Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/28/20

Atlanta’s most anticipated 3 day food & beverage festival creates a
2 month experience, October 23 – December 23, that will continue to show commitment to support and celebrate
Atlanta’s restaurant community. 
For 18 years, Taste of Atlanta has drawn thousands of restaurant participants and hundreds of thousands of excited, hungry guests to gather together and taste delicious bites, experience stage demonstrations, and enjoy live entertainment. This year, the script has flipped, and the Taste of Atlanta team is unveiling Atlanta’s Must Eat Menu Items 2020 from October 23 through December 23, 2020. Everyone will be directed to order take-out, delivery and dine-in from more than 200 of our city’s beloved restaurants.
To encourage spending at local restaurants, Taste of Atlanta will launch Restaurant Bingo inspired by Atlanta Food Bingo.Diners will play by spending $20 minimum at any five (5) participating restaurants on a themed Bingo card to win gift cards and prizes. Receipts will be shown to collect prizes. Restaurants do not have to be “in a row” on the game card–diners simply choose any 5 restaurants they wish to patronize. We encourage everyone to play all Bingo cards.
The bingo cards help promote Atlanta-based, nonprofit partners such as: #ATLFamilyMealGiving KitchenAtlanta Community Food BankSecond Helpings AtlantaGlobal GrowersAtlanta Pride, and Les Dames d’Escoffier. Each organization will be featured on the center square of different Bingo cards.
Nine (9) themed Bingo cards will be announced over nine (9) weeks and can be found at Taste of Atlanta as follows:
October 23 – November 12
Iconic Dishes, LGBTQ+-Friendly, and New Around Town
November 13 – December 4
Black-Owned, ITP, and OTP
December 5 – December 23
Women-Owned, International, and Desserts
Taste of Atlanta Founder Dale DeSena shares, “Once the pandemic put a hold on organized festivals, we’ve thought day and night how we can creatively pivot while supporting chefs and restaurateurs all around town. This new, virtual experience will give the Atlanta community an opportunity to come together, support our restaurant community, and gather around our tables to reconnect.”
Traditionally, all restaurants have paid a participation fee to be part of Taste of Atlanta. This year’s event is free of charge to restaurants. All dollars generated by Taste guests go directly to the restaurants themselves.
The restaurants were chosen by well-known Atlanta writers, publicists, food bloggers, and influencers who were asked to submit their favorite, “Must Eat Menu Items” in and around town.
Check out the Taste Of Atlanta website for “soon to be announced” classes, cooking and mixology demos, and timely “At the Table” conversations with local chefs to learn about a restaurant’s history and hear how their “Must Eat Menu Items” were created. The promotion will help drive food purchases at restaurants by working in tandem with chefs and owners to offer restaurant-created meal kits large enough for two. Meal kit recipe cards will be posted on Taste of Atlanta’s website for those who may want to take the class at a later date.
The first 1,000 people to register their email at Taste of Atlanta will receive a $10 DoorDash discount code for their next purchase. Supplies are limited, so sign up early.
A special thank you to our sponsors DoorDashGeorgia Peanut CommissionHope Springs DistilleryPopmenu, and Old Dominick Distillery, who have helped support our pivot and enhance the experience for our guests.
About Taste of Atlanta
2020 marks the 19th year of Taste of Atlanta, our city’s largest, most well-known, food and drink festival showcasing the local restaurant scene. Each year attendees can expect three, fun-filled days of bites and beverages from more than 100 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, alongside live, on-stage cooking demos from top chefs. The wildly popular Friday Night Kick-off Party features chef hosts, and outstanding food and music. In lieu of our traditional festival, the Taste of Atlanta team will host Atlanta’s Must Eat Menu Items 2020 to show our commitment to supporting and celebrating Atlanta’s restaurant community.
Adventures in Atlanta
Allison Palestrini
Amanda Guthrie
Andrew Wilson
Atiya Sheffield
Bryan Schroeder
Cadillac Jack
Carly Cooper
Chris Watkins
Dana Dabruzzi
Elizabeth Rawls
Eric Goldstein
Eric Witgen
Get A Bite App
Gretel Young
Ian Bluett
Jennifer Cruce
Joanne Hayes
John Sawyer
Judith Montier
Katie Kelly Bell
Lauren Finney
Lauren Philipson
Lisa Dollar
Lisa Fey
Liz Lapidus
Lynn Barfield
Marsha Archer
Mary Reynolds
Mary Welch
Meg Reggie
Megan Roth
Michelle Stumpe
Nikka Shae
Rebecca Cha
Sean Palani
Susan Bravman
The Wilbert Group
Tuan Huynh
Valerie Failla
Vikki Locke
Vince Thompson
Wendell Brock
Wendy Bohannon
Yolanda Jones


