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In This Issue
Gypsy Kitchen Opens October 14
PB&J-Inspired Dishes for PBJ for Good
ATL Chefs at Pensacola Wine and Food Classic
G's Midtown Competes in Battle of the Burgers
Orpheus Brewing Celebrates Atlanta Beer Week
Harvest for a Cure
Ormsby's Clears the Cellar with Rare Beers
Ted's Montana Grill Raises Big Bucks for No Kid Hungry
Christoper Grossman Returns to Atlanta with Atlas
Appetizing Aperture
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Cultures, Flavors of Spain Reign at

Gypsy Kitchen Opening October 14


From southern Andalusian coasts to northern Catalonian borders, Gypsy Kitchen embraces a Spanish culinary heritage privy to Moorish, Basque, Galician, Moroccan and even some Indian influences. Southern Proper Hospitality's latest addition to our city's culturally diverse dining options opens Tuesday, October 14 on the second floor of the Buckhead Atlanta development at 3035 Peachtree Road. Executive chef Randy Lewis transports guests on an enticing tour of Spain via his broad menu of shareable snacks (picas), small plates (platos pequeños) and larger entrées (raciones) for communal table sharing. Old World wines, foreign label and domestic craft brews and a spicy cocktail program complete the meal experience.


Picas might include house-cured Spanish olives, za'atar-roasted Marcona almonds and things on toast such as tomato fresca or roasted sweet onions with Cabrales blue cheese and honey. House-cured chorizo, lardo, jamón serrano, jamón iberico and a variety of artisanal cheeses including Mahón-Menorca, manchego, caña de Cabra and Valdeón are customary Spanish options. Confit octopus with potato, paprika, garlic chips and parsley or kataifi-wrapped shrimp with chorizo are two appetizer choices. For the table, share plates of spice-roasted root vegetables with couscous Casablanca; serrano-wrapped N.C. trout with fava bean and Spanish olive salsa; confit chicken thigh with tikka masala saffron sauce, a cauliflower couscous and a cauliflower­-almond purée; or a lamb kefta tagine with sunny-side up egg, tomato and Moroccan spices. More? Larger plates of Majorcan-style branzino or bone-in beef rib-eye with roasted red peppers, feta, capers and preserved lemons keep Spain, the main.


Open daily for dinner and for lunch beginning October 20; valet parking available. Visit OpenTable to make reservations. See pictures and more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Southern Property Hospitality owns and operates Atlanta favorites Smokebelly BBQ, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails and Osteria Cibo Rustico

Dine on PB&J-Inspired Dishes at

Atlanta Restaurants to Help Nourish

Children, October 16-25


World Food Day, October 16, comes sandwiched between summer abundance and Thanksgiving grace like peanut butter and jelly slathered between two slices of bread. It's a day to reflect on the lack of nourishing food around the world and a prod to do something about it. Atlanta chefs are whipping up special PB&J-inspired dishes during PBJ for Good, which spreads out from World Food Day over the week of October 16-25. Order the #PBJForGood item on the menu when dining at Aria, Article 14, Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland, Bantam + Biddy, G's Midtown, Gunshow, Smokebelly BBQ or The Shed at Glenwood. Purchase proceeds will go to Stop SAM, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in children, especially during crucial developmental ages of 9 months to 5 years. All #PBJForGood monies will help send highly nutritional MANA (Mother Administered Nutritive Aid) ready-to-use-therapeutic-food (RUTF) packets to feed starving children around the globe. RUTF packets look like fast-food condiment packets yet contain highly fortified peanut paste -- three packets a day can save a child's life. According to Stop SAM, SAM afflicts more than 20 million children globally and causes more than two million deaths a year.


Gillespie, Richards and Nutter are ATL Celebrity Chefs at Pensacola Wine and Food Classic

"Bounty and Barrel" Weekend October 18-19


Atlanta's own Kevin Gillespie, Todd Richards and Duane Nutter are road tripping to Pensacola, Florida this weekend for WSRE's 26th annual Wine and Food Classic dubbed "A Bounty & Barrel of Fine Wines, Food and Fabulous Fun." The three culinary celebrities will join executive chefs from Pensacola restaurants in serving up samples of their signature southern dishes in the Southern Bounty tasting tents on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Good thing Pensacola's near the Gulf because Todd Richards and Duane Nutter are doling out a "Smokin' Hot!" demo and samples from noon until 12:45 p.m. Gillespie leans toward a "Memories in Food" demo with samplings from 1:15-2 p.m., and he'll also sign copies of his "Fire in My Belly" cookbook. If you're southbound, buy event tickets online before you go. If you're staying put, cheer up because you can dine at their home-based restaurants: Gunshow for Gillespie, The Shed at Glenwood and The Pig & The Pearl for Richards and One Flew South for Nutter. WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, is the lucky event beneficiary.


G's Midtown Squares Off Against Atlanta's

Bold and Beefy at Battle of the Burgers

in Va-Hi on October 18


Who will cut the mustard and leave with a golden ticket to the World Burger Championship in Las Vegas? G's Midtown is one of 20-plus restaurants braving Atlanta's Battle of the Burgers on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Virginia-Highland's John Howell Park. Burger strategies are top-secret information, but just between us, G's Midtown patties up some juicy burgers including G's pimento bacon cheeseburger armed with arugula, beefsteak tomatoes and fried jalapeños and the brunchy Morningside burger robed in blue cheese crumbles, crisp bacon and an over-easy egg sitting pretty. Entertainment lines up a different musician on the stage every hour from 1 p.m. forward. Cold beer? You betcha. General admission tickets include unlimited burgers, $25 advance/$35 at the door. VIP tickets include unlimited burgers and beer and are $50 advance/$60 at the door. FYI, battle day begins with a 9 a.m. 5K that's not your average "bun" run. 100 meters before the finish line, runners will build and chow down on burgers while guzzling coffee! It's the fifth year for this annual fundraiser benefitting Embraced, a local non-profit organization that collects gently used orthopedic equipment to redistribute to those in need.


