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Holiday Gift Giving Never Tasted so Good Thanks to Atlanta Restaurants and Retailers

Mandy Dish
Holiday Gift Giving Never Tasted so Good Thanks to Atlanta Restaurants and Retailers

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Gift Selections for Food-Loving Friends and Family Turn Holiday Shopping from

Too Hard to Stomach to Too Hard to Resist


ATLANTA (Dec. 3, 2018) – Those searching for the perfect holiday presents for family and friends need look no further than Atlanta’s culinary community for a wide array of local food and wine products, exciting culinary experiences and gift boxes that loved ones will genuinely appreciate.  


4 Rivers Smokehouse

For the barbecue buff, 4 Rivers Smokehouse offers a Pitmaster Kit with 4R Signature Sauce, 4R Hot Signature Sauce, brisket rub, all-purpose rub and coffee rub, all in one kit for $59.95. For someone a little more saucy, the 4R Signature Sauce It Up! Box features a signature BBQ sauce, hot BBQ sauce and mustard sauce for $29.95. Friends and family who prefer to enjoy smokehouse smells from indoors will appreciate a brisket candle. Be forewarned, recipients may be tempted to take a bite!


Cast Iron & Collards Society

Making sure Atlanta food enthusiasts know what’s now and what’s next in the good food movement on a daily basis, the Cast Iron & Collards Society wants members to know where the best pop-ups are happening, the must-have dishes to eat, the new restaurants opening and most importantly, the people who grow and prepare their food. For $10 monthly (and a 50 percent discount for chefs, farmers and others working professionally in the good food movement), members receive exclusive access to purchase tickets to private events and dinners, a constant stream of information, products and discounts and the opportunity to hang out with Atlanta’s chefs and farmers. Best of all during this season of giving, memberships benefit the work of Georgia Organics’ Farmer Services Department.


The Georgian Terrace

Treat a loved one to a luxury staycation at Atlanta’s iconic Georgian Terrace Hotel, where guests can experience culinary adventures at Livingston Restaurant & Bar followed by barrel-aged cocktails at Edgar’s Proof & Provision. The hotel is a landmark of modern luxury and sophisticated Southern hospitality, and its Midtown location is ideal for soaking up the city’s arts and cultural venues.


Murphy’s Wine Shop

The team of wine concierges at Murphy’s Wine Shop stocks hundreds of wines ranging from restaurant regulars’ favorites to boutique bottles worth exploring. Take advantage of the impressive expertise of the staff, which includes level one and level two sommeliers along with a French wine expert. An extra tip: guests can enjoy Murphy’s full restaurant menu from one of the six barstools in the shop before shopping or place a wine order online, and a wine concierge will deliver it to their car at one of the restaurant’s dedicated parking spaces for takeout customers.

Murphy's Wine Shop staff has chosen a selection of great wines for this holiday season and will hold a wine tasting and sale. The event will include a standing reception with light passed hors d'oeuvres, and is perfect to enjoy with family, friends or give as a gift. The tasting will be held on Dec. 13 at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Purchase a ticket ahead of time to reserve your spot.

Red Beard Restaurants

The elves in Atlanta chef, restaurateur, speaker and cookbook author Kevin Gillespie’s kitchens have been busy whipping up a fresh batch of chef-inspired gift experiences for a stress-free shopping season. These limited-edition gifts, courtesy of the Fourth Annual Beardsmas holiday extravaganza, include wow-worthy experiences like an In-Home Gunshow Mixology Class for up to 25 guests ($5,000), a Sip & Savor Experience at Revival ($400 per person for all four dinners), Shaken & Stirred: 2019 Cocktail Classes ($75 per ticket) and Hired Guns 2019 Season Tickets ($1,200 for a pair of tickets to six dinners). Home cooks and restaurant enthusiasts will also appreciate merchandise such as Beautiful Briny Sea + Red Beard Essential Seasoning Holiday Sets ($48), new Kitchen Remedy candles ($26), cookbooks ($25-$40) and Gunshow apparel and accessories ($10-$32). Shoppers can also make a donation to the Georgia Transplant Foundation, an organization near and dear to Gillespie’s heart.


Riceland Foods

Riceland Foods is helping holiday shoppers feed their friends and family wholesome rice while giving back to those in need. This year’s holiday gift box ($24.99) benefits Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States, and includes a brand-new pouch of Riceland brown or white rice along with a branded apron, pot holder and wooden cooking spoon. With every purchase of a gift box, $5 is donated to the organization to help provide at least 50 meals on behalf of member food banks.


Seed Kitchen & Bar

No one wants to arrive at a holiday party empty-handed. Luckily, Seed Kitchen & Bar located at Merchant’s Walk in East Cobb sells scented candles custom-made from wine bottles that will perfectly complement any host’s holiday atmosphere. Scents include fudge brownie, Hawaiian bloom, spiced rum and cranberry joy. Cost is $24.95 each or $44.95 for two.


Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

The plethora of fresh pastas and imported goods make finding unique gifts at this restaurant and Italian market in Buckhead as easy as ricotta pie. Choose from a mighty selection of balsamic vinegars, including 12- and 25-year aged bottles for true enthusiasts, and 15 unique olive oils from different regions of Italy. Or, give the gift of an authentic Italian meal in the form of fresh pasta paired with the perfect sauce and Panettone, a traditional Italian sweet bread, for dessert.  


Taco Mac

At Taco Mac, it’s A-OK to wing it when it comes to holiday shopping. The Southeast’s destination for sports, Buffalo wings and craft beer on tap is turning 40 next year and just launched a new online shop with classic throwback t-shirts ($18) and trucker hats ($15) to celebrate. The vintage logos are local beer-and-wing lover approved and make the perfect gameday viewing apparel.

Tin Drum

Get rewarded for gifting at Tin Drum. Give a $25 or more gift card and receive a free entrée for yourself from now until Christmas Day. The free entrée must be redeemed through the rewards app and is limited to one per guest.

White Oak Pastures

For those who feel strongly about animal welfare and regenerative agriculture, Georgia’s most beloved sustainable farm offers a convenient online store with truly one-of-a-kind gifts. In addition to the farm-fresh meat selection, White Oak Pastures’ commitment to utilizing the whole animal results in unique artisan gifts like luxurious leather goods ($6-$450) and grass-fed beef tallow candles, lip balm, salve and soaps ($3-$19.99).