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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Monday Night Han Brolo Pale Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Monday Night Brewing is celebrating two major milestones this weekend.

This year’s annual “Tie One On” party will not only mark its sixth anniversary, but the grand opening of The Garage — its second location along a recently completed section of the Atlanta BeltLine in the West End.

The festivities run from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday and 1-7 p.m. on Sunday, with big lineup of special, one-off and new beers, live bluegrass each day, and Nappy Roots performing on Saturday evening.

More details and tickets are available at Freshtix.

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Here’s how you could pay 64-cents for a steakhouse dinner at Marcel

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here’s how you could pay 64-cents for a steakhouse dinner at Marcel. Photo credit: Marcel.

You may actually eat a hearty dinner instead of just looking at one on Instagram.

Marcel will offer shrimp boullettes, fried frog legs, USDA Prime meat and more for 64-cents beginning at 11 p.m. (drinks available on the patio beginning at 10 p.m.) Friday, Sept. 29. This special dinner price will be an ode to the early 1900s, but the menu, created by executive chef Craig Richards along with chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon Butcher, is modern.

While the event is invite-only, 20 tickets will be made available to the ...

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Grits dinner hosted by a James Beard Award-winning chef, Cobb Restaurant Week and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

James Beard Award-winning chef Virginia Willis to host a four-course grits dinner at Food 101. Photo credit: 101 Concepts.

Three-course prix fixe dinners during Cobb Restaurant Week. Grits dinner hosted by a James Beard Award-wining chef. 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.

Now through Sept. 23: The ninth annual Cobb Restaurant Week features select three-course dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35. Participating restaurants include Chicken and the Egg, Drift Fish House ...

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Kids eat free at this chain restaurant all week

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Kids eat free at Zoës Kitchen this week. Photo credit: Zoës Kitchen.

Weeknight dinners are easier with when you have a little help.

Zoës Kitchen is offering a free kids meal with the purchase of a regular entrée after 3 p.m. now through Sept. 22. Kids menu meals include shrimp kabab, grilled chicken fingers and pizza piadina. To cash in on this offer, use promo code ZKKIDS, which is valid for dine-in only.
Various locations, zoeskitchen.com.

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First Look: Bar Mercado debuts Spanish tapas at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bar Mercado crispy chicken legs with romesco and blanched almonds, and Churros with spiced sugar and hot chocolate. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Last week, Castellucci Hospitality Group — Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Iberian Pig, Sugo — officially opened Bar Mercado.

The Spanish tapas restaurant took over the Krog Street Market space formerly occupied by the Cockentrice.

The makeover by Atlanta’s Square Feet Studio features bold colors and geometric patterns in keeping with the theme of a lively Spanish market. Seating stretches through the bright sunken dining room adjacent to the open kitchen to a cozy-cool bar area with a ...

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Free meal for metro Atlanta first responders now today and tomorrow

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Free meal for metro Atlanta first responders now today and tomorrow at Macaroni Grill. Photo credit: Fitzgerald Petersen Communications.

As a thank you to first responders during Hurricane Irma, metro Atlanta police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics will receive a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée now through Sept. 19 at all three metro Atlanta Macaroni Grill locations. The offer is available for dine-in or take-out. No purchase necessary.
Mall of Georgia, 3207 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-714-0049, macaronigrill.com.
5045 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770-360-6302.
3625 Dallas Hwy. S.W., Marietta. 678-581-5624.

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Scofflaw Sneaky Wheat

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Scofflaw Sneaky Wheat. Credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

Scofflaw Brewing celebrates its one year anniversary at noon on Saturday. And what a year it’s been.

The brewery that literally started in a basement, and birthed one of Atlanta’s biggest buzz beers, Basement IPA, grew by leaps and bounds in just 12 months.

Along the way, there were triumphs, trials and weird moments that appeared unprecedented for a brewery that seemed to suddenly surface out of nowhere.

