Miller Union celebrates first anniversary with Grand Harvest Dinner

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In honor of its one-year anniversary, Miller Union is celebrating with an inaugural Grand Harvest Dinner on Wednesday, November 10.

Co-owner/chef Steven Satterfield will put a different spin on his monthly Harvest Dinner tradition by creating a special four-course, family-style meal to be shared throughout the restaurant around communal tables. And guests will toast to a successful and exciting first year with a complimentary glass of champagne.

The seasonal, sustainable, and Southern-inspired resto racked up a number of local and national awards while drawing food fans in droves during its first year, and Satterfield and his team are looking forward to an even bigger year two. Satterfield took some time to share his thoughts about the past year’s experiences.

Q: After a whirlwind first year, what do you look back on as your greatest achievements?

SS: I can’t decide between the James Beard nomination, Bon Appetit‘s top ten, or Esquire‘s top twenty.

Q: What have been your greatest challenges?

SS: Finding time to sleep or relax.

Q: What can we look forward to in year two?

SS: We’re starting off big! Just got booked for Martha Stewart’s show for a Thanksgiving episode. Also we’ll be on the show Unique Eats on December 12 and many national print publications January through March. We’re on a roll.

Q: When you have the time, where do you enjoy eating?

SS: In Atlanta: Dynamic Dish, Cakes & Ale, Holeman & Finch, Abattoir. In New York: ABC Kitchen, The Breslin, Prune, Smith & Mills.

For more details about the dinner, visit http://www.millerunion.com/site/harvest-dinner

NEWS AND NOTES:

Restaurant Eugene, Rathbun’s, Bacchanalia, and MF Buckhead were named to Georgia Trend‘s Top 10 dining destinations for 2010.

Woodfire Grill chef/owner and season six Top Chef favorite Kevin Gillespie is teaming up with best-selling cookbook author David Joachim in a two-book deal scheduled to be published in fall 2012 and fall 2013.

Speaking of book deals, former Watershed toque Scott Peacock is getting a $500,000 advance for his memoir of Edna Lewis, tentatively titled An Uncommon Friendship.

The Georgia Restaurant Association’s 2010 GRACE Awards winners will be announced November 14 at the GRACE Awards event at Loews Hotel in Midtown.

Besha Rodell notes that Atlanta’s cocktail culture, along with the beer and coffee-bar scene, is featured in this month’s Imbibe Magazine.

Buckhead. Tomorrow’s News Today first reported that Figo co-founder Mirko Di Giacomantonio is planning to open a Mirko Pasta at 4233 Roswell Road.

ToNeTo is also reporting that a Subway will open in the former Dressed Salads space inside the Terminus development by years end.

Downtown. The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse located in the Embassy Suites Hotel at Centennial Olympic Park is adding additional space at the restaurant.

Grindhouse Killer Burgers was named the 2010 Downtown Design Excellence Award winner in the restaurant/bar category at Downtown Development Day.

Duluth. The AJC is reporting that a new Korean fried chicken spot, Kko Kko Chicken, is slated to open in the Nukoa Shopping Plaza soon.

Midtown. Creative Loafing is reporting that Abrigo, opening in the location that was previously Mitra, is gearing up to start service in the next two weeks.

Old Fourth Ward
. 4th & Swift will host their inaugural Bourbon-and-Bordeaux Game Dinner on Wednesday, November 17.

Reynoldstown. H. Harper Station, a “modern watering station” featuring a warm, intimate environment and smart bar menu from the Lush Life Group (One Flew South), has opened at 904 Memorial Drive.

Roswell. What Now Atlanta first reported that neighborhood bistro Relish will be closed on December 31 by its owners, who will reopen it as Pico Authentico, featuring Mexican cuisine.

Sandy Springs. The eagle-eyed folks at Thrillist are reporting that R. Rice , an eclectic Asian grill and ”wok-ery,“ has opened at 1140 Hammond Drive.

Vinings. Heirloom Market BBQ, featuring two Texas-built smokers, has opened at 2243 Akers Mill Road.

Question of the Week: What popular Vinings restaurant is being converted to a wine bar featuring Napa-technology wine stations? 

P.S. The answer to last week’s QOTW—What is the name of the Buckhead Life resto that opened at Phillips Arena last weekend?—is Chops Clubside.

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