Saturday, April 11, 2015
Foodie mama Catherine McCord is adamant about one family, one meal. Her kitchen is a lab for fast, fresh, fun and deliciously healthy eats for toddlers, lunch boxes and busy families in general. She’s a sweetie and shares her successes on weelicious, YouTube, a website and in her “Wee Lunches” cookbook. “Wee” love it!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Outdoor shoppers, ‘tis the season. Veggies are coming to the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (EAVFM), and White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef and pastured eggs will be right there among the greens, fruits, baked goods and other locally produced goods when the market opens on Thursday, April 16. Located at 561 Flat Shoals Avenue, EAVFM serves as an Atlanta pick-up spot for White Oak Pastures’ Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program through which members can sign up for weekly deliveries of organic produce items or pastured eggs, place orders and pick up White Oak Pastures grass-fed meats, pastured poultry and other products ordered online. Sound like your bag? Sign up here to join the White Oak Pastures CSA family for the 2015 harvest season. Small appetites, White Oak Pastures also offers CSA veggie half shares. Shop ‘til the sun goes down -- market hours are 4-8:00 p.m. every Thursday, April 16 through December 17.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A herd of several hundred goats calls West Georgia’s Capra Gia farms home on the range for its antibiotic- and hormone-free lifestyle. The small batch cheese company in Carrollton does everything by hand -- organizing rotational grazing, goat milking, cheese making and packaging the cheese to sell at various farmers markets in Georgia and Alabama. Article 14 will feature luscious cheeses from Capra Gia Cheese Company at its monthly cheese dinner on Wednesday, April 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. Chris Blobaum, corporate executive chef for Legacy Restaurant Partners, plans a four-course menu with wine pairings to complement Capra Gia’s organic cheeses. Goat questions? Ask Capra Gia goat farmer and cheesemaker Mark Stevens who’s hoofing it over to the Midtown restaurant for this special dinner. $45 per person excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 404-443-8432.
ACC, SEC and plain old “C” for college share equal footing at Willy’s Mexicana Grill on the first Tuesday of each month. College students, flip out your college I.D. and chomp into a Willy’s burrito for a measly five bucks. All day long. Lunch, dinner, in between meals and after. The dining hall line appears bland compared to Willy’s burrito counter, jam-packed with mouthwatering sinaloa chicken or tofu, adobe chicken, chipotle pork, cilantro-garlic steak, grilled peppers and onions, cheese, fresh veggies, rice, pinto and black beans and an entourage of mild to hot salsas. Willy’s prepares all burrito components fresh each day, from homemade guac and pico de gallo to never-known-a- freezer marinated and grilled meats. For those avoiding carbs or gluten, Willy’s staff will easily build burritos in bowls in lieu of swaddling them in tortillas. Please note, there’s a limit of one $5 burrito per order, $5 burritos are not valid with any other promotions and some restrictions apply. Small price to pay for a big burrito.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Here’s a chance to star as a pin-up guy or girl, courtesy of Chick-a-Biddy and Be The Match. This month, the Atlantic Station eatery known for its farm-fresh, all-natural poultry and regional fare offers patrons the opportunity to buy Be The Match pin-up cards for $1 each to help those battling blood cancers. Sign the card, write a message of hope to a cancer patient or express remembrance for a loved one. Chick-a-Biddy will pin the cards up on a “wall of hope” for others to see, be inspired by and reflect on how they can help. Stop by Chick-a-Biddy for lunch and dinner daily as well as brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, manages the world’s largest and most diverse marrow registry, which aids the thousands of people diagnosed each year with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.