Category Archives: Atlanta

Beer Pick: Red Brick Sea Otter Stout

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sea Otter Stout. Red Brick Brewing Co.

Atlanta’s Red Brick Brick Brewing Co. has been partnering with the Georgia Aquarium to create limited edition offerings with the goal of bringing attention to the Aquarium and its mission.

The the third in the series is Sea Otter Stout, a roasty American stout brewed to celebrate one of the Aquarium’s most beloved animals, the Southern sea otter.

A portion of the sales will go towards Georgia Aquarium’s Southern sea otter research and preservation efforts.

And with that in mind, Sea Otter Stout is this week’s Beer Pick.

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Scenes From Four Atlanta Bars Bringing Holiday Cheer

Source: Eater Atlanta

Miracle on Monroe, Miracle Two, S.O.S. Tiki Bar, and Yebo Ski Haus

Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes where photographers visit a city’s restaurants and bars to capture specific moments in time during service. Today, Atlanta photographer Ryan Fleisher visits Miracle on Monroe in Midtown, Miracle Two at Shops Buckhead, Yebo Ski Haus on West Paces Ferry, and S.O.S. Tiki Bar’s “Mele Kalikimaka” in Decatur to get Atlantans into the holiday spirit.


Miracle Two

Buckhead, 306 Buckhead Avenue NE, Atlanta
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, Sunday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Scenes From Four Atlanta Bars Bringing Holiday Cheer
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Atlanta Restaurant Snow Day Closures

Source: Eater Atlanta

Stay up-to-date on the latest closings and those open for business tonight

Ah, a snow day in Atlanta. Friday has brought metro Atlanta rain, snow, sleet, and everything in-between which means many restaurants are having to make the tough call on whether to stay open or close up shop early. Here’s the latest list of Atlanta restaurant closures and those braving the elements to stay open tonight.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Friday Closures #atlclosed

  • The Canteen closing
  • The General Muir
  • West Egg
  • Sweet Hut: Marietta – 1pm, Doraville – 2pm, Lenox – 2pm, Duluth ...

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Atlanta weather: Which metro Atlanta restaurants are open or closed?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The dusting of snow — more in some places — is making it beautiful out there. Road conditions, though — that’s a different story.

Find out which Atlanta restaurants are closing early because of the weather, and keep checking back for more updates.

Get the latest on weather conditions at ajc.com.

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The guide to buying the perfect gift for every food (and drink) lover in your life

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Everyone needs to eat (and drink), right? Which means that no matter who you’re buying presents for this holiday season, there’s bound to be a foodie gift that’ll be perfect for them. Keep reading to find out what to get everyone on your “nice” list (and some gifts for the “naughty” ones, too).

Salud! Cooking School is offered inside Whole Foods Market in Johns Creek and Whole Foods Market at Avalon in Alpharetta. Photo courtesy of Alpharetta CVB.

If they’re cooking newbies…

Get them something that’ll give them the confidence to whip up something new in the kitchen (a great ...

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Partnership between Scofflaw Brewing and BrewDog USA announced

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Scofflaw Brewing Co. beer. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

Atlanta’s rapidly expanding Scofflaw Brewing Co. has announced a new partnership agreement with BrewDog, the international brewery and pub chain based in Scotland. The agreement will give Scofflaw access to the brewing and canning operation at BrewDog USA’s new state-of-the-art U.S. headquarters near Columbus, Ohio.

More details from the press release from Scofflaw:

Scofflaw will use exclusive access to the eco-friendly Ohio brewery to expand production of its canned beer for distribution in Georgia. The one-year agreement enables BrewDog to utilize excess brewing capacity while the company, which is celebrated for its ...

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New Realm Brewing Introduces Chef as Brewery Readies for Opening

Source: Eater Atlanta

Chef Julio Delgado provides a glimpse at brewery’s restaurant menu

New Realm Brewing, the forthcoming brewery from Mitch Steele, announced yesterday that chef Julio Delgado, formerly of JP Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, will lead its restaurant kitchen. Doors will open at the new Poncey-Highland brewery-restaurant combo as early as the end of December.

