MAY FESTIVALS WITH ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

May AFFPS Festivals!

Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival 
The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022 on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community. An art festival created for artists by artists, the two-day outdoor  festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music, dance  performances, food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more  information about the festival,  visit www.roswellartfestival.com   or    www.affps.com.
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park on Park Drive in Buckhead on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2022. An ideal destination to bring the family and pups to the award-winning, two-day festival that features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, event goers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on activities. The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and acoustic music performances. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com.

MOTHERS DAY 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 

Specials, treats, gift ideas, brunches, and more.

Sugar Factory

Make Mother’s Day sparkle at Sugar Factory Atlanta on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. Located in the heart of Midtown, Sugar Factory has prepared an exclusive Mother’s Day offering – a decadent New York Cheesecake dipped in rich dark chocolate and topped with whipped cream, chocolate covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold for $21. This mouthwatering dessert is the sweetest way to make mom feel like a queen. For more information or to make a reservation, visit sugarfactory.com or call 470.428.4395. Sugar Factory Atlanta is located at 1080 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta.

Atlas and The Garden Room

Delicious dining is perfect for every kind of mother in anyone’s life – even those who say they don’t need a thing! There’s no other way to ring in Mother’s Day than with Chef Freddy Money’s unparalleled dining experience. Enter Atlas and The Garden Room. Read on for details:
  • Brunch
    • Atlas: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • The Garden Room: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dinner
    • Atlas: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Menu and libation offerings will be inspired by the season and the experience will be enchanting!
  • Atlas will also be accommodating larger parties in their main dining room.
To reserve either experience visit: 

5Church Midtown welcomes mom and her whole crew to a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The buffet is priced at $60 for adults and $20 for children. Make reservations online.

Usually closed on Sunday and Monday, Aria will be open on Sunday, May 8 starting at 5 p.m. and on Monday, May 9. Guests can celebrate mom while enjoying the modern American restaurant’s seasonal menu and comfy, yet upscale atmosphere. Menus and reservation options can be found online. Note that Aria will be closed on Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11.

Carson Kitchen, located in the heart of Alpharetta, is serving delicious brunch and dinner menu options on Sunday, May 8. The urban neighborhood spot is built on the philosophy of reimagined comfort food— including menu favorites such as donut French toast, chicken and waffle, black rice and oxtail risotto, and crispy chicken skins—making it the perfect place to honor mom this Mother’s Day. View the menu and make a reservation online.

Buckhead Village staple Gypsy Kitchen is featuring mom-approved menu items for Mother’s Day. Brunch highlights include a Spanish tortilla with fried eggs, njuda, sofrito, and sesame laffa ($14) as well as tuna crudo with confit cherry tomatoes ($14), shrimp crab Louie ($16), and a delicious smoked salmon Benedict with poached eggs and a side of zaatar-roasted home fries ($16). Dessert brings orange blossom honey custard topped with caramel crisp ($10). Reservations and regular menu items can be found online.

Raise a glass to mom at HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern. All locations—Brookhaven, Perimeter, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are featuring mimosas all day along with the regular menus. Make a reservation online.

Marlow’s Tavern is offering a selection of Mother’s Day features in addition to its regular menu for families to enjoy. Call a local tavern for details.

Those wanting to whisk mom away for a weekend getaway this Mother’s Day, should head to the Monte Vista Hotel and dine at Milton’s Black Mountain. The regionally inspired Southern restaurant is hosting a Mother’s Day brunch buffet boasting tomato bisque with Parmesan cheese sticks, classic Caesar salad, avocado toast, goat cheese and asparagus frittata, and zucchini bread to start. Entrée options include a roasted Joyce Farm chicken, carved beef tenderloin, cauliflower steaks, and seared and roasted salmon. Choose among sides like creamed corn, herb-roasted new potatoes, and grilled broccolini. For something sweet, try Milton’s strawberry shortcake, chocolate torte, and Key lime pie. Brunch runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and pricing is $55 for adults and $20 for children. View event details and make reservations online.

Ocean & Acre, where the land meets the sea, is a dining destination mom will adore. On top of regular menu items, the coastal culinary joint will be serving an egg white frittata with roasted mushrooms, goat cheese, and tomato jam ($14), a frito misto with shrimp, calamari, finfish, and scallops with roasted garlic herb crema ($16) as well as trout almondine with asparagus and wild rice pilaf ($24). Regular menu items and reservation options can be found online.

Ensure mom stays out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day with a family meal from PITA Mediterranean Street Food. Each family meal comes with a choice of two proteins, three sides, tzatziki sauce and pita bread for just $39.99. View and the menu and place orders online.

