Tag Archives: Chefs

Cooks Who Care Wants to Change Philly’s Restaurant Culture for the Better

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

If you follow the restaurant industry — hell, if you follow current events — you know that a chef’s life can be a tough one. […]

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Off the Menu: Tetsu, Japanese Comfort Food From Masa Chef, Opens

Source: NY Times Food

A Michelin-starred chef’s tasting counter, a steakhouse in the New Yorker Hotel and other restaurant news.

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Off the Menu: Pasta Flyer, Mark Ladner’s Latest, Opens in Greenwich Village

Source: NY Times Food

Vegan with Latin American influences in the East Village, a Korean steakhouse in NoMad, and other restaurant news.

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First Look: Barbecue, beer and more at Loyal Q in East Cobb

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Loyal Q Meats and Sides including (clockwise from top left) cornbread, St. Louis Ribs, Collard Greens, Pit Beans, Pulled Pork, Smoakhouse Sausage, and Brisket. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The new Loyal Q and Brew in East Cobb is all about smoked meat and beer on draft.

Given that the owner is Bob Campbell, who spent years opening and operating multiple Taco Mac locations around Atlanta, that’s not exactly surprising.

In addition to barbecue, the menu from chef Dan Diersen features shared plates, sides and vegetables, such as salt-roasted beets, cauliflower salad and a hefty portobello sandwich.

Diersen grew up in ...

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José Andrés Fed Puerto Rico, and May Change How Aid Is Given

Source: NY Times Food

The chef’s huge effort is just the latest led by cooks, who are showing a more agile, locally based way to feed people after a disaster.

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In Bouley at Home, a Chef’s Total Philosophy Under One Roof

Source: NY Times Food

David Bouley is opening a culinary center in the Flatiron District that embodies all his ideas on cooking, health and hospitality.

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Crickets, organic chicken among new dining options at Philips Arena

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Joe Schafer is the executive chef at Philips Arena. / Photo: Atlanta Hawks

This summer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Joe Schafer had left his position as executive chef at fine-dining restaurant Bacchanalia to take up a post as executive chef at Philips Arena.

At the time, it was clear that Schafer would oversee all culinary operations at Philips Arena, which is currently under a $192.5 million renovation, however his plans for food service throughout the venue were not completely defined.

A few months into the job, Schafer is moving forward to improve all aspects of the food, dining ...

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First Look: Muchacho brings coffee and ‘California cuisine’ to Reynoldstown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Muchacho Tacos (from left to right) Breakfast, Short Rib Barbacoa, Al Pastor, and Mole Grilled Pineapple. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

When Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox opened Muchacho on Oct. 16, it was already a hot topic on the Atlanta dining scene.

Serving up coffee and “California cuisine,” and sporting a sunny Los Angeles look that stirred up a bit of controversy among some Reynoldstown neighbors, the tidy counter service space on Memorial Drive occupies the front of a former railroad depot that was most recently home to H. Harper Station.

But Lennox’s master plan for ...

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Beer Town: Taste Jing-A Chinese craft beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Honey Walnut Shrimp and Wok Fried Long Beans paired with Jing-A Brewing beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst. Photo credit: Fred Crudder.

One of the side benefits of The Festival — the expansive international beer tasting presented in Atlanta in August by Shelton Brothers Importers — is the number of rarities that made it to the city for the first time, and even stuck around for a while after the event.

Certainly, the Chinese beers from Jing-A Brewing Co. are a prime example of that.

Somewhat shrouded in mystery, the brewery was founded by two expat friends living in Beijing. ...

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Chef change at Bluetop

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Matt Marcus (center) with beverage director Jonathan Joy (left) and chef Paul Sidener at the launch of Bluetop. / Photo: Mia Yakel.

Just weeks after unlocking doors, Bluetop is seeing a change in the kitchen. Executive chef Matt Marcus is no longer working at the restaurant located at 5362 Peachtree Road in Chamblee.

Owner Andy Lasky stated that he terminated Marcus yesterday due to “areas of conflict.”

“I like him a lot as a person,” Lasky said. “Professionally, it just wasn’t working out.”

Marcus stated that he was told his termination was due to “unsatisfactory performance.” “They would not elaborate. ...

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Serpas True Food owner to open barbecue joint in Brookhaven

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Scott Serpas will open barbecue joint Dixie Q at 2524 Caldwell Road in Brookhaven. / Ligaya Figueras

The dining scene is heating up in Brookhaven. A few weeks ago, the group behind Vero Pizza, Haven and Valenza announced it would be opening a neighborhood chophouse. Hudson FC International Sports Pub, or Hudson FC for short, is now open at 4058 Peachtree Road in the former Pub 71 space in Brookhaven Station. HOBNOB is alive and kicking in Town Brookhaven.

Now comes news that Scott Serpas, chef-owner of Serpas True Food in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is opening ...

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Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield shares tips to cut down on food waste

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield discusses ways to combat food waste during a workshop as part of programming for the Chefs Collaborative conference, held in Atlanta Sept. 9-11. / Photo credit: Erik Meadows

“Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.”

Steven Satterfield, the chef and co-owner of Miller Union, stood in the dining room of his Westside restaurant. Gathered around him were 20 people — fellow chefs, farmers and other food professionals — who did, in fact, want to talk about trash.

Satterfield was leading a workshop about combating food waste in the ...

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Athens named among the South’s most underrated food cities

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

USA Today named Athens, Ga., one of the South’s most underrated food cities. Athens-based Creature Comforts was one of a handful of destinations cited in the article.

By Caleigh Derreberry

As home to the University of Georgia, Athens is mainly known as a college town. But it got a national nod for its dining scene.

USA Today called Athens one of the South’s most underrated food destinations. The article put a spotlight on smaller locales with notable cuisine. Baton Rouge, La., Birmingham, Ala., Lexington, Ky., and Greenville, S.C. also made the list.

The article gave props to chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson’s ...

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