I missed the memo where Josh Ozersky works for Rachael Ray. But. Ol' Cutlets came to the ATL and had a good old time:
Nice of Josh to notice! But for real, a nice s/o to Cod fave Farm 255:
Also, love for Spotted Trotter, the Cod's favorite place he's never been:
Whether it’s lardcore heroics like Gray’s or the celestial charcuterie handed to me by Kevin Outzs from The Spotted Trotter, the experience cemented the conviction in my mind that the South was where American cooking, in its most vital sense, is happening.
If only there was a giant southern food festival every month I could go to to try all this food! Once a year is not enough. But Atlanta opened my eyes, and I won’t wait a year to go back. March to the sea, gastronomes! The South has risen.
In case you missed it, around ATL "march to the sea" generally refers to Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's experiment in total warfare, what with the incinerating stuff and all. While we're at it "The South has risen" is problematic, in that the "it" in "The South's Gonna Do It Again" is not "provide porky treats to NYC food writers." It's nice to see this festival get some love, but let's hope Rach finds Ozersky a new editor before he samples the culinary delights of Nanking. Play us off, Charlie Daniels!