Start Mother’s Day at The Southern Gentleman. The Buckhead Village eatery will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. featuring a four-course prix fixe menu priced at $59 per adult and $29.50 per child. View the menus online and make a reservation to make this year’s Mother’s Day one to remember.

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is offering its regular menu along with a few showstopping features. Give mom a taste of the coast with herb risotto with pan-seared scallops and lemon butter ($28.95) or a seared gulf redfish with an assortment of fresh vegetables and salsa verde ($27.95). Explore regular menu items and make reservations online.

The Woodall opens for brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Mother’s Day, offering its signature brunch menu featuring favorites like jumbo lump crab cake Benedict with seared crab cake, sautéed spinach, sunny egg, English muffin, heirloom tomato brûlée and creamed corn béarnaise; and chicken paillard with white bean cassoulet, grilled escarole, chicken meatball and parsley root. Reservations are available via OpenTable.

Normally closed on Sundays, Umi will be open and serving its menu of modern Japanese cuisine from 4-8 p.m. Should mom prefer dinner at home, Umi also is offering its menu for takeout. Make reservations and view the takeout menu online.

KENTUCKY DERBY AND CINCO DE MAYO 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

The 148th Run for the Roses is just around the bend on Saturday, May 7

Also Amazing Cinco De Mayo events 5/5 or 5/7

KENTUCKY DERBY

Raise a glass and tip hats, all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations— Brookhaven, Perimeter, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are hosting Kentucky Derby parties starting at 5 p.m. Features include mint juleps, HOBNOB Old-Fashioned and pimento and bacon sandwiches. Come dressed for the winner’s circle; the best-dressed couple wins a $300 gift basket. The contest starts at 7 p.m. Reserve tables online.

Taco Mac boasts locations in neighborhoods all over the state for Kentucky Derby viewing. For those seeking a bourbon fix, Taco Mac’s Peachtree Proper mixes Buffalo Trace bourbon, maple syrup, peach bitters, and black walnut bitters—a perfect pair to the eatery’s award-winning chicken wings, juicy burgers, and more.

The Southern Gentleman hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 7 from 3:30-7 p.m. on the patio. Everyone is in the winner’s circle with Derby-inspired cocktails including mint juleps, A Lady’s Companion with Ford’s gin and apricot liqueur, and Horseshoe margarita; traditional Southern appetizers such as Kentucky hot brown sliders, fried catfish, and Benedictine tea sandwiches; and race viewing on multiple screens. Guests should come dressed to impress for a chance to win prizes in the Derby Day Hat and Best Dressed contests and other competitions. Tickets are $65 per person and include passed bites, two Derby-inspired beverages, and a branded julep cup to take home. View more details and purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Sat., May 7, 3:30-7pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Kentucky Derby Party

Hampton + Hudson’s Kentucky Derby celebration is back! The Inman Park restaurant will be pouring Mint Juleps, Brown Derby cocktails, featuring Elijah Craig, salted honey syrup & sparkling grapefruit, and more to celebrate the most exciting two minutes in sports history.

Race to Boone’s to Watch the Kentucky Derby

Boone’s, a dynamic restaurant overlooking the Bobby Jones Golf Course with high-quality service and first-rate cuisine, is hands-down one of Atlanta’s best dining spots. Not even wild horses can drag guests away, because on Saturday, May 7th, horse racing fans are invited to watch the Kentucky Derby at Boone’s on the large-screen TV throughout the restaurant. Amidst all of the excitement, racing enthusiasts can cheer on their favorite horse while sipping on Boone’s mint julep special cocktail. Served at the Kentucky Derby since 1938, the mix of bourbon, sugar, and mint on ice is best known for being The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports’ signature drink. Guests are also welcome to immerse themselves in Boone’s expansive menu. Boone’s is open to the public and can be located at Bobby Jones Golf Course at 2205 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information, please call 770.835.4267 or visit boonesatl.com.

Place Your Bets and Watch the Kentucky Derby at Dantanna’s
Hold your horses, the Kentucky Derby is on its way! Giddy over to Dantanna’s to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7th. Starting at 11 a.m. Derby fanatics are invited to rein it in and enjoy Dantanna’s mint julep cocktail special while watching the coveted race. Cozy up inside the iconic Atlanta sports watching restaurant to watch the race or enjoy their expansive, dog-friendly patio. Calm the pre-race jitters down with libations and mouthwatering cuisine created by Executive Chef Brad Parker that includes a selection of starters, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta, desserts, and more. Dantanna’s also offers a wide selection of cigars that guests can explore at The Buckhead Cigar Store inside the restaurant. For more information or to make a reservation, visit  www.dantannas.com  or call 404.760.8873.

