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New lunch spot to open in Alpharetta next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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South City Kitchen’s new Avalon location will serve daily breakfast

Source: Atlanta Magazine

South City Kitchen AvalonCourtesy of the Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry South City Kitchen is bringing its elegant Southern fare to Alpharetta on January 16. Part of the new Hotel at Avalon, the Fifth Group restaurant’s fourth location (other outposts are in Midtown, Buckhead, and Vinings) will have something none of the others do: a daily breakfast offering. Starting January 17 and created by chef David Gross, formerly of the W Hotel Buckhead, the menu will include a stacked chicken biscuit with Gouda, pecan-smoked bacon, and apple butter; and avocado toast on whole grain H&F bread topped with poached eggs ...

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Popular Mexican restaurant to open its second location in Buckhead

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The guacamole and salsa tasting at Alma Cocina. Alma Cocina will open a Buckhead location in mid-2019. / Photo by Fifth Group Restaurants

By Becca Godwin

Fifth Group Restaurants announced Wednesday plans to open a second location of Alma Cocina, its Mexican and Latin American concept with an original location in downtown Atlanta.

The new, 7,000-square-foot Alma Cocina is set to open in mid-2019 in the former Bricktop’s space at the Terminus development in Buckhead.

“Buckhead has been a major area of growth for Fifth Group in the past several years – we opened South City Kitchen Buckhead in 2016 ...

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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.
2560 Old Milton ...

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Cozy up by the fire at these OTP spots

Enjoy a meal by the fireplace at Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill in Woodstock. Photo by CatMax Photography.

Wintry weather has us craving an extra-cozy place for our next meal. And it doesn’t get much cozier than nestling up near a roaring fire to enjoy a belly-warming meal and a smooth glass of red wine or hot, spiked cider. There’s just something comforting and nostalgic about fireside dining that we never tire of. If chilly temps have you feeling the same way, let these restaurants in Atlanta’s northern arc fuel your flame.

Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill
Located in downtown Woodstock, Fire Stone offers a cozy dining room for a casual meal. A ceiling-high fireplace warms up the interior space on extra-cold nights, while an inviting patio features a dramatic stacked-stone fireplace (with heat lamps for some extra warmth) for enjoying a drink or meal outdoors on less frigid evenings. The restaurant offers a host of pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven; try the spicy smoked chicken bacon ranch with jalapeno-Sriracha ranch sauce. Stop by on a Wednesday for half-priced wine specials, or bring the whole family on a Monday for Kids Eat Free (one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree or pizza).
120 Chambers St., Woodstock. 770-926-6778, woodstock.firestonerestaurants.com.

Cozy up by the fire at these OTP spots

The Mayfield Room at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails offers fireside dining. Photo courtesy of Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails.

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Dining by the fire inside a restored 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage makes for an extra-snuggly meal at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. The historic spaces were restored and preserved with classic elements, including a red-brick fireplace that warms up the restaurant’s wood-paneled Mayfield Room. Enjoy a menu of contemporary Southern dishes made from local ingredients, many of which come from the restaurant’s very own garden, for brunch and dinner.
800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770-817-0161, miltonscuisine.com

Farmhouse 17
If you’re shopping in downtown Norcross, pop in to Farmhouse 17, a wine shop and boutique featuring both New and Old World small-production wines, craft beer and unique gifts. The shop regularly hosts wine tastings, cheese pairings and live music on the patio, warmed by a propane fire pit and heaters. If the weather gets too cold, they move the fun inside. The rustic spot keeps food simple, serving gourmet hot dogs, burgers, cheese plates, charcuterie and other nibbles. Check out its Facebook page for upcoming events.
141 S. Peachtree St., Norcross. 770-409-1717.

Village Tavern
Mix up your lunch routine in Alpharetta and take your time at Village Tavern, where the fireplaces go full force in winter. The restaurant’s relaxed ambience, dim lighting and warm wood tones make for a comfy dining experience beside the fire. The expansive menu makes it a great choice for dining with co-workers. Kick your meal off with baked Brie, the hot crab dip or Thai chicken nachos, then order some flatbreads to share or try the crowd-pleasing fish tacos or a lunch combo (soup/sandwich or salad/sandwich). Portions are on the generous side, so come hungry.
11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta. 770-777-6490, villagetavern.com.

