Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Put Us In, Coach! Atlanta Restaurants Tackle Suppers and Sippers for Super Bowl LI Feb. 5

Put Us In, Coach! Atlanta Restaurants Tackle Suppers and Sippers for Super Bowl LI Feb. 5

The Atlanta Falcons are Super Bowl bound! (Falcons) Super Bowl fans are so excited they can hardly stay seated, let alone focus on what could be one of the most important plays of the season -- what to serve to those couch coaches, quarterbacks and cheerleaders screaming for their team at home viewing parties. Huddle up now. Atlanta restaurants have playbooks full of carry-out packages and dine-in specials destined for your end zone.

Take-Away Specials
An advantage to not being in the stadium is scoring tremendously tasty takeout courtesy of the slightly football-shaped Big Green Egg at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland. Intercept two full slabs of BGE pork spare ribs with tomato barbecue sauce for $35. Call a coin toss on whether to get two dozen BGE smoked or confit wings with your choice of sweet chili, spicy BBQ or Atkins Park classic wing sauce, including veggies and ranch and blue cheese dressings for $30. Pick up 12 bacon cheeseburger sliders for $30 and an order of house-made guac, salsa and tortilla chips for $25. Place orders by Friday, Feb. 3 for pickup Sunday, Feb. 5.

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails packs a walloping count of 50 smoked wings plus 15 s’mores Moon Pies into each “Super Bowl To-Go” package for $50 plus tax. Choose traditional medium, sweet garlic-honey chili or lemonyaki wings; carrot or celery sticks; and blue cheese or buttermilk ranch dressing. Place orders online by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 and pick up Sunday, Feb. 5 between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Questions? Call 770-817-0161.

Smokebelly BBQ predicts epic Super Bowl LI parties for barbecue fanatics ordering the Buckhead eatery’s carry-out bowl game specials. Smoked wings, priced at $50 for 50 or $100 for 100, come packed in re-heatable aluminum half pans accompanied by your choice of sauces, fresh-cut celery, carrots and blue cheese and ranch dressings. Want it all, ‘cue or wings to tableware? Party pack options serve 8-10 people and include disposable party platters and serving utensils, plastic plates, utensils and napkins. Porky Pig ‘Pigskin’ Pack ($99) brings smoked pulled pork, three signature sauces, fresh baked brioche buns and two sides. “Proper Southern Guest” package ($59) touches down on a chipotle-spiced pimento cheese platter with house-made pita crackers, pork rinds and a vegetable crudité platter of fresh-cut carrots, celery, blue cheese and ranch dressings and Peppadew sweet peppers. The Tailgate Party Platter ($125) backs the “Proper Southern Guest” with a smoked wings platter, three sauces and a choice of two sides. Nashville Hot Chicken package ($89) offers a 10-piece sliced Nashville hot chicken breast platter with Texas toast, pork rinds and BBQ ranch dipping sauce plus a choice of two sides. What about those sides? Choose from mac and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, “kale’rd” greens, baby kale salad and succotash. Additional sides, including Brunswick stew and bourbon baked sweet potato soufflé, sauces, buns and Hawaiian rolls may be purchased à la carte. Order online by 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2; pick up Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. or Sunday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Who says game-day grub is only for wings and ‘cue? Cheer on your team the FlexMex-style and order tacos and quesadillas to-go from Tin Lizzy’s Cantina. Score 20% off your catering order of $100 or more by Wednesday. Feb. 1.

Restaurant In-House Viewing Specials
American Cut in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta calls guests to #RISEUP at the ultimate Super Bowl big-screen viewing party on Sunday, Feb. 5. Cheer the Falcons on to victory while tailgating on American Cut’s game-day bar snacks like “chili lobster” chicken wings and wagyu sliders in the first floor bar and lounge, and feast on a prime rib buffet in the main dining room. Buffet remains in play through the end of the third quarter. An open bar on the first two floors pours from kickoff until final buzzer. Buffet and bar are included in the $85 ticket price; buy tickets online. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. #RISEUP to the Regent Cocktail Club for celebratory craft cocktails and Champagne after the game. American Cut has served numerous NFL athletes, including Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, making it the place to be on Super Bowl Sunday.

Halftime shows off a “limited open bar” in support of home team Atlanta Falcons at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland. Going for the extra points, the spirited viewing spot is raffling off a Yeti cooler during halftime. Customers receive a Yeti raffle ticket with each Bud Light pitcher purchase.

Super Bowlers preferring to hunker down and watch the game at Smokebelly BBQ will be able to purchase $3 Bud Light drafts and $10 pitchers, $15 buckets of Bud/Bud Light and $5 Tito’s cocktails. As predicted, packages and drink specials mean win-win, at Smokebelly’s house or yours.

We can already hear fans cheering for HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern Super Bowl Sunday specials. During the game, this Midtown viewing spot will pull SweetWater 420 pints for $2.50 each and pour free shots for every fumble. Kinda takes the hurt out if your team drops the ball. Wings, priced at 50 cents each, are sure to fly off the grid.

