Friday, May 17, 2013

Barks & Beers Sets Tails Wagging at Der Biergarten on May 18

It’s time to take your woofer out for a day trip! Furry friends and their wagging tails are welcome at Barks & Beers at Der Biergarten on Saturday, May 18 from 4-8 p.m. with sales benefiting Georgia SPCA. Let your pups have their fun while you cool off with $5 Weihenstephan Hefe and $9 liters of Konig Ludwig or test your skill at beer pong, foosball and shuffleboard. With refreshing beers, games, and live music by Die Durtzbaum, Barks & Beers is a guaranteed night of fun for both owners and their furry friends; you might even need a hair-of-the-dog strategy for the morning after. 

"Beers Across Georgia" and a Big Green Egg BBQ Anchor Ray's on the River May 18 Saturday Lawn Party

At Ray's on the River  the grass is always greener, and the egg is bigger and greener too. On Saturday, May 18 from 1-4 p.m., Ray's Big Green Egg is all fired up for their Saturdays on the River barbecue event. Take advantage of the flood of locally brewed beers on hand and become an expert in "Beers Across Georgia." Ray's Saturday lawn parties always have plenty of drink specials, scenic river views and everything you need for a day of outdoor family fun! 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

ATL Mixologist Movers and Shakers Vie for ACVB Centennial Cocktail Contest - The Votes Are Up to You

There's no better time than summer for sipping a cocktail on the patio of your favorite Atlanta restaurant. But which mixed drink outshines the rest? You be the judge! Whether your favorite is tequila, vodka or whiskey, ATL-inspired cocktails are taking over the city as mixologists strive to win your vote and have their drink crowned as Atlanta’s “Centennial Cocktail”. We've got a list of must-try cocktails, including some of our favorites like Ecco's Destination South and Ray's in the City's newest concoction, the Atlantamaker. Don’t forget to give your winner the recognition it deserves!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vote Now for Jezebel's 100 Best Restaurants

Applaud your favorite eateries by voting for them on Jezebel's 100 Best Restaurants 2013 . Input your personal top 10 then scroll down the list of more than 60 categories to add other top spots as you desire. We have some "bests" on the tips of our tongues for categories such as new restaurant, rising-star chef, sweet spot, burger, barbecue, 'wich, new OTP eatery, Italian, romantic dinner, taqueria, people watching, neighborhood pub, farm-to-fork, outside patio, group dining, mobile eats, barkeep and catch (seafood). The poll closes May 31 so be sure to submit your votes pronto! And it's okay to vote with your mouth full!

Rise and Shine ATL! Weekday Breakfasts are Half Off at Bantam + Biddy


Beating the rooster out on wake-up calls this month, Bantam + Biddy gives Midtowners cause to rise and shine early on May mornings -- a breakfast promo of 50 percent off on Monday through Friday breakfast tabs. The Ansley Mall eatery serves weekday breakfast from 7:30-11:30 a.m. In case those reading glasses aren't handy, here's the fine print: Monday through Friday breakfast only, excludes alcohol, one discount -- $10 max -- per table, and not valid with any other offer. Enough said. Let's eat!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Appetizing Aperture

There's nothing like biting into a field-fresh strawberry when the summer weather starts to heat up. Luckily, crates full of strawberry bliss are heading out from Watsonia Farms in Monetta, S.C. and are bursting with the refreshingly sweet flavor that only certified organic berries can yield. Organic farming forerunner Watsonia bears organic certification from Clemson University and the USDA, so you can rest easy about bringing these little beauties to the table.

What’s New on Pinterest?

Photo by Little Cake Bakery 

Strawberry mousse cake, strawberry basil jam, strawberry and goat cheese flatbread. Are you noticing a theme? We sure are. May is National Strawberry month, and we are berry excited about all the new recipe’s flooding our “Super Strawberry” Pinterest board. Don’t worry; when your mouth gets dry from drooling over these strawberry-inspired desserts, you can quench your thirst with a strawberry thyme cocktail!

Sit, Sip and Vote in ACVB’s Centennial Cocktail Contest Plus More in this Week’s Dish

Atlanta is taking competition to a new level with ACVB’s Centennial Cocktail Contest. Roam the city’s best restaurants to find your favorite cocktail made by expert mixologists. Once you’ve found your winner, vote away! Not sure where to head first? We’ve got it covered. Check out this week’s Dish for cocktail hotspots, patio perching, and other Atlanta festivities to enjoy this May! 

Eat it and Tweep: Now Open, Gunshow Right on Target with News Tweets


Kevin Gillespie's new restaurant Gunshow is open and getting the word out on all the excitement, weekly menus and media coverage via Twitter (@GunshowATL). Sneak a peek via snapshots and links to Facebook and their website.

Sample Tweet:  The Daily South from @Southern_Living named Gunshow a "cutting edge kitchen in Atlanta." Come and see us!