may 28 - 31, 2015

fry hot on design

By: James Oxendine Not content to rest on the laurels garnered from the uber success of his restaurants, Star Chef / restaurateur Ford Fry has hired design director Elizabeth Ingram to develop new concepts that maintain the unique look and feel that his growing portfolio of Atlanta restaurants like no. 246, The Optimist and St…. View Article

remember every sip… and sip it again!

We can’t remedy every headache, but this year Drync will be at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival to help you avoid at least two – remembering that fantastic wine you tried…. and being able to buy it again! Drync is a free mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android that lets you take a… View Article

big green egg festival plans

Big Green Egg is extremely excited to sponsor the Big Green Egg® Grilling Terrace at the Loews Hotel. It’s very special to us to sponsor this in our home city and we hope that you’ll take some time to stop by and see what the EGG is all about. And if you already know what… View Article

linton hopkins’ latest

By James Oxendine James Beard award winning chef-restaurateur, Linton Hopkins, recently announced his plans to open his latest concept, H&F Burger, at the highly anticipated Ponce City Market in spring 2015. Hopkins chatted with me about the project, how the project came together, and what his fans can expect from him in the near future?… View Article

siba cookbook awards

By: Jennifer Nobel Kelly Lionel Vatinet, Matt & Ted Lee, and John Currence have something in common beyond their contribution to food in the South: they are this year’s finalists for the SIBA Cookbook Award. And a mighty fine award it is: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance nominates booksellers’ favorite “handsell” books of the year…. View Article

one flew south to new york

By: James Oxendine Chef Duane Nutter and the One Flew South team from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport prepared dinner at the world renowned James Beard House on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nutter presented a menu that exuded the flavor of his award wining restaurant, One Flew South. The One Flew South James Beard Dinner Menu… View Article


by David Guas AF&WF Advisory Council Member Chef-Owner: Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, Arlington, VA Host and Co-Judge: “American Grilled”, Travel Channel Once a month, I engage in one of my favorite professional rituals: from my place in Arlington, Virginia, I drive out along the George Washington Parkway to Mount Vernon Estate, and getting… View Article

painted pin

by James Oxendine Publications such as The New York Times, New York Times Style magazine and Skift, have reported recently on the trend of businesses trying to cater to the “grunge-meets-geek-meets-grad-school” aka the hipster crowd for future growth and profit.  Atlanta’s suave sommelier, Justin Amick, has created a bowling alley/ entertainment venue in Buckhead named Painted Pin that is certain to contain the bandwidth to… View Article

chef darryl evans

by James Oxendine Another culinary star entered the celestial kitchen on February 26, 2014, when Chef Darryl Evans, passed away at age 52, after a protracted illness. Although slight in stature, Darryl Evans cast a giant shadow over Atlanta’s culinary landscape over the last 30 years with both his individual accomplishments and his mentoring of others… View Article