Friday, January 29, 2010

Midtown Review: Bakeshop

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Yes, there is no other way to begin this review other than saying the Bakeshop is out of control! The Bakeshop is located on the Midtown Mile on the corner of Peachtree St. and 8th Street. You walk in and immediately notice the incredible design inside. It is essentially one large room, completely open to the kitchen where the bread is freshly baked daily. The Bakeshop has a comforting feeling about it where strangers become friends as the sitting arrangements are long wooden style tables that stretch from one side of the restaurant to the other. There are no individual tables, but instead everyone sits next and across from each other on a couple long "picnic" style hightops. Freshly baked breads, croussaints, muffins, bagels, danishes, cookies and scones line the counter as you contemplate which one to order first. They have a chocolate almond croissant that is to die for. I am drooling just thinking about it! I went there for lunch with my dad and ordered the grilled cheese with brie cheese on challah bread and there smoked tomato soup as a side. I am a fairly picky eater so getting a grilled cheese with brie on it was rather scary at first since it was a stretch from my traditional american style grilled cheese. But the brie grilled cheese was incredible and left me wondering how I had never had a grilled cheese with brie before! The smoked tomato soup was refreshing and comforting, and was a perfect compliment to the sandwich. My dad ordered the Roasted Turkey sandwich. This sandwich comes with avocado, romaine, tomatoes, turkey, and bacon on toasted country sourdough. The picture above of the giant sandwich is only HALF of the sandwich! Ridiculous right?!? Plenty for leftovers and was ohh so good! We then ordered one of their double chocolate chip cookies for dessert which, as you can guess, was huge as well. This place far exceeded my expectations and is dangerously delicious! The prices were all under $10 with the largest portions. To the employees- great work and welcome to the neighborhood! Thank you so much for providing a great place to not only enjoy your delicious treats (which I can tell you have put a ton of work into), but also for such a great ambiance and of course, for your welcoming smiles. So if you see me, and I've gained weight, at least you'll know why ;) ... I won't be able to stay away from this place! This is definitely a great lunch that you must pencil into your schedule to try!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ra Sushi - Mardi RA Masquerade Ball 2010

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Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with RA Sushi's Mardi RA Masquerade Ball! We'll be getting the party started with festive decorations, drink specials and a costume contest for guests that will be emceed and judged by Atlanta’s beloved Baton Bob, the Ambassador of Mirth! Throughout the evening, DJ Krillz will be spinning a mix of rock and roll, hip hop and Top 40 tracks. There will be no cover charge for guests to attend the Mardi RA Masquerade Ball, and the restaurant’s kitchen will remain open until midnight. The first place costume contest winner will receive a $100 gift certificate for RA Sushi, and the second place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. Drink specials for Fat Tuesday will include $5 hur“RA”canes, $5 TY KU cocktails, $3 domestic beers and $2 hot sake. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Midtown Event: 1010 Midtown Condo Cocktail Hour

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Midtown Week: 01.25.10 - 01.31.10


(image of Veni Vidi Vici)


*MONDAY*
::Steamhouse Lounge - $10 One Pound Crab Dinner; Every Monday is our Snow Crab Special (One pound of snow crab legs, corn on the cob, coleslaw, and garlic cheese toast) for $10. 404.233.7980 www.steamhouselounge.com
::Tijuana Garage - Muchas Gracias Monday
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici- $4 Bar Selections including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Monday 20 cent wings 7-11pm :: Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
:: Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Zocalo - 5-10pm $5 House Margaritas
::Peasant Bistro - All You Can Eat Mussels Night for $15; With A Bottomless Glass Of Wine $20
::Blake's - Industry Night - Full Menu served 'till 10pm! Drag on The Edge Show at 11pm
::Shout - $10 All You Can Eat Tapas
::La Tavola - Molto Monday! $10 for a plate of housemade pasta!
::Hudson Grille - $5 Burgers; 1/2 Priced Appetizers after 11pm
::Mellow Mushroom - Trivia Night! Pizza and Beer Specials!
::Room at Twelve - Georgia Round Table of Mixology from 4 to 11 pm Order any drink and the mixologist will teach you how to make it. 404.418.1250 http://www.roomattwelve.com/
::Melting Pot - Wine Down with 50% OFF Select Bottles of Wine! Promotions are not valid with any other offer. Not valid on holidays or special events. Subject to change without notice. 404-389-0099 http://www.meltingpot.com/


*TUESDAY*
::Einsteins - 1/2 price bottle wine all day
::Marlow's Tavern - $2 Tuesdays with $2 tacos and $2 beers
::Steamhouse Lounge - $1 Beers All Night
::The Highlander - All You Can Eat Crab Legs for $19.95
::Twisted Taco - 1/2 off Quesadillas, 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Tijuana Garage - 8:30-10:30pm Team Trivia
::Little Azio - Pastafest! Any pasta $6.99!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food- Appetizer of The Day: Queso Flameado con Chorizo
::Park Tavern - $1 Draft Beer (When It Rains, They Pour)
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM; 1/2 off Wine
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant - 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 - Half roasted chicken with natural jus, new potatoes, asparagus
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - $1 Mini - Burgers - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.; Cypress Street Beer Geek Tuesdays
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Halo - $3 Bubbly and Champagne Cocktails. 5:00 PM-3:00 AM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 8pm
::Nickiemoto's - Dollar Sushi All Day; 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::Blake's - 1/2 price appetizers ALL DAY! Trivia @ 9pm
::Nook - Free team trivia at 8:30pm
::Loca Luna - All You Can Eat Tapas for $15
::Trivia anyone? Tuesday night is the night for it! Try Midtown spots The Nook, On Piedmont Park, Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta, Publik Atlanta, Blake's On The Park...all hosting trivia tonight and every Tuesday night!
::Atmosphere Restaurant - $25 3 Course Menu
::Hollywood Tans - Tingle Tuesdays - 15% off all Hollywood Tans brand tingle or blush bottles and packets! 404-249-7377 http://www.hollywoodtansatlanta.com/midtown.htm
::Silk - Buy one entree get 2nd half off lunch and dinner
::Ecco - "Tuesdays in Spain" - Every Tuesday, enjoy our unique fideuà—a paella-like dish featuring fresh shrimp, mussels, chicken and housemade chorizo with toasted vermicelli in place of rice— and a 500ml carafe of delicious Spanish wine for only $44 for two people. Reservations are recommended but not required – call 404.347.9555 or visit fifthgroup.com today.
::Publik Draft House -Tuesday Night Trivia at 8pm
::Rira Irish Pub - Trivia Tuesday - Use Your Noggin And Have A Laugh! 404.477.1700 www.rira.com

*WEDNESDAY*
::Steamhouse Lounge - $5 Dozen Oysters
::Gordon Biersch - $1 off lagers all day! Pair that with a $10 lunch or happy hour! Also $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Twisted Taco - Karaoke Wednesdays! Buy 1 get 1 FREE appetizers! $4 margaritas!! Eat, Drink, Get Twisted!! 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Steel Restaurant - 5-7pm complementary sushi and signature cocktails
::O'Terrills - Girls' Night Out - $5 Martinis & Cosmopolitans. $2 Soft Tacos
::Park Tavern- 1/2 off bottles of wine!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Shrimp Quesidillas
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 -Southern fried catfish, creamy yellow grits with pimentos, fresh herb tartar sauce
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM. - Trivia Night 8-10pm http://www.cypressbar.com/
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Room at Twelve - $10 All U Can Eat Sushi Rolls & $5 Bottomless Sake. 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 8pm
::Eno - Wine Tasting and Free Tapas 6:30-8:30pm for $10
::Nickiemoto’s – 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::The Nook - Half priced select bottles of wine
::Ray's New York Pizza- Trivia Night!
::Laughing Skull Lounge - Comedy Gold Open Mic
::Publik Atlanta - Wii Night!
::Blake's - 1/2 price appetizers ALL DAY!
::Chocolate Pink Pastry Cafe - Cupakes for $1.50. DELISH. from 6pm-7pm
::Atmosphere Restaurant - $25 3 Course Menu
::Hudson Grille- Get a FREE six pack of wings with ANY Pitcher of Beer!
::Mellow Mushroom - Live Music! Pizza and Beer Specials!
::Hollywood Tans - Renew a package or daily membership before it's expired and get 15% off!* * Excludes single tans 404-249-7377 http://www.hollywoodtansatlanta.com/midtown.htm
::Silk - Selected $5 martini and wine served by glass


*THURSDAY*
::The Nook - Stuffed Burger Night
::Steamhouse Lounge - $6.50 Fried Shrimp Basket
::Einsteins - "Thursday Night Live" tonight! Get to Einsteins for great live music and the best patio in town! Show starts at 7pm! $2 off glasses of wine (yep, even the pricey ones) and $5 margaritas, mojitos and martinis. $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Calamari
::Steel Restaurant - $1 Sake Thursday – Come sample Sake and Sushi.
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM - $12.99 Specialty Paired Pizza & Pint
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 - Kobe beef meatloaf, buttermilk-bacon smashed potatoes, squash casserole
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM. ; TIME TO WINE!! 1/2 off bottles of wine and crafts of our homemade sangria all day! Open 11am to 2 am 404.815.9243 www.cypressstreetpintandplate.com
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Nickiemoto’s – 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::Peasant Bistro - 5:30-8:30pm Jazz Night with $4 Martinis and $5 Appetizers at the bar
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Industry Night- $3 Beer and Shots. 9:00 PM-3:00 AM
::Blake's - Open 11am-3am: Texas Hold'em Poker @ 7pm; The A-List drag show @ 11pm
::Publik Atlanta - Free appetizers 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
::Atmosphere Restaurant - Live Jazz Music - $5 Wine and $5 Tapas
::Cuerno -9-11pm authentic Salsa dancing, dining, and live entertainment. Offers a full Spanish menu, featuring multiple paella dishes and an extensive range of tapas and Spanish wines.
::Georgian Terrace Hotel - Offers a martini bar, complimentary hors d'eovres and live music and entertainment on the Terrace.
::Hollywood Tans - Every Thursday from 5-7pm receive... 15% off any Double Dip package or single Double Dip in any level UV booth 10% off any packet or bottle of lotion (may be combined with the 10% EFT membership discount, may not be combined with any other offer A maximum of $25 off the prorated first month of a new or upgraded All-Inclusive Membership (no money or in-store credit if prorated is less than $25) It's time for a cocktail! Have you experienced the Hollywood Tans Signature Cocktail? You'll be doubly drenched with color in one of our proprietary booths and then bronzed to perfection with our incredible Instant Tan powered by Mystic. It's the ultimate body cocktail! (404) 249-7377 www.hollywoodtansatlanta.com‎
::Ray's New York Pizza - Long Island Ice Teas for $3 on Thursdays. (404) 888-9911 www.raysnewyorkpizza.com/locations/midtown/
::High Museum of Art - Toddler Thursdays - Family Program Toddler Thursday: Life-sized Self Portraits January 28, 2010, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Greene Family Education Center Free with Museum admission and free for members. Experience this popular pre-school art education program! Bring your child to look at works of art and create a masterpiece to take home. Drop by any time and stay as long as you like. A treat for parents and toddlers! No registration required. Today's project: Life-sized Self Portraits See just how big you really are! Trace your entire self on a giant piece of paper then decorate your cut-out from your nose to your clothes, all the way to your toes! http://www.high.org/ 404.733.HIGH
::Silk - 50% off sushi nigiri and sushi rolls--dinner only


*FRIDAY*
::TAP 1180 - $3 Numbers Ale and Live Band Every Friday Night! So many beers to choose from and personally recommend getting the grilled cheese!! yummmy!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Chipotle Barbeque Chicken Quesidillas:: Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano- 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 -Prime rib, sweet corn pudding, buttermilk-horseradish whipped potatoes
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::FROGS Cantina Midtown - Each Friday night, enjoy an order of Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Fajitas for Two and a pitcher of Texas Margaritas for $36.89!
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Nook - Buy one appetizer get one free from 5-7pm
::Publik Atlanta -Free appetizers 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
::Hollywood Tans - "Friendly Fridays" EFT members bring in one friend and they get one free tan (must show ID)! (404) 249-7377 http://www.hollywoodtansatlanta.com/
::Room at Twelve - Burgers and Beer on the Patio from 5 to 8 pm Build your own burger with special toppings $8 for an 8 oz. burger, $5 for a 6 oz. burger $2 bottled beers Stimulate Your Palate Half price bottles of wine $72 and more 404.418.1250 http://www.roomattwelve.com/
::Studio Bar and Lounge at the Artmore Hotel - Legal Relief Fridays - When you just need to let it all go! Get your legal relief at Studio Bar & Lounge with drink specials and our signature "Legal" cocktaisl every Friday starting at 5 pm. Complimentary valet parking. First drink free with business card and other amazaing drink specials. 404.876.6100 http://www.armorehotel.com/
::Steel Restaurant and Lounge - Every Friday, Steel features Cat Chang on piano and singing form 9-12 pm. She is an international recording artist and midtown resident singing popular cover songs. 404-477-6111 http://www.steelatlanta.com/
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - $5.00 SUBLIME DOUGHNUT BURGER!! (Think of a 1/2 lb bacon cheddar burger with a grilled Sublime Glazed Doughnut as the bun!! So yummy in your tummy) 10 pm till we run out. 404.815.9243 http://www.cypressbar.com/
::Opera Nightclub - Ladies Lockdown 8-10pm - Free entry, drinks, massages, waxing, etc. All free!
::Cosmolava - Wheel of Prizes - You can win free drinks, VIP passes, shots, etc.


*SATURDAY*
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Shrimp Quesadillas
::Vickery's - Brunch; $10 All you can eat brunch buffet, $15 Bottomless mimosas or bloodies, $1 Miller High Life; 11am-2:30pm
::Spice Market - Bento Box $16. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM Includes soup, salad, choice of beef or chicken skewers, choice of cod, salmon, or chicken curry entree & dessert.
::Ra Sushi- 1/2 off Sushi and Appetizers 3-7pm
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Brunch Served Weekends Till 3pm Brunch Menu; BRUNCH-N-TUNES (Brian and Ali singing and playing from 4pm to 7pm on the patio) 404.815.9243 www.cypressbar.com
::Front Page News -Try the original 100 item Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar! Brunch Menu
::Gordon Biersch - Served until 3pm Brunch Menu; $3.00 Mimosas & $5.00 Bloody Mary's
::Livingston - Served Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3pm Brunch Menu
::Marlows Tavern - Brunch Menu
::The Nook on Piedmont Park - :Brunch Menu
::Pacci - Brunch Menu
::South City Kitchen - Served Saturday and SundayBrunch Menu
::Table 1280 - Brunch Menu
::Room at Twelve - Burgers and Beer on the Patio from 5 to 8 pm Build your own burger with special toppings $8 for an 8 oz. burger, $5 for a 6 oz. burger $2 bottled beers Stimulate Your Palate Half price bottles of wine $72 and more 404.418.1250 http://www.roomattwelve.com/
::Hollywood Tans - STUDENT SATURDAYS 15% off any purchase of $75 or more with a valid student ID! (404) 249-7377 www.hollywoodtansatlanta.com‎

*SUNDAY*
::Gordon Biersch - NFL Sunday Ticket, $4.95 Appetizers, $1.00 Off Beers, Live Jazz, Bloody Mary Bar; $3.00 Mimosas & $5.00 Bloody Mary's; Brunch served until 3pm
::Marlow's Tavern-Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm. Brunch Buffet is only $14.99 and bottomless Mimosas for $15.
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Calmari
::The Highlander - Trivia Night! Have a bunch of useless knowledge? Turn that into a bar tab!
::One Midtown Kitchen - Make Sunday a ONEday! Come enjoy a very special menu for only $25!
::Vickery's - Brunch; $10 All you can eat brunch buffet, $15 Bottomless mimosas or bloodies, $1 Miller High Life; 11am-2:30pm
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 1pm
::Ecco - $15 Pasta or Pizza with a Beer or Glass of Wine http://www.fifthgroup.com/
::Nickiemoto's - Dollar Sushi All Day
::Blake's - Open till midnight.. full menu served till 10pm. Armorette's show @ 8pm.
::Nook - Sunday Brunch - $1 Yuenglings all day and $5 Mojitos! www.thenookatlanta.com
::Shout - All you can eat pizza and salad for $10
::Baraonda Cafe- $3.50 Bloody Mary's
::Chocolate Pink Pastry Cafe - Cupakes for $1.50. DELISH. from 7pm-8pm
::Tap - Come to TAP every Sunday to celebrate the end of the weekend and enjoy one complimentary entrée with the purchase of another of equal or lesser value. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 404.347.2220 http://www.tapat1180.com/
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Brunch Served Weekends Till 3pm Brunch Menu
::Front Page News - Try the original 100 item Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar! Brunch Menu
::Gordon Biersch - Served until 3pm Brunch Menu
::Livingston - Served Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3pm Brunch Menu
::Marlows Tavern - Brunch Menu
::The Nook on Piedmont Park - Brunch Menu ; Sundays Bacardi Party Enjoy $5 Bacardi Mojitos (lots of great flavors) and $1 Yuengling Drafts! http://www.thenookatlanta.com/ 404-745-9222
::Pacci - Brunch Menu
::South City Kitchen - Served Saturday and Sunday Brunch Menu ; Join us at South City Kitchen in Midtown and Vinings every Sunday night for a celebration of traditional BBQ. Choose from our Southern-style BBQ plate with your choice of meat and two sides starting at only $12.95 or our BBQ sandwich with two sides for only $9.50. What would BBQ be without a cold beer? We also feature $3 Sweetwater beer every Sunday, too. Reservations are recommended but not required, call 404.873.7358 (Midtown) today.
::Table 1280 - Brunch Menu ; a la carte brunch weekly every Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. 404.897.1280 http://www.table1280.com/
::Fresh To Order - $1.99 Bottomless Mimosas Pitchers for (6) People=$9.99 404-593-2333 http://www.fresh2order.com/
::Hollywood Tans - SUNSATIONAL SUNDAYS Back by popular demand - One free upgrade for every customer! (404) 249-7377 www.hollywoodtansatlanta.com‎
::Steel Restaurant and Lounge - Sunday brunch at Steel. 404-477-6111 http://www.steelatlanta.com/
::Rira Irish Pub - The beautiful voice of a traditional irish baladeer to pass away a Sunday afternoon. 404.477.1700 http://www.rira.com/
::Lobby at Twelve - Southern Fried Chicken Sunday Suppers from 4 to 8 pm Half a fried chicken with family style sides and tea for $12.50 per person Quarter of fried chicken with soda for $6 per child. 404.961.7370 http://www.lobbyattwelve.com/
::Ecco - Every Sunday, get your choice of a plate of housemade pasta or a wood-fire pizza with a glass of wine or bottle of beer for only $15/person. Reservations are recommended but not required – call 404.347.9555 or visit http://www.fifthgroup.com/ today.
::Spice Market - Sunday Night Supper every Sunday at Spice Market Midtown with a Special Three Course pre fixe menu with selections at $30 per person, 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 404.549.5450 www.spicemarketatlanta.com/index.cfm


*GENERAL*
::Midtown store @fabrikatlanta is looking for fashion addicts for sales positions. Bring your resume in at any GA location.
::Veni Vidi Vici - All Bar Menu Selections $4 Monday- Friday from 4-6:30pm
::Park Tavern- 1/2 off Sushi 10pm-Midnight Every Week Night
::One Midtown Kitchen - Bottomless Glass of Wine Daily at 5:30pm
::Oceanaire -"Lunch Box" which includes a cup of clam chowder, small caesar salad, and a pesto chicken panini for only $9.95 --- Come enjoy our new Midtown Menu & pair your meal with one of our 2010 wines - only $20.10 per bottle. Check out our menu offerings online!!
::Noodle - Daily lunch and dinner specials, everything under $10.
::Nickiemoto's - Weekdays 11:30am-2:30pm Dollar Sushi
::The Lobby at Twelve - Lobby is offering a great new lunch deal! For $8, you can enjoy ½ sandwich with soup or fries or salad, and for $12, enjoy ½ sandwich with choice of two sides, fries, salad or soup.
::Hudson Grille - Specials For The Rest of Winter - $2.00 Jager Shorties, $2.00 Jim Beam Shorties ,$2.00 Jose Cuervo Shorties, $4.00 Gran Marnier Shorties, $2.50 Pints of Bud Light, $2.75 Pints of Sam Adams , $2.50 Bottles of Michelob Ultra , $4.95 Lunch Menu Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm! , Half Price Appetizers Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm!
::Midtown Mediterranean Diner - Midtown's 24 hour diner offers a delicious breakfast served all day. The signature Salmon Benedict is a must-try.
::Vickery's Bar and Grill - Has gone green and offers a sustainable men including all natural beef and poultry, a wine list featuring several organic juices, and organiz vodkas such as Prairie and Crop Cucumber.
::Enoteca Carbonari - Enjoy a mixed grill with a bowl of salad for two people at $30. Includes italian sausage, chicken, pork chop, and lamb ribs. Plus all Feudi D'arancio wine for $3 a glass.
::Spice Market - For $30 and under "Spice Market's Stimulus Plan" can elevate and evening.
::Steel Restaurant and Lounge - Come join us from 5-6:30 Monday through Saturday for a special 3 course menu for just $25.00. Whether you are going to the theatre or just an early evening come let our Executive Chef take you on a culinary adventure. 404.477.6111 http://www.steelatlanta.com/


*January Events in Midtown Atlanta*
::Cypress Street - Beer Geek Tuesdays starts Jan 12th Featuring different breweries w/guest speakers, tastings, food pairings etc. See Cypress St. Facebook page for info.
::The Oceanaire Seafood Room - January 29th at 7:00pm we are hosting a private wine dinner featuring the Banfi Family Vintners Portfolio of wines - $65 per person ++. See website for details!
::Midtown Neighbor's Association Mixer Wed Jan 27 at Straits Atlanta Restaurant. Free apps & $5 cocktails
::Saturday, January 23rd - Naughty Nookie Adult Trivia at the Nook
::Fashion: Catwalk Meets Canvas at the High Museum of Art - Saturday January 23rd - 7 to 11pm. $25-$45. Food, fashion and art from ATL's best: http://ow.ly/Wqgf.
::Support MIDTOWN'S Grady High School Chorus and Orchestra programs and join them for a fabulous event January 22--"Voices with Strings Attached"--featuring the Grady Chamber Singers and the Grady Philharmonic Orchestra at the Atlanta Women's Club (Wimbish Mansion--1150 Peachtree). Show them some love, buy some tickets a...nd enjoy a great performance! More info at http://bit.ly/5vkU4A
::Bert's Big Adventure Charity Party - January 30 at Primal Night Club - Buzz Entertainment Magazine has teamed up with All The Hits Q100’s The Bert Show and to hold this event that will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure trip in February. Held at Primal Night Club and hosted by Bert Weiss, an additional 20% of all door proceeds will be donated to Bert’s Big Adventure. Doors open at 10pm. VIP table reservations are highly recommended at 404-886-3467.
::Watson Gallery - Through January 31st over 150 original works by gallery artists custom framed and on display.
::Fox Theatre - Young Frankenstein. January 26-31st - Tickets $18.00-$57.00. www.foxtheatre.org (404) 881-2100
::The Nook - Saturday, January 30th - It ain't too cold to boil! We are kind of tired of this cold weather so the logical solution is dressing like a Hillbilly, crushing some delicious fresh seafood, and day drinking with buckets of 5 PBRs for $10, Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill and other specials! Yup, not kidding. We will have fresh steamed oysters, boiled shrimp with sausage and corn, and sauteed clams in white wine garlic butter sauce. Plus, we will have prizes for best dressed Hillbilly and Cowgirl. The party starts at Noon and goes until... www.thenookatlanta.com 404-745-9222

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ra Sushi Hosts A "Hot Mess" Flickr Contest

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LIGHTS! CAMERAS! FLICKR ACTION!
RA Sushi Atlanta PLANS HOT MESS PHOTO CONTEST ON FLICKR
Heres something to chew on and mull over with anticipation: RA Sushi is planning some photo and social networking fun involving eating! Save the dates of January 25 and February 28 to come to RA Sushi in Midtown and test out the...ir new Hot Mess roll -- crispy rice balls topped with spicy king crab mix, baked and finished with jalapeños and cilantro. But wait, theres more! Bring your friends and gather round for a Hot Mess photo . . . in other words, instead of saying cheese, theyll be chomping on the Hot Mess roll. Join the RA Sushi Atlanta Flickr group Its a Hot Mess! and post your photo in categories such as The Hottest Hot Mess, The Messiest Hot Mess, and The Biggest Hot Mess. Invite your friends to comment on it, and you might win a $50 or $25 gift certificate to RA Sushi or a complimentary appetizer card. Winning photos will go up on RA Sushis Facebook page.Regardless, youll have a wild time with your friends eating sushi at this sizzling restaurant and bar and grinning as you click through Flickr.
And don't be shy cause I will be posting some of my favorite Hot Mess pictures right here on my Everything Midtown Atlanta blog!
More details to come!
RA Sushi: 1080 Peachtree Street at 1010 Midtown; 404-267-0114.
(courtesy of "The Dish" http://www.melissalibbypr.com/)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Midtown Atlanta: Weekend Brunch

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(picture of Marlows Tavern Fiery Breakfast Burrito)

