Saturday, September 27, 2014

Law Firm Takes Over Ink & Elm to Host A Little Help for Our Friends Charity Event on October 9

We get by with A Little Help for Our Friends. The night of Thursday, October 9, Ink & Elm will be closed to the public for dinner while executive chef Stephen Sharp will be catering to a full house. The law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P. is taking over from 6-9 p.m. for a charity fundraising event. Proceeds of this pig roast and Southern artisanal bourbon tasting will benefit Health Law Partnership (HeLP), a trio composed of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia State University College of Law that is coming together to improve the health of low-income children and their families. 

Charbroiled Oysters, Coffee Bean-Smoked Boar and Rombauer Wines Headline Ray's on the River Five-Course Wine Dinner on October 2

Rombauer wines and Ray's on the River - need we say more? On Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m., chef Josh Warner pairs Rombauer wines with five courses that include scallop crudo and Carolina black rice paired with Rombauer chardonnay and sous-vide duck confit with local chanterelle-Anson Mill grit cake, bacon jam and white cheddar twill paired with Rombauer merlot. The night’s guest speaker Jeff Papa, southeast sales manager for Rombauer Vineyards, will leave you with food for thought. Reservations to this event are required and can be made by calling 770-955-1187.

Forward-Thinkers Feast on Foods from Whole Foods Market, Ted's Montana Grill, The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood at Southface Visionary Dinner on October 1

A vision of sustainable future is shared among the fabulous Fox Theatre, Whole Foods Market, top Atlanta chefs and guests at the annual Southface Visionary Dinner on October 1. This formation of forward-thinkers inspires Whole Foods Market – the gracious ingredient provider – and area chefs to seek locally sourced ingredients to produce the evening’s mouthwatering menu with wine pairings. Chef Chris Raucci will be slicing and smashing up avocados for Ted's Montana Grill's guacamole and Todd Richards of The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood will be roasting fennel for an autumnal salad. Feeling inspired? Find recipes for these dishes and others on the night’s menu online or register here for $300 per person and experience the deliciousness for yourself. For 16 years, the Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface's continued work in sustainable community development, affordable housing, green jobs, clean energy, education and research.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Reels in Anniversary Celebration on September 29

It’s a keeper! The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is hosting a weeklong anniversary celebration beginning on Monday, September 29 and going out with a bang on Sunday, October 5. To kick off the festivities, $4 specials on featured appetizers and select wines and draft beers sail on through Saturday, October 4. Along with these delectable deals come the restaurant’s usual nightly specials. Trade out your boat shoes for dancing shoes on October 5. Live music all day, a free half-basket of hushpuppies for every table, $3 fireball shots, $4 wine and draft beer selections will surely make this Sunday a fun day. 

Oompah! Oktoberfest Reigns at Der Biergarten through October 30

In Atlanta, Oktoberfest is synonymous with Der Biergarten. Now through Thursday, October 30, make your way to this spot, which has been named among the top beer gardens in the country by USA Today, Fodor’s, Food & Wine and During this annual celebration, brews will pour and bands will play. Every Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the bar-meister taps a keg holding the new beer-of-the-week and pulls liters for $9. Drink this draft from your Oktoberfest commemorative mug, on sale for $20 with $8 refills all year long! Get your fix of German grub by savoring the schnitzel of the week and potato soup. Dance to the Deutsche band Die Kurtzbuam every Friday and Saturday night from 6-9 p.m. followed by DJ Johnny until midnight. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Deb Perelman’s tiny kitchen is cooking up a huge following on her Smitten Kitchen blog. Photos from her galley kitchen in the city that never sleeps are featured on her Instagram gallery

Hearth Pizza Tavern and Parma Tavern Have an App for "Yelp Has an App for That" Promo

Put that new iPhone 6 to good use and band together with fellow foodies in the "Yelp Has an App for That" promo. With this app, businesses extend offers to Yelpers to unlock, use and post comments using up to 140 characters. The main event is a fight of the apps among OTP restaurants offering special $5 appetizers from September 29 to October 3. The champion gets bragging rights for best appetizer. At Hearth Pizza Tavern, bite into chicken and mushroom spring rolls. Or, head over to Parma Tavern and sink your teeth into plump homemade meatball sliders. Both of these dishes are being offered up for $5 in this delicious duel. 

