Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/23/17

9th Annual Free Event Featuring 185 Artists and Craftsman, Live Acoustic Music, Gourmet Food Trucks, Children’s Area and More


Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Atlanta, GA – The ninth annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns to picturesque Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 2017. Featuring more than 185 talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform Chastain Park into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live acoustic performances while taking in breathtaking fall scenery.  The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area in the adjacent green space, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and beverages and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17


All-Female Culinary & Management Leadership Team

Open For Dinner With Lunch Starting in November & Weekend Brunch To Follow in January


Rose + Rye restaurant and bar is now open in The Castle, Midtown Atlanta’s iconic mansion with a storied history at 87 15th Street NE. Three levels of dining and drinking space include multiple outdoor patios and rooms for private events. Rose + Rye is headed up by an all-female culinary and management leadership team.


Open for dinner with lunch and brunch to follow, Rose + Rye serves refined American fare with a global reach. Both the food and drink menu are rooted in the season and will change often. Guests can expect creative dishes designed to please the eye and the palate, including Smoked Caesar Salad with baby kale, smoked yogurt, parmesan cookie crumble, and soft boiled egg; Seared snapper with celery root puree, Anson Mills farro, wild cherries & redux, and Chicken Mole with braised Joyce Farms chicken, crispy rice patty, and wilted kale.


Built by Ferdinand McMillan the early 1900’s, The Castle is a historic landmark and one of Atlanta’s last marquis properties. After acquiring it in the late 1940s, Hazel Roy Butler opened the home to local artists, who often paid their rent with works of art. The architecturally unique building is known for its long-term connection to the local arts community.

The first floor of the space is “The Grotto,” a bar with a dramatic floor-to-ceiling rock wall as the backdrop. Stairs leading up to the second floor reveal an open kitchen, chandeliers, and floors restored from original materials, where a larger bar area is separated from the dining room. On the third level, Rose + Rye’s private event space features three private dining rooms, as well as a second outdoor patio lined with original columns and unparalleled views overlooking Woodruff Arts Center and Midtown Atlanta.


Thaddeus Keefe, Owner

Keefe is a 20-year restaurant industry veteran and native Atlantan who also serves as Owner of 1KEPT Kitchen + Bar in Atlanta and Charleston and Y.N.K. in Orange County. He is the former owner and creator of Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft and Mosaic in Atlanta.

Lindsay Owens, Executive Chef

Owens comes to Atlanta from Minneapolis and formerly served in the kitchens of Minneapolis favorites The Lynhall, Tilia, Unideli. She also ran Creamery Café, with a menu focused on local sourcing, from Seward Community Co-op.

Jessica Schilling, General Manager

Schilling previously served as Assistant General Manager of STK Atlanta. She has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.

Seewai Sayavong, Assistant General Manager

Born in Laos, Sayavong’s first restaurant job was at the age of 13 in her aunt’s Thai eatery. She most recently worked at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and as General Manager of Nan Thai Fine Dining and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft in Atlanta.

Anu Adebara, Sous Chef

Adebara previously cooked with Avalon Catering and as a personal chef before joining the team at Rose + Rye.

Charity Everett, Pastry Chef

Everett founded Revel Pastry Company in Chattanooga before serving as Pastry Chef at 1KEPT in Charleston and Atlanta.


Reservations are available on OpenTable.

Phone Number – 404.500.5980



Tues. – Thurs., 5pm – 10pm

Fri. – Sat., 5pm – 11pm


* Opening for lunch on Nov. 20 and weekend brunch in January.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17

New Restaurant Is From Michal Lennox, Owner of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall


Muchacho opened, Monday, October 16th, in Reynoldstown, and the menu is available here. The restaurant is located at 904 Memorial Drive and neighbors its upcoming sister spot, Golden Eagle, also opening this fall.

Michael Lennox is the founder of Atlanta favorite Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall and is behind both Golden Eagle and Muchacho. Featuring distinct menus and design, the two restaurants are housed in a former rail depot, separated by an interior brick wall.

With a nod to 70’s-era Venice Beach, Muchacho is a casual hangout following a bright color palette with tones of orange, yellow, and white. An expansive brick patio shared by Muchacho and Golden Eagle overlooks the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and comes alive with lush, tropical plants, vintage outdoor furniture and red and white umbrellas.

Open seven days per week from 7am to 4pm, counter service at Muchacho offers a menu of breakfast and lunch tacos, toasts, grain bowls, poke and pastries, plus a tight drink list featuring a handful of canned beer and wine, cocktails and housemade agua frescas.

