Food & Drink

Drink, and Be Mary


Having the perfect signature cocktail recipe for your holiday party can be a deal breaker. You want something that’s tasty and could appeal to most everyone. It has to be strong, but not too strong (no reason to peel someone off your floor in the morning). You also want to use unexpected ingredients and garnish so as to make sure ... Read More »

David Dining: Genki Noodles and Sushi


VaHi is Atlanta’s answer to New York’s SoHo and is arguably the city’s most renowned intersection. A short walk from Piedmont Park, the commercial Virginia Highland village boasts an eclectic mix of art galleries and neighborhood bars. Some of its restaurants are among the best in the city, and Genki Noodles and Sushi (GSN) turns out to be no exception. ... Read More »

Tabla: An unexpected turn into the delights of India


Nothing about Tabla’s sophisticated appearance suggests that it is an authentic Indian restaurant. Elaborate tapestries, statues of various multi-armed deities, ornate lanterns and other stereotypical accoutréments are nowhere to be found in this modern, uncluttered eatery. Tucked away behind the Federal Reserve Bank and the 1010 Peachtree condominiums, Tabla sits below the new high-rise apartments at 77 12th Street. An ... Read More »

La Hacienda: Healthy Mexican Derived Dishes for Atlanta


La Hacienda is the Spanish equivalent of “plantation” or “ranch”. The name guarantees a grand level of hospitality and a strong sense of Mexican tradition. It is a place to escape the punishing heat and refresh the senses with cold drinks, soft tortillas, and grilled meats. It is no wonder why the largest segment of the ethnic foods market in ... Read More »

Varuni Napoli: A Slice of Heaven in Midtown


In Eat Pray Love, Liz (played by Julia Roberts) decides that her life needs a drastic change that can only be brought about by a yearlong journey of self-discovery that takes her first to Italy. Trapped in the confines of a mediocre existence, eating has become a matter of mere sustenance. Before achieving spiritual harmony, she sets out to rekindle ... Read More »

Cheers to Summer: 10 Must-Have Drink Recipes to Sip in the Sun


1. Cherry POM While Southern Comfort-loving frat boys are slinging back Soco and Limes like their paddles depend on it – because heterosexuality is only 55 proof in a house with wall-to-wall dudes – you can take a more sophisticated approach to the New Orleans-born spirit by serving up these come-to-papa Cherry POMs poolside this summer. 1 1/4 oz Southern ... Read More »

David Dining: BoccaLupo


Just barely one year old, this Inman Park staple is still a baby. Yet despite its infancy, several of BoccaLupo’s dishes are already being recognized as among “The Best…” of Atlanta dining. In honor of these rock star dishes, BoccaLupo proudly offers all of its greatest hits in an exciting new “Favorites” menu where Chef Bruce Logue, aka the Prince ... Read More »

Ru San’s Midtown: Reconstructed and Reopened


The first hard blow to the Midtown sushi scene came a few years back when Nikkimoto’s closed. Then Ru San’s Midtown closed its doors to make some much-needed renovations. The new owners were unhappy with everything from the outdated décor to the management. So for months, sushi lovers were forced to either settle for grocery store sushi or pay top ... Read More »

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