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Fox Bros BBQ Named Official BBQ of the Falcons

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Fox Bros. BBQ has announced a partnership with the Atlanta Falcons. 

According to Fox Bros., ‘Through this partnership, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q will be the Official Bar-B-Q Restaurant of the Atlanta Falcons and will bring their Texas-style southern barbecue to Falcons’ tailgates, meet and greets, and special events throughout the 2014-15 season.’

“It is truly an honor to be named the Official Bar-B-Q of the Atlanta Falcons,” said Jonathan Fox, co-owner of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q along with his brother, Justin.  “We share the Falcons’ commitment to excellence and we can’t wait to bring our award-winning barbecue to Falcons fans this season.”

Check out Fox Bros on Atlanta Eats

Tomatofeast Returns to La Tavola

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It’s time once again to celebrate everyone’s favorite fruit (yes, it’s a fruit), the tomato, with La Tavola’s annual Tomatofeast menu running July 30-August 9.

The special dinner dishes—which range from both hot and cold appetizers to full entrees to dessert—will be available in addition to the regular dinner menu. So go all in with tomatoes from beginning to end or just add a taste or two to your meal.

ANTIPASTI
Cold
Heirloom Tomatoes Ligurian olive oil, sea salt 8
Spicy Coppa currant tomatoes, shaved 
zucchini and blossoms, sunflower seeds 10
Wild Salmon Crudo cucumber, tomato brodo, pea tendrils, lemon agrumato oil 12
N’duja Crostini buffalo mozzarella, preserved tomatoes, celery leaves 12
Roasted Tomato Crostata Parmigiano crust, black pepper, olive oil gelato 10
Hot
Tuna Tagliata pickled cipollini onions, white tomatoes, smoked corn crema, almonds 13
Francobolli roasted squash and ricotta, roasted sungold tomatoes, zucchini sugo 13

Torchiette cured halibut collar, tomato passata, basil, bread crumbs 14
Malloreddus goat ragu, roasted peppers, thyme, San Marzano tomatoes 15
Bottarga fregola, chanterelle mushrooms, charred cherry tomatoes, Sicilian oregano 14

ENTRATA
Rabbit Porchetta borlotti beans, pancetta, smoked tomato vinaigrette, arugula 25
Speck-Wrapped Monkfish grilled peach panzanella, heirloom tomatoes, basil, arugula 25
Grilled Brasstown Strip roasted fingerling potatoes, Gorgonzola vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes 34
Grilled Cobia farro piccolo, charred tomatoes, red onions, braised squid 27 
Roasted Pork Chop summer caponata, eggplant puree, fennel frond oil 24

DOLCE
Rosemary Cake tomato molasses, buttermilk sherbet 7

Check out La Tavola on Atlanta Eats

Davio’s Celebrates 4th Anniversary

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On Thursday, August 14th, 2014, join Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, celebrity chefs, special guest NFL players in celebrating their four-year anniversary at Phipps Plaza. Hosted by Atlanta Magazine and Atlanta Eats TV, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary appetizers, cash bar and partake in the silent auction featuring items from The Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Mandarin Oriental, Alex & Ani, Johnny Was and The Body Shop. Proceeds form the event and raffle items will benefit The Taste of the NFL. 

Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL (a 501c3 organization) has rallied the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. The efforts culminate at the Super Bowl with The Party with a Purpose®. Held on the eve of Super Bowl, this event is a unique way to experience exceptional cuisine, meet NFL players and coaches, and support our fight against hunger. Each year, net proceeds from the Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl event are donated to designated Feeding America-affiliated food banks in each of the NFL cities including Atlanta.

WHEN:        Thursday, August 14th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm 

MORE INFO: RSVP to anny@davios.com by August 11th, 2014.

Check out Davio’s on Atlanta Eats

The Pig and the Pearl Now Open

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Chef Todd Richards’ long awaited restaurant is now open to the public!

From the same team that brought Atlanta The Shed, The Pig & The Pearl brings us a concept that combines a raw bar with a BBQ joint. With everything made on site, it certainly promises to up the Atlantic Station dining game.  The menu has incredible depth with an impressive raw bar that includes oysters, salmon, tuna plus smoked seafood spreads. The BBQ side of the menu is equally as impressive and includes the traditional (pork shoulder, brisket, wings) and the not so traditional (duck, a beef belly Delmonico). 

While they are not opening with a liquor license a quick glance at the cocktails promises the same mixture of traditional and unexpected. 

 

For more information about The Pig & The Pearl, visit www.thepigandthepearl.com.

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Salmon with soy, wasabi roe, and nori.
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Yellowfin tuna with ponzu gelee, ginger and cucumber.
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Get the 'Hotter' sauce. Trust us.
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Brisket sandwich with smoked onions and pickles on a smoked brioche.
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Creamed corn with serrano pepper. Our favorite bite of the meal.
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Vinegar based coleslaw with scallion and carrot.

Share The Love With Vinaigrette | Mom Thyme

Atlanta Eats | Mom Thyme

 

Right now, I can count on both hands the number of girlfriends I have that are pregnant and that I’ll be taking a meal to once their sweet baby arrives. Luckily for me, there are now websites like Meal Baby (www.MealBaby.com) and Meal Train (www.MealTrain.com) that make the process of delivering food to a family a much better experience for everyone involved! In case you’re not familiar, both are online meal calendars that answer important questions like: What foods does the family prefer (and, are there any food allergies)? When is the family available to receive meals? What dishes have already been delivered to them?  

Just recently, I was on Meal Train’s website and came across the list below of the top dos and don’ts of meal deliveries (who knew there was proper etiquette for this?). I thought these were fantastic tips and a great refresher for all of us with an upcoming meal delivery on our to-do list: 

  • When dropping off a meal, plan not to stay more than 10-15 minutes. This will obviously depend on your existing relationship, but it is safer to expect that the meal recipient is not ready to entertain yet.
  • Arrive at the requested time
  • Make enough for leftovers. Freezable meals are also nice.
  • Don’t forget the extras like drinks, condiments, salad dressing, and dessert!
  • If there are children in the household, consider including a special toy or treat for them to help with what may be a transitional time.
  • If you plan to have something delivered (e.g. pizza), make sure to pay for a tip in advance and specify the delivery time.
  • If possible, deliver your meal in a recyclable or reusable container.
  • Be sure to label any items that you would like returned to you. Include a large paper bag that the recipient can use to store your items until you can coordinate a pick-up date in the future with the recipient.
  • Include clear preparation instructions, i.e. “Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.”
  • Consider including a note or a card to the recipient wishing them well.
  • Have a map to the recipient’s house and a phone number in the event that something comes up on the day of delivery.

Number four on the list is super important because it’s always so easy to forget the extras (salad dressing, condiments, drinks, etc.)! Whenever I deliver a meal, I always like to take a big green salad with a jar of homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette (if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll even tie the jar with a blue or pink ribbon!). It’s your traditional Balsamic Vinaigrette with the addition of honey, Dijon mustard, shallots, and garlic – slightly sweet, yet tangy, this dressing is absolutely fabulous on a green salad, Caprese salad, or, when used as a bread dipper! Below is the quick and easy recipe, I’m certain that you’re going to love it just as much as I do – enjoy! 

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes about 2 cups

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons honey

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

2 small shallots, peeled and minced

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup olive oil

Whisk together the first 7 ingredients (vinegar through pepper) in a large bowl until blended. Gradually whisk in olive oil, blending well. 

Vinaigrette can be used immediately or refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Recipe courtesy of Chef Franklin Biggs, the Homewood Gourmet

 

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Tin Lizzy’s Celebrates National Tequila Day

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Thursday, July 24th is National Tequila Day! 

