Thursday, March 31, 2011

Midtown Review: Moe's Original BBQ

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I recently made a trip to Auburn, Alabama where I went to school and saw they opened this new restaurant called Moe's Original BBQ downtown.  Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to go in Auburn, but it was so crowded that I knew I had to eventually try it out. So when I saw that a Moe's Original BBQ just opened in Atlanta as well, I was all on top of it!

Fat Matt's (a BBQ joint just down the road in Midtown) is one of the best BBQ places I have ever been to, it is seriously mouth watering. So I was excited to see what this new BBQ place called Moe's had to offer in comparison. Since it was so crowded in Auburn, I thought surely it had to be good.....well everyone in Auburn must have obviously been only drinking cause there is no way that place was that crowded just off the food. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad. It was good. Just good. The pulled pork sandwich was alright. Make sure to grab yourself some extra sauce because it seriously came out with almost none on it. Macaroni and cheese was honestly not impressive and even the sweet tea tasted like it was completely watered down. When you have a place like Fat Matt's just down the street, you really have to step your BBQ game up and Moe's Original BBQ just didn't.

I'll give Moe's Original BBQ credit for one thing though, they do have a cool atmosphere to go drink at and Thursday nights is Adult Trivia night with $2 domestic beers!

Moe's Original BBQ
349 14th Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

Celebrate Finishing Your Taxes at Ra Sushi and Spice Market!

RA Sushi Offers “Manic Monday” Special to Help Taxpayers Cope with Tax Day
Happy Hour Pricing Extended from 3 p.m. to Close at Midtown Restaurant on April 18

Atlanta (March 25, 2011) – Tax season is here, which means the dreaded day is looming. This year, the tax return deadline has been extended to Monday, April 18, adding stress to an already loathed day of the week. To give Atlanta residents incentive for getting their taxes done early or providing a little relief for those who procrastinated, RA Sushi has created a “Manic Monday” special, extending its Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to close.

To keep a little money in their pockets, on tax day guests can choose from more than 35 sushi, appetizer and tapas selections, ranging from $2 to $7. In addition, RA will continue offering its all day drink specials, including select beer, wine and sake from $2 to $6. RA Sushi’s Happy Hour typically runs from 3 to 7 p.m., but on this specific day Happy Hour specials will be offered from 3 p.m. until close.

Updated earlier this year, the Happy Hour menu has been expanded to include new menu items, plus a variety of RA’s most popular dishes. Now included in the selections are new tapas menu items: Garlic Sugar Snap Peas and Shishito Peppers. Joining the Happy Hour roundup are favorite dishes: Squid Salad, Seaweed Salad, Spicy Salmon Roll, RA Tapas, Rainbow Roll, and Tuna Tataki.

The Manic Monday special is available for dine in orders only. RA Sushi in Atlanta is located in the 1010 Midtown building at 1080 Peachtree St. For more information, call 404-267-0114.

Spice Market Offers Half Off Bottles of Wine in April
Spice Market is here to provide some much needed relief from the stresses of tax season with one incredible deal! During the entire month of April, they will be offering 50% off all bottles of wine. This special offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Braves Pub Crawl - Opening Weekend in Midtown

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Are you as excited about the 2011 Atlanta Braves season as I am? The Braves Fans Pub Crawl will be taking over Midtown at 12th and Crescent Saturday April 9th at 6pm and bringing all of those in support of the MLB's best team - the Atlanta Braves!
We'll start out in the Dugout (Deadwood Saloon) where we'll be handing out lineup cards (full Pub Crawl schedule). Every hour the Pub Crawl moves to a walkable location in Midtown including Sutra, CosmoLava, Flip Flops and more! Whether you've got a red Heyward jersey or just a Braves ballcap, wear your favorite Braves attire to be eligible for great prizes during the crawl!
Included as part of the Pub Crawl is a free specialty shot and Drink & Beer Specials at each of the 5 locations.
Ticket Price increase: Monday, April 4th. Bring your ticket stub from either Friday (4/8) or Saturday's Braves game for discount entry at the door!
Join the discussion during the event on twitter with #BravesPubCrawl

I will be giving out some free tickets to whoever correctly answers my Braves Trivia Questions on Twitter so make sure to follow me online at!

