Entries by Liz Attaway

ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL 2019

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We’re taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness over the course of the day for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are two sessions, early session at 11:30 am and afternoon session starting at 2:30 pm. In addition to delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets Include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden.

2019 SLINGIN’ WINGS FESTIVAL

Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 3rd year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on Saturday, April 6th, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. General admission tickets are $17 and Wing Lover’s Tickets are $35.

DAD’S GARAGE BIG STUPID PARKING LOT CARNIVAL 2019

We are shaking things up this year at Dad’s Garage and rolling out a brand-new concept for our annual fundraiser: The Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival! After 15 years of “BaconFest,” we’ve decided to move towards an event that is more environmentally sustainable, more affordable for our patrons, and that lets us focus on doing what we do best: providing a one-of-a-kind festival experience where patrons interact directly with improvisers in booths and games. Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival is one part festival, one part theatrical weirdness you’ll only find at Dad’s Garage. In addition to plenty of beer, rides, and delicious food, our improvisers will be manning booths like “Hobo Wine Tasting,” “Wheelchair Obstacle Course,” “Bad Caricatures,” and the always-popular “Flip Cup Tournament.”

9TH ANNUAL BROOKHAVEN BEER FESTIVAL

Spring is here and so is the beer! Join us for the 9th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Road at Osborn Road in Brookhaven! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. Regularly priced tickets will be $50 at the door. Buy your tickets now for $40, a $10 discount! Your ticket includes: Tastings of 150+ beers and wines, 10 oz Souvenir Tasting Cup, Local and Regional Vendor Expo.

URBANTREE CIDERY SUNDAY FUNDAY PET PAWTY 2019

UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, is excited to host their first ever Sunday Funday Pet “Paw”ty on Sunday, March 31! Dog lovers are welcome to bring their furry pals, meet fellow pet owners in the community, and gather at UrbanTree’s West Midtown tasting room and outdoor patio from 12:30-6:30pm. A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Vintage Pet Rescue, a nonprofit organization committed to rescuing senior pets from shelters and assisting owners who can no longer care for their senior pets. The organization also refurbishes used furniture into dog beds. During the event, guests may purchase special treats at the King of Pups vending cart and have professional photos taken of their stylishly costumed and dressed up pups by photographer Chris Cottrell. Organic, all-natural dog treats from Big Daddy Biscuits will be complimentary with a small donation to Vintage Pet Rescue, and water stations will be placed throughout the space. For the humans, UrbanTree will serve special “Hair of the Dog” cocktails, including Bloody Marys and mimosas made with UrbanTree cider, and of course, their flagship ciders and seasonal flavors. Food truck C-BO’s BBQ & Southern Cuisine will also be on-site to sell bites during the party.

INDIE CRAFT EXPERIENCE SPRING CRAFT AND VINTAGE MARKET 2019

It’s our 15th Year! Join us for our first market of 2019 on March 31st. This one-day event features 60+ craft & vintage vendors, a great selection of local food vendors, swag bags for the first 100 attendees designed by local artist Jeffree Lerner, and DJ Zano! Free parking at the Yaarab Temple. Cost is $5 at the door, kids are free.

The Juice Strikes Back Atlanta 2019

The Juice Strikes Back is a follow up to last years The Day of The Juice. The event is a charity craft beer festival featuring the best beers, ciders, and meads in the Country. Our charity this year is The Georgia Transplant Foundation who provides financial support to those needing transplants. All proceeds of the event will be donated to them. We have assembled a group of elite breweries, meaderies, cideries who will be bringing beer you won’t find in Georgia otherwise. Each brewery will have 2-3 beers on tap for unlimited sampling. Taplist will be published via social media and the festival website at least 1 week prior to event. The Participants so far are: Aslin, Arkane, Alvarado Street, Block 15, Barrel Culture, BeeCraft, Best End, Bond Brothers/Ancilliary, Boneflower, Brix City, Burley Oak, Calusa, Carton, Casita Cerveceria, Cerebral, Charlestowne Fermentory, Cherry Street, Civil Society, Creature Comforts, Dancing Gnome, Deciduous, Dionysus, Dark Sky, D9, Eden Ciders, Eighth State, Ellipsis, Equilibrium, Etowah Meadery, Finback, Firewater, Four Fires, Great Notion, Heaven & Ale, Heist, Hidden Springs, Homes, Honest Abe, Hop Butcher, Hop Soul, Horus, Hubbards Cave/Une Annee, Idyll Hounds, Imprint, Ingenious Brewing, Kros Strain, LIC Beer Project, Little Cottage, Magnify, Mast Landing, Melovino, Monkeytown, Narrow Gauge, North 2 South Cider, Northwoods, Odd Breed, Old Nation, Ology, Pulpit Rock, RaR, Resident Culture, Salud Cerveceria, Sand City, Seminar, Southern Grist, Southern Swells, Spindletap, Superstition, The Answer, Triple Crossing, Turning Point, Untitled Art, Wooden Robot, 450 North, 2nd shift. The price of a ticket is $90. Designated Driver tickets are available for a $10 donation to the GTC. Each regular ticket comes with a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited pours during the event hours of 1pm-5pm. During the event we will have merchandise, brewery gear, glassware, & cans/bottles for sale. We will have sweet Arcade and even a cool crane machine to win beer packages. Festival merchandise can be purchased with cash or paypal/venmo. All proceeds are donated to Georgia Transplant Foundation. Raffle ticket donations will go to the GTF and provide participants the ability to win take home beer and merchandise from the brewery participants.

Secret Stash Bash 2019

Beer nerd nirvana awaits you at Taco Mac’s Secret Stash Bash at their Prado location from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. This is your chance to try rare beers (and we mean rare) from the secret collections of 24 breweries, including New Realm Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewing, Goose Island Brewery and more—all in one place. Expect the unexpected: cellared beers, barrel-aged, blended, Brett, wild and everything in between. Plus, plenty of brewery representatives will be on hand to give you the inside scoop. Tickets can be purchased online. General admission tickets are $50 per person. VIP tickets are $70 per person and include access to The Georgia Chapter Room downstairs, as well as additional beers and food pairings!

Irish Lights St. Patrick’s Day Fest 2019

Partygoers looking for a little luck of the Irish can make their way to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park for the Irish Lights Festival with Lost Kings presented by A Social Mess on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Taking St. Patrick’s Day to the next level, Park Tavern and a A Social Mess will be illuminating the city and with national headliner Lost Kings along with a host of DJ’s spinning EDM all night long. Beginning at 2 p.m., patrons can gather in the heart of Midtown to light Atlanta green during an unforgettable, all-day party in celebration of all things Irish. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $23 and include entry to the event and entertainment for the day. VIP tickets are available beginning at $100 and include standing room access to stage front viewing, indoor bathrooms, private bartenders, outdoor spring garden seating, and early admission to a hosted VIP party in the VIP lounge from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.