Month: October 2011

Hudson Grille Opening in Sandy Springs

Hudson Grille is planning to open its fourth location this December in Sandy Springs at 6317 Roswell Road. The restaurant will open in the former KC Pit BBQ space which was closed in 2010 after the Internal Revenue Service and Drug Enforcement Administration raided the restaurant.

Hudson Grille closed its Perimeter Mall location just a few miles from this new space in April 2010. I personally like the Roswell Road location much better than Perimeter Mall. Parking was always a pain at the mall with valet taking up all the convenient spaces (even though valet spaces were only about 20% full.)

For more information on Hudson Grille Sandy Springs, check out their Facebook page here.

Sugar Coma Festival Returns

If you LOVE desserts (who doesn’t?) then you’re not going to want to miss the Sugar Coma Festival coming to Atlantic Station on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 2-6 p.m.

Shameeka Ayers (@BrokeSocialite) goes above and beyond to make this event the best dessert tasting experience in Atlanta, bringing in the top pastry chefs and bakers from around the city. There will also be gluten-free and vegan offerings.

Get your early bird tickets here for $20. The Sugar Coma usually sells out.

Taco Mac Features Local Purveyors

If you’ve been to a Taco Mac lately then you know they’re not hurting for business. Known for their buffalo wings and huge beer selection, Taco Mac has expanded to 29 locations in three states while becoming one of the most popular sports bars in Atlanta. Simply put, Taco Mac doesn’t need to change their formula to be successful which is the main reason that I respect their latest move.

This month, Taco Mac rolled out a limited time menu featuring local purveyors Spotted Trotter Charcuterie, Cooke Cattle Company, Heywood Provision Company, and Atlanta’s Bakeshop. For the duration of this Limited Time Offer Menu, $.50 of each menu item ordered will be donated to a local non-profit, Camp Twin Lakes. Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing camp experiences to Georgia’s kids with serious illnesses, disabilities and life challenges.

The menu items include:

The Spotted Trotter Dog ($7.59)

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Cooke’s Grass-Fed Burger ($9.99)

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Heywood’s Reuben ($8.99)

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Bakeshop Truffle Cake

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Kudos to Taco Mac for keeping “local” in mind as they continue to expand!

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New Juice Bar dTox to Open in Midtown

How many times have you told yourself that you’re going to start eating healthier but you end up eating the same foods over and over again? Well, it’s time to put down your burger and start juicing!

Opening in early November, the dual concepts of dShop and dTox will provide what Starbucks can’t: tables available for rent by the hour, allowing customers to take meetings, print materials and more in a sleekly-designed space complete with a juice bar.

dTox will offer fresh, organic juice made from locally sourced ingredients available for table renters and walk-in customers. Juices are available in individual 16 oz. compostable cups, or in the signature “dTox Box.” Ideal for cleanses, the “dTox box” contains six 16 oz. bottles, including two Red Juices (beet, carrot, cucumber, spinach, romaine, dandelion, ginger and lemon), two Green Juices (kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, watercress, apple, parsley and lemon), one dTox Water (water, lemon and cayenne pepper) and one Brazil Nut Milk (brazil nuts, coconut water, dates, vanilla, sea salt and water), as well as two elixirs, including one Wheatgrass (wheatgrass and cucumber) and one Aloe (aloe gel fresh from the aloe plant, pear and lemon). The box is available for $50 per day, with a $1 deposit for each glass container, which will be washed and reused upon return. Box orders must be placed one day in advance by 4 p.m.

In addition to the menu of juices, dTox will also offer a variety of fair trade, organic coffees and teas, such as the miracle hangover cure, Pu’her Tea, and “healthy junk food,” like organic chocolate chip cookies and vegan desserts from local company Ooh La Raw.

dShop and dTox are located in the heart of Midtown at 305 6th Street, Atlanta, GA30308. The hours are Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.dtoxjuice.com or call 404.771.6500.

$1 Subs at Jimmy John’s on October 20

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Jimmy John’s will be selling $1 subs at 18 Atlanta/Athens area stores from 11AM- 3PM on Thursday, October 20, 2011. See restrictions above. The locations include:

Alpharetta – 875 N. Main St.
Alpharetta – 4130 Old Milton Pkwy.
Athens – 600 Baxter St.
Atlanta – 365 14th St. N.W.
Atlanta – 925A Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta – 3324A Peachtree Rd. N.E.
Atlanta – 2941 Paces Ferry Rd. S.E.
Atlanta – 400 W. Peachtree St.
Atlanta – 1921 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta – 60 Luckie St.
Decatur  – 335 W. Ponce De Leon Ave.
Duluth – 2040 Pleasant Hill Dr.
Gainesville – 333 Jesse Jewell Pkwy.
Kennesaw – 1133 Chastain Rd.
Marietta – 801 Church St. N.E.
Norcross – 4870 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. N.W.
Sandy Springs – 6064 Roswell Rd.
Suwanee – 3630 Peachtree Pkwy.

Thanks Amanda Harley (@aharleycbs) for the tip!

King of Pops Field Day on October 23

I wish I had a dollar for everytime I’ve heard a girl say how good-looking the King of Pops brothers (Nick and Steven) are. I think my own wife has even mentioned it.

Well, luckily for us dudes, we have a reason to love these guys too. The chocolate sea salt, banana puddin’, pineapple habanero and lots of other flavored popsicles are simply the best in Atlanta. It’s impossible for me to pass one of their carts without stopping by and trying a new flavor or one of my favorites.

The King of Pops has achieved tremendous success in just a few short years and they are ready to give back with a FREE, all ages party called KING OF POPS FIELD DAY on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Masquerade Park.

King of Pops Field Day will feature carnival games, field day games, Atlanta street food, costume contest, photo booth and more. Everyone who attends the event will receive a token for a free popsicle and a ticket for a free game. Additional tickets will be able to be purchased with proceeds benefiting Save Criminal Records Atlanta.

For more information, click here to go to the event Facebook page.