Saturday, August 15, 2015
Tacos at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina are as irresistible on television as they are up close and personal. See for yourself when “Atlanta Eats” “holas” up at Tin Lizzy’s for the August 16 episode. Steak Shapiro hosts the entertaining weekly roundup of noshes and what’s new at Atlanta restaurants every Saturday and Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Peachtree TV. Tin Lizzy’s 10 locations, nine in Atlanta and one in Augusta, open at 11 a.m. daily, so when the show’s over, head on over! Follow “Atlanta Eats” on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the know.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Save 20 percent on the price of a White Oak Pastures American Standard Bronze heritage breed turkey by placing your order before the price flies north on Saturday, August 15. A glistening roast turkey with gravy sets mouths to watering at the Thanksgiving table. Can’t say the same about hormones, antibiotics and cooped up birds -- so why invite them? White Oak Pastures’ birds are happy campers, raised free from hormones and antibiotics and free to roam and develop rich, forage-fed flavor before heading to the on-farm USDA-inspected poultry abattoir. A nationwide shortage of young turkeys to pasture raise and increased demand means a limited supply for this holiday season. Avoid poultry panic and save by ordering now. Prices before discount: $75 for small turkeys (8-12 lbs.), $100 for medium-sized (12.1-16 lbs.) and $125 for large (16.1 and heavier). Order through White Oak Pastures’ online store. All Thanksgiving turkey orders will be shipped Monday, November 16-Friday, November 20 to ensure timely delivery.
Atlantic Station turns into a smokin’ hot barbecue spot this weekend when Twin Smokers BBQ and other Atlanta eateries pull out their signature barbecues at the seventh annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival Friday, August 14 from 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, August 15 from noon-8 p.m. The Travel Channel recognizes this annual event as one of the top 10 BBQ festivals and competitions in the U.S.A. Pro and backyard teams vie in wing and barbecue competitions. Live music and chef-driven cooking demos flow each day, and Kids Korner gives tykes a place to expend energy. Complete schedule online. Wings are king at Friday night’s T.G.I. Wings sampling, giving way to extensive pro-am ‘cue action at Saturday’s Taste of the Pig sampling. The Bourbon Experience barrels in for bourbon lovers as a separate ticketed event. General admission tickets are $6 in advance and $10 day of show. Buy barbecue and samples directly from participating restaurants, vendors and teams at an additional cost. Bourbon Experience tickets are $30 each.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ray’s on the River and Seed Kitchen & Bar are Fired Up for SafePath’s Good Eatin’ Great Cause August 13
Cobb County police chiefs, district attorney’s office, sheriff’s office and the Marietta Fire Department bond together to protect communities, but these heroes go toque to toque during SafePath’s Good Eatin’ Great Cause cooking competition on Thursday, August 13 at Cobb Galleria Centre. Showdown host and firehouse chef Ryan McKay is no stranger to the dangers knives and stoves pose -- he’s a two-time competition winner and a contestant on NBC’s “Food Fighters.” Those looking for neutral territory can head to the culinary tour part of the 6-10 p.m. event where Ray’s on the River and Seed Kitchen & Bar are on the roster of 30 Georgia chefs serving signature dishes, tapas-style. Buy ticketsonline: $75 per person, $35 for public safety officers. Buy a $20 raffle ticket for a chance to judge the cook off!
Eats & Beats Taps The Big Ketch, Smokebelly BBQ and The Beatles Hits at The Buckhead Theatre August 13
Atlanta’s long and winding roads, a.k.a. Roswell and Peachtree, lead to an evening crammed full with food from top restaurants, open bars, popular Yacht Rock Review playing The Beatles covers, chef bands and a unique silent auction when Eats & Beats infiltrates The Buckhead Theatre on Thursday, August 13. One ticket is all that’s needed to enjoy savories from The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Smokebelly BBQ and a host of Atlanta restaurants, cocktails, wine, beer and entertainment. Can’t buy me love, but guests can spring for vacations, chef dinners, art by gorillas and chimpanzees and other silent auction items because event proceeds benefit Children of Conservation and The Giving Kitchen. Purchase tickets for the 7-10 p.m. event in advance for $75 each ($85 at door). VIP ticket ($150) adds privileges.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Put on your best German attire and head on over to Der Biergarten in the Luckie Marietta District this Saturday, August 15, for Atlanta’s 8th Schlager Party! Beer specials include Sapten Marzen and Weihenstephan Hefe for $9 per liter. Prizes will be given out for best costume, so throw on the lederhosen!
