Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/29/23

With National Pinball Day (Aug. 1) around the corner, sharing a list of Metro Atlanta locations where you can get in on the action. Note: all of these locations have multiple machines. 

  • Eventide Brewing: Located in Grant Park, Eventide has carved a niche for itself as the neighborhood’s favorite go-to brewery. Whether you’re a pinball wizard or a newbie, there’s no better place to enjoy a pint and some pinball action. 1015 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.
  • My Parent’s Basement: Nestled in the heart of Avondale Estates, My Parents Basement is more than just a quirky name — it’s the city’s premier pinball destination. With a dazzling array of machines, it offers enthusiasts and novices alike the ultimate pinball experience, solidifying its reputation as Atlanta’s pinball crown jewel. 22 North Avondale Road, Atlanta, GA 30002.
  • RePlay Arcade: Whether you’re a seasoned player or just diving in, their selection of games promises a fresh and exhilarating experience every time. 3700 Satellite Blvd., #9A, Duluth, GA 30096.
  • Schoolhouse Brewing: Dive into the world of pinball at Schoolhouse Brewing, the perfect spot for both amateurs and pinheads. And beginning in August, enthusiasts can test their skills at the brewery’s bi-weekly pinball tournaments. 840 Franklin Ct, Marietta, GA 30067.
  • The Blue Ghost Arcade: This Woodstock outpost is connecting an old generation of games with a new generation of players. 164 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA, 301881
  • Your 3rd Spot: A seamless blend of modern ambiance and gourmet delights awaits alongside pinball fun. 400 Chattahoochee Row, Atlanta, GA 30318.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/19/23

Get out of the summer heat with The Avenue West Cobb’s first Christmas in July event!

Tuesday, July 25 5-8pm

Hawaiian Santa! Guests can take selfies with Anna and Elsa, eat from delicious dessert food trucks and test your gift-wrapping and tree decorating skills in some friendly holiday competition. The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot, here.

Activities include:

·         Dessert trucks

·         Photos with Hawaiian Santa

·         Ballonists and face painting

·         Selfies with Anna and Elsa

·         Music spun by a DJ

·         Tree decorating and gift-wrapping competitions

·         Bounce house


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/17/23

Featuring an Expansive Artist Market, Music, Children’s Area, Food Trucks and More Free to Attend on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2023

Recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns to the heart of Midtown on Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 20, 2023, 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, DJ sets from Captains of Revelry, 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 on the Piedmont Park Arts Festival (1215 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309), visit piedmontparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/13/23

 Watch brilliant young performers give it their all on July 27 at Forsyth County’s mixed-use village

Join Halcyon for an evening of artistic expression at the fourth annual Halcyon’s Got Talent on Thursday, July 27 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Witness remarkable performances by talented youngsters from 10 to 18 years old as they showcase their musical talents vying for the ultimate victory and grand prize. 

Presented in partnership with Galaxy Music & Arts Studio of Alpharetta and sponsored by Renasant Bank, the community is invited to watch these young performers take the stage at Village Green. Photos of this year’s finalists show their true passion and dedication. 

As you sit back and revel in spectacular talent, enjoy culinary delights and treat yourself to a variety of food and beverages from Halcyon’s diverse selection of restaurants. Indulge in delicious meats and cheeses at the delectable European-style market Il Bottegone. Cool off from the summer heat with a refreshing, satisfying ice cream cone from Kilwins or a frozen treat from Popbar. 

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the parking deck. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page here.

For the latest information on Halcyon, upcoming events and a roster of retailers and restaurants, visit www.visithalcyon.com or follow @VisitHalcyon on Instagram and Facebook.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/13/23

In the Next Installment of the Four Hands Collaborative Dinner Series,
Atlas Will Host the Nigerian-Born Chef from July 19 – 22

