Goin' Fishing in Fannin County for Annual Trout Festival: Back in 2010, Fannin County was named "Trout Capital of Georgia" -- and this weekend, thousands of visitors will have a chance to find out why during the 2017 Blue Ridge Trout Festival & Outdoor Adventures Event.
This year's festival will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown City Park in Blue Ridge. The event is expected to draw more than 5,000 people to the park, for a day-long celebration of fishing and outdoor adventures. Activities include several free programs offered by Atlanta Fly Fishing School, workshops from local experts on trout fishing in Fannin County, and live music starting Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. Vendors will be selling outdoor and fishing gear, and there will also be food trucks and a beer garden operating during the day.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken took a trip up to Fannin County Thursday morning, to get a preview of this year's big event and try his hand at a cast or two!
Taste of Marietta is this weekend on Marietta square. It is celebrating 24 years this upcoming weekend. Cookbook author, TV Host Chadwick Boyd stopped by Good Day Atlanta with a preview to what you can expect this weekend. He will be the celebrity judge at the festival and even stopped by with a special recipe. For more information on the Taste of Marietta click here. For more on Chadwick Boyd or "Reel Food," click here.
Garlicky Greens Slather recipe created and owned by Chadwick Boyd
Makes about 1 cup
· 1 cup arugula, chopped into 1-inch pieces
· 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped into 1-inch pieces
· 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped into 1-inch pieces
· 6-7 whole garlic cloves, peeled
· ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
· Juice of ½ lemon
· ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
· Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Add the arugula, cilantro, parsley, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice to a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Blend 30-45 seconds on medium speed until it comes together and forms a smooth yellow-green sauce. Scrape the sides of the processor with a rubber spatula. Add salt and pepper. Blend again for another 15 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.