Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/10/18

The Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/22-9/23

Tenth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce – 10/20-10/21

Tenth Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival – 11/3-11/4


2018 AFFPS Fall Festival Lineup:


The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces Presents the Inaugural Buckhead Fine Arts Festival


Located in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces has announced the inaugural Buckhead Fine Arts Festival.  Taking place on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, 2018, the new two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun while enjoying artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, beverages and gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives. Free to the public, this festival is rain or shine, open to all ages and four-legged friends are welcome. For more information, please visit or



Tenth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce Returns to Olmsted Linear Park This October 


The tenth annual Fall Festival on Ponce hosted by The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will be held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018, in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park.  Designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr., the park was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance and will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts during the annual two-day event.  Festival goers can also enjoy local gourmet food trucks, beverages, a children’s area, live, acoustic music and more.  The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit or



The 10th Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts and Crafts Festival Returns This November  


The tenth annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns to picturesque Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2018. 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 or

Dixie Q Hosts Porksinks and Pork Rinds Every Monday

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/10/18

Tonight, 9/10, Dixie Q Brookhaven has their kick off their Pigskins & Pork Rinds weekly event that coincides with MNF! We got to hang out with the guys from Dixie Q on Thursday to taste some barbeque, sip on a cocktail from Old 4th Distillery, and enjoy a flight of Terrapin Beer Co.! The Horses’ Neck was light and an “all-game” drinkable cocktail with hints of ginger and Lawn Dart from Old 4th Distillery. Of the entrees, the brisket was our favorite by far smoked the longest and fall-apart good, on top of that we also loved the sausage was tender, slightly spicy, and savory. So, watch some football, enjoy a meal, and try a new cocktail or two. #cheers



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/9/18

Featuring Live Music Performances, Food and Drink Specials, Games, Contests and More


Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park 


Atlanta, Georgia – On Friday, October 5, 2018, partygoers can dust off their dirndls and lederhosen for Oktoberfest presented by Park Tavern, A Social Mess and Sierra Nevada at the Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Benefitting the Piedmont Park Conservancy, revelers can clink their beer steins while enjoying a friendly competition of corn hole, a beer mug stamina contest, a beer pong contest and more. Brew lovers are also invited to enjoy a range of ice-cold beers courtesy of Sierra Nevada, Woodbridge wines, and Cutwater Fugu Vodka, Bacardi, el Jimador Tequila and Jack Daniel’s cocktails.  The Arby’s Food Truck will also be at the event selling special test kitchen offerings throughout the evening.


Featuring live music and DJ performances throughout the day, Sucker Punch will get the crowd hyped with favorite hard rocking hits from the 90s and early 2000s including Green Day, Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. Filling the headliner spot, JohnBoy and SurroundSound will continue to electrify partygoers until the beer stops flowing. DJ NAKD will also be spinning top hits in between the high energy music performances. General admission tickets are available for $20. VIP tickets are $40 and include early entry into the event, Sierra Nevada tastings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., German Beer Hall tables and seating, and five tickets to be used on beer/cocktails/or pretzels. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/9/18

With Weekend-Long Events Including Free Coffee, Pop-Up at

Whiskey Bird & Debut of New “Sunday School” Classes

All Ticket Proceeds Will Benefit Giving Kitchen


Local Atlanta coffee company East Pole is hosting a one-year anniversary party at their roastery and shop at Armour Yards (255 Ottley Drive, Ste. 105) on Friday, September 14 from 7-11 p.m. During the weekend, East Pole will also join local restaurant and bar Whiskey Bird for a pop-up brunch event and launch their new “Sunday School” series of weekly coffee classes designed for home brewers.


In honor of their brick-and-mortar coffee shop’s first full year in business, East Pole is kicking off the weekend with a special, ticketed anniversary bash on Friday, September 14 from 7-11 p.m. At the event, guests can enjoy complimentary coffee alongside light bites and sips from sponsors Creature Comforts, ASW Distillery, BOCADO and Happy Camper, with live music from local musician David Mason Gentry and folk-pop duo Wendlo. Tickets are available online for $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and all proceeds from sales will be donated to local non-profit Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources.


On Saturday, September 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Pole will join neighborhood spot and wholesale partner Whiskey Bird (1409 North Highland Ave. NE) to host a coffee pop-up. Throughout the morning, their team will be serving up a handful of espresso-based drinks. Patrons can also find East Pole brewed on drip daily at Whiskey Bird.


The anniversary weekend will also mark the first installment of “Sunday School,” East Pole’s new series of ticketed coffee training classes that are open to the public and held quarterly at their roastery on Sundays. Led by East Pole’s team, the ongoing classes are designed to equip coffee novices and experts alike with the know-how, tools and tricks needed to brew exceptional, barista-level coffee at home. On Sunday, September 16, the inaugural, 90-minute class will cover how to brew coffee using a Kalita Wave and include samples, hands-on training and a 12 oz. bag of East Pole’s freshly roasted coffee to take home and enjoy. Tickets ($20) are available for purchase online. To close out their weekend-long anniversary celebrations, East Pole will also be offering free drip and iced coffee beverages at their shop throughout the day on Monday, September 17.


East Pole was founded in 2015 by native Atlantans Jared Karr and Jules Tompkins and their Minnesotan friend Matt Chesla. Friends since high school, the team reconnected years later after Jared returned home from working with coffee farmers and growers in Indonesia. With their shared interest in specialty coffee, they decided to open East Pole’s shop and roastery in 2017, giving the Atlanta community a neighborhood spot to enjoy high-quality coffee in an approachable atmosphere. In addition to their coffee bar, East Pole also offers public cuppings and provides extensive training programs and other educational resources to their wholesale clients. Their coffee is a favorite among offices throughout the city, including Industrious, Serendipity Labs Buckhead and Switchyards, and is currently served at restaurants and shops, such as Full Commission, Taproom, Copper Coin, Whiskey Bird, Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market and more. East Pole’s full coffee selection is available online for nationwide delivery in single 12 oz., 2 lb. or 5 lb. bags and through their bi-weekly and monthly subscription plans.