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Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week 2015

Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, a chance to check out signature dishes from some of the city’s top dining spots at exclusive prices.

From Saturday, July 18th through Sunday, July 26th, more than 35 restaurants will be offering three course prix fixe lunch, brunch or dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

This year’s participating restaurants include Alma Cocina, Asante, Atlanta Grill, BLT Steak, Braves All Star Grill, Café 458, Cuts Steakhouse, Der Biergarten, Fandangles, Fire of Brazil, Game-X, Glenn’s Kitchen, Hard Rock Café Atlanta, Hudson Grille, Jalapeno Charlie’s, Legal Sea Foods, Max Lager’s Wood Fired Grill and Brewery, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, McCormick & Schmidt’s, Meehan’s Public House, Morton’s the Steakhouse, No Mas! Cantina, Pittypat’s Porch Restaurant, Polaris, Poor Calvin’s, Prime Meridian, Ray’s in the City, ROOM at Twelve, STATS, Sway, Terrace Bistro, The Commerce Club, Thrive, Trader Vic’s, Truva, Twenty-Two Storys, Twin Smokers BBQ and White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails.

Click here for a full list of participating restaurants and their menus

Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made online at Open Table or by calling the restaurants directly.

While downtown, take a ride on the Atlanta Streetcar or check out the National Center for Civil and Human Rights or the College Football Hall of Fame.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week is presented by Central Atlanta Progress, a Downtown business association with the mission to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure.

Want to chat with fellow diners or see the latest restaurant week news? Join the conversation by using #DARW2015.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, July 18 through 26, 2015.
atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week

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Twin Smokers BBQ

Twin Smokers Brings BBQ to Downtown Atlanta

With the arrival of Twin Smokers BBQ, there’s now a restaurant for any craving in Downtown Atlanta.

The barbecue and bourbon spot in the Luckie Marietta District is the latest restaurant from Legacy Restaurant Partners, owners of nearby Der Biergarten, Game-X, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria and STATS.

Twin Smokers offers a casual setting that focuses on the food. You place your order at the counter. Tables offer street views or views of the twin smokers – named Elizabeth and Matthew after the owner’s children. While you’re waiting you can check out the “Wood Library,” the restaurant’s collection of Texas mesquite, hickory, white oak and post oak used in the smokers.

Twin Smokers

Daily the chicken, pork and sausages are smoked over hickory and white oak in Elizabeth, and the beef is smoked over Texas mesquite and post oak in Matthew. Using traditional smoking techniques with some modern technology (the smokers have electric thermostats to control the temperature), everything comes out just right.

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Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week 2014

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, a chance to check out signature dishes from some of the city’s top dining spots at exclusive prices.

Downtown Restaurant Week 2014From Saturday, August 9th through Sunday, August 17th, more than 30 restaurants will be offering three course prix fixe lunch, brunch or dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants and their menus

Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made online at Open Table or by calling the restaurants directly.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week is presented by Central Atlanta Progress, a Downtown business association with the mission to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure.

Want to chat with fellow diners or see the latest restaurant week news? Join the conversation by using #DARW2014.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, August 9 through August 17, 2014. atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week

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German Bierfest

German Bierfest Returns on August 23rd

Join Atlantans for an afternoon of traditional beer, food and music at the 11th annual German Bierfest. The event, to be held on Saturday, August 23rd from 2pm to 7pm at Woodruff Park in Downtown, will feature more than 35 authentic German brews.

German BierfestGuests will be able to sample the beers with a commemorative tasting glass. Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzel, sauerkraut, schnitzel and more. There will be live music and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased online at freshtix.com or by calling 678.701.6114. General admission tickets are $40 and include admission into the event, a commemorative German Bierfest sampling glass and all the beer you can safely consume. The ticket price increases to $45 after August 15th. Designated drivers tickets are available for $10.

German BierfestA limited number of private VIP areas are available for groups of 10.  These private tented areas offer seating, access to VIP restrooms and your choice of a German Bier keg for your group.  VIP ticket packages are $1000.  For more details email  info@premiereventslive.com.

The German Bierfest is produced by Premier Events in conjunction with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. Guests enjoying beer samples must have valid photo ID and must be over the age of 21.

11th Annual German Bierfest, Saturday August 23 from 2pm to 7pm, at Woodruff Park, Peachtree Street NE at Edgewood Avenue in Downtown Atlanta. germanbierfest.com

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Celebrating July 4th in Atlanta

Staying in town for Independence Day or visiting the city for the holiday weekend? Here is a roundup on special offerings at Atlanta restaurants, organized by neighborhood.

