Category Archives: Creative Loafing Atlanta

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Koreatown takeover at Chai Pani

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Move over turmeric, cardamom, and cumin and make way for gochuchang and ssamjang on the flavoring shelf at Chai Pani. Deuki Hong, chef of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong in New York City, and food writer Matt Rodbard, along with a cast of characters from Atlanta and Asheville, have a Korean feast planned.…

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Scenes from the 2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2016

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If you follow social media accounts of Southern food-lovers, your feed was probably filled with debauchery from the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this past weekend. Perhaps you shelled out big bucks for a Connoisseur lanyard or maybe you drooled a little at home. One thing is true— we were there.…

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Quick Bites: Saint-Germain Bakery opens this summer, JP Atlanta hosts a heritage dinner, and more

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Florida-based 4R Restaurant Group will open Atlanta’s first 4 Rivers Smokehouse on Marietta Street next to Thumbs Up Diner. The specialty at 4 Rivers is brisket, but the menu also features barbecued chicken, ribs, pork, and more.…

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Quick Bites: Cooper Miller in at Ladybird, Cinnaholic opens, and more

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FluxMade, a company that creates furnishings and millworks for restaurants, retail spaces, and residential properties has filed plans to open a coffeehouse called Influx inside their Westside showroom. With the addition of Influx, FluxMade hopes to become “a creative space to eat, drink, shop and create.”

Former JCT Kitchen executive sous chef Cooper Miller has taken over at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall and will be rotating new items onto the menu over the next few months.…

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Restaurant Review: Ticonderoga Club

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The Krog Street Market neighborhood tavern is firing on all cylinders

There is a sign at Ticonderoga Club that reads: “We keep this joint and this joint keeps us (broke).” The scrappy quote seems appropriate coming from partners — and Atlanta restaurant royalty — Greg Best, Paul Calvert, Regan Smith, Bart Sasso, and David Bies.…

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The Battery taps local, national talent for food at SunTrust Park

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When SunTrust Park opens in spring 2017, Braves fans will have more to look forward to than (hopefully) less traffic and a squeaky clean ballpark. The Battery, a mixed-use development adjacent to the stadium, will be home to new chef-driven concepts from local restaurateurs and other proprietors.

Ford Fry will open his 11th Atlanta concept, El Felix, which will be modeled after his “Mex-Tex” restaurant, Superica.…

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Is Atlanta’s story better than Tampa’s “Farm to Fable”?

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The food world was abuzz in April when the Tampa Bay Times ran a series titled Farm to Fable, with a headline stating, “at Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction.” One aspect that made the story so notable was not just the premise of restaurants deceiving consumers, but the fact that author and Tampa Bay Times Food Critic Laura Reiley had so thoroughly researched and documented case after case after case of lies and misrepresentations by Tampa area restaurants.…

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Is Atlanta’s story better than Tampa’s “Farm to Fable”?

Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

The food world was abuzz in April when the Tampa Bay Times ran a series titled Farm to Fable, with a headline stating, “at Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction.” One aspect that made the story so notable was not just the premise of restaurants deceiving consumers, but the fact that author and Tampa Bay Times Food Critic Laura Reiley had so thoroughly researched and documented case after case after case of lies and misrepresentations by Tampa area restaurants.…

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Best Bets: 2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival preview

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The 6th annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is ready to shine a spotlight on not just Atlanta, but what is going on in the food world all over the South. Festival co-founders Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love want Atlanta to be a proper Southern host city but also a gateway to the traditions and stories of what makes Southern food so special.…

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Best Bets: 2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival preview

Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

The 6th annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is ready to shine a spotlight on not just Atlanta, but what is going on in the food world all over the South. Festival co-founders Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love want Atlanta to be a proper Southern host city but also a gateway to the traditions and stories of what makes Southern food so special.…

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Quick Bites: Noble Fin opens, Buttermilk Kitchen hosts a biscuit stand, and more

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Orlando-based fast-casual gourmet sandwich concept Earl of Sandwich will open in Phipps Plaza late this summer, reports What Now Atlanta. The restaurant’s menu typically feature hot sandwiches, homemade bread, soups, salads, and desserts available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Jay Swift has opened his second restaurant, Noble Fin, outside the Perimeter at 5260 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners.…

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Quick Bites: Hampton & Hudson opens, Bacchanalia and Star Provisions relocate, and more

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Atlanta’s first Wahlburgers, which was rumored a few months ago, will open at SunTrust Park in time for the Braves’ 2017 home opener. Wahlburgers will open alongside restaurant concepts from Ford Fry and Linton Hopkins.

Hampton & Hudson, “a community-driven bar and restaurant” from the duo behind Cypress Street Pint & Plate and GRAIN, opened on May 25 at Inman Quarter (299 North Highland Ave.) Former Max’s Wine Dive and Mason Tavern chef Jason Hall is the executive chef.

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Drink Local: Old Fourth Distillery Vodka

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Have you found it hard to stay on top of all the new spirits being distilled here in Atlanta and its surrounding counties? Welcome to Drink Local, a semi-regular series in which we’ll feature and taste a ran ge of local products, starting with the four local distilleries highlighted in our “Made in Georgia” Spring Dining Guide

Our aim is to enable you to walk in to your local liquor store (or favorite bar) armed with a basic knowledge of the local goods on the shelves. First up? The very first (legal) spirit distilled in the city of Atlanta since ...

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