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Cozy up by the fire at these OTP spots

Enjoy a meal by the fireplace at Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill in Woodstock. Photo by CatMax Photography.

Wintry weather has us craving an extra-cozy place for our next meal. And it doesn’t get much cozier than nestling up near a roaring fire to enjoy a belly-warming meal and a smooth glass of red wine or hot, spiked cider. There’s just something comforting and nostalgic about fireside dining that we never tire of. If chilly temps have you feeling the same way, let these restaurants in Atlanta’s northern arc fuel your flame.

Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill
Located in downtown Woodstock, Fire Stone offers a cozy dining room for a casual meal. A ceiling-high fireplace warms up the interior space on extra-cold nights, while an inviting patio features a dramatic stacked-stone fireplace (with heat lamps for some extra warmth) for enjoying a drink or meal outdoors on less frigid evenings. The restaurant offers a host of pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven; try the spicy smoked chicken bacon ranch with jalapeno-Sriracha ranch sauce. Stop by on a Wednesday for half-priced wine specials, or bring the whole family on a Monday for Kids Eat Free (one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree or pizza).
120 Chambers St., Woodstock. 770-926-6778, woodstock.firestonerestaurants.com.

Cozy up by the fire at these OTP spots

The Mayfield Room at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails offers fireside dining. Photo courtesy of Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails.


Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Dining by the fire inside a restored 150-year-old farmhouse and 1930s cottage makes for an extra-snuggly meal at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. The historic spaces were restored and preserved with classic elements, including a red-brick fireplace that warms up the restaurant’s wood-paneled Mayfield Room. Enjoy a menu of contemporary Southern dishes made from local ingredients, many of which come from the restaurant’s very own garden, for brunch and dinner.
800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770-817-0161, miltonscuisine.com

Farmhouse 17
If you’re shopping in downtown Norcross, pop in to Farmhouse 17, a wine shop and boutique featuring both New and Old World small-production wines, craft beer and unique gifts. The shop regularly hosts wine tastings, cheese pairings and live music on the patio, warmed by a propane fire pit and heaters. If the weather gets too cold, they move the fun inside. The rustic spot keeps food simple, serving gourmet hot dogs, burgers, cheese plates, charcuterie and other nibbles. Check out its Facebook page for upcoming events.
141 S. Peachtree St., Norcross. 770-409-1717.

Village Tavern
Mix up your lunch routine in Alpharetta and take your time at Village Tavern, where the fireplaces go full force in winter. The restaurant’s relaxed ambience, dim lighting and warm wood tones make for a comfy dining experience beside the fire. The expansive menu makes it a great choice for dining with co-workers. Kick your meal off with baked Brie, the hot crab dip or Thai chicken nachos, then order some flatbreads to share or try the crowd-pleasing fish tacos or a lunch combo (soup/sandwich or salad/sandwich). Portions are on the generous side, so come hungry.
11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta. 770-777-6490, villagetavern.com.

Trackside Grill & Patio Bar
Get rosy-cheeked by the multiple wood-burning stone fireplaces at Trackside Grill & Patio Bar in Kennesaw, which also offers an enclosed patio where the fire is cranking. With a subtle touch of railroad-themed memorabilia and a menu of comforting classics, Trackside is a low-key spot to enjoy a meal by the hearth. Southern-influenced starters like the fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and roasted red pepper sauce and house-made pimento cheese are solid choices. Don’t miss the Comfort Plates (think buttermilk fried chicken and chicken pot pie) for a satisfying food feast.
2840 South Main St., Kennesaw. 770-499-0874, http://www.tracksidegrill.com.

 

Cozy up by the fire at these OTP spots

8 hands-on classes in metro Atlanta to get you cooking for the holidays

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class at Vino Venue in Dunwoody. Photo courtesy of Vino Venue.