Scroll to the end for Alpharetta, Avondale Estates, Decatur, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

Buckhead

Del Frisco’s Grille
Overlooking Peachtree Road and Lenox Square Mall, the double-decker patio is the perfect spot to enjoy Fourth of July festivities. After cheering on Peachtree Road Race runners, enjoy brunch favorites like the build-your-own bloody Mary, red velvet Belgian waffle and crab cake benedict from 11am to 3pm. In the evening, take in the red, white and blue fireworks over drinks and dinner.
3376 Peachtree Road, 404.537.2828, delfriscosgrille.com/atlanta

F&B Atlanta
F&B will offer a barbecue that showcases American favorites like beef sliders, macaroni and cheese, potato salad with dill sauce and a festive 4th of July sheet cake while incorporating the restaurant’s signature Belgian-inspired French flair in the French style baby back ribs, grilled corn on the cob with parsley butter sauce and Philippe’s iceberg cup “BLT” salad. The menu will be available for $36 per guest, exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity. Reservations for the barbecue are required.  Located on the first floor of the Ritz Carlton Residences, F&B Atlanta is within walking distance to Lenox Square Mall, so guests can easily take in Atlanta’s most famous firework show after enjoying dinner.
3630 Peachtree Rd NE, 404.254.1797, fandbatl.com

Smokebelly BBQ
Celebrating Independence Day with live music, $5 craft cocktails and $2 PBR cans. The regular menu will be offered.
128 East Andrews Dr NW, 404.848.9100, smokebellybbq.com

Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
Southern Art will be extending brunch on July 4 until 2:30pm and Bourbon Bar will have its weekly All-American Pork & Punch happy hour. From 5 to 8pm chef de cuisine Keoko Turner will be grilling up brats, ground bacon BLT sliders and Coca-Cola glazed BBQ pork rib tips alongside the weekly single-batch seasonal punch bowls mixed by head mixologist Toki Sears. Live music will keep the party going on the terrace overlooking Peachtree Road.
3315 Peachtree Road NE, 404.946.9070, southernart.com

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Downtown Atlanta Pop Up Shops

There’s a new reason to pop up in Downtown Atlanta this summer. On Saturday, June 7th, Central Atlanta Progress will launch the Downtown Pop Up Shops, featuring 14 merchants who will be taking over vacant storefronts along Atlanta’s Streetcar route.

Pop Up ShopsThe shops will feature a diverse range of retailers and artists offering clothing, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, shoes, furniture and home accessories, local goods and more throughout the summer.

Central Atlanta Progress coordinated free space for the selected retailers, and received more than 100 applications to fill the empty storefronts. The chosen merchants received a $500 grant from CAP to kick-start their operations, and will have the option of signing a permanent lease at the end of the three months.

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Where to Celebrate July 4th in Atlanta

fireworksThe Fourth of July is all about fun, friends, fireworks — and food! Whether you’re looking to dine out on Independence Day or want to bring a feast home, here are the top holiday eats in Atlanta.

Buckhead

Southern Art

Outdoor Barbecue: The Southern-inspired restaurant will be hosting a gourmet barbecue outdoors on the patio featuring Memphis-style barbecue, brews and more from noon to 4pm. Be sure to stop by Bourbon Bar to enjoy an All-American tipple.
3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta 30326
(404) 946-9070, southernart.com

Downtown

Game-X

Game-XPlay, Drink and Dine: Finger foods like dead-heat hummus and wings of fortune are available throughout the day. Gamers can play Pac-Man Smash, NBA Hoops and plenty of other favorites. Once the sun sets, guests can watch the fireworks from the city’s new Ferris wheel, SkyWheel Atlanta, conveniently located near Game-X.
275 Baker St NW, Atlanta 30313
(404) 525-0728, gamexatl.com

 

Ventanas

Music and Fireworks: Ventanas is teaming up with Q100 for a night full of music, food and drinks. The $26 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary well drink. The indoor event will keep guests cool while they dance to music played by the night’s DJ. With fireworks at eye level, Ventanas is the premiere location to watch the Atlanta skyline light up. The party starts at 6pm and fireworks will begin as soon as the sun sets. Guests who purchase tickets will also receive a $5 play card to use at Game-X before the event. Call or visit their website to purchase tickets.
275 Baker Street, Atlanta 30313
(404) 766-3867, ventanas.com

