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FOOD REVIEW: Salt Factory Pub, Roswell GA

FOOD REVIEW: Salt Factory Pub, Roswell GA

Salt Factory Pub sits on Canton Street in historic Roswell in the center of what’s happening in North Fulton. Not only was Salt Factory Pub totally packed out, so was everything else around – including the parking. TIP: If you can’t get parking at the Antique market, go one block east toward Alpharetta St. (Hwy 9) and you should be able to find something within a short walking distance.

When we arrived at Salt Factory Pub we were told that the wait was 35-40 minutes, but we were seated within 20 and had a great table in the corner from where we could observe the entire restaurant.

Who Has the Best [Anything] in Atlanta?

Who Has the Best [Anything] in Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- Which Atlanta restaurant has the best cheap eats?

How about the best burger, pizza, milkshake or plate of sushi?

Metromix Atlanta is currently running a "Best of Atlanta" contest. Metro Atlantans are encouraged to vote on their favorite places inside the perimeter to grab a beer, a snack or a five-course dinner.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Visit The Best of Metromix Atlanta to cast your vote.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-fil-A

ATLANTA -- The 119 Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host a special Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Fathers and daughters will be encouraged to spend the evening together, enjoying time in the restaurant and participating in activities.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," said Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage Atlanta community members to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their loved ones' company over a meal and celebrate the significant relationship in their lives."

Each Chick-fil-A will celebrate in its own way.

FOOD REVIEW: Marietta Diner, Marietta GA

FOOD REVIEW: Marietta Diner, Marietta GA

We’ve had Marietta Diner on our radar for quite some time. This Saturday night it was COLD, COLD , COLD and I was happy to find a parking place close but our troubles were not over.

THE PLACE WAS PACKED! Normally I take this as a good sign that the food must be incredible, the service impeccable and certainly worth any wait we could experience. Unfortunately, this was not the case.

READ THE REST on Atlanta-Food-Critic.com >> http://atlanta-food-critic.com/2011/01/marietta-diner-marietta-ga/

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Roswell

ROSWELL, GA -- For those who are itching to attend Oktoberfest but can't make it to Germany, Aqua Blue (1565 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076) is offering the next best thing: a beer festival to celebrate fine food and fall brews.

The festival, sponsored by Eagle Rock Distributing Company, will take place on Friday, Oct. 15 on the restaurant's patio and lawn areas, beginning at 5:00 p.m. There will be a special prix fixe tapas menu of eight dishes paired with eight different beers.

Young Professionals Mixer at Aqua Blue

ATLANTA -- The Junior Chamber International Atlanta and Johns Creek Young Professionals are teaming up to host a mixer and fundraiser at Aqua Blue (1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076).

The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is $10, or $5 with two canned goods.

Participants will enjoy free appetizers, $3 beers and the opportunity to mingle, network and make a difference. Magician Joe Turner is scheduled to perform. The money raised will go to North Fulton Community Charities.

For more information, visit the JCI Atlanta website.

Atlanta Bread Among Top 5 Healthiest Fast Food Options

SMYRNA, GA -- In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received top five distinctions in two key categories.

The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the top five large chains (places with less than 5,000 locations) in the Healthy Options and Facilities categories. This is the second straight year that Atlanta Bread placed among the top five chains in these two categories.