Celebrate the Holidays and New Year’s with a fork!
One of the best ways to start off the New Year is to indulge in some of best cuisine your city has to offer. I did Part I here, and now it’s time for the mouthwatering sequel! If you are lucky enough to eat and drink in Atlanta during the Holidays, here are a number of fine restaurants that sent me some all the awesome things they are doing to usher in 2013. Oh, and when it comes to awesome beer lists, I am particularly diggin’ those spots like Cook Hall, Meehan’s, Family Dog and Rosebud; the latter happens to be hosting a James Brown Tribute Dinner! Crazy, right? Love it!
BLT Steak on New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year on Monday, December 31 at BLT Steak Atlanta! Chef Cyrille Holota will offer a dining experience unlike any other featuring delectable dishes such as Hamachi Sashimi, Broiled Venison Rack and Truffle Oil Pomme Macaire Fries. Enjoy three courses for $90 with wine pairings for an additional $30. For reservations, please call 404-577-7601 or visitwww.bltsteak.com. BLT Steak is located at 45 Ivan Allen Junior Blvd NW #45 Atlanta, GA 30308.
Whether you deck the halls, light the candles or just need a reason to celebrate the year end, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is the place to be! We’ve got all the necessary elements from delicious bites to music galore to specialty cocktails that are sure to get the party started! Our musical guests set the perfect atmosphere and range from rock, singer-songwriter, jazz to funk. To go along with that, we have got the perfect complement: cocktails! Our baristas produce some of the best specialty cocktails in the city like “The Color Purple” (grape vodka, lemonade and lemon) and “The Juke” (Ketel One Citron Vodka, crème de cassis and fresh pineapple). So come on by to our cozy yet spacious joint and jam through the holidays with us! Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is located at 200 Peachtree St. Suite L05 Atlanta, Ga. 30303. For more information on Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, go to www.sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com or call 404-231-5853.
Rosebud Feast of The Seven Fishes
Chef Ron Eyester rocks an a la carte menu inspired by the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. The menu rolls from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.rosebudatlanta.com or call 404-347-9747. Rosebud is located at 1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.
Canoe on New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the New Year surrounded by loved ones and the tranquil waterfront of the Chattahoochee River. Canoe is featuring a special New Year’s Eve celebratory a la carte menu featuring festive dishes designed to celebrate and ring in 2013. It is not a prix fixe menu. Please call 770.432.2663 to make a reservation. Canoe is located 4199 Paces Ferry Road, SE Atlanta, Georgia 30339. For more information, please visit http://www.canoeatl.com/
Livingston Restaurant + Bar on New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year in style at one of Atlanta’s most beautiful and iconic venues, Livingston Restaurant + Bar at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Chef Zeb Stevenson has prepared a very special tasting menu for the occasion. There will be live entertainment, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, a balloon drop and party favors. The tasting menu is $55 per person with optional wine pairings available for $35. The tasting menu is limited to the first 100 guests and a limited a la carte dinner menu will also be available. Please call 404-897-5000 to make a reservation. Livingston Restaurant + Bar is located in the Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. For more information, please visit www.livingstonatlanta.com
Cook Hall on New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year roarin’ 20’s style at Buckhead’s newest hotspot, Cook Hall. There will be complimentary snacks, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors for all. Tickets begin at $50 for 10 p.m. regular admission and $75 per person for admission at 9 p.m. and access to the VIP Cocktail Hour featuring the Cook Hall Cocktail Kit. Attire is Gatsby-chic, so don your best flapper fringe and bring your friends to Atlanta’s most glamorous New Year’s Eve bash. Cook Hall is located within the W Atlanta – Buckhead 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta GA 30326. For more information please call 404-523-3600 or visit us on the web at www.cookhallatlanta.com
The Shed at Glenwood on New Year’s Eve
The New Year is right around the corner and there is no better place to celebrate than The Shed at Glenwood! Join chef Todd Richards for a Four Course Prix Fixe with Bubbles and Midnight Toast. Indulge in dishes Pickled Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Trout Risotto Balls and American Kobe Rib Eye for $65. Round out the night with The Shed’s infamous Ding Dong. To make a reservation, call404-835-4363. The Shed at Glenwood is located at 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA 30316. For the full menu visit theshedatglenwood.com/celebrate-nye-with-us.
