Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/22

Enjoy a showcase of all things weird.

Saturday, February 19th!


One-part horror convention and one-part dark arts – The Oddities and Curiosities Expo featuring over 150 local and national vendors and will visit Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, February 19. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at

Attendees can expect to see vendors and small businesses showcasing taxidermy, preserved animal specimens, original horror and Halloween-inspired artwork, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls, bones, and funeral collectibles.

“The Oddities and Curiosities Expo was created purely out of the excitement of bringing communities we care about together through events,” said Michelle Cozzaglio, who owns the expo with her husband, Tony. “Honestly, we had no idea it would turn into what it has today! Our goal has always been to uplift those around us while giving everyone, including ourselves, the opportunity to truly do what they love.”

The Cozzaglios have been taking The Oddities and Curiosities Expo on the road from coast to coast for the past five years after observing there was a market for this type of large scale event. Long-time collectors of oddities and obscure memorabilia themselves, the pair also own a record store and screen printing business, and operate punk festivals across the country.

In addition to visiting the showroom floor, guests of The Oddities and Curiosities Expo are able to purchase tickets to a day-long taxidermy class where they can learn to make their own two headed duckling mount. Participants will work with frozen animals to learn the basics of taxidermy.

The O&C Expo also hosts Rainy Day Revival and their Museum of Marvelous Mutations, a 1600 square foot carnival sideshow reminiscent of big top attractions of the early 1900’s. For an additional $7 ($5 advance), guests can experience “The World’s Largest Traveling Freak Show” and meet Simon the Cyclops Lamb and Beefcake the Bulldog Calf.

It is important to note: All animals in the taxidermy class and other parts of the show – like preserved specimens – are sourced ethically and died of natural causes.


The Oddities and Curiosities Expo will take place Saturday, Saturday, February 19, from 10am to 6pm at Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart – Building 3 at 250 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30030. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and children 12 and under are free. The event is all ages – however parents are advised to use their best judgment about if their children should attend.

Tickets can be purchased at

The Two Headed Duckling Taxidermy Class hosted by Heather Clark of Sleeping Sirens Art & Oddities will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with breaks built-in for lunch and exploring the expo. The class is $235, and is available to those aged 16 and up, or younger with parental approval. All materials and tools will be provided. Tickets for this class also include admission to the expo.

For additional information, follow The Oddities and Curiosities Expo on Facebook and Instagram.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/27/22

Comic and TV Convention Brings the Ultimate Pop Culture Experience to the Peach State with Stacked Roster of Celebrity Guests Including Sebastian Stan, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, + More 

Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20, 2022
Georgia World Congress Center Building A
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Making its Atlanta debut this spring, the illustrious Fandemic Tour will take over the Georgia World Congress Center March 18-20 for three days of exclusive, all-access fan experiences. Produced by former CEO of Wizard World, John Macaluso, the star-studded tour will bring together celebrities, producers, cosplayers and artists from across the pop culture multiverse to connect with their fanbases in the flesh. With more than 30 notable names and faces already announced on the weekend roster, the Fandemic Tour is a fan dream for more reasons than just the lineup.

“We’re incredibly excited to be combining our Fandemic Tour and Fandemic Dead brands for an all-encompassing fan experience in Atlanta,” said Macaluso, Fandemic Tour CEO. “By doing this, we’re able to bring in a wide array of celebrities spanning the realms of horror, sci-fi and pop culture. We’re counting down the days until we get to bring Atlanta one of the best comic and TV conventions to date.”

After incredibly successful runs in Houston, Texas and Sacramento, Calif., the Fandemic Tour in Atlanta will allow fans to experience their favorite genres like never before. Fan-favorite icons from across the nation will come together for once-in-a-lifetime Q&A sessions, discussion panels, autographs, photo ops, and more. See the full list of already-announced celebrities attending the Fandemic Tour below. LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Sebastian Stan
Captain America: The Winter Soldier  

Norman Reedus
The Walking Dead, Boondock Saints

Jeffrey Dean Morgan   
The Walking Dead, Supernatural  

Michael Rooker
The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy

Scott Patterson 
Gilmore Girls, Saw 

Tom Payne
The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead

Stephen Amell 

Melissa McBride 
The Walking Dead, The Mist 

Michael Cudlitz
The Walking Dead, Southland

David Morrissey  
The Walking Dead, Doctor Who  

Bruce Campbell
Evil Dead

Jon Bernthal
The Walking Dead, Punisher

Chandler Riggs  
The Walking Dead, A Million Little Things  

Michael James Shaw
The Walking Dead, Avengers: Endgame

Cassady McClincy
The Walking Dead, Ozark

Cooper Andrews 
The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire 

Nadia Hilker
The Walking Dead, Allegiant  

Ryan Hurst
The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy

Sean Patrick Flanery 
Boondock Saints, Saw 

Seth Gillam
The Walking Dead, The Wire, Teen Wolf

Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead, Prison Break

Jenna Elfman 
Fear the Walking Dead 

David Della Rocco
Boondock Saints

Greg Nicotero
The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead

Cailey Fleming 
The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Loki 

James Marsters
Buffy the Vampire Slayer     

Dean Cain                                                                   
Superman, Lois and Clark, The Platform  

Alexa Mansour
The Walking Dead: World Beyond 

Austin Amelio              
The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead    

Ross Marquand  
The Walking Dead, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End Game                     

John Barrowman 
Doctor Who, Torchwood, Arrow, Flash, Legends of Tomorrow

…and more to be announced.

Tickets for the Fandemic Tour vary in price. See below for more details.

General Admission tickets are available at the following price points: 
$40 – Friday Pass (Hours 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
$60 – Saturday Pass (Hours 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
$50 – Sunday Pass (Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
$86 – Full Weekend Pass (admission for all three days)

Fandemic Fanatic VIP – $175 – 3-day pass, early admission, fast pass for photo ops/autographs (behind Celebrity VIP pass holders), swag bag and VIP reserve seating at panels.

The Fandemic Tour is also accepting volunteers, ages 18 and over, to assist with the convention. Applicants must be able to work a minimum of two shifts on two different days, one of which must be Saturday. Volunteers will not be paid but will be able to enjoy the show before and after their shifts and receive exclusive fan merchandise. For more information, please view the Volunteers section of the website.

ExhibitorsGuest Artists and Cosplayers can now apply to be a part of the Fandemic Tour by visiting the convention’s Exhibitor or Contact page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/27/22

Chattahoochee Food Works @ The Works!

Friday, February 18th at 7:30 pm

Benefiting Meals on Wheels

TASTE takes place in the industrial glam food hall, Chattahoochee Food Works owned by partners Robert Montwaid and Andrew Zimmern. Guests will enjoy unlimited curated “tastes” and themed beverages along with live music from over 25 food and beverage vendors in the 22,000 square foot hall. TASTE takes place from 7:30 pm to Midnight. Tickets are $175 and are available here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/22

Atlanta Oyster Fest at Atlantic Station
Saturday, February 12, 2022,
1pm-5pm: Early Entry at 12pm
Tickets here.
The 2022 Atlanta Oyster Fest is being held at Atlantic Station from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, February 12th. Enjoy a great selection of Oysters, beer, wine, mimosas, brunch punch, hard seltzers, live music, and DJ Qtip. All tickets include entry and entertainment, souvenir cup, and all alcohol samples. Food costs extra.
$45 Advance, $50 after Feb. 3, $60 day of event
First 500 just $35
Early Entry Tickets include entry at 12pm, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all alcohol samples. Food costs extra.
$60 Advance, $65 after Oct. 7, $75 day of event.
First 250 just $50
21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets. No outside food or beverages; included alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/22

Saturday, February 26th
3pm – 8pm 
Pratt Pullman District 
Tickets Here.
More event details Here.