I latched on to the story early, and probably wrote more about Scofflaw than many readers or rival breweries might consider cool. But I’m a ...

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“Hookup” over food in Midtown every Friday

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“Hookup” over food in Midtown every Friday during a special dinner for two. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Friday nights just got better for you, your bestie, beau or boo.

Whether you’re in the mood for a girls/guys night out or a good date, consider The Friday Hookup at ONE. midtown kitchen, a wallet-friendly dinner inclusive of a shared appetizer, entrée and dessert plus two glasses of beer or wine for $35. The Friday Hook Up features seasonal selections by executive chef Matt Weinstein; the menu will rotate from week to week. This offer is only available on Fridays during dinner ...

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$10 cocktail class, oysters and wine event in Alpharetta and more in metro Atlanta this week

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Bowl, eat and drink during a fundraiser for pets at Comet Pub and Lanes. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

$10 cocktail class. Bowling fundraiser for pets. 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, Sept. 14: Here are 10 reasons to visit Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails: eight oysters and two full glasses of sparkling wine during the Sips and Shells event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, can be purchased here.
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First Look: Blaze Pizza opens first metro location in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blaze Pizza Veg Out signature pizza with zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and red sauce dallops. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The first Blaze Pizza opened in 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and has since spread across the U.S., billed as the “fastest growing fast casual restaurant brand,” with over 200 locations in five years.

The first metro Atlanta location opened last week on North Decatur Road, with a free pizza giveaway that made for long lines outside the free-standing building that was previously home to longtime Decatur diner Evans Fine Foods.

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First Look: Blaze Pizza opens first metro location in Decatur

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blaze Pizza Veg Out signature pizza with zucchini, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and red sauce dallops. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

The first Blaze Pizza opened in 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and has since spread across the U.S., billed as the “fastest growing fast casual restaurant brand,” with over 200 locations in five years.

The first metro Atlanta location opened last week on North Decatur Road, with a free pizza giveaway that made for long lines outside the free-standing building that was previously home to longtime Decatur diner Evans Fine Foods.

The changes to the space include a contemporary ...

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Free burritos at Willy’s Mexicana Grill today

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Tucker residents can get free burritos at Willy’s Mexicana Grill today. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Today is your day to get a free burrito.

Willy’s Mexicana Grill will open its newest location in Tucker and to celebrate, the restaurant will give away a free burrito and drink today. Willy’s signature stuffed burritos are made to order, so customers stuff it with more than 20 toppings ranging from chicken to pork and rice to salsa. Burritos are also served with a side of free nacho chips. The store will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., but the free burrito ...

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Get a free BBQ meal at Shane’s Rib Shack locations this this week

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Law enforcement officers can get a free meal at Shane’s Rib Shack this week. Photo credit: Shane’s Rib Shack.

Shane’s Rib Shack is hosting a police appreciation week.

All active law enforcement officers will receive a free meal certificate for a barbecue sandwich, side and a drink now through Sept. 17. Options may include the signature slow-smoked barbecue pork sandwich or chopped barbecue pork topped with coleslaw; side options such as baked beans, potato salad, sweet potato fries or mac and cheese may be available.
Various locations, shanesribshack.com.

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Terrapin Hammer 58 Pale Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Baseball season is heading toward playoff time, college and pro football are kicking off, and Atlanta is crazy for the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, United FC and Major League Soccer.

For me, anyway, it’s the best time of year to be a sports fan. And it’s the best time to enjoy a well-made pale ale — a venerable British style that American craft brewers made their own with all-American ingredients, most notably the likes of Cascade, Chinook and Centennial hops.

Call it ingenuity or serendipity, but bright, citrusy American pale ales make a perfect match for all the foods we love ...

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Pizza chain will give away free pizza all day today in Decatur

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Blaze Pizza is hosting a free pizza day event from today and everyone gets a free pizza. Photo credit: Paperboy Public Relations.

