Tag Archives: Midtown

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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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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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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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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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First Look: The Canteen brings ‘micro food hall’ to Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Salatim bowl from Yalla at the Canteen, with chef’s daily selection of seasonal vegetables. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Presented as a “micro food hall,” the Canteen in Midtown is the latest project from chef Todd Ginsberg and the team behind the General Muir at Emory Point, and Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla at Krog Street Market.

Situated in the former Spence space on Fifth Street at Tech Square, the tidy layout features three food stalls, including the latest versions of Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla, and the new TGM Bagel.

Plus, there’s the new Square Bar, which looks ...

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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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Has Power Lunch Returned to Midtown’s Storied Grill Room?

Source: Grub Street NY

“We’re in Henry’s booth, in case you didn’t know,” the longtime regular whispers, as we sit down to lunch in the famous dining room on the ground floor of the Seagram Building, with its cathedral ceilings, its polished wood walls, and waves of metal curtains shimmering on the tall windows. …

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New taqueria opening in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tacos and guacamole are coming to Midtown./Photo courtesy of Cactus House’s Facebook page.

Cactus House, a Mexican taqueria, is opening soon in Midtown. The restaurant will be located at 1020 Piedmont in the Azure on the Park apartment high-rise.

The restaurant will quietly open doors July 17.  A grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 20.

During Cactus House’s opening week, it is offering free tacos and margaritas. To take advantage of the promotion, snap a photo of the rainbow pride bench in front of the restaurant (you do not have to be in the photo), then post it ...

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Fourth of July hog roast party, National Fried Chicken Day deals and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hit patio for food and fun during Smokebelly BBQ’s pig roast. Photo courtesy Melissa Libby & Associates.

Free fried chicken cones. Eat your heart out at a pig roast. 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. Have a great Independence Day and for more July 4th food events, click here.

Tuesday, July 4: Eat your heart out during a free hog roast at Smokebelly BBQ beginning at 4 p.m. until the food is ...

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First Look: The Roast debuts fast-casual dining at Whole Foods

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chimichurri Beef bowl, Crispy Cauliflower bowl, and Peachy Duck Buck Mule cocktail at The Roast./ Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

While the news nationally is the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods, here in Atlanta it’s the opening of The Roast, a new fast-casual restaurant located adjacent to the recently remodeled Whole Foods Market on Ponce De Leon Avenue, near Ponce City Market.

Positioned as a first-of-its-kind dining concept for Whole Foods, the Brazilian-style churrasco offers a variety of build your own bowls, with fire-roasted proteins and vegetables, greens, grains and signature sauces, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

There are ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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4 places to celebrate July 4th in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to the The Roof at Ponce City Market for barbecue, libations, panoramic fireworks view and more./Photo credit: Amy Sinclair.

Enjoy pre- and actual Independence Day fetes with food and festivities in metro Atlanta. From an all-you-can eat barbecue to rooftop views, the following four places have you covered with fun.

Monday, July 3: Join BeetleCat for a pre-Independence Day taco luau celebration featuring a pig roast and specials from chef Andrew Isabella, beer and punch specials plus a live DJ on the patio from 1-4 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $25 and include pork with beachside-inspired taco fixins’ such ...

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Free meals at Atlanta food trucks on Friday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta-based food truck A Haute Cookie will participate in National Eat At a Food Truck Day on Friday, June 23./ Photo Credit: Roaming Hunger.

By Martha Michael

To celebrate National Eat At a Food Truck Day on Friday, June 23, some Atlanta food trucks will be offering a free meal to customers who bring a “food truck friend.”

To qualify for a free meal (of equal or lesser value to what you buy), bring a friend to one of the participating food trucks and say “food truck friend” when you order.

Seven Atlanta food trucks are participating: A Haute Cookie, ...

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JCT Bar anniversary party, 5Church one-year celebration and more in Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Celebrate the first anniversary of 5Church Atlanta with a prix-fixe dinner, champagne toast and more. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Anniversary parties. Ice cream social hosted by Peachtree Road Farmers Market. There are several fun, food events happening in Atlanta, so add one or all five of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Thursday, June 22: Celebrate the first anniversary of Midtown hotspot 5Church Atlanta with a four-course prix fixe menu plus complimentary house beer, Gallo Family Vineyards wine, Ketel One and Patron. Seated dinner reservations will be ...

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Take a tour of The Canteen, a new micro food hall in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Interior of the new micro food hall, The Canteen./Photo by Rachel Taylor.

The new micro food hall, The Canteen, opened on Monday.

