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Merchant Spotlight: Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

By Lynn Lilly

[Video]: Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

Story

At Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, we specialize in crafting mouth-watering food that’s sure to have you calling yourself a ‘fan’ from the first time you visit. We never stop short of a culinary experience that you’re sure to enjoy. From the Mexican dishes that you’ve come to expect at a Mexican restaurant, to a handful of traditional dishes, as well as items like wings with fries, there’s sure to be something on the menu for everyone! And to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your visit, we keep our prices fair… the way they should be! Whether you dine in with us, pick up a take out order, or order online for delivery, your experience with Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant will be smooth and enjoyable. We hope to see you soon!

Menu Highlights

Cocktel De Camarones: Traditional Cooked Cocktail Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon Juice
Chorizo Quesadilla: Mexican Sausage, Salsa Fresca, Guacamole, Bell Peppers, Onions, and Sour Cream
Bisteck En Salsa Verde: Grilled Steak served in Tomatillo Sauce
Vegetarian Enchiladas: Corn Tortilla filled with Spinach and covered in Salsa Fresca+

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Perks for Supporting Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

Sign-up for the Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant Insiders Program in the Grapeword App (iOS/Android) for Awesome Perks!

Initial Visit Special Offer
FREE Cheese Dip or Guacamole

After Every 10 Visits Earn
15% Off Entire Check

After Specific Visit Intervals Earn
3 – FREE Drink
6 – FREE Dessert
15 – BOGO Half off Meals
25 – BTGO Free Items

[Click Here or on the Image to Get this Special Offer]

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Helpful Information

Dine-In | Take-Out | Delivery

Connections
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/restaurantejalapeno/timeline
Website: http://jalapenomexican.com

Location
Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant
854 Buford Drive
Suite A
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

Hours
Monday – Saturday
11am to 8pm
Sunday
Closed

Contact
(770) 905-6282

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Merchant Spotlight: Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

By Lynn Lilly

[Video]: Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

Story

At Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant, we specialize in crafting mouth-watering food that’s sure to have you calling yourself a ‘fan’ from the first time you visit.We never stop short of a culinary experience that you’re sure to enjoy. From the Mexican dishes that you’ve come to expect at a Mexican restaurant, to a handful of traditional dishes, as well as items like wings with fries, there’s sure to be something on the menu for everyone! And to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your visit, we keep our prices fair… the way they should be! Whether you dine in with us, pick up a take out order, or order online for delivery, your experience with Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant will be smooth and enjoyable. We hope to see you soon!

Menu Highlights

Cocktel De Camarones: Traditional Cooked Cocktail Shrimp with Cilantro and Lemon Juice
Chorizo Quesadilla: Mexican Sausage, Salsa Fresca, Guacamole, Bell Peppers, Onions, and Sour Cream
Bisteck En Salsa Verde: Grilled Steak served in Tomatillo Sauce
Vegetarian Enchiladas: Corn Tortilla filled with Spinach and covered in Salsa Fresca+

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Perks for Supporting Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant

Sign-up for the Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant Insiders Program in the Grapeword App (iOS/Android) for Awesome Perks!

Initial Visit Special Offer
FREE Cheese Dip or Guacamole

After Every 10 Visits Earn
15% Off Entire Check

After Specific Visit Intervals Earn
3 – FREE Drink
6 – FREE Dessert
15 – BOGO Half off Meals
25 – BTGO Free Items

[Click Here or on the Image to Get this Special Offer]

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Helpful Information

Dine-In | Take-Out | Delivery

Connections
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/restaurantejalapeno/timeline
Website: http://jalapenomexican.com

Location
Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant
854 Buford Drive
Suite A
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

Hours
Monday – Saturday
11am to 8pm
Sunday
Closed

Contact
(770) 905-6282

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Healthy Recipes for Spring

By Lynn Lilly

March 20, 2015 is the first day of Spring and one day closer to bathing suit season. Stick to your diet with these five healthy and delicious recipes:

Balsamic Lentil Quinoa Lettuce Cups via Health.com

Slow Roasted Halibut with Shaved Asparagus and Fennel Salad via Epicurius.com

Sugar Snap Salad via Fitness Magazine

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Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad via Eating Well

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Grilled Artichokes with Raw Tomato Compote via Whole Living

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Merchant Spotlight: Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill

By Lynn Lilly

[Video: Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill]

