WESTSIDE FOOD, BOOZE, & BEER FEST 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/27/23

Saturday, 2/18 at 2pm

Chattahoochee Food Hall

Welcome to The Westside Food, Booze & Brews Fest featuring some of the best spirits, beers, and food at The Chattahoochee Food Works!

Regular Ticket Includes:

🍸 3 Beer Tokens (1 beer token= 5 oz pour)

🍸 1 Liquor Sample

🍸 2 food samples from Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls

🍸 Featuring local beers, ciders, and spirits

🍸 DJ entertainment

🍸 The Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls and full bar available for purchase on own

Lover of all Ticket Includes:

🍸 5 Beer Tokens (1 beer token= 5 oz pour)

🍸 2 Liquor Samples

🍸 2 food samples from Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls

🍸 Featuring local beers, ciders, and spirits

🍸 DJ entertainment

🍸 The Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls and full bar available for purchase on own

VIP Ticket Includes:

🍸 8 Beer Tokens (1 token= 5 oz beer pour)

🍸 4 Liquor Samples

🍸 4 food samples from Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls

🍸 Separate VIP area

🍸 Hour early entry

🍸 Featuring local beers, ciders, and spirits

🍸 DJ entertainment

🍸 The Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls and full bar available for purchase on own

Participating Breweries & Liquor Brands:

🍺 Scofflaw Brewing Co.

🍺 Second Self

🍺 Reformation

🍺 Firemaker

🍺 Monday Night

🍺 Urban Tree Cidery

🍺 Liquor Brands coming soon!

Tickets run $30- $50

Tickets here.

YOUR 3RD SPOT ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/26/23

Dirt was everywhere, a frame of a bar extended down the far wall, a bunch of lumber was piled in the middle of the space, the ceiling wasn’t painted, and the heat inside was sweltering. This was our first look at Your 3rd spot over the summer before their big Fall grand opening where the difference was day and night between then and now. Now, a large wood door opens into a sprawling game-scape where you’re greeted with a corn hole lawn and right behind it is a sweeping bar and above a terrace with a DJ space, curling court, and a great place to people watch. On top of all of this is a whole bowling alley, VIP areas, a gaming area for games like Skee-Ball and arcade games, large outdoor patio with lawn games, and EVEN a darts area. It’s a game lovers paradise. But just when you thought Your 3rd Spot was all about the gaming experience, they WOW with fantastic food and spectacular cocktail menu to elevate the overall experience! Y3S! 

Nothing helps our Skee-Ball game like a few cocktails. Your 3rd Spot has a terrific selection of cocktails like the tiki-inspired Jungle Smoke, smoky Lord Byron Blackberry Smoked Old Fashioned, and the bright Mai Tai. Cool it all down with the Jungle Smoke cocktail that is sweet and tangy from the pineapple, then a slight smoke flavor from the mezcal, and floral notes from the Demerara syrup. Pro tip: make sure to stir up the drink! If you love it fruity, you’ll love the Mai tai, served in an epic tiki glass. This DRAFT cocktail is one part passion fruit, orange, and sweet, and then one part boozy. Sippable and fun. But if you’re looking for something a little boozier, you’re in for a treat from the Lord Byron Blackberry Smoked Old Fashioned. It’s boozy with hints of berry and cinnamon up front with a slight smoke on the end. Plus, can’t decide on what you want? You can get all the draft cocktails in a flight! It comes out in a tower of glass and greenery. It’s pretty epic.  

After a vigorous motorcycle drive around the streets of Miami, a round of delectable shared plates hit the spot. Starting with two of our favorites, the first being the Slow Smoked Short Ribs are tender and meaty with a delicate smoke on the end. Then top with tangy, crispy onions and a tangy and sweet BBQ sauce that rounds out the savory meat. OR you can just dive into the Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice plate. The savory of the tuna, spiciness of the jalapeño, the richness of the soy that balances the slight smoked and rounded out with creamy mayo. It’s a well-rounded bite!  

Moving on to the M3eatballs (yes, with a 3), they were a tender mix of pork, veal, and beef paired with a tangy marinara and a creamy, dreamy, polenta underneath. A wonderful piece of charred, buttery, crispy homemade focaccia is on the side. One of the most unique bites is the amazing Potato Torpedoes that are a bed of crispy skin potatoes wedges. On top is the creamy and rich devilled egg mousse and salty caviar/fish roe! It’s salty, crispy, crunchy, rich, creamy, and then there is that inevitable pop of the roe.  

The next shared plate was another winner, the Wagyu Beef Tartare! The beef tartare itself is tender and savory meat mixed with creamy mayo, a hint of tangy onion, and then surrounded by crunchy, tart pickled carrots. On top mustard seeds are the perfect crunchy and flavorful addition to the bite. Don’t forget to dip away with the spicy, puffed sushi rice for the best bite.  

For our final bite of our epic food journey was the Seared Peking Duck Breast. It is tender and flavorful duck with a sweet and savory sherry gastrique, tangy blood orange, crunchy nuts, all a top creamy leeks. It has so many great flavors so make sure to get everything in one big bite.  

