Celebrate Charlotte Nelson [Reminder]

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 23, 2013


I just wanted to remind everyone that on Tuesday, February 26th (aka this Tuesday), there is a fundraiser at SweetWater Brewery for Fox Bros. BBQ executive chef Charlotte Nelson.  Nelson recently succumbed to breast cancer.  The event will serve to celebrate Charlotte’s life.  Meanwhile, the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Center, which is widely regarded for its extremely low overhead (aka … the money you give will end up in the scientist’s hands).

There will be plenty of “action” at the event. Ryan Hidinger of Staplehouse, who is in the midst of his own cancer treatment, is scheduled to speak.  There will be roughly twenty chefs (including Ryan Smith of ESS and Eddie Hernandez of TdS) slinging grub; and, in addition, tickets to the event are now just $50 (originally they were $100).  So basically … GO!!!!!

It should be a rocking good but bittersweet time; check out the details after the jump.

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Stashes For Cashes Does Some Good, Tara Murphy Wins Some Cheese

Posted by Foodie Buddha on December 01, 2011

Just a quick update for all you interested parties.  Thanks in large part to a cheese party giveaway from Tim the Cheeseman and the hard work of 13 other folliclely inclined gents, team Stashes for Cashes raised over $7,000 during their Movember moustache drive.  The generous winner of the highly sought after cheese party was Tara Murphy, who runs PR Firm 360 Media.  Meanwhile, be on the lookout for a tall slender radio host who is newly shaven.  That’s Bert Weiss, who decided to shave for the good of the cause (and a $1,000 donation!).  Heck yeah!

Visit A Moustache Party, Win A Cheese Party: Movember and Cheese 101 with Tim Gaddis

Posted by Foodie Buddha on November 18, 2011


Tim Gaddis is the best known cheesemonger in Atlanta … bar none.  In case you don’t know, he runs the cheese shop at Star Provisions in Westside.  On any given day, you’ll find him roaming his little cheese shop handing out deliciousness.  Well, right now – Gaddis, and a few other of Atlanta’s finest dudes, are participating in the Movember charity event and Gaddis has decided to raise the stakes a little.

First, the background:  You can get all the details about Movember on their website, but here’s the short of the long:

Movember is a worldwide mustache movement to promote awareness of men’s health issues.  Kind of like breast cancer month but for dudes.  The donations go to the Livestrong Foundation and Prostate Cancer Foundation.  The mustache is just a way to start the conversation.  All the details, after the jump!

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Jerry Garcia Returns To Rosebud August 1st-7th [Dinners]

Posted by Foodie Buddha on July 27, 2011

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Ron Eyester, aka @TheAngryChef, has a long and unabashed love affair with jam band music.  It’s safe to say that Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead’s posthumous leader, is the siren of Eyester’s eye.   Perhaps it has something to do with Garcia’s own fondness for cooking.  To celebrate, Eyester mixes his love of music and his passion for extended guitar riffs with his yearly Jerry Garcia Dinner at his Virginia-Highland restaurant Rosebud.

This event has become so popular that Eyester expanded the gig from a two-night showing to a week long festival.  Incorporated into the celebration is lots of live music at Rosebud’s sister restaurant The Family Dog, and a special dinner. 

While the whole thing runs August 1st to the 7th, the week will conclude with Lewis Newmark’s 4th Annual Jerry Day at The Family Dog from 1 – 10 p.m.  the dinner itself takes place on Wednesday August 3rd.  Here are the details!

Jerry Garcia Dinner at Rosebud

Cost: $48/person (tax + gratuity not included)
Menu: To be determined the night of the event [an homage to Garcia’s improvisational style]
When: Wednesday August 3rd @ 7:30pm.
Reservations: via phone at 404.347.9747

Extras: Live music from Parker Smith & Michael Chesin
Full Music Schedule (pdf)

The Great Food Truck Race In Atlanta For Memorial Day: Updated [RoamingATL] 11

Posted by Foodie Buddha on May 27, 2011

UPDATED: 5.28 @ 10:30a

Remember last year when we mentioned the Food Network’s new show called The Great Food Truck Race?  Well, earlier this month, TFN confirmed what we already knew … the lineup of food trucks for season 2.  Hosted by Tyler Florence, filming is already in full swing and as it turns out, we’re hosting one of the stops here in Capital of the South.  That’s right folks, The Great Food Truck Race is filming in Atlanta during Memorial Day Weekend before the show debuts August 14th.

This season’s lineup consists of Café Con Leche from LA, Devilicious from A Whale’s Vagina, Hodge Podge from Cleveland, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese from Boston, Seabirds from Costa Messa, Sky’s Gourmet Tacos from LA, The Lime Truck from Irvine, and Korilla BBQ from NYC.  Though I’m sad to report that several teams have already been eliminated by now, there is still no short of opportunities to check out this food this weekend.