 Known for its elevated dining experiences, Atlas, located at the St. Regis in Atlanta, continues to lead the way in Atlanta’s culinary scene. In a continuation of its Four Hands Collaborative Dinner Series, Atlas Underground will host award-winning Chef Michael Elégbèdé for a four-night tasting menu experience from Wednesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 22.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside Chef Elégbèdé,” said Atlas & Garden Room Culinary Director Freddy Money. “I’m looking forward to learning, sharing, and collaborating together as we produce a stunning and tasteful dining experience for our guests.”
A Nigerian native and third-generation chef, Michael Elégbèdé has revolutionized traditional Nigerian gastronomy through his philosophy of celebrating his indigenous food, traditions, and ingredients. Chef Michael studied at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, and trained at two of the world’s leading restaurants – Eleven Madison Park and Nomad.
Since then, Elégbèdé has gone on to found Abòri, an organization aiming to facilitate the continual development of the Nigerian culinary space, and open ÌTÀN T.K, which offers an exciting tasting menu and wine pairings in his hometown of Lagos. ÌTÀN was listed as one of the best places to eat in the world by La Listé in 2022, and in the same year, Chef Michael received a World’s 50 Best Next Award. Chef Elégbèdé’s work in Nigerian gastronomy has also been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Chefs’ Manifesto, Dangote, CNN, BBC, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations.
The Four Hands Dinner with Chef Michael Elégbèdé will take place in Atlas Underground, Atlas’s exclusive summer experience located in the Maisonette Room of the St. Regis Buckhead. At $220/person, guests can expect four nights of culinary artistry, featuring an exquisite tasting menu experience inspired by the traditional ingredients of Nigerian cuisine. Reservations are now open and can be made here with seating options open from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Guests may enter Atlas Underground through the Maisonette front entrance located to the right of the hotel valet as they arrive, or from the hotel lobby, by using the hallway to the right of the Salon.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/13/23

Soak Up All the Delectable Gems Found in the Summerhill Neighborhood

Summerhill has some exciting happenings this month to embrace the sizzling summer season. From new food destinations to back-to-school events, the highlights below are a sampling of what’s in store for July.

  • Highly anticipated Southern National at Summerhill is now open for business. The new restaurant serves globally inspired cuisine that is rooted in “authentic Southern cuisine,” curated by chef Duane Nutter. Greg Best and Paul Calvert have curated an equally impressive wine and cocktail menu.  Make reservations here
  • Junior’s in Summerhill has some great specials for July. The pizza joint is offering “The Fresh Prince” (pictured below) in regular, vegetarian, and vegan variations. In addition, Junior’s is featuring lunch specials Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can choose from two one-topping slices and a soda for $8.50 or one one-topping slice, salad, and soda for $10.25. Guests are invited back on Tuesday evenings for trivia starting at 7 p.m.
  • Big Softie brings a taste of summer to Summerhill with peach sorbet, its July flavor of the month (pictured below). The ice cream shop’s soft serve is made with the best ingredients, including local Georgia dairy products and organic cane sugar.
  • On Saturday, July 15, the Summerhill Community Center branch of Chase Bank is hosting a back-to-school family event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families are invited to stop by to pick up a free backpack with school supplies and enjoy fun games, activities and entertainment.  
  • On Saturday, July 22, Organized Neighbors of Summerhill and the Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corporation will host the Summerhill Reunion Unity Festival. A more than 30-year tradition for the neighborhood, the festival will feature local music, food trucks, vendors, activities for kids, and more. The event will be held in Phoenix Park III from 12-8 p.m.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/13/23

Grant Park’s favorite brewery will feature live performances by members of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Get ready for an unforgettable series of transcendent melodies and delightful brews with Eventide Brewing’s Bach & Brews concert series. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy classical music, brought to life by the talented musicians of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. From the timeless compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach to other masterpieces, each performance promises to be a soul-stirring experience against the backdrop of Eventide’s laid-back Biergarten.

Performances last from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each concert and include a free beer. The series will take place on:

  • Friday, July 14 
  • Friday, August 11
  • Friday, September 1
  • Friday, October 13

Food will be available at each performance from popular Atlanta-area vendors. 

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary fusion of classical music and craft beer. Come raise a glass and be transported by the harmonies of Bach and more! 

For more information about the series and to purchase tickets, please visit Eventide Brewing’s event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

With a Kitchen Remodel Underway, Atlas + The Garden Room Offer Unique Summer Spins for the Next Seven Weeks
Reservations Are Now Open, Don’t Miss These Limited Time Experiences

Atlas and The Garden Room are taking guests to places they haven’t been before for a limited time only. Both restaurants have created a set of unique dining experiences for guests to enjoy through July and early August. This summer, Atlas guests are invited to go underground with Atlas Underground in the Maisonette Room of the St. Regis Buckhead, enjoy exclusive libations in Atlas Tavern (the bar area of the restaurant), and delight in decadent pastries in a whole new way in the Choux Box aka Papillion Room (Private Dining Room of Atlas). The Garden Room has also introduced its Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series, a series of rotating culinary experiences featuring elevated takes on comfort food.
“What do you do when your kitchen needs a refresh, and you have two restaurants to run? You get creative, you improvise, and you find ways to innovate while you renovate,” explained Atlas + The Garden Room Culinary Director Freddy Money. “We’ve rolled out a variety of unique, one-time-only dining offerings that offer an impeccable experience while tapping into the lightness of summer and fun vacation/staycation vibes.”
Here are more details on all the ways you can dine with Tavistock Atlanta’s offerings this summer, before each experience ends:
ATLAS Underground + The Tavern at Atlas:
Located in the Maisonette Room of the St. Regis Buckhead, Atlas Underground takes the Atlas culinary experience to new heights (or, more fittingly, exciting lows). The experience takes guests on a gastronomic adventure highlighting powerful flavors, textures, and the freshest ingredients. Atlas Underground features the restaurant’s acclaimed Chef’s Tasting Menu, along with three-tiered wine pairings from its renowned cellar. Guests of Atlas Underground may enter through the Maisonette front entrance located to the right of the hotel valet as they arrive, or they may enter from the hotel lobby, by using the hallway to the right of the Salon. Reservations are limited for Atlas Underground and are available Wednesday – Saturday, 6:00 –10:00 p.m.
The Tavern at Atlas is the bar area in the front of the Atlas dining room. The Tavern serves an array of beverage offerings, including curated mocktails, delicious cocktails, and wine selections from the renowned Atlas cellar. Atlas Tavern will also feature dishes from The Garden Room’s Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series. Reservations for the Tavern are available Wednesday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The Garden Room:
The Garden Room is giving guests a taste of vacation with its Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series. Complimenting the relaxed vibe the summer weather brings, each exclusive experience will generate a buzz that guests won’t want to miss. The Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series will feature three distinct culinary experiences, all focused on guilty pleasures. While the dishes take inspiration from American comfort food classics, the series also emphasizes innovative cocktails and sommelier selections. The June pop-up is already underway and features the theme “Burger & Lobster,” and features an array of indulgent plates, including the Hamptons Delux, a lobster roll featuring butter-poached lobster, remoulade, celery, chives and lemon zest on a toasted Parker house roll, and the Savage Burger, featuring a Westholme beef patty topped with seared foie gras, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and truffle mayo. The July and August pop-ups will feature more fun and delicious summer menu items that leave guests wanting more. Reservations for each Summer Staycation Series pop-up are available Wednesday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Choux Box in the Papillion Room at Atlas:
The Papillion Room at Atlas has transformed into a boutique pop-up experience for the summer months called Choux Box. This unique pastry concept was created by Atlas Executive Chef Freddy Money and Pastry Chef Eric Snow, and focuses on an innovative approach to pastry, using only the finest ingredients to create unique flavor combinations that delight the senses. Each pastry is carefully crafted to taste incredible while exuding a sense of luxury and elegance, making it a delectable masterpiece. Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Choux Box Pastry Boutique, where they can indulge in delectable Choux pastries and savor a delightful combination of Caviar and Champagne, brought to them in collaboration with Moët Hennessy. Stay tuned for the full announcement on this experience.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Lunch at Brunch, Lunch in the Sunroom, Live Music Mondays, and Wine Wednesdays Lure Guests throughout the Work Week

5Church Buckhead, the renowned dining destination known for its innovative cuisine and vibrant atmosphere, is excited to announce the latest additions to its weekly offerings, designed to captivate guests throughout the week. Guests can make reservations via OpenTable.

·       Brunch at Lunch: Why limit the joys of brunch to just the weekends? 5Church Buckhead is breaking the mold by introducing brunch during lunch. The talented chefs have incorporated popular dishes from their renowned brunch menu into the weekday lunch offerings. Guests can now elevate their midday dining experience with a perfect blend of lunch and brunch offerings and indulge in mouthwatering brunch-inspired entrees including the beloved chicken and waffles Monday through Friday. View the Brunch at Lunch menu online.

·       Lunch in the Sunroom:  Guests can escape the chaos of the city and immerse themselves in a garden-themed sunroom oasis. 5Church Buckhead invites guests to enjoy their curated lunch dishes amidst lush greenery in the sunroom. The sunroom is open Monday through Friday, providing a serene space for a tranquil lunch experience. View the Lunch in the Sunroom menu online.

·       Live Music Mondays: 5Church Buckhead invites guests to kick off the week with soulful and melodic experiences. Every Monday night from 6-9 p.m., talented musicians will serenade guests with captivating performances. This experience is the perfect way to elevate a Monday evening and set the tone for a great week ahead.

·       Wine Wednesday: Wine lovers can embark on a journey of exquisite flavors during Wine Wednesday when 5Church Buckhead offers all bottles priced at $100 or less for half-price. Guests can delve into 5Church’s carefully curated wine list, featuring a diverse selection of reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines. Whether a seasoned aficionado or casual wine enthusiast, this is an excellent opportunity to discover and indulge in exceptional wines at a remarkable value.


  • Brunch for Lunch starts July 7, 2023
  • Lunch in the Sunroom is now available
  • Live Music Mondays starting July 10, 2023, from 6-9 p.m.
  • Wine Wednesdays starting July 12, 2023


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Ongoing Events with Maven Restaurant Group: Live Music, Happy Hour, Lunch Specials and more!

Mon.-Sat., 4-6pm – Happy Hour at Lapeer Steak & Seafood

Every Monday through Saturday, guests are invited to belly up to the bar Lapeer Steak & Seafood for a special happy hour featuring the freshest summertime cocktails and $2 Chefs Pick Oysters. All oysters are sustainably sourced and available alongside the regular menu. To make a reservation, visit Lapeer’s website.

Every Fri. & Sat., 7-10pm – Live Music at South Main Kitchen

Every Friday and Saturday evening, South Main Kitchen invites guests to enjoy live tunes from local artists while indulging in menu favorites like Gumbo, Creole Pasta Monica, the Allgood Burger and a seasonal list of craft cocktails. Upcoming performances include:

  • Friday, July 7 – Live music featuring Jeremy Wayne Dean
  • Saturday, July 8 – Live music featuring Scott Clayton
  • Friday, July 14 – Live music featuring Harrison Bounds
  • Saturday, July 15 – Live music featuring Layne Denton
  • Friday, July 21 – Live music featuring Chris Butler
  • Saturday, July 22 – Live music featuring Keefe Klug

Every Week – Weekly Specials at Butcher & Brew Halcyon!

Butcher & Brew’s Halcyon location invites guests to enjoy a selection of weekly specials including discounted beer, burgers and bingo night! The line-up includes:

  • Mondays: Try the spot’s iconic Butcher Burger and a beer for just $15 (pre-tax)
  • Tuesdays: Ladies night! Featuring half-off all bottles of wine and $8 select cocktail specials.
  • Wednesdays: It’s “Wing Wednesday”! Purchase an order of wings and get a second order of equal amount for half-off. $20 beer buckets & $14 beer flights also available.
  • Thursdays: Musical Bingo! Begins at 7pm – prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded, plus $20 beer buckets and $14 beer flights will also be available.

Mon.-Fri., 11am-3pm – New Lunch Specials at Butcher & Brew

Butcher & Brew is offering a new lunch special! Weekdays from 11am-3pm, the menu’s selection of salads and bowls are available for $18.99 and include a choice of protein and a soft drink. Available at both the downtown Alpharetta and Halcyon Forsyth locations. 

Every Month – Burger of The Month Special at Butcher & Brew

Each month, both locations offer a unique burger available exclusively for that month. Past burgers have included The Milo made with double smashed patties, American cheese, diced onion, house pickle & a special sauce all atop a pressed bun and The Ares, a double smash patty, house made tzatziki, red onion, sliced tomato, crumbled feta & arugula. All burgers of the month are announced on their Instagram here.