To set the party atmosphere and host the day, all Tin Lizzy’s locations will be featuring 1-ounce pours of 1800 Tequila on special for $2 each, which patrons can choose to take as a floater in a margarita or as a good, old-fashioned shot with the usual salt and lime fixings. The restaurant is also offering its famous $4 house margarita made with house tequila, orange liqueur, sour mix and garnished with a lime wedge. Traditional margaritas are available for the purists, while clever innovations such as the Beach House with 1800’s new coconut-infused tequila paired with orange liqueur and sour mix take the imbiber straight to a mental paradise. Flavored margaritas are regularly shaken and poured with flavors like grapefruit, pomegranate, mango, strawberry, sangrita and raspberry. Tin Lizzy’s bartenders perhaps have the most fun whipping up specialty drinks such as the Mexi-Mule, a sultry romancing of Jose Cuervo and orange liqueur with ginger beer and lime juice, and the Pomegranate Cilantro, a lively concoction with Don Julio silver, pomegranate liqueur, sour mix and fresh cilantro.

 

For more information about National Tequila Day and Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, visit tinlizzyscantina.com.

Cardamom Hill To Close

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Asha Gomez has announced that she will close her Berkley Park restaurant. Diners have until July 28th to enjoy her unique take on Indian and Southern cuisine. 

But don’t worry about not getting your fill of her cooking. Gomez has announced that her new ‘Indian Patisserie’ Spice to Table will open August 1st. She has also announced a Krog Street Market project called Spice Road Chicken to open later this year.

Inaugural Gastro Gnome Grub Club

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Get a first look at the new restaurant Ladybird next Monday, July 28. The inaugural dinner of new supper club, Gastro Gnome Grub Club, will give diners a peek at the new BeltLine spot.  You’ll dine on campfire inspired food and sip on cocktails from The Sipologist. 

Tickets are $48 and  are available for purchase online here.

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Tuesday’s Great Call | Buckhead Diner

 

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Deciding on where to eat can be tough in a city as full of great spots as ours. That’s why, every Tuesday we’re making the call, and giving you the inside scoop. This week’s Great Call is Buckhead Diner.

When You’re Going

Head to The Diner on a Sunday. This is one of only two days that they serve their fried chicken. Crisp and not at all heavy and served with traditional sides (we’re patial to the mac ‘n cheese), it’s the perfect Southern Sunday Supper.

Where You’re Sitting

While this isn’t your traditional diner, they still have beloved booths. Tuck into one and admire the art deco vibe. And if you take a look at the walls, you’ll see that no matter where you’re sitting, you’ll probably be rubbing shoulders with a celeb.

What’s in Your Glass

What’s better than a fried chicken supper? When it’s served with an Arnold Palmer that’s all grown up! This boozy treat is made with teas infused vodka, sweet tea, lemonade and mint simple syrup.

What’s On Your Plate

Ok, so you’re heading in for the fried chicken, but you really can’t leave without the Maytag Blue Cheese Chips. Buckhead Diner created these bad boys back in 1987 and Atlanta has not stopped craving them since.

For more info, check out Buckhead Diner here.

 

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The Hundred Foot Journey | Movie Screening

Atlanta Eats is bringing you the chance to win tickets to a screening of a delicious new movie called the “The Hundred Foot Journey” Afterwards there will be a Q&A with Atlanta Eats own Mara Davis & Asha Gomez (of Cardamom Hill). See below for more information about the movie, the screening & sign up to win tickets! Winners will be notified by end of day on August, 3rd.

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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine — and for Madame Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) — combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore. At first Madame Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

Sign up to win tickets here!

When: Monday, August 4th at 7 pm Where: Regal Atlantic Station (261 19th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30363)

  Some recipes from the film to try at home:

 

Connect on Social Media:

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Twitter:                https://twitter.com/the100FtJourney Hashtag: #100FootJourney

 

 

 

Here are some recipes from the the film to try at home:

Chicken Tandoori

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Rays at Killer Creek

Just off of Mansell Road in Alpharetta is a restaurant that feels like it’s straight out of Buckhead; massive steaks, fresh seafood and a bar that’s always full of energy. This is a name you already know, and a restaurant you’ll love; This is Ray’s at Killer Creek.

