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  1. 1. NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N “BEST OF dYNAMI” dynami’s divine secret: The MUST To-Dos in Atlanta (what’s new!) Best Southern Fine Dining: Empire State South Best Non-Traditional Southern Fare Smart, smart restaurant, this Empire State South. Open since late August on the ground floor of the 999 Peachtree building in Midtown, it manages to dish up its thoughtfulness in every detail. Love that front table laden with pastries to go (everyone takes a cakewalk around it). Love the way the menu references an old-school meat-and-three. Love the varietal coffee drinks. Love the bocce court! Dogwood Restaurant Fusing elegance, sophistication and stellar regional cuisine, restaurateurs Chef Shane Touhy and Scott Black are proud to present their first restaurant, Dogwood. Located in Midtown, on the ground floor of the Reynolds condominium building, Dogwood defies the notion that Southern culinary traditions cannot demonstrate complexity or refinement. "Dogwood brings the warmth and charm of our Southern culture along with the intricacies of big city dining to Atlanta's most celebrated street." Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 1 Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of Empire State South. Acheson is a four-time James Beard Foundation nominee and chef/partner of the lauded Five & Ten, The National and Gosford Wine in Athens, GA.
  2. 2. Best Italian Restaurant: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse Now open in Atlanta! Davio’s offers the same qualities that have made Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse a cherished favorite in other cities. The spectacle of the open kitchen. Ill Mulino New York For more than 20 years, chefs/founders Fernando and Gino Masci have delighted guests and gourmands from around the world with the vibrant flavors of Italian cuisine and an absolute devotion to exemplary service. It’s no wonder that Il Mulino has been voted the #1 Italian restaurant in New York City for two solid decades by Zagat’s! Il Mulino reflects the infectious enthusiasm and joy the Mascis take in bringing the Italian tradition of fine food and hospitality to your table. Simple, straightforward, wholesome and always fresh – it’s the Il Mulino tradition. Best Pub & Game Room: Ormsby’s Ormsby's, a classic neighborhood tavern found in Atlanta's west-side. A warm, welcoming and comfortable gathering spot with a full bar that features an extensive craft beer selection and classic cocktails alongside a fresh pub menu. At Ormsby's you will be able to enjoy a wide range of traditional games including: Backgammon, Bocce, Darts, Pool, and Shuffleboard. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 2 Look for the wooden door with the infamous “O”. This place is a hidden gem! NE W! N NE W! N
  3. 3. Click here for the Original List! Click here for the Original List! Best Thai Bistro: Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro Best and only “green” Special-Events Venue: 200 Peachtree The Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree is the first special events facility in Atlanta to incorporate green practices into special event execution. 200 Peachtree recycles glass, plastics, paper and cardboard products from the bars, caterers, and vendors. The aim is to recycle or compost all materials generated from every event. We have partnered with the best caterers and decorators in the city to help facilitate the operation of an eco-friendly venue. Best New Theatre: Buckhead Theatre (the old Roxy) Best Farm to Table Experience: Woodfire Grill Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 3 NE W! N NE W! N
  4. 4. November 23 2010: Live at 10 a.m. on the Hallmark Channel The holiday season is heating up as our own chef Steven Satterfield joins Martha Stewart for a Southern Thanksgiving-themed episode of “The Martha Stewart Show”! Chef Satterfield will join the home and lifestyle mogul in the kitchen – live from New York – to cook and share two of his trademark yet traditional, Southern-inspired side dishes for the Thanksgiving table. Woodfire Grill indulges Atlantans with seasonally influenced, ingredient-focused cuisine. The menu changes daily and features fresh local ingredients. Executive Chef Kevin Gillespie incorporates the seasonal offerings of small local farms and purveyors as well as sustainable beef, lamb, pork, poultry and seafood for simply prepared cuisine. Foods are fire-roasted and grilled with a menu comprised of first, second and main courses in addition to chef's tasting menus. Watch Kevin in action on Bravo TV reality series, “Top Chef” as he has been impressing us all with his winning dishes. Video: Kevin’s Mole Negro Top Recipe on Top Chef: Miller Union At Miller Union, they believe in the partnership between chef and farmer. Their menu is based around the week’s harvest; thoughtful care is put forth to preserve the true flavors of the ingredients with a simple rustic preparation. Bocado Bocado translates to mouthful or morsel. Emphasizing fresh, locally grown ingredients, Bocado’s menu features small plates that pack a punch, stacked sandwiches and fresh salads. Its design is a literal translation of their passion for sustainable foods. Keeping with their commitment to simplicity, their restaurant’s design reflects the love of all things natural, utilizing organic, reused materials recreated in inventive and distinctive ways. The unique elements merge to create a truly organic, comfortable aura from the lofted ceiling to the inviting banquettes. The spacious patio is perfect for al fresco dining or an after-work cocktail. Visit their Facebook page: Muss & Turner’s (in Smyrna) Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 4 NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N
