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Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye


Jack is changing the game…after 100 years.

After 100 years of tradition, Jack Daniel’s changes their recipe (known as the mash bill or grain bill) and introduces a white whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye. This limited edition Distiller’s Run is now available in Atlanta.


Barrel Bar & Food 101


Fresh menu items and a brand new bar…

After thirteen years as one of Atlanta’s most popular Southern inspired restaurants, the owners decided it was time for a facelift. The open house at Food 101 introduced their newly designed restaurant and launch of Barrel Bar. The evening provided a sneak preview of Food 101’s inventive cocktails along with Executive Chef Justin Keith’s bar menu featuring bold flavors of the new South.


Experience Lust in Liquid Form with Vixen Vodka


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.


Chef Ford Fry has a winner with latest venture The Optimist

Newest addition to the Fry food empire has locals and national food writers buzzing

Growing up in the northeast has meant access to some of the finest seafood from Maine to Maryland. It’s also made me somewhat of an expert in the field of crustaceans. Summers in Boston spent at Neptune Oyster and Island Creek Oyster Bar, Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough in Noank, CT, and countless nights at some of New York City’s culinary masterpieces including Pearl Oyster Bar, Mary’s Fish Camp and Red Hook Lobster Pound. So it seemed living in Atlanta meant sacrificing the food I’ve come to know and love most in my world… until now – Meet The Optimist.


The Kitchen Table: The Best Seat in the House at Park 75

Photo Credit: Cliff Robinson Photography

Someone’s in the kitchen…with Executive Chef Robert Gerstenecker

It has long been perceived that sitting near the kitchen, is not one of the better dining tables. As it turns out, the best seat in the house, is in the kitchen!


Golf, Gin, and Mad Men with St. George Spirits

Changing what we drink…on the 19th hole.

The television show Mad Men, is changing the way we drink. Madman and Evil Genius, Lance Winters, is changing what we drink. For my first installment on Lance, I will introduce you to his St. George Gins. With the 2012 PGA TOUR Championship taking place at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta this week, golf and gin…it’s the appropriate tipple.


Hit the Links with Caorunn Gin

Blending the past with the now…

Summer may be coming to a close, but there is still time to enjoy uniquely crisp and refreshing cocktails before the onslaught of fall and winter. And what better activity to enjoy the mild weather than on a the golf course. So in conjunction with the world’s premier golf pro’s making their stop in Atlanta to compete for a cool $8M at the PGA TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, we’ll be clueing you in on spirit the Scots make just as well as whisky…gin. It’s high time you get to know Caorunn Gin.


Gone Fishing: Fifth Group Casts Its Lure

Go ahead…get hooked.

It was only a matter of time before ATL restaurant think tank Fifth Group added delights from the briny deep to its culinary repertoire. With Italian (La Tavola Trattoria), European (Ecco), Mexican (The Original El Taco & Alma Cocina), and Southern (South City Kitchen Vinings & Midtown) offerings already represented, it was a natural progression to develop a concept focused on seafood and global coastal traditions.


A Toast to National Tequila Day with Clase Azul

You don’t shoot this tequila…you savor it.

National liquor days are the perfect excuse to celebrate your favorite brands, no matter what day of the week it is. Which is exactly why I’m excited to celebrate National Tequila Day 2012 with Clase Azula Tequilas.


Russian Vodka and Japanese Sushi Collide at Czar Ice Bar

Photo courtesy of Czar Ice Bar

Stop. Collaborate and listen…

Question. What does a Russian Vodka Bar and a Japanese Sushi Restaurant have in common with each other? Absolutely nothing! And we’re ok with that. EDR contributor Gregg Jarahian takes you through an evening of masterfully created sushi offerings and brief sampling of the 300+ vodkas on hand at the Buckhead restaurant and bar, Czar Ice Bar.


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