Entries by Liz Attaway

The Farmhouse at Serenbe

In between the rolling farmlands and the thick forest of South Atlanta sits a small town composed of small business, restaurants, and beautiful houses line the streets. One side, the farm is full of goats and horses, and on the other there is a cozy Inn where you can stay for the night. Serenbe, has come into its own as a day trip destination boasting everything from shopping to dining to the arts and everything in between. Recently, we took a short daytrip down there to explore the community, take in the grounds of the farm and Inn at Serenbe, then enjoy dinner at the The Farmhouse at Serenbe. This day had the perfect weather to sit on the sunporch at The Farmhouse at Serenbe and enjoy a cool Everlasting Lemonade and a stellar Herb Encrusted Lamb Rack. We can’t get over the delicious fare here with everything from carpaccio, foie gras, pork chops, lamb, and lemon cake. Plus, they grow a lot of their veggies in a garden on the grounds and locally source everything else. The Farmhouse is one of those spots you’ll remember forever.

POST MERIDIEM TRADE-UP MAY PLUS TRADE-UP DAY EVENT

For the month of May, Post Meridiem is on a mission to help its hometown trade up from sub-par quality and artificial ingredients to authentic, delicious cocktails made with 100% real lime juice. From May 1-28, bring in the empty container from any premade margarita, and Post Meridiem will give you a Real Lime Juice Margarita in return. In fact, hand over any cocktail can and Post Meridiem will trade up your beverage for a better one.
We’re kicking off the campaign with Trade-Up Day, an outdoor event from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the Post Meridiem production facility (1303 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). On this day, the first 50 people who trade up their canned cocktail of choice will receive not just the Real Lime Juice Margarita but the complete Post Meridiem cocktail suite. The event will feature cocktail tastings, music, interactive experiences and a few surprises throughout the day – all observing social distancing, proper mask usage and other safety precautions.

WILDWOOD REVIVAL PRESENTS ‘INTO THE WILDWOOD’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, IN ATHENS, GEORGIA

After a tumultuous year, the team behind Wildwood Revival is bringing a new concept to help remind fans of the curated gathering that has been converging upon Cloverleaf Farm for the past six years. Into the Wildwood Summer Concert Series is a safe and socially distanced live music experience that will be taking place beginning May 28th, with Old Crow Medicine Show. Focused on friends and family enjoying live music at a quality and in a community that fans have become accustomed to at a Wildwood Revival event, each concert will feature a popular artist in Country, Rock, or Alternative music. As an added bit of news, dates for Wildwood Revival 2021 have also been revealed and will be beckoning fans to get out of the city October 8 – 10.

MOONDOGS HOSTS A TEXAS HOLD’EM CHARITY TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING WINGS FOR LIFE

On Thursday, April 29th, avid poker players are invited put their card skills to the test during Moondogs’ Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament benefitting Wings for Life, a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation that funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials aimed at healing the injured spinal cord. Beginning at 9 p.m., the decks will be cut and the players will take their seats for a chance to win top tier prizes including a $400 cash prize, Red Bull bag and a Red Bull fitted shirt for first place. Second place will receive a $200 cash prize, Red Bull straw hat and a Wings for Life shirt, while third place will earn a $100 cash prize, Wings for Life hat and a Red Bull shirt. 

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES CENTRAL FOOD HALL EXPANSION SET TO OPEN EARLY SUMMER 2021

Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use community hub, announces the forthcoming expansion of its Central Food Hall. Set to open to the public early this summer, the extension will add over 5,000 square feet of space to the Central Food Hall on the first floor by taking over the former Onward Reserve space (which has relocated to the second floor) and a former property management office. The aesthetic will mirror the design of the main Central Food Hall with polished concrete floors, red accents, and elements honoring the character of the existing historic building, including exposed brick walls and open ceilings. 

LAZY BETTY FRONTLINE WORKERS APPRECIATION DINNER 2021 – CALL FOR DONATIONS

Lazy Betty will be hosting a special dinner on April 21 to celebrate local healthcare workers working the COVID–19 frontlines. To support the dinner, Lazy Betty is accepting donations from the public here. All profits from the dinner will be donated to Wellstar Foundation in support of COVID–19 Relief.  Those who make a donation will receive a gift card to the restaurant in exchange – $10 gift card for a $25 donation, $20 gift card for a $50 donation, $45 gift card for a $100 donation, $125 gift card for a $250 donation, $325 gift card for a $500 donation and $750 gift card for a $1000 donation. Once a donation is made, the restaurant will follow up with donors with gift card details via email.

Two Urban Licks: Brunch Edition

Right off the beltline in between Inman Park and Ponce City Market, Two Urban Licks is perched on a small hill with an inviting patio, amazing outdoor space, and even warmer interior. Just imagine the warm sun above and the clatter of patio diners enjoying a meal near you, then the smell of fresh food wafting from the kitchen where a wood burning oven’s fire glows ever so slightly. It’s also the perfect place to sit and watch people walk, run, or scoot on the beltline while sipping on a mimosa and feasting on everything from salmon chips to confit turkey wings, as well as brunch items like amazing brisket and eggs, a phenomenal biscuits and gravy, and flaky catfish and grits. Bring your brunch bae along for a sensational brunch adventure.

CHEF, BAKER AND COOKBOOK AUTHORS LEAD SECOND HELPINGS ATLANTA “ZERO WASTE COOKING CLASSES” IN APRIL

Second Helpings Atlanta celebrates Earth Day each Sunday throughout the month of April, starting Sunday, April 11, with a virtual series of “Zero Waste Cooking Classes” to promote sustainability. Classes will be led by Chef and owner of Mercer Street Meals Lance Gummere, author of “Chez Marc’s Quarantine Cookbook” Marc Pollack, and “Southern Ground” author Jennifer Lapidus. Each class will feature recipes created with ingredients that otherwise might be thrown away, adding to a landfill.  

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Not too far from Alpharetta, there is a sleep town square in the city of Milton. Nestled in a beautiful house with an expansive, inviting porch, the bright spot downtown has to be Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. We sampled a bit of everything from the happy hour plump filet mignon, amazing deviled farm eggs, crispy fried green tomatoes, spicy Nashville hot chicken tamales, rich blackened salmon, sweet carrot cake and a few dynamic cocktails. Get ready for a food adventure.