Gato Arigato: Baton Supper Series Is Back … Sort Of

Posted by Foodie Buddha on December 09, 2012

noodle porn from ivan ramen at baton supper series

Baton Supper Series, that “on hiatus” underground supper club run out of Gato Bizco in Candler Park is revving up again.  Moses Archuleta & Bryson Tedford, who brought us awesomeness like this, mass mailed some people earlier tonight with some information.  All you need to know is in the email, which I’ve posted after the jump.

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BATON Supper Series: Ramen Time with Ivan Orkin

Posted by Foodie Buddha on June 18, 2012

Gato Tokyo Bizco

When I told Spark Plug not to leave the city this month, I meant it.  Did she listen? No, no she didn’t.  When she reads this, am I going to get an international phone call shortly thereafter at which time I will be dressed down? Admittedly, I did not tell her exactly why … so for that I’ll grant her a brief reprieve. [yes, I can keep secrets y’all, even from my best of friends].  But let’s move on and stop twisting the knife in that poor girl’s heart.  Her loss is our gain (as an extra-seat is available).

BATON Supper Club at Candler Park’s Gato Bizco Café is back (for Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th) and this one might be the biggest coup yet! [I feel like I say that every time they announce one of those things].

Now that my reservations are in place, I am happy to share with y’all the details for the latest rendition of the show.

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BATON Supper Series Returns: Mirarchi & Headley

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 12, 2012

Steady Diet of Something

Archuleta and Tedford are back again with another rendition of their BATON Supper Series.  As with the first three, the duet has managed to wrangle another impressive cookmeister from lands abroad.  So check out the details after the jump and hop on the reservation bandwagon asap.

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Danny Bowien BATON Dinner Is Sold Out

Posted by Foodie Buddha on January 06, 2012


The playfully named upcoming Meat & Three BATON Supper Series dinner has sold out.  However, I’m not writing this as a neener neener to those who did not secure a seat (welcome to my club); but instead, I am telling people who planned on taking advantage of the walk-in service that BATON’s plans have changed and that feature is no longer an option.

According to Moses Archuleta (who runs BATON along with Bryson Tedford), the counter is now for reservations only.  However, the Monday night music act is still free for everyone.  Suggested arrival time for that is 10:45 and there will be a single menu item available for purchase to those who show up then.

As for those who will be seated at the counter, it doesn’t sound like the à la carte menu is still available.  I was told:

It may or may not be the same menu, haha. We will figure it out one way or another the days leading up to it. But it shouldn’t end up costing anymore, regardless.

I’m curious to hear what happens there.  I can’t imagine it would be a good idea to complicate service with unique offerings … but even with that apprehensive thought, I would be no less enthused to see what was what.  BATON has earned my trust in the two meals I’ve had … so why expect anything different here.

Baton Supper Series Returns: Mission Chinese Food + Danny Bowien 2

Posted by Foodie Buddha on January 01, 2012

肉 + ㆔

Were you ever around during the formative years for a band that ultimately hit it big?  If you’re anything like me, you feel somewhat responsible for that band’s success and you wear that like a badge of honor.  Ladies and gents, I think you have an opportunity to be a part of that type of culinary explosion.  It seems that Bryson Tedford and Moses Archuleta are kicking ass and taking names.  Only, they’re not a band and they aren’t even chefs.  Their like a crack-commando duo of restaurateur ilk but with a sweet ass concept that you won’t find anywhere else in Atlanta (and perhaps the country).

For the past several months, T&A have been putting on the BATON Supper Series.  They bring in a super awesome chef from lands far away and plop them down in Candler Park’s Gato Bizco Café for a two night whirlwind.

Every month I sit here watching my inbox like a hawk, waiting for news of the next supper club, half expecting a “sorry folks, we just can’t do it anymore.”  And so far, my fears have been summarily dismissed every single time.  Bryson and Moses keep pulling in a huge name every single time.  So check out the details for round 3 of BATON, which drops Monday January 16th and Tuesday January 17th of 2012.

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BATON Supper Series: Tien Ho Dinner

Posted by Foodie Buddha on December 07, 2011

cured chuck ribs from tien ho at baton supper series

This past Monday and Tuesday marked round #2 of the fantastic BATON Supper Series, a sort of subterranean dinner club series that kicked off last month.  If you’ve missed my past posts on BATON, here’s a little catch up for you:

Moses Archuleta, of Deerhunter fame, and Bryson Tedford are the organizers of this monthly endeavor; and, the duo hosts these two night events at Gato Bizco Café in Candler Park.  The club is intended to run the last Monday and Tuesday of the month [dinner #2 was delayed a week on account of the holidays].  What’s particularly cool about these dinners is that Tedford and Archuleta work with chefs who hail from outside of Atlanta.  So every month, not only do you get different food from a different chef, but you get something you won’t be able to get elsewhere in the city.  Party!

