October is always a tasty month (we're clearing our shelves to make room for stockpiles of post-Halloween sale candy as we speak), but this year we're extra excited for the doubleheader of Taste of Atlanta in Midtown and The Perfect Taste at Avalon in Alpharetta. Featuring more than 90 local restaurants, Taste of Atlanta celebrates its 13th year of bringing chefs and foodies together for a weekend of culinary exploration. Stroll through Tech Square and sample dishes from Article 14, 10th & Piedmont, The Pig & The Pearl and many more from October 24-26. On October 29, we're heading north to Alpharetta to explore the new Avalon project during The Perfect Taste. Look for tastes from Bantam + Biddy, Marlow's Tavern, Ted's Montana Grill and Whole Foods Market. All that and much more in this week's Dish!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
In case you haven’t heard, Gunshow is one of 12 restaurants to make Esquire’s list of Best New Restaurants 2014. The exciting news was announced at the magazine’s American Food and Drink Awards celebration on October 14 in NYC, where chefs Kevin Gillespie and Joey Ward cooked Georgia olive oil poached white shrimp with green apple, buttermilk crème fraiche, celery and wasabi; and open-pit pork ribs with Amish-style cream slaw for party-goers. Congrats, guys!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Interested in taking a coast-to-coast culinary tour of Spain? Leave the passport at home and make your way to the new Buckhead Atlanta development because Gypsy Kitchen is now open! With dinner service starting tonight, Gypsy Kitchen is sure to be the hottest new spot in Buckhead. Executive chef Randy Lewis' menu of shareable snacks, small plates and entrées embraces the Moorish, Basque, Galician, Moroccan and even Indian influences of Spanish cuisine. Meanwhile, Christopher Grossman has been named chef de cuisine at the upcoming Atlas restaurant at the St. Regis Atlanta. With a strong background in the Atlanta fine dining scene as well as experience at the renowned The French Laundry, we can't wait to see what he has cooking for the January 2015 opening. All that and more in this week's Dish!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
RA Sushi in Midtown is trading in their sizzling summer menu for one filled with fall favorites. Lobster ceviche ($12.75), lobster nigiri ($9.25) and grilled Salmon Kinoko with asparagus ($13.25) all have starring roles on the new menu along with plenty of new cocktails and other gems. Meanwhile, White Oak Pastures is hard at work looking after their pasture raised turkeys in preparation for the holiday season. Order yours online today and get ahead of the game before that Thanksgiving meal to-do list really fills up. All that and more in this week's Dish!
Friday, October 3, 2014
Want to explore the world and experience the finest cultural cuisine but don’t have the time or funds to do so? We feel your pain. Get your fix by visiting @cityfoodie on Instagram. This page is based out of NYC but features global food finds – many are submitted by followers around the world.
Take an evening stroll through the streets of Alpharetta during The Perfect Taste at Avalon and raise funds for Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger without even breaking a sweat. On Wednesday, October 29 from 6-9 p.m., enjoy delectable eats from Avalon restaurants, wine, beer, spirits and live entertainment as you explore the streets of the community. For dinner, Marlow's Tavern, Bantam + Biddy, Ted's Montana Grill and Whole Foods Market will be offering tasty cuisine. Tickets start at $125 per person.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Harvest for a Cure teams up the city's top chefs and wine collectors in a wine event benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Randy Lewis of Gypsy Kitchen, Stephen Sharp of Ink & Elm, Derek Dollar of Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails and Todd Richards of The Pig and The Pearl are just a few of the exceptional chefs who will collaborate with wine collectors to perfectly pair dishes with prized wines from personal wine cellars. Buy tickets online, $250 each. Donations welcomed.
Come sail away with Ray's on the River at their 30th Anniversary Party on Saturday, October 9 from 5-9 p.m. Don your complimentary captain’s hat while grooving to the tunes of Yacht Rock Revue on the shores of the Chattahoochee. $40 per person gets you live music, hors d'oeuvre, a complimentary drink ticket, access to a cash bar bearing fabulous drink specials and, of course, your captain's hat. Tickets won’t be sold at the door so go ahead and gets yours ahead of time online.
Twin Smokers BBQ and Aqua blue are Two of 40 Restaurants Putting the "Eat" in Atlanta Eats Live! at the Verizon Amphith"eat"re on October 5
Atlanta Eats Live! on October 5 with 40 of Atlanta’s top restaurants at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Food plus live cooking demos, rock star chefs and musical entertainment equals one delicious good time! Twin Smokers BBQ, the newest restaurant by Legacy Restaurant Partners, will be serving up some of its specialties and Aqua blue is plating a scrumptious assortment of sushi. Tickets to Atlanta Eats Live! are $45 per person and include dinner, demos, music and parking. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from this event benefits The Giving Kitchen.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
We all have them. And now, we can all indulge in them on the Cookie Cravings Pinterest board. Treat yourself to brown butter salted caramel cookies, holiday happy candy corn, white chocolate softbatch cookies and even gluten-free chocolate thumbprint cookies.
Bantam + Biddy Ansley is celebrating hitting the two-year mark with an anniversary party and fall festival with live music from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. This year’s fall festival features Garnish & Gather, Jb Farm Fresh Eggs, Nottingham Nectar and Batdorf & Bronson as the scrumptious suppliers.
Catch Dinner at The Pig & The Pearl and Chick-a-Biddy before Cirque du Soleil Amaluna, October 3 - November 30
Sink your teeth into delectable dishes before dropping your jaw at Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil’s newest presentation. The tent that houses this modern day circus is just a short stroll away from some of the yummiest spots in Atlanta. Show your Amaluna ticket at The Pig & The Pearl and enjoy a three-course dinner for $35. Some options on this spread include deviled eggs with eggplant caponata, smoked beef brisket and house-cut fries with Sri”ranch”a dressing. Don’t forget to make reservations through OpenTable. Choose plantain chips, a quarter wood-grilled piri piri chicken with two sides and any dessert at Chick-a-Biddy for $18 when you show your Amaluna ticket. Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna opens on Friday, October 3 and stretches through November 30.