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This Simple Formula Will Keep Your Family Safe At Dinner This Holiday Season

Atlanta Eats | Mom Thyme

 

Thanksgiving’s just a day away and, rather than tossing out another “last minute pie recipe” or recipe for “what to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers”, I want to talk about keeping your family safe at the dinner table this holiday season. I recently read an article by the CDC that said 1 in 6 Americans will get a foodborne illness this year by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. The easiest way to put a damper on your family’s Thanksgiving? By giving someone food poisoning or getting it yourself! So, in preparation for the big day, I did a bit of online research, and found this handy “2-2-4” formula that’s super easy to remember and can help all of us keep our family’s food safe this year! 

The “2-2-4” formula:

2 hours.  All perishable foods should be eaten or packed up as leftovers within 2 HOURS of being cooked and placed on the dinner table – after 2 hours, they need to be tossed! (I’ll admit, I thought it’d be closer to 3 hours, but after cross referencing several sites, it is indeed 2!). The reason being is that after 2 hours at room temperature, food enters the “Food Danger Zone” (between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F) where bacteria begin to rapidly multiply. This is particularly dangerous for anyone with a weakened or compromised immune system, such as children, pregnant women, or, the elderly.  The general rule of thumb is to keep all hot foods hot and all cold foods cold! And, if you’re traveling for more than just a few minutes with your leftovers, it’s always best to pack them in a cooler on ice.   

2 inches. While it’s mighty tempting to just wrap up any half-eaten pans of dressing or casseroles and toss them directly in the fridge, the much better (and safer!) option is to place all leftovers into shallow containers that are about 2 inches deep. The reduced surface area will help leftovers cool faster, therefore minimizing the time they spend in the Food Danger Zone. And, while you can place hot foods directly into the refrigerator, don’t stack the containers of hot foods directly on top of each other as it will prolong the cooling time.

4 days.  All turkey, dressing, casseroles, vegetables, etc., can be kept up to 4 days in the refrigerator and can be frozen for up to 6 months.  When reheating leftovers, it’s very important that they reach a temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit and that all gravies, soups, and sauces be brought to a rolling boil before being served the second time. And finally, if any food looks or smells funny before the 4 days are up, simply toss it!

I hope this “2-2-4” formula will help keep your food safe this holiday season and may tomorrow be a wonderful day spent with family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!

Information adapted from www.web.com and www.cdc.gov. Photo courtesy of www.butterball.com.

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Preview – Episode 505R

This week on Atlanta Eats we serve up Gas South Hot Spots. First up mile high pastrami, matzah ball soup and ridiculous reubens at The General Muir in Emory Point. Then k-9 friendly neighborhood hangout Lucky’s Burgers & Brew in Roswell. Finally it’s off to the Old Fourth Ward where chef Jay Swift keeps it fresh & seasonal at 4th & Swift.

If you’re not hungry, you’re not paying attention!

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Indulge in Black ‘Truffle’ Friday

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This month at Portofino, guests can discover the unique flavors of Umbria, a landlocked region located in central Italy. An area rich with black truffles and pork products, Umbria boasts lush forests and fertile land that provide ingredients for hearty cooking.

 The limited-time Umbria menu features a selection of regional wines and specialties including traditional lentil stew made with fried egg, pork sausage and pork brodo; stuffed heritage sausage (pictured) with black truffle, pecorino, parsnip puree and farrotto; andduck pappardelle featuring smoked duck, stewed tomato, oregano and clove.

 Portofino can be found at 3199 Paces Ferry Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 and be reached at (404) 231-1136

 

Krog Street Market Open For Business

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The long awaited ‘Food Hall’, Krog Street Market is now officially open in Inman Park! The Market has 16 tenants that are both dining and retail. Eventually that number will reach 25.  guests can enjoy everything from mouthwatering BBQ at Grand Champion to cocktails at Craft Izakaya and ice cream at Jeni’s. 

Below are the KSM tenants that visitors can expect to see open during opening week:

  • The Collective
  • Craft Izakaya
  • Fred’s Meat & Bread
  • French Market Flowers
  • Grand Champion BBQ
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • Krog Street Pet Works
  • Little Tart Bakeshop
  • The Luminary
  • Mama Bath + Body
  • The Spotted Trotter Charcuterie
  • Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate
  • Yalla

The following tenants are slated to open their doors soon after Thanksgiving or early 2015:

  • The Cockentrice
  • Hop City Inman Park
  • Pannus Bakery
  • Spice Road Chicken
  • Off the Dock Seafood
  • Superica Mex-Tex
  • Gu’s Dumplings
  • Greg Best & Regan Smith Restaurant Concept

Krog Street Market will be open Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.  KSM’s anchor restaurants and market tenants will each establish their own hours of operations which can be found at www.KrogStreetMarket.com

Katana is located at 99 Krog Street.

 

Cooks and Soldiers Now Open

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Located at the base of the new Elan Westside luxury apartment development, Cooks & Soldiers focuses on the signature cooking methods of the Basque coast, a culture robust with gastronomic societies and some of the world’s best restaurants. The menu features “pintxos tradicionales,” or tapas-like snacks served on toasted bread;  “pintxos especiales,” or Basque-inspired small plates; “asador” including a variety of wood-grilled fish, meats and vegetables; and “postres,” a selection of unique and modern desserts, a contrast to the rustic, savory fare.

Dish highlights include brûléed fig pintxo with Caña de Cabra, Bayonne ham, 25 year sherry vinegar and torn mint; boquerones with white anchovy, blood orange marmalade and apple-serrano salad; Spanish octopus served with charcoal potatoes, rosemary and piquillo emulsion; “chistorra in a blanket” made with chistorra sausage, croissant and cider glaze; Ibérico tenderloin served with butternut squash, morcilla sausage and quince demi-glacé; and Marmitako “hot pot” featuring grilled tuna, Iberico broth, piperade, chorizo peppers and garlic-parsley pistou. Behind the bar, Cooks & Soldiers will offer guests an extensive list of Basque wines, txakoli and ciders in addition to craft beer and signature cocktails. The dessert menu will include regional specialties like Basque cake made with house-made cherry preserves, marcona almonds and “sparkling” cider and a modern “Fruity Pebbles” cereal croquetas served with goat’s milk gelato and marshmallow.

The Lowdown | Cafe Agora

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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 week we’re going to a new spot and giving you the inside scoop.  We’re telling you the best time to go, the best seat in the house and, of course, the best food and drink you can order. This is The Lowdown.

When You’re Going

The new Buckhead location is indeed bigger than the former one down the street (and definitely bigger than the Midtown location), but the parking can be a bit tricky. During lunch, Cafe Agora has hired a valet service to take care of this. Still, we definitely recommend getting there a bit on the early side.

Where You’re Sitting

When you first come in, you’ll be ordering at the counter before finding a seat. If you have a small group, or are dining solo, grab a seat at the bar. If this is your first time make sure you mention it and you’ll be rewarded with a miniature version of their maza platter. You’ll get to sample everything from hummus to babaganush to the incredible carrot salad. And when you grab a seat at the bar, you’ll also be rewarded with conversation with the owner Al Ozelci. Ozelci is the heart and soul of Cafe Agora and he’ll instantly make you feel like you’ve known him for years. Ask him what’s good and you’ll get a different answer each time. Always go with what he says.

What’s in Your Glass

There is a full bar at Cafe Agora, and if you decide you want something stronger than sweet tea you’ll have plenty of options. When you’re trying new foods, why not try a new drink to go with them?  Craving a new beer? Try Efes Dark, a traditional Turkish beer. Our personal favorite is Raki, an unsweetened Turkish liquor that tastes like Anise.

What’s On Your Plate

Your plate should be overflowing here. Start off with a maza platter. You’ll get creamy hummus, eggplant that will change the way you think about the veggie and the carrot salad that you’ll want to spread on everything. After that, you’ll have to get the lamb and beef gyro. The meat is perfectly tender and incredibly well seasoned. Not overwhelming, but a delicate flavor. It’s wrapped in a warm gyro and topped with one of the best tzazikis you’ll ever have; creamy and flecked with dill. And if you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter, Cafe Agora has the best salad in the city. The mixed lettuce is tossed in a light vinaigrette and then topped with moist chicken. It’s served with a side of tzaziki sauce and a warm pita.

For more info, check out Cafe Agora here.

 

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Give The Ultimate Corporate Holiday Gift

This holiday season, are you looking for a  way to say thank you to a loyal employee or impress your boss? How about a special gift for your clients? The Buckhead Life Ultimate Card makes the perfect corporate gift for the holidays!

The Ultimate Card from Buckhead Life Restaurant Group is a gift, a personal dining card and a passport to VIP treatment in Atlanta’s most acclaimed restaurants. Perfect for any occasion, personal or business, the Ultimate Card is sure to make an impression.

Designed to make gift giving convenient, Buckhead Life offers special services to make gift giving easy:

· Dedicated staff for convenient ordering.

· Custom embossing with your company name.

· Personalized gift messages.

· Complimentary gift box, mailing and delivery.

· Get 20% more value on all gift card purchases November 1 – January 31, 2015.

· Additional value can be applied to your own dining card or to your gift card purchases.

· Get 10 – 15% more value year-round; it’s “The gift that keeps giving.”

Purchase at any of the Buckhead Life restaurants, buckheadrestaurants.com or 404-237-2060

For Corporate Orders, call: 404-601-1345

Check out the slideshow below for 5 incredible reasons why the Buckhead Life Ultimate Card is Atlanta’s most unique holiday gift:

 

 

 

 

Turkey Day To-Go

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Guys we have some good news and some bad news…Thanksgiving is coming fast.  If  that means days in the kitchen, and snarky comments by your in-laws, then you’re in luck! You live in one of the best dining towns in the country, and many of the best restaurants  are going to be doing the heavy lifting. So, call one of these spots, throw away all the containers and take all the credit! 

 

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  • Fox Bros. BBQ will be smoking both turkeys and hams for Thanksgiving. 12-14lb turkeys can be ordered for $60, along house made gravy. Sides like mac ‘n cheese and cornbread dressing is also available. To reserve, call 404.414.0826 or email your order to catering@foxbrosbbq.com.
  • Smoke Ring will be cooking up 20lb birds for $50, which will include a quart of homemade gravy for free. Call  404.228.6377 to place your order. Be sure to ask about sides like collard greens and creamed corn.
  • Heirloom BBQ will be serving up Ashley Farm turkeys that are Green Tea Brined and Clementine-Coffee Rubbed. These beauties are only $11 per pound. They will also have Heirloom Market smoked turkey breast with a Texas rub for only $14 per pound. Email ben@heirloombbqcatering@gmail.com to reserve your turkey and get your pickup time.

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  • Murphy’s is making Thanksgiving dinner for the 25th year. They will have an array of options, from turkey and sides to an array of just sides, as well as a la cart side dishes. A four-course meal that serves 4 (including turkey breast and sides like maple glazed sweet potatoes, herbed cornbread and butternut squash soup) are only $135. They will also put together your wine list with special pairings that being at $49.99. Call 404.872.0904 to place your order.
  • Wahoo Grill is feeding 6-8 people for only $99 this year! Menu items include slow roasted turkey breast, farmer’s salad with mixed greens, roasted butternut squash, goat cheese, cranberries and pumpkin seeds served with apple cider vinaigrette, a choice of three of the following items, cornbread dressing, sweet potato puree, mashed potatoes, mustard greens and green beans, turkey gravy and maple upside-down cake. Call  404.373.3331 by November 20th.
  • Joy Cafe will make your Thanksgiving dreams come true with their famous Milk & Cookies Pie. They’ll be making full pies for your Thanksgiving spread. And if you think you’ll want something to eat with that pie (silly..), they will also be prepping a traditional Thanksgiving feast for you. Be sure to call them soon, as they will sell out! You can reach them at 404.816.0306

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Preview – Episode 504R

This Saturday on Atlanta Eats we take Buckhead by storm and give you the gift of dining, it’s a tour of The Buckhead Life Restaurants. Juicy steaks, fresh seafood, killer sandwiches and pizza, it’s something for everyone. Join us as we visit – Atlanta Fish Market, Pricci, Kyma, Bistro Niko & The Buckhead Diner.

If you’re not hungry, you’re not paying attention!

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Your Ultimate Guide To Wine On Thanksgiving

Atlanta Eats | Mom Thyme

 

Thanksgiving’s just a week away and, if you haven’t started thinking about the wines you’ll be serving yet, now’s the prime time to do so! For many of us, pairing food and wine can be incredibly intimidating because there are SO many decisions to make. Like…which wine will pair best with the fried turkey and Grandma’s creamed spinach soufflé? Or, if I’m expecting ten guests for Thanksgiving dinner, do I need to have BOTH red and white wine glasses on hand? And finally, is there an easy calculation for how many bottles of wine I need to buy? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions and more, keep on reading, because I’m here to help!

