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 ...
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. 764 Miami ...
Two-and-a-half years after bare-midriff models in short skirts graced its red-carpet opening party, the DC location of “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse” STK is closing. Its last day will be December 17, a receptionist confirmed. OpenTable reservations also cut off after the 17th.
Management from the restaurant could not immediately be reached for comment.
STK promoted itself as a “modern steakhouse geared toward females,” yet it played up gender stereotypes. The restaurant seemed to peddle the notion that women want petite portions by offering small versions of its steaks. And between its “sexy” decor and cocktails dubbed “summertime fling” or “secret affair,” the place looked more like ...
Valentine’s Day is next Sunday but that doesn’t mean you get a free pass for dinner on the Friday or Saturday before. Here are 22 Atlanta restaurants with something special planned for one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Aqua Blue February 12-14, this Roswell seafood staple is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner for $55 per person. Options include New York strip with coconut shrimp, as well as grouper stuffed with lobster, shrimp, and scallops. The regular dinner menu will also be available. 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, 770.643.8886.
Read enough press releases, and they all start to sound the same with their generic quotes, over-the-top boosterism, and questionable comma usage. This is especially true for the many steakhouses from big out-of-town restaurant chains. With the announcement of the latest arrival, Ocean Prime, coming to 1341 G St. NW next summer, we’ve created a Mad Libs-style press release template for all future steakhouses.
Fill in the blanks with actual phrases used to promote Ocean Prime, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Mastro’s Steakhouse, and STK.
Today is National Oyster Day and to celebrate the tastiness of this shelled seafood, restaurants are offering dollar-deals, an oyster dinner menu addition or giving away a free oyster. The list below highlights five places to go today.
STK Atlanta: Eat and drink for free today. Guests of this midtown restaurant will be treated to a complimentary amuse-bouche of a fresh water oyster paired with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
The Big Ketch: This saltwater grill is offering half off a off dozen raw oysters on the half shell all day long.
Chefs Mark Alba of STK Atlanta, Nick Leahy of Saltyard, and Timothy Magee and Joseph Ramaglia of White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails are joining forces for one night for “Chefs, Shrooms and Champs” – celebrating everyone’s favorite fungi, mushrooms. The event takes place tomorrow, so hurry up and get your tickets!
What: Mushroom entrees, Live DJ, Open Bar and more
The night includes 8 different dishes. A live DJ and an open bar showcasing STK’s signature cocktails and a a sampling of Veuve Cliquot. There will be dedicated tasting stations throughout the Bistro where you ...
“Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse” STK introduced D.C. to the oversexed steakhouse (while simultaneously purporting to be female-friendly). But it looks like Claudia’s Steakhouse, coming to 15th and K streets NW in April, will give the restaurant some serious competition in the “meat market” department.
Claudia’s has added some seductive window wraps, including one that reads “Steaks… for the Latin Lover.” Another looks strikingly similar to the advertisements that STK formerly used. (From what I can tell, STK’s website no longer contains the photos of a red stiletto piercing a steak or a long pair of legs with a meat cleaver. The homepage now sticks ...
Ugly sweater season is here, and D.C. restaurants are on it. From sipping beer to brunching to karaoke, here are a few ways to take advantage of your tackiest attire.
Roofer’s Union 2446 18th St. NW
When: Dec. 10, 6 p.m.
What: Beers from 15 local breweries will be on tap, including 3 Stars’ holiday cask, Brewer’s Art’s Festivus, and Atlas’ La Saison Des Fete. There will be prizes for the best sweater, tie, socks, and “mystery outfit.” Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a toy donation ($10-$20) for Mary’s Center Toy Drive.
PENN QUARTER— Corporate chef David Deshaies has been promoted to general manager and partner at Central Michel Richard (he’ll remain as chef as well). He’ll oversee a new Sunday brunch (debuting Sept. 21). The restaurant will also add an all-day dining menu in the bar, lounge and patio. [EaterWire]
ADAMS MORGAN— Jack Rose is doing various events in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, which means a different distillery is being featured every Thursday in the upstairs balcony (along with special pricing). The chef is preparing bourbon-infused dishes as well, and they’re putting ...
You see them on road signs, giant sculptures, license plates and on any Georgia marketing materials, but Georgia’s famous fruit, the peach, won’t be on restaurant menus much longer. August is well under way, but peaches are on their way out of season. With only a few more weeks left, now is the opportunity to savor the peach. Here’s how to eat and drink your peaches before they are gone!
Restaurant: Farm Burger
Chef: Cameron Thompson
Dish: Peach Burger: grass-fed, grass-finished beef patty topped with Georgia Peach chutney, Decimal Place goat cheese and arugula. This chutney may be added to other ...
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steaks and Stone Crab [Photo: R. Lopez]
D.C. is known as a steakhouse town. In some ways, this is a good thing: there are plenty of options for the city’s meat lovers. In other ways, it can be frustrating, with many out-of-town restaurateurs delivering D.C. a steakhouse rather than thinking of a more creative offering for the city to try.
Due to the recent influx of options, we present the Steakhouse Heat Map. Here are ten new steakhouses in the city (or steak-focused restaurants featuring new chefs). And there are more on the way: ...
Tom Sietsema’s First Bite of steakhouse STK is less than flattering. He says the place feels like it should be in Vegas. “Men, many in suits, file in after the Barbie dolls and survey the space with expressions of appreciation. Their look is the sort one generally sees outside gentlemen’s clubs and inside bachelor parties.”
Service is overly attentive, says the critic. As for the food, skip the sides and the “Shrimp Rice Krispies.” But the steak is fine .[WaPo]
When news broke yesterday that GRKwould be opening its doors in Dupont later this year, it was hardnot to makethe observation that restaurants in Dupont Circle lately seem to be shunning at least one thing: vowels in their names. Here’s the rundown of the vowelless restaurants open or opening in the neighborhood, and where you can find them. Dupont Circle too far away? There are always places like GCDC and ...
STK opened its doors in Dupont Circle a few weeks ago. The opening party raised some eyebrows, and D.C. audiences have been waiting to see what the “female-friendly”, nightclub-esque steakhouse is all about. Here’s what the first Yelpers, bloggers and others are saying about STK.
The Endorsement from a Nats Pitcher News: Gio Gonzalez Tweets, “Thanks for the great dinner tonight @STKWashDC it was #unmiSTKeable.” [Twitter]
The Seating Recommendations: NBC Washington
“>offers this tip: “If you’ve made a reservation, don’t be distracted by the standard square tables and chairs. Instead, wait for the ...
SPRINGFIELD— Eleni’s Greek Tavernahas opened in Springfield. [DR]
DUPONT CIRCLE— STK bills itself as a “female friendly” steakhouse. But what happens when the woman orders the steak and the guy orders the salad? [WCP]
FALLS CHURCH— Washington Business Journal has a fun feature on Del Campo chef’s Victor Albisu’s partnership with his mother, Rosa Susinski. The pair opened Taco Bamba when a space in the shopping center housing Susinksi’s Latin Market became available.
STK, the scene-y “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse” geared toward females which opened in Dupont two weeks ago, just oozes gender stereotypes. The cocktails come with names like Rediscovered Cherry Cosmo and Dirty Pearls, and the menu is branded as “lighter” and “healthier” featuring “small” steak options, which seems to perpetuate the notion that women don’t want to eat a lot.
So what happens when the woman orders a huge chunk of meat, and the guy goes for the dainty salad? My boyfriend and I decided to find out.
When our female server arrived at our table, I was glad ...
Of course there was a red carpet at last night’s opening party for STK. The swanky “Not Your Daddy’s” steakhouse “geared toward females” officially opens today in Dupont in what was once a California Pizza Kitchen (as well as Casa Nonna). But yesterday, D.C.’s wannabe glamazons, pseudo-celebs, rich dudes, and lowly food writers such as myself showed up at the promise of passed hors d’oeuvres and free booze.
I arrive around 15 minutes early to find a line already stretching down the street. As everyone waits for the staff behind the velvet rope to make sure we were ...
The night featured big crowds, a photo booth, seafood platters and a VIP-only area (with VIP-only sliders). Reggie Love and Paul Wharton of the former “Real Housewives of D.C.” were there, along with a play-along drum set, D.J. and more. STK is scheduled to officially open to the public today at 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW.
There were raves about the party. There were complaints about the party. ...