With all sincerity, I really like Outback Steakhouse. Yes, I know, it’s a chain and it’s Australian theme is maybe a bit overdone, but it’s a place where I can get a good tasting steak at a a pretty fair price. Oh, and I also don’t have to act fancy or like I know what the 3 forks in my silverware set are at the fancy steakhouses.
That all being said, I don’t go there enough because the closest ones are in Roswell and Johns Creek, with a huge Outback gap in between. A gap that is about to be filled.
For a restaurant that’s called Butcher and Brew, this place sure had some very good vegetarian options in addition to the
meat and the beers! We’ve been to Butcher and Brew twice now; the first time with a group of 7 and the second time with a group of 4. The restaurant does not do reservations, but since we went there on weekdays (Tuesday and Thursday), we did not have much trouble getting seated.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is very casual and sort of hipster-y. Since it is right off Highway 9, it can get noisy if you are sitting close to the door, but not so bad that you can’t hear the people next to you. The first time we went there, it was to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the second time was just a casual dinner with family. The service was top-notch both times!
As our usual Wednesday tradition came around this week (Wine Wednesdays), we made our way to Village Tavern for some half-priced wine and half-priced apps before 5:00 PM. Once their food Happy Hour ended, we started thinking about any and all places that we could go to that may have a Happy Hour past 5:00 PM. I had heard a while ago from an old boss that Sage Woodfire Tavern had Ladies’ Night on Thursdays and turned into “Cougartown” late Thursdays (not my words!). I also recalled her telling me that they had some sort of deal that sounded like a Happy Hour so we decided to check it out.
Sage is owned by the same people who own Spice at the corner of North Point Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road. It all makes sense now because they have many of the same menu items and the outside sign looks pretty similar…I’m not very observant.
Anyway! We walked in and saw their specials – menu pictured below – for Monday-Friday. I have to say, I was pretty impressed by the variety of drinks and food on their menu immediately. So let’s get to the important stuff:
Alpharetta Restaurant Week is an annual event where dozens of local restaurants offer special deals, meals, and discounts. This year’s line up looks as good as ever and includes several new restaurants that opened this year as well as some delivery deals as well!
Read more for a link to this year’s participants and a link to the coupons to use all week long.
Well this is weird. It’s 90 degrees today and downtown Alpharetta’s best ice cream shop (and only) has closed for “Winter”. Doesn’t make sense. We have a review coming in a few weeks by a guest blogger on Four Fat Cows, but we’ll have to wait until next year to try it out ourselves. Read on for more details on the closing.
Firebirds Wood Fire Grill is a relatively new restaurant in Alpharetta, on Old Milton Parkway (Across from Avalon). My husband and I have been to their Happy Hour a few times and have found them to be a decent alternative to Village Tavern if we are feeling like something different. So let me give you the scoop here:
As many of you may know, Village Tavern is not a new restaurant in Alpharetta, but we are somewhat new to their Happy Hour specials. We have been frequenting Village Tavern for about a year now for and because of their HH.