Cumming Doughnut Shop Hosts Annual Eating Contest: Forget the fireworks -- doughnuts are the main attraction at one of North Georgia's most satisfying Fourth of July celebrations.
Cumming's Dutch Monkey Doughnuts will host the 8th Annual Independence Day Doughnut Eating Competition this year, bringing together kids and adults for an intense battle of sweet teeth and steel stomachs. The event is a fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, and is open to kids and adults who believe they have what it takes to stuff their faces full of Dutch Monkey deliciousness. The Cumming shop opened back in 2009 under the operation of New York transplants Martin Burge and Arpana Satyu-Burge, and creates a dizzying array of doughnuts from scratch daily. This year's Independence Day Doughnut Eating Competition kicks off at 10:30 a.m., with the main event taking place at noon.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken is convinced he could become a competition eating superstar, and decided to spend the morning at Dutch Monkey Doughnuts learning tricks of the trade from a few of the regular competitors.
WEB LINK: https://www.dutchmonkeydoughnuts.com
Good Day Atlanta grill off inspired by The F Word with local barbeque restaurants and Good Day Atlanta anchors Buck Lanford and Ron Gant.
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q- Brothers Justin and Jonathan FOX join Team Buck for a beef cheddar barbeque sandwich creation. For more information click here.
Bone Lick BBQ chef and pitmaster Mike LaSage joins Team Ron with a southern style cheesesteak sandwich. For more information on Bone Lick BBQ click here.
Burgers With Buck: The first thing you notice is the bun. The Butter Burger at Whiskey Bird in Morningside is served on a traditional bao bun, that is steamed and seasoned to make it soft and fluffy on the outside, but griddled in the middle to give it a completely different texture.
Between the bao, sits a 3 oz. 100% Black Angus ground chuck pattie (it’s a slider) with cabbage, dill pickles, mushroom truffle butter, and Whiskey Bird Sauce, but the kicker is the smoked gouda fondue. Yes, you read that correctly.
Whiskey Bird is described as New American with Asian accents, case in point the bao bun. You may think it is located in Virginia Highland, but technically it is in Morningside. Chef and owner Chad Crete has been around the Atlanta restaurant scene for a long time, formerly a founder and Executive Chef at the Iberian Pig in Decatur.
For more information on Whiskey Bird, including the menu and hours of operation, go to their website, https://eatwhiskeybird.com/.
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