Love a good Weekend brunch? I know I do! Below are some of my favorite weekend brunches featured in Midtown Atlanta each and every Sunday! Enjoy :)

::Cypress Street Pint and Plate::
Served Weekends Till 3pm
Brunch Menu

::Front Page News::
Try the original 100 item Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!
Brunch Menu

::Gordon Biersch::
Served until 3pm
Brunch Menu

::Livingston::
Served Saturday and Sunday 10:30am - 3pm
Brunch Menu

::Marlows Tavern::
Brunch Menu

::The Nook on Piedmont Park::
Brunch Menu

::Pacci::
Brunch Menu

::South City Kitchen::
Served Saturday and Sunday
Brunch Menu

::Table 1280::
Brunch Menu

Midtown Week: 01.18.10 - 01.24.10



*MONDAY*
::Steamhouse Lounge - $10 One Pound Crab Dinner
::Tijuana Garage - Muchas Gracias Monday
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici- $4 Bar Selections including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Monday 20 cent wings 7-11pm :: Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
:: Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Zocalo - 5-10pm $5 House Margaritas
::Peasant Bistro - All You Can Eat Mussels Night for $15; With A Bottomless Glass Of Wine $20
::Blake's - Industry Night - Full Menu served 'till 10pm! Drag on The Edge Show at 11pm
::Shout - $10 All You Can Eat Tapas
::La Tavola - Molto Monday! $10 for a plate of housemade pasta!
::Hudson Grille - $5 Burgers; 1/2 Priced Appetizers after 11pm
::Mellow Mushroom - Trivia Night! Pizza and Beer Specials!
*TUESDAY*
::Einsteins - 1/2 price bottle wine all day
::Marlow's Tavern - $2 Tuesdays with $2 tacos and $2 beers
::Steamhouse Lounge - $1 Beers All Night
::The Highlander - All You Can Eat Crab Legs for $19.95
::Twisted Taco - 1/2 off Quesadillas, 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Tijuana Garage - 8:30-10:30pm Team Trivia
::Little Azio - Pastafest! Any pasta $6.99!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food- Appetizer of The Day: Queso Flameado con Chorizo
::Park Tavern - $1 Draft Beer (When It Rains, They Pour)
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM; 1/2 off Wine
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant - 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 - Half roasted chicken with natural jus, new potatoes, asparagus
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - $1 Mini - Burgers - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.; Cypress Street Beer Geek Tuesdays Unibroue (you-knee-brew) beer and cheese pairing coming up this Tuesday. Brewery is out of Quebec and is all Belgian style beer.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Halo - $3 Bubbly and Champagne Cocktails. 5:00 PM-3:00 AM::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 8pm
::Nickiemoto's - Dollar Sushi All Day; 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::Blake's - 1/2 price appetizers ALL DAY! Trivia @ 9pm
::Nook - Free team trivia at 8:30pm
::Loca Luna - All You Can Eat Tapas for $15
::Trivia anyone? Tuesday night is the night for it! Try Midtown spots The Nook, On Piedmont Park, Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta, Publik Atlanta, Blake's On The Park...all hosting trivia tonight and every Tuesday night!
::Atmosphere Restaurant - $25 3 Course Menu
*WEDNESDAY*
::Steamhouse Lounge - $5 Dozen Oysters
::Gordon Biersch - $1 off lagers all day! Pair that with a $10 lunch or happy hour! Also $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Twisted Taco - Karaoke Wednesdays! Buy 1 get 1 FREE appetizers! $4 margaritas!! Eat, Drink, Get Twisted!! 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Steel Restaurant - 5-7pm complementary sushi and signature cocktails
::O'Terrills - Girls' Night Out - $5 Martinis & Cosmopolitans. $2 Soft Tacos
::Park Tavern- 1/2 off bottles of wine!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Shrimp Quesidillas
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 -Southern fried catfish, creamy yellow grits with pimentos, fresh herb tartar sauce
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM. - Trivia Night 8-10pm http://www.cypressbar.com/
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Room at Twelve - $10 All U Can Eat Sushi Rolls & $5 Bottomless Sake. 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 8pm
::Eno - Wine Tasting and Free Tapas 6:30-8:30pm for $10
::Nickiemoto’s – 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::The Nook - Half priced select bottles of wine
::Ray's New York Pizza- Trivia Night!::Laughing Skull Lounge - Comedy Gold Open Mic
::Publik Atlanta - Wii Night!
::Blake's - 1/2 price appetizers ALL DAY!
::Chocolate Pink Pastry Cafe - Cupakes for $1.50. DELISH. from 6pm-7pm
::Atmosphere Restaurant - $25 3 Course Menu
::Hudson Grille- Get a FREE six pack of wings with ANY Pitcher of Beer!
::Mellow Mushroom - Live Music! Pizza and Beer Specials!
*THURSDAY*
::The Nook - Stuffed Burger Night
::Steamhouse Lounge - $6.50 Fried Shrimp Basket
::Einsteins - "Thursday Night Live" tonight! Get to Einsteins for great live music and the best patio in town! Show starts at 7pm! $2 off glasses of wine (yep, even the pricey ones) and $5 margaritas, mojitos and martinis. $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Calamari
::Steel Restaurant - $1 Sake Thursday – Come sample Sake and Sushi.
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM - $12.99 Specialty Paired Pizza & Pint
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 - Kobe beef meatloaf, buttermilk-bacon smashed potatoes, squash casserole
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - 1/2 Price Wine - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Nickiemoto’s – 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::Peasant Bistro - 5:30-8:30pm Jazz Night with $4 Martinis and $5 Appetizers at the bar
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Industry Night- $3 Beer and Shots. 9:00 PM-3:00 AM
::Blake's - Open 11am-3am: Texas Hold'em Poker @ 7pm; The A-List drag show @ 11pm
::Publik Atlanta - Free appetizers 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
::Atmosphere Restaurant - Live Jazz Music - $5 Wine and $5 Tapas
::Cuerno -9-11pm authentic Salsa dancing, dining, and live entertainment. Offers a full Spanish menu, featuring multiple paella dishes and an extensive range of tapas and Spanish wines.
::Georgian Terrace Hotel - Offers a martini bar, complimentary hors d'eovres and live music and entertainment on the Terrace.
*FRIDAY*
::TAP 1180 - $3 Numbers Ale and Live Band Every Friday Night! So many beers to choose from and personally recommend getting the grilled cheese!! yummmy!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Chipotle Barbeque Chicken Quesidillas:: Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano- 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 -Prime rib, sweet corn pudding, buttermilk-horseradish whipped potatoes
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::FROGS Cantina Midtown - Each Friday night, enjoy an order of Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Fajitas for Two and a pitcher of Texas Margaritas for $36.89!
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Nook - Buy one appetizer get one free from 5-7pm
::Publik Atlanta -Free appetizers 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
*SATURDAY*
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Shrimp Quesadillas
::Vickery's - Brunch; $10 All you can eat brunch buffet, $15 Bottomless mimosas or bloodies, $1 Miller High Life; 11am-2:30pm
::Spice Market - Bento Box $16. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM Includes soup, salad, choice of beef or chicken skewers, choice of cod, salmon, or chicken curry entree & dessert.
::Ra Sushi- 1/2 off Sushi and Appetizers 3-7pm
*SUNDAY*
::Gordon Biersch - NFL Sunday Ticket, $4.95 Appetizers, $1.00 Off Beers, Live Jazz, Bloody Mary Bar
::Marlow's Tavern-Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm. Brunch Buffet is only $14.99 and bottomless Mimosas for $15.
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Calmari
::The Highlander - Trivia Night! Have a bunch of useless knowledge? Turn that into a bar tab!
::One Midtown Kitchen - Make Sunday a ONEday! Come enjoy a very special menu for only $25!
::Vickery's - Brunch; $10 All you can eat brunch buffet, $15 Bottomless mimosas or bloodies, $1 Miller High Life; 11am-2:30pm
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 1pm
::Ecco - $15 Pasta or Pizza with a Beer or Glass of Wine http://www.fifthgroup.com/
::Nickiemoto's - Dollar Sushi All Day
::Blake's - Open till midnight.. full menu served till 10pm. Armorette's show @ 8pm.
::Nook - Sunday Brunch - $1 Yuenglings all day and $5 Mojitos! www.thenookatlanta.com
::Shout - All you can eat pizza and salad for $10
::Baraonda Cafe- $3.50 Bloody Mary's
::Chocolate Pink Pastry Cafe - Cupakes for $1.50. DELISH. from 7pm-8pm
::Tap - Enjoy one complementary entree with the purchase of another of equal or lesser value. http://www.tapat1180.com/
*GENERAL*
::Midtown store @fabrikatlanta is looking for fashion addicts for sales positions. Bring your resume in at any GA location.
::Veni Vidi Vici - All Bar Menu Selections $4 Monday- Friday from 4-6:30pm
::Park Tavern- 1/2 off Sushi 10pm-Midnight Every Week Night
::One Midtown Kitchen - Bottomless Glass of Wine Daily at 5:30pm
::Oceanaire -"Lunch Box" which includes a cup of clam chowder, small caesar salad, and a pesto chicken panini for only $9.95 --- Come enjoy our new Midtown Menu & pair your meal with one of our 2010 wines - only $20.10 per bottle. Check out our menu offerings online!!
::Noodle - Daily lunch and dinner specials, everything under $10.
::Nickiemoto's - Weekdays 11:30am-2:30pm Dollar Sushi
::The Lobby at Twelve - Lobby is offering a great new lunch deal! For $8, you can enjoy ½ sandwich with soup or fries or salad, and for $12, enjoy ½ sandwich with choice of two sides, fries, salad or soup.
::Hudson Grille - Specials For The Rest of Winter - $2.00 Jager Shorties, $2.00 Jim Beam Shorties ,$2.00 Jose Cuervo Shorties, $4.00 Gran Marnier Shorties, $2.50 Pints of Bud Light, $2.75 Pints of Sam Adams , $2.50 Bottles of Michelob Ultra , $4.95 Lunch Menu Monday through Friday from 11am to 4pm! , Half Price Appetizers Monday through Friday from 4pm to 6pm!
::Midtown Mediterranean Diner - Midtown's 24 hour diner offers a delicious breakfast served all day. The signature Salmon Benedict is a must-try.
::Vickery's Bar and Grill - Has gone green and offers a sustainable men including all natural beef and poultry, a wine list featuring several organic juices, and organiz vodkas such as Prairie and Crop Cucumber.
::Enoteca Carbonari - Enjoy a mixed grill with a bowl of salad for two people at $30. Includes italian sausage, chicken, pork chop, and lamb ribs. Plus all Feudi D'arancio wine for $3 a glass.
::Spice Market - For $30 and under "Spice Market's Stimulus Plan" can elevate and evening.
*January Events in Midtown Atlanta*
::The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns to theatres later this month (January 13-24) but check out the AJFF Gala Concert TONIGHT at the Woodruff Arts Center Symphony Hall in Midtown. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform Jewish-themed Hollywood classics--music from favorites such as Exodus, Driving Miss Daisy, S...chindler's List and Life is Beautiful. The event celebrates the AJFF's 10th Annual milestone! http://ajff.inticketing.com/films/50364
::Cypress Street - Beer Geek Tuesdays starts Jan 12th Featuring different breweries w/guest speakers, tastings, food pairings etc. See Cypress St. Facebook page for info.
::The Oceanaire Seafood Room - January 29th at 7:00pm we are hosting a private wine dinner featuring the Banfi Family Vintners Portfolio of wines - $65 per person ++. See website for details!
::Midtown Neighbor's Association Mixer Wed Jan 27 at Straits Atlanta Restaurant. Free apps & $5 cocktails
::Saturday, January 23rd - Naughty Nookie Adult Trivia at the Nook
::Fashion: Catwalk Meets Canvas at the High Museum of Art - Saturday January 23rd - 7 to 11pm. $25-$45. Food, fashion and art from ATL's best: http://ow.ly/Wqgf.
::Support MIDTOWN'S Grady High School Chorus and Orchestra programs and join them for a fabulous event January 22--"Voices with Strings Attached"--featuring the Grady Chamber Singers and the Grady Philharmonic Orchestra at the Atlanta Women's Club (Wimbish Mansion--1150 Peachtree). Show them some love, buy some tickets a...nd enjoy a great performance! More info at http://bit.ly/5vkU4A
::Bert's Big Adventure Charity Party - January 30 at Primal Night Club - Buzz Entertainment Magazine has teamed up with All The Hits Q100’s The Bert Show and to hold this event that will benefit Bert’s Big Adventure trip in February. Held at Primal Night Club and hosted by Bert Weiss, an additional 20% of all door proceeds will be donated to Bert’s Big Adventure. Doors open at 10pm. VIP table reservations are highly recommended at 404-886-3467.
::Watson Gallery - Through January 31st over 150 original works by gallery artists custom framed and on display. http://www.watsongallery.net/

Friday, January 15, 2010

Midtown Review: Twisted Taco

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I have been to the Twisted Taco in Roswell and have loved it. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, pretty much have never had any complaints. So today for lunch some coworkers and I decided to go to Twisted Taco in Midtown for lunch. This location is much smaller than the Roswell or Kennesaw location but has a great city feel to it! We were seated in this back room. It felt awkward sitting here because there were only 3 tables bunched together next to some arcade games. I honestly could have turned and started a conversation with the table right next to us. Our waitress must have been serving the whole restaurant because she was very busy; always running around and making quick orders which made me feel extremely rushed. We ordered some chips and salsa for the table (which you have to pay for... it isnt complementary like other restaurants) but it was a combination plate of 3 different salsas and chips and was pretty good. I then ordered some queso dip for myself but when it came it was soo cold. Seriously it was so cold I wondered how the cheese could still be a liquid! So I asked if they could heat it up. When it came back it was scolding hot and bubbling. Well I guess I got what I asked for, but it would have been nice if they could have found a medium in between the two temperatures. I personally ordered for my meal a regular chicken and cheese taco with NOTHING else on it. That's it! You would think that would be simple. When it came it was cheese and chicken and this spicy sauce that they drenched the taco in. It was gross, and I barely ate any of it. I didn't even take a picture of it because it looked like taco soup because there was so much spicy sauce. My coworkers meal looked really good so I took a picture of his. It looks like they give a pretty generous portion of guacamole and sour cream with the salad. He said that salad had way too much dressing on it but was wonderful and would definitely order it again. We arrived at Twisted Taco at 12:30 for lunch and didn't pay our check till 1:45. The food took FOREVER to make. I would have thought being located in the center of a city they would have a faster lunch for business people (like me) who only have a certain amount of time to eat. But no, our meal took one hour and 15 minutes! I'm hoping that my experience with Twisted Taco in Midtown was just a coincedence and that this really doesn't happen to everyone that comes through their door!

♥ Valentine's Day in Midtown Atlanta ♥



The Melting Pot
Valentine's Weekend February 13th & 14th - Opening at Noon.
Whether your are rekindling an old flame or starting a new fire, The Melting Pot is the perfect place to stir up some romance. Join us for a five-course prix-fixe menu specially designed to melt your Valentines' heart.Click Here for More Details about our Valentine's Menu

Lobby at TWELVE
Lobby will be offering a special three-course menu, in addition to the regular dinner menu, that is sure to spark you and your lover’s taste buds this Valentine’s Day. Dinner will be made complete with a complimentary rose for each couple! Watch sparks fly this Valentine’s Day, make your reservation at Lobby today, call 404.961.7370 or visit lobbyattwelve.com.

Room at TWELVE
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your love at Room at TWELVE. Enjoy special menu features including Arugula Salad with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette and Maple Leaf Duck Breast with Pomegranate Reduction, ending perfectly with featured dessert, Red Velvet Bombs topped with Grand Marnier Caramel. A lovely rose will be given to all couples! For more information call 404-418-1250 or visit roomattwelve.com.

ONE
ONE. midtown kitchen is celebrating Valentine’s Day all weekend long, offering additional menu items starting the Friday before the big day! On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, ONE will be opening its doors early at 3 p.m., for all to enjoy a romantic meal complete with something sweet for all couples to take home. To make a reservation call 404.892.4111 or visit onemidtownkitchen.com.

TAP
TAP is offering the best of both worlds for singles and couples this Valentine’s Day. A “Feed Your Lover’s” dinner will be hosted upstairs, and for $39 per person, each couple will enjoy a 4 course meal of their own, complete with a sweet treat to take home. Singles will have the chance to mingle downstairs at TAP, where a number of “singles specials” will be offered. For reservations or more information please call 404.347.2220 or visit tapat1180.com.

Bakeshop
This Valentine’s Day Bakeshop will launch its much anticipated “dessert bar” highlighting assorted pastry treats that feature key ingredients such as silky chocolate, sweet fruit, or melt-in-your-mouth custard. Come to Bakeshop to enjoy or pick up a few to go, either way these deliciously sweet treats are sure to satisfy your lover’s sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day. For more information call 404.892.9322 or visit bakeshopatl.com.

