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Friday, December 14, 2012

Local Caribbean Cafe to Open "Upscale Lounge"

Chef Rob Gayle

The grand opening of Chef Rob Gayle's Upscale Lounge will present foodies throughout the city of Atlanta a unique lounge experience January 2013.  Based in Sandy Springs, "The Lounge" is an expansion to Chef Rob's restaurant "Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe" that will allow an outlet to his diners: music, jazz, assorted tapas, cocktails, top-shelf choices, signature wine selections. "It's a 'kick back' atmosphere," says Gayle.

A huge New York Yankees, Knicks and Brooklyn Mets fan, born in Jamaica, West Indies, Gayle moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was 11 years old.  At age 13, he moved to Long Island and worked at "Matthew's Seafood House" as a line cook on the east end of Ocean Beach on Fire Island. "Learning came easy to me. I asked a lot of questions," Gayle says. "After High School, my counselor asked me 'what would you like to do with your life' and I took a chance and got an Associates in culinary arts at the Culinary Institute of America."  

In July 2006, Gayle opened "Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe" and has managed 6 years of success as a restauranteur. His skills and prestige allowed him to assist with the openings of P. Diddy's "Justin's Restaurant" in both Atlanta and New York.  

"My older sister inspired me to cook! I want to produce high quality Caribbean food that will 'stick to your ribs' and give you that experience of dining on great food. I am passionate about my craft," says Gayle. Chef Gayle has a wide variety of foodie followers that include Usher, Bobby Valentino, Jennifer Lopez, a few of the Housewives of Atlanta and more! 

From what we hear from Chef Rob, the braised beef ox tail and black and mango salsa are a must-have on the menu and gaining in popularity amongst his diners.

In addition to opening his Atlanta-based restaurant, the Chef Rob brand has also extended to offer a varied selection of signature sauces, intimate cooking classes, and event catering options.  

The Lounge & Cafe are located at: 
5920 Roswell Rd Ste 117, Sandy Springs


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The 12 Days of Bourbon

EH Taylor Barrel Strength

Some folks celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas--Local Three has their own classic spin on things and will celebrate "The 12 Days of Bourbon."  For the twelve days leading up to Christmas, Local Three be featuring a unique bourbon from our list at a great price.  Swing by and check it out:
12/13: Bulleit
12/14: Old Fitzgerald 1849
12/15: Four Roses Yellow Label
12/16: Jefferson's
12/17: Buffalo Trace
12/18: Elijah Craig 12 yr.
12/19: Old Pogue
12/20: Basil Hayden
12/21: Bellemeade
12/22: Big Bottom Port Cask
12/23: Noah's Mill
12/24: EH Taylor Barrel Strength


www.localthree.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Local-Three/128572657181442


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner

Raise a glass at Woodfire Grill's beer dinner featuring Sierra Nevada on Thursday, December 6. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30pm and the dinner starts at 7pm.

The evening will include a four course dinner prepared by Chef de Cuisine E.J. and paired with Torpedo Extra IPA, Ovila Quadruple, Ovila Golden Ale and Narwhal Imperial Stout. Dinner is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity; be sure to call us at 404-347-9055 to reserve your spot at the table.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/174336369373258/

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Stout Brothers~Smyrna's 1st Growler Shop

The Stout Brothers mission statement: To provide outstanding, primarily local and regional draft beers for home consumption, paired with great service, local food pairings, home brewing supplies, and more in an eco-friendly environment.

With a soft launch scheduled for December 1st, The Stout Brothers will be planning a Grand Opening soon.

Fill'er up: 45 taps: 40% will be Atlanta based. The starting lineup of beers include Abita Pecan® Harvest Ale, Abita Biere de garde, Rodenbach Classic, Unibroue La Terrible, a wide variety of Terrapins, Sweetwaters and Sierra Nevada's. All the beers on the website will have appropriate food pairings to match! There were too many options to list...but trust us, you won't want to miss this! Be sure to ask for Byron, he's always taken care of us!


The Stout Brothers is located at 1265 West Spring St, Ste D; Smyrna; 770.319.8200
http://thestoutbrothers.com

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TOP Holiday Wine Gifts


Happy Holidays from GrapesandHopsATL!
If you have wine connoisseurs on your holiday gift list, give them elegant wine-inspired gifts. You don't have to spend a lot of money to put together a thoughtful gift basket. If you are on a limited budget, present a friend, family member or coworker with a bottle of wine in a decorative bag. Complement wine bottles with gourmet treats or essential accessories.
Corkcicle
Experience wine at the perfect temperature every time. Keeping your wines at just the right drinking temperatures—it’s a great dilemma. Too cold and it could mask the vintner’s uniquely crafted complexities. Too warm and the flavors may take a back seat to the alcohol.  www.corkcicle.com
LolitaWineGlasses.com features OFFICIAL wine, martini and pilsner glasses designed by Tracy Lolita Healy. Not only are Lolita® 's wine glasses individually stunning, but their quality and style have also made them instant collectibles. While people rave about the designs themselves, they are equally appreciative of the special twist Lolita® gives them - a recipe written on the bottom of each glass. With the wide variety of designs and glassware available - martinis, wine, mojitos, and now margaritas and pilsners! - you're sure to find the perfect one. www.macys.com
Vinturi
Vinturi, a sleek and elegant wine accessory that speeds up the aeration process with ease and convenience, has become the modern standard for enhancing the wine
experience. Vinturi allows wine to breathe in the time it takes to pour a glass, instantly delivering a better bouquet, enhanced flavors and smoother finish.http://www.vinturi.com/
Skybar
The Skybar™ wine preservation system is a must-have for any lover of wine. It chills, pours and preserves wine all from a single system. Three individually-chilled chambers allows for up to three opened wine bottles to be enjoyed at the same time and at the ideal serving temperature. This system accommodates wine bottles between 750 milliliters and 1.5 liters. There are nine different temperature pre-selects for multiple wines and its vacuum technology preserves an open bottle of wine for up to ten days by removing the oxygen that normally oxidizes the wine. The outside presents a unique metropolitan design with real wood veneer housing. www.skybarhome.com 
Check out these links for special wine gifts in the Atlanta Area:
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Spend Thanksgiving a la Briza


Made with Atlanta local food, Chef Janine Falvo’s 3-course Thanksgiving dinner begins with a choice of butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds (a must have!), onion custard and crispy sage or butter lettuce salad with apples, walnuts, celery and yogurt dressing. The main course includes organic turkey served with buttermilk whipped potatoes, cornbread-brioche stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, giblet gravy and spiced cranberry-orange sauce. Additional sides will also be available including Chef Falvo’s signature midnight moon mac and cheese. The meal finishes with a choice of creations from Pastry Chef Valerie Tyes including pecan pie with dulce de leche ice cream, pumpkin pie and apple tartin.
  
Chef Janine Falvo
Visit www.brizarestaurant.com to view the full Thanksgiving menu, to make a reservation or to learn more about Chef Falvo.  Call 678-412-2402.

Cost: $40.00

Choice of:
Butter lettuce salad, local apples, celery, walnuts, Atlanta fresh yogurt dressing or
Butternut squash soup, onion custard, pumpkin seeds, crispy sage

Entrée:
Organic Turkey,
Buttermilk whipped potatoes, cornbread-brioche stuffing, giblet gravy, 
roasted brussels sprouts, spiced cranberry-orange sauce

Dessert:
Pumpkin pie, whipped cream
Pecan pie, dulce de leche ice cream
Apple tartin, vanilla ice cream

Additional sides available 8.00
Candied sweet potatoes
Midnight moon mac and cheese
Roasted root vegetables
Braised mustard greens
Broccolini, garlic, olive oil
Spinach, lemon-brown butter

866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
@BrizaRestaurant

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holiday Wine Offers at The Wine Cellars




Phone Orders (770) 437-1753 Fax Orders (770) 437-1759
Email Orders: info@winecellarsonline.com
1295 W. Spring Street
Suite 100
Smyrna, GA 30080
www.winecellarsonline.com

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Make Thanksgiving Easy with Muss & Turner's

GET YOUR HOLIDAY GROOVE ON IN THE GROG SHOP | CATERING - WE'LL COME TO YOU! 

HERITAGE BREED TURKEYS AND ALL THE FIXIN'S 
Once again this year, M&T's invite you to put your aprons away and let them provide you with a Heritage Breed Turkey and all the fixin's for Thanksgiving. 

Spend your holiday focusing on the things that matter most! They are pleased to be partnered with farmer Steven Ledbetter for Local Turkeys. Turkeys come raw with easy instructions on brining and cooking. Offering delicious sides and a few incredible pies. (All pick-ups will occur at Local 1.5 (across the Lobby from Local Three) on November 20th and 21st from 10am to 4pm.)

For the menu and ordering, please click here.

GROOVIN' IN THE GROG SHOP 
With the expansion and renovation earlier this year, M&T's are able to create an awesome private dining room. 