After our meal, we enjoyed unlimited games where I dominated Skee-Ball with a score of 300(!) on one round and John found his favorite driving game and drove around multiple cities on a motorcycle.  

SAVE-THE-DATE: ATLANTA WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/24/23

Saturday, April 22 Noon-7pm

Piedmont Park Promenade

Wines of the World tasting of fine wine from Hungary, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Argentina, Spain & Australian and other regions. Also enjoy Craft Beers, and Craft Spirits in an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE affair. The title says wine but there are all types of adult beverages offered, sampled, and compared. Website: www.atlantawineandjazz.com

TICKET INFO:

GENERAL ADMISSION  $65.00  Early-bird Sale $45.00

*** Limited offer !!! 2 For $90!***

  •    Admission to Event (Lawn Area Only)
  •    Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  •    Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting
  •    One souvenir wine tasting glass
  •    Access to cash bars food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  •    Yard chairs and blankets are welcome. (No picnic baskets or Coolers)

VIP SEATING (FRONT STAGE)        $85.00

  • VIP seating front of the stage (One Resin chair provided) – First Come First Serve seating!
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting
  • One souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to cash bar & food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs 

VIP TENT FIRST ROW            $1800.00

  • Admission to Event for 12 (Guests) 
  • VIP Tent (Front Row to Stage!) 10 X 20 tent
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs, 8x 11 table & one 2-person sofa)
  • Fully decorated tent with décor 
  • Five bottles of wine (1) Red (1) Rose (2) White (1) Sweet
  • 12- premium lunch packages
  • 12- souvenir wine tasting glass & Unlimited wine tasting
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Access to cash bars & food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 48- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice) 
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT SECOND ROW            $1500.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)    
  • VIP Tent (Second Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Fully decorated tent with décor  
  • Four bottles of wine (1) Red (1) Rose (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10- premium lunch packages 
  • 10- souvenir wine tasting glass & Unlimited wine tasting  
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 48- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT THIRD ROW          $1300.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)   
  • VIP Tent (Third Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 ten
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Decorated tent with décor 
  • Three bottles of wine (1) Rose (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10- souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting 
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 24- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT FOURTH ROW          $1095.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)
  • VIP Tent (Fourth Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10- Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Two bottles of wine (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10- souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 24- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT FIFTH ROW          $895.00

  •  Admission to Event for 10 (Guests) 
  •  VIP Tent (Fifth Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10 – Resin chairs & 8x 11 table)
  • Two bottles of wine (1) White (1) Sweet    
  • 10 – souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz    
  • Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting  
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  • 24- bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

VIP TENT SIXTH ROW          $795.00

  • Admission to Event for 10 (Guests)
  • VIP Tent (Sixth Row to Stage!) 10 X 10 tent
  • Seating includes (10 Resin chairs & 8x 11 table) 
  • Two bottles of wine (1) White (1) Sweet
  • 10 souvenir wine tasting glass
  • Access to seven hours of premium live jazz
  •  Unlimited wine & select spirits tasting 
  • Access to cash bars
  • Access to food pavilion featuring acclaimed chefs
  •  24 -bottles of water (Private cooler w/ Ice)
  • Skip the line (Check in)

HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION IN ATLANTA ENTERS FINAL WEEKS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/24/23

Runs until February 28th!

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition now enters its final weeks at 200 Peachtree in Downtown Atlanta. The exhibition will close on February 28, 2023, having welcomed fans of the Wizarding World across the state of Georgia and beyond, including visits from those in all 50 states, 44 countries, and 6 continents!

Enthusiastic reactions to the exhibition have also been received from top media outlets including Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta News First, Paste Magazine, Muggle Net, WSB-TV, and more.

The iconic experience invites fans to experience the behind the scenes magic firsthand. As the exhibition heads into the closing weeks, visitors are encouraged to bring a friend on “Two For One Tuesdays,” a brand new ticket offering that gives guests a fantastic paired price for a limited time.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition Atlanta allows fans the chance to celebrate the wonder of the Harry Potter series as well as and the wider Wizarding World in this unique and interactive way. Upon check in, personalize your experience by picking your Hogwarts house, Patronus and favorite character wand and then earn points for your house throughout the adventure. The spacious galleries encompass over 38,000 sq. ft. giving visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes, engage and walk-through iconic environments including The Great Hall, Hogwarts classrooms, Hagrid’s Hut and The Forbidden Forest. Test your Quidditch skills, place your name on Marauder’s Map and see film costumes, props and artifacts up close in the incredible Exhibition.

To top off the one-of-a-kind experience, the Café features an inspired food and beverage menu, including savory and sweet items and specially themed drinks such as “The Philosopher’s Stone,” a special mix of cranberry, lime and pineapple juices with a splash of soda and an Edible Smoke Bubble, completing the magical presentation.

Guests also can enjoy the retail store with official licensed collectibles and treats including bespoke art from MinaLima, the graphic design duo from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, bottled Butterbeer, notable snacks like Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every-Flavor Jelly Beans, and exclusive Harry Potter: The Exhibition Atlanta items only available in store and online for a limited time. The store and Cafe are open to the public and do not require an Exhibition ticket to visit.

