I don’t think it takes much to make me happy. Witness the beginnings of leaves on my otherwise leafless boonie peppers:
Before it goes away, I wanted to comment on a food experiment, as it were, the lamented Fork and Chopstick. For months one man slaved to convert an old O’Charley’s into a Korean oriented restaurant. He was impossible to miss on Pleasant Hill Road while commuting to work in the mornings. Finally it opens. The name didn’t help it much, but more so, it was open for at most a week. I can’t help but ask myself what brought this man to open a restaurant he couldn’t keep open on savings a few months, at least.
Last, for those who haven’t heard, Tami Hardemann, of the blog Running With Tweezers, is helping to host the Atlanta edition of the First Annual Food Blogger’s Bake Sale. I’ll let Tami speak from this point forward:
The 1st Annual Food Bloggers Bake Sale is a nationwide event happening across the country on Saturday, April 17th. This is in coordination with Share Our Strength – the country’s leading hunger based charity – and the opening of their fundraising season.
The 1st Annual Georgia Food Bloggers Bake Sale will happen on April 17th from 9 am – 1 pm at Cabbagetown Market (thanks to Lisa Hanson) in the heart of the Cabbagetown area of Atlanta. Since off-street parking can be a bear there, the nice folks at Agave Restaurant have donated use of their parking lot during the day. It’s less than a block walk to the Cabbagetown Market. To sweeten the deal a bit, Agave has agreed to give a $10 off coupon to each person who makes a purchase at the Bake Sale!
We have a host of local bloggers and bakers signing up as we speaking – CakeHag (donating her alcohol soaked goodies!) and Scratch Bakery promised baked goods this morning. More and more will be added as we get closer to the event. This bake sale isn’t just for bloggers – anyone who wants to contribute, support local bloggers and Share Our Strength is welcome to both bake and volunteer. Not only are we going to be able to help out a great cause….but we might do some community building while we’re at it.
I have set up a ATL Food Bloggers Bake Sale team page on the Share Our Strength website. For those who can’t bake or volunteer – but want to contribute – monetary, tax deductible donations can be made via that page. All the necessary info about the sale is there, as well. Here is the link: http://join.strength.org/site/TR/CEM/General?team_id=92800&pg=team&fr_id=1110
Attached to this email will be the logo for the Bake Sale as well as the main press release from SOS. We have a Twitter hashtag for the nationwide event – #FB_BakeSale. I will also be Tweeting specifically about the ATL Bake Sale at #ATLBakeSale.
100% of the proceeds from this bake sale go to Share Our Strength so I’m looking to all of the blog/media community here in Atlanta to rally around this event and help spread the word. Any social media or blog real estate you can give the event is SO VERY appreciated.
This email was forwarded to me by Mike Stock (Gadget Geek) and it seems a worthy cause. For those not interested in participating, I’m sure Tami and friends wouldn’t mind a little pocket change.