New Menu Preview at STK Atlanta

Posted by John and Liz Attaway 11/9/15

We found ourselves in the midst of STK Atlanta’s new menu preview for Winter, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Every. Minute. We CS7mgDVWsAE0rpV.jpg largetried everything from steak to swordfish to tuna, as well as desserts, appetizers, and cool new cocktails. Here are a few of our favorite things. The entrees were really dynamite with a triple threat: swordfish, tuna, and steak. Liz’s favorites was Swordfish and John’s was the steak. Both stellar. Of the other elements: the beet salad was delicious and the chocolate cake was the overwhelming favorite of the desserts. Check out their website at:

A special thanks to Caren West PR who held the event.


Saturday, November 14th at 1pm

Location: Historic Downtown Acworth


Posted by Liz and John Attaway on 11/9/15

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 2nd Acworth Craft Beer Fest in

Historic Downtown Acworth on Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1pm-5pm

100+ Beers, ciders and wines, The Geeks Band, great food from Henry’s Louisiana Grill & Henry’s Uptown,

Fusco’s Via Roma, and Center Street Tavern.

Tickets: $35 advance, $45 day of event. Get tickets HERE.

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Sunday, November 8th at 6pm

Location: Grain

Posted by Liz and John Attaway on 11/6/2015
Atlanta, GA – Love cocktails, books about cocktails, and guys & gals that are experts at making them? Then head to GRAIN this Sunday, November 8th from 6 to 9 p.m., because Jonathan Pogash, a.k.a “The Cocktail Guru” will be behind the bar as a special guest slinging drinks. He will also be signing the newest edition of Mr. Boston’s Official Bartending Guide, which he edited, and making recipes from the book in conjunction with the USBG Atlanta Chapter.
For more information visit or call 404-881-5377.  GRAIN is located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of W. Peachtree and Abercrombie Road at the MidCity Lofts next to the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown at 845 Spring Street, Unit D1, Atlanta, GA 30344. The GPS Address: 670 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA.  Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GrainBarAtl and on Facebook at


Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm

Location: The Frye Co


Shopping, Cocktails from GRAIN, Bites from The Optimist and More at the Atlanta Flagship Store in Ponce City Market 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway on 11/6/2015

Atlanta, Georgia (November 6, 2015) – Tis’ the season to shop! The Frye Company at Ponce City Market is hosting styling event on Wednesday November, 11, 2015 from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring Mandy Kellogg Rye, the founder of Waiting on Martha – a celebrated Atlanta lifestyle brand devoted to the art of “creating a beautiful everyday.”

A renowned lifestyle expert that recently revealed an Atlanta City Guide featuring her favorite places in the city wearing Frye, guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with Mandy while getting styled and shopping the Fall and Winter Collections. Guests are also invited to enjoy signature libations courtesy of acclaimed cocktail guru Madison Burch of GRAIN, delicious bites from The Optimist and music by DJ Pat O’Brien.

The event is open to the public by RSVPing to  The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Visit The Frye Company online at Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter via @thefryecompany.

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About The Frye Company Atlanta Store: 
The Atlanta store opened in August 2015 in Ponce City Market home, a re- imagined mixed use development from Jamestown, housed in the historic Sears Roebuck distribution center, originally built in 1926. The store, a 4000 square ft space on the center’s main level, is located within the retail arcade. The storefront replicates the warehouse windows seen above the main level, and the columns original to the structure, will be wrapped in leather references the history of the Frye brand.

The stores draw inspiration from vintage artisan workshops, incorporating details in the furniture, lighting and displays. Raw materials used throughout the store, are left to weather with age and use. The beauty of these materials resemble that of the leather goods produced by the brand, with the assertion that each becomes better with age. Tables designed to reference workbenches coexist with custom seating in grey upholstery accented by bronze legs and vintage carpets. This concept embraces light and a residential palate of greys, blues and bronze tones.

The stores’ most dramatic feature, is an enormous installation known to the brand as the “chandelier”, consisting of 7000 leather straps holding Frye’s signature harness rings. Surrounding the “chandelier” are shelving units inspired by a craftsman’s toolbox from the turn of the century. The toolbox units have been redesigned to work as shelving within the stores “workshop” and show the brand’s products in their best possible light. Each environment will also contain “The Archive”, a curated grid wall modishly housing the brand’s wide variety of handbags, which coordinate back to the footwear.

The curated environments, designed by Frye’s in-house team, in partnership with Carlton Architecture of New York, capture the spirit and essence of the brand’s 152 year history, while incorporating unique characteristics of each locale. The stores have distinct character, conveying a sense of warmth and familiarity with their high touch engagement proficiencies. The overall experience is a sensory journey; the ultimate combination of the rich leathers, craftsmanship and history.


