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Best of dynami in Atlanta (what's new!) v5

  1. 1. “BEST OF dYNAMI” dynami’s divine secret: The MUST To-Dos in Atlanta (what’s new!)Best Southern Fine Dining: NEW 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! 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. NEWDogwood Restaurant elegance, sophistication and stellar regional cuisine,restaurateurs Chef Shane Touhy and Scott Black are proud to presenttheir first restaurant, Dogwood. Located in Midtown, on the groundfloor of the Reynolds condominium building, Dogwood defies thenotion that Southern culinary traditions cannot demonstratecomplexity or refinement. "Dogwood brings the warmth and charm ofour Southern culture along with the intricacies of big city dining toAtlantas most celebrated street." Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 1
  2. 2. Best Italian Restaurant:Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse NEW open in Atlanta! Davio’s offers the same qualities that havemade Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse a cherished favorite in other cities. The spectacle of the openkitchen. 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. Look for the wooden door with the infamous “O”. This place is a hidden gem!Best Pub & Game Room: Ormsby’s, a classic neighborhood tavern found in Atlantas west-side. Awarm, welcoming and comfortable gathering spot with a full bar thatfeatures an extensive craft beer selection and classic cocktails alongside afresh pub menu. At Ormsbys you will be able to enjoy a wide range oftraditional games including: Backgammon, Bocce, Darts, Pool, andShuffleboard. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 2
  3. 3. Best Thai Bistro: Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro and only “green” Special-Events Venue:200 Peachtree NEWThe Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree is the first special eventsfacility in Atlanta to incorporate green practices into specialevent 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 havepartnered with the best caterers and decorators in the city tohelp facilitate the operation of an eco-friendly venue. Click here for the Original List!Best New Theatre: Buckhead Theatre (the old Roxy) Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 3
  4. 4. Best Farm to Table Experience: Woodfire Grill Grill indulges Atlantans with seasonallyinfluenced, ingredient-focused cuisine. The menuchanges daily and features fresh local ingredients.Executive Chef Kevin Gillespie incorporates the seasonalofferings of small local farms and purveyors as well assustainable beef, lamb, pork, poultry and seafood forsimply prepared cuisine. Foods are fire-roasted andgrilled with a menu comprised of first, second and main courses in addition to chefs tasting menus. WatchKevin 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: NEW November 23 2010: Live at 10 a.m. on Miller Union the Hallmark Channel At Miller Union, they believe in the partnership between chef and farmer. Their menu is based around the week’s harvest; The holiday season is heating up as our own thoughtful care is put forth to preserve the true flavors of the chef Steven Satterfield joins Martha Stewart ingredients with a simple rustic preparation. for a Southern Thanksgiving-themed episode of “The Martha Stewart Show”! Bocado Chef Satterfield will join the home and Bocado lifestyle mogul in the kitchen – live from translates to New York – to cook and share two of his mouthful or morsel. trademark yet traditional, Southern-inspired side dishes for the Thanksgiving table. Emphasizing fresh, locally grown ingredients, Bocado’s menu features small plates that pack a punch, stacked sandwichesand fresh salads. Its design is a literal translation of their passion for sustainable foods. Keeping with theircommitment 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 trulyorganic, comfortable aura from the lofted ceiling to the inviting banquettes. The spacious patio is perfect foral fresco dining or an after-work cocktail.Visit their Facebook page: Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 4
  5. 5. Muss & Turner’s (in Smyrna) NEW "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. Wemake our own pasta, cut our fries and simply aim to provide a true artisanal dining experience. The dinnermenu changes every 4 weeks to match the seasons and give our chefs creative freedom...Local Three Kitchen & Bar (same owners as Muss & Turner’s)Be on the lookout-Opening soon!Best Farmer’s MarketPeachtree Road Farmers Market schedule: Lunch to Go:Toscano & Sons to Go NEW(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, paninis, salads, soup, bakery items and more.Breadwinner Café and Bakery NEW(in Sandy Springs) Famous for their sweet bread! Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 5
