3 great dining bets on MLK Day

Dine where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dined.

In between your service activities honoring Dr. King’s legacy, take time out to treat yourself at several local restaurants. From lunches that cost less than $2 to a gala, each delicious dish will be a testament for your hard work and good deeds.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta: The Salute to Greatness Dinner, an annual event of The King Center, will begin with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner on Saturday, Jan. 16. The Salute to Greatness Awards will be presented to individuals and progressive organizations that have performed great efforts to strengthen the community and city Dr. King loved. Tickets, which start at $250, may be purchased here. For more details about the event, click here.

One Eared Stag: This restaurant holds a place in history: Dr. King dined here when it was called Burton's Grill. To commemorate his legacy, chefs Robert Phalen and Deborah VanTrece will recreate a 1960s-style lunch on Monday, Jan. 18. Most meals will cost less than $2—the cost of dining out fifty years ago—but guests will be encouraged to contribute $35 to The King Center. Reservations are highly encouraged. Phone: 404-525-4479.

Municipal Market: From 8 a.m – 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, the Municipal Market, also known as Sweet Auburn Curb Market, will be open, making it a perfect pit stop en route to The King Center. Guests will find an assortment of eateries, produce, packaged goods and more to purchase.