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Steakhouse in The Suburbs

29 March 2018

IMG_1844Steak may steal the show at Kaiser’s Chophouse, but the appetizers will make your meal complete. This restaurant is the collaborative effort of 2 of Atlanta’s most renowned chefs: Peter Kaiser and Kevin Rathbun. Their expertise, experience and precision elevates every dish on the Kaiser’s menu. The appetizers are sorted into a few categories: Hot Deliciousness, Chilled Shellfish and Thin & Raw.

Peter recommends trying at least one dish from each category and 2 of the most ordered appetizers are the Yellowfin Tuna (from the Thin & Raw category) and Grilled Thick Cut Bacon (from the Hot Deliciousness category). The Yellowfin Tuna is stacked with avocado, leche de tigra and corn tortilla. The Grilled Thick Cut Bacon is accessorized with palm sugar and Bird’s Eye Chile. Watch the full story behind these dishes with Chef/Owner Peter Kaiser and Taste of Atlanta’s Marketing and Media Manager, Skye Estroff.

The restaurant opened a little less than a year ago and has taken Sandy Springs by storm. The first night Kaiser’s opened in 2017, they also participated in Food That Rocks! The restaurant is back on board for Food That Rocks 2018 and will bring some incredible dishes to the event this year as well. Get a head start to Food That Rocks and try Kaiser’s before the June 9th event. Click for more info on Kaiser’s and book your reservation.
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Love to go out to eat in Sandy Springs? Food That Rocks is coming back at City Springs at City Green Saturday, June 9th. Stay tuned for more details and ticket sales on our website when you click here. 

About Peter Kaiser:

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Chef Peter Kaiser has been part of the Atlanta dining scene for over 30 years, working at some of the top rated restaurant groups and with the best chefs in the city. His impressive history of success and outstanding reviews has made Peter Kaiser one of the most respected and sought after chefs in Atlanta.

Growing up in Liechtenstein, Kaiser grew up with strong ties to the food community, with his family owning a popular cafe and grocery. It was natural for Kaiser to carry on a passion for the culinary arts. He apprenticed for a pastry chef for three years before his father landed him another apprenticeship at one of Liechtenstein’s top French restaurants, Real. After realizing he prefered cooking to baking, Kaiser embarked on his culinary journey. Kaiser’s first real job in the kitchen was at the elite resort restaurant Alpine Rose in Gstaad Switzerland where he was a line cook. He took this experience to his next opportunity, the Guide Michelin restaurant Chez Max in Zurich. Kaiser spent two years at Chez Max, including traveling around the world with owner Max Kell, before settling in the United States.

Kaiser officially called Atlanta home in 1986. Speaking very little English, he enrolled in classes to learn the language. His sister, who had already settled in Atlanta, introduced him to acclaimed chefs Paul Albrecht and Pano Karatassos of Buckhead Life Group. Soon after, he was hired by the group as a sous chef at Capriccio (now Pricci). Albrecht and Karatassos quickly noticed Kaiser’s abilities in the kitchen and offered him the opportunity of executive sous chef at the prestigious Pano’s and Paul’s. In 1995, after being recognized as an innovative force in the kitchen, Kaiser took over as executive chef at the Buckhead Diner, creating signature dishes and menus that diners and critics raved about. He returned to Pano’s and Paul’s, after Albrecht’s retirement, as executive chef in 1998 overseeing a complete restaurant remodel and menu revamp with tremendous success. Kaiser’s next venture was with Here to Serve Restaurant Group and owner Tom Catharall in 2001 as executive chef of Goldfish. Once Goldfish took off, Catharall chose Kaiser to establish and open a new restaurant, Twist, and eventually take the helm as executive corporate chef.

In 2017, Kaiser is fulfilling the lifelong dream of opening a restaurant with his own namesake, Kaiser’s Chophouse, in collaboration with friend of over 20 years and esteemed chef, Kevin Rathbun. Located in the heart of Sandy Springs, the restaurant focuses on sourcing the highest quality and freshest ingredients served to guests in a luxurious, yet comfortable environment. At Kaiser’s Chophouse, guests can expect to indulge in a delicious meal prepared with superior ingredients and receive hospitality from a service team that goes above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Kaiser’s culinary expertise has led to numerous television and radio appearances. He is an active volunteer with local food non-profits like Project Open Hand, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. In his free time, Kaiser enjoys running, hiking, kayaking and being outdoors. He enjoys quality time with his wife, Valerie, and their two grown children, daughter Danielle and son Christian.

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We’re thrilled\u00a0NaanStop<\/a> will be\u00a0at 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<\/a> samosa has won “Atlanta’s Best Savory Pastry” since 2014. This crispy fried pastry stuffed with spiced potatoes and mom’s special spice blend is incredibly satisfying. NaanStop<\/a> makes each samosa by hand- just one of the elements that shows the care NaanStop puts into every dish they serve.<\/p>\n

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If you haven’t tried a samosa before, get ready to have a new favorite food. This dish can be equated to other cultural staples- similar to an empanada stuffed with potatoes or a Jewish knish. It has the same crunchy breading on the outside and soft, pillowy potatoes on the inside. NaanStop<\/a> will be serving these samosas both Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st at Taste of Atlanta! Ensure you can try this fantastic pastry by buying your tickets to Taste of Atlanta! Click here for more info + tickets.<\/a>\"IMG_3804\"<\/a><\/p>\n

Besides quick-served samosas, NaanStop<\/a> has a variety of menu items. In the photo above, features a Naanwich a.k.a a wrap made in a Naan, the classic Indian flatbread. This Naanwich, in particular, is stuffed with Indian turkey sausage and a variety of vegetables and sauces.\u00a0\"IMG_3706\"<\/a>Another fan-favorite at NaanStop<\/a>? Build your own bowl. Start with a base of rice or greens, then add your choice of protein and veggies. In the bowl pictured above, rice was the base, Chicken Tikka Masala the protein, enhanced with vegetables and a dollop of yogurt & cilantro chutney.<\/p>\n

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The\u00a0Long\u00a0Drink\u00a0Co<\/a> was formed by 3 Finn’s and an American friend in 2018. Since our launch 6 months ago, we have already started distributing nationally in 3 states; NY, CT, and now GA! We are proud of our history as a legendary beverage from Finland and are excited to share with our friends here in the USA! The\u00a0Long\u00a0Drink<\/a>\u00a0is 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\u00a0Long\u00a0Drink<\/a>\u00a0in major cities all over Georgia at your local package store, bar, or restaurant.\u00a0<\/span><\/div>\n
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Edible cookie dough that looks as good as it tastes- you Batter<\/a> believe it! This Ponce City Market food stall opened almost a year ago and has been attracting crowds from near and far. This is more than your standard cookie dough selection- flavors range from red velvet to brownie batter, bourbon brown sugar to cookies & cream. Customers can add toppings like decadent chocolate, marshmallow or caramel sauces as well as crunchy toppings like chocolate chips, Reeses Pieces and crushed Oreos. No matter what you order, you can ensure iit hits the spot for that cookie dough craving. Batter<\/a> also offers cookie dough shakes and Batter bites a.k.a. little cookie dough balls rolled in toppings for a truffle-like texture.<\/p>\n

We\u2019re thrilled\u00a0Batter<\/a> will be at Taste of Atlanta\u00a0all 3 days (Friday, October 19th, Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st)\u00a0serving fan favorites. See below for a sneak peek of\u00a0Batter’s cookie dough confections\u00a0and if you haven\u2019t done so already, it\u2019s time to purchase your tickets to Taste of Atlanta (click for more info & ticket links)!<\/a><\/p>\n

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We’re thrilled Paschal’s<\/a> will be back at Taste of Atlanta this year serving the classics. See below for a sneak peek of what this restaurant will be serving at Taste of Atlanta and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to purchase your tickets! Buy before Sunday, September 30th at 11:59pm for your wristband to be sent directly to your home address. Click here for more details<\/a> and scroll below for an up-close view of traditional soul food:<\/p>\n

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Join Taste of Atlanta at City Winery\u00a0Monday, September 24th\u00a0at our 4th Annual\u00a0Best\u00a0Sommelier Competition!<\/p>\n

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Watch as some of\u00a0Atlanta\u2019s top\u00a0Sommeliers\u00a0go head-to-head to contend for the title.\u00a0Presented in partnership with Southeast\u00a0Sommelier Society, the contest will consist of a\u00a03-part competition\u00a0\u2013 service, theory and blind tasting.<\/p>\n

The winner will be named by an elite panel of judges including:<\/p>\n