No, that’s not a typo. Breakfast for dinner was the theme of Atlanta Eats’ first media gathering celebrating the conclusion of the show’s first season. The event, held at Room & Board in the Westside Provisions complex, featured restaurants from season #1 of the show including chef/maniac Mike LaSage of Bone Lick BBQ and Tyler Williams, newly appointed executive chef at Woodfire Grill.
About fifty writers and bloggers arrived for complimentary drinks and breakfast inspired dishes, like Bone Lick’s fried quail egg, spicy sausage, pulled pork, and cheese on a mini bagel….finger lickin’ good! I chatted with the show’s founders, Cody Hicks and on-air personality Steak Shapiro while waiting for my first mimosa of the evening.
I also tried a crostini from Salt Factory topped with pimento cheese, crumbled bacon, and an awesome green tomato puree that provided just the right amount of acidic bite. The mimosas went down quickly as we mingled, then sat for a very informal talk from Steak and the chefs.
Myrna from Lotta Frutta was there too, serving mini paletas (popsicles) with frou frou drink umbrellas for handles….so creative! She also had lulo helados, ice cream made with an exotic fruit rich in B vitamins. She is so passionate about fruit, even admitting to chasing customers down the street throwing bananas at them in front of her tiny restaurant in the Old Fourth Ward when she first opened seven years ago. I don’t she has to chase anyone down these days, as she prepares to open a location in Hartsfield Jackson International Airport’s concourse B. That’s B for banana.
Season #2 of Atlanta Eats kicks off on April 6th with segments on Antico Pizza, Heirloom BBQ, and Woodfire Grill, so bring your appetite and tune in to Atlanta’s first and only show dedicated to dining out!