Friday, August 29, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

We didn’t think getting this much deliciousness into one picture or one sandwich was even possible! But Ormsby's, home of the Madison, proved us wrong. This tomato-y treat has thick, grilled slices of country sourdough sandwiching roasted tomatoes, prosciutto, white cheddar and Gruyere. 

G’s Midtown Features New Weekend Brunch Options: 10P Bloody Mary Brunch in a Jar, Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis and Build Your Own Brunch

              Credit: Clayton Morey

Brunch in a jar, say what? Yes, you heard right. G’s Midtown is featuring a new brunch menu with items like the 10P Bloody Mary Brunch in a Jar. This home-made beverage brims with house-infused pepper vodka, house-made bloody mary mix, pickled okra, stuffed olives, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, celery and a skewer of chicken and waffles. If you’re into the bubbly, “All You Care to Drink” mimosas and Bellinis at $16.95 each with food purchase will be to your liking.

The new brunch menu from G’s also includes delicious dishes that will satisfy every kind of appetite. Sink your teeth into a Farmhouse croissant with savory country ham steak, fried egg and smoked cheddar. “The King” challah French toast puts a sweet spin on the meal. Stuffed with peanut butter and bananas, this is a course to go crazy for. If you just can’t bring yourself to only choose one item from the menu, we won’t judge you. “Build Your Own Brunch” by choosing two, three or even four side items such as two eggs any style, applewood smoked bacon, turkey sausage, buttermilk biscuits, stone-ground grits or vodka tomato gravy. Stop in from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday to cram in these cravings. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Relax! These Restaurants are Ready for You on Labor Day

What to do with your day off? Eat delicious food of course! Lucky for you, we have the inside scoop on just which Atlanta restaurants will be open to help satisfy those Labor Day cravings.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. serving Labor Day brunch specials including fried chicken biscuits with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, tomato gravy and stone gound grits. Yum! If you’re more of a late riser, not to worry. They will also be offering their lunch, dinner and bar menus.

If you’re venturing out in Midtown on your holiday, make sure Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall is on the itinerary. Open during normal hours, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served. If you’re in the brunching mode, Bantam + Biddy on Crescent Avenue will be offering Labor Day brunch until 3 p.m. followed by lunch and dinner.

Downtown Restaurants Post Out-of-this-World Ideas for Dragon Con, August 29 – Sept. 1

Don’t be alarmed when you see caped characters, super heroes and villains wandering about the streets; it’s perfectly normal for Atlanta this time of year. Dragon Con is finally among us! With this great occasion comes even better food and drink specials. Nikolai’s Roof is hosting the sultry vocalist Kristin Tinsley in the restaurant’s lounge nightly at 8 p.m. Friday, August 29 through Saturday, August 31.

For Thursday night tunes and tall drinks, Trader Vic’s Atlanta offers $6 mai tais. Big Mike’s Tongo Hiti will take you back to the islands with pop exotica, Polynesian and Hawaiian sounds on August 28. Grab a Dagon Con-themed Dragon Juice cocktail – a blend of run and pineapple, orange and cranberry juices for $7 from Nikolai’s Roof and Trader Vic’s. Showing up to Ray’s in the City in your Dragon Con costume gets you a 20 percent discount from August 28 through September 1. Shazam! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Take a peek inside the magical world of mobile meal modes. @Behindfoodcarts features fantastic fare on wheels! 

Zagat Releases “30 Under 30” Who are Making a Difference in Atlanta’s Restaurant Scene

                                    Layla Walk, King+Duke

From chefs to servers and entrepreneurs to sommeliers, this list of “30 under 30” features some of the top talent in Atlanta’s food and beverage world. Their accomplishments in the culinary game are very impressive, but what’s even more inspiring is that they are making such an impact before they turn the age of 30. Included in this list is Matthew Crawford, the assistant general manager and sommelier at St. Cecilia. Also making the cut is Michele Tenggara, server at one of the best spots for sushi in Atlanta, Umi. Layla Walk channels her passion for food as the chef de cuisine at King + Duke. Another chef de cuisine, Joey Ward is a part of this esteemed bunch. At Gunshow, Joey is the culinary collaborator to chef Kevin Gillespie. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orpheus Brewing Beer Dinner at no. 246 on August 27

Orpheus Brewing will be hosted by no. 246 for a five-course dinner prepared by no. 246 chef Andrew Isabella paired with some Orpheus brews. With Hop Experiment #1, Wandering Blues, Lyric ale, Atalanta and a specialty brew crafted exclusively for no. 256, you won’t be leaving thirsty! To make your reservations, call Hop City at 404-350-9998.

Stop at Makan for Dine Out for the Decatur Farmers Market on August 26, Learn How at EAV Farmers Market Chef Demo on August 28

Tonight’s the night! Come Dine Out for the Decatur Farmers Market to see and eat chromatic chow from Makan.  Vibrant veggies, grilled kalbi-style steak, kimchi and rice, and rice cakes with local tofu are only a few farm-fresh options that will be on the table. This is also an opportunity to get your grub on for good. A percentage of tonight’s dinner proceeds benefit the farmers market’s outreach program and doubling SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) purchase capabilities for needy families in the community. Reserve your table here.

If you already made plans for tonight, not to worry! You can also drop by the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market on Thursday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. and see Makan executive chef George Yu leading a chef’s demo. Get inspired! 

Dragon Con Deals, Labor Day Destinations and More in This Week's Dish!

After a full year of eager anticipation, it's finally time to slip into our spandex and don our capes before heading out to Dragon Con! Whether you're strutting your stuff in the Dragon Con parade or strolling the hotel floors in search of your favorite sci-fi celeb, you're going to need plenty of energy to make it through the convention. Luckily, Ray's in the City is offering 20% off to true believers who dine in their costumes between August 28 and September 1. Need a more potent pick-me-up? Nikolai's Roof and Trader Vic's will both be serving Dragon Juice cocktails featuring rum, pineapple, orange and cranberry juices for just $7. Elsewhere in Atlanta, restaurants from downtown to Buckhead and beyond are celebrating Labor Day weekend with special offers and events, so be sure to check out our list of all the highlights. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Band Together with Sailing to Denver and PBR at Atkins Park Virginia-Highland Live Music Night on August 28

Give summer one last hoorah this Thursday, August 28 at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland and groove to the tunes of Atlanta local band Sailing to Denver. This live music night begins at 10 p.m. and is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.