ROSE AND RYE NOW OPEN IN MIDTOWN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17

ROSE + RYE NOW OPEN IN “THE CASTLE,” MIDTOWN ATLANTA’S HISTORIC MANSION AT 15TH & PEACHTREE STREET

All-Female Culinary & Management Leadership Team

Open For Dinner With Lunch Starting in November & Weekend Brunch To Follow in January

 

Rose + Rye restaurant and bar is now open in The Castle, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic mansion with a storied history at 87 15th Street NE. Three levels of dining and drinking space include multiple outdoor patios and rooms for private events. Rose + Rye is headed up by an all-female culinary and management leadership team.

THE MENU

Open for dinner with lunch and brunch to follow, Rose + Rye serves refined American fare with a global reach. Both the food and drink menu are rooted in the season and will change often. Guests can expect creative dishes designed to please the eye and the palate, including Smoked Caesar Salad with baby kale, smoked yogurt, parmesan cookie crumble, and soft boiled egg; Seared snapper with celery root puree, Anson Mills farro, wild cherries & redux, and Chicken Mole with braised Joyce Farms chicken, crispy rice patty, and wilted kale.

THE PLACE

Built by Ferdinand McMillan the early 1900’s, The Castle is a historic landmark and one of Atlanta’s last marquis properties. After acquiring it in the late 1940s, Hazel Roy Butler opened the home to local artists, who often paid their rent with works of art. The architecturally unique building is known for its long-term connection to the local arts community.

The first floor of the space is “The Grotto,” a bar with a dramatic floor-to-ceiling rock wall as the backdrop. Stairs leading up to the second floor reveal an open kitchen, chandeliers, and floors restored from original materials, where a larger bar area is separated from the dining room. On the third level, Rose + Rye’s private event space features three private dining rooms, as well as a second outdoor patio lined with original columns and unparalleled views overlooking Woodruff Arts Center and Midtown Atlanta.

THE TEAM

Thaddeus Keefe, Owner

Keefe is a 20-year restaurant industry veteran and native Atlantan who also serves as Owner of 1KEPT Kitchen + Bar in Atlanta and Charleston and Y.N.K. in Orange County. He is the former owner and creator of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft and Mosaic in Atlanta.

Lindsay Owens, Executive Chef

Owens comes to Atlanta from Minneapolis and formerly served in the kitchens of Minneapolis favorites The Lynhall, Tilia, Unideli. She also ran Creamery Café, with a menu focused on local sourcing, from Seward Community Co-op.

Jessica Schilling, General Manager

Schilling previously served as Assistant General Manager of STK Atlanta. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.

Seewai Sayavong, Assistant General Manager

Born in Laos, Sayavong’s first restaurant job was at the age of 13 in her aunt’s Thai eatery. She most recently worked at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and as General Manager of Nan Thai Fine Dining and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft in Atlanta.

Anu Adebara, Sous Chef

Adebara previously cooked with Avalon Catering and as a personal chef before joining the team at Rose + Rye.

Charity Everett, Pastry Chef

Everett founded Revel Pastry Company in Chattanooga before serving as Pastry Chef at 1KEPT in Charleston and Atlanta.

 

Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Phone Number – 404.500.5980

 

HOURS DURING OCTOBER, OPENING MONTH:

Tues. – Thurs., 5pm – 10pm

Fri. – Sat., 5pm – 11pm

 

* Opening for lunch on Nov. 20 and weekend brunch in January.

MUCHACHO IN REYNOLDSTOWN IS NOW OPEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17

New Restaurant Is From Michal Lennox, Owner of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

 

Muchacho opened, Monday, October 16th, in Reynoldstown, and the menu is available here. The restaurant is located at 904 Memorial Drive and neighbors its upcoming sister spot, Golden Eagle, also opening this fall.

Michael Lennox is the founder of Atlanta favorite Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall and is behind both Golden Eagle and Muchacho. Featuring distinct menus and design, the two restaurants are housed in a former rail depot, separated by an interior brick wall.

With a nod to 70’s-era Venice Beach, Muchacho is a casual hangout following a bright color palette with tones of orange, yellow, and white. An expansive brick patio shared by Muchacho and Golden Eagle overlooks the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and comes alive with lush, tropical plants, vintage outdoor furniture and red and white umbrellas.

Open seven days per week from 7am to 4pm, counter service at Muchacho offers a menu of breakfast and lunch tacos, toasts, grain bowls, poke and pastries, plus a tight drink list featuring a handful of canned beer and wine, cocktails and housemade agua frescas.

