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Maricela Vega's complex "modern Mexican" dishes are often entirely plant-based and always Instagram-worthy. She currently hosts pop-ups at the Spindle and LottaFrutta, and hopes to eventually open a bodega where she can give back to her community.
Vanessa Toro launched her clothing brand, Rabble & Rouse, in 2015 with the tagline “Give all the damns.” Her T-shirts make bold statements with phrases like “Be vigilant, not afraid” and “All we have is each other.” Toro herself is regularly stopped on the street for her jet-black pixie cut, signature red lip, and flair for pairing colors and prints.
The Wall Street Journal says fewer and fewer Americans are dining out to lunch. It's time-consuming and more expensive than cooking at home. But it can also be a much-needed mental health break. If you're looking for a new lunch spot, here's a few in Atlanta worth trying.
Amid the Latin candies that clutter the checkout counter at Old Fourth Ward’s LottaFrutta lie a few pristine wrapped handmade pastries: perfectly formed Pop-Tarts and mini chocolate chip cookie "chipwiches." The treats are the handiwork of Ashley Sue Holtzclaw.
LottaFrutta Gourmet Fruit House and Market will open at Avalon in Alpharetta at the end of the month. The order-at-the-counter restaurant will be identical to the original Auburn Avenue location in terms of menu—at least at first. Owner Myrna Perez says there will always be Cuban-style sandwiches, fresh-cut fruit, smoothies, and salads, but since the Avalon spot will serve dinner in addition to breakfast and lunch, her team may adapt their offerings based on demand. They will also offer catering and delivery.