Category Archives: Atlanta

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Buy This: Three coconut treats to get you through the rest of summer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

You need to hydrate. You need to recover from crazy fun summer events. You need to up your servings of fruits and vegetables. We’ve got you covered in coconut.

 

With beets!

Yes, beets. In the form of beet juice. Don’t roll your eyes. It’s delicious. We tried Beetology’s new line of certified organic cold pressed juices with beets as the base. We tried all five flavors. They’ve combined the beets with lemon and ginger (refreshing!), beets plus veggies (which reminded us a little of a certain tomato-based vegetable juice), beet plus berry (yum!), beet plus cherry (which you’ll swear ...

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Celebrate National Tequila Day with $2 shots all week at Tin Lizzy’s

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina is offering $2 shots of 1800 Tequila now through Sunday, July 30. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina is offering $2 shots of 1800 Tequila now through Sunday, July 30. Valid at all 11 locations throughout Georgia. Psst. The restaurant also offers more than 25 soft tacos, quesadillas and specialty plates in the event you’re looking for food too.
Various locations, tinlizzyscantina.com.

Explore where to eat in Atlanta with the AJC’s Spring Dining Guide

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium shows off new concessions: What to grab and what to skip

Source: Atlanta Magazine

By now you’ve likely heard about the big dining names coming to Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Iberian Pig, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Antico, and Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, to name a few. Concentrics (One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks) is even operating a full-service restaurant, Molly B’s, that will be open on non-game days. But what about the rest of the stadium’s concessions? While we didn’t get a chance to try the much-talked-about $2 hot dogs and $3 pizza slices at a stadium-sponsored media preview this morning, we did get to taste a few of the more premium (but still fairly priced for a ...

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Here’s a look at the food at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A hand-breaded free-range fried chicken sandwich is one of many specialty foods available at new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Chris Hunt/Special)

Today, officials from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in partnership with the venue’s food service provider Levy Restaurants, unveiled some specialty items that will be available to fans when the stadium opens to the public Aug. 26.

Menu items range from a brat burger ($10) to burnt end nachos ($10) to two tacos with your choice of barbacoa beef or ancho chicken ($7).

Here’s a look at the food at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Ancho chicken tacos with white cheese, jalapenos, shredded lettuce and pico de gallo will be served at Fresh Mex concession stand ...

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Critic Says Jai Ho Falls Short by Playing It Safe

Source: Eater Atlanta

And there’s a first look at Double Dragon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Wendell Brock, in a non-starred review, assesses Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar, which recently took over the old Madre + Mason space in Morningside. Brock says the restaurant has an opportunity to give Atlanta some much-needed Southern Indian cuisine, but it doesn’t meet expectations.

But the bulk of the menu consists of Indian standards (tandooris, biryanis, kormas, masalas, etc.) — the work of a chef who is more content to play it safe than reach for the stars. At the end of it all, Jai Ho is ...

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Bacchanalia gets a new executive chef and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world, plus what to eat, drink, buy and cook this week.

Joe Schafer has left Bacchanalia for a position as executive chef at Philips Arena. / Photo: Star Provisions

Restaurant and dining news

A year and a half after taking charge of culinary operations at Bacchanalia, Joe Schafer has left the restaurant. He has accepted a position as executive chef at Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks. 

Replacing Schafer as exec chef at Bacchanalia is Jonathan Kallini, who served as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine for ...

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Tapas restaurant set to open in Midtown next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Caldoso de pollo y alcachofas at Bulla Gastropub.

Midtown will get a taste of Spain starting next month.

Florida-based Bulla Gastrobar will open its first Georgia location at 60 11th Street NE in the 12th & Midtown development. The restaurant announced it would open an Atlanta location last year.

The spot will feature an “alta cocina” approach to tapas, ” applying modern innovations to traditional Spanish recipes,” according to a press release. The menu will offer items including Huevos Bulla, made with eggs, Serrano ham, potato foam, truffle oil and homemade potato chips, Iberian ham croquettes made with Jamón Serrano ...

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Prominent cookbook author to headline Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Virginia Willis / Photo by Renee Brock

A James Beard Award-winning cookbook author will join a team of prominent local chefs and bartenders for the Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event.

Atlanta chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis, who won the Focus on Health award in the cookbook category in 2016 for her book “Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome,” will create a Southern-influenced food for the dinner. Joining her will be local chefs including Colleen Conrad, the regional chef for Whole Foods Market; Lis Hernandez, chef and owner of Arepa Mia; Jiyeon ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Max Lager’s Pichard’s Excommunication

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication. Credit: Max Lager’s.

On Saturday afternoon, Max Lager’s in downtown Atlanta, the oldest brewpub in Georgia, hosts its second annual Old 320 Beer Fest.

