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{UPDATED} Atlanta’s 13 Hottest Breweries

Source: Eater Atlanta

Craft beer scene continues to grow

Georgia’s craft beer scene has certainly exploded in the past few years with the Atlanta area seeing new breweries opening nearly every year since 2010. The following breweries, mapped north-to-south, offer tours of their facilities and samplings of their beers in parlors and tasting rooms. It’s a fun way to spend a few hours on a weeknight or weekend. So, get out and taste some local beers from the artisans who are putting Georgia’s growing beer scene on the map.

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Learn how to become a Braai master with the Kudu grill

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Braai Master Derek Anthony grilling Sosatie and Grilled Pineapple and Red Onion Salad on the Kudu grill./ Photo credit: Mia Yakel.

“South African-inspired, and designed and built in Macon, Ga., the Kudu Safari Braai may well be the next big thing in backyard grilling.

Touted as a multifunction grill, griddle, and fire pit, the portable, multi-level system brings a degree of precision to handling live fire, offering creative ways to cook over charcoal, wood or a combination of the two.

Kudu founder Stebin Horne got the idea for the grill after spending time with the family of his South African ...

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Celebrate Georgia cuisine during Georgia Restaurant week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Public School 404, which opened this past May, is one of many Atlanta restaurants participating in Georgia Restaurant Week./Photo by Mia Yakel.

Enjoy a smorgasbord of Georgia cuisine during Georgia Restaurant Week. Now in its third year, the week-long event showcases Georgia-grown food and Georgia restaurants with special deals and meals.

Between July 17 and July 23, diners who visit a participating restaurant can enjoy a special prix fixe menu. Prices for these multi-course meals range from $15 to $25 to $35 per person, and in some cases, per per couple.

With more than 70 restaurants throughout Georgia participating, ...

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Chef Praveen Sharma is IN at Amara

Source: Eater Atlanta

Sharma to bring traditional Indian food to Inman Park

Inman Park Indian restaurant Amara has finally announced the hiring of a new executive chef.

The hire comes from within the restaurant’s own ranks after the departure of chef Bhavesh Patel in March. Owner Sandeep Kothary announced today that chef Praveen Sharma has been called up to lead the kitchen.

Sharma comes to Amara via New Delhi, India where he spent nearly 20 years working in the kitchens of five-star hotels and restaurants throughout the country; including a stint as the executive chef at Kabab Factory.

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Pizzeria joins list of new restaurants in Phipps Plaza

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Harry’s Pizzeria also features special pies of the day that bring a new flavor combination to customers each day./Photo courtesy of Harry’s Pizzeria’s Facebook.

Pizza lovers take note: Harry’s Pizzeria will take up digs in Phipps Plaza later this year.

Harry’s will offer Neapolitan-style pizzas that range from classic margherita to a pie topped with slow-roasted pork, fig and fontina cheese.

The pizzeria is a concept by James Beard Award winning chef Michael Schwartz, who began the Miami-based chain in 2011.

It’s 3,000-square-foot spot (with outdoor dining to come) in the upscale Buckhead mall marks the fifth location for the ...

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This dish brings flavors of South America to Atlanta

Flavors of the Andes bowl created by chef Kevin Gillespie for the new Whole Foods Market stand-alone restaurant The Roast in Atlanta./Photo by Rachel Taylor

Dish of the week: Flavors of the Andes bowl from The Roast

Whole Foods Market opened its first free-standing restaurant in Atlanta on June 1. The Roast is a fast-casual eatery focused on the Brazilian style of grilled meat known as churrasco.

The restaurant offers a variety of bowls, including a featured chef bowl. Currently that would be “Flavors of the Andes,” a creation by Atlanta chef and restaurateur Kevin Gillespie. The South American inspiration layers roasted Peruvian purple potatoes, golden beets and tri-color quinoa over Peruvian red chicken. The dish is dressed with aji amarillo pepper sauce and garnished with roasted peanuts and fresh mint. While peanuts and mint are optional, they do add flavor and texture.

Like other fast-casual eateries the bowl is made-to-order, so you can watch, step-by-step, as ingredients transform into a dish. The chicken comes right off of a roasting spit and is tossed in the aji amarillo pepper sauce a,long with the potatoes and beets before being served over quinoa. Bowls cost between $7 and $8.

The Roast is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Interested in learning more about The Roast? Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 29 at 3 p.m., when we bring you a tour of The Roast and watch Gillespie create this chef-y bowl. Catch the live action on our Facebook page, Atlanta Restaurant Scene.

650 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta. 404-853-1681. www.wholefoodsmarket.com.

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an additional entrée free of no charge.

This offer is valid now through Thursday, June 29. Guests must ask for the offer; dine-in only.

559 Dutch Valley Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-892-4111. onemidtownkitchen.com.

1180 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-2220. www.tapat1180.com.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434. parishatl.com.

