Saturday, December 17th at 1pm

Location: The Frye Company

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/16

Live Acoustic Show, Customization by Ft. Lonesome, Hot Drinks, Farm to Ladle Cookies and Holiday Shopping 


Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Atlanta, Georgia (December 13, 2016) – Celebrate the spirit of the season on Saturday, December 17, 2016 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., shoppers are invited to an experience 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.  Frye’s Holiday Collection, which includes an array of exclusive hats, scarves, gloves, belts and more for men and women, will be available for purchase.  Shoppers are also invited to enjoy complimentary on-site customization with a purchase from acclaimed chain stitch embroidery collective Ft. Lonesome.

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 | #fryeatlanta.


#TheFryeLife Holiday Caroling Event with The Whiskey Gentry


The Frye Company Atlanta
Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308


Saturday, December 17, 2016
1 to 4 p.m.


Music by The Whiskey Gentry
Customization by Ft. Lonesome


Tuesday, December 13th and Wednesday, December 14th at 5pm

Location: Dantanna's Sandy Springs

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/11/16


Beer and Winery of the Month Kick Off Parties at Dantanna’s Sandy Springs



Beer of the Month – Tuesday, December 13, 2016

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Winery of the Month – Wednesday, December 14, 2016

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.



Dantanna’s Sandy Springs

6649 Roswell Rd, Unit 30
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328



Free to attend for ages 21and up.

Second Self Beer Company

Mole Porter $6

Second Self Beer Company’s award winning chocolate porter with added spices reminiscent of the oaxacan mole sauce.

California, Pasella, and Chipotle chilies blended with cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa nibs help to create this robust porter that is packed with flavor.


Kendall Jackson

Cabernet Sauvignon, $11 gls/$40 btl
Aromas of lush, bright black cherry, blackberry, and cassis.  Round, rich, seamless tannins provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate. Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the finish

Pinot Gris, $11 gls/$40 btl
Ripe citrus flavors with rich aromas of tropical mango, melon, and juicy peach.  The bright fruit flavors and layered texture contribute to this wine’s versatility.

Pinot Noir, $11 gls/$40 btl
This dark garnet gem delivers bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit with elegant earthy notes infused with cola and mild spice accents.  Oak aging adds a hint of vanilla and soft, toasty finish.

Riesling, $11 gls/$40 btl
Deliciously crisp with vibrant fruit aromas and subtle spice notes.  Layers of apricot, peach and Anjou pear intermingle with bursts of aromatic jasmine delivering a delightful finish.



Saturday, December 17th at 12pm

Location: Independent Distilling Company

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/11/16

Georgia’s First Bierschnaps Collaboration from

Independent Distilling Company and Three Taverns Brewery


ATLANTA (December 8, 2016) – Independent Distilling Company (IDC), in collaboration with their neighbors at Three Taverns Brewery, have created Georgia’s first Bierschnaps, which is a traditional German spirit made by distilling beer. In this case, the beer was Three Tavern’s 2014 Feest Noel Christmas Ale that is made from 100 percent malted barley with Belgian dark candy sugar and spiced with cardamom, allspice and cloves. This one-of-a-kind offering is being released as part of IDC’s “Outlier” series of experimental and limited-edition products on Saturday, December 17, from noon to 5 p.m. at IDC’s tasting room, with a limited amount being made available to restaurants and retail locations.


“I got an email from Three Taverns’ Brewmaster Joran Van Ginderachter asking if we were interested in distilling some of their Feest Noel,” said Independent Distilling owner Michael Anderson. “I said absolutely, but I’ve never heard of anyone distilling a spiced beer, so that’s going to be a wildcard.”


“Community is a big part of my life and was a catalyst for me in my exploration of beer. It’s something I wanted Three Taverns to be about since day  one and what makes projects like this so meaningful to me,” said Brian Purcell, founder and CEO of Three Taverns Craft Brewery. “We love what Independent Distilling is doing and to be able to work with them as neighbors and friends, and create something new, is really special.”


Hence, Outlier No 3 was born. Anderson used his 100-gallon copper pot still to transform the brew into an amazing distilled spirit and the first of its kind here in Georgia. With herbal vanilla aromas that evolve on the palate into cinnamon, cardamom and mace that are beautifully balanced with oak, the finish is long with subtle spice and a hint wood.


“Being small allows us the opportunity to do these types of one-offs and collaborative experiments and give people something they’ve never had before,” said Anderson. “In this case, a simple question from the other side of the parking lot has resulted in a truly exceptional spirit that I think people are going to be blown away by.”


Distillery Release

On Saturday, December 17, from noon to 5 p.m., Independent Distilling will be open for tours, tastings and souvenir bottles of the Outlier No 3 Bierschnaps Limited Edition for $50. Limited distribution is available through Savannah Distributing.


About Independent Distilling Company

Out of a passion for authentic, time-honored spirits, Independent Distilling Company (IDC) was formed in 2013 in Decatur, Georgia and quickly launched IDC’s popular Hellbender Corn Whiskey. IDC’s devotion to the distilling process of artisanal spirits from mashing to final bottling displays their commitment to genuine spirits. IDC currently produces Hellbender Corn Whiskey, Hellbender Bourbon and Independent Rum in addition to experimental releases and collaborative efforts.


For more information visit:


Tours and Tasting Room:

Tastings and tours with souvenir bottles available take place every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Private tours and events are also available.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/11/16

We were invited on Tuesday, November 29th to experience Fogo de Chao’s newest location in Dunwoody. They have tons of offerings from salmon to heart of palm to black pepper candied bacon on their salad bar, as well as every meat imaginable. The best was the bacon wrapped filet, followed by the lamb chop, and the parmesan pork. Everything is delicious and the drink list is impeccable. Beyond that, they have stepped it up a notch with modern, yet inviting decor. Here’s more information about Fogo de Chao’s newest location below, as well as menu offerings. Enjoy!


