Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Peep the ‘All Together’ movement in the beer industry!

Other Half Brewing has hundreds of fellow breweries providing relief to struggling hospitality workers worldwide!

Ayyyyyyo!

How have my people been doing during this incredibly challenging time? I hope all is well.

Over here, I’ve been maintaining and staying hella busy while adjusting to this new lifestyle we have been forced to endure in 2020. While my posts on Twitter and especially Instagram have been fairly routine, keeping this website updated based on weekly occurrences has been an interesting task to maintain. Regardless, when something of great magnitude comes into my lap—particularly in the brewing industry—I have to show love.

Enter: All Together
This movement truly hits home. Initiated by Brooklyn’s own Other Half Brewing, they have invited breweries around the world to make a beer loosely based around an “open-source” IPA recipe, and then can and sell their interpretation with the goal of contributing a significant portion of the proceeds to support “hospitality professionals in each brewery’s own community” according to what they sent me directly. As of this posting, check out how many participants globally have joined the cause. Whoa!
In my home state of Georgia, numerous breweries have jumped on board, including a few delicious joints I’ve had the pleasure to sip including Halfway Crooks, Creature Comforts, Wild Heaven, Sceptre, Six Bridges, Georgia Beer, Pontoon, Southbound, Two Tides, Chattabrewchee and my homies at Service Brewing. This is not only dope, but truly necessary and I applaud everyone who has taken part.
Please hit up the link for more information here: All Together.

Support, stay healthy, and maintain. We will all get through this.

Your Bro,

Ale

Monday, March 16, 2020

Steer Me! Car Reviews Part 5: 2020 models making their presence

Subaru and Mercedes-Benz make sure this year is one of their best! 
With 2020 reaching its, well, eventful first quarter, carmakers Subaru and Mercedes-Benz show no signs of complacency with new additions to their already revered portfolio. You know my contributors and I do our best to let you know what the best new options are for the road while exploring the world on four wheels, so here we go:

Subaru
2020 Subaru Outback Limited XT
Besides Subaru’s noteworthy loyalty of their customer base, corporations have made especially the Outback model one of the short list of car options to use for work. Why? Along with the carmaker’s remarkable reputation for reliability over the years, the value, road adaptability, customer service, and practicality have always kept the brand in high regards.
Well now, the sixth generation of the Outback SUV not only sports subtle physical changes sitting on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, but substantial upgrades in the technology department, including the STARLINK 11.6-inch multimedia touchscreen; across-the-board smartphone integration; and DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System to ensure eyes are kept where they’re supposed be and combat fatigue. We also love the leather-adorned interior; dual USB ports for the rear console; Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity; Lineartronic CVT; hands-free power rear gate; and All-Weather package to make sure we combat any inclement environs confidently. All in all, this midsize SUV is a winner with a very fair price tag around $38K.
Keep the subcompact 2020 Crosstrek and Legacy sedan in mind as well. In an extremely popular segment, the Crosstrek model is one of the most comfortable, spacious, and generous cargo spaces when it comes to packing for long trips. An advanced, yet user-friendly infotainment system seals the deal to make it one of the most sound decisions when purchasing a new auto.
The 2020 Legacy has added some extra muscle.

The top-of-the-line 2020 Legacy Limited XT also makes an impression, boasting not only the new, aforementioned STARLINK touchscreen and similar XT benefits, but also LED steering responsive headlights, increased passenger legroom, and a muscle-flexing 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER DOHC engine pumping out up to 260 horses. Even with the power boost, this sedan still averages 27 miles per gallon combined.
Also note that Subaru proudly announces that their Legacy and Outback are built on the “Subaru Global Platform, which offers increased safety, dynamics and quietness as well as reduced noise, vibration and harshness” for the win, according to their website.
For more information on Subaru’s game-changing 2020 models, visit Subaru.com.