Trackside Grill & Patio Bar
Get rosy-cheeked by the multiple wood-burning stone fireplaces at Trackside Grill & Patio Bar in Kennesaw, which also offers an enclosed patio where the fire is cranking. With a subtle touch of railroad-themed memorabilia and a menu of comforting classics, Trackside is a low-key spot to enjoy a meal by the hearth. Southern-influenced starters like the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and roasted red pepper sauce and house-made pimento cheese are solid choices. Don’t miss the Comfort Plates (think buttermilk fried chicken and chicken pot pie) for a satisfying food feast.
2840 South Main St., Kennesaw. 770-499-0874, http://www.tracksidegrill.com.


Cozy up by the fire at these OTP spots

20 great holiday restaurant gift card deals in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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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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Bacon giveaway in Atlanta and Alpharetta, holiday events for kids and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Wahoo! Grill will host its annual breakfast with Santa on Dec. 9. Photo credit: Phase 3: Marketing and Communications.

Free bacon today and tomorrow. Breakfast with Santa events. 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.

Dec. 5 – 6: Spread cheer, the bacon way. Applegate, a natural and organic meat brand, will feature The Bacon Express, a pop-up food truck that will distribute free bacon outside Whole Foods in Alpharetta (2800 Old Milton ...

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Food truck and beer concept now open in Alpharetta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Patty Wagon ATL is one of many food truck offerings available at Truck & Tap in Alpharetta. / Photo from the Truck & Tap Facebook page

A second location of food truck and beer concept Truck & Tap is now open in Alpharetta.

The business — which also has a location in Woodstock — opened earlier this month at 30 Milton Ave. in downtown Alpharetta.

The outdoor eatery features a rotating list of food trucks — including pizza from Dominic’s NY Pizza, New Orleans cuisine from The Tempted Palate and Bahamanian food from Island Chef Cafe — as well as ...

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8 hands-on classes in metro Atlanta to get you cooking for the holidays

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class at Vino Venue in Dunwoody. Photo courtesy of Vino Venue.

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be in need of some new culinary inspiration for the forthcoming parties, gatherings and special meals in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re an expert cook or a novice in the kitchen, these cooking classes scattered across metro-Atlanta’s neighborhoods will give you tips and tricks to impress your guests just in time for the holidays. Read on to see what’s cooking near you…

  1. Vino Venue
    Located just outside the perimeter in Dunwoody, Vine Venue is a unique ...

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Get your pumpkin fix with these 8 dishes (and then some) OTP

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pumpkin cheesecake with pecan caramel at Sugo in Johns Creek. Photo courtesy of Sugo.

No matter your stance on the PSL (that’s “pumpkin spice latte” for those of you living under a rock), pumpkin is unequivocally the flavor of fall. Whether you prefer your pumpkin in a savory preparation or a sweet treat, these OTP eateries have you covered. Check out these dishes that celebrate pumpkin in ways that are anything but “basic.”

  1. Pumpkin zeppole
    Head to modern Italian restaurant Colletta in Alpharetta’s Avalon to dive into fall with its version of indulgent doughnut bites in the form of pumpkin ...

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Where to eat free on Veterans Day in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Veterans will receive a free all-you-care-to-eat meal at On The Border restaurant tomorrow. Photo credit: Ink Link Marketing.

As a thank you, veterans and active military members will eat free at the following three restaurants; one restaurant will offer a military discount. Offers will only be available on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. Be sure to bring your military identification to redeem the offers at each restaurant.

Shoney’s: Receive a free all-you-care-to-eat meal at the freshly prepared breakfast bar, which features scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, fresh fruit and more from 6-11 a.m.
5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 678-847-6175, ...

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Where to buy Thanksgiving dinner to-go in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pre-order a Thanksgiving feast from Serpas True Food. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

Planning a big Thanksgiving dinner is for the birds.

This year, stress-less and save time by ordering dinner to-go—from turkeys and all the trimmings to appetizer and desserts. Contact the following restaurants in Fulton, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties to place your order for pick-up. Take it home and in an instant, dinner will be served.

Fulton County

Forgo spending the day in the kitchen this holiday season and pre-order a Thanksgiving feast featuring a roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup, mixed fall green ...

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Try pizza and Italian eats with a twist at this Alpharetta restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Modern Italian fare and signature pizzas are on offer at Crust Pasta & Pizzeria in Alpharetta. Photo courtesy of Crust Pasta & Pizzeria.

One rainy Sunday, we found ourselves pulling into the parking lot at Crust Pasta & Pizzeria for a late afternoon lunch with the family. Having visited in the past on a bustling Friday night when the wait was easily in the one-hour-plus range, it was a happy surprise to find a parking spot right up front and a dining room much more subdued but no less welcoming and warm. A high, open ceiling painted black with large ...

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Halloween party in North Fulton County, seafood dinner and more this week in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy select tapas and wine during a paella party at Barcelona Wine Bar. Photo credit: Bullfrog and Baum.

