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Be A Rockstar- Save A Life!


Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre is hosting a blood drive this Friday, October 16th from 10am-3pm. Come join us in Alpharetta for the donation and on-stage to celebrate the power of giving afterwards! If you’re unable to make the drive, call 1-800-REDCROSS, text REDCROSS to 90999 or visit to make a $10 donation. See you there!

We’re Filming This Week!


Atlanta Eats is out and about filming this week! We have some great stories in the works, here’s the scoop!

Wednesday, October 14th: Atlanta Eats takes a trip to the Shops of Buckhead Atlanta! We chat with the head chef at Doraku, mix drinks with bartenders from Gypsy Kitchen and Southern Gentleman and shop the property with personal shoppers from Scoop, Planet Blue, Bella Bag and more! We’re on set from breakfast to dinner so be sure to stop by for your chance to be on screen!

Ford Fry’s Newest Venture: Beetlecat


If you’re a lover of The Optimist, St. Cecilia, King + Duke, Superica, El Felix, No. 246, JCT Kitchen, Marcel or Bar Margot (how could you not be?!) there is a new place about to catch your eye. It’s called Beetlecat and it’s already attracting 20-somethings let and right…the restaurant isn’t even open yet.

It’s casual, coastal and from the murmurs surrounding the spot it sounds like a Lana Del Rey song could emulate the vibe.

Fry draws inspiration from 1970’s New England to the new Inman Park oyster bar. The space boasts multiple patios and a totally themed menu- from wood-roasted seafood that hails to the Cape to throwback drinks like Sex on The Beach, Long Island Iced Tea and Tiki Punch. Plates are small and meant for sharing.

The restaurant style is “colorful and free, both in style and spirit” as described by Fry’s in-house interior designer, Elizabeth Ingram. A strong contrast to Fry’s 9 other concepts, it is just as relevant as the rest. Other menu items we’re excited to try:

  • Wood-roasted crab, octopus, clams and other seafood selections
  • Roasted Pineapple with hot buttered rum sauce, star anise ice cream, and butter cake
  • Fish House Punch, a boozy concoction of rum, brandy, seasonally-flavored whiskey, lemon, and sugar

Beetlecat is expected to open in November and will serve dinner 5 nights a week, lunch on Fridays and late night on Saturdays and Sundays. We’re ready for this time capsule to transport us back to summer.

Side note: here are some of our favorite plates we filmed from The Optimist (1), No.246 (2), St. Cecilia (3) and King + Duke (4)…

(1) Georgia shrimp a la plancha from The Optimist

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(2) Classic spaghetti & meatballs from No. 246

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(3) Short rib ravioli from St. Cecilia

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(4) Charcuterie over toast from King + Duke

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Best Thing We Ate Last Week

You could say it’s always a feeding frenzy at Atlanta Eats’ HQ, but to us it’s just another hard day’s work. We’re sharing the best things we ate last week to give you some food inspiration for the week ahead. Check out AtlantaEatsTv on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for a constant stream of pictures if this doesn’t quite cure your food porn fix…

Ecco (Midtown)

You’ve probably heard the buzz…or echos…about Ecco stepping up to the plate and consistently serving incredible food from their Midtown location. We’ve never heard a bad word about Ecco nor have we had a bad taste from the restaurant. This time around, we ordered the Orecchiette with heirloom tomatoes, roof-top basil, grana padano and ’Nduja bread crumbs. It was incredible.


TCBY (Sandy Springs)

When was the last time you went to a froyo place and didn’t do it yourself? Throwback to 15 years ago and there was a frozen yogurt spot on every corner, where you asked to taste specific flavors and let someone create a pretty dessert just for you! Sandy Springs is the only TCBY that still takes the old-fashioned route when it comes to frozen yogurt. It is a hidden gem and we’re ready for another taste only 2 days later.


Lusca (Buckhead)

If you want “Chic in the City” get over to Lusca, pronto. The dimly- lit, seafood-centered, artsy Atlanta escape is right in between Buckhead and Midtown, but you’ll swear you’re in a different city altogether. As we said, they are notoriously good at serving seafood. Their frito misto appetizer plate with a selection of fried oysters, anchovies, fennel and lemon with a side of remoulade is a perfect representation of their reputation. A must order!

