Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/28/23

Saturday, 3/11 from noon to 3pm

NaanStop, the fast casual Indian eatery, invites guests to its Buckhead location for an inclusive, family-friendly Holi celebration from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11. This special event will feature complimentary Holi powder, DJ/live performance and light snacks. In addition, guests can order from NaanStop’s full menu of naan wraps, rice bowls, fresh salads and more.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/25/23

The pop-culture-savvy bookstore opened its fourth Georgia location, inviting customers to buy,

sell, and hunt for all kinds of treasures.

A brand-new 2nd & Charles is now open in Roswell, Georgia. With this new addition, the popular new and pre-owned book and pop culture retailer now has four locations in the state.

We invite you to join us on March 4, 2023, for our 2nd & Charles Roswell Grand Opening Celebration. Customers can enjoy store credit giveaways, kid-friendly activities including a balloon artist, snacks, exclusive savings and more! The first 300 customers will receive a tote bag full of goodies.

“2nd and Charles can be considered a bookstore, a pop culture store, a place to get toys, or even a record store to some. We do carry all these things, but to those who visit here we aim to be more than just a store to go to. When you come to this new Roswell 2NC, my staff and I want to get to know everyone! We aim to create a community of diverse knowledge and ideas that I have loved to see in all the stores I have worked in previously. Every area is different, and I have seen this in the stores that I have worked in from Pennsylvania to Colorado. The only thing that stays the same is the excitement and wonder new visitors have when they come to a place they have never been in and vow to never leave. I may be biased but Roswell so far has been the most supportive and curious community for us as we have set up as well as the best to interact with in our first open to the public days. I look forward to getting to know everyone and seeing familiar faces from our friends travelling from the areas where previous and current 2nd and Charles stores are located!” said General Manager Rowyn Wind.

There’s a place where miles of books are surrounded by pure, boundless energy. Where casual wanderers find the journey through our aisles to be enchanting – with thrills and surprises at every turn. A place where stories literally come to life and impassioned super fans learn that their fandom has no limits here. So – to those who crave cool vibes and a magical shopping experience – this is your new happy place. 2 nd & Charles is the bookstore – unbound. Come in, get lost and find yourself at 2 nd & Charles Roswell.

2nd & Charles Roswell is located at 10723 Alpharetta Highway. For updates and information, follow @2NCRoswell.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/26/23

The Village Dunwoody

Hosts 2nd Annual

Green Eggs & Kegs Festival 2023

The Best Party in the ‘Burbs Returns Bigger & Better 

On Saturday, April 22, The Village at 5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Road will present Green Eggs & Kegs 2023. Event attendees can expect even more local restaurants, live music, and beverage sponsors than last year. The Village and new title sponsor, Discover Dunwoody, will host this ticketed event throughout The Village Courtyard and this year, the parking lot area will be expanded. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 

Attendees that hold VIP tickets will gain event entry one hour before general admission attendees, receive a 2nd-year commemorative event t-shirt, and new this year, from noon to 1:00 pm, a sponsored VIP hour of complimentary beer and spirits will be offered at both Bar{n} booze & bites and Morty’s Meat Supply thanks to Eagle Rock and United Distributors.

It is expected that 18+ restaurants will be on-site cooking on over two dozen donated Big Green Eggs. Including Bar{n} booze & bites, Morty’s Meat & Supply, The Funwoody Food Truck, Message in a Bottle, Nick’s Westside, Local Three, Grecian Gyro, Chupito’s Azteca Grille, NFA BurgerBreadwinner Cafe and Bakery, and Gracious Plenty. Culinary participants will battle it out for the People’s Choice Best Taste award. Last year’s winner was NFA Burger and Grand Champion BBQ.

“Last year’s event sold out! Due to the enormous success, we are telling everyone to get their tickets quickly! We’ve added more restaurants, bigger sponsors, and a third live band. The goal is to spread awareness about the Dunwoody area’s local businesses and support each other as one, strong community. It will definitely be an afternoon to remember! ” said David Abes, owner of Dash Hospitality Group and The Village Dunwoody.