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/28/20

We have just the event for you! This year, be among the very few who will experience an exclusive VIP tour through NETHERWORLD Haunted House with the lights on and the effects off, taking guests behind the scenes and into the rich history of NETHERWORLD. Tickets are extremely limited and are $200/person (3 people minimum, 6 people maximum) and include:

  • A one-hour tour of HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES and CYBORG SHOCK with a well-versed guide who will cover the themes, operations + history behind the attractions
  • SpeedPass ticket to both haunts for that evening
  • Exclusive photo opportunities at preset locations inside the haunts
  • Admission to the House of Creeps Monster Museum
  • Takeaway gift bag with a coupon for a souvenir printed photo, stickers, buttons + more

Tours are offered at 3:00 p.m. every day the haunts are open (Oct. 27 – Nov. 1, Nov. 6-7, Nov. 13-14), and dates are selling out quickly. To check availability + purchase tickets, click here. Please note, temperature screenings and facemasks are required at all times during your visit.


Posted by Liz and Attaway, 10/27/20

Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

Saturday, October 31 at 9pm

Who says wearing a mask can’t be fun? This Halloween, spooky surprises lurk around every corner at Park Tavern’s Maskarade Halloween Party. This devilish party comes alive on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Kicking off at 9 p.m., ghouls and goblins alike are invited to descend upon the popular hotspot in their most haunting costumes for this eerie and safely distanced Halloween bash. Enjoy a night of Howl-o-ween fun with electrifying live music, a chilling costume contest, a live DJ, and themed drink specials. For ages 21 and up, tickets are available starting at $20, plus applicable fees, at  https://www.bigtickets.com/events/parktavern/maskarade. Park Tavern is located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/27/20

Blue Martini Lounge

Saturday, October 31 at 8pm

Blue Martini Lounge, located in the heart of Buckhead, is hosting the most anticipated Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31, 2020 as part of its grand opening weekend. For ages 21 and up, the hauntingly exciting affair will begin at 4 p.m. and feature live entertainment, along with a music performance by DJ Babey Drew beginning at 8 p.m. Guests looking to don their spookiest or sexiest Halloween attire can participate in Blue Martini’s costume contest for a chance to win $1000 in prizes and giveaways. For a world-class VIP experience, email samt@bluemartini.com. Blue Martini Atlanta is open seven days a week at 4 p.m. and is located at 3402 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Visit https://bluemartini.com or call (678) 732-0166 for more information.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/20

Sat., Oct. 31 – PCM Goes Inside Out: Halloween*

PCM Goes Inside Out, a series bringing the best of PCM outdoors is now taking place every other Saturday through December 12. Visitors can enjoy a variety of exciting happenings throughout the fall as PCM Goes Inside Out safely brings food and drink, football, music and fun to The Courtyard and Yard.

Starting at noon on each date, guests can enjoy bites and drinks from restaurant kiosks in The Courtyard alongside restaurant patios, watch live-streams of football games on a big screen, play yard games on The Yard provided by Mountain High Outfitters and more. PCM will also offer plenty of umbrellaed outdoor seating throughout the property. 

