Entries by Liz Attaway

Bistro Off Broad: Big City Eats with Small Town Charm

A short walk from the downtown Courthouse in Winder is a small bistro that has big city eats, nestled in a charming small town. It’s worth the drive from Atlanta to peruse the windows of the small shops and stop in for Brunch at Bistro Off Broad. Great cocktails and sparklers, as well as delicious appetizers and hearty brunch items. Get your fork out, it’s time to take a food adventure with us.

Black Walnut Cafe: Fine Dining in a Fast-Casual Setting

Black Walnut Café out of Houston, TX, has opened in Atlanta, settling near all the action in Peachtree Corners and Alpharetta. This café has a lounge where you can sit and chat with your friends, a bar where you can grab a drink and an appetizer, or you can order at the counter and sit in the dining room. Opting for the bar at the Peachtree Corners location, we got several delicious fast-casual dishes that ate like fine dining. From the Salmon to the Shrimp and Grits, as well as the hand-made cocktails, Black Walnut Café really does fine dining in a fast-casual setting. We sampled the BWC Grand Mimosa and the Ginger Peach Lemonade. The mimosa was a good balance of champagne, orange juice, and Gran Marnier, while the Ginger Peach Lemonade mixed the sweet peach syrup, fresh sliced peaches, and tangy ginger. Both drinks were tasty! Fun fact: the bar tenders hand squeezed the juice themselves! As far as the main entrees, the salmon was cooked perfectly to a silky quality that melted in your mouth. Contrasted to the smooth fish was the sweet and savory of the honey ginger sauce that was deep and tangy. You combine that with the crunch of the peppers and snap peas rounded out the dish with some brightness and depth! Along with the fish, we had the Shrimp and Grits that was perfectly seasoned with the right amount of spice to offset the creaminess of the grits. On top of that, the grits could have stood on their own with the addition of savory bacon and crunchy scallions. Both great dishes all the way around. Yum.

IMAGINE RELEASES ITS FULL 2019 LINEUP AND WITH IT, A FOURTH DAY OF MUSIC

Going to great depths to ensure that this is the most immersive Imagine Festival yet, Iris Presents has announced that Imagine will be expanding to four days, which will be accompanied by full music programming on the Disco Inferno stage, early arrival camping, and an extra day of fun. Taking place at Atlanta Motor Speedway this September 19-22, 2019, the added day will be free to everyone who purchases a 3-day ticket and available for a limited time until August 15th. Imagine has also unveiled the full lineup, in addition to several other big announcements, including a brand new stage- TechYes / Guerrilla 360 and a Saturday pool party.

CITY WINERY ATLANTA’S AFTERNOON WITH BLACK BEVERAGE ARTISANS

City Winery celebrates black-owned wineries, breweries and distilleries on Saturday, August 31st during An Afternoon with Black Beverage Artisans. Beverage Director, James Brim, has curated a tasting menu featuring some of the best African American-owned and produced beer, wine, and whiskey. Attendees will wander the spacious patio, sampling from companies such as Brown Estate Wines, Mouton Noir Wine, McBride Sisters Wine, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, Khonso Brewing, and Atlanta’s own Down Home Brewing. Sommeliers will be on hand to guide the experience.

Line Creek Brewing Co 1st Anniversary Extravaganza

This Saturday, August 3rd, we’re turning one! We will have 20 beers on tap, three food trucks, and live music from Matt Moskal, The Band ONE, and The Geeks! Admission is FREE beginning at 2 pm, so come help us out-party last year’s Grand Opening celebration with more beer, more people, and more fun! If you’re interested in our VIP experience, check out the event link below. This grants you entry from 12-2 pm, a tour with our Head Brewer and team, a bottle of our Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, a glass & a free beer, plus first access to limited anniversary merch and bottle releases! The bottle choices include: Triple Coffee Vanilla, Toasted Marshmallow, and Maple, Bacon, Coffee, & Chocolate. VIP is $40.

Monday Night Brewing Tie One On 2019

It’s time to Tie One On. We’re celebrating 8 years of Monday Night Brewing with our annual two-day, blow-out party at the Monday Night Garage. We’ve had so much fun brewing, drinking, having conversations and forming relationships with you on this wild ride, and we hope you’ll join us as we cheers to the future and celebrate the journey so far. Day 1 (Saturday) is for 21+. Event is from 2pm-10pm. VIP entry begins at 12pm. Day 2 (Sunday) is for everyone—kids, families, and dogs included. Kids under 18 get in free. Event is from 12pm-7pm. Tickets range in price from $25 for GA to $70 for VIP