Pick Your Poison: Tequila vs. Mezcal

Pick Your Poison: Tequila vs. Mezcal

Jesus Oñate Jr, owner of Zapata Tacos & Tequila Bar in Historic Downtown Norcross, gave us the dirt on tequila’s lesser known big brother, Mezcal. As the first person in the southeast to be a certified Master Mezcalier from Mexico, Jesus is an expert in...

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LISA’S LIST: BURGER, BEER AND BULGOGI

LISA’S LIST: BURGER, BEER AND BULGOGI

Finding Gwinnett’s tastiest culinary destinations, off-the-beaten path favorites and new ethnic restaurants and incorporating those into Gwinnett’s destination experience is one of the favorite parts of my job. Why? Food is the...

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TASTE TEST: BRASELTON BREWING COMPANY

TASTE TEST: BRASELTON BREWING COMPANY

While tasting our way through the Brew Madness beers, the need for sustenance was required after we finished off the Fast Flyer Cream Ale in our flight. On a rainy Georgia night, craft beer and comfort food is just what the doc ordered in an old cotton...

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DRINKS WORTHY OF A MASTER

DRINKS WORTHY OF A MASTER

Masters Week in Georgia is a tradition unlike any other. If you are not lucky enough to grab a green jacket ticket, travel down I-20 to the AUG and walk around the lush grounds of Augusta National, you can still drink like you are there. Here are three cocktail...

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WE DiG: APPEZITERS

appetizer (ˈa-pə-ˌtī-zər) noun 1. A small portion of a food or drink served before or at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the desire to eat. (Dictionary.com) 2. The best of a restaurant’s tried-and-true menu items which are either perfected or somehow elevated to...

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SOMETHING’S BREWING!

It all really started in 2017. Then-governor Nathan Deal signed SB85 into law, permitting Georgia breweries to sell their product directly to customers, rather than “hosting a tour with samples.” County and local cities followed suit, adopting new ordinances for...

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NEW RESTAURANT COMING SOON TO SUWANNEE!

Jennifer and Rob Taranto will soon be opening Bottles & Bones at 400 Buford Hwy NE in Suwanee. The owners have plucked a couple of Atlanta restaurant industry veterans to lead the restaurant. The menu includes aged prime steaks, seafood and an extensive list of...

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CHATEAU ELAN RENOVATION AND GRAND REOPENING

Out with the old, in with the trendy, renovated, NEW Chateau Elan! The transformation included an overhaul of 251 guest rooms and 24 suites, three restaurants, the fitness center, the winery, as well as the expansive resort atrium and lobby with a minor facelift to...

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TASTE TEST: MAC LAB

Tucked away in a busy strip mall off Pleasant Hill Road sits one of the most delightful, beautiful, tasty treasures found inside Gwinnett. The Mac Lab Bakery is an artisanal bakery (they literally make things TOO pretty to eat) with a concentration in the delicate art...

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IN SEASON: SWEET AND SPICY CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS

The Chinese New Year and the cold winter weather makes it a perfect opportunity to try out this revamped, “in season” winter veggie. Brussels sprouts made their way back onto the foodie scene a few years ago, and rightly so—this tiny cabbage can definitely pack a...

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BLENDS ARE YOUR FRIENDS

Settle in for your long winter’s nap, cozy up next to the fire, wait to see if it snows and drink some wine—that is the best way we know to pass the dreary winter months and cure the holiday hangover. Over a nice glass (or two), we discussed the growing popular wine...

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WE DiG: BRUNCH

Everybody combines meals at one time or another. Admit it, you’ve given in to Linner, Dupper, Linch, Dunch or Lupper at some point or another. But we all know the best TRUE meal combination is BRUNCH! (You know, the breakfast/lunch combo that Sundays are famous for?)...

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COMING SOON TO PARSONS ALLEY IN DULUTH, GA!

Falling Rabbit Restaurant is led by Executive Chef Chuck Woods and General Manager Barbara Vickers. Chuck and Barbara hail from Chicago, IL where they operated prestigious bars and restaurants such as Girl and the Goat, Trench Bar, Prairie School, Tied House and...

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