Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep of the Week @kristinagill

Kristina Gill (@kristinagill) is the editor for "In the Kitchen With" (ITKW) on Design*Sponge.  Her tweets dialogue design and food thoughts from the U.S. to the U.K. that can lead to some interesting conversations. 

One link leads to another, and pretty soon you're on to her photography and food tweets and then engrossed in foodie fodder.  So much to absorb, so little time.

Roll with the best this spring at Ormsby's

Roll, baby, roll.  Ormsby's is hosting an indoor bocce ball tournament for the Atlanta Bocce League on Monday nights starting March 14.  Singles, doubles and four-player groups can participate.   

Be a part of the spring season action!  Register for $45 per person at and receive an official team shirt plus food and drink specials!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

And the winner is - Uncle Julio's!

You're going to need plenty of fuel to make it through the 83rd Academy Awards Sunday night. So be a winner and let Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food supply you and your guests with the delicious dishes to see you through to the "Best Picture" announcement. Uncle Julio's convenient Party Packs To-Go menu can satisfy whatever size audience you have with a variety of options including the Plato Gordo Party Pack, Fajita Party Pack, Enchilada Party Pack and Taco Party Pack, all with frijoles a la charra, chips and salsa. Two other options include the Appetizer Party Pack and pork or chicken tamales. Call either Atlanta Uncle Julio's location to place your order then pick it up before the show.

Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food: In Buckhead at 1860 Peachtree Road, NW; 404-350-6767. To-go line: 404-974-2991. In Sandy Springs at 1140 Hammond Drive, NE, Building K, Suite 100; 678-736-8260. To-go line: 678-736-8261.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Make Your Beloved Bottle of Wine the Star on Saturday Night

Although we are all anticipating the upcoming Oscars, Atlanta restaurants are looking foward to a different kind of opening night: "Open That Bottle Night" (OTBN). This Saturday, February 26, local restaurants are honoring your personal bottle of wine that you've been saving for a special occasion. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar welcomes guests to bring their own wine, and corkage fees will be totally waived that night. Usually, Fleming's pops open the first bottle for free and charges $20 per bottle after that. Nationally acclaimed Pacci Ristorante in Midtown never charges for corkage and always has plenty of wine-friendly Italian cuisine on Executive Chef Keira Moritz's menu. Spice Market, in the W Atlanta-Midtown is waiving its $15 corkage fee from Saturday, February 26 through Sunday, March 6. Once your bottle is opened, raise a toast to OTBN founders Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, who came up with the idea in 2000.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: 4501 Olde Perimeter Way in Perimeter Place Village; 770-698-8112.
Pacci Ristorante: 866 West Peachtree Street, NW, adjacent to the Hotel Palomar; 678-412-2402.
Spice Market: In the W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

First Restaurant Week of the Year!

This Saturday (Feb. 26) kicks off the first of many restaurant weeks that take place throughout the year and I, for one, am looking forward to the good deals and great dining options! This first one is a celebration of all things delicious in Buckhead. Aria and Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse are two participants in the week long good eats extravaganza. For a sneak peak at their three course, prix fixe menus or to make reservations (hurry, you know they will fill up fast), visit Lobster and sweet potato soup anyone?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cast Your Vote!

Sunday, February 27 is the last day to make your voice heard for the “Best of Metromix Atlanta 2011” contest. Categories such as milkshakes, sushi, restaurants and bars are all fair game, along with a bit of this and that. We’ll be voting for our favorites on the ballot:

• Best New Restaurant - Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
• Best Burger - YEAH! BURGER
• Best Hotel Bar - AltoRex Rooftop Lounge
• Best Italian Restaurant - La Tavola Trattoria
• Best Local Chef - Shaun Doty and Kevin Gillespie
• Best Milkshake - YEAH! BURGER
• Best New Bar - Ormsby’s
• Best Restaurant - Woodfire Grill
• Best Sushi Restaurant - RA Sushi