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Sandy Springs' Newest Sushi Spot: District M

District M opened in Sandy Springs just a few short weeks ago, but the restaurant is already making its mark on Sandy Springs' culinary scene. The restaurant prides itself on sushi, but there is more to the restaurant's menu than one would expect.

Sandy Springs Is Almost All Set for The Select

At Food That Rocks 2018, The Select served tastes of crab ceviche, which won them the title of "Best Taste" of the event. This year, The Select is returning to Food That Rocks (Saturday, June 8) to defend the title. Learn more about The Select before it opens in City Springs later this year.

More Than Movies at Springs Cinema & Taphouse

Food That Rocks and Springs Cinema & Taphouse are hosting a screening of “A Fine Line”, exclusive discount on Food That Rocks tickets, popcorn and a “Food That Rocks Fizz” Tito’s cocktail! Buy your tickets for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7pm.

An Atlanta Staple: Nakato Japanese Restaurant

If you like sushi, hibachi or Atlanta, chances are, you have eaten at Nakato Japanese Restaurant! This restaurant has been a staple in the Atlanta food community for the past 46 years, thanks to Sachi Nakato Takahara, her mother and her grandmother. The restaurant has been passed down from generation to generation and now Sachi is taking charge as the third generation female owner.

6 Key Orders from Casi Cielo

The true testament to the rise of great restaurants in Sandy Springs is Casi Cielo. Casi Cielo just opened in the heart of Sandy Springs on Roswell Road and has elevated the space to a level that could be considered "sky" high.

Southern Bistro Wine Dinner

Eat and Drink like an Italian at Southern Bistro on Tuesday, March 26th! Taste a special four- course menu, paired with Italian wines and meet the importer of these wines who will share personal stories from the wineries.

Atlanta's Newest 'Que: City Barbeque

Our standards are high, which only works in our favor and attracts more delicious BBQ restaurants to join the Atlanta food scene. One of the newest BBQ spots on the block is City Barbeque. The restaurant has opened in Decatur and Johns Creek and they smoke low and slow just as we expect.

5 Must-Try Valentine's Treats at Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe

Remember the cute pop-up dessert display at Taste of Atlanta 2018? That was Amelie's! This eclectic French Cafe & Bakery combines a traditional skillset of pastry with artistic expression and seasonal items.

Taste of the NFL- Saturday, February 2nd

Over 32 of the country’s most notable chefs are heading to the Party With A Purpose with Taste of the NFL - join them for a night of food, football and fun!

#tasteofmyatlanta Contest

We know how you #tasteofatlanta every October, but what is the #tasteofmyatl that keeps you going throughout the year? Tag us in your (Facebook & Instagram) food photos all-year long and use the #tasteofmyatl in your caption to enter to win gift cards, prizes and even a chance to be featured on @TasteofAtlanta social media!

5 Ways to Eat Healthy This Year at Public School 404

In the second week of 2019, healthy resolutions are starting to feel more challenging. Two weeks into cooking and eating at home, you may be feeling more fatigued than energized from prioritizing fresh, balanced meals. Let Public School 404 help you out! There are 5 dishes, in particular, that are totally crave-worthy.

It's Never Too Cold for Revolution Gelato!

Revolution Gelato may be known for 3 consecutive “Best Dessert” wins at Taste of Atlanta, but our annual event is not the only time you can taste this delicious gelato. As you'd expect with a company named "Revolution", owners Leah and Jared Olkin are always getting creative in the kitchen.

Award-Winning Fried Lobster from Noble Fin

Many ITP establishments tout the best seafood specialities, but Noble Fin just brought home the "Best Taste- Friday" trophy of Taste of Atlanta for their Crispy Tamarind Glazed Lobster!

Best Taste Lives Up to The Hype!

Simon's Restaurant in Midtown has been open less than a year and already has a big-time trophy under their belt. The restaurant won "Best Taste" of Sunday at Taste of Atlanta on Sunday, October 21st.

Taste of Atlanta 2018- Know Before You Go

Know before you go to Taste of Atlanta 2018!

Beautiful Dishes at The White Bull

We're thrilled The White Bull will be at Taste of Atlanta this weekend! Decatur Square's newest restaurant addition creates dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Chef/Owner Pat Pascarella purchased The White Bull's space a little over a year ago and has seen the restaurant rise in the ranks to one of Atlanta's best.

Can't Stop, Won't Stop Eating NaanStop

NaanStop will be at Taste of Atlanta next weekend! This delicious fast-casual Indian restaurant uses fresh ingredients and prepares each dish from scratch. That's probably why the lines are always out the door to get your hands on their most popular dishes. NaanStop's samosa has won "Atlanta's Best Savory Pastry" since 2014.

Long Drink Is Your New Drink

The Long Drink is a lightly carbonated beverage with unique tastes of natural grapefruit and juniper berry flavors with gin, which is produced here in the USA. You can now find Long Drink in major cities all over Georgia at your local package store, bar, or restaurant. Long Drink will also be at Taste of Atlanta next weekend, October 19th- 21st, serving up this refreshing canned gin drink.

Atlanta Just Got Batter!

Edible cookie dough that looks as good as it tastes- you Batter believe it! This Ponce City Market food stall opened almost a year ago and has been attracting crowds from near and far.

Paschal's Real Deal Southern Soul Food

Paschal's is an Atlanta institution that has been serving real deal soul food since 1947. Chances are, you've tasted Paschal's or someone you know has raved about their fried chicken, mac n cheese, collard greens and peach cobbler among other menu items. We're thrilled Paschal's will be back at Taste of Atlanta this year serving the classics.

Wine Not? Buy Your Tickets to Best Somm Competition Today!

Watch as some of Atlanta’s top Sommeliers go head-to-head to contend for the title of Atlanta's Best Somm. Presented in partnership with Southeast Sommelier Society, the Best Somm competition will consist of a 3-part competition – service, theory and blind tasting.

Atlanta's New Burger Baron: Bareburger

Burgers, brews and some incredibly addicting Brussels Sprouts are all on the Bareburger menu and let's just say- we're here for it! This new Midtown restaurant is great for a quick bite or a chill dinner out. We're thrilled Bareburger will be participating in Taste of Atlanta 2018!

Summer Sizzlin' at Seven Lamps

Everything you find on Seven Lamps menu is equal parts creative and satisfying. Taste this unique Atlanta gem any day of the week or buy your ticket to taste at Taste of Atlanta! The restaurant is on board for 2018 and we want you there too!

3 Fan Favorites from Bhojanic

Bhojanic is bursting with flavors that are some parts traditional and other parts out-of-the box and modern. One of Bhojanic's featured specialty dishes is Chili Mango Wings and this creative combination will be coming back for another year for Southern Wing Showdown. Tickets are NOW on sale- read more about our event and buy tickets here: southernwingshowdown.com

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District M<\/a><\/strong> prides itself on sushi, but there is more to the restaurant’s menu than one would expect. The rolls and dishes Chef Jackie Chang creates are far from standard- all of the ingredients are top quality and the flavor combinations are out-of-bounds. District M<\/a><\/strong> opened in Sandy Springs just a few short weeks ago, but the restaurant is already making its mark on the city’s culinary scene. The restaurant is located on Roswell Road, right next door to another Sandy Springs newbie and culinary force, Casi Cielo.<\/span><\/p>\n

District M<\/a><\/strong> is elegant and the decor allows for high ceilings, expansive bars and an outdoor patio.\u00a0The bar program is also blossoming at this new spot- with rotating specialty cocktails and all drinking accouterments created in-house (i.e. simple syrups & purees). District M<\/a><\/strong> will be “rolling out” at Food That Rocks<\/a><\/strong> in just a few short weeks (Saturday, June 8; tickets available at FoodThatRocks.org<\/strong>)<\/a>! Chef Jackie will be serving a fan favorite- Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna- for attendees to get a “taste” of District M<\/a><\/strong>. Before tasting these signature bites, we took a look at some of the beautifully composed plates and drinks at District M<\/a><\/strong>- scroll below to find your perfect order! <\/span><\/p>\n

