How do you even begin to describe a place so wonderful as Maxine’s on Shine? How do you capture the comfortable feeling of walking into this stylish restaurant? How can you begin to tell the story of the experience you had shared over a plate of Chicken Maxine and a dish of Tiramisu? Where do you even begin?
How about with the charming couple that runs this beautiful little place. Welcomed by Kirt upon entering, he immediately made us feel as though we were at the home of a good friend. Offering up a tasty cold beverage to us, we pulled up the bar stool and began to hear the tales of how Maxine’s came to be. Kirt Earhart is a passionate yet extremely peaceful man who clearly loves what he does. His knowledge of the food they serve and how its made in-house by their chef is truly astonishing. Also, his knowledge of beer and wine is something you don’t find too much anymore in small restaurants. As we sat there sipping on a glass of Maxine’s own Rebellious Red wine, we laughed at the stories he told and we were astonished at the thought of all he brought to the table at this establishment.
Before long, we were greeted by the beautiful and welcoming Maxine. Wow. She is the perfect hostess! With rad retro glasses and some pretty red hair, she had everyone staring at her! I could see how it would be hard to take your eyes off this beauty but moreover when she began to share the story of how Maxine’s on Shine was born, I could see a light in her eyes that I rarely see in business owners anymore. As she told us the remarkable story, she smiled and looked at Kirt who happily finished her sentence. Yes, the two are married and as I watched them interact I was impressed with the way they looked at each other. They clearly adore one another and that made me have even more warm fuzzy feelings than the wine was giving me!
They signed on the dotted line and made Maxine’s theirs on Halloween 2011. Ever since then they have been going strong and making some real waves in the Orlando food world. Having been featured in numerous articles already they are getting the recognition they absolutely deserve.
521 Kitchen and Que = Our Pick for Holiday Meat!
521 Kitchen and Que is located in Atlanta off Roswell Road and is our pick for ordering your Holiday Meal this year, and dinner tonight!
Owned by local Atlanta couple, Drew and Roma Kirkland, this is by far one of the best BBQ’s we have been to. One thing that strikes us in particular about this restaurant is their commitment to locally sourced and fresh food. Also, they are vegetarian and gluten free friendly. Vegetarian? A BBQ restaurant is vegetarian friendly? Yes, believe it or not, as Roma told us, there are quite a lot of vegetarians that love to grab a bite at 521 Kitchen and Que.
As someone that works with my significant other, I loved the fact that the “521” in 521 Kitchen and Que is their anniversary date. Awe… Heart melts.
So, long story short; We sampled all the yummy goodies they have and for your holiday meals, do yourself a favor and let them cook it.
Must have picks:
Turkey – Moist and Delicious. All your guests will be impressed.
Kale Slaw – So delightful! It doesn’t have the bitterness you might expect from Kale. It is definitely worth getting
Baked Sweet Potato – Cooked perfectly, season with salt and pepper
Brisket – Melt in your mouth delicious!
Let’s just say that we loved everything we tried and we are certain you will too.
Go ahead and try them for lunch or dinner! While you are there, place your holiday order! Do it quickly!
Murphy’s Farmer’s Table Dinner Series Continues
ATLANTA – Any frequenter of Murphy’s knows that each plate is made up of delicious ingredients, locally grown and thoughtfully prepared. To honor the sources of these ingredients, Murphy’s is excited to continue their Farmer’s Table Dinner Series. Already proven to be a fan favorite after a sold out dinner in June, the series will take place the last Wednesday of each month. Guests are invited to enjoy a multi-course meal highlighting local farmers and their contributions to Murphy’s menu.
The first dinner of the series, a successful “trial run”, took place Wednesday, June 24, 2015 and featured farmer Richard Kessler (“RJ”) from Planted Rock Farms. The 4-course dinner included wine pairings and a variety of summer-inspired dishes, thoughtfully prepared by Chef de Cuisine Ricky Navas. Guests also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with RJ and Chef Ricky.
The next dinner will take place Wednesday, July 29 and will be hosted by Geezer’s Farm out of Gurley, Alabama, where Farmer David Sisk will travel to Atlanta to join the feast.
Melting Pot 1/4 Off the 4th!
Midtown-Atlanta’s scrumptious Melting Pot will have a delicious 4th of July menu available–and it’s 1/4 off! Skip the grill on your holiday, because there will be a meal for everyone to enjoy aside from burgers and hot dogs. Personally, I’d get all over that watermelon and feta salad. And the Buffalo chicken.
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