Snapshots from the AF&WF Tasting Tents

From barbecue to bourbon, beer to bivalves, the Tasting Tents at the 2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival were a feast for all the senses! Here are some snapshots from this year’s Tasting Tents. Earlier: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Opening Party: Destination Delicious Southern Celebration at the 2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival  

The Pig and The Pearl

The south meets the sea at The Pig & The Pearl, a smokehouse and raw bar now open at Atlantic Station. Sure, it’s a seemingly odd pairing. But as The Amateur Gastronomer found out, it’s one that lets you enjoy exactly what you’re craving, without having to compromise on quality. The Pig & The Pearl […]

A New Era for the Old Vinings Inn

Old is new at the Old Vinings Inn. A longtime landmark on Paces Mill Road, the restaurant is beginning a new era, with new management and a new executive chef. It’s an evolution, not a revolution, according to new owner Lee Schulman. Since the transition in mid April the Old Vinings Inn hasn’t missed a […]

Bubbles & Bivalves at the Oyster Bash

Nothing sets a celebratory mood more than Champagne.  And it’s even better when it’s paired with raw oysters! Enticed by this delicious combination, I eagerly looked forward to the Oyster Bash at the Standard Hotel, one of the 2009 New York City Wine & Food Festival‘s Saturday events.  The afternoon of indulgence featured free-flowing Champagne […]

Destination: Boulder

Breathtaking mountains, great hiking, pedestrian and bike-friendly streets, charming restaurants and cafés, and tons of breweries — these are what make Boulder such a great destination. I recently spent a long weekend in Boulder for my friends’ wedding.  It was my first time there and I loved it from the start. Coming from flat South […]

Deering Seafood Festival

If there’s a food festival going on, I’m there! Yesterday I had the chance to check out the 5th Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay at the Deering Estate at Cutler.  It was my first time at both the seafood festival and the Deering Estate and I had a great time. Grey skies and […]