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Irwin Street Market founder to open the Market at Center Park in March

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Market at Center Park renderingBy Jake Rothschild Irwin Street Market and Jake’s Ice Creams founder Jake Rothschild is opening a tiny market in East Point. Called the Market at Center Park, it will feature 300 square feet of locally made goods, ranging from bread and pasta to chocolates and pies. Targeting a mid-March opening, the Market is a result of Rothchild’s food incubator, a program that works to develop local chefs and artisans and help them expand into the community. Many of the people participating in the Market have taught at Rothchild’s Cooking School at Irwin Street Market. Coconut custard ...

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Atlanta’s Asian chefs react to controversial photo at Cochon555 food event

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Guy Wong. (Beckysteinphotography.com)

A photo taken at a Cochon555 event held this past weekend in Atlanta has been the subject of controversy, leading to apologies from event organizers and participants.

The image depicts Atlanta chef Todd Mussman as a stereotypical Asian, wearing a kimono, conical bamboo hat and costume glasses with slanted eyes. Also posing in the picture are Atlanta chefs Dennis Lange, Andre Gomez and Dameren Parenteau as well as Cochon founder Brady Lowe.

The photo was taken during “Late-night Asian speak-easy” dinner at Muss & Turner’s, a dinner intended to pay homage to the diversity ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: My reservation with reservations, plus Atlanta’s best soul food

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Christiane Chronicles: My reservation with reservations, plus Atlanta’s best soul food
Illustration by Zohar Lazar

Rant
No reservations
I’ve always hated making reservations. Early in my career as a critic, I routinely forgot the fake name I had given on the phone and stood by the hostess like an idiot, insisting that I had reserved a table but didn’t know for whom. Alternatively, I felt ashamed every time I gave a pseudonym only to have the person at the other end of the line recognize my voice (my French accent is as thick as glue). But really, I don’t mind waiting for a table. It’s part of the experience, and one ...

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