“This will be the only time my fellow Atlantans will have the chance to see this immersive exhibition with hundreds of original props and costumes that were actually used in the movies,” said Tom Zaller, President and CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “With only weeks left, this is a must see for all fans of Harry Potter!

Tickets are available now through February 28. The Exhibition is open Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Friday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase here and start at $25 for children (12 and under) and $29 for adults (13 and over), excluding taxes and fees. Additional ticket offerings include the Flextime ticket starting at $59, good for any time or day, as well as a VIP ticket package good for any time on the date selected and includes a commemorative lanyard, complimentary audio guide and a $10 voucher to be used in the retail store at the Exhibition. Reserve your parking in advance here.

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition was created and developed by Imagine Exhibitions in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Themed Entertainment in association with EMC Presents. 

General exhibition FAQs are here. Interviews with Imagine Exhibitions are available upon request and the digital press kit is here

Visit www.HarryPotterExhibition.com to register for updates on the experience. Fans are encouraged to follow Harry Potter: The Exhibition on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and through the #HarryPotterExhibition hashtag.

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition Atlanta Reviews:

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition fills a particular niche in the Harry Potter fan experience. Where the theme parks might offer interactive, true-to-world elements and a visit to the London studios offers a behind- the-scenes look, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a unique and effective meld of the two.” – Atlanta News First

“One of the biggest and best-selling book and blockbuster movie franchises of our time has set up shop in Downtown Atlanta. It’s called Harry Potter: The Exhibition.” – WSB-TV

“My husband and I had a great time embracing all of the fun callbacks and designs, and it’s also fun to be around others who are pointing things out and delighting in these flourishes as well. Bottom line: I recommend it.” – Allison Keene, Paste Magazine

“If you love the franchise’s costumes, this is the place for you.” – Atlanta Magazine

“Visitors get to see themselves on the Marauder’s Map, see a first edition copy of the book version of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” – Gwinnett Daily Post

“Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, is a breathtaking experience that will take you from one world to another.” – Muggle Net

“The replica set pieces are impressively accurate, including Harry Potter’s tiny cupboard quarters under the stairs before he joins Hogwarts, Hagrid’s huge chair and the telephone booth … that serves as the visitor’s entrance for the British Ministry of Magic Headquarters.” – The Atlanta Journal- Constitution

LOVE AT FIRST BITE: THE BLIND CUPID POP-UP EXPERIENCE IS NOW OPEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/24/23

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar Transforms into Valentine’s-Themed Bar for Festive Dates and Girls’ Nights Out

 The Blind Pig Parlour Bar once again transforms into The Blind Cupid now through the end of February. Guests will fall head over heels for this wildly popular pop-up experience that brings Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle with a menu of swoon-worthy drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor.

The Buckhead speakeasy, long known for its intimate, sophisticated vibe and The Blind Elf pop-up during the holidays, restyles its Victorian-era decor to woo hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike. The Blind Cupid offers guests the perfect place to combat winter blues, whether they are searching for an entertaining girls’ night out, Galentine’s Day celebration or a unique date night. 

The food menu boasts a variety of small plates and desserts for sharing including:

  • Cremini and shiitake mushroom bruschetta with Boursin cheese ($15)
  • Crab bites with remoulade dipping sauce ($15)
  • Steak and chicken skewers (three for $15 and $12, respectively)
  • Bacon-wrapped shrimp (four pieces for $15)
  • Lemon cookies ($4)
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries (four pieces for $8)
  • House-made beignets with fig and strawberry preserves ($6)
  • White and dark chocolate ganache board with assorted fruits and nuts ($15)

There’s a lot to love about The Blind Cupid’s cocktail menu with festive cold and hot options. Among the highlights are:

  • Sweet Tart with my Sweetheart shots with vodka, Aperol, Liquor 43 and lemon juice (two shots for $18)
  • Some Like It Hot with red jalapeño-infused Bacardi, mint, prickly pear and lemon juice ($15)
  • Love You a Latte mixing XXI Martini Espresso and Green Chartreuse ($15)
  • Say My Name with gin, lemon juice, strawberry syrup, passion fruit, soda and egg whites ($15)
  • Con Amor De Abuelita mixing mezcal, Abuelita hot chocolate and chocolate with a piloncillo rim ($15)

In January, The Blind Cupid will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. until late. In February, The Blind Cupid will be open seven days a week, including Galentine’s Day (Monday, Feb. 13) and Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, Feb. 14). Reservations are strongly recommended, and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Blind Cupid is located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.

VALENTINE’S DAY ROUND-UP 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/23

Fall in Love in February at Amore e Amore

Experience the taste of Italy and the celebration of love at Amore e Amore in Inman Park throughout the entire month of February. With a name that means “love and more love”, it’s no surprise the Italian ristorante’s dining room will be adorned with Cupid-approved decorations and feature a multi-course Valentine’s Day menu along with a la carte dinner offerings from Friday, February 1st to Saturday, February 28th. Whether toasting to Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or any day of the year, Amore e Amore provides unparalleled dining experiences that promise not to leave lovers, family and friends heartbroken. The multi-course For Lovers Only Valentine’s Day Menu includes a complimentary glass of bubbly and is $150 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. 

