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Top 5 Moments From The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival: Eat. Drink. Repeat. Founder’s Editon


It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Atlanta entrepreneurs Dominique Love and Elizabeth Feichter first launched the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival as a four-day culinary experience celebrating the South. With an Advisory Council of more than 80 award-winning talent from 13 Southern states and the District of Columbia, the festival, now in its fifth year, has put a spotlight on the city of Atlanta as one of the leading culinary destinations in the country today. After taking a look back at the #AFWF15 founders top 5 moments from the last five years, the founders here at Eat. Drink. Repeat. wanted to share our own top 5 favorite moments as well. While we came up with them separately, there were, not surprisingly, some fun commonalities – fried chicken, chocolate, favorite chefs and tasting tents. So read on for some inspiration, and if you haven’t already, buy tickets, because things are in full swing and there’s an entire festival weekend of food & wine calling your name!


An Insider’s Guide to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival



The time to Eat, Drink and Repeat has arrived…

In just a couple of hours, many will gather in the lobby of the Loews Atlanta to toast the official opening of the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Bringing together talent from across the Southeast to holistically tell the story of our region through food and beverage, tickets are still available to this can’t miss event of the year. But for those who already have tickets and are counting down the minutes until the tents open, our insider’s guide to navigating the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will arm you with insider tips to make the most of your weekend in the city whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran, including several updates from last year’s edition.


Eating Well + An Exclusive Brunch Experience Giveaway

Egg + Farro at Ladybird Atlanta

Kale + Egg + Farro at Ladybird Atlanta

When you’ve been writing for a food blog as long as we have, you’ll definitely have your fair share of delicious food. But then some of us (cough, me, cough) will have forgotten to exercise and balance it out along the way with healthier food options. So recently, I decided I had to start taking a more holistic approach to wellness in order to improve my well-being. But the part that worried me the most was substituting the decadent (Boeuf Bourguignon) with the practical (kale salads and steamed salmon) and still being able to enjoy my meal. The question became – can food be good for you and delicious? The answer I’m happy to share is yes! Recently, the team here at Eat. Drink. Repeat. partnered with the Food Should Taste Good®  brand to explore this concept further, and we couldn’t wait to get started.


Happy Valentine’s Day

Courtesy of Anthropologie blog

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie blog

Here are a few of our favorite, simple things to get you ready for this day of love whether you’re a singleton or romancing… Enjoy!


Interview: Tim Gaddis, Cheesemonger at Star Provisions

Tim Gaddis at the helm

Tim Gaddis at the helm

Say “Cheese”

Everyone in Atlanta (and beyond) knows all about Tim Gaddis…or do they? I had the opportunity to sit down with everyone’s favorite Cheesemonger from Star Provisions for a Q&A session to find out everything from how he got his start in the business (did you know he was a police officer first?), to his current favorite cheeses, and a preview into what he has in store for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, which comes to town May 30 – June 2, 2013.


Have a Happy Thanksgiving and…




Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser


On this day when we give thanks, the operative word is to give. Many families in my hometown (and neighboring areas) have been displaced from their homes and have lost everything due to Hurricane Sandy. So on this day, we ask you to donate to those in need –  you can see a list of ways to help, volunteer and donate here… and for that kind gesture we give you thanks.


Thanksgiving Dinner Inspiration

From my family’s table… dishes to inspire a great meal

Every year as many others do, my family and I come together to give thanks around a bountiful table of delicious food. From a small family of 5 to a table that will seat 10 in just a few nights, we’ve tried and tested many new dishes over the years. Recently, we seemed to have found irresistible recipes (or invented a few of our own) and perfected our Thanksgiving dinner. Whether your gathering with your family or friends, here’s some dinner inspiration from our table to yours.


Chef Ford Fry has a winner with latest venture The Optimist

Newest addition to the Fry food empire has locals and national food writers buzzing

Growing up in the northeast has meant access to some of the finest seafood from Maine to Maryland. It’s also made me somewhat of an expert in the field of crustaceans. Summers in Boston spent at Neptune Oyster and Island Creek Oyster Bar, Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough in Noank, CT, and countless nights at some of New York City’s culinary masterpieces including Pearl Oyster Bar, Mary’s Fish Camp and Red Hook Lobster Pound. So it seemed living in Atlanta meant sacrificing the food I’ve come to know and love most in my world… until now – Meet The Optimist.


Recap Part 2: Taste of Atlanta 2012

The Main Event

We continue our two part recap series with the main event – the Taste of Atlanta 2012 weekend. After The Big Grill, we had our game faces on and were ready to dig in to all the city had to offer. Fellow Eat. Drink. Repeat. editor Chris Watkins was one of the judges on Saturday, while I set out to try (almost) everything there… I got full pretty quickly, so thankfully my team of expert foodie friends helped manage the work load.


Recap Part 1: Taste of Atlanta 2012

Grills Gone Wild

Another weekend has come and gone, but what separates this weekend from the last, is the lack of a local food festival to keep our stomachs satiated. Yes, Taste of Atlanta helped us ring in the arrival of October, fall weather and the holiday season just around the corner. So for those looking to relive the experience, or a reason to try it out for the first time when it returns next year, read on for your 2012 festival recap, and hope to see you all October 2013 for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta!


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