ATLANTA WINTER WINE FESTIVAL 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/27/22

City Winery Atlanta

Saturday, January 21 12pm and 6pm

Atlanta Wine Festivals will host the Atlanta Winter Wine Festival at City Winery on Saturday, January 21, 2023.  We will have 2 Session: 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm. We will feature 50+ different wines, beers and White Claw to sample.

Enjoy the awesome venue with Live Music upstairs, and beats by DJ Qtip on the main stage downstairs (both sessions).

Festival Tickets are $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 12, and $60 day of event

Tickets are available here.

DISTILLERY OF MODERN ART PRESENTS THE GOLEM: STORMS OF THE SOUTH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/22

A One-Night Only Immersive Theater Experience Featuring Cocktails, Bites, and More 

Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 


Distillery of Modern Art, an amalgamation of distillery, gallery, event space and cocktail lounge, presents The Golem: Storms of the South, an immersive theater experience on Thursday, December 22, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For one evening only, guests can take a journey into a 19th-century New York marketplace where Jewish immigrants are busy selling their wares on the last day of Hanukkah. Incredible real-life stories will be revealed of how they escaped the Storms of the South, ten years of persecution in Western Russia, and discovered freedom upon reaching American, but brought with them something they could never have imagined – tormented and tortured ghosts of the villagers’ past. The audience will then join Rabbi Bezalel as he summons up a Golem, a Frankenstein-like creature, to rid the village of its demons, but nothing goes as planned. 

“The Golem: Storms of the South is essentially a story of love and forgiveness. In order to move forward from dark times in their life, the villagers must forgive themselves, and their past,” says creator Louis Kyper of The Immersive Theatre Ensemble. “They must then let the light of love guide their way forward. No amount of artificially conjured technologies will help them understand that. It’s a simple story, but one worth telling.” 

In addition to the intimate show, guests are also invited to sip on Distillery of Modern Arts’ signature cocktails and enjoy appetizers from The General Muir, a modern American restaurant inspired by the classic New York Jewish Deli. General Admission tickets are $75 per person and include one drink ticket, post-show appetizers, and a custom Golem rocks glass. The VIP Experience is $250 for two tickets and includes private pre-show entertainment, pre-show appetizers, a post-show celebration, enhanced performer interaction, two drink tickets, a collectible bottle of Distillery of Modern Art’s Atlanta Vodka, and two Golem rocks glasses. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com.

CHRISTMAS EVENT ROUND-UP 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway

ATLANTA RESTAURANTS UNWRAP A HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS

Local Eateries Spread Joy with Meals and Special Hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The days are merry and bright this Christmas season, and Atlanta restaurants are spreading cheer with Christmas meals and special hours over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Holiday diners can hang the stockings, put the presents under the tree and then head to a local Atlanta eatery for a special celebration. After gifts are unwrapped on Christmas Day, 10th & Piedmont, Gilbert’s, and Sankranti welcome diners back for a change of pace.

Midtown

5Church Midtown invites guests for festive meals on Christmas Eve. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and reopen from 5-11 p.m., serving its regular menu. Christmas Eve also is the last night to celebrate at the Rooftop Holiday Bar at Virtue Rooftop. Jolly guests will jingle the night away with a selection of holiday-themed cocktails, a menu of light bites from culinary director Rodney Smith Jr., a playlist of holiday tunes and festive décor, and twinkly lights. Drinks from Virtue Rooftop’s full cocktail menu also will be available. The Rooftop Holiday Bar will be open until 11 p.m. on Dec. 24 on a first-come, first-served basis for those 21 years old and over with no cover charge.

10th & Piedmont and Gilbert’s (aka G’s) invite guests to make Christmas memories in Midtown. The upbeat eateries will be open for Christmas Eve brunch from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m. with the bar staying open until midnight. After gifts are unwrapped, guests are invited back for a Sunday Funday Xmas sweater party from 5 p.m.-midnight and again for brunch from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m. on Monday. The bar will stay open until midnight on Monday. Make reservations online.

Buckhead

Guests are invited to share the joy of the season at 5Church Buckhead on Christmas Eve. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and reopen from 5-11 p.m., serving its regular menu.

For a classy night out, guests can head to Aria on Christmas Eve. The Buckhead fine-dining restaurant will be serving a tasting menu and an a la carte menu from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Make reservations online.

A spin on Johnny’s Hideaway’s dance floor is just what Santa ordered on Christmas Eve. Johnny’s is open regular hours on Dec. 24 for guests needing to break into the holiday hustle.

Guests can eat, drink and gear up for the festivities ahead at Postino WineCafe. The Buckhead eatery will be open until 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve serving its full menu of wine and cocktails along with bruschetta and charcuterie boards and “Snacky Things” such as meatballs and goat cheese, crispy cauliflower, and smoked salmon. 

Westside

Your 3rd Spot, the new vibe-forward social dining experience in The Works development on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, invites guests to eat, drink, play and make new friends on Christmas Eve. Guests can make new connections and strengthen existing ones with the Match & Connect™ social meetup platform while enjoying more than 70 social games, upscale small plates, and craft beverages. Follow Your 3rd Spot on Instagram or Facebook for holiday hours.  

Marietta

Cozy Coop in Marietta, an innovative fast-food restaurant that celebrates authentic Southern flavors, will be open for Christmas Eve from 10:30 a.m-10 p.m. Diners can calm the hectic pace of the day while dining on mouthwatering fried chicken, chicken tenders, crispy chicken sandwich, baby-back pork ribs and sides such as mac and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, crispy okra, French fries, coleslaw, and cornbread. For those feeding a crowd, Cozy Coop specializes in large orders. Its catering menu features large trays of fried chicken, ribs, chicken tenders, sides, cornbread, and biscuits. Guests can place catering orders at least one hour in advance by calling 770-485-2503.

Alpharetta/Johns Creek

Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar in Alpharetta is open on Christmas Eve serving its regular menu of seasonal, chef-driven dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Make reservations online

Sankranti in Johns Creek will be open during normal hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Guests are invited to relish in the holidays with Sankranti’s irresistible menu of Indian cuisine.

Multiple Locations

All locations of HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern—Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—are open on Christmas Eve serving their regular menus for brunch and dinner. Reservations can be made at www.hobnobatlanta.com.

NaanStop in Atlantic Station will be open regular hours of 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve serving its mouthwatering menu of naan wraps, rice bowls and fresh salads, and more. Weary shoppers can take a pause from the hustle and bustle and snuggle up near the fire pit or under the patio heaters to savor a hot chai tea brewed with milk, cinnamon, and cardamom. Guests are encouraged to park in the parking garage (two hours free). Follow the signs for Publix, and park near elevator #5.

