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

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