Welcome to our inaugural Adventures in Atlanta Awards 2019: ADVys for short. This is where we pick our favorite events, adult beverages, photos, meals, and everything in between. Let’s dive in.
Best Events 2019
Afternoon in the Country, Best Overall Event 2019
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
The Juice Strikes Back – Best Beer Fest 2019
Jeffrey Fashion Cares – Best Fashion/Charity Event 2019
Southern Wing Showdown
Rhythm and Brews
Roswell Food and Beverage Festival
Taste of Atlanta
Other Best Events 2019
Best Pub Crawl 2019 – Pub Crawl on the Beltline Winter Edition
Best Beer-Centric Event 2019 – Oktoberfest Atlanta
Best Wine Festival 2019 – Atlanta Mimosa Festival
Best Adult Beverages 2019
Bulla Gastrobar’s Sangria Blanca, Best Year-Round
Miracle on Monroe’s Gingerbread Flip, Best Holiday/Festive
Rock N Taco’s The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Most Unique
From the Earth Brewing’s Kentucky Cosmonaut, Best Stout 2020
Firepit Pizza & Tavern’s My Little Pony Punch
Hawkers Atlanta’s Jingle Juice
Nikolai’s Roof Apple Strudel Cocktail
Pontoon Brewing’s Gravity Glaze
City Tap House Atlanta’s Red Sangria
Best Drink Presentation Holiday – Smores Drink @ Tiki Tango
Best Drink Presentation and Menu – The Sugar Factory
Best Dishes 2019
Beef Medallions Serpas True Food
Pork Shank Der Biergarten
Firepit Pizza & Tavern Meat Pizza
Ocean & Acre Pork Chop (add polenta)
Two Urban Licks Ribeye with Truffle Cream during OneDe50 Dinner
Pour Brookhaven Ahi Tuna Poke
Nikolai’s Roof Lamb Chop
Hoyles’ Kitchen & Bar Tempura Cauliflower
CMX Cinebistro Halcyon Short Rib Poutine on Tater Tots
Mission & Market Wagyu Steak
Best Food Adventures 2019
From the food, to the staff, to the atmosphere, to chefs that we love, these were our overall favorite meals of 2019 and we’d argue these were are favorite restaurants of the year, as well. Keep it up!
Polenta Party The White Bull – Best Food Adventure 2019.
We had the most unexpected, wonderful evening at The White Bull for their Polenta Party. No plates, all fresh ingredients. John said that was the freshest, best chicken he’s ever had and Liz loved the combo of the veggies and polenta.
Christmas To Go Serpas True Food
Scott Serpas is a meat master. Whether it’s here at Serpas with steak or lamb or over at Dixie Q in Brookhaven, you can’t go wrong. This meal would make anyone’s Christmas! We also got to attend their 10th anniversary and had some awesome light bites and THOSE beignets.
South by North Sunday Supper w/ Chef Bruce Moffett – Best Collaborative Meal 2019
With some of the best pasta in the city, delicious bites and sips, sneak peek in the kitchen of The White Bull, and some quality time with the chefs, one of the best all-around experience of the year.
Ocean & Acre
This was just impeccable food all around, inventive cocktails, and a wonderful staff. We were treated like family and that made a huge difference.
Hoyles’ Kitchen and Bar
We got to coordinate a few foodies to go out to a personal friend’s restaurant where she is the AGM. The food blew all of us away, and really was one of the best restaurant experiences we had all year. They painstakingly paired each dish with a cocktail, beer, or wine. It’s a hidden gem, I’d tell anyone to get out to TODAY. They also had our best appetizer of the year, Tempura Cauliflower!
Spring Tasting Mission & Market
Everything was delicious and boasts of John’s favorite dish of 2019: Waygu Steak! He asked if we could go back soon.
Beyond the great brunch food, we really enjoyed the staff and how they made us feel at home. Chef Macy talked to us for a very long time, the manager was a delight, and our waiter was top notch.
We went to Hawker’s Atlanta twice this year and really enjoy the vibe and atmosphere, along with the fun cocktails, and sharable food. We got anything we wanted pre-opening, and enjoyed a fun cocktail making class in December where we learned all about their fall and holiday cocktails. Plus, we were really impressed with our waitress from our initial visit.
Firepit Pizza & Tavern
What impressed us here is the range of food: pizza, wings, good sandwiches, and brussel sprouts as good as a fine dining restaurant in the city. They have some of the best pizza all year and we loved hanging out with the chef.
Best Nachos 2019 – Nacho Daddy Duluth
Best Taco 2019
Best Sushi Roll 2019
Best Salad 2019
Best Deviled Eggs 2019 (we’re on a mission: find the best)
Best Wings 2019
Best Photos 2019 – People’s Choice
Atlanta Food & Wine Festivals “Oysters” – WINNER
Rhythm and Brews Up-Close with Jeff Schell of Chicago
Moxy Chattanooga Got Moxy Cocktail in front of the fire
Nikolai’s Roof Magnum Wine Dinner Photo
Oktoberfest Preview Party Featuring Atlanta Sports and Social and Sausage
The crowd dances at Imagine Festival – 3RD PLACE
Tin Drum Magazine Cover (we kid) – 2ND PLACE
Good Omens Cosplay at DragonCon
Jeffrey Fashion Cares Runway
Amour Vert Flowers and Mannequin