News for Restaurants in Atlanta
Being perceived by its neighborhood as expensive, Vinocity Kirkwood Restaurant & Wine Bar's owners decided on a re-brand, and have changed the name to Kirkwood Public House. A new chef, installed two months earlier in anticipation of the change, and a revamped menu have put the place on a new course, with only one main dish at the $20 mark. The new farm-to-table, chef-driven menu features a raft of small plates, making it easy to choose how to dine at the restaurant. And, says co-owner Ian Smith, "we're more kid-friendly than ever." Kirkwood Public House, Kirkwood Station, 1963 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317, 404-870-8886.
Having been challenged by a national organization that uses the word "grange," Decatur's The Grange Public House decided simply to change its name. After a contest in which three regulars suggested the same name, the owners opted for The Marlay House, and hoisted the new sign to reflect the changes. Nothing else, however, will change, neither the atmosphere nor chef Mark Gallagher's comfort food. The Marlay House, 429 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030, 404-270-9950.
The "Bayou ‘n Bourbon" promotion kicks off with a Fat Tuesday party on February 16 at all six Marlow's Tavern locations. In addition to this being the first day the special menu is available, there will also be drink deals, a raffle prize drawing, party favors and festive Bayou music playing all night long. This celebration also marks the start of Marlow's partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Throughout the six-week special, all six Marlow's Taverns will raise money for the restaurants' participation in this year's Hunger Walk event. During this time, guests may add a donation to their check to benefit the ACFB. With every donation of $1 or more, guests will get a bounce back card for $5 off their next purchase of $15 or more at Marlow's Tavern.
From 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Ray's Killer Creek and Ray's on the River offer a half-priced menu of appetizers and another long list of value-priced wine, $5 Absolut martinis and $3 draft beer on their new special weeknight menu (excluding holidays). Yes, "Oysters Rock!" with Pernod creamed spinach, bacon and hollandaise for $6. More deals include shrimp cocktail, ahi tataki, Ray's "New Orleans" barbecue shrimp with barbecue beer butter on a toasted baguette, warm Maytag blue cheese chips, and crispy calamari with sweet and hot peppers and tomato marinara ($4-$7). Fresh shucked oysters accompanied by atomic cocktail sauce and Champagne mignonette come by the dozen ($11) or half dozen ($7). Value-priced red and white wines from around the globe are available by the glass ($6-$9) or bottle ($17-$27). Those in the market for martinis will find plenty for $5 each: Ray's blue smoke, Ray's lemon drop, the Maytag, pomegranate, chocolate, Georgia peach and the French martini. Ray's Killer Creek, 1700 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, 770-649-0064. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun. Ray's on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-955-1187.
Pacci Ristorante, an Italian-style steakhouse in the new Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown, has launched an innovative program designed to recycle cork. "Cork to Fork" teams up with an organization called ReCork America to reuse wine corks in other products, such as shoe soles, flooring, gaskets, bulletin boards, sports gear, and even compost. Bring in real corks from wine bottles and receive for each cork 2 percent off your total bill up to a maximum of 20 percent. Pacci Ristorante, Hotel Palomar Atlanta Midtown, 866 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, 678-412-2402.
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