For Lovers Only 

Valentine’s Day Menu

Antipasto – Cold

Reggiano Parmigiano, Pesto & House Marinated Olives 

Classic Caesar Salad

Imported Italian Cold Cuts

Antipasto – Hot

Potato Croquettes 

Homemade Meatballs

Pasta

Heart Shaped Cheese Ravioli ala Vodka

Intermezzo

Homemade Lemon Sorbet & Vodka

Entree Choices

Chicken Parmigiana

Maine Lobster Tails Fra Diavolo

Lamb Osso Bucco

Black Angus Filet Mignon in Vecchia Romagna Brandy with Mushrooms

Dolce

Assortment of Homemade Desserts

Glass of Bubbly 

$150.00 per person plus alcohol, tax & gratuity. 

For more information or to make a reservation, 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.

Sugar Factory’s Crazy for You Insane Milkshake

Kick off the month of LOVE with Sugar Factory Atlanta’s Crazy for You Insane Milkshake available through February 28th 

The Crazy For You Insane Milkshake is made with a blend of strawberry ice cream and New York cheesecake, and served in a red chocolate mug. Topped with whipped cream, cherry gummy hearts, M&M’s, chocolate hearts and gumdrops, and served with two straws, it’s perfect for sharing with your sweetheart!

Atrium

Sun., Feb. 12, 12-4pm – Valentine’s Day “Love Is In The Air” Drag BrunchHosted by drag queens Arrianna Paris and Tatyana Tuesday Dickerson, this special brunch will celebrate the season of love. Guests can enjoy brunch favorites like Challah French Toast with poached strawberries, whipped mascarpone & vanilla maple syrup and The Beltline Sandwich with brown sugar bacon, hashbrown, pickled green tomato, red onion, fried egg & greens for this Valentine’s edition of their classic brunch. Reservations are available here.

Mon., Feb. 13 – Galentine’s Day Dessert + Drink Special

In celebration of love & friendship for Galentine’s Day, Atrium invites guests and their gal pals to enjoy “Love Is In the Air” Dessert + Drink Specials for $21. Suggested pairings include Bananas Foster & Original Punch, Chocolate Tart & Polibbean Punch and Creme Brulee & American Punch. Reservations can be made here.

Tues., Feb. 14 – Atrium’s Valentine’s Day Dinner Whether guests are enjoying dinner for two or a night out with other couples or friends, Atrium is the perfect gathering spot to dine for the occasion. The restaurant will be featuring a “Love Is In the Air” cocktail special: The Lover’s Rock – an exotic daiquiri, that’s a little bitter and a little sweet, just like love. Reservations can be made here.

Aziza

1170 Howell Mill Road Suite P10b

Tues., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Tasting MenuCelebrate Valentine’s Day with a four-course menu from Executive Chef Raul Dominguez & Pastry Chef Nikki Sardon. The prix-fixe menu will be $95 per person with standout dishes like the Lobster Kreplach featuring scallop, preserved lemon butter & parsnip and the Wagyu Strip served with potatoes, feta, kataifi & red chermoula. Reservations are available here.

Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – Special Valentine’s Day Menu at Lazy Betty

Celebrate love the decedent way at Lazy Betty! The restaurant will feature a specialty menu, prepared only for Valentines Day, complete with caviar, foie gras and more, plus elevated wine pairings featuring rare and allocated wines. Tickets are available HERE for $325 – refundable until 7 days prior only. Wine pairings can be purchased in-house the day of the reservation for $175. 

  • Westholme Wagyu Tartar with oyster mayo, miso cured yolk, snail caviar & bitter greens
  • Foie Gras with raspberry terrine, honey poached raspberry, Sicilian pistachio & basil
  • Sunchoke Tortellini with caviar, santa barbara uni & creme fraiche
  • Marrow Poached Kingfish with shoyu vinaigrette, avocado, wasabi & pickled radish
  • Nantucket Bay Scallop with Granny Smith apple vierge, finger lime, yuzu, shiso & D.O.P. olive oil
  • Crown Roasted Dry age Duck with sweet potato & duck confit Tartlette & satsuma mandarin & sauce Bigarade
  • Passionfruit Curd with coconut granita
  • Chocolate Strawberry Mousse with chocolate cake & strawberry ice cream

Chocolate Bonbon Boxes from Lazy Betty – Lazy Betty is offering boxes of handcrafted bonbons for this Valentine’s Day! Pick-up will be available on Tuesday, February 14 from 1-6pm. Available for $20, each box will include four pieces:

  • Matcha White Chocolate Bonbon
  • Baileys Bonbon
  • Strawberry Chocolate Fudge Bonbon
  • Cherry Yuzu Bonbon

Orders will be available for purchase here. There is a 48-hour lead time on orders. Please email rudy.santos@lazybettyatl.com with any questions. 

