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The General Muir serves its community

Go behind the scenes at the General Muir to see how the Decatur restaurant is coping with coronavirus. → Read More

First Look: The Companion is open for takeout on Marietta Road in Bolton

The Companion on Marietta Road in Bolton isn’t officially open, yet. But the longtime-coming bar and restaurant from chef Andy Gonzales and the team behind Steinbeck’s Ale House in Decatur is taking phone orders for dinner to go Tuesdays-Sundays. → Read More

Beer Pick: Hangout and celebrate 420 with SweetWater and Taco Mac

On Monday at 6 p.m., Atlanta’s SweetWater will celebrate 420 Extra Pale Ale (the beer that put the brewery on the map), when Taco Mac hosts a virtual talk and hangout with head brewer Nick Nock and Atlanta beer writer Ale Sharpton. → Read More

Nourish body and soul with warming winter soups

3 recipes for winter soups can take your taste buds from Italy to Mexico to Vietnam → Read More

Beer Pick: SweetWater Insane OG Mexican-Style Craft Lager is B-Real

Sweetwater's latest is golden brown beer, with plenty of dank aromas and flavors, a lightly malty backbone, and a smooth, dry finish. At 5.6% alcohol, it’s certainly sessionable. But unless you really love ganja, it can be rather cloying on the palate after more than one. → Read More

First Look: Find sushi donuts, sweet empanadas and more at Sweet Octopus in Duluth

Sweet Octopus evolved to feature Thai food from Yuwachit, poke bowls and burritos from Poke Burri, and ramen from Lifting Noodles Ramen on the first floor, and empanadas, coffee, and bubble tea from Empanada House on the second floor. → Read More

Beer Pick: Celebrate Pontoon’s second anniversary with Milky Way Galaxy Double IPA

Brewed for Pontoon’s second anniversary, the newest version of Milky Way Double IPA is big in every way. → Read More

First Look: Lagarde brings classic and creative New Orleans cooking to Chamblee

Leonardo Moura and chef Jamie Adams, co-owners of the popular il Giallo Osteria & Bar in Sandy Springs, are trying their hands at celebrating the culinary traditions of New Orleans at the new Lagarde in Chamblee. → Read More

Beer Pick: Try Monday Night Orgone Tropics during a busy weekend for beer events

It’s a busy weekend for beer events around metro Atlanta. → Read More

Beer Pick: Meet Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and try Black Chocolate Stout

Next week, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver will be in Atlanta for some super tasting even... → Read More

First Look: At the new MTH Pizza in Smyrna, delicious is all about the crust

The newest restaurant from the owners of Muss & Turner's and Local Three serves pizza and other Italian dishes. → Read More

Share art of ramen with friends by hosting a noodle party

Once rather obscure, ramen has gone from a cheap convenience food to a culinary obsession. And more recently, it’s not only become more readily available in a flowering of new ramen restaurants, it’s subject to a wide variety of modern interpretations. Historically, Japanese ramen was rooted in Chinese noodles, buoyed with salty pork and chicken broth, and topped with the likes of roasted pork,… → Read More

The Italian noodles from these metro Atlanta restaurant serve up simple, sophisticated pleasures

The fresh spaghetti or tonnarelli or tagliatelle you’ll find at some of Atlanta’s most popular Italian restaurants including BoccaLupo and il Giallo are almost always handmade, using flour, eggs and a lot of love. → Read More

First Look: Find a taste of Rome at Forza Storico on Atlanta’s Westside

Get details on Forza Storico, which is now open in the West Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta. → Read More

Beer Pick: Sip a Jay Walker IPA and celebrate Scofflaw’s 3rd Anniversary

Not exactly a buzz beer in any sense, Jay Walker is Scofflaws mildest core offering. The bright, 4.9% alcohol IPA, is brewed with a trinity of Simcoe, Amarillo and Cascade hops, giving it a classic combo of floral, zesty citrus, and dank pine aromas and flavors. → Read More

Beer Pick: Celebrate Georgia Beer Fortnight 2019 this month with 420 Strain Chocolope Stout and more

Georgia Beer Fortnight 2019 kicks off this weekend with events at New Realm, Wrecking Bar and SweetWater, followed by a schedule of beer releases and tastings through the end of August. → Read More

First Look: Chef Kevin Gillespie talks about his new Beltline venture Cold Beer

The much-anticipated two-story, 7,000-square-foot space is situated in the Edge mixed-use development, facing the Eastside Beltline, near the Edgewood Avenue Bridge in Old Fourth Ward. → Read More

Food Tour: Marietta Square Market a ‘destination for authentic eats’

Food Tour: Here's a sampling of what you'll find at Marietta Square Market food hall → Read More

Beer Pick: Drink Reissdorf Kölsch and celebrate 22 years of Brick Store Pub

On Saturday, Decatur’s Brick Store Pub celebrates its 22nd anniversary with a special menu of... → Read More

First Look: Hawkers Asian Street Fare is open at StudioPlex Alley on the Beltline

Hawkers Asian Street Fare officially opened today at the new StudioPlex Alley on the Eastside Beltli... → Read More