Friday, August 24, 2012

Appetizing Aperture: Summer Lovin' Steak & Sangria at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Summer is not quite outta here, but the Summer Lovin' Steak & Sangria special at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar sails off into the sunset on Sunday, August 26. 

Until then, embrace three courses for $39.95 per person: a composed tomato and mozzarella salad, prime New York strip with crispy Gorgonzola, grilled asparagus, pickled fennel and baby golden beets, and lemon-poppy seed butter cookies with vanilla ice cream and warm apple-ginger sauce. 

Sailors Sunset sangria cruises in as a smooth pairing at $7.95, blending Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Red Diamond Merlot and peach schnapps with fresh peaches, oranges and lemons. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. 

"Atlanta Cooks at Home" and with Melissa Libby at Taste Decatur Book Signing on September 2

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On Sunday, September 2, from noon until 2 p.m., our very own Melissa Libby will be at Taste as part of the Decatur Book Festival to sign her cookbook "Atlanta Cooks at Home." Come chat, purchase some copies (hint, hostess and holiday gift idea) and check out this quaint culinary shop around the corner from the courthouse in downtown Decatur. Libby's cookbook visits top Atlanta chefs in their "off" hours and shares their tips and recipes for stress-free entertaining at home. 

Other culinary authors scheduled are Krista Reese signing "Atlanta Kitchens:  Recipes from Atlanta's Best Restaurants" on Saturday from noon - 2 p.m.; Hugh Acheson signing "A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen" on Saturday from 2:30 - 5 p.m.; and Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart signing "Southern Biscuits" on Sunday from 3:30 - 6 p.m. Taste is located at 416 Church Street, between Sycamore and Ponce de Leon in Decatur. To reserve a copy of your cookbook, please send an email to

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


Honey child, you'll have to sit down to sop up all the sweet tweets from Jackie Garvin (@syrupnbiscuits)
. The Southern food writer and storyteller confesses to be a pretty good cook and a lover of earthworms, rich soil, honey bees and Bassett Hounds. 

Syrup & Biscuits is her yummy take on all things sweet, simple and sustaining (and Southern). Ponder this Syrup & Biscuits Southern saying over your grits, "A good attitude spreads like Kudzu." 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What's New on Pinterest: Falling for Fall Food Trends

Schnitzel at 7 Hens

What's next in the food world? Fall brings new dining trends to the table, and we're ready to pin the best of them!

Dance the Night Away at Kaleidoscope This Weekend

Tap BDUB @ Kpub into your calendar on Saturday, August 25, for DJ night at Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub in Brookhaven. The music starts at 11 p.m. and rocks until 2 a.m. or later during this last Saturday of the month party. Reason enough to boogie down. A late-night menu is available to handle munchie attacks. Drinks? Your favorites!

Y'all Come - New Dunwoody Marlow's Tavern Grand Opening Plans Week Full of Festivities and Specials

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Dunwoodians have been flocking to the area's newest Marlow's Tavern at 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway for lunch, dinner and drinks since its July 31 opening day. Now right at home, the restaurant has planned seven days of tantalizing offers and specials for its new neighbors and guests from Monday, August 27 through Sunday, September 2. In other words, if you haven't dropped in yet, don't miss these scrumptious opportunities. Take a look:

Celebration Week -- Sign up for Marlow's Tavern's Insiders Club online or at the restaurant and you'll be registered to win free dinner every week for a year.

Monday, August 27 - Insider Day takes 20 percent off the check for all Marlow's Tavern Insiders. First 100 guests take home a free t-shirt.

Tuesday, August 28 - Tavern Burger Tuesday offers its famous classic burger for $5 all day. House-made tomato bacon jam comes with - love it. 
Wednesday, August 29 -- Ladies Night has $5 appetizers and drink deals for the gals from 5 p.m. until close. 
Thursday, August 30 -- Spirit Day shaves 20 percent off your tab when you don your favorite team attire. It's official -- Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.; check presentation to Special Olympics Georgia at 11:30 a.m.

Friday, August 31 -- Friday Happy Hour sets forth free appetizers for all guests from 5 - 7 p.m. Live music begins at 9 p.m. 

