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VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND-UP 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/23

Fall in Love in February at Amore e Amore

Experience the taste of Italy and the celebration of love at Amore e Amore in Inman Park throughout the entire month of February. With a name that means “love and more love”, it’s no surprise the Italian ristorante’s dining room will be adorned with Cupid-approved decorations and feature a multi-course Valentine’s Day menu along with a la carte dinner offerings from Friday, February 1st to Saturday, February 28th. Whether toasting to Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or any day of the year, Amore e Amore provides unparalleled dining experiences that promise not to leave lovers, family and friends heartbroken. The multi-course For Lovers Only Valentine’s Day Menu includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and is $150 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. 

For Lovers Only 

Valentine’s Day Menu

Antipasto – Cold

Reggiano Parmigiano, Pesto & House Marinated Olives 

Classic Caesar Salad

Imported Italian Cold Cuts

Antipasto – Hot

Potato Croquettes 

Homemade Meatballs

Pasta

Heart Shaped Cheese Ravioli ala Vodka

Intermezzo

Homemade Lemon Sorbet & Vodka

Entree Choices

Chicken Parmigiana

Maine Lobster Tails Fra Diavolo

Lamb Osso Bucco

Black Angus Filet Mignon in Vecchia Romagna Brandy with Mushrooms

Dolce

Assortment of Homemade Desserts

Glass of Bubbly 

$150.00 per person plus alcohol, tax & gratuity. 

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.amoreeamore.com or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.

Sugar Factory’s Crazy for You Insane Milkshake

Kick off the month of LOVE with Sugar Factory Atlanta’s Crazy for You Insane Milkshake available through February 28th 

The Crazy For You Insane Milkshake is made with a blend of strawberry ice cream and New York cheesecake, and served in a red chocolate mug. Topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, M&M’s, chocolate hearts and gumdrops, and served with two straws, it’s perfect for sharing with your sweetheart!

Atrium

Sun., Feb. 12, 12-4pm – Valentine’s Day “Love Is In The Air” Drag BrunchHosted by drag queens Arrianna Paris and Tatyana Tuesday Dickerson, this special brunch will celebrate the season of love. Guests can enjoy brunch favorites like Challah French Toast with poached strawberries, whipped mascarpone & vanilla maple syrup and The Beltline Sandwich with brown sugar bacon, hashbrown, pickled green tomato, red onion, fried egg & greens for this Valentine’s edition of their classic brunch. Reservations are available here.

Mon., Feb. 13 – Galentine’s Day Dessert + Drink Special

In celebration of love & friendship for Galentine’s Day, Atrium invites guests and their gal pals to enjoy “Love Is In the Air” Dessert + Drink Specials for $21. Suggested pairings include Bananas Foster & Original Punch, Chocolate Tart & Polibbean Punch and Creme Brulee & American Punch. Reservations can be made here.

Tues., Feb. 14 – Atrium’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Whether guests are enjoying dinner for two or a night out with other couples or friends, Atrium is the perfect gathering spot to dine for the occasion. The restaurant will be featuring a “Love Is In the Air” cocktail special: The Lover’s Rock – an exotic daiquiri, that’s a little bitter and a little sweet, just like love. Reservations can be made here.

Aziza

1170 Howell Mill Road Suite P10b

Tues., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Tasting MenuCelebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course menu from Executive Chef Raul Dominguez & Pastry Chef Nikki Sardon. The prix-fixe menu will be $95 per person with standout dishes like the Lobster Kreplach featuring scallop, preserved lemon butter & parsnip and the Wagyu Strip served with potatoes, feta, kataifi & red chermoula. Reservations are available here.

Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – Special Valentine’s Day Menu at Lazy Betty

Celebrate love the decedent way at Lazy Betty! The restaurant will feature a specialty menu, prepared only for Valentines Day, complete with caviar, foie gras and more, plus elevated wine pairings featuring rare and allocated wines. Tickets are available HERE for $325 – refundable until 7 days prior only. Wine pairings can be purchased in-house the day of the reservation for $175. 

  • Westholme Wagyu Tartar with oyster mayo, miso cured yolk, snail caviar & bitter greens
  • Foie Gras with raspberry terrine, honey poached raspberry, Sicilian pistachio & basil
  • Sunchoke Tortellini with caviar, santa barbara uni & creme fraiche
  • Marrow Poached Kingfish with shoyu vinaigrette, avocado, wasabi & pickled radish
  • Nantucket Bay Scallop with Granny Smith apple vierge, finger lime, yuzu, shiso & D.O.P. olive oil
  • Crown Roasted Dry age Duck with sweet potato & duck confit Tartlette & satsuma mandarin & sauce Bigarade
  • Passionfruit Curd with coconut granita
  • Chocolate Strawberry Mousse with chocolate cake & strawberry ice cream

Chocolate Bonbon Boxes from Lazy Betty – Lazy Betty is offering boxes of handcrafted bonbons for this Valentine’s Day! Pick-up will be available on Tuesday, February 14 from 1-6pm. Available for $20, each box will include four pieces:

  • Matcha White Chocolate Bonbon
  • Baileys Bonbon
  • Strawberry Chocolate Fudge Bonbon
  • Cherry Yuzu Bonbon

Orders will be available for purchase here. There is a 48-hour lead time on orders. Please email rudy.santos@lazybettyatl.com with any questions. 

