We know Valentine's Day is over, but that doesn't mean the chocolate-y fun has to stop! Check out our Pinterest board for ideas such as tofu chocolate pudding, a giant Kit Kat bar, or the ultimate decadently dense, flourless chocolate cake. There is always a right time to eat chocolate!
Friday, February 15, 2013
In its fifth year of publication, Atlanta's own TravelGirl Magazine enthralls women 25-65 who love all things travel related. The magazine covers the senses: sense of humor, sense of adventure, sense to catch Twitter tips (@TravelGirlMag) on the go, and the most important of all, the sense to pack stylish, comfortable shoes.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Aqua blue and Marlow's Tavern Dish It Out for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at 10th Annual Taste of Dunwoody
Taste of Dunwoody sells out each year, which is no surprise considering guests can sample specialties from more than 25 of the area's top restaurants such as Marlow's Tavern and Aqua blue. The event, which benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, celebrates its 10th anniversary on February 15 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in the Concourse complex on the Perimeter's top end. Guests will dance off their noshing to music by Yacht Rock Revue and bid on silent auction deals.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Brady Lowe began Cochon 555 five years ago right here in Atlanta to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. Stopping in 10 cities across the United States, the culinary competition and tasting event is returning home to Atlanta with a stop at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown on Sunday, February 17. Joe Schafer of King + Duke is one of the five chefs preparing a snout-to-tail menu using one of five pigs in the pork-centric competition. The lineup of 20 event judges includes Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist, Drew Van Leuven of Seven Lamps and Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina. Guests and judges will determine the “best bite of the day” and send the winner on to the June 16 Grand Cochon competition at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Colo. Seven Lamps Mixologist Arianne Fielder will compete against five other mixologists in the new “Punch Kings” cocktail competition open to VIP guests. All guests will pig out on pork and sample five bourbons in addition to the wines from five family wineries. And there’s more action in the pen: a butcher demonstration from Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market, a raffle, ice-cold brews and a champagne toast, Fernet Branca digestifs and pork-spiked desserts. VIP ($200/person) admitted at 4 p.m.; general admission ($125/person) at 5 p.m. Purchase tickets online.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
So you know that story you've told your friends and family a hundred times about the time you were at a Ray's Restaurant and that really awesome/life-changing/mind-blowing thing happened? Well, here's your chance to win a $200 dining card just for sharing it with the restaurant. Jot down that memorable moment in 200 words or less and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28 and you could have another great tale to tell, courtesy of your friends at Ray's.
The winner will be announced on March 1. No purchase necessary. Read complete details online and on Facebook. Follow along on Twitter (#myraysstory) and visit Pinterest for updates.
Take a Bite Out of the Big Easy with Marlow's Tavern "Bayou 'n Bourbon" Menu Plus More in this Week's Dish
Monday, February 11, 2013
Can’t travel to NOLA this week? No worries! Head to Marlow’s Tavern for the annual “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” menu! Get a bite of the Big Easy with delicious dishes like roast chicken and shrimp gumbo ($6.50); fiery crawfish fondue ($9); honey Jack chicken and andouille flatbread ($9.50); “Nawlins-style” po’ boy of shrimp and crawfish ($12.50); bayou burger spiked with andouille sausage, crawdaddies and cheddar cheese ($12); deconstructed jambalaya ($14); sweet Bourbon St. rib-eye blackened and blazed with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey ($26).
Ready for dessert? A honey bourbon bread pudding made with honey and vanilla crème brûlée, soaked ciabatta and a splash of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey ($7) closes the spirited meal. And you can’t forget the adult beverages… Marlow’s takes on New Orleans’ classic cocktails including
Hurricane ($8), Ramos Gin Fizz ($8.50), Cajun Cosmo ($9) with Absolut Mango and
Pepper ($9) and Louisiana’s own Abita Restoration ($5.50), the ideal companion
for spicy Cajun dishes. “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” pours it on through March 25!