Atlanta Barbecue Restaurants Offer Meat To-Go for Holiday Meals

Bone Lick BBQNo matter what meat you’re craving, one of Atlanta’s barbecue centric restaurants will have you skipping the hassle and going straight to carving.

Bone Lick BBQ on Atlanta’s Westside is taking the stress out of the holidays by offering up 10lb spiral cut, coca cola glazed “Xmas Hams” the whole family can enjoy for $79.95. Orders can be place between now and Sunday, December 21st and are available for pickup on Christmas Eve between 11 a.m and 3 p.m. For more information and to place an order, call 404.343.6574 .

D.B.A. Barbecue has a large variety of meats to choose from to make your holiday table complete. Their delicious beef tenderloin is $125 for 5 lbs. There are two options for ordering smoked brisket- $80 (5-6 lb) or $150 (9-10 lb). Add on French Onion Gravy for $8/quart. They’re also offering maple glazed ham ($80 for 10 lbs or $150 for 15 lbs) and smoked turkey ($69.99 for a 10-12 lb bird). Their catering team is standing by to take your order via email or phone (404) 249-5010.      Continue reading

Weekly Bites: Atlanta’s Restaurant News (December 17, 2014)

Gunshow [square]Gunshow, normally closed on Sundays and Mondays, has announced that they will be open for business between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will offer normal dinner service, from 6-9 p.m., Friday, December 26 through Tuesday, December 30. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by clicking here or calling the restaurant at 404-380-1886.

Asante, the downtown eatery from the lead chef for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign is now open for lunch and dinner. Located at 250 Park Ave W NW in Downtown Atlanta, the space, formerly occupied by Downtown’s iconic Peasant Bistro, includes two floors, with a second-floor main dining room as well as a private dining room that can seat up to 60. The menu features worldly ingredients and techniques of South America, the Caribbean, the Low Country and Southern United States and Africa to Atlanta.

“12 Days of Christmas” has returned to roost at Bantam + Biddy this year, offering 12 days of generous gifts. Through December 24, the casual, family-friendly eatery entertains customers with a different treat, deal or event to enjoy daily including:

  • December 17 – Vegas steak night featuring $6 steaks and baked potato (while supplies last)
  • December 18 – Kids 10 and younger eat FREE all day with a canned food donation for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. FREE meal from the kids’ menu only.
  • December 19 – Half-priced wings all day
  • December 20 – FREE soup of the day with $10 purchase
  • December 21 – Half-priced appetizers all day
  • December 22 – $2 slider night and Atlanta Community Food Bank Charity Night
  • December 23 – Receive a six-pack of Jb Farm Fresh Eggs with a $25 purchase
  • December 24 – FREE hot chocolate, no purchase necessary. Ansley and Crescent locations closing at 3 p.m. and Avalon and Lenox location closing same times as respective shopping centers.

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45 Atlanta Area New Year’s Eve Restaurant Celebrations (2014)

TopGolf1.)  Topgolf – On Wednesday, December 31 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, head to Alpharetta for the event of the year at Topgolf. They will be heating things up with the hottest tracks of the year with a live DJ and keeping you cool with specialty cocktails to celebrate the New Year! Topgolf will be closed to the public during this special event, so don’t miss out on your chance to reserve your spot.

2.)  Watershed on Peachtree – enjoy a four course meal with a Champagne toast, DJ Gray spinning tunes, and a festive evening with your Watershed family ($75/person). Reserve your table by calling (404) 809-3561.

3.) The Painted Pin – Raise your glasses, toast and roll in the New Year with us! Admission is only $20 (cash only at the door). Revelry will include…

  •  Live music courtesy of Gurufish from 8p.m. – 12a.m.
  • Late night DJ from midnight – 2a.m.
  • Featured magician, Howie the Great, pulling off all his best tricks
  • Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight with a balloon drop
  • Classic pub games including bocce ball, shuffleboard, oversized pop a shot, giant jenga, skee-ball, ping pong, bimini ring game, darts and southern skittles.
  • Doors will open for the evening at 5 p.m. and the party will conclude at 2 a.m.

The Painted Pin does not take reservations; all lanes, soft seating areas and booths are available on a first come, first serve basis. Bowling lanes available for $35 per hour, per lane. Shoes are $4.50. A max bowling allotment time of 2 hours per lane applies. We are 21+ and abide by a strict dress code.

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High Museum of Art Extends Hours for Holiday Season

High Museum of ArtNeed an excuse to get out of the house? The High Museum of Art is invited guests to linger in Midtown Atlanta with extended holiday hours over the next few weeks.