Nikolai’s Roof on New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the New Year overlooking the Downtown Atlanta skyline at Nikolai’s Roof. Located on the 30th floor of the Atlanta Hilton Downtown, Nikolai’s Roof boasts opulent Russian-inspired décor, world-class French continental cuisine and breathtaking views. For New Year’s Eve, Nikolai’s Roof will be offering a very special Chef’s Tasting Menu for $105 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $52 (four glasses) or $62 (five glasses). To ensure an elegant and unforgettable evening there will be a harpist playing music from 6:30 until 11:30. To reserve your space for the New Year’s celebration, please call 404-221-6362. Nikolai’s Roof is located at the Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. For more information about Nikolai’s Roof, please visit our website at www.nikolaisroof.com
Meehan’s Vinings on New Year’s Eve
Celebrate the New Year in true Irish Style with food specials from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Highlights from the chef’s menu include Black Eye Pea Cakes, Low Country Paella, Black and Blue New York Strip, and Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin. Join us New Year’s Day for “Bottomless Mimosas” and a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, food and drink specials and football all day! For more info, visit meehansvinings.com. Meehan’s Vinings is located at 2810 Paces Ferry Road Southeast Atlanta, GA 30339.
Meehan’s Sandy Springs on New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year in true Irish style! Meehan’s Sandy Spring is featuring live music from Davin McCoy with opening band The Coming Attractions and great giveaways! For more info, visit meehanssandysprings.com. Meehan’s Sandy Spring is located at 227 Sandy Springs Place, Atlanta, GA 30328!
Trader Vic’s Acapulcoplypse
December 2012 is upon us and at Trader Vic’s that can only mean one thing – we’re gonna party like it’s the end of the world! Kick up your heels this New Year’s Eve with our exciting party, Acapulcoplypse, featuring one of Atlanta’s favorite bands - Bogey and the Viceroys. We will be serving a four course dinner for $55 per person (including admission to the party). Tickets to the show are $15 at the door. For more information or to make dinner reservations please call 404-221-6339. Trader Vic’s is located at the Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Visit us on the web at www.tradericsatl.com
Chef Ron Eyester brings the soul to New Year’s Eve with a James Brown inspired a la carte menu (in addition to a limited version of the regular dinner menu) served from 5:30 p.m. – midnight (last reservation taken at 9:30 p.m.). Across the street, The Family Dog is open from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. and will host a James Brown cover band backed by the G.E.D. Soul All Stars. Live music starts at 10:00 p.m. – cover charge begins at 9:00 p.m. and is $10 (diners at Rosebud will be given free admission). For more information or to make reservations, please visitwww.rosebudatlanta.com or call 404-347-9747. Rosebud is located at 1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306. The Family Dog is located at 1402 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, visit www.thefamilydogatlanta.com or call 404-249-0180.
Rosebud on New Year’s Day
The Angry Chef, Chef Ron Eyester, will serve traditional classics included smoked pork loin, black-eyed peas and collard greens from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Regular brunch menu also available.) Rosebud is located at 1397 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, please visitwww.rosebudatlanta.com or call 404-347-9747. The Family Dog will open at 3:00 p.m. until midnight for regular dinner service. The Family Dog is located at 1402 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, visit www.thefamilydogatlanta.com or call 404-249-0180.
Meehan’s Public House Winter Wonder Jam
Atlantic Station hosts a four-week outdoor concert series, featuring bands such as Justin Townes Earle, Marc Broussard, AWOLNATION and more. While you're enjoying the music and holiday decorations, grab a cold brew from Meehan's or warm up in the pub with a cup of soup or the classic fish and chips. Tickets are available for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information and advance tickets, visit ticketalternative.com/Venues/172.aspx. Meehan’s Public House – Atlantic Station is located at 232 19th St. NW, Suite 7165. Stay in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter for all of our updates, or visit meehansatlanticstation.com.
The Shed at Glenwood Holiday Pajama Brunch Buffet
Grab the family and your favorite footie pajamas for a Holiday Pajama Brunch Buffet at The Shed on Sunday, December 23! Chef Todd Richards will be whipping up classic brunch fixins’ such as Hot Smoked Salmon, French Toast, Scrambled Eggs and Roasted Potatoes. The cost is $17 per person and don’t forget about the Bottomless Mimosas and Marys! To make a reservation, call 404-835-4363 and/or email Todd Martin at email@example.com. The Shed at Glenwood is located at 475 Bill Kennedy Way, Atlanta, GA 30316. For more information visitwww.theshedatglenwood.com.
BLT Steak Atlanta Christmas Eve Blackboard Menu
On Monday, December 24, Chef Cyrille Holota will offer an unforgettable celebratory dining experience featuring seasonal classics with an upscale twist at BLT Steak Atlanta. Guests can enjoy a three course meal including dishes such as Foie Gras Royal, Seared Stuffed Mushroom Pheasant Breast and Potatoes Fondant for $60. Enjoy wine pairings for an additional $30. For reservations, please call 404-577-7601 or visit www.bltsteak.com. BLT Steak is located at 45 Ivan Allen Junior Blvd NW #45 Atlanta, GA 30308.
- Ale Sharpton