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Cru Food and Wine Bar Atlanta: Wine Oasis

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/27/20

On a bustling corner at The Battery Atlanta, there’s a wine oasis dotted with bluish-purple umbrellas, marble tabletops, warm vibes, and surrounded by several colors of delicate flowers and greenery. Cru Food & Wine Bar at the Battery Atlanta has mastered the art of superb wine procurement from magnificent champagne and Smell the Roses flights to a wide variety of dishes that compliment the wine on their menu. We can’t think of anything better to pair your favorite vino with than a solid charcuterie or small plate, and even a succulent filet mignon. Wine not join us on a culinary journey from our time at Cru Atlanta?

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of wine? Charcuterie and cheese OF COURSE. Yes, all caps. Cru Food & Wine Bar has exemplary flight pairings with carefully curated list of cheeses and meats. We got the Premier Cru which boasted of salami, prosciutto, soppressata, and manchego cheese and accompanied with a selection of pickled vegetables, tasty mustard, and rustic bread. What a great way to start our wine journey. To go with it we opted for the Smell the Roses flight which had 3 delicate and well-balanced Rose wines. Our favorite was Chateau Gassier Esprit. It was crisp and light with a delicate amount of tart, apples, citrus-like notes. Plus, who can go to a wine bar without sampling at least one champagne? The one we sampled was the Laurent Perrier Brut La Cuvee from France. It was everything a true champagne should be with brut bubbles and a slight tart finish. What’s your favorite wine varietal?

Beyond your traditional wine bar fare, Cru Food & Wine Bar also offers a wide array of sharable plates. The Ahi Tartare is mild and tender with creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber with a hint of earthiness combined with bitterness of the olive. I (Liz) don’t usually like olives (AT ALL) but the combination of the avocado, cucumber, and tomatoes, cuts the bitterness, while the olive actually adds to the flavor. Mix all the ingredients up on the plate and add some of the rustic bread, it’s a great bite. After something light, we decided on something a little heavier, like the Wagyu meatballs. With wagyu as the main ingredient, these meatballs are the right amount of meatiness, yet lighter than expected. Paired with a bright and light sauce that we loved, topped with basil that added a good amount of earthiness to balance the richness of the meat and the creaminess of the cheese. Our tip is to cut the meatballs up and pile all the ingredients on the rustic bread for a solid complete bite.

Want something a little sweeter? Cru Food & Wine Bar has these goat cheese beignets that are surprisingly decedent treat. Almost dessert-like, we’re in love with the creaminess and tart of the goat cheese, the crunch of the beignet, and the sweetness of the honey. That last touch really adds a ton of rich, sweet flavor. The secret ingredient in this dish, though, is the mascarpone. It lightens up the goat cheese and gives it more of a creaminess to the inside. Make sure to get every bit of honey, beignet, and filling into one bite and get ready for a flavor explosion. This was the biggest surprise of the night and ended up being my (Liz’s) favorite thing!

Earlier we asked what’s the first thing you think of when you think wine, but now we have a follow up. What’s the second? Before you answer, you were thinking steak, right? We knew it and this one is filet mignon at that! This beauty is a perfectly tender piece of meat cooked medium with the right amount of seasoning, sauce, and the tart of the blue cheese. The tasty sauce on the plate around the steak was a chianti-based that was slightly sweet to balance out the tart of the blue cheese and heaviness of the meat. Add in the earthiness of rosemary to round out the flavor! On the side, the au gratin potatoes are like a hearty potato pie with layer upon layer of cheese and potatoes, which goes so well with the sauce. It was also paired with green beans that had the right crunch and seasoning, adding a little hint of freshness and brightness to round out the succulent dish.

Sipping on a cool glass of champagne, we relaxed in the shade and just watched people walk by Cru Atlanta. The people around us glasses clinked, and the light sound of chatter filled the warm summer air. We couldn’t eat another bite, so we just sat full and happy. We know it’s hard but if you could choose one thing to try, what would it be?

