Friday, June 21, 2013

Peachy Pinterest Picks

It's been a long wait, but everything is peachy on Pinterest these days and we couldn't be happier. Peaches are hitting the stands at markets and produce departments across the region, and we've been filling our bags with these sweet Southern treats. We've pinned some perfect peach ideas for you to try with your fresh batch: Georgia peach pound cake, grilled peaches, peach margaritas, peach ice cream, peach mango pops and cornbread shortcake with ham and fresh peach salsa. Power to the peaches!

Eat It and Tweep: Reel in The Big Ketch's Deals from a Sea of Tweets

Buckhead may not be on the coast, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the salt-watery action. The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is tweeting about refreshing cocktails and daily specials to ensure that you reel in all the deals. Check out the menu online for all the delicious details or drool over photos on Instagram.

Sample Tweet: Come get your crab fix. It's King Crab Tuesdays!! @ The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Marlow's Tavern in Dunwoody Dishes Out Deals for Restaurant Week


Marlow's Tavern in Dunwoody going above and beyond during Dunwoody Restaurant Week to ensure that no diner goes hungry - or broke! From Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, June 29, lunch goers can enjoy a prix fixe menu offering an appetizer and entree course for $10. Having trouble deciding between the firecracker shrimp and Peking duck sliders? Stop by later for dinner and choose dishes from Marlow's three course prix fixe menu for $20. The only thing better would be nutella and oreo cheesecake - and that's on the menu, too! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bottoms up at The Mill Kitchen & Bar for Wine Dinner on June 26

Chef Ben Castro is taking visitors on a culinary tour without ever leaving Roswell at The Mill Kitchen & Bar on Wednesday, June 26. The six-course menu with wine pairings begins with a duo of oysters -- chickpea crusted and fried with lemon, crème fraîche mousse and micro wasabi accompanied by raw half-shelled oysters with crispy hog jowl, glass shallots and a liquid nitrogen pomegranate granita. Next up, a pasta course of country ham, butter bean and fromage blanc ravioli in a Georgia peach and thyme brown butter sauce followed by salad of seasonal baby field greens with local radishes, goat cheese-stuffed piquillo peppers and an heirloom tomato tartlet in a preserved lemon and pink peppercorn vinaigrette. Course four brings tilefish with a cornmeal and thyme dumpling, sautéed fiddlehead ferns, onion and golden raisin foam, and a salad of mixed micro greens and pickled ramps. A red meat course features lamb lollipops with basil and mint roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower purée, garlic and chili oil. A fresh sampling of rhubarb rounds out the evening for dessert. Each course comes paired with a complementing wine. $60 per person and $100 per couple; tax and gratuity are not included. Menu items subject to change due to seasonality. For reservations, please call 770-817-9345.

Join Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails for Moonlight Garden Dinner in Historic Crabapple

You can't get any closer to fresh garden pickings than the Moonlight Garden Dinner hosted by Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails in Crabapple's Historic District on Sunday, June 23. Join Milton's for a reception at 5 p.m. with tasty hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Guests will be taken on a scenic tour of Milton's Acre and Strawberry Fields before being seated at a table in the Acre for a four-course dinner with wine pairings. The menu, by Executive Chef Derek Dollar, includes a colored baby romaine salad with teardrop tomatoes, roasted pistachios, goat cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette; pan-seared diver sea scallop with heirloom tomato and purple basil risotto; smoked leg of beef, spring Vidalia onions, braised carrots, roasted asparagus, mushroom and bacon bordelaise; and a sweet conclusion of buttermilk and Strawberry Fields panna cotta. As the menu relies on the garden harvest, dishes are subject to change. $79 per person with a non-refundable $95 deposit (including tax and gratuity) required when booking a reservation. Event will be rescheduled if a rain out occurs. To make a reservation, call 678-431-8753. 

Farm Fresh Fare Continues with the Opening of Chick-a-Biddy at Atlantic Station

Chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere of Bantam + Biddy are finally answering the age-old question of, “why did the chicken cross the road?” Well, the answer is to open a new restaurant serving healthy, all-natural poultry. Chick-a-Biddy, which is set to open at Atlantic Station, will have menu options for eaters of all kinds, including those with dietary restrictions. Fresh pressed juices, smoothies and signature cocktails are making a landing onto the menu. Gather up the flock and fly over for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Appetizing Aperture: Celebrate International Sushi Day at RA Sushi

There is no shame in dedicating an entire day to food, and International Sushi Day is here to prove that. Celebrate this scrumptious holiday on Tuesday, June 18 by rolling the crew over to RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. Rejoice in sushi bliss with signature items like the Tootsy Maki, pictured above, or the Mango Lobster Roll. Pair it with a drink from the cocktail menu and celebrate all night long!

