Friday, March 30, 2012

Appetizing Aperture: Easter Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme

Hippity-hoppity, Easter's on its way. This year, the Easter Bunny has something new from Krispy Kreme in his basket to share with all the good little girls and boys. Hightail it down the bunny trail to pick up these treasures.  

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

She has a long-standing love affair with food and a new found love in Twitter. Ali Rosen is a video producer for NYC's The Daily Meal (@TheDailyMeal) in her other waking hours. Follow her on Twitter (@Ali_Rosen) and fill your plate with food articles at The Daily Meal website. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Culinary Caper: Double Zero Napoletana and The Iberian Pig Swap Restaurants on April Fools' Day

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Looking for the perfect prank to pull on April Fools' Day? Bring your friends and family to Double Zero Napoletana or The Iberian Pig for dinner fun on Sunday, April 1, and watch their confusion quickly turn into delight. The Castellucci Hospitality Group restaurants are offering some of the other restaurant's most popular dishes and drinks, as well as their own dinner menu. The Sandy Springs restaurant and the Decatur restaurant are even swapping their kitchen staffs to pull off this culinary caper.

Some of The Iberian Pig items on the special swap menu at Double Zero Napoletana include pork cheek tacos, handmade veal shank ravioli and sweet churros. Drinks heading north are The Iberian Old Fashioned and a selection of Spanish wines.

Going to Decatur from Double Zero Napoletana are lobster pappardelle, lamb polpettine and Margherita pizza. Also visiting The Iberian Pig will be Double Zero chocolate cake, barrel-aged Negroni and a selection of Southern Italian wines. For full menu details on the swap, visit Facebook. April Fool's Day dinner hours are 5 - 9 p.m. at The Iberian Pig and 5 - 10 p.m. at Double Zero Napoletana.

RA Sushi's Monthly Sake And Sushi Social Is A Short Course In Fun On April 3

Ever wonder how sushi chefs get all of that delicious sushi flavor into one picture perfect roll? Let all of your sushi questions be answered at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's monthly Sake and Sushi Social, coming up on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Impress all of your friends by learning sushi-rolling and sake-pairing basics during this interactive social. Each lesson costs $35 per person or $60 a couple and includes a four-course sampling of fresh sushi and sake pairing plus some tasty appetizers! Be sure to get spots at the counter for you and your date or group by calling 404-267-0114. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to roll some sushi because learning a new craft has never been so yummy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spice Up Your Life and Check Out Hotel Restaurant Week

Hotel restaurants can fly under the radar when hometown honeys eat out. Hotel Restaurant Week sets out to change all that by spotlighting great restaurants in Atlanta hotels, including Spice Market in the W Atlanta-Midtown. From March 31 through April 7, participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe menus for $30 per person (not including tax or gratuity). The special menu at Spice Market starts with two spice chicken samosas with cilantro yogurt, features an entrée of Thai basil cod with Malaysian chili sauce, and ends with coconut cake with guava ice cream in salted caramel sauce. Don't sleep on it; make reservations online now.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Picks for Easter Eats and Sweets

With Easter less than two weeks away, we've got some great ideas for celebrating with family and friends over brunch and ways to fill up that special someone's Easter basket. You can get the full scoop in Atlanta Dish, but here are a few ideas to nibble on:

Make any Easter basket a happier one with treats from Alon's (located in Dunwoody and Virginia-Highland), including chocolate bunnies, PB&J filled chocolate eggs (my personal favorite!) and more.

For Italian fare and the most extensive bakery you've ever seen, Alpine Bakery & Trattoria in Alpharetta will begin serving a special Easter menu along with the regular menu at noon (although you can peruse the bakery beginning at 10 a.m.).

Aqua blue in Roswell will have an Easter buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including a carving station and made-to-order omelets. Pricing is $29.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids ages 4-12 and free for children under 4.

In Dunwoody, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is serving an elegant three-course Easter menu from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost is $34.95 per adult, and there is a children's version for $16.95 (tax and gratuity not included). Be sure to try the new Blood Orange Fizz cocktail($6.95) while you are there!

At Ray's on the River, brunch is served all day long from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., complete with a riverside view. Cost is $39.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and under.

Ray's at Killer Creek in Alpharetta is serving Easter brunch from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost is $29.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 5-10 and free for children 4 and under. Guests also may order off the regular dinner menu from 5 - 9 p.m.

Cooking at home? Grass-fed lamb from White Oak Pastures is the perfect entree for a traditional dinner. You can order online or by calling 229-641-2081, but don't forget that orders must be placed by Monday, April 2 for delivery before Easter.

Hippity Hoppity, Easter's On Its Way in This Week's Dish

It's a beautiful spring week here in Atlanta to explore all the latest culinary happenings around town! Get this week's scoop on what's next with Atlanta Dish. If you're not receiving the Dish every Tuesday morning in your inbox, you can sign up either here on our blog or on our Facebook page!

MLA Seeks Summer 2012 Interns; Apply by April 6

Are you a student who is passionate about food/ wine culture and public relations? Melissa Libby & Associates is currently seeking two interns for the summer semester.  Interns who join the MLA team will work with and learn directly from all agency functions, including media communications, social media, special events and client services. Creativity, positive energy, strong work ethic and great writing skills are important traits for this internship. The ideal candidate will also receive school credit for their experience with MLA.  

Internships are unpaid and are 15-22 hours per week from early June to mid-August. Schedules are fairly flexible, although Monday mornings are required. To find out more about Melissa Libby & Associates, please visit our website and our Facebook page.  If you are interested, please send your resume and availability to by April 6. Good luck!

Monday, March 26, 2012

High Museum Hosts 20th Annual Vintners’ Reception And Live Auction on Saturday, March 31

Lucky are those High Museum of Art supporters holding tickets to the sold-out 20th Annual Vintners’ Reception and Live Auction on Saturday, March 31. They’ll be able to dabble in a delicious palette of dishes prepared by chefs from Atlanta’s best restaurants while tasting wines from scores of top wineries. Then the bidding begins on everything from rare and collectible wine, dreamy trips, fine art and other one-of-a-kind finds. Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg, Spice Market in the W Atlanta-Midtown, Double Zero Napoletana in Sandy Springs and Aqua blue in Roswell will all be there. If you’re going, be sure to stop by their tables!