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Find In-Season Produce Near You With the NRDC’s Interactive Map

November 26, 2014 1:03 pm

If your kitchen is stocked with organic produce, then you're probably already aware of the health and environmental benefits of eating local. Produce that's grown locally has less distance to travel to reach grocery stores, thereby reducing pollution caused by transporting the fruits or veggies across states—or in some cases, continents! What's more, locally grown produce is more flavorful and nutritious, oftentimes landing on grocery store shelves at the peak of ripeness. (Read this article by Michigan State University for more reasons to eat local.)

So you want to eat local, but you're not sure what's in season. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)'s Eat Local map can help! This interactive map makes it easy to see what fruits and veggies are at peak availability near you. Simply click your state for a list of in-season fruits and veggies separated by month. Click each hyperlinked vegetable and fruit for cooking tips and to learn about the produce's nutritional benefits!

Click here to explore what produce is in season near you with help from the Eat Local map!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2014 12:02 pm

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Chops Lobster Bar: Great Steak & Seafood

November 19, 2014 1:04 pm

Buckhead is a haven for both foodies and casual diners, and nowhere is that more evident than at Chops Lobster Bar. As part of the Buckhead Restaurant Group, Chops Lobster Bar is known for its excellent aged beef and fresh seafood, flown in daily. The welcoming atmosphere feature a dining room lined with rich dark woods and nice tables, lit by cool chandeliers.

Chops Lobster Bar's lunch and dinner menus feature lots of great options. Appetizers include escargot, steak tartare, lobster tail, crab, and calamari. A selection of steak includes items ranging from dry-aged porterhouse to Kobe beef and bone-in rib eye steaks, and you can pair any steak with toppings like foie gras or truffle butter. Those seeking seafood will have a number of options, as well, such as grouper, tuna, crab cakes, and even swordfish pepper steak!

Chops Lobster Bar is open Monday through Friday for lunch, and every day for dinner.

Chops Lobster Bar
70 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 262-2675

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