Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest: August 9th at JCT Kitchen

posted on July 29, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I don’t normally make it to many of these events, but this one gets my seal of approval. The line-up is sick! Take a cab or call Zingo (love this service) if you go, people. Those mixologists make some deliciously deadly concoctions. You’ve been warned.

From the event’s Facebook page:

On Sunday, August 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., JCT Kitchen & Bar is hosting an event to celebrate some of Atlanta’s best chefs, farmers and mixologists, who will join forces to benefit Georgia Organics in an event known as the first annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest. Tickets are available for purchase at and cost $50 per person and $45 for Georgia Organics members. A VIP pass is also available for $90 and includes entry as well as access to an open bar.

In addition to JCT Owner and Executive Chef Ford Fry, other participating chefs include:

Gerry Klaskala of Aria
Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill
Keira Moritz of Pacci Ristorante and AltoRex Rooftop Lounge
Kevin Maxey of Craft
Joe Truex of Repast
Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House
Anne Quatrano of Abattoir, Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, Floataway Café and Quinones
Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
Jay Swift of 4th & Swift
David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons Brewing Company
Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten and The National
Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food
Hector Santiago of Pura Vida
Gerry Mennie of Livingston
Billy Allin of Cakes & Ale
Shaun Doty of Shaun’s

Each chef will be paired with a local farmer to create a yummy tomato dish for attendees to sample, while the featured mixologists (Lara Creasy of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Daniel Morrison of Watershed, Miles Macquarrie of Leon’s Full Service, Regan Smith of Holeman & Finch, Eric Zollicoffer of Sotto Sotto and Cara Laudino of Miller Union) will stir up their own signature cocktails with Patron Reposado Tequila and Distillery 209 Gin from Georgia Crown and Square One Vodka.

High-profile judges including Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appetit, Senior Food Writer Donna Florio of Southern Living and Danny Bonvissuto, freelance food writer for Food + Wine, will be choosing the best dish and best beverage, and an award will also be given to the chef with the best table decorations.

In addition to the special cocktail tasting, cold beer from 5 Seasons Brewing and free Bionade (an organic soda from Germany that is made of 100% natural ingredients) will also be available for attendees. Entertainment will include live music from The Spazmatics.

Get your tickets HERE.
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  • Re: Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest: August 9th at JCT Kitchen
    posted by: Fred Brown · July 31, 2009  1:00 PM

    Hello Blissful,
    Brown's Guides is programming a "Georgia Restaurant Search" that will include all Georgia cities, plus Atlanta restaurants by neighborhood. Do you know of any local, state or regional sites that do a good job of this?

    Here are the BG Atlanta neighborhoods: Airport, AtlanticStation, Brookhaven, Buckhead, BufordHwy, CabbageTown, CandlerPark, CheshireBridge, Clairmont, Downtown, EastAtlanta, Edgewood, Emory, GrantPark, LittleFivePoints, Midtown, Old4thWard, Perimeter, PonceyHighland, VirginiaHighland, Westside. Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your help.

  • Re: Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest: August 9th at JCT Kitchen
    posted by: D TradeIdeas · August 11, 2009  4:18 PM

    What a great event it was. Pictures and my review are here:

    Hoping it's as good next year!

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