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Rodgers Greens and Roots Ashley Rodgers

Female farmers are rare in Georgia. Ashley Rodgers wants to change that.

On her Douglasville farm, Rodgers Greens and Roots, Ashley Rodgers is completely in her element, wearing khaki shorts, a baggy t-shirt, rubber boots, and covered in manure.

Where to eat and what to do on Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

Dinner and a movie is so last year. Take advantage of these Valentine's Day specials–and special activities–around Atlanta.

We asked 4 Atlanta chefs, “What’s the best burger you’ve ever eaten?”

Robert Phalen, Steven Satterfield, Linton Hopkins, and Ford Fry dish on their all-time favorites

E.J. Hodgkinson to become the executive chef at Ford Fry’s King + Duke, starting November 17

JCT Kitchen executive chef E.J. Hodgkinson will leave his post and take over at King + Duke November 17. The news comes nearly two months after Joe Schafer, the restaurant's opening chef, resigned from the kitchen for personal reasons (Schafer now helms the kitchen at Abattoir).

In season: white Albas and local pecan truffles land on fall menus

Costing as much as $200 an ounce, white truffles are the diamond of fall produce. Hailing from select parts of Europe—primarily France and Italy—the small round bulbs are prized for their pungent fragrance and subtle earthy notes. When restaurants can’t afford them, many turn to pecan groves, which yield pecan truffles year-round in the Southeast region of the United States.

Check out the menu for Ford Fry’s the El Felix, opening November 3 at Avalon

Rocket Farms Restaurants proprietor Ford Fry—the man behind the Optimist and King + Duke, as well as St. Cecilia, No. 246, JCT Kitchen and the soon-to-open Superica—will unveil his first OTP restaurant, the El Felix, November 3. A Mex-Tex spot, the El Felix is located at 1130 Avalon Boulevard in the new Avalon complex in Alpharetta.

Rules of the Buckhead dating game, according to The Bachelor’s Kelly Travis

The moment that Kelly Travis and her entourage glide onto the King + Duke patio, a red-faced, middle-aged man offers a round of drinks. Travis quietly warns her posse, “He’s not the kind of guy you’d want to date.”

Taking sides: five Atlanta chefs on Georgia v. North Carolina trout

Atlanta’s distance from the sea sends local chefs to the farm-raising waterways of North Georgia and North Carolina in search of sustainable seafood. Sunburst, Bramlett, and Enchanted Springs are just some of the suppliers...

Atlanta’s open kitchens turn up the heat

Restaurant kitchens used to be cramped, windowless hellholes invisible to the dining public. Now the cooks have moved into the dining room—literally. Breaking down the fourth wall between chef and customer, these restaurants represent the newest movement in kitchen design.

Men’s designer aprons make a statement in fashion and function

Culinary students may still squeeze themselves into the stiff white chefs coat, long the industry’s de rigueur uniform. But the new must-have garb, particularly among Atlanta’s male chefs who have made it to the top of the food chain, is the designer apron.

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