Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/7/22

Tasting tents return alongside brand new events and programming – Sliced & Cluck’d – celebrating Southern culinary talent and traditions

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AF&WF) returns for its 11th year from Thursday, September 15, through Sunday, September 18, with various programming throughout Atlanta and tickets will officially go on sale to the public Thursday, June 23 – with a limited amount of tickets available with early bird pricing through Thursday, June 30. A celebration of Southern culinary culture, attendees can prepare to revel in creations from an array of the finest chefs the South has to offer – from Texas through Georgia, and all the way to D.C. – with proceeds benefiting Children of Conservation’s school lunch program, providing nutrient-dense meals for children in Africa.

From June 23 to June 30 (or until allotments sell out), early bird tickets for the signature tasting tents start at $85 for general admission per day – including unlimited food, wine & cocktails, alongside live chef demos presented by Publix & interactive experiences – and $125 for VIP, which offers priority access to the tents. After June 30, prices will increase to $99 for general admission and $150 for VIP. Tickets for a curated selection of intimate brunches, dinners, master classes and personalized chef experiences & collaborations will be available “a-la-carte,” including those for two new signature events, coming to Midtown’s latest events destination, Guardian Works:

Sliced: AF&WF’s Party by The Slice – Thursday, September 15, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Sweet, savory & everything in between, because we all know the filling is the best part – introducing Sliced: the first-ever party by the slice at AF&WF! Enjoy nearly every creation served by the slice you can think of – from pizza, pie and quiche to brisket, bread and good ole chicken pot pie, there’s something for everyone to enjoy by the slice. Tickets include unlimited bites, sips & entertainment for $110 through June 30, increasing to $125 on July 1.

Cluck’d: A Chicken & Cocktail Soirée – Friday, September 16, from 7 to 10 p.m.

You can’t have a Southern food festival without the star of the show – chicken! Whether served roasted, battered, baked, barbecued, grilled, sautéed, braised or fried, prepare to indulge in a variety of the South’s best birds by 15 of the top chefs of the South paired with signature Southern cocktails. Dig into some classic yet out-of-the-box poultry dishes from some of the best chefs east of the Mason Dixon. Tickets include unlimited dishes, sips & entertainment for $110 through June 30, increasing to $125 on July 1.

Additional featured restaurant and chef collaborations – honoring both our local culinary scene and the region’s – will be announced this summer. To stay up-to-date on the latest and to purchase tickets, visit and follow along at @atlfoodandwine.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/8/22

Presented by Taste of Atlanta

Friday, July 22 – Saturday, July 23

Taste Around Town celebrates the best the city of Alpharetta’s top-rated chefs have to offer; a rich local food culture, wine, beer, cocktail tastes, interactive cooking demonstrations, live music, and more! An all-inclusive ticket provides participants 21+ with unlimited bites, bottomless beverages, and fabulous live music. Taste Around Town is presented by Taste of Atlanta in partnership with the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau. For additional information and to get tickets, visit

Taste Around Town Alpharetta has 3 sessions over 2 days!

Friday 7-10pm

Saturday Noon-3pm & 7-10pm

Participating restaurants include BocadoCattle Shed Wine & Steak BarMiller’s Ale HouseKona Grill2B Whole Gluten-Free BakeryCarrie’s ConservatoryCity EatsIppolito’s, Lazy Dog, Loyal Q & BrewMilton’s Cuisine & CocktailsNahm Fine Thai CuisineNothing Bundt CakeOcean & AcrePopbarSankrantiSecretoShake ShackSouthern Baked PieSouth Main KitchenTaco MacUp on the RoofYumbii.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/6/22

