Monday, December 11, 2017

What’s New on Pinterest

We’re using our noggins to whip up Eggnog Delights just for you and yours. Traditionalists will adore punchbowls and pours of peppermint-eggnog punch, spiked and spiced bacon eggnog, eggnog chai smoothies or Martha Stewart’s eggnog martini (hold the olive, please). Go ahead, spike that eggnog French toast bake (we won’t tell) for an eye-opening breakfast. Prefer to chew instead of raising a glass of the brew? Try eggnog arroz con leche and cranberry parfaits, gingerbread trifle, eggnog pound cake and cake rolls, fudge, meltaways and frosted cookies to jolly-fy the office cookie exchange.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


Hello? Patrick in Toronto calling to Feed My Phone. According to this PR strategist, smartphones hunger for gingerbread men riding croissants, cute and colorful doughnut bites, burrata pizza and aperitivo -- and a gourmet gallery of other photogenic eats. Click -- and wish you could lick as well as like.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Appetizing Aperture

Soup’s on at Willy’s Mexicana Grill! ‘Tis the season for Willy’s beloved chicken tortilla soup, which, by the way, is on FourSquare’s list of “The 15 Best Places for a Chicken Tortilla Soup in Atlanta.” Order a cup ($2.95) or a bowl ($4.75) and get to slurpin’.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Let Kevin Gillespie and Team at Revival Wrap Up Your Holiday Cooking -- Smoked Hams, Southern Sides, Cakes, Pies

Be the host with the most delicious holiday spread this year thanks to Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie and his Revival team led by chef de cuisine Nicole Edwards. Gillespie’s grandmother loved to create farm-fresh Southern dishes, inspiring her grandson to share the love with Atlanta families through Revival holiday at-home menu items. All eyes and forks will focus on Riverview Farms ham, cured and smoked in the Terminus City BBQ pit, cooked in-house and baked to crunchy-crust perfection with Gillespie’s new Good Ass Ham Sugar. It feeds 10 people for $90. Revival signature sides available for order include Granny’s pole beans, braised greens, lemon-glazed sweet potatoes and cranberry relish that will feed four to six guests for $20 each. The chef and his crew cover desserts as well: Revival’s chocolate cake or yellow cake with chocolate icing for $55 each and lemon icebox pie, apple streusel pie, pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie for $35 each. Baked pies come complete with reheating instructions. Email orders to by Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Pick-up is on Saturday, Dec. 23 between 1-5 p.m. at the American Spirit Whiskey Distillery (199 Armour Drive, just off the Northside BeltLine trail in the Armour Yards neighborhood near SweetWater Brewery), where the Terminus City BBQ team is currently on-site every Saturday with delicious barbecue and sides.

Atlanta Restaurants: Weather Status

Check out these Atlanta-area restaurants if you are looking for a cozy place to stay and a warm meal tonight. We'll keep updating this list as things change. #OpenInATL #SnowDay

  • Ormsby's
  • Gunshow
  • Revival
  • The Federal
  • HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Midtown and Brookhaven
  • Atkins Park Virgina Highland
  • Taco Mac: All locations open with the exception of the Lindbergh and Crabapple locations, which are closed
  • Terminus City BBQ: Pop-up at ASW Distillery set for noon on Saturday, Dec. 9

These Atlanta-area restaurants are currently planning to close due to the snowy weather conditions. We'll keep updating this list as things change. #ATLclosed #SnowDay


  • Willy's Mexicana Grill: All locations closing today, Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Henri's Bakery & Cafe: All locations closing today, Friday Dec. 8 at 4:00 p.m.
  • FEED Fried Chicken + Such: Closing today, Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Brine Seafood Shack: Closing today, Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Chicken and the Egg: Closing today, Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Seed Kitchen & Bar: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Stem Wine Bar: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Bulla Gastrobar:Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8 
  • gusto!: Both locations closing today, Friday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Perks Coffee: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Aria: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8  
  • Johnny's Hideaway: Closed today, Friday, Dec. 8
  • Ray's at Killer Creek, Ray's on the River: Closing today, Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Live Music Rocks the House Sunday Nights at Johnny’s Hideaway

Even the busiest elves need a night off from the holiday hubbub to rock and roll along with the band. Live music jams at Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead on Sunday nights beginning at 8:30 p.m., and we’re not talking reindeer bands. On Dec. 10, Cold Draft Beer plays hits to fill the dance floor, and on Dec. 17, Band X churns out party music galore. Cover is only $5. Food and drink specials fuel merry souls, and DJ Spin follows the bands to keep the party rolling into the wee hours. Additionally, hospitality industry workers enjoy their in-the-biz specials on Sunday nights.

