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10 ‘evergreen’ cocktails from Atlanta bars to spruce up winter drinking

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Queen of the Alps cocktail — cognac, lime, yellow chartreuse, Zirbenz — from C. Ellet’s. / Photo by Henri Hollis

The holiday season seems to transform our daily lives into brief winter wonderlands that abruptly get packed away. Now that decorated trees are down, bartenders are “sprucing” up libations with spirits, tinctures and herbs for sips that add depth and breadth to cold winter. These are our picks for cocktails that have the earthy punch of the woods.

New Tokyo

Miles Macquarrie’s riff on a Penicillin shakes together blended and peaty Scotch along with ginger, yuzu and lime juice. Pine ...

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Popular Buckhead steakhouse offers $1 oysters and half price appetizers weekdays

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The Cut Bar offers half-priced appetizers and $1 chef’s choice oysters weekdays. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

There’s no need to cut it out.

The Cut Bar, the bar and lounge of  American Cut steakhouse, offers half-priced appetizers from the all-day menu as well as $1 chef’s choice oysters from 4–7 p.m. weekdays. Appetizer options include Wagyu sliders, honey sriracha wings, cauliflower wings and more. Regular prices are $6 – $16.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 770-415-9766, americancutsteakhouse.com.

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Elegant Italian is a steal at this Virginia-Highland trattoria

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Squid ink spaghetti with calamari, Calabrian chiles and Thai basil pesto at La Tavola Trattoria. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

DISH OF THE WEEK: Squid Ink Spaghetti at La Tavola Trattoria

By Henri Hollis

Ordering pasta in a restaurant should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism. Why pay retail prices for something you can boil at home? On the other hand, pasta becomes a must-have and a measuring stick at restaurants that make it in-house – though you’re likely to pay a premium for all that extra effort.

La Tavola Trattoria in Virginia-Highland is the rare Italian restaurant that ...

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Popular East Atlanta coffee shop to open second location across from GSU Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A variety of coffee drinks are on the menu at Hodgepodge. / Photo from thhe Hodgepodge Facebook page

Get ready to get caffeinated, Summerhill.

East Atlanta coffee shop Hodgepodge is set to open a second location across from the GSU Stadium — formerly Turner Field — at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in mid-2019. The spot will be housed on the ground level of a new construction office building.

Owner Krystle Rodriguez said the neighborhood was a natural fit — both she and her husband graduated from GSU and have lived in nearby Chosewood Park ...

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Beer Pick: Second Self Triforce IPA

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Beer Pick: Second Self Triforce IPA

Inspired by the video game series, Second Self Beer Co. is releasing its new Triforce “slightly hazy” IPA on Saturday with a really geeky party at the brewery’s taproom in West Midtown

The fun and video games include a costume contest and Triforce tacos from Real Mexican Vittles. There’s also a Hyrule-inspired quest around Atlanta for fans of Second Self. Participants can search the city for missing items at participating bars, restaurants and stores to win free merchandise. The map and compass required to make the trek can be picked up at the brewery during the parrty.

In honor of all those shenanigans, ...

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Farm Burger to open its fifth Atlanta location next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dishes from Farm Burger / Photo courtesy of Blue Hominy

Atlanta-based burger restaurant Farm Burger is coming to Grant Park.

The eatery’s fifth local location is set to open next month at The George multi-use residential building at 275 Memorial Drive. The fast-casual spot also has locations in Decatur, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with restaurant outside the state in North Carolina, California, Alabama and Tennessee.

Founded by organic farmer and rancher Jason Mann and restaurateur George Frangos, the restaurants focus on “ethical eating,” using grass-fed and locally sourced beef. Other menu items include chicken, pork and veggie burgers, salads, ...

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q to launch breakfast service in February

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q founders Jonathan and Justin Fox will launch breakfast at their Armour Yards outpost in Feb. / Photo: Sweetwater Brewing Co.

By Becca Godwin

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q’s “Que’ Osk,” the standalone barbecue kiosk that opened in October 2016, will launch breakfast at its Armour Yards outpost beginning Feb. 19.

Fox Bros. will hold preview breakfast pop-ups at the Freedom Farmer’s Market at the Carter Center on Jan. 13, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, with co-owners Jonathan and Justin Fox dishing up fare for those with a morning hanker for Tex-Mex.

Located at 120 Ottley Drive, near the Fox Bros. ...

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New Buckhead gelato shop offers freebies this Saturday

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Amorino, a European gelato shop known for its rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet, will offer free gelato for a couple hours this Saturday.

On Jan. 13, patrons will receive a free regular size cup or cone from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Amorino location in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, which opened late last month. No purchase is necessary.

The Italian chain opened a location in Lenox Square Mall in 2016 and also has locations throughout the globe, in France, England and Germany and in U.S. cities  Chicago, Boston, New York and Atlanta.

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Cowtippers in Ansley Park is closing

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Popular Ansley Park restaurant Cowtippers will close at month’s end. Pictured is bartender Zac Sigler making a La Bamba Margarita at Cowtippers in 2007.  (ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC STAFF)

Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits, a popular restaurant in Ansley Park owned by Metrotainment Cafes, is slated to close at the end of the month.

Metrotainment Cafes still owns the property at 1600 Piedmont Road that Cowtippers calls home, and is “weighing several options including selling the restaurant and property,” CEO Jeff Landau said in a statement. In the meantime, the space will be used for private events handled by Metrotainment’s catering ...

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Whole Foods Market taps chef Hugh Acheson for winter dish at Roast restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl by Georgia chef Hugh Acheson will debut at Whole Foods Market’s The Roast restaurant Jan. 16. / Photo credit: Whole Foods Market

By Becca Godwin

The Roast’s winter menu will feature a signature dish from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson.

The fast-casual eatery adjoining Whole Foods Market in Midtown focuses on the Brazilian style of grilled meat known as churrasco. It always features a bowl created by an influential chef on its seasonal menus. The latest features Acheson’s creation, Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl, which debuts Monday. The dish, priced at $13, includes parsley farro with roasted ...

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Warm up with bangers and mash at this West Midtown restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Traditional Bangers and Mash at Ormsby’s in West Midtown. / CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

DISH OF THE WEEK: Bangers and Mash at Ormsby’s

One of the tragedies of winter in Atlanta is that we are so often deprived of the real thing. Thanks to the gorgeous snowfall in early December, made all the more beautiful by the fact that we didn’t become a national laughingstock that time around, our city got a taste of legitimate winter. A couple of weeks later, Atlanta’s typical version of the season kicked in: a constant temperature of 50 degrees paired with non-stop rain.

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Stir-fry spot closes after less than a year in West Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

One Rooster Lo Mein bowl with calamari, veggies, ginger teriyaki sauce, and seared salmon. Photo credit – Mia Yakel.

One Rooster Mongolian Bar has closed in West Midtown after less than a year.

The create-your-own stir fry restaurant from Atlanta restaurateur Mike Blum  opened in February 2017 at 1016 Howell Mill Road NW. The space is also the former home of Blum’s previous — and similar — concept, The Real Chow Baby. The closure was first reported by Tomorrow’s News Today.

Blum said he jumped at the idea of returning to the location he’d run a business in a decade ...

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James Beard Foundation benefit dinner, bourbon dinner and more in metro Atlanta

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Celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday with a six-course dinner at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours. Photo credit: Shelby Light.

Six-course dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs. Four-course book signing. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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.

Monday, Jan. 15: Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere, chef Deborah VanTrece and chef Jennifer Hill Booker will host a six-course collaborative dinner and cocktail pairing at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours beginning ...

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Celebrate the Crimson Tide’s win with free tacos at this Midtown hotspot

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Get a free taco at Babalu in Midtown today. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Winner’s circle.

No matter what state you hail from, celebrate the day after the big game and the Alabama Crimson Tides’ National Championship win with a Gulf shrimp taco with any purchase from Babalu Tapas & Tacos. This offer is valid Tuesday, Jan. 9 only.
33 Peachtree Place N.E., Atlanta. 404-900-9595, atlanta.eatbabalu.com.

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5 metro Atlanta restaurants to watch the National Championship game, get food deals

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée today. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.

Game time.

You know what it is: The University of Georgia’s Bulldogs (or just Georgia Dawgs if you’re a fan) will play the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide during the National Championship at 8 p.m. Jan. 8. To celebrate, several metro Atlanta restaurants will offer dining deals today. Check out the promotions below and remember, go Dawgs!

LongHorn Steakhouse: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée. To receive the offer, mention the promotion to your ...

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Buy This: 3 easy ways to enjoy more turmeric

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Turmeric is definitely trending for 2018. Not long ago, turmeric was just one in the arsenal of spices you needed to cook delicious Indian food. But now the curcumin it contains is being studied for its health benefits and people are consuming it in all kinds of new ways.

Turmeric in Your Bone Broth

Bone broths have been around as long as people have been making meat stocks, but lately they’re gaining in popularity primarily because people are recognizing that they work as a beverage that’s high in protein and low in carbs. McCormick’s Kitchen Basics line of bone broths ...

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Dress like Elvis, get free food at this Tex-Mex restaurant today

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Head to Chuy’s for a free entrée today. Photo credit: M-Squared PR.

If you’re hungry, love Tex-Mex and Elvis, you’re in luck.

