Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's New on Pinterest

Check out some of the latest and tastiest recipes on Pinterest and Chow Down on Chicken this week. Easy fajita chicken bake, smoked paprika and oregano chicken, sticky sesame chick are a few choices to cook-up for your very own chickadees. 

Drumsticks, Please! Enter the Farm Star Living - Springer Mountain Farms "Dinner On Us!" Sweepstakes for $100 Restaurant Dining Certificates

Farm Star Living and Springer Mountain Farms are joining together for the Springer Mountain Farm “Dinner on Us!” sweepstakes. On the Farm Start Living website, register monthly to win a $100 gift card to a participating restaurant in Atlanta, Charlotte or Nashville now through December 2014. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sing for your Supper in G's Midtown Karaoke Contest through November 19

Do re mi fa so la ti do! Get those vocal chords warmed up to hit the high notes at G's Midtown for the 12-week karaoke contest. Singers of all ranges are welcome to perform in hopes of winning each Wednesday night’s prize of $25 in house cash. Experience those moments of fame from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with karaoke assists by DJ Audjo Prism. The audience favorite will take the prize! When the 12 weeks are over on November 19, the top vocalists will compete for a grand-prize dinner for six guests. If you’d rather play the role of a fan, sip on G’s $4 well cocktail specials. 

Aqua blue Dinner Caps 16th Annual Marlow's Tavern Golf Classic for Special Olympics Georgia

For the past 15 years, Sterling Spoon Culinary Management and Marlow's Tavern have been teeing up for the annual Marlow's Tavern Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics Georgia. Sterling Spoon and Marlow’s have raised around $474,000 for Special Olympics Georgia so far. On Monday, September 22 at the Country Club of Roswell, golfers will be out on the green to help push that figure over a half-million dollars. Argyle, plaid pants and polo shirts will be the fashion at Aqua blue restaurant in Roswell for a reception, dinner, rewards, prizes and a silent auction.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

     Credit: Whole Foods Market

Let’s get down to the fondumentals of fall cheeses at Whole Foods Market’s FreeCheese Night: Grilling Cheese 101 demo and cheese tasting on Tuesday, September 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. At this cheesy tutorial, learn from grilled cheese experts about cheese grilling and sample grilled cheese sandwiches.

Ray's on the River Squeals Over Riverside Pig Roast on September 20

A whole pig will be on the rotisserie at Ray's on the River Riverside Pig Roast on Saturday, September 20 from noon-3 p.m. Executive chef Josh Warner is preparing this pork to fall-off-the-bone perfection and pairing it with loads of homemade barbecue sauce, so make sure you don’t wear white! To compliment this hog, portions of baked mac ‘n cheese, baked beans with sausage, jalapeño coleslaw, jalapeño-cheddar cornbread, black-eyed pea salad, Southern-style potato salad, marinated garden-fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, braised collard greens, peach cobbler, banana pudding and Key lime pie will also be served. Get ready for this finger-licking good time for $35 a person. Reservations can be made by a quick phone call to 770-955-1187, have your credit card handy! 

Looking to Get Out of the City? Chris Blobaum Demos at the Serenbe Farmers and Artists Market on September 20

Legacy Restaurant Partners corporate executive chef Chris Blobaum is normally cooking up culinary creations in the kitchens of Article 14, Glenn's Kitchen, Game-X, Der Biergarten, Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria, STATS and SkyLounge. But this Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m., he will be demonstrating the latest techniques in preparing fresh fare at Serenbe Farmers and Artists Market

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Get yourself a Slice of Pai. Food and lifestyle photographer, blogger and Instagrammer Joann Pai from Vancouver, British Columbia shares photos that will leave you feeling hungry and inspired. recognizes this gal for Best of Instagram photography. Can’t get enough? There’s more to love on her website

Chick-a-Biddy Juices Up Runners at Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation Race for Research on September 20

About 2,000 walkers and runners will toe the starting line of the 15th Annual Race for Research for the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation at Atlantic Station’s Central Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 20. Chick-a-Biddy will provide juice for racers from 6:30 to 9 a.m. This annual 5K, 2K run/walk and tot-trot raises funds for brain tumor research. Register online to be a part of this wonderful cause. 

