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

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

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

Pizza Rules Everything Around Me | Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria Brings Their Love of Music, Art and Pizza To Atlanta

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria ~ West Midtown Atlanta

In 2017, three college friends, Clint Gray, Derrick Moore and E.J. Reed, opened their first Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria in North Nashville. This past May, they brought their Pizza.Art.Music restaurant concept to Atlanta. It is quickly becoming Atlanta’s new favorite artisan pizza destination.

The Experience

Upon entering the West Midtown establishment, you are given your 3 step guide to the ultimate Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria experience. You start by ordering your pizza. There are two options, select one of their Signature Pizzas or Build Your Own. Pizzas come in two sizes, slim (10”) and husky (16”). All pizza dough and sauces are made daily from scratch in the restaurant. Signature pizzas are named after the founders’ favorite hip hop and r&b artist and songs. You’ll find the Cee No Green, Got 5 On It, The Smokin’ Herb, and the Red Light Special on the menu. Look out for their Signature Vegan Pizza, Nothin But A “V” Thing!

I ordered the California Love (Spinach Basil Pesto, S+H House Cheese Blend, Artichoke, Sliced Tomato Blend and Red Onion). I also opted to add shrimp to my pizza. As part of the Slim & Husky’s experience, your pizza is built right in front of you. After selecting all of your toppings, your pizza is placed in the oven to be baked to perfection.

Next, you pay for your food and select your beverage of choice. Slim & Husky’s offers a nice selection of local beers as well as an additional list of craft beers curated by craft beer blogger, Ale Sharpton. If you’re the mood for a refreshing cocktail, check their Ice Ice Babies. I tried the Tea Bozz, a very tasty tea lemonade and vodka frozen treat. Slim & Husky’s also has sweet tea and fountain drinks, including a selection from Stubborn Soda.

Slim & Husky’s
Tea Bozz {frozen tea lemonade and vodka}

You definitely don’t want to leave without ordering their amazingly delicious Cinnamon Rolls. There are 5 flavors to choose from that can be purchased at 2 for $5 or 6 for $12. I tasted all 5 flavors and enjoyed each one. You most definitely should try all 5 flavors! My favorite was the Ms. Berry. The Ms. Berry Cinnamon Roll was made with blueberry and a fresh lemon glaze. Delicious!!

Cinnamon Rolls

Shortly after ordering, your name will be called to pick your pizza up. Be sure to stop by The Drizzle Station to elevate your pizza a couple more notches. There are 6 housemade drizzles to choose from including Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch, Stone Ground Peach Mustard, and Chipotle Pineapple BBQ.

Drizzle Station

Now it’s time to sit and enjoy what’s been carefully prepared for you. My pizza was absolutely delicious! I believe a great pizza starts with a stellar crust. Slim & Husky’s got that right! Their crust is awesome and the sauce is very good! Love that spinach basil pesto! My pizza was perfectly baked and I enjoyed every bite of it.

Slim & Husky’s concept is inspired by Hip Hop and R&B culture, which you will not only see in the naming of menu items, but also in the decor. Murals and paintings beautifully grace their walls and bring you into the world of Slim + Husky’s.

Letitia enjoying her frozen cocktail.
Cool Mural located in the women’s restroom.

You will find ample seating inside the restaurant as well as on their outside patio. I loved how bright and lively it was. All that great natural light was perfect for taking pictures! The vibes were great and I can’t wait to go back! #PREAM

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

1016 Howell Mill Rd

Atlanta, GA 30318

www.slimandhuskys.com

Hours

Monday 11AM-10PM

Tuesday 11AM-10PM

Wednesday 11AM-10PM

Thursday 11AM-10PM

Friday 11AM-11PM

Saturday 11AM-11PM

Sunday 11AM-9PM

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

581 Metropolitan Pkwy

Atlanta, GA 30310

COMING SOON!!!!

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*Thanks Slim & Husky’s for hosting my family and I for an afternoon of amazing pizza. All opinions are that of my own.

FÚDO NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER IN CHAMBLEE, GA

Fúdo, which means “food with no limits,” is now officially open in Chamblee, GA. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, the new dining concept offers artfully presented sushi and sharable plate selections of authentic Japanese cuisine featuring the highest quality and freshest ingredients.

Photo Credit: Daemon Baizan

From John Lee and Grace Cho, the husband and wife team and restauranteurs behind Ichiban Steak and Sushi in Alpharetta, the new wallet-friendly locale boasts a modern industrial yet warm atmosphere with an expansive, interactive sushi bar; a back-lit bar serving creative cocktails, craft beer, wine and sake; ample seating; and a pet-friendly, outdoor patio with retractable windows.

Photo Credit: Daemon Baizan

“We designed the restaurant to be open and interactive with an emphasis on great service and high quality, affordable cuisine. While it’s a big space that features a modern design and plenty of seating, it maintains an intimate and approachable feel. We’re extremely grateful for the positive support we’ve already received from the community,” says Fúdo co-founder John Lee.

“In addition to having a focus on authentic Japanese fare and sushi, we’re excited to offer more Asian cuisine options to our guests, including Korean and Thai, that are ideal for sharing and exploring. It is also important for us to provide an atmosphere that has a casual and approachable feel, appeals to all ages and is family-friendly. We’re thrilled to be in Chamblee.”

Fúdo is located in Perimeter Crossing at 5070 Peachtree Blvd Suite A100 Chamblee, GA 30341 and is open from Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dinner, and on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. for dinner, on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.fudoatl.com. Stay connected on Twitter at @FudoATL and on Instagram @FudoATL.

*Resource Press Release via Caren West PR

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.