Leah’s Link Loves and Taste of the Nation Atlanta Pictures

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

On Thursday night I attended Taste of the Nation Atlanta, a fundraiser for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.  The event featured bites and cocktails from what seemed like the majority of the restaurants in Atlanta as well as spectacularly impressive silent and live auctions.  This picture doesn’t do it justice, but literally the entire ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium was filled with booths from all of the restaurants around town.  It was really incredible to see so many talented chefs, restauranteurs and mixologists/bartenders in one spot.  What’s more ~ 100% of the ticket sales support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger.  The event is held in many other cities across the United States ~ so there might be one near you soon!

As a relatively new Atlantan, this was a really cool way for me to see what is going on culinarily, especially in areas of the city that we don’t get to visit much.  The event is also black-tie optional, so its a fun excuse to get dressed up and wear that dress that you bought for that wedding that you’ve only worn one time 🙂  And most importantly, it is for a good cause.  I’ve included more of my pictures below my weekly favorite links.  I wish I had noted the descriptions of these dishes, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch many of them.  I hope you enjoy nonetheless and are maybe tempted to attend the event here next year or in your city.

If you haven’t watched this hilarious video where Jimmy Kimmel asks people if they know what gluten is, you must do so immediately.

Stunning blueberry pie.

New ways to think of chicken if you are in a chicken rut.

Some gorgeous inspiration for an outdoor Mother’s Day brunch.

How to make chocolate dipped strawberries. . .fun!

Eat your greens with these red pepper collard green potstickers ~ so creative!

Have you watched Seth Myers’ late night show yet?  SJP and Anna Wintour made an appearance this week following the Met Ball.

These pictures will have you craving pancakes immediately.

I am in mushroom heaven.

Mango salad with rhubarb ginger dressing + chili almonds. . .those pictures!!

Loving this almond-ella sub for Nutella!

Strawberry rhubarb crisp bars. . . .I know what I am making if I find strawberries today 🙂 (and these have no nuts!!)

These strawberry lemon curd donuts also look ahhhmazing.

I’m terrible about updating my makeup but this Tory Burch Lip Color in Pretty Baby looks perfect for summer, via allure.com.

I love this Dad and how he nicknamed this quiche “breakfast pizza” so his kids would eat it. . .cutest thing ever.

I hope you have a great weekend!!  Here are some more pictures from Thursday’s event.

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

hey hey, its Kevin Gillespie from Top Chef!

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Shrimp and thinly sliced beets from Gunshow, Kevin’s restaurant

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Macaroons from Star Provisions

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Close-up of said macaroons

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Tuna tartare from the Chef at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead (who did our wedding!!)

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Tacos from The Iberian Pig in Decatur

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

A Chicken Sausage corn dog 

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Farro Salad, Strawberries, Fennel, Pistachio and Pickled Vidalia

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Chicken Galantine with a Mescadine Port Wine Reduction

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Springer Mountain Farms ~ Eat Local!

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Eggs and asparagus from Veni Vidi Vicci

Taste of the Nation Atlanta

Pretty tarts!

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