THE BATTERY ATLANTA JULY HAPPENINGS ARE TOO HOT TO HANDLE 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/24/20

Kick off summer with endless restaurant specials and fun in the sun

Beat the heat with summer fun from select reopened restaurants and retailers at The Battery Atlanta! With longer evenings and higher temps ahead, all ages can experience unique dining and shopping options at the open, outdoor campus. Cobb County’s hottest lifestyle destination – designed for relaxation and recreation – offers a mix of outdoor events to keep visitors active as well as entertainment ranging from themed game nights to live music. Visitors craving a taste of summer can dine alfresco on patios or order takeout from chef-driven restaurants for a hassle-free and socially distant picnic on the Plaza Green. Haagen Dazs and River Street Sweets Savannah’s Candy Kitchen are serving up classic summer treats, and refreshing brunch libations are fan favorites at Superica, CRU Food & Wine Bar and Goldberg’s Fine Foods.

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on the Plaza Green. This free event is limited to 25 people. Registration and the event participant waiver are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and show ID upon arrival. Those unable to attend in person can follow along with the live stream on Facebook or recorded sessions on YouTube.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Cornhole ATL Summer League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament on July 28.

Farmers Market presented by United Healthcare
Every Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop a variety of handcrafted and homegrown products on the Plaza Green. Locals can also preorder items from select vendors, including David’s Garden Super Bee, Pearson Farm, The Cheese Straw House and The Cocktail House Shop.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:

Singo Night at PH’EAST
Every Monday at 5 p.m.
Music lovers can test their knowledge in this version of bingo played with song titles and compete to win for $5 off their tab at the Asian food hall.

Kids Eat Free at Goldberg’s
Every Tuesday
Bring the kids for an after-school treat! A free kids’ menu item is available with the purchase of one adult entrée at the New York style deli and restaurant.

Wine Wednesday at Yard House
Every Wednesday
Wine lovers can celebrate making it to mid-week with half-off bottles of wine at this modern American gathering place for food and drinks.

‘Ketel One & ?’ at BURN by Rocky Patel
Every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Cool off with a refreshing botanical cocktail for just $8! Guests can enjoy new Ketel One Botanicals – a vodka distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences.

Champagne Thursdays at CRU Food & Wine Bar
Every Thursday
Patrons can enjoy 50% off a bottle of bubbly. Guests are also invited to eat their fill of fresh artisan cuisine from the extensive lunch and dinner menu.

Live Entertainment at Sports & Social
Every Thursday – Sunday
A variety of live entertainment returns to the outdoor space Thursday through Sunday afternoons and evenings!

The most up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings are available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA SERVES UP MARCH EVENTS 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/1/20

Atlantans will feel particularly lucky at The Battery Atlanta this spring! The destination’s chef-driven restaurants are serving up can’t-miss specials this March – from nights that kids eat free to daily deals on adult beverages to late night bites, the one-stop destination offers a diverse table of tastes. Throughout the month, restaurants and retailers are preparing for the arrival of spring with floral fun and shamrock shenanigans. Visitors can mark their calendars for events at Live! at the Battery, Sugarboo & Co. and more. Plus, March Madness fans can plan ahead to visit Punch Bowl Social, Yard House and Live! at the Battery for access to the big screens.

The Battery Atlanta Cornhole Spring League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Wellness Series: Yoga
Every Monday, from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water.

Select Retail/Restaurant Promotions:

Singo Night at PH’EAST
Every Monday at 8 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy a weekly music party at the newly opened Asian food hall and indulge in flavors of the far east. Music lovers can test their knowledge in this version of bingo that is played with song titles and compete to win for $5 off their tab.

Wine Down Monday at Garden & Gun Club
Every Monday
Wine lovers will banish the Monday blues with half-off bottles of wine at this intimate spot offering genuine Southern hospitality.

Kids Eat Free Tuesdays at Goldberg’s Deli
Every Tuesday
Bring the kids for an after-school treat! Families can take advantage of a free kids’ menu item with the purchase of one adult entrée at the New York style deli and restaurant.

