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Things to do for July 12, 2012
Breaking Bad, Burlesque Shows and 15-Pound Burgers
It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is weekending.
John Jacob Astor IV: Now a Dinner
John Jacob Astor IV. In life, one of the richest men in America. In death, a seven-course dinner. See, tomorrow would have been his 148th birthday. And to honor the old man, Paces 88 is putting together a decadent feast. Expect Wagyu strips, 100-year-aged balsamic vinegar and a whole lot of candles.
French Martinis for Bastille Day
You don’t have to be French to appreciate a nice pair of tassels. Which is why you and several martinis are setting up shop at Paris on Ponce for Bastille Day celebrations this weekend. Absinthe and burlesque will happen. Bastille Day—heck of a holiday.
A Hamburger Bigger Than Your Head
A new burger place is opening in Atlantic Station. Why you care: well, it’s got burgers. Burgers topped with slow-roasted pork and ham. Or ahi tuna burgers with pineapple. Also, burgers that weigh 15.4 pounds. Just give them a 24-hour heads-up if you’re eating that… so they can prepare the waiver.
The City’s First Food Truck Festival
This weekend, Piedmont Park is the site of the city’s first food truck festival. Which means, this weekend, Piedmont Park is the site of your lunch. In attendance: some of the greatest mobile eateries in Atlanta. And a bunch of bands. Also, guys who serve beer. They’re called bartenders. But you probably knew that.
Breaking Bad in a Bar
Sunday: the long-awaited return of Breaking Bad. Sure, you could watch on the couch in your living room. But your living room doesn’t have five flat-screens, Mexican green chili fried chicken and manifold bottles of whiskey. The Albert does. And they’re airing the premiere. Refill during commercials.