DINING OUT FOR LIFE 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/31/22

Open Hand Atlanta encourages the community to dine-in and give back for Dining Out For Life, April 27

 Annual fundraising event Dining Out For Life returns April 27 to support Open Hand Atlanta. Atlantans are encouraged to dine-in at one of the more than 50 participating restaurants or enjoy take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery.

Since 1993, Atlanta-area restaurants have joined together in raising over $3 million in support of Open Hand’s mission to provide community members with healthy meals and nutrition education. Every year, thousands of supporters have dined out for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the knowledge that participating restaurants would donate a portion of their bill to help Open Hand provide nearly 5,000 nutritious meals daily and support their neighbors battling chronic disease and disability to live healthier, more independent lives.

With recent hardships that continue to affect Atlanta’s food service industry, Dining Out For Life’s generous partner restaurants may not be able to give 25% as in years past, but they are committed to giving what they can to support the cause. With this in mind, restaurant-goers are encouraged to consider making a donation of their own on the restaurants’ behalf. This year’s restaurants include Atlanta favorites such as Guac y Margy’s, The General Muir, Local Three, Max Lager’s, Agave and more. A full list of participating restaurant partners can be found here.

This year, Subaru— a longtime supporter and presenting sponsor of Dining Out For Life— and the national Dining Out For Life leadership has selected Atlanta as a spotlight city. National Dining Out For Life spokesperson Mondo Guerra from Project Runway will be in town to promote the local program and spread awareness about the importance of volunteerism.

Ways to Support Open Hand:

For more information on Dining Out For Life and Open Hand, as well as to stay up-to-date on events and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.diningoutforoh.org and www.openhandatlanta.org or connect via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

LINGERING SHADE INTRODUCES UNPLUGGED WEDNESDAYS ON THE BELTLINE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/22

Kicks-off Wednesday, March 16!

In celebration of National Unplugged Day on March 4, Lingering shade, Atlanta’s go-to cocktail bar located on the beltline, is pleased to introduce Unplugged Wednesdays. Kicking off on March 16th, Unplugged Wednesdays present an opportunity for guests to disconnect from technology, focusing on the present moment, along with spending quality time with friends and loved ones.

“Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important to prioritize wellness and authentic connections with colleagues, friends and family,” said Spencer Patton, General Manager of Lingering Shade. “While the concept seems foreign in today’s time, I believe that stepping away from cell phones, even for a short amount of time, will be refreshing and beneficial to our guests.”

Unplugged Wednesdays will take place every third Wednesday of the month. Upon entering Lingering Shade, guests will check in and hand their cell phones over to staff, who will store them safely until departure. Each week during Unplugged Wednesdays, Lingering Shade will debut an off-the-menu specialty cocktail for $9, starting with the Kir Royale on March 16th. Perfect for celebrating great company and conversation, the Kir Royale is a champagne-based cocktail with crème de cassis. In addition to specialty cocktails and an extensive selection of beer, wine and liquors, bar-goers can enjoy a variety of delectable shareable items such as Pimento Cheese Crab Dip, Caramelized Vidalia Onion Dip or Pigs in A Blanket. Lastly, pups will not be left out on Unplugged Wednesdays, and can enjoy the homemade Lingering Shade Dog Biscuit. Lingering Shade Social Club is the most enchanting place on the Beltline for small snacks, superior cocktails, local brews and an impressive wine list.

Lingering Shade celebrated four years of serving up unforgettable patio cocktails in February of this year. This must-visit destination is located on Irwin Street, near Krog Street Market and overlooks Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

Lingering Shade does not accept reservations, and is first come, first served. Parties of 20 or more require an event reservation and deposit. For more information, please visit
lingeringshade.com or call email: info@lingeringshade.com.

ATLANTA DAIRIES ANNOUNCES RUM BAR AS NEWEST TENANT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/22

Memorial Drive Historic Redevelopment Project Welcomes El Malo, Set to Open Late 2022

Paces Properties is pleased to share news of the newest tenant to join its Memorial Drive Atlanta Dairies redevelopment, El Malo. Anticipated to open in Q4 of 2022, El Malo is the brainchild of restaurateur Omar Ferrer (Supremo TacoPollo Supremo) and beverage director Gabe Bowen (formerly of Umi Sushi and Restaurant Eugene).

“We are happy to have El Malo join the Atlanta Dairies lineup,” said David Cochran, President and CEO of Paces Properties. “The innovative concept will be unlike any other experience in Atlanta, and it will be the perfect drinks-driven, nightlife accompaniment to our growing roster of retailers, restaurants, and of course, The Eastern.”

Discover more about El Malo below.

El Malo

Concept:
The new destination for music and cocktails, El Malo is a rum bar rooted in deep reverence for the history and culture surrounding sugar cane/agave-based spirits.

Vision:
Long absent on the Memorial strip, El Malo fills the void for post-dinner drinks in a sumptuously secluded environment – a refuge for the jewels of nightlife to fluoresce.

Stats Size:
5,444 SF Bar

Location:
Set in the interior of the property and adjacent to Atlanta Dairies retail shops.

The buildout for El Malo, which translates to “The Bad Guy,” will be led by Square Feet Studio. Guests can expect a versatile and stimulating interior complimented by an “express” window on the patio that will focus on frozen and bottled options to be enjoyed in The Yard of Atlanta Dairies.

El Malo joins seven additional tenants that are already open including City ChampionDairies Coffeehouse and Cold Brew BarParadiso Plant ShopProper WaxThree Taverns ImaginariumWonderkidYOUNG BLOOD, and The Eastern music venue, which most recently debuted with a fall opening last year.

LAZY BETTY HOSTING LE BERNARDIN REUNION DINNER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/27/22

Lazy Betty Founders and Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips met nearly twelve years ago while working at Eric Ripert’s Michelin-starred Le Bernardin in New York City, and on Wednesday, April 6, they’re bringing together seven Le Bernardin alumni to host a special reunion dinner benefiting KultureCity, a nonprofit dedicated to making “the never” possible for those with invisible disabilities and sensory needs. By creating a community of acceptance and inclusion for all, KultureCity aims to ensure that every individual can be included regardless of their different abilities. Lazy Betty’s team is undergoing training to become a sensory-inclusive restaurant.

“We are truly honored to work with the amazing team at Lazy Betty to make them the first sensory inclusive fine dining restaurant in the world,” says Dominique Wilkins, KultureCity Board Chairman and former Atlanta Hawks player. “Through our certification process, the Lazy Betty team has been trained on how to better serve guests with disabilities and sensory needs. The fine dining experience should be for ALL, and it’s truly amazing that Lazy Betty not only gets that, but is putting it into action.”

Former Le Bernardin chefs participating in the reunion dinner will each prepare a course that pays homage to their time at Le Bernardin. In addition to Chefs Ron and Aaron, participating chefs include:

  • Jennifer Carroll – Jen Carroll cooked under Patrick Feury at Neil Stein’s Avenue B before becoming sous chef at Le Bernardin, then Chef de Cuisine at Ripert’s 10 Arts Bistro at Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton. She is a finalist and two-time all star on three seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef. She is also Chef-Partner of Spice Finch in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square and helms Carroll Couture Cuisine, an experiential culinary company. She is co-founder of Sisterly Love Collective, an alliance of women restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs across Philadelphia, jointly promoting mentorship and sustainable success.

  • Adrienne Cheatham – An eight-year Le Bernardin veteran, Chef Adrienne served as Executive Sous Chef at the acclaimed restaurant. She was the Executive Chef of Red Rooster Harlem before competing on season 15 of Top Chef, finishing second in the finale. Today, she runs the SundayBest pop-up series and is releasing her first cookbook, Sunday Best, March 2022.

  • Rob Sisca – Now based in Boston and the chef-partner of The Banks Boston and Bistro du Midi, Chef Robert Sisca served as Sous Chef at Le Bernardin and was part of the team for four years. In 2018, he competed on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and came out victorious with his Bouillabaisse.

  • Monica Glass –  Chef Monica Glass is a former pastry chef at Le Bernardin and will be preparing the evening’s dessert course. Food & Wine named her a Best New Pastry Chef in 2013, and in 2020, she became a Chopped Champion. Today, she’s a chef and integrative health & wellness coach offering virtual classes, demos, experiences and more.

  • Kevin Adey – A former cook at Le Bernardin, Chef Kevin Adey is the chef-owner of Faro in Brooklyn.

The evening will also include an online auction, featuring items like tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game, tickets to a University of Georgia football game, private dinners, rare bottles of wine and liquor, and more. Guests will be able to scan a QR code at their table to view auction items and bid from their phones.

The five-course menu is $275 per person in the dining room and at the Chef’s Counter, plus beverage pairings for $100 each. Each ticket includes a cookbook by Chef Eric Ripert or Chef Adrienne Cheatham. Prices are inclusive of service, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go directly to Kulture City. Reservations are available here.

BUBBLES AND BREWS 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/22

March 1 – March 31 2022

Cobb County Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries, Meaderies

Bubbles & Brews is a month-long celebration of Cobb County’s local craft beverage makers. During the entire month of March, craft beverage enthusiasts can travel along the Cobb Ale Trail to all 19 of Cobb’s breweries, distilleries, and wineries to sample each location’s unique beverages. New in 2022, a free digital ‘BrewPass’ will guide visitors to each location where they can collect digital stamps and win sweet prizes from Cobb Travel & Tourism.

The breweries, distilleries, meaderies, and wineries will host special Bubbles & Brews events throughout the month that will feature fun activities and themed giveaways where guests can earn double stamps in their BrewPass. Visitors will have the chance to vote online for their favorite best-sellers, special brews, and various other categories.

For more information, visit bubblesandbrews.com.

Breweries, distilleries, and wineries in Cobb County, including:

  • ASW Distillery (Cumberland)
  • Atlanta Hard Cider Co. & Distillery (Marietta)
  • Broken Anchor Winery (Acworth)
  • Burnt Hickory Brewery (Kennesaw)
  • Dry County Brewing Company (Kennesaw)
  • Glover Park Brewery (Marietta)
  • Horned Owl Brewing (Kennesaw)
  • Ironmonger Brewing Company (Marietta)
  • Lazy Guy Distillery (Kennesaw)
  • Mandatory Fun Beer Works (Smyrna)
  • Red Hare Brewing & Distilling (Marietta)
  • Red Hare – Still On the Square (Marietta)
  • Red Top Brewhouse (Acworth)
  • Reformation Brewery (Smyrna)
  • Schoolhouse Brewing (Marietta)
  • Shezmu Cellars (Marietta)
  • Terrapin Taproom (Cumberland)
  • Treehorn Cider (Marietta)
  • Viking Alchemist Meadery (Smyrna)

WINTER WARM UP AT TWO URBAN LICKS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/22

 Craft Beer and Bourbon Tasting Featuring Scofflaw Brewing Company and Bourbon from All Nations 

 Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

TWO urban licks is kicking up the heat with their Winter Warm Up, a unique beer and bourbon tasting experience highlighting the brews of Scofflaw Brewing Company and bourbons from All Nations on February 24, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Known for its acclaimed fiery American cuisine, Executive Chef Shain Wancio has selected bites to pair with a specially curated list of brews and spirits. Guests can feel the heat in TWO’s expansive dining room or on their heated, dog-friendly patio on the Atlanta BeltLine. The Winter Warm Up experience is $40 per person, tax and gratuity not included. To make a reservation or for more information, call 404.522.5622 or visit twourbanlicks.com.  TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA, 30306.

 

TWO urban licks Winter Warm Up
Featuring Executive Chef Shain Wancio

Scofflaw Brewing Company Craft Beers

Scofflaw Dirty Beaches – Tropical Wheat Ale

Scofflaw Basement Light – American IPA

Scofflaw Double Jeopardy – Double IPA

***

All Nations

All Nations Bourbon

All Nations Rye

All Nations Prohibition Reserve

***

Menu

Salmon Chips

Empanadas

Family Style Hummus

VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND UP 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/22

List of Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day Events, pop-ups, etc.

CUPID AT THE CANDLER

The Candler Hotel is doing all the work for you from Feb. 12-14 when they host a pop-up wedding over Valentine’s Day weekend.
 
‘Cupid at the Candler’ is created to host a decorated setting where any couple can exchange or renew their vows in a short intimate styled setting with a 90-minute inclusive ceremony & celebration for up to 20 guests.
 
Whatever your love story, The Candler will provide a romantic ceremony where some of Atlanta’s top vendors will work together to give you the highest quality experience–and the only decision you have to make is which foot you’ll start off on to begin your procession down the aisle.
 
Book fast and talk through the details later, as slots will go fast with only five hosted weddings per day.
 
Price: $3,500 plus 24 % service charge.
 
 
The Cupid Couples package includes the following:
 Ceremony Décor
Bridal Bouquet
Boutonniere
Use of hotel for wedding day photos
Day of Coordination
Ceremony Music
Mini Reception to include the following: Petite Wedding Cake, Champagne Toast and Hors d’ oeuvres Suite for Bride and Groom with
Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Wedding Day Hospitality Room
 
For additional information and to reserve your time slot, contact Walter Cotson, Director of Catering and Conference Services @ Wcotson@thecandlerhotel.com or 470-851-2735.
 

Sun., Feb. 13, 10am-2:30pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Galentine’s Day Brunch

Hampton + Hudson’s annual Galentine’s Day Brunch, celebrating love for friends, is back for another year! The Inman Park restaurant will host the festive brunch from 10am-2:30pm and offer a limited waffle special, bellinis, champagne and rosé specials all day. Parks & Rec will be playing, there will be a Galentine photo booth, and guests will receive a Galentine’s limited edition print while supplies last. Reservations are not required but can be made by emailing events@hamptonandhudson.com. The restaurant’s regular brunch menu will also be available.

Wed., Feb. 9 – Mon., Feb 14 – Valentine’s Tasting Menus at Lazy Betty

Lazy Betty will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all week long with six- and eight-course tasting menus. Highlights include Vichyssoise Agnolotti with mussel pil pil, ocean froth & Iberico guanciale and Sauteed Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with creme fraiche potato, smoked trout cream, dill & trout roe. Plus, guests can opt to order caviar service and wine pairings. The full menus are available here, and reservations can be made here.

Sat., Feb. 12, 1pm-5:30pm – South Main Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sidewalk Bake Sale

Swing by the sidewalk in front of South Main Kitchen in Alpharetta (9 South Main St.) on Saturday, February 12 for sweet Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of Maven Restaurant Group’s Pastry Chef Elise Vitale. The selection of treats will include Heart Shaped Cookies, Small Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate Bourbon Truffles and Ruby Chocolate Tarts. Pre-orders can be made by calling the restaurant at (678) 691-4622.

 

Sat., Feb. 12 – Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Igloos at 9 Mile Station

Valentine’s Day igloos are back at 9 Mile Station! This year, guests can treat their special someone to an unforgettable experience dining in an all-inclusive igloo. Each igloo will include one bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a five-course menu with wine pairings for each guest, a dozen roses and expedited entry to The Roof via a private elevator⁠. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.

Mon., Feb. 14 – The Southern Gentleman’s Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu

The Southern Gentleman will feature a four-course prix fixe menu curated for Valentine’s Day with a starter of Warm Brie Fondue-toasted Sourdough with truffle and appetizer and main choices of Seared Yellowfin Tuna with toasted benne, fermented rhubarb mojo & mizuna, Short Rib Pot Roast with buttermilk whipped potatoes, baby carrots, cippolini onions & horseradish, Roasted King Salmon with creamy farro, grilled asparagus & strawberry-rose gastrique, and more. For dessert, guests can choose from Milk Chocolate Genoise with chocolate pearls & sabayon or Fromage Blanc Cheesecake with cookie crust & strawberry cream. The prix fixe menu will be the only menu available on Valentine’s Day and is $79 per person, not including tax & gratuity. 

 

Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gypsy Kitchen

Gypsy Kitchen will showcase their classic dinner menu alongside chef dishes and cocktails crafted specially for Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Shrimp & Crab Fritters with Piment de Espelette Ravigote & Shaved Fennel Slaw to start, Lobster Caldoza with bomba rice, rouille aioli & mixed herbs and Prime New York Strip with brown butter celeriac puree & Turkish spiced pearl onions for the mains, and Valhrona Chocolate Ganache Tart with sour cherry conserva, & whipped chantilly for dessert. See here to make a reservation.

Sat., Feb. 12 & Mon., Feb. 14 – Aziza’s Five-Course Valentine’s Day Menu

This Valentine’s season, the modern Israeli restaurant will be serving a five-course menu (here) from Executive Chef Luis Guevara Salgado and Pastry Chef Lindsey Davis on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 14. Highlights include Beef Tartare with creamy yolk, dijon, urfa, wheat berry, shallot & lime; Seared Foie Gras with kubaneh toast & apricot; Scallops with lobster emulsion, romanesco, celeriac & garden herbs; and Spiced Raspberry Pomegranate Tart with citrus meringue & raspberry pomegranate sorbet. Each guest will be able to select a dish for each course, and the menu is $125 per person. Aziza’s regular menu will be available in addition to the Valentine’s menu on Saturday, February 12, but not on Valentine’s Day. Reservations for the dining room and heated patio are available here.

 

Mon., Feb. 14 – Special Valentine’s Menu at Juniper Cafe

The newly opened modern Vietnamese cafe from the team behind Lazy Betty is offering a special three-course menu for the holiday. The dine-in-only menu here includes one app, one entree and one dessert per person, and costs $45 each. Reservations are not required, but highly encouraged. They can be booked here.

Mon., Feb. 14 – Delbar’s Four-Course Valentine’s Day Menu

This Valentine’s Day, Delbar, the Middle Eastern restaurant and bar, will feature a four-course prix fixe menu of spreads, small bites, entrees and desserts. The menu will include special offerings like Lamb Lollipops with orange zest, lime & yogurt in addition to menu favorites like Joojeh Kabob with chicken breast, onion, saffron & citrus and Shokolati, a flourless chocolate cake with hazelnut & cardamom cream. To end the night, tables will receive a complimentary takeaway box of bubbles and sweets. The menu is $89 per person and reservations can be made here.

Mon., Feb. 14 – Hampton + Hudson Valentine’s Celebration

Guests can celebrate love OR being single at Hampton + Hudson this year! The community bar and restaurant will have a DJ spinning from 8pm to midnight alongside a beer & shot special and cocktails crafted specifically for the holiday, like “Winning is Every Girls Dream” – Cocchi Rosa Americana, gin, lime, rose water, Blanc de Blancs.

 

Mon., Feb. 14 – Prix Fixe Menu and Wine Pairings at 9 Mile Station

On Valentine’s night, 9 Mile Station will offer a special five-course prix fixe menu from Chef Christian Evans. Wine pairings curated by Beverage Director Randy Hayden will be available. Courses include the following, and reservations go live January 20 here.

 

  • Preserved Apple with shaved celery, pomegranate, mizuna & vinaigrette

 

  • Scallop Crudo with kaffir lime, yuzu caviar, serrano chili & tempura bits

 

  • Striped Bass with long beans, sticky rice & vinaigrette

 

  • Coffee-Rubbed Filet with prawn, chipotle, sweet potato & guajillo demi

 

  • Cheesecake with rose pearls & cocoa

Sugar Factory Insane Milkshake:

The Crazy for You Insane Milkshake is a blend of strawberry ice cream and New York cheesecake and is served in a red chocolate mug. The creamy shake is topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, M&M’s, chocolate hearts and gumdrops and is served with two straws, perfect for sharing with a sweetheart! The shake is available starting Feb.1 through Feb.28 and costs $21.

Bellyard’s Valentine’s Day Cocktails:

Heartless – $14

Terremana reposado, Chambord, triple sec, simple syrup,

Garnished with luxardo cherry and black sugar rim

Love on the Rocks – $12

Cynar, New Amsterdam Gin, Dollin sweet vermouth,

Rocks glass with heart shaped ice cubes

What’s Love – $12

Cathead honey suckle, muddled strawberries, lime juice, simple syrup, raspberry syrup

Garnished with a sugar cookie rim & strawberry skewer

Out-of-the-Box Valentine’s Day Gift – The Barcelona Wine Bar Experience

A gift for the person who craves an experience, not a “thing,” for Valentine’s Day, this gift is the best of Barcelona Wine Bar in an in-restaurant experience that’s thoughtfully curated and immersive, with take-home aspects to extend the gift to home:

  • The Aperitivo Experience is an immersive and thematic food, wine, and take-home-gift journey. Designed for two people, each experience includes one glass of Cava per person, paired with an Aperitivo Board, two Chef-created tapas, and a take-home gift of one bottle of Barcava ($65).
  • The Barcelona Wine Bar Experience builds on the Aperitivo Experience with more expansive wine and food, including two flights of three hand selected Spanish wines per person, paired with six Chef-created signature tapas, a half paella, and a take-home gift of a bottle of Barcava ($130).

Experience gifts can be bought online and redeemed any time; purchase here: https://barcelona-wine-bar-restaurant.myshopify.com

Barcelona Wine Bar Valentine’s Day Dinner:

Fueled by the romance of Spain and the Mediterranean coast, tapas are more a way of life than a particular type of food, and a Valentine’s Day meal at Barcelona Wine Bar is a guaranteed night of hand-held food, bites, tastes and textures – and wine – great for a Galentine’s dinner, an intimate couple’s date night or anything in between. Seasonal Chef’s specials will be on the menu just for the day, great to pair with incredible paellas to share straight out of the pan; charcuterie boards with exotic cured meats and cheese; and the olive oil cake is a traditional sweet ending to a magical night. Wash it all down with one of Barcelona’s cheeky cocktails or choice from the eclectic wine menu of Spanish, Mediterranean, and regional favorites.

It Takes TWO

It takes TWO to enjoy Executive Chef Shain Wancio’s special menu meant for sharing. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine with exceptional skyline views of the city and an expansive patio with fire pits, TWO urban licks invites lovers and friends to a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend. Offered Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th, guests are invited to enjoy libations, live music, and a seasonal a la carte menu including dishes such as Nashville-fried Oysters, Lobster + Gruyere Biscuit, Dry-aged Tomahawk for Two and more. A credit card is required to secure each reservation. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit https://www.twourbanlicks.com/. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30306.

Share the Love at Bully Boy on Valentine’s Day

Bully Boy is ready to share the love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Beginning Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, 2022, award-winning Executive Chef Colby Cooper will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu that is ideal for sharing. Both artfully presented and featuring the highest quality ingredients, guests can also indulge in his full Japanese kaiseki inspired menu while sipping on a diverse selection of sake, signature cocktails, craft beer, and wine.


Bully Boy’s Valentine’s Day Menu
Hirame Carpaccio Mandarin Sauce with Hot Oil, Avocado, Shiso Oil – $16

Toro Tartar with Crispy Shallots, Chives, Caviar – $24 

Nigiri Toro, A5 Wagyu, Kanpachi, Madai, Salmon, Hokkiado Scallop – $25
 Sashimi Toro, Madai, Salmon, Scallop, Kanpachi, Tuna – $25

Purple Octopus with Braised Red Cabbage, Plantain Puree, Chervil Oil – $18

Roasted Duck Breast with Confit Potatoes, Romanesco Cauliflower, Blueberry Gastrique – $28

Green Tea Panna Cotta With Passion Fruit Glaze – $10

Bully Boy, a 100-seat dining destination, is conveniently located just off the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward at 828 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga 30306. Bully Boy is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A Concentrics Restaurants concept, for more information or to make a reservation, visit www.bullyboyATL.com

Mon., Feb. 7 – Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Specials at Honeysuckle Gelato

Starting Monday, February 7, Honeysuckle Gelato at Ponce City Market will offer special mini gelato hearts in various flavors, like strawberry shortcake – strawberry gelato with a pound cake crust & raspberry jam – and chocolate raspberry – vegan chocolate gelato with a brownie crust & raspberry jam. On Friday, February 11, both strawberry gelato and raspberry sorbet will be available by the scoop, and the featured shake for the holiday weekend will be a Chocolate & Strawberry Shake with chocolate brown chunk gelato & strawberry gelato topped with fresh whipped cream & festive sprinkles. Plus, on Valentine’s Day, guests will receive a free mini pound cake cookie with any gelato purchase while supplies last. 

Available Now! – Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day Dozens

Check out the sweetest Valentine’s Day deal around! Georgetown Cupcake Valentine’s Day dozens include the “You’re Sweet Dozen” with delicious flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Fudge and Red Velvet for $38/dozen. The “Valentine’s Heart Dozen” includes Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Vanilla & Baby Pink Buttercream and more for $42/dozen and is packaged in a Limited Edition Georgetown Cupcake pink heart gift box. Nationwide overnight shipping is available for $20. 

Available Now! – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Pop from King of Pops 

A special pop has debuted at King of Pops just in time for Valentine’s Day. Available for purchase at the Ponce City Market location from now throughout the month of February, the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake pop has a creamy strawberry cheesecake center and is covered in King of Pops’ signature chocolate sea salt. 

SATURDAY, FEB. 12: Atlas: Guests will experience an extraordinary seven-course tasting menu featuring caviar with roasted sunchoke, smoked eel and stone crab; beet salad with goat cheese and plum vinaigrette; black truffle fettuccine with parmesan cream; poached cod with “Veronique”; Westholme calotte with Maitake mushrooms, red peppers, and pickled cauliflower; green apple sorbet with hemp seed granola; and a hazelnut chocolate sphere with raspberry and vanilla ice cream. $210 per person.
 
The Garden Room: Celebrate the romantic weekend with standard a la carte options including share plates like fruits of the sea including oysters, chilled lobster tail, octopus ceviche, jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce and mignonette; mains like oysters, Chilean sea bass, gnocchi, lobster roll, black truffle pillows, and Westholme Wagyu Striploin; and desserts like “Smash Me” featuring chocolate Cremieux, coconut ganache and dark chocolate mousse or “The Forbidden Fruit” featuring apple composition.
 
Known for its top-notch cocktail menu, throughout Valentine’s weekend, The Garden Room will also offer special cocktails including Love Letter with Cincoro Blanco, Ancho Reyes, lime, hibiscus, and cardamom; Heart in the Clouds with Casa Dragones Blanco, Disaronno, Jamaican bitters, egg white, red wine float; Aloe Vieux (non-alcoholic) with aloe juice, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers lemon bitters, muddled blueberries + mint; and Bend and Snap with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Giffard Frais des Bois and Litchi-Li Liqueur, lemon, and Rosé foam.

For both restaurants, guests will be able to add on caviar or champagne to their experience throughout the weekend on OpenTable.
 
SUNDAY, FEB. 13: The Garden Room: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., brunch will be hosted in The Garden Room. There will be two dining levels. For $120 per person, guests will have access to the standard a la carte menu (gratuity included). For $190 per person, guests will have access to the standard a la carte menu, as well as a glass of Krug Champagne and a taste of caviar (gratuity included). Caviar tableside service will also be offered.
 
MONDAY, FEB. 14: Atlas and The Garden Room: Both restaurants will open at 5 p.m. and will serve the same offering. Guests will experience a decadent seven-course tasting menu featuring caviar with cauliflower bavarois, smoked sturgeon; hamachi crudo with marinated beets, citrus; black truffle risotto with aged carnaroli; poached cod with orange perfumed sauce, shio kombu; Westholme Wagyu with matsutake, pepper ketchup; bellini/tropical elixir with passion fruit, coconut foam, rosé sorbet; and raspberry rose vacherin with vanilla chantilly, meringue, raspberry, vanilla parfait, liquid nitrogen rose. $210 per person. Note, 18% gratuity will be added to guests’ final check at the conclusion of their meal.
 
To ensure availability, Atlas and The Garden Room recommend booking as early as possible by calling 404-600-6471 or through Open Table. 

THE BLIND CUPID SPREADS LOVE WITH A NEW POP-UP EXPERIENCE STARTING JAN. 19

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar Transforms into Valentine’s-Themed Bar for

Festive Dates and Girls’ Nights Out

 

 The Blind Pig Parlour Bar is transforming into The Blind Cupid on Jan. 19 through the end of February. This new pop-up experience adds Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle to the winter doldrums with a fiery menu of drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor that will have guests falling in love at first sight.

The Buckhead speakeasy, long known for its intimate, sophisticated vibe and the popular The Blind Elf pop-up during the holidays, is restyling its Victorian-era decor to lure both hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike. The Blind Cupid offers guests the perfect place to combat winter blues, whether they are searching for an entertaining girls’ night out, Galentine’s Day celebration or a unique date night.

Drinks include favorites from The Blind Pig libation menu as well as some festive new concoctions:

  • Lip Service: Old Forester rye, E&J brandy, Cardamaro, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters
  • Always Be My Maybe: Strawberry-infused Bare Bone vodka, Pimm’s gin, lemon and Domaine de Canton topped with Zardetto prosecco
  • Swipe Right: ASW Fiddler bourbon, pineapple, lemon and egg whites
  • Some Like It Caliente: Cognac, spiced chocolate and candied ginger whipped cream
  • Pink Halo: Bare Bone vodka, strawberry, elderflower and lime
  • Coup de Foudre: Prosecco, raspberry and mint
  • Oaxacan on Sunshine: Herradura Silver tequila, citrus, honey serrano, turmeric and guava
  • Love You a Latte: Cold brew, Southern Comfort, The Irishman Irish cream and hazelnut

Savory and sweet bites will be on the menu, including a lively mix of cheeses, sliced cured meats and unique house-prepared accompaniments such as dried fruits and toasted seeded crackers. The Blind Cupid will also serve a decadent dessert selection.

The Blind Cupid will be open for a brief fling Wednesday-Saturday beginning Jan. 19 through the end of February from 6 p.m. until late. The Blind Cupid also will be open on Monday, Feb. 14 for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are strongly recommended and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Blind Cupid is located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.

CHEF PASQUALE “PAT” PASCARELLA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING OPENING OF OYSTER BAR “ALICI”

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/3/21

Specializing in Oysters, Seafood, & House made Pastas 

Set to Open in the new Midtown Promenade Development on the Beltline SUMMER-2022

 

Chef Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella announces the upcoming opening of Alici, an Amalfi Coast inspired Oyster bar specializing in oysters, seafood, house made pastas and more… Opening in SUMMER-2022, the restaurant will be located in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood near Piedmont Park on Monroe Drive.

With a focus on Mediterranean cuisine, the coastal Italian menu will feature a wide range of seasonal seafood focused dishes, as well as an extensive selection of oysters. Rotating house made pastas, risottos, and socca will round out the menu. Socca is an Italian chickpea pancake that will offer an interesting gluten free option and will be served with accompaniments like stracciatella, pistachios, figs and more! Our risotto will be cooked to order ensuring the freshest quality each time. Our fish will be the star of the show, simply cooked and served with your choice of sauce. Veggies will be cooked in the wood fired oven. The kitchen will take a from-scratch approach, providing guests with inventive dishes made with fresh, high-quality and wholesome ingredients sourced locally and from Italy. The beverage program will place emphasis on bubbly wine, white wine and light reds all sourced from coastal areas of Italy, as well as classic craft cocktails.

Offering an approachable, coastal feel, the restaurant will invite guests into a beautiful dining room that will make them feel as though they are on an ocean-side terrace in Italy looking at the beautiful Amalfi coast line. The minute you walk in the door, you will be met with the kitchen and fire coming from our wood fired oven. Move further in, to our oyster bar where the oyster selection will be on display and guests will be able to watch the plating process of the oysters and crudos. Huge front windows and a lively back patio will bring the outdoors in, giving the space an airy and open feel. The interior design will take you to the Amalfi coast’s rustic and organic lifestyle, right here in the heart of Atlanta.

Walking off the Beltline, guests will be greeted with a fresh botanical environment that will flow seamlessly with the vibrancy of the area. Alici will offer 110 seats inside and out, providing guests with an intimate experience where people will want to eat and drink all night long.

Chef Pat Pascarella will lead the kitchen. With two homerun restaurants under his belt at White Bull in Decatur and Grana that opened last year in Piedmont Heights. The White Bull, a much-acclaimed, farm-forward restaurant located on Decatur’s historic square. The White Bull has been named Best New Restaurant by Creative Loafing and Best Farm to Table Restaurant by Atlanta Magazine, and both the food and cocktail programs have been recognized in local and national publications, including Garden & Gun, Eater, Condé Nast Traveler, Thrillist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and more. Grana has graced the top of many best of Italian food lists, best patio, and best pizza lists. He brings two decades of experience to Alici and draws expertise from a culinary background that includes serving as Executive Chef at Atlanta’s The Optimist and as Executive Chef and Owner of his renowned Italian restaurant Bar Sugo in Norwalk, Connecticut. Prior, Pat cooked in Manhattan at restaurants including Eric Ripert’s Michelin-starred Le Bernardin, Mario Batali restaurants and he also worked for Scott Conant.

“I’m very excited to open Alici. Amalfi owns my heart and I can’t wait to bring authentic coastal Italian cuisine to Atlanta. I have two good passions in life, Italian food and seafood and it’s about time I bring them together!” – Chef Pat Pascarella

931 Monroe Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

THANKSGIVING ROUND-UP 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21

A round-up of all things Thanksgiving.

Hampton + Hudson’s Thanksgiving To-Go + Thanksgiving Day Offering

The community bar and grill will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day and offer a limited menu until 11pm, featuring burgers, mac & cheese, wings, fries and a Thanksgiving Place Special. For $25, the plate includes sliced turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, a roll and pumpkin pie cheesecake. Items can also be ordered individually as sides, and the restaurant will offer drink specials and play the evening’s football games on all TVs.

Just Announced! – Le Bilboquet’s Thanksgiving Offering

Le Bilboquet will be open from noon to 8pm on Thanksgiving Day and serve a three-course prix fixe menu to enjoy at the restaurant or to-go. Menu highlights include Wagyu Beef Tartare and Butternut Squash & Mushroom Velouté for starters, Pan Seared Tuna Loin with barbeque sauce, orange segments, diced tomatoes, black olives & micro cilantro, and Traditional Roasted Turkey with homemade stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, sauteed brussel sprouts butternut squash, celeriac confit & gravy on the entree side and Almond Pear Tart with Caramel Ice Cream for dessert. The menu here is $85 per adult; a kid’s menu is $25 per child. To-go orders will be accepted through November 21 at 5pm.

Dantanna’s Thanksgiving To-Go
Take the stress of preparing the perfect feast away and let Dantanna’s do the cooking this Thanksgiving. Spend more quality time with friends and family this year and take home a fully prepared, delicious meal to feed up to four people. For $189, diners can delight in a traditional, three-course Thanksgiving meal and choose a soup or salad, four sides, and a whole bird flavored with a choice of roasted sage butter, house rubbed and slow smoked hickory, or flash-fried in zero trans-fat soybean oil. Satisfy sweet tooth cravings with a choice of apple cobbler or pumpkin pie for dessert. All orders must be placed online at dantannas.com by November 15, 2021. Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 around Lenox Road NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information, visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873. 

Dantannas Thanksgiving To-Go Menu: 

Soup or Salad
(Choose One) 
Caesar Salad 
House Salad 
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
Seafood Stew 

Turkey 
Whole Turkey (12 lb. average) 
(Choice of: sage butter roasted, house rubbed and slow hickory smoked, or flash-fried in zero trans-fat soybean oil) 
House-Made Cranberry Sauce 
Yeast Rolls 
Brown Gravy 

Sides
(Choose Four) 
Dressing 
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes 
Green Beans 
Brussel Sprouts 
Southern Fried Corn 
Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Dessert
(Choose One) 
Apple Cobbler 
Pumpkin Pie
 
STK Thanksgiving
 
here is always something to be thankful for at STK Atlanta, especially a decadent Thanksgiving meal. Beginning on Thursday, November 25 through Sunday, November 28, 2021, guests are invited to indulge in Thanksgiving specials in a chic, high-energy atmosphere or take it to-go. Known for its signature and seasonal offerings, STK will be serving a roasted free range Turkey with all the trimmings, including cornbread, sage stuffing, shallot and thyme confit thighs, sautéed green beans, maple baked sweet potato, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, classic gravy, and cranberry-orange chutney for $59 per person. The little turkeys, 12 and under, can also enjoy these offerings for $29. Finishing the holiday on a sweet note, a slice of delicious spiced pumpkin pie candied with ginger cream and crunchy caramel honeycomb is available for $12 per slice. Those wanting to relax at home can order a takeout dinner for two for $119, which includes a slice of pie. Pre-orders begin on Monday, November 15th, and must be picked up on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th, during select times. Thanksgiving Day hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a live DJ starting at noon so guests can toast to the holiday season. 
 
For more information, to make a reservation or place an order, visit https://stksteakhouse.com/venues/atlanta/ or call 404-793-0144.
Mindy Osler 

Now Available for Pre-Order! – Thanksgiving Pies at South Main Kitchen

For Thanksgiving this year, guests can pre-order a variety of fresh, homemade pies from Pastry Chef Elise Vitale. Guests have the choice of Apple Pie for $30, Chocolate Pumpkin Brûlée for $25 and Bourbon Steen’s Pecan Pie for $25, or pre-order all three for $70. Orders can be placed over the phone or by emailing info@southmainkitchen.com.

Holiday Offerings at Cremalosa

The gelateria from gelato master and acclaimed Atlanta food writer Meridith Ford in Decatur is excited to announce its holiday offerings for Thanksgiving and throughout December. The gelateria is featuring The Cremalosa Holiday Marketplace, presenting fresh and frozen baked goods to enjoy throughout the season and at holiday meals, plus seasonal gelato flavors, an affogato bar and a warming fire pit on the patio. The Marketplace offers cinnamon buns, mini pies, holiday cookie bars and special holiday-themed gelato cakes, in addition to holiday gelato flavors such as Gingersnap, Maple Mascarpone, Spice Cake and Orange Vanilla. Items are now available in-house in a limited amount and can be pre-ordered online at Cremalosa.com

For Thanksgiving, Hummingbird Cakes – a Southern favorite filled with Maple Mascarpone gelato – and mini pumpkin pies will be available for purchase in the shop Wednesday, November 17 through Wednesday, November 24, on a first come, first served basis. From December 1 through 23, Peppermint Fudge Brownies, mini pecan pies, cinnamon buns and Gelato Spice Cakes filled with Vanilla-Orange gelato will be available for in-store purchases or pre-order online. Plus, White Chocolate Peppermint gelato will make its debut in December.

Sugar Factory Milkshake!

November, Sugar Factory Atlanta has rolled out its Gobble Gobble Milkshake- a decadent pumpkin spice shake that tastes like fall in a glass. This milkshake combines velvety smooth vanilla ice cream and chunks of homemade pumpkin pie. It’s served in a milk chocolate ganache coated mug, decorated with candy pumpkins and topped with a slice of pumpkin pie, whipped cream and a dark chocolate turkey. This dessert combines two of fall’s most iconic desserts: pumpkin pie and ice cream! 

Atlas + The Garden Room

Atlas at St. Regis will be offering a $145 per person Thanksgiving dine-in, three-course feast including choices like choices like oyster Rockefeller, turkey with truffle mousse, pumpkin risotto, and pumpkin pie. Each guest will be given turkey, stuffing, gravy + bread to be able to make a “leftovers” sandwich the next day, recipe card included. There will also be 3 levels of wine pairings available, pricing varies by level. The Garden Room will also be open with a la carte options and a family-style turkey available to order for the table. Both Atlas and The Garden Room open at 4 p.m. Call 404-600-6471 or make online reservations at Atlas and Garden Room.

Varuni Napoli

The Varuni at-home pizza kit is available for purchase for $80 and includes a can of Varuni branded tomatoes, 4 balls of dough, flour, basil, Pecorino Romano, buffalo mozzarella, EVOO imported from Sorrento and detailed instructions from Chef Luca himself. Patrons can purchase by calling 404-709-2690 at least 24-hrs in advance, pick up at Midtown location only. Additionally, Varuni offers a Varuni holiday bundle with the pizza kit, 6-pack cannoli kit and a 6-pack to-go cocktail pack for $165, as well as a 6-pack cannoli $30, 12-pack cannoli $50 and 6-pack to-go cocktails $70 individually. Same ordering and picking up instructions.

­Vinings Jubilee’s Southern Baked Pie

Ordering for Thanksgiving pies is now open, and they have lots of yummy offerings to pick from like Salted Caramel Dutch Apple Pie, Caramel Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, and even savory pies as well! There are physical locations in Vinings Jubilee, Gainsville, Alpharetta and Buckhead, and online ordering is available too. For online ordering arrival by Thanksgiving, patrons must select Nov. 15, 16, or 17 for ship date.

Vinings Jubilee’s Whimsy Cookie Co.

Vinings Jubilee’s Whimsy Cookie Co. is offering custom decorated Thanksgiving cookies like pumpkins, leaves, turkeys and more! Four day noticed needed for Thanksgiving pre-orders. Pick up before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Vinings Jubilee’s Paces & Vine

Make your reservations now for a Thanksgiving Day celebratory feast. Paces & Vine will be featuring a traditional family-style Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, mashed potatoes, croissants, fall salad, pumpkin pie, and more, from 12-6 p.m. The cost is $65 per adult, $25 per kid ages 6-12 and $55 for to-go.