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20 Essential Atlanta Happy Hours

Source: Eater Atlanta

Cheers to the end of the work day

After a long day at the office, it’s finally 5 p.m. Time to take a load off with a drink and a few snacks before heading home for the day. Thankfully, Atlanta offers plenty of places to experience post-work happy hour cocktails and appetizer deals. Here are 20 happy hours, mapped north-to-south, to grab drinks, oysters, and even chicken wings in order to shake off the day.

Don’t see your favorite happy hour go-to? Let us know in the comments or via the tipline.

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The Freakin Incan to open in Tucker and other top Atlanta dining news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cheviche de Camarone at The Freakin’ Incan. / AJC file photo

Restaurant and dining news

Less than a month after M572 announced it would be closing its doors, an established Peruvian restaurant is set to set up shop in the space.

The Freakin Incan, the food truck turned brick-and-mortar in Roswell, will open a second location at 2316 Main St. in Tucker at the beginning of October, according to owner Mikiel Arnold.

The new location will have a similar menu to the Roswell restaurant, with some additional dishes. The 16-seat bar in Tucker will enable the new spot ...

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The Clermont Lounge Is Finally Back in Business

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s a long time coming

The Clermont Lounge is finally ready to re-open its doors. After nine months in the dark, the famous dive bar/dance hall/strip club has revealed it will we begin service again tonight at 8 p.m.

“And finally, we can officially announce that the Clermont Lounge will open tonight at 8PM,” reads a Friday afternoon post on Facebook. “We’d like to give a special thanks to Kwanza Hall for all of his hard work in helping to reopen the Clermont Lounge!” The Clermont appears to have endorsed City Counselor Hall’s mayoral candidacy with an #everybodysmayor hashtag at ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Terrapin Hammer 58 Pale Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Baseball season is heading toward playoff time, college and pro football are kicking off, and Atlanta is crazy for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, United FC and Major League Soccer.

For me, anyway, it’s the best time of year to be a sports fan. And it’s the best time to enjoy a well-made pale ale — a venerable British style that American craft brewers made their own with all-American ingredients, most notably the likes of Cascade, Chinook and Centennial hops.

Call it ingenuity or serendipity, but bright, citrusy American pale ales make a perfect match for all the foods we love ...

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New barbecue spot coming to Johns Creek

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ribs are on the menu at Rise & Swine / Photo from the Swine & Shine Facebook page

The owners of a popular Johns Creek Mexican restaurant are planning to open a barbecue restaurant next door.

Mark Ferrara and Ben Lee, who own The Original Brooklyn Cantina at 9945 Jones Bridge Road, are planning to open Swine and Shine, according to Scoop OTP.

Lee said the restaurant is set to open at the beginning of October and will offer barbecue staples including brisket, ribs and burnt ends. Beverages will include more than 40 kinds of beer, 15 kinds of ...

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Pizza chain will give away free pizza all day today in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blaze Pizza is hosting a free pizza day event from today and everyone gets a free pizza. Photo credit: Paperboy Public Relations.

Today’s food holiday is National Cheese Pizza Day, and to celebrate, you get a free pizza! You get a free pizza! Everyone gets a free pizza! (Points Oprah Winfrey-esque at everyone reading this post.)

Back to the pizza. As the newest restaurant in Decatur, Blaze Pizza is hosting a free pizza day event from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today. To cash in on this offer, like Blaze Pizza on FacebookTwitterInstagram or Snapchat and you’ll ...

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The early word on A Mano and Greens & Gravy

Source: Atlanta Magazine

From top: cacio e pepe, charred octopus, sparkling rosé, and Georgia trout at A ManoPhotograph by Iain Bagwell A Mano Handmade pasta is part of the focus of this Italian restaurant, which opened in July, and the must-order dish is cacio e pepe: fresh spaghetti tossed with black pepper and pecorino cheese. A modest free-standing brick and stucco building, A Mano is surprisingly cozy on the inside, with a snug bar and a separate rustic but contemporary dining area. Nothing else quite equals that elegantly simple pasta, but the slightly effervescent Italian rosé on tap goes a long way in ...

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5 reasons to check out Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Try the jumbo lump crab cakes—accompanied by meyer-lemon goat cheese grits, grilled asparagus and cracked mustard butter sauce–at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails./ Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Many restaurants tout menus with locally sourced ingredients—but how many of them actually grow their own fare? Garden-to-table dining is what you’ll encounter at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, which boasts its very own one-acre garden. Located in historic downtown Crabapple, the 155-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage were preserved and restored, now serving as the home of Milton’s, which cooks up contemporary southern cuisine in a charming setting. Here are five reasons you should check ...

