Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Meets Heat with Limited-time Menu at Tin Drum Asiacafé

Through August 17, Tin Drum Asiacafé diners can experience the limited-time menu – “Sweet+Heat from the Asian Streets.” Two signature items feature the Asian sweet and spicy combination. The Snap Dragon mango taco has juicy, sautéed chopped chicken marinated in an authentic spicy green curry sauce and is topped with fresh, sweet mango, steamed rice and red cabbage slaw folded into a flour tortilla. The Kang Yum mango bowl features spicy green curry sauce with sweet mango on top of sautéed chicken and a bed of rice with fresh spinach, carrots and red cabbage mango slaw. There is also a vegetarian option. For locations and more menu items, visit Tin Drum Asiacafé website

BBQ & Blues Stars at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails on June 29

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails monthly BBQ & Blues Sundays begins Sunday, June 29. Live music starts at 5 p.m. and strums along until 9 p.m. When cornhole, craft brews and cocktails, chicken, ribs, sides by chef Derek Dollar and a special barbecue menu all come together, it is a guaranteed great time. To claim a seat call 770-817-0161.  Don’t fret, if you can’t make it this month, clear your schedule for August 24 and September 28. 

Piedmont Park Green Market Picks Article 14 Chef Christopher Blobaum to Lead Demo on June 28

Stop by the Piedmont Park Green Market on Saturday, June 28 and watch chef Christopher Blobaum from Article 14 lead the cooking demo. Chris is the corporate executive chef for Legacy Restaurant Partners and is passionate about organic farming and agricultural sustainability. The market opens at 9 a.m. and Chris will be on the Community Center patio at 11 a.m. Don’t leave empty handedbe sure to pick up farm-fresh produce and locally made goodies!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mimosas and Bloody Marys are $1 at Article 14 Weekend Brunch

If the only tough decisions in life were about mimosas and bloody marys, the world might be a happier place. For a limited time, Article 14 in Midtown is serving up $1 mimosas and $1 bloody marys during Saturday or Sunday brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Pair your drink with menu favorites like summer berries with Greek yogurt and local honey ($8) or a simple garden salad ($7). You can also enjoy a farmers market omelet with Many Fold sheep’s milk cheese ($12) or the Daily Grind of Angus beef with aged white cheddar on brioche ($12). Sip, eat and be merry.

What’s New on Pinterest: More Cheese, Please!

Cheese really does make a meal better, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Our More Cheese, Please!” board is filled with recipes that will have you grabbing your cheese shredder. Put a spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich with beer-battered grilled cheese oozing with smoky bacon and melty cheese between two toasted slices of beer-battered bread, or turn macaroni and cheese into pancakes. With cheese, the possibilities are endless. 

Toast Water with SweetWater Hefeweizen and Save the Hooch with Pizza on June 28

Chow down on pizza for a great cause at the Save the Hooch pizza party on Saturday, June 28 from 2-5 p.m. at Parma Tavern in Buford, Ga. Handcrafted stone-oven pizza samples will be served and the sales benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance and SweetWater’s Save the Hooch campaign. Wash it all down with an ice cold SweetWater Waterkeeper Hefeweizen before it leaves for the summer. To get the full experience, purchase a SweetWater t-shirt before you drift home. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Chick-a-Biddy Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders

Calling all chicken tenders lovers, specifically the gluten-free ones. Chick-a-Biddy offers gluten-free chicken tenders served in a basket with wasabi honey or barbecue sauce and two sides ($12). Try the Itty Biddie versions fried ($6) or jerked ($5). Elvis Presley said it best, “Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfilled.” Happy eating!

Give it a Swirl -- Article 14 Hosts Bourbon & Bites Tasting on July 1

Article 14 offers their Bourbon & Bites tasting on the first Tuesday of each month. For $25 per person, enjoy handpicked bourbon and small bites on July 1 from 5-7 p.m. To prepare for the event, Article 14 has seven tips for bourbon tasting: study the color, give it a swirl, sniff, sip, swallow, water it down and put it on the rocks. No need to write it down; look on the Article 14 Bourbon & Bites page for a review session.

