Friday, January 28, 2011

It’s Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep of the Week @ATLBeerMaster

It’s Friday, so naturally our thoughts turn to impending happy hours where we can raise a glass to the week behind us!  Want to make sure what’s filling your stein is legit?  Make sure to follow Atlanta Beer Master's stout tweets (@ATLBeerMaster) and blog 

Atlanta Beer Master blogster/tweeter Reid Ramsay's slogan, "Covering Craft Beer . . . I'll find it, you drink it," gives way to topics such as new releases, beer dinners, casks, tastings and a "meet the brewer" section.  Ramsay spills all you need to know about what to try and where to find it so craft beer lovers know where to go to cure what "ales" them!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Little Black Golf Dress

For many women getting out on the golf course can be an intimidating prospect. Luckily for Atlanta women, Women on Course is coming to Atlanta to unite golfing, shopping and eating during their "Play All Day" luncheon event on Saturday, February 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Women on Course invites women to engage in the golf lifestyle, highlighting the social, business and fitness benefits of the game -- for newbies and long-time golfers. Hosted by Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and MassMutual Financial Group, Atlanta's "Play All Day" event is a leisurely three-course luncheon for women who share the same interests and includes a fashion show and shopping opportunity. This event will be hosted at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Atlanta and will feature everything from Mirassou Winery wine and Michelob Ultra to a "Little Black Golf Dress" fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue and prizes and gift bags to take home.

For more information or to reserve your seat online, visit Seating is limited and the luncheon event costs $35 per guest, $20 per member.

Learn to Cook Your Valentine’s Dinner with JCT Kitchen & Bar

Stay in with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day to impress them with your sharpened cooking skills! JCT Kitchen & Bar executive chef/owner Ford Fry wants to teach you how to prepare the perfect dinner for your Valentine this year. The Simple Abundance cooking class will take place on Monday, February 7 at The Cook’s Warehouse – Ansley Mall and will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Don’t worry about your Tupperware… With these items that you’ll learn to prepare, there won’t be any leftovers!

  • Local arugula salad with bacon-wrapped figs and Thomasville bleu and burnt honey vinaigrette
  • Poached oyster and Brunswick white shrimp with creamed Carolina Gold rice risotto
  • Warm chocolate and banana brown butter almond cake with crème fraîche ice cream

The evening includes the demonstration and tasting of the meal and wine samples sponsored by National Distributors. There will also be a chance to win tasty door prizes, compliments of Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese. The class is $55 per person and will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Seating is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets today!

The Cook’s Warehouse – Ansley Mall: 1544 Piedmont Road NE Ste. 403-R (Behind Blockbuster); 404-815-4993.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Woodfire Grill hosts this year’s GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE "Fools For Love" Dinner on Feb. 13

Make Valentine’s day a “great” drama for you and your loved one. For the past three years, Georgia Shakespeare has found its Valentine's week dinner party to be especially popular and romantic!

This year's "Fools for Love" dinner and cabaret takes place on Sunday, February 13 at Woodfire Grill, starting at 7 p.m. Woodfire Grill will raise the curtain for you to enjoy a hot love triangle of food, wine and merriment with "Fools for Love" music.

Tickets are available online for $125 each and benefit Georgia Shakespeare. For more info, please visit Woodfire Grill on Facebook.

Woodfire Grill: 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road; 404-347-9055.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lucky For Us, It's The Year of the Rabbit!

Symbolic food, fortune cookies opening to restaurant discounts, free dumplings and Strawberry Firecracker cocktails crackling with Pop Rocks are in the plans for Spice Market's Chinese New Year celebration on Thursday, February 3. Hop to the restaurant inside the W Atlanta-Midtown to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. At the bar, $5 buys a Tsingtao beer -- ah so good with free dumplings prepared by Chef Shaun Suter. Party-hearty cocktails include the Mandarin orange martini ($7) and the Strawberry Firecracker ($8), lighting up your evening with fresh strawberries, basil, Thai chili, vodka, Cointreau and a Pop Rocks garnish.

Traditionally, red envelopes symbolizing good luck are exchanged over the New Year. In lieu of envelopes, each guest will receive a red fortune cookie stuffed with a Spice Market discount for a free appetizer, dessert, 25 percent off their entire check, 50 percent off wine or buy-one-get-one-free entrées (offers valid only on a return visit).

Spice Market: In the W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Linger + Learn at South City Kitchen Vinings

Wanna whip up a cool cocktail like the pros? South City Kitchen® Vinings has the perfect event for you! Head on over this Thursday, January 27 for “Linger + Learn: The Cocktail Edition.” This exciting event is $20 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and will include a complete run-down on how to make an array of drinks including:

• Brandy Alexander
• Chicago Fizz
• Old Fashioned
• Side Car
• Classic Manhattan
• Madison Avenue

“Linger + Learn” will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. The restaurant will also be servin’ up delicious offering of nibbles and hors d’eouvres available for all participants. Items include mushroom risotto fritters, shrimp cocktail and housemade pork rinds. Call 770.435.0700 to make sure you get a spot! Those attendees who stay for dinner will get 20% off their check. South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway.

RA Sushi Turns Friendship into a Free Lunch on Tuesdays

RA Sushi is saluting friendship tomorrow, and so should you. Head to the Midtown restaurant and take advantage of their "Friends with Benefits" lunch deal. Bring a friend to lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any Tuesday and get one lunch for free! All you have to do to receive the offer is mention "Friends with Benefits" to your server and order one of RA Sushi's lunch specials (your complimentary meal must be of equal or lesser value). Your friends will thank you for it!

RA Sushi: 1080 Peachtree Street at 1010 Midtown; 404-267-0114.