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Get a taste of 9 restaurants during Buford Highway Restaurant Week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Roti Canai is on the menu at Penang for Buford Highway Restaurant Week / AJC file photo

If you’ve been meaning to try out some Buford Highway restaurants but have been overwhelmed by the number of options, the inaugural Buford Highway Restaurant Week might be your perfect entry point.

From Sept. 10-17, nine Buford Highway restaurants will offer prix fixe three-course menus for $25-$35 for one or two people.

 

Participating restaurants include:

China Kitchen Chamblee, 5385 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-860-2777, chinakitchenchamblee.com/

Chong Qing Hot Pot, 5385 New Peachtree Rd, Chamblee.  770-936-1379, chongqinghotpotchamblee.com/

Dish Korean Cuisine, ...

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Avalon is getting a new ice cream shop this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cookies and cream rolled ice cream at Kremo. / Photo courtesy of Kremo

The rolled ice cream trend shows no signs of stopping.

Kremo Ice Cream is set to open at Avalon in Alpharetta this Friday. The spot, which serves made-to-order rolled ice cream made with local ingredients, offers flavors including green tea, toasted coconut and coffee, as well as specialty and seasonal varieties including mocha latte, passionfruit, rum raisin and black sesame.

This will be the second Kremo — the spot has another location at 2180 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. This will be the second spot ...

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There’ll soon be a new place to drink beer at Lenox Square mall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peachtree Pint is coming to Lenox Square mall. MATT KEMPNER / AJC

Raise a glass to a soon-to-open bar focusing on beer at Lenox Square mall.

Locally owned and operated Peachtree Pint is set to open by the end of the year in the Fashion Café next to Cellaris. The spot will offer 30 international and domestic beers on tap, including several Georgia-made beers. Snacks curated by local chefs will also be available for purchase.

In other recent Lenox Square news, Cousin’s Maine Lobster announced it will open its first East Coast brick-and-mortar location in the mall this fall.

 

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There’ll soon be a new place to drink beer at Lenox Square mall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peachtree Pint is coming to Lenox Square mall. MATT KEMPNER / AJC

Raise a glass to a soon-to-open bar focusing on beer at Lenox Square mall.

Locally owned and operated Peachtree Pint is set to open by the end of the year in the Fashion Café next to Cellaris. The spot will offer 30 international and domestic beers on tap, including several Georgia-made beers. Snacks curated by local chefs will also be available for purchase.

In other recent Lenox Square news, Cousin’s Maine Lobster announced it will open its first East Coast brick-and-mortar location in the mall this fall.

 

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Figo Pasta closes its doors in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Figo Pasta in Decatur is now closed. / AJC file photo

There’s one less spot to get pasta in Decatur.

Atlanta-based Figo Pasta closed its location at East Decatur Station at 627 E. College Ave., What Now Atlanta reports.

The chain — which closed a Sandy Springs location last year — still has restaurants in West Midtown, Buckhead, Vinings and Edgewood.

At its height, Figo had eight locations, including four that opened in 2009 despite the recession.

 

 

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Figo Pasta closes its doors in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Figo Pasta in Decatur is now closed. / AJC file photo

There’s one less spot to get pasta in Decatur.

Atlanta-based Figo Pasta closed its location at East Decatur Station at 627 E. College Ave., What Now Atlanta reports.

The chain — which closed a Sandy Springs location last year — still has restaurants in West Midtown, Buckhead, Vinings and Edgewood.

At its height, Figo had eight locations, including four that opened in 2009 despite the recession.

 

 

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More DeKalb County dining news

More metro Atlanta restaurant closings

 

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Beer Town: A month of milestones for Georgia beer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

September marks some major milestones for Georgia beer drinkers.

Senate Bill 85, which for the first time allows breweries to sell beer directly to consumers, took effect on Sept. 1.

In response, you’ll find new and improved taprooms with extended hours and a host of special offerings at most breweries around the state. But stay tuned, because it’s likely to take several months to fully figure out what all the changes will mean for the bigger beer scene.

In Atlanta, two very different breweries, Red Brick and Scofflaw, will celebrate important anniversaries this month. And in many ways, they ...

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Beer Town: A month of milestones for Georgia beer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

September marks some major milestones for Georgia beer drinkers.

Senate Bill 85, which for the first time allows breweries to sell beer directly to consumers, took effect on Sept. 1.

In response, you’ll find new and improved taprooms with extended hours and a host of special offerings at most breweries around the state. But stay tuned, because it’s likely to take several months to fully figure out what all the changes will mean for the bigger beer scene.

In Atlanta, two very different breweries, Red Brick and Scofflaw, will celebrate important anniversaries this month. And in many ways, they ...

