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Netflix and chow: What to eat while binge-watching you favorite shows

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Being snowed in is the perfect excuse to binge watch that show you’ve been meaning to check out — and pig out with abandon. Here, we offer up some recipes for food to whip up while your eyes are glued to the show on your streaming service of choice.

The Americans / FX via AP

What to watch

The Americans, Amazon — Two Russian spies pose as a normal Washington, D.C. couple at the height of the Cold War. Twists, turns and lots of intense fight scenes ensue.

What to make

Caviar — No cooking involved with this one — ...

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It’s a hot mess outside — get a free one at this metro Atlanta Mexican restaurant

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If you’re already going stir-crazy inside during the snow day, one metro Atlanta restaurant is giving you an incentive to venture outside.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina locations are open and offering up a free Hot Mess — an appetizer made with tater tots, queso blanco, seasoned pulled pork and bacon-cilantro slaw drizzled with honey chipotle barbecue sauce — with a minimum purchase of $10. Today only, limit one per table.

Location in Buckhead, Grant Park, Midtown, Perimeter, Emory Point, Mall of Georgia, Kennesaw, Duluth, Dowtown Atlanta and East Cobb. tinlizzyscantina.com/locations.html

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Stuck inside with the kids? These delicious recipes will help you stay full and entertained

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School’s out for the Snow Day! If you’re a parent looking for productive ways to entertain your kids — and get a little something tasty for yourself in the process — here are some recipes that should hit the spot.

Muss and Turner’s Truffleupagus. / Photo by Chris Hunt

Macaroni and Cheese

Cookbook authors and restaurants including Muss & Turner’s share their top recipes for mac and cheese.

Waffles

Ryan Burke of Twain’s Brewpub shares his recipe for blueberry-bacon waffles

Sweets

St. Regis Hotel Pastry Chef Christian Castillo shares his recipe for Chipotle Chocolate Dense Brownies

Make baker Sarah Dodge’s ...

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Send us your snow day food pictures for a chance to win free Krispy Kreme

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What are you eating and drinking for Snow Day? / JOHN SPINK /JSPINK@AJC.COM

Happy snow day, Atlanta!

If you are off work, it might mean a day of hearty comfort food, warm cozy drinks and a plate of homemade cookies.

In the comments section in the post pinned to the top of the Atlanta Restaurant Scene Facebook page, leave a photo of something you’re eating, drinking, baking or cooking today. At 5 p.m., a participant will be chosen at random to win a $25 Krispy Kreme gift card. To be eligible, participants must follow the Atlanta Restaurant Scene Facebook ...

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Popular Buckhead steakhouse offers $1 oysters and half price appetizers weekdays

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The Cut Bar offers half-priced appetizers and $1 chef’s choice oysters weekdays. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

There’s no need to cut it out.

The Cut Bar, the bar and lounge of  American Cut steakhouse, offers half-priced appetizers from the all-day menu as well as $1 chef’s choice oysters from 4–7 p.m. weekdays. Appetizer options include Wagyu sliders, honey sriracha wings, cauliflower wings and more. Regular prices are $6 – $16.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 770-415-9766, americancutsteakhouse.com.

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The team behind General Muir bringing barbecue to Summerhill

A rendering of the Summerhill project / Rendering from Carter Developments

On the heels of the news that the historic Summerhill neighborhood in Atlanta is getting a new coffee shop and brewery comes the announcement that the team behind The General Muir is set to bring barbecue to the area.

Todd Ginsberg, Shelley Sweet and Jennifer and Ben Johnson will open Wood’s Chapel BBQ at 85 Georgia Ave. in late 2018. The four are also partners in Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, The Canteen and TGM Bread, and Sweet and the Johnsons are also partners in West Egg Café.

Named for one of the first churches to serve the Summerhill community immediately following the Civil War, Wood’s Chapel will use wood-fired pits to prepare an extensive barbecue menu including whole hog and brisket barbecue.

“I think every chef fantasizes about doing a barbecue place,” Ginsberg said in a prepared statement. “It is that basic relationship between wood, fire, and meat. Our goal with Wood’s Chapel is similar to what we have done at The General Muir: honor traditional dishes with a high level of execution while at the same time pushing some boundaries with peoples’ expectations of what this type of restaurant can be.”

