Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's New on Pinterest

We all have them. And now, we can all indulge in them on the Cookie Cravings Pinterest board. Treat yourself to brown butter salted caramel cookies, holiday happy candy corn, white chocolate softbatch cookies and even gluten-free chocolate thumbprint cookies.

1+1 = 2 Years for Bantam + Biddy Ansley Mall -- Fly Over to Their Fall Festival on October 5

Bantam + Biddy Ansley is celebrating hitting the two-year mark with an anniversary party and fall festival with live music from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. This year’s fall festival features Garnish & Gather, Jb Farm Fresh Eggs, Nottingham Nectar and Batdorf & Bronson as the scrumptious suppliers. 

Catch Dinner at The Pig & The Pearl and Chick-a-Biddy before Cirque du Soleil Amaluna, October 3 - November 30

Sink your teeth into delectable dishes before dropping your jaw at Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil’s newest presentation. The tent that houses this modern day circus is just a short stroll away from some of the yummiest spots in Atlanta. Show your Amaluna ticket at The Pig & The Pearl and enjoy a three-course dinner for $35. Some options on this spread include deviled eggs with eggplant caponata, smoked beef brisket and house-cut fries with Sri”ranch”a dressing. Don’t forget to make reservations through OpenTable. Choose plantain chips, a quarter wood-grilled piri piri chicken with two sides and any dessert at Chick-a-Biddy for $18 when you show your Amaluna ticket. Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna opens on Friday, October 3 and stretches through November 30.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stop by Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails Booth and Restaurant at Crabapple Fest on October 4

On Saturday, October 4, the streets of downtown Crabapple will be taken over with antiques, art, music, fun and food for this year’s Crabapple Fest. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., mosey on down to Crabapple Road where Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails will be serving up a refreshing Georgia peach basil mojito or cherry limeade. All that festival fun sure does work up an appetite, but chef Derek Dollar has you covered with a special festival lunch menu from 11 a.m.-3p.m. Men, you don’t think we’d let you suffer through all that antiquing and art appreciation, did you? We’ve got a seat for you at the full bar accompanied by live music from noon-4 p.m. 

Tin Lizzy's Knows How to Fold 'Em for Bert's Big Adventure on National Taco Day, October 4

A taco on this day sends a tike to play. On Saturday, October 4, all seven locations of Tin Lizzy’s are celebrating National Taco Day by donating a dollar for each taco sold to Bert's Big Adventure. This nonprofit organization’s goal is to send children with chronic or terminal illnesses and their entire families to Disney World for some much-needed family fun. With more than two dozen tasty tacos such as the Southern Comfort, Korean BBQ and the Philly gracing the menu, you’ll be faced with the tough decision of which ones to nosh on. Or, just make it easy on yourself and order them all. No one will judge you since you’re just trying to help the children! 

Ray's on the River 30th Anniversary and More in This Week's Dish!

Don your complimentary captain's hat and set sail to Ray's on the River for their 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 9. Party in honor of the big 3-0 with live music from Yacht Rock Revue, hors d'oeuvre, a complimentary drink ticket and access to a cash bar with drink specials. Speaking of anniversaries, Bantam + Biddy commemorates their second year at Ansley Mall with a fall festival complete with local vendors and live music on Sunday, October 5. All that and much more in this week's Dish!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

Fulfill that sushi fix and head to RA Sushi. Experience the goodness of the Tootsy Maki sushi roll. Kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits and a drizzle of sweet eel sauce come together to form this scrumptious treat.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What’s New on Pinterest

Get your caffeine fix on this week’s Pinterest board, Coffee, coffee, coffee! Think outside the mug and grind these beans into some mochaca tacos, slow cooker coffee pot roast and coffee-crusted steak. 

Cindy Shera and Panel Discuss What It Takes to Succeed in the Restaurant World at the Atlanta Foodservice Expo October 13-14

A panel of four restaurant owners and industry leaders will discuss what it takes to succeed in the restaurant world on Tuesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. at the Atlanta Foodservice Expo. “Atlanta Eats” host Steak Shapiro moderates a discussion in which Cindy Shera, owner of The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood, will share her insights gleaned over her years in restaurant kitchens. 

Team Up NFL Viewing with $20 Bucket of Beer and Wings Special on Monday Nights at Smokebelly

Turn that crumpled $20 bill in your wallet into a bucket of five bottles of Bud Light or Budweiser, a heap of 20 wings and NFL football at Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead. House-rubbed wings tossed in your choice of Buffalo (hot or mild) or cherry cola barbecue sauce are served up with celery, carrots and blue cheese or ranch dressing for a meal that would satisfy even a linebacker’s appetite. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Law Firm Takes Over Ink & Elm to Host A Little Help for Our Friends Charity Event on October 9

We get by with A Little Help for Our Friends. The night of Thursday, October 9, Ink & Elm will be closed to the public for dinner while executive chef Stephen Sharp will be catering to a full house. The law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P. is taking over from 6-9 p.m. for a charity fundraising event. Proceeds of this pig roast and Southern artisanal bourbon tasting will benefit Health Law Partnership (HeLP), a trio composed of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia State University College of Law that is coming together to improve the health of low-income children and their families. 

