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Pittypat's Porch Wins Featherfest Food Fight

January 31,2011

In conjunction with the 2011 U.S. Poultry and Egg conference in Atlanta, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau created “Featherfest”, a program for local restaurants to showcase poultry dishes and generate business from attendees of the conference.  This year the ACVB added a new element to the program: “Food Fight”, a competition amongst downtown restaurants to determine the best poultry dish.

Pittypat’s Porch participated in the event, which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center on January 26, 2011.  Chef David Myree entered chicken and dumplings, which was featured at Pittypat’s Porch throughout the duration of the 2011 U.S. Poultry and Egg conference.  Five restaurants served dishes to five judges, which included:  Howard Helmer, food expert, U.S. Poultry and Egg; Miss Georgia, Christina McAuley; Chef Frank Abbinanti, Head Chef, Levy Restaurants; Alyson Kate, Atlanta Food Blogger; and Susan Nicholson, author, 7-Day Menu Planner

After tasting dishes from all five restaurants, the judges made their final vote:  Chef David Myree’s chicken and dumplings won the judges award for best poultry dish at the first “Food Fight”.  The judges made the following comments about the winning dish:  “Flavor is awesome.” “Very nice.  Cooked well.”  My favorite.  Delicious creamy base with excellent layering of spices.”   Chef David Myree and the staff at Pittypat’s Porch were thrilled to receive the award.

Pittypat’s Porch is downtown Atlanta’s oldest restaurant.  Since 1967, Pittypat’s has been delighting guests from around the world with “old southern charm and new southern flavors”.  The unique ambiance, renowned hospitality and signature dishes have made Pittypat’s an Atlanta institution, in the heart of downtown.