WESTSIDE – The 2012 Atlanta Rising Stars gala will be held at The Goat Farm June 13 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Attendees will be able to sample the Rising Star chefs’ creations. This year’s Rising Stars include Andy Carson of Bacchanalia, Shane Devereux of The Lawrence, Adam Evans of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Robert Phalen of One Eared Stag, Ryan Smith of Empire State South, Tyler Williams of Abattoir and Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya. Tickets are available for $85 per person.
CITYWIDE – Atlantans can now purchase $25 Dinner & A Cause Cards that entitle them to 20 percent off their bill at participating restaurants for a month. The money raised will go toward Children of Conservation, which provides education to the children of wildlife sanctuary workers. Participating restaurants (85 total) include Basil’s, Agave, Muss & Turner’s, JCT Kitchen, Mosaic, Joe’s on Juniper and No. 246. [EaterWire]
BUCKHEAD – The Big Ketch has a new menu and a new chef. Shane Touhy joins the restaurant after working at Blue Ridge Grill and more recently Dogwood. New menu items include lobster bisque, pickled shrimp, a fried oyster Po’Boy, calamari fries and fish and chips. [EaterWire]