CINCO DE MAYO

Fiesta the night away at Chido & Padre’s this Cinco de Mayo. The celebration starts at 4 p.m. and runs until late at night with chef-driven Mexican cuisine, killer margaritas, and the hottest patio in Buckhead.

With jumbo margaritas and show-stopping tacos, HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is the perfect place for a festive Cinco de Mayo. Celebrate all night long with live Latin music, dancing, and margarita and taco specials at all locations of the neighborhood eatery. Free tickets are available to gain priority entrance and minimize the wait at the Atlantic Station and Halcyon locations. Make reservations online.

Johnny’s Hideaway gets in on the Cinco de Mayo celebration with a festive meal and beer special. Before hitting the dance floor of Atlanta’s iconic nightclub, guests can fuel up on shrimp tacos and Spanish rice for $14.95 and add a Modelo for just $4.

On May 5, Marlow’s Tavern Duluth is partnering with Don Julio to host a tequila dinner. The four-course dinner with tequila-based cocktail pairings starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person. Menu highlights include Tavern salad with esquites, tequila-lime shrimp ceviche, tequila-braised pork and Ferrero Rocher chocoflan. For reservations call 770-622-2033.

Cinco de Mayo is too fun for one day of festivities. Tin Lizzy’s is celebrating with Cinco Days of Cinco running May 4-8. Specials include $7 Herradura margaritas and $4 Dos Equis drafts. Bring the fiesta home with the cantina’s Cinco party packs to go all week long. Check out the menu or find a location online.

Go Loco and Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Red’s Beer Garden
Cinco de Mayo is nacho average holiday! On May 5, 2022, Red’s Beer Garden is offering loco taco and beer specials that will leave partiers with something to taco ‘bout. Try one of Red’s Gringo Taco specials: A fun spin on Taco Bell’s soft tacos, one with ground beef and another with veggie crumbles. Guests can pair their tacos with a selection of draft beers or choose a can or bottle from one of the 300 beverages in the self-serving coolers. Red’s Beer Garden will offer Arches Mexican Empire on draft to celebrate the occasion. To take the fiesta to the next level, for any Arches beer purchase, draft or can, customers will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Arches Beer. Sunday hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637- 2299.

Shake Things Up This Cinco de Mayo at Puttshack

Bring on the tacos and tequila, and let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations commence! There are plenty of great spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta this year, and Puttshack is one of the best. After enjoying a few rounds on Puttshack’s creative, tech-infused mini golf courses with games like life size PacMan and giant Beer Pong, golfers can get in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with one of Puttshack’s mouthwatering margaritas. Guests can shake things up with Puttshack’s Spiced Pineapple Mezcal Margarita, or keep it classy with their Ultimate Top Shelf Margarita. Puttshack is open on Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. for holiday festivities all day long. Puttshack Atlanta can be located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit puttshack.com.

ATLANTA DERBY DAY 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Atlanta Derby Day

Blue Martini Buckhead on May 7th, 2022 from 4pm – 8pm

Tickets: HERE.

Put on your floppy hats and seersucker and join us for a full day of Derby themed fun at Blue Martini Atlanta for the Derby Watch Party! On May 7th, enjoy a variety of deliciously crafted bourbon cocktails, sparkling wines, themed menu, live music by DJ One Nate, and a day of the races on the big screen. Hookah and cigars available for purchase.

Valet Parking for $10 will be available on site. Uber/Lyft are always encouraged.

Dress code will be enforced – Please dress in themed attire. No athletic caps or sleeveless shirts.

TICKETING:

GRAND STAND TICKET
  • Admission for one to Blue Martini Atlanta

  • One Complimentary Mint Julep or Grey Goose Cocktail ($15 Value)

  • Access to Live Entertainment & Watch Party

  • Viewing space for best hat and best dressed contest

  • $45
COUPLES RACE TICKET
  • Admission for two to Blue Martini Atlanta

  • Two Complimentary Mint Julep or Grey Goose Cocktail ($30 Value)

  • Access to Live Entertainment & Watch Party

  • Viewing space for best hat and best dressed contest

  • $80
CLUBHOUSE EXPERIENCE
  • Admission for Four to Blue Martini Atlanta

  • Guaranteed Seating & Premium Viewing Space

  • Four Complimentary Mint Julep or Grey Goose Cocktails ($60 Value)

  • Access to Live Entertainment & Watch Party

  • Viewing space for best hat and best dressed contest.

  • $180

INAUGURAL BODACIOUS BLOOMS FLOWER FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – SUNDAY, MAY 1

 

Featuring Vibrant Installations, Flower Markets, Colorful Floral Workshops, Immersive Exhibitions & More

 

Welcoming spring with open arms, the flower fête of the season is set to kick off in the Buckhead Village neighborhood in the form of a show-stopping Bodacious Blooms Flower Festival Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1. Stacked with heavy-hitter partners including New York’s conceptual silk flower studio Floratorium and renowned florist Canaan Marshall of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom,” the community-wide festival invites visitors to the area to join in for a weekend of larger-than-life floral installations, hands-on floral workshops from master floral designers, colorful in-store activations, exclusive promotions and endless photo-ready moments – all vibrantly designed to celebrate the spring season in style. 

 

“Flowers are an amazing way to bring people together,” said Marshall. “As a Georgia native, I’m thrilled to be a part of uniting our communities in such a beautiful way – we have big plans for the weekend, and the best part is, all are welcome!”

 

To celebrate the inaugural event, Jamestown’s Buckhead Village has joined forces with neighboring properties EDENS’ Andrews Square, Selig’s Buckhead Commons, The Charles and The St. Regis Atlanta, plus Livable Buckhead, to create a walkable weekend complete with a budding line-up of ticketed events, open-to-the-public floral displays and over-the-top installations across all properties. Buckhead Village will also host live music, themed activations, in-store promotions from retailers including Veronica Beard, diptyque and alice + olivia, celebratory beverages from dining destinations like Gypsy Kitchen, Taverna and Shake Shack, and of course, various complimentary floral stops along the way.

 

Can’t-miss signature weekend events include:

 

Thursday, April 28 – 6-8pm

 

Buckhead Village will be hosting a grand unveiling and first-look at the property’s celebratory installations from New York-based flower and art studio Floratorium, floral designer Canaan Marshall and local florist and art installation extraordinaire Pinker Times, plus a new botanical-themed mural by local artist Niki Zarabi.

Guests will enjoy floral-infused cocktails and canapés from Le Bilboquet and live floral arranging demonstrations by Floratorium, plus live music and an exclusive first look at all of the gorgeous floral installations throughout the property. The event will take place in the beautiful, weather-protected, open-air area of The Veranda – located at the corner of Bolling Way and Buckhead Avenue across from Le Bilboquet.

 

Thursday, April 28 – 5-7pm

 

Buckhead’s Southern Baked Pie Company will offer a festive flower arranging class with Roswell Flower Farm Posie Fields! Guests will be provided with all florals and vessels needed to create their own blooming masterpiece, all while indulging in petite savory pies from Southern Baked Pie Company. Tickets are $95 – spots are limited. Call the Southern Baked Pie Company at 404-263-0656 to RSVP.

 

Friday, April 29 – 11:30am-1:30pm

 

Top floral designer Canaan Marshall will be leading an intimate, hands-on floral arrangement class. As seen on HBO Max’s Full Bloom (S2), Canaan describes this experience as a fantastic introduction for those who are interested in creating a breath-taking arrangement for their own home, or anyone who would like to learn to use everyday floral elements to enhance their next get together. 

 

Tickets are $200 per person, and guests will be provided with florals, a vessel and all of the necessary supplies to design a beautiful centerpiece to bring home. The class will be held in The Veranda, and boxed lunches and refreshments will be provided by Saint Germain Bakery.

 

Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 – 9:30am-12:30pm

 

Sakara Life, the New York-based wellness company on a mission to transform lives through food as medicine, will be popping up at Buckhead Village’s beloved Bella Cucina! Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, Sakara invites the community to Café Sakara to rev up the morning with complimentary Metabolism Super Powder Lattes, Goji Rose Donuts and exclusive samples of Sakara’s best selling wellness essentials. Attendees can also peruse some of the freshest locally-sourced produce around and check out Sakara’s very own flower market (all available while supplies last!). The pop-up will be open to the public, and guests are encouraged to RSVP for the event here.

 

Saturday from 1-7pm & Sunday from 1-6pm

Located on Buckhead Avenue next door to B.M. Franklin & Co.

 

Multidisciplinary artist, designer and Pinker Times founder Skye Lin will welcome visitors to escape reality for a relaxing stroll through LIGHT – a luminous, immersive floral walk-through exhibition conceptualized to capture the beauty of spring with vibrant colored blooms, metallic florals and ambient mood lighting. Manifesting otherworldly beauty, LIGHT illuminates parallels between man-made and natural floral elements through deconstructive, interactive and innovative processes. 

 

In 2020, Skye founded Pinker Times, a team she led to work on experiential sculptures, installations and space activation. On a daily basis, Pinker Times is a hybrid retail and exhibition space that offers a forever flower bar, ready-made arrangements and floral gifts for visitors.

 

Saturday, April 30 – 10am-noon

 

Livable Buckhead is hosting a community planting day on PATH400 benefitting Hands on Atlanta! This event provides guests with the opportunity to be an integral part of establishing a Georgia Audubon Certified Wildlife Sanctuary through helping create pollinator gardens to support local wildlife along PATH400. The event is limited to 50 guests – registration is required.

 

Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 – 1-7pm

 

Join the “king of vintage,” fashion guru and author of the legendary Decades Cameron Silver for a jaw-dropping trunk show at Jerrimiah James, Buckhead’s premier showroom and concierge shopping service offering personalized, luxury shopping experiences alongside one-of-a-kind designer and vintage pieces. 

 

The lavish pop-up will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and feature vintage men’s and women’s pieces along with a selection of new looks from local sustainable designers. Guests will be able to shop the latest and greatest while imbibing in bespoke cocktails adorned with edible flower cubes and enjoying live music throughout the showroom. The pop-up will be open to the public, and guests are invited to meet and greet with the fashion curator and author, Cameron Silver. 

 

Saturday, April 30

 

Buckhead visitors and event-goers are invited to visit Boxwoods Gardens at Andrews Square for an informative demonstration of how to plant your pots for summer, as well as a question and answer session with the Master Gardeners on staff.

 

Andrews Square will also have live music playing throughout the property from 1-4pm for all visitors, shoppers and guests to enjoy.

 

  • Buckhead Village Festivities

Saturday, April 30 – Noon-6pm

 

Buckhead Village invites visitors to enjoy beautiful floral installations and live music while taking advantage of in-store promotions and a line-up of other complimentary onsite experiences including florals from Joli Jardin Farm’s flower truck Blumenwagen, pours of floral lemonade from Bella Cucina and family-friendly flower crown making stations. 

 

  • Floral Installations Across Buckhead Village Neighborhood

Saturday & Sunday

 

Floral installations will remain on display for the public to enjoy at Buckhead Village, Andrews Square, Buckhead Commons, The Charles and The St. Regis Atlanta. Visit the official event website for a full list of locations.

 

For a list of additional can’t-miss weekend in-store events, promotions, and workshops throughout the neighborhood, click here

BIGGERSTAFF BREWING FIRST LUAU

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/4/22

Sunday April 24, 2022, 1 pm – 4 pm  

An exclusive event bringing the island vibes to Edgewood. Come get lei’d with us. All your favorite beach music hits will be provided by @edgewoodheavy. The ticket price includes the following Hawaiian style buffet menu:

  • Whole Hogs with Tiki Teriyaki Glaze
  • White Rice, Mac n Cheese with Spam, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Plus two (2) adult beverages per person, from the event menu (must be 21+)

Tickets here.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA STEPS INTO SPRING THIS APRIL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/4/22

Cobb County’s favorite sports and entertainment destination offers events to usher in warmer weather

Atlanta’s ultimate open-air destination for spring, The Battery Atlanta, has planned a packed entertainment lineup this April, featuring events and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. From relaxing yoga and cornhole competitions, to girls’ nights out and patio dining, to music bingo and live music – and, of course, baseball –The Battery Atlanta is the place to be to soak up the best spring has to offer!

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Mondays, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. Guests can register here.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail

A brisk walk can curb cravings, reduce stress and offer a healthy way to catch up with friends and family! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Cornhole ATL Spring League
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they compete each week, leading up to the spring season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Bark at the Park
Sunday, April 10 and 24, Games begin at 1:20 p.m.

Atlanta Braves fans are invited to bring their furry friends to cheer on the team at Truist Park. Tickets must be purchased online in advance here. Every dog in attendance will receive an Atlanta Braves dog leash, compliments of Kroger. For every ticket sold, a $3 donation will be made to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation. All dogs must be kept of a leash at all times.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

Step up to the plate! The American Red Cross continues their blood drive at The Battery Atlanta. Interested donors can visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the Blood Donor App to schedule an appointment in advance. Free parking is available in the Delta Deck for donors and free 3-hour parking is available in the Red Deck.

Allatoona Jazz Band
Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to watch the Allatoona High School Jazz Band perform jazz classics on the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage.

Select Restaurant Promotions:

Terrapin Twilight Tours at Truist Park
Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Sip a Terrapin beer while getting an up-close look at the World Series champions’ ballpark on a guided tour of Truist Park. Tours begin at Terrapin Tap Room. Attendees can purchase tickets here.

