Friday, April 24, 2015

Crawfish for Cancer uses art to spread the word

Posted By on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:28 PM

  • Dylan York

New York is known for a lot of things: bagels, Rockefeller Center, the Yankees, and even its newest transplant, Taylor Swift. As multifaceted as the Big Apple is, however, there are some time-honored Southern customs that fade away across the Mason-Dixon Line. That’s why, when Georgia native Daniel Gura and four of his college buddies decided that they would bestow part of their knowledge — and philanthropic motives — on the Northeast with the first annual Crawfish for Cancer (CFC), it was met with open arms.

Since its launch in 2008, the charity has seen exponential growth, expanding the event to five other cities: Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Atlanta; Boston, and Charleston, S.C. Last year alone the organization raised $90,000 for its charity of choice, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Whether by causation or correlation, these record numbers were attained in the same year that demand for attendance reached new heights — at one point tickets were even being scalped online. Clearly, the novelty of Southern culture (and seafood) is profitable up north.

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Atlanta food events: April 24-26

Posted By on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

  • Rachel Hortman

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Aria Through April 26 Buckhead Restaurant Week Celebrate Buckhead Restaurant Week with 39 different restaurants. Some of the places include Aria, Atlanta Fish Market, Bantam + Biddy, The Big Ketch, Bistro Niko, Bricktop’s, Buckhead Diner, Buckhead Tavern, The Capital Grille, Cook Hall, and more. Guests are encouraged to make reservations through the restaurant they want to attend. Details

Coast Seafood and Raw Bar
Through April 26, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Oyster FestOyster Fest will offer oyster specials in 12 different Atlanta restaurants. The oyster event will end at Coast Seafood and Raw Bar for an all day celebration. The day will include executive chef Quentin Donnaud’s roasted oysters, live music, cornhole games and other festivities, and food items like hot dogs, hamburgers and an ice cream sundae bar. Details

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cherry Street planning bottles and cans, more sours and barrel aging

Posted By on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Cherry Street Brewings Nick Tanner
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  • Cherry Street Brewing's Nick Tanner

On Tuesday, Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative founder Nick Tanner did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with Atlanta beer subreddit, ATLbeer. Amidst questions about Tenacious D and “Clubber Lang crush-mode Rocky,” Tanner revealed a number of newsy tidbits about his quickly expanding Cumming brewpub that recently turned two years old.

Here’s the rundown:

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Ann Price of Ann's Snack Bar passes away

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Ms. Ann
  • Courtesy Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
  • Ms. Ann

Annie Bell Price, known to many of us as "Ms. Ann," proprietor of the renowned Memorial Drive burger dive Ann's Snack Bar, has died at age 72. Price was an Atlanta icon, her Snack Bar, an institution. Taking a place at Ms. Ann’s counter had become a rite of passage for both local and visiting food enthusiasts alike. Obeying her legendary etiquette rules, such as no leaning on the counter or cursing, were a small price to pay for a taste of Price’s famed chili bacon double cheeseburger, the Ghetto Burger, which gained national recognition when the Wall Street Journal named it one of the Best Burgers in America in 2007. Price's strict dining rules, which she rarely failed to enforce, meant everyone was treated the same at Ann’s; they created a unique camaraderie among the diverse diners who queued up in the joint’s slow-moving line day after day.

There’s no word yet on what the future holds for Ann's Snack Bar now that Price has passed, but we will update with details as they become available. If you would like to pay your respects, you can visit the tribute page set up by her family.


Atlanta food events: April 20-26

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 9:27 AM

  • Rachel Hortman

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Coast Seafood and Raw Bar April 20-26, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Oyster Fest Oyster Fest will offer oyster specials in 12 different Atlanta restaurants. The oyster event will end at Coast Seafood and Raw Bar for an all day celebration. The day will include executive chef Quentin Donnaud’s roasted oysters, live music, cornhole games and other festivities, and food items like hot dogs, hamburgers and an ice cream sundae bar. Details


Cibo e Beve Wed., April 22, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Administrative Professionals' Day
To celebrate the important role of administrative professionals, Cibo e Beve will offer each table a complimentary appetizer with an entree purchase during lunch hours. Reserve a table by calling the restaurant. Details

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Quick Bites: Little Bacch, Rosa’s Tex-Mex Revival, and more

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. to open Inman Quarter location

Joe Schafer, formerly executive chef at King and Duke and most recently of Abattoir, which shuttered in March, will return to Westside Provisions to helm Anne Quatrano’s Little Bacch, slated to take over the former site of Quinones at 1198 Howell Mill Road. Diners can look forward to high-end Continental cuisine served a la carte when the eatery opens early this summer. Details as they arise.

