Saturday, November 29, 2014


Love travel, love food, love to cook. Devour @foodrepublic. Think of this site as a photogenic hub jetting off to capture eats around the world yet equally comfortable in a humble home kitchen. One click and you're exploring Seoul food, another leads to something you can't pronounce frying in France. And then there's the home movie of a chicken subbing for turkey in a Thanksgiving fry-basting practice round.   

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lunch Punch Rewards at The Big Ketch

Five punches on The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill lunch rewards card moves a free lunch into your next lunch hour. Pick up a lunch rewards punch card the next time you're at the casual Buckhead dock spot for seafood, sandwiches, salads and libations. Present your rewards card when lunching at The Big Ketch Monday through Friday between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and receive one punch for each full-priced sandwich, entrée salad or entrée purchased. Receive one punch per visit, except on Monday, which is a double-punch day! Rack up twice the points toward your free lunch by starting the week with a Monday lunch at The Big Ketch. Being carded has its privileges.

Appetizing Aperture

The Pig & The Pearl made Atlanta magazine's December 2014 "Best of" list for new barbecue places! The Atlantic Station restaurant throws a smokin' hot Saturday and Sunday brunch as well. Even on a cold morning, soul satisfying fried eggs and Yard Bird home fries with caramelized onion and yogurt sauce ($10) will keep your sunny side up. Sunday Funday brunch-y drink specials include $15 pitchers of mimosas, $24 pitchers of paloma and Dark and Stormy cocktails and $7 house bloody marys.  

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tin Lizzy's Opens Early at Mall of Georgia for Black Friday Shoppers

Photo Credit: Fratelli Studios

Tackle the stores then plop down and take on some tacos at the Tin Lizzy's Cantina Mall of Georgia location. The Buford cantina will open early at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, November 28. Along with quesadillas, Tin Lizzy's FlexMex menu boasts more than 25 different tacos filled with veggies, chicken, steak or seafood, plus dips and starters, nachos, soups, salads and sizzling skillets. A margarita or brew melts away mall mania, and the kid's menu keeps the youngsters happy. Closing the mall? This location stays open until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weeknight Happy Hours at 10th & Piedmont and G's Midtown

10th & Piedmont and G's Midtown are both offering a special happy hour menu Monday through Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Pay half the menu price for choice starters and shareable items such as Beets & Blue flatbread, grilled Belgian endive salad, Dynamite fish tacos, lamb sliders, forest mushroom crostini, smoked salmon mousse and roasted beet hummus. The menu extends to heartier fare as well, including jerk mahi mahi, chicken and mushroom ravioli, G's pimento bacon cheeseburger and the smoked turkey melt. So how does the half-price deal translate? During happy hour, menu prices of $7-$18 are chopped to $3.50-$9. Fill 'er up and roll the savings into your favorite liquid asset.

Retail Therapy at RA Sushi

How early are you heading out on the busiest shopping day of the year? Depending on your endurance level, you may be ready for a RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Retail Therapy break by midmorning or mid-afternoon! RA Sushi is onboard to revive weary shoppers, extending its popular happy hour from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Black Friday, November 28. Relax. The menu posts more than 25 sushi and appetizers priced from $3.39-$8.89, and there's no doorbuster pressure to nab prize morsels such as Viva Las Vegas and Rainbow rolls, "RA"ckin' shrimp, Tootsy maki, pineapple cheese wontons, chicken yakitori and California rolls. A creative cocktail such as the Lotus Blossom or Asian Flirtation along with beer and wine specials might be just the thing to soothe jangled bell jitters, and prices of $3-$7 go easy on the wallet. Guys ready to call it a day before the gals will be thrilled to know RA Sushi has screens in the bar for sports viewing. RA Sushi guests can obtain two hours of validated parking in the 1010 Midtown parking garage off Crescent Avenue.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Order Terminus City Family BBQ for Holiday Gobbling

