Ligaya Figueras, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ligaya Figueras

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Past articles by Ligaya:

Recipes: Holiday leftovers get a makeover

The kitchen is filled with leftover holiday meals, savory nibbles and sweets. Don’t let them go to waste. Here are dozens of creative ideas for transforming these tidbits into delicious — mostly nutritious — dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and anytime in between. → Read More

The best metro Atlanta restaurants for ordering food to go during the pandemic

Where are the best Atlanta restaurants to get takeout in the age of COVID-19 dining? Here is a list of suggestions the AJC dining team in metro Atlanta. → Read More

Atlanta restaurants prepare to dress for cold weather

Metro Atlanta restaurant owners discuss how they're preparing their businesses for the winter by installing heaters, heated tents and even igloos. → Read More

Still crippled by pandemic, Atlanta restaurants struggle to hang on

What restaurants in Georgia, other states need to survive financial impact of COVID-19 → Read More

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival celebrates 10th anniversary this month

Find out what to expect from the 2020 Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, including virtual classes and workshops and socially-distanced dinner with regional chefs. → Read More

El Ponce sticks with pickup and delivery

Go behind-the-scenes at El Ponce in Midtown as it navigates doing business during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus has Atlanta restaurateurs rethinking menus

Small plates, chef’s counters pose problems for dining during pandemic → Read More

Latest Georgia restaurant guidelines come with wave of new openings

Gov. Brian Kemp issued his latest executive order outlining business regulations during the coronavirus pandemic. The amendments that pertain to restaurants relax capacity limits for dine-in service, increasing the maximum table size from six to 10. → Read More

Welcome to the new age in dining

Metro Atlanta restaurants adopt changes from temperature checks to spaced-out tables to dividers to keep patrons safe → Read More

‘New restaurant world’ begins Monday

Some metro Atlanta restaurants will reopen on April 27, under Gov. Brian Kemp's plan to ease coronavirus restrictions on businesses, but no one can predict what the dining world will look like when they do. → Read More

Some metro Atlanta restaurants reverse decisions to reopen

Some operators that had announced plans to open reversed their decision, including business partners Mychel “Snoop” Dillard and rapper 2 Chainz who own Escobar Restaurant and Tapas Lounge in Castleberry Hill. Marietta Square Market also will not be reopening its patio to dining next Wednesday. → Read More

These metro Atlanta restaurants are reopening as coronavirus restrictions are lifted

An updated list of the metro Atlanta restaurants planning to reopen when Georgia coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted on April 27 under an order by Gov. Brian Kemp that allows some businesses to reopen if they follow social-distancing guidelines. → Read More

Amid physical separation, dining industry communes online

Georgia restaurants were on track to generate about $25 billion in total revenue in 2020 before the coronavirus forced the vast majority to close, according to Karen Bremer, CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association.Besides dollar signs, consider the job losses. → Read More

How Giovanni Di Palma’s Little Italy dining concepts are keeping up with pizza demand

Giovanni Di Palma, founder of popular Antico Pizza, was only four days into the launch of his new Sicilian pizza and slice shop, located in the back of Gio’s Chicken Amalfitano, when he had to cease dine-in service. → Read More

Chinese restaurants see steep drop in business amid fear of coronavirus outbreak in Atlanta

Large Georgia corporations aren’t the only businesses grappling with the complexities cau... → Read More

Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant owner Perry Alvarez has died

Francisco "Perry" Alvarez Jr., the longtime owner of Alfredo's Italian Restaurant, has died. Alvarez, 76, passed away Feb. 22. → Read More

Organic Georgia peanut butter and other big ideas for agriculture

As the largest peanut-producing state in the nation, Georgia has been slow to adopt organic farming processes for one of its major exports - but organic Georgia peanut butter is finally on shelves. → Read More

Review: Lagarde in Chamblee pays homage to spirit of New Orleans

Metro Atlanta restaurant review: Lagarde in Chamblee pays homage to spirit of New Orleans → Read More

Review: For filling Southern supper, get to Lickety Split right quick

Metro Atlanta restaurant review: For a filling Southern supper, get to Lickety Split in Hapeville right quick → Read More

New ways to drink, dine and unwind with your canine buddy in metro Atlanta

Concepts including Lazy Dog and Fetch in metro Atlanta allow people to eat and drink with their dogs. → Read More