Restaurant Rights and Reviews

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Zagat’s posted an article that struck such a chord with me. Every word rang true. Please. . . consider this link. Let me say upfront I am not in the restaurant business. I’m not an owner; I’ve never waited a table in my life. I would make the world’s worst waitress, hands-down. I love bargains like Groupon, which is mentioned. I just like treating others the way I like being treated.

I write the article because we tweet a lot about great restaurants to visit, new restaurants to visit, and some great recipes we find. There were some great reminders for me (one of the Martini Maidens), and may refresh your expectations some, also. Please and thank you, with a little patience? They are always in style. Bon Appetit!

On that note, here are some other great restaurants to check out across the country this weekend. We have tweeted about many, and will continue to do so. This is a short list. We will be updating it with more. Let us know if you have one to add, also!

In Jackson, MS this weekend? We have a new Martini Bar to suggest

The Martini Room features Martini Fridays once again. This restaurant opened in February. Give it a try if you are in the area!

One last time. . . April 1st. . . Las Vegas. . . Don’t miss it!

The Martini Las Vegas Grand Opening is April 1st. Mark Your Calendars!!!!

What’s A-Buzz in NYC. . .

Miss Lily’s, (a high-end Jamaican spot in the West Village) opens its reservation line per ZagatBuzzNYC

Looking for the best new bar near you this weekend? Look no further. . .

Food & Wine Online has a list of the newest bars, with some of the finest cocktails and the classics you expect, from coast to coast. From San Francisco to Chicago, New York City to Boulder, look here for some great hangouts this weekend that include everything from a Dutch-inspired gin bar to a 19th-century-style saloon futuristic lounge. What are you waiting for? The weekend has begun!

Happenings in Atlanta for the love of good food

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Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand in East Atlanta will open sometime next week, and their Facebook page indicates that it has opened. The small shop, founded by Delia Champion, the founder of the Flying Biscuit and Molly Gunn, owner of the Porter Beer Bar, is a to-go operation serving up chicken sausage in the form of slingers and sliders. Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand will be open Sunday – Thursday from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

P’cheen will be opening for lunch every Saturday & Sunday at noon, beginning Saturday, March 19th. P’cheen is currently only open for dinner. In addition to the special weekend lunch menu, which includes a variety of specialty sandwiches along with the pizza du jour and their signature fish and chips, P’cheen will have a 50 cent oysters on Sundays. If you’re a fan of their Monday night BBQ, you’ll be happy to hear that it returns starting on March 21.

J-Bones BBQ, a culinary and catering group that operates Gravity Pub and also serves up food at the Spring 4th Complex, will be opening a new namesake location in Austell next week. The vast menu includes classic BBQ dishes alongside southern entrees and beefy burgers.

New restaurant opening in Philadelphia tonight

farmerHusband and wife owners Matt and Colleen Swartz, with partner Matt Scheller will debut their new restaurant The Farmers’ Cabinet later tonight. The Walnut St. spot will serve rustic American food and later this summer, they’ll beging brewing their own craft beers in their kitchen. The restaurant is going for a Victorian-era atmosphere and will also have an extensive variety of European craft beers and cocktails. The team is behind Bethlehem’s Tap & Table, The Bookstore Speakeasyand Fork & Barrel in East Falls.

With the help of Chef Peter Felton, The Farmers’ Cabinet will offer bone marrow and roasted cippolini soup; tarro, lotus, and beat root chips; bourbon-braised escargot; house-ground brisket and bacon burgersand more on their opening menu. They will also have shared dishes for two or more guests like Salt Baked Fish, Elk Chops, and Roasted Goat Leg.

Drink experts Damon Dyer and Terry Hawbaker will lend a helping hand too creating the drink menu for the restaurant’s two bars, one for beer and another for cocktails. The cocktails will run between $10-$12 and will includeBespoke Whiskey Sours, Pirate’s Coffee, Round Midnight, a Barrel Aged Martinez and others. Hawbaker will be in charge of the creation of their hyper-micro-brewery on premises once the restaurant gets underway.

The Farmers’ Cabinet, 1113 Walnut St.