by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
We aren't sure who started this concept of limited edition specials on random nights, but it's amazingly gotten to the point where Atlantans can eat at some of our city's finest establishments (Watershed, pictured) every night of the week for minimal coin. From limited edition barbecue to endless eating and drinking at Two Urban Licks, where to nosh exclusively, every night of the week.
Updated: February 18, 2010
We aren't sure how the hell they're doing it, but Millionaire Mondays (which err?make to feel like a millionaire? It's a stretch, but who cares?!) is our city's best dining deal. You get a choice of soup or salad, filet or lobster, and a side for $16. While we love steak, the lobster has been the hot ticket item, de-shelled then elegantly placed back in the shell for presentation. There's a reason why it's been selling out quickly.
Of all the dining deals during the week, James Beard Award winner, Scott Peacock set the city on fire years ago with his Tuesday night fried chicken dinners. And nothing has changed. You still need to either get a reservation (or come pre-6pm and sit at the bar) for his pan fried glory, served with green beans, mashed potatoes and biscuits with honey.
Sadly for us, P?cheen abandoned their Bone Lick Barbecue Mondays during the winter months. However, they've more than made it up by offering all-you-can-eat crab-legs (of the snow crab variety) for $25. Expect mounds of seasoned snow crab, potatoes, corn and a baguette. This has caught on quickly, so we recommend phoning beforehand for a reservation.
We fell in love with the Shed when they started dedicating their Wednesday nights to the slider sandwich. And while they still have their $3 sammies on humpday, we tip our cap to bringing back a classic on Thursday nights with a $10 vegetable plate special. You get four vegetables, which can range from the bad-for-you (onion rings) to the hip-and-local (organic Swiss chard).
Buckhead Life Group's shining Italian star, Veni Vidi Vici does a plethora of bonuses on Fridays. Dine at the bar and enjoy $4 appetizers during happy hour from 4:30-6:30pm, and for the wino whose looking for a reasonably-priced bottle there's a stout selection of wines for under $40. Those who stay for dinner should expect a little live jazz as the evening wears on.
The new king of `cue in Atlanta, Fox Bros. rarely leaves anyone dejected, but its Saturday beef short-rib special is known to disappear before the sun goes down ? especially since they draw a heavy Saturday lunch crowd. But arriving early will be rewarded, this brontosaurus-sized smoked beauty happens to come with some of the best mac `n? cheese on the planet.
While we love Shaun's pasta night and JCT Kitchen's Sunday supper, this new Sunday set up at flash-tastic Two Urban Licks has us excited. For $16, you get all you can eat roasted meat (this rotates weekly with the likes of lamb, poultry and seafood) plus a buffet of sides. And for the gluttonous, for $5 more you can add all you can drink beer or wine. Taxi not included.