A Food Soiree

Please come out tonight in support of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s new extended hours (till 8 p.m.) on Thursdays. Most of the restaurants will be open for business, including the newest and definitely fabulous Bell Street Burritos, which started as a delivery business and a way for a young professor of theology to feed his family. If you are still pining for Tortillas on Ponce, Matt’s burritos are exact replicas of the original, sauce and all.

Also…the first ever evening Urban Picnic at the market sponsored by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition will start promptly at 5 p.m. and many of your favorite food trucks will be on the curb!

Come out to support the market so it can keep moving in the right direction….

A Big Day for Street Food

Yesterday, Councilman Kwanza Hall of District 2 invited the Atlanta Street Food Coalition to City Hall to spark an interest with the other members on the City Council and honor pioneers such as the Yumbii truck, the King of Pops, and other attendees.

Proclamations were read, popsicles were shared, and sincere thanks went to the Councilman, who briefly alluded to the current statute of street food (“not quite legal at the moment”) and has vowed to introduce new legislation to help vendors over the hurdles.

Look at all the happy faces of the honorees!

The Old Fourth Ward Celebrates James Brown

James Brown
The Atlanta Street Food Coalition and its friends from The Soundtable and Top Flr will hold a party complete with favorite street-food vendors and maybe a politician or two.

Hector Santiago of Pura Vida will be there with his soon to be famous burritos (more about these soon)!!

Sunday, May 2, corner of Edgewood and Boulevard
James Brown Street Festival, 12:00-4:00 PM

[Image via Desheboard]

Fast Food That Won’t Kill You

The little tricycle that could

Cliff Bostock of Creative Loafing trusts that “Unless you’ve been hiding under a table at Bacchanalia for the last few months, you know that street food has become the latest cause célèbre of Atlanta foodies,” and he is helping to spread the word about tomorrow’s event at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

Will Bostock be there?

Will the Mayor and Councilman Kwanza Hall be there again?

Will  the local media show up?

Find out for yourself and enjoy the second Urban Picnic organized by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition in conjunction with the market. We promise you an interesting crowd and some new vendors. Be there! Monthly picnic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

Start Them Young

Food truck festival
Seen at the Food Truck Extravaganza in front of Souper Jenny’s in Buckhead:
Kids, parents, chefs, Fox TV, NPR, pets, gawkers, and regular folks enjoying an evening of great food with more then ten vendors selling food ranging from organic bread with bean spread to Persian/Southwestern burritos, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, sea basss, cute egg rolls, savory waffles with lentil and rice, lobster rolls, gourmet tacos, handcrafted popsicles, and much more.

People eating

Future vendors mixed with the crowds and saw the potential. Everybody had a great time, and the lucky ones got to sit down on Souper Jenny’s adorable patio while the rest of us stood on our hind legs and dripped food on our shoes.

Other events are in the queue, but remember that we hope to move beyond festivals and into the streets!!