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James Beard Foundation benefit dinner, bourbon dinner and more in metro Atlanta

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Celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday with a six-course dinner at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours. Photo credit: Shelby Light.

Six-course dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs. Four-course book signing. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all three of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Monday, Jan. 15: Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere, chef Deborah VanTrece and chef Jennifer Hill Booker will host a six-course collaborative dinner and cocktail pairing at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours beginning ...

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Celebrate the Crimson Tide’s win with free tacos at this Midtown hotspot

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Get a free taco at Babalu in Midtown today. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Winner’s circle.

No matter what state you hail from, celebrate the day after the big game and the Alabama Crimson Tides’ National Championship win with a Gulf shrimp taco with any purchase from Babalu Tapas & Tacos. This offer is valid Tuesday, Jan. 9 only.
33 Peachtree Place N.E., Atlanta. 404-900-9595, atlanta.eatbabalu.com.

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5 metro Atlanta restaurants to watch the National Championship game, get food deals

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LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée today. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.

Game time.

You know what it is: The University of Georgia’s Bulldogs (or just Georgia Dawgs if you’re a fan) will play the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide during the National Championship at 8 p.m. Jan. 8. To celebrate, several metro Atlanta restaurants will offer dining deals today. Check out the promotions below and remember, go Dawgs!

LongHorn Steakhouse: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée. To receive the offer, mention the promotion to your ...

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Dress like Elvis, get free food at this Tex-Mex restaurant today

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Head to Chuy’s for a free entrée today. Photo credit: M-Squared PR.

If you’re hungry, love Tex-Mex and Elvis, you’re in luck.

Chuy’s is hosting their annual Elvis birthday bash and visitors dressed as Elvis (or Priscilla Presley) can get a free entrée. Customers can also receive $1 off an order of Elvis green chile fried chicken. These offers are available Monday, Jan. 8 only to commemorate the singer’s 83rd birthday.
Atlanta – 2955 Cobb Parkway S.E., Atlanta. 770-956-2345, chuys.com.
Alpharetta – 2560 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-722-3580.
Perimeter – 118 Perimeter Center W., Atlanta. 770-351-7777.
Kennesaw – 585 Ernest ...

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Happy hour drinks and tapas are $4 and $5 weekdays at this Buckhead restaurant

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Happy hour drinks and tapas are $4 and $5 weekdays at Gypsy Kitchen. Photo credit: Gypsy Kitchen.

Unwind from the workday with happy hour wine and tapas specials from 4:30-6 p.m. weekdays at Gypsy Kitchen. A rotating selection of premium wine vintages, unique varietals and a sparkling option are available for $5 a glass; a sampling of small plates, which includes chicken croquetas and marinated olives, are $4. Specials are available at the bar, in the patio and lounge area.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-939-9840, gk-atl.com.

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2 days of free food samples, oysters and bubbly specials and more in metro Atlanta

Get in-store meal samples like this chicken fajita soup made from Pacific bone broths at The Fresh Market. Photo credit: The Fresh Market.

Oysters and bubbly events in January. Free food samples. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all three of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now through Jan. 28: il Giallo Osteria & Bar will feature half dozen oysters and a glass of bubbly for $19 from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday in January. The menu will rotate daily, and oysters will be from various parts of the country; bubbly will include Proceco, Cava, champagne, sparkling wine and more.
5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-709-2148. www.ilgialloatl.com.

Jan. 6-7: Celebrate 2018 with in-store meal samples ranging from slow cooker ideas like bone broth and a chili kit; sweet tooth cravings with apple crisps; and veggie noodles made with zucchini, butternut squash, beet, sweet potato and yellow squash from noon-4 p.m. at The Fresh Market.
Various locations, thefreshmarket.com.

Jan. 13: If part of your new year’s resolutions is to start planning ahead, here’s an opportunity to start. Learn the history of cider, ingredient selection, flavors and of course, how to make cider, with Urban Tree’s cider maker from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hop City Craft Beer and Wine in West Midtown. Tickets are $15. Click here for additional information.
1000 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-350-9998, hopcitybeer.com.

