Saturday, January 14, 2017

Appetizing Aperture: Ormsby's Southern Sweet Potato Chips

Another example of why Southern food rules – Ormsby’s Southern sweet potato chips. Chips the color of a Southern sunrise come backed by bacon (another Southern staple), blue cheese and tangy green onions ($6). Seriously, have you ever heard anyone tout Northern sweet potato chips? Doubtful.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Say “I Do” to Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners and Wedding Receptions at Atlanta Restaurants

Did ringing in the new year include bubbly and a sparkling engagement ring? Here come the bride and groom, family and friends looking for the perfect setting to celebrate impending nuptials or host a reception. Intimate? Grand? Elegant? Casual? Simply Southern? Start by giving these Atlanta restaurants a ring. Get all the details on our blog.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Start the Year Strong with Incentives from Marlow's Tavern, Big Peach Running Company and Rodney Strong Vineyards

Marlow's TavernBig Peach Running Company and Rodney Strong Vineyards are tag-teaming to encourage folks to tie on their sneakers and get moving in 2017. Run to Marlow's Tavern locations to snag an appetizer and glass of Rodney Strong chardonnay or merlot for $14. Choose a combo of either Marlow's Famous Hummus and a glass of Rodney Strong chardonnay Sonoma or JT's Kettle Chips and a glass of Rodney Strong merlot Sonoma. There's another reason to jump off the couch and run out: Get 15 percent off your purchase at Big Peach Running Company stores the next time you dine at Marlow’s. Wine + app special and discount on purchases run through March 31; discount does not apply to closeout items. Marlow's Tavern Insiders receive news about happenings and invitations to special events. Want in? Sign up here.

Save on Jordan Wine by Glass or Bottle at Ray’s Restaurants through Feb. 19

Ray’s Restaurants is doing its part to add two dear wines to your tried-and-true list this year – and spend less along the way. For a limited time, Ray’s in the CityRay’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek are pouring two Jordan Wine varietals at tantalizing savings. Jordan chardonnay is specially priced at $20 per eight-ounce glass or $60 for the bottle, and Jordan cabernet sauvignon tempts at $27 per eight-ounce glass and $80 per bottle. Contributing to the “Wow!” factor, Ray’s Restaurants typically does not offer these Alexander Valley, California wines by the glass, and regular restaurant prices usually run $80 for chardonnay and $120 for cabernet sauvignon. Go with the flow and take advantage of these wine-some savings through Feb. 19.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ray’s at Killer Creek Floats Duckhorn Wine Dinner with Guest Speaker for Jan. 18

A Napa Valley gourmet getaway warms up a winter Wednesday evening when Ray’s at Killer Creek hosts a Duckhorn Wine Dinner on Jan. 18. The exclusive event begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. to ensure a leisurely evening of dining as well as an informative talk by Duckhorn Vineyards district manager Scott Miller. You’ll want to savor every morsel and sip on executive chef Mike Fuller‘s exquisite five-course menu with wine pairings. Courses progress through Nantucket Bay scallops, candied pork belly, satsuma orange red quinoa paired with Duckhorn sauvignon blanc 2015; sea salt foie gras torchon, paper-thin walnut raisin toast with Goldeneye Anderson Valley pinot noir; salad of chicory, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, orange peel and Clemson blue cheese fritters with Duckhorn “Three Palms” merlot; slow-roasted Wagyu short rib, navy bean and ‘nduja cassoulet and shaved fennel salad with Duckhorn “The Discussion” 2012; and an ending of warm chocolate bread pudding, homemade Luxardo cherry ice cream, praline dust and burnt sugar syrup served with Paraduxx Proprietary Red 2013. Reservations are required for the $95 per-person dinner (price excludes tax and gratuity); call 770-649-0064.

Shout Out about a Stout Outing -- Terrapin Beer’s Wake N Bake Off Atlanta for The Giving Kitchen Jan. 15

Ormsby’s executive chef Nick Anderson is among stout-hearted chefs strong arming stout into sweet and savory recipes for the fourth annual Wake N Bake Off Atlanta at Argosy from 6-10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. Kitchen musings will play out using Terrapin’s Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. Buy a $20 ticket online to come taste the goods, pour out opinions on winners and chance scoring raffle prizes. The beery popular fundraiser benefits The Giving Kitchen. Pull our blog out of the oven for more details.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SweetWater Releases Second Helping IPA Jan. 14, Sales Benefit The Giving Kitchen

SweetWater Brewing Company is releasing Second Helping, a special, limited-release IPA available only in Atlanta, at Taco Mac locations on Saturday, Jan. 14. For the fourth year in a row, SweetWater and United Distributors are donating 100 percent of the profits from this juniper berry-infused brew to The Giving Kitchen. More than $150,000 has been raised in this fashion. Toast the beer and the beneficiary. Available at all 25 Taco Mac locations in Georgia, except Stockbridge, Douglasville, Suwanee, Virginia-Highland and Philips Arena.

Monday, January 9, 2017

What’s New on Pinterest: Slow Your Roll

Time to slow down after tackling the holiday hustle and bustle. Thank goodness January is National Slow Food month. Fire up the slow cooker and mosey on over to Slow Your Roll for comforting saviors like Mexican shredded beef, meatball subs, Parmesan chicken, sloppy Joes and baked ziti. Work in some veggies through chicken broccoli and rice casserole. Ladle bowls full of steaming hot “Olive Garden” pasta e fagioli, cheddar-bacon-ranch potato soup or creamy tortellini soup. And turn to the Crock-Pot for the easiest monkey bread ever…then roll over and sneak in a couple more hours of sleep.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

#Foodgram: Everything Bagels

Round and round she goes on Everything Bagels, which goes round and round the mind boggling question of “What can you do with a bagel?” This album has all the answers in full-of-color photos. Blue (not blueberry) bagels for Hanukkah, the red and green of a NYC Christmas bagel, heavenly bacon on a bagel and bagels oozing truffle grilled cheese are just the start…and as you know, bagels are circles so they just keep going.