  5. 5. NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N "Foie Gras in Your Flip Flops' :NO culinary boundaries & NO pretense-come and be who you are atmosphere. Always fresh and as often as possible local produce and proteins from lamb to chicken. We make our own pasta, cut our fries and simply aim to provide a true artisanal dining experience. The dinner menu changes every 4 weeks to match the seasons and give our chef's creative freedom... Local Three Kitchen & Bar (same owners as Muss & Turner’s) Be on the lookout-Opening soon! Best Farmer’s Market Peachtree Road Farmers Market Harvest schedule: schedule_01.pdf Best Lunch to Go: Toscano & Sons Provisions to Go (in Midtown) A division of Star Provisions, Provisions To Go offers an array of gourmet-to-go for the person that is on-the- go! It serves entrees, sandwiches, panini's, salads, soup, bakery items and more. Breadwinner Café and Bakery (in Sandy Springs) Famous for their sweet bread! Best Seafood: Atlanta Fish Market Chef Specialty (and my favorite) – “AFM Creation” • Chilean Sea Bass “Hong Kong Style” Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 5
  6. 6. U L T I M A T E D I N I N G CARDThe most unique holiday gift with14 great restaurants on one card, purchase yours now and get 20% Additional Dollars! FIND OUT MORE NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N Click here for the Original List! Click here for the Original List! Best Burger Bar: Grindhouse Killer Burgers Located inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Free parking in lot located behind the Curb Market on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Bring parking ticket in for validation. Yeah Burger (Midtown, another just opened in Virginia-Highland) Holeman & Finch Public House Somewhat British, a little Mediterranean, soulfully Southern, and wholly awesome, this offal-centric, cocktail-fueled gastropub gets you hooked on the pleasures of headcheese, crunchy fried pigs’ ears, and bone-marrow gratin. Best French Restaurant Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 6 NE W! N NE W! N
  7. 7. NE W! N NE W! N Bistro Niko Bistro Niko is a piece of Paris, right in the heart of Buckhead. The modern French fare is authentic & simple, while the affordably priced wine list, exciting cocktails and extensive craft beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. Grand ceilings, art from Paris and a patio that overlooks Peachtree make Bistro Niko at once a destination and a neighborhood restaurant. AWARDS AJC Reader's Choice for Best French Restaurant Jezebel Best New Restaurant Anis Café and Bistro In the years since its inception, Anis has managed to retain its warm and cozy atmosphere, but is always adding to the look and feel of the restaurant in many ways. The outdoor patio is one of Atlanta's favorite, the decor is ever changing, but most importantly, the food is what keeps people coming back for more. Recommend making reservations first! Best Persian Cuisine Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 7 " Anis is a true Atlanta jewel. The food is superb and the atmosphere is authentic and very romantic. You truly feel as though you are in a bistro or cafe in the South of France. The moules frites taste as though you ordered them in a Parisian bistro. The food and wine is affordably priced and Anis is the perfect place to take a date." CITYSEARCH
  8. 8. NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N Rumi’s Kitchen Fine Dining Mirage Persian Cuisine Casual Dining - The oldest Persian restaurant in the Atlanta area. Best BBQ – Voted #1 in Atlanta in 2010 Fox Brother’s BBQ At Fox Bros Bar-B-Q we focus on our guests overall experience. From the service to the food, we want to be the best we can be. When you walk through the door at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q you are welcomed like you were an old family friend and then we make every effort to make sure you are comfortable in our home. We strive to serve the best food we can make and prove ourselves one plate at a time. So come on down, get comfortable, loosen the belt and get ready to dig in! Daddy D’z BBQ Joint (Blues Band every weekend) Fat Matt’s (Live music 7 days per week) Best Blues: Northside Tavern Through this door walk some of the greatest musicians to grace any stage and the best live music fans in the world. Blind Willie’s Best Dessert Concept Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 8 NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N
  9. 9. NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N King of Pops Daily Cart Location You can find them every day at the "corner" of North Ave. & North Highland. Their cart is on the corner of the Buddy's Gas station, right across from Manual's Tavern. Hours: Mon-Fri 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sat-Sun noon to 8 p.m. Best Doughnuts Sublime Doughnuts Best Gelato Paulo’s Paulo’s has offered the only authentic Italian gelato for over 10 years! Gelato has much more flavor and less fat than ice cream. 1/3 less! Come to Paulo’s for a true taste of Italy. Best Fro-Yo! Pinkberry Now open in Atlanta (on Akers Mill) and Marietta (on Merchants Walk) On your mark, get set, swirl! The premium frozen yogurt is made with real nonfat yogurt and nonfat milk, all rBST hormone free. Flavors: pomegranate, coconut, chocolate, mango, watermelon & original. Yogli Mogli (in Sandy Springs) Best Cakes Caryn’s Cakes Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 9