Rreal Tacos in Midtown and West Midtown will be open regular hours of 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Taco fans craving an authentic, high-energy Mexican street food experience can stop in for the eatery’s menu of tacos and other specialties from Mexico’s various regions. Taco highlights include asada from northeastern Monterrey, birria barbacoa from Guadalajara, and taco al pastor, one of Mexico City’s signature tacos—all complemented by a variety of desserts, sides, and refreshing margaritas. 

For visions of chicken wings dancing in their heads, guests can head to Taco Mac on Christmas Eve. Georgia’s favorite neighborhood sports bar will be open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. serving fresh, never frozen, locally sourced chicken wings along with the most craft beers on draft and ultimate sports viewing at every location.

Guests are invited to put their own “twist” on the Christmas Eve meal at Twisted Kitchen. All locations—Midtown, Smyrna, and Marietta—will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. At Twisted Kitchen, guests start by choosing a pasta, salad, or wrap and then add ingredients from a kitchen full of fresh meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces.

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Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, located in the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain, North Carolina, will be holding an intimate candlelight Christmas Eve dinner from 5-9 p.m. The elevated four-course prix-fixe menu is $60 a person. Reservations are required and can be booked online. The restaurant also will be open on Christmas Day for a festive dining experience from 3-8 p.m. The meal is $65 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day can be made online. Menus for both dinners will be released soon.

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Hampton + Hudson’s Annual Santa Brunch & Doggie Mingle is this Sunday, December 11! Brunch will be served beginning at 10am with festive food and drink specials, Santa will make a special appearance from 10am-2pm, a DJ will play holiday favorites and holiday movies will be shown on TVs throughout the restaurant. 

Juniper Cafe will be open on Christmas Eve and serve a special Chinese, family-style dinner menu for in-restaurant guests and takeout! Takeout orders can be picked up on December 24 between 3pm and 6pm, and must be placed here by midnight on Wednesday, December 21. Reservations for in-restaurant dining can be made here.

Atrium is hosting its inaugural Holiday Drag Queen Brunch on Sunday, December 18 from noon-4pm, featuring performances by Queens Tatyana Taylor Dickerson & Arrianna Paris with live music by DJ Ree De La Vegas. 

Holiday Gift Boxes and Christmas & Hanukkah Specials from Fresh Harvest are Now Available! Give the gift of Fresh Harvest with their newly launched, themed holiday boxes, or add a festive spread of the season’s best bounty and treats to your next basket.

Sun., Dec. 11, 10am-3pm – Cocktails Under the Mistletoe Holiday Brunch at Taverna

The holidays are in full swing and Taverna is getting festive with a special holiday brunch this Sunday.  The restaurant will be serving their brunch menu alongside chef-inspired specials and holiday cocktails. Reservations can be made here. Cocktail highlights include the following:

  • One For Mariah – Ketel One Vodka, Bailey’s Irish Cream, strawberry & chai
  • You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out – Bulleit Bourbon, fresh pineapple, lemon, honey, angostura & vanilla pepper
  • Holi-Bae – Ketel One Vodka, cranberry, lime, spiced vanilla & champagne
  • It’s Christmas, Theo –  Bulleit Rye, homemade apple cider, honey, lemon & cinnamon
  • Two Pies, MF –  Ketel One Vodka, Baileys Almande & pumpkin puree

Wed., Dec. 14, 6-8pm – Williams Sonoma X Billy Reid Holiday CelebrationBilly Reid at Buckhead Village is hosting a holiday celebration in honor of the launch of the Williams Sonoma X Billy Reid Entertaining Collection. Guests can enjoy light bites, seasonal spirits and good company (including Billy himself!) while exploring the latest collection. Those interested can RSVP to kristen.mapp@billyreid.com.

CHRISTMAS EVE
Atlas: Guests will experience an extraordinary eight-course tasting menu featuring caviar with otoro; beet salad with goat cheese and pear vinaigrette; mushrooms and consommé; aged parmesan gnocchi white truffle; Atlantic halibut; Westholme filet with black garlic; an exotic coconut-lime fruit cocktail; and a hazelnut chocolate sphere with raspberry and vanilla ice cream. $250 per person.
 
The Garden Room: The regular menu will be served, including share plates like fruits of the sea, including oysters, and tiger shrimp with spicy citrus butter; mains like Chilean sea bass, basil pesto gnocchi, miso-glazed pork ribs, and Westholme Wagyu striploin; and desserts like “Smash Me” featuring chocolate Cremieux, coconut ganache and dark chocolate mousse.
 
The Garden Room is also offering its signature cocktail creations menu, including the I Love Lychee with Belvedere, Giffard Lichi-Li liqueur, lychee, lemon, and egg white; and Boas and Coas with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Cointreau, Ancho Reyes Verde, jalapeno, lime, and served over pineapple ice cubes.
 
CHRISTMAS DAY
Atlas: Guests will delight in a pre-fixe menu, where they will be able to select one option from each course. $210 per person.
 
Starter options include beet salad with goat cheese and plum vinaigrette; artichoke and truffle soup; foie gras terrain with spiced apple compote; garden gems salad with porcini aioli, or white truffle gnocchi with parmesan cream.
 
Entrée options include Honey Baked ham with gruyere baked potatoes and wilted greens; Westholme wagyu filet and short rib; roast halibut with braised leeks; Sunchoke risotto with caramelized white chocolate, or beef and onion tart tatin.
 
For the dessert course, Black Forest Buche de Noel will be served.
 

NEW YEARS EVE AND DAY ROUND-UP 2022-2023

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Sat., Dec. 31, 8pm – NYE Live! Vegas Night at Live! At The Battery

To ring in 2023, the entertainment hub will celebrate Vegas-style with a New Year’s Live! celebration. The party will feature casino games, festive decor and entertainers including an Elvis impersonator, showgirls and a magician, live music, photo moments, confetti cannons and a midnight champagne toast as attendees watch the Times Square ball drop on the 32-foot LED TV screen. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available here, including the option for VIP tickets, which grant attendees access to private bars and food stations.

Sat., Dec. 31 – Lazy Betty New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu

Lazy Betty will offer guests a special eight-course tasting menu featuring ultra-luxe ingredients like wagyu, truffles and caviar, plus a complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year. With the option to add an elevated wine pairing featuring rare and hard-to-find wines, the menu will feature Seared Foie Gras with buttermilk panna cotta, pumpkin pain perdu, wild persimmon & toasted hazelnut and the Scallop with burgundy truffle, puff pastry & chive bernaise, and more. Reservations can be made online here.

