January 27, 2012

Momofuku Ssam Bar - Not Just Pork

When we go to Momofuku Ssam Bar, it's generally all about pork. It's hard to resist a plate of Benton's ham, pork buns, crispy pig's head terrine, or, if we can get ten people together, the bo ssam. But while there last week, we wised up and planned accordingly for the full day of eating we had ahead of us. Starting the day off with a decidedly lighter duck dumpling soup (see below) was one of the better decisions we've made recently. And it was indeed every bit as good as any of the pork offerings you'll find there. Oh, they're also serving Little Kings beer...

January 25, 2012

Green Olive Wins American Package Design Awards

We're excited to announce that we've won American Package Design Awards for our work on both the Goo Goo Cluster and the Olive & Sinclair packaging. Definitely a good year for chocolate around our office...

January 20, 2012

21st Amendment - 'Allies Win The War' Beer

On Fridays, we like to knock off an hour early, pick up some beer from Hop City, and sit around with the staff and have a cold one. 'Beer Friday,' we call it. Today's selection was chosen purely for the packaging:

Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dragon Some of GOM's poster handiwork courtesy of the lovely and talented Meggan Talley

January 13, 2012

Green Olive Featured In Print Magazine Design Annual

We're proud to be featured in the 31st Print Magazine Design Annual for our design of the Boxcar Grocer logo, a newly-opened market in Atlanta.

Packaging - Numero Group Records

We're suckers for both vinyl records and beautiful packaging, so it should come as no surprise that we're big fans of the Numero record label. See below for some photos of their recently-released six-LP set documenting the work of the Boddie Recording Company. A little background:
"From 1958 to 1993, Thomas and Louise Boddie’s industrious Boddie Recording Company issued nearly 300 albums and 45s, recorded 10,000 hours of tape, and remained in operation longer than any other studio, pressing plant, or label group in the history of Cleveland. Long forgotten even by the standards of the chronically overlooked northeastern Ohio music scene, Boddie was a fusion of its owner’s engineering genius and his limited economic means; its DIY recording studio housed in a humble barn, churned night and day to capture the sounds emanating from Cleveland’s east side neighborhoods."

Photo Shoot - Seed Kitchen & Bar, Marietta, GA

Here are a couple of shots from our recent photo shoot for Seed Kitchen & Bar. See a nice writeup from the AJC's John Kessler here.

January 11, 2012

Doughnut Burger

Today's lunch from Cypress Street Plate & Pint in Atlanta. According to Wikipedia: "A Luther Burger, or doughnut burger, is a hamburger or cheeseburger with one or more glazed doughnuts in place of the bun. According to legend, the burger was named for and was a favorite (and possible invention) of singer-songwriter and record producer Luther Vandross. The Daily Telegraph reported that Mulligan's, a suburban bar in Decatur, GA may be progenitor of the burger, as the owner substituted the doughnuts when running out of buns." The version below features 'buns' courtesy of our beloved Sublime Doughnuts.

January 10, 2012

Menu Design - Livingston Restaurant & Bar

We've redesigned the menu system for Livingston Restaurant & Bar at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta. See below for one of the menus:

January 6, 2012

Big Apple Inn Coming To Atlanta

Big Apple Inn, the little restaurant in Jackson, MS, known for serving pig ear sandwiches, is opening a location in Atlanta. Learn all you need to know by checking out the Southern Foodways short film "Smokes & Ears."

Doughnut-Ice Cream Sandwich

Here's a finished shot from our photo shoot at Sublime Doughnuts last week - behold the Oreo doughnut ice cream sandwich:

January 5, 2012

Pimento Cheese, Please

More food films...here's a movie about pimento cheese, featuring a whole mess of Green Olive friends, clients and conspirators:

January 4, 2012

January 3, 2012

Gus's Fried Chicken - Memphis, TN

Continuing our chicken research this week, we of course had to include a visit to the legendary Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis...