Table Talk: White Oak Kitchen opens, Gluten-free fried chicken at Cardamom Hill, and Kessler reviews The Optimist


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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails opens in Downtown Atlanta
Who’s thirsty? White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails quietly opened its doors this week and is rocking a giant list of cocktails, among other interesting southern chic, farm-to-table dishes.

One farmers market goes super cheesy
Say cheese. Deborah Geering reports that one Atlanta farmers market is stocking up on its cheese offerings.

Taqueria Del Sol launches Piggy Bank Dinner series
At last, they take reservations. Taqueria Del Sol is starting a dinner series to benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance. Guest-chefs will pump out special prix-mix menus. The first dinner is this Sunday.

Octopus Bar’s Angus Brown heading to Asia in ’13
One Atlanta chef is packing his knives and moving to Asia. Octopus Bar’s Angus Brown will be studying Vietnamese and maybe Japanese cuisine thanks to another local chef.

Gluten-free fried chicken introduced at Cardamom Hill
Oh, yes she went there. Chef Asha Gomez added gluten-free fried chicken to her menu this week. For those who don’t believe it is possible, we gave it a try. We believe.

The Optimist restaurant review, Atlanta
AJC’s chief dining critic John Kessler officially reviewed Ford Fry’s The Optimist. What is Kessler’s overall feeling about the place? Optimistic.

Parish gets another look
Creative Loafing re-visits Parish, which is under the new culinary guidance of Edward Russell.

Award-winning peach cobblers from Peach Jam 2012
Stephanie Dazey reports from the judge’s table at the Peach Jam 2012, providing recipes from the best peach cobblers of the day.

Atlanta food truck news
AJC’s Jon Watson is keeping track on all the buzz Atlanta’s food trucks have been getting.

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