TWO urban licks
Dine at TWO urban licks this Valentine’s Day; enjoy the ambience from a live band, and a great view of the city. Chef Cameron Thompson will make the night memorable with menu specials highlighting his fiery American cooking. Complimentary roses will be given to each couple. Make your night one to remember at TWO urban licks this Valentine’s Day. To make a reservation call 404-323-4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com.

Front Page News
Valentine’s Day Romance Brunch Specials

Oceanaire
♥ LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE OCEANAIRE!! ♥ Valentine's day is right around the corner! ♥ Don't wait until the last minute this year! ♥ We are extending our hours of operation Saturday February 13th & Sunday February 14th from 4PM-11PM. ♥ Come and celebrate in style at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Atlanta!!!See More at theoceanaire.com

La Tavola

There's a good reason why the tomato is also know as the "apple of love." In addition to our regular menu, La Tavola will feature a deliciously decadent $49/person four-course prix fixe dinner menu. And since it's available all Valentine's weekend--you may find yourself doing it more than once.AntipastoCelery, walnut and Gala apple salad with Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese and Meyer lemon vinaigrettePrimoGarganelli with wild boar Bolognese, Cippollini onions, Pecorino Toscana fondutaSecondoWild striped bass with Castelluccio lentils, artichoke crema and speckDolceWarm crepes with sweet ricotta and chocolate shaving and roasted strawberry-rose petal sauceTo reserve your seats today, call 404.873.5430 or visit http://latavolatrattoria.com/.

Baraonda Café
Valentines Day Reservations
January 07, 2010
Baroanda will be taking reservations for parties of 2 or more on Saturday night February 13th starting at 8:00 and Sunday February 14th starting 6:30. Make yours today!
El Taco
To El With Valentines Day - Single on Valentine's Day? No problem--El Taco's got what you need. We'll be celebrating non-couples all weekend long with drink specials like $2 Miller High Lifes and $4 Hornitos Mischieve tequila shots for the fellas and $5 champagne mojitos and house margaritas for the lovely ladies. Get your picture taken with a "new friend" in our fun photobooth or see what the future holds with our tarot card reader.Plus, we'll have ladies-only Wheel of Taco spins for great prizes like Natural Body Spa and Helmet Salon gift cards. So, be glad your single and come to El Taco this Valentine's weekend. Who knows what kind of trouble you might get in to? For more information and reservations for parties of 7 or more, call 404.873.4656 today!

Lots more to come and will be posted as they are announced!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Midtown Highlight: Rira Irish Pub

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Each week I will be highlighting a Midtown restaurant in the area that I feel my followers would like to know more about. I will ask the questions that my followers would like me to ask and hold an interview with the manager at each Midtown restaurant.

This week I have chosen Rira Irish Pub on Crescent St. as the Midtown highlight of the week! I interviewed Spencer, the manager, as well as a couple waitresses about their experience in Atlanta and working at Rira!

1) How would you describe the food that Rira Irish Pub serves?
::: "Traditional Irish Fare coupled with American bar classics."

2) What is one interesting characteristic about Rira Irish Pub that sets it apart from other restaurants in Midtown?
:::"Authenticity. Everything in the restaurant has been dismantled from shipyards in Ireland. Everything has a story behind it." (More on this below)

3) @GoKTGo Question : Are all your employees brought over from Ireland?
:::"About half of our employees came over from Ireland. They are here on a 12 month Visa.

4) @GoKTGo Question : Do they bring employees over from Ireland for all the Rira's in America or just the Atlanta location?
:::"Yes, they bring them over for all the locations in America."

5) How did you select the employees to bring over to the Atlanta Rira?
:::" We recruit people in Ireland, hold interviews, place ads in local newspapers, and eventually offer the ones we have selected the job!"

6) I then asked one of the servers from Ireland, James, about how he has adjusted to the American lifestyle.
:::"It was a pretty easy adjustment. Being away from my family has been hard though. Christmas was also interesting here in America. Back in Ireland, everything is closed for a whole week surrounding Christmas. Here in America, everything is just closed on Christmas day. That definitely took a lot of adjusting too."

7) What is your favorite beer that you serve and why?
::: "Guinness. We have the perfect pint. We take the production and service of our Guinness very seriously. We do a traditional 2 part pour. We put a lot of money into the care of the beer. We always make sure it is served at the correct temperature. We even do a training of our staff on how to pour the perfect Guinness for our guests."

8) What is your most popular item on the menu?
::: "Fish and chips. Our food is made from scratch, nothing is ever frozen. The fish and chips is very popular because it is made with fresh cod. "

9) Tell me more about the structure and design of your restaurant.
:::"Our floors come from the same shipyard where the Titanic was built in Belfast. The bar comes from salvage yards and old churches in the 1900's. Our front doors came from a clothing shop in Dublin. These doors are 250 years old. Our bookshelves are also over 100 years old. Everything in Rira has a story behind it. We also merge the American and Irish culture in Rira. We have pictures of people of Irish decent in Atlanta like Margaret Mitchell whose family came from over to America from Ireland. Our back Harbor Bar is from a Shop Bar in Ireland. See in Ireland, shops were people buy their necessities are often attached to a bar. So while they are there shopping, they can have a pint as well. Our Harbor bar is part of one of these half and half shop bars in Port Stewart, Ireland."

10) How did you (Spencer) become the manager of the Atlanta Rira Irish Pub?
:::" I have been working for Rira for 10 years. I worked at Rira through college and evenually began to open up some of the restaurants in other parts of the country."

11) Are Ireland natives offended by the "Irish Car Bomb" drink?
::: "Haha, I personally do not take offense to it but back in Ireland many of the older generations finds the saying extremely offensive."

12) What has impressed you about America?
:::"The people here are so wonderful. They are so nice and have impressed me."

13)We love Irish pubs here in America. Is American food as popular in Ireland?
:::"Yes, we have a bunch of American diners in Ireland and they all have jukeboxes in them. We have an Eddie Rockets in Ireland which is similar to the Johnny Rockets here in America. It is always crowded and attracts a lot of families. In the big cities there are a lot of American diners like TGIFridays. We also have a big diner chain in Ireland called Captain America. They are pretty popular."

14) @DatealiciousATL Question -Will you be having any viewing parties for the World Cup?
:::"We have had all the World Cup qualifiers on our televisions and will continue to show all the World Cup games."

15) I then asked one of the waitresses: What is your best experience in Atlanta?
:::"We have gone to see the Hawks, Thrashers, Falcons, Braves, and even the U2 Concert. My favorite experience was the Lady Gaga concert at the Fox Theatre and we actually got to meet her!"

16) If you had to pick one other Midtown restaurant that you enjoy what would it be and why?
:::"Definitely the Vortex. They are awesome! They have great food, great beer lise, and no nonsense. The Vortex would definitely be our sister restaurant in Midtown."

17) Weekly specials at Rira Irish Pub?
:::"Happy hour is everyday from 4-7pm. We have $4 Harp and Yuengling and also our signature drink called 12th and Crescent."

18) Weekly events or entertainment?
:::"Yes, every Tuesday night we have our Pub Quiz. We also have live music Wednesday and Thursday night. We have live bands as well on the weekends.

19) @AGirlNamedSEW Question - What are your vegetarian options on the menu?
:::"I am actually a vegetarian myself. We do have a veggie burger even though it is not listed on the menu. You can also turn in burger that is on the menu into a veggie burger. My favorite thing to do is put a veggie burger inside the reuben sandwich. We also have hummus wraps and nachos without the meat."

20) I then asked one of the waitresses was has been one thing that is drastically different in America than in Ireland?
:::"Apartments! It is so weird that you have to furnish apartments here in Atlanta. Back in Ireland, if you were apartment searching everything would be furnished. It would be crazy to rent an apartment if they didn't already provide you a bed. It is so weird here that you look for apartments and the rooms are empty. Furniture is expensive!"


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Midtown Review: Dressed "Salads With Style"

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I always crave salads but have always had a hard time finding a great salad that is quick and easy. I always end up going through a drive thru joint with the intentions of ordering one of their salads... but as soon as I get up to order, I smell that fried goodness and always end up ordering something completely unhealthy for myself. So when I heard of Dressed in Midtown, I thought that it was a great idea. The delivery of healthy salads! Of course, you can eat inside at their location, but I chose to have it delivered for lunch. To begin with, delivery orders must be at least $10 which kinda stinks when one of their salads is around $7-$9. So I decided to order two (since I had a coupon) and decided I would just eat the second one tomorrow. If you take a look at their online delivery menu (http://www.dressedsalads.com/delivery.asp) you can see the array of choices they have to offer for your salad. Five different kinds of greens to choose from, 55 toppings to choose from (you get to pick 4 toppings per salad; any additional is 50 cents), 12 different types of meat (these are additional $ as well), and 24 different dressings to top off your self-built salad. The toppings include an array of items such as crispy chinese noodles, mandarin oranges, dried cherries, sliced almonds, grilled asparagus, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and many, many more. The variety of meat options include grilled chicken, cajun chicken, grilled steak, ham, salami, turkey, tofu, egg whites, and thick cute bacon. And finally the dressings range from a delicious blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette to a dijon wasabi ginger vinaigrette and everything in between!


