Ashley Christensen, chef, Raleigh empire builder, and cookbook author, is coming to Atlanta to sign copies of her latest work. Christensen will pop up for a party at Cover Books in Westside this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Copies of Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis, and Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield will serve small bites that show off recipes from the book.
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, from 3 to 5pm, for a book signing and party with chef @ashley_christensen of Raleigh's beloved @poolesdiner! With bites from the book prepared by @millerunionchef. Books available on a first-come, first-served basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy! #booksmakegreatgifts
Christensen opened Poole’s Diner in Raleigh nine years ago, and she has since launched four more restaurants, a coffeeshop, and a private events space in the town that is home to North Carolina State University. Her most recent opening, Death & Taxes, was a finalist (along with Atlanta’s Staplehouse) for the James Beard Foundation’s Best New Restaurant award in 2016.
Update: And in addition to a signing party at Cover Books, Christensen is planning a dinner for this Sunday at Floataway Cafe. She’ll be joined by Satterfield and Ryan Smith of Staplehouse, and the trio will prepare a dinner from recipes in Poole’s. The event, which begins at 5 p.m., is $125 per person and includes the family-style meal, a copy of the book, and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance.