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At their new restaurant in Buford Highway's Asian Square, Mia Orino and Carlo Gan serve a regular a la carte menu most nights of the week, in addition to hosting regular kamayan-style meals—the ones their pop-up made famous.
These days, it’s not uncommon to see waves of interest in food from historically underappreciated communities—but it’s also not uncommon to see those waves come and go quickly, the cuisine treated as a temporary fad rather than a durable part of the culinary landscape. Atlanta’s not just having a moment with Filipino food, though; it’s undergoing an awakening.
The American diner reimagined in Buckhead, Filipino fare on Buford Highway, Korean-American street food in EAV, and Detroit-style pizza in Oakhurst.
Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL plans to officially open as a full-service restaurant on Buford Highway in June. Located in Asian Square near Mamak, it will serve traditional fare inspired by the heritage of owners Mia Orino and Carlo Gan.
This year's semifinalists include Kamayan ATL, pastry chefs Claudia Martinez and Jen Yee, and chefs Kevin Gillespie, Todd Richards, Jason Liang, Craig Richards, and Joey Ward.
Old names, new restaurants; and pop-ups going permanent—those are the major themes of 2022’s most anticipated restaurants. Here's what to keep an eye out for this year.
Peach season is here, so we've rounded up 11 metro Atlanta peach dishes to try—from doughnuts to salads to ice cream to lumpia.
17 AAPI chefs teamed up for a fundraiser for families of the victims of the Atlanta spa shootings. It sold out in hours.
On March 16, the evening a man shot and killed eight people—six of them Asian women—at three different metro Atlanta spas, Thip Athakhanh, owner of Laotian restaurant Snackboxe Bistro, and Mia Orino, of Filipino pop-up Kamayan ATL, were at dinner. “We came home, saw the news, and were shocked about what happened. We knew we had to do something,” says Athakhanh.
New ideas, smaller portions, and increased demand: How four Atlanta pop-up chefs and bakers adjusted in the pandemic
When the pandemic shut down Atlanta in mid-March, Nick Melvin made the difficult decision to furlough himself from his chef position at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. But he couldn’t keep out of the kitchen for too long and soon launched a burrito pop-up out of his house called Poco Loco.
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