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be in need of some new culinary inspiration for the forthcoming parties, gatherings and special meals in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re an expert cook or a novice in the kitchen, these cooking classes scattered across metro-Atlanta’s neighborhoods will give you tips and tricks to impress your guests just in time for the holidays. Read on to see what’s cooking near you…

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Eat at these metro Atlanta restaurants to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Volunteers and first responders work together to rescue residents from rising flood waters in Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

We’re all looking for ways to help in the wake of the devastation caused in Houston by Hurricane Harvey, and in the next couple of weeks you can help out while dining out.

The Grindhouse Killer Burgers at 1842 Piedmont Ave. NE in Atlanta will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey relief in Houston this Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3.

Both locations of ...

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Buy This: Three coconut treats to get you through the rest of summer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

You need to hydrate. You need to recover from crazy fun summer events. You need to up your servings of fruits and vegetables. We’ve got you covered in coconut.

 

With beets!

Yes, beets. In the form of beet juice. Don’t roll your eyes. It’s delicious. We tried Beetology’s new line of certified organic cold pressed juices with beets as the base. We tried all five flavors. They’ve combined the beets with lemon and ginger (refreshing!), beets plus veggies (which reminded us a little of a certain tomato-based vegetable juice), beet plus berry (yum!), beet plus cherry (which you’ll swear ...

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Rum cocktails are $3.21 in Cobb and Gwinnett counties this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rum cocktails are $3.21 at Bahama Breeze this week./Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.

Five drinks, one price.

Bahama Breeze is turning 21 and to celebrate, the restaurant is offering five Caribbean Legendary Island rum cocktails for $3.21 each from June 19-25. Cocktail favorites include the British Virgin Islands’ Painkiller featuring Pusser’s dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice plus ground nutmeg; Bahamas’ Goombay Smash comprised with Cruzan coconut, Spiced and Bacardi Black rums mixed with orange and pineapple juice; and Bermuda’s Dark and Stormy featuring Gosling’s Black Seal rum and a zip of ginger beer.

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Stop everything. These are the best wings in metro Atlanta.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The wings at Chase’s Grille and WingeryPhotograph by Ted Golden. Chicken wings are beloved by Southerners, and I am no exception. For the last few years, my local go-to was Jamal’s, a literal wing shack near the Georgia Dome that has since moved to 2001 Martin Luther King Junior Drive. Their wings are small and manageable—not to mention super crispy and loaded up with plenty of lemon pepper or buffalo sauce. But a recent trip to historic downtown Norcross changed the game. Chase’s Grille and Wingery, which opened two years ago in the old Cotton Gin space, has quietly been ...

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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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Stock Up: Three Sweet Treats for Mom on Her Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. We’ve rounded up three sweet treats from three regional candy makers so you can sweeten mom’s day.

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These days there’s caramel everything. Caramel coffee. Caramel banana pudding. Chorizo-caramel ice cream, for goodness’ sake. But if mom’s a caramel fan, we suggest going old school and getting her a bag of the real thing – individually wrapped handmade caramels. Postre Caramels in Asheville makes luscious caramels in three flavors – Sea Salt, Chocolate and Sourwood Honey. We tried the honey caramels. You taste the butter. You taste the honey. You ...

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Today: $2 pints of beer and more NCAA specials at all Taco Mac locations

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get $2 pints of Budweiser or Budweiser Light and more NCAA tournament specials at Taco Mac today. HANDOUT / Melissa Libby & Associates.

If you need a place to drown your bracket sorrows or celebrate your team’s big win, head to Taco Mac for NCAA tournament specials including $2 pints of Budweiser or Budweiser Light. For food and drinks, opt for the eponymous bracket bundle, which includes three mozzarella sticks, three onion rings and three fried pickles with sides of marinara and buffalo ranch plus a pint of beer for $9.95. Both offers are available all day Monday, April 3.
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7 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Party at Hampton + Hudson with Irish-themed food specials, live music and more. HANDOUT / Caren West PR.

If you’re thinking, Irish I had a pot of gold good food, you’re in luck.

Wishes for delectable dishes will be granted thanks to the following seven restaurants in metro Atlanta, which will offer food and drink dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day. All events will occur on Friday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, unless noted otherwise.

