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This Week’s Food Events: Hugh Acheson Book Signing

Plus, an epic Valentine’s dinner and more can’t-miss Atlanta events

Chef Hugh Acheson
Erik Tanner
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Thursday, January 25

Hugh Acheson booking signing

What: Despite what happened on ‘This Is Us’ the other night, Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson wants people to know not to fear the slow cooker (aka Crock Pot). He has an entire cookbook dedicated to the kitchen contraption’s recipes to prove it. Acheson will be signing copies of his latest book The Chef and the Slow Cooker in Atlanta at Ponce City Market.

Details: Thursday, January 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ponce City Market’s Atlanta Gallery Collective, 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta. Tickets $30 per person. Includes copy of the cookbook and 5x7 photo from Erik Tanner’s James Beard portrait series currently on display at the Collective.

Thursday, January 25

Bar Americano grand opening

What: After two months in business, Bar Americano from the team behind The Pinewood and The Mercury is throwing a grand opening celebration. The restaurant is offering a four-course tasting menu which includes soup or salad, a pasta course, roast chicken or flounder, and gelato for dessert. After 10 p.m., expect dollar pizza slices, ​​$3 Peronis and prosecco, and $9 cocktails like a negroni riff with gin, Campari, and Alessio Chinato vermouth.

Details: $30 per person. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta.

Thursday, January 25

Latte art throwdown at Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

What: Calling on latte artists. Chrome Yellow Trading Co. in Edgewood is hosting an epic latte art throwdown featuring Stumptown Coffee, steamed milk, Creature Comfort Beer, and a charity raffle with lots of prizes benefiting The Giving Kitchen; a non-profit organization providing crisis grants for individuals in the Atlanta restaurant industry.

Details: Sign ups begin at 7 p.m. A $5 buy-in with donations accepted. 501 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta.

Sunday, February 11

Valentine’s Day collaborative chefs dinner

What: Grab reservations now. The analog dinner series is back just in time for Valentine’s Day. The five course dinner features four seafood courses and a duck main course from chefs Todd Richards (Richard’s Southern Fried) and Guy Wong (Miso Izakaya, Le Fat, Ton Ton) with cocktails by Jerry and Krista Slater of the forthcoming The Expat in Athens.

Details: Two seatings at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. with 14 seats per seating. Tickets are $65 per person. Beverage pairings are an additional $30 per person. Miso Izakaya, 619 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta.

Le Fat

935 Marietta Street NorthWest, , GA 30318 (404) 439-9850 Visit Website

Ponce City Market

675 North Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 900-7900 Visit Website

Ton Ton

, , GA 30308 (404) 883-3507 Visit Website

Chrome Yellow Trading Co.

501 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (470) 355-1340 Visit Website

Richards' Southern Fried

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (678) 732-9594 Visit Website

Bar Americano

180 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (347) 457-5426 Visit Website

The Pinewood

254 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 373-5507 Visit Website

Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, , GA 30312 (470) 225-6252

The Mercury

11909 Preston Road, , TX 75230 (972) 960-7774 Visit Website