Family Dinner at Gio’s Chicken Siciliana
Every Wednesday
Kids can eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée and enjoy a classic Italian atmosphere – quaint, relaxing and kid-friendly.

Champagne Thursdays at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Every Thursday 3 p.m. – midnight
Patrons enjoy 50% off bubbly when they purchase by the bottle. Guests are also invited to eat their fill of fresh artisan cuisine from the extensive lunch and dinner menu.

Noche Tropical at El Super Pan
Every Friday, from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 
Bienvenidos! Guests can welcome the weekend with a flavor-filled bash of dancing that features Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Reggaeton curated by DJ Cesar. Guests can sip on tropical drinks and indulge in a menu of Cuban sandwiches, seafood cocktails, signature skewers and more!

Freedom Fridays at PBR Atlanta
Friday, March 6 at 8 p.m.
Firefighters, military and members of public service are eligible to enjoy a free VIP table and drink specials at PBR Atlanta – the dance and night club that offers a bar atmosphere, plus a mechanical bull.

St. Patrick’s Day Takeover at Live! at the Battery Atlanta – CANCELLED
Saturday, March 14 from 5 – 11 p.m.
Party like the Irish at this St. Patty’s Day celebration! The afternoon will feature shamrockin’ bands, games and Irish cuisine and cocktails. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.

Charcuterie Class at Sugarboo & Co.
Thursday, March 19 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Participants will learn how to make a classic appetizer board, a spring-themed board and a dessert board that complement wine pairings for easy and elegant entertaining. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

Retro Basketball Theme Party at Sport & Social – CANCELLED
Friday, March 20 from 8:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Guests will rewind to an era of short shorts and slam dunks just in time for March Madness. Party-goers are encouraged to dress in their best costumes or rep their sports team apparel while enjoying specialty drinks, costume contests, giveaways and more.

Prima Vera Floral Workshop at Sugarboo & Co.
Thursday, March 26 from 7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ladies are encouraged to register for a fun-filled night of modern, whimsical floristry with Prima Vera. Lights bites and bubbly are included, as well as shopping the collection at VIP discounts. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA FEBRUARY 2020 ACTIVITIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/20

Destination shares the love with specials for the local community

Roses are red, violets are blue … The Battery Atlanta has things for the community to do! The lifestyle destination’s restaurants are dishing out a variety of flavors this February – from a seafood series to crave-worthy Cajun dishes to the must-have wine, cheese and chocolate for the holiday. A one-stop date night destination, The Battery Atlanta invites locals to sweeten dinner plans at its intimate restaurants offering prix fix menus. Throughout the month, Atlantans can share their love of sports teams, trivia games and live music with friends and family.

The Battery Atlanta Cornhole League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Wellness Series: Yoga
Monday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water.

Select Retail/Restaurant Promotions:

Big Game Bash at Sports & Social Atlanta
Sunday, February 2 from 4 – 10 p.m.
Football fanatics are invited to watch the big game and popular commercials on the biggest TV in the Southeast. The football festivities will also include drink specials, enter-to-win themed prizes and more!

Southern Oyster Social at the Garden & Gun Club
Sunday, February 9 from 3 – 6 p.m.
Guests can enhance their palates with the second event of the oyster tasting series, featuring a variety of oysters farmed in the South. This month will feature oysters from Alabama and Florida. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/SouthernOysterSocial and include a sampling of raw, grilled, smoked and steamed oysters, a drink and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Charm Your Sweetheart at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15
Couples will wine and dine over a romantic, four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. The evening begins with a lobster bisque “tease,” followed by the choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $60 per person.

Terrapin League Night at Sports & Social Atlanta
Friday, February 21 from 8 – 11 p.m.
Assemble the squad for a night of friendly competition, drink specials and live music sponsored by Terrapin Beer Co. Teams can test their knowledge in trivia and go for the gold in ping pong, ski ball, water pong and more for a chance to win prizes and giveaways!

Mardi Gras Live! 2020 at Live! at the Battery Atlanta
Saturday, February 22 from 8 – 11 p.m.
Party goers can groove to live music, indulge in authentic Cajun dishes and drink specials, sip on hurricanes and more at a night full of French Quarter fun. Tickets for Mardi Gras Live! 2020 can be purchased at bit.ly/MardiGrasLive2020.

Fan Friday at Sports & Social Atlanta
Friday, February 28 from 8 – 11 p.m.
The popular sports bar and live entertainment venue shares the love with loyal fans. Guests can enter to win door prizes and giveaways, enjoy VIP drink specials and live music every fourth Friday of the month.

Terrapin Taproom: Trivia @ The Taproom
Thursday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on non-gamedays
Gather friends for a night of friendly competition! The trivia game questions will feature a new theme each week. Teams can participate for free in multiple rounds for a chance to win prizes.

Info here: https://batteryatl.com/events-cal/

Atlanta Braves Chop Fest 2020

Date: Saturday, January 25th

Time: 10 am

About: Atlanta Braves supporters can get up-close-and-personal at one of Atlanta’s most fan-tastic traditions! Members of the back-to-back National League East Champion team will be available for autographs, photo opportunities and Q&A panel discussions. The all-day FREE event features live entertainment, on-field activities, baseball clinics, merchandise and more! 

More Information:

braves.com/ChopFest

THE BATTERY ATLANTA’S WONDERLAND OF WINTRY EVENTS 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/2/19

Cobb lifestyle destination welcomes the new year with happy and healthy happenings

Jumpstart the new decade at The Battery Atlanta! Whether basking in the brisk winter air for outdoor activities or cozying up indoors with a cold one, visitors to the community’s ultimate dine, play, shop and stay destination will enjoy a variety of events throughout January. Metro-Atlantans can focus on their New Year’s resolutions with sporty programs like weekly cornhole tournaments or celebratory get-togethers like the Atlanta Braves Chop Fest, Fan Friday at Sports & Social Atlanta and more!

The Battery Atlanta Cornhole League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Atlanta Braves Chop Fest Gala presented by Northside Hospital
Friday, January 24 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Atlantans are invited to walk the red carpet of an exclusive, All-Star studded evening. The gala supports the Atlanta Braves Foundation and features music, art, entertainment and more. Guests have access to an open bar and local bites, as well as the opportunity to dance to the hottest DJs in town and bid on exceptional experiences. Guests can also customize a one-of-a-kind Braves cap, courtesy of the 2020 Atlanta Braves! Tickets for the 21+ event can be purchased at braves.com/gala.

Atlanta Braves Chop Fest
Saturday, January 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Atlanta Braves supporters can get up-close-and-personal at one of Atlanta’s most fan-tastic traditions! Members of the back-to-back National League East Champion team will be available for autographs, photo opportunities and Q&A panel discussions. The all-day FREE event features live entertainment, on-field activities, baseball clinics, merchandise and more! For more information or to purchase tickets for player autographs, visit braves.com/ChopFest.

Select Retail/Restaurant Promotions:

Southern Oyster Social at the Garden & Gun Club
Sunday, January 12 from 3 – 6 p.m.
Guests can enhance their palates with the second event of the oyster tasting series featuring a variety of oysters farmed in the South. This month will feature oysters from Maryland and Virginia. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/SouthernOysterSocial and include a sampling of raw, grilled, smoked and steamed oysters, a drink and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Terrapin League Night at Sports & Social Atlanta
Friday, January 17 from 8 – 11 p.m.
Assemble the squad for a night of friendly competition, drink specials and live music sponsored by Terrapin Beer Co. Teams can test their knowledge in trivia and go for the gold in ping pong, ski ball, water pong and more for a chance to win prizes and giveaways!

Flower Arranging Class at Sugarboo & Co. 
Monday, January 20 from 6:30 p.m.
Grab a gal pal for an evening of floral fun at Sugarboo & Co.! Participants will learn the basics of floral arrangement from professionals and shop adorable collections with a 15% discount. Students can take home their beautifully crafted arrangement in a vase, courtesy of Sugarboo. Tickets can be purchased at alicestable.com and include a pre-selected Sugarboo vase.

