Saturday, October 15, 2016
Perhaps you’ve dined on pasta al fresco but have you drummed up your own durum delights in the great outdoors? Leave it to Bellina Alimentari to carpe diem a fall evening by leading a BeltLine Pasta Making class at The Shed at Ponce City Market from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17. Don’t wait for the pasta water to boil; snag complimentary tickets before they run out.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Catch Drift, Seed and The Big Ketch at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s 5th Annual Harvest on the Hooch on October 16
Wise owls are hooting about the fifth annual Harvest on the Hooch fest at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 16. Pounce on this opportunity for the whole family to spend an afternoon outdoors enjoying autumn’s splendor along with samplings from top local chefs, wineries and craft breweries, live bluegrass music, corn hole, hula hoops, scavenger hunts and other garden games. Be sure to join in a complimentary tour of the CNC between bites of tasty specialties from Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, Seed Kitchen & Bar and The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill – Canton Street. Harvest on the Hooch highlights the vital connections between garden and plate while raising funds for the CNC’s Unity Garden, which supplies more than four tons of fresh produce annually for North Fulton Community Charities. This rain-or-shine event inevitably sells out. Snatch your tickets now: $45 adult; $15 child over 10; no admission charge for children under 10. VIP options available on ticket purchase page.
Sublime Doughnuts’ Cloud Coffee uplifts when that morning sluggishness or afternoon sinking spell threatens to slow you down. Foamed milk has milk-stache potential unless licking upper lips to catch every drop of these coffees in “Cloud” flavors of vanilla, caramel, chocolate and salted butter or served Bangkok-style with sweetened condensed milk and foamed milk or in a Swizzle cloud with a little bit of everything. Choose your temperature – Cloud Coffees can be enjoyed hot or iced.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Raise hands and shout for joy! Eddie’s Attic is hosting a Gospel Brunch on Sunday, October 16, and Revival is fixing the victuals. Sway to the sounds of Wolf Pack ATL, featuring Kebbi Williams of Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Harold Holloway & Company, direct from The Gospel Tent in NOLA. Give thanks for the jazz-influenced tunes, which also are inspiring the brunch buffet selections Revival executive chef Andreas Müller and crew are preparing. The bountiful buffet boasts wild mushroom and smoky greens breakfast casserole; ham, roasted onion and cheddar cheese strata; breakfast sausage links and crispy bacon; buttermilk biscuits with gravy; fruit salad with boiled dressing; corned beef hash; fried catfish bites (people’s choice from last brunch); breakfast potatoes; and French toast casserole. Buffet is priced at $24 per person and includes coffee, soda and tea (tax and gratuity not included). Doors open and buffet begins at noon; music starts at 1 p.m. General admission tickets for the show are $20 each or purchase table seats in multiples of four for $20 per seat (tables filled day of show on first-come, first-served basis).
The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill on Canton Street in Roswell is passing the one-year buoy marker and celebrating its first anniversary with waves of fun, food and drink specials on Sunday, October 16 from 2-8 p.m. A special $1 menu features oysters and other tasty bites to munch on while enjoying live music and lawn games. Choose your toasting beverage: $5 mojitos, $5 margaritas, $8 Tiki cocktails or $3 local canned beer. Be sure to enter the raffle for a $250 The Big Ketch gift card. Perhaps your ship will come in and you’ll win!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Stuffing? Thanks, but we’re going to Save Room for Dessert during National Dessert Month. The larder is full of desserts -- boozy, sweet, baked, frozen, moussed and mixed from homemade brownie mix. Pumpkin pecan cobbler satiates the gobblers, Italian lemon olive oil cake with berries draws out the oohs and aahs, and pies are everyone’s pals -- peach hand pies, peanut butter pie, individual frozen Key lime pies...do apple pie fries count? Three-ingredient Nutella mousse is your easy breezy go-to, and no-bake mint chocolate lasagna, well, that’s in a category all its own.
This little piggie went to market, where he was promptly smoked and pulled for the $25-a-plate Freedom Farmers Market Pig Pickin fundraiser on Saturday, October 15. Pine Street Market’s Rusty Bowers wrestles the pig meat. Ormsby’s chef Nick Anderson handles the veggie sides spilling over into the pulled pork on big ol’ plates. Buy tickets online or on site for the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. family friendly event.
American Cut, Smokebelly BBQ and The Southern Gentleman Burgermaster Their Way into Atlanta Magazine’s Best Burger Battle October 15
Infiniti and Atlanta magazine join forces to back their first Best Burger Battle, a showdown of almost two dozen of the best local burger joints, bourbon, blues and brews in the ATL. American Cut, Smokebelly BBQ and The Southern Gentleman are practicing their patties and flips for the action heating up The Shops Buckhead Atlanta on Saturday, October 15 from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, inclusive of unlimited tastes, beer and bourbon. Cast votes for the People’s Choice Best Burger and see if the Atlanta magazine judges panel chooses the same as Best Burger Battle 2016 victor. Buy tickets online for this epic burger-rama. Open to ages 21 and over.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ever Been to a 150th Anniversary Bash? Carpe Diem: White Oak Pastures 150th Anniversary Celebration is October 15
After 150 years of family farming, there’s no way to keep the anniversary party cooped up. On Saturday, October 15,White Oak Pastures is taking its 150th Anniversary Celebration off the farm and into Bluffton to coincide with the grand opening of the White Oak Pastures General Store at 101 Church Street. When you’re hungry, buy lunch, supper or chef Reid’s surprise 150th anniversary burger at the White Oak Pastures food truck and chase it down with wine or beer from the cash bar. Cap the day dancing to live music by the Bo Henry Band, an Albany, Georgia favorite. And that Southern Foodways Symposium we mentioned? Well, you can’t be in Oxford, Mississippi and Bluffton, Georgia at the same time, but you can watch the symposium on live stream in Bluffton. Free admission to all of these events. Farm cabins are available for overnight lodging or guests can opt to sleep under the stars and camp in a nearby field. More details on our blog, plus information on Sunday’s farm brunchin the White Oak Pastures Pavilion.
What are the odds the Lincoln-Douglas Biscuit-Cornbread Debate at the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium (SFA) will have pollsters tallying and he-said, she-said sound “bites” flying across the airwaves? Could happen when Alabama biscuit roller Jennifer V. Cole and chef Kevin Gillespie, a Georgia skillet licker, exchange heated perspectives in the grand tradition of SFA debates over Pie vs. Cake and Traditional vs. Competition Barbecue. Batters up and butter pats at the ready for the debate at the SFA in Oxford, Mississippi, 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Surely those biscuits are flaky and tender, but Gunshow/Revival Gillespie’s cornbread is backed by grandma.
Monday, October 10, 2016
There’s always room for One More Dish on the table…especially when there’s more than one chef in the kitchen. Follow the foodies as they traipse their taste buds and cameras through the kitchens and eateries of NYC and beyond.