Authentic Southern Brazilian Steakhouse opens in Atlanta’s hottest suburb


ATLANTA – Internationally-renowned Southern Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão (pronounced fo-go dee shown) is bringing the heat to Atlanta’s culinary scene with the opening of its second Atlanta-area location on Wednesday, November 30 in Dunwoody.


“We’re very excited to open our second Atlanta-area restaurant in Dunwoody,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “Since opening in Buckhead almost 16 years ago, we’ve kept an eye on the growth in Dunwoody, and are thrilled to establish Fogo as a regular destination for residents, the business community, and tourists alike.”


The menu is anchored around the Full Churrasco experience – the art of roasting meats over an open fire, and espeto corrido, or “continuous service” – that Fogo de Chão began serving more than 37 years ago in Southern Brazil. The menu features a wealth of savory, fire-roasted meats that are perfectly seasoned, prepared and carved tableside by a team of authentic, Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Some guest favorites include filet mignon, lamb chops, and ribeye, as well signature Brazilian cuts like their house specialty Picanha sirloin. As a complement to the variety of protein options, guests can also enjoy the gourmet Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soups, fresh vegetables, Feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew), and authentic Brazilian side dishes. To celebrate the new location, an introductory price of $46.50 is being offered for dinner.


The brand new Dunwoody location offers a variety of other dining options and experiences for everyone, including:


  • Gaucho Lunch: Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of weekday diners and business professionals, starting at $15. Guests may also choose to add a single cut of meat to the Market Table, all for under $25.
  • Brazilian Brunch: Introduced to celebrate family and friends on weekends, guests can enjoy the Full Churrasco experience along with the Market Table, fresh seasonal fruits, Greek Yogurt and some special, Brazilian-inspired breakfast items like Pão de Queijo Egg Bake, Braised Beef Rib Hash and a Seasonal Sunday Roast. To complement the experience, Fogo de Chão offers a special Brunch Bar in the main dining room where guests can enjoy made-to-order Caipirinhas and classic American brunch cocktails with Brazilian twists such as their cachaça Bloody Mary and Passion Fruit Mimosa.
  • Bar Fogo: Created for those craving the authentic Fogo de Chão experience in a more casual way, guests can enjoy smaller, shareable plates, a variety of craft cocktails, award-winning wines and happy hour specials located in the bar area of the restaurant.
  • Seafood: Brazilian-inspired seafood options such as Shrimp Cocktail with homemade Malagueta cocktail sauce and Mango Chilean Sea Bass are also available a-la-carte.
  • Group and Private Dining: Whether celebrating a special birthday or hosting a large corporate meeting, Fogo de Chão has become the place for group and private dining internationally. The Dunwoody restaurant is well-suited for groups of all sizes with customizable menus, beautiful private and semi-private dining spaces, and complimentary A/V equipment.


The Dunwoody culinary team is proudly led by General Manager and Head Gaucho Chef Alceu Pressi, who first learned the gaucho style of cooking on his family farm in the small town of Marau, Brazil, located in Rio Grande do Sul, the state in which Fogo de Chão was founded.


Every Fogo de Chão restaurant boasts an award-winning wine list and extensive drink menu, featuring Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha, handcrafted with cachaça (Brazilian liquor made from sugarcane), fresh lime, and sugar. Fogo de Chão also offers a tempting dessert menu, including its signature Papaya Cream – made with fresh papaya and vanilla ice cream, then finished with Crème de Cassis tableside. A dining experience for all ages, children six-and-under enjoy complimentary dining, and ages seven-to-12 dine at half price for the Full Churrasco experience.


For more information, please visit the Fogo Dunwoody location page or


Fogo de Chão Dunwoody is located at 4671 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, next door to the Spruill Center for the Arts.


Lunch and Weekend Brunch:

Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Monday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday: 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Happy Hour  


Happy Hour Monday through Friday: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Available in the bar area only).


About Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for more than 37 years in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. The company was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and expanded into the U.S. in 1997. There are currently 45 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, and Mexico, including locations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago and Mexico City. For more information, visit or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Check out “The Gaucho Way,” a documentary-style video shot through the eyes of real Fogo de Chão Brazilian gauchos and explore the restaurant’s deep cultural roots in Southern Brazil (

25th Annual Santa Pub Crawl This Saturday!

Date:  Saturday, December 10th
Time: 5pm

About: The Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl is now in its 25th year!! It was originally started by a small group of friends as a means of raising some Christmas spirit – and spreading some JOY at the same time. Now its annual tradition in ATL as we take over Midtown at Crescent Ave bars! So, Picture Halloween colliding with Christmas to create the biggest damn Christmas party this side of the North Pole! Over the past 24 years, thousands of people have joined us for what we consider to be the kick-off to the Holiday season. Since Christmas is the of giving, we are putting on Toys for Tots US Marine Corps toy drive. Please bring an unwrapped toy donation to registration and help underprivileged children have a great holiday! Tickets include a wristband for drink specials plus NO Cover at Opera, Flip Flop’s, Lava Lounge, Sutra Lounge, Tin Lizzy’s, Front Page News & More TBA.  Check in is from 5-10pm at Front Page News (Toy Drop Off). Check in is from 5-10pm at Front Page News (Toy Drop Off). Tickets are $5 in advance plus fees or $10 at the door. And as always, Santa/Christmas costumes are MANDATORY!