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Jittery Joe's Coffee Tasting At Alon's Bakery And Market
Kaleidoscope Chef's Counter
Free Treat At Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
RA Sushi's June Pairing
Georgia Eggs Benedict Recipe From Chicken And The Egg
What's New on Pinterest
Tweep of the Week: @thesouthernc
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Jittery Joe's Coffee Tasting at Alon's Bakery and Market in Virginia Highland Pours On
Midweek Mo-Joe


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Perk up your midweek morning with a few jolts of Jittery Joe's java at a Wednesday morning coffee tasting on May 30, courtesy of Alon's Bakery and Market in Virginia Highland. Jittery Joe's will start roasting and pouring it on strong at 10 a.m. Sip several types and pick out a few to fit your a.m. and p.m. coffee moods then purchase some small cans to take with you. According to research, coffee is the number-one source of antioxidants in the American diet. Put that in your cup and drink it. You know what they say, the mo' Joe the merrier!

Counter Culture:  Kaleidoscope Sets Places For First Chef's Counter 


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If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen and pull up a chair to the new Chef's Counter dinner at Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub in Brookhaven. Beginning May 31 and continuing on the last Thursday of each month thereafter, six guests will fork into four courses from a front-row seat with a view of all of the culinary action in Chef Joey Riley's kitchen. The cost is $50 per person for the four-course menu. Optional beer pairings for $20 per person or wine pairings for $25 per person are available. Guests are welcome to BYOB for a $15 corkage fee. Each month's menu will have a different theme. This month, Chef Riley's menu will feature Heritage pork. May's Chef's Counter has already sold out, so be sure to save a seat for next month by calling 404-474-9600. 

Doughnut, Hold The Dough - Get A Free Treat When Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Celebrates National Doughnut Day On June 1


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Choose the hole-in-each-one Original Glazed®, jam-filled, iced or any other doughnut of your choice for free at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Columbus, Ga. this Friday, June 1. Wipe that glazed look off your face; this is for real. There's no purchase necessary to enjoy this sweet treat in honor of National Doughnut Day. The Salvation Army rolled out this "holey-day" in 1948 to raise dough for folks in need during the Great Depression, and this sweetest of days is observed annually on the first Friday in June. Share your joy on Twitter (@KrispyKreme #DoughnutDay), but please don't tweet with your mouth full. The Columbus Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop is located at 6761 Veterans Parkway, 706-320-2124. 


RA Sushi June Watermelon-Kiwi Cocktail And Entrée Pairing Is Summer's First Love


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The new summer watermelon and kiwi cocktail and entrée pairing at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown will generate a more refreshing splash than a cannonball dive into a swimming pool. Stay cool (and dry) with this perfect June marriage of Watermelon Kiwi Shrimp and the Melon-Kiwi-Tini cocktail. Watermelon Kiwi Shrimp is a tropical delight layering watermelon, kiwi, orange slices and lychee and topping the whole shebang with shrimp. Light and healthy with fruit and protein, this colorful plate is ideal for hot summer days and nights. Its perfect mate is the Melon-Kiwi-Tini that muddles Monin Watermelon, Svedka Citron and shochu then adds some soda fizz and watermelon and kiwi garnishes. Say "I do" to this offering for just $18 from June 1 - 30. Squeeze it in:  RA Sushi is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a late-night menu available until midnight, and the bar is open even later.

Chicken And The Egg Cracks Open The Recipe Vault To Share Georgia Eggs Benedict For National Eggs Benedict Day

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According to The Kitchen Project, there seems to be some discrepancy in the which-came-first department of eggs Benedict recipe origins. While it appears to have had its inception up north, we're partial to the southern version -- Georgia Eggs Benedict -- poached up by Chicken and the Egg. Southern farmstead fare, such as this or fried green tomato eggs Benedict, is an integral part of each day at the Marietta eatery. Seeing that June 4 is National Eggs Benedict Day, you might be up for trying your hand at making this dish over the weekend. Chicken and the Egg Chef and Owner Marc Taft gave us the thumbs up on sharing his recipe, so don't think we're being Benedict Arnolds. For trivia's sake, the Revolutionary War traitor was neither initiator nor namesake of the traditional or Georgia versions.


Sit down to weekend brunch at Chicken and the Egg on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Additionally, the restaurant serves weekday lunch and dinner nightly.


Chicken and the Egg's Georgia Eggs Benedict 

2 Biscuits (Make your own or use your favorite store-bought brand)
4 Slices of country ham (may also use Canadian bacon or bacon strips)
4 Eggs
1 Container of pimento cheese (of course you can make your own)
Heavy cream

Chives or green onions for garnish

  1. In a saucepan on the side burner of your grill or on your cook top, slowly melt pimento cheese over medium-low heat. When it starts melting, slowly add a little heavy cream while stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth. Keep this mixture over low heat until ready to use.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Break each egg into one of the muffin slots and set on the grill over medium-high heat.
  3. While the eggs are cooking, place your country ham on the grill to heat.
  4. Cut biscuits in half. On each half, place one of the slices of country ham.
  5. Place one of the cooked eggs on top of each slice of country ham and spoon pimento cheese mixture over the top.
  6. Place trimmed chive or green onion on top for a garnish.

What's New On Pinterest


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June is the month for brides, grooms, wedding parties and finger food. We're tying the knot, pinning really, with blissful wedding food ideas for happily-ever-after eating. You're invited to our Pinterest table to join the celebration!


Eat It And Tweep:  Be a Southerner Wherever You Are With The SouthernC


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What's hot in the South besides the asphalt? All modern-paved and Old South dirt roads lead to The SouthernC (@the southernc), where a community of friends share a similar interest -- the South. If you live below the Mason-Dixon Line, say "yes" and nod as you read along. Displaced up north or pining to move south, visit The Southern Coterie blog and let the South come to you. Plenty to pin here.


Sample TweetNext time you are in New York head to Lowcountry for food inspired by the coastal regions of Georgia and South...


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If the photo is as fresh and delish as this, can you imagine how exquisite the real deal tastes?  You can just about taste this cantaloupe gazpacho with lump crabmeat that won first place for Alma Cocina at the recent Taste of the Highlands food fest in Virginia Highland. No pictures for second-place winner Ecco or dessert winner Alon's Bakery and Market. Better head over and snap a photo or two before you chew.