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Monday, November 17, 2014

Join Top Chef Kevin for Christmas Eve Dinner

photo credit: HLNTV
The “Top Chef” finalist, cookbook author and owner of Gunshow is extending an invitation to 40 customers to come dine with him, his family and his culinary team on Christmas Eve in true Gillespie family tradition.

Gillespie and his kitchen crew, including chef de cuisine Joey Ward, plan to whip up traditional favorites based on beloved recipes enjoyed by the Gillespie clan in Henry County.

Tickets are $75 and include food and one festive drink. Additional drinks and gratuity are not included. Only 40 tickets are available, and people are encouraged come in groups. Dinner begins promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Monday, November 24 and can be purchased by calling the restaurant at 404-380-1886.

Gunshow will remain open on from Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30. Reservations are encouraged.  Gunshow is located at 924 Garrett St. Southeast, Suite C, in the Glenwood Park neighborhood. For more information, visit Gunshow online at or call 404-380-1886.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How to pair Lox and Wine?

Oy! If you’re a fan of white wine, one of the best accompaniments to lox is Sancerre. The best red wine for lox is Pinot Noir.  Sparkling wine, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay also work well with the popular choice of bagel topping. If you have any additional inquiries, follow us on Facebook at Grapes and Hops Atlanta.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Top Chef Kevin Gillespie expands to Terminus City

Atlanta chef Kevin Gillespie will soon be launching his highly anticipated restaurant: Terminus City. Before he shares the secrets of location and other meaty details, Gillespie invites Atlantan's to come into Gunshow, his flagship restaurant, to get a little taste of what’s to come.

On Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 from noon to 8 p.m., diners can preview the Terminus City menu at Gunshow. Guests will nosh on chopped whole hog barbecue, chicken-fried steak or a vegetarian entrĂ©e, and heaping helpings of country vegetable sides will be offered (and replenished) via Gunshow’s rolling carts. Seating is first-come, first-served. Gunshow will not offer its regular service during this special preview. Takeout is available a la carte with barbecued meats, slaw, Brunswick stew, cornbread, sandwiches and fried pies. Note that dine-in items may differ from to-go items.

For more information on the upcoming Terminus City, visit the Facebook page or call 404-380-1886.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ciders and Sliders

10th & Piedmont is celebrating the warm, spring weather in a refreshing way. For a limited time, the Midtown restaurant is serving flavorful sliders paired with cold, crisp ciders. The sliders and ciders menu is available for dinner through Tuesday, April 29.

The five pairings are plentiful for one or for sharing. The menu crafted by executive chef Javier Viera includes:

Beef sliders with lettuce, tomato, onions, jalapeno, mayo and cheddar ($9)
Paired with Crispin Apple Cider ($5)

Crabcake sliders with lettuce, tomato and lemon-caper aioli ($10)
Paired With Angry Orchard Apple ($5)

Barbecue pulled-pork sliders with lettuce, tomato and caramelized pineapple ($9)
Paired With Jack's Hard Cider Original ($5)

Buffalo chicken sliders with lettuce, tomato and blue cheese ($9)
Paired with Redd’s Apple Ale ($5)

Veggie sliders with seasonal veggies, arugula, caramelized onions and Asiago-basil aioli ($8)
Paired with a special draft cider ($5)

Each order comes with three sliders and are all served on a sesame-crust egg bun. For more information on sliders and ciders, visit

Monday, January 27, 2014

Love: Best Chocolate and Wine Pairings

  • Dark Chocolate: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Pinot Nior, Port or Merlot
  • Milk Chocolate: Zinfandel, aged Ports, Sherry, Pinot Noir, dessert wines
  • White Chocolate: Ice Wine, Muscat, Fruity Chardonnay, Sherry
  • Bittersweet Chocolate: Bordeaux, Shiraz, Malbec or Zinfandel 

Our Top Valentine's Day Wine: 
Shingleback "Black Bubbles" Sparkling Shiraz

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Top 30 Wines To Try In 2014

Peachy Canyon
#1: Peachy Canyon Incredible Red: A must try!! Rich candied cherry nose this vibrantly-hued red wine bursts with bright strawberry and cherry fruit flavors. Pleasing acidity and structure are balanced by softer fruits and leather nuances on the mid-palate, leaving you with spicy oak, fennel and mocha in a long, lingering finish.
Price Range: $11-14.00 (pending wine shop/liquor store)
Chronic Cellars

#2: Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise:
Bursting with vanilla, mocha, dark cherries, raspberries and strawberries complemented by white pepper and sage. Deep dark purple color, smooth on the palate, light tannins and a hint of fruity sweetness. Full bodied and delicious! Price Range: $15-17.00

#3: Stolpman "Estate" Santa Ynez Valley Syrah:
Exhibiting pretty raspberry, flowers, violets, herbes de Provence and licorice, this medium-bodied, finesse oriented Syrah has good to moderate concentration and silky tannin. Price Range: $22-25.00

#4: MollyDooker: The Boxer:  Black/blue/purple color, an incredible density of fruit along with that tell-tale purity, blackberries, white flowers, melted chocolate, sweet licorice, and subtle wood. Full-bodied, beautifully textured and layered with an awesome finish. Price Range: $20-25.oo

#5: The Federalist Zinfandel: Dark purple. Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice. The Federalist is mouthfilling with a good entrance and midpalate. Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish.  Price Range: $22-25.00

#6: Riondo Prosecco: Our go-to for mimosas and toasts! We love the crisp, clean taste of this unique Prosecco.  Light bodied with a delicate finish! A must try for this price: $11-12.00

Catena Malbec
#7:  Catena Malbec: from Mendoza, Argentina ~ notes of blackberry, strawberry cheesecake, a touch of cassis and violets. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins on the entry. The acidity is crisp and lends tautness towards the succulent finish. Price Range: $18-20.00

#8: Mer Soleil Chardonnay: Golden-hued in color, opening up with opulent aromas of peach, Honeycrisp apple and citrus blossom, with notes of warm baking spices from the barrel. Oaky/Buttery.         Price Range: $29-32.00

#9: Bogle Vineyards Essential Red: A blend of California’s finest plantings of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Aged 18 months in American & French oak. This can be found at Publix! Price Range: $11-15.00.  Any Bogle we highly recommend for this price point.  Great for house warming gifts, birthdays and an overall great house wine to stock your cellar with!

#10: Molly Dooker Gigglepot 2011: Cabernet Sauvignon. 2011 Gigglepot is a gorgeous wine which is distinctly Cabernet, from the intensity of dark fruits to the direct tannins and fresh acidity. Completely balanced in every way, it has layers and layers of sweet fruit rolling over dark chocolate, and a rich creamy palate. It ends with anise spice and lingering coffee flavors. Stunning!


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