Even the highly organized may find themselves in a bit of a time crunch over the next few weeks. A house full of family, a full schedule of activities and a kitchen full of turkey trotting recipes to prepare still doesn't quell that quake-causing question of "What's for supper?" Before crying "uncle," call Uncle Kevin Gillespie's Terminus City team. For a limited time, Terminus City Family BBQ Packs will be available for pick up at Gunshow in Glenwood Park. Each family pack is priced at $46 and feeds four to five hungry folk. First, pick your protein -- two pounds of pork or chicken. Sidekicks include a pint of slaw, a pint of potato salad and cookies. Posse landing at your house? Double up and order two packs, one pork and a chicken. Either way, you can add a quart of Brunswick stew for $18. Pick up is available Wednesday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For availability, call 404-380-1886 or email

Marlow's Tavern Alpharetta Celebrates 10 Years

A decade has gone by since Marlow's Tavern Alpharetta opened its doors in 2004. The tavern will celebrate its 10th anniversary on November 26 with food and drink specials from 6 p.m. until closing, giveaways and live music from Ben Wade. Stop in and enjoy specials like the slider plate, including the turkey burger with goat cheese and Smokehouse burger, a burrata cheese appetizer and complimentary sweet treats. Select libations are $5 each. Score giveaways galore from 7-10 p.m. Complimentary champagne toasts all around when Marlow's announces the lucky guest winning the big prize, a complimentary dinner of up to $35 each week for a year!

Free Lunch at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Terminus City Family BBQ Packs and More in This Week's Dish!

We're big fans of classic lunch punch cards, especially when a free meal from The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is up for grabs. Five punches on your lunch card means you'll be reeling in a free lunch on your next visit. Meanwhile, the Terminus City team is offering family BBQ packs full of two pounds of pork or chicken along with a pint of slaw, a pint of potato salad and cookies for the holidays. Call 404-380-1886 to place your order, then pick up your packs at Gunshow in Glenwood Park on Wednesday, November 26. All that and more in this week's Dish!

Happy Anniversary to Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

If you're on your way to Jacksonville, Florida today, or have friends who live there, venture over to Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails where they're celebrating their one-year anniversary. Tuesday, November 25 officially marks one year of pleasing Jacksonville residents and visitors with Moxie's "handcrafted happiness" and that calls for several one-day-only party favors. Those who lunch at Moxie today will receive a special anniversary treat on the house. Come after 5 p.m. and receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to celebrate! Guests under age 21 can raise a glass of Moxie soda over ice.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deal Alert: Half-Price Wine at Ray's Restaurants

Go after those Black Friday one-day deals, and then go for the red and white ones. All three Ray's Restaurants are uncorking half-price bottles of wine during their weekly "Wine" Down promotions. Downtown, Ray's in the City offers a selection of more than 30 wines at half the regular price every Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30-9 p.m. Ray's on the River honors "Wine" Down hours every Sunday from 5-9 p.m. with half-price savings on more than 50 wines. Ray's at Killer Creek has moved their "Wine" Down day from Friday to Sunday and pours more than 20 wine selections at half price from 12:30-9 p.m. All three locations follow the same fine print: "Wine" Down promotions are not valid on major holidays, with private events or with any other discounts. Plan your shopping strategy to scour the stores Friday and Saturday then relax and review your triumphs over a bottle of wine at your favorite Ray's location...and use that nifty calendar feature to carry this event forward each weekend.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

You think it's cold here? 10th & Piedmont knows some Mainers who brave Maine-stream ocean depths and colder weather than Georgia will ever know to provide sweet, succulent Maine lobster tails for the Midtown restaurant's new winter menu. Chef Javier Viera treats the shellfish to some Southern heat, enhancing the tender meat and bringing color to its cheeks, err, tails. Four 2.5-ounce tails touch base on a plate along with a duo of saffron and clarified butter. Squeeze on lemon for a sunny pop of citrus and vitamin C. Visit 10th & Piedmont soon to meet and eat these guys and their warm-you-up compadres.