Years ago, I worked as a Wine Sales Rep (yes, it was the dream job that it sounds like!) and spent countless hours in training, attended hundreds of wine tastings, and, had the opportunity to meet dozens of winemakers. While I don’t remember everything I learned all those years back, I’ll always remember these top five tips about serving wine: 

You can Never Go Wrong with Bubbles – A flute of champagne or sparkling wine served at the beginning of the meal sets a festive tone for the remainder of the evening! It’s great for all those “what I’m most thankful for this year” toasts and most sparklers pair perfectly with a variety of Thanksgiving dishes. Not exactly on a champagne budget? Just serve Prosecco or Cava instead!

Serve Wines that Complement the Meal – Between the turkey, dressing, buttery mashed potatoes, and various casseroles, you’ve got a lot of flavor combinations going on! The best wines for Thanksgiving are those that complement the food, not compete with it. In no particular order, my go-to white wines for Thanksgiving are: Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling (dry with dinner, sweet with dessert), and Gewurztraminer (again, dry with dinner, sweet with dessert). And, for red wines: Pinot Noir (my favorite!), Syrah, Zinfandel, and Beaujolais.

Follow the 15 Minute RuleUnfortunately, most white wines are served too cold, (making it hard to taste the flavors) while red wines are served too warm (making the alcohol too prominent). It’s best to chill white wine completely (at least 3 hours) before serving it and allow it to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before you drink it. For red wines, simply place the bottle in the refrigerator 15 minutes before you plan to pour it.   

When Choosing GlasswareIt’s perfectly fine to provide just one style of wineglass rather than having specialized glasses for each wine you’re serving. The one exception to this is when you’re also serving champagne or a sparkling wine (it’s best to serve these in a flute in order to preserve the bubbles). If you don’t have enough wine glasses or champagne flutes, renting them is always a great option!!

Plan on a Minimum of Three Glasses of Wine per PersonAs this is the general rule of thumb when planning for a cocktail or dinner party. The standard wine pour is 5 ounces and each bottle of wine holds approximately 5 glasses of wine. So, if you’re hosting 20 guests for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to have 12 bottles of wine on hand. If this sounds like a lot, just remember, it’s always better to have extra than to run out early on!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my top tips for serving wine and that they’ll come in handy as you’re planning your Thanksgiving dinner this week! Let me know, what are your favorite wines that you’ll be serving this Thanksgiving?   

Photo courtesy of www.nytimes.com

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Let These Restaurants Do The Cooking on Thanksgiving

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Guys we have some good news and some bad news…Thanksgiving is coming fast. And  if you’re averse to all that cooking (and cleaning those dishes) you’re in luck! You live in one of the best dining towns in the country, and many of the best restaurants  are serving up Thanksgiving dinner this year. So, make a reservations, then sit back and let these guys do the cooking.

 

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  • Rosebud Chef Ron Eyester, Top Chef contestant, is ready for Thanksgiving! From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $45 per person and $20 for kids. And if you’re dining solo, slid up to the bar and it’s only $28.  Guests will enjoy menu items such as Sage, Apple and Honey Roasted Turkey, Green Beans with Fresh Garlic and Sea Salt, Buttermilk Whipped Potatoes, House Made Niman Ranch Pork Loin Ham with Hamhock Jus, Truffle Creamed Corn, Gulf Oyster and Sausage Dressing, and more!
  • Cook Hall Chef David Gross is making a hassle-free Thanksgiving for you this year. And good news for anybody who is not wanting a prixe fix menu, all entrees will be served a la carte, do you can get exactly what you want. Guests will also be able to order from Cook Hall’s regular seasonal menu as well.
  • Better Half  This new and innovative restaurants will be welcoming guests for Thanksgiving dinner. The five course menu will include wine and is only $75 per pe.rson. Enjoy items such as roasted sweet potato salad, sage butter poached turkey, leg confit, cornbread pudding, braised red cabbage roasted pumpkin budin.There will be one seating at 7PM
  • Urban Cannibals For their second annual Orphan Thanksgiving, this East Atlanta bodega is inviting folks over for a traditional spread. If you snag one of the 25 spots, you’ll be dining on things like stuffing, collard greens, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, dill Havarti mac n’ cheese, green beans, brussels sprouts, house made cranberry sauce. And pies, oh so many pies. Vegetarians, vegans and pescatarians are also welcome. The cost is $45 a person. Shoot an email to urbancannibals@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.

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  • South City Kitchen Both locations (Midtown and Vinings) will be serving up a feast this year. The three-course prix fixe menu will feature Old Charleston she-crab soup with fresh cream and sherry, fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and sweet red pepper coulis, roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy, cornbread dressing, collard greens whipped potatoes and orange cranberry sauce, shrimp and “Red Mule” grits with Athens’ finest grits, tasso ham, poblano chilies and smoked tomato gravy, sweet potato & pumpkin pie, Southern chocolate pecan pie and more. Dinner is $45 for adults and $22.50 for children.
  • Cibo e Beve  How about Thanksgiving with an Italian twist? From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Cibo e Beve will be serving up  a three course dinner including a choice of items such as, Chestnut Soup, Tuscan Roasted Turkey Breast with gravy, Italian Sausage Stuffing, Baked Ziti, Green Beans with Sundried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts, Polenta Evoo Cornbread and yeast rolls, Pineapple Pecan Sweet potato Casserole, Cranberry sauce and even Pumpkin pie, pumpkin seed brittle, maple gelato. $48 per person ($18 for kids 6-12).
  • Sway Gather around the table at Sway for a special three-course Thanksgiving supper, featuring traditional holiday favorites made with seasonal, autumn ingredients. This year’s menu includes Southern starters such as Sway’s signature deviled eggs, pimento cheese and warm biscuits; a main course of maple roasted turkey served with giblet gravy and cranberry-orange relish; and a choice of sides including butter mashed potatoes, green beans with Benton’s bacon, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, squash casserole and three-cheese macaroni and cheese. The meal is $28 for adults, $14 for children between six and 12, and free for children under five.
  • 103 West Each reservation will receive a roasted whole turkey and a huge spread of traditional trimmings and pastries to go along with it. The 103 West dinner staff will refresh the trimmings and turkey for guests to enjoy at home later. A “chef favorite” turkey leftovers recipe will also be shared. $74.00 adults, $35.00 children 6 to 12, free for children under 6.

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Sweet Hut Brings Treats to Midtown


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This Buford Highway Coffee Shop/sweets emporium is usually packed to the gills late into the night. The crowds snack on everything from cupcakes to savory pastries while sipping on coffee and tea. And the cakes? Bring one of those to a party and you’ll be a hero.

And now, Sweet Hut is coming to Midtown!

The Midtown location is located at 933 Peachtree St #935.

Check out Steak and Mara navigating their way through Sweet Hut on Atlanta Eats below:

 

Katana Opens in Buckhead

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Buckhead has a new destination for sushi, and now they can indulge in teppanyaki as well! Katana has opened on Lenox Rd directly across from the Lenox MARTA station.  Opened by the same team that brought Brookhaven One Sushi Plus, Katana Sushi and Teppanyaki offers dual restaurant experiences; one side will be a dedicated sushi bar and the other is for teppanyaki diners.

Menu highlights include: Lump Crab Spring Rolls, Braised Pork Belly Buns and  a Duck Trio with marinated miso duck breast, crispy duck leg confit, & duck fried . Sushi rolls will include traditional offerings and some, not quite traditional including the Tic Tac with lump crab, asparagus, avocado, Cajun spiced salmon, charred lemon, and Pop Rocks.

Teppanyaki dining will be communal and will include four courses with the choice of a protein ranging from Springer Mountain Farms chicken to New York strip and Chilean sea bass.

Katana is located at 3345 Lenox Road N.E, Atlanta, GA 30326 and can be reached at 404-869-1888.

 

Happy Birthday Bocado!

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Can you believe how quickly they grow?! Bocado is turning 5 on Wednesday, November 19. And this year, they are giving US the presents. Join them on Wednesday for half off burgers and draft beers. Cheers to that!

Bocado is located in West Midtown at 887 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 and you can make reservations by calling  (404) 815 1399.

Get a behind the scenes look at Bocado when they appeared on Atlanta Eats:

 

Updated: Scattered, Smothered and Covered At Stake For The South’s Oldest Rivalry

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It’s the South’s Oldest Rivalry, and now it’s the tastiest!

