Saturday, March 10, 2018

Atlanta Restaurants are Where It’s at for St. Pat’s Specials On and Around March 17

St. Pat’s falls on a Saturday this year generating extra-spirited celebrations that will set eyes to smiling all over town on March 17. As luck o’ the Irish would have it, some restaurants are extending their St. Paddy’s promos over the week or weekend. Oh, t ’would be a shame to miss the specials in store across our fair city.
At Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland, partake in a full day of St. Pat’s shamrockin’ drink specials and an Irish chef’s menu sporting corned beef and cabbage glazed with stout mustard, new potatoes, roasted carrots and Irish soda bread; braised lamb shank with vegetables, mashed potatoes and brown gravy; bangers and mash featuring Guinness-braised sausage; and rich bread pudding with white and dark chocolate Baileys crème anglaise. Wash it all down with a special menu featuring Irish whiskey to keep the celebrations spirited. Celebrate at lunch and through dinner. Participating in The Kegs & Eggs pub crawl? Atkins Park is offering up Guinness-dipped pretzels for $3 a pop. Stay on and celebrate…they’re open until 3 o’clock in the morning!
Food 101 American Kitchen & Bar promises “A More Civilized St. Paddy’s Day,” setting forth a menu of specials ($9.50-$25) available March 15-17. A special themed menu features house-cured salmon and potato croquettes; “Reuben” eggrolls with house-made corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing or the 101 Reuben sandwich with same fillings plus aged Swiss; shepherd’s pie with braised lamb, sweet peas and grained mustard whipped potatoes; traditional fish and chips with fried caper tartar sauce; house-made corned beef brisket and cabbage with herb roasted potatoes; or corned beef hash with potatoes, shaved fennel, celery and over-easy eggs. Make reservations here.
Pull on your green jeans and emerald ear bobs and hop to HOBNOB Neighborhood Restaurant & BarHOBNOB - Midtownrocks a high volume St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17 featuring all-you-can-eat pizza, bottomless green beer, live music by the Garrett Collins Trio (9 p.m.-1 a.m.) and party favors. Buy tickets here, $29 per person. At HOBNOB – Town Brookhaven, bite into St. Pat’s Day braised corned beef with cabbage, roasted potatoes and whole grain mustard for $15.95. Green beer flows, $5 a glass. St. Pat’s special and regular menus are available all day. Book your Brookhaven table here.
Enjoy complimentary corned beef and cabbage from 6-7 p.m. on March 17 at Johnny’s Hideaway in Buckhead then Irish jig or dance away into the wee hours.
Leaping Leprechauns! Taco Mac, Innis & Gunn and Tullamore D.E.W. unite to produce a “D.E.W. and a Brew” promo featuring the “Perfect Pair,” Kindred Spirits Scottish stout aged in Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey barrels and a shot of Tullamore D.E.W. legendary Irish whiskey. The beer and a shot deal includes Innis & Gunn branded glassware and Tullamore D.E.W. shot glasses. Special begins March 12 and runs through March 18 (or until the stout supply dries up) at all Taco Mac locations.
Got your spot to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Midtown? Make your way to 5Church Atlanta and fuel up before or after the festivities. Enjoy executive chef Scotley Innis’ signature brunch dishes like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, wild mushroom omelet and more.  

Friday, March 9, 2018

“Atlanta Eats” Elite Eats is Back – Aria, Marlow’s Tavern are in the Brackets

March courts dribbling action as NCAA basketball teams compete and move through brackets until one champ remains. Here in Atlanta, there’ll be no dribbling during the “Atlanta Eats” 4th Annual March Madness Bracket, Elite Eats 2018Aria and Marlow’s Tavern have been selected to participate in the annual competition that pits 64 of Atlanta’s most mouthwatering dishes head-to-head, with online voters selecting the “Chompion.” Four divisions comprise Elite Eats: Gastropub Grub (Bar Food), Eastern Eats (Food from Asia and the Middle East), Date Night (Romantic Dining Destinations) and Pizza Party. Aria woos Date Night competition votes for its luscious lobster with broccoli mousseline. White cheddar grits cakes from Marlow’s Tavern are go-getters among the Gastropub Grub crowd. Initial Round of 64 tips off on March 12 and runs through March 18. Subsequently, the Round of 32 follows over March 19-25; Savory 16, March 26-27; Edible 8, March 28-29; Fresh 4, March 30-31; Tasty 2, April 1-3, and a “Chompion” announcement on April 3. Voting starts Monday, March 12 at 9 a.m. Vote and stay current on bracket competition times and dates at

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Twist & Shout!! Chef Ron Eyester’s American Bandstand Dinner Series - Volume I on 3/22

Food 101 executive chef Ron Eyester dances from farm-to-table-to-bandstand to spin out Volume 1 of “American Bandstand: A Dinner Series” on Thursday, March 22. Nine iconic American musicians provide the inspiration for each dish served on the coursed menu. At 7 p.m., a passed hors d’oeuvre cocktail reception opens the star-studded queue with Elvis Presley/”Love Me Tender” sliced steak crostini; Frank Sinatra/”I Did It My Way” NYC street pretzel with sorghum butter and Bob Dylan/”Country Pie” smoked bacon and braised mushroom hand pies. Catching the beat and ready to eat? Sit down to the plated dinner of Aretha Franklin/”Soulville” black-eyed pea and ham bone risotto; Johnny Cash/”Ring of Fire” spicy Block Island squid salad; Bruce Springsteen/”Secret Garden” early spring strawberries with local arugula, shaved fennel and whipped feta; Aerosmith/”Eat Rich” lobster pot pie; R.E.M./”King of Birds” fried chicken and grits with sorghum-sesame glaze and Lady Gaga/”Jewels N’ Drugs” vanilla-scented Johnny cakes with green tomato marmalade and spiced pecan honey. Buy tickets to the Sandy Springs dinner event for $75 per person (plus small service fee) through Go ahead and wear those blue suede shoes or dress like the man in black. Know you want to.

Meet at Chama Gaucha for March Meat and Malbec Wine Dining Special

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse in Buckhead is featuring an Argentinian malbec in a wine and dine special during the month of March. Invite a friend, business associate or special loved one to share a bottle of Catena Alta malbec 2014 over weekday lunch for two ($110), Sunday brunch for two ($130) or dinner for two ($150). Those prices absolutely include the meal and bottle of wine (tax and gratuity extra). Wow! Move this to the meaty March must-do category! Make reservations here or call 404-842-0011.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

DeKalb Restaurants: Water Status

DeKalb Restaurants: Water Status


These DeKalb restaurants are currently closed due to the significant water main break affecting the county. We'll keep updating this list as things change. #ATLclosed

Closed due to boil water advisory:
  • Willy's Mexicana Grill: Brookhaven, Decatur, Druid Hills Northlake and Edgewood locations are closed Thursday, March 8. Will reopen on Friday, March 9.

Appetizing Aperture: Southern Gentleman's Vidalia Onion Seafood Dip

Land at The Southern Gentleman on the way home and let the day roll off your shoulders over Vidalia onion seafood dipand a glass of bourbon from the gastropub’s extensive whiskey list. Dip house-made potato chips (read thick enough to scoop) into the mesmerizing mix of lightly sautéed onions, Maryland lump crab meat, sweet gulf shrimp, cream cheese and herbs and spices ($9). For those who can’t wait, this specialty also graces the lunch menu.

