Friday, July 23, 2010
Just in case your Hallmark calendar doesn't have it listed, we wanted to be sure you didn't forget that tomorrow is National Tequila Day. And it falls on a Saturday this year - score! So just in case you needed a reason to have a shot or a margarita, you are in luck. And, wouldn't you know it, we have a couple of suggestions for you to celebrate this auspicious occasion.
At The Original El Taco, the tequila portion of the drinks menu reads like a who's who of tequilas to be met straight up, face to face. "FroMos" and on-the-rocks margaritas befriend mixed drink lovers by the glass or pitcher and include a variety of tequilas and mixers. Welcome the Original, Palermo Texas, Key West, El Primo, Resales and El Big Boy margaritas to put some "Ole!" in your Virginia Highland visit.
Over in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, 15 types of tequilas and their margarita relatives are equally sociable at both Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food locations. The Swirl, twirling frozen margarita and frozen sangria, is the most popular of the more than 200,000 margaritas and tequila drinks served monthly at Uncle Julio's restaurants nationwide. Popular cousins include the classic frozen, strawberry and Chambord margaritas and the Baja Gold frozen margarita, which mixes Corona with frozen margarita. Uncle Julio's managers go through "tequila training" in Guadalajara, Mexico each fall to do justice to the magical elixir in drinks and recipes.
Feliz dia de la tequila, amigos!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Chef Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar stops at the junction of hand-picked and vine -- the Peachtree Road Farmers Market -- on Saturday, July 24. There will be plenty of locally raised raw materials to fuel his regionally inspired dishes and Southern specialties! Don't miss his 10:30 a.m. demo. Maybe he'll hint about the upcoming Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival! The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is open from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from April through December in the parking lot of The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW.
Spice Market Chef Mauro Gomez toques up at the Piedmont Park Green Market on Saturday, July 24. He'll tempt morning shoppers by stirring up Southeast Asian-inspired dishes from Southeastern U.S.-grown (as in Georgia) ingredients. Park your shopping bags and look for him from 11 a.m. - noon under the patio at the Piedmont Park Community Center.
All you have to do is click here and fill out the form. Co-Owner and Executive Chef John Metz will pick the winner and will be announced in August. So grab those skewers and spatulas and get to work. Good luck!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
The pairings include: Belgium ale steamed mussels with country ham & tomatoes, pommes frites paired with Duvel Green, House ground lamb burger with goat cheese & charred Vidalias paired with McChouffe and Crispy chicken livers with fettuccine, caramelized onions & bourbon paired with Maredsous. These items will be available a la carte or together. Be sure to stop in soon to get your taste of Belgium while it lasts!
Ormsby’s is located at 1170 Howell Mill Rd. For more information, call 404.968.2033.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Spice Market: In the W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550
Monday, July 19, 2010
Shaun's: 1029 Edgewood Avenue, NE.