Ginsberg plans to highlight the best of each meat — for instance, the whole hog barbecue will reflect a North Carolina style, while the brisket will reflect a Texas style. In addition to barbecue plates with meat and sides, Wood’s will offer a sandwich menu that will potentially include fried smoked catfish, a barbecue version of a Cuban, a lamb belly cemita and a brisket grilled cheese on bread from TGM Bread.

The restaurant will also feature a special weekend brunch menu and desserts using recipes from Ben’s family, including TwoMama’s Peach Pie during peach season.

Jennifer said Ben, who she’s been married to for 20 years, was largely the impetus behind wanting to open Wood’s.

“He’s been wanting to do a barbecue restaurant all his life,” she said. That dream became a possibility a year ago when the restaurateurs were approached about getting involved in the Summerhill development.

The 5,200 square-foot restaurant will also include a “really active” patio “that will animate the street area,” Jennifer said.

Wood’s will be part of a 72-acre site being redeveloped by Carter, Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz Properties with Georgia State University as the anchor. Part of the project will turn 35 acres into a mixed-use area including offices, multifamily apartments, student apartments, and neighborhood restaurant and retail.

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Halfway Crooks Brewing and Blending recently announced plans to open on the Georgia Avenue corridor.

 

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Are you a myAJC subscriber? You could win free dinner

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Le Bilboquet / Photo courtesy of Rainer Shaw

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but how about a free dinner?

French restaurant Le Bilboquet is hosting a four-course bourbon dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and you have the chance to win two free seats to the event.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will select two myAJC subscribers who, along with their guest, will join AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras for the evening. The menu will include marinated bay scallops and ahi tuna, braised veal cheeks, roasted duck breast plus an amuse bouche and dessert. Bourbon will be ...

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Are you a myAJC subscriber? You could win free dinner

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Le Bilboquet / Photo courtesy of Rainer Shaw

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but how about a free dinner?

French restaurant Le Bilboquet is hosting a four-course bourbon dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and you have the chance to win two free seats to the event.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will select two myAJC subscribers who, along with their guest, will join AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras for the evening. The menu will include marinated bay scallops and ahi tuna, braised veal cheeks, roasted duck breast plus an amuse bouche and dessert. Bourbon will be ...

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Marietta should be feline fine — it’s about to get a cat cafe

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Hadyn Hilton, owner of Java Cats Cafe, visited Seattle Meowtropolitan before embarking on opening her own cat cafe. / Contributed photo

There’s good news for Cobb County cat lovers on the horizon.

Java Cats Cafe, which opened in Grant Park at 415 Memorial Drive in March 2017, has announced it’s looking to open a second location in Marietta.

The second cafe will be located at 85 Atlanta St. SE, in the former home of Cleo Coffee & Ice Cream Lab. Owner Hadyn Hilton said in a GoFundMe launched to help finance the venture that she hopes to open the ...

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Elegant Italian is a steal at this Virginia-Highland trattoria

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Squid ink spaghetti with calamari, Calabrian chiles and Thai basil pesto at La Tavola Trattoria. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

DISH OF THE WEEK: Squid Ink Spaghetti at La Tavola Trattoria

By Henri Hollis

Ordering pasta in a restaurant should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism. Why pay retail prices for something you can boil at home? On the other hand, pasta becomes a must-have and a measuring stick at restaurants that make it in-house – though you’re likely to pay a premium for all that extra effort.

La Tavola Trattoria in Virginia-Highland is the rare Italian restaurant that ...

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Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria open at Perimeter Mall

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The interior of Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria / Photo credit: Tori Allen PR

Pizza at Perimeter Mall, take two.

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria has opened its second metro Atlanta location in the Dunwoody Mall.

The eatery takes over the space vacated by Varasano’s Pizza, which closed in June 2016 after less than a year in business.

Max’s — which also has a location at 300 Marietta St. NW that opened in 2009 — will serve New York-style pizza baked in a coal-burning pizza oven, similar to its Atlanta location, with some menu add-ons for the Dunwoody location. Specialty pizzas include ...