  6. 6. Best Seafood: Atlanta Fish Market Specialty (and my favorite) – “AFM Creation” • Chilean SeaBass “Hong Kong Style” Burger Bar: NEWGrindhouse Killer Burgers inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Free parking in lotlocated behind the Curb Market on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.Bring parking ticket in for validation. NEWYeah Burger, another just opened in Virginia-Highland) Holeman & Finch Public House Click here Somewhat British, a little Mediterranean, soulfully Southern, and for the wholly awesome, this offal-centric, cocktail-fueled gastropub gets Original List! you hooked on the pleasures of headcheese, crunchy fried pigs’ ears, and bone-marrow gratin. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 6
  7. 7. Best French Restaurant NEW ULTIMATE DINING CARDBistro Niko The most unique holiday gift with14 great restaurants on one card, purchase yours now and get 20% Additional Dollars!Bistro Niko is a piece of Paris, right in the heart of Buckhead. FIND OUT MOREThe modern French fare is authentic & simple, while theaffordably priced wine list, exciting cocktails and extensivecraft beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suittheir tastes. Grand ceilings, art from Paris and a patio thatoverlooks Peachtree make Bistro Niko at once a destinationand a neighborhood restaurant. AWARDS AJC Readers Choice for Best French Restaurant Jezebel Best New Restaurant NEWAnis Café and Bistro the years since its inception, Anis has managed to retain its warm and cozy atmosphere, but is alwaysadding to the look and feel of the restaurant in many ways. The outdoor patio is one of Atlantas favorite, thedecor is ever changing, but most importantly, the food is what keeps people coming back for more.Recommend making reservations first! " 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 Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 7
  8. 8. Best Persian Cuisine Rumi’s Kitchen Fine Dining NEW Mirage Persian Cuisine Casual Dining - The oldest Persian restaurant in the Atlanta area. NEWBest BBQ – Voted #1 in Atlanta in 2010Fox Brother’s BBQ Fox Bros Bar-B-Q we focus on our guests overall experience. From the service to the food, we want to bethe best we can be. When you walk through the door at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q you are welcomed like you were anold family friend and then we make every effort to make sure you are comfortable in our home. We strive toserve 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 NEW(Blues Band every weekend)Fat Matt’s NEW(Live music 7 days per week)Best Blues:Northside Tavern this door walk some of the greatest musicians tograce any stage and the best live music fans in the world.Blind Willie’s NEW Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 8
  9. 9. Best Dessert Concept King of Pops NEW 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 Buddys Gas station, right across from Manuals Tavern. Hours: Mon-Fri 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sat-Sun noon to 8 p.m. NEWBest DoughnutsSublime Doughnuts Best Gelato NEW 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! NEWPinkberry 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, allrBST hormone free. Flavors: pomegranate, coconut, chocolate, mango, watermelon & original.Yogli Mogli (in Sandy Springs) Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 9
  10. 10. Best Cakes NEW Caryn’s Cakes Neighborhood Ambience and City SkylinePark Tavern Neighborhood Sushi Bar and Brewery in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street andMonroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline.Originally built in 1905 as horse stables for local racingenthusiasts and then transformed into a golf clubhouse in 1928,Park Tavern has been expanded and renovated over time, butstill features some of the original woodwork and stone from thehistoric clubhouse.Best Fine Dining NEWNikolai’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. Nikolai’s Roof is a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the Chef Olivier works with organic epitome of fine dining at its best. Delight in the option of a four, six or eight-course tasting menu with wine pairings or farmers, fisherman and local game an innovative ala carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and farmers to create fresh and creative tastes, fresh ingredients, and an elegant ambiance with a takes on traditional French and Russian view overlooking Atlantas starlit skyline. dishes. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 10
