Monday, September 30, 2013

Atlanta food events, Sept. 30-Oct. 6: HOToberfest, Atlanta Greek Festival, Atlanta Eats Live, and more

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  • 2013 HOToberfest on Sat., Oct. 5

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Canoe Mon., Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m. NRA Restaurant PAC Fundraiser The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) will be hosting its annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) PAC fundraiser at Canoe on Sept. 30. The GRA focuses on being the voice for restaurants in the country and helps restaurants improve. Details


RA Sushi Tues., Oct. 1, 11 a.m. RA Sushi International Sake Day RA Sushi is celebrating "International Sake Day" with $1 hot sake and other beverages. The deals will take place all day long. Details

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Quick Bites: Kimball House, Greater Good BBQ open, Old Fourth Distillery delayed, and more

Posted by on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Kimball House is now open in Decatur.
  • Photo by Blake Burton for Square Feet Studio
  • Kimball House is now open in Decatur.

Kimball House has opened in Decatur. The new venture from the teams behind behind Brick Store Pub and Leon's Full Service - debuted in an old train depot on Wednesday at 303 E. Howard Ave. The renovation by Square Feet Studio has created a vintage-y vibe complete with a handsome bar for enjoying oysters and cocktails from Miles Macquarrie. Other dishes include lobster cocktails, steak salad, grilled lamb, chicken confit, and a host of veggies grown at the on-site garden.

Greater Good BBQ is now open at 4441 Roswell Road near Chastain Park. From the folks behind Fillini's Greater Good offers house-smoked brisket, wings, chili, and more served from red-and-white checker-patterned tables.

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HOW-TO: The Atlanta Craft Beer Crawl

Posted by on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Yes, you have to start around noon.
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  • Yes, you have to start around noon.

This week's cover story highlights the craft beer pilgrimage of Creative Loafing's beer writer, Austin L. Ray. Utilizing nothing but his walking shoes and MARTA buses, Ray visited seven craft beer bars all in one day. Thankfully, the article contains a detailed account of the trip and an illustrated timeline with transportation tips so you can follow along and, perhaps, take the crawl on your own one day.

The feature also includes an Atlanta fall beer festival preview:

Historic Fourth Ward Park Sat., Oct. 5, 12-6 p.m. HOToberfest Now in its sixth year, HOToberfest is a beer geek's beer festival. This year there will be rare, one-off cask selections from both national and local breweries. Details

Downtown Decatur Square Sat., Oct. 19, 12-5 p.m. Decatur Craft Beer Festival One of the Atlanta area's most popular beer festivals, the Decatur Craft Beer Festival sold all of its tickets within a couple of hours of going on sale. However, festival organizers say there are always people selling tickets on-site the day of the event. Details

SweetWater Brewery Sat., Nov. 9, 6 p.m. Brew Your Cask Off Each year, SweetWater Brewing invites 90 special guests to "channel their inner brewer and create a one of a kind cask." The resulting beers are judged and made available to the ticket buyers for unlimited tastings. Details

Yaarab Shrine Center Sat., Nov. 16, 12-6 p.m. The Ponce de Leon Beer Festival The brand-new festival is setting up shop at the Shriner's Temple and will focus on mostly local breweries. VIP tickets include access to festival-only selections from SweetWater, Red Brick, O'Dempsey's, Wrecking Bar, Red Hare, and Burnt Hickory. Details

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Atlanta weekend food events, Sept. 27-29: Zombie Crawl, Fall Festivals, Oktoberfest, and more

Posted by on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM

East Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl
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  • East Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl

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Westside Provisions District Fri., Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. Sunday Supper South Sunday Supper South's fourth annual dinner will unite James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs and nominees from the region to celebrate the simple cooking philosophy and seasonally inspired flavors of the South while raising money for the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program. Details


Atlanta History Center Sat., Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fall Folklife Festival The Fall Folklife Festival brings families through a historical time portal to observe traditional craftsmanship of woodworking, blacksmithing, and more. Sourwood Honey provides live bluegrass and folk music, in addition to favorite local food trucks and craft beer. Details

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail Sat., Sept. 28, 2-5 p.m. BeltLine Wine Stroll Guests will visit 15 restaurants and businesses while sampling various vinos and discovering new venues along the BeltLine. Proceeds go to Friends of Inman Park. Details

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Atlanta food events, Sept. 23-29: Inman Park Restaurant Week, Zombie Pub Crawl, and more

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Country Club of Roswell Mon., Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. Marlow's Tavern Golf Classic This event includes golf, good food, contests on the course, prizes and an awards dinner and silent auction at Aqua blue following the tournament. Marlow's Golf Classic serves to benefit Special Olympics Georgia. Details

JCT Kitchen Mon., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. JCT. Kitchen Wine Dinner JCT is holding a five course wine dinner created by Chef E.J. Hodgkinson. Seating is limited to 24 guests, and reservations can be made by calling 404-355-2252. Details

Inman Park Sept. 23-29 Inman Park Restaurant Week Starting today, thirteen of Inman Park's most popular restaurants will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu during the Inman Park Restaurant Week to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Details

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A quick glimpse of Broad Street in downtown Atlanta

Posted by on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM

I've been lunching on Broad Street in downtown Atlanta for an upcoming Grazing column. I don't know any area downtown that provides such a nearly idyllic spot for lunch, a cheap one at that. The street is busier than an ant colony weekdays when office workers and students from nearby Georgia State University overtake it. On a Saturday afternoon, though, it's not crowded. Granted, many places don't open that day, but you get easy access to an outdoor table and a comparatively short wait.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Quick Bites: Updates on Sobban, Krog Street Market, a new Righteous Room, and more

Posted by on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Theres a new chef at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

Three new tenants have been announced for Krog Street Market. These include a new burger and sandwich spot, Fred's Meat & Bread, from the team behind the General Muir; a noodle-centric spinoff of Szechuan-inspired Gu's Bistro called Gu's Dumplings; and a second outpost of Little Tart Bake Shop. The additions bring the roster of restaurants currently slated for Krog Street Market to an impressive 10. Details as they arise.

A new weekly speakeasy, Eat Me Speak Me, launches its first official installment on Thursday, September 26. The grassroots concept, born out of the Candler Park Market pop-up, Eat Me, was formed by former Empire State South charcuterie guru Jarrett Stieber. Grab a bite at Eat Me on Sept. 26 and you'll receive the secret address and password for the night's speakeasy.

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Best of Atlanta 2013 on stands now

Posted by on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Best Coffeehouse: Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop
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  • Best Coffeehouse: Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop

In case you missed it, Creative Loafing's 2013 Best of Atlanta issue hit the stands yesterday. (Check out our 2013 Best of Atlanta photo gallery here.)

As usual, the Oral Pleasures section feature picks from our critics and readers such as Best Overall Restaurant (Holeman & Finch Public House), Best Burger Joint (Farm Burger), and Best Coffeehouse (Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop).

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Atlanta weekend food events, Sept. 20-22: Southeast First Dinner, Oktoberfest, Lucky Pint Night, and more

Posted by on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Lucky Pint Night at Meehans Public House
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  • Lucky Pint Night at Meehan's Public House

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Meehan's Public House Fri., Sept. 20, 7-11 p.m. Lucky Pint Night Order a pint of Guinness between 7-11 p.m. and if your glass has a shamrock you win a prize. At 11 p.m., the final winner will receive the grand prize of a Guinness dart board or an authentic Guinness jersey. Lucky Pint Night will occur at all Meehan's Public House locations. Details

The Living Room Fri., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Living Room Live The Living Room welcomes Smokey's Farmhouse Band to play live bluegrass music. Cocktail specials and complimentary valet parking available. Details

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Last call for Hatch chiles rellenos at Taqueria del Sol

Posted by on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

You've only got about one week left to try out this late-summer favorite - Taqueria del Sol's Hatch chiles rellenos. I've raved about them for years.

They're only available nights and you need to ask for them. Other dishes made with the world-famous chiles from Hatch, N.M., also appear on the menu. Believe me, though, you need to order at least one of these as a starter, if you don't want to make a meal of them.

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