Food

Ponko: What's Old Is New Again

Ponko is a unique spin on japanese and western cuisine- where eats meets west. Ponko impressed the masses and went home with a trophy engraved with "Best Selling Taste" of Taste of Atlanta. This "Amerasian" restaurant is famous for their unique spin on chicken tenders, but there is so much more to the story of Ponko than their incredibly addicting menu staple suggests.

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Woody's Famous Philadelphia Cheesesteaks

Woody's reputation precedes itself- the Monroe Drive joint has been an Atlanta staple since 1975. The old-school billboard out front says it all, "Woody's Famous Philadelphia Cheesesteaks...Subs, Sausage, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream, Coca Cola!"

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Poke Is Taking Over This City

Poke City in Johns Creek is taking specialty poke bowls up a notch. This one-food show is now a bowl of unlimited options. You can combine multiple types of seafood (like tuna, salmon and scallops) then pile on delicious vegetables (like edamame, cucumbers, seaweed salad, avocados...etc.) for a texturally complex dish.

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DAS (some great-tasting) BBQ

While it's been less than a year since DAS BBQ opened on Collier Road, the concept has been in development for the last four. True barbecue is no joke according to owner, Stephen Franklin. His Texas roots combine with Georgia pride as he conveys his depth of barbecue knowledge. The proof is in the flavor of each and every item that is offered on DAS' menu- from beef brisket and sausage to coleslaw and creamed corn. As you uncover your grills and smokers for the summer, take a page from Franklin's book and remember these 4 tips. Or head to DAS on the Westside to see what all the fuss is about!

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Twisted Soul Is Ready To Roll Out At Taste of Atlanta

We can't wait for over 100 of Atlanta's best restaurants to join us at Historic Fourth Ward Park October 20th, 21st and 22nd. As one of Atlanta's treasured and best restaurants, Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours will be joining the festivities on site. Read more about Chef Deborah VanTrece and her signature soul food recipes.

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Wings Like You've Never Seen Before!

Canoe's Executive Chef, Matthew Basford, is bringing his best cooking game to Southern Wing Showdown where he will debut a "Pimento Cheese Chicken Wing with Green Strawberry Kimchi". His wings will compete against the recipes from 24 other southern restaurants at Southern Wing Showdown Sunday, August 20th at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Midtown.

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S'mores Toast Takes Center Stage

In case you've never seen or heard of "S'mores Toast" before, we are exposing the Tea House Formosa's dish from all angles.

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Rize Is Rockin' More Than Just Pizza

The new restaurant on the block is Rize Artisan Pizza and Salads. With locations in Poncey-Highlands and Sandy Springs, Rize is hitting up the neighborhood hot spots. The restaurant is cooking for a crowd at Food That Rocks this Saturday, May 6th!

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Southern Art & Bourbon Bar Steals The Brunch Spotlight

Southern Art & Bourbon Bar is eye-catching, inventive and puts an elevated perspective on southern fare. Taste what this infamous Atlanta restaurant has to offer at Taste of Atlanta this year! Southern Art & Bourbon Bar will be at Taste of Atlanta Sunday, October 22nd serving the Grand Tasting Experience. Tickets are still available, visit TasteofAtlanta.com and buy yours today!

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Just Wingin' It at Hampton + Hudson

Hampton + Hudson has it all: craft cocktails, brilliantly crafted dishes, a bustling yet casual atmosphere in the hottest part of town and a chef making a quite a great name for herself. Chef Savannah Sasser is even toting her special wings to Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown produced by Taste of Atlanta! Sunday, August 20th where there will be 25 varieties of wings from 25 southeastern chefs.

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Manuel's Tavern Is An Oldie, But Always A Goodie

Manuel's Tavern has stood the test of time! The restaurant was even voted as metro-Atlanta's "Top Political Hangout" via JAMES Magazine just a few weeks ago. To know Manuel's Tavern, one must understand their vibrant history and how Manuel's Tavern is one of the pillars in Atlanta's restaurant culture.

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The Story Behind Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken

If you haven't tried Gus' Fried Chicken, let their new Sandy Springs location bring you through the door. Their signature fried chicken recipe has not changed in their 60+ year history for good reason. Read all about their incredible restaurant story below.

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