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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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This Marietta doughnut dwells in a realm beyond sweetness

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cinnamon Toast doughnut from Doughnut Dollies in Marietta. / Ben Brasch

DISH OF THE WEEK: Cinnamon Toast doughnut at Doughnut Dollies

By Ben Brasch

I always get excited when I see cinnamon-anything on a menu.

But cinnamon can be disappointing, as I found out in kindergarten upon chomping into a curled piece of cinnamon instead of putting it in potpourri like I was supposed to. The timeout seemed silly compared to the self-punishment of eating tree bark that I thought was going to taste like my favorite flavor.

Over the years, I’ve learned that fall brings not just pretty leaves ...

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Atlanta with these parties

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Break out the lederhosen and dirndls — it’s Oktoberfest time. Here are some ways to celebrate in metro Atlanta:

Der Biergarten will celebrate Oktoberfest through mid-October by rolling out a different keg of Oktoberfest beer each weekend including Warsteiner Oktoberfest and Spaten Oktoberfest. Each weekend will also offer $5 brats along with other German bites such as wiener schnitzel, goulash, sauerbratten and large pretzels with mustard spread.

On Oct. 14, the restaurant will host a 5K Oktoberfest Run at 9 a.m. followed by a Munich on Marietta block party at noon, with German food, ...

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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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The Giving Kitchen starts fund to assist Hurricane Irma victims in Georgia

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sam Wohlfeil removes sandbags from the front of the Fannies Your Aunt store on River Street in Savannah on Sept. 12. / Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Hurricane Irma has come and gone, causing serious damage to much of Florida and many parts of Georgia.

Atlanta-based non-profit The Giving Kitchen — the charitable arm of much-lauded Edgewood restaurant Staplehouse — has started the Hurricane Irma Emergency Assistance Fund to assist those in the restaurant industry impacted by the storm.

The fund was created in addition to the organization’s normal crisis grant coverage area, which spans 40 counties, to include those in the entire ...

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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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Barbecue chain opens its first metro Atlanta location, has plans for a second

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The City Barbecue menu includes a variety of barbecue staples. / Photo from the City Barbecue Facebook page

Decatur has a new spot for barbecue.

Ohio-based City Barbecue opened its first metro Atlanta location today in the Decatur Crossing development at 2511 Blackmon Drive in Decatur. The fast-casual restaurant offers up barbecue staples including ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken in addition to vegetable sides, salads and desserts.

Though the first area location just opened, the chain has already secured a lease for a second in the Johns Creek Town Center on Peachtree Parkway in Johns Creek, Tomorrow’s News Today ...

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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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New pizza restaurant slated for south Buckhead

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Free meal for metro Atlanta first responders now today and tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Free meal for metro Atlanta first responders now today and tomorrow at Macaroni Grill. Photo credit: Fitzgerald Petersen Communications.

As a thank you to first responders during Hurricane Irma, metro Atlanta police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics will receive a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée now through Sept. 19 at all three metro Atlanta Macaroni Grill locations. The offer is available for dine-in or take-out. No purchase necessary.
Mall of Georgia, 3207 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-714-0049, macaronigrill.com.
5045 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770-360-6302.
3625 Dallas Hwy. S.W., Marietta. 678-581-5624.

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MAP: 5 restaurants that deserve your attention in College Park

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ronaldo’s Resto Bar offers a weekday, lunch-only menu of tacos, tostadas and quesadilla / Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Eating in College Park is an all-chill, no-frills experience. Nothing about this place is contrived. Rather, it’s a refreshing pocket of Atlanta, one filled with people who couldn’t care less about the tragically hip — and overpriced — Inman Quarter, or the glitz and glamour of Buckhead. Here, it is locals, and perhaps airport workers, just looking to fill up.

And you can fill up in College Park — be it over a plate of barbecue (Barbecue Kitchen), takeout from a crab ...

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Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with these deals, specials and recipes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reformation Brewing and Freight Kitchen are pairing up for National Cheeseburger Day. / Contributed photo

When it comes to culinary pairings, you can’t get much tastier than a cheeseburger. A juicy patty topped with a slice of cheese — is there anything better? So imagine our delight to find out that Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day.  A whole day set aside to celebrate one of our favorite indulgences? We’re in. Keep reading to find out how to pay homage yourself:

Deals and specials

Local businesses

Reformation Brewery and Freight Kitchen and Tap in Woodstock are teaming up to offer ...

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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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Take a look at the menu for Bar Mercado, opening this week at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pescaito Frito is on the menu at Bar Mercado. / Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

The long-awaited tapas concept from the team behind several popular Atlanta restaurants including Cooks & Soldiers is set to open at Krog Street Market this week.

Bar Mercado will open its doors for dinner in the former Cockentrice space this Thursday, Sept. 14. Lunch will start being served on Saturday, Sept. 23, with brunch service starting on Sept. 24.

 

Inspired by the Market of San Miguel, a covered market in Madrid, the restaurant will serve multi-regional tapas including pulpo a la gallega featuring braised octopus, ...

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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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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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