The Georgia Craft Beer Festival is back for its second installment and will be held in Candler Park on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The festival will include an afternoon of arts, live entertainment, a variety of food selections from the city’s top food trucks and 100+ craft beers to sample from over 30 of the top breweries from around the state. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, a trade organization representing craft breweries and brewpubs in the state of Georgia.
Atlanta Lobster Festival is coming to Candler Park on Sunday, November 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The inaugural outdoor festival will include an afternoon of live music, arts and crafts, light bites from a selection of the city’s top restaurants, as well as a variety of craft beer and wine options. Proceeds from the culinary event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow through specialized care programs.

 
 
Enjoy a four-course Catalan lunch featuring the vivid flavors from Spain’s Mediterranean Coast, along with a Meet and Greet with the author.


The menu is inspired by Andrews’ most recent novel, My Usual Table, “a love letter to the great restaurants that have changed the way we eat—from Trader Vic’s to Chez Panisse and Spago to elBulli—and a vivid memoir of a life lived in food.”


ABOUT COLMAN ANDREWS
For reviewer, writer, and editor Colman Andrews, restaurants have been his playground, his theater, his university, his church, his refuge. The establishments he has loved have not only influenced culinary trends at home and abroad, but represent the changing history and culture of food in America and Western Europe. From his usual table, he has watched the growth of Nouvelle Cuisine and fusion cuisine; the organic and locavore movements; nose-to-tail eating; and so-called “molecular gastronomy.”


Saturday, August 30 | 12 – 3 p.m.
The lunch is $44 per guest.Signed copies of My Usual Table are $26 each.
Call the restaurant at 404-371-8800 to make your reservation or click here.

Tax and gratuity are not included.
 
 
In celebration of Labor Day, Chefs Rita and Rafih offer their email list subscribers a selection of their finest entrées for only $25. This exclusive offer is available for two days only, Sunday, August  31st and Monday, September 1st.  You may choose from 5 entrées on the celebratory menu, including the Marinated Whole Lobster. This offer is only available to the first 100 purchasers, so do not hesitate. Get your coupons now! 

Your Choice of Main Entrée, Soup and Dessert Served w/ Moroccan Hot Mint Tea
  • Roasted Lamb Shank
  • Grilled Filet Mignon Black Angus Beef Kebab
  • Marinated Whole Lobster
  • Cornish-Hen Apricot
  • Couscous with Seven Vegetables
Click here to get your coupons now and then make your reservations asap.
 
 

... and fine cuisine to support Happy Tails Pet Therapy

 
 
This September marks the return of Share Our Strength’s DineOutForNoKidHungry® campaign, the nation’s largest restaurant-based cause-marketing program that harnesses America’s appetite to do good while dining out. Every year, the restaurant industry unites around Dine Out For No Kid Hungry to benefit the 16 million kids in the U.S. who struggle with hunger every day. An end to childhood hunger is within reach, and the foodservice industry is leading the way, with restaurants, suppliers, media and trade associations sharing their strength.

The formula is simple: $1 helps feed a child up to 10 meals. Multiply that by the generosity of your customers, the commitment of your employees, and the support of No Kid Hungry, and you have the recipe for doing a tremendous amount of good that’s also good for your business. When you participate in Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, you:
  • Authentically engage employees, patrons and your local community
  • Design a promotion that works for your unique concept
  • Access online resources to make engagement turnkey and effective
  • Make a real impact for the millions of kids struggling with hunger
Last year, thousands restaurants across the country raised in excess of $7.5 million - funds that helped connect kids in need with nutritious food where they live, learn and play, and educated families on ways to cook healthy, affordable meals. Since its launch in 2008, Dine Out For No Kid Hungry has raised more than $18 million.

Join Dine Out For No Kid Hungry and take advantage of a turnkey online resource center, with how-to guides, templates for press releases to promote participation, downloadable point-of-purchase materials, fact sheets, and case histories from participating restaurants.

Sign up today and join thousands of peers nationwide supporting No Kid Hungry. Ignite the passion of your employees and patrons around a single cause and help end childhood hunger.

To participate, follow these five easy steps:
  1. Register on line: nokidhungry.org/dineout.
  2. Visit the participant resource center for tools, planning guides, and tips: No Kid Hungry - Dine Out resources
  3. Determine your promotion. Their team will be more than happy to help you create and implement a successful dine out promotion.
  4. Promote to the local community, communicate with loyal guests and display point of purchase materials.
  5. Educate employees on the issue of childhood hunger and on your promotion. They have amazing training tools to help you get started.

www.DineOutForNoKidHungry.org
 
 
Aspens East Cobb presents an Italian Wine Dinner with guest chef Sara Jenkins , New York Restaurant Owner and author of  Olives and Oranges - Recipes and Flavor Secrets From Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Beyond

Wednesday September 24, 2014 7PM

- Here's a peek at the feature menu - 

Reception - Benvolio Pinot Grigio Friuli-Venezia 2013 

Grilled Scamorza, Slow Roasted Red Peppers, Parsley Sauce 
Donna Olimpia Vermentino Obizzzo Toscana 2012 

Fresh Egg Tagliatelle, Ground Duck Ragu
Crispy Duck Crackling, Wild Fennel Pollen 
Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 

Grilled Filet of Ribeye, Red Wine Glaze, Stone Ground Polenta
Roasted Baby Heirloom Carrots 
Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna Super Tuscan 2009 

Fresh Local Peaches. Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Black Pepper Shortbread 
Benvolio Prosecco Friuli NV 

$65 per person, plus tax and gratuity

This event will sell out fast
Don't miss the rare chance to taste the fruits of Sara's labors, 
purchase a copy of her cookbook and have it signed by the author and chef!

Reservations - (678) 236.1400
 
 
The World of Flavor, hosted by renowned Chef Rafih Benjelloun, is a cooking program that focuses on medicinal spices and other ingredients that you can include in daily food preparation. Click the link above to see a preview!


The Imperial Fez Restaurant offers traditional food from North Africa in an exotic dining environment. Guests dine on comfortable pillows and enjoy savory food eaten by hand. Shoes are left at the door and guests are magically transported to Morocco.
It is a truly unique dining experience with nightly belly dancing performances starting at 7:30 p.m.
imperialfez.com/about/
 
 
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers will bring back selections from its original 1974 menu on August 20th in a “Way Back Wednesday” celebration to mark the brand’s 40th anniversary.

Each of Mellow Mushroom’s locations nationwide will be offering a small cheese pizza, Coke products and select beers at their 1974 prices to mark nearly half a century since the first Mellow opened on Spring Street in Atlanta. The menu selections will be 30 cents for Coke produces, 75 cents for Michelob, Budweiser or PBR and $2.50 for a small cheese pizza.

Mellow Mushroom will also be hosting a contest for customers to win a trip to Amsterdam for two. Customers will be able to pose with a backdrop of the first Mellow Mushroom location and post it to Instagram with #40YearsBaked to enter.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has come a long way from its humble roots, born out of a single pizza shop in Atlanta during the freewheeling hippie culture of 1974. The founders had a simple dream: to make the most delicious, craveable slice of pizza on the planet.

Mellow Mushroom has recently expanded to more than 170 locations in 18 states, while retaining its mission of serving unparalleled pizza and cold craft beer in an unforgettable environment. Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers is opening new restaurants throughout the country, including recent and upcoming launches in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, Orlando and soon, Miami.

The core of Mellow Mushroom’s menu is its handcrafted, stone-baked pizza made with wheat flour and Appalachian spring water-based mellow dough; tomato sauce made from vine-ripened, hand-selected tomatoes picked within hours of harvest; part-skim aged mozzarella; and no preservatives.

 
 
The chefs and barkeeps have been brainstorming the past few weeks and have come up with unique four course cocktail dinner and we want you there. You'll sit at the bar and watch the show front row as our masterful barkeeps create your cocktails as you dine on creative dishes from the Pig's talented team of chefs.

The dinner is on Tuesday, August 19th ay 7:00pm and seating is limited. Call 404 371 8800 for reservations or click here. The price is $75 per person, not including tax or gratuity.


COURSE 1
Cocktail: Bulleit rye, Aperol, 3 Pins Alpine liqueur, Peychaud’s bitters, lemon peel
Beef carpaccio, arugula, preserved lemon, black garlic aioli, migas, 1 year Manchego, fleur de sel
COURSE 2
Cocktail: Elijah Craig 12 year, Barolo Chinato vermouth, cognac, ginger infusion, orange peel
Grilled quail, maple-bourbon glaze, saffron risotto, candied orange, ginger, watermelon radish
COURSE 3 
Cocktail:  Doc Holiday rye, Ron Zacappa rum, demerara, Punt e Mes vermouth, Braulio Amaro
Cocoa-ancho chile marinated venison, smoked sweet potato puree, caramelized pearl onions, heirloom carrots
COURSE 4
Cocktail: Iberian Pig’s Amaro #1
Lemon verbena and goat cheese flan
The Iberian Pig
121 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030