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Argosy team purchases former Oak Brewpub in Oakhurst

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The exterior of Oak Brewpub / Photo courtesy of Armando Celentano

This morning, Armando Celentano, Donald Durant and Benjamin Rhoades, the partners behind Argosy, a popular beer bar and restaurant in East Atlanta Village, announced that they had purchased the former Oak Brewpub in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, which closed in November, not long after its grand opening celebration.

“This endeavor will be a culmination of our years of craft beer and hospitality experience,” Celentano said in a press release. “We are striving to establish a destination brewery that our neighbors and the entire Atlanta beer community ...

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7 metro Atlanta restaurants to ring in the new year for free

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get the party started early with Hampton + Hudson’s regular brunch and dinner menu plus free admission before 8 p.m. Photo credit: Blue Hominy PR.

If the holidays blew your budget or you just don’t feel like dropping a wad of cash for one night or you just want a low-key, but festive New Year’s Eve celebration, this list is for you. The following seven restaurants will be offering fuss-free celebrations, no cover charge celebrations and some will offer free beer or champagne toasts. All events will occur on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31.

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Beer Pick: Twain’s Purgatory to Paradise Belgian Dubble

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Twain’s Purgatory to Paradise. Photo by Tori-Allen PR.

Though it sometimes flies a bit under the radar, Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards in Decatur has been a fixture of the Atlanta craft beer scene for many years.

Maybe most notably, before he left to found Creature Comforts in Athens, David Stein developed the recipe for the much beloved, and often elusive, Tropicalia IPA at Twain’s, while pioneering several more beers there.

In late 2016, Mike Castagno took over as Twain’s head brewer, bringing with him a wealth of experience as a research chemist, and a whole bunch of awards as a ...

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Former executive chef at The Optimist to open restaurant in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gabriele Besozzi (left) and Pat Pascarella of The White Bull / Photo from Blue Hominy

A restaurant inspired by Ernest Hemingway is set to open in Decatur next year.

The White Bull — named because Hemingway referred to the blank page as “the white bull” — will open at 123 E. Court Square next to Brick Store Pub in early spring 2018.

The restaurant, which will offer a “menu of simple, farm-forward American fare,” will be overseen by executive chef and partner Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, who previously served as execuitve chef of Ford Fry’s West Midtown restaurant The Optimist and ...

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Former executive chef at The Optimist to open restaurant in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gabriele Besozzi (left) and Pat Pascarella of The White Bull / Photo from Blue Hominy

A restaurant inspired by Ernest Hemingway is set to open in Decatur next year.

The White Bull — named because Hemingway referred to the blank page as “the white bull” — will open at 123 E. Court Square next to Brick Store Pub in early spring 2018.

The restaurant, which will offer a “menu of simple, farm-forward American fare,” will be overseen by executive chef and partner Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella, who previously served as execuitve chef of Ford Fry’s West Midtown restaurant The Optimist and ...

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4 holiday-themed and foodie events in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fill up with food from Livingston Restaurant + Bar’s buffet before seeing “The Nutcracker” at Fox Theatre. Photo credit: Green Olive Media.

Classic Christmas movie. Party in Decatur. 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. And, Merry Christmas, good people.

Thursday, Dec. 21: The Iberian Pig in Decatur will transform into a Wall Street-themed trading pit for an evening of food, drinks at fluctuating prices (remember to buy low), dancing, theatrics and gluttony ...

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S.O.S Tiki Bar’s cocktails go “full-on tacky Christmas”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The over-the-top “Christmas Morning” cocktail at S.O.S Tiki BarPhotograph by Caleb Wheelus. With the wild success of last year’s Miracle on Monroe pop-up holiday bar, which is back for a second year with a second location to boot, it’s no surprise other Atlanta cocktail bars are getting into the Christmas game. Not letting Midtown and Buckhead have all the fun, Decatur fan favorite S.O.S Tiki Bar has been hosting its “Tiki Holiday” all month long. “Tiki and Christmas kind of go hand in hand, so it’s a very like fun, Christmas-in-July kind of thing,” says owner Caleb Wheelus. “We decided ...

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Moms get 25 percent off meals every Tuesday at this Decatur restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Moms receive 25 percent off food when they visit Big Tex in Decatur. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

This dining deal is just for your momma.