Mercedes-Benz

2020 Mercedes GLE350 4Matic SUV
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic SUV is as stunning on the road as it is on the showroom floor. This head turner garnered attention at stoplights and in parking lots throughout Atlanta as I drove the Brilliant Blue Metallic beauty through the streets. With 24-hour roadside assistance, advanced airbag protection system and the Pre-Safe Predictive Occupant Protection System, that prepares and protects the vehicle and passengers before an accident takes place. Using the sensors placed strategically throughout the vehicle, the system senses when an unavoidable collision is about to take place and will begin tightening seat belts, closing windows, and adjusting head restraints to protect passengers.
I felt very safe in this vehicle whether riding alone or with friends and family. With a 2.0 Inline turbo engine and 255 horsepower with 273 lbs. of torque, this car was just as dynamic under the hood as it is inside the vehicle. Further regarding the interior, Mercedes brings their traditional luxury standard with the soft black Nappa leather seats and a natural grain oak interior wood trim; 12.3 wide screen display; touchpad with Apple Car Play and Android Auto with full Bluetooth capabilities; heated and ventilated front seats; and heated steering wheel. Pampering optional features include the 20-inch, 5-spoke wheels with black accents; heated rear seats; surround sound and view system; four-zone automatic climate control; and soft-close doors. With a combined city and highway of 22 miles per gallon, this luxurious vehicle does not skimp on the amenities and ensures a great driving experience. But then again, that’s what Mercedes-Benz has provided us for decades.

For more information, visit Mbusa.com.
- Andrea Janise 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Nappy Roots Returns and Arches Brewery relaunch Kentucky Mud Chocolate Milk Stout!


Now Available on tap and in cans today, March 14, from 1 pm–9 pm!
Yooooooooo!
If you don’t know by this point, get a late pass: The Nappy Roots are not only my brothers who rep ATL and their home state of Kentucky to the fullest, but they truly give a shit about craft beer.
Since they reached out to me for their first collaboration with Monday Night years ago to witness their hands-on brewing, their dedication has increased tremendously by traveling throughout the U.S. and making beer with some of the best breweries out there. And you know what? Every single one of their liquid concoctions has been impressive. Now it’s time for a relaunch of an extremely popular one they did alongside the burgeoning Arches Brewing out of Hapeville, Georgia—the limited-edition Kentucky Mud Nitro Chocolate Milk Stout at 6.6%—on tap and in cans today, Saturday, March 14, from 1 pm–9 pm.
The Nappy Roots’ collective taste in beer is no joke; this is not a gimmick what they’re doing. Their passion is genuine. Come support. Plain and simple. Below is the official press release. See you at Arches!
Ale
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Grammy-Nominated Nappy Roots Returns to Arches Brewery With Their Craft Beer Collaboration Now Available in Cans

Kentucky Mud recognizes the band’s historical roots; Launch event March 14

Grammy-nominated Nappy Roots and Arches Brewery are hosting a one-day craft beer event on Saturday, March 14 from 1 pm – 9 pm, to celebrate the limited-edition beer relaunch of Kentucky Mud – a brewery-only release available on tap and in cans. The stout celebrates the band’s historical roots, being founded in Kentucky and settling in Atlanta.

The band will be onsite to meet fans at Arches Brewery (3361 Dogwood Dr., Hapeville) for a day of sharing beers with friends, staying warm by the fire pits, and enjoying food from Good Azz Food. At 6 pm, the evening events will continue with the opening of Arches Brewing’s second art exhibition of the 2020 season (“Looking for the Southeast”) that will be accompanied by live music from The Human DJ.

“We are excited to sit back with our fans to relax and enjoy the day drinking a beer we are very proud of creating,” said Skinny Deville, one of the founding members of Nappy Roots. “Having our creation back in stock at Arches is dope and we’re excited that craft beer fans will be able to take some home since it will now be available in cans.”

Kentucky Mud is a creatively brewed Nitro Chocolate Milk Stout with an ABV of 6.6%. Its foundation is rich and chocolaty, accompanied by sweet nutty flavors. The light roasted notes are layered with the addition of lactose, which brings a frothy creaminess. A generous dose of cocoa nibs and bourbon-soaked vanilla beans put the final touch on this adventurous style.


The band began experimenting with their home brewery, Atlantucky, which fermented their passion for microbrewing. During the past several years, they have mass-produced numerous beers across the country. In addition, the group is in the initial stages of developing a reality show that will follow the band as they visit craft breweries in markets they perform.