The stage at The Village will feature live tunes from headliner Family Truckster, Sucker Punch, and Mike Casey & Jason Martin. Sponsors that make this annual event possible include Discover Dunwoody, Regency Centers, Big Green Egg, United Distributors, Eagle Rock, Sysco, Aussie Select, SweetWater Brewing, Kona Brewing, Gate City, Tucker Brewing, Bacardi, Califino, Tres Agaves, Wicked Weed, Babylonstoren, ASW Distillery, Old Forester, The Ned, and more to come. Other sponsors, restaurant vendors, and more will be announced before the event date.


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. Bar{n} booze & bites, The Funwoody Food Truck, Morty’s Meat Supply, and soon-to-open Message In a Bottle are diverse concepts yet comfortably intertwined experiences that all offer high-quality food and a sense of community. 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 us on Twitter @JDRF. 

Alici Oyster Bar Atlanta

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/23

The newest edition to Chef Pat Pascarella’s collection of sensational restaurants, Alici, whisks you away to the Amalfi Italian coast with pastel blue and yellow ornate floor tile, sprawling oyster bar, and stone worked wall. It all gives off a coastal, beachside vibe. This pairs well with the vibrant seafood dishes and sensational breezy cocktails that fills out the Alici menu. Everything from fresh raw crudos or sensational succos to easy drinking cocktails to crisp salads to mix and match fish and sauces and even a whole menu of fresh oysters. It’s just like spending a dinner on Italy’s coast. Let’s talk more about the menu.  

Sipping our way around the cocktail menu, we found that we’re in love with it! One of the GM, Ashley’s favorite is a beautiful and bright The Spiteful Monk. It’s citrusy, bubbly, and a great balance of tart and tangy, not too sweet. It’s drinkable, breezy, and reminds you of a sunny beach day. But whatever you do, make sure to try the Midtown Daquiri, one of the best daiquiris we’ve ever had! It started sweet yet smooth, rich, creamy, then the booze hits you on the back! It is balanced out by the tiki bitters and a good sweetness. BLOWN AWAY.  

To start, we opted for three very different seafood inspired dishes: the Polpo Socco, Grilled Baby Gem, and Tuna ‘Ndjua. the Polpo Socco is unforgettable with tender, charred, and smoky octopus, creamy, herbaceous caper-tarragon, earthy olives, and tangy red onions all on top of a savory, grilled pancake! On the flip side, the raw minced, savory Tuna ‘Ndjua, is a light, fresh fish dish! This is paired with delightful citrusy blood orange and an earthy, salted salad that adds extra flavor to the bite. Finally, we’re all in with warm, grilled salads right now and the Grilled Baby Gem didn’t disappoint. This is charred baby gem lettuce that’s smoky and earthy then topped with amazing, salty whole anchovies! Then, adding in bright lemon, a huge amount of cheese, and surrounded with a lemon aioli that add in a tang for a great bite. 

For our main dishes, we had to at least try one of the house-made pasta dishes, so we got the Occhi with smoked fish. They also have a pick your fish and pick your sauce mix and match, so since we’d never had tilefish, we went for this fish with their bright salsa verde. The pasta was perfectly cooked ravioli style pasta stuffed with smoky fish and a mild cheese. Outside it is tender with a slight spice of jalapeno that juxtaposes with mild fish and pasta, bright crispy onions, and earthy olives. It’s doused in lemon sauce that’s rich with citrus notes, this goes well with the other flavors.  

Now, on to our favorite dish of the meal, the tilefish! Hefty, mild, salty, crunchy skinned tilefish dressed up with a bright, earthy, herbaceous salsa verde that combines the richness of the fish with the tang of the herbs. We cannot get over the oil and herb sauce! Divine. To go with the fish, we tried their brand new cauliflower side. This is a good mix of tender yet crunchy that are both toasty and citrusy.  