New Canned Cocktail Wins in Classic RTD Cocktail Category, Over 110 Entrants
Atlanta’s Hometown Cocktail Company Espresso Martini Available for Pre-Order Now
Post Meridiem Spirit Co., a brand founded on the principles of authenticity, transparency, and uncompromising quality, has yet again proven they hold the recipe for success. Post Meridiem is excited to announce that after winning a Double Gold for their Into the Night Espresso Martini, the cocktail has been awarded Best in Class for the Classic RTD Cocktail category at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition, the most prestigious competition in the industry.
Surpassing over 110 other entrants, Post Meridiem’s Espresso Martini found itself up against one other finalist in the category- its own Double Old Fashioned, before taking home the spirit industry’s most prestigious accolade. The ‘coffeehouse meets cocktail bar’ beverage is made with a blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and 100% Arabica cold brew coffee- with naturally occurring caffeine for a rich, creamy, balanced, and delicious drink that is at once energizing and intoxicating. Like each of their cocktails, this on-trend addition to the Post Meridiem cocktail line is produced exclusively in Atlanta with 100% real ingredients at the correct proportions.
“Our Espresso Martini was a challenging cocktail to develop – it took two years to get it right,” says Post Meridiem Spirit Company co-founder Andrew Rodbell. “It’s not often you are recognized as the world’s best at anything. It’s amazing and humbling validation that real ingredients do taste better, and our no-compromise approach is what sets us apart.”
Post Meridiem, Atlanta’s Hometown Cocktail Company, will be accepting pre-orders of their Espresso Martini beginning the week of June 27th through its website,, with expectations of delivery in the second half of July. The brand will also be available out of the lobby of their production facility in Atlanta, GA, before widespread distribution in late July alongside their already available award-winning canned cocktails, including The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The Modern Classic Cosmopolitan, The London Dry Southside, The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet, The 1944 Mai Tai, and The No. Four Daiquiri. The full lineup is also available for direct-to-consumer shipping to 28 states via the brand’s website. Post Meridiem Spirit Company is located at 1209 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/6/22

Featuring an Expansive Artist Market, Live Music, Children’s Area, Food Trucks and More 
Free to Attend on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2022
Recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns to the heart of Midtown on Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and held in picturesque Piedmont Park, the festival will feature approximately 250 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Festival enthusiasts are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and a variety of festival food and drinks for all tastes. Free to attend, the event is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit or


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22

New York-Based Brand to Introduce Consumer-Focused Skincare Services in Georgia Next Month 

Heyday, the groundbreaking skincare brand re-shaping the wellness industry, is bringing its innovation to Atlanta. With a team of certified skincare experts, progressive products, and customized facial experiences, Heyday provides fully customizable 50-min facials that are personalized to each client with the option to add enhancements. Heyday will make its Atlanta debut in the Dunwoody neighborhood, at 123 Perimeter Center W., Suite 300, Dunwoody, GA 30346, later in July. The 1,894-square-foot Dunwoody location is the first franchise from Atlanta-based private equity group, Level 5 Capital Partners, to open in the Atlanta market.

“We’re thrilled to launch in the Atlanta market with our Dunwoody shop opening this summer,” said Patrick Ryan-Southern, CEO of L5 Skincare, the Heyday franchising entity of Atlanta-based Level 5 Capital Partners. “Consumers are focused on self-care and wellness now more than ever before, and with that comes the need to help them break through the noise and choose what’s best for their individual needs. Heyday aids consumers in doing exactly that by providing them with product recommendations and facials formulated to address their individual needs from real experts in the skincare field, either by appointment or a monthly membership model.”

A pre-opening sale is now live for Heyday Dunwoody. Facial enthusiasts are invited to pre-order their first-time facial HERE for $65 (normally $130 – 50% off). Heyday Dunwoody’s full-time offerings include facials (after first-time visit, $130), Membership ($99/month which includes a monthly facial, 50% off enhancements and 20% off all products at sign-up / 15% off anytime), and enhancements (50% off for members and include Gua Sha, Microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy Professional Peels and a Lip Boost).

Founded in 2015 with its first location in New York City, Heyday quickly gained traction among consumers and the wellness industry by meeting the need for personalization by the modern-day customer. Heyday provides customized, conversational facial treatments that are formulated individually for each customer by a licensed esthetician. Both online and in-shop, customers receive personalized product recommendations to meet their unique skincare goals and needs. Heyday combines its seamless, digital-first booking experience with a sleek and gender-neutral design, to empower customers to learn from skincare experts and elevate their personal wellness from inside out.

Heyday currently has 11 locations across New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Bethesda. Atlanta is the latest city to welcome the brand, which has a series of openings underway in markets across the country and plans to open over 300 shops by 2026.

Tune in on Heyday’s Instagram (@heydayskincare) and website ( for other Grand Opening festivities coming in late July.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22