The Atlanta United Block Party is taking over the historic Pratt Pullman Yards on February 26th, 2022 from 3 pm – 8 pm. Join us for our 4th annual season kick-off party as we throw Atlanta’s biggest celebration of all things Atlanta United.

We’re celebrating the start of the 2022 season with giveaways, live entertainment, and raffle prizes as we prep for the first home match in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Plus, your ticket includes a complimentary beverage, souvenir Atlanta United cup, and more.

Must be 21+ to enter the event. Ticket required.

GA Tickets include:

  • (1) Complimentary Beer upon entry
  • Souvenir Atlanta United Cup
  • Live Entertainment
  • Exclusive drink specials
  • Special promotions and giveaways from ATL UTD Partners

Pricing Information:

  • First 500 tickets just $15 – Once sold-out prices will automatically increase to $17
  • Price Increase on 2/11 to $20
  • Price Increase on 2/21 to $22
  • $25 at the door

GA + ATL UTD Home Opener Ticket: *While Supplies Last*

  • Includes $15 Upper goal ticket to Atlanta United Season Opener vs. Sporting KC on February 27th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium*
  • (1) Complimentary Beer upon entry
  • Souvenir Atlanta United Cup
  • Live Entertainment
  • Exclusive drink specials
  • Special promotions and giveaways from ATL UTD Partners

*All tickets will be accessed through the Atlanta United app and available on accounts by February 22nd. Tickets are not able to be resold.*

Pricing Information: 

  • First 500 tickets just $30 – Once sold out prices will automatically increase to $32
  • Price Increase on 2/11 to $35
  • Price Increase on 2/21 to $37
  • $40 at the door


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/22

List of Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day Events, pop-ups, etc.


The Candler Hotel is doing all the work for you from Feb. 12-14 when they host a pop-up wedding over Valentine’s Day weekend.
‘Cupid at the Candler’ is created to host a decorated setting where any couple can exchange or renew their vows in a short intimate styled setting with a 90-minute inclusive ceremony & celebration for up to 20 guests.
Whatever your love story, The Candler will provide a romantic ceremony where some of Atlanta’s top vendors will work together to give you the highest quality experience–and the only decision you have to make is which foot you’ll start off on to begin your procession down the aisle.
Book fast and talk through the details later, as slots will go fast with only five hosted weddings per day.
Price: $3,500 plus 24 % service charge.
The Cupid Couples package includes the following:
 Ceremony Décor
Bridal Bouquet
Use of hotel for wedding day photos
Day of Coordination
Ceremony Music
Mini Reception to include the following: Petite Wedding Cake, Champagne Toast and Hors d’ oeuvres Suite for Bride and Groom with
Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Wedding Day Hospitality Room
For additional information and to reserve your time slot, contact Walter Cotson, Director of Catering and Conference Services @ or 470-851-2735.

Sun., Feb. 13, 10am-2:30pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Galentine’s Day Brunch

Hampton + Hudson’s annual Galentine’s Day Brunch, celebrating love for friends, is back for another year! The Inman Park restaurant will host the festive brunch from 10am-2:30pm and offer a limited waffle special, bellinis, champagne and rosé specials all day. Parks & Rec will be playing, there will be a Galentine photo booth, and guests will receive a Galentine’s limited edition print while supplies last. Reservations are not required but can be made by emailing The restaurant’s regular brunch menu will also be available.

Wed., Feb. 9 – Mon., Feb 14 – Valentine’s Tasting Menus at Lazy Betty

Lazy Betty will be celebrating Valentine’s Day all week long with six- and eight-course tasting menus. Highlights include Vichyssoise Agnolotti with mussel pil pil, ocean froth & Iberico guanciale and Sauteed Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with creme fraiche potato, smoked trout cream, dill & trout roe. Plus, guests can opt to order caviar service and wine pairings. The full menus are available here, and reservations can be made here.

