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Bacchanalia gets a new executive chef and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world, plus what to eat, drink, buy and cook this week.

Joe Schafer has left Bacchanalia for a position as executive chef at Philips Arena. / Photo: Star Provisions

Restaurant and dining news

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 ...

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Tapas restaurant set to open in Midtown next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Caldoso de pollo y alcachofas at Bulla Gastropub.

Midtown will get a taste of Spain starting next month.

Florida-based Bulla Gastrobar will open its first Georgia location at 60 11th Street NE in the 12th & Midtown development. The restaurant announced it would open an Atlanta location last year.

The spot will feature an “alta cocina” approach to tapas, ” applying modern innovations to traditional Spanish recipes,” according to a press release. The menu will offer items including Huevos Bulla, made with eggs, Serrano ham, potato foam, truffle oil and homemade potato chips, Iberian ham croquettes made with Jamón Serrano ...

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Prominent cookbook author to headline Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Virginia Willis / Photo by Renee Brock

A James Beard Award-winning cookbook author will join a team of prominent local chefs and bartenders for the Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event.

Atlanta chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis, who won the Focus on Health award in the cookbook category in 2016 for her book “Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome,” will create a Southern-influenced food for the dinner. Joining her will be local chefs including Colleen Conrad, the regional chef for Whole Foods Market; Lis Hernandez, chef and owner of Arepa Mia; Jiyeon ...

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What are you eating for National Junk Food Day, Atlanta?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Double chili cheese burger and fries from The Varsity. / AJC file photo

Sure, it’s swimsuit season, but even the buff and beautiful deserve a cheat day every now and then.

Enter National Junk Food Day, which celebrates all things greasy, sweet and calorie-laden.

If you need some ideas on where — and what — to eat today, read on:

The granddaddy of Atlanta junk food restaurants, The Varsity offers up burgers and hot dogs with a friendly “What’ll ya have?”. Looking for a guilty pleasure with a healthy-sounding name? Treat yourself to a Frosted Orange. Want some more protein ...

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Head to Buckhead for $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get bottomless mimosas and sangrias for $12 at Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location on Sundays. Photo credit: Woodie Williams.

Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location now offers $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias from 12 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Hungry? The Spanish tapas-style brunch menu, which begins an hour before alcoholic beverages, features huevos benedicto served with a poached egg, crispy serrano ham and saffron Hollandaise; salmon ahumado de coca with smoked salmon, Calabrian cream cheese, lemon vinaigrette and fresh herbs; and torrejas, a Spanish-style French toast. Rounding out the deals and festivities are half off select wine bottles and love Latin music.
764 Miami ...

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with free King of Pops tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy free King of Pops for National Ice Cream Month. / Photo by Chris Hunt

It’s hot out there, Atlanta, so local cold treat purveyor King of Pops wants to help you cool down — and celebrate National Ice Cream Month — with some freebies

Enjoy some pops, free of charge, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 21 at Colony Square as part of Street Eats on The Square.

Want more way to cool down? Check out the links below:

Making frozen pops in Atlanta

Get a sneak peek at King of Pops’ expansion

Ice cream recipes that are easy ...

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8 metro Atlanta coffee shops for millennials (and everyone else) to check out

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A latte at in the sunny Golden Drops Cafe. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

When I think about the bad old days of coffee in Atlanta, when you could still get away with selling a cup of hot black water fit for a gas station and call your place a cafe, I’m afraid I sound like an old man talking about walking 5 miles uphill both to and from school. To young ears, it might not sound real.

A decade ago, you might have found yourself driving halfway across town in search of a decent espresso. You could count your options ...

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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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Mexican restaurant, coffee shop among tenants for Forysth County food hall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gu’s Dumplings will be one of several options at Halcyon.

The Halcyon development in Forsyth County is starting to take shape with some tasty additions to its roster of tenants.

The mixed-use development’s Market Hall food hall will welcome Gu’s Dumplings, which also has stalls at Krog Street Market and SunTrust Park; Tocayo, a Mexican street food spot; Kilwin’s Chocolate; and Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company, which has several locations in metro Atlanta and the Southeast.

New restaurants will include Butcher & Brew and Never Enough Thyme, which both have existing Alpharetta locations and will serve up ...

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Biscuit spot added to restaurant lineup at Parsons Alley in Duluth

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Maple Street Biscuit Company is coming to Duluth. / Photo from the Maple Street Biscuit Company Facebook page

Another restaurant is being added to the roster of shops and eateries at Duluth restaurant and retail district Parsons Alley.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Maple Street Biscuit Company is set to open this fall in an old Baptist church building in downtown Duluth, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Maple Street, which has several locations in Florida as well as a recently opened store in Chattanooga, serves a variety of biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and lunch.

It’s the latest addition to a steadily ...

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Try soup dumplings the size of your face at this Chamblee restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen. / Photo: Alison Gordon

DISH OF THE WEEK: Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen

By Alison Gordon

If you are into super-sized food, the Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen is calling your name.

Equivalent in size to six regular dumplings, this one takes up the whole bowl, so much so that it hides the savory broth underneath that you’ll have fun slurping with the accompanying straw.

Inside the mega dumpling are pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. The components are segmented in the wrapper, so each bite is as unique as it is delightful. ...

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Another popular New York-based Middle Eastern eatery is headed to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Falafel and shawarma sandwiches are on the menu at Mamoun’s. / Photo courtesy of Mamoun’s Falafel

If you were one of the many people who stood in line when New York-based Halal Guys opened its first Atlanta location earlier this year, there’ll soon be another place for you to queue up.