 

The Nappy Roots were nominated for two American Music Awards (AMA) in 2003: Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Hip-Hop/R&B and Favorite New Artist – Hip-Hop/R&B. That same year, they were also nominated for Best New Artist at the Soul Train Award. In 2011, Southern Entertainment Awards nominated their album The Pursuit of Nappyness for Album of the Year. The band’s most recent album, Another 40 Akerz, was released in 2017. 

 

For more information, please visit www.nappyroots.com or www.archesbrewing.com.

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Peep my new article for Thrillist on Black-owned breweries!

Thrillist provides the opportunity to give this issue more light and I happily jumped on it.


Peace Fam.

Here is my latest piece and I hope you dig it. I am already getting a lot of feedback since waking up this morning and getting a sea of texts about it. It's rewarding to say the least, but the grand prize is giving Black breweries some love in such a major media resource like Thrillist. I want to thank Food & Drink Editor Adriana Valez for providing the opportunity to make it happen, along with everyone who helped me put this article together.
I will say that I am certain there are more breweries out there that may not have been mentioned in the article, so please send me your info so that the list will be even more complete in the future. And for those that were mentioned, keep on pushing. Craft beer is for everyone.
Everyone.

Your bro,
Ale




Tuesday, February 11, 2020

More dope happenings for VDay and beyond in ATL!

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or simply dope happenings around Atlanta, here are more great options to consider!
(Xoxolatl pictured above is just one of the many
who will make sure you're good in February.)

Yep! Like I said, I got you! These great deals, events and retail items are all happening during the month of February! Get it in!

Cheers!

Ale
99 Krog St NE


Available through February – Lost-n-Found Youth Trio

Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is teaming up with Lost-n-Found Youth, a local nonprofit that exists to end homelessness for LGBTQ+ youth, throughout the month of February to launch the Lost-n-Found Youth Trio, a special chocolate bundle featuring three of the shop’s most beloved bars: Ripple Effect, Peru 70% Single Origin and Kissed Mermaids.

The Lost-n-Found Youth Trio is available for purchase through the end of the month at xocolatlchocolate.com or at Xocolatl’s micro-factory at Krog Street Market. For every set sold at $25, Xocolatl will donate 30 percent of its proceeds to the charity.

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1073 Green St (Roswell) / 160 N Main Street (Alpharetta)




Through February - Red Envelope Promotion

Back by popular demand for a second year, Monkey 68 and sister restaurant Monkey 68 Kitchen & Bar in Alpharetta have brought back the red envelope! Throughout the month of February, guests who dine at either restaurant will be handed a sealed red envelope at the end of the meal that holds a special offer to open with their server at their next visit. Prizes include a free signature sushi roll for each month of 2020, a free cocktail for each month of 2020, 20 percent off one visit, a free appetizer and two grand prizes for the luckiest - dinner for a party of 10 or a chef-prepared omakase dinner for two. All envelopes are redeemable through the end of 2020.

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50 S Main St. (Alpharetta)

Six Alpharetta City Center restaurants, including Holmes, Lapeer and South Main Kitchen, are teaming up to host a Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on February 22nd! Festivities will include Nola-inspired cocktails and bites at each restaurant, in addition to Mardi Gras beads, dancing, live music in the South Main Kitchen alley, and more. Tickets ($50) are available here.

 
Every Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm – Brunch at Holmes

Every Sunday, Executive Chef Taylor Neary serves a brunch menu from 11:30am-2:30pm. Served alongside the restaurant’s regular lunch menu, specials for the next few Sundays include:



  • Huevos Rancheros - Crispy corn tortilla, refried black beans, eggs sunny side up, pico de gallo, Mexican crema, cotija cheese and tajin
     

  • Proper breakfast - Marinated 7-oz New York strip, eggs a la carte, cheesy hash browns and jalapeño cream
     

  • Brunswick Stew - New York strip, chicken, pulled pork, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, smokey broth and sourdough toast
     
    Advance reservations can be placed over the phone or on Resy here.
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    6330 Halcyon Way, Suite 740 (Alpharetta)
    Now Available – New Menu Items
    Tocayo, the fast-casual taco stand inside the food hall at Halcyon, is now serving new menu items including a Burrito with organic rice, heirloom pinto beans, street corn, housemade cheese, tomato, cilantro, onion and garlic crema; Quesadillas with chicken, pork, steak or fish; and Housemade Queso. In addition, the Taco Plate - served with choice of three tacos - now includes rice and beans. View the full menu here
     
