April 30, 2010

Moto Bene - Wood-Fired Pizza From A Truck In Atlanta

I don't think pizza from a pull-behind oven is supposed to be this good. I suppose we shouldn't be too surprised - Moto Bene is the latest endeavor from Dan Latham, formerly of Oxford's much-missed L&M restaurant. It's basically a big wood-fired oven on wheels:
They're often set up at local farmers markets, with the ingredients coming straight from the vendors. Today's offerings included four pies. Clockwise from the top were:
Three Cheese;
Grass-fed Beef, Arugula & Spring Onion;
Bacon, Spring Onion & Bok Choi;
Turnip, Asparagus & Arugula
I was shocked at the quality that they're able to achieve from this little setup. Looking forward to whenever they pop up next...

Resume Of The Year

A sure-fire way to get our attention: send us your resume, along with a few choice country records enclosed. Bonus points: the cover letter was typed, as in on a typewriter. Nicely done.
Feel free to forward all future records, err, resumes to:
Green Olive Media
1000 Marietta St. NW
Suite 120
Atlanta, GA 30318

Our Most Recent Haul From Hatch Show Print

Huge thanks to our man Jim Sherraden at Hatch Show Print for the posters below - the porky one is for 4505 Meats in San Francisco, the boozy one is for Three Thieves Wine.

RIP Leslie Buck, Coffee Cup Designer

A nice piece in the Times on 'The Anthora,' the iconic coffee cup. "Without the Anthora, 'Law & Order' could scarcely exist."

April 27, 2010

Prince's Hot Chicken - Nashville, TN

We brought a few first-timers to Prince's Hot Chicken Shack in Nashville over the weekend...they all seemed to be in disbelief that our order of 'medium' heat had everyone at the table in a sweat. See here for a great short film on the place...

Web Design - The Chocolaterie, Atlanta, GA

We've launched the website for truffle maker/chocolate store The Chocolaterie:

April 22, 2010

Bacon Tasting With Ari Weinzweig

Last night we met up with our man Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman's for a bacon tasting at Holeman & Finch. He talked a bit about his bacon book, which everybody should own. But the real highlight was the bacon flight:Left to right, the bacons were:
Benton's - the smoky, salty, fatty powerhouse;
Edwards - the porkiest of the bunch, tasted just like pig;
H&F House Bacon - a great all-purpose meat;
H&F Lamb - very lamb-y;
Meacham - sweeter and more mild than the others;
H&F Pancetta - almost as porky as the Edwards.

April 19, 2010

Nu-Way Weiners - Macon, GA

Work has taken me to south Georgia several times over the past few weeks - I don't mind the drive if it takes me through Macon, as that means a mandatory stop for one of my all-time favorite foods, the Nu-Way chili cheese slaw dog...

Blenheim Ginger Ale

We uncovered a stash of the hard-to-find Blenheim Ginger Ale at Atlanta's Candler Park Market yesterday - feel free to let us in on your favorite cocktail recipes...

April 12, 2010

Mobile Post - Roadside Pie Stand In North Georgia

The blueberry is the winner...

April 7, 2010

Macon Road BBQ - Columbus, GA

I still made room for some BBQ after the Scramble Dog - big thanks to Columbus native David Cone for recommending this out-of-the-way BBQ shack...great pork sandwich.

Dinglewood Pharmacy - Columbus, GA

When I asked around about where to eat in Columbus, Georgia, the response was unanimously 'Dinglewood Pharmacy.' I got what seems to be the local delicacy, a Scramble Dog. Basically a chopped-up hot dog swimming in a plate of chili, American cheese, onions and oyster crackers.

April 6, 2010

A Few Event Photos from the Last Few Weeks

Spring 2010 has been crazy with events...enjoy a few pics

Rosebud Restaurant & Chef Ron Eyester aka @theangrychef on Twitter (Atlanta): Oyster Roast

2010 Charleston Wine + Food Festival / Garden Party: James Beard Best Chef 'South' nominee / our pal Chris Hastings of Hot & Hot Fish Club hanging out with Elizabeth -- talking about Port St Joe, Florida...oysters, tupelo honey, cypress woodworking:

Chef Todd Richards of Rolling Bones Premium Pit BBQ, James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro, Exec Chef Duane Nutter of One Flew South, Chef Hector Santiago of Pura Vida Tapas and Bravo TV "Top Chef" -- photo taken at the Chelsea Market 2010 Sunday Supper Benefiting the James Beard Foundation.

Chef Cole Ellis with Executive Chef Tyler Brown (semifinalist for James Beard Foundation Best Chef "Southeast") both of The Capitol Grille at The Hermitage Hotel (Nashville) and Chef Steven Hartman of Le Vigne at Montaluce -- after serving 240 people at the Chelsea Market 2010 Sunday Supper Benefiting the James Beard Foundation

Eddie Hernandez & Mike Klank served up close to 300 in 3 hours for the 10th Anniversary "Month of Sundays" event this past week at the Taqueria del Sol - Westside location

April 2, 2010

This Week's Beer Friday Selection

'Wilco Tango Foxtrot' from Lagunitas. We'll open shortly and check it out...

April 1, 2010

Web Design - Jackie Mills

We've launched the website for Jackie Mills, a New York-based nutrition expert and cookbook author:

Poster Design - Rosebud Restaurant

Our poster for the upcoming Strawberry Dinner at Rosebud Restaurant.

Poster Design - Taqueria del Sol

Designer Meggan Talley's poster design for Taqueria del Sol...and don't forget Taqueria's Sunday events this month (yes, they're open Sundays in April!). The series kicks off this Sunday, April 4 at the Westside Atlanta location with fajitas...