James Beard awards
Big yays to Nathalie Dupree and Atlantan Cynthia Graubart for winning a James Beard Foundation award in the American cookbook category. The three finalists were all Southern cookbook authors, including chef Kevin Gillespie for his great first cookbook, “Fire in My Belly.” Further proof that Southern food is really having its moment in America.
Atlanta on TV
The Cooking Channel’s “Road Trip With G. Garvin” highlighted Atlanta restaurants this month. Garvin visited JCT Kitchen for fried chicken and a sweet tea cocktail, Piece of Cake for a slice of red velvet and Local Three for shrimp and grits. He also made stops for Yeah Burger’s bison burger, Brick Store Pub’s fish and chips and the Fickle Pickle’s Cajun-fried pickles.
The folks at Joystick Gamebar have partnered with a new startup, Illegal Food. Illegal Food has been making regular appearances at Joystick over the past few weeks, and its logo now appears on one of Joystick’s front windows. The menu draws from Asian, Latin American, American and Southern soul food.
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