Friday, January 7, 2011

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Marlow's Tavern in East Cobb Knows How to Celebrate

The new location of Marlow's Tavern in East Cobb opened its doors in mid-December, but the restaurant was smart enough to wait until after the hectic holidays to throw a weeklong opening celebration from Monday, January 10 through Sunday, January 16. Each day of the week brings a different special that you won’t want to miss. Monday is "Insider Day," and all Marlow's Tavern Insiders will receive 20 percent off their checks. Become one by signing up online. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 guests! Next comes $2 Tavern Burger Tuesday -- the famous Tavern Burger is just $2. Hourly table-number drawings will occur throughout the day, and guests at each winning table get their entire meal for free. Wednesday is ladies night, and female diners can choose from an array of $5 appetizers and drink specials from 5 p.m. until close while 790 The Zone runs a live remote. Thursday brings East Cobb School Spirit Night and fans who wear their team logo will receive a 20 percent discount. The team with the greatest representation wins $500 for team equipment. During Friday happy hour, guests can munch on free appetizers from 5 - 7 p.m. and listen to live music at 9 p.m. Guests who bring their same-day Merchants Walk Cinema ticket stub to Marlow's on Saturday will receive a free appetizer, and live music starts at 9 p.m. Sunday signals the end of the celebratory week with a brunch buffet for $7 along with $7 BLT Bloody Marys, bottomless mimosas and a Marlow's money booth for seven seconds of prize grabbing.

Marlow's Tavern - East Cobb: 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208 (across from the movie theater and next to Kohl's department store); 770-977-7747.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's Just Good Business to Lunch at Davio's

Good business is about making money, not forking over a ton for a nice lunch. You don't have to have an MBA to know that the new Executive Lunch at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Phipps is a smart strategy for closing the deal without killing the bottom line. It's available Monday through Friday for $14. You get 2 courses and homemade lemonade or iced tea. Now that's one delicious way to be a success!

First Course (Choose One)

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Classic Wedge Salad, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese

Field Greens, Dried Cranberries, Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese Croquette, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Main Course (Choose One)

Kobe Beef Meatball Sandwich, Fresh Baked Hoagie

Eggplant Parmesan, Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Angel Hair Pasta

Fish & Chips, Hand Battered Sole, Fingerling Potato Chips

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Congratulations on anniversary number five for Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar! Five years of dishing up prime steak, seafood and fine wine is more than enough reason to celebrate, but with a new winter prix fixe menu now available there is no reason to delay. Stop in and raise a glass to many more years of Fleming's favorites!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's Time to Salute Soup!

January is National Soup Month and we’ve got a list of soups to help you celebrate! Grab a bowl and warm up at one of Atlanta’s top restaurants!

• Park your sale bags and take a soup break at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse in Phipps Plaza -- a bowl of roasted tomato soup with goat cheese-chive crostini ($6) is calling your name.

• We can be cheesy when bringing up the cheddar-based queso soup ($5) on the menu at all seven Marlow's Tavern locations. Chili-roasted chicken, tomatoes and crunchy tortilla strips thicken the spicy plot.

• In the Italian tradition, Pacci Ristorante keeps soup bubbling on the stove, including classic minestrone ($6) and Tuscan white bean soup with pancetta, pecorino cheese, crostini and rosemary oil ($7).

RA Sushi has several soups to warm your tummy without weighing you down: tofu, seaweed and green onions swim in miso soup ($4); Miso Hot! soup spices up the broth and adds shiitake mushrooms, bok choy and shrimp ($6.75); potsticker soup adds pork potstickers, snow peas, carrots, bok choy and green onion to a lightly seasoned chicken broth ($7); and Nabeyaki udon brings on tempura shrimp, kani kama crab and scallops in a seafood broth ($13.75).

• Will your spoon stand up in a bowl of seafood gumbo at Ray's on the River or Ray's in the City ($7)? Ray's at Killer Creek offers another favorite -- classic French onion soup ($7). Like surprises? All three Ray's Restaurants have their own soup of the day ($5/cup, $7/bowl).

• Cross the globe by crossing Peachtree to the W Atlanta Midtown for a tasty trip through Spice Market's exotic chicken and coconut milk soup ($7) and butternut squash soup with ginger and pumpkin seeds ($7.50).

Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food has a steaming hot tortilla soup that's the ultimate cold day cure -- diced chicken fajita paired with fresh vegetables and tortilla strips in a zesty chicken broth. The good uncle has five other "souper" soups-of-the-day reasons to bring out the bowls: Monday, it's Mexican corn chowder; Tuesday brings on poblano beef fajita soup; Wednesday doles out thick black bean soup; Thursday tempts with poblano cream soup; and Friday's little luxury is shrimp and lobster soup. All of Uncle Julio's soups are $5.95 a bowl.

• Soup in a burger joint? One spoon and you'll have the hots for Shaun's red chili ($2.99/cup) at YEAH! BURGER.

• Do-it-yourselfers can thank Gena Knox for keeping the home fires burning with a simmering soup pot of Gena's sweet corn chowder with crumbled bacon. The hearty recipe is on her website and also in her recently released cookbook, "Southern My Way."

Monday, January 3, 2011

Atlanta Restaurants Help You Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

Our non-scientific research tells us that year after year, the top resolutions revolve around living a more healthy life.  Several Atlanta restaurants are ready to help you out.  RA Sushi is shaking up three skinny cocktails for its new "New Year, New You" menu.  Big on taste and stingy with the calories, they all feature TY KU Soju and Liqueur and sugar-free triple sec.  The Cucumber Slenderita muddles these together with cucumber, fresh lemon and lime juices and a splash of OJ and soda.  Girls, your new best friend is the Cosmo-teeny with its hints of lime and cranberry.  The Thin Mint mojito is a skinny Cuban highball with mint and lime.  Skinny cocktails are $7 each and available through January 31.  (1080 Peachtree Street at 1010 Midtown; 404-267-0114)

Health guidelines suggest eating fish once or twice a week.  Pacci Ristorante and Executive Chef Keira Moritz are already on top of it.  Moritz's menu is well schooled in sustainable seafood that's good for your waistline and for the environment such as calamari ($9), mussels and clams ($9), and market-fresh wild striped bass served with white bean risotto, acorn squash puree and frisée ($27).   (866 West Peachtree Street, NW, adjacent to the Hotel Palomar; 678-412-2402)