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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Max Lager’s Pichard’s Excommunication

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication. Credit: Max Lager’s.

On Saturday afternoon, Max Lager’s in downtown Atlanta, the oldest brewpub in Georgia, hosts its second annual Old 320 Beer Fest.

Billed as “celebrating the independent and innovative culture of craft brewing,” the event features more than 30 craft breweries from Georgia and around the country. Bites from Max Lager’s, live music, and raffle tickets to win a journey to Germany with Brewtopia Beer Trips, round out the festivities.

Among the beers on tap, I’m looking forward to Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication, a Flanders-style red ale which recently won a ...

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Head to Buckhead for $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias every Sunday

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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.
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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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First Look: Brine Seafood Shack is open at Avalon in Alpharetta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Brine Seafood Shack’s small lobster roll, served hot. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

“Cape Cod-meets-Santa Monica” is one of the ways chef-owner Marc Taft of Marietta’s Chicken and the Egg explains Brine Seafood Shack, his new chic but laid-back restaurant at the Avalon retail complex in Alpharetta.

The multilevel, choose-your-own-experience dining destination clearly has a lot going on, including indoor, outdoor and rooftop seating under a retractable roof, with two bars, a takeout window and lunch, dinner and rooftop menus.

The menus, created by Taft and Brine chef de cuisine David Connolly, previously of Two Urban Licks and Tap, feature sustainable ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Scofflaw Hooligan

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Scofflaw Hooligan. Credit: Sam Brown.

It’s no secret that Scofflaw is one of my favorite new breweries, with a winning portfolio of hop-forward beers that cover a range of West Coast and Northeast styles and many places in-between.

But Hooligan, which debuted as a limited tasting room release in September 2016, shortly after the brewery opened, is a big favorite of the brewers and staff at Scofflaw.

And now, it’s this weeks’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Hooligan
Scofflaw Brewing Co., Atlanta
Available at the Scofflaw tasting room and in limited release on draft and in cans.

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Cool off with a sundae for 99-cent for National Ice Cream Day at this chain restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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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Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Killer Tomato Festival and more in metro Atlanta this week

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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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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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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Second Self Red Hop Rye

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

As part the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, a local restaurant and brewery recently teamed up to spread the word on culinary sustainability.

Executive chef Deborah VanTrece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours reached out to Second Self Brewing Co. owner Jason Santamaria, who’s also a chef, to collaborate on an Atlanta-based pairing.

The result is VanTrece’s the Burger Wellington, which features beef brisket blended with locally sourced oyster mushrooms, mushroom duxelle and a puff pastry wrap, served with Second Self Red Hop Rye.

The Burger Wellington and Red Hop Rye special is available at Twisted Soul for $23 through ...

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

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Get a bottle of wine for $20 at Parish every Sunday./Photo credit: Kaylee Johnson.

Sip and save Sundays.

Parish offers their own blend of five-year aged Paso Robles Cabernet for half price every Sunday night—$20 per bottle instead of the usual $40. With a deal this good, it’s easy to say cheers.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434, parishatl.com.

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

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

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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.

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Kids eat free in Sandy Springs Monday through Wednesday

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Kids eat free at Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs Monday through Wednesday./ Photo credit: Tupelo Honey.

Gather up the kids and head to Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs for the restaurant’s new kids eat free special, which is available after 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the purchase of a regular entrée. The children’s menu features a variety of entrées including a cheeseburger, veggie burger, grilled cheese and sweet potato pancakes.

4600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-649-6334. tupelohoneycafe.com.

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First Look: Tupelo Honey serving up Southern in Sandy Springs

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

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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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Free tea in Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, pup patio party and more in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nashville hot chicken at One Eared Stag / Photo by Wendell Brock

Free tea. Bring your furry friend to the patio party. 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. And, if you’re planning ahead for July 4th, check out several events here.

Now through June 30: To celebrate the one-year anniversary in the Atlanta market, Tiff’s Treats is offering 50-percent off online orders at when using the code THXATL.
Various locations, cookiedelivery.com.

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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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Taste 15 glasses of wine plus hors d’oeuvres for $15 in Decatur tonight

15 glasses of wine plus hors d’oeuvres are $15 at Scout in Decatur tonight. Photo credit: Green Olive Media.

Gather your friends and kick back on the patio at Scout for a rosé tasting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. Guests will be able to sample 15 rosés from around the world and nosh on passed hors d’oeuvres from chef Michael Semancik all for $15. Expect to taste rosés from, Les Bourscicottes Sancerre Rosé, Vignerons de Macey Rosé de Bourgogne, Great Oregon Wine Co. Pinot Noir Rosé and Alloy Central Coast Rosé Cans.

321 W. Hill St., Decatur. 404-496-6863, scoutoakhurst.com.

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Taste 15 glasses of wine plus hors d’oeuvres for $15 in Decatur tonight

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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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First Look: Todd English Tavern brings casual fine dining to The Battery

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Todd English Tavern Southern Burger with beef brisket and short rib patty, bacon, fried egg, wild berry jam, cheddar, butter lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and spicy mayo. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The opening of Todd English Tavern in Live at The Battery Atlanta adjacent to SunTrust Park seems to be another sign that the entertainment district aims to be a year-round dining destination.

Of course, English has been a star chef since coming on the scene in the early ’90s, and opening iconic fine dining restaurants such as Olives in Boston.

More recently, the English brand has been associated with airports, ...

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

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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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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Hi-Wire Gose

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Asheville’s NC, Hi-Wire Brewing beers only recently became available in the Atlanta market.

Known for approachable and balanced lagers and ales, such as Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, the company also produces a good number wild and sour ales, including Hi-Wire Gose.

Gose is a style that that’s been enjoying an unlikely surge in popularity over the past few years, with an appealing tart, fruity and refreshing profile that’s perfect for summer sipping.

So in honor of the Hi-Wire Atlanta launch, Hi-Wire Gose is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Hi-Wire Gose
Hi-Wire Brewing, Asheville, ...

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Burgers are 71-cents at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta today only

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Burgers are 71-cents at Hard Rock Café today only./Photo credit: Phase 3: Marketing and Communications.

Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta is ready to party like it’s 1971!

To celebrate the opening of the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe in London on June 14, 1971, Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta is swapping badges for burgers and offering civil servants any Legendary Burger for 71-cents from 11 a.m. to midnight today only.

The restaurant is also hosting a burger eating contest for local firemen, police and ambassadors from 2-4 p.m. in the Velvet Underground. The contest includes teams of Atlanta civil servants competing to win a ...

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Where to dine on Father’s Day in Atlanta

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Head to Jai Ho Indian Kitchen & Bar for a special Father’s Day buffet.

For Father’s Day, give him the gift of good food and drink—whether you make it together or sit back, relax and dine together at a restaurant. The round-up below features several places to take Dad—a sampling of metro Atlanta options, which  ranges from steak dinners to a BOGO offer to buffet dining. All events will occur on Sunday, June 18. Happy Father’s Day in advance too, guys!

Restaurant Eugene & C. Ellet’s: Treat dad to a steak takeover, a collaboration with chef Linton Hopkins’ highly anticipated ...

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