Published on June 19th, 2015 |


Beat the heat at Ice Cream Social Saturday after Farmers Market

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market has just the answer for beating the heat this Saturday (June 20)—a cold refreshing pop from the King of Pops during market, or an after-market sampling of ice cream delights at the 9th Annual Ice Cream Social, inside the Child’s Hall at the Cathedral of St. Philip.Icre Cream Saturday

Slow Food Atlanta’s Annual Ice Cream Social will start at noon, just after the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market, and last until around 2 p.m. So, come to the Farmers Market early, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and stay around to join some of Atlanta’s top chefs for an afternoon of interesting and creative treats at what has become a sweet summer tradition in Buckhead.

The cost of admission is $5 for children 5-10 years old and $15 for adults and includes unlimited ice cream tastings. Tickets can be purchased online here, or at the door on Saturday as available (tickets sell out quickly).

Some of last year's Ice Cream Social attendees sample the offerings.

Some of last year’s Ice Cream Social attendees sample the offerings.

The Ice Cream Social invites families, friends and supporters to grab a spoon (that means bring your own spoons) and taste a variety of cool and creamy delights. Churned by renowned local chefs and ambitious amateurs. This year’s participating restaurants include, but are not limited to:

Beverly Jean Bakeshop, Burge Organic Farm (Natural Born Tillers),Buttermilk Kitchen,Castellucci Hospitality Group (Double Zero Napoletana, Sugo, The Iberian Pig, Cooks & Soldiers), Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co., Community Smith, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, di Paolo, Empire State South, Farm Burger/Morelli’s, Five & Ten, King of Pops, Kyma, Novo Cucina, Osteria Mattone/Table & Main, PARISH, Portofino, Queen of Cream Ice Cream + Coffee, Seed Kitchen & Bar and Stem Wine Bar, Seven Lamps, Shake Shack, Southern Art, Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Team participants are: Adele Williams–4th & Swift, Chris Marconi–The General Muir, Lauren Raymond–Lauren Raymond Biscuits, The Pinewood/Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup, The Spence, TRACE Restaurant in W Atlanta-Midtown

Proceeds from the Ice Cream Social will benefit the Atlanta chapter of Slow Food International and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.King of Pops 2

BuckheadView has learned of another treat (through an email) that Delta is offering this Saturday: a free King of Pops popsicle to holders of Delta Skymiles (Amex) Credit Cards. And, there is always a King of Pops cart at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.

The Delta email reads: “Join us Saturday, June 20th at an Atlanta-area King of Pops cart and enjoy a complimentary popsicle* — our thanks for your continued loyalty. Simply show your Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card at the cart and let the flavor-choosin’, popsicle-slurpin’ fun begin.”

King of Pops started up in April 2010 with a goal to offer the best paletas using local and organic ingredients in a fun neighborhood environment. The pop flavors available at the market regularly feature seasonal ingredients including fresh fruit and herbs.

Chef Suzanne Vez

Chef Suzanne Vezethann

If you show up at the farmers market by 10 a.m., you also can experience a chef demonstration by Suzanne Vizethann, of Buttermilk Kitchen and the big winner of the Food Network’s CHOPPED competition, featuring a blueberry kale salad.

Vizethann combines her experience working with some of Atlanta’s most creative chefs (Richard Blais and Eli Kirshtein) with her appreciation of time-honored techniques to offer breakfast and lunch all made from scratch at Buttermilk Kitchen—using sustainable, local ingredients—and her monthly fried chicken nights are not to be missed!


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