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Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at this chain eatery

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cocktails will be $2.18 all day New Year’s Eve at Bahama Breeze. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.You don’t have to blow your budget to have a good time on New Year’s Eve.

Bahama Breeze, a casual eatery that serves Caribbean-style food and drinks, will offer its Legendary Island cocktails for $2.18 all day on New Year’s Eve (regular cocktail prices are $6.99 – $7.99). Options will include Painkiller, a mix of Pusser’s dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice plus ground nutmeg; Goombay Smash, a blend of Cruzan coconut, Spiced and Bacardi Black rums mixed with ...

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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.

Bulla Gastrobar: For a ...

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

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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6 places to eat and party on New Year’s Eve in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to STK Atlanta for a fete featuring seasonal specials, drinks, music and more. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Eat, drink and be merry while toasting the old and ringing in 2018. The following six restaurants in metro Atlanta will offer a range of dining and festive options. All events will take place on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31.

St. Cecilia: Celebrate the upcoming year with a four-course menu that will begin with an amuse-bouche turnip and apple soup accompanied by caviar and pumpkin seeds. For the antipasti course, savor tuna crudo, Jonah lump crab or kompachi followed by pear and winter greens ravioli, spaghetti or risotto. Entree options ...

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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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6 foodie stocking stuffers under $30

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Emily & Meritt mugs are perfect any time of year. Photo credit: Pottery Barn.

’Tis the season to great gifts while sticking to you budget.

This Christmas, give the gift of something spicy, best for two, a little educational and more. The price tag may be small — they are all under $30 — but the gifts are big on taste and style.

Hot sauce: For those who like their food spicy, give the gift of three hot sauces — habanero, jalapeño and roja — from Bartaco. $20.
3802 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-871-8226.
969 Marietta St. N.W., ...

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Home for Dinner: Mac Powell of Third Day

Source: Atlanta Magazine

“We wanted to show that love can go beyond the color of your skin,” says musician Mac Powell of the blended family he’s created with his wife, Aimee. The couple, who have three biological offspring—Scout, 18; Cash, 15; and Camie Love, 14—adopted two more children with the help of Bethany Christian Services. Emmanuel, eight, came first, and then in 2010, the need grew for good homes for children affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Along came Birdie Clare, seven. “We were blessed to receive the children that we did,” says Mac. Almost all of the Powells are seated around the ...

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Four Washingtonians Share Their Favorite Holiday Recipes

Source: Washingtonian Food

Macaroni and Cheese From Kwame Onwuachi The life of a chef doesn’t allow for many holidays. Still, Kwame Onwuachi—the white coat behind Kith and Kin and the late Shaw Bijou—manages to make a festive meal happen for both family members and cooks who don’t have relatives in town, even if it’s the day after Christmas. […]

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20 great holiday restaurant gift card deals in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

For each $100 gift card purchased, guests will receive an extra $20 at One Sushi + as well as other restaurants this holiday season. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

Did you make your list and check it twice?

For last minute gifts, consider gift cards from the following 20 metro Atlanta restaurants. With slew of bonus dollar deals, each will be a gift of something good to eat. And, if you’re wanting a treat for you, there’s that too; some bonus offers feature a second gift card so you can give and get a gift. All offers are available online ...

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Bingo, Santa and games at Krog Street Market, beer and pie party and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Since food and fitness go well together, Life Time Fitness will host a special breakfast with Santa featuring healthy options. Photo credit: M Squared PR.

Bingo, Santa, games and more at Krog Street Market. Four-course beer dinner. 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Marlow’s Tavern in Alpharetta and small-scale brewery, Abbey of the Holy Goats, will host a four-course beer dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. today. The menu ...

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Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Atlanta 2017

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Time to get festive with family and friends! If you don’t want to cook for Christmas or are just looking for a fun pre-holiday meal out, here’s where you can dine in Atlanta. Christmas Eve Eve (December 23) The General Muir For the second year in a row, the General Muir will serve a Chinese-inspired menu on December 22 and 23. For $35, diners can enjoy a potato scallion pancake, beef and broccoli, General Tso’s chicken, Carolina Gold rice, and almond cookies, as well as hot tea. Reservations required. 1540 Avenue Place, 678-927-9131 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day C&S Seafood ...

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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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5 Christmas gifts for junior chefs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sprinkle magic into holiday baking and more with a three-piece sugar set. Photo credit: Beautiful Briny Sea.

As a kid, cooking was fun. There was no better feeling than being able to assist my mother, grandmother or great-grandmother in the kitchen. It’s the reason I love to bake today—and why any and everything that needs to be cooked in the oven falls under my responsibility.

Why is this important to you? Because. If your kids love helping you in the kitchen, they may be junior chefs in the making. And, passionate little chefs plus your busy schedule equals time for ...

