Inman Park Restaurant Week!
I feel like choosing your favorite Restaurant Week is sort of like choosing your favorite child…
But if I had a favorite Restaurant Week…Inman Park would definitely be a strong contender!
Inman Park Restaurant week began yesterday, September 20 and runs through September 26, 2010
North Highland Pub (dinner for 2)
Parish Food & Goods
Kevin Rathbun Steak
Bonus: September is Hunger Action Month and the Fall Inman Park Restaurant Week will benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Atlanta’s Table project. Each restaurant will be offering raffle* tickets for $1.00 that will go towards the charity.
*The raffle prize will be a party for THE WINNER AND THIRTY OF THEIR FRIENDS at Shaun’s Restaurant. Chefs from each restaurant participating in Restaurant Week will prepare hors d’oeuvres and provide beer and wine for the party. Winner and guests must be 21 years or older. The Winner will be drawn on October 1 and announced on the web site www.inmanparkrestaurantweek.com.
Visit http://www.inmanparkrestaurantweek.com/ for menus and reservations
Midtown Restaurant Week…Again
Is it just me or is every week a Restaurant Week??
Not that I’m complaining…but still. It seems like every time I turn around it’s another RW. (P.S. It’s impossible for me to write “turn around” w/o breaking into song in my head. “TURN AROUND…every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you’re never comin’ round…TURN AROUND Bright Eyes!” ) Excellent. Will have that in my head for the rest of the afternoon. Similarly, I can’t say the word “situation” any longer without thinking of my favorite Thursday night guilty pleasure. GTL 4 Life, yo.
Okay, okay – back to business…
My personal favorites included in this list are Ecco (don’t forget to get a bottle of my favorite wine!), Pacci and Serpas, but overall this is a nice selection of restaurants for an excellent deal. Don’t miss out, but honestly if you do, I’m sure that it will be Midtown RW again in a month or two. Just sayin’…
Downtown Restaurant Week!
Not sure how I missed this(?!?!), but it’s FINALLY been brought to my attention that it’s currently Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week!
Many of Downtown Atlanta’s finest dining establishments were selected to take part in this fabulous food event! There are no passes to buy, coupons to carry or cards to punch. You simply attend the restaurant of your choice during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week and select from a special three-course dinner menu, for $25.00 and $35.00 per person, plus tip, plus tax. Restaurant Week runs from July 26 – August 8. Don’t miss out!
Make a night out of it and book your VIP Hotel Package here:
Slick + I are finally in town this coming weekend, and definitely planning to take advantage of the great deals at at least one of these restaurants:
Avanzare (Hyatt Regency Atlanta)
No Mas! Cantina
Rise Sushi Lounge
French American Brasserie – FAB (love!!)
ROOM (Twelve Centennial Park)
Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
Sear (Atlanta Marriott Marquis)
Meehan’s Public House
Terrace on Peachtree (The Ellis Hotel)
Atlanta Grill (Ritz-Carlton)
BLT Steak (W Hotel)
Durango Steak House
Glenn’s Kitchen (The Glenn Hotel)
Legal Sea Foods
Ray’s in the City
Ruth Chris Steak House (August 2-8 only)
Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View
Download menus here: http://tiny.cc/mh5k9
You know us, we can’t resist a good deal on a great meal!
Just LOVE Restaurant Week! See y’all downtown!
In Case You’re Hungry this Week…
I know it’s late notice, but the INMAN PARK SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK is also 03/08 (today!) through 03/14!
The Q+DD on IPRW: You know the drill. Great restaurants at a crazy discount. One week only! Although, as a good-karma extra, this Spring, the event will benefit the Believe In Me Foundation, which supports the education and welfare of children with autism and is led by Chef Shaun Doty.
Bonus: $1 raffle tickets will be sold and will go towards the charity. The Winner will win an hors d’ouerves, beer and wine party for 30 people hosted by Kevin Rathbun. Each participating chef will create an appetizer, chooose beer and wine, and celebrate the evening with thirty of the winner’s friends.
As in IPRWs past (view my previous post here) the restaurant discounts are in tiers:
$15: Fritti, Pure Taqueria, The Albert, North Highland Pub (dinner for 2)
$25: Wisteria, Parish Food & Goods, Fritti, Park’s Edge, Rathbun’s, Sauced, Shaun’s, Zaya Mediterranean Cuisine
$35: Kevin Rathbun Steak, Sotto Sotto
I must admit: I am SHOCKED that I can even THINK about food after the amazing amount of homemade Pizza Rolls and Milk Duds I consumed at our friend Meredith’s fabulous Oscar party last night…
Buckhead Restaurant Week: 03/06 – 03/14
That said, you should know that the inaugural Buckhead Restaurant week is right around the corner! 3 courses for $25? Yes, please!
Here are a few of my favorite participants:
Anis is such a perfect little date spot! It’s this amazing little French resto in a charming little house off Grandview. They have an outside patio (and allow pups!) as well as cozy inside seating. Love!
(Or Aria’s as my mom calls it.) If you have never been, you are seriously missing out. Aria is one of my favorite restaurants in the city – it’s romantic, the food is amazing, and it’s very glam in an understated sort of way.
You know a restaurant is cool when EZ elects to celebrate her birthday there!In the bottom of the Soverign building, this chic little French bistro is the newest addition to the Buckhead Life restaurant group. The bar area is especially cool.
Two words: Stoli Doli. When l lived in the Eclipse (located just behind the restaurant) this was my go-to happy hour spot. It’s a higher-end steak joint, and everything on the menu is delish, but the lobster mac + cheese will change your life and the calamari is out of this world. Their signature cocktail is the “Stoli Doli” – a martini made with pineapple infused vodka. DELISH. Plus, it has the whole country club chic thing going on and I love that.
Other participating restaurants are Aja (it’s pronounced like Asia, FYI, not Ah-zjh-ah- I asked!), Aqua Bistro, Atlanta Fish Market, Blue Pointe, Cantina (where Lola used to be), Craftbar, Gordon Biersch, Home, Market, Paces 88, The Palm, Pricci, Prime, Ruth’s Chris, Shula’s 347, and The Grape.
You can make reservations by calling the restaurants (duh) or on Opentable.com, a sponsor of the event.
Please note that alcohol and gratuity are not included in the $25.