Fan Friday at Sports & Social Atlanta
Friday, January 24 from 8 – 11 p.m.
The popular sports bar and live entertainment venue shares the love with loyal fans. Guests can enter to win door prizes and giveaways, enjoy VIP drink specials and live music every fourth Friday of the month.

Terrapin Taproom: Trivia @ The Taproom
Thursday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on non-gamedays
Gather friends for a night of friendly competition! The trivia game questions will be themed differently each week. Teams can participate for free in multiple rounds for a chance to win prizes.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA’S THIRD ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/19/19

Cheers to 2020 celebrations at the south’s preeminent lifestyle destination

Tuesday, December 31st 6 pm and 9 pm

The Battery Atlanta invites neighbors near and far to ring in 2020 at its third annual New Year’s Eve Bash at the Battery Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 31. As one of the largest outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations in the metro-Atlanta area, the two-part event is geared toward families first during Early Innings (6 to 8 pm) and then adults with Late Innings (9pm to midnight).  Scheduled entertainment and performances include The Battery Atlanta Spirit Squad, the Heavy Hitters and the 12South Band.

David Garibaldi, a world-renowned performance painter, will be on hand, transforming a blank canvas into a work of art in minutes; guests will be in awe of the musical and colorful experience live on stage.

The entertainment destination will host countdowns at 8 p.m. and midnight led by Atlanta Braves in-game host, Mark Owens. Parents and children can enjoy an inflatable baseball balloon drop to conclude Early Innings festivities. The Late Innings midnight countdown features pyrotechnics, an aerial firework display over SunTrust Park and confetti throughout the complex.

This is free and open to the public. More information: https://batteryatl.com/event/nye_batteryatl/

HOLIDAY ACTIVITES AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

The Battery Atlanta will celebrate with their annual Tree Lighting event on November 23, free visits with Santa throughout December and third annual New Year’s Eve Bash

The Battery Atlanta is full of activities throughout the holiday season, with their annual Tree Lighting, FREE Santa visits presented by SunTrust at the SunTrust onUp Experience and New Year’s Eve festivities.

“For the third year in a row, The Battery Atlanta has transformed into a holiday destination,” said Jeremy Strife, senior vice president and general manager of The Battery Atlanta. “We are excited to welcome family, friends, and neighbors to The Battery Atlanta to celebrate the holidays all season long.”

The Battery Atlanta will begin the holiday season on November 23 with the Tree Lighting ceremony at the Georgia Power Pavilion and will be hosted by Greer Howard and feature special guests, including Santa and his reindeer, a Braves player, and BLOOPER. Following the festivities, the final film in the Xfinity Movie Series, The Grinch, will be shown on the plaza screen.

Santa will return this season at the SunTrust onUp Experience, with visits Thursdays through Sundays through Christmas Eve. All Santa visits are free and include a digital and printed photo. Santa has some special visits planned, including Sensitive Santa Sundays, a low sensory Santa experience for families with special needs, Santa Paws Nights with treats provided by Hollywood Feed for four-legged family members on December 8 and 15, and Noche con Santa for Spanish speaking families on December 12 and 19.

On December 14, the Jingle Bell Run, the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series, will be at The Battery Atlanta, with 100% of the registration fees and fundraising efforts benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Registration is available at http://bit.ly/JingleBellRunATL .

The Battery Atlanta will celebrate the New Year in style with their third annual New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring an early countdown geared towards families and a traditional late-night show leading into the New Year. Braves in-game host Mark Owens will emcee the entire evening of programming. The early innings, for those wishing to ring in the New Year early, will start at 6 p.m. in the Plaza. The Heavy Hitters and BLOOPER will be on hand as well as David Girabaldi, a performance painter who transforms blank canvas in minutes to music. At 8 p.m., balloon baseballs will drop in celebration of the New Year. The late innings festivities start at 9 p.m., with the 12South Band providing the entertainment from the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. The midnight countdown will include pyrotechnics and 2020 will begin with a confetti and aerial fireworks display.

