September 23, 2007

JOEL Reopening

Green Olive Media's Jeff Moore, Lindsey Graham, Sawyer Riley, Elizabeth Moore, and Kempten Roberts with Chef Joel AntunesMihoko Obunai of Repast and Elizabeth at the JOEL Evolution event
Kempten, Lindsey and Sawyer holding court (Hey, if this PR thing doesn't work out...y'all could try your hand as supermodels)
Kempten with family, friends and Justin (who will officially take her off the market April 2008)

September 18, 2007

Star Chefs Lunch - NYC

The folks from Bacchanalia, Quinones, Floataway Cafe and Star Provisions cooked a fine lunch for the attendees of the Star Chefs Congress yesterday. Here's the menu:

Chesapeake Bay Oyster and Confit Pork Belly Pilau with Georgia Okra:

Rougie Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Terrine with Amy's Organic Whole Wheat Baguette and Georgia Muscadine Preserve:

Pickled Wild American Georgia White Shrimp:

Dorothy's Biscuits with Benton's Country Ham and Preserved Peach:

Sweet Grass Dairy Goat's Cheese Cake with Pickled and Preserved Georgia Figs:

Scharffen Berger Dark Chocolate Tart with Delicato Squash, Pecan Brittle and Squash Foam:

September 16, 2007

Star Chefs Congress

We're in New York for the Star Chefs Congress, and are managing to eat well. So far:

Spotted Pig: chicken liver mousse, roll mops, duck eggs, pickle pot, burger, beef hash, smoked haddock chowder
Fatty Crab: tea sandwiches, pork buns (2 kinds), pork ribs, chicken wings, quail egg shooters, PBR
Momofuku: whole pork butt, pork buns, Owl Beer Hefeweizens
Chickalicious: various desserts
Blue Ribbon: manchego & honey toasts, tons of deviled eggs
Ray's Pizza: cheese pizza, pepperoni & bacon pizza

Fatty Crab quail egg shooters:

Owl beer hefeweizen at Momofuku:

September 12, 2007

Sneak Peek at JOEL's Rebranding

Here's the first of many pieces we've designed for JOEL Restaurant's rebranding...many more to come. The grand re-opening is this week...

September 11, 2007

Green Olive Cleans Up At American Graphic Design Awards

For the fifth year in a row, Green Olive has won American Graphic Design Awards - a record nine awards this year. Our winners are: Five and Ten, Atlanta Brewing Company, Home Free Foods, Repast, Mickey Lynn Designs, Learning Gurus, Meyer Closings, and Green Olive Media. According to the awards committee:
"Selected from a remarkable 10,000+ entries nationwide, these pieces - and their creators - represent the best and brightest in graphic design."
Congrats to Designer Alvin Diec, who was the mastermind behind the majority of the award-winning work.

September 10, 2007

The Vendys

Here's a competition we can get behind: The Vendy Awards, recognizing New York's finest street food chefs. This year's awards are on September 29 in Tompkins Square Park. Plus, you can stop by our pal Roscoe's bar right around the corner afterwards.

September 9, 2007

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I saw these signs at the local Asian mega-mart last week...I have a good idea of what 'marrow guts' might be, but can anybody enlighten me about 'beef pizzly?'

Chapel Hill Recap

We had a great time at the Southern Foodways event in Chapel Hill, NC. We ate:

Magnolia Grill: Corn chowder, cheese grits souffle, socca with shrimp, crab & chickpea pancake, watermelon salad, local trout, osso buco, & chocolate cake. Thanks to pals Ben & Karen Barker for their hospitality.
Mama Dip's: Biscuits & gravy, sweet potato biscuits, pancakes, hash browns, sausage.
Foster's Market: Heirloom tomato BLT
Allen & Son Bar-B-Que: Pork sandwiches
Crook's Corner: Fried chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, salad, and a bunch of desserts.
Taco truck next to Cliff's Meat Market - carnitas

We also stopped at Southern Season and located two varieties of the mysterious Owl Beer that we haven't had before:

September 6, 2007

Moillard Wine Dinner at Repast

I was lucky enough to attend the Moillard Wine Dinner at Repast last night and it was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Jean Moillard was there, giggly and wide-eyed, pouring the best of what her 6th-generation vineyards had to offer. Chef Joe Truex sent plates out of the kitchen that could compete with any of the finest dining destinations. This was the menu:

Curried Winter Squash Bisque with Apple Foie Gras Dumplings
Macon-Villages, Brecot 2006
Sweetbreads and Country Ham with Smoked Tomatoes and Capers
Chorey-Les-Beaune 2006
Black Truffle Agnolotti
Meursault, Clos du Cromin 2005
Duck a la Placha with Escargot and Red Wine Risotto
Crozes-Hermitage 2005
Chocolate Pot Du Creme with Peanut Butter Mousse

September 3, 2007

Green Olive Pit Stop: NYC

September 16 – 18
Green Olive Invited to the International Congress

Seeing as how we count 7 of the 14 Atlanta Rising Star Chefs as clients, we jumped when asked to weigh in on this conference. This year the International Chefs Congress is proud to take on the school lunch program crisis as its cause. Programs like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School Edible Schoolyard are inspiring to not only likeminded individuals and chefs, but to the population at large that cares about real food and our connection to it.

Click here for more info.

Green Olive Pit Stop: Chapel Hill, NC

September 7 – 9
Green Olive Travels to Chapel Hill to celebrate the Culinary History of North Carolina

A celebration of the people who are the guardians of North Carolina's foodways traditions presented by the Southern Foodways Alliance. We have been training for this camp since the Big Apple BBQ Festival. We sure hope we’re ready.

Click here for more info.