Divas Drag Brunch at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Guests are invited to join Evon Dior Michelle and special guests for Sports and Social’s debut Drag Brunch! This show features a delicious a la carte brunch menu along with a vast list of specialty cocktails. This event is 21 and up. Attendees can purchase tickets starting at $20 here.

Easter Brunch at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring your friends and family to Cru’s annual Napa-style wine country Easter Brunch where they can choose from a mouthwatering array of special and classic brunch items to build their own 3-course meal. Pair it with a $6 mimosa, Bellini or specialty brunch cocktail. Guests are encouraged to call Cru Food & Wine Bar for reservations.

Miller Monday at Sports and Social Atlanta
Every Monday all day

Guests can kick off the week with the crew at Sports & Social with all-day specials, discounts and watch games on the 32-inch LED TV screen!

Music Bingo at ASW Distillery
Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Patrons can sing along and dance to an engaging playlist of back-to-back song clips while they check off song titles during an entertaining game of Music Bingo.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue, Coca-Cola Roxy, brings a wide range of music each month to the stage for guests to discover. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Lil Durk
    Wednesday, April 20 at 8 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.

EASTER 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/4/22

The Easter 2022 Round-up!

Available Now! – Georgetown Cupcake’s Easter Dozens

Georgetown Cupcake is offering the sweetest selection of Easter treats this year with their Easter dozens, including the Bunny Dozen, Hoppy Easter Dozen and Easter Celebration Dozen for $38/Dozen and the Limited Edition Easter Egg Dozen for $43/Dozen. Each includes a variety of festive flavors such as Vanilla Confetti & Sunshine Buttercream, Cherry Cheesecake and Peanut Butter Fudge. Orders can be placed here.

 

Order Through Friday, April 15 – Juniper Cafe’s Easter Brunch, Plus Pie, Cupcake & Cake Sale

Juniper Cafe, the recently opened modern Vietnamese cafe and bakery from the team behind Lazy Betty, will be hosting Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 17 from 11:30am-2:30pm. The family-style menu will featured assorted pastries, apps like French Toast with toasted coconut syrup & whipped cream, entrees including Viet Hot Friend Chicken with homemade chili crisp & honey and Grilled Lemongrass Center Cut Pork Chop with corn & tomato succotash, and a Carrot Cake or Red Velvet Cupcake. They’ll also have Easter egg painting for kids. Tickets are available here for $40 per adult and $25 per child. 

 

Plus, they’re selling to-go cakes, cupcakes and pies for Easter. Pre-orders are now being accepted on Juniper Cafe’s website here. The deadline to order is Friday, April 15, and pickup at Juniper Cafe can be selected for Saturday, April 16 or Sunday, April 17 during regular business hours. Options include:

 

  • 6” Heirloom Carrot Cake with mascarpone cream cheese filling & walnuts (also available as half-dozen cupcakes)
  • 6” Red Velvet Cake with a touch of citrus syrup & layered with mascarpone cream cheese filling
  • Apple Pie with Granny Smith apples & a butter crumble crust
  • Coconut Cream Pie with coconut-infused pastry cream, pandan whipped cream & shaved coconut
  • Lemon Meringue Pie with lemon curd, meringue  flaky butter crust. 

 

Hot Cross Buns from THE CHASTAIN | Photo credit Heidi Harris

 

Coming Soon! Easter Hot Cross Buns at THE CHASTAIN 

To celebrate Easter this year, THE CHASTAIN will be offering housemade traditional hot cross buns for a limited-time only! Lightly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and studded with citrus candied peel, currants, raisins and sultanas, the specialty buns will soon be available for online pre-order (by the dozen) from THE CHASTAIN’s AM CAFÉ. The deadline to order is April 15 at 2pm and pick-up will be available Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17 from 7am to 2pm. 

 

A limited supply of individual buns will also be available at the AM CAFÉ on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 only (while supplies last).

 

Sun., April 17, 11:30am-3pm – Easter Brunch at Lazy Betty

Usually open for dinner only, the Candler Park restaurant will be serving Easter Brunch from 11:30am-3pm this year. Guests can enjoy a five-course tasting menu featuring dishes like Egg Custard with caviar, French Omelette with wild mushrooms & truffle, Turbot with hushpuppy panade, braised collards & pot liqueur nage. The menu is $125/person, plus $80 for wine pairings. Reservations are available here.