One restaurant will combine festivities for its second anniversary and Halloween; it’ll be a ghoul time. Five-course seafood dinner in Buckhead. 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.

Oct. 27 – 30: To celebrate its third anniversary, Oak Steakhouse will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $60. This promotion will be available for dinner only.

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Oysterfest in Buckhead, Avalon Restaurant Week and more this week in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Oak Steakhouse will participate in Avalon Restaurant Week, a week of prix fixe lunch or dinner options for $15, $25 or $35. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

Schuck it up at Oysterfest. Enjoy prix fixe lunch at dinner in Alpharetta during Avalon Restaurant Week. There are several fun, food events happening in 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 Oct. 21: Head to North Fulton for Avalon Restaurant Week, a week of prix fixe lunch or dinner for $15, $25 ...

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Get a sneak peek of Avalon Restaurant Week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Big Braut Burger is one of the offerings at Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar during Avalon Restaurant Week (Oct. 14-21), which features special prix fixe menus from several restaurants.

In the days ahead, food lovers can sample a plethora of discounted fare in Alpharetta.

Avalon Restaurant Week kicks off this Saturday and runs through Oct. 21. Ten Avalon eateries will be offering prix fixe menus at $15, $25 or $35 for lunch and dinner.

Participating restaurants include Antico, Brine Seafood Shack, Kona Grill, CRU Wine Bar, Branch & Barrel, Ted’s Montana Grill, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar, Café Intermezzo, ...

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Here’s how you can get 50-percent off your bill any day, any time at three metro Atlanta restaurants

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get 50-percent off your bill any time at Brine Seafood Shack, Chicken and the Egg and FEED Fried Chicken + Such. Photo credit: James Camp.

Show your badge of honor.

To celebrate the hard work and dedication of first responders, Marc Taft’s Brine Seafood ShackChicken and the Egg and FEED Fried Chicken + Such is offering 50-percent off their bill any day, any time. First responders must show their badge for this promotion. That’s it.
Brine Seafood Shack, 6165 1st St., Alpharetta. 470-226-2190, brineseafoodshack.com.
Chicken and the Egg, 800 Whitlock Ave. N.W., Marietta. 678-388-8813, chickandtheegg.com.
FEED Fried Chicken and ...

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Make it dessert first – no regrets – with this restaurant’s bread pudding

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Praline Bread Pudding Souffle at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen / Ligaya Figueras

DISH OF THE WEEK: Praline Bread Pudding Souffle at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Have you ever walked into a restaurant and ordered dessert as your main affair? I hadn’t, until recently.

No decisions about which meat or three sides. Skip the soup of the day. Give me the dessert menu and take me to straight to sugar purgatory.

“The first bread pudding order of the day!” said the server.

Oh, the liberation! Not quite. It  brought on a mea culpa moment. That I somehow need to explain this dessert lunch ...

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Enjoy fall weather on these 7 OTP restaurant patios

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fall officially kicks off tomorrow, bringing with it cooler temps and the perfect weather for swarming restaurant patios across metro Atlanta. If you’re in the mood to breathe in fresh fall air while enjoying your next meal, consider checking out one of these seven patios at restaurants outside the Perimeter.

Enjoy oysters and other fresh seafood on one of Atlantic Seafood Company’s two patios. / Photo credit: Atlantic Seafood Company

Atlantic Seafood Company
You might not realize Atlantic Seafood Company has an outdoor dining option, but this Alpharetta mainstay actually has two patios, both great for enjoying the fall weather. ...

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Grits dinner hosted by a James Beard Award-winning chef, Cobb Restaurant Week and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

James Beard Award-winning chef Virginia Willis to host a four-course grits dinner at Food 101. Photo credit: 101 Concepts.

Three-course prix fixe dinners during Cobb Restaurant Week. Grits dinner hosted by a James Beard Award-wining chef. 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.

Now through Sept. 23: The ninth annual Cobb Restaurant Week features select three-course dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35. Participating restaurants include Chicken and the Egg, Drift Fish House ...

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Kids eat free at this chain restaurant all week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kids eat free at Zoës Kitchen this week. Photo credit: Zoës Kitchen.

Weeknight dinners are easier with when you have a little help.

Zoës Kitchen is offering a free kids meal with the purchase of a regular entrée after 3 p.m. now through Sept. 22. Kids menu meals include shrimp kabab, grilled chicken fingers and pizza piadina. To cash in on this offer, use promo code ZKKIDS, which is valid for dine-in only.
Various locations, zoeskitchen.com.

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