Atlanta Food News - Week of 6/12/2011

Atlanta Food News - Week of 6/12/2011

Free Chocolate Chip Cookies at Centennial Olympic Park

On Thursday, June 16, the Cookie CAREavan tour will stop at Centennial Olympic Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to hand out free chocolate chip cookies to help sweeten summer travel. Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilmember for District 2, will also proclaim June 16th “National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day” in Atlanta at 10 a.m. before handing out cookies until 11 a.m.

Atlantans can also tweet @DoubleTree for a chance to get a sweet break while the Cookie CAREavan is in town. Using the hashtags #SweetBreak and #CAREavan, office mates can rally together for a chance to win 250 hand delivered chocolate chip cookies to their office on June 16.

DoubleTree Hotels

Georgia Peaches are in Season

This year, the Georgia Peach Council is predicting a tasty season for the Peach State’s namesake fruit. Georgia produces over 2.6 million cartons, or more than 63 million pounds, of sweet-tasting peaches between mid-May and mid-August, and expectations are that the 2011 crop will meet or exceed that level.

“This year’s crop, which will hit prime harvesting season in mid-June, looks very promising,” said Duke Lane III, President of the Georgia Peach Council. “For the best and freshest peaches around, we encourage consumers to ask their grocers for home-grown sweet Georgia peaches.”

Georgia Peaches

Savi Urban Market

Savi Urban Market is a lovely little gourmet market located in the Historic neighborhood of Inman Park, just west of Downtown Atlanta near the corner of Elizabeth St. and North Highland Ave. Daily Candy Atlanta says that Savi is "the in-town grocery where shelves are packed with everything from fresh thyme to toothbrushes." They have a great wine and cheese selection.

Savi works exclusively with certified organic wholesalers to sell organic fruits and vegetables and have a Four-Star rating from The Examiner in Atlanta. They offer a variety of organic and all natural beef, poultry and pork, all fed only vegetarian diets, with no growth hormones or antibiotics, and raised in the most humane environments possible.

Savi Urban Market

Chef Todd Ginsberg of Bocado

The Jew and The Carrot blog, profiled Todd Ginsberg, the chef behind Atlanta’s Bocado restaurant. Deemed the “Best New Chef 2010” from The Atlantan, Ginsberg graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and worked in many restaurants, from Atlanta to Paris, before settling down. Much of the food Ginsberg uses is grown locally, but most of the menu is meat and fish-centric. Some of Ginsberg’s popular dishes include his award-winning burger and deviled eggs.

Ginsberg grew up in a reform Jewish home and has hosted traditional Passover seders at Bocado for the past two years. However, he is not a kosher chef, beginning his interview with The Forward, saying, “I just want to say, right off the back, I’m Jewish, but I cook pork. Is that a problem?”

Here is a link to the article: Todd Ginsberg

Fourth of July BBQ at the Aquarium!

"Experience Independence Day like never before with Jim & Nick’s barbecue and live music provided by The Yacht Rock Revue." The celebration will take place on the top floor of the parking deck, offering unparalleled views of Atlanta’s most magnificent fireworks display, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and tickets are $45 per person. Proceeds benefit Georgia Aquarium’s education initiatives.

For additional information please check out their website at Georgia Aquarium.

When: Monday, July 4, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where: Georgia Aquarium, parking deck rooftop
What: Fourth of July celebration with barbecue, beer, live music and a great view of the Centennial Olympic Park firework celebration
Who: Adults 21 and above

Blade Magazine Knife Show this Weekend

The Blade Magazine Knife Show was held this weekend at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The show featured over 150 booths and 700 tables of exhibitors, including cutlery manufacturers. Blade Magazine Knife Show

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