Published on October 20th, 2015 |


‘PB&J for Good’ benefit event challenges local chefs’ creativity

PB&J for Good, a 10-day fundraiser benefiting Stop SAM (Severe Acute Malnutrition), returned to metro Atlanta restaurants—including several in Buckhead—for a second year on World Hunger Day, Friday (Oct. 16) and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 25.

The PB&J for Good fundraiser encourages chefs to embrace the creative, offering a gourmet take on the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly, ranging from the nostalgic to gourmet.

For instance, Buckhead diners can look forward to dishes like American Food & Beverage’s boiled peanut hummus served with bacon jelly and wood-grilled PB&Jflatbread or Canoe’s PB&J cream puffs served with peanuts, strawberries, goats’ milk and chocolate.

ONE Midtown Kitchen is offering wood-grilled pork belly with mulled apple cider glaze, red onion jam, pumpkin seed brittle, kale and peanut butter and Wahoo! Grill has a peanut quesadilla with Sweet Grass Dairy’s Asher blue cheese, toasted peanuts and Emily G’s cabernet jam.

Co-founders Luke Mysse and Mike Levison created Stop SAM in 2013 after being moved by a 60 Minutes TV segment highlighting the use of a newly created fortified peanut butter formulation in treating Severe Acute Malnutrition.

PB&J for Good launched initially in Orange County, California, in 2013. Following its successful debut, Levison and Mysse launched PB&J for Good in Levison’s hometown market of Atlanta in October 2014.

Confirmed participating restaurants for this year include: Alon’s Bakery & Market, American Food & Beverage, Aria, Bellwoods Social House, Bite Bistro & Bar, BLT Steak, Blue Ridge Grill, Bocado, Breadwinner, Café Jonah, Canoe, Cibo e Beve, Common Quarter, Farm Burger, Food 101, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Hard Rock Café, Il Localino, JCT Kitchen, Juicy Jenny, Local Three, Meehan’s Public House, Muss & Turner’s, ONE Midtown Kitchen, Parish, Pittypat’s Porch, Queen of Cream, Smoke Ring, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Table 1280, TAP, The General Muir, The Melting Pot, The Optimist, The Pinewood, The Spence, Tipple + Rose, TWO Urban Licks,
Wahoo! Grill and West Egg.

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