Friday, August 16, 2013

What's New on Pinterest? Scrumptious Sandwiches

The sandwich is one of our all-time favorite culinary creations; with untold treasures nestled between fresh baked bread, we just can't help diving in. That's why we assembled a sandwich dream team on our Scrumptious Sandwiches Pinterest board. We found hearty two-handers, lunchbox delights and even some breadless wonders that are sure to cut the mustard.

Appetizing Aperture: Hushpuppies from The Big Ketch

Did Discovery's Channel's Shark Week leave you craving seafood? Head to The Big Ketch to satisfy that appetite! Whether its the shrimp and grits, Charleston-style lump crab cakes or a big salad, pair your order with a basket of their famous hushpuppies with remoulade dipping sauce ($2.95 half/$4.95 full basket). Crispy, warm and oh so delicious, these hushpuppies make for the perfect appetizer or side item. Check out their lunch and dinner menus and plan your visit now! 

STATS Helps Save Our Water with Five-Course SweetWater Beer Dinner on Aug. 23

"Can't make good beer without good water," confess the brewmasters at SweetWater Brewing Company. No wonder this Atlanta-based brewery has been dedicated to protecting local waterways for more than a decade. Jumping in the boat to help the Waterkeeper Alliance's Save Our Water CampaignSTATS is hosting a five-course dinner with SweetWater beer pairings on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. Georgia trout roe and house-made potato chips pair up with SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen; SweetWater Blue is a natural alongside an arugula, fig and blueberry salad with homemade ricotta; IPA-brined crispy quail arrives with SweetWater IPA; porcini-rubbed hangar steak and SweetWater 420 team up well; and SweetWater Georgia Brown complements Krispy Kreme bread pudding, incorporating more of the same brew. $45 per person including tax, gratuity and a $10 donation to the Save Our Water Campaign. To reserve a spot, call 404-974-2944 or email Mary Jo Schmidt at

Thursday, August 15, 2013

#foodgram - @marlowstavern

Hunting the 'gram for dinner ideas? Look no further, because Marlow's Tavern (@Marlowstavern) brings some serious flavor to your smart phone. With 10 Atlanta-area Marlow's Tavern locations (not to mention Orlando and Winter Park, FL), you won't have to travel far to taste the real thing.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Show Us Your Schlager at Der Biergarten's Schlager Party on August 17

Karaoke has met its match! At Der Biergarten's Schlager Party, German pop-country music from the hip '60s and '70s will roll off lips as easily as $9 liters of Krombacher pilsner and Weihenstephan hefe go down on August 17 from 7 p.m.-midnight. Put on your best German attire, and you're a shoe-in for Schlager swag and prizes. Whether you say "Ich bin ein Berliner!"or "I am an Atlantan," you'll have a grand time. Read more on our blog.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Mill Kitchen & Bar Brings Monday Night Brewing Specials to Alive After Five in Roswell on August 15

The kids are back in the classroom and the daylight hours are dwindling fast. Summer is drawing to a close, so savor it while it lasts at Roswell's family friendly Alive After Five event, coming up on the third Thursday of the month, August 15. The streets will come alive with revelers strolling through the shops and galleries of Roswell's historic district to the sounds of live music from 5-9 p.m. Check out the evening's craft specials at The Mill Kitchen & Bar - the handcrafted brews of Monday Night Brewing. This local brewery operates under the mantra of "brewing for the weeknights." Last time we checked, Thursday nights qualify. The Mill will offer its regular menu of farm-to-fork regional fare served in smaller tastes and bar snacks on up to full entrée plates. Can't make it to this week's Alive After Five festivities? Don't forget that kids eat free from the kids' menu from 5-8 p.m. on weeknights, so the whole clan can stop by for some family fun any night of the week.

"Get Hooked" at The Big Ketch Deck Party on August 15

Ahoy, mateys! Grab your captain and crew and head to the deck party at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead. This Thursday, August 15, coast into The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill where a "Get Hooked" deck party washes away that workday stress from 5-7 p.m. Find your hidden treasure with $2 Sam Adams Whitewater IPA, $4 Montevina wine, a party-special summer cocktail for $5 and two-for-$2 grilled garlic-Parmesan oysters. Kontraband will be delivering your favorite tunes live, letting you succumb to the beachfront vibe. So don't become a cast away -- head to the deck on Thursday for food and fun!

Get Hooked at The Big Ketch Deck Party August 15 Plus More in this Week's Dish

It's the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors, and this week The Big Ketch in Buckhead is celebrating the warm weather at their "Get Hooked" deck party. Music, food and drinks will be flowing from 5-7 p.m on August 15. Check out the delicious details, plus all the other culinary fun in this week's Dish!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Aqua blue - Celebration Spans August 14-21

With so many friends contributing to 12 successful years at Aqua blue in Roswell, the restaurant is stretching its anniversary celebration over seven days beginning August 14 and culminating with an anniversary party on Wednesday, August 21. Guests dining at Aqua blue from August 14-21 can enjoy a special three-course menu for $20.01 per person that features a tasting plate, entrée and dessert. Main plate options include Maine lobster ravioli with portobello, fennel, chives and lobster knuckle sauce; wild shrimp and scallop grits with Nora Mills stone-ground corn grits, roasted tomato beurre blanc and julienne vegetables in a chardonnay cream sauce; or grilled beef tenderloin pan-seared with whipped potatoes, asparagus and Harvey's Bristol Cream mushroom sauce. Additionally, each table of guests will receive a thank you card containing a surprise such as 10 percent off, a free appetizer or entrée or a $50 gift card. The official anniversary party on August 21 boasts live music from the band Open the Skye, complimentary cake and a champagne toast. That evening, each guest will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing of free dinner for a year (must be present at the night's drawing to win). In addition to marking 12 great years, Aqua blue also is commemorating the recent start of its weekday lunch service and the excitement over longtime chef Kien Sam becoming an operating partner.

Raise your Pint on Wednesday Nights at Atkins Park

Join Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland this month for Wednesday Night Pint Nights! Buy a pint of New Belgium and the glass is yours. Also, for each New Belgium pint sold, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition receives $1 to help fund Atlanta Streets Alive. Wednesday is only two days away, so make plans now to stop by and have a mid-week pint for a good cause.

Join Bantam + Biddy & Chick-a-Biddy Tomorrow Evening for the Atlanta Community Food Bank Supper Club

Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall and Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station, are hosting the Atlanta Community Food Bank Supper Club on Tuesday, August 13 from 5-10 p.m. With farm-fresh, all-natural and pastured chicken dishes and other regional fare, dinner for the family looks like an easy choice and the ACFB receives 20 percent of each purchase. For those too busy to dine in, call ahead to Bantam + Biddy and pick up a family meal that serves three to five for $42!