Friday, July 27, 2012

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

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Caroline Kuhn is a budding pastry chef and food writer based in Athens, Ga. We all know there's plenty to note and tweet about there. Look her up on Twitter (@clementinebakes) and pull up some of her delish photos while you're there.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

MLA Taste and Tell: Enthused about Homemade Infused Vinegars

On her down time, MLA Social Media Manager Mandy digs tending her garden and trying new recipes with its gems. Lately she's been into infusing vinegars with whatever is handy -- peppers, herbs or who knows what's next. No need for a sour face. You can make them, too. Take a look at her easy DIY YouTube video.

Kevin Gillespie's New Website Will Tide You Over Until October

The wait is over for Atlanta’s most fired up new culinary “click here.” Get extra helpings from "Top Chef" contestant and Woodfire Grill executive chef Kevin Gillespie on his new website complete with recipes, restaurant news, personal information and a sidebar on his cookbook Fire in My Belly, which is scheduled to be released in October. We clicked and read about how his granny turned him on to fried green tomatoes and how he makes them now. Sorry granny, we think he's on to something. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shaun Doty Pops Up in Midtown

Those lucky Midtown office workers! Shaun Doty is giving them a delicious lunch option tomorrow when he is the featured Pop Up Chef on the plaza outside Empire State South at 10th and Peachtree. The pastured poultry advocate and creator of Bantam & Biddy, opening this October in Ansley Mall, will serve pastured chicken or veggie banh mi and agave nectar pink lemonade from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. You never know what kind of live music and performing artists will be on hand for eatertainment. Leave your cube and bring your lunch money (lunch bites range from $3-$12 each week). And we're right over here on the Westside if you'd like to bring us one. Just saying.

Medal in Good Times at Ormsby’s

What good time, bar game are you the master of? Is is bocce, darts, pool, shuffleboard, skee-ball, pinball or Pac-Man? Now it’s your turn to show off those mad bar game playing skills. Form a team of two with a friend of equal prowess and compete in Ormsby’s Bar Olympics 2012 on Sunday, July 29 and Sunday, August 5 from 1 - 5 p.m. Prizes include a VIP trip for two to Terrapin’s Hop Harvest Festival, bar cash and more. Jump on it -- space is limited, and you must register to enter by contacting Gavin at or call 404-968-2033.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Something for Everyone at Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub

Brookhaven's Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub knows its community and likes to plan fare and fun activities to the varied tastes of its neighbors. Monthly chef's counter seatings, such as the one coming up on Thursday, July 26, offer six front-row seats to watch Chef Joey Riley's kitchen action along with a four-course dinner for $50 per person. Add alcohol pairings for $25 per person or bring your own alcohol for a $15 corkage fee. Chef counter seatings are held at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Call 404-474-9600 for reservations and monthly theme.

For party people, Kaleidoscope cranks up a late night Kpub blast on the last Saturday of each month - i.e. Saturday, July 28. The DJ-driven party runs from 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. And, night owls out late on Friday and Saturday nights will be glad to know Kaleidoscope offers items from its regular menu on a late-night menu from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Chill Out with Atkins Park Tavern's Christmas in July

No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, Christmas in July at both Atkins Park Tavern locations brings those on both of Santa’s lists together for a jolly old time on Wednesday, July 25. At Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna, the festivities begin at 10 p.m. with Jägermeister and Sam Adams specials, Santa's naughty gift giveaway and party music "yule" love by DJ H. Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia Highland unwraps North Pole playtime at 9 p.m. Drink specials such as Jägnog (Jägermeister and eggnog) and buckets of Sam Adams join Santa's naughty gift giveaway. Add some Christmas cookies for all to share, DJ tunes and "Nightmare Before Christmas" on the big screen, and you’ve got yourself some wintry cheer that might just make you forget all about the grueling summer heat.  

What's New on Pinterest: Livin' on Tequila Time for National Tequila Day

Is José Cuervo your friend? Is your blender packed for an island escape to Margaritaville? Maybe it's the secret ingredient in your ceviche? We're not pinning the worm, only cool summer ways to use the rest of the bottle. Happy National Tequila Day!

Naughty or nice, it's Christmas in July at Atkins Park Tavern - & More - In This Week's Dish

Forget naughty - all of this week's culinary events around Atlanta are nice, nice, nice! Take a look in this week's Atlanta Dish for all the latest scoop. If you're not already receiving the Dish, catch it every Tuesday morning in your inbox by signing up on our Facebook page or right here on our blog!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Chicken and the Egg Cracks Open New Menu

Chef/Owner Marc Taft and Executive Chef Joseph Ramaglia have been in inspired by the bountiful summer harvests to craft a new menu. Known for their modern farmstead fare, Chicken and the Egg hopes to please with news items such as grilled Georgia shrimp with sweet corn ravioli, summer veggie lasagna, grilled skirt steak and eggs "rancheros," to name a few. See the complete menu on Facebook.