Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another Great Review!

This week, there is a great review of Rosebud from Creative Loafing's Besha Rodell. We are really pleased with what she had to say about us: "This is the kind of honest American food that too few home cooks still produce, and too few restaurateurs reproduce to fill the void." Check out the rest of the review!

Not only that, Meridith Ford Goldman's Top Five for Friday last week was a list of her Favorite Affordable Wine Lists, and we were on it!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Tonight's $5 Mystery Meal is...

I know you all have been anxiously waiting for tonight's Mystery Meal announcement: Spaghetti and Meatballs! The meatballs are made from all-natural beef from Riverview Farms, and the sauce is made with San Marzano tomatoes. Finish up your workday and head up to Rosebud for some spaghetti and meatballs! If you aren't in the mood for spaghetti, Rosebud is unleashing its new Monday Night Brunch menu this evening, with fresh, seasonal changes. Remember, if you are ordering the Monday Night Mystery Meal you must sit in the bar area. No split plates, please.

See you at the bar!

Friday, October 23, 2009

FALLing for Dinner at Rosebud

Tonight we are rolling out a new fall menu for dinner. As the months go by we often change dishes slightly to incorporate fresh, in-season produce and replace what has gone out-of-season, but three or four times a year we do a big refresh with lots of new dishes that truly exemplify the season.

You can check out the full menu online but I'll mention a few of my new favorites just to tempt you!

Jose Wang's meatballs with Carolina rice & soy-veal jus is an amazing appetizer as is our housemade mozzarella with cranberry-tomato chutney, sea salt & rosemary oil.

Our new chopped iceberg salad is totally unique with crumbled egg, local radish, crushed saltines and caper vinaigrette.

All our new entrees sound amazing but I'm most excited about Georges Bank filet of sole with Riverview Farm grits, golden beets, Georgia apples & caper vinaigrette. Eden Farms Berkshire pork chop with Mexican coke braised sweet potato soul stew sounds perfect for a chilly evening, and the duck risotto with roasted mushrooms, dried apricots and fresh sage is right up my alley.

For all you meat and potato lovers, our chargrilled ribeye with pimento cheese whipped potatoes and red wine braised mushrooms promises to leave you full and happy.

Of course, we also have some new fall desserts including brown butter and sea salt cookies and apple spice cake.

Hope you can make it in to check out our new menu this weekend. Next week we'll also have updated fall lunch and brunch menus.

Friday, October 16, 2009

This Little Piggy

As you can imagine, Chef Ron, the kitchen crew, and a couple friends have been hard at work the last few days prepping for tomorrow's big Eastern Carolina BBQ. There has been injecting, butchering, soaking, seasoning - the prep list seems to never end and Chef Ron is staying through the night tonight to keep the smoker, Bertha, going strong!

Make your reservation ASAP if you haven't already so we know to save some pork for ya!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Farewell to Via Elisa

As many of you have heard, Via Elisa is closing their doors and we, along with many other Atlanta restaurants, are so sad to lose our partner in pasta. For years, Via Elisa has supplied Rosebud (and Food 101 before that) with fresh pasta for our menu. In honor of Elisa and her delicious pasta, we will be hosting a Farewell to Pasta dinner on Sunday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m.
The dinner will offer family style Caesar salads, Via Elisa spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread and Alon's Tiramisu. This will be a limited seating so reservations are required and can be made by calling 404-347-9747. Dinner is $25 per person (plus tax and gratuity).

Hope you are able to join us in a celebration of spaghetti!

Fall Soups From Ron

With all the cold, rainy weather we've been having lately it seems we can't make enough soup to warm everyone up. Luckily, Chef Ron is hosting a soup cooking demo at Salud Cooking School at the Whole Foods Market in Alpharetta on Tuesday (October 20) at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate a few soup recipes that emphasize fresh, local ingredients and a taste of the south.

The menu includes our Morningside "chowda", Riverview Farms sausage gumbo, traditional chicken noodle, and a fall sweet potato soup. Class is $40 and includes tastes of all the soups Ron makes! You can reserve your spot in class by visiting or call 770.442.3354.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pedals, Produce & Brunch at Rosebud!

Check out this awesome Farmers Market Tour put together by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Slow Food Atlanta and Georgia Organics for this weekend. The tour takes you through the Morningside Market as one of many stops and is the perfect excuse to get some exercise, support our local farmers (the Peachtree Road Farmers Market is hosting a fundraising BBQ that same day for flooded farmers!) and maybe even squeeze in a quick brunch at Rosebud!

Ready to get your pedal on?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Back From The Streets

Last night's Street Foods dinner was a sell-out success. The restaurant was jam-packed with eager street foods fans ready to put Ron and Chappy's street cart knowledge to the test. Three hours and seven courses later, I think everyone will attest the dinner was a smashing success! The best part of the evening was that the proceeds from the dinner are all part of the week-long dine out we are hosting for the Georgia Flooded Farm Relief Fund. We are well on our way to raising $5,000 by Sunday. If you haven't made your reservations yet make sure you plan to come in this weekend to help us reach our goal. 15% of total sales from the week will be donated!

For more delicious images from last night, check out the beautiful photos from local photographer Jonathan Stancel!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Prepping For Street Foods Dinner

The kitchen has been working hard all week prepping for tomorrow night's tribute to Street Foods. During a quick shopping excursion for some not-so-staple ingredients Ron and Chappy stopped for an inspirational lunch somewhere along Buford Highway. Six Bahn Mis, two Cokes and $14 later Ron and Chappy were back in the kitchen perfecting their Ramen Noodle bowl. Tomorrow night promises to be delicious!

Bertha is Born

Today we finally got a look at the custom-made cast iron smoker that Ron will be christening on Saturday, October 21, during our first Eastern Carolina BBQ event. Be sure to come out and see what Bertha can do. $35 gets you a plate of 'que, plenty of sides and plenty of local brew from Sweetwater and Terrapin!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Dine Out: Bring In The Sunshine!

As most of you probably know, all this week we are hosting a dine out to raise funds for the Georgia Flooded Farms Relief Fund. Eat at Rosebud for brunch, lunch or dinner anytime between Monday, October 5 and Sunday, October 11, and 15% of the proceeds will be donated to the newly established fund.

Monday was our first day of the dine out and we've already raised $500 for the fund! Our goal is donate $5,000 to our flooded farmers and we need your help. Whether it is taking a client a lunch, grabbing a drink after work or date night Friday night, choose Rosebud and have your meal go towards a good cause!

See you at Rosebud!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday Night Goes Mexican

Tonight, we are pulling something out of the Mexican vault for our Monday Night Mystery Meal... Chef Ron started planning this dish last week and we've all been anxiously awaiting a taste test of tonight's Chilaquiles.

For those that have no idea what Chilaquiles are (like me) - Chilaquiles are a traditional dish often served for breakfast or lunch and thought to be a great hangover cure. Ron described the dish as an abstract Mexican lasagna and Wikipedia told me that is is basically tortillas that are stewed in a traditional sauce and often topped off with eggs or chicken. In our case, we'll be serving Chilaquiles topped with an over-easy egg and garnished with avocado and goat's milk feta cheese.

Come one, come all; just come early because the bar fills up quickly. Tonight, Chilaquiles are $5 in the bar area only for Monday Night's Mystery Meal. Please, no split plates.