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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dining in Downtown Atlanta, Circa 1927

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Outside Torrence's Lunch Room, 1927
  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Special Collections
  • Outside Torrence's Lunch Room, 1927

I can't say that I'm much of a history buff, but when I saw a link to a collection of photos (from glass plate negatives) of downtown Atlanta in 1927, I was instantly drawn in to the long-gone streetscapes of our town. Particularly interesting were a few restaurant windows with long lists of the day's specials and prices - like barbecue lamb with spaghetti for 35 cents. What was it like to go for a meal downtown almost 90 years ago?

The images were captured during the major viaduct construction that aimed to improve pedestrian traffic flow around the train tracks that crossed through downtown - in the area that is today (what's left of) Underground Atlanta. The neighborhood was already gaining a reputation. That same year, Bessie Smith put out a record titled "Preachin' The Blues" with the lyrics:

Down in Atlanta G.A.
Underneath the viaduct every day
Drinking corn and hollerin' hoo-ray
Pianos playin' till the break of day

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scenes from Taste of Atlanta 2014

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Taste of Atlanta, a three-day food festival that takes place every October, returned to Tech Square in Midtown over the weekend. Restaurants of all kinds from all over the city came out and offered tastes of their food. There were also cooking competitions, teaching workshops, and a cocktail competition. Here's a peek at what you missed. (More photos after the jump)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PHOTOS: Taste of Atlanta 2013

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Fox Bros. ribs at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

This weekend, more than 45,000 people gathered in Midtown's Technology Square for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta food festival. Attendees were able to sample and enjoy small plates from more than 90 participating restaurants.

View the full gallery of photos from the festival here.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

PHOTOS: 2013 Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Posted By on Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 11:32 AM

My Nest Egg - Gin, Strawberry-Tomato Granita, Rosemary, Green Charteuse Egg. Prepared by mixologist Arianne Fielder.
  • Alyssa Pointer
  • "My Nest Egg" - Gin, Strawberry-Tomato Granita, Rosemary, Green Charteuse "Egg". Prepared by mixologist Arianne Fielder.

The 5th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival took place at JCT. Kitchen Sunday afternoon. Lines, full of smiling faces and empty stomachs, stretched around the surrounding buildings 30 minutes before doors opened. Guests were treated to an array of tomato-infused dishes and beverages including heirloom tomato sno cones, gazpacho, and tomato "pop tarts." Each dish was judged by a panel of chefs and food writers. Live music from the 80's tribute band the Spazmatics and Atlanta chef band, Five Bone Rack, kept guest entertained along with a dunk-a-chef dunking booth.

More photos from the festival.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

WATCH: CL presents 'Atlanta Chefs and Their Knives'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 12:51 PM

As a follow-up to Brad Kaplan's excellent story in the Food Issue (Atlanta chefs and their knives), we went out and spoke face-to-face with chefs Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina, Mihoko Obunai of Miso Izakaya, Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun's, Duane Nutter of One Flew South, and Zeb Stevenson of Livingston, about their love for their knives and asked them to demonstrate some of their knife skills.

Learn more about Atlanta's food fetishes and check out CL's 2012 Food issue here.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

LAST CALL: Send us your 'food porn' photos

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

A seductive dish from Restaurant Eugenes executive chef, Linton Hopkins
  • James Camp
  • A seductive dish from Restaurant Eugene's executive chef, Linton Hopkins
The time is fast approaching. In just about a week, CL’s annual food issue will be dished out to newsstands and across the web.

This year, we’re looking at the obsessive and quirky side of Atlanta dining in hopes of deconstructing what can only be described as Atlanta's food fetish. There are thousands of restaurants in this city, and we need your help to showcase the sexy side of Atlanta cuisine.

In other words, we want to see your homemade food porn!

Send us your photos of your off-the-wall eating habits, secret 'get in ma mouth’ obsessions, and down-right sexy dishes captured in a single image by Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. We’ll include the best of the best in our Food Issue out Oct. 25, and the rest in an online photo gallery.

This is your chance to illustrate your favorite food fetish and dishes in all their gluttonous foodie glory and share it with the rest of Atlanta through the lens of Creative Loafing. It can be anything from that "to die for" plate of food at your favorite hole-in-the-wall to a crusty coffee mug you refuse to wash off because it's bad luck.

Be sure to describe the picture. Give us the what, where, and why of it all. And send 'em on to photos@cln.com or shout it on Twitter with the #ATLfoodfetish hashtag.

