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Gunshow Hired Guns Guest Chef Tandy Wilson
Ink & Elm Sella & Mosca Dinner
Willy's Mexicana Grill North Druid Hills Opening Day
G's Midtown Burgers & Beaujolais
Der Biergarten Schlager Party
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Ted's Montana Grill Bison Petition
Orpheus Brewing Lyric Ale Release
Appetizing Aperture
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James Beard Finalist and Nashville City House Chef Tandy Wilson is Gunshow Hired Guns Guest on August 12-13



Gunshow welcomes Tandy Wilson of Nashville's City House as this month's Hired Guns guest chef on Tuesday, August 12 and Wednesday, August 13. Wilson's loves lean toward local ingredients and curing meats, and he's looking forward to sharing these faves with Gunshow dinner guests. Wilson will be serving up stuffed mozzarella bruschetta, zucchini, garlic garum and lemon; crispy pork meatballs, peach jezebel, mint, red onion, chilies and grit crumbs; and baked ricotta, blueberries and preserves and cinnamon toast. Thank mom and grandma for introducing Wilson to the kitchen and feeding his enthusiasm during his Tennessee boyhood. This talented chef grew up to pad his degree in hotel restaurant administration with studies at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, time at world-famous Tra Vigne restaurant in St. Helena, Calif. and a few years in Italy learning about regional Italian cooking before opening City House in 2007. He's a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and has been a Best Chef: Southeast James Beard Award finalist two years in a row. A seat at the Glenwood Park restaurant has your name on it. Reserve online or by calling 404-380-1886.


Sella & Mosca Chooses Ink & Elm for August 13 Italian Fine Wine Dinner


Owned by the famed Campari, Sella & Mosca winery celebrated its centennial in 1999. More than 1,200 acres of vineyards fill this Sardinian wine estate putting it at the top of the size charts for Italian vineyards. Big yard, big taste -- Sella & Mosca wines are consistently rated among Italy's most outstanding. Say "buon appetito!" to the opportunity to appreciate and learn more about these wines from a Sella & Mosca winemaker over dinner in the private dining room of Ink & Elm on Wednesday, August 13. Executive chef Stephen Sharp is creating a five-course menu to pair with these prized Sella & Mosca wines: La Cala, Vermentino di Sardegna D.O.C. 2012; Cannonau di Sardegna, D.O.C. Riserva 2010; Marchese di Villamarina, Alghero D.O.C. 2004; and Terre Rare, Carignano del Sulcis D.O.C. Riserva. A reception featuring a Campari aperitif opens the evening at 7 p.m., and the delightful evening concludes with Ink & Elm's house limoncello crafted by mixologist Nick Chaivarlis. Seats are limited and may be purchased online for $100 per person (not including tax, gratuity or $4.49 online service fee). Ciao!


Willy's Mexicana Grill Wraps $5 Burritos for North Druid Hills Grand Opening on August 14 


There's a "hola"-lot of fun going on during the Willy's Mexicana Grill North Druid Hills location grand-opening fiesta on Thursday, August 14. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m., Burritoheads and Burritohead-wannabes can try samples of Willy's specialties, spin the prize wheel and put their names in the proverbial sombrero for raffle prizes. We heard your Lincoln is looking forward to his first burrito. Almost every Willy's order begins with a tortilla that's made with freshly prepared dough mixed throughout the day. Trade him (or chip in five ones, etc.) for a plump burrito, hand wrapped to suit, all day long. Willy's makes salsa and guac fresh each day, and its grilled meats say stranger-danger to a freezer. File-o-fact, Willy's Mexicana Grill in The Village shopping center is open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. 


G's Midtown Burgers & Beaujolais Confirms It's the Summer of the Burger, August 13-26



G's Midtown speaks "Burger," the language of summer, posting a special Burgers & Beaujolais pairing menu Wednesday, August 13 through Tuesday, August 26. You'll need both hands to hoist these burgers and a third would be helpful to raise a glass of ruby red Beaujolais. Tantalizing couplings include a double bacon cheeseburger sporting cheddar and applewood smoked bacon paired with Chateau des Capitans; lamb burger with arugula, tomato, mint and cucumber yogurt, feta cheese and red onion paired with Georges Duboeuf Brouilly; salmon burger loaded with lettuce, pickled red onions, caper aioli and tomato served with Georges Duboeuf Villages; turkey burger topped with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and chipotle mayo paired with Georges Duboeuf Chiroubles; and a vegetarian garden burger with spinach, tomato, cucumber and jalapeņo mayo accompanied by Georges Duboeuf Fleurie. Burgers and wines are priced separately. Burgers range in price from $10-$12 each, and Beaujolais complements are priced from $9-$13 per glass. 


