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Romantic Restaurant Recommendations for Valentine’s Day

There is one day of the year where it is perfectly acceptable; in fact it’s encouraged, to go to a 10 on the romance scale. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to concentrate all your love into a 24-hour period. Some couples show this by buying luxurious presents, while others prefer chocolates, but our way to romance that special someone is through a hot ticket restaurant reservation. Remember procrastinators- Valentine’s Day is SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th! Book one of these romantic spots before every seat is filled for their prix-fixe special!

1) Nikolai’s Roof (Downtown)

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2) St. Cecilia (Buckhead)

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3) Canoe (Vinings)

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4) Maya Steakhouse (Sandy Springs)

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Photo by MAYA

5) Aria (Buckhead)

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Photo by George A. Sanchez

6) 4th and Swift (Old Fourth Ward)

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7) Two Urban Licks (Old Fourth Ward)

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Photo by Telephone Factory Lofts

8) Pricci (Buckhead)

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Photo by Pricci

9) Rumi’s Kitchen (Sandy Springs)

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Photo by Rumi’s Kitchen

10) Bite Bistro & Bar (Johns Creek)

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Photo by Bite Bistro & Bar

Want more tips and tricks for Atlanta’s best restaurants? Find out more here! Be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

Where To Get Your Wings Delivered In Time For The Super Bowl

How did time fly by so quickly? It’s already the night of the Super Bowl? Don’t go empty handed to your potluck football party; bring the fan-favorite, wings. Last year, you just brought a dozen of the mediocre grocery store variety, so make it easy on yourself this year and don’t even step foot in a store or restaurant- order delivery! And order good delivery at that! We have our top 8 places to get wings on the fly (pun intended) so we decided to share the love for this desperate food party situation.

Pig-n-Chick BBQ

How to order: Call 404-255-6368 (Roswell Road) 770-451-1112 (Peachtree Industrial) 404-474-9444 (Briarcliff)

What to order: Mild, medium, hot, lemon pepper, BBQ, or smoked wings- you can even get an order of 100!

Pig N Chik Wings

Clay’s 

How to order: Call 404-843-1233

What to order: Wings to your liking (up to orders of 100) with any of their special sauces and don’t forget the Cajun fries! Special sauces: mild, medium, hot, extra hot, jalapeno, lemon pepper, hot lemon pepper, teriyaki, hot teriyaki, hot BBQ, honey BBQ, hot honey BBQ, Jerk, honey mustard, hot honey mustard or ranch!

D.B.A Barbecue

How to order: Available for delivery via Postmates and Zifty, and DBA personally delivers catering orders of $200 or more.

What to order: Plain (Smoked), Sweet BBQ, Bryan’s Tangy, Buffalo (Med), Hotlanta Hot Sauce (Hot), Hotlanta Burnin’ Sherman (Hotter!), Lemon Pepper or Habanero-Mustard!

DBA Wings

Taco Mac

How to order: Via Caviar for Decatur or Lindbergh locations

What to order: Original, roasted or boneless wings tossed in one of their 12 signature sauces. Sauces range from “not spicy” to “you crazy” and include: slow burn, fiery chili citrus, three mile island, habanero BBQ, hot buffalo, medium buffalo, honey chipotle, mild buffalo, lemon pepper, sweet chili sesame, hickory honey BBQ, or parmesan garlic. Definitely order a queso appetizer to neutralize the heat!

Taco Mac Wings

Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

How to order: Via website or call in 404-22-0206

What to order: Wings are smoked then fried crisp and sauced and come with potato wedges. Might as well get some fried mushrooms, fried green tomatoes and onion rings for a healthy dose of veggies on the side.

Fox Bros BBQ 

How to order: Via doordash.com

What to order: Smoked wings and a healthy portion of their outrageous sides like Brunswick stew, tater tots and jalapeno cornbread.

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Jack’s Pizza & Wings

How to order: Call (404) 525-4444

What to order: Wings in any of their special sauces + an order of garlic pizza sticks or pizza rolls. Special sauces include: plain, lemon pepper, BBQ, honey BBQ, garlic parmesan, strawberry, honey bourbon, cinnamon, chipotle, jerk, teriyaki, medium, hot, on fire, stupid hot, honey mustard, wasabi or sriracha.

Jamal’s Buffalo Wings

How to order: Call 404-221-0088

What to order: Wings and lots of them! Make sure to get a combo for a side of fries or order them separately, they’re extra crispy and just how we like them!

Jamal's Buffalo Wings

Our short list if you prefer takeout:

JR Crickets

The Albert

Moe’s Original BBQ

Chick-a-Biddy

DBA Wings

Craving more barbecue? Check out barbecue spots around Atlanta here. Be sure to catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

Steak Tips: I Have Found The Veal Parmesan That Is Touched By The Heavens…..

Here are a couple of thoughts roaming around the mind of legendary radio personality and host of Atlanta Eats, Steak Shapiro. These are Steak’s tips:

  • Fried calamari may be the most over-rated restaurant item in the history of the world.
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Photo by http://italianrestauranttampa.com/

  • Boston Cream Pie is a farce, no one really cares for it and it’s only real place is in the line of a cafeteria. 
  • The veal parmesan at Ford Fry’s new restaurant Marcel is what would convince aliens that we are the most sophisticated planet in the galaxy.  
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Photo from http://marcelatl.com/

  • When you find a great order of fried clams and tartar sauce in Atlanta, text me, tweet me, scream at me in a mall, I need them!!
  • I have never met a woman over 25 that did not love the restaurant “True Food” at Lenox Mall.
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Photo from http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/

  • When I think the perfect breakfast sandwich I think toasted english muffin and then go from there.

Hungry for more Steak Shapiro? Be sure to watch Atlanta Eats every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV!

Best Thing We Ate Last Week

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You could say it’s always a feeding frenzy at Atlanta Eats’ HQ, but to us it’s just another hard day’s work. We’re sharing the best things we ate last week to give you some food inspiration for the week ahead. Check out AtlantaEatsTV on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for a constant stream of pictures if this doesn’t quite cure your food porn fix…

Mac-n-Cheese from DBA Barbecue (Virginia-Highland)

If you’re looking for that ooey, gooey compliment to your BBQ platter, grab a side of Mac-n-cheese from DBA. It has the perfect consistency of creaminess with a strong cheesy flavor working throughout. The only imperfection- it should be the same serving size as their XL salads!

DBA Mac N Cheese

Bibimbap from Breakers Express BBQ (Conyers)

Just a hop and a skip from Downtown Atlanta lies the most creative dining concept ever to land in Conyers…Breakers Express BBQ! We love trying all their unique Korean BBQ entrees, but the bibimbap is where they really shine. Think of it this way- Chipotle burrito bowl minus the E. Coli plus Korean flare and an extraordinary presentation. Our bibimbap starts with a layer of white rice, cooked vegetables, bulgogi beef and a fried egg!

Bibimbap

Freeze Cream (Roswell)

Watch out world- there is a new dessert hot (or should we say cold?) off the block! This creative confection is fun, delicious, fresh and pretty healthy- it’s called Freeze Cream! Owners Nicole and Douglas serve up portions created with milk (coconut or regular) then add in fruit and toppings once it freezes. The whole concoction is rolled up and stacked in each cup. This is a MUST TRY! Nicole and Douglas are filled with light and positivity and their desserts are sure to brighten your day!

Freeze Cream

Did I make you hungry? Lucky for you Atlanta Eats provides the perfect workday distraction! Search our site for videos of Atlanta’s top restaurants and be sure to tune in on Peachtree TV every Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30am!

Souper Jenny

The soup-salad-sandwich specials change from day to say – but no matter what’s on the menu, you can rest assured that it will satisfy your body and soul.

Down South, we’re always talking about comfort food. It’s always Mac n’ Cheese this, or Hush Puppies that. But whatever happened to those plain old does-a-body-good soup-and-sandwich combos? Well, they’re alive and well at Buckhead’s famous Souper Jenny.

The wait may look long, but it goes by fast and is usually pretty entertaining on account of the café’s staff being mostly performers from Atlanta’s theatre scene. Join them in song or dance and you just might get a free cookie (and the cookies are gooood…). But what, oh what, to go with that cookie?

