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Join Do.Food.Better. to Celebrate #NationalWineDay May 25th!

Wine, brews and moos, oh my! Taco Mac invites you and a guest to their Prado location for Brews, Moos & Wine on Thursday, May 25 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary all-you-can-eat and drink craft beer, boutique wine and artisan cheese from CalyRoad Creamery. This is the perfect place to celebrate National Wine Day!

Tickets are only $25! Meet me there!


In the meantime, a little something for you...


1st, I have to tell you a little about my new favorite knives by Zyliss.
There will be a full review, but with my site not up yet
I wanted to give you a little taste of what to expect.

Quality - 5 stars our of 5
Ease of Use - 5 stars our of 5
Durability - 5 stars our of 5 (Dishwasher safe! HUGE PLUS!)

What have I used these two knives for? LOL, everything from
cutting chicken and slicing tomatoes to peeling cucumbers
and chopping nuts to dicing onions and even blueberries!
Yep! I use these big knives for everything!

Zyliss 6 1/2" Chef's Knife


  • 6.5" Chef's Knife perfect for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing - pretty much EVERYTHING!
  • Safety touchpoints on top of blade for a more controlled "rocking" motion and comfort rest for thumb/index finger
  • Antibacterial protected and contoured handle for both large and small hands creating hassle-free maneuvring
  • High quality X50CrMoV15 German steel, is razor sharp, rust-resistant, durable, tarnish-free and easy to re-sharpen
  • Lifetime Zyliss Warranty, Dishwasher Safe remaining sharp wash after wash

Zyliss 5" Santoku Knife


  • 5" Mini Santoku Knife perfect for slicing, dicing and mincing meats, fruits and vegetables
  • Safety touchpoints on top of blade for a more controlled "rocking" motion and comfort rest for thumb/index finger
  • Antibacterial protected and contoured handle for both large and small hands creating hassle-free maneuvring
  • High quality X50CrMoV15 German steel, is razor sharp, rust-resistant, durable, tarnish-free and easy to re-sharpen
  • Lifetime Zyliss Warranty, Dishwasher Safe remaining sharp wash after wash

Sharp and durable, this Zyliss Santoku Knife can be your new culinary
companion whether you are a professional chef or just a rookie
in the kitchen who likes to make sandwiches.

I've retired my absolute go-to paring knives for everything.
I have small hands and I've just always preferred small sharp knives.
LOL, now I'm using the 6 1/2" Chef's knife and 5" Santoku
Knife FOR EVERYTHING. Now, if I can get my hands on a Zyliss Paring Knife...



Holy Cow People! Chef Nicholas Walker did not disappoint, not even for a split second! This man has talent!

The Cobb Galleria Centre partnered with Monday Night Brewing and treated me (and my AtlFBS pals) to an amazing small plates menu expertly paired with beers from Monday Night Brewing.

Thank you so much for yet another delicious dining experience CBC, and Jeff Heck... I'll take a ssix-packof each beer to go!

Just look at this people! Seriously one of the best dining experiences yet.

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More bubbles, less bullion. Through May 31, all three Ray’s Restaurants are popping open bottles of Dom Perignon Champagne for $150 instead of the usual $250. Now that you’ve saved, how about a small splurge? Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek are each featuring their own King salmon and soft shell crab seasonal specials. Those looking for a luscious lobster and Champagne dinner can zero in on Ray’s Signature Lobster Cobb salad or specialties such as Canadian Cold Water Lobster Tail, a Whole Maine Lobster or an option to pair a Cold Water Lobster Tail with one of Ray’s top quality Certified Angus Beef steaks. Hurry in, because like those Champagne bubbles, the Dom Perignon special will soon disappear.

One bottle. That’s all. Be one of the lucky diners at The Southern Gentleman to indulge in limited edition 25-year Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Bourbon connoisseurs know this elixir is to be savored and rolled across the palate. The Van Winkle family distillery produced fewer than 1000 bottles and just 710 bottles have been filled and sold – which works out to fewer than 15 bottles per state. A one-ounce neat pour carries a $350 price tag. Impressive? You bet. But then, so is The Southern Gentleman -- and its notable bourbon program -- in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
Hurry up and get it before it's gone!


Atlanta is full of musical entertainment year round, but one of the things Atlantans look forward to is her exciting outdoor concert season, and it's back! What's one of the fun things about outdoor concerts next to the music? Well, that's unpacking a picnic basket with your favorite bites and wines of course! This year take it up a few notches and let Food 101 picnic baskets assure concert fare won’t play second fiddle! The Sandy Springs restaurant packs picnic meals with 24-hour notice so concertgoers can swing by and grab their al fresco feast on the way to shows at Chastain Park Amphitheatre and Heritage Sandy Springs. How's that for convenience!

Food 101

Food 101 covers food, flatware, and baskets for all concerts with “no tables, no outside coolers” designation.

