Friday, January 11, 2013

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

When it comes to sweets, our office is always looking out for fellow baking minded enthusiasts! Our tweep of the week for this week is Cake Spy Jessie Oleson Moore (@cakespy), a freelance writer and illustrator who tracks down bakeries, conducts baking experiments, interrogates bakers and food artists and shares her finds. 

Be sweet and also drop by her website at!

Sample Tweet: Another day, another Lord of the Rings themed cupcake painting commission…   

What's New on Pinterest: Savory Soups

Fire up the stove or plug in the Crock-Pot, soup's on to warm the winter-weary. Who would guess these comforting stews and soups also are healthy? Perfect for weeknight suppers and casual entertaining, they can also transform an ordinary game night into a truly satisfying "bowl" game for the whole family. When you peruse our Pinterest picks, please use a spoon.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Appetizing Aperture: Bantam + Biddy's Southern Cobb Salad

Photo by Angie Mosier
With 2013 in full swing, did you make a resolution to eat healthy and help your community? If so, Bantam + Biddy can help you knock out both of those on Monday nights. Every Monday beginning at 5 p.m., the Ansley Mall eatery donates 10 percent of the day's remaining profits to a different local charity. On January 14, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the beneficiary, so don't miss out on good food for a great cause!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Celebrate Marlow’s Tavern-Emory Point Grand Opening

We can’t wait to celebrate the opening of the newest location of Marlow's Tavern, at Emory Point in Decatur. They’re hosting seven days of grand opening dining deals and special events beginning Monday, January 21. Open since December 18, the neighborhood tavern is eager to welcome its Emory-area friends with grand opening festivities. From January 21-27, guests who sign up for Marlow's Tavern Insiders Club (online or at the restaurant) will automatically be registered to win free dinner every week for a year.  Here’s the breakdown:
January 21: Insider Day
All Marlow's Tavern Insiders will receive 20 percent off their checks, and the first 100 guests will receive free t-shirts.
January 22: Tavern Burger Tuesday
Marlow's is offering its famous Tavern Burger seasoned with tomato bacon jam for $5 all day long.
January 23: Ladies Night,
From 5 p.m. until close $5 appetizers and drink deals for the gals and goodie bags for the first 100 ladies will be offered.
January 24: Emory Day
Emory faculty and students showing their Emory ID receive a 20 percent discount. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 10 a.m. followed by a check presentation to Special Olympics Georgia at 11:30 a.m.
January 25: Friday Specials
From 4-6 p.m., Marlow's is offering $5 appetizer specials and drink specials including $3 drafts, $4 glasses of select wines and $4 premium well cocktails. Live music cranks at 9 p.m.
January 26: Shot Glass Saturday
The first 500 guests after 5 p.m. receive a complimentary M. shot glass, and live music starts at 10 p.m.
January 27: $7 Sunday
Brunch favorites await guests and include $7 selections such as crab cakes Benedict, Brooklyn "Egghead" sandwich and Marlow's famous stuffed French toast. Psst. BLT Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas are $7 drink specials.
Looking for Emory Point? Find it at 1627 Clifton Road in Decatur; 404-343-3283.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time to Revisit Gilbert's Cafe & Bar

"New year, new you" is such the January expression, but in the case of Gilbert's Café & Bar in Midtown, it's true for 2013. The Communitas Hospitality restaurant has been an Atlanta fave since opening in 2000. Even so, Communitas Owners Sean and Gilbert Yeremyan are always open to ways to better serve their guests. The two gents have brought in Executive Chef Brett Ring, also chef at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern and 10th & Piedmont, to update and broaden the Mediterranean-focused menu for a full night-on-the-town dining experience. New meze items for sharing include diver scallops with haricot vert, crisp applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onion and citrus champagne; lemon avocado hummus with black sesame and smoked coconut; skate wing with artichoke, capers and lemon brown butter; and lamb shank börek with spinach and feta ($8-$12). For seafood lovers, Ring has seafood paella with mussels, shrimp, calamari, chicken, peas and haricot vert ($16 for one person; $30 for two) and almond-crusted tilapia with sautéed spinach and Parmesan risotto ($14). Other entrées include bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with spinach ginger risotto and sweet Thai chili jus ($16); lamb shank with chickpea polenta, cherry tomato confit, Swiss chard and corn bread gremolata ($18); and the popular chicken kebab now composed of dark meat on a large skewer for a more exciting presentation. Ring, a Georgia native, nods to his Southern heritage through seasonally inspired plates and smoked foods such as smoked coconut atop lemon avocado hummus.

Check Out a New Year of New Restaurants, Menus, Demos and More

Start the new year off right by trying something new! Stop by Gilbert's Cafe & Bar to taste a bite from the revamped menu, or be inspired by Brian Stanger, Woodfire Grill's bar manager, and concoct your own season-appropriate grapefruit cocktail. There are plenty of new things to experience and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gerry Klaskala and All-Clad Cookware Teach How to "Cook Like a Professional" at AmericasMart


A big draw downtown this week is The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 9-16 at AmericasMart. While retail store buyers seek new finds and plan their inventories, they will also find informative talks and demonstrations led by industry experts. Aria Chef/Owner Gerry Klaskala is one of these experts, and will link up with All-Clad cookware, for a demo on Thursday, January 10 from 1-2 p.m. Award-winning Klaskala will focus on how to "Cook Like a Professional", teaching techniques of searing, braising and deglazing. Home cooks can perfect their skills using the same All-Clad cookware found in four-star restaurant kitchens around the world. Time to get cooking!