Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tickets to Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Despite saying last night that it was sold out, tickets to the Attack of the Killer Tomato festival seem to be available online today. Go here to get your tix before they're gone! Mr. AT and I just snagged ours!

Here's the skinny...

JCT. KITCHEN & BAR HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL

ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATO FESTIVAL

The Attack is Back by Popular Demand and Danger Never Tasted So Good

ATLANTA (July 2010) – On Sunday, August 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., JCT. Kitchen & Bar is hosting an event to celebrate some of the South’s best chefs, farmers and mixologists, who will join forces to benefit Georgia Organics in an event known as the second annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival. Tickets cost $50 per person and $45 for Georgia Organics members if purchased by August 1. After August 1, tickets will cost $65 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.georgiaorganics.org or at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

Top Tomato Ford Fry, owner and executive chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, is heading up the celebration and turning his restaurant into a tomato sanctuary that will also span the upstairs bar and outdoor courtyard area. Participating chefs include:

Jay Swift of 4th & Swift

David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons

Anne Quatrano of Abattoir, Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Floataway Café and Quinones

Gerry Klaskala of Aria

Todd Ginsberg of Bocado

Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe

John Currence of City Grocery

Kevin Maxey of Craft

Matt Palmerlee of Farm 255

Mike Lata of FIG

Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten and The National

Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar

Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club

Craig Richards of La Tavola Trattoria

Bruce Logue of La Pietra Cucina

Gary Mennie of Livingston

Steven Satterfield of Miller Union

Keira Moritz of Pacci Ristorante and AltoRex Rooftop Lounge

Hector Santiago of Pura Vida

Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak and Krog Bar

Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House

Ron Eyester of Rosebud

Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food

Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny

Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol

Joe Truex of Watershed

Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill

Each featured chef will be paired with a local farmer to create a yummy tomato dish for attendees to sample, while the featured mixologists (Brian Stanger of Abattoir, Andy Minchow of Holeman & Finch Public House, Lara Creasy of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Miles MacQuarrie of Leon’s Full Service, Cara Laudino of Miller Union, Kevin Bragg of Prohibition, Nick Hearin of Restaurant Eugene and Paul Calvert of Sound Table) will stir up their own signature cocktails.

High-profile judges including Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appétit and Restaurant Editor Kate Krader of Food + Wine will be choosing the best dish and best beverage, and an award will also be given to the chef with the best table decorations. The festivities will also include live entertainment from The Spazmatics.

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