Make sure you check out the fantastic new restaurant Rosebud in Virginia-Highlands!
FOUR COOKING CLASSES IN ATLANTA THIS SUMMER AND FALL (photo is Chef Shaun Doty)
The below schedule highlights upcoming cooking classes that begin in July and continue through September 2009. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Simple Abundance Cooking Class series provides the community with the unique opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s top chefs, learn the secrets of exquisite dishes, have fun, and help feed Atlanta’s hungry. One hundred percent of class tuition benefits Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Food Bank that collects food from our local hospitality industry and delivers it to more than 40 nonprofit partner agencies that provide meals for those in need. For details or to register, visit www.ACFB.org or call 404-892-FEED, ext. 1444.
A Celebration of Corn Chef David Craine of AquaKnox July 27, 7-9 p.m. Location: The Cook’s Warehouse - Brookhaven 4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319 $55 – Demonstration and Tasting Do you love sweet summer corn? Try it with the delicious taste of seafood at this corn and seafood inspired class given by Chef David Craine of AquaKnox. He’ll combine AquaKnox’s specialty, global water cuisine, with corn to create incredible summer dishes. Chef Craine will demonstrate how to prepare Corn and Crab Chowder, Carolina Flounder with lobster succotash and corn sauce, and Corn Cake with local mountain blueberries. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock’s Wine Merchant and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.
Pork Three Ways Chef Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill August 24, 7-9 p.m. Location: The Cook’s Warehouse - Midtown 549-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta GA 30306 $55 – Demonstration and Tasting Are you a POP? (Pal of Pork) If so, this class is for you! Recently chosen as a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef, Chef Gillespie has maintained a focus on using the fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients that Woodfire Grill has long been known for, while also putting his own youthful, attention-getting stamp on this popular restaurant. Tonight he will demonstrate three delicious ways to prepare pork. Visit www.ACFB.org for the complete menu. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.
Summer Seafood Feast Chef Joey Riley of Buckhead Diner September 14, 7-9 p.m. Location: The Cook’s Warehouse – Brookhaven 4062 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30319 $55 – Demonstration and Tasting Tonight is all about seafood. Do you have questions about seafood preparation, sourcing or selection? Then you’ll want to be at this class. With an impressive culinary resume and an unmistakable passion for food and cooking Chef Joey, of the renowned Buckhead Diner, will not only demonstrate how to prepare scrumptious seafood dishes, but he will also share his wealth of knowledge of all things seafood with attendees. Visit www.ACFB.org for the complete menu. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock's Wine Merchant and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.
Shaun’s Chef Shaun Doty of Shaun’s September 21, 7-9 p.m. The Cook’s Warehouse - Midtown 549-1 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306 $55 – Demonstration and Tasting Chef Doty, one of Atlanta’s most well-known chefs, brings the taste of his popular Inman Park restaurant to Simple Abundance with a menu of Local Tomato Gazpacho with horseradish oil and Ashland Farms micro basil, Georgia Shrimp and Grits, and Vanilla Panacotta with muscadines. The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributors and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Atlanta!
Try these tasty ice cream treats at Atlanta restaurants this summer!
Village Tavern 11555 Rainwater Drive Alpharetta, GA 30009 770.777.6490 www.villagetavern.com
Banana Crepes Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Banana Crepes at Village Tavern, Alpharetta’s neighborhood mainstay. French crepes are layered with Nutella and Bassett’s Banana Ice Cream, fresh bananas, caramel and chocolate sauces with chocolate covered espresso beans to create a deliciously sweet, yet light and refreshing summer dessert.
Homemade Gelato In addition to delectable pastries, breads, cakes and cookies, Alon’s Bakery & Market features gelato that Alon Balshan makes fresh in his bakery each week using the freshest ingredients, the finest cream and a greater proportion of whole milk. Alon’s offers over 20 changing flavors of the Italian-inspired dessert including the traditional vanilla bean and mint chocolate chip as well as mango, passion fruit, almond, straticella and peanut butter chocolate. There’s no better way to relax and cool down during the hot Atlanta summer than with a delicious cup of this homemade delicacy!
Craft Atlanta 3376 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30326 404.995.7580 www.craftrestaurant.com
Select from Craft’s uniquely-flavored ice cream line up, including Milk Chocolate Malt, Vanilla Bean, Caramel-Orange, Candied Ginger or Toasted Pecan. Enjoy the cool treats on the restaurant’s patio and pair them with delicious desserts made by Pastry Chef Pamela Moxley.
Spice Market W Atlanta Midtown 188 14th Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30361 www.spicemarketatlanta.com
Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream July is national ice cream month, and what better way to celebrate than with a bite of Vietnamese coffee ice cream at Spice Market. Dine al fresco and enjoy this delectable dessert perfect for sharing on a warm summer afternoon.
