Saturday, March 2, 2013

What's new on Pinterest: Glad for Green

March has us thinking green! Maybe you're looking for great green ideas for St. Patrick's Day, spring greening or the annual filing for some green on Tax Day in April. Park yourself on our Pinterest board where we've posted recipe keepers such as Matcha green tea ice cream, Key Lime pie mojitos, shamrock macaroons with Baileys chocolate ganache, collard rolls, kale chips and more. It's March and we're Glad for Green! 

Appetizing Aperture

Did you know March is National Caffeine Awareness Month? This is a GREAT excuse for us coffee lovers to branch out and try a different blend, coffee shop or restaurant. If you have yet to try Seven Lamps in the Shops Around Lenox, or even if you're a regular, it's worth the visit to grab a cup of Joe from their extensive coffee program. Featuring Batdorf & Bronson coffee, the restaurant offers "bottomless" mugs, iced, café au lait or steamer-style and in various espresso modes. Don't forget to nibble on one of their pastries while you're at it! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Eat it and Tweep: Sprint2theTable for Fitness and Food Tweets

Laura is into NPC. Not to be confused with NPR. Preparing for National Physique Competitions dictates careful attention to nutrition and getting physical - the two mainstays of her tweets(@Sprint2theTable). Her tweets and blog posts send out some fun and useful food and fitness help for the average Jane and Joe Gymgoer as well.

Sample Tweet:  What new things have you tried to get outside your safety box? Don't be scared to embrace your weird!

MLA My Ride: AmeriPark Valets for Free March 8 at Phipps, Lenox and Perimeter with Code "Melissa Libby"


Count on Atlanta Dish to steer you in the right direction for food and wine matters -- and now, for free valet parking compliments of AmeriPark at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and Perimeter Mall. Friday, March 8 is "Melissa Libby Day" at these AmeriPark locations. Pull up to the valet, name drop "Melissa Libby" and parking is on the house. Indulge in shopping, lunch, dinner or people watching, knowing your car is in safe hands and AmeriPark valets will bring it 'round when you're ready to leave.

Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs Hosts All-Belgian Beer Dinner on March 6


Are you a fan of Belgian-style beers? If so, you don't want to miss out on this beer dinner. On Wednesday, March 6, Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs is hosting a five-course all Belgian beer dinner. The night begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. with complementary items from the restaurant's menu. Beers from all around Belgium will be served as well as U.S.-crafted Belgian-style beers. Liefmans Fruitesse, Maredsous 6 Blonde, Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Ovila Dubbel, Ommegang and Art of Darkness will all be paired with delicious food. Space is limited for this beer dinner and a reservation is required; call 404-252-5378.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A "Barcade" for Downtown


Get ready to play  Nothin' But NetQuadAir HockeyPac-Man Smashfull-size versions of Fruit Ninja and Temple Run, a 10-foot-high Connect 4 board, a life-sized giant crane game and more when Game-X opens across from the Georgia Aquarium in late March. It's 12,000 square feet of fun, y'all. Especially when you factor in the adult beverages and tasty snacks. And fear not, parking's validated nearby for 3 hours. Game-X provides the perfect night out with friends, date night, lunch break or add-on to a concert or sporting event. Go here to get $10 of free play and use your prowess to turn that into a prize that is way better than a stuffed animal. 

Grill Like a Legend -- Fire & Flavor Saddles Up with John Wayne Enterprises to Create All-American Grilling Collection

Timeless, on screen and off, John Wayne embodied the American spirit of authenticity, honesty, optimism and devotion to his country. The Duke loved a good steak, grilled to perfection, according to Ethan Wayne, John Wayne's son and president of John Wayne Enterprises. Athens, Ga.'s own Fire & Flavor is collaborating with John Wayne Enterprises to create a new collection of John Wayne Stock & Supply grilling items -- all made in the good ole' U.S.A. Home grillers will be able to purchase the all-natural, highest-quality spices and charcoal in March. Seasonings lead to bolder chicken, pork and beef. Oak and hickory briquette charcoals allow for quick lighting and sustain long burn times for slow cooking of larger cuts of pork and beef. Saddle up partner and head to this link to round up your posse of grilling items.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bantam + Biddy and Ansley Wine Merchants Host First of Monthly Wine Tasting Series Tonight

No plans tonight? Remedy that by coming out to Bantam + Biddy for a wine tasting and appetizers. The restaurant is teaming up with Ansley Mall neighbor Ansley Wine Merchants to host a wine tasting series on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For a mere $10, you'll sample four different wines and a variety of signature appetizers from Bantam + Biddy, like the pastured deviled eggs with bourbon smoked paprika, pimento cheese with veggies and toast and chopped pastured chicken liver with toast. 

For this month's tasting, Ansley Wine Merchants is featuring SOHO wines of New Zealand, including White Label and Black Label Sauvignon Blanc, White Label Pinot Noir and McQueen Pinot Noir. Found a new favorite? Stop by the store after the tasting to receive a discount on any of the sampled wines.    

Bantam + Biddy is also offering a special perk - stay for dinner and apply the tasting fee toward your meal. 

Get Your Game on at New Game-X Opening Soon in Downtown ATL Plus More in this Week's Dish

Atlantans get ready! Game-X, Legacy Property Group's newest concept, is set to open in late March across from the Georgia Aquarium. Young professionals can let loose with specialty drinks, cocktails and food while having playtime on more than 60 interactive and old-school games. In the meantime, join Pier 213 in Marietta for a crawfish and crab boil or hit up RA Sushi for their spring pairing. There's plenty to do in the "A" this week, plus more in the Dish!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dive into Crawfish and Crab Boils at Pier 213 Seafood

Feeling a little beach-bummed? The fresh catch at Pier 213 Seafood will satisfy any seafood craving with this unbeatable offer. For a limited time, guests to this fast-casual lunch and dinner restaurant in Marietta can dive into a crawfish boil for $4.50 per pound or a crab boil for $3 per pound. Crack open those shells, and enjoy tender meat alongside satisfying potatoes and sweet corn on the cob. Pier 213’s seafood is sourced from the Gulf, ensuring the freshest, highest quality seafood for their sandwiches and plates. Hurry in while it lasts! 

10th & Piedmont Pours Wines at Half Price on Mondays

Wine lovers unite at 10th & Piedmont on Monday nights! As if there was any better way to start off the week, the Midtown restaurant is offering full bottles of their "by the glass" wines at half price. There is no need to settle for just a glass when you can get the bottle without breaking the bank. Drink up!