“Am Foodie, Will Travel For Meals.” Many of us live by that motto … not all of us have the budget to fulfill that dream. Thankfully, we can live vicariously through others. Hot of the plane, Eat It Atlanta has blessed we plebeians with some excellent photo documentation of his recent excursion to New York City. Included are pictures from his lunch at Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin and his meal at Thomas Keller’s Per Se. Sorry ladies, this half of the Ambiguously Foodie Duo is actually off the market … and his lady was the tag along of all tag alongs! As you can see … it was awesome! Go give the trip a twirl!
Todd Richards is fairly well known around these parts. Richards’ restaurant group (Lush Life Group) is the driving force behind Rolling Bones BBQ and One Flew South, that high-end restaurant located in Hartsfield-Jackson’s E-Concourse. However, his notoriety isn’t limited to the Capital of The South.
Mixed in with his stay in Atlanta, Richards spent time in Chicago, in Nashville, and in Palm Beach as the chef de cuisine at the Ritz-Carlton. In fact, all that work even earned him a spot on an episode of Iron Chef America. Nowadays, you’ll find him sticking close to home as he works on a bounty of different projects. One of the most accessible is his blogs, which is one of the better chef scribed blogs to come out of Atlanta.
But of course, Richards still makes time for we poor plebeians of the pen with a stopover for Inside The Chef’s Kitchen. So on this Friday of beautiful weather and happenings, take a peek at what Chef Richards has to say. If you take a liking to Richards’ humor, be sure to check him out on twitter @Rollingbonesbbq. And with that, welcome to ITCK!
I try and keep up with all the new sites that seem to spring up. That said, I’m not entirely sure how these things come across my computer screen. When they do, I try and take note of the ones with a little staying power. Such is the case for blogger Grace Lee, a pint sized scribbler with an impressive appetite. Lee has been doing her thing since June/August last year and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
In August, she started throwing up tidbits of her extensive journeys over on her blog (aptly named My Life, My Food, My Journey). Though she hasn’t posted there in a bit, she usually drops in at least once a week. In between her notations of thought, she seems to be working on a project by the name of Atlanta Gspots (link), a food driven content site that is up, but not yet ready for prime time.
In a tragic move of epic journalistic failure, Slice, the ever popular pizza blog from the gang at Serious Eats, just undermined their years of good work in one fell swoop. In an attempt to unlock the Rubik’s cube that is frozen pizza, one of their bloggers posted the results of a frozen pizza taste test.
Shamefully, the competition was limited to DiGiorno, Red Baron, Freschetta PizzAmore, Tombstone, and the Whole Foods house brand. What a crock … there is just no way to talk frozen discs of goodness unless you mention Totino’s … it’s ridiculously cheap, amazing delicious, and just the best damn frozen product on earth.
To make my ire known to others, I have penned this post and shamed serious eats on their blog! Rise up and join me! Viva La Frozen Pizza Revolution!
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This past weekend, I was coaxed out of my slumber for a day of debauchery. Actually, that’s a bit of an overstatement. The reality is that I (@foodiebuddha) was invited to a little foodie event (The Wine Conclave) at Montaluce Winery and then followed that up with a night cap of Preppy. Unfortunately, no acts of a lascivious nature occurred.
As I said, the event was hosted at LeVigne Restaurant on the Montaluce Winery estate. The event was put together by the guys at Montaluce (@vineyards) and lunch was prepared by Steven Hartman. you can find Hartman over on twitter @Hogballs.
It was a gratis event, so I’m not really in a position to give any feedback; however, I did want to point ya’ll to some of my fellow folk who took the time to document their stay at one of North Georgia’s youngest wineries. All the juicy deets after the jump
It’s been a super busy day, so sorry for the lack of posts. However, I wanted to point out some required reading to all you passionate foodies. To welcome in the new year, Atlanta Magazine’s Christiane Lauterbach (of Knife and Fork fame) wrote a little piece on Korean food. The source of her information (and perhaps her inspiration), was none other than Gene Lee, who we all know as Eat, Drink Man.
The article, which was published on new years day, is full of good tips. Even if you fancy yourself an expert, it’s worth the read. Meanwhile, I strongly suggest you hit up the source. Mr. EDM was kind enough to share his thoughts on the topic, and include some pretty fancy picturas. I’ve taken the liberty of “borrowing” one for this post. Alright, time to go get my football on.
Some dudes just don’t get it. Thankfully, there are blogs out there to help with damage control. The latest such endeavor comes courtesy of a young interior designer. DatealiciousATL.com is straight up foodie with a dash of “how to make you a lady friend.” Focusing on the experience, Madame Datealicious drops a good bit of humor along with all the necessary 411. The reviews are quick, they’re on point, and they come with a nice little picture of said establishment. She’s been fairly prolific the last couple of weeks, so let’s cross our fingers and hope she sticks. For those of you trying to “get rich quick,” I can only say … listen to the women, they always know.
AtlantaEatsBlog.com is now fully cooked. The Steakhead is off to greener pastures of family life and work. Things over in steak-land had died down a good bit over the past year, but that doesn’t mean the content was any less impressive. Anyway, check out his goodbye note if you have a second. So long Steakhead … the ATL blogosphere will miss you.
Wine ratings are highly controversial to say the least. At their core, the ratz seem like a great idea. They take something that isn’t standardized and provide people with a measurable way of differentiating it from one and other. Formed as a consumer protection utility in the early 70s, the shortcomings of the system have been bemoaned while the virtues of the scale have been defended with fervor.
What was once a way to protect customers has turned into a marketing tool of epic proportions for grape smashers all over the world. Recently, the Journal of Wine Economics (no really … it’s a thang!), published two articles that attempt to further discredit the system. The articles were penned by Robert Hodgson, a retired statistics professor. While these tests are often dismissed by winos, this one seems to have a bit more teeth. A few days ago, The Wall Street Journal published an excellent summary piece on Hodgson’s findings. It’s definitely worth the read.
When you are done with that, you should definitely head over to The 89 Project blog. A popular site in its own right, it is definitely one of my favorite wine blogs. If the name doesn’t already give it away, the purpose of the site is to dispel the notion that 89 point wines deserve to be in the bargain bin. Unfortunately, the posting over there isn’t as rampant as I’d like it to be. Still, definitely worth the check out.