Friday, August 26, 2011

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Fleming's Uncorks a Month of Specials for Wine Enthusiasts

To celebrate the debut of this year’s Fleming’s 100 wine list, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a variety of wine specials for the month of September. Come every week and you’ll work your way through the collection by September’s end! On Friday “Opening Nights” -- September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 -- Flemings will feature 20 different wines from the Fleming’s 100 list from 5:30 - 7 p.m. $25 per person covers wine samples and an exclusive preview of Fleming’s new Small Plates menu. Space is limited; call early to reserve your place.

On every “Winesday" (translation Wednesday) in September, guests can savor 25 percent off any bottle from the new Fleming’s 100 and/or complimentary corkage of their own wine. And guests who take advantage of either of these offers will receive a special Fleming’s card good for 25 percent off any Fleming’s 100 bottle or for complimentary corkage on a future visit before December 30.

Midway through the month, on Saturday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m., Fleming’s will host a five-course Silver Oak Wine Dinner with pairings for $125 per person (excludes tax and gratuity). Five wines from the “twin sister” wineries of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars will be poured, including a side-by-side vertical tasting of 2006 and 2007 vintages of the Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley. Here’s how the menu flows: passed hors d’oeuvre of roasted red pepper and arugula flatbread with goat cheese served with Twomey Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2010; tuna carpaccio with crispy capers, red onion, baby greens and Dijon vinaigrette paired with Twomey Merlot, Napa Valley, 2006; petite lamb chops with polenta fries, mint pistachio pesto and Fleming’s proprietary F-17 sauce served with Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2006; Newport Club ribeye with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, sautéed mushrooms and bacon-shallot butter accompanied by a Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley vertical tasting of the 2006 and 2007 vintages. A truffle trio caps the evening in flavors of white chocolate-Meyer lemon, Valencia orange and dark chocolate-cabernet. Don’t let this remarkable evening escape -- make reservations today.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: 4501 Olde Perimeter Way in Perimeter Place Village; 770-698-8112.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Get Your Float on at Ray's on the River

Ray's on the River has created an adults-only treat by substituting real beer for the root beer to make delightfully delicious beer ice cream floats. From 3 - 7 p.m. today and tomorrow, guests can cool off with this childhood favorite turned cocktail! And we just got word that Ray's on the River will be offering these sweet treats every Thursday and Friday in September, too. The restaurant will also have $5 cocktails all day long, half-price appetizers and live music. Ray's on the River is located at 6700 Powers Ferry Road; 770-955-1187.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Get Your Groove on at Fadó's "Ladies '80s" Party for Team in Training on August 27th

Get decked out in your best '80s attire and head over to Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant on Saturday, August 27 for this month's "Ladies '80s" party. Not only do you get an excuse to throw on a rockin’ '80s ensemble, but you’ll also be benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training triathlon team by attending. This totally '80s fundraising party starts at 7 p.m. with tunes from the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson blasting all night and classic '80s cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea, Mai Tai and Blue Hawaiian priced at just $5 for the ladies. The $20 entry fee will score you two draft beer tickets and a happy hour buffet. Take a break from doing your ‘80s thang on the dance floor to partake in the 50/50 cash raffle and a silent auction. Best part -- all money raised goes toward finding a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Fadó keeps the party rocking into the night with a DJ starting at 10:30 p.m. RSVP and get more info on Facebook. Fadó hosts "Ladies '80s" on the last Saturday of each month. Check out the restaurant's website for more information.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Don't Miss a Weekend of Eating at Corks & Forks on August 27 and 28

You are just days away from a weekend you (and your taste buds) won’t soon forget!  It’s time again for Corks & Forks!  This two-day food tasting frenzy will take place August 27-28 as part of the 9th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival.  Attendees are invited to try a variety of scrumptious samplings from some of Atlanta’s top chefs.  On tap to participate are Atkins Park Tavern, Ormsby's and Spice Market in the W Atlanta-Midtown, plus White Oak Pastures Owner Will Harris will be judging the steak cook-off competition on Saturday!  During this special showdown, three chefs will compete to see who can cook his top-quality grass fed beef the best!  Guests over the age of 21 (picture ID, please) will also be able to sample some of Atlanta’s latest and greatest wines and craft beers.  Tickets are $35 per day or $60 for both days. You can purchase your tickets online through 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26 or at the gate after that.  Corks & Forks will be held under large covered pavilions, rain or shine, so come out and treat yourself to two delightfully delicious days.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Grand Deals at Marlow's Tavern's Grand Opening Celebration in Cumming

Just one day to celebrate the grand opening of the new Marlow’s Tavern in Cumming?  Perish the thought!  The newly opened restaurant is celebrating all this week with great dining deals for you to take advantage of until Sunday, August 28. 

Today, those folks who are “in the know” by being part of Marlow’s Insider’s Club will receive 20% off their check and the first 100 guests get a free t-shirt! (Pro tip: Anyone can become an Insider by signing up…) Tuesday, August 23 marks Tavern Burger Tuesday where the famous Tavern Burger will be just $5 all day.  On Wednesday, it’s Ladies Night and the feeling’s right with an array of $5 appetizers and drink deals starting at 5 p.m.  

On Thursday, August 25, get your school spirit in check for South Forsyth School Night with a 20% discount to guests who wear their school South Forsyth spirit apparel.  Friday’s celebration officially kicks off the weekend with a delicious happy hour featuring free appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. and live music at 9.  Saturday, August 27 is Movie Night – guests will get a free appetizer when they bring in ticket stubs from the AMC Avenue Forsyth from that day.  And finally on Sunday, August 28, guests will close out the Grand Opening celebration with crab cake benedict for $7, along with $7 BLT Bloody Marys and bottomless mimosas.  

They say variety is the spice of life and these grand opening deals certainly have something for everyone!