The Time is Ripe for Pears: Atlanta

We headed down South last week to visit Atlanta, home of the CNN Center, the world’s largest aquarium (!), and TONS of streets named “Peachtree.” Unfortunately, we didn’t find a single Peartree Street, but we met lots of welcoming and friendly pear fans!

Watch this video to see how much Atlanta Kroger shoppers loved our pear-fectly ripe Bartlett, Starkrimson, and Bosc pears!

We also enjoyed a delicious meal at Ecco Restaurant, where Chef Craig Richards told us what he finds most interesting about pears. You’ll have to watch this clip to find out!

Chef Richards also shared his recipe for Pear and Buffalo Mozzarella Ravioli. Click here to see the entire recipe—believe me, you won’t want to overlook this! (Thanks to Broderick of Savory Exposure for the ravioli photo!)

To top off an excellent tour stop, we had lunch at Empire State South, where we started it off right with a few “put-ups”—Classic Tomato Chow Chow and this delicious Roasted Pear Butter. Spread on toasted sourdough, these preserves were sublime! The rest of the meal, from vanilla bean lemonade to a homemade chocolate chip cookie, were amazing as well. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this restaurant!

Visit our YouTube page to see videos from the rest of our trip, including another video of Chef Richards telling us why he loves pears.

Check us out on Facebook to see the latest from the road – and if you haven’t joined our sweepstakes yet, don’t miss out!

Follow us on Twitter and keep an eye out for the #ripepears hashtag, where you’ll see how we’re spreading the good pear word!

Next stop: Miami!

About Brittany

Hi! I’m Brittany Wilmes, program coordinator at Pear Bureau Northwest. As half of the Communications and PR department at the Pear Bureau, I write about pear pop culture for The Pear Dish—sharing everything pear, from fresh recipes to community involvement to fun décor ideas. Have an article or idea to share? Feel free to email me! In addition to blogging, I’m busy sharing the pear love on behalf of the Pear Bureau Northwest…and eating USA Pears!

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