Food & Drink

Outdoor Dining at Delbar

The Trumpenstein Pandemic continues to stall the city’s restaurants, but it’s my impression that many are trying to enlarge outdoor dining and rework interior space so that someone’s weak sneeze doesn’t catapul...

Grana: Will It Go Gay?

Discerning the state of the restaurant business in Atlanta is virtually impossible. Every day online you read reports of restaurants that have closed, reopened and two days later close again because an employee...

Birthday Cakes, Parties Always Popular for Dogs

LGBTQ individuals adore their pets, and some want to show their affection from time to time with special treats such as cakes and birthday parties. A number of Atlanta locations provide those kinds of amenities...

Talat Market: A Pop-up Favorite Gets a New Home

While many restaurants are reopening with full service, I wish I could tell you that things are returning to normal, but that’s clearly not going to happen anytime soon. We all know that besides the food itself...

Takeout Standouts: Little Bear and Talat Market

You have probably noticed that Atlanta restaurant owners have for the most part not accepted Governor Kemp’s invitation to sicken and kill their staffs and customers by prematurely reopening. Somehow, they didn...

Cooking Your Way Through the Madness

Between the 24/7 news cycle and parents suddenly finding themselves working from home and subbing as home-school teachers, the weeks since COVID-19 made itself known in the US have been a time of transition for...

The Lazy Llama: Tacos, Tequila and TV

If you pursue education in journalism and psychology, as I did, you are cursed with a double dose of curiosity. You annoy a lot of people by asking a lot of questions. For example, during two visits to the new ...

Pit Boss: Lots of Sweet Memories and Sugary Sauce

A few days after I finished undergrad, I began five years of working for three newspapers in rural Georgia. I first moved to Elberton, where I was educated in virulent racism, church revivals, drunken murder, a...

Falafel in Buckhead, Shaking Beef on Buford

This week, I’m sharing first looks at Mamoun’s Falafel and Chom Chom Vietnamese Kitchen. Both are cheap and somewhat exotic – great for a date with someone you likely will never see again.   Mamoun’s...