Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Get Down to Nitty Gritty Good Eats at Grits Fest at The Cottage School Nov. 12
Grits are the tie that binds the culinary and agricultural worlds of chefs and farmers at the Saturday, Nov. 12 Grits Fest 2016 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Cottage School in Roswell. Locally grown and ground grits, greens and other produce provide creative fodder for grits-based sides, mains, breakfast dishes and desserts when chefs Derek Dollar from Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Canton Street, John Flagella of Seed Kitchen & Bar, Boyd Rose from Secreto Kitchen & Bar and others get corny in the kitchen, so to speak. Plunk down $10 for a wristband to taste all of the entries, vote your opinion for the “People’s Choice Awards” for greatest grits and see how that stacks up against the judges’ “Best in Fest” opinions. Go with the grain to learn more about the true grits culture from growing to grinding to eating, shop the Roswell and Sweet Apple Farmers & Artisans Markets, enjoy live music by Craig Gleason and imbibe local beer from Jekyll Brewing in collaboration with Peach & The Porkchop. Proceeds benefit The Cottage School’s new high school technical skills Culinary Program. Buy tickets here. “Carload” tickets also are available for up to three adults/six passes ($25). For more information, contact:Christy@sweetapplefarmersmarket.com.