Story

It was always Reynaldo “Rey” Regalado’s dream to own a business, and together with his father, Rey Sr., he yearned for a better life abroad in the United States. The two often spoke of presenting the delectable culinary tastes of East Cuba to Americans. Specifically, they wanted to introduce Rey Sr.’s family recipe for pork marinade to the meat of the traditional Cuban sandwich. How, they wondered, could Americans resist? Despite the constant barrage of the Cuban Government’s Anti-American rhetoric, the “Land of Opportunity” held steadfast in their dreams.
The dream blossomed when the Soviet Union began its inevitable demise during the late 1980s. Cuba, a long dependent on trade and subsidies from the Soviet Union and Communist bloc countries, began to struggle economically. By 1990, food rationing, already in effect since the 1960′s, was tightened, as well as a strict limitation on access to certain goods and services. Fidel Castro declared a “special period in time of peace,” during which Cubans were forced to live as if the country were at war.
In addition to rationing, the Castro regime maintained its ever-present strategy to thwart the US-led embargo: all electronics, some foods, quality clothing, and other essential items, must be purchased with United States dollars. To date, most Cubans live in extreme poverty without the assistance of remittances from abroad – namely US dollars sent from relatives living in America. Rey knew that he had to act quickly to make a better life for himself so that he could, in turn, help his parents and younger siblings live better.
It was in early 1990 that Rey began his struggle for freedom. Willing to risk his life to help his family, he trained every day for the 8 km (approx. 5 mile) swim to the safety of the US Marine base at Guantanamo Bay. After months of training, however, a fisherman approached Rey with a life-changing proposition. The fisherman, too, wished to flee the country and needed a way to transport his family to the dock. Since Rey had a relative with access to a car, and the fisherman had access to a boat, a deal was made. Rey quickly included in the barter an agreement to also bring along his childhood friend. With the deal set, it was decided that on an undisclosed date, the fisherman would sail Rey, his friend, and eleven more refugees to freedom.
The fateful day came with twelve hours notice – escape would be at 8:00PM on November 18, 1990. Outfitted only with his dreams, the clothes on his back, and his father’s recipe for pork marinade, Rey began his journey. Under the cover of darkness, he, his friend, and the fisherman’s family took their final outing to the beaches of Santiago de Cuba. After a heart-stopping mechanical problem, they embarked on a four-hour journey to freedom in the belly of a stolen thirty-five-foot fishing boat that was owned by the Cuban Government. For the protection of family and friends, no goodbyes had been said. Nine years would pass before Rey could return to visit his family.
At last, after twelve years of struggle and sacrifice, through Papi’s (pronounced “poppies”), Rey is realizing the dream that he shared with his father. He became a United States citizen on September 26, 2002, and is bringing a taste of Cuba to Americans. Unfortunately, Rey’s father will not be able to enjoy his son’s good fortune. Sadly, Rey, Sr. passed away on December 9, 2002, after a long struggle with cancer. Papi’s, Spanish for “Daddy’s”, is named for and dedicated to the memory of Rey, Sr. – the inspiration for the dream.

Menu Highlights

Empanada Sampler – Beef, Chicken, Guava with Cream Cheese, and Ham and Cheese
Chicken Wings – (Jerk or Buffalo) with French Fries
Papa Rellena – Potato Puff filled with Ground Beef, Similar to a Knish
Croquettas de Jamon – (4 pieces) Ground Ham with Spices rolled in Flour and fried
Jerk Chicken Salad – A large Cuban-style Salad topped with Jerk Chicken, Fresh Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Pickles, Oil, and Vinegar
Pollo Cuban Sandwich – Roast Chicken Breast with Swiss Cheese, Dill Pickles, Mayonnaise, Mustard, Lettuce, Onions, and Tomatoes
Ropa Vieja Sandwich – Shredded Beef, Swiss Cheese, and Mayonnaise on Cuban Bread

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Perks for Supporting Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill

Sign-up for Papi’s Cuban & Caribbean Grill Insiders Program in the Grapeword App (iOS/Android) for Awesome Perks!

Initial Visit Special Offer
FREE Appetizer (up to a $6 Value)

After Every 10 Visits Earn
15% Off Entire Check (excludes alcoholic purchases)

After Specific Visit Intervals Earn
3 – FREE Drink
6 – Draft Beer or Tropical Shake ON THE HOUSE
15 – FREE Soup, Salad, or Dessert
25 – BOGO FREE Entrees
35 – FREE Kid’s Meal
50 – $20 Papi’s Gift Card

[Click Here or on the Image to Get this Special Offer]

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Helpful Information

Dine-In | Take-Out | Specials | Catering

Social Connections
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PapisGrill
Twitter: https://twitter.com/papisgrill
Website: http://www.papisgrill.com

Location Information
Lawrenceville
911 Duluth Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(770) 237-8889

M – TH: 11am to 9pm
F & SA: 11am to 11pm
SUN: Noon to 9pm

Tucker
4349 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 414-1335

M – TH: 11am to 9pm
F & SA: 11am to 11pm
SUN: Noon to 9pm

Kennesaw
745 Chastain Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(678) 797-0502

