Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#foodgram: @girleatworld

#foodgram: Melissa, the Singapore-based photographer who runs @girleatworld, has one mission: stuff her face around the world. Based off of her food pictures, eating Belgian waffles in Brussels, coconut ice cream in Thailand or even a Scotch egg in London has never looked better. Read how she does it on her blog,

Pour it on for National Tequila Day at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina July 24

Yes, National Tequila Day is an actual thing and Tin Lizzy’s Cantina is celebrating with specials you can’t pass up. Whether you take it as a shot or as a margarita floater, on July 24 head to your nearest location and commemorate the day with one-ounce pours of 1800 Tequila for $2. Sip on house margaritas for $4 or try the Beach House made with 1800’s new coconut-infused tequila, orange liqueur and sour mix. Pour it on!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rare Orphan Barrel Whiskeys Call Ink & Elm Home for July 23 Dinner

Join master of whiskey Kevin Mulcahy at Ink & Elm in Emory Village as he leads guests through a trio of rare whiskeys paired with a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Stephen Sharp. The evening begins on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. with a specialty cocktail, then progresses through an aged flight of whiskeys coming out of Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.: Barterhouse, 20 years; Old Blowhard, 26 years; and Rhetoric, 20 years. Purchase your tickets today!

Umi Ranks #1 in Jezebel Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants 2014

When Umi unites classic and modern Japanese flavors, they do more than just please taste buds – they receive accolades. According to Jezebel magazine, partner/chef Fuyuhiko Ito runs the “most happening resto in A-Town.” The Buckhead restaurant ranked number one in the luxury magazine’s “100 Best Restaurants 2014." The recognition kept coming as they claimed "Best Sushi" and "Best Celeb" sightings.

Milton's BBQ & Blues, Chick-a-Biddy Anniversary Week and More in This Week's Dish!

The sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival may be over, but our summer foodie schedules show no sign of slowing down any time soon. Up next on our calendars? Making our way to historic Crabapple for BBQ & Blues Sundays at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. Live music, craft brews and more barbecue than you can shake a rib at - what's not to love? Once we've had our fill, we're heading back to the big city to celebrate Chick-a-Biddy's first anniversary at Atlantic Station. With a week's worth of special deals and events, multiple visits are a must. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Killer Time at Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest

The rain didn’t stop this year’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival from being a smash hit! On Sunday, July 20, chefs and mixologists brought their best dishes and drinks and stole the hearts (and votes) of judges and fans. Judges Choice went to Ted Lahey of Osteria Mattone for Best Dish while Joey Ward of Gunshow took home the Fan Favorite award. Eduardo Guzman of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist swept the Judges Choice for Best Cocktail while Stuart White, Vince Lendi and Zach Capito of Miller Union won Fan Favorite for Best Cocktail. See you all next year!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Only at Whole Foods Market: Westminster Royal Addition One-Year-Old Cheddar Commemorates 2013 Birth of Prince George

Prince George is celebrating his first birthday on July 22 and a special  12 month aged English cheddar, handcrafted by the Barber family in Somerset, England, will be pulled out in July 2014 to commemorate Prince George’s special day. The savory Westminster Royal Addition One-Year-Old Cheddar is available for a limited time at area Whole Foods Market locations for $9.99 per pound.

Chick-a-Biddy Charity Night Helps LifeLine Animal Project Accomplish Mission on July 21

Dine at Chick-a-Biddy after 5 p.m. on Monday, July 21 and 10 percent of your tab will benefit LifeLine Animal Project as they continue to find the perfect homes for cats and dogs at area animal shelters and provide low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination services to prevent a cycle of neglect. Chick-a Biddy menu selections include all-natural dishes, wood-grilled fish tacos, falafels, veggies plates, Little Biddies kids’ menu and more! 

Chick-a-Biddy and Tin Drum Asiacafé Serve Up Delicious Eats During BB&T Atlanta Open

Take a break while you’re at the BB&T Atlanta Open from July 19-27 and swing by Chick-a-Biddy and Tin Drum Asiacafé to ace your hunger. These Atlantic Station restaurants are just steps away from the tournament action and offer a variety of options. Chick-a-Biddy serves up its lunch and dinner menu beginning at 11 a.m. during weekdays and opens for brunch Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Try the blackened pasture-raised chicken burger, fried chicken and waffles or one of four Green Biddies (salads): Cobb, Club Med, Power House and Roman. Top the Green Biddies with fried chicken, wood-grilled chicken skewer or wood-grilled fish for an additional $4. Start off brunch with organic oatmeal, chef’s omelet of the day or almond pancakes. If you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, Tin Drum Asiacafé heats up the kitchen Monday–Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. and at 12 p.m. on Sunday. Menu items range from Asian classics like stir-fry and pad thai noodles and dishes inspired by authentic Asian recipes such as tikka masala and basil fried rice, tacos, salads and soups. After a day sitting courtside, a satisfying meal and cold beverage is just what you need!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

#foodgram: @whatsgabycookin

Gabby Dalkin is a chef, author, traveler, adventurer and champagne enthusiast and her pictures of picnics, dishes and destination on
@whatsgabycookin are nothing short of amazing. Head over to her blog for even more recipes and travel adventures. 

