The pork schnitzel plate at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails in Jacksonville, Florida is a testimony to locally sourced and house-made goodness. This dish stars range-raised pork, brought up specifically for Moxie at Cognito Farm in Starke, Florida. Pounded thin, coated in house-made cornbread crumbs and pan fried until golden, this Moxie star hangs with "redneck risotto" creamy with house-made pimento cheese and chow-chow. Snitch some at lunch or dinner, $18.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Turning the tables on global eats this week. Pick your dream destination @travelandleisure. Visualize doing the shore thing, drifting in a crystal blue lagoon, rounding the corner and discovering a secret Mediterranean courtyard or whatever floats your boat. If you hunger for more, sleuth out the local cuisine in recipes, carryout or dine-in restaurants here in the ATL.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Sprawling White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia is home to more than grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and organically raised produce. America's bird, the majestic and strong bald eagle, finds this sustainable, idyllic habitat to its liking. Georgia Department of Natural Resources Eagle Coordinator Jim Ozier leads an all-American day of educational talks, bird watching walks and observations of bald eagle natural habitats on the farm on Saturday, January 31. The morning takes wing with a White Oak Pastures tour at 10 a.m. that nests at the Pavilion for a noon lunch before buckling down for the bald eagle workshop at 1 p.m. $65 per person includes lunch. Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate of $50 per person. For more information or to make reservation, please call 229-641-2081.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Everyone has a story. Think back over your life. Does Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar occupy a dot on your timeline? You know, did you meet your true love there, tie the knot on the Atkins Park patio or throw in a relationship towel (spare the messy parts) on the way out the door? Perhaps that's where you bumped into a long-lost friend, shared cornhole love or fell head-over-heels for a cause such as the Santa bike ride. Share your "Atkins Story" between Monday, January 26 - Wednesday, February 11 and you might win a $50 gift card toward Valentine's dinner at Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland. Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Atkins Park team will post stories on the tavern's Facebook page. There's a $50 happy ending for the storyteller gathering the most "likes" and "shares."
Small batch bourbon lovers, Ray's at Killer Creek has four blissful hours in store for you on Monday, January 26. Chris Morris, the seventh master distiller in Brown-Forman Corporation's 140-year history, will be in the Alpharetta restaurant's bar area from 5-9 p.m. If you've poured a glass of Woodford Reserve, you may have noticed his signature on the "Approved by" label. The Louisville native knows volumes about bourbon. Absorb his stories and pour out your own bourbon questions while enjoying Ray's complimentary hors d'oeuvre and sipping Woodford Reserve craft cocktails, available to purchase for $7 each. Please let Ray's know you're coming by calling 770-649-0064.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Read any good labels lately? Be well "red" and well fed on Saturday, January 24 by attending "Baby, It's Cold Outside Reds," an informal wine class with food pairings at The Shed at Glenwood beginning at 3 p.m. Over the course of about two hours, sip your way through eight different big red wines from world-renowned growing regions and munch companion specialties from executive chef Todd Richards. $60 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Wines tasted in class will be available to purchase by the bottle at 3 Parks Wine Shop, just down the street from The Shed at Glenwood. Class size is limited. To reserve your glass, call 404-835-4363 or email email@example.com.