Some of the things I eat aren't worth an entire post, but definitely worthy to share. These are a few things I've come across recently.
Buford Highway Farmer's Market, mecca of international foods and weird looking fruits. This was in a freezer case on one end of an aisle, containing about 30 different types of FROZEN CHEESECAKE. There were all kinds of flavors- chocolate, regular, cherry, all sorts of fruits, including a few questionable translations. I chose this one, plain cheesecake with cherry filling and wrapped in chocolate. It was soft, creamy, not frozen hard, and beautiful. I'll be returning for a case later.
Atlanta Fresh Yogurt
The best Greek yogurt I've ever had- locally made, fabulously successful as they are cute. I get mine at the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market, they also sell at a variety of local stores. The plain 2% is my favorite, but the flavored ones actually have real fruit flavor not artificial tasting, cancer causing flavors. Peach Ginger? Mixed Berry? Black Cherry and Port Wine? Yes, please.
Olive & Sinclair chocolate
Aside from having a beautiful, interesting packaging that carries onto an intricately stamped chocolate bar, this is great stuff. Semi-local, from Nashville, with loads of interesting flavors- I picked Salt & Pepper, a dark chocolate bar with loads of coarsely ground salt and pepper pressed on the backside. Doesn't quite top Cacao for me, but that's less than 2 miles from me. Talk about local.
twitter- they are obviously legit.
Urban Picnic as presented by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition
Atlanta's street food scene is growing stronger with every farmer's market, event, and especially these- a picnic at the Sweet Auburn Market today from 11AM to 2PM where just about every known street food vendor will be to share their food. I have been wanting to check one out for a while, I support the movement to make street food legal and more accessible in Atlanta wholeheartedly.
Downtown Restaurant Week
July 26th - August 8th, some downtown Atlanta restaurants are offering special 3-course menus for $25 or $35 per person. I love these- what a great way to try out a new restaurant. There are a variety of different types of restos to check out- French, Mediterranean, Mexican, a brewery, Thai, sushi and more.
This ought to be called the "What I've Been Eating- Dairy and Chocolate Edition," but do know that I receive no information from 3rd parties or any kind of promotional materials for this post- I genuinely love these products and events, and think they are share worthy to support local producers, events, and vendors.
Have a great weekend!