Sat., Dec. 31, 10am-3pm – Noon Year’s Eve on The Roof at Ponce City Market

Save the date for The Roof’s annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration! Skyline Park will host a family-friendly celebration for parents and children of all ages to ring in 2023 as guests countdown to Noon. All-Access tickets include admission and gameplay for $25 for all ages (3 years and under are free) and can be pre-purchased online here or at the door. Ice skating can be added day-of for an additional $10 and is based on availability. 

Sat., Dec. 31 – Aziza’s Five-Course New Year’s Eve Dinner

The West Midtown restaurant offering modern Israeli cuisine invites guests to experience flavorful moments with friends and loved ones this New Year’s Eve! Executive Chef Raul Dominguez will serve a five-course menu, including a glass of bubbly, for the special evening. Highlights on the $125 prix fixe menu include Hummus with duck confit, dates, herbs & tahini, Tabbouleh with arugula beets, labneh, mint & walnuts and Leg of Lamb with rice, apricots, almonds, carrots & turnips. For dessert, guests can opt for Spiced Honey with honey mousse, cranberry curd, gingerbread cake & pear sorbet or Chocolate Passionfruit Cake with passion fruit cremeux, ginger gel & raspberry sorbet. Dining room reservations are available here, and reservations for the heated patio can be made here.

Sat., Dec. 31 – Atrium’s New Year’s Eve Pink Tie Affair Party

Atrium’s twist on a traditional black tie celebration, the Pink Tie Affair Party welcomes guests to join the Ponce City Market restaurant for dinner and enjoy live sets from a DJ, polaroid takeaways and drink specials as they ring in the New Year. Reservations are available here.

Sat., Dec. 31, 8pm-1am – Hampton + Hudson’s NYE Party

This year, Hampton + Hudson is throwing a “New York, New York” themed celebration to ring in the New Year. DJ Xperience will spin tunes, and the $20 entry fee gets attendees two drink tickets, bites and NYE party favors. Drink specials will be flowing, and festivity will be all around. Pre-sale tickets will be available here.

Mon., Jan. 1, 10am-3pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Lucky Brunch

The community bar and restaurant hosts a Lucky Brunch on New Year’s Day each year, and this year is no different! They’ll be serving up their regular brunch menu from 10am-3pm, along with staples like collard greens and black eyed peas, to bring good fortune and luck in the new year. 

Sat., Dec. 31, 9pm – Atlanta Wine Festival’s New Year’s Eve at City Winery Atlanta

Wine-lovers are invited to kick off 2023 at City Winery Atlanta for an all-inclusive party hosted by Atlanta Wine Festivals. The evening will feature an appetizer buffet, liquor drinks, beer, White Claws and of course, lots of great wine options, plus live music from Davis and the Love and DJ Qtip on the main stage. Tickets are available here.

Sat., Dec. 31, all day – Ring in the New Year at Butcher & Brew

Butcher & Brew is ushering in 2023 with a celebratory line-up of $20 beer buckets, $14 beer flights, a live DJ set to spin today’s top 40 & Funk beginning at 9pm. Complimentary sliders, fries and champagne will be offered after 9pm. The kitchen will be open until 11pm. For more information, call the restaurant at (678) 585-3344.

Sat., Dec. 31 – Le Bilboquet’s New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu

Le Bilboquet will offer a special prix fixe menu on New Year’s Eve. Ring in the new year while indulging in dishes such as Scallop Tartar & Beetroot with horseradish sauce, toast melba & micro herbs; Homemade Foie Gras Terrine with vanilla red wine apple jam, red beetroot dressing & toasted brioche; Seared Turbot with sautéed artichokes, hon-shimeji mushrooms, cherry tomatoes & truffle beurre blanc sauce; and Roasted Cervena Venison Tenderloin Loin featuring red wine poached pear, truffle tagliatelle pasta & poivrade sauce. The evening will include two seatings – the first from 5-6:45pm for $95 per person and the second from 9-11pm for $150 per person. 

Le Bilboquet will stay open until midnight with a live band. Reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 404.869.9944. View the full New Years Eve menu here

Sat., Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve at Le Colonial

This New Year’s Eve, the buzzy Buckhead Village eatery will offer a three-course prix fixe menu featuring favorites like the Pan Seared Chicken Dumplings (Sui Cao Chien) with scallions, ginger & black vinegar sauce; Baby Back Ribs (Suon Nuong) featuring chargrilled Berkshire pork ribs with signature Vietnamese dry rub, lemongrass, cabbage slaw, scallion oil & toasted peanuts; Braised Lamb Shank (Cuu Cari) with taro & Japanese potato gratin & Massaman curry; Vietnamese Grilled Octopus with duck fat fingerling potatoes, tamarind adobo sauce, pico mango & Cason ginger vinaigrette; and Laksa Noodle featuring gulf shrimp, Atlantic salmon, and Prince Edward mussels with wonton noodles, seafood broth, bean sprouts & watercress. The NYE menu will be available for $95 per person – reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable

Le Colonial will serve lunch on New Years Eve from 11:30am to 3pm and dinner beginning at 5pm. The restaurant’s lounge will be open until 1am. 

The Battery Atlanta Celebrates the New Year with annual New Year’s Eve Bash, Dec. 31

Metro-Atlanta’s premiere entertainment destination offers happenings for families and adults to celebrate the new year

Guests are invited to welcome 2023 in style at The Battery Atlanta’s annual New Year’s Eve Bash presented by Xfinity on Friday, Dec. 31. Cobb County’s favorite open-air destination will host the annual festivities in two parts, starting with Early Innings for families, followed by Late Innings for adult revelers.

The Early Inning festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a traditional late-night show for families celebrating with children. Kids will be able to join in on the countdown before bedtime with an inflatable baseball drop at 8 p.m. and live performance from GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts. Adults looking to ring in the New Year later in the night can enjoy Late Innings beginning at 9 p.m. with a performance from The 12 South Band at the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. The evening will close with a midnight countdown that includes pyrotechnics and features an unforgettable firework and confetti display to light the sky above The Battery Atlanta.

RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT PUTTSHACK ATLANTA


Countdown to 2023 With Cocktails, Eats, Tech-Infused Mini Golf, a DJ, Champagne Toast, Party Favors and More

Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 8 p.m.

