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In time for the “Oscars of food,” a one-man play ponders the complex life of James Beard

Upcoming Theatrical Outfit play I Love to Eat, a one-man play about the life of James Beard, who was gay, arrives at a time when the restaurant industry is being scrutinized for failing to meaningfully include women, people of color, and the LGBT community.

With his new cookbook, Atlanta chef Todd Richards wants to change the way we view soul food

Todd Richards found that one of the biggest obstacles for black chefs is the lack of economic resources for opening their own restaurants. That's why he sees his new cookbook, Soul, as a transformative text to make soul food higher in economic value.

For Gunshow chef Kevin Gillespie, his Buckhead home is a treasured respite

Kevin Gillespie may be known for his love of Southern cuisine, but part of his heart—the part that helped design his Buckhead home—belongs to California. Kevin’s wife, Valerie, first discovered the house on Zillow. She immediately knew they’d both love the ranch-style abode and submitted an offer even though Kevin was out of town.
Miller Union

Overdue recognition: Miller Union

This year, after five nominations, Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield brought home a James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast.
Cookbooks

Cook like an American: Two new books address how we eat

Two new cookbooks out this month, America the Great Cookbook: The Food We Make for the People We Love (Weldon Owen) and America: The Cookbook (Phaidon), address how Americans—and Georgians—eat.
Poor Hendrix

Review: At Poor Hendrix, pastry chef Aaron Russell goes savory, with success

Poor Hendrix, which Aaron and Jamie Russell opened in East Lake’s Hosea and 2nd development last November, feels like two small restaurants packed close together.

Great Grub

Chefs John Currence, Hugh Acheson, Sean Brock, Sue Zemanick, and John Fleer tell us why their favorite off-the-grid locales keep them coming back for more.
The Grey

49. The Grey, Savannah

We walked into this new restaurant in a restored Greyhound bus station just one day after it had been nominated for a James Beard Award.

Breaking down Atlanta’s James Beard Award nominees for 2015

Atlanta scored big on this year’s list of James Beard Award semifinalists with a record number of nominees. Thirteen Atlanta chefs and restaurants made the cut (fourteen, if you count The Grey in Savannah). Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, March 24.

2014 James Beard Finalists announced

Early this morning, the James Beard Foundation, known as the Oscars of food, announced its award finalists 2014. Five Atlanta names graced the list.

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