Edna Lewis Foundation to Remember Chef Darryl Evans

The Edna Lewis Foundation, an organization dedicated to honoring, preserving and nurturing African American culinary heritage and culture, will be hosting a weekend of events in April to honor the memory of Chef Darryl E. Evans.

Chefs Art Smith, Darryl Evans and Joe Randall at the 2013 Edna Lewis Foundation Celebration Dinner
Chefs Art Smith, Darryl Evans and Joe Randall at the 2013 Celebration Dinner

Chef Evans was the former executive chef of the City Club of Buckhead and a three-time recipient of the American Culinary Chef of the Year award. He passed away on February 26th, 2014 at the age of 52.

Chef Evans began his career in 1983 as a chef’s apprentice with the American Culinary Federation at the Cherokee Town & Country Club, and went on to lead a number of fine dining establishments and cook a variety of cuisines. He will be remembered as one of the premiere African American chefs, with a local and global fan base.

Chef Evans was a board member of the Edna Lewis Foundation and one of the participating chefs at the 2nd annual Edna Lewis Foundation Celebration Dinner held last April. He delighted diners with his thyme & rosemary crusted pheasant breast.

Click here for snapshots from last year’s Celebration Dinner

On Saturday, April 12th, join family, friends, former mentees and co-workers to pay tribute to Chef Evans. The Wine and Tasting Reception and Reflection will be held at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Tucker, Georgia from 2pm to 5pm. A team of eight chefs from across the country will prepare dishes and desserts. The event costs $35 per person.

On Sunday, April 13th, the 3rd annual Edna Lewis Foundation Celebration will celebrate the birthday of Lewis and the life of Chef Evans. Following an hors d’oeuvres reception guests will enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by talented regional chefs. The evening begins at 6:30pm with dinner at 8:00pm, will also be held at Le Cordon Bleu, and costs $125 per person.

Net proceeds from the events will establish the Chef Darryl E. Evans Culinary Scholarship for aspiring culinary students who plan to further their education at a licensed or accredited culinary school. The awards will be granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Click here to register for the events or to donate to the scholarship

For more information on the Edna Lewis Foundation visit www.ednalewisfoundation.org or call (912) 303-0409.

Edna Lewis Foundation Reception and Tribute Dinner Remembering Chef Darryl E. Evans, April 12th and 13th, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1927 Lakeside Parkway, Tucker, Georgia.

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AG Pick: The Federalist Zinfandel 2011

Are you a Scandal fan and looking for a red wine to sip along with Olivia Pope? Or are you interested in something dark and intense to go along with the schemes on House of Cards? Try a bottle of the 2011 Federalist Zinfandel.

Federalist ZinfandelUniquely American from the grape to the image of Alexander Hamilton on the label, this wine from Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley is a toast to our nation’s heritage. It is made entirely from Zinfandel, a grape that took root not too long after Hamilton and the Founding Fathers worked to establish the United States.

There is no need to be a fixer or a manipulator to enjoy the wine. This Zinfandel is a crowd-pleasing mix of dark berry and spice flavors with a velvety texture. Bold yet refined notes of blackberry, black currant, boysenberry and plum are layered with black pepper and cinnamon. It feels smooth and lively in the mouth, with gentle tannins and good acidity.

The Federalist Zinfandel pairs with a variety of foods including grilled or baked chicken, hamburgers, prime rib and lamb. Or just enjoy a glass with your favorite television show.

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Frozen Pints Introduces New Flavor

From the people who invite you to have your beer and eat it too comes a new craft beer ice cream, just in time for spring.

Strawberry SofieIntroducing Strawberry Sofie, the latest flavor from Frozen Pints. It’s a partnership between the Atlanta-based company and Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery.

Sofie is a sparkling Belgian farmhouse ale that was fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels. The tart citrus flavors of the ale are complemented by hints of strawberry in the ice cream. The boozy frozen treat is gently sweet with an upbeat finish reminiscent of champagne.

The limited release Strawberry Sofie is the first collaboration with an out-of-state brewery and follows Frozen Pints’ partnership with Terrapin Brewing Company this winter.

Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream can be found in more than 130 stores and restaurants in Atlanta and surrounding cities. It’s for adults only so prepare to show I.D. — each pint has an alcohol content between 1 and 3 percent, depending on the flavor.

For more information and to find where Frozen Pints is available near you visit www.frozenpints.com.

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Spring Into the Atlanta Improv with Special Promo

Looking for a unique spot for a date or a fun night out with friends? Or just need a laugh since Atlanta’s seemingly never ending-winter has got you down?

Get your tickets now to the Atlanta Improv. With sets from nationally touring comics and special events happening over the next few months, there has never been a better time to check out the comedy club.

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Upcoming comics include Ryan Singer, Theo Von and John Caparulo. Not to be missed are the Open Mic Nights on Wednesdays. Each week comedians of all levels and experiences take a turn at standup, along with special guest comedians and the occasional celebrity appearance.

The Atlanta Improv will also host shows during the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival on March 27th, 28th and 29th.

Click here to see the full calendar of upcoming shows

The dinner menu includes an assortment of bar favorites plus sushi created next door by master sushi chef Saito Saito at Czar Ice Bar. There are plenty of creative cocktails as well as wine and beer.

For a limited time, you can save $20 on tickets to the Atlanta Improv. Enter coupon code: Eskimo. The offer is valid through April 30th, and can’t be used for special events.

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theatre, located in the Andrews Entertainment District, 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta 30305
(678) 244-3612