 Countdown to 2023 during Puttshack Atlanta’s New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, December 31st. Beginning at 8 p.m., revelers ages 21 and up can ring in the New Year while enjoying globally inspired cuisine, signature cocktails and mocktails, a live DJ, a champagne toast at midnight, and surprises and delights throughout the evening. Party goers are also invited to show off their mini golf skills on one of Puttshack’s four tech-driven, mini golf courses and will leave with a bag of beignets as a sweet treat to take home. Puttshack Atlanta’s New Year’s Eve celebration is $25 per person and does not include mini golf booking fees. Puttshack Atlanta is located at The Interlock at 1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.puttshack.com or call 404-738-7888.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve ‘Round the Clock at TWO urban licksFrom morning until midnight, ring in the New Year at TWO urban licks. With their hours extended to 12:30 a.m., guests are invited for an around-the-clock New Year’s Eve celebration on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Opening at 11 a.m., start the party with brunch on the BeltLine. Sip on spirits while digging into delicious dishes created by Executive Chef Jay Swift such as the Fat Elvis French Toast, Fried Chicken and Biscuits, and more. The festivities don’t end there! All New Year’s Eve-ning, TWO urban licks is serving their acclaimed fiery cuisine, craft cocktails, and an array of specialty menu items. Stay until the clock strikes twelve for a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop. For more information, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com.

Pop Open the Bubbly at Bully Boy’s New Years’ Celebration.Bully Boy will be popping the bubbly at their New Year’s Celebration on Saturday, December 31, 2022. In honor 2023’s arrival, the Old Fourth Ward dining destination is extending its hours from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Revelers are invited to bid adieu to 2022 with an array of Japanese kaiseki inspired dishes, sushi, and signature cocktails, wine, sake and beer. At midnight guests can ring in the New Year during a complimentary champagne toast and a balloon drop. For more information or to make a reservation, visit, www.bullyboyatl.com or call 678-904-5607.

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH ENZO STEAKHOUSE & BAR

Featuring a Special Prix Fixe Menu, Specialty Cocktails, Live Music, After Party at the Shipyard, and More

Saturday, December 31, 2022 From 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The time has come to celebrate the end of another year and welcome a new one. Join ENZO Steakhouse & Bar for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve dinner featuring a three-course prix fixe menu created by executive Chef Andrea Montobbio, complimented by specialty cocktails and live music. ENZO’s New Year’s Eve dinner is $125 for adults and includes one cocktail and $35 for kids 12 and under. After dinner, party goers can head down the street to the Shipyard in the Town at Trilitth for an exclusive after-party to ring in 2023. There will be a DJ spinning hot hits, passed bites, signature cocktails, and plenty of revelry. ENZO’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Shipyard is available as an add-on with dinner or a la carte for those just looking to party for $95 and also includes one speciality cocktail. For more information visit or to make a reservation, visit https://enzo-itl.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER MENU

Antipasti 

BURRATA + LOBSTER

Smoked Tomatoes, Chives, Salsa Verde, Smoked Caviar, Basil

YOUNG KALE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Belgian Endive, Roasted Local Squash, Pepitas, Sunflower Seeds, Shallot Vinaigrette, Pickled Salsify

CRISPY OLIVES

Veal, Black Truffle, Pecorino Romano, Mortadella

CHARCUTERIE 

Selection of Imported and Locally Sourced Meats and Cheeses, Carasau and Focaccia, Whipped Ricotta, Mostarda   

Primi + Secondi 

LEMON RISOTTO

 Scallops, Robiola Cheese, Roasted Artichokes, Lemon Zest, Mint 

SPAGHETTI + LOBSTER

1lb Maine Lobster and Bisque, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Chives

RACK OF LAMB

Black Garlic Marinate, Salsa Verde, Crushed Potatoes, Eggplant Caponata

DUCK BREAST

Braised Lentils, Cotechinino Sausage, Amarena Cherries Au Jus

FILET MIGNON

Truffled Mash Potatoes, Braised Brussels Sprouts, Chianti Au Jus

ROASTED BRANZINO

Tomato Broth, Taggiasca Olives, Pine Nut Gremolata, Toasted Focaccia

SEARED SCALLOPS

 Parsnip Puree, Caramelized Endive, Green Apple – Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Dolci 

TIRAMISU CLASSICO

Lady Finger Sponge, Mascarpone Cheese, Espresso Soak, Brut Cocoa

DOUBLE BAKED PANETTONE

Zabaione Cream, Crumbed Amaretto Cookies 

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE SHIPYARD MENU

SKEWERS

Chicken With Balsamic reduction 

Octopus & Romesco

Rock Shrimp & Chimichurri 

Cigliegini Mozzarella With Grape Tomatoes, Basil Pesto (Veg.)

NY Strip With Black Garlic

SLIDERS 

Little Beef Burgers, Caramelized Onion, Pickles, Tomato, Special Sauce

Crispy Chicken, Italian Slaw, Mozzarella 

CHEF SPECIALTIES

Fried Goat Cheese With Local Honey, Black Pepper (Veg.)

Crispy Cerignola Olives With Roasted Veal, Black Truffle 

Chicken & Waffle Bites, Maple Syrup and Bacon 

ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town of Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188.

The Battery Atlanta Celebrates the New Year with annual New Year’s Eve Bash, Dec. 31

Metro-Atlanta’s premiere entertainment destination offers happenings for families and adults to celebrate the new year

Guests are invited to welcome 2023 in style at The Battery Atlanta’s annual New Year’s Eve Bash presented by Xfinity on Friday, Dec. 31. Cobb County’s favorite open-air destination will host the annual festivities in two parts, starting with Early Innings for families, followed by Late Innings for adult revelers.

The Early Inning festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a traditional late-night show for families celebrating with children. Kids will be able to join in on the countdown before bedtime with an inflatable baseball drop at 8 p.m. and live performance from GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts. Adults looking to ring in the New Year later in the night can enjoy Late Innings beginning at 9 p.m. with a performance from The 12 South Band at the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. The evening will close with a midnight countdown that includes pyrotechnics and features an unforgettable firework and confetti display to light the sky above The Battery Atlanta.

Ring in the New Year at these Atlanta Restaurants

Atlanta restaurants invite guests to celebrate great memories of 2022 and new experiences to come with 2023. There is no better way to cap off the year than to commemorate it with tasty bites, craft cocktails, and time with friends. From lavish multi-course dinners, Champagne toasts, and brunches all over town to dancing the night away at Johnny’s Hideaway, a high-energy party at Virtue Rooftop at 5Church Midtown, and catering options from Cozy Coop, options abound for a festive celebration.

