Friday, October 25, 2013

Last Weekend for Marlow's Ribs & Whiskey Menu


Craving bourbon bread pudding? Head over to your favorite Marlow's Tavern this weekend and enjoy their version which uses crème brûlée-soaked ciabatta and a splash of Honey Jack whiskey. And might we suggest some slow-cooked ribs as a lead-up? This is your last chance until next year: on October 28, this fall's Ribs & Whiskey menu draws to a close at Marlow's Tavern locations. Don't miss out! 

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubbles with Ghoulishly Good Apps on Pinterest

Doubledouble toil and trouble, watch the fire burn and cauldron bubble with some of our Ghoulishly Good Apps on Pinterest. Halloween invites the creatively chilling to unleash crabby snake coils, pumpkin patch cheese balls, monster mash guacamole and stuffed fungus cups at costume parties and office shindigs. Guests won't be disappointed with your enchanting eats and thrilling treats. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

#Foodgram of the Week: @atlantamagazine

Atlanta magazine has been buzzing about town since 1962, well before Instagram was the new hotness. Fortunately for us, Atlanta's trusted digest hasn't rested on its laurels; These days, the latest trends and happenings are only a click away. Check them out on Instagram at @atlantamagazine, then flip through more even more online.

Halloween Haunts Guests with Tricks and Treats at Atlanta Restaurants

Tricks and treats are lurking in the shadows. Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, inviting frightfully fun happenings to take place at Atlanta restaurants. They're offering up ghoulishly good times, so plan ahead...or else. 

Dance the night away with a guest DJ and spook-tacular food and drink specials as RA Sushi Bar Restaurant unmasks Boo Bash 2013 on Thursday, October 31 from 7 p.m. until close. You won't want to miss these monstrously good "Boo Bites," such as crispy Vampire Chicken with Japanese pumpkin, tossed in a sesame chili sauce and served over crispy ramen noodles ($8). Pair them with any of the "Potent Potions," like Grape Ghoulade made with Three Olives Grape Vodka ($6). Don't forget your costume because the top three winners will add a little magic to their night with a $100, $50 or $25 gift certificate to Ra Sushi. 

Chilling locals three days in a row is Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland. The thrills begin Saturday, October 26 at 10 p.m. for a classic costume contest. The restaurant teams up with Jägermeister and entertains all night long while DJ Lion spins tunes and big prizes are awarded to the best-dressed individual and group costumes. To continue the week with a howling good time, join friends for scary movies and an on-site pumpkin-carving contest on Tuesday, October 29 at 8 p.m., sponsored by Terrapin and Jack Daniel's. Bring your creativity for a chance to win a cash prize, as well as Terrapin and Jack Daniel's swag. Thursday, October 31 wraps up the festivities with a Halloween Hangover party. Atkins Park screens the cult favorite "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and guests can pick their poison from -you guessed it- Terrapin and Jack Daniel's. 

Game-X in Downtown's Luckie Marietta District haunts guests with gaming visions on both safe and scary ground. Mask your munchies with delicious food and drinks while you compete in games like Dark Escape 4D. A mad man's sick and twisted game invites players to shoot their way out with weapons that he provides. Have no fear, this is all make believe...or is it? Just kidding. 

Be the first of your friends to sip the boo-rita elixir. All five locations of Tin Lizzy's Cantina have designs on spooky decorating, and the staff costumes up on October 25, 26 and 31. Ghouls and guys following the Scary Party Pub Crawl on October 25 will stop by the Midtown location! Are you feeling in the "spirit" yet? 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ray's Restaurants Sponsors 12th Annual Derek Rackley Golf Classic on October 27-28

Sponsoring the 12th annual Derek Rackley Golf Classic at Berkley Hills Country Club in Duluth on October 27 and 28, Ray's Restaurants will be sustaining golfers with good eats while they raise funds to help Fragile Kids Foundation. Ray's Restaurants and the R.A.C.K. Foundation have raised more than $450,000 for Fragile Kids since partnering in 2005. On Sunday night, participating golfers and celebrity golfers will be treated to a delicious pre-tournament dinner prepared on the Big Green Egg by Ray's chefs, spirited drinks created by Ray's, live music, a silent auction plus putting and chipping competitions. Monday morning registration begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. tee-off. Ray's will be there with pre-tee breakfast and midday lunch for golfers. Tournament tickets are $250 per person and may be purchased online.

Fragile Kids Foundation strives to create safer, healthier lives for children living with a wide range of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, mitochondrial disorder, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome and other genetic/traumatic injuries.