M – TH: 11am to 9pm
F & SA: 11am to 11pm
SUN: Noon to 8pm

Stockbridge
1375 Rock Quarry Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(770) 506-9664

M – TH: 11am to 9pm
F & SA: 11am to 10pm
SUN: Noon to 8pm

Midtown
216 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 607-1525

M – TH: 11am to 9pm
F & SA: Noon to 10pm
SUN: Noon to 8pm

Connect
papisgrill@papisgrill.com

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Merchant Spotlight: Baba’s Gyro & Kabob

By Lynn Lilly

[Video: Baba’s Gyro & Kabob]

Story

In 1977, at an early age, while he was attending college and working in a restaurant as a waiter, Fraidoon Izadi found a passion for the Food and Beverage Industry. Fraidoon graduated from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for 3M Company for 12 years and managed a restaurant at night. In 1988, he purchased his first restaurant, Aldo’s Italian Restaurant. While owning Aldo’s, he opened another restaurant in 2003 called Merlot’s Restaurant at Johns Creek.

Fraidoon now owns Baba’s Gyros & Kabob, a Mediterranean restaurant at which the menus consists of authentic Greek, Persian, Italian food and more. Baba’s Gyro and Kabob was established in 2006. At Baba’s we cook everything to the order for freshness. Fraidoon brings with him a passion for the highest quality, best tasting food and at a reasonable price. We use the best and healthiest ingredients, such as saffron, nuts, berries and fresh herbs in most of our dishes, especially our Persian dishes.

Menu Highlights

Appetizers
Spinach Artichoke Dip: A blend of artichoke heart and fresh spinach in tangy cream sauce. Served with pita chips
Creamy Feta Dip: Served with pita
Fried Calamari: Fried to golden-brown and served with marinara sauce
Spanakopita: Fresh spinach,scallions, feta cheese and herb, freshly baked in filo dough. Served with Tzatziki sauce

Flatbreads
Pepperoni Flatbread: Pizza Sauce, Pepperoni and Mozzarella Cheese
Caprese Flatbread (vegetarian): Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Tomato, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Wraps
Gyro Wrap: Choice of Lamb or Grilled Chicken
Supreme Wrap: Choice of Lamb Gyro or Chicken with Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, and Hot Sauce
Gyro Supreme Plate: Choice of Chicken or Gyro Meat, Topped with Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, our Hot Sauce, and Tzatziki Sauce
Gyro Wrap Plate: Choice of Lamb or Chicken
Chipotle Plate (mildly spicy): Choice of Lamb Gyro or Chicken, Enhanced with Chipotle Sauce

Plates
Cherry Polo: Saffron Basmati Rice, Enhanced with a Skewer of Chicken Kabob, Sautéed Pitted Sour Cherries, Carrots, Almonds, and Pistachios
Ghormeh Sabzi Polo: Beef Stew, Simmered with Fresh Spinach, Spring Onions, Parsley, Cilantro, Kidney Beans, and Sun Dried Lime, Served with Saffron Basmati Rice
Mahicheh Polo (Lamb Shank): Slow Cooked and Braised (falls off the bone), Served with a Choice of Rice or Lima Beans

Helpful Information

Dine-In | Take-Out | Delivery | Online Orders | Catering

Social Connections
Website: http://www.babasgyros.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babasgyro
Twitter: https://twitter.com/babasgyrokabob

Location
Baba’s Gyros & Kabob
2310 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Suite A
Cumming, Georgia 30041

Hours
Open 7 Days a Week
11:00AM to 10:00PM

Connect
P (770) 888-8100
F (770) 888-8102

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Grapeword Event Picks: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

By Lynn Lilly

Green’s Tavern St. Patrick’s Day Party: Saturday, March 14, 2015

The party will be rocking all day from 10AM to 2AM. Come celebrate this annual tradition with Green’s Tavern.
There will be GREEN BEER, Corned Beef, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, Live Music, and UFC 186 on the TV’s! This will be by far the MOST FUN St. Paddy’s Day event in Flowery Branch!

Power 96.1 & Andrews Entertainment District presents Saint Patrick’s Day: Saturday, March 14, 2014

Join us in celebration of everything Irish at the Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration Party with Power 96.1 & Scotty K. The party kicks off with Kegs & Eggs in Stout Irish Sports Pub at 9am. Doors open for the Festival at Noon. Live Music performed throughout the day. We will host a Bangers Eating Contest at 5pm where the lucky winner will win a trip to Las Vegas! Register to compete by paying a $10 Entry Fee and completing all of the required documents. Click here for more info. www.andrewsdistrict.com/tickets, then click on Bangers Eating Contest Flyer.

