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Atkins Park Tavern celebrates 90 years with a Prohibition Dinner Party

Atkins Park Tavern celebrates 90 years with a Prohibition Dinner Party


VA-HI  – (Submitted by Melissa Libby and Associates)  Atkins Park Tavern in Virginia-Highland is turning 90 years old next month and in honor of its anniversary, the restaurant will host a special Prohibition Dinner on Wednesday, February 29 and a Prohibition Party on Thursday, March 8.

“The restaurant industry and the neighborhood have changed so much since I first took ownership of Atkins Park Tavern, and I really just want this to be a fun celebration of how long we’ve been a part of the Atlanta neighborhood scene,” says Atkins Park Tavern Owner Warren Bruno.

The Prohibition Dinner begins at 7 p.m. on February 29 and will feature four cocktails paired with four plates, including the following:

  • Speakeasy snacks such as Devils on Horseback, Welsh rarebit, deviled eggs and salt roasted nuts

Black Velvet

Raise a glass at Cypress Street’s Beer Geek Tuesdays

Raise a glass at Cypress Street’s Beer Geek Tuesdays

Don’t just drink beer. Experience it.

If you give careful consideration to which wine to pair with a meal but don’t ponder beer in quite the same way, then a beer dinner at Cypress Street Pint & Plate may blow your mind.

Each week, Rob Merrick, beer program manager and resident beer aficionado, hosts Beer Geek Tuesdays. You need not be a beer connoisseur or “geek” to attend, just pull up a chair or bar stool and sip the featured beers and dig into the recommended dishes. Prepare to please your taste buds. (note: for more stories like this visit my blog http://www.insathope.blogspot.com/ )

LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill


ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.


Corn Pudding:


3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

Willy's famous Chicken Tortilla Soup is back

Willy's famous Chicken Tortilla Soup is back

ATLANTA -- It's getting cold outside, but it'll be warm in Willy's Mexicana Grill restaurants all winter, now that the famous Chicken Tortilla Soup is back on the menu.

The soup is made from scratch daily and features corn, garlic, jalapeños, onions, tomato purée, chicken broth, spices and white corn tortillas; the tortillas make the soup thick and creamy, meaning that there is no need to add cream to it.

A bowl of soup costs $4.50. The popular recipe will be served through the spring of 2012.

Willy's locations include:

* 196 Alps Road

DEALCHICKEN: $7 for $15 at Sweet Auburn Barbecue

DEALCHICKEN: $7 for $15 at Sweet Auburn Barbecue

ATLANTA -- Nothing says "welcome to the South" quite like a big serving of smoky barbecue, and Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal will fill your plate with a cheap portion of some of Atlanta's best 'cue.

For one day only, DealChicken members can take advantage of $7 for a $15 lunch or dinner at the Sweet Auburn Barbecue restaurant or food truck. The 53 percent off deal will allow Atlantans to feast on the fare that has made Sweet Auburn Barbecue one of the most popular food trucks in the area.

As an added bonus, this special DealChicken offer is also good for $100 worth of catering for a mere $50. Planning a wedding reception, a company picnic or any other type of party? This one-of-a-kind deal was made for you.

Hurry, because this deal expires on Jan. 19, 2012.

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.