We need to go back to try more pastas, fish, and sauces! 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/18/23

A Rainbow of Exploration into the Power Color Has in Our Lives

Fernbank Museum offers a vivid immersion into the science of color in the new special exhibit “The Nature of Color,” on view from Feb. 11 – May 7, 2023.

Our world is covered in color — it’s woven so tightly into our lives that we rarely stop to question what it is and how it works. Where do colors come from? How have some animals evolved to stand out while others blend in? How did pink come to be associated with femininity in Western culture? Why do some colors make us feel different emotions?

“The Nature of Color” offers an in-depth exploration of the way color carries information in nature, including how organisms use it to find food, warn off predators and reproduce. The exhibit also delves into the use of color across cultures, where different colors can signal a wide range of meanings, impact emotions and ultimately influence the society around us.

“The Nature of Color exhibit is a unique blending of science and culture, providing many opportunities for guests to learn not only about the science of color and light, but also about the significance and symbolism attributed to color by people around the globe,” says Bobbi Hohmann, VP of Programming & Collections. “The Nature of Color really captures the essence of natural history explorations and we’re excited to bring this engaging new exhibit to Atlanta.” 

This fun and family friendly exhibit features models, cultural objects, media and interactive components that will invite visitors to play and experiment. Guests will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of imagery, interactivity and exploration and can interact with activities such as a “painting” on a floor-to-ceiling canvas using just their hands. They also can experience a color-changing room, featuring a light lab experiment that provides the opportunity to combine colors to make white light.

“The Nature of Color” also brings with it three displays that delve more into the specificities of color. “Feeling Color” allows guests to create different pigmented combinations to see how their creation affects their emotions. “Making Color” demonstrates the process of dyeing fabric and the history behind this process. Lastly, “Meaning of Color” teaches guests how colors can create a shared identity and shows this through the color red and its use from cave art all the way to college sports.

For those who have ever pondered the influence of hue on society — from guiding emotions and the way animals interact in nature to the history of color production — “The Nature of Color” aims to answer these explorative questions and showcase the ways that color ultimately influences every aspect of our lives.

“We wouldn’t have colors if it weren’t for physics. We wouldn’t have colors if it weren’t for the evolutionary process. We wouldn’t have colors if it weren’t for the cultural attitudes of people,” said Rob DeSalle, curator of “The Nature of Color” at the American Museum of Natural History, which organized the exhibit. “We’re all seeing a different world of color, and that’s what’s really spectacular.”

Another highlight of “The Nature of Color” is an installation of portraits by Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass, whose work showcases the diversity of human skin tones to challenge socially constructed racial categories and celebrate the beauty and diversity of humans around the world. Also featured is a red chiffon and organza gown by American designer Brandon Maxwell that was created specifically for the exhibit.

Fernbank will celebrate the opening of The Nature of Color with a special family-friendly Discovery Day on February 11, featuring a range of activities that explore color, including a special demonstration with Fernbank’s youth volunteers to creatively paint a life-sized bear model provided by Behr Paint.

The Nature of Color is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).

Local presentation made possible by Behr Paint Company, one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains and surface preparation products.


Fernbank is creating a colorful day of family fun with a special Discovery Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 11, commemorating the debut of “The Nature of Color.” This event will have fun activities for all ages and is included with general admission.


“The Nature of Color” is included with general admission at Fernbank and with CityPASS. General admission tickets include three floors of exhibits in the natural history museum, choice of one giant screen film, and 75 acres of nature explorations in Fernbank Forest and WildWoods. Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, minutes from midtown Atlanta and downtown Decatur.

For more information, visit FernbankMuseum.org. General admission tickets are $24.95 for adults, $23.95 for seniors, $22.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children ages 2 and younger, and free for Fernbank Members. These prices are for tickets purchased online at FernbankMuseum.org. Tickets not purchased in advance are offered, if available, at a higher price.

