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LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill

 

ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.

 

Corn Pudding:

Ingredients:

3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

Willy's famous Chicken Tortilla Soup is back

Willy's famous Chicken Tortilla Soup is back

ATLANTA -- It's getting cold outside, but it'll be warm in Willy's Mexicana Grill restaurants all winter, now that the famous Chicken Tortilla Soup is back on the menu.

The soup is made from scratch daily and features corn, garlic, jalapeños, onions, tomato purée, chicken broth, spices and white corn tortillas; the tortillas make the soup thick and creamy, meaning that there is no need to add cream to it.

A bowl of soup costs $4.50. The popular recipe will be served through the spring of 2012.

Willy's locations include:

Athens
* 196 Alps Road

Kids in costume eat free at Willy's this weekend

Kids in costume eat free at Willy's this weekend

ATLANTA -- Celebrate Hallowen with your little pumpkin with a free Kid Combo from Metro Atlanta Willy's Mexicana Grill restaurants.

From Friday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31, children ages 12 and under who come to Willy's in costume will dine for free with the purchase of an adult meal.

Local Willy's locations include:

Athens
* 196 Alps Road

Atlanta
* 2280 Peachtree Road NW, Buckhead
* 4377 Roswell Road, Buckhead
* 575 Morosgo Drive, Buckhead
* 1228 West Paces Ferry Road, Chastain
* 200 Piedmont Avenue, Downtown
* 235 Peachtree Street NE, Downtown
* 1230 Caroline Street, Edgewood
* 1071 Piedmont Avenue, Midtown
* 725 West Peachtree Street, Midtown
* 1920 Howell Mill Road, West Side

Decatur
* 2074 North Decatur Road

East Cobb
* 4250 Roswell Road, Marietta

DEALCHICKEN: $12 for $25 at Mojitos Cuban-American Bistro

DEALCHICKEN: $12 for $25 at Mojitos Cuban-American Bistro

NORCROSS, Ga. -- There are several Cuban restaurants in Metro Atlanta, but few have the personality of Mojitos Cuban-American Bistro.

For today only, DealChicken Atlanta members can take advantage of a special deal at this fun location in historic Norcross. Twelve dollars will score customers $25 worth of Cuban sandwiches, vaca frita, picadillo and more.

Hint: if you find a bay leaf buried in your Mojitos dish, tell your server so you can receive a free drink!

This deal expires on Oct. 24, 2012. Mojitos is located at 35 South Peachtree Street.

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Jimmy John's subs are $1 on Thursday

Jimmy John's subs are $1 on Thursday

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love cheap eats?

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, sandwiches at Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops will be $1. The deal is part of a Customer Appreciation Day for everyone who enjoys Jimmy John's "freaky fast, freaky fresh" signature subs.

Jimmy John's was started by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in an Illinois garage in 1983. Today, the chain has more than 1,200 locations in 39 states.

Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's restaurants include:

Alpharetta
* 4180 Old Milton Parkway
* 875 North Main Street

Athens
* 600 West Baxter

Atlanta
* 1921 Peachtree Road, Buckhead
* 3324-A Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead
* 60 Luckie Street, Downtown
* 400 West Peachtree Street, Downtown
* 925-A Peachtree Street NE, Midtown
* 365 14th Street NW, West Side

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

ATLANTA -- Firehouse Subs will mark its launch of the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system with a free happy hour at its Atlanta locations from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Customers can enjoy free drinks from the Freestyle, a touch-screen operated server that lets customers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 120 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

"The first time we saw Coca-Cola Freestyle, we knew it would revolutionize the beverage industry," said Robin Sorensen, co-founder of Firehouse Subs. "Customers rave about Coca-Cola Freestyle. It offers an interactive experience that when combined with our subs is unmatched. We're pumped to be the first national chain on the planet to bring the fountain of the future to all of our loyal customers."

Firehouse has 30 Metro Atlanta locations.