Friday, September 9, 2011

Rooftop has spirit, yes they do! Rooftop has spirit, how about you?

Get your game face on!  Fans wearing or carrying ANY Georgia Tech gear – including Georgia Tech shirts, hats, pom-poms, pens, IDs, bumper stickers, you name it – to Rooftop 866 on Tech game days (home and away!) will score 20 percent off the tasty bar bites!  The deal starts this Saturday, September 10 when the Yellow Jackets face off against Middle Tennessee State University, so dust off your Tech paraphernalia and get ready for a delicious discount!  You can sample house-made chips with chili, peach and Vidalia onion dip, lump crab potato skins, short rib sliders, pork carnitas tacos, grilled ham and cheese with arugula and tomato jam or halibut ceviche!  Need a celebratory drink to wash it all down?  Rooftop 866 has plenty of signature cocktails, wine, and beer to keep the party going.  Open daily, weather permitting, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Rooftop 866:  866 West Peachtree Street, NW; 678-412-2402.

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

From copy and podcasts on music, restaurants, ritzy and boutique travel options, nightlife and clubs to top chef and celebrity sightings and interviews, Carly Redgers and journeyPod peek behind the scenes to keep you well fed on a luxurious diet. It's also a savvy spot for honeymoon ideas, spas and even interesting festivals -- all over the world. Download and listen in or read the online magazine.  For smaller doses, join in on the Twitter (@journeypod) conversation.

Our Appetizing Aperture Of The Week

Touchdown! Football season is back and so were these awesome football doughnuts from always crave-worthy Krispy Kreme on a recent visit to their Columbus store.  This calls for excessive celebration!

Kevin Gillespie on Squidbillies Sunday at 11:45 p.m.

Don't miss it! Kevin plays himself on the popular Adult Swim show Squidbillies. According to sources, it's hilarious. According to Kevin, it's a dream come true. Weigh in on his Facebook page.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

You Can't Spell Sunday Southern Comfort Without R-A-Y-S

Buttermilk fried chicken, house-cut pork chops and turkey with dressing...these are just some of the Sunday classics that have brought friends and family together around the table! Now, Ray's at Killer Creek is cooking up these southern comfort foods with a gourmet twist for Sunday supper from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Executive Chef Tracey Bloom is sending out bottomless sides and oven-fresh biscuits or cornbread to accompany her new family style meal that replaces Sunday brunch. Quite a find at $16 per person! When an afternoon or evening calls for a cocktail, stop at Ray's at Killer Creek to enjoy their new line-up of lounge specials. Taste your way through the new flavors of Ray's signature martinis and other daily deals such as half-price appetizers, $5 cocktails, and beer and wine specials. Live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights.

Ray's at Killer Creek: 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta; 770-649-0064.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite Chefs So Their Face Can Grace a Street Banner!

Hurry! Every vote counts as Taste of Atlanta selects its top 12 chefs according to Facebook polling. We're campaigning for some of our favorites: Andrew Smith of Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia Highland, Asha Gomez of Spice Route Supper Club and Cardamom Hill, Drew Belline of no. 246, Ford Fry of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and John Coley of Double Zero Napoletana. The only "voter registration" required is to "Like" the Taste of Atlanta Facebook page so you can participate in the vote count. Voting ends September 9. The 12 top vote recipients will be listed on festival banners. This year's fill-the-streets-with-eats festival takes place the weekend of October 23 - 24. Get to voting and tasting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We've Got the Cure for the Back to Work Blues: National Coffee Ice Cream Day

We know it's extra hard to get back into the work week groove after a long holiday weekend, but luckily today is National Coffee Ice Cream Day so you have an excuse to double up on the sugar and the caffeine. What keeps our buzz going is the Vietnamese coffee ice cream at Spice Market in the W Atlanta-Midtown. As an office full of java junkies, we can promise you it's creamy, caffeinated and totally tasty. And trust us, it's not a dessert that you want to share. You can also get it to go ($4/half a pint) for an even faster fix!