Our many Atlanta farmers markets serve as stepping stones for artisan food producers. With the support of Atlanta’s food community, some of these folks have been able to open their own brick-and-mortar locations.
The Spotted Trotter, which refers to itself as a “boutique charcuterie house,” got its start by setting up shop at several local markets and supplying many Atlanta restaurants including Rosebud, HD1 and One Flew South. Now, The Spotted Trotter will open its retail location on Nov. 4 in historic Kirkwood.
Using organic herbs and produce and humanely-raised and hormone-free meats, this shop produces small batches of its products, which incorporate seasonal ingredients. In addition to the menu of fresh sausages, bacon and pancetta, you’ll find an array of specialty items. Think rabbit and fig crepinettes, lamb tongue terrines, chicken and duck liver pate and veal bologna. And now that The Spotted Trotter has obtained its USDA certification, it can ship these delicacies outside of Georgia — just in time for holiday gifts.
4-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 1610 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta. 404-254-4958.
In other news:
Halloween Party at The Family Dog
Head to The Family Dog, Morningside’s watering hole and eatery, for the 70’s themed “Groovy Ghoulie Halloween Party” complete with DJ and prizes for best costumes. 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Oct. 29.
Make Ahead Thanksgiving Meal Class at The Cook’s Warehouse:
Learn how to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal with time to spare to enjoy the holiday with this class by public television chef Christy Rost. 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9. $50.