I’ve been writing far too much about sports during a time of year that’s not very sporty.
With that in mind, I threw on my suit Thursday night, grabbed my date (wife) and went to Midtown to celebrate STK’s third anniversary. The upscale steakhouse opened in the A-T-L back in 2012 and is one of 10 currently in operation worldwide. There are also STK restaurants in Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Washington D.C. and three in New York City. There will soon be restaurants opening in Chicago and Orlando as well.
We were met at the door by a red carpet and two street performers on stilts. The street performers were dressed head-to-toe in black fabric and a facemask, and had stilts for all four limbs. They were truly unique door guards in a truly unique experience.
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Once we made it indoors and through the 12-foot arch, there was a healthy, steady beat laid down by DJ EU and properly dressed guests milling about. I had never been inside STK, but it was truly breathtaking. Natural light funnels in through massive windows, and chandeliers hang from the ceiling in the dining room. Everything was perfect – especially the long, striking bar that met guests just before the dining room.
As the music bumped and the crowd grew, bartenders mixed and poured at an accelerated clip, meeting the energy of the crowd. Guests mingled and exchanged hugs and cheers while noshing on several delicious hors d’oeuvres. My personal favorite was the mini lobster roll, but I also sampled chicken liver pâté and seared tuna that were equal parts fresh and tasty.
“Bright Lights in the Big City” was a spectacular event in every sense of the word, and it was a unique experience to rush downtown and spend a Thursday evening at one of the finest establishments in Atlanta. Below are some photos I took at the event, which I hope you’ll peruse.
1075 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309