Aptly named "The Grog Shop," this private room can accommodate 14 for a seated dinner. The space features an iPod compatible sound system, and 40" Sony Smart TV flat screen. Perfect for holiday lunches and getting the friends together for one last blowout in 2012!

For more information, please contact Party Starter Shonda Riley at shonda@MussandTurners.com or by calling the restaurant at 770.434.1114. 

M&Ts Can Cater Your Next Party 
From an intimate dinner for 8 to a holiday bash for 100, they'll bring their quality culinary creativity to your house or office this season. Whatever your desire in hosting friends, family and colleagues, they can make your vision a reality. Contact Tiffany St. John for more information, menus and details. Tiffany@MussandTurners.com or 770.434.1114.

Muss and Turner's will be closed on Thanksgiving Day!



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Giving Thanks Around Atlanta


Friends and family throughout Atlanta will reflect on all there is to be thankful for as they gather around a delicious Thanksgiving feast. Whether you are looking for a restaurant serving a traditional, Southern Thanksgiving dinner or preparing one of their own, you will have many options for bringing loved ones together to celebrate the upcoming holiday.





Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland
 and Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna: Starting at 5 p.m. on November 22, the Virginia-Highland location offers meals at $22 for adults, $15 for young adults and $10 for children 10 and under (tax and gratuity not included). The Smyrna location serves the Thanksgiving feast at 4 p.m. and is feeding adults for $20, $15 for youth and $8 for children 10 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are recommended for both locations. Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland is located at 794 N. Highland Avenue Northeast; 404-876-7249. Atkins Park in Smyrna is located at 2840 Atlanta Road Southeast; 770-435-1887. www.atkinspark.com


Buckhead Barbecue Co.  Offering selections for any size party, the restaurant is cooking  classic, take-home  entrees such as hickory honey and cracked pepper smoked turkey, apple-brandy and brown sugar smoked ham and all-natural, Black Angus brisket.  Sides feed between 12 to 15 people and include squash casserole, cornbread dressing, sweet potato soufflé and macaroni and cheese. Pies and cobblers finish the holiday meal, like the Buckhead cobbler (peach, apple, blueberry, blackberry and chocolate) or a traditional pumpkin pie, also all feeding 12-15 people. Taking orders for the holiday meal until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20. Customers can stop in or call 404-792-9388 to place orders. Located at 3100 Highlands Parkway, #8, Smyrna, GA 30082. www.buckheadbarbecueco.com.

Chicken and the Egg:  From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Marietta restaurant is offering a menu for guests to choose an entrée, three sides and a dessert. The meal is $24.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required. Located at 800 Whitlock Avenue, Suite 124. For reservations, call 678-388-8813. www.chickandtheegg.com.

South City Kitchen Midtown and South City Kitchen Vinings : Thursday, November 22 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Midtown location and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Vinings location, Thanksgiving meals are served while guests enjoy quality time with family and friends. The special meal will include a three-course menu where guests can choose one appetizer, entrée and dessert for a traditional, at-home - and filling - Thanksgiving feast. The meal is $42 for adults and $21 for children 12 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are recommended at both locations. South City Kitchen Midtown is located at 1144 Crescent Avenue; 404-873-7358. South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway; 770- 435-0700. www.southcitykitchen.com.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Wine is Chronic's "SofaKing Bueno"

For Halloween, we recommend Chronic Cellars, Sofa King Bueno
71% Syrah
15% Petite Syrah
10% Grenache
4% Mourvedre

Aromas of vanilla, leather, cedar, hazelnut and dark fruits.  This is easily one of our favorites! With rich flavors of cocoa, dark berries, cranberry, strawberry....it's as good as it's name!  We also recommend the 2011 Purple Paradise.

For more information on Chronic Cellars:
http://www.chroniccellars.com/wines/

Friday, October 26, 2012

livingsocial.com Boutier Winery Deal


Boutier Winery: Wine Tasting for Two People with Ten Wine Samples Per Person; Two Plates of Cheese, Crackers, and Dark Chocolate; 12 Personalized Wine Bottle Labels; and Two 16-Ounce Souvenir Wine Glasses only $40.00.  


