Food & Drink

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...

Destination: Malaysian Cuisine

We are not rats in a maze in search of cheese, right? And yet I feel like a dumb rat in a learning experiment whenever I visit the maze called West Midtown. I drive and I walk in seemingly arbitrary patterns un...

Meal Prep Madness

It’s a new year and once again, you’ve resolved to eat right and lose weight. You may be wondering where to begin your New Year’s plan for achieving your best possible health and wellness goals. I’ve got two...

Cooking for the Stars

Atlanta Chef Brings Southern Flare with Elegance It’s another beautiful line on Chef Deborah VanTrece’s resume: cooking for Grammy award-winning singer and actor, Janelle Monáe. And even this star-studded ch...

Gifts for the Kitchen

We know you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen this holiday season, so we’ve picked some of our favorite items for your kitchen! From water purifers to panini presses, you’ll never be thirsty or hungry...

Restaurants With A Taste of Class

Food is a signifier of class. If you eat beans and rice at home for dinner, you are nobody. But if you go to a restaurant and order perfectly plated French food, you are definitely somebody. The problem is that...

Six Quick Sins of Cooking

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … a leather steak and overcooked greens.” Don’t do that. Here are a few tips that’ll give you years’ worth of head starts, you soon-to-be chef, you. &n...