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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 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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Booze and books, all-you-can-eat low country boil and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Take a tour down to Louisiana while in Atlanta for an all-you-can-eat low country boil at Taco Mac Prado. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Booze and books tonight at Ponce City Market. All-you-can-eat low country bowl in Sandy Springs this Saturday. There are several fun, food events happening in 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, July 18: For books and booze, head to City Winery Atlanta at Ponce City Market tonight for the second book club meeting held in ...

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First Look: Brine Seafood Shack is open at Avalon in Alpharetta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Brine Seafood Shack’s small lobster roll, served hot. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

“Cape Cod-meets-Santa Monica” is one of the ways chef-owner Marc Taft of Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg explains Brine Seafood Shack, his new chic but laid-back restaurant at the Avalon retail complex in Alpharetta.

The multilevel, choose-your-own-experience dining destination clearly has a lot going on, including indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating under a retractable roof, with two bars, a takeout window and lunch, dinner and rooftop menus.

The menus, created by Taft and Brine chef de cuisine David Connolly, previously of Two Urban Licks and Tap, feature sustainable ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Scofflaw Hooligan

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Scofflaw Hooligan. Credit: Sam Brown.

It’s no secret that Scofflaw is one of my favorite new breweries, with a winning portfolio of hop-forward beers that cover a range of West Coast and Northeast styles and many places in-between.

But Hooligan, which debuted as a limited tasting room release in September 2016, shortly after the brewery opened, is a big favorite of the brewers and staff at Scofflaw.

And now, it’s this weeks’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Hooligan
Scofflaw Brewing Co., Atlanta
Available at the Scofflaw tasting room and in limited release on draft and in cans.

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Cool off with a sundae for 99-cent for National Ice Cream Day at this chain restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Krystal is offering 99-cent sundaes now through Sunday, July 23.. Photo credit Garcia Studio, Inc.

Here’s the scoop: Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and for less than a buck, you can treat yourself (and a few friends if you’re feeling generous).

Krystal is offering 99-cent sundaes now through Sunday, July 23. Guests can choose from chocolate, strawberry or the OREO cookie pieces flavor. Additionally, throughout July, guests who order a soft-serve treat with Oreo cookie pieces, take a photo and post it on Instagram or Twitter tagging @Krystal and @OREO along with the #OREOKrystalSweepstakes will be entered to win ...

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Receive free bacon for life with a ButcherBox subscription

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sign up for ButcherBox.com today and receive bacon for life. Photo credit: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc.

Here’s what you need: bacon for life.

ButcherBox.com, a subscription box service that offers 100-percent grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork, is hosting their first ButcherBox Bacon Day today. So what does that mean? All new customers who sign up will receive free bacon in each box they get for the life of their subscription. Each monthly box delivery is $129 and contains at least 20 individual meals and recipes from chefs, nutritionists and health and fitness experts to ...

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Beer Town: Why ‘craft beer’ vs. ‘big beer’ is such a bitter battle

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Brewers Association “Independent Craft” Seal. CONTRIBUTED BY: Brewers Association

“Who really owns the beer you’re buying?”

That’s the big question the Brewers Association (BA) asked in late June, when it launched its seal for independent brewers.

Part of a branding program aimed at giving consumers an easier way to distinguish between “craft beer”and “big beer,” it was the latest volley in an ongoing cold war that heated up to the boiling point in 2017, following news of the sale of Asheville’s Wicked Weed to AB-InBev.

In case you missed it, the once-beloved small producer of sour and barrel-aged beers ...

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New Decatur restaurant combines Filipino and soul food

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chicken adobo with mac-and-cheese and collards are among the ways that flavors of the Philippines and the American South will unite at new Janet’s Kitchen in Decatur. / Photo: Janet’s Kitchen

Have you tasted soul food with a Filipino twist? That’s what Janet’s Kitchen plans to serve up when it opens July 23 in Decatur.

The cuisines of the Philippines and the American South will meet up at this new eatery, located at 1359 Clairmont Road. It will dish out lunch and dinner in its 40-seat space.

Janet’s Kitchen is a venture by Decatur native Nycole Sanders. The concept is ...

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Cumming’s Cherry Street wins 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sample a variety of beers at the Cherry Street Taproom in Cumming.

Cumming’s Cherry Street Brewing Co-op was named Grand National Champion by winning three gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals in 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship.

Its three gold-medal-winning beers were O.A.S.I.S Imperial Stout, Ta Ta Pilsner and Damebier Maple Strong Ale.

Carving out a craft beer niche in Cumming’s Vickery Village, Cherry Street Brewing is the creation of brewer Nick Tanner, in partnership with his restaurateur dad, Rick Tanner. The small brewhouse produces a stunning array of styles for the cozy Cherry Street Taproom, which keeps ...

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Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Killer Tomato Festival and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Make it a movie night every Thursday in July at NEXTO, which will offer flicks, food and drinks. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Three-course prix fixe meals in Gwinnett. Movie night with food deals. There are several fun, food events happening in 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.

Thursday, July 13: Colletta at Avalon will host the live band Surrender Hill during a festive evening. For good cheap eats and drinks, check out the happy hour menu which features half-price appetizers, ...