  11. 11. Best Local Brew: **Hop City Craft Beer & Wine (on W. NEW Marietta St. near Howell Mill Rd.) Sweetwater Brewing Co. Brewing Co. Pizza Haven:MAX’S Coal Oven Pizzeria’s Pizzeria Pizza Napoletana Best Breakfast: Ria’s Bluebird 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 Click here weekend mornings for what some customers say are the worlds best pancakes…If pancakes are a bit too sinful, try one for the of the inventive daily eggs Benedict specials, a mean chicken Original List! salad on a warm croissant, and the house-made jam. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 11
  12. 12. Best Outdoor Ice-Rink in Atlanta NEWThe 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 Rinkpresented by Coca-Cola inspires cherished memories with a festive atmosphere reminiscent of thedistinguished Astor family, who founded the flagship St. Regis New York in 1904. Hotel guests and visitorsalike will skate to holiday melodies under an ethereal tent in a 32x52 rink while enjoying hot cocoa, a holidaycocktail menu, and Smores by the outdoor fire.Reservations are encouragedAstor Holiday Rink. Nov. 24–Jan. 3. $30 per hour for adults, $18 per hour for children under 16. The St. Regis Atlanta, 88W. 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, 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. Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 12
  13. 13. Best Food Reviews to Go:3 Downloadable Mobile Food Apps MONDAY* Free* Opentable Free Melting Pot: “Girl’s Night Out.” The first Monday of every month features a multi-course fondue dinner for $25, with $5 drink*Scoutmob (for iphone) Free specials. (Metro locations.)BEST DEALS WITH SCOUTMOB Watershed: “Raid the Cellar.” Half price on every bottle of wine on the extensive list. (406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-Restaurant Specials & Deals: 378-4900) La Tavola: “Molto Monday.” Have a heaping plate of house-madeGroupon pasta and a glass of wine for $15. (992 Virginia Ave., 404-873- 5430) TUESDAYBuy Gift Cards or Receive Discounts for Ecco: A rotating roster of Spanish cuisine specials. Currently, it’sUp to 50% Off: 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; stayHalf Off Depot for dinner and get a $5 credit. (997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904 Pura Vida: The first Wednesday of every month, meet the artist whose works are featured in the restaurant with complimentary309&pid=3320954 tapas and a wine tasting for $10 per person. (656 N. Highland Ave., 404-870-9797)Kudzu Deals/Discounts 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) SUNDAY Dogwood Restaurant: “All You Can Eat Mussels.” At the bar South City Kitchen: “Beer and BBQ.” Huge platters of only, for $20. Includes a glass of Kim Crawford Chardonnay. smoked barbecue with creative sides — $12.95-$19.95, (Available Tuesday-Friday.) (565 Peachtree St., 404-835-1410.) depending on number of meats ordered. (1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, 404-435-0700; or in Midtown at 1144 FRIDAY Crescent Ave., 404-873-7358) One Midtown Kitchen: “Rib Fridays.” Full rack of ribs with spicy Shaun’s Restaurant: “Family-style Pasta Night.” Garlic barbecue fries and coleslaw for $24. (559 Dutch Valley Road, bread, salad, pasta and homemade gelato for $12. (1029 404-892-4111) 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) Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 14
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  15. 15. dynami group is a single-source, full-service events company specializing in meetings, events, incentives and corporatecommunications needs.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 stagedesign &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 otherrequirements.Theme Development: Utilizing your meeting and conference content and message to develop an original meeting/eventtheme.Theme Graphic Design: Design and application of original meeting/theme logos, awards & recognition eventsLive Music, Specialty Acts, Keynote Speakers, and Celebrity Entertainment: Total talent coordination andmanagement.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 andstaffing.Conference and Meeting Logistics & Management: Site selection, venue and vendor management, room use and set,temporary staffing, collateral, signage, giveaways and program managementDestination 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! *****Read More “Best of dynami”: CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL LIST***** Welcome to Atlanta and Please Enjoy! 16