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Halloween Thrills
Forty-Six Diamonds at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Atlanta Eats Features No. 246
Chastain Park Arts Fest
Chef Gerry Klaskala at Falcons Game
LDEI Afternoon in the Country
Charity Night at New Bonefish Grill
Tweep of the Week: @KitchenDaily
Appetizing Aperture: Turkey at White Oak Pastures
Pinterest: Pies
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Halloween Thrills to Light Up
Jack and Jane O' Lanterns



Our Halloween happenings howl-out is now chiseled in virtual stone on the Atlanta Dish blog. Pumpkin carving and costume contests, mixologists stirring up magically delicious cocktail potions and punches, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" sightings, a Boo Bash and outdoor Oktoberfest family fun are a few of the tricks and treats planned at Atlanta restaurants. Be a zombie and stay at home with mummy or follow this link if you dare to partake in some spellbinding Halloween mischief.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Releases Limited-Edition Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon November 1




The hottest item at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar this week may be the restaurant's newest boutique private-label wine, Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available at Fleming's restaurants nationwide beginning November 1. We say that because each year Fleming's limited-edition boutique wine sells out quickly, and those in the know watch the calendar for its release. This year's Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a collaboration between Fleming's Director of Wine Maeve Pesquera and Hall Winery President Mike Reynolds, Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque and Assistant Winemaker Megan Gunderson. Hall Winery's perfection is a Bordeaux-style blend of 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 1 percent Petit Verdot sourced from the Hardester Ranch Vineyard in Napa's Pope Valley, a few miles northeast of Hall's state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Rutherford. The balance contains 12 percent each of Merlot and Syrah from Hall's Napa River Ranch Vineyard that straddles the famous Oak Knoll and Yountville AVAs. Leveque tells us, "The velvety Cab blend has rich and opulent aromas of black cherry, spice and toasty oak. The full red fruit palate is vivid and focused and gives way to supple tannins and a long, balanced finish." Blending a food-friendly, harmonious wine with distinctive origins is a goal for the annual program, which began with the 2004 vintage. Let the kids have October 31 and all its treats - you're treating yourself to Forty-Six Diamonds 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at Fleming's come November 1.


Not Your Average TV Dinner -
November 3 Atlanta Eats Show Features No. 246 in Decatur



The cool thing about the new CBS local-eater show "Atlanta Eats" is that we can watch it and try out the restaurants because they are right here in our city. This Saturday's "Atlanta Eats" chows down on Decatur's No. 246 at noon. You know the chefs involved:  Owner/Executive Chef Ford Fry and Co-owner/Chef Drew Belline. Will show host Steak Shapiro step out back for some Ping-Pong on the patio?  We wouldn't put it past him. The show will surely leave you salivating. Thankfully, No. 246 serves its Italian-inspired and locally driven menu at lunch daily from noon until 3 p.m. and dinner beginning at 5 p.m. each night. Click this link or call 678-399-8246 to make your reservation.

Weekend Wow: Chastain Park Arts Fest Paints More Colors than Fall Trees 


The largest public park in Fulton County becomes a huge outdoor art gallery this weekend when up to 185 artists and artisans set up shop for the 4th Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival. Local and Georgia artists as well as regional and national artists will show their prowess at painting, sculpting, jewelry making, leather and metal crafts, glass blowing and more. View artist demonstrations, try out hands-on arts activities, enjoy live entertainment by local acoustic musicians, take the kids by the children's area, grab noshes from gourmet food trucks and vendors -- you can even buy beer and wine (disclaimer: could lead to impulse buys). Buckhead Barbecue Co. also will have food at the festival. Hours are Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, November 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces. See the complete info list including what to expect, bring and leave at home. The festival is situated on Park Drive near Chastain Park Amphitheater, horse barn and golf course. For GPS directions, use the address 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta 30327. 


Frame your artful outing with brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks at one of these nearby eateries: Hearth, Little Cake Bakery, Horseradish Grill, Food 101 or Cibo e Beve.


Aria's Gerry Klaskala Leads Crustaceans Versus Ribs Duel as Falcons Take on Cowboys at
Georgia Dome


The Falcons are flying high, and the Dallas Cowboys are their next prey at this weekend's Georgia Dome showdown, Sunday, November 4 at 8:20 p.m. Why should the players have all the kicks at this big game? Upstairs at the 2View Restaurant, Aria Owner/Executive Chef Gerry Klaskala runs with the theme to pit the Georgia jumbo lump crab cake sandwich with lettuce slaw and mustard sauce against the Texas BBQ'd beef short rib padded with spicy jalapeņo mac n' cheese. Call a personal timeout to tackle both centers and sides. Keep the ball in view at all times on the restaurant's wall-flanking screens. 2View Restaurant is located near Gate F in the Georgia Dome's east end zone executive concourse. 

12th Annual LDEI Afternoon in the Country Turns Serenbe into One Big Picnic on November 4

Les Dames d'Escoffier Atlanta: Afternoon in the Country

These ladies know how to throw a picnic -- they've been hosting
LDEI Afternoon in the Country at Serenbe for 12 years. Members of the Les Dames d'Escoffier International Atlanta Chapter are gathering more than 124 participants for this year's spread, including American Spirit Whiskey, Bantam + Biddy, Bold American Catering, Chicken and the Egg, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, La Tavola Trattoria, Lure, Marlow's Tavern, No. 246, Seven Lamps, The Cook's Warehouse, The Optimist, White Oak Pastures and Woodfire Grill. Chefs and caterers will join with some of our area's best farms and pair fine wines, premium micro-brews and spirited drinks for tastings in the roomy big-top tents dotting the colorful gardens of The Inn at Serenbe near Palmetto, Ga. There's more to take in:  live music by leading Southern bluegrass band DriveTrain, a cake raffle featuring cakes by Atlanta's top pastry chefs, hayrides, children's activities and a silent auction crammed with exclusive dining and travel packages, food and wine and original art by prominent artists. The catch is this event sells out every year so hit the link now to buy tickets ($95 adults, $35 ages 13-20, FREE under age 12). 

New Bonefish Grill Swims into Emory Point, Hosts Emory Music Charity Night




As part of its grand opening festivities, the newest Atlanta Bonefish Grill at Emory Point is hosting a special charity night on Saturday, November 17 with all proceeds benefitting the Friends of Music at Emory. The restaurant, known for its market-fresh fish and wood-grilled specialties, will offer guests a sampling of their signature appetizers including ahi tuna sashimi, PEI mussels Josephine, "American Style" Kobe beef burgers and the house specialty, Bang Bang Shrimp. Specialty martinis, cocktails, craft beers and wine also are on the menu. The fundraising benefit runs 6-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online before November 10. Money raised will directly impact the lives of Emory music students through scholarships, music lessons, accompaniment for recitals, instrument purchases and repairs. The new Bonefish Grill, located at 1540 Avenue Place, Suite B-240, opens to the public on November 19. For more information on the benefit, contact Martha Shockey at 404-727-6280 or by email at


Eat It and Tweep: For Daily Kitchen Inspiration Follow @KitchenDaily 


More than 15,000 folks are following Kitchen Daily (@KitchenDaily) for a reason. They want a week's worth of kitchen ideas one day at a time. The HuffPost twitter account puts mealtime convenience and ideas into tweets. We were soon caught in a delicious web with a sweet referral to wickedly good Black Widow Bite cookies. For more inspiration, check out their Kitchen Daily blog.  

Sample Tweet: Who is getting ready for #Halloween? We have the dessert for you to bring to your Halloween festivities!


Appetizing Aperture


Gobble, gobble goodness can be yours when you order your Thanksgiving turkey from White Oak Pastures. These pasture-raised, heritage breed turkeys are thankful to have spent their days on the range roaming freely, pecking and scratching the grounds on the farm's 1,000-acre Certified Organic farm in Bluffton, Ga. No cage, no crate, these turkeys sure taste great! 


What's New on Pinterest: Crowd-pleasing Pies


Eating a healthier turkey gives you a little more wiggle room for Thanksgiving dessert. So what's it going to be? One crust, two or one of those lattice tops? Meringue or whipped cream? A sliver of each or a wholesome wedge? We'll pin the pie board spread; you'll have to make those choices on your own.