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2017 *Hot off the Wok!* Saturday, Jan 14 Chinese New Year Cultural Dinner!

Meetup Fan Discount Tickets available!

Tickets available now--makes great foodie gift--Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6:30pm--back by popular demand--Chinese New Year Cultural Dinner hosted by Natalie & Margaret, Chinese Southern Belle! Advance tickets required through CSB website only: http://www.chinesesouthernbelle.com Meetup member discount code, save $5!! Code: Meetupcny

Limited seats, will sell out, don't miss it!

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New award-winning, handcrafted, family recipe sauces! No MSG, no cheap fillers, no corn syrups. Fresh, local ingredients, not powdered. Distinctive and versatile for cooks and non-cooks.

1) MY SWEET HOTTIE (mild sweet chile sauce) with fresh peaches, ginger & honey, made in Georgia! *Flavor of Georgia Winner-Best Sauce*

2) YOU SAUCY THING soy ginger Vidalia Sweet Onion stir fry/marinade/steak sauce. Make instant, delicious, AUTHENTIC one-step healthy stir fries, soups or jazz up that steak, burger or tofu!

3) WILD WILD EAST Asian BBQ & Teriyaki sauce with fresh pineapple and Southern molasses. Need we say more?

Now available at all Atlanta area Whole Foods Markets, Cooks Warehouse, select gourmet retailers or order ONLINE!

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Ni Hao, Y'All!

I love eating and exploring cultures, places & stories through food. I'm a great guide--I teach hands-on, multicultural cooking classes, do TV demos, write a food/culture blog (book in the works), know my Asian/Chinese history, food factoids, speak Mandarin Chinese, and can navigate meals and deals (and strange menus) at restaurants and international supermarkets (Note: I was born in Atlanta, but I get easily "disorientaled" on the hwy and with directions!)

I'm kicking off a new group to bring together friendly food fans who want fun, casual, spontaneous meetups to eat and explore with me. Some meet-ups will be free (pay own food/costs); some with a modest admin fee; or for special events, like Chinese New Year dinner, list an inclusive ticket price).

Please:

1)RSVP to avoid overwhelming small restaurants or waste time driving out with no seating. When possible, I'll include an attendees limit for the meetup so you know if you're on the wait list, etc.

2) "Free events" means the group isn't charging a fee but you'll still need to cover your own costs. Cash is recommended (and the server will thank you); some places, food fairs etc. are cash only. When possible, I'll give food cost estimates or tell you if there's a door fee.

Additional donations and tips are welcome/optional and will help me fund my Keng Family History project

3) Help spread the word and grow our cool new group!

4) Most importantly, have fun, be friendly. I'm looking forward to this new social adventure and meeting you!

I'm open to suggestions of events, foodie gatherings and new eateries! It's hard to keep track of it all. Occasionally, it may be a first time visit for me, too, but my goal is to first check out places/events then recommend them to you.

For more info about me or Chinese Southern Belle, including in-home cooking parties and business marketing demos, visit my weblog ChineseSouthernBelle.com.

Remember to LIKE Chinese Southern Belle on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for early alerts, fan discounts and free cooking/eating tips. Get "Where's Natalie" live updates via Twitter @ChineseSoBelle

See Y'All soon!

Upcoming events (4)

Taste of Forsyth

Cumming Fairgrounds

The City of Cumming and Superior Plumbing are bringing the Taste of Forsyth and Easter Egg Hunt back to the Cumming Fairgrounds April 20, to satisfy even the most sophisticated palates. Patrons will be able to sample all local Cumming restaurants have to offer from 11:00 AM 5:00 PM on the beautiful Cumming Fairgrounds.

Johns Creek International Festival

Atlanta Athletic Club

From JohnsCreekGa.org, “The City of Johns Creek is home to more than 83 thousand people and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the state and nation, representing many countries and cultures from around the world. The Johns Creek International Festival is a celebration of the best traditional food, music and art from our own backyard. We invite everyone to come dance, eat, drink and play at Heisman Field, located across from the Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Dr. This event is being presented in partnership with the City of Johns Creek, Johns Creek Arts Center, and the Johns Creek Convention and Visitor Bureau. Join us for the second Johns Creek International Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2019. This FREE community event features restaurants and food trucks, vendors, international beer and wine garden, live music and dance performances, and fun kids’ activities. Last year, the inaugural festival welcomed more than 22,000 people and we know this year will be even better! We are looking for volunteers to help out with the Festival! If you like being outdoors and meeting new people, this may be for you! We have a varety of opportunities. Follow our Volunteer link or email Tanya Walsh at [masked] to learn more!”

Inman Park Parade

Inman Park

Holler "Ni Hao, Y'All" to Natalie as she "hoops it up in a skirt" as the one and only Chinese Southern Belle in Atlanta's biggest, most colorful street parade. During the last full weekend in April each year, Inman Park proudly presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic. Please join us for the 48th Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour Of Homes. The 2019 Inman Park Festival takes place on Saturday April 27 & Sunday April 28 with a Tour of Homes preview on Friday April 26. *Please remember that pets, bicycles and scooters are not allowed at festival.*

ACLU 100 National Tour + CBS savory dumplings and sauce sale

The ACLU is embarking on a multi-city tour! Join us at Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta on Sunday, May 5th! We've been fighting to build the country we want to live in for a century — in the streets, in Congress, in courts, and at the ballot box. Learn how to reduce prison populations, protect immigrants, and ensure everyone’s constitutional right to vote. This is a family-friendly event for people of all ages. Free and open to all! Learn More here: https://chinesesouthernbelle.com/event/aclu-100-national-tour-csb-savory-dumplings-and-sauce-sale/

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