Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/27/22

Spring Into Festival Season With Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces
Spring Festival on Ponce (April 2-3)
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza (April 16-17)
Duluth Spring Arts Festival (April 30 – May 1)
Spring is in the Air at the Spring Festival on Ponce
Returning for springtime fun in historic Olmsted linear Park, the Spring Festival on Ponce will be held on April 2 and April 3, 2022. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, festival goers are invited explore 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and “ outsider” art during the acclaimed two-day event.  While taking in the beautiful landscape and charming park, attendees can enjoy an array of local food trucks, beverages, a children’s play area, live, acoustic music and much more.  The event is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit  www.festivalonponce.com  or  www.affps.com.
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza
Sandy Springs Artsapalooza  returns on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2022. Featuring more  than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will  transform the  beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive  outdoor art gallery. Festival goers will have the opportunity to view  artist demonstrations, participate in  hands-on art activities,  and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival  will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy  alternatives  and beverages. On Easter Sunday, the Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces is joining forces with Heritage Sandy Springs to host the largest Easter Egg Hunt in Sandy Springs with over 5,000 hidden Easter eggs kicking off at 2 p.m. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs  are welcome.  For more information about Sandy Springs Artsapalooza, please  visit  http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com  or  www.affps.com.
Duluth Spring Arts Festival
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to once again present the Duluth Springs Arts Festival on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day, outdoor festival will be held in the fun, vibrant, and culturally diverse City of Duluth that is home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities. Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, dance performances, and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about the Duluth Springs Arts Festivall, visit http://www.duluthartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/22

Memorial Drive Historic Redevelopment Project Welcomes El Malo, Set to Open Late 2022

Paces Properties is pleased to share news of the newest tenant to join its Memorial Drive Atlanta Dairies redevelopment, El Malo. Anticipated to open in Q4 of 2022, El Malo is the brainchild of restaurateur Omar Ferrer (Supremo TacoPollo Supremo) and beverage director Gabe Bowen (formerly of Umi Sushi and Restaurant Eugene).

“We are happy to have El Malo join the Atlanta Dairies lineup,” said David Cochran, President and CEO of Paces Properties. “The innovative concept will be unlike any other experience in Atlanta, and it will be the perfect drinks-driven, nightlife accompaniment to our growing roster of retailers, restaurants, and of course, The Eastern.”

Discover more about El Malo below.

El Malo

The new destination for music and cocktails, El Malo is a rum bar rooted in deep reverence for the history and culture surrounding sugar cane/agave-based spirits.

Long absent on the Memorial strip, El Malo fills the void for post-dinner drinks in a sumptuously secluded environment – a refuge for the jewels of nightlife to fluoresce.

Stats Size:
5,444 SF Bar

Set in the interior of the property and adjacent to Atlanta Dairies retail shops.

The buildout for El Malo, which translates to “The Bad Guy,” will be led by Square Feet Studio. Guests can expect a versatile and stimulating interior complimented by an “express” window on the patio that will focus on frozen and bottled options to be enjoyed in The Yard of Atlanta Dairies.

El Malo joins seven additional tenants that are already open including City ChampionDairies Coffeehouse and Cold Brew BarParadiso Plant ShopProper WaxThree Taverns ImaginariumWonderkidYOUNG BLOOD, and The Eastern music venue, which most recently debuted with a fall opening last year.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/27/22

A Community Gathering in Support of the

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Saturday, April 23rd

On Saturday, April 23, The Village at 5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Road will present Green Eggs & Kegs 2022, showcasing local hospitality owners, live music, beer, and spirits, as well as street performers. This ticketed event will be hosted throughout the Dunwoody Village courtyard and parking lot in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Green Eggs & Kegs is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with VIP ticket holders gaining exclusive entry at noon, an event t-shirt, and private restrooms. With multiple breweries and distilleries, two bands, and more than twenty restaurants including Bar{n}NFA BurgerBreadwinner Cafe and Bakery, and Chupito’s Azteca Grille, cooking on donated Big Green Eggs, there will be fun for guests of all ages to eat, drink, and enjoy.

Sponsors that will help make what will become an annual event possible include Big Green Egg, United Distributors, and more to come. Other sponsors, performers and vendors will be announced prior to the event launch.

“Our first festival is about bringing the community together to support local, small business owners and enjoying food, and fun right in our own backyard” This is the first of many festivals for The Village,” said David Abes, owner of Dash Hospitality Group and the newly opened Bar{n}.


