Friday, August 15, 2014

Appetizing Aperture: St. Cecilia's Burrata Antipasti Plate

Caviar, tomatoes and radish meet cucumber vinaigrette on the burrata antipasti plate ($15) at
St. Cecilia. We understand if you don’t want to share this garden fresh goodness!

Orpheus Brewing Releases Lyric Ale, a Flagship Beer for All Seasons

Orpheus Brewing has released its second year-round beer. Lyric Ale is a hoppy dry saison with a combination of peach and citrus flavors. Orpheus founder and brewmaster Jason Pellett shares that hops from three continents contribute to the harmonic balance of fruit and spice in this brew that pairs confidently with everything from cheese and barbecue to fruit desserts. Be on the lookout for cans of Lyric Ale in stores soon -- it's labeled with Peter Ferrari artwork. For now, you can try out the newest ale by draft in area restaurants or by visiting the Orpheus Brewing tasting room.

Saddle Up with Ted’s Montana Grill to Make the Bison America’s National Mammal

The national emblem might be set in stone, but the spot for national mammal is still open! The bison is the largest land mammal in the country and according to the  Ted’s Montana Grill crew, it’s the perfect national mammal. Read about the cause and "Vote Bison" on the Make Bison the National Mammal Petition.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Frame Your Piedmont Park Arts Fest Outing with Food and Drink at 10th & Piedmont, G’s Midtown and HOBNOB, August 16-17

If you’re looking for painting, photography, sculpture, leather or metal work, blown glass, jewelry or anything handcrafted, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival is where you’ll want to be. Over the weekend of August 16-17, more than 250 artists will be in Atlanta’s largest park from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Grab a bite to eat beforehand or go for dinner and drinks afterwards at G’s Midtown, HOBNOB and 10th & Piedmont. Brunch at G’s Midtown starts on Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or catch dinner beginning at 5 p.m. HOBNOB serves brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday and dinner starting at 5 p.m. Let the fun begin!

Sing Along with Schlager at Der Biergarten’s 6th Annual Schlager Party on August 16

German pop-culture tunes from the 60s and 70s will be taking over at the Der Biergarten Schlager Party on Saturday, August 16 from 7 p.m. until midnight. The fun doesn’t stop there. Drink up beer specials of Krombacher pilsner and Weihenstephaner hefeweissbier prices at $9 per liter and break out the lederhosen and knee socks for the costume contest. First prize is two German Bierfest tickets and two Der Biergarten T-shirts; second place nabs a $50 Der Biergarten gift card and a T-shirt; and third place picks up a $25 Der Biergarten gift card.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#foodgram: @annawatsoncarl

Follow food-loving writer Anna Watson Carl @annawatsoncarl as she snaps photos of food, travel and dinner parties. Find some of the recipes in “The Yellow Table Cookbook” (Fall 2014) and on her blog, The Yellow Table.

Willy’s Mexicana Grill Wraps $5 Burritos for North Druid Hills Grand Opening on August 14

The Willy’s Mexicana Grill North Druid Hills location grand-opening fiesta is on Thursday, August 14. From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m., burrito lovers can try samples of Willy's specialties, spin the prize wheel and put their names in for raffle prizes. Almost every Willy’s order begins with a tortilla that’s made with freshly prepared dough mixed throughout the day and the restaurant makes salsa and guac fresh each day. Willy’s Mexicana Grill in The Village shopping center is open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. Swing by for a great time and a great meal!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

G’s Midtown Burgers & Beaujolais Confirms It’s the Summer of the Burger, August 13-26

Beginning Wednesday, August 13 through Tuesday, August 26, G’s Midtown will serve a special Burgers & Beaujolais pairing menu. Couplings include a double bacon cheeseburger sporting cheddar and applewood smoked bacon paired with Chateau des Capitans; lamb burger with arugula, tomato, mint and cucumber yogurt, feta cheese and red onion paired with Georges Duboeuf Brouilly; salmon burger loaded with lettuce, pickled red onions, caper aioli and tomato served with Georges Duboeuf Villages; turkey burger topped with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo paired with Georges Duboeuf Chiroubles; and a vegetarian garden burger with spinach, tomato, cucumber and jalapeño mayo accompanied by Georges Duboeuf Fleurie. Burgers range in price from $10-$12 each and Beaujolais complements are priced from $9-$13 per glass. 

Tandy Wilson at Gunshow, Sella & Mosca Wine Dinner at Ink & Elm and More in This Week's Dish!

Tandy Wilson, chef/owner of the sensational City House in Nashville, brings his talents to Gunshow for this month's Hired Guns guest chef series on Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13. Wilson's passion for local ingredients and cured meats will be on full display as he shares his dishes with diners. Meanwhile, Ink & Elm pairs with Sella & Mosca for a five-course dinner in their private dining room on Wednesday, August 13. Reservations are required and are limited, so make yours online today. All that and much more in this week's Dish!

Sella & Mosca Chooses Ink & Elm for August 13 Italian Fine Wine Dinner

Appreciate and learn more about wines from the Sella & Mosca winery over dinner in the private dining room of Ink & Elm on Wednesday, August 13. On the menu is a five-course menu prepared my executive chef Stephen Sharp and is paired with these prized Sella & Mosca wines: La Cala, Vermentino di Sardegna D.O.C. 2012; Cannonau di Sardegna, D.O.C. Riserva 2010; Marchese di Villamarina, Alghero D.O.C. 2004; and Terre Rare, Carignano del Sulcis D.O.C. Riserva. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a reception featuring a Campari aperitif and concludes with Ink & Elm's limoncello crafted by mixologist Nick Chaivarlis. Purchase seats online for $100 per person (not including tax, gratuity or $4.49 service fee). Buon appetito! 

James Beard Finalist and Nashville City House Chef Tandy Wilson is Gunshow Hired Guns Guest on August 12-13

It's that time again! This month's Hired Guns guest chef is Tandy Wilson of City House in Nashville. On Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13, Wilson will serve up stuffed mozzarella bruchetta, zucchini, garlic garum and lemon; crispy pork meatballs, peach jezebel, mint, red onion, chilies and grit crumbs; and baked ricotta, blueberries and preserves and cinnamon toast. This talented chef grew up to pad his degree in hotel restaurant administration with studies at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, time at world-famous Tra Vigne restaurant in St. Helena, Calif. and a few years in Italy learning about regional Italian cooking before opening City House in 2007. He’s a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and has been a Best Chef: Southeast James Beard Award finalist two years in a row. Grab your seat by reserving online or by calling 404-380-1886.

Monday, August 11, 2014

What's New on Pinterest: Life's a Peach

Georgia just isn't Georgia without the peaches. Grab some of summer's sweet and juicy peaches and check out our Life’s a Peach board. Our peachy pins include basil, bacon and peach baked brie, paleo peach coconut smoothie, summer peach and balsamic pizza and more!