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Meet Bartending Legend Jim Meehan at Ticonderoga Club

Plus an opening, a famed chef steps down, and biscuit news

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

STATS is now brewing its own beer
The Downtown restaurant is officially a brewpub. As is the Atlanta way, STATS encountered a few hiccups in the city permitting department as it worked to transform the lower level of its property along Marietta Street into a brewing facility. But with all that behind them, STATS now offers six house-brewed beers including an IPA, pale ale, amber ale, pilsner, witbier, and saison along with its regular rotation of local and craft beers.

New bar manager at C. Ellet’s
Fans of bartender Jeff Banks, formerly of Brush Sushi, will be happy to hear he’s back behind the bar, this time as the bar manager for chef Linton Hopkins latest restaurant C. Ellet’s at The Battery.

Krog Street Market turns 3
The market is celebrating their third anniversary all this week with special stall-wide deals and theme nights. Monday expect $3 food and drink specials like a 3-inch Italian grinder from Fred’s Meat and Bread for $3. Wednesday offers bingo and a complimentary community punch bowl from Hop City.

Covington’s City Pharmacy opens Tuesday
According to the restaurant’s Instagram page, it looks like City Pharmacy in downtown Covington will be opening its doors to the public on Tuesday, December 12 for dinner. Chef Christian Perez promises riffs on Southern favorites while the beverage program, designed by former H. Harper Station proprietors Jerry and Krista Slater, looks to include classic drinks like the grasshopper and brandy alexander.

#Bombassbiscuits are back at B’s Cracklin’
Biscuit lovers are in luck. Erika Council has decided to bring her biscuits back one last time this year to B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque in Riverside. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, grab a chicken or country ham biscuit, biscuits and gravy, and a bag of beignets. Rumor has it 2018 might see Council and her biscuits at B’s every Saturday for breakfast.

C. Ellet’s steak dinner with legendary barman Jim Meehan
The first of two chances to meet a bartending legend comes on Monday, December 18 at C. Ellet’s at The Battery. The evening of steak and cocktails begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include seafood, prime rib, vegetables, and paired cocktails as Meehan discusses his latest book “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”. Tickets are $135 per person.

Meet and greet with barman Jim Meehan
Ticonderoga Club and Cover Books will host a book signing and meet and greet at the Club on December 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Jim Meehan as he celebrates the release of his latest book “Meehan’s Bartender Manual”. Meehan has worked at both Gramercy Tavern and Pegu Club before going on to open his own award-winning bar PDT in New York City. The evening will feature drinks from Meehan’s book.

Chef Mario Batali is out
The food world is reacting after famed chef Mario Batali stepped down from his restaurant empire on Monday following accusations of sexual misconduct by four women. Eater New York broke the story after a lengthy investigation into the women’s allegations.

Ticonderoga Club

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 458-4534 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

The Battery

1100 Circle 75 Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30339


300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 885-1472 Visit Website

H. Harper Station

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