Chefs to Watch 2019: Parnass Savang, Talat Market, Atlanta

Chandra Ram

What is Georgian-influenced Thai food? I had no idea as I joined the crowd trying to get into Talat Market on a sultry Atlanta night last summer, covertly sipping canned beer on the sidewalk outside while waiting to see what all the fuss was about. Once inside, I snagged a seat at the bar to watch Parnass Savang toss eggplant, long beans, fried garlic, and hard-boiled eggs for my order...