Ray’s on the River and Tin Lizzy’s Cantina offer totally different dining experiences yet both share an intense desire to serve their communities -- contributions noticed by their peers. The two restaurants are finalists in the 2015 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) “Distinguished Service” awards category. All award finalists are peer nominated, and winners are decided by the GRACE Academy, which consists of all past GRACE nominees and current Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) members. Award winners will be announced at the GRACE Awards Galaon November 1. And while we’re saying “GRACE,” shout out to The Giving Kitchen, an Industry Partner of the Year finalist!
Red Beard Restaurants Stages TomorrowWorld‘s First Tomorrow’s Table Dining Experience September 25-27
TomorrowWorld, America’s largest 21+ music festival, is coming to Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia over the weekend of September 25-27, and this year the victuals will be stars along with the music. TomorrowWorld is partnering with Red Beard Restaurants, created and owned by celebrated chef, author and “Top Chef” finalist Kevin Gillespie, to serve an assortment of exclusive dining experiences at . The festival’s first sit-down restaurant experience offers Main Stage views for seated diners and takeaway picnic baskets for those wanting to beat it back to their own spots. Each day’s meals sing to the beat of one of Gillespie’s culinary creations -- Terminus City whole hog, chicken or smoked mushroom barbecue on Friday; global fare from Gunshow on Saturday; and Southern traditions and trimmings from Revival on Sunday.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is taking its anniversary to the nines. The historic Crabapple restaurant is celebrating anniversary number nine with $9 specials through August 31. Toast Milton’s and its seed-to-table fare with a Blushing Belle cocktail of strawberry-infused vodka and prosecco priced at $9. Another favorite, small plates of lobster and corn fritters with Creole mustard butter sauce and basil aioli are also $9 each.
How about some live music this summer with that Butcher’s Cut burger, fry side sampler and N2 shake? FLIP burger boutique in Buckhead now offers live music on Friday and Saturday nights as well as Sunday afternoons that segue into evenings. Calendar shows who’s playing when, and be sure to follow FLIP on Facebook for updates!
Javier Viera now rides herd on the culinary activity at Cotton Calf Kitchen, Braselton’s new classic American steakhouse opening soon. Viera, a Buford resident and former executive chef at Communitas Hospitality (G’s Midtown, 10th & Piedmont, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern), is thrilled to spend less time idling in traffic and more time pouring his creative energy and experience into the Cotton Calf Kitchen menu of small plates, tapas and signature steaks. The son of a baker and pastry chef, Viera grew up passionate about cooking. He entered the hospitality highway as a busboy in Connecticut and moved forward into his first executive chef job at age 23. Backtracking from his time at Communitas Hospitality in Midtown, Viera served as executive chef of Divan Restaurant in Atlanta and Chart House in Dobbs Ferry, New York, was a corporate trainer at Morton’s Steakhouse in Manhattan and was director of operations for the opening parties of Trump Towers.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Before you hold your nose, open your mind to Seoul Food and a bit of fermented cabbage fusion. Pungent kimchi jars new life into Mexican, American and global classics that have become a bit ordinary. Douse fries, mac and cheese, hot dogs or pork belly pizza with kimchi. Pack some pickles to perk up banh mi sandwiches. Bulgogi and Korean barbecue knock burritos, nachos, tacos and sandwiches into new realms. Besides, it’s too much fun to say, “bibimbap soba.”
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Diners turn to Zagat to find the best restaurants in cities around the globe. Zagat’s Instagram album hones in on the food itself. Spicing up the views and savory samosas at Masti, the colorful, casual Indian spot in Druid Hills.