Atlanta Bites: Father's Day, events, openings & specials | June 2024

Courtesy of Tin Lizzy and photographer Brandon Amato

Here is the latest roundup of restaurant news from around metro Atlanta, including events, openings, Father's Day specials, Pride Month specials and more.

FATHER'S DAY

BrewDog Atlanta is offering dads a chance to compete for a chance to win a $1,000 bar tab while enjoying the brewery's mouthwatering burgers, wings, tacos, and 28 lines of craft beer. More info

Bitzel's Chocolate in Suwanee is offering a unique experience for Father's Day. Dad can explore the chocolate wonderland for an authentic "Willy Wonka"-style experience to watch as various chocolate treats move through the production process. Then, Dad can choose from Bitzel's array of gelato flavors, bourbon truffles and more. More info.

Duck Donuts is offering the Dad Dozen (or half dozen) featuring the popular Maple Bacon and a limited-time, brand-new bournon caramel drizzle for Father's Day. Order in shop or online. More info 

Epicurean Atlanta is hosting Father's Day BBQ & Brews on the ninth-level Rooftop Sky Terrace. Enjoy dozens of delicious menu selections from chef action stations featuring Epicurean Atlanta’s trio of restaurants – Reverence, Aerial Kitchen & Bar, and The Office Bar. Eat, drink, and play lawn games while taking in dazzling rooftop views. Plus, every dad will receive an ice-cold beer, courtesy of Epicurean Atlanta, and the lawn bar will be open for other alcoholic beverage purchases. Tickets are just $72 per adult and $25 for children 12 and under. More info.

Chido & Padres offers twin lobster fajitas ($42), wagyu churrasco featuring seared Wagyu beef with chimichurri, cilantro rice, and charro beans ($36), and dulce de leche torte ($6) on Father’s Day. More info

Dave & Buster's is offering $2 beers and 50% off all food for loyalty members on Father's Day. They are also hosting Dad Games at all locations across the U.S., inviting dads to battle for fatherly glory in an epic arcade showdown. Winners can win FREE D&B for a year. More info

Fairway Social Alpharetta is hosting The Rooftop Cookout: Burgers, Brats, and Beers starting at 4 p.m. June 15. The Braves games will be playing on the mega TV and there will be live music from 7 to 10 p.m. after the game. More info

Fairway Social Alpharetta and Trilith is offering a $220 Bay-play deal on June 16 that includes 90 minutes of play, 1 appetizer platter, 1 entree platter, and 1 beer pitcher or cookie platter and 90 minutes of play. Enhancements available. Reservations available. More info

Gypsy Kitchen spices up Father’s Day with specials like Berbere lamb skewers with sumac onions and herbed labneh ($16) and roasted baby heirloom carrots with spiced pistachio dukkah and French curry tahini ($16). Seafood paella with an option of adding lobster for an extra $25. More info

Hopdoddy is celebrating Father's Day with a burger collaboration with Brother's Bond. The co-branded Bourbon BBQ Burger features Brother’s Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the BBQ glaze on roasted pulled pork, a beef patty, hot honey pickles, crispy fried onions, cilantro cabbage slaw, and jalapenos, all nestled between a freshly baked egg bun. Available from June 12 - June 16, 2024 at all 46 Hopdoddy Burger Bar locations. More info

Huddle House is featuring its limited-time Big Beast Breakfast Burritos on Father's Day. Choose from the meat-packed Triple Meat Locker Burrito to the delightful Bacon or Sausage & Egg Burrito; there's a savory option for every taste, served a la carte or as a platter. More info

Krispy Krunchy Chicken offers "Your Choice" Meal Deals for Father's Day. Options include Cajun Chicken Sandwich, Three Tenders, or Three Piece Bone-In Chicken, each accompanied by signature potato wedges. Starting at just $5.99, it's a steal for dads on the go! More info

Kinship Butcher & Sundry on Virginia Avenue is offering special meats for the home-cook dads. Specials include dry-aged ribeye bone-in for $45.99 per pound; dry-aged pork chop for $20.99 per pound; tomahawks for $35.99 per pound; burgers for $9.99 per pound; and sausages for $11.99 to $13.99 per pound. More info

Marlow’s Tavern (multiple locations) is the perfect destination for a Father’s Day feast for lunch or dinner. Each location offers a unique take on classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. Guests are encouraged to call or visit their local taverns for details on specials. More info

