Entries by Liz Attaway

DRAGON CON 2024 – GUESTS OF HONOR NAMED

Dragon Con’s 2024 convention runs from Thursday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 2 with events and activities across five host hotels – Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree, and Courtland Grand Hotel (formerly Sheraton Atlanta) – and AmericasMart Buildings #2 and #3.

SAVOR RETRO SUMMER VIBES AT THE BLIND FLAMINGO STARTING JUNE 28

Atlantans are cordially invited to experience a summer-long “Beach Ball” at The Blind Flamingo, the latest pop-up experience from The Blind Pig Parlour Bar, beginning Friday, June 28. Inspired by the Apple TV series “Palm Royale,” The Blind Flamingo is a vibrant, retro paradise featuring nostalgic summer vibes. Guests will indulge in various small plates, desserts, and dazzling cocktails.

POSTINO WINE CAFE KICKS OFF SECOND ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE BRUSCHETTA

Postino WineCafé’s iconic bruschetta is throwing down this summer with the second annual Battle of The Bruschetta, a summer-long, bracket-style competition between four limited-time bruschetta recipes. Think four out-of-the-box innovative bites like French Onion (roasted garlic aioli, gruyere, braised white onions, melted brie), Buffalo Cauliflower (buffalo cauliflower, cambozola ranch yogurt, celery, chives) and Philly Cheesesteak bruschetta (roasted garlic aioli, chopped steak, caramelized onion and peppers, fondue, chili oil). For those with a sweet tooth, the Berry Mascarpone is made with blackberry mascarpone, graham cracker streusel, macerated blueberry, lemon, and powdered suga

TIO LUCHO’S MARKS TWO YEARS WITH PERU ON PONCE

Perfectly timed with National Ceviche Day, Tio Lucho’s is hosting Peru on Ponce to celebrate its second anniversary on Friday, June 28th. Born out of the award-winning sandwich pop-up La Chingana and dedicated to Owner and Chef Arnaldo Castillo’s father, Tio Lucho’s is marking two years in Poncey-Highland. Starting at 5 p.m., the restaurant, known for its ceviches, fresh seafood, and authentic Peruvian dishes with a southern twist, will bring Peru to Ponce with food and drink specials, the sounds of Peruvian Cumbia spun by the talented DJ Franklin, and much more. Highlighting the rich flavors and culture of Peru, join Tio Lucho’s in celebrating this milestone. Tio Lucho’s is located at 675 N. Highland Ave. NE #6000, Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information or to book a reservation, call (404) 343-0278 or visit www.tioluchos.com.

SURYA ENSEMBLE HEATS UP ATLANTA THIS SUMMER WITH ELEMENTS

This summer Surya Ensemble is set to take Atlanta on a journey through the four elements of earth, water, wind and fire. In its signature style, the Atlanta-based world music group will bring East and West together in a fusion of instrumental music, dance and storytelling with the current show, Elements. The enchanting performance will take audiences through four distinct movements embodying the four elements, culminating in an unforgettable experience

WILD HEAVEN BEER HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL CRAB TRAP & TAP

Summer at Wild Heaven is not just for cracking cold beers; it’s also for cracking apart delicious, freshly steamed Maryland blue crabs. On Saturday, July 13th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wild Heaven Beer is throwing an all-out summer bash in The Garden Club at West End. The second annual Crab Trap & Tap, a lively feast inspired by the time-honored Maryland tradition of gathering around a table covered in newspaper, armed with mallets and knives, and savoring the succulent, sweet meat of freshly steamed crabs. 

SWEET AUBURN BARBECUE HOSTS ASIAN BAKE SALE 

Sweet Auburn Barbecue is known for its strong commitment to supporting Asian-owned businesses in the Atlanta community and beyond. Continuing this tradition, the Poncey-Highland barbecue spot, co-owned by restaurateurs Anita and Howard Hsu, is hosting an Asian Bake Sale on Saturday, June 29, 2024, from 9 am to 11 am. The event will offer an opportunity to sample and purchase a wide selection of delicious baked goods from some of Atlanta’s beloved bakeries and small businesses. Vendors for the special event include Sweet Auburn BBQ, Baolicious, Crinkles by Nina, Manalo’s Filipino Bakery, and beik’d. Guests will have the opportunity to savor a variety of exquisite menu items such as Breakfast Baos, Ube Croissants, Thai Tea Creme Brulee, Matcha Brownies, Ube Krinkles, Cassava Cake, and many more. Offering a unique chance to explore and enjoy a wide assortment of sweet treats crafted by talented local bakers, the bake sale will take place at Sweet Auburn and is free to attend.

THE BELLYARD HOTEL

The Bellyard Hotel is located in the hip West Midtown Interlock and an inspired design with a touch of modern, a hint of opulence, cozy nooks, elevated rooms, it all comes together seamlessly in every space of the hotel. The moment the elevator doors open you’re greeted with opulent marble, beautiful large white couches, warm seating areas with wood accents and blue tones, the lighting is calming and yellow. A bull stands majestically overlooking the check-in area. Behind the check-in is a large window into the atrium area. Filled with a whimsical colorful mural, wicker and wood seating, greenery and some free-standing trees, it’s a great spot to relax. 

HORIZON THEATRE COMPANY OPENS 40TH SEASON WITH THE ATLANTA PREMIERE OF THE GAME

Horizon Theatre kicks off its spectacular 40th season of the best in contemporary theatre with the new comedy The Game, playing June 28 – July 28. Alyssa and Homer are in a marriage that’s hit a glitch. And it’s all due to the massively engrossing online game that’s wreaking havoc on the lives of couples everywhere. When she puts together a support group for other women in a similar situation, the game enters a new level where all’s fair in love and war. Bekah Brunstetter’s (Horizon’s The Cake, NBC’s This is Us, and Broadway’s The Notebook) hilarious and heartfelt comedy brings technology and community together in the most unexpected ways.