This episode of Culinary Atlanta is brought to you by HandPicked ATL and PokeBurri.
After moving to Atlanta in 2014 Alyssa Fagien quickly fell in love with the city. Not knowing how long she would remain in Atlanta, she created a “bucket list” of restaurants and activities she wanted to experience. With a background in marketing and a passion for photography, Alyssa decided to create an Instagram account to document her adventures. And in March of 2015 ATL Bucket List was born. Fast forward three years and ATL Bucket List is now one of the biggest “influencers” in Atlanta. Alyssa has had the opportunity to collaborate with amazing local and national brands such as Ford Fry Restaurants, Taste of Atlanta, American Express, Delta and more. And in 2017, Alyssa decided to take her knowledge of social media to the next level by launching her own social media agency, Atlys Media. She now manages the content creation and account management for many local brands on social.
Hand-Picked ATL is the best of what to do and where to go in Atlanta. It’s their humble belief that by surrounding ourselves with the authentic, the unique and the curious, our lives are more awesome. Hand-Picked celebrates the independent makers by seeking out their inspired goods and crafted experiences, providing meaningful ways for their users to connect for themselves.
Seven Chan and Ken Yu are owners of Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles Ramen. Both have proven to be award-winning concepts with cult-like followings in the city. The pair met and opened their first shop a year and a half ago combining Sevens business and marketing acumen with Ken’s food and restaurant background. The two plan to franchise and grow each concept in the next year and have new locations slotted to open this year and into 2019.