Archive for Atlanta Insider’s Guide

Rent a Houseboat on Lake Lanier [Inside Scoop]

Camp on the water. Rent a houseboat on Lake Lanier and feel like a VIP: There are only 11 houseboats available for overnight rental in the entire state of Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Rarely in [...]

Spas, Sweets & Shopping in Roswell, Georgia [Girlfriends’ Getaway]

North of Atlanta, get more pampering and more bling for the money. By Hope S. Philbrick A valid argument can be made that the only ingredients you really need for a fun overnight with your gal [...]

Brine Seafood Shack [Review]

Newest restaurant by Chef Marc Taft is a swimming success at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Alpharetta, Georgia has no coast, but you may find yourself looking out the window of the new [...]

Cocktails in the Garden: Atlanta Botanical Garden

Adults-oriented evening outdoor social returns this spring to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Atlanta, Georgia. Explore the city’s lush urban oasis in the cool of the evening on Thursdays through September as Cocktails in the Garden [...]

Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar

Two menu additions are inspired by homey Korean favorites: fried chicken and build-your-own ssam. By Hope S. Philbrick First, a confession: The evening after I dined at Takorea & Ssam Bar in Midtown, Atlanta, Ga., I [...]

Grain: Revamped

Midtown Atlanta bar and eatery launches a revamped food and cocktail menu. New options include salads, sandwiches, slushies and more. By Hope S. Philbrick Atlanta, Georgia, doesn’t really have a Cheers-type bar, it has a whole [...]

Maya Steaks & Seafood

Full of flavor and heart in Sandy Springs, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Sandy Springs is its own, proud Georgia city, but for the average Atlanta-metro-area dweller it’s little more than a stretch of road crowded [...]

Chef Woolery “Woody” Back

We talk to the chef currently helming the kitchens at two Georgia restaurants. By Hope S. Philbrick Chef Woody Back began his restaurant career in the dining room of a pizzeria. He transferred into the kitchen [...]

Next

The lobby restaurant at the new Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown. By Hope S. Philbrick At Next, one of the dining options inside the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown, the approach is casual: For starters, it’s a seat-yourself [...]

Taco Tuesdays at One Midtown Kitchen

Affordable dinner, wrapped in a tortilla. By Hope S. Philbrick One Midtown Kitchen has been named one of Bon Appetit’s “Hot Tables” and a “Neighborhood Gem” by Gourmet magazine. That doesn’t mean the restaurant is suitable [...]

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