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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The Guac Stop at Atlantic Station might be the most Millennial event ever

Source: Atlanta Magazine

You know what Millennials love more than anything else in the world? Avocados. The burrito-makers at Chipotle don’t need to tell us that guacamole costs extra—we know. In fact, our deep commitment devouring the avocado’s holy greenness spread over a fresh piece of Artisan toast has completely destroyed our ability to afford a down payment on a house. Bummer. But this week, Atlanta Millennials have a reason to celebrate. We can consume our weight in free guacamole at The Guac Stop, a touring pop-up from national brand Wholly Guacamole that will set up shop all-day at Atlantic Station from Wednesday through ...

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16 First Date Spots Around Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

Make a good first impression on that Tinder date

Atlanta has one of the country’s largest singles scenes. This is good news for metro area bars and restaurants who see quite a few first (and last) dates. Apps like Tinder, OkCupid, and Match.com have made finding potential love connections easier. However, one question still remains unsolved by modern technology: where do you go on that first date? We hit up our single friends for their go-to’s, researched the dark recesses of Atlanta’s subreddits, and checked in with the city’s service industry to find out where Atlantans go on their first ...

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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival returns July 16

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Celebrate all things tomato at the Attack of the Killer Tomato festival on July 16./Photo by Erik Meadows Photography.

Tomato lovers unite for the Attack of the Killer Tomato festival!

The ninth annual festival returns to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Sunday, July 16.

Created by chef and restauranteur Ford Fry, the festival brings together the South’s top chefs, mixologists and local farmers to celebrate local, organically grown food. Proceeds from the event support Georgia Organics, an area nonprofit that connects Georgia families to organic food grown in the state.

Attendees will be able to enjoy samples of ...

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Don’t miss this cookbook author (and the free food) tonight at Cover Books

Six Seasons, by Joshua McFadden

Calling veggie lovers! Get your copy of one of the best new vegetable-centric cookbooks of 2017 while enjoying free food prepared by James Beard award winner chef Steven Satterfield at Cover Books East from 6-8 p.m. this evening.

Author Joshua McFadden will be in town for a book signing of his newly released “Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables.”

The event is co-hosted by Cover Books owner Katie Barringer and Satterfield, the executive chef and co-owner of Miller Union. Dishes will highlight some recipes from McFadden’s cookbook.

AJC contributor Wendell Brock wrote of “Six Seasons”: “If you make only one dish this summer, let it be Joshua McFadden’s ‘Herbed’ Butter with Warm Bread, from his glorious ‘Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables.’ So simple it’s not even a recipe, the party-starter is nothing but a cutting board slathered with butter, sprinkled with salt, pepper and chile flakes and layered with herbs, greens and edible flowers. Put a warm country loaf on the side and you’re done.”

Cover Books at Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Place NE, Atlanta. 470-225-7733. www.cover-books.com.

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Free tea in Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, pup patio party and more in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nashville hot chicken at One Eared Stag / Photo by Wendell Brock

Free tea. Bring your furry friend to the patio party. There are several fun, food events happening in Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time. And, if you’re planning ahead for July 4th, check out several events here.

Now through June 30: To celebrate the one-year anniversary in the Atlanta market, Tiff’s Treats is offering 50-percent off online orders at when using the code THXATL.
Various locations, cookiedelivery.com.

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Home for Dinner: Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador and civil rights leader

Source: Atlanta Magazine

“Normally, it’s pizza,” Andrew Young jokes. That’s not exactly true. Pizza boxes might sometimes grace the table at regular family get-togethers, hosted by his son, Andrew “Bo” Young III, in his six-bedroom home in Buckhead. Most of the time, though, it’s platters of home-cooked meat and vegetables made by Bo’s wife, Angelica. At 85, Young still looks stately, even in a loose linen short-sleeved shirt and matching slacks. An early leader in the civil rights movement, he was known as Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest confidant. “We’d start our day at Busy Bee or Paschal’s,” he says, referencing their days ...

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Get your guac on at The Guac Stop in Atlantic Station

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Guac Stop will stop in Atlanta from June 28 to July 2./ Photo courtesy of Wholly Guacamole.

Love avocados? How about guacamole? What about chips and guac?

If all of those sound appetizing then head to The Guac Stop, the nation’s first guacamole lounge. The pop-up eatery will be conveniently nestled in Atlanta’s Atlantic Station for five days, beginning Wednesday.

The Guac Stop comes from the makers of Wholly Guacamole and its lounge will include a customizable guacamole bar and samples of other guacamole products, such as spicy peach guacamole and layered dips.

 

Get your guac on at The Guac Stop in Atlantic Station

Customize your guacamole at The Guac ...

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4 places to celebrate July 4th in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to the The Roof at Ponce City Market for barbecue, libations, panoramic fireworks view and more./Photo credit: Amy Sinclair.

Enjoy pre- and actual Independence Day fetes with food and festivities in metro Atlanta. From an all-you-can eat barbecue to rooftop views, the following four places have you covered with fun.

Monday, July 3: Join BeetleCat for a pre-Independence Day taco luau celebration featuring a pig roast and specials from chef Andrew Isabella, beer and punch specials plus a live DJ on the patio from 1-4 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $25 and include pork with beachside-inspired taco fixins’ such ...