Get your tickets here!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Twitter Tuesday: Show Coupon To Get 30% Off Bill at Yeah Burger Today!

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TWITTER TUESDAY: Show this coupon to Yeah Burger's cashier for 30% off your bill all day today at both Yeah Burger locations!

Whiskey Weekends at Whiskey Park

Friday & Saturday Nights Are Heating Up at Whiskey Park
ATLANTA, GA – Weekends are for Whiskey!  Gerber Group’s Whiskey Park debuts a sizzling line-up that has the scenesters clamoring to attend. Starting with COOL Fridays and ending with WISH Saturdays, Whiskey Park’s posh party programming makes it Midtown’s ultimate nightlife destination.

Start your weekend at COOL Fridays, a party to see and be scene. Whiskey Park turns into Midtown’s hottest catwalk for the weekly fashion-forward fete.   Guests are encouraged to parade their personal style and party until closing with a rotating cast of DJs spinning indie rock, pop and house remixes.

Whiskey Park invites Atlanta’s nightlife to explore their wildest dreams at WISH Saturdays.  Many wishes will be granted at this weekly series featuring fresh tracks and the newest beats from acclaimed DJ Nica and surprise guest DJs throughout the series.  Wishers will revel in the delectable drink specials surrounded by Atlanta’s glitterati in three distinct and dramatic environments: the Gallery Bar, the Crystal Lounge and the Vault.

Whiskey Park requires no cover charge and offers weekend guests complimentary self-parking inside the 14th Street Playhouse lot.  For more information or to make table reservations, please call (404) 724-2560.

(via Allied Integrated Marketing)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sprite Step Off II at The Fox Theatre This Saturday

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Some of you all may find this surprising, but yes I was on a step team in college. So when I heard about the Sprite Step Off II this Saturday at The Fox Theatre I knew I had to go!! This is one of the most intense step competitions out there and is sure to be a great show! DJ Rock-T from the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” will be MCing the showdown and special guest, Mr. Quick, will be providing music and entertainment all evening.

*And just for my followers, I will be giving away some tickets on Twitter so make sure you follow me this week to learn how to win those tickets!*

If you would like to get a group together to attend, I also have  a special discount code just for you all!

Atlanta Sprite Step-Off II Show
$5 off Promo Code: 1735F15C
Show Starts: 5:00 PM
The Fox Theater
660 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Yours Truly Named "Most Influential Midtowner" on Twitter

Midtown Patch (Midtown's own Newsletter) and Caleb Spivak (editor of WhatNowAtlanta) recently compiled their list for the "Most Influential Midtowner" on Twitter and look who topped the list! (Can you see me smiling from here??) Yes, yours truly was #1 and I couldn't be happier. The list consists of some amazing Tweeple such as Midtown Alliance, Piedmont Park, The Fox Theatre, Kwanza Hall, High Museum of Art, Kate Thacker, Midtown Atlanta Transit, WS Provisions District, and Atlantic Station! I couldn't be more happy to be in such great company on the list!

You can read all about the Most Influential Midtowners here (in 140 characters or less of course)!

Spring Cleaning? Sell Your Stuff at The Greater Midtown Community Garage Sale

This is definitely a first of its kind (and personally I think a genius idea) 14th Street Self Storage is holding a Midtown Community Garage Sale Saturday April 16th from 8am-3pm. Instead of wasting your time driving all over Midtown neighborhoods looking for those little signs that read "Garage Sale This Way--->", make it easier on yourself and go to one place this Spring! Whether you have items to sale or looking for some great deals on new items for your home, head on over to 14th Street Storage for this huge garage sale. Hope to see you there!!

WHEN:       Saturday, April 16, 2011 -  8am - 3pm

 WHERE:      151 14th Street, in the parking lot of 14th Street Self Storage - Located on 14th Street, adjacent to the west side of the connector (the old Office Depot building)

HOW MUCH:  Nominal Charge per stall (various sizes available)

MISC:       U-Haul trucks available to haul your stuff
Food and beverages available
Rain or Shine (indoor space available)

RSVP:       Reservations of stalls a must

CONTACT:   Phone   404-870-0300   -   email

Gnocci Day at Piola in 12th and Midtown!

