may 28 - 31, 2015

the growth of the south’s most sustainable restaurant


By: Andrew Yawn When you walk up the pathway to the front door of Acre, you’ll pass small trees, a cluster of long stalks that might be weeds, a few flowers and other assorted greenery along the manicured walkway. What you may not notice is the bushel of soon-to-be fruit buds on the trees. The… View Article

chef edna lewis birthday celebration, benefit & awards dinner


By James Oxendine On Monday, April 13th, the Edna Lewis Foundation will host the annual Edna Lewis Birthday Celebration, Benefit and Awards Dinner at Asante Restaurant, 250 Park Avenue West, Atlanta, Georgia. The gala event will be hosted by Chef Marvin Woods and feature Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Advisory Council Chefs, Todd Richards, The… View Article

venture with the IWSC Group


Since our first Festival, we have had the great privilege of partnering with the region’s finest chefs, sommeliers and beverage experts to educate and entertain consumers and to generate new impressions of Southern food and drink. On the eve of our fifth Festival, we are delighted to announce a new venture with the IWSC Group,… View Article

oreo is milk’s favorite cookie, but is milk oreo’s favorite drink?


Today is the 103rd birthday celebration for Oreo and we think the famous cookie deserves a break from the milk monotony to celebrate with something special. To honor the famous cream-filled sandwich, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival paired a few of our favorite Oreo flavors with drinks crafted to complement the sweet treats. These simple,… View Article

fry hot on design


By: James Oxendine Not content to rest on the laurels garnered from the uber success of his restaurants, Star Chef / restaurateur Ford Fry has hired design director Elizabeth Ingram to develop new concepts that maintain the unique look and feel that his growing portfolio of Atlanta restaurants like no. 246, The Optimist and St…. View Article

remember every sip… and sip it again!


We can’t remedy every headache, but this year Drync will be at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival to help you avoid at least two – remembering that fantastic wine you tried…. and being able to buy it again! Drync is a free mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android that lets you take a… View Article

big green egg festival plans


Big Green Egg is extremely excited to sponsor the Big Green Egg® Grilling Terrace at the Loews Hotel. It’s very special to us to sponsor this in our home city and we hope that you’ll take some time to stop by and see what the EGG is all about. And if you already know what… View Article

linton hopkins’ latest


By James Oxendine James Beard award winning chef-restaurateur, Linton Hopkins, recently announced his plans to open his latest concept, H&F Burger, at the highly anticipated Ponce City Market in spring 2015. Hopkins chatted with me about the project, how the project came together, and what his fans can expect from him in the near future?… View Article

siba cookbook awards


By: Jennifer Nobel Kelly Lionel Vatinet, Matt & Ted Lee, and John Currence have something in common beyond their contribution to food in the South: they are this year’s finalists for the SIBA Cookbook Award. And a mighty fine award it is: The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance nominates booksellers’ favorite “handsell” books of the year…. View Article