Lapeer Steak and Seafood: Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – “Lapeer’s Lovers Club”

Lapeer Steak & Seafood will be offering Chef Specials for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are open now and can be made here. Alongside the regular menu, special dishes will include: 

  • Crispy Whole Branzino with sauce piccata, shaved fennel, herbs, capers, grilled lemon and  1980’s Lumberjack
  • Shrimp Tempura add on to your Choice of Steak: Tempura Battered Shrimp with chili and salt

Ponce City Market

Now – Supplies Last – Curated Gifts and Limited Edition Bonbons from French Broad Chocolates

French Broad Chocolates has created several beautifully curated gifts featuring their limited edition Passionfruit and Chocolate Cherry bonbons along with classic favorites like Caramelized Hazelnuts and luscious Sipping Chocolate. Beautiful gift sets, little blue boxes of bonbons, chocolate bar collections and chocolate-covered treats; each gift is handcrafted with love and ready to be shared. Visit the Ponce City Market boutique store or order online HERE before they sell out. Supplies are limited so be a lover not a procrastinator and get orders in soon! Images can be found here.

Through Sat., Feb. 18 – Single & Bitter Pop-Up at Biltong Bar

Love is in the air at Biltong Bar! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Biltong Bar transforms into a Single & Bitter pop-up that will run through February 18! The Single & Bitter experience will offer spectacular Valentine’s themed craft cocktails along with festive decor throughout the space.

9 Mile Station Igloos at THE ROOF at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Roof is excited to bring Igloo experiences, made famous by the Skate The Sky holiday season, back to 9 Mile Station for Valentine’s Day 2023. Expect stunning 360-degree views of the city and a dining experience perfect for a Valentine’s date or a night out with friends. Each private Igloo includes a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a five-course, prix-fixe menu for each guest, carefully curated wine pairings and a dozen roses for the table to take home. Igloos are available to book HERE. Dates open for the experience include Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14.

There will also be a prix-fixe dinner experience inside 9 Mile Station on The Roof, coupled with optional wine pairings, cocktails and beer suggestions from their award-winning beverage team. This unique curated dining experience is a perfect way to celebrate the evening.

Donut Boxes at Five Daughters Bakery 

Sign up for their mailing list to receive the flavor reveal! Boxes will be available only for pre-orders and can be picked up in store on February 12, 13 and 14. 

Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – Special Flavors at Honeysuckle Gelato

Limited-time Valentine’s Day flavors will be made in small batches and available from February 10 through February 14 only. The flavors include:

  • Rose Petal Raspberrygelato made from steeping actual rose petals at the dairy base, then churned and layered with homemade raspberry jam
  • White Chocolate Cherrywhite chocolate gelato with an amarena cherry swirl

Food & Drink Specials at Umbrella Bar

Umbrella Bar will be offering bouquets of Korean corndogs for two wrapped in pink and red Valentine’s butcher paper, plus a drink special for couples and a drink special for singles.

City Winery Atlanta

Sun., Feb. 12, noon – Trey Daniels Valentine’s Day Jazz Brunch

Valentine’s Day Specials from Fresh HarvestFood-lovers can make this Valentine’s Day special with new items from Fresh Harvest including heart-shaped ravioli from Pasta Mami and filet mignon specials from Hunter Cattle plus a selection of cards and romantic candles. Available to order here beginning January 30.

Guests can enjoy a brunch buffet at City Winery Atlanta while taking in a romantic jazz performance by Trey Daniels beginning at noon. Soloist, composer, soulful bandleader and award-winning saxophonist Trey Daniels is an inspiration for his generation in jazz, funk, R&B and Hip Hop. The Florida native and Atlanta resident blends his experience with captivating energy while creating beautiful soundscapes across genres. In Daniels’ recent 2021 release, he draws on his influences from the likes of Stevie Wonder, H.E.R., Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett and Miles Davis to embody vibrant and relentless creativity. Ticket price does not include brunch buffet or gratuity – tickets can be purchased here for $30-35.

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HEARTS ARE AFLUTTER OVER VALENTINE’S DAY MEALS AND SPECIALS

Atlanta Restaurants Entice Guests for Romantic Nights Out

There’s more to love than ever at Atlanta restaurants this Valentine’s Day. Atlanta chefs lure guests with a variety of sweet deals and swoon-worthy special menus. From Galentine’s night out at HOBNOB and multi-course meals at Aria and 5Church to live music and dancing at Sankranti and festive pop-up experiences at The Blind Cupid and Virtue Rooftop, Atlanta restaurants are spreading the love throughout Valentine’s week.  

Buckhead

Cupid is paying a visit to 5Church Buckhead on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is offering a romantic four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings for $100 per person with a half-bottle of Champagne per couple and $120 per person with a full bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu highlights include scallop crudo, sweet potato bisque, fig salad, shrimp and grits, duck confit tagliatelle, beet risotto, filet mignon, black cod, Springer Mountain Farms chicken with blue grits aligot, and dessert. The regular menu will not be offered. Make reservations online.

Love is in the air at Aria in Buckhead. The elegant restaurant lures guests on Valentine’s Day with a four-course prix fixe menu with multiple options. The cost is $115 per person, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations start at 5:30 p.m. and can be made online

Gypsy Kitchen transports guests to the Mediterranean for a culinary adventure this Valentine’s Day. The Buckhead Village eatery will be showcasing its classic dinner menu along with curated chef features, innovative cocktails and a romantic setting. Chef features include a seafood lobster paella, shrimp, and crab fritters, grilled 16-ounce prime New York steak and a seared duck breast with brown butter parsnip purée. Make reservation online.

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill whisks guests away to the beach for a relaxing date night this Valentine’s Day. The neighborhood beach house will feature its classic menu along with specials including sesame honey-glazed grilled salmon served over a bed of spinach aglio ($26.95) and grilled whole Maine lobster served on baked fettuccine with heirloom tomatoes and feta ($56.95). Reservations can be made online.

Love is making the rounds at The Blind Cupid, the Valentine’s pop-up bar at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar.  Hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike will go wild for this popular experience that brings Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle with a menu of festive drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor. The Blind Cupid will be open for a brief fling beginning Jan. 20 through the end of February. In January, days and hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. until late. In February, The Blind Cupid will be open seven days a week including Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13) and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Reservations are strongly recommended, and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Southern Gentleman presents a four-course meal on Feb. 14 that will sweep guests off their feet. Highlights include white truffle crostini, whipped pimento cheese and piccalilli relish; grilled jumbo shrimp with smoked tomato butter and sopping toast; white corn soup with black truffle and cornbread croutons; seared dayboat scallops with parsnip puree, savoy spinach and curry fried shallots; grilled pork tenderloin with sweet potato grits, spring vegetables, Marsala cream and demi; and choice of chocolate ganache tart or vanilla bean cheesecake for dessert. Cost is $79 per person excluding tax and gratuity. View the full menu and make reservations online

Storico Fresco marks the season of amore with a special heart-shaped ravioli available Feb. 7-17. The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Reservations can be made online.

Italian wine bar Storico Vino is decorating with a “San Valentino” theme and bring back its heart-shaped ravioli over Feb. 7-17 (including Monday, Feb. 13 when normally closed to give guests and extra day to celebrate). The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Storico’s ravioli pairs perfectly with the eatery’s selection of Italian wines and classic Italian cocktails. Reservations can be made online.

West Midtown

Traditional Italian restaurant Forza Storico is serving its menu of classic Roman dishes along with a heart-shaped ravioli special over Feb. 7-17 (including Monday, Feb. 13 when normally closed to give guests and extra day to celebrate). The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Reservations can be made online.

Your 3rd Spot invites guests to ditch traditional chocolates and flowers this Valentine’s Day and celebrate love with a fun gaming experience, world-class food, and incredible vibes. Located in The Works on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, Your 3rd Spot is the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused bowling, arcade, darts, curling and more experience with five-star food and drinks. Couples, singles, families and friends can book online for an unforgettable Valentine’s game night with seatings from 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. The cost is $113 and includes a specialty menu, gaming passes and two specialty cocktails. The exclusive excursion promises plenty of room for Instagrammable photos and TikTok videos.

Midtown

5Church Midtown rolls out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day with a romantic four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings for $100 per person with a half-bottle of Champagne per couple and $120 per person with a full bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu highlights include scallop crudo, sweet potato bisque, fig salad, shrimp and grits, duck confit tagliatelle, beet risotto, filet mignon, black cod, Springer Mountain Farms chicken with blue grits aligot and dessert. The regular menu will not be offered. Reservations can be made online. Upstairs, Virtue Rooftop, the sexiest rooftop bar in Midtown, transforms into a Be My Valentine pop-up bar over Feb. 2-19. From 5 p.m. until late, guests will step into a world of romance boasting love-inspired cocktails perfect for couples or those embracing the single life; indulgent foods from sweet treats to personal fondue stations; and a rotating playlist guaranteed to set the mood. Be My Valentine pop-up is first come, first served for those 21 and older.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar, the Atlanta dining institution located inside the historic Georgian Terrace hotel, spreads the Valentine’s Day love over three evenings, Feb. 10 and 11 from 5-11 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 5-10 p.m. Executive chef Steven Meese has planned a prix fixe menu showcasing a mixture of local and European influences. Highlights include she-crab soup with sherry foam and chives; tuna crudo with ponzu, pickled cucumber and matcha crisp; filet and butter-poached lobster with saffron risotto and sugar snap peas; rack of lamb with pecan gremolata, farro, roasted winter vegetables and lamb jus; a special heart-shaped dessert and more. The cost is $150 per person, and reservations can be made online.

Poncey-Highland

Normally closed on Tuesday, Southern Belle + Georgia Boy welcomes diners on Valentine’s Day. Southern Belle will serve a five-course tasting menu with upgrades available, and Georgia Boy will serve its normal tasting menu. Make reservations for Southern Belle and Georgia Boy online.

Alpharetta/Johns Creek

Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar spreads the love with a variety of specials over Feb. 10-14. For starters, guests can splurge on caviar service boasting Osetra golden caviar with classic accoutrements and house-made blini ($130); add two glasses of Champagne for an additional $30. Oyster specials include four roasted West Coast oysters with Champagne foam ($17) and West Coast oysters with house mignonette and cocktail sauce (six for $19 or 12 for $35). The entrée special features braised short rib ossobuco for two with orzo pasta, crispy shallots, and jus ($79) and chocolate-covered strawberries (six for $8 or 10 for $10) or chocolate ganache hearts (two for $16) for dessert. Sparkling, white, red and a supersonic wine flight also will be available ($23-$60). Reservations can be made online.

Ocean & Acre is popping some bubbly and bringing on the seafood towers for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. The Alpharetta eatery celebrating fare from land and sea is featuring its classic menu in addition to chef specials including pan-seared Chilean sea bass ($48), lemon rosemary rack of lamb ($52) and a surf and turf with a six-ounce center-cut filet and lobster tail ($45). In addition to wine specials, Ocean & Acre is mixing a special Cupid’s Kiss cocktail made with tequila, triple sec, lime, strawberry puree, coconut cream and garnished with coconut flaked rim and strawberry heart ($15). Make your reservations online

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Sankranti invites guests to a Valentine’s night to remember. Guests will start the night with a special four-course dinner in the candle-lit restaurant. Along with dinner, there will be live music, dancing and special giveaways. Reservations for groups of two, four or six can be made online; reservations for odd-numbered parties or parties larger than six can be made by calling 770-242-6899.

Crabapple

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails invites guests to cozy up with a special someone over a three-course prix fixe dinner on Feb. 13 and 14. The unforgettable evening costs $85 per person. Reservations can be made online.

Multiple Locations

Valentine’s celebrations begin early at all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations. The Atlantic Station and Halcyon locations are throwing a Galentine’s Party on Saturday, Feb. 11 with ladies’ night and Champagne flight specials, $5 sweetheart shots and DJ tunes starting at 8 p.m. Admission is free with reservation: Atlantic Station reservation and Halcyon reservation. Over Feb. 11-14, Brookhaven and Perimeter locations invite guests for dinner along with Champagne flight specials and $5 sweetheart shots. On Feb. 14, all locations will offer Valentine’s trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. with bonus prizes for couples. Reservations can be made online

Marlow’s Tavern sets forth a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu for lovebirds. Among the options are jumbo lump crab cake, warm brie fondue, classic Caesar salad, grilled center-cut filet with broccoli casserole, pumpkin-crusted trigger fish and warm molten chocolate cake. The cost is $45 per person and $65 with wine pairings. Menus may vary by location so guests are encouraged to call their neighborhood tavern for more details and make reservations online

NaanStop gets in on the Valentine’s Day action with a February buy one, get one free promotion. Diners who purchase an entrée, side and a drink will get a free entrée for their date or friend. Naanstop serves a mouthwatering menu of naan wraps, rice bowls and fresh salads and more. NaanStop’s promotion is available only to loyalty members and runs through Feb.15; guests can sign up for the program when checking out.

For those looking for a lowkey, romantic Valentine’s Day without reservations, waits and crowds, Postino WineCafe’s date night to-go packs are just the solution. Options include “Takeout & Make Out” with one Snacky Thing, a bruschetta, a board and a salad ($55/feeds two) and “Snacks in The City” with three Snacky Things, a bruschetta, a board and salad ($80/feeds four-six). Don’t forget the wine: guests can add select bottles to go for $24 each. Postino’s Valentine’s specials are available for takeout only at both locations—Buckhead and newly opened West Midtown—Feb. 6-17, and orders can be placed online. Postino is always the perfect destination for groups of friends to gather, pop bottles, have snacks and enjoy one another’s company, and Wine Cult memberships make a perfect gift for a special someone.

Out of Town

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in Black Mountain, North Carolina, lures guests for a Valentine’s Day getaway and romantic dinner. Guests will cozy up with a special prix fixe menu for $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make reservations online.

DISTILLERY OF MODERN ART EVENTS JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/16/23

DISTILLERY OF MODERN ART CONTINUES TOP SHELF COMEDY SERIES   

Stand-Up Comedy Show Serving Up Laughs, Cocktails, Art and More    

Thursday, January 19, 2023 From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Atlanta, GA (January 12, 2023) - As we enter in to a new year, Distillery of Modern Art continues its Top Shelf Comedy series, a monthly stand-up show featuring the best of Atlanta’s comedians. On Thursday, January 19th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, host Amy Brown and comedians Amanda Marks, Carlette Jennings and Paul Ollinger will deliver a healthy serving of non stop laughs. Seating is first come, first served, so guests are encouraged to arrive early to grab a craft cocktail and mingle with fellow comedy lovers. Beyond the signature drinks made with in-house spirits, mocktails from Distillery of Modern Art’s zero-proof menu are available for guests as well as snacks, cheese, charcuterie and sweets from The Spotted Trotter. Tickets for Top Shelf Comedy are available for $20 for ages 21 and up. For more information visit or to purchase tickets, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-shelf-comedy-at-distillery-of-modern-art-tickets-485444747307 or call  404-482-2663. Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook and on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart.   

Next Top Shelf Comedy event will be on Feb 23rd!

Photo cred: Sarah Hanna

VALENTINE’S DAY CALLIGRAPHY CLASS

Sun., Feb.. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Tickets above.

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special and gift a hand written love letter. Come alone to learn how to write a letter in modern calligraphy or bring your lover with you as a cute Valentine’s Day activity.

In this class, you’ll learn the basic process of building letters in modern styles with guides, worksheets, and instruction. You’ll also receive a beginner kit of calligraphy materials including a pen holder, nibs, ink, and of course paper. During the last portion of class I’ll walk you through creating a layout for your letter and how to apply the skills you learned to a final piece.

No prior calligraphy experience is necessary. We’ll be covering how to use the materials as well as how to build letters, write words, and layout a final piece of calligraphy.

TICKETS INCLUDE:

  • 2 hours of instruction
  • building letters worksheet
  • guidelines worksheet
  • Valentine’s Day card templates
  • beginner kit (straight holder, 3 starter nibs, 1 pot of black sumi ink, 1 pot of red ink)
  • one mocktail or cocktail

GALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

Mon., Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tickets above.

Join Cookies By Jenny for a fun evening of decorating Galentine’s Day cookies at the wonderful Distillery of Modern Art in Chamblee!

Your ticket includes the delicious signature cocktail “Chamblee ’22,” and everything needed to decorate 6 festive cookies.

No experience necessary. Must be 21+

VALENTINE’S DAY COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING

Tue., Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m.

Tickets above.

Join Chef Naina Bhedwar, Culinary Instructor, Personal Chef and all-round spice expert, for a delicious Valentine’s Day experience at Distillery of Modern Art.

Your palate will be enticed with an entertaining and information-packed Cooking Demonstration and Tasting, featuring both a savory and sweet treat drawing on Chef Naina’s Persian background. Distillery of Modern Art will round out this offering with two beautifully paired cocktails to complete the experience.

Valentine’s Day is all about love so come and share our love for delectable food, refreshing tipples and togetherness!

Tickets are $50/person and include:

Focaccia | saffron cream cheese | delicate pickled vegetables
Persian Love Cake | citrus crème fraiche

Two cocktail samples

(Please note: the menu is vegetarian, and includes eggs, dairy, gluten, and nuts. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated).

LOVE AND CELEBRATION ARE ON TAP AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA THIS FEBRUARY

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

Cobb County’s fan-favorite sports and entertainment destination welcomes guests for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, the Big Game and more

The Battery Atlanta has lined up a heartwarming mix of events and offerings the community is sure to swoon over this month. From devouring special Valentine’s Day menus at C. Ellet’s and EATaliano and sipping cocktails at CRÚ Food & Wine Bar to cheering on the teams during the Big Game at Live! and Yard House, The Battery Atlanta provides guests with a plentitude of possibilities for a memorable month! Music enthusiasts can also visit the Coca-Cola Roxy for live performances from artists like Nicky Jam and Hippie Sabotage.

Outdoor Activities:

Cornhole ATL 2022 Winter League
Every Tuesday through March 1

A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the winter season’s final tournament on March 1. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Select Restaurant Promotions:

Toast to Love at Silverspot Cinema
Thursday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb. 15

Catch a new flick and toast to love with prosecco for two, fresh strawberries and four chocolate truffles for $20.

Let’s Celebrate Love at C. Ellet’s
Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14

C. Ellet’s special menu will make this Valentine’s Day celebration mouthwatering with exclusive offerings, including the Flaming Black Forest Dessert, along with other steakhouse favorites.

Date Night Package at Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite
Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14

Couples can score a Valentine’s Weekend Date Night Package ($160) that includes 90 minutes in an interactive suite and a prix fix dinner for two. Reserve a spot here!

Big Game Bash at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m.

Sports enthusiast are invited to watch the LA Rams go head-to-head against the Cincinnati Bengals – along with the most talked about commercials – on the biggest TV in the Southeast. The football festivities will also include drink specials, themed prizes and more!

Wine, Dine & Be Mine at CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
Monday, Feb. 14

CRÚ’s chefs have sweetened the evening with a four-course prix fix menu ($60). Guests will savor decadent dishes including prosciutto wrapped jumbo shrimp, pan seared Alaskan halibut and more. Specials and a la carte menu also available.

Music Bingo at ASW Distillery
Every Thursday at 7-9 p.m.

Guests can sing along and dance to an engaging playlist of back-to-back song clips while they check off song titles during an exciting game of Music Bingo.

Silent Saturdays at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.

Attendees are invited to grab a pair of headphones and dance the night away to groovy music while enjoying drink specials and plenty of great late-night vibes.

Mardi Gras Live! at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m.

Party goers can groove to live music, indulge in authentic Cajun dishes and drink specials, sip on hurricanes and more at a night full of French Quarter fun. Tickets for Mardi Gras Live! can be purchased here.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:

The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a full variety of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of music to the stage for guests to discover. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Nicky Jam Infinity Tour
    Thursday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Rock 100.5 Presents Daughtry: The Dearly Beloved Tour
    Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Hippie Sabotage
    Friday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Marina: Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land Tour
    Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

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. 

CELEBRATE GALENTINE’S DAY AT WILD HEAVEN BEER BREWERIES

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

Flower Crown Making Classes With Fauna & Fig Featuring Brews, Bites, and More
 
Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, 2022
Tickets here.
 
There’s no better excuse to celebrate an inner circle of besties than Galentine’s Day, and Wild Heaven Beer is hosting two special parties in honor of the occasion. On Friday, February 11th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wild Heaven Beer West End Brewery & Gardens will have its first Galentine’s Day Party featuring a flower crown-making class led by Tabatha Terpstra of Fauna & Fig, a DIY fanatic and all-star hostess known for teaching others to create a home and garden they love with their own two hands. For $39, guests will receive all dried flower crown making supplies, three drink tickets for Wild Heaven beer, hard seltzer and cocktails, a tarot card reading, and can grab memorable pics in a Galentine’s-themed photo booth. Wild Heaven West End will also be offering a special cheese & meat board for two along with their regular menu. 
On Saturday, February 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., brunch lovers are invited to Wild Heaven Beer’s Avondale location for the sixth installment of their Galentine’s Day party also featuring Tabatha Terpstra’s flower crown-making class. For $39, each participant will receive all dried flower crown making supplies, three drink tickets for beer, hard seltzer and cocktails, a special additional craft, and be the first to try Wild Heaven’s Galentine’s Day Cherry Hibiscus Sour Ale. For an additional $10, guests can indulge on tasty treats from Nana G’s Chicken & Waffles food truck.
Wild Heaven Beer West End Brewery & Gardens – 2/11/2022 at 7 p.m.
1020 White Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
 
Wild Heaven Beer Avondale – 2/12/2022 at 11 a.m.

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.

VALENTINES DAY ROUND-UP 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/21

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at TWO urban licks: 

Following the holiday of giving comes the holiday of sharing, and no one understands this quite like TWO urban licks. Add some heat to this year’s Valentine’s Day with TWO’s wood-fired cuisine, live rotating rotisseries, and unparalleled views of Atlanta’s skyline. Available on Sunday, February 14th, friends and couples can enjoy a live music performance while indulging in a seasonal a la carte menu created by Executive Chef Matt Weinstein that’s meant for sharing including Veal Shank, Crispy Flounder, and a 48 oz. Prime Porterhouse. Lovebirds celebrating throughout the weekend can nosh on dishes including, Burrata with Rosemary Focaccia, BBQ Jerked Shrimp, Baked Lobster Ziti, 32 oz. Cowboy Ribeye, and sweeten the night with a Strawberry Cupcake.  A credit card is required to secure each reservation.  To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit  twourbanlicks.com.  TWO  urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.
 
S’more Love From Red’s Beer Garden: 
Red’s Beer Garden has dessert covered for Valentine’s Day. Besties and lovers are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with Red’s Beer Garden’s At-Home S’more Kit. The kit includes s’mores supplies for two, roasting sticks, date night card, a four-pack of Flying Embers Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha and a four-pack of Wild Leap Rollin’ Deeper Cinnamon Roll Stout. Online ordering starts February 1, 2021. Kits are $25. Pick up at Red’s Beer Garden. To order, visit toasttab.com/redsbeergarden. Red’s Beer Garden is conveniently located in Benteen Park at 1328 Boulevard SE Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information call Red’s Beer Garden at 770.637.2299 or visit redsbeergarden.com
 
Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day with Dantanna’s: 

Friends and lovers are invited to indulge in a special three-course meal this Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at Dantanna’s in Buckhead. Whether lovebirds are getting cozy by the fire at home or dining in, guests can choose from a salad, entree, and dessert made with love by Executive Chef Brand Parker. Salad options include a choice of a wedge, Caesar, or strawberry-spinach with a raspberry vinaigrette. Split an entree of Surf & Turf for $149, Cioppino with fresh fish, shrimp, king crab, and lobster for $99, Rosemary Chicken or Pepper Salmon for $69. Finish the night on a sweet note with a choice of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding, decadent Chocolate Bourbon Pie, or Passionfruit Creme Brule. Guests can pair this special menu with pink bubbles, a Gruet “Sauvage Rose” for $50, or choose from Dantanna’s extensive wine, cocktail, and beer list. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation visit ww.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873.

 
Swipe Right On STK’s New Date Night Menu:
Looking for a memorable date spot? STK Atlanta has it covered. Whether it’s Galentine’s Day with friends, a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, or simply a night out in Midtown, STK is known for its charismatic ambiance and exceptional steak and seafood offerings created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio.  Introducing Date Night at STK, diners can now dive into a curated, three-course menu for just $69 per person every Sunday through Wednesday. The new Date Night menu features signature favorites including Crispy Calamari, Lil’ BRGs, Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, and more. To make Date Night even sweeter, guests can also imbibe on a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé for $99.
 
STK’S DATE NIGHT MENU
Choose One:
 
Crispy Calamari
Lil’ BRGs
Jalapeño Pickled Shrimp Cocktail
 
Choose Two:
6oz. Filet
7 oz. NY Strip
Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
Maple Rub Ora King Salmon
 
Sides:
Tater Tots | Asparagus
 
The Closer:
Bag O’Donuts

For more information or to make a reservation, visit  www.stkhouse.com  or call 404-793-0144. STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development.

 

BAFFI

Fri., Feb. 12 & Sat., Feb 13 – Valentine’s Weekend Four-Course Menu at Baffi, Available for To-Go & In-Restaurant Dining

To celebrate the holiday, Baffi is offering a special, four-course prix fixe menu in addition to their regular menu for takeout and in-restaurant dining on February 12 and 13! The menu here welcomes parties of two to share a Burst Tomato Pizza with burrata and basil, plus their famed JW Kale Salad and Roasted Oysters. Each guest will select an entree – Mushroom and Lemon Conserva Gnocchi with herbs and parmesan, JW Chicken with rosemary potatoes and salsa verde, Cast Iron Trout with braised collards and meyer lemon vinaigrette or Wood Grilled Hanger Steak with romesco, charred carrots and broccoli – before splitting Pistachio Cake featuring lemon curd and pistachio buttercream for dessert. The menu is $55 per person, and three wine pairings are available for in-restaurant guests for $35 each. Reservations can be booked here, and all to-go orders must be placed by emailing hello@baffiatlanta.com with menu selections, dietary restrictions, preferred pick-up time/date and a phone number by noon on Thursday, February 11.

 

HAMPTON + HUDSON

Sat., Feb. 13 – Hampton + Hudson’s Galentine’s Day Brunch & To-Go Packages

Hampton + Hudson’s annual Galentine’s Day brunch is back for another year! To celebrate the occasion, they will be offering Galentine’s To-Go Packages for groups of two ($85) or four ($160), including Hogwash Rosé Cans (still or sparkling), Pink Grapefruit Cocktails, pink Sublime Doughnuts, pink champagne flutes, “Never Have I Ever: Girls Edition” game and a Galentine limited print. Orders must be placed on the restaurant’s website here by February 10 at 2pm, and pickup will be on Friday, February 12.

 

H+H will also host Galentine’s Day brunch from 10am-2:30pm at the restaurant with COVID-19 health and safety protocols here in place. Guests can enjoy a Red Velvet Waffle special, plus bellini, champagne and rose specials, including a Godiva Chocolate and Galentine’s limited edition print while supplies last. Sublime Doughnuts and the restaurant’s regular brunch menu will also be available.

 

BOCADO

Now Available for Pre-Order – BOCADO’s Valentine’s Day Special To-Go

For $35 per person, BOCADO is offering a Valentine’s Day pick-up special that includes Kale Salad with pecans, flax seed, parmesan and buttermilk dressing, Culotte steak, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Local Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms, Salsa Verde, Wood-Fired Bread with finishing oil and a Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert. A bottle of Prosecco can be added for $23. Orders must be placed over the phone (404-815-1399) by Friday, February 12, with curbside pick-up from noon-4pm on Sunday, February 14.

 

LAZY BETTY

Now Available for Pre-Order – Lazy Betty Valentine’s Day Chocolate Boxes

Lazy Betty is offering boxes of handcrafted, gourmet chocolates for purchase this Valentine’s Day! Available for $25 each, the chocolate boxes include six dark chocolates with various fillings, including Raspberry Rose Water, Strawberry Guava, Salted Caramel Hazelnut, Lemon Honey Chamomile, Vanilla Chai and Peach Bourbon. Orders can be placed here, and pickup will be available the week of Valentine’s Day (February 10-14) from 1-6pm at the restaurant. There is a two-day lead time on orders; boxes ordered for February 14 pickup must be placed by February 12.

 

Wed., Feb. 10 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Lazy Betty Five-Course Valentine’s Day To-Go Menu

Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips are crafting a new five-course menu for Valentine’s celebrations at home, and guests can add supplements to make the meal extra special – think caviar and a bottle of wine or bubbly. Available February 10-14 for $95 per person, to-go meals will be available for pre-order beginning late January through Valentine’s Day here.

 

Wed., Feb. 10 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Lazy Betty’s Special Valentine’s Week Tasting Menus

The Candler Park restaurant is offering special seven- and 10-course menus featuring new dishes to celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long. Reservations are available here, and the seven-course menu is $175/person and the 10-course is $225/per person. Wine pairings will also be available.

 

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE

Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Southern Gentleman

The restaurant will be serving a specially curated and luxurious a la carte menu in addition to wine and whiskey flight pairings. Make a reservation here.

 

Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gypsy Kitchen

Transport to Spain this Valentine’s Day with a specially curated a la carte menu including menu favorites and chef features, innovative cocktails and a romantic setting. Reserve a spot here.

 

Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Le Bilboquet (In-Restaurant & To-Go) 

All weekend long, Le Bilboquet will serve a special prix fixe dinner menu with three courses, including a selection of appetizers, entrees and festive desserts. A curated wine pairing will also be available, and specialty cocktails will be flowing. Make sure to make a reservation early by calling 404-869-9944, as seating is limited. A condensed version of the menu will be available for takeout on bilbotogo.com.

 

Available Feb. 1-28 – Valentine’s Day Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake 

Georgetown Cupcake at Buckhead Village is offering three different Valentine’s Day dozens for pre-order with contactless store pick-up, local Atlanta delivery and nationwide overnight shipping available. Cupcakes are available for online order at georgetowncupcake.com, and the Valentine’s-inspired dozens include:

 

  • The Valentine’s Heart Dozen ($41) – Strawberry Lava Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, Peanut Butter Fudge and more packaged in a limited edition Georgetown Cupcake pink heart gift box.

 

  • The Valentine’s Dozen ($36) – Lava Fudge, Vanilla and Baby Pink Buttercream, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, ‘Cupid’ Salted Caramel and more.

 

  • The Rose Gold & Ruby Chocolate Dozen ($36) – Chocolate and Baby Pink Vanilla Buttercream cupcakes covered in clear and gold sanding sugar and decorated with ‘love’ embossed gold fondant medallions, Chocolate Squared cupcakes decorated with gold and pink fondant hearts, and more.

PONCE CITY MARKET

Available in Feb. – Artisan Chocolate Heart Box, Macarons, Heart Shape Mousse Cake & More from Saint-Germain French Bakery

Saint-Germain French Bakery is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a selection of baked goods and chocolates! Their lineup includes Raspberry and Chocolate Heart-shaped Mousse Cake ($6.25), heart-shaped boxes of 25 hand-crafted Artisan Chocolates (starting at $35.95) and boxes of 18 gluten-free Macarons (starting at $30.95). They will also offer ‘I love you’ specialty cakes available for pre-order by phone (470-823-4141) or Instagram DM. Valentine’s Day cakes must be ordered by the end of the day on February 10, and customers can choose layer flavor, including vanilla cream, champagne sponge cake, chocolate biscuit, black valrhona chocolate mousse or white chocolate mousse ($65 with silver inscription). All items are available in-store, for pre-order and curbside pick-up.

Available Sun., Feb. 14 – “Over the Top Shake for Two” Available at Honeysuckle Gelato

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Honeysuckle Gelato’s “Over the Top Shake for Two.” Customers can select their gelato flavor for the shake, then it’s topped with whipped cream and two mini glazed Revolution Doughnuts. This special is good while supplies last only on Valentine’s Day.

 

Available Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Grams for Children & Red at Hop’s Chicken

Similar to the grams with candy that children used to get from their classmates in school, Hop’s Chicken will be handing out grams to children only on Valentine’s Day! Each one can be cashed in for a special milkshake the next time the guest visits Hop’s.

Perennial Properties’ New Luxury Residence

ARYA Peachtree,

Hosts Private Stay-at-Home Valentine’s Day Celebration


In collaboration with Google Fiber and ATL Collective, a complimentary, livestream music event featuring performerBrenda Nicole Moorer is available to the public

What In an effort to bring its residents and the general public something special amid COVID-19, Perennial Properties has teamed up with Google Fiber and ATL Collective to host a private concert series called “Digs with Gigs.” These events will occur outdoors at various residential properties across the city featuring Atlanta artist performances via complimentary livestream and social distanced resident-only experiences.
The general public can RSVP to tune into the music portion of Digs with Gigs via Eventbrite.


The first resident-only portion of the 2021 event, is a special Valentine’s Day edition on February 14, at the new luxury residence ARYA Peachtree, built and opened by Perennial Properties in December 2020. The livestream music performance by Brenda Nicole Moorer, will take place outside against the backdrop of Midtown Atlanta, under the 20 foot high, terrace ceiling complete with a permanent, digital art piece by artist Danielle Roney titled ECHO that can also be seen from bustling Peachtree Street below.


Local Atlanta chef Nick Leahy of Nick’s Westside, will offer his Valentine’s To-Go menu. Complimentary chocolate covered strawberries will be offered to residents of Arya only.

Hand-crafted cocktail kits will be provided by bartender extraordinaire, Mercedes O’Brien, who kicked off SippN at Home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She will feature The Arya Love Boat cocktail for residents that mixes perfectly at their new home with gin, vodka, or white rum. 

Who

  • @BrendaNicoleMoorer Brenda Nicole Moorer is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, and actor known for her distinctive vocal quality and genre-bending jazz. Since making her debut with the 2011 album “Songbird,” she has experimented with musical boundaries, exploring everything from jazz to traditional folk, striving for authentic voice and expression in a melting pot of sound. In her latest musical endeavor, a collaborative concept jazz record entitled MARROW, the Atlanta based artist dreams up a sound fusion of eclectic melodies and piano, with elements of jazz, folk, and chamber.
  • @Nick’sWestsideATL Chef Nick Leahy is the Partner and Executive Chef behind Nick’s Westside Neighborhood and Bar and Chicken Out, the new chef-inspired, delivery-only chicken concept in Atlanta. Chef Leahy was lauded for his ability to create inventive, globally-influenced, and locally-sourced cuisine throughout his culinary career. At Nick’s Westside, Chef Leahy has created a more approachable menu that highlights Georgia’s small producers and features fresh, sustainably-sourced ingredients.
  • @SippNatHome – SippN at Home is a cocktail fueled business specializing in at-home cocktail kits, virtual classes, online happy hours, and private event catering. Created by Mercedes O’Brien, Atlanta Magazine’s Best Bartender of 2019 and former bar manager for Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer and Gunshow, SippN at Home brings all the supporting ingredients and knowledge of craft cocktail design into your home.

When Sunday, February 14, 20215:00 pm
RSVP The music performance is open to the public via complimentary livestream.Click to RSVP Eventbrite
Where ARYA Peachtree1777 Peachtree Street NEAtlanta, GA 30309@AryaPeachtree

Varuni Napoli

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day, and while this year might be different than most, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be delicious. Whether people are looking to stay in for the night or want to plan ahead for a safe night out, Varuni Napoli has just the option for them.

Thinking of staying in?:

  • Varuni Napoli is offering their popular at-home pizza kit – complete with all ingredients needed to make four Margherita pies. Anyone who reserves a kit for Valentine’s weekend (2/12-2/14) will be entered to win a free black truffle to get creative in the kitchen and step up their kitchen game.

Looking for a safe night out of the house?:

  • The Neapolitan spot is featuring two Valentine’s themed cocktails at their Midtown location
    • The Rossini: a light and refreshing cocktail made with crisp Prosecco and a touch of homemade strawberry purée.
    • The Passione Fragola: inspired by a chocolate-covered strawberry and made with strawberry purée, vodka, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup.
  • Please note, masks and temperature checks are required.

And as always, Varuni is offering their popular heart shaped pies upon request!

Sat., Feb. 13, noon-5pm – South Main Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sidewalk Bake Sale

Swing by the sidewalk in front of South Main Kitchen on Saturday, February 13 to buy Valentine’s Day-themed sweet treats from 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. Call the restaurant to pre-order: (678) 691-4622.

Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner Menu at Delbar

This Valentine’s Day, Delbar will be offering a special prix fixe menu priced at $79 per guest. The four-course menu selected by Chef Tayfun Abusksa will serve a choice of one starter, salad, meat with a side and dessert to end the evening. Please see here to view the full menu. In the wake of Covid-19 Delbar has several safety measures in place such as table distancing, masks for guests unless seated at a table.

Sun., Feb. 14, noon-9pm – Yebo Ski Haus Offering Special Prix Fixe Menu

Normally closed on Sundays, Yebo will open from noon-9pm and serve a special four-course prix fixe menu featuring an appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert, available for takeout or dine-in. The special menu features favorites from the regular menu plus new dishes like Filet Oscar with crabmeat, asparagus and bearnaise and Chilean Sea Bass with leeks, fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, chanterelle mushrooms and red wine beurre blanc. From noon to 5pm, guests can order from the full menu or the prix fixe. After 5pm, only the prix fixe menu will be available. Wine will be offered to-go by the bottle. To-go orders must be placed over the phone (404-228-8024) and can be made that day or leading up to the 14th. Curbside pick-up will be available by calling the restaurant upon arrival. Please see hi-res photos here.