Lapeer Steak and Seafood: Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – “Lapeer’s Lovers Club”

Lapeer Steak & Seafood will be offering Chef Specials for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are open now and can be made here. Alongside the regular menu, special dishes will include: 

  • Crispy Whole Branzino with sauce piccata, shaved fennel, herbs, capers, grilled lemon and  1980’s Lumberjack
  • Shrimp Tempura add on to your Choice of Steak: Tempura Battered Shrimp with chili and salt

Ponce City Market

Now – Supplies Last – Curated Gifts and Limited Edition Bonbons from French Broad Chocolates

French Broad Chocolates has created several beautifully curated gifts featuring their limited edition Passionfruit and Chocolate Cherry bonbons along with classic favorites like Caramelized Hazelnuts and luscious Sipping Chocolate. Beautiful gift sets, little blue boxes of bonbons, chocolate bar collections and chocolate-covered treats; each gift is handcrafted with love and ready to be shared. Visit the Ponce City Market boutique store or order online HERE before they sell out. Supplies are limited so be a lover not a procrastinator and get orders in soon! Images can be found here.

Through Sat., Feb. 18 – Single & Bitter Pop-Up at Biltong Bar

Love is in the air at Biltong Bar! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Biltong Bar transforms into a Single & Bitter pop-up that will run through February 18! The Single & Bitter experience will offer spectacular Valentine’s themed craft cocktails along with festive decor throughout the space.

9 Mile Station Igloos at THE ROOF at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Roof is excited to bring Igloo experiences, made famous by the Skate The Sky holiday season, back to 9 Mile Station for Valentine’s Day 2023. Expect stunning 360-degree views of the city and a dining experience perfect for a Valentine’s date or a night out with friends. Each private Igloo includes a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne, a five-course, prix-fixe menu for each guest, carefully curated wine pairings and a dozen roses for the table to take home. Igloos are available to book HERE. Dates open for the experience include Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14.

There will also be a prix-fixe dinner experience inside 9 Mile Station on The Roof, coupled with optional wine pairings, cocktails and beer suggestions from their award-winning beverage team. This unique curated dining experience is a perfect way to celebrate the evening.

Donut Boxes at Five Daughters Bakery 

Sign up for their mailing list to receive the flavor reveal! Boxes will be available only for pre-orders and can be picked up in store on February 12, 13 and 14. 

Fri., Feb. 10 – Tues., Feb. 14 – Special Flavors at Honeysuckle Gelato

Limited-time Valentine’s Day flavors will be made in small batches and available from February 10 through February 14 only. The flavors include:

  • Rose Petal Raspberrygelato made from steeping actual rose petals at the dairy base, then churned and layered with homemade raspberry jam
  • White Chocolate Cherrywhite chocolate gelato with an amarena cherry swirl

Food & Drink Specials at Umbrella Bar

Umbrella Bar will be offering bouquets of Korean corndogs for two wrapped in pink and red Valentine’s butcher paper, plus a drink special for couples and a drink special for singles.

City Winery Atlanta

Sun., Feb. 12, noon – Trey Daniels Valentine’s Day Jazz Brunch

Valentine’s Day Specials from Fresh HarvestFood-lovers can make this Valentine’s Day special with new items from Fresh Harvest including heart-shaped ravioli from Pasta Mami and filet mignon specials from Hunter Cattle plus a selection of cards and romantic candles. Available to order here beginning January 30.

Guests can enjoy a brunch buffet at City Winery Atlanta while taking in a romantic jazz performance by Trey Daniels beginning at noon. Soloist, composer, soulful bandleader and award-winning saxophonist Trey Daniels is an inspiration for his generation in jazz, funk, R&B and Hip Hop. The Florida native and Atlanta resident blends his experience with captivating energy while creating beautiful soundscapes across genres. In Daniels’ recent 2021 release, he draws on his influences from the likes of Stevie Wonder, H.E.R., Gerald Albright, Kenny Garrett and Miles Davis to embody vibrant and relentless creativity. Ticket price does not include brunch buffet or gratuity – tickets can be purchased here for $30-35.

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HEARTS ARE AFLUTTER OVER VALENTINE’S DAY MEALS AND SPECIALS

Atlanta Restaurants Entice Guests for Romantic Nights Out

There’s more to love than ever at Atlanta restaurants this Valentine’s Day. Atlanta chefs lure guests with a variety of sweet deals and swoon-worthy special menus. From Galentine’s night out at HOBNOB and multi-course meals at Aria and 5Church to live music and dancing at Sankranti and festive pop-up experiences at The Blind Cupid and Virtue Rooftop, Atlanta restaurants are spreading the love throughout Valentine’s week.  

Buckhead

Cupid is paying a visit to 5Church Buckhead on Valentine’s Day. The restaurant is offering a romantic four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings for $100 per person with a half-bottle of Champagne per couple and $120 per person with a full bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu highlights include scallop crudo, sweet potato bisque, fig salad, shrimp and grits, duck confit tagliatelle, beet risotto, filet mignon, black cod, Springer Mountain Farms chicken with blue grits aligot, and dessert. The regular menu will not be offered. Make reservations online.

