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Atlanta Restaurants Take Part in International Women’s Day

Donations, tributes, and protests to celebrate women

Inside the dining room at The General Muir
The General Muir.
Jonathan Phillips/Eater

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Many Americans are also participating in A Day Without A Woman, a worldwide protest in which “women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.”

Some Atlanta restaurants are taking part in the celebration and protest by closing early, making donations, and/or paying tribute to the women on their staffs. Below, see which local establishments are participating. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a lengthy roundup of establishments owned by women.

Farm Burger is donating a portion of today’s profits from all locations to the James Beard Foundation Women in Culinary Leadership Foundation. This program “gives women with a background in hospitality or the culinary arts and at least two years of relevant work experience a chance to work with top industry leaders and build in-depth skills in the kitchen or in restaurant management and hospitality.”

Throughout the day, the ownership group behind West Egg Cafe, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, and, soon, The Canteen, is shining a spotlight on the women who make these restaurants go.

Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand is encouraging fans to support women-owned businesses in Atlanta.

Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary is encouraging patrons to support women-owned businesses throughout Atlanta and to participate in A Day Without A Woman protests.

Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. is giving women a 10 percent discount on its chai tea latte.

Monday Night Brewing is pushing back against the notion that beer culture is a guy thing by featuring six women who are full-time employees at the brewery. Brewer Sarah Green, packaging manager Rachel Bell, tasting room director Carlen Funk, sales director Rachel Kiley, market manager Jaclyn Turner, and market manager Kelsey Daniels tell their stories here.

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is making a donation to the International Women's House. The Decatur-based organization supports women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and human trafficking, and it assists to provide victims with tools and skills to live their lives free of violence.

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