Friday, February 11, 2011

Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna Tells Cupid To Get Lost This Saturday Night

As a girl who used to wear all-black to school in protest on Cupid’s big day (teen angst, anyone?), I can honestly admit that Valentine’s Day isn’t for everybody.  Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna feels the same way and tomorrow night they’re proving it with their Anti-Valentine’s Day party!  Singletons (and even those who aren’t single) can celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day starting at 10 p.m. 
There will be a fun 'broken heart balloon drop' where the balloons hold raffle tickets that could win you prizes, gifts and house cash! Enjoy $3 “Cupid’s Tears” and “Anti-Love Potion” shots, plus Sol Junky will be performing live.  Tell Cupid to take his bow and arrow elsewhere and join the fun!

It's Follow Friday; Meet Our Tweep of the Week @GFandSouthern

Tweep of the WeekLauren Smith, the 20-something blog-tress behind Gluten Free & Southern has taken it upon herself to show that you can live a gluten-free lifestyle in the "deep fried South." Smith works for @ShopVisible in marketing and social media during the day.  

After hours, the gluten-free gal is back online building her blog with recipes, Atlanta restaurants with gluten-free offerings and links to gluten-free items to purchase online.  Follow her on Twitter (@GFandSouthern) and Facebook.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Help Support Georgia Organics at YEAH! BURGER Next Week!

YEAH! BURGER takes its community roles as seriously as it does its hamburger rolls. The classic burger joint in Atlanta's West Midtown and Virginia Highland communities is committed to sustainability and natural and organic ingredients, so holding a fundraising week for Georgia Organics' Farm-to-School program is a brain food no brainer. During the week of February 14 - 20, YEAH! Burger guests will be asked if they want to donate $1 to the Georgia Organics initiative to bring healthy, local food to Georgia school children. In other words, whether you're at YEAH! BURGER for a grass-fed beef burger, a lettuce-topped veggie burger or a stiff concrete, how about slipping some green in the jar for farm-to-school food?

YEAH! BURGER - Virginia Highland:
1017 North Highland Avenue; 404-437-7845.
YEAH! BURGER - West Midtown: 1168 Howell Mill Road, Suite E; 404-496-4393.

Quench Your Thirst on Thursdays for a Ketel One Martini

What’s a day without a little bit of fun? Well, Thursdays at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Phipps Plaza have now become “Thirstdays” on February 10 and 17. All day, come sip on a $7 Ketel One martini.  Bring a friend or a group for martini memories or a match-up Davio’s dinner!

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse: Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road, NE; 404-844-4810.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


If you love trying new beers, you’ll love Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia Highland on Thursday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. Chosen by its beer distributors to launch their spring seasonal beer and ale line, Atkins Park Tavern will privilege its beer aficionados to enjoy some of the first sips in the city of Peak Organic Spring Simcoe I.P.A. and other seasonal pours, as well as feast on a four-course dinner.

The four-course dinner with beer pairings includes spring bruschetta with house-made ricotta, spring peas, roasted artichoke and parmesan served with Magic Hat Vinyl Amber Lager; fish and chips made with I.P.A.-battered black cod, malt vinegar slaw, three pepper tartar and fingerling chips paired with Peak Organic Spring Simcoe I.P.A.; grilled spring lamb tenderloin with young carrots and turnips, polenta croutons and pickled mustard seed plus New Belgium Mighty Arrow Pale Ale; and dessert of chocolate orange doughnut hole paired with Atkins Park Managing Partner Kyle Taylor's favorite non-seasonal New Belgium 1554 Enlightened Black Ale.

$30 per person; limited seating available. Call 404-876-7249 to make reservations.

Atkins Park Tavern - Virginia Highland: 794 North Highland Avenue

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bring Your Sweetheart to Atkins Park for a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner

Searching for a nice dinner for Valentine’s Day? Look no further because Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland has the perfect Valentine’s special for you and your loved one. Starting with the appetizer, you can select the Rock Shrimp & Calamari Ceviche ($10) or the Beet Carpaccio with Crispy Pork Belly ($10). After munching on a starter, you can order the Pan Roasted Skate Wing with crispy rock shrimp mac & cheese and sweet chili ($20) or the Smoke Roasted Prime Rib with creamy horseradish potatoes, black trumpet mushrooms, and rosemary jus ($24). To top off the meal, you can share (or even eat your own!) chocolate with house-made oreos, chocolate caramels, and bittersweet ice cream ($6).

The chef’s Valentine’s menu will be available from Saturday, February 12 to Monday, February 14. Come in Monday with your valentine and receive a complimentary rose. Make sure you visit Atkins Park during Valentine’s weekend to eat these tasty “Valentine’s Weekend only” deals! For more information, please visit

Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland: 794 N. Highland Avenue; 404-876-7250.

Woodfire Grill is Calling All Fools for Love (and Wine!) on Feb. 13

Georgia Shakespeare's 3rd Annual "Fools for Love" wine dinner and cabaret is slated for Sunday, February 13 at Woodfire Grill and is sure to score you major points with your sweetie for Valentine's Day. Guests will enjoy witty lyrics, catchy music by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim, fare from Woodfire Grill Executive Chef/Co-owner Kevin Gillespie and wines chosen by Woodfire Grill Wine Director/Co-owner Nicolas Quinones. Tickets to the 7 - 10 p.m. event are $125 each and include a four-course meal with wine pairings and entertainment from Georgia Shakespeare's highly talented performers. Purchase tickets online or by calling 404-264-002.

Woodfire Grill: 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road; 404-347-9055.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Only One Month Until Mardi Gras?

January has really flown by and before we know it February will be over, too! That means there’s really just a month until the biggest party of the year: Mardi Gras. Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna isn't waiting for March 8 to celebrate. The popular neighborhood eatery and bar is hosting a "One Month 'til Mardi Gras" tomorrow night! So go ahead and get the good times rolling a month early by enjoying Louisiana appetizers, Abita beer and hurricane specials, $5 Stoli martinis plus masks, beads and live music by Scotty Cram at 8 p.m.

Atkins Park Tavern - Smyrna: Market Village, 2840 Atlanta Road; 770-435-1887.