Kevin Gillespie Celebrates Pork in New Cookbook

Love all things pork? Can’t get enough bacon? Then you’ll want to pick up a copy of Pure Pork Awesomeness by Chef Kevin Gillespie. The cookbook out March 31st features recipes from around the world with pork as the featured ingredient. The Atlanta chef, restaurateur and Top Chef fan favorite shares his love for pigs […]

Twin Smokers Brings BBQ to Downtown Atlanta

With the arrival of Twin Smokers BBQ, there’s now a restaurant for any craving in Downtown Atlanta. The barbecue and bourbon spot in the Luckie Marietta District is the latest restaurant from Legacy Restaurant Partners, owners of nearby Der Biergarten, Game-X, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria and STATS. Twin Smokers offers a casual setting that focuses […]

A Twist on Tradition at The Southern Gentleman

A tip of the hat to The Southern Gentleman, the new restaurant offering traditional favorites with a modern twist in the Buckhead Atlanta development. The southern influenced gastropub is the place to go for a post work drink or dinner with friends. You’ll find a chef-driven menu with locally sourced ingredients in a laid back […]

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 […]

D.B.A. Celebrates National Pig Day

Looking for a place to celebrate National Pig Day on Friday, March 1st? Head to D.B.A. Barbecue for a special evening of all-you-can-eat pork barbecue, drink specials, live music and more. For its second annual Pig Out, the Virginia-Highland restaurant will offer a buffet of house-smoked suckling pigs, ribs, bacon, pork rinds and pork belly. […]

Praising the Lard at COCHON 555

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in downtown Atlanta a congregation rose to its feet, lifted glasses of Pinot Noir and exclaimed, “Praise the Lard!” The reason: COCHON 555, a 10 city tour bringing together 5 chefs, 5 pigs, 5 winemakers and hundreds of pork fans to celebrate and raise awareness for heritage breed pigs. As […]

Cochon 555 Coming to Atlanta

Take 5 chefs, 5 pigs and 5 winemakers and you’ve got COCHON 555, a pork lover’s perfect pig out. The 10 city coast-to-coast pork party, to be held in Atlanta on April 18th, will feature a smorgasbord of dishes with pig as the main ingredient.  Each chef will prepare an entire heritage breed pig from […]