Friday, October 3, 2014


                                   Photo: @victoriasavas

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Scope Out Avalon's Restaurants, Spirits and Retail at The Perfect Taste on October 29

Take an evening stroll through the streets of Alpharetta during The Perfect Taste at Avalon and raise funds for Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger without even breaking a sweat. On Wednesday, October 29 from 6-9 p.m., enjoy delectable eats from Avalon restaurants, wine, beer, spirits and live entertainment as you explore the streets of the community. For dinner, Marlow's Tavern, Bantam + Biddy, Ted's Montana Grill and Whole Foods Market will be offering tasty cuisine. Tickets start at $125 per person. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Discerning Tastes Wine and Dine for Multiple Sclerosis Harvest for a Cure on October 23

Harvest for a Cure teams up the city's top chefs and wine collectors in a wine event benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Gerry Klaskala of Aria, Randy Lewis of Gypsy Kitchen, Stephen Sharp of Ink & Elm, Derek Dollar of Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails and Todd Richards of The Pig and The Pearl are just a few of the exceptional chefs who will collaborate with wine collectors to perfectly pair dishes with prized wines from personal wine cellars. Buy tickets online, $250 each. Donations welcomed.

Everyone's a Captain at Ray's on the River 30th Anniversary Party on October 9

Come sail away with Ray's on the River at their 30th Anniversary Party on Saturday, October 9 from 5-9 p.m. Don your complimentary captain’s hat while grooving to the tunes of Yacht Rock Revue on the shores of the Chattahoochee. $40 per person gets you live music, hors d'oeuvre, a complimentary drink ticket, access to a cash bar bearing fabulous drink specials and, of course, your captain's hat. Tickets won’t be sold at the door so go ahead and gets yours ahead of time online.

Twin Smokers BBQ and Aqua blue are Two of 40 Restaurants Putting the "Eat" in Atlanta Eats Live! at the Verizon Amphith"eat"re on October 5

Atlanta Eats Live! on October 5 with 40 of Atlanta’s top restaurants at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Food plus live cooking demos, rock star chefs and musical entertainment equals one delicious good time! Twin Smokers BBQ, the newest restaurant by Legacy Restaurant Partners, will be serving up some of its specialties and Aqua blue is plating a scrumptious assortment of sushi. Tickets to Atlanta Eats Live! are $45 per person and include dinner, demos, music and parking. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from this event benefits The Giving Kitchen.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's New on Pinterest

We all have them. And now, we can all indulge in them on the Cookie Cravings Pinterest board. Treat yourself to brown butter salted caramel cookies, holiday happy candy corn, white chocolate softbatch cookies and even gluten-free chocolate thumbprint cookies.

1+1 = 2 Years for Bantam + Biddy Ansley Mall -- Fly Over to Their Fall Festival on October 5

Bantam + Biddy Ansley is celebrating hitting the two-year mark with an anniversary party and fall festival with live music from 12-3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. This year’s fall festival features Garnish & Gather, Jb Farm Fresh Eggs, Nottingham Nectar and Batdorf & Bronson as the scrumptious suppliers. 

Catch Dinner at The Pig & The Pearl and Chick-a-Biddy before Cirque du Soleil Amaluna, October 3 - November 30

Sink your teeth into delectable dishes before dropping your jaw at Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil’s newest presentation. The tent that houses this modern day circus is just a short stroll away from some of the yummiest spots in Atlanta. Show your Amaluna ticket at The Pig & The Pearl and enjoy a three-course dinner for $35. Some options on this spread include deviled eggs with eggplant caponata, smoked beef brisket and house-cut fries with Sri”ranch”a dressing. Don’t forget to make reservations through OpenTable. Choose plantain chips, a quarter wood-grilled piri piri chicken with two sides and any dessert at Chick-a-Biddy for $18 when you show your Amaluna ticket. Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna opens on Friday, October 3 and stretches through November 30.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stop by Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails Booth and Restaurant at Crabapple Fest on October 4

On Saturday, October 4, the streets of downtown Crabapple will be taken over with antiques, art, music, fun and food for this year’s Crabapple Fest. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., mosey on down to Crabapple Road where Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails will be serving up a refreshing Georgia peach basil mojito or cherry limeade. All that festival fun sure does work up an appetite, but chef Derek Dollar has you covered with a special festival lunch menu from 11 a.m.-3p.m. Men, you don’t think we’d let you suffer through all that antiquing and art appreciation, did you? We’ve got a seat for you at the full bar accompanied by live music from noon-4 p.m. 

Tin Lizzy's Knows How to Fold 'Em for Bert's Big Adventure on National Taco Day, October 4

A taco on this day sends a tike to play. On Saturday, October 4, all seven locations of Tin Lizzy’s are celebrating National Taco Day by donating a dollar for each taco sold to Bert's Big Adventure. This nonprofit organization’s goal is to send children with chronic or terminal illnesses and their entire families to Disney World for some much-needed family fun. With more than two dozen tasty tacos such as the Southern Comfort, Korean BBQ and the Philly gracing the menu, you’ll be faced with the tough decision of which ones to nosh on. Or, just make it easy on yourself and order them all. No one will judge you since you’re just trying to help the children! 

Ray's on the River 30th Anniversary and More in This Week's Dish!

Don your complimentary captain's hat and set sail to Ray's on the River for their 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 9. Party in honor of the big 3-0 with live music from Yacht Rock Revue, hors d'oeuvre, a complimentary drink ticket and access to a cash bar with drink specials. Speaking of anniversaries, Bantam + Biddy commemorates their second year at Ansley Mall with a fall festival complete with local vendors and live music on Sunday, October 5. All that and much more in this week's Dish!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

Fulfill that sushi fix and head to RA Sushi. Experience the goodness of the Tootsy Maki sushi roll. Kani kama crab mix, shrimp and cucumber rolled and topped with crunchy tempura bits and a drizzle of sweet eel sauce come together to form this scrumptious treat.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What’s New on Pinterest

Get your caffeine fix on this week’s Pinterest board, Coffee, coffee, coffee! Think outside the mug and grind these beans into some mochaca tacos, slow cooker coffee pot roast and coffee-crusted steak. 

Cindy Shera and Panel Discuss What It Takes to Succeed in the Restaurant World at the Atlanta Foodservice Expo October 13-14

A panel of four restaurant owners and industry leaders will discuss what it takes to succeed in the restaurant world on Tuesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. at the Atlanta Foodservice Expo. “Atlanta Eats” host Steak Shapiro moderates a discussion in which Cindy Shera, owner of The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood, will share her insights gleaned over her years in restaurant kitchens. 

Team Up NFL Viewing with $20 Bucket of Beer and Wings Special on Monday Nights at Smokebelly

Turn that crumpled $20 bill in your wallet into a bucket of five bottles of Bud Light or Budweiser, a heap of 20 wings and NFL football at Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead. House-rubbed wings tossed in your choice of Buffalo (hot or mild) or cherry cola barbecue sauce are served up with celery, carrots and blue cheese or ranch dressing for a meal that would satisfy even a linebacker’s appetite.