Great Miller Light Chili Cook-Off is on the move

It’s difficult to outgrow a venue as spacious as Stone Mountain Park but the 34th annual Great Miller Light Chili Cook-Off has apparently managed that particular feat. This year’s tomato sauce enrobed ground meat swill fest will take place at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Saturday, October 5. The annual extreme eating event has also undergone a name change, The Great Miller Lite Chili and BBQ Cook-Off, reflecting the new venue’s ability to host amateur pit masters, all vying for the coveted best barbecue chicken and ribs awards.

At least this compromise comes with peaches

Five years ago, you would have had trouble finding Georgia’s most iconic fruit at a local farmers market. Peaches, like Vidalia onions, are usually grown on large commercial farms and distributed nationally through a system that gives little preference to local retail outlets.
Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market announces its first restaurants

Ponce City Market has announced the first batch of vendors set to open in its Central Food Hall. Dub’s Fish Camp (Anne Quatrano), H&F Burger (Linton Hopkins), Jia, Honeysuckle Gelato, and Simply Seoul Kitchen (Hannah Chung and Grace Lee) will open in one of the largest brick structures in the Southeast. Openings will be staggered: Dub’s, H&F, Honeysuckle, and Simply Seoul are aiming for spring 2015 and Jia is aiming for winter 2014.

Storico Fresco to move to a larger space, expand offerings

Come February or March, Storico Fresco, the handmade pasta shop that opened in Buckhead last year, will move to a new location and expand its offerings to be more like an Italian grocery.

Kerala cooking 101

I’m in major infatuation mode with regional Indian cuisine right now. Chicken tikka masala? Don’t even think about it. It’s the Indian cuisine equivalent of Kraft mac-n-cheese.

Local Roots app delivers fresh produce, goods from Georgia farms, artisans to your door

If you’ve ever used Instacart for its convenience and bought a CSA share for its local quality, Local Roots is for you. With a clean and streamline interface, the app allows users to select farms or stores within 50 miles of Atlanta from which they can order produce, cold-pressed juices, handmade soaps, and freshly baked cookies.

Broad Street, get ready for food trucks

Goodbye flea markets, hello fish tacos.

This week, try the chicken your grandma ate

If you’ve never tasted pastured chicken (and most Americans under the age of 60 have not), this is a good week to change things up a little. In Georgia and New York, it's Pastured Poultry Week.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival this Sunday

They’re big, red, and juicy and headed straight for Atlanta.The fourth annual JCT Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is this Sunday, July 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Chefs, farmers, and mixologists are banning together to benefit Georgia Organics and celebrate a dedication to locally grown produce.

Atlanta loves CSAs

Community Supported 
Agriculture (CSA) is the gawky term for a feel-good undertaking: Members purchase a subscription “share” in a farm, and then at weekly pickup locations they receive boxes—or bags, or baskets—of just-harvested produce and sometimes other staples, including eggs, cheese, or meat.

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