Entries by Liz Attaway

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PHASE 1 LINEUP FOR 2021 EVENT

Following the difficult decision to postpone the seventh edition of Imagine Music Festival for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are excited to share the first phase of the lineup for the festival’s return September 17 – 19, 2021. Earlier this year, the festival also revealed the big news that it would be moving locations to the scenic woodlands of the Bouckaert Farm in the City of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. A move that carried Imagine into a new chapter and creates endless potential for a more immersive experience shaped by nature. Given the current climate of the world, organizers are keeping positive and using the extended timeline to expand the production and create an even more spectacular show with some epic sets that will have fans buzzing all year long.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL SELTZER FEST

Spiked seltzer lovers are invited to celebrate the most sought after fizzy drinks at Park Tavern’s Seltzer Fest on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample countless frosty seltzers while overlooking Piedmont Park. Park Tavern’s full Patio Menu featuring an array of dips, appetizers, wings, tacos, burgers, and baskets will also be available to compliment the popular bubbly beverage experience. Singer and songwriter Bradley Cole Smith, a fixture in the Atlanta music scene who has shared the stage with numerous artists including Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Taj Mahal, Dwight Yoakum and Jerry Jeff Walker, will be on hand to provide live entertainment throughout the inaugural Seltzer Festival. 

Cru Food and Wine Bar Atlanta: Wine Oasis

On a bustling corner at The Battery Atlanta, there’s a wine oasis dotted with purple umbrellas, marble tabletops, warm vibes, and surrounded by several colors of delicate flowers and greenery. Cru Food & Wine Bar at the Battery Atlanta has mastered the art of superb wine procurement from magnificent champagne and Smell the Roses flights to a wide variety of dishes that compliment the wine on their menu. We can’t think of anything better to pair your favorite vino with than a solid charcuterie or small plate, and even a succulent filet mignon. Wine not join us on a culinary journey from our time at Cru Atlanta?

OUTRUN BREWING COMPANY HOSTS SPAM FEST

Celebrate with our hosts, Outrun Brewing Company and local chefs Seoul Chikin, adobo_atl, Foodcation Forever, KETTLE BLACK, Chef Lino Yi, Mighty Hans + more as we each cook up a dish featuring SPAM® with a special raffle held by Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)!

LIVE! AT THE BATTERY SHARES 2020 BRAVES GAME VIEWING PLAN

Live! at The Battery shared information today for game day viewing opportunities ahead of the 2020 Braves season. Fans may not be able to watch baseball from inside Truist Park yet, but will still be able to be a part of the Braves season just steps away at Live! at The Battery. Multiple expansive areas both inside and out will allow guests to safely spread out and experience Braves baseball in a relaxed, ballpark-style atmosphere. Live! at The Battery will offer an immersive gameday experience from being able to hear the crack of the bat to providing live broadcasts of the games in all areas, including Sports & Social Atlanta on the giant state-of-the-art LED screen. Fans can also expect live entertainment and outdoor games throughout the season.

Grana Atlanta: Meatball Heaven

On the busy corner in Piedmont Heights, Grana’s newly built restaurant is a shrine to the almighty meatball – and all things Italian. Herringbone floor, two large wood burning pizza ovens, sweeping lights, and impeccable décor, Grana has an impressively upscale dining room that pays homage to the Chef’s Italian Heritage. It’s a stunner. Heading up to the beach vibe rooftop bar and patio, you’re greeted with the neon sign that reminds you that this place will be known for it’s balls, meatballs that is. Mark our words, the best meatballs in Atlanta. Beyond this, sinful appetizers, array of unique pizza, fantastic pasta, summer sippers, and impeccable main dishes make up the fabric of the best new Italian restaurant in Atlanta. That’s amore. Let’s dig in.

AJFF IN CONVERSATION: VIRTUAL DISCUSSION OF FLAWLESS

In this month’s iteration of AJFF In Conversation: The Webinar, AJFF is thrilled to showcase an interactive conversation around the film Flawless. Nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards and an audience favorite of the 2020 festival, the film is the coming-of-age dramedy about a trio of teenage girls who seek to remake themselves before their high school prom. Hiding that she’s transgender, mysterious new student Eden (played by transgender actress Stav Strashko) enters a cliquish Jerusalem school, where she befriends two other girls who harbor their own unrealized dreams. Envious of their picture-perfect classmates, the teens band together on an impulsive adventure to Ukraine, going to queasy extremes to bankroll cosmetic surgery.

NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE IS TAKING OVER STONE MOUNTAIN AT 1313 NETHERWORLD WAY

This season at NETHERWORLD Haunted House means new monsters, new haunt themes, and a creepy new address. Incredible effects and sets, fan-favorite monsters and a new crop of creatures will be lurking for you at the same amazing location in Stone Mountain, but with a brand-new street name…Netherworld Way. While the street name may be changing, the location remains the same, as does all the fun and excitement haunt fans have come to expect from NETHERWORLD. “Since planting roots here in Stone Mountain three years ago, those roots have only grown stronger, but having this new address really cements this place as home,” said Billy Messina, NETHERWORLD Haunted House co-creator. “It’s been a crazy year and the news of the new street name is truly a positive light and a hopeful sign of things to come. I’m beyond thrilled that our guests will be plugging 1313 Netherworld Way into their phones when we open the doors for our 24th year of fear.”

Piastra: Handmade With Love

With the white table cloth crisp and clean, adorned with fine linen wrapped silverware, china, tall shiny wine glasses, and the smell of fresh baked bread, this sets the stage for the elegant Italian food that Piastra makes from scratch with love. Tucked in the charming downtown Marietta Square, Piastra boasts handmade, in house mozzarella or pasta, fresh baked bread, hand stuffed sausage, and even made-from-scratch desserts like their peach cobbler, it’s all so fresh and feels authentic. From the rich meatballs, to the crunchy risotto balls, refreshing peach caprese salad, to the delicate salmon sausage entrée, to the unbelievable pork chop, and finally finishing it off with crumbly peach cobbler. This authentic Italian meal was a walk through Italy, but with a hint of the south sprinkled in to remind us we’re not in the Lipman family kitchen in the outskirts of Rome. Bring your elastic pants, you’ll need them for this journey.

Carson Kitchen: Love is in the Air

You know that scene at the end of the romantic comedy where the two love birds you’ve been rooting for the entire move finally share their first kiss and the credits roll along with that single tear on your cheek? That’s the heartfelt homecoming we enjoyed in our recent outing back to our love, Carson Kitchen. Impressed with the bacon jam and oxtail risotto on the first go-round, this time we were equally impressed with every bite we put in our mouths. Like the pork belly and it’s fantastic sauce, the beet salad with those goat cheese balls to the best %^$# salmon you’ll ever have in Atlanta, and don’t forget the bacon jam, it’s all perfection. Yes, PERFECTION. Get ready to fall in love all over again. Get the tissues ready, you’ll need them.