Friday, February 8, 2013

Eat it and Tweep: Ellen at Fadó Irish Pubs Follows Futbol, 6 Nations and More


Ellen Peacock(@fado_ellen), the marketer for Fadó Irish Pubs, is THE person to follow with St. Patrick's Day just around the corner and heavy sports seasons not too far off. She knows all the happenings at Fadó Irish Pub, so you'll want to add her to your list!

Sample Tweet:  On a cold Winter's day: Try Corned beef & cabbage @fadoatlanta Hearty, warm & deee-licous. Photo courtesy- Kelsey Orr

What's new on Pinterest: Relishing Romance

(Photo from Little Cake Bakery)

Relishing Romance is the topic du jour with Valentine's Day right around the corner! Looking for sweet treats for your honey or a Valentine's Day Party? We've got you covered with all sorts of sinfully delicious recipes! Find the perfect recipe from our heart-felt inspirations on our Pinterest board. 

Appetizing Aperture: Aria's Valentine's Day Dessert

Looking for the perfect way to end the night after a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with your special someone? Aria Pastry Chef Kathryn King has you covered with this dreamy chocolate dessert. If this photo is enough to give you butterflies, just image what sharing the real thing could do for your love life. Embrace more Valentine’s Day dining options here on the Atlanta Dish.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lure Hosts Atlanta Community Food Bank Supper Club on February 19

Head to Lure Tuesday, February 19 to be a part of The Atlanta Community Food Bank Supper Club which will reel in 20 percent of the day's sales at Lure in Midtown. Join them for lunch or dinner -- the more you eat, the more they give. Easy enough, considering Lure's menu is loaded with grilled fresh seafood and meats in shareable or sizeable portions, plus a whole menu section of "Raw, chilled and really fresh" selections. And then there's dessert. Reserve your place online or call 404-817-3650 and be sure to say "I'm dining out for ACFB."

The Mill Adds Southern Farmhouse Dinner Chic to Historic Roswell


The Mill Kitchen and Bar, opening February 18 by brothers Scott and Randy McCray with Chicken and the Egg owner Marc Taft, adds southern farmhouse dinner chic to Historic Roswell! Located at 590 Mimosa Boulevard, the quintessential Southern neighborhood spot wears easygoing farmhouse appeal. Taft gives a nod to modern tastes with culinary inspired cocktails, bourbons, wines and microbrews. There is truly a dish for everyone, so be sure to head their way this February!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dine at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 or The Optimist on February 9 to Benefit Team Hidi

Make a difference with your weekend plans! Join JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist Saturday night, February 9, to help Ryan Hidinger fight stage 4 gallbladder cancer. The restaurants are teaming up to host a Ryan Hidinger Benefit and donating 5 percent of dinner service profits to Team Hidi to help cover medical expenses. Bring your friends and eat delicious food for a great cause!

RA Sushi Lets Loose with "Mardi RA" Fat Tuesday Party


On Tuesday, February 12, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is celebrating Fat Tuesday with "Mardi RA", giving Atlantans a much shorter trip from home and more money for food and drink specials to go along with the festivities and DJ entertainment. Go all out by spending some of your short-trip savings on Mardi Gras beads and attire. "Mardi RA" Big Easy specials heat up the party. Sriracha amps up noodle-laden spicy chicken and shishito green necklace ($7) and the chili shrimp roll ($8) while three beef kushiyaki skewers with teriyaki sauce ($9) appease mild-mannered souls. "Mardi RA" cocktails speak the NOLA language, translating to a Southern Julep with Southern Comfort and Maker's Mark ($8) and the HurRAcane storming with Southern Comfort and fresh fruit juices ($8). 

