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In This Issue
Dine Out for No Kid Hungry
Midtown Restaurant Week
Barks & Beers at Der Biergarten
Falcons Season Opener Tailgate at Atkins Park Virginia-Highland
Farm to Preschool Summit
Win Atlanta BBQ Festival Tickets
Ecco Goes Gatsby
#foodgram: @tinlizzyscantina
Appetizing Aperture: Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria Classes
What's New on Pinterest? Better Breakfasts
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Help the No Kid Hungry Campaign by Dining Out in September at Marlow's Tavern, Aqua blue and Ray's Restaurants




How many of us wake up each morning and, without thinking twice, pour a bowl of cereal, grab a bagel or blend up a nutrient-dense smoothie? Problem is, some kids in America can't focus on schoolwork and other things because they can't think beyond the gnawing pangs in their stomachs. That's where Share Our Strength comes into the picture with No Kid Hungry campaigns to help fill tummies and feed minds. Marlow's Tavern locations, Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar and all three Ray's Restaurants are on board and eager to be part of the solution by participating in Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. At Marlow's Tavern from September 15-23, each guest donating to the campaign will receive a $5 coupon redeemable at any Marlow's Tavern between October 1 and December 31, 2013. Limit one coupon per donation and one coupon per visit, per guest. Aqua blue is extending the same tempting offer. Ray's Restaurants -- Ray's in the City, Ray's on the Creek and Ray's on the River -- will donate $2 to the cause for each three-course menu meal sold during the month of September.

Hurray for Prix Fixe Deals During 

Midtown Restaurant Week




Those happy days of prix fixe menus -- two courses at lunch and three-course dinners -- are here again for one big, delicious Midtown Restaurant Week, September 7-15. Article 14 posts both a $15 lunch menu and a $35 dinner menu on its docket. Bantam + Biddy in Ansley Mall and Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station are crowing about $15 dinner menus. Ormsby's has plans for a hearty $15 lunch break. Fried green tomatoes, buttermilk fried chicken and banana pudding are three Southern favorites available on the $25 dinner menu at South City Kitchen Midtown. Mediterranean flavors fill the $35 dinner menu at Ecco. Those craving seafood should head over to Lure where the $15 lunch and $35 dinner menus are quite the catch. Come on Atlanta, time to eat your way through that Midtown dining bucket list!

Go Fetch Fido for Barks & Beers at Der Biergarten on September 7




Doll up Princess in her spiffiest bandana, too, while you're at it. Your pups are welcome at Barks & Beers going on at Der Biergarten on Saturday, September 7 from 4-9 p.m. Water and treats please the dogs. Their chaperones may prefer the $5 Bitburger pilsner benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society, which will have dogs and puppies available for adoption at the event. Beer pong, shuffleboard and foosball will keep humans busy. Live music kicks in at 6 p.m.

Rise Up for the Falcons vs. Saints Season Opener Tailgate Party at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar 

in Virginia-Highland




The Atlanta Falcons are ready to march over the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome regular season opener on Sunday, September 8. As the Falcons kick off at 1 p.m., Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland fields an official season opener of its own -- tailgate season. They'll fire up the Big Green Egg (it is slightly football shaped) to go with beer features from SweetWater Brewing Company. Rise up and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win some of the more than $1000 in cash and prizes. Cornholers, Cornhole ATL is hosting a tournament after the football game ends. Registration opens at halftime and costs $30 per team, which includes your first pint of SweetWater beer and one raffle ticket. No matter which team conquers the Georgia Dome turf, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society scores all tailgate party raffle and cornhole proceeds!

Farm to Preschool Summit is Rooted in Garden-Fresh Strategies for Little Eaters




Learn more about how to introduce farm-fresh goodness to tot-sized tables at the 2013 Farm to Preschool Summit filling the Loudermilk Center on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14. Georgia Organics and the Georgia Farm to Preschool Coalition team up to present this workshop geared toward the preschool market and chock full of ideas on easy foods to grow with small children, how to incorporate gardening into education programs, snack and meal ideas, rules and regulations, and best practices. Pick this if you're a parent of a preschooler or involved in preschools, Head Start centers within K-12 programs, nurseries and family home care facilities. Find out more and register online. Dig in for Saturday now because Friday's workshop is already sold out!

Here's Your Cue to Tweet to Win Atlanta 
Bar-B-Q Festival Tickets
Would it tickle your ribs to win tickets to the 5th annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival pulling into Atlantic Station, September 13-14? A tweet could treat you to some tickets. Bone up on all the meaty festival information to whet your appetite. Tweet @AtlantaDish  Tuesday, September 3 through Monday, September 9 and tell why you should win tickets. We'll select winners on Tuesday, September 10. Stuffed with food, live music, a cooking stage and the Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival Invitational Car Show, it's no wonder the Travel Channel rates this event as one of the "Top 10 Best BBQ Festivals and Competitions" in the country. General admission and VIP BBQ & Bourbon Experience ticket details and sales online.
Ecco Goes Gatsby for September 15 Roaring '20s Sunday Share Dinner
Suddenly, everyone's gaga for Gatsby's Roaring '20s, buzzing with flappers, speakeasies, guys and dolls. The book and movie are full of drama. Ecco's September 15 Roaring '20s Sunday Share dinner spares the drama and spoils guests with a dinner that's sure to be the "bee's knees" (a.k.a. fabulous). Leave all of your pollywoppus (that's flapper lingo for useless stuff) at home and gussy up for the 6:30 p.m. event. Seating is limited so go ahead and reserve a seat or two online. $52 per person includes tax and gratuity ($54.81 with online service fee.) 
Tin Lizzy's Cantina (@tinlizzyscantina) parties on your screen. Reach out and tap a margarita or finger bump a beer. What? It didn't pop off the viewer and into your hand? Fix that glitch by visiting the closest location ASAP.

Appetizing Aperture
Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria in downtown Atlanta crisps its pizzas in the only coal-fired pizza oven in Georgia. Sign up for Max's interactive pizza-making class to become a "Pizza Pro" in the ways of dough stretching and tossing, ingredient selection and understanding the legendary coal-burning process. Max's covers gluten-free diets as well -- just request the gluten-free option for class or when ordering a pizza off the menu. Up to 16 people can sign up for each class, and places must be reserved in advance. This month's classes take place at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9 and September 30. $30 per person, includes meal and two drinks (wine by the glass, beer, soda or tea; excludes tax and gratuity). Call 404-974-2944 to register. 

What's New on Pinterest?

What's New on Pinterest: Here's a wake-up call for sleepyheads and snooze-button pushers. Better Breakfasts really will rev you up for a powerful day. No one's asking you to fix a feast. Any of the simple and nourishing breakfast pins on our board will do just fine.