Get Sauced! Ribs & Whiskey Days are Back at Marlow's Tavern Through October 27 Bonus: September 24-30 Dining Benefits Dine Out for No Kid Hungry

Summer is officially over, but the barbecue is still smokin’ at Marlow's Tavern. The annual Ribs & Whiskey celebration at all locations (except the newest restaurant in Buford) brings slow-cooked Smithfield James River St. Louis-style ribs and Marlow’s Ribs & Whiskey Hookup to the table. Granny Smith apple-cabbage slaw, Southern fried mac and pimento cheese plus house-made sweet corn and jalapeño muffins will accompany this magnificent meal to sop up your choice of three sauces – Jack Daniel’s glaze, hoisin barbecue or Marlow’s chipotle barbecue.  

What makes this even better is when you’re chowing down at Marlow’s, you have an opportunity to support a fantastic cause. Marlow’s Tavern participates in Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign running September 24-30. Make and donation and receive a $5 coupon to redeem between October 1 and December 31. Use that coupon when you come back for more Ribs & Whiskey. This delicious celebration continues through October 27.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

70 Years of the Mai Tai Calls for "Toast Around the World" at Trader Vic's on September 26

Even 70 years after its creation, the mai tai is far from retirement and ready to party. On Friday, September 26, Trader Vic's Atlanta is having a "Toast Around the World" with all Trader Vic’s locations around the globe. The cocktail celebration will begin in Tokyo and travels west through all Trader Vic’s locations until reaching California, where it all began with the Original Mai Tai®. Sail in for the 9 p.m. toast at Trader Vic’s Atlanta and snag a mai tai for $6.50, served in an anniversary keepsake glass while supplies last. From 5-7 p.m., party in the Mai Tai lounge with appetizer specials including Trader Vic’s pork spareribs basted with house-made barbecue glaze. 

Pull into Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar at Atlanta Streets Alive on September 28

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is gearing up for Atlanta Streets Alive from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. For this event, sections of Highland, North Highland, Boulevard and North Avenue will be closed. Only feet and bikes will be allowed! Replenish the calories you’ve biked off at Atkins Park Restaurant & Tavern in Virginia-Highland with a Southern bite, brew or cocktail. Or, watch the Falcons take on (and hopefully take down) the Minnesota Vikings on the 120-inch big screen in the non-smoking dining room. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Orpheus Brewing Taps into Kennesaw Craft Beer Fest September 27

Lager lovers, unite! The Kennesaw Craft Beer Fest is just around the corner and promises to serve up more than 100 beers for sampling, live music and food in Depot Park from 1-6 p.m. on September 27. Orpheus Brewing will be in attendance and pouring samples of its crisp IPAs and tart saisons. Make sure you RSVP early for a discount! Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 on the day of event and include beer samples and entertainment. If you’re feeling fancy, purchase VIP tickets for $70 per person. 

Appetizing Aperture

Head about 5 hours south of Atlanta to the Sunshine State and turn this aperture into a reality. Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails in Jacksonville, Florida is serving up dishes that are as tasty as they are beautiful. Moxie chef Tom Gray was featured as a Hired Gun at Gunshow back in June, so if you missed out then, a trip to Jacksonville is strongly suggested.

Ribs & Whiskey at Marlow's Tavern, Oktoberfest at Der Biergarten and More in This Week's Dish!

Roll up your sleeves and ask your server for an extra napkin because things are about to get downright messy and tastier than ever at Marlow's Tavern! Ribs & Whiskey returns with a special menu full of classics including slow-cooked Smithfield James River St. Louis-style ribs, drunken chicken, Granny Smith apple-cabbage slaw and more through October 27. Meanwhile, Oktoberfest rages on at Der Biergarten through October 30 with $9 liters of the rotating beer-of-the-week and commemorative Oktoberfest mugs for just $20 each. Oompah band Die Kurtzbaum brings the tunes from 6-9 p.m. followed by DJ Johnny until midnight every Friday and Saturday night. All that and much more in this week's Dish!

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Giving Tree Project at Ink & Elm Supports Intown Collaborative Ministries on September 24

The Giving Tree at Ink & Elm is a new initiative that forwards 10 percent of a night's tabs to a community organization. This year's Giving Tree is excited to benefit Intown Collaborative Ministries on Wednesday, September 24 from 6-10 p.m. Stop by Ink & Elm for dinner and drinks to do a good deed in the tavern side of the restaurant to experience new-South fare and expertly-crafted beverages.