Murphy’s: This popular Virginia-Highland restaurant will offer a slew of traditional Irish specials all day including complimentary Irish soda bread ; Finnan Haddie Soup, ...

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Pies are $3.14 all day at a national chain restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get three sweet potato pies at Bojangles’ for $3.14 in honor of National Pi Day today. HANDOUT.

Let’s reflect on math and English for today’s dining deal.

In honor of National Pi Day—the math figure of 3.14 that represents the circumference of a circle—Bojangles’ is having some fun by offering a pie (haha, homophone!) deal. Today only, three sweet potato pies are $3.14 at participating locations in homage to the number pi.
Various locations, bojangles.com.

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Get your coffee with a side of cute at these 6 OTP cafes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

With two locations OTP, Mugs on Milton is an adorable coffee shop serving up coffee, espresso, teas and baked goods in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. / Photo courtesy of Alpharetta CVB

There’s just something about the winter (even the unseasonably warm one we’ve been having here in Atlanta) that makes us want to huddle up in a coffee shop with a good book, or a laptop, and a hot cup of joe for the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for a spot to lounge on cozy sofas while chatting with a friend or a coffeehouse to grab a bold jolt of ...

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A burger and beer is $9.95 at this popular metro Atlanta chain restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to Taco Mac for an original burger and beer for $9.95 or upgrade to this bacon burger for a buck. HANDOUT / Melissa Libby & Associates.

Feeling hungry this hump day and not in the mood to cook? Taco Mac has you covered with its burger and beer special—an original burger with a side of fries plus a Budweiser or Bud Light for $9.95 all day, every Wednesday. For a buck more, guests can upgrade their burger selection to a hickory burger with bacon and five cheeses; a mushroom steak burger with roasted whole mushrooms, bacon and Swiss cheese; or ...

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Free cookie at Great American Cookies today

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get a free cookie at Great American cookies today. Photo credit: Global Franchise Group.

Today is a fun, yummy food holiday; it’s National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day. To celebrate, Great American Cookies is giving away one free regular cookie of the customer’s choice with purchase at participating stores. Since the offer is only valid today, indulge in a sweet treat; tomorrow you can get back to you new year diet.
Great American Cookies, various locations.

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Unlimited pancakes at this chain restaurant and more in Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bite into a burger while enjoying a Afro-beat fusion performance at Venkman’s. Photo credit: Henri Hollis.

Unlimited pancakes. Dance calories away. There are lots of food and fun happening around metro Atlanta this week, so add one or all three of the following events to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Now thru Feb. 14: Go here hungry. During iHop’s all-you-can-eat pancakes promotion, guests can order buttermilk pancakes as often as they wish, any time of day. Diners can opt to top pancakes with strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon apple or peaches for an ...

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Vote: What’s your favorite holiday drink?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cast Iron’s Linus and Lucy hot toddy with bourbon, dry curaçao and cocoa-infused honey. Photo courtesy of Cast Iron

When I think of holiday-themed and flavored drinks, the first one that comes to mind is eggnog. My cousin always makes a large batch from scratch, which includes several extra servings of alcohol (I want to say rum, but since she’s a devoted brandy drinker, the eggnog may be spiked with the latter.). I’m inclined to post her recipe, but there’s a chance that I would be uninvited to this year’s festivities. Sorry folks; can’t chance it.

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Vote: What’s your favorite holiday drink?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cast Iron’s Linus and Lucy hot toddy with bourbon, dry curaçao and cocoa-infused honey. Photo courtesy of Cast Iron

When I think of holiday-themed and flavored drinks, the first one that comes to mind is eggnog. My cousin always makes a large batch from scratch, which includes several extra servings of alcohol (I want to say rum, but since she’s a devoted brandy drinker, the eggnog may be spiked with the latter.). I’m inclined to post her recipe, but there’s a chance that I would be uninvited to this year’s festivities. Sorry folks; can’t chance it.

