Ford Fry’s JCT. Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Westside Provisions
District Gears Up for July 19!
What: Chef Ford Fry’s seventh annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival hits the
streets of the Westside Provisions District on Sunday, July 19 from 1-5 p.m. More than 50 chefs and
mixologists are ramping up their best tomato-filled recipes for the competition, a fundraiser for The
Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organics. Plus, Beastie Boys and Sublime tribute band Ill Communication and Five Bone Rack, Fry’s all-chef band, will take to the stage.
I was first introduced to Kiri during a dinner meeting and was hesitant at trying another sushi place in Atlanta, since most have not been up to my standard in freshness or flavor. However, as I was open-minded and figured I had nothing to lose.
Kiri is located in the Trader Joe’s shopping center off of Monroe Dr. about 2 blocks away from Piedmont Park. There is a sufficient amount of parking in the complex unless it’s during peak times, like on a sunny Saturday afternoon or between 6pm-8pm on the weekends. It is tucked in the back corner behind the Starbucks and right next door to the UPS store. They have an small outside patio space with umbrellas for shade or you can enjoy the modern ambiance of inside the restaurant. The space is not large with only about 10-12 tables, but they present a bright, modern welcoming feel with white walls, green grass trim, straight lines and chrome accents.
Oyster Fest February
Oysterfest is hosted by Steamhouse Lounge in Midtown Atlanta where they block off a portion of 11th St. and W Peachtree for the masses of people enjoying oysters, alcohol and live music. This year (2014) was a 2 day event, February 22nd and 23rd, to celebrate Oysterfest’s 27th anniversary and was a large success for the restaurant, sponsors and charity (Embraced.org) it benefits.
We have been hearing about West Egg Cafe for the longest time from friends and colleagues. It has received much recognition from other various Atlanta publications as ‘Best Breakfast in Georgia’ and ‘Best Breakfast in Atlanta’ for several years. It’s one of the Howell Mill/ Midtown areas go-to brunch and breakfast restaurants. I finally got a chance to experience this place with a client of mine. We came in on a mid-morning Tuesday and was glad to see that the line wasn’t wrapped around the corner like it normally is. There was a good amount of people in the restaurant having brunch but definitely not super busy for a Tuesday.