  • December 22, High Shop open 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM (Museum closed)
  • December 23, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • December 24, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM – FREE admission all day
  • December 25, Museum CLOSED
  • December 26, 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
  • December 27, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • December 28, Noon- 5:00 PM
  • December 29, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • December 30, 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • December 31, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  •  January 1, Museum CLOSED
  • January 2, 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM

Before the extended hours begin, don’t forget about Friday Night Remix at the High on December 19. Also, keep in mind that all active and veteran military personnel, along with their immediate families, get FREE admission to the High Museum of Art each Sunday and Tuesday.

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White Salon and Spa Introduces Rewards Program & Revamped Service Offerings

White Salon and SpaWhite Salon and Spa, a full-service salon and spa located in the heart of Buckhead, and the Occupy My Family salon of choice, has introduced a new rewards program, along with revamped service offerings, beginning in 2015.

The usual friendly, luxurious, but unpretentious experience is enhanced with White Salon and Spa’s revamped skincare options, including facials, makeup applications, lash extensions and bridal packages.

The salon is well known for their facials facials and they’re adding to their menu with the addition of new services, many of which include application from hairline to upper chest:      Continue reading

10 Stocking Stuffers For Atlanta Foodies

Forget the gift cards. Well, don’t forget them but supplement your gift giving with locally made products from local restaurants, available at their dining locations, stores across the Atlanta area, and online shops. Here are 15 of our favorites:

Beautiful Briny Sea Sugars1.)  Beautiful Briny Sea Sugars ($17.99 for 16 oz) –  These new locally crafted in Atlanta sugars are the perfect addition to Cook’s Warehouse’s assortment of Beautiful Briny Sea’s small batch culinary sea salts. Available flavors include Mexican Chocolate Sugar, Beautiful Dreamer (French Rose) Sugar, and Orange Chili Sugar.

2.)  Jittery Joe’s Red Beard’s Delight by Chef Kevin Gillespie ($14) – For those with coffee-fiend friends, check out what chef and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie has brewing in his General Store.  He is selling his signature “Red Beard’s Delight” coffee, his own special blend from his pals at Jittery Joe’s in Athens, Georgia, for $14 a canister.  A bright, well-rounded, easy-drinking coffee, it is perfect for automatic drip and French press alike.      Continue reading

5 Things to do on Sunday (December 14, 2014)


  1. Reindeer Day at the Chattahoochee Nature Center – A CNC winter tradition returns for its third year! Come out for a day all about winter animals and holiday cheer including live Reindeer!
  2. We Love Atlanta Day: Brunch with Santa & Holiday Market at the Atlanta Food Truck Park – It’s been a great year for the Atlanta Food Truck Park and they couldn’t have done it without you! To say thank you, you’re invited to join them for Brunch with Santa and a holiday market.
  3. Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes – This year’s evening journey through Grant Park features nine private homes as well as two special stops, the L.P. Grant Mansion and St. John the Wonderworker! The Candlelight Tour of Homes weekend also includes several of Grant Park’s most anticipated events of the holiday season.
  4. The PopUp Marché – Featuring Atlanta’s most diverse group of vendors, The PopUp Marché is sure to have gifts for every taste and budget. Ditch the mall this holiday season and come shop for unique, vintage, handcrafted, and one of a kind items for everyone on your holiday gift list!
  5. Holiday Sunday Funday at Wild Heaven – The folks from My Parent’s Basement will be on hand hosting a holiday market pop-up shop where you can snag some comics or other fun treasures from some of their local maker friends. Pick up some treats for your loved ones with a beer in hand, the best way (the only way?) to shop. Santa Claus will be there for FREE pictures with your kids, pets, what-have-you. AND they’re finally releasing Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale at tours this weekend (Ode to Mercy aged on Bulleit Bourbon- YUM!). Children are welcome!

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Seeks Artists to Design Sets

Atlanta Jewish Film FestivalThe Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)  is putting out a call for artists with special interests in design, film, and theatre who will produce sets inspired by films featuring Jewish comedians.

These sets, produced specially for this event, will be used as photo booths beginning February 7th and will continue to stay up through the month of February at Mammal Gallery.

Artists will work with Atlanta film industry professionals including Drew Duncan, Molly Coffee, Sam Carter and Blake Myers.

The first info session takes place on Tuesday, December 16th at 7 p.m. at Manuel’s Tavern. Participants will fill out an application and, if chosen, they will receive mentorship from Atlanta Industry Professionals and a $500 stipend for the project. For more information, please visit