Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Farmers Feast is the Culinary Highlight at 20th Annual Georgia Organics Conference on Feb. 18 – Buy Tickets Today
Wipe your chin and dig The Farmers Feast, the legendary culinary shindig capping the 20th Annual Georgia Organics Conference & Expo at the Georgia International Convention Center Feb. 17-18. Some of Atlanta’s best chefs come together to create an epic dinner of organic food from local farmers on Saturday, Feb. 18. After the plow-to-chow feast, guests will become more acquainted with Georgia’s farmers, educators, chefs and organic community members as they watch the debut of a short documentary made especially for Georgia Organics’ 20th anniversary. Then, guests will boogie till the cows come home to tunes from DJ Fifthwurld, a.k.a. farmer services coordinator Tenisio Seanima. This year’s buzz is you can buy a ticket to the feast without attending the conference. Click through the registration portal to purchase Farmers Feast tickets, $75 per person, through Feb. 17.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Zing! Our blog targets Atlanta’s delicious Valentine’s Day hot spots from elegant to casual to quick carry outs perfect for those cuddling up over dinner on that comfy couch at home. And, if you can’t be with the one you love on Valentine’s Day, well, these Atlanta restaurants are also quite lovely places to sit down together the rest of the year.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Oyster shuckers have their own tried-and-true techniques for prying open the best East and West Coast bivalves around. Give it up for Oyster Happy Hour at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar at The Avenue East Cobb, where oyster experts open ‘em right up so guests can slurp half-priced oysters on the half shell and suck down oodles of the $1 (Buck-a-Shuck) “Oyster of the Day.” All hands are on deck for $5 house punch. Ecstatic already? Remember these briny fine oyster prolific hours: Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 3-5 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Atlantans came through in a big can-do way, contributing more than 917 pounds of canned goods during a holiday food drive sponsored by Southern Proper Hospitality for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). In dining terms, that adds up to 765 meals! Contributors received a $15 off restaurant coupon when turning in five of the needed non-perishable items at Gypsy Kitchen, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, The Southern Gentleman and Smokebelly BBQ. Food drive or not, the ACFB always welcomes donations at acfb.org.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Need a brisk ski lift to Breckenridge? Go slope side to a Breckenridge Beer Dinner partnering five courses with beers from Colorado’s third-oldest brewery. Taco Mac hosts the 6 p.m. dinner at the Georgia Chapter Room in Sandy Springs on Tuesday, Feb. 7. On tap: grilled eggplant bruschetta with chocolate orange stout; duck gumbo served alongside vanilla porter; agave nectar ahi salad served with Well Built ESB; sweet onion and pork ravioli paired with salted caramel brown ale; and nightcapped by brûléed bleu cheesecake with Citra Hopped IPA. Buy tickets on Xorbia. $50 general admission; save $10 when buying two or more tickets.
Taco Mac wants to know if you can say “beer-battered bacon burger” 10 times fast. Why so fast? Because the double beef-pattied burger -- topped with American cheese, house-made bourbon-onion jam and beer-battered strips of crispy bacon made with SweetWater 420 beer batter -- is one of the four mouthwatering items on the limited-time-only menu at all of the restaurant’s locations. Joining the beer-battered bacon burger are mozzarella sticks, back by popular demand and served with house-made marinara for dipping; a fresh-baked jumbo pretzel served with New Belgium Fat Tire beer cheese and spicy mustard; and Taco Mac’s award-winning roasted wings. So you’ll know, these wings are fresh, never frozen, seasoned and baked to a crispy perfection. Lower in calories than fried wings, they’re available tossed in any of Taco Mac’s wing sauces or dry rubs. Don’t tarry. Time’s a wasting (February’s a short month anyway), and these tempters will slip away soon.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Wings deserve special game table reverence on Super Bowl Sunday this year. Go, Atlanta Falcons! Gameday Raves & Faves runs long with other crowd-approved noshes and libations that leave one hand free for “Rise Up!” cheers. Dunk chips or crudité into hot corn dip or one disguised as a football field. Jalapeños are hot stuff in popper dip and grilled pepper poppers. Veer toward sideline snacks like Parmesan-crusted shrimp quesadillas, Maryland crab dip, spinach artichoke dip mini bread bowls, spicy Italian sandwiches and corn dog muffins. Irish coffee and Frito candy hit the sweet spot.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Here are two gals who admit, “The only person that eats more than one girl is her twin sister.” These Hungry Twins are well fed and partial to anything with “chocoLOT” in it, from ice cream to waffle and pancake toppers to Oreo ice cream plus extra Oreos in a big Oreo ice cream sandwich. Twin-spiration with witty puns (i.e. “Not eating this (beef tenderloin) would be a big miSTEAK.”) and yums.