Sing Along with Schlager at Der Biergarten's 6th Annual Schlager Party on August 16


Have you ever caught yourself singing along with retro-tunes you didn't even know you knew? Where'd that come from, and can you do it in German? Sing along, or not, at the Der Biergarten Schlager Party on Saturday, August 16 from 7 p.m. until midnight as the DJ picks German pop-culture tunes from the happening 60s and 70s. Hydrate vocal cords with beer specials of Krombacher pilsner and Weihenstephaner hefeweissbier priced at $9 per liter. Don't forget to break out the lederhosen and knee socks for the costume contest. First prize is two German Bierfest tickets and two Der Biergarten T-shirts; second place nabs a $50 Der Biergarten gift card and a T-shirt; and third place picks up a $25 Der Biergarten gift card. Ja, it's all good!


Frame Your Piedmont Park Arts Fest Outing with Food and Drink at 10th & Piedmont, G's Midtown and HOBNOB, August 16-17


More than 250 artists will pack Atlanta's largest park over the weekend of August 16-17. The Piedmont Park Arts Festival is the place to find that notable piece you're looking for, be it painting, photography, sculpture, leather or metal work, blown glass, jewelry or handcrafted you-name-it. Headed there? Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Set yourself up for the day with a solid brunch beforehand or dabble in dinner and drinks afterward. Three fun places are right around the corner: G's Midtown, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern and 10th & Piedmont. Drop into G's Midtown on 10th Street for a gastropub brunch Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or dinner beginning at 5 p.m. On Piedmont Avenue, HOBNOB serves brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday and dinner starting at 5 p.m. Brunch at 10th & Piedmont (at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue) from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. both days or come for dinner beginning at 5 p.m. A couple of mimosas, mojitos or martinis, and every piece becomes a masterpiece. 


Saddle Up with Ted's Montana Grill to Make the Bison America's National Mammal



Ted's Montana Grill has no beef with the bald eagle being the national emblem of our great nation. The spot of national mammal, however, is still open, and the bison is a perfect fit, according to vetting by the Ted's Montana Grill crew. The largest land mammal in the country helped shape our nation's heritage and is now found in all 50 states. See it on coins, two state flags, sports team logos, the seal of the Department of the Interior and more places. Read about the cause and "Vote Bison" on the Make Bison the National Mammal Petition. You can savor the flavor-rich protein of bison in many menu specialties at Ted's Montana Grill, including bison nachos, Karen's "Flying-D" bison chili, bison burgers, bison steaks, pot roast, short ribs and meatloaf. Stop in and buy some. Yum!


Orpheus Brewing Releases Lyric Ale, a Flagship Beer for All Seasons



Atlanta's own Orpheus Brewing has released Lyric Ale, the BeltLine craft brewery's second year-round beer. Clap along -- this hoppy dry saison wears hints of peach and tropical fruit and a silky smooth finish under its 6.5 percent ABV. Lyric joins Atalanta, Orpheus' first release, as sip-able flagship siblings. A beauty of an ale, Lyric alludes to the enchanting music of Orpheus, which held power over the living and even swayed Greek gods. Orpheus founder and brewmaster Jason Pellett shares that hops from three continents contribute to the harmonic balance of fruit and spice in this brew that pairs confidently with everything from cheese and barbecue to fruit desserts. Look for cans of Lyric Ale in stores soon -- it's labeled with Peter Ferrari artwork. Right now, you'll have to seek Lyric's beauty by draft in area restaurants or visit the Orpheus Brewing tasting room





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Appetizing Aperture


Appetizing Aperture: Caviar, tomatoes and radish convene under a summery cucumber vinaigrette on the burrata antipasti plate ($15) at St. Cecilia in Buckhead. Garden fresh goodness? You know it! Do you want to share? Doubt it.


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Life's a Peach when you live in Georgia and have access to summer's sweet and juicy, locally grown peaches. Can't get enough? Grab a napkin to blot the chin drips as you peek at our peachy pins such as basil, bacon and peach baked brie, paleo peach coconut smoothie, summer peach and balsamic pizza, caramelized peach caprese, and bushels more!