Love is in the air at Aria in Buckhead. The elegant restaurant lures guests on Valentine’s Day with a four-course prix fixe menu with multiple options. The cost is $115 per person, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations start at 5:30 p.m. and can be made online

Gypsy Kitchen transports guests to the Mediterranean for a culinary adventure this Valentine’s Day. The Buckhead Village eatery will be showcasing its classic dinner menu along with curated chef features, innovative cocktails and a romantic setting. Chef features include a seafood lobster paella, shrimp, and crab fritters, grilled 16-ounce prime New York steak and a seared duck breast with brown butter parsnip purée. Make reservation online.

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill whisks guests away to the beach for a relaxing date night this Valentine’s Day. The neighborhood beach house will feature its classic menu along with specials including sesame honey-glazed grilled salmon served over a bed of spinach aglio ($26.95) and grilled whole Maine lobster served on baked fettuccine with heirloom tomatoes and feta ($56.95). Reservations can be made online.

Love is making the rounds at The Blind Cupid, the Valentine’s pop-up bar at The Blind Pig Parlour Bar.  Hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike will go wild for this popular experience that brings Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle with a menu of festive drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor. The Blind Cupid will be open for a brief fling beginning Jan. 20 through the end of February. In January, days and hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. until late. In February, The Blind Cupid will be open seven days a week including Galentine’s Day (Feb. 13) and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14). Reservations are strongly recommended, and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Southern Gentleman presents a four-course meal on Feb. 14 that will sweep guests off their feet. Highlights include white truffle crostini, whipped pimento cheese and piccalilli relish; grilled jumbo shrimp with smoked tomato butter and sopping toast; white corn soup with black truffle and cornbread croutons; seared dayboat scallops with parsnip puree, savoy spinach and curry fried shallots; grilled pork tenderloin with sweet potato grits, spring vegetables, Marsala cream and demi; and choice of chocolate ganache tart or vanilla bean cheesecake for dessert. Cost is $79 per person excluding tax and gratuity. View the full menu and make reservations online

Storico Fresco marks the season of amore with a special heart-shaped ravioli available Feb. 7-17. The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Reservations can be made online.

Italian wine bar Storico Vino is decorating with a “San Valentino” theme and bring back its heart-shaped ravioli over Feb. 7-17 (including Monday, Feb. 13 when normally closed to give guests and extra day to celebrate). The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Storico’s ravioli pairs perfectly with the eatery’s selection of Italian wines and classic Italian cocktails. Reservations can be made online.

West Midtown

Traditional Italian restaurant Forza Storico is serving its menu of classic Roman dishes along with a heart-shaped ravioli special over Feb. 7-17 (including Monday, Feb. 13 when normally closed to give guests and extra day to celebrate). The ricotta-pecorino cheese ravioli is served with brown butter, sage and pine nuts and is topped with Parmesan cheese. Reservations can be made online.

Your 3rd Spot invites guests to ditch traditional chocolates and flowers this Valentine’s Day and celebrate love with a fun gaming experience, world-class food, and incredible vibes. Located in The Works on Atlanta’s Upper Westside, Your 3rd Spot is the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused bowling, arcade, darts, curling and more experience with five-star food and drinks. Couples, singles, families and friends can book online for an unforgettable Valentine’s game night with seatings from 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. The cost is $113 and includes a specialty menu, gaming passes and two specialty cocktails. The exclusive excursion promises plenty of room for Instagrammable photos and TikTok videos.

Midtown

5Church Midtown rolls out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day with a romantic four-course prix fixe menu with optional wine pairings for $100 per person with a half-bottle of Champagne per couple and $120 per person with a full bottle of Champagne per couple. Menu highlights include scallop crudo, sweet potato bisque, fig salad, shrimp and grits, duck confit tagliatelle, beet risotto, filet mignon, black cod, Springer Mountain Farms chicken with blue grits aligot and dessert. The regular menu will not be offered. Reservations can be made online. Upstairs, Virtue Rooftop, the sexiest rooftop bar in Midtown, transforms into a Be My Valentine pop-up bar over Feb. 2-19. From 5 p.m. until late, guests will step into a world of romance boasting love-inspired cocktails perfect for couples or those embracing the single life; indulgent foods from sweet treats to personal fondue stations; and a rotating playlist guaranteed to set the mood. Be My Valentine pop-up is first come, first served for those 21 and older.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar, the Atlanta dining institution located inside the historic Georgian Terrace hotel, spreads the Valentine’s Day love over three evenings, Feb. 10 and 11 from 5-11 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 5-10 p.m. Executive chef Steven Meese has planned a prix fixe menu showcasing a mixture of local and European influences. Highlights include she-crab soup with sherry foam and chives; tuna crudo with ponzu, pickled cucumber and matcha crisp; filet and butter-poached lobster with saffron risotto and sugar snap peas; rack of lamb with pecan gremolata, farro, roasted winter vegetables and lamb jus; a special heart-shaped dessert and more. The cost is $150 per person, and reservations can be made online.

