Friday, September 16, 2011

Our Appetizing Aperture Of The Week

Honey Gelato Cone
Chef Drew Belline's Backyard Honey Gelato Cone With Fennel Pollen

Honey, this amazing gelato cone from Chef Drew Belline of Decatur's No. 246 is truly the bee's knees!

New York Butcher Shoppe Sponsors Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

In a deal sealed over grill and flames, New York Butcher Shoppe is sponsoring the Backyard Division cooking competition in this year's Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival on Saturday, October 1. Sure, there's a pro league, but New York Butcher Shoppe's heart is into helping aspiring BBQ pitmasters grill to their greatest potential with top-quality meats. New York Butcher Shoppe is providing all of the meat and a $25 gift card for each of the 20 teams that may make up the Backyard Division. They're even judging teams for the most creative name and will pick up the $200 entrance fee for their winning choice. 

The New York Butcher Shoppe also is providing the meat for the "Anything Butt" competition on Friday, September 30. For more information on the festival and competition, visit the event website. The New York Butcher Shoppe has three locations in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, and they're on Facebook, too.

New York Butcher Shoppe: Dunwoody at 2458 Mt. Vernon Road; 770-399-6328. Sandy Springs at 4969 Roswell Road; 404-303-0704. Alpharetta at 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road; 678-624-0047.

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

Wow!  That confession almost says it all about this proud Southern Belle!  Like Margaret Mitchell's Melly, Kate S. rejoices in all things "sweetly southern."  Besides cupcakes and silver, she has a penchant for story telling and junk store shopping.  
Her tweets (@sthrnbellesimpl) are a delightful pop of Southern culture on a smart phone, and her Southern Belle Simple blog tells more of the story, y'all.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Marlow's Tavern & Special Olympics Georgia Set the Gold Standard for Teamwork

With eight locations around metro Atlanta, Marlow's Tavern is all about being a part of the community and satisfying their neighbors with the "Best of the Best" in American tavern fare. Fittingly, for the past 14 years, Marlow's has been dedicated to helping some of the "Best of the Best" in Georgia sports -- Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA). Each year, Marlow's Tavern hosts a golf tournament for SOGA, and each time Marlow's opens a new location, SOGA benefits from the opening night fundraiser. All together, these events have brought in close to $300,000 for Special Olympics Georgia. Marlow's was recognized as a SOGA sponsor in the organization's August e-newsletter. Read it and be inspired to help this very special program. Golfers -- be a part of the fun; the Marlow's Tavern Golf Classic is October 10 at Horseshoe Bend Country Club and is followed by a reception at Aqua blue in Roswell.

Dionysian Delights Every Wednesday in September at Fleming's

What better way to make it past hump day and on to the weekend than by indulging in some savory sips of wine at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar! On every "Winesday" (translation Wednesday) in September, guests can delight in 25 percent off any bottle from the new Fleming's 100 and/or complimentary corkage of their own wine. The gift that keeps on giving, guests who take advantage of either of these offers will receive a special Fleming’s card good for 25 percent off any of the Fleming’s 100 bottles or for complimentary corkage on a future visit before December 30.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gluten-Free Has Never Tasted So Good: Head to No. 246 for National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (and Beyond!)

Anyone cutting gluten out of their diet knows how tricky it can be, especially when dining out!  Luckily, No. 246 in Decatur has made things a little easier, because they offer gluten-free pasta every day by request.  They can provide gluten-free versions of any of the pasta dishes on their menu, and because they are a locally driven restaurant, these noodle options rotate regularly depending on what ingredients are available.  Since, today is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (Learn more about it here.), celebrate with a heaping helping of gluten-free pasta at No. 246.  Even better, you can get gluten-free spaghetti at Monday night Spaghetti Suppers, held from 5 - 10 p.m. each Monday through September 26.  Monday's Spaghetti Suppers are $24 per person for four courses, including a "Toast" appetizer, salad, spaghetti with one of three toppings and gelato for dessert.
"Like" No. 246 on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@no_246).
No. 246:  129 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue; 678-399-8246.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Retail Therapy Reigns Supreme at Spice Market Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, September 21, Spice Market (located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown) is hosting the ultimate Ladies Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Think cocktails, nibbles and a discount card for The W Hotels Store. It's a great time to get the girls together to try one or both of the night’s two signature cocktails at $5 apiece and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvre while swooning over the new W Hotels Store exclusive Global Glam fall/winter line that will be on display at the restaurant. Ladies Night attendees will receive a discount card good for 20 percent off a purchase in the store, which is also located inside the hotel and will remain open until 10 p.m. that night. The W Hotels Store has everything from jewelry and apparel to travel gear and home furnishings. It's also a great place to find holiday gifts, and let's face it, who wouldn't want to combine sipping, snacking and shopping?!

Say “So Long Summer” with RA Sushi on September 15

Just because summer's almost over doesn't mean the fun has to end. RA Sushi is throwing a "So Long Summer" party from 7 p.m. until close on Thursday, September 15. Forget about your summertime blues, you'll be too busy enjoying all the outrageous specials and music from DJ Krillz to care!

There are plenty of food specials for guests to sample including a Sunset Roll ($6), Seaside Roll ($7), Grilled Beef Skewers ($8), Bonfire Shrimp ($9), Summer School Chicken Nuggets ($6) and Kaisen Ceviche ($11). Feeling a little parched? Check out the all-day drink specials include Long Island Iced Tea ($5), Endless Summer Night ($5), Summer Sake Sangria ($5), Kirin/Kirin Light and Sake ($5), Bud Light ($3) and Miller Lite ($3).

Summer is on the way out, but outstanding food and drinks are always in at RA Sushi in Midtown. Get more details and RSVP on Facebook.

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