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5 restaurants will offer a fried chicken and mac and cheese meal for $12 tomorrow

Get a fried chicken and mac and cheese meal for $12 at all five Meehan’s locations. Photo credit: 101 Concepts.

Here’s a reason to make Friday your food cheat day.

Tomorrow will be the last day of Fried Chicken Friday — a meal featuring buttermilk brined fried chicken breast, three-cheese mac and cheese, green beans and house made pepper gravy for $12 — at Meehan’s Public House. Go hungry and early because the offer will begin at 11:30 a.m. and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Available at all five locations.
Buckhead, 322 E. Paces Ferry Road N.E., Atlanta. 470-355-5116. meehanspublichouse.com
Atlantic Station, 232 19th St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-249-7812.
Downtown, 200 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-214-9821.
Sandy Springs, 227 Sandy Springs Pl. N.E., Atlanta. 404-843-8058.
Vinings, 2810 Paces Ferry Road N.W., Vinings. 770-433-1920.

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5 restaurants will offer a fried chicken and mac and cheese meal for $12 tomorrow

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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People watching at Dragon Con? Grab a Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Mai TaiPhotograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Atlanta is home to one of just two Trader Vic’s left in the country (there used to be 26), and this location has shaken up more than 45,000 Mai Tais since opening in 1976. The tropical cocktail was created by Victor Jules Bergeron Jr., aka Trader Vic, in 1944 and is still made with aged rum, lime juice, orange curaçao, orgeat, and mint. Order one on the first weekend of September and you can sip among cosplay witches and superheroes; the bar is a major Dragon Con hangout. The costumes are so good, one ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit: Merchant du Vin

Ayinger Brewery, founded in 1878 in the Bavarian village of Aying, 30 minutes from Munich, makes my favorite German beers.

Among its style-defining offerings, Celebrator Doppelbock, Maibock, and its refreshing Bavarian Pils, which I made a Beer Pick in late April, as spring was turning into an early summer.

After a hot and rainy four months, I’m hoping summer will soon be turning into a mild and sunny fall. And with the official start of Oktoberfest a mere three weeks away, I’m thinking about the pleasures of flavorful German Oktoberfest/Märzen-style beers.

I’m not sure how many Oktoberfest ...

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Looking for brunch downtown? Atlanta Breakfast Club is a reliable choice

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The chicken and waffles at Atlanta Breakfast ClubPhotograph by Jennifer Zyman. The name of Chef Anthony Sanders and O. Osiris Ballard’s restaurant group, Good Food and Company, sums up their relationship perfectly. “I’m good food, he’s company,” said Sanders, who has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant world. Ballard, on the other hand, comes from corporate America and the private business sector. Together, they’ve created Atlanta Breakfast Club, a cozy pit-stop near downtown’s major tourist attractions (the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, among others) where other food options are somewhat limited. “We wanted to ...

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Buy This: 3 Georgia cookies you need in your cookie jar

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

When there’s no time for homemade cookies, try these three cookies made in Georgia.

Strawberry Lemonade

Dexter Myers is a man of many talents. An indie music pioneer, he also loves to bake. On the road with his act, he’d serve cookies to his fans. One thing led to another, and Dexter Myers Cookies was born almost a decade ago. His cookies are soft and cake-like, filled with nuts and chocolate and fruit. We sampled his new Strawberry Lemonade cookies. You taste the butter, the lemon zest, the white chocolate and the bits of preserved strawberry. There’s also “The Crooner” ...

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Beer Town: The Festival brings a world of rare beers to Atlanta

At a time when beer festivals have become ubiquitous, and sometimes even redundant, The Festival, presented by Shelton Brothers Importers Aug. 18-19 at Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, promises to be among the most exciting beer events to land in Atlanta.

The Massachusetts-based Shelton Brothers, who are in fact three beer-loving siblings, debuted the laconically named “The Festival” in Worcester, Mass., in 2012.

By their reckoning, it was the first time so many international craft brewers had gathered together at one event in the U.S. to pour and talk about their beers.

Since then, The Festival has traveled to Portland, Maine, San Pedro, Calif., St. Petersburg, Fla., and Louisville, Ky., boasting a growing number of attendees and breweries each year.

The 2017 Atlanta edition will feature some 100 breweries from around the world, including Belgium, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Norway, Japan, New Zealand and Brazil, as well as international artisan cider and mead makers.

That number also includes many American artisan breweries, such as Sante Adairius, Arizona Wilderness, Side Project, Fonta Flora and Jester King, offering beers rarely sold outside the communities where they’re brewed.

