Friday, July 19, 2013
Who says you can't have ice cream for dinner? Or lunch? Or breakfast? Can we just skip the square meals and fill up on the scoops, 'sicles, sundaes and soft serves on this Pinterest board? Okay, so maybe Krispy Kreme doughnut ice cream will lead you astray. Blueberry coconut ice cream (gluten and dairy free), peanut butter and banana "ice cream," homemade summer sorbets, lemon blueberry yogurt pops and pistachio + rosewater ice cream more than make amends. Find your favorite flavors and enjoy!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Are you lucky enough to be in the Big Apple on Thursday, July 25? You won't want to miss Chef Drew Belline cooking up a rustic Italian feast at City Grit, a NYC culinary salon. The No. 246 chef and co-owner will put on his culinary show on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Dinner and Belline's culinary show are $85 for one, $150 for two; buy tickets online.
Improve your grilling know-how by attending Big Green Egg cooking classes at Ray's on the Creek. Chef Michael Gaylor and the expert from Big Green Egg share their grilling secrets during these special outdoor cooking classes on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 3-5 p.m. A quick sell out of the first Big Green Egg class and popular demand prompted Ray's to add another two classes to the calendar. "Egg Head" students enjoy pulled sliders when they arrive then learn how to recreate them at home on their own Big Green Eggs. $15 per person. Call 770-649-0064 to reserve your spot. Your friends and family will be so glad you did!
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Old Vinings Inn's social hot spot, the Attic Bar, is set to reopen on Thursday, July 19. The outdoor private patio, live music and full service bar have made the Attic Bar a popular spot for years. Stop by to celebrate (and ogle) the new renovations with complimentary appetizers from 5-7 p.m. while rocking out to live music from Kurt Thomas. Come thirsty, hungry and prepared for a night of excitement - the Attic Bar is back and better than ever!
The monthly "Alive After 5" celebrations in Roswell's historic district take place each third Thursday from 5-9 p.m., April through October, and The Mill Kitchen & Bar loves to take part in the festivities. With both restaurant and outdoor tent specials planned for the July 18 event, The Mill will be the place to party in Roswell. In conjunction with SweetWater Brewing Company's "Shoot the Hooch" fundraiser, The Mill will feature SweetWater beers in the restaurant and outside in the tent. A trout special with brew pairing prepared by Chef Castro will be featured, and a portion of sales will be contributed to the cause. Guests will receive a special SweetWater-branded pint glass to take home when they purchase SweetWater beer at the event's special reduced rate. On Thursday, July 24, the restaurant will host a wine dinner featuring five courses. Joe Herrig of Atlanta Beverage Company will be there to pair up the wines and answer guests' questions. For reservations, call 770-817-9345 or use OpenTable.
Kevin Gillespie is this year's celebrity chef for the 2013 BB&T Atlanta Open "Tennis on the Town" charity event. This event will be hosted at Atlantic Station on Saturday, June 20 and will benefit Y youth tennis programs for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. The Bravo "Top Chef" celebrity and the man behind the newly-opened restaurant, Gunshow, will be cooking up recipes from his cookbook, "Fire in My Belly". The evening's signature cocktail is the perfect way to wash down the tasty bites. Be sure to get those bargaining skills ready, because 10 attendees will win an in-home cooking class and dinner with Gillespie himself during a live-auction bidding. No need to be a tennis star to attend - even Gillespie needs a little practice with a racket! Register for the event at http://www.atlantaymcatennis.org by July 18; tickets are $150 per person or $250 for two.
Atlanta is home to ripe peaches, tall buildings and killer deals when it comes to food and drinks. Just when it seems like ideas are running low for savings, the city’s best restaurants put offers on the table that can’t be refused. Aqua blue is fully equipped to satisfy sushi cravings without breaking the bank, with specials like half-priced wine and inexpensive beer, sake and sashimi. What to do with all that extra cash? Check out the events, classes and summer-inspired dinners that are hitting the “A” in this week’s Dish!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Ford Fry and his newest restaurant King + Duke are teaming up with Supper Club on Tuesday, July 16 from 5-10 p.m. to help provide meals for those in need through the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Ford Fry's commitment to community service is as strong as his dedication to his award-winning restaurants such as JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist, and People’s Food Truck. On Tuesday night, guests can get in on the philanthropic drive as 20 percent of each tab during the ACFB Supper Club event will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. With no membership fees or long-term commitments, the ACFB Supper Club is a no-brainer. The only tough decisions you'll have to make are what to order once you're in the hands of chef Joe Schafer. With hearth-cooked fish, fowl and farm along with starters, bites and shareables on the menu, you'll be facing a lot of difficult choices. Of course, you could just maximize your donation and order to your heart's content. We say go ahead and order dessert and rest assured that you're helping those in need at the same time. Make reservations online.