Need A Last Minute Dinner Reservation? Table 8 Can Help With That

Table 8

 

*Snapshot of the Table 8 website

If you are as spontaneous as I am, you probably don’t make reservations when you want to visit a restaurant. As much as I eat out, I never think to do it because 9 times out of 10, the restaurant will only have a reservation slot for a time that I don’t want. Now that can be a bit disappointing when you’ve been eyeing restaurants like St. Cecelia and Kyma, which both are highly popular. So if you want to go, you either make reservations weeks in advance, or run the risk of a long wait. I was recently introduced to Table 8 which is an online and mobile app restaurant reservation service, who has partnered with the top restaurants in cities like Chicago, New York, L.A. and now Atlanta, to offer guaranteed reservations at the most sought after restaurants in the city at peak times, a few days in advance.

What you need to know

  • There is a reservation fee, but only if you’re looking to book a reservation at times one isn’t available (peak times).
  • If the reservation time you want is available, it is free to make the reservation.
  • The app is free to download on your iPhone or Android, but you can also book online via the website.
  • You can book reservations for parties of 2, 4 or 6 people.
  • There’s also a reward program where if you invite friends they receive a $10 credit and you receive a $20 credit once they’ve purchased a reservation.

Check out more FAQ’s here.

What do you think about having the ability to book last-minute reservations? Would you use this service?

Until next time…Happy Eating!! xoxo -Milla

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Do’s and Don’ts: Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

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With the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on the horizon, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my do’s and don’ts when attending the festival. I hope that you find this helpful and please leave any comments below if you have some do’s and don’ts you want to add. Continue reading

Shopping for food on a budget

This last year has been quite the challenge for me. I got laid off my corporate job, I started 3 businesses and this blog and I’m juggling all of that in addition to dealing with some of my financial troubles.

Food is very expensive for just me, so I couldn’t imagine what it would be like if I had a family to feed! Geesh! So over this past year I’ve had to really crack down on my spending, especially on food and I’ve had to be creative and really think about things when it came to shopping for food. I have compiled a few things that I do to save a penny where I can and I hope that you can find these things helpful. I will say that most of these things you probably already know, but don’t think about often. Feel free to leave comments below with some tips you may have.

If you would like to read my post about how to eat out on a budget, read it here. Continue reading

Items you should always have in your kitchen!

Over the years I have learned that if there are certain items in my pantry or fridge, it will never be hard for me to create a meal. Below are some items that are ALWAYS in my pantry or fridge and should be in yours too. As you get better with cooking you will start to develop your own kitchen staples.

Produce

  • Onion (red or yellow)
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh veggies (frozen will work also)
  • Lemons/Limes

Seasoning

  • Fresh thyme (herb)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground or cracked black pepper
  • Oregano

Other items

  • Chicken stock
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Milk
  • Cheese (fresh parmesan, romano and asiago are my favs)
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Cous Cous
  • Quinoa

Seafood/Meat

  • Shrimp
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Salmon
  • Tilapia