Friday, July 18, 2008

Gimme Some Breeze! Breeze Kings, That Is!

Come on out to the Vinings location of South City Kitchen this Sunday, July 20 to hear some great music and eat some delish BBQ. June’s Blues, Brews & BBQ event was such a hit that Fifth Group is serving up extra helpings of the live blues outing. This Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. the Breeze Kings will add their own brand of soulful sauce to the night’s summer-in-the-South inspired BBQ, sides and dessert. Dress to be dripped on – while reaching for another spoonful of the family-style platters, you may collide with your tablemate diving into the three signature BBQ sauces! The cost for adults is $19.95 and the cost for children under 12 is $9.95. Reservations are recommended. 1675 Cumberland Parkway; 770-435-0700.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I Heart Allmenus.Com

Since I usually get pretty excited about food, it tracks that I get excited about food related websites. My new fav is This is the site to fuel up when you’re trying to fill those what-do-we-want-to-eat cravings. Giving you online access to almost 250,000 browse-able menus in 8,000 cities across the U.S. with a swoosh of the mouse, alleviates the “gas” pains that can accompany the restaurant search drive-around. Now it’s easier to find some place different to try and keep track of favorites. The new info-central site from the creators of and part of Dotmenu, Inc., keeps local menus, lists, reviews, restaurant and menu item photos close at hand. The customer service line is open from 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. to answer questions and provide assistance. Order online from more than 2,500 restaurants over the easy-to-use interface where there’s never a busy signal or an “oops” hang up. And that oh-so-good- but-where-did-I-order-that-last-month problem is no more. keeps an online record of your order history and favorite dishes – a super benefit for hungry families starved for time or business people wanting to get in a quick lunch order.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

tsp spices Flavors Pages of Time Magazine

The perfectly measured packets of tsp spices has piqued the interest of Time magazine. In the July 3 issue, writer Jeremy Camp notes "Spice Girls" Katie Luber and Sara Engram have scored a home chef hit with their practical one-teaspoonful packets of high quality, organic spices - and could change the spice world with their novel packaging idea.

Hating how spices go stale on the shelf before being used up, Luber and Engram decided to seal spices in plastic packets and fit 12 packets neatly in sleek tins to give every recipe a fresh chance at pure flavor. Soon, Whole Foods Markets will carry tsp spices in four-packet cartons. Read Time magazine's entire article on the "Spice Girls" here.

Get more spice enlightenment on their blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

VITA Stirs Up Peachtree Road With $5 Martinis All Day, Everyday

Chocolate Raspberry. Pixie Stix. Italian Wedding. Bellini Tini. Peppermint Martini. Could be gelato, but it’s not. These are some of the flavors of VITA’S $5 martinis. All day, everyday, each icy $5 martini is eye candy in a glass that tastes as good as it swizzles. Bring friends or make friends at VITA where many of the real New York Italian dishes can be ordered on platters to share! 2110 Peachtree Road and Bennett Street; 404-367-8482.

So.. Do You Blog Here Often?

For those of you out there who enjoy ranting and raving about your favorite Atlanta hot spots, best family recipes or funniest cooking calamity, Besha Rodell of Creative Loafing has graciously offered a new platform. In the coming weeks, the folks over at the Omnivore Atlanta blog will be inviting readers to be guest bloggers and share their experiences with the rest of us. Click here for more information. If you’re interested, email Besha at This should be fun; thanks Besha!!

Only a Few More Days to Dine at Food Studio

It's sad that Food Studio is going away on July 19, but the MLA girls managed to dry our tears, have a few cocktails, and celebrate the fact that it will soon become Atlanta's coolest new event space. From now through Saturday, you can get a special 3-course menu for $26.95. Last night I had cucumber soup, roast chicken with risotto, and strawberry-rhubarb pie. YUM. They have a nice wine flight for $14 too.

We'll miss you, Foodio! Thanks for the memories.

Nice Napkin!

JerseyNaps will give the guys in uniforms a run for the glory at tonight's MLB All-Star Game. So unique they’re patented, these high quality napkins from Wisconsin resemble team sports jerseys in their folded shape and print patterns. More than 100,000 custom All-Star Game JerseyNaps are being used at the “Official All-Star Gala” and “Pre-Game Celebration” during All-Star Week in New York. The custom napkins bear the hosting New York Yankees’ pinstripes on the outside and event logos on the inside, including the Official All-Star Game logo that commemorates the last year of the Yankee Stadium bridge. Sure to be voted All-American MVP, these green-friendly napkins are made in the USA from 100 percent recycled paper with fans in mind. Besides the obvious napkin uses, spirited JerseyNaps are ideal keepsakes, accept pen and Mr. Sharpie autographs, and the ink stays on the napkin (not your hands) when wrapped around a sweaty soda or beer.

MLB Team JerseyNaps will soon be available for purchase. Collegiate prints are already available to purchase online or at select drug stores, grocery stores and book stores such as Barnes & Noble. At $2.99 (MSRP) for a package of eight, they could be the best bargain in your game day plans!