Illenium, Dombresky, Dom Dolla, Habstrakt, John Summit, Kayzo, LSDream, Said The Sky, Sidepiece, Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears In Paradise, and More Join Over 100 Previously Announced Artists
Tickets On Sale Now!
 Imagine Music Festival continues to make ripples throughout the festival and electronic dance music landscape, with phase 02 of their 2022 lineup taking place September 16 – 18 at their new venue in Kingston Downs. After its initial announcement of world-class headliners, stage takeovers, b2b sets, and a pair of day club pool parties, Imagine continues to build its reputation of monumental lineups with a second round of artists. With electronic phenom Illenium bolstering the headliners, phase 02 continues to make the experience with Bombays; Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears in Paradise; Crush Club; Dombresky; Dom Dolla; Habstrakt; James Kennedy; John Summit; Kayzo; LSDream; LP GIOBBI; Moore Kismet; Ravenscoon; Said the Sky, and Sidepiece. Before the official lineup announcement, fans were asked to identify the phase 02 additions through a quick mix video. Take a look-see below to see how you would have done, or grab a quick dose of what is to come at Imagine.
Previously announced artists for 2022 include Excision; GRiZ; Kaskade; AIR2EARTH (sunset slot); Ganja White Night; Gorgon City; Liquid Stranger; Madeon (live); San Holo; Subtronics; Andy C; Atliens; Blunts & Blondes; Boogie T B2B Dirt Monkey; Borgore B2B Riot Ten; Dabin; Dion Timmer; Ghostrydr (Ghastly B2B Joyryde); Kasbo; Lee Foss; Peekaboo; Shiba San; Snakehips; Virtual Riot B2B Barely Alive; Abelation; Attlas; Autograf; Bexxie; Black Carl! B2B Saka; Blackgummy; Black Sun Empire; Black V Neck; Bonnie x Clyde; Brondo B2B Lick; Champagne Drip B2B Luzcid; Devault; Drinkurwater; Durante; Eddie; Esseks; Evalution; Fransis Derrelle; Freaky; Grabbitz; G-Rex; Gettoblaster B2B Franklyn Watts; Honeyluv; Hugel; Jantsen; Jerro; Kaivon; Kyle Walker; Leah Culver; Level Up; Lizzy Jane; Lupa; Marsh; Morgin Madison; Niko the Kid; No Mana; Planet of the Drums; Qrion; Reaper B2B Kumarion; Rohaan; Sam Wolfe; Shlump; SNBRN; Sully; Tape B; Tsimba; Tsu Nami; Yheti; Zubah; Diskull; Domii; Finderz Keeperz; Justtjokay; Murkury; Otica; PLSMA; SLZRD; Azzela; Bvnished; Bloodcrest; Chozen; Deadman; Devious; Elah; Exit 9; Foreign Suspects; Frisbae; Juju Beats; Kirby Bright; Kymera; MJ Lee; Midnite Panda; Mike’s Revenge; Ouza; Ployd; Reliquary; Rudashi; Svble; Sacred Cream; Scales; Skyehye; VLCN; Vitillaz; Viv Castle; MC Word; Yuki-San, and Zeplinn. A Thursday night Ophelia Records Pre-Party for all three-day Festival pass holders will feature Seven Lions; Mitis; Dimibo; Gem & Tauri, and Ironheart.
Imagine will also feature a performance by special guest, ZHU, and stage takeovers by record labels Mau5trap, Wakaan, and Ophelia. Also returning in 2022 is the signature Imagine Festival Aqua Day Club Pool Parties, where Kaskade will heat up the decks for fans as part of his second set of the festival, and Adventure Club will be featured at the other party. In addition, a special “floaty and euphoric” poolside house set by Bonnie X Clyde Presents: Tears in Paradise will immerse fans in the sonic vibes of their current project.
The aquatic-themed festival will be set in an organic oasis, featuring three days of the world’s best DJs, artists, and performances on master-crafted stages- filled with rich ocean art, decor, and all brought to life with the energy the fans the world over. Poised to dive into ‘A New World’ at Kingston Downs, Imagine will provide fans with enhanced infrastructure, including paved roads, an expanded footprint, and topography with proper drainage than previous sites. Fans can also expect workshops, yoga and meditation classes, health and wellness classes, food from over one hundred vendors, including vegan and local options, cirque, and more. Experiences and activations will be announced in the coming weeks.
3-day General Admission passes are available starting at $259, with no fees for a limited time and only $40 down. All 3-day festival passes now include GA Tent-Only camping access and early Thursday arrival. VIP passes with express entry into the festival, main stage VIP club, Mermaid Lounge, VIP pool access, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars, and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $479 for a 3-day pass, with no fees for a limited time and only $60 down. Every vehicle requires a car camping or day parking pass. Tickets are available online at Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.
Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit for the most up-to-date information. Fans can stay connected on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/22

Lineup includes free yoga classes, tennis lessons, Mimosa Fest and concerts!