So after reading carefully over all the options, I decided on my salad. Baby spinach with raisens, dried cherries, grapes, and sliced almonds with the blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette dressing on the side. I called and placed my order around noon hoping that the salad would arrive within 30 minutes (it is of course delivery for a reason), but the salad did not arrive until almost an hour later which disappointed me. I became "too hungry" for a salad. Weird I know, but sometimes I just get so hungry that I want a big, juicy cheeseburger instead. So finally, after waiting the salad was finally delivered. The delivery man was very nice and welcoming. I received my salad and rushed to the kitchen because I was STARVING. But luckily this salad wasn't the kind where you receive a boat full of lettuce with a few toppings sprinkled on top. No, this salad was heavy and full of toppings. So many toppings that I ultimately ate all the lettuce and had plenty of toppings left in the bottom (you never see that happen). The salad was wonderful and fresh and the fruits were the perfect compliment.


The only downside to Dressed were the pricy salads. Yes I know that $8 isn't that much but when my salad only contains lettuce, raisens, cherries, and grapes it can be kind of pricy to order often. I also didn't like how long it took to deliver the salad. I usually order delivery because (1) I dont have time to drive to a restaurant and (2) I like the convenience of having it delivered to my door. I could have probably driven to Dressed, eaten in the restaurant, and driven back to work by the time the delivery guy showed up at my door with the salad.


But overall, I truly enjoyed the salad from Dressed and would order from them again. The salad was wonderful and delicious. You can't really see the toppings in the picture because they are all sitting in the bottom because there are so many that its so heavy. It is also is sized enough for 2 meals. But mine was so delicious I couldnt stop eating it (which rarely happens for me with a salad.)


Dressed has 3 locations in the Atlanta area; Midtown, Buckhead and Perimeter. I have also attached the coupon for $2 off Dressed which is good through 1/31/2010. Feel free to use it and let me know how your Dressed experience was!

You can see their full menu and contact information on their website at http://www.dressedsalads.com/



Monday, January 11, 2010

Everything Midtown Week: 01.11.10 - 01.17.10

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(picture of Park Tavern on Piedmont Park)


*Monday*
::Steamhouse Lounge - $10 One Pound Crab Dinner
::Tijuana Garage - Muchas Gracias Monday
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici- $4 Bar Selections including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Monday 20 cent wings 7-11pm
:: Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
:: Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Zocalo - 5-10pm $5 House Margaritas
::Peasant Bistro - All You Can Eat Mussels Night for $15; With A Bottomless Glass Of Wine $20
::Blake's - Industry Night - Full Menu served 'till 10pm! Drag on The Edge Show at 11pm
::Shout - $10 All You Can Eat Tapas


*Tuesday*
::Einsteins - 1/2 price bottle wine all day
::Marlow's Tavern - $2 Tuesdays with $2 tacos and $2 beers
::Steamhouse Lounge - $1 Beers All Night
::The Highlander - All You Can Eat Crab Legs for $19.95
::Twisted Taco - 1/2 off Quesadillas, 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Tijuana Garage - 8:30-10:30pm Team Trivia
::Little Azio - Pastafest! Any pasta $6.99!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food- Appetizer of The Day: Queso Flameado con Chorizo
::Park Tavern - $1 Draft Beer (When It Rains, They Pour)
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM; 1/2 off Wine
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant - 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 - Half roasted chicken with natural jus, new potatoes, asparagus
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - $1 Burgers - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Halo - $3 Bubbly and Champagne Cocktails. 5:00 PM-3:00 AM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 8pm
::Nickiemoto's - Dollar Sushi All Day; 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::Blake's - 1/2 price appetizers ALL DAY! Trivia @ 9pm
::Nook - Free team trivia at 8:30pm
::Loca Luna - All You Can Eat Tapas for $15
::Trivia anyone? Tuesday night is the night for it! Try Midtown spots The Nook, On Piedmont Park, Ri Ra Irish Pub - Atlanta, Publik Atlanta, Blake's On The Park...all hosting trivia tonight and every Tuesday night!



*Wednesday*
::Steamhouse Lounge - $5 Dozen Oysters
::Gordon Biersch - $1 off lagers all day! Pair that with a $10 lunch or happy hour! Also $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Twisted Taco - Karaoke Wednesdays! Buy 1 get 1 FREE appetizers! $4 margaritas!! Eat, Drink, Get Twisted!! 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Steel Restaurant - 5-7pm complementary sushi and signature cocktails
::O'Terrills - Girls' Night Out - $5 Martinis & Cosmopolitans. $2 Soft Tacos
:Park Tavern- 1/2 off bottles of wine! $1 Draft Beer (When It Rains, They Pour)
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Shrimp Quesidillas
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 -Southern fried catfish, creamy yellow grits with pimentos, fresh herb tartar sauce
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM. - Trivia Night!
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Room at Twelve - $10 All U Can Eat Sushi Rolls & $5 Bottomless Sake. 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 8pm
::Eno - Wine Tasting and Free Tapas 6:30-8:30pm for $10
::Nickiemoto’s – 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::The Nook - Half priced select bottles of wine
::Ray's New York Pizza- Trivia Night!
::Laughing Skull Lounge - Comedy Gold Open Mic
::Publik Atlanta - Wii Night!
::Blake's - 1/2 price appetizers ALL DAY!



*Thursday*
::The Nook - Stuffed Burger Night
::Steamhouse Lounge - $6.50 Fried Shrimp Basket
::Einsteins - "Thursday Night Live" tonight! Get to Einsteins for great live music and the best patio in town! Show starts at 7pm! $2 off glasses of wine (yep, even the pricey ones) and $5 margaritas, mojitos and martinis. $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Calamari
::Steel Restaurant - $1 Sake Thursday – Come sample Sake and Sushi.
::Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano - 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM - $12.99 Specialty Paired Pizza & Pint
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 - Kobe beef meatloaf, buttermilk-bacon smashed potatoes, squash casserole
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - 1/2 Price Wine - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Flying Biscuit Midtown - Free Kid's Meal with Adult Meal Purchase. 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Nickiemoto’s – 4-7pm 50% off Dumplings
::Peasant Bistro - 5:30-8:30pm Jazz Night with $4 Martinis and $5 Appetizers at the bar
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Industry Night- $3 Beer and Shots. 9:00 PM-3:00 AM
::Blake's - Open 11am-3am: Texas Hold'em Poker @ 7pm; The A-List drag show @ 11pm



*Friday*
::TAP 1180 - $3 Numbers Ale and Live Band Every Friday Night! So many beers to choose from and personally recommend getting the grilled cheese!! yummmy!
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Chipotle Barbeque Chicken Quesidillas
:: Shout - $10 All-U-Can-Eat Sushi Lunch. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
::Baraonda Cafe Italiano- 15 Bottles of Wine for $15. 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
::Twisted Taco - 50% Off All Food, $3 Beer, and Other Drink Specials. 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
::Veni Vidi Vici - $4 Bar Selections Including $4 Marsala Shrimp or Ricotta Gnocchi. 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
::Dogwood Restaurant – 3 Course Dinner Plate for $25 -Prime rib, sweet corn pudding, buttermilk-horseradish whipped potatoes
::Cypress Street Pint and Plate - Appetizers are half price from 5PM - 7PM.
::Olive Bistro - $6.99 Lunch Combo. 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
::Ra Sushi - 1/2 Off Sushi and Appetizers. 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
::FROGS Cantina Midtown - Each Friday night, enjoy an order of Chicken, Shrimp and Steak Fajitas for Two and a pitcher of Texas Margaritas for $36.89!
::Silk Restaurant - $8.00 Rice Bowl Lunch Specials 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
::Gordon Biersch Brewery - $4.95 appetizer specials from 4-7PM and 10PM-close.
::Lupe Taqueria - Three tacos with two sides for $11
::Nook - Buy one appetizer get one free from 5-7pm
::High Museum of Art - Friday Night Jazz 5-10pm. $18. Featuring Justin Chesarek - Info: http://ow.ly/WPMo



*Saturday*
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Shrimp Quesadillas
::Vickery's - Brunch; $10 All you can eat brunch buffet, $15 Bottomless mimosas or bloodies, $1 Miller High Life; 11am-2:30pm
::Spice Market - Bento Box $16. 11:30 AM-2:30 PM Includes soup, salad, choice of beef or chicken skewers, choice of cod, salmon, or chicken curry entree & dessert.
::Twisted Taco - This Saturday night is Ladies Appreciation Night! Roses and Chocolate will be everywhere! $4 Vodka drinks and no cover till 11pm!



*Sunday*
::Gordon Biersch - NFL Sunday Ticket, $4.95 Appetizers, $1.00 Off Beers, Live Jazz, Bloody Mary Bar
::Marlow's Tavern-Sunday brunch from 10am-3pm. Brunch Buffet is only $14.99 and bottomless Mimosas for $15.
::Uncle Julio's Mexican Food - Appetizer of The Day: Calmari
::The Highlander - Trivia Night! Have a bunch of useless knowledge? Turn that into a bar tab!
::One Midtown Kitchen - Make Sunday a ONEday! Come enjoy a very special menu for only $25!
::Vickery's - Brunch; $10 All you can eat brunch buffet, $15 Bottomless mimosas or bloodies, $1 Miller High Life; 11am-2:30pm
::Vortex Bar and Grill - Poker 1pm
::Ecco - $15 Pasta or Pizza with a Beer or Glass of Wine
::Nickiemoto's - Dollar Sushi All Day
::Blake's - Open till midnight.. full menu served till 10pm. Armorette's show @ 8pm.
::Nook - Sunday Brunch and $1 Yuenglings all day!
::Shout - All you can eat pizza and salad for $10
::Baraonda Cafe- $3.50 Bloody Mary's



*General*
:Midtown store @fabrikatlanta is looking for fashion addicts for sales positions. Bring your resume in at any GA location.
::Veni Vidi Vici - All Bar Menu Selections $4 Monday- Friday from 4-6:30pm
::Fuego Spanish Grill - $1 Tapas Every Week Night From 4-6pm, $2 Lunch Tacos
::Park Tavern- 1/2 off Sushi 10pm-Midnight Every Week Night
::One Midtown Kitchen - Bottomless Glass of Wine Daily at 5:30pm
::Oceanaire -"Lunch Box" which includes a cup of clam chowder, small caesar salad, and a pesto chicken panini for only $9.95 --- Come enjoy our new Midtown Menu & pair your meal with one of our 2010 wines - only $20.10 per bottle. Check out our menu offerings online!!
::Noodle - Daily lunch and dinner specials, everything under $10.
::Nickiemoto's - Weekdays 11:30am-2:30pm Dollar Sushi
::The Lobby at Twelve - Lobby is offering a great new lunch deal! For $8, you can enjoy ½ sandwich with soup or fries or salad, and for $12, enjoy ½ sandwich with choice of two sides, fries, salad or soup.



*January Events in Midtown Atlanta*
::The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns to theatres later this month (January 13-24) but check out the AJFF Gala Concert TONIGHT at the Woodruff Arts Center Symphony Hall in Midtown. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform Jewish-themed Hollywood classics--music from favorites such as Exodus, Driving Miss Daisy, S...chindler's List and Life is Beautiful. The event celebrates the AJFF's 10th Annual milestone! http://ajff.inticketing.com/films/50364
::Cypress Street - Beer Geek Tuesdays starts Jan 12th Featuring different breweries w/guest speakers, tastings, food pairings etc. See Cypress St. Facebook page for info.
::The Oceanaire Seafood Room - January 29th at 7:00pm we are hosting a private wine dinner featuring the Banfi Family Vintners Portfolio of wines - $65 per person ++. See website for details!
::Midtown Neighbor's Association Mixer Wed Jan 27 at Straits Atlanta Restaurant. Free apps & $5 cocktails
::Sautrday, January 23rd - Naughty Nookie Adult Trivia at the Nook
::Fashion: Catwalk Meets Canvas at the High Museum of Art - Saturday January 23rd - 7 to 11pm. $25-$45. Food, fashion and art from ATL's best: http://ow.ly/Wqgf.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Midtown Restaurant and Delivery: "Dressed" Coupon

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Print this coupon off for great savings at Dressed in Midtown! Visit their site at www.dressedsalads.com for their full menu! Enjoy :)

Access Atlanta: 12 Things To Try in 2010







Access Atlanta composes a "to-do" list of 12 things to try right here in Atlanta in 2010! You can check off a few right here in Midtown! Among them: visit the Noguchi Playscapes in Piedmont Park, walk in the tree tops this May when the Atlanta Botanical Garden opens its canopy walk and attend an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performance.




Just guessing here, but a few days ago a good number of you probably scanned your 2009 calendars or reflected on the past year and realized you didn’t do a lot of the fun things you’d planned to. You got busy; things came up; money was tight.




But it’s a new year, and you have the chance to create a cool, new must-do list. Here are 12 not-so-obvious suggestions of goals to accomplish, places to visit and experiences to be had before 2011 arrives.



1. Visit the Noguchi Playscapes in Piedmont Park
Isamu Noguchi (1904-88) was one of America’s most revered modern artists, a man who designed everything from furniture to playgrounds, including one for the United Nations. Playscapes in Piedmont Park is one of several playgrounds Noguchi designed — the only one to have been built while the sculptor was living. It is also considered to be Atlanta’s most prized piece of public art. It was officially opened in 1976, but nearly 30 years later had become rundown and a spot for vagrants. The city refurbished it for about $350,000 and it was rededicated last year.



2. Learn which fruits and vegetables are in season
You might be able to find tomatoes and asparagus in the grocery stores right now, but they’re going to lack flavor and probably be more expensive because they’re out of season. (Asparagus is spring, tomatoes mid- to late summer.) In-season vegetables and fruits typically taste better and are cheaper. If possible, start going to local outdoor farmers’ markets around the city to get in-season produce. We know for a fact that some wonderful bitter melon, used in south and east Asian food, is available at the farmer’s market on the square in Marietta in the summer. (Hint, now’s a good time to get citrus and brussels sprouts).


3. Visit Atlanta’s Central Park-lite
No, we’re not talking about Piedmont Park. We’re talking about that stretch of green space along Ponce de Leon Avenue in Druid Hills, designed by the dean of landscape architects, Frederick Law Olmsted. The Druid Hills area was designed by Olmsted, but his most famous design is Central Park in New York City. Walk through (or drive along) the Olmsted Linear Park with its undulating hills and mature stands of trees and you’ll see the kinship the park shares with its more famous cousin.


4. Worship with a faith not your own
We know we’re in the Bible Belt. And this is not suggesting you convert, but visiting a house of worship that you’re unaccustomed to, whether a synagogue, mosque or meeting house, might give you a new perspective on a particular faith.


5. Learn a few key phrases in another language
It’s not likely you have the time or perhaps patience to become fluent in another language. But with Atlanta becoming increasingly diverse, knowing how to say please and thank you, hello and goodbye in Spanish, Russian or even Portuguese could come in handy. So “Feliz ano novo!”


6. Go see Lake Lanier
You can swim in it. You can boat on it. But, most importantly, it’s our main water source here in the metro area. And, right about now, it’s full. Lanier is also the centerpiece of a big legal battle among Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee over how the water can be used in the future. If Georgia loses, Atlanta could be parched.


7. Check out the Flannery O’Connor House
Not the one in Savannah, which is the birth home, but the one in Milledgeville, on a farm called Andalusia, where O’Connor wrote two novels — “Wise Blood” and “The Violent Bear It Away” — as well as her short story collections.


8. Donate to a food bank
The Great Recession caused many to turn to food banks. Area food banks have said repeatedly that they can barely keep up with demand. So if you have the means to give, your contributions would be welcomed.


9. Pick an ethnic restaurant on Buford Highway
And go have a meal there. The stretch that leads from DeKalb County up through Gwinnett County will take you on a culinary journey from South Korea to Peru.


10. Visit the Rev. Howard Finster House
One of the most influential folk artists of his generation was Howard Finster. His ramshackle home still stands in Summerville in North Georgia. The Paradise Garden that surrounds the home still displays some of the work by the prolific artist.


11. Walk in the tree tops
One of the last expanses of forest inside the city of Atlanta is at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The first weekend in May, the Garden will open its Canopy Walk, a 600-foot elevated pathway through the city forest. Go commune with nature.


12. Go to an outdoor concert
Whether it’s the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra playing at a suburban amphitheater or a big show in Piedmont Park or the summer Friday night music series on the square in downtown Lawrenceville, there’s nothing like a serenade under the stars.






 
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