Saturday, April 23, 2016

Yee Haw! Milton’s Farmyard Chowdown Season Begins April 24

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in historic Crabapple is opening Milton’s Acre for the first Farmyard Chowdown of the official 2016 Chowdown season on Sunday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m. Feast on oysters, fried chicken, a low country seafood boil and more in Milton’s backyard garden. Live music and lawn games entertain everyone from wee chicks to strong farmhands. In other words, all ages are welcome. Buy ticketsonline, $40 per person (plus small service fee; tax, alcohol not included). Chowhounds, mark those calendars for the rest of the Chowdown season: June 5, July 24, August 7, September 11 and October 2.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Revival Chefs Müller and Granger Jump into Atlanta and Jekyll Island Events April 23-24

Looks like Revival executive chef Andreas Müller and executive sous chef Rémi Granger are caving to spring fever. Join the gents as they sneak out of their own Decatur kitchen to stir up wildlife on Jekyll Island, pop into a DeKalb kitchen tour and pair bites and brews for the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Decatur. Revival-ist road trip!

Müller smokes ‘em, along with some of the South’s leading chefs, during 
Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife  (W3), 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Jekyll Island Beach Village Green. Müller will participate in “Smokin’ Hot South” at 2:30 p.m. on the Atlanta Magazine stage and in “Wings, Q & Brews Alley” presented by Springer Mountain Farms and Blue Point Brewing Company. Beverages, tastings, demos, discussions, live musical entertainment, talks by Jekyll Island wildlife experts and a silent auction are a smattering of event activities. Purchase W3 main event tickets online, $65-$125 per person.

While Müller basks at the beach on Saturday afternoon, Granger will man the kitchen – one of the three exquisite kitchens on display along the April 23 
Junior League of DeKalb Tour of Kitchens, going on from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Buytickets online for tour day will-call pick up or buy at a tour home on April 23. General admission is $15; VIP admission is $25 and includes six beer or wine tastings at the Mary Gay House at tour’s end.

Müller hurries back from Jekyll to help raise funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank at the eighth annual 
Feed the Food Bank on Sunday, April 24. Decatur’s top breweries and local chefs partner to create beer and food pairings at the 1-4 p.m. event filling Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards. Guests will put that commemorative beer glass to good use as they eat, drink, shuffle to the Dusty Roads Band and shop the silent auction. Tickets are $45 each in advance or $50 at the door.

Sample Favorites from Seed Kitchen & Bar and High Road Ice Cream at Taste of Marietta April 24

Those looking for a “square” meal this weekend should make a beeline to the Historic Marietta Square for a Taste of Marietta on Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Seed Kitchen & Bar and High Road Craft Ice Cream will both host tasting booths among the mouthwatering showcase of
Cobb County restaurants and caterers. There’s no admission charge to enjoy the food fest’s culinary demonstrations, entertainment, sunset concert and Kids Alley fun and games or to browse the unique shops open around the square. When hunger strikes, expect to pay $1-$5 for samples at restaurant booths and purchase drinks at concession stands. One more thing, please don’t bring Rover over to this dog-gone delicious, people-only event.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

5Church Atlanta Holds Hiring Fair at Colony Square April 24

Opening in May, 5Church Atlanta is looking for restaurant lovers to join its team. The Midtown restaurant at the intersection of 14th and Peachtree streets is holding a hiring fair for all positions, including management, April 25 - 29 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Interested? See you at the fair – in the Colony Square food court adjacent to the restaurant. 

Sow, What? Buy Certified Organic Seedlings at The Veggie Patch Sale April 23

Whether you intend to “farm” a raised bed, patio container, straw bale or tilled plot in the yard, our local frost date has passed – let the planting begin! First, choose your certified organic seedlings at The Veggie Patch sale on Saturday, April 23. All are priced at $3 a pot or a flat of 10 for $28. Located right off I-85 in Commerce, Georgia, The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms is only a few bunny hops up the road from Atlanta, Athens and Gainesville. Don those overalls and dig this list of available seedlings:

●      Tomatoes (heirloom, cherry and hybrid slicers)
●      Cucumbers
●      Eggplant
●      Squash/zucchini
●      Sweet corn
●      Chinese cabbages
●      Swiss chard
●      Greens
●      Kale
●      Broccoli
●      Lettuces
●      Peas/beans
●      Watermelon
●      Okra
●      Herbs
●      Peppers (hot and sweet)
●      Leeks
●      Onions
●      Flowers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Buy Tickets Starting April 22 for May 22-23 “Hired Guns” Dinner Featuring Nashville Chef Brian Baxter