Glenwood Park

Gunshow

BBQ to Go: Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow is offering barbecue-to-go packages for four, filled with Southern classics. Dishes include a quart of whole hog, pulled pork and Brunswick stew, a pint of coleslaw, eight buns, dill pickles, saltine crackers and cookies. The cost is $50 plus tax and diners can reserve by Saturday, June 29 to guarantee pickup between noon and 3pm on Thursday, July 4th. A few extra packages will also be available at the restaurant, but reservations are highly recommended.
924 Garrett Street SE, Suite C, Atlanta 30316
(404) 380-1886, gunshowatl.com

Inman Park

The Albert

Dine In and Takeout Rib Special: Guests are invited to enjoy The Albert’s $16 rib special, which includes a full rack with sides of savory creamed corn and baked beans. For those who prefer to celebrate at home, a takeout special will also be available for $30 and includes two full racks of ribs with sides of creamed corn and baked beans. All takeout orders must be placed by July 2nd.
918 Austin Avenue, Atlanta 30307
(404) 872-4990, www.thealbertatlanta.com

Midtown

Cucina Asellina

Cucina AsellinaJuly 4th Edition of POP! Brunch on Sunday, July 7th: Throughout the day guests are invited to relax on Cucina’s scenic, dog-friendly patio while sipping on $4 Tito’s Bacon Bloody Marys and enjoying delicious POP! Brunch menu items like wood fire baked eggs, salmon tartare, housemade yogurt and more, with DJ Dillon spinning tunes.
1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309
(404) 793-0141, togrp.com/togrp-cucina-asellina-atlanta

 

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Free Brunch for Peachtree Runners: Following the Peachtree Road Race at 9am, any participating runner or walker that brings in their race number will receive their meal free of charge.
817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta 30308
(404) 815-9243, www.cypressbar.com

 

Marlow’s Tavern

Red, White and Brew Menu: Now through Monday, July 29th, a selection of patriotic plates, hand-crafted cocktails and local brews are available to diners. The “Red, White and Brew” menu celebrates summer in the U.S.A. with dishes and beverages like the beach house bruschetta and the summertime watermelon margarita. The restaurant is also hosting the Fourth Annual Marlow’s Tavern Grilling Recipe Contest, where grill-masters can submit their best recipe for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other prizes.
950 West Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta 30309
(404) 815-0323, marlowstavern.com

 

Olmstead

Celebrate Early: Atlantans can rise and shine for a tasty day to celebrate America and the Peachtree Road Race. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys will be offered for $14, while an a la carte menu will be served starting at 7am.
1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309
(404) 443-8431, olmstedatl.com

 

Rí Rá Irish Pub

The Great Guinness Road Race Giveaway: Starting at 9am, the Irish Pub will featuring 5-cent pints of Guinness for Peachtree Road Race competitors (first 90 pints, max two pints per runner), 20% off food for all and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
1080 Peachtree St NE #1, Atlanta 30309
(404) 477-1700, www.rira.com/atlanta

 

Woody’s

Open Early for the Race: Woody’s will open at 7am on the 4th to serve those running and watching the Peachtree Road Race. Woody’s will be serving its All-American menu of Philly-style cheesesteaks and other submarine sandwiches, hot dogs and potato chips, with locally brewed SweetWater 420 and Red Hare beer on tap, premium ice cream for shakes or splits and frozen treats from the King of Pops. Starting on the 4th Woody’s will begin serving Frozen Pints.
981 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta 30308
(404) 876-1939, woodys.com

Morningside

Woodfire Grill

Annual BBQ & Beer Party: Executive Chef Tyler Williams of Woodfire Grill is preparing a star-studded barbecue feast on Wednesday, July 3 from 5:30 to 11pm. Guests can load up their plates with watermelon, skillet cornbread with butter, pork butt, chicken thigh and beef brisket served with Carolina mustard vinegar, pepper vinegar and sweet Memphis-style sauces. All-American sides include coleslaw, potato salad, deviled eggs and green beans with bacon. Pastry Chef Karie Brown is preparing peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. SweetWater 420 drafts are available for $6 and proceeds from sales are being donated to “Save the Hooch,” a campaign started by Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewery in 2005 to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed. The cost is $38 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required and seating is limited.
1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta 30324
(404) 347-9055, woodfiregrill.com

Virginia Highland

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

Sixth Annual Go Whole Hog or Go Home Fourth of July Party: For $15 guests can enjoy a meat-and-three meal for lunch or dinner. The Backyard Beer Olympics starts at 3pm and games include Ping-Pong, ladder toss, cornhole and darts. Registration for teams of two is free, and over $500 in prizes is up for grabs.
794 N Highland Ave NE  Atlanta 30306
(404) 876-7249, atkinspark.com

