Sunday, April 26, 2015

Taste of Marietta 2015

Once again we had a great time at the Taste of Marietta.  So many things to try! We started by walking the square to see who was there and what was offered.

There was a cooling station for kids and pets.

And lots of dogs that just had enough of the crowds.

There was an old police car that every one enjoyed seeing.
And of course, this is probably the only place you could have gotten deep fried bubble gum today.

Taste of Marietta is the place where you can go to taste the best that the area restaurants have to offer.

   First we tried Angels Burritos. A chicken burrito that was okay. A chili dog that was okay. The  bowl of chicken and dumplings.... It was okay.

There was a tent for Crooked Tree Cafe,  Atlanta Fudge, Grand Champion BBQ, Sugarcakes Patisserie, Minas Grill, Fox Dogs, Vespucci's Italian Kitchen, Cool Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Kish Lounge, Chicken and the Egg and more.

Then there was SEED.  They served the most amazing White Corn Grit Fritters with a deep amber Jalapeño Jelly that was just the perfect complement! Served hot and cheesy. YUM
Photo Credit: SEED
SEED KITCHEN & BAR is located at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 504, Marietta, Georgia 
I've been there several times for lunch but never dinner.  I'll have to do that very soon.
Top Chef Doug Turbush will open his third restaurant in December 2015 called Drift.  A fish house and oyster bar in the Avenues at East Cobb. I can't wait.

The 2015 Awards of Distinction went to 540 Kitchen & Bar, Sugar Cakes, The Marietta Local, Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar, Big Shanty Smokehouse, Hottie Hawgs Barbeque, Taqueria Tsunami, Dave Poe’s BBQ and Seed Kitchen & Bar.
Another great day on the Marietta Square in Marietta, GA. A great place to live.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Burgers Market on a cloudy day

Burgers is right down the street from us and is one of those unique old fashioned open air markets. This wonderful local treasure celebrates 40 years of service this year!

Photo Credit: CK Worley

We had fun looking at all the fresh produce.

 Fresh oranges, grapefruit and other citrus from Florida

 Vine-ripe tomatoes from Tennessee and South Carolina

Locally made sauces and relishes, baked goods, pickles, dairy goods such as Amish butter, cheese and syrups.

They will make specialty baskets for any occasion that are so different from all the rest.

Photo Credit: Burgers Market

Burgers has a wide variety of flowers and herbs all ready to plant or hang in baskets.

They are located at 1395 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
They are open Monday- Saturday 9-6
Closed on Sundays and Holidays.
This needs to be on your MUST DO list.

                   They have recipes on their web page.      
              Here is one for Tomato Pie. Looks delicious!

Photo credit: Burgers Market
  • 9in Pie Shell
  • 3 Tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 4 TBSP Green Onion, diced and separated
  • 4 TBSP Fresh Basil, cut in 1/8in strips, separated
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
Bake pie shell at 400° for 10 minutes.
Place one layer of tomatoes in pie shell, top with 2 TBSP of green onion and 2 TBSP of basil. Add salt and pepper. Place another layer of tomatoes and top with remaining green onion and basil. Mix cheeses and mayonnaise and spread over top of pie.

Bake 30 minutes at 350°.
Serve hot.