Food and Drink

Zilch Market brings the zero-proof bar concept to Atlanta

A person wearing a shirt that says "Zilch" slides a dark cocktail with a dried orange across a stained wood bar.

Photo: Courtesy of Zilch Market

Imagine going to a cocktailbar where everyone knows your name. And the next day they actually remember it.

  • That's Zilch Market, a pop-up non-alcoholic space bar regularly roving around Atlanta.

Energy costs, supply chain push Atlanta food prices to new high

Data: BLS; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Food prices across metro Atlanta were up 12.5% in December, according to a new analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics from Axios' Kavya Beheraj and Alex Fitzpatrick.

  • The cost of food eaten at home was up 14.6%, while the price of food eaten away from home was up 9.8%.

Atlanta restaurants rake in James Beard nominations

Illustration of a first place ribbon with a gold plate at the center.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

A Decatur chef who prepares pheasant, venison and lamb to perfection. A Cuban bakery that transports Atlantans' taste buds to Miami. And a mellow, humble yet supremely confident cocktail bar and restaurant in Inman Park.

  • What do they have in common? They're some of the Atlanta-area semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, one of the food and drink world's most prestigious prizes.

La Semilla brings plant-based goodness to the masses

A photo of a plant-based burrito-like dish called the Cubarrito

Say what's up to the Cubarrito. Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

A husband-and-wife team is cooking up some of the freshest and most creative Latin-inspired, plant-based dishes in Atlanta. Make a reservation ASAP for a great night out.

What's happening: The recently opened La Semilla in Modera Reynoldstown has become a tough-to-grab reservation thanks to smart vegan takes on empanadas, carne asada tacos and the most supreme of crunch wraps.

Atlanta's non-alcoholic bottle shop has arrived

A side by side image of a person walking in a minimalist designed store with bottles on shelves and a storefront with terra cotta shingles

Photo: Courtesy of The Zero Co.

So. Your Dry January thus far has centered on taste tests of Atlanta's most creative non-alcoholic drinks, plus seltzer water, tea and coffee. Maybe kombucha too.

  • You now have a place to buy all the ingredients to concoct some zero-proof potions at home and save some cash.

Old Fourth Ward's Bomb Biscuit brings the bomb biscuits

Photo: Emma Hurt/Axios

Emma here. I’ve long heard the hype about Bomb Biscuit, Erika Council’s Old Fourth Ward breakfast spot.

Driving the news: I finally got myself there. And those biscuits live up to the hype, folks.

Breakfast at Barney's on Decatur serves up gold-sprinkled pancakes

A photo of extra large pancakes, topped with powdered sugar, berries, and edible gold

Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Thomas here. Last week, Emma and I woke up early and made our way to Breakfast at Barney's on Decatur Street to eat our weight in pancakes covered in gold.

State of plate: Stacked three high and as wide as the plate on which they're served, these beauties are topped with blueberries and strawberries and dusted with powdered sugar. An order will cost you $24.50.

Best Atlanta restaurants for non-alcoholic drinks

Illustration of a neon sign reading DRY, with a martini for a Y, lighting up.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Thomas here. Tired of day-after headaches and the shock of seeing bar tabs that would fund a small army?

  • Let's talk about Dry January!
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