  10. 10. NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N NE W! N Best Neighborhood Ambience and City Skyline Park Tavern Neighborhood Sushi Bar and Brewery Located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. Originally built in 1905 as horse stables for local racing enthusiasts and then transformed into a golf clubhouse in 1928, Park Tavern has been expanded and renovated over time, but still features some of the original woodwork and stone from the historic clubhouse. Best Fine Dining Nikolai’s Roof One can’t truly call themself an epicurean unless they’ve dined at Nikolai’s Roof. Chef de Cuisine, Olivier De Busschere and his team of culinary perfectionists expertly prepare French and Russian cuisine that is as impressive in appearance as it is euphoric in flavor. Best Local Brew: Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 10 Chef Olivier works with organic farmers, fisherman and local game farmers to create fresh and creative takes on traditional French and Russian dishes. Nikolai’s Roof is a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of fine dining at its best. Delight in the option of a four, six or eight-course tasting menu with wine pairings or an innovative ala carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients, and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking Atlanta's starlit skyline.
  11. 11. Click here for the Original List! Click here for the Original List! **Hop City Craft Beer & Wine (on W. Marietta St. near Howell Mill Rd.) Sweetwater Brewing Co. Atlanta Brewing Co. Best Pizza Haven: MAX’S Coal Oven Pizzeria Varasano’s Pizzeria Antico Pizza Napoletana Best Breakfast: Ria’s Bluebird Best Outdoor Ice-Rink in Atlanta The Astor Holiday Rink (at the St. Regis Atlanta) The first ice skating rink in Atlanta - In collaboration with Coca-Cola, the Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink presented by Coca-Cola inspires cherished memories with a festive atmosphere reminiscent of the Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 11 New York Times Review The gruff proprietor of this restaurant has the word “hate” tattooed on the nape of her neck. But local residents give her nothing but love, lining up, pleasantly sleep-tousled, on weekend mornings for what some customers say are the world's best pancakes…If pancakes are a bit too sinful, try one of the inventive daily eggs Benedict specials, a mean chicken salad on a warm croissant, and the house-made jam. NE W! N NE W! N
  12. 12. distinguished Astor family, who founded the flagship St. Regis New York in 1904. Hotel guests and visitors alike will skate to holiday melodies under an ethereal tent in a 32x52 rink while enjoying hot cocoa, a holiday cocktail menu, and S'mores by the outdoor fire. Reservations are encouraged Astor Holiday Rink. Nov. 24–Jan. 3. $30 per hour for adults, $18 per hour for children under 16. The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-563-7951, Rink at Park Tavern (at Piedmont Park) One of the Largest! Atlantans dreaming of a white winter may be delighted to find that some beloved aspects of New York City’s holiday offerings have been duplicated in the South this year. A focal point of these offerings is a brand-new ice skating rink at Piedmont Park. The Rink at Park Tavern. Nov. 22-Feb. 14. $10 admission, $5 skate rental. $300 season pass. Park Tavern Garden Tent, 500 10th St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-249-0001, Purchase tickets at Centennial Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink Centennial Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink. Through Jan. 30. $7 admission, $2 skate rental, select $6 college nights. Centennial Olympic Park North Lawn, Atlanta. 404-222-7275, Upcoming Holiday Events & Shows Fox Theatre: THE HOLIDAYS IN ATLANTIC STATION : November 20 – December 31 Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 12 The Park Tavern rink is one of the biggest, serving 150 people comfortably, while the Astor can handle 30 and Centennial Olympic holds 200. There is also an outdoor rink in Conyers, called Have an Ice Day, which can accommodate 100 people at a time. NE W! N NE W! N
  13. 13. Tree Farms (pick your own): / Celebrating the Holidays with the Kids! Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Santa Parades! Christmas at Callanwolde (at Callanwolde – 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE) December 1 through 12 10:00AM-4:00PM Wander through the historic Gothic-Tudor mansion and enjoy the rooms transformed for the holidays by Atlanta's top interior designers in a Roaring 20's theme. Featuring special children's events, live music and entertainment all day, including the Aeolian organ, and special events Breakfast with Santa, Teddy Bear Tea, Gingerbread Village, and Callanwolde artist market. All proceeds benefit the art programs of this landmark non-profit community arts center in the Druid Hills neighborhood. Free Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Concert (at North Avenue Presbyterian Church) Wednesday, December 1 at 11:45 a.m. (Doors open at 11:15) Join us for the thirteenth annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra offers a free gift of Christmas music to the Atlanta community. This one-hour lunchtime concert and sing-along is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit with music performed by top-notch musicians! Run for A Great Cause! Find one that suits you! Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 13 Give Back! Give Back! Enjoy the holidays without blowing your budget click here!
