1. Look Around Craft Cocktail Haven Establishment, NOW OPEN in Buckhead

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    Establishment [Photo: Christopher Watkins]

    Now open for nightly bar happenings and wildly innovative cocktails is Establishment, the newest edition to the Buckhead drinking scene from Karma and Mark Ultra Lounge’s Brandon Lewis. The wood-clad watering hole’s bar program is helmed by Dave Reed formerly of Prohibition and features a deluge of cocktails using fine craft spirits, locally-sourced shrubs and hand-carved ice. Constantly adding to the menu, Reed has developed several eye-catching cocktails like the Deconstructed Cosmo using an ice ball of high end triple sec, cranberry and bitters topped with Hangar One Mandarin Blossom. For die-hard whiskey drinkers, the Maple Mason-Dixie with Vermont Maple-infused foam, bitters and bourbon shines as well as the Breaking & Entering Manhattan that is barrel-aged for several weeks. There’s also a nod to beer aficionados with six high-quality/gravity craft brews on tap.

    The space designed by Wendy McGrew pays homage to Buckhead founder Henry Irby (there’s even a painting hung over the bar of the magnate draped in an American flag), and features chandeliers and door handles made from antlers, a ladder-accessible DJ booth, cowhide embroidered bar stools and luxurious tufted banquets.

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    Bar bites appear magically through a strategically placed secret door in the wooden wall and range from small plates like Bacon & Eggs (a trio deviled eggs served with Benton’s bacon) and hummus with bacon jam,  to larger entrees like the Delmonico steak with truffle fries.

    3167 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta; (678) 215-2632. estbuckhead.com. Open Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

     
  2. Sprinkles Golden Ticket Giveaway; STK Bags & Bubbly

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    Opulent [Photo: Christopher Watkins]

    MIDTOWN - Sip on signature Cucumber Stilettos for a chance to win a $300 gift card from Bella Bags and dinner for 2 at Cucina Asellina Thursday, January 23 at STK Bags & Bubbly. The trunk show will feature handbags from iconic brands such as Prada, Balenciaga, and Gucci. [EaterWire]

    BUCKHEAD - Atlanta’s first Sprinkles outpost opens Friday, January 24 with a Willy Wonka-inspired golden ticket giveaway. Thirty golden ticket gift cards valued at $100 each will be placed inside cupcakes, ice cream pints and cupcake ATM boxes to celebrate the grand opening. [Facebook]

    ROSWELL - Every Sunday enjoy family supper at Opulent, a three-course feast for $22/person featuring selections from slow braised pork shank and spaghetti and Kobe meatballs, to goat cheese pound cake and dolce de leche brownies for dessert. [EaterWire]

    DOWNTOWN - Celebrate five years of BLT Steak at W Atlanta Downtown Monday, January 27 with an exclusive 5/5/5 blackboard lunch menu. Chef Nick Alicea has curated 5 dishes including Duck Confit Sliders and BLT Flatbread, over five days, for $5 each to commemorate the milestone. [EaterWire]

     
  3. Henry’s Midtown Tavern [Photo: Christopher Watkins]

    Tuesdays are for tacos at Midtown tavern Henry’s. The restaurant just unveiled its contribution to the weekday tortilla celebration with a selection of gourmet tacos including Smoked Short Rib, Roasted Chicken and Spicy Crab all for $2 each. [EaterWire]

     
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    Blissful Glutton Jennifer Zyman gives us a sneak peek into Giovanni Di Palma’s forthcoming project, a retail market named Luisa’s adjacent to current mainstays Antico, Gio’s Chicken and Caffe Gio. The concept will sell everything under the sun that you’d expect from Di Palma, chicken soup, pizza dough and will also serve as an after hours event space featuring fare from all of his restaurants. Signing up online for newsletter updates will also enter you for a chance to win a limited edition 2014 Fiat designed by Gucci. [Creative Loafing]

     
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    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, luckily the Atlanta Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has rounded up ten romantic restaurants for residents and visitors alike with reader picks including mainstays like the Sun Dial, Aria and Bacchanalia. [ACVB]

     
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