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Get a taste of Chamblee at the city’s annual food festival

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blue Top is one of the many Chamblee restaurants that will be serving up food at the Taste of Chamblee. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel

Taste of Chamblee is a crash course in that city’s burgeoning dining scene.

The annual food festival, now in its 10th year and hosted by the City of Chamblee, will take place Oct. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be held in downtown Chamblee, at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Broad Street.

A variety of Chamblee restaurants will be on hand to offer samples of fare that range from Italian to Middle ...

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Fine dining Italian concept Osteria di Mare opening in Peachtree Corners

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Italian fine dining restaurant Osteria di Mare will open Oct. 1 in Peachtree Corners. / Photo: Osteria di Mare

Dining options continue to grow in Peachtree Corners.

Last year saw the addition of notables like Noble Fin, Ba Bellies and popular Lawrenceville diner Peachtree Cafe. Earlier this month, restaurateur Mark Taft, whose FEED Fried Chicken & Such recently opened at The Battery at SunTrust Park, announced that he’ll bring that concept to the Town Center mixed-use development in Peachtree Corners in 2018.

Now, Andrew Hoppen, Peachtree Corners resident and owner of Mexican concept Taqueria del Mar, is poised ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Monday Night Han Brolo Pale Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Monday Night Brewing is celebrating two major milestones this weekend.

This year’s annual “Tie One On” party will not only mark its sixth anniversary, but the grand opening of The Garage — its second location along a recently completed section of the Atlanta BeltLine in the West End.

The festivities run from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday and 1-7 p.m. on Sunday, with big lineup of special, one-off and new beers, live bluegrass each day, and Nappy Roots performing on Saturday evening.

More details and tickets are available at Freshtix.

Iin honor of Monday Night’s anniversary and the opening of ...

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Here’s how you could pay 64-cents for a steakhouse dinner at Marcel

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here’s how you could pay 64-cents for a steakhouse dinner at Marcel. Photo credit: Marcel.

You may actually eat a hearty dinner instead of just looking at one on Instagram.

Marcel will offer shrimp boullettes, fried frog legs, USDA Prime meat and more for 64-cents beginning at 11 p.m. (drinks available on the patio beginning at 10 p.m.) Friday, Sept. 29. This special dinner price will be an ode to the early 1900s, but the menu, created by executive chef Craig Richards along with chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon Butcher, is modern.

While the event is invite-only, 20 tickets will be made available to the ...

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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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Dunwoody gets a pizza joint

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vintage Pizzeria recently opened its third location on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village. / Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau

By Caleigh Derreberry

Dunwoody residents and office workers have one more nearby dining option: Vintage Pizzeria.

The local, family-owned restaurant, known for New Jersey-style pizza, recently opened a location at 5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village.

The new location offers two dining areas – one geared toward families, the other for adults. Both sections have a covered outdoor patio.

Besides thin-crust pizza, the Vintage menu includes traditional Italian appetizers, salads and sandwiches.

This marks the third location for Vintage, whose ...

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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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First Look: Bar Mercado debuts Spanish tapas at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bar Mercado crispy chicken legs with romesco and blanched almonds, and Churros with spiced sugar and hot chocolate. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Last week, Castellucci Hospitality Group — Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Iberian Pig, Sugo — officially opened Bar Mercado.

The Spanish tapas restaurant took over the Krog Street Market space formerly occupied by the Cockentrice.

The makeover by Atlanta’s Square Feet Studio features bold colors and geometric patterns in keeping with the theme of a lively Spanish market. Seating stretches through the bright sunken dining room adjacent to the open kitchen to a cozy-cool bar area with a ...

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New pizza restaurant slated for south Buckhead

Pizza from Atwood’s. / Photo Credit: Tomas Espinoza

The team behind established pizza spots Atwoods Pizza in Midtown, Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs and Camps Kitchen & Bar in Marietta has a new pizza spot in the works.

Howell’s is slated to open in November in the Howell Mill development at 1952 Howell Mill Road, Eater reports.

Chef Rob Phillip, who developed Atwoods, Hearth and Camps with Jeff Newsham, is designing a menu featuring a variety of pizzas, pastas, salads and dishes “with global influences” including lamb gyro dumplings and curry caramel popcorn, as well as entrees including salmon filet and steak frites.

A beverage program will be overseen by Tom McGuire who previously worked at Proof and Provision, Burn Social Club and Craft Izakaya.

Howell’s, which will serve lunch, dinner and brunch, will join Savannah sandwich spot Zunzi’s in the Howell Mill development.

