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CHATTAHOOCHE FOOD WORKS PRESENTS UNOFFICIAL SUMMER KICK-OFF ON SATURDAY, JUNE 5

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/21

Portion of proceeds to benefit
Meals on Wheels Atlanta & Giving Kitchen
Featuring Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern,
DJ Luis Toro, and
new food hall culinary additions
Chattahoochee Food Hall and iHeart Radio Atlanta have teamed up to present a fun-filled, daytime event on Saturday, June 5 from 11:00* am to 3:00 pm. The first Unofficial Summer Kick-Off for the newly opened food hall. Owned/Operated by Robert Montwaid, will feature partner Andrew Zimmern, Emmy- and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef along with iHeart DJ Luis Toro, and a few new food hall culinarians: Philly G Steaks, LoRusso’s Italian Market, and Smoked Pearl — all offering a taste of whats to come this summer.
Rain or shine, Andrew Zimmern will serve up 1,000 hot dogs with 100% of proceeds to benefit Giving Kitchen and Meals on Wheels Atlanta. Line up to get your dog and a smiling seflie with Andrew himself!
iHeart DJ Luis Toro will kick off the party live at 11am from the Chattahoochee Food Works patio.
*11:00 am Andrew Zimmern’s hot dogs on the patio at the Pomodoro Bella window available until they run out!

STAR GRAZING ALONG THE GREEWAY 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/20

Saturday, October 24

Peachtree Creek Greenway, Brookhaven, GA

Sit down to a top notch tasting menu brought to you by some of the very best restaurants and eateries in the Brookhaven area. Draft cocktails, wine and beer will be flowing from the taps of the Bubbles and Brews vintage beverage cart. Our family of participating restaurants will also be showcasing featured wines and specialty cocktails that are near and dear to them to keep you further hydrated. Coffee and espressos will be at the ready from Bean in the Burrough.

Local music will be front and center from flamenco guitar from the La Candela Company to roaming fiddle from Melody Duncan Music. Chalk artists will be whipping up some great walkway art and visit the intuitive painting station for your very own creation.

Our charitable partners for this one of a kind event are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Salvation Army who will be receiving a portion of the proceeds while the participating restaurants receive the rest!

A variety of fun ‘thank you’ gifts are included with the ticket price of $99. Tickets and more information here.

The Brookhaven Epicurean Society is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and worry-free outdoor gathering. COVID rules of the road apply.

CELEBRATE PUBLIC PARKS AT YOUR LAND ON TAP MAY 18

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/8/19

Daylong Outdoor Event at Waterworks Greenspace Features Food Trucks,
Pop-Up Beer Garden, Live Music, Games and More

Enjoy great food, outdoor games and a pop-up beer garden while supporting public greenspaces at Your Land on Tap. The free public event, which takes place on Saturday, May 18 at the new Waterworks Greenspace in West Midtown, benefits The Trust for Public Land and its #10MinWalk vision to ensure every American has access to a great park within a 10-minute walk.

“More than 135,000 people in Atlanta don’t enjoy access to a park within a 10-minute walk of their homes,” says The Trust for Public Land’s State Director George Dusenbury. “At Your Land on Tap, guests will experience the benefits of public greenspaces firsthand and get involved with our efforts to bring more parks to more people in Atlanta.”

Highlights of this daylong event include:

Food trucks by Redbird Events
A pop-up beer garden serving beer and wine from Ormsby’s
Lawn games
Hammocks
Frozen treats from King of Pops
Yoga
Live music

$1 from each refreshment sold benefits The Trust for Public Land.  Your Land on Tap takes place from 12-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Waterworks Greenspace, adjacent to the City of Atlanta Waterworks at 300 Reservoir Drive NW.

FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19

PONCE CITY MARKET TEAMS UP WITH MUSEUM OF DESIGN ATLANTA TO PRESENT FOOD BY DESIGN EVENT SERIES

Series Will Feature Talks with Leading Designers, Local Chefs & Farmers & Cover Food, Design, Urban Agriculture & More

Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is collaborating with Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) to present Food by Design, an upcoming series of events and panel discussions covering food, urban agriculture, design, culture and more.

Food by Design will be hosted at The Plaza, Ponce City Market’s BeltLine-adjacent, glass structure. The free events will be open to the public, and all except the Dinner by Design conversation will coincide with the Ponce City Farmers Market held weekly on Tuesdays. Following Food by Design events, attendees are invited to peruse the market’s selection of locally grown produce, products from artisanal food makers and tastes from guest chefs.

Kicking off on Tuesday, May 14, the ongoing series will include:

Food for Thought: Innovation in Urban Agriculture – Tuesday, May 14 at 6pm
Join MODA and Ponce City Market for a discussion on the innovations in urban agriculture currently underway in Atlanta. Food for Thought will explore these efforts through the lens of design and innovation in order to understand how individuals and organizations are prototyping, testing and making the food system healthier, sustainable and more equitable. Upon arrival, guests can enjoy light bites, popsicles from King of Pops and complimentary “The Ivey League” cocktails made by Likewise’s Beverage Director Ben Richardson, who will incorporate local honey from three newly installed beehives at Ponce City Market. Following, Food for Thought will feature a panel of urban agriculture innovators, including:

  • Mario Cambardella, the City of Atlanta’s first Urban Agriculture Director. During the event, he will talk about the innovative projects underway by the City of Atlanta.
  • John Gordon from Friends of English Avenue Urban Farm, an urban farm on English Avenue that offers 100 percent of its food proceeds to English Avenue residents through a food co-op.
  • Nuri Icgoren, Founder of Urban Sprouts Farm, a formerly foreclosed property that’s now a flourishing farm and becoming home to an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises.
  • Kim Karris, Executive Director of Food Well Alliance, the organization that co-founded the Food Innovation Network for entrepreneurs, educators and community organizers using food as a transformational tool in collaboration with the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • Abiodun Henderson, Founder of the Gangstas to Growers, a program focused on empowering formerly incarcerated and at-risk youth through agriculture, employment and entrepreneurship.