Multiple Locations

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern invites guests to make new memories and ring in the new year with music and festive fun. All locations boast DJs, a dance floor, party favors, regular menus, food specials, and Champagne and bourbon flight specials starting at 8:30 p.m. In addition, Atlantic Station will have a second DJ upstairs, and Halcyon has a live band downstairs at 9:30 p.m. RSVP online for Brookhaven and Dunwoody; reserve free tickets for Atlantic Station or Halcyon. Priority entrance will be given to guests with RSVP or ticket. For weekend brunch on New Year’s Day, HOBNOB offers $17 bottomless mimosas at Brookhaven, $18.95 bottomless mimosas at Perimeter, and $17 mimosa pitchers at Halcyon and Atlantic Station. For college football fans, all locations will have TVs tuned to the big games on both days.

NaanStop at Atlantic Station will be open regular hours of 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day serving its mouthwatering menu of naan wraps, rice bowls and fresh salads and more. The Buckhead location also will be open but opening an hour later on New Year’s Day.

“Rring” in the New Year at Rreal Tacos with mouthwatering authentic Mexican street food. All Rreal Tacos locations—Midtown, West Midtown, and Chamblee—will be open during regular hours on both days.

Taco Mac will have TVs tuned in to the big games on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Fans can stop by any location for the irresistible Buffalo wings and a cold beer while enjoying college, NFL, and NBA games. All establishments will operate with regular hours on both days.

All locations of Twisted Kitchen—Midtown, Smyrna, and Marietta—will be open until 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. At Twisted Kitchen, guests start by choosing a pasta, salad, or wrap and then add ingredients from a kitchen full of fresh meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces.

Alpharetta

Guests are invited to spend New Year’s Eve at Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar and savor a four-course prix-fixe menu curated by award-winning executive chef Olivia Hurst. The eatery kicks off 2023 with Champagne and caviar specials along with a mouth-watering dining experience for $95 per person. Enjoy optimal wine pairings for $55 per person. RSVP online.

New Year’s Eve revelers can wine, dine and ring in the new year at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. Executive chef Derek Dollar has planned a specially curated three-course prix-fixe menu for $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The regular menu will not be served. Milton’s reopens on New Year’s Day serving brunch and dinner. Make reservations online.

Offering a taste of land and sea, Ocean & Acre will be open on New Year’s Eve serving its regular menu, switching to a four-course prix-fixe menu with Champagne toast at 4 p.m. The cost is $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). The Alpharetta eatery also will be open on New Year’s day serving its regular menu. Make reservations online.

Buckhead

Cap off 2022 with a four-course prix-fixe dinner at 5Church Buckhead. From 6-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, guests will enjoy a decadent meal along with a half bottle of Champagne for parties of two and full bottles for parties of four. Guests are offered three tiers of dining experiences and reservation times: 6-6:45 p.m. for $90 per person; 7-7:45 p.m. for $100 per person; and 8-10 p.m. for $110 per person. View menus, event details, and cancellation policies and make reservations online.

For a delicious way to ring in 2023, Aria invites guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner from 5:30-10:30 p.m. The Buckhead restaurant will serve its nightly a la carte menu as well as its tasting menu. View the menus and make reservations online.

For a low-key night on the town, guests are invited to Chido & Padre’s on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will serve its classic menu and have a DJ spinning tunes from 10 p.m. until late. Chido & Padre’s will reopen for brunch and dinner on New Year’s Day. Reservations can be made online.

New Year’s Eve diners can add some olé to their New Year’s Eve festivities at Gypsy Kitchen. The Buckhead Village eatery will open at noon on Dec. 31 with the New Year’s Eve celebration starting at 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy the restaurant’s classic menu plus a lobster paella feature, complimentary Champagne toast, and DJ from 10 p.m. until late. Gypsy Kitchen reopens on New Year’s Day at noon. Reservations can be made online.

Johnny’s Hideaway invites guests to dance the night away this New Year’s Eve from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Guests can call 404-233-8026 to reserve a seat for $60. Johnny’s will provide party favors when the ball drops at midnight. View more details online.

Postino WineCafé celebrates the new year by introducing the limited-time NYE Bougie Board + Bottle—a bruschetta board and premium bottle of bubbles for $50. The wine cafe will proceed with regular hours of operations on New Year’s Eve and is accepting reservations for groups of up to eight guests. On New Year’s Day, Postino kicks off brunch at 10 a.m. For more details, follow Postino on Instagram.

New Year’s Eve partygoers are invited to drop anchor at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. The Buckhead restaurant will be open during normal hours serving a surf and turf special featuring filet mignon and butter-poached lobster tail with garlic butter. The restaurant will reopen on New Year’s Day at 11 a.m. Reservations can be made online.

Squeal into the new year at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar. The Buckhead speakeasy is hosting an upscale New Year’s Eve soirée with a select open bar, passed hors d’oeuvre and buffet-style food stations, a Champagne toast, and a DJ. The event runs 9 p.m.-1 a.m. with tickets costing $140 per person. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

The Southern Gentleman will be open on New Year’s Eve serving brunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and reopening for dinner at 5 p.m. The Buckhead Village eatery will serve a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $85 per person and will have a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. The Southern Gentleman will be open for brunch and dinner during normal hours on New Year’s Day. Reservations can be made online.

Umi in Buckhead wows guests with sophisticated Japanese fare on New Year’s Eve. The elevated menu includes dishes like tuna carpaccio, spicy tuna crispy rice, baked lobster tempura with creamy sauce, and a variety of imaginative rolls. Make reservations online.

Decatur

Chef Kevin Gillespie and the team at Revival welcome revelers on New Year’s Eve with a four-course dinner with wine or cocktail pairings. Tickets are available via Resy.

Johns Creek

Sankranti in Johns Creek will be open during normal hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Guests are invited to cap off 2022 or start the new year with tasty Indian fare from Sankranti’s irresistible menu.

Marietta

Cozy Coop in Marietta, an innovative fast-food restaurant that celebrates authentic Southern flavors, will be open during normal hours on New Year’s Eve. Cozy Coop is the perfect destination for filling catering and large holiday orders for parties and dinners. In addition to mouthwatering fried chicken and hearty sides, the Marietta eatery has all the New Year’s superstitions covered with cornbread for gold, collard greens for dollars, and pork ribs for good luck. Guests can place catering orders at least one hour in advance by calling 770-485-2503.

Midtown

5Church Midtown rings in the new year with a four-course prix-fixe dinner from 6-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. In addition to the meal, guests will enjoy a half bottle of Champagne for parties of two and full bottles for parties of four. Guests are offered three tiers of dining experiences and reservation times: 6-6:45 p.m. for $90 per person; 7-7:45 p.m. for $100 per person; and 8-10 p.m. for $110 per person. View menus, event details, and cancellation policies, and make reservations online. For added fun, Virtue Rooftop at 5Church Midtown is hosting an all-inclusive New Year’s Eve rooftop party from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $150, including a five-hour premium open bar, lite bites buffet until 11:45 p.m., and a Champagne tower. Entertainment from DJ DIVIS and Liquid Sky will ensue through the night, and as the ball drops, guests are invited to partake in the countdown and midnight Champagne toast. Cocktail attire is required, but formal attire is preferred. Tickets may be purchased online and are non-refundable. All guests must be 21 years old and older. For a VIP experience, contact scot@5churchatlanta.com for details.

