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ATLANTA MAGAZINE’S DINES: A TASTE OF THE CITY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/7/19

Mason Fine Art

Thursday, August 22nd

GET 15% OFF YOUR TICKET WITH PROMO CODE: DINESPARTNER

Atlanta magazine’s editorial team takes a fresh look at the metro area’s culinary scene. Which favorite restaurants are still at the top of their games? And which newcomers deserve recognition? Our critics assemble Atlanta’s most authoritative list of the top dining spots, from fine restaurants to food stalls.

Atlanta magazine brings that mouthwatering content to life by hosting the hottest all-inclusive ticket in town—DINES: A Taste of the City’s Best Restaurants, showcasing dozens of dining spots that were featured throughout the year. In addition to a vast food selection from the participating restaurants, guests will enjoy complimentary handcrafted cocktails, live music, and event activations throughout the evening! Sneak peek of restaurants include Tiny Lou, Atlas, The White Bull, Nina & Rafi, Das BBQ, Rising Son, Sublime Doughnuts. Benefits The Giving Kitchen.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

THE VEGGIE CONNECTION EVENT ATLANTA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/28/19

Smyrna Community Center

Saturday, August 31st at 10 am

Smyrna, GA – August, 31st  2019 – Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious, The Veggie Connection Event is the place to be on August, 31st  from 10am-5pm. Georgians and visitors are expected to attend this veggie celebration of the best of everything plant based in and around the Atlanta, GA and surrounding cities.

This family-friendly event brings vendors from all over Georgia and surrounding cities with plant based specialty foods, eco-friendly products, cruelty-free fashion, newly published books, inspirational art pieces and more.

During this day-long celebration, vendors, partners, and sponsors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help attendees discover why eating a plant-based diet and choosing vegetarian/vegan foods is one of the best ways to help protect our health, the planet, and animals.

The Veggie Connection a “Plant Based Network Event” takes place at the Smyrna Community Center in Smyrna, GA. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

Purchase delicious plant based food.
Learn from chefs hosting cooking demos.
Hear from a vast array of speakers.
Dance and see artist perform.

For more information on the event, please email us at theveggieconnection@outlook.com, or visit us at www.theveggieconnection.com

MELTY FEST ATLANTA 2019: A CELEBRATION OF PIMENTO CHEESE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/22/19

Thursday, August 22nd @ 6 pm

Sweet Auburn BBQ

Sweet Auburn Barbecue, the Atlanta barbecue spot from dynamic brother-and-sister duo Howard and Anita Hsu, is teaming up with Tillamook, Oregon’s favorite dairy co-op, for Tillamook Presents: A Celebration of Pimento Cheese on Thursday, August 22! On a mission to share their award-winning products with food lovers from coast to coast, Tillamook embarked on the first-ever Melty Fest Tour featuring a series of curated regional events in cities across America earlier this year.

To celebrate Atlanta and the culinary greatness of the American Southeast, Tillamook and Sweet Auburn Barbecue have invited a roster of Atlanta’s most talented chefs to showcase and celebrate Southern staple pimento cheese in just about every way imaginable—from the Hsu family’s famed pimento cheese wonton that blends their Malaysian-Chinese roots with their southern upbringing, to the pimento cheese creations of Atlanta’s top chefs. Participants include:

Ford Fry (King & Duke)
Suzanne Vizethann (Buttermilk Kitchen)
Joey Ward & Spencer Gomez (Southern Belle)
Howard & Anita Hsu (Sweet Auburn Barbecue)
Ron Hsu (Lazy Betty)
Guest Bartender: Miles MacQuarrie (Kimball House and Watchman’s)

Tickets can be purchased here for $25 and include pimento cheese-inspired bites from all chefs; barbecue and sides from Sweet Auburn Barbecue; delicious Tillamook ice cream; three drink tickets for beer, wine and specialty cocktails from Miles; and a live performance by Ruby Velle & Trio. All proceeds will be donated to the Betty Hsu Cancer Fund and the Get Comfortable Fund from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

PeachFest Atlanta 2019

Date: Sunday, July 21st

Time: 4 pm

About: Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America, the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-tickets-58809813736

PEACHFEST 2019 RETURNS THIS SUNDAY IN A NEW LOCATION!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/19

PEACHFEST RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IN NEW LOCATION AT PEACHTREE CENTER

Last year’s sold-out event generated more than $37K for small farmers and a peach full of bellies to celebrate responsible agriculture

Sunday, July 21st: 3 pm to 7 pm 

Website: https://www.peachfest.org/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-secret-peach-society-pop-up-dinner-series-at-tickets-58809813736

Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

“We’re thrilled to bring PeachFest to Peachtree Center this year,” said Leslie Bland, Director of Marketing at Peachtree Center. “Having such a vibrant event full of local energy at the newly renovated Peachtree Center gives us a chance to further connect with the Downtown Atlanta community and show off our fresh new look.”

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America,the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

The beneficiary of the event, Piggy Bank , an organization that aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank operates as a project of the Multiplier which is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

EXPLORE FUDO’S TOP FIVE SUMMERTIME FAVORITES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/28/19

Calling All Seafood Lovers, Explore Fúdo’s Top Five Summertime Favorites!

Fudo in Chamblee

We can personally attest to the awesomeness of movie-themed Hunger Games Roll pictured above. Get ready to be hungry, so why not dive in below?


1. Available for purchase for a limited time and serving only ten a day, The Escape Roll leaves sushi lovers begging for more thanks to a mouthwatering combination of soft shell crab, lump crab, asparagus, avocado and tobiko wrapped in squid ink rice and topped with a spicy aioli. Reservations are recommended for this commodity. Picture credit Lexi Poer.


2. One of the most popular small plates that ‘exploded’ since it debuted on the menu, the Dynamite Shrimp, a sweet and spicy fried shrimp tempura, offers the best of both worlds with. Picture credit Monica Farber.


3. It’s called the All In Roll for a reason. Avocado, cucumber, asparagus, kani stix tempura topped with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, scallops, shrimp, crab salad, volcano sauce, crunch, scallions and masago make for a sushi lover’s dream. Picture credit Daemon Baizan.

4. Calling all movie fans, explore your inner Katniss Everdeen with the Hunger Games Roll, spicy tuna and fried asparagus topped with tuna, spicy aioli, torched jalapeño yuzu, serrano peppers and sriracha. (Shown in featured picture above).


5.  When it’s time to mix it up, Fúdo’s donburi offerings never disappoint. A house favorite, the Kaisen-don will take seafood lovers to the next level with assorted raw sashimi, masago and scallions.

Fúdo is located in Perimeter Crossing at 5070 Peachtree Blvd Suite A100 Chamblee, GA 30341, and is open from Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dinner, and on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. for dinner, on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.fudoatl.com or call 678.691.7088. Stay connected on Twitter at @FudoATL and on Instagram @FudoATL.