Key members of Muchacho’s team include Taria Camerino as Culinary Director (formerly of Sugar Coated Radical, Ford Fry Restaurants, Resurgens Hospitality and Tate Modern in London); Jason Simpson as Chef de Cuisine (formerly of St. Cecilia and Chef Josiah Citrin’s two-star Michelin restaurant Melisse in L.A.); Nicholas Bown-Crawford as General Manager (formerly of Le Fat, Ton Ton, One Rooster, Concentrics Restaurants and Murphy’s); and Sarah Harlan as Coffee Director (formerly of Condesa Coffee and Everyman Espresso).

FIRST ANNUAL ATLANTA FALL WINE FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17

November 11th, 1-5 pm

The first annual Atlanta Fall Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 1-5 pm in Historic Old 4th Ward Park. We will have over 100 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, a DJ, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 after 11/2. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. The wine list will be added to the website soon.

http://www.atlantawinefestivals.com/fall/

HAMPTON AND HUDSON HOSTS A FALL INTO VEGGIE VEGAN SUNDAY SUPPER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/17

 

Featuring Chef Savannah Sasser’s Vegan Spin on Fall Vegetables

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Atlanta, GA— Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, pumpkin pie, oh my! Food connoisseurs are invited to join Hampton + Hudson, a popular haunt located in Inman Park, on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a four-course Fall into Veggie Vegan Sunday Supper created by Executive Chef Savannah Sasser. The family-style supper experience plays to Sasser’s expertise and owners Billy and Jenn Streck’s dedication to serving a diverse and approachable menu using the freshest ingredients sourced from local farmers and purveyors. With limited seating available, Hampton + Hudson’s Fall into Veggie Vegan Sunday Supper will feature four courses, with the option for craft beer pairings from Wild Heaven Beer. Reservations are required and available for $40 per person and $50 per person with craft beer pairings at www.hamptonhudson.com or https://www.freshtix.com/events/veganfallveggies. Tax and gratuity is not included.

 

~Veggie Vegan Sunday Supper Menu~

Amuse Bouche:

Fried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Fritters with Chipotle Agave Aioli

1st Course

Creamy Vegan Coconut Cauliflower Curry

2nd Course:

Fall Vegetable Galette, Kale Salad with Pecans, Beet Vinaigrette and Cashew Cheese

3rd Course:

Roasted Sweet Potato and Green Bean Quinoa Buddha Bowls
Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts
Cornbread

4th Course:

Pumpkin Pie Tart with Cookie Crust

4TH ANNUAL ACWORTH BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/16/17

November 4th, 1 – 5 pm

The fourth annual Acworth Beer & Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 1 – 5 pm in Historic Downtown Acworth. We will have over 100 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. The beer and wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are now on sale for $35. They will increase to $40 after Oct. 26 and will be $50 the day of the event. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website:  http://acworthcraftbeerfest.com

CHUY’S CELEBRATES 29TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/17

CHUY’S CELEBRATES 29TH ANNUAL GREEN CHILE FESTIVAL

 

Five New Menu Items Available for a Limited Time,

Made with Green Chiles Straight from the Fields

All Chuy’s Locations

Monday, August 14th to Sunday, September 3rd

 

Chuy’s is celebrating their 29th Annual Green Chile Festival with five new menu items that will be available for a limited three weeks during the peak of the Chile harvest season in Hatch, New Mexico. The menu includes the Burrito en Fuego, a Big As Yo’ Face Burrito covered in a new spicy Salsa Fuego. Also included is the Enchiladas Ricas, roasted chicken and cheese enchiladas covered with Salsa Rica, a rich and creamy sauce made with green chiles and tomatillos. The menu will also feature Pork Boom-Boom Enchiladas, New Mexican Steak Tacos and the Green Chile Combo – all made with legendary Hatch Green Chiles. Chuy’s invites you to join in the harvest celebration and try all five dishes while they’re hot!

 

Why a Green Chili Festival? Chuy’s passion for the Green Chile dates back to 1989 when co-founders Mike Young and John Zapp were the first to bring Hatch Green Chiles to Central Texas. They created a special menu of homemade dishes to serve during the heat of the harvest and the first annual Green Chile Festival was hatched. Fresh Green Chiles are only picked once a year starting in August. This year Chuy’s is bringing in over 3 million pounds of peppers from the fertile fields of Hatch, New Mexico. During the festival Green Chiles are harvested daily to ensure that you get a taste of their unique flavor, straight from the farm to Chuy’s restaurant.

www.Chuys.com

FIRST ANNUAL OLD FOURTH WARD BEER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/27/17

 

The first annual Old Fourth Ward Beer Fest will be held on Friday, Sept 8th from 7-11 pm at Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The festival will be a fundraising event within the weekend-long Fall Festival, benefiting the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. We will have over 75 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider to choose from. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase.  The beer list will be added to the website soon. http://atlantabeerfestivals.com. Tickets are now on sale for $40 in advance. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. $50 at the door.

