Southern Sky Brewing Company Tasting Room Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Time: 2pm

About: On Saturday, January 23rd join Southern Sky brewery as they open their doors to the public! We here at Adventures in Atlanta have been waiting for the opening for quite some time, so we’re excited to go! They will have all the standards on tap: Schwarzschild Porter, Worlds Apart Ale, and Contingency Plan B IPA, along with two one-offs; Alepocalypse and American (Pi)PA. There will also be a special premier of our Beholden IPA! The tour will be $12 and will include our nifty souvenir pint glass and “up to 36 fl oz” of delicious brews. 21 and up only. Cheers!

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Callanwolde Arts Festival

Date: Friday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 24th
Time: Varies by day

About: Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2016, as they celebrate the third annual Callanwolde Arts Festival. The award-winning, two-day indoor festival is located in one of Atlanta’s most distinctive historic properties, the 27,000-square foot Callanwolde Mansion in Druid Hills, and features approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more.  The festival, which is open to all ages, will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, food trucks with healthy alternatives, and live music and dance performances. Admission is $5 at the door. Art lovers are also invited to take advantage of the ticketed V.I.P. Preview Sales Party on Friday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Upon arrival, guests will be greeted are with a glass of wine to sip on as they stroll throughout the historic home and will be the first to view and shop the artwork showcased at this year’s festival.  Guest are also invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres while they mix and mingle with the artists and enjoy live acoustic music.  Admission to the V.I.P. Preview Sales Party is $20 for ages 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting

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Monday, January 18th at 7pm

Location: The Cockentrice

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


Featuring a Live Swing Band, Complimentary Selections from the New Tavern Menu, Creative Craft Cocktails and More

Atlanta, Georgia (January 15, 2016) – Megan and Kevin Ouzts, the dynamic husband and wife team behind The Spotted Trotter, The Cockentrice and Frankly, are hosting an unforgettable one-year anniversary celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 7 to 10 p.m. for their popular new American charcuterie restaurant located at Krog Street Market. Featuring a live swing band, Caleb Warren and The Perfect Gentlemen, revelers are invited to mix and mingle and be the first to explore an array of complimentary selections from The Cockentrice’s new Tavern Menu. Of course, the bar will be open and showcasing The Cockentrice’s creative craft cocktail menu and signature favorites. The Cockentrice’s one-year anniversary celebration is open to the public simply by RSVPing to

Opening in January 2016, The Cockentrice is a celebration of charcuterie and meat cookery, melding traditional and modern cooking techniques plucked from the rich heritage of the Southern United States and beyond.  Open in Krog Street Market in Atlanta, Ga. and owned and led by Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts, the new American charcuterie restaurant features a decisive menu utilizing the preeminent ingredients he has become known for at The Spotted Trotter. With on-site butchers purveying the finest pastured meats and cheese mongers partnering hand-in-hand with premium local dairies, it’s The Cockentrice’s mission to pay tribute to the farmers and its fiercely supportive food community by making food the right way with every dish.

“Surviving year one for any business is a feat, but that is especially true when you’re opening up your first restaurant during the height of what we would call Atlanta’s dining renaissance that occurred last year.  We couldn’t let this milestone pass without celebrating the customers, vendors, and employees who made this all possible.  We’re looking forward to 2016 and beyond,” says Chef Ouzts.

In conjunction with the one-year anniversary, The Cockentrice has launched a new Tavern Menu. Geared towards their bustling bar crowd and available at all times, including late night, the Tavern Menu is sure to become a fast favorite with a selection of items for $10 to $15 including Spotted Trotter Andouille Crusty Mac and Cheese; Sweet Potato Pillows in Bacon Caramel, Super Green Food Slaw with Toasted Almonds; Kale and Swiss Chard, and The B. A. Baracus (Bacon and Apple) Grilled Cheese. For 2016, Chef Ouzts has also revamped the dinner menu, creating accessible and affordable menu for all tastes, and will continue to offer weekend brunch, a 5-course Tuesday Tasting menu for $35, half price wine on Wednesdays, and Charcuterie Happy Hour every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Cockentrice is located at Krog Street Market, 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.  For more information, visit or call 470.428.2733. Stay connected on Twitter at @cockentrice, on Instagram at @thecockentrice and Facebook at

Atlanta Wine Party – Winter Edition

Date: Saturday, January 16th
Time: 6pm

About: Atlanta Wine Party is back for a Winter Edition at Opera Nightclub in Midtown Atlanta.  This edition will feature over 50 wines mostly from America, featuring California, Washington and a few other regions.  There will also be a VIP option with 15 additional premium wines, and an exclusive area (the 2nd and 3rd floors overlooking the main dance floor).  DJ Qtip will get things going on the main dance floor, and we’ll have live acoustic music with Kara Claudy on the covered and heated patio.  Food will be available for purchase.  Complete wine list has been posted to the website. Tickets are $50 in advanced and $60 at the door for general admission. VIP is $80.

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Pulled Porter Pouring Party at Sweetwater Brewing Co

Date: Sunday, January 17th
Time: 2:30pm

About: On Sunday, January 17th, Sweewater Brewing has teamed up with Fox Bros. BBQ to come up with a smoked bacon porter, Pulled Porter. Over the course of three days, the crew from Fox Bros. smoked one ton of malt on their wood-burning Lang smokers, using nothing but hickory. Each batch of malt smoked for 5 hours at 250 degrees to get a nice toast and plenty of good smoke without burning it. To add that extra bit of oink, we tossed racks of bacon in the smoker to infuse the smoking malt. Come get a taste Sunday, January 17 from 2:30-4:30. Fox Bros. will have bbq there, Sailing To Denver will be jammin and the first 200 folks through the door will snag #properglassware. All for the normal steal of $10.

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Thursday, January 21st at 7pm

Location: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Posted by John and Liz Attaway, 1/12/16


Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is hosting a launch party to debut Old Fourth Distillery’s newly released gin on Thursday, January 21st, from 7-10pmThe evening will feature a special menu of O4D gin cocktails, discounted bar snacks, and live music from Sweet Auburn String Band. The founders of O4D will also be in attendance.

Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant to open along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, at mile marker 9.25. An in-town home away from home for Atlanta’s adventure seekers, Ladybird offers elevated campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, and focuses on sharable dishes that rotate based on local availability. The beverage program features  craft cocktails, wine, local beer, alongside housemade juices and sodas.
Old Fourth Distillery was started by childhood friends who decided to open Atlanta’s first distillery since 1906, taking a neighborhood centric sustainable approach to creating the finest spirits available at any price. O4D uses sustainable non-GMO sugar cane to make its vodka, using less energy and creating zero waste. Old 4th distillery’s only byproduct is pure, distilled water. Their cane sugar base and hands on approach creates a naturally gluten free vodka with a soft, round mouthfeel and a subtle caramelized sugar aroma. Their Southern Dry Gin is vapor infused with only the finest fresh botanicals. Every bottle of O4D is made by hand in their 1100 square foot distillery in the Old Fourth Ward. Three people create the fermentations, do the distillations, bottle, and package every drop of the signature vodka and gin. O4D uses a custom, handmade CARL copper still.