Sat., Feb. 12, 1pm-5:30pm – South Main Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sidewalk Bake Sale

Swing by the sidewalk in front of South Main Kitchen in Alpharetta (9 South Main St.) on Saturday, February 12 for sweet Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of Maven Restaurant Group’s Pastry Chef Elise Vitale. The selection of treats will include Heart Shaped Cookies, Small Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate Bourbon Truffles and Ruby Chocolate Tarts. Pre-orders can be made by calling the restaurant at (678) 691-4622.


Sat., Feb. 12 – Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Igloos at 9 Mile Station

Valentine’s Day igloos are back at 9 Mile Station! This year, guests can treat their special someone to an unforgettable experience dining in an all-inclusive igloo. Each igloo will include one bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a five-course menu with wine pairings for each guest, a dozen roses and expedited entry to The Roof via a private elevator⁠. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.

Mon., Feb. 14 – The Southern Gentleman’s Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Menu

The Southern Gentleman will feature a four-course prix fixe menu curated for Valentine’s Day with a starter of Warm Brie Fondue-toasted Sourdough with truffle and appetizer and main choices of Seared Yellowfin Tuna with toasted benne, fermented rhubarb mojo & mizuna, Short Rib Pot Roast with buttermilk whipped potatoes, baby carrots, cippolini onions & horseradish, Roasted King Salmon with creamy farro, grilled asparagus & strawberry-rose gastrique, and more. For dessert, guests can choose from Milk Chocolate Genoise with chocolate pearls & sabayon or Fromage Blanc Cheesecake with cookie crust & strawberry cream. The prix fixe menu will be the only menu available on Valentine’s Day and is $79 per person, not including tax & gratuity. 


Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gypsy Kitchen

Gypsy Kitchen will showcase their classic dinner menu alongside chef dishes and cocktails crafted specially for Valentine’s Day. Highlights include Shrimp & Crab Fritters with Piment de Espelette Ravigote & Shaved Fennel Slaw to start, Lobster Caldoza with bomba rice, rouille aioli & mixed herbs and Prime New York Strip with brown butter celeriac puree & Turkish spiced pearl onions for the mains, and Valhrona Chocolate Ganache Tart with sour cherry conserva, & whipped chantilly for dessert. See here to make a reservation.

Sat., Feb. 12 & Mon., Feb. 14 – Aziza’s Five-Course Valentine’s Day Menu

This Valentine’s season, the modern Israeli restaurant will be serving a five-course menu (here) from Executive Chef Luis Guevara Salgado and Pastry Chef Lindsey Davis on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 14. Highlights include Beef Tartare with creamy yolk, dijon, urfa, wheat berry, shallot & lime; Seared Foie Gras with kubaneh toast & apricot; Scallops with lobster emulsion, romanesco, celeriac & garden herbs; and Spiced Raspberry Pomegranate Tart with citrus meringue & raspberry pomegranate sorbet. Each guest will be able to select a dish for each course, and the menu is $125 per person. Aziza’s regular menu will be available in addition to the Valentine’s menu on Saturday, February 12, but not on Valentine’s Day. Reservations for the dining room and heated patio are available here.


Mon., Feb. 14 – Special Valentine’s Menu at Juniper Cafe

The newly opened modern Vietnamese cafe from the team behind Lazy Betty is offering a special three-course menu for the holiday. The dine-in-only menu here includes one app, one entree and one dessert per person, and costs $45 each. Reservations are not required, but highly encouraged. They can be booked here.

Mon., Feb. 14 – Delbar’s Four-Course Valentine’s Day Menu

This Valentine’s Day, Delbar, the Middle Eastern restaurant and bar, will feature a four-course prix fixe menu of spreads, small bites, entrees and desserts. The menu will include special offerings like Lamb Lollipops with orange zest, lime & yogurt in addition to menu favorites like Joojeh Kabob with chicken breast, onion, saffron & citrus and Shokolati, a flourless chocolate cake with hazelnut & cardamom cream. To end the night, tables will receive a complimentary takeaway box of bubbles and sweets. The menu is $89 per person and reservations can be made here.