Billed as “celebrating the independent and innovative culture of craft brewing,” the event features more than 30 craft breweries from Georgia and around the country. Bites from Max Lager’s, live music, and raffle tickets to win a journey to Germany with Brewtopia Beer Trips, round out the festivities.

Among the beers on tap, I’m looking forward to Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication, a Flanders-style red ale which recently won a ...

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More Details on Bulla Gastrobar, Opening in Midtown This August

Source: Eater Atlanta

Another tapas option coming to Atlanta

Bulla Gastrobar, the Miami-based tapas restaurant that first announced an Atlanta location in June 2016, will officially open in August, according to a Friday announcement. It’s moving into the 12th & Midtown apartment tower at 60 11th Street NE.

Bulla (pronounced “boo-ya”) is Spanish-inspired and will serve a menu of tapas and larger, shareable plates such as paella and Iberian pork tenderloin. Beverages will include craft cocktails, of course, along with “top-shelf” beer and wine selections.

The restaurant’s dining room will be centered around a large bar, and design is European and industrially ...

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What are you eating for National Junk Food Day, Atlanta?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Double chili cheese burger and fries from The Varsity. / AJC file photo

Sure, it’s swimsuit season, but even the buff and beautiful deserve a cheat day every now and then.

Enter National Junk Food Day, which celebrates all things greasy, sweet and calorie-laden.

If you need some ideas on where — and what — to eat today, read on:

The granddaddy of Atlanta junk food restaurants, The Varsity offers up burgers and hot dogs with a friendly “What’ll ya have?”. Looking for a guilty pleasure with a healthy-sounding name? Treat yourself to a Frosted Orange. Want some more protein ...

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Head to Buckhead for $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get bottomless mimosas and sangrias for $12 at Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location on Sundays. Photo credit: Woodie Williams.

Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location now offers $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias from 12 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Hungry? The Spanish tapas-style brunch menu, which begins an hour before alcoholic beverages, features huevos benedicto served with a poached egg, crispy serrano ham and saffron Hollandaise; salmon ahumado de coca with smoked salmon, Calabrian cream cheese, lemon vinaigrette and fresh herbs; and torrejas, a Spanish-style French toast. Rounding out the deals and festivities are half off select wine bottles and love Latin music.
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with free King of Pops tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy free King of Pops for National Ice Cream Month. / Photo by Chris Hunt

It’s hot out there, Atlanta, so local cold treat purveyor King of Pops wants to help you cool down — and celebrate National Ice Cream Month — with some freebies

Enjoy some pops, free of charge, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 21 at Colony Square as part of Street Eats on The Square.

Want more way to cool down? Check out the links below:

Making frozen pops in Atlanta

Get a sneak peek at King of Pops’ expansion

Ice cream recipes that are easy ...

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4 reasons to consider ordering a low-ABV cocktail

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Morning Side Daiquiri at Kimball House. Credit: Beth McKibben

It may seem odd to be talking about low-ABV (alcohol-by-volume) cocktails during the world’s largest booze conference. This year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans has crowned the martini its king and seminar subjects include everything from umami flavor in drinks to rare vintage spirits to 400 years of drinking on the high seas. But building a better low-ABV cocktail or session cocktail is on the minds of many of the nearly 15,000 bartenders who’ve converged on the Crescent City for the annual industry conference.

During the Atlanta Food ...

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What is like to be a colorblind chef?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Stuffed Zucchini with Georgia chantrelles, arroz verde.Photograph by Wesley Stanfield Photography Chef Benjamin Meyer, of the Westside Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant, likes to theme his rotating chef’s specials by color—a yellow pepper bisque and a yellow watermelon salad, or a zucchini stuffed with green rice. The premise sounds a little gimmicky until you learn that for Meyer, these dishes represent a challenge. The chef is colorblind. “A lot of people hear the word ‘colorblind’ and they think you’re walking in a black-and-white world,” he explains. “You see different shadings, but people don’t understand how smart the human mind is. ...

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Snapchat Taste Test: Cascara Tea

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

If you’re as sleep deprived as we are, you’re constantly looking for new ways to get your caffeine fix. That’s why we were excited to try cascara, a tea brewed from dried coffee cherries made by Slingshot Coffee Co. out of Raleigh, N.C. and available for purchase at Target.

Will cascara start making a regular appearance in our caffeinated beverage rotation? Find out what we thought of the taste:

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8 metro Atlanta coffee shops for millennials (and everyone else) to check out

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A latte at in the sunny Golden Drops Cafe. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

When I think about the bad old days of coffee in Atlanta, when you could still get away with selling a cup of hot black water fit for a gas station and call your place a cafe, I’m afraid I sound like an old man talking about walking 5 miles uphill both to and from school. To young ears, it might not sound real.

A decade ago, you might have found yourself driving halfway across town in search of a decent espresso. You could count your options ...