May we recommend Jenny’s Dad’s Turkey Chili? This gluten-free chili is a favorite of Souper Jenny’s frequenters. Enjoy it along with a club sandwich known only as The Club, and you’ve got yourself a tasty little lunch! Prefer a salad to the sandwich? The Big Greek Salad, which is topped with fresh tomato, cucumber, olives, feta and pepperoncinis, is a fan fave.

Double Zero Napoletana

What’s the definition of a restaurateur? It’s opening up restaurants that people fall in love with. Like Sugo in Roswell and Iberian Pig in Decatur. Well, what happens when the same family, the Casteluccis, get in to the Italian business? Really good things.  Just a few steps outside of the perimeter in Sandy Springs, it’s a pasta/pizza place that folks go crazy for! Let’s hang at Double Zero Napoletana.

Alma Cocina

Alma Cocina brings a new approach to contemporary Latin and Mexican cuisine and a whole lot of spice to the heart of downtown Atlanta. The traditional regional flavors are bright, fresh and vibrant in mouthwatering dishes that feel familiar yet new and exciting. This is the perfect spot for a pre show meal or happy hour after work.

Twin Smokers

There’s so much happening in downtown Atlanta! Just a block away from the Georgia Aquarium and Philips Arena, you’ve got bourbon and bbq that has the whole city buzzing. The beautiful thing is, they’ve got 9 menu items that are as close to perfection as you can get. True, they run out of meat most nights, but hey, tomorrow you gotta get her earlier. Let’s hang, at Twin Smoker’s BBQ!

The Porter Beer Bar

800 beers (and not one of them is a Budweiser). Gourmet pub grub (like, actually really gourmet). And a daily specials list where chef Nick Rutherford really struts his stuff (Florida Corn Agnolotti, anyone?). It’s no wonder this place has been rated amongst the top ten beer bars IN THE WORLD every year since its 2008 debut.

Tucked away in Little Five Points, The Porter is a cozy, casual spot with exposed brick walls and handcrafted wooden booths. The servers are happy to help you navigate the beer list – which features about 800 craft beers from around the world. Choose a brew based on taste, or pair a pint with your meal. Either way, you’re bound to be introduced to your new favorite microbrew.

As for the menu, you could pretty much throw a dart and be very happy with whatever dish it landed on. Their famous Salt & Vinegar popcorn is a pre-meal crowd pleaser, as are the Goat Cheese Fritters (which Steak refers to as “love sticks”), and the Belgian Fries. For main courses, many don’t even look beyond the specials. The list changes daily, but can include items such as Pork and Foie Gras Turine and Painted Hills Steak Tartare. Menu staples include Georgia Wild Shrimp n’ Grits and Kraut and Beer Brats. So, like their beer list, influence comes from every corner of the globe.

For lovers of beer and lovers of food, The Porter is perfectly on point.

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar

The food at Clark & Schwenks Seafood & Oyster Bar aims to fill a gap in the Atlanta restaurant scene. C&S, for short, is a collaboration between two Atlanta food scene veterans with experience in fine French & American restaurants in Atlanta and a dual passion for excellent food. The focus is on fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar, and classic prime steaks. Combine that with a menu that is formidable and spans the fare of the classic Manhattan steakhouse to that of a Parisian brasserie.

Details | KR Steakbar | Top Atlanta Steakhouses

 

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Kevin Rathbun’s fourth Atlanta restaurant is a fine addition to his legendary library of local spots. Rathbun’s Peachtree Hills place boasts some of the finest steaks anywhere in the city.  One of our faves? The 6 oz. filet with roasted garlic is tender and flavorful without overpowering your meal. Want to kick it up a notch? Check out the 20 oz. Ribeye with balsamic and arugula!

		
	    

Details | Haven | Top Atlanta Steakhouses

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Haven Restaurant on Dresden Drive is the benchmark of great dining in the rapidly growing Brookhaven neighborhood. Armed with the freshest local ingredients, Haven’s strong relationships with local farmers’ shine through in every dish. Don’t miss their 22 oz. Cowboy Ribeye, dry aged for a month and served with drool worthy sides.

		
	    

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2/6: Mara Davis interviews the best in the business when it comes to food! She debates with the People’s Lawyer, Bruce Hagen, catches up with the brains behind Buckhead Beef and polls the people for their favorite Super Bowl snack!

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