Author Archive for Chris Watkins

Cocktail Culture: Upgrade Your Manhattan With This Maple Concoction

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Cozy up to this fall-inspired cocktail

We love the brisk hit of cold air that Fall brings to our cocktail palette. A welcome to even more cocktails that tend to favor spirits from the dark side, or imbibing doses of scotch and bourbon neat just gives us the warm and fuzzies… literally. To highlight these spirited tastes of the Fall, we hooked up with Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead to sample some of their new seasonally-inspired cocktails that you can make at right home for snuggly drinking in front of the fire. Stay toasty y’all.

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Cocktail Culture: A Little Bit Hemingway

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Start a new chapter in your libation book

This delightfully sweet and sour rum cocktail comes courtesy of our friends at Ink and Elm, North Druid Hills’ newest craft cocktail destination.

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Eating Sushi For Charity Throughout November

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Eating this awesome sushi roll is for a good cause

If you recall a few weeks back we teamed up with Ra Sushi for Foodies Show Heart, a sushi competition where several of Atlanta’s finest foodies and social media personalities competed in a maki and nigiri deathmatch for charity. Well guess who won…

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5 Nightmare-Inducing Halloween Attractions

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Your guide to getting scared shitless in Atlanta

For your blood-curdling pleasure we’ve rounded up five of the most intense, fear-inducing haunted house attractions to ensure your Halloween is a memorable journey to the darkside. From mysterious relics opening the gates of Hell at Atlantic Station, to walking through someone’s personal pleasure torture chamber, here’s hoping you make it through these five terror-filled attractions.

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The Lovelady aka Hanky Panky

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Get acquainted with this sexy cocktail

One of Atlanta’s newest hidden gems is Ink and Elm located in Emory Village. By far one of the most intriguing and sexiest restaurants I’ve every been to, the design aesthetic blends the tenants of Druid Hills architect Frederick Law Olmsted (who also planned and developed Central Park in NYC).

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5 Must-Try Bites for Taste of Atlanta 2013

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Don’t take on TofA without this list

Midtown’s culinary free-for-all returns to Tech Square with the 12 Annual Taste of Atlanta. Ninety+ restaurants will be vying for your tickets and stomach muscles with heavily curated offerings that’ll show you what their establishment is all about in just one bite.

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Atlanta Food Bloggers Roll Sushi For Charity

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Saving the world one sushi roll at a time…

I’m far from a classically trained chef, let alone my mastery of bowling water is somewhere between novice and “where does the pot go?”. I just tend to prefer the portion of the process that allows me to devour the finished product, so I was quite shocked when Midtown wasabi warehouse Ra Sushi asked me to create a sushi roll.

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3 Days in 3 Minutes: Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2012

3 Incredible Days in 3 Minutes

With just 2 weeks to go, we thought you might need a little reminder for why you need to purchase your tickets to the 2013 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival before they’re all gone!


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Holiday Cocktail Guide 2012

Tis the season…to be drinking

For most, the holiday season can be placed in one of two categories: pure enjoyment and utter annoyance. Being a Scrooge and coming from the school of thought of the latter, I try to keep some extra holiday cheer on hand to get me through the tough times.

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Experience Lust in Liquid Form with Vixen Vodka

Naughtiness…distilled

Ladies. You’ve had a long week. Non-stop, on the go, hustling and bustling, you’ve accomplished more in one week than most do in a month. In between soccer practice for the kids, cooking gourmet meals for the family, and ruling the boardroom at the company——all while making sure that your make-up is flawless and no hair is out of place, you deserve a reward. You deserve…something special.

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