December 21, 2010

Green Olive Media Christmas Party!

Huge thanks to Moto Bene for bringing the mobile wood-fired oven out to our Christmas party...we already knew how good the pizzas are, but Dan outdid himself with 100 pounds of oysters (a gift from our friends at 13 Mile in Apalachicola), and threw in a few ribeyes to boot. We were even granted our request of the chicken liver once served at the greatly-missed L&M in Oxford, MS. A Christmas miracle!

December 10, 2010

Strays From New Orleans

Friday Lunch At Galatiore's - New Orleans, LA

This article tells the story better than we can. By the numbers:
Arrived at 2:00
Seated at 4:30
Food served at 6:00
Great way to spend a Friday lunch.

French 75 Bar - New Orleans, LA

December is prime time to stop by French 75 Bar at Arnaud's for a Tom and Jerry from our pal behind the bar, Chris Hannah:Also, escargots:

Cochon Butcher - New Orleans, LA

It's wise to try and not eat too much at Cochon, because you know you're going to end up going around the corner for another meal at Cochon Butcher. Duck pastrami sandwich, chorizo w/ potato and saffron aioli, marinated Brussels sprouts:

Mr. B's - New Orleans, LA

Is there anything better than old-school menu design?

Mahony's Po Boys - New Orleans, LA

There's few things better than a french fry po-boy, but it's hard to find a good one. Mahony's makes everything right by topping theirs with what seems like a half-pound of roast beef gravy. Oyster po-boy and shrimp po-boy on the side.

Cochon - New Orleans, LA

We're slowly working our way through the entire menu at Cochon...a great non-pig option: woodfired oysters w/chiles.

Lucky Dogs - New Orleans, LA

Not as good as a Papaya dog, but definitely the best street dog I've had in New Orleans.

November 30, 2010

Web Design - Blackhawk Grille, Danville, CA

We've finished the design of the website for Blackhawk Grille in California:

Atlanta Food Signs

While looking though our files for the picture of the Ghetto Burger in the post following this one, I came across some shots that we did a while back of choice food signage in East Atlanta:

November 29, 2010

Somebody Buy This Place Already!

The New York Times reports that the asking price for Ann's Snack Bar in Atlanta has dropped more than two thirds, down to $450,000 from $1.5 million.

November 20, 2010

Three Gifts

Chocolate from Olive & Sinclair (full disclosure - they are clients but we do LOVE the chocolate so heck yes, we are touting the talents of these boys from Jeff's hometown Nashville) Our good friend Kate Medley produced this video for Whole Foods -- enjoy:

Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine by Chef René Redzepi
Video from Amazon:
(Seriously considering our next trip to Denmark if we can score a reso)

We met David Wondrich at a Southern Foodways Alliance symposium a couple years ago. It was shortly after his book Imbibe was released. Wondrich is a cocktail historian and barkeep extraordinaire. We are pretty excited about Punch. Our good friends at H Harper Station have punch bowl offerings (they too have "imbibed" with Wondrich) so we are hoping to bring him to Atlanta on his book tour.

November 10, 2010

Web Design - H. Harper Station, Atlanta, GA

We've launched the website (as well as designed the logo, menus, print materials, etc.) for the just-opened H. Harper Station in Atlanta.

November 5, 2010

University Of Florida Design

Thanks to the 40 students who came up from the University of Florida design program to visit the Green Olive Media Atlanta office - we got a lot of good questions about design and ate plenty of bacon, sausage and fried chicken. These guys were great!

October 29, 2010

Web Design - Olive And Sinclair, Nashville, TN

Get thee to a computer and order some chocolate from our latest web design project - Olive & Sinclair from Nashville:

October 26, 2010

October 25, 2010

Web Design - JCT Kitchen, Atlanta, GA

Our design of the new website for JCT Kitchen in Atlanta...

Kim's Chicken Cracklings

Possibly my new favorite food, these beat pork rinds by a country mile. If anybody knows where we can get these in the Atlanta area, please fill us in...

Tops Bar-B-Q - Southaven, MS

Just a good pork sandwich from Tops:

Southern Foodways Alliance 2010 Symposium - Oxford, MS

As usual, the SFA Symposium was an amazing conglomeration of incredible food, fascinating speakers, and great friends/clients/associates/n'er-do-wells. Just a few of the many highlights:

Hundreds of drumsticks, courtesy of Michelle Bernstein:
Fried Bologna (actually peanut mortadella) sandwiches from Tandy Wilson of City House, assisted here by Dan Latham of Moto Bene:The end result of cooking 40 cow heads for about 30 hours, before being made into cabeza tacos:Eddie Huang (aka General Loko) dishing out ridiculously good catfish stir-fry:The world's best catfish, from Taylor Grocery:

Sonny Bryan's - Dallas, TX

A few shots from the old-school Sonny Bryan's BBQ in Dallas, TX:

El Fenix - Dallas, TX

The cheese enchilada at El Fenix - this came close to the enchiladas that I remember from my youth in Dallas, but am looking for more Tex-Mex recommendations in the area...

Tagliare Pizza - LaGuardia Airport, New York, NY

So long Burger King, Sbarro and Chili's - the Delta terminal's food court at LaGuardia airport has been completely revamped, and now features restaurants such as a burger stand from beef man Pat Lafreida (meat supplier to Shake Shack et al), and Tagliare, a pizza joint courtesy of the son of Dom DeMarco, proprietor of the legendary Di Fara. This is one of the best slices I've had in New York, period. And it's at the airport.

Roberta's - Brooklyn, NY

I love the pizzas that they're making at Roberta's in Bushwick, and this month they have a stand set up in Madison Square Park to fill your pizza needs when in Manhattan. Nothing wrong with a mobile pizza oven on a trailer.

Prime Meats - Brooklyn, NY

An easy contender for our 'Top Burgers of 2010' list, the burger at Brooklyn's Prime Meats, made with Creekstone Farms beef, rivals my all-time favorite over at Minetta Tavern.

Osteria Morini - New York, NY

I should have known that the pasta at the new Osteria Morini would be pretty great after the meal we had at sister restaurant Marea. Morini definitely has a spot on our regular rotation now, thanks to the squash mezzalune: