Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/18
From octopus to lamb pasta and arugula salad, brussels sprouts to wagyu flank steak, Allora is a diverse new Italian concept from our friends Concentrics Restaurants. The restaurant is nestled down in a cozy building on the corner of Atlantic Station and 17th. The décor was also cozy and warm with low lighting and a stunning wood bar, but of course, the star of the show was the food! Let’s take a walk through the menu together.
Of the starters, we tried the arugula salad, brussels sprouts, and the octopus. Brussels sprouts are of our favorite foods, but we have to admit we enjoyed the balance of the delicious arugula salad more with the right amount of peppery lettuce, grapes and balsamic for sweetness, and topped with radish. Sacrilege, I know. The brussels sprouts were delicious in their own right, being perfectly cooked and topped with hazelnut and balsamic sweetness to cut through the sprout’s tartness. Finally, the octopus. We’ve never had octopus before and this didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed its almost crab-like sweetness and much meatier texture than expected. We’re a fan.
We only had one pasta and it was our favorite dish of the night. The Lamb Pappardelle had some of the best marinated lamb we’ve had in recent memory. It was like a wild, savory pot roast entangled with mushroom and wilted kale that gave it a much needed texture and crunch. Then, the pappardelle thick pasta was cooked al dente to round out the dish. We haven’t stopped thinking about it since Friday!
Finally, we come to the main course where we had the wagyu beef with a hazelnut salsa and the Roasted Branzini. You can’t go wrong with steak! Right? The perfectly cooked wagyu flank steak was smooth and tender with great flavor. The hazelnut salsa added a pesto-like quality, but with a sweet and nutty flavor that really off-set the savory of the steak. All worked well together. As for the Branzini, it was charred on the skin side with broccoli and vegetable mixture combined with oil on top. The fish was flaky and slightly sweet. Let’s not forget they left the tail on for a gorgeous presentation.
We’d also like to mention that we were impressed with the variety in both style and price of the wine menu, as well as the stellar wait staff that gave 100%! Kudos to them! If you go down to Allora, bring your appetite, you’re going to need it.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/4/18
Featuring Bubbles, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Rosé, Brunch Bites and More!
Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Atlanta, GA – Imbibers and diners are invited to brunch the day away at Park Tavern’s Midtown Brunchfest on Sunday, February, 25, 2018. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., brunch lovers can nosh on delicious breakfast bowls, scrambled eggs served with crispy bacon, tater tots smothered and covered, toasted bagels served with cream cheese and cured salmon, a Krispy Kreme station with all the fixings including: whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate; a biscuit station with county ham and sausage; Park Tavern’s signature raw and special baked oysters; and much more. Partygoers can also enjoy libations such as mimosas, bloody marys served with fresh cocktail shrimp, Domaine Ste Michelle Brut Rosé, additional Domaine Ste Michelle champagnes, craft beers, a wide variety of wines, signature handcrafted cocktails and more.
For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event, entertainment for the day, and two food or drink tickets. The All-Day Rosé VIP experience includes early entrance, all-day access to the Rosé Room, featuring six selections of rosé and champagne, bottomless mimosas, bottomless champagne, and two food or drink tickets for $45. Additional food station tickets will be available for purchase for $7 each. To purchase tickets, visit, https://www.xorbia.com/events/parktavern/midtown-brunchfest.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/4/18
KITS ON. FLAGS OUT. SCARVES UP.
Join thousands of fans on Saturday, March 10th in Virginia Highlands for the inaugural Atlanta United Block Party – ATL’s first open-streets celebration of all things #ATLUTD.
We’re closing down North Highland Ave., and celebrating with giveaways, live entertainment and raffle prizes on the block as we prep for the first match! Plus – we’re partnering with the local pubs to offer exclusive drink specials for Atlanta United fans during the event.
- (1) Complimentary drink
- Souvenir Atlanta United t-shirt
- Exclusive Drink specials from our partner bars
Partner Bars Include:
- Dark Horse Tavern
- Diesel Filling Station
- Limerick Junction
- Blind Willy’s
- American Roadhouse
- The Atlanta United Block Party is a 21+ event.
Ticket Link: www.AtlantaUnitedBlockParty.com
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/1/18
Saturday, February 17th at Terminal West
On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Camp Horizon of Georgia will celebrate our 36th year as an organization and our second annual Foster the Funk fundraiser. This fun-filled event held at Terminal West in Atlanta’s West Midtown is their biggest fundraiser of the year. In 2017, this event sold out in just a couple of weeks (330+ people) and raised over $74,000! This year, they’re expecting 600 people to attend, and the goal is to raise over $100,000!
On top of that, they want to take you to Funky Town! Join them for a night filled with rad 80’s music by Electric Avenue, good food, cash bar, silent auction, raffle, and their life-changing mission. If you don’t know what Camp Horizon does here’s a little bit about the organization. “The critical dollars raised through this event are used to fund our year – round programs for Atlanta’s youth in foster care. This programming works to restore dignity and hope to children, teen, and young adults who have been abused and neglected – empowering them to make good decisions and lead healthy, productive lives. The unconditional love and support they receive from trusted adults at Camp Horizon helps emotionally wounded children grow into healthy adults. This allows them to break the cycle of abuse in their own lives and prepare them to prevent abuse in the lives of those around them. Camp Horizon is a safe place for them to grow and be loved providing “family” and connections that are often times missing in their lives.”
Dress is casual. Tickets are $55 and includes entry to the event, light appetizers, awesome 80’s music from Electric Avenue, and access to our silent auction and raffle.
Information and tickets can be found here: http://camphorizon.net/foster-the-funk/