Moms receive 25 percent off food when they visit Big Tex, a Decatur-based restaurant that offers a mix of Texas-style and southern comfort food like smoked wings with Texas sauce, fried chicken steak, catfish and chips, salads and sandwiches. Moms simply say, “I’m a mother,” and the discount will be applied. That’s it; no ID or coupon necessary.
308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur. 404-377-393, bigtex30030.com.

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5 places to buy Christmas ham in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Photo courtesy of The Fresh Market

Between gift shopping and holiday parties, it can be difficult to find time to cook the perfect Christmas dinner. Let the professionals take something off your plate — or, more accurately, put something on your plate — and handle the main course. Here are five places to buy Christmas ham in Atlanta this holiday season.

The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market’s spiral sliced ham is available year-round, but it tastes best paired with Christmas cheer. The ham is double-glazed with honey and baked sugar then smoked over hickory hardwood. Serve eight to 10 ...

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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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4 foodie gifts for novice cooks

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Give a collection of salts and seasonings blended by Kevin Gillespie this holiday. Photo credit: Red Beard Merchandise.

There’s an old proverb that goes something like this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.

This Christmas, give novice cooks lifetime gifts. If they want to learn to cook, send them to culinary class where they’ll learn everything from knife basics to braising or present them with a cookbook for in-home learning. Check out the four gifts below. While they are for giving, it’s perfectly ...

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Beer Pick: Allagash Hoppy Table Beer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Founded by Rob Tod in 1995 in Portland, Maine, Allagash Brewing Co. is a craft pioneer in Belgian-style ale, and grown to become a true American success story .

Tod, who currently serves as the chair of the board of directors of the Brewers Asoociation, will be at Brick Store Pub from 6-8 a.m. this evening for a Q&A and meet up featuring at least seven Allagash beers on draft.

Among the rare and popular selections, you’ll find Avance, Hive 56 and Ganache American wild beers, St. Klippenstein imperial stout, and Curieux bourbon barrel-aged Belgian triple.

But, though it’s not ...

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Popular OTP doughnut shop to open a Decatur location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Doughnuts at Sarah Donuts / Photo from the Sarah Donuts Facebook page

A popular metro Atlanta doughnut chain is bringing its sweet treat game ITP.

Sarah Donuts — which has locations in Suwanee, Norcross, Duluth, Cumming and Johns Creek — announced on its Facebook page that a Decatur location will open in spring 2018 in the North Decatur Plaza.

The first Sarah Doughnuts was opened by Sara and Jong Park in Texas. The couple later moved to the Atlanta area and opened their first doughnut shop here in 2004.

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Free drinks in Buckhead this Friday, cooking demo and more events in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hugh Acheson

Check out a slow cooking demonstration. Bring a toy, get a drink. 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, Nov. 28: Do good. Visit any Farm Burger location today to participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back in each community. Farm Burger will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to help those in need.
3365 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-816-0603, farmburger.net.
410 W Ponce de ...

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Beer Town: Sam Smith III talks Samuel Smith’s ales

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sam Smith III from Samuel Smith Brewery recently visited the U.S. for the first release of Oatmeal Stout in kegs. CONTRIBUTED BY: Samuel Smith Brewery.

Samuel Smith, otherwise known as the Old Brewery at Tadcaster, was founded in Yorkshire in 1758. It’s a truly historic institution, as well as one of the few remaining independent breweries in England.

Celebrated for draft ales at its pubs around England, and around the world for its distinctive bottled beers, such as Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Taddy Porter and Imperial Stout, the company has never been much for marketing in the modern sense.

But ...

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The ‘veggie burger that bleeds’ available in Atlanta for the first time

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Impossible Burger / Contributed photo

If you’ve given up red meat but still have a craving for a juicy hamburger, you can now have the best of both worlds.

The Impossible Burger — also known as “the veggie burger that bleeds — is being served for the first time in Georgia at all Grindhouse Killer Burgers locations and at The Counter location in Roswell.

The plant-based vegan patty — made of water, plant proteins, coconut oil and heme, a natural molecule that gives burgers their distinctive taste and is also found in plants — is designed to look and ...

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Staplehouse beverage director Melissa Davis says serve these wines at Thanksgiving

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Staplehouse sommelier and beverage director Melissa Davis. Photo: Melissa Golden

Thanksgiving is likely the most gut-busting meal of the year. For hosts, it’s certainly one of the most stressful to prepare. Thanksgiving for some equates to weeks of planning and days of cooking a multi-dish, family-style throwdown accompanied by an oversized turkey with a pie course. Choosing wines for a meal that incorporates a slew of sweet, savory and buttery rich flavors only adds to the stress.  

