KFC to Debut New Beyond Fried Chicken August 27th in Atlanta Area

Kentucky Fried Chicken® will be the first national quick service restaurant to introduce a plant-based chicken, in partnership with Beyond Meat®. Beyond Fried Chicken™ will make its debut August 27 in a limited test.

Atlantans will be the first to get a taste of KFC’s new Beyond Fried Chicken, as part of an exclusive, one restaurant test on August 27 at the Cobb Parkway restaurant near SunTrust Park in Atlanta (2637 Cobb Pkwy South East, Smyrna, Ga.). Diners will receive a complimentary sample of Beyond Fried Chicken from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, August 27 (with purchase of any KFC menu item, while supplies last).

Beyond Fried Chicken is available in nuggets with choice of favorite dipping sauce, like KFC’s signature Finger Lickin’ Good sauce, or boneless wings tossed in one of three delicious sauce options: Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ.

KFC guests who want to make it a meal can pick from several Colonel-approved Beyond Fried Chicken options:

• Nuggets available in six or 12-piece combo meals (which include a side and medium drink) for $6.49 and $8.49, or four-piece à la carte for $1.99.

• Boneless wings available in six or 12-piece options for $6 and $12 (tax extra).

KFC
2637 Cobb Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
(770) 850-0940

IRON HILL BREWERY & RESTAURANT COMING TO ATLANTA, GA IN 2020

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant announced today they have signed a lease in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Located in the heart of Buckhead at EDENS’ Lenox Marketplace, the more than 7,770 sq. ft. space will feature Iron Hill’s signature on-site brewing facility as well as seating for approximately 250 in the bar area and dining room, plus additional patio seating. As part of their “20 by 20” initiative, to open and operate 20 locations by the year 2020, the Atlanta Buckhead location will be the company’s 18th location and their second in the southeast.

About Iron Hill

Named after the historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where General George Washington battled the British, Iron Hill is among the most enduringly successful craft brewers in the United States. Its 22-year consecutive medal-winning streak at national and international competitions is the longest by any independent craft brewery.

Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 16 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina. Each brewery/restaurant has their own scratch kitchen and craft brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops. For 22 years, Iron Hill has incorporated beer in everything they do. As a result, Finn, Edelson and Davies are viewed as innovative business leaders in their home state of Delaware and in the Mid-Atlantic region. They started Iron Hill at a time when small breweries were just beginning to gain mass appeal around the country and their entrepreneurial, forward thinking helped build them into what they are to date. Each individual location has its own head brewer. Each location dedicates itself to the freshest ingredients and friendly atmosphere for all age groups – helping change overall perceptions about brewpubs one meal, one pint, one community at a time.

Zoo Atlanta to Hold It’s 4th Annual Two-Day Cultural Heritage Festival Featuring Dance, Music & Storytelling July 27th & 28th

Travel the globe at the fourth-annual Wild World Weekend, the signature two-day cultural heritage festival at Zoo Atlanta, this weekend, July 27th & 28th. The event will highlight the cultures and biodiversity of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and the Americas with live performances, demonstrations, family activities and more.

 

Saturday, July 27: Get into the spirit of Bollywood with Indian Fusion group Moksha Dance, and be transported to Indonesia through the dances of Sanggar Lestari. Watch the colorful authentic dances of Rosa Bulgaria Atlanta. See stories come to life with the music and movements of Alma Mexicana Atlanta, and enjoy the music makers, story weavers and dream keepers of Kuumba Storytellers. Experience the beauty of traditional Chinese ribbon dancing with Atlanta Historic Dance. Feel the island breeze with the melodic sounds of steel drum performers.

 

Sunday, July 28: Hear a collection of Chinese folk songs performed by Spring Music School. Enjoy an interactive Flamenco presentation with Calo Gitano Atlanta, and learn a few new steps with ¡Flamenco! Presented by Berdolé. Experience the excitement of traditional African dances with Giwayen Mata. Take a quick vacation to the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti with the vibrant Polynesian dances of Dawn Mahealani Douglas, and dance, sing, and clap along to the upbeat sounds of Mountain Top Polka Band. Listen to captivating tales from local storyteller Deborah Strahorn.

 

Saturday & Sunday: Create your own Origami and paper crafts with the experts from The Japan-American Society of Georgia. Romp with the Lion Dancers, learn Kung Fu, and enjoy special performances with Chien Hong School of Kung Fu.

Kid-friendly activity stations and crafts will be available on both days of the event. Check the Zoo Atlanta map for information on activities and locations. Wild World Weekend activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Plan a visit at zooatlanta.org.

Everything Was Just Peachy | Atlanta PeachFest 2019 Recap

Yesterday was a most beautiful day in the peach state, as Atlanta was the location of the 3rd Annual PeachFest. The event was held downtown in the newly renovated Peachtree Center, where 65+ chefs, farmers, and bartenders joined to pay tribute to the almighty peach. Peachfest guest had the opportunity to sample the best peach inspired dishes and cocktails from some of Atlanta’s most well-known chefs and mixologist.

There were so many great bites and sips. Below are my personal favorites!

Biltong Bar – James Cramer

Smoked Peach Old Fashion

Alma Cocina – Chad Clevenger

Peach Ceviche

Bar Margo

Housed Smoked Ivory King Salmon Tostada

Peaches ín Escabeche, Peach Salt, Micro Cilantro

Rathbun’s Restaurant

Peach Cheesecake

S & J’s Woodfired Pizza

Jalapeño Peach Pizza

Bar Margo – Tokiwa Sears

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Thanks for the peaches Pearson Farms! 🍑🍑🍑🍑

Photos Courtesy of DMHPR

I Ate 32 Wings Today…Tales of a Hungry Girl in Atlanta

Today was the 3rd Annual Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown. If you have a love for wings, this was the place to be. If you have a love for adventurous flavors, this was the place to be. Basically you should have been there!

The sold out event featured 32 southern chefs, each putting their take on the all mighty chicken wing. After attendees tasted all of the wings, they then voted on their favorite.

There were soooo many amazing wings! Just when you thought you definitely tasted your favorite, the next chef blows your mind with another delicious wing! I personally had several favorites.

My most favorite was from Funk Seoul Brother with their Hot Honey Butter Korean Fried Chicken with Smoked Cashews and Mu Radish Bourbon Pickles. Oh what a tasty bite that was!!

The winner of the showdown was Canoe’s Chef Matthew Basford with his Sichuan Spiced Wing with Gochujang Honey Mustard. That was a tasty wing too!! Congrats Chef!!

Well I left a very happy and full girl! Can’t wait till next year!!

#ShanaWasHere

Atlanta’s City Winery Celebrates Tomato & Vine During the Month of August

Atlanta’s City Winery is hosting a monthlong celebration of tomato and wine pairings in The Barrel Room Restaurant during Tomato & Vine. Beginning, Wednesday, August 1st through Friday, August 31st, Executive Chef Nicholas Anderson invites guests to explore rich, robust tomato dishes, one of wine’s oldest culinary companions, along with hand-selected pairings by Beverage Director J.R. Smith. Each will week will feature a special tomato-based appetizer, entrée and accompanying wines. For more information or to make a reservation visit, citywinery.com/atlanta and http://blog.citywinery.com/atlanta/city-winery-celebrates-tomato-vine-this-august.

City Winery’s Tomato & Wine Menu

Week 1 – August 1st-5th

Photo Credit: Celeste Carson

Appetizer: Tomato Gazpacho $8

Wine: Sweet & Simple White 2017, Lumpkin County, GA $9

Entrée: Tomato Basil Ricotta Flatbread topped with Cherry Tomato Salad $16

Wine: Sangiovese 2016, Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma, CA $11

Week 2 – August 6th-12th

Photo Credit: Celeste Carson

Appetizer: Tomato Cucumber Salad $8

Wine: Estate Blanc 2017, Lumpkin County, GA $9

Entrée: Open Faced Pork Belly BLT $14

Wine: Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, OR $11

Week 3 – August 13th-19th

Photo Credit: Celeste Carson

Appetizer: Tomato Carpaccio $10

Wine: Rosé of Syrah 2017, North Coast, CA $10

Entrée: Tomato Basil Ricotta Flatbread topped with Cherry Tomato Salad $16

Wine: Sangiovese 2016, Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma, CA $11

Week 4 – August 20th-26th

Appetizer: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Homemade Boursin $6

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Lake County, CA $9

Entrée: Open Faced Pork Belly BLT $14

Wine: Pinot Noir 2016, Willamette Valley, OR $11

Week 5 – August 27th-31st

Photo Credit: Celeste Carson

Appetizer: Tomato Chevre Napoleon $12

Wine: Rosé of Merlot 2017, Lumpkin County, GA $10

Entrée: Tomato Basil Ricotta Flatbread topped with Cherry Tomato Salad $16

Wine: Sangiovese 2016, Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma, CA $11

For more information, call (404) 946-3791 or visit citywinery.com/atlanta. City Winery Atlanta is located at Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave NE, Suite #201, Atlanta, GA 30308. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @citywineryatl and Facebook at www.facebook.com/citywineryatl.

ATL Airport District Restaurant Week March 18th-26th 

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The 2nd Annual ATL Airport District Restaurant Week started yesterday with a pretty amazing line-up. During this week, residents of the Atlanta metro area and visitors will be able to explore several restaurants in the airport district who are offering prix-fixe menus at special prices. Thursday night I was invited to preview a few of the participating restaurant on a special blogger tour. I was especially excited for this opportunity, as I had never been to any of these particular restaurants. I’m all for new experiences!

Our tour started at the Georgia International Convention Center. Here, we checked in and we’re treated with a nice selection of craft beer from Beer Girl Growlers & Bottles. Located about 7 minutes away from the airport in Hapeville, Beer Girl is your one stop shop for your favorite craft beers, wine on tape, mead, and sodas by the glass. Check them out when your in the area!!

Our blogger welcome also included my new favorite cupcake, Kupcakerie. This cupcake that was presented to us was so moist, so amazing, and had just the right amount of sweetness. The icing was even good! Kupcakerie is located in downtown East Point. During ATL Airport District Restaurant Week they will be offer a delicious discount of 20% off their entire lunch menu! Be sure to check them out!!

Next, we hopped back on the blogger shuttle and headed to Chairs Upstairs! This restaurant and bar was our next stop for American eats and such. Upon sitting we were immediately greeted with beer. Yes! The first was a Pineapple Sour from Ace Cider out of Sebastopol, CA. I wasn’t really a fan, but I’m not really a fan of sours in general. Sour fans at the table seemed to really enjoy it though.

Next, a parade of food came out that was an Instagrammers dream! Because of the dim lighting of the bar, the photo shoot was taken outside. Click! Click! Click! We had some beautiful Smoked Wings, Spinach Artichoke Dip & Chips, Breaded Cauliflower, and Asparagus. All real tasty! My favorite was the Spinach Artichoke Dip. It was soooo cheesy! When we were leaving people were just standing over the bowl still trying to eat it like it was their last meal. Lol! With our delicious food we also had a beer tasting of Nerd Alert from Monday Night Brewing and a Milk Stout from Arches Brewing. Chairs is known for their extensive “craft beer selection, pool tables, brisket, and chairs.” Stop by during ATL Airport District Restaurant Week  and enjoy 20% off the entire lunch menu!

Our next destination was to a somewhat hidden gem. Behind a few buildings, across a parking lot, we finally came to a door. A door that clearly said STOP. Like a huge sign that was an actual Stop sign! It was pretty shady but everyone happily opened the door and walked in.

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When we did, we were transported to a speakeasy called the The Duck Club. Upon arrival everyone was given a perfectly crafted Old Fashioned cocktail. Very nice! Our bite selection included some amazing Loaded Bleu Cheese Potato Chips. Wow!! Those are definitely worth the trip to College Park. Check them out! During ATL Airport District Restaurant Week and enjoy 20% off the entire dinner menu!

Next door was the next stop on this wonderful blogger tour. This stop was an extra exclusive first look at Radial Cafe’s newest location in College Park. First look as in they were still gutting it out! Still owner and chef, Frank Bragg, provided us with a pretty amazing spread of food. Complete with candlelight and cocktails. I was a major fan of the Superfood Salad and Vegan Oatmeal Cookies! They are expected to open in mid April, serving delicious, locally sourced foods. So be sure to pay them a visit!

Last stop on the blogger tours was to  The Corner Grille. This locally owned and operated College Park gem is here ready to serve you with some delicious American food with Cajun influences. Yes please! We were given and interesting take on a Moscow Mule. Instead of using vodka, they use Sake, calling it the Tokyo Mule.  I loved it! Our tasting was of their delicious Maryland Style Crab Cake and Mango Sorbet. Tasty! Real tasty!! You can get this during ATL Airport District Restaurant Week for just $19 during lunch.

The ATL Airport District Restaurant Week preview Tour was pretty great! Definitely take advantage of these awesome special and explore what the Atl Airport District has to offer. Visit ATLDistrict.com for a listing of all the participating restaurants!
* I received this tour complimentary. All opinions are my own.*