Pig 2 Ways (passed)
EAT: Smoked Golden Cauliflower with House Cured Bacon + Chilis (Family Style)
DRINK: Hendrick’s Gin Surprise
EAT: Crying Tiger Beef, Local Greens, Firey Lime + Rice Wine Vinaigrette
DRINK: Charred Ginger Whiskey, Orange Bitters + Soda
EAT: Local Heritage Farm Pork Osso Bucco, Smoked Jus, Fried Kale, Risotto
DRINK: Second Self Devil’s Mole Porter
EAT: Ice Cream Sammy, Smoked Bourbon Glaze
DRINK: High West Double Rye ConcoctionAn acoustic set by Mike LaSage will follow.
Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta is kicking off the season of giving by supporting community-based solutions to hunger for children and families worldwide. Hard Rock International, Yoko Ono Lennon and WhyHunger join forces for the eighth year of the IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign, which aims to fight childhood hunger and poverty through the support of sustainable agriculture education and nutritious meals. Inspired by John Lennon and his iconic song “IMAGINE,” the campaign strives to turn his dream of a world with no hunger into a reality. In Atlanta, Hard Rock will support the mission by hosting a fundraising event and offering guests limited-edition IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER merchandise at the Rock Shop.
On Sunday, November 15, Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta will host Strike Against Hunger, a bowling event at Midtown Bowl benefitingAtlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). From 2 to 5 p.m., for a donation of $7 or seven canned goods, guests will receive two games and shoe rental at no additional charge. Guests can donate in advance online here and redeem complimentary game with printed receipt. The family-friendly afternoon will feature a live DJ, silent auction and full access to Midtown Bowl’s food and beverage menu. The ACFB procures and distributes more than 60 million pounds of food and groceries each year to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. For more information about ACFB’s mission, visit www.acfb.org.
As part of the 2015 IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign, Hard Rock encourages fans to show their support by using the#ImagineNoHunger hashtag on social media. Whether sharing photos of Hard Rock’s IMAGINE merchandise or how they support the IMAGINE campaign, Hard Rock looks to its guests to join the fight and utilize the #ImagineNoHunger hashtag in their social media posts this season. For additional information on the IMAGINE program, visit www.hardrock.com/IMAGINE.
Bellina Alimentari’s November Culinary Club calendar is loaded with events you don’t want to miss!
In addition to the “Meet the Farmer” aperitivo (Italian happy hour) with Steve and Whit Whitmire of Brasstown Beef tomorrow, November 10, guests have two opportunities this month to learn all about the art of pasta making:
Pasta Making Class: Thursday, November 19, 6 – 7 p.m. / $15 per person
Learn how easy it is to make your own delicious fresh pasta with Chef David Berry. This is a basic hands-on cooking class, followed by a tasting of the prepared pasta.
Holiday Pasta Making Class: Monday, November 23, 6 – 7 p.m. / $20 per person
Add an Italian recipe to your holiday menu! Learn how to make fresh, creamy pumpkin-filled ravioli with melted butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano and sage sauce. Chef David Berry will guide you during this hands-on cooking class, followed by a tasting of the finished dish.
Ramen Crush ATL is back! Chef Andy Tran and Daniel Crawford of Ramen Crush ATL are heading to Miller Union for their next ramen pop-up series this season. Enjoy a selection of starters and vegetarian and meat ramen featuring house-made broths and fresh market ingredients on the following Sunday evenings: November 15, November 22, December 6, and December 13. Ingredients and flavors will change week to week. Service begins at 5 p.m. and will continue until ramen is sold out.
