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Tiny, but Mighty

Tiny, but Mighty

Christy Deen had been in the food and beverage industry for 20 years, including stints with Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, when inspiration struck. She had traveled out to the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Martin, and saw drive thru coffee stands throughout the area. “These were small, had a tiny footprint, and I could manage...

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Far East Meets South

Far East Meets South

Sweet Auburn BBQ started with a trailer in Atlanta and continued growing in popularity to now two restaurants, one on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta and one at 1828 Jonesboro Road in McDonough. The McDonough location, co-owned by David Maiolo, celebrated its one-year anniversary in December and is building a solid reputation among area foodies...

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Pippins Serves Up Big Flavor in Small Spot

Pippins Serves Up Big Flavor in Small Spot

A small spot in McDonough continues to make a big name for itself. Ron Pippin opened the Original Pippin’s BBQ in 1986 in a small shed in McDonough, stirring up so much noise that he decided in 1988 to open up a permanent space near the McDonough square, where it still stands today on Sims...

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Tasty Tuesdays

Tasty Tuesdays

There’s something very special and intriguing about fellowship, good food, and good music. Stockbridge’s Tasty Tuesdays Food Truck summer tradition combined all these, creating a wonderful evening in Henry County. The City of Stockbridge opened the lower parking area at Clark Community Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for some great, hot food, socializing,...

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Steamed Mussels Recipe

Steamed Mussels Recipe

Steamed Mussels A favorite among diners at Pasta Max Cafe, Owner and Chef Douglas Zitz shares the recipe for his Steamed Mussels. Ingredients: 20 Fresh mussels 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic 4oz dry white wine 2oz heavy cream 2oz whole butter Pinch of salt & fresh ground pepper 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon...

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Travel to the Mediterranean without leaving McDonough

Travel to the Mediterranean without leaving McDonough

Since its opening in 2013, Fusion Restaurant and Bar has seen increasing popularity in the Henry County community. It is located off Highway 155 in McDonough, and Owner and Operator Sherif Riad cautions that looks can be deceiving, as Fusion Restaurant & Bar is attached to a gas station. “That was the hardest thing in...

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Strickland Smothered Steak Family Recipe

Strickland Smothered Steak Family Recipe

T&T Meats shares a favorite family recipe that’s also popular with customers Angie Dixon has been enjoying her family’s smothered steak ever since she was a little girl, and her mother came up with the delicious recipe. It quickly became a favorite that had everyone rushing to the dinner table. “When I married, it became...

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A ‘Pizza’ Henry History

A ‘Pizza’ Henry History

Patrick and Katie McHugh have been in the pizza business for 19 years, but their restaurant has ties that stretch back far longer. It was originally 14th St. Pizza when they purchased it in January of 2004. The Henry County restaurant moved from Hudson Bridge Road to Jodeco Road in 2010 and then to its...

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Happiness and Homemade Goodness

Happiness and Homemade Goodness

The smell of freshly made waffle cones and a warm “Welcome Home” greets each person who enters Welcome Home Creamery and Coffee store. Whether you visit the original location along East Main Street in Hampton or the new store in Locust Grove’s Ingle’s shopping center, you are sure to find a tasty, homemade treat. Creating...

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Sarah’s – Country Soul Food At Its Best

Sarah’s – Country Soul Food At Its Best

Regardless of your age, you most likely have very fond memories of days gone by when your family gathered around the dinner table to enjoy home cooked meals prepared by your mother.   There’s just something very special about a home cooked meal that transcends cultures and ethnicities from any region across the nation. It’s...