Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Want to say “pay homage to your homies” but thinking that’s too much slang? Pay homage to friends and loved ones who have passed by raising a bottle or draft of celebratory Mexican beer at Taco Mac. Traditionally, Mexican cultures offer food and thirst-quenching drink at the altar for their loved ones’ spiritual journeys on Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Taco Mac leads the way, unearthing two weeks of Mexican beer specials beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18 and culminating on Wednesday, Nov. 1 -- Dia de los Muertos. Circle around buckets corralling four 12-ounce bottles of Mexican beers for $12.95 per pail. Mix and match your choice of Corona, Corona Light, Modelo, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The spirit is moving Taco Mac locations to feature two draft beers -- Modelo and Modelo Negra -- over the same dates. Keep the party going by digging into Taco Mac’s famed wings or grilled chicken nachos with fresh guac.
Children of the 90s that they are, Gunshow executive chef Joey Ward and the kitchen dudes have achy-breaky hearts to revive the 90s…not for a decade, but definitely for dinner the week of Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 21. Kevin Gillespie’s nationally acclaimed Glenwood Park restaurant flashes back to 90s pop culture for menu and cocktail themes, tunes and fashions of the era. Cocktail cart conductor Mercedes O’Brien is exploring intoxicating options involving 90s nips like Zima and Capri Sun. Fun! Come along for the ride by donning your best parachute pants, high-top sneakers, scrunchies and over-sized T-shirts and receive a special dressed-to-the-90s perk. The 90s saw the rise of online reservation services so go retro and reserve seats online now or throw way back and use the phone, 404-380-1886.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Football’s tough. Hunger’s tougher. Join forces with Ray's Restaurants and the NFL to tackle hunger. Here’s the kicker: you can help by drinking wine. This fall, raising a glass or pouring a bottle of California’s Orin Swift wine at Ray’s Restaurants locations scores meals for those in need of food here in the Atlanta area. Huddle up for the game plan. The NFL will donate 30 meals to a local food bank for every case of Orin Swift wines sold at Ray’s through the fall season. All three Ray’s Restaurants -- Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek -- are featuring several Orin Swift wines at special prices throughout the NFL promotion.
Full-bodied Mannequin chardonnay bursts with aromatics of honeydew, honeysuckle and ripe peach complemented by glimpses of jasmine, pineapple and cream ($60 bottle; $20 glass at Ray’s in the City/Ray’s on the River; $16 per six-ounce glass, $22 per nine-ounce glass at Ray’s at Killer Creek). Smooth, soft and satiating, Palermo cabernet sauvignon lures through aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry and hints of star anise, five spice and black tea ($75 bottle; $25 glass at Ray’s in the City/Ray’s on the River; $20 per six-ounce glass, $28 per nine-ounce glass at Ray’s at Killer Creek). Bold yet delicate Papillon Bordeaux blend, a new release, opens to cassis, boysenberry and chaparral and pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, a Ray’s specialty. ($95 bottle, all Ray’s locations). Orin Swift wines complement Ray’s signature entrées, succulent prime meats and sustainable, fresh-caught seafood -- as well as helping sustain neighbors in need.