We are wrapping up our series with the guys from Local Three. We’ve been following (video 1, video 2) these guys through the process of opening their local Atlanta restaurant, and the day is finally upon us. Chef Chris Hall gave us a final sneak peak of the menu, before the official December opening of Local Three. This time Chris let us show you what’s behind the food at Local Three and how it’s cooked using fresh ingredients while keeping it simple and delicious. This video will have your mouth watering when you see all that pork jowl, squash and kale. Stay tuned because we’ll have 2 more videos coming to close out our Local Three series you won’t want to miss. Stay Hungry Y’all !
– The Hungry Southerner
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Cranberries are a staple at most American family’s Thanksgiving tables. The form in which the cranberries appear varies from family to family. For example, my Northern Yankee family eats their cranberries boiled in water until they are saucy and sweetened with sugar. My Southern in-laws eat their cranberries with oranges and pineapples set in gelatin. With that being said, I don’t know what made me throw Fontina cheese, candied walnuts, and a tube of crescent rolls into my grocery cart alongside the bag of cranberries. Perhaps it could be that I was craving cheese? Or maybe it was because the nuts and crescent rolls were on sale? Whatever the reason, I am very happy with the choice of ingredients that helped showcase my delectable little cranberries.
This month we were lucky enough to sit down and talk with Executive Chef Chip Ulbrich of South City Kitchen. We discussed everything from the challenges of running “Twin” restaurants in the Atlanta metro area, to local sourcing of ingredients, his suppliers, his Yankee past and his own personal Thanksgiving traditions. Chef Ulbrich also talked about why he thinks Southern food has become so popular and how place like South City Kitchen has survived in Atlanta to become local culinary institution. So enjoy part two of our culinary discovery with Chef Chip Ulbrich. Stay Hungry Y’all.
-The Hungry Southerner
Note: Also available on YouTube
If you’re going to be in Atlanta area for Thanksgiving and you’re looking for a great place to dine. Both the Midtown and Vinings locations of South City Kitchen will be open serving special Thanksgiving day menus starting at 11:00 am for $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under. Be sure to call ahead and make sure you have a reservation. Be sure to check there website for all the details, menu options and reservations. It’s going to be a wonderful menu full of Southern ingredients and great value. We’re not even paid to say this…we just love these guys, so go out support your local Eateries and Chefs and tell them Thank You this Thanksgiving.
After getting this recipe correct I seriously considered renaming this website to Bourbon, Bacon & Butter : A Southerner’s Journey, but I digress. It’s recipes like these that Southerners should live and breath for. The spirit of the South is alive in these ingredients, from the soil presence in the pecans, to the sweet Kentucky water in the Bourbon. There is nothing like the unique texture and flavor and sweet Southern reminders of a Pecan Pie. A Thanksgiving tradition that we Southerners should all share a slice of. Here is our recipe for Bourbon Pecan Pie.
Thanks to the fine folks at Fire and Flavor for donating a copy of Gena Knox’s latest Cookbook “Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors“. We had a really great response and lots of you entered on Twitter, left comments here on the website and joined us on Facebook. I know Gena enjoyed getting all the “Thank You” messages on Twitter and I encourage everyone to continue to reach out to the folks we’ve been writing about and talking to on Facebook,Twitter and email we know they really enjoy hearing from you. So to select the winner we placed all the names of those who entered into a mixing bowl and drew one out, if you entered more than one way put your name in multiple times. Now for what you guys have been waiting for the the winner of the “Southern My Way cookbook and Hungry Southerner T-Shirt is: Jozette Kauffman. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who participated, keep your eyes open real soon for our next fun give away!