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Grant Park Gravy; Buckhead Tavern; Holiday Cocktails

Get your Southern fix in Grant Park.

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GRANT PARKGravy Kitchen & Bar, a new comfort food emporium at 465 Boulevard, opens Saturday evening at 5 p.m. The restaurant serves "Southern-inspired dishes with a gourmet touch, all while staying true to the neighborhood feel and Southern charm of historic Grant Park," according to its Facebook page. Look for dishes such as 13-layer potluck lasagna, meatloaf, and shrimp and grits. [UD]

BUCKHEADBuckhead Tavernfrom Johnny Esposito Jr. and Ron Barber, is now open. Executive chef Nicole Christner created the menu and oversees the kitchen with her culinary team led by chef de cuisine Roberto Barth. The menu covers items like pan-seared wahoo with coconut red curry broth, forbidden black rice and grilled baby bok choy; Asian-braised short ribs; brined thick-cut pork chop with rosemary apple jus, truffled cauliflower/potato mash and broccoli rabe. [EaterWire]

OLD FOURTH WARD — To celebrate the season, Across the Street is serving up holiday-inspired cocktails created by owner Ali Wild. Available through Christmas, beverages include the "Santa'Rita" with Reposado tequila, house-infused with orange peel, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and cranberries with cane sugar and hibiscus; and the "Eight Tiny Reindeer," a flight of eight sips spiked with cordials including Grant Marnier, Jack FIRE, and Southern Comfort. [EaterWire]

Across the Street

668 Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 781-0931