June 2010 - Posts
Dine Like a Local
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern
Lauded by the AJC, Thrillist and
more, HOBNOB is quickly becoming a Midtown mainstay. This casually-chic
features pub fare with an urban
flare. (A must-try is the Lamb Burger topped with feta crumbles!
Juicy and delicious yet still feels like a lighter meal - it's perfect
sweltering evenings.) In addition to succulent
entrées, you'll find creative bar snacks
to complement the expansive drinks
list. Cleverly, the menu recommends which of the numerous beers will
best with each plate.
Deliciously affordable, HOBNOB has added their special spin to
Southern favorites. The Peach margarita and aptly named Southern Spring
(filled with slow-roasted pork and cider braised collards) in a
sauce are so tasty you may go weak in the knees. For brunch, dine on
favorites such as the Candied Pecan Pancakes and Low Country Bubble
Squeak (cabbage, Andouille sausage, shrimp and sides).
HOBNOB is surely one of the most accommodating spots in the city.
Both the jovial dining room and shaded patio are open for lunch at
serve dinner until 11p.m. Rumor has it the bar is open even later. Ah,
of the times when you just need a full-bodied breakfast? Stop by on
from 10a.m. ‘til 4p.m. and enjoy a tasty take on traditional Brunch
dishes. Need a place to catch the next World Cup game? Cheer your team
global victory on the patio and enjoy a $10 Pizza and Pint special.
Check the events
calendar and plan
your pre-game party!
Insider tip: Need some dinner party dessert inspiration? This
neighborhood newcomer hit the spot with their alcoholic
milkshakes. Instead of serving up a sweet as warm and sticky as the
heat, take a cue from HOBNOB. Make a batch of the season's favorite
a little adult twist.
Still scrambling for a Father's Day gift that doesn't hang in the closet? Give him your smiling face and a manly meal from one of these hot spots!
For a Father's Day classic, visit Dantanna's - the city's top pick for premier steak, seafood and sports. The sizable surf and turf menu is complimented nicely by extensive liquor lists, including over 50 beers and the Wine Wall. Perhaps most importantly of all, Dantanna's takes requests for your favorite game, then displays them on state-of-the-art plasma screens.
If your dad's a laid-back, humorous kind of guy, hit up Vortex for "booze and burgers". Winning a wall of awards for their diverse burger options, these made-to-order dishes will win him over instantly. Plus, being an "Idiot-Free Zone" means Dad can relax and enjoy his dinner without a Greek chorus of frat boys shrieking at the bar.
For the adventurous types, East Atlanta's Holy Taco is a must. This quirky taqueria offers up a sustainable menu of tacos, tortas and more. Add a little spice to his day with authentic eating contest. First one to finish his Beef Tongue or Chicken Heart taco wins!
If he prefers a casual meal with his family, head to Gordon Biersch. The contemporary American menu offers something every family member will enjoy, while Dad can grab a cold, house-crafted brew. For those of you with a sweet tooth, the Double Chocolate Fudge Cake is highly recommended.
For seafood lovers, McCormick & Schmick's is the answer. Home to Atlanta's freshest seafood, the menus are printed twice each day, reflecting the current stock. The extensive options of fresh ingredients are also present at the bar, where hand-crafted cocktails are made with fresh-squeezed juices.
For even more ideas, visit Atlanta.net for a customizable, searchable database of the city's restaurants.
The first days of Summer brings more than warm
weather - an
onslaught of first dates. Now, the only thing better than the perfect
a great conversation piece to spur some small talk. If you're stumped
ideas, check out these quirky pieces and tasty places!
Parish Foods & Goods
Boasting a full menu of NOLA-inspired cuisines and
raw bar, Parish offers deliciously casual cuisines. However, the most
noteworthy item is the dining
Representing what many high school historians classify as a "naked",
piece is quite a sight. What better way to break the tension than to
giggle fit over dinner?
Little Five Points
For the more
adventurous daters, Star Bar has quite a bit to
offer. Rife with people-watching and excellent live talents, you can
affordable drinks and bar fare. Add a little excitement to your evening
the toppling treasure trove, also known as the Elvis Shrine.
This hilarious concept takes
that whole dinner-and-a-show notion
to next level. Serving dishes made from fresh ingredients, you can enjoy
dinner, dessert and
drinks as the cast acts
out Shakespeare's works in the middle of the dining room. Currently
playing is Coriolanus, a fierce tale of betrayal
and motherly influence gone awry.
Quick and casual, a burger solves many dining dilemmas - from first dates to unexpected family dinners. If squelching and squishing raw meat just isn't an option, you're in luck - Atlanta has three of the best burger joints around. Of course, this quintessential Summer dish isn't complete without an award-winning milkshake. Drop by one of these three spots tonight for the best burgers and shakes in town!
Looking for something a little off the beaten path? Head to Grindhouse in Sweet Auburn. Home of the Killer Burgers, this is a must-try for cheesy, greasy goodness! Every burger is made from fresh ground, 100% Angus meat and cooked to order. While there's no shortage of enticing menu options, you can also order up your own killer creation. Perhaps the only treat to top these burgers are the hand spun milkshakes. One of the thickest, richest shakes around, enjoy traditional flavors as well as interesting options such as coffee or peanut butter.
For anyone wanting to see or be seen, FLIP Burger Boutique is the answer. Top-quality ingredients and innovative recipes have placed FLIP burgers on the A-list of the cuisine scene. These bite-sized burgers are perfectly portioned to let you pick a few favorites. For a sweet ending, try one of the mouth-watering shakes. Unique flavors such as Krispy Kréme and Pistachio + White Truffle will tantalize your taste buds ‘til the very last drop!
For a healthier option, visit Miller Union in Midtown. The ever-evolving menu is dictated by the available harvests of local farmers. By using fresh ingredients and a "rustic" recipe, Miller Union menus maintain all the healthy benefits of fresh food, infusing dishes with comfort flavors from childhood. Finish off the meal in true kid-fashion by diving into a homemade ice cream sandwich.