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A New Kid on the Block is the Reader’s Choice

A New Kid on the Block is the Reader’s Choice

Aug 24, 2012

With the football season just around the corner, a local business, was voted as the best Sports Bar in Grayson on Loganville/Grayson Patch, and for a darn good reason: Great Food & Lots of it! After The Game Sports Bar and Grill is everything you expect from a sports bar and then a little more. They carry all the traditional dishes: hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, sodas and shakes. And if that’s not enough for your plate, they carry their own special items. Atmosphere  &  Entertainment. Sports are all about entertainment, and After The Game has some of the best access to it. With 30 TV screens, guests will be able to catch up on any game, any time. No matter your preference, After The Game has it. The owners and the staff are courteous, community oriented and  family friendly. Whenever you walk into After The Game, you will find an environment ready for you. Georgia Commerce Club and GLM love networking here. Bold Spicy Team gives After the Game Sports Bar and Grill 5 bulls. They are...

Experience Buckhead’s Czar Ice Bar

Experience Buckhead’s Czar Ice Bar

Jul 2, 2012

Andrews Entertainment District is always on the cutting edge of the next trend in the restaurant and bar scene. Their eighth establishment, Czar Ice Bar, is the place to go for incredible sushi and cool cocktails.  Grabbing a drink at the 4” thick and 27’ foot long solid ice bar, customers immediately notice the wall of 300 exotic vodka brands and vodka infusions. With that many choices, you can event build your own vodka flights with 330,791,175 possibilities. A favorite among the guests are the vodka infusion shots such as Brown Sugar Pineapple and Cinnamon or Toasted Coconut served in actual ice blocks. While the name features its bar, it is the tasty sushi that is worth noting as well. Czar Ice Bar is honored to have Chef Saito Saito as the creative magician behind the sushi masterpieces. Born in Fuku-Shima Ken, Japan, Chef Saito is one of only a handful of exclusive Master Chefs in the United States. Graduating from the Tokyo Chef School in Japan and apprenticing for over 10 years, the majority of Saito’s residency was spent opening restaurants in such discerning cites as New York, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Aspen, and Hollywood. The remainder was spent in Atlanta where he cemented his culinary reputation. The new Atlanta concept of a Sushi Restaurant coupled with a Vodka Bar so excited Saito, that he came out of retirement, and has now created an unbelievable sushi menu that supersedes all of his past menus. Chef Saito’s sushi creations are not only mouth-watering, but are literal works of art! If you want to get the vibe, this premier venue showcases rich Russian décor set in an upscale ambience with a really sleek hand painted glass ceiling. Patrons can choose to sit in groups within the European seating sections, at tables, pull up to the ice and sushi bars or hang out on the patio. It is the perfect setting for an exclusive lunch meeting, quiet sushi infused dinner date or late night party with friends. Czar Ice Bar’s hours are Monday-Saturday from 11am to 2:30am with lunch: Daily 11am-3pm and dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday, 5-11pm. The space is available for special events including bachelorette or cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and corporate events....

My Hot Dog Holy Grail – Larry Blumen

My Hot Dog Holy Grail – Larry Blumen

Dec 5, 2011

Many years ago, on my way to a Braves game, I stopped at a sports bar in Midtown for something to eat. The barwoman asked me what I wanted and I told her, a hot dog. She asked me what I wanted on it, and I said, mustard. She gave me a look, but didn’t say anything. When she came back with my order, I checked it out:  a bun, a squiggle of mustard and, underneath, what appeared to be a weenie—just what I’d asked for. But when I took my first bite, I realized that this was no mere weenie. It was the best damn hot dog I’d ever tasted!  I didn’t know what to call it—I’d been raised in the South to be ignorant of anything except “hot dog” and “weenie”, and neither of these words described what I had in my mouth. When I got back home from the game, I praised this taste sensation to my wife, but the only way I could describe it was, “a hot dog on steroids”. She said, “That was a bratwurst.” I said, “Great—get me some at the store!” She said, “There’s no way I’m getting that at the store—It’ll clog up your arteries and give you a heart attack.” So I discovered my hot dog holy grail, and, in the same instant, learned that I was forbidden to ever eat one again.  Well, there was no way that was going to happen.  The next time I went to a Braves game, I stopped by the same sports bar, in search of guilty pleasure. But the place was closed, in the sense of gone and out of business. I was confounded—how could such an excellent establishment go out of business?  The only thing I could figure was, they weren’t charging enough for the hot dogs. Since then I have walked the Earth, with a jar of French’s mustard in my hand, searching for my holy grail. I’ve been in every gin joint in the country, looking for the perfect dog—big, with a lot of heft, and that unique hot dog taste, that delirious blend of animal parts, with just a hint of rat hair....

Charleston’s Home Team Bringing the Heat to More Than Just BBQ

Charleston’s Home Team Bringing the Heat to More Than Just BBQ

Aug 31, 2011

Most people know Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ as being voted the BEST in Charleston for BBQ, Ribs & Wings. What many do not know is, Home Team BBQs are chef-driven restaurants. With two locations in Charleston, SC, Aaron Siegel created Home Team BBQ with idea of combining traditional processes and techniques of classical cuisine with the simplicity of comfort food, BBQ, and Southern fare. His restaurants feature traditional BBQ fair with Memphis-style dry rubbed Ribs and Chicken, a Texas-style braised and smoked Brisket along with Eastern North Carolina-style Pork Butts. The BBQ is complemented by traditional Southern sides such as creamy grits, smoked gouda mac and cheese, cornbread, squash casserole, and collard greens. However, it was Home Team’s Death Relish on BBQ Nachos “Ronchos” that caught the eye of the Food Network and was recently seen on Heat Seekers. While Home Team BBQ’s menu accommodates every appetite with traditional authentic BBQ offerings, both locations also feature a larger menu of tempting choices of appetizers, salads, stews, quesadillas, wraps and tacos. In addition to award-winning menu selections, Home Team offers large party takeout orders, full service catering and delivery. With entertainment every evening including live music with up-and-coming blues, bluegrass, rock, country, and alternative country artists and plenty of TVs offering sports, the bar also provides a fun nightlife scene. Home Team BBQ is the spot for a work lunch, casual family dinner or a great night out on the town with friends. Aaron Siegel’s years of knowledge and experience began with a degree from the University of Georgia and was seasoned by a culinary degree from The Culinary Institute of America in upstate New York. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Aaron completed an internship in Atlanta at Nava under acclaimed chef Kevin Rathbun. Then, he was employed as a Sous Chef by Pinion’s and Cache Cache in Aspen, CO. During his time at these high-end restaurants, Aaron became more intrigued with the idea of combining traditional processes and techniques of classical cuisine with the simplicity of comfort food, BBQ, and Southern fare. Returning to the South, he became the Executive Chef at Blossoms Café in downtown Charleston. Taking his vast experience and and creativity,...

Moe’s Original Bar B Que: A Southern Soul Food Revival

Moe’s Original Bar B Que: A Southern Soul Food Revival

Aug 31, 2011

Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que is quite the hit at 349 14th Street in the renovated Kool Korners building in Midtown. Customers have come to learn that Preston Smith and Brett Mancuso’s 2400-square-foot fast casual eatery and catering company offers more than just BBQ, ribs, wings, chicken and turkey. It’s the catfish and a shrimp Moe-boy sandwich along with the homemade Southern sides that folks are thrilled to discover as well. With all food prepared fresh daily, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que is serving up an award-winning, all things Southern, BAMA BBQ experience. “Beyond the incredible food, there is a great sense of culture that goes along with the Moe’s Original Bar B Que brand,” said Moe’s Atlanta co-owner Preston Smith. “We wanted to bring that vibe to Atlanta and have had a great response so far from the locals.” Designed with a rustic feel complete with staples of the South, the down-home restaurant is comfortable and fun for students, families and professionals alike with indoor dining as well as patio seating. Additionally, there is a lively nightlife scene with an expansive, full premium bar, multiple high definition TVs, trivia and occasional live music on the weekends. In 1988, founding partner Mike Fernandez hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and began learning to fire roast meats. When Moe fired up his backyard barrel pit, everyone in T-Town knew where to go. Mike and his partners, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy, were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. Moe’s serves up an all things Southern Soul Food Revival with not only award-winning, fresh from the pit BBQ but down home sides and desserts made fresh daily from recipes passed down for generations. From a junkyard pit in Vail, Colorado to 18 locations in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina, Moe’s Original BBQ has mastered the art of opening successful fast casual concepts by offering fresh, quality food in a cost-effective manner. For more information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com. Find out about specials and events on Facebook or...

Rita’s Lawrenceville To Reopen Friday the 25th.

Rita’s Lawrenceville To Reopen Friday the 25th.

Feb 14, 2011

REOPENING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 Save the date as we gear up to re open for the season. Rita’s Lawrenceville will be open seven days a week, Noon – 9 PM. We Thank you for your past business and look forward to serving you Ice, Custard and Happiness again really soon. Stay tuned for more information about the re opening celebration and special discounts and offers. Visit www.ritaslawrenceville.com or Rita’s Lawrenceville face book and twitter pages. 169 West Pike Street LAWRENCEVILLE, GA...