Saturday, December 6, 2014


Tap @AsanteAtl to preview a taste of the Coastal Soul that will soon be heating up downtown Atlanta at Asante, Chef Marvin Wood's new restaurant across from Centennial Olympic Park. Look for Asante to open soon with sunny anticipation.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Appetizing Aperture

Drink up warm and rum-derful holiday cheer at Trader Vic's and Nikolai's Roof, located in the Atlanta Hilton. A wassail of mulled spiced cider and brandy ($9) thaws noses, toes and everything in between. The hot Mounds Bar straddles drink/dessert boundaries, treating hot chocolate and whipped cream to a tropical splash of Malibu coconut rum ($9).  

9th Annual Santa Ride Sets Off from Atkins Park Virginia-Highland December 10

Park the sleigh. Rein in the deer. Bikes are the only way to cover ground during the 9th annual Santa Ride in honor ofWarren Bruno at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland on Wednesday, December 10. Santa Ride roundup begins at Atkins Park at 5:30 p.m., and the 10-miler pedals out from the restaurant's back parking lot at 6:30 p.m. Festivities continue through 10:30 p.m. Gear up by donning your Santa-wear, elf outfits, snowman duds or those cherished and embellished holiday ties and sweaters. Garland, lights and decorations make for a stylin' ride. Santa Ride cyclists vote on the best costumes, and the winner rides off with the coveted Holiday Bike - a commuter bike to keep for the entire year. $25 suggested donation to participate in this fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietySign up online!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Chow Down with Santa at Bantam + Biddy and Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails

Santa Claus is coming to town! And he's ready for some good eatin'. Have Breakfast with Santa at Bantam + Biddy Ansley Mall on Sunday, December 7 from 9-10:30 a.m. The cost is $35 per person for breakfast and a photo with Santa, or $25 for a photo only. Reservations can be made by calling 404-907-3469!

For those sleeping in, Santa will be have his annual brunch at Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Blencoe & Co. will capture special moments with Santa on camera. Each family will be able to peruse four to five proofs and choose one image to receive via email for printing and sharing, and additional digital images will be available for purchase. The cost is $30 per family for sitting and picture/proofs. Register and pay for a photo sitting time through Blencoe. Milton's will follow up to add your brunch reservations to the list! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sip a Beer with Orpheus Brewing at Atlanta Strong Beer Fest

Orpheus Brewing is one of more than 25 breweries and brewpubs pouring unique, high-gravity beers at the Atlanta Strong Beer Fest hosted by The Wrecking Bar Brewpub on Saturday, December 6 from noon-4 p.m. As the fest name suggests, only strong beers survive here. More than 40 beer types will be poured, and every one of them must have an ABV of at least 8 percent to be in this festival! A portion of the event proceeds goes to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG). $30 for GCBG members, $40 for general admission. Get your tickets here! 

Article 14 Raises a Glass to Prohibition Repeal Day on December 5

Not pulling your bootleg, Prohibition was repealed on December 5, 1933, meaning after 13 years of Prohibition, Americans enjoyed the right to legally raise a glass of cheer for the holidays. The date became known as Repeal Day, a day to applaud the laws that guarantee our rights as Americans. That's reason enough for Article 14 in Midtown to offer celebratory specials on Friday, December 5, including an old-fashioned cocktail ($12), Waldorf salad ($10), and an entrée of filet en croute bouquetiere de legumes with Madeira sauce (served old school on a silver platter for $29). Celebrate this freedom, because you can!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Welcome to Buckhead, The Southern Gentleman!

The welcome mat is out in Buckhead Atlanta for The Southern Gentleman, the latest restaurant from Southern Proper Hospitality, located at 3035 Peachtree Road, NE. Opening today, December 2, this gastropub speaks "y'all" with leanings toward the lighter, more modern side of Southern food versus the cliché of fried everything. Executive chef Randy Lewis draws upon seafood from Southern coasts, local farmers, veggie-heavy dishes and playful flavors and turns out new gastropub traditions.

The Southern Gentleman sports crisp seersucker at the windows, tufted camel leather booths, herringbone wood floors, marble counters, vintage plateware and 25-foot-high ceilings. Co-owner Chris Hadermann sums up The Southern Gentleman as "that place you take your friends from, say, New York, to show them what it means to live in the South or in Atlanta these days--a warm, welcoming extension of our homes...showcasing who we really are in the South." Reservations can be made online through OpenTable

The Southern Gentleman Opens Today, Santa Visits Atlanta and More in This Week's Dish!

Belles and gents searching for a new dining destination around Buckhead are in luck - The Southern Gentleman opens today! Neighboring Gypsy Kitchen in the Buckhead Atlanta complex, The Southern Gentleman pairs a lighter, more modern take on Southern food with a bar program featuring classic cocktails, craft beer and New World wines. Make your reservations through OpenTable, then get started on your holiday wish list to share with Santa this weekend. The big man visits Bantam + Biddy Ansley and Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails on December 7. All that and much more in this week's Dish!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

What's New on Pinterest

Look out cupcakes, you're about to be upstaged by The Perfect Pie. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie pie, purple sweet potato pie, apple bacon pie, and even a skinny pumpkin pie. Round and fab or a rectangular slab, double crust or topless, cold, hot or a main dish in a pot, there's a slice or two waiting for you on our Pinterest board