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2 days of free food samples, oysters and bubbly specials and more in metro Atlanta

3 metro Atlanta places to get $5 burgers today

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Get $5 burgers today at all three Dantanna’s locations. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Consider this week an opportunity to adhere to your new year’s food and drink budget. Enjoy $5 burgers from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and half price local beers all day on Tuesdays at all Dantanna’s locations. The restaurant offers several burgers including a classic beef Angus, double-stack patty bacon cheese burger and more.
Downtown – 1 CNN Center, Atlanta. 404-522-8873, dantannas.com.
Buckhead – Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Road, N.E., Atlanta. 404-760-8873.
Sandy Springs – 6649 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-705-8873.

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Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at this chain eatery

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Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at Bahama Breeze. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.You don’t have to blow your budget to have a good time on New Year’s Eve.

Bahama Breeze, a casual eatery that serves Caribbean-style food and drinks, will offer its Legendary Island cocktails for $2.18 all day on New Year’s Eve (regular cocktail prices are $6.99 – $7.99). Options will include Painkiller, a mix of Pusser’s dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice plus ground nutmeg; Goombay Smash, a blend of Cruzan coconut, Spiced and Bacardi Black rums mixed with ...

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7 metro Atlanta restaurants to ring in the new year for free

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Get the party started early with Hampton + Hudson’s regular brunch and dinner menu plus free admission before 8 p.m. Photo credit: Blue Hominy PR.

If the holidays blew your budget or you just don’t feel like dropping a wad of cash for one night or you just want a low-key, but festive New Year’s Eve celebration, this list is for you. The following seven restaurants will be offering fuss-free celebrations, no cover charge celebrations and some will offer free beer or champagne toasts. All events will occur on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31.

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New Year’s Eve parties, New Year’s Day celebration and more this week in Atlanta

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Nakato Japanese Restaurant will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a three-course menu on Jan. 1. Photo credit: The Rosen Group Atlanta.

Boxing Day brunch. New Year’s Eve parties. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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, happy new year, good people.

Tuesday, Dec. 26: Celebrate Boxing Day at One Eared Stag with brunch prepared by Chef Robert Phalen from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
1029 Edgewood Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-525-4479, oneearedstagatl.com.

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This downtown upscale restaurant offers $5 martinis every Tuesday

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Get $5 martinis every Tuesday at ROOM. Photo credit: Our Labor of Love.

Shaken or stirred?

For $5 specialty martinis including pomegranate, lemon drop, Cosmo, chocolate and dry and dirty, visit ROOM, an American steakhouse and sushi restaurant located in TWELVE hotel. Available all day on Tuesdays at the Downtown location only.
400 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-418-1250, twelvehotels.com/centennialpark.

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Get 79-cent burgers at this chain restaurant today

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Get unlimited 79-cent burgers at Krystal today. Photo credit: Ink Link Marketing.

Ba humburger no more.

To celebrate National Ba Humbug Day today — this is a real thing today — Krystal is offering its signature burger for 79 cents and changing the phrase into Ba Yum buns. Get it?

Offer valid at participation locations today only and while supplies last.
Various locations, krystal.com.

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6 places to eat and party on New Year’s Eve in metro Atlanta

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Head to STK Atlanta for a fete featuring seasonal specials, drinks, music and more. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Eat, drink and be merry while toasting the old and ringing in 2018. The following six restaurants in metro Atlanta will offer a range of dining and festive options. All events will take place on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31.

St. Cecilia: Celebrate the upcoming year with a four-course menu that will begin with an amuse-bouche turnip and apple soup accompanied by caviar and pumpkin seeds. For the antipasti course, savor tuna crudo, Jonah lump crab or kompachi followed by pear and winter greens ravioli, spaghetti or risotto. Entree options ...

