Long hailed for a mastery of ham far beyond the skills of mere mortal meat cookers, the meat mavens at HoneyBaked Ham invite you to put their newly honed turkey skills to the test with today's Groupon: a whole roasted turkey breast for $12 (an up to $25 value). Get your moist turkey breast unadulterated, or let the HoneyBaked masters finish your bird with crackling sweet glaze, which may or may not be cooled by having volunteer glaze-pixies fan it with their wings. Call one of HoneyBaked's participating locations (found here and in the sidebar to the right) to reserve your order, and pick up your juicy bird.
The New York Butcher Shoppe's high-quality meats star in the filet meal, which consists of two 8-ounce certified Angus beef choice filets, two locked and loaded baked potatoes, a bag of spring mix, and a French baguette. The shop's butcher buffs use beef from the country’s very best Angus programs and skillfully wield steak-shaped cookie cutters to produce well-marbled, tender, and consistent muscle patties cut to each customer’s order.
On a 6-acre farm in rural Georgia, Bella Cucina owner Alisa Barry and her team of chefs cook produce from their organic garden into small batches of artisanal sauces, spreads, and olive oils. Their "unbelievably delicious" artichoke-lemon pesto earned a spot on Oprah’s O List in 2004, and Atlanta: 365 Days, 365 Thing To Do calls the full roster of sauces "mouthwatering."
But the food is only one part of Barry’s mission to empower gourmands. She also stocks shelves with dozens of Italian cookbooks that brim with slow-food recipes and designs a line of ceramic cookware that respond to junk food by defensively sealing their lids.
Hundreds of exotic and native plants spread across more than 30 acres of growing space at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Under the careful watch of the garden's horticulture team, these species provide a serene backdrop for garden visitors even as they educate them on the wonders of the natural world. The botanical discovery doesn't stop after the sun goes down. At night, visitors can explore the verdant pathways lit by millions of twinkling bulbs for the second annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, or decamp to the conservatory for a look at a mammoth collection of species orchids and the chirping poison dart frogs that keep them company. Amid its ever-changing visual display, the Atlanta Botanical Garden hosts frequent events such as concerts, holiday light shows, seasonal festivals, and an annual member-plant dance.
With serious contemporary American small plates and craft cocktails, a white baby grand piano, and decor of rustic wood, leather, and natural stone, it's hard to believe that Aspen Bartini is named after a line in the movie Dumb and Dumber. But owners Troy Legg and John Williams hate to take things too seriously. And according to an article in Modern Luxury's Jezebel magazine, the humor in Aspen Bartini is "just enough to make it charming, never corny."
Aspen Bartini's lighthearted decor blends cozy fireplaces and flickering candles with antlers on the walls. Behind the black-walnut bar, which is made of just one giant tree, girls in black-lace bustiers whip up mountain mai tais and classic sazeracs. And at night, the restaurant crowd filters onto the dance floor to boogie under a disco ball or check the mirrored wall to see if the spies are still following them. Even with all of this, perhaps the most playful piece of decor is a beam at the bar covered in black-and-white photos of the two main characters in Dumb and Dumber, Lloyd and Harry.