ATLANTA - Put On Your Kilt! Blairsville Scottish Festival Returns: Music, dancing, athletic games, and a bagpipe workshop are on the schedule for this weekend’s Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games.
The annual event is held the second weekend in June at Blairsville’s Meeks Park, and draws visitors from around the world to enjoy a celebration of Scottish heritage. The festivities begin on Friday, May 6, with a Kilted Golf Classic at Old Union Course and an evening of music and entertainment at the Historic Courthouse Museum at 6:30 p.m. Gates open Saturday at 8:00 a.m., with a festival including pipes and drums, weapons demonstrations, dance, and a genealogy tent. Gates open again on Sunday morning at 8, with festivities continuing until 5:00 p.m. and including a morning worship service.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at Meeks Park, getting a preview of this weekend’s big event.
WEB LINK: http://blairsvillescottishfestival.com/
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Burgers With Buck: So what is the Blended Burger Project? (For the record, they had us at "Burger".) It is a new initiative by the James Beard Foundation to promote great tasting, healthier burgers, and saving the planet one mouthwatering, delicious, blended burger at a time.
Call it a win-win-win, and let's face it...isn't that basically the #BurgersWithBuck agenda.
Anyway, the #BlendedBurgerProject is a competition for great chefs around the country. The only rule is that the Blended Burger must contain at least 25% fresh and cultivated mushrooms into the burger patty. Customers vote for the best Blended Burgers online and the top five chefs (with the most online votes) win a trip to the historic James Beard House in New York City where they will cook, said burger, for the annual JBF Food Conference.
Enter the Chubby. It is Chef Aaron Avery of Establishment in Midtown's creation and entry into the competition. It sounds great...a short rib and brisket grind topped with two fried buffalo shrimp and blue cheese mousse served on a pretzel bun, but it's the whole portobello mushrooms, smoked on the Big Green Egg, sliced thin and blended in between two patties that make it Blended Burger Project worthy.
Establishment is located at Colony Square in Midtown, and if you are interested in checking it out, the contest began on Memorial Day and will run through the month of July.
For more information on Establishment including food and drink menus, hours of operation, and upcoming events, go to their website http://establishmentatlanta.com/. And for more information on the James Bear Foundation's 2nd annual Blended Burger Project, go to https://www.jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject.
And, as always, if you have a favorite burger that you would like to see featured on, tell me about it on https://www.facebook.com/BuckFOX5 or https://twitter.com/BuckFOX5, and don't forget to use the hashtag #BurgersWithBuck and/or #BWB.