December 20, 2007

Burgers, pizza, barbecue and tacos

Today we ate at:

Burger Joint - cheeseburgers
Naples 45 - pizza margherita and salame pizza
Blue Smoke - smoked wings, beef ribs, pulled pork, sausages and Kansas City ribs
Paladar - ceviche, duck tacos with foie gras
P*ong - too many desserts to list

Naples 45:

Ceviche at Paladar:

December 18, 2007

101 Beard Dinner

Here are a few photos from tonight's dinner at the James Beard house featuring the chefs from 101 Concepts:
Veal pot roast:
Pumpkin cake:
Benton's bacon & fish:
Foie gras:
Fried lobster:
Squash soup:

December 17, 2007

NY Eats

We're in NYC for the James Beard dinner tonight featuring the chefs from 101 Concepts. Also on tap is a lecture at the French Culinary Institute from Jason Alley of Comfort. What we've eaten so far:
All sorts of barbecue from Blue Smoke
Burgers at The E.U.
Eggs and toasts at Blue Ribbon
More burgers at BLT Burger
Pizza at Lombardi's
A ridiculous amount of food at Momofuku
'Smoked Cola' at Tailor
Monkfish liver, bone marrow, eggs with kale, and lamb sausages at Prune

Burger and fries at The E.U.:

December 13, 2007

The Kentucky Iron Chefs & Whiskey Master

Our good friends from The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville, Chef Todd Richards, Mixologist Jerry Slater, (EM), and Chef Dwayne Nutter, toasting to the chefs appearance on the Television Food Network's "Iron Chef America" episode in which the Kentucky chefs were pitted against Iron Chef Cat Cora.,1976,FOOD_16696_53678,00.html

December 10, 2007

New Websites

We've just launched two new restaurant websites - Comfort Restaurant in Richmond & Portsmouth, VA, and Local 11 Ten in Savannah, GA.

December 4, 2007

Atlanta Magazine's "Best of Atlanta"

Atlanta magazine features its 2007 Best of Atlanta list, honoring the places with the best shopping, nightlife, dining and more. Visit

Congrats to Green Olive Media’s Clients:

Best Intimate Dining: Restaurant Eugene
Best New Trend(maker): Anne Quatrano & Linton Hopkins -- Homemade Salami
Best French Restaurant: JOËL
Best American Bistro: Floataway Café
Best Creative Energy: Repast

November 30, 2007

Giant Chicken at Carver's

Today's lunch at Carver's Country Kitchen featured the biggest drumsticks I've ever least twice as big as normal legs. Therefore, twice as good. The photo below is only half of the food they gave me:

November 27, 2007


Though there was no turkey, Thanksgiving in Greece was fun.

Food stands in the Athens alleys:

Soul food?
Cafes and restaurants everywhere:

One chef and one waiter are all they need:

Butcher shop:

Lots of farms:

November 25, 2007

North Carolina

A few highlights from a Thanksgiving trip to North Carolina.

Pork sandwich at Dillsboro Smokehouse - curiously, the beef was better than the pork:

I thought Charles Chips had gone out of business in about 1978, but they're alive and well in Dillsboro:

And what Thanksgiving would be complete without a 24-oz can of Bud and Clamato ('the perfect combination!'):

November 15, 2007

Latest Green Olive Food Photography

We shot the delicious Japanese food at Kani House yesterday - here are a few of the photos:

November 13, 2007

James Beard Preview Dinner at Food 101

Tonight, the chefs from 101 Concepts gave us a preview of the menu that they're preparing at the James Beard House in New York on December 17 - here are a couple of photos. You need to join us in New York in December to get the full experience:

Squash Soup:

Pork Belly:

November 6, 2007

Samuel Smith Beer Dinner at Spotted Dog

Tonight was the first in the Spotted Dog's monthly Beer Dinner series. Samuel Smith beer was the main attraction, paired with a five-course dinner. No photos, thanks to my forgetting to bring a decent camera, or even a charged-up cell phone, but here's the menu:

Potted Shrimp / Organic Ale

Lentil Soup with Lamb Sausage / Winter Welcome Ale

Duck Leg, Sauerkraut & Ginger / Nut Brown Ale

Keen's Cheddar & Apples with Poppy Seeds / India Pale Ale

Cranberry Eton Mess & Meringue / Oatmeal Stout

Georgia Dome Hot Dogs

While loading up my hot dog at the Falcons (2-6!) game on Sunday, I noticed that the good people at the Georgia Dome have made up some posters instructing us on how to properly top our dogs. While I'll be sure to try the 'Dirty Bird Blitz' next week, it turns out I've been eating the 'Bootleg' for years without knowing it:

October 29, 2007

Southern Foodways Symposium, Day Four

Started off Saturday with a lunch that included pork cheeks from Five and Ten's Hugh Acheson:

Had a pork sandwich from B's BBQ at the Shell station. Oxford serves some fantastic food at their gas stations:

After another stop at City Grocery, we headed to the Saturday night extravaganza, featuring Boudin Balls:

A tree in the 'Bacon Forest:'

Ryan from Herbsaint:

Stephen from Cochon:

Ed Mitchell's pork and cracklins:

Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill serves pig ears:

The Rising Star Drum & Fife Band in the Bacon Forest:

October 27, 2007

Southern Foodways Symposium, Day Three

Ate a fantastic lunch consisting of:

Boudin with Saltines / T-Boy Berzas, Ville Platte, Louisiana

Hot Guts / Bryan Bracewell, Southside Market, Elgin, Texas

Various Sides / Steven Barber, Napa, California

Succotash of Rancho Gordo Butter Beans w/Benton's Country Ham

Potato Salad with Garnett Yams, Benton's Bacon, and Katz Apple Cider Vinegar:For mid-day snacks, it was back to L & M's for yet more chicken liver.

We then took the double-decker to Taylor Grocery for the best catfish on the planet, accompanied by one of the best bands on the planet, Blue Mountain:

Capped it all off with an Oxford institution, 'Chicken On A Stick,' from the Chevron: