Food and Drink

Come get your Georgia-grown nut milk

Jar of pecan milk
The instructions on the back: "Shake It like A Polaroid Picture." Photo: Emma Hurt/Axios

Almond, oat, cashew ... why not some Georgia-grown pecan milk?

A Georgia story: Founded in 2014 by Nijil Jones, the Pecan Milk Co-op makes pecan milk and oat milk, all right in downtown Decatur.

Thomas Wheatley
Jan 10, 2022 - Sports

Your guide to the UGA-Alabama championship football game

Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photos: John Bunch/Icon Sportswire, Kevin C. Cox, Marianna Massey, Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images.

Monday night, the state will practically stand still as Georgia battles SEC rivals Alabama for the Bulldogs' first national championship since 1980.

Why it matters: The Bulldogs-Crimson Tide rivalry is one of college football's great feuds, with a record of 25-42-4.

Salsa Taqueria: Our new favorite gas station tacos

A series of three dishes including a plate of Mexican rice, black beans, and shrimp and two tacos
Life's too short to visit gas stations that don't have made-to-order tacos, burritos, and so much more. Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Next time you go fill up your car, don’t settle for the hours-old taquitos spinning next to hot dogs in the convenience store. Get a crispy taco or tostada made to order, often served on tortillas made in-house.

Salsa Taqueria: This Mexican halal restaurant on Buford Highway shares space with a gas station convenience store and delivers dishes both delicious and gorgeous.

Pielands, the casual pizzeria Virginia-Highland needed

A photo of a square pan-sheet pizza with mozzarella, romano, and marinara in pizza box with the top open
The Va-Hi, an extremely photogenic pizza. Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Roughly 10 years ago, Everybody’s Pizza in Virginia-Highland shut its doors, leaving the neighborhood's commercial district without a casual place to buy a slice or a pie. Today is a new day.

  • Behold Pielands, a new slice-and-sub joint in Virginia-Highland opened by Billy Streck of Nina and Rafi and Lyla Lila fame.

Context: Sandwiched between Paolo’s Gelato and Kinship ATL near the intersection of Virginia and North Highland avenues, Pielands is inspired by the childhood days Streck spent at his father and grandfather’s pizzeria in Albany, New York.

Atlanta chefs share their most creative Thanksgiving side dishes

hand spooning spinach rice dip
Credit: Deborah VanTrece

Time is tight, and smaller turkeys are in short supply. You need some help brainstorming interesting side dishes to impress your in-laws at the family dinner or best buddies at Friendsgiving.

We’ve all been there — and some of us are there again as we type — so we reached out to some of Atlanta’s most creative chefs for their go-to Thanksgiving dishes.

Kristal Dixon
Oct 26, 2021 - Sports

Braves hope to win 2nd World Series in 26 years

Braves manager Brian Snitker and first baseman Freddie Freeman.
Freddie Freeman and manager Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

👋🏽 Hey, y’all. Kristal here.

I grew up watching the Atlanta Braves play on TBS in the 1990s (I loved watching David Justice bat and Ron Gant steal bases), but I don’t claim to be a bona fide baseball analyst.

But this ATLien can’t help but feel elated to see the home team win the National League East and Division and Championship series to advance to the World Series for the first time in more than two decades.

Details: The first pitch of the 2021 World Series begins Tuesday at 8:09pm ET when the Braves take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

  • Single-game tickets to World Series games start selling Tuesday at 10 am, but be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for them. You can also watch Tuesday's game on Fox.
  • Wednesday's game 2 will also be played in Houston before the series comes to Truist Park for Game 3.

Flashback: The last time the Braves won a World Series was in 1995, but the team's most recent appearance was 1999.

  • It was a brutal one for the Braves, as they were swept in four of seven games by the New York Yankees (cementing my disdain for the Yanks).

It hasn’t been all doom and gloom. Since 1999, the team has won 10 divisional titles and made 12 postseason appearances, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • We can’t talk about the Braves’ success without mentioning the one and only Bobby Cox, who was the team’s manager from 1978-81 and from 1986 to 2010.

Atlanta, we’ve waited 21 looooong years for this moment. This could be our year! How many games do you think it will take for the Braves to win the series?


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