Atlanta Eats: Ramen Station

Several years ago, back in my college dorm days, Ramen was pretty much a staple. You could almost always guarantee there would be a pack of Ramen in every college student care package. Eventually, I grew tired of the salty two-minute meal. I actually became very nauseous to the smell of it. Before long I couldn’t even bear to look at it for many years.

Fast forward 20 years, you’ll find me searching for my new favorite Ramen spot. I’ve grown to absolutely love the ramen culture. I’ve even attended a Ramen Fest, which was amazing!

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a random spot to check out that was nearby. My trusty Yelp app directed me to Ramen Station. Upon entering, my daughter and I were warmly greeted by a very nice young lady. She was very helpful in answering any questions, as well as suggesting additional menu items.

VEGETABLE SHOYU
CHICKEN SHIO

I ordered the VEGETABLE SHOYU, ramen with dashi broth, mushrooms, local seasonal vegetables, and shoyu tamago egg. My daughter ordered the CHICKEN SHIO, ramen with dashi (chicken broth), tender chicken breast, sea salts, vegetables, and a shoyu tamago egg. We also ordered an order of edamame.

Edamame

Our food came out fairly quickly. The edamame was perfectly steamed and salted. I could have eaten two more bowls of that edamame. My VEGETABLE SHOYU Ramen was very flavorful and seasoned nicely, as was my daughter’s. We will definitely be back again!

The Ramen Station offers six different ramen bowls as well as an assortment of buns, rice bowls, poke bowls, and Japanese small bites.

Ramen Station

519 Memorial Dr. SE

Ste A6

Atlanta, GA 30312

(404) 228-4247

Sunday – Thursday 11:30am-9pm
Friday – Saturday 11:30am-10pm

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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.

5 Easy To Follow Cocktail Recipes To Try for National Tequila Day

Tomorrow is National Tequila Day! If you’re not in the mood to go out to have Tequila cocktails, try these five easy to follow recipes. Thanks to Atlanta restaurants, Molly B’s, The Shed at Glenwood, Dantannas, PARISH, and Bully Boys, you can sip to your hearts content in the comforts of your own home.

Molly B’s Pine-Jalapeño-Rita:

Photos Courtesy of Molly B’s

Jalapeño Syrup Recipe (Batch recipe for 15 cocktails)

Ingredients:

1/16th lbs. Jalapeños (Chopped)

.5 quarts sugar

.25 quarts water

Teaspoon Pectin

Preparation:

1. Simmer jalapeños, sugar and water for 2 hours, remove from heat.

2. Add pectin, stir and transfer to blender.

3. Puree ingredients, let chill.

Pine-Jalapeño-Rita Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

2 oz. Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeano Tequila

1 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Jalapeño Syrup

Glassware: Rocks Glass

Preparation:

1. In tin combine: ice, 2oz Dulce Vida Pineapple Jalapeño Tequila, 1oz Lime Juice, .5 oz Jalapeño Syrup.

2. Shake and pour in rocks glass.

3. Garnish with pineapple wedge

The Shed at Glenwood’s Chihuahua’s Respite:

Photos Courtesy of The Shed at Glenwood

Ingredients:

2 oz. Sotol Reposado

4 oz. Watermelon Aqua Fresca

1/2 oz. Orange Curaçao

1.5 oz. Topo Chico

Mint Leaves

Preparation:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker tin.

2. Shake well and pout over ice.

3. Garnish with mint leaves.

Dantanna’s Maestro Margarita:

Ingredients:

Photos Courtesy of Dantanna’s

1 1/2 oz. Dantanna’s signature blend of Maestro Dobel tequila

3/4 oz. Cointreau

Fresh Sour Mix

Kosher Salt

Preparation:

1. Rim glass with salt before, if desired.

2. 3 oz house-made sour mix (1 part fresh lime juice, 1 part fresh lemon juice, 2 parts simple syrup).

