Taste Buds on Fire

My friend Frank had to get up from the table and power-walk his way to the restroom during a recent meal at Gu’s Kitchen. The cause wasn’t what you’re thinking. His mouth was on fire. His sinuses were gushing. H...

Chapel Food with a Twist!

The latest barbecue joint to open in Atlanta is Wood’s Chapel BBQ in Summerhill, a historic neighborhood that was home to freed slaves and Jewish immigrants after the Civil War. The restaurant’s name is taken f...

Category Is… Healthy Food Realness

If your thing is pizza, meat, and veganism, you’ll want to check out Plant Based Pizzeria in Virginia-Highland. Open since January, the tiny venue is open for take-out only. While the exterior is completely non...

Not Just Another Gastropub

I’ve been trying to get to LLoyd’s since it opened six months ago, but friends have resisted it as “just another gastropub” in our hard-drinking city. I thought this was bullshit, considering that I don’t drink...

Asian Spice and Everything Nice

Hawkers Asian Street Fare is an engaging, affordable new chain restaurant that has opened in the StudioPlex Alley on the East Beltline, near Auburn Avenue. The colorful new restaurant is a stark contrast to an ...

Tex Mex Atlanta Style

I couldn’t wait to try Ford Fry’s new Tex-Mex restaurant, Little Rey, but I admit I was nervous. Many decades ago, I landed in Houston, Texas, as the editor of a big glossy magazine. The last thing I looked for...

Farmers Market Jitters

It’s about 9:30am Sunday and I’ve stumbled out of bed and walked across the street to the Grant Park Farmers Market. Despite its proximity, I rarely visit the market. I know it’s a great opportunity to buy loca...

Free Pasta, Xanax Not Included

It’s 9pm on Friday at Varuni Napoli, the five-year-old pizzeria across from Ansley Mall. Virtually packed when we arrived, its largely neighborhood crowd has already begun to thin out when someone begins shouti...

Meat and Three “Supper”

My father used to scream at me to “turn down that goddamn country music!” whenever I played Bob Dylan’s “House of the Rising Sun.” I’d scream back, “It’s not country music! It’s about a whorehouse!” This memory...

Mexican Must-Haves and Have-Nots

This week’s category is Mexican street food. I’ve got some news and reviews.Tuza is a newish taqueria in the Berkeley Park section of the Westside. The name confuses me. There is a tiny town in the Oaxaca s...

Cheap Eats, Strong Drinks

This week, we’re going to take a brief look at two restaurants. They are inexpensive and quirky. One of them will happily get you drunk.Feedel Bistro: This Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant is near the intersec...