Friday, June 20, 2014

Chick-a-Biddy Hosts Atlanta Community Food Bank Charity Night on June 23

Step up to the plate and help the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) continue to support families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. On Monday, June 23, cancel any dinner plans you previously had and head to Chick-a-Biddy for drinks, appetizers or dinner after 5 p.m., and 10 percent of your tab will go to ACFB. If your taste buds are indecisive, some of our menu suggestions include piri piri wood-grilled chicken, fried chicken, blackened chicken burgers, falafels, veggie plates and even salads – and that’s just a preview.

Y’all Come to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market Second Annual Sunday Supper on June 22

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market will hold its second annual Sunday Supper at the Cathedral of St. Philips at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Food and drinks will be provided from a variety of Atlanta restaurants, a local bakeshop, cheesemaker and brewery, Willamette Valley Vineyards and more. Make your bid at the live and silent auctions and dance to the sounds of Sailing to Denver. Purchase tickets at the market or online (you will need to create a login) for $70. Proceeds benefit the Wholesome Wave Georgia program and their city-required police officer. 

Make Tracks to JCT. Bar Summer Bar Bash Series on the Upstairs Patio June 21

JCT. Bar Summer Bar Bash series is one event you don’t want to miss. The kick-off event takes place Saturday, June 21 at JCT. Kitchen & Bar alongside the Westside Provisions train tracks. Tap your toes to the sounds of opening band Moontower as they bring 60s, 70s and 80s beats back for a “Throwback Summer.” With an upstairs bar and Midtown skyline view, you will want to clear your schedule for July 5, August 23 and September 20 as the series continues. While you’re at it, make sure you mark Sunday, July 20 for the Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest after-party.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

#Foodgram: @alisoneroman

Who says you can’t have breakfast for dessert? Alison Roman begs to differ on her Instagram page. Filled with a mixture of desserts for breakfast to fish on the grill, the senior associate food editor for Bon Appetit magazine knows how to appeal to all taste buds. See for yourself at @alisoneroman or @bonappetitmagYou won’t be disappointed.

Wine and Dine Amid the Cukes and Squash at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails Garden Dinner on June 22

Thanks to Miltons Cuisine & Cocktails, a great wining and dining experience isn't limited to just California anymore. Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 22 to experience seed-to-fork dining at Milton’s Garden Dinner. Guests will receive a tour of Miltons Acre & Strawberry fields by resident grower Pete Kohm. A gathering reception with hors d’oeuvre and libations will take place at 5 p.m., followed by a seated four-course chefs dinner with wine pairings. This non-refundable, rain-or-shine event is $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. Purchase tickets online. For more information, call 770-817-0161.

Have Wheels, Will Travel: Bar Meatball Food Truck Revs Up Sidney Marcus Park Concert on June 20

Bar Meatball
is shifting their gears and revving out of their Virginia-Highland home. Visit the Bar Meatball food truck at the Morningside Phamily Jam concert at Sidney Marcus Park on Friday, June 20 from 6-8 p.m. Dig into classic meatballs with sauce, meatball sliders with fries and Italian-American pasta topped with meatballs. All combo plates are $7. Made-to-order ice cream sandwiches will also be available. Enjoy a house-made chocolate chip and spumoni ice cream ($5) or the signature Zeppole Joeys bag o donuts with Nutella ($3).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Watsonia Farms Peaches

                                                                    Credit: Jack Deese

There’s no better season than peach season at Watsonia Farms! Here peaches are the main crop and cover 900 acres on the farm located in Monetta, S.C. If your summer road trips take you to Monetta or Gilbert, S.C., stop by the Watsonia Farm store. Not to fret you Georgia peach lovers, you can grab a handful of Watsonia Farms peaches at local farmers markets like the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. 

