Food & Drink

Discovering the Middle East Inside Ponce City Market

For multiple reasons, I’m not a huge fan of food halls. I don’t enjoy the suffocating crowds, power-walking in search of often mediocre food that passes itself off as fashionable just because it exists where it...

Chicken Without the Hate

Why the hell are y’all still eating at Chick-fil-A? Thanks to you, the good Christians there have built the company into the nation’s third-largest restaurant chain, meaning it has even more dollars to contribu...

Let’s Talk About Tacos

“You can find some variation of a taco on almost every menu across the country,” says an essay on the website of the new Supremo Taco in Grant Park. It’s true. If you fold any kind of ingredients into a tortill...

Tricks and TREATS from Our Kitchen to Yours

Tis’ the season for some wicked Halloween treats to liven up your ghoulish Halloween party! Or if you simply need some treats to snack on while watching your favorite Halloween movie, we’ve got our top three tr...

Queer Restaurant? Of Course!

Is there such a thing as a queer restaurant? In my three decades of writing about food, that question has been endlessly debated. I used to think it was a dumb idea. Now, after studying too much queer theory, I...

Little Italy in Big Buckhead

Recently, the website “Money Wise” announced that Maggiano’s Little Italy is America’s favorite “casual dining restaurant” – the usual term these days for a full-service chain restaurant. I typically dislike ch...

Vietnamese Obsessions

Atlanta has become obsessed with Vietnamese food. It started well over five years ago with diners stampeding Buford Highway in search of the best pho, the classic soup of beef broth, noodles, herbs, and meats. ...

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...