Friday, September 13, 2013

Appetizing Aperture: RA Sushi's Moshi Mojito

Join RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown and enjoy Moshi Mojitos for $6 each in September. The mix of mint, lime and rum with a hint of soda bubbles and sugar provides the relaxation after a hard day's work or the jolt to get the night started!

RA Sushi: 1010 Midtown, 1080 Peachtree St., Atlanta 30309

What's New on Pinterest? Taters on the Table

Calling all tater connoisseurs, spuds are your buds for an easy transition from summer cookouts to fall comfort foods. Cooking is supposed to be fun and relaxing, so let our One Potato, Two Potato board help make it just that. It tastes a whole lot better than trying the rock/paper/scissors method of deciding what to serve. Potato recipes are endlessly delicious. Pack up loaded baked potato salad for tailgating, pulled pork baked potatoes for fast feeding, egg-stuffed baked potatoes for brunch or bacon-loaded baked potato soup that fills in for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

PS. Don't forget to snap a shot of your creation and pin it for the rest of us foodies to indulge in.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Party in the Kitchen with Open Hand on September 19

Come together for amazing food and a great cause September 19. Join Open Hand for Party in the Kitchen at the Event Gallery in the King Plow Arts Center, where chefs and guests hobnob in the kitchen to raise funds for Open Hand. Be on the lookout for Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina, Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy, Joe Schafer of King + Duke and David Bradley of Lure. Tantalizing food, wine and silent auction tempters are all part of the plan. A VIP reception with Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow begins at 6:30 p.m., and the main event opens up at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets or donate online. Over the past 25 years, nonprofit Open Hand has become the nation's largest provider of home-delivered, medically appropriate meals and nutrition education. The organization prepares, packs and delivers more than two million meals annually across metro Atlanta and 17 Georgia counties.

See Your Favorite Chefs at the Visionary Dinner for Southface on Sept. 25

See all your favorite Atlanta chefs lend their talents for a good cause at the 15th annual Visionary Dinner on Wednesday, September 25. The event raises awareness and funding for Southface's continued work in sustainable community development, high-performance affordable housing, green jobs training, clean energy and green building. The evening includes a wine-paired, five-course, locally sourced feast created by some of the city's top chefs, and takes place in the Egyptian Ballroom at the fabulous Fox Theatre. Chefs include Adam Evans of The Optimist, Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor of Heirloom Market BBQ, Mary Moore of The Cook's Warehouse, Chrysta Poulos of King + Duke and Zeb Stevenson, chef, consultant and "Chopped" champion. 

The cocktail reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $300. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here.

Southface's "vision" began in 1978 when the organization first started promoting sustainable homes, workplaces and communities. Today, Southface continues to develop partnerships between government agencies, businesses and community-based organizations to create programs that will impact thousands of people each year. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

“Get Up in Our Grill” Party at Marlow’s Tavern Dunwoody – September 14

Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody celebrates the finalists of the restaurant’s “Get Up in Our Grill” recipe contest on Saturday, September 14, 2-5 p.m. Grill masters across Atlanta submitted their best recipes, and five finalists were recently selected by executive chef and co-owner John Metz. Find out who wins the grand prize of a Big Green Egg, enjoy drink specials and complimentary samples of the top recipes. Reservations may be made by calling 678-661-9595 or emailing

Milton's Fork & Screen on the Green in Historic Crabapple Wants You to "Meet the Parents" Over a Boxed Chef Dinner

Summer is slowly coming to an end, but that doesn't mean all of its fun activities are too. Bring your family, friends or special someone for a treat under the stars to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whether this is your first time seeing it or you know every line, midweek laughter is in the forecast when Milton's Fork & Screen on the Green shows "Meet the Parents" on Wednesday, September 11. In this PG-13 comedy, Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) wants to propose to girlfriend Pam but must ask Pam's father (Robert De Niro) for her hand in marriage. Dad happens to be an ex-CIA agent who puts the wannabe groom through the wringer. Yikes! Talk about being nervous to meet the family. Bring your own chair or blanket to the Crabapple lawn-gone-cinema setting. Let Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails take care of the rest, including delectable chef-prepared boxed dinners ($25 per person) and a cash bar featuring Vixen Vodka cocktails and FIJI water. Going to the movies just became even more luxurious. Movie viewing is complimentary; no outside food or beverages permitted. Showtime starts when the sun goes down. Reservations and more information: 770-817-0161. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Eat Up During Cobb Restaurant Week Through September 14