Green Tea Ice Cream Sit back and relax as you dine al fresco and celebrate national ice cream month with Spice Market. Inspired by Asian flavor, this ice cream extracts the natural sweetness of green tea to create a dessert that will melt in your mouth.
Market W Atlanta – Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30326 404.523.3600 www.marketbuckhead.com
Sour Cream Cheesecake Blueberry Verjus Compote Pink Grapefruit Sorbet Relax on the patio at Market, while indulging yourself in a piece of sour cream cheesecake. This sweet concoction is topped with a blueberry verjus compote served over pink grapefruit sorbet, creating the perfect mixture of flavors to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Liquid Nitrogen Milkshakes FLIP Burger Boutique is the ideal destination to celebrate national ice cream month. With a variety of liquid nitrogen milkshakes such as spicy chocolate mole, nutella + burnt marshmallow, or krispy kreme, your taste buds will leave wanting more!
New Restaurant on Marietta St.!
Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria
Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria features an authentic coal oven that produces quality New York-style pizza with a perfect crust topped off with fresh seasonal toppings and mozzarella. Executive Chef Nick Oltarsh brings authentic knowledge of New York-style pizza to his role in the kitchen. Located in the heart of the Luckie Marietta District, Max’s is within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena and Georgia World Congress Center. With convenient to-go, Max’s fresh flavors can be enjoyed throughout the city. Located next to STATS at 300 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Ga., Max’s is open seven days a week, serving lunch, dinner and to-go from 11 am to 9 pm Sunday through Wednesday and 11 am to 11 pm Thursday through Saturday. For more information on Max’s call 404.974.2941 or visit www.maxsATL.com.
My mother, Pattie, and I were lucky enough to attend a menu preview last week for the new restaurant, Rosebud, and we were thrilled with the experience! Chef Ron Eyester will open Rosebud on July 6th, and we can’t wait to go back! Rosebud was formerly Food 101 Morningside, and now former chef Eyester is the Owner/Chef. He will feature fresh food with local ingredients, enjoyed in a comfortable, beautiful atmosphere. Specials will utilize the freshest local ingredients available, and the menu will change once a month to take advantage of seasonal offerings.
At the menu preview, Chef Eyester served up an amazing palette of original flavors. First, we sampled Jose’s Mozzarella, a spicy tomato and mozzarella salad accented subtly with a vanilla-balsamic reduction. Next was House Cured Bay of Fundi Salmon, which was exquisite and served with a very fresh-tasting potato salad. And then we had my favorite, the Chicken Liver Toast! This dish was so flavorful and interesting that everyone at the table was gushing and rolling their eyes in delight.
After that, we had an Asian-inspired dish, Ahi Tuna Wonton. I loved the spicy orange sesame glaze in this dish, and the tuna was perfect in flavor and texture. Morningside “Chowda” followed, which was another scrumptious flavor combination. The Chowda contained local sweet corn, Peekytoe Crab, fresh chopped clams, and Benton’s smoked bacon. It was another smash hit, with everyone trying to save room for the other dishes, but helplessly continuing to eat the Chowda because it was so good!
Our next dish was a Simple Green Salad, which was just that, and was a wonderful palate cleanser. The dressing was a red wine vinaigrette, and there were crunchy, crispy potatoes that added a nice extra dimension. Our entrees were Pan Roasted Halibut and Riverview Farms Pork Loin. The Halibut was served with a Succotash and Sun Gold Tomato Vinaigrette and was another wonderful dish. The Pork Loin was served with Smoked Bacon Creamed Cabbage, and was to die for. The Creamed Cabbage was rich, sweet, creamy and delicious. The Pork Loin was seasoned perfectly, just enough to bring out the inherently delicious flavor. I also tried a very refreshing non-alcoholic beverage, which I believe is called an Aranciata, and consists of San Pellegrino and orange juice.
By the time I had eaten all of these heavenly delights, I hardly had any room left for dessert, but I did manage to try these offerings, with happy results – Pamela’s Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Caramel Corn, Carolina Plantation Rice Pudding, and Orange Rosemary Poundcake with Local Blueberries & Soft Whipped Cream. I think that the snack-inspired desserts were my favorites, but they were all amazing!
Chef Eyester and his staff were gracious and charming, and their commitment to fresh, seasonal ingredients is one I hope they continue, and that others emulate, because it really does produce the best food. I will definitely be back, and I am sure that Rosebud will be a popular staple on the Atlanta scene!
On the 4th of July, watch the fireworks while being in the midst of the show 72 stories high at The Sun Dial Bar & View. This year, each level offers patrons something different: for $69, the Restaurant Level features a three course menu of Chef Messier’s summer favorites; the View Level caters to casual crowd with a buffet of picnic themed fare— $45 for adults, $20 for children 6-12 , kids 5 and under eat free; access to the Bar Level includes a $30 cover charge, which comes with one alcoholic beverage.