Located at 75 Fifth Street NW at Tech Square in Midtown,  The Canteen is the latest venture from business partners Todd Ginsberg, Shelley Sweet, and Jennifer and Ben Johnson – the team behind The General Muir and other Atlanta restaurant concepts.

We took a tour of the new food hall that houses Fred’s Meat & Bread and Yalla, both of which also have locations in Krog Street Market, as well as General Muir bakery spinoff TGM Bagel and ...

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Poké Perfect to open Westside location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Amsterdam bowl is created with salmon, avocado, cucumber, mango, spring onion and topped with masago caviar, sesame seeds and Poké Ponzu sauce./Photo courtesy of Poké Perfect.

For those who have not gotten on the poké train yet, you have plenty of chances and places to try the dish in Atlanta.

Poké Perfect joins a growing number of restaurants, including Poké Bar in Sandy Springs and BoruBoru Sushi at Emory Point, to offer this raw fish dish.

The Amsterdam-based restaurant, Poké Perfect, is opening its second Atlanta location at 1100 Howell Mill Road in the Westside Provisions District.

The menu includes create-your-own poké ...

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New restaurant dining deals, sushi-making class at Second Self and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to Watershed on Peachtree for an evening filled with tea sandwiches and boozy punch. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

Half-off appetizers for new restaurant opening. Five-course beer dinner in Alpharetta. 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, June 13: To celebrate its first week in business, Mediterranea, Atlanta’s first gluten-free full-service restaurant and bakery in Grant Park, is offering half-off appetizers from 5:30-9:15 p.m. Appetizers include baby peppers stuffed with eggplant ...

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The new dishes you’ll find at the Canteen

Source: Atlanta Magazine

You can still get Fred’s garlic fries with ranch at the CanteenPhotograph by Danielle Oron The Canteen—the latest project from the General Muir chef Todd Ginsberg, Shelley Sweet, and Jennifer and Ben Johnson (the duo behind Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, the General Muir, and West Egg Café)—is open as of seven o’clock this morning. As we’ve mentioned previously, the micro food hall in Midtown features mini outposts of Fred’s and Yalla as well as a spinoff of the General Muir called TGM Bagel. Many of your favorites can be found at this new location, but there are also some ...

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A roundup of this week’s food news

Standing in line at Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah is as much a part of the tradition as eating the nearly century-old company’s frozen treats. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Food and dining news of the week

Babalu Tapas and Tacos will open its first Atlanta location at 33 Peachtree Place later this summer. The executive team for the restaurant was announced this week, and Jeffery McGar has been named as executive chef. McGar has been cooking in Atlanta kitchens since 1997, spending time at Cellar 56 and City Winery, among other venues.

Beginning on June 12, City Winery will open for lunch. Guests can grab midday bites and even a glass of wine from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coalition Food and Beverage has its chef de cuisine in place. Ryan Jensen, previously sous chef at sister restaurants Table & Main and Osteria Mattone, will work alongside executive chef Woolery Back at Coalition Food and Beverage. The restaurant is slated to open in Alpharetta this fall.

 

Celebrate this cookie company’s first birthday on June 10 with a sweet treat

Local Korean restaurant to supply in flight meals for Delta

Four-time Olympian headed to Atlanta to discuss diet for runners

Winner of Atlanta’s favorite doughnut shop

Numerous Atlanta chefs join better burger quest

A roundup of this week’s food news

The Curry Laksa at new Asian restaurant CO features shrimp, shredded chicken, bun rice noodles, cucumber, basil and baby bok choy in a spicy coconut broth./Photo credit: CO Restaurant

Restaurant Openings and Closings

New Italian concept coming to West Midtown

Sandy Springs steakhouse closes after 2 years in business

New restaurant CO brings noodles, sushi to Poncey-Highland

East Atlanta gets spicier with new Jamaican restaurant

New pizzeria opens today in Kennesaw

New Cuban restaurant to open in East Cobb

Alpharetta sports bar to relocate

New restaurant opens at new Doubletree in Dunwoody

New Italian restaurant coming to Atlantic Station

Popular ramen hotspot in Old Fourth Ward closes for the summer

A roundup of this week’s food news

Congress Street Up, the speakeasy inside the newly opened American Prohibition Museum in Savannah, serves classic cocktails like the Aviation, Sidecar and Mary Pickford. The bar is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Food Destination: Savannah

A food lover’s short list for fueling up in Savannah

When your vacation is no respite from your food routine

When’s the last time you dined in Savannah?