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Stock Up: Three Mixes to Help You Eat Healthy in 2018

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There’s a lot to be said for shelf-stable mixes. Easy to keep on hand and convenient to use, they’re great pantry staples, especially when they’re made with real ingredients. These days many are gluten-free as well.

Real Pancakes

Birch Benders “Micro-Pancakery” makes over a dozen pancake and waffle mixes that are as simple as possible to use. Just add water. Truly. That’s it. We tried the Paleo mix. It’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. My not-Paleo, not-a-fan-of-“diet”-food husband said, “These are great pancakes.” That was high praise indeed. Birch Benders also offers traditional mixes like buttermilk, organic mixes that come ...

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And the winning chef is …

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Craig Richards

Craig Richards is headed to New York. The executive chef at St. Cecilia came out on top in a reader poll to determine which Atlanta chef would represent this city in a televised cook-off on ABC’s food show “The Chew.” 

In mid-February, Richards will travel to the Big Apple to compete against chefs from Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Chicago and Boston. The winner will be crowned “The Chew’s Best Chef on the Block” and will receive a grand prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to cook on “The Chew” with the show’s co-hosts, Carla Hall, Michael Symon and ...

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Grant Park coffee shop rebrands, adds pop-up and other top metro Atlanta dining news from the week

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A selection of dishes from Anju. / Photo courtesy of Revelator Coffee

The Grant Park location of coffee shop Revelator Coffee Company — formerly Octane — has launched a new South Korean pop-up.

Anju, which means “food consumed with alcohol,” offers a new take on traditional South Korean bar food such as savory pancakes, fish dishes and noodles. Helmed by Seoul native Chef James Murphy, formerly a chef at Kimball House and Gaja, Anju will run indefinitely starting at 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

In conjunction with the pop-up, Revelator Coffee rebranded Octane Coffee’s Grant Park location at 437 Memorial Drive SE ...

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Popular East Atlanta coffee shop to open second location across from GSU Stadium

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A variety of coffee drinks are on the menu at Hodgepodge. / Photo from thhe Hodgepodge Facebook page

Get ready to get caffeinated, Summerhill.

East Atlanta coffee shop Hodgepodge is set to open a second location across from the GSU Stadium — formerly Turner Field — at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in mid-2019. The spot will be housed on the ground level of a new construction office building.

Owner Krystle Rodriguez said the neighborhood was a natural fit — both she and her husband graduated from GSU and have lived in nearby Chosewood Park ...

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Beer Pick: Second Self Triforce IPA

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Beer Pick: Second Self Triforce IPA

Inspired by the video game series, Second Self Beer Co. is releasing its new Triforce “slightly hazy” IPA on Saturday with a really geeky party at the brewery’s taproom in West Midtown

The fun and video games include a costume contest and Triforce tacos from Real Mexican Vittles. There’s also a Hyrule-inspired quest around Atlanta for fans of Second Self. Participants can search the city for missing items at participating bars, restaurants and stores to win free merchandise. The map and compass required to make the trek can be picked up at the brewery during the parrty.

In honor of all those shenanigans, ...

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New lunch spot to open in Alpharetta next month

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Soup is on the menu at Taste…a Seasonal Bistro / Photo from the Taste Facebook page

 

Look for a new place to get lunch in Alpharetta next month.

Taste…a Seasonal Bistro is set to open in the Rivermont Station Shopping Center at 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road in the space previously occupied by Korean restaurant Olee’s Kitchen, ScoopOTP first reported. Olee’s closed in October 2017.

Chef and owner Tom Warrell said Taste is set to open the first week of February. Warrell, who has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, said he envisions Taste as ...

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Two restaurants close their doors in Sandy Springs’ Abernathy Square

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The grilled outside skirt steak taco from CT Cocina & Taqueria

A Sandy Springs shopping development started the year with the closure of two of its restaurants.

Sports restaurant Dantanna’s and CT Cocina & Taqueria both shuttered recently at Abernathy Square at the corner of Abernathy and Roswell roads, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported.

Dantanna’s — which also has locations in Buckhead and in downtown Atlanta at the CNN Center — served lunch, brunch and dinner with a menu featuring a variety of sandwiches, burgers, seafood and other entrees, as well as offering a full bar. The Sandy Springs location, ...

