This First Look for the AJC was at Brush Sushi Izakaya in Decatur. Speaking with Chef Jason Liang, he explained that much inspiration was drawn from the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi (You've probably seen it on Netflix!). Particularly in reference to the small plates and nigiri sushi, his focus is on creating small bites of food packed with intricate flavors, rather than creating large dinner dishes. The menu, which is quite expansive, has many entrees and beautiful cocktails to choose from as well, take a look at the full article by Bob Townsend here.
This cover story for the AJC (two covers in one day!) goes in depth on black squid ink pasta, specifically prepared by Chef Mike Patrick of Storico Fresco. Mike prepares three types of nero pasta, including Black Cavatelli with Lamb Sugo, Black Tortelli with Arrabbiata Sauce, and Black Chittara with Pancetta, Turnip Greens and Squid. In this story, Mike explains the history and differences of using squid ink in pasta in his dishes. Check out the full article here. Pastas are available for purchase at Storico Fresco, located in Buckhead, Atlanta.
Recently I've had the pleasure of working with Eli Kirshtein and Bob Townsend to pull together this awesome cover story for the AJC. Chef Eli works at the Luminary in Krog Street Market, but rather than focusing on the restaurant, this story instead highlights the chef and his seafood expertise on creating the perfect raw bar in time for the holidays. I am over the moon with how this story came together, check out the full article (including recipes) here.
Gotta love new clients! Last week I shot an assignment for the AJC at Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market, the newest brainchild of some of the best foodies in the city. This restaurant was kept under wraps for a while, but I got to check out the restaurant (and sample some amazing food and beverage) while I was there for the shoot. Right now they're only selling their hot sandwiches for lunch, but the rest will be in full swing soon. Check out the full story by Bob Townsend here.