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Featured food events in metro Atlanta Oct. 17 – 21 

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Oct. 17 – 21 

Guests will sample an array of food and drink at the annual Taste of Atlanta festival. For a five-course bourbon dinner, head to Buckhead. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time. Wednesday, Oct.
Here’s how to get a free slice of pizza in metro Atlanta today

Here’s how to get a free slice of pizza in metro Atlanta today

The best things, like comfort food, are free.   Villa Italian Kitchen is hosting its ninth annual Have a Slice Day and guests can receive a free slice of cheese pizza by visiting freesliceday.com and downloading a coupon. This offer is valid today only. Villa Italian Kitchen at Sugarloaf Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville.
Learn to make Varuni Napoli’s potato croquettes

Learn to make Varuni Napoli’s potato croquettes

Potato croquettes sound like something from a century ago, but the Panzerotti at Varuni Napoli in Morningside is an appetizer that is light years ahead of anything my grandmother would have made. Will they share the recipe? — Claudia Kopler, Atlanta Potato croquettes are indeed an old-fashioned treat.
Make great cheese, no cow needed

Make great cheese, no cow needed

There’s no question Atlanta loves cheese. More than 2,500 people attended The Cheese Fest at Old Fourth Ward Park in late September. They enjoyed an abundance of cheese with more than 75 vendors serving up everything from tiny cubes to big wedges of cheese from the folks at Murray’s. For us cheese connoisseurs, it was nirvana. Nibble, chat, move on to the next cheese maker.
Local flavor takes this chain treat to the next level

Local flavor takes this chain treat to the next level

Some chain restaurants try to improve the odds of success by going as local as possible. They put up art that references local schools or sports teams, donate to local charities, and are neighborly toward their immediate community. And, if possible, they use local ingredients.
Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace open at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace open at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

A second Food Network star has staked his claim to a spot in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace opened on Concourse B last week. The eatery will celebrate its official grand opening at 11 a.m. next Tuesday. Cat Cora, another chef who found stardom on Food Network, has Cat Cora’s Kitchen on Concourse A.
Legal Sea Foods closing its only Atlanta location 

Legal Sea Foods closing its only Atlanta location 

A seafood restaurant with one of the best views of the city is closing its doors by the end of the year. Legal Sea Foods opened its only Atlanta location in 2008 in the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown at 275 Baker St. NW. It’s set to close Dec. 18, What Now Atlanta first reported.
Buy This: Three reasons to visit Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta  

Buy This: Three reasons to visit Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta  

Plaza Fiesta, near the intersection of Buford Highway and Clairmont Road, offers 350,000 square feet of shopping and eating. We did the research for you, finding delicious treats we think you’ll enjoy eating there or will want to take home. Our three recommendations are all conveniently located around the mall’s main food court.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to Brookhaven and more dining news from the week

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to Brookhaven and more dining news from the week

These are the stories that lit up the metro Atlanta dining scene this week:  Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is expected to open in the TOWN Brookhaven development next year, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. It will be the first Georgia location for the Michigan-based business, and will take the place of Copper Coin Coffee, which closed its doors last year.
Love apricot? Try Orpheus Fruits of Pomona

Love apricot? Try Orpheus Fruits of Pomona

Orpheus Fruits of Pomona Orpheus Brewing, Atlanta Limited availability on draft and in 6-pack cans. This new limited release beer from Orpheus was conceived by founder and brewmaster Jason Pellett with Hop City Craft Beer & Wine founder Kraig Torres. Pellet is known for Belgian-style saisons, and sour and wild beers. And Torres is a self-described “sucker for apricot beers.
2018 Taste of Atlanta brings bites from around town to 1 place

2018 Taste of Atlanta brings bites from around town to 1 place

Celebrating its 17th year, Taste of Atlanta returns to Historic Fourth Ward Park, and more than 90 metro Atlanta restaurants will serve up all sorts of signature bites over the weekend of Oct. 19-21, as crowds gather to eat, drink and mingle outdoors. “Our move to Fourth Ward Park was great last year,” said Taste of Atlanta founder Dale DeSena.
Popular Decatur coffee shop to open second location

Popular Decatur coffee shop to open second location

Get ready for a hit of caffeine, Tucker. The Corner Cup, which opened in 2016 at 2625 Lawrenceville Hwy in Decatur, is set to open a second location at 2380 Main St. in Tucker, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported. The space was formerly home to Tucker Main Street Barber Shop.
Nicolas Bour to return to Serenbe, will open two new restaurants

Nicolas Bour to return to Serenbe, will open two new restaurants

A familiar face is returning to Serenbe, and he’ll be introducing two new restaurants to the community. Nicolas Bour will serve as executive chef and VP of Food and Beverage over all Serenbe Hospitality restaurant concepts including The Farmhouse, The Hill and Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop.
Check out the menu for Dog Towne Franks, now open in Decatur

Check out the menu for Dog Towne Franks, now open in Decatur

Hot dog -- there’s a new spot for hot dogs and sausages with a high-end twist in Decatur. Dog Towne Franks which started as food truck The Pup Truck eight years ago, opened last week at 307 College Ave., in a space previously occupied by Venezuelan restaurant Arepa Mia, which moved to Avondale Estates.
This new Grant Park restaurant offers $4 beer every Friday

This new Grant Park restaurant offers $4 beer every Friday

Kick off the weekend with a happy hour drink special.    Full Commission, a new restaurant and bar in Grant Park, offers $4 beer from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. Bring friends, kick back, relax and feel satisfied that you can start the weekend by saving on drinks.
Move over Shirley Temples and sweet mocktails 

Move over Shirley Temples and sweet mocktails 

There is a paradigm shift in the drinking world, as people become increasingly mindful of consumption habits and seek alternatives.  Enter Seedlip, the world’s first distilled nonalcoholic spirit.
Love food and beer? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Love food and beer? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Hungry or thirsty? There are plenty of events to check out and new restaurants to try this weekend in metro Atlanta. Celebrate Oktoberfest at Old Fourth Ward Park during this three-day event running Oct. 12-14. Look for German beers, craft beer from Bell's Brewing, German food, live music, games and Oktoberfest-themed activities including a Stein Hoisting Contest, Brat Toss and Keg Roll Racing.
Get details on the newest restaurants open at Alpharetta City Center

Get details on the newest restaurants open at Alpharetta City Center

Alpharetta City Center, a 26-acre mixed use district in the heart of Alpharetta’s downtown historic district, is taking shape with the opening of two more restaurants.  Citizen Soul, a neighborhood restaurant serving modern American pub fare and specializing in artisanal cocktails, wine and craft beer, opened this week.
Review: Cousins Maine Lobster underwhelms at Lenox Square

Review: Cousins Maine Lobster underwhelms at Lenox Square

A few years ago, I ordered a steamed lobster at a little New England fish market and ate it outside on a pier, looking out at the same water the crustacean had been pulled from. It wasn’t a luxurious meal in any of the traditional ways.
Review: Eat like a Mexican emperor on a dime at La Imperial in Norcross

Review: Eat like a Mexican emperor on a dime at La Imperial in Norcross

La Imperial Tortilleria y Rostiseria (you will also find it online as Tortilleria Avorrate Imperial) is a one-stop shop in Norcross for all things Mexican. It is a tortilla and tamale factory, bakery, hot food buffet, maker of agua fresca and mini grocery.
Dining With the Stars: Frank Ski’s favorite Atlanta restaurants

Dining With the Stars: Frank Ski’s favorite Atlanta restaurants

Welcome to Dining With the Stars, a feature in which Atlanta notables walk us through their dream food day in the metro area.  We recently met up with V-103 radio personality Frank Ski for lunch at The Palm in The Westin Buckhead, one of his favorite spots to celebrate a special occasion. “We do that a lot, so I’m here about once a month,” Ski said.
Atlanta chefs find success beyond restaurants

Atlanta chefs find success beyond restaurants

You won’t find Jenn Robbins or Sarah Dodge in a restaurant kitchen, working the line from 4 p.m. to midnight, or in the pastry kitchen every day at 5 a.m. Instead, you can find Robbins, 34, spending Saturday mornings at a local farmers market.
Learn to make Century House Tavern’s apple puree

