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The Cockentrice Debuts New Menu

Come for the charcuterie, stay for the new innovative and delicious meat, pasta and yes, even vegetarian dishes. The Cockentrice, the hip restaurant in Krog Street Market owned by the husband-and-wife team of Executive Chef Kevin and Megan Ouzts, has debuted a new dinner menu. I recently got to indulge in a sneak peek.

The CockentriceOf course you have to start with charcuterie. You’ll be craving it after walking past the display at The Spotted Trotter on your way into the restaurant. The Ouzts launched The Spotted Trotter in 2010, and their meats can be found at farmers markets around Atlanta in addition to their two brick and mortar locations.

Pair your charcuterie with one of The Cockentrice’s new cocktails. New Beverage Director Cole Younger Just brings his experience at The Last Word, King + Duke and Horseradish Grill and offers his take on classic cocktails. I was a fan of the Milk and Honey, a twist on a Bee’s Knees, made with milk washed gin, raw honey, lemon and lavender.

The new dinner menu is organized by taste preference. From vegetables to flatbreads, fish and shellfish to beef, pork and pasta, there’s a dish (more likely several) to match your mood.

Tomato cucumber salad with tomato granita
Tomato cucumber salad with tomato granita
Peach caramelized onion tart with candied tasso and fromage blanc
Peach caramelized onion tart with candied tasso and fromage blanc

Several of the dishes can be made vegetarian, and many are gluten free. Dishes range from $8 to $38.

The decidedly non-vegetarian Spanish pork paté with golden date, pimenton and mustard on brioche
The decidedly non-vegetarian Spanish pork paté on brioche bread

There’s even the namesake Cockentrice on the menu. Chef Ouzts’ take on the unique medieval dish is a roasted hen stuffed with lamb and served with cornbread, roasted tomato, asparagus, and game jus. If that’s not your style there’s always the massive 34 oz. char-grilled pork porterhouse.

Scallop with peach chow-chow, fennel and grilled savoy cabbage
Scallop with peach chow-chow and fennel
Brisket with crispy grit and grilled savoy cabbage
Brisket with crispy grit and grilled savoy cabbage

What hasn’t changed is Chef Ouzts’ commitment to supporting local farmers and purveyors.

“As Krog Street Market and Inman Park continue to take shape and grow, we want to make sure we’re providing a distinctly, authentic Atlanta experience that reflects the friendliness and needs of the community and stays true to our philosophy to provide exquisite balance in flavor, price and sustainability,” said Chef Ouzts.

Blueberry and sumac panna cotta with lemon genoise and chantilly cream
Blueberry and sumac panna cotta with lemon genoise and chantilly cream

The Cockentrice is located at Krog Street Market. It is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

The Cockentrice, 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta 30307.
470.428.2733
www.thecockentrice.com

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Krog Street Tunnel

Masked Affair: Inaugural Krog Masquerade on October 25

Kick off your Halloween celebrations on Saturday, October 25th at the Krog Masquerade. For one night only, Atlanta’s iconic Krog Street Tunnel will be transformed into an avant-garde European style masquerade ball.

The underground experience from 9pm (8pm for VIPs) to 1am will feature music from DJ Salah, cocktails and food, plus body art, burlesque and peep show performances.

Bring a mask — and leave your inhibitions at the door.

General and VIP tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at krogmasquerade.com. General admission tickets are $50 and include live entertainment, music, people watching, two complimentary drink tickets and more. VIP tickets are $100 and include five complimentary drink tickets and bites courtesy of 97 Estoria, exclusive interactive live entertainment, access to the VIP tent and more.

The Masquerade is open to guests 21 years and older and will be held rain or shine.

The Krog Masquerade is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and Sean O’Keefe Events.

For more information visit krogmasquerade.com or the event’s Facebook page.

Krog Masquerade, Saturday, October 25th at the Krog Street Tunnel,
1 Krog Street, Atlanta (Inman Park).

image by Lisa Windle

Inman Park Restaurant Week Fall 2013

Make your dining reservations now, Inman Park Restaurant Week returns this month!

Inman Park RWFrom Monday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 29th, 13 restaurants in Inman Park will offer a three course prix fixe menu for $15, $25 or $35 per person (tax, gratuity and alcohol are not included). Participating restaurants include: Fritti; Il Localino; Kevin Rathbun Steak; North Highland Pub; Parish Foods & Goods; Park’s Edge; Pure Taqueria; Rathbun’s; Sotto Sotto; The Albert; Wrecking Bar; Barcelona Wine Bar; and Wisteria.

Click here to see the participating restaurants and their menus

In support of September’s Hunger Action Month, Inman Park Restaurant Week will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Restaurants will be selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ACFB.org. Ticket sales end on September 29. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card from each of the participating restaurants. The drawing will be held on October 4th at the Food Bank, and the winner does not have to be present to claim the prize.

For more information on Inman Park Restaurant Week visit www.inmanparkrestaurantweek.com.

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Where to Celebrate July 4th in Atlanta

fireworksThe Fourth of July is all about fun, friends, fireworks — and food! Whether you’re looking to dine out on Independence Day or want to bring a feast home, here are the top holiday eats in Atlanta.

Buckhead

Southern Art

Outdoor Barbecue: The Southern-inspired restaurant will be hosting a gourmet barbecue outdoors on the patio featuring Memphis-style barbecue, brews and more from noon to 4pm. Be sure to stop by Bourbon Bar to enjoy an All-American tipple.
3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta 30326
(404) 946-9070, southernart.com

Downtown

Game-X

Game-XPlay, Drink and Dine: Finger foods like dead-heat hummus and wings of fortune are available throughout the day. Gamers can play Pac-Man Smash, NBA Hoops and plenty of other favorites. Once the sun sets, guests can watch the fireworks from the city’s new Ferris wheel, SkyWheel Atlanta, conveniently located near Game-X.
275 Baker St NW, Atlanta 30313
(404) 525-0728, gamexatl.com

 

Ventanas

Music and Fireworks: Ventanas is teaming up with Q100 for a night full of music, food and drinks. The $26 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary well drink. The indoor event will keep guests cool while they dance to music played by the night’s DJ. With fireworks at eye level, Ventanas is the premiere location to watch the Atlanta skyline light up. The party starts at 6pm and fireworks will begin as soon as the sun sets. Guests who purchase tickets will also receive a $5 play card to use at Game-X before the event. Call or visit their website to purchase tickets.
275 Baker Street, Atlanta 30313
(404) 766-3867, ventanas.com

Glenwood Park

Gunshow

BBQ to Go: Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow is offering barbecue-to-go packages for four, filled with Southern classics. Dishes include a quart of whole hog, pulled pork and Brunswick stew, a pint of coleslaw, eight buns, dill pickles, saltine crackers and cookies. The cost is $50 plus tax and diners can reserve by Saturday, June 29 to guarantee pickup between noon and 3pm on Thursday, July 4th. A few extra packages will also be available at the restaurant, but reservations are highly recommended.
924 Garrett Street SE, Suite C, Atlanta 30316
(404) 380-1886, gunshowatl.com

Inman Park

The Albert

Dine In and Takeout Rib Special: Guests are invited to enjoy The Albert’s $16 rib special, which includes a full rack with sides of savory creamed corn and baked beans. For those who prefer to celebrate at home, a takeout special will also be available for $30 and includes two full racks of ribs with sides of creamed corn and baked beans. All takeout orders must be placed by July 2nd.
918 Austin Avenue, Atlanta 30307
(404) 872-4990, www.thealbertatlanta.com

Midtown

Cucina Asellina

Cucina AsellinaJuly 4th Edition of POP! Brunch on Sunday, July 7th: Throughout the day guests are invited to relax on Cucina’s scenic, dog-friendly patio while sipping on $4 Tito’s Bacon Bloody Marys and enjoying delicious POP! Brunch menu items like wood fire baked eggs, salmon tartare, housemade yogurt and more, with DJ Dillon spinning tunes.
1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309
(404) 793-0141, togrp.com/togrp-cucina-asellina-atlanta

 

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Free Brunch for Peachtree Runners: Following the Peachtree Road Race at 9am, any participating runner or walker that brings in their race number will receive their meal free of charge.
817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta 30308
(404) 815-9243, www.cypressbar.com

 

Marlow’s Tavern

Red, White and Brew Menu: Now through Monday, July 29th, a selection of patriotic plates, hand-crafted cocktails and local brews are available to diners. The “Red, White and Brew” menu celebrates summer in the U.S.A. with dishes and beverages like the beach house bruschetta and the summertime watermelon margarita. The restaurant is also hosting the Fourth Annual Marlow’s Tavern Grilling Recipe Contest, where grill-masters can submit their best recipe for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other prizes.
950 West Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta 30309
(404) 815-0323, marlowstavern.com

 

Olmstead

Celebrate Early: Atlantans can rise and shine for a tasty day to celebrate America and the Peachtree Road Race. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys will be offered for $14, while an a la carte menu will be served starting at 7am.
1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309
(404) 443-8431, olmstedatl.com

 

