January 23, 2014

Recent Work: BBDO & SCJohnson

I spent the last six months super busy, writing for SCJohnson's Right@Home site, a destination for over 5 MILLION (!!!) subscribers. Writing for such a large audience is interesting in its own way -- it's almost like a mashup of technical writing how-tos, usability-focused CTA development, and content management -- by way of writing pieces that ranged from rice pudding recipes to articles on DIY garage makeovers, how to clean your entryway, and the best way to scrub your bathroom really, really well during flu season.

I really like this writing, flat as it may be compared to my wittier stuff -- because between my sharper flights of fancy I actually do bake my own bread, make my own chicken stock, and yes… clean my own toilets. Any job done well has a dignity all its own, and if I helped another family to be more efficient and effective at home, I'm pleased.

Sadly, I still despise mopping my kitchen floor above all other chores.

October 17, 2008

Daily Candy: Tacos, Macked

Another recent Daily Candy piece, on Shaun Doty's new gig as consulting chef of The Original El Taco.

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October 12, 2007

The Savvy Gal: Atlanta Eats Roundup

This roundup of Atlanta Eats at focuses on who you're with. Impressing clients? in-laws? a cheap date? Find out where to go in the ATL.

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June 22, 2007

Historic Buildings, Hot New Chefs (Flavors, June 2007)

It’s all too easy for anyone hailing from north of the Mason-Dixon line to snicker at an Atlantan’s use of the word “historic” when talking about the city’s architecture. (We admit -- after Sherman razed the city in 1865, it did seem to live up to its old soubriquet of “Terminus.”) But the following restaurants manage to keep in touch with the past while continuing to update their menus -- for carpetbaggers and natives alike.

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June 01, 2007

Daily Candy: Provisional Star

I have been waiting for Lynne Sawicki's shop to open for months and it's finally here! Everything is tasty, everything is fresh. Grab a pressed sandwich and don't forget the cupcakes and brownies. It's the kind of place where you want to eat two desserts.

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May 26, 2007

Ten Tips for Keeping Guests Secure Via a Mix of Training and Technology (Southern Hospitality, Spring 2007)

This article on ways to increase hotel security focuses on the Four Seasons in Atlanta. Read more after the jump.

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May 05, 2007

Special Tables around Atlanta (Points North, April 2007)

Special tables around town provide diners with ringside seats or private retreats

 Whether you want to be part of the scene or pop the question somewhere private, these Atlanta restaurants have just the right spot.

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April 01, 2007

Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You: Ten Tips For Food Writers (Writers Weekly, March 2007)

Head on over to Writers Weekly to read my tips for food writers on how to avoid weight gain, appease your homebound spouse, and make nice with the chef. (Sorry - no tips whatsoever on how to refuse dessert, marry Anthony Bourdain, or calculate correct cash for the valet.) You can also read "Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds You" below.

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November 24, 2006

Spotlight: The Warren City Club (Southern Hospitality, Nov 2006)

The Warren City Club (or "The Warren") is a fantastic pad where everybody knows your name and you can eat great food or drink a cocktail without having to fend off guys (or gals, I guess) you don't like. Young chef, wonderful owner, great view. Read my piece in Southern Hospitality or skip to the full article below.

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10 Innovative Ways to Allow Health-Conscious Guests Enjoy a Guilt-free Stay (Southern Hospitality, Nov 2006)

If you travel frequently for any reason, you'll be pleased to know that you can enlist the help of hotel staff to keep extra pounds at bay. Read my piece in Southern Hospitality and take it on your next trip. The tips are for hotel owners, chefs and staff, but the list gives travelers a guide to healthful living away from home.

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September 20, 2006

Daily Candy: Training Run

Usually we hit up Bacchanalia or one of the other superb restaurants in town for our anniversary, but this year my husband and I went to Lumiere, the training restaurant of the Cordon Bleu cooking school here in Atlanta. We had such great food and an unpretentious time that I pitched it as a Daily Candy article. I almost hate to give away my little secret....

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September 16, 2006

Fill 'Er Up: Brake Pad (Southern Hospitality, September 2006)

If you're stuck at the Atlanta airport and dying for something real to eat, take the Marta one stop north and hike a few blocks to the Brake Pad. But read my piece first, of course.

Hip Restaurants Give Old Buildings New Life (Southern Hospitality, Sept 2006)

Atlanta restaurant Rathbuns, Decatur pub The Brick Store, and LaGrange's Tulla White and his several restaurants on the LaGrange square are the subject of this feature on transforming old buildings into restaurants, published in Southern Hospitality Magazine. You can also read the full article after the jump.

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September 12, 2006

Daily Candy: The Main Course

If your cooking has been described as being from Hell's Kitchen (and not the right HK), you're just in time for the holiday cooking class juggernaut. Robert Gerstenecker, executive chef of The Four Seasons Atlanta, is taking you to town (or the grocery store) for a little Shop and Chop. Read my piece, sharpen your knives, and dig in.

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August 23, 2006

Daily Candy: What a Catch

Brodie Lang is an amazing transplant -- she hails from Alaska, where she grew up helping her dad haul in the catch. Somehow she made it to this corner of the country, but as they say, you can take the girl out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the girl. She's now selling fish to the best of the best in town, and now home cooks can get in on the act. Read my short about her Catch Packs in Daily Candy.

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July 03, 2006

Daily Candy: Comfort Food

Cafe 458 on Edgewood serves the homeless during the week and offers a fantastic brunch on weekends that gives all proceeds back to Samaritan House of Atlanta. Read my piece; then grab a bite or volunteer.

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