Thursday, May 11, 2017

Atlanta’s Best Restaurants Cater to Spring and Summer Celebrations

For more information:
 Morgan Lanier or Olivia Tuttle
Melissa Libby & Associates

Catering Options Make for a Feast without the Fuss

ATLANTA (May 11, 2017) – It’s that time of year for weddings, graduations, family reunions and other festive catered affairs, and several of Atlanta’s top restaurant destinations are ready to help make your party the destination with catering menus and packages to fit any budget.

When the occasion calls for a true fiesta:

Jefe's Tacos & Tequila, Brookhaven’s lively neighborhood taco stop, has custom catering options that highlight Jefe’s classic gourmet tacos, specialty dishes, appetizers, soups and salads. For catering orders, call 404-963-6205;

With a taco bar buffet ($24.95 per person) or grilled fajita bar buffet ($31.95 per person), Ray’s Rio Bravo Events offers a fresh, festive catering option for groups of 20 or more. Special buffet enhancements include quesadillas, mini burritos and enchiladas. A frozen margarita machine is also available for rent. For more information, call 404-527-6631 or email

Check out Tin Lizzy's Cantina for a spicier FlexMex fiesta with a variety of taco fixings, grilled chicken, seasoned pork, cantina salads and margarita mix (sorry, tequila not included). Deliveries require a $100 minimum order; delivery fee applies outside 5-mile radius. Prices exclude taxes and gratuity, and 24-hour notice is appreciated. For more information, email 404-668-8757;

Willy's Mexicana Grill provides cheese dip, guacamole, salsa, chips, burritos and crowd-pleasing catering options like build-your-own taco, fajita or nacho bars. Ten-person minimum on catering orders. For a full list of Tex-Mex flavors, view the menu at Order online or call 404-422-7107;

When it needs to be finger-lickin’ good:

Smokebelly BBQ, Atlanta’s leading purveyor of chef-crafted barbecue, serves up three tiers of mouthwatering options: “The Baron of BBQ” ($14 per person) with pulled pork and two sides of your choosing; “The Duke of Smoke” ($17 per person) with your choice of two meats and three sides; and “The King of ‘Cue” ($19 per person) with your choice of three meats and three sides. All three come with house barbecue sauce and sandwich buns. 404-848-9100;

Terminus City, Kevin Gillespie’s pop-up barbecue restaurant, is available for on-site catering that includes pork, four sides, dessert and paper products for groups of 40 to 55 people. A two-week lead time is required on all orders. Visit the Facebook page for more information, and place orders by emailing or calling 404-380-1886.

When you need to please a diverse crowd:

Corso Coffee’s Italian-style coffee bar can bring La Dolce Vita to your “partito” with meat and cheese platters, sandwiches, smoked salmon, salads and more. Drop-off orders require a $150 minimum; 72 hours advance notice is required on all orders. Email for more information. 678-553-9009;

HOBNOB in Midtown provides small bites like soft pretzels with warm dip or wings along with more substantial meals to share. HOBNOB makes a party a success with a full catering menu. 404-968-2288;

Those craving chef Tomas Lee’s flavorful fast-casual take on Korean street food should consult the full catering menu from Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar. Options include a make-your-own-tako bar, tako party packs, burrito boxes, BBQ pork sliders and a selection of large snacks and sides including sesame fries and pork dumplings. 404-532-1944;

Taco Mac is available to cater a graduation bash or family picnic with plentiful party platters. Choose from signature wings—50 of them, original, roasted or boneless—for $54.95; classic chips and dip (house-made salsa for $18.95 or spicy queso for $31.95); or party favorites like quesadillas, grilled chicken ranch wraps, Monterey chicken salad, hand-breaded tenders or the triple-play tray featuring boneless wings, mini-corndogs and onion rings (prices vary). Each platter feeds six to eight hungry guests. Order online and pick up at your favorite location.

When you need a sweet treat:

Sublime Doughnuts can sweeten up any occasion with custom letter-shaped doughnut treats to spell out special messages. Select flavors only. Orders require 24 hours’ advance notice. 404-897-1801;


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