Poncey-Highland

Normally closed on Tuesday, Southern Belle + Georgia Boy welcomes diners on Valentine’s Day. Southern Belle will serve a five-course tasting menu with upgrades available, and Georgia Boy will serve its normal tasting menu. Make reservations for Southern Belle and Georgia Boy online.

Alpharetta/Johns Creek

Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar spreads the love with a variety of specials over Feb. 10-14. For starters, guests can splurge on caviar service boasting Osetra golden caviar with classic accoutrements and house-made blini ($130); add two glasses of Champagne for an additional $30. Oyster specials include four roasted West Coast oysters with Champagne foam ($17) and West Coast oysters with house mignonette and cocktail sauce (six for $19 or 12 for $35). The entrée special features braised short rib ossobuco for two with orzo pasta, crispy shallots, and jus ($79) and chocolate-covered strawberries (six for $8 or 10 for $10) or chocolate ganache hearts (two for $16) for dessert. Sparkling, white, red and a supersonic wine flight also will be available ($23-$60). Reservations can be made online.

Ocean & Acre is popping some bubbly and bringing on the seafood towers for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. The Alpharetta eatery celebrating fare from land and sea is featuring its classic menu in addition to chef specials including pan-seared Chilean sea bass ($48), lemon rosemary rack of lamb ($52) and a surf and turf with a six-ounce center-cut filet and lobster tail ($45). In addition to wine specials, Ocean & Acre is mixing a special Cupid’s Kiss cocktail made with tequila, triple sec, lime, strawberry puree, coconut cream and garnished with coconut flaked rim and strawberry heart ($15). Make your reservations online

On Saturday, Feb. 11, Sankranti invites guests to a Valentine’s night to remember. Guests will start the night with a special four-course dinner in the candle-lit restaurant. Along with dinner, there will be live music, dancing and special giveaways. Reservations for groups of two, four or six can be made online; reservations for odd-numbered parties or parties larger than six can be made by calling 770-242-6899.

Crabapple

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails invites guests to cozy up with a special someone over a three-course prix fixe dinner on Feb. 13 and 14. The unforgettable evening costs $85 per person. Reservations can be made online.

Multiple Locations

Valentine’s celebrations begin early at all HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations. The Atlantic Station and Halcyon locations are throwing a Galentine’s Party on Saturday, Feb. 11 with ladies’ night and Champagne flight specials, $5 sweetheart shots and DJ tunes starting at 8 p.m. Admission is free with reservation: Atlantic Station reservation and Halcyon reservation. Over Feb. 11-14, Brookhaven and Perimeter locations invite guests for dinner along with Champagne flight specials and $5 sweetheart shots. On Feb. 14, all locations will offer Valentine’s trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. with bonus prizes for couples. Reservations can be made online

Marlow’s Tavern sets forth a special four-course Valentine’s Day menu for lovebirds. Among the options are jumbo lump crab cake, warm brie fondue, classic Caesar salad, grilled center-cut filet with broccoli casserole, pumpkin-crusted trigger fish and warm molten chocolate cake. The cost is $45 per person and $65 with wine pairings. Menus may vary by location so guests are encouraged to call their neighborhood tavern for more details and make reservations online

NaanStop gets in on the Valentine’s Day action with a February buy one, get one free promotion. Diners who purchase an entrée, side and a drink will get a free entrée for their date or friend. Naanstop serves a mouthwatering menu of naan wraps, rice bowls and fresh salads and more. NaanStop’s promotion is available only to loyalty members and runs through Feb.15; guests can sign up for the program when checking out.

For those looking for a lowkey, romantic Valentine’s Day without reservations, waits and crowds, Postino WineCafe’s date night to-go packs are just the solution. Options include “Takeout & Make Out” with one Snacky Thing, a bruschetta, a board and a salad ($55/feeds two) and “Snacks in The City” with three Snacky Things, a bruschetta, a board and salad ($80/feeds four-six). Don’t forget the wine: guests can add select bottles to go for $24 each. Postino’s Valentine’s specials are available for takeout only at both locations—Buckhead and newly opened West Midtown—Feb. 6-17, and orders can be placed online. Postino is always the perfect destination for groups of friends to gather, pop bottles, have snacks and enjoy one another’s company, and Wine Cult memberships make a perfect gift for a special someone.

Out of Town

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails in Black Mountain, North Carolina, lures guests for a Valentine’s Day getaway and romantic dinner. Guests will cozy up with a special prix fixe menu for $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make reservations online.

WINE & DINE AT ENZO STEAKHOUSE & BAR’S FIVE-COURSE PAIRING DINNER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/18/23

Featuring Handpicked Italian Wines and a Special Menu Created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio

Thursday, January 26, 2023 Beginning at 5 p.m.

Sip, swirl and indulge in a five-course Italian wine dinnerat ENZO Steakhouse & Bar on Thursday, January 26, 2023.  With reservations beginning at 5 p.m, wine lovers are invited to explore a curated selection of white wine, Italian reds, and a dessert wine that compliment Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio’s special dinner menu featuring fresh seafood, perfectly prepared meats, pasta, and a decant dessert. Tickets to ENZO’s Wine Dinner are $125 per person and available for purchase at enzo-itl.com.