If you want to follow all the action, be sure to give us a follow via twitter on @RoamingATL, and we’ll keep you up to date on where everyone is.  Also, we’ll be updating this post as more info rolls in.  In the mean time, for some of the specifics … AND SOME SPOILERS … check out the rest of the post after the jump!

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Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week 2010 Starts Tonight

Posted by Foodie Buddha on July 26, 2010

downtown atlanta restaurant week 2010 logo 

That’s right people, another year … another opportunity to skedaddle to Downtown Atlanta for some dining deals.  Starting tonight, and running through August 8th, 27 restaurants are serving up prix-fixe menus that give adventurous eaters the opportunity to eat on a budget.  For the most part, each meal includes an app, an entrée, and some dessert.  You will have to shell out a few more bucks if you want something to drink.  In addition, I suggest you tip your server. ;-)  Details after the jumpage!

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Tomato Season: Attack Of The Killer Tomato Festival Returns For 2010 2

Posted by Foodie Buddha on July 26, 2010

Attack of The Killer Tomato Festival for $500 please Mr. Kebert Xela …

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.

To further wet your whistle, check out Savory Exposure’s recap of last years event.  When you’re done with that, go check out Running With Tweezers flickr set.  Tickets are $45 for Georgia Organics members and $50 for those of you who are not.  However, prices go up this Saturday (to $65)… so I suggest you buy them now! Full details just after the jump!

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Muffin Sudbery & The Sexy Popsicle Girls Descend On The Food Truck Extravaganza [Food Trucks] 4

Posted by Foodie Buddha on April 28, 2010

crowd shot! DUCK! by foodiebuddha.

Last Thursday, foodies, lawyers, socialites, and professional lame wads came out in full force for the Food Truck Extravaganza in the Souper Jenny parking lot.  Even with a who’s who of ATL, the most important guests were most definitely Muffin Sudbery & The Sexy Popsicle girls.  Armed with fistfuls of cash, a feverous need for grub, and a seemingly endless amount of stomach space, these four women took to the festival like Al Bundy takes to a Hondo marathon.

Thankfully, the ladies were nice enough to bring me a stash of pictures and a handful of samples to check out.  While recapping an event you can’t attend in the future may make you feel teased and taunted, fear not … all of this food is available with a little bit of patience and good detective work.

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The Underground Food Truck Extravaganza By Souper Jenny [Food Trucks] 3

Posted by Foodie Buddha on April 19, 2010


Breaking news: On Thursday, April 22nd, Buckhead’s Souper Jenny will be cancelling their Grilled Cheese Night.  Instead, proprietor Jenny Levison will be hosting the Super Secret Underground Food Truck Extravaganza (from 6pm to 9pm).  Yes, it seems that the food truck craze that is just now inundating our daily lives is getting another big push from “fringe” to “mainstream.”

The previously mentioned Incredible Flying Soup Mobile will be there, serving up Nantucket lobster rolls and shrimp posole.  In addition, my favorite popsicle dude (The King of Pops) and Black Tie Barbeque will be on hand, fighting with The Good truck, Taqueria del Sol, and The Pickle for your stomach space.  In fact, there will be a few more vendors and FREE WINE!!!! (while supplies last).  Woot!

Most importantly, this is a street food affair – so leave your plastic at home. Get there:

Souper Jenny Restaurant Address & Information

56 E. Andrews Dr, Atlanta, GA 30305 // Souper Jenny website // Souper Jenny menu

BaconFest At Dad’s Garage Renders In Fat On March 27th 1

Posted by Foodie Buddha on March 24, 2010


Ladies and gentleman, vegetarians and pescatarians of all ages, get ready to check out BaconFest 2010 this Saturday, March 27th.  Hosted annually by Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Inman Park, the fundraiser features the predictably awesome combination of beer, bands, and bacon!  Admittedly, I’m not such a big fan of the first part, but it’s still a hell of the combination.  The party starts at 1pm and goes until 5pm (which is when the improv show starts).

Amongst the musicians that you’ll find on site, Mike LaSage of P’Cheen will be serving up jalapeño-infused bacon while playing tunes with his band.  You’ll also be able to hear the Fingering Brothers, Bases Loaded, The Jaguars, and Nine Inch Neils.

Here’s the deal on tickets:

  • Big Pig – VIP Fest + Show Tickets: $45- Includes admission to BaconFest from 1-5pm, game tickets, UNLIMITED BEER & BACON, and admission to the 5pm improv show.
  • Medium Pig – Festival + UNLIMITED BEER & BACON: $35 - Includes admission to BaconFest from 1-5pm, game tickets, and (yup, we’ll say it again) UNLIMITED BEER & BACON.
  • Lil’ Pig – Fest Only: $15 – Includes admission to BaconFest from 1-5pm, game tickets, 1 draft beer, and 1 pork-tion of bacon.

If you hurry, you can buy your tickets online!!!


Dad’s Garage Information

280 Elizabeth Street, Atlanta, GA 30307 // 404.523.3141 // Dad’s Garage website // Dad’s Garage twitter // Dad’s Garage on facebook

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