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Article 14, a handsome restaurant and bar at the bottom of the King and Spalding building opened a year ago and I’d been given a chance to check it out then. Y’all know that I like to keep it positive around here, and sadly there really wasn’t much that I’d be able to recommend. Drinks were mixed poorly and I should’ve known better than to order something with pimento cheese grits. Lesson learned. When my friend and barkeep Arianne Fielder moved over to the restaurant she urged me to try it out again.

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I’m happy to report that the situation is much approved, and with Arianne behind the bar, you know that you’ll get a great cocktail and plenty of choice whiskeys on the bar menu. They’ve got a number of bar snacks, including the okra chips with smoked tomato aioli (incredibly crunchy as they’re dehydrated) and the duck confit sliders with grilled figs and arugula are fun.


Article 14 Atlanta Midtown

Article 14 Atlanta Midtown



My main order of business that day was to shoot some cocktails for Sartorial Exposure, the first of those cocktails, the Asheville Smash, is live on the site right now.

Oh, and the seared scallops with curry vinaigrette are mighty fine as well.


1180 Peachtree Street Suite B

Atlanta, GA 30308


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams arrive in Atlanta


Jeni’s Ice Cream from my home state of Ohio has arrived in Atlanta and began scooping to the public today. I’d actually already moved on from the Buckeye State by the time the empire began and first learned of Jeni’s right next door to the new Westside shop at Star Provisions.


Jeni, pictured above, has seen her empire grow into multiple Ohio shops, and has recently set up shop in Chicago. Pints can be found from coast to coast however she’s still hands on in the operation.

The scoopers are great with pairing suggestions, I tried the above combo, the limited edition Cloverton, made with cheese from a Southern Ohio farm with an Everything Bagel topping (“Gravel” in Jeni’s parlance) – trust me, it works

Other favorites I enjoyed included Sweet Potato with torched marshmallows, sweet corn with raspberries, dark chocolate (!!), Riesling poached pear sorbet & brambleberry crisp. I did enjoy their salty caramel, but I’d have to say that nothing compares to Morelli’s in that regard. :)

I’m looking forward to trying their other flavors, including their whiskey eggnog that comes online in November. The Everything Bagel gravel and sweet corn & raspberries flavor are only available in October – so if you want it, you’ll have to go now. The store is open from 11-11.

Three Taverns Craft Brewery

Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure


Three Taverns Craft Brewery  opened their Decatur doors to the public this week, and if you’re reading this early on Saturday, tickets are still available for their grand opening weekend. After years of supporting Atlanta and Athens craft beer scene, it’s great to see that Decatur has their own homegrown beers. Nearby, Blue Tarp is also open for tours on Saturdays (they’re closed today, due to their attendance at the Great American Beer Fest in Denver). In nearby Avondale Estates, Wild Heaven has announced plans to begin construction.


Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure


Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure


I’ve tried their beers previously when they debuted around town at Brick Store Pub, Single Intent and A Night in Brussels, that are available at numerous bars and restaurants around town and in bottles for retail purchase. I’m definitely a dark beer fan, especially with the cooler weather we’re experiencing, so I was happy to see that they’ve got a Russian Imperial Stout on the bill. Nathan tells me that there are plans for it to be released in large format bottles, so definitely look out for that, or stop in at the brewery. It’s a beautiful space with tons of wood and brick – a definite man cave kind of vibe.

Three Taverns Craft Brewery - Decatur | Savory Exposure



121 New Street

Decatur, GA 30030



Prince William County, Virginia

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I put on my travel writer hat and headed up to Manassas, VA south of DC for a long weekend and are preparing a few articles for Travel Mindset. I’ve got a short preview over on my lifestyle site Sartorial Exposure and I hope you’ll check it out there. Look for more soon!

Manassas farmer's market

Madigan's Waterfront crabcakes

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