BTWA Lusca

Did I make you hungry? Lucky for you Atlanta Eats provides the perfect workday distraction! Search our site for videos of Atlanta’s top restaurants and be sure to tune in on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30am!

Smoke Ring

If you’re looking for the next up and coming neighborhood spot with a fabulous bar to boot, look no further. Smoke Ring is in the heart of Castleberry Hill serving up some modern twists on southern classics. Chef Jordan Wakefield, winner of Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games, partnered with his wife, Erin, to create a southern atmosphere with an esteemed bar program. Check out this innovative barbecue restaurant before the lines get too long!

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

Found in the heart of Roswell, Hugo’s Oyster Bar is the perfect destination for seafood and Cajun classics. It emanates the “coastal American south” with fresh seafood from the surrounding waters of Georgia, the Outer Banks and Mississippi Deltas. From the founders of Vinings establishment, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar, Hugo’s also offers a incredible food and fabulous bar program in a more casual atmosphere. From gumbo to po’ boys, fish tacos to brioche bread pudding, this is your new spot for brunch, lunch and dinner every day of the week.

Your Night At The Fox Just Got a Lot Tastier

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Few things are most fun than frequenting Atlanta’s historic Fox Theatre. Going to see a performance at The “Fabulous Fox” is a full sensory experience, shouldn’t your pre-show meal be the same? Check out some of our favorite places that are right down the road. You’re going to want an encore, trust us.

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Baraonda Italian Restaurant

Baraonda is our pre-show pick for some comforting and classic Italian. Diners rave about the homemade pastas, slow-simmered sauces, rich proteins, and wood oven pizzas. This place is the perfect spot for grabbing a drink or two before you head over to The Fox Theatre. Their bar program is stacked with some of the finest and rarest spirits you can find. Sip on a “Siciliano”, a cocktail made with bourbon, pistachio liqueur, and blood orange bitters. Let Baraonda be the beginning for a romantic date night or family outing. Don’t let your night stop there. Go and see Jersey Boys running until October 11th for a night celebrating all things Italian!


Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Mary Mac’s southern cuisine is a staple of Atlanta history. This long-standing landmark serves up some of the city’s best soul food. This place has everything: crispy fried chicken, indulgent macaroni and cheese, and spicy fried green tomatoes. Much like an opening act, the tea room offers patrons a small amuse bouche of collard greens that have been slow cooked in bacon and served with crispy corn bread to sop it all up. It is truly the stand out of the meal. Popular with the after-church crowd, Mary Mac’s Tea Room has been entertaining diners for generations. Grab a bite before seeing Festival of Praise gospel tour at The Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 17th at 8pm. You’ll need all the prayers you can get after digging in to one of Mary Mac’s sinful desserts.


The Vortex Bar and Grill 

The Vortex is the The Fabulous Fox’s biggest competition in terms of noise making on Peachtree St. The Vortex is a badass burger joint with some of the most creative and innovative sandwiches in town. The Rock and Roll attitude has seeped into the décor, the atmosphere, and most importantly the menu. The  Coronary Bypass Burger is made with 4 slices of white bread, one 8-ounce grilled sirloin patty,  10 slices of American cheese, 9 strips of bacon, one fried egg and 4-ounces of mayonnaise. It comes served with 5-ounces of french fries and 5-ounces of tater tots, all topped with 6-ounces of our Cheesy-Cheese Goo, but it is one of the most popular dishes in the city. Grab a beer and some friends and keep the party going’ down the street and see the B-52’s playing the Fox stage on Friday, October 30th at 8pm!


Make the month of October a memorable one and take in some of the best eats and entertainment our great city has to offer. Atlanta is so lucky to have such a booming nightlife and has become a cultural mecca for tourists and locals alike. Enjoy a night out the Atlanta Eats way!

Best Thing We Ate Last Week: Vegas Edition


You could say it’s always a feeding frenzy at Atlanta Eats’ HQ, but to us it’s just another hard day’s work. We’re sharing the best things we ate last week to give you some food inspiration for the week ahead. Check out AtlantaEatsTv on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for a constant stream of pictures if this doesn’t quite cure your food porn fix…

Amber Jack Sashimi from Raku

They say sushi is art, but Raku exclusively creates dishes that double as painters palettes. Everything on each of Raku’s dishes has purpose and aesthetically pleasing placement. This 30-seat restaurant is off the strip and will guarantee a unique Vegas experience.