Mon., Feb. 14 – Hampton + Hudson Valentine’s Celebration

Guests can celebrate love OR being single at Hampton + Hudson this year! The community bar and restaurant will have a DJ spinning from 8pm to midnight alongside a beer & shot special and cocktails crafted specifically for the holiday, like “Winning is Every Girls Dream” – Cocchi Rosa Americana, gin, lime, rose water, Blanc de Blancs.


Mon., Feb. 14 – Prix Fixe Menu and Wine Pairings at 9 Mile Station

On Valentine’s night, 9 Mile Station will offer a special five-course prix fixe menu from Chef Christian Evans. Wine pairings curated by Beverage Director Randy Hayden will be available. Courses include the following, and reservations go live January 20 here.


  • Preserved Apple with shaved celery, pomegranate, mizuna & vinaigrette


  • Scallop Crudo with kaffir lime, yuzu caviar, serrano chili & tempura bits


  • Striped Bass with long beans, sticky rice & vinaigrette


  • Coffee-Rubbed Filet with prawn, chipotle, sweet potato & guajillo demi


  • Cheesecake with rose pearls & cocoa

Sugar Factory Insane Milkshake:

The Crazy for You Insane Milkshake is a blend of strawberry ice cream and New York cheesecake and is served in a red chocolate mug. The creamy shake is topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, M&M’s, chocolate hearts and gumdrops and is served with two straws, perfect for sharing with a sweetheart! The shake is available starting Feb.1 through Feb.28 and costs $21.

Bellyard’s Valentine’s Day Cocktails:

Heartless – $14

Terremana reposado, Chambord, triple sec, simple syrup,

Garnished with luxardo cherry and black sugar rim

Love on the Rocks – $12

Cynar, New Amsterdam Gin, Dollin sweet vermouth,

Rocks glass with heart shaped ice cubes

What’s Love – $12

Cathead honey suckle, muddled strawberries, lime juice, simple syrup, raspberry syrup

Garnished with a sugar cookie rim & strawberry skewer

Out-of-the-Box Valentine’s Day Gift – The Barcelona Wine Bar Experience

A gift for the person who craves an experience, not a “thing,” for Valentine’s Day, this gift is the best of Barcelona Wine Bar in an in-restaurant experience that’s thoughtfully curated and immersive, with take-home aspects to extend the gift to home:

  • The Aperitivo Experience is an immersive and thematic food, wine, and take-home-gift journey. Designed for two people, each experience includes one glass of Cava per person, paired with an Aperitivo Board, two Chef-created tapas, and a take-home gift of one bottle of Barcava ($65).
  • The Barcelona Wine Bar Experience builds on the Aperitivo Experience with more expansive wine and food, including two flights of three hand selected Spanish wines per person, paired with six Chef-created signature tapas, a half paella, and a take-home gift of a bottle of Barcava ($130).

Experience gifts can be bought online and redeemed any time; purchase here:

Barcelona Wine Bar Valentine’s Day Dinner:

Fueled by the romance of Spain and the Mediterranean coast, tapas are more a way of life than a particular type of food, and a Valentine’s Day meal at Barcelona Wine Bar is a guaranteed night of hand-held food, bites, tastes and textures – and wine – great for a Galentine’s dinner, an intimate couple’s date night or anything in between. Seasonal Chef’s specials will be on the menu just for the day, great to pair with incredible paellas to share straight out of the pan; charcuterie boards with exotic cured meats and cheese; and the olive oil cake is a traditional sweet ending to a magical night. Wash it all down with one of Barcelona’s cheeky cocktails or choice from the eclectic wine menu of Spanish, Mediterranean, and regional favorites.

It Takes TWO

It takes TWO to enjoy Executive Chef Shain Wancio’s special menu meant for sharing. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine with exceptional skyline views of the city and an expansive patio with fire pits, TWO urban licks invites lovers and friends to a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend. Offered Friday, February 11th through Monday, February 14th, guests are invited to enjoy libations, live music, and a seasonal a la carte menu including dishes such as Nashville-fried Oysters, Lobster + Gruyere Biscuit, Dry-aged Tomahawk for Two and more. A credit card is required to secure each reservation. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30306.

