Firmly planted in the Atlanta food scene, the 7th annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival rolls in to the Westside Provisions District from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. THIS Sunday, July 19th, 2015. Sample tomato treats from more than 50 of the South’s top chefs and Atlanta’s best mixologists, listen to live bands, and generate big bucks for The Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organics. Chefs are paired with a local farmer to create a festival dish to sample, while mixologists muddle up tomato inspired cocktails. The Killer Tomato Festival is always a sellout. Grab your tickets now! Use the hashtag #AKTF2015 on social media and follow the JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Facebook and Instagram.
♪Sweet tomato dreams are made of these ... ♫ How did Ford Fry dream up the tomato festival? Fry wanted to be a food festival host and peaches in Georgia did not scream unique. A great name from a movie Fry fondly recalls from childhood, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, along with a thriving local farmer relationship, many with an excess of tomatoes and BAM! -as Chef Emeril Lagasse would say. “I can feel it: This year will be crazier than ever. Plus, rumor has it that Ill Communication will be blowing it up Brooklyn-style,” said Chef Ford Fry. Five Bone Rack, Ford's all-chef band will also be taking the stage.
Sliced, crushed, diced, and pureed, enjoy the many creations and libations in which tomatoes can be savored and sipped. The competition is fierce and friendly with competitors ready to crush all rivals. Bloody Mary Ice Pops, a favorite from the 2014 #AKTF, were created by master of pastry for Ford Fry’s restaurants, Chef Chrysta Poulos.
“We love the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival because it celebrates our agrarian roots. It focuses on one of the beloved crops Georgia Organics farmers grow so perfectly: the tasty tomato,” Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls said. “It’s a day to stimulate our taste buds and toast to the fun members of the good food community.”
The W Atlanta – Midtown restaurant, TRACE Atlanta, will be at the 7th Annual JCT. Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival this Sunday. Our Chef Shean Suter, partnering with Mayflor Farms will serve heirloom cherry tomato and Vidalia onion cobbler with black pepper cheddar biscuits. Atlanta native, Chef Shean Suter’s career has spanned the nation but his heart lies in Southern cooking. From a stint working in California, he was inspired by the relationships that chefs forge with farmers. As the executive chef at TRACE Atlanta, Suter combine his love of Southern cuisine with his passion for tapping into local farmers to manifest the TRACE Atlanta philosophy of fresh and healthy farm-to-table cuisine.