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Independence Day Celebrations
Insider's Club at Marlow's Tavern
Summer Sunday Prime Rib Dinner at Fleming's
RA Sushi At Piedmont Park Green Market
Summer Sizzle at Market Street Cafe
Pastured Poultry Week
Georgia Organics Membership
What's New On Pinterest: Gearing Up To Grill
Tweep of the Week: @andrewthomaslee
MLA Taste and Tell: King Of Pops
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Because Of Their Declaration Of Independence, We Can Declare Great Places
To Celebrate On The Fourth


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Do you think our founding fathers would run the Peachtree Road Race to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence? It might be a bit hot in the jackets, hosiery and wigs of their day. We're pretty sure that they would be up for a friendly meal and a libation or two in air-conditioned comfort to mark the historic event. Put them here and now, and we can show them who's open and serving in their honor with a click on our blog.

Marlow's Tavern Has Free Burgers For Insiders On The Fourth Plus A "Red, White & Brew + You" Sweepstakes Everyone Can Enter

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Have you signed up to be a Marlow's Tavern Insider? Not only are they privy to insight on upcoming events and specials, but they also catch some pretty Marlow-velous deals. For instance, on the Fourth of July, Marlow's Insiders will receive a free burger with a minimum purchase of $15. Sign up now on Facebook and get ready to sink your teeth into a really juicy July 4th fired up with "Red, White & Brew."


While you're on Marlow's Tavern's Facebook page, be sure to sign up for the "Red, White & Brew + You" sweepstakes. You could win dinner for you and five friends at Marlow's Tavern during the "Red, White & Brew" menu celebration. Last day to enter is July 15.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Is Your Destination for $29.95 "Summer Sunday" Prime Rib Dinner  


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Slipping on flip-flops immediately creates more wiggle room in the calendar. Use it to get together with friends and family for a Sunday tradition - "Summer Sundays" dinners at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Enjoy a three-course prime rib dinner for $29.95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) on Sunday evenings through Labor Day weekend. Sit in the dining room or out on the covered patio to relax and chat over your choice of salad, 12 ounces of succulent prime rib with one side dish (10 selections) and whichever of the seven house-made dessert selections your sweet tooth desires. Sure, Fleming's offers this dinner menu year round, but the $29.95 price is special for summer. Guests can add B. R. Cohn North Coast Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2008/2009 for the highly quaffable price of $40 per bottle.  


RA Sushi Sashimis Over To The Green Market At Piedmont Park For July 7 Chef Demo

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For fresh and local ingredients, urbanites know to shop The Green Market at Piedmont Park each Saturday, spring to fall. We admit that sometimes in our farm-to-table zeal we've scooped up in-season charmers without knowing exactly what to do with them. Thank heaven for compassionate pro chefs with know-how and for show-how demos each market day. RA Sushi chefs take the lead this Saturday morning at the demo booth from 11 a.m. until noon. Shop, shop, chop, chop, and take home some fresh produce and prep ideas. 

Salmon Burgers Lead Burger Parade In Market Street Café Summer Sizzle Promotion 

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The weather apps confirm it's a sizzling hot summer. Market Street Café provides instant relief with a Summer Sizzle promotion. First, visualize silvery salmon swimming in icy cold waters. Hold that thought as you dive into Market Street Café for flavorful, hand-made salmon burgers leading off their Summer Sizzle promotion this week. Next week, light and delicious portabella burgers hit the grill. Week three brings out the big daddy, their Really, Really Delicious Burger. Beat the lunch rush and save 20 percent off purchases made between 11-11:30 a.m. (you must be through the register prior to 11:30 a.m.). Are you chill?


The Grass Is Greener For Pastured Poultry After First Pastured Poultry Week


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This one's a keeper, according to Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP). More than 30 restaurants served pastured poultry for the entire week during the state's first Pastured Poultry Week. Bantam & Biddy, Farm 255, Miller Union and Whole Foods Market (South Region) had already committed to offering pastured poultry year round, and several other restaurants stepped in to join and work toward making more such options available. Hundreds of people became more aware of the virtues of pastured poultry after seeing chef demos at farmers markets, Whole Foods Markets and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Considering the benefits for the environment, animal welfare, human health, supporting local farmers, plus the superior taste factor, the flock to eating pastured poultry is well worth joining. Yes, the GPP is already hatching ideas for Pastured Poultry Week 2013. Why wait when White Oak Pastures and other farms are offering these birds now? White Oak Pastures reported that pastured poultry sales doubled during Pastured Poultry Week. That's not chicken scratch; that's good eats.


New And Renewing Georgia Organics Members Receive Get The Good Food For All Coupon Books At Whole Foods Markets


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If you've been thinking about saying "I do" to Georgia Organics membership or renewing your vows if you are already a member, don't put it off any longer. Whole Foods Market and Georgia Organics are partnering to grow the largest membership drive in Georgia Organics history. Join or renew your one-year membership for $35 or more by July 11, and Whole Foods Market will give you a Get the Good Food for All Coupon Book (valued at $125) for $5 off at 25 different Atlanta-area restaurants and businesses and a Georgia Organics "Good Food For All" bumper sticker. We know we'll eat up these $5 off coupons right away:  Alma Cocina, South City Kitchen Vinings and Chicken and the Egg. Visit the customer service desk at any of the eight Atlanta Whole Foods Markets and buy a membership or show them your membership confirmation email if you joined online. You might want to shop and use the $5 Whole Foods Markets coupon while you're there! 

What's New On Pinterest:  Gearing Up To Grill

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Grilled Vidalia Onion and Peach Salad

You've earned them; now show us your stripes. Lengthwise on zucchini, crosshatched on eggplant, precise grids on chicken breast and burgers. Gosh. We'd hate to hide those perfect scores under a bun. Check out our "Gearing up to Grill" pins on Pinterest


Eat It And Tweep:  His Tweets Have 140 Characters Or Less, His Photos Tell Stories Without Using Any


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Photographer Andrew Thomas Lee upgraded his camera for a European trip and caught the photo bug that morphed into his calling. His relaxed photos tell stories of couples united at farmstead, lakeside, urban and vintage weddings, of musicians immersed in kudzu or playing into the night, and so much more. Tweets (@andrewthomaslee) are teasers; his blog boasts photos that explore characters without any text at all.


Sample Tweetsuper happy to have derek & bethany's awesome wedding on @100LayerCake today!  

MLA Taste and Tell: King of Pops


MLA Taste and Tell: Paula

Have camera, will taste! We are always on the lookout for new flavors, restaurants and recipes to turn our heads here at MLA. In our newest project, MLA Taste and Tell, we'll be sharing our latest finds with you each week. This week, our summer intern Paula fills you in on a summer treat she and fellow intern Rebecca enjoyed over the weekend. Pop over to Youtube and take a look.