ENZO’S WINE DINNER MENU
Acinum Prosecco, Veneto Scallops Crudo Tomato Vinaigrette, Basil Oil, Pine Nuts Pangrattato   

San Leonardo Vette Sauvignon Blanc, Trentino Carne Salada Carpaccio  Mustard Aioli, Crispy Artichokes, Pickled Salsify, Taggiasca Olives  

Pecchenino Botti Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont  Agnolotti Nel Vino Braised Short Rib, Nebbiolo Wine Broth, Baby Turnips, Robiolina Cheese  

Camigliano Brunello Di Montalcino, TuscanyVeal Saltimbocca Prosciutto San Daniele, Taleggio Cheese, Asparagus  

Cantine Colosi Passito, SiciliaBomboloni Pistacchio Crème, Candied Fruit

ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.  

RED’S BEER GARDEN TURNS THREE IN 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/18/23

Three Parties, Great Eats, Anniversary Collaboration Beer Release, Giveaways and More

Festivities Kick Off on Monday, January 30, 2023

Good things come in threes so Ed and Kristen “Red” Sumpter, founders of Red’s Beer Garden, are celebrating the third anniversary of their local haunt with three beer-infused birthday parties and the release of a special anniversary collaboration beer with Elsewhere Brewing.


On Monday, January 30th, the festivities will kick off with an all-you-can-eat Three-Year Anniversary Dinner featuring a “mini snack attack” menu. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., party goers can dig into a miniaturized assortment of Red’s favorites including crostinis, pulled pork sliders, smoked lemon pepper wet chicken wings, chicken salad bites, corn puppies, avocado crostinis, mini cupcakes, and pretzel bites with a (wait for it…) beer cheese fountain. Tickets are $55 per person and include a mini snack attack, an anniversary beer glass, and a 23 oz pour of BFFs: Beer Friends Forever, Red’s anniversary collaboration beer with Elsewhere Brewing. Tickets are for ages 21 and up and must be purchased in advance at www.redsbeergarden.com

Next up is Red’s Three-Year Bottle Share on Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. For $40 per person, beer lovers will be able to sample six to eight rare brews including sour, dark and Belgian offerings handpicked by go-to beer aficionado Kristen “Red” Sumpter. Guests can also talk it up with the experts from Liberator Distributing and get the latest scoop on all things beer in 2023. For the full bottle list and to purchase tickets (ages 21 and up), visit www.redsbeergarden.com


Finally, revelers of all ages are invited to join the fun at Red’s Three-Year Anniversary Birthday Bash on Saturday, February 4th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event will takeover their dinning room and expansive, dog-friendly beer garden and marks the official rollout of BFFs: Beer Friends Forever to the public. Available on draft and in cans, the Belgian-style witbier beer is the perfect companion to Red’s expansive hot dog offerings, hearty sandwiches, snacks and sharables. As always, Kristen and Ed will have an impressive local draft list, special bottles and cans, kombuchas, seltzers, wine and more. Each beer purchase comes with a raffle ticket that enters guests to win a variety of prizes, including gift cards, beers, and merchandise. Winners will be announced every hour, on the hour, and must be present to claim their reward. 

For more information, visit redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299. Red’s Beer Garden is nestled between Grant Park and East Atlanta in Benteen Park at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @redsbeergarden.       

DISTILLERY OF MODERN ART EVENTS JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2023

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/16/23

DISTILLERY OF MODERN ART CONTINUES TOP SHELF COMEDY SERIES   

Stand-Up Comedy Show Serving Up Laughs, Cocktails, Art and More    

Thursday, January 19, 2023 From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Atlanta, GA (January 12, 2023) - As we enter in to a new year, Distillery of Modern Art continues its Top Shelf Comedy series, a monthly stand-up show featuring the best of Atlanta’s comedians. On Thursday, January 19th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, host Amy Brown and comedians Amanda Marks, Carlette Jennings and Paul Ollinger will deliver a healthy serving of non stop laughs. Seating is first come, first served, so guests are encouraged to arrive early to grab a craft cocktail and mingle with fellow comedy lovers. Beyond the signature drinks made with in-house spirits, mocktails from Distillery of Modern Art’s zero-proof menu are available for guests as well as snacks, cheese, charcuterie and sweets from The Spotted Trotter. Tickets for Top Shelf Comedy are available for $20 for ages 21 and up. For more information visit or to purchase tickets, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-shelf-comedy-at-distillery-of-modern-art-tickets-485444747307 or call  404-482-2663. Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook and on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart.   

Next Top Shelf Comedy event will be on Feb 23rd!

Photo cred: Sarah Hanna

VALENTINE’S DAY CALLIGRAPHY CLASS

Sun., Feb.. 11, 2-4 p.m.

Tickets above.

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special and gift a hand written love letter. Come alone to learn how to write a letter in modern calligraphy or bring your lover with you as a cute Valentