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Noodling November

November 3 - We hope you're on the tail end of that Halloween candy hangover. 

🎟️ Taste around Chamblee starts tomorrow and lasts through Nov. 5. It's coming up fast, but you can still pick up a couple of last-minute tickets for the best restaurants in Chamblee, Brookhaven, and Doraville here. (Use code RD5 for $5 off.)

😋 Today's newsletter includes a local "Chopped" champion, a farmer's market extravaganza, a dinner for a cause, a celebration of Latin American cuisine, and a jewelry and food meeting of the finds. Plus, quick bites and restaurant news ahead. 

The Rough Draft team
Local chef wins 'Chopped'

 👩‍🍳 A local Atlanta chef won her episode of the Food Network’s “Chopped.” 

“Chopped” is a reality television show that has chefs competing to turn a mystery box of ingredients into a delicious meal. Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar Chef Olivia Hurst delivered a stunning performance in an episode that aired on Oct. 25. 

“This was an exciting opportunity to compete against some amazing chefs, represent Cattle Shed, and give Food Network viewers a glimpse of some of the interesting dishes that inspire me,” said Hurst.

🐚 To find out Hurst's winning three-course meal, click here. 

Peachtree Road Farmers Market  

🥕 As the harvest season comes to a close, the local farmers market is celebrating with its annual fundraiser — a community feast. 

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is inviting the public to enjoy seasonal fare from exceptional Atlanta chefs at its annual Sunday Supper on Nov. 13. Prepared with ingredients from local farmers, the supper will be a take-home feast filled with the flavors of fall. 

“One of our biggest goals is to continue purchasing fresh fruits and veggies next season from our farmers each week to donate to the local food pantry, 
Intown Collaborative Ministries,” said Executive Director Nancy Qarmount. “So far in just the last 11 weeks, we have spent over $8,400 and purchased over 3,000 pounds of fruits and veggies for our neighbors.”

Tickets for the event are $80 per person. They will be available for purchase through Nov. 7. As a bonus, the first 50 people to buy tickets will be entered to win $100 to spend at the farmer's market. 

🍓 Click here for more information. 

💥 For the first time ever, enjoy the wonder of Chomp & Stomp, one of the largest one-day festivals in Atlanta, in the privacy of a tented VIP Experience. Join us Sat., Nov. 5 at Sweet Cheats Atlanta from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. for food, an open bar, private bathrooms, and the Professional Chef Chili Challenge - where you taste and judge. Click here for tickets.
James Beard Foundation charity dinner returns to Ponce City Market

🍽️ The 11th annual “Sunday Supper South” is coming back to Atlanta Nov. 6. 

The annual benefit helps raise funds for the James Beard Foundation, which helps support the individuals behind America’s food culture. This year’s dinner will take place at Ponce City Market and feature an all-female array of talent. From Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia to Pastry Chef Claudia Martinez of Miller Union, attendees will be able to sample a delicious spread from an amazing group of women. 

This year’s menu will be vegetable-forward and incorporate produce from local farms such a White Oak Pastures, Riverview Farms, Woodland Gardens, Crystal Organic Farm, Sweet Grass Dairy, and more. 

➡️ For more information about tickets and chefs, click here. 
Latin Restaurant Weeks celebrates inaugural Atlanta year

🌮 Latin Restaurant Weeks kicks off in Atlanta on Nov. 4.

The two-week food celebration event is celebrating its inaugural year in Atlanta and hopes to bring awareness to the city’s Latin chefs, restaurant owners, caterers, and bartenders. Until Nov. 18, local restaurants will feature special dishes and menus spotlighting a plethora of Latin American cuisine.

Co-founder Karinn Andréa Chavarria said when the concept of a restaurant week first started in New York City, it was generally geared towards fine dining establishments, leaving a void when it came to mom-and-pop establishments and smaller businesses. 

“Our model truly runs the whole gamut of Latin ownership. Consumers can really enjoy everything from small restaurants, to fast casual, to fine dining, trendy spots,” she said. “They can discover a new coffee shop and food truck, so it really kind of encompasses all types of Latin ownership.”

➡️ Click here for more information.
Get yourself some Black Eyed Pearls 

📿 Kathryn King, the long-time pastry chef for Aria, has started a new jewelry line called “Black Eyed Pearls.”

King, who is a metalsmith as well as a talented chef, was inspired to create her line by iconic southern food ingredients, according to a press release. The signature piece of the line is a sterling silver necklace made with black-eyed pea “beads.”

King said she has always had a strong connection to the iconic southern dish.

“I grew up eating black-eyed peas, and they’re integral to Southern culinary traditions as a symbol of good luck and prosperity,” she said.

➡️ For more information, click here. 

🎨 The Chastain Park Arts Festival returns on Sat., Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 6, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The award-winning, two-day festival features 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers, and more.
Quick Bites

🍸 Your 3rd Spot, an establishment that mixes social experience and dining, is now open at The Works on Chattahoochee Ave (pictured).

🥩 On Saturday, Nov. 26, join Morty’s Meat and Supply in Dunwoody for their inaugural holiday tree lighting and dreidel spin. 

😇 Celebrate the feast of All Saints this Sunday, Nov. 6 at All Saints' Episcopal Church. Live music will be featured as well as food from local restaurants such as Mary Mac’s Tea Room, BK Lobster, and Refuge Coffee.

🦪 Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell has just welcomed their new executive chef, New Orleans native Jeffery Coleman, Jr.

🍖 Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q closed its four stands at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, this past Sunday being the last day it was in operation.

🥗 Recess officially opened its Buckhead location on Oct. 31. It currently features a walk-up coffee window operated by Coffee Man, but will eventually become a grab-and-go addition to the main restaurant.

🍹 The team behind the cocktail bar Red Phone Booth has taken over the remaining spaces in downtown Atlanta’s former Regenstein department store building. 

🗳 If you needed another reason to vote, here you go: a referendum on the ballot for Atlanta would allow restaurants throughout the city to begin serving alcohol at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

🐠 On Oct. 28, the second location of seafood restaurant Fishmonger opened in Kirkwood.

☕️ Common Grounds Coffee Collective plans to open in Underground Atlanta in the summer of 2023. Theirs will be a community-oriented spot for art events including spoken word and poetry performances.

🍷 The Ashford is holding a Spanish Wine Dinner on Nov. 8. Tickets are available online.

🏆 3 Parks Wine Shop has won Next Wave Awards Retailer of the Year

Look, Listen & Savor

🧃This Sun. Nov. 6, head over to East Point for Atlanta’s Fermentation Festival, presented by Cultured South. The event will run from 12-7 p.m. and will feature live music, kombucha on tap, educational talks and demonstrations, and local fermented products to try out.

🍎 If you went overboard on apple-picking this year, or if you’re the pie master for Thanksgiving, visit The Cooks Warehouse this Sat., Nov. 5 to sharpen up your baking skills. During this apple harvest cooking class, you’ll get the chance to make apple cider doughnuts, French Apple Tarte Tartin, and American apple pie with a walnut streusel topping.

🐮 Looking for something fun to do with the family this Fall? If you have young children, head over to the Fundamentally Food exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Kids can choose vegetables and fruit from a “farm,” climb their John Deere tractor, operate a forklift, and milk their cow, Buttercup.

Punk Food: Mighty Hans’ Mantou Sando

🍔 Chef Fu-Mao Sun started his pop-up restaurant, Mighty Hans, in 2021 with the intention of bringing his take on Taiwanese cuisine to Atlanta.

Mighty Hans’ featured dish is the Mantou Sando, combining Taiwanese and New Jersey cuisine.  Fu-Mao remembers growing up with breakfast sandwiches with a Mantou bun, scrambled eggs, and pork floss.

While at school in New Jersey, he realized the similarities of this nostalgic breakfast with the New Jersey staple Taylor ham sandwich with egg, cheese, salt, pepper, and ketchup. Chef Sun created his own version by swapping the Taylor ham for pork floss and using Mantou as the bun.

➡️ Read more about the Mantou Sando here. 

➡ Punk Foodie offers this weekly column about Punk Food, a moniker for a cuisine without defining or distinctive ingredients, techniques, and dishes, and born out of the increasing infusion of the diverse cultures and experiences that live in our city. Go deeper via Punk Foodie’s weekly guides and pop-up calendar
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📸 After nearly two years, Pontoon Brewing is ready to celebrate The Lodge with a proper grand opening. Check out their Instagram for more deets! 
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