Delgado will create his dishes for pairing with the brewery’s beers and intends to utilize ingredients from local farms to blend “global flavors and southern techniques.” Menu items thus far include a prime beef burger on brioche, beer can chicken, and a selection ...

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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Oy Veg Kitchen serves up comfort with its vegetarian knishes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Liz Mennen, founder of Oy Veg KitchenPhoto by Jessica Beaushene After several years in Atlanta, Liz Mennen, 29, realized what was missing from her life in the South: knishes. The New York-bred actuary had grown up eating the Eastern European comfort food—pastries stuffed with a mashed potato and onion filling and often meat, cheese, or other vegetables. “To me, they taste like a hug—they’re so distinctly warm and comforting,” she says. By 2017, Mennen had become passionate about the small food movement and was living a mostly vegetarian lifestyle. She stumbled across a Jewish, vegetarian, comfort food cookbook called Vilna ...

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These 3 Atlanta restaurants were named to OpenTable’s 2017 list of best restaurants in America

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sushi at Umi in Buckhead. / AJC file photo

Whittling down the list of best restaurants in the country is no small task, but reservation site OpenTable thinks its users are up to the challenge.

Its list of best restaurants in the country — generated by diner reviews collected from Nov. 1 2016-Oct. 31, 2017 — includes three Atlanta entries, which all happen to be located in Buckhead:

Bones: The steakhouse, in business since 1979, was recently named to Business Insider’s list of expensive steakhouses worth the price.

La Grotta: Serving up Northern Italian pastas and other Italian dishes since ...

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The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Atlanta, Winter 2018

Source: Eater Atlanta

The hottest places opening this season

The first three months of 2017 looked promising for Atlanta restaurant openings as places like Bon Ton, The Halal Guys, Mediterranea, and Revolutions Doughnuts stacked the deck early in the year. But, as the story goes so often in Atlanta, permitting and construction delays gummed up the works and brought openings to a crawl. There was a short burst of openings early in the summer, including Midtown micro-food hall The Canteen. Thankfully, the back half of the year into 2018 is looking up. Here are the 10 restaurants scheduled to ...

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5 places to buy Christmas ham in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Photo courtesy of The Fresh Market

Between gift shopping and holiday parties, it can be difficult to find time to cook the perfect Christmas dinner. Let the professionals take something off your plate — or, more accurately, put something on your plate — and handle the main course. Here are five places to buy Christmas ham in Atlanta this holiday season.

The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market’s spiral sliced ham is available year-round, but it tastes best paired with Christmas cheer. The ham is double-glazed with honey and baked sugar then smoked over hickory hardwood. Serve eight to 10 ...

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STATS Brewpub launches house-brewed beers and new menu

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

STATS Brewpub brewer Austin Edwards. Credit: Tori Allen.

STATS Brewpub is now officially serving its own beers, created by brewmaster Austin Edwards. The restaurant was converted to a brewpub earlier this summer by adding a full-scale brewery on the lower level, and revamping its menu to pair with the new beers.
Guests can now sample six house-brewed beers for $6 each in addition to other imported, local and craft beers. The new beers include:
Atlanta Brewnited Pale Ale – A copper colored, clean and crisp pale ale with moderate to high bitterness
Bushwood IPA –  An East Coast IPA with ...

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The Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta Right Now, December 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

Where to eat this month around the ATL

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What haven’t I heard of? What’s everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the “it” places of the moment. Thus, there is the Eater Heatmap, which will change periodically to highlight where the food-crazed crowds are flocking. Since this is a spotlight on what’s happening right now, ...

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5 Christmas gifts for junior chefs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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Sip Free Beer Tonight and Tomorrow at Hop City

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus openings, a closing, and food events around Atlanta

Beer and chocolate at Hop City
Xocolatl and Wild Heaven Beer are teaming up with Hop City Marietta and Krog Street Market Wednesday, December 6 (Marietta) and Thursday, December 7 (KSM) for a free beer tasting and chocolate pairing. Expect to sip on samples of the brewery’s upcoming release of their Russian imperial stout Gravitational Wave paired with the chocolatier’s latest dark chocolate bar Ripple Effect. Pairing sessions both days are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Midtown lunch spot
Rose & Rye which opened in October in The Castle ...

