Friday, February 22, 2013
We’re no strangers to a snack or two (or three) throughout the day, and why not? Not only do they provide a nutritional boost to help fuel you between meals, they also enhance workout recovery and are just plain fun to eat. We’ve pinned ideas for your snack mode, offering homemade granola bars and pre-portioned snack ideas to make and stash, mini BBQ vegan pizzas, hot Caprese dip, baked “fried” pickles and other tongue ticklers. Maybe we’ll grab one of each and turn snack time into meal time.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Say cheese! Take a picture on your smartphone during Marlow's Tavern “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” and you could win BIG! Show your best side by uploading a photo to the Marlow's Tavern Sinners & Saints photo contest before the contest ends on March 14. The top 10 vote-grabbing photos will become finalists. One first-prize winner will receive dinner for four ($100 value). Second place nabs a $50 gift card, and third takes home a $25 gift card. Encourage friends and family members to vote on Marlow's Facebook page, and you may end up a winner. Don’t miss the food and drink specials at every Marlow’s Tavern location, highlights include chicken and shrimp gumbo, a bayou burger, and honey bourbon bread pudding. Sinners & Saints can continue to mingle throughout "Bayou 'n Bourbon" until the food and drink fest blows out of town on March 25.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Spring is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate the warm weather than by signing up for Cornhole ATL's spring league? Hit the patio at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia Highland starting March 12 for the seven-week season. Tuesday evening competitions are at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. So, toss back some brews and toss out some corn bags! Register at CornholeAtl.com. Yes, there are cornhole rules. Read up on them here.
Fourth Generation Italian Winemaker Joins New Executive Chef Tyler Williams at Woodfire Grill Demarie Wine Dinner on February 26
Imagine 14 hectares of beautiful vineyards spread along the sun-kissed gentle slopes in the heart of the Roero region, all cared for by a family that has passed down their winemaking heritage into the fourth generation. It’s not a romance novel cliche; for the Demarie family, it is a way of life. Winemaker Paolo Demarie brings all of his experience and knowledge, as well as wines, to the table at Woodfire Grill's Demarie Wine Dinner on Tuesday, February 26. A 7 p.m. reception includes sparkling Arneis, followed by a five-course dinner prepared by the restaurant's new executive chef Tyler Williams at 7:30 p.m. and featuring pairings of 2010 Arneis Roero DOCG, 2008 Barbera D'Alba Superiore DOC, 2007 Barbaresco DOCG, 2007 Barolo DOCG and NV "Birbet' Brachetto." $105 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Call 404-347-9055 to make reservations.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Only twelve lucky souls will fit around the table for the "First" Last Supper Wild Heaven Paired Dinner at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Smyrna on Sunday, February 24. Sponsored by The Stout Brothers Smyrna Beer Market, this month’s dinner is the inaugural meal in the series of Last Supper events to be held on the last Sunday of each month. Guests will sing praises for Chef Sarah Rothwell after partaking in the five-course menu complete with Wild Heaven Craft Beer pairings. Look forward to prosciutto-wrapped mushroom and "Heywood's" smoked almond pesto, paired with Invocation (Belgian-style golden ale); fennel and grapefruit salad with orange and pomegranate and a lavender and honey agave dressing, paired with Let There Be Light (American ale); Cornish hen stuffed with "Heywood's" Italian sausage and wild rice pilaf, paired with Eschaton (Belgian-style quadruple ale aged with Pinot Noir oak chips); and veal tornado wrapped in lardo with celery root purée, wild mushroom demi and potato crisp, paired with Ode to Mercy (imperial brown ale). The beer-blessed meal concludes with bourbon foie gras crème brûlée paired with Ode to Mercy Winter (imperial brown ale aged in bourbon barrels). Dinner includes two promotional Wild Heaven glasses. $75 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 770-435-1887.
Cornhole junkies - don't forget to sign up for the Cornhole ATL spring league so you can spend Tuesday evenings at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia Highland. Cornhole player or not, join Fadó Irish Pub in Buckhead for the Great Guinness Toast and for the chance to win some great prizes! Read every little must-know detail, plus more in this week's Dish!
If critics can be believed, there are some sure bets for this year's 85th Annual Academy Awards, like Daniel Day-Lewis nabbing the statuette for Best Actor for his incredible portrayal of our 16th president in Lincoln. (Side note: If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend - Day-Lewis really is incredible in it and Tommy Lee Jones provides some unexpected laughs while playing a cranky and outspoken politician.) Another sure bet for this Sunday is the food and drink specials you'll enjoy while watching the Oscars at 10th and Piedmont in Midtown. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the restaurant is offering special menu items for the occasion including "Les Misérables" French onion soup with house-made croutons and Swiss cheese ($6.50); golden fried chicken with buttermilk mashed potatoes, fried corn and house-made pepper gravy ($12); champagne ($3) and red carpet punch ($7). And while this is an A-list party, no need to get all glammed up. Just come prepared to eat, drink and cheer on your favorites!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Satiating a BBQ craving can be a daunting task. It's not easy to find that perfect combination of sweet and tangy sauce, covering tender, juicy meat. But now there's a club to help you discover the best BBQ in the city. The "meatings" are downright delicious and members are into trying out every kind of tender, barbecued pork butt, brisket or chicken they can muster up in the metro area. Atlanta BBQ Club members meet up at various barbecue places each month for a little pork barrel spending of their own combined with a healthy serving of socializing. Their next get together (a.k.a. official business "meating") will take place on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at Spoon's Smokehouse BBQ, 5040 Old National Highway in College Park. Purchase tickets online and get ready to share some divine swine and finger-lickin' chicken.