Saturday, July 16, 2016

#Foodgram: Liven up your morning routine with a refreshing smoothie bowl!

No one said all smoothies come in tall cups. @smoothiebowls will bowl you over with spoonable smoothies packing an antioxidant punch, an “Afternoon Pick Me Up” or the banana mango green smoothie. Too pretty to eat, too tempting to abstain. Smooth operators, all.

Aria, Ormsby’s, Gunshow and Milton’s Ambush Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival July 17

The stockpile is deep and ripe. Chefs, mixologists and farmers exchange code words like “Green Zebra,” “Mr. Stripey” and “Cherokee Purple” and strategies such as juice, dice, slice and fry. It’s time to roll. The Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is going down Sunday, July 17, at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, and chefs from AriaOrmsby’s,Gunshow and Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails are elbow deep in the action. Who will contrive the tastiest tomato dishes and the best adult elixirs during the 1-5 p.m. battle backed by live music? One way to find out: Buy tickets to this eighth annual bombardment benefiting Georgia Organics. General admission tickets are $45 each; Georgia Organics members pay $40 per person; Garnish & Gather AKTF package is $70 per person. Buy tickets at Xorbia through July 16 (small service charge added at checkout).

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pastured Poultry Week Flies the Coop on July 18. Don’t Miss Out

Through July 18, Atlanta restaurants showcase the outstanding and delicious characteristics of pastured poultry during the fifth-annual Pastured Poultry Week. Flock to AriaBellina AlimentariGunshowMilton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and Seed Kitchen & Bar – all are featuring special pastured poultry dishes on their menus. More info on our Atlanta Dish blog.

Matthew Ridgway Reps The Southern Gentleman and Gypsy Kitchen at Piedmont Park Green Market Chef Demo July 16

Multi-talented chef Matthew Ridgway parlays Spanish inspirations through the kitchen of Gypsy Kitchen and spins modern takes on Old South traditions at The Southern Gentleman gastropub. This Saturday, July 16, Ridgway branches out even further, leaving his two wards in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta to lead the chef demo at the Piedmont Park Green Market. Stop by and tuck a few of his ideas into your market basket along with those locally grown and Georgia-made goodies. Market hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What’s New on Pinterest: Chill Out and Cool Off with Our Brain Freeze Board!

Brain Freeze churns slushies, milkshakes and smoothies to put the kibosh on the sidewalk-egg-frying days of summer. A homemade frosted coffee calls on caffeine and creamy goodness to perk up a hot and heavy summer afternoon. A vanilla latte protein smoothie freezes away hunger pangs. Save the perfect green smoothie formula chart and become a mean, green smoothie-making queen. How to eat a blueberry muffin without leaving a trail of crumbs? Trade crumbs for a purple mustache and slurp a healthy blueberry muffin smoothie. Be sure to stockpile a kid-pleasing slush fund with Coca-Cola slushies, Dr. Pepper slushies, color-layered sunset slushies, tropical slushies and more.

Andreas Müller of Revival Demos at Peachtree Road Farmers Market July 16

Revival executive chef Andreas Müller communes with locally grown produce and those who seek its garden goodness when he demos at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on Saturday, July 16. Müller’s soul-filled Revival menus pull from Southern plow to plate so he’s a natural for this teaching stint. Saturday hours for the market at The Cathedral of St. Philip are 8:30 a.m.- noon. Needless to say, early birds catch the best selections at the state’s largest producer-only farmers market.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Beat Goes On with Live Music at Ray’s at Killer Creek on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

Sometimes, hot summer nights call for air-conditioned comfort, cool cocktails and real cuisine on real plates, not plastic. So long, outdoor concerts. Hello, live music at Ray’s at Killer Creek. Head to the lounge and bar area of the popular Alpharetta restaurant for live music on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m. No tickets to buy, no cover charge, just a full menu of libations and shareable bites as well as substantial salads, handhelds, specialties and desserts. Here’s the calendar lineup:
Marty Manous --Thursday, July 14 and July 28
Lauren Jordan -- Friday, July 15
David Pretlow -- Saturday, July 16
Perry Kit -- Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 30
Lee Gamble -- Saturday, July 23
Jacob Newman -- Friday, July 29

Garrett Teckmyer of The Big Ketch Buckhead Sails to Milton’s Garden Dinner July 17

Chef Garrett Teckmyer, executive chef at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead, puts down the fishnet and picks up the plow, so to speak, landing a special appearance at the July 17 Garden Dinner at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in historic Crabapple. The Milton’s Acre garden harvest guides the night’s farm-to-fork menu for Teckmyer and Milton’s executive chef Derek Dollar. Guests enjoy libations and passed hors d’oeuvre upon arrival at the 7-9 p.m. food fête, and they’re welcome to tour Milton’s Acre. A memorable four-course meal follows, served family style on communal tables set amid garden rows and accompanied by wine and a cellist’s soothing music. Menu items may include squash blossoms stuffed with prosciutto and cream cheese; pimento cheese and crawfish; or roast duckling with fingerling sweet potatoes, oyster mushrooms, heirloom snap beans and candied pecan apple butter. Regardless, it’s all downright delicious. Buy tickets online, $135 per person plus service fee (non-refundable tickets include reception, dinner with wine, tax and gratuity).

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HOBNOB Stages Orpheus Brewing Single, Double, Tripel Tap Takeover July 13

Hunker down at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern for the three happiest hours in Midtown this Wednesday, July 13. From 5-8 p.m., HOBNOB and local crafter Orpheus Brewing (both near Piedmont Park) orchestrate $4 Orpheus draft specials on The Rites IPA; Truth.Body.Soul. double IPA and Maenads Tripel. Complimentary appetizers and giveaways ensure good times will be had by all. Stay on for dinner and subtract 10 percent off your dinner tab. Happiness is a choice. We’re choosing HOBNOB.

Monday, July 11, 2016

#Foodgram: Wander.Eat.Repeat.

All who wander are not lost. Some, like Danielle Walsh, live to Wander, Eat, Repeat. The associate editor of @afarmedia( admits she is Instagram obsessive, and she’s prone to document her many travels and food discoveries.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Appetizing Aperture: Sink Your Teeth into 101 Steak

The 101 Steak bone-in ribeye is a big boy, weighing in at 24 ounces of 36-day dry-aged USDA Prime beef ($69). Savor every morsel of this exceptionally marbled and flavorful cut solo or add Moody Blue, caramelized shallots or foie gras toppers (additional $4-$12). The new Vinings restaurant from 101 Concepts offers more than 100 wines by the glass and expert advice on selecting the perfect elixir to complement your succulent steak.

Live Music Rocks Johnny’s Hideaway on Sunday Nights

Polish your toes and strap on those dancing sandals, Sunday nights are for dancing to live music at Johnny’s Hideaway. This month’s lineup features the Stephen Lee Band on July 7, Band X on July 17, Cold Draft Beer (yes, that’s a band as well as a type of beverage) on July 24 and Space Plow closes out July on the 31st. Party bands take to the stage at 8:30 p.m., and cover is only $5. Additionally, Sunday nights are “Hospitality Nights,” so those in the industry enjoy food and drink specials. Reservations accepted until 8:30 p.m.; call 404-233-8026.