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  • Wyatt Williams

    Deputy Food Editor

    Williams owes his name to Peter Fonda’s character in Easy Rider. He was raised in Louisiana and subsequently apprenticed as a welder in Florida. While living in San Francisco, he worked on two oral history volumes, Underground America and Out of Exile, published by McSweeney’s. His writing has appeared in the Literary Review, Nylon, HTMLGiant, and elsewhere. In 2012, he received an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award for arts feature writing. Prior to joining Atlanta, he served as Creative Loafing’s events editor. He runs the Covered Dish blog and contributes regularly to the magazine.

 

This is what an eight course blood dinner looks like

What began as a conversation on Twitter months ago became an eight course "Blood Dinner" at Livingston last night. Chef Zeb Stevenson brought in the formidable talents of Tyler Williams, Ryan Smith, and Josh Hopkins for a collaborative meal of blood-centric dishes. The menu ranged from classical dishes like pressed squab to futuristic inventions like the "Bloody Pebbles," which were something like the Dippin' Dots of blood. The chefs seemed to be genuinely excited by the challenge and their enthusiasm showed on the plates. Take a look below. Read more...

One Eared Stag to host "End of the World" dinner

As you may know, the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on December 21, 2012. (Check out the video below if you need an idea of what that will look like.) Considering that the date is coming soon, there are some things you might want to think about, like what you should wear, who you want to be with, and what you want to be doing when the world ends. Chef Robert Phalen of One Eared Stag has one suggestion: come have dinner at his restaurant. For the evening, he's hosting a dinner of apocalyptic proportions. We asked Phalen a few questions about the dinner. Read more...

Anthony Bourdain announces new CNN show, Parts Unknown

A teaser clip from Anothony Bourdain's new show for CNN, Parts Unkown, was released this afternoon. Details are scarce, but Bourdain's mood and attitude are in full focus for the clip, in which he opines about the virtues of "sharing a pipe with a shaman" over "all inclusive" travel packages. Read more...

Local restaurants offer free meals for veterans today

A number of local restaurants are offering free meals for veterans today. From the Concentrics restaurant group: "All of our locations will be offering complimentary entrees to all military personnel, with a valid military I.D. Participants include: ONE. midtown kitchen, TWO urban licks, TAP, Murphy’s, LPC, Lobby Bar and Bistro, ROOM at Twelve, FLIP – Howell Mill, FLIP – Buckhead and HD1." Read more...

Reservations Required: Blood Dinner at Livingston

Champagne and Caviar at Three Sheets, November 13 Three Sheets in Sandy Springs debuts a weekly feature of rotating caviar selections and champagne splits. Read more...

Eric Wolitzky to headline Salon du Chocolat in NYC

Pastry chef Eric Wolitzky is having a good year. Until 2012, Wolitzky might have been best know for having a solid (but not winning) run in 2010 on the first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts. Since taking over the baking team at the expanded Bakery at Cakes & Ale, Wolitzky has recieved a glowing nod of approval on Bon Appetit's list of Best New Restaurants for 2012. "Don't even think about skipping dessert at this restaurant and bakery, where the last course gets top billing," the headline glowed. They also included a gorgeous slideshow of his sweets. Read more...

Shane Devereux leaves the Lawrence, heads to Greyfield Inn

Earlier this year, we announced that Shane Devereux was leaving his position as executive chef of TOP FLR of Sound Table but remaining partner at the Lawrence. Devereux now says that he's no longer involved in day to day operations at The Lawrence, the much-hyped new Midtown restaurant that opened earlier this year. Starting November 9, Devereux will head to Cumberland Island to do a month-long stint at the Greyfield Inn. Read more...

Natalie Dupree's Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking release party tonight

Southern food legend and former Atlantan Natalie Dupree returns to Atlanta tonight at the Cook's Warehouse in Ansley Mall for the release of Mastering the Art of the Southern Cooking. The cookbook, which Dupree wrote with Cynthia Graubart, is a massive, encyclopedic volume with more than 750 recipes. The book is being touted as the "first comprehensive book on the beloved foods of the South since the groundbreaking Southern Cooking, by Mrs. H.R. Dull in 1928." Read more...

 
 

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