WHOLE FOODS MARKET CELEBRATES ITALIAN CUISINE WITH POP-UP, TRATTORIA-SYTLE DINNERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND COMING TO ATLANTA – FEBRUARY 20TH!!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/20

National Grocer Invites Customers to Experience ‘A Little Italy’ With Unique Italian Products and Ingredients 

 

On Feb. 20, Whole Foods Market customers in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta can indulge in an evening of Italian culinary discovery at intimate pop-up dinners co-hosted by the grocer’s cheese, wine and culinary experts alongside Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers. Each ‘A Little Italy’ event will feature an authentic, family-style meal composed of six courses, including Cacio e Pepe featuring Pecorino Romano with Parmigiano Reggiano grated tableside and Osso Buco served over creamy rosemary polenta.  

 

“Our dedicated team members travel throughout Italy to bring the finest traditionally-produced Italian items to Whole Foods Market stores, and we’re excited to offer these authentic products together on a dinner menu for one night only,” says Whole Foods Market Vice President of Specialty Cathy Strange. “We want our guests to feel like they’ve been invited for a meal in Nonna’s kitchen.” 

 

‘A Little Italy’ dinner guests will also enjoy curated wine and prosecco pairings to complement each of the six courses. At each dinner experience, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals will take on an 80-pound Parmigiano Reggiano wheel-cracking demonstration, all while explaining the craftsmanship that goes into producing the Northern Italian favorite. In addition, during the antipasti course, Italian suppliers will shave prosciutto on-site for sampling and pairing; during the dessert course, trained baristas will expertly pour Allegro Coffee using state of the art La Marzocco espresso machines. 

 

Starting Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. ET, customers can reserve a coveted, complimentary dinner seat—first come, first served—by visiting: 

 

Authentic Italian Offerings and In-Store Promotions 

 

“If you aren’t able to score a seat to ‘A Little Italy,’ we invite you to experience our extensive assortment of delicious Italian products – all of which meet our rigorous quality standards – at your local Whole Foods Market store,” Strange said. “Visit select stores on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. local time to watch a hand-selected wheel of authentic Italian Parmigiano Reggiano be cracked live. It’s our annual celebration of the ‘King of Cheeses!’” 

 

Whole Foods Market invites food lovers to live la vita bella by embracing its unique assortment of Italian offerings. From Whole Foods Market Italian Gelato, to 365 Everyday Value Italian Olive Oils, to imported offerings like Principe Prosciutto Di Parma and Peroni Beer, Whole Foods Market offers a wide selection of authentic ingredients, products and specialty items to take any Italian meal to the next level. 

Whole Foods Market shoppers can also enjoy special offers on the following Italian specialties, starting Feb. 12:  

 

·         15% off Bertagni Fresh Pasta – From Bologna, by the oldest producer of filled pastas in Italy. Rich, flavorful, classic easy-to-cook pastas that feel homemade. 

·         $2 off per lb. IGOR Gorgonzola Dolce – A creamy, tangy blue with a delicate flavor and subtle sweet notes. Matured for at least 50 days.  

·         30% off Mitica Parmigiano Reggiano – Hand-selected from specific farms across Reggio-Emilia, Modena and Parma and always hand-cracked in-house. This raw-milk cheese is made from milk collected from autumn through spring and aged a minimum of 24 months.  

·         $3.99 per lb. Made-In-House Italian Sausage for Prime Members – Spiced to deliver big Italian flavor—add to red sauce, on pizza or as a stuffing for peppers. Choose varieties made from Animal Welfare Certified pork or chicken, in hot or mild. Product not from Italy. 

WINE AND DINE YOUR VALENTINE AT CITY WINERY ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/20

Atlanta’s Only Urban Winery Presents a Special Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner and ATL Collective’s Reliving of Sade’s Love Deluxe on the Sweetest Day of the Year

Friday, February 14, 2020

This Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2020, couples and singles alike are invited to visit City Winery Atlanta at Ponce City Market for an unforgettable experience celebrating the sweetest day of the year. The popular urban winery, restaurant and live music venue is hosting a special three-course prix fixe dinner in the Barrel Room Restaurant and Wine Bar for just $40 with hand selected wine pairings by resident winemaker Travis Green for an additional $20.

An ideal gift, City Winery will also have its 2017 Rose of Syrah featuring a special Valentine’s Day label on sale now (available onsite) through Valentine’s day for $20.

Music lovers can also enjoy an intimate performance as ATL Collective Relives Sade’s Love Deluxe.  Tickets are sold out, but wait list signups are still available. For the first show, doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. For the late show, doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to make a dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day, visit www.citywinery.com/atlanta or call 404-946-3791.

