Super Bowl Recipe: Mahogany Wings

Feeds 4-6 people (Spicy)

Super Bowl Party Wings recipe

Super Bowl Party Wings

· Rinse about 3lbs of chicken wings in colander under running water
· Shake colander the pat dry wings using paper towel.

· 1&1/2 cups soybean oil
· 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
· 2 tablespoons lemon juice
· 1 tablespoon ginger powder
· 2 tablespoons white vinegar
· 1 tablespoon Sambal Chili paste
· 2 teaspoons salt
· Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until ingredients are emulsified together.
· Pour marinade over chicken wings and toss to coat wings evenly. Let sit minimum 1/2 hour.
· Grill wings on hot grill turning every 5 minutes (to make sure all sides are cooked through) until wings are cooked thoroughly.

Mahogany Sauce (this is where you can control the heat)
· 1 cup Oyster Sauce (you can find this in the Asian foods section of your grocery store)
· 1/2 cup Sambal Chili paste (also in Asian foods section)
· 1/4lb melted butter
· Melt butter in small sauce pan being careful not to boil.
· Add butter, Sambal and Oyster sauce in medium mixing bowl. Blend until dark and smooth.
· Toss grilled chicken wings in bowl making sure Mahogany sauce coats wings evenly.

Recipes courtesy: Ocean’s Catering

5 Picks for Comfort Food in Atlanta

Those cruel temps and windy days we had a couple weeks ago were not my idea of a good time. I blame the northerners who came down to ATL for the Americas Mart Gift Show for bringing the cold weather with them.  But I don’t think we’re out of the woods just yet. During these cold days, comfort food is a necessity. Why not grab a friend and catch up after work and let someone else take care of the cooking? Here are five picks where you can find terrific comfort food and excellent service.

Max’s Wine Dive

maxs wine dive

The bar at Max’s Wine Dive

Nothing says comfort food quite like fried chicken, right? And it’s one of the signature dishes on the menu at Max’s Wine Dive. What makes this special? Jalapeno-buttermilk marinated chicken with mashed potatoes, collard greens and Texas toast is what. It is even available in a gluten-free version. The ultimate in comfort food, however is the decadent mac ‘n cheese. It is served with a in a truffle cream sauce with provolone, Gruyere and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses. Don’t leave without at least selecting one song from the jukebox.


Folk Art
A key tip to finding an awesome comfort food spot is when they serve breakfast all day, which Folk Art does. One of the best items on the menu, however, is the gigantic Reuben. This is served with kimchi for a unique twist on a classic favorite. Also find pork chops and chicken and waffles on the menu. Don’t miss out on the redneck cheese dip!

folk art sandwich

Reuben sandwich from Folk Art


Mary Mac’s

Mary Mac's fried foods

Signature menu items at Mary Mac’s

Atlanta doesn’t have many restaurants that are around for the long haul. However, Mary Mac’s Tearoom is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. The restaurant has been featured in television shows and magazines for its southern dishes. Even the staff at Mary Mac’s has been there for quite some time, some for decades. Besides fried treats, a meal at Mary Mac’s isn’t complete without their tomato pie. True southern favorites are fried okra, salmon cakes, fried shrimp, fried green tomatoes, chicken tenders, and of course, ribs. Go later rather than earlier to avoid long lines.



South City Kitchen
Located in the heart of midtown, South City Kitchen is amongst the trendiest restaurants. You would think it would be difficult to keep the crowds coming back with all the new restaurants in the area, yet, they still serve classic favorites and are still busy just about every night. Start your meal off with fried green tomatoes and chicken livers. Then move on to favorites like locally caught trout or pork chops.

West Egg Café
It’s all about breakfast at West Egg. West Egg Café, serves breakfast all day, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch as well as “Brinner” (breakfast for dinner). They also have dinner specials like grilled cheese, chicken and waffles, meat and three. Besides eggs, wraps and sandwiches choose from pork chops, chicken and dumplings as well as meatloaf and mac ‘n cheese. How’s that for comfort food? Tip: There’s also free parking in the deck attached.

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Lobster Week at Lure

lobster fest atlanta
Beginning Monday, January 26, and running through Saturday, January 31, executive chef Brent Banda and team will offer an exclusive, limited-time menu featuring everyone’s favorite piece of tail.

Boasting a variety of lobster preparations, menu highlights include lobster torchon with creamed leeks and brioche, butter-poached lobster with celery root puree, tarragon and crispy salsify and agnolotti with guanciale, lobster knuckles and black peppers. The menu ranges from $14 to $31 per dish. For reservations, visit

Full menu:

LOBSTER TORCHON creamed leeks, brioche 15
FARRO VERDE lobster, avocado, pickled carrots, fennel, Thai basil puree 14
LOBSTER SOUP brioche courton, oyster butter, paddle fish roe 12
AGNOLOTTI guanciale, lobster knuckles, black pepper 18
BUTTER-POACHED LOBSTER celery root puree, tarragon, crispy salsify 31

PANNA COTTA blood orange, mint 7

Friday Night Retro Movies at Park Tavern

Park Tavern Friday night reto movies

Park Tavern has started a new Friday night retro movie experience. Each Friday on the Southwest Porch at Park Tavern see a classic movie for free.  Beginning at 8 p.m.each week, the Dinner and a Movie series will be held in Park Tavern’s new theatre area on its expansive porch overlooking Piedmont Park and is open for ages 18 and up.

Won’t you freeze your ass off? Nope. Cause Park Tavern has a giant fire pit and heaters all over the patio. Specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, park-side dining and more are available all evening. For more information, visit

WHAT:            Dinner and a Movie at Park Tavern

WHERE:          Park Tavern
500 Tenth Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Located on the corner of 10th and Monroe in Midtown Atlanta at Piedmont Park.

WHEN:            Fridays through February 27.

When Harry Met Sally, January 23rd
He’s Not That Into You, February 6th
 Valentine’s Day, February 13th
The Big Lebowski, February 20th
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, February 27th

COST:             Movies are complimentary. Food and beverages are not included.
Ages 18 and up only.

HOURS:        8 p.m.

10 Day Wild Game Limited Menu at Petite Auberge

Petite Auberge Restaurant is celebrating their Wild Game Festival menu from Wednesday, January 21 through Saturday, January 31. This special dining event features entrees like Antelope and Venison Stroganoff, Roast Wild Boar, Venison Stew and Roast Cornish Game Hen. See the full menu details and cost below.


Antelope and Venison Stroganoff $24.95
Fine Morsels of South Texas Antelope and Venison seared in a light cream sauce, topped with Mushrooms on a Bed of homemade Spätzle.

Roast Wild Boar $19.95
Marinated Boar topped with a Game Sauce. Served with Red Cabbage
and Potatoes.

Venison Stew $21.95
A hearty stew studded with Venison, Carrot, Celery and Potato.
Seasoned with fresh Herbs and Fig Balsamic. Served with Mashed Potato’s
& a Cornbread Muffin

Roast Cornish Game Hen – $18.95
Herb seasoned Game Hen stuffed with Wild Rice

Petite Auberge Restaurant
2935 N. Druid Hills Rd.