4506 Hudson River Church Road 
Danielsville, GA 30633 
Call for directions 706-789-0059

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dark and Stormy Death Punch Cocktail


This is Grace Parisi's take on the "Dark and Stormy," a classic rum and ginger beer drink. Floating in the punch bowl are round ice cubes made with lychee syrup and lychees stuffed with brandied cherries, which have an uncanny resemblance to eyeballs. 
Contributed by Grace Parisi:
Dark and Stormy Death Punch
ACTIVE: 30 MIN
TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS 30 MIN SERVINGS: 8
  • One 20-ounce can lychees in heavy syrup
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 16 brandied cherries
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 12 ounces dark rum
  • Three 12-ounce bottles ginger beer
  • Ice cubes
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the lychee syrup and ginger to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, stuff 16 lychees with brandied cherries. Set each lychee in the cup of a mini muffin pan or in an ice cube tray. Strain the lychee-ginger syrup and pour it over the lychees. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a pitcher, stir the sugar into the lime juice until dissolved. Add the rum and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  4. Unmold the lychee ice cubes into a small punch bowl. Pour in the lime-rum mixture. Add the ginger beer, stir gently and serve in ice-filled glasses.
The lychee ice cubes can be frozen for up to 1 week.
More Goolish Drink can be found at: http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/halloween-cocktails

Monday, October 22, 2012

Seed Kitchen & Bar Celebrate 1 Year


Come join us on the very first anniversary of Seed Kitchen & Bar, we are truly grateful for a busy and wonderful first year! In celebration, we are featuring a three course $29 prix fixe menu. Chef Doug is bringing back a couple favorites from our opening night menu and we have some new dishes to share with you as well. This menu will be available three nights only; Thursday, November 1st- Saturday, November 3rd.   Our regular dinner menu will also be available.
 
A portion of the proceeds from this menu will go directly to two charities near and dear to our heart. Share Our Strength, whose goal is to end childhood hunger in America, and MUST Ministries, whose mission is to serve our neighbors in need, whose most basic welfare is at risk. Enough cannot be said for the incredible work these organizations do to better our world and warm our hearts.

Reservations are recommended and available by calling 678-214-6888 or at www.eatatseed.com
 
Choice of:

Garlic & Thyme Roasted Mushrooms, Anson Mills Polenta, Truffle Cheese

Blue Crab Fritters, Sweet Thai Chile Glaze , Crushed Peanuts, Cucumber

Crispy Smoked Pork Belly "Sliders", Hoisin, Scallion, Cucumber

Choice of:
House Made Ricotta Agnolotti, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin Seeds, Arugula

Raz El Hanout Spiced Block Island Swordfish, Cauliflower Mousseline,
Caper Raisin Emulsion

Syrah Braised Beef Cheeks, Roasted Shallot Whipped Potatoes, Braised Local Greens

Choice of:
Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pomegranate, Cardamom Crème Fraiche

Maple Pots de Crème, Chantilly Cream

(tax and gratuity not included)
(menu available after 5pm only)
*menu subject to change

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Atlanta Beer Week at Atkins Park

From Saturday, October 20 through Saturday, October 27, Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland is offering a special beer menu featuring Georgia-brewed beers for Atlanta Beer Week. In celebration of the week, Executive Chef Andrew Smith has created a special dish to pair with each of the beers. 

Guests can choose from the following pairings: 
• Beer cheese soup: garlic croutons, house bacon and scallions ($4/$6) Paired with SweetWater 420 ($5). 
• Tuna tatake sliders: pickled red onions, teriyaki mayonn

aise ($8). Paired with Monday Night Fu Manbrew ($5.50).
• Braised pork belly and grilled pork tenderloin: Meyer lemon risotto, local arugula ($16). Paired with Terrapin Hopsecutioner ($5.50).
• Coffee-smoked duck breast: sweet potato and duck confit hash, cipollini onions ($18).  
Paired w/ Red Hare Coffee Cream Stout ($5.50) 

Atkins Park Tavern is located at: 
794 N. Highland Ave.  Atlanta, Georgia 30306 (404) 876-7250

Friday, October 12, 2012

Heritage BBQ Events: Muss and Turner's / 4th and Swift

Join Atlanta-based Local Three Chef Todd Mussman and 4th & Swift Chef Jay Swift cook up the winning recipes for an exclusive dinner event. There will be 2 seating times offered: 5:30pm & 7:30pm.  Reservations are required and can be made by visiting Brown Paper Bag tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283343. 

Brady Lowe of Taste Network and COCHON 555 hosted the first-annual COCHON Heritage BBQ event, crowning Atlanta-based Local Three Chef Todd Mussman, Chef Jay Swift of 4th & Swift,  Chef Nick Melvin, and Farmer Tommy Searcy of Gum Creek Farms the winners of the BBQ cooking competition. To celebrate the victory, Atlanta chefs Mussman and Swift will host exclusive pop-up dinner events featuring the winning BBQ menu at their respective restaurants on Monday, October 15 at Muss & Turners and on Sunday, October 28 at 4th & Swift. 

Brady Lowe of Taste Network
For these exclusive dinner events hosted by chefs Mussman and Swift, guests will experience the following menu that won BBQ gold in Memphis (buffet station style):

Pull
Chile Relleño Pie

Stew
Pig Head Gumbo with Dirty Rice Calas

Bone
Master Chang Broth

Muscle
Tennessee State Fair Slider

Mayo
Esquites, Pork Fat Mayo, Hominy Corn Nuts

Mustard
Pork and Cranberry Beans, Belly, Ham Pastrami, Mustard Molasses Glaze

Taste Network Founder Brady Lowe will be attendance at both dinners to talk about the importance of preserving the heritage breed pig and supporting local farms. As a special thanks to guests, Lowe will pour an exclusive tasting of bourbon from his private cellar.

The cocktail reception will feature a welcome cocktail with Templeton Rye whiskey, a spirit that is new to the Atlanta market. Dinner will follow, where guests will enjoy a tasting of the entire heritage menu. Priced at $35, tickets include the welcome cocktail and dinner, with optional cash bar for additional imbibing. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting Brown Paper Bag tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283343


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Thursday, October 11, 2012

C'est vrai! Le Giverny Bistro Event of French Food & Wine

 
Join Le Giverny Bistro, a French restaurant in Atlanta at the Emory Inn, along with the Trinchero Family Estates for one special evening. Today, with Roger Trinchero leading the way, Trinchero Family Estates represents over 27 brands in the United States and Australia, including Sutter Home, Little Boomey, Ménage à Trois, Napa Cellars, and Trinchero Napa Valley.  

Featured wines include limited-production varietals from Alsace, the Rhone and Loire Valleys, Bourgogne, Bordeaux  and Gascogne. The evening's special menu features culinary specialties matched with wines from the same regions.
When: Sunday, October 21, 2012 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm 
Cost: $65.00/pp

Call today to make your reservation: 
Le Giverny Bistro 1641 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 (404) 325-7252

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Muss and Turner's Terrapin Beer Dinner


Join Muss and Turner's for one special evening, that will welcome the gang from Terrapin for an over-the-top, four-course menu paired with some of the finest Terrapin beers ever.
Wednesday evening ~ October 24 ~ Reception 6:30pm
Price includes tax and tip - space is limited!


As always, come as you are casual! Chef Dameren and his team have put together an awesome menu!

Reception: Hopsecutioner

First: Samurai Krunkles
Rice Noodles, Green Tea and Hen of the Woods Mushroom Broth, Ginger,  Sudachi, Poached Quail Egg, Foie Bacon

Second: Monk's Revenge
Grilled Quail, Ras-el hanout, Wild Rice, Pomegranate Jus

Third: PumpkinFest
Vanilla Braised Beef Cheeks, Pumpkin Risotto, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Raypenaer Aged Gouda, Spiced Honey

Fourth: Reunion Beer '12
Chocolate Babka with the ice milk and streusel

Post: Nogne Collaboration

Total cost per person: $76.94, includes gratuity and tax. A small fee to BPT will be additional. 
Order Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282526

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Experience the Taste of Fall with Brizas' Chef Falvo


This fall is “the” time to dine at Briza Restaurant. Exciting, full of flavor and delicious dishes were added to the fall menu under Executive Chef and former Bravo TV Top Chef Texas contestant Janine Falvo.

The tasty fall menu includes:
Ahi Tuna with Oxtail Marmalade
*ahi tuna with oxtail marmalade, citrus polenta and kale chips 
(a great bite, savory)
 Wine Pairing: Pomela Sauvignon Blanc

*smoked pumpkin soup with onion custard and spiced pumpkin seeds (AWESOME and amazing wine pairing)
 Wine Pairing: Hugel Gewürztraminer

VIDEO: Chef Falvo explains her pumpkin soup

*black pepper pepperdelle, a pinot braised pork shoulder with sweetgrass gouda
 (smoky and sweet. The wine is Chef Falvo’s favorite)
 Wine Pairing: Buena Vista Pinot Noir

*NY Strip with creamed kale, bacon 2x potato with a cabernet reductions (spicy with a licorice flavor)
 Wine Pairing: William Hill Bench Blend Cab
Autumn Hot Toddy

Autumn Spiced Shortbread
Briza’s Pastry Chef Valerie Tyes -
*autumn spiced shortbread, poached fruit with a vanilla crème fraiche 
(the toddy brings out the sweetness in the dish)
 Paired: autumn spiced hot toddy

Working 8 years as a chef in Sonoma, Executive Chef Falvo pairs her plates with selected wine choices under the guidance of Deanna Knieriem, Beverage and Food Operations Manager.

