Saturday, September 2, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Dine on Season’s Best at Seed Kitchen & Bar Weekly Chef’s Harvest Menu -- Inspired by Drift’s Popular Chef’s Catch Menu
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Officially, Labor Day pays tribute to the workers who have added to the well-being of our country. Unofficially, it marks the last holiday weekend of the summer vacation season. Whether you’re pausing to relax, pursuing activities going on around town or heading to/fro that last getaway, count on Atlanta restaurants to stay busy in the kitchen (so you won’t have to). Thanks, restaurant and hospitality workers, we appreciate you!
5Church Atlanta, at the corner of Peachtree and 14th streets, will be open as usual over Labor Day weekend and on the Monday holiday. Enjoy dinner, weekday lunch, Saturday and Sunday brunch and “Rush Hour Remedy” specials (Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.) inside the art-filled dining rooms or out on the rooftop patio overlooking Peachtree Street. 5Church is an ideal spot to connect over appetizers and drinks, desserts or a late night bite before or after taking in concerts or theatrical performances at the Woodruff Arts Center and other Midtown theaters.
Say “Salud!” to three-day weekends and spend Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3 doing nothing more strenuous than raising a glass of rosé or plowing through paella during a special 4-11 p.m. holiday weekend edition of Basque in the Sun at Gypsy Kitchen in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Wine away the hours with friends sharing select bottles of wine at half price or rounds of rosé priced at $6 a glass. Paella on the patio is a must! Click your heels (or castanets) to the music of a live flamenco guitarist playing from 4:30-7:30 p.m. followed by a DJ spinning until way past dark. No cover charge. Gypsy Kitchen will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4 to give staff a rest.
Fans of football and fried chicken rejoice! The Mercedes-Benz Stadium will see both this weekend as Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger fires up the grill while the competition heats up between The University of Alabama and Florida State University during the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff Game on Saturday, September 2 at 8 p.m. On Labor Day, Georgia Tech fans can cheer on the Yellow Jackets and grab a bite at Gamechanger before and after kickoff at 8 p.m. Located on the 200 concourse western end zone, Gamechanger offers drool-worthy elevated stadium food like the craveable Closed-on-Sunday Chicken Sandwich and the Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder French Dip.
Both HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations -- near Piedmont Park in Midtown and at Town Brookhaven -- will be open on Monday, Sept. 4 serving brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. followed by regular dinner service at 5 p.m. Big Peach Sizzler runners, loosen your laces for a post-run celebration brunch at HOBNOB in Town Brookhaven.
If all the good eats at Atlanta restaurants start weighing you down this Labor Day weekend, put on your dancing shoes and head to Johnny’s Hideaway for a dance floor workout. Since there’s no laboring on Monday, Johnny’s is staying open late on Sunday, Sept. 3 with live music starting at 8:30 p.m. along with DJ Spin and food and drink specials.
Dive into Ray’s Restaurants for a two-course 1.25-pound lobster dinner at a special Labor Day Monday price of $24.95 (versus $29.95) that includes a choice of field green or Caesar salad and a choice of side (Yukon Gold whipped potatoes or chef’s vegetable du jour). Excludes beverages, tax and gratuity. Catch the deal from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek. Restaurant radar alert: Ray’s in the City is a super convenient sustenance stop for Dragon Con-ers and those going to the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff games at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
College kickoff weekend hunkers down in smoked meat, cold libations and air-conditioned glory at Smokebelly BBQ from Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4. Come for live music Friday night from 8:30-11:30 p.m. and take in better-than-sideline views for games all day Saturday plus the FSU vs. ‘Bama game at 8 p.m. Enjoy drink specials like $5 Tito’s cocktails, $3 drafts and $10 pitchers of Bud Light all weekend. Sunday’s “Boozy Brunch” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. pours on a bloody mary bar, bottomless mimosas and live music. And because football works up an appetite, the Smokebelly team works on through Labor Day, opening Monday at 11 a.m. to provide your daily dose of ‘cue!
Wine and dine at Storico Fresco Alimentari this weekend! Whether it's for lunch, dinner or retail items for your trip to the lake or pool, swing by Storico and let them do the labor for you. Don’t forget that every Monday night is 1/2 off bottles of wine during dinner. That means September 4 too!
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Battered Up! Doors Fly Open at Chef Marc Taft’s FEED Fried Chicken + Such at The Battery Atlanta Aug. 30
Monday, August 28, 2017
Atkins Park Va-Hi Dishes Half-Priced Wings during Falcons Preseason Games Plus BGE and Drink Specials at Porch Party Aug 30
Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland brings on the wings, half-priced at that, during Atlanta Falcons preseason games. Watch the hot competition between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals on Aug. 26 and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 31 while munching those addicting Big Green Egg-smoked wings with spicy BBQ sauce or Atkins Park confit wings that are slow-fried in duck fat and tossed in sweet chili-garlic sauce or Atkins Park wing sauce (regularly $11). Both team up with veggies and buttermilk ranch or blue cheese dressing. Kickoff time is 7 p.m. A Summer Porch Party takes playtime outside on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Jump the midweek hump for Sierra Nevada beer features and Big Green Egg dinner specials joined by live music from Reverend Hylton with special guest Jenna Mobley at 8 p.m.
Tyler See is already at home at Ormsby’s and not solely due to his being an Atlanta native. See knows the Westside neighborhood tavern and its customers well, having served as sous chef before moving into Ormsby’s executive chef spot last month. His greatest culinary tip: simple, high-quality ingredients and uncomplicated recipes speak for themselves (perhaps that’s why he enjoys tending his veggie garden, foraging mushrooms, and camping and fishing). He sees staff training as key, especially identifying gifts and directing staff to make the most of their talents. Prior to embracing Ormsby’s, the Le Cordon Bleu-Atlanta graduate honed skills as sous chef at Bartaco, as BLT Steak’s event chef at W Atlanta-Downtown and while transforming Cosmo LavaLounge into Foxtrot Liquor Bar. Whether you’re an Ormsby’s regular or newcomer, stop by and find out what See’s up to in the kitchen. We guarantee it will go with that cold craft beer or handcrafted cocktail!
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Southern Proper Hospitality Has Seat at the Table on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies for 2017
Southern Proper Hospitality is first in the rankings for Georgia Food & Beverage industry leaders on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The Atlanta-based company experienced a three-year growth rate of 735.42 percent with $43.1 million in revenues this past year. Overall, Southern Proper Hospitality sits in the 615th spot for all industries combined. The entrepreneurial organization values innovation, creativity and attention to detail throughout its family of restaurants, which includes The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, Smokebelly BBQ, The Blind Pig Parlour Bar, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, Beni’s Cubano, and the friendly eatery that started it all, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina. Southern Proper Hospitality has helped shape the cultural fabric of Atlanta, providing “short term escapes” through distinct experiences that appeal to a diner’s sense of adventure while delivering a high-energy atmosphere, hospitality and exceptional, high-quality food.
According to Inc. magazine president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg, achieving a spot on the Inc. 5000 list places Southern Proper Hospitality in an elite group that, over the years, has included Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle and Zappos.com. These fast-growing private firms create companies, value and jobs. The accomplishments of Inc. 5000 honorees will be celebrated at the 36th Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala, Oct. 10-12, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California.