More information is available at FernbankMuseum.org.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/15/23

Acclaimed Cast “Springs” Into Byers Theatre for Opening “Knight,” March 10

Sandy Springs, GA– City Springs Theatre Company (CSTC) has brought together a cast of acclaimed musical performance and comedic actors for MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, presented by PNC Financial Services, its first production of 2023. The Tony Award® winning, riotous romp through the world of Monty Python will be performed March 10-26, 2023, in the Byers Theatre at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs).

The cast includes Broadway veterans David Rossetti (Broadway: Annie) as the not-so-brave Sir Robin, Billy Harrigan Tighe (Broadway: The Book of MormonPippin) as Sir Galahad, and Kristine Reese (Broadway: Les Misérables) as the Lady of the Lake, and stars local favorite and City Springs Theatre Company regular Googie Uterhardt in the lead role of King Arthur.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT also features Nick Walker-Jones as Sir Lancelot, Roberto Mendez as Patsy, Kyle Robert Garder as Sir Bedevere, and Tyler Pirrung as The Historian.

Cast members also include Grace Arnold, Danny Iktomi-Bevens, Tecia Chavez, Emmanuel Cologne, Leigh Ellen Jones, Imani Joseph, Emmanuel Kikoni, Paige McCormick, Robert Millerick, Hamilton Moore, Ryley Perry, and Charles Pruitt.

“Lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT hilariously retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in their search for the elusive Holy Grail, and how they “always look on the bright side of life.”Assisted in their journey by the glamorous Lady of the Lake, the knights sing and dance their way through medieval England, where they encounter cows, chorus girls, a killer rabbit, and assorted Frenchmen. With the book and lyrics written by Monty Python member Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez, the original 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.

Lauded for being “resplendently silly” by the New York Times and as “a big, crowd-pleasing Broadway musical comedy” by Newsday, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT led Variety to applaud that “the irreverent Arthurian romp’s brash, lunatic spirit is impossible to ignore and almost as hard to resist,” and The Telegraph to pronounce, “I suppose there are a few people who won’t enjoy ‘Spamalot.’ The chronically depressed, the criminally insane and the snootier drama critics may find it hard to raise a smile. The loss is all theirs, however, and I suspect everyone else will have an absolute ball.”

“Monty Python has been bringing laughter and delight to audiences for generations,” said Artistic Director Shuler Hensley. “We’re thrilled to have an incredible, entirely local cast with Broadway and National Tour experience, as well as some that have been a part of past City Springs Theatre Company productions. It’s a delightful way to kick off 2023 and guaranteed to be an incredible evening of fun and laughter for all patrons.”

Bringing together the City Springs Theatre Company’s first musical of 2023 is the creative team of Shane DeLancey (Director), Greg Matteson (Music Director), Liz LeGrande (Choreographer), John Clanton (Vocal Director), Dalton Hamilton (Lighting Designer), and Anthony Narcisso (Sound Designer). Set, costumes, and props provided by 3-D Theatricals. This production is stage managed by Shay Holihan.

All performances are held at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center’s Byers Theatre at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is included in current subscriber season packages. Individual tickets range from $37-$100 with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel, and are on sale now. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. Two-show season subscription packages are also available for sale now that include the May performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS.

Performance Schedule

Friday, March 10 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 11 | 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, March 12 | 2:00pm

Thursday, March 16| 8:00pm

Friday, March 17 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 18 | 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, March 19 | 2:00pm

Thursday, March 23 | 8:00pm

Friday, March 24 | 8:00pm

Saturday, March 25 | 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday, March 26 | 2:00pm

About City Springs Theatre Company:

City Springs Theatre Company is dedicated to entertaining, educating, and enriching lives by creating world-class theatre experiences and innovative arts education that drive cultural richness and economic vitality. Through Broadway-style musical theatre featuring regional and national artists, creating a broad range of arts education programs for the enrichment of the community, and providing entertaining and inspiring productions for diverse audiences, City Springs Theatre Company establishes Sandy Springs as a growing cultural center. City Springs Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural organization.

