Pastry chef Pamela Moxley of Miller Union in Atlanta bucks a few restaurant trends. First, she says she wants her food to look like real food. And then there is the matter of flavor. This renown cook and her color-splashed home are profiled.
After a huge meal at the Dillard House you will want to take a walk around the peaceful and beautiful grounds of the restaurant The Dillard House is still the epitome of good eating in North Georgia. Sorry, Smith House. Now in its 97th year of operation the Dillard House is one of the few […]
On this Father’s Day, I salute my father, Spec Hall Sr., a pioneer of the farm to table movement. Alice Waters was one-year-old when my dad was growing vegetables and driving them to market in his truck.
The Beautiful soul food restaurant in southwest Atlanta is owned by The Perfect Church, giving real meaning to the term soul food.
South Georgia may be an unlikely place to find pickup truck drivers in flannel shirts sipping socially-conscious, environmentally-friendly, organic, fair trade coffee, but that’s the morning routine at Café Campesino.
Martha Stewart was interviewed by WXIA outside Taqueria del Sol. She discusses the restaurant scene in West Midtown, Atlanta. Taqueria is owned by my friends Mike Klank and Eddie Hernandez.
Mardi Gras is far more than a one-day bacchanal on Bourbon and Canal streets. For locals Mardi Gras involves some 60 parades that run this year from February 15 until Ash Wednesday. Many of the best parades and parties happen outside the French Quarter and away from downtown’s Canal Street.
Everyone has an opinion about Paula Deen. My opinion is, Paula Deen is to Southern cooking what the polka is to ballet. If you want good recipes, consult Nathalie Dupree or Virginia Willis. And that’s all I have to say about that.
There’s competition for Georgia best hamburger. You may have heard of Ann’s Snack Bar in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. After all, The Wall Street Journal named Ann’s humongous Ghetto Burger the best hamburger in the United States. That was in 2007 and I’m happy to report Ann’s is still open even though the owner […]
Readers of Garden & Gun magazine named the beignet, that deep-fried, doughnut-like New Orleans concoction, as the Ultimate Southern Food. The beignet laid waste to culinary deities like cornbread, black eyed peas and fried chicken. I think the vote was rigged. It’s no exaggeration to say that deep fried dough is a dessert staple throughout […]
Canning changed Lauri Jo Bennett’s life. Lauri Jo, of Norman Park, Ga., left her teaching job in 2009 and started her own business, specializing in Southern style canning. A few days after her first jar labels arrived she won Best of the National Gourmet Food Show at the Atlanta Mart for her Green Tomato Pickles […]
Sail on Silver Grill: The loss of the best fried chicken in Atlanta. The legendary Silver Grill on Monroe Drive in Atlanta has been demolished to make way for a chain Mexican restaurant. As much as I love Mexican food, this is a travesty. For some 60 years, the Silver Grill may have produced […]