Save 50% at Fifth Group Restaurants for 3 Days Only

Fifth-GroupFifth Group Restaurants in Atlanta is offering half priced dining cards from June 18 to June 20, 2014 at all of their locations including:

  • The Original El Taco
  • Alma Cocina
  • Ecco
  • La Tavola
  • Lure
  • South City Kitchen Midtown
  • South City Kitchen Vinings

Click here for details, rules, and to purchase your dining cards.

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National Doughnut Day Deals in Atlanta

Put down your bagel and pick up a free doughnut today, June 6, for National Doughnut Day. Here are some National Doughnut Day specials around Atlanta:

1. Revolution Doughnuts - According to their Facebook Page, Revolution Doughnuts opened two years ago on National Doughnut Day. They are giving away a free mini birthday cake doughnut today to celebrate their anniversary and National Doughnut Day.

Revolution Doughnuts

2. Krispy Kreme – Free Doughnut on June 6, 2014. No Purchase Necessary.


3. Dutch Monkey Doughnuts – Celebrate National Doughnut Day with a free Roadie (marble cake mini.) No purchase necessary. While supplies last.

Dutch Monkey

4. Sublime Doughnuts – The king of doughnuts in Atlanta, Sublime Doughnuts, has teamed up with The Melting Pot to offer mini-glazed doughnuts at The Melting Pot’s four Atlanta area locations on National Doughnut Day only. Sublime is offering certificates for a free chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot.

5. Dunkin’ Donuts – Get a free doughnut on June 6 when you purchase any beverage.


6. STK – STK Atlanta is putting a different spin on National Doughnut Day. Get free STK signature Drunkin Donuts in the lounge between 6 and 7 p.m. on June 6. I’ll drink to that.

Photo Credits:
Revolution Doughnuts FB Page
Krispy Kreme website
Dutch Monkey FB Page
Dunkin’ Donuts FB Page

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SweetWater Unveils A New Year-Round Pilsner

Take Two Pils (Large) (1)

Image courtesy of SweetWater Brewing Co.

SweetWater Brewing Company is releasing its new Pilsner-style brew, Take Two Pils, later this June. The golden blond German-style pilsner will join its year-round lineup which currently includes Sweetwater 420, Blue, IPA, Georgia Brown, and LowRYEder IPA.

In a press release, SweetWater describes Take Two Pils as the following:

Take Two Pils is a step into an alternate reality for SweetWater, a head-first dive down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland world of lagers. The golden blond German-style pilsner is brewed with a Mad Hatter’s dose of spicy floral hops. It’s beautifully Bohemian in body, earthy in soul, and moving low. Go ask Alice, we think she’ll know.

Brewed with the traditional spicy pilsner “Noble Hop” Saaz, SweetWater added a twist throwing in Styrian Golding hops, delivering earthy, spicy aromas and flavors, as well as American Mt. Hood hops to add clean, flowery notes. Kicking up the adventure, brewers then dry hopped the beer with all three hop varieties for SweetWater’s signature style.

With a malt bill of Pilsner, Munich and Carapils, Take Two Pils is left with a crisp, clean body fit for a queen. Although the Czech Pilsner yeast strain used is centuries old, it wasn’t too late for its brewhouse date. At 5.5 percent ABV, the larger than life libation will wander on to draft taps, six-packs and the summer Tackle Box variety packs in June.

For more information on SweetWater Brewery, visit

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Watershed Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary in Brookwood Hills

It has already been two years since Watershed moved its Southern-inspired-farm-to-table eatery from Decatur to a much larger space in Brookwood Hills. Executive Chef Joe Truex and the team at Watershed will be celebrating the two year anniversary with live jazz, Creole favorites, bubbles, and Sunday fun on  June 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The price is $37 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Georgia Organics. Call 404.809.3561 for reservations.