    *NEW* Every Tuesday – Half-Priced Taco Tuesday
    Every Tuesday, enjoy half-off tacos from Tocayo. Selections include: 

  • Steak with onion & cilantro
  • Chicken with onion & cilantro
  • Pork with grilled pineapple, onion & cilantro
  • Fish with roasted chile, cabbage, garlic crema, cilantro & star dust
  • Mushroom with poblano, garlic crema, queso fresco, onion & cilantro
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    299 N. Highland Ave.
    Sat., Feb. 29, 6:30pm - 1:30am – Atlanta United FC Season Opener Watch Party
    Hampton + Hudson is one of three locations hosting an official season opener watch party with Atlanta United FC’s pub partnership program. To kick off the season, they’re throwing a watch party complete with beer and food specials, a DJ, Atlanta United swag and raffle prizes, patio games and more. Plus, the Atlanta United Street Team will be onsite hosting fun activities. Starting at 8pm, the match will be played on all TVs at the restaurant (with sound!), and afterward, the party will continue with post-match revelry including a live DJ until 1am and late night bites until 1:30am.
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    675 Ponce de Leon Ave.
    Everyday, 3-6pm – Brezza Adds $2 E.L. McIntosh & Son Oysters to Happy Hour Menu
    Brezza Cucina's daily happy hour offers guests $6 seasonal burrata dishes and $2 oysters sourced from E.L. McIntosh & Son oysters, a minority- and family-owned oyster farm in Harris Neck, Georgia that sells their oysters in only a handful of Atlanta restaurants.
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    656 N. Highland Ave.


    Mon., Feb. 24, 6pm until Sold Out – Ramen Night Collaboration with Lazy Betty
    Sweet Auburn BBQ and Lazy Betty are teaming up for a special pop-up ramen night from 6pm until they're sold out on Monday, February 24. Chefs Lino Yi of Lazy Betty and Nick Dresser of Sweet Auburn BBQ will dish up Smokey Tonkatsu Ramen with two topping options and other Japanese snacks alongside Japanese whiskeys. Sweet Auburn BBQ’s regular menu will also be served.
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    1530 Dekalb Ave. NE
    Mon. Feb. 17, 5:30pm – Talat Market Pop-Up at Lazy Betty
    Talat Market Chefs Parnass Savang & Rod Lassiter are popping up at Lazy Betty and serving a Thai-inspired á la carte menu along with specialty cocktails. Seating is first come, first served.
     
    Mon., Mar. 30 – Collaboration Dinner with Chef Graham Campbell
    Lazy Betty’s team is teaming up Chef Graham Campbell to offer guests special seven- and 10-course tasting menus for one night only! Chef Ron Hsu and Graham Campbell originally met on Netflix’s The Final Table. Campbell has worked in several acclaimed kitchens in England and Scotland, including the Ballachulish House, which earned a Michelin star while he led the kitchen. Most recently, he served as Executive Chef at Castlehill in Dundee, Scotland. At the dinner, guests can expect dishes like New Zealand Venison with beetroot, kale and juniper from Campbell and Foie Gras Terrine with preserved persimmons and petite salad from Lazy Betty’s team. Wine pairings curated by sommelier Michael McNeill – the only level 4 sommelier in Georgia – will also be available. The seven-course menu is $140 per person, and the ten-course Chef’s counter menu is $180 per person, which is inclusive of service. Reservations can be made here.
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    255 Ottley Dr. NE


    New Seasonal: From Atlanta With Love
    East Pole invites guests to elevate their usual coffee order with something truly worth falling for, a seasonal latte made especially for Valentines Day. Featuring a house-made syrup with fresh blood orange, muddled raspberries and a touch of orange bitters and vanilla, the tasty latte is garnished with Xocolatl’s “Love and Happiness” chocolate heart crumbles.
     
    East Pole x Xocolatl Valentine’s Day Bundle
    East Pole and Xocolatl are joining forces to offer guests the perfect Valentine’s Day gift - a bundle of one bag of Traffic and one commuter bar for $20. Photos available here. Xocolatl will also be making an appearance at East Pole with a chocolate tasting from 10am to noon on Valentine's day! 
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    Fadó Irish Pub has thrown their St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party since 1996, and this year is no exception. The event will feature outdoor beer and cocktail stations as well as food trucks, performances from Irish Dancers, soccer, Six Nations Rugby, live music and a DJ playing all afternoon and night. Pre-sale tickets ($20) are now available here and will be available for purchase at the door. Festivities will begin at 7am with English Premier League soccer and Six Nations Rugby matches on televisions, and Atlanta United will be on starting at 7:30pm.