Kids Eat Free when Grown-ups Dine Sunday-Thursday Nights at HOBNOB

Mom and Dad, add dinner at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern to your holiday plans -- and bring the kids. Both the Midtown and Brookhaven locations of the casual eatery are running a Kids Eat Free promo from 5-7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday evenings. Limit one free kids meal per adult entrée purchased. Available to kids ages 12 and under ordering from the kids menu. Dine in only. HOBNOB Midtown is a fabulous place to convene or cap a family outing to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights Holiday Nights extravaganza. Stop at HOBNOB Town Brookhaven on the way home from visiting Santa at a nearby mall or viewing holiday lights from the family sleigh, err, car.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Merry Caymus! Ray’s Restaurants Features Caymus Vineyards Wines during December

“Outstanding” aptly describes Ray’s Restaurants, Caymus Vineyards and the December featured wine promotion at Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek. Founded in 1984 by renowned restaurateur Ray Schoenbaum, the Ray’s family of restaurants is always on point with mouthwatering cuisine, thoughtful wine selections and attentive service. Caymus Vineyards releases remarkable wines and remains family owned by the Wagner family in Rutherford, California. Charlie and Lorna Wagner produced their first vintage in 1972, and the family remains focused on producing quality cabernet sauvignons, especially two velvety cabs -- Napa Valley and the flagship Special Selection. During December, share the Ray’s dining experience and these exquisite, specially priced Caymus selections. Ray’s in the City and Ray’s on the River are offering Caymus cabernet sauvignon at $24/glass (8 oz.) and $100/bottle; Caymus Special Selection at $200/bottle and Mer Soleil Reserve chardonnay at $18/glass (8 oz.) and $55/bottle. Ray’s at Killer Creek offers the same three selections and per bottle prices, while by-the-glass pours differ: Caymus cabernet sauvignon is priced at $18/glass (6 oz.) or $27/glass (9 oz.) and Mer Soleil Reserve chardonnay is priced at $14/glass (6 oz.) or $20/glass (9 oz.). Merry Caymus, everyone!

Kids, Bring Your Folks and Decorate Christmas Cookies at Atkins Park Va-Hi Dec. 13

Frosting slathers and holiday laughter will spread throughout Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland at this family friendly dining and decorating event on the night of Wednesday, Dec. 13. Cookies, frosting and sprinkles emerge at 5 p.m., right on time for appetizers or dinner and perhaps some holiday spirits for the grown-ups. Children will receive a large Christmas cookie to decorate at their dinner table, while supplies last. The Atkins Park Always Available menu has lots of kid-pleasers, including crispy chicken tenders with hand-cut fries, honey mustard and barbeque sauce ($12); Atkins Park nachos ($8, add chicken or pork for $4); Big Green Egg smoked wings with barbecue sauce, veggies and blue cheese or buttermilk ranch ($12); The Park burger built to suit on a Certified Angus Beef patty or substitute a black bean veggie burger or grilled chicken breast; and other tasty sandwiches.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Enjoy Thirsty Thursdays Half-Price Bottles of Wine at Marlow’s Tavern Vinings

Thursdays, call a cab…pinot or chardonnay -- order wine by the bottle at Marlow’s Tavern in Vinings for half the price. Sip and savor the savings while making weekend plans, recapping the week or just chillin’. Half-price savings extend from open to close. What a wine-derful excuse to toast friendships with a good wine and shareables like Marlow’s Artichoke and Arugula, Roast Tomato or Fig and Bacon toasts, Marlow’s Famous Hummus and Baba Ganoush and Smoked Trout Dip or a round of Classic Tavern Burgers or other Tavern favorites.

The Bun’s Out of the Oven -- Henri’s Bakery & Café Opens Westside Location, Hosts Holiday Party Dec. 9

Visions of sugarplums will become more prolific on Atlanta’s Westside this week. Henri’s Bakery & Café, an Atlanta institution known for its freshly baked cookies, pastries, breads, cakes and other desserts, along with signature deli sandwiches, is opening its doors at 2310 Coronet Way at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Westside shop offers the same quick-service breakfast and lunch favorites and baker’s dozens of gourmet baked goods as its Buckhead and Sandy Springs siblings. The Westside opening coincides with the return of Henri’s cherished original-recipe doughnuts, adding yet another kind of sugarplum to this yummy vision. Celebrate the holidays, a most cookie-licious time of year, at the new Westside Henri’s on Saturday, Dec. 9 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy bakery samples, a balloon artist, face painting and friends from the North Pole.