"Luxury dining is a given in Buckhead, where you can’t throw a Bentley hood ornament without hitting an expense-account steakhouse, a mall or hotel that houses white-tablecloth heavyweights, or one of Pano Karatassos’s 1990s holdouts still serving Southwestern Caesars or seafood Newburg (looking at you, Nava and Atlanta Fish Market). But what about quality midscale options—the casual haunts that won’t decimate your credit line, where you can linger over food made by cooks who value individuality? Lunchtime lines trail out the doors of Jennifer Levison’s fast, informal hits, Souper Jenny and Cafe Jonah. Devouring lemony salads and lamb kebabs doused with yogurt on the wobbly tables at hidden Cafe Agora on East Paces Ferry feels like a secret thrill. But more refined, middle-of-the-road independents are scarce."
— Bill Addison, STG Trattoria Is the Midscale Restaurant Buckhead Didn’t Know It Needed
"The first time I visited the recently relocated Tomo, I waited in a valet line full of luxury sedans, gave the reservation name to a statuesque hostess in a slinky dress, and stared, slack-jawed, into the dining room’s shimmery vastness. And then, dwelling on the jarring contrast between this reinvention and the humble, intimate, sadly defunct original on the other side of town, I thought: They’ve ruined this restaurant."
— Bill Addison, Tomo Gets Three Stars
"The bohemian chic and tomboy edge of this Buckhead native’s style is evident the moment you walk into Henzlik’s Roswell Road shop. As the clean fragrance of a Sydney Hale soy candle fills the air, your eyes go straight to the massive painting of a buffalo hanging above the checkout. The inventory reflects the eclecticism of its owner: classic Smythe jackets, MiH jeans, a fashion-forward orange maxi dress by Raoul, bold printed merino wool scarves from Virginia Johnson"
— Cathy Anderson, Hot Shop: Morgan Kylee
"He’s only twenty-five, but designer (and Atlanta native) Wes Gordon has already made quite a name for himself in high fashion. Fresh off his fourth New York Fashion Week, Gordon’s ready-to-wear pieces—whether it’s a sexy lace blouse made sweet with the addition of a vibrant yellow bow; python high-waist trouser shorts and a sharp-shoulder jacket; or evening wear in bold coral hues—continue to attract more admirers."
— Cathy Anderson, Style: Wes Gordon
"Call Buckhead’s thirty-two-year-old steakhouse timeless or call it a dinosaur, its secret is this: It attracts power because owners Susan DeRose and Richard Lewis run a formidable business themselves."
Bill Addison, 50 Best Restaurants - No. 7: Bone’s
"Sure, the antiques galleries with locked doors that sell eight-foot-tall vaisseliers costing more than three years of college tuition are still here. But these days, you don’t have to be able to afford one—or even know what one is (basically, a fancy French hutch)—to enjoy shopping on Miami Circle."
— Betsy Riley, Miami Circle’s Revival