Friday, June 13, 2014

Hooray for the Red, White & Brew at Marlow’s Tavern, June 17-July 28

Beginning Tuesday, June 17 through Monday, July 28, the Red, White & Brew summer menu is making an appearance at all Marlow’s Tavern locations. Relish an explosive taste of all-American flavors in addition to Marlow’s regular menu with beer cheese soup ($6) or a watermelon and buffalo mozzarella salad ($8.50). Satisfy your taste buds with a Wild West bison burger with bacon, cheddar and BBQ ranch ($13.50), or display your allegiance with a backyard blackened mahi sandwich paired with red, white and blue potato salad ($15). Save room for dessert with campfire s’mores, a dessert layering house-made milk chocolate and peanut butter, graham cracker and burnt marshmallows in a jar ($6).

Three Cheers for the USA in World Cup Play at Atkins Park Virginia-Highland Party on June 16

Root for the home team at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland as USA goes up against Ghana on Monday, June 16 at 6 p.m. For a chance to win a raffle prize, make a Budweiser, Bud Light or Monday Night Brewing purchase and receive a raffle ticket during the first three USA games. There will be a drawing for prizes at the conclusion of each game. Watch, cheer and drink, and may the drawing be in your favor.

Charge to the Last Brigade Supper at Love is Love Farm, Gaia Gardens on June 15

A reunion is in order, and for a great cause.
Brian Horn (JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist) and those who worked side-by-side on chef Gary Mennie’s line at Canoe are coming together for The Last Brigade Supper. The fundraising dinner takes place at Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens this Sunday, June 15.  A pre-dinner reception, tour of the Decatur farm and dinner with wine pairings begins at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia and its mission of increasing access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food at producer-only farmers markets across Georgia. To purchase tickets, click here

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Bantam + Biddy Pimento Cheese

From sweet tea and fried chicken to pimento cheese, the South has its staple items no matter the day or the occasion. Bantam + Biddy keep these southern staples alive by serving up their own version of pimento cheese. Guests dining at the Ansley Mall or Crescent Avenue locations can enjoy a generous scoop paired with crackers and veggie slices ($5). 

Join the Stein Club at Der Biergarten and Attend Buffet and Beer Tasting on June 14

words: Der Biergarten Stein Club membership. It’s the perfect gift we’ve all been waiting for, at least for fellow beer-lovers. On Saturday, June 14 from 4-6 p.m., the German restaurant will host a special event for Stein Club members. Current members can enjoy complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvre, half-liter beers and watch the World Cup action as England takes on Italy at 5 p.m.  A $60 annual membership includes food and merchandise discounts, VIP invites, seminars, tastings and pilsner privileges including a personal, European-made stein that’s stored at Der Biergarten. So what are you waiting for? Join Stein Club this week and mention The Dish to be one of the lucky ones to receive an invitation to this event.

Chick-a-Biddy Hatches DJ Series on Friday and Saturday Nights in June

Start your weekend at
Chick-a-Biddy on Friday and Saturday nights as DJs bring the tunes from 9 p.m. until midnight. This weekend, Cozy Shawn drops the beat on Friday followed by Dookie Platters on Saturday. Bring your friends and don’t worry about eating before you leave work. Enjoy an all-natural poultry dinner or an order of “Itty Biddies” and wings, or get a head start on brunch with fried chicken and waffles. Tune out the work week and turn up the music. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

#Foodgram: @saveurmag

Forget live, love, laugh. If you live food first, @saveurmag is for you. Scroll through pictures from Saveur magazine test kitchens, home kitchens and travels from around the world. For a delectable indulgence, check out  the Nutella cheesecake with brownie cookie crumbles picture 

Aqua blue Duels with Bourbon, Nikolai’s Roof with Whiskey in ACVB Battle of the Bottles Final on June 18

"What would Rhett drink?" That is the question the ACVB Battle of the Bottles poses to Atlanta restaurants and bars in remembrance of the Battle of Atlanta and Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind." With 3,200 votes from visitors and residents, the pouring filed is now narrowed down to 14 contenders, two for each spirited category. Roswell restaurant Aqua blue is looking to win the bourbon category, "It's About Bourbon, Thyme & Scarlet" against Tap's entry. In the whiskey category "Rhett's Southern Pecan Pie," Nikolai’s Roof (Hilton Atlanta) is striving for a win against Thrive by using Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey whiskey. The final duel takes place on Wednesday, June 18 at the Connect event at Opera.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What's New on Pinterest: Picnics that Please

Whether you're heading to the pool, lake, beach or mountains, our Picnics that Please board is ready to go wherever summer paths lead. Grab a blanket and fill your basket with strawberry shortcake-packed Mason jars, Watermelon salsa and other portable picnic treats. For summertime adventure, this board ranks high.

