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Wear a Tacky Holiday Sweater for Brunch at Bar Mercado

Plus coffee samples, James Beard House preview dinner, and Repeal Day shenanigans

A plate of Huevos Benedict at Bar Mercado. Bar Mercado/Facebook
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Food samples and a sneak peek
The Merchant at Krog Street Market will host chef Victoria Shore of the forthcoming food stall Recess on Saturday, December 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. as she share bites from her upcoming menu. Recess falls under the Castellucci Group umbrella who also own the newly-opened Bar Mercado in the market as well as Double Zero, Sugo, Iberian Pig, and Cooks & Soldiers.

Sample brand new coffees
East Pole Coffee on Ottley Drive is hosting a roaster’s cupping on Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. Co-founder and East Pole head roaster Jared Karr will give out coffee samples the shop is considering serving in the future while he discusses the coffee-making process. The event is free but limited to 25 people. RSVP to FYI, East Pole Coffee is now being served at Empire State South in Midtown.

Tacky holiday sweater brunch
It’s a busy weekend for the Castellucci familly as they host a tacky holiday sweater brunch at Krog Street Market’s Bar Mercado Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This weekend’s La Marcha brunch will also include a DJ. The bar opens at 12:30 p.m. because it’s Sunday, folks.

Coursed dinner with cocktail pairings
Chef Deborah VanTrece will host a coursed dinner with cocktail pairings at her Westside restaurant Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours alongside bartender Tiffanie Barriere and fellow chef Jennifer Hill Booker Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner dubbed ‘Cocktails, Cuisine and Conversation’ is the first in a three-part dinner series named The Cast Iron Chronicles aimed at breaking down the word ‘soul’ and the challenges faced by women and African Americans in the restaurant industry. The last dinner of the series will end at the James Beard House in New York City in February. Tickets can be purchased here and start at $125 per person.

Repeal Day at Parish, December 5
December 5, 1933 marked the end of federal Prohibition in the United States, and to celebrate the day, Parish on Highland Avenue in Inman Park will be breaking out the smooth jazz, pre-Prohibition cocktails, and Champagne. The cocktail of the night? The old fashioned, of course. Tickets are $20 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Cocktails and Southern history
The Atlanta History Center will host former H. Harper Station barkeep Jerry Slater and Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) managing editor Sara Camp Milam for an evening of southern cocktails and discussion Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. The evening celebrates the recent release of their book The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails. Atlanta bartenders and contributors to the book Tiffanie Barriere, Navarro Carr, Miles Macquarrie, and Kellie Thorn will be behind the bar mixing up cocktails for the crowd. Tickets are $15 for SFA members, $20 for non-members.


1281 Bloor Street West, Old Toronto, ON M6H 1N7 (416) 535-1717 Visit Website

Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

1133 Huff Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 350-5500 Visit Website

Cooks & Soldiers

691 14th Street Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 996-2623 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Double Zero

1700 Lincoln Boulevard, , CA 90291 (424) 280-4672 Visit Website


56 E Andrews Dr NW, #16, Atlanta, GA 30305 404-869-1132 Visit Website

H. Harper Station

904 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (678) 732-0415 Visit Website

Bar Mercado

Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 480-4866 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website