Friday, April 5, 2013

Eat It and Tweep: Tyler Williams Tweets at Woodfire Grill


As executive chef at Woodfire Grill, Tyler Williams is constantly thinking out loud about how to show off the season's freshest and best ingredients. Or he's sharing about how we can help with causes such as Team HIDI and Taste of the Nation for Share Our Strength. Or he's showing where you can learn a new cooking skill or menu idea at one of his chef demos. Keep up with this busy chef on Twitter (@tylerjamie79).

Sample Tweet: Foie torchon. Cocoa puffs. Malted foie powder. Burnt bread. Pickled strawberry. Cocoa berry bubbles....

What's New on Pinterest: Great Grilled Cheese

In honor of April being National Grilled Cheese Month, we're pinning Great Grilled Cheese ideas. The ultimate comfort food that's a cinch to make - what could be better? Whether you're in the mood for a honey truffled grilled cheese or want to get fancy with a balsamic Brussels sprout variation, we've got enough pins to last you through this month and even into May! 

Appetizing Aperture

Shrimp Bhojanic shows off jumbo shrimp, sautéed with garlic and curry leaves then served in a tangy tomato and onion masala sauce at Bhojanic in the original Decatur restaurant and the newly opened Buckhead location in the Shops Around Lenox. Feeling bold? They're glad to turn up the spice factor on this plate for those who dare.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lawyers Need Love Too


Did you hear the one about the lawyer and the light bulb? Oh, wait. No lawyer jokes allowed next Tuesday, April 9, for National Be Kind to Lawyers Day!  And since it's already a lawyer hangout, Article 14 suggests you come in and buy your favorite attorney a Manhattan and some bacon-wrapped dates. While there, check out the "legends on the wall," a series of portraits of prominent Atlanta lawyers. Case closed. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Can Your Bracket Hack It? Big RA Sushi Showdown Pits Man vs. Sushi

It's live, uncut RA Sushi Tootsy Maki roll action, and it's all going down at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's third Sushi Showdown on Sunday, April 7 from 3-6 p.m. With eyes fixed on the uncut Tootsy Maki rolls set before them, two heats of 12 competitors will race the three-minute clock and each other to see who can put down the most sushi and move up the brackets. Three competitors from each heat will advance to the Championship Sushi Showdown where they'll vie to devour as many Tootsy Maki rolls as they can in five minutes. The consummate winner takes home a "RA Sushi for a Year" package containing 12 $50 RA Sushi gift certificates. RA Sushi gift certificates of $100, $50 and $25 go respectively to second, third and fourth place winners. All participants receive a complimentary appetizer or lunch card and a RA Sushi sweatband. Fans partake in the action as well, scoring Throwdown and Tokyo Tussle sushi rolls ($6-$7) and powerful drink specials such as Free Throw Bombs ($5), Kirin and Kirin Light ($5) plus sake ($1), Half Court Bombs of Red Bull with a shot of fruity vodka or Jägermeister ($6), or the Rim "RA"cker, a Skyy Vodka and Red Bull cocktail ($7). Flying Fish Lounge specials kick in Sundays at 8 p.m. Whether you're competing or eating and drinking, give RA Sushi your best shot.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bring It On -- Dick Vitale Signing Event at STATS on April 5 and Game-X on April 8

Even if your team didn't make it to the Final Four, March Madness continues into April's on- and off-court hoopla when STATS and Game-X both host Dick Vitale for afternoon greet and autographing sessions. The basketball coach turned ESPN sportscaster will be at STATS on Friday, April 5 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and at Game-X on Monday, April 8 from noon-1 p.m. Fans may bring in anything that they would like to have Vitale sign, or they can purchase merchandise at STATS and Game-X. Take an early timeout from the office to sideline at STATS for Friday afternoon fun and multi-screen sports viewing along with seriously hearty American fare, pull-your-own drafts or staff-served beer, cocktails and wine. For a Monday match-up, stay on after the Vitale signing to sneak in a few rounds of "Nothing but Net" followed by a champion gourmet burger and a beer or cocktail at Game-X. It's a win for everyone!

BurgerFication of the Nation® Reaches Atlanta as BurgerFi® Opens April 16 in Emory Point

Taking the classic roadside burger on a healthier ride straight to Atlanta, BurgerFi® will stamp its BurgerFication of the Nation® imprint on Decatur's Emory Point when it opens on Tuesday, April 16. Within the iconic bun lies juicy grass-fed Angus beef burgers, sustainably and humanely raised on a vegetarian diet, right here on the good old U.S.A. These patties are freshly made, never frozen. Missing, but definitely not missed, are antibiotics, additives and added hormones. Offerings include a variety of beef burgers and build-your-owns, the VegeFi® quinoa burger, a Hippie burger, natural hot dogs fixed NY-, Chicago- or Texas-style, and Wagyu Kobe beef or chicken-apple dogs. Accessorize with hand-cut fries or crispy onion rings, freshly prepared frozen custards, Coca-Cola and Boylan cane sugar sodas, wine or craft beer. Treat yourself to an extra helping of the snooze button in the morning, because the Breakfast All Day Burger will be waiting for you no matter when you arrive. Featuring a beef burger, cheese, bacon, maple syrup, fried egg, hash browns, onions and ketchup, the “B.A.D.” Burger is nothing but a good time in a bun. Dine in good conscious because this EarthCraft-certified, environmentally friendly BurgerFi® recycles it all, from containers to oils, provides furniture made from recycled soda bottles and runs low-electricity fans.

Park It On the Patio for Atkins Park Virginia-Highland Thursday Specials Plus More in this Week's Dish

Get ready for some delicious and juicy burgers! BurgerFi®, serving all-natural burgers, dogs and custards is soon to open up in Emory Point. Can't wait until April 16 to get your eat on? Visit Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland on Thursday nights for pizzas cooked on the Big Green Egg. Yum! There is plenty to eat up plus more in this week's Dish!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Atkins Park Virginia-Highland Primes for Patio Season with Thursday Night Big Green Egg Pizza and Beer Specials


Hibernation season is over. Peel off the parka and prepare to park yourself on the patio at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland for even more personal attention than usual. On Thursday nights, the Atkins Park crew is stoking up the Big Green Egg to turn out personal pizzas. These chefs are experienced BG Eggers, and guests are in for a crispy-gooey and little-bit-smoky treat. Share or just go ahead and order another one or two for the table. How cool that they're highlighting a different Sierra Nevada craft brew each week? Live music begins at 10 p.m. making this patio a fantastic place to soothe a case of spring fever.