Sunday, November 16, 2008

Area Restaurant Updates

Monday through Friday after 8 p.m. Dogwood guests can enjoy a 3 course dinner for $35. Choose one appetizer, salad or soup; any entrée; and any dessert. The grits bar, soup flight and cheese offering are not included. This offer is good only after 8:00 and does not include tax or gratuity. Dogwood also has Smirnoff Martinis and Cosmopolitans everyday for $5. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wines by the glass are half priced or guests can enjoy $5 John Daly's with Firefly sweet tea vodka and lemonade. Dogwood is located at 565 Peachtree St. in the Reynolds Condominiums. For more information please call (404) 835-1410 or visit the website,

Portofino has created a pre-race pasta menu for those running in the Atlanta Marathon
on Thanksgiving. This three-course, pre-fixe menu is $25 per person and will be served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26. First course items include starters such as white bean soup; spinach salad with feta, pine nut, tomato, cucumber and a balsamic vinaigrette; and Caesar salad with herb croutons and Parmesan cheese. The next course consists of a variety of pastas including garlic chicken penne with grilled chicken, spinach, pancetta, red pepper and roasted garlic cream; mushroom risotto Milanese with Italian mushrooms and red wine truffle glace; and pasta primavera with fresh whole wheat fettuccine, mixed vegetables and garlic olive oil. For dessert, runners can choose from a selection of sweet treats such as warm pumpkin bread pudding, gelato and tiramisu. Portofino plans on offering a special menu for other upcoming Atlanta races like the 2009 3M Race and the Peachtree Road Race as well. Portofino is located at 3199 Paces Ferry Place. For more information please call (404) 231-1136, or visit

Woodfire Grill offers half priced wine on Thursdays during November and December. This new 50% discount will be taken off every wine, both by the glass and by the bottle, every Thursday. Woodfire Grill's vast wine list is sourced from 13 distributors and features selections from 11 different countries. The diverse list changes weekly to stay current with the best new releases from all over the world as well as to complement Chef Kevin Gillespie's ever changing menu. Woodfire Grill is open for dinner Monday through Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and is located at 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road. For more information please call (404) 347-9055 or visit

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