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In this hiatus, I’ve had ample time to return to memories of the restaurant scene of Atlanta’s past.
Manuel Maloof, a relative of the Manuel’s Tavern founder of the same name, is opening a restaurant and bar at 586 Woodward Avenue in Grant Park. Called Manny’s Grant Park Pub, it will serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night fare, alongside a full bar menu.
Remembering Tom Crawford: Longtime political journalist was “a great raconteur and a walking encyclopedia”
Tom Crawford, an old-school newspaperman who found innovative ways to cover Georgia politics for more than three decades, died of complications from cancer on July 18 at age 67.
For more than 60 years, elected officials, journalists, and gadflies of all stripes—though let's be honest, mostly Democrats—have traded gossip, hectored televised debates, and licked legislative wounds at the watering hole that’s become a living museum of Georgia political history.
"The big question for chicken—and for any meat that goes antibiotic-free—is a question that faces all of food production: Is better, safer food going to be something that only well-off people can afford? That hangs over all of these transformations of food systems," Maryn McKenna says.
We knew this day was coming; now the date is finally on the calendar. On December 27, the Sunday after Christmas, Manuel's Tavern will shut down to begin the long-overdue process of renovating the building it's occupied since 1956.
Manuel Maloof opened his eponymous tavern in 1956 with conversation as a founding principle. “Where else can a guy who makes $50 a week and a guy doing $200,000 a year sit next to each other and find out what each other is thinking?” He banned live music or even a jukebox “because those things keep people from talking to each other.” As he told this magazine back in 1968, “A tavern ought to be a place where people from all over can come in and say what’s on their mind.”
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