HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE: The Ugly (and Glorious) Truth About American Supermarkets (New York Times) In his new book, “The Secret Life of Groceries,” Benjamin Lorr argues that the kale chips and shade-grown coffee sold at supermarkets define who we are. You’ll have to excuse Mr. Lorr, 41, if he feels an equal sense of awe and dread about the American supermarket. The Pandemic Shifts Priorities for Community Supported Brewery Elsewhere Brewing in Grant Park (Eater Atlanta
Happy fall, y'all. The first day of the most beautiful season in Atlanta comes shrouded by the sad news that we lost an icon over the weekend.
It hit many of us hard. I've heard from friends who screamed so loudly they scared their dogs.
I blurted out an expletive, which prompted a scolding by the lovely 12-year-old daughter of the family with whom we were celebrating Rosh Hashana. In a weird way, I needed to be reminded that I'm an adult, because I was on the verge of a
HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE: A Marietta Couple Transforms a 1920s Gas Station Into a Socially Distant Cocktail Bar (Eater Atlanta)A cocktail bar and lounge calledthe Third Doorrecently opened inside a restored 1920s gas station on Church Street just off of Marietta Square. Owners Ted and Lara Ferreira wanted to tap into the clandestine days ofProhibition-era speakeasies and the uninhibited glamour of the Roaring ’20s with the decor and cocktail menu for the Third Door. Atla
The Jewish holidays are upon us, and I've been struggling with what it looks like to celebrate during the time of Covid.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. We eat apples and honey to make it a sweet one. We commune with friends and family for food and prayer. And, in normal times, we sit shoulder to shoulder in synagogue to hear the sounding of the shofar (ram's horn played like a bugle) and reflect on the past year. In the time of Covid, we'll still eat and pray, but we
Together, we are going through an experience that we have never faced before. To use the phrase made popular by COVID-19 quarantine: these are unprecedented times. Even as we reach several months into the pandemic, it isn’t necessarily easier to deal with. COVID-19 is still as scary, confusing and prevalent as ever. New challenges may arise as we deal with COVID-19: Fall Edition. Many of us are figuring out working or schooling from home for the first time. Some are still stu
HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Offers Online Seminars With a Little Local Flavor (Nashville Scene) I miss food festivals, especially the ones that were within driving distance so that I could haul home a lot of food and drink items that I discovered during culinary explorations of a different city. One of my absolute favorites has been the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, an event that I’ve attended every year since its inaugural edition in 2011. Irw
HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE: The Original and Last Remaining Octane Coffee Closes for Good (Eater Atlanta) It’s the end of an era, as the last remaining Octane coffee shop closes after nearly 17 years at its original location on Marietta Street, the Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported Tuesday evening. The beloved Atlanta coffee brand was acquired by Revelator Coffee Company from founders Tony and Diane Riffel four years ago. Reimagined Food & Wine Festival set for Sep
I was sitting at the far end of the arena and my friends were chatting on horseback taking a break from their lesson. They were far enough away that I couldn't quite make out what they were saying. Then one word seemed to bounce across the vast divide: colonoscopy. I turned to the other spectators and said what we were all thinking -- in light of breaking news, we all need to get checked out.
We lost a superhero at a time when we need great role models the most. Chadwick B
We love podcasts! Whether you're looking for news, insightful life lessons or something to make you laugh out loud -- you can find it in a podcast. Quarantine gave us plenty of time to consume great content, so if you’re searching for something fresh after exhausting your regular podcast list, look no further! Our fall intern, Kathryn Ann Waller, put together her favorite podcast picks from business tips to true crime: If you’re feeling career driven... Planet Money: This pod
HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE: An Atlanta Entrepreneur Launches a Free Community Fridge Initiative to Combat Food Insecurity (Eater Atlanta) Atlanta entrepreneur and activist Latisha Springer launched the grassroots mutual aid organization Free99Fridge this summer to help combat food insecurity in some of the most vulnerable populations living within the city’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods. Breakfast Restaurant and Daytime Social Club Breakfast at Barney’s Opens Downtown