Friday, October 18, 2013

Pinteresting Potions to Celebrate Halloween

Forget the tricks, and treat your taste buds to a plethora of spooky spirits this Halloween. Pick Your Potion from one of the many chilling cocktails awaiting you on our Pinterest Board. Sip the mysterious Black Cat martini, Dead Man-Go, Ghostbuster or one of the other enchanting elixirs. Not for the faint of heart, these wicked libations are sure to haunt your sobriety. Dare to delight? 

Appetizing Aperture: White Wine-Braised Pork at The Mill Kitchen & Bar

The change of season calls for new palate pleasers. With a white wine-braised pork shank paired with roasted Georgia apples, buttered turnips and rutabaga with a red wine agrodolce ($20), The Mill Kitchen & Bar in Roswell does not disappoint. The new fall menu offers a quintessential selection of southern favorites. Make a reservation today to enjoy the delicious dishes tonight. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tin Lizzy's Cantina Spices Up Mall of Georgia On November 15

The Mall of Georgia is already one of the premier shopping destinations in the country, but it's about to get a whole lot hotter when Tin Lizzy's Cantina opens its sixth location on Friday, November 15. Tin Lizzy's is bringing its menu of gourmet soft tacos, dips, fresh salads, hot skillets and an extensive list of margaritas, cocktails and beers to OTP fans in a 7,442 square-foot location complete with an outdoor patio. Since they'll be open daily for lunch, dinner and late-night dining, it's going to be the perfect spot to refuel during those marathon holiday shopping sessions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

King + Duke Named to Esquire's Best New Restaurants List

Courtesy of Andrew Thomas Lee Photography
So, the King asked the Duke, "Did you see that we're included in Esquire magazine's list of Best New Restaurants of 2013?" With Joe Schafer at the helm of King + Duke's  24-foot hearth and Chrysta Poulos dishing out the desserts, we're sure the Duke and guests can both agree that this award is well-deserved. Add in a beverage program under the direction of Lara Creasy and you have a formidable team that Ford Fry has put together. Fry is no newcomer to this restaurant list -- The Optimist made last year's roster and was named "Restaurant of the Year." Congrats to the team at King + Duke!

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails Creates Autumnal Dishes from On-site Garden

Give thanks to the season for providing another reason to explore the historic Crabapple district. Wine and dine over the new fall menu at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. Executive chef Derek Dollar creates perfect autumnal dishes from fresh seasonal ingredients courtesy of Milton's Acre. Debuting on the menu is a baby kale salad with crumbled blue cheese, candied pecans and dried cranberries; an herb-marinated plantation quail breast with apple butter, roasted parsnips, smoked bacon, toasted pecans and pomegranate molasses; Gorgonzola, country ham and rosemary fritters with bourbon peach jam; and applewood smoked pork shank accompanied by smoked Gouda and bacon grits, wilted mustard greens and green apple mignonette. Don't forget Milton's favorites such as Charleston crab bisque, Southern fried chicken, sesame-crusted mountain trout, sweet potato shrimp fritters and warm carrot cake. See you for dinner!   

Hit 'Em with Your Best Shot to Win the Marlow's Tavern Ribs & Whiskey Photo Contest

Photo by: Paul R. (Photo contest entry)

Food, cocktails, friends and good times await at Marlow's Tavern. Capture those unforgettable moments and upload them to the Marlow's Facebook page during the Ribs & Whiskey photo contest. During each week of Ribs & Whiskey, Marlow's will announce one winner on Facebook to receive a $25 gift card. On October 28, the grand-prize of two tickets to the New Year's Eve Widespread Panic concert at Philips Arena will be awarded to one lucky winner! You must be 21 or over to enter and the last day to submit entries is October 26. Good luck!