Share the Love at Bully Boy on Valentine’s Day

Bully Boy is ready to share the love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Beginning Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14, 2022, award-winning Executive Chef Colby Cooper will be serving a special Valentine’s Day menu that is ideal for sharing. Both artfully presented and featuring the highest quality ingredients, guests can also indulge in his full Japanese kaiseki inspired menu while sipping on a diverse selection of sake, signature cocktails, craft beer, and wine.

Bully Boy’s Valentine’s Day Menu
Hirame Carpaccio Mandarin Sauce with Hot Oil, Avocado, Shiso Oil – $16

Toro Tartar with Crispy Shallots, Chives, Caviar – $24 

Nigiri Toro, A5 Wagyu, Kanpachi, Madai, Salmon, Hokkiado Scallop – $25
 Sashimi Toro, Madai, Salmon, Scallop, Kanpachi, Tuna – $25

Purple Octopus with Braised Red Cabbage, Plantain Puree, Chervil Oil – $18

Roasted Duck Breast with Confit Potatoes, Romanesco Cauliflower, Blueberry Gastrique – $28

Green Tea Panna Cotta With Passion Fruit Glaze – $10

Bully Boy, a 100-seat dining destination, is conveniently located just off the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward at 828 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga 30306. Bully Boy is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A Concentrics Restaurants concept, for more information or to make a reservation, visit

Mon., Feb. 7 – Mon., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Specials at Honeysuckle Gelato

Starting Monday, February 7, Honeysuckle Gelato at Ponce City Market will offer special mini gelato hearts in various flavors, like strawberry shortcake – strawberry gelato with a pound cake crust & raspberry jam – and chocolate raspberry – vegan chocolate gelato with a brownie crust & raspberry jam. On Friday, February 11, both strawberry gelato and raspberry sorbet will be available by the scoop, and the featured shake for the holiday weekend will be a Chocolate & Strawberry Shake with chocolate brown chunk gelato & strawberry gelato topped with fresh whipped cream & festive sprinkles. Plus, on Valentine’s Day, guests will receive a free mini pound cake cookie with any gelato purchase while supplies last. 

Available Now! – Georgetown Cupcake’s Valentine’s Day Dozens

Check out the sweetest Valentine’s Day deal around! Georgetown Cupcake Valentine’s Day dozens include the “You’re Sweet Dozen” with delicious flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Fudge and Red Velvet for $38/dozen. The “Valentine’s Heart Dozen” includes Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Salted Caramel, Vanilla & Baby Pink Buttercream and more for $42/dozen and is packaged in a Limited Edition Georgetown Cupcake pink heart gift box. Nationwide overnight shipping is available for $20. 

Available Now! – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Pop from King of Pops 

A special pop has debuted at King of Pops just in time for Valentine’s Day. Available for purchase at the Ponce City Market location from now throughout the month of February, the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake pop has a creamy strawberry cheesecake center and is covered in King of Pops’ signature chocolate sea salt. 

