Friday, July 26, 2013

Appetizing Aperture: RA Sushi's Coconut Creme Brulee


RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's homemade coconut creme brulee is looking mighty delicious, especially with National Creme Brulee Day on Saturday, July 27.That glassy layer of caramelized sugar protects the smooth riches underneath...which are still very vulnerable to one's dessert spoon. Eat up!

Whats New on Pinterest: Celebrating National Hot Dog Month

Who let the dogs out? We're not sure, but we're glad someone did! Our Pinterest board is packed with hot dogs that are piled high with all things tasty, like sweet Vidalia onion marmalade, avocado, bacon, kimchi and even peach salsa. Fix up your favorite bun (or make one on your own, we've got the links!) and stack on the flavor with Pinterest inspiration. Get your appetite ready, it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

MLA Out and About: Flew the Coop for Chick-a-Biddy's Grand Opening

Lance Gummere and Shaun Doty's new restaurant, Chick-a-Biddy, left guests with much to cluck about. The grand opening in Atlantic Station was upbeat, delicious and featured farm-fresh menu items from executive chef Scott Weaver. Wood-grilled piri piri chicken, plantain chips with roasted tomato dip and the black bean quinoa burger were just a few of the innovative plates that were served with comforting sides and refreshing juices. The sign outside the door says it all - spread those wings and fly on over!

#foodgram: Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails Shares Beautiful Shots on Instagram

@MiltonsCuisine may be nestled in the heart of historic Crabapple (one of the oldest parts of Fulton County), but they are no strangers to the latest trends in new media. Don't believe us? Check out their beautiful bounty of photos on Instagram. See what it's like to sit down to dinner on the farm or in the dining room at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. Of course, the stunning shots of their delicious dishes are personal faves of ours. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Lunch Service Launches July 29 at Aqua blue in Roswell

Aqua blue has been a staple for dinner, drinks and live entertainment in Roswell for more than a decade, and now they're adding a new way to enjoy the global cuisine and extensive beverage collection. Starting July 29, Aqua blue will be to spot to be for lunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Longtime chef de cuisine and operating partner Kien Sam leads Aqua blue's new lunch offering by making the most of seasonal ingredients. Plenty of lighter fare will help you stay bikini-ready for your own seaside adventures. Highlights include "AB" calamari with sweet chili sauce, tempura green beans and shrimp and veggie spring rolls ($4-9). Soups and crisp salads include hot and creamy New England clam chowder; cucumber salad with crab stick, carrots and citrus ponzu; and the Aqua blue house salad with crumbled feta and asparagus on field greens ($3-$8). Sandwiches include an eight-ounce Angus beef cheeseburger, chicken club, and grilled salmon BLT -- all served with a side ($7-$9). Chef selection entrées encompass pasta, seafood, chicken and beef dishes such as six-spice hanger steak and frites; teriyaki chicken or beef; and grilled chicken or shrimp fettuccini ($9-$14). Popular nigiri and sashimi specialties feature blue ribbon sushi duos, a shareable sashimi appetizer and the sushi combination plate, plus individual bagel maki, California roll, veggie tempura roll, spicy tuna crunch roll and more ($4-$12). And don't forget about Aqua blue's extensive beverage menu, which is fair game along with iced tea and other cool refreshers.

Ferris Wheel Riding Makes You Hungry

Photo Credit: The Partnership/SkyView Atlanta

Wheeeee! The big wheel is turning in the Luckie Marietta District and you're gonna work up an appetite after the ride. While you're up there, scan the horizon for some spots to grab a bite. Might we suggest Der Biergarten for an authentic German dining experience, Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria with its coal-fired pizzas and Italian specialties, STATS for sports viewing and Game-X for an eat-and-play combo? If you're up for a short walk, head to nearby Fifth Group Restaurant Alma Cocina, or for hand-cut steaks, seafood and sushi, Ray's in the City serves it all in a casual, yet elegant setting. Or stay the weekend at the Glenn Hotel and go to them all. Be sure to check out their American comfort-food restaurant Glenn's Kitchen and more sky views at SkyLounge upstairs. Clearly you're going to need to come ride that Ferris wheel more than once!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Take Advantage of Delicious Savings During Downtown Restaurant Week

Atlanta is the prime spot to eat, stay and play this week - a big emphasis on the stay. Downtown Restaurant Week is from Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, August 4, and with deals this amazing there's no better place to be. Top restaurants like Alma Cocina, Ray's in the City and Der Biergarten have created special three-course, prix fixe menus ranging from $15 to $35. Game-X is throwing in a $20 play card with their deal, and Glenn Hotel and Glenn's Kitchen are inviting everyone to dine and dream with their "All Access Package". Don't miss the chance to take advantage of the delicious savings and fabulous fare, it won't be here for long! 

Heads Up for SkyView and Downtown Restaurant Week Deals Plus More in this Week's Dish

Atlanta is soaring to new heights this week - in more ways than one. Downtown Restaurant Week is taking the city by storm and has recruited only the best participants for seven days of outrageous meals and deals. Plan the perfect route to hit all the restaurants around the SkyView Ferris wheel in the Luckie Marietta District of downtown Atlanta. At 20 stories tall, nothing will go unseen. So grab the crew, enjoy the view and check out all the happenings in this week’s Dish!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Celebrate Christmas in July with Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland

The happiest season of all is closer than you may least at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland. Join the neighborhood restaurant for the annual Christmas in July party on Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m.. Put on your Santa hat and enjoy a "Deer & Beer" mix of Samuel Adams Summer Ale and baby Jägermeister shots, followed by more Sam Adams and Jägermeister specials. Everyone who purchases a Sam Adams or Jäger drink will be entered into a drawing for a Weber charcoal grill and Sam Adams swag to show off now (or hold for stocking stuffing). Christmas cookies and a naughty gift giveaway from Santa and the Jäger elves up the ho, ho, ho factor even more. There's no cover charge to get your jingle-bell rock on. See you there!

BB&T Atlanta Open Fans Love All at Chick-A-Biddy in Atlantic Station

Game, set, match, now time to eat! Ace your hunger by heading to newly opened Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station, just steps away from all of the BB&T Atlanta Open court action taking place through Sunday, July 28. The fast-casual restaurant serves up lunch and dinner daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. weekdays and opens for brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Chick-a-Biddy wins over fans with wood-grilled veggies and hummus on crisped flatbread, a black bean quinoa burger and wood-grilled fish tacos. Green Biddies (salads) can be topped with fried chicken, wood-grilled chicken skewer or wood-grilled fish, including the Club Med spinach and tomato salad with cucumber, dried figs, local feta and quinoa tabouli. Weekend brunch dishes run the range from a pork sausage breakfast burger to an egg and chicken protein scramble or organic oatmeal with goji berries, almond milk and caramelized bananas. Little Biddies under age 12 have their own menu of dishes for $7.50 each that include Kiju juice or organic milk. For adults, beer, wine and cocktails are cooling after a day courtside.