Please see here to register and learn more.

Dinner by Design: A Discussion About Restaurant Design – Saturday, June 1 at 2pm
Held in conjunction with Atlanta Design Festival, Ponce City Market and MODA are bringing together some of the city’s top restaurant designers for a rapid-fire discussion on June 1 at The Plaza at Ponce City Market. Moderated by Doug Henderson, Co-owner of Switch Modern, the event will feature panelists from some of Atlanta’s leading restaurant design firms, who will talk about the role of design in creating an environment that enables and enhances the dining experience. Panelists will include John Bencich of Square Feet Studio, Smith Hanes of Smith Hanes Studio, Dan Maas of ai3, Skylar Morgan of Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design and Tim Nichols of NO Architecture.

After the discussion, attendees will be invited to visit restaurants designed by panelists and housed within Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. Please see here to register and learn more.

Talk With Your Mouth Full: Poetry & Stories About Food – September 10 at 6pm
MODA and Ponce City Market are teaming up with Ryan J and Nate Mask, the award-winning, spoken-word artists who tour as “Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway,” to curate a food-focused poetry slam and storytelling session. The event will highlight Atlanta poets and storytellers, and feature an open-mic portion, inviting guests to share their stories about food. Nobody Likes Us, But We’re Here Anyway have performed in over 45 cities from coast to coast. In 2018, Ryan and Nate were members of the National Poetry Slam Group Piece Champion Art Amok Slam Team, and both are members of the Art Amok and Java Slam teams. Please see here to register and learn more.

Later this year, MODA and Ponce City Market will host a special Food by Design supper club, where guests can enjoy a seated dinner and discussion highlighting diversity and inclusion in Atlanta’s food scene. Additional details to be announced.

For more information about the upcoming Food by Design series, please visit www.museumofdesign.org.

FARMYARD CHOWDOWN FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/19

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Sunday, April 28th at 6 pm

Festival or feastival? You decide while you’re savoring the fabulous food at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ annual Farmyard Chowdown Festival on Sunday, April 28. Chef Derek Dollar is kicking the day up a solid notch or two with oysters, mussels, pickle fried chicken, BBQ and a low country seafood boil with crawfish, crab legs, shrimp and more. The team has added a generous dollop of family-friendly activities, such as cornhole, life-size Jenga and a photo booth to capture tasteful memories. There’s also live music and a caricature artist eager to send you home with a souvenir sure to keep you smiling.

As if the team hadn’t already raised the bar on service and sumptuousness, Raising the Bar will be on hand to offer local beer, seasonal cocktails and wine from Hitch Atlanta, its vintage Airstream mobile service bar.

Tickets for Farmyard Chowdown Festival are $40 per person; $20 for children 12 and under. Price does not include a small service fee, tax or drinks. Tickets are available for purchase online.

7TH ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK ALLEY KICKS-OFF MAY 9TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/19

Thursday, May 9th and every Thursday through October 10th (exception is July 4th)

Downtown Alpharetta, GA on Roswell St.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/foodtruckalley/

The 7th Annual Food Truck Alley returns to Downtown Alpharetta on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and continues every Thursday through October 10, 2019 with the exception of July 4, 2019. The event will feature five savory food trucks and two dessert options each week. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm with a live musical act taking the stage each week from 6pm-8pm. This is a family friendly event, with limited street seating available as well as picnic mats to borrow. It is recommended attendees bring a blanket or a chair, and leave pets at home for these events.

The new concept for the 7th season, Local Connection, will add several new features to this year’s event. Local’s Corner will feature two of Alpharetta’s signature restaurants at the event alongside the food trucks. Downtown Connection offers fans a different promotion weekly inside participating local businesses such as, Make Your Own Margaritas at Ceviche, The Art of Smoking Drinks presented by Mercantile Social, and BEER 101 classes at Truck & Tap. Other pop-up activities will take place throughout the season at All Fired Up, Exquisite Living, Fermented, Flatlands Bourbon & Bayou, The Pink Valise Boutique, and more!

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley will also highlight a different non-profit organization each week and host a social project that invites attendees to engage with their neighbors. Examples include a collaborative sticker mural with the Fulton County Library, a puppy photo booth with Canine Assistants, and a seed planting activity with the Alpharetta Community Agriculture Program.

LIVINGSTON RESTUARANT AND BAR KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWING PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Livingston Restaurant + Bar

Saturday, May 4th 3 pm

Odds are in your favor for a festive afternoon on Saturday, May 4 when Livingston Restaurant + Bar in The Georgia Terrace Hotel goes the distance for its 4th annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party. Along with watching the most exciting two minutes in sports, partygoers will sip on Derby-themed cocktails, enjoy passed appetizers, try their luck at raffles and contests, and rock to music from DJ Yvonne Monet.

Tickets are $25 per person and include one complimentary drink and a selection of appetizers. Purchase tickets online here before April 14 for two-for-one admission. Event proceeds benefit the Sotherly Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sotherly Hotels, dedicated to assisting America’s wounded veterans.

Race day brings a Triple Crown of specialty cocktails for $12 each.

Mint Julep – Four Roses bourbon, Angostura bitters, house mint syrup and mint sprig garnish
Caballito – Herradura Silver tequila, Cocchi Americano aperitivo, grapefruit, cucumber and lime
Run Pony, Run! – Chattanooga 1816 whiskey, Aperol, Jack Rudy bitters and lemon