Smokebelly Carpoolers Get a Free Bite during New Weekday Lunch Hours

On your mark, get set, carpool! Pile three or more people in the car and drive to Smokebelly BBQ for lunch and receive a free appetizer Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Choose from Snacks, Belly Bites or Skinny Fixin’s on the menu. (Not valid with any other offer; one per table.) To compliment your appetizer, dive into a crisp chopped salad with bacon ($7.50) or the smoked salmon club sandwich and a side ($12.15). Whatever you choose, round up the herd and head to 128 East Andrews Drive, NW.

Wine, Cheese and Sunset on the Chattahoochee River are Yours at Ray’s on the River June 20 Event

Sip wine, sample cheese and let your workweek flow down the Chattahoochee River at this month’s Sunset, Wine and Cheese tasting at Rays on the River. For $20 per person, gather your friends and sit on the patio from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on June 20. Call 770-955-1187 to save your spot today.

What's New on Pinterest: Under the Sea

Our Under the Sea board might be missing the Disney touch, but it doesn’t forget to include some tempting seafood dishes. Wherever you are, bring the seaside taste to your kitchen with margarita shrimp tacos or a seafood enchilada pasta bake. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Game-X Hours for Summer

You might be too old for summer camp, but youre never too old for Game-X. Now with new summer hours, you can fit a lot more game time into your days and nights. Your complete gaming experience can begin Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from noon-10 p.m. Game-X offers more than 60 of the latest games, sports experiences, simulations and a few blasts from the past. After a few rounds of nonstop play, gamers can enjoy an American menu, craft beers, cocktails and wine. Now that’s the ultimate summer.  

Grill or Be Grilled. Opt for the Marlow’s Tavern Annual Grilling Contest and You Might Win a Big Green Egg

Put on your apron and fire up the grill because the Marlow's Tavern Annual Grilling Contest is now underway. John C. Metz, Marlows co-founder and executive chef, will review all entries and select the winners, who will be announced at the grill party on September 6 at Marlows Tavern in Dunwoody. First place wins a Big Green Egg, second place receives a $200 Marlows Tavern gift card and third place takes home a $100 Marlows Tavern gift card. All entries must be submitted by Friday, August 1.

New Sushi and Hand Rolls Rock RA Sushi Menu This Summer

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant understands summer appetites and has rolled out a new appetizer and sushi and hand rolls available through September 30. Some of these exclusive menu items include lightly fried edamame wontons ($8), a seared dill salmon roll with cool cucumber, avocado and arugula topped with seared salmon ($11) and a shrimp-calamari tempura roll that incorporates cucumber, avocado and cream cheese topped with crunchy tempura and a drizzle of sweet eel sauce ($9.50). If that’s not enough, three of RA Sushi’s hand rolls from menus past are back by popular demand for $5.50 each. Before summer ends, try the spicy tuna hand roll, the chili ponzu yellowtail hand roll with chili ponzu sauce and the shrimp tempura hand roll with shrimp, kani kama crab mix, tuna mix, creamy wasabi sauce, avocado and cucumber.

New Rolls at RA Sushi, Milton's Garden Dinner and More in This Week's Dish!

Summer break is finally here, and the kids aren't the only ones who deserve a vacation. Give your kitchen the night off and let the experts at RA Sushi roll up something special for you and the family like the new seared dill salmon roll featuring cucumber, avocado and arugula for just $11. Their new summer menu is available through September 30, so we anticipate plenty of warm nights spent sipping cocktails and working our way through the new bites. Over in historic Crabapple, Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails heats things up with their summer garden dinner complete with hors d'oeuvre, libations, a four course dinner with wine pairings and a tour of Milton's Acre & Strawberry Fields on Sunday, June 22. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Coming Soon!

We are thrilled about these restaurants opening in the next few weeks. Bring your appetite and stay tuned for more details.

July 7: Tin Drum Asiacafe (North Druid Hills)
July 8: Willy’s (North Druid Hills)
July 17: Makan (Decatur)
July 21: Le Fat (Westside)
July 22: The Pig & The Pearl (Atlantic Station)
Aug. 15: Tin Lizzy’s (Kennesaw)
Aug. 26: Willy’s (Sandy Springs)