Those still missing meals at the shuttered Rainwater may find some solace in the new dishes on the menu of Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails. The kitchen of the Crabapple restaurant is now under the direction of former Rainwater chef Boyd Rose. He's joined in the front of the house by former Rainwater manager Jimmy Carter.
A completely revamped dinner menu will debut soon. Meanwhile, Rose has already added a Charleston crab bisque; blackened sea scallops with pimento grits; and skillet-seared salmon with creamed corn and asiago grits. Traditional Southern favorites of shrimp and grits and fried chicken with mashed potatoes are also in the lineup. Rose has also added a new Sunday brunch a la carte menu that includes salmon and cornbread blinis; pecan and banana French toast; a fried catfish sandwich; and a salmon BLT. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dinner service has expanded to include Mondays. Hours are now from 5 p.m. daily. Milton's is located in a 150-year-old farmhouse at 780 Mayfield Road. 770-817-0161, www.miltons-atl.com.
• Haven't been to the new Alon's near Perimeter Mall yet? Here's a chance to sip and savor your way through the mega-gourmet store for just $10. From 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, guests will be treated to samples of baked goods, cheeses, pizzas, soups, salads, chocolates and gelatos. The evening will feature tastings of select wines, beers and coffees. Cooking demonstrations and a discussion of food and wine pairings are also part of the evening. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling 678-397-1781. Alon's is at 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road in the Park Place shopping center; www.alons.com.
• Fans of the "Sex and the City" movie can score a free libation at Aspens Signature Steaks. Just bring your ticket stub from the movie and head to the restaurant for dinner, where you'll be treated to a free cocktail. While you're dining, check out the wine specials for June: selected bottles are 40 percent off on Mondays; each Wednesday, order a wine flight of three 3-ounce pours for $8. Aspens is located at 2942 Shallowford Road, Marietta; 678-236-1400.
• Those beyond their "Sex and the City" days may prefer heading to the Loafing Leprechaun, 3070 Windward Plaza in Alpharetta. Every Sunday kids eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. There's also a new selection of lunch dishes, served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. They come with a soft drink for $6.25 to $10.95. See the full menus at www.loafingleprechaun.com; 770-817-8600.
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