Where to #EatLocalATL: Cakes & Ale

I can confidently say that locally grown food tastes better.” Chef Billy Allin of Cakes & Ale

For the week of #EatLocalATL, supporting the restaurants in Atlanta who source locally is just one of many delicious ways to take the challenge! Today we’re visiting Cakes & Ale in Decatur and talking to Chef Billy Allin about the dishes on their menu that feature locally sourced ingredients for you to enjoy as a part of the #EatLocalATL challenge.

Cakes and Ale - Roasted Eggplant and Squash Roasted eggplant & squash

Cakes and Ale - Greek Salad

Greek Salad – arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, vinaigrette

Cakes and Ale - Butternut Squash Sandwich

Brie Sandwich – butternut squash agrodolce

Cakes and Ale - Apple Plate

Apple Plate – gala apples, celery, gorgonzola, mustard vinaigrette

Billy Allin is a regular farmers market shopper, stopping by weekly right at opening time to execute his fast-paced, perfected shopping technique. He also farms over two acres at his home, sometimes supplying his restaurant with hard-to-find crops but more often than not, enjoying the constant experimentation and growing in his appreciation for the skill and labor that goes into farming. Cakes & Ale sources from Besmaid Gardens and Mountain Earth Farms (both at the Decatur Farmers Market.)

We want to see your #EatLocalATL stories! Eat locally grown food and share your experiences by using #EatLocalATL and tagging Community Farmers Markets. This will enter you into a raffle to win a gift basket of market goodies worth over $250 (we’ll announce the winner on Monday Sept 20th)!

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