Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, and more Tomatoes: Sunday, July 21, 2012

Here's what you do Sunday, July 21, 2012.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Festival
Today is all about tomatoes.  It's tomato fest this weekend, and that's the star event today.  Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest in fact.  It's held by JCT Kitchen in their very cool complex over in west mid town.  They bring together 37 chefs, 12 mixologists, and lots of excellent recipes to celebrate that most tasty of fruits, the tomato.  The festival goes from 1-5 on Sunday afternoon.  The Spazmatics and chef band Five Bone Rack are playing.  Best part.  It all benefits Georgia Organics, and organization formed to bring locally grown organic food to all Georgians.  ($ - $70 per person).

Here's what you do on Sunday:

First: New. York. Times.  You can read it on your iPad.  You can get the paper version.  Paper version is better, but either will do.  Pick up a copy at Alon's Bakery in Virginia Highland and get some coffee and almond croissants and raspberry cheese danishes to go.  Head on back to your deck, spread out, and enjoy.  If it doesn't take you at least two hours, you're not doing it right.  This week, I got a new bouquet from my favorite florist, Candler Park Flower Mart.  It's gonna keep me company while I read.  It's part of my year long bouquet delivery.  Read about it.  ($ - $20)
Order flowers for a year.  Best money you ever spent, and great backdrop for reading the sunday paper.

Second:  Go check out some living walls.  The living walls effort is trying to change the way we Atlantans see our public spaces.  This big guy below certainly reaches that goal. You can find him on Mitchell Street downtown.  The full map of murals is shown below.  Go check 'em out.  ($ - $Free).

Third: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!  Get there around 1 and enjoy!  ($ - $70 per person).

Fourth: Nap.  'Nuff said.  Don't forget the perfect bed rules.  ($ - $Free).

Finally:  You ate tomatoes all afternoon.  Let's try the opposite.  What's the opposite of tomatoes?  That's right!  Ice cream.  Head on over to Morelli's in Inman Park will hit the spot.  Voted best ice cream in Atlanta by Creative Loafing, and 4th best in the country by Bon Appetit, Atlantans swear by, and so should you.  ($ - $10 per person).

Book Keeping:

For two people:

Breakfast and the NYT:  $20
Living Walls: $Free
Tomatoes: $140
Nap: $Free
Ice Cream: $20

Total: $180

Day Map:

View Tomatoes in a larger map

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