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails honors dads with a special menu on June 16. Priced at $65 for adults and $32.50 for kids (excluding tax and gratuity). Highlights include candied pork belly skewers, piquillo pepper crab bisque, Milton Room Benedict, and blackened salmon with pimento cheese grits. More info

Ocean & Acre offers a special menu for Father's Day. Guests can begin with the seafood platter featuring oysters, mussels escabeche, peel and eat shrimp, and a king crab leg ($46). Main courses include pan-seared snapper with mango salsa ($36) and a 14-ounce prime ribeye with mashed potatoes and broccolini ($45). The peanut butter cheesecake topped with mascarpone whipped cream ($10) is a perfect finale. More info

Panera's Family Feast makes Father's Day brunch easy with options including the Breakfast Sandwich Feast of 4 sandwiches for $15.99 or the Baked Goods Feast featuring six Panera pastries priced at $16.99. More info

Pickle and Social Gwinnett is offering a special for Father's Day from 9 a.m. to noon June 15. $50 Round Robins per team and 25% discount off of food. More info

Ray’s Restaurants, renowned for its juicy steaks, fresh seafood, craft cocktails, and award-winning wine list, is ready to make Father’s Day special with an array of dining options. Ray’s on the River and Ray’s in the City are offering their dinner menus all day on Sunday, June 16. Ray’s on the River will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Ray’s in the City will be open noon-9 p.m. Ray’s at Killer Creek will serve a brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and its dinner menu from 4-9 p.m. More info

Scooter's Coffee is offering a BOGO deal on Father's Day (June 16). Must be redeemed through the mobile app. Drinks include the new summer offerings: Pineapple Mint Quencher, Strawberry Lime Quencher, Caramelicious, S'mores Latte, S'mores Creme Cold Brew, SCOOOT! Energy Infusions, fruit smoothies, brewed coffee, and more. More info

The Art Farm at Serenbe in Palmetto is offering a prime cowboy cut ribeye with Hasselback fingerling potatoes, bone marrow butter, celery root espuma, and grilled savoy cabbage with chili oil special on Father's Day in addition to its regular brunch and dinner menus at The Hill. The Farmhouse is also offering a prix-fixe special menu featuring jumbo shrimp cocktail, 12 oz. prime ribeye steak, foraged mushrooms, twice-baked potato, and a bourbon pecan tart. More info

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill invites guests to dive into a delectable spread where seafood and steak take center stage. Start with honey garlic Argentinian shrimp ($15) or beer-battered lobster tail with honey mustard sauce ($20). The steak frites features a 10-ounce prime strip steak with garlic butter and fries ($35). Seafood lovers will appreciate shrimp pasta Alfredo with fettuccine in a creamy Alfredo sauce and sautéed shrimp ($25). End the meal with a brownie sundae topped with vanilla gelato and chocolate ganache ($12). More info

The Hamilton Hotel Alpharetta is hosting a Father's Day BBQ Brunch from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 with family-style ribs and sides, bourbon tasting stations starting at 11 a.m., and live music. More info

Snooze A.M. Eatery (multiple locations) is celebrating Father's Day by offering a $5 bonus gift card with every $25 gift card purchased online. Guests can use their bonus card between June 17 and Aug. 11 for $5 off a pancake flight, eggs Benny, or whatever breakfast classic they choose. More info.

STK Atlanta is celebrating Father's Day by offering its succulent Roasted Prime Rib Surf & Turf, accompanied by charred baby carrots, pesto, ricotta, and salsa verde. For a taste of luxury, try their Wagyu Sampler, showcasing the finest cuts, including Masami Ranch Bone Marrow, A5 French Dip, Stone Axe Top Sirloin, and Margaret River Wagyu. They are also offering brunch. More info.

The Southern Gentleman celebrates dad with a prix-fixe brunch menu from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for $62 per person, followed by their classic dinner menu with a few special features from 5-9 p.m. Brunch highlights include the PiggyBack Bacon old-fashioned ($18), crab fritters, Southern fried chicken and skillet cake, and prime filet steak and eggs. For dessert, enjoy dark chocolate layer cake with whipped cream and cherries jubilee. More info

The Woodall presents a variety of mouthwatering specials for Father’s Day. Opt for the 16-ounce prime ribeye aged in beef tallow fat for 40 days ($45), Dr. Pepper short rib tortellini ($20), and scratch-made cinnamon roll ($16). More info

