By Isadora Pennington
Don’t play with your food. No games at the dinner table. Mind your manners. Eat your veggies. Those were the messages we got as kids, but guess what? Now we’re adults and we can do as we please!
For me, often that means spending a bit too much money on eating out and having drinks with friends. When I do opt to venture out, I enjoy combining food and drinks with games and activities. Whether it be board games or video games, there’s something extra special about competing with your friends while enjoying a night on the town.
This month, I stopped by some of my favorite local hangouts where you can play a game while enjoying a bite and a drink. Is your favorite on the list? Send food & drink suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Bitter Bloom- Reposado tequila, hibiscus honey syrup, grapefruit juice, Genepae Desalpes liquer and celery bitters, $8
Potato Pierogies- Yukon gold potatoes, vidalia onion, farmer’s cheese, pop up from Babcias, $2.25
427 Edgewood Ave. SE joystickgamebar.com (404) 525-3002
Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards
Markarita- Espolon silver, Cointreau, fresh lime, agave, $9
Pimento Bacon Deviled Eggs- sprouts, pickled mustard seeds, $7
211 East Trinity Place, Decatur twains.net (404) 373-0063
Paloma- Altos blanco tequila, lime juice, grapefruit & soda topper, $9
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus- grilled pita, fresh veggies, $6
1170 Howell Mill Road ormsbysatlanta.com (404) 249-9869
The Cathy- Malibu mango rum, fresh squeezed lime, sprite, $6.50
Italian Grilled Cheese- Mozzarella cheese, tomato, pesto-basil sauce, onion, served with Italian dressing, $7
931 Monroe Drive NE theindependentatlanta.com (404) 249-9869
Brigantine at Argosy
The Sergio- Espolon blanco, Fernet menta, lime, agave nectar, served on the rocks, $10
Sesame Chicken Lollipops- Chili, soy, scallion, cucumber salad, $11
470 Flat Shoals Ave. SE argosy-east.com (404) 577-0407