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Memphis BBQ: Interview with Founder, Melissa Cookston

A couple months ago, I was invited to dine at Memphis Barbecue Co., which is owned by Melissa Cookston, a barbecue champion and owner of three restaurants. They started us off with and order of the cheese balls.  Though I wouldn’t have ordered these, I’m glad they sent them our way. More than the 4 cheeses […]

Behold: Atlanta Restaurants’ 7 Must -Try Pumpkin Items + a Recipe

When it comes to the Pumpkin craze, you either love it or hate it. Me? I’m on the love it side. So, I’ve put together a list of pumpkin items available at Atlanta restaurants. Colletta – Pumpkin ravioli with currants, brown butter and sage and pumpkin risotto. Double Zero Napoletana/Sugo – Zucchini cake with pumpkin […]

Dinner Lab Puts a New Twist on Pop Ups

Membership has it’s privileges. Dinner Lab is a member based supper club that operates nationally. Dinner Lab recently launched their concept in Atlanta at the new Ponce City Market and I attended their event in the trendy new space. How does Dinner Lab work? Members pay an annual fee of $125 for membership and are invited […]

GRAIN Bar, Midtown Atlanta, Review

GRAIN bar, open in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, has been open for nearly a year, serving up small bites and craft cocktails. The small restaurant has inside and outdoor seating but the bar is where all the action is. Settle in to the bar at GRAIN and watch veteran bartender whip up one dazzling […]

Say Hello to HOLA! in Roswell

Anyone who knows Atlanta knows that we have no shortage of delicious, eclectic cuisine. One of my all-time favorites is Mexican and Atlanta is chock-full of it. From Buford highway to midtown, fast food to proper sit-down restaurants, your options are nearly endless. And, if you happen to live north of the perimeter and prefer […]

Get Lost in Nightmare’s Gate Haunted House

I can’t believe September is over! It completely flew by. And now we’re in full on Halloween mode. That means everything Pumpkin and haunted houses. Last year, I visited Netherworld Haunted House for the first time and was quite impressed. This year, I was invited to preview a Nightmare’s Gate Haunted House. Nightmare’s Gate has […]

Daytripping in Alpharetta Part 2: Farmer’s Market, Shopping and Brews

A while back I spent a couple incredibly fun days tooling around Alpharetta. The first part is all about Avalon and how to spend the perfect afternoon in Avalon. Here, I’m going to fill you in on what we did the next day, as there’s so much more to Alpharetta. I’m no good without my coffee in […]

Restaurant Recipe: Brie Stuffed Artichokes

This recipe comes from Bistro 110 in Chicago. They served fine French cuisine for 25 years. One of the popular dishes from their menu was the artichokes stuffed with melted brie. This rich appetizer is great for entertaining. Cook and trim the artichokes ahead of time, then make the sauce and stuff the artichokes just […]

E Squared: Eat and Earn with LivingSocial’s Restaurant Plus

Restaurants Plus, allows consumers to earn money while dining out. The program offers up to 30 percent cash back every time a registered user dines at a participating restaurant. This is a sponsored post for LivingSocial LivingSocial, the local marketplace to find and share the terrific experiences in your city and beyond, launched Restaurants Plus, a new […]

Build Your Own Pizza at Osteria Mattone

New at Osteria Mattone, the Italian spot in Roswell, sister restaurant to the popular Table & Main, is the Build Your Own Pizza option. Osteria Mattone has a lovely patio that is perfect for the fall days right now, just make sure to bring a light jacket if you are going to enjoy the outdoor […]

Inside the Box: Bandit Wine Review

A couple years ago, I was at a wine seminar, the instructor a Master Sommelier. Someone asked his impression of screw top bottles of wine. Instead of a snooty, sarcastic response I would have expected, “It’s outstanding,” he exclaimed. He went on to explain how ridiculous he thinks it is to make a product that has […]

Burger 21 Opens in Buckhead, Atlanta

Burger 21 opened in Buckhead and is one of nearly 20 locations across the country. The “21” comes from the fact that there are 21 burgers on the menu. Twenty burgers are staples and the last one is a rotating burger changed on the 21st of every month. I know what you’re thinking – not another […]

Day Tripping: An Afternoon in Avalon, Alpharetta, GA

Avalon, the Atlantic Station of Alpharetta is finally starting to come into its own. The mixed use property has pricey apartments, condos, a Whole Foods, specialty stores and a bevy of restaurants. For Alpharettans, it’s a win to have one stop shopping, especially the ladies who lunch set. Have a glass of wine with lunch […]

Gunshow Atlanta: 9 Plates, 7 Chefs, 5 Drinks and 3 Desserts

After hearing so-so recommendations from other trusted sources I put off visiting Gunshow, until recently. I had a colleague visiting from out of town who wanted to go. While Gunshow is on some online reservation sites, there are no seats available during normal dining hours. Ever. If you really want a table you can (gasp!) pick […]

Queen of Cream Ice Cream Now Open in Old 4th Ward

What began as a hobby and an ice cream cart, touring local food festivals and farmers markets, has finally become a brick and mortar shop and is now the most welcomed addition to the Old 4th Ward area. By Lexi Severini Step beneath the teal electric sign and through the doors of Queen of Cream […]

Sugarfina: A Candy Lovestory

Adult candy? Yep! Think candy bento boxes at Sugarfina coming to Lenox Square Mall. Who says candy isn’t romantic? Not Rosie and Josh, creators of Sugarfina. The couple met online and instantly bonded over their shared love of candy. They wanted to share their love of candy with the entire world. Sugarfina originated in California, […]

Has C & S Oyster Bar Lost Their Touch?

We have the largest table in the restaurant and a huge platter of oysters, jumbo shrimp and crab claws is set down in front of our group. Before we could all grab our selections, numerous other plates were set down, including a an enticing Steelhead Crudo, that was as delicious as it looked. There was […]

Weekend Idea: Take a Sushi Making Class at Bottle Rocket

In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of Bottle Rocket in Castleberry Hill. Shoot, I like it so much I got married there! No joke. Besides killer cocktails, Bottle Rocket’s sushi kicks ass and the atmosphere and decor is awesome! So, when I heard they were offering sushi classes, I could wait to […]

Podcast: Cookbook Author + TV Show Host, Lara Lyn Carter Talks About Her South

Author, chef and TV show host, Lara Lyn Carter chats about her cookbook, Southern Thymes Shared. She blends her family recipes with stories of growing up in the south and puts a healthy spin on southern food using seasonal ingredients. In her book she dispels the myth that all southern food is fried and, surprisingly, recipes […]

Upscale Southern at White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails in Downtown Atlanta

Looking for a break from the ho hum chain restaurants downtown? Look no further than White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails. Though White Oak has a mix of classic cocktails and their house specialty ones, I always try to choose the house as they are unique and probably wouldn’t be found elsewhere. They come with playful […]

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