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Forthcoming KSM Restaurant Bar Mercado Offers a First Taste This Weekend

Source: Eater Atlanta

Get an idea of what to expect

Bar Mercado, the soon-to-open restaurant that will replace The Cockentrice at Krog Street Market, will hold a limited pop-up this weekend to give diners an early taste. On Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Bar Mercado team will serve a couple of small bites: flatbread topped with a chickpea and hearts of palm puree, escalivada, and cana de cabra cheese, and setas salteadas with oyster mushrooms, sherry, bay leaf, and thyme. The preview is taking place at Krog Street Market’s souvenir shop, The Merchant.

The Cockentrice, owned and ...

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Burger bar, ‘upscale casual’ eatery announced for new Chamblee development

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will be part of Parkview on Peachtree when it opens later this year. / Photo from Bad Daddy’s Facebook page

Two new restaurants are coming to Chamblee as part of a forthcoming mixed-use development.

Parkview on Peachtree, which will be located at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Clairmont Road, will welcome The Alden and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar when it opens later this year.

Chef Jared Hucks, who has run the Dogwood Table Supper Club, will helm The Alden, described in a press release as an “upscale-casual restaurant…featuring a formal emphasis on expressive, charismatic food ...

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Chef Joe Schafer discusses move from Bacchanalia to Philips Arena

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Joe Schafer has left Bacchanalia for a position as executive chef at Philips Arena. / Photo: Star Provisions

A year and a half after taking charge of culinary operations at Bacchanalia, Joe Schafer has left the restaurant. He has accepted a position as executive chef at Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks. 

Replacing Schafer as exec chef at Bacchanalia is Jonathan Kallini, who served as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine for the last four years.

“It was more about this opportunity than me wanting to leave Bacchanalia,” Schafer said of the job change. “Lately I’ve been thinking about ...

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STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials. Photo credit: Caitlin Kreisler.

Midtown’s swanky steakhouse, STK Atlanta, is adding one more festive thing to Thursdays: oyster happy hour. Guests can enjoy handpicked selections by executive chef Andrea Montobbio including $1.50 oysters and clams, $3 shrimp, $4 ceviche snow crab claws. The special drink menu features $5 craft beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails. Because this is STK Atlanta, a local DJ will be in the building spinning party and popular tunes.
1075 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-793-0144, stkhouse.com.

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Bacchanalia’s Joe Schafer Is the New Executive Chef for the Atlanta Hawks

Source: Eater Atlanta

Jonathan Kallini is taking over the kitchen at Bacchanalia

Joe Schafer, who has been running the kitchen at Bacchanalia, Anne Quatrano’s fine-dining staple, since November 2015, is moving on for a new gig in the sports industry. Schafer has accepted a position as executive chef for the Atlanta Hawks, Quatrano confirms.

It isn’t clear what, exactly, will be Schafer’s role with the Hawks, but he takes the gig as the NBA team’s home, Philips Arena, is undergoing a major renovation. A tipster tells Eater Atlanta the arena’s food options will be drastically upgraded from standard sporting-venue ...

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Bacchanalia has a new exec chef

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jonathan Kallini has been named new executive chef at Bacchanalia. / Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

More change is underway at Bacchanalia. Recently relocated from Westside Provisions District to Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in West Midtown, the fine dining establishment now has a new executive chef. Jonathan Kallini has been promoted to the top position from his previous role there as chef de cuisine.

Kallini replaces Joe Schafer, who has accepted a position as executive chef for the Atlanta Hawks. Tuesday was Schafer’s last day.

Anne Quatrano, who operates Bacchanalia with her husband Clifford Harrison, shared the news Wednesday via Instagram:

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Atlanta’s Best Patios: Where to Eat and Drink Al Fresco

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s about time for some outdoor dining

The dog days of summer are here, but instead of complaining about the heat, wouldn’t it be better to celebrate patio season? From beer gardens to cocktail bars and restaurants with expansive outdoor spaces, these 26 local establishments, mapped north to south, offer al fresco drinking and dining along with the opportunity to soak up some vitamin D.

Jasmine Crockett, Laura Scholz, Chris Fuhrmeister

This map is regularly updated. Don’t see your favorite outdoor dining venue? Give it some love in the comments or via the Eater Atlanta tipline.

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At Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, you can get a “Closed on Sunday” chicken sandwich with a half-pound of fries

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Closed on Sunday chicken sandwichPhoto by David Cameron Coming soon to Mercedes-Benz stadium, Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger promises to take sports concessions to the next level, serving cheesesteaks, pork French dip sandwiches, adult slushies, and a “Closed on Sunday” fried chicken sandwich to hungry soccer and football fans. Located behind the western end zone on the 200 level, Gamechanger is aiming for an August 26 debut but may open earlier to season ticketholders. We chatted with the Gunshow and Revival chef to learn more about his latest venture: Why is it called Gamechanger? It’s about the new stadium and the promise ...

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