Saturday, September 1 -- Shot Glass Saturday doles out a complimentary M. shot glass to each of the first 500 guests starting at 5 p.m. Live music starts at 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 2 -- $7 Sunday brunch presents a selection of brunch favorites for $7, including crab cake eggs Benedict, Brooklyn "Egghead" sandwich and Marlow's famous stuffed French toast, plus $7 BLT Bloody Marys and bottomless Mimosas.

Along with these get-to-know-you specials, top-notch service, chef-driven food, community commitment and neighborhood involvement make Marlow's Tavern the perfect neighbor. If only Marlow's could tackle the carpool lane.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Marlow's Tavern Midtown Invites You to Celebrate Anniversary #5

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Who's going to share in the swag and shenanigans when Marlow's Tavern Midtown throws its 5th Anniversary shindig on Saturday, August 25? They're counting on you being there for all of the fun: appetizer and drink specials, freebie bites from 7 - 8 p.m., sweet treats and a DJ mixing the hits. Party starts at 6 p.m. -- no telling when it will go to bed. While you're there, ask your server how to win free dinner for a year. (Must be present to win; $30 gift card each week for a year; only one gift card may be used in a seven-day period.) With you at the party, there's more to cheer, more to be merry!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SafePath's Good Eatin' Great Cause Culinary Tour and Competition Feeds Both the Belly and Heart

Local celebrity chefs have big hearts for children -- many are parents themselves -- and feel compassion for children whose lives have been rocked by child abuse. Good Eatin' Great Cause Culinary Tour and Competition on Thursday, August 23 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre is their chance to channel their talents to benefit SafePath Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization focused on reducing trauma and improving the lives of children who have been abused. 

Chefs and restaurants in the mix include Chef Alon Balshan of Alon's Bakery and MarketChicken and the Egg Chef Marc Taft, Ray's on the River Chef Josh Warner, South City Kitchen Vinings Chef Chip Ulbrich and "Food Network Star" and "Chopped" Chef-testant Justin Balmes. Try their signature dishes, tapas style, plus those of 16 other chefs and bid on cooking-related items at the silent auction.The Cook's Warehouse is also proud to be a food, beverage and culinary sponsor for this charitable cause. Tickets are $75 each, and a special ticket price is available for law enforcement and fire department public safety professionals who

Hurray for Rosé Day at No. 246!

We all know white wines are great to drink in the summer, but how about a little love for rosé? Lucky for us, No. 246 in Decatur has declared Wednesday, August 22 Rosé Day so we can all celebrate this refreshingly crisp, chilled wine. The restaurant has plenty of fun and tasty activities lined up from 6 - 8 p.m. 

For $30 per person, guests can sample five rosé wines from Italy and California chosen by Beverage Director Lara Creasy, whose wine list recently received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. The wines will be paired with Big Green Egg cookout fare prepared by Executive Chef and Co-owner Drew Belline and Owner Ford Fry. Bites will include smoked porchetta, pickled shrimp and fresh and local summer vegetables. 

After you've had your fill of food and wine, head to the back patio and enjoy live music and ping-pong. Another bonus - just for coming to the tasting and cookout, you'll be entered into a raffle for a free dinner for two at the No. 246 Chef's Counter ($100 value). Don't miss out on celebrating summer's official wine, reserve one of the limited spots by calling 678-399-8246. 

Run for the Rosé at No. 246 - And More - In This Week's Dish

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Watch Uncle Julio's Fire up Fajitas on CBS Better Mornings Tomorrow

It's never too early to start thinking about lunch, so tune in your taste buds to CBS Better Mornings tomorrow morning at 9:45 a.m. to get a peek at some of the "10 items under $10" at Uncle Julio's Fine Mexican Food. On Tuesday, August 21, Uncle Julio's President and CEO Todd Conger will be showing viewers how the restaurant prepares their chicken fajitas, which are included in the "10 items under $10" lunch menu at their Peachtree Street location. The fajitas, along with nachos, veggie quesadillas and more, are offered at this discounted price until 4 p.m. on weekdays at the Buckhead restaurant. For the OTP viewers, Uncle Julio's in Sandy Springs offers $5 margaritas (The Swirl, Julio's Gold margarita on-the-rocks and the classic frozen margarita) and $10 chicken fajitas all day on Sundays.