Inman Park Restaurant Week

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…

Just in time for these wonderful autumnal temperatures, Inman Park Restaurant Week continues through September 25th. Take a stroll through historic Inman Park and stop at any one of the 14 participating restaurants, where you’ll enjoy a three-course, prix fixe menu. The week-long gourmet affair will feature some of Inman Park’s most popular restaurants including Fritti, Rathbun’s, Sotto Sotto, Wisteria, Il Localino, Kevin Rathbun Steak, One Eared Stag, Parish, Sauced, Park’s Edge, Pure Taqueria, The Albert, Victory Sandwich Bar, and North Highland Pub. Not only will you enjoy delectable fare, but part of the proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In other words, you can’t lose.

Inman Park Restaurant Week | September 19 – 25, 2011

 

 

Neighborhood Discovery: WestSide Midtown

Movin’ on up… to the WestSide.

Centered around Howell Mill Road between 10th and 17th street, the WestSide is becoming one of the next best kitschy-cool neighborhoods in Atlanta, which rivals (or happily reminds you of) other well-known industrial haunts a la the Meatpacking District in NYC or Soho in London. A great mix of restaurants, shops and bars make this neighborhood a top contender for where the Atlanta elite are now starting to prefer to “see and be seen” and can only mean that the addition of a Starbucks location is inevitable. From the gorgeous Anthropologie and Star Provisions family to the coveted Sid & Ann Mashburn stores, there is something for everyone in this understated part of town. Read on for an inside scoop on some of the best food spots in the area for whatever mood you’re in.


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Chef Alex Friedman Interview

2010 Atlanta Food Rave Winner gives us the skinny…

The 2011 Atlanta Food Rave is going down on September 23rd at the East Andrews Entertainment Complex. In its second year and touting a culinary night like none other, the event pits five up-and-coming Atlanta chefs in a culinary battle royale mixing equal parts food, mixology, fun, and community outreach.

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Bacardi Oakheart

The groove is in the heart…

As summer comes to a triumphant close, we can only look forward to fall looming right around the corner. The leaves begin their subtle change, cooler weather seeps its way into our hearts, and we trade in the comfort of poolside for the coziness of fireside. So what will you be drinking this fall season when the mercury begins to dip?

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Atlanta Labor Day Planner

Fun , foodie events for the whole family…

Ah, Labor Day — the bittersweet end of summer made better only by knowing football season is just around the corner. What better way to enjoy the last hurrah of summer than by eating, drinking, and enjoying yourself? Read on for our favorite food-centric ways to celebrate…

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Tank Goodness For Sweet Cheats

Cabbagetown dessert cafe needs your help…

What happens when delectable cupcakes and scrumptious cookies combine? Magic. Oh. And a sugar rush like you wouldn’t believe. Two of our favorite purveyors of cupcakes, cookies, and all things sweet have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind dessert emporium in the heart of Cabbagetown. But they need your help to make it a reality.

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DO Try This At Home: Gluten & Dairy Free Chips ‘n Dip

Homemade treats that anyone can enjoy…

One of our good blogger friends @ATLCeliacGirl is seriously allergic to both gluten and dairy. Have you ever tried to find things to eat that are free of both? I’ve tried. It’s not easy. Don’t even get me started on finding options at a restaurant. The food might be gluten & dairy free, but did they cook it in a pan that previously had either of those things in it? Yeah, that makes a difference and can cause serious problems for someone with the disease. So it’s been a fun adventure coming up with healthy alternatives to food favorites with her in the kitchen, including this easy to make, lick-the-bowl-clean good dip.

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Midtown Restaurant Week

Bring your appetite…you’re gonna need it.

Capping off Atlanta Restaurant Weeks 2011 is Midtown Restaurant Week, August 27 – September 4. Thirty-one. Yes. Thirty-one of your favorite Midtown restaurants are slashing prices like car salesmen in chicken suits to showcase specialty three-course menus throughout the week. With menus for $25 and $35 per person, and even lunch menus at select locations, there’s something for everyone.

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Interesting Appetizers

Good things come in small packages…

Someone once said that appetizers are the little things you keep eating until you lose your appetite. And with the varied appetizers and small plates around town, it may very well be true. One can easily make an entire meal by sampling from the small plates on a menu. Read on for some of my personal favorites.

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Drink of the Week: Back to School Edition

 

Allow us to school you…

Perhaps, like us, you’ve noticed a bit more traffic on the roads as of late. Perhaps you’ve been stuck behind a slow-moving school bus. Or perhaps you’ve seen some youngsters scurrying down the sidwalk with backpacks and lunch boxes. Yes, it’s that time of year again, and school is back in session. And what better way to combat that added school traffic than with throwing back a drink or two after work? And for that, we suggest The Lunch Box. It’s an interesting mix of orange juice, amaretto liqueur, and beer — refreshing and delightfully boozy.

The Lunch Box

2 1/2 oz beer
2 1/2 oz orange juice
1 shot amaretto almond liqueur

Mix the beer and orange juice in a glass, drop the shot of ameretto in, then bottoms up! A variation is to mix all three ingredients together in one glass. Either way, it’s pure deliciousness.
 

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