Vegas Eats- Raku

Chicken Parmesan from Buddy V’s

For a casual Italian eatery within the Venetian, it’s not expected to have some of the most divine chicken parm of your life. Well, Cake Boss must really know what he’s doing when he’s not in his bakery because this dish was outstanding. The chicken was butterflied, breaded and smothered in a delicious blend of rich Italian cheeses. We alternated bites between this and al dente spaghetti that we wish we could have brought home with us.

Vegas Eats Buddy Vs

Giant Fortune Cookie from Tao

Amazingly enough, one of the standout dishes from this Asian restaurant, is dessert. Tao’s fortune cookie is a quintessential order whether you’re in Vegas or one of their New York locations. It’s oversized, dipped in chocolate and filled with 1/2 vanilla and 1/2 chocolate whipped cream. What’s not to love?!

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Sao Paolo Roll and Nigiri from Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba is equal parts chic and delicious. Everything is fresh and even the lobster is served live after a quick boil! The Sao Paolo roll is a decadent combination of scallop, masago, red onion, tuna, salmon, shrimp, yellowtail, avocado, truffle, hacho miso soy and chive oil. We wouldn’t steer you wrong!

Vegas Eats Sushi Samba

Cheeseburger from In-n-out Burger

It wouldn’t be a trip to the west without a little In-n-Out. We were too full for a double double animal style, but hey, at least we got a burger down after all of this amazing food!

Vegas Eats- In & Out

Did I make you hungry? Lucky for you Atlanta Eats provides the perfect workday distraction! Search our site for videos of Atlanta’s top restaurants and be sure to tune in on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30am!



Cooks & Soldiers

From the owners who brought you The Iberian Pig, Sugo, and Double Zero: a new chic Spanish Basque spot has arisen. Cooks & Soldiers has quickly attracted an audience of upscale tapas eaters from around the city. The bar is a beautiful focal point as well as the eye-catching and creative dishes that come out of the kitchen.  


Preview – Episode 701

On this week’s episode of Atlanta Eats we’re uncovering outstanding neighborhood gems. First up, we head north where steakhouse meets fish camp at time- tested favorite Norman’s Landing in Cumming. Next, we hope you’re ready for a little New Orleans flavor with fresh shucked oysters, bonafide Po’ boys and a colossal Bloody Mary bar at Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell. Finally, we head to the funky art district of Castleberry Hill where chef Jordan Wakefield turns up the volume on pulled pork, beef brisket and sliced pork belly at Smoke Ring Barbecue.

If you’re not hungry….and thirsty, you’re not paying attention!

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Sweetwater Brewery’s Tailgate Tasting Sunday, October 11th!

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Buy your tickets to this fabulous tailgate tasting here! Tickets include a pint glass, 6x 6oz beer tasting tickets, a brewery tour and 6 food tickets to try participating restaurant’s food!

All proceeds go to The Giving Kitchen, a charity near and dear to Atlanta Eats’ heart providing emergency assistance grants to Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina

Have you ever heard of FlexMex? Tin Lizzy’s has taken traditional TexMex and upgraded the terminology to one that evokes more flair. Tin Lizzy’s is taking over the town with its upbeat atmosphere and high standards of food quality.  Multiple locations help spread the FlexMex gospel!  



What do you get when you mix hella good sports with hella good food? Besides our own Steak Shapiro’s personal idea of paradise? You get Dantanna’s!

Dantanna’s believes that you should not have to settle for limp fries and overcooked burgers in order catch your favorite team. They are serving some seriously high quality seafood flown in twice a day and the best beef for your steaks out there. You can also get some out of this world sandwiches, like their play on a reuben that uses fried tilapia.

And to wash all that down with? Their cocktails and beer are on point. Their wine list is unparalleled. Don’t be surprised if you turn around and see your favorite Hawks player sipping on some Cabernet next to you.

And insider’s tip? If yo really want to listen to the game, ask for a pair of headphones and you’ll be able to tap into any game playing.

