Friday, December 20, 2013

Dear Santa - Our Christmas Wish List on Pinterest

Those of you out there shopping for foodie-oriented gifts, check out our Dear Santa Pinterest board. Tools, pans, gadgets, books, foods...our elves know their way around a kitchen, and they are scampering to share the where-abouts for these tasty wares.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

#Foodgram of the Week: @gsuhospitality

We can feel the Georgia State University panther pride growing all over downtown Atlanta, so we hit Instagram to catch up on the latest happenings around GSU. Turns out the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is celebrating 40 years of education the next generation of leaders. See all about it @gsuhospitality.

Pizza Making is Easy as Dough-Re-Mi with Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria Class on Dec. 23

While we can't promise the "pizzaiolos" at Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria will improve your vocal abilities, we can guarantee you'll sing their pizza-making praises.The talented team will instruct you on the secrets of tossing and topping during an interactive pizza-making class on Monday, December 23 at 8:30 p.m. Learn more about Max's legendary coal-burning process while creating your own pizza masterpiece and sampling everyone's creations. Purchase a class for yourself or gift to friends and family! $30 per person includes meal and two drinks (drinks choices are wine by the glass, beer, soda or tea; excludes tax and gratuity). Class size is limited to 16 guests and advance reservations are necessary: 404-974-2944 or

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Know a Giver? Marlow's rewards you both. #goldengiver

We all know that person. The one who is always doing things for others, even when Santa isn't watching. Now Marlow's Tavern has a way to honor him or her. Nominate this special person to win a $100 Marlow's Tavern gift card, and if he or she wins, you'll be eligible to win a $100 gift card yourself! Enter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging your entry with #goldengiver, briefly tell why this person deserves to win and upload his/her picture. What a nice way to recognize a deserving giver!

Join Santa at Ray's on the Creek for Lunchtime Photo Ops on December 22

Have the cameras and smart phones ready to snap photos with Santa during lunch hours at Ray's on the Creek this Sunday, December 22. After taking pictures with Santa, order off of Ray's regular lunch menu where the options of succulent seafood are endless. Choose from freshly made sushi, soups, salads and sharable sides to accompany the Big Green Egg specialties such as smoked salmon, St. Louis-style ribs or pulled pork piled on Texas toast. Or choose from Ray's plenty of hearty sandwiches such as the juicy beef or salmon burgers, a prime rib dip, a lobster roll and chicken or grouper sandwiches. Doors open for lunch at 11 a.m., so hurry over to not miss out on this opportunity to enjoy lunch and pictures with Santa at Ray’s on the Creek! 

Atlanta Restaurants are Ready to Grant Your Christmas Dish Wish

Does your holiday wish list include ways to squeeze dinner in while out and about, planning for a party, picking up dessert or trying to decide where to dine on Christmas Eve (or get out of the house on Christmas Day)? Santa has enlisted Atlanta restaurants to help fulfill those mouthwatering wishes. Check our blog for details!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pop In to HOBNOB for Holiday Favorite Pot Pies

This week's forecast calls for chilly temperatures, early sunsets and steaming hot pot pies to keep us warm. Just in time for the holidays, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is popping out their fan favorite pot pies featuring smoked chicken, bacon, lots of veggies and savory gravy wrapped inside a tender, flaky crust. It's our dining pick to heat things up after any wintry outdoor activities around Midtown. Hurry in, because these seasonal treats are only being served for a limited time!

Join Umi for Their First New Year's Eve Celebration

Join Chefs Fuyuhiko and Lisa Ito at Umi for a sushi New Year's Eve celebration . The combination of ocean-fresh sushi and modern Japanese flavors paired with the streamlined, earthy elegance of this Buckhead restaurant will inspire you to enter the new year with serenity and peace. The night marks Umi's first New Year's Eve with an eight-course UMI-Kase including one bottle of red or white wine or champagne per couple. $175 per person. Limited seating. For details, please call 404-841-0041 or email

Ring in the New Year in Most Delicious Ways Plus Much More in this Week's Dish

Still searching for a restaurant to celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Don't fret - we have you covered with all of the hot spots serving dinner and more. If your Christmas plans are settled, jump ahead to New Year's Eve by planning a special dinner out at one of Atlanta's best restaurants. We have all you need for planning your holidays, plus much more in this week's Dish!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Where to Celebrate What's Out (2013) and in (2014) on New Year's Eve and Day


Adios, twenty-thirteen! 2014 is nipping at your heels. Join in the chase and welcome the new year over dinner, brunch and bubbly at these Atlanta restaurants.