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First Look: The Canteen brings ‘micro food hall’ to Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Salatim bowl from Yalla at the Canteen, with chef’s daily selection of seasonal vegetables. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Presented as a “micro food hall,” the Canteen in Midtown is the latest project from chef Todd Ginsberg and the team behind the General Muir at Emory Point, and Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla at Krog Street Market.

Situated in the former Spence space on Fifth Street at Tech Square, the tidy layout features three food stalls, including the latest versions of Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla, and the new TGM Bagel.

Plus, there’s the new Square Bar, which looks ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Second Self Red Hop Rye

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

As part the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, a local restaurant and brewery recently teamed up to spread the word on culinary sustainability.

Executive chef Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours reached out to Second Self Brewing Co. owner Jason Santamaria, who’s also a chef, to collaborate on an Atlanta-based pairing.

The result is VanTrece’s the Burger Wellington, which features beef brisket blended with locally sourced oyster mushrooms, mushroom duxelle and a puff pastry wrap, served with Second Self Red Hop Rye.

The Burger Wellington and Red Hop Rye special is available at Twisted Soul for $23 through ...

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get a bottle of wine for $20 at Parish every Sunday./Photo credit: Kaylee Johnson.

Sip and save Sundays.

Parish offers their own blend of five-year aged Paso Robles Cabernet for half price every Sunday night—$20 per bottle instead of the usual $40. With a deal this good, it’s easy to say cheers.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434, parishatl.com.

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

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Employee at The Grey in Savannah fatally struck by car

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Grey restaurant in Savannah, Ga. The general manager of The Grey was fatally struck by a car after Fourth of July festivities in Savannah. (Dylan Wilson/The New York Times)

Georgia’s culinary community is mourning the sudden loss of an employee who worked at The Grey, a fine dining restaurant in Savannah.

Scott Waldrup, general manager of The Grey, was fatally struck by a car in downtown Savannah yesterday. According to WTGS Fox28 Savannah, Waldrup was identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by an SUV after Fourth of July festivities on the city’s River Street.

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Fourth of July hog roast party, National Fried Chicken Day deals and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hit patio for food and fun during Smokebelly BBQ’s pig roast. Photo courtesy Melissa Libby & Associates.

Free fried chicken cones. Eat your heart out at a pig roast. There are several fun, food events happening in 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. Have a great Independence Day and for more July 4th food events, click here.

Tuesday, July 4: Eat your heart out during a free hog roast at Smokebelly BBQ beginning at 4 p.m. until the food is ...

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First Look: The Roast debuts fast-casual dining at Whole Foods

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chimichurri Beef bowl, Crispy Cauliflower bowl, and Peachy Duck Buck Mule cocktail at The Roast./ Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

While the news nationally is the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods, here in Atlanta it’s the opening of The Roast, a new fast-casual restaurant located adjacent to the recently remodeled Whole Foods Market on Ponce De Leon Avenue, near Ponce City Market.

Positioned as a first-of-its-kind dining concept for Whole Foods, the Brazilian-style churrasco offers a variety of build your own bowls, with fire-roasted proteins and vegetables, greens, grains and signature sauces, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

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Kids eat free in Sandy Springs Monday through Wednesday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kids eat free at Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs Monday through Wednesday./ Photo credit: Tupelo Honey.

Gather up the kids and head to Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs for the restaurant’s new kids eat free special, which is available after 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the purchase of a regular entrée. The children’s menu features a variety of entrées including a cheeseburger, veggie burger, grilled cheese and sweet potato pancakes.

4600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-649-6334. tupelohoneycafe.com.

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Reformation Oren India Pale Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photo courtesy of Reformation Brewery.

Founded some four years ago by an evangelical pastor, and named for the 16th-century religious upheaval that brought about Protestantism, Woodstock’s Reformation Brewery is known for being a bit different.

Notably, the company’s year-round portfolio has featured Belgian-style beers, including a dubbel, triple and white ale. But experiments with IPAs and other British and American styles have been ongoing.

The newest is Oren India Pale Ale, which will be released on July 1 in the brewery’s Keeping Room, and available on draft and in cans year-round.

July 1 also happens to be Reformation’s second ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an additional entrée free of no charge.

This offer is valid now through Thursday, June 29. Guests must ask for the offer; dine-in only.

559 Dutch Valley Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-892-4111. onemidtownkitchen.com.

1180 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-2220. www.tapat1180.com.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434. parishatl.com.

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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Free tea in Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, pup patio party and more in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nashville hot chicken at One Eared Stag / Photo by Wendell Brock

Free tea. Bring your furry friend to the patio party. There are several fun, food events happening in 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, if you’re planning ahead for July 4th, check out several events here.

Now through June 30: To celebrate the one-year anniversary in the Atlanta market, Tiff’s Treats is offering 50-percent off online orders at when using the code THXATL.
Various locations, cookiedelivery.com.

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4 places to celebrate July 4th in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to the The Roof at Ponce City Market for barbecue, libations, panoramic fireworks view and more./Photo credit: Amy Sinclair.

Enjoy pre- and actual Independence Day fetes with food and festivities in metro Atlanta. From an all-you-can eat barbecue to rooftop views, the following four places have you covered with fun.

Monday, July 3: Join BeetleCat for a pre-Independence Day taco luau celebration featuring a pig roast and specials from chef Andrew Isabella, beer and punch specials plus a live DJ on the patio from 1-4 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $25 and include pork with beachside-inspired taco fixins’ such ...

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