Forty years ago, opening a KFC franchise in Tehran was a sign of progress. Today, it’s against the law. Before the 1979 revolution—before religious clerics took control of the country—Iran’s capital, Tehran, was a cosmopolitan city that glittered with Western influence: secularism, mini-skirts, and fast food chains such as McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. But the new ruler, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, pushed a return to Islamic values and removing American influence.
The Southern internet has been in uproar over Waffle House’s latest announcement: the fast-breakfast chain is expanding their beverage selection, but there’s a catch — it’s only one location, and patrons are limited to Miller Lite or Coors Light.
Atlanta’s greatest strength is its diversity, and nowhere is that more evident than within the city’s restaurant community. Atlanta wouldn’t be the same without immigrants—and the more recent waves are responsible for strengthening the city’s gustatory scene. Just one example of this can be found among metro Atlanta’s vast array of international bakeries.
Fancy toast may be half a sandwich, but it’s captured the hearts of pseudo-health nuts and coffee shop denizens alike. Luckily, local restaurateurs have gotten creative with accoutrements ranging from rock crab to lavender. This unranked list of eight restaurants, mapped north to south, is here to help toast seekers secure that avocado-laden, mid-morning snack.
It’s students versus villains in an all-out battle.
The entire evening felt wrong. I greeted my grandparents on the sidewalk, lost on the amicability between them and my mother. My dad wasn’t there, because he actually understood what divorce meant — this felt like his parents were cheating on him with their former daughter-in-law.
“Southern food is black food. Full stop.”
That’s what Southern Foodways Alliance founder and director (and winner of various James Beard Foundation awards) John T. Edge told Julia Bainbridge in a recent Atlanta Magazine interview in anticipation of his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, out now. On May 22, he and Valerie Boyd, author of Zora Neale Hurston biography Wrapped in Rainbows (as well as former arts editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and curat...
American consumers have approached a golden age of yogurt, and like any good grocery train, Trader Joe’s fully embraces its spot on the bandwagon. In the years since the American Yogurt Enlightenment dawned, the beloved retailer has helped transform the unfamiliar into everyday, adopting varieties from the old continent (Kefir! Skyr! Greek!) and novel flavors like Avocado Citrus.
Visiting a recently built RaceTrac is like a lull. From the moment the automatic doors slide open and you step into the fluorescent glow, you’re welcomed with the promise of choice.
The entire store begs to be noticed. Clusters of halogen light bulbs point to signs boasting fresh coffee, Crazy Cool varieties of sodas and slushies and contraptions like Swirl World, a self-serve frozen yogurt bar. High-definition screens around the space — behind the registers, beside an arsenal of coffee pots ...
The main draw of a Sonic Drive-In isn’t its sandwiches or fries, but rather, its frozen drinks. You come here not to satisfy hunger, but to quench epic thirst. And the array of beverages is extensive to the point of overwhelming. There are Green Apple Slushes, Strawberry Real Fruit Slushes, and a...
On the second morning of training camp, students from Class 1-B yawn and rub their eyes. Their homeroom teacher, Vlad King, tells them that Class 1-A is already training, and like the students, he’s tired of seeing the other group in the spotlight.
It’s impossible not to be bummed out these days: innocent people are injured while their nefarious counterparts are rewarded, we’re killing the planet and this country is not-so-slowly creeping towards the apocalypse. Even scrolling through a Twitter feed feels depressing.
For a lot of people, life has become stressful, terrifying and even dangerous. The current sociopolitical climate has pushed self-care, the practice of identifying and satisfying one’s own needs, to the forefront of coping ...