A nitro stout at New Realm Brewing. COURTESY OF NEW REALM BREWING

Love food? Here’s what to do, eat and drink this weekend in metro Atlanta

Editor’s note: Concerns about the coronavirus have resulted in the cancellation of many events and large gatherings. The AJC will monitor these announcements and keep you informed about any postponements, rescheduling and cancellations, but it’s best to check with venues or event organizers before making plans to attend.

Despite the array of event cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak, restaurants in the Atlanta area are still offering plenty of deals and specials while ramping up safety and sanitation procedures. The restaurant industry as a whole has already seen a decline in business and many are planning to rely more heavily on delivery services and takeout orders. Most dining deals and specials are available as takeout orders, but every restaurant has its own policy, so call ahead to check for availability. 

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Do This Friday

St. Patrick’s Day has come early at many Atlanta bars and restaurants, with quite a few offering drink specials and Irish menu items, including Loyal Q in Alpharetta, New Realm Brewing in Old 4th Ward and Best End Brewing in the West End. Check out our comprehensive St. Patrick’s Day deal and event roundup linked below for more details.

<< 20 St. Patrick’s Day Dining Deals and Events around metro Atlanta

Do This Saturday

Saturday is when the St. Patrick’s Day party really gets started. Though the traditional parade through Midtown has been canceled, representatives have confirmed that major parties at Fado and Park Tavern will continue as scheduled. For details on all the shenanigans, click the link to our St. Patrick’s Day roundup above.

This Saturday, March 14, also happens to be Pi Day, a day of recognition for the mathematical constant that rounds to 3.14. This once-nerdy holiday has transformed into a major food holiday celebrated by restaurants serving pizza and pie. Lots of metro Atlanta restaurants have Pi Day deals, many of which are great for takeout, including whole Margherita pizzas for $3.14 at Brezza Cucina and pie slices for $3.14 at Southern Baked Pie Company locations. Click here for our roundup of Pi Day deals across metro Atlanta.

Love beer but looking for something to do that isn’t St. Patrick’s Day-themed? Nappy Roots is re-releasing Kentucky Mud, the music group’s craft beer collaboration with Arches Brewing. The group will be at the brewery for the March 14 celebration. The nitro chocolate milk stout will be a brewery exclusive, so you’ll have to stop in at Arches Brewing to try it. Read more here.

Do This Sunday

This Sunday, March 15, popular vegan caterers Happy Seed will pop up in the Old 4th Ward at A Mano for a plant-based evening of Latin cuisine. Happy Seed will serve an a la carte menu from 5:30-9 p.m. featuring vegan items like guacamole, seitan carne asada tacos, sweet potato tamales and more. Read more at host restaurant A Mano’s website

Looking Ahead

If you’re planning to practice any social distancing for the next few days and need some cooking ideas, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes that use canned food and dry goods.

St. Patrick’s Day proper is Tuesday, March 17, and plenty of Atlanta restaurants will celebrate. Fado will start the day with Kegs and Eggs at 7 a.m. and continue all day, while there are plenty of food specials to be had, including Irish coffee gelato at Honesuckle Gelato, corned beef and cabbage at Dantanna’s (and almost everywhere else) and $3 Green Golden Ales at Second Self Brewing. Check out our St. Patrick’s Day roundup linked above for more details.

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