Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Woblet Supper Club at Ink & Elm

It's hard to keep up with all the apps these days, right? I have a zillion on my phone but pretty much just use feedly, facebook, pinterest and gmail on a daily basis. But I'm a sucker for a good deal, so Woblet might just tempt me to open my food folder a little more often. Here's the deal, at participating restaurants, you pull up the app, show it to your server, "spin the wheel," and get a discount of 5-15%. You can use it spots such as Tap, BurgerFi, Tin Lizzy's and Ink & Elm.

Get it here for iPhones and here for Android.

Woblet dinner at Ink & Elm
Savory Profiteroles - rosemary and chive with sweet potato butter 

If you're more of an analog type, you can still get in on the woblet action. First they have a card option in lieu of the app, and now they are starting a supper club that let's you get up close and personal with a local restaurant.

Woblet dinner at Ink & Elm
Spring vegetable and ricotta

First up is Ink & Elm. I was lucky enough to sample their first dinner. You can do the same on the following dates: Wednesday, June 18th at 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 16th at 7:30pm, and Tuesday, August 12th at 7:30pm.

Woblet Dinner at Ink & Elm
Florida Black Grouper with beets, fennel fumet, sugar snap peas, orange segments and pea shoots

Dinner includes four different appetizers, two entrees, and a variety desserts served at a communal table for $60 (excludes tax and gratuity). You can get your tickets here.

Woblet dinner at Ink & Elm
Culotte Steak with Eggplant Frite
Ink & Elm is walking distance from my soon to be Decatur/Druid Hills 'hood, so I was happy to go check it out again. Woblet dinners will showcase whatever dishes the restaurant is excited about. Ink & Elm's Stephen Sharp takes regional sourcing and high quality ingredients seriously, so the dishes we tried emphasized the seasonal and were unfussy preparations intended to let the ingredients shine. If you attend, dishes will likely vary since Sharp is inspired by whatever is fresh and fab that day.

Ink & Elm dessert

And in case you were thinking the chef's name sounds familiar...why, yes, he was the Adventurous Tastes Atlanta's Hottest Chef 2009

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Product Review | Double-Walled Serafino Glasses

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

It's only mid-May, and it's already hotter than blazes in Atlanta. But it's grilling season, so I head out to the patio, mop my brow and complain about the humidity. Fortunately, I can keep an ice cold beverage with me at all times thanks to my double-walled Serafino glasses which keep liquids at the ideal temperature whether hot or cold.

These cups are made of durable borosilicate glass, which is unaffected by heat and shatter resistant -- perfect when you have a handsy toddler around! I doubt it could withstand her throwing it on the ground, but at least a nudge shouldn't do these in. The Serafino glasses are microwave and freezer safe and come with a one year warranty to boot.

The double wall design keeps your beverage within the inner wall, so you don't get sweaty drinks that leave rings on your tables. I can't even think of drinking a hot beverage right now, but if that's your thing, this glass will be cool to the grip even when filled with hot coffee. These are fairly large sized glasses, and while their curvey. double-walled shape is attractive, I wouldn't bust these out at a dinner party. They're more of an everyday casual dining option.

When I poured myself a cold glass of water with no ice, just the way I like it, I was impressed to find that my water was pleasantly cool even an hour later despite the high temperatures outside. As of today they sell on Amazon for $34.95 for a set of 4.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Atlantic Station Restaurant Week - May 12-18

Atlantic Station is hosting its first ever restaurant week May 12-18. All of its full-service restaurants will offer prix fixe menu options ranging from $10-15 for lunch and $15-35 for dinner.

Restaurants participating in Restaurant Week include: Chick-a-Biddy, Lobby, Meehan’s Public House, Rosa Mexicano, Strip, Yard House, Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, Atlantic Grill and California Pizza Kitchen. Additional details and menus can be found on Atlantic Station’s blog.

You can purchase a special Autism Speaks A-Card at participating restaurants and the concierge desk for $2 to benefit Autism Speaks. The A-Card gives cardholders benefits, discounts and special offers from participating Atlantic Station stores. The A-Card is valid through June and a complete list of current offers is available at the concierge.

For each A-card purchased, you will be entered to win one of three Atlantic Station experiences. The Grand Experience features a hotel stay at TWELVE, two VIP Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 movie tickets, $200 to spend at Atlantic Station restaurants and pampering at Dermalogica. The Elite Experience includes $100 to spend at Atlantic Station’s restaurants, tickets to Extreme Dinosaurs or Bodies and pampering at Dermalogica. The Fab Experience includes $100 to spend at Atlantic Station’s restaurants and pampering at Dermalogica.

Guests visiting Atlantic Station for Restaurant Week can enjoy a screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” in Central Park on Thursday, May 15 at sundown and Improv in the Park by Whole World Improv Theater on Friday, May 16 from 8-9 p.m. Select retailers are offering specials and discounts for those who present their Restaurant Week receipts. After dining, guests can stop by concierge for a complete list of participating shops.



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