Buckhead Restaurant Week, April 18-26, stretches a seven-day week to nine days, giving Atlanta diners a couple of extra days to savor lunch or dinner at a wealth of top-notch restaurants for bargain prices of $15, $25 or $35 per person. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included in these prices.
Pick a date and make reservations for an elegant dinner atAria where Buckhead Restaurant Week diners are privy to a special three-course dinner menu for $35 per person. The regular à la carte menu also will be available, and wine pairings are always an excellent add on.
Do lunch or dinner at Bantam + Biddy in Lenox Square and chow down on Southern favorites for $15. Choose pimento cheese and veggies, chopped pastured chicken liver and toast or Jb Farm deviled eggs with bourbon-smoked paprika as a first course; a quarter chicken with two sides, White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef meatloaf with two sides or pork schnitzel with one side as a main; and close with your choice of desserts.
Catch a $15, $25 or $35 lunch menu at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill and dine in or out on the covered deck. All three menus start with appetizer choices of a full order of hushpuppies, sweet ‘n spicy calamari or crab and shrimp dip and end with your choice of dessert. For the second course, the $15 menu offers a choice of fish “in” chips, TBK steak burger, or sweet ‘n spicy or Buffalo shrimp po’boy with one side; the $25 menu includes two sides with either crabcakes, shrimp skewers or fresh salmon; the $35 menu shows off fresh grouper, sea scallops or fresh fish of the day with two side stars.
A $25 lunch and dinner menu at Buckhead’s Smokebelly BBQis your cue for ‘cue. Start with Smokebelly’s classic cherry cola wings then segue to the “Delta Double,” a duo of your choice of pulled pork, chopped brisket and/or smoked turkey with two sides. The featured dessert of the day pleases sweet spots.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Shaun Doty, executive chef and co-owner of Bantam + Biddyand Chick-a-Biddy, alights at the Morningside Farmers Marketon the morning of Saturday, April 18 to lead the day’s chef demo. Doty draws upon seasonal, local produce and regional, free-range poultry for his restaurant menus. That said, this gent knows his way around the weekly organic market like a fox in a henhouse, scooping up farm-fresh produce to create dishes that taste of springtime. The “Shop with a Chef” demo starts at 9 a.m. Peek at “This Week’s Market” after 5 p.m. Thursday to see what market members anticipate offering on Saturday. Rise with the rooster and arrive when the market opens at 7:30 a.m. for the best selection!
The Southern Gentleman and Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails Jump to the Atlanta Steeplechase Chairman’s Tent
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dine Out at Der Biergarten and Twin Smokers BBQ during Atlanta Humane Society Tables for Tails Fundraiser
Be a German shepherd’s shepherd or a do-gooder who’s right up an alley cat’s alley. On Thursday, April 16, guests lapping lagers and biting into juicy brats at Der Biergarten or woofing down tender Texas and Southern-style wood-smoked meats at Twin Smokers BBQ will be assisting the Atlanta Humane Society through the nonprofit’s Tables for Tailsannual dining out fundraiser. Both eateries will donate a portion of the day’s food and drink sales to the Atlanta Humane Society. Bark out the word to your pack of friends and meet at Twin Smokers BBQ for lunch or dinner or gather at Atlanta’s authentic German beer garden for purr-fect pilsners and dinner. Short leash on time this Thursday?Donate online anytime.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
For a quick after-tax day getaway, scoot over to Virginia-Highland where Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar will feature the craft beers of Eventide Brewing and live music on Thursday, April 16. Simply put, Eventide is a new brewery in Grant Park founded on the principle that great beer doesn’t have to be complicated. In other words, it shouldn’t take longer to explain than imbibe. The brewery is in the process of building a tasting room, and Atkins Park is one of the select places to enjoy its beers -- especially during the tavern’s April Locals-Only Tap Takeover featuring Georgia craft brews on draft. Chip Jones, another local favorite, headlines that night with rock and acoustic favorites from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
April 15 can be emotionally taxing. There’s the relief of pressing send on the tax software or dropping the packet in the mail, elation over an anticipated refund or frustration at owing more. However the 1040 form rolls, Ray’s Restaurantsand RA Sushi Bar Restaurant advise a tax day detox plan: come in on Wednesday, April 15 to celebrate or commiserate over delicious food and tall glasses rich with liquid assets. All three Ray’s Restaurants will hand out lottery tickets to guests while supplies last (one ticket per guest over age 18).Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creekall offer plenty of libations and stress-soothing specialties.Happy hour menu prices flow all day on drink specials, select rolls and appetizers at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant in Midtown. Go ahead, sake it to ‘em with a strawberry coconut saketini ($7) and a Viva Las Vegas roll or RA’ckin shrimp ($8). More RA tips: Blushing Geishas are $6 all day in April, and taxpayers sliding in under the midnight deadline will find RA Sushi open until 1 a.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Foodie mama Catherine McCord is adamant about one family, one meal. Her kitchen is a lab for fast, fresh, fun and deliciously healthy eats for toddlers, lunch boxes and busy families in general. She’s a sweetie and shares her successes on weelicious, YouTube, a website and in her “Wee Lunches” cookbook. “Wee” love it!