Monday, July 27, 2015

Atlanta food events: July 27-Aug. 2

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Dont miss Tomatofeast at La Tavola Trattoria beginning Wed., July 29.
  • Rachel Hortman
  • Don't miss Tomatofeast at La Tavola Trattoria beginning Wed., July 29.

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Monday

Strip Steaks and Sushi Mon., July 27, 5-7 p.m. Cocktails with Leigh Join executive chef Phillip Strange and Here to Serve co-founder and CEO Leigh Catherall for a delicious night of food and drink benefitting Camp Twin Lakes. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres like smoked salmon canapes, lamb lollipops, assorted sushi, and more! And enjoy wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle at $5 a glass. A portion of the night's proceeds support Camp Twin Lakes. Details.

The Cook's Warehouse - Midtown Mon., July 27, 7-9 p.m. Simple Abundance Cooking Class
Join Escorpion's chef Luis and mixologist Bryan Sheetz for a culinary journey of authentic Mexican tastes and ingredients. Enjoy foods and drinks indigenous to Mexico, such as salsa, ceviche, tostadas, tequila, and mezcal. Wine tastings will be provided by Sherlock's Wine Merchant and a guests will have the chance to win door prizes from Bella Cucina Artful Foods and Cabot Cheese. All proceeds benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Details.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Quick Bites: Mason Tavern opening, The Pig & The Pearl's new chef, and more

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM

KILLER CONCOCTIONS: This years Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival raised more than $80,000 for The Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organics.
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  • KILLER CONCOCTIONS: This year's Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival raised more than $80,000 for The Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organics.

Helmed by executive chef Jason Hall, formerly of Max's Wine Dive, and in collaboration with Concentrics Restaurants, Mason Tavern will open by the end of this month at 1371 Clairmont Road. Located in the space once occupied by the short-lived Scoreboards Bar & Grill, Mason Tavern’s menu will feature neighborhood tavern fare like chicken pot pie and an American cheeseburger with Russian dressing on a brioche bun.

Chef Brian Carson, formerly of 4th & Swift and Gunshow, has taken over as top toque at The Pig & The Pearl.

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Atlanta weekend food events: July 24-26

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Learn to create a Hawaiian-Asian fusion date night menu at The Cooks Warehouse — Midtown on Sat., July 25.
  • Rachel Hortman
  • Learn to create a Hawaiian-Asian fusion date night menu at The Cook's Warehouse — Midtown on Sat., July 25.

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Friday

Total Wine Fri., July 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Blind Wine Tasting — Undercover Vines Blind-taste eight wines and learn how to master the art of tasting. You'll learn to identify wines by their colors, aromas, and acidity. Wines will be tasted in pairs with identical grape varieties that were grown in different parts of the world. Details.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue Fri., July 24, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sweet Auburn Pop Up Karaoke Event For one night only, Sweet Auburn Barbecue will be transformed into a karaoke hall. Stop by to enjoy drink specials and belt out your favorite tunes. Guests must be 18 years old to sing and 21 years old to drink. Karaoke co-hosted by Hibiki Karaoke. Details.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

B's Cracklin BBQ benefit is coming to Kimball House

Posted By on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 7:01 AM

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With a reputation that extends beyond the lowcountry, B's Cracklin BBQ in Savannah is a favorite among Atlanta food lovers. Instagram is full of chef's adventures to bare-bones, south Georgia operation. Alas, on June 11, before this food lover had a chance to visit, the restaurant, pitmaster Bryan Furman's life's work, was consumed by fire.

The do-gooders behind Kimball House decided to step in and help the rebuilding efforts. Should you choose to attend (you should), taste some of Bryan's bbq without the road trip. On Sun., July 26 from noon to 3 p.m. (or until the food runs out) the patio will serve as B's Cracklin BBQ on the road.

Here's what is on the menu: pastured hog barbecue from Grassroots Farms, ribs, and chicken. Kimball House's Jeff Wall and Staplehouse's Ryan Smith are cooking up the sides including collard greens described as "Diana Ross says these are the best." Local Creature Comforts beer will be available for sipping.

Save the date for a chance to eat a plate and help rebuild a barbecue spot recently listed in Garden and Gun's BBQ Bucket List (June/July 2015). Kimball House is located on 303 East Howard Avenue in Decatur. For more information: www.kimball-house.com.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Hash: Uber ice cream, server confessions, and more

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM

AT YOUR SERVICE: Restaurant servers confess some of the grossest things theyve done at work.
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  • AT YOUR SERVICE: Restaurant servers confess some of the grossest things they've done at work.

Raising the bar. Proof & Provision at The Georgian Terrace was named one of Business Insider Indonesia's 30 iconic American hotel bars that everyone should have a drink at. Proof & Provision, a speakeasy with a “playful spirit,” was the only Georgia bar to make the list. Business Insider desc and is described as “the ultimate American hotel bar bucket list.”

Mama said not to play with your food. But she might not mind if you could make mini masterpieces with it.

