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Here’s a look at the food at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A hand-breaded free-range fried chicken sandwich is one of many specialty foods available at new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Chris Hunt/Special)

Today, officials from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in partnership with the venue’s food service provider Levy Restaurants, unveiled some specialty items that will be available to fans when the stadium opens to the public Aug. 26.

Menu items range from a brat burger ($10) to burnt end nachos ($10) to two tacos with your choice of barbacoa beef or ancho chicken ($7).

Here’s a look at the food at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Ancho chicken tacos with white cheese, jalapenos, shredded lettuce and pico de gallo will be served at Fresh Mex concession stand ...

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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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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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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.
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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

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4 reasons to consider ordering a low-ABV cocktail

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Morning Side Daiquiri at Kimball House. Credit: Beth McKibben

It may seem odd to be talking about low-ABV (alcohol-by-volume) cocktails during the world’s largest booze conference. This year’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans has crowned the martini its king and seminar subjects include everything from umami flavor in drinks to rare vintage spirits to 400 years of drinking on the high seas. But building a better low-ABV cocktail or session cocktail is on the minds of many of the nearly 15,000 bartenders who’ve converged on the Crescent City for the annual industry conference.

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Chef Joe Schafer discusses move from Bacchanalia to Philips Arena

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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

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 the last four years.

“It was more about this opportunity than me wanting to leave Bacchanalia,” Schafer said of the job change. “Lately I’ve been thinking about ...

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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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Bacchanalia has a new exec chef

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jonathan Kallini has been named new executive chef at Bacchanalia. / Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

More change is underway at Bacchanalia. Recently relocated from Westside Provisions District to Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in West Midtown, the fine dining establishment now has a new executive chef. Jonathan Kallini has been promoted to the top position from his previous role there as chef de cuisine.

Kallini replaces Joe Schafer, who has accepted a position as executive chef for the Atlanta Hawks. Tuesday was Schafer’s last day.

Anne Quatrano, who operates Bacchanalia with her husband Clifford Harrison, shared the news Wednesday via Instagram:

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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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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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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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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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We’re scooping up the ceviche at this Midtown restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche at Babalu Tapas and Tacos. / Photo: Babalu Tapas and Tacos.

Dish of the week: Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche from Babalu Tapas and Tacos

Share it with friends or enjoy it yourself. Eat it with a spoon or scoop it up with chips. Anyway you eat it, the Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche at newly opened Babalu Tapas and Tacos in Midtown brings flavor and spice to your mouth.

Popular in the Caribbean and Latin America, ceviche sees raw fish or shrimp cured in lime or lemon juice, seasoned with salt, pepper and cilantro and then combined with avocados, onions ...

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Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Killer Tomato Festival and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Make it a movie night every Thursday in July at NEXTO, which will offer flicks, food and drinks. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Three-course prix fixe meals in Gwinnett. Movie night with food deals. 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, July 13: Colletta at Avalon will host the live band Surrender Hill during a festive evening. For good cheap eats and drinks, check out the happy hour menu which features half-price appetizers, ...

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Sip on a wine created by a former Atlanta housewife, grab brunch in Buckhead & other food news of the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan, has teamed up with Biagio Cru Wines and Spirits to promote Just Peachy, a new peach sparkling wine. Jordan will be signing bottles for fans this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cost Plus store (2530 Cumberland Blvd.) in Smyrna.

Buckhead get ready for a new place for brunch. Eclipse di Luna Buckhead will begin serving brunch this Sunday at 11 a.m. The Spanish tapas-style brunch will take place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu will feature dishes, including huevos benedicto (served with ...

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A Kombucha brewery and tap room is coming to the Beltline

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Some popular flavors of Golda Kombucha include Peach Ginger and Strawberry Mint./Photo courtesy of Golda Kombucha.

Georgia’s first kombucha tea company, Golda Kombucha, is expanding with a new brewery and taproom that will open in late 2017.

Golda Kombucha will open its first brick-and-mortar taproom and brewery along the Westside trail portion of the Beltline. The new 6,000 square foot space will be a part of the Lee + White development, located at 1030 White Street SW, and will join other food and drink tenants Wild Heaven Brewery, Monday Night Brewing and Honeysuckle Gelato.

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get a bottle of wine for $20 at Parish every Sunday./Photo credit: Kaylee Johnson.

Sip and save Sundays.

Parish offers their own blend of five-year aged Paso Robles Cabernet for half price every Sunday night—$20 per bottle instead of the usual $40. With a deal this good, it’s easy to say cheers.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434, parishatl.com.

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

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Where to drink frozen cocktails in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The rosé-based frosé is the frozen cocktail of the summer./Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates/Drift Fish House.

There may be few things better than sipping a cool drink on a shady patio as Atlanta heads into the dog days of summer. Bartenders around the country have been breaking out the blender this season in favor of boozy slushies and frozen drinks. No, not those sugar-laden, store-bought mixers topped off with cheap booze and blended within an inch of their lives. (Re)consider the frozen cocktail at one of these six metro Atlanta bars who’ve given the maligned drink a much-needed update ...

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Old Fourth Ward is getting a new Italian restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Exterior of A Mano./Photo: A Mano Facebook

Italian concept A Mano is coming to the Old Fourth Ward. Located at 587 Ralph McGill Blvd., A Mano will open doors to the public this Friday.

Diners can expect a menu full of traditional Italian cuisine, including pasta made in-house and antipasti made from local ingredients.

A Mano announced its upcoming opening on Facebook:

 

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