Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Atlanta Winter Dining Events

Got the winter blues? The holidays are over and it's not quite time for Valentine's Day yet, but never fear, there are plenty of fun food-lover events coming up in the next couple of weeks. Here's a round up of what's happening at Atlanta restaurants between now and Valentine's Day (V-Day roundup soon to come!)

Fox Brother's APD Fundraiser - Jan. 23

Tomorrow, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q will host an all-day fundraiser in support of two APD officers: Officer Osbert Beckles and Officer Reggie Robinson. Officer Beckles suffered injuries after a suspected drunk driver from Kennesaw allegedly hit his patrol car. Officer Robinson is in ICU after suffering a gunshot to the face.

On Wednesday, 20% of the restaurants total sales will go to Humble Heroes, the charity helping both injured officers. Humble Heroes is a local charity organization committed to assisting police officers, firefighters and their families by providing financial and moral support to those in need. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q 's commitment to Humble Heroes stemmed from a the death of APD Officer Gail Thomas (also killed by a drunk driver) nearly one year ago this month.

For more information on Humble Heroes, visit www.humbleherosatlanta.com. For more information about Fox Bros Bar-B-Q please call 404-577-4030 or visit www.foxbrosbbq.com. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is located at 1238 Dekalb Ave. Atlanta Ga. 30307.

Oysters and Bubbles at Lure - Jan. 26

I miss oysters something awful and look forward to gulping down a dozen shortly after Baby V's arrival! If unlike me you are still allowed to eat raw oysters, don't miss Lure's oyster and bubbles event from 2-5 pm on Jan. 26.

Enjoy a variety of different dishes prepared especially for you by Executive Chef David Bradley, including:

  • oysters with sambal butter, caramelized onion and anchovy
  • apple wood-grilled oysters with fresh Georgia apples, creme fraiche and horseradish
  • oysters Rockefeller with parsley, capers, celery, absinthe and bread crumb
  • oysters with herb mayonnaise and house-cured bacon
  • oysters with cultured butter, sautéed lemon and chives

They will also be pouring a tasting of eight sparkling wines from around the world to properly wash it all down.

The cost is only $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and they are offering 15% off dinner if you choose to dine after the event. Seating is limited, so call 404.817.3650 for reservations today!

TAP's 6th Annual Winter Luau - Jan. 26

Get lei'd on Saturday, January 26th at TAP's 6th Annual Winter Luau from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, courtesy of LOST CITY, as well as food and drink specials befitting the occasion.

Features include:

$6 Tiki Cocktails & Tropical umbrella Drinks
$10 Buckets of Beer

Luau themed eats include Tuna & Avocado Poki-ponzu, a Luau Platter (Riverview Farms Kalua Pua’a-coffee pineapple BBQ, spicy cucumbers, sweet potato salad, salmon lomi lomi, banana bread) and Coconut Crème Brule. When you're done eating, dust off your hula hoop and compete to win a $75 gift certificate.

For more information call 404.347.2220 or visit tapat1180.com.

Ecco's Roasted and Toasted - Feb. 5

Ooh, this sounds like a good one! I love the idea of a roaring fire, hot cocoa and s'mores! “Roasted & Toasted” will take place on Tuesday, February 5 from 7:30-9:30 on Ecco’s patio. It will be a celebration of winter pleasures at which guests will enjoy:

  • warm mulled wine
  • brandied hot cider
  • spiked hot cocoa
  • housemade s’mores
  • a cozy fire

The cost is $25 per person plus tax and gratuity and Ecco will offer attendees 15% off dinner before or after the event.

To reserve space at the event, call 404.347.9555. If you plan to have dinner before or after, please make reservations at www.ecco-atlanta.com or call 404.347.9555.

Parish Mardi Gras - Feb. 9
What: PARISHs 5th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
When: Saturday, February 9th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: PARISH: Foods & Goods | 240 N. Highland Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30307

Celebrate and enjoy live music courtesy of the Mar-tans, as well as authentic New Orleans
staples from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket cost is $40 and includes all-you-can-eat Crawfish, New Orleans Sandwiches, Pulled Pork, Oysters, Red Beans and Rice, House Made King Cake & all you can drink Sweetwater beer. Ticket price for children 12 and under is $10. There will also be additional cash bar items including Bloody Marys, Mimosas and more.

Book your tickets in advance, with a reservation and receive $5 off the ticket price. Call PARISH today at 404.681.4434. Visit parishatl.com for more details! PARISH’s Mardi Gras event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

4th Annual Winter Beer Festival - Feb. 9

Returning to Atlantic Station on Saturday, February 9th, this year's event will feature a diverse lineup of more than 100 beers from around the world in addition to DJs, carnival games, delicious eats, and plenty of activities.

Beer lovers are invited to enjoy brews from celebrated local breweries like Wild Heaven Craft Beers, SweetWater Brewing Company and Terrapin Beer Company to popular styles from Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Bell’s Brewery, Boulevard Brewery Company, Great Divide Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, Innis & Gunn, and many more.

General and VIP tickets for the 2013 Winter Beer Carnival are on sale now for ages 21 and up at www.ticketalternative.com and 877.725.8849. Please visit www.winterbeercarnival.com for more information.

Serpas Mardi Gras - Feb. 12
On “Fat Tuesday,” February 12, Serpas will bring Louisiana back to Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward with its annual Mardi Gras party. This year’s event is especially close to home, as chef-owner Scott Serpas will be celebrating his restaurant’s fourth anniversary in conjunction with its neighborhood tradition.

From 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Serpas will serve an abbreviated version of their regular menu alongside specially priced dishes from chef Scott’s hometown of New Orleans, including seafood gumbo; muffaletta; crawfish pie; red beans & rice and chicken & sausage jambalaya. The Mardi Gras feast will be completed with a slice of King Cake, favorite Louisiana beers Abita Amber and Jockamo IPA as well as hurricanes, a spirited red cocktail known as the calling card of Bourbon Street.

The restaurant will be alive with vibrant décor, masks and strands of beads as live music from a second line street-style jazz band will sound throughout the evening. There will be a $10 cover charge per person that will include one hurricane, beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverage and help serve as compensation for the band.



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