Rí Rá Irish Pub

The Great Guinness Road Race Giveaway: Starting at 9am, the Irish Pub will featuring 5-cent pints of Guinness for Peachtree Road Race competitors (first 90 pints, max two pints per runner), 20% off food for all and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
1080 Peachtree St NE #1, Atlanta 30309
(404) 477-1700, www.rira.com/atlanta

 

Woody’s

Open Early for the Race: Woody’s will open at 7am on the 4th to serve those running and watching the Peachtree Road Race. Woody’s will be serving its All-American menu of Philly-style cheesesteaks and other submarine sandwiches, hot dogs and potato chips, with locally brewed SweetWater 420 and Red Hare beer on tap, premium ice cream for shakes or splits and frozen treats from the King of Pops. Starting on the 4th Woody’s will begin serving Frozen Pints.
981 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta 30308
(404) 876-1939, woodys.com

Morningside

Woodfire Grill

Annual BBQ & Beer Party: Executive Chef Tyler Williams of Woodfire Grill is preparing a star-studded barbecue feast on Wednesday, July 3 from 5:30 to 11pm. Guests can load up their plates with watermelon, skillet cornbread with butter, pork butt, chicken thigh and beef brisket served with Carolina mustard vinegar, pepper vinegar and sweet Memphis-style sauces. All-American sides include coleslaw, potato salad, deviled eggs and green beans with bacon. Pastry Chef Karie Brown is preparing peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. SweetWater 420 drafts are available for $6 and proceeds from sales are being donated to “Save the Hooch,” a campaign started by Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewery in 2005 to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed. The cost is $38 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required and seating is limited.
1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta 30324
(404) 347-9055, woodfiregrill.com

Virginia Highland

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

Sixth Annual Go Whole Hog or Go Home Fourth of July Party: For $15 guests can enjoy a meat-and-three meal for lunch or dinner. The Backyard Beer Olympics starts at 3pm and games include Ping-Pong, ladder toss, cornhole and darts. Registration for teams of two is free, and over $500 in prizes is up for grabs.
794 N Highland Ave NE  Atlanta 30306
(404) 876-7249, atkinspark.com

 

D.B.A Barbecue

Fourth of July Catering Packages: Looking for a way to enjoy an All-American backyard barbecue without the hassle of cooking? This 4th of July let D.B.A. Barbecue cater your cookout. Call or visit their website to place an order for a catering package that includes:

DBA barbecue• The Smoked Chicken Wings Platter: With Blue Cheese and Celery Plain, BBQ, Buffalo, or Lemon Pepper. 50 wings for $45; 75 wings for $60; 100 wings for $80; and 250 wings for $190.
The Big Game Platter: Two pounds of pulled pork, Boiled Peanuts, 50 wings, and one full rack of individually cut Spare Ribs. Feeds 4 for $75.
Smoke-n-fried Chicken: Smoked then battered and fried chicken. Twelve pieces with 4 muffins, any two sides and banana pudding. Feeds 4 for $45.
Tailgate Package: 4 pounds pulled pork, 4 racks spare ribs, 4 bone in chickens, 3 quarts baked beans, 3 quarts potato salad, 3 quarts coleslaw, 3 quarts banana pudding, with sternos and stands. Feeds 15 for $250.

SweetWater Tap Takeover: Beginning on July 4th at 11:30am, D.B.A. will host a SweetWater Tap Takeover through July 7th, featuring SweetWater 420, IPA, Blue, LowRYEder, Georgia Brown, Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, and Road Trip. On July 5th, 10% of all dine-in sales will benefit SweetWater’s Chattahoochee Riverkeeper efforts.
1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta 30306
(404) 249-5000, www.dbabarbecue.com

West Midtown

Bone Lick BBQ

Red, White + ‘Cue: Bone Lick BBQ is excited to invite friends and fellow barbecue aficionados to the inaugural edition of their Fourth of July Rooftop BBQ Bonanza. The special event, featuring live music, a whole hog roast, kiddie pools and more, will kick off atop the Apex building at 12pm. As guests sip on ice-cold brews, Chef Mike LaSage will serve up his award winning ‘cue, complete with all of the fixings. Red White + ‘Cue attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a Twinkie eating competition for the chance to win a variety of prizes courtesy of PBR and Bone Lick BBQ. When the sun sets, guests will experience 360-degree views of some of Atlanta’s best fireworks displays. Ample parking is available on the street and in a large parking deck accessible by an entrance located between Slice and Bone Lick BBQ.
1133 Huff Road NW, Atlanta 30318
(404) 343-6574, www.bonelickbarbecue.com

Decatur

No. 246

Table Tennis & Tipples: Guests are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a day of Ping-Pong and drink specials. The lunch menu will be served from 11am to 7pm and includes pizza, salads and sandwiches
129 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur 30030
(678) 399-8246, no246.com

Kale Me Crazy Opens in Inman Park

When do you ever leave a restaurant feeling healthier than when you arrived? You get that feeling at Kale Me Crazy, a new upscale juice and smoothie bar now open in Inman Park.

