Friday, July 11, 2014

Score with a World Cup Finale Party at Der Biergarten on July 13

Close out the final World Cup game at Der Biergarten’s finale party on July 13 at 3 p.m. Be sure to bring your raffle tickets received from each Warsteiner purchase since the kick-off party in June because Der Biergarten will draw for two prizes. The grand prize winner will receive two round-trip Lufthansa airline tickets to anywhere in Europe, and the second prize winner takes home an authentic German football jersey. Let the games begin!

The Truck Stops Here: Bar Meatball and More at Atlanta Street Food Festival in Piedmont Park on July 12

                                      Credit: Marco Alarcon

More than 40 food trucks, local artisans, a family fun zone and musical entertainment by live bands and DJs will gather at Piedmont Park for the Atlanta Street Food Festival from noon until 8 p.m. on July 12. Make a beeline to the Bar Meatball food truck and order classic meatballs with sauce, meatball sliders with fries and Italian-American pasta topped with meatballs. Combo plates are $7 and single sliders are $3 each. Sauce options include classic tomato, arugula walnut pesto, fredo or mushroom gravy. Cool off from the heat with made-to-order ice cream sandwiches ($5) or the signature Zeppole Joey’s “bag o donuts” with Nutella ($3). The event is free, but a wristband is required to buy food from the food trucks and to buy beer. Purchase your wristband ($10.50 each or 4 for $25) online before Saturday and receive $1 off each menu item over $6 at each truck. Kids ages 12 and under get in free, and event proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchen. Download the Atlanta Street Food Festival app to buy tickets, view food truck menus and get directions.

What's New on Pinterest: Seaside Snacking

Before hitting the beach all day, be sure to bring the essentials – sunscreen, drinks and, of course, food! Try out these easy, portable snacks from our Seaside Snacking board that are sure to make your beach day complete!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

#foodgram: @spoonforkbacon

Teri Lyn Clark and Jenni Fisher are two food stylists and photographers that created @spoonforkbacon. They bring you original recipes that include salted cantaloupe and ginger ice cream, blistered fava bean and butter lettuce salad and tri-tip beef. It’s enough to make you wish the pictures were scratch and sniff. After viewing the photos, click over to their blog and start cooking!

Only the Cherry Best for You at Whole Foods Market Buckhead Cherry Fest and One-Day Sale on July 11

The 5th annual Cherry Fest is making its way to the Buckhead Whole Foods Market on Friday, July 11. Fill up your shopping basket with cherries and sample and purchase Cherry Fest items located throughout the store. If you’re looking for a lunch hour break spot, visit the Prepared Foods department for special cherry tastings from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. This is one cherry event and sale you don’t want to miss!

Ink & Elm Dinner Pairs Four Courses with Rare Orphan Barrel Whiskeys on July 23

Clear your schedule and enjoy three rare Orphan Barrel whiskeys paired with a four-course dinner prepared by Ink & Elm executive chef Stephen Sharp. On July 23 at 7:30 p.m., guests will be led through a flight of three whiskeys that have been matured for years: Barterhouse, 20 years; Old Blowhard, 26 years; and Rhetoric, 20 years. The Emory Village restaurant is one of the few Atlanta restaurants to receive all three whiskeys from the Tullahoma, Tenn. whiskey company, and they can’t wait to share with you! Bourbon whiskey lovers, get your tickets online, $120 per person.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: Atkin's Park Restuarant & Bar Fried Chicken Biscuits

We are all about getting the best of both worlds, and the Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar Virginia-Highland brunch menu does just that. Take a bite out of the fried chicken biscuits that combine scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and tomato gravy and pair it with your choice of fresh fruit, Logan Turnpike stone-ground grits or skillet potatoes ($11). Brunch never tasted so good. 

Live Music and Mai Tai Thursdays are So Much Fun, You’ll Want to Send a Postcard Home from Trader Vic’s Atlanta

Escape without even setting foot out of the city. Sip on tropical cocktails and eat Polynesian cuisine at Trader Vic’s Atlanta. On Mai Tai Thursdays, enjoy legendary mai tai cocktails for $6 all night long and listen to live musical entertainment from 7-11 p.m. Lloyd's Rocksteady Revue starts things off on July 10 with the soulful sounds of 60s and 70s Jamaica. On July 17, The Volcanauts take the stage followed by Big Mike and Tongo Hiti on July 24. End the month off with Bogey & the Viceroy Quartet as they sing through the 60s, 70s and 80s. Music, cocktails and vintage island décor – it’s the perfect after work getaway. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Old World Meets New Finesse as Nikolai’s Roof Hosts Belgian Artisanal Spirits Dinner on July 17

                                                  Credit: James Camp

Experience fine dining, a contemporary menu and skyline view from Nikolai’s Roof and artisanal eaux-de-vie and liqueurs from Distillerie de Biercée at a four-course dinner and cocktail pairing on July 17. Beginning at 7 p.m., the first course starts with seared tuna, curry-infused mussels, petite heirloom tomato, sea beans and soy paired with a Peket cocktail of Peket dè Houyeu, Domaine de Canton, lime juice and kaffir lime simple syrup. The second course has seared foie gras with pineapple gelée, pearl onion, crispy duck skin and sherry vinegar paired with a Griotte cherry eau-de-vie and Buffalo Trace bourbon cocktail. Following that is veal crépinette with mustard demi-glace, young frisée and charred tomato vinaigrette follows, paired with a Lemon Eau de Villée cocktail. Top it all off with a frozen dark chocolate parfait with preserved lemon grass anglaise and espresso soil paired with Noir d’lvoire chocolate liqueur. $65 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Seating is limited; call 404-221-6362 today to reserve your spot!

10th & Piedmont Flexes its Mussels & Martinis Promotion July 9-22

10th & Piedmont brings you their Mussels & Martinis promotion July 9-22. While mussel specialties vary in price, all martinis are $10 each. Not to worry if you don’t know what to try first, executive chef Javier Viera has suggested pairings that don’t disappoint. When the fried mussel poppers ($8) meet the basil lemon drop martini, the bright flavors and taste is irresistible. To complement the braised mussels with French bread ($12), order a Kai Lemongrass cosmo. Twirl a spoonful of angel hair pasta and mussels with garlic butter, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese ($16) and pair it with an Angels Envy Manhattan for divine harmony. To enjoy these and more mussel and martini pairings, head to 10th & Piedmont before the promotion is over!

World Cup Finale, Mai Tai Thursdays and More in This Week's Dish!

World Cup fever has reached a whole new level in Atlanta, and we're eagerly anticipating the high stakes matches lined up for the rest of the tournament. Make a fast break to Der Biergarten to catch Brazil vs. Germany and the Netherlands vs. Argentina in semi-final play. Take a breather before returning on Sunday, July 13 for a World Cup finale party fit for champions. You could win two round-trip Lufthansa airline tickets to anywhere in Europe or an authentic German football jersey, so missing out would be a serious red card foul. Need to cool off after all that soccer action? Listen to live music while sipping Mai Tai cocktails at the legendary Trader Vic's for just $6 every Thursday night. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Foggy Ridge Cider Dinner is the Apple of Our Eye at Aria on July 8

The American, British and French heriloom apples might not be the best looking, but they sure are the best tasting. Meet  and dine with cidermaker Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider on Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner menu created by chef Gerry Klaskala and four cider pairings at Aria ($80 per person excluding tax and gratuity). Call 404-233-7673 and reserve your spot today.