Friday, May 22, 2009

Mmmmmm Chocolate! 2009

In less than a month, Atlanta’s top bakers, chefs, vintners and caterers will come together and create chocolate delights for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's ninth annual fundraiser.The sinful event will take place on Thursday, June 18 at Villa Christina.
Contributing restaurants this year include:
City Grill
JD Rothschild & Co.
Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ
Kheesekakes by Kelli
Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grille & Brewery
Silk Restaurant
The Capital Grille
The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton-Buckhead
The Land of 1,000 Hills Coffee
The Melting Pot
Veni Vidi Vici
Villa Christina
The team at Melissa Libby and Associates is proud to support and attend this annual event. The exclusive evening features two live bands, a chocolate martini bar, a chocolate lager and a chocolate cappuccino tasting, full dinner buffet, silent auction and, of course, all-you-can-eat chocolate treats. To purchase tickets, visit

Thursday, May 21, 2009

~~ GIVEAWAY ALERT~~ Kozmo Gastro Pub Giving Away Kenny Chesney Tickets!!!

Country music fans, listen up: Kozmo Gastro Pub in Johns Creek has a special treat! Everyone who dines at the restaurant from Friday, May 22 and until Wednesday, May 27, 2009 will be entered to win a Kenny Chesney prize pack. The pack includes dinner for two at the restaurant on the day of the concert (May 28, 2009 at 8 p.m.), two tickets to the concert and a VIP parking pass at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre for the show.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 27 via phone and Facebook. Be sure to become a fan of Kozmo if you have not already! Send them a message on Facebook for more information.

Good Luck, and be sure to try the house poutine when you go!

A New Fish Coming to Town!

This is Gil. He's with RA Sushi and here's here to tell you that there's a new fish in town!

RA Sushi is opening June 8 in Midtown and it's going to be awesome. I took a tour recently and was blown away by how big and pretty the space was. It's two stories but the upstairs overlooks the downstairs so it's really open. The decor just screams "have fun" and I'm looking forward to doing just that. This is no stuffy sushi joint - MF is safe. This is a place to meet friends after work, have some great drinks, yummy apps, and fun.

Gil and I will see you there!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dogwood Offers New Bloom Plate Special

Tuesday through Friday Dogwood restaurant's Bloom Plate Special blossoms at lunch or dinner with three courses for $25. This includes a choice of any soup or salad, the daily entrée and a choice of dessert. We've listed daily entrées here so you can plan your week accordingly: Tuesday - half roasted chicken with new potatoes, asparagus and natural jus; Wednesday - Southern-fried catfish served with creamy yellow grits and pimentos topped with fresh herb tartar sauce; Thursday - Kobe beef meatloaf with buttermilk-bacon smashed potatoes and squash casserole; Friday - prime rib with sweet corn pudding and buttermilk-horseradish whipped potatoes. (This special deal cannot be combined with any other offers or coupons).

Also, don't forget about Dogwood's "Toss Up Tuesday and Thursday." There's a 50/50 chance that the appetizers you order at the bar are on the house!

Dogwood: In the Reynolds condominium building at 565 Peachtree Street, Suite A; 404-835-1410.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Malbec Tasting at Morton's Downtown

Last night, Morton's Downtown hosted its "Greetings from Argentina: Malbec Tasting." The event ran from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and I have to say it was a little more than just a "tasting". The bartender poured pretty full glasses of each wine, and the wine importer himself was there to answer questions. Morton's passed around cheese and crackers, scallops with apricot chutney, sliced tenderloin with a Chimichurri sauce and Morton's miniature Legendary Hot Chocolate Cakes. YUM! There's another malbec tasting tomorrow night, May 20, at the Buckhead location - I may have to make it to that one too!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuesday Trivia at The Nook

Not only will The Nook, On Piedmont Park begin hosting Tuesday night Trivia tomorrow, but the restaurant just started serving Fat Tire Beer! Trivia starts at 8 p.m. and Fat Tire is served all day long. Gotta love it! The fun happens at 1144 Piedmont Avenue, NE in Midtown; 404-745-9222.