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Home for Dinner: Steve Osunsami, ABC News Correspondent

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Also at dinner with Osunsami (right): Joe Remillard (center), Ayn Remillard (left), and Marguerite Madden (bottom left). Not pictured: neighbors John West and Michael Lappin and friends Robin and Doctor Le’Roy Reese.Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones Part of the reason that ABC News correspondent Steve Osunsami, 46, goes all out for Thanksgiving is because he can. The son of Nigerian immigrants, he grew up in Peoria, Illinois housing projects eating government cheese. “You know, it came in those big blocks?” His mother would cook on Sundays, but otherwise it was Shake ’N Bake chicken. “We were never able to do ...

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Get your pumpkin fix with these 8 dishes (and then some) OTP

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pumpkin cheesecake with pecan caramel at Sugo in Johns Creek. Photo courtesy of Sugo.

No matter your stance on the PSL (that’s “pumpkin spice latte” for those of you living under a rock), pumpkin is unequivocally the flavor of fall. Whether you prefer your pumpkin in a savory preparation or a sweet treat, these OTP eateries have you covered. Check out these dishes that celebrate pumpkin in ways that are anything but “basic.”

  1. Pumpkin zeppole
    Head to modern Italian restaurant Colletta in Alpharetta’s Avalon to dive into fall with its version of indulgent doughnut bites in the form of pumpkin ...

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Atlanta’s favorite over-the-top holiday bar, Miracle, is back and even bigger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

GimletPhoto by Melissa Hom Bad SantaPhoto by Melissa Hom Need a little “Ho-Ho-Ho” in your life? Big Citizen’s Eric Simpkins and Darren Carr, the team behind the Lawrence and Bon Ton, are bringing the New York City-based holiday pop-up Miracle to Atlanta for the second year. Held November 24 through December 24, Miracle is a cocktail bar with over-the-top holiday decorations, holiday-themed drinks, and small plates. “There are certain holidays like Halloween and Christmas when there’s not much for adults without children,” Simpkins says. “Miracle was created for adults to enjoy the holidays.” In 2016, the original Atlanta location Miracle ...

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O4W Pizza’s Anthony Spina is bringing the Grandma Pie back to Old Fourth Ward

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Grandma Pie at O4W Pizza in DuluthPhotography by Jennifer Zyman Even though O4W Pizza closed its namesake Old Fourth Ward location more than a year ago, the sting from the pizzeria’s schlep to the suburbs never truly went away for ITP-ers. The Duluth location, which opened last September, is bigger and in many ways better than the original—owner Anthony Spina perfected his pizza-making and added pastas, appetizers, and salads to the menu. But the convenience of having the Grandma Pie in your backyard is hard to beat. Pine no longer—Spina is bringing his pizza back to Old Fourth Ward ...

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Nobu is finally coming to Atlanta—and our film industry is partially why

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of Nobu restaurant at Phipps PlazaRendering courtesy of Simon Property Group At long last, the famous Japanese fusion restaurant Nobu is coming to Atlanta. At a Simon Property Group press conference this morning, Nobu CEO Trevor Horwell announced that Nobu Atlanta Restaurant and a 150-room Nobu Hotel may open as soon as late 2019, part of a major new mixed-use development at Simon-owned Phipps Plaza that will begin opening in spring 2020. The high-profile hospitality brand, founded by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper, has expanded in recent years—opening 40 restaurants and 16 hotels around ...

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Where to eat on Thanksgiving 2017 in Atlanta (or get your turkey to-go)

Source: Atlanta Magazine

You can order D.B.A.’s turkey to-go before Thanksgiving.Photograph courtesy of D.B.A. Whether you prefer to dine out or host at home, it’s time you let someone else do the heavy lifting. These Atlanta restaurants are serving your favorite traditional (and not-so-traditional) Thanksgiving foods. Dine-in 103 West Big appetite? Choose your appetizer and then nosh on turkey and trimmings served family-style. After the meal, the sides will be replenished and packed up for guests to enjoy at home the next day. There’s a four-guest minimum, and the cost is $84 per adult, $36 for ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 ...

