Tag Archives: New Year’s Eve

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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Why Champagne and Fried Chicken Are Perfect Together

Source: Grub Street NY

There is no bad time to drink Champagne, of course. It just so happens that New Year’s Eve is a particularly good time to do it. This is a universal truth that needs no undoing. The only question becomes: What do you want to eat with it? This year, that …

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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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Your Guide to No-Cover Bars for New Year’s Eve Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

It’s terrifyingly easy to shell out a fortune while celebrating New Year’s Eve. Fortunately, some bars around DC sympathize with your wallet. Check out these no-cover spots for some fun and affordable options. American Ice Co.  917 V St., NW; 202-758-3562 Celebrate at this no-frills New Year’s Eve bash with happy hour drinks all night […]

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Where to find free New Year’s Eve parties in the D.C. area

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year. It also can be one of the worst: sky-high ticket prices, long lines at coat checks, endless waits for drinks at an “open” bar, and so on. Even neighborhood spots that regularly feature bands or DJs with no cover charge will demand […]

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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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Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday New Yorkers celebrate with unnecessary cover charges and forced prix fixe menus. It doesn’t have to be this way! There are plenty of excellent spots where it will be more or less business as usual — and you can ring in the new year …

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The Christiane Chronicles: Stop swirling your Champagne, you idiot

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Rant Buzz Killers Swirling a glass of wine with a flick of the wrist can tell you a lot about what you’re drinking. The movement oxygenates the wine, releasing some volatile compounds that interfere with its true aroma. Raising the wine to eye level to look at its “legs” (the tears descending inside the glass) gives you an idea of its viscosity and alcohol strength. But the sight of anyone performing these acts with a glass of bubbly makes me hysterical. So you like to smash bubbles? You want to kill something that is alive?!?!? Champagnes and other sparkling wines ...

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Go beyond Champagne this New Year’s with these sparkling wines

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Flutes don’t give you room to sniff, which is part of the fun. Smelt likes to use white wine glasses.Photograph by Wedig + Laxton As we find ourselves in the middle of another holiday season, schlepping trees into our living rooms and spending an unnatural amount of time with family, chances are we’re going to get pretty thirsty. The celebratory yet stressful nature of the season calls for one quencher: bubbly. The good thing is that there are options; these days, you can find world-class sparkling wines from all across the globe. The bad news: Finding the right bottle can ...

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The Last-Minute Guide to a Stress-Free New Year’s Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

New Year’s Eve is supposed to be fun, but in reality, it’s usually a night filled with social anxiety, scrambling to make decent plans, or resigning yourself to ridiculous cover charges at overpacked bars. But rest assured: You can have a great night, even if you still have no idea …

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14 things to do in the D.C. area on New Year’s weekend

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

You have plenty of options on this final weekend of 2016. Here are the best bets in nightlife, comedy, music and much more around the Washington area. Free for all: New Year’s Eve with no cover Plan ahead: Restaurants coming in 2017 Capital Weather Gang: Cool, overcast and windy Through Saturday: Veteran jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, playing this […]

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How to Make Red-Wine Hot Chocolate for Your New Year’s Eve Party

Source: Grub Street NY

When a throwing a holiday party, there are a few staple cocktails you can rely on: boozy eggnog, hot toddies, Irish cream, punch of any and all varieties, and maybe some mulled wine. You know, the classics your parents snuck sips of during their parents’ holiday parties when they were …

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How to Make Red-Wine Hot Chocolate for Your New Year’s Eve Party

Source: Grub Street NY

When a throwing a holiday party, there are a few staple cocktails you can rely on: boozy eggnog, hot toddies, Irish cream, punch of any and all varieties, and maybe some mulled wine. You know, the classics your parents snuck sips of during their parents’ holiday parties when they were …

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5 places to eat and party for New Year’s Eve in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to this steakhouse for Black Ties and Bubbles, a fete featuring food, an open bar and more. Photo credit: Caren West PR

Eat, drink and be merry while toasting the old and ringing in 2017 at the following five restaurants in metro Atlanta, which are offering a slew of dining  and party options. All events will take place on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31.

Trader Vic’s: In addition to the regular menu, evening specials will include a grilled flat iron steak with sautéed baby bok choy, scallion, coconut rice and a ginger-garlic brown sauce for $36. The ...

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Where to find free New Year’s Eve parties in the D.C. area

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Haven’t made reservations for New Year’s Eve yet? Want to go out with your friends without dropping serious money for an open bar or a black tie-optional ball? That’s not a problem at these bars, which will be open without cover charges or the need to call ahead. Just remember to show up early if […]

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DC Restaurants Serving Regular Menus for New Year’s Eve

Source: Washingtonian Food

Don’t want to pay $100-plus per person for a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu? While a large number of restaurants offer “celebratory” (i.e. expensive) set menus for NYE, it’s business as usual at these great restaurants. Also check out our list of no-cover bars for continuing your relaxed evening.

