Friday, January 27, 2012

Our Appetizing Aperture of the Week

January 25 was National Irish Coffee Day, and we can't think of a better place in town than Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant to curl up around this delightful drink featuring Bushmills Irish Whiskey, brown sugar and hot coffee. 

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

Andrew Collins, a nomadic food and travel writer/editor based in the Pacific Northwest, is a man of many talents. He's a cat whisperer and a cheese-wine-coffee lush. He's also a Fodor's author, a teacher at the Gotham Writers' Workshop, a trip-taking blogger at The County Hunter and a contributor to Gay & Lesbian Travel on Follow his adventures on Twitter (@TravelAndrew).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mooove Over - There's Another Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Town

A lot of people think Smashburger only has burgers. Logical, yes. Accurate, no. They have lots of other items, including a super delicious crispy chicken sandwich. The all-white-meat chicken is hand-breaded on site, crisped to perfection and dressed signature style or however you like it. Rumor has it that following Smashburger on Twitter(@SmashburgerATL) and joining the text club (text SmashburgerATL to 90210) are two great ways to get deals on these and the other yummy offerings. See you at one of their 5 Atlanta mashlocations!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“Come on Eileen” to Ladies ‘80s at Fado on January 28


If you find yourself reminiscing on the good music and ridiculously awesome clothing of the 80s, gather up all of your girlfriends and head to Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant for Ladies 80s Night on Saturday, January 28 from 10 p.m. to close. A rockin’ DJ will get you in the mood with your favorite 80s tunes while the bar serves up classic 80s cocktails. For only $6 each, you can sip on Long Island iced teas, Mai Tais or a Blue Hawaiian. Feeling adventurous? You can also try out one of the new concoctions from the winter drink menu.

Come in early to rock out with the Atlanta Dance Marathon from 7-10 p.m. They’ll be decked out in their best ‘80s outfits to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with a non-stop dance party! Cost for the event is $15 per person and includes a pint of beer and all-you-can-eat complimentary appetizers.

Blue Skies and Blue Plate Specials at Aqua blue in Roswell

Now that we can actually see blue skies today for the first time in what seems like ages, I can't think of a better dinner option for tonight than the "Aqua blue plate" menu offered at Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar in Roswell. This $25, three-course prix fixe menu changes monthly and offers a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert for $25 per person (not including tax or gratuity). Offered nightly through February 20, appetizer choices include AB calamari with sweet chili sauce, tempura green beans with sweet mustard dipping sauce, seared pork dumpling or a hand-made sushi roll. Entrées feature hardwood-grilled N.Y. strip with roast sweet potato, asparagus and Madeira wine reduction; hand-battered fish and chips of Alaskan cod with house-made slaw; and jumbo shrimp jambalaya with sea scallops and Prestige Farms chicken. Desserts include house-made bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream; chocolate molten cake with a liquid center and vanilla ice cream; and fruit sorbet. This is the kind of blue I could get used to.

Take A Look At What's New with The Dish

A new week brings a brand new look for The Dish. As always, it's still full of great culinary news around town - that part hasn't changed! Check it out and let us know what you think. 

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Rotten Egg or Eggs-Traordinary? You Be the Judge at This Year’s Featherfest!

Twenty-thousand poultry fans are alighting in Atlanta January 22 - 27. No need to be chicken or take cover. They're migrating through the Georgia World Congress Center for the annual International Poultry Expo/International Feed Expo. Featherfest will draw them out for nourishment on egg-ceptional appetizers and entrées that include poultry meat at more than 50 Atlanta restaurants including Alma CocinaLa Tavola Trattoria,The Original El Taco, Ray's in the City, South City Kitchen - Midtown andSpice Market in the W Atlanta-Midtown. Gather a gaggle of roost mates (flighty friends, too) and flock along to dine then rate the dishes from one "rotten egg" to "eggs-traordinary" at through January 26. Who knows, you might win an iPod nano for your eggs-cellent opinions.

Golden Opportunity to Feel Good at Yeah! Burger

I can haz cheezburger?

Living in the Virginia-Highlands area, there are plenty of options for me to choose from when I'm craving a burger. One of my frequent picks is Yeah! Burger, also a favorite of Bon Appetit Magazine. Every Tuesday at the Virginia-Highland location is Feel Good Tuesday, with 10 percent of sales going to a local charity or school. Tomorrow's percentage of sales will benefit Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the second largest golden retriever rescue in the nation. Come in for lunch or dinner and choose from grass-fed beef and bison, all natural turkey, chicken breast and veggie burgers, hot dogs and salads. Make sure to reward yourself for your charitable donation with this month's featured milkshake, French toast and bacon!