Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/24/19
Saturday, October 12th at 11 am
Discount code for 10% off tickets is: atldisc19
The Castleberry Hill Loft Tour returns Saturday, October 12th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic Castleberry Hill, located just seconds from the CNN Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.
The Loft Tour is an opportunity to explore one of Atlanta’s hippest neighborhoods including unique lofts, distinctive art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and businesses. Join us for this all-day event! Check-in begins at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.
Visit CastleberryLoftTour.com for more information on check-in and parking. Be sure to like and friend us on Facebook and Instagram @Castleberryhill and Twitter @Castleberryhill411 for updates on the 2019 Castleberry Hill Loft Tour!
Tickets are $20 and can be found here.
*Please note this is a walking tour and some homes will include stairs. Proceeds from the Loft Tour go towards aesthetic improvements to the historic neighborhood.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/23/19
MULTI-STAGE FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL TO FEATURE G.LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE, MAGGIE ROSE, AND MORE
Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival returns to downtown Alpharetta for its seventh year on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. The FREE admission festival will showcase more than twenty (20) top musicians performing their original hit songs and telling the stories that inspired them on seven (7) outdoor and indoor stages. This year’s festival will feature headliners G. Love & Special Sauce and Maggie Rose. In addition to music, fans will enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks as well as interactive activities.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival brings together nationally and locally recognized musicians to perform their original hit songs, and tell the stories that inspired them. The 2019 Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival will feature multiple stages across the downtown landscape including main stages on Milton Ave and at The Green and a special intimate venue inside Alpharetta City Hall. Additional music stages are being sponsored and hosted by Ceviche, Citizen Soul and Central City Tavern which opens in late August.
The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival will feature a special performance on Friday night from Maggie Rose performing songs such as “Change the Whole Thing,” “Love Me More,” “Pull You Through.” Rose’s affinity for finely-crafted melodies and intricate storytelling are melded together with Rock, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Gospel. Rolling Stone named her recent album one of the “Best Albums of 2018” lauding her as a “soulful show stopper.” Quickly being recognized as a formidable force in the pop-soul, jam-band arena, Rose performed aboard the Cayamo Cruise with performers including Jason Isbell, Harris and Dawes, and she opened tour dates as support for Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning Of Life Tour. Most recently, she made her National TV Debut on NBC’s ‘Today Show” and is currently touring with such acts as The Revivalists, Trampled By Turtles, Heart and Joan Jett.
Saturday night, the festival will showcase G. Love & Special Sauce performing their hit songs “Sunday Vibe,” “Baby’s Got Sauce,” and “Blues Music.” Garrett “G.Love” Dutton, Jeffrey “The Houseman” Clemens, and Jimmy “Jazz” Prescott are celebrating their 25th year as touring and recording artists. With over 15 records released, this pioneering band has influenced artists such as Jack White, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Slightly Stoopid, and many more. With their signature blend of Delta Blues, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and Roll, and Jazz, G. Love & Special Sauce have created their own funky stew of American music. Expect a high energy mashup of funky beats and songs written from the front porch to get the world smiling and dancing.
Additional artists confirmed to perform at Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival include Matt Mayes (of Jupiter Coyote), Great Peacock, Sam Burchfield, Channing Wilson, Banditos, The Josephines, Josh Roberts & The Hinges, Parker Gispert (of The Whigs, Mermaid Motor Lounge, Book Club, The Haraway Brothers, Bradley Cole Smith, Ben Chapman, Mike Killeen, Chris Canterbury, Wesley Cook, Baily Ingle, Cat Ridgeway, Greg Fortune, Josh & Leslie Roberts and more to be announced soon.
For complete details on the 2019 Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival, please visit wireandwoodalpharetta.com
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/22/19
Thursday, October 17th at 6 pm (VIP) and 7 pm (GA)
On Thursday, October 17, Atlanta magazine’s 5th annual Whiskey Festival returns! Guests will enjoy top-shelf whiskey, bourbon, & rum samples, signature cocktails, live music, cigar rolling vendors, an Atlanta magazine rocks glass, liquor infused desserts, delicious southern food that complements the tasting experience, and more!
In addition to sampling the finest whiskeys, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to master distillers, spirits ambassadors, and the owners of some of the most talked about whiskeys—including top shelf standbys and the newest up and comers who are generating a lot of buzz. For an updated list of the participating spirits, please visit the event page.
The event is 21 and up.
VIPs get entrance one hour early, allowing them to enjoy the festival from 6-10pm. Along with early entry, ticket includes unlimited top-shelf whiskey, bourbon & rum samples, signature cocktails, live music, cigars, delicious foods that complement the tasting experience, an Atlanta magazine rocks glass, and more!
