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Marlow's Tavern "Get Up in Our Grill" Contest Winners
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
No. 246 Hosts Pop Up Chef Series on September 25
The Big Ketch Celebrates Third Anniversary with $3 Deals
Georgia's On My Mind and in My Box - Georgia Crafted
Arianne Fielder at "Cocktail U"
Atlanta Eats Live! Brings Celebrity Chefs to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Creative Loafing "Best of Atlanta" Winners
#foodgram: @savoryexposure
Appetizing Aperture: Marlow's Tavern Ribs & Whiskey
What's New on Pinterest? Drinks We're "Fall"ing For
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When Marlow's Tavern Said "Get Up in Our Grill," These Grillmasters Did and One 

Won a Big Green Egg




The smoke has settled, and the charcoal has cooled. On September 14, Marlow's Tavern revealed "Get Up in Our Grill" contest finalists during a grill fest at the restaurant's Dunwoody location, and guests chowed down on samples of the fired-up recipes. There were no leftovers. Out of the almost 100 entries, one was deemed worthy of the Big Green Egg grand prize, provided by Atlanta-based partner Big Green Egg. Alphonse Nuzzo of Buford, Ga. took the top spot for his "classic" Philly-style cheesesteak bracciole. His recipe, below, looks primed for fall cookouts and tailgate parties - have at it!


Sheri Brown of Alpharetta, Ga. claimed the number two spot and a $50 Marlow's Tavern gift card for her Atlanta-perfect Coca-Cola ribs. Tracy Matthews of Dunwoody, Ga. now wears a limited-edition "Red, White and Brew" T-shirt, the third-place prize snatched with grilled smoked shrimp with roasted corn relish. Other finalists and their recipes include Marie Tinch of Orlando, Fla. for her F'ing Amazing ribs; Mary Johnson of Smyrna, Ga. with Korean "Firecracker" grilled pork chops; Denise Roberts of Smyrna, Ga. for St. Lucian bacon-wrapped BBQ turkey legs with curry ketchup; and Kerry Klock of Rincon, Ga. with grilled stuffed flank steak.


Alphonse Nuzzo's Philly Cheesesteak Bracciole



1 pound beef top sirloin, cut into thin strips (4" wide x 8" long)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded

2 cups of sliced baby portobello mushrooms

1/4 cup of butter

Cooking twine



  • Sauté onion, peppers and mushrooms with 1/4 cup of butter.
  • In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and basil. Generously rub both sides of the beef.
  • Lay the strip out and spread the sautéed mixture all over the top of the meat.
  • Generously spread the shredded Swiss cheese on top.
  • Tightly roll meat from top to bottom. Secure the roll-up meat with four pieces of cooking twine, evenly spaced.
  • Alphonse suggests letting the meat marinate for a few hours, but it can be grilled immediately.
  • Grill for about eight minutes a side, depending on the thickness or until desired doneness.
  • Remove it from the grill and slice in between the cooking twine. This will leave you with nicely cut, individual pieces. Remove twine and enjoy!

Get Your Wings Before Take-Off as 
Buffalo Wild Wings Opens at Hartsfield-Jackson
You wouldn't say "Wing it!" to a pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. At the new Buffalo Wild Wings location in Concourse D, however, it is absolutely the right thing to say. And while you're anteing up for Buffalo, N.Y.-style traditional or boneless wings and deciding on which of the 21 signature sauces to choose, ask them to pull one of the 24 beers on tap. Burgers, specialty sandwiches, naked tenders, salads and even a breakfast menu will please travelers any time of day as will the 45 big-screen televisions strategically placed to keep sports and trivia fans in the know. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a perpetual runway view. Buffalo Wild Wings is open daily from 6 a.m. until the last Concourse D flight departs each night.

No. 246 Hosts Pop Up Chef Series Lunch on September 25 at Westside Provisions District 


Make it a Westside Wednesday by popping into the Westside Provisions District to pick up a Pop Up Chef Series lunch. Decatur's No. 246 will be the lunch leader on September 25, providing a just-right boxed lunch with drink. Hit up the ATM before for this cash-only meal. Pop Up Chef serves from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or until the victuals run out. For menu specifics, check Facebook on September 24. Your lunch box never looked so popping good. 

Three Dollar Deals Mark 

The Big Ketch Third Anniversary




Three is your lucky number at The Big Ketch as the laid-back Buckhead eatery and bar revs up to celebrate its third anniversary. Beginning Thursday, October 3 (there's that number again) and running through October 10, $3 will buy a full order of hushpuppies, a draft beer or a signature drink. The actual anniversary party takes place on Thursday, October 10 and brings more $3 specials to the table: a $3 signature drink, Fireball whiskey shot or glass of Montevina pinot grigio; $3 for one of three select draft beers; and oysters, three for $3. Threes are terrific, inside or out on the deck. 

Georgia's on My Mind and in My Box, 

Thanks to Georgia Crafted




Do we ever truly lose the "Santa's coming!" rush? The excitement tied to anticipating a gift? Georgia Crafted thinks not, and they're ready to send boxes packed with Georgia-made goodies your way...whether you live in Atlanta, Albany or Alaska. Each month, four or five carefully curated items made by independent Georgia artisans will be packed in a box and shipped out to subscribers. Sign up to receive a box (priced at $29.99) each month, every three months or every six months or to send them as gifts to lucky friends. Exact contents are a surprise but will run the gamut from food items, bath and body products, music, stationery, art and more. Georgia Crafted buys local and ships globally to sustain our economy while spreading Peach State joy beyond the red clay line.

Arianne Fielder Swizzles Up October 4 

"Cocktail U" Class at St. Simons 

Food & Spirits Festival




A lot of Atlantans head to the mountains to see fall's shades of red, orange and gold. Article 14 mixologist Arianne Fielder offers an alternative destination -- swim east to the Golden Isles where the 2nd Annual St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival has a tantalizing aura all its own Tuesday, October 1 through Sunday, October 6. Parties, dinners, wine tastings and classes are all part of the mix. Fielder is one of the three proof-profs shaking things up at "Cocktail U," the festival's happiest hour-and-a-half class, on Friday, October 4. Tipple your way through bitters, tonics, shrubs and cocktails at the Sea Palms Resort where the class will be held from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Class tuition is $50 per person; purchase tickets online. Your new mixing skills will prove useful for home-front hosting, and you'll also be helping event beneficiary Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Is there a Rock Star in the Kitchen?
Atlanta Eats Live! Brings Celebrity Chefs and 
30 Restaurants to Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on October 6
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Celebrity chefs are jostling rock stars for the limelight, what with destination dining, open kitchens, TV shows, social media and prolific "best of" events. Super Bowl halftime show potential? Possibly. Even better and more local, Atlanta Eats Live! brings rock star chefs, entertainment and 30 iconic Atlanta restaurants to Alpharetta's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 6 from 5-10 p.m. "Atlanta Eats" television show host Steak Shapiro and WGST "Atlanta Eats" radio show host Mara Davis come together at this colossal event to honor Kevin Rathbun and Linton Hopkins, two rock star-status chefs for their work and commitment to the culinary community both near and far. Rathbun and Hopkins will square off for a chef showdown during the live entertainment lineup of cooking demos, chef karaoke and music from the all-chef band Five Bone Rack. Food and beverages will flow and are provided by Article 14, Lure, No. 246, The Optimist, Ray's on the Creek and more. Planned for an over-21 audience, the $125-per-person price tag includes all food, beverages and entertainment. Proceeds go to Staplehouse - The Giving Kitchen, which is worthy of a story itself.
Creative Loafing "Best of Atlanta" Winners 
are Out and Showing the Love


Blessed are those who have a favorite place to dine and share it rather than try to keep it as their secret place. Creative Loafing's "Best of Atlanta" votes are in and tabulated, putting favorite places right out there for all to see. Gunshow hits the bull's-eye with the "Best New Restaurant" votes. The Optimist sails into the "Best Overall Restaurant," "Best Restaurant Design" and "Best Seafood" slots. Woodfire Grill on Cheshire Bridge Road ties for "Best Service." Decatur gets critics' nods for being one of the "Best hoods for Food Lovers," with No. 246 in the list of reasons to dine there. Thanks for sharing, everyone!
Can we eat these shots? Shutter at the thought. 
@savoryexposure captures Broderick Smylie's aperture on life: "There are two things that have been constants throughout my life and those would be good food and cameras." Shorts on Instagram; go long on his Savory Exposure website.
Appetizing Aperture
Bashful barbecue lovers need not apply. At Marlow's Tavern locations, autumn's Ribs & Whiskey menu is brazenly saucy and a bit spirited. Through October 28, fork into hearty, finger-licking-good dishes such as the BBQ blazed Cobb salad with its yin-yang of barbecue chicken, applewood smoked bacon, sweet corn and black bean salsa, crisp greens and cool barbecue Gorgonzola dressing ($11.50). R&W s'weet tea with Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka and a shot of Shock Top beer is just one of the rib-ticklin' handcrafted cocktails chillin' at the bar. Check out the rest of the specialty menu here. Hot tip: through September 30, guests who make a donation to the Share Our Strength Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a $5 coupon. (Coupon redeemable at any Marlow's Tavern location from Tuesday, October 1-December 31, 2013. Limit one coupon per donation. Limit one coupon per visit, per guest.)
What's New on Pinterest?
Our Drinks We're "Fall"ing For board is brimming with signature cocktails for fall socials. Pumpkin smash, pumpkin pie and bourbon pumpkin shakes are superb Halloween treats in a glass for tricksters over 21, as are the spirited ways to sip up your apples, pears and cranberries. Have too many, and you'll be falling, too.