Best Thing We Ate Last Week: Taste of Atlanta


You could say it’s always a feeding frenzy at Atlanta Eats’ HQ, but to us it’s just another hard day’s work. We’re sharing the best things we ate last week to give you some food inspiration for the week ahead. Check out AtlantaEatsTv on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for a constant stream of pictures if this doesn’t quite cure your food porn fix…

This week, we’re giving you our take on some of the best bites at Taste of Atlanta…


We can’t get enough Gusto! as is, but a bite-sized cup did not deter us from trying another one of their flavor combos. Gusto! served up bites of their chipotle mango avocado bowls and we were happy to have a taste of our favorite comfort food. The mini-bowl tasted fresh out of the restaurant. They definitely showed off the fact that they can be catering connoisseurs as well as the familiar bowl-assemblers.

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Morelli’s Ice Cream

We want some Mor(e)! Morelli’s must have taken the title of longest line throughout the festival because EVERYONE wanted a taste of their fabulous treats. There was not just one delicious flavor, but 4! The 2 we managed to snap pictures of before devouring were chocolate brownie bourbon and guava cream cheese. The other flavors served were maple bacon and Almond Joy. You could not choose wrong.

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BTWA Morellis


Bartaco has become an Atlanta staple in record time, and their tacos are still tasty as ever! Dainty dishes of duck tacos were served at their booth which was a great break from the typical fish taco order! For a quick plating, Bartaco did a great job presenting each dish beautifully.

BTWA Bartaco

Did I make you hungry? Lucky for you Atlanta Eats provides the perfect workday distraction! Search our site for videos of Atlanta’s top restaurants and be sure to tune in on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30am!



Get Your Grill On with These Restaurant Recipes




Do you ever wonder why food cooked in the kitchen of a restaurant seems to taste better than the food cooked in your house? We talked to two of Atlanta’s greatest grill masters and asked their secrets to grilling success. Does the meat make a difference? Is it your grill? Is the secret in the sauce? Is barbecue as simple as it sounds?

Jonathan Fox of Fox Bros. BBQ and Chef Scotley Innis of Ormsby’s were a part of Atlanta Eats’ first ever Primetime special filmed at the College Football Hall of Fame. There, they gave Atlanta Eats a glimpse into their favorite grilling recipes as a guide to tailgating success this football season!

One thing both of these Chefs agree upon is that the type of grill you use makes a huge difference on your finished product. In this case, they used a Grill Dome that can smoke and sear at the same time, which is a popular method for many grilling enthusiasts. Jonathan Fox gives us the run-down for his perfect Dr. Pepper chicken sliders and grilled jumbo wings.

Dr. Pepper Chicken Sliders

1                  Whole chicken
1 Cup          Fox Bros. dry rub
1 Can          Dr. Pepper
1                  Toasted slider bun

  1. Rub whole chicken with Fox Bros. dry rub.
  2. Insert can of Dr. Pepper can through the bottom, so the chicken stands up.
  3. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until 165 degrees inside the breast.
  4. Let chicken rest for 15 minutes then pull meat off bone, shred and pile onto a toasted slider bun.

Primetime Chicken Sliders

Jumbo Wings

2 cups           Fox Bros. dry rub
2 dozen         Fresh jumbo wings
3 cups           Fox Bros. spicy sauce

  1. Toss fresh jumbo wings in Fox Bros. dry rub, and then grill over direct heat until to create a nice char.
  2. Remove from direct heat to side of grill and cover with lid and cook for 20-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  3. Toss in Fox Bros. spicy sauce and place back on grill for 5-10 minutes until sauce sets into a nice glaze.


Another sure fire win for watching football and tailgating is the short rib sliders from Chef Scotley Innis from Ormsby’s. Innis also believes that a ceramic grill that is perfect for smoking & grilling are the ideal choice to maximize flavors. That’s why the Grill Dome made so much sense….His keys to success: using a charcoal griller & smoker like the Grill Dome to perfectly cook the beef short rib, and big, fresh pretzel roll.

Beer Braised Short Rib Sliders with Pickled Jalapeño & Red Onions with Steak Sauce

1                   Carrot
1                   Onion
1/4               Celery Stalk
16 oz            Beer
16 oz            Beef Stock

  1. Salt to taste
  2. Pepper to taste
  3. Submerge short ribs in beer, beef stock, carrots, onions, celery and cook in oven for 3 hours at 250 degrees.
  4. Combine beer, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and black pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Move meat to grill and cook on each side until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.