While most of the breweries have a relationship with Shelton Brothers as an importer, some of the scarcest and most sought-after offerings, such as Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen and Westvleteren Belgian ales, will be available in Georgia for the first time, and maybe the only time.

Jason Wiles, the owner of Liberator Distributing, which distributes Shelton Brothers beers in Atlanta, has attended the past three festivals, and counts it as one of the very best in the U.S.

“One of the goals of the festival is to highlight what the Shelton Brothers are doing with imports and the brands they’re representing in the market,” Wiles says. “But a lot of the beers are not going to be back in the States much, if at all.

“The first Shelton Brothers festival I went to absolutely blew me away. It’s an amazing number of beers in one room that you won’t see anywhere else. You can walk up to a table, and the brewer, Jean-Pierre Van Roy, is pouring your Cantillon, and you can say thank you and ask a question about it. That’s really what makes it special.”

Though not officially a part of The Festival, Liberator is helping out with a host of tasting events at beer bars and restaurants around Atlanta that will coincide with the main event.

“The Festival is the best of the best,” says Molly Gunn of the Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points. “Not only is it these amazing international beers, but it’s also amazing beers from around the U.S., and we’re going to be a little part of that, too.”

Beer Town: The Festival brings a world of rare beers to Atlanta

The Atlanta edition of The Festival will feature some 100 breweries from around the world and some of the most sought-after beers. CONTRIBUTED BY SHELTON BROTHERS IMPORTERS

EVENT PREVIEW

The Festival

5-9 p.m. Aug. 18; 3-7 p.m. Aug. 19. Single session, $75; weekend pass, $135, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the local nonprofit Friends of Refugees. Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, 200 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. tickets.beerfests.com/event/TheFestivalSheltonBrothers.

Among the tasting events leading up to The Festival:

10 p.m. Aug. 16 at Staplehouse — ATHxATLxAUSxAVL with barbecue from B’s Cracklin’ and beer from Jester King, Burial, and Creature Comforts.
541 Edgewood Ave. SE., Atlanta. 404-524-5005, staplehouse.com.

11 a.m. Aug. 17 at Brick Store Pub — Brick Store Welcomes the World with Shelton Brothers beers and brewers.
125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990, brickstorepub.com.

All day Aug. 17 at the Porter Beer Bar — Farmhouse Takeover, with 50 saison and farmhouse ales on tap.
1156 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-223-0393, theporterbeerbar.com.

3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Kimball House — Oyster Party, with saisons from Burial, Oxbow, Sante Adairius, Fonta Flora and Creature Comforts.
303 E. Howard Ave., Decatur. 404-378-3502, kimball-house.com.

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Max Lager’s Pichard’s Excommunication

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication. Credit: Max Lager’s.

On Saturday afternoon, Max Lager’s in downtown Atlanta, the oldest brewpub in Georgia, hosts its second annual Old 320 Beer Fest.

Billed as “celebrating the independent and innovative culture of craft brewing,” the event features more than 30 craft breweries from Georgia and around the country. Bites from Max Lager’s, live music, and raffle tickets to win a journey to Germany with Brewtopia Beer Trips, round out the festivities.

Among the beers on tap, I’m looking forward to Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication, a Flanders-style red ale which recently won a ...

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Burgers are 71-cents at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta today only

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Burgers are 71-cents at Hard Rock Café today only./Photo credit: Phase 3: Marketing and Communications.

Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta is ready to party like it’s 1971!

To celebrate the opening of the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe in London on June 14, 1971, Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta is swapping badges for burgers and offering civil servants any Legendary Burger for 71-cents from 11 a.m. to midnight today only.

The restaurant is also hosting a burger eating contest for local firemen, police and ambassadors from 2-4 p.m. in the Velvet Underground. The contest includes teams of Atlanta civil servants competing to win a ...

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My Fair Sweets is home to these crazy, ultra-decadent milkshakes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment of shakes at My Fair Sweets.Photograph Courtesy of Kandace Marie. My Fair Sweets owner Kandace Marie got the idea to open her shop on Mitchell Street during a visit to Six Flags. A fan of funnel cakes, Marie thought the treat should be available somewhere other than amusement parks and state fairs (hence the shop’s name). After she was laid off from her construction job, she taught herself how to bake via YouTube tutorials and opened the store in February. At first, she sold cupcakes in a jar, push-up cakes, and funnel cakes topped with pieces of fried ...

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My Fair Sweets is home to these crazy, ultra-decadent milkshakes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment of shakes at My Fair Sweets.Photograph Courtesy of Kandace Marie. My Fair Sweets owner Kandace Marie got the idea to open her shop on Mitchell Street during a visit to Six Flags. A fan of funnel cakes, Marie thought the treat should be available somewhere other than amusement parks and state fairs (hence the shop’s name). After she was laid off from her construction job, she taught herself how to bake via YouTube tutorials and opened the store. At first, she sold cupcakes in a jar, push-up cakes, and funnel cakes topped with pieces of fried chicken. But ...

