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Tired of brown bagging it? Fuji Hana has Hibachi at lunch.

Fuji Hana

Fuji Hana Steak and Sushi in East Cobb has daily lunch specials from $6.50 and now offers Hibachi for lunch. Can’t make it in time for lunch? Early Bird Specials from 4:30-6pm daily and are just $10 and up.

Don’t miss the coupon on page 33 of our March issue for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more Monday-Thursday, dine in only, excluding holidays.

Visit Fuji Hana in East Cobb at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1 or online at


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Shop the High Meadows Farmers Market this weekend

Shop the Farmers Market at High Meadows School this Saturday, March 28. This festival features organic and sustainably-grown foods from more than 40 local farmers, artists, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, music, and family activities. Open to the Public. 10am-2pm. 1055 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-993-2940 or


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Super Foods Lunch & Learn this Thursday

The East Cobb County Council PTA Health & Wellness Committee, together with WellStar, will present a Lunch & Learn on Super Foods at the WellStar East Cobb Health Park from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 26.
Health and wellness experts will discuss which “Super Foods” are incorporated into school lunch menus, the new “Smart Snacks” regulations, and the contrasting impacts of super foods and “too much sugar” on the brain. All are invited! Bring your lunch. Click here to register for this FREE event.


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St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus Sponsors “Friday (K)night Lenten Dinners”

Friday (K)night Fish Dinner Line

Knights of Columbus members (r-l): Dan Norcross, Jerry Palombi and Joe Vollero

The Knights of Columbus Council #8376 presents “Friday (K)night Lenten Dinners” on March 20 and March 27 at the Catholic Church of St. Ann in East Cobb.

The March 20th dinner, in addition to the menu below, will feature a fish and shrimp combo plate ($10); and, on March 27th, baked salmon ($10) will be available (both specials in limited quantities).


Baked Meal: 1 pc. baked cod, green beans, baked sweet potato, roll, dessert, soft drink – $10

Fried Meal: 2 pcs. fried cod, cole slaw, French fries, roll, dessert, soft drink – $10

Children’s Meal (under 12): fish sticks, French fries, mac & cheese, roll, dessert, soft drink – $5

Family Meal Deal: Up to 2 baked or fried meals, and 4 children’s meals – $25

The dinners begin at 5pm and run through 7pm in Nolan Hall. For convenience, a Drive-Thru service is also available. Signs will be posted on the church property. Payments may be made with cash, by credit card or by check.

The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, is a Catholic fraternal benefit society with 1.8 million members worldwide serving the church and the local community under the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Our Lady of LaSalette Council #8376, established in 1983 at the Catholic Church of St. Ann in East Cobb is one of the largest councils in the Southeast.


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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Soda Bread

irish soda bread

Get ready for the Wearing O the Green with this recipe from East Cobber Jacqui Grant.


4 1/2 cups flour, sifted
3 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Dash cream of tartar
1 table spoon baking powder
3/4 box of raisins
2 1/2 cups buttermilk


Lightly grease and flour a round baking pan.

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and baking powder,

Add raisins and buttermilk

Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees.

Remove from oven and lightly rub butter on top while still hot.

(Reprinted from the March 2013 issue of EAST COBBER)

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Atlanta Food & Wine Festival starts May 28


IWSC Group, Ltd (, a world leading events company whose portfolio includes the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition and the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, is pleased to announce the creation of a joint-venture with United States-based Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (, a four-day culinary experience focused on celebrating the food and beverage traditions of the Southern region of the U.S.

Created in Atlanta, GA in 2010 by entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Feichter and Dominique Love, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is designed to immerse consumers in the rich food and drink traditions of the South from Texas to the District of Columbia.  Part epicurean conference, part outdoor party, the Festival draws close to 10,000 people to the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta each May to eat, drink and explore the best flavors of the South.

Originating in 1969, the IWSC Group has operated a broad portfolio of wine and spirit events across the globe and during the past 4 years has begun expanding into North America with the acquisition of Whiskies of the World®, a San Francisco whisky expo; Spirits of Mexico, the oldest and largest festival for agave and other Mexican spirits in North America; and the foundation of Spirits of the Americas, a new competition and event to celebrate the diversity and innovation of the distilling industry in the Americas.

“The IWSC Group’s partnership with the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is an important step in broadening our North American event portfolio to include culinary as well as wine and spirit events,” says Allen Gibbons, President, IWSC Group. “We were attracted to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival because of its carefully-curated programming and focus on creating unique guest experiences. In five short years, the Festival has received rave reviews from industry leaders and media with some calling it the ‘only indispensable’ food event in the country,” added Gibbons.

“We are honored to join the IWSC Group team and to lead the organization’s growth in North America.  We established the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival with the goal of shining an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of our region.  Partnering with IWSC Group will broaden the Festival’s international reach and will also allow us to apply our experience-driven event model to other properties as we grow IWSC Group’s portfolio,” said Feichter and Love.

The 2015 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will take place May 28 – 31 in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta.

Shave your head and support St. Baldricks at Suburban Tap this weekend

Suburban Tap will again host their annual St. Baldrick’s event to raise money for childhood cancer March 13-14. Stop by at 10pm on Friday, March 13, for live music with Davin McCoy. The head shaving begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, March 14. Then stick around for team trivia and DJ B.O.B. that night. 

For more about St. Baldricks visit


Suburban Tap is located in East Cobb at 1318 Johnson Ferry Road.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s at Red Sky Tapas


On Tuesday, March 17Red Sky Executive Chef/Partner Brian Kennington will be featuring a mix of tradition and innovation with two special menu items with an Irish flare.

He will be preparing Fish and Chips ($7) made with Flounder, and creating a spin on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage, with Corned Beef and Cabbage Croquettes served with a Horseradish Cream Sauce ($6). You will be able to pair either of these treats with a great selection of locally brewed craft beers on draft or a two special drinks just for St Patty’s day, an Irish Car Bomb ($5) and an Irish Espresso Martini ($5) made withThree Olives Espresso Vodka, Kahlua and Baileys and Cream.

All of these specials will be available throughout the day on St. Patrick’s Day.

Red Sky is located at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 16 in Marietta. For reservations and more information please call 770.973.0100.

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Recipe of the Month: Turkish Rulo Kofte


Wheeler PTSA Diversity, Wheeler Culinary Arts and the high school’s Parent Resource Center offer free
Multicultural Cooking Classes at Wheeler High School every month. Last month, Wheeler High School parents were the featured chefs: Mr. Albertino Couto (Cheff Betto) from Brazil, Ms. Hulya Seymour from Turkey and Ms. Fairhan Alsayyed from Kuwait. Ms. Seymour’s recipe for her Turkish dish is featured below.

1 ½ lb ground beef
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs
2 carrots, boiled
1 cup buckwheat (let stand 15 min. in boiled water)
1 tsp salt to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 cup crushed walnut
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Tomato Sauce:
1 cup tomato, crushed
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cloves of garlic, mashed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp thyme/basil
1/2-1 cup water

Take ground beef in a big mixing bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper and cumin. Knead using your hands for 3-4 minutes. Wet your hands and flatten the ground beef with your hands on the counter. Top with buckwheat. Then place the boiled carrot lengthwise. Close up the edges to make a roll. Stick the ends of the ground beef and then turn the stuck side down and place over a greased oven tray/Pyrex. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 35-40 minutes or till the meatloaf is cooked. Meanwhile for the tomato sauce, take oil and garlic in a saucepan. Sauté for 2 minutes and stir in crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook over low medium heat for about 4-6 minutes. Add salt and water. Adjust the thickness as you like, with adding some more water. Bring to a boil and simmer at low heat for
about 2-3 minutes and add basil/thyme. Give a stir and turn the heat off. Cut the Meatloaf into 1/2 inch thick pieces and serve with tomato sauce and mashed potatoes.


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Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP in East Cobb!


Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP in East Cobb on Tuesday, March 3, 2015!

During National Pancake Day, the company’s largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to 10 pm.

Guests are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Suggested contribution minimum is what they would have paid for the pancakes – or $5. Guests who make a $5 donation will receive a coupon good for $5 off their next visit.

IHOP will also host its annual Miracle Balloon campaign starting on February 1, 2015 and continue leading up to National Pancake Day. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children.

For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit

Located at 3130 Johnson Ferry Rd., IHOP is open for business from 7:00 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 7:00  a.m.-12:00 midnight on Friday-Saturday.

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