Dollar beer (si, $1 a draft) for those sporting Atlanta Falcons gear, team-themed food specials and mucho TVs with sound turn Jefe’s Tacos & Tequila into Brookhaven’s fiesta end zone for watching Super Bowl LI.

Boogie your way into the end zone at Johnny's Hideaway. Catch the big game where Atlanta Falcons footballers Matt Ryan, DJ Tialavea and Levine Toilolo once partied in Buckhead. 

Falcons fans, Rise (Up) and shine on Wednesday, Feb. 1 doting your beloved game-day attire. If you’re one of the first 200 fans dressed in Falcons gear, Sublime Doughnuts has your breakfast covered with a free doughnut. Promo only offered at the North Druid Hills location.

ATL Falcons doughnuts from Sublime Doughnuts will fly off your game day table. And, when the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots go toe to toe on Super Bowl Sunday, Sublime Doughnuts and Boston doughnut shop Kane’s Donuts will go dough to dough, wagering a dozen of their home team-themed doughnuts to the outcome of the NFL Championship game. During the post-game week, the losing team must snap a photo of their staff wearing the opposing team’s jerseys while making doughnuts. Sublime Doughnuts is also giving away a dozen doughnuts to the Facebook and Instagram follower who most closely guess the game’s final score.

Taco Mac Super Bowl Week Playbook Tags Wings To Go, Brewniversity Specials, Big Game Philips Arena Event and 680 The Fan Live Broadcasts

Saturday wing pick up to ease Super Bowl Sunday party planning and Wings are for Winners are just two of the ways Taco Mac locations are helping couch wingbacks, quarterbacks and fans prep for Super Bowl LI. Receive a Wings are for Winners special-edition certificate with all to-go orders. Calling up wings couldn’t be easier, just use the online ordering link.

Taco Mac calls in special teams of Brewniversity double credits and Saturday wing order pick-ups for its Big Game Rush Week leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Beginning Sunday, Jan. 29 and running through Feb. 5, all Brewniversity credits are worth double points. Full-size beers and pitchers are worth two credits and nooners are worth one credit. Daily credits max out at 12 (instead of the usual six credit daily max). Credits are still only worth double on Double Credit Monday. During the game, Taco Mac locations will offer even more Brewniversity credits tied to game action.

Taco Mac is throwing a Big Game Event at their Philips Arena location that’s sure to score touchdowns from fans wanting a bigger, say arena-sized setting, to root for and watch the hometown team. $35 per-person Big Game Package includes any two drinks from the Big Game day beverage menu, a 10-pack of wings and a side, unlimited chips and salsa and a guaranteed seat (closest seats to the home Dome). Buy tickets via Xorbia.

680 The Fan and Anheuser-Busch are teaming up with Taco Mac for a week of Super Bowl live broadcasts and promos. At each live appearance, 680 The Fan will register guests to win a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl plus a $1,000 check to aid travel, hotel, meals, etc. Chuck & Chernoff will broadcast from the Lindbergh Taco Mac on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 3-7 p.m.; Chris Dimino will be at the Perimeter location on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m.; and The Buck & Kincade Show and Chuck & Chernoff will be at Taco Mac The Prado on Thursday, Feb. 2 for a special Bud Light Falcons Super Bowl Pep Rally from noon-7 p.m. On Super Bowl Sunday, enjoy live broadcasts of Atlanta’s Official NFL Pregame Show and 680 NFL GameDay from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Taco Mac’s Philips Arena location.

Taco Mac’s lineup of game-day drink specials returns for the biggest game of them all. With $11.95 pitchers, $4.75 20-oz. drafts and $13.95 mix-and-match beer buckets, there’s a special for the entire squad. Taco Mac is also teaming up with Lyft to make responsible drinking even easier with a 25% discount on rides to and from all Atlanta Taco Mac locations on Feb. 5.

Make a Play for “Rise Up ‘Ritas” and “Julio Jones Badass Butterscotch Brownies” from Mary Kay Andrews’ Cookbook

Guests will plow through beer-fortified margaritas and irresistibly sweet-salty brownies from “The Beach House Cookbook” by New York Times Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews. To fuel home team fans for all that rising up, Andrews is Falcon-izing recipes including “Rise Up ‘Ritas” and “Julio Jones Badass Butterscotch Brownies” from her newest cookbook, which releases May 2. Bleachers or beach-ers, we’re game!

Rise Up ‘Ritas
  • 2 (12-oz.) cans frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 (12-oz.) bottles light Mexican beer
  • 2 (8-oz.) cans lemon-lime soda
  • 1 ½ cups tequila
  • Margarita salt
  • Lime wedges for serving

Stir the limeade concentrate, beer, soda and tequila together in a pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses rimmed with margarita salt and serve with the lime wedges.

“Julio Jones Badass Butterscotch Brownies”
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp. bourbon or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup butterscotch baking chips

      Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line an eight-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing two to three inches to extend over the sides of the pan.

Combine the brown sugar, melted butter, egg and bourbon in a large bowl. Stir in flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in the pecans and butterscotch chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes or until the center is set. Using the foil sides as handles, remove from the pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.

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