    Tues., Mar. 17, 7am - Close St. Patricks Day at Fadó Irish Pub
    Fadó Irish Pub will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with “Kegs and Eggs” at 7am and live music and Irish dance performances throughout the day. Starting at 4pm, the celebration will be 21+ with a $10 cover at the door. Live music by Desire will begin at 8pm, and a DJ will perform from 10:30pm to close.
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    1465 Howell Mill Rd. NW

    Every Thursday, 4-9:30pm – Pints & Popcorn
Every Thursday at their Westside tasting room, UrbanTree Cidery pairs a seasoned popcorn flavor with one of their hard ciders! Follow on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date on the flavors of the week.
 
UrbanTree Cidery is teaming up with Ghost Coast Distillery on February 20 for a collaborative happy hour featuring specialty cocktails made with Ghost Coast spirits and UrbanTree’s cider. The Ghost Coast Distillery team will be on-site to meet, greet and give out complimentary swag!
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9 South Main Street (Alpharetta)

Every Thursday – Half-Priced Bottles of Wine
Stop in on Thursdays at South Main Kitchen for select half-priced bottles of wine to enjoy alongside the full menu of fresh Southern cuisine like Shrimp & Grits with Anson Mills stone-ground white grit cake, parmesan, conecuh sausage, Georgia shrimp, cream & chive and Cheshire Pork Porterhouse with turnip puree, fingerling potato, apple slaw and natural jus
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675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Fri., Feb. 14 through Sat., Mar. 14 – Girl Scout Cookie Sales at Ponce City Market
Girl Scout cookie sales are coming back to The Shed at Ponce City Market! Beginning Valentine’s Day through March 14, The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta will be rotating troops and hosting cookie sales at The Shed adjacent to the Beltline every Friday (4-7pm), Saturday (9am-6pm) and Sunday (9am-6pm).
 
Sat., Feb. 22 – Mardi Gras on The Roof
Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! Mardi Gras on the Roof at Ponce City Market is back on Saturday, February 22. They’ll be tossing beads, serving Cajun favorites like Louisiana Gumbo and pouring Hand Grenades and Hurricanes all day long to the sweet sounds of Trio Jockamo featuring Will Scruggs. Until 2pm, family fun will be all around with face painting, arts and crafts and kid’s snacks, and beginning at 3pm, adults and children can partake in The Crawfish Boil for an additional charge. From 7-10pm, the Crawfish Boil is 21+ only. Tickets ($35-55) are available for pre-sale here, with limited availability to purchase day-of. Mardi Gras on The Roof is sponsored by Treaty Oak Distilling. Plus, those looking for a Sunday morning pick-me-up following the party can attend 9 Mile Station’s Mardi Gras Recovery Brunch on Sunday, February 23 featuring a live jazz trio and FunkCake! 
 
Sat., Feb. 22, Noon-4pm – Williams Sonoma Wedding Expo: Atlanta
From the perfect cake to the best florist in town, Williams Sonoma is bringing together their favorite local wedding vendors with their own trusted brands for a Wedding Expo like no other. Guests can register here to enjoy a day of exciting live cooking demonstrations, small bites and champagne.
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1317 Logan Cir NW.

Now Available – New Contender Round 2 
Second Self’s second addition to their rotating hazy IPA series, New Contender, is available in cans at the brewery as of today! The New Contender series pins two hops against each other within each release or “round” to “battle it out” for a remaining spot for the next round. Inspired by classic fighting video games, a favorite pastime for many at Second Self, the purpose of the series is to experiment and introduce a new two-hop blend during the brewing process to create unique flavor combinations. The original duo that was available in Second Self’s taproom and around Atlanta featured El Dorado and Mosaic hops. Now, El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops will battle it out to see which stands out. Stay tuned for the results!
 