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My Fair Sweets is home to these crazy, ultra-decadent milkshakes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment of shakes at My Fair Sweets.Photograph Courtesy of Kandace Marie. My Fair Sweets owner Kandace Marie got the idea to open her shop on Mitchell Street during a visit to Six Flags. A fan of funnel cakes, Marie thought the treat should be available somewhere other than amusement parks and state fairs (hence the shop’s name). After she was laid off from her construction job, she taught herself how to bake via YouTube tutorials and opened the store. At first, she sold cupcakes in a jar, push-up cakes, and funnel cakes topped with pieces of fried chicken. But ...

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My Fair Sweets is home to these crazy, ultra-decadent milkshakes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment of shakes at My Fair Sweets.Photograph Courtesy of Kandace Marie. My Fair Sweets owner Kandace Marie got the idea to open her shop on Mitchell Street during a visit to Six Flags. A fan of funnel cakes, Marie thought the treat should be available somewhere other than amusement parks and state fairs (hence the shop’s name). After she was laid off from her construction job, she taught herself how to bake via YouTube tutorials and opened the store. At first, she sold cupcakes in a jar, push-up cakes, and funnel cakes topped with pieces of fried chicken. But ...

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5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

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5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

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5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

Read full article >>

5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

Read full article >>

5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

Read full article >>

5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

Read full article >>

5 dishes to try at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Last night, members of the media—and fans decked out in Atlanta Falcons and United gear—arrived at the Gathering Spot on the Westside to get a sneak peek (and taste) of Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s future concession fare. Just after Thanksgiving the stadium, set to open next year, released a list of (mostly local) restaurants that will have concession stands at the venue, and many passed out samples. Here are five of the highlights, plus the complete sample menus from the event. 1. The Iberian Pig Iberian Pig’s Haute DogPhotograph by Myrydd Wells The Decatur restaurant’s Haute Dog is not your average stadium frank. The $11 dog is wrapped ...

Read full article >>

Where to find trendy poke bowls in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The salmon bowl at Sushi BurriPhotograph by Ted Golden. Over the summer, I went to a music festival on Randall Island off of Manhattan where all of the food was curated by Eater. (Yes, it was as hipster as it sounds.) There were all sorts of stands, tacos, famed Roberta’s pizza out of Brooklyn, Pasquale Jones, PDT slinging craft cocktails, and even a poke stand. Wait, raw fish salad at a music festival? The Hawaiian dish is having a moment, popping up in restaurants all across the country, and Atlanta, too, is on board with the trend. Poke (PO-kay) has ...

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Where to find trendy poke bowls in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The salmon bowl at Sushi BurriPhotograph by Ted Golden. Over the summer, I went to a music festival on Randall Island off of Manhattan where all of the food was curated by Eater. (Yes, it was as hipster as it sounds.) There were all sorts of stands, tacos, famed Roberta’s pizza out of Brooklyn, Pasquale Jones, PDT slinging craft cocktails, and even a poke stand. Wait, raw fish salad at a music festival? The Hawaiian dish is having a moment, popping up in restaurants all across the country, and Atlanta, too, is on board with the trend. Poke (PO-kay) has ...

Read full article >>

Where to find trendy poke bowls in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The salmon bowl at Sushi BurriPhotograph by Ted Golden. Over the summer, I went to a music festival on Randall Island off of Manhattan where all of the food was curated by Eater. (Yes, it was as hipster as it sounds.) There were all sorts of stands, tacos, famed Roberta’s pizza out of Brooklyn, Pasquale Jones, PDT slinging craft cocktails, and even a poke stand. Wait, raw fish salad at a music festival? The Hawaiian dish is having a moment, popping up in restaurants all across the country, and Atlanta, too, is on board with the trend. Poke (PO-kay) has ...

Read full article >>

Where to find trendy poke bowls in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The salmon bowl at Sushi BurriPhotograph by Ted Golden. Over the summer, I went to a music festival on Randall Island off of Manhattan where all of the food was curated by Eater. (Yes, it was as hipster as it sounds.) There were all sorts of stands, tacos, famed Roberta’s pizza out of Brooklyn, Pasquale Jones, PDT slinging craft cocktails, and even a poke stand. Wait, raw fish salad at a music festival? The Hawaiian dish is having a moment, popping up in restaurants all across the country, and Atlanta, too, is on board with the trend. Poke (PO-kay) has ...

Read full article >>