Charbroiled Oysters, Coffee Bean-Smoked Boar and Rombauer Wines Headline Ray's on the River Five-Course Wine Dinner on October 2

Rombauer wines and Ray's on the River - need we say more? On Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m., chef Josh Warner pairs Rombauer wines with five courses that include scallop crudo and Carolina black rice paired with Rombauer chardonnay and sous-vide duck confit with local chanterelle-Anson Mill grit cake, bacon jam and white cheddar twill paired with Rombauer merlot. The night’s guest speaker Jeff Papa, southeast sales manager for Rombauer Vineyards, will leave you with food for thought. Reservations to this event are required and can be made by calling 770-955-1187.

Forward-Thinkers Feast on Foods from Whole Foods Market, Ted's Montana Grill, The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood at Southface Visionary Dinner on October 1

A vision of sustainable future is shared among the fabulous Fox Theatre, Whole Foods Market, top Atlanta chefs and guests at the annual Southface Visionary Dinner on October 1. This formation of forward-thinkers inspires Whole Foods Market – the gracious ingredient provider – and area chefs to seek locally sourced ingredients to produce the evening’s mouthwatering menu with wine pairings. Chef Chris Raucci will be slicing and smashing up avocados for Ted's Montana Grill's guacamole and Todd Richards of The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood will be roasting fennel for an autumnal salad. Feeling inspired? Find recipes for these dishes and others on the night’s menu online or register here for $300 per person and experience the deliciousness for yourself. For 16 years, the Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface's continued work in sustainable community development, affordable housing, green jobs, clean energy, education and research.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Reels in Anniversary Celebration on September 29

It’s a keeper! The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is hosting a weeklong anniversary celebration beginning on Monday, September 29 and going out with a bang on Sunday, October 5. To kick off the festivities, $4 specials on featured appetizers and select wines and draft beers sail on through Saturday, October 4. Along with these delectable deals come the restaurant’s usual nightly specials. Trade out your boat shoes for dancing shoes on October 5. Live music all day, a free half-basket of hushpuppies for every table, $3 fireball shots, $4 wine and draft beer selections will surely make this Sunday a fun day. 

Oompah! Oktoberfest Reigns at Der Biergarten through October 30

In Atlanta, Oktoberfest is synonymous with Der Biergarten. Now through Thursday, October 30, make your way to this spot, which has been named among the top beer gardens in the country by USA Today, Fodor’s, Food & Wine and During this annual celebration, brews will pour and bands will play. Every Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the bar-meister taps a keg holding the new beer-of-the-week and pulls liters for $9. Drink this draft from your Oktoberfest commemorative mug, on sale for $20 with $8 refills all year long! Get your fix of German grub by savoring the schnitzel of the week and potato soup. Dance to the Deutsche band Die Kurtzbuam every Friday and Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. followed by DJ Johnny until midnight. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Deb Perelman’s tiny kitchen is cooking up a huge following on her Smitten Kitchen blog. Photos from her galley kitchen in the city that never sleeps are featured on her Instagram gallery

Hearth Pizza Tavern and Parma Tavern Have an App for "Yelp Has an App for That" Promo

Put that new iPhone 6 to good use and band together with fellow foodies in the "Yelp Has an App for That" promo. With this app, businesses extend offers to Yelpers to unlock, use and post comments using up to 140 characters. The main event is a fight of the apps among OTP restaurants offering special $5 appetizers from September 29 to October 3. The champion gets bragging rights for best appetizer. At Hearth Pizza Tavern, bite into chicken and mushroom spring rolls. Or, head over to Parma Tavern and sink your teeth into plump homemade meatball sliders. Both of these dishes are being offered up for $5 in this delicious duel. 

Get Sauced! Ribs & Whiskey Days are Back at Marlow's Tavern Through October 27 Bonus: September 24-30 Dining Benefits Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Summer is officially over, but the barbecue is still smokin’ at Marlow's Tavern. The annual Ribs & Whiskey celebration at all locations (except the newest restaurant in Buford) brings slow-cooked Smithfield James River St. Louis-style ribs and Marlow’s Ribs & Whiskey Hookup to the table. Granny Smith apple-cabbage slaw, Southern fried mac and pimento cheese plus house-made sweet corn and jalapeño muffins will accompany this magnificent meal to sop up your choice of three sauces – Jack Daniel’s glaze, hoisin barbecue or Marlow’s chipotle barbecue.  

What makes this even better is when you’re chowing down at Marlow’s, you have an opportunity to support a fantastic cause. Marlow’s Tavern participates in Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign running September 24-30. Make and donation and receive a $5 coupon to redeem between October 1 and December 31. Use that coupon when you come back for more Ribs & Whiskey. This delicious celebration continues through October 27.