Miller Union the first night of the festival, and later sat on a panel to discuss preserving ingenious ingredients. David Wondrich made an appearance to talk about the history of the Southern cocktail, and the next day the Van Winkle men lead a bourbon tasting.This past weekend Hot-lanta steamed up the food scene with a three day festival featuring wine, bourbon, fried chicken, tacos, barbecue and a whole lot of southern sass coming from cooks all over the region. Chef Sean Brock helped host a dinner at the popular seasonal restaurant
Unfortunately, chef John Besh didn’t make his New Orleans dinner nor the lecture on southern heat due to an illness that kept him home, but guests did get to enjoy the Lee Bros. and their innovative Southern techniques. The event was a whirlwind of tasty bites, stiff drinks and educational fun - click through the below slideshow to see the 10 coolest things we found while stuffing our face.