Fans of delicious and artery clogging food will have some very hard decisions to make this weekend. In addition to Baconfest, this Saturday Ron Eyester celebrates the South’s most famous fried foul with the 1st annual Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Festival.
Eyester has enlisted a collection of Atlanta chefs, some of whom I know can make a killer fried chicken, to offer up their best fried bird for a panel of judges as well as the people’s choice award. Hosted in a tented lot next to Rosebud in Morningside (i.e. rain or shine), the event runs from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and includes live music, bourbon, beer, and plenty of fried chicken.
Participating chefs include:
Asha Gomez, Cardamom Hill
Jordan Wakefield, Meehan’s Public House
Suzanne Vizethann, The Hungry Peach
Justin Keith, Food 101
The Fox Brothers, Fox Bros BBQ
Matt Coggin, DBA Barbecue
Matt Swickerath, Valenza
Stephen Herman, Haven
Terry Koval, Farm Burger
Darrell Rice, Tavern 99
Todd Richards, Ritz Carlton Buckhead
Tickets are $35/ea (purchased here) and includes fried chicken tastings from all of the participating chefs and two Jim Beam drinks or Sweetwater beers.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog