Entries by Liz Attaway

Holiday Luau with Kamayan ATL at Sweet Auburn BBQ 2019

This holiday season, Sweet Auburn BBQ, the Poncey-Highland BBQ spot offering traditional style barbecue with an Asian twist, is transforming their space into a holiday luau! To kick off the season of celebration, Sweet Auburn BBQ will host Kamayan ATL, the Atlanta-based Filipino pop-up restaurant, on Monday, December 2 for a collaborative luau-inspired menu of dishes like Fried Lumpia, Aloha BBQ Skewers, Hsu’s Kalbi Saimin, & Smoked Huli Huli Chicken. Following the pop-up event, Sweet Auburn BBQ will offer a festive food menu and tiki-inspired cocktails alongside holiday luau vibes and decor throughout the season.

NIGHT MARKET HOLIDAY EDITION 2019

Next month at December’s Night Market, The Home Depot Backyard will be taken over by the smells, sounds and bright colors of a globally inspired market, featuring Atlanta’s top culinary talent, live music, and a colorful array of artisan vendors to kick off the holiday season. Crackling fire pits will invite guests to cozy up where they can enjoy the evening under the stars sipping cocktails and shopping the curated market for the perfect gift. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the market offers visitors the chance to experience all the international feel and fun without the trouble of fitting their gifts and treats in their suitcase.

Ocean & Acre: Land and Sea Perfectly Paired

Land and Sea come together in perfect harmony up at Ocean & Acre in the Halcyon Forsyth complex! What really sets them apart is the innovative and truly unique menu offerings like ceviche with beets, wagyu beef carpaccio, lamb belly, and savory pork chops. If meat isn’t your thing, they have tons of fish, a take on fish and chips, oysters, and even more shellfish to choose from. Like we said, perfect harmony! Beyond this, we really enjoyed the medley of flavors that they paired together in each dish to make them remarkable. Ok, enough talk, let’s take a journey through their menu, sip on a cocktail, and sit by the fire. Come on in.

ETU HOMES PRESENTS AN AFTERNOON WITH ANNETTE JOSEPH

Join, Etu Home, on Saturday, November 30th for a special afternoon with entertaining author, Annette Joseph, to kick-off the holiday season! From Noon until 2 pm, learn how to build a charcuterie board, watch a cocktail mixology demo, followed by A Cocktail Italiano book signing.

CITY WINERY ATLANTA HOLIDAY EVENTS 2019

Atlanta can visit City Winery on December 21st for City Winery’s Holiday Cookie Decorating Party. Guests will receive a choice of hot chocolate or mulled wine, cookies and decorating materials. Wine tastings will also be offered, and City Winery wines will be available for purchase. Cheese and charcuterie will be provided. On December 23rd, City Winery explores holiday wine pairings with classic foods of the season during City Winery Holiday Wine Pairing. City Winery chefs will prepare traditional holiday dishes while Sommeliers will explain how to enhance meals with ideal wine pairings. This will be a great opportunity for guests to make new friends and get an early start to the Holiday season.

Urban Tree Harvest Festival 2019

UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, announces its first-ever Pawnee Style Harvest Party, a “Parks and Rec” inspired party celebrating all things fall on Saturday, November 23 from 12:30 to 6:30pm. Taking place at their Westside tasting room (1465 Howell Mill Rd. NW), the all-day, family-friendly event will feature activities like a costume contest, visits with a live miniature horse and the release of a new seasonal cider, Bourbon Barrel Buzz (7.5% ABV). Throughout the day, guests are invited to partake in a Ron Swanson look-alike contest, enter in “Treat Yo’ Self” raffles and from 1:30 to 3pm, grab photos with a live Li’l Sebastian impersonator, a miniature horse. In addition to themed activities, UrbanTree will serve a harvest cocktail called Snake Juice, a bright and crisp sangria with mild cinnamon spice and subtle sweetness. Their full menu of flagship and seasonal ciders and local beer will also be available. To complement the beverage offerings, there will be a DIY Caramel Apple Bar sponsored by Sweetums, and C-Bo’s BBQ Food Truck will serve Ron Swanson’s favorite dish–turkey legs–along with their full menu of BBQ classics.The event also marks the release of UrbanTree’s newest seasonal cider Bourbon Barrel Buzz. Made with Stayman Winesap, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Mutsu apples, the cider is aged in Ghost Coast Distillery bourbon barrels and lightly sweetened with a touch of Blue Ridge Gallberry Honey.