Local is the Name of the Game

This Week at PRFM

Chef Demo with Chris Hall of Local Three
10:00 a.m. on 8/13
Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

Here at PRFM we don’t make a habit of reusing a restaurant’s web copy verbatim. But Local Three’s is just too spot-on to change, so here goes…“Owners, Chef Chris Hall, Chef Todd Mussman and Business Dude Ryan Turner are the three locals [you might know Todd & Ryan from a little outfit called Muss & Turner’s]. Their restaurant Local Three represents a shared philosophy on food, drink, hospitality and how to do business. That philosophy is straightforward: People Matter Most, Local Is Priority, Seasonal Makes Sense, Authenticity Rules, Quality Governs, Delicious Trumps, Pretense Stinks, Comfort Feels Good, Appreciation Tastes Better, Prudence Sustains It All.” We mean, really. Really. You’re in for a good demo, folks. This Saturday, Chef Chris Hall will show us how it’s done, local-style. And we’re not just talking local foods (which is a given), but Chef Chris is also a bona fide local himself—he grew up just around the corner on Peachtree Battle Ave. He’s a self-taught cook who’s worked in kitchens from Philadelphia’s Le Bec Fin to Atlanta’s Canoe and 4th & Swift. Chris now lives in Smyrna with his wife Julie and works at Local Three to deliver some mighty fine (and fun) food. We also hear he’s quite the Georgia Tech fan, too—so don’t miss this weekend’s demo or you and your tailgate will regret it!

News you can use

City Regulations Update
Support your Market!
Atlanta Farmers Markets Facing Key Vote
Over one year later, we see the signs of progress. The Zoning Review Board will meet this Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council chambers on the second floor of the Atlanta City Hall downtown annex (55 Trinity Avenue). They will vote on legislation that recognizes and protects farmers markets operating on privately owned land, which includes most of the markets in the city. The legislation does have vocal opposition. Your action is needed to support farmers from across Georgia who sell at Atlanta markets, and continue to grow the thriving farmers market community.

3 Ways to Act

Speak up. Please send a letter of support to the Director of the Bureau of Planning, Charletta Jacks, at cjacks@atlantaga.gov by Aug. 11. You'll find a sample letter here.

Join us at the zoning meeting. You don’t have to speak—just be there to show your support, and wear green.

Spread the word. Share this information on Facebook, Twitter, email lists, etc.

- Jennifer Maley