 

D.B.A Barbecue

Fourth of July Catering Packages: Looking for a way to enjoy an All-American backyard barbecue without the hassle of cooking? This 4th of July let D.B.A. Barbecue cater your cookout. Call or visit their website to place an order for a catering package that includes:

DBA barbecue• The Smoked Chicken Wings Platter: With Blue Cheese and Celery Plain, BBQ, Buffalo, or Lemon Pepper. 50 wings for $45; 75 wings for $60; 100 wings for $80; and 250 wings for $190.
The Big Game Platter: Two pounds of pulled pork, Boiled Peanuts, 50 wings, and one full rack of individually cut Spare Ribs. Feeds 4 for $75.
Smoke-n-fried Chicken: Smoked then battered and fried chicken. Twelve pieces with 4 muffins, any two sides and banana pudding. Feeds 4 for $45.
Tailgate Package: 4 pounds pulled pork, 4 racks spare ribs, 4 bone in chickens, 3 quarts baked beans, 3 quarts potato salad, 3 quarts coleslaw, 3 quarts banana pudding, with sternos and stands. Feeds 15 for $250.

SweetWater Tap Takeover: Beginning on July 4th at 11:30am, D.B.A. will host a SweetWater Tap Takeover through July 7th, featuring SweetWater 420, IPA, Blue, LowRYEder, Georgia Brown, Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, and Road Trip. On July 5th, 10% of all dine-in sales will benefit SweetWater’s Chattahoochee Riverkeeper efforts.
1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta 30306
(404) 249-5000, www.dbabarbecue.com

West Midtown

Bone Lick BBQ

Red, White + ‘Cue: Bone Lick BBQ is excited to invite friends and fellow barbecue aficionados to the inaugural edition of their Fourth of July Rooftop BBQ Bonanza. The special event, featuring live music, a whole hog roast, kiddie pools and more, will kick off atop the Apex building at 12pm. As guests sip on ice-cold brews, Chef Mike LaSage will serve up his award winning ‘cue, complete with all of the fixings. Red White + ‘Cue attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a Twinkie eating competition for the chance to win a variety of prizes courtesy of PBR and Bone Lick BBQ. When the sun sets, guests will experience 360-degree views of some of Atlanta’s best fireworks displays. Ample parking is available on the street and in a large parking deck accessible by an entrance located between Slice and Bone Lick BBQ.
1133 Huff Road NW, Atlanta 30318
(404) 343-6574, www.bonelickbarbecue.com

Decatur

No. 246

Table Tennis & Tipples: Guests are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a day of Ping-Pong and drink specials. The lunch menu will be served from 11am to 7pm and includes pizza, salads and sandwiches
129 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur 30030
(678) 399-8246, no246.com

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week

Mark your calendars for the annual Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, a chance to check out some of the top dining spots in the heart of the city that kicks off later this month.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant WeekFrom Saturday, July 27th through Sunday, August 4th more than 35 restaurants will be offering three course prix fixe lunch, brunch or dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Click here to see the participating restaurants and their menus

Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the restaurant or by clicking here to book online at Open Table.

Coming up later this year is Midtown Atlanta Restaurant Week, taking place Saturday, September 7th through Sunday, September 15th.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, July 27 through August 4, 2013.

Game-X: Fun, Food & Drinks in Downtown Atlanta

Atlantans and visitors will soon have a new place to play in downtown’s Luckie Marietta District: Game-X, opening Friday, March 29th.

Game-XThe Amateur Gastronomer got a sneak peek at the 12,000 square-foot spot Tuesday night. Part arcade, part bar and restaurant, Game-X offers the latest in high-tech gaming along with classics like skee-ball, basketball free throw and air hockey.

Once you purchase an “X-Card” you can swipe and play. The card keeps track of how many tickets you’ve won. In addition to toys and electronics, you can redeem tickets for prizes in the Luckie Marietta District including restaurant gift cards and hotel stays. There’s even a helicopter ride for four that you can get for 100,000 tickets.

Game-X is located across from the Georgia Aquarium, with large windows that offer views of Centennial Park. In addition to beer, wine and cocktails, Game-X offers a menu of fast-casual American fare.

Game-X, 275 Baker Street Suite B, Atlanta 30313. 404-525-0728
Open Monday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm and Sunday from 11am to 9pm. Guests must be at least 21 years of age after 9pm.