Since 2015, I’ve had the privilege not only of overseeing Atlanta’s food and dining coverage, but also reporting on it. Do you remember when the Here to Serve restaurant group shut down its restaurants overnight leaving 300 employees without jobs, or when the Atlanta Braves reversed course to let fans bring in outside food to SunTrust Park in 2017? I do. I reported those stories.
We can all remember where we were when COVID-19 became a stark reality. I was on a long-planned ski vacation to Park City, Utah, with my husband of 25 years and our sons, now ages 25 and 21. During the 1,800-mile drive back to Atlanta, my husband and kids took the wheel while I set up mission control in the back seat to adjust The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s food and dining content for a city in lockdown.