PLEASE NOTE! This is not a free advertisement. We want to hear from the taste buds of everyday Atlantans, not restaurant owners and staff. Please refrain from submitting photos of the place you work.

Need a little inspiration? Take a gander at CL Food Editor Stephanie Dazey's photo she submitted to get things going, and go ahead and send us yours.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

FOODIES: Send us your 'food porn' photos

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

ANTICO MARGHERITA: Im a meat lover, but Antico Napoletanas margherita pizza is simply the best Napoletana-style pizza in Atlanta
  • Peter Watt/Cl Reader
  • ANTICO MARGHERITA: I'm a meat lover, but Antico Napoletana's margherita pizza is simply the best Napoletana-style pizza in Atlanta

The time is fast approaching. In just a matter of weeks, CL’s annual food issue will be dished out to newsstands and across the web.

This year, we’re looking at the obsessive and quirky side of Atlanta dining in hopes of deconstructing what can only be described as Atlanta's food fetish. There are thousands of restaurants in this city, and we need your help to showcase the sexy side of Atlanta cuisine.

In other words, we want to see your homemade food porn!

Send us your photos of your off-the-wall eating habits, secret 'get in ma mouth’ obsessions, and down-right sexy dishes captured in a single image by Oct. 22, 2012. We’ll include the best of the best in our Food Issue out Oct. 25, and the rest in an online photo gallery.

This is your chance to illustrate your favorite food fetish and dishes in all their gluttonous foodie glory and share it with the rest of Atlanta through the lens of Creative Loafing. It can be anything from that "to die for" plate of food at your favorite hole-in-the-wall to a crusty coffee mug you refuse to wash off because it's bad luck.

Be sure to describe the picture. Give us the what, where, and why of it all. And send 'em on to photos@cln.com or shout it on Twitter with the #ATLfoodfetish hashtag.

PLEASE NOTE! This is not a free advertisement. We want to hear from the taste buds of everyday Atlantans, not restaurant owners and staff. Please refrain from submitting photos of the place you work.

They say the early-bird gets the worm. Check out reader Peter Watt's submission (at the top of this post) to see how its done.

For even more kicks, take a gander at CL Food Editor Stephanie Dazey's photo she submitted to get things going, and go ahead and send us yours.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Send us your 'food porn' photos

Posted By on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

#ATLFOODFETISH: Every rainy day should come with Umaidos disarmingly satisfying Tonkotsu ramen
  • Stephanie Dazey's iPhone
  • #ATLFOODFETISH: "Every rainy day should come with Umaido's disarmingly satisfying Tonkotsu ramen"

In just a matter of weeks, CL’s annual food issue will be dished out to newsstands and across the web. This year, we’re looking at the obsessive and quirky side of Atlanta dining in hopes of deconstructing what can only be described as Atlanta's food fetish. There are thousands of restaurants in this city, and we need your help to showcase the sexy side of Atlanta cuisine. In other words, we want to see your homemade food porn!

Send us your photos of your off-the-wall eating habits, secret 'get in ma mouth’ obsessions, and down-right sexy dishes captured in a single image. This is your chance to illustrate your favorite food fetish and dishes in all their gluttonous foodie glory and share it with the rest of Atlanta and be published in Creative Loafing. It can be anything from a plate of food at your favorite restaurant to the green apple you eat at 2 p.m. every Monday.

Capture a photo of your culinary quirks, mind-boggling habits, or straight-up food porn and send it our way by Oct. 22, 2012. We’ll include the best of the best in our Food Issue out Oct. 25, and the rest in an online photo gallery.

Be sure to describe the picture. Give us the what, where, and why of it all. Send 'em all to photos@cln.com or shout it on Twitter with the #ATLfoodfetish hashtag.

PLEASE NOTE! This is not a free advertisement. We want to hear from the taste buds of everyday Atlantans, not restaurant owners and staff. Please refrain from submitting photos of the place you work.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

One Photo: A slice of beauty

Posted By on Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Not many restaurants recognize the opportunity to turn the slicing of good bread, the pouring of good olive oil, into a moment of beauty. Then again, not enough restaurants recognize the simple importance of good bread, either. Here's one photo, one restaurant, where the bread station is its own slice of beauty. Recognize it? And what other restaurants have you visited that really get the beauty of good bread?

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Photos: 'Brew Your Cask Off'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Hundreds crowded into a tent at SweetWater Brewing Company for the second annual "Brew Your Cask Off" Cask Ale Festival on March 5. Festival attendees at the sold-out beer bash sampled over 80 different brews, voting for their favorites.

More photos from the Cask Ale Festival.

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