Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Atlanta-Area Restaurants Serve Up Labor Day Weekend Specials

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Emily Connolly or Morgan Lanier
Melissa Libby & Associates

Top Dining Destinations Take the Work Out of Enjoying the Holiday

ATLANTA (Aug. 24, 2016) – Labor Day weekend is often spent cramming in as many fun activities as possible before the unofficial beginning of fall. And when you’ve finished running around to all those festivals and events, the last thing you feel like doing is toiling away in the kitchen. Luckily, some of your favorite restaurants and nightspots are here to pick up the slack with specials and events Sept. 2-5 to help take the labor out of Labor Day festivities.

For high-quality steaks and seafood, head to 101 Steak. Vinings’ newest chophouse is open regular hours all weekend and will be open for dinner on Monday from 4 to 9:30 p.m., offering mouth-watering dishes like the 32-oz tomahawk chop, East and West Coast oysters and more than 100 wines by the glass. 770-805-8855,

Newcomer 5Church is bringing its weekend brunch service to Monday for a special holiday treat.  Cornmeal waffles, Southern fried steak, duck confit with cabbage pancake and more will be on the menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner service in the evening. 404-400-3669,

Out late on Sunday? Celebrate into the wee hours at Atkins Park in Virginia-Highland or Ormsby’s in West Midtown. Both are staying open until 3 a.m. Monday morning. Atkins Park will cure your hangover with its full brunch menu available on Monday starting at 11:30 a.m.,

Ponce City Market favorite Bellina Alimentari continues its monthly Bluesin’ Bellina live music series on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy food, libations and great music from the Cody Matlock Band. Bellina is also open regular hours on Monday. 404-330-9933,

Bid summer a final farewell with a special edition of Basque in the Sun on Sunday at Gypsy Kitchen. Enjoy paella on the patio, $5 glasses of rosé, $4 tintos de veranos and half off select bottles of wine, as well as a live flamenco guitarist from 4 to 7 p.m. and a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Gypsy Kitchen is closed on Monday. 404-939-9840,

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is open regular hours all weekend and Monday offering its brunch menu and $17 bottomless mimosas. Order half-price wings on Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. then wind down with a Monday date night special—dinner for two for $24.95. 404-968-2288,

Johnny’s Hideaway, Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood nightspot, is open late on Sunday for a pre-Labor Day bash with live music from Cold Draft Beer. Johnny’s will also be open for regular business on Monday. 404-233-8026,

Whether you’re attending the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday or spending the weekend at Dragon Con, be sure to make Ray’s in the City part of your itinerary. Located in the heart of the action downtown, Ray’s in the City is open all weekend. Come Monday for the two-course 1.25-pound whole Maine lobster dinner available all day for $24.95. That dinner is also available on Labor Day at Ray’s on the River and Ray’s at Killer Creek.  If you’re in the mood for Mexican, visit Ray's Rio Bravo on Monday for half-priced drinks all day.

Smokebelly BBQ gets into the spirit by honoring the twin cornerstones of Labor Day weekend—barbecue and the start of college football season! Friday through Monday there will be $3 Bud Light drafts, $10 Bud Light pitchers, $15 Bud and Bud Light buckets and $5 Tito’s drinks. Friday night brings live music beginning at 8 p.m. courtesy of the Whispering Gypsies. Spend Saturday enjoying all the action on 16 TVs, along with enough barbecue to feed every college team in the country. On Sunday, order smoked brisket and an Irish whiskey while catching Texas vs. Notre Dame. Cap off the weekend in style on Monday with waffle fries, mac and cheese and pulled pork as FSU faces off against Ole Miss. Beginning Sept. 5, the restaurant offers 25-cent wings starting at 4 p.m. on Mondays. 404-848- 9100,

Additional restaurants open regular hours on Monday, Sept. 5 for your dining pleasure:

·         Affairs in Alpharetta;
·         Marlow’s Tavern (all locations);
·         Sublime Doughnuts (both locations);
·         The Big Ketch Buckhead and Canton Street (Roswell);
·         Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (all locations);


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