V-Day With Bae: An Atlanta Dinner Guide For All Budgets

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Cypress Street – Photo via Caren West PR

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Wine and dine your boo or they’ll shade you.

Every year, couples flock to restaurants across Atlanta, looking to impress their significant other on Valentine’s Day. This particular feat can definitely prove costly, but it certainly doesn’t have to. In addition to their daily specials, a number of restaurants in the city will offer various, wallet-friendly promos for V-Day. 

And if you’re looking to ball out on Valentine’s Day, I’ve also got you covered on that end. 

Dinner & Drinks For Two Under $40

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Lure – Photo via Phase:3

Tin Lizzy’s – Indulge in margaritas and tacos at Tin Lizzy’s this V-Day, which also serves as a #TacoTuesday and #TequilaTuesday hybrid. And if you’re looking to save even more dough on V-Day dinner, sign up for Tin Lizzy’s Cinco Club to save $5 on your next meal. 

Calle Latina – If sangria and tacos are more your speed, Calle Latina offers an amazing special on both items on Tuesdays. You can indulge in sangria for $3 a glass and tacos for only $2 a pop. 

Lure – Alright, enough talk about tacos. If you’re looking for something a little more high-end yet still within budget, Lure is offering a dozen oysters and two glasses of Cava wine for only $20 on Valentine’s Day. Can’t go wrong with bougie on a budget.

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Cocktails On The Cheap: $12 Bottomless Sangria At Decatur’s Calle Latina

 

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From noon to 5 P.M. on Saturdays, heaven resides inside of Calle Latina, thanks to the Decatur restaurant’s bottomless sangria. For only $12 per person, you get to indulge in their homemade sangria while you nosh on empanadas, ceviche, and other Latin-inspired bites. 

I’m a big fan of the empanadas at Calle Latina, so I’ve visited the restaurant quite a few times, but I finally had the chance to check out their bottomless sangria a few weeks ago. Let’s just say, I’m already plotting my return. The sangria is tasty, and the waiters don’t hesitate in giving you fresh carafes of sangria for you and your homies when you start getting low.

In addition to their bottomless sangria on Saturdays, Calle Latina also offers bottomless mimosas on Sundays, and a variety of other boozy specials throughout the week.

You can find Calle Latina at 406 Church Street (right outside of Decatur Station).   

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Fed Up With Winter? This “Take Me To The Tropics Martini” Is Your Escape

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“I need a vacation,” said everyone across America. The holidays are over. It’s cold. And Netflix needs to step its game up. Suffice it to say that people are about fed up this time of year. While it would be great to jet over to the tropics for a week or so of fun in the sun, not everyone’s that lucky. Well, what’s the second best option to a week in paradise? Booze! Specifically the “Take Me To The Tropics Martini,” I created in the Lushworthy Lab.

The “Take Me To The Tropics Martini” is tart, fruity bliss, thanks to a combination of Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Campari, and fresh lime juice. To bring down all that tartness, I added a bit of honey. Simple syrup can also be used instead. 

Check out the full recipe below, and I’ll see you in paradise. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
0.5 oz. Campari
0.5 tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 tbsp. Honey

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

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The “Honey-Lime Margarita” Is The Easy-To-Make Cocktail You Need In 2017

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When it comes to making cocktails at home, I tend to get a little lazy. I’m all for grabbing a ready-to-serve cocktail or a pre-made cocktail mixer at the grocery store. All major Lushworthy fouls, I know. So, over the holidays I was set on creating a cocktail that’s super easy and quick to make, and also serves as a drink my friends and fam would love.

After a little experimenting, I created the Honey-Lime Margarita. This particular cocktail only calls for three ingredients: Dulce Vida Lime Tequila, honey, and fresh lime juice. And if you already have your fresh lime juice on hand, the Honey-Lime Margarita can be made in only a handful of minutes. Check out the recipe, below. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

1.5 oz. Dulce Vida Lime Tequila
1 oz. Honey
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

DIRECTIONS

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!

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Lushworthy News: The Lushworthy Shop Is Here!

 

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With the new year, I’m pleased to announce a new venture. A few days ago, I launched The Lushworthy Shop, a small (but growing!) shop for all the lushes out there! The shop currently features two items, the “Breakfast Of Champs” crop top and the “Lushworthy” tote bag. I’m currently running a promotion where both items ship for FREE. This offer ends on January 9, so be sure to hope on it soon!

Be on the look out for new items, and even more offers in the near future! Cheers! 

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Lushworthy Pics: Atlanta’s Eight Sushi Lounge Celebrates Its One-Year-Anniversary

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In a city where restaurants come and go, Atlanta’s Eight Sushi Lounge graciously celebrated its one-year-anniversary with a celebration held last week. In addition to attending Eight’s anniversary affair, I’ve enjoyed dinner at the restaurant on several occasions, and it’s absolutely amazing. A combination of excellent service and smack-your-mama-worthy grub make it an easy contender for Atlanta’s top restaurant. 

At the Eight Sushi Lounge anniversary party, which went down last Tuesday, guests nibbled on signature bites and enjoyed a selection of craft cocktails. Also on hand for our sipping pleasure was Eight’s private label sake. 

You can find photos from the anniversary, below. And congrats to all those involved in Eight Sushi Lounge’s much-deserved success! 

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