Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Follow Friday: Meet our Tweep of the Week @EatUpATL

We here at Atlanta Dish are all about fun new social media ideas, especially ones that involve food! A brand new kind of tweet-up is happening thanks to @EatUpATL and you definitely should follow to find out more! Twitter friends Chad - @ratpack, Erin - @atl365, Laura - @LauraScholz, and Marisa - @MarisaSharpe put their heads together and came up with @EatUpATL so Atlantans could try new restaurants and make new friends on one special night! Stay tuned to their Twitter feed, website, and Facebook page to find out about future events like their March 23rd event at Lunacy Black Market.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

“Brew Your Cask Off” for weekend fun with SweetWater

All’s fair in love and war – and this Saturday will be a big, beer-filled battle over at SweetWater Brewing Company! Starting at 6 p.m., it’s the big day for the “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival which will find the unveiling of brews made by 75+ special guests, including local retailers, celebrities, media folks, home brewers and charities from the Atlanta area. We’d put our money on Marlow’s Tavern and Ormsby’s brews, given how much love both spots have for pouring an excellent pint! Attendees will have a chance to sample the all of the newly-created ales to see which are their favorites.

the kegs await their final judgment

Entries will be judged the day of the festival by a handpicked crew of Atlantans, with the winners being announced at 9 p.m. The judges’ top four casks, as well as the people’s choice winner will have their casks recreated and served at the upcoming SweetWater 420 Fest in April in Candler Park! Tickets and more information can be found online.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Do you like your sushi in an eating contest form?

It's March Madness BABBBBYYYYY! It's the time of year that you'll hear Dick Vitale, Digger Phelps and company talk about Cinderellas. Here's a chance to write your own Cinderella story and claim your throne in Atlanta sushi-eating lore. On Sunday, March 21 from noon to 4 p.m., RA Sushi is hosting MAKI MADNESS. If you think you can handle the MAKI MADNESS' bracket-style sushi-eating contest then grab your chopsticks and be prepared to dominate the Tootsy Maki roll. Whether you’re a professional food eater or just like a little competition, you’ll be sure to enjoy plenty of entertainment and food and drink specials all day long.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Registration forms can be picked up at RA Sushi, so hurry up fast before the spaces are gone. All of the $10 cash entry fee will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure.

RA Sushi is located at 1080 Peachtree Street, 30309 (11th & Peachtree).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Live Leprechaun, Lemintcello and Rooftop Lounging...Oh My!

Even if you're not Irish, your eyes will surely be smiling if you celebrate St. Patrick's Day at AltoRex Rooftop Lounge, atop Pacci Ristorante, in Midtown. This hot spot has an Irish shindig planned from 7 - 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, offering green beer and St. Pat's-themed cocktails such as the restaurant's signature Lemintcello, made of house-made Limoncello, Midori and fresh mint. More importantly, AltoRex is the only place in town where you can actually catch a leprechaun! Guests can enjoy taking photos with the little green guy as well as Irish and spring-inspired dishes from Chef Keira Moritz. The party will also feature a raffle - may the luck o' the Irish be with you. AltoRex Rooftop Lounge is located at 866 West Peachtree Street, NW; 678-412-2402.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Uncharted Territories

Next Monday, March 22, Morton’s in Downtown Atlanta will be hosting a Glenlivet Scotch Tasting event from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Now, it is a bit of an understatement when I say I'm not really a Scotch drinker. I think I've probably had one sip in my entire life and I definitely didn't enjoy that sip enough to go after a second taste, but my husband is a HUGE Scotch lover so I dutifully agreed to attend. After I made our reservations though I got to thinking - last year I attended a bourbon tasting that Morton's Downtown hosted and I had the exact same attitude. I didn't like bourbon and I didn't think I ever would. Wow, did that tasting change my mind! Not only did I realize that I actually like bourbon, the Brown Derby is my cocktail of choice these days!

So, I've decided to enter these uncharted territories with an open mind this time around.
A Glenlivet Ambassador will be there to lead us through a proper Scotch tasting with four of The Glenlivet's critically acclaimed single malts. They will be paired with selections from Morton's classic hors d'oeuvres menu. Who knows, maybe this time next year I'll be sipping Scotch like a pro...

The cost for this event is $49 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Space is limited so make your reservation early!