 

Sun., April 17, 11am-2:30pm – Easter Brunch at South Main Kitchen

This Easter Sunday, South Main Kitchen will be open for brunch from 11am to 2pm, offering a seasonal, Southern-inspired menu featuring honey butter fried chicken biscuits, deviled eggs, jam and ricotta toast, country pork steak, and ham and broccolini omelettes. Reservations are available here

 

Sun., April 17 – Easter Brunch at Hampton + Hudson

The Inman Park community bar and restaurant is offering two options for the holiday:

 

  • Easter Brunch To-Go – Customers can “build your own” meal to go, featuring the below. The meal is $55 for two people or $100 for four. Pre-orders will be accepted Monday, March 28 through Thursday, April 14 on H+H’s website here.
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Bone-in Ham Chops with Grand Marnier glaze OR House Smoked Salmon with lemon-dill aioli
  • A choice of two sides (Mac & Cheese, mashed Potatoes, Crisy Brussel Sprouts, Green Bean Almondine)
  • Cornbread with maple butter or Biscuits
  • Strawberry Bread Pudding with nocino butter sauce
  • Easter Brunch & Dinner for Dine-In – Hampton + Hudson will be open for brunch from 10am-2:30pm on Easter Sunday and offer drinks crafted for the holiday, like Sunday Sermon Spritz – Ketel One Botanicals, cucumber, mint, lavender, hibiscus, Blanc de Blancs.

 

Easter Highlight! – Beautiful Briny Sea’s Magic Unicorn Sprinkles

Beautiful Briny Sea’s signature blend of sprinkles is the perfect addition to Easter sweets.

The 24oz container is unequaled in size and is the ultimate compliment to cookies, cakes, cocktails, milkshakes, pancake Batter, cakepops, ice cream and so much more. Available here.

Easter Brunch at Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar is an unexpected brunch destination for a family – or any group – who likes fun, full of-energy tapas and family-style sharing style of dining plus brunch-approved cocktails, sangrias, and bubbles. Brunch combines the best aspects of a Spanish-style tapas bar – small plates, bursts of flavor, and weekend-worthy drinks – for a lively experience ideal for a family, couples, or groups of any size. Think dishes like the layered traditional potato tortilla, the sign of hospitality in Spanish homes, with spreads of salty, cured meats and cheeses, fishes and salads, Huevos dishes, sweet tastes like torrijas  and of course the paellas, the stars of the show, served family-style for all to share and typically customizable to meet the needs of any diners. It’s not brunch if it’s not boozy, so wash it all down with a selection from the award-winning menu of wines from Spain and South America, or a craft cocktail like the springlike Dos Penínsulas or the Guns & Rosés rosé based cocktail. If the weather’s cooperating don’t miss the cheery outdoor patio to complete the experience. Please contact them to make a reservations.

5Church Midtown welcomes diners with an Easter buffet from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The meal is priced at $55 for adults and $20 for children. Make reservations online.

Chido & Padre’s will be open for brunch from 12-3 p.m. and will reopen for dinner from 4-9 p.m. Celebrate Easter surrounded by vivid colors and handcrafted Mexican art and savor the eatery’s classic menu and chef features. View the menu here and make reservations online.

Enjoy an Italian Easter at home curated by Enzo Steakhouse and Bar. The meal includes deviled eggs and a choice of green beans and asparagus salad or caponata bruschetta; primi options of Roman semolina gnocchi or lemon risotto with scallops; and entrée choices of rosemary leg of lamb, oven-roasted bass or maple-glazed turkey. The sweet ending features an Easter pastiera Napoletana along with limoncello and Italian cookies. This at-home experience is $125 for two guests, $200 for four guests, and $300 for six guests. View the full menu and place orders online by Thursday, April 14 for delivery Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17.

For an elevated experience, Easter diners should head to Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead Village, which opens at noon on April 17. A shrimp fritter small plate, fresh grilled lamb chop entrée with fried rice mujadara, and a new take on the tres leches dessert will all be featured alongside the eatery’s regular Spanish-inspired menu. Browse the menu and make reservations online.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern—the neighborly gathering spot with locations in Brookhaven, Perimeter, Atlantic Station, and Halcyon—is serving its regular menu along with Easter specials for brunch and dinner. Specials include roasted ham with pineapple, green bean casserole, and roasted carrots. Select a location and make reservations online.

Hop over to Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails for a prix-fixe, three-course brunch prepared by chef Derek Dollar from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The comfortable and quaint restaurant, located in historic Crabapple, is preparing delicious Easter favorites such as spiral-cut ham with smoked cheddar mac ‘n cheese, a farmhouse scramble with farm eggs, and applewood bacon, and a warm carrot cake with orange cream cheese frosting. Pricing is $49 for adults and $24.50 for children. The prix-fixe menu is the only menu available on Easter Sunday. Make reservations online.

