Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Get Your Grill On with Ray’s at Killer Creek Big Green Egg Demo Mar. 25

All around Atlanta, Big Green Eggs are kicking off their covers and emerging from winter hibernation in preparation for their high season. Add new BGE tricks to your repertoire by attending Ray’s at Killer Creek’s Big Green Egg lunchtime grilling demonstration on Saturday, Mar. 25 from 1-3 p.m. Chargrilled artichokes with roasted garlic and herb aioli; Springer Mountain Farms chicken and dumplings slow-cooked in a Dutch oven; pepper-crusted short rib with fingerling potato salad and mortar and pestle salsa verde; and a baked caramel apple with fresh whipped cream are coming off the grill courtesy of executive chef Mike Fuller. Cost is $39 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes demo, tasting menu, iced tea, soda or coffee and a choice of a bloody mary, mimosa or 16-ounce draft beer. Reservations required with credit card to hold; call 770-649-0064. Heads up -- Fuller is hosting another BGE session at the Alpharetta restaurant on April 22.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

95 Years and Going Strong – Join in Atkins Park Va-Hi Anniversary Celebration Mar. 22

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland has been around since ’22 (makes them 95 to me and you). Numbering five years shy of a century and being Atlanta’s longest continuously operating tavern are worthy reasons for the neighborhood mainstay to celebrate on Wednesday, Mar. 22. Join the anniversary celebration for open bar and complimentary food from 6-7 p.m. Perhaps one of the limited commemorative t-shirts will find its way home with you.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Melissa Libby & Associates is Searching for Summer 2017 Interns!

Are you a student who is passionate about food/wine culture and public relations? We want to meet you! Melissa Libby & Associates is currently seeking interns for the summer 2017 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, great writing skills and a strong work ethic are important traits for this internship.

Internships require 15-22 office hours per week from June to August. Schedules are fairly flexible, although Monday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. are required for our weekly team meeting. Local candidates only! The ideal candidate will also receive school credit for his or her experience with MLA. Interns will be paid a $500 stipend at the completion of the program. To find out more about Melissa Libby & Associates, please visit our website and our Facebook page. If you are interested, please send your resume, cover letter, writing samples and schedule availability to brandon@melissalibbypr.comWe're looking forward to hearing from you!

What’s New on Pinterest: Peanutty Perfection

Put down the spoon and the PB jar. Mar. 15 is National Peanut Lover’s Day, and we have visions of Peanutty Perfection vying for your attention. Raw super sprouts pad Thai with spicy peanut sauce, kale and sweet potato brown rice bowls with savory peanut sauce and protein PB shake ride the really good-for-you route. PB cheesecake cookie bars, “Better-Than-Anything” PB cake and PB chocolate mousse parfait toss diets to the wind -- so worth it. Easy four-ingredient perfect PB cookies for you, PB and pumpkin dog balls for Rover. Come on over.

#Foodgram: WanderEatRepeat

When wanderlust leads you to lust after a world of amazing dishes, embark on WanderEatRepeat with Danielle Walsh, senior editor at Afar. Photo clicks land on recipes and San Fran restaurants must-eats.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Meet on the Corner of Spring & Vine for Four Courses and South African Wines at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails Wine Dinner Mar. 23

Wines from South Africa’s award-winning Bellingham and Boschendal wineries splash into glasses at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ fourth annual Spring & Vine Wine Dinner set for Thursday, Mar. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome springtime over a four-course dinner from executive chef Derek Dollar highlighting vibrant seasonal flavors expertly paired with unique selections including sparkling wine, lightly oaked chenin blanc, a fun take on pinotage (the signature varietal of South Africa), and a South African Rhône-style blend.  Wine expert Alister Glen, who hails from Cape Town but now calls Atlanta home, hosts and answers “wine geek” questions about South Africa’s exceptional wines. Buy tickets online; $90 per person plus tax (includes gratuity).

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ormsby’s Chef Nick Anderson Sticks to His Buns for Little Trouble Bunday Mar. 20

Bunday, Bunday, so good to be at Little Trouble for Monday Bunday on Mar. 20. Nick Anderson of neighboring Ormsby’s masters the bun-filling challenge as visiting chef at the weekly bun-derful evening. How many delicious buns can you hold? Find out from 8 p.m. until midnight. Drink specials abound to wash them down.

Appetizing Aperture

Love sushi. Love pizza. The Asian Caucasian solves the dilemma without the challenge of rolling sushi or stretching pizza dough. Asian cooking? Oooh, that’s so challenging for newbies, right? Not so when following the Asian Caucasian blog, a culinary journey where east meets west. This adorable sushi pizza recipe starts with a rice cooker and easy-to-find sushi-grade salmon or tuna. Aah, so simple, healthy and delish!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Marlow’s Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads Vie for “Chompionship” in Atlanta Eats Elite Eats 2017

There’s more than one set of brackets being filled in this town – the one for hoops and Atlanta Eat’s Elite Eats 2017 for top scoops, i.e., 64 of the most mouthwatering dishes in Atlanta. The Smoked Trout Dip at Marlow’s Tavern holds an Elite Eats bracket spot in the “Bar Bites” division. Chicken nachos from Tin Lizzy’s Cantina line up in the “Around the World” division. Asian BBQ chicken pizza from Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads slices into the “Insane Italian” division. Winners from each of these divisions will eventually face off with the winner of the fourth division, “The South Rules.” As with the basketball brackets we so painstakingly fill, restaurants progress through similar rounds until there is only one dish left as “Chompion.” Vote for your favorites in each division here; number of votes determines advancement. First round of voting closes at 4 p.m. on Mar. 19, and the winners will be announced the next day. The process continues with round voting closing Mar. 26, 28 and 30 then April 1 and 3 until the “Chompion” is announced April 4. During each round, one person will win dinner for two at one of the spots they vote for.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tin Lizzy’s New Beverage Menu Tickles Spring Senses with Tequilas, ‘Ritas, Craft Cocktails and “Mix Your Six” Craft Beer Coolers

Springtime signals Cinco de Mayo is almost here. But why put off until tomorrow what you can “drinko” today from the new beverage menu at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina? Look for a cool option to mix your own craft cooler of any six brews for $25. Original margaritas -- Maestro, Texas, TLC, Grand Patron and 100 Proof -- are always crowd pleasers, priced by the glass or pitcher. Share some silver by ordering The Giving Goza margarita of Goza Silver, Agavero Orange liqueur and sour mix that portions off a bit of the proceeds to a local charity ($6.75/$26). Tin Lizzy’s expands the “Thin Lizzies” list with hugely flavorful hits such as the Old Fashionable with its hand-selected barrel-aged Avion Reposado, crushed orange and agave nectar; the Tanteo Jalapeño tequila-spiked Hot and Skinny; a Detox Margarita clarifier of Dulce Vida Grapefruit tequila, muddled lemons, limes and agave; The Ginny, dolling up Hendrick’s gin with muddled lemons, basil, agave and soda water, and more. Let mixologists craft cocktails to please your springtime cravings, whether for a coconut-ty Beach Bum, Ginger Margarita, Chipotle Pineapple, Thai Basil, Chile Mule, T el Tea or Smokey Mule. Spring has sprung. May your only ice-filled days involve cocktail and craft coolers at your nearby Tin Lizzy’s Cantina.