General Admission: $75
General admission can enjoy the festival from 7-10pm. Ticket includes unlimited top-shelf whiskey, bourbon & rum samples, signature cocktails, live music, cigars, delicious foods that complement the tasting experience, an Atlanta magazine rocks glass, and more!
Brands Pouring at Whiskey Festival
Bacardi Angel’s Envy Bourbon and Rye
Basil Hayden’s dark rye
Belle Meade Bourbon
Blade & Bow
Bushmills 10 Year Whiskey
Bushmills 16 Year Whiskey
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whisky
Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey
Chef Brulee Chocolates and Gateaux
1800 Milenio Tequila
Gran Centenario Leyenda
Heritage Distilling Co. Brown Sugar Bourbon
Jim Beam Peach
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia
Knob Creek Rye
Knob Creek Single barrel
Lazy Guy Distillery 5th Article 1887 Rye Whiskey
Lazy Guy Distillery Side Track Bourbon
Lazy Guy Distillery Threesome Whiskey
Old Elk Distilleries, LLC
Pendleton 1910 (12 Yr. Rye) Whiskey
Pendleton Director’s Reserve
Pendleton Midnight Whiskey
Pendleton Original Whiskey
Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
The Sexton Irish Whiskey
Virginia Distillery Company
Woody Creek Distillers Rye
Woody Creek Distillers Bourbon
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/22/19
Monday, October 14th at 6 pm
On Monday, October 14, Lazy Betty and ARTS ATL are teaming up for an evening of artful conversation, canapés and cocktails.
From 6-8pm, guests will be able to chat with potter and sculptor Jenifer Thoem, painter and muralist Christina Kwan and ceramicist and painter Masa Sasaki, whose work is permanently featured at Lazy Betty. Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips will be passing around canapés – including Cauliflower “Bone Marrow,” Georgia Shrimp Causa, Curried Duck Rillete with Orange Chip and more – alongside wine, beer and cocktails.
Tickets can be purchased here for $35/person. Each ticket includes an entry into a raffle to win a piece of art from a presenting artist or a seven-course tasting menu experience for two from Lazy Betty, plus drinks and bites.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/22/19
Featuring Over 100 Local Restaurants, Cooking Demos & Classes from Chefs Including Jonathan Waxman of Brezza Cucina & Chef Todd Richards of Chicken + Beer, Saturday Night Concert from Yacht Rock Revue & More
October 18, 19 & 20, 2019 at Historic Fourth Ward Park
Tickets Available Here
Taste of Atlanta, the city’s award-winning food, craft beer, wine and spirits festival showcasing the local restaurant scene, announces this year’s festival programming and restaurant lineup here. Taking place over three days from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the 18th annual festival will feature more than 100 restaurants throughout the weekend. Plus, there will be a Friday Opening Night Party, on-stage cooking demos, cooking classes and new this year, Food Districts, a more expansive VIP Tasting Experience and a Saturday night concert from one of Atlanta’s favorite local bands, Yacht Rock Revue.
Opening Night Party (October 18): Kicking off on Friday with the Opening Night Party hosted by Chef-Owner Nick Leahy of AIX and Tin Tin, the evening will showcase a roster of well-regarded local chefs who focus on sourcing ingredients locally and cooking seasonally. From 7:30-11pm, participating restaurants, including Tiny Lou’s, Bellina Alimentari, KR Steakbar, Table & Main, Mission + Market and dozens more, will serve tastings alongside wine, beer, cocktails and live music from Moontower. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will support Georgia Grown’s restaurant partnership program.
Main Tasting Events (October 19 & 20): Bringing together chefs from neighborhoods across Atlanta and representing dozens of cuisines, Taste of Atlanta will serve as a destination to try bites from over 100 restaurants all in one place. General Admission featured restaurants include Barcelona Wine Bar, Joella’s Hot Chicken, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Poke Burri, Sweet Spot and more. Among the restaurants in VIP Tasting Experience – an exclusive area of the festival offering all-inclusive tastings and pours from craft beer, wine and cocktail makers – are 9 Mile Station, Golden Eagle, STK, Casi Cielo and 5Church. Plus, this year’s Best Bartender Competition, presented by Bulleit Bourbon, culminates at the festival with finalists sampling their creations in VIP Tasting Experience as well as presenting alongside chefs leading cooking demos and classes.
Food Districts (October 19 & 20): This year’s festival will feature categorized Food Districts, including:
Buford Highway – Offering the international cuisines of Atlanta’s most diverse culinary corridor, this Food District presented by WeLoveBuhi will feature bites and sips from Northern China Eatery, Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea and more.
Tailgating – Guests can check out game day bites from restaurants such as City BBQ, Shake Shack, Taco Mac and Three Dollar Café while watching the football games of the day! Plus, the Atlanta Falcons and 92.9 The Game will be there adding to the game day spirit.