 

Those wanting to celebrate Easter with a weekend getaway can head to the Monte Vista Hotel and dine at Milton’s Black Mountain. The regionally inspired Southern restaurant is hosting an Easter brunch buffet boasting house-made banana walnut bread, crostini with avocado crema and smoked salmon, a prime rib carving station, roasted steelhead trout, collard greens, baked four-cheese and herb elbow macaroni, and brown sugar pie with whipped crème fraîche. Brunch runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and pricing is $55 for adults and $20 for children. To enjoy the spring weather, Milton’s has planned fun lawn games, and the Easter Bunny will be ready for pictures outside the gazebo from 12-2 p.m. View event details and make reservations online.

Experience Ocean & Acre on Easter Sunday for special chef’s features along with the eatery’s regular menu. Features include deviled eggs with smoked trout and fresh blue crab ($10), Anson Mills stone-ground grits cooked with Benton’s bacon lardon and a 62° egg ($12), and smoked lamb shank with warm lemon orzo pilaf complemented with goat cheese brûléed heirloom tomatoes ($34). Find more menu details and make reservations online.

Kick off Easter Sunday at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. Buckhead’s favorite beach house is serving its regular menu along with delicious chef’s features. Guests start with an appetizer feature of deviled eggs and a lobster and chive salad ($12) before moving on to regular menu favorites or a special of brown sugar-glazed Easter ham and a warm salad of roasted carrot and spring asparagus with Parmesan and toasted almonds ($22). For something sweet, the chocolate-filled milk chocolate egg will make even the Easter Bunny jealous.

The Southern Gentleman is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Easter Sunday serving three-course prix-fixe menus (one menu early in the day and a second in the afternoon/evening) priced at $49 for adults and $24 for children. Choose from first-course options such as whipped ricotta toast with honey and black pepper, buttermilk yogurt, baby gem lettuces with pimento ranch, and more. Second-course options include griddled Nueske’s ham with a white cheddar frittata, fried chicken with pancakes and bacon, banana French toast, pecan-crusted redfish, and crowd-favorite fried chicken. Cap off the meal with a choice of buttermilk lemon tart, double chocolate blondie with whipped mascarpone or a salted caramel budino with chocolate mousse. Make reservations online.

The Woodall opens for brunch at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday offering its signature brunch menu featuring favorites like jumbo lump crab cake Benedict with seared crab cake, sautéed spinach, sunny egg, English muffin, heirloom tomato brûlée, and creamed corn béarnaise; and Serious steak and eggs with prime New York strip, fried egg, toasty baguette, steak frites, cognac, peppercorn gravy, and béarnaise. Reservations are available via OpenTable.

 

SELTZERLAND ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/29/22

John A. White Golf Course

Saturday, April 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm

Seltzerland is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience as you spend the afternoon tasting 100+ unique hard seltzers. Indulge in mouthwatering munchies, tons of Seltzer swag, and you better plan on busting out the gram for an epic photoshoot.

Tickets are sold in 10-minute increments starting at 11:00am and ending at 4:00pm. Ticket prices range from $35-$55. Here’s the ticket link.

HOW TO FEST:

  • You’ll sign-up for a time slot with your seltzer squad and walk in a one-way path to each hole along the greens.
  • The time slot you select is your arrival time. It takes between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to complete the tasting trail. No one will be admitted past the last check-in time (4:00pm).
  • The fairways will be lined with your favorite hard seltzer brands for you to sample and explore.
  • It’ll be a party with plenty of music, photo ops and games throughout the course.

TICKET TYPES

GA (12:30pm – 4:00pm)

  • 100+ hard seltzer tasting across the course
  • Photo ops, games, and activities
  • Food for purchase on-site

VIP (11:00am – 12:20pm)

  • 100+ hard seltzer tasting across the course
  • Premier time slots w/ less attendees
  • A full can of seltzer
  • Specialty cocktail
  • A commemorative iridescent Seltzerland tasting cup
  • 10% off merch
  • Photo ops, games, and activities

A portion of proceeds from all Seltzerland events are donated to Forage Forward, a national organization dedicated to supporting local and national non-profit organizations, with a specific focus on social justice, food banks, food sustainability and food education.

ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/29/22

Saturday, April 30

11:30 pm and 2pm sessions

Atlantic Station

The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is coming BACK in 2022 for our cheesiest fest yet on Saturday, April 30th! Join us to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay a little late this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure.

Try a few or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

General Admission Tickets include admission to the festival, your first (3) grilled cheese samples, event koozie plus live music, and access to our Game Zone and Bloody Mary Garden. Tickets are $35.

SOLD OUT! Cheese Lover’s Tickets include admission to the festival, your first (6) grilled cheese samples, event koozie, souvenir sunglasses and (2) beer/wines, plus live music, and access to our Adult Game Zone and Bloody Mary Garden