Mother is inviting another pop-up concept into its popular kitchen. Booze Pig and Co. comes from former Holeman and Finch Public House sous chef Robert Velazquez and former Restaurant Eugene assistant sommelier Brian Bates, who cover the food and drink, respectively. Look for items like curried pork belly, gruyere poutine, and pretzel milk panna cotta, with paired wines to complement.

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Atlanta food events, April 17-19

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:09 PM

  • Rachel Hortman

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Seven Lamps Fri., April 17, 3-4 p.m Cooking Class with Chef Drew Van Leuvan Join chef Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps for a culinary learning, kid-friendly experience. The interactive cooking classes will teach the basics around the kitchen. Upcoming classes will cover pizza, cupcakes and cookies, and spaghetti and meatballs. Details

Centennial Olympic Park
Fri., April 17, 3:30-11 p.m., Sat., April 18, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., April 19, 12-11 p.m. Sweetwater 420 Fest Sip on some of Sweetwaters beers and enjoy a three-day music festival with a variety of artists. Some of the performances include Snoop Dog, Cold War Kids, Slightly Stoopid, and much more. A 5K is also available to sign up for on Saturday before the music begins. Details

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Hawks open beer stand featuring 7 Atlanta breweries

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:01 AM

  • Courtesy Atlanta Hawks

In late March, the Atlanta Hawks — who are heading to the playoffs for the NBA-Eastern-Conference-record eighth time in a row, OH HELL YES GO TEAM! — unveiled the Atlanta Brews craft beer stand in the "Hawk Walk" section of Philips Arena outside Portal 5. What this means for you, if you're at least 21 and enjoy drinking local beer at sporting events, is the availability of seven Georgia breweries just steps away from that Hawks hardwood. Do we call it "hardwood," even? Listen, folks, I write about beer, not sports. Let's just forget this ever happened and move along, OK?

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Navigating farmers markets with Steven Satterfield's 'Root to Leaf'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 1:06 PM

Root to Leaf Radish Sandwich

I'm one of those fanatics who counts down the days to spring's first farmers markets, eagerly awaiting the ramps and the radishes and the weekly chance to check in on farmers and cheesemakers and foragers alike. This year, I had April 11 circled on my virtual calendar - the first day for the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. When I heard about the new book from Miller Union chef, Steven Satterfield, I knew I had to grab a copy before opening day. I had a feeling the book, Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons, would make a perfect companion for that trip. What I didn't know was how much of a kindred spirit Satterfield would prove to be. In the very first paragraph he writes:

One hour. 23 minutes. 12 seconds. I glanced at the countdown clock on the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market website. It was ticking down to the late-afternoon season opening and I made a point to arrive right on time, knowing it would be swarmed. It was the first warm day of spring and the market was teeming with energy.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Oddbird pop-up this Wednesday at West Egg

Posted By on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 9:01 AM

  • Illustratoin by Season: A Design Co.

Why did the chicken cross the road? West Egg Cafe, the eatery usually filled with brunchers and lunchers, will take on a new identity a few nights a week starting Wed., April 15. The new chicken-centric Oddbird pop-up will take over the Westside eatery Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Oddbird's menu consists of fried chicken biscuits, chicken sandwiches, and chicken and waffles. Springer Mountain Farms chicken will be brined and coated in cornmeal breading and spiced regular, hot, and "too hot." (Keep an eye out for the the hot chicken and waffle dish with rosemary infused syrup.)

Pastry chef Rachel Regnier calls the biscuits "butter lard biscuits," but for those who do not dig swine, a butter-only option is available. Buns for the sandwiches will be baked daily at sister restaurant the General Muir. Sides include hush puppies, mac and cheese, cole slaw, and country ham collard greens. Veggie lovers do not despair, the menu includes a salad, "eat like a bird." The dessert menu is all pie. Yay pie!

A variety of draft, bottled, and canned beers including lots of local choices will be served. There will also be mixed drinks and bottled cocktails.

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