Friday, November 8, 2013

Gobble Up Thanksgiving Traditions on Pinterest

With the holidays approaching, aprons are out and recipes adorn kitchen counter tops around the country. Whether this if your first Thanksgiving on your own, or you've been preparing delicious feasts for years, it's never too early or too late to start new traditions. Our Thanksgiving Traditions Pinterest board is stuffed with classic dishes, as well as some not-so-traditional items to add to your turkey day festivities. Your company is sure to gobble them up!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

#Foodgram of the Week: @eatdrinkrepeat

Chris Watkins keeps Atlanta informed about the latest happenings in the food world, all while supplying a steady stream of appetizing food shots on @eatdrinkrepeat. Thankfully, he also found time to craft a winning roll in RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's October sushi-making for charity event. His "This is the Way We Roll" roll graces the restaurant's November menu, and sales proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. That's just the way he rolls.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Seven Lamps Offers $3 PBR and Koozie Duo

What's more American than a PBR (monogram for Pabst Blue Ribbon, in case you've, you know, forgotten) in hand? Sipping it in a collapsible koozie, of course. And since every beer lover knows you can't have too many koozies in your collection, make plans to head over to Seven Lamps to get your hands on this dynamic duo for only $3. Trust us, it'll look great for every tailgate and fun event in between. Cheers!

The Optimist Sets Sail for 6th Annual Oyster Cook-Off in Gulf Shores on November 9

Summers at the beach? Amateur hour. We're all about fall excursions with cool breezes and no crowds. For example, while we're here raking up seemingly endless waves of fallen leaves, the folks in Gulf Shores, Alabama, are hauling in bushels of fresh oysters. Thankfully, The Hangout cracked open a way to share all of these good things with the rest of us, creating its first Oyster Cook-Off six years ago. This year's eat-fest, presented by Alabama Gulf Seafood and hosted by The Hangout on Saturday, November 9, shows how far the popularity has spread with celebrity chefs coming in from as far afield as Hawaii. The Optimist joins more than 70 notable chefs and restaurants from the Southeast and beyond participating in the event. Chefs will create their own "Rockefeller," "Cajun" or "raw" oyster dishes as they compete for more than $10,000 in prizes. Beginning at 11 a.m., oyster connoisseurs can ante up tasting tickets ($2 each or $30 for a book of 20) to sample the fixins. An Absolut bloody mary buffet, live music, cooking demos, football viewing, oyster-shucking contests, games and prizes keep the party flowing. Friday, November 8 pre-party runs from 7:30-11 p.m. for early comers.

Atlanta Restaurants Cook Up Delicious Dishes for U.S. Veterans on November 11

No amount of thanks will ever do our appreciation for the men and women of the U.S. Armed Services justice; those who selflessly provide protection and freedom every day so that we are able to live peacefully in this great nation. On Monday, November 11, Atlanta restaurants celebrate Veterans Day by cooking up small, but delicious, tokens of gratitude for these heroes. 

Those both retired and active are invited to the tables of Article 14Der BiergartenGame-XMax's Coal Oven PizzeriaSTATS and Glenn's Kitchen or SkyLounge at The Glenn Hotel for half-off savings with a U.S. military ID. Marlow's Tavern in Midtown is also saluting these individuals by offering 50 percent off the price of an entrée with U.S. military ID. As for the rest of us? Continue the celebration by cheering veterans on when the Georgia Veterans Day Parade steps off from Peachtree Street near Ralph McGill at 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 and ends up in Centennial Olympic Park around lunchtime. If you can't make it to the parade, remember to thank a veteran with a few words of kindness whenever you see them, considering we wouldn't have the same prosperous lives without them. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Barks & Beers at Der Biergarten


Bark-toberfest? In a November way. From 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, Der Biergarten in Downtown's Luckie Marietta District is hosting a Barks & Beers afternoon of $5 Weihenstephan Hefeweizen to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. Slip that leash on Buddy and Bella and bring them along to complete the picture. Pupless? The Atlanta Humane Society will be there with dogs and puppies for adoption by those serious about adding a canine friend to their household. Human distractions include beer pong, shuffleboard and foosball, plus live music from 6-9 p.m. It's enough to set your tail a-wagging.

Brew Your Cask Off at SweetWater Cask Ale Festival Plus More in this Week's Dish


Vodka, beer and wine, oh my! No time to be parched with the drinks flowing in some of the city’s best restaurants. Arianne Fielder pleases palates with her delicious Purity Vodka cocktail, plus appetizers at Article 14 on November 7. And, of course, for the brew lovers, dish out $3 for a classic PBR and collapsible koozie duo at Seven Lamps. Atlanta is a libation station, so see what else we’ve got on tap in this week’s Dish

Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival Invites You to One 'Ale' of a Sweet Time, November 9

It's that time of year again -- get your brew buds ready for one "ale" of a sweet time for the Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival hosted by SweetWater Brewery on Saturday, November 9. SweetWater brewmasters challenge teams from Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland, Ormsby’sMarlow’s Tavern and South City Kitchen Vinings to create casks of ales for guests to sample and enjoy. Those not floating the mainstream, have no fear! SweetWater will brew something special of their own to add to the mix. The party cranks up at 6 p.m. and continues on until 10 p.m. The brewery will bring out all the stops for the event, including big tents, brewery tours and jams from The Vegabonds. $35 in advance online or $40 day of will let you enjoy the sweet life with unlimited cask samples. The party is open to those 21 and up, sorry kiddos. Boost your cask-ale cred beforehand at Cheers to great beer!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Purity Vodka Vamps Up Article 14 for Tasting on November 7

From her home in Ellinge Castle in the south of Sweden, there's one vixen that loves to give Americans a thrill, and Article 14 hosts her on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Her name, you ask? Ultra-premium Purity Vodka, of course. The crystal-clear spirit undergoes 34 distillations and gives up 90 percent of its original liquid. Overseen by master blender Thomas Kuuttanen, Purity Vodka mingles with the tantalizing flavors stocked behind Arianne Fielder's bar. The mixtress will create two specialty cocktails, paired with heavy appetizers for guests to enjoy in between sips. For fans of the vodka, bring a bottle or two for Kuuttanen to sign. Perfect for an early holiday gift or "just because" occasion. Although the event is free, space will be limited, so vodka connoisseurs should call 404-443-8432 to reserve a spot. Remember, only guests 21 and up are invited to meet the star of the show -- the rest will have to hear about her through the grapevine.