The Pecan

There are some places that are worthing going out of your way for. With The Pecan, Chef Tony Morrow is bringing his big time ideas to the small town of College Park. From the fantastic crab cakes to the decadent rack of lamb to the house made desserts, this is sophisticated comfort food at it’s best.

Kozmo Gastro Pub

In an area drowning in chain restaurants, John’s Creek was ready for something different. In comes Kozmo Gastro Pub. A fabulous bar program, high end food and a super casual, yet super chic atmosphere all come together to make this an incredible find. Kozmo’s owner calls it an ‘oasis’, and we could’t agree more.

Boccalupo

Tucked away in the Inman Park neighborhood is this Italian gem. Perfect for a romantic night on the town or a mid-week meal  with friends, you’ll find homemade pasta and oh so much more!

Bruce Logue opened Boccalupo last year with the goal to bring local, American ingredients to the forefront of traditional Italian cooking. Logue and his team seek out the best and you can taste it in every bite. And they are not afraid of creativity in the kitchen. Take the famous Bahn Mi  for example. Traditionally a Vietnamese specialty, Logue transformed the flavors into a bruschetta with grilled bread, chicken liver pate, braised pork and pickled veggies.

This true neighborhood gem is breath of fresh air in Atlanta. You’ll find yourself lingering over the pasta and wine night after night.

Sprig

Sprig is, as the Web site proclaims, “a community centered restaurant” in the Oak Grove neighborhood on LaVista Road, a little way north of Clairmont Road. It serves Southern comfort food, made with locally sourced ingredients, and it’s giving the locals something to talk about in an area that is already home to an eclectic mix of cuisines.

Acknowledging the predominance of family homes in the area, Sprig goes to great lengths to provide an inclusive environment for families with children. From an extensive kids’ menu that goes beyond chicken nuggets and fish sticks, to a locker filled with games to keep the little ones occupied.

Greater Good BBQ

On Roswell Road, right next to Chastain Park, there exists an unassuming building that you have probably driven by dozens of times. What’s inside though, is BBQ definitely worth the stop. We’re talking platters of smoked ribs, potato skins piled high with pimento cheese and pulled pork, and probably the best collard greens you’ve ever had. We’re talking Greater Good BBQ.

Osteria Mattone

Whether you want a Neapolitan style pizza on the patio or a three course Italian meal with your amore, you’ll be able to get a taste of Rome right on Canton Street!

Ryan Pernice is already a well known face in the Roswell dining scene with the opening of his wildly popular Southern tavern, Table & Main. A few years ago he decided to take a trip to Rome and came back with a head full of idea and a belly full of classic Roman cuisine. In 2013 he opened Osteria Mattone just down the street from his first restaurant. He brought in his brother from New York to helm the wine program. After all nobody creates wine made specifically for food better than the Italians.

So, sit back, and let them take you to Italy one sip and one bite at a time.

Ink & Elm

It;s the neighborhood gem that everyone’s talking about! Next to Emory there’s a restaurant that offers something for everyone. Whether you want a perfectly pulled espresso at 9 AM, an after work glass or bourbon, or a wild mushroom bread pudding to impress your date with, Ink & Elm will be there for you.

Best Things We Ate This Week: The Buford Highway Edition

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At Atlanta Eats, we…well…eat. A lot. And each week, we’re sharing the dishes that stand out the most. This week, we made the most delicious journey down Buford Highway while filming our season 4 finale. We barely scratched the surface of the incredible things that this stretch of road has to offer, so stay tuned for more!

If you want to show off your culinary prowess, be sure to tag us on Twitter at @AtlantaEatsTV and use #BestThingIAte. If we choose your submission, you’ll win dinner for 2 at one of our favorite places in town!

Plantains at Havana

For 30 years Havana has been satisfying the Cuban cravings of Atlanta. We started off here and while everything from the sandwich to the black beans were incredible, the stars of the show were these plantains. Question: It’s completely OK to eat one’s weight in plantains for breakfast right? Asking for a friend…

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Salsa Bar at El Senor Taco

I am a condiment girl. I am also a taco girl. Those two things come together in beautiful harmony with the salsa bar at El Senor Taco. Filled with salsas and sauces of every heat level, fresh melon and pickled everything, this was Heaven.