Get a first-class look at the Peachtree Road Race and the fireworks at these hot spots!
Market W Atlanta – Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30326 404.523.3600 www.marketbuckhead.com
Hot Off the Grill
Join chef de cuisine Ian Winslade as he fires up the grill at Market at the W Atlanta Buckhead on the Fourth of July. Dining al fresco is ideal for those looking to enjoy a skyline view perfect for watching the fireworks. Spend the day on the patio with Market as we kick off the festivities bright and early. For breakfast, Market will be offering a $4 special on pastries, juices, coffee, water, tea and much more. But stick around because beginning at noon and on into dinner, Market will feature $4 sliders and domestic beer. When the sun has set, head up to Whiskey Blue for a great view of the fireworks, where hot dogs and burgers from Market will be on the grill until midnight for only $10. Market is located Peachtree Road, making it the ultimate destination to cheer on the runners and enjoy a mouth-watering meal with an ice cold beer. So, sit back and relax all day on the tranquil patio where the sensational smell of burgers hot off the grill will set the perfect mood for the Fourth of July celebrations.
TAP 1180 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309 404.347.2220 tapat1180.com
TAP will open at 6:30 a.m. Come watch the world famous Peachtree Road Race on our large patio and enjoy a special Fourth of July brunch and lunch menu. Celebrate with our Annual Block Party featuring smoked BBQ Ribs, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, our classic summer sides and Georgia beers, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn live radio, live band, kid’s entertainment, super soakers and barrels of bottled water for runners and fans. Dinner and happy hour to follow. For reservations, call 404.347.2220.
TWO urban licks 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306 404.522.4622 twourbanlicks.com
TWO urban licks will be open regular hours. Enjoy live music and a great view of the Downtown fireworks on our patio. The fireworks will be in the kitchen as well with TWO’s signature Fiery American cooking! For reservations, call 404.522.4622.
Looking to party with a purpose this Independence Day? Celebrate Fourth of July in the heart of Midtown on Peachtree Street, and spend the day with The Melting Pot, Gordon Biersch and Livingston! Guests will enjoy block party festivities including; live music, great food, and a chance to win great prizes. In honor of the holiday, all three restaurants will feature $4 drinks and $4 menu specials, and The Melting Pot will take a “fourth” off your entire bill (25 percent off) when you purchase any four-course fondue dinner for two! No need to worry about driving home, as The Georgian Terrace is offering a special $114 “Race, Play & Stay” room rate. Convenient Marta access makes viewing Centennial Olympic Park’s fireworks show easy. Head back to the block party on Peachtree after the fireworks and party with us until midnight! Whether you’re looking for a party after the Peachtree Road Race or a place to spend the day with friends, Red, Wine and Brew is for you! Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event from 11a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Melting Pot Midtown for $10 or $5 with your 2009 Peachtree Road Race t-shirt or number. All ticket sales will be donated to Bert’s Big Adventure. For advance ticket purchase information, visit bertsbigadventure.com.
STATS 300 Marietta St. Atlanta, GA 30313 404.885.1472 statsatl.com
Come to STATS for $3 XX and enjoy the great rooftop view of the fireworks over Centennial Park Towers and cheer on the Atlanta Braves as they play the Nationals on the big screen TVs!. For reservations, call 404.885.1472.
30 Tables and 11 Stories at the Glenn Hotel 110 Marietta Street NW Atlanta, GA 30303 404.469.0700 30Tables.com 11StoriesAtlanta.com
30 Tables and 11 Stories will be open regular hours. Enjoy Atlanta’s premier rooftop view of Downtown’s fireworks - there’s no better view in the city! Sip on $3 High Life and $5 daily shots. For reservations, call 404.469.0700.
BREWS Why not beat the heat with a delicious and refreshing cocktail from the city’s best mixologists who have created special holiday cocktails.
Room at TWELVE 400 W. Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308 404.418.1250 roomattwelve.com
Mixologist Steven Kowalczuk, named one of the Top 100 Mixologists at the 2008 Grand Marnier and NAVAN Summit, voted Tanqueray’s 2005 Most Wanted Bartender in Atlanta and featured in the November 2002 issue of InStyle magazine, created the following lemonade cocktails to offer refreshing relief during the hot Atlanta summers.