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4 holiday-themed and foodie events in metro Atlanta this week

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Fill up with food from Livingston Restaurant + Bar’s buffet before seeing “The Nutcracker” at Fox Theatre. Photo credit: Green Olive Media.

Classic Christmas movie. Party in Decatur. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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, Merry Christmas, good people.

Thursday, Dec. 21: The Iberian Pig in Decatur will transform into a Wall Street-themed trading pit for an evening of food, drinks at fluctuating prices (remember to buy low), dancing, theatrics and gluttony ...

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Here’s how you can get a free meal for a year from this chain Tex-Mex restaurant today

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Get a year’s worth of free meals at Chuy’s as part of the Alpharetta location’s festivities today. Photo credit: Chuy’s.

Want a free meal for a year? Just show up.

As part of its grand opening festivities, Chuy’s in Alpharetta will give the first 50 people in line a year’s worth of complimentary meals at 11 a.m. Guests are free to arrive earlier since the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m.

Complimentary meals are limited to 12 and can be used from Dec. 2017 to Dec. 2018. Offer valid at this new location only.
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6 foodie stocking stuffers under $30

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The Emily & Meritt mugs are perfect any time of year. Photo credit: Pottery Barn.

’Tis the season to great gifts while sticking to you budget.

This Christmas, give the gift of something spicy, best for two, a little educational and more. The price tag may be small — they are all under $30 — but the gifts are big on taste and style.

Hot sauce: For those who like their food spicy, give the gift of three hot sauces — habanero, jalapeño and roja — from Bartaco. $20.
3802 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-871-8226.
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Your favorite cupcake shop in Buckhead is giving away free cupcakes today

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Get a free cupcake at Sprinkles in Buckhead today. Photo credit: Engelman & Co.

You could take your sweet time getting to Buckhead, but you may miss this dining deal.

In honor of National Cupcake Day, today, Friday, Dec. 15, the first 50 customers in line at Sprinkles will receive a free limited-edition strawberry Sprinkles cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

Treat yourself; show up early, get a free cupcake and have a happier Friday.

Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-846-1599, sprinkles.com.

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20 great holiday restaurant gift card deals in metro Atlanta

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For each $100 gift card purchased, guests will receive an extra $20 at One Sushi + as well as other restaurants this holiday season. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

Did you make your list and check it twice?

For last minute gifts, consider gift cards from the following 20 metro Atlanta restaurants. With slew of bonus dollar deals, each will be a gift of something good to eat. And, if you’re wanting a treat for you, there’s that too; some bonus offers feature a second gift card so you can give and get a gift. All offers are available online ...

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Bingo, Santa and games at Krog Street Market, beer and pie party and more in metro Atlanta this week

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Since food and fitness go well together, Life Time Fitness will host a special breakfast with Santa featuring healthy options. Photo credit: M Squared PR.

Bingo, Santa, games and more at Krog Street Market. Four-course beer dinner. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Marlow’s Tavern in Alpharetta and small-scale brewery, Abbey of the Holy Goats, will host a four-course beer dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. today. The menu ...

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Moms get 25 percent off meals every Tuesday at this Decatur restaurant

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Moms receive 25 percent off food when they visit Big Tex in Decatur. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

This dining deal is just for your momma.

Moms receive 25 percent off food when they visit Big Tex, a Decatur-based restaurant that offers a mix of Texas-style and southern comfort food like smoked wings with Texas sauce, fried chicken steak, catfish and chips, salads and sandwiches. Moms simply say, “I’m a mother,” and the discount will be applied. That’s it; no ID or coupon necessary.
308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur. 404-377-393, bigtex30030.com.

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5 gifts for people who like to bake

Bake and dish it in this casserole dish, which is available on SouthernKitchen.com. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

’Tis the season to give great gifts.

This Christmas, present bakers with a casserole dish, enroll them in a croissant-making class or purchase something they can use like a recipe book. Some of the following five gifts are local, so you can go get them now (and browse for other gifts) or order others online.

Chocolate spread: Whether you bake bread or batches of sugar cookies, sweeten things up with Xocolatl‘s chocolate hazelnut spread, made with ha​zelnuts, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa powder, organic cocoa butter, organic vanilla bean and sea salt. $18.
99 Krog St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-604-9642, xocolatlchocolate.com.

Pie plate: Serving guests dessert can be as easy as pie — literally — with a wooded pie plate from American Heirloom. It’s available in maple or walnut wood, and can also be personalized with custom engraving. $48.
American Heirloom, aheirloom.com.

Casserole dish: Dish it. For a casserole dish with cover that evenly bakes and keeps food warm, consider this three-quart Elodie designed one from Stoneware & Co. Available at Southern Kitchen, it features a secured, upturned lid and handles, and is perfect for serving up to eight people, depending on the dish. $95.
Southern Kitchen, southernkitchen.com.

Baker’s cookbook: Baking often requires precision, and even the slightest recipe departure can turn a good dish into a disaster. Thankfully, no one has to worry about that with the Meyer’s Bakery recipe book by Claus Meyer, which features 80 recipes ranging from bagels to baguettes and scones to pretzels. $16.49.
Amazon, amazon.com.

Culinary class: Learn to make croissants like classic, Parisian ham and cheese as well as cinnamon and sugar in the Croissants from Scratch class at Sur La Table from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 13, 2018. Participants will work in small, hands-on groups and be able to taste generous portions of each dish. A place in the kitchen is $69. Registration required.
Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-973-3371, surlatable.com.

 

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Find out how to win one year of sandwiches from this chain restaurant tomorrow

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A Cinnabon six-pack could get you free sandwiches for a year. Photo credit: Schlotzsky’s.

Tomorrow will be a great day for a six-pack.

Schlotzsky’s, a chain restaurant that offers sandwiches, Cinnabons, pizzas and more, will celebrate guest appreciation day by offering one free small Original Sandwich each week for a year to the first 100 people who purchase a Cinnabon six-pack Dec. 9. This offer is available at metro Atlanta locations at Cumberland, Alpharetta, Duluth, Marietta and Woodstock.

All locations are also offering meals — sandwich, drink and chips — for $5 all day tomorrow.

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5 Christmas gifts for junior chefs

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Sprinkle magic into holiday baking and more with a three-piece sugar set. Photo credit: Beautiful Briny Sea.

As a kid, cooking was fun. There was no better feeling than being able to assist my mother, grandmother or great-grandmother in the kitchen. It’s the reason I love to bake today—and why any and everything that needs to be cooked in the oven falls under my responsibility.

Why is this important to you? Because. If your kids love helping you in the kitchen, they may be junior chefs in the making. And, passionate little chefs plus your busy schedule equals time for ...

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Free boneless wings all day in Midtown today

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Free boneless wings all day at Wing Zone in Atlanta. Photo credit: No Limit Agency.

Wing Zone is giving away five free boneless wings at all U.S. locations including the restaurant on the campus of Georgia Tech today. The company is highlighting their new Korean Q flavor, but also raising money for the Ben Abercrombie Fund hosted by the family’s community church in Hoover, Alabama. Ben is the son of Marty Abercrombie, who owns two restaurant locations in Alabama. During Ben’s first collegiate game with Harvard University this past September, he was paralyzed from the neck down and is now undergoing ...

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Where to eat on Christmas Eve in metro Atlanta

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Celebrate the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes at il Giallo Osteria & Bar. Photo credit: he Rosen Group Atlanta.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends at the following four restaurants. Menus items will be available on Sunday, Dec. 24.

Ellet’s Steakhouse: Start a new Christmas Eve tradition where someone else does all the work. Choose from the full dinner menu or seasonal specials like table-side carved roast beef with freshly grated horseradish or croquembouche. Wine and cocktails will be available by the glass.
2605 Circle 75 Pkwy., Atlanta. 678-996-5344, c-ellets.com.

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