Upbeat Midtown restaurants 10th & Piedmont and Gilbert’s (aka G’s) invite guests to ease into the new year with three days of brunch over Dec. 31-Jan. 2. Menu highlights include chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, crab cake benedict, stuffed French toast, shrimp po’boy, and more. Service times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 2. Make reservations online.

Sandy Springs

SabaRaba’s, the authentic Israeli street food experience in Sandy Springs, will be open on New Year’s Eve from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. offering partygoers a quick and delicious dining option before heading out on the town. The eatery, which operates out of a welcoming yellow shipping container replicating the feeling of a “falafeliya” in Israel, will be open regular hours of 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on New Year’s Day. Guests can place orders online or in-person for takeout or to enjoy at its outside seating area. Guests also can place orders for delivery via Grubhub and Uber Eats

Worth a Drive

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails at the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain, North Carolina, is ready to wine and dine guests as they ring in the new year. Milton’s is serving a lavish four-course prix-fixe meal and a glass of Champagne for $75 per person. Optional wine pairings also will be offered. The ticket price does not include tax and gratuity. Make reservations online

COUNTDOWN TO THE NEW YEAR AT 

THE AVENUE PEACHTREE CITY’S NOON YEAR’S EVE 

The Avenue Peachtree City, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is saying goodbye to 2022 and kicking off the new year with Noon Year’s Eve—a family-friendly celebration and countdown to noon on New Year’s Eve. The celebration is set to be held on Saturday, December 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Parents and their kiddos will celebrate the new year with a confetti cannon countdown to noon. Before the main event, guests can party the day away with a variety of activities including:

  • A dance party with awesome jams spun by a DJ
  • A 360 photo booth to capture memories
  • Face painting and party hat coloring stations

Guests will have the opportunity to grab some sweet snacks, such as craft cotton candy and popcorn, throughout the event. In addition, a local hot chocolate and cider vendor will be on-site collecting donations on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club.

All activities taking place at Noon Year’s Eve will be held at the Central Park green space. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit https://www.avenuepeachtreecity.com

Touchdown to 2023 at Dantanna’s on New Year’s Eve Kick off the New Year at Dantanna’s, a favorite dining and drinking staple in the heart of Buckhead. On Saturday, December 31st, revelers can get a head start on properly closing out the year with Tailgate Happy Hour specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including $8 well cocktails, $5 mimosas, $18 domestic beer buckets, and Bloody Mary pitchers garnished with cocktail shrimp and pickled veggies for $19. Both the Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl will be featured on flat screen TVs throughout the bar and dining room and covered, outdoor patio where dogs are welcome to join the fun. With an expansive menu, guests can enjoy sharable starters, hearty salads, juicy steaks, savory sandwiches and more. For $45, diners can get a seafood fix with a special calamari, shrimp, and catfish platter served with coleslaw and fries for $45. Party goers and football fanatics alike will be treated to a celebratory toast at midnight to bid adieu to 2022 and welcome 2023. Reservations for the dining room are strongly encouraged. Minimum spend based on table size will go into effect after 4 p.m. Dantanna’s is located at 3400 Around Lenox Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation, visit  www.dantannas.com  or call 404-760-8873.

RING IN 2023 AT AMORE E AMORE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA

Featuring a Multi-Course Italian Menu, Music, Dancing, a Champagne Toast and More

Saturday, December 31, 2022 from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Ring in 2023 with food, fun and festivities at Amore e Amore’s New Year’s Eve Extravaganza on Saturday, December 31st. Located in the heart of Inman Park, the neighborhood Italian ristorante known for its authentic cuisine, warm atmosphere, and rotating dining experiences dedicated to pop culture, holidays, and more is pulling out all the stops this New Year’s Eve. Decorated to the nines and with party favors throughout, the celebration kicks off in the main dining room as guests sip on cocktails and indulge in Professor Giovanni’s multi-course menu featuring reggiano parmigiano, pesto and house marinated olives, farm-to-table arugula burrata salad, homemade meatballs, Pappardelle Sinatra, Maine lobster tails, prime filet mignon medallions, an assortment of desserts and more. The party will continue in a dedicated room for dancing that will set the scene for the countdown to midnight and complimentary champagne toast. Reservations earn party goers 21 and older a table for the entire night and are $200 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation for New Year’s Eve, visit www.amoreeamore.com or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl. 

NEW YEAR’S EVE
Atlas: Open 5 p.m. through the New Year for the special evening, guests will experience a Marie Antoinette-themed night complete with a  tasting menu featuring crab royal with pickled and raw vegetables and a delicate gelee, diver scallops with black truffle, almond oil, and braised daikon; foie gras with dark chocolate, poached lobster with root vegetables, and salt-baked pear; peppered venison with squash, mustard, and grand veneur sauce; and pecan pie; with an optional supplement of aged parmesan gnocchi white truffle. $250 per person.
 
The Garden Room:
There will be two options for guests to select from on New Year’s Eve. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Garden Room will be offering a five-course tasting menu. Want to ring in the New Year at The Garden Room? Beginning at 9:30 p.m., the space will become a ticketed Marie Antoinette Cocktail Party. This option, which offers dining from 9:30 p.m. to close, is $403 per person for standard dining, and $150 per person for bar dining. Guests can expect passed hors d’oeuvres, fresh food stations, and a selection of late-night snacks.
 
And of course, toasting the holiday is a must. For any holiday experience at Atlas, guests will be offered a choice to add on one of three unique wine pairing experiences that highlight the subtle nuances in both the dish and the wine. Guests will have the choice between Classic – a general overview of the counties of focus on the wine list, Timeless – a showing of notable producers and vintages known for longevity, and Grand Cru – a custom table-by-table experience showing off Atlas’s most prized labels. 
 
To ensure availability, Atlas and The Garden Room recommend booking as early as possible by calling 404-600-6471 or through Open Table. 


DISTILLERY OF MODERN ART’S AMARO PEACH LAUNCH PARTY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/7/22

Celebrate The Official Launch of Amaro Peach With Craft Cocktails, Light Bights and Live Music!

