Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Decatur Book Festival: Sunday, September 1, 2013

The largest independent book festival in the country. Mingle with 300 world-class authors at book signings, readings, and soirees. Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis will deliver the keynote, Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory. A cool new event for this yeat is art|DBF, a program celebrating culture and the arts, presents an "After Dark" street party with pop-up performances by Staibdance, the Atlanta Opera, Wabi Sabi, 7 Stages, and Serenbe Playhouse, plus a video installation presented by FLUX Projects (Sat., Aug. 31, 7-9 p.m. Decatur Plaza, E. Ponce de Leon Avenue and Church Street). iPhone users can download the Decatur Book Festival mobile app for quick access to author reading times, events, and maps. Free The show starts at 12:00 PM


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Here's what you do on Sunday, September 1, 2013

First

Decatur Book Festival at Decatur Square

Enjoy!! The show starts at 12:00 PM

Second

Sauteed Sea Scallops at Bistro Niko

White wine nage. That's the delectable sauce that surrounds the sea scallops at Bistro Niko. Start with an endive salad and glass of champagne. Then move ever so slowly to your scallops in sauce. Pair with a chardonnay. It's a great way to spend the lunch hour on Peachtree.

Third

Time for an afternoon sleep...

Health matters.

Fourth

Slow Roasted Carolina Rabbit at Canoe

HWYD's best rabbit in town. It's also one of our top recommended dishes overall. Chef Carvel over at canoe takes slow cooking to new levels with this ultra-refined dish. Slow roasted Carolina Rabbit with Swiss Chard, bacon ravioli, sweet potato hash and candied garlic sauce. Start with the marinated golden and red beet salad with whipped Vermont goat cheese, candied walnuts and basil oil. Then move on to the rabbit. Finish up with their seasonal sorbet. Pair the rabbit with a bordeaux. Add Canoe's backdrop of the lazy Chattahoochee drifting by, and it's a great way to celebrate that you're in Atlanta.

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