Saturday, November 27, 2010

Meet our Tweep of the Week @cpkimball

Christopher Kimball is the founder of America's Test Kitchen, a real 2,500-square-foot test kitchen close to Boston.  Kimball himself has a farm in Vermont.  Click in and keep up with both worlds... from kissing cows to testing unsweetened chocolate for those holiday recipes.  Twitter (@cpkimball) has quick quips and links; blog goes in-depth with links to Cook's Country TV, Cook's Illustrated and more.  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving To All!

Photo from White Oak Pastures
Whether you're over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house or hitting your favorite local restaurant for your feast this year, we here at Melissa Libby & Associates wish you a bright and happy holiday tomorrow!  If you're still deciding where to have your turkey this year, we have lots of great suggestions for you.  We'll see you back here on Atlanta Dish very soon!

Forget the Turkey Leftovers, Give Me Some Wine!

Learn some smooth liquid ways to end the dinner party on a sweet and mellow note at the port and dessert wine tasting on November 28 at Toulouse in Buckhead. As always, the monthly Sunday night tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes a flight of wines and palate cleansing passed hors d'oeuvre. These fortified wines and the humorously informative Toulouse Wine Guy will send you into the cold night warm with good cheer! $30 per person. Call 404-351-9533 for reservations.

Toulouse: 2293 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite B; 404-351-9533.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Break from Black Friday Shopping at Davio's and Ormsby's

Black Friday shopping can wear down even the most die-hard shoppers. Luckily, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse and Ormsby's are providing the nourishment needed to bargain hunt with the best (and shelter from the shopping storm for the men while their ladies fight the masses).

If you're heading to Phipps Plaza to do your shopping on November 26, just duck into Davio's to refuel. The Buckhead restaurant is open all day on Black Friday and is conveniently located in the mall. Chef Bennett Hollberg's yummy menu will provide the energy you need to take on the crowds and includes everything from appetizers, salads, homemade pastas and pizzas to the finest cuts of beef, fresh fish, savory sides and classic Italian fare. The restaurant serves lunch on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. to midnight and a bountiful bar menu all day long. Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse: Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, NE; 404-844-4810.

Ormsby's is offering a Black Friday Beer Lunch all day on November 26 for only $18 per person. The price includes a flight of three black beers (five-ounce pours) -- Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA, Dogfish Head Chicory Stout and Smuttynose Robust Porter -- and a hearty tasting plate with potted chicken liver and toasts, Flat Creek Lodge natural rind cheddar, duck leg confit gnocchi and caramelized grapefruit tart. Ormsby's also has lots of other entertaining pursuits beyond food and drink -- backgammon, bocce, darts, pool, shuffleboard and sports-viewing screens. Ormsby's: 1170 Howell Mill Road, NW; 404-968-2033.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Santa Stops By Ray's at Killer Creek

Don’t miss your chance to meet the jolly man in the red suit this holiday season. Santa will be visiting Ray’s at Killer Creek for Sunday brunch on November 28 and December 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. So, head up to Alpharetta to indulge in Executive Chef Tracey Bloom’s new à la carte brunch menu and tell Santa what’s on your wish list this year! Sunday brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss out; call 770-649-0064 for reservations.

Ray’s at Killer Creek: 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta; 770-649-0064.