Happy Oyster on the Half Shell Day, and hello from South Florida! I’m in Jupiter for the weekend to celebrate a friend’s wedding and to crash on the beach. Here’s a quick Friday Favorites update!
Favorite food photo: this poke bowl from Poke Burri. Read more about it in this roundup I did for StyleBlueprint Atlanta.
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This pretty thing is a customized poke bowl from Poke Burri in EAV. Salmon, cabbage, beets, and a peanut sauce came together for one of my favorite poke bowls yet. 😋 🐟 Head over to @styleblueprintatlanta to learn more about Poke Burri and other deconstructed sushi options in ATL. Link in bio 👉🏻 @liapicard #eastatlanta
Favorite weekend event: Peachtree Road Farmers Market Opening.
This Saturday, April 1, Atlanta welcomes back the Peachtree Road Farmers Market at the Cathedral of St. Philip. In its 11th year, the market prides itself on being the largest producer-only farmers market in the state. FYI: “producer-only” means that all of the items sold at the market are grown, raised, or made by the sellers.
The market’s return is exciting enough, but this year the people behind the market (including Nick Leahy of Saltyard) are spearheading an important campaign. The Farm to Table for Seniors program is a collaboration between the PRFM and Meals On Wheels Atlanta working to bring unsold produce to the seniors benefiting from MOWA. How it works: the market purchases about 150 pounds of unsold produce from the farmers and then sells it to MOWA at a highly discounted rate. Win for the farmers, win for the senior citizens relying on MOWA.
Favorite Food Happening: Canoe’s Season Opener BBQ with Terrapin.
I hope you’ll join me for this super delicious event taking place at Canoe on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Canoe is welcoming the Atlanta Braves and Terrapin (the official craft beer of the Braves) to the Smyrna/Vinings area with a whole hog dinner. Chef Matthew Basford will roast a Georgia Ossawbaw hog and serve it up with sides and desserts. Side note about these hogs. They’re from a farm called Hamthropology out of Milledgeville, GA. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard such a cute name for a farm before.
Treats on the menu I personally can’t wait to try include: beer brined Springer Mountain chicken wings, sweet potato hash, beer can chicken salad, Recreational Ale doughnuts, and kangaroo corn dogs. Yes, kangaroo! Chef Basford is Australian so there are some Australian influences on Canoe’s menu.
Don’t forget the beer! Terrapin will bring their beer A-game with Luau Krunkles, Hopsecutioner, Mosiac, and Recreational Ale. Sounds like a great way to end the week! Tickets are $65 per person and are inclusive of food and drink.
That’s all for today. Gotta go get my vacation time on! Hope you all have a great weekend.