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Atlanta Eats Goes Live at Verizon

Steak

Steak

Atlanta Eats, the weekly restaurant roundup TV show hosted by Steak Shapiro, will take the stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta on October 6 for a “rockstar” program benefitting Staplehouse and The Giving Kitchen.

Atlanta chefs Kevin Rathbun and Linton Hopkins will be honored during an evening featuring food and drink from 30 Atlanta restaurants, including  Hal’s, Rathbun’s, The Optimist, 4th & Swift and Watershed, chefs dueling in demos and karaoke contests, and live music.

Here’s Shapiro’s take on the why and where of the event from the press release:

“We have some of the greatest talents in the food world right in our backyard,” said Atlanta Eats founder and host Steak Shapiro. “We love showcasing these people on our show, but wanted to go a step further and celebrate these guys for all they’ve done to put Atlanta dining on the map.”

So why host this event at a music venue rather than a restaurant? “We started thinking about how music brings people together in the same way great food does, and the two are often intertwined,” said Shapiro. “Now more than ever, chefs are developing a rockstar status and we’re saluting two of our favorites while showcasing 30 of our best restaurants in the city.”

Atlanta Eats Live will take place in Alpharetta, on the outskirts of the city. “We’re all about unique events and partnerships and have an engaged audience living outside the perimeter,” said Shapiro, “One comment we hear over and over again from restaurateurs is, ‘You will not believe how far people have traveled to come see us after a show has aired.’  So, we are bringing Atlanta Eats to them.”

Tickets: $125, includes unlimited food, plus craft beer, wine and spirits tastings; $250 VIP, also includes VIP parking, VIP lounge with full pours of beer, wine and spirits, plus special tastings, chef demonstrations and meet and greet with Rathbun and Hopkins.

Find out more here: http://atlantaeatslive.com.

— Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More.

28 comments Add your comment

s_s_a

August 26th, 2013
4:00 pm

Will Steak be opening with stand up?

790 Is now even worse

August 26th, 2013
4:14 pm

Will Steak invite Cellini? Or is that off limits now? HAHAHAHA.

bc

August 26th, 2013
4:17 pm

Any proceeds going to ALS Foundation?

This guy is garbage. He only apologized after he got fired.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/georgia-radio-hosts-fired-mocking-nfl-player-als/story?id=19428272

Tom

August 26th, 2013
5:40 pm

How much more expensive would the tickets be if Steak *wasn’t* going to be there? It’d probably be worth it.

sansho1

August 27th, 2013
7:46 am

“Atlanta Eats”? Shouldn’t this be called “Steak Shapiro’s Gravy Train”? Nice free drink ya got there.

jonnymack

August 27th, 2013
8:23 am

This guy is the worst. Pass.

N-GA

August 27th, 2013
8:45 am

You can’t print what I want to post….

FYI

August 27th, 2013
10:52 am

Watch out for the police check-point afterwards – cab it.

Joe's Right

August 27th, 2013
11:20 am

Shame on you, Bob, for giving this man any iota of press/publicity after his involvement in the Steve Gleason mockery.

FM Fats

August 27th, 2013
12:50 pm

This has financial disaster written all over it. It’s nice, however that all those folks OTP who are afraid to come into town will finally get a chance to gawk at the likes of Rathbun.

Wilbur

August 27th, 2013
2:53 pm

Uh..Gleason long ago forgave them. Not sure why anyone else would continue to let it fester.

Baltisraul......

August 27th, 2013
5:49 pm

I thought this guy would have left town by now?

Tom….having Steak there will not up the cost. Nobody has ever paid to see him before, why now?

Kev

August 27th, 2013
7:16 pm

steak

August 27th, 2013
9:59 pm

Seriously does the random bashing that are the same folks for 15 years ever get old. Bob, thanks for the help promoting, event will be a lot of fun, the show is a bunch of fun to do and hopefully continuing to promote our city and our dining is a good thing. Sorry you had to get sucked into the nutjobs that wait to see my name pop up and then go to town, happy that so many folks are enjoying what we are doing regardless. Let us know at Atlantaeats.com if anyone needs more info.

Baltisraul......

August 28th, 2013
1:56 am

steak…….nobody does what you just did. lol

Libba

August 28th, 2013
7:43 am

Mr Steak, that was sorta like a D list comeback.

Grasshopper

August 28th, 2013
8:23 am

I wouldn’t worry about it too much steak.

This group calls for your head on a platter while telling the same lame OTP jokes and wearing ‘Free Mumia’ t-shirts? Not worth much worry really.

berry steve

August 28th, 2013
3:24 pm

Grasshopper———who is Mumia?

Art

August 28th, 2013
4:05 pm

It will be interesting to see if Atlanta is ready to embrace an event like this. I’ve been to similar events in the past and a lot of time they’re only populated by industry-types who got free tickets. Both Rathbun and Hopkins are nationally known chefs but they don’t radiate the star power of a Lagasse, Batali or Flay; not to say their food isn’t every bit as good. @kev, the Verizon Amphitheater (yes, in Alpharetta) has become one of the preeminent performance venues in the southeast; to some, much better and in a far safer part of the Atlanta metro than Aaron’s (formerly Lakewood). @berry steve, Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer. FYI, Google is an amazing search engine; try it! ;>)

Thrash

August 28th, 2013
8:04 pm

Rathbun is overrated and you don’t need to go ITP to see him, he’s big enough to be visible OTP.

steak sucks

August 28th, 2013
9:08 pm

Just the fact that he’s seen coming out of single stall bathrooms with mutiple women in bars all over Buckhead-he’s married-but also treats people like they’re not worthy of his company makes him a joke.

It’s embarrassing enough that this paper promotes such a loser. If you need another reason to understand why this guy is a scumbag:

http://www.thesaintsnation.com/2013-articles/june/saints-nation-790thezone-mocks-steve-gleason-recap-including-audio-and-transcript.html

berry steve

August 29th, 2013
6:32 am

Gee Art, somebody had a bad day! A guy can’t even ask a question around here. What happened? Your wife not put enough starch in your briefs?

Art

August 29th, 2013
8:19 am

Come on steve… My little “smile” at the end of the comment didn’t let you know that I was just giving you a little friendly ribbing? Well I was… no ill will intended. And… no starch in these briefs… ;>)

berry steve

August 29th, 2013
5:39 pm

Art, sorry, I missed your smile.

Art

August 29th, 2013
6:11 pm

berry steve, it was the starch in your briefs! ;>)

berry steve

August 29th, 2013
10:55 pm

Yes Art, I like mine, heavy starch on hangers!

rebelliousrose

August 31st, 2013
12:05 pm

Steak Shapiro is known for being rude, demanding, arrogant, condescending to female service staff and being a bad tipper to waiters all over town.

Libba

August 31st, 2013
3:19 pm

Mr Steak, you role as spokesman may be short lived.