Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fast Times, Decatur-Style: No. 246 Adds Call-Ahead Lunch Menu and Summer Sunday Ping-Pong Tournaments


Time flies on a lunch hour. Downtown Decatur workers, squeeze a leisurely Italian lunch fix into your precious lunch break via the new call-ahead menu at No. 246. Call before leaving the office and your meal will be ready when you arrive. Delizioso plates include a chicken Parm sandwich, wood-baked ziti and meatballs, and mushroom pizza ($8-$16). Share or go solo on some crispy cheese, garlic knots, chicken wings and soup ($5-6) or salad and side options like the chopped salad, house salad, flatbread, roasted potatoes and crispy onions ($3-$12). See a sample menu on Facebook. For more information or to place a call-ahead order, call 678-399-8246.

Ping-Pong players sign up now! Come Sunday, June 2, fast-paced Ping-Pong takes over in the backyard area from 5-8 p.m. Drew Belline's winning snacks keep energy levels high and include a selection of toasts ($5-$13) with a variety of toppings like arugula almond pesto and house ricotta; pork rillettes, beet pickled farm eggs, whole-grain mustard and local parsley; cannellini beans, Parmesan and EVOO; red pepper, basil and EVOO; and tuna conserva, citrus and olives. Bites ($5) include the No. 246 meatball and French fries with salt and Parmesan. Pizzas also are offered and include Margherita with tomato, fior di latte and backyard basil ($10) and local mushroom with mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and arugula ($13). Toast sweet victory with Yuengling, Dale's Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout ($3-$6) or one-ounce shots of rye whiskey and Fernet Branca ($3 apiece). Sign up for tournament times by emailing Clarke Anderson at

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