Friday, February 24, 2012

Buckhead Restaurant Week Has Spirit, Yes They Do! How 'Bout You?

We know this will be a "spirited" week in Buckhead because American Spirit Whiskey is sponsoring Buckhead Restaurant Week February 25 - March 4, and Aria is participating with a special $35 menu. Dinner at Aria on East Paces Ferry is an epicurean experience not to be missed -- especially at the bargain price of $35 per person for the three-course, prix fixe menu (tax, gratuity and drinks not included). Make reservations online. American Spirit Whiskey pours their enthusiasm for the event into a signature Cherry Classic cocktail. You can find the recipe for the stirring mix of American Spirit Whiskey, Cherry Heering, Fernet Branca and Coca-Cola on the Buckhead Restaurant Week website.

It's Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep Of The Week @ttobat88


Teresa Tobat (@ttobat88) is in the Zen zone with a healthy balance of publishing, puppy parenting and yoga poses in between her travels. Her upbeat tweets and pix will spin a positive view on your chilly winter days. Delve into the full-blown version on her blog.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Now Pinning - Atlanta Dish


It's official -- we've joined the fun on Pinterest. Be sure to follow us there for pins both sweet and savory, including recipes, dish ideas, cocktail inspiration and upcoming events we're pumped about. See you on Pinterest -- and bring your fork.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hey Ladies, Lets Party at Fadó Like It’s the ‘80s

Big hair, check! Legwarmers, check! Headband, check! A Rubik’s cube and your man? Leave them at home. On Saturday, February 25, Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant in Buckhead will be hosting their monthly Ladies ‘80s night. The party will get “totally rad” at 10 p.m. with a DJ pulling an all-nighter packed with ‘80s tunes. All of you Dancing Queens out there get ready to disco the night away during the Atlanta Dance Marathon from 7 - 10 p.m. The Shepherd Center Foundation benefits from your participation in this month's fun-raiser. Of course, every ’80s lady knows a party isn’t complete without an array of drinks. Tasty drink options include the Long Island Iced Tea, Mai Tai and Blue Hawaiian only $6 each for the kitsch and cocktail. Ladies looking for a more wintry mix can order off the winter drink menu that features whiskey favorites, winter warmers and seasonal ales at $5.50-$10.50 each. Ladies, it’s time to let loose and party like it’s the ‘80s. 

BYOB To "Open That Bottle Night" This Saturday At Double Zero Napoletana And Spice Market

No need to wait for a birthday or anniversary... There's no time like the present to savor that bottle of wine you've been saving for some special occasion! Carpe diem and bring your wine to Double Zero Napoletana and Spice Market for "Open That Bottle Night" on Saturday, February 25! 

On that night, there's no corkage fee to pop open your bottle. Who can operate those flimsy corkscrew bottle openers anyway?  Let the pros tackle it while you tackle the menu. Those leaning toward Italian small plates and Neapolitan pizza will find Double Zero Napoletana in Sandy Springs has plenty to love. Worldly spices and complex Southeastern Asian flavors tie in nicely with your wine at Spice Market located in the W Atlanta-Midtown. Cheers!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

BYOB, Buckhead Restaurant Week and Blue Plate Menus... It's All In This Week's Dish

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More Blue for Your Buck in Roswell

Tonight marks the debut of a new blue plate special menu at Aqua blue in Roswell, and you can select an appetizer, entrée and dessert from the menu for only $25 (not including tax or gratuity). Begin with either AB calamari with sweet chili sauce, tempura green beans with sweet mustard dipping sauce, a hand-made sushi roll or a crisp Caesar salad. Hot and hearty entrée choices include cioppino with jumbo shrimp, sea scallops, clams and mussels in a rich tomato broth with crunchy risotto hoisin; glazed baby back ribs served with slaw and black bean cassoulet; or seafood en papillote with Alaskan cod, jumbo scallop and shrimp with julienne of vegetables and potatoes steamed in parchment with fresh herbs and white wine broth. Dessert options include house-made ciabatta bread pudding served with cinnamon ice cream, milk and dark chocolate molten cake with by vanilla ice cream or the daily sorbet, house-made from seasonal fruits. Be sure to get to the restaurant by March 12 to try this menu before another one rolls out!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stand Up and Holler - Spice Market Has Sips for a Dollar!

Honestly, it's a challenge to even buy a twist-top water or soft drink from a vending machine for that price, let alone try wines from glass bottles. The popular Sip and Save series returns to Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, for a second dollar-savvy evening from 6 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22. Head to the restaurant's lounge area for complimentary light appetizers and exclusive wine tastings (sample three to four wines for just $1) poured by Quality Wine Distributors. A representative can answer any questions about the different wines being sampled. Spend a little more, save a lot more -- attendees will receive 50 percent off the wines tasted that night when dining at Spice Market. Spice Market's globally inspired menu has lots of options to complement your favorite wine of the night. 

Rafer Guest Blogs

I'm a big fan of eating just like everyone else over here at MLA. And the snacks I get when I sit under the conference room table are amazing. Trust.

I just had to tell everyone about a cool event coming up this weekend - The Golden Gala on Saturday, Feb. 25. And Wednesday is the last day to buy tickets!! This party is important to me because it benefits Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the people who found me this great home (see note about amazing snacks above). It's gonna be from 7 - 10 p.m. at Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery. There is food (yes!), drinks, music and shopping. The attire is casual, as most people will be covered in dog hair anyway. Here's the link for tickets. And check out Facebook for more scoop.

I really hope you'll considering going and supporting other pups like me. Maybe you can help one get a cozy, delicious food-filled office like I did. Now, back to the conference room for a snack. Woof!