Friday, August 22, 2014

Fortune Cookie Says Your Office Might Win a Tin Drum Asiacafé Office BBQ Bash

And fortune cookie is never wrong. This Smokin’ Korean BBQ from Tin Drum Asiacafé will transform your lunch break into an all-out BBQ Bash. Enter the August 25 – October 19 contest to see if good fortune is on your side. Each Tin Drum Asiacafé location is awarding an Office BBQ Bash that feeds up to 20 people and includes three gallons of peach-ginger tea, one Smokin’ Korean BBQ tray, one traditional Tin Drum tray of your choice, one salad tray and one mixed spring roll tray, all delivered and set up by the Tin Drum Asiacafé catering team.

Enter while dining at Tin Drum Asiacafé by scanning the sweepstakes QR code on your table and following  the instructions. If you chose to do takeout, you can also enter in the comfort of your own home by visiting the Tin Drum Asiacafé Facebook fan page by clicking “Enter Now” or “Sweepstakes” on the Tin Drum page. If you prefer the hashtag over the like, enter #tindrumofficebash @tindrummer and follow the link on Twitter. Be sure to complete all of the information so you can get all of the glory if your office wins! 

Appetizing Aperture

What’s more refreshing than a couple of days away from the city? Absolutely nothing. Even better, White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga. is only a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Atlanta. With newly built lodging, stay a few nights and get rejuvenated. During your stay, get up close and personal with cattle and poultry by taking a farm tour. After working up an appetite on your journey through the ranch, pay a visit to the farm store or White Oak Pastures’ open-air dining pavilion

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Well, if you weren’t hungry before, you definitely will be now! Makan in Decatur is a fusion of Asian street and comfort food. More pictures of this colorful cuisine can be found @makanatl

Celebrate Eight with $8 Appetizer and Drink Specials at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails through August 31

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is turning eight this month, and that calls for a celebration! Now through August 31, chef Derek Dollar and staff want to say “thank you” to their loyal patrons, old and new, by offering a special anniversary appetizer or cocktail for only $8. After you try the Cajun shrimp skewer joined by smoked bacon succotash and red pepper coulis, refresh your palate with Southern strawberry lemonade, served in a mason jar of course. 

Ale Aboard! JCT.- Terrapin Bar Bash Loads Up Crawfish Boil, Bacon Jam, Ooo-Eee Sauce, Atlanta Funk Society and More on August 23

When JCT. Kitchen & Bar and Terrapin Beer Company come together to throw a Bar Bash, it is anything but typical.  From 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, sip (or chug) some of your favorite Terrapin brews including RecreationAle and Hi-5 IPA for only $3 a can. If you’re feeling a little peachy, tip back a cup of beer punch infused with Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse ale for $6.

Chefs E.J. Hodgkinson and Brian Meiler are not going to let you drink on an empty stomach! They will be cooking up a crawfish boil with Georgia corn accompanied by crawfish straight from the Gulf and local potatoes to feed two to three people for $17. If you’re not crazy about crustaceans, the Original JCT. burger topped with bacon jam and blue cheese ($10) will make an appearance, as well as a double-smoked sausage perfectly paired with ooo-eee sauce and pepper jelly ($5). The Atlanta Funk Society will have you twisting and hustling the night away with 60s-70s-80s tunes. If you’re anywhere else this Saturday, you’re doing it wrong. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

no. 246 no. 3 Anniversary Calls for August 24 Backyard Bonanza

no.246 is celebrating three years of exceptional eats on Sunday, August 24 from 5-7 p.m. with a backyard bash. A pig roast, $2.46 Terrapin beer specials and a ping-pong tournament will be accompanied with Americana tunes by Atlanta’s own City Mouse

Todd Richards of The Pig & The Pearl, The Shed at Glenwood Works with Pork at Morningside Farmers Market Chef Demo on August 23

Are you tired of buying all of that farm-fresh fare at the farmers market only to realize you have no idea what to do with it? Chef Todd Richards from The Pig & The Pearl will be at the Morningside Farmers Market on Saturday, August 23 working with the product he knows best: pork. Riverview Farms, a certified organic farm in northwest Georgia, is providing Richards will a fresh from the farm hog. This delectable demo with begin at 9 a.m. and market hours are 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

RE: Purpose, a Lifecycle Celebration Calls to the Keen and Green Out There on August 20

Humidity haters, get excited! Summer is coming to a close and this calls for a celebration. RE: Purpose, a Lifecycle Celebration on August 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Opera Midtown is the perfect place to sway to live music by LBC, indulge in local eats and dish out some dollars at the silent auction featuring unique reclaimed pieces by Lifecycle Building Center. When all that grooving on the dance floor leaves you famished, truffle chicken salad, egg salad and fried chicken and chow chow sliders by Bantam + Biddy will fill that hollow spot in your stomach. Angelically good deviled eggs and refreshing cucumber sandwiches contributed by executive chef E.J. Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen & Bar will also be offered. Lifecycle Building Center, a nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, transforms building materials from landfills to functional furniture provided to schools and nonprofits for free and to the general public for a small fee. Purchase your tickets online for $30 each. 

JCT. Bar Bash, $8 Anniversary Specials at Milton's and More in This Week's Dish!

Summer just isn't summer without a patio party or two. Luckily, JCT. Kitchen & Bar agrees. That's why their Summer Bar Bash series returns to the upstairs patio bar this Saturday, August 23. Terrapin Beer Company joins the festivities as a sponsor, and they're bringing RecreationAle and Hi-5 IPA for just $3 a can. Pair your drinks with a heaping helping of the special crawfish boil featuring Georgia corn, Gulf crawfish and local potatoes for $17. Each order is enough to feed two or three people, so grab a friend or two and party down. Then make your way out to historic Crabapple to help chef Derek Dollar and his team mark the eighth anniversary of Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails. With $8 Cajun shrimp skewers and Southern strawberry lemonades through August 31, there's plenty to celebrate. All that and more in this week's Dish

International Woodworking Fair Attendees -- Carve Out Time to Eat at These Atlanta Faves

We know that woodworking can drill into mealtime and leave your stomach feeling empty, but don’t worry, we have the perfect places to cure those hunger pains. Only minutes away from International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center are some of Atlanta’s favorite spots for delicious food. In the mood for burgers and beer? STATS in downtown’s Luckie Marietta District has you covered offering juicy double-stack cheeseburgers for $11, $14 5-bottle beer buckets and ice-cold 100-ounce beer tubes for $18. Spots like Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station and  Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall or Crescent Avenue in Midtown are offering a sweet deal to IWF tradeshow attendees with a free dessert with the purchase on an entrée. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Umi’s Michele Tenggara Named One of Atlanta’s Culinary Game Changers by Zagat

Each year, Zagat selects 30 Culinary Game Changers under the age of 30 from across the nation. After being nominated, Umi's head server Michle Tenggara has been selected to join the esteemed list of culinary connoisseurs, or “30 Under 30”, who are innovating the culinary game. Thanks to Tenggara, Umi continuously raises the bar for outstanding service and superior hospitality in Atlanta. Congratulations, Michele. May there be more awards to come!