All you can eat Gnocchi, served in a variety of sauces, for one low price
on the 29th of every month.*
 (Tuesday, March 29th, 2011)
Piola Atlanta
1080 Peachtree St. NE Suite #9
Atlanta,GA 30309
Phone: (404)249-7019

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Disney Store Celebrates Opening in Perimeter Mall and You're Invited!

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I know this is outside of Midtown, but I figured it was such a great kid-friendly event that I had to post it!

Disney Store will celebrate the opening of the newly designed store Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. This will be the first of many newly designed Disney Stores to open in 2011. Jodi Benson, the legendary voice of Ariel, from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, will join Atlanta families in celebrating the new store opening.

The new Disney Store offers a one-of-a-kind, interactive and magical experience for Disney fans of all ages. Disney Store’s new design concept aims to deliver “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” through immersive experiences including a Disney Princess with Magic Mirror, Translucent Trees, Disney●Pixar CARS-branded Ridemakerz experience and the Disney Store Theatre featuring the latest Disney entertainment.

The first 250 guests who attend the public celebration will receive FREE Mickey Mouse ears.
With each new store opening in 2011, Disney Store will donate 10 percent of the first day’s sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the United States.

Event is free and open to the public!

Disney Store at Perimeter Mall
(Lower Level)
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30346

(source Stephanie Giles  Allied Integrated Marketing)

The Nook's 2nd Anniversary Party is This Weekend!

Its hard to believe it has been two years already but it is a good excuse for a party. Come and celebrate with The Nook all weekend with tons of specials, cool events, giveaways and more. Here is the lineup:

Friday, March 25 - Fishbowl Friday is back and you will get a half price Totcho or Hummus app with every Fishbowl you purchase AND we will be crowning the winner of our Next New Fishbowl Competition. That's right, YOUR recipe might become our next Fishbowl. The winner from last year (The Van Twinkle Effect) is still on the menu so send us your best recipe and the only requirements are that you start with one (or more) of these great Finlandia flavors (Cranberry, Lime, Mango, Wild Berries, Grapefruit, Tangerine), make it awesome, and keep the name at least rated PG-13 ;-). We will pick the best ones and then have a panel of esteemed judges vote for the winner. Deadline is March 23rd at High Noon. Send entries to:

Saturday, March 26 - You know it wouldn't be a classic Nook party without an excuse to dress up so we will be rocking the $10 Prom. Head out to the Salvation Army or Goodwill and buy the best prom outfit you can for $10. The best costumes will win a prize. Saturday will also be an epic moment in history as our brand new Totcho will be revealed (trust us, it is phenomenal). To make sure you get your Totcho fix, we will have a FREE Totcho buffet from 10pm to 11pm. We will also have some great giveaways including the next winner of FREE Totchos for a year!!!! Yup, if you win you get one free Totcho each day you come in.

Sunday, March 27 - Brunch of course! Not to mention $2 Mimosas, $1 drafts of our Nook brew, and the best patio in Atlanta.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Midtown Pop Up Shop Is Happening This Weekend!

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Welcome EVOS Midtown Back To The Neighborhood!!

Ladies Appreciation Night This Friday March 25th at CosmoLava

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Please Help Support My Sister in Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society

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My family and I recently had two close friends pass away from cancer. In honor of them, my little sister is supporting Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society! I know that many of you all don't know us personally or my family, but any support or donations would be greatly appreciated! Her goal is simply $200 so every dollar helps.

You can donate here!

Thank you so much :)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Midtown!


 March 17, 10 PM



& Harp

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern
1551 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

 MARCH 17- 20
Irish Russet Potato Soup
with Watercress Pistou

Braised Corn Beef with Cabbage &
Roasted Potatoes
with Whole Grain Mustard

Bailey's Irish Cream Mousse

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No Need For New Orleans, Celebrate Mardi Gras Right Here in Midtown

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South City Kitchen Midtown and Vinings
are Taste of New OrleansAtlanta's havens for sophisticated Southern what happens when they dive even deeper southward to New Orleans?  This is the week to find out, during "A Taste of New Orleans" South City Kitchen-style.  Through March 8, both restaurant locations will revel in all things NOLA with a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu at $32 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).  Guests will choose an appetizer of pan-roasted BBQ shrimp, oysters a la Drago, alligator and andouille sausage gumbo, chopped romaine salad, crab and crawfish ravigote or chicken liver and bacon beignets.  Entrée choices include cornmeal fried catfish, pan-seared chicken Rochambeau with country ham, pan-seared gulf fish with crawfish étouffée or veal grillades and grits.  Dessert brinks on two knock-outs:  cherry-cheese clafouti or chocolate voodoo drunken zombie cake.  Guests may opt to order à la carte from this menu, and the restaurants' regular menus also will be offered.  For reservations, call the restaurant numbers below or click here for South City Kitchen Midtown or here for South City Kitchen Vinings.

South City Kitchen Midtown:  1144 Crescent Avenue; 404-873-7358.

Mardi RAIt's easy to live it up in a big way on Fat Tuesday, March 8 at RA Sushi, the hip fusion and sushi restaurant and nightspot in Midtown. Decorations and food and drink specials set the stage for the Mardi RA MasqueRAde Ball featuring a DJ, a costume contest with a $100 first and $25 second prize, and a live drag show performance by The Armorettes from 7 - 9 p.m.  There's no cover charge to come to the ball, and costumes are highly appropriate!  Fat Tuesday party food and drinks include $5 Cajun wings, $8 voodoo rolls, $5 hur"RA"canes, $3 domestic beers and $2 hot sake.  Party cranks from 7 p.m. until closing.                                    
RA Sushi:  1080 Peachtree Street at 1010 Midtown; 404-267-0114.

SweetWater Brewery’s Dank Tank Unleashes This Friday

SweetWater Brewery’s Dank Tank Unleashes THIS FRIDAY -- March 4th at 6:30 pm


ATLANTA – Football season never ends at SweetWater, hence the release of Mean Joe Bean, a bean-to-beer experiment and the latest in the rarely released randomness dubbed their Dank Tank series. These creations emerge from SweetWater’s dark side – brewed only when the itch gets so bad, they just have to scratch it - and they are few and far between.

Mean Joe Bean will be available in 22 ounce bottles and on draft. But, Brewniversity fans need to act fast because this will be off the field before you know it, with only the jersey off its back as a souvenir; it is the perfect pint for the porter drinker and coffee lover in all of us. The first “75” guests to order a Mean Joe Bean at Deckard’s American Tavern on Friday, March 4th beginning at 6:30pm will get a limited edition Dank Tank unique stemmed glass, and SweetWater will have a unique cask version of Mean Joe Bean from head brewer Nick Nock poured through the beer engine that night as well.

Staying true to their local roots, SweetWater brewers partnered with Atlanta coffee favorites JavaVino, located in the Highlands, to create this Imperial Porter brewed with coffee beans. This coffee and wine house brings in their signature coffee from Nicaragua and is produced by co-owner Heddy Kühl’s family. The Kühl Family picks the coffee beans, exports, imports, roasts and brews them right in Atlanta. For more on JavaVino and their sixth generation family coffee farm visit Steve and Heddy will be onsite at Deckard’s American Tavern with their “Dirty Nekkid Lady” coffee which was used in the brewing process.

As the name suggests, the tale of this beer is legendary. As their creative sense of history touts, “Rodger the Dodger and his Imperial Porter bone offense didn’t stand a bat wing’s chance once we dipped our Nicaraguan bean sack through his facemask! We blindsided his 8.5% Alc/Vol jock strap back to the fields to pick more beans, resulting in this Immaculate con-Catch-tion of intense forearm shivers of chocolate malt, a body like the Bus and blitzes of gridiron hops, all clothes lined by intense coffee overtones. It’s so good that you’ll need your terrible towel to wipe the tears.”

And speaking of craft beer, join SweetWater Brewing Company March 5th for their second annual Brew Your Cask Off. Visit for info and tickets. SweetWater will also be giving away two passes to this year’s Brew Your Cask Off during their MJB launch party – drawing for the passes will be at 8pm, but don’t sweat it if you don’t win the passes, there will be other goodies given away from the brewery celebrating their newest beer throughout the night. No reservations necessary, strap on your helmet and we’ll see you at Deckard’s American Tavern.

Deckard’s American Tavern is located at 650 Ponce De Leon Avenue, #800B, Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information call 404-941-3520 or visit

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