Learn to make Century House Tavern’s apple puree

A few weeks ago, a few friends and I had lunch at Century House Tavern in Woodstock. We tried a variety of their meats and cheeses. The plate was served with several tasty additions. One of those was a delicious variation on traditional apple butter made with red wine. We liked it so much, it was the first thing to disappear from the plate.
Atlanta Pride 2018 specials, deals and parties

Atlanta Pride 2018 specials, deals and parties

HRC at Empire State South. The HRC will host its 17th annual Pride Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14. The $100 tickets include two hours of bottomless brunch cocktails, a Southern brunch catered by Empire State South, music and view of the Pride Parade.  The Hideaway.  Watch the Pride Parade live Oct.
Todd Richards opening barbecue restaurant in Westview

Todd Richards opening barbecue restaurant in Westview

Atlanta chef Todd Richards is about to add even more to his already full proverbial plate. Richards, along with Jackmont Hospitality, for which he serves as culinary director, is developing a barbecue restaurant in Atlanta’s Westview neighborhood.
Featured food events in metro Atlanta Oct. 10 – 15 

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Oct. 10 – 15 

Two companies team up for an outdoor anniversary at Ponce City Market. Love the Falcons? One restaurant gets into game action with a pig roast inclusive of an all-you-can-eat option. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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, Oct.
Better Half is closing this month

Better Half is closing this month

Home Park restaurant Better Half announced via email and on its social media accounts yesterday that it will shut its doors at the end of the month. Chef Zach Meloy and his wife Cristina opened Better Half at 349 14th St. NW in December 2013. The pair previously ran the supper club PushStart Kitchen and went brick-and-mortar with the help of funds raised with a Kickstarter campaign.
First Look: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse debuts at Park Center in Dunwoody

First Look: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse debuts at Park Center in Dunwoody

The death of the great American steakhouse has been perennially exaggerated, it seems. Witness the number of meat-centered restaurant openings around metro Atlanta in the past year or so, including Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs, C. Ellet’s at The Battery, Little Alley Steak in Buckhead, and Arnette’s Chop Shop in Brookhaven.
Former Waffle House exec to open Suwanee eatery

Former Waffle House exec to open Suwanee eatery

A former Waffle House executive is expanding his “feel better food” concept with a second metro Atlanta location. Carl Smith is set to open Huskers Cafe in Suwanee Crossroads Shopping Plaza at 3255 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road on Oct. 16. The first location opened in August 2016 in Stone Mountain.
Buy This: Three tasty reasons to make a trip to Oakland Cemetery

Buy This: Three tasty reasons to make a trip to Oakland Cemetery

Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery is a city of Atlanta park supported by the Historic Oakland Foundation. The foundation runs a museum shop in the cemetery’s Bell Tower and there you’ll find an ever-changing assortment of items related to cemeteries and Atlanta history. We went searching for things to punch up our Halloween.
This Ponce City Market restaurant offers deals starting at $1 every day

This Ponce City Market restaurant offers deals starting at $1 every day

Head here for happy hour deals starting at a buck.   Brezza Cucina recently debuted a burrata and raw bar menu featuring hand-pulled Italian burrata, Gulf oysters on the half shell and crudo. Dishes on the burrata and raw bar menus are half off and oysters are $1 each during happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every day.    
PHOTOS: Pork skin nachos, pimento cheese fritters among Braves post-season options 

PHOTOS: Pork skin nachos, pimento cheese fritters among Braves post-season options 

The Braves are in the thick of taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, and to celebrate the postseason, SunTrust Park is adding several new food and beverage options to its culinary roster. Sports service provider Delaware North will debut nine new choices during Game 3 of the NLDS -- the first Braves playoff home game -- on Oct. 7.
Greens & Gravy owner to open Soul Crab and more dining news from the week

Greens & Gravy owner to open Soul Crab and more dining news from the week

Darius Williams -- who opened the popular Greens & Gravy last year in Westview -- is poised to open his second restaurant next month. Soul Crab will be located at 3725 Main St. in College Park, in the space previously occupied by Radial Cafe, What Now Atlanta first reported.
Review: Mushi Ni stands out in East Atlanta

Review: Mushi Ni stands out in East Atlanta

It sometimes seems that every new restaurant in Atlanta is another million dollar expansion of a restaurant group in yet another multi-million-dollar development. That isn’t quite true. With the high rent and high cost of doing business, though, it can be quite hard for a young chef just starting out today.
Food Tour: Hard-to-find Chinese delicacies make Jusgo Food Court a star

