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Award-winning brewery set to open a brewpub in Forsyth County

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A flight of beer at Cherry Street Taproom.

The Cumming brewery that won the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship is opening a second space in Forsyth County.

Cherry Street Brewing will open a nearly 8,000-square-foot brewpub and beer garden in mixed-use development Halcyon.

The spot will serve a menu of seasonal, upscale pub food. The beer selection will include 16 existing Cherry Street beers, as well as a brew specifically made for the Halcyon location.  The open-air beer garden will feature communal tables, bar space and a stage for special events.

Founded by siblings Nick and Alisa Tanner — whose ...

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The new Atlanta Porsche hotel will have bars, restaurants to rev your engine over

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Porsche Experience includes rides on their test track. / BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

There’ll soon be two new spots to fill up your tank near the airport.

Solis Two Porsche Drive, the forthcoming Porsche hotel set to open next month, will feature dining and beverage concepts in addition to 24-hour in-room dining service.

Located on the lobby level, Apron, a full-service restaurant and bar, will offer regional Mediterranean cuisine with dishes including piri-piri prawns with potato gnocchi, grilled okra and Pomodoro; octopus terrine with Marcona almonds, boquerones, pickled Fresnos, marinated olives, Meyer lemon, Espelette and Romesco; grilled branzino ...

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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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15 ways to celebrate National Pasta Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ripiena pasta with Quail, Smoked Mushrooms, Garlic, and Quail Jus from Donetto. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

We all love our carbs, and today — National Pasta Day — is the perfect time to celebrate our love of the dish that can be gussied up gourmet-style or dressed down to serve as the perfect comfort food. Here, 15 ways to celebrate:

  1. Check out the winner of the recent AJC poll on the best places to get pasta in metro Atlanta

2. Try some of our favorite places for pasta in metro Atlanta

3. Visit one of the newest spots in ...

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Have a scary good time at these metro Atlanta Halloween parties

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Drink up at these Atlanta Halloween parties. (Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post)

Looking to scare up some fun this year? Check out the Halloween festivities going down at your favorite metro Atlanta bars and restaurants.

Oct. 20

Abbey of the Holy Goats Brewery: The brewery’s party will feature beer Jell-o shots, special Halloween beers, a photo booth, costume contest and scary movie screenings.
4-10 p.m. 4000 Northfield Way, Roswell. 470-282-1444, abbeyoftheholygoats.com/


Oct. 27

Java Cats Cafe: The cat cafe’s Freak Me-OWT Halloween party will feature dancing, food, costume contests (for both humans and kitties) and beer. Tickets ...

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Drink up this award-winning Georgia beer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit: SweetWater Brewing Co.

Atlanta breweries did very well at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, held Oct. 5-7 in Denver — with Monday Night bringing home two medals, and Max Lager’s, Torched Hop and SweetWater grabbing one medal apiece.

In honor of those accomplishments, the most readily available of the bunch, SweetWater TripleTail IPA, which recently went from a seasonal to a year-round offering, is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

TripleTail Tropical IPA
SweetWater Brewing Co., Atlanta
Available year-round in 12-ounce bottles, cans, and on draft.


Of course, fruit-juicy-forward beers are the thing right now. And at ...

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Get unlimited 50-cent burgers at this chain restaurant today

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get unlimited 50-cent burgers at Krystal today. Photo credit: Ink Link Marketing.

Two quarters, one burger.

Atlanta-based Krystal is offering unlimited burgers for 50-cents at all locations today in celebration of its 85th anniversary. That’s it. No coupons, no sign up online, no nothing.

But you knew there was more, didn’t you? If you’re interested in a chance to win $1 million dollars (that’s a lot of quarters!) or a bunch of other prizes, order a Coke Zero Sugar-branded cup now through Nov. 12 as part of your purchase, check the bottom of the cup, which has a special code, ...

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$15 meals, Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fuji Hana Thai Peppers will host its third full moon party featuring specially priced food and drink. Photo credit: The Rosen Group Atlanta.

Over 30 restaurants offer prix fixe meals during New South Culinary Week. Eat and drink for fun, philanthropic purposes. 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 to Sunday, Oct. 8: During New South Culinary Week, diners can enjoy prix fixe brunch, lunch or dinner for $15, $25 or ...

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‘iPad-driven’ pizza restaurant, event space to open near Mercedes-Benz stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rendering of the exterior of the new Do building. / Handout

A popular pizza restaurant with a high-tech vibe has closed its doors in West Midtown, with plans to relocate on Northside Drive near the Mercedes-Benz Stadium next year.

