Friday, February 19, 2010

It’s Follow Friday! Our Tweep of the Week @Timthecheeseman

Every man needs a passion in life. As the cheese monger for Star Provisions, @Timthecheeseman shares his passion with the world about all things cheese. Whether he’s tweeting about new arrivals of cheese or upcoming cheese-tastic events that Atlantans won’t want to miss, he’s definitely worth a follow! It ain’t easy being cheesy… or is it? Follow @Timthecheeseman to find out!

Join in the Georgia Organics Conference Online!

Although the Georgia Organics 13th Annual Conference and Expo that is taking place in Athens this weekend is sold out, the state's largest sustainable food and farms event is still at your fingertips with the Conference's social media hub, where interested persons can still participate online .

On this site you will be able to view what people are saying on Twitter and add to the conversation, join in a live chat on Facebook, see and post conference photos on Flickr, and view videos about the conference on YouTube. For a little social media 101, check out the How to Participate Online page.

If this is your first time hearing about the Conference, check out this video from Georgia Organics Communications Director Michael Wall to learn more.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Celebrate the New Year at Spice Market

The Chinese New Year that is...

Don't have plans for Saturday yet? Consider joining Spice Market and Whiskey Park for a celebration of the Chinese New Year. Start the night off at Spice Market and enjoy their unique Bento Box offerings for $25 per person. Menu options include a choice of a soup, salad, satay, entree and dessert!

Following dinner, continue the evening with prizes, dancing and drinks when Whiskey Park and the Living Room celebrate the Year of the Tiger beginning at 9 p.m. Special offerings include tea-infused specialty cocktails with Svedka vodka, chowing down on dim sum, laughing over Chinese fortunes and applauding Chinese dragon dancers. And, some lucky guests will win red money envelopes stuffed with cash, a Chinese New Year tradition. Sounds like your Saturday night plans are set!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We let the good times roll at Mardi RA

Atlantans celebrated Mardi Gras all over the city last night, and RA Sushi was hopping with their Mardi RA celebration!  We were SO excited to meet and get our picture snapped with Baton Bob, the party's official Ambassador of Mirth, and thought we'd share our party pictures with you.  Until next year, Mardi RA!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let the good times roll at Marlow's Tavern!

It’s Fat Tuesday, and with that brings practically a national celebration of the fantastic flavors of New Orleans!  Marlow’s Tavern have created their own special new menu items to celebrate with “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” – take a big, easy look right below to check them out!  These special dishes will only be around from today until March 29th, so don’t miss out.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wolf Mountain is a Winner

2010 is off to a good start for Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. The North Georgia winery recently brought home a Gold medal and two Silver medals from January's 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Wolf Mountain was judged against national powerhouses such as Kendall Jackson, Folie à Deux and Dry Creek. Five days, 63 professional wine experts/judges and a world-record breaking 4,913 entrees made this competition the largest competition of American wines in the world! Judges awarded a Gold medal to the Wolf Mountain’s 2008 Chanteloup, a French oak-aged blend of Chardonnay and Viognier, in the "Other White Varietals and Blends" category. The 2007 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon earned Silver in the "Cabernet Sauvignon - $35.00 to $39.99" category, as did Kenwood, Jack London, Simi and Artesa. The 2008 Blanc de Blancs Brut won Silver in the "Dry Sparkling" category alongside Mumm Napa, Gloria Ferrer and Domaine Carneros.

In addition to these exciting awards, Wolf Mountain released its first ever port-style wine, Delicieux, over Valentine's Day weekend. In March, the winery will release its 2009 vintage of the Chardonnay/Viognier blend Plentitude, a sell-out selection. Wolf Mountain is located in Dahlonega at 180 Wolf Mountain Trail; 706-867-9862. Click here to visit the Winery on Facebook.