Malibu Doyle Now Available in the Taproom
“Malibu Doyle,” a 13.9% ABV Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout named after Second Self co-founder Chris Doyle, is now available on draft in Second Self’s Westside taproom! The beer is a spinoff of the brewery’s classic Olde Oyl beer, except this batch is aged in rum barrels with roasted coconut. 
 
Every Week – Student Sundays
Second Self is introducing “Student Sundays” in their taproom, where 21+ students are invited to bring their student ID to receive three pints and a six pack for $15. They are also offering a special Second Self Lyft code for 50 percent off rides.

Cheers!
Ale

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Part Two: Valentine’s Day ideas if you’re in Atlanta.



King + Duke's scallops look official!

Have any Valentine’s Day plans in ATL yet?
I got you.
If you have a significant other and enjoy living, you might want to consider some of these options in this series of Valentine’s Day options throughout Georgia’s capital. Part One has Loews as a great destination. In Part Two of my V-Day in ATL roundup, I have BeetleCat, St. Cecilia, King + Duke, JCT. Kitchen, no. 246, Bar Mercado, Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Sugo and the Iberian Pig, Anne Quatrano’s Star Provisions Market & Café and Dub’s Fish Camp at Ponce City Market as all great spots to consider. JCT. Kitchen & Bar, one of my favorite restaurants, even has a post-Valentine’s event the following Friday.

The descriptions below are straight from the restaurants.

Enjoy!

Ale, the Love Doctor

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Table & Main, Roswell’s favorite stop for simple, southern & seasonal cuisine, will feature a halibut dinner special February 13 through 15. The citrus herb encrusted halibut features rainbow Swiss chard, candied dates and pickled shallots, all atop Big Fat grits ($34). Guests can cheers to love with specialty priced bottles of King Estate Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir ($39 per bottle). Finally, chef Woody Back will bring Valentine’s Day to Sunday brunch with his cream cheese crepes embellished with macerated strawberries ($12), available February 16 only. To make a reservation, please visit tableandmain.com.

What’s more romantic than an Italian dinner for two? Join “Rome in Roswell” from February 13 to 15 for a special three-course, prix fixe dinner menu, with standouts including wild boar pasta ragú, handmade lobster ravioli and more. For $55 per person (tax, gratuity and drinks not included), guests can personalize their dining experience and choose from chef Eric Sell’s exclusive menu, available here. Please note that wine pairings will be available at an additional cost, and the regular dinner menu will also be available for ordering. To continue the celebration of love, chef Eric Sell will serve a deliciously fluffy and satisfyingly sweet short stack for weekend brunch ($13). February 15 – 16, all are invited to bite into these towering cakes, topped with icing and a sliced strawberry for picture-perfect pancakes. To make a reservation, please visit osteriamattone.com.


At Coalition Food and Beverage, chef Dean Hill will mark the occasion with three special dinner entrees available February 13 - 16: mahi mahi with lemon risotto, sweet pea and strawberry salsa ($30), an 8-oz. filet with blue cheese au gratin, broccolini, macerated raspberries and Godiva chocolate demi-glace ($35), and pan seared duck breast with roasted sweet potato and apple puree, wilted rainbow chard, cherry chutney and spiced walnuts ($32). Weekend brunch service will also be getting the love treatment, with chef Hill serving two brunch additions. On February 15 and 16 only, guests can opt for the steak and egg benedict with braised short rib, smoked tomato hollandaise and red wine onion jam ($14). For something sweeter, indulge in espresso French toast with Chambord mascarpone, brandied cherry syrup and walnut-bacon granola ($12). To make a reservation, please visit coalitionfoodandbeverage.com.
This Valentine’s Day, Beetlecat will offer a special four-course menu for $75 per person (seatings from 5-11pm – cocktails, beer & wine available for purchase). Oyster menus will also be available. Prix fixe menu standouts include onion tart, crab rangoons, lobster bisque, veal meatballs, burrata, risotto, lobster roll, halibut T-bone, 72-hour short rib & a selection of desserts. After dinner, head downstairs to The Den for a night-cap featuring a fully stocked bar, DJ spinning & the late-night menu offered from 11pm-2am alongside a special selection of pizzas.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course coastal European dinner – available for $85 per person, pairings for an additional $65 per person. Menu standouts include an antipasti selection of scallop crudo, cauliflower soup, burrata, panela, agnolotti, cacio e pepe, lumachel & mafaldine pasta dishes, wood grilled Scottish salmon, braised grouper, striped bass, lobster pan roast & a selection of desserts.