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Have we reached peak pumpkin spice?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Holiday creep is for real. You know, the trend of stores foisting holiday items on us earlier and earlier, so we start seeing Christmas ornaments on shelves in September or Valentine’s Day chocolates put out as soon as the Christmas items are stored in the back until the following summer.

The latest victim of the creep? Pumpkin spice products. Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere, and they’re making their debut earlier and earlier (it’s only early September, after all, and we’re already a little pumpkin spiced-out). Scroll down to check out the good, the #basic and the truly ridiculous ...

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Have we reached peak pumpkin spice?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Holiday creep is for real. You know, the trend of stores foisting holiday items on us earlier and earlier, so we start seeing Christmas ornaments on shelves in September or Valentine’s Day chocolates put out as soon as the Christmas items are stored in the back until the following summer.

The latest victim of the creep? Pumpkin spice products. Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere, and they’re making their debut earlier and earlier (it’s only early September, after all, and we’re already a little pumpkin spiced-out). Scroll down to check out the good, the #basic and the truly ridiculous ...

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Chef Tyler Williams Is IN at Sean Brock’s Forthcoming Husk Savannah

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Savannah restaurant and its sister in Greenville are on track to open later this year

Tyler Williams, who made a name for himself in Atlanta leading the kitchen at the now-defunct Woodfire Grill, is in as chef de cuisine at the forthcoming Savannah outpost for iconic Southern restaurant Husk. Celebrity chef Sean Brock and The Neighborhood Dining Group plan to open Husk Savannah in December.

After his time at Woodfire Grill, Williams spent a short stint as executive chef at a pizzeria called By Hand on Lake Burton in north Georgia. More recently, he was executive ...

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East Pole Coffee Debuts in Buckhead Next Week

Source: Eater Atlanta

The cafe is part of the Armour Yards development

East Pole Coffee Co. will open to the public at Buckhead’s Armour Yards development on Monday, September 11. It’s the first brick-and-mortar cafe for East Pole, which has previously operated as a wholesale business.

The 2,000-square-foot space will serve as East Pole’s headquarters and house the company’s roastery along with a coffee bar. When the project was announced in September 2016, co-owner Jules Tompkins said the vibe would be similar to that found at a restaurant with an open kitchen: “The idea is to center the whole experience of the ...

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FEED Fried Chicken is coming to Peachtree Corners

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Marc Taft had a busy year, but his 2018 is shaping up to be even busier.

Taft, whose FEED Fried Chicken & Such just opened its doors at The Battery at SunTrust Park, announced that he’ll bring the same concept to the Town Center mixed-use development in Peachtree Corners in 2018.

In addition to the Peachtree Corners restaurant, Taft is also set to open a FEED, as well as CO-OP Community Table + Bar and an unnamed burger concept at the Halcyon development in Forsyth County in 2018.

Inspired by memories of childhood meals at his grandmother’s house, ...

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Steven Satterfield, Anne Quatrano, Kevin Gillespie, and more will promote sustainability at the Chefs Collaborative Summit

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta Chefs Collaborative Summit host Steven Satterfield (right) with Add Danforth.Photograph courtesy of Miller Union Chefs, farmers, and purveyors from around the country are teaming up to promote food sustainability at the Chefs Collaborative 8th Annual Summit, themed “Growing Community–Owning the Future.” Open to the public, the event will be held September 9 through 11 at locations around the city, including Ponce City Market and the Fox Theatre. Miller Union owner and chef Steven Satterfield is this year’s host committee leader, working with notable chefs like Anne Quatrano, Hugh Acheson, and Kevin Gillespie. “Chefs Collaborative is a nonprofit that connects ...

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You need to eat at the Jusgo Supermarket food court in Duluth

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The cold skin noodles from Xi’an Gourmet HousePhotograph by Jennifer Zyman I’ve never stopped and counted how many just Asian supermarkets there are in metro Atlanta, but I wager the number is larger than you think. And what’s so cool about them is that they don’t sell just groceries. Instead these mini-malls offer everything from a dramatic Korean visor that blocks out all the sun to slippers that sweep the floor as you walk to a toilet with an integrated bidet. But the best part, undoubtedly, is the food court. While I have my favorite Asian food courts around Atlanta (more ...

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17 Essential Atlanta Pizzerias

Source: Eater Atlanta

From Neapolitan to New York-style pies

Atlanta has its fair share of solid pizzerias, and even though the Neapolitan style seems to be the most popular around town these days, those in search of New York-, Jersey-, or even Chicago-style pizzas can easily satisfy their cravings. Here, now, are 17 of Atlanta’s essential restaurants to grab a slice or a whole pie.

Don’t see your favorite? Give it a shout out in the comments.

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