Friday, September 5, 2014

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There’s a reason why it’s the most important meal of the day! Check out Breakfast of Champions to get a fresh take on typical breakfast recipes like a Tater Tot casserole or blueberry lemon sticky buns. 


Check out some tasty collages on this LA girl’s Instagram @julieskitchen. Julie Lee’s materials come from the Santa Monic Farmer’s Market or fresh from her urban garden. 

Chefs Pitch In at Two Benefits for Open Hand: Atlanta Meatball Festival on September 14 and Party in the Kitchen on September 18

Play ball! The first Atlanta Meatball Festival at Sandy Springs’ Belle Isle Shopping Center features mouthwatering meatball dishes from chef Drew Belline of no. 246, chef Craig Richards of St. Cecilia and many others from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 14. Judges and attendees will sample and vote, and three top ballers will go on to compete at the Taste of Atlanta Meat Brawl Throwdown in October. Live music, wine, beer and a silent auction to benefit nonprofit Open Hand tie this festival all together.

On Thursday, September 18, Party in the Kitchen features cuisine from some of Atlanta’s most talented chefs, beverages, live music and silent and live auctions to benefit Open Hand. Purchase tickets online

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Toast Those Social Skills and Instagram Yourself into a $200 Party at Tin Lizzy's Cantina

Win a $200 party from Tin Lizzy's Cantina! All you have to do is follow Tin Lizzy’s Cantina on Instagram and post a pic of yourself with your favorite drink at Tin Lizzy’s. Then, tag the photo with “#tlcdrink” and your cantina location. It’s that simple! 

Atlanta Restaurants Run Long with Viewing and Tailgate Party Catering Ideas

Touchdown! It’s finally fall in the South. And you know what that means - football season is upon us! Our Atlanta Falcons kick off their season against the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7.

Cheer on your team at the tailgate party at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland and get the best views on their new 120-inch big screen in the family friendly dining room. Specials off of the Big Green Egg and Goose Island brews will have you feeling like you’re tailgating at the Dome. Join in on the raffle benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and stick around after the game for a Cornhole ATL tournament.

Partying at your place with friends for the game? Bantam + Biddy's farm-to-table mains and sides would be the perfect addition to your party.Pizza is always an option! Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs is offering a sweet to-go deal: Purchase four large pizzas with one or more toppings and receive one complimentary pizza with one topping.

Change up your typical tailgate and order catering from RA Sushi Their to-go sushi platters including maki maki with spicy yellow tail, Philadelphia and California rolls will be sure to be a crowd pleaser. Down-home cuisine from Terminus City will make your viewing party a hit. Menu items include whole-hog barbecue, fried okra, Brunswick stew and slaw. Make this order in advance! Visit their Facebook page or call 404-380-1886 for more information. 

Get Down and Dirty at White Oak Pastures Seed Workshop on September 6

We city folk don’t know much about gardening. Luckily, just a two-and-a-half hour drive heading south of Atlanta will put you at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga., where you can learn how to get that seed started for a fall or winter garden. At the Seed Workshop, learn the tricks of the trade for starting seed in an outdoor or greenhouse setting. Beginner and advanced gardeners are welcome! For reservations, call 229-641-2081. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

Cheers! The MLA team visited Orpheus Brewing on a team outing full of IPAs and saisons. Tour the brewery and taste these hoppy creations on Thursdays and Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 – 4 p.m.

Look Forward to Midtown Restaurant Week September 6-14

Oh yes, the wonderful week devoted to fantastic food has finally arrived. Midtown Restaurant Week offers brunch, lunch and dinner at $15, $25 or $25 from September 6-14 to satisfy any budget and appetite.

Midtown restaurants such as Article 14, Bantam + Biddy, G’s Midtown, 10th & Piedmont, HOBNOB and The Pig & The Pearl will be serving up some savory dishes. Don’t forget to make reservations on OpenTable

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Beachin’! $6 Mai Tais and Andrew & the Disapyramids Surf into Trader Vic’s on September 4

Get into the groove this Thursday, September 4 from 8 p.m. – midnight at Trader Vic’s Atlanta. The beachy tunes of Andrew & the Disapyramids mixed with $6 signature Mai Tai cocktails will whisk you away from Atlanta and take you to the islands. 

Atlanta Restaurants Plate Up Promotions to Raise Funds for No Kid Hungry

Scary statistic: 1 in 5 American children are hungry. Atlanta restaurants are trying to turn that 1 to a 0 by participating in nonprofit Share Our Strength’s No Kids Hungry campaign. From now until September 30, Atlanta restaurants are banding together for Dine Out for No Kid Hungry month. All you have to do is go visit these eateries and take advantage of special promotions! Easy enough.  

Every person who makes a donation to Share Our Strength of any amount at Aqua blue in Roswell or Marlow’s Tavern will receive a $5 coupon to use at the restaurant between October 1 and December 31, 2014.

Visit all three Ray’s Restaurant locations -- Ray’s in the City, Ray’s at Killer Creek and Ray’s on the River – this month! $2 will be donated to Share our Strength for each three-course meal sold. Or, if you’re in the mood for some bison, Ted’s Montana Grill is giving $5 thank-you certificates to each guest donating $5 or more to the campaign.

Kung pao! Tin Drum Asiacaf√© locations are giving 5% of their total sales for the month of September to the cause. 

Midtown Restaurant Week, Seed Workshop at White Oak Pastures and More in This Week's Dish!

We love passing the time in our gardens and enjoying the food we grow in them, but we'll be honest - we could use a few tips and tricks before we'd ever consider our thumbs to be truly green. Luckily, White Oak Pastures hosts a Seed Workshop this Saturday, September 6, and we can't wait to roll up our sleeves and learn from the pros. Join in on an optional farm tour from 10 a.m. to noon before enjoying a farm-fresh lunch in the pavilion. Hit the workshop at 1 p.m. to learn the how-to's of seeding in a greenhouse or outdoors, optimizing growing conditions and coping with harsh weather. Once you saddle up and head back to the city, make your way to your favorite midtown eatery for Midtown Restaurant Week this September 6-14. Article 14, Bantam + Biddy, Chick-a-Biddy, G's Midtown, 10th & Piedmont, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern, The Pig & The Pearl and more all get in on the action with special prix fixe menus of $15, $25 or $35. All this and much more in this week's Dish!