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This morning we talked about all things Taste of Dunwoody. Taste of Dunwoody is an event that is close to the heart of Amy as she has been involved with it since it started. The event benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta every year and this year donations will go to the Department of Neuroscience.
So we started the show with Dr Tom Burns one of the Directors in the Neuroscience Department who shared lots of great information about all the good that Children’s is doing to help kids in Atlanta and the Southeast. As Children’s is a not for profit hospital they are constantly raising funds in order to do help more kids. They spend a lot of the money on technology and research. Four areas they work in are: NeuroTrauma, NeuroOncology, NeuroSpine and Epilepsy. For more information please go to their website www.choa.org.
Next we had on Pam Koch, the co-chair of the Taste of Dunwoody event. She told us the event takes place February 1 from 7pm – 10:30pm. It will be at the W Hotel in Dunwoody and will feature almost 3 dozen of the areas best restaurants sampling some of their favorite dishes. For a small donation you get to go nuts and try food from restaurants like: Alons, Brooklyn Cafe, Wildfire, McKendricks, Aqua Blue and many more please go to their website to see all the great restaurants that will be there and to to get your tickets. They sell out every year so get those tickets now. The website is www.choa.org/tod
Next up we had on Alon Balshon, Pastry Chef and owner of Alon’s Bakery which is coming to the Perimeter Mall area in February.
Alon opened the first Alon’s Bakery in 1992 in Virginia Highlands. Over the years, the store expanded in size and scope and now his second location is just a couple of weeks away. Inspired by specialty markets in Europe and New York, Alon was passionate to bring a full service gourmet market to the Virginia Highlands. Since it’s opening, Alon’s has become a neighborhood and city favorite receiving high accolades from Gourmet Magazine, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Creative Loafing. For more information please go to their website www.alons.com
Then we closed the show with Jeff Trump owner of one of Sandy Springs’ favorite restaurants, Brooklyn Cafe. Jeff has been in the restaurant business for a long time. Before purchasing Brooklyn Cafe he was with the Houston’s Restaurant organization for 16 years. Jeff is a big believer in giving back and has been instrumental in raising over $100,000 for local non-profit organizations. The menu at Brooklyn Cafe changes seasonally but always features the freshest fish and vegetables and over 90% of the sauces and dressings are mad in house. They also have an extensive wine list that is selected in order to match the food served on the menu. Jezebel Magazine puts rates it as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Atlanta. they have received the Zagat Guide Award of Distinction as one of the Top 40 Most Popular Restaurants in Atlanta. And the Atlanta Journal Constitution calls Brooklyn Cafe “Unpretentious and Gutsily good” and “An Atlanta institution.” For more information about Brooklyn Cafe, including their menu, please go to their website www.brooklyncafe.com.
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.