Tim Gaddis at the helm
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.
Ladies. You’ve had a long week. Non-stop, on the go, hustling and bustling, you’ve accomplished more in one week than most do in a month. In between soccer practice for the kids, cooking gourmet meals for the family, and ruling the boardroom at the company——all while making sure that your make-up is flawless and no hair is out of place, you deserve a reward. You deserve…something special.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM
THE EAT. DRINK. REPEAT. FAMILY!
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.
Photo Credit: Cliff Robinson Photography
Someone’s in the kitchen…with Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker
It has long been perceived that sitting near the kitchen, is not one of the better dining tables. As it turns out, the best seat in the house, is in the kitchen!
On what grounds?!
With a career in Food and Beverage management, I have enjoyed coffee, purchased coffee equipment, ground, brewed and served coffee. Behind a bar I have made Espresso, Cappuccino and caffeinated cocktails. However, I received my coffee education from ‘coffee evangelist’ Jason Dominy while attending Coffee 101 at the Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roastery in Atlanta with Atlanta Culinary Tours.
Reunited and it feels so good…
The organizers for the 2nd Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival really ramped things up this year. In their second romp of bringing ice-cold brew, live music, and good times to the denizens of Brookhaven, there was more space and more beer to accommodate a much larger crowd. Definitely an upgrade from last year’s inaugural melee.
Meat Week Series Continues April 22-28 with ‘Beef Week’
“What is it with this city? I need to write a letter to the Chamber of Commerce.” – Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris
I first learned of “The Meat Week Boucherie Dinner” series when it launched back in February with ‘Wild Game Week’. It turns out, this was a returning series of four-course dinners featuring whole-animal cookery. Intrigued, I waited for the launch of ‘Veal Week’ in late March to see what it was all about. Plus, any excuse for me to enjoy BLT’s famed popovers is always a good idea.
Garnish Photography, Courtesy of Green Olive Media
Clucker rhymes with….
Leave it to one of my favorite New Yorkers in Atlanta, Ron “The Angry Chef” Eyester, to stir up a battle over the best fried chicken in Atlanta. But there is a good purpose, and that is uniting Atlantans in the singular mission of celebrating this Southern staple with the first local festival dedicated to fried chicken – the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Festival. On Saturday, March 31 from 2 – 6 p.m. Atlanta’s best chefs will fire up the fryers and present their best breaded work in a tented lot next to Rosebud in Morningside. Participating chefs will be encouraged to work with any part of the chicken and challenged to produce their own unique interpretation of fried chicken.