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Brunch and The Broad Fork with Hugh Acheson

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A brunch meet and greet presented by YP

James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson is a busy guy. In between stellar restaurants: Empire State South (Atlanta); 5 & 10 (Athens); The National (Athens) and The Florence (Savannah), stints as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, and numerous speaking engagements around the country, he makes time to write awesome cookbooks like his newest foray into all things vegetable and fruit, The Broad Fork.

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Top 5 Moments from the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival: Founder’s Edition

Festival Co-Founders - Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter

Photo Credit: Nicole Love

A look back at the most memorable AFWF moments.

In 2011, Atlanta Food and Wine Festival co-founders Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter’s vision for a regional event highlighting the very best of Southern culture, cuisine and libations came to fruition. The scale and magnitude of it was something Atlanta has never seen before.

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Food Should Taste Good Brunch at The General Muir + Giveaway

_MG_1853It’s no secret that the gang here at EDR loves a good brunch. The landscape of the Atlanta dining scene has morphed to where most of your favorite local haunts are offering the mid-morning mixture of breakfast and lunch in some form or another – on Saturday and Sunday. So we were stoked when gluten-free snack food aficionados, Food Should Taste Good®, reached out to us to partner on a one-of-a-kind brunch event at one of our favorite brunch spots, The General Muir with all of our closest foodie friends.

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Buckhead Atlanta Bets On Bonobos Guideshop

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The online retailer “guides” you through their wares…

Buckhead Atlanta has steadily become the go-to location for shopping and dining in ATL. With its proclivity towards high end brands and growing reputation as the new haunt for fashion-focused finds, companies are itching to set up shop and showcase what they’re bringing to the table. Enter Bonobos Guideshop.

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5 Must-Try New Additions for Taste of Atlanta 2014

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Food. You like it, we love it. But it’s hard to sift through the deluge of ATL restaurants that are really worth your time and money. So what’s the solution? Simple. A gathering of food lovers on a mission to find the best tastes around; where chefs and mixologists have polished their skills and menu offerings to deliver their restaurant’s best. It’s Taste of Atlanta.

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Experience Cirque du Soleil With Tasty Restaurant Deals

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Photo Courtesy: Pouya Dianat ©2014

Don’t journey to a new world on an empty stomach…

Get swept away into the world of Amaluna, a mysterious island guided by the cycles of the moon and inhabited by goddesses and Amazons. This new show from Cirque du Soleil marks the 30th Anniversary of the outfit.

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Photo Recap: Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2014

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And just like that, it was over…

Yes, the 4th Annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival came like a thief in the night – robbing us of our culinary innocence and leaving us wanting more.

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The 4th Annual Atlanta Food and Wine Festival Awaits

Reunited and it feels so good…

It’s that time of year again. The time when the South’s culinary elite descend upon Atlanta for what can easily be called the “Food Event of the Year.” Yes, the 4th Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival takes center stage for 4 days of education, events, curated dinners and the all-important tasting tents that highlight Southern food and drink.

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Cocktail Culture: Upgrade Your Manhattan With This Maple Concoction

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Cozy up to this fall-inspired cocktail

We love the brisk hit of cold air that Fall brings to our cocktail palette. A welcome to even more cocktails that tend to favor spirits from the dark side, or imbibing doses of scotch and bourbon neat just gives us the warm and fuzzies… literally. To highlight these spirited tastes of the Fall, we hooked up with Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead to sample some of their new seasonally-inspired cocktails that you can make at right home for snuggly drinking in front of the fire. Stay toasty y’all.

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Cocktail Culture: A Little Bit Hemingway

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Start a new chapter in your libation book

This delightfully sweet and sour rum cocktail comes courtesy of our friends at Ink and Elm, North Druid Hills’ newest craft cocktail destination.

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