As June comes to a close, it’s time to party like it’s 1776. Grab sparklers, fireworks and get ready to rock red, white, and blue in honor of the Fourth of July. Celebrate with signature, fiery American cuisine at TWO urban licks, bottomless mimosas with a side of steak at STK Atlanta, Dantanna’s Butcher Market Baskets, and Firepit Pizza Tavern’s Watermelon Margarita. And, you’re invited to bring your pup to Red’s Beer Garden to watch competitors battle it out to be a hot dog eating champion.
Celebrate America’s Birthday With Brunch on the BeltLine at TWO urban licks: It’s time to don the red, white, and blue on Sunday, July 4th! Brunch lovers can get an early start to their Independence Day festivities at TWO urban licks. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine and with a new expanded patio, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Executive Chef Matt Weinstein is cooking up his signature, fiery American cuisine. Guests can sip on refreshing beverages in spirit of the holiday, including the Strawberry Limonada, white wine, and SweetWater Blue, while enjoying TWO’s classic favorites like the Salmon Chips, Fried Chicken Biscuit, TWO Burger, BBQ Brisket paired with eggs and breakfast potatoes, and much more. TWO urban licks will be closed for dinner. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. Stay connected on Twitter at @2urbanlicks and Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks.
Leave the Grilling Up to STK: Stars, Stripes, and Steaks: To the stars, stripes, and steaks! The Fourth of July is synonymous with grilling, and STK Atlanta has it covered. With dine-in and takeout offerings, Midtown’s modern steakhouse is serving up a celebratory weekend brunch and dinner available Friday, July 2nd through Monday, July 5th. The Red, White, & Blue Lobster and Cheddar Cheese Au Gratin Steak Side Special, priced at $17.76, is an American dream. Brunch lovers can enjoy $30 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys to kick-start the celebrations. For those celebrating at home, STK is giving $10 off $50 or more on takeout and delivery orders placed through Chow Now with Promo Code “STK10″ on STKsteakhouse.com. Choose from signature favorites like the Baby Gem Caesar, Maple Rubbed Salmon, Roasted Lamb Rack, Filet, NY Strip, and more that will be a hit at any patriotic festivity. For revelers who want to keep the party going, STK will still be pouring drinks during happy hour on Monday, July 5th. Imbibe on specialty cocktails and nosh on Oysters, Little BRG and Truffle Fries, Short Rib Croquettes, and other exceptional bites created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.stkhouse.com or call 404-793-0144. STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @eatstk #STKAtlanta.
Eat Up: Inaugural Hot Dog Eating Competition at Red’s Beer Garden: For anyone who thrives off the nail biting experience of friendly competition, Red’s Beer Garden is teaming up with Atlanta’s own Arches Brewing to present the ultimate, local hot dog eating extravaganza during Independence Day weekend. The inaugural event is set to release the dogs at Red’s Beer Garden in Benteen Park on Saturday, July 3rd at 2 p.m. Revelers, competitors, and their four-legged friends are invited to hang out in the newly expanded beer garden and sip on Arches Brewing craft beer. Patrons are not only invited to embrace the aroma of Fripper’s hot dogs during the spectator-friendly competition, but can enjoy Red’s diverse selection of signature hot dog offerings, sandwiches, snacks, beverages and more. Donating a percent of proceeds to the Autistic Self Advocacy, the opportunity to have fun in the sun for a great cause cannot be missed. With Beer Bitch Podcast’s Caroline King as the Master of Ceremonies, the first place winner receives a $100 cash prize and the esteemed hot dog crown, the second place winner receives a $50 cash prize—both acquiring Arches Brewery beer and swag. With ten participation spots available, interested parties can begin to register on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. at www.redsbeergarden.com. The entry fee is $25 for ages 21 and up. The event is free to attend for all ages. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com or call 770.637.2299. Stay Connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redsbeergarden and Instagram at @redsbeergarden.
Chill and Grill on Independence Day With Dantanna’s: Red, white, and BBQ! Fire up the grill this Independence Day with Dantanna’s and enjoy their signature Butcher Market Baskets. Guests can choose between four unique baskets with the option of portion sizes 2, 4, 6, or 8. Each personalized basket is served ready-to-grill with reheating instructions provided. Possibilities vary between the Lean and Mean Basket, the “Man I Love Meat” Basket, the New Yorker Basket, or the “Hungry Heffer” Basket. Starting at $49 per person, each option includes crisp spinach or classic Caesar salads, juicy steaks and skewers, loaded jumbo baker potatoes, tasty asparagus, and decadent chocolate bourbon pie. Cigars are available as an addition to the baskets upon request. For those wanting to sit back and relax, reserve a table for dine-in or patio service and let Executive Chef Brad Parker do the grilling. Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @dantannas and Facebook at www.facebook.com/dantannas.
Lose Your Rind Over Firepit’s Watermelon Margarita on the Fourth of July: Cue the fireworks! Summer is coming and going in the blink of an eye. Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or on a dog-friendly patio, there is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend than with Firepit Pizza Tavern’s delicious Watermelon Margarita. The perfect boozy combination of fresh tequila and watermelon juice is guaranteed to cool down guests before watching the Fourth of July fireworks. Revelers can also gather around a fire pit in the heart of Grant Park on Firepit’s patio to enjoy a selection of 12’’ pies, sandwiches, salads, hearty appetizers, and more created by Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer. For more information or to view the full menu, visit firepitatl.com or call 404-995-4777. Firepit Pizza Tavern is open daily for lunch and dinner and is located at 519 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. Stay up to date on Instagram at @firepitat and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/firepitatl.
Firepit’s Watermelon Margarita Recipe
1.5 oz Espolon Blanco Tequila (Any silver tequila will work.)
5 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz Watermelon Juice (Fresh cut watermelon, pureed and strained.)
Tablespoon of Agave
1. Combine and shake with ice.
2. Pour into your favorite glass over ice.
3. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon.