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Seafood Sunday: Kickoff to Mardi Gras 2016

Sunday is the beginning of the week and the end of the weekend.  It’s a day that family and friends get together to enjoy one last day of rest before the hustle and bustle of the work week.  The Classy Critic created Seafood Sunday to kick off on January 31st, 2016, the last Sunday of the month and a few days before Mardi Gras’s Fat Tuesday. 

Atlanta Ice Cream Challenge with The Classy Critic
23 Jan
Written by Published in Event Reviews

Atlanta Ice Cream Challenge with The Classy Critic

Contributing Writer: Nichole Wolf of



Do you scream for ice cream? Do you love tasting every flavor behind the counter at your favorite sweet shop? Would you kill for the chance to sample delicious ice cream for 7 days in a row?

Believe it or not, that’s the premise behind The Classy Critic’s Atlanta Ice Cream Challenge, a week-long tour of the best ice cream around the metro Atlanta area.

Breakfast Comfort Food with Southern Charm- Buttermilk Kitchen

Brunch is a southern tradition, typically on Sunday afternoon when family and friends get together before the hustle and bustle of the week.  But imagine a place where you can have good old fashion southern brunch cuisine every day of the week.  Introducing Buttermilk Kitchen as a Buckhead staple restaurant for great southern food all made with local ingredients.  This house turned restaurant is in the midst of the Northern part of Buckhead off of  Roswell Road. 

Food Service Expo Announcement of the Georgia Grown Pavillion

Georgia Grown Pavilion Announced

Atlanta, Georgia, August 28, 2015 – Atlanta Foodservice Expo (AFSE) announced today a cooperation

with Georgia Grown and the Georgia Department of Agriculture which will feature a Georgia Grown

Pavilion on the exhibit floor to highlight local resources for foodservice operators.

The Georgia Grown program is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia

The Hype about Coconut Oil
31 Aug
Written by Published in Science Facts

The Hype about Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is used extensively in tropical countries especially India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines etc., which have a good production of coconut oil. At one time, the oil was also popular in western countries like the United States and Canada, but there was a strong propaganda campaign in the 1970s spread by the corn oil and soy oil industry against coconut oil. Coconut oil was considered harmful for the human body due to its high saturated fat content until the last decade (2000s) when people began to question the claims of the propaganda. Next, let’s look into some more details of how coconut oil works in our body.

The Ice Cream Challenge 2015

The Classy Critic Ice Cream Challenge Sunday, August 9th to Saturday, August 15th
Experience 7 local ice cream shops around Metro Atlanta in 1 week!

6:00pm every weekday Monday - Friday and 2:00pm on Saturday & Sunday

It’s burning up in HOTlanta this year! Being out in the sun makes us crave one thing…. ICE CREAM! There are several local ice cream shops that are unique to Atlanta, and no, I’m not talking about Cold Stone and Baskin Robbins. Locally made products and unique flavors made us pick these ice cream shops around Atlanta. Now here’s the challenge… can you handle them all in 1 week?!?

For The Classy Critic Ice Cream Challenge, we will be visiting 7 local ice cream shops, 1 location each day of the week, and learn about their scientific creative processes. Get your taste buds ready because we'll be tasting the best of what each ice cream shop has to offer! Each participant will get to critique and vote on their favorite ice cream. Then we’ll present the award for “The Classy Critic’s Best Ice Cream 2015”!

The Science of Chocolate
03 Aug
Written by Published in Science Facts

The Science of Chocolate

What is Chocolate?

Chocolate is a solid mixture. In its basic form it is composed of cacao powder, cocoa butter, and some type of sweetener such as sugar; however, modern chocolate includes milk solids, any added flavors, modifiers, and preservatives.

Cacao is the plant matter which lends the unique tast and bitterness to chocolate. The chocolate mixture is made of aggregations of micro particles of cacao and sugar, and globules of cocoa butter fat milk solids.

The word "chocolate" comes from the Nahuatl word Xocolatl for "bitter water", referring to its original incarnation as a hot, spiced beverage in the Mayan and Aztec traditions.

Pastry Live 2015: PL 5 Is Going to Be LIVE!




August 1, 2015

Atlanta, GA- Pastry LIVE 5 is back! Don't miss out on this SWEET event!  Experience pastries and sweet treats from the best Pastry Chefs around Atlanta and the country. This is a competition and we want you to get involved by voting for the best of the best!

Pastry Atlanta

Fermentation of Food
22 Jul
Written by Published in Science Facts

Fermentation of Food

Fermentation of Food

Fermentation, a type of anaerobic (without oxygen/air) respiration, an energy-releasing process that takes place in the absence of free (chemically uncombined) oxygen. Fermentation results in the breakdown of carbohydrates and other complex organic substances into simpler substances.

A Scientific Look into Preservation of Food with Salt
20 Jul
Written by Published in Science Facts

A Scientific Look into Preservation of Food with Salt

Salt serves four main purposes in the preservation of food, especially meats.

1)The first is inducing osmosis: this process involves the movement of water outside of the membranes of the cells, which in turn reabsorb the salted water back into the cell; this process assists in the destruction of harmful pathogens (harmful microorganisms).