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12 things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 13-17

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Monday, Nov. 13 ‘Meet the Press’ Film Festival at Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema: “Meet the Press” and the American Film Institute present this inaugural film festival featuring 16 short political documentaries organized by themes such as the opioid epidemic, life after prison and immigration. Among the films: “Knife Skills,” about a Cleveland restaurant staffed by […]

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Eat This: Tacos at Muchacho

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The barbacoa and al pastor tacos at Muchacho.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Memorial Drive isn’t known to have an abundance of great taco offerings—Mi Barrio is a neighborhood favorite, and the breakfast tacos at Homegrown GA always satisfy. But with Muchacho, one of the two new restaurants from Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox to open in the former H. Harper Station space, another solid taco option has finally arrived. Lennox tapped chef Jason Simpson, formerly of St. Cecilia and King and Duke, to be chef de cuisine at both Muchacho and adjoining Golden Eagle under culinary director Taria Camerino. ...

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Skate right up to the bar at the Watergate Hotel’s new rooftop ice rink

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The Washington area has impressive outdoor ice skating rinks. But no facility in the region can match the views from the temporary rink atop the Watergate Hotel. Opening Nov. 16, the rink lets skaters enjoy sweeping views along the Potomac River, from the Air Force Memorial to the spires of Georgetown University, in addition to feeling […]

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Holeman & Finch Public House gets a total revamp for its 10th anniversary

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Egg and guanciale carbonara made with guitar-cut pastaPhoto by Henri Hollis Holeman & Finch Public House, the Buckhead restaurant that spurred a series of popular spinoffs including H&F Burger and H&F Bottle Shop, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new look and a new menu. First unveiled in October, the revamped space and accompanying food and beverage offerings are designed to create an approachable, unpretentious vibe that draws customers in weekly, restaurateur/chef Linton Hopkins says. He worked closely with executive chef Spencer Gomez on the menus, bringing back popular dishes like pancetta and farm egg carbonara, and bacon caramel ...

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13 things to do in the D.C. area the weekend of Nov. 10-12

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Friday, Nov. 10 The Emporiyum at Union Market: If small-batch bitters and bone broth are routinely on your shopping list, don’t miss the Emporiyum, an indie food marketplace. The event brings together more than 100 vendors and chefs, including local favorites and out-of-towners. The District’s own Toli Moli will be there with falooda (Burmese layered dessert […]

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What was your most memorable dining or drinking experience in D.C.? Share the story with us.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Our fondest memories, the stories that are truly worth telling, all tend to have one thing in common: They involve food and booze. Nothing helps sear a memory into our brains quite like a powerful taste or smell. Not only was that blind group date at Sfoglina hilariously embarrassing, but you can still taste those noodles, […]

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You should eat more turkey

Source: Atlanta Magazine

This is what one of Jenni Harris’s broad-breasted black turkeys looks like as a teenager.Photograph by Laura Mortelliti Eat more turkey. That may sound obvious, this being Thanksgiving month, but there are health benefits to varying your poultry routine throughout the year. “Turkey is just a really good, sustainable source of energy,” says chef David Sweeney, who is best known for his popular vegetable-forward cooking at his former restaurant, Dynamic Dish. “We should be eating turkey—and rabbit and duck, for that matter—year round.” Turkey could almost be considered a superfood: It’s packed with protein, low in fat, and contains iron, ...

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Fresh on the Scene: C. Ellet’s, Bar Mercado, Bluetop

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The giant Tomahawk ribeye at C. Ellet’sPhotograph by Caroline C. Kilgore C. Ellet’s Linton Hopkins built this new steakhouse right next to SunTrust Park’s enormous entrance, and he lured chef Damon Wise from New York to run it. (Hopkins also just moved three-time James Beard Award nominee Jen Yee south to oversee the pastry programs at all of his restaurants.) Named for Hopkins’s great-great-grandfather, Charles Ellet Jr., the restaurant has a split personality. On the left side, curvy booths and pearlescent blue and green tones aim for glamour in the formal dining room, where beef from heavyweight producers around the ...

