Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep of the Week @angieti

Mom Angie, Dad Phin, three kids and one employee are pickling, canning and sending some darn good pickles out into the world from their lil' gourmet pickle company in the small, bustling town of Athens, Ga.  Phickle's Pickles is the name on the label of their locally and sustainably grown and pickled okra, jalapeños, green tomatoes, snap beans, carrots, cukes and asparagus. 
Feel like you're living the entrepreneurial dream as you follow Phickle's Pickles' Angie on Twitter (@angieti) and Facebook (pickle-perfect pictures).  Order some jars to keep on hand so you'll never get caught in a gift-giving pickle!

Escape to the North Georgia Mountains as Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery Holds a Holiday Open House

Looking for a relaxing way to escape all of the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy this holiday season? Make your way north to the delightful little town known as Dahlonega, the home of Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. Tucked away in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, this European estate-style winery makes for the perfect holiday destination and on Sunday, December 5, 12, and 19, Wolf Mountain will be holding a holiday open house. The day will feature homemade soup and holiday hors d'oeuvres served around the Christmas tree along with plenty of time to relax by the crackling fireplace and enjoy the beauty that is Wolf Mountain. This special event is $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must for the 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. seating and can be made today by calling 706-867-9862.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Home Is Where Deadwood Saloon Is!

Now with fall semester at college winding down, some of you will be staying in Atlanta or coming back for the holidays. If you're like me, you're also trying to figure out where you should go eat, grab some drinks or watch the college football and NFL games with friends. Lucky for you, if you show your college I.D. at Deadwood Saloon in Midtown throughout December you will receive a 20 percent discount on food items!

There are multiple LED screens to give everyone a 50-yard-line view and not miss a minute of action in other games too. Deadwood's build-it-yourself burgers, house burger and a big beverage selection are worth coming back for, especially when you get 20 percent off with your college I.D.! Don't forget about Deadwood's nightly events including trivia, poker, live music and karaoke.

Deadwood Saloon:
66 12th Street in Midtown; 404-671-4290.

A Dinner You Don’t Have to See to Believe

They say if you dull one sense, the others are heightened.  Dialog in the Dark is one unique Atlanta event that plays off this very notion, except now, they’re adding food.  Each month a different Atlanta chef acts as host, and at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, December 9, Aria Executive Chef/Owner Gerry Klaskala will be heading up the kitchen in Dialog in the Dark's new Dining in the Dark dining experience at the Atlantic Station event venue.  After experiencing Dialog in the Dark, guests will then enjoy a four-course, chef’s table meal in complete and total blackness.  With the help of blind or visually impaired Dining in the Dark servers, guests will experience first-hand what it’s like not to rely on sight, allowing them to slow down, concentrate on taste, and enjoy their meal with their taste buds working overtime.  The flavors, aromas, and textures will be intense and enhanced for a dinner undoubtedly different than any you’ve had before!  The dining room holds only 16 diners so don’t delay, reserve your seats today!  The cost is $102.60 per person or $183.60 per couple.

Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station: 265 18th Street; 866-866-8265.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ahoy, Delicious Gulf Seafood Ahead Tonight!

As we all know, America’s Gulf was hit hard this year and it’s important that we now show our support for Gulf fishermen and the delicious seafood they catch!  You can do just that tonight at several Atlanta restaurants… more than 250 chefs and restaurateurs nationwide are participating in Dine America - Dine Louisiana, "America's Night Out for Gulf Seafood," serving seafood from the Gulf of Mexico in support of those behind the high-quality catch!   Here in Atlanta, "go fish" at Aria, Davio’s, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, South City Kitchen Midtown, South City Kitchen Vinings, Spice Market and Woodfire Grill

Aqua Blue Spices Things Up with Their Newest Menu Items

Variety is the spice of life, so Aqua Blue Restaurant & Bar is keeping things fresh with some newly released menu items. The new menu features a Maine Lobster Risotto appetizer, Tomato & Mozarella Tart Salad, Butter Lettuce Wedge Salad, Wild Shrimp & Scallop Grits, Seared Ahi Tuna and a Lollipop Lamb Chop. Be sure to make your way over to one of Roswell's favorite restaurants to try out these new menu items along with many more.

Aqua Blue is located at 1564 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell. For a full list of menu items, visit

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A December Catch: "Lobsters & Libations" at Marlow's Tavern

Marlow's Tavern's limited-time "Lobsters & Libations" menu is back by popular demand and is better than ever after being revamped based on guest feedback from last year. Get your fresh catch now through December 31 because you won't want to miss items like Maine lobster and shrimp tavern chowder ($6); Asiago lobster and crab dip served with toasted pita points ($12); Maine lobster pot pie ($15); lobster tail stuffed with shrimp, scallops, mascarpone and sweet herbs accompanied by stone-ground jalapeño corn grits and jumbo asparagus served with citrus herb sauce ($24); Maine tail and turf with grilled filet mignon, tempura lobster tail and shrimp tail, crispy potato cake, jumbo asparagus and béarnaise sauce ($25); and Napa Valley cheesecake with chocolate butter cake, chocolate mousse, a layer of Marlow's classic cheesecake and chocolate ganache ($6). At the bar, Marlow's Tavern offers new wine and beer selections to complement the lobster dishes and a holiday spice martini ($8) to capture the tastes of the season.

Marlow's Tavern has five Atlanta-area locations and a sixth opening in mid-December. For locations, click here.

Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Decorating Time at Davio’s

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is celebrating the holidays with a fun kid-friendly event. On Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11, Pastry Chef Kathleen Miliotis will host a gingerbread-decorating party from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per child (must be accompanied by an adult) and includes a pre-made gingerbread house that each kid can decorate with Davio’s selection of colored frostings, candy and sprinkles. Space is limited, so guests should call 404-844-4810 to reserve a spot.

Davio’s is located in Phipps Plaza at 3500 Peachtree Road. For more information, visit