Foodies News - September 1st


Midtown Restaurant Week at Park 75 at Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Join Park 75 (among other participating restaurants) for the fifth annual Midtown Restaurant Week - Saturday, September 4 to Sunday, September 12. Enjoy a $25 Three Course Menu, with previews beginning August 31. More Participating Restaurants on Open Table

Whole Foods in Sandy Springs

My husband's country club uses White Oak Pastures beef for their burgers and chop steaks. You can buy this outstanding, local, grass-fed beef, too. Whole Foods is featuring White Oak Pastures for only a buck a burger, this Friday ONLY -- September 3rd! They are also grilling out that afternoon and selling cooked burgers for a $1! Yum!

There is a terrific video of Chef Kevin Gillespie on a recent visit to White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA on their website. The video, tons of recipes (Bahn Mi or apple cheddar burgers, anyone?) and cooking tips, plus the scoop on why grass-fed is so great, are all available here: Grass-fed Beef. And remember - please, don’t over-cook the beef!


Foodbuzz Buitoni Contest

Foodbuzz is a fun foodie site. Try it out with this contest. Good luck!

Suggest your own vegetable side dish recipe to pair with a Buitoni Riserva pasta or Buitoni Frozen meal and you could win a Calphalon 13-piece cookware set!
Buitoni Contest

The Great Food Truck Race Contest

With every vote you cast, get a chance to win a trip to Food Network’s Food and Wine Festival in New York City! Wow - That would be fun!
Food Trucks Contest

- Becca


Taste of Chamblee This Weekend! Aug. 21 11:30 AM - 8 PM

Taste of Chamblee is this weekend on Saturday, August 21st from 11:30 AM to 8 PM.

Admission is free, and the festival will include these events -

Over 30 restaurants will offer food samples for $1 - $4

Artwalk - More than 40 regional artists will offer photography, pottery, sculpture, and more

Live Music - Regional bands will play on the main stage

Kids Zone - Kids can play at the interactive zone with rock climbing, inflatables, and crafts

Beverage Garden and Wine Tasting - Buy beers in the Beer Garden, or buy a wine bracelet to taste wine samples

Sounds like fun!

- Becca


Peach Sale Tomorrow at Whole Foods Sandy Springs

Whole Foods Market in Sandy Springs is having a One Day Sale tomorrow from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM on LOCAL peaches from Lane Southern Orchards – only 49¢/pound! It’s a wonderful way to promote a local vendor and celebrate a Georgia Summer favorite.

They will also be sampling out several delicious peach dishes like Peach Blackberry Cobbler and Grilled Peach and Vidalia Salad.

Here are some peach recipes you might enjoy:

Peach Blackberry Cobbler

Chilled Peach Soup

Rustic Peach Tart

- Becca


Help Atlanta's Hungry - Join the Supper Club!

ATLANTA (July 29, 2010) – Costanzo Astarita and Mario Maccarrone owners of Baraonda Caffe Italiano, located in the heart of Midtown, have once again brought innovative Italian “Vita” to Buckhead with Baroni Casual Italian in Brookwood Place. Both Baroni & Baraonda offer authentic Italian cuisine in a casual, relaxed environment.

Baraonda and Baroni’s executive Chef Costanzo Astarita has created a menu to please the palates of Atlanta’s most discerning patrons. Baraonda, open since 2000, has become a favorite of both Atlanta residents and visitors alike. Baraonda specializes in wood-fired brick oven pizzas, while also serving a variety of salads, pastas and other Italian specialties such as veal, lamb, chicken and fresh fish. Baroni is quickly becoming a neighborhood favorite for pizzas, pastas, paninis, veal Milanese while introducing Atlantans to the city’s first fresh Mozzarella bar. If you crave an authentic Italian experience, be sure to join us at either restaurant on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 as the two locations partner with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to host The Supper Club dining event.

Baraonda Caffe Italiano is located at 710 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Friday 11:00 a.m. - Midnight; Saturday 11:30 a.m. – Midnight and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. For more information about Baraonda, call 404.879.9962 or visit www.baraondaatlanta.com.

Baroni Casual Italian is located 1745 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; and Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. They are currently closed on Sundays, but will begin service soon. For more information about Baroni, call 404.724.9100 or visit www.baroniatl.com.

Supper Club provides diners the pleasure of enjoying a meal at some of Atlanta’s hottest restaurants while supporting hunger relief. Each month a different restaurant serves as host, and 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds benefits Atlanta’s Table, the prepared food rescue project of the Food Bank.

Supper Club was created in the late 1990s to celebrate the partnership between Atlanta’s Table and Atlanta’s hospitality community. Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Food Bank, provides approximately 40,000 pounds of prepared food for Atlanta’s hungry each month. With sponsorship from CBS Atlanta, Ethic Inc., Jezebel magazine, and 92.9 davefm, Atlanta’s Table Supper Club generates funds to ensure continued operations of the project. For more information about Supper Club, visit www.ACFB.org, or contact Daphne Hill at 678.553.5996 or daphne.hill@ACFB.org.