Jul
26

A Warm Welcome for Live! at The Battery Atlanta

When new neighbors move in, it’s Southern hospitality to extend a warm welcome and maybe even a warm pecan pie. So when the Braves moved into their new home at SunTrust Park, it was only appropriate that we spread the warmth with outstanding natural gas service.

Just as balls, bats and gloves are essential to baseball, Gas South is essential to fueling the fan experience at SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta. Gas South has been the official natural gas provider for the Atlanta Braves since 2008, and things are heating up at Live! at The Battery Atlanta this season.

With three restaurant concepts – Sports & Social, PBR Atlanta and Todd English Tavern – Live! at The Battery Atlanta is a go-to dining and entertainment destination. As the natural gas provider for Live!, Gas South helps fuel everything from the kitchen to the outdoor heaters.

“When evaluating a natural gas provider, Gas South’s standout customer service was a differentiating factor,” said Ben Brengle, director of operations for Live! at The Battery Atlanta. “Plus, partnering with a locally-operated company like Gas South has helped us build and expand our community relationships.”

In addition to providing natural gas, Gas South and Live! have established a collaborative business relationship that’s a real homerun. Although baseball season is the star of SunTrust Park, Live! hosts year-round events on the 284 days a year that there isn’t a home game.

Check out Live! at the Battery Atlanta’s website for upcoming events, including the movie series starting in August that are brought to you by Gas South. Hope to see you there!

May
31

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Celebrates National Barbeque Month

Texas-raised pitmasters and twin brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox are the dynamic duo behind Atlanta’s famed Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q. And, they’re a Gas South customer.

In honor of National Barbecue Month, the restaurant dished out their recipe for its signature charred grilled wings. The recipe is easy to follow and best suited for a natural gas grill. So go ahead… gather your guests and get to grillin’!

 

Items Needed

Getting the Grill Ready

  • Fire up that grill, and get it hot and ready. Start off on high heat to get the grill hot, or move heat to medium or medium-high if you are more comfortable cooking at that temperature.
  • Use the zone method, where you’ll cook over both direct and indirect heat on the grill.
  • Light one side of the grill. For example, light the left side if the burners run left to right, or light the back burner if they run front to back. This will be your direct cooking zone.
  • Leave the opposite side off. This will be your indirect cooking zone, which will use the heat from the direct side when the lid is shut – like an oven.

 Prepping the Wings

  • Take the wings and rinse them.
  • Pat them dry and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Season liberally with Fox Bros. Dry Rub.
  • Toss the wings with your hands to make sure the rub is evenly coated.)

Cooking the Wings

  • Take the wings out to the grill, and place them on the direct cooking zone – evenly spaced and not touching one another. Make sure not to crowd them. If you can’t get all 24 wings on the direct cook zone at one time, then split up the cooking.
  • This is where you will char the wings, giving them that great grill color. You don’t want to burn the wings, so keep an eye on them. After several minutes flip the wings over. Crack open a beer and enjoy it cold, while still keeping a close eye on your wings.
  • Once the wings have good char color on both sides, move them to the indirect zone. Close the lid, and the wings will finish cooking here – as if they were in an oven. After this, crack open that second beer and relax.
  • When the wings reach 160 degrees, grab the bowl of Fox Bros. Original Barbecue Sauce and your basting brush. Baste both sides of the wings liberally.
  • Close the lid and let the wings cook for 5 more minutes. Drink more beer.
  • After 5 minutes, you can either pull off the wings, or repeat the basting step for a saucier, stickier wing. Remove the wings from the grill.
  • Allow 5-10 mins to cool, place the wings on a plate and enjoy!
Jan
26

Get a Taste of the Town at Roswell Restaurant Week

Now through February 1st, we’re celebrating Roswell Restaurant Week! This year’s event features 26 local restaurants to wine and dine – 13 of which are Gas South customers. Each restaurant offers a delectable prix fixe menu, complete with several courses.

Below is a guide to Gas South’s restaurants customers that are participating in Roswell’s finest culinary celebration. Dine out and taste the difference of why cooking with natural gas is so great! And if you’re looking to make the switch to natural gas, learn more about how to become a Gas South customer and receive an Atlanta EATS gift card to use at some of Roswell’s go-to restaurants in our guide.

1920 Tavern features global-inspired cuisine with contemporary interpretations of market-driven and locally sourced ingredients.

Adele’s on Canton is one of Atlanta’s best Cajun dining experiences. Get a taste of New Orleans with dishes like flash fried Louisiana alligator bites, and shrimp and grits.

Brick House Pizza serves authentic New York style pizzas made with produce from local growers.

El Porton features some of the most delicious Mexican food in town.

Foundation Social Eatery draws inspiration from French and Italian influences with a touch of local, Southern ingredients.

Houck’s Grille features everyone’s favorite dishes from fried shrimp, to black and blue chips, to homemade soups and more.

Oak Street Café  is your go-to family-owned restaurant with a unique touch to some of the classics.

Osteria Mattone serves regional Italian cuisine with a heavy focus on Roman fare, combining the casual spirit of an osteria.

Peach & the Porkchop is known for its farm-to-table freshness, with dishes inspired by the southern and northern roots of its owners.

Salt Factory Pub’s creative menu features a variety of classic comfort foods with international influences, which pair perfectly with its selection of more than 50 draft and bottled brews.

Table & Main showcases a line of mouth-watering, Southern inspired dishes.

The Big Ketch features a selection of fresh, casual seafood prepared with a gourmet touch in a relaxing environment.

The Mill Kitchen & Bar features American comfort food with a contemporary take on the classics.

Nov
28

5 Reasons Why You Should Cook with Natural Gas

Cooler weather means football, friends, family – and food. This fall and winter, channel your inner chef by using natural gas to prepare your holiday feasts. From ovens and ranges to grills, here are five reasons why you should cook with natural gas.

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Less Time in the Kitchen
Imagine it’s the third down in the fourth quarter, and your favorite team is just a few points away from taking the lead – but where are you? Hopefully, not in the kitchen! Thankfully, ranges and ovens powered with natural gas heat up instantly, while electric stoves do not. The roast will be out of the oven in plenty of time for you to catch the winning touchdown.

More Precision and Control
Natural gas offers more precision and control, which even amateur chefs can appreciate. Plus, when cooking with natural gas, you can keep your food on the range with the flame off without the worry of overcooking. It’s an easy way to keep your signature dish warm as you and your family go back for seconds.

Keeps on Cooking
What if the power goes out? Keep calm and cook on! There’s no need to order a pizza. If you have a natural gas powered oven, the food keeps on cooking. Your loved ones will still get to enjoy your larger-than-life turkey roasting in the oven. You don’t get that with an electric oven!

Less Preparation
Typically, a charcoal grill requires multiple steps – like lugging a bag of charcoal to the grill, lighting the charcoal, waiting for the flames to settle – and the list goes on. But this isn’t the case with a natural gas grill. You can heat up the grill with a simple flip of a switch.

More Money in Your Pocket
Who doesn’t want to save some extra money during the holidays? If you’re looking to purchase a new oven, consider purchasing one powered by natural gas. Natural gas ovens are typically less expensive than electric ones as an upfront purchase, and using natural gas will also save you money in the long run.

Want to know more about the benefits of cooking with natural gas from a professional chef? Check out this CBS46 Atlanta Plugged In segment with Gas South customer and head chef Andre Gomez of Porch Light Latin Kitchen in Smyrna as he shows us how to fire things up in the kitchen with natural gas!

Jul
26

Customer Spotlight: 101 Steak

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If you live in Vinings, chances are you haven’t had a bad meal in a long time. The Vinings restaurant community rivals that of many major metropolitan cities because it has some of the best southern cooking in the area.

New on the scene is Gas South customer, 101 Steak., the team behind Cibo e Beve, Food 101, Smoke Ring, and Meehan’s, opened 101 Steak last month and they have already started to become a neighborhood favorite.

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101 Steak is a flavorful addition to the Vinings restaurant community, bringing locally sourced, quality ingredients to the table and serving them with the expertise and hospitality diners have come to expect from 101 Concepts. Featuring high-quality steaks and seafood, a raw bar and more than 100 wines by the glass, the contemporary chef-driven steakhouse offers a seasonal menu that incorporates global influences into à la carte favorites and a variety of creative side dishes.

Are you hungry yet? 101 Steak shared their recipe for roasted garlic and marscapone cheese dip. Enjoy!

Roasted Garlic and Marscapone Cheese Dip Recipe:
3 Heads Garlic
1 lb. Mascarpone Cheese
1/3 lb. Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 Tbsp. Chopped Parsley
1 Tbsp. Chopped Chives
1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
Salt and Pepper (to taste)

Method:
Wrap each head of garlic individually with a piece of aluminum foil and roast in a 350-degree oven for 45-60 minutes or until the garlic is very soft (the cooking of the garlic will mellow the harshness of it). Cool the garlic and then cut it in half, squeeze out the cloves in to a mixing bowl and smash the cloves with the back of a fork, then add all other ingredients and mix vigorously (if you have a food processor or an electric hand mixer this process will be a lot easier). Serve chilled in a decorative bowl and served with warm pita bread, tortilla chips, vegetable crudités, or it can be used in tortilla wraps or as a spread on sandwiches.

Be sure to follow 101 Steak on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/101steak/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/101steak).