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Best of Atlanta 2020: Food & Drink
The best of Atlanta's food and drink in 2020, including best new restaurant, new chef, burger, diner, new barbecue, and more.
My life in takeout
Ordering food is a way to relive old restaurant memories—and to, somehow, strangely form new ones.
Talat Market is finally open (for takeout)—and it’s selling out immediately
“Prior to [the] pandemic, we had a different vision for our restaurant,” Savang says. “With this happening a month before our opening, we had time to brainstorm a different way to open that’s still true to us, exciting, fun, and delicious.”
Chef Parnass Savang shares new details on Talat Market’s upcoming brick-and-mortar restaurant
Two years ago, chefs Parnass Savang and Rod Lassiter launched Talat Market as a humble pop-up at Gato in Candler Park. Now, they're at work on a 1,700-square-foot, full-service version of the Thai restaurant in Summerhill, which they say will open this summer.
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.
The Year in Food: The most important things that happened in Atlanta’s restaurant scene in 2018
Looking beyond such fanfare as the opening of Tiny Lou’s and the rise of fast-casual everything, what else happened in the food world this year—and what does it say about Atlanta? We received a few snubs on the national stage, which might suggest that our dining scene is faltering. It could also be that we’re currently stewing on our most promising culinary ideas and talent.
Thai pop-up Talat Market is getting its own restaurant
When Parnass Savang and Rod Lassiter debuted their Talat Market pop-up at Gato last spring, they had no idea how the city would respond. But the success was near-instant, and now the duo have signed the lease on their first brick-and-mortar restaurant, set to open in 2019.
This year’s James Beard semifinalists look a little different—and Atlanta gets multiple nods
The James Beard Foundation's 2018 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists include seven Atlanta-based chefs and three elsewhere in Georgia received nominations. If you look closer at the list, you'll notice a trend: Seven of these ten chefs are people of color.