The Briza Team
Briza is located 866 West Peachtree Street NW in Midtown Atlanta. (678) 412-2402
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily, Sunday brunch

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Fire in My Belly" Book Release Celebration


On Tuesday, October 9, Woodfire Grill is hosting a special celebration for the release of Kevin Gillespie’s new cookbook, Fire in My Belly. With recipes conceptualized through quality ingredients, mirroring the kitchen at Woodfire Grill, the cookbook showcases Gillespie’s passion for his food through rustic, raw and “heirloomesque” photos. Fire in My Belly contains more than 120 easy-to-make recipes developed by Gillespie specifically for home cooks.

The party is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and includes a tasting of hors d’oeuvres from recipes featured in Fire in My Belly. Guests can sample several Southern bites, including mushroom toast, fried green tomatoes, smoked trout puffs, ribs, chicken sandwiches, squash tarts and banana pudding. Cost is $75 per person and includes a copy of the cookbook personalized by Gillespie during the event. Tickets can be purchased online through Thursday, October 4. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $90, pending availability. Additional copies of Gillespie’s book will also be available for purchase. Woodfire Grill is located at 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road and serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 404-347-9055or visit www.woodfiregrill.com.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Beers to Benefit Boobs!

"Boobie Beer" Wrecking Bar

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub is helping to raise Breast Cancer Awareness! Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, Wrecking Bar will be pouring “Boobie Beer” - a pomegranate hibiscus wheat beer that will have you thinking and drinking "pink." The Wrecking Bar will donate a portion of the proceeds of their “Boobie Beer” sales to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. www.bcrfcure.org.

About the Wrecking Bar Brewpub:
Photo Credit: Crafted by Jill PR
Originally built as an elegant yet eclectic Victorian-style, single-family home in the early 20th century, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub resides in the former basement of the historic Victor H. Kriegshaber House. Under the ownership of Inman Park residents and home brewers Bob and Kristine Sandage, the National Historic Register property was artfully restored to its original glory while maintaining the fundamental integrity of the structure. From the specialty brews and craft pub food to the hand-drawn logo and intricate hand-made fixtures throughout, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub is an artisanal gathering spot for the community that took the support of a community to build.  The brewpub is the cornerstone of Inman Park and Little Five Points, located at 292 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta, Ga., 30307, and serves dinner seven nights a week, lunch on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. For more information, visit www.wreckingbarbrewpub.com or call 404.221.2600.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Farmer & The Chef to Benefit March of Dimes GA Chapter


The March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter presents their inaugural event, The Farmer & The Chef. The event is a fundraiser supporting our mission for stronger, healthier babies. This is the premiere dining event for the March of Dimes, Georgia Chapter, and their patrons include upscale business leaders from throughout the Atlanta community. The Farmer and The Chef will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

The premise of the event is simple: pair local farmers with local chefs for a night of unique fine dining. While the event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, they are also helping to create sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs, while reinforcing the movement of eating healthy which is something the March of Dimes believes in and promotes to women who are considering pregnancy.

The event itself will feature an exciting live and silent auction with packages ranging from fine dining, vacation getaways, sports packages and spa packages, just to name a few. Guests will enjoy a fantastic four-course dinner prepared by the local chefs using ingredients from local farmers.


Crystal and her daughter Sayla


Join Special Emcee for the event and Weather Channel Meteorologist Crystal Egger as she shares her story:

"For reasons I may never know, my daughter, Sayla Rae flew into this world exactly three months ahead of her due date, weighing a whopping 1 lb 14 ounces.  The most exciting time of my life turned upside down in an instant.  She went on to spend 3 agonizing months covered with tubes inside a lonely incubator in the NICU.  Now, at age 3, she is healthy, energetic, smart, and absolutely perfect.  She will forever be my miracle baby and proof that angels are everywhere!"

Weather Channel Meteorologist
Crystal Egger
"I am thrilled to be involved with the  March of Dimes, an organization close to my heart.  I look forward to sharing Sayla's inspirational story, raising awareness about prematurity and providing hope to other preemie families."

For more information or to purchase tables and tickets, please visit marchofdimes.com/Georgia or call 404-350-9800.

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