King + Duke is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day menu complete with choices of hamachi crudo, roasted oysters, wagyu beef carpaccio, lobster Texas toast & Parisian gnocchi, seared scallops, Hudson Valley duck, roasted leg of lamb, NY strip, crispy Georgia trout, smoked mushrooms + truffles & a selection of desserts. Available for $75 per person – coursed wine pairings available for an additional $35 per person.

 

JCT. is offering a four-course Southern-inspired prix-fixe menu available for $70 per person with pairings for an additional $24 per person. Menu highlights include crab brioche, burrata, soft poached duck egg, seafood bouillabaisse, cacio e pepe, seared foie gras, pan roasted scallops, duck breast, pan roasted striped bass, wood roasted venison loin, braised bone-in short rib, a Valentine’s “surf & turf” for two ($30 supplement) & a selection of desserts.



On Friday, Feb 21, JCT will be hosting a non-traditional post-Valentine’s Day event in the form of a happy hour in partnership with Arches Brewing. Beginning at 5pm, head over to JCT’s upstairs bar where the kitchen will be serving up your favorite bar bites each paired with a complementing Arches Brewing pour. Bites will be available for $5 each – 4 oz. beer pairings available for $2 each. Menu line-up includes the below – regular food & drink menus are available for purchase.
  • ‘Southside’ Lager + Truffle Fries
  • ‘Queen's Weiss’ Hefeweizen + Angry Mussels
  • ‘Southern Bel' Belgian Pale Ale + Cheese Plate
  • ‘Low Viz’ American IPA + Mini Burger


no. 246 is offering a four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner menu available for $65 per person with pairings for an additional $30 per person. Menu includes an amuse-bouche of white bean soup, foie gras mousse & scallop crudo followed by a choice of ricotta mezzeluna, potato gnocci or wood roasted oysters. Main entrées including duck confit, braised beef cheek, grouper en cartoccio, roasted ribeye & mushroom farrotto followed by a selection of desserts.

Bar Mercado is open from 5-11pm on Friday & Saturday serving specials in addition to the full menu. Specials include yellowfin tuna, short rib asado negro, tres leches cake, specially featured rose bottles, The Love Below cocktail (gin, suze, lemon & berry puree) & a Mai tai carafe for two.

Cooks & Soldiers will be open from 5pm-12am on Friday & Saturday serving specials in addition to the full menu. Specials include Hudson Valley foie gras, lobster almohada, pomegranate lamb ribs & St. Honore Heart red velvet cake.

Double Zero is open regular hours and serving specials in addition to the regular menu Thursday through Saturday. Specials include a garlic knot for two, lasagna, filet mignon & a praline tiramisu bombe for dessert.

Sugo will be open regular hours. The regular dinner menu will be available for a la carte dining in addition to an optional three-course prix fixe menu option available for $55 per guest. Prix fixe menu highlights include meatball al sugo, burrata, snapper, lobster, muscatel filet, bread pudding, tiramisu & chocolate dipped cannolis.

The Iberian Pig Buckhead will be open regular hours with specials available Thursday through Sunday. Specials include a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board, Chilean sea bass, filet mignon & “burnt” Basque cheesecake.

The Iberian Pig Decatur will be open regular hours with specials available Friday & Saturday. Specials include a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board, duck confit salad, ‘foie’nch toast, striped bass & raspberry chocolate galette for dessert.

In addition to the regular menu, Dub’s Fish Camp at Ponce City Market will be offering a Valentine’s Day “Fruit de Mer” featuring half lobster, six oysters, 4 shrimp and 2.5 oz. steelhead tartare for $65.

Staying in instead? Star Provisions Market + Café has you covered with its mise en place “evening at home” offering. The menu is $180 and includes dinner for two, beginning with lobster bisque, followed by thyme cured tenderloin of beef or steelhead trout en papilotte, then Coeur de Neufchatel, chocolate hazelnut heart tart and strawberry rose macaron. Cooking & serving instructions are provided for each dish. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, February 11, at 5 p.m. Call 404.365.0410, ext. 4 to place your order.

Cheers!!!