10th & Piedmont serves its regular menu on New Year's Eve, abundant with sharables for before-party dining. The Midtown restaurant will serve a New Year's Day brunch buffet for $19 per person. Info: 404-602-5510.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is hosting a New Year's Day brunch beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1. Reservations are recommended: 404-876-7249.

Aqua blue in Roswell is offering a three-course menu for $49 per person including Maine lobster bisque, five-spice New York strip and crispy shrimp, classic crème brûlée, plus much more. The restaurant is also serving an à la carte menu. Ring in the new year with a champagne toast and party favors. Reservations: 770-643-8886.

Aria in Buckhead is celebrating New Year's Eve with a $90 per person four-course meal. Diners have options for their second, third and fourth courses. Reservations: 404-233-7673.

G's in Midtown is serving a New Year's Day brunch buffet for $19 per person. Info: 404-872-8012.

Gunshow celebrates New Year's Eve with a special ticketed dinner event. On Tuesday, December 31, the restaurant pulls out all the stops with eight dishes, two sweets and wine and champagne pairings with an option of beer available. Seating reservations can be made for 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8:45 or 9:15 p.m. The dinner is $200 per person (including tax and gratuity), and tickets must be purchased by Saturday, December 28 by phone or in person at the restaurant. Tickets are non-refundable; however, if guests need to cancel, tickets are accorded gift card status for a future visit. Reservations: 404-380-1886.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Midtown is celebrating New Year's Eve with all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-drink beer and champagne for $25 per person. Info: 404-968-2288.

JCT. Kitchen & Bar rings in the holidays in West Midtown with a four-course menu offering multiple options per course; supplemental items also are available for an additional fee. $65 per person. Reservations and info: 404-355-2252.

Buckhead's King + Duke hosts a four-course prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner on Tuesday, December 31. Three to four selections per course are offered, and a wine pairing with each dish is an option. At midnight, toast to 2014 with a complimentary glass of champagne. Dinner is $70 per person. Reservations and info: 404-477-3500.
The Mill Kitchen & Bar in Roswell hosts a New Year's Eve bash beginning at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, complete with live music, a champagne toast and a midnight balloon drop that encompasses Mill dollars, discounts and freebies. Info: 770-817-9345.

In historic Crabapple, Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails rings in a stylin' new year beginning with a special prix fixe menu from 5-10 p.m. for $65 per person. Live music starts at 8 p.m. and plays until the party stops. Toast midnight with a complimentary glass of champagne and party favors. To reserve a table, call 770-817-0161. For parties of eight or more, email or call 678-431-8753.

On New Year's Eve, Decatur's No. 246 hosts a four-course dinner that lets guests choose from multiple rustic Italian dishes. $60 per person with 20 percent gratuity for parties of six or more and a $10 corkage fee per bottle. Reservations and info: 678-399-8246.

The Optimist hosts a four-course dinner on New Year's Eve that gives guests multiple options per course. Supplemental items are available for an additional fee. $65 per person. Reservations and info: 404-477-6260.

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant celebrates a RAckin' New Year's Eve party on Tuesday, December 31 from 7 p.m. to close. Look forward to a DJ spinning party-worthy beats plus food and drink specials such as bonfire shrimp, the crunchy shrimp tempura roll, Tootsy Maki and edamame dip joined by Kirin/Kirin Light bombers, hot sake and more. Info: 404-267-0114.

Ray's Restaurants offers diners three warm holiday gathering spots. Ray's on the Creek's dining room is open from 5-11 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 for New Year's Eve, and the bar will remain open until 1 a.m. On Wednesday, January 1, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Reservations: 770-649-0064. Ray's on the River's dining room is open from 5-11 p.m. for New Year's Eve, and the bar will remain open until 1 a.m. on New Year's morning. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Wednesday, January 1. Reservations and info: 770-955-1187. Ray's in the City is celebrating New Year's Eve from 4-11 p.m. on December 31. Reservations and info: 404-524-9224.

Sweet Dee's Bakeshop in Tucker helps hosts uphold their resolution to serve delectable desserts over the holidays. New Year's Eve orders must be picked up before or on Tuesday, December 31. For orders and special holiday hours, call 770-696-4461.