Bindaas

3309 Connecticut Ave., NW

Kick off 2017 with spice and heat. Chef Vikram Sunderam creates New Year’s Eve specials that one might find at sister restaurant Rasika,  all for an à la carte price. Look for Dover sole chutneywala (marinated Dover sole filet wrapped in a banana leaf and ...

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DC Restaurants Serving Regular Menus for New Year’s Eve

Source: Washingtonian Food

Don’t want to pay $100-plus per person for a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu? While a large number of restaurants offer “celebratory” (i.e. expensive) set menus for NYE, it’s business as usual at these great restaurants. Also check out our list of no-cover bars for continuing your relaxed evening.

Bindaas

3309 Connecticut Ave., NW

Kick off 2017 with spice and heat. Chef Vikram Sunderam creates New Year’s Eve specials that one might find at sister restaurant Rasika,  all for an à la carte price. Look for Dover sole chutneywala (marinated Dover sole filet wrapped in a banana leaf and ...

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DC Restaurants Serving Regular Menus for New Year’s Eve

Source: Washingtonian Food

Don’t want to pay $100-plus per person for a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu? While a large number of restaurants offer “celebratory” (i.e. expensive) set menus for NYE, it’s business as usual at these great restaurants. Also check out our list of no-cover bars for continuing your relaxed evening.

Bindaas

3309 Connecticut Ave., NW

Kick off 2017 with spice and heat. Chef Vikram Sunderam creates New Year’s Eve specials that one might find at sister restaurant Rasika,  all for an à la carte price. Look for Dover sole chutneywala (marinated Dover sole filet wrapped in a banana leaf and ...

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Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Washington for $50 or less

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Where to celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington for $50 or less

Sometimes you don’t want to drop serious money on an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve package but want to do something more special than sitting on your couch or hanging out at the usual neighborhood bar. Try one of these events, which all cost $50 or less per person. The Brixton This “Clockwork Orange”-themed bash includes performers […]

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Great No-Cover Bars for New Year’s Eve Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

On New Year’s Eve, you can spend 100-plus bucks on a crowded open bar, knowing full well you won’t drink your money’s worth (and we pray you don’t try). Or, you can try one of these spots, cover-free. The choice is yours, but DC has plenty of bars and restaurants offering free entry this New Year’s Eve, ranging from low-key dinners with ample elbow room, to DJs and Champagne toasts at midnight. Don’t see your favorite haunt listed? Let us know in the comments section.

American Ice Company

917 V St., NW; 202-758-3562

Head right off the U Street corridor for business ...

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Hot Restaurant Parties for New Year’s Eve Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Plenty of restaurants offer prix-fixe menus for New Year’s Eve, but these places pull out the stops with live music, DJs, all-you-can-eat offers, and open bars.

Bar Pilar

1833 14th St., NW

The dining room offers a tasting menu that comes with a complimentary glass of Champagne. Starting at 11:30 pm, a DJ starts mixing tunes to kick things up a notch before the midnight toast.

Details: Choose from two seatings for the $75 tasting menu at 6 pm or 8:30 pm.

Espita Mezcaleria

1250 9th St., NW

If you’re in the mood to party, ...

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Looking For A Family Friendly New Year’s Eve?

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

‘Tis the season for a thousand New Year’s Eve party announcements. And while obviously, we get a lot of these flooding into Foobooz World HQ, our strategy in the past has been to cherry pick only the best of them–the cheapest, the most lavish, the most potentially debauched, the oddest–and only tell you about those.

To wit: This one, happening at Lo Spiedo on New Year’s Eve (natch), which has the rare quality of being a NYE celebration for the whole family.

So here’s the deal. This ain’t just any old kid’s (and grown-ups) party. The crew at Lo ...

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Looking For A Family Friendly New Year’s Eve?

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

‘Tis the season for a thousand New Year’s Eve party announcements. And while obviously, we get a lot of these flooding into Foobooz World HQ, our strategy in the past has been to cherry pick only the best of them–the cheapest, the most lavish, the most potentially debauched, the oddest–and only tell you about those.

To wit: This one, happening at Lo Spiedo on New Year’s Eve (natch), which has the rare quality of being a NYE celebration for the whole family.

So here’s the deal. This ain’t just any old kid’s (and grown-ups) party. The crew at Lo ...

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Where to Eat in NYC on New Year’s Eve

Source: Grub Street NY

New Year’s Eve is supposed to be all fun and games, but expectations can turn it into an unnecessarily stressful night. Where to go? What to do? Party or no party, there are tons of excellent restaurants where you can have a memorable last meal of a year many are …

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