For more details about these dishes, watch our Facebook Live<\/strong> with Taste of Atlanta’s Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and District M’s Executive Chef, Jackie Chang.<\/span><\/a><\/p>\n

  1. Strawberry Sakura Smash.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/li>\n
  2. Seasonal Wine Pop. Cube of passionfruit + strawberry puree with champagne poured over. Launching soon!<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/li>\n
  3. O-Toro Tartar Caviar (Appetizer; served as pictured). Box\u00a0with tuna, uni, tempura flakes, served with wasabi creme fraiche, more tempura flakes, black tobiko and toasted bread.\"Screen<\/a><\/strong><\/li>\n
  4. Washugyu Tartar. Waygu beef tartar with a quail egg and “tapioca tostada”, fried with squid ink.<\/strong>\"Screen<\/a><\/li>\n<\/ol>\n

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    The Select<\/strong><\/span><\/a>\u00a0is just a few weeks away from opening in\u00a0City Springs! We\u00a0met with Managing Partner, David Green, to get the scoop before the grand opening and the restaurant’s 2nd debut at Food That Rocks<\/a>.<\/span><\/strong> At Food That Rocks 2018<\/a><\/strong><\/span>, The Select<\/a><\/strong><\/span> served tastes of crab ceviche, which won them the title of “Best Taste” of the event. This year, The Select<\/a><\/strong><\/span> and Chef Matt Rainey are keeping their menu item a surprise for a few more weeks….but Chef Matt spilled a couple of kitchen secrets and released 5 photos of signature dishes that will live on The Select’s <\/a><\/strong><\/span>brick-and-mortar menu.<\/p>\n

    1) Golden Beet Salad, Plum, Golden Raisins, Yellow Frisse, Goat Cheese Mousse, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Spiced GA Peanuts, Pickled Cantaloupe.<\/strong><\/p>\n


    2)\u00a0Heirloom Tomato Salad, Compressed Watermelon, Balsamic Gel, Powder Basil, Burrata, Basil Crunch<\/strong>\"Heirloom<\/a><\/p>\n

    3)\u00a0Braised Short Rib Agnolotti, Taleggio Cream, Pickled Foraged Mushrooms, Natural Jus, Hazelnuts<\/strong>\"Braised<\/a><\/p>\n

    4)\u00a0Scottish Salmon with Roasted Fennel, Goat Cheese, Sunchokes, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette<\/strong>\"Scottish<\/a>5)\u00a0Chocolate Passionfruit Hazelnut Verrine<\/strong>\"Chocolate<\/a><\/p>\n


    Besides the anticipation of incredible food and drinks, there’s a great story behind the inspiration of The Select’s<\/a><\/span><\/strong> name and decor. Learn more about this spot before it opens in City Springs- watch our Facebook Live with Taste of Atlanta Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff, and\u00a0Managing Partner of The Select, David Green.<\/a> <\/span><\/strong>Then, buy your tickets to Food That Rocks (Saturday, June 8th) to taste The Select’s food before doors open.<\/a> <\/strong><\/span>For more of The Select’s story, read below:<\/p>\n

    The Select<\/a>, a 1920\u2019s-inspired restaurant and bar<\/strong><\/span> that will deliver a taste of contemporary, light and bright fare in a timeless atmosphere, is set to open next month at City Springs, the multi-use project in the heart of downtown Sandy Springs. From Dave Green and David Lester, also behind Vinings\u2019 restaurant Paces & Vine, the restaurant will feature\u00a0light and bright dishes, blurring the lines across the cuisines of the Mediterranean and America. With a focus on dishes inspired by the olive oil regions of Europe, the restaurant will offer shared plates, elegant yet approachable entrees and a late night menu.<\/span><\/div>\n

    The Select pays homage to Paris\u2019 famed Le Select brasserie\u2014the notable all-day gathering spot for artists and literary giants including Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. Drawing inspiration from the Parisian restaurant, The Select will serve as a definitive neighborhood destination, inviting guests from all walks of life to share honest food, standout spirits and friendly conversation in a welcoming and relaxed setting.<\/span><\/p>\n

