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Ray's Restaurants Pours Half-Price Wine
Moxie Celebrates with Anniversary Specials
Marlow's Tavern Alpharetta 10 Year Anniversary
Terminus City BBQ for the Family
RA Sushi Retail Therapy
Tin Lizzy's Cantina at Mall of Georgia Opens Early for Black Friday Shoppers
Weeknight Happy Hours at 10th & Piedmont and G's Midtown
Get Carded for a Free Lunch at The Big Ketch
Thankful for Thanksgiving at Atlanta Restaurants
Appetizing Aperture
What's New on Pinterest
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Can't Keep These Deals Bottled Up:

Half-Price Wine at Ray's Restaurants 


Go after those Black Friday one-day deals, and then go for the red and white ones. All three Ray's Restaurants are uncorking half-price bottles of wine during their weekly "Wine" Down promotions. Downtown, Ray's in the City offers a selection of more than 30 wines at half the regular price every Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30-9 p.m. Ray's on the River honors "Wine" Down hours every Sunday from 5-9 p.m. with half-price savings on more than 50 wines. Ray's at Killer Creek has moved their "Wine" Down day from Friday to Sunday and pours more than 20 wine selections at half price from 12:30-9 p.m. All three locations follow the same fine print: "Wine" Down promotions are not valid on major holidays, with private events or with any other discounts. Plan your shopping strategy to scour the stores Friday and Saturday then relax and review your triumphs over a bottle of wine at your favorite Ray's location...and use that nifty calendar feature to carry this event forward each weekend.


Jumping for JAX? Visit Moxie in Jacksonville

for Anniversary Specials


If you're on your way to Jacksonville, Florida today -- or have friends who live there -- venture over to Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails where they're celebrating their one-year anniversary. Tuesday, November 25 officially marks one year of pleasing Jacksonville residents and visitors with Moxie's "handcrafted happiness" and that calls for several one-day-only party favors. Those who lunch at Moxie today will receive a special anniversary treat on the house. Come after 5 p.m. and receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine to celebrate -- toasts and cheers accepted! Guests under age 21 can raise a glass of Moxie soda over ice.


Marlow's Tavern Alpharetta Celebrates 

10 Years with Specials on November 26



Marlow's Tavern Alpharetta opened its doors in 2004, the same year "wardrobe malfunction" entered our phraseology, the Olympics ran back to their Athens, Greece roots, and the movie "The Incredibles" recognized mom and dad as the superheroes they are. Yes, it's incredible that a decade's flown by -- and all the more reason for Marlow's Tavern to celebrate its 10th anniversary on November 26 with food and drink specials from 6 p.m. until closing, giveaways and live music from Ben Wade. Stop in and enjoy specials like the slider plate, including the turkey burger with goat cheese and Smokehouse burger, a burrata cheese appetizer and complimentary sweet treats. Select libations are $5 each. Score giveaways galore from 7-10 p.m. Complimentary champagne toasts all around when Marlow's announces the lucky guest winning the big prize -- a complimentary dinner of up to $35 each week for a year!


Gunshow is Packin' Terminus City Family BBQ

for Holiday Gobbling


Even the highly organized may find themselves in a bit of a time crunch over the next few weeks. A house full of family, a full schedule of activities and a kitchen full of turkey trotting recipes to prepare still doesn't quell that quake-causing question of "What's for supper?" Before crying "uncle," call Uncle Kevin Gillespie's Terminus City team. For a limited time, Terminus City Family BBQ Packs will be available for pick up at Gunshow in Glenwood Park. Each family pack is priced at $46 and feeds four to five hungry folk. First, pick your protein -- two pounds of pork or chicken. Sidekicks include a pint of slaw, a pint of potato salad and cookies. Posse landing at your house? Double up and order two packs, one pork and a chicken. Either way, you can add a quart of Brunswick stew for $18. Pick up is available Wednesday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For availability, call 404-380-1886 or email [email protected].


