Best food and dining deals around Atlanta: $5 drinks, unlimited pasta, free queso, more

Pull up a seat and enjoy drink specials on Wednesday at The Southern Gentleman. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Pull up a seat and enjoy drink specials on Wednesday at The Southern Gentleman. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Free queso. $5 drinks. Unlimited pasta. There will be lots of food and fun happening around metro Atlanta starting this Wednesday through the weekend. Add one or all four of the following events to your calendar and be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

The Southern Gentleman: For a midweek pick-me-up that won’t break your pockets, swing by for wine and whisky Wednesdays when a bevy of bourbon specials and $5 rotating wines will be offered. Also, if you’re a football fan, you’re in luck. On Sundays and Mondays, tackle a field burger (some are named after teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints) and a flight of bourbon for $15.
The Southern Gentleman, 3035 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta. 404-939-9845. thesoutherngentlemanatl.com.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: During its annual Free Queso Day, this chain restaurant will offer a free (no purchase necessary) six-ounce cup of queso plus tortilla chips all day Sept. 15. Spread love for the cheesy dish via #FreeQuesoRocks photos and posts, and you may be one of the three randomly selected fans to receive free queso for a year.
Moe’s Southwest Grill, various locations,  moes.com.

Olive Garden: To celebrate the 21st anniversary of its Never Ending Pasta Bowl, diners will be able to snag a coveted Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass, which will give them unlimited pasta servings. Beginning 2 p.m. Sept. 15, passes will be available for one hour exclusively via OliveGarden.com/PastaPass for $100 per pass. The pass will be valid from Oct. 3 through Nov. 20 and each holder will be able to indulge in unlimited pasta, homemade sauces, pasta toppings, soup or salad, freshly baked breadsticks and select soft drinks.
Olive Garden, various locations, olivegarden.com.

Red Pepper Taqueria: To celebrate National Guacamole Day, which will be Sept. 15, guests can scoop up half-priced guacamole available in mild, medium, hot or habanero plus chips from 4-6 p.m at the bar. Other specials will include $7 for a dozen oysters, $3 Mexican Break shots, $6 RPT Margaritas, $2 Tecate beer and more.
Red Pepper Taqueria, 2149 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-325-8151. eatredpepper.com. 3135 Piedmont Road, N.E., Atlanta. 404-869-2773.

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