3. Build in bar tin with ice, shake, and strain into a tall glass over ice.

PARISH’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes:

Ingredients:

Photos Courtesy of PARISH

1.5 oz. tequila (pref reposado)

.5 oz. mezcal

.5 oz. lime

.5 oz. agave syrup or simple syrup

3 oz. grapefruit juice

Topo Chico or Soda Water

Preparation:

1. Combine tequila. mezcal, agave syrup and grapefruit juice into a shaker tin.

2. Shake well and pour into glass with salted rim.

3. Top with topo chico (or soda water).

4. Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy.

Bully Boy’s Tequila #1:

Photos Courtesy of Bully Boy

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. El Jimador Reposado

3/4 oz. Ramazzoti Aperitivo Rosato

1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

1 oz. Guava Agave

Preparation:

1. Combine all ingredients and shake well, then pour over crushed ice.

2. Top with Himalayan Lava Sea Salt.

3. Garnish with Kefir Lime Leaves & Edible Flowers.

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

“🍑”

Thanks for the peaches Pearson Farms! 🍑🍑🍑🍑

Photos Courtesy of DMHPR

Red Robin to Become the Largest Restaurant Chain to Offer the Impossible™ Burger

This Monday, April 1st, you can add Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews to your list of restaurants to enjoy the Impossible™ Burger. Guest will be able to customize this plant-based burger to the tune of any of their favorite Red Robin burgers by asking for the Impossible™ Burger patty.

Photo Credit: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews

“Our guests have come to expect culinary innovation and variety at Red Robin, so it was important for us to offer a new meatless protein option that appeals to traditional burger lovers, flexitarians or anyone craving a unique flavor combination,” said Jonathan Muhtar, executive vice president and chief concept officer at Red Robin. “The Impossible Burger marks a huge milestone for Red Robin, as we’re the largest casual dining restaurant chain to serve this meat-free option to guests.”

Red Robin will offer The Impossible™ Cheeseburger as a menu item, topped with Red’s pickle relish, red onions, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and choice of cheese, and served with a side of Bottomless Steak Fries®.

For more information about Red Robin’s Impossible Cheeseburger or to find the nearest Red Robin restaurant, visit www.redrobin.com.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (www.redrobin.com) a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., and under the trade name, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, is the Gourmet Burger Authority™, famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries® in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. At Red Robin, burgers are more than just something guests eat; they’re a bonding experience that brings together friends and families, kids and adults. In addition to its many burger offerings, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature beverages. Red Robin offers a variety of options behind the bar, including its extensive selection of local and regional beers, and innovative adult beer shakes and cocktails. It’s now easy to take Red Robin anywhere with online ordering for to-go and Gourmet Burger Bar catering pickups through Yummm2Go. There are more than 570 Red Robin restaurants across the United States and Canada, including Red Robin Express® locations and those operating under franchise agreements. Red Robin… YUMMM®!

SOURCE: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc

4 Resolution-Friendly Burgers You Need To Try At Burgerfi

It’s a new year and everyone is making those famous New Year’s Resolutions. New job. New house. New love. New you. Many get on the healthy eating bandwagon, hoping to make better eating choices. With so many healthy lifestyles to choose from, it definitely helps to have some delicious options.

BurgerFi – 5475 Windward Pkwy Alpharetta, GA 30004

BurgerFi has a few menu additions to please even the pickiest of palettes. I stopped by last week, to try out a couple of their Build a Better You Resolution-Friendly Options.

KetoFi Burger

a protein-packed burger featuring two all-natural Angus beef patties topped with bacon, a fried egg, drizzled with mustard and served green style (wrapped in fresh, crisp lettuce).

KetoFi Burger [Photo: Amber Howell]
This burger was perfectly seasoned and very tasty. I personally was not a fan of the lettuce, but then again I’m not a fan of lettuce. I just took it off. I did, however, enjoy the Angus beef patties, bacon, and a fried egg on top. It was like an elevated breakfast situation. The fries were great as well!