Smokebelly and Gypsy Kitchen Feed Crowd at 10th Annual Taste of Buckhead on September 18

‘Tis the season of food festivals, and we’re not complaining. This week’s Taste of Buckhead features more than 50 wine and beer tastings, celebrity chef demonstrations and silent and live auction bidding on trips, gift baskets and restaurant gift certificates. Succulent scents will fill The Buckhead Theater on Roswell Road from 5:30-10 p.m. with Smokebelly’s smoked meat pork sliders and Brunswick stew prepared by chef Sean Munk. Or cool down with a cup of Gypsy Kitchen chef Randy Lewis’ two “cherry” gazpacho. This event benefits the Buckhead Heritage Society and Livable Buckhead. Don’t forget to buy tickets online for $75 a person. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Get Back to Basics at Feudi di San Gregorio Reception and Wine Dinner at Ink & Elm on September 17

Southern Italy’s Campania region is an idyllic setting close to the Amalfi Coast where the art of viticulture has been thriving for 2,000 years. This is where one of the region’s wine leaders Feudi di San Gregorio calls home, so you know they have quite the delicious vintage selection.

Feudi di San Gregorio’s head winemaker is making a hop, skip and a jump across the Atlantic Ocean to Ink & Elm on Wednesday, September 17 for the Feudi di San Gregorio wine reception. At this gathering, food, vino lectures and four types of wines from the winery will be enjoyed. Reserve your seat on Scoutmob for $45 a person. Nothing goes better with wine than an expertly crafted meal. $125 per person will reserve your place at the table for a wine dinner at 8 p.m. in which four fine wines from Feudi di San Gregorio will be paired with a four-course menu prepared by Ink & Elm executive chef Stephen Sharp.

Sandy Springs, Smile and Say, “Queso!” Willy’s Mexicana is Now Open OTP on Roswell Road

Sandy Springs, make like a burrito and roll on into Willy’s Mexicana Grill, now open just in time for lunch! The new location at 6309 Roswell Road NE will offer the usual mouthwatering meats like chicken in spicy red chile adobe sauce, sirloin in cilantro garlic or barbecued pork in smoky chipotle adobe sauce to land in burrito bowls or top a pile of crispy tortilla chips. Willy’s can also do light and healthy with fresh salads with Tex-Mex toppings and Sinaola-style tofu. For game day or office parties, Willy’s catering is the perfect centerpiece to any occasion. 

Whole Foods Market Free Cheese Night, Taste of Buckhead and More in This Week's Dish!

Whole Foods Market is getting cheesy tonight during their quarterly Free Cheese Night! From 6-7:30 p.m., learn some tasty tips and tricks for making the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich from cheese experts. On Thursday, September 18, make your way to the Buckhead Theater on Roswell Road for a bite of some of the area's hottest restaurants during Taste of Buckhead. We're looking forward to sampling the smoked pork sliders from Smokebelly and getting a sneak preview of Gypsy Kitchen chef Randy Lewis' gazpacho. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Monday, September 15, 2014

This Little Piggie is Going to Open Streets DeKalb and Ink & Elm for a Pig Roast, Craft Beers and Cocktails on September 21

                                      Credit: Chris Watkins

For a few hours on Sunday, September 21, you'll be able to reclaim the busy streets and embrace your inner pedestrian. At Open Streets DeKalb, experience street performers, music and of course, fun in Emory Village from 3 - 7 p.m. All this walking will surely make you hungry, Ink & Elm will be roasting a whole pig to satisfy your taste buds! Wash the pork down with ice-cold craft beers and bourbon cocktails. If all that walking has worn you out, pull up a seat in the main dining room.