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Where to eat on Christmas Eve in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Celebrate the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes at il Giallo Osteria & Bar. Photo credit: he Rosen Group Atlanta.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Eve dinner with family and friends at the following four restaurants. Menus items will be available on Sunday, Dec. 24.

Ellet’s Steakhouse: Start a new Christmas Eve tradition where someone else does all the work. Choose from the full dinner menu or seasonal specials like table-side carved roast beef with freshly grated horseradish or croquembouche. Wine and cocktails will be available by the glass.
2605 Circle 75 Pkwy., Atlanta. 678-996-5344, c-ellets.com.

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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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What Our Editors Are Giving (and Hoping to Receive) This Year

Source: Grub Street NY

These are our food team’s favorite gifts for the cook, restaurant lover, or Japanese-candy addict on your shopping list.

What I’m giving: BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts is, in a lot of ways, an ideal baking book — especially for someone like an Oreo lover. Stella …

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What to do before and after Thanksgiving in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mellow out before the mayhem of Thanksgiving at Edgar’s Proof and Provision. Photo credit: Green Olive Media.

Start new traditions with friendsgivings events. Dance the night (and calories) away at in-town parties. 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 this Thanksgiving weekend.

Wednesday, Nov. 22: Mellow out before the mayhem of Thanksgiving obligations during the Wild Turkey Party featuring an eponymous punch and shots at Edgar’s Proof and Provision beginning at 5 p.m. Each ...

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Restaurants in Atlanta still accepting RSVPs for Thanksgiving meals

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Guests will be treated to a three-course meal for Thanksgiving at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Photo credit: Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.

Eat, but don’t cook.

Thanksgiving is less than a week ago. If you haven’t done so already, now—like today—is  a good time to make reservations for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the following metro Atlanta restaurants. On Thursday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day, you’ll just need to round up your family and friends then head out to a bountiful meal—no dishes and maybe a little something leftover to nosh on the following day. Currently, each restaurant listed below still has availability; call ...

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Home for Dinner: Steve Osunsami, ABC News Correspondent

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Also at dinner with Osunsami (right): Joe Remillard (center), Ayn Remillard (left), and Marguerite Madden (bottom left). Not pictured: neighbors John West and Michael Lappin and friends Robin and Doctor Le’Roy Reese.Photograph by Raymond McCrea Jones Part of the reason that ABC News correspondent Steve Osunsami, 46, goes all out for Thanksgiving is because he can. The son of Nigerian immigrants, he grew up in Peoria, Illinois housing projects eating government cheese. “You know, it came in those big blocks?” His mother would cook on Sundays, but otherwise it was Shake ’N Bake chicken. “We were never able to do ...

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Atlanta’s favorite over-the-top holiday bar, Miracle, is back and even bigger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

GimletPhoto by Melissa Hom Bad SantaPhoto by Melissa Hom Need a little “Ho-Ho-Ho” in your life? Big Citizen’s Eric Simpkins and Darren Carr, the team behind the Lawrence and Bon Ton, are bringing the New York City-based holiday pop-up Miracle to Atlanta for the second year. Held November 24 through December 24, Miracle is a cocktail bar with over-the-top holiday decorations, holiday-themed drinks, and small plates. “There are certain holidays like Halloween and Christmas when there’s not much for adults without children,” Simpkins says. “Miracle was created for adults to enjoy the holidays.” In 2016, the original Atlanta location Miracle ...

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Where to eat on Thanksgiving 2017 in Atlanta (or get your turkey to-go)

Source: Atlanta Magazine

You can order D.B.A.’s turkey to-go before Thanksgiving.Photograph courtesy of D.B.A. Whether you prefer to dine out or host at home, it’s time you let someone else do the heavy lifting. These Atlanta restaurants are serving your favorite traditional (and not-so-traditional) Thanksgiving foods. Dine-in 103 West Big appetite? Choose your appetizer and then nosh on turkey and trimmings served family-style. After the meal, the sides will be replenished and packed up for guests to enjoy at home the next day. There’s a four-guest minimum, and the cost is $84 per adult, $36 for ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 ...

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This Holiday Season, You Don’t Not Need Cake-Flavored White Pepsi

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s still too early to hawk anything holiday-themed, but nobody can blame Pepsi for jumping the gun after inventing this festive Christmas Cola concoction. It’s a soda that tastes like cake and comes in the cheerful white color pictured on the left — almost like if you licked the …

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5 places to purchase Thanksgiving pies in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get pies and more for Thanksgiving at Southern Art. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

You can have you cake pie and eat it too.

Pumpkin pie is always an option, and certainly, this list includes a few, but there are more choices you might want to sink your teeth into. From bourbon pecan pie to apple crumble, these decadent desserts are just what you need to put the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving meal.

Alon’s Bakery and Market: This shop is offering an abundance of pies including salted caramel apple, lemon meringue, chocolate chuck and apple cranberry. Orders ...

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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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