Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Remember, Father’s Day is June 19, and Marlow's Tavern is the perfect place to take dads for lunch or dinner. For dads who think they are a true master of the grill, the second annual Marlow's Tavern Grilling Recipe Contest runs simultaneously with the "Red, White and Brew" menu offerings. Enter your favorite grilling recipes for a chance to win incredible prizes like a Big Green Egg, and the winning recipe will be featured on the Marlow's Tavern fall/winter menu. More info will be available soon on the Marlow's Tavern website.
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 (across from the movie theatre and next to Kohl's department store); 770-977-7747.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
There's something about that pretty purple bag that makes Crown Royal extra special. Well, that and the taste!
Leave it to Atkins Park Smyrna to come up with a Crown Royal Dinner. On Tuesday, June 14, "A Royal Affair" begins at 7 p.m. with a reception and Crown Royal Coke floats. Yes, you read that right. That's reason enough to attend! But consider the rest: Crown Royal pairings accompany three courses and dessert. Find Crown Reserve paired with seared scallops, watermelon radish salad, mixed greens, lime vinaigrette and a whiskey-honey reduction; Crown Black paired with ancho-rubbed lamb chops, currants, onions and apple demi-glaze; Cask 16 paired with anise- and honey-glazed pork belly with raspberry puree, farro grain, micro mustard greens and Jerusalem artichoke; and Crown XR paired with white chocolate bread pudding. $48 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Call 770-435-1887 for reservations.
See you there, right?
The Original El Taco: 1186 North Highland Avenue, NE; 404-873-4656.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
For all the lobster lovers out there, Aqua Blue will be kicking off their month-long lobster inspired event today! Tailapalooza will feature a special menu dedicated to delicious lobster dishes you can’t wait to get your claws on! For one month the Roswell restaurant will serve à la carte specialties of roast lobster bisque ($6), Maine lobster roll ($10), butter-poached lobster salad ($15) and house-made lobster mac ‘n cheese ($8). Lobster lovers can also order the lobster tail combos served with house-made lobster mac ‘n cheese, lemon-garlic butter, summer vegetable sauté and lobster knuckle sauce. The lobster combos include one 6 oz. lobster tail ($26), the Maine surf & turf combo, which includes one 6 oz. lobster tail with grilled filet mignon ($36) and the two tail combo, featuring two 6 oz. lobster tails ($39). Tailapalooza will also be featuring wine specials including Benziger, Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay, Carneros 2008 ($8.50/$32) and Folie à Deux "Ménage à Trois," California 2009 ($8/$32). The limited-time menu is available through Sunday, July 3.
Dad can sink his teeth into the three-course Father's Day brunch menu offered at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar on June 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The special menu is priced at $32.95 for adults (plus tax and gratuity) and a children's menu will also be available. Dads who mark the day at Fleming's will receive a $25 gift card! Reservations are strongly recommended. (4501 Olde Perimeter Way in Perimeter Place Village; 770-698-8112)
La Tavola Trattoria is celebrating Father's Day with an à la carte brunch menu filled with classic Italian offerings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The regular dinner menu will be served from 5 - 10 p.m. Call 404-873-5430 for reservations. (992 Virginia Avenue, NE)
Patriarchs of the grill will drool over steaks and grilling go-withs from New York Butcher Shoppe. Grill Master packages gather meats, sides -- and even woodchips and lump hardwood charcoal for an extra few bucks. The Americana packs up four burgers, hot dogs or NYBS bratwursts, buns and a choice of two sides for $19.99. BBQ-ers pine for the Pork Butt package that includes an eight-pound bone-in pork butt, one John Henry Rub and BBQ sauce of your choice ($29.99) or the Beef Brisket package with NYBS house brisket seasoning and BBQ sauce of your choice ($44.99). NYBS stocks family sides, wines and desserts to complete the feast. (Three locations in Alpharetta, Buckhead and Dunwoody.)
Ray's Restaurants invites you to take Dad to the river, creek or city for fabulous Father's Day brunch buffets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ray's on the River is offering a Father's Day brunch buffet priced at $34.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 5 to 10. (6700 Powers Ferry Road; 770-955-1187) The Ray's at Killer Creek brunch buffet is priced at $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 5 to 10. (1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta; 770-649-0064) And downtown, Ray's in the City is offering a brunch buffet priced at $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 5 to 10. (240 Peachtree Street, NW; 404-524-9224)
Both locations of South City Kitchen are celebrating Father's Day with a brunch menu full of Southern favorites. South City Kitchen Midtown is offering an à la carte brunch menu from 1 - 3 p.m., and South City Kitchen Vinings is offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. priced at $21 for adults and $10.50 for children under the age of 12 (plus tax and gratuity). In addition, South City Kitchen Vinings has a great gift for fathers and husbands: a grilling class on Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. with Chef de Cuisine Blake Wagner. Dads will learn how to master the grill with step-by-step, hands-on instructions. Attendees also will enjoy lunch and beer pairings throughout the lesson. Seats are limited, and tickets are available online for $45 plus service fee. (South City Kitchen Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway; 770-435-0700. South City Kitchen Midtown: 1144 Crescent Avenue; 404-873-7358.)
Dad's dream of becoming a chef can come true, even if for just one day, at Spice Market. Book a customizable "chef for a day" excursion for $150 plus an additional $48/person for dinner with a four-person maximum (excluding tax and gratuity). He'll spend five hours working different kitchen stations before preparing dinner for family or friends. Price includes a five-course meal paired with wine. Advance notice of 72 hours is required; not valid with other discounts, promotions or specials. (In the W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550)
Get down to the grass roots of Father's Day by supplying Dad with grass-fed beef and other sustainably raised meats from White Oak Pastures. You can even buy jars of beef jerky and meat at the online store! Over 220 Publix stores now sell White Oak Pastures beef as do all metro-Atlanta Whole Foods Markets.
For dads who enjoy showing off their culinary skills in their own kitchens, the Atlanta Cooks at Home cookbook makes a perfect Father's Day gift. Top Atlanta chefs share their recipes and menus for home entertaining for every occasion. From Micah Willix's rack of lamb to Gerry Klaskala's lobster minestrone, dad will enjoy this cookbook from cover to cover for years to come. Atlanta Cooks at Home is available for purchase online for $34.95.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant: 273 Buckhead Avenue; 404-841-0066.