Friday, September 27, 2013

Appetizing Aperture: Marlow's Tavern Ribs & Whiskey

At Marlow's Tavern locations, fall means the Ribs & Whiskey menu is back and available through October 28! Check out the specialty menu here. Hot tip: through September 30, guests who make a donation to the Share Our Strength Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a $5 coupon. (Coupon redeemable at any Marlow's Tavern location from Tuesday, October 1-December 31, 2013. Limit one coupon per donation. Limit one coupon per visit, per guest.)

Creative Loafing "Best of Atlanta" Winners are Out and Showing the Love

We all have our ATL favorites! Blessed are those who share their favorite place to dine rather than try to keep it as their secret place. Creative Loafing's "Best of Atlanta" votes are in and tabulated, putting favorite places right out there for all to see. Gunshow hits the bull's-eye with the "Best New Restaurant" votes. The Optimist sails into the "Best Overall Restaurant," "Best Restaurant Design" and "Best Seafood" slots. Woodfire Grill on Cheshire Bridge Road ties for "Best Service." Decatur gets critics' nods for being one of the "Best hoods for Food Lovers," with No. 246 in the list of reasons to dine there. Love tasty tweets? @FifthGrouper tied for the title of "Best Foodie Twitter." Bold American Catering tied for "Best Caterer" - keep this in mind for your next event! Thanks for sharing, everyone! Where will you eat over the weekend? 

#Foodgram of the Week: @SavoryExposure

We just can't look away from the scrumptious shots that Broderick Smylie shares on @savoryexposure. "There are two things that have been constants throughout my life and those would be good food and cameras," Smylie says. We have to say, we're glad the stars aligned for those two hobbies to collide. Appetizers on Instagram; dig in to the main course at the Savory Exposure website.

Farewell Candy, Hello Cocktails: Pinterest Drinks We're "Fall"ing For

Bottoms up! Our Drinks We're "Fall"ing For board is intoxicating with signature libations for the season. Throw out the candy and mix the cocktails. Sip on Pumpkin smash or pumpkin pie and bourbon pumpkin shakes for tantalizing Halloween liquid treats. Great for holiday parties or soothing nightcaps, these are for tricksters 21 and up. Warm or cold, you'll be falling head over heels for them, in one way or another. Cheers!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Chef Kevin Rathbun and Linton Hopkins Bring Heat to the Kitchen at Atlanta Eats Live! Showdown

Move over, Jagger, chef rock stardom has taken the world by storm. Culinary connoisseurs are craving for open kitchens, TV shows, destination dining and "best of" events, to name a few. Groupies turned foodies, everyone is eating up seasonal creations and intoxicating libations. Bringing flavor to the city, Atlanta Eats Live! hosts 30 iconic Atlanta restaurants, entertainment and renowned chefs at Alpharetta's Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday, October 6 from 5-10 p.m. The colossal event honors Kevin Rathbun and Linton Hopkins for their contribution and commitment to the culinary community both near and far. "Atlanta Eats" television show host Steak Shapiro and WGST "Atlanta Eats" radio show host Mara Davis come together for a chef showdown between Rathbun and Hopkins. The heat is on in the kitchen as the two rock stars compete during the live entertainment lineup of cooking demos, chef karaoke and music from the all-chef band Five Bone Rack. Article 14LureNo. 246The OptimistRay's on the Creek will have the drinks flowing for an over-21 audience. Tickets are $125 per person; includes all food, beverages and entertainment. Come have fun and know that your eating and drinking efforts benefit Staplehouse - The Giving Kitchen.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mix it Up with Arianne Fielder at St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival, October 1

Welcome October with a celebration unlike any other. Let the leaves fall and head east to the Golden Isles for the 2nd Annual St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival Tuesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 6. Article 14 mixologist Arianne Fielder shakes up the season along with two other proof-profs at "Cocktail U," the festival's happiest hour-and-a-half class, on Friday, October 4 at The Sea Palms Resort. Thirsty students will taste their way through tonics, shrubs, bitters and cocktails from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Not long enough, you say? No fear, Atlantans, parties, dinners, wine tastings and other classes will keep you refreshed all weekend long. Class tuition is $50 per person; purchase tickets online. Your mixing skills will be the buzz of the town when you return home. Your class participation won't go to waste as you'll be helping event beneficiary Hospice of the Golden Isles

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

No. 246 Visits Westside Provisions District for Pop Up Chef Series Lunch on September 25

This Wednesday is all about the Westside as Decatur's No. 246 brings lunch to the Pop Up Chef Series at Westside Provisions District on September 25. Make a pit stop at the ATM for this cash-only meal, then grab a boxed lunch and drink that will make the whole office jealous. Pop Up Chef serves from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until the victuals run out, so don't delay. Check Facebook on September 24 for menu specifics.

