Every week, we give you a calendar of upcoming dining events to help you navigate the week’s culinary festivities. Since next week’s calendar will be dedicated to Valentine’s Day, this week we’re giving you a peek at the coming two weeks in food, including where to go for Super Bowl Sunday.
Monday, February 1
INC. STREET FOOD OPENS
Roswell’s INC. Street Food—the latest venture from the team of Hicham Azhari, Fikret Kovac, Richard Wilt—opens this month, offering a taste of Latin American. Menu items include starters such as roasted Salvadoran chicken pupusa and nopales cactus yucca fries, tacos along the lines of barbecue octopus and veal cheek, plus calamari and various other fish offerings.
Sunday, February 7
SUPER BOWL XLIV
Matty Ice may not have taken us all the way to the Super Bowl this year, but that just means there’s even more reason to drink next Sunday. As the New Orleans Saints face-off against the Indianapolis Colts in Florida, these Atlanta spots offer up a nice way to calm the nerves and binge on more than just pork rinds. Downtown’s Stats’s million-dollar AV system lets guests choose from among fifty-five high-def TVs, and the joint also offers two sports-lovers packages: the $20 junior varsity ticket gets you a steady seat with an ideal view in either the Fight Room, the Rooftop Deck, or the Adidas Room; and the $50 varsity ticket gets a private seat in the “lower level,” featuring a private bar, a complimentary glass of champagne, and a full dinner buffet that includes barbecue and desserts. But reserve early as spaces fill up fast. Meehan’s in Sandy Springs boasts the biggest projector screen with sound for tailgating the big game, plus some wicked specials throughout the day: $14 bottomless mimosas from 12:30 to 3 p.m., half-price bottles of wine from 12:30 p.m. on, 20 cent wings, $3.50 Coors Light, $3 shots, and $2.25 bottles of MillerLite. Midtown’s Ri Ra does its Irish heritage proud with its absurdly large drink list—including the obligatory Guinness—and fans can watch the game indoors from a variety of big screen TVs—one of which being the sought-after 141-incher. FIGO Pasta in Buckhead and the Westside will sell all beers at half-price for those looking for heartier eating options, and the place’ll dish out complimentary bruschetta whenever a team scores a point. At Virginia-Highland’s Osteria 832, you can prep for the bingefest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with brunch—buy one entree and get a second free (ask for a Karma Card). And for those not wishing to partake in this American pastime, the Melting Pot will have a Girls Night Out (no men, evidently, wish to ditch football) with cheese fondue, salad, and chocolate fondue for $25 per person.
Tuesday, February 9
WINE DINNER AND HAITI FUNDRAISER
Toulouse hosts a five-course wine dinner to benefit the ServeHAITI Foundation. Menu items include seared scallops, wild mushroom ravioli, beef tenderloin filet, and flourless chocolate cake. Steve Penley’s artwork along with photographs of Haiti by Donna Williams will adorn the meal (and a meet-and-greet with Penley will precede it at 6:30 p.m.)—and be available for purchase. The evening costs $125 and dinner begins at 7:15 p.m., with proceeds from the dinner and the sold art going to the foundation.