For tickets and information call 404-477-4365 or visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/23

The performing arts community will be offering over 75 events this year for the public 

Today, the Art Farm at Serenbe team is thrilled to announce the 2023 programming filled with incredible productions from a wide variety of artists, performers and musicians. Designed for the public to enjoy, this year’s events are grounded in the global destination’s mission to offer performances rooted in nature celebrating  both environmental resources and sustainability – the principles upon which Serenbe was founded.

“Our programming   this year is incredibly exciting, and offers something for everyone to enjoy!” said Madalyn Mentor, Director of Operations for the Art Farm at Serenbe. “From Broadway stars to award-winning talent from across the globe, the artists coming to Art Farm at Serenbe this year are unmatched. We look forward to providing our audiences with the opportunity to connect with nature and the arts in a place unlike any other.” 

In addition to the announced programming, Art Farm will also be sharing information on their biggest event scheduled for this Fall in a few short weeks – a series of events created especially for Serenbe from a world-class production team that is sure to “wow” event go-ers. 

Events happening at Art Farm at Serenbe this year include: 

Valentines with Joe Gransden

Feb 10 8:00 pm -9:30 pm

Joe Gransden returns to Serenbe with his quintet and all the sultry and romantic songs we love to hear. Bring your special Valentine and enjoy the classic sounds of Sinatra, Bennett, Connick and Cole as you warm up for this special holiday.

Spelman College Glee Club in Concert

Sat, Apr 15 6:00 pm -7:00 pm

Located in Serenbe’s beautiful wildflower meadow, join us for an early evening of extraordinary choral performance featuring the celebrated Spelman College Glee Club.The Spelman College Glee Club has maintained a reputation for choral excellence since 1924.Open by audition to all students of the College community, the Glee Club performs a repertoire that includes selections from world cultures, commissioned works, sacred and secular choral literature, Negro spirituals, and music by African American composers with a particular focus on harmonies that complement women’s voices. Currently under the direction of Dr. Kevin Johnson, associate professor of music. 

Tertulia Spring

Thurs May 11- Sat May 13, 2023 Various Times

Tertulia is a chamber music series that presents concerts in an atmosphere that combines lively conversation and dining with the opportunity to hear the greatest performers of our time from around the globe. Performances this Mother’s Day weekend include a Lakeside Pavilion concert, afternoon picnic, and a special chef’s dinner in a private home at Serenbe. Something for everyone wishing to make Mom feel special. 

Terminus Modern Ballet

Nov 3-6, Nov 10-12

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre was founded in 2017 by five principal dance artists who struck out to create their own unique vision of dance. By bringing together the classical and contemporary dance forms and strengths of each of its principal artists, the company has become celebrated for the creation of daring and theatrical dance works.Through performance and contemporary storytelling, the company intends to expand conventional definitions of ballet and serve as a cultural terminus for the greater arts community.

Movies that Made Me

Date: TBA

Art Farm at Serenbe proudly presents their series “Movies That Made Me,” films presented by industry professionals about movies that shaped their lives. Come relax and learn about how and why these individuals got into the movies as well as the movies that guided their way.

Broadway in the Woods

Date: TBA

Broadway is coming to Art Farm at Serenbe in this new performance series featuring Broadway’s biggest and brightest stars. Each incredible performer will create a unique slate of show-stoppers and hidden gems from America’s quintessential art form, all with the beautiful natural setting of Serenbe as a backdrop. Join us for this magical theatrical experience!

