Friday, August 9, 2013

Life is Just Peachy! Celebrate National Peach Month with our Peachy Keen Pinterest Board

National Peach Month has us feeling extra peachy! Our Peachy Keen Pinterest board is the perfect place to pick recipes for maximizing these luscious stone fruits. Quaff down a peach old-fashioned cocktail. To eat, try peach, prosciutto and ricotta crostini; peach and brie quesadillas with lime-honey dipping sauce; and cornbread shortcake with ham and fresh peach salsa. Skip to dessert? Try our variations on peach ice cream and peach pie themes.

Free "10 for 10" Game Coupon at Game-X with MODA "XYZ" Admission

Video games have been around for decades, but that doesn't mean they aren't changing. Running through September 2 at Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), "XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design" explores some of the most innovative alternative voices helping to shape and transform the medium in exciting new directions. The interactive exhibit, co-presented by MODA and Georgia Tech's Digital Media Program, teaches patrons about the groundbreaking work of women as game designers and artists. Once you're done touring the hands-on exhibit, bring your receipt or MODA sticker over to Game-X and get your hands on a "10 for 10" special. With the purchase of $10 or more worth of game play, you'll receive an additional $10 free. Game on!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

#foodgram - @thebigketch


Seafood lovers, do yourself a favor and follow the official Instagram (@thebigketch) of The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. Prepare to make a visit ASAP. It's not fair to tease your taste buds with the sensory overload of these food photos unless you can fulfill the promise. Seriously.

Appetizing Aperture: Picture Perfect Watsonia Peaches

Summer time is the right time for peaches, and these little beauties are as photogenic as can be. This photo from Watsonia Farms, our neighbors just across the border in South Carolina, has us chomping at the bit to get to those pits. Be sure to check out our Peachy Keen Pinterest board for some sweet ideas for your next batch of Watsonia peaches!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Helping Hand for Janice Reece's Family


There are few people in the Atlanta food community who do not know Janice Reece. She was an icon, working tirelessly for the Atlanta Community Food Bank for 27 years. I can't imagine how many hungry people she helped in that time. Sadly, we lost our friend Janice last week after she lost her battle with cancer. True to her personality, she never wanted the spotlight on her but we're shining it now because we want to celebrate her life and help her family with the medical expenses. So many friends in the business have provided private dinners, gift cards and special meals as incentives for making a donation to the fund established to help.  Please consider a donation as a thank you to a wonderful person who truly dedicated her life to those in need. And pass this along to others. Click here to learn more and contribute. Thank you, Janice. You will be missed.

Dance the Night Away at Der Biergarten's Schlager Party August 17

Get your groove on at this year's fifth annual Schlager Party. Back in the '60s and '70s, German schlager was pretty poppy music, a bit akin to our own country music. You know the type, employing a catchy melody, sentimental lyrics and easy to sing along with (with a few beers under your belt). "Schlager" can also refer to a hit song. Guaranteed the DJ will play everyone's favorite schlager at Atlanta's Schlager Party, co-hosted by Der Biergarten and the German Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, August 17 from 7 p.m.-midnight. The more beer specials guests relish -- such as $9 liters of Krombacher pilsner and Weihenstephan hefe -- the better the schlager is bound to be. Throw on the lederhosen and dirndls because Der Biergarten is bestowing prizes for best costume, including tickets to their German Beerfest, t-shirts and gift cards. Take us home, schlager roads to Der Biergarten in downtown Atlanta's Luckie Marietta District. Oh ja!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

William Austin King Book Signing at Hearth Pizza Tavern on August 10

William Austin King, a student at Loganville High School, does more than just play the bassoon; this talented young man has self-published "Sleep," the first installment in his "Enlight" book series. This young author is also a pizza fan, so he's looking forward to visiting Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs on Saturday, August 10 from 12-3 p.m. for a book signing and reading. Grown ups will enjoy a tasty special Sleep cocktail featuring Absolut Berri Açai vodka, fresh basil, cucumber, ginger and lime juice. Family-friendly refreshment is also on the menu with the non-alcoholic Awake cocktail, which blends pineapple juice, sour mix, orange juice and grenadine. 

Roost at Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy for August 13 Atlanta Community Food Bank Supper Club Plus More in this Week's Dish

Atlanta restaurants continue to roll out the summertime specials, including Seven Lamps chicken and waffles Sundays and $1 oysters and $3 champagne beer-tails during weeknights. You definitely don't want to miss out on the MODA "XYZ" "10 for 10" game-play special at Game-X! There's plenty happening around town, plus much more to chew on in this week's Dish!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Seven Lamps Rolls Out $1 Oysters, $3 "Champagne" Beer-Tails and Sunday Chicken & Waffles Specials

New food and drink specials at Seven Lamps in Buckhead are here to help you get the most out of your week. Keep spirits up during the work week and visit the Buckhead restaurant for $1 oysters and $3 “champagne” (Miller High Life beer-tails). The oysters and “champagne” are available Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. For a seriously satisfying and finger-lickin' end to the weekend, try the the new chicken and waffles dinner special. Available only on Sunday evenings from 5-10 p.m., executive chef Drew Van Leuvan whips up  juicy fried chicken, cheddar waffles plus a side, which will change each week. A half chicken portion is $16 and a whole chicken is $28.