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Farm Burger to open its fifth Atlanta location next month

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Dishes from Farm Burger / Photo courtesy of Blue Hominy

Atlanta-based burger restaurant Farm Burger is coming to Grant Park.

The eatery’s fifth local location is set to open next month at The George multi-use residential building at 275 Memorial Drive. The fast-casual spot also has locations in Decatur, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with restaurant outside the state in North Carolina, California, Alabama and Tennessee.

Founded by organic farmer and rancher Jason Mann and restaurateur George Frangos, the restaurants focus on “ethical eating,” using grass-fed and locally sourced beef. Other menu items include chicken, pork and veggie burgers, salads, ...

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The Counter closes in Roswell

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A burger from The Counter / Photo from The Counter Facebook page

Roswell is out one fast-casual place for burgers.

The Counter, which opened in 2008 at 850 Mansell Road, closed last week, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. The phone number listed for the restaurant has been disconnected and the location is no longer listed on The Counter’s website.

The Roswell eatery, which opened in 2008, was the only Georgia location of the California-based chain. There are also restaurants in California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, Texas and Virginia.

The Counter was one of just a handful of local ...

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4 reasons not to overlook this hidden gem Mexican restaurant in Roswell

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Nosh on classic Mexican dishes at Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina in Roswell. Photo by Jessie Dowd

I must have driven past Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina in Roswell hundreds of times over the last few years, without ever going in. Located in a busy Publix shopping center and home to a roster of rotating restaurants over the years, it’s easy to overlook. Recently, I finally gave them a try—first for drinks (they serve a solid skinny margarita) and then for lunch a few times. The verdict: this neighborhood hidden gem deserves a spot on your rotation. Here are four ...

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q to launch breakfast service in February

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q founders Jonathan and Justin Fox will launch breakfast at their Armour Yards outpost in Feb. / Photo: Sweetwater Brewing Co.

By Becca Godwin

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q’s “Que’ Osk,” the standalone barbecue kiosk that opened in October 2016, will launch breakfast at its Armour Yards outpost beginning Feb. 19.

Fox Bros. will hold preview breakfast pop-ups at the Freedom Farmer’s Market at the Carter Center on Jan. 13, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, with co-owners Jonathan and Justin Fox dishing up fare for those with a morning hanker for Tex-Mex.

Located at 120 Ottley Drive, near the Fox Bros. ...

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New Buckhead gelato shop offers freebies this Saturday

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Amorino, a European gelato shop known for its rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet, will offer free gelato for a couple hours this Saturday.

On Jan. 13, patrons will receive a free regular size cup or cone from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Amorino location in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, which opened late last month. No purchase is necessary.

The Italian chain opened a location in Lenox Square Mall in 2016 and also has locations throughout the globe, in France, England and Germany and in U.S. cities  Chicago, Boston, New York and Atlanta.

The store is located in Center ...

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Cowtippers in Ansley Park is closing

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Popular Ansley Park restaurant Cowtippers will close at month’s end. Pictured is bartender Zac Sigler making a La Bamba Margarita at Cowtippers in 2007.  (ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC STAFF)

Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits, a popular restaurant in Ansley Park owned by Metrotainment Cafes, is slated to close at the end of the month.

Metrotainment Cafes still owns the property at 1600 Piedmont Road that Cowtippers calls home, and is “weighing several options including selling the restaurant and property,” CEO Jeff Landau said in a statement. In the meantime, the space will be used for private events handled by Metrotainment’s catering ...

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Whole Foods Market taps chef Hugh Acheson for winter dish at Roast restaurant

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Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl by Georgia chef Hugh Acheson will debut at Whole Foods Market’s The Roast restaurant Jan. 16. / Photo credit: Whole Foods Market

By Becca Godwin

The Roast’s winter menu will feature a signature dish from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson.

The fast-casual eatery adjoining Whole Foods Market in Midtown focuses on the Brazilian style of grilled meat known as churrasco. It always features a bowl created by an influential chef on its seasonal menus. The latest features Acheson’s creation, Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl, which debuts Monday. The dish, priced at $13, includes parsley farro with roasted ...

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