Sid Mashburn

Jonathan Baker Silverfork contributor

Contributor Q&A

What currently fills your days and can you tell us a little bit about your journey to get there?
My "career" path isn't exactly text book... I spent most of my 20s chasing rock 'n' roll and spending any extra cash I had on dining out. That eventually landed me a job as the Atlanta Editor of before becoming a producer for Turner Broadcasting. For the last 5 years I've served as the Marketing Director for designers Sid & Ann Mashburn.

Who or where do you look for inspiration?
Lately I've been fascinated by new, artful (and ad-free) print periodicals that have no online presence. The amount of care that goes into making a new magazine this day in age, I mean you really have to be good. I think WM BROWN, Magazine B, YOLO Journal and Wildsam Field Guides are doing it right. They all feel like permanent statements, which is especially refreshing since we live in a world of text alerts and infinity scrolls.

Where will you be on your next day off?
Going up to Athens to shop for records and eat at Donna Chang's.

What is Atlanta’s food scene missing?
An elevator pitch. It's got nearly everything except an identity to outsiders... and sometimes, to ourselves.

What elements do you look for in a great dining experience?
I have a great admiration for simple things that are excellent and uncomplicated. It takes a certain vision, and a high level of detail to achieve that. And this isn't just reserved for higher end places... just look at a King of Pops popsicle cart or the kitschy-cool Ticonderoga Club or an old world stalwart like Bone's. At the end of the day, they're all brilliantly clear concepts that have super high standards and great service.

Last meal?
In Atlanta? The Priest Strangler c/o Ricardo Ullio.


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