Monday, August 27, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012


BLTs, cocktails, 'poptails' and 
Pizzeria Vesuvius resurrected

JCT. Bar (located above JCT.Kitchen on Howell Mill Road) has updated its ‘Burger and Beer’ special to suit the season – tomato season, that is. Instead of a burger, the rooftop bar is now offering a BLT with local heirloom tomato, house smoked bacon from Gum Creek Farms, arugula, and pickled jalapeno mayo paired with a Southampton Biere de Mars (it is cool fermented and aged to give it a clean, smooth, lager-like character) for $10 every Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more info, 404.355.2252 or visit Alon’s Bakery & Market in Dunwoody recently installed a new wood burning pizza oven and now offers weekly all-you-can-eat pizza nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday. For $12 per person (adults) and at no cost for children four years and younger, guests will receive unlimited pizza.  Alon’s is located at 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, 678.397.1781. For more info, visit Bring back the tradition of Sunday night dinner with family and friends at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Guests enjoy a three-course Prime Rib Dinner at a price of $29.95 each, every Sunday evening through Labor Day Weekend. New this season is the pairing of wine to complement --  B. R. Cohn North Coast Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2008/2009 -- priced at $40 a bottle. Fleming’s is located at 4501 Olde Perimeter Way, Atlanta, 770.698.8112... Haven Restaurant on Dresden Drive in Brookhaven has also added wine to its Sunday Suppers Family Night by offering carafes (full liter $20) and half carafes (half liter $10).  Each month will feature a new Italian region ( Also on Sundays, beginning August 5th, Cibo e Beve on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs will be serving a Brunch along with a selection of inspired cocktails. Executive chef Linda Harrell has created show stopping dishes, complete with a selection of housemade preserves and fresh baked breads, a lobster frittata and even an ‘Adult Pop Tart,’ (fried dough filled with homemade fruit preserves, mascarpone and vanilla walnuts.) Complimentary Prosecco will be offered throughout the inaugural Brunch on August 5th, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Call 404.250.8988 for reservations,  RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown ushers in the first of August with two icy heat beaters. The Frozen Fuzzy Momo Bellini is a slushy take on the Italian cocktail blending sparkling white wines, Cruzan Rum, yuzu and peach and strawberry purée. RA’s Frozen Red Bull Cherry Bomb is a wild ride of Red Bull, Three Olives Cherry Vodka, TY KU Soju, orange juice and a splash of Monin Cherry. The chill-thrills are $8 each. Call 404.267.0114 or visit for more... Inspired by the cocktail but a bit cooler, the neighborhood bar Corner Tavern (East Point, Edgewood, Little 5 Points and West Midtown) and King of Pops celebrate summer with a new tropical treat: the Mango Mojito ($5), the King’s latest ‘Poptail’ flavor containing rum, mango and a splash of mint. Visit for more info. 


August 1  ~ Wednesday
Rosebud ~ N. Highland Avenue
Executive chef/owner Ron Eyester of Rosebud Restaurant is kicking off Farmer’s Market month with a benefit dinner for the Morningside Farmer’s Market.  August 1st is also the date of the annual Garcia Dinner, a celebration of the late Jerry Garcia’s birthday.

August 4  ~ Saturday
Canoe Restaurant ~ Paces Ferry Rd.
Canoe restaurant joins forces with SweetWater Brewery and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) to conclude SweetWater’s Save the Hooch Campaign, as well as to celebrate the end of summer and the restaurant’s 17th year in operation. Attendees will come together in the gardens on the banks of the Chattahoochee River from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

August 5  ~ Sunday
The Inn Serenbe ~ Chattahoochee Hills, GA
Renowned chefs such  Hugh Acheson and Linton Hopkins, Steven Satterfield, Anne Quatrano, Kevin Gillespie and Ford Fry will gather for a casual Sunday supper to benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia.   In addition, guests can enjoy local beer, wine and cocktails as well as a live auction for a one-of-a-kind chef experiences. Tickets are $125 per person.

August 7  ~ Tuesday
Georgia Rib Company  ~ East Cobb
6:30 - 10 p.m., 770.635.7578 for info.

August 18  ~ Saturday
Harmony Park ~ Decatur
Gates open at 4 p.m., live music til 10 p.m.

August 23  ~ Thursday
Agave Restaurant ~ 242 Boulevard SE
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PIZZERIA VESUVIUS: Partners Matt Rupert from Noni’s, the owners of Grant Central and Thumbs Up and Chris Lopez, one of the former Bureau owners, debuted their Pizzeria Vesuvius concept in December of 2009 on Edgewood Avenue in the Sweet Auburn district downtown. In April of this year, the pizzeria was shuttered with a note on the door citing ‘closed for street car construction.’  Turns out, the folks over at P’Cheen on Highland Avenue, Alex Friedman, Keiren Neely and chef Mike LaSage, liked Vesuvius so much, they bought it. Revamping the space a bit and adding the Edgewood Speakeasy (which is tucked away behind a hidden bookshelf in the back and serves up prohibition-era inspired cocktails), the trio has reopened offering Vesuvius’ menu with a few added dishes from P’Cheen including a Bone Lick BBQ pizza with pulled pork (they are also awaiting the opening of their latest venue, Bone Lick BBQ on Huff Road on Atlanta’s Westside). Chef driven, the made-from-scratch menu not only includes NY-style and Neapolitan pies but also offers calzones, slices, subs and salads as well as house cured cold cuts and sausage. Pizzeria Vesuvius is located at 327 Edgewood Avenue.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

(available Aug. 1st in print or pdf)
•F & B (Food & Beverage)
•Cafe Agora

•Kiri Ricebar
•The Greater Good BBQ
•Senor Patron
•Chicken And The Egg
•Meat & Potato Kitchen & Bar
•White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
•Chocolate South
•Dough Bakery
•The Dunwoody Bakery
•Heavenly Desserts & Cafe
•U Swirl
•Spiral Bar & Grill
•Blue Good Bar & Kitchen
•Sledge Lounge
•Organix Food Lounge
•Dragon Gate Chinese & Sushi Bar

•Vesuvius Pizzeria

•Meehan's Public House
•Marlow's Tavern

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