Answer: Jay Swift, Anne Quatrano, Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings, Kevin Gillespie, Bruce Logue. Question: Who are just a few of the awesome chef’s showing up at this years Attack of The Killer Tomato Festival?
Yes ladies and gents … it is that time again. Thanks to the good folks over at Georgia Organics, the Killer Tomatoes are back. Just like last year, the event will land at the Westside Urban Market, home to places like JCT Kitchen and Star Provisions. From 1pm – 5pm on Sunday August 8th, you’ll be able to indulge yourself in a sea of all things red.
I know … I know … many of you were up in arms … angry, confused, and disappointed. This past Friday, you woke up, grabbed your morning coffee, and opened your browser intent on seeing yet the latest installment of Inside The Chef’s Kitchen. But alas, nothing was there and so hearts were broken, children were fire bombing, and the world was not at peace. Well, something else was going on, so I took a few days off.
And so on this particular Monday, we have a special edition of ITCK to compensate for my indiscretion. As the series concludes its second month, we have yet another stellar participant. Enter Jay Swift of the quasi-eponymous 4th And Swift.
Previously, the longtime Atlanta chef (but Baltimore native) served up culinary delights at South City Kitchen and the now defunct Rainwater. These days, he finds himself doing his thang down in the Old 4th Ward. His continental cuisine powered by a seasonal menu is often discussed around these parts and makes for excellent food porn. Alright y’all, duck, because there my be some shurikens flying. And with that, welcome to ITCK!
Taste of Atlanta has long been known as the premier foodie festival in the Dirty South. After setting up shop at Atlantic Station the past couple of years, the festival has relocated to nearby Technology Square in Midtown for this year. The corner of 5th and Spring is already blocked off, tents and other temporary fixtures now line the street, and it looks like it’s going to be one heck of an event.
With a whopping 80+ restaurants, a handful of celebrity chefs, live music, and a whole mess of activities, I’m not about to list out all the events and goings on. However, here is the 411 on what to expect!
Another week comes, another “restaurant week” hits. Atlanta’s Midtown Restaurant Week, which drops for the 4th time, starts tonight (August 29) and runs through Sunday, September 6th. This one features a whopping 43 restaurants (if my math is correct). In what has become formulaic normalcy, you show up at one of the participating restaurants, ask for and order off a special prix-fixe menu, and get three courses for $25. Don’t forget: alcohol isn’t included, and neither is tax and gratuity. If you want the full on onslaught of information, check out the Midtown Restaurant Week official website. Otherwise, just keep reading for the list of menus and restaurants!
Whoever came up with the Gayot list of Top 40 Restaurants for 2008 is as bad as Adam Platt, NY Mag’s pontificator. André Gayot should be rolling over in his grave. Okay, well – he’s not dead … so that’s a bit hard to do, but you get the idea. I would not be surprised to hear that “the nameless” never actually ate at the restaurants that appeared on that Top 40 list, or on any of the other lists for that matter.