Entries by Liz Attaway

McCray’s Tavern East Cobb

Just as the sun sets in the sky, the lights start to glow inside McCray’s Tavern East Cobb, while the hustle and bustle of the guests, bartenders, and staff picks up. The energy permeates the air and entices you to enjoy a light appetizer, try the latest chef’s special, and maybe a cocktail or two. We also have to admit, McCray’s Tavern is more eatery than the Tavern name suggests with dynamic and diverse dishes that Chef Mo continues to knock out of the park. Yes, McCray’s Tavern East Cobb may have traditional tavern fare like wings and burgers, but when you see the extensive menu and specials, all you know is you’re in for a treat. From feisty, spicy tuna tartare, delectable duck, divine butternut squash agnolotti, hearty pork chop, to the lemony East Meets West cocktail, McCray’s Tavern East Cobb turns tavern into culinary adventure. Who’s ready to eat?

THE THIRD DOOR’S NOT A HOT TODDY COCKTAIL COMPETITION 2020

On December 2, The Third Door located at 131 Church St, just off the Marietta Square, will be hosting the first annual Not A Hot Toddy Cocktail Competition! Bartenders from across the square have been tasked with the challenge of creating a cold cocktail that warms the drinker, each using a different base spirit! Perhaps it’s physically warming in some way or it’s a tipple that warms emotionally! However they can make the case to the judges and guests lies with them and their creativity! The competition will be held on the patio and is B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Blanket!). Bartenders will compete out of the 1959 Shasta Airflight that adorns the patio and is the leader of the fleet of bars on wheels from @temperencetrailers, the mobile arm of the beverage program at The Third Door. Tickets are $70 per person and include two cocktails of your choosing from The Third Doors menu, a taste of each competitors cocktail, a vote in naming the People’s Choice winner, and the chance to win one of three awesome giveaways form our sponsors Heaven Hill and Spiribam! Bundle up and keep warm as the community celebrates the local bartenders and restaurants who continue to provide the Marietta community with safe and wonderful dining experiences!

JOY CAFE’S FIRST ANNUAL NAUGHTY OR NICE HOLIDAY POP-UP

This holiday season, Joy Cafe is celebrating the most joyful time of year with its first annual Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop-up! Decked with over-the-top holiday decor and a Christmas tree anchoring the dining room, the restaurant will serve a special holiday cocktail menu with drinks served in festive and cheeky glassware. Cheery servers will don jolly gear, and the restaurant will extend their hours to 1am Tuesday through Saturday for additional merriment.

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT {THREE} SHEETS’ FIRST EVER HOLIDAY POP-UP

Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way over to Jingle Bar at {three} sheets! For the first time in the lounge and bar’s history, {three} sheets is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Beginning Nov. 27, the Sandy Springs lounge will be decked out in Christmas décor, playing all the holiday hits on repeat, and mixing up delicious, themed cocktails in specialty glassware, as well as serving deliciously festive small plates.

Woodward & Park Brunch

Across from Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park, restaurants, bars, and housing are popping up like wildfire and adding to the appeal of the area.  Joining long standing staple Six Feet Under, Woodward & Park like newbies Full Commission and Firepit, have infiltrated and elevated Grant Park into a must-go destination in Atlanta for both food and site seeing. At Woodward & Park everything from the fabulous cocktails to the amazingly staple breakfast fare to the divine Croque Madame Burger to unique dishes like the Shakshuka and Grits, they have to have one of the best brunches in Atlanta right now. You’ll want to write this down and save it for later. Here we go.

VININGS JUBILEE’S 35th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Make this holiday season merry and bright by kicking it off at Paces Properties’ 2020 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. This annual Vinings tradition is free to attend and features both in-person and virtual options, making it viewable from anywhere, including the comfort of home. The event is guaranteed to be full of festive cheer featuring a variety of entertainment and performances including carolers, a singing Santa, and so much more.

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MERRY MISFIT HOLIDAY SEASON

Ponce City Market will celebrate the most joyful time of year with mistiful happenings throughout the holiday season. Festive fun will be all around with the Misfit Wrapping Co.’s gift-wrapping conveyor belt, fireside roasting and toasting pods on The Yard, a Drive-In Menorah Lighting Ceremony & Chanukah Film, holiday pop-ups and celebrations, and The Roof’s Skate the Sky, Igloos and Noon Year’s Eve Party. 

ATLANTA FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2020

The 1st annual Atlanta Festival of Lights is a great way to celebrate the season with friends and family while staying safe in the comfort of your car! Atlanta Beer Festivals, Atlanta Wine Festivals and Atlantic Station have partnered to bring this event to life for the holidays.  You don’t want to miss the beautiful display of hundreds of thousands of lights displayed over six acres of land. It will be held for seven weeks starting on Tuesday, December 1st and running through Monday, January 18th. The hours are from 6pm through 11pm nightly with the exception of New Years Eve and New Years Day when it will be closed. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are designated for 30 min time slots so be sure to buy your tickets early to choose your desired time slot! This is a COVID-safe event where you aren’t permitted to get out of your car and tickets can be scanned through your car window. This is a great way to ring in the holiday season!

BILTONG BAR’S BLITZEN ROOM HOLIDAY POP-UP RETURNS

ng Bar – the acclaimed South African-inspired restaurant and bar specializing in dry-aged beef jerky and craft cocktails – will kick off the holiday season with its signature Blitzen Room. The pop-up will take place at the Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village locations, and near Biltong Bar’s newest location at Avalon in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Blitzen Room will run from late November through early 2021 and feature swanky, vintage decor, festive seasonal libations and more.

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE ANNOUNCES 2020 HOLIDAY PLANS

This holiday season, Buckhead Village will transform into a holiday wonderland, complete with dazzling window displays and festive decor, jolly events and pop-ups, and a series of Sip & Strolls to celebrate the most merry time of year. The Veranda and the property’s iconic streetscapes will be decked out in green and white, and adorned with eucalyptus garland, wreaths, ornaments and colorful string lights. The paseo alongside Dior will be outfitted with lit archways overhead, and throughout Buckhead Village’s common areas, festive flagpole banners, cheery lighted window displays and more will ignite the holiday spirit.