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Marlow's Tavern brings the Big Easy to Atlanta

Marlow's Tavern brings the Big Easy to Atlanta

ATLANTA – Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Marlow’s Tavern, is bringing NOLA to ATL with its annual “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” menu full of cuisine from the Deep South. Starting on Tuesday, February 12 through Monday, March 25, all Atlanta-area tavern locations are featuring the menu full of jazzed up dishes and classic cocktails that will take diners taste buds on a trip to the Big Easy.

“The flavors of New Orleans are distinct and irresistible, much like the chef-driven food and hand-crafted cocktails found on our everyday menu,” says John C. Metz, executive chef and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern. “We want our guests to experience Louisiana cooking with a Marlow’s twist,” he adds.

The “Bayou ‘n Bourbon” menu includes the following dishes which are offered daily for lunch and dinner through the next six weeks:

Exploring Atlanta's gastropub scene

Exploring Atlanta's gastropub scene

ATLANTA - The term "gastropub" was coined in the UK in the 90s, marrying the terms "gastronomy" and "pub" (or "publick house" for you completists). The idea was geared toward freshening traditional pub food and creating cuisine that was more adventurist and creative, but that was not unattainable.

In Atlanta, gastropubs have surfaced and crafted a niche for themselves that have attracted some of the world's elite chefs. New gastropubs are showing up with regularity across the area, but if you want to cut your teeth, here's a selection of some of Atlanta's gastropubs.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Zaxby's data breach could affect more than 40 Ga. stores

Zaxby's data breach could affect more than 40 Ga. stores

ATHENS, Ga. -- Zaxby's Franchising Inc. says a computer data breach has occurred at a number of its stores, including more than 40 in Georgia, and that malware files could have been used to export guest names and credit and debit card numbers.

The Athens, Ga.-based restaurant chain said in a press release on its website that credit card processing companies identified certain Zaxby's locations as common points of purchase for some fraudulent credit card activity.

RELATED | Zaxby's named 5th largest 'fast casual' chain in U.S.

Affected locations include Zaxby's restaurants in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Braselton, Bremen, Buford, Canton, Conyers, Dacula, Dalton, Dawsonville, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Kennesaw, Lithia Springs, Lithonia, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Powder Springs, Roswell, Tucker and Villa Rica.

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Free pancakes at IHOP to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital

(WXIA) -- In an effort to raise $3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and celebrate National Pancake Day, IHOP Restaurants will give out free pancakes to all guests on Tuesday, February 5.

This day will also mark the 30th anniversary of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital, as reported by a spokeswoman for IHOP.  National Pancake Day is recognized as IHOP's largest philanthropic event of the year, with more than 1,500 restaurants taking part. IHOP hopes that reaching the $3 million goal will be the ideal kick off to 2013 fundraising for the CMNH.

The spokeswoman said IHOP restaurants will give a complimentary stack of buttermilk pancakes to all guests from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. At the same time, they hope guests will make donations to CMNH. All proceeds will be put towards helping CMNH and other local charities to bring vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care to sick and injured children.

Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta celebrates the spirit of giving

Copeland’s of New Orleans – Atlanta celebrates the spirit of giving

ATLANTA -- Copeland's presented the U.S. Marine Corps with toys and monetary donations on Saturday, December 8.

Staff members were excited to help the cause, and the restaurant offered free appetizers and desserts to patrons who brought toys or donations.

Both Copeland’s locations in Cumberland and Kennesaw will continue to accept toys or monetary donations for Toys for Tots until December 20.

All patrons are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy, and will receive a free appetizer or dessert (up to a $10 value).

For more information about Toys for Tots please visit www.toysfortots.org

For more information about Copeland’s – Atlanta (and other charities they are involved with), please visit www.copelandsatlanta.com

Marlow’s Tavern refreshes menu with wintertime selections

Marlow’s Tavern refreshes menu with wintertime selections

ATLANTA -- Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Marlow’s Tavern, is unveiling new menu items to warm and excite locals and guests around the city during the cold winter months. The menu is available at all Atlanta-area locations, featuring the best seasonal offerings and a mix of familiar favorites with a chef’s twist.

“With colder weather on the way, we like to create our own version of comfort foods with the freshest seasonal ingredients,” says Executive Chef/Co-founder John C. Metz. “The wintertime additions are full of savory, hearty ingredients that are unique, crave-able and satisfying,” he adds.

The new winter menu offers a range of options to satisfy any diner’s taste buds. The fresh, seasonal fare offered includes the following: