Trying to keep up with everything that’s going on on Twitter can sometimes feel like drinking from a fire-hose, and that’s why Atlanta Eats picks the best tweets from chefs, restaurateurs, and food writers to share with you. All these tweets are fully clickable, so you can read profiles and follow the twitterati that interest you just by clicking on this page!
After a weekend of heavy rain, Beth McKibben noted that…
Mosquitos are the devil. #thatisall
— Beth McKibben (@TheLazySusan) June 18, 2013
…and I don’t think anyone would disagree with her.
Something else we wouldn’t disagree with, is Angela Hansberger’s musing about the importance of coffee.
Usually I want coffee in the morning. Today coffee is necessary-in the need category.
— angela hansberger (@englishanj) June 19, 2013
Mark Bittman is one of those rare things: a writer who got himself a book deal, and turned out to be able to actually write well about the thing he’s most passionate about. If you watch things like Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen, you’ll know that cooking scallops is something even veteran chefs can screw up — Bittman who literally wrote the book on how to cook everything helps you avoid common mistakes.
A Dozen Simple Ways to Serve the Perfect Scallop – http://t.co/aUcdO5nPWW
— Mark Bittman (@bittman) June 19, 2013
Our friend and chef at Woodfire Grill, Tyler Williams is going to be at PeachJam’s pig roast at Decatur Farmer’s Market on Wednesday from 5-7pm.
— Tyler Williams (@tylerjamie79) June 19, 2013
Some big food news last week was that Jeni’s Ice Cream, is coming to Atlanta. With one shop in Tennessee and nine locations in Ohio, the new location next to Star Provisions/Bacchanalia in the Westside Provisions District, will be the first in Atlanta.
— Tim Gaddis (@Timthecheeseman) June 21, 2013
Guy Wong and Co. have been talking about Yum Bunz for almost three years now…Adam Evans, chef at the Optimist, can’t take the suspense any longer…
I don’t believe you anymore. pic.twitter.com/pt3hnXuYFz
— adam evans (@AdamHEvans) June 21, 2013
Following the outrage over Paula Deen’s deposition this week, Bon Appetit and NY Times food writer, Francis Lam comes to the defense of Southerners everywhere.
If you’re dumping on all Southerners becuse of one person’s racist garbage, you might think about whether you’re doing much better.
— Francis Lam (@Francis_Lam) June 22, 2013
Zeb Stevenson nails the raison d’etre for this blog post.
Thank God for twitter. Without it, I wouldn’t know that some person did some thing. #iliveunderarock
— Zeb Stevenson (@the_chef_z) June 24, 2013
The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Farm 255 in Athens, the sister restaurant to Farm Burger, will be closing it’s doors in July.
— Broderick Smylie (@savoryexposure) June 24, 2013
However, reports in the last couple of days are that the owners of Broad Street Coffee are planning to buy the restaurant, and that there would continue to be a restaurant at 255 W. Washington — though at this time it’s unclear whether Broad Street Coffee will remain open when 255 is re-opened after the change in ownership.
With the sad passing of James Gandolfini on Wednesday night, Michael Erickson, director of marketing for Fifth Group Restaurants, shared some classic Sopranos food moments.
— Michael Erickson (@FifthGrouper) June 20, 2013