Special Olympics and No Kid Hungry Get Big Boost from Marlow's Tavern and Aqua blue

Guests and staff at Marlow's Tavern locations and Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar in Roswell have big hearts, and they're sharing the love with others in need. In September, the restaurants teamed up with Sterling Spoon Culinary Management to host the 15th annual Marlow's Tavern Golf Classic and raised $52,729.88 for Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA). Golf tournaments and restaurant openings have brought in more than $477,000 to SOGA since 1999, and Marlow's Tavern has been designated as a SOGA 2013 Statewide Platinum Partner. In September, Aqua blue and Marlow's Tavern locations held weeklong donation campaigns for Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry. Each guest who made a donation received a $5 restaurant coupon for future use. Bottom line: $22,884.00 for the cause. Well done!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Snippy, Snappy or Snide Need Not Show Up: Snark Free Day, October 22

A day devoted to eliminating rude, harsh or sinister sarcasm, do you have what it takes? Join us on Tuesday, October 22 to celebrate Snark Free Day and find out what all the kindness is about. Snippy, snappy or snide need not show up. Often doled out at a high cost, snarky comments swarm conversations like bees ready to sting exactly where it hurts the most. Watch this YouTube video and see for yourself. Ouch. Convicting, right? Have no fear though, fellow snarksters, we're joining forces to eliminate the snark from the start of the day 'till its finish. What's the saying? If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all? Repeat this one more time for good measure. If you think you can't go an entire day without backfiring on your co-worker or leaking sarcasm into every conversation, visit or follow @jonathansnark on Twitter for help. 

Atlanta Foodservice Expo Serves Delicious Success Stories from Ford Fry and Robby Kukler

They say if you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. At the Atlanta Foodservice Expo next week, meet four foodservice and hospitality industry leaders responsible for bringing the heat to the kitchen. Hear their delicious success stories on launching some of Atlanta's most popular restaurants from 9-10 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center on Tuesday, October 22. Texan-turned-Georgia chef and managing partner of Rocket Farm RestaurantsFord Fry, is the creative mind behind the delicious eats of JCT. Kitchen & BarKing + DukeNo. 246 and The Optimist restaurants plus JCT.'s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival for Georgia Organics and People's Food Truck. Does South City KitchenLa Tavola TrattoriaEccoThe Original El TacoAlma Cocina and Lure ring a bell? Robby Kukler, co-founder and partner of Fifth Group Restaurants not only ensures the success of the group's operations, marketing and recruiting teams, but serves on the board of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Is there anything these culinary chiefs can't do? Join us and find out. 

Ride the Party Tide to The Big Ketch Third Anniversary Party Plus More in this Week's Dish

Tin Lizzy’s makes moves at Mall of Georgia on Friday, November 15. Treat yourself to delicious dips, tacos, margaritas and more at the new sixth location. Flex-Mex not your thing? Capture your favorite rib-tingling time at Marlow’s Tavern by entering the Ribs & Whiskey photo contest for a chance to win two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Widespread Panic concert. Celebrate these great eats, read about snark free tweets and more in this week’s Dish

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Celebrates 3 Years with $3 Thrills

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill turns three this week and is celebrating with $3 food and drink specials through Thursday, October 17. Head to Atlanta's beachiest property and dig into a $3 hushpuppy basket or toss back $3 draft beers and specialty cocktails. The anniversary big bash makes landfall Thursday night from 5 p.m. until close, doling out a yummy $3 deal for three grilled garlic-parmesan oysters as well as $3 pricing on a Fireball shot, a glass of Montevina pinot grigio, draft beers, a Grey Goose strawberry-basil cooler or mango margarita. Dig the treasure trove of live music, giveaways and good times, and there’s no shelling out clams for a cover charge!

Article 14 and SkyLounge Please Palates at ACAC Art Party: Nourish

Nourish your appetite and prepare your taste buds for edible creativity because this year's Art Party: Nourish promises to be the mac-daddy gathering of the year on Saturday, October 19. The American Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) hosts the sense-stimulating party in celebration of its 40th anniversary and the unveiling of its newly renovated facility. ACAC offers guests multi-media entertainment, open studios, art exhibits, food and craft cocktails. SkyLounge mixologists shake things up for party-goers, while Article 14 dishes out crowd palate pleasers. Tickets are $50/advance, $60/door and $25/members. For convenience, purchase tickets online now.