On Halloween, visitors can enjoy trick or treating at restaurant tents in the Courtyard and festive decorations throughout the property. Upcoming PCM Goes Inside Out dates and themes are listed below:

Sat., Oct. 31, 11am-3pm – Trick-or-Treat on The Roof

The Roof is hosting another family fun Halloween event with complimentary popcorn and cotton candy, plus trick-or-treating at Skyline Park! Guests are encouraged to come in their best costumes to this fun-filled day. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids at the door — no pre-purchase necessary. 

Sat., Oct. 31, 5pm-1am – Halloween on The Roof

Halloween evening on The Roof kicks off with a 21+ Halloween party for adults beginning at pm. DJ Xavier Blk will be spinning tracks on the dance floor, plus food and beverages and complimentary popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. Admission is $20 at the door. 

Thurs., Oct. 29-Sat., Oct. 31– RoleCall Presents Hell Over Heels

Modeled after the 70s Dating Game Show, Hell Over Heels is a matchmaking game set in the fiery pits of Hell. In this show held throughout Halloween weekend, host Ben Bad will help artisanal voodoo doll-maker Morgana Beltane find love. Tickets ($10) are available for purchase here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/20

Hampton + Hudson

Saturday, October 31 8pm

The community bar and restaurant will be celebrating Halloween beginning at 8pm on October 31. With masks required and social distancing in place, the celebration will feature drink specials, a potion bar, photo booth, tarot reader, a DJ spinning all night and an outdoor bar. Plus, there will be a costume contest, with “best costume” announced at 11:30pm.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/20


Saturday, 10/31 all day

Let’s get together…safely of course! Eventide will be open normal hours (11am-9pm) on Oct. 31 with the Halloween festivities starting at 5pm. Dress up, bring the family, and come have a beer with us!
3PM-8PM ShamisoFoods serving up some delicious food!
5PM-7PM Trick-or-Treating and Pumpkin Painting
6PM Kids’ Costume Contest
8PM Adult Costume Contest/Pet Costume Contest
*Keep in mind, we are family friendly at all times! Keep costumes appropriate.
-Kids’ Winner: Tee shirt, King of Pops Popsicle!
-Pet Winner: Bandana, King of Pups (Puppy Popsicle)
-Adult Winner: $100 Bar Tab Gift Certificate!

Osha Thai Sushi Galleria Atlanta

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/20

On a corner in the south Buckhead, there’s a new Thai and sushi place that stimulates the senses, Osha Thai Sushi Galleria. The second you walk in, the bar illuminates the middle with vibrant purple hue, while to the right you walk into a beautifully adorned dining area filled with cozy cloth benches, warm wood tables, and a gorgeous mural in gold! Osha Thai Sushi Galleria doesn’t stop with the décor, their food is just as dynamic. From the Tokyo Tower to the Mona Lisa to some of the most unique cocktails and the grilled pork chop, everything you get will be sure to please. Let’s explore, shall we?

Whatever you do, start off with a cocktail or two from the fantastic cocktail menu at Osha Thai Sushi Galleria. We decided on two unique cocktails, the Butterfly Kiss and the Tiki Thai. The most unique experience of the two was the Butterfly Kiss.  With one of the best presentations you can find in Atlanta, it’s sporting a bright pink-purple hue and in a beautiful bird glass. Beyond the fun of the glass and presentation, don’t sleep on the taste, it’s a sassy, sweet gin cocktail with a one-two punch of floral aroma and a slight boozy kick. We could drink those all night and enjoy every sip. Plus, how cute that you get to drink out of the butt of a bird? It’s definitely a conversation piece. The waitress said you wouldn’t believe what people say about that, we can’t imagine. The Tiki Thai is also one we’d recommend you try! Being a connoisseur of all things tiki, we give our stamp of approval for this sweet, warm rum, and pineapple-forward little number. Then, after the sweet the pomegranate comes in with a tart that balances out the whole sip. Yum.