Today’s food holiday is National Cheese Pizza Day, and to celebrate, you get a free pizza! You get a free pizza! Everyone gets a free pizza! (Points Oprah Winfrey-esque at everyone reading this post.)

Back to the pizza. As the newest restaurant in Decatur, Blaze Pizza is hosting a free pizza day event from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today. To cash in on this offer, like Blaze Pizza on FacebookTwitterInstagram or Snapchat and you’ll ...

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Beer Town: A month of milestones for Georgia beer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

September marks some major milestones for Georgia beer drinkers.

Senate Bill 85, which for the first time allows breweries to sell beer directly to consumers, took effect on Sept. 1.

In response, you’ll find new and improved taprooms with extended hours and a host of special offerings at most breweries around the state. But stay tuned, because it’s likely to take several months to fully figure out what all the changes will mean for the bigger beer scene.

In Atlanta, two very different breweries, Red Brick and Scofflaw, will celebrate important anniversaries this month. And in many ways, they ...

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Beer Town: A month of milestones for Georgia beer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

September marks some major milestones for Georgia beer drinkers.

Senate Bill 85, which for the first time allows breweries to sell beer directly to consumers, took effect on Sept. 1.

In response, you’ll find new and improved taprooms with extended hours and a host of special offerings at most breweries around the state. But stay tuned, because it’s likely to take several months to fully figure out what all the changes will mean for the bigger beer scene.

In Atlanta, two very different breweries, Red Brick and Scofflaw, will celebrate important anniversaries this month. And in many ways, they ...

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Celebrity chef dinner in Buckhead, BBQ restaurants help Hurricane Harvey victims and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

For a sunset dinner with celebrity chef Art Smith, head to the second annual Art’s Big Southern Barbecue at Southern Art. Photo credit: Phase 3: Marketing and Communications.

Meals and music. Several barbecue restaurants team up to help Hurricane Harvey victims. 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 6: During BBQ for Texas Dine Out, Sweet Auburn BBQBone Lick BBQ, Community Q, Smoke Ring and several others will ...

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Get 2-for-1 entrees today in Decatur

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Get 2-for-1 entrees today at Wahoo! Grill in Decatur. Photo credit: Phase 3: Marketing and Communications.

If you’re not at a cookout out enjoying good, free food with amazing people, do you really want to be home cooking?

If your answer is no, then say yes to Wahoo! Grill, a local bistro in Decatur that’s offering two-for-one entrees today from 5-10 p.m. The offer applies to entrees such as seared sea scallops, shrimp and grits, fried chicken and 20 oz. bone-in dry aged ribeye, so be sure to bring a guest. (Or not because Tuesday dinner for you.) To ...

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Beer Town: Monday Night Brewing is making some bold new moves

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

The new Monday Night core line-up will be packaged in cans with a new design.

If all goes according to plan, in late September, Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing will open a second location along a recently completed section of the Atlanta BeltLine in the West End.

Dubbed The Garage, the ambitious 22,000-square-foot warehouse space at Lee and White streets is being transformed into new facility for sour and barrel-aged beers.

The buildout will feature a tasting room and private event space, the capacity for open fermentation with a coolship and multiple foeders, and a landscaped urban orchard that will ...

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Labor Day weekend cookout in Alpharetta, beer dinner and more in metro Atlanta this week

Oak Steakhouse and Colletta will team up to host one featuring an all-you-can-eat spread of chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more. Photo credit: Phase 3: Marketing and Communications.

Two restaurants in Alpharetta will come together to host one big pre-Labor Day cookout. For lots of food and libations, head to a four-course beer dinner. This week, there are several fun, food events happening in Atlanta, so add one or all three of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Thursday, Aug. 31: For a four-course dinner with beer pairings, head to One Eared Stag. The evening will begin with a reception from 6:30-7:15 p.m. followed by dinner and special brews from partner Blackberry Farms Brewery at 7:30 p.m. A seat at the table is $60, and tickets can be purchased here.
1029 Edgewood Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-525-4479, oneearedstagatl.com.