~ City Winery’s Valentine’s Day Menu ~

First Course

Pan de Baguette
Marinated Heirloom Tomato, Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

Or

Baked Mussels
Grated Parmesan, Panko, Herb Blend

Second Course

Cajun Butter Ribeye
Rapini, Saffron Rice

Or

Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese
Gruyere Bechamel, Elbow

Or

Poulet Roti
½ Roasted Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, Fingerling Potatoes

Or

Cavatappi Alla Putcanesca
Olive, Anchovy, Caper, Garlic, Tomato

Third Course

Red Velvet Skillet Cookie
Maple Bourbon Ice Cream, Whipped Topping

Or

Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun

WAHLBURGERS ATLANTA ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING DATE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/20

The burger-forward casual dining restaurant opens city’s second location on February 4, 2020

Wahlburgers has announced that its highly anticipated restaurant in Atlanta at Peachtree Street will open Tuesday, February 4 at 11 a.m. The new restaurant and bar will be the brand’s second restaurant in Atlanta, with the first located at The Battery. The 5,550-square-foot restaurant is located at the corner of Andrew Young and Peachtree (218 Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA 30303) and will be open daily for lunch and dinner.

The popular casual dining burger concept founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlberg (which recently wrapped 10 successful seasons as A&E Network’s Emmy-nominated reality show) will give Atlanta fans another opportunity to enjoy its diverse lineup of crave-worthy burgers, sandwiches, sides and specialty drinks from its chef-inspired kitchen.

“We have fallen in love with Georgia and its people as they have been so welcoming to our family. We are truly looking forward to bringing our second location to the state as we open our doors on Peachtree in Atlanta,” said Mark Wahlberg.

Created by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, the chef-inspired menu features an emphasis on made-to-order, high-quality, delicious food that represents a selection of his family’s favorite dishes they shared together. The brothers’ favorite burgers include:

  • Donnie’s choice: BBQ Bacon Burger, described as a “spiced-up weekend barbecue on a bun,” topped with white cheddar cheese, bacon, avocado, fresh jalapeños and barbecue sauce
  • Mark’s choice: Thanksgiving Day, “like Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun,” made with fresh ground seasoned turkey, stuffing, Paul’s housemade orange-cranberry sauce, roasted butternut squash and mayo
  • Paul’s choice: Wahlburger’s signature Our Burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, government cheese, Paul’s signature Wahl sauce and pickles “just like Dad used to grill in the backyard”

“Each of our openings here have been really special for us,” said franchise owner Nino Cutraro. “The continued love and support from our guests has been overwhelming, and we are thrilled to add another Wahlburgers to the state of Georgia.”

Wahlburgers’ full-service bar is a perfect gathering spot offering an impressive selection of cocktails, wines and beers including the signature Wahlbrewski: A Boston-based Harpoon Brewery custom, unfiltered Pale Ale. In addition, Wahlburgers is well-known for its dessert selections, most notably its frappes, made with farm fresh milk and local ice cream, available in several delicious flavors.

The location hours will be Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Learn more online, including details about menu offerings, at Wahlburgers.com.

A SPANISH VALENTINE’S AT BULLA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/20

Thursday, February 13th at 7 pm

Wine and dine with that special someone. Bulla Gastrobar is bringing Spain to your table with this paella and sangría making class for two! This special event hosted by Bulla’s Executive Chef on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 7-9:30 and includes class, dinner, toast and a limited edition Bulla branded apron.

This event will make for a unique experience and a Valentine’s date that you won’t soon forget. Reserve your spot today!
Cost is $200 per couple.
Tickets and more information can be found here.

AIX JORDAN WINERY TASTING DINNER 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/20

AIX

Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30pm

Join us on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. for a four-course tasting menu paired with select wines from the Jordan Collection. With a focus on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and hospitality, Jordan Winery creates high-quality wine and memorable experiences. John Jordan’s guiding philosophy is that every vintage, every meal, and every tasting should be better than the last, and we invite you to join us for an exciting evening celebrating that tradition. Tickets for the tasting dinner are available for $90 per person, tax and gratuity not included. To reserve your spot, please call 770.838.3501 or email matt@aixatl.com. To view the menu for the evening, please visit aixatl.com.

RIVER STREET SWEETS ATLANTA GRAND OPENING SET FOR FRIDAY, FEB 7!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/26/19

River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen opens at The Battery Atlanta

River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen invites the metro-Atlanta community to its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 7 with a ribbon cutting, giveaways and free samples beginning at 3 p.m.  The famed Southern candy franchise continues to expand its presence in the Atlanta area by welcoming its newest franchisees, Doug Hicks, of Milton, Georgia and Jamie Wright, of East Cobb, to the candy family.

“We looked at several potential locations in Atlanta and it was obvious that none compared to The Battery Atlanta,” said Doug Hicks. “The product, the location and the people on the team are a perfect fit for us.”

Friends and associates, as well as members of the Cobb Chamber and the Strickland family, will be in attendance at the grand opening to officially welcome River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen to the destination. A portion of the proceeds from all Chocolate Loggerhead® sales on opening day will be donated to the Caretta Research Project, a charity partner of River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.

River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen will be located at 455 Legends Place at The Battery Atlanta and will feature Southern confections that guests have come to know and love since the flagship store opened in 1973. Popular confections include World Famous Pralines®, handmade Chocolate Loggerhead® and homemade ice cream and gelato, to name a few.

“We’ve seen time and again that our Southern confections, family friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned approach to candy making appeals to people nationwide,” said Jennifer Strickland, co-founder and co-CEO of River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. “We’re confident that The Battery Atlanta’s visitors will fall in love with our historic brand and are excited that Jamie and Doug are the ones to bring it to the area.”

WILD HEAVEN AVONDALE GALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/23/19

Wild Heaven Avondale

Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am

Our 5th annual Galentine’s Day party at Wild Heaven Beer (Avondale) is Saturday, February 15 from 10:30am-1pm – a half hour longer this year! Your $39 advance ticket ($45 at the door), gets you a roomful of great women to celebrate with, three full pours of delicious Wild Heaven Beer (including Emergency Drinking Beer Mimosas!), brunch from the famed Waffle House food truck, craft supplies, a commemorative stemmed glass (new this year!) plus a flower crown building station to get you ready to show off for the day. Space is limited, get your tickets today!

2ND ANNUAL URBANTREE HARD CIDER AND DOUGHNUT DOLLIES PAIRING EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/19

UrbanTree Cidery

Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th

It’s BACK! Doughnut Dollies returns to UrbanTree Cidery on February 8 and 9 for a collaborative doughnut + cider pairing event! From 12:30-6:30 pm each day, guests can enjoy a flight of four gourmet Doughnut Dollies doughnuts (Blueberry Hibiscus, Almond Rose, Peach Cobbler and Rum Caramel Apple) with the purchase of a cider flight. The specially-paired flight ($18) will feature SoGa Blue, Rosè, Peach Gobbler and Rum Barrel-Aged ciders.

More information on their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560431340762363/

THE WHITE BULL CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/19

Join The White Bull on Valentine’s Day 2020: Friday, February 14th for their exclusive 4-course menu and wine pairing. The meal is $85 per person* and wine pairing is $55 per person.

Here’s the details below!

VALENTINE’S DAY FOUR COURSE MENU
Add black truffle to any dish – just $20!
CANAPE
biscuit, chive, bacon jam, chevre
or
sunflower, butternut squash, olive oil
FIRST
beet, apple mustard, hibiscus, pumpernickel, crème fraiche
or
persimmon, black pepper, sorrel, lime, absinthe
or
scallop mousseline, pork belly, cabbage, sunchoke, chive
or
foie fras two ways, sourdough, tahini, sorghum, apple
($20 supplement)
SECOND
ricotta gnudi, turmeric, Tuscan kale, lemongrass, almond
or
lumache, short rib, black truffle, bottarga, parmesan
or
bucatini, beet, chicken liver, bacon, garlic, chili
THIRD
ribeye, black garlic, balsamic, sweet potato, fennel jus
or
striped bass, beluga lentil, pinenut, green tahina, hakurei turnip
or
duck, bok choy, oatmeal, green tea, ginger, apricot jus
or
winter vegetable terrine, cashew, sambal, coconut curry
FOURTH
caramel tarte, chocolate glacage, sour cherry
or
pistachio financier, lemon, ginger buttercream
or
roobius vanilla tea sorbet
***
The White Bull
123 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Guests may call for reservations
404.600.5649 or book on open table. Website: https://whitebullatl.com/

SWEET AUBURN BBQ’S CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/7/19

Tuesday, January 28th

Sweet Auburn BBQ

6 pm 

Head to Sweet Auburn BBQ on January 28 for their annual Chinese New Year celebration. Inspired by the Malaysian-Chinese roots of owners and siblings Howard and Anita Hsu, they’re offering a specially curated a la carte menu and cocktails to celebrate the occasion. The event will start at 6pm, and traditional lion dancers will perform for guests at 7pm and 8pm. This event is free, just stop on by!