Tiff's Treats is offering several specials for Father's Day. Orders can be placed through June 17. Packages include: 1 Dozen: 1 dozen cookies, "Happy Father's Day" packaging & balloon; 2 Dozen: 2 dozen cookies, "Happy Father's Day" packaging & balloon; Treat Package: 1 dozen cookies, Tiff's Trio®, "Happy Father's Day" packaging and balloon; and Cookies & Cupcakes: 1 dozen cookies, Baked by Melissa® Bite-Size Cupcake 6-pack, "Happy Father's Day" packaging and balloon. More info

Your 3rd Spot is transforming into a family playground for Father's Day. There will be rock-painting stations, family photo booth, a beer station and more. The enhanced Taste & Explore menu was also designed with families in mind. More info.

Verdure Kitchen & Cocktails is celebrating dads with a special whiskey cocktail flight featuring the Smoky Old Fashioned, Baobab Bourbon Smash, and Tamarind Manhattan, available all day for $28. Guests can pair these drinks with brunch and dinner options. Highlights include Verdure steak and eggs, braai South African ribeye, Zanzibar roasted lamb rib chops, and creamy lobster mac and cheese skillet. More info

EVENTS

Chef Edward Lee is celebrating his new book, "Bourbon Land," at two events on June 5 (Epicurean Atlanta) and June 6 (Trilith Guesthouse in Fayetteville). Designed for whiskey lovers or anyone curious about how to drink or cook with bourbon, each two-hour event includes a welcome cocktail; live cooking demonstrations of four recipes from Chef Lee’s new book, served with Four Roses Bourbon pairings; a deliciously boozy dessert; a signed copy of "Bourbon Land;" and a Four Roses Bourbon gift set featuring a signed copy of "Return of a Whiskey Legend" by Master Distiller Brent Elliot. Guests will also have the opportunity for Chef Lee to sign books and take pictures following the event. Tickets are $175. More info.

Casa Nova in Alpharetta is hosting a wine dinner featuring Daou Vineyards at 7 p.m. on June 6. Tony Suarez, Vice President of Daou, accompanied by Certified Sommelier Pepe Fundora, will guide guests through a curated 5-course dinner paired with four amazing wines. The cost is $99 per person. Limited seating available. Please reserve your spot by calling Casa Nuova at 770-475-9100. More info.

Seed Kitchen & Bar in Marietta is celebrating its newly weatherproofed patio with Lobster Camp Saturdays beginning June 8. The Lobster Camp menu will feature the restaurant’s refreshing white sangria alongside Chef Turbush’s signature Lobster Rolls, available to order Connecticut-style (with drawn butter) or Maine-style (with housemade lemon mayo). Both lobster rolls feature fresh Maine lobster and are served on a griddled brioche roll with a side of chips and a pickle spear. More info.

Shuckin' Shack Cummings is hosting a beach party from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 8 where Michael Mitchell, a four-decade veteran of the restaurant industry, will be celebrating his 5th anniversary at Shuckin' Shack. There will be live music and $1 raw or steamed house oysters. There will also be several events leading up to the beach party including Service Industry Day on June 4; Not All Heroes Wear Capes Day on June 5; Friends and Neighborhood Day on June 6; and School Staff Appreciation Day on June 7. More info.

The FOOD IS ART pop-up event by the Roswell Arts Fund is happening June 8 and 9 at Barrington Hall in downtown Roswell. FOOD IS ART is an elevated social garden party that celebrates the creativity and passion of 12 local chefs. Watch as they transform fresh, local ingredients into culinary masterpieces right before your eyes. Full tasting general admission tickets are $120. More info.

Garrison Brothers Distillery is hosting a special bourbon pairing dinner at New South Kitchen inside Omni Centennial Park on June 14. The interactive dining experience offers guests the opportunity to hear the story of Garrison Brothers – the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas – and learn about their award-winning bourbon expressions as they are paired perfectly with each course. Menu highlights include cornmeal-crusted green tomatoes and LBLT (lobster) deviled eggs; choice of smoked short rib or miso-bourbon glazed Sixty South salmon; and milk chocolate mousse. Tickets are $110 per person. More info.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. on MacArthur Boulevard NW is hosting a Backyard Bourbon Battle on June 15 from noon to 5 p.m. Eventgoers will have the opportunity to sample each team's Kentucky Bourbon and cast votes for their favorite barrel. In addition to bourbon battle and tasting, Rodney Scott from Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ and NFA Burger will be serving food alongside live Bluegrass and Folk music from Atlanta’s very own, Clawdad. Tickets are $40. More info.