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Fresh Baguette at Lee’s Bakery

When you want to dip your toe into Vietnamese food, there is one place that everybody and their neighbor will recommend; Lee’s Bakery. And it’s for a good reason. Between bahn mi and pho, they have it covered. And the base of their bahn mi is their wonderfully fluffy French baguette. Light and airy on the inside with just enough pull. With one bite don’t be surprised if that toe dip turns into a full dive.


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Drink Break at El Taco Veloz

Horchata and  fresh pineapple juice at Taco Veloz were refreshing and perfect with the fresh made tacos.

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Shrimp Poboy at Crawfish Shack

Still one of the best sandwiches in Atlanta. Fresh, sweet shrimp are tossed in a light cornmeal batter and fried just enough. And that remoulade? Please….more…now….

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Pastries at Sweet Hut

If you’re a dessert fiend, stop what you’re doing and get yourself to Sweet Hut immediately. Whether you want something sweet or savory they will take care of your craving. Our favorites are any of their light yet rich cream puffs or cakes with thick white icing that will have you counting down the days until your next birthday.

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Chengdu Cold Noodles at Gu’s Bistro

We finished up our journey at Gu’s Bistro to devour, well, anything in sight. When it’s hot and humid outside (hello, Atlanta!), this is a go-to dish. Cold noodles are tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce.  Pair this with the spicy dried eggplant and an Allagash white for your new favorite Summer dinner.

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The Simple Trick That Will Transform Your Fruit Salad | Mom Thyme

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Okay busy moms, I’ve got a recipe for you that’s going to knock your socks off and will completely transform the way you and your family think about fruit salad. My mom recently shared with me the delicious recipe below for Minted Fruit Salad, it’s beautiful, refreshing, and the flavor combinations will make you look like a culinary genius in the kitchen! 

What makes this salad so amazing? Mint Simple Syrup. When drizzled over the fruit, something absolutely magical happens and the end result is pure heaven in a bowl (and no, it’s not like eating fruit and chewing Wrigley’s Spearmint gum at the same time)! The Mint Simple Syrup lightly coats the fruit (making it glisten like the fruit on top of a fancy French tart) and, is surprisingly subtle, adding just a touch of sweetness with the underlying flavor of mint.  

Minted Fruit Salad is a super easy and elegant dish that’s perfect for brunch, a fun dinner with friends, or, to serve at the next baby or bridal shower that you’re hosting (it’s very versatile!). While my recipe below calls for assorted berries, peaches, melon, kiwi, grapes, and cantaloupe, you can use whatever fruit your family prefers or whatever’s on sale/in season.  Just make sure to mix the Mint Simple Syrup and fruit just a few minutes before serving, as it doesn’t hold up well if mixed too far in advance. 

Cool, refreshing, and a unique twist on standard fruit salad, this delicious dish is sure to awaken your taste buds and be a huge hit each and every time it’s served! Enjoy!   

Mint Simple Syrup

1 ½ cups packed fresh mint leaves

1 cup sugar

1 cup water  

In a saucepan bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Turn the heat to low, add mint, and simmer for about 15 minutes to thicken. Remove mint and set mixture aside to cool completely.

**Note: Make a double or triple batch of this Mint Simple Syrup, it’ll keep in your refrigerator for up to two weeks or more and is absolutely fabulous in iced tea and a variety of fun summer cocktails (Mojito, anyone?). 

Fruit Salad

1 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered

1 pint blueberries

½ pint (6 oz.) raspberries

2 kiwi, peeled and cubed

2 peaches, peeled and cubed

1 whole cantaloupe, cubed (for a timesaver, you can buy it already cubed)

2 cups red grapes, halved  

Directions

Prepare all the fruit in a large bowl, pour the Mint Simple Syrup over the fruit and chill until ready to serve. 

**For those with special dietary needs, you may omit pouring the Mint Simple Syrup over the fruit and serve it in a pitcher on the side instead. 

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