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Just 5: Spring cocktails and other stories to read this week if you love food and drink in Atlanta

What should be on your plate this week? Here are 5 ideas for where to eat and what to cook:

The Wabbit Season cocktail, created by Mikey Kilbourne, can be found at One Eared Stag. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

1. AJC cocktail writer Angela Hansberger brings you seven cocktails perfect for spring from metro Atlanta bars

 

Mandolin Kitchen’s iskender is a whopping entree of sliced doner kebab meat served on a bed of pita croutons and smothered with tomato sauce.
PHOTO CREDIT: Wendell Brock

2. AJC food writer Wendell Brock reviews Sandy Spring restaurant Mandolin Kitchen

 

A hearty piece of spanakopita, the Greek phyllo pie made with a Southern twist: collard greens and kale have been substituted for the spinach. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

3. We examine the similarities between Greek and Southern food, complete with three recipes that marry the two cuisines.

 

Photo and styling credit: Daniel Porubiansky
Recipe: Vidalia Onion and Fennel Soup

4. We bring you the recipe for onion and fennel soup from Century House Tavern, perfect for Vidalia season

 

Sage Woodfire Tavern Salmon with jumbo lump blue crab, artichoke hearts, wild rice, haricot vert, and chardonnay caper beurre blanc. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

5. We take a first look at the newest Sage Woodfire Tavern in Buckhead, the biggest location of the local restaurant

 

Here are the top food stories you might have missed last week:

AJC food writer Wyatt Williams says of Rose + Rye in The Castle in Midtown, “The complicated and beautiful presentations can be a combination of hits and misses.” Read the full review here.

AJC food writer Wendell Brock visited Natsu Sushi Bar & Ocean Grill in Alpharetta, where he foun a mixed bag of American-style sushi and some Korean dishes. Read the full review here.

AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras explored the ways that Atlanta-area restaurant and bar workers juggle the demands of their jobs with being parents.

Learn how to make the zucchini cake from Double Zero in Emory Village.

Take a first look at Laotian restaurant Snackboxe Bistro in Doraville.

 

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