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The best carrot I ever ate wasn’t charred, blistered, sous-vided, dusted with ashes, or suffering any of the indignities chefs now routinely submit our vegetables to. The best carrot I ever ate came right out of the ground.
Often, a good night’s sleep requires engineering your environment for maximum relaxation. From soothing aromatherapy to relaxing teas, here are eight goodies to help ease you into the Land of Nod.
Venezuela-born Lis Hernandez has been feeding Atlantans arepas at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market since 2012. This summer, she moved the second location of Arepa Mia (first opened in 2014) from Decatur to Avondale Estates, where she has a patio, more parking, and new menu items.
You might not realize that the sweet potatoes on your holiday plate represent a fairly big commitment for farmers. While a radish reaches maturity in about a month, a sweet potato takes three to four times as long—and requires ample room to grow.
Food tours typically draw in tourists, but Road Forks travel blog author Akila McConnell recently launched a service targeted at locals. Atlanta Food Walks offers a three-and-a-half hour Downtown Southern Food Walk that stops at seven restaurants, taking attendees through the history of Southern cuisine.
Arepa Mia, the Venezuelan arepa shop at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, is expanding to Decatur next month. Owner and chef Lisbet Hernandez is taking over a catering space at 307 East College Avenue and turning it into a second Arepa Mia. Here, she’ll offer the same menu of gluten-free chicken, fish, ham, and beef arepas, empanadas, and cachapas (Venezuelan corn cakes), along with new weekend specials and Sunday brunch.
Edgewood Avenue is a place rich in history. A staple of the area, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market opened nearly ninety years ago and has survived everything from fires to tornados. The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Change is just around the corner, attracting tourists and locals alike. But when it comes to dining options, the area has not always been a foodie hangout—until recently.
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