Friday, December 31, 2010

It's Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep of the Week @angiemosier

Angie Mosier has way more than one bun in the oven.  For the past 20 years, Mosier has been baking cakes with many being featured in Food & Wine, Veranda, Town & Country and Elegant Bride magazines plus books on entertaining.  That led to her becoming a food stylist. 

Now she's traveling the nation, gathering photos and recipes to fill "Truck Food Nation," a book in the works by John T. Edge.  She's the current board president of the Southern Foodways Alliance and a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.  And she still has time to Tweet and blog

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Setting Delicious Goals for 2011

We don't know who said it, but we do know that too often it's true:  a New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  That's why we're impressed with the thoughtful and attainable resolutions set by some of our favorite Atlanta chefs and foodies.  Here's to your success!
  • Gena Knox, author of "Southern My Way," has an organizational goal that may even be on your list (it's on ours)!  "One major resolution is to get organized at work and home.  Cleaning out my emails, closets and getting my kitchen organized will reduce my stress tremendously!  I also want to try a new recipe (that is not mine) twice a week -- exploring new flavors and cuisines I don't normally prepare at home."
  • Claude Guillaume, general manager of Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Phipps Plaza, pledges "to run a half marathon by March 31, 2011."
  • Kevin Gillespie, executive chef/partner of Woodfire Grill and "Top Chef" fame, has plans "to finally open Terminus City, my barbecue restaurant."  We're tying on our bibs and licking our fingers in anticipation!
  • Gerry Klaskala, Aria owner and executive chef, aims to get fit.  "I need to get back down to six-pack abs."
  • Jenny Levison of Souper Jenny keeps a finger in every pot and refuses to be tied to one resolution, vowing "to stretch as far outside the box as possible!"

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It's Not Too Late to Make New Year's Eve Plans

You may be thinking you've missed the boat on making plans to ring in 2011, but there are still plenty of options to pick from. Check out last week's New Year's Eve post with all the info on what's going on this Friday. You've got plenty of time (two full days!) to plan your celebration, so get going!

This just in....Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland has finalized its chef's specials for New Year's Eve. Menu items include:

• Oysters: raw, with a champagne mignonette; crispy, with a spicy three-pepper remoulade; and baked, with house-smoked bacon and Parmesan

• Charcuterie: potted chicken livers, grass-fed beef tartare and quail egg and foie gras bonbon with vanilla apple cider gelee served with micro radish salad and toasts

• Caramelized bay scallops and chanterelles over creamy Parmesan polenta

• 20 oz. bone-in grass-fed rib-eye, seared on the Big Green Egg @ 700° and served with creamy potatoes and a Cabernet reduction

• Doughnuts: cinnamon holes filled with espresso cream, banana rum and chocolate orange

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Say It Ain't So, I Don't Want Lobster & Libations To Go!

Now that your wife's third cousin from Pawtucket that only visits every four years like it's the winter Olympics is gone, you can treat yourself to a hearty meal and much-deserved drink. You have through New Year's Eve 2010 to claw your way through the luxurious "Lobsters & Libations" menu ($6-$25) at all seven Marlow's Tavern locations. Depending on when you're reading this, that's just one, two, three or four more days and nights to satisfy your cravings for lobster and Marlow's special libation selections. Come the first of January this special menu will be gone like 2010, so don't start 2011 with any food regrets!

Marlow's Tavern: Alpharetta at 3719 Old Alabama Road, 770-475-1800; Kennesaw at 745 Chastain Road, NW, 770-425-8777; Midtown at 950 West Peachtree Street, 404-815-0323; Vinings at 2355 Cumberland Parkway, 770-432-2526; Northlake at 4156 LaVista Road, 678-987-1197; Duluth at 1950 Satellite Boulevard, 770-622-2033; and East Cobb at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208, 770-977-7747.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Reward Yourself and Your Friends at RA Sushi

On Tuesdays, RA Sushi is giving you "Friends With Benefits" minus the awkward morning after. Bring a friend to the Midtown restaurant for lunch between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and get one lunch for FREE! This offer is only valid on RA's lunch specials, and the complimentary lunch must be of equal or lesser value. All you have to do is let your server know that you want the "Friends With Benefits" special when you dine.

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