Atkins Park Smyrna Mardi Gras/Oyster Festing Begins This Friday


Oyster fans, get ready to head to Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Smyrna as they roll out their 2nd Annual Oyster/Mardi Gras Fest this Friday, February 8 through Tuesday, February 12!  The fun starts on Friday night when live music from Dixie Duncan band starts up beginning at 11 p.m. Buy tickets online for Saturday's tented band fest and Sunday events, $5 in advance and $10 day of event at the door. There's a heap more hoopla at Monday's family friendly Lundi Gras and Tuesday's Mardi Gras mask party with band Andrew Black & Friends!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Peachtree-Pine Street Homeless Shelter Rooftop Garden Needs Your Seed Money to Grow

Help the Peachtree-Pine Street Homeless Shelter Rooftop Garden raise $2,500 to get off the ground and grow. The organic garden is part of the 100 Urban Gardens goal to build 100 urban gardens across 100 cities in the U.S. Partners PACT. Whole Foods Foundation and Indiegogo are behind the drive, pointing out that only 2 percent of our children eat enough fruits and veggies! The Peachtree-Pine space can accommodate a minimum of 40 rectangular beds plus vertical beds growing almost as many benefits as veggies. Learn about urban food production, sustainable technologies and all the benefits they bring. Don't forget to donate here!

New Pier 213 Seafood Brings Gulf-to-Plate Goodness to Marietta

Chances are Gulf Coast vacationers have heard of Irvington Seafood in Mobile, Alabama - or enjoyed their premium seafood at Atlanta-area restaurants over the past eight years. Now, owners and Marietta residents Kevin and Kammie Sakprasit are bringing their experience and expertise to their own community with the opening of their own eatery, Pier 213 Seafood on Wednesday, February 13. Located just a few blocks from the historic Marietta Square at 35 S. Marietta Parkway, the new venue is a family friendly, fast-casual restaurant where the brother and sister team can share their passion for seafood with their own neighbors. Guests contemplate the variety of fried, grilled, and steamed plates, po’ boys, sandwiches and the signature crab cake dish ($6.99-$15.99) before ordering at the counter. Shareable appetizers, sides and homemade desserts round out the menu delivering five-star flavor without five-star prices.

Take Your Next Lunch Break to Try the New Menu at No. 246

By: Jaimie Goss
One of the perks of working in Decatur is the abundance of terrific lunch options at nearby restaurants. The new menu at No. 246 was designed for all the office workers out there who want to take a break from tacos or a footlong sub, enjoy a midday meal and still have time to make it back to their desk on time. 

Most of the new menu items are around $10, so no need to break out the company credit card. Get the meal started with fried calamari with lemon, garlic knots or some crispy cheese for the table ($5-$9). Sandwiches include the eggplant or chicken Parm, sausage and peppers (pictured above), porchetta and the No. 246 burger ($8-$11). And while you aren't running a race, you are climbing the corporate ladder, so fuel up with pasta selections like the spaghetti and shrimp, wood-baked ziti and meatballs, agnolotti, carbonara and manicotti ($9-$14). To show your co-workers you're a team player, order pizzas like the salami, mushroom, Margherita or fattoria-style to share ($10-$16). Chopped, flatbread or house salads can be made for meat lovers as well ($9-$12). Finally, don't forget to add side dishes, like ceci peas, roasted beets, fries, Brussels sprouts, braised greens, fried polenta and crispy onions. Happy lunching! 

Let the Good Times Roll at Atkins Park Smyrna & RA Sushi Mardi Gras Festivities and More in This Week's Dish!

This month is full of celebrations! Get steamed, grilled and fried with the Atkins Park Tavern Smyrna Mardi Gras/Oyster Fest on February 8-12. Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style at RA Sushi's "Mardi RA" party February 12 and enjoy great food and drink specials. February is a happening month so don't miss out on all the fun festivities in this week's Dish!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bantam + Biddy Provides a Great Reason to Dine Out on Mondays

Not in the mood to cook dinner on Monday nights? Then add Bantam + Biddy's Monday charity nights to your dining rotation. Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere make Monday night dinners a meaningful time by passing on 10 percent of the restaurant's profits after 5 p.m. to area charities. On February 11, Piedmont Park Conservancy benefits from your meal out, and on February 18, Autism Speaks brings home the golden egg of donations.

Forget Chocolates – It’s a Meat Market This Valentine’s Day with White Oak Pastures’ Online Sale

What will it be – tacos, savory shepherd’s pie, butter herbed steak? Those are just a few of the ideas that we managed to cook up at home for meals together after the last awesome White Oak Pastures online sale!

Now just in time for Valentine’s Day, they’re back with some better-for-you grass-fed beef and pastured poultry specials that will perfect your Valentine’s Day menu! Hurry and order before the afternoon of February 6 to take advantage of these great prices. Who needs chocolate when a candle-lit home-cooked meal is waiting?