Check out the extensive programming details on the festival’s web site—it ranges from bourbon tastings and beer and cheese pairings to a dinner at Woodfire Grill (among several of the city’s best restaurants hosting dinners) that incorporates the flavors of South India. Themes of the event are divided into “Old Traditions,” “New Traditions,” and “Imports and Inspirations.” (Full disclosure: I’ve contributed ideas to the festival as a “curator,” some of whom also include Kristen Hard from Cacao and Dan Latham of Moto Bene Pizza.)
Several headliners for the event have been announced, including Matt and Ted Lee, John Besh from New Orleans, and Tim Love from Fort Worth.
NEWS AND NOTES:
Marvin Woods is airing a series of “video vignettes” on Georgia Public Broadcasting called Georgia Cooks that promote locally grown produce and recipes for how to cook them.
Alpharetta. Look for Tre, serving “authentic Vietnamese cuisine”, to open soon at 3055 Northpoint Parkway.
Buckhead. Look for Sophie’s Uptown—a cafe and bakery for people but also dedicated to providing for the care of homeless animals—to open this month at 52 Pharr Road.
Tomorrow’s News Today is reporting that Perla, a variation on a taqueria, is slated to open in the former Mrs. Winner’s location at 1958 Piedmont Road soon.
Thomas McKeon, formerly of Terrace at the Ellis Hotel, has joined the Grand Hyatt Buckhead as its executive chef.
Flip Buckhead opens today, October 19, at 3655 Roswell Road, with several brand new menu items including fried potato skins, a chicken and waffle burger and a killer Thai shake. P.S. Look for the announcement of a non-burger project from the Flip team in Poncey Highland.
Downtown. Tomorrow’s News Today first reported that Harvest Bistro, an American bistro from the owners of Lakeview Bistro and Venice Pizza in Alpharetta, is slated to open in the former Au Bon Pain space at 30 Ivan Allen Plaza in November.
Candler Park. What Now Atlanta is reporting that a former Metrotainment company executive has purchased Radius Cafe.
Morningside. Nick Melvin has been hired as chef de cuisine at Rosebud (first tweeted by Green Olive Media)
The flagship store of the Cook’s Warehouse just celebrated its One Year Anniversary in Midtown Atlanta’s Ansley Mall.
Question of the Week: What former Buckhead fine dining spot has reopened as a late night cocktail lounge?
PS. The answer to last week’s QOTW—Which up-and-coming chef is consulting on frozen yogurt flavors at a new Sandy Springs spot?— Julia LeRoy at Three on the Tree Frozen Yogurt, via Foodie Buddha. (Commentor Andre called that one out.)