Food and Drink

Chicken sandwich taste test at How Crispy Express

A close-up of a hand holding vegan chicken sandwich in a buttery bun
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Atlanta adores its chicken sandwiches and especially when they're homegrown.

  • Meet a relatively new local to the scene: How Crispy Express, a Summerhill spot that keeps it simple while keeping it interesting — and without chasing the hot chicken bandwagon.

Farewell to Gato

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This is the last weekend for Candler Park's beloved Gato restaurant.

Why it matters: Gato, which takes its name from the Spanish word for cat, jump-started Atlanta's pop-up dining scene more than a decade ago. Its owner, Nicholas Stinson, has given a platform and a home to Atlanta chefs since taking over the restaurant in 2012.

6 great places to get lemon pepper wings in Atlanta

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Taco Mac. LT's. Jamal’s. There are plenty of spots to get lemon pepper wings in Atlanta but who stands out above the rest?

  • Here are six terrific places to get lemon pepper — dry or wet — wings.

Acworth's The Fountain is great 'round the clock

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Sera and Jason Speegle worked in the restaurant industry for two decades.But in July 2021 they opened The Fountain on Acworth's Main Street and fulfilled a longtime dream for a business of their own.

What's happening: After first offering just evening cocktails, The Fountain recently added a morning shift with coffee and pastries to their repertoire.

3 weekday food and drink specials in Atlanta

Agua de Valencia at Eclipse di Luna in Atlanta
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Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal? Here are a few food and drink specials in Atlanta you can take advantage of during the week.

3 must-try rooftop bars in Atlanta

A rooftop terrace at night in front of Atlanta skyline
Skyline sights from Drawbar. Photo: Mark O'Tyson Photography, courtesy of the Bellyard Hotel

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these spots while the weather is still lovely.

Why it matters: Lofty bars and restaurants are multiplying as new developments crop up across the city.

Tassili’s Raw Reality packs the raw food punch

A massive spinach wrap stuffed with raw food like garlicky kale, coconut corn, spices and more
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Looking for a lunch that could become a dinner, tomorrow’s lunch or maybe another dinner — and that’s packed with fresh-cooked and prepared raw food? Head to Tassili’s Raw Reality.

Catch up quick: Founded by Tassili Ma’at, the fast-casual spot in West End rolls the biggest and tastiest raw food wraps.

A visit to Atlanta's Big Boss Chinese

Food at Big Boss Chinese
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If you’re looking for a creative take on the Chinese American food that has played a fascinating role in the country's culture and cuisine, head to Big Boss Chinese on 10th Street.

Why it matters: Late last year, celebrated chef Guy Wong opened Big Boss Chinese, his long-awaited interpretation of Chinese American food, in the same Midtown restaurant space where his mother owned and operated Chinese Buddha.


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