Lemon Raspberry: Build in a tin ¾ filled with ice 2 oz UV Blue Raspberry Vodka 4 oz Fresh lemonade ¾ oz simple syrup Juice of 1 fresh lemon Shake and pour contents into 22 pilsner glass Top with sprite and 3 jumbo cherries
Lemon Cherry: Build in a tin ¾ filled with ice 2 oz UV Cherry Vodka 4 oz. Fresh lemonade ¾ oz simple syrup Juice of 1 fresh lemon Shake and pour contents into 22 pilsner glass Top with Sprite and 3 jumbo cherries
Watermelonade: Build in a tin ¾ filled with ice 1 ½ oz Ouzo (anise-flavored liquor) 2 oz. Fresh lemonade ¾ oz. Watermelon Schnapps juice of a whole lemon ¾ oz. simple syrup Shake and pour contents into tall Collins glass Garnish with thick lemon wheel on rim of glass
The Melting Pot Four Atlanta Locations Meltingpot.com
Champagne Cocktail Flight Celebrate Fourth of July at The Melting Pot with their Red, White and Blue Champagne Cocktail Flight. For $12, this enjoy this festive cocktail while gearing up for Atlanta’s fireworks show. Available at all Atlanta locations while supplies last.
Red - .5oz Monin Raspberry, 1oz cranberry juice, top with sparkling. Build: Combine ingredients in mixing tin with minimal ice and stir. Strain drink into champagne flute.
White - 1oz Bombay Gin, .25 lemon squeezed, .5oz simple syrup, top with sparkling. Build: Combine ingredients in mixing tin with minimal ice and stir. Strain drink into champagne flute.
Blue - .75oz Hiram Walker Blue Curacao, .75oz UV Blue Raspberry Flavored Vodka, top with sparkling. Build: Combine ingredients in mixing tin with minimal ice and stir. Strain drink into champagne flute.
MORE Haven’t found your Fourth fit? Have some dining independence at any of the following restaurants!
Murphy’s 997 Virginia Ave. Atlanta, GA 30306 404.872.0904 murphysvh.com
Enjoy Murphy’s world-famous brunch from 8 am to 4 pm. No reservations. First come, first serve. Murphy’s will be open regular hours for dinner. For dinner reservations, call 404.872.0904.
Lobby at TWELVE 361 17th Street Atlanta, GA 30363 404.961.7370 lobbyattwelve.com
Lobby at TWELVE will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 am, lunch from 11:30 am to 2 pm and dinner from 6 to 9 pm. The bar/bistro will serve from 11 am to 11 pm. For reservations, call 404.961.7370.
Room at TWELVE 400 W. Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30308 404.418.1250 roomattwelve.com
Room at TWELVE’s dining room will open at 7:30 am and close at 11 pm. The bar will open at 5 pm and close at 12 am. For reservations, call 404.418.1250.
Alon's Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road 1394 N. Highland Ave. Atlanta, GA 30346 Atlanta, GA 30306 678.397.1781 404.872.6000 www.alons.com
Celebrate the 4th of July with a delicious picnic from Alon’s. Savor succulent grill-ready meats and choose from a variety of signature sides, from Fingerling Potato Salad and Black Bean and Fresh Corn Salad to Fresh Caprese Salad and Roasted Summer Vegetables. Alon’s even has the baskets, plates, napkins and other accessories to make the perfect patriotic picnic. And don’t forget to cool down with Alon’s delicious homemade gelato!
Craft Atlanta and Craftbar 3376 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30326 404.995.7580 www.craftrestaurant.com
Get ready for the 2009 Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2009, by fueling up at Craft. Craft will be open from 7am – 11am the morning of the race for spectators to enjoy. Included in its breakfast spread are granola yogurt parfaits with berries, sausage biscuits, morning glory muffins, fresh coffee, orange juice and water. Craft will be closed for brunch and dinner, but come out to Craftbar on the first floor, which will open for dinner from 2p.m. until 10 p.m. Choose from the extensive wine list or sample specialty cocktails, including “Fat in the Hat”: Bacon-Infused Four Roses Bourbon, Antica Formula & Angostura Bitters; “Rum Old Fashioned”: Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Rum, Regan’s Orange Bitters, Cherry and Orange; “Sunshine Squeeze #1”: Prairie Organic Vodka, Fresh Ginger, Depaz Cane Syrup, Lemon and Lime; and a wide array of beers, ciders and champagnes to go around!
Gourmet Magazine’s DRINKS WITH SPIRIT
If you want to kick off your celebration of America's birthday at cocktail hour, mix up a Blue Hawaii, or try a Red Apple: In a cocktail shaker ¾ full of ice, shake 1 oz vodka, 1 oz apple juice, ½ oz fresh lemon juice, ½ oz grenadine, and a dash of orange bitters and strain it into a chilled cocktail glass. Or you could just open a bottle of Allagash White, straight from the great state of Maine.
Fine Living’s BLUEBERRY TEA
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 5 cups brewed and cooled black or green tea Combine blueberries and about a cup of iced tea in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher and add remaining iced tea. To serve, pour into glasses over ice.
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