Melissa Libby & Associates is Searching for Fall 2013 Interns

Are you a student who is passionate about food/wine culture and public relations? Melissa Libby & Associates is currently seeking two interns for fall 2013. Interns who join the MLA team will work with and learn directly from all agency functions, including media communications, social media, special events and client services. Creativity, positive energy, strong work ethic and great writing skills are important traits for this internship. 

The ideal candidate will also receive school credit for his or her experience with MLA. Internships are 15-22 hours per week from August-December and interns will be paid a $500 stipend at the completion of the program. Schedules are fairly flexible, although Monday mornings are required. Local candidates only! To find out more about Melissa Libby & Associates, please visit our website and our Facebook page.  If you are interested, please send your resume and availability to

Celebrate the Season at Bantam + Biddy's Summer Festival June 23

Soak up summer and flock to Bantam + Biddy for their Summer Festival in the courtyard of Ansley Mall on Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Shop the farmers market for local products from vendors such as Tiny Buffalo, Miller's Artisan Sodas and Frozen Pints. Check out culinary demos by co-owners Shaun Doty at 11 a.m. and Lance Gummere at 2:30 p.m. Games and face painting will amuse children, and the band Christ, Lord performs for all from noon-4 p.m. This is a cash-only event. Yes, Bantam + Biddy will be open from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. offering a menu slam full of locally and regionally sourced all-natural ingredients in a friendly fast-casual and air-conditioned setting.

Enjoy a Night of Food, Drinks and Music at People's Fest

Party down at Atlantic Station with People's Fest 2013 on Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m. “Feel good food” tastings will drive away hunger while rocking all night to live music from Marc Broussard, Sonia Leigh, Ben Deignan and Jameson Elder. Sip drinks throughout the night while rooting on chef favorites in a friendly cook-off. Tickets are $25 and benefit City of Refuge!

Party in the Streets During People's Fest Food and Music Festival Plus More in this Week's Dish

There's never a dull moment in the "A", and this week the people are in charge. People’s Fest is taking over the streets this weekend, and is throwing a party for all to join. Southern-style samplings, cool brews and live music make for a night of excitement -- and all for a good cause. So grab those party pants and get a taste of everything Atlanta’s cooking up this week. All the details are in this week’s Dish

Weeknight Specials at The Mil Kitchen & Bar


Here's some parental guidance for moms and dads looking for a kid-friendly dining deal. At The Mill Kitchen & Bar in Roswell, children 12 years old and under eat free from the kid's menu on Tuesday nights from 5-8 p.m. with the purchase of an entrée from the regular menu. Tyke-tempting menu options include a mini burger made from White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef and served with American cheese on a brioche bun; Ashley Farms hormone- and steroid-free chicken fingers with honey mustard; fried Georgia shrimp; mac and cheese; grilled American cheese on buttered challah; a PB & J made from organic peanut butter and house-made jam on crustless challah; and buttered noodles with Parmesan. Mouthwatering full-sized entrées include options such as fried Ashley Farms chicken with cast iron-baked mac and cheese and local greens; Georgia shrimp and Alice's Red Mule Gouda grits; barbeque Niman Ranch pork belly served with not-yo-mama's potato salad and creamed green beans; and seared trout with a creamy cornmeal cake and a radish and micro green salad ($17-$24). Those who can't make up their minds should go back Wednesday night for another special - half-off on select bottles of wine. And every day, every night, Chef Ben Castro draws upon local farms, ranches and artisans for sustainably raised meats and organic fare.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Big Patio Party at The Big Ketch Thursday

Let's pretend we live at the beach. Bright sunny skies, plenty of cold beer, and your favorite seafood.  Now keep that dream alive by bringing your friends to the patio party this Thursday, June 20 at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead. The laid-back seafood grill is hosting a flip-flop perfect patio party from 5-9 p.m. and is offering complimentary oysters for partygoers from 5-7 p.m. Throughout the event, they have live music, $3 Sol and $5 Montevina pinot grigio. If only every day could be like Thursday.