Saturday, March 3, 2018

Tickets are on Sale Now for Revival and ASW Distillery's Whiskey Dinner

Leave the wine in the cellar and the beer in the keg. Cocktails are the elixir of choice at a “Sip & Savor” dinner and cocktail pairing co-hosted by Revival, chef Kevin Gillespie’s Decatur restaurant, and Atlanta’s own American Spirit Whiskey on Sunday, Mar. 25. Gillespie and Revival chef de cuisine Nicole Edwards distill seasonal offerings and Southern flavors into five neat courses, each one complemented by a solo spirit or handcrafted cocktail. Guests will savor cuisine and cocktail visions such as an amuse of chicken liver mousse toast paired with Ameireaganach American single malt whiskey; a salad of radish, fennel, citrus and sweet herbs paired with American Spirit white whiskey in Miner's Medicine; North Carolina trout paired with a Resurgens Rye Winter’s Redemption; grilled, whiskey-braised pork belly playing alongside a Fiddler Boulevardier Bayou Fever; and plated local cheese, candied rutabaga and pickled beets with crusty bread chased by an American in Paris, featuring Armour & Oak Georgia apple brandy. A nightcap is a necessity, and Three Sheets made with Duality double malt whiskey tucks in next to dreamy chocolate bourbon pie with orange and pear.

Appetizing Aperture

Purists adore Simply French Toast on the weekend brunch menu at Food 101 American Kitchen & Bar. Classic French toast. Vermont maple syrup. 10x sugar. Why mess with perfection? Just eat it, and ease into a sweet weekend.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Shh! Taco Mac Secret Stash Bash is Back with Exclusive Craft Beers, March 10

Beer buffs, applaud this hop-portunity to discover elusive beers you won’t find anywhere else. Taco Mac at The Prado in Sandy Springs brings back its Secret Stash Bash on Saturday, March 10. Taste and compare off-the-mainstream-channel beers from more than 20 craft breweries. Purchase tickets to attend either Session I from 1-3:30 p.m. or Session II from 4:30-7 p.m. Tickets to either session are $40 per person. Attain VIP status with a $70 per-person ticket and cheer the whole day through from 1-7 p.m. Buy tickets on Xorbia.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Chase Friday Night Blues to HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Midtown

Drink local. Listen local. Love Friday Night Blues at lively, local landmark HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Midtown. Every Friday night, a live blues band commands the mic at 9 p.m., and beers from local breweries take over the taps -- backed by beer and shot deals plus specials from local whiskey distillers. Return each week to find a different band and brewery partner ready to open your weekend, partying on until 1 a.m. Who’s singing the blues now?

What’s New on Pinterest: Pho-nominal Dishes

Get ready to put away some Pho-nominal Dishes when National Noodle Month “March-es” in this week. Recipes for beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, tofu and veggie-full pho overflow from this board. Employ your slow cooker to manage making Crock-Pot pho or take the five-minute route to faux pho (spoiler alert, uses ramen). Bone broth pho chicken soup, ginger zucchini noodle egg drop soup, Thai boat noodles and zero-calorie zero-carb vegetarian shirataki pho nourish winter-weary souls. Vietnamese bun bo xao beef noodle salad and charbroiled pork vermicelli wiggle into the offerings…pho real.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Douse Thirst, Devour Big Green Egg Goodies by Ormsby’s at SweetWater Brewing Smokeout March 4

Egg hunting season is rolling in, and here’s one BIG egg sighting that’s a must find: smoking hot Big Green Eggs at the SweetWater Brewing Company Smokeout on Sunday afternoon, March 4. Count Ormsby’s in among seven local restaurants sending chefs to this 1-4 p.m. Big Green Egg grilling bash. Naturally, SweetWater brews will flow to temper the heat. Crack open your wallet and enter a raffle for prizes including a medium BGE, YETI Tundra cooler, Woodlands Circle membership and other goodies that adults will find much more enticing than candy-filled eggs. Raffle and event proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchen. Tickets, available on Xorbia, are $20 each and include one “hitter-sized” treat from each restaurant and your first SweetWater brew. It’s okay to leave the Easter basket at home for this brew and eggs-travaganza.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Drift Coasts into Year Two offering Sea of Weeklong Specials March 1-6

Enjoy a weeklong anniversary culinary cruise right here at home as Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar in Marietta celebrates its second year. From being named Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Best New Restaurant and Best Restaurant for Seafood in Atlanta, to being the very first restaurant in Georgia to partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program to serve guests ocean-friendly sustainable seafood, Drift has much to celebrate on its second anniversary.
Chef/owner Doug Turbush and executive chef Tom Hill release quite a catch of choices on a three-course prix fixe anniversary menu that’s available Thursday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 6 in addition to the regular menu. Set sights on an opener of oysters casino with tasso ham; grouper  branade with smoky rouille and celery; or grilled baby gem lettuces with feta, olive, tomato, oregano and jalapeño buttermilk dressing. Land an entrée of skate schnitzel with oyster mushrooms, thyme, truffle and arugula; grilled Vancouver Island salmon with salsify, roasted sunchokes, frisée and bacon vinaigrette; or Royal Red shrimp risotto with Grana Padano, parsley and Meyer lemon pistou. Dock for dessert of Key lime pie with raspberry sauce; espresso pots de crème with hazelnut praline, mint and strawberries; or flourless chocolate cake with adzuki bean ice cream and mint. Opt in for $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Oyster lovers are in luck because Drift is offering $1 “Buck a Shuck” oysters all week long throughout the evening from 5 p.m. until close.

Monday, February 26, 2018

What’s New on Pinterest: You Say Potato, I Say Potato

You Say Potato, I Say Potato, either way, we say “ah” and “yay” to National Potato Lovers Month. Choose your verb and recipe to crank the vibe in these tremendously versatile tubers: creamy slow-cooker mashed potatoes, perfect roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes, spinach artichoke twice-baked potatoes, grilled sweet potatoes, loaded baked potato soup and crushed potatoes. Don’t fret the fries and fritters, you’ll find recipes for baked Parmesan fingerling potato fries, baked sweet potato fries and pan-fried sweet potato fritters. Spiralize them on skewers or use them as bowls for tacos or a bacon-eggy Idaho Sunrise. Later, gator…off to bake some taters.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

#Foodgram: Avocado Stone Faces

Ever ponder over what to do with avocado pits? There’s no place for them in the guac bowl. When Jan Campbell of Mayo, Ireland, looked at the smooth “stones,” as they’re referred to across the pond, she saw little faces calling to come out and see the world. She released them, carving personality-filled Avocado Stone Faces. Enamored? Buy bronze castings of her carvings here.