Join in and get a taste of the good life during Cobb Restaurant Week, currently in full swing until Saturday, September 14. Prix fixe menus include three-course, $25 dinners at favorites like Ray's on the River and South City Kitchen Vinings, and a $35 dinner at the classic Old Vinings Inn. Take advantage of the $15 prix fixe brunch at Old Vinings Inn if brunch suits the Saturday agenda. Prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. Pick your date and make reservations on Open Table.

Set Your Sights on Big Buck World Championship Qualifiers at Game-X Through October 13

Leave that ugly orange vest at home and stalk some prey in style during the Big Buck World Championship qualifiers at Game-X. Running through October 13, digital hunters will be able to show off their sharpshooting skills without ever leaving behind the comforts of air conditioning and a stocked bar. Sip on The Outdoorsman, a bourbon cocktail from the trophy beverage menu, to steady your nerves while you plan the perfect shot. And just try finding entrées ($9-$11) like the BBQ bacon stack, double stack, Buffalo wrap or Cuban out in the wilderness. The deer may be virtual, but with an invite to November's worldwide finals in Chicago on the line, the competition is sure to get very real. 

Pop Over for a Pop Up Chef Lunch from King + Duke Plus More in this Week's Dish

On Wednesday, September 11, King + Duke is making a special pop-up appearance at Westside Provisions District Pop-Up Chef series. Grab your $8 Scoutmob deal and enjoy the chef-prepared lunch to-go. Check out all the other culinary happenings going on in Atl, plus much more in this week's Dish

Monday, September 9, 2013

Swing by King + Duke to Pick Up a Pop Up Chef Lunch on September 11

Do you feel like your lunch break is too short to dine out? Think again as Pop Up Chef comes to the rescue under the striped tent in the Westside Provisions District at the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road. This brain-food brainchild adds a bit of intrigue because you'll know the restaurant ahead of time but can't see the menu until the day before. King + Duke will fill the grab 'n go on Wednesday, September 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Keep an eye open for the menu on Facebook on September 10. Scoutmob has an $8 handpicked Pop Up Chef deal that's well worth clicking.

Ford Fry Nominated for GRACE Restaurateur of the Year Award After Dishing Out Several ATL Successes


Love this award acronym and the chef who’s up for it. Ford Fry is a finalist for the Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) award for Restaurateur of the Year. It is no surprise to see Fry nominated by his industry peers for this seventh annual award recognizing leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Georgia’s restaurant industry. Boy, has he! With restaurants JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist and King + Duke under his toque, not to mention food and fun-loving community contributions such as summer’s annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival and People’s Food Truck in his pantry, it’s apparent Fry is a key ingredient in Atlanta’s diverse restaurant scene. GRACE winners will be announced November 10 at the GRACE Awards Gala to be held at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. The theme of this year's event will be a farm-to-table look and feel. Aside from a cocktail reception, three-course dinner featuring delights from the finalists, there will also be live music to entertain the night away. Grab your favorite people and join in a festive night honoring Georgia's most brilliant minds in the food industry. Visit the Georgia Restaurant Association website for more information and to make your reservation. 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Follow @TinLizzysCantina on Instagram

Our #foodgram of the week is Tin Lizzy's Cantina (@tinlizzyscantina). Follow them for photos of fun and lots of margaritas. Unfortunately technology still hasn't made it possible to drink from your phone so you'll have to visit the closest location ASAP. Don't forget to tag them while you're there!