"Bon Rappetite is the world’s first hip hop restaurant. Featuring a delicious menu that caters to the ballers,” is how BonRappetite.com explains the Atlanta dining concept.
Good idea, eh?
Much to the disappointment of foodies and hip-hop moguls alike, Bon Rappetite isn’t really a restaurant.
It’s a joke.
The news is that the site's owners have published a cookbook featuring the imaginary cuisine of Bon Rappetite. Find it on Amazon.
After dinner at Hae Woon Dae last week, I walked a few doors down to La Fogata. I'm sure you can fill in the blanks. I think that I'd be quite reluctant to dine here. How exactly do they enforce this? Are you frisked at the door?
Speaking of addictions: I pigged-out on three flavors of Morelli's ice cream last week: lemon-ricotta, ginger-Guinness, and coffee-caramel crunch. They were all the usual perfection. However, I miss my ginger-lavender.
Think you can top Moe’s salsa bar with your homemade recipe? Moe’s Southwest Grill is giving its Facebook fans the opportunity to create and submit their own unique salsa recipe during its Raise the Salsa Bar contest. Through June 29, fans can go to Moe’s Facebook page and submit their recipe. If selected it could be featured in Moe's restaurants all over the country.
Moe’s executive chef and fellow judges will choose a group of 10 semifinalists based on their salsa recipes’ “ingredient selection, originality, and feasibility.”
The top three salsas will be selected by a popular vote on Facebook. From there, the Moe’s judges will prepare the salsas and conduct a taste test. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize and have their salsa featured for a limited time in the Moe’s salsa bars nationwide.
DBA Barbecue Mon., May 28, 11:30 a.m.- midnight DBA's Week-Long Birthday Bash DBA Barbecue kicks off their weeklong birthday celebration with a Memorial Day edition of Manly Monday. $1 PBR drafts, smoked turkey legs, beef ribs, and bacon-wrapped fried hot dogs available all day. Details
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party Mon., May 28, 6:30 p.m. The Learning Tea Dinner The Learning Tea will be hosting their monthly Indian dinner to support their scholarship program for disadvantaged young women in Darjeeling, India. Details
Coan Park Mon., May 28, 2 p.m. HAMZ n' JAMZ Nothing says Memorial Day like some good old-fashioned barbecue. Join P'cheen and Bone Lick BBQ as they host HAMZ n JAMZ at Coan Park in the Kirkwood neighborhood. Details
Cypress Pint and Plate Tues., May 29, 7 p.m. Welcome Summer Fest It's here people: Summer time! Cypress Street Pint and Plate will be welcoming the season with a patio party featuring the beer of the night, Sierra Nevada Summerfest. Details
On the other hand, all of the debate surrounding our food system has inspired plenty of folks to demand change. Many farmers have set out to revise their practices, often opting for smarter, safer, and cruelty-free ways of doing things. These are the images we don't see enough of.
Even though we don't see it all that often (suffering cows must get more page views than happy ones), change is happening. It's out there. If it wasn't, people like veterinarian Sara Gilbertson would be out of a job. In addition to being a vet, Gilbertson is also an animal chiropractor who adjusts the spines of horses, dogs, cats, and cattle.
Recently, Gilbert was called to a farm in Chilton, Wis. to treat a 7-year-old cow named Lucky. A highly productive dairy cow when healthy, Lucky had apparently developed a pain in her right rear leg, and began walking with a limp. Instead of prescribing pain pills, Gilbertson gave Lucky a chiropractic adjustment, massaging and squeezing the cow's spine from head to tail. After the procedure, the cow reclined calmly, obviously comfortable and relaxed.
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Here's an updated calendar of where you can find a spot to grab some street food from your favorite food trucks. For more details and daily updates, visit the Atlanta Street Food Coalition website.
Daily: Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market 11-4 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.
Tuesday: Food Truck Tuesday at Galleria Gardens at Galleria Office Park 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday: Bettie's VA Highland Food Truck Wednesdays at 841 N. Highland Ave., 6-9 p.m.
Thursday: Street Food Thursdays at 12 and Midtown 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Know of another food truck spot? Let us know in the comments!
Last week, we regretfully informed you of the passing of local restaurateur Warren Bruno. The owner of Atkins Park and Ormsby's succumbed to an eight-year battle with lymphoma. To honor his memory and support for the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Teams in Training organization, Fox Bros. BBQ, Big Tex Cantina Decatur and Smith's Olde Bar will donate 20 percent of their sales to the Teams in Training organization on Wed., May 30.
The organization is comprised of groups that train for full and half-marathons, triathlons, and cycling events in order to raise money for the LLS.
Market Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m. Live! On Peachtree The Living Room at W Atlanta Buckhead introduces live music from Smokey's Farmland Band. Get your weekend started with live music, cocktail specials, and Market menu bites by Jean-Georges. Details
Aqua blue Sat., May 26, 4 p.m. Fourth Annual Patio Kick-Off Party Guests can enjoy the $10 buffet, drink specials all night, a limbo contest, and reggae music by artist Issac Epps from 7-10 p.m. Details
Curry Cravings Sat., May 26, 6 p.m. The Great North: Cuisine of Jammu and Kashmir Explore unique dishes with Curry Cravings as they bring you the first installment in their summer taste series. This Saturday, Curry Craving's menu will include dishes and cuisine from the regions of Jammu and Kashmir. Details
Park Tavern Sun., May 27, 2-11 p.m. 5th Annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ Fest (3B Fest) Nothing marks the beginning of summer like beer, barbecue, and live music. Join Park Tavern under their air-conditioned tent this Sunday for some live blues, classic Southern barbecue, and cool beers. Details
Fig Jam Kitchen and Bar Sun., May 27, 4 p.m. Oyster Night Come hungry to Fig Jam Kitchen and Bar because they are offering up some serious portions of fresh oysters. Wash down the weekend and your oysters with some of Fig Jam's signature Desert Rose and Moonshine Sour cocktails. Details
The circumstances here appear to be the accommodation of Shaun Doty's new chicken spot at Ansley Mall. Think Yeah! Burger clucking instead of mooing.
Work hasn't begun on the space apparently because of more circumstances: Doty needs the adjoining space. That's occupied by Scents and Suds, which has been there 20 years. The landlord has insisted they move to the next space down. Work on that began a couple of weeks ago, but it looks like slow going.
By the way, Doty told Wyatt Williams (see link above) that he has no plans to open another finer, chef-driven spot. That is a true loss, but understandable in an economy that has starved the restaurant scene.
UPDATE: Tomorrow's News Today reports Doty's withdrawal from Yeah! Burger and the name of his new chicken shop:
According to multiple well places sources, Shaun Doty, co-founder and chef at YEAH! Burger has sold his stake in the business to co-founder Erik Maier. YEAH! Burger's first location opened on the westside in the summer of 2010 and was soon followed by a second location in Virginia-Highland in the fall. Shaun closed his namesake eatery Shaun's in Inman Park in late 2010 to focus on YEAH! Burger. Later this year Shaun will open a new concept, Bantam & Biddy which he describes as a fast casual chicken concept that will be "rotisserie chicken with a lot of sides. It will basically be kind of like a [traditional southern] meat-and-three kind of experience."
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