Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back to School Meals from Whole Foods Market, The Atlantan's To Live and Dine and More in This Week's Dish!


After a long summer break that no kid will ever deem long enough, it's time to hop back on the bus and hit the books yet again. Give them something to look forward to with the fast and nutritious recipes cooked up by the Whole Foods Market team. From simple sunrise smoothies to whole grain toaster waffles, your little scholars will be ready to learn after filling up on these brainy bites. Once the kids are out the door, ring up the babysitter and start making plans for The Atlantan's To Live and Dine, a luxury cuisine and cocktail event on Monday, August 4. Hometown heroes Umi, Smokebelly and The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill will all be dishing out samples. Since the event helps support the Atlanta Community Food Bank, it's a win/win for food lovers and the city of Atlanta. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Makan Brings Asian Noodle Shop and Street Stall Foods to Downtown Decatur


Makan 
in downtown Decatur recently opened its doors and now Atlantans can stick their fork in cuisine inspired by Asian street food and traditional Asian comfort food created by co-owner and executive chef George Yu. Experience the flavors of Taiwanese beef noodle soup, house made dumplings, Korean barbecue, whole roasted ducks and kimchi made in house from local veggies for lunch or dinner. To further the experience, look out for a Banchan cart with rotating small plate selections and a full beverage menu. Makan is located inside the Courtyard Marriott Decatur Downtown and is open seven days a week. Reservations accepted; walk-ins welcome. Follow on Facebook.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Anniversary Week Flies into Chick-a-Biddy July 28-August 3



Chick-a-Biddy is celebrating their one year and has special dishes and deals in honor of the anniversary week, July 28-August 3. On Monday, July 28, enjoy a free pimento cheese appetizer with any purchase (one per table). Receive a free gift of a $5 coupon for your next visit with any entrée purchase on Tuesday, July 29. Chow down on half-price wings all day on Wednesday, July 30. On Thursday, July 31, each guest receives a complimentary regular or gluten-free cookie. Atlantic Summers cocktails are only $5 each, and a DJ spins your favorite tunes on Friday, August 1. A DJ provides the tunes as you make a Chick-a-Piggy of yourself by filling up on $5 whole hog chopped barbecue sandwiches from noon until they’re gone and quaff down SweetWater 420 for $2 on Saturday, August 2. Birthday cake comes out during Sunday brunch on August 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and surely the DJ will toss "Happy Birthday" onto the playlist!

Paint the Town at Old Vinings Inn Art Show Featuring Victoria Disalvo



On July 26, Old Vinings Inn lets the creativity in as the works of artist Victoria Disalvo are featured from 6-8 p.m. Guests can enjoy light appetizers and a specialty cocktail while viewing Disalvo’s paintings. Disalvo won her first blue ribbon in an art show when she was just five years old and went on to show and sell her work in Atlanta, Memphis and other destinations in the mid-South.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Willy's Mexicana Grill Southwest Chicken Salad


Stick your fork into a Southwest chicken salad at Willy’s Mexicana Grill. Grilled chicken, black beans, pico de gallo, corn salsa, jack cheese, homemade guacamole and tortilla strips all sit atop romaine and iceberg lettuce to create the perfect meal ($7.75). Find your closest Willy’s location online; their newest location just opened in The Village on North Druid Hills.

Party ‘til After the Fireflies Come Home at Milton’s BBQ & Blues on July 27


Don’t let a good Sunday go to waste. On July 27 at 5 p.m., cruise over to Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails for their BBQ & Blues Sundays. Spend an evening in historic Crabapple for cornhole, craft brews and cocktails, chicken, ribs and Southern sides by chef Derek Dollar. There’s only two more gatherings left on August 24 and September 28, so catch them while you can! Please call to reserve your seat: 770-817-0161.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#foodgram: @girleatworld



#foodgram: Melissa, the Singapore-based photographer who runs @girleatworld, has one mission: stuff her face around the world. Based off of her food pictures, eating Belgian waffles in Brussels, coconut ice cream in Thailand or even a Scotch egg in London has never looked better. Read how she does it on her blog, http://www.girleatworld.net

Pour it on for National Tequila Day at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina July 24


Yes, National Tequila Day is an actual thing and Tin Lizzy’s Cantina is celebrating with specials you can’t pass up. Whether you take it as a shot or as a margarita floater, on July 24 head to your nearest location and commemorate the day with one-ounce pours of 1800 Tequila for $2. Sip on house margaritas for $4 or try the Beach House made with 1800’s new coconut-infused tequila, orange liqueur and sour mix. Pour it on!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rare Orphan Barrel Whiskeys Call Ink & Elm Home for July 23 Dinner



Join master of whiskey Kevin Mulcahy at Ink & Elm in Emory Village as he leads guests through a trio of rare whiskeys paired with a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Stephen Sharp. The evening begins on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. with a specialty cocktail, then progresses through an aged flight of whiskeys coming out of Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.: Barterhouse, 20 years; Old Blowhard, 26 years; and Rhetoric, 20 years. Purchase your tickets today!

Umi Ranks #1 in Jezebel Magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants 2014




When Umi unites classic and modern Japanese flavors, they do more than just please taste buds – they receive accolades. According to Jezebel magazine, partner/chef Fuyuhiko Ito runs the “most happening resto in A-Town.” The Buckhead restaurant ranked number one in the luxury magazine’s “100 Best Restaurants 2014." The recognition kept coming as they claimed "Best Sushi" and "Best Celeb" sightings.

Milton's BBQ & Blues, Chick-a-Biddy Anniversary Week and More in This Week's Dish!


The sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival may be over, but our summer foodie schedules show no sign of slowing down any time soon. Up next on our calendars? Making our way to historic Crabapple for BBQ & Blues Sundays at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. Live music, craft brews and more barbecue than you can shake a rib at - what's not to love? Once we've had our fill, we're heading back to the big city to celebrate Chick-a-Biddy's first anniversary at Atlantic Station. With a week's worth of special deals and events, multiple visits are a must. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Killer Time at Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest


The rain didn’t stop this year’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival from being a smash hit! On Sunday, July 20, chefs and mixologists brought their best dishes and drinks and stole the hearts (and votes) of judges and fans. Judges Choice went to Ted Lahey of Osteria Mattone for Best Dish while Joey Ward of Gunshow took home the Fan Favorite award. Eduardo Guzman of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist swept the Judges Choice for Best Cocktail while Stuart White, Vince Lendi and Zach Capito of Miller Union won Fan Favorite for Best Cocktail. See you all next year!