Jam with Celebrity Chef Rock Stars at Atlanta Eats Live Plus More in this Week's Dish

Hot off the grill, Marlow’s Tavern shares the “Get Up in Our Grill” winner’s Philly Cheesesteak Bracciole recipe. Perfect for tailgating and fall feasts, no matter what team fans root for, they’ll all be cheering for you. Grill-master not your title? Let someone else do it for you. Atlanta Eats Live! brings rock star chefs, entertainment and 30 iconic Atlanta restaurants to Alpharetta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday, October 6 from 5-10 p.m. We’re serving up best of both worlds to ensure your culinary craving is met in this week’s Dish

Monday, September 23, 2013

Buffalo Wild Wings Takes Flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Photo Credit: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport 

Buffalo Wild Wings lands a new home in Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The tender Buffalo, N.Y. -style traditional or boneless wings paired with one of the 21 signature sauces will have one wishing there's a plane delay to keep the wings flying. Choose from 24 beers on tap and let the adventure flow.The menu offers a variety of burgers, specialty sandwiches, naked tenders, salads and breakfast items too. 45 big-screen televisions keep guests entertained, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide a perpetual runway view. Whether one is stopping by for a quick appetizer before boarding or finds extra time in between flights, Buffalo Wild Wings is the perfect spot to spend down time. Open daily from 6 a.m. until the last Concourse D flight departs each night. 

Grillmaster Alphonse Nuzzo Got Up in Marlow's Grill, Claiming First Place September 14

The heat was on September 14 as Marlow’s Tavern challenged almost 100 grillmasters to the "Get Up in Our Grill" contest. Held at the Dunwoody location, guests chowed down at the grill fest on samples of the fired-up recipes. After the food was feasted on, one man proved he had what it took to get up in Marlow's grill, winning the Big Green Egg grand prize, provided by Atlanta-based partner Big Green Egg. Alphonse Nuzzo of Buford, Ga. claimed first place with his "classic" Philly-style cheesesteak bracciole. We see you drooling. Just in time for cooler weather, heat up the grill and try it for yourself. His recipe, below, pairs perfectly with game days or weekend festivities with family.
Claiming the number two spot, Sheri Brown of Alpharetta, Ga. enjoyed a $50 Marlow’s Tavern gift card for her Atlanta-perfect Coca-Cola ribs. Tracy Matthews of Dunwoody, Ga. caught taste buds with her grilled smoked shrimp with roasted corn relish, earning her a limited-edition “Red, White and Brew” T-shirt, the third-place prize. Other top entries and their dishes include Marie Tinch of Orlando, Fla. for her F’ing Amazing ribs; Mary Johnson of Smyrna, Ga. with Korean “Firecracker” grilled pork chops; Denise Roberts of Smyrna, Ga. for St. Lucian bacon-wrapped BBQ turkey legs with curry ketchup; and Kerry Klock of Rincon, Ga. with grilled stuffed flank steak. Congrats to all, grilling well done! 

Alphonse Nuzzo’s Philly Cheesesteak Bracciole

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin, cut into thin strips (4" wide x 8" long)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups of sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • Cooking twine

  1. Sauté onion, peppers and mushrooms with 1/4 cup of butter.
  2.  In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and basil. Generously rub both sides of the beef.
  3. Lay the strip out and spread the sautéed mixture all over the top of the meat.
  4. Generously spread the shredded Swiss cheese on top.
  5. Tightly roll meat from top to bottom. Secure the roll-up meat with four pieces of cooking twine, evenly spaced.
  6. Alphonse suggests letting the meat marinate for a few hours, but it can be grilled immediately.
  7. Grill for about eight minutes a side, depending on the thickness or until desired doneness.
  8. Remove them from the grill and slice in between the cooking twine. This will leave you with nicely cut, individual pieces. Remove twine and enjoy!