Sarah Gleim

Correspondent

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Sarah Gleim is a Forbes Travel Guide correspondent based in Atlanta. Gleim has been an editor for more than 15 years and has written about travel for about 10 of those. But her true passion is food writing. She spent two years studying culinary arts to be a food writer, and has interviewed famed chefs from Tom Colicchio and Laurent Tourondel to Scott Peacock and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Her work has been published in Atlanta magazine, Discovery.com, TLC.com, The Atlantan magazine, Charlotte magazine and The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

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  • On September 23, 2013
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    How do I get a reservation at The Rugby Grille?

    Reservations are definitely recommended at The Rugby Grille located in The Townsend Hotel. To make a reservation, you can call the restaurant directly at 248-642-5999 and a member of the staff can help secure a time. You also can visit The Townsend Hotel’s website and follow the reservation link to book a table online. The Detroit-area restaurant’s new executive chef, Drew Sayes, recently updated the menu to reflect his focus on local, sustainable and fresh foods. New items such as citrus-cured arctic char with leeks, Romanesco and pumpernickel crisps; duck breast with choucroute, confit croquette and burnt orange gastrique; and Scottish salmon with cauliflower puree, beets and arugula pistou are now part of his menu, so its no surprise if reservations become increasingly harder to get.
  • On September 23, 2013
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    What is the dress code at The Rugby Grille?

    While The Townsend Hotel is luxurious and sophisticated, there’s no need to feel obligated to dress up when you’re headed to dine at its main restaurant, The Rugby Grille, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In fact, there’s no formal dress code at all at the Detroit-area restaurant, so you might see people dining in everything from shorts and cocktail dresses to ball gowns and tuxedos, depending on what type of events are occurring at the hotel. Women will feel comfortable wearing a wrap dress or jeans, and men will feel equally relaxed whether they are wearing a pair of jeans or a suit.
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    Where is The Rugby Grille located?

    The Rugby Grille is located at 100 Townsend Street, inside the luxury Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The restaurant just completed a revamp of its interior design spearheaded by architect Victor Saroki, FAIA, of Victor Saroki & Associates in Birmingham and Daniel Clancy, ASID, of Perlmutter-Freiwald Inc. Interior Design in Franklin, Michigan, in late March 2013. But the menu received a makeover, too: New executive chef Drew Sayes updated the offerings to reflect his focus on local, sustainable foods. You’ll still find popular dishes from the original menu, including the hydro Bibb lettuce salad and the Dover sole. But now you’ll also be able to choose from new items, including Scottish salmon with cauliflower puree, beets and arugula pistou; citrus-cured arctic char alongside leeks, Romanesco and pumpernickel crisps; and duck breast with choucroute, confit croquette and burnt orange gastrique.
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  • On June 5, 2013
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    What’s new in Atlanta?

    King + Duke, photo by Andrew Thomas Lee Photography Several new restaurants have recently opened in Atlanta that we're super excited about. Tastemaker Ford Fry launched his newest dining hot spot King + Duke in Buckhead in early May. The space is clean and contemporary, and includes a massive 24-foot hearth, open kitchen and large patio. The menu focuses on hearth-style cooking and includes dishes like wood-roasted chicken liver toast with onion marmalade; grilled beets and carrots, chermoula, Bulgarian feta and cress; and “the duke,” a burger with house-ground chuck and dry aged cuts, coal roasted onion and mushroom preserve.

    In Decatur, MAR opens this weekend and will feature a menu of Spanish and Mexican fusion cuisine. Dishes like wood-roasted fish, lamb and steaks; coastal tacos and tostadas; ceviche; and oysters will pair with the restaurant's extensive tequila list and specialty cocktails (think mojitos, margaritas and micheladas).

    Also back in Buckhead, Amura Buckhead Sushi opened in early April. The spacious restaurant has an expansive sushi bar, as well as a private dining space for seating up to 80 people. The menu features a variety of Japanese fare, including a mix of sushi dishes like the Chojang Yellowtail Chive Poppyseed Rayu and standbys like the spicy tuna roll and the California roll. The dinner menu includes a full selection of sushi, as well as variety of entrees like Waygu steak and Chilean sea bass.

    Top Chef season 6 alum (and fan fave) Kevin Gillespie finally opened his restaurant Gunshow in East Atlanta’s Glenwood Park and it's his first executive chef position since he left Woodfire Grill late last year. The concept it totally new and Gillespie describes the experience as being similar to Brazilian churrascaria-style dining and Chinese dim sum — instead of ordering from a traditional menu, guests choose their dishes tableside from rolling carts and trays. This kind of service also encourages the casual and family-style experience Gillespie wants patrons to enjoy. The menu changes regularly, and weekly updates and specials are posted online every Sunday night so you’ll always be able to find out what’s available for the upcoming week. Dishes so far have included Southern favorites such as buttermilk dumplings and foraged mushrooms, Texas Hill Country-style smoked beef sausage and old-fashioned hot banana pudding.
  • On June 5, 2013
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    What’s new in Atlanta?

