Honoring Cabbagetown’s past as a little bit of country in the big city. Chomp & Stomp features old-time music that was popular when residents and mill workers like Fiddlin’ John Carson lived here. They played that old-time music and preserved rural traditions right here in the middle of Atlanta! Hard work and home-cooking, small houses and big hearts, recipes and religion, family and friends, stories and songs – relics of times past kept the community vibrant as it struggled to keep strong in a fast changing world.

Cabbagetown today is still a community of homes, rather than houses – where being a neighbor means more than sharing a fence. Music and food have always helped to define the neighborhood’s spirit. For the past several years, we’ve come together for a family picnic and invited our friends !

What’s better than CHILI on a sunny November afternoon? Folks for miles around descend upon our old mill town for a good old-fashioned cook-off! It’s a contest, not a soup kitchen – get there EARLY if you want to sample… Hundreds of chefs and mad scientists pour their hearts and souls into fascinating recipes… Who will win this year?

P.S. Please don’t bring your dogs. You will be turned away. Too many people and they would be miserable.