American Prohibition Museum opens in Savannah

New Georgia cat cafe lets you sip wine while cuddling adoptable kitties

A roundup of this week’s food news

Watermelon slushy made with lavender honey. Styled by Dianna Tribble. Photo by Dianna Tribble

Where and what to eat, what to cook, what to buy

Have you tried this jerk chicken?

Healthy Cooking: Use scallops to make friends with your cast-iron skillet

26 reasons to eat in Dunwoody this Saturday

Stock Up: This Father’s Day treat Dad to breakfast in bed

Ice cream recipes easy to lick

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these OTP ice cream spots

The best barbecue cookbooks of the summer

Summer cookbooks praise vegetables 

First Look: French meets Southern at Petit Chou in Cabbagetown

Snapchat Taste Test: Healthy snacks

Create this summer slushy with lavender honey and watermelon

A roundup of this week’s food news

9 Mile Station’s Trolley Car Spritz cocktails./ Photo credit: Adrienne Harris.

Atlanta Bar Scene

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall has introduced adult slushies, available at its camper on the grove throughout the summer. Right now you can grab the alcoholic slushies in a few different flavors including blood orange Moscow mule and sangria. More flavors are on the way.

Frozen pops and alcohol combine for a cooling cocktail now available at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. The booze-infused ice pops can be paired with either prosecco or rosé wine. The pops come in a variety of flavors, including Limoncello, Blueberry with prosecco and Peach and Raspberry with Rosé.

Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Red Brick Whale Shark Wheat

9 Mile Station’s refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer brunch

Restaurant reviews

Review: Sasser brings her wit to Hampton + Hudson 

Review: Good times with a global touch at Bon Ton

Review: Beers and Japanese bites at Hopstix Brewery

Review: At Double Zero, shared plates can delight; pasta and pizza miss the mark

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A roundup of this week’s food news

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If you can take a lunch break, you should. Here’s where to go in Atlanta.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

This morning, my colleague popped into my office doorway. “Hey, you still free for lunch today?” I’d thrown the suggestion out a few days ago—we were long overdue for a conversation that had nothing to do with magazine deadlines. But at her question, about 30 alarms went off in my head. No, absolutely not. Not with that massive story that has to launch on the website today and the research I need to do for that interview tomorrow and, oh yeah, the article about going out to lunch I promised the dining editor I would write two days ago. “Or, ...

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New Italian concept coming to West Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

pork salsiccia with jalapeño, cheese, spring onions, fingerling potatoes, spring onion ash and mustard aioli./ Photo credit: Donetto’s Facebook page

More pasta options are coming to Midtown. 

Italian restaurant Donetto will open this summer in Midtown’s Stockyards development at 976 Brady Avenue. 

With a focus on Tuscan cuisine, the menu will include a rotating list of house-made pasta along with shared plates and meat options. The beverage selection will include an extensive list of Italian wines, sodas and the classic Italian cocktail Negroni on tap.

The new restaurant comes from the Indigo Road Restaurant Group, which is behind O-Ku, ...

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Cold brew coffee is $3 in June at this Midtown spot

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get cold brew coffee for $3 at The Federal every day in June. / Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are giving guests a jolt this summer with $3 shaken cold brew coffees during breakfast and lunch service from June 1-30 at The Federal in Midtown. These iced shaken specialties featuring Batdorf & Bronson’s coffee include Café Sua Da, cold brew with sweetened condensed milk; The Wilson, cold brew with coconut milk, palm sugar and lime; and Café Cielo, cold brew with sorghum cinnamon and vanilla.
1050 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta.  404-343-3857, thefederalatl.com...

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Get $2 tacos and $5 Patron shots at Tin Lizzy’s on Tuesdays

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get $2 tacos and $5 Patron shots at Tin Lizzy’s on Tuesdays./ Photo Credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Holy jalapeño! Head to Tin Lizzy’s on Tuesdays to munch on $2 tacos from the restaurant’s special list and toss back $5 Patrón tequila shorty shots. With these wallet-friendly prices, it’s easy to turn Tuesday into a party with your favorite people.
Various locations, tinlizzyscantina.com.

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SweetWater Brewery takes over 5Church, dine at Marlow’s Tavern for a good cause & other food events of the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to the rooftop patio of 5Church Atlanta for a night of craft beers and local fare during a special tap takeover evening. / Photo Credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Food and music festival in Candler Park. Lots of wine tasting at Murphy’s. 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, June 1: Head to the rooftop patio of 5Church Atlanta for a night of craft beers and local fare. The Midtown hotspot will ...

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