Thursday, December 15, 2022 From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The wait is over! Join Distillery of Modern Art to celebrate the official launch of their Amaro Peach on Thursday, December 15th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Guests will be welcomed with a handcrafted cocktail featuring the new Italian-inspired, Chamblee-made, digestivo that boasts a light peach flavor. Beyond delicious libations and good cheer, light bites will be available at the celebration for guests to snack on as the Paul Fischer Trio performs lively tunes throughout the evening. Additionally, party goers are invited to explore the latest art instillation showcasing works from Betsy AyersJohn Horne, and Lisa Matrundola. Guests will also receive a specialty bottle of Peach Amaro signed by Distillery of Modern Art Founder Seth Watson and Head Distiller Matt Greif to take home. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Amaro Peach launch party for $75, visit https://distilleryofmodernart.com or call 404-482-2663.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA IS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/4/22

The Battery Atlanta is Home for the Holidays with Live Music, Festive Events and more

Cobb County’s favorite open-air destination celebrates the season with cheery activities

The holiday season is in full swing at The Battery Atlanta, and families are invited to celebrate all month long. From outdoor movie nights to photos with Santa, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can savor the festivities with special restaurant promotions at C. Ellet’s and Garden and Gun Club. The Coca-Cola Roxy continues a full lineup of festive performers throughout the month.

Santa Paws presented by Truist
Thursday Dec. 1, 8, and 15 from 4- 8 p.m.
Paw-rents can bring their furry friends for a special free photo opportunity with Santa Claus. Until Dec. 24 from 4-8 p.m., four-legged friends can enjoy this seasonal treat. More information can be found here.                                                                                                                                                         

Santa’s Post Office presented by Truist
Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 24
Santa Claus will continue the time-honored tradition of greeting local children at his Post Office in The Battery Atlanta through Saturday, Dec. 24.  Santa will set up shop every Friday through Sunday in the Community Corner presented by Truist, located at the corner of Power Alley and Battery Avenue.  Families are invited to bring their handwritten letters to Santa – postage not required – in person at his official Atlanta outpost.  Santa’s helpers will take care of the rest! Truist will have additional activities, photo ops, and giveaways for the whole family, celebrating the holidays and the local community. Instead of a professional photographer, this free opportunity allows parents / guardians to take their own photos of their children interacting with Santa as he listens to their wish lists. As needed, Santa’s Post Office can also be a contactless experience.  More information can be found here.

Tinsel Tavern at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Dec. 1 – 24
Live! at The Battery Atlanta invites guests to experience an over-the-top holiday experience unlike any other. From Dec 1 – Dec 24, The Tavern transforms into Tinsel Tavern, a holiday pop-up bar, featuring an explosion of tinsel & twinkling lights, specialty holiday cocktails & tasty small bites, instagrammable photo moments, themed nights, and more.

Allatoona Jazz Band Holiday Performances
Friday, Dec. 2 and 9 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m.
The Allatoona High School Jazz Band will spread holiday cheer all season long. Visitors can enjoy holiday classics during the hour-long live performances which take place at the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage, courtesy of Holidays at The Battery Atlanta presented by Wellstar. More information can be found here.

New Year’s Eve Bash Presented by Xfinity
Saturday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.
Ring in the new year in style at The Battery Atlanta’s New Year’s Eve Bash presented by Xfinity. Families and kids can enjoy the Early Innings countdown at 6 p.m. in the Plaza, which includes a special performance by GRAMMY nominee Justin Roberts and culminates with an inflatable baseball drop at 8 p.m. The Late Innings will begin at 9 p.m., featuring a special performance by 12 South Band on the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. Kick off the New Year with spectacular aerial fireworks display and pyrotechnics. More information can be found here.

NYE Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.
Visitors are welcomed to celebrate the new year with a Vegas-themed NYE party with casino games, festive decorations, and exclusive access to Sports & Social and PBR Atlanta. Ticket packages include live music, photo opportunities and a midnight champagne toast that spotlights the Times Square Ball Drop on a 32-ft LED Screen. Guests can bask in the ambiance with roaming entertainers, exclusive VIP packages with access to private bars, served food stations and so much more. Get tickets here.

Outdoor Activities:

Xfinity Movie Series
Friday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Xfinity invites the community to gather under the stars and enjoy free family-friendly blockbuster films. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating and can purchase food and beverages from restaurants at The Battery Atlanta to enjoy during the film. The Battery Atlanta does not permit coolers, outside alcoholic beverages or glass containers.

  •  “Jurassic Park” Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Kung Fu Panda” Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by Wellstar
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.

Select Restaurant Promotions:

C. Ellet’s

Prime Rib Wednesday
Wednesdays, from 4-10 p.m.
Patrons are invited to savor the evening with friends at C. Ellet’s Steak House. Every Wednesday in December, guests may enjoy a flavorful 14 oz. cut served with au jus, Yorkshire pudding and horse radish cream. Reservations can be made here.

Jazz Brunch
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Diners are invited to enjoy all that jazz at weekend Brunch. Guests can enjoy a bite of Steak and Eggs benedict or Pancake Paloozas and relax with vibrant music from a live jazz duo. Reservations are available here.

Garden and Gun Club

Sunday Supper
Sunday, Dec. 11 from 5-10 p.m.
Patrons are welcomed to delight in the timeless tradition of Sunday suppers. Each month, Garden & Gun Club’s executive chef Sam Davis collaborates to create a delectable three-course family-style dinner.  More information on the event is available here.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
Coca-Cola Roxy at The Battery Atlanta continues to bring fans a lineup of their favorite performers throughout the month! Review venue safety guidelines and information here.

  • A Day to Remember – Reassembled: Acoustic Theater Tour
    Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
    Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 p.m.
  • R.E.M.’s 40th Anniversary of Chronic Town Celebration Concert
    Thursday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Yacht Rock Holiday Special
    Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Umphrey’s McGee
    Friday, Dec. 30 at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 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.

HOT CHOCOLATE CRAWL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/4/22

Hot Chocolate Crawl Headlines Livable Buckhead’s Holiday Festivities

Decorating trees for Atlanta fire stations, tree lighting in Charlie Loudermilk Park
add to the holiday cheer

On Saturday, December 10, take a break from your holiday shopping to enjoy a cup of delicious hot chocolate – or two or three cups, if you like. For the third consecutive year, Livable Buckhead is hosting a free, family-friendly hot chocolate crawl at eight destinations in and around Lenox Square. Participants can pick up a commemorative ceramic campfire mug and holiday holographic glasses, then stroll along Peachtree sampling hot chocolates and viewing the holiday lights. Local musicians will add to the festive atmosphere with performances at various points along the walking route, with several locations offering specialty cocktails for purchase.

