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Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield shares tips to cut down on food waste

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield discusses ways to combat food waste during a workshop as part of programming for the Chefs Collaborative conference, held in Atlanta Sept. 9-11. / Photo credit: Erik Meadows

“Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.”

Steven Satterfield, the chef and co-owner of Miller Union, stood in the dining room of his Westside restaurant. Gathered around him were 20 people — fellow chefs, farmers and other food professionals — who did, in fact, want to talk about trash.

Satterfield was leading a workshop about combating food waste in the ...

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Athens named among the South’s most underrated food cities

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

USA Today named Athens, Ga., one of the South’s most underrated food cities. Athens-based Creature Comforts was one of a handful of destinations cited in the article.

By Caleigh Derreberry

As home to the University of Georgia, Athens is mainly known as a college town. But it got a national nod for its dining scene.

USA Today called Athens one of the South’s most underrated food destinations. The article put a spotlight on smaller locales with notable cuisine. Baton Rouge, La., Birmingham, Ala., Lexington, Ky., and Greenville, S.C. also made the list.

The article gave props to chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson’s ...

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First Look: Bar Mercado debuts Spanish tapas at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bar Mercado crispy chicken legs with romesco and blanched almonds, and Churros with spiced sugar and hot chocolate. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Last week, Castellucci Hospitality Group — Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Iberian Pig, Sugo — officially opened Bar Mercado.

The Spanish tapas restaurant took over the Krog Street Market space formerly occupied by the Cockentrice.

The makeover by Atlanta’s Square Feet Studio features bold colors and geometric patterns in keeping with the theme of a lively Spanish market. Seating stretches through the bright sunken dining room adjacent to the open kitchen to a cozy-cool bar area with a ...

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Front Burner: Pirogi From ‘the Great Comet of 1812’ Hit the Lower East Side

Source: NY Times Food

The producers of the closed Broadway musical will open Samovarchik, the foods of the samurai and more news.

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Commentary: Why have there been so few female lead chefs in Atlanta?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Ever since I arrived in Atlanta to take on this magazine’s food editorship nine months ago, I’ve been wondering: Where are the female chefs? Long have professional kitchens here (and elsewhere) employed women as pastry chefs—Atlanta published a story called “Sugar Mamas: Female Pastry Chefs Bring Balance to Kitchens” in February 2011—but there are still relatively few female headliners. Before I moved, I was already familiar with Anne Quatrano, who is still on top with four restaurants around town plus a takeaway sandwich shop, and Asha Gomez, who subsequently closed her restaurant Spice to Table in February. But on our 50 Best Restaurants ...

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Off the Menu: Patisserie Chanson’s Dessert Bar Opens in Flatiron District

Source: NY Times Food

The latest from Ravi DeRossi, dim-sum-style Italian in the West Village, and other restaurant news.

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Sharpen your knife skills with tips from Chef Ito from Umi

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Halata Maki, a cucumber wrapped seafood roll with red snapper, yuzukosho, shiso leafs and shrimp.

Do you want to make sure your knife skills are a cut above the rest? Umi executive chef Fuyuhiko Ito showed off his skills during a demo during the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Culinary Week:


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First Look: Holler & Dash Biscuit House debuts first Atlanta location on Tuesday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Holler and Dash Pork Rambler biscuit (left), Kickback Chicken biscuit (right) and strawberry pineapple Aqua Fresca drink. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Much anticipated and much discussed, Holler & Dash Biscuit House is set open its first Atlanta location at 7 a.m. on Tuesday in the Westside Iron Works adaptive reuse project on Howell Mill Road.

The fast-casual breakfast-lunch-brunch concept from parent company Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. debuted in 2016, and not counting the Atlanta location, it operates four restaurants, between Alabama, Florida and Tennessee, with a Nashville location coming soon.

Sometimes dubbed “Cracker Barrel for millennials,” the Southern-inspired ...

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Beer Town: The Festival brings a world of rare beers to Atlanta

At a time when beer festivals have become ubiquitous, and sometimes even redundant, The Festival, presented by Shelton Brothers Importers Aug. 18-19 at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, promises to be among the most exciting beer events to land in Atlanta.

The Massachusetts-based Shelton Brothers, who are in fact three beer-loving siblings, debuted the laconically named “The Festival” in Worcester, Mass., in 2012.

By their reckoning, it was the first time so many international craft brewers had gathered together at one event in the U.S. to pour and talk about their beers.