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Pizzeria Lucca brings Neapolitan pizza to Historic Roswell

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Owner and head pizza maker Vic Bernardini at work.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. When Jeff Varasano opened his eponymous restaurant in Buckhead in 2009, the former engineer-turned-self-taught-pizza maker had already gone certified viral for his lengthy dough recipe. Nearly a decade later, another pizza hobbyist-turned-pro, Vic Bernardini, is making his mark on metro Atlanta’s Neapolitan pizza scene. Bernardini studied and made pizzas at home for 15 years before his wife and business partner Diana encouraged him to build a brick oven in his backyard. He began honing his craft with wood-burning ovens, which he cooks on exclusively at his first restaurant, Pizzeria Lucca. Lucca, ...

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Jerusalem Artichoke Dip

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Jerusalem Artichoke Dip Serves 8 2 8-ounce cans artichokes, drained and roughly chopped 1 cup fresh Jerusalem artichokes, peeled and blanched 2 2.5-ounce cans green chiles, drained and roughly chopped 1 2.5-ounce can pimentos, drained and roughly chopped 2 cups mayonnaise 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup grated parmesan cheese Lavash crackers Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the cheese and crackers. Place mixture in a shallow, oven-proof dish, and sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese. Bake until bubbly. Serve immediately with crackers....

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Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Orange rosemary olive oil cakePhotograph by Raftermen Orange Rosemary Olive Oil Cake Serves 8–10 1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice Zest of 1 orange 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves, divided, plus 2 fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish 1 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs, room temperature 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ¼ cups whole milk ¼ cup orange liqueur, rum, brandy, or whisky 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling pans 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 6 tablespoons orange marmalade Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil ...

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Stuffed Dates

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Stuffed datesPhotograph by Raftermen Stuffed Dates Serves 18 1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened 3 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese 36 pitted dates 36 walnut pieces In a large bowl, mix cream cheese and Gorgonzola. Set aside. Make a slit in each date, being careful not to halve, so they can be opened and spread flat. Spread a dollop of cheese mixture into each date. Top with a walnut piece.View Original Post

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Free boneless wings all day in Midtown today

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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We tried the ‘veggie burger that bleeds’ – find out what we thought

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Imossible Burger and salad from The Counter in Roswell. / Photo by Erica Hernandez

The Impossible Burger — known as ‘the veggie burger that bleeds — became available in Atlanta for the first time earlier this month, good news for those who love beef but are trying to eat less of it and vegetarians who miss a big, juicy burger.

But does the plant-based vegan patty — made of water, plant proteins, coconut oil and heme, a natural molecule that gives burgers their distinctive taste and is also found in plants — live up to they hype? We ...

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He Ro had never seen an oyster. Now the refugee is Kimball House’s most talented shucker.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

He RoPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee At lunchtime, two days before Hurricane Irma’s 35-mile-per-hour winds would slam into Atlanta and leave 1.5 million Georgians without power, He Ro isn’t concerned about his apartment in Clarkston. “There’s not a lot to lose,” he says of his meager possessions, picking arugula leaves out of his chicken sandwich and eating them, one by one, before pecking at the rest. He’s less relaxed when the conversation turns to how Kimball House might fare in the storm. The Decatur restaurant is where the 24-year-old spends much of his time, shucking around 400 oysters per night ...

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These are the top dining picks in Atlanta for 2017, according to Eater

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s December, which means it’s time for everyone’s best-of lists and awards.

Food website Eater announced its Eater Award winners today, recognizing restaurants, chefs, and other hospitality experts in 24 cities around the world. The awards also include national categories including #Brand of the Year (KFC) and Media Personality of the Year (Chrissy Teigen).

In Atlanta, the winners ranged from a brand new lounge to a much-lauded barbecue restaurant:

A full array of meats and sides at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue in Riverside. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL

Restaurant of the Year: B’s Cracklin’ BBQ

The second barbecue spot from Bryan ...

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