YP Brunch at Empire State South sweetsavant.com America's best food blog

You know I love a party and YP threw a GREAT one at Empire State South last Sunday…a brunch to be exact.   YP  (the updated YellowPages aka the ORIGINAL search engine) knows how to throw a fantastic event – sharing good times; connecting old friends and new.

One key to the success of a party is starting with a great venue. Empire State South (999 Peachtree Street Northeast suite 140 Atlanta, GA) was the perfect restaurant for this event and it didn’t hurt that we had the entire place to ourselves. The service at Empire State South is unmatched-friendly and attentive without being stuffy and the food… SPECTACULAR:

YP Brunch at Empire State South sweetsavant.com America's best food blog
YP and Empire State South put out a fantastic spread for brunch. From yogurt and granola, french toast, healthy salads fresh fruit…
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…to chicken sausage on flaky biscuits…
YP Brunch at Empire State South sweetsavant.com America's best food blog
…and a variety of delicious cocktails like this “Corpse Reviver” and of course MIMOSAS

To have a great event you must have great guests. The guests at the YP brunch were a diverse group of people, some I’ve met quite a few times others I had only met online and some I had never met until that day. Everyone I spoke to was open and chatty. Its (almost) always nice to meet those you’ve worked met online in the real world, “2D to 3D” as Jason Dominy (pictured below with wife April and Chef Hugh Acheson) calls it. I got to see lots of members from the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ society, which is always nice.

Seriously, love this guy. @hughacheson @aprildominy

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Many thanks to Erica Key, of Eating with Erica (pictured below on the right with Altimese from YP)  and local blogger for YP,  for inviting me to this event.

A great host is a must and Chef Hugh Acheson is the best. He dropped some knowledge on us about the importance of having a great staff  “Empower people and trust in their skill set” about running several restaurants “I’m a baseball manager, I put the team on the field” and about the abundance of restaurants in general “There’s never enough saturation for better restaurants“.

Chef @hughacheson and me at the FANTASTIC @ypatlanta #BRUNCH everything was delicious @essouth @yp_official_page

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Chef Acheson graciously  gifted us all a signed copy of his book “The Broad Fork” but I had already purchased it a few weeks prior so to keep the good JUJU going I’m giving my second copy away (for a chance to win Chef Acheson’s book click here)

I had  a fantastic time and I’m looking forward to many more great YP events around Atlanta and nationally.

29 Comments

29 Comments on Brunch with @YP Atlanta + Empire State South #MakeEveryDayLocal

  1. The Mid-Atlantic Foodie
    June 22, 2015 at 12:54 am (2 years ago)

    What an amazing looking event and those biscuits… Oh my gosh #INEEDTHOSERIGHTNOW

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  2. Christie
    June 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm (2 years ago)

    What a delicious brunch and I love the pics of all of the food! So nice for the chef to gift you his book too

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  3. Latoicha
    June 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm (2 years ago)

    i love Empire State South! What a great event!

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  4. Karen
    June 20, 2015 at 3:30 am (2 years ago)

    Good food definitely makes an event better. Those biscuits look so good!

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  5. Donna
    June 20, 2015 at 3:21 am (2 years ago)

    How wonderful you that you got to meet Chef Acheson! The food looks/sounds amazing, too!

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  6. Penelope
    June 20, 2015 at 2:31 am (2 years ago)

    everything looks so yummy. Events like those always inspiring. I get such good ideas for recipes.

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  7. Ann Bacciaglia
    June 19, 2015 at 11:25 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to go to an event like this. I would love to win a copy of the book. I will have to go enter.

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  8. Crystal
    June 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Everything looks so incredible! I’m a sucker for anything served in as mason jar.

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  9. Chrystal | YUM eating
    June 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to go to an event like this. So many great folks to talk to and good eats to sample. Dream come true.

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  10. Rachelle J
    June 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow this looks like an awesome event you got to go to! I love using Yellow Pages!

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  11. Toni | BoulderLocavore
    June 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm (2 years ago)

    The food looks amazing (I’m now really hungry!). What a treat to meet Hugh Acheson. I enjoyed him on Top Chef Masters. It sounds like you had a great time!

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  12. Kiwi
    June 19, 2015 at 5:13 am (2 years ago)

    OMG I was supposed to be there! I am friends with Eating with Erica what a small small world Atlanta is! I could of met you…I was in Cancun…bummer but I know Erica will have more events! Good recap!

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  13. Debbie Denny
    June 19, 2015 at 3:11 am (2 years ago)

    That is a fantastic spread. Looks awesome.

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  14. Stefanie
    June 19, 2015 at 12:37 am (2 years ago)

    That food looks fantastic! I bet it was all amazing!

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  15. Kristi
    June 19, 2015 at 12:04 am (2 years ago)

    Wow… that food looks delicious and it sounds like a great event to attend.

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  16. Pam
    June 18, 2015 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds like an awesome event. My husband loves the yellow pages.

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  17. Rachel Ferrucci
    June 18, 2015 at 11:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks like an awesome time and that food is making me hungry

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  18. Marcie W.
    June 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great event and the food just looks insanely good. I have seen Chef Acheson on a few television shows we watch.

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  19. Liz Mays
    June 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Well this just sounds like it was an awesome time. The food setup looks sooooo good!

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  20. Valerie
    June 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

    It looks like a great time. The food and drinks all look good!

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  21. Jeanine
    June 18, 2015 at 8:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Now this is my kind of event! All that food looks amazing. How fun!

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  22. Catherine S
    June 18, 2015 at 8:14 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks like a fantastic event and the food all looks so yummy. I am glad you had such a great time.

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  23. Tracey
    June 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm (2 years ago)

    What an awesome event! Now THAT is a spread!

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  24. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    June 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm (2 years ago)

    What an awesome event! All that food looks amazing!

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  25. melisasource
    June 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh wow looks and sounds like a really great event! I’m glad you had a good time!

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  26. Megan Chamberlin
    June 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm (2 years ago)

    That is quite an impressive spread, but I confess I’m highly curious about the “Corpse Reviver”, lol!

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