New items on the Gypsy Kitchen menu include the following:
Pinchos Calientes y Frios…..Hot and Cold Snacks
Marinated octopus salad
Littleneck clams pipérade
Foie gras escabèche
Uni-stuffed eggs with colatura
Tapas.…..the Gypsy Kitchen Way
Hot mussels with red lentils, chorizo, torn basil and coconut milk
Roasted cauliflower and quinoa salad
Pennsylvania duck al pastor with crushed white beans and tamarind ketjap manis
Tuna tartare stuffed piquillo peppers
Georges Bank cod with green onion pil-pil, glazed eggplant and black garlic migas
Braised Berkwood Farms pork jowl with romesco and roasted heirloom apples
Grilled yellowfin tuna fideo with toasted vermicelli short noodles and lemon confit
In addition to the new menu items, Chef Ridgway will be featuring a few out-of-the-ordinary culinary adventures to be known as the “Gypsy Kitchen Experiences.” The three-course meals, which must be ordered one week in advance, are served family-style for six to eight diners and will be available early 2016. Guests will choose from lobster and seafood paella, whole suckling pig or a Moroccan lamb shoulder tagine as their entrée, and the other two courses will consist of seasonal appetizers and salads.
To learn more about Gypsy Kitchen, visit the restaurant’s website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram. Gypsy Kitchen is open for dinner daily and is located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta development. Reservations can be made online or by calling 404-939-9840. Valet parking is available.
This Thanksgiving, let Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market and Ocean Catering Company do all the hard work. The acclaimed chef has prepared what promises to be an unforgettable, four-course Thanksgiving dinner to-go menu for parties of four, eight and 12 starting at $134. Taking orders now through Monday November 23, 2015 at 12 p.m., the easy-to-prepare Thanksgiving meals will be available for pick-up at Ocean Market on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 before 3 p.m. Orders can be placed in-person at Ocean Market or by calling 404-665-1495.
Chef Shane’s Four-Course Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:
Pricing for complete holiday meals for parties of four is $134, parties of eight – $250, and parties of 12 – $375. Orders for all Thanksgiving to-go dinners must be placed by Monday November 23, 2015 at 12 p.m. in person or by calling 404.665.1495. Unless a special time is requested, all to-go dinners will be ready for pick-up Wednesday, November 25, 2015 before 3 p.m. at Ocean Market at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308. For more information, visit www.oceanmarketatl.com
Veteran’s Day is November 11 and Atlanta restaurants are dishing out specials and promos to honor and thank those who have served or are currently serving our country.
Der Biergarten is offering 50% off the tab on November 7 and November 11 to all active and retired military with presentation of military ID.
Veterans and their guest will receive 20% off the check at HOBNOB during lunch or dinner on November 11.
Dance the night away at Johnny’s Hideaway, where active and retired military will receive $11 off their bar tab. No minimum spend required. Cheers!
Ray’s Restaurants is offering a 20% discount for all veterans and active duty military, plus one guest.
Head to Decatur where Revival will offer 25% off the bill for all current and former service members.
Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar will be offering 25% off for active military and veterans plus one guest on Veteran’s Day. Must show military ID or proof of service to redeem.
Grab some FlexMex food at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, where all veterans will receive 50% off their food on Veteran’s Day.
White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA is offering a 15% discount for purchases made by veterans and active military.
With the holidays nearing, I thought you might be interested in learning more about some festive sweets and gifts available at Shake Shack this winter, in celebration of Christmas and Hanukah.
Shake Shack is kicking off colder weather with Shack-made salted caramel hot chocolate topped with fresh, whipped cream, available through March. For those looking for a sip of Christmas spirit, Shake Shack will launch a holiday shake trio on November 16 to January 3, including gingerbread (gingerbread spiced frozen custard, whipped cream, cinnamon cookie crumble), chocolate peppermint (chocolate frozen custard, peppermint, whipped cream, crumbled chocolate covered candy canes) and Christmas cookie (sugar cookie frozen custard, whipped cream, red and green sprinkles). During the seven days of Hanukkah, guests can enjoy “Hanukoncrete,” a blend of vanilla custard, strawberry puree and glazed doughnut. All holiday items will be served in limited-edition holiday packaging featuring an adorable penguin-themed white holiday to-go bag and green holiday cup, available November 16 to January 3.
Gifts + More
This season, Shake Shack is introducing a special edition holiday ornament, featuring a custom made wooden Shake Shack penguin with green ribbon for hanging. Individually packaged in a white box with a clear plastic top, stuffing and a silver bow, Shake Shack’s holiday ornament and a wide range of Shack swag for the family is available for purchase online here. Get a free ornament when you purchase a $25+ gift card in-store, while supplies last.