Thursday, December 29th at 7pm

Location: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/27/16

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is hosting a launch party on Thursday, December 29th, starting at 7 pm, for Old Fourth Distillery’s new liqueur, LAWN DART, made with cold-pressed ginger and vapor-infused lemon.
The party is open to the public, and guests will enjoy a special cocktail menu featuring O4D Lawn Dart, discounted bar snacks, and live music. 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 shareable dishes that rotate based on local availability. The beverage program features craft cocktails, wine, local beer, alongside housemade juices and sodas. The restaurant has been featured in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Travel + Leisure, and much more. Earlier this year, they debuted their outdoor “Grove” space, featuring a bar inside a vintage, painted camper, hangout-friendly Adirondack chairs, communal, beer garden-style tables, string lights, Ping-Pong tables, and more. 


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, requiring less energy and creating zero waste. O4D’s only byproduct is pure, distilled water. Their cane sugar base and hands-on approach create 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.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/26/16




Formerly of Cakes & Ale, Serpas True Food, & H. Harper Station, Cordes Serves as Executive Chef & Owner


Serving Dinner with Weekend Brunch to Follow, Cast Iron Offers a Timeless, Quality-Driven Menu Served with Warmth & Hospitality


Atlanta, GA—Chef Evan Cordes (formerly of Atlanta restaurants Cakes & Ale, Serpas True Food, and H. Harper Station) opens his first restaurant, Cast Iron, in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. Most recently, Cordes served as a personal chef in Atlanta and Savannah. At Cast Iron, Cordes runs the kitchen as Executive Chef. Brad Tolleson (formerly of Pura Vida and Restaurant Eugene) serves as Bar Manager. The welcoming restaurant is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue NE and is open for dinner nightly 5pm to late, closed Mondays. Reservations are available for parties of 6 of more by calling 404.228.2005.


A neighborhood spot for any occasion or no occasion at all, Cast Iron’s menu is timeless and quality-driven. The selection includes simple starters, entrees, sides and desserts, delivered with warmth and hospitality. Think duck confit gaufrettes with pickled onion cream, cherry mostarda, & duck skin; king trumpet & oyster mushrooms with sherry, balsamic, bread crumbs, & egg yolk; and half cooked snapper with olives, olive oil, pimenton, fermented pimento, hop plant, & popcorn. There are also comfort food dishes like whole chicken wings marinated in buttermilk, smoked and roasted, scallions, celery ribbons, herb yogurt, & basil flowers; cider brined pork ribs with cabbages & white sauce; and a seven ounce patty with bacon, fromage blanc & burger salad: acorn squash, red onion, and peppers cooked in pan drippings with flat beans, celery leaf, & mint.


The well-priced cocktail list focuses on classic, balanced beverages, with a curated beer list and exceptional, thoughtful wine list served mostly by the glass.


Lined with expansive windows, the small and intimate restaurant draws from navy blue, metallic brass, and warm woods. Seating is available at individual tables and at wood booths with stylish white cushions, in addition to a bar area with counter seating. An outdoor patio open offers visitors views down Highland Ave toward the Atlanta skyline.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/26/16

FRYE Atlanta Holiday Caroling Event with The Whiskey Gentry

On Saturday, December 17, 2016 over 700 shoppers celebrated the spirit of the holiday season at FRYE’s Atlanta store at Ponce City Market during its second annual rockin’ holiday caroling event with The Whiskey Gentry. From 1 to 4 p.m., locals and visitors alike experienced a high-energy, live acoustic show outside the store while enjoying hot drinks from American Spirit Whiskey, Wild Heaven craft beers, and cookies from Atlanta favorite Farm to Ladle. Shoppers also enjoyed complimentary on-site customization with a purchase from acclaimed chain stitch embroidery collective Ft. Lonesome. Perfect for holiday gifts, guests also raved about Frye’s Holiday Collection, which includes an array of exclusive hats, scarves, gloves, belts and more for men and women.


The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @thefryecompany | #fryeatlanta.


To learn more about The Holiday Collection, visit Frye online at


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FRYE Hot Cider Toddy Recipe:

2 oz American Spirit Whiskey

.5 oz Lemon Juice

.5 oz Demerara, Ginger, cardamon syrup5 oz Apple Juice

Garnish with cinnamon and clover


Where to Eat and Drink Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016

Hampton + Hudson

Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th

‘Tis the season to enjoy holiday cocktails and seasonal bites, so Hampton + Hudson will be open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and dishing out their full drink and food menus along with a $6 Holiday Beer & Shot pairing of Wild Turkey and Pabst Blue Ribbon. On Christmas Day, owners Billy and Jenn Streck are pulling out all the stops by hosting a special Pop-up Chinese Menu from “H+H’s Bo’Ling Chop Suey Palace.” In addition to playing the holiday classic movie, A Christmas Story, on the big screen, they’ll have football on throughout and will be serving sake just for the evening along with hot toddies, drink specials and more.  For more information, visit

