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Foodie Fête:

January 29, 2013

Team Hidi Benefit for Ryan Hidinger

Beating Cancer By Feasting

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Food Lovers and Atlanta Food Community’s Finest Turned Out for this Beat Cancer Bash to Benefit Chef Ryan Hidinger.

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The VIPs

Bold American Events, Guests of Honor Jen and Ryan Hidinger, Muss and Turner’s, Local Three, and dozens more of Atlanta’s Best Chefs/Restaurants (see list below)


The Venue

King Plow Center


Party Notes

A sold-out crowd of many hundreds enjoyed artful food and libations prepared by many of Atlanta’s top chefs, restaurants and mixologists. A playful photo booth and a board for leaving well wishes added to the sentiment of the occasion. Revelers, many from the food community in which Ryan works, wore spirited “Team Hidi” t-shirts, bracelets and “tattoos” in support of their friend Ryan Hidinger, who is battling stage four gall bladder cancer. Ryan is a former chef/contributor to Muss& Turner’s and Local Three, and the current chef of the supper club Staplehouse that he created with his wife Jen. In addition to good eats and drinks, guests enjoyed a live auction of food-related auction lots and music from the immensely popular local band Yacht Rock Revue, as well as the Frank Dux Fighting Academy Orchestra.


The Restaurant Participants

Abattoir, Floataway Café, Bacchanalia, Bold American Events, Muss & Turner’s, Local Three, 4th & Swift, Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Rathbun’s, Taco Mac, Canoe, STG, Bocado, Miller Union, No. 246,  The Optimist, Double Zero Napoletana, The Iberian Pig, Restaurant Eugene, Holeman & Finch, Rosebud, Southbound, Noni’s, Empire State South, Cakes & Ale, Greg Hardesty with Recess in Indy, Six Feet Under, Octane, Honeysuckle Gelato, Fox Brothers BBQ, The Big Tex, Six Feet Under, Octane, Miso Izakaya, One Eared Stag, Holy Taco, Genki, Murphy’s, Cardamom Hill, Pine Street Market, Woodfire Grill, The Sound Table, Aria


The Cause

Proceeds from the event benefitted Ryan Hidinger’s medical fund. For more info and ways to contribute visit: 

And on Feb. 9, dine out at JCT. Kitchen, No. 246 or The Optimist and proceeds from your dinner will be donated to Team Hidi.



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