I have returned to this photo over and over again. Ever since this little piggy stared me down at the Cabbagetown Stomp & Chomp Chili Cook Off, I have edited and re-edited the pic. And the more I look at it, the weirder I feel. The scorched porkster looks almost content; maybe even happy. Or maybe I’ve just convinced myself of that over the past 2 weeks. I just wonder who ate this guy’s face and if he/she has been thinking about Mr. pig as much as me…
Category Archives: Food Events
You know you work at a cool company when this dude shows up on a Friday afternoon. Time for a ice cream sundae social at work!
We even had a choice of flavors:
I went with Moose Tracks (vanilla with peanut butter cups and chocolate fudge) topped with rainbow sprinkles and a drop of chocolate syrup. I really wanted to take a picture for y’all, but you know the ice cream rule – eat quickly, before it melts.
Last night, I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School, located inside the Viking store in midtown. This event was a perk that’s associated with my daytime job and happened to tie into my nighttime job (hobby) quite perfectly.
Here’s the menu for the night labeled “Dinner Around the World”:
Tuscan Grilled Vegetable Platter
Thai Spring Rolls with sweet & sour sauce
Roasted Chicken (5 different varieties)
Cuban-style Rice Pilaf with black beans
Chocolate-covered strawberries stuffed with Amaretto cream cheese
And now it’s time for another story by photo segment:
This event was super fun and I highly recommend it for a team-building outing, a girls'(guys’) night out, or just a change of pace activity shared among friends. We ate well, drank plenty, learned a few things, and most importantly – we didn’t clean up a thing!
Full menu will be updated shortly for those who are interested.
The Viking Store
1745 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-2404
I spent yesterday afternoon chomping and stomping around Cabbagetown where hundreds of like-minded folks tested out restaurant and civilian chili. Here’s my day in photos:
Honestly, none of the chili that I tried reached an awe-inspiring level but the event was super fun and the turnout was spectacular. A fun, fall day in Atlanta – come out next year!
A few Saturdays ago, I headed to the Georgia Tech area to eat through the many options at the annual event, Taste of Atlanta. The event featured close to 100 local restaurants with a variety of choices to consume. Here is most of what I saw and some of what I ate:
Walking in, an ambush of free pork samples surrounded me; I did not partake in the pork-fest.
First bite of the day – tasted only of mac & cheese, no truffle, no lobster. No recollection of the restaurant since it was very early on.
High quality food coming out of the Indian restaurant (Bhojanic) considering the number of people around and cooking conditions. Tikka masala sauce was spicy and the 3 bean salad was sweetened with orange segments.
The cupcake was good, especially the filling (which was sweetened cheesy goodness), but I prefer moister cake.
The non-non-fat version of Fage greek yogurt is uber creamy and rich.
Excellent flavors at restaurant quality – it was a great chance to try the food without dropping hundreds of dollars
There was pizza…it was only ok
We had some from Rays:
The Ritz Carlton was there serving savory and sweet treats:
Top Flr had the taste of the day:
It sorta tasted like cookie dough, ultra-silky, delicious, sweet, thick, rich, cookie dough.
Too fishy and stringy.
Amazingly awesome ice cream:
I also tried the coconut-jalapeño. The flavors were dead on and the consistency was the cream was rich and freezing without the icy, gritty, failure some ice cream suffers from. Salted caramel and coconut-jalapeño were particularly unreal.
All in all, Taste of Atlanta was a rousing success that gave Atlantans the opportunity to taste food from multiple restaurants. The restauranteurs have hope the eaters will visit their establishments at a later date. Most of the food was above average, with only a few plates blowing me away or making me feel ill.
My only complaint was the overabundance of cupcakes and desserts.