The Village Dunwoody has quickly been established as the “center of gravity” for its city residents. It is the place for friends, neighbors, and family to gather, indoors and out. Where people can eat and drink and experience what their community has to offer. Creating this community gathering spot is the team’s mission. By 2023, our team will create five diverse yet intertwined experiences that will offer provide high-quality food and a sense of community in the heart of Dunwoody. Visit The Village Dunwoody to stay updated. Follow us @thevillagedunwoody


JDRF’s mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.2 billion in research funding since its inception. Built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, the JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. JDRF staff and volunteers throughout the United States and six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and their vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit JDRF or follow on Twitter @JDRF


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/27/22

A Philanthropic Evening of Dinner, Cocktails, Dancing, Music, a Raffle and More Hosted by and Benefitting the Grant Park Conservancy, presented by The Rob Smith Team
Friday, March 11, 2022 From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
 The second annual Canopy Soirée hosted by the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) returns on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Held at Zoo Atlanta in Savanna Hall overlooking the mesmerizing African Savanna exhibit, the philanthropic fête benefiting the GPC is an exciting evening featuring dinner, dessert, cocktails, a DJ, dancing, raffle prizes and much more in a beautifully decorated ballroom.
A night to remember, funds raised during this year’s event, presented by The Rob Smith Team, will be used to plant over 100 trees to enhance historic Grant Park’s tree canopy, support gazebo-rebuilding, tackle crumbling stonework on the Milledge Fountain wall, and bring the 20th installment of the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival back this August.
The Canopy Soirée is for ages 21 and up and host committee tickets, individual tickets, and tables are on sale now starting at $125 at www.gpconservancy.org/events-programs/canopy-soiree. For more information about the Grant Park Conservancy visit www.gpconservancy.org. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test required for entry.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/27/22

Lazy Betty Founders and Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips met nearly twelve years ago while working at Eric Ripert’s Michelin-starred Le Bernardin in New York City, and on Wednesday, April 6, they’re bringing together seven Le Bernardin alumni to host a special reunion dinner benefiting KultureCity, a nonprofit dedicated to making “the never” possible for those with invisible disabilities and sensory needs. By creating a community of acceptance and inclusion for all, KultureCity aims to ensure that every individual can be included regardless of their different abilities. Lazy Betty’s team is undergoing training to become a sensory-inclusive restaurant.

“We are truly honored to work with the amazing team at Lazy Betty to make them the first sensory inclusive fine dining restaurant in the world,” says Dominique Wilkins, KultureCity Board Chairman and former Atlanta Hawks player. “Through our certification process, the Lazy Betty team has been trained on how to better serve guests with disabilities and sensory needs. The fine dining experience should be for ALL, and it’s truly amazing that Lazy Betty not only gets that, but is putting it into action.”

Former Le Bernardin chefs participating in the reunion dinner will each prepare a course that pays homage to their time at Le Bernardin. In addition to Chefs Ron and Aaron, participating chefs include:

  • Jennifer Carroll – Jen Carroll cooked under Patrick Feury at Neil Stein’s Avenue B before becoming sous chef at Le Bernardin, then Chef de Cuisine at Ripert’s 10 Arts Bistro at Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton. She is a finalist and two-time all star on three seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef. She is also Chef-Partner of Spice Finch in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square and helms Carroll Couture Cuisine, an experiential culinary company. She is co-founder of Sisterly Love Collective, an alliance of women restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs across Philadelphia, jointly promoting mentorship and sustainable success.

  • Adrienne Cheatham – An eight-year Le Bernardin veteran, Chef Adrienne served as Executive Sous Chef at the acclaimed restaurant. She was the Executive Chef of Red Rooster Harlem before competing on season 15 of Top Chef, finishing second in the finale. Today, she runs the SundayBest pop-up series and is releasing her first cookbook, Sunday Best, March 2022.

  • Rob Sisca – Now based in Boston and the chef-partner of The Banks Boston and Bistro du Midi, Chef Robert Sisca served as Sous Chef at Le Bernardin and was part of the team for four years. In 2018, he competed on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay and came out victorious with his Bouillabaisse.

  • Monica Glass –  Chef Monica Glass is a former pastry chef at Le Bernardin and will be preparing the evening’s dessert course. Food & Wine named her a Best New Pastry Chef in 2013, and in 2020, she became a Chopped Champion. Today, she’s a chef and integrative health & wellness coach offering virtual classes, demos, experiences and more.

  • Kevin Adey – A former cook at Le Bernardin, Chef Kevin Adey is the chef-owner of Faro in Brooklyn.

The evening will also include an online auction, featuring items like tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game, tickets to a University of Georgia football game, private dinners, rare bottles of wine and liquor, and more. Guests will be able to scan a QR code at their table to view auction items and bid from their phones.

