July 8, 2014 Food & Drink

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Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Appetizer Publik Draft House

Our first course at Publik Draft House

I think I was about 8 years old when I attended my first progressive dinner. My Girl Scout troop arranged a progressive dinner at three different homes so we could all earn our nutrition badge…or something like that! In my Southern girl mind, these dinners involved crock pots with packaged or pre-made concoctions. The recent progressive dinner I attended with the Atlanta Food Blogger Society was nothing of the sort!

We started our meal with appetizers at Publik Draft House, followed by dinner and dessert at Baraonda. These sister restaurants are two of my favorite places to eat before taking in a show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, and my-oh-my was this meal a showstopper. About halfway through dinner, I told Erica Smith from A Taste of Our City that there was no way I could eat anymore…but we kept going!

Here’s a menu rundown from our Progressive Dinner in Atlanta

First course – platters of appetizers at Publik Draft House.

Ceviche tacos at Publik Draft House

Ceviche Tacos

Pimento Cheese Toast at PDH Atlanta

Pimento Cheese Toast

BBQ Sliders at PDH Atlanta

BBQ Sliders

Second course – pizza, salad, and foccacia at Baraonda

Diavola Pizza at Baraonda Atlanta

Diavola Pizza

Salad with goat cheese & green apples Baraonda Atlanta

Green apple & goat cheese salad

Foccacia bread Baraonda Atlanta

Savory foccacia bread

Third course – Mama mia, y’all! Pastas, fresh veggies, and even veal swimming in marinara sauce.

cheese tortellini Baraonda Atlanta

Housemade ravioli of the day – ooey gooey cheesy goodness in pasta packets!

Gigli at Baraonda Atlanta

Gigli ~ housemade pasta, wild boar sausage, rapini, Italian cherry tomatoes

Summer squash served as a side with veal marinara in the background

Summer squash served as a side with veal marinara in the background

I’ve had a blast getting to dine at so many amazing A-town restaurants with the Atlanta Food Blogger Society. Thanks so much to my dining companions that evening including:

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