Food Tour: Hard-to-find Chinese delicacies make Jusgo Food Court a star

When it comes to dining out, few sights are less appealing to me than food-court steam tables. From malls to airports, I’ve had my fill of geriatric green beans, crusty-topped mac and cheese, soggy fried chicken. I feel nothing but pity for people whose job is to mind the hot bar for approaching customers: They see you coming, then stir, stir, stir.
Restaurant to open in Harp Transmission building in Grant Park

Restaurant to open in Harp Transmission building in Grant Park

The long-empty building that previously house a car transmission business will soon find new life as a bar and restaurant in Grant Park. The Harp Transmission building at 350 Memorial Drive will become The Harp, What Now Atlanta first reported.  The restaurant will be owned and operated by Charlotte chef Jarrett Gray and his sister, longtime Atlanta resident Joy Gray Prince.
Beef meets cherry, sweet potato and more in these meat protein bars

Beef meets cherry, sweet potato and more in these meat protein bars

Looking for protein that packs a punch? Whole30-approved DNX bars combine meat with some interesting flavors for a low-carb snack.  We tried a grass-fed beef bar with sweet potato and pecan and one with dark cacao, cherry and coconut, as well as a free range chicken peri peri-style bar -- watch the video above to find out what we thought.
Made in Georgia: Meal kit company looks to help Atlanta farmers

Made in Georgia: Meal kit company looks to help Atlanta farmers

Lots of people are thinking about the future of dinner in America. One of them is Judith Winfrey, president of 5-year-old PeachDish, an Atlanta-based meal kit company that reports it spent $1.6 million with local farmers and food producers in 2017. “My passion is good food and getting good food to people,” Winfrey said.
How to capture allure of Lure’s Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies

How to capture allure of Lure’s Vidalia Onion Hush Puppies

Lure’s executive chef Mike Manley gladly supplied this recipe. It was created by David Bradley, Lure’s opening chef, back in 2013. They’re a guest favorite, and Manley enjoys them as much as Lure’s diners do. They’re listed as a side dish and come six to an order. We’ve cut the recipe by about half in order to make something a little more sized for home cooks.
Get ready for Super Bowl LIII with Taste of the NFL’s Party With a Purpose

Get ready for Super Bowl LIII with Taste of the NFL’s Party With a Purpose

Super Bowl LIII is still a few months away, but there’s already a way to get in on the action. Tickets are on sale for the 28th annual Party With a Purpose, put on by Taste of the NFL, a nonprofit dedicated to hunger relief. The party will be held on Super Bowl eve, Saturday, Feb.
Featured food events in metro Atlanta Oct. 2 – 7 

Featured food events in metro Atlanta Oct. 2 – 7 

Two establishments team up for nightly pop-up dinners this week. Head to Alpharetta for a Big Green Egg demonstration plus a bevy of bites from the tasting menu. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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 Oct.
Try these 5 potato-less fries from metro Atlanta restaurants

Try these 5 potato-less fries from metro Atlanta restaurants

We love a classic, perfectly fried and salted French fry as much as the next guy, but if you’re starting to feel like spuds are duds, there are other ways to get your fry fix at metro Atlanta restaurants, sans potato.  Avocado Fries at ATL Taco.
Get Vietnamese food, poké at new Midtown restaurants

Get Vietnamese food, poké at new Midtown restaurants

A new restaurant in Midtown is satisfying cravings for both pho and poké.  Fish Bowl Poké and Dua Vietnamese’s first combination restaurant opened this week at 77 12th St. in Midtown, in the retail portion of high-rise property 77 12th. The 2,622 square-foot space is the sixth location for Fish Bowl Poké and the fifth for Dua.
Find this uniquely messy — and tasty — sandwich on Buford Highway

Find this uniquely messy — and tasty — sandwich on Buford Highway

I’m a firm believer that sandwich messiness and tastiness are correlated. Sandwiches tend to be at their best when their elements somewhat blend together, and you can’t tell where one layer ends and the next one begins. Dry sandwiches are as disappointing as a wet sock.  That’s why I was delighted to be introduced to the pambazo at Tortas Factory del D.F. on Buford Highway....
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