The Battery Atlanta invites Atlantans and visitors to continue summer festivities throughout the month of July. Guests can expect a lineup of events including   outdoor yoga classes, Farmers Markets, kids’ tennis lessons, live performances and more. Visitors craving a taste of summer can dine alfresco on patios, sip refreshing libations at a Mimosa Festival, and cool off with classic summer treats from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and River Street Sweets Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. The Battery Atlanta has planned lively activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy!

Outdoor Activities:
Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente

Mondays (excluding home gamedays), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event encourages guests of all ages to release tension and relax on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. Guests can register here.

Farmers Market
Sunday, July 3, 1-4 p.m. & Sunday, July 17, 1-4 p.m.
Visitors can shop organic must-haves at The Battery Atlanta Farmers Market! A variety of local vendors will be in attendance selling wellness products, prepared foods, artisanal bread and more on the Plaza Green – there’s even a petting zoo.

WELLSTAR Family Series at The Battery Atlanta on The Plaza Green:
Guests can join for fun, free programming throughout the month on the Plaza Green.
Tuesday, July 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. & Tuesday, July 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
USTA’s Tennis on the Turf will be onsite with three mini tennis nets for free play, tennis lessons and games, led by two professional tennis instructors. This activity is recommended for ages 4-10, and children will be further divided by age groups. Parents are not required but encouraged to play too!  Registration details can be found here.

Wednesday, July 13, 9-10 a.m. & Wednesday, July 27, 10-11 a.m.
Small Bites Adventure Club in partnership with Wellstar Pediatrics leads children and their favorite grown up on a hands-on class to explore fruits and veggies and create made-from-scratch Summer Salsa Fresca! Kids will leave with a sticker and recipe card so they can recreate it at home. Registration details can be found here.

Wednesday, July 20, 10-11 a.m.
Wellstar Health System invites kids to bring their sick or injured Teddy Bear or other plush friend to the Teddy Bear Clinic. The plush patients will receive a healthcare check-up, X-ray, bandages and instructions on how to stay healthy. The Teddy Bear clinic promotes healthy habits while allowing children the opportunity to become familiar with what it’s like to visit a healthcare professional in a fun and developmentally appropriate setting. Other fun interactive stations will be offered as well to include fitness, coloring and a special guest appearance by Dr. WellBee. Details can be found here.

Tuesday, July 26, 10-11 a.m.
Blooper will be on the Green for Blooper’s Coloring Hour!  As the official mascot for the Atlanta Braves, Blooper is excited to share his coloring book with the littlest Braves fans. Registration details can be found here.

Select Restaurant Promotions:
Mimosa Fest at Live! at The Battery Atlanta

Sunday, July 17 at 11 a.m.
Live! at The Battery Atlanta is celebrating everyone’s favorite morning beverage, the mimosa with its first ever Mimosa Festival comprised of specialty mimosas, live music, delicious brunch bites, games and more. Guests may purchase general or VIP admission tickets and learn more information about this event here.

National Wine and Cheese Day at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Monday, July 25
Visitors can celebrate National Wine and Cheese Day at Cru Food & Wine Bar and receive a free Artisan Cheese Flight with a purchase of a bottle of wine.

Terrapin Twilight Tour
Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Guests will sip a Terrapin beer while getting an up-close look at one of baseball’s newest ballparks on a guided tour of Truist Park at sunset. Tours will begin at the Terrapin Brew Lab where attendees will learn more about Atlanta’s favorite beer from a Terrapin staff member! Ticket package includes Terrapin Atlanta Brewery & Taproom talk and tour; guided tour of Truist Park; Two Terrapin 16 oz beers; Souvenir commemorative Terrapin beer glass; 10% off food and drink at the Terrapin Brewery and Taproom on day of event. Tickets can be purchased at

Park Bench Postgame Events
Park Bench invites you to keep your night rockin’ & rollin’ with live music following each Braves game – showtimes are at 10 p.m. (or immediately following the conclusion of game)

  • Monday, July 4: Patriotic DJ Show 
  • Tuesday, July 5: Nick Bryant One-Man Band   
  • Wednesday, July 6: Dueling Pianos Show!
  • Thursday, July 7: Lawson & Fletcher
  • Tuesday, July 12: Nick Bryant One-Man Band
  • Friday, July 22: 90 Proof

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a diverse collection of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of music to the stage for guests to discover. All venue information can be found here.

  • Celeste Barber: Fine, Thanks.
    Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 7 p.m.
  • Sad Summer Festival 2022 – Presented By Journeys
    Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Coheed and Cambria “A Window of the Waking Mind Tour”
    Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
    Friday, July 29, 2022 at 8 p.m.
  • Fleet Foxes: Shore Tour
    Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 8 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.