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Thursday morning: Receive free sandwiches for a year from this chain restaurant in Gwinnett County

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Receive a free small The Original sandwich every week for a year at Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery. Photo credit: Allison+Partners.

Schlotzsky’s in Duluth was selected as the first prototype store to test the brand’s evolution, and to celebrate its reopening as Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery, the first 100 guests will receive one free small The Original sandwich every week for an entire year with the purchase of a CinnaPack of six Cinnabon Classic rolls. This offer begins at 10 a.m. after a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the location’s new edgy design concept.
2260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth. 678-226-5223, ...

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10 places to dine on Christmas Day in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Arrive hungry for the all-you-can-eat Christmas Day brunch at Southern Art. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

Eat, drink and be merry without cooking.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Day dinner with family and friends at the following 10 restaurants. Menus items will be available on Sunday, Dec. 25. (Alternately, check out this list for restaurants offering dinner on Christmas Eve.)

Southern Art: Is there anything better than an all-you-can-eat brunch on Christmas Day? Yes, only because guests will be in festive spirit as they dine with family and friends. The brunch menu will consist of a ...

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10 places to dine on Christmas Day in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Arrive hungry for the all-you-can-eat Christmas Day brunch at Southern Art. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

Eat, drink and be merry without cooking.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Day dinner with family and friends at the following 10 restaurants. Menus items will be available on Sunday, Dec. 25. (Alternately, check out this list for restaurants offering dinner on Christmas Eve.)

Southern Art: Is there anything better than an all-you-can-eat brunch on Christmas Day? Yes, only because guests will be in festive spirit as they dine with family and friends. The brunch menu will consist of a ...

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24 awesome gift card bonus deals at metro Atlanta restaurants

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Opt for South City Kitchen’s buttermilk fried Springer Mountain Farms Chicken or any other menu fave with your new shiny gift card. Photo credit: Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

Did you make your list and check it twice?

For last minute gifts, consider gift cards from the following 24 metro Atlanta restaurants. With slew of deals ranging from $50 bonus gift card dollars to percentage bonuses, each will be gift of something good to eat. And, if you’re wanting a treat for you, there’s that too; one bonus offers feature a second gift card so you can give and get a ...

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Free hot fudge cake today at this popular chain restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Say yum to the holiday season with a free slice of hot fudge cake at Shoney’s today. Photo credit: 150 PR.

Everyone deserves a sweet treat and to say thank you, happy holidays and Merry Christmas, Shoney’s is offering a free slice of hot fudge cake to all guests today. The signature dessert is completely free—no purchase necessary. This offer is available for dine-in only. Limit one per guest.
Shoney’s, various locations.

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5 places 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 to desserts. Contact the following restaurants in Fulton, North Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties to place your order for pick-up. Take it home and in an instant, dinner will be served.

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Free burrito, taco or quesadilla at all Willy’s locations this weekend

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

No trick, just a full meal as a treat at all Willy’s locations this weekend. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

No trick, just a full meal as a Halloween treat.

Ghouls and goblins 12 and under who show up in costume at Willy’s Mexicana Grill will receive a free kids’ combo with each adult entrée purchase from Saturday, Oct. 29 to Monday, Oct. 31. Kids’ combo features a burrito, taco or quesadilla plus nacho chips, a cookie and drink. Valid for one per child per adult entrée and available at all locations except the airport.
Various locations. willys.com.

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Local find: Verdant Kitchen’s ginger syrup

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Verdant Kitchen’s line of ginger-flavored foods was just beginning to step up from local farmers markets to regional super­markets when Oprah changed everything. After she proclaimed the Atlanta company’s ginger syrup and ginger-infused honey among her “favorite things” in last December’s issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, business skyrocketed. “We were kind of unprepared,” says Ross Harding, CEO and cofounder. To keep up with demand, the company opened a new facility in Norcross in May. The spicy-sweet, certified organic syrup—made with Georgia-grown ginger, cane sugar, and lemon—is spectacular over desserts, stirred into soda water, or mixed into cocktails like Moscow ...

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