As any 8-year-old will tell you, the best way to celebrate your birthday involves birthday cake and ice cream. So Sublime Doughnuts is marking its eighth anniversary with a free scoop of its delicious Sublime Blue Birthday Cake Ice Cream Aug. 18-25 for customers who walk in and say “Happy Birthday, Baby Blue.”
That’s right—Atlanta’s custom bakeshop known for its high-quality, chef-inspired doughnuts serves up some of the tastiest homemade ice cream in town. In addition to birthday cake, other popular flavors on the menu include mango Moscato, strawberry rose, butter pecan caramel and peach Riesling.
Thursday, Aug. 18 through Thursday, Aug. 25
Open 24 hours
Both locations of Sublime Doughnuts (sublimedoughnuts.com):
535 10thStreet NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
North Druid Hills
2566 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
The executive chefs at Fifth Group Restaurants are taking on new territory this August with the annual FGR “Chef Shuffle.” Now through Wednesday, August 31, chefs from the acclaimed group’s eight locations will showcase tastes of their own menus at another Fifth Group restaurant. Executive chefs from La Tavola, The Original El Taco, Lure, Alma Cocina, Ecco, and South City Kitchen Buckhead, Midtown and Vinings will team up to create dynamic dishes that represent a creative union of the restaurants’ signature flavors.
“We are fostering camaraderie, collaboration and inventiveness within our restaurants,” said Fifth Group partner Robby Kukler. “The shuffle allows our executive chefs to learn from each other and expand their talents while our guests enjoy creative dishes they may not have tried at our other establishments.”
The Chef Shuffle will pair Fifth Group Restaurants’ executive chefs together to create two exclusive dishes, each of which will be featured on a complementing restaurant’s menu throughout the month. Chef pairings include:
- Nathan McGrath(South City Kitchen Vinings) and Chad Clevenger (Alma Cocina)
- Brent Banda(Lure) and John Spotkill (South City Kitchen Midtown)
- James Starnes (South City Kitchen Buckhead) and Michael Patria (Ecco)
- Justin Jordan(La Tavola) and Jack McGinn (The Original El Taco)
Featured dishes will incorporate the culinary inspirations of both restaurants, offering guests a limited-time opportunity to explore some of Fifth Group’s unique culinary styles. Highlights include:
- Ecco at South City Kitchen Buckhead
o Seared pork belly served with Georgia corn, field peas, heirloom tomatoes and herbed mushrooms
- La Tavola at The Original El Taco
o Chili-roasted chicken sope, prepared with sea island peas, Calabrian chili crema, salsa verde and pickled radish
- Alma Cocina at South City Kitchen Vinings
o Bacon fat confit pork cheek huarache with benne seed, heirloom cherry tomato, charred corn pico, pickled watermelon rind mostarda and green tomato salsa verde
For a more personalized experience, Fifth Group Restaurants’ award-winning catering and design company, Bold American Events, is also getting in on the fun. From large corporate events to small, intimate gatherings, executive chef Todd Annis and his team are ready to customize Fifth Group favorites and design new dishes to provide each guest the experience they deserve. Bold American Events also offers innovative design services and full-scale event production, evoking the creative spirit of Chef Shuffle to transform both traditional spaces and unconventional venues into extraordinary masterpieces.
The specialty Chef Shuffle dishes will be offered daily on the dinner menus at each respective restaurant through the end of August. To make reservations or plan your next event, please visit http://fifthgroup.com
To celebrate National Coffee Month, mü, an award-winning coffeehouse cocktail from LiDestri premier private label and contract manufacturer, will donate one dollar from every bottle sold to charity: water throughout August 2016. Based out of Rochester and always looking for ways to give back, mü’s campaign launched on August 1st in support of acclaimed nonprofit’s ongoing mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Available in grocery and liquor stores throughout the East Coast, coffee cocktail lovers can help make a difference by toasting to National Coffee Month with a glass mü.
Founded in 2006, charity: water has helped fund almost 20,000 projects in 24 countries, benefiting over 6.1 million people with their clean water initiative. Known and praised for its innovating fundraising solutions that inspire and motivate social change, charity: water demonstrates that simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters help provide clean water to communities around the world and can make a life changing impact including improved health, increased access to food, growth of local economies, and even helping kids spend more time in school.