Do (pronounced “dough”) which serves “musically-inspired pizza,” according to its website, closed at 955 W. Marietta St. near King Plow Arts Center on Saturday night after being open since 2011. The spot — which gives customers iPads to order food and drinks, as well as have their car brought to the front of the restaurant by the valet at the ...

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Get $1 margaritas all month long at Applebee’s

Get $1 margaritas all month long at Applebee’s. Photo credit:
PRNewsfoto/Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill.

Finally, there’s a reason to do something with your penny jar.

Applebee’s is offering $1 margaritas, better known as the Dollarita, as part of a month-long celebration of its nationwide restaurants. Served on the rocks, the $1 margaritas are available from open to close at all participating Applebee’s restaurants every day in October.
Various locations, applebees.com.

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Eat well with these October metro Atlanta food events

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Grilling at the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition.

Try some of the top barbecue around and sample some of Alpharetta’s top restaurants in October.

Test your slow food knowledge

Think you know everything about the slow food movement? Put yourself to the test with Slow Food Atlanta’s trivia night at 5 Seasons Brewery Westside, hosted by Greg Best of Ticonderoga Club in Krog Street Market. Teams can be made up of up to eight members, but smaller teams and solo players are allowed, as well, all competing to win an assortment of prizes. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for ...

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Donetto opens tonight in West Midtown and other top Atlanta dining news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

These are the biggest dining, cooking and food stories of the week:

Donetto is open in West Midtown.

Restaurant, food and dining news

Italian restaurant Donetto opens tonight for dinner in West Midtown’s Stockyards development at 976 Brady Ave.

Named after the largest Chianina bull recorded in history – weighing in at 3,840 pounds – Donetto will serve a menu of items inspired by the Tuscan region including tagliatelle with vongole, basil, butter, white wine, garlic bread crumbs and colatora di alici; fusilli with smoked fish, zucchini, shishitos, garlic aioli and basil; and ripiena stuffed with quail, smoked mushrooms, garlic ...

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This clam chowder recipe from C&S Chowder House will have you feeling warm all fall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

New England clam chowder is a bestseller at C&S Chowder House in Roswell. / Handout photo

There are few things cozier than a bowl of creamy hot soup, and New England clam chowder is one of the coziest.

Jon Schwenk, chef and owner of C&S Chowder House in Roswell (as well as C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar on Cobb Parkway in Atlanta and Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell) shared his recipe for the ultimate fall dish — watch the video and scroll down to find out how to make the East Coast favorite yourself.





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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla Imperial Porter

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, Red Brick Brewing Co. will mark its 24th anniversary on Saturday with a big party at its Westside brewery and newly remodeled tasting room.

Look for the 2017 release of Vanilla Gorilla Imperial Porter on draft, and for the first time it will be available in 16-ounce cans. Plus, there will be several variations of the popular fall seasonal on offer, along with more one-off special releases, and the full lineup of Red Brick beers, including the new Penguin Pale Ale.

Tickets are $25, $50 and $75 in advance, and include goodies at each price point.


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Get a taste of some of metro Atlanta’s top spots during New South Culinary Week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Piquillo peppers stuffed with braised beef at Ecco / AJC file photo

If one day you’re feeling like sushi and the next day tapas are calling your name, you’re in luck — a variety of restaurant are offering eclectic menus during New South Culinary Week. Combining Midtown Restaurant Week and Buckhead Restaurant Week, with some spots in other areas thrown in, the weeklong event — running from Oct. 1-8, gives food lovers a chance to sample food from different restaurants with affordable tasting menus.

Participants include:

Alma Cocina

The Mexican menu’s options include guacamole, roasted chicken mole and the Alma ...

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7 food items are 70-cents each at this chain restaurant through October

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

7 food items are 70-cents each at Shoney’s through October. Photo credit: 150 PR.

Pocket change goes a long way these days.

Shoney’s is celebrating its 70th anniversary by rolling back prices to 1947. What’s the benefit to you? Seven different food items seven days a week for 70-cents each at all locations now through Oct. 22. No exceptions. Here’s what you can eat for a few coins.:

  1. Monday: Slim Jim sandwich
  2. Tuesday: ice cream Delight
  3. Wednesday: All-American burger
  4. Thursday: Short stack pancakes
  5. Friday: Five chicken wings
  6. Saturday: Strawberry pie slice
  7. Sunday: Coke float

5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 678-847-6175, shoneys.com...

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National Coffee Day: Freebies, deals and the best spots to grab a cup in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day / (Dreamstime/TNS)

Need a little pick-me-up?