Free parking is available in the Red, Green and Purple Decks for four hours on non-event days at The Coca-Cola Roxy.

GEORGIA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/31/19

 

Inaugural Georgia Seafood Festival Announces Celebrity Chef and Judge Lineup

Held at The Battery Atlanta, the Georgia Seafood Festival will feature cuisine from Georgia’s Coastal seafood scene, live entertainment and educational exhibitions

 

VIP tickets available here

The Fresh District announced today the celebrity chef and judge lineup for the inaugural Georgia Seafood Festival. The Georgia Seafood Festival will take over The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave SE, on November 9, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. and aims to celebrate Georgia’s booming commercial seafood industry. Festival attendees will enjoy cooking demonstrations, drink eclectic seafaring cocktails, and immerse themselves in interactive educational experiences from the Georgia Aquarium, UGA Marine Extension, and Georgia Grown. A variety of fresh, sustainability sourced seafood, with a focus on Wild Georgia Shrimp, will be available for sampling, along with some of Georgia’s most well-known vendors.

Culinary stars from across Georgia will display live cooking demonstrations for attendees including:

  • Chef Pano Karatassos, executive Chef of Atlanta’s acclaimed Kyma restaurant and Corporate Executive Chef of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group;
  • Chef Fred Flu, owner of The Fluniversity and featured on Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons;
  • Chef Guy Mitchell, former guest Chef for the White House Chef, former Executive Chef for the Philadelphia Eagles, and creator of The White House Chef Tour;
  • And Chef Chantel Mines, Executive Chef at The Lost Druid Brewery and 2nd place winner of the Mason Dixon Master Chef Competition.

Additionally, the following Chefs will compete for a coveted slot in the 2020 World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas:

  • Chef Lisa Washington, Good Day Atlanta contributor and Healthy Living Contributor for 104.7 The Fish;
  • Chef Scottie Johnson; personal Chef and owner of Blessed and Highly Favored Cuisine;
  • Chef Marshall Rodgers; Corporate Executive Chef for Goldbergs Corporation and former Executive Chef for Sweet Auburn BBQ;
  • And Chef Joseph Martin, owner of ANGELFIRE7 BBQ and winner of several grilling and smoking awards.

Celebrities and personalities including Brian Jordan, former outfielder for the Atlanta Braves and former safety for the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Cloud, President and CEO of the World Food Championships, Brady Lowe, creator of PeachFest and founder of Taste Network, Cochon555, and Piggy Bank, Linda Carmichael, Founding CEO of FoodTheFire, President Emerita of the Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers’ Society, and Editor-in-Chief of Do.Food.Better, Delano Massey, CEO and Founder of Jacob’s Eye Marketing Agency, Chef Pano Karatassos and Chef Guy Mitchell will serve as judges send one lucky Atlanta Chef to the 2020 World Food Championships.

Chef Jernard Wells, host of New Soul Kitchen on CLEO-TV, will host the Compete Wells
Cooking Competition – the first qualifying event for the 2020 World Cooking Championships. The winner of the competition will receive a coveted ‘Golden Ticket’, guaranteeing them a spot to compete in next year’s Championships and a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000. Chefs will compete head-to-head in a timed cooking challenge featuring Georgia seafood and local ingredients. Each chef will prepare a judge’s plate scored on execution, appearance and taste and be given one secret ingredient that must be featured in their dish.

“The Fresh District is excited to announce the participation of some of Atlanta’s most talented chefs and celebrity judges for the inaugural Georgia Seafood Festival,” said Delano Massey, festival founder and CEO of the Fresh District. “This festival will give attendees a unique culinary experience that will transport them to Georgia’s coast as they sample some of the freshest seafood our state has to offer.”

The Georgia Seafood Festival is brought to you by the Fresh District and The Battery Atlanta. The Fresh District is a fresh-food movement which promotes fresh, local and sustainable food systems in urban environments and raises up generations of smart, innovative participants in the industry.

General admission to the festival is sold out, however, attendees can purchase tickets that offer a variety of sampling options. For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit gaseafoodfest.com.