Friday, August 19, 2011

Fadó kicks-off EPL soccer season with a Soccer Fanatic’s Weekend in London Giveaway

GOALLLLLL! It’s time to cheer, soccer fans। Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant is kicking off the English Premier Soccer League season with the contest of a lifetime for European soccer fanatics. This season’s soccer-prize giveaway contest offers the unbelievable opportunity to win the ultimate Soccer Fanatic’s Weekend in London, courtesy of XL Soccer Tours.

Fadó’s lucky grand prize winner will receive a soccer fan’s dream weekend: a New Year’s trip for two to London that includes airfare, accommodations at a posh London hotel and 2 coveted tickets to highly-anticipated EPL soccer matches.

Dying to spend your New Year’s Eve cheering on your favorite team? Visit Fadó’s website at to enter before September 6th। Although only one soccer enthusiast will win the trip to London, twelve finalists, chosen in early September, will win an EPL jersey of their choice as well as a Stella Artois keg party.

With a weekly soccer-game score-predictor challenge awarding winners anything from a free print to a free $100 bar tab and a match-day menu, Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant is the premier spot to catch the EPL action this fall.

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

Jennifer V. Cole loves the Southern trifecta: pork, bourbon and cornbread. Never thought about that as a trifecta, but it makes total sense her way and throws some tasty tweet (@jennifervcole) fodder out there. That she is an editor at Southern Living adds credibility to the love-the-South gene! Y'all come to her Tales from the Road blog while you're at it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Toss Your Dinnertime Dilemmas Out the Window...Midtown Restaurant Week is Coming Up!

The sixth annual Midtown Restaurant Week - Saturday, August 27 through Sunday, September 4 - is right around the corner, ready to free you of the nightly "what's for dinner?" debate that you have with yourself as you stand in front of the open refrigerator. It's the perfect chance to try out new restaurants or return to some of your favorites. Our favorite part: prix-fixe menus of three awesome courses will set you back only $25 or $35 (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Some of our must-eat picks: Briza, Ecco, RA Sushi, South City Kitchen Midtown and Spice Market in the W Atlanta- Midtown. Drool over their menus, see the complete list of participating restaurants and make your reservations at OpenTable.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Double Zero Hosts Caruso & Minini Wine Tasting on August 23

On Tuesday, August 23, Leonardo Nicotra from Caruso & Minini in Sicily, Italy is coming to Double Zero to lead guests through a fabulous, four-course wine tasting starting at 7 p.m.  The tasting begins with cantaloupe and prosciutto bruschetta paired with Caruso & Minini Inzolia '08.  Round two calls for Caruso & Minini Grillo Timpune '08 served with rancini -- lemon saffron risotto croquettes with peas, red pepper scamorza cheese, roasted yellow pepper coulis and Meyer lemon honey.  Next up is Double Zero's much-loved Margherita pizza topped with DOP San Marzano tomatoes, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP and basil and served with Caruso & Minini Nero D' Avola '07.  Finally, course four ends the night on a sweet note with a strawberry Napoleon of fresh strawberries, lemon crème and strawberry basil compote in puff pastry.  Cost for the event is $39 per person (excluding tax and tip).  Make your reservations in advance by calling 404-991-3666. 

Double Zero Napoletana:  5825 Roswell Road; 404-991-3666.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

On Tuesday evenings Rooftop 866 (located adjacent to the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel) offers a 20 percent discount to all guests who live in the surrounding neighborhood!  You can use the discount to sample the deliciously shareable bar bites like lemon garlic hummus, grilled ham and cheese, and house-made chips with a chili-peach and Vidalia onion dip (menu $.99 - $9).  At the bar, choose from a wide selection of wines by the glass and microbrews.  If you’re feeling fancy, you can sample a cocktail like the Blackberry Mojito (menu $9-$11) or try even cooler Boozy Pops ($3)!  The rooftop garden and the glowing stars create the perfect backdrop for a block party you won’t want to miss!

Rooftop 866:  866 West Peachtree Street, NW, adjacent to the Atlanta Renaissance Midtown Hotel; 678-412-2400.

One More Doughnut Won't Hurt When It's For A Great Cause

Muscogee County marshals must be hoping the Krispy Kreme "Hot Now" sign will pertain to the fresh, hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts...and not to the temps on their store-top perch during their "Deputies and Doughnuts" fundraiser this Saturday. Being hot is a small discomfort compared to the challenges 7-year-old Rhiannon Griggs faces as she deals with Rett Syndrome. The genetic neurodevelopmental disorder prevents Rhiannon's brain from communicating with her body - she can't speak and needs help feeding, dressing, walking and tackling basic daily activities. The deputies' goal is to raise money to buy Rhiannon a mobility stroller, which costs $3,000. To do so, they'll park themselves on the Krispy Kreme roof from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 20. Customers who donate money will get a sweet treat in return, ranging from a free Original Glazed doughnut to a complimentary doughnut party for generous corporations, organizations or individuals donating $1,000 or more.

Krispy Kreme:
6761 Veterans Parkway in Columbus, Ga.; 706-320-2124.