The five-course menu is $275 per person in the dining room and at the Chef’s Counter, plus beverage pairings for $100 each. Each ticket includes a cookbook by Chef Eric Ripert or Chef Adrienne Cheatham. Prices are inclusive of service, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go directly to Kulture City. Reservations are available here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/22

Atlanta Brunch Festival
Atlantic Station
Saturday, March 5, 2022 – 12pm-4pm, Early Entry 11am
Celebrating brunch with brunch bites from great Atlanta restaurants, mimosas, bloody marys, Brunch Punch, beer, and wine. Live Music with Davis and the Love and DJ Qtip.
Bottomless Drinks Tickets (includes all drinks 12pm-3:45pm, Food costs extra)
$45 Advance, $50 after Feb. 25, $60 day of event
Early Entry Tickets (includes unlimited drinks, early entry at 11am, 4 food tickets for any restaurant tent)
$65 advance, $70 after Feb. 25, $80 day of event
Get more information and tickets here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/22

Craft beer lovers across the Peach State ‘tapping’ in for Georgia Beer Day on March 5 

The Georgia Craft Brewers Guild (GCBG) invites you to raise a pint to support local, independent craft brewers when Georgia Beer Day returns Saturday, March 5.

The annual celebration, which is organized by the GCBG and benefits its member breweries, highlights Georgia’s vibrant craft beer industry.

This year, 70 breweries across the state are participating (full list below) and will be selling a limited edition full-color collector’s pint glass. GCBG’s member breweries and Boelter Glassware are teaming up to donate $1 from the sale of every glass to the GCBG to help promote and further the common interests of its members and Georgia’s licensed brewing industry.

Designed by artist Ali Lamoureux, the theme of the 2022 commemorative glass is, “From the Blue Ridge Mountains to Driftwood Beach,” which highlights the beauty of Georgia and features two of the state’s most recognizable naturescapes.

In addition to selling the glassware, each participating brewery has the freedom to creatively choose how they celebrate, so please check your favorite brewery’s website and social media pages to learn about specific programming, specials and promotions.

For more information on Georgia Beer Day, visit: georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/georgia-beer-day.html.

Participating Breweries


Red Top Brewhouse



Pretoria Fields



Cherry Street Brewing



Athentic Brewing Company

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Southern Brewing Company


Avondale Estates

The Lost Druid Brewery

Wild Heaven Beer



Atlanta Brewing Co.

Best End Brewing Company

Bold Monk Brewing Co.

Elsewhere Brewing

Eventide Brewing

Fire Maker Brewing Company

Halfway Crooks Beer

Monday Night Brewing

Round Trip Brewing Company

New Realm Brewing Co.

Sceptre Brewing Arts

Second Self Beer Company

Steady Hand Beer Co.

SweetWater Brewing Company

Three Taverns Brewery

Wild Heaven Beer

Wrecking Bar Brewpub



Savannah River Brewing Co.



Southern Philosophy Brewing Co.


Blue Ridge

Grumpy Old Men Brewing



Reformation Brewery


Tantrum Brewing Company



Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse



NoFo Brew Co.



The Dahlonega Brewery



Three Taverns Brewery



6S Brewing Company



Cartecay River Brewing Co.



Left Nut Brewing Co.



Arches Brewing



Pendley Creek Brewing Company


Johns Creek

Six Bridges Brewing



Dry County Brewing Company

Horned Owl Brewing



Blackbird Farms Brewery



Fall Line Brewing Co.



Glover Park Brewery

Red Hare Brewing & Distilling

Schoolhouse Brewing

Treehorn Cider



Split Fin Brewing



Cultivation Brewing Co.

Social Fox Brewing


Peachtree City

Line Creek Brewing Co.


Peachtree Corners

Anderby Brewing

Kettlerock Brewing



From the Earth Brewing Company

Gate City Brewing Company


Sandy Springs

Pontoon Brewing Company



Service Brewing Co.

The Underdog Brewing Company

Two Tides Brewing Company



Reformation Brewery


St. Simons Island

Barrier Island Brewing



Eagle Creek Brewing Company

Sugar Hill

Indio Brewing



Monkey Wrench Brewing

StillFire Brewing


Talking Rock

Talking Rock Brewery



Tucker Brewing Company



Georgia Beer Co.