  14. 14. MONDAY Melting Pot: “Girl’s Night Out.” The first Monday of every month features a multi-course fondue dinner for $25, with $5 drink specials. (Metro locations.) Watershed: “Raid the Cellar.” Half price on every bottle of wine on the extensive list. (406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404- 378-4900) La Tavola: “Molto Monday.” Have a heaping plate of house-made pasta and a glass of wine for $15. (992 Virginia Ave., 404-873- 5430) TUESDAY Ecco: A rotating roster of Spanish cuisine specials. Currently, it’s fideua for two for $44. (40 7th St., 404-347-9555) Murphy’s: Try 8 wines for $20 at the 6:30 p.m. wine tasting; stay for dinner and get a $5 credit. (997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904 WEDNESDAY Pura Vida: The first Wednesday of every month, meet the artist whose works are featured in the restaurant with complimentary tapas and a wine tasting for $10 per person. (656 N. Highland Ave., 404-870-9797) Parish: Wine tasting in the Market for $25, beginning at 7 p.m. (240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434) THURSDAY Woodfire Grill: Half price on all wines on the extensive list. (1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-347-9055) Dogwood Restaurant: “All You Can Eat Mussels.” At the bar only, for $20. Includes a glass of Kim Crawford Chardonnay. (Available Tuesday-Friday.) (565 Peachtree St., 404-835-1410.) FRIDAY One Midtown Kitchen: “Rib Fridays.” Full rack of ribs with spicy barbecue fries and coleslaw for $24. (559 Dutch Valley Road, 404-892-4111) Best Food Reviews to Go: 3 Downloadable Mobile Food Apps * Free * Opentable Free *Scoutmob (for iphone) Free BEST DEALS WITH SCOUTMOB Restaurant Specials & Deals: Groupon Buy Gift Cards or Receive Discounts for Up to 50% Off: Half Off Depot prti=1647&aid=10404309&pid=3320954 Kudzu Deals/Discounts Atlanta Interactive Map: Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 14 SUNDAY South City Kitchen: “Beer and BBQ.” Huge platters of smoked barbecue with creative sides — $12.95-$19.95, depending on number of meats ordered. (1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, 404-435-0700; or in Midtown at 1144 Crescent Ave., 404-873-7358) Shaun’s Restaurant: “Family-style Pasta Night.” Garlic bread, salad, pasta and homemade gelato for $12. (1029 Edgewood Ave, 404-577-4358) Alon’s Bakery and Market, Dunwoody location: Brunch entrees just $4.99 and sides $1.99. (4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, 678-397-1781)
  15. 15. dynami group is a single-source, full-service events company specializing in meetings, events, incentives and corporate communications needs. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 15
  16. 16. *****Read More “Best of dynami”: CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL LIST***** Meeting, Event & Campaign Collateral: Design and print production of save the date web-blasts, on-line registration, printed invitations, brochures, banners & signage. Concept, Design & Staging of Business Meetings: Creative opener and closer concepts and fulfillment, set and stage design &production, audio visual support. Film/Video & Multimedia Production: Development & management of all media complimentary to your program, animation, interstitials, highlight videos, PowerPoint and other requirements. Live Business Theater: Scripting & production of theatrical business meeting elements. Speech Writing & Speaker Support: Scripting of keynote addresses, all on-site needs, teleprompting, coaching and other requirements. Theme Development: Utilizing your meeting and conference content and message to develop an original meeting/event theme. Theme Graphic Design: Design and application of original meeting/theme logos, awards & recognition events Live Music, Specialty Acts, Keynote Speakers, and Celebrity Entertainment: Total talent coordination and management. Product Launches: Materials, marketing and live launches. Incentive Programs: Site selection through total on-site program development and management. Trade Show Design/Production & Promotion: Booth design and fabrication, booth draw concepts and production and staffing. Conference and Meeting Logistics & Management: Site selection, venue and vendor management, room use and set, temporary staffing, collateral, signage, giveaways and program management Destination Event Management: Off-Site events, companion programs, tours and transportation. dynami group | 404-875-2653 | Become a fan of dynami group on Facebook and see what’s new! Please email us about any recommendations you’d like us to consider! Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 16