The Nitty Gritty
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For some, the concept of "beer and food pairing" might simply go no further than the act of coupling a cold PBR with a bag of Totino's pizza rolls. (A match made in late-night heaven, we'll admit.) And in the world of fine dining, it's often wine that takes the stage upon those white tablecloths. But good craft beer, with its many complexities, nuances and diverse flavors, is as well-suited to compliment fine cuisine as its highfalutin' grape-based kin. And the marriage of top-notch, local craft brews with high-quality, local ingredients in one of the Southeast's most revered kitchens? Well, that's a match that goes together like
two peas in a pod chocolate and stout—and few places can do justice to either quite like Woodfire Grill.
Now, we've long extolled the myriad virtues of this fine dining haven: the exquisite menu carefully crafted around seasonal and local ingredients; the unparalleled bar program with which beverage aficionados of all kinds are smitten; the warm, welcoming environment that goes against every preconceived notion of a white tablecloth restaurant. It is, without a doubt, an Atlanta institution and a culinary landmark. But, as if we weren't besotted with 'em enough already, they've gone and swept us off our feet once again—with beer, no less.
In a culinary ode to great beer, Chef Tyler Williams and his crazy-talented kitchen will be crafting a five-course feast artfully paired with the finest in Georgia beer. Chef Tyler (who, we'll add, was recently crowned as Eater's Chef of the Year) will showcase the best of the local harvest while showing off the best of local brews, all in one unforgettable five-course dinner, while a well-versed ambassador from the week's chosen brewery will be on hand to wax prosaic about each beer and answer any questions from inquiring hop-heads. Oh, and beer nerds, take note: each invited brewery will also be including one or two special bottlings or casks that you certainly won't be able to track down at your local package store.
By hand-picking a different local brewery each week, and creating a menu of seasonal fare that complements each beer's distinctive character, the folks at Woodfire are essentially raising their collective glasses and toasting to Atlanta's vibrant brewing culture, a community that ranges from the irreverent, whimsical creations of Sweetwater to the European-influenced brews of Wild Heaven. And that, friends, is a "cheers" we can all raise our glasses to. (Especially with the possibility of glazed lamb belly or wood-grilled quail in our sights.)