Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Labor Day Eats Never Looked so Sweet

Labor Day comes “late” this year - Monday, September 7 - squeezing in time for one last summer getaway or cookout before fall unofficially arrives. Some of our favorite Atlanta restaurants are remaining open on Labor Day for destination dining, serving sustenance for those returning from vacations and providing the fixings for labor-less holiday eating.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland, regular hours of 11:30 a.m.-3 a.m. prevail on Labor Day, but the Sunday fun is extended until 3 a.m. Monday morning.

Bantam + Biddy locations (Ansley, Crescent, Lenox and Avalon) are open normal hours serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Ansley restaurant is home plate for Monday Slider Night beginning at 5 p.m. At Avalon, guests can tilt back $2 Jekyll Brewing Big Creek Kolsch in the restaurant or take their brews out to the streetscape for a stroll and window shopping.

Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and offering its usual lunch and dinner menus packed with all-natural chicken dishes, burgers, wraps and more.

If you’re heading downtown for Labor Day, swing by 
Der Biergarten, Glenn’s KitchenMax’s Coal Oven PizzeriaSkyLoungeSTATS or Twin Smokers BBQ Each will be operating normal business hours. Pay no mind to the villains and creatures you’ll see walking down Peachtree for Dragon Con though. 

The new Tin Lizzy's Cantina downtown location will be open as usual, along with all other Tin Lizzy's locations! Tacos, anyone?

Loyal to the core, 
Johnny’s Hideaway is open normal hours on Labor Day so Johnny’s friends can uphold their Monday night traditions. Team trivia begins at 7:30 p.m., the DJ spins dance tunes at 9 p.m. and food and drink specials twist the night away until 3 a.m.

With 14 metro Atlanta locations, all open as usual on Labor Day, there's a 
Marlow's Tavern close at hand with hearty American food and beverage favorites.

In addition to being open for lunch and dinner, 
MAX’s Wine Dive spreads out its popular 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekend brunch over all three days of the holiday weekend.

Ray's Restaurants cover lunch and dinner on Monday, September 7. Ray's in the CityRay's on the River and Ray's at Killer Creek will be open from noon-8 p.m. and offering Ray’s Dining Club cardholders triple points on Labor Day purchases. Newly opened Ray’s Rio Bravo in Sandy Springs stays open for a holiday fiesta from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Revival in Decatur will be open from 5-9 p.m. on Labor Day and serving its dinner menu of à la carte and family-style dishes inspired by the Southern culinary heritage of Kevin Gillespie’s family tree.

Nothing says end-of-summer celebration like a frozen cocktail on a stick. 
Saltwood Charcuterie & Bar has that - in pineapple margarita or cucumber melon mojito flavors - and more on Labor Day until 10:30 p.m.

Summer in the South is all about barbecue, sweet tea and cold brews. Sounds like 
Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead, which is open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Even the landlocked can wiggle into their flip-flops for a coastal holiday weekend both inside and out on the covered deck at 
The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill in Buckhead. Atlanta’s local beach house will be open on Labor Day from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. offering an ocean of seafood dishes and evening live music.

Firing up the grill this Labor Day? Pick up some 
White Oak Pastures pastured poultry or grass-fed beef for the backyard barbecue.

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