HAMPTON + HUDSON END OF SUMMER DOGGIE MINGLE 2017

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/17/17

End of Summer Doggie Mingle on the Patio Benefitting Doggies on the Catwalk

 

Dog lovers and their four-legged pals are invited to join Hampton + Hudson on Sunday, August 20, 2017, for the monthly Doggie Mingle on the patio benefiting Doggies on the Catwalk, a local non-profit and annual fashion fundraiser that pairs philanthropic influencers and celebrities with Canine Assistants service dogs in a runway show. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., guests and their furry friends are invited to relax on Hampton + Hudson’s expansive patio, while an on-site caricature artist provides entertainment, and attendees that donate $5 or more to Doggies on the Catwalk have the chance to receive a complimentary drawing. Thirsty pooches looking to cool off from the Atlanta heat can take advantage of a small doggie pool, and of course, Executive Chef Savannah Sasser will be serving her homemade dog treats for hungry pooches as well. Proceeds from the dog treats, $3 SweetWater IPA draft beers and $5 Tito’s Puppy Love signature cocktail will be donated to the beneficiary. The event is free to attend. For more information visit www.hamptonandhudson.com.

SWEET AUBURN BBQ AND ALE SHARPTON HOST: ALE-B-Q BEER DINNER 2017

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/7/17

 

SWEET AUBURN BBQ & LOCAL CELEBRITY BEER EXPERT ALE SHARPTON TO HOST “ALE-B-Q” BEER DINNER ON AUGUST 15th

 

Poncey-Highland Barbecue Restaurant Will Serve a Unique Four-Course Dinner Menu Alongside Southern Craft Beer Pairings

  

On Tuesday, August 15th, Sweet Auburn Barbecue will join forces with Atlanta’s beloved beer expert Ale Sharpton for “ALE-B-Q,” a night of food and local, craft beer at Sweet Auburn Barbecue’s Poncey-Highland restaurant (656 N. Highland Ave. NE). Ale is hand-picking beers from the South’s favorite breweries, which will pair with a special, four-course dinner menu from Sweet Auburn’s Executive Chef, Cam Floyd. Dishes will showcase late summer fare like grilled meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and more.

 

Passed hors d’oeuvres and beer will be served at 6:30 pm, with the seated four-course dinner, starting at 7 pm. Ale and Chef Cam will lead the group through the menu, explaining dishes and beer pairings along the way.

 

Tickets are available for $60 per person here and include food and beer pairings, tax, and gratuity.

 

ALE-B-Q MENU

| PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES |

Shrimp al a Plancha

grilled watermelon, cotija, cilantro

Paired with

Creature Comforts Automatic American Pale Ale

Wontons

Sweet Thai chili, bacon marmalade, scallions

Paired with

Three Taverns Crave Hop Leaf Project Double IPA

 

| DINNER |

      Beef Brisket

Grilled peaches, jalapeno gastrique, feta, Thai basil

Paired with

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye Amber Ale Aged on French Oak

 

Applewood Smoked Diver Scallops

Hard cider braised swiss chard, pork belly, frisee, roasted turnips, preserved lemon

Paired with

Creature Comforts Tropicália American IPA

 

Elk Rib

Smoked gouda polenta, calabrian chile oil, fennel, radish, arugula, plus a Top Secret ingredient

Paired with

Three Taverns Heavy Bell Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quadrupel

 

Bourbon Butter Cake

Dark chocolate, raspberry mousse, almond tuille

Paired with

Three Taverns Rapturous Raspberry Sour Ale

SOUTHERN WING SHOWDOWN WANTS YOU TO #JUSTWINGITATL PLUS DISCOUNT CODE!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/25/17

Southern Wing Showdown is only ONE MONTH away on Saturday, August 20th! To celebrate this fact, they have two great offers we’d like to share with you! First, did you know that Saturday, July 29th is National Wing Day? With this a must event for foodies, on Saturday, July 29th only, use the code “wingday” when checking out on Freshtix for a $5 off your Southern Wing Showdown ticket! Second, you could win a lightly used Big Green Egg! How? Through Southern Wing Showdown’s #JustWineItATL contest. Post a photo on social media of you eating your favorite wings, hashtag #JustWingItATL and tag @SouthernWingShowdown for a chance to win! The contest runs until the day of the event, August 20th. What’s better than a Big Green Egg and wings?

Click here for the $5 off on Saturday, July 29th or to purchase tickets any time: https://www.freshtix.com/events/southern-wing-showdown