Saturday, January 27, 2018

Appetizing Aperture: American Spirit Works Terminus City Sour at Revival

How do they do that? Brand an “R” monogram to the foamy head of the American Spirit Works/Terminus City Sour at Revival? Leave it to chef Kevin Gillespie to pull this trick out of his toque for guests at his Decatur restaurant. Underneath the “R” pools a potent mix of rye whiskey and apple brandy, both from Atlanta’s own American Spirit Works Distillery, along with smoked spices, blackstrap molasses, lemon and bitters. Are spirits topped by tattoos next?

Friday, January 26, 2018

Come and Get It! Fried Chicken Night Sunday Suppers at HOBNOB

Can’t you hear that dinner bell ringing, smell the enticing aroma of chicken frying and anticipate the golden glow of crisp-tender bird flying hot from the kitchen to your place at the table? Sunday Night Supper at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern harkens back to a much revered Southern tradition: Sunday fried chicken. HOBNOB buttermilk batters and fries 100 percent all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free Springer Mountain Farms chicken. The juicy bird comes flanked by Southern sides of mashed potatoes, gravy and a different vegetable each week. HOBNOB hosts Fried Chicken Night every Sunday from 5 p.m. until close. Yes, in grandma’s day, Sunday’s fried chicken feast flourished as a midday meal, and supper might have included some leftover wings and a prayer. Nudging the dinner staple to suppertime clears the day for appetite-building activities, warranting you’ll be a member of grandma’s “clean plate club.”

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Babalu is on GrubHub and DoorDash -- Cozy Up with Tapas and Tacos at Your Place

You’re craving redfish and camarones tacos, Mexican street corn and cinnamon bread pudding. But you just made it home and the thought of bundling up, again, keeps you frozen in thought. Relax and drop the gloves. Babalu Tapas & Tacos now comes to you via GrubHub and DoorDash. Warm, sunny Latin-inspired flavors will be on their way to you in an instant. Wow. That torta Cubana with citrus-braised pulled pork or Baba burger would hit the spot. So order up and find those sunglasses -- Babalu sunshine is headed your way.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Melissa Libby & Associates is Searching for Summer 2018 Interns!

Are you a student who is passionate about good food and drinks, restaurant culture and public relations? We want to meet you! Melissa Libby & Associates is currently seeking interns for the summer 2018 semester. Interns who join the MLA team will work with and learn directly from all agency functions, including media communications, social media, special events and client services. Creativity, positive energy, great writing and organizational skills and a strong work ethic are important traits for this internship. 

Interns at MLA will shadow all departments and be tasked with a wide variety of projects to learn as much as possible. You will help perform important research for client projects, draft social media content for popular Atlanta brands, assist with special event planning and execution, attend meetings with clients, brainstorm new ideas, write blog posts and much more.

Internships require 15-22 office hours per week from May through early August. Schedules are fairly flexible, although Monday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. are required for our weekly team meeting. Local candidates only please! The ideal candidate will also receive school credit for his or her experience with MLA. Interns will be paid a $500 stipend upon successful completion of the program.

To find out more about Melissa Libby & Associates, please visit our website and our Facebook page. If you are interested, please email your resumecover letterwriting samples and availability to brandon@melissalibbypr.comWe're looking forward to hearing from you!

Mardi Gras Reigns and Henri’s Bakery has Your King Cakes

Crown your Mardi Gras festivities with a king cake from Atlanta’s local slice of NOLA life, Henri’s Bakery & Cafe. Henri’s creates tempting king cakes with cream cheese, cinnamon or almond fillings, dollops of creamy frosting, the sparkle of gem-hued sugar crystals, and tosses on a few strands of Mardi Gras beads and a mask to boot. The wreath-shaped standout comes wrapped on a foil platter for a regal presentation. The legendary bakery offers three sizes to accommodate your krewe or court: small, medium and large. Say, perhaps you have experienced the same calendar epiphany we’ve realized. This year, Ash Wednesday falls on the same day as Valentine’s Day, giving an extra reason to be sweet on sharing a king cake from Henri’s Bakery with all of your loved ones. What fun to see who will find the baby inside his or her slice and get to be “king” for the day (and host next year’s celebration). Order yours, allowing 48-hour notice, from one of Henri’s three locations: Upper Westside, 404-968-9412; Buckhead, 404-237-0202; or Sandy Springs, 404-256-7934. Lest we forget to mention, Henri’s rolls out some praise-worthy po’boys as well. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ray’s on the River Plants New Signature Salads on Menu

“Brrr,” shows the weather app…or did it read “burrata”? Or, were you carried away, dreaming of creamy burrata, summery tomatoes and fragrant basil or sunshine-laden tropical mangos and ahi tuna fresh from the sea? Dreams do come true. Ray’s on the River fulfills all of those yearnings with fresh, new Signature Salads on its lunch and dinner menus. On the lunch menu, an empowering ahi tuna and kale salad with quinoa and the refreshing twist of mango, avocado and Asian vinaigrette ($20) sticks with you all afternoon. Ray’s heirloom tomato and burrata salad with basil pesto and toasted panko ($15, dinner only) stands on its own as a light dinner option or as a complement to Ray’s much-loved starters and specialties. Why wait for summer to fuel your body with kale, hearty green goodness and colorful fruits and veggies? Salad days and nights are here and now at Ray’s on the River.

Monday, January 22, 2018

What’s New on Pinterest: Kick That Cold

Kick That Cold with soothing, homeopathic recipes that appeal to under-the-weather appetites. Liquid assets include a cold remedy hot toddy, immunity tonic, tropical turmeric boost, cold-killer shots and a DIY electrolyte drink. Gut-healing bone or vegetable broth, detox immune-boosting chicken soup, cold-fighting couscous chicken soup and spinach and white bean soup tackle sniffles and coughs. Make flu and cold-conquering gummies for kids and adults or blend essential oils to create a healthy home atmosphere. Relieve scratchy sore throats with popsicles, golden milk, teas and a “natural antibiotic.” Wipe the nose, wash hands, start mixing and feel better soon.

Toast a Hoppy New Year as Taco Mac Taps into Limited Double IPA from Oregon’s Rogue Ales Beginning Jan. 28

Welcome 2018 Taco Mac style, toasting the year ahead over a glass (or two) brimming with a remarkable -- and extremely limited -- one-off double IPA from Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon. Rogue Straight Outta Newport DIPA (8.7% ABV) is “the first-ever West Coast IPA from the Westest Coast brewery.” Bold and beautiful, this huge West Coast DIPA, bursting with Citra, Mosaic and Comet hops, citrusy aromas, fruity flavors and the promise of a juicy finish, will satisfy the thirstiest hop heads. Straight Outta Newport will be available beginning Jan. 28 at 12 Taco Mac locations: Duluth, Kennesaw, Dallas Hwy., Johns Creek, Newnan, Philips Arena, Cumberland, Canton, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Roswell and Cumming. Further your immersion in the West Coast brew experience by trying Taco Mac’s special East Coast/West Coast beer flights flying high through Mar. 31 at all locations.