Founded by Yogli Mogli CEO Roi Shlomo, Kale Me Crazy is dedicated to healthy eating with a focus on organic, vegan and gluten-free menu items.

Kale Me CrazyThe juices are cold-pressed fresh each morning from fruits and vegetables that are pesticide free, non-GMO and locally sourced (when available). The process of cold pressing best preserves the produce’s nutrients, vitamins and enzymes.

If you’ve never had kale or other leafy greens in a juice, you may be surprised at how delicious and refreshing they can taste, especially with added sweetness from apples or spice from ginger.

Veggie juice newbies should try the Kale Yeah! Made with kale, spinach, cucumber, apple and lemon, it’s the most popular cold-pressed juice on the menu. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous try the Go Green, made with kale, spinach, romaine, chard, cucumber and celery.

Kale Me Crazy juicesIf you want something non-green, try the Beet Up. Made with beets, apple, lemon and ginger, it’s crisp and flavorful, and lovely deep magenta in color (so you may want to double check your teeth before any meetings).

The juices range from $4.50 to $8 a bottle and should be consumed within three days as they are made without preservatives.

The more filling smoothies are made to order and come in a variety of flavors and colors. Try the Green Dream, made with kale, spinach, pineapple, apple, mint leaves and coconut water. Another top pick is the Tropical Trippin’, made with orange, mango, pineapple, coconut yogurt and coconut milk. The smoothies range from $6.50 to $7.50.

juices and smoothieThere is also the option of adding herb and powdered supplements, like turmeric, spirulina, vegan protein powder and chia seeds. Not sure what to add? Knowledgeable “juicetenders” can help you select what’s best for your needs and taste.

If you like wheatgrass, Kale Me Crazy has you covered. Try the KMC Shot, which has a kick from the addition of ginger and cayenne pepper and comes with a lemon juice chaser.

If you want something more substantive try the Açaí Bowl. Made with pureed açaí berries, coconut milk, dates and blueberries, then topped with shredded coconut, granola, mint and raw honey, it is sure to jump-start your day.

Kale Me Crazy also offers vegan pastries including cupcakes that non-vegans will still enjoy. Look for salads and vegan pizza to be added to the menu in the future.

Whether you’re craving a health boost morning, midday or at night, Kale Me Crazy can accommodate your schedule. It is open for dine in and carry-out from 7:30am to 8pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.

Kale Me Crazy, 300 N. Highland Ave Suite B, Atlanta 30307. (404) 600-5048

photo credit for first two photos: Joe Micelli

Get Your Tickets to BaconFest 2013

Food, fun, and perhaps a celebrity sighting – it’s happening on March 30th at BaconFest!

The 13th annual pig out benefits Dad’s Garage Theatre Company. The nonprofit theatre in Inman Park has been producing innovative scripted and improvised works since 1995.

Last year’s BaconFest included a surprise visit from Kevin Bacon. Who knows what excitement this year’s BaconFest will bring? One sure thing: you’ll leave full.

In addition to more than 1,200 pounds of bacon donated by The Vortex Bar & Grill and troughs of cold beer, Diesel Filling Station, P’cheen International Bistro and Pub, Pine Street Market, Corner Tavern, King of Pops and The Wrecking Bar will provide tastings and special offerings.

There will be live performances by local bands and unique carnival games manned by Dad’s Garage’s most entertaining improvisers. Past games have included Hunt an Improviser, a Wheelchair Obstacle Course, Hobo Wine Tasting, Name That Keanu Quote, an Insult Booth and a Compliment Booth.

Tickets are available in three options and may be purchased online at Dad’s Garage’s website.

Portioned Porking ($28): Admission to the festival, 5 game tickets and three cups full of beer, bacon or both. Additional beer and bacon will be available for purchase.

Bottomless Bacon ($48): Admission to the festival, unlimited game playing and unlimited beer and bacon.

Whole Hog! ($88): Attendees get access to a whole pig roasted by Bone Lick BBQ, several kegs of specialty beer and some exotically-flavored bacon. Whole Hoggers also get a special BaconFest 2013 t-shirt.

Tickets are an additional $10 if ordered on the phone or purchased at the event. Get your tickets early as BaconFest 2012 sold out in advance.

BaconFest will be held from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, March 30th in the parking lots of Dad’s Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C-101. Ages 21 and up, rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA.

For more information, directions or to purchase tickets visit dadsgarage.com or call (404) 523-3141.