Beginning today, Vine & Tap will offer its entire wine list at bottle prices approaching those seen at retail stores. The Atlanta wine bar owned and operated by sommelier Ian Mendelsohn will implement a new pricing system that caps its own profit on individual bottles of wine in an effort to encourage diners to take more risks when ordering bottles of wine. Though the new bottle prices will break with restaurant convention, Mendelsohn believes the revamped system will more closely align with his goal for Vine & Tap: sharing his passion for wine.
Under Mendelsohn’s new pricing philosophy, Vine & Tap’s bottle list will have three tiers. Bottles costing under $100 will see a small percentage markup over average retail price, while bottles between $100 and $200 will receive a flat markup of $50. Bottles priced over $200 will receive a $100 markup, with no cap on the bottle prices.
While restaurants have additional costs compared to the retail wine selling business, they also often enjoy access to wines that are sold in limited quantities and are not commonly available in retail stores at all. Thanks to his past experience in New York at Windows of the World and Christie’s Auction House, and as the wine director at the St. Regis Buckhead, Mendelsohn has a wealth of knowledge and relationships on which he has built one of Atlanta’s best wine lists. Now, one of the city’s most expertly curated wine lists also provides incredible value.
In addition to its wine list, Vine & Tap offers a rotating selection of the region’s top craft beers, expertly mixed cocktails and an approachable, impeccably executed menu that has made the restaurant a Buckhead neighborhood mainstay. Home to one of Atlanta’s best lobster rolls and creative, seasonal cuisine, the kitchen at Vine & Tap is equal to the task of serving food that pairs perfectly with their famous wine list. For more information about Vine & Tap, Ian Mendelsohn or their recent shift in wine prices, please contact Henri Hollis of Green Olive Media at email@example.com.
Savor the last moments of the season at Southern Art with a Big Southern Summer Barbecue on Wednesday, August 24, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Set in the beautifully landscaped Windsor Garden, adjacent to Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, inside the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, the event will be hosted by famed executive chef Art Smith and will feature a sunset barbecue buffet, complete with southern specialties and libations.
The buffet selection will include an assortment of house-cured, smoked and grilled meats, as well as chef Art’s modern southern cuisine and delectable desserts. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy specialty crafted cocktails from the award-winning Bourbon Bar, live entertainment from pianist Rhett Huffman, complimentary valet parking and an intimate meet-and-greet with chef Art Smith.
The event will boast a full buffet menu for friends and families to enjoy including a salad station, ‘Off The Grill’ and additions, traditional sides and a dessert station. Dish options range from peach BBQ baby back ribs, smoked turkey legs and grilled Italian sausage with peppers, onions, green tomato chow and Dijon mustard, to aged mac and cheese, chipotle coleslaw, smoked deviled eggs and more. To accompany the all-you-can-eat BBQ and fixings, a variety of thirst-quenching cocktails will be offered to keep guests refreshed. Bourbon Bar’s summer cocktail creations include: smokey peach made with Four Roses bourbon, crème de peche, tuaca, lemon juice, simple syrup, a dash of whiskey and peach bitter and garnished with a flamed orange peel; Georgia sunset with Ketel One vodka, Aperol, lemon juice, simple syrup and club soda; thyme for summer featuring Four Roses Yellow bourbon, house-made thyme infused green tea, peach bitters and thyme sprig; and horse’s neck made with Tincup Colorado whiskey, lime juice, simple syrup and ginger beer.
The Big Southern Summer Barbecue is $60 per person if purchased before Sunday, August 14. Beginning Monday, August 15, tickets are $75 per person. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase. To purchase tickets, please visit http://southernart.com/bigsummerbbq.
Southern Art and Bourbon Bar are located on the lobby level of the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta Hotel at 3315 Peachtree Road NE. For additional information on Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, please visit www.southernart.com or call 404.946.9070. Interact with Southern Art socially on Facebook at Facebook.com/southernartbourbonbar, Twitter at @SouthernArt and Instagram at @southernart_bourbonbar.
5Church in Midtown launches brunch service this Saturday, August 13. Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A few menu highlights include:
- Southern fried steak, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, two eggs sunny, wild mushroom-black pepper gravy
- Hangtown fry: fried oysters, smoked bacon, soft scrambled eggs, frisée salad
- Cured and smoked fish platter, oatmeal crackers, Vidalia onion whipped cream cheese, lemon