"Sale" into RA Sushi for Some Retail Therapy

on Black Friday, November 28


How early are you rising to heed the call of the wild -- parking lots, sales and malls -- on the busiest shopping day of the year? Depending on your endurance level, you may be ready for a RA Sushi Bar Restaurant Retail Therapy break by midmorning or mid-afternoon! RA Sushi is onboard to revive weary shoppers, extending its popular happy hour from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Black Friday, November 28. Relax. The menu posts more than 25 sushi and appetizers priced from $3.39-$8.89, and there's no doorbuster pressure to nab prize morsels such as Viva Las Vegas and Rainbow rolls, "RA"ckin' shrimp, Tootsy maki, pineapple cheese wontons, chicken yakitori and California rolls. A creative cocktail such as the Lotus Blossom or Asian Flirtation along with beer and wine specials might be just the thing to soothe jangled bell jitters, and prices of $3-$7 go easy on the wallet. Guys ready to call it a day before the gals will be thrilled to know RA Sushi has screens in the bar for sports viewing. RA Sushi guests can obtain two hours of validated parking in the 1010 Midtown parking garage off Crescent Avenue.


Tin Lizzy's Cantina Opens Early at Mall of Georgia so Black Friday Shoppers Can Choose Quesadillas after Chasing Deals


Photo Credit: Fratelli Studios

Tackle the stores then plop down and take on some tacos at the Tin Lizzy's Cantina Mall of Georgia location. The Buford cantina will open early at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, November 28. Along with quesadillas, Tin Lizzy's FlexMex menu boasts more than 25 different tacos filled with veggies, chicken, steak or seafood, plus dips and starters, nachos, soups, salads and sizzling skillets. A margarita or brew melts away mall mania, and the kid's menu keeps the youngsters happy. Closing the mall? This location stays open until 2 a.m. Saturday morning. 


Two Hours, Half Price - Weeknight Happy Hours at 10th & Piedmont and G's Midtown


10th & Piedmont and G's Midtown are both offering a special happy hour menu Monday through Friday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Pay half the menu price for choice starters and shareable items such as Beets & Blue flatbread, grilled Belgian endive salad, Dynamite fish tacos, lamb sliders, forest mushroom crostini, smoked salmon mousse and roasted beet hummus. The menu extends to heartier fare as well, including jerk mahi mahi, chicken and mushroom ravioli, G's pimento bacon cheeseburger and the smoked turkey melt. So how does the half-price deal translate? During happy hour, menu prices of $7-$18 are chopped to $3.50-$9. Fill 'er up and roll the savings into your favorite liquid asset.


Get Carded for a Free Lunch at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill


Five punches on The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill lunch rewards card moves a free lunch into your next lunch hour. Pick up a lunch rewards punch card the next time you're at the casual Buckhead dock spot for seafood, sandwiches, salads and libations. Present your rewards card when lunching at The Big Ketch Monday through Friday between 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and receive one punch for each full-priced sandwich, entrée salad or entrée purchased. Receive one punch per visit -- except on Monday, which is a double-punch day! Rack up twice the points toward your free lunch by starting the week with a Monday lunch at The Big Ketch. (Not valid with any other offers or discounts, not applicable to alcohol or beverages.) Being carded has its privileges.


Still in Thanksgiving Think-Tank Mode? Check Out these Restaurants and Recipes


Recent cold snaps may have led to brain freeze, distracting Atlantans from Thanksgiving meal planning. If you've suffered and are still list-less, take heart. Atlanta Dish blog posts a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner and offering turkey and sides to-go. Looking to cook? Our Thanksgiving Favorites Pinterest board runs rampant with recipes to top your Turkey Day table. 


Appetizing Aperture


Squeal-worthy news -- The Pig & The Pearl made Atlanta magazine's December 2014 "Best of" list for new barbecue places! The Atlantic Station restaurant throws a smokin' hot Saturday and Sunday brunch as well. Even on a cold morning, soul satisfying fried eggs and Yard Bird home fries with caramelized onion and yogurt sauce ($10) will keep your sunny side up. Sunday Funday brunch-y drink specials include $15 pitchers of mimosas, $24 pitchers of paloma and Dark and Stormy cocktails and $7 house bloody marys.  


Love travel, love food, love to cook. Devour @foodrepublic. Think of this site as a photogenic hub jetting off to capture eats around the world yet equally comfortable in a humble home kitchen. One click and you're exploring Seoul food, another leads to something you can't pronounce frying in France. And then there's the home movie of a chicken subbing for turkey in a Thanksgiving fry-basting practice round.   

What's New on Pinterest

Look out cupcakes, you're about to be upstaged by The Perfect Pie. Case in point: the bird leads off on Thanksgiving, but everyone saves room for THE PIE. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie pie, purple sweet potato pie, apple bacon pie, and even a skinny pumpkin pie. Round and fab or a rectangular slab, double crust or topless, cold, hot or a main dish in a pot, there's a slice or two waiting for you on our Pinterest board