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9th Annual Wing and Rock Fest Returns to Woodstock

Wing and Rock Fest

Rock 100.5 is presenting the 9th Annual Wing & Rock Festival on Saturday, May 31 (Noon – 10pm) and Sunday, June 1 (Noon – 6pm) in Woodstock City Park. Over 25,000 people attended the festival last year and even more are expected this year.

The FREE event (Well…admission is free) will feature over 15 bands and 20 restaurants. In addition to chicken wings, the event will offer a wide variety of food including barbecue, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Outside coolers, food and beverages are NOT allowed in the park, but there will be plenty of vendors selling alcoholic beverages.

The entertainment schedule, including times for the Wing Eating Contest, can be found on the event home page HERE. The Wing & Rock Festival is a kid-friendly event.

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Whole Foods Gives Back to The Giving Kitchen on April 8

Whole Foods will be donating 5% of their sales in Atlanta on April 8, 2014 to The Giving Kitchen. See the flyer below for details and participating locations:

Whole Foods

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King of Pops Introduces Girl Scout Cookie Pops

Our favorite popsicle dealers, The King of Pops, have teamed up with local girl scout troops to create four unique girl scout cookie pops for a limited time. They are being sold in packs of 12 for $30 online only while they last. Orders can be picked up between March 28-31 at their Inman Park walk-up window. The flavors include:

  • Thin Mint
  • Samoa
  • Trefoil
  • Do-si-do


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Roswell Restaurant Week Returns January 21- February 1

Roswell Restaurant Week

Downtown Roswell has become one of the best dining neighborhoods in Georgia over the last few years with restaurants such as Table & Main, Little Alley Steak, Opulent, and Osteria Mattone receiving lots of positive press and attention. The restaurants are packed on weekends (when it’s not freezing) and you can feel a special energy in the streets (maybe it’s the ghosts) as you stroll along Canton Street.

If you have not had a chance to try some of the great restaurants in the Roswell area, I highly recommend you checking out Roswell Restaurant Week which runs from January 21 to February 1, 2014. Over 35 restaurants are participating this year and offering either special pricing, discounts, new menu items, or a prix fixe menu. The menus should be added to the Roswell Restaurant Week website very soon.

I went to Table & Main during Roswell Restaurant Week last year and had one of my favorite meals of 2013. I believe we’re going to check out Osteria Mattone this year. Enjoy!


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Atlanta Hawks Giving Back to The Giving Kitchen

The NBA season has started and our Atlanta Hawks are giving back to an amazing charity on November 20 when they host the Detroit Pistons at Philips Arena. The Atlanta Hawks will be donating $5 for every ticket sold to the game to The Giving Kitchen founded by Ryan Hidinger.

Hawks Give Back

If you don’t know Ryan’s story, Ryan was diagnosed with Stage IV gallbladder cancer last December at the age of 36. This past January, with just 3 weeks of planning, the restaurant community banded together to host an event called Team Hidi to raise money for Ryan’s alternative treatments. The event raised close to $300,000 and really became a testament to the restaurant community in Atlanta. From that support, Ryan and his wife Jen recently started The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that will raise funds to help other restaurant personnel going through hardships. Ryan also plans to open his own restaurant, Staplehouse, next February in the Old Fourth Ward.

The Atlanta Hawks are honoring Ryan Hidinger as a Be Greater recipient during the November 20 game vs. Detroit. You can purchase tickets here.

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Taste Over 90 Unique Casks at Sweetwater’s Brew Your Cask Off


Photo Credit: SweetWater Brewery

The 4th Annual Brew Your Cask Off is coming up on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m. in front of Sweetwater Brewery. Sample cask ale brewed by 90 retailers, charities, and home brewers competing for bragging rights and awards.

If sampling 90 cask ales in 4 hours doesn’t sound like the best deal ever, there will also be live music by The Vegabonds, a variety of food vendors, and Sweetwater will be offering tours throughout the evening.

I’ve had an opportunity to judge the event every year since it started and its one of my favorite days of the year. Get your pre-sale tickets here for $35.

BYCO 2013 Logo

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