Tom Gray is Gunshow Hired Guns Guest Chef June 17-18

Tom Gray of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails in Jacksonville, Fla., will step up to the range as Hired Guns guest chef on Tuesday, June 17 and Wednesday, June 18. Influenced by his Southern upbringing, extensive travels and experience, Gray will share his love for American flavors with Gunshow dinner guests. Gray is the recipient of two Best Chef: South James Beard Award nominations. To see Gray's zest for life and cooking, follow @ChefTomGray on Twitter. For Kevin Gillespie and Gunshow, Hired Guns is like having an abundance of summer visitors drop in for a short but much-needed visit. And, what's better than having chefs come in and cook along with your crew? Make a reservation online or call 404-380-1886.

For a Fungi Time, Hit G’s Midtown for Mushrooms & Merlots June 11-25

The more Mushrooms & Merlots pairings you try, the merrier the evening will be during this June 11-25 promotion at G’s Midtown. Earthy mushrooms take on heavenly dimensions in Chef Javier Viera’s hands, especially when paired with wines by the glass or bottle from Washington state or California’s Mendocino County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles or Sonoma regions. The fungi begins with shareables and pairings such as jumbo lump crab-stuffed caps ($8) paired with Angeline Reserve merlot ($9 glass/$32 bottle); Sizzling Skillet Shrooms with truffle butter, fresh herbs and French baguette crostini paired with Purple Cowboy merlot ($9/$32) or merlot-marinated mushrooms coated Italian-style, crispy fried and accompanied by caper rémoulade and lemon, paired with Rolling Stones Forty Licks merlot from Wines that Rock ($11/$42). A beefy plate of Shrooms & Sirloin unites an eight-ounce top sirloin steak with potato hash browns, caramelized onions, herb butter and sautéed portobello mushrooms ($18) to pair with Franciscan merlot ($12/$45). Twirl forkfuls of linguine al funghi ($16), fresh-made pasta studded with sweet peas and crispy pancetta in Asiago cream sauce, divine alongside Castle Rock merlot ($8/$30). Cap the meal with chanterelle rice pudding ($6).

FIFA World Cup Action, Mushrooms & Merlots and More in This Week's Dish

After four years of torturous anticipation, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally here! Skip the 10 hour flight to Rio de Janeiro and catch all the action in HD right here in Atlanta. Der Biergarten kicks things off with a party on Thursday, June 12, complete with half price appetizers and $10 beer mugs with $5 refills during the party. Once the games start, order a one-liter Warsteiner beer for $8 and score a raffle ticket that could land you and a guest a trip to Europe. Atkins Park Tavern & Bar has prizes of their own during each USA match - just order a Budweiser, Bud Light or Monday Night Brewing beer to claim a raffle ticket, then stick around for the giveaway at the end of the match. Need to take a break from all that soccer action? Make your way to G's Midtown for their Mushrooms & Merlots promotion. Starting June 11, Chef Javier Viera pairs some magnificent mushrooms with wines by the glass or bottle. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Der Biergarten Party Kicks Off World Cup Action on June 12

Slip on your favorite team jersey and soccer socks and head to Der Biergarten to catch FIFA World Cup soccer when the mania begins on Thursday, June 12. During the 4-7 p.m. party, flag down half-priced appetizers and score a 16-ounce beer mug when you purchase a beer for $10 -- then replenish your mug with $5 refills during the party. Warsteiner will offer one-liter beers for $8 during the first game and through the last match on July 13. Each beer comes with a raffle ticket leading up to a big drawing during the last match. Grand prize winner wins round trip tickets for two to Europe, and second place snags a genuine team Germany soccer shirt.