Hang with Fatima

Dates: TBA

Famed choreographer Fatima Robinson will show us how to connect with nature through dance and the beautiful sounds of a remixed incredible choir recording. As the New York Times notes, Fatima Robinson is “one of the most sought-after hip-hop and popular music choreographers in the world.” Recent highlights include the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show, Beyonce’s performance for the 2022 Oscars and as a producer of the 2022 Grammy Awards. Fatima was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for producing the highly regarded 2021 Grammy Awards. 

For more information about upcoming events and to buy tickets today, visit www.artfarmatserenbe.org.

About Art Farm at Serenbe 

Art Farm at Serenbe celebrates artistic excellence with an emphasis on programming experienced in magical outdoor places. As a unique global destination for the highest caliber of entertainment, Art Farm at Serenbe creates programming for audiences to experience the arts in the south, bringing cultural experts to Chattahoochee Hills through thoughtful, heart-centric collaboration. Art Farm is an arts incubator cultivating meaningful partnerships for programming, learning and outreach while respecting the lifestyle of the greater community and with care for the natural environment. We value the perspectives and contributions of all people and are committed to being an inclusive organization that welcomes and respects everyone.

Enzo Italian Steakhouse

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/6/23

Just outside Atlanta, on the corner of the new Town at Trilith is a swanky recently opened Italian Steakhouse, Enzo Italian! Inside, a circular bar is all decked out in blue, with ornate floor tile, velvet blue seating and bar stools, all juxtaposing the blue square accent wall. The dining space is also dotted with blue velvet booths, warm wood tables, and circular lighting, all flowing into the open-air kitchen. Beyond the beautiful décor, the food and cocktails are worth the short drive with the perfect selection of premium steaks with sauces and toppings, eye-popping seafood dishes, luscious meats, tasty pastas, tantalizing starters, salads, and top-notch cocktails. Enzo Italian Steakhouse is a must try! Let’s see why. 

Upon arriving, we quickly opted for the Tacco A Spillo cocktail. It is refreshing, tangy, and sweet that morphs in a mellow cucumber and spice flavor on the back. While sipping we received our Goat Cheese and Crispy Olives. The Goat Cheese are balls of warm, tangy, sharp goat cheese wrapped up in a crispy dough and fried, then drenched in sweet, gooey honey, and then spicy of the black pepper. Yum. Not being a huge olive fan, these are THE way to enjoy olives if you don’t like them plain.  Earthy and bitter olives surrounded by a crunchy outside that is stuffed with savory veal that mellows the olives and leaves an array of fun flavors that mix well.  

Turning to appetizers, two stuck out to us, the Hamachi Crudo and the Wood Fired Caesar. Still thinking about the Caesar with its warm, charred romaine put on the grill then topped with earthy, crispy capers, creamy, house-made dressing, and sharp cheese all culminate in one epic salad. We want to have this again, right now. On the other side of the rich Caesar, is the fresh Hamachi Crudo. The fish is tender and savory paired with tangy grapefruit, creamy avocado, cool cucumber water, and earthy oil create a refreshing bite. There are so many flavors in this one. 

Before moving on to pastas and main dishes, we took a break to enjoy the amazing Amaro Old Fashioned. Sweet and brown-sugar amaro paired with boozy bourbon is the best combination. That we enjoyed with a dynamic Dry-Aged Delmonaco Steak with sauteed mushroom and confit garlic horseradish, as well as succulent Rack of Lamb. Starting with our favorite dish at Enzo, it’s the Rack of Lamb. If you looked up “succulent” in the dictionary this dish would come up. It’s that’s good. Tender, savory meat with tons of flavor and spices perfectly placed on top of earthy eggplant and root vegetables that are both tangy and bright to juxtapose the meat.  

Also, not to be missed is the Dry-Aged Delmonaco Steak cooked medium, well-seasoned, juicy, and tender meat. You can choose from several delicious toppings and sauces and we went for the sautéed mushroom and confit garlic horseradish. The sautéed mushrooms were earthy and rich, tender and gave the meat an elevated flavor. Then, when you add the horseradish, it peppers in a spicy, garlicky, creamy dreamy tang that melds well with both the meat and the mushrooms. WOW! 