On Saturday, November 15th both pride and waffles will be at stake for UGA and Auburn as they meet on the field. Waffle House  and it’s partners Royal Cup,Basic American Foods, C.H. Guenther & Son have put a bet on the game; whoever comes out victorious will earn free coffee, waffles and hash browns for their fan base. Waffle Houses in both Athens and Auburn have agreed to pony up the goods to the happy and hungry students. 

And it’s not only the scattered and smothered love that the winning school will get. The victors will also receive $15,000 towards the general scholarship fund. 

Update: UGA won! That means Athens area students will get free coffee, waffles and hash browns this Wednesday on behalf of Royal Cup Coffee

Flex Your Mussels at Villains

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Every month, Villains hosts a Monday night pop-up that features a new menu. This month, they are making you mussels and fries! The fries are made by local french fry guru (yes, that’s a real thing) The Fry Guy. The menu will change weekly, but will include a variety of mussels served with bread and perfectly cooked french fries. Oh, and those fries? Yeah, you can get piled high with gravy and cheese curds. That’s right..poutine.

This special menu will be available every Monday in November. A sample menu is below.

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The Best Salad in Town, A Visit To An Old Friend And Oh So Much Poutine | Best Things We Ate This Week

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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.

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!

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    Chicken Salad at Cafe Agora: This is single handedly the best salad in Atlanta. Take the best of chicken gyro and put it on top of a tangy, vinegary salad and it's bliss.
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    Muffaletta at Fred's Meat: From the mad geniuses at General Muir, we now have Fred's Meat & Bread at Krog Street Market. The muffaletta is like a gift straight from NOLA.
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    Scottish Salmon from Blue Ridge Grill: Like an old friend, Blue Ridge Grill is always there for you. And this dish proved it. Scottish salmon with portabello ravioli and hen of the woods mushrooms.
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    'Poutine' at Farm Burger: French fries piled high with cheese 'gravy', bacon, egg and herbs. Not traditional but amazing.
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    Poutine at Villains: Our 2nd poutine of the week (don't judge!). This one was more traditional. Available on Mondays only.

Kyma

Kyma isn’t a modern Mediterranean seafood tavern.  No, Kyma is more than that.  It is a modern Mediterranean seafood experience; a celebration of Greek culture and cuisine.  Dine on meze and whole fish beneath a blanket of stars, or sip on scarce Greek wine varietals in a bar surrounded by sea glass and sea glitz.  Kyma has it all. The scene, the service…

…and the seafood.

Start with a few small appetizers – what the Greek call meze.  Ahi Tuna, Dolmades, Grilled Octopus, Spicy Lamb Pie.  The menu features plenty of meze, and it’s all delicious.

Main dishes are equally delightful.  From Whole Fish to Skate Wing to Lamb Chops and more, Kyma’s menu is filled with mouthwatering Mediterranean options.

Kyma is a rarity, a one-of-a-kind cultural wonderland where authenticity is as important as ambiance.  Where freshness and flavor come first.  Sit down under the stars, take a sip of wine, and soak up every second of your Kyma experience.

Souper Jenny

The soup-salad-sandwich specials change from day to say – but no matter what’s on the menu, you can rest assured that it will satisfy your body and soul.

Down South, we’re always talking about comfort food. It’s always Mac n’ Cheese this, or Hush Puppies that. But whatever happened to those plain old does-a-body-good soup-and-sandwich combos? Well, they’re alive and well at Buckhead’s famous Souper Jenny.

The wait may look long, but it goes by fast and is usually pretty entertaining on account of the café’s staff being mostly performers from Atlanta’s theatre scene. Join them in song or dance and you just might get a free cookie (and the cookies are gooood…). But what, oh what, to go with that cookie?

May we recommend Jenny’s Dad’s Turkey Chili? This gluten-free chili is a favorite of Souper Jenny’s frequenters. Enjoy it along with a club sandwich known only as The Club, and you’ve got yourself a tasty little lunch! Prefer a salad to the sandwich? The Big Greek Salad, which is topped with fresh tomato, cucumber, olives, feta and pepperoncinis, is a fan fave.

Alma Cocina

Alma Cocina brings a new approach to contemporary Latin and Mexican cuisine and a whole lot of spice to the heart of downtown Atlanta. The traditional regional flavors are bright, fresh and vibrant in mouthwatering dishes that feel familiar yet new and exciting. This is the perfect spot for a pre show meal or happy hour after work.