Beat the Clock and Purchase Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival Tickets before the Price Rises on July 1

We are all about saving you money. That’s why we are bringing you the ticket scoop on JCT.’s sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival. Get your tickets before midnight on July 1 or shell out more money as ticket prices increase to $70 per person. Through June 30, experience the luxury of paying $55 person and $50 for Georgia Organics members. Spend Sunday, July 20 from 1-5 p.m. with more than 50 of the South’s top chefs, 19 mixologists and more than 30 farmers. The afternoon devoted to tasting tomato dishes and concoctions will benefit Georgia Organics and The Giving Kitchen. Along with festival founder Ford Fry, participating chefs include Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Lance Gummere of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy, Joey Ward of Gunshow, E.J. Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Chrysta Poulos of King + Duke and St. Cecilia, Joe Schafer of King + Duke, Derek Dollar of Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, Adam Evans of The Optimist, Andrew Smith and Scotley Innis of Ormsby’s, Andrew Isabella and Drew Belline of No. 246 and Craig Richards of St. Cecilia. Mercedes O’Brien of Gunshow, Eduardo Guzman of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist and Ronnie LeClair II of No. 246 are on the mixologist list. Head over to Goat Farm Arts Center this year for the festival and again, don’t procrastinate on purchasing your tickets. Visit Facebook for more information.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kevin Gillespie Named Finalist in 8th Annual GRACE Awards

Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow is one of three finalists in the running for The Innovator Award. The finalists for the Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards are peer-nominated and are set apart by their exceptional contributions to the Georgia restaurant industry. Winners will be announced at the GRACE Awards Gala in November. Congratulations, Kevin!

Old Vinings Inn SummerFeast Puts Dinner for Two on the Table for $35

After a long work day, sometimes that last thing you want to do is turn the stove on during a hot, summer day. Old Vinings Inn understands and has the perfect solution with their SummerFeast promotion that runs through mid-August. Whether you dine in or pick up, you can receive two complete meals for $35 – appetizer, entrée, side dish and dessert. Now that’s great tasting Southern value! Each week, the chef cooks up a new menu that consists of Southern classics that are planned around the market’s best seasonal ingredients and posted on the restaurant's website and Facebook page. Some examples include pimento cheese spread, smoked and dry-rubbed baby back ribs, summer bean salad and fingerling potato salad. Dessert items could include salted caramel torte or white chocolate shortcakes with strawberry coulis and vanilla crème. For pick up orders or more information call 770-438-2282.

Bite Your Bison and Celebrate the Great American West and Great American Summer at Ted’s Montana Grill

Put your professional selfie (or regular photography) skills to great use and kick off the Ted’s Montana Grill Great American Summer celebration with “Bite Your Bison,” an online photo contest and grassroots campaign to elect bison as the national mammal ( Through July 14, submit photo contest entries and nominations on the Ted’s Montana Grill Facebook page or upload Instagram photos and tweets with the hashtag #BiteYourBison. Fans vote for three finalists and a restaurant panel will vote for a grand prize winner to take home a Big Green Egg.
Ted’s Montana Grill was the first national restaurant company to introduce bison to the menu, and it offers more bison menu items than any other restaurant in the world. Before sizzling on the grill, Certified Angus Beef or National Bison Association-certified bison is ground fresh throughout the day, dashed with seasoning and hand-pattied. Some noteworthy menu items include Montana Breakfast topped with American cheese, grilled ham, spicy tomato jam and an over-easy egg; Knife-And-Fork Chili Cheese with pepper jack, cheddar, Flying D chili, jalapeños and red onions; and George’s Cadillac with cheddar cheese, smoky bacon and barbecue sauce. 

Killer Tomato Tickets, $1 Cocktails at Article 14 and More in This Week's Dish

Have your tickets to the sixth annual Attack of the Killer Tomato at The Goat Farm Arts Center yet? Snag some for just $55 per person or $50 for Georgia Organic members before the ticket price increases to $70 per person on July 1. Once your tickets have been secured, set your sights on Article 14 for $1 mimosas and bloody marys during weekend brunch for a limited time. Impressed with the menu at the Midtown favorite? Stroll over to Piedmont Park on June 28 for a demonstration from Article 14's own chef Christopher Blobaum at the Piedmont Park Green Market. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, June 23, 2014

#foodgram: @donnahaymagazine

As Australia’s leading food editor and best-selling cookbook author, Donna Hay knows a thing or two about food. Scroll through the @donnahaymagazine pictures and feast your eyes on dishes like Italian-style tomato, chicken and bread soup or baked lamb and oregano meatballs. If that’s not enough to make you get out the mixing bowls, try your hand at the caramel maple mud cupcakes with fudge frosting. Your palate will thank you.