On Tap: Octopus Bar + Cheetah, Winemaker Visits, Etc.By Christopher Hassiotis
March 3, 2014
Indulge: Swank Midtown strip club The Cheetah launches a new quarterly guest-chef series called Spring Street Supper Club, inviting notable chefs from around town to prepare one-off meals. First to take the stage? The chefs from Octopus Bar set up shop for a Tuesday, March 4, event called, unsurprisingly, "Octopussy." Expect a four-course meal from executive chef Duane Kulers and sous chef Andy Tran, complete with wine pairings - included in the price of the meal are free club admission and a discount on a future meal at The Cheetah's restaurant Alluvia. An extra $30 buys you VIP treatment to hang out with the chefs in a private champagne reception in the Cheetah's Executive Room following dinner. Advance tickets only ($120-$150; 7:30-11 PM; 404-892-3037).
Eat: The Atlantic Station location of local Irish pub chain Meehan's Public House has put together a "farm-to-pub" four-course meal centered around organic, local and regional ingredients. The dinner on Tuesday, March 4, acts as a preview of chefs Brian O’Rourke and Val Domingo's menu specials - a spinach salad, a chargrilled ribeye, and more - that'll appear on all the June menu at all Meehan's locations ($45; 7 PM; 404-249-7812).
Celebrate: Virginia-Highland institution Atkins Park - Atlanta's oldest restaurant and bar - celebrates its 92nd anniversary on Wednesday, March 5. The restaurant will feature a limited open bar, a tasting station and complimentary anniversary T-shirts while supplies last (6 PM; 404-876-7249).
Pair: On Wednesday, March 5, Empire State South hosts its second dinner in a series of coursed meals featuring New World wines. James Beard Award-winning San Francisco wine writer Jon Bonné (pictured above) will be on hand to guide diners through wines from Peay Vineyards, Copain Wine Cellars, Marietta Cellars and Lioco. He'll also sign copies of his new book The New California Wine. Check out the menu that awaits ($120; 7 PM; 404-541-1105).
Nerd Out: Think you can best other foodies with your knowledge of ingredients? Know the subtle differences between ramen styles? What kind of chicken is Hen of the Woods? Head to Marietta's gaming-and-drinking establishment Battle & Brew on Wednesday, March 5, for "Culinary Themed Geek Trivia Night" (8 PM; 678-560-1500).
Learn: The Shed at Glenwood hosts a family-style wine dinner on Thursday, March 6, with famed German wine producer Dr. Ernst Loosen in attendance. Four courses of food, from a catfish yakitori to deviled eggs to oysters smoked in hay, match up with seven Dr. Loosen wines ($65; 7 PM; 404-835-4363).