October 31, 2011 Featured

This year Taste of Atlanta offered up another dose of cocktail competition. We’ve got to give big props to Tyler Nelson of Leon’s Full Service for winning the title of Atlanta’s Best Bartender. The 2011 Barcraft competition (sponsored by the newly formed Atlanta chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild) hosted qualifying matches then narrowing… Read more »

October 25, 2011 Food

This recipe for Layered Potato and Egg Salad by Sandra Gutierrez is this chef’s version of the causa. Like a potato-based egg salad sandwich, this causa will definitely wake people up at your next potluck, with its zingy lime-chile potatoes and a generous topping of olives. Gutierrez, a former food columnist for the Cary News… Read more »

October 24, 2011 Food

Chef and author Sandra Gutierrez recipe for savory chocolate brownies is a perfect dessert for the fall season. A creamy coating of sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, coffee plus two different types of chile powder is sure to please. Beware, this concoction yields 20 brownies! This recipe and tons more can be found in Gutierrez’s new… Read more »

October 20, 2011 Featured

For its 10th anniversary, Taste of Atlanta brings the culinary creativity to a new level. Featuring city favorites, novel newcomers and global eateries, the street festival welcomes more than 80 of Atlanta’s favorite dining destinations this Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23 in Tech Square. With gourmet grub from the city’s most renowned restaurateurs,… Read more »

October 19, 2011 Food

From brownies to barbecue, Sandra Gutierrez’s innovative recipes showcase the flavor of the New South. On my first trip shopping for groceries in a bodega in Guatemala, a familiar item grabbed my attention from the snack section. The bag read chicharrón, but the bubbled tan craters of fried pigskins peeking through the cellophane said “pork… Read more »

Aqua Blue is much more than a restaurant and bar. On any given night, the place is filled with an eclectic crowd of young couples on dates, the 40-something hot mamas out for a girls’ night, and even the elderly couple celebrating their anniversary. How can a business draw such a diverse crowd? By serving… Read more »