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Maricela Vega 8Arm tortilla pop-up dinner

8Arm’s Maricela Vega is hosting a dinner to help restore the culture of the tortilla

8Arm chef Maricela Vega will be preparing a dinner on September 16 that weds the techniques and ingredients of ancient and modern Mexico. Her goal is to raise funds for a masa-making machine and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar shop that sells fresh, heirloom masa and tortillas.

Review: 8Arm is wildly different and as good as ever under new chef Maricela Vega

The Ponce de Leon Avenue den of cool never stopped being revolutionary. 8Arm's new chef, Maricela Vega, has made it even more deliciously subversive.
Best New Restaurants in Atlanta - 8Arm

8Arm

Under new chef Maricela Vega, 8Arm has turned over a new leaf. Vega’s food, perfected at a series of pop-ups in 2017 and 2018, suits the restaurant’s cool-kid vibe and its nonconformist roots.

How pop-up restaurants are making Atlanta’s food scene so much better

As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta’s restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter—waged by chefs hosting pop-up “restaurants” and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces—isn’t as easy to observe as the former. But it’s similarly impressive. In many ways, it’s more impressive.
Chicomecoatl

Chef to Watch: Maricela Vega, a.k.a. Chicomecóatl, crafts beautiful, plant-based Mexican dishes

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.

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