Hartsfield-Jackson Lounge – Attendees can swing by the lounge to get a taste of what the busiest airport in the world has to offer! Chicken + Beer, TGI Fridays, Atlanta Chophouse & Brewery and others will be serving tastes.
Brunch All Day – Festivalgoers can enjoy brunch all day, every day at Taste of Atlanta. Restaurants, including Waffle House, The Little Farmhouse Cafe and Simon’s Restaurant, will be dishing up the city’s best brunch dishes at this Food District presented by The Extreme Bean.
Chef Demos (October 19 & 20): Attendees will also get an inside view into the Atlanta culinary world at Chef’s Table and Home Plate Stages, where chefs will demonstrate how to prepare mouthwatering dishes and provide tastings of their creations. For a full demo schedule, please see here.
- All Things Fall with Brezza Cucina’s Culinary Legend Jonathan Waxman & Executive Chef Andrew Cacioppo – The duo is teaming up at Taste of Atlanta to teach attendees all about cooking fall recipes with local and seasonal ingredients, including a Roasted Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Lamb Chops and a Warm Shrimp Salad. Plus, they’ll be serving a seasonal cocktail to pair.
- Somms and Sous – While head chefs tend to receive the glory, the behind-the-scenes heroes who help keep kitchens running are the sous chefs. Taste of Atlanta is putting some of the city’s best sous chefs front and center as they demo how to prepare bites that are paired with wines selected by their restaurants’ sommeliers. Not only will attendees learn how to cook, they’ll get the chance to explore pairings with wines of Germany and Bordeaux.
- Burger Brawl with Budweiser – There’s no doubt that restaurants all across Atlanta dish up tasty burgers, but who will receive the top honor at Taste of Atlanta? Guests are invited to watch as burger joints duke it out for ‘Best Burger.’
Cooking Classes (October 19 & 20): Sponsored by The Cook’s Warehouse, Garnish & Gather, Hammer Stahl and Sprouts Farmers Market, The Kitchen Workshop offers hands-on cooking classes led by Atlanta chefs, where cooks can learn to cook at individual stations. All classes are first-come, first-served and free to join with a Taste of Atlanta ticket. Please see here for the full list of classes.
- It’s All in the Cookware! – Festivalgoers can join Mary Moore, Founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, and Bobby Griggs of Hammer Stahl in the kitchen as they prepare Wild Mushroom & Marsala Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta. Participants will learn how to make the classic Italian-American dish using the cookware brand’s latest products.
- South Meets East – The brilliant chefs of Northern China Eatery will teach participants how to make Dan Dan Noodles with a peanut sauce made from Georgia Peanuts. Plus, Don Koehler from Georgia Peanut Commission will be on hand to talk shop about Georgia Peanuts in this awesome mash-up of South meets East.
- Rue Po’ Boy – Chef Darrell Johnson, founder of creole and cajun bistro food truck NOLA Creations and winner of Food Network’s ‘The Great Food Truck Race,’ will take center stage with his famed Shrimp Po’ Boy. Attendees will learn how to prepare the fan favorite firsthand during this workshop.
- Dinner at Home with Garnish & Gather – Atlanta’s local meal kit company Garnish & Gather invites Taste of Atlanta attendees to join them in cooking a farm-to-table recipe highlighting seasonal ingredients.
Georgia Grown Pavilion (October 19 & 20): Chefs, restaurateurs and food producers will welcome attendees to learn about Georgia Grown products and ingredients through food conversations, mini culinary demos and of course, recipe tastings. Programs include Cathy Conway of Avalon Catering demoing a recipe with Decimal Place Goat Cheese; Ellijay Mushrooms showcasing their passion for growing shiitake mushrooms; Chef Jennifer Booker highlighting local apples and honey; Author Rebecca Lang talking pecans and more.
Saturday Night Concert with Yacht Rock Revue (October 19): Taste of Atlanta will continue into the evening on Saturday, October 19 with a concert from one of Atlanta’s favorite local bands, Yacht Rock Revue. The famed seven-man band will be crooning classic hits and Halloween tunes. Plus, local food trucks, such as Che Butter Jones, YoJay’s Yogurt Treats and Zubi’s Taco Kitchen, will be selling bites for purchase alongside drinks from beverage tents throughout the concert. Gates open at 7pm, and tickets can be purchased here.
Tickets to Taste of Atlanta can be purchased here. Prior to the festival, ticket holders will receive wristbands equipped with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, making Taste of Atlanta a cashless festival. The wristbands are pre-loaded with Taste Points which can be used for drink and merchandise purchases as well as food tastings, ranging from one to three points each. Wristbands track tastes sampled and provide attendees with a post-event tasting list, giving all ticket holders a customized roundup of restaurant recommendations for future dining out.