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Cooked To Perfection: Taste of Atlanta 2013

Cooked To Perfection: Taste of Atlanta 2013

ATLANTA -- After a food-filled weekend of sampling, sipping and celebrating, Taste of Atlanta festival attendees are fully satisfied—and possibly even sporting an extra notch on their belt loop!

The epic 12th annual food festival featured over 100 of the city’s premier restaurants and fed more than 45,000 hungry Atlantans. With one-stop access to the city’s varied culinary landscape, an impressive amount of featured cooking classes and seminars and an incredible support of non-profit, community programs, Taste of Atlanta has once again cooked up a recipe for success.

Kevin, Kent Rathbun to compete on 'Chopped'

Kevin, Kent Rathbun to compete on 'Chopped'

ATLANTA -- Atlanta chef Kevin Rathbun and his brother Kent will compete Aug. 11 on the Food Network show "Chopped."

If the pair wins, they will receive $10,000 for their favorite charity.

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A "Chopped" watch party will be held Aug. 11 at Kevin Rathbun Steak from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 and include sliced steaks, desserts and tastings from six local chefs, including Zeb Stevenson and Suzanne Vizethann, both of whom have also competed on the show.

Proceeds from the watch party will benefit a local charity.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

Kevin Rathbun Steak among country's best steakhouses

Kevin Rathbun Steak among country's best steakhouses

ATLANTA -- Travel + Leisure magazine named an Atlanta restaurant one of its "Best Steakhouses in the U.S."

Kevin Rathbun Steak was the city's only steakhouse to make the cut -- highlighted for its "speakeasy-like ambiance and playful Southern-influenced fare," said the magazine.

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RECIPE | Kevin Rathbun's Garlic Chicken Zucchini Salad

"Among the dry-aged steaks, opt for the porterhouse, with butter and jus, or the hulking 22-ounce bone-in rib eye," the article went on to say.

MORE | Read the magazine's full description

10th & Piedmont hosts award-winning Oscar party

10th & Piedmont hosts award-winning Oscar party

Midtown Restaurant Brings the Red Carpet to Atlanta with Food and Drink Specials

On Sunday, February 24, 10th & Piedmont in Midtown is hosting a party in honor of the 85th Annual Academy Awards. To celebrate, the restaurant is playing the famous awards show on a jumbo screen and offering plenty of food and drink specials to “suit” the occasion. Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests can enjoy the following specials:

·         Les Misérables French onion soup with house-made croutons and Swiss cheese ($6.50)

Exploring Atlanta's gastropub scene

Exploring Atlanta's gastropub scene

ATLANTA - The term "gastropub" was coined in the UK in the 90s, marrying the terms "gastronomy" and "pub" (or "publick house" for you completists). The idea was geared toward freshening traditional pub food and creating cuisine that was more adventurist and creative, but that was not unattainable.

In Atlanta, gastropubs have surfaced and crafted a niche for themselves that have attracted some of the world's elite chefs. New gastropubs are showing up with regularity across the area, but if you want to cut your teeth, here's a selection of some of Atlanta's gastropubs.