Key members of Muchacho’s team include Taria Camerino as Culinary Director (formerly of Sugar Coated Radical, Ford Fry Restaurants, Resurgens Hospitality and Tate Modern in London); Jason Simpson as Chef de Cuisine (formerly of St. Cecilia and Chef Josiah Citrin’s two-star Michelin restaurant Melisse in L.A.); Nicholas Bown-Crawford as General Manager (formerly of Le Fat, Ton Ton, One Rooster, Concentrics Restaurants and Murphy’s); and Sarah Harlan as Coffee Director (formerly of Condesa Coffee and Everyman Espresso).


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/17

November 11th, 1-5 pm

The first annual Atlanta Fall Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 1-5 pm in Historic Old 4th Ward Park. We will have over 100 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, a DJ, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 after 11/2. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. The wine list will be added to the website soon.



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/19/17


Live DJ Performance, Cocktail and Champagne Packages, Costume Contests and More 


Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 


Atlanta, GA— On Saturday, October 28, 2017, monsters, vixens and vamps are invited to enjoy a sultry Halloween experience and special offerings as STK Atlanta hosts a high-energy Day of the Dead Halloween party.  Kicking off the festivities at 9 p.m. and with several ticket options available, patrons will be welcomed at the popular Midtown hotspot with an open bar until 10 p.m. Partygoers are encouraged to don their favorite Halloween costumes and can dance the night away to a live DJ performance, take part in a costume contest, and enjoy surprises throughout the night.


General Admission is $10 per person, with the option of a General Admission Fast Pass available for $15. For a more exclusive experience, partygoers can take advantage of the Silver package made for groups of four that includes a separate VIP line for entry, reserved seating, bottle service featuring at-table mixers, and a bottle of premium vodka for $240.  The Gold package for groups of six includes a separate VIP line for entry, reserved seating, bottle service featuring at-table mixers, a bottle of premium vodka, and a signature bottle of premium champagne for $360. Tax and gratuity are not included in any package.  The event is for ages 21 and up and tickets are available by visiting http://joonbug.com/atlanta/halloween/stk-atlanta-hallowen-in-ga. For more information, visit STK Atlanta online at www.stkhouse.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway

North Georgia Premium Outlets to Host 3rd Annual BOO BASH, October 28

Premier Simon center brings shoppers festive Halloween fun!


Dawsonville, Ga. (October 19, 2017) – Shoppers are in for a spooktacular celebration! North Georgia Premium Outlets is hosting the center’s third annual BOO BASH event on Saturday, October 28. Guests of all ages are invited to cool off with a King of Pops popsicle as they join the center for festive face painting, balloon animals and Trick-or-Treating at participating stores.


To make these memories last, a Halloween photo booth will be available for guests to snap their spookiest pictures. Shoppers who donate $5 to Susan G. Komen will also receive a More Than Pink pumpkin to decorate on-site.



North Georgia Premium Outlet’s 3rd Annual BOO BASH



Saturday, October 28

4 – 6 p.m.



North Georgia Premium Outlets

800 U.S. Highway 400 S.

Dawsonville, GA 30534

Located in the Gazebo adjacent to Brooks Brother’s


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17th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Parade and Festival

Date: Saturday, October 21st

Time: Noon; Parade 4 pm

About: TThe Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade is the signature Halloween festival in the southeast and one of the top ten Halloween events in the country. It is staged in Little 5 Points, Atlanta’s premiere business, arts, and music district. Each October, over 35,000 people flock to Little 5 Points to enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment and the best Halloween parade in the South! This year’s 17th year is bigger than ever! The Festival starts at Noon, so make plans to join us all day for shopping, eating, and fun at the businesses in the L5P neighborhood and the artist market along Euclid Ave. See the largest Halloween parade in the southeast from 4-6p on Euclid and Moreland. Then stick around for dancing and merriment into the night with entertainment on 2 stages! The L5P Halloween Festival & Parade supports our local businesses by raising funds for the L5PBA. This event is free!


All information here!

2017 Decatur Craft Beer Festival

Date: Saturday, October 21st

Time: Noon

About: On October 21st from Noon to 5 pm, enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting on the square in downtown Decatur, Georgia. More than 100 of the finest local, American Craft beers are showcased at this annual event sponsored by area distributors and Decatur’s restaurants and pubs. Enjoy live music and food from local restaurants available for sale. Each general admission ticket ($50) includes a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Three bands take the stage throughout the afternoon, and a DJ keeps things jumping between sets. Splurge for a VIP ticket and be a beer hero. Proceeds from VIP ticket sales go to the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, the advocacy group for all of your favorite local breweries. With your VIP ticket, you get to use the exclusive VIP entrance and enjoy very special beers made just for this festival by Georgia craft brewers. Enjoy a popcorn bar and hot pretzels provided by Cult Cart, and delicious food catered by The Iberian Pig and Red Beard Restaurants. Only 300 VIP tickets available, maximum two tickets per person. VIP Tickets: $100.


All information here!