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in one of the best coffee cities in the country.

Looking for free or cheap coffee?

The Cenacle Coffee & Bistro: Get a free cup of coffee or tea with the purchase of non-dessert or pastry food.
2844 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Austell. 770-966-2711.

Cinnabon: Get a free 12-ounce coffee on Friday.
Multiple locations

DaVinci’s Donuts: Get free coffee on Friday.
Locations in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody

Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free ...

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2 metro Atlanta restaurants are collecting donated goods to take to Puerto Rico

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

People wait in line for gas as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Sept. 27, 2017 in Corozal, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Looking for a way to help those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico?

Two local restaurants are making it easy to get involved. Buen Provecho Restaurant in Marietta and Porch Light Latin Kitchen in Smyrna are accepting donations through Saturday. On Sunday, items will be loaded onto cargo planes bound for Puerto Rico.

Items to consider donating include:

1. Bottled water
2. Insect repellent
3. Ziploc bags with travel sized toiletries

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Popular Smyrna taco spot to open second Atlanta location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Taco Cantina is opening in Old Fourth Ward. / Photo from the Taco Cantina Facebook page

Old Fourth Ward is getting a new spot for tacos.

Taco Cantina, which has an existing location at 2517 Spring Road SE in Smyrna, is set to open in the bottom of the Tribute Lofts building at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE in November.

The new location, which will seat about 65 people, will have a menu that features about 60 percent of the items from the Smyrna spot, according to Adolfo Gonzales, who owns both locations with his wife, Brianna. A bigger ...

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Celebrate National Pancake Day at these Atlanta restaurants, or make your own

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Make One Eared Stag’s buckwheat pancakes. / Photo credit: Henri Hollis

It’s National Pancake Day, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Make your own or chow down on some of our favorites at metro Atlanta restaurants.

Eat pancakes around town

4 metro Atlanta restaurants with health-conscious pancakes

6 metro Atlanta spots with tasty takes on the breakfast dish

Try a savory version at these metro Atlanta restaurants

Check out our pick for best pancakes in Atlanta

Make your own

Make One Eared Stag’s buckwheat pancakes

The ultimate pancakes, made 4 ways

Make pancakes worth flipping for with Georgia-made ...

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Celebrate National Lobster Day with these specials, recipes and local dishes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano serves this New Shell Maine Lobster Roll at W.H. Stiles Fish Camp at Ponce City Market. / (Chris Hunt/Special)

It’s National Lobster Day — time to get your tail to one of the many great spots around town to find the tasty crustacean, or get your claws around a recipe to make yourself.


Lobster specials

For today only, Le Bilboquet in Shops Buckhead Atlanta will serve a lobster roll with frites, small green salad and French cocktail for $24 plus tax and gratuity.
3027 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta. 404-869-9944, lebilboquetatlanta.com/

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Buy This: 3 deep, rich flavors to spice up your fall – and not a pumpkin in the bunch

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

We’ve got three treats made with dates, chocolate and spices to warm up your fall days.

Date Lady Caramel Sauces

Dates have always been a fall favorite for me. The dark rich flavor just says “Let’s get ready for cooler weather.” Being a caramel fan, and having just sampled Date Lady’s two updated (forgive the pun!) caramel sauces, I’ve now got two more reasons to celebrate. The regular caramel sauce has cream while the coconut caramel sauce is vegan. Both are made from organic ingredients and both are luscious and smooth. You can stir them into coffee, use them as ...

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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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Another steakhouse headed to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will open a location in Dunwoody in 2018. / Photo: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

This year has seen numerous steakhouses open in and around Atlanta, including Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs and C. Ellet’s at The Battery, a concept by restaurateur Linton Hopkins. The latest to join the primal-cut scene is national chain Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, which has announced that it will open a location in Atlanta next year.

A holding of Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, the chophouse will open at 236 Perimeter Center Parkway, in Dunwoody’s Park Center, ...

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Salad bar concept opens in Atlantic Station tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fast-casual salad concept Salata opens Sept. 21 in Atlantic Station. / Photo credit: Salata

By Caleigh Derreberry

Salata, a fast-casual salad bar, will open its first Georgia restaurant in Atlantic Station tomorrow. 

The salad bar concept serves customizable salads and lettuce wraps as well as soups. Salata offers more than 50 different topping options including chick peas, kidney beans, beets, almonds and pesto chicken.  Its 10 dressings are made in house, and the chain is gluten-free certified.

Beverage offerings include house-made teas and lemonades, served from taps resembling those used for draft beer.

When the Atlantic Station location, situated at 265 ...

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