The hot chocolate crawl is part of a month-long slate of events themed “Miracle on Peachtree.” On Saturday, Dec. 3 Livable Buckhead will also co-host a community tree decorating event that will transform Buckhead Village District’s streets into a forest of fully decorated Christmas trees that will be donated to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation to spread holiday chair at fire stations throughout the city. That evening Livable Buckhead and the Buckhead Community Improvement District will celebrate the season with a tree lighting event at Charlie Loudermilk Park.

“Miracle on Peachtree has something for everyone,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Come get a taste of the holiday spirit!”

“Miracle on Peachtree” is sponsored by Audi Atlanta; Lenox Square; Beck; Buckhead Village District; Coro Realty; Georgia Primary Bank; Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; and Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits. For more information on the events, visit https://livablebuckhead.com/holiday/.

FIVE WAYS WORLD OF COCA-COLA IS LIGHTING UP DOWNTOWN ATLANTA THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/22

The holidays are officially upon us, and today, World of Coca-Cola is kicking off the season by announcing the launch of its annual holiday celebration. Now through early 2023, the Atlanta attraction invites friends and families to experience holiday magic and make memories to last a lifetime with larger-than-life decorations, festive family photo opportunities, seasonal beverages and more. In addition, the iconic Coca-Cola Caravan will visit World of Coca-Cola on Dec. 10 to spread holiday joy over shared experiences and moments of magic.

“Each year, we look forward to bringing people together to make memories and celebrate the holidays with us,” said Christophe Lair, Senior Director Retail Operations and Administration. “Coca-Cola has been a part of seasonal celebrations around the world for generations, and World of Coca-Cola has become a must-visit destination and annual tradition for Atlantans and visitors alike looking to experience the magic of the holiday season.”

To make the most of every magic moment, don’t miss these five festive experiences, including:

  1. Get an Insta-worthy photo with the Coca-Cola Caravan: Since lighting up the small screen in a TV ad that first aired in the mid-1990s, the Coca-Cola Caravan has signaled the start of the festive season for nearly three decades. On Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the Caravan will park outside World of Coke for a fun-filled day of holiday celebrations. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and former Atlanta Falcons football players DJ Shockley and Harry Douglas will welcome attendees, and guests will enjoy photo ops, festive games and more.
  1. Enjoy Holiday Décor Galore: Throughout World of Coca-Cola and outside on the green, guests are surrounded by trees aglow with thousands of twinkling lights and giant decorative ornaments, setting the scene for guests to take and share photos of their time together. Inside, enormous Coca-Cola bottles deck the halls, merry tunes keep spirits bright and festive surprises are around every corner. A special exhibit, “Coca-Cola Christmas around the World,” features historic, holiday-themed Coca-Cola artifacts that celebrate the season.  
  1. Sip Exclusive Seasonal Samplings: Year-round, the Taste It! beverage experience features selections from different countries around the world, but during the holiday season, it also includes curated seasonal samplings. This year, the exhibit is offering custom limited time Freestyle mixes such as Coca-Cola Vanilla Swirl, Coke Zero Vanilla Swirl and Sprite Vanilla Frost, among others. QR codes are placed throughout the exhibit to share fun facts and details about the origin of each beverage. 
  1. Make Memories with Sundblom Santa Claus: Inside the Pop Culture Gallery, visitors are invited to explore the history of the Sundblom Santa Claus through a collection of paintings on permanent display. They may also take part in the festive “My Coke Story” activation that celebrates joy, laughter and memories that come with the holiday season. Select stories will be displayed at the attraction for visitors to read and enjoy.
  1. Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers: Before leaving the World of Coca-Cola, guests can take a memento of their visit home with them. The Coca-Cola Store offers a variety of apparel, accessories and commemorative items sure to make ideal holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends. For those who prefer to shop from the comfort of home, CokeStore.com offers even more holiday goodies.

Consumers with questions may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at www.WorldofCocaCola.com to purchase tickets.

NETHERWORLD OFFERING EXCLUSIVE LIGHTS ON TOURS OF ITS 2022 HAUNTS 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/22

Nationally Ranked Haunted House to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look
at the Terror of THE UNDYING HORROR and PARASITIC on Saturday, Dec. 10 

 NETHERWORLD Haunted House, is ending haunt season with one last event for true fans of fright. On Saturday, Dec. 10, NETHERWORLD will host a VIP Lights On tour, giving guests an exclusive look at everything that goes into creating the incredible details at the scariest haunted house in the nation.

NETHERWORLD’s Lights On tour will take fans through both of NETHERWORLD’s 2022 haunts, THE UNDYING HORROR and PARASITIC, with all the lights on and the haunt effects off. Horror lovers will get to see and experience every detail behind NETHERWORLD, in an intimate tour that most haunted house fans could only dream of. Tour-goers will be led by a knowledgeable guide who will fully explore the storylines and production details behind the sets. The event will also feature plenty of photo opportunities at select predetermined locations inside the haunts, and each person will receive a free souvenir printed photo to remember the occasion as well as access to the House of Creeps Monster Museum. Tour groups will contain a maximum of 6 people, and tours will be offered from noon to 5:00 p.m. for $125 per person. To check availability and purchase tickets, click here

“We are incredibly excited to offer this experience for our die-hard fans again this year,” said Ben Armstrong, NETHERWORLD Haunted House Co-Creator. “Giving an inside look at all of the details that go into creating our massive haunted attraction that is NETHERWORLD is the perfect end to a fantastic 26th haunt season.” 

On the day of the Lights On tours, NETHERWORLD’s four thrilling Escape Rooms and Monster Museum will be also open. Tickets for the Lights On tour are on sale now. It is highly encouraged to purchase tickets online, in advance as this event has an extremely limited capacity and will sell out. To purchase tickets for the Lights On tour on Saturday, Dec. 10, please click here.

5CHURCH MIDTOWN CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH A ROOFTOP HOLIDAY BAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Midtown Hotspot Gets in the Holiday Spirit with

Festive Cocktails, Décor, and Music at Virtue Rooftop            

‘Tis the season for celebrating, and 5Church Midtown kicks off the festivities with the launch of its Rooftop Holiday Bar at Virtue Rooftop on Friday, Nov. 25.

Jolly guests will jingle the night away with a selection of holiday-themed cocktails, a menu of light bites from culinary director Rodney Smith Jr., a playlist of holiday tunes and festive décor, and twinkly lights. Drinks from Virtue Rooftop’s full cocktail menu also will be available.

The Rooftop Holiday Bar will be open Thursday-Saturday evenings from 5-11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for those 21 years old and over with no cover charge. Guests are encouraged to check 5Church Midtown’s social media feeds (InstagramFacebook and Twitter) or call in advance for nightly schedules.