Tequila on the Terrace returns to Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta on June 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will feature more than 20 rare and exceptional brands of tequila and mezcal. There will be guided tastings and one-on-one experiences with top tequila experts from Patrón, Herradura, Komos, Los Siete Misterios, Don Julio, Milagro, Don Fulano, Casa Noble, Mi Campo, Hagave, and Contraluz. There will also be gourmet chef stations and live music. Tickets are $89 plus. More info.

The Atlanta Sweet Fest is happening from noon to 6 p.m. on June 22 on Lakewood Avenue. There will be approximately 100 dessert and beverage vendors plus food trucks and kid-friendly activities. Free admission with VIP tickets available for $25. More info.

PRIDE MONTH

Snooze A.M. Eatery (multiple locations) is celebrating Pride Month with Pride pancakes -- buttermilk pancakes filled with white chocolate chips and all-natural rainbow sprinkles, topped with sweet cream drizzle, whipped mascarpone, and, of course, more sprinkles. 25 cents from each Pride cake sold will benefit Snooze’s continuing partnership with The Trevor Project to support the life-affirming and life-saving mission to end suicide among LGBTQ young people, and Snooze has committed to a minimum donation of $25,000. More info.

Velvet Taco is kicking off Pride Month with themed weekly tacos, the Pride Brunch Burger, and a special charity partnership with Lambda Legal. More info.

 

DEALS/SPECIALS

Chick-fil-A is offering FREE Maple Pepper Bacon Sandwiches to fans in Atlanta through June 23 via the Chick-fil-A mobile app. It is made with a lemon herb marinated boneless breast of chicken, grilled for a tender, smoky taste. It is served on a buttery and toasted maple flavored brioche bun, topped with Pepper Jack cheese, green leaf lettuce, bacon hand-tossed in a brown sugar and pepper blend, topped with sweet and spicy pickles. Promotion is valid through the app and while supplies last. To claim the offer, Guests can open the app and redeem the reward at participating Atlanta-area Chick-fil-A restaurants. Limit one per person. Not valid with any other offer. More info.

Duck Donuts is celebrating National Donut Day on June 7 by offering free cinnamon sugar donuts at participating locations. Limit one per guest. No purchase necessary. More info.

Raising Cane's (multiple locations) is celebrating National Iced Tea Day on June 10 by offering a free 22 oz. iced tea to all Caniac Club Members. More info.

NaanStop, the beloved Indian restaurant, is bringing back its Kids Eat Free promotion in June and July. NaanStop's kids' menu features a variety of simple yet delightful options, including rice bowls and naan pizzas. With protein and cheese naan choices, there's something to please even the pickiest of eaters. Must purchase adult entree. Other restrictions may apply. More info.

Panera is kicking off the summer by offering 3 months of free beverages for members through their Unlimited Sip Club. Whether you're a daily coffee connoisseur or an afternoon iced tea enthusiast, the monthly membership can save you over $100 monthly and pays for itself in just four cups a month. More info.

Superica is kicking off summer with its inaugural Strawberry Margarita Week from June 6 to 12. A special frozen strawberry margarita will be added to the menu at all locations. More info.

SweetSong Kitchen & Bar in Duluth is celebrating Lima Bean season by offering Hominy & Lima Bean Succotash topped with applewood smoked bacon lardons. More info.

Tim Hortons is offering reward members a free donut with any drink purchase on National Donut Day (June 7), including any of the current limited-time beverages like the Cookie Butter Cold Brew and Cookie Butter Iced Capp. Participating locations only. More info

NEW MENU ITEMS

Chick-fil-A is offering the seasonal Maple Pepper Bacon Sandwich starting June 10. It features a lemon and herb marinated grilled chicken breast topped with Pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, bacon hand-tossed in brown sugar and pepper, and sweet and spicy pickles. The Peach Milkshake is also back for a limited time. More info

Cultivate Food & Coffee at Phipps Plaza has introduced a new summer menu featuring a variety of smoothies and salads. Try a smoothie, available in strawberry banana, strawberry, peach, pineapple, wildberry and mango flavors. Make it a combo and pair it with a Celery Chicken Salad, Curry Chicken Salad, Walnut Chicken Salad, Ceasar Salad or Chop Salad. More info.

