Saturday, May 20, 2017

What’s New on Pinterest: Berry Delicious

Have you noticed? Berries are front and center at the grocery stores right now. You could stop at strawberry shortcake. Or, you could opt for these Berry Delicious ideas. Bakers, mix berries into triple berry scones to smear with homemade raspberry butter, fix a pan of banana-berry baked oatmeal for breakfast or wow the dinner club with a multi-layer lemon blueberry cake. Drinks on the deck or potent potables for the pool? Mix up berry sangria, blackberry whiskey lemonade, blueberry mojitos, thyme berry sparklers or skinny berry smoothies. Counter rising temperatures with strawberry lime sorbet, blueberry popsicles and raspberry rose sundaes. Bottom line, bury your cart in berries and rejoice.

Friday, May 19, 2017

HOBNOB, Jefe’s, Drinks, Demos, Music and More Headline Taste of Town Brookhaven

Taste of Town Brookhaven, this weekend’s best food fest, sprawls over the Town Brookhaven green space on Saturday, May 20 from 3-7 p.m. Anticipating all the tastes from neighborhood restaurants like HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern and Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila, plus beer, wine, music, chef demos, prizes and more, motivates completing that to-do list in the morning thus leaving the afternoon open for appetizing abandon. Prepping for the upcoming opening of its new Town Brookhaven location, HOBNOB’s Midtown chefs will prepare their popular New Generation duck nachos during a festival cooking demonstration. Plan ahead and save: buy tickets online through May 19 for $20 per person (plus service fee) or fork over $30 per person at the festival. Ticket price includes five food tasting tickets; purchase additional tasting and drink tickets at the event. Proceeds benefit LifeLine Animal Project.

Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar Takes the City by Storm with Atlanta Eats Episode Airing May 20 and 28

Tune in this weekend to see Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar featured on an episode of Atlanta Eats! Hear from the masters of Mexican and Korean street eats as they share a behind-the-scenes look at one of Midtown's coolest restaurants. The episode will air on Peachtree TV (WPCH) on Saturday, May 20 from 7-8 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Set your DVR or iPhone alarm because you won't want to miss this!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kudos for a Sunday Afternoon KUDU Safari Braai Cookout with Kevin Gillespie and Justin Anthony at Yebo Beach Haus May 21

Surfin’ safari? We’re game! Celebrity chef, restaurateur and author Kevin Gillespie and Atlanta restaurateur Justin Anthony ignite a KUDU Braai Cookout on the Yebo Beach Haus patio Sunday, May 21 from 3-6 p.m. “Braai Masters” Gillespie (Gunshow, Revival, Communion Cantina and Terminus City) and South African native Anthony (10 Degrees South, Yebo Beach Haus, Cape Dutch and Biltong Bar) will man four custom KUDU Grills in a celebration of South African culture. Along with libations and chef chat time, enjoy passed plates of hot-off-the-grill South African bites including shrimp kabobs, boerewors rolls, sosaties, peri-peri chicken and vegetable kabobs. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Buy tickets online, $30 per person plus small service fee.

Sip What’s Near and Dear – Limited Edition 25-Year Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon at The Southern Gentleman

One bottle. That’s all. Be one of the lucky diners at The Southern Gentleman to indulge in limited edition 25-year Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Bourbon connoisseurs know this elixir is to be savored and rolled across the palate. The Van Winkle family distillery produced fewer than 1000 bottles and just 710 bottles have been filled and sold – which works out to fewer than 15 bottles per state. A one-ounce neat pour carries a $350 price tag. Impressive? You bet. But then, so is The Southern Gentleman -- and its notable bourbon program -- in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Milton’s Garden Dinners Open Vining and Dining Season May 21

Behind Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails about 90 different varieties of heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs thrive in Milton’s Acre garden, just hanging out, growing profusely and destined for dining pleasure. Your plate is their fantastic seed-to-table fate. Share straight-from-the-vine dining experiences at Milton’s first Garden Dinner of the 2017 season on Sunday, May 21. Mosey in for passed hors d’oeuvre, libations and a Milton’s Acre tour at 6 p.m. A cellist’s soothing notes call guests to the long communal tables, set amid garden rows, for a four-course meal of inspired comfort foods served family style and accompanied by wine pairings. Chef Derek Dollar’s menu items will include an arugula and pickled strawberry salad with Marcona almonds, roasted beets, vanilla bean vinaigrette, aged balsamic syrup and goat cheese hushpuppy croutons; and smoked bacon confit rabbit leg with sweet pea, carrot and summer squash succotash, roasted fingerling potatoes, vinegar-poached red pearl onion and cracked honey mustard. Tickets are $125 per person (plus service fee) and include hors d’oeuvre, cocktail reception, dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Tickets are nonrefundable within 48 hours of the event and are not transferable to another date. Purchase tickets here. Dinner’s over around 9 p.m.; up to you if you want to stay until the cows come home. Looking ahead, dinners on June 4, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15 round out the year.

Food 101 Summer Concert Picnic Baskets are Music to Your Lips

We’re anticipating an exciting outdoor concert season, and convenient Food 101 picnic baskets assure concert fare won’t play second fiddle. The Sandy Springs restaurant packs picnic meals with 24-hour notice so concertgoers can swing by and grab their al fresco feast on the way to shows at Chastain Park Amphitheatre and Heritage Sandy Springs. Food 101 covers food, flatware and baskets for all concerts without “no tables, no outside coolers” designation. Executive chef Ryan Smith offers encore-worthy nibbles and mains such as pimento cheese, $8/cup and $15/pint; deviled eggs, $12/half dozen; smoked wings, $15 per dozen; mini biscuits and blueberry muffins, $8/four each (eight pieces total); smoked ham and pimento cheese or smoked salmon and cream cheese tea sandwiches, $5 per whole sandwich (cut in quarters); seasonal fruit, $5/cup and $9/pint; fried chicken with whipped potatoes, green beans, slaw and chicken gravy, $16 per person; grilled chicken salad, $14 per person; meatloaf with whipped potatoes, collard greens and red wine demi, $14/person; and desserts of chocolate cake for $7 per piece/$35 for whole cake and bourbon pecan pie for $6 per piece/$25 per pie. To place an order, call 404-497-9700.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ride a Tempting Tide to The Big Ketch for New Half-Off Seafood and Wine Specials

Your boat to succulent savings has come in! The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Buckhead and Canton Street launched two new daily deals in addition to their regular weekly specials.

Mondays: On the new “Double-Up Peel ‘n Eat” Mondays, pay the half-pound price for a pound of peel-and-eat shrimp to dunk into zesty house-made cocktail sauce.

Tuesdays: Enjoy half-priced bottles of wine, the perfect pairing to The Big Ketch’s fresh seafood selections.

The Big Ketch will continue to offer fan favorite specials like half the price for a half-dozen oysters during Oyster Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. and the $1.99 menu special for kids 12 and under from 4-6 p.m. every Monday-Wednesday. For more information visit

Carve Out Time to see American Cut Chef Demo at Ponce City Market May 16

Want to eat fresh but can’t squeeze farmers market shopping in on weekends? Shop the weekly Ponce City Farmers Market Tuesday nights from 4-8 p.m. American Cut Executive Chef John Adamson will be sharing tips and recipes May 16. The rain-or-shine market featuring local produce and goods spreads throughout The Shed covered area just off the Atlanta BeltLine. Auto pilots, take advantage of one hour of complimentary parking for farmers market shoppers during market hours. Details online.

Monday, May 15, 2017

What’s New on Pinterest: Indulgent Eats

National “Eat What You Want Day,” on May 11, counterpoints clean eating with happy-go-lucky Indulgent Eats. Say, “Yes!” to brown sugar bacon breakfast sandwiches with chipotle mayo, baked BLT dip, pizza waffle fries, bacon-wrapped cheese hot dogs, and a double-carb dose in grilled mac and cheese sandwiches. Grilled Nutella and marshmallow sandwiches, a brownie-cookie unifying “Brookie” pie, and a peanut butter cup cookie skillet sweeten the diet caution-to-the-wind holiday.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

#Foodgram: The Whole Food Diary

The Whole Food Diary documents a California-based husband, wife and baby team’s journey through the world of good-for-you foods. Rustic pizza with sprouted spelt pizza crust, a homemade tortilla and Hawaiian-style short rib taco bar and an iced mocha refresher boasting creamy homemade oat milk turn clean house in gratifying, satisfying ways.