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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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Burger bar, ‘upscale casual’ eatery announced for new Chamblee development

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will be part of Parkview on Peachtree when it opens later this year. / Photo from Bad Daddy’s Facebook page

Two new restaurants are coming to Chamblee as part of a forthcoming mixed-use development.

Parkview on Peachtree, which will be located at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Clairmont Road, will welcome The Alden and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar when it opens later this year.

Chef Jared Hucks, who has run the Dogwood Table Supper Club, will helm The Alden, described in a press release as an “upscale-casual restaurant…featuring a formal emphasis on expressive, charismatic food ...

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STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials

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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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Mexican restaurant, coffee shop among tenants for Forysth County food hall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gu’s Dumplings will be one of several options at Halcyon.

The Halcyon development in Forsyth County is starting to take shape with some tasty additions to its roster of tenants.

The mixed-use development’s Market Hall food hall will welcome Gu’s Dumplings, which also has stalls at Krog Street Market and SunTrust Park; Tocayo, a Mexican street food spot; Kilwin’s Chocolate; and Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company, which has several locations in metro Atlanta and the Southeast.

New restaurants will include Butcher & Brew and Never Enough Thyme, which both have existing Alpharetta locations and will serve up ...

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Try soup dumplings the size of your face at this Chamblee restaurant

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The Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen. / Photo: Alison Gordon

DISH OF THE WEEK: Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen

By Alison Gordon

If you are into super-sized food, the Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen is calling your name.

Equivalent in size to six regular dumplings, this one takes up the whole bowl, so much so that it hides the savory broth underneath that you’ll have fun slurping with the accompanying straw.

Inside the mega dumpling are pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. The components are segmented in the wrapper, so each bite is as unique as it is delightful. ...

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Booze and books, all-you-can-eat low country boil and more in metro Atlanta this week

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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6 must-try menu items at Beni’s Cubano in East Cobb

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Beni’s Cubano serves up an assortment of Cuban dishes at The Avenue East Cobb. Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

Being a Miami native and half Cuban, I’m always on the hunt for good Cuban cuisine. So when I heard about Beni’s Cubano opening up at The Avenue East Cobb in Marietta last month, I was eager to give them a try. The verdict? While Beni’s might not be on the same level as a corner restaurant in Little Havana (let’s face it, few restaurants are), this new eatery dishes out some solid dishes that should satisfy your cravings for Cuban fare. Head ...

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Receive free bacon for life with a ButcherBox subscription

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Sign up for ButcherBox.com today and receive bacon for life. Photo credit: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc.

Here’s what you need: bacon for life.

ButcherBox.com, a subscription box service that offers 100-percent grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork, is hosting their first ButcherBox Bacon Day today. So what does that mean? All new customers who sign up will receive free bacon in each box they get for the life of their subscription. Each monthly box delivery is $129 and contains at least 20 individual meals and recipes from chefs, nutritionists and health and fitness experts to ...

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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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Beer Town: Why ‘craft beer’ vs. ‘big beer’ is such a bitter battle

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Brewers Association “Independent Craft” Seal. CONTRIBUTED BY: Brewers Association

“Who really owns the beer you’re buying?”

That’s the big question the Brewers Association (BA) asked in late June, when it launched its seal for independent brewers.

Part of a branding program aimed at giving consumers an easier way to distinguish between “craft beer”and “big beer,” it was the latest volley in an ongoing cold war that heated up to the boiling point in 2017, following news of the sale of Asheville’s Wicked Weed to AB-InBev.

In case you missed it, the once-beloved small producer of sour and barrel-aged beers ...

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We’re scooping up the ceviche at this Midtown restaurant

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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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New Decatur restaurant combines Filipino and soul food

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chicken adobo with mac-and-cheese and collards are among the ways that flavors of the Philippines and the American South will unite at new Janet’s Kitchen in Decatur. / Photo: Janet’s Kitchen

Have you tasted soul food with a Filipino twist? That’s what Janet’s Kitchen plans to serve up when it opens July 23 in Decatur.

The cuisines of the Philippines and the American South will meet up at this new eatery, located at 1359 Clairmont Road. It will dish out lunch and dinner in its 40-seat space.

Janet’s Kitchen is a venture by Decatur native Nycole Sanders. The concept is ...

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New gelato spot coming to Buckhead

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Amorino Gelato is opening a store in Buckhead this fall. The gelato chain is known for its rose-shaped gelato scoops. /Photo credit:  Amorino

Say ciao to Amorino Gelato!

The gelato chain, known for its rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet, will be opening its first location in Georgia this fall.

The store will be located in The Shops Buckhead between ATTOM and Tod’s.

Amorino uses organic eggs and all natural ingredients to create such gelato flavors as tiramisu, raspberry, stracciatella (chocolate chip), and pistachio. Customers can customize their gelato rose with as many flavors as they desire.

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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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Wahlburgers opens at The Battery at SunTrust Park

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Wahlburgers has opened its first location in Georgia at The Battery at SunTrust Park. Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg attend the Wahlburgers Coney Island Preview Party on June 23, 2015 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Wahlburgers).

The burger chain that was created by chef Paul Wahlberg and his actor brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg has quietly opened doors at 455 Legends Place in The Battery at SunTrust Park.

The restaurant announced the opening today on Facebook:

Last year, Mark Wahlberg announced that Wahlburgers would be expanding and opening ...

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Black Restaurant Week is headed to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Negril Village Atlanta is one of a handful of restaurants participating in Atlanta Black Restaurant Week, which brings awareness to the black culinary community./Photo credit: Negril Village Atlanta.

After a successful inaugural appearance in Houston last spring, Black Restaurant Week is expanding to Atlanta.

The event was created to help showcase the black culinary industry in America and bring attention to the importance of diversity in the food industry.

From July 31 to August 13, Atlantans will be able to eat their way through various food events that will feature black Atlanta chefs and/or black-owned restaurants. Diners will be ...

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

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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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Georgia restaurants honored by Wine Spectator

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Nearly five dozen Georgia restaurants were honored in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. Winners are featured in the August issue of Wine Spectator that hits stands on July 18. /Photo: Wine Spectator

Restaurants around Georgia are being honored for having some of the best wine selections in the world.

The winners of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant awards were just announced and 57 Georgia restaurants made the list.

Each year Wine Spectator recognizes the best restaurants for wine around the world. Awards are given at three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence, and the Grand Award.

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