Entries by Liz Attaway

Ribbon Cutting and Party Cap Off Fudo’s Grand Opening Celebration!

Monday, January 7, 2019, imbibers and diners alike celebrated the grand opening of Fúdo in the heart of downtown Chamblee during a high-energy party and ribbon cutting ceremony with Chamblee’s Mayor Eric Clarkson, Chief of Police Kerry Thompson, City Council members and owners John and Grace Lee. While mixing and mingling and checking out the new dining destination, revelers enjoyed an array of complimentary wine, craft beer and sake tastings along with a diverse sampling of chef special sushi and small plate offerings. Of the sushi rolls that we sampled, the two that stood out were the Hunger Games roll that included some fried asparagus that gave it a crunch, as well as a spicy mayonnaise and sriracha. On top of that, there was the Mega Tuna Roll that was a ton of tuna, crunch, and slight spice. Both were really good!


Are you heading to ATL for the Big Game? Want to get a jump start on the in-town festivities while having good food and drinks, meeting new people and experiencing what it’s like to live in downtown Atlanta? Then join us for The Big Game Kick Off Pub Crawl in Castleberry Hill! Castleberry Hill is recognized by the NFL as the, “Host Community” and is located right next door to the Mercedes Benz Stadium. While you are crawling through the streets of the Historic + Arts neighborhood, be sure to checkout the newest murals commissioned for the Off the Wall initiative brought to you by WonderRoot and the NFL.


TRAP CHAPEL, a solo exhibition by Atlanta native, FREEKYBEAR, aka Adam Crawford will be held 2 days – Friday, February 1 & Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 6pm-11pm at Blue Mark Studios, 892 Jefferson St, Atlanta, GA 30318. The show features 20+ new paintings depicting Atlanta trap artists as iconic Renaissance masterpieces. RSVP at theartofadamcrawford.com for complimentary beverages provided by Wicked Weed for those 21+ years of age. Crawford’s art has been featured at T.I.’s Trap Music Museum, ChooseATL, Art Basel Miami, Cam Kirk Studios & Zucot Gallery. There is no cover charge or entry fee.


Kicking off the season in style, Atlas, located in the heart of Buckhead in the St. Regis Atlanta, is hosting the next rendition of its popular Winemaker Dinner Series on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Featuring vintage pours from Ruinart, the oldest established Champagne house, guests will be taken on a culinary journey beginning at 6:30 p.m. during a welcome reception with a four-course pairing dinner created by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman to follow at 7 p.m. The evening will feature curated tastings of NV Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, 2006 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, 2007 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, 2004 Dom Ruinart Rosé and NV Ruinart Rosé and marks the return of Atlas’  acclaimed art installation featuring 30 pieces from esteemed artists including  Foujita, Monet, Chagall,  Modigliani and Soutine. The Ruinart Winemaker Dinner is $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.


Dance With Me is one of the nation’s leading chain of dance studios. Founded by champion and celebrity dancers, Dance With Me dance studios offer the ultimate dance experience blending fun, ease, and comfort with quality instruction in the most beautiful dance studios. The first-rate services include private dance lessons, group dance classes, social practice parties and memorable events guaranteed to intrigue beginners and inspire over-achievers.

Fernbank After Dark 2019 Kick-Off Party

Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series for ages 21+ featuring fun science activities, exclusive after-hours museum access, live music and a 3D giant screen movie. Craft beer, cocktails and small plates are available for purchase. New year, new format! Fernbank After Dark tickets now include a special 20-minute 3D movie (times vary). Hands-on science activities will be offered 7pm – 10m. Live music will be offered 8pm – 9pm and 10pm – 11pm. January band is dangfly. Tickets are $14.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members.

Chefs vs Brewers A Reformation Beer Dinner 2019

In a throwdown of culinary prowess and brewing talent, Reformation Brewery and The Nest Kennesaw come together for a six course battle of the tastebuds. Who will win out in a course-by-course showdown? Only you can decide. For this event Chefs were given 3 beers to pair with a food course and Brewers were given 3 courses to pair with a beer. Each diner will be asked to vote for their favorite course/pairing.
This is a 6-course meal for only $65 + taxes & gratuity. Only 60 tickets available so don’t wait!