Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Terminus BBQ Pops Up at Peachtree Road Farmers Market June 29

Satisfy your midweek veggie fix at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market and grab some mouthwatering pork barbecue amid the cukes, beans and tomatoes. Terminus City, the smokin’ good barbecue arm of chef Kevin Gillespie’s Red Beard Restaurants family (GunshowRevival), pops up for dinner at the Wednesday, June 29 market at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Addicting pork barbecue sandwiches, $6 each, stave off suppertime hunger pangs so you can shop the market without listening to a growling stomach. Beers from Three Taverns Brewery will be available to wash down the ‘cue. Think forward toward Thursday’s dinner and purchase barbecue to go, priced at $16 a pound. Awesome solo, sauced on a bun or scooped on a salad. Sooey! Wednesday night market hours are 4:30-8 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Appetizing Aperture:HOBNOB's Sampler Platter

Reach for chicken tenders, fish and chips, warm pretzels with beer cheese dip, fried green tomatoes, Southern spring rolls and a sampler of house-made sauces. Meant for sharing, the Sampler Platter ($29.95) at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern satisfies Midtown’s “In” crowd…those in a group looking for an easy way to order a crowd-pleasing platter for the table and those indecisive guests eager to try some of HOBNOB’s popular appetizers…but agonizing over which ones to order. Are you in? Drop in and order a platter today.

Chris Hadermann of Southern Proper Hospitality Named “Man of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Chris Hadermann of Southern Proper Hospitality was named Atlanta’s “Man of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at a gala at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on June 11. Hadermann, a founding partner of the Atlanta-based restaurant group, raised $191,595 during the LLS Man & Woman of the Year fundraising competition. Monies raised in the competition go toward the LLS mission of eradicating leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening blood cancers. Hadermann competed in honor of his grandfather, who lost his life to leukemia, as well as local blood cancer survivors Emory and Norah, LLS’s Boy & Girl of the Year. Southern Proper Hospitality restaurants pitched in to Hadermann’s fundraising efforts in a number of creative ways. Gypsy KitchenThe Southern GentlemanSmokebelly BBQThe Big KetchThe Blind Pig Parlour Bar and Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails staged special cocktail promotions, donating $1 to LLS for every drink sold -- matched dollar for dollar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Other efforts included a Great Gatsby-themed dinner and party at The Blind Pig; a garden dinner hosted by Milton’s; a golf tournament at the Polo Golf & Country Club; and a “Sip & Savor” fundraiser at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Hadermann also raised funds via his Facebook page and his personal MWOY page. He is now competing for LLS Man of the Year, which the winner will be announced in July.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Picnic Basket Alert: Bellina Alimentari Salumeria Sells Antipasti, Salads and Local Meats and Cheeses by the Pound

Let Bellina Alimentari pound out your plans for outdoor concert supping, a romantic picnic in the park or an authentic Italian aperitivo on your patio. The salumeria section of The Market in this Ponce City Market Italian mainstay houses a huge selection of local meats and cheeses in addition to a mouthwatering variety of house-made salads and antipasti. Cheese offerings include Pecorino Toscano, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan Reggiano, Fontina, Taleggio, Decimal Place Farm goat feta, Rivertown sheep milk cheese and Garretts Ferry crotin-style cheeses from Many Fold Farm plus Sweet Grass Dairy Asher Blue and Thomasville tomme ($10-$24 per pound). Build a charcuterie platter from Buckhead Beef prosciutto di Parma; Spotted Trotter sweet hot Italian sausage, finocchiona and nduja; rolled pancetta Americana; cured and sliced Blackberry Farms guanciale, bresaola; coppa; pepperoni; and tuna confit ($11-$32 per pound). No Italian spread is complete without antipasti or salads. Pick up house-made bean, farro, peach or quinoa salads, pasta misto insalata or arrange an antipasti of olives, artichokes, giardiniera, agrodolce onions or roasted peppers ($10-$13). Add some fresh bread and you’re all set. Shop Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m.–8 p.m. Call 404-330-9933 for more information.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Kevin Gillespie Teaches “Pure Pork Awesomeness” at Salud! in Whole Foods Avalon June 27

Celebrated chef Kevin Gillespie of GunshowRevival,Communion and Terminus City trots over to Whole Foods Market - Avalon in Alpharetta on Monday, June 27, for an evening of “Pure Pork Awesomeness.” The red-bearded Atlanta native will share his fiery passion for pork at a 7-9 p.m. class and book signing at Salud! Cooking School. Learn how to select, prepare and fork into pork in new recipes. Keep that fork handy to sample the “Pure Pork Awesomeness” class tasting menu: curried pork samosas, Korean barbecued bulgogi, grilled pork tenderloin with Spanish-style garlic shrimp and banoffee trifle with candied bacon. Tickets to the exclusive evening are priced at $75 each and include one signed copy of Gillespie’s cookbook. Register here and now.

“Burgers & Brews” Stars, Grilling Contest Wins Stripes (and a Big Green Egg) at Marlow’s Tavern

Salute summer at Marlow’s Tavern’s “Burgers & Brews” celebration, going on through August 1. Chomp into Marlow’s signature gourmet burgers, chill over craft beers and vie to win a coveted Big Green Egg (BGE) or Marlow’s gift cards.

Grill thrill seekers, share that recipe (the one friends rave about) in the seventh annual Marlow’s Tavern Grilling Recipe Contest for a chance to win a BGE, a $200 Marlow’s Tavern gift card or a $100 gift card. Can’t win if you don’t try; submit at 
www.marlowstavern.com through July 31. No purchase necessary; one entry per person or email address. Marlow’s Tavern co-founder and executive chef John C. Metz will judge all recipes and announce winners on September 10 with a taste-testing party at the Dunwoody location.

Contemplate your recipe while relishing signature gourmet, all-natural and perfectly seasoned burgers on Marlow’s “Burgers & Brews” menu. Suggestions include the Classic Burger Dip, piling on thinly sliced prime rib, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, romaine lettuce and a Roma tomato or the bruiser of a Black & Blue Burger sporting creamy Gorgonzola and Applewood-smoked bacon. Bypassing beef? Opt for the Naked Chicken Burger of all-natural Joyce Farms ground chicken, mozzarella, provolone, baby arugula, Roma tomato and red onion. Look for rotating burger du jour specials such as the “Chicken Fried” Steak Burger, the Colorado Lamb Burger or the wagyu beef Royale with Cheese Burger. Other specials include Beer & Cheese Soup; Red Devils house-made deviled eggs with spicy horseradish, fresh herbs, Dijonnaise and toasty Parmesan; and Loaded Burbank (potato) “Skins.” Celebratory craft beers abound to buddy up with burgers: Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA, Sierra Nevada Otra Vez, Eventide Kölsch Ale, Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer, Red Hare Radler SPF and Westbrook One Claw Rye.

While at Marlow’s, prep to enter the Big Burger Bite Contest by snapping a picture of yourself biting into a Marlow’s burger then posting it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MarlowsBurgerBite. A $100 gift card awaits the media-savvy winner so snap to it.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

Mixing It Up -- Seed, Drift and Stem Wine Bar Co-Host Haus Alpenz Cocktail Dinner June 27

Go rogue. Do something different. Instead of wine or beer dinner pairings, try cocktails and cuisine. Seed Kitchen & Bar and Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar are doing just that, coming together at Stem Wine Bar to host a five-course dinner showcasing Haus Alpenz spirits on Monday, June 27. Doug Turbush, owner/chef of the restaurant trio, and beverage managers/mixologists David Peek (Seed) and Jose Pereiro (Drift) turn out an incredible menu. Think Arctic char sashimi paired with a cocktail of Cocchi Americano, house-made ginger-lemon syrup and lemon juice and pineapple soy-glazed pork belly with a mix of Smith & Cross rum, Kronan Swedish Punsch, Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, orgeat and lime. Pouring out some high-proof knowledge at the dinner are special guests Nicole Ciani, Southeast sales director of Haus Alpenz, and Tristan Andersen of Quality Wine & Spirits. Space is limited for the 6:30-9:30 p.m. event. Guests must buy tickets in advance, $99 per person (includes tax and gratuity).

Thursday, June 23, 2016

#Foodgram: Zoodles!

Take Inspiralized for a spin and add healthy new twists to the menu, such as zucchini noodles with creamy avocado-lime-cilantro dressing. For more action, turn, turn, turn to #EverydayInspiralized cooking video series.

Milton’s Whole Hog Hootenanny Raises BBQ Ruckus June 26

Call Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails Crabapple’s hootenanny headquarters on Sunday, June 26. More than a pig roast, Milton’s Whole Hog Hootenanny tickles taste buds with barbecued ribs, smoked chicken and pulled pork aplenty. Even though temptation begs you to mound the plate with pulled pork, ribs, smoked chicken, sides, sweet treats and the likes, you can always come back for more at this all-you-can-eat affair. Slake bone-sucking thirsts with beverages from the cash bar. Games and live music inspire toe tapping, hand clapping and even some jigs outside on Milton’s lovely patio and front lawn. Buy tickets online, $35 per person plus service fee. Keep hooting and hollering because Whole Hog Hootenanny returns July 31, August 28 and September 25. Finger lickin’ fun? You betcha BBQ!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Slather on the Sunscreen for The Big Ketch Canton Street Southern Ketch Soirée June 25

Take time to coast this Saturday, June 25, and dive into backyard fun and games on the front lawn at The Big Ketch Canton Street’s Southern Ketch Soirée from 2-4 p.m. Feast on oysters and chef Derek Dollar’s low country seafood boil brimming with shrimp, crawfish, andouille sausage, corn and potatoes. Purchase Tiki cocktails or $5 mojitos and margaritas for icy-cold refreshment. Lawn games? Check. Live music? Check. Low country seafood boil tickets? Catch them right here, $39.95 (plus $3.19 service fee).