Wine Rules, and When to Break Them

by Duncan Connor
Wine Rack

When it comes to the familiar rules for wine (red for beef, white for fish), I asked Nicolas Quinones, co-owner and wine program director at Woodfire Grill, if that was good advice or an outdated notion that needs to be trampled (yes, that pun’s intended).

Founding Diners

by Duncan Connor
Founding Fathers

We take a look at five of those men who helped to create a nation, and try to figure out which restaurants in Atlanta they might enjoy.

Tweats of the Week — June 17-23

by Duncan Connor

Keeping up with everything that’s going on on Twitter can feel like drinking from a fire-hose, so we pick the best to share with you.

Brunch-Free Father’s Day

by Duncan Connor

Father’s Day in Atlanta isn’t the brunch fiesta that Mother’s Day is. By the time June rolls around it’s often just a little too warm to wait outside for 45 minutes to get seated at your favorite eggs-five-ways spot, and maybe brunch isn’t exactly his idea of a man-meal. So Father’s Day is, for many […]

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

by Duncan Connor

Atlanta’s culinary powerhouses and foodies met at the Loews Hotel this past weekend to celebrate all things gastronomic at the Atlanta Food and Wind Festival.

Mara Davis Joins Atlanta Eats

by Duncan Connor

Mara Davis has been a staple of Atlanta radio for almost two decades. Since 92.9 DaveFM switched formats at the end of September, Davis has been patiently waiting for the right opportunity to come along. On May 18th, Mara joins the Atlanta Eats team, visiting restaurants and talking to chefs, diners, and restaurateurs around Atlanta.

Fifth Group and Taste of the Highlands

by Duncan Connor

This year marks Fifth Groups’s 20th anniversary, and they’re returning as presenting sponsor at Taste of the Highlands, as they have been since 2006.
In the sold out VIP area, Taste-goers will enjoy oysters from Lure, while the rest of the group’s intown restaurants will be scattered throughout John Howell Park.

Kevin Gillespie talks Top Chef

by Duncan Connor
Kevin Gillespie

Ask anyone from Atlanta about Bravo’s Top Chef show, and the name they’ll mention is Kevin Gillespie. The guy with the pig tattoo and the red beard finished overall fan favorite, and runner up in the competition.

James Beard’s New York State of Mind

by Duncan Connor
james Beard Awards

If there’s anything that last night’s James Beard Foundation Awards taught us, it’s that for the hoi polloi of the food community, there are only really one city that matters: New York.

One Last Thing with Tyler Williams

by Duncan Connor
Tyler Williams Star Chefs QA 2012

Whenever we interview chefs, we ask them a bunch of questions. Some are different, but we always end with the same ones — here’s how Tyler Williams, executive chef at Woodfire Grill answered…

Kevin Gillespie: Why I Left Woodfire Grill

by Duncan Connor
woodfire grill

In September of 2012, Kevin Gillespie announced that he would be leaving Woodfire Grill at the end of the year. The bearded chef with the pig tattoo, who was catapulted into the limelight as the Top Chef Las Vegas fan favorite a few years ago, had helmed the Cheshire Bridge restaurant since 2007. I met him in Glenwood Park, near his new restaurant, Gunshow, to talk to him about his decision to go it alone.

Tyler Williams on Southern, Spice, and Asha Gomez.

by Duncan Connor

Tyler Williams, executive chef at Woodfire Grill on Cheshire Bridge Road is an artist. In a culinary career that’s taken him from his family home in Michigan to Portland, Vegas, Chicago, and Atlanta, Williams has embraced flavor wherever he cooked. We talk about Cardamom Hill, and how Chef Asha Gomez has re-imagined a Southern staple […]

Q&A: Kevin Gillespie, Gunshow Mythbuster

by Duncan Connor
Gunshow Restaurant

If you’ve paid any attention to the status of Gunshow, Kevin Gillespie’s new venture in Glenwood Park, you’ve probably heard a ton of rumors about what to expect. We asked Kevin to set the record straight about some of the myths surrounding the restaurant before it opens in mid-April. MYTH: Gunshow won’t have menus. Kevin […]