    King + Duke, photo by Andrew Thomas Lee Photography Several new restaurants have recently opened in Atlanta that we're super excited about. Tastemaker Ford Fry launched his newest dining hot spot King + Duke in Buckhead in early May. The space is clean and contemporary, and includes a massive 24-foot hearth, open kitchen and large patio. The menu focuses on hearth-style cooking and includes dishes like wood-roasted chicken liver toast with onion marmalade; grilled beets and carrots, chermoula, Bulgarian feta and cress; and “the duke,” a burger with house-ground chuck and dry aged cuts, coal roasted onion and mushroom preserve.

    In Decatur, MAR opens this weekend and will feature a menu of Spanish and Mexican fusion cuisine. Dishes like wood-roasted fish, lamb and steaks; coastal tacos and tostadas; ceviche; and oysters will pair with the restaurant's extensive tequila list and specialty cocktails (think mojitos, margaritas and micheladas).

    Also back in Buckhead, Amura Buckhead Sushi opened in early April. The spacious restaurant has an expansive sushi bar, as well as a private dining space for seating up to 80 people. The menu features a variety of Japanese fare, including a mix of sushi dishes like the Chojang Yellowtail Chive Poppyseed Rayu and standbys like the spicy tuna roll and the California roll. The dinner menu includes a full selection of sushi, as well as variety of entrees like Waygu steak and Chilean sea bass.

    Top Chef season 6 alum (and fan fave) Kevin Gillespie finally opened his restaurant Gunshow in East Atlanta’s Glenwood Park and it's his first executive chef position since he left Woodfire Grill late last year. The concept it totally new and Gillespie describes the experience as being similar to Brazilian churrascaria-style dining and Chinese dim sum — instead of ordering from a traditional menu, guests choose their dishes tableside from rolling carts and trays. This kind of service also encourages the casual and family-style experience Gillespie wants patrons to enjoy. The menu changes regularly, and weekly updates and specials are posted online every Sunday night so you’ll always be able to find out what’s available for the upcoming week. Dishes so far have included Southern favorites such as buttermilk dumplings and foraged mushrooms, Texas Hill Country-style smoked beef sausage and old-fashioned hot banana pudding.
  • On June 5, 2013
    Sarah Gleim answered the question: Sarah Gleim

    What’s new in Atlanta?

    King + Duke, photo by Andrew Thomas Lee Photography Several new restaurants have recently opened in Atlanta that we're super excited about. Tastemaker Ford Fry launched his newest dining hot spot King + Duke in Buckhead in early May. The space is clean and contemporary, and includes a massive 24-foot hearth, open kitchen and large patio. The menu focuses on hearth-style cooking and includes dishes like wood-roasted chicken liver toast with onion marmalade; grilled beets and carrots, chermoula, Bulgarian feta and cress; and “the duke,” a burger with house-ground chuck and dry aged cuts, coal roasted onion and mushroom preserve.

    In Decatur, MAR opens this weekend and will feature a menu of Spanish and Mexican fusion cuisine. Dishes like wood-roasted fish, lamb and steaks; coastal tacos and tostadas; ceviche; and oysters will pair with the restaurant's extensive tequila list and specialty cocktails (think mojitos, margaritas and micheladas).

    Also back in Buckhead, Amura Buckhead Sushi opened in early April. The spacious restaurant has an expansive sushi bar, as well as a private dining space for seating up to 80 people. The menu features a variety of Japanese fare, including a mix of sushi dishes like the Chojang Yellowtail Chive Poppyseed Rayu and standbys like the spicy tuna roll and the California roll. The dinner menu includes a full selection of sushi, as well as variety of entrees like Waygu steak and Chilean sea bass.

    Top Chef season 6 alum (and fan fave) Kevin Gillespie finally opened his restaurant Gunshow in East Atlanta’s Glenwood Park and it's his first executive chef position since he left Woodfire Grill late last year. The concept it totally new and Gillespie describes the experience as being similar to Brazilian churrascaria-style dining and Chinese dim sum — instead of ordering from a traditional menu, guests choose their dishes tableside from rolling carts and trays. This kind of service also encourages the casual and family-style experience Gillespie wants patrons to enjoy. The menu changes regularly, and weekly updates and specials are posted online every Sunday night so you’ll always be able to find out what’s available for the upcoming week. Dishes so far have included Southern favorites such as buttermilk dumplings and foraged mushrooms, Texas Hill Country-style smoked beef sausage and old-fashioned hot banana pudding.