Saturday, November 7th at 7:30am

Location: Foxwoods Event Center in Tallapoosa, GA



Family-Friendly Race Event to Feature Three Distances and Kids Races at Foxwoods Event Center

Registration is Now Open for All Races

Posted by Liz and John Attaway on 11/5/15

Atlanta, Georgia (November 4, 2015) – BattleFrog, a national obstacle race series, has announced it will be returning to the Atlanta area November 7, 2015 at Foxwoods Event Center in Tallapoosa, Georgia – just an hour outside the city. This will be BattleFrog’s third race in the Atlanta area and its first at Foxwoods Event Center, an idyllic natural setting best known for hosting glamorous outdoor weddings and events. Racers can take advantage of a variety of races including 16K and 8K race options for young adults and adults and the Tadpole 400-meter dash for ages 4 to 8 and the BullFrog Mile for ages 8 to 13. The 500-acre obstacle course will include climbing walls, swims, and diverse terrain including the addition of a river crossing and two Platinum Rigs – the nation’s largest.

“Many of our racers are familiar with Platinum Rigs from their local Cross-Fit box or gym,” says race director Chris Acord.  “In addition to being the nation’s largest, we can change up grips and angles to really add a psychological component to the race.”

BattleFrog expects thousands battlers to attend its race, including hundreds kids. This past May, BattleFrog thrilled thousands of athletes and their families with three courses, including their namesake BattleFrog race, the “bullfrog mile” for teenagers and “tadpole” family course with exciting confidence-building obstacles for kids. BattleFrog’s Brandon Phillips, a professional athlete and Cross-Fit Games competitor, has been helping local kids prepare for the big race.

“Everywhere I go, people are talking about how exciting our race is,” states Phillips. “We are thrilled so many families want to be involved and become ‘battlers’. Regardless of your reason for racing, BattleFrog is an excellent way to get outdoors and enjoy the spirit of community we are fostering.

In addition to the groups of families that attend, BattleFrog welcomes special racers that underscore the extraordinary nature of the event. One such racer is local athlete Michael Mills, who is ‘Battling’ to raise awareness for adaptive athletes. Mills, a paraplegic athlete,who lost the use of his legs after being struck by a drunk driver, expects to complete the race in about three hours. The race represents how people can “…overcome obstacles, live an exciting life and achieve great things.” Another exciting group of racers is the GORMR team. GORMR has sent over 200 athletes to past BattleFrog events and expects even higher participation for this race. And while GORMR features high caliber, individual athletes, they go out together and ‘battle’ as a team.


Registration is now open at for teams, individuals, spectators and volunteers. Prices ranges from $5 to $140, depending on age, skill level and distance. The November 7th event takes place at Foxwoods Event Center, at 416 Bethany Church Road in Tallapoosa, GA. BattleFrog is an all ages event.


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The BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series is one of the nation’s fastest growing outdoor fitness events.  BattleFrog is heralded as one of the top OCR companies by industry publications and is widely considered the most challenging Elite Points Series events in OCR.  At every event BattleFrog offers its namesake BattleFrog Open Course, the “BattleFrog Extreme” challenging racers to achieve the longest overall distance, the “BullFrog Mile” and the 400-meter “Tadpole Dash” for families with young children.


Chomps and Stomp 2015

Date:  Saturday, November 7th
Time: 1pm

About: On Saturday, November 7th the 13th annual Chomp and Stomp stomps(!) it’s way to Cabbagetown. A neighborhood fundraiser that’s been going strong for over 13 years, and grown into a full-fledged event. Come down and sample some of the best chili in Atlanta, as well as music, 20 food vendors, and adult beverages. It’s only $5 a spoon to sample as many chili vendors you can handle. $5, that’s it? There’s also games, a kid zone and activities for the whole family. Highlights will definitely include a slaw eating contest and bobbing for Brussels sprouts (a must see!). It’s only $5 for a spoon and an afternoon full of fun. Get down here.

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Crafts & Drafts at Candler Park

Date:  Sunday, November 8th
Time: 1pm

About: On Sunday, November 8th, Creative Loafing’s inaugural Crafts & Drafts is a curated exhibition and sale of local handmade arts and crafts. In addition to y’all’s fancy crafts, the fest will also showcase a tasty selection of local craft beers. Oh yeah, and it’s free. Oh yeah, and it’s all ages so bring the kids! We’re also planning on having the Falcons’ game on so you can’t use that as an excuse not to make it out (About c/o Creative Loafing site The event is free.

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