November 28, 2016 Featured 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

Eating with Erica’s #Friendsgiving has become a tradition for Atlanta bloggers!

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One of the greatest connections I’ve made among the Atlanta media network is Erica Key from Eating with Erica.

Erica has the #HustleMuscle which provides her incredible opportunities, such as bringing in a group of her favorite Atlanta bloggers and Southern social media rockstars for a free steakhouse dinner! Eating with Erica’s Friendsgiving is now in its second year. I had to miss out on the fun last year, and I wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. Our group had a fabulous time at the new American Cut steakhouse.

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I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for American Cut to open in the Shops at Buckhead on Peachtree. Y’all know the new Rodeo Drive of the South, right? American Cut is the newest steakhouse to grace Atlanta’s fine dining scene. From LDV Hospitality (a la Dolce and Corso Coffee also located in the Buckhead shops) it’s a much-welcome addition to the restaurant options on Peachtree.

All of our courses were served family style; after all, it was Friendsgiving! Here’s what we noshed on:

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We started with a Caesar salad topped with fresh parmesan

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Cocktail shrimp were served with the shrimp swimming in spicy horseradish sauce

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Springer Mountain Farms roasted chicken – so tender with a crispy skin

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For lighter fare, the salmon appeals to any palette

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The most heavenly whipped mashed potatoes

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Creamed spinach prepared with plenty of butter

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And of course, there was steak. The filet mignon was cooked to medium rare perfection.

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For dessert, we were offered a selection of house sweets. My favorite was the caramel sundae with cracker jacks

Erica also put together the best blogger swag bag of 2016!

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The theme for this year’s swag bag was “Things to Get You Through the Holidays”. Those items were courtesy of DoubleCross, Lush, Candlefish, BlackBox Wine, Sephora, Prairie Organic Vodka, and LDV Hospitality.

The best part of #Friendsgiving was spending time with these beautiful Atlanta bloggers!

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Shoutouts to the lovely bloggers who attended #Friendsgiving:
ATL Adventurer
A Taste of Our City
Darling Down South
The Front Porch Gourmet
Happily Eating
Hungry Girls Do It Better
Peachfully Chic
Pretty in Peach
The Sewcialite
Photos by Jamie King
And of course, thanks again to the hostess Erica Key of Eating With Erica and YP Insiders!

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