Food & Drink

Food for the Soul

How much do I hate the Food Network? Let me put it this way: The only time I’ve ever watched it more than a few minutes is when my mother was dying. She kept the TV in her room at a nursing home tuned to it 24/...

Baguettes on a Budget

You’ve probably noticed that Atlanta is in the grips of an explosion of French restaurants. I’m not altogether sure why this is, but I’m guessing it has to do with the city’s ever-louder, chest-pounding prosper...

Making Sweet Love

If your sweetheart has a sweet tooth and you want to make them squeal with delight, you’re in luck! Atlanta is blessed with a cornucopia of creamy baked confections to make anyone’s mouth water. Whether it’s do...

Atlanta’s Hidden Tamale Treasure

The last few weeks haven’t been fun. I had minor eye surgery followed by a stomach virus, followed by a cold of such ferocity that I began to wonder, “What would Jesus do?” Soon my nostrils and eyes cleared, I ...

Limp Fries and Sugar Highs

Many years ago, I used to hang out with Bill Cutler, a former academic who biked around the state and reported his adventures in restaurants for several publications. Maybe a year after his untimely death, I wa...

Son of a Bear: Where Spam is a Luxury

In my last column, I wrote positively about the new Ramen Station in the Larkin development in Grant Park. As it happens, the owners also recently opened a Korean gastropub called Son of a Bear in Decatur. I wa...

Eating My Words: A Very Merry Ramen Holiday

Cold weather has arrived, and that means you’ll be slurping a lot of ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that is absolutely everywhere these days. I dined last week at one of the newest venues in Grant Park called ...

Killer Cocktails

Want to make it night to remember? (Or, for some, a night to forget?) Have company over and bust out some beverages they may have never tried.   The Peachy Keen Ingredients 1 ounce vodka ....

Delicious Desserts

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies Ingredients 1.75 cups unbleached all-purpose flour .5 teaspoon baking soda .5 teaspoon baking powder 14 tablespoons unsalted butter (1.75 sticks) .5 cup gran...

Roast Like a Pro

One of the most intimidating aspects of cooking is meat — especially poultry. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of cooking and/or eating dry turkey, duck, or chicken, you know there’s absolutely nothing that wi...