Friday, February 15, 2013

What's new on Pinterest: Chocolate Cravings

We know Valentine's Day is over, but that doesn't mean the chocolate-y fun has to stop! Check out our Pinterest board for ideas such as tofu chocolate pudding, a giant Kit Kat bar, or the ultimate decadently dense, flourless chocolate cake. There is always a right time to eat chocolate!

Appetizing Aperture

We're thinking seafood! Enjoy delicious crab cakes hand crafted by Marietta's newest seafood restaurant, Pier 213 Seafood. Just look at this beauty. Hunks of fresh, tender crabmeat from the Gulf, seasoned, pattied and seared to a luxurious golden brown hue. Dress casual, ride the tide to Marietta and place your order at the counter to get yours for lunch any day or dinner Monday through Saturday.

Read It and Tweep: TravelGirl Magazine Just Wants to Have Global Fun

In its fifth year of publication, Atlanta's own TravelGirl Magazine enthralls women 25-65 who love all things travel related. The magazine covers the senses: sense of humor, sense of adventure, sense to catch Twitter tips (@TravelGirlMag) on the go, and the most important of all, the sense to pack stylish, comfortable shoes.

Sample Tweet: Take time this holiday wknd to plan ur 2013 travels. NOLA is hot: Mardi Gras, Super Bowl, Jazz Fest@TravelgirlSteph will keep us posted!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Aqua blue and Marlow's Tavern Dish It Out for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at 10th Annual Taste of Dunwoody

Taste of Dunwoody sells out each year, which is no surprise considering guests can sample specialties from more than 25 of the area's top restaurants such as Marlow's Tavern and Aqua blue. The event, which benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, celebrates its 10th anniversary on February 15 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in the Concourse complex on the Perimeter's top end. Guests will dance off their noshing to music by Yacht Rock Revue and bid on silent auction deals.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Weeknights at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern


Look no further for weeknight plans. HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Midtown takes daily specials to a whole new level. Mondays are "Date Night" where $19.95 buys a three-course dinner for two (go ahead, call your date today). Pop in on Tuesdays for all-you-can-eat sliders for $12.95 from 5-11 p.m. and show off your smarts when trivia begins at 8:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, stake your claim to surf and turf with a complementary beer pairing, all for only $15. HOBNOB rocks with live music on Thursdays from 8-11 p.m., perfect for toe tapping and finger snapping out any workweek tensions. With all of these succulent and social weeknight opportunities, you'll need the weekend to rest!

5 Chefs + 5 Pigs + 5 Winemakers = Cochon 555 -- Coming Home to Atlanta February 17

Brady Lowe began Cochon 555 five years ago right here in Atlanta to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Stopping in 10 cities across the United States, the culinary competition and tasting event is returning home to Atlanta with a stop at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown on Sunday, February 17. Joe Schafer of King + Duke is one of the five chefs preparing a snout-to-tail menu using one of five pigs in the pork-centric competition. The lineup of 20 event judges includes Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist, Drew Van Leuven of Seven Lamps and Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina. Guests and judges will determine the “best bite of the day” and send the winner on to the June 16 Grand Cochon competition at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Colo. Seven Lamps Mixologist Arianne Fielder will compete against five other mixologists in the new “Punch Kings” cocktail competition open to VIP guests. All guests will pig out on pork and sample five bourbons in addition to the wines from five family wineries. And there’s more action in the pen: a butcher demonstration from Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market, a raffle, ice-cold brews and a champagne toast, Fernet Branca digestifs and pork-spiked desserts. VIP ($200/person) admitted at 4 p.m.; general admission ($125/person) at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets online.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Tickets Go On Sale February 14


Save the date! Tickets for the 2013 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival in Midtown go on sale this Thursday, February 14. This year's special events, speakers, demonstrations and food and wine tastings span the weekend of Thursday, May 30-Sunday, June 2. These tickets would make an amazing addition to any Valentine's Day gift, so don't forget to purchase them for your love! 

200 Words about Ray's Restaurants Could Win You $200


So you know that story you've told your friends and family a hundred times about the time you were at a Ray's Restaurant and that really awesome/life-changing/mind-blowing thing happened? Well, here's your chance to win a $200 dining card just for sharing it with the restaurant. Jot down that memorable moment in 200 words or less and send it to by February 28 and you could have another great tale to tell, courtesy of your friends at Ray's.  

The winner will be announced on March 1. No purchase necessary. Read complete details online and on Facebook. Follow along on Twitter (#myraysstory) and visit Pinterest for updates.

Take a Bite Out of the Big Easy with Marlow's Tavern "Bayou 'n Bourbon" Menu Plus More in this Week's Dish

Last minute Valentine's Day planners - you're in luck! With just two more days to make an impression on your loved one, be sure to check out our list of ATL restaurants with delicious V-Day specials. Ahead of the game on those dinner plans? Check out all the Mardi Gras fun and other events around the city, plus much more in this week's Dish

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fat Tuesday Fun at Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub


Celebrate Mardi Gras by enjoying Bourbon Street festivities right here in Brookhaven. Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub is loading up on beads, classic NOLA foods and adult beverages for Fat Tuesday fans on February 12. Specials such as red beans and rice, jambalaya, and gumbo with chicken, andouille sausage and tasso ham comfort Cajun cravings. Hurricane and Hand Grenade cocktails and shot specials put the whole krewe in a party attitude. More on Facebook.

Marlow’s Tavern is Ready to Let the Good Times Roll During “Bayou ‘n Bourbon”

Can’t travel to NOLA this week? No worries! Head to Marlow’s Tavern for the annual “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” menu! Get a bite of the Big Easy with delicious dishes like roast chicken and shrimp gumbo ($6.50); fiery crawfish fondue ($9); honey Jack chicken and andouille flatbread ($9.50); “Nawlins-style” po’ boy of shrimp and crawfish ($12.50); bayou burger spiked with andouille sausage, crawdaddies and cheddar cheese ($12); deconstructed jambalaya ($14); sweet Bourbon St. rib-eye blackened and blazed with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey ($26).

Ready for dessert? A honey bourbon bread pudding made with honey and vanilla crème brûlée, soaked ciabatta and a splash of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey ($7) closes the spirited meal. And you can’t forget the adult beverages… Marlow’s takes on New Orleans’ classic cocktails including “Pat’s” Marlow’s Hurricane ($8), Ramos Gin Fizz ($8.50), Cajun Cosmo ($9) with Absolut Mango and Pepper ($9) and Louisiana’s own Abita Restoration ($5.50), the ideal companion for spicy Cajun dishes. “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” pours it on through March 25!