Friday, June 3, 2011

Asha Gomez Brings Touch of Kerala, India to the Piedmont Park Green Market Tomorrow

Tomorrow Chef Asha Gomez, the creator of the Spice Route Supper Club, will be demonstrating her expert use of fragrant spices from Kerala, India to amplify the tastes and finds at the Piedmont Park Green Market. Gomez will be host a free class tomorrow at 11 a.m. behind the demo counter.

The gates for the market open at 9 a.m. So come early to browse this open-air market, which features fresh produce and locally made goods.

It's Follow Friday; Meet our Tweep of the Week @WhoKnowsAtlanta

You don't even have to be dating someone; you can just be on the prowl for something new to do in Atlanta without taxing your budget.  How many times have you been psyched up about an activity until you get to the fine print listing the fees?  Add Who Knows Atlanta on Twitter (@WhoKnowsAtlanta) to your activity planning arsenal and get on with getting out.  Also check out the extended version on the Who Knows Atlanta website.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Caption This: We have our BlackStock Winners!

Thanks to everybody who submitted photo caption entries for our contest to win tickets to BlackStock Vineyard and Winery’s Georgia Wine Festival.  You guys are so funny and we loved reading them!

After careful deliberation and voting, we have decided on two winners: Tate and Ginger.  Please email to claim your prize – two tickets each to Sunday’s Georgia Fine Wine Festival!  Congratulations and enjoy!

The photo is above and our two winning captions are below, in case you missed it!

"You kids didn't know about this step in wine-making, did you?"

Ginger Carter-Miller:
"Here, hold this, will you?"

Cool Off the Summer Heat with Spice Market’s “90 Degree Freeze”

Since this summer looks like it will be a hot one, Spice Market is offering a “90 Degree Freeze” to cool off the “Hotlanta” area. During the months of June, July and August, Spice Market is giving away complimentary ice cream with a $5 minimum purchase when temperatures reach or exceed 90 degrees. The Weather Channel serves as the approved weather gauge for the “90 Degree Freeze,” so make sure to check out and The Weather Channel broadcasts to confirm when the heat has reached 90 degrees or above. Spice Market churns a variety of ice creams including green tea, Vietnamese coffee, banana cashew, fresh mint and caramel plus mango, passion fruit and coconut sorbets. Flavors change daily, so you never know what new ice cream you will get to try. This sweet deal applies to dine-in guests only, and only one ice cream per person will be given with a purchase of $5 or more. Not valid with any other offers.

Spice Market:  In the W Atlanta-Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE; 404-724-2550.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Downtown! Ray's in the City is waiting for you at Downtown Restaurant Week!

We've got a yummy dinner game idea for you and your friends to make the most of Ray's in the City and Downtown Restaurant Week, which runs through Sunday, June 5. Draw up a tic-tac-toe grid. Each row becomes a course -- appetizer, entrée or dessert -- that you fill with a selection from Ray's $35 prix-fixe Downtown Restaurant Week menu. With three options for each of three courses, you have nine ways to dine...and only five more days to do it. Better bring friends and start checking off Ray's mouthwatering combinations! $35 per person, not including beverage, tax or gratuity. Make Downtown Restaurant Week dinner reservations online.

Ray's in the City:
240 Peachtree Street, NW; 404-524-9224

Tweet Your Way to Winning Sushi for a Year

If you're a sushi fan, there is no better way to get a chance at winning sushi for a year while supporting a great cause than RA Sushi's Nicky's Week Twitter Contest. Just follow RA Sushi on Twitter (@RAsushi) and re-tweet Nicky's Week tweets to be entered in the contest, which ends this Saturday, June 4. RA Sushi is hosting its annual Nicky's Week fundraiser through June 4 and will donate 100% of proceeds from Nicky's Week menu items to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Nicky's Week menu items include edamame, Tootsy Maki, shrimp nigiri, pork gyoza, tuna tataki, chicken yakitori and select beverages, so it's easy to find something you like for charity. This fundraiser was created in memory of St. Jude Patient Nicholas "Nicky" Mailliard, the 13-year-old nephew of one of RA Sushi's founders who lost a long batttle with brain cancer in 2005. RA Sushi has raised more than $700,000 for the hospital since 2005, and Nicky and other local St. Jude children continue to inspire us. Click here to learn more about Nicky's story and go get your sushi fix at RA Sushi this week!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fadó Goes Euro

Don’t miss your chance to try an array of European beers paired along with tasty plates at Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant’s upcoming Euro Beer Dinner next Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. This special event also includes guest speaker Dan Kahn, senior brewmaster for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. The evening’s menu starts with a welcoming pint of Bass Pale Ale to enjoy with BBQ applewood-smoked shrimp over colcannon mashed potatoes and veggie slaw. Dinner includes Stella Artois paired with summer strawberry spinach salad; blackened chicken and shrimp boxty with tomatoes and mushrooms in a spicy cheese sauce served with a side of fresh vegetables paired with Leffe Blonde; and Hoegaarden paired with Eve's pudding dessert that includes sweet and tart rhubarb in a sugar cookie crust served with vanilla ice cream, mint and rhubarb syrup.

Come fill your mouth with marvelous food, your belly with amazing beer and your mind with enough facts to champion any pub quiz. Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits and Anheuser-Busch InBev join Fadó in sponsoring the exciting evening. Purchase tickets online for $45 each.

Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant: 273 Buckhead Avenue; 404-841-0066.

Tuesday Thinking Cap: Enter to Win Georgia Fine Wine Festival Tickets

Already making plans for this weekend’s fun?  Maybe you could win your way into a fabulous experience at BlackStock Vineyards and Winery’s Georgia Fine Wine Festival!
It’s easy – just head to BlackStock’s Facebook page and take a look at the photo posted as part of their official contest.  Head back here to our blog and leave your best caption in the comments!  (While you’re there, make sure to “like” the page and explore all BlackStock has to offer, too.)
Funny, dry or sweet – get your thinking cap on!  We’ll pick our favorite caption entries this Thursday, June 2 and two winners will receive two tickets each to attend the festival this Sunday, June 5.  Make sure to check back here this Thursday afternoon to see if you are our winner!
Even if you don’t win – you don’t want to miss the festival!  Wine is the draw, but folk craft demonstrations, art, live music by the Kip Dockery Jazz Quartet, a complimentary petting zoo for the children and tractor-pulled vineyard tours (additional fee) will entertain all ages.  
Entry includes a festival glass for wine sampling and two food tickets to try tapas servings from 25 North Georgia restaurants.  One-day tickets are $50 per person; children and designated drivers are admitted free.  For questions, call 706-219-2789 ext. 223.