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Opening Alert: Babalu Tapas & Tacos Opens Today and Radial Cafe College Park Now Serving

Source: Eater Atlanta

Tacos, tapas, and breakfast

Midtown is getting tapas and tacos today. College Park is now home to the second location of Candler Park breakfast staple Radial Cafe.

Babalu Tapas & Tacos opens today at the mixed-use complex 33 Peachtree Place (aka Alta Midtown) at the corner of West Peachtree and Peachtree Place.

This is the seventh location for the Mississippi-based restaurant operated by Eat Here Brands and the first to open in Atlanta.

COO Stan Stout says of the opening, “We’re excited to be in a city that’s known for its Southern hospitality because offering a dining experience that ...

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Stock Up: Three Things You Need to Make the Most of Summer’s Vegetables

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s high summer and the vegetables are rolling off the farmers’ trucks. Do you have the equipment you need to do justice to it all?

A Corn Stripper

Field-fresh ears of corn are one of the highlights of summer. Once you have your fill of corn on the cob are you ready to put corn kernels in your salads or make a big batch of creamed corn? Then you face the daunting task of stripping the kernels off the cob. You use a knife, the kernels fly everywhere and you’re slicing kernels in half as you work your way around ...

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Babalu bringing tapas and tacos to Midtown and other food news you might have missed this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rendering of Babalu Tapas & Tacos, which opens on Monday in Midtown./Photo courtesy of Melissa Libby & Associates.

The good times are rolling late into the night at Bon Ton. The restaurant, which blends the flavors of Vietnam and New Orleans, is extending its kitchen hours until 2 a.m. Tuesday – Saturday and until 12 a.m. on Sundays. The popularity of the restaurant, which opened in February, pushed the decision to keep the kitchen open later. From fried oysters to smoked shrimp jambalaya, head to Bon Ton in Midtown for a late night snack.

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Essential Atlanta Late-Night Food

Source: Eater Atlanta

Where to go after-hours

Atlanta’s cocktail culture is thriving, but where can you find late-night eats around town to soak up the booze? And by late-night, this means long after the midnight hour when most restaurants and bars have packed it in for the evening. Mapped from north to south, here’s where to get into a little trouble with pork dumplings and a sazerac at 1 a.m., grab a burger with a beer chaser at 2 a.m., or feed that emerging hangover at 3 a.m.

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Arches Bohemian Riot

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Arches Brewing Bohemian Riot./Photo courtesy of Arches Brewing.

Last week, I visited Arches Brewing in Hapeville, where I met up with brewmaster Jamey Adams, and we sipped through the current draft lineup, which is focused on lagers.

Among the offerings, I enjoyed the year-round flagship, Unseasonal Lager, an American pale lager brewed with Noble hops, and the spring-to-summer seasonal, Mexican Empire, which is a Vienna-style lager commonly brewed in Mexico.

But I was really taken with Bohemian Riot, a crisp tribute to the beers of Pilsen that is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Bohemian Riot
Arches Brewing, Hapeville, ...

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New eatery bringing cocktails and burgers to Smyrna in July

A rendering of Wade’s in Smyrna./Photo courtesy of E+E Architecture.

Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium, a modern American restaurant, is opening this July in Smyrna.

The new restaurant, which is located at 1061 Concord Road, comes from Chef Jason McClure (formerly of Villains, a Midtown sandwich shop and bar, and Flip Burger Boutique) and J.D. Childress of South City Kitchen.

Casual dining will take on a modern twist in the new eatery that also features outdoor dining options with their patio and rooftop deck. The restaurant is located in a small park allowing families to dine and play in one place. Those looking for a casual cocktail and snack can choose to sit at one of Wade’s three bars.

Wade’s menu will include American staples like burgers, sandwiches and  snacks with a dessert menu that features treats made with High Road Craft Ice Cream. Fans of Villains, which closed in 2014, will see some old items like, “Hail Nero” kale Caesar salad and “The OddJob” Korean fried chicken sandwich, reappear on the new menu.

Check out the menu here:

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McClure hopes to have Wade’s open in late July.

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Propósito taco truck sets up shop in Lindbergh

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Lake Dawson, the corporate chef for Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and his partner Michael Boynton, have a side job and it involves tacos. Boynton, who is native of Austin, Texas, found himself seeking out quality, authentic tacos everywhere he went. The idea for a taco truck was born. Propósito, the duo’s new blue and white food truck that sits in the parking lot of the Exxon at the corner of Lindbergh Drive and Piedmont Road, opened two weeks ago. It serves breakfast and lunch tacos with classic Mexican flavors such as barbacoa and al pastor pork, along with quesadillas and icy ...

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July food events to add to your calendar

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

There’s often a crowd at Eclipse di Luna in Dunwoody. From July 10 until July 14, Eclipse di Luna will serve specials to celebrate Spain’s Running of the Bulls./Photo by Jason Getz

Break out your Hawaiian shirts for this Taco Luau

On July 3, BeetleCat will transform into a beach paradise for a Taco Luau. Along with drink and beer specials, the Inman Park restaurant will have a pig roast and other Hawaiian specials. Chef Andrew Isabella has created a menu for the luau that includes Caja China pig and beachside-inspired taco fixings including pineapple kimchi, potato yucca salad, street ...

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