    Executive Chef Matt Rainey will oversee the kitchen. A Georgia native, Rainey most recently served as Executive Chef at both Rococo Steak and Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant in Tampa, Florida, and worked at award-winning restaurants in D.C., Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, before returning to his home state. Mentored early on by famed restaurateur and Buckhead legend Pano Karatassos, Rainey is eager to bring his unique culinary concept to The Select. He is inspired by farm-to-table, locally-sourced Caledon cuisine marked by seasonality.<\/span><\/p>\n

    At The Select, he will serve daily dinner and late-night small plates that blur the lines of culinary traditions across Continental Europe and America. Upon opening, the restaurant will host live music nights (\u201cThe Select Nights\u201d) beginning at the end of dinner hour into the late evening. Weekend brunch and lunch are to come.<\/span><\/p>\n

    Complementing its culinary counterpart, the beverage program will offer an extensive wine list, craft cocktails that rotate with the season and local beer on draft. Including around 60 bottles and more than 30 options of wine by the glass, the wine menu will feature selections originating from France, Italy, Australia and America. The Select will also offer an exciting range of the best local beers and delicious original craft cocktails served in gorgeous glassware.<\/span><\/p>\n

    The forthcoming restaurant will feature an open, airy space designed by Smith Hanes Studio. Upon entering, guests will be greeted by an inviting and warm interior mixing intimate seating with classic design elements. The Select will also include an expansive indoor\/outdoor patio enclosed by glass with a terrace overlooking a view of City Springs\u2019 park and fountains below. The dining room will seat 175 guests and will be available for private and semi-private events.<\/span><\/p>\n


    Dinner: Mon. – Sun., 5-10pm<\/span><\/p>\n

    Fri. and Sat. Late Night Bar & Small Plates: 10pm-2am<\/span><\/p>\n

    Sat. & Sun. Brunch: 10am-3pm<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\n"},"1383":{"pid":1383,"date":"5 April 2019","title":"More Than Movies at Springs Cinema & Taphouse","thumb":"http:\/\/tasteatl.net\/management\/..\/images\/2019\/04\/Springs-Tender-Panini.png","excerpt":"Food That Rocks and Springs Cinema & Taphouse are hosting a screening of \u201cA Fine Line\u201d, exclusive discount on Food That Rocks tickets, popcorn and a \u201cFood That Rocks Fizz\u201d Tito\u2019s cocktail! Buy your tickets for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7pm.","cat":"Events","markup":"


    Local gem, Springs Cinema & Taphouse<\/a><\/strong>, is more than just a movie theater. This newly renovated space boasts reclined heated seats, a full bar,\u00a0craft beers on tap and a\u00a0menu with more than just popcorn.\u00a0The large space allows for room to eat and drink before the movies, or just stop in Springs for food and drink options without the commitment of a film. Springs Cinema & Taphouse<\/a><\/strong> is participating in Food That Rocks <\/a><\/strong>and bringing a specialty cocktail\u00a0to\u00a0spread the word about their incredible bar. The “Food That Rocks Fizz” consists of Tito’s Vodka, simple syrup, lime juice and blue curacao topped with blueberries and a lime wedge.<\/span><\/p>\n


    Springs Cinema’s Churro Doughnuts drizzled with chocolate and topped with powdered sugar.<\/p><\/div>\n


    Springs Cinema’s Pretzel Bites with beer cheese dippings sauce.<\/p><\/div>\n


    Springs Cinema Tangy Tender Panini with buffalo chicken tenders and melty cheese and a side of sweet potato fries.<\/p><\/div>\n


    Food That Rocks + Springs Cinema Pop-Up Event Tuesday, April 16th!<\/span><\/p><\/div>\n

    You can try this specialty cocktail in advance of Food That Rocks when you get your seat to Food That Rocks + Springs Cinema & Taphouse Pop-Up event<\/a><\/strong>! Learn more about Food That Rocks, taste a Food That Rocks Fizz and popcorn plus see an exclusive screening of “A Fine Line” on Tuesday, April 16th. Read below for the full event description- we hope to see you there!<\/span><\/p>\n