SATURDAY, FEB. 12: Atlas: Guests will experience an extraordinary seven-course tasting menu featuring caviar with roasted sunchoke, smoked eel and stone crab; beet salad with goat cheese and plum vinaigrette; black truffle fettuccine with parmesan cream; poached cod with “Veronique”; Westholme calotte with Maitake mushrooms, red peppers, and pickled cauliflower; green apple sorbet with hemp seed granola; and a hazelnut chocolate sphere with raspberry and vanilla ice cream. $210 per person.
The Garden Room: Celebrate the romantic weekend with standard a la carte options including share plates like fruits of the sea including oysters, chilled lobster tail, octopus ceviche, jumbo shrimp, cocktail sauce and mignonette; mains like oysters, Chilean sea bass, gnocchi, lobster roll, black truffle pillows, and Westholme Wagyu Striploin; and desserts like “Smash Me” featuring chocolate Cremieux, coconut ganache and dark chocolate mousse or “The Forbidden Fruit” featuring apple composition.
Known for its top-notch cocktail menu, throughout Valentine’s weekend, The Garden Room will also offer special cocktails including Love Letter with Cincoro Blanco, Ancho Reyes, lime, hibiscus, and cardamom; Heart in the Clouds with Casa Dragones Blanco, Disaronno, Jamaican bitters, egg white, red wine float; Aloe Vieux (non-alcoholic) with aloe juice, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers lemon bitters, muddled blueberries + mint; and Bend and Snap with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Giffard Frais des Bois and Litchi-Li Liqueur, lemon, and Rosé foam.

For both restaurants, guests will be able to add on caviar or champagne to their experience throughout the weekend on OpenTable.
SUNDAY, FEB. 13: The Garden Room: From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., brunch will be hosted in The Garden Room. There will be two dining levels. For $120 per person, guests will have access to the standard a la carte menu (gratuity included). For $190 per person, guests will have access to the standard a la carte menu, as well as a glass of Krug Champagne and a taste of caviar (gratuity included). Caviar tableside service will also be offered.
MONDAY, FEB. 14: Atlas and The Garden Room: Both restaurants will open at 5 p.m. and will serve the same offering. Guests will experience a decadent seven-course tasting menu featuring caviar with cauliflower bavarois, smoked sturgeon; hamachi crudo with marinated beets, citrus; black truffle risotto with aged carnaroli; poached cod with orange perfumed sauce, shio kombu; Westholme Wagyu with matsutake, pepper ketchup; bellini/tropical elixir with passion fruit, coconut foam, rosé sorbet; and raspberry rose vacherin with vanilla chantilly, meringue, raspberry, vanilla parfait, liquid nitrogen rose. $210 per person. Note, 18% gratuity will be added to guests’ final check at the conclusion of their meal.
To ensure availability, Atlas and The Garden Room recommend booking as early as possible by calling 404-600-6471 or through Open Table. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/22/22

Flower Crown Making Classes With Fauna & Fig Featuring Brews, Bites, and More
Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12, 2022
Tickets here.
There’s no better excuse to celebrate an inner circle of besties than Galentine’s Day, and Wild Heaven Beer is hosting two special parties in honor of the occasion. On Friday, February 11th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wild Heaven Beer West End Brewery & Gardens will have its first Galentine’s Day Party featuring a flower crown-making class led by Tabatha Terpstra of Fauna & Fig, a DIY fanatic and all-star hostess known for teaching others to create a home and garden they love with their own two hands. For $39, guests will receive all dried flower crown making supplies, three drink tickets for Wild Heaven beer, hard seltzer and cocktails, a tarot card reading, and can grab memorable pics in a Galentine’s-themed photo booth. Wild Heaven West End will also be offering a special cheese & meat board for two along with their regular menu. 
On Saturday, February 12th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., brunch lovers are invited to Wild Heaven Beer’s Avondale location for the sixth installment of their Galentine’s Day party also featuring Tabatha Terpstra’s flower crown-making class. For $39, each participant will receive all dried flower crown making supplies, three drink tickets for beer, hard seltzer and cocktails, a special additional craft, and be the first to try Wild Heaven’s Galentine’s Day Cherry Hibiscus Sour Ale. For an additional $10, guests can indulge on tasty treats from Nana G’s Chicken & Waffles food truck.
Wild Heaven Beer West End Brewery & Gardens – 2/11/2022 at 7 p.m.
1020 White Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Wild Heaven Beer Avondale – 2/12/2022 at 11 a.m.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar Transforms into Valentine’s-Themed Bar for

Festive Dates and Girls’ Nights Out


 The Blind Pig Parlour Bar is transforming into The Blind Cupid on Jan. 19 through the end of February. This new pop-up experience adds Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle to the winter doldrums with a fiery menu of drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor that will have guests falling in love at first sight.