Gunshow’s 2016 “Hired Guns” series has already hit the mark with two award-winning guest chefs, and more chefs are coming into view. Chef Brian Baxter will shoot over fromHusk in Nashville to command the Glenwood Park restaurant’s kitchen on Sunday and Monday, May 22 and 23. Poise that trigger finger because a limited number of tickets for the sought-after dinners will go on sale via Xorbia on Friday, April 22 at 8 a.m.  The cost is $95 per person (not including drinks, tax and gratuity). Chef Kevin Gillespie, along with executive chef Joey Ward and Gunshow's “kitchen dudes,” will join Baxter in the kitchen both nights. The three chefs share a passion for the South’s local and ingredient-driven cuisine. In fact, foraging in Tennessee is one of the Nashville chef’s hobbies, about as local as one can get. Baxter’s culinary heritage taps into a boyhood love of cooking, baking and gardening (thanks, Mom) that was furthered at The Culinary Institute of America and adds a mastery of low country cuisine at McCrady’s in Charleston, South Carolina, before being called to open Husk. Jump on tickets to Baxter’s dates and mark calendars for other upcoming “Hired Guns” events:
  • June 12-13: Kenny Gilbert of Gilbert's Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach, Florida (Tickets on sale May 12 at 8 a.m.)
  • September 11-12: Brooke Williamson of Hudson Housein Redondo Beach, California (Tickets on sale August 11 at 8 a.m.)
  • October 23-34: Vivian Howard of Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina (Tickets on sale September 16 at 8 a.m.)
For more information, visit or call 404-380-1886.

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar Comedy Session Pours Libations and Laughter April 21

Grin and beer it, nurse a classic cocktail or sip a glass of wine — just be sure not to chortle through the nose when laughing uncontrollably at the fourth installment of Blind Pig Comedy Sessions at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar on Thursday, April 21. The Buckhead speakeasy prides itself on cracking up audiences with Atlanta’s best comics. This month, headliner Mia Jackson from "Last Comic Standing" is joined by funny guys Chris Marler, Wellington Juku, Nick Alexander and host Neal Reddy. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. show. Due to the intimate setting, a limited number of tickets are available so act fast and buy a $12 ticket online while you can. The Blind Pig is located behind Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Go Crackers for Many Fold Farm Cheese and Orange Wine Class April 20

White wine and orange cheese tasting? Flip that to Italian orange wines, creamy American artisanal cheeses and culturing knowledge as award-winning cheesemaker Rebecca Williams pulls back the rind on the world of cheese crafting, all at Bellina Alimentari on Wednesday, April 20. Williams, of Many Fold Farm in West Georgia, will lead the 6:30-7:30 p.m. class where “students” taste some of the best artisanal cheeses produced in the USA accompanied by Italy’s unique orange wines. Buy tickets online; $28 per person (plus tax) or call 404-330-9933. Read more about Culinary Club classes at Bellina Alimentari in Midtown’s Ponce City Market.

Forecasting a Perfect Weekend for Communion – Now Open at Revival in Decatur

The outlook is sunny for Friday, Saturday and Sunday socializing at Communion, the newly opened backyard scene at Revival, chef Kevin Gillespie’s delightful dining homestead in Decatur. Communion grows its own unique style of garden party where guests stretch computer-weary wrists by pitching cornhole and horseshoes and purchase $5 tokens to swap for drinks and executive chef Andreas Müller's German beer garden-style snacks — served from a food truck. Communion playtime begins at 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, weather permitting. Find out what’s happening on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Monday, April 18, 2016

What’s New on Pinterest

April Showers and Edible Flowers grow a veritable Monet’s Garden of incredible, edible gardens. Eye-catching tall stick floral ice cubes and flower cocktail toppers give drinks reason to blossom. Petals push pretty little cast-iron skillet pizza, springtime zucchini tart, cherry tomato and mozzarella ball salad and mushroom, ricotta and goat cheese ravioli to prize bloom status. Pick a dessert from shortbread cookies with pressed flowers, Earl Grey panna cotta tarts with dried flowers, a blueberry lemon vegan cheesecake and other gourmet garden varieties. Goes to show, bloom where you’re planted, even if it’s in the kitchen.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Buford Highway boasts an astounding array of businesses, cultures, cuisines – and followers. We Love BuHi covers the food, the stories and the street. Share finds through BuHi newbies (and veteran fans) can explore Doraville’s mother road on the April 27 Ride & Dine: BuHi Bus Crawl. Park here for more information and tickets.