Atlanta, Georgia Preimere of “Chef”: A Movie About Food, That Feeds The Soul

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I am a firm believer in shaking things up and doing things out of the ordinary to break the monotony of the work week.   So when I heard about a special movie premiere happening on a Tuesday night, it sounded like the perfect mid-week date night to me!

It’s quite rare that I walk out of a movie theater feeling inspired and ready to make changes in my life, but that is exactly how I felt after viewing the movie Chef.

Taste of Atlanta and Cinebistro at Town Brookhaven teamed up for the Atlanta premiere of the movie to raise money to benefit Chef, Terry Hall’s “Legacy Lives On Fund”.  Hall, the late owner of Happy Belly Food Truck, passed away on February 11, 2014.  His fund was established to ensure that his two children would receive a college education.

Chef is about a man’s who’s career and private life have stalled.  As he loses everything he finds that family, loyal friends and fearlessly following one’s passion are the keys to success.  The all-star cast featuring Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara & John Leguizamo make the movie come alive.

As a foodie, I would be reminisce if I didn’t mention that one of the biggest stars in the movie is the amazing food.  From Cuban sandwiches to beignets, the movie left me hungry for more.  Good thing I was at Cinebistro and could order great drinks and amazing food.  I especially enjoyed the beef sliders which were cooked perfectly.

Check out Chef in theaters now and follow Taste of Atlanta for more exciting events to come!


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Haven: Great Food,Location,Service and Atmosphere!

My dinner group ( the Dining Divas ) visited Haven this month.  We loved it!   Haven  is located in the trendy Brookhaven community just outside of the swanky Buckhead corridor in Atlanta, GA.  Well let me tell you … the food was great and our server was wonderful.   On a lovely Thursday night in early spring, the patio was filled with patrons with cocktails and craft beers that were happy to be enjoying time with friends after a long day at the office.

Haven is the kind of place that is tucked in the middle of a community where neighbors gather and visitors check local listing to see what’s available near by.

I had the bacon wrapped trout with grits and it was delightful.  I am a sucker for anything wrapped in bacon …but this was special.  The fish was cooked perfectly …tender, flaky and moist.  The grits were just as good ; creamy and decadent.

I was fortunate enough to  taste the lamb and it was amazing.

To start, we ordered the fried oysters and they did not disappoint.

We completed the meal by sharing a complimentary brownie a la mode ( it was my birthday week).  It was the perfect ending to an amazing dinner.  The brownie melts in your mouth.

Moreover, the food is priced just right and that makes it go down so much better.

Go with a group or with a date… totally appropriate.

The Dining Divas give Haven a toast for being excellent !


Dining Divas ratings :

toast: excellent we are telling everybody to go 

smile: ok , would go again     

 frown: wasn’t great  , not going back                        

 eye roll: not impressed at all,  they should close their doors tomorrow !