Ginger was a Sweet Tomato
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) September 16, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009 marked the first annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, which featured some of Atlanta’s best chefs, mixologists and Southeastern farmers who joined forces to benefit Georgia Organics. The festival was a huge success – approximately 700 guests attended, and the event raised $5,000 for Georgia Organics. As a result, Ford Fry, owner and executive chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and the Festival’s founder, is already busy planning next year’s sequel and has set the date for Sunday, August 8, 2010.
This event is an excellent opportunity for chefs and attendees to meet local producers and develop longstanding relationships in order to further support the local food movement. Some of Atlanta’s best chefs and mixologists are paired with local farmers to create over-the-top tomato dishes and cocktails for guests to sample.
This year, high-profile judges including Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetit, Senior Food Writer Donna Florio of Southern Living and Food/Nutrition Writer and Registered Dietician Carolyn O’Neil chose the best dish and best beverage. The judges presented these awards to Owner/Chef Joe Truex of Repast for his summer tomato composition and Mixologist Lara Creasy of JCT. Kitchen & Bar for her “Ginger was a Sweet Tomato” cocktail, crowning them the festival’s Tomato King & Queen.
For more information on Georgia Organics, visit the web site or call 678-702-0400. Georgia Organics office is located at 1068 North Highland Avenue in Atlanta.
ABOUT JCT.KITCHEN & BAR
JCT. Kitchen & Bar is located in the charming Westside Urban Market at 1198 Howell Mill Road, Suite 18 in Atlanta Georgia. JCT. Kitchen & Bar serves “Southern Farmstead Cooking” daily for lunch and dinner. Head upstairs to JCT. Bar, voted one of the “Best Bars in America” by Esquire magazine, to keep an eye on the railroad tracks and enjoy the skyline– it’s the perfect spot to enjoy Chef Ford Fry’s small Southern plates menu along with mixologist Lara Creasy’s menu of classics and seasonally inspired new southern cocktails. JCT. Kitchen & Bar has been seen in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Elle Décor, Esquire, The Today Show.com, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlantan, Jezebel, Daily Candy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet, and more. JCT. Bar is open Tuesday – Thursday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and closed on Sundays. JCT. Kitchen is open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. To make a reservation, call JCT. Kitchen & Bar at 404-355-2252 or visit JCT. Kitchen & Bar.