Sunday, February 7th at 6pm

Location: Bone Lick BBQ Edgewood

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/31/16


Atlanta, GA – Don’t miss Bone Lick BBQ’s Super Sunday Spectacular on February 7, 2016 at the new Edgewood location in the Old Fourth Ward. Festivities will kickoff at 6 p.m. and will feature complimentary bar snacks, all-you-can-drink Miller High Life from 6 to 10 p.m., a complimentary wing buffet at halftime, and complimentary shots at every touchdown, no matter which team scores. In addition to showing the game on three large flat screens throughout the intimate barbecue joint, fans can also watch Broncos and Panthers go head to head on a 10‘ HD projector in The Music Room, located underneath and attached to Bone Lick. Party goers are also invited to show their team spirit by getting their faces painted in their team’s colors. With something for everyone, attendees can also partake in the F-Ballz Dance Party in the Speakeasy, and then keep the party going at the after party from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. with DJ Ryan Baker. Bone Lick’s kitchen will be open late, serving loyal fans pitmaster Mike LaSage’s bodacious barbecue and team specific specials.

During the Early Bird presale special, the first 100 tickets are available for $25. Regular admission tickets are $35 and $40 the day of the Big Game. For more information, visit Bone Lick BBQ at www.bonelickbbq.comTickets are available at
About Bone Lick BBQ:
With two locations in Atlanta, West Midtown and on Edgewood Ave. in the old Fourth Ward, Bone Lick BBQ serves up award-winning ‘cue, local craft brews, an impressive whiskey selection and more. The vision of co-owner and Pitmaster Mike LaSage, Bone Lick BBQ Edgewood is located at 327 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 and open at 6 p.m. nightly Tuesday through Sunday. Bone Lick BBQ Westside is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia and is for open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Both kitchens offer a late-night menu and to-go options. For more information, visit or call the Westside location at 404.343.6574 and the Edgewood Ave. location at 404.343.4404.


Saturday, January 16th at 6pm

Location: Opera Nightclub

By Liz Attaway, Posted 1/27/16

It’s the pop of the cork, the smell of apple tartness, the smooth dance of cascading fluid into a clear glass, and that first taste that was met with excited anticipation that what makes wine so satisfying. If you’ve ever been to a winery with a good tasting, you know there is a joy in finding something new to try be it a tasty new white, red, or rose wine. Atlanta Wine Festival has that excited anticipation, like a grand scale wine tasting with a few of your closest friends. Are you ready for a glass? Thought so!

IMG_8263There were a ton of varietals available to taste at Atlanta Wine Festival, and of those tastes, there were a few that stood out. As for the whites, the best one of the night was the Villa “Il Fresco” Italian Prosecco champagne. It was a Northern Italian wine that started tart and ended with a hint of sweet and fizzy bubbles. It was crisp, like a green apple, but was neither sweet nor too dry. It was just right. I’m not a huge Prosecco drinker, but it speaks to the quality of this wine, that it ended up being my favorite. No surprise that it was and Italian wine; it’s always my favorite country for wine. Another good white was a California Chardonnay from Spellbound. Chardonnays are also not my go-to wine when I’m out with friends or relaxing at home, but this one was different. It was fuller, buttery, and smoother than some of its peers, while not having any smoke or oak to overpower its kiwi, light body. I’d buy this out or to enjoy at home any time. It was very drinkable. Finally, I have to mention the Private Selection Pinot Grigio by Robert Modavi. I know it’s not a cream of the crop brand but it one of those wines that you could have a couple of glasses of and enjoy from beginning to end. It’s the right amount of apple, tart, and smooth ending. It could be a good go-to for those hot summer nights.

I couldn’t write this article and not mention at least one Red. Red wine is really a required taste, and it’s something I’ve tried to get into but just haven’t. It’s sometimes too heavy, makes me tired or I would rather have something lighter and crisper. That being said, I did have one red that I really liked: the Red Blend by Saved. It had a lot of personality with mixed fruit, not dry or sweet, with robust finish. Plus, it was so popular it was almost all gone by the time I got there half way through the night. Who can argue with that?

Like all good wine tastings, they must end. The lights go down and the doors to the winery are shut, as the wine ferments in the barrels or casks below. Don’t fret, it all be here tomorrow. So, sharpen your pencil, grab your scrap paper, and get tasting. Bummed you missed Atlanta Wine Festival? Atlanta Beer Festivals has a ton of events coming up including Winter Beer Fest, Atlanta Brunch Festival in March, and more. Here’s their site for more information about these events:


Atlanta Winter Beer Fest

Date: Saturday, January 30th
Time: 1pm & 7pm

About: Atlanta Winter Beer Fest is back for the 6th year at the Masquerade on January 30, 2016. This year we will have 2 sessions: 1-5pm and 7-11pm. We will have over 150 beers to sample, including many new local breweries from Atlanta and Georgia.  We will also have a small selection of wines and ciders.  We will have Live Music on 3 Stages, and a DJ.  Music Line-up and Food Options are posted; and the Beer List has just been added! Tickets are $45 advance and $55 day of event.

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The Cockentrice Hosts a “Saturday in Burgundy”

Date: Saturday, January 30th
Time: 3pm

About: Join Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts and his culinary team at The Cockentrice for an afternoon in Burgundy, France on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. Featuring six wine and cheese pairings with accompaniments from the rolling hills of Burgundy, Chef Ouzts along with host and General Manager Clayton Morey will share what this region has to offer for just $45 a person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are available at  For more information, please call The Cockentrice at (470) 428-2733 or visit

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