Friday, March 21, 2014

What's New on Pinterest: Low-Cal Libations

Photo by Jeremy Adamo

Online shopping, boutique browsing and catalog flipping reveal swimsuit season arriving faster than Peter Cottontail. If that thought has you craving alcohol, our Low-Cal Libations board reveals skinny margaritas and paleo cocktails to keep you calm, cool and drinking on the lighter side.

Bell’s Brewery Beer Launch Takes Over Marlow’s Tavern Alpharetta on March 25

Michigan brewers are eager to kiss their own winter goodbye and cart their summer ale south for a March beer launch. Warm days mean cold beer. Bell’s Brewery, based in Kalamazoo, Mich., is launching their seasonal Oberon ale on the patio at Marlow’s Tavern in Alpharetta on Tuesday, March 25 from 6-10 p.m. To accomplish the same in Michigan this time of year would require much more outerwear. Word is that the Bell’s gang is packing swag with their beer for games and a raffle. Marlow’s is whipping up appetizer sampler plates of crab beignets, mozzarella flatbread and goat cheese bruschetta ($9.50) to keep your beers company.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Spring Rolls at Aqua blue

Photo by Brandon Amato
Save on sips and munch on spring rolls this week in honor of spring finally rolling in. These crunchy bites comprise one of the options on the $5 appetizer menu offered at Aqua blue’s Thursday ladies night. Select martinis, cocktails and wines by the glass are $5 each at the Roswell restaurant and bar. Get the girls together to celebrate spring and fresh bites!

#Foodgram of the Week: @smonkeyslippers

The first “s” in Meredith Steele’s @smonkeyslippers Instagram username stands for sock. The Dallas, Texas-based food fanatic has a 5-year-old who keeps her on her toes in the kitchen. Her In Sock Monkey Slippers blog was nominated as Best Kids Food Blog by SAVEUR magazine! Check it out for family-friendly recipes and drool-worthy photographs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JCT. Kitchen & Bar Hosts First Patio Party of the Season

Among budding branches and blooming flowers, patio parties are a sure sign of spring. Visit JCT. Kitchen & Bar this Saturday, March 22 from 3-6 p.m. for the first soiree of the season. Andouille sausage sizzles on grills and plates alongside green tomato chowchow and beer mustard. Refreshing cocktails join the list of quenchers, such as $1 Ommegang “Hop House” beers (while supplies last) and a $6 Tea-Juana Punch combo of tequila and iced tea. Saved by the Band is well-versed in ‘80s and ‘90s hits and will be rocking the open-air patio.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina Now Pulls Corona Light on Draft; Midtown Location Throws Launch Party March 26

With warmer weather approaching, timing couldn’t be better for Corona Light on draft to launch at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina. Draft Corona Lights are the perfect pairing for Tin Lizzy’s Three Amigos trio of salsa, queso and guac with chips or the other FlexMex hits on their menu. All Tin Lizzy’s locations have patios so you can ride the draft inside or out.

To celebrate Corona Light’s bottle-liberation, Tin Lizzy’s Midtown location on Crescent Avenue will host a launch party on Wednesday, March 26 from 6-9 p.m. Get in the brew mood for $4 Corona Light drafts, $15 pitchers and lots of Corona Light swag.