Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/27/19
KITS ON. FLAGS OUT. SCARVES UP
Friday, March 6 at 5 pm
Join us on Friday, March 6th on Georgia Avenue for the 3rd annual Atlanta United Block Party presented by Bulleit. Plus, We’re taking over the Summerhill neighborhood for ATL’s biggest open-streets celebration of all things #ATLUTD. In Summerhill, we’re closing down Georgia Ave., and celebrating with giveaways, live entertainment and raffle prizes on the block as we prep for the first home match of the season! Plus – we’re partnering with the local pubs to offer exclusive drink specials for Atlanta United fans during the event.
Tickets are $15 and include, can be purchased HERE:
• (1) Complimentary Beer
• Souvenir Atlanta United Kings Cup
• Entertainment and Live Music
• Exclusive drink specials from our partner bars
• Special promotions and giveaways throughout the event
Did you know? Summerhill is a neighborhood that’s hosted some of the most iconic moments in Atlanta sports history. Learn more about the redevelopment and current projects going on in the neighborhood: https://summerhillatl.com/.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/26/19
From the moment you enter Lily White in Buckhead you get a Miami vibe with the pops of neon, pristine marble, and sleek design. With stunning and tasty signature cocktails, good service, stellar food, and a parking lot on property, they could quickly become THE hot spot in Buckhead! It’s time to join us for our food adventure filled with lamb, kabobs, hummus, beats, and more.
Starting with the cocktails, we sampled two fun cocktails called Yalda and Hydration. The Yalda with Grey Goose Vodka, pomegranate, and pineapple was hands down our favorite with a creamy, frothy, smooth sip up front and tart and crisp on the finish. It’s one of those cocktails you can have any time of year and a real crowd pleaser. We’ll be back for it! The other cocktail, Hydration, was good, as well with gin, cucumber, St. Germain, mint, and more. This boozy beauty is one pretty lady and you feel high class when you hold the rose gold cup. From the booze and tart up front cools on the end with cucumber and mint. It would be a good summer sipper to pair with a light salad! Next time, we’re in for the Saint-Tropez.
Diving into the Mazze, we picked the wings, beet salad, and spread sampler that included hummus, tzatziki, labneh, and Mirza Ghasemi. Starting with the beet salad, if you don’t know much about us, one thing you need to know is we love beets. Restaurants don’t include beets enough in their fare, and we applaud Lily White for including a beet starter! This one was earthy with the tart and salty of the balsamic paired well with a little bit of crunch and sweet of the candied walnuts and the cream of the goat cheese. We were impressed how well the beets and goat cheese went together. Beyond the lightness of the salad, the wings were the right amount of meat, crunch and sauce. The sauce was sweet with a slight sauce of the harissa, a solid wing dish! Finally, the spread sampler is a must-get. The hummus is some of the best we’ve ever had, and we eat A LOT of hummus. With just the right amount of salt, garlic and herbs, it’s a perfect hummus bite you can eat with a spoon! Another stunner was Mirza Ghasemi, which we’d never had and now we know we love it. From the smoky eggplant that perfectly paired with the tomato and garlic, served warm, went great with the bread and veggies. Beyond that we’d recommend mixing all four dips together for one glorious bite piled high on a piece of crunchy pita. That’s the ticket.
Moving on to a selection that was cooked on an open flame, the Chicken Kabobs could have been boring, but this was anything like that! Juicy, well-seasoned, and perfectly grilled, it’s delicious! Paired with a charred and grilled tomato topped with oil and herbs to the cranberry in the rice, it’s a good meal and come hungry, you could split it!
Recommended by our waitress, the lamb shank was TO DIE FOR. There isn’t one thing we would change about this dish. The lamb is marinated and cooked for hours and literally falls off the bone. The herbs, rich, and savory in the sauce to the pop of the couscous, to the Israeli raisins that give it a tart and sweet ending, it’s one of those bites you close your eyes and just savor. Pro tip: Take the meat off the bone then mix it with all the other elements on the plate. PERFECTION. Also, I re-heated it for lunch the next day, it was still unbelievable!
Did we mention that Lily White has its own parking lot it shares with the other businesses in the complex? So, weeknights and some non-busy weekends, you can come, park, eat and not have to worry about getting side-swiped or your meter running out. We all know Buckhead can be a challenge for parking. Win-win. We can’t wait to go back and try the Seabass and Salmon. Are you in to join us?
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/26/19
River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen opens at The Battery Atlanta
River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen invites the metro-Atlanta community to its grand opening on Friday, Feb. 7 with a ribbon cutting, giveaways and free samples beginning at 3 p.m. The famed Southern candy franchise continues to expand its presence in the Atlanta area by welcoming its newest franchisees, Doug Hicks, of Milton, Georgia and Jamie Wright, of East Cobb, to the candy family.
“We looked at several potential locations in Atlanta and it was obvious that none compared to The Battery Atlanta,” said Doug Hicks. “The product, the location and the people on the team are a perfect fit for us.”
Friends and associates, as well as members of the Cobb Chamber and the Strickland family, will be in attendance at the grand opening to officially welcome River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen to the destination. A portion of the proceeds from all Chocolate Loggerhead® sales on opening day will be donated to the Caretta Research Project, a charity partner of River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen.
River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen will be located at 455 Legends Place at The Battery Atlanta and will feature Southern confections that guests have come to know and love since the flagship store opened in 1973. Popular confections include World Famous Pralines®, handmade Chocolate Loggerhead® and homemade ice cream and gelato, to name a few.
“We’ve seen time and again that our Southern confections, family friendly atmosphere and old-fashioned approach to candy making appeals to people nationwide,” said Jennifer Strickland, co-founder and co-CEO of River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. “We’re confident that The Battery Atlanta’s visitors will fall in love with our historic brand and are excited that Jamie and Doug are the ones to bring it to the area.”
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/23/19
Wild Heaven Avondale
Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am
Our 5th annual Galentine’s Day party at Wild Heaven Beer (Avondale) is Saturday, February 15 from 10:30am-1pm – a half hour longer this year! Your $39 advance ticket ($45 at the door), gets you a roomful of great women to celebrate with, three full pours of delicious Wild Heaven Beer (including Emergency Drinking Beer Mimosas!), brunch from the famed Waffle House food truck, craft supplies, a commemorative stemmed glass (new this year!) plus a flower crown building station to get you ready to show off for the day. Space is limited, get your tickets today! More about the brewery here.
Date: Saturday, January 25th
Time: 1 pm
About: ATL Wings Crawl presented by Slingin’ Wings Festival is hitting the streets of Atlanta for a seriously saucy wing and beer pub crawl! Join us on Saturday, January 25th, for ATL Wings Crawl where we will be hitting all the best spots in Midtown Atlanta who will be slingin’ up their best chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! Tickets are $18 or $12.50 for a 4-pack and inculde up to (5) Wing Vouchers for 2 wings per wing pub crawl stop, your first beer at check-in location, and souvenir cup. Check-in at City Tap Atlanta and McCray’s Tavern Midtown. Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings and snacks and their full menu.
Date: Saturday, January 25th
Time: 10 am
About: Atlanta Braves supporters can get up-close-and-personal at one of Atlanta’s most fan-tastic traditions! Members of the back-to-back National League East Champion team will be available for autographs, photo opportunities and Q&A panel discussions. The all-day FREE event features live entertainment, on-field activities, baseball clinics, merchandise and more!