Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome AltoRex to Facebook!

Facebook followers, take a look-see at the new Facebook page for AltoRex Rooftop Lounge. Show your love for refreshing cocktails and light, flavorful fare all on this rooftop oasis by becoming a fan.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sweet Stress Relief

If you’re like me, a chocolate chip cookie, or any other dessert for that matter, makes everything better. So we’ve compiled some of our favorite sugar rushes around town for those of you who are looking to de-stress by indulging in your sweet tooth:

- AltoRex Rooftop Lounge serves up AltoS’mores that meld grahams, chocolate and marshmallow meringue into gooey bites.
- Sharing dessert is so romantic at Aria, though you might not want to share Pastry Chef Kathryn King’s warm chocolate cheesecake with walnut crust and vanilla cream (pictured above).
- Beyond the famous margaritas, guac and fajitas at Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food awaits the dessert page with its creamy pumpkin flan –available for a limited time only, get it while you can!
- The ginger bread pudding with Meyer lemon curd at JCT. Kitchen & Bar is pure bliss and as sophisticated as desserts come.
- Tempura for dessert is really tempting…and possible if you visit RA Sushi, where cinnamon tempura ice cream is finished with a chocolate and raspberry glaze.
- Hot chocolate doesn’t always have to be confined to a mug. Morton’s legendary hot chocolate cake oozes molten chocolate and has been the restaurant’s number-one dessert for many years.
- The new macadamia nut blondies at Panera Bread bakery-cafes are a brilliant snack when you need an on-the-go sugar rush.
- Looking for a little sweet and a little salty? The ultimate union lies in Woodfire Grill’s banana fritters joined by milk chocolate mousse, banana Bavarian cream, salted caramel and candied bacon.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Wednesday and You Know What That Means

It's Wednesday and that means Top Chef comes on tonight! I swear I have a little extra zip in my step all day just knowing that at 10 p.m. Kevin and Eli will be on TV representing Atlanta. If you're on Twitter, follow my tweets at @melissal and tag your posts #atltopchef. There's always a lot of commentary and a little snark being tweeted!

And if you're a Kevin fan (aren't we all?) then you can see him live, in person, at the Morningside Farmers Market this Saturday at 9:30. The market is located next to Rosebud. Kevin will be doing a demo using okra from Cimino Farms.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

RA Sushi Hosts Bacardi Launch Party Today

There is always something going on at RA Sushi in Midtown, and today is no exception! The restaurant is hosting a Bacardi Launch party today, which means FREE Bacardi cocktails will be flowing from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

RA Sushi is located at 1080 Peachtree Street at 1010 Midtown; 404-267-0114.

Collector Adds Morton's Cookbook to Her Shelf

Neigher rain nor thunder nor flooding keeps a cookbook collector away from her passion and Ana Raquel is proof. The Atlantan, who estimates she has 5000 cookbooks, braved the floods last night to be first in line at Morton's The Steakhouse in Buckhead. Tylor Field, co-author of Morton's new cookbook, was more than happy to sign her book and snap a photo. She had to leave soon thereafter because, you guessed it, she had another cookbook signing to attend! The rest of us stayed and enjoyed some delicious food and drinks, all from recipes in the cookbook. A silent auction raised over $1,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Not bad for a (very) rainy night in Georgia!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marlow’s Tavern in Vinings Says Thank You

It’s Guest Appreciation Week at Marlow’s Tavern in Vinings through September 27, and each day brings a new special! Take the Tuesday Tavern Token Challenge and you could win a complimentary dinner! Wednesday night is Girls’ Night Out with $5 drink and appetizer specials for the ladies. Specially priced beer and wine pairing dinners are the big event on Thursday night. Friday, guests will be treated to free happy hour appetizers from 5–6 p.m. On Saturday, the SEC Game of the Week will be broadcast throughout Marlow’s. On Sunday, guests can enjoy a leisurely $14.99 brunch buffet and$15 bottomless mimosas. Don’t miss the deals!

Marlow’s Tavern - Vinings: 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10; 770-432-2526