Farm Burger (multiple locations) has introduced two new salads for the summer. The Farm Salad features a blend of local lettuce, arugula, cucumbers, radish, and seasonal tomatoes topped with Parmesan and buttermilk dill dressing. The Superfood Salad features local kale and is packed with black rice, radish, strawberries, pickled red onion, local feta, and a honey-ginger dressing. More info.

Panera has brought back lobster menu offerings for the summer. They include lobster mac & cheese (pricing starts at $22.99 plus tax) and a lobster roll (pricing starts at $21.49 for large and $12.49 for small). More info.

Tin Lizzy's Cantina (multiple locations) has announced several new menu items, including Buffalo cauliflower tacos, fried lobster tacos, short rib birria, and Tres Leches served with a choice of chocolate or raspberry sauce. More info.

Snooze A.M. Eatery is introducing fresh juices with functional benefits on June 28. The Super Greens juice packs kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, ginger, apple, agave, and lemon for an easy sipping serving of vegetables and fruits. The Rejuvenate juice, with pear, lemon, ginseng, agave, prickly pear coconut water, and Himalayan pink salt, aids in hydration and balances electrolytes. The stunning Butterfly Lemonade features honey-lavender lemonade, pear, and butterfly pea flower for an antioxidant-rich, color-changing Instagrammable refreshment perfect for patio season. More info.

OPENINGS

John's Juke Joint has opened in Atlanta. The carry-out and delivery-only restaurant is located inside J's Kitchen Culinary Incubator on Pleasantdale Road. Drawing inspiration from generations of family recipes, John Jay has created a menu that harmoniously blends the hearty, comforting flavors of soul food with the aromatic, rich tastes of Italian dishes. More info.

The Brass Tap craft beer bar, with more than 60 local beers, is opening in Marietta on June 3 at 1420 Perrell Mill Road. It is operated by Raj and Meghl Patel who want the Brass Tap to feel like they're throwing a party every night and the customers are their guests. The brothers have already signed on for 7 additional locations in metro Atlanta. More info.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is opening a new location in Stockbridge at 1020 Chen Parkway on June 4. There will be a drive-thru lane and it will be open every day from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Stockbridge location is currently hiring. More info.

Commune, a wine bar and listening room, is now open in Avondale Estates. There is a small menu of bar bites in addition to the wine. Music will include everything from Afrobeat to Italian film soundtracks to Psyche Rock. More info.

Chef Todd Ginsberg (General Muir and Bocado) has launched Ginsberg's Refresher food truck. It can be found at Wild Heaven Beer in Avondale Estates. Menu highlights include salmon dip, peppercorn wings, glass noodle salad, crispy oyster sliders, cheeseburgers, and more.

Floridaman is now open at 921 Wylie Street Southeast. Menu highlights include smoked fish dip, Cajun peel n' eat shrimp, The Floridaman sandwich (ham, chicken, salami, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard & mayo Cuban sandwich), cabbage & crispy rice salad, and key lime pie cups. Drinks include seasonal boozie slushies, Lot Lizard Spritz (Limoncello), Freak on a Beach (Myer's Dark Rum) and I Wanna Be Sedated (Guatemalan rum).

Strangers in Paradise has opened in the Lee + White complex on the westside. The tropical bar aims to have the same vibes as a late '80s and early '90s beachside resort. More info.

Chef Kevin Gillespie's newest venture, Nadair, on Zonolite Road is now taking reservations. Gillespie drew inspiration from 27 years of cooking in Atlanta and the Pacific Northwest and his time spent in New England, Scotland, and the American South. According to the restaurant's website, they are taking reservations one month prior to opening. More info.

OTHER

Citizens Market Food Hall at Phipps Plaza offers brunch from noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday. Enjoy a menu featuring peach, pineapple, grapefruit or orange mimosa pitchers, Sam's Chicken & Buttermilk Biscuit, Firebelly Honey Chipotle Wings & Buttermilk Waffle, Umami Bacon, Egg & Cheese on Brioche Bun or Biscuit, and CiCi's Avocado Toast or Avocado BLT. There's also a live DJ.  More info

Eggs Up Grill (multiple locations) has launched a fundraising campaign at its 6 metro Atlanta restaurants now through June 10. Smiles for Good, the brand’s overall campaign, allows dine-in guests to make $1, $3, and $5 donations for local charities chosen by the individual restaurants. In many cases, the owners will be matching donations. More info.

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