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Executive chef Ryan Smith offers encore-worthy nibbles and mains such as pimento cheese, $8/cup, and $15/pint; deviled eggs, $12/half dozen; smoked wings, $15 per dozen; mini biscuits and blueberry muffins, $8/four each (eight pieces total); smoked ham and pimento cheese or smoked salmon and cream cheese tea sandwiches, $5 per whole sandwich (cut in quarters); seasonal fruit, $5/cup and $9/pint; fried chicken with whipped potatoes, green beans, slaw and chicken gravy, $16 per person; grilled chicken salad, $14 per person; meatloaf with whipped potatoes, collard greens and red wine demi, $14/person; and desserts of chocolate cake for $7 per piece/$35 for whole cake and bourbon pecan pie for $6 per piece/$25 per pie. To place an order, call 404-497-9700.


Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie is welcoming a new addition to the team at his popular Decatur restaurant Revival: chef de cuisine Nicole Frey Edwards. The Red Beard Restaurants alum shares Gillespie’s passion for seasonality and Southern cuisine.

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 image credit: credit to Jessica Granger


Your boat to succulent savings has come in! The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Buckhead and Canton Street launched two new daily deals in addition to their regular weekly specials.

  • Mondays: On the new “Double-Up Peel ‘n Eat” Mondays, pay the half-pound price for a pound of peel-and-eat shrimp to dunk into a zesty house-made cocktail sauce.
  • Tuesdays: Enjoy half-priced bottles of wine, the perfect pairing to The Big Ketch’s fresh seafood selections.

The Big Ketch will continue to offer fan favorite specials like half the price for a half-dozen oysters during Oyster Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. and the $1.99 menu special for kids 12 and under from 4-6 p.m. every Monday-Wednesday. For more information visit



Join Sommelier Daniel Pernice for a Taste of his Favorite Summer Wines


ATLANTA (May 16, 2017) – From 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, Osteria Mattone’s sommelier Daniel Pernice will lead guests through a taste of his favorite summer wines, discussing flavor profiles and ideal pairings. Guests will enjoy a variety of wine plus chef Eric Sell’s selection of salumi and formaggi on Osteria’s patio (weather permitting)! Tickets are limited and available for purchase online at  For more information, please call Osteria Mattone at (678) 878-3378.


WHO: Osteria Mattone


WHAT: Summer Wine Tasting with sommelier Daniel Pernice


WHEN:  2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 


WHERE: Osteria Mattone

  1095 Canton St.

  Roswell, GA 30075


COST:             Tickets cost $29 per person ($31.01 with service fee) 


TICKETS:     Tickets are available for purchase HERE!


Top Latino Chefs Host Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration at JP Atlanta

June 10th dinner brings together Puerto Rico’s top culinary talent to benefit Ser Familia

Join downtown’s favorite dining destination JP Atlanta and Executive Chef Julio Delgado for the second annual heritage celebration as he joins forces with Puerto Rico’s most renowned chefs for an unforgettable evening filled with festive music, food and drinks. On Saturday, June 10th, Chef Delgado will team up with chefs Hector Santiago (El Super Pan), Andre Gomez (Porch Light Kitchen), Jimmy Carey (Jimmy’z Kitchen), and from Puerto Rico – Chefs Xavier Pacheco (La Juaquita Baya) and Pedro Alvarez (Alcor Foods). Guests will be treated to a global dining experience with Puerto Rican-inspired fare, while a portion of proceeds benefits Ser Familia, a local charity that strengthens, revitalizes, and equips the local Latino community.

 Enjoy an interactive dining experience as each chef provides insight on their dish and how it was influenced by their strong heritage. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. with live music, specialty cocktails featuring Don Q rum followed by dinner featuring various chef-hosted stations. The cost is $85 per person and includes all food stations, cocktails, and a specially curated wine and beer list.  Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance:



 ATLANTA, GA (May 11, 2017)- Looking to put a little Big Easy soul in your life? Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers are bringing New Orleans to Venkman’s on June 3. Starting at 10 p.m., join Ruffins as he personifies the laid-back vibe of New Orleans on stage. A founding member of Rebirth Brass Brand, Ruffins is dedicated to preserving the jazz music tradition amongst musicians, young and old. When he’s not on stage, Ruffins stays busy playing himself in the HBO series Treme, barbecuing outside his bar and appearing on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Ruffins pioneered the trend of young musicians playing traditional jazz music and will bring his love for the classics to Venkman’s.

Purchasing a General Admission ticket does not guarantee a seat/table at the event, but booth, table or banquette tickets are available for purchase. If earlier dinner reservations are made, your seats are not guaranteed for the show. The only way to guarantee seats at the show is to purchase booth or banquette tickets. For more information about Kermit Ruffins, this event and for tickets please visit the Venkman’s website.

For more information about Venkman’s please visit or call (470) 225-6162.