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High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

High school coaches to participate in rib-eating contest

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Texas Roadhouse is kicking off a 10-day series of special events with a rib-eating contest for local high school coaches.

On Monday, Oct. 7, coaches from Cherokee, Harrison, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain, North Cobb, Pope and Sprayberry high schools will compete to see who can eat the most ribs.

The winning coach will receive 10 percent of the evening's proceeds for his football team.

The Battle of the Coaches contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded by an applesauce-eating contest for children at 6:30 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse is located at 2475 Barrett Creek Parkway in Marietta. Learn more at the restaurant's Facebook page.

Marlow's Tavern to roll out Ribs & Whiskey menu

Marlow's Tavern to roll out Ribs & Whiskey menu

(WXIA) -- To celebrate the arrival of fall, all Marlow's Tavern locations will bring back the wildly popular Ribs & Whiskey menu for a limited time.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24, Marlow's customers can enjoy a variety of autumn favorites, including fried green tomato sliders, a pulled pork sandwich with chipotle BBQ sauce, slow-cooked St. Louis-style ribs with a slew of Southern sides, and a bourbon bread pudding for dessert.

"Our guests have come to love the Ribs & Whiskey menu for the hearty, warming dishes they crave during the fall," Marlow's Tavern co-founder and executive chef John C. Metz said in a statement. "A chill hits the air and diners look for those classic, seasonal flavors that are found in each of the dishes and cocktails."

Ribs & Whiskey will be available through Monday, Oct. 28.

From Sept. 24-30, Marlow's customers can also donate to Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign and receive a $5 coupon.

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint opens in East Cobb

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint opens in East Cobb

ATLANTA -- Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, the original and fastest-growing fast casual pizza chain in North America, announces the opening of its 18th unit on Augu. 17 in East Cobb County at 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 1100 in the Providence Square Home Depot Shopping Center.

To celebrate the newest Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint opening, the restaurant will serve free 9-inch, any three topping, fully-customizable pizzas to all customers in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. One patron in line will be awarded free pizza for a year.

The East Cobb Uncle Maddio’s location is the second unit for franchisees John Dayton and David Tracht, who own and operate an Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint in Woodstock, which was the first franchised location in the system.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Krispy Kreme offering a second dozen donuts for 76¢

Krispy Kreme offering a second dozen donuts for 76¢

(WXIA) -- In honor of its 76th birthday, Krispy Kreme is offering a second dozen glazed donuts for 76¢ to customers who purchase a dozen at regular price.

The offer is good on Saturday, July 13 at all Krispy Kreme locations in Georgia. No coupon is required.

"When you hear people talk about having a 'Krispy Kreme,' they are most often referring to our signature treat -- the original glazed donut," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement. "We're excited to celebrate 76 years of sharing delicious treats and creating fond memories by giving our fans an opportunity to try and share the donut that has become famous worldwide."

Find your nearest Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com.

Red, White and Brew menu at Marlow's Tavern

Red, White and Brew menu at Marlow's Tavern

ATLANTA -- Marlow's Tavern is celebrating summer with a new menu of patriotic plates and brews.

The Red, White and Brew dishes will be offered through Monday, July 29.

"The Red, White and Brew celebration menu is our culinary salute to this great country and the good memories summertime brings to friends and family," Marlow's Tavern co-founder and executive chef John C. Metz said in a statement.

New offerings include a beer and cheese soup; a watermelon, feta and arugula salad; a "Wild West" bison burger; a blackened swordfish dish; chili-slathered corn on the cob; and a strawberry and rhubarb layer cake.

In addition, Marlow's Tavern will offer a new sangria and a watermelon margarita.

Learn more and find your nearest location at marlowstavern.com.

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.