Okay, so the October premier featured the M. Wells gang from NYC and was built around black pepper as the central ingredient.  It was awesome … you should read about it.  To pull this Fête du Boeuf off, nabbed Tien Ho, a congenial chef who recently left his position at Momofuku’s Má Pêche in New York City.  For realz people – this guy has skillz!  Dinner … well it rocked.

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BATON Supper Series Returns: Má Pêche’s Tien Ho

Posted by Foodie Buddha on November 30, 2011

baton supper club logo

It’s time for take two of the BATON Supper Series.  This time, Atlanta gets treated to the food of New York chef Tien Ho, who came to fame at Momofuku’s inspired Má Pêche and Ssam Bar, is the super stud who’s going to do the cooking.  For those that missed the premier, BATON is a monthly supper club run out of Gato Bizco in Atlanta’s historic Candler Park and it’s operated by Atlanta residents Moses Archuleta and Bryson Tedford.  What makes BATON so special is that the highly thematic meals are cooked by a well known chef who hails from a far away place.  In other words, it’s a great way to step outside your comfort zone without leaving your hometown.

BATON was originally scheduled to run the last Monday and Tuesday of every month; however, the holidays threw a wrench in the dates for this month’s club.  This dinner is $60 per head and is CASH ONLY (don’t worry – there’s a nearby ATM if you forget).  Beverages are available for purchase for an additional cost and there is an optional $30 pairing if you so choose.  While the menu is top secret, the theme for this meal is fête du boeuf – which means there should be lots of ox on the menu.

You can always keep track of things on BATON website, but here are the details for this month’s dinner:

Monday, Dec 5th

At 6p and 8p are reservations only seatings
From 10-11:15p, it is open to the public and includes snacks and drinks.
From 11:15-11:45, Lonnie Holley will be playing some live tunes.  Everything shuts at midnight.

Tuesday, Dec 6th

Three reserved seatings at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30pm.

To grab a spot, you need to email BATON, so do it fast cuz this thing WILL fill up.

BATON Supper Series: M. Wells and Black Pepper Appreciation Week 4

Posted by Foodie Buddha on October 25, 2011

M. Wells / BATON

Atlanta, I have a bone to pick with you … and I’ll explain why in paragraph six.

For the past few years, supper clubs have been one of the best, if not the best, things about Atlanta’s dining scene.   Tonight (or last night by the time you see this) marked the debut of BATON Supper Series, a locally grown concept that seems poised to make a name for itself.  The brainchild of ATLiens Moses Archuleta (of Deerhunter) and Bryson Tedford,  BATON is a supper series set to throw down on the last Monday and Tuesday of each month (6p-11p).  BATON currently operates out of Gato Bizco Café, a fabulous and truly under appreciated breakfast joint located in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

What makes BATON so appealing is its unique way of introducing Atlanta to different types of food.  Instead of relying on a single voice, Archuleta and Tedford are going to put on each set of monthly meals with the help of a chef of notable acclaim.  Sounds pretty run of the mill right? Wrong! The catch: each round, BATON will feature a different chef who hails from far away.  It’s a kick ass way to breath fresh life into Atlanta’s dining scene and give Atlantans a taste of what’s around.

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Gato Bizco Café: Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Gets Kid Tested … Buddha Approved [Updates] 2

Posted by Foodie Buddha on July 19, 2010

Alright … done with the awws and “how cute is she” declarative questions? Good! Now let’s get it on!

You see, this isn’t so much a review as it is a not so subtle smack over the breakfast burrito reminding you that Gato Bizco Café in Candler Park is where it’s at.  Having survived my nubile attempts at restaurant chatter, Gato Bizco remains one of my go-to breakfast spots in Atlanta.  Folks – have I told you before that getting me to rise before 10am is an exercise in futility?  Only the most seductive temptresses can coax me from my slumber.  Well, that and the promise of a breakfast like the one at hand.  Back in the stream of conscious: Gato Bizco lays a serious beat down to that disaster across the street (which has spread like a fungus).

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Fox Bros Bar-B-Q (BBQ) Restaurant Review – Little Five Points, Atlanta, GA 8

Posted by Foodie Buddha on March 23, 2009

Overall: ★½☆☆

Folks in these parts tend to have very strong feelings about their barbeque.  I guess that rings true throughout the South.  Whether you find yourself in Kansas City, Memphis, the Baby Blues (Carolina country), or the great state of Georgia, you are likely to find a bevy of opinions as to which style reigns supreme.  While I am far from an enthusiast, I have spent my entire childhood in the Deep South. Consequently,  I am well versed on this traditional American food.

Though the impetus behind our recent visit came from another member of the team, it was ultimately my direction that led us to Fox Bros. in the Little Five Points/Candler Park area of town.  When it was all said and done, I felt like I had let my friends down.

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