The Nitty Gritty
- Event on Friday, November 4th at Ponce City Market from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Must be 21 to attend (Sorry, kiddos)
- Located at The Shed at Ponce City Market
When it comes to chefs, Atlanta is lucky to have its fair share of great ones. And when it comes to food and ingredients, you don’t need to go to far from the city to discover that Georgia has some pretty amazing farms. Look no further than Bluffton, where White Oak Pastures’ owner, Will Harris, has been raising been raising cattle, goats, poultry and more. Not only is Harris’s livestock of the highest quality, but so is his holistic approach to farming. It’s so good, in fact, that White Oak Pastures was named a Savory Global Network Hub in 2015, meaning it is a recognized center for the education and support of regenerative land and animal management for both farmers and consumers. Now Harris is coming to Atlanta to feed and educate us through a unique “dinner and a movie” evening, and he’s assembled an all-star team of local chefs to help him do it.
Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow, Andreas Müller of Revival, Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Tal Baum of Bellina Alimentari, Reid Harrison of White Oak Pastures and Jenn Robbins will each be manning a grilling station during the event at Ponce City Market, and they’ll be serving original dishes that highlight proteins from White Oak Pastures.While these culinary treats are being enjoyed, Will Harris will be telling the fascinating story of White Oak Pastures and his approach to regenerative farming. Then he will air four new short films produced by the Savory Institute for a project called “Eat It, Wear It, Regenerate It: Igniting a Consumer Revolution." The films explore how the goals of regenerative farming start with farmers, but end with consumers, and how producers and their clients can work together to protect the future of our planet. During the event beer will be provided by Atlanta’s own Second Self Beer Company, which collaborates with local farmers on many of its recipes.It’s one thing to enjoy delicious, locally grown, sustainable food prepared by the who’s who of Atlanta chefs. But to do so while learning how that food made it from the farm to your plate and discovering ways to become a part of the process – well that’s just a whole new level of awesome.