Entries by Liz Attaway

WHISKEY TWO WINE AT TWO URBAN LICKS

TWO urban licks is welcoming the fall season by hosting, Whiskey TWO Wine, a unique dinner experience showcasing the whiskeys of Redwood Empire and wines of Raeburn Winery on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6 p.m. Known for its acclaimed American cuisine, Executive Chef Matt Weinstein has curated a menu that pairs perfectly with picks from Todd Rushing, Concentrics Restaurants’ partner and renowned food, wine and spirit expert. Rushing will kick off the evening with three whiskey and appetizer pairings followed by a three-course, wine dinner. The Whiskey TWO Wine experience is $90 per person, tax and gratuity not included.  To make a reservation or for more information, call 404.522.5622. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA, 30306. Visit twourbanlicks.com for more information.

FOOD THAT ROCKS 2021

Food that Rocks, a tasting event celebrating the vibrant and expanding dining scene in Sandy Springs will commemorate its fifth year with a return to City Springs this September. New for 2021, Food That Rocks is expanding to three nights and adding a Saturday afternoon session with each session featuring tastes from participating restaurants, wine, beer, cocktail tastings, and live music. 

Good Word Brewing: Brunch Edition

Crossing over a pair of tracks into a quaint, charming downtown, is an area where local bars, retail, and restaurants dot the shady, tree-lined street. On the corner, Good Word Brewing is a downtown Duluth local gem that prides themselves on unforgettable frosty brews, delectable brunch, and a stellar all-day menu, all in a beautiful OTP downtown. It’s definite, the word is out that Good Word Brewing has a fantastic brunch that should go on your brunch list! With items like this spicy number, gooey cinnamon roll, sensational sausage platter, amazing avocado toast, stellar seasonal hash, beer, brunch cocktails, and even slushies, we were in brunch heaven. Let’s dig in.

WILDWOOD REVIVAL RETURNS TO THE FARM WITH AN AMAZING FIRST ROUND LINEUP, OCTOBER 8 – 10, 2021

Wildwood Revival, a thoughtfully curated and intimate gathering and festival, has made good on its pledge to return to Cloverleaf Farm with the release of its first round of artists for the seventh installation, October 8 – 10, 2021. Embodying the magic of a Deep South setting out into the wildwood while celebrating Athens’ storied music scene, this year’s lineup will have hands counting the days until they can return to the Farm.  Wildwood Revival’s exploration into music, food, and friendship, this coveted festival is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, and everything in between.  

LOVE, TITO’S BLOCK TO BLOCK AND FOOD WELL ALLIANCE TEAM UP TO REVITALIZE LOCAL GARDEN FOR REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT GROWERS

Outdoor enthusiasts, garden-obsessed, and those who just like to lend a hand, are all needed to take part in a single-day service project, which will include fun hands-on projects like, weeding the herb garden to prepare it for replanting, installing new debris bins around the garden, watering and mulching fruit trees, and more. For community members who are unable to volunteer but still want to get involved, the garden will be holding a garden tool drive and accepting new items like trowels, shovels, gloves, and soil, on the day of the project. These in-kind donations can be brought to Decatur’s Kitchen Garden on the same day as the service project. Sign up to volunteer and/or donate directly to Food Well Alliance below.

DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS ANNOUNCES LINEUP UPDATES FOR 2021 FESTIVALS AND 2022 FESTIVAL DATES

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced lineup additions to two of its fall festivals. For Louder Than Life, rock heavyweights Disturbed, Volbeat and Atreyu will now appear at the festival, scheduled for September 23-26, 2021 at the Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. And Welcome To Rockville welcomes Slipknot, A Day To Remember and Gojira for the massive four-day event, November 11-14, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA SEPTEMBER EVENTS

The Battery Atlanta welcomes families and friends to discover another month of action-packed fun at Cobb County’s premier live-work-play campus. This September, guests can enjoy Free Pizza Monday at CRU Food & Wine Bar and Free Kid’s Meals at Goldberg’s Fine Foods on Tuesdays. For a late-night adventure, visitors will be able to dance the night away with festive, live music and a selective menu at El Super Pan’s Noche Tropical on Saturday nights. The Coca Cola Roxy will also be buzzing all month long with live performances, including eight opportunities to see Emmy-award winning comedian, John Mulaney.

WILD HEAVEN BEER LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC VENUE IN ATLANTA’S WEST END

As our city emerges from a year apart and looks forward, Wild Heaven Beer, Georgia’s 4th oldest production craft brewery, has converted nearly 6000 square feet of space at its West End Brewery & Gardens location into The Garden Club. The state-of-the-art music venue, uniquely situated inside an operating craft brewery, will play host to a wide array of events, most notably live music.  With a capacity of 500+ and the ability to host shows with significant outside airflow, best-in-class air filtration, and ample parking, The Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End sits alone in the Atlanta music scene.

A LITTLE DIFFERENT BUT STILL A LOT OF FUN, DRAGON CON RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA

An estimated 40,000 people are expected to attend Dragon Con, now in its 35th year, over the five-day Labor Day Weekend – Sept. 2 to Sept. 6 – with events and activities across AmericasMart Buildings One and Two and five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Sheraton Atlanta. Still, Dragon Con has implemented a series of protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID, including a requirement that all attendees show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arriving at the convention in order to pick up their badges. Only badge-holding Dragon Con members will be allowed to watch this year’s Dragon Con Parade from city sidewalks along the parade route.  Instead, we encourage people to stay home and watch the parade on CW69 or YouTube. Other changes include requiring all fans to wear a mask while inside a convention venue and a 50 percent reduction in the number of memberships sold for this year’s convention. No badges will be sold on site. Virtual experience available.