Vegan Beyond Burger

a plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies like traditional beef. Featuring a Beyond Burger Patty, topped with pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and American cheese. You can also enjoy it vegan style without mayonnaise and cheese.

Vegan Beyond Burger [Photo: Amber Howell]
I’ve been a fan of Beyond Meat products for quite some time, so I was very excited to see it as one of BurgerFi’s Build a Better You Resolution-Friendly menu options. If you’re celebrating Veganuary this month definitely stop BurgerFi and pick up this delicious vegan burger.

More resolution-friendly options include:

Grilled Chicken Sandwich: a free-range, all-natural chicken breast, topped with lettuce, tomato and drizzled with a honey mustard BBQ sauce.

Green Style Burgers: drop the bun and go green, enjoy any burger wrapped in fresh, crisp lettuce.

A Little Treat

I couldn’t leave without indulging in a frozen treat! It was adorned with brownies, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream. You gotta have whipped cream on top!

Very Happy Girl! [Photo: Amber Howell]
For more information about BurgerFi’s Build a Better You Resolution-Friendly Opinions and the nearest location, visit www.burgerfi.com.

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*I was invited to Burgerfi to enjoy this complimentary meal. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

5 Cocktails To Celebrate Repeal Day

On December 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified, ending Prohibition and reestablishing the right to legally enjoy a cocktail. Now that’s something to celebrate! If you’re looking for place to raise your glass to Repeal Day, visit one of the below Atlanta restaurants and they’ll be more than happy to make one for you! Grab the recipe to enjoy these featured cocktails at home and continue the celebration all month long! Happy sipping!

Photo Courtesy of Atlas

Atlas’ Winter Warmer

1oz mezcal

.75 Captain Morgan

.25 Grand Marnier

.75 lemon

.25 vanilla syrup

.25 Cocchi Torino Vermouth

.25 spiced apple shrub

Directions: Mix ingredients and place in glass. Top with hot water and garnish with orange wheel and star anise. 

Atlas

88 W Paces Ferry Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 600-6471

Photo Courtesy of STK Atlanta

STK Peppermint Prosecco 

5oz Prosecco

1oz peppermint liquor

1 Chocolate Bar

3 Candy Canes

Directions:Rim champagne flute with melted chocolate. Finish rim with crushed candy cane. Garnish with mini candy cane.

1075 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 793-0144

Photos Courtesy of Mia Yakel

Dantanna’s Espresso Old Fashioned

1 1/2 ounces Knob Rye

1 shot of espresso

1/4 ounce simple syrup

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes chocolate bitters

Garnish with orange twist

Directions:Combine Knob Rye, espresso, simple syrup, orange bitters and chocolate bitters in a mixing glass. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass over one large ice cube, or cubed ice. Garnish the cocktail with an orange twist.

3400 Around Lenox Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 760-8873
Photo Courtesy of Tomas Espinoza

Park Tavern’s Salted Caramel

1 oz Svedka Vanilla

1/2 oz Whisper Creek

6 oz Coffee

A dollop of Whipped Cream

A Caramel Drizzle

Sprinkled with a pinch of Sea Salt

Directions: Combine Svedka Vodka, Whisper Creek, coffee and ice into a shaker tin and mix. Strain into a glass and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Drizzle caramel over the whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of Sea Salt.

Park Tavern

500 10th St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

(404) 249-0001

Photo Courtesy of City Winery

City Winery’s Mullin’ It Over

1 bottle of dry red wine

1 orange, zested

8 dried cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

4 dried star anise

4 Tbsp honey

4 oz. brandy

Directions: Add all ingredients to stockpot and heat over low. Be careful not to boil. Continue simmering for at least 30 minutes. Strain and serve garnished with an orange slice and cinnamon stick. This recipe works great in a crock pot.

City Winery

Ponce City Market

650 North Ave NE

Suite #201

Atlanta, GA 30308

(404) 946-3791