by Jonathan Baker - 319 Reviews - 185 List
We aren't sure which high-profile chef decided Sundays would be the time to unload ridiculous dining deals at their fancy digs but, frankly, we don't care. These five hot spots turned Sunday from a lets-stay-at-home-and-update-Facebook snoozer into a night that has our city's best restaurants consistently packed with gourmands. We suggest you follow suit.
Photo credit: Serpas True Food
Updated: October 12, 2009
We are pretty big fans of the gourmet sandwich movement that has almost kept up with the burger craze and pizza wars in Atlanta this year. One of the best for fancy sammies, Craftbar, devotes an entire DINNER to these stacked jokers. For $25, you get a salad or soup (we like the corn chorizo chowder), a choice of signature sandwiches (hell, yeah, roasted pork leg) and a dessert. It's sandwiches plus gourmet starters and sweets!
Okay, in-town families, this one's for you: The chef responsible for making Two Urban Licks trendy, Scott Serpas, goes traditional in his namesake digs with a family-style dinner on Sunday nights. Groups can chose a meat or seafood dish (overnight oven-baked brisket, anyone?), which comes with three shareable sides, a salad and a dessert. If they have beignets for dessert, get them. Seriously. ($18 for adults; $9 for kids)
While $30 might not seem like a steal to some, this is a fraction of the cost for a typical dinner at Buckhead's uber-formal Restaurant Eugene. Known for helping revive the high-end New Southern movement, Chef Linton Hopkins offers a choice of starter, traditional Southern supper item (fried chicken is always available) and a dessert. So, get out your formalwear and dine on minimal coin.
Inman Park's best high-end bistro, Shaun's, is known for Chef Doty's creative take on new American cuisine and slaying the occasional didn't-see-that-coming items like Chinese pork buns. And now he's known for his pasta night. Every Sunday, for the unheard of price of $12, you get a mixed green salad with a light buttermilk dressing, choice of pasta (veal meatballs have been our favorite option so far) and a cute mini-cup of ice cream or gelato.
Two words: Unlimited burgers. By now you probably know that every weeknight at 10pm, Holeman and Finch unloads a limited number of their cult-crazed double cheeseburgers to a ravenous fanbase that sells out within minutes. Thankfully, for Sunday brunch, H&F delivers plenty of burgers for those who want to try the cheesy monstrosity but don't feel like battling the crowds or super-late dining time. Problem solved.