Friday, November 22, 2013

Pinterest is Packed with Healthy Eats to Combat Holiday Treats

Farm Fresh Garden Salad from Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

Hats off to those continuing to lead a healthy lifestyle and pay tribute to Good Nutrition Month. With holiday treats creeping on to the shelves of the grocery aisles, temptations start to nag us even more. Combat the cravings and steer through the "sin"dulgences by taking a peek at our Pinterest Healthy Inclinations board. Lemon garlic brussel sprouts and butternut squash frittata are just a few of the delicious treats we have in store. Enjoy the season by letting the bird be the only thing that's stuffed at your table. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fabulous #foodgram of the Week: @modluxatlantan

Need some sparkle to brighten up your day? Take a glimpse into the world of @modluxatlantan on Instagram. Shining bright for all to see, Thursday has never felt more glamorous. 

Link Old Traditions and New Ones for Thanksgiving Day Meal Options

With only one week left until turkey day, caterers are swamped and grocery aisles are packed. Have you decided what to feed your family this Thanksgiving? Want to mix traditional fare with new dishes that your family will gobble up? One click here will take you to a list of tasty meal options that'll have your guests never wanting to leave your table. Happy feasting! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Say "Hola!" to Tin Lizzy's Cantina at Mall of Georgia During November 22 Opening

Photo by Jeremy Adamo

The Mall of Georgia is one of the largest shopping complexes in the country, but it's about to be an even hotter destination when Tin Lizzy's Cantina opens on Friday, November 22. The intown Atlanta favorite is bringing its signature FlexMex cuisine, refreshing libations, friendly service and lively music to Gwinnett County. Tin Lizzy's is the new spot for lunch, dinner or late night drinks, as well as corporate meetings, family gatherings, catering and more. The shareable dips, crisp salads, hot skillets and gourmet soft tacos join more than 30 beer selections on the menu at Tin Lizzy's, making it the ultimate place to refuel during even the most intense shopping marathons. Twenty HDTVs are tuned to the latest sports action, and live music Wednesday through Sunday from 6-10 p.m. keep the energy up in the indoor and outdoor seating areas. To start the weekend early, "Live at Lunch" features live music on Fridays from noon-2 p.m.

Santa Clause Spreads Holiday Cheer to Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails on December 1

The holidays are upon us and that can only mean one thing-- Santa Clause is coming to town. Makes plans for your whole family to brunch and greet with everyone's favorite jolly old man on Sunday, December 1 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. Not just for the youngsters, Milton's ensures the festivities will be parent-friendly too by offering selections off of the the regular brunch menu for adults. This includes mimosas, bloody marys and other adult beverages. Children, on the other hand, enjoy a special brunch offering four entrée choices plus biscuits and muffins with whipped butter and a Christmas cookie ($12.70 per child, includes tax and tip). The fun doesn't stop with your meal. Santa will be waiting to meet every family and spread holiday cheer for all to hear. Blencoe & Co. will capture the experience with a high-resolution digital photo image for $30 per family. Go online to make reservations. Both the Santa visit and brunch must be paid for when registering, but parental meals may be paid for day of. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Join Seven Lamps and Brookhaven Wines on Wednesday Night for a Special Dinner

Photo by Michael West

Before you start preparing for friends and family visiting for the holidays, treat yourself to a special four-course wine dinner at Seven Lamps on Wednesday, November 20. Executive chef Drew Van Leuvan draws inspiration from seasonal flavors and wines chosen by Brookhaven Wines and distributor BACCO Fine Wine. Sit down to dine at 7:30 p.m. $55 per person (tax and gratuity not included). Seating is limited. Reservations required, call 404-467-8950.