Now, let’s talk about Chef Amontobbio’s most show shopping dish, the Linguine & Lobster. Whole lobster stuffed with tender linguine and topped with lobster, bisque, roasted tomatoes and chives! It is too beautiful to describe! On the other hand, we got the Pappardelle Genovese that is rich and meaty short rib up front with divine cocoa infused pasta that’s more earthy and bitter, topped with a delightful creaminess from the cheese dollop.  

Pro tip: Stay. For. Dessert. We fell in love with the Lemon & Olive Oil Cake! This moist cake starts creamy with hints of lemon and goes bold with nutty pistachio and an amazing pistachio spread that adds so much depth to the overall flavor. Divine. The manager paired two limoncello aperitif drinks with it, and it really brings out the lemon of the dessert. If you love sweet and lemon, you’d love this after dinner drink. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/23

Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26

Atlanta’s Original Oysterfest Returns to Midtown for Two Days of Live Music, Cold Brews, Fresh Seafood and More Tickets Now Available; Benefiting Atlanta Leadership Club and Shells to Shore

Get ready for a shucking good time as the original Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest returns to Midtown Atlanta for its 35th year on Saturday, February 25th, and Sunday, February 26th. Produced by Rival Entertainment, seafood lovers can indulge in heaping buckets of roasted oysters, chargrilled oysters on the half-shell with garlic and butter, Steamhouse’s legendary lobster bisque, fried oyster po’boys, ice-cold beer, cocktails, and much more.

Located just two blocks from the Steamhouse Lounge’s iconic beach house on the corner of 11th and West Peachtree, Atlanta’s original Oysterfest will showcase musical talent from across the country in perfect tune with the vibe and soul of Atlanta’s favorite street party. Featured artists include, Saturday: Magnolia ExpressMoontowerCoHostThem Dirty Roses, and Funk You. Sunday gets started with Francisco VidalKind Hearted StrangersSam Burchfield & the Scoundrels, and Frankly Scarlet (A Tribute to the Grateful Dead).

Weekend tickets to the 35th annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest are on sale now for $25, plus fees, and include two days of sun-soaking, live music, and fresh seafood from the Louisiana Gulf Coast. For revelers who can’t make it on Saturday, single-day tickets are available for Sunday at $15, plus fees. Advance tickets allow for express entry lanes and are available at www.steamhouselounge.com. The event is for ages 21 and up. Festival goers under 21 are permitted when accompanied by an adult. Oysterfest is cashless, and all transactions at the gates, bars, and restaurants will only accept credit or debit cards. Oysterfest encourages its patrons to be responsible and take MARTA to the 10th Street Midtown Station for maximum fun.

The 35th Annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest benefits the Atlanta Leadership Club, which empowers strong leaders from underserved Atlanta communities, and Shells to Shore, an Athens-based oyster shell recycling project.

$25 for Satruday and Sunday

$10 for Sunday-Only

Tickets are available at www.steamhouselounge.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/23

Two dates: Saturday, 3/4 & 3/11

Atlantic Station

On Saturday, March 4th and Saturday, March 11 at Atlantic Station. Atlanta loves brunch, so we are putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best.  We will also feature the brunch beverages we all love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Brunch Punch, beer, wine and seltzer.  A full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.  We will also have live music with Davis and the Love and DJ  Qtip. Brunch samples will be $4 each paid directly to each restaurant.  

Tickets here.

Early Entry Tickets include:

  • Early entry at 11am
  • All drinks 11am-3:45pm
  • 3 Food tickets for any restaurant (must be used between 11am and 1pm)

$65 Advance, $70 after Feb. 23, $80 day of event

Bottomless Drinks Tickets

  • Include Entry, Entertainment, and all drinks 12pm-3:45pm
  • Food will cost extra

$45 advance, $50 after Feb. 23, $60 day of event.