Taste of Atlanta 2013 Invites Foodies to Indulge October 25-27

Foodies, get your tummies and taste buds ready because it's almost time for the city's best eats fest. Taste of Atlanta heats up Midtown at Tech Square this Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27. You'll indulge in premier food, wine, beer and cocktails- just a few of our favorite things. We've got the dish on all the deets, so check out our blog post to find out more information. See you there. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Seven Lamps' Kevin Bragg and Article 14's Arianne Fielder Interact with Cocktails at Sixth Annual AiMA Awards on October 23

AiMA stands for Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association. Established in 2008, the AiMA award program is dedicated exclusively to interactive marketing in the ATL (i.e. video, website, search, social media and mobile campaigns). Fittingly, "Made in the ATL" is this year's theme. Seven Lamps beverage manager Kevin Bragg maintains the local, interactive bent by mixing up generous amounts of his Mexican Prescription cocktail of tequila, Dancing Goats coffee, lime and vanilla at the sixth annual AiMA Awards on October 23. Bragg and Arianne Fielder of Article 14 are two of several Atlanta mixologists and chefs who will delight guests at the Buckhead Theatre during the 6-11 p.m. event.

"Foodies Show Heart" in Charity Sushi-Rolling Competition at RA Sushi

Atlanta's top food bloggers and media are rolling up for a good cause at the first-ever "Foodies Show Heart" charity sushi-rolling competition hosted by RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. The competition is sure the be fierce as contestants pair up with a RA Sushi chef to create and name their own signature roll at the Midtown restaurant on Thursday, October 24 from 7-9 p.m. Guests will sample the creations at the tasting event and allocate their token of approval to their favorite sushi roll. A live DJ and special food and drink pricing make this event even more spectacular. Once the votes are tallied up and a champion is crowned, their winning roll will join the menu for 30 days, and a portion of the proceeds from its sale will benefit the winner's charity of choice. Contestants participating and charities represented include: Chris Watkins ("eat. drink. repeat." blog) for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Sandy (Atlanta food blogger, "Bella Vivere" author) for Susan G. Komen; Da Vinci ("Your Life After 25" blog) for Wellspring Living; Mara Davis (co-host of "Atlanta Eats") for Ruffus Rescue; and Sonia Chopra (editor of "Eater Atlanta") for Camp Twin Lakes. Let the sushi games begin!

Tap into Beer, Food and Fun During Atlanta Beer Week Plus More in this Week's Dish

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for beer! Celebrate Atlanta Beer Week with special dinners, craft drafts and more through Saturday, October 26 with some of the city’s favorite restaurants. The beer will also flow on Thursday, October 24 at RA Sushi's “Foodies Show Heart” charity event featuring local bloggers’ sushi creations. Stop by from 7-9 p.m. for a taste, and decide who you think rolls and who’s got to go. Plan out your week with these events and more in this week's Dish.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Local Restaurants Invite You to "Beer" Present for Atlanta Beer Week

Calling all brew lovers! Atlanta restaurants are toasting to limited-edition craft drafts, beer events, dinners and parties during the annual Atlanta Beer Week flowing through Saturday, October 26. Whether you live in Midtown, Virginia-Highland or another city patch, plenty of Atlanta's favorite joints want you to "beer" with them for the week's events. 

Red Hare Brewing Company hops on the four-course menu at Ford Fry's JCT. Kitchen & Bar on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. Reserve your seat at the table of pairings of buttermilk-marinated fennel and crunchy bread with Long Day Lager; Gangway-battered haddock paired with Gangway IPA; hickory-grilled lamb belly and spicy roasted roots with Watership Brown Ale; and apple tart with malted vanilla ice cream, pumpkin butter and granola paired with Forbidden Fruit. Only $60 per person. For reservations, call 404-355-2252.

Virginia-Highland celebrates at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar with a Fall Harvest Celebration on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30-11 p.m. Sailing to Denver will entertain the ears while à la carte food and Brewery Ommegang beer pairings entertain the palate. Also on the menu are limited-edition beer samplings like Scythe & Sickle, the extremely rare “Game of Thrones” Take the Black Stout and chef Andrew Smith's brew of choice, the the Hennepin. 

Pizza pies pair with a different brew for each night of the week at Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs. Ommegang Seduction will be available all week. Other featured picks are New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale on Tuesday, October 22; Mother Earth Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter on Wednesday, October 23; SweetWater Crank Tank on Thursday, October 24; and Terrapin Monk’s Revenge Belgian IPA on Friday, October 25.

No. 246 heats up Decatur on Wednesday, October 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy some Ping-Pong action and hop to the bar for Red Hare specials. One night not enough to drink your favorites? Red Hare appears on the menu at The Optimist in West Midtown to round up the week, including a special IPA "Hoptimist" cask and live music on the patio, on Saturday, October 26. 

October 22: Save the Snark for Another Day

Monday blues are almost done so you don't have an excuse to unleash the snark any longer. Leave the sarcasm and under-your-breath comments at home because tomorrow, October 22 is Snark Free Day. Take a moment to absorb this enlightening YouTube video, visit or follow @jonathansnark on Twitter. Maybe you fall prey to oblivion or maybe you know your tongue delivers the S-word fairly often. Either way, tomorrow is dedicated to kindness and you should probably join... just sayin' (had to get one last snarky comment in). See you on the kind side!