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More than 60 Atlanta restaurants plan bake sale for racial justice and more good food news

Logo for the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice bake sale taking place June 21, 2020, at Ponce City Market. COURTESY OF SOUTHERN RESTAURANTS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Logo for the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice bake sale taking place June 21, 2020, at Ponce City Market. COURTESY OF SOUTHERN RESTAURANTS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

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On Father’s Day, more than five dozen metro Atlanta restaurants will contribute to a bake sale fundraiser to raise awareness for racial justice. The bake sale has been organized under the umbrella of Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, a coalition started by baker and chef Sarah O’Brien of Little Tart Bakeshop in Atlanta, chef Cheryl Day of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah and chef and writer Lisa Donovan of Nashville, Tennessee. Together, the three chefs are organizing fundraising efforts for racial justice organizations across the region.

Inspired by this coalition, chef Anne Quatrano organized the Atlanta bake sale to amplify the Father's Day fundraising efforts of Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice. The bake sale will take place June 21 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Ponce City Market's central food hall. Pre-sealed boxes of baked goods, from bagels to cookies to biscuits, will be available for $5 each. All proceeds will go to Color of Change, which bills itself as the nation's largest online racial justice organization.

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In the event announcement, representatives for the bake sale promised ongoing support for the cause. "All involved chefs, restaurants & bakers along with the greater Atlanta restaurant community are committed to raising awareness & amplifying our city's Black voices and leaders. This sale's coalition plans to establish ongoing fundraisers & efforts in order to do their part in keeping the momentum of this moment alive in our community." Learn more and pre-order baked goods here.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Aria
  • Aziza
  • Babs Midtown/Pookie Enterprises
  • Bacchanalia
  • Bantam + Biddy
  • Bar Mercado
  • Biltong Bar
  • Bread & Butterfly
  • Buttermilk Kitchen
  • Chick-a-Biddy
  • Colletta
  • Cooks & Soldiers
  • Cremalosa
  • Double Zero
  • El Ponce
  • El Super Pan
  • Electric Hospitality
  • El Tesoro
  • Empire State South
  • Evergreen Butcher + Baker
  • Fifth Group Restaurants
  • Floataway Café
  • Forza Storico
  • Georgetown Cupcake (Buckhead)
  • Hampton + Hudson
  • Hen Mother Cookhouse
  • Honeysuckle Gelato
  • Hopkins & Co.
  • Just Add Honey Tea Company
  • Kimball House
  • King of Pops
  • Lazy Betty
  • Legendary Events
  • Little Tart Bakery
  • Lyla Lila
  • Miller Union
  • Mission + Market
  • Nina & Rafi
  • O-Ku
  • Oak Steakhouse
  • Pancake Social
  • Petit Chou
  • Proof Bakeshop
  • Proof of the Pudding
  • Queen of Cream
  • Recess
  • Revival
  • Rocket Farm Restaurants
  • Ruby Chow's
  • Southern Belle
  • Southern Proper Hospitality
  • Spiller Park
  • St. Germain French Bakery
  • Staplehouse
  • Star Provisions Market & Café
  • Storico Fresco
  • Sugo
  • Sweet Auburn BBQ
  • Taqueria del Sol
  • The Expat (Athens)
  • The General Muir
  • The Iberian Pig Buckhead
  • The Iberian Pig Decatur
  • The Roof at Ponce City Market
  • Tiny Lou's
  • Tip Top canned cocktails
  • Ton Ton
  • Umi
  • W.H. Stiles Fish Camp
  • Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant
  • Yumbii

Tiny Lou's restaurant at the Hotel Clermont's will host a benefit dinner June 29 in support of the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, an organization that supports peaceful protesters with legal and court costs they incur while demonstrating. The multi-course dinner will include food from five local chefs and wine selected by two sommeliers. The chef lineup includes Max Hines of the Lawrence, Andrew Cacioppo of Brezza Cucina, Zach Meloy who previously ran Better Half, as well as Jeb Aldrich and Claudia Martinez from Tiny Lou's. The sommeliers are Janeen Jason and Aaron Jefferson. Tickets are $90 per person (or $120 with wine pairings). The dinner will take place outdoors on the rooftop and comply with social distancing recommendations; all attendees' temperatures will be taken prior to entry. The event will also include a small silent auction and a speaker from mission-based clothing brand Success Over SuicideLearn more and purchase tickets here.

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