Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/19
PEACHFEST RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IN NEW LOCATION AT PEACHTREE CENTER
Last year’s sold-out event generated more than $37K for small farmers and a peach full of bellies to celebrate responsible agriculture
Sunday, July 21st: 3 pm to 7 pm
Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.
“We’re thrilled to bring PeachFest to Peachtree Center this year,” said Leslie Bland, Director of Marketing at Peachtree Center. “Having such a vibrant event full of local energy at the newly renovated Peachtree Center gives us a chance to further connect with the Downtown Atlanta community and show off our fresh new look.”
At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.
Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America,the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.
PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.
The beneficiary of the event, Piggy Bank , an organization that aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank operates as a project of the Multiplier which is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/14/19
City Winery Atlanta
Saturday, August 10th
The Atlanta Summer Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, August 10th at City Winery with two sessions to choose from: 12-4pm and 6-10pm. We will have over 50 wines as well as a selection of local beer to choose from. There will be live music upstairs, DJ Q-Tip downstairs, and food will be available for purchase from City Winery. The wine list will be added to the website in the weeks prior to the event. Tickets are now on sale for $45 and will increase to $50 after August 1st and $60 at the door. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantawinefestivals.com/summer
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/14/19
BISTRO OFF BROAD HOSTS ITS 2ND ANNUAL TACOS & TEQUILA NIGHT
Featuring A Taco Bar With All The Fixings, Churros, Specialty Cocktails, Tequila Flights and Much More!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Beginning at 5 p.m.
Taco and tequila lovers alike are invited to the second annual Tacos and Tequila Night at Bistro Off Broad, a chef-inspired dining destination in historic downtown Winder, Georgia, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Serving fresh, local, and affordable food, hungry guests are invited to nosh on Executive Chef Alex Friedman’s family style menu that will feature homemade tortilla chips served with pico de gallo and charred tomatillo salsa; a taco bar with all of the fixings including shrimp, chili lime chicken, carne asada, barbacao, roasted cauliflower, Cotija cheese, chili lime cream sauce, pico de gallo, onions, cilantro, cheese sauce and charred tomatillo salsa; Mexican street corn; rice; charro beans; and for dessert, churros served with a decadent chocolate sauce. Imbibers can also sip their way through the night with $8 Bistro Margaritas, $8 Margatinis, specialty tequila flights featuring Patron Silver, Anejo and Reposado served with house made sangrita for $8, Patrol Silver or Mezcal Delirio de Oaxaco Reposado served with house made sangrtita for $8 and select draft beers for $5. Tickets are available for $30 per person and reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation, call 678.963.5517 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.bistrooffbroad.com.
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 11 am
About: Atlanta Field Day (benefiting Playworks Georgia) is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. We’ve got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. – plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day. Will your team have what it takes to take home the King of the Field title? Grab some friends, start your team, and get ready for the most fun you’ll have in 2019! This event is brought to you by Atlanta Sport and Social Club. Registration is open for corporate and co-ed groups, including individual tickets to join a team that day. Tickets run $56 for individual and up to $500 for a team.
What to expect during Field Day. Teams will compete in 8 competitions over the course of the day, consisting of (3) scheduled relays, and (5) scramble games events. The full game list and rules will be released the week of the event! Each team will compete in (2) scheduled relay events. In these two events, your team score is ranked against every other team participating in the event. Teams will select (7) scramble-style games to participate in. Scramble games can be points-based challenge involving just one team, or a head-to-head matchup with another team. We’ve teamed up with the Playworks Georgia for this year’s charity challenge! The more funds your team raises, the more points you earn towards your overall score!
Date: Sunday, July 14th
Time: 4 pm
About: The Taproom Concert Series is a craft brewery pop-up held in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs’ Outdoor Concert Series – “Concerts by the Springs”. We’re teaming up with a different craft brewery each month to bring their taproom tasting experience TO the concert. Tickets range from $10-$18. They include, Early admission (4 pm), 12 3 oz craft beer samples, tasting glass, pre-concert house DJ. Concert starts at 7:00pm, food available for purchase from local Food Trucks. The breweries for July are Birds Fly South, Carolina Bauernhaus, Catawba, Fonta Flora, Highland Brewing, Palmetto Brewing, Quest Brewing, Thomas Creek, TrimTab Brewing, Westbrook & Wild Leap, while the band is The Departure.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/19
Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
On Saturday, July 27th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery will host its fourth annual Old 320 Beer Fest. This dynamic event features beer from over 30 breweries throughout the Southeast, a chef’s tasting room with bites from Brewed to Serve Restaurants, live music from gr8FLdüde & frenz, a raffle for a trip to Belgium, and much more.
“Brewing craft beer in Atlanta for over 23 years now, it’s wonderful to see not only how Georgia’s beer community has grown, but the incredible quality of beers being made. Old 320 Beer Fest is a celebration of beer that brings many of Georgia’s finest breweries together,” says John Roberts, Max Lager’s award-winning Brew Master.
From pilsners to IPAs, Old 320 Beer Fest attendees are invited to try unlimited samples from Georgia favorites, including New Realm Brewing Company, Atlanta Brewing Co., Creature Comforts and Monday Night Brewing. Each brewery will showcase their most prized brews, and this year’s event will also debut beers from The Bold Monk Brewing Co., a fully operational brewing and bottling facility, brewpub and beer garden that’s set to open later this year by the Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group, Inc.
Tickets to the event include wood-fired bites, a sampling glass, unlimited beer samples, an edible pretzel lanyard and one raffle ticket to win a beer journey to Belgium. Additional raffle tickets are available 1 for $10 and 3 for $20 the day of the festival. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. Tickets are available at www.freshtix.com/events/max-lagers-4th-annual-old-320-beer-fest for $60 in advance, or at the door for $75. Those who sign up as Designated Drivers only pay $15 for admission. The first 50 people to buy tickets will receive a free commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts featuring this year’s “Brew City” design will be available for $20 the day of the event. Complimentary guest parking will be offered. In addition, Max Lager’s is conveniently located by deck parking and the Peachtree Center + Civic Center MARTA stations.