Mamoun’s Falafel is set to open six locations in metro Atlanta and Athens. No addresses have been announced, though real estate options are being explored in both markets.

Founded by Syrian immigrant Mamoun Chater 45 years ago in New York, Mamoun’s serves up traditional Middle Eastern dishes including ...

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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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Stock Up: Three Things You Need for Summer Drinks

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Time to freshen up that drinks cart. New barware, new wine to share with your friends, new shot glasses that will enhance your appreciation of tequila.

Elegant Retro Barware

For almost 20 years, City Issue has been your stop for everything mid-century. Everywhere you look in this Inman Park shop, you find pristine vintage furniture, art and home accessories. But what caught our eye was their barware. Punch sets and cocktail shakers, ice buckets and decanters, and more sets of cocktail glasses from highball to Collins to champagne coupes than you could possibly have shelves for. Everything’s in perfect condition. ...

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10 Awesome Kid-Friendly Restaurants Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Franklin’s 5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville; 301-927-2740 This three-for-one concept in Hyattsville includes a brewery, restaurant, and general store. Kids have their choice of maple sugar-fried chicken tenders (which mom or dad may steal off their plate), fish and chips, pappardelle marinara, and more. The jam-packed shop features a rainbow of candies, tons of toys, and […]

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Food and dining news of the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day find out how to celebrate below./Photo by Chris Hunt.

4 Rivers Smokehouse is opening tomorrow. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on July 25 at 9 a.m. to celebrate the new location for the barbecue chain. AJC announced last fall that 4 Rivers would be opening its first Georgia location bringing some of the southeast’s best barbecue to Atlanta.

4 Rivers Smokehouse, 822 Marietta St NW, Atlanta. 844-474-8377. 4rsmokehouse.com.

Osteria Mattone is open on Mondays beginning July 17. The Italian restaurant in Roswell will now be open from 5 – 9:30 p.m. for dinner service.

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Three events for tomato lovers to enjoy this month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s tomato season. Celebrate with these events./Photo credit: Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.

Tomato lovers rejoice! July is full of tomato-themed events to enjoy.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival– The ninth annual festival returns to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Sunday, July 16. Created by chef and restauranteur Ford Fry, the festival brings together the South’s top chefs, mixologists and local farmers to celebrate local, organically grown food.

TomatoJam at South City Kitchen Vinings- South City Kitchen Vinings is celebrating the tomato with its annual special menu, TomatoJam. The offerings on this limited-time menu include tomato pie with bacon ...

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How to eat your way through National Ice Cream day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Stacy Wisniewski and Henryk Kumar of Butter & Cream in Decatur created this luscious-yet-light old-fashioned custard ice cream. Perfumed with vanilla and cardamom, it is heady and fragrant and feels just right for spring and summer./ Photo by Chris Hunt.

Sunday is National Ice Cream day and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this delicious holiday. Here are some deals and freebies along with the best places to eat ice cream in Atlanta:

Deals:

Carvel- Customers will recieve a second cup or cone for free when they buy one. This BOGO deal is good all day on July 16.

McDonald’s- ...

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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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How to eat your way through National French Fry Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The fresh-cut French fries at Muss & Turner’s East Cobb are a stand out. PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Mussman Photography

It’s National French Fry Day! Throughout Atlanta there are plenty of ways to celebrate this delicious holiday:

McDonald’s – Order any menu item using the McDonald’s app and receive a free order of medium french fries. This deal continues every Friday through September 7. The app is available on Google Play and Apple store.

>> Related: The homemade secret to McDonald’s french fries

BurgerFi – Get a free order of regular fries after you purchase any burger or hot dog all day ...

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What are concession prices at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the 2017 season?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is re-imaginging the fan and beverage model at the venue with a focus on pricing, speed of service, variety and quality of offerings. PHOTO/ JASON GETZ

With opening day of Mercedes-Benz Stadium just weeks away, Atlanta sports fans have one more thing to get excited about at the new venue: concessions.

Concessions at the stadium, which will be home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, will be affordable. Think: $2 for nonalcoholic beverages like Coca-Cola (and with unlimited refills) or for a hot dog, popcorn or pretzel. A slice of pizza will cost ...

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6 must-try menu items at Beni’s Cubano in East Cobb

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Beni’s Cubano serves up an assortment of Cuban dishes at The Avenue East Cobb. Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

Being a Miami native and half Cuban, I’m always on the hunt for good Cuban cuisine. So when I heard about Beni’s Cubano opening up at The Avenue East Cobb in Marietta last month, I was eager to give them a try. The verdict? While Beni’s might not be on the same level as a corner restaurant in Little Havana (let’s face it, few restaurants are), this new eatery dishes out some solid dishes that should satisfy your cravings for Cuban fare. Head ...

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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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Get $0.77 drink specials at this sushi spot all summer long

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nakato restaurant is celebrating the Japanese festival Tanabata with discounted drinks. Pair your beverage with a Tanabata roll (pictured)./Photo courtesy of Nakato.

Next time a sushi craving strikes, head to Nakato. But don’t just order sushi. Take advantage of its drink deals.

Beginning today, July 12, customers can get Nakato Draft Beer, Gekkeikan Sake, and well liquor for just $0.77 each,. The promotion is good Mondays through Thursdays, until August 31.

The drink deal is one way that Nakato owners are celebrating their favorite holiday, The Stars Festival. Known as Tanabata, the festival recalls the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikososhi ...

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