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 !
I firmly believe that every self respecting American (Southerners this especially applies to you) should keep a little bourbon tucked away for all occasions. I actually learned this from my grandmother who would always keep a little Jim Beam hidden away,in a trunk no less, for cooking. Bourbon is the signature flavor of the South, more so than Sweet Tea. Why? Because Bourbon was here first, it’s our Southern heritage; sacred, guarded and often the secret ingredient in many generation’s finest recipes.
We continue our quest for local Southerners that are doing things Local, Fresh, and Sustainable and have stumbled upon a marriage of food and brew. Meet Crawford Moran, the Brewmaster at 5 Seasons Brewing, and a Southerner with a passion for bringing seasonality and sustainability to the micro-brewing industry. We sat down and talked about what makes 5 Seasons so unique including its symbiotic relationship to the farmers with its constantly changing menus, and the constantly rotating styles of beers that will keep your palates busy for years to come. Throw out all your old notions of what a brew pub is. The dynamic team of Crawford Moran’s brewing and the fresh, local, seasonal cooking provided by Chef David Larkworthy combine to pay great respect to the wonderful ingredients they are both working with. A wonderful local Southern discovery that can’t be missed. Stay Hungry Y’all!
On our first podcast we speak with Tim Gaddis (@Timthecheeseman) the cheese monger for Star Provisions in Atlanta,GA. We met up to talk about the state of Southern Cheese, and to sample some of the growing varieties of artisan products being developed right here in the South. Tim really explained to us that there is a great new culture of Southern brand cheeses, and quality farms that are keeping up with the best in the world. If you love cheese and Southern food is your thing, then this is for you. Stay Hungry Y’all!
In an effort to bring Southerners back in touch with their food and local producers, The Hungry Southerner is doing a series of interviews with Southern farmers, producers, businesses and chefs discussing what they are doing that is unique to be sustainable, fresh and most important, a respected presence in their local economy. Our goal is to document and share with you some really great stories of Southerners with a passion for what they do. You’ll see everything from a family run pickling business to hand made aprons, sustainable restaurants and even some local dairy farmers. We want our readers to share in our passion for supporting local economy and ensuring that the crafts of these businesses are being honored and passed on to the next generation.
Ormsby’s is, without a doubt, our new favorite place to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. The folks that brought us Atkins Park, have created a unique restaurant / social club that is an homage to the underground speakeasies that popped up during prohibition. This is a great place to grab a quick bite for lunch or sit and stay awhile. Ormsby’s provides lots of extracurricular activities, with several underground Boce ball courts, darts and shuffle board; there’s plenty to do to keep you distracted. So how’s the food?
One of the often overlooked parts of Southern culture is the food and flavors of Latin cuisine in the Southeast, US. From the Caribbean traditions on the Carolina Coast, and South Florida, to the Tamale trail through the Mississippi delta and the Spanish fusion in New Orleans style cuisine; the amazing abundance of Latin influenced food is a major contributor to Southern culinary traditions. La Fonda Latina is a great place to get a quick taste of several Latin treats, on a dime, and a great opportunity to sample the different flavors of Latin culture.