Cornhole at Atkins Park Va-Hi!! - Register with Cornhole Atlanta by 3/12

Stop holing up inside and stretch the pitching arm. Registration for Cornhole Atlanta’s eight-week spring season is underway through Monday, March 12. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is preparing the patio for the cornhole crowd and planning spirited drink specials for athletes and fans. Monday Night Brewing Company helps host the Tuesday night game series at Atkins Park, which begins March 20 at 6:45 p.m. Registrants receive an official CornholeATL League shirt. All boards, bags and playing arenas are provided for the season primed with sponsor prize packs and culminating in City Championships.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Join Food 101 and Babalu at Atlanta Brunch Festival March 10

Waffling on what to do this weekend? Commit to brunching with the best of ‘em -- including Babalu Tapas & Tacos and Food 101 -- at the Atlanta Brunch Festival on Saturday, March 10. Tasting stations, cash bars and musical entertainment spread like butter on hot biscuits over the festival area from 12-4 p.m. Food 101 executive chef Ron Eyester and 101 Concepts are designing the VIP food experience, which includes 11 a.m. entry, unlimited drinks and an exclusive VIP food and drink tent. Buy tickets online: general admission tickets are $20 per person in advance/$25 festival day, include entry and entertainment; VIP tickets are $79 in advance (not available day of event). Those anticipating heavy thirst can opt for “Bottomless Drinks” tickets covering all drinks from noon-3:45 p.m. ($50 advance/$60 festival day). Fork over $3 per portion (payable to each vendor) and supplement with bloody marys, mimosas, beer and wine priced from $5-$8. Rain or shine event open to guests ages 21 years and up only; no babies, kids or pets.

Catch “Atlanta Eats” Filming at Marlow’s Tavern Brookhaven March 8

TV dinner? Hardly! On Thursday, March 8, Marlow’s Tavern Brookhaven guests may, however, spot the crew from “Atlanta Eats” filming a “Marlow’s Tell-All” kitchen inspiration segment at the neighborly restaurant and watering hole. The crew will film executive chef, CEO and co-founder John C. Metz cooking three dishes in the kitchen from 2-3 p.m. then move on to craft cocktails at the bar before capturing chef interviews about dishes and drinks and wrapping up the photo session at 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance won't go home hungry. Marlow's will provide complimentary snacks to those who are there. Score!

Marlow's Tavern is Giving Away Two VIP Tickets to SOLD OUT DawgNation Event!

VIP tickets are SOLD OUT to DawgNation Appreciation on March 15 at the Coca-Cola Roxy. UGA sports fans, don’t sulk in the dawg house, there’s still a chance to snag two VIP tickets ($400 value) by entering the Marlow’s Tavern DawgNation VIP ticket giveaway. Enter by texting MARLOWS to 24242 through noon on Wednesday, March 14. VIP access guarantees autographs from soon-to-be NFL draft picks Sony Michel, Nick Chubb and Roquan Smith; one photo with all three players; two drink tickets and a light buffet. Additionally, attend the program and Q&A session hosted by DawgNation Daily’s Brandon Adams and featuring the players and popular staffers. Doors open at 6 p.m.; pictures with players are from 6-7 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. Read more about DawgNation Appreciation here.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Chef Patrick’s “Pasta of the Week” Stars on Storico Fresco Menu

Picking a pasta dish from the stellar menu of heavenly house-made pastas at Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante is already a challenge (albeit a win-win one). Chef Mike Patrick’s “Pasta of the Week” selection could make choosing more difficult…or easier if you just trust Patrick’s pasta prowess and opt for his weekly specialty. Over the past few weeks the Buckhead restaurant has featured fettuccine a limone con cozze e ceci, lemon-infused fettuccine with mussels and chickpeas in white wine butter sauce ($18); paccheri con pancetta affumicata, large tubular pasta, smoked pancetta and toasted pistachio ($19); and tortellini in brodo: veal, beef and pork filled tortellini in broth with Lambrusco shooter ($18); and amberjack ravioli, ricotta, parmigiano and amberjack filled pasta, spicy arrabbiata sugo and manila clams ($24).  Storico Fresco pastas are handmade, from scratch, every day, turning tough decisions like this one into some of life’s most deliciously tender moments and mouthfuls.