 

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This Emory Point restaurant’s sandwich is everything it’s cracked up to be

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pastrami and egg sandwich at The General Muir. / Photo by Ben Johnson

DISH OF THE WEEK: Pastrami and Egg Sandwich at The General Muir

By Amanda Coyne

Growing up in New York, I attended the private school where my mother taught math. At lunch, students and faculty sat together, eating family style from a platter that was passed around the table.

Pastrami day, though infrequent, was the day I lunged for the platter with the most gusto. I would pile steaming ribbons of the salty pink beef onto a Kaiser roll, shoveling as much as I could with the ...

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“Hookup” over food in Midtown every Friday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Hookup” over food in Midtown every Friday during a special dinner for two. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Friday nights just got better for you, your bestie, beau or boo.

Whether you’re in the mood for a girls/guys night out or a good date, consider The Friday Hookup at ONE. midtown kitchen, a wallet-friendly dinner inclusive of a shared appetizer, entrée and dessert plus two glasses of beer or wine for $35. The Friday Hook Up features seasonal selections by executive chef Matt Weinstein; the menu will rotate from week to week. This offer is only available on Fridays during dinner ...

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Brookhaven gets a taste of Bangladesh with new restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ruchi Bangladeshi Cuisine is now open in Brookhaven. / Photo from the Ruchi Facebook page

There’s a new spot for Bangladeshi food in Atlanta. Surprise! It’s not on Buford Highway.

Ruchi Bangladeshi Cuisine, which opened its doors last week at 4847 Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, features an expansive menu of Bengladeshi and Indian staples including butter chicken, vindaloo and a variety of naans, as well as lesser-known dishes such as garlic chili morich, a Bangladeshi dish made with green chili, chopped tomato, garlic and spices with a choice of chicken, lamb, goat, tilapia, salmon or shrimp. The spot will also ...

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Truman Tavern closes after barely a year in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Entrees at Truman included Linguini FraDiavalo with shrimp, mussels, clams, and spicy tomato broth. Photo Credit: Mia Yakel.

 

A Decatur tavern with a throwback vibe has closed its doors just more than a year after opening.

Truman Tavern, which opened in the former Colbeh space at 1223 E. Court Square on Aug. 31, announced the closure on Facebook last week:

The concept, which saw executive chef Michael Condon of Decatur spots Badda Bing Catering and Calle Latina partner with Brian Buchanan and Paul Vinces, had a vintage feel and a menu that gave a nod to “things you may ...

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$10 cocktail class, oysters and wine event in Alpharetta and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bowl, eat and drink during a fundraiser for pets at Comet Pub and Lanes. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

$10 cocktail class. Bowling fundraiser for pets. 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, Sept. 14: Here are 10 reasons to visit Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails: eight oysters and two full glasses of sparkling wine during the Sips and Shells event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, can be purchased here.
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First Look: Blaze Pizza opens first metro location in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blaze Pizza Veg Out signature pizza with zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and red sauce dallops. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The first Blaze Pizza opened in 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and has since spread across the U.S., billed as the “fastest growing fast casual restaurant brand,” with over 200 locations in five years.

The first metro Atlanta location opened last week on North Decatur Road, with a free pizza giveaway that made for long lines outside the free-standing building that was previously home to longtime Decatur diner Evans Fine Foods.

The changes to the space include a contemporary ...

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First Look: Blaze Pizza opens first metro location in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blaze Pizza Veg Out signature pizza with zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and red sauce dallops. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The first Blaze Pizza opened in 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and has since spread across the U.S., billed as the “fastest growing fast casual restaurant brand,” with over 200 locations in five years.

The first metro Atlanta location opened last week on North Decatur Road, with a free pizza giveaway that made for long lines outside the free-standing building that was previously home to longtime Decatur diner Evans Fine Foods.

The changes to the space include a contemporary ...

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Free burritos at Willy’s Mexicana Grill today

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tucker residents can get free burritos at Willy’s Mexicana Grill today. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Today is your day to get a free burrito.

Willy’s Mexicana Grill will open its newest location in Tucker and to celebrate, the restaurant will give away a free burrito and drink today. Willy’s signature stuffed burritos are made to order, so customers stuff it with more than 20 toppings ranging from chicken to pork and rice to salsa. Burritos are also served with a side of free nacho chips. The store will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., but the free burrito ...

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Get a free BBQ meal at Shane’s Rib Shack locations this this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Law enforcement officers can get a free meal at Shane’s Rib Shack this week. Photo credit: Shane’s Rib Shack.