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Clarkson’s Refuge Coffee Co. finds a permanent home

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kitti Murray of Refuge Coffee Co.Photo by Zach Wolfe In 2013, Refuge Coffee Co. founders Kitti and Bill Murray moved from Old Fourth Ward to Clarkston, looking for more space for their grandchildren to play. Kitti, a freelance writer, and Bill, a former pastor, had no intention of starting a business, much less a coffee shop. But they found themselves in a community of refugees who were struggling to find jobs that would enable them to care for their families. “The No. 1 job refugees get here is at the chicken processing plant one and a half hours away. It’s a ...

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The most romantic places in Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Every good love story has a dreamy soundtrack, a passionate cast of characters and an enchanting setting. To help you figure out the last one, here’s a list of our favorite spots around town to visit with your beloved. Many of these destinations are secluded, making them an ideal place for canoodling or planting that first kiss. Meridian Hill […]

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The Hotel Clermont’s forthcoming restaurant has a name: Tiny Lou’s

Source: Atlanta Magazine

From left: hotel director of restaurants Nick Hassiotis, chef Jeb Aldrich, and hotel general manager Alan Rae on the roof of the Hotel ClermontPhotograph by Heidi Geldhauser In July, we reported that Jeb Aldrich—formerly of Noble Fin and 4th and Swift—would be the executive chef at the Hotel Clermont’s forthcoming restaurant. That restaurant now has a name: Tiny Lou’s. “She was a dancer at the hotel’s Gypsy Room, which was there before the Clermont Lounge, in the 1950s,” says Aldrich. “According to Atlanta folklore, she was notorious for being ‘the girl who refused to dance with Hitler.’” Tiny Lou became ...

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Video of the Day: Gabrielle Union says Atlanta has the best food

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Gabrielle Union, we could not agree with you more on this one. In the most recent episode of First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” series, released today, the actress, author, and style icon took part in the pain dozens of other celebrities have gone through on the show—eating hotter and hotter chicken wings while answering embarrassing questions about their lives. Union talked about her Twitter sass, the bromance between LeBron James and her Cleveland Cavaliers all-star husband Dwyane Wade, and her best-selling book We’re Going to Need More Wine. But what’s most important to us Atlantans is what happens after host Sean ...

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Head to Andy’s on South Street for Free Chicken This Sunday

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Andy’s Chicken, one of our favorite spots for Korean fried chicken, announced this summer that they’d be opening up an outpost in Graduate Hospital. And […]

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Check Out Brigantessa’s New Small Plates and Expanded Happy Hour

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Brigantessa has gone through a lot of changes recently: this summer, news broke that longtime chef and part-owner Joe Cicala was out at both Brigantessa […]

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Community Farmers Markets’ inaugural Red Clay Soirée has an impressive food lineup

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Community Farmers Markets—a nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets—is hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. The list of participants reads like, well, a list of the people making much of the finest food and drink in the city right now. (Full disclosure: We’re also the official media sponsor for the event.) “We wanted to work with people who aren’t the big names like Hugh Acheson or [Staplehouse chef] Ryan Smith, but the rising stars,” says Katie Hayes, CFM’s executive director. “These are the people who are ...

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Raise a Glass to Help Fire-Ravaged California Wine Country

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

When bad things happen, the hospitality industry always seems to step up. Initiatives like #Chefs4Houston and #Chefs4PuertoRico have helped raise much-needed funds for those in […]

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The Christiane Chronicles: Want the best restaurant meal ever? Go. Early.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rant Beware the Late-Night Lag Early evening dining has an image problem. When I make a reservation for 6 p.m., often the only time I can get in at a hot new restaurant, my friends whine that they don’t want to eat at “old people time.” But this is just the hour when most places are at the top of their game. After more than 40 years of professional dining experience, I can safely say this: The later you eat, the worse you are likely to eat. (Exceptions are late-night restaurants like Octopus Bar, which doesn’t even open until 10:30 ...

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Rittenhouse’s Wiz Kid Launches a New Line of Vegan Ice Cream

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby hit the ground running when they opened the Wiz Kid brick and mortar back in August. Their food stall at Whole Foods (now gone) gave them a few months of market-testing before they opened their Rittenhouse storefront, which came complete with a shiny new liquor license and an expanded menu. Now, three months in, the vegan…

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