Friday, March 12, 2010

Pass the calculator. Pass the fork.

Honestly, I never have been one to understand math without a visual picture of what was supposed to be calculated! Thankfully, Morton’s The Steakhouse is making it easy for those of us better at simply enjoying an amazing dessert than remembering mathematical constants this weekend. Right up my alley!

Since Sunday, March 14th is National Pi Day, both locations have decided to serve their beloved key lime pie for only $3.14 – that’s 3.14159265 for all you authentic math geniuses. Since a slice is usually $10, it doesn’t take crazy calculating skills to know you should get in there for a sweet treat on Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.!

It’s Follow Friday – Meet our Tweep of the Week @ACFB

The countdown is on and we here at MLA are pumped to lace up our sneaks and hit the pavement on Sunday for the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the Hunger Walk/ Run! Now you can stay tuned in to the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Twitter – follow them to find out more about volunteering, what restaurants are running specials to benefit the ACFB, and more.
Make sure to also follow along with @AtlantaDish as we tweet from the Hunger Walk/ Run on Sunday!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free champagne AND truffles? Pinch me now!

Want to indulge yourself in the finer world of truffles? Well then tonight is your big chance! LW Chocolatier, at One Buckhead Plaza, is offering free truffles AND champagne tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. If my life is going to be like a box of chocolates then I want it filled with bittersweet, creamy milk chocolate, solid chocolate flowers or chocolate treasures filled with fruits, marzipan, truffles, nuts, caramel or nougat. Once I stop drooling about all the chocolates, I'll be on my way to LW Chocolatier later this afternoon.

Here's another nougat of knowledge: LW Chocolatier holds a champagne and chocolate tasting on the second Thursday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m. Store hours are weekdays from 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

LW Chocolatier: One Buckhead Plaza, 3060 Peachtree Road, NW, Suite 40; 404-467-8503.

Still Time to Join Us for the Hunger Walk!

Walk toward a solution for hunger, not away from it. Hunger Walk 2010 begins and ends at Turner Field on Sunday, March 14. You don't have to go it alone, enjoy the pre-spring afternoon walking with Team mmmmmmmMLA. Sure, we'll talk food -- as in how exciting it is to know that by hoofing it, we're being part of a community solution to put food on the plates and in the pantries of metro-area residents experiencing really tough times. Hunger Walk 2010 activities begin at noon so you can still sleep in/read the paper/church/brunch. Already committed that day? Send an online donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank instead!
We're meeting at the Fifth Group tent at 1 p.m.!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Support the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Score Free Soup

Craving some hearty soup like lobster bisque or gumbo? Then get out of the kitchen and head to Marlow's Tavern or Aqua blue this Saturday. Guests who bring one or more canned food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to these restaurants on Saturday, March 13, will receive a free bowl of lobster bisque with any entrée purchase at Aqua blue or a free bowl of roast chicken and shrimp gumbo from the Bayou 'n Bourbon menu at Marlow's Tavern. This is the easiest soup recipe you'll ever find! Eat and drink up because Aqua blue and Marlow's are donating a portion of the day's proceeds to the ACFB. And if you add a $1 or more donation to the ACFB to your check at Aqua blue, you'll be entered to win a three-course meal for two!

Aqua Blue: 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell; 770-643-8886.
Marlow's Tavern: visit for six Atlanta-area locations.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Put Your Sushi Where Your Mouth Is

In the spirit of March Madness, RA Sushi just announced its first Maki Madness sushi eating contest on Sunday, March 21. Whether you are a professional food eater or just like a little competition, there will be plenty of entertainment and food and drink specials running all day long!

The contest itself is going to be broken down into "heats" just like March Madness. Think you can make it to the Sweet Sixteen or, even better, the Final Four? Advanced registration is required so stop by the hostess stand at RA Sushi to fill out your application. A $10 cash-only registration fee is due the day of the contest and all proceeds from the registration fees will be donated to Bert's Big Adventure!

In between heats, coverage of March Madness games will be shown on all TVs and inflatable basketball hoops will be available for a little off the table competition.

The eating competition runs from noon to 4 p.m. and space is limited so sign up ASAP. Grand prize wins sushi for a year (Twelve $50 RA gift certificates) and bragging rights as Atlanta's Maki Madness champion!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Don’t Miss the $25 Three-Course Menu at Aria

Buckhead Restaurant Week began this past Saturday and Aria is on the action. Chef Gerry Klaskala is offering a tasty three-course menu that includes lobster and sweet potato soup, a Zinfandel-braised short rib of Niman beef and Aria’s acclaimed Valrhona chocolate cream pie. Don’t miss your chance to try all that Aria has to offer and make your reservation this week! The special menu is priced at $25. (Beverages, tax and gratuity not included.) For more information on the restaurant check out AJC Food Writer Meridith Ford Goldman’s review in last week’s “Go Guide” or visit

Aria: 490 East Paces Ferry Road; 404-233-7673.