Since then, The Festival has traveled to Portland, Maine, San Pedro, Calif., St. Petersburg, Fla., and Louisville, Ky., boasting a growing number of attendees and breweries each year.

The 2017 Atlanta edition will feature some 100 breweries from around the world, including Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and Brazil, as well as international artisan cider and mead makers.

That number also includes many American artisan breweries, such as Sante Adairius, Arizona Wilderness, Side Project, Fonta Flora and Jester King, offering beers rarely sold outside the communities where they’re brewed.

While most of the breweries have a relationship with Shelton Brothers as an importer, some of the scarcest and most sought-after offerings, such as Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen and Westvleteren Belgian ales, will be available in Georgia for the first time, and maybe the only time.

Jason Wiles, the owner of Liberator Distributing, which distributes Shelton Brothers beers in Atlanta, has attended the past three festivals, and counts it as one of the very best in the U.S.

“One of the goals of the festival is to highlight what the Shelton Brothers are doing with imports and the brands they’re representing in the market,” Wiles says. “But a lot of the beers are not going to be back in the States much, if at all.

“The first Shelton Brothers festival I went to absolutely blew me away. It’s an amazing number of beers in one room that you won’t see anywhere else. You can walk up to a table, and the brewer, Jean-Pierre Van Roy, is pouring your Cantillon, and you can say thank you and ask a question about it. That’s really what makes it special.”

Though not officially a part of The Festival, Liberator is helping out with a host of tasting events at beer bars and restaurants around Atlanta that will coincide with the main event.

“The Festival is the best of the best,” says Molly Gunn of the Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points. “Not only is it these amazing international beers, but it’s also amazing beers from around the U.S., and we’re going to be a little part of that, too.”

Beer Town: The Festival brings a world of rare beers to Atlanta

The Atlanta edition of The Festival will feature some 100 breweries from around the world and some of the most sought-after beers. CONTRIBUTED BY SHELTON BROTHERS IMPORTERS


The Festival

5-9 p.m. Aug. 18; 3-7 p.m. Aug. 19. Single session, $75; weekend pass, $135, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the local nonprofit Friends of Refugees. Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, 200 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. tickets.beerfests.com/event/TheFestivalSheltonBrothers.

Among the tasting events leading up to The Festival:

10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Staplehouse — ATHxATLxAUSxAVL with barbecue from B’s Cracklin’ and beer from Jester King, Burial, and Creature Comforts.
541 Edgewood Ave. SE., Atlanta. 404-524-5005, staplehouse.com.

11 a.m. Aug. 17 at Brick Store Pub — Brick Store Welcomes the World with Shelton Brothers beers and brewers.
125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990, brickstorepub.com.

All day Aug. 17 at the Porter Beer Bar — Farmhouse Takeover, with 50 saison and farmhouse ales on tap.
1156 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-223-0393, theporterbeerbar.com.

3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Kimball House — Oyster Party, with saisons from Burial, Oxbow, Sante Adairius, Fonta Flora and Creature Comforts.
303 E. Howard Ave., Decatur. 404-378-3502, kimball-house.com.


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Mastering the Art of Home Restoration: A Julia Child Sequel

Source: NY Times Food

A new owner is undertaking efforts to revive Mrs. Child’s Georgetown home, which has fallen into disrepair in recent years.

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Bocado exec chef joins Pinewood, Mercury team to open Bar Americano

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Adam Waller / AJC file photo

After six years running the kitchen at Bocado, Adam Waller has given his notice. Waller is leaving the popular west Midtown burger spot to help the team behind The Pinewood and The Mercury launch two Italian concepts, Bar Americano and Bar Crema, in Buckhead.

Waller will serve as executive chef for both venues. The former will be a restaurant-bar while the latter, located next door, will be a cafe-gelateria. The pair are among numerous concepts coming to the Andrews Square development, formerly known as the East Andrews Entertainment District. They will take the ...

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New executive chef in place at The Farmhouse at Serenbe

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Brian Moll is the new executive chef at The Farmhouse at Serenbe. / Photo by J. Ashley Photography

One of metro Atlanta’s original farm-to-table restaurants will have a new leader in the kitchen beginning tomorrow.

Brian Moll will serve as executive chef at The Farmhouse at Serenbe following a seven year stint with Fifth Group Restaurants at Ecco and La Tavola in Atlanta.

“Once I found out about Serenbe, I fell in love,” said Moll in a prepared statement. “I wanted to have enough land for a big culinary garden with the freshest of produce and to get my hands ...

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