6th Annual JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival Salsas into The Goat Farm on July 20

The festival we have all been waiting for is finally here! The JCT. Kitchen & Bar Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is happening this Sunday, July 20 from 1-5 p.m. at The Goat Farm Arts Center. More than 50 of the Southeast’s most talented chefs, 19 skilled mixologists and at least 30 farmers will create delicious dishes and cocktails to raise money for Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen. Continue the fun afterwards at JCT. Kitchen & Bar for the official Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival after party from 5-9 p.m. Don’t forget to hashtag all your tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram photos with #AKTF2014. 

10th & Piedmont Vodka Passport Program Offers Proof You’ve Traveled the World

                        Credit: Lauren Uhi-Chambers

Travel the world without leaving the city with the vodka passport program at 10th & Piedmont. On Thursday, July 17, sip your way through 25 varieties of vodkas, earning a stamp for each vodka you try. National Wine & Spirits representatives will be at the 6:30 p.m. launch party and will offer complimentary vodka tastings while 10th & Piedmont will provide complimentary snacks and a 10 percent discount for those who stay on for dinner that night. Receive a stamp in each square of your passport (not all in one night, of course!) and receive a complimentary dinner for two (maximum $50 value).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Ted's Montana Grill Cadillac Burger

Leave firing up the grill to Ted’s Montana Grill and enjoy sinking you teeth into George’s Cadillac burger. A plump, juicy patty rests underneath smoky bacon, golden cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce ($13-$15). Whether you choose beef or bison, all burgers are ground fresh in-house throughout the day, hand-pattied, seasoned to perfection and served on your choice of ciabatta, oatie wheat or a kasier bun with fresh-cut fries. Ditch the grilling apron and head to Ted’s Montana Grill!

Road Trip! Field a Seat on Atkins Park Virginia-Highland Party Bus to Braves vs. Marlins Game on July 22

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is rooting for the home team and is ready to take some Braves fans out to the ballpark for the Braves vs. Marlins game on Tuesday, July 22. Purchase a ticket for $50 and receive a game ticket, pre-game hot dog buffet at Atkins Park, bus transportation from the restaurant to Turner Field and back, and team spirits of beer, Fireballs and Jägermeister on the way to the game. Bus leaves the restaurant at 6 p.m. on the dot for the 7:10 p.m. game. Only 50 tickets are available; reserve yours by calling 404-876-7249.

Nikolai’s Roof Dinner Highlights Distillerie de Biercée Artisanal Spirits on July 17

Fill your evening with fine dining, artisanal spirits of Belgium’s Distillerie de Biercée and a panoramic view of Atlanta from Nikolai’s Roof on Thursday, July 17. Chef de cuisine Stephanie Alderete is preparing a four-course dinner with cocktail pairings beginning at 7 p.m. Seating is limited and the event is $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Call 404-221-6362 to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What’s New on Pinterest: Berry Delicious

What’s New on Pinterest: Scones, salads, crisps, smoothies, popsicles...our Berry Delicious Pinterest page confirms it – if you’re going to make these berry delicious recipes, you better get the large carton of berries from the grocery store!

Parma Rustic Tavern is Now Open for Lunch in Buford

Parma Rustic Tavern has extended its hours and is now open from lunch through late night. Enjoy an extensive mix of tavern dishes Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-midnight. Menu items include gourmet pastas, sandwiches, chopped salads and shareable small plates. Coming straight out of their new pizza oven, dive into the Donna Rosa, Meatatarian, Eat Your Veggies and a variety of other pizza options. Complete your meal with craft brews, cocktails or wines. Your seat awaits!

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, 10th & Piedmont Vodka Passport and More in This Week's Dish!

Ladies and gentlemen, tomato lovers of all ages, the sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is back! With more than 50 talented chefs and 19 top mixologists competing for the crown (and a year's worth of serious bragging rights), we're looking forward to trying sample after sample of tomatoey tastes. Snag your advance tickets for $70 or pay $85 at the door. Then book a direct flight over to 10th & Piedmont to procure your vodka passport. Don't worry, you don't have to take an awkward, unflattering photo for this one. All you need to do is sip your way through 25 varieties of vodkas from across the globe. Fill up your passport with stamps for each taste and you'll earn a complimentary dinner for two. All that and more in this week's Dish!

John Currence of Oxford, Miss. City Grocery is Gunshow Hired Gun July 15-16

On July 15-16, John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Miss., is heating up the Gunshow kitchen as visiting chef for Kevin Gillespie’s Hired Guns Southern chef series. Currence, originally from New Orleans, grew up in a family that loved to cook and was inspired by Louisiana living and global travels. His Hired Guns dishes include: gumbo z’herbes, German sweet potato salad, mushroom tamales, and Szechuan catfish with stir-fried rice and summer vegetables. Currence opened City Grocery in 1992 and he has since then been honored with many accolades, including the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef. Last year, he completed his first cookbook – “Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some” – and will sell copies during his time at Gunshow. Reserve your seat today: 404-380-1886.