The Buckhead speakeasy, long known for its intimate, sophisticated vibe and the popular The Blind Elf pop-up during the holidays, is restyling its Victorian-era decor to lure both hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike. The Blind Cupid offers guests the perfect place to combat winter blues, whether they are searching for an entertaining girls’ night out, Galentine’s Day celebration or a unique date night.

Drinks include favorites from The Blind Pig libation menu as well as some festive new concoctions:

  • Lip Service: Old Forester rye, E&J brandy, Cardamaro, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters
  • Always Be My Maybe: Strawberry-infused Bare Bone vodka, Pimm’s gin, lemon and Domaine de Canton topped with Zardetto prosecco
  • Swipe Right: ASW Fiddler bourbon, pineapple, lemon and egg whites
  • Some Like It Caliente: Cognac, spiced chocolate and candied ginger whipped cream
  • Pink Halo: Bare Bone vodka, strawberry, elderflower and lime
  • Coup de Foudre: Prosecco, raspberry and mint
  • Oaxacan on Sunshine: Herradura Silver tequila, citrus, honey serrano, turmeric and guava
  • Love You a Latte: Cold brew, Southern Comfort, The Irishman Irish cream and hazelnut

Savory and sweet bites will be on the menu, including a lively mix of cheeses, sliced cured meats and unique house-prepared accompaniments such as dried fruits and toasted seeded crackers. The Blind Cupid will also serve a decadent dessert selection.

The Blind Cupid will be open for a brief fling Wednesday-Saturday beginning Jan. 19 through the end of February from 6 p.m. until late. The Blind Cupid also will be open on Monday, Feb. 14 for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are strongly recommended and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Blind Cupid is located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

Saturday, February 12 at noon

Pratt-Pullman Yards

Tickets here.

Join us on Saturday, February 12th for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at the historic core of the Entertainment District of Atlanta at Pullman Yards.

From 12:00pm – 4:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.

General Admission tickets run $45-$60 and include:

  • Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
  • Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
  • DJ and Music
  • Food Available for Purchase


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

Two Celebrations Featuring an Anniversary Collaboration Beer With Sceptre Brewing Arts, Food, and Giveaways

Monday, January 24th at 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 29th at 12 p.m.
Hot-diggity-dog! Red’s Beer Garden is celebrating two years of bringing people together in with great food, beers from around the world, wine, cider, hard seltzers and more. To honor the occasion, not only are owners Kristen “Red” Sumpter and Ed Sumpter going to reveal their anniversary collaboration beer, Neon Suds, with Sceptre Brewing Art, but the duo is hosting two celebrations in their expansive, dog-friendly beer garden. On Monday, January 24th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Red’s Anniversary Dinner will feature all-you-can-eat pulled pork, local sausage, smoked mac and cheese, house baked beans, potato salad, and a green salad for $35 per person. Diners will also receive a commemorative pint glass and a 20 oz. pour of Neon Suds. Tickets are $35 per person and available at     
Saturday, January 29th marks the official release of Neon Suds, the limited edition, collaboration beer with Spectre Brewing. With its name inspired by the giant rainbow in front of the go-to haunt and eccentric car wash to the left, beer lovers can expect a tasty dry hopped pilsner with loral hops. From 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., revelers are invited to toast to Red’s true love, beer. For that day only, Red’s will have a special draft list along with a diverse selection of unique bottles and cans in the self-serving coolers. For every beer purchased, guests will receive a raffle ticket for their chance to win prizes every hour. Red’s full food menu featuring signature hot dogs, sandwiches and snacks will also be available. The all day celebration is free to attend.
Open safely and responsibly for outside dining in the expansive, dog-friendly beer garden and for to-go, Red’s Beer Garden is conveniently located in Benteen Park between Grant Park and East Atlanta at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit or call 770-637-2299.