Reformation Brewery


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/22

All-You-Can-Eat Crawfish, Classic Low-Country Boil, Live Music, Limited Edition Pint Glasses, Low Country Boil and More 

Saturday, March 5th, 2022 

It’s that time of the year again! Best End Brewing Co.’s third annual Crawfish Boil is returning March 5th, so grab the bib, stretchy pants, and plenty of hand wipes. Seafood enthusiasts are invited to enjoy all-you-can-eat crawfish with classic low-country boil sides, live music, and, of course, cold craft brews. The full menu and bar will also be open for those who prefer Best End’s signature funky flavors over the cajun critters. There is a sweet addition this year of beer floats, in collaboration with Honey Suckle Gelato, for guests to enjoy a boozy treat after the work of cracking open some crawfish. Conveniently located just steps off the Southside BeltLine, Best End’s patio is a perfect urban oasis for a fun spring day.
To participate in the crawfish craze, advance tickets are now available online for $55 and $65 at the door. All tickets provide attendees with a complimentary beer.
Revelers can also raise a *limited edition* glass to this year’s Georgia Beer Day, an annual celebration of- you guessed it Georgia Craft Beer. The day benefits the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and their member breweries, falling this year on March 5th as well. Adding to the festivities, Best End will be offering a limited edition collector’s glass with the purchase of a craft beer for $10. The 2022 glass is a 16 oz. Libbey Willi Becher showcasing full-color art by artist Ali Lamoreux. Featuring the theme “From the Blue Ridge Mountains to Driftwood Beach,” this year’s design displays the beauty of Georgia with two of its most recognizable nature scapes. Explore the great outdoors, and celebrate Georgia Beer!
The Crawfish Boil will be from 2 pm to 6 pm, while the Georgia Beer Day celebrations will kick off at noon and go until 10 pm.
Best End Brewing is located just off the Southside Beltline in the Lee + White Complex at 1036 White Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310. For more information, visit www.bestendbrewing.com or call 470.391.0999.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/22

The Atlanta Fair returns March 4 – April 10 2022

Spring back for family-friendly fun, rides and entertainment

Welcome back to the fair! The Atlanta Fair is cruising into town once again from March 4 – April 10, 2022 across from the Old Turner Field at Central Ave SW & Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Fairgoers will be able to kick off the warm weather months with classic carnival games, mouth-watering fair food, rip-roaring thrill rides and gentler attractions for the youngest members of the family.

This year’s Fair will feature returning favorites such as the Alien Abduction, Drop Tower, Expo Wheel. Nemesis 360 with also be returning for its fourth year of daredevilry with its inverted spins and lofty heights. This year, guests can also enjoy The Expedition: a brand-new, speedy thrill ride that will send riders’ heads spinning. At night, watch the Atlanta Fair come alive with thousands of lights, special effects smoke and high-powered music! No day at the Midway is complete without traditional carnival fare such as cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, corn dogs and funnel cakes!  The Atlanta Fair team is excited to bring families a lively and entertaining experience this spring.

Friday, March 4 – Sunday, April 10, 2022

                        Monday – Friday: 5-11 p.m.

                        Saturday – Sunday: 1-11 p.m.

Tickets are available at the gate beginning on March 4 at 5 p.m.

Fair Entrance Fees:
$2 for guests under 42”

$5 for guests 42” and taller (Except Saturday after 5pm, $8)

Midway Ride Tickets are as follows:

Individual tickets: $1.25 each

Book of 25 tickets: $25

Unlimited Ride Armbands (DAILY): $25 each

*Unlimited Ride Armbands are only valid on the day they are purchased.



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/22

Benefiting No Kid Hungry

Chef Joey Ward’s Poncey-Highland Restaurant Brings Together

Talented, Local Guest Chefs for Five-Course Dinner Benefitting No Kid Hungry

Southern Belle invites guests to explore the Southeast’s diverse culinary talent in the next installation of its monthly “Bless Their Hearts” guest chefs dinner series on Sunday, March 13.

“We have an amazing team of local chefs lined up for our March ‘Bless Their Hearts’ dinner,” says Southern Belle chef and owner Joey Ward. “Each is incredibly talented in the kitchen, and I know our guests are going to be impressed by their dishes.”

Each dinner features five courses plus an amuse-bouche for $135 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity), and each chef is responsible for preparing one course. Ten percent of total sales from the evening will be donated to No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in the United States.

Wine pairings will be available for an additional $70. Non-alcoholic pairings also will be available as well as the restaurant’s full cocktail and beverage list.

The dinner is limited to 70 guests with seatings between 4:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online through Resy. To ensure guest safety, the entire Southern Belle staff is vaccinated and following all CDC guidelines.

Save the date: the next dinner in the series is scheduled for April 24, 2022.

The March “Bless Their Hearts” dinner features:

Chef Justin Dixon of Humble Mumble

Chef Jiyeon Lee of Heirloom Market

Chef Zach Meloy of Dirt Church Ceramics

Chef Nolan Wynn of Banshee

Host chef Joey Ward, Southern Belle + Georgia Boy