Orpheus Brewing Drafts Busy Calendar during Atlanta Beer Week, October 18-25


Craft brew devotees are foaming at the mouth to hit the beer festival circuit during Atlanta Beer Week, October 18-25. Midtown's own Orpheus Brewing will tap into its amber liquids at the Decatur Beer Fest on the square in downtown Decatur on Saturday, October 18 from noon-5 p.m. Fest guests will sample more than 100 American craft brews in their keepsake beer glasses, munch on some snacks, buy more chow and rock to live music. Sold out with the exception of a few $100 VIP tickets. On Saturday, October 25, Orpheus Brewing shifts over to the Georgia Craft Beer Fest in Candler Park to add their specialties to the array of 100-plus craft beers from more than 30 Georgia breweries, food trucks, live music and arts and crafts. All ages admitted; only guests 21 and over can sample beers. Buy tickets online through October 24; $40 general admission or $75 VIP. Either option, keep the souvenir glass at this brew-ha-ha benefitting the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Those solely interested in the Orpheus experience can visit the Atlanta BeltLine brewery for tours and tastings on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 p.m.


Harvest for a Cure to Reap Funds for MS

with Help from Atlanta Chefs and Sommeliers

on October 23



Top chefs, sommeliers and wine collectors link up for an evening of impeccable cuisine paired with exquisite wines, all geared toward improving the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The inaugural Harvest for a Cure is slated for Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Westside Cultural Arts Center and benefits the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Count these aproned guys in for the evening: Gerry Klaskala of Aria, chef chair and organizer of the event participants; Todd Richards of The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood; Stephen Sharp of Ink & Elm; Derek Dollar of Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails and Randy Lewis of Gypsy Kitchen. Buy tickets online, $250 per person. 


Ormsby's Clear the Cellar Event

Taps Rare Beers Through October 31


Two weeks down, two to go as Ormsby's continues to tap into some of the world's most exceptional beers during their October Clear the Cellar event. Atlanta's beloved Westside tavern is dedicating six taps to unique and rare craft beers from around the United States and abroad, rotating options throughout the month until each keg runs dry. Beers to discover include: 2007 Rodenbach, Timmerman's Pumpkin lambic, Allagash James Bean, Stone Vertical Epic 12/12/12, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast stout), Stone Smoked Old Guardian and Lost Abbey Angel's Share. Come on over and help them clean house, glass by glass.

Fund Totals are in for No Kid Hungry Campaign


During September, many Atlanta restaurants participated in the Share Our Strength "Dine Out for No Kid Hungry" fundraising campaign to wipe out childhood hunger in the U.S. Dollar counts are in! Ted's Montana Grill exceeded their goal of $200,000 (taking into account all 45 restaurant locations nationwide). Even more restaurants participated, generating quite a healthy haul to provide good nutrition to children and grow a healthier nation. Thanks, Atlanta! 


Christoper Grossman Returns to Atlanta

as Chef de Cuisine at Atlas, Opening

January 2015 in Buckhead


With the announcement that Christopher Grossman is coming aboard as chef de cuisine, Atlas restaurant is already flexing its culinary muscles. The highly anticipated Buckhead restaurant will open in The St. Regis Atlanta in January 2015. Tavistock Group and consulting chef and restaurateur Gerry Klaskala (Aria executive chef/owner, Canoe founder) are thrilled to announce Grossman as the new restaurant's culinary helmsman. Their man is no stranger to the Atlanta fine dining scene, serving as chef de cuisine at Aria for four years before heading west to Napa's much-acclaimed The French Laundry. Past years of working under James Beard-nominated chef Craig Common at the Common Grill in Chelsea, Michigan, holding senior positions at Otsego Club and Resort and cooking alongside rising chef Jeremy Grandon at Jeremy Restaurant have added to Grossman's depth and breadth of expertise. Atlantans and visitors, get ready. Grossman, with his superlative skills and fresh approach to American cuisine and European muse, is poised to establish Atlas as one of the South's premier destination restaurants. 


Appetizing Aperture



Der Biergarten sweats the tall stuff: an ice-cold Oktoberfest beer-of-the-week is $9 per liter glass through October 30. Each Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the bar-meister taps a new keg, elevating it to this honor. This week it's Weihenstephan followed by Spaten over October 17-23. A $20 souvenir Oktoberfest mug includes the first pour and refills are only $8! Add Der Biergarten's authentic German music and food and oom-pah-pah the afternoon and evening away.  



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When Jack- and Jill-O'-Lanterns say "More Pumpkin, Please," we come through. Pumpkin spice puppy chow is a fall party treat, as are chai-spiced pumpkin bars, homemade pumpkin pretzels and chocolate pumpkin truffles. Treat the family to pumpkin French toast or pumpkin spice pancakes for breakfast and creamy pumpkin pasta bake or black bean pumpkin soup for heartwarming fall suppers. Save room for pie? Don't mind if we do.