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Quick Bites: A new Dancing Goats, Urban Tree Cidery, and more

Posted By on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 8:01 AM

NEW BREWS: Octane's soon-to-be newest location in Midtown will experiment with new coffee-brewing trinkets.
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  • NEW BREWS: Octane's soon-to-be newest location in Midtown will experiment with new coffee-brewing trinkets.

Popular O4W coffee spot, Dancing Goats Coffee Bar at Ponce City Market, has announced that it will close for 3 days the first week of August for renovation and expansion of its interior space. Dancing Goats plans on serving coffee from a limited menu outside during the brief closure. In the same presser Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters, the owners of Dancing Goats, announced that they will open a Midtown Dancing Goats (their third) in 2016.

Top toque taps talented team for growth and development. Kevin Gillespie recently announced the formation of a parent corporation for his existing and future restos (and world domination), Redbeard Restaurants. The Atlanta chef and restaurateur is teaming up with his director of food and beverage, Marco Shaw, and director of development, M. Blake Morley, to “ensure smart expansion for future development and provide consulting services to other food and beverage start-ups.”

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Monday, July 20, 2015

3 newish Atlanta food truck nights (and some old ones, too)

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 12:01 PM

MIXd UP, a local food truck that can be found parked at some of these events
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  • Mix'd Up, a local food truck that can be found parked at food truck events around town

Just when you thought Atlanta's hoppin' food truck scene may have fizzled out, a few new food truck nights went and popped up, indicating that the street food movement is still kickin.' Here's the skinny on three recently launched weekly food truck events and a refresher on the existing ones:

Avondale Estates, Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Located in Tudor Square, this food truck night debuted last month and hosts some of Atlanta's most popular food trucks: Fry Guy, Mix'd Up, Spiedie Zone, Yumbii, King of Pops, Tasting Maine. And it's pretty much the only food truck night that routinely offers booze to help wash down your dinner. Visit the event's Facebook page for updates on featured food trucks each week. Details

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Atlanta food events: July 20-26

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Join Tin Lizzys for a weeklong tequila celebration beginning Mon., July 20.
  • Rachel Hortman
  • Join Tin Lizzy's for a weeklong tequila celebration beginning Mon., July 20.

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Monday

Doc Chey's Noodle House Mon., July 20 Willy Wonka and the Fortune Cookie Factory Every guest who dines-in at Dragon Bowl Emory Village, Doc Chey's Morningside or Doc Chey's Grant Park this National Fortune Cookie Day will receive a special fortune cookie with a prize inside. One random guest at each location wins an Apple Watch, valued at $350. For the first year ever, every cookie wins a prize large or small. Details.

Tin Lizzy's Mon.-Sun. July 20-26 National Tequila Week Tin Lizzy's is turning National Tequila Day, July 24, into a weeklong celebration. Starting July 20, head to any of the nine Atlanta-area Tin Lizzy's locations for $10 silver tequila flights featuring Patron, Herradura, and, of course, 1800. Soak up the tequila with soft tacos, quesadillas, specialty skillets, and more. Each flight also comes with a $5 voucher to be used during a return visit after July 27. Details.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Quick Bites: Land of a Thousand Hills coffee, Underground Johnny Rockets to close, and more

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 4:18 PM

SAVORY SUCCESS: Burger 21 will open a second location in the Chastain Square Shopping Center this month.
  • Rachel Hortman
  • SAVORY SUCCESS: Burger 21 will open a second location in the Chastain Square Shopping Center this month.

Woodfire Grill’s last top toque is moving on. Matt Weinstein is now co-executive chef at ONE. Midtown Kitchen and Nicolas Quinones, the restaurant's former owner, is taking over as general manager at Cooks & Soldiers.

Burger 21 announced its second Peach State location will open on Mon., July 27 in the Chastain Square Shopping Center (4279 Roswell Road, NE). The award-winning fast-casual chain is hosting a week-long fundraiser to support CURE Atlanta, donating 10 percent of the proceeds from the first week of business.

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Atlanta weekend food events: July 17-19

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week kicks off Sat., July 18 with prix-fixe menus at downtowns best restaurants.
  • Rachel Hortman
  • Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week kicks off Sat., July 18 with prix-fixe menus at downtown's best restaurants.

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Friday

Whole Foods Market, Sandy Springs Fri., July 17, noon-2 p.m. Ice Cream Social Celebrate National Peach Ice Cream Day with favorite local frozen treats from High Road Craft Ice Cream, King of Pops, Honeysuckle Gelato, and Whole Foods peach ice cream. Treat yourself to a fresh gelato kombucha float or a beer float for $5 at the Fermented Float station. The pint glass is yours to keep! All proceeds benefit Whole Kids Foundation. Details.

Ray's on the River Fri.-Sat., July 17-18, 6:30-9 p.m. Summertime Lobster Boil Enjoy a summertime lobster boil featuring lobster tails and claws, peel and eat shrimp, red potatoes, roasted corn coleslaw, homemade desserts and more. Details.

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