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th

Cypress Street Pint and Plate, one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhood haunts, has become a must-stop for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle during the Christmas holiday. Open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Christmas Day from 6 p.m. 2 a.m., guests can cozy up next to the fire pit while imbibing on holiday cocktails and noshing on limited menu that will put the Merry back into Christmas. For more information, please visit


Saturday, December 24th

Revelers looking for an excuse to leave the house on Christmas Eve are invited to visit GRAIN. Located in the heart of Midtown, GRAIN will be open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. and serving specialty holiday cocktails inspired by the 12 days of Christmas. Boasting an intimate atmosphere, thoughtful and inventive cocktail program, and eclectic bar bites menu, GRAIN is an ideal spot to sit back, relax and imbibe this holiday season. For more information, visit


Saturday, December 24th

Decked out in holiday décor, Atlas is hosting a special, three-course prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner created by Executive Chef Chris Grossman from 5 to 9 p.m. for $65 per person. The full dinner menu, which changes daily, will also be available.  With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, Atlas is located in The St. Regis Atlanta and celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. For more information or to make a reservation, visit

Genki Noodles and Sushi (3 Locations)

Saturday, December 24th

Sushi lovers looking to start a new tradition this Christmas Eve can join Genki Noodles and Sushi at any of its three locations from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Offering fresh, artfully presented sushi, bountiful noodle bowls and a variety of entrees for all tastes, diners can skip the turkey and ham treat themselves to Japanese cuisine for lunch or dinner. Additionally, for this holiday season only, when a guest purchases a gift card, Genki will add an additional 20% to the gift card amount throughout the month of December. Genki Noodles and Sushi is located in Buckhead at 3186 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305; The Prado in Sandy Springs at 5590 Roswell Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30342; and Virginia Highland at 1040 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306.  For more information,

Dantanna’s (3 Locations)

Saturday, December 24th

Sportslovers don’t have to worry about missing any football action this Christmas Eve, because Dantanna’s Buckhead and Sandy Springs locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be screening the full line up of games throughout the day. Guests can cheer on their favorite football teams while taking advantage of Dantanna’s expansive menu featuring surf and turf options, aged steaks, daily fresh seafood, juicy burgers, signature favorites and more. Signature and classic cocktails, craft beers and wine will also be flowing.  For more information, visit

Eve of the Eve Celebration at Red Brick Brewing

Date:  Friday, December 23rd
Time: 5pm

About: It’s the night before both Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah and we are celebrating with everyone’s favorite part of the Holidays – beer! We will have the 12 taps of Christmas: 12 different Red Brick beers including some specialty brews only for this event. $15 gets you in the door, tour, pint glass, and 6 tastings – or get in the spirit of the holidays and bring any toy to donate to Toys for Tots to the brewery between now and Dec. 23rd and get free VIP entry into the event!

Tap List:
Peppermint Vanilla Gorilla
Double Calf-inated Coffee Divine Bovie
2014 3 Bagger
Nitro Vanilla Gorilla
Red Wine Barrel Aged Beard Envy
Laughing Skull Amber
Laughing Skull Lager
Laughing Skull White Ale
Hoplanta IPA
Casual Session IPA
Hibiscuwit Belgian Wheat
Divine Bovine Chai Spice Milk Stout


Red Brick Facebook Event


Posted by John and Liz Attaway 12/18/16



Featuring a Premium Open Bar, Live Entertainment, a Champagne Toast, Live DJ and More


New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2016, Beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Atlanta, GA (December 16, 2016) – This New Year’s Eve, join Midtown’s sexiest steakhouse for an unforgettable “Black Ties and Bubbles” celebration on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional, signature and seasonal offerings, STK will take luxe to the next level this New Year’s Eve.  Not only are partygoers invited to enjoy a selection of seasonal specials created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., but they can also take advantage of a 3-hour premium open bar beginning at 9 p.m. Music for the evening will be provided by local favorite DJ Dillon and revelers will be treated to complimentary New Year’s Eve party favors, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and more. STK’s full dinner menu will also be available. Dinner reservations are also available without the premium bar tickets for a $100 minimum per person.
General admission tickets start at $75 and VIP tickets start at $120. VIP partygoers will also receive a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per four guests. To purchase tickets to STK’s Black Ties and Bubbles New Year’s Eve celebration, visit:  For more information about STK, visit or call 404-793-0144.


Black Ties and Bubbles New Year’s Eve Celebration


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Open Bar 9 p.m. to Midnight.


STK Atlanta
1075 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309


General Admission – $75
VIP – $120

Regular Dinner Reservations Require a Minimum of $100 per person.


For more information, visit or call 404-793-0144.

STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, world-class service, and the perfect atmosphere. STK has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, London, Ibiza, Milan and Toronto with additional locations coming soon to cities such as San Diego, Denver, and Dallas. For more information about STK, please visit

STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @eatstk #stkatlanta.