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Restaurant Lineup for Best of Atlanta Party 2015 Revealed

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ATLANTA (February 25, 2015) – Atlanta magazine’s 28th annual Best of Atlanta Party is back with an even bigger and better celebration to feature the city’s most renowned restaurants, food trucks and bars! More than 60 of the metro-area’s top eateries will come together at the Cobb Galleria on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 to serve up tastings of their tried and true favorites for thousands of foodies from across the state. Libation lovers can also quench their thirst with specialty beer, wine and spirits samples from more than 30 bars.

“Every year, this event brings together the best of the best in Atlanta’s culinary achievements, and we are thrilled to present such a diverse lineup of restaurants, food trucks and bars to attendees,” said Sean McGinnis, publisher of Atlanta magazine. “Hungry Atlantans will not be disappointed this year, as we’ve added even more ways to interact with the city’s most impressive chefs.”

The 2015 festivities include live entertainment by local tribute band, Yacht Rock Schooner, who will rock the crowd with covers of 70s favorites like Fleetwood Mac, Earth Wind and Fire, the Bee Gees and ABBA. In addition, the Best of Atlanta Party will feature a cash-and-carry auction event to benefit this year’s philanthropic partner, The Giving Kitchen, a local nonprofitorganization that provides emergency assistance grants to cover living expenses, care-related travel expenses and funeral expenses for those in the Atlanta restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.

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521 Kitchen and Que = Our Pick for Holiday Meat!

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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!

 

 

 

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Murphy’s Farmer’s Table Dinner Series Continues

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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.

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Melting Pot 1/4 Off the 4th!

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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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