Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Taste of Atlanta Set for September 25-27

One of my favorite moments ever from my favorite food festival ~ Francine Reed belting out "Let the Good Times Roll" with the Mean Chef, Chef Ron Eyester of Rosebud, looking on, and Tom Sullivan taking a break to wet his whistle. This was the Gospel Brunch, and what a time we had.

Lucky me, I only had to wait 11 months for Taste to come back to Midtown at Tech Square. This year it will set up September 25 through 27.

As Atlanta’s only food festival where attendees can find bites and brews from neighborhoods both inside and outside of the perimeter all in one place, Taste of Atlanta is a true representation of the city’s culinary culture. New to the restaurant scene and festival this year, Community Smith, Noble Fin, Southern Gentleman and Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall will make their debuts alongside seasoned restaurant veterans such as Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and Saltyard.

Here's what Chef Eyester had to say in a Taste press release: “Participating in Taste of Atlanta has become somewhat of a tradition for me, and it’s always a privilege to return each year and cook alongside top culinary talent in the city. What I love most about the festival is that it brings together such a diverse mix of chefs and restaurants to celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant food scene.”

To allow attendees to pinpoint local favorites and discover new dining treasures at the festival, participating restaurants will once again be organized by neighborhood. This format takes attendees on a culinary journey through Atlanta and highlights the city’s individual neighborhoods and the restaurants that call them home.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Midtown Restaurant Week 2015

Just one weekend left for the 2015 Midtown Restaurant Week, your chance to try some fantastic food with a prix fixe menu. I walked along with some food blogging friends and tasted the goodies at four restaurants that are part of #MRW2015. For a complete list of participating restaurants, check out Open Table's list.

Above and below, are from Einstein's on Juniper:

This is the bar at STK ~ impressive.

This was stir-fried rice with duck confit from STK. Very fancy Chinese takeout.

At Mi Cocina, they fed us guacamole and chips and we walked around this beautiful space ~

Our final stop was Lure, where we had delicious fried catfish and a memorable cheeseburger. The available light was pitiful, but the food was fantastic. You'll have to make do with the sign.

Check out Midtown Restaurant Week and let me know what new places you've discovered ~