Friday, August 31, 2012

Food lover's guide to the Decatur Book Festival (clusterfest)

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 3:41 PM

The Decatur Book Festival is this Fri.-Sun.

There's plenty of food love to be had at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend, and organizers say they've diversified the 2012 Cooking Track like never before. Sponsored by The Cook's Warehouse, this year will be a blend of the traditional and contemporary with presenters like author Sheri Castle, who will share ideas and recipes from her newest book: The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands and CSA Farm Boxes, and famed Southern food writer John T. Edge, who will be on hand to share photographs and stories from his new book, The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels. Check out the Food Track schedule below:

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Creative Loafing visits Longhorn Steakhouse and Saloon, 1984

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Atlanta weekend food events Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 'Breaking Bad' viewing party, (clusterfest), and more

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM


Wine dinner? Beer tasting? Cooking class? Let us know. Submit Food and Drink events here.

Marlow's Tavern Dunwoody Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. Grand Opening Celebration Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody is officially celebrating its grand opening with a week of nightly dining deals. Details

BLT Steak Through Aug. 31, 7 a.m. Summer Giving at BLT Steak During the month of August, BLT Steak Atlanta will donate 50 percent of every dessert purchase to The Hudson Family Foundation, an organization that aims to help children in need of assistance with regard to a specific physical, emotional or financial circumstance. Details

Georgia World Congress Center Sat., Sept. 1, 12-6 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 2, 2-6 p.m. Speakeasy Cocktail Festival With education, exploration and celebration as a foundation, the Festival brings together a tremendous schedule of seminars, competitions, soirees and tastings for a week-long celebration of Prohibition culture. Details

The Albert Restaurant Sundays, 10 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2. Breaking Bad Viewing Party Join The Albert every Sunday night for a viewing of Breaking Bad. Each week The Albert will feature a new dish for you to enjoy while you watch your favorite show. Details

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bell Street Burritos to close on Howell Mill, reopen in Old Fourth Ward

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM


Just eight months after opening its second restaurant, Bell Street Burritos has announced that its West MIdtown location on Howell Mill will close after Fri., Aug. 31. Last month, owner Matt Hinton learned that Bell Street's landlord had accepted an offer from Advanced Auto Parts to buy the property, forcing him to move.

A new Bell Street Burritos is in the works, however. Hinton also announced that the the next location of Bell Street Burritos will be at the Irwin Street Market (660 Irwin St.) in Old Fourth Ward.

Stay tuned for updates and opening information.

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2012 Speakeasy Cocktail Festival (#clusterfest)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:01 PM


The least you need to know:

What: A boozy, two-day celebration of Prohibition Era cocktail culture
When: Sept. 1, noon-6 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 2, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Georgia World Congress Center
Why: Because it's 300,000 square ft. devoted to speakeasy culture, the roaring twenties, and needless to say, the drinks will be a'flowin'.

As you know, this weekend is going to be busy busy an effin' CLUSTERFEST. The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival might be just what you need to take the edge off. While you're there, use the hashtag #clusterfest and let us know if you learn anything nerdy and cool about booze or if you find a drink that can't be missed or whatever else your uninhibited, 1920s alter ego may desire.

Get yo' tickets here.

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Daily Hash: Why we should eat like hipsters, vegetarians, and more

Posted By on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Real Actors Read Yelp #6

"As a group, hipsters just might be the most knowledgeable eaters on the planet," Gigabiting says in response to Campbell's hipster-ish line of soups.

A new report warns that if the world doesn't go veg, we're screwed.

So Alinea and Eleven Madison Park are trading places and it will only cost you $647 per person.

Learn anatomy with marcarons! Seriously, who wouldn't want to explore a cross section of the male reproductive system while enjoying a sweet treat?

Could marmite be a superfood?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Learn to cook from former 'Top Cheftestants' online

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 1:32 PM


Atlanta-based online learning website Learn It Live has wrangled a few former Top Cheftestants, and they want to teach you how to cook. Each chef will host a live cooking class where students are able to interact, ask questions, and give comments via the session's live chat. Students are sent an ingredient list before the class and can follow along from their own kitchens. Laptops in kitchens make me nervous, but it's 2012 and I guess we do things like that now, so what the hell.

Classes are $40 each, but if you tell them we sent you, they'll knock $10 off your first session. Just email: info AT and let them know which session you're interested in and they'll send you a code to redeem the discount.

It's a win-win. The chefs don't have to travel so much, and students don't need to leave their lair. Technology one, face-to-face interaction zero.

Here's the class lineup, dibs on FABIO!:

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Daily Hash: Restaurants charge foreigners more, drunk guy kills 70,000 chickens, and more

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Game changer.

Two restaurants in Burlington, Vt. reportedly charge foreigners more because they assume they are bad tippers. Auto grat, bitches.

Eleven Madison Park and Alinea to Swap Restaurants

Dude, remember that one time you got totally blitzed and murdered 70,000 chickens in one night? Good times, man.

Next up on Gwynned and Guy, Recipe six: Tex Wasabi’s Koi Fish Tacos


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

#twEATingATL: Notes from Twitter-land, Aug. 28

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Seventh annual Midtown Restaurant Week

Posted By on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM


Sept. 1 marks the first day of Midtown Restaurant Week 2012, and this year's lineup is huge. Participating restaurants will offer either a $25 or $35 three-course, prix fixe dinner menu (plus tax and tip) and the option of a $15 three-course, prix fixe lunch menu.

Here is a list of this year's participants:

4th and Swift, Abattoir, Atmosphère, Baraonda, BOCADO, Briza, Campagnolo, Corner Tavern, Cucina Asellina, Cypress Street Pint & Plate, Ecco, eleven at Loews Atlanta Hotel, Escorpion, FLIP burger boutique, Gilberts, Goin' Coastal, HD1, HOBNOB, Livingston, Lobby at TWELVE, Melting Pot, Murphy’s, Oceanaire, ONE Midtown Kitchen, Park 75, Pasta da Pulcinella, Publik Draft House, ROOM, Rosa Mexicano, Serpas True Food, Shout, South City Kitchen, Spice Market, STK, Steel Restaurant & Lounge, Strip, TAP, The Lawrence, The Nook and Veni Vidi Vici.

And don't forget Cliff Bostock's one earnest plea: "Tip servers at least 30 percent. They are working just as hard as they would to serve you a la carte."



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