Raw Fish + Booze…
…are two important staples in my diet, so this event at STEEL Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown is right up my alley.
Sounds like a great time!
STEEL Restaurant & Lounge
950 West Peachtre Street NW #255
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
So This Sounds Pretty Amazing…
On November 20, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q will host fellow pitmasters, Griffin Bufkin and Harrison Sapp of St. Simons Island’s Southern Soul Barbeque for a Coastal South-inspired dinner. For $55, ‘cue lovers will enjoy a true taste of the South with everything from Fried Oyster Deviled Eggs to Spare Ribs, Pulled Pork and Chicken. (Um, YUM!)
The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. with outdoor camaraderie, libations, passed snacks and a meet & greet with the pitmasters; appetizers to include Fried Oyster Deviled Eggs, Georgia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches, and Chicken Fried Quail. Cigars from Highland Cigar Co. will be provided for all. Guests will then proceed into the dining room where they will be greeted by communal tables and a “warm up” meal including Southern Soul Brunswick Stew and Fox Bros. Green Chili Cornbread. Guest pitmasters, Bufkin and Sapp will entertain the crowd with the story of stew.
Following, will be plates of Southern Soul Spare Ribs, Pulled Pork and Chicken; sides to include Sea Island Red Pea Hoppin John (Southern Soul Barbeque) and Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad (Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q). See full menu below. During the meal, diners will enjoy tales from the pitmasters and a round of Barbecue Bingo, emceed by Southern Soul’s own bingo master, Mark Hanna. To round out the evening, host, Justin Fox will be making a Buttermilk Pie with muscadine sauce and vanilla bean whipped cream.
Fried Oyster Deviled Eggs Wild Georgia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches
Chicken Fried Quail
The Warm Up
Southern Soul Brunswick Stew Green Chili Cornbread
Southern Soul St. Louis-style Spare Ribs
Southern Pulled Pork
Smoked Chicken Thigh
Sea Island Red Pea Hoppin’ John Bacon and Blue Cheese Potato Salad
Buttermilk Pie with Muscadine Sauce and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Long before there was Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Southern Soul Barbeque, Justin, Jonathan, Griffin and Harrison bonded over their similar background in and passion for smoking the finest quality meats. Both began chopping wood and slow-smoking meats around the same time and have since defined their respective forms of barbecue, from Texas-inspired to traditional Southern, both served with homemade sides and sauces. The so-called “barbecue brethren” have also overcome natural catastrophes and come out on top after much hard work and community support. In 2012, a massive fallen tree rendered Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q’s patio and much of the dining space unusable, but with community support, they were able to fire up the smokers only 48 hours later. Disaster struck Southern Soul Barbeque in 2010 when a massive fire broke out, completely destroying the old Georgia pine building, a historic gas station on St. Simons. With overwhelming support from the tightly-knit local community, they rebuilt to the exact footprint while selling hardwood-smoked barbecue from a food truck in the parking lot. Both the Fox brothers and Griffin and Harrison have attended and participated in events such as the St. Simons Food & Spirit Festival, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and Big Apple Barbecue.
Seating is limited; to reserve a seat for this exclusive pit master event at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, visit http://gom.xorbia.com/
My mouth is watering just thinking about this…
Mixing It Up @ Yum Bunzzzzzzzz.
Kevin and I didn’t have much time to grab dinner, but we also didn’t feel like defaulting to any of our usual haunts. I took to Urbanspoon + decided we were going to try Yum Bunz. (What a great name, btw.) We drove to the Westside and prepared our palates for some dim sum.
We placed our orders at the counter and learned Chinese while we waited for our meal.
Kev ordered the Thai green curry bowl and selected chicken and quinoa as its major components. He wasn’t a huge fan of the bowl, but that had nothing to do with Yum Bunz and everything to do with Kevin opting for quinoa instead of rice. I tried it and definitely thought it was tasty, but I would have opted for the jasmine rice instead of the quinoa – which didn’t mix well with the curry in our opinions. Although, I like the option to create your own bowl or order dumplings if you aren’t in the mood for steamed bao (bunzzzzz).
I was, however, in the mood for bunz! At a mere $1.59 each + less than 180 calories per bun, I figured I could try a few. Yum Bunz also serves wine and beer, so naturally we had to partake in that, too.
I tried the yellow curry chicken, Mongolian BBQ (my fav.), and chicken teriyaki bunz (pictured below), and I thought they were excellent! Way better than the ones I sometimes defrost at home from Trader Joe’s. I also devoured the chocolate dessert bun. It’s super simple, but I recommend capping off your meal with it.
Check out the full Yum Bunz menu HERE. They also cater to vegetarian and gluten-free dim sum lovers, as well as folks who like their dim sum spicy hot. Mix up your routine with some fast dim sum at Yum Bunz!
935 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Rockstar Breakfast at MetroFresh
MetroFresh - my favorite Midtown lunch standby – is rapidly becoming my favorite Midtown breakfast/brunch spot, too! Pictured below is the extreme deliciousness that Kevin and I feasted on a few weekends ago on the MetroFresh patio.
Have you ever seen anything more gorgeous than this grapefruit brulee?
I think not.
MetroFresh is open Monday – Saturday mornings for breakfast and Sunday mornings for brunch. Check out their full menu here, but DO NOT READ THIS ON AN EMPTY STOMACH or you will want to jet to MetroFresh immediately! You’ve been warned.
931 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Diet Starts Tomorrow, I Guess?
I’m still recovering from dinner at Mary Mac’s Tea Room last night. It was epic.
Don’t judge – you know your mouth is watering. My out of town buddy wanted fried chicken, so I had no choice but to bring her to Mary Mac’s and do it right. Sporting stretchy pants today… #sexy #yolo #wedidflywheelfirst #hashtag
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
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