Chuy’s is hosting their annual Elvis birthday bash and visitors dressed as Elvis (or Priscilla Presley) can get a free entrée. Customers can also receive $1 off an order of Elvis green chile fried chicken. These offers are available Monday, Jan. 8 only to commemorate the singer’s 83rd birthday.
Atlanta – 2955 Cobb Parkway S.E., Atlanta. 770-956-2345, chuys.com.
Alpharetta – 2560 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-722-3580.
Perimeter – 118 Perimeter Center W., Atlanta. 770-351-7777.
Kennesaw – 585 Ernest ...

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Bankhead Seafood closes suddenly after 50 years in business

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A Bankhead Seafood employee takes orders from customers at Bankhead Seafood — also known as Bankhead Fish and Soul — in 2006. / AJC file photo

A northwest Atlanta seafood spot has closed its doors after a half century.

Bankhead Seafood has closed at 1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW.

Owner Helen Brown Harden told 11Alive that she closed the restaurant because of declining health and lack of manpower, and without warning because she still thought she’d change her mind.

My biggest ambition is to get this place pretty and fixed up, because this place is my life,” Harden ...

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Beer Pick: SweetWater Second Helping IPA

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For the fifth year in a row, SweetWater Brewing has partnered with The Giving Kitchen to serve up the limited-edition Second Helping IPA, with all profits from SweetWater and United Distributors donated to the Atlanta non-profit that helps out restaurant workers in need.

And because I love the beer, and I love the cause, it’s this week’s Beer Pick. But there are a few more things you should know about.

First, in addition to being available on draft, again, it will available in new, 16-ounce cans this year.

Second, SweetWater debuts Second Helping with a celebration at the brewery tonight ...

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The Painted Duck, offering food, drinks and duckpin bowling, now open on the Westside

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Whiskey-glazed turkey legs are on the menu at The Painted Duck / Photo from the Painted Duck Facebook page

The owners of The Painted Pin are hoping to bowl a strike with the new concept The Painted Duck.

A “drinkery, duckpin bowling and gaming parlour,” according to a press release, The Painted Duck opened last week in the Stockyards Atlanta development at 976 Brady Ave.

The spot offers 16 full service duckpin bowling lanes (a variation of 10-pin bowling with smaller balls and pins), 2 Belgian feather bowling lanes (played with wooden balls which are rolled down an alley toward ...

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Happy hour drinks and tapas are $4 and $5 weekdays at this Buckhead restaurant

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Happy hour drinks and tapas are $4 and $5 weekdays at Gypsy Kitchen. Photo credit: Gypsy Kitchen.

Unwind from the workday with happy hour wine and tapas specials from 4:30-6 p.m. weekdays at Gypsy Kitchen. A rotating selection of premium wine vintages, unique varietals and a sparkling option are available for $5 a glass; a sampling of small plates, which includes chicken croquetas and marinated olives, are $4. Specials are available at the bar, in the patio and lounge area.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-939-9840, gk-atl.com.

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Fast-casual Indian restaurant in at Atlantic Station after Tin Drum closure

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The NaanWich at NaanStop / Photo courtesy of The Wilbert Group

Atlantic Station saw a lot of changes in its restaurant lineup in 2017, and the mixed-use development is starting the year with the announcement of another.

Indian concept NaanStop is set to open this spring in a 2,200 square-foot space vacated at the end of the year by chain Tin Drum Asian Kitchen.

Founded by brothers Neal and Samir Idnani, who learned to cook with their mother, NaanStop allows customers to choose a protein on a salad, rice bowl or naanwich, with dishes including Chicken Tikka Masala and Samosas.

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3 metro Atlanta places to get $5 burgers today

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Get $5 burgers today at all three Dantanna’s locations. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Consider this week an opportunity to adhere to your new year’s food and drink budget. Enjoy $5 burgers from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and half price local beers all day on Tuesdays at all Dantanna’s locations. The restaurant offers several burgers including a classic beef Angus, double-stack patty bacon cheese burger and more.
Downtown – 1 CNN Center, Atlanta. 404-522-8873, dantannas.com.
Buckhead – Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Road, N.E., Atlanta. 404-760-8873.
Sandy Springs – 6649 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-705-8873.

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

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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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New Year’s Eve parties, New Year’s Day celebration and more this week in Atlanta

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Nakato Japanese Restaurant will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a three-course menu on Jan. 1. Photo credit: The Rosen Group Atlanta.

Boxing Day brunch. New Year’s Eve parties. 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, happy new year, good people.

Tuesday, Dec. 26: Celebrate Boxing Day at One Eared Stag with brunch prepared by Chef Robert Phalen from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
1029 Edgewood Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-525-4479, oneearedstagatl.com.

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