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As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta’s restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter—waged by chefs hosting pop-up “restaurants” and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces—isn’t as easy to observe as the former. But it’s similarly impressive. In many ways, it’s more impressive.
Banshee no doubt elevates East Atlanta Village’s reputation as a dining destination—a reputation that has been slow to take shape, despite several attempts by distinguished chefs. Yet the restaurant still feels very much of the Village, which is to say irreverent, chill, and clearly the product of a cohesive, creative vision.
Hang out with zombies at Walker Stalker Con, dine with some of the city's best chefs at Sunday Supper South, and see a ghost at the Fox Theatre.
We spoke to famous Atlanta chefs—Asha Gomez, formerly of Cardamom Hill and Spice to Table, Justin Anthony of True Story Brands, and Ford Fry of the Optimist, Superica, St. Cecilia, and more—about their favorite room in the house: the kitchen.
One of Atlanta’s most famous sons, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Decades later, thousands of Atlantans volunteer, raise funds, and donate to causes. You don’t have to look far to find local celebrities—from rock star chefs and business moguls—who leverage their fame for good.
The 4th may have passed, but Atlanta has plenty to keep you entertained including Atlanta Comic-Con, Atlanta Field Day, a sustainable agriculture festival, and... a waiters race?
Inspired by the Reynosa area of Mexico near the South Texas border where Ford Fry’s father and grandfather used to hunt, Little Rey will serve chicken al carbon platters and tacos in a casual environment.
Banshee, coming to East Atlanta Village this spring, will offer a “hyper-seasonal” menu and bold cocktails
Former Ford Fry employees Nolan Wynn, Faielle Stocco, and Peter Chvala, along with former Wrecking Bar Brewpub manager Katie McDonald, have teamed up to open a restaurant named Banshee on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village.