One Eared Stag
One Eared Stag

The outdoor food festivals are winding down for the year as winter is slowly creeping into Atlanta. We’ve got a few days of the 60’s left and some of us will hang onto patio season, with the help of warms popping up on patios around town. The farmer’s markets might on their way out in short order, but collaborative dinners have no signs of slowing down. I receive e-mails about them pretty much every day, and wanted to highlight a few that are coming up.

Chef Zeb Stevenson, of the Livingston and Proof & Provision.


Zeb Stevenson, who joked around on Twitter if Atlanta was ready for a dinner with blood as the key ingredient, he received enough of a reponse to consider going forward. The 2012 Atlanta Blood dinner will be held tomorrow, November 15th at Livingston Restaurant & Bar inside the Georgian Terrace hotel in Midtown. Zeb will be joined by Empire State South chef Ryan Smith, STG Trattoria’s Chef Josh Hopkins and Abattoir’s Tyler Williams. Check out Bon Appetit for more details & contact Livingston for reservations 404-897-5000.

Chef Todd Richards

Another dinner planned for tomorrow, will feature one of my favorite local chefs as well as a favorite brewery. The Shed at Glenwood and Wild Heaven Beer will collaborate for a beer dinner. Wild Heaven’s Ode to Mercy is one of my favorite beers (their winter seasonal will be released soon!) and I can imagine that this will be a fun time. If you haven’t been to The Shed since Todd has taken over, I urge you to check it out. Wild Heaven’s brewmaster Eric Johnson. Call The Shed for reservations at 404-835-4363. I’ve included the menu  below for the $55 dinner.

Let There Be Light American Ale

Hot Pretzels & Mustard Cheese
Glenwood “Tea” Sandwiches
Pimento Cheese & Jalapeno
Fried Oyster & Deviled Egg Spread
Smoked Ham & Beer Mustard

1st Course
Invocation Belgian Style Golden Ale
Red Bass, Parmesan Tots, Oxtail Jus

2nd Course
Ode To Mercy Imperial Brown Ale
Border Springs Lamb Shank, Pumpkin Hash, Ginger Emulsion

3rd Course
Eschaton Belgian Style Quadrupel Ale Aged on Pinot Noir Oak Chips
Nutella Waffle, Foie Gras Butter, Maple Syrup

Chef Robert Phalen of One Eared Stag

Chef Robert Phalen of One Eared Stag has been teasing on twitter & Facebook for some time about his end of the world dinner on December 21st and has finally spilled the beans to Atlanta Magazine’s Wyatt Williams. It’ll be held on December 21st at the Inman Park restaurant and a slew of chefs from across Atlanta will be taking part. Grab your platinum card  ($150)  and call (404) 525-4479 for reservations beginning on Monday at noon. I’ve listed the chefs & courses below, and check out the Covered Dish blog for more details.

1 – Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya
2 – Bruce Logue, formerly of La Pietra Cucina
3 – One Eared Stag
4 – Josh Hopkins of STG Trattoria
5 – Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee of Heirloom BBQ
6 – Drew van Leuvan of 7 lamps
7 – Peter Dale of The National
8 – Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere of Bantam & Biddy
9 – Drew Belline of No. 246
10 – Adam Evans of The Optimist
11 – Ryan Smith of Empire State South
12 –  Taria Camerino of Sugar Coated Radical


There was another dinner I planned on mentioning in this post, but it’s unfortunately sold out!. I’ll be attending Pine Street Marker’s next 100 Mile Dinner, so be sure to look out for photos on twitter or my facebook page. Cheers!