Of the Japanese appetizers, we had to try the Tokyo Tower and boy, that’s one terrific dish. Beautifully presented and flavorful, it starts off with the tuna and mango sweetness up front with a slightly spiciness of the delectable sauce on the back. While going from sweet to spicy, make sure to get as much crunchy cucumber in each bite because it makes it so balanced with so many dynamic textures! Our tip is to make sure to mix up all the ingredients well and get all of them in one bite. What a crowd-pleaser. We’ll take another!

With a large and stellar craft sushi roll and sashimi menu, we opted for the Mona Lisa. We’re so glad we did because this has to be one of the best sushi rolls we’ve had all year! Starting with the spiciness of the tuna, which was perfectly balanced between the meatiness and spice that brought the heat and built as you sampled. While spicy on the front, the wonderful mustardy-citrus sauce on top in tandem with the salmon outside calms that spice a little and adds a tart and meaty end. The best part is this roll is so good, no wasabi or soy sauce is needed to even make it any better! We wouldn’t want to cover up it’s beautiful smile. Pro tip: get your own roll, you won’t want to share.

From the Thai end of the menu, we opted for the grilled pork chop and the brussels sprouts. The sprouts were perfectly cooked with tender inside and crisp, charred outside. Topped with an apple-forward gastrique, there’s a balance of char, sweet, tart, and earthiness. In love with this! For our entrée, we sampled the grilled pork chop. This is a tender chop you don’t even need a knife to cut. Then, it’s laced with the fantastic house-made basil sauce. Creating a perfectly salty, sweet, spicy bite, the sauce works beautifully with the meatiness of the chop to the crunch of the peppers, which bring in a bit of brightness to the dish.

Have you ever wondered why Mona Lisa is such a mystery? You know what’s not a mystery? Osha Thai Sushi Galleria is a place to definitely visit for amazing sushi, fantastic cocktails, terrific Tokyo Tower and beautiful pork chop entrée. If you could try any of these, what would you get?


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/20

Pratt Pullman District

Saturday, October 24 3pm – 9pm

VIP: 3-4pm; Free GA: 4-9pm 

After a successful chefs market in September, the Pratt Pullman District will be holding a second chefs market this Saturday, October 24 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“The concept behind the market, much like a farmers market, is to create an open air market with rotating vendors selling dishes directly to the consumer,” the market’s website reads.

Vendors are a mix of new and returning restaurants, including The Abby Singer, Bakers Hatt, Three Lolas Bakeshop, Clairmont Cafe, Dona Joche Empanadas, Heaps, Jackalope, Jen Chan’s Supper Club, Kat’s Dumplings, Kamayan ATL, La Bodega, Millas Macarons, Nunu Cakes, Pho Cue, Seoul Chikin, The Real Mexican Vittles, and The Companion.

Attendees can purchase a parking pass ahead of time on the website. Additionally, two VIP Packages are available which include food vouchers to three food vendors, early access, a complimentary cocktail hour, and a tour of the Historic Pullman Yards.

Masks are required during the event.

Post c/o Decaturish.com. Here’s a link to the original article.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/20

Second Self Beer Company

Thursday, October 29th thru Saturday, October 31st

Join us as we celebrate our 6th year anniversary with two new beers and a beer/candy pairing all week!
Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 (12% ABV) is an American Barleywine aged in wet high rye bourbon barrels. It follows Second Self’s highly acclaimed Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1 in 2017, but it certainly deserves its own spotlight. With forward oak and spice nose and caramel and vanilla notes deriving from the malt and barrel used to brew it, Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 is a slow-sipper that opens as it warms up. Hints of sweet, dark cherry lighten the overall body of the beer, creating a slightly boozy finish.
According to the Second Self team, “although it feels like we’re all living in an alternate universe right now, at least we still have good beer.” Malternate Universe (9% ABV) pours a rich amber color with a nice tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, brown sugar and English toffee give the decadent beer a full mouthfeel with tons of flavor. Tasting notes include fig, raisin and molasses.
Information on the beer release here.