12/24/16

Jinya Ramen Bar Review - Atlanta / Sandy Springs



JINYA Atlanta ~ Sandy Springs
TEL : 404-600-6974
5975 Roswell Road, Suite B217
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

My foodie friend Alma and I tried Jinya with her friend Flor the other day. Alma covered the bill. I'll have to treat her next time. Here is my review!

What did you order? How was your food?

I ordered Chicken Won Ton Ramen, and Alma ordered the Spicy Chicken Ramen. I got a Pork Chashu Bowl on the side, and Alma got Pork Gyoza. We both had side salads. Flor had a Pork Chashu Bowl. We got Green Tea Mochi for dessert.

I have never tried a "real" ramen bowl before. I've only had Maruchan or Nissin in the past. I remember loving my chicken ramen cup at the ice skating rink when I was a skater. Ramen is delicious - salty and savory, especially when you are cold. Jinya Ramen was a delightful new experience for me. The broth was flavorful, the noodles cooked perfectly, and the wontons delicious. The scallions and spices were just right. We all adored the pork chashu, gyoza, and the dessert mochi!

Describe your impressions of the service. Was anything exceptionally good (or bad) about the quality of service you received? 

Young, super-friendly, helpful and professional waiters.

What do you think of the décor and atmosphere? 

Modern, causal, simple and beautiful like Japanese style. The restaurant was very busy. There was a line, but we were helped promptly and seated. We sat outside, and it was windy and chilly, but the ramen warmed us up.


Do you consider this a good value for the money you spent? If no, why not? 

I don't know, ask my friend Alma! She paid. I'm just kidding, it is very reasonable for such tasty food.

This restaurant is best for... 

Business Lunches, Casual Dining, Healthy Fare


Final Review

Atlanta Foodies gives Jinya Ramen 5 peaches for giving us a delicious, authentic, Japanese Ramen experience in the south. Thank you, Jinya! We'll be back soon!



8/20/16

New Atlanta Restaurant - Farm to Ladle


A new location of Farm to Ladle restaurant just opened in Avalon. Farm to Ladle is a café selling soups, salads, sandwiches and locally sourced produce & herbs. 

Owner and Atlantan Geoff Melkonian created the super popular Bread Winner in Sandy Springs, then opened his newest concept Farm to Ladle in Ponce City last year and, just last month, opened Farm to Ladle in Avalon.

Farm to Ladle Avalon is offering ½ off wine and beer throughout the month of August.

8/4/16

Free Chocolate Chip Cookies at Doubletree Hotels


On August 4 you can walk into any Doubletree Hotel and get a free chocolate chip cookie. There are several locations around Atlanta, including Galleria, Marietta, Buckhead, Druid Hills, and Downtown, so go in and enjoy!

8/3/16

Wicked Weeds Beer Dinner at TAP



TAP is hosting a beer dinner featuring Wicked Weeds with some great brews and Chef Tyler Williams’ 5-paired courses. It should be a delectable evening!

When: Saturday, August 13
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $80 per person, excludes tax and gratuity
The featured brews will include:




        Cool Cucumber Golden Ale Beer Cocktail
        Calimost Honey Grapefruit Gose
        La Bonte Pear Saison
        Medora Blackberry and Raspberry Sour
        Pernicious American IPA
        Dark Aged Bourbon Barrel Stout
        Hop Burglar Blood Orange IPA

6/6/16

Atlanta Foodies News - Week of 6/5/2016


Tiff's Treats - Alpharetta Grand Opening  Sat. June 11th
The Alpharetta grand opening is planned for Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3665 Old Milton Parkway and will feature a special offer on all of their irresistible cookies: $1 per dozen on all of their favorite flavors including chocolate chip, snickerdoodle and oatmeal raisin.*
Tiff’s Treats will also be giving away all sorts of prizes at the grand opening including gift cards to local area restaurants and shops, randomly inserted into boxes of cookies.  The first 40 people in line will receive Tiff’s Treats gift cards, and everyone who attends has a chance to win free cookies for a year. This is the 22nd store for Austin-based Tiff’s Treats and the first store outside of Texas.

The Artmore Hotel - Summer Soiree  Thurs. June 9th
The Artmore Hotel, a boutique bohemian gem in the heart of midtown Atlanta, will host a Summer Soiree on Thursday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Guests are invited to gather in the hotel’s courtyard in celebration of the official opening of the Courtyard & Cocktail Garden for the summer season and the launch of new on-site artwork installation by acclaimed-Atlanta artist, Erica Arndts.

#TheFryeLife Summer Styling Event   Thurs. June 9th
On Thursday, June 9th from 7 to 9 p.m., The Frye Company is celebrating the arrival of sandal season with an unforgettable styling event at its flagship store in Ponce City Market. Inspired by lazy, summer nights spent around a campfire at the beach, live acoustic music from Nashville's Seryn will set the tone for the evening as guests sip on American Spirit Whiskey cocktails and enjoy house-made, gourmet s’mores from Cacao. Ladies in attendance are also invited to get easy, breezy beach looks at Frye’s braid bar featuring the talented stylists from Soda Salon on a first-come, first-served basis. From boat shoes, sneakers and moccasins to wedges, thongs and sandals, the newest looks from Frye's Summer Collection will also be available for purchase during the event. The event is open to the public by RSVPing to RSVP@TheFryeCompany.com.  The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Visit The Frye Company online at www.TheFryeCompany.com. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter via @thefryecompany | #fryeatlanta.

4/12/16

Berry Smash Muffins


Berry Smash Muffins to make with kids! Got this one from a neat old cookbook from 1998 - The Rainbow Bakery, put out by Gold Medal Flour. We made a video here!


Summer Concerts at the Atlanta Botanical Garden



I am so psyched for the lineup this year! Check it out!
 
The 14th annual outdoor series features eight great acts – five on the Great Lawn at the Atlanta garden and three at the Ivester Amphitheater at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville:
In ATLANTA:          

  • Saturday, June 25 --  John Prine with special guest Amanda Shires
  • Friday, July 29 – Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs
  • Saturday, July 30 – Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson with special guest A Great Big World
  • Friday, August 19 – Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
  • Additional show TBA

In Gainesville:    
  • Saturday, June 18 – The Four Tops
  • Saturday, July 16 --  Indigo Girls
  • Saturday, August 13 – Loretta Lynn

Discount tickets go on sale April 15 to Garden members, and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 22, both at atlantabg.org and at Garden Admissions.
Gates open at 7 p.m., and shows begin at 8 p.m. Seating is general admission, and ticket holders are welcome to bring blankets or low-rise chairs. Cash bars and food purchases will be available.