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Gunshow's Joey Ward at Last Word; Republican Senators Lover Marietta Barbecue

Plus, an Atlanta-centric food show premieres this week.

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OLD FOURTH WARD — On Monday, June 15, Gunshow executive chef Joey Ward and lead bartender Mercedes O'Brien will join the kitchen at Last Word for a "Monday Night Raw" dinner. From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ward and Last Word executive chef Layla Walk will dish out a raw-centric menu — crudos, tartares, ceviches — with Gunshow-style service. O'Brien and Last Word beverage director Cole Younger Just will mix up cocktails to compliment the dishes. For reservations, call Last Word at (404) 343-1274. [EaterWire]

MARIETTA — A recent New York Times story highlights a weekly lunch among Republican Senators in Washington, where the host provides culinary fare from their home state. A few popular items are mentioned, but the apparent favorite for the bureaucrats is served when Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is in charge. "But local delicacies notwithstanding, Republicans all tip their hats to Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. On his day, a team descends the night before to smoke meats across the river in Virginia, then arrives at the Capitol with a spread of pulled pork, beef brisket and baby-back pork ribs. Sam's BBQ-1 in Marietta, Ga., delivers baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and macaroni and cheese." [NYT]

FOOD TVDish Worth the Drive: Southern Eats Editionthe culinary road show hosted by Atlanta Eats's Steak Shapiro, premieres this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on CBS-46. The local restaurants featured on the show will include St. Cecilia, Bone Garden Cantina, Gunshow, and Serpas True Food. [EaterWire]

Last Word

701-5 Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (404) 343-1274 Visit Website

Sam's BBQ 1

4944 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068 (770) 977-3005 Visit Website

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