Entertainment
1:30pm – 5:30pm: Jeremy Wayne Dean (Courtyard)
5:30pm – 9:30pm: Garrison Blagg Band (Courtyard)
9:30pm – 1:30pm: Dwight Raby Band (Stillhouse)
10pm – 12:30am: 80′s Band -The Breakfast Club (Andrews Upstairs)

DJ Huda Hudia
DJ Mixx Theory

$1.50 Green Beer all day, drink specials, shot specials & Buckhead’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration. Party with 1,000′s in our 8 venues with Power 96.1! Scotty K will be hosting with a LIVE REMOTE from the District.

Be Irish for the Day! Drink specials, shot specials, bangers, & shenanigans!

Get more Information & Tickets for $20: http://www.andrewsdistrict.com/events-2/tickets/

5th Annual Green Mile Midtown: Friday, March 13, 2015

Don’t save all your energy for Saturday and Tuesday… the real drinkers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long! Green Mile Midtown Pub Crawl tickets include admission in all venues, hosted shots/drinks, St. Paddy’s beads, and food & drink specials.

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Participating Bars
RiRa, Front Page News, Cosmo Lava, Flip Flops, and Deadwood Saloon
(Bars and Specials Subject to change)

Register at RiRa Irish Pub 7pm until Midnigh. Event goes until 2am.

Tickets: $12.50 – $20

Use promo code “ABT” and save $5

http://abt.xorbia.com/green-mile-midtown-pub-crawl

Pictures from last years event: http://rsvpatl.smugmug.com/AtlantaBarTours/4th-Annual-Green-Mile-Bar/

Lepre’CON 2014: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Welcome to the bastard child of all St. Patrick’s Day Festivals. A Social Mess presents LEPRE*CON 2015 – bringing madness as usual to Park Tavern at Piedmont Park.

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Last year was in intimate gathering of over 4,000 people going slap bananas. This year we have:

  • The famous Spring Break Stage & contests galore
  • Jacob & The Good People (SPRING BREAK STAGE)
  • DJ Speakerfoxxx (SPRING BREAK STAGE)
  • DJ EU (MAINSTAGE)
  • DJ MADFLIP & DJ DK (MAINSTAGE)
  • Irish Wet T-Shirt Contest (SPRING BREAK STAGE)

This Jazzersize of booze consumption will be on Saturday, March 14th at Park Tavern: 2 pm ’til the Irish win a football game. The Spring Break Stage is BACK and we are making the contest more illegal, PLUS full of debauchery. Lineup released soon. Get your ticket now because we have to shut off presale tickets at 2,000 (’til we know the weather permits!). Rules are rules, man. Love you. MEAN IT!

Get tickets: http://asocialmess.xorbia.com/asocialmess-leprecon-2015/?promocode=kellyo

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Merchant Spotlight: Palomillas Cuban Grill House

By Lynn Lilly

[VIDEO: Palomillas Cuban Grill House]

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At Palomilla’s you’ll find all of your favorite traditional Cuban cuisine with a twist. The Cuban burger (a dish to live for), Seafood Paella (known as the best in town), Garlic Chicken Chunks (the Cuban version), and the Milanesa Steak (a Palomilla’s Original) are all customer (we call them our fans) favorites! When it comes to our desserts, we don’t like to say, “Save room for dessert.” We like to advise you that dessert is part of the Palomilla’s experience. We offer exquisite flan, tiramisu, and coconut custard pie, just to name just a few!

Menu Highlights

Fried Yuca (Yuca Frita): Cassava boiled, fried until golden crispy with garlic sauce on top.
Stuffed Potato (Papa Rellena): Mashed Potato filled with ground beef, breaded and golden fried.
Breaded Ham Paste (Croquetas): Three breaded ham paste (croquetas) fried to a golden brown.
Chicken Fillet (Filete de Pollo): A chicken breast fillet marinated with “Mojo” and tropical juices, cooked until golden and topped with sauteed onions.
Roast Pork (Cerdo Asado): The most traditional Cuban dish. Marinated in tropical juices, spices, and mojo sauce, oven roasted and then grilled with onions.
Skirt Steak (Churrasco): A very juicy and tender skirt steak, cooked on the grill to your liking, served with “chimichurri” on the side.
Desserts: Flan, Tres Leches, Flan con Coco, Mango Pie, Chocolate Cake

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Connections
Website: www.palomillasatlanta.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Palomillas

Address
11030 Medlock Bridge Road
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097

Contact
(678) 710-8343
palomillasgrill@gmail.com

Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11am to 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 10pm

Via:: grapeword.com