Roasted baby carrots, crisp pancetta, persimmon and smoked dates
+ Cavazza Prosecco 

Smoked Bramlett Farms trout, apple, turnip and dill ravigote
+ Fefiñanes Albariño 2011

Whole roasted duck, duck mortadella, charred beets, crisp potato and dried grapefruit
+ Solà Fred 2010

Flourless chocolate, white pepper cremeux, pickled cherries and crème de mure ice cream
+ Vin Del Mercat ‘Rouge IGP,’ Pays d’Oc France 2011

UGA 2013 Grady Fellowship Inductee: Melissa Libby

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them," said Shakespeare. Well, William, we couldn't agree more with you about our inspiring leader Melissa Libby. Since graduating from the University of Georgia's Grady College in 1985, Melissa has impacted the PR and food industries with perseverance, grace and of course, greatness. Because of her dedication, influence and service to the media professions, Melissa, along with six other Grady College alumni and friends, will be inducted into the 2013 Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia's Hotel and Conference Center this Thursday, November 21. Her more than 20 years in public relations has not only gained her the respect of her many clients but also of her peers. After working several years in hotel public relations promoting fine dining and cafés, Melissa's dreams grew even bigger. In 1992, she launched Melissa Libby & Associates and to this day has opened more than 250 restaurants. Not only is she committed to her firm and clients, but her community involvement as president of the Board of Trust for the Grady College, board member of Georgia Organics and Adopt a Golden Atlanta and active membership in several food-focused nonprofits makes her a role model for many. Of course her love of food isn't restricted to just the restaurants she serves - she loves cooking just as much as the chefs she works with. With two published cookbooks featuring top Atlanta chefs to add to her long list of accomplishments, we can only wonder what's next for this PR guru. Until then, we congratulate her on all of her successes thus far and wait eagerly for the next 20 years. Way to go, Melissa! 

Marlow's Tavern Opens New Gathering Spot in Sandy Springs Prado Plus More in this Week's Dish

Making a special appearance on Sunday, December 1 at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, rosy-cheeked Santa Clause is kicking off the holiday celebrations with a special brunch and photos for the entire family. We hear he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice, too. Sure to be on the latter is our dynamic leader Melissa Libby, who will be inducted into the University of Georgia’s 2013 Grady Fellowship this Thursday, November 21. She has been an inspiration to the industry for many years and shines in all that she does. Other stars on our list include @modluxatlantan, sparkling bright as our #foodgram of the week. Rather be the star of your own show? Create the perfect Thanksgiving meal from our “Healthy Inclinations” Pinterest board. For more show-stopping news, take a look inside this week’s Dish

Monday, November 18, 2013

Marlow's Tavern Tastes Terrific in New Sandy Springs Location

Opening to the public tomorrow, The Prado's Marlow’s Tavern location makes the perfect place to grab a bite for lunch, gather friends for dinner or just enjoy the company of other fans and rivals for drinks and sports viewing on any night of the week. The wide selection of beers, wine and cocktails (e.g., the Orchard Manhattan and Skinny Ginger margarita) pairs perfectly with the delicious menu items such as the award-winning “infamous” fish tacos, Tavern burgers, the black and blue steak salad, truffled Parmesan fries and more. Holy yum! As a new resident to the area, Marlow's excitement is as big as Sandy Springs itself. Executive chef and co-founder John C. Metz says Marlow's new location has been a hope for their team for years. I'm sure you'll agree when you get a hold of one of the delicious dishes, that this was worth the wait. Congrats!

Reel in Gift Cards for the Holidays at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

Leave the sunscreen and pool toys at home. All you'll need to pack is your purse and appetite to enjoy your beach getaway to The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead during the holidays. What's even better than enjoying fresh seafood in Georgia during the winter? Receiving a $50 gift card for craving it. When you book a holiday event for at least eight people any Sunday-Thursday in 2013, you'll receive Big Ketch bucks to spend at the beginning of the new year from January 2- March 14. Happy 2014 to you. 

With seafood galore, landlubber and veggies to choose from, it's no wonder people love to take shots of their colorful plates to share with envious friends. Beginning tomorrow, Big Ketch is rewarding you for your social media obsession. Each week, one winner will be chosen on Instagram to receive a $25 gift certificate to be used to reel in their favorite sea fare. Make sure to use the hashtag #ketchoftheweek to enter your photo. Check the Facebook page to "sea" all the photos and choose which is your favorite #ketchoftheweek. May the Instagram filters be ever in your favor.