This guy is one of the most inventive, interesting chefs in the city. I told you he was one to watch...
Just log onto the Scoutmob site and have the code sent to your phone or email address. The 50-percent discount is limited to $25 per table.
Also, please — I beg you — tip on the basis of the meal's cost before discount. Your server doesn't work any less because your meal is reduced 50 percent. Personally, I think all restaurants that offer Scoutmob reductions should add a minimum 15-percent tip before discount.
Scoutmob's impact on servers has been discussed here before by commenters. I hear constant complaints from server friends about the lousy tips they get from customers with any kind of discount.
An example: She served a family of five recently. They thanked her profusely for her good service, shaking her hand and telling her their names. She found $5 and change on the table for their $75 meal.
She's looking for a new job, of course, but the problem is pervasive.
High up in the northwest kingdom of Vermont, in the small idyllic town of Greensboro, lies Jasper Hill Farm. Started early this century by Andy and Mateo Kehler, Jasper Hill has become a model for up-and-coming producers.
I first came to know Mateo and Jasper Hill cheese in 2003 while working at Murray's cheese counter. I quickly became a fan of Mateo's cheeses, and have been fortunate enough to visit the farm on occasion and develop a friendship with the cheese makers. Jasper Hill has produced many favorites that have become staples at cheese counters around the nation.
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A colleague guided us to a Time article about Minerva, a small brewery in Jalisco, Mexico, brewing artisan honey-ales that "will appeal to gay men and lesbians whose refined tastes have been put on the back burner by beer manufacturers."
Poll results at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday are shown at right. Meanwhile, officials at the Pentagon have banned the beer from the armed services until thorough studies can be conducted.
Pat Robertson of the 700 Club has warned viewers that the beer turns well functioning and unsuspecting heterosexuals into slaves to sodomy. "When God does not have the energy to whip up a hurricane or earthquake as punishment for tolerating homosexuality," Robertson said, "He turns to beer."
Check out this week's arts feature about the collaboration between Dashboard Co-op and Dinner Party, a pop-up supper club run by some of the guys from Top Flr and Sound Table. In it, CL poses a question to some of Atlanta's creative folks - the same question that appeared on the table during the dinner: "What's the largest and most elaborate thing you envision for Atlanta in the next 5 years?"
A number of voices from the food community answered, including Miller Union's Stephen Satterfield, Sugar Coated Radical's Taria Camerino, and Love is Love Farm's Joe Reynolds.
The male gaze is growing. Now, men get turned on by watching women eat food they have cooked., according to the New York Times. One man in the article muses on the attractiveness of female vegans (he's kind of an ass).
Minnesota has just passed the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act or the "Cheeseburger Bill," which will make it a lot harder for people to sue fast-food chains for contributing to obesity.
Ewwwwwwwwwwwww. A man in New Jersey attempted to stick it to the man by sticking his chest and...uh...other short, curly hairs in a cop's bagel. He was caught, have no worry.
Taqueria del Sol is featuring one of my favorite tacos, the al pastor, at lunch and dinner this week. Buttermilk fried chicken is the blue plate special. But you want the taco. In case you haven't heard, TDS is a 2011 James Beard Award nominee for "outstanding restaurateur." So much for the pain caused by the Taco Nazi! (Cakes & Ale has also garnered two nominations.)....
Pozole Batido: pork and corn stew with chiles 6.50
Corunda: masa and vegetable tamales steamed in corn leaves 5.75
Taco de Mero: seared cumin-crusted grouper, chile en escabeche, caper mayonnaise 3.95
Taco de Lomitos: roasted pork bits with white beans and chiles 3.25
Carne de Res Con Col: spiced ground beef stuffed cabbage with tomato arbol sauce 9.50
Babacoa: slow-roasted beef brisket, pinto beans, house made tortillas and pasilla salsa 16.50
Sierra a la Parrila: grilled mahi mahi, mango-serrano relish, crispy achiote potatoes 16.95
Mero Frito: flash-fried grouper, caper-tomato sauce, smoked long-grain rice 19.25
Flan de Coco: baked coconut custard, macaroon and passion fruit 5.25
The Fifth Group's two South City Kitchens are hosting New Orleans-themed menus March 1-8. Check the link and call the restaurants if details have not been posted....
Goin' Coastal, the terrific seafood restaurant in Virginia-Highland, will be open Saturday and Sunday for lunch, starting this week. Expect some new dishes, like gator tacos and po' boys. The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. and remain open until 11 p.m. both days.
Fried chicken is patriotic. Beautiful backdrop!
Sandwich meets fate while "O Fortuna" (from "Carmina Burana") plays.
Pitiful high school students in Texas meet their fate while "O Fortuna" plays.
Restaurant Eugene Tues., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Eugene Author Dinner Series: Author Bill Shore will read frm his new book, Imaginations of Unreasonable Men and Chef Linton Hopkins will prepare an opening recpetion. Five-course dinner. $105 (includes meal, wine parings and a copy of Shore’s book). 404-355-0321. 2277 Peachtree Rd. www.restauranteugene.com
Cook's Warehouse Decatur Tues., Feb. 22, 7 - 9 p.m.: Southern My Way Demo and Book Signing. Reading and signing of Gena Knox’s Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors. Copies of the author’s book will be on hand. $45. 404-377-4005. 180 West Ponce de Leon Ave. www.cookswarehouse.com
Room at Twelve Wed., Feb. 23 5:30-7:30 p.m.: All you can eat sushi every Wed. night. Options are California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, and the Eel Roll. $10. Bottomless sake for $5. Dine in only and minimum $20 per person. 404-418-1250. 400 W. Peachtree St. www.roomattwelve.com
Watershed Wed., Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.: Watershed wine club tasting of Italian-American family Votto Vines' selections. Non-Watershed wine club members pay $10. Members who stay for dinner will receive 10% off Chef Truex's seasonal menu. 404-378-4900. 406 West Ponce De Leon Ave. www.watershedrestaurant.com
Cook’s Warehouse Midtown Fri., Feb. 25, 7 - 9 p.m.: The Cake Mix Doctor® Bakes Gluten Free. Author Anne Byrn will demonstrate gluten-free cooking. This class is being taught in a commercial kitchen which is NOT gluten-free, however, desserts served will be provided from Sally’s Bakery, which is a gluten free kitchen. $45. 404-815-4993 / 800-499-0996.1544 Piedmont Rd. www.cookswarehouse.com
Steamhouse Lounge Sat., Feb. 26-27: 24th Annual Oysterfest. Oyster, Seafood and drink specials with live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. $20 2-day pass, $10 Sunday-Only. Buy Tickets online www.steamhouselounge.com
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Thurs., Feb. 24- Thurs., Mar. 3: New Orleans inspired menu specials in celebration of Mardi Gras. Centennial Park, Sandy Springs and Kennesaw locations only. www.ruthschris.com.
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