Friday, Sept. 1: Chef Andy Long of South Main Kitchen will offer smoked seasonal bites cooked from the Big Green Egg and libations will be available at an outdoor bar during a meal and music night. Georgia natives Wes Yoakam and Luna Searles will entertain guests with cover tunes and more. The Friday fun will begin at 8 p.m.
9 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 678-691-4622, southmainkitchen.com

Sunday, Sept. 3: Labor Day weekend calls for a cookout, and Oak Steakhouse and Colletta will team up to host one featuring an all-you-can-eat spread of chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork plus sides including mac and cheese, corn on the cob, beans, potato salad, cornbread and cole slaw. Dessert options will include blueberry cobbler and banana pudding. Kids can opt for corndogs and fries plus snacks from a cotton candy and popcorn machine. Live music and games will round out the event, which will take place from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 6 – 12 years old; children five and under will be free. Click here to purchase tickets.
Colletta, 900 3rd St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8335, collettarestaurant.com.
Oak Steakhouse, 950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8333, oaksteakhouseatlanta.com.

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Labor Day weekend cookout in Alpharetta, beer dinner and more in metro Atlanta this week

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A burger, fries and pint is $15 on Tuesdays at this Old Fourth Ward hotspot

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A burger, fries and pint is $15 on Tuesdays at Serpas True Food. Photo credit: Via Failla, LLC.

Go hungry. Figuratively, though.

Head of over the chef’s counter or bar at Serpas True Food and get a burger, fries and draft pint for $15 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Want more? Pile on short ribs, eggs and more for a nominal upcharge. Available on a first come, first serve basis.
659 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-688-0040, serpasrestaurant.com.

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First Look: Holler & Dash Biscuit House debuts first Atlanta location on Tuesday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Holler and Dash Pork Rambler biscuit (left), Kickback Chicken biscuit (right) and strawberry pineapple Aqua Fresca drink. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Much anticipated and much discussed, Holler & Dash Biscuit House is set open its first Atlanta location at 7 a.m. on Tuesday in the Westside Iron Works adaptive reuse project on Howell Mill Road.

The fast-casual breakfast-lunch-brunch concept from parent company Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. debuted in 2016, and not counting the Atlanta location, it operates four restaurants, between Alabama, Florida and Tennessee, with a Nashville location coming soon.

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Get 43-percent off entrees and wine bottles at this iconic French restaurant in Atlanta

 

To celebrate its 43rd anniversary, diners can get 43-percent off entrees and more at Petite Violette. Photo credit: Randi Tucker.

Petite Violette is celebrating its 43rd anniversary with special people like you. From now through Aug. 31, dinner entrées are 43-percent off with the purchase of one regular price entrée. Additionally, bottles of Nicholas chardonnay and Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon is—you guessed it—43-percent off during lunch and dinner. Valid for dine-in service only; cannot be combined with other offers.

By the way, here’s a little restaurant history: For 42 years, the restaurant was Petite Auberge. In 2017, it merged with another longstanding restaurant, Violette, and voila! the name became one that reflects both French eateries.
2948 Clairmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-634-6268, petiteauberge.com.

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Get 43-percent off entrees and wine bottles at this iconic French restaurant in Atlanta

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Ayinger Brewery, founded in 1878 in the Bavarian village of Aying, 30 minutes from Munich, makes my favorite German beers.

Among its style-defining offerings, Celebrator Doppelbock, Maibock, and its refreshing Bavarian Pils, which I made a Beer Pick in late April, as spring was turning into an early summer.

After a hot and rainy four months, I’m hoping summer will soon be turning into a mild and sunny fall. And with the official start of Oktoberfest a mere three weeks away, I’m thinking about the pleasures of flavorful German Oktoberfest/Märzen-style beers.

I’m not sure how many Oktoberfest ...

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