Friday, June 25, 2010

It’s Follow Friday – meet our Tweep of the Week @IceMilkAprons

A box of splattered, handwritten recipe cards and grandma's apron are family heirlooms to be cherished.  They're also the inspiration behind Ashley Leckey's gourmet IceMilk Aprons.  "Whisked whipping cream," "rollings of cinnamon" and "vanilla-churned Sundays" sound like flavors, but they're actually the style names of these sashed-linen aprons. 

Add monograms and recipe cards and you have a gourmet family heirloom to have, hold, wear or give!  Put on one of these beauties and even leftovers seem elegant.  Make sure to follow Ashley and IceMilk Aprons on Twitter.

Pinkberry is officially swirling in Atlanta!

Thanks to everybody who came out and made the Grand Opening of Atlanta's first Pinkberry such a fun night! Here are a few of our pics we thought we'd share.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chef Ford Fry Cooks Up Southern At Serenbe

Need a getaway with a good excuse? Head to Serenbe to learn some Southern cooking tips from JCT. Kitchen & Bar Executive Chef Ford Fry. He'll be at this summer's Serenbe Southern Chef Series culinary weekend July 11 and 12. Good Southern hospitality, food and chefs are central to the interactive weekend of cooking, wining and dining -- and so are you, the guest. Twelve guests will arrive Sunday and gather in the kitchen of Marie Nygren for a hands-on dinner prep session with Ford. Yummier still, everyone sits down to a casual feast of all the dishes they've prepared, served family style. Yes, there are wine pairings. Bed down for a restful night in the Inn at Serenbe then rise Monday morning to a full country breakfast and a lunch cooking and dining session before heading back up the interstate to reality. $425 per person covers hands-on cooking lessons, two multi-course intimate meal experiences, wine pairings and Sunday night Inn at Serenbe accommodations. To make reservations, call 770-463-2610.

Chef Shaun Doty Gives Tips on Gazpacho at The Piedmont Park Green Market

Once again, Shaun Doty is taking center stage at the Piedmont Park Green Market. This Saturday, June 26, he'll be preparing a summertime favorite -- gazpacho. You'll find Doty slicing and dicing from 11 a.m. until noon under the patio at the Piedmont Park Community Center. After that, head home to try out his techniques or enjoy brunch or dinner that night at his restaurant, Shaun's in historic Inman Park.

Shaun's: 1029 Edgewood Avenue, NE; 404-577-4358

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beam Me Up to Planet Barbecue!

Cookbook guru and grill master Steven Raichlen's newest book, Planet Barbecue!, bastes novices with inspiration and knowledge while keeping the thrill meter up for seasoned grillers.

Some 309 recipes from 60 countries contribute a high dose of sweet and savory goodness. Tips, stories and mouthwatering photos suck you even further into its smoky BBQ depths. Craving a copy already?  You're in luck!  Raichlen will sign Planet Barbecue! from 6 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Sur La Table in Perimeter Mall.

Can't get enough 'cue?  We also have an opportunity for you to win your own copy of Raichlen's new book! We here at Atlanta Dish want to know: what's the WACKIEST thing you've ever grilled? 

Post your wacky grilling experience in our comments and we'll pick a lucky book winner this week!

Got Plans Thursday Night?

Come celebrate the launch of Equally Wed at AltoRex!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'll Party for Pinkberry Any Day

The time has finally come, Georgia's first Pinkberry is having their grand opening night event on Thursday, June 24! From 6 - 10 p.m. on Thursday, Pinkberry will be providing patrons with complimentary frozen yogurt. In these 90+ degree days, I'm more than willing to eat some frozen yogurt, especially with the array of toppings Pinkberry has to offer. FYI - I can't turn down putting Fruity Pebbles on mine.

If you're on foursquare then don't forget to sign in while at the Pinkberry Grand Opening Night Event! Then you'll be able to see fellow Pinkberry and frozen yogurt lovers like yourself and be able to unlock the coveted Swarm badge!

Also, if you sign up to be a Pinkberry Groupie, you'll receive news and discount offers. Even better, if you sign up before June 25, you will be entered to win a year of free Pinkberry! Still have a craving for more Pinkberry info? Make sure to follow Pinkberry on Twitter (@pinkberryswirl) and on Facebook.

See you guys at the party on Thursday night!

2937 Cobb Parkway, SE, Suite 102, in the Akers Mill Shopping Center; 770-661-2995.

Monday, June 21, 2010

You Gotta Go to Yelp Eats 2010!

Don’t miss the incredible deal on a three-course meal at some of Yelp’s highly rated restaurants (like Shaun's and Toulouse) at Yelp Eats 2010! Through Sunday, June 27, order from deluxe, prix fixe menus for just $25 per person (does not include tax, gratuity or additional items). Reservations and a request for the Yelp Eats 2010! menu are mandatory to get the special price. At Shaun's, choose local tomato gazpacho or organic iceberg wedge; Berkshire pork schnitzel or Georgia shrimp and grits; and vanilla bean cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding. At Toulouse, choose baked goat cheese wrapped in phyllo dough or cold strawberry soup; wild mushroom ravioli or seared scallops in a rosemary-citrus reduction or buffalo meatloaf; flourless chocolate cake or white chocolate banana bread pudding.

Shaun's: 1029 Edgewood Avenue, NE; 404-577-4358.
Toulouse: 2293 Peachtree Road, NE; 404-351-9533.

Marlow's Tavern Midtown + Mondays = Secret Sign Time

 Another Monday, another secret sign on the loose in Midtown! 

Find your way with our clue, snap a picture with the secret sign (as seen above) and email it to  If you’re FIRST, you could win a free burger and a beer at Marlow’s Tavern - Midtown this week!  Here’s your clue – get to snapping!

If you’re looking for a place to rest your head on an overnight stay in Midtown and are the kind of person who likes art more, this hotel might be up your alley!  Look out for a post outside this landmark inn and you'll find your secret sign!