Melissa Davis, beverage director and assistant general manager at Staplehouse, says choosing wines for a large meal such as Thanksgiving doesn’t ...

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Pot roast is an autumn indulgence at this neighborhood gastropub

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pub Pot Roast at Napoleon’s Grill / Photo by Henri Hollis

By Henri Hollis

Dish of the Week: Pub Pot Roast at Napoleon’s Grill

Pot roast is the culinary equivalent of an oversized sweater: it looks more and more inviting as the temperature drops. An excellent version is served at Napoleon’s Grill, a beer-centric favorite in the Oak Grove neighborhood.

The Pub Pot Roast features a chunk of fork-tender beef on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes. Topped with sauteed spinach that also has an emphatic note of garlic, fried onion strings and a ladle of jus, Napoleon’s pot roast ...

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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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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Three Taverns 2017 Inceptus Georgia Wild Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

At Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur, Belgian-born brewmaster, Joran Van Ginderachter, has been experimenting with a beer called Inceptus (Latin for “beginning”).

It’s a spontaneously fermented wild ale with an unlikely back story.

During the December 2013 Atlanta “Snowpocalypse,” Van Ginderachter decided that the temperature was just right to wrangle some wild yeast from the air around the brewery for what he would call a “Georgia wild ale.”

Since then, he’s used that “mother beer” to infect wine barrels filled with a wort made with pilsner, wheat and spelt malt. Successive generations of Inceptus have taken on a variety ...

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Are these Atlanta’s best martinis?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photo credit: Watershed on Peachtree

Ask any martini drinker how they take the cocktail and they’ll rattle off their version without hesitation. It could be vodka, slightly dirty with an olive or gin, dry, straight up with a twist or anything in between. The martini’s proportions and base spirit (vodka or gin) are regularly debated. Should it contain vermouth, and, if so, how much? Are bitters necessary? How dirty is too dirty? One could even argue the martini is simply a state of mind.

We spoke with a handful of Atlanta bartenders and avid martini sippers to get their thoughts ...

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Buy This: 3 olive products you need in your pantry

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Olive oil, olive juice.Try at least one of each.

Alta Cucina Italia Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Adriana Coppola grew up in a small town near Naples, Italy. Since moving to John’s Creek, she’s created Alta Cucina Italia, a line of artisan condiments and sauces that remind her of the flavors of home. Among her many offerings, she sells extra virgin Italian olive oil mixed with the flavors of Naples – parsley, red pepper and garlic. We’ve become big fans of infused and seasoned olive oils. When the olive oil and seasonings are high quality, there’s no easier way to ...

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Beer Town: Taste Jing-A Chinese craft beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Honey Walnut Shrimp and Wok Fried Long Beans paired with Jing-A Brewing beer at Double Dragon in Oakhurst. Photo credit: Fred Crudder.

One of the side benefits of The Festival — the expansive international beer tasting presented in Atlanta in August by Shelton Brothers Importers — is the number of rarities that made it to the city for the first time, and even stuck around for a while after the event.

Certainly, the Chinese beers from Jing-A Brewing Co. are a prime example of that.

Somewhat shrouded in mystery, the brewery was founded by two expat friends living in Beijing. ...

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Frozen pop company’s first metro Atlanta location to open tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Steel City Pops / Photo from the Steel City Pops Facebook page

King of Pops might need to make some room — there’s a new frozen pop game in town.

Steel City Pops is set to open its first Atlanta location tomorrow at noon at 312 Church St. in Decatur (the pops are currently only sold from carts at events around town).

Instagram Photo

To celebrate the grand opening, customers can get $1 off their pops when they show their social media post about the opening.

The Alabama-based company — which also has locations in Texas and Kentucky — was started by ...

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The subject of painter Kerry Escobedo’s portraits? Raw meat.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kerry Escobedo’s acrylic steak painting, 18×24″Photograph courtesy of Kerry Escobedo Meat is more than food to Decatur-based artist Kerry Escobedo. Each cut is a map of an animal’s life, deserving of portraiture. And it’s almost exclusively what she’s been painting for the past few years. “I guess it’s a little bit Native American, the idea of honoring this thing completely,” says Escobedo. “And there were a lot of things that went behind getting [the meat] to us. It’s the person who fed the animal. It’s the person who had to slaughter the animal.” After graduating from the University of Utah, ...

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