Shane’s Rib Shack is hosting a police appreciation week.

All active law enforcement officers will receive a free meal certificate for a barbecue sandwich, side and a drink now through Sept. 17. Options may include the signature slow-smoked barbecue pork sandwich or chopped barbecue pork topped with coleslaw; side options such as baked beans, potato salad, sweet potato fries or mac and cheese may be available.
Various locations, shanesribshack.com.

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Hugh Acheson’s coffee shop opens a second Atlanta location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Spiller Park is now open in Toco Hills. / Photo from the Spiller Park Facebook page

There’s a new spot to get your caffeine fix in Toco Hills.

Spiller Park Coffee, which has a location in Ponce City Market, opened over the weekend in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2929 North Druid Hills Road NE, in a space that was formerly home to a shoe store.

The coffee shop, from Atlanta restaurateur and “Top Chef” judge Hugh Acheson and Dale Donchey, who previously owned coffee shop Steady Hand in the Emory area, will feature a coffee menu that will rotat ...

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Buy This: 3 things you need for your home bar

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Time to update your bar with a new mixer option, a syrup that takes the work out of cocktails and a delicious nibble to sustain you while mixing  those drinks.

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

What’s a round of cocktails without a little tasty nibble? We are total snobs about cheese straws, preferring to make our own from a 1930s recipe we inherited from a lovely neighbor, tediously squeezing them out with her ancient screw-top cookie press. But we have to admit, Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet Cheese Straws could make that a thing of the past. Marilyn Santulli makes her cheese ...

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New barbecue spot coming to Johns Creek

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ribs are on the menu at Rise & Swine / Photo from the Swine & Shine Facebook page

The owners of a popular Johns Creek Mexican restaurant are planning to open a barbecue restaurant next door.

Mark Ferrara and Ben Lee, who own The Original Brooklyn Cantina at 9945 Jones Bridge Road, are planning to open Swine and Shine, according to Scoop OTP.

Lee said the restaurant is set to open at the beginning of October and will offer barbecue staples including brisket, ribs and burnt ends. Beverages will include more than 40 kinds of beer, 15 kinds of ...

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Pizza chain will give away free pizza all day today in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blaze Pizza is hosting a free pizza day event from today and everyone gets a free pizza. Photo credit: Paperboy Public Relations.

Today’s food holiday is National Cheese Pizza Day, and to celebrate, you get a free pizza! You get a free pizza! Everyone gets a free pizza! (Points Oprah Winfrey-esque at everyone reading this post.)

Back to the pizza. As the newest restaurant in Decatur, Blaze Pizza is hosting a free pizza day event from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today. To cash in on this offer, like Blaze Pizza on FacebookTwitterInstagram or Snapchat and you’ll ...

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5 reasons to check out Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Try the jumbo lump crab cakes—accompanied by meyer-lemon goat cheese grits, grilled asparagus and cracked mustard butter sauce–at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails./ Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Many restaurants tout menus with locally sourced ingredients—but how many of them actually grow their own fare? Garden-to-table dining is what you’ll encounter at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, which boasts its very own one-acre garden. Located in historic downtown Crabapple, the 155-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage were preserved and restored, now serving as the home of Milton’s, which cooks up contemporary southern cuisine in a charming setting. Here are five reasons you should check ...

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Avalon is getting a new ice cream shop this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cookies and cream rolled ice cream at Kremo. / Photo courtesy of Kremo

The rolled ice cream trend shows no signs of stopping.

Kremo Ice Cream is set to open at Avalon in Alpharetta this Friday. The spot, which serves made-to-order rolled ice cream made with local ingredients, offers flavors including green tea, toasted coconut and coffee, as well as specialty and seasonal varieties including mocha latte, passionfruit, rum raisin and black sesame.

This will be the second Kremo — the spot has another location at 2180 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. This will be the second spot ...

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FEED Fried Chicken is coming to Peachtree Corners

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Marc Taft had a busy year, but his 2018 is shaping up to be even busier.

Taft, whose FEED Fried Chicken & Such just opened its doors at The Battery at SunTrust Park, announced that he’ll bring the same concept to the Town Center mixed-use development in Peachtree Corners in 2018.

In addition to the Peachtree Corners restaurant, Taft is also set to open a FEED, as well as CO-OP Community Table + Bar and an unnamed burger concept at the Halcyon development in Forsyth County in 2018.

Inspired by memories of childhood meals at his grandmother’s house, ...

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