Where Credit is Due: Lawrence of Atlanta

Filmmaker Troy Stains documents the story of Atlanta-based valet parker and gourmet Lawrence Njuguna, who inspired this year’s New South Family Supper.

Where Credit is Due: Nasao Noi

Vansana Nolintha says of his New South Family Supper plate of Kanab Paa: “Our dish and our beer are inspired by Donna’s hands and all of their possibilities.”

Pic Pick: The Clermont Lounge

There are some parts of Atlanta that traditional guide books leave out. And there are places you’d hesitate to take a friend, let alone your mom. Clermont Lounge is one of those places. My first foray (but hopefully not my last) into the strip club/dive bar/dance floor happened several years ago, thanks to an intrepid Atlantan hell-bent on showing me a good time.

Finding Hope Amidst the Galanga and the Garbanzo Beans

A few mornings ago, I went to visit the Dekalb Farmers Market, not to shop, but to appreciate. I’m in Atlanta, reporting a story for an upcoming episode of Gravy, and had spent the previous day combing the shopping plazas of Buford Highway in pursuit of an international array of foods, from Chinese pork-and-chive-stuffed dumplings … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: The Uncle Rumus

A controversial author, a house museum’s blog, a Werther’s Original, and a good bit of rum. Meet the Uncle Rumus.