Punchline Comedy Club benefit for SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center

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Wednesday, March 29 2016, join us at The Punchline Comedy Club (in their new Buckhead location!)  This benefit for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center features Professional Ventriloquist John Pizzi and Gilbert Gottfried! Tickets are a beneficial $125 each which will truly help our Military men and women.  The SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative began in 2008 in order to provide a continuum of rehabilitation care for soldiers who have sustained a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury while serving the United States on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. The SHARE program typically treats 8-10 individuals at a time and the average length of stay in the program is approximately three months.

 

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Viewers of Atlanta & Company can win a table for four!  To enter, simply email your: NAME, PHONE NUMBER and the words SHARE in SUBJECT LINE to: tomsullivanhost@gmail.com

One winner will be chosen at random and notified Wednesday by phone at 1 p.m.  You must be able to answer your phone during the time of 1:00 – 1:10 p.m.

Thank You for watching A&C and for visiting my website.  And if you don’t win, please consider supporting this great initiative for Shepherd Center by coming to The Punchline Comedy Club Wednesday night at 7:00!

 

Academy Awards Party at Pricci

Tom_Leo_Oscars2016_1I always look forward to the annual Oscars party at Pricci.  Red carpet, bright lights, paparazzi, 4 course movie themed dinner, Hollywood cocktails, photos with your fav. celeb, VIP Green room lounge and watching the Academy Awards on big screens throughout Pricci mean every seat is a good one!  During the commercial breaks I give away movie related prizes and Buckhead Life Ultimate Dining cards.  Make plans for 2017 as we grow to our 19th year of celebrating Hollywood’s best! Oscars_Tom_Dylan11Tom_Oscars_logo

My buddy Ryan used to get my pizzas but perhaps you saw him on the red carpet covering the Oscars!

Always Coca-Cola

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Prominent Atlantan and CEO of The Coca Cola Company Roberto Goizueta was joined in Heaven by his wife Olga this past November.  Now the family is holding an estate sale at their beautiful Buckhead estate.  The sale, conducted by “VT Estate Sales” features a large amount of Coca-Cola memorabilia.  Vicki Taratoot, sale organizer, was honored to be chosen by the family to oversee the sale at the Goizueta family home.

Just in time for this Sunday’s Super Bowl, you can own a piece of this Atlanta history celebrating the Super Bowl in Atlanta from January 30, 1994.  This collectible two bottle set features the Super Bowl logo, collectible Super Bowl Coke pin and sits in this replica of the Georgia Dome!  What a great addition to your Super Bowl party this Sunday!

To win:

Send an email with the words COKE SUPER BOWL in the subject line to: TomSullivanHost@gmail.com
*INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER

Now, the official rules:

*You MUST put COKE SUPER BOWL in subject line or entries are disqualified.
*All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. February 4, 2016
*winner notified by email on Friday morning, February 5, 2016 and must pick up prize at 11 Alive studios Monday-Friday between hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
*Prize must be picked up in 2 weeks or prize forfeited.
Thank You for watching Atlanta & Company and enjoy the Super Bowl!!

Want to win a table for 2 at The Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday February 28, 2016 at Pricci in Buckhead?  Just click HERE!

See the sale by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

Piastra on Marietta Square

piastra1 I love the cozy feel of a small town…and Marietta Square has that feel, especially during the Holidays.  I recently visited Piastra for an Italian feast.  Manja!! Chef Greg Lipman and his family recently acquired the space and are now turning out true Italian with a spin on some dishes that will have you coming back. Chef Greg guided us through the menu along with a trio of servers who treated us as Italian royalty!  Mom Betty was on hand too.  I asked her where she found Chef Greg and she replied “I knew him 9 months before he knew me! He’s my son!!”  Here’s a look at what we enjoyed: IMG_0237ab

Arrancini – Risotto balls stuffed with Provolone cheese, breaded and fried with Oregano Garlic Oil. Perfect.

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-Mozzarella Scottato – House made fresh Mozzarella, breaded and sauteed, topped with marinated Grape Tomatoes!

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-Trio of Pizzas – Margharita, Salsicca, and Pepperoni

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-Grilled Pork Flatiron with Polenta cake, Grilled Rapini, Charred Apples and Apple Cider Agridolce (YUM!)

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-Indentro – Inside out giant Ravioli, Roasted Tomato pasta, stuffed with house made Burratta Mozzarella, tossed with Basil Pesto White Wine Sauce  (This was amazing!)

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-Rigatoni Domenica – Rigatoni pasta tossed with house made Fennel sausage, Calabrese Chilies, Shallots, Marsala and a touch of Pomodoro finished with a dot of cream and Pecorino cheese. This was one of my favorites!! You’ll truly love that bite!! Noodles cooked just right too.

We also enjoyed a couple of more menu items but couldn’t stop eating to take the pictures!!

-Calamari Fritti – Fresh Fried Calamari served with Lemon Garlic Aioli and Roasted Red Pepper sauce
-Baccalao – Soft Cured Cod, Baked with Cippolini Onions, Calabrese Peppers, White Wine, Fingerling potatoes and wilted spinach.

Piastra  supports local farms and purveyors and make as much from scratch as possible.  It’s food made with love! Piastra is open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday.

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Eight Sushi Lounge Atlanta

eightsushi_logosushi8_diningroom1An evolution in Sushi has arrived in Atlanta!  Eight Sushi Lounge  located at 930 Howell Mill Rd in The Brady building of West Midtown.  This family owned business wanted to “open a sushi restaurant that challenged the role of traditional sushi experiences in Atlanta.”  And how they have! On a recent visit we experienced the Eight sushi sensation our friends had raved about.  Each dish engaged our senses from presentation and visual appearance to taste and texture.  Every dish was a masterpiece on a plate begging for a spot on the food runway and all smiles for the camera.  Executive Chef Handy Ho (a Georgia State grad!) and team use traditional sushi dishes as inspiration to craft the menu at Eight Sushi Lounge.  The history of this culinary family is long steeped in tradition.  Their restaurant “Rice” in Cumming GA is a favorite among locals and critics alike.

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Eight Sushi Lounge bar is led by Japanese Craft Mixologist Ryan Leal hails from New York with over 10 years in the mixology industry.  There is a wide selection of wine, sake (20 different varieties of premium sake to choose from!), beer and cocktails to wet any palate.  Try the Eight Sake created through a relationship with a Sake Sommelier. (Who knew!)

Two of my favorite dishes include the Tuna Crisp with Ponzu Mayo, Silver Sweet Red Onion and Truffle Oil.  Looking like a mini tuna pizza this is one you won’t share!

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And for those who prefer the ambience and style of Eight Sushi (without the sushi) will relish in the Miso Steak.  Tender, succulent ribeye steak glazed with miso compote and served along side seasonal vegetables.  Order two!

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Eight Sushi Lounge is open seven nights a week for dinner and drinks. Put this at the top of your Holiday list!

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