Friday, June 20, 2008

Blues, Brews & BBQ Three-Day Festival will be Smokin' June 20-22 at South City Kitchen and Vinings

There's nothing like a good ole' fashion barbeque to start the summer off right, but it's too hot outside to do the cooking yourself! Let someone else do the job for ya! South City Kitchen Midtown and Vinings are happy to help you while also helping others!

Hot soulful sounds, saucy eats and frosty Sweetwater beer are the clues; forks and fingers are the tools for success at "Blues, Brews and BBQ," a three- day summer souls-tice at South City Kitchen Midtown and Vinings going on Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. Choose your 'cue of choice from the special menu (regular menu also available) then lick your fingers while live blues bands play each night--and toss back a Sweetwater beer or two while you're at it.

Tune menus for each location:
South City Kitchen Midtown
Friday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Chick Willis
Saturday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Electromatics
Sunday, June 22 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - Bill Sheffield

South City Kitchen Vinings
Friday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Electromatics
Saturday, June 21 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Chick Willis
Sunday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Breeze Kings

'Cue menu for both locations:Appetizers include watermelon and tomato salad with shaved red onion, aged goat cheese, extra virgin olive oil and a cider vinegar sorghum syrup reduction ($7.50); Georgia Gouda fritters with charred corn salad and barbecue aioli ($6.95); smoked pork shoulder with corn flour cake, green mango slaw and chipotle barbecue sauce ($7.95); and sautéed garlic shrimp with creamed corn and barbecued sweet onion ($9.75).

BBQ entrees satisfy with a 14-hour smoked beef brisket sandwich with pickled Vidalia onions, BBQ- mustard mayonnaise and a side of garlic mustard greens ($12); "Sweet Tea" smoke-roasted half chicken served with Yukon potatoes, baby spinach and lemon jus ($17.95); deep fried pork ribs with spicy crust in a cider-Creole mustard glaze with broccoli macaroni and cheese ($18.95); and BBQ mahi mahi with white cheddar grits, grilled corn and arugula salad and BBQ butter ($21).

10% of Sunday's sales will go to Camp Twin Lakes, a local non-profit organization offering recreational, therapeutic and educational programs for seriously ill children facing physical, emotional and life challenges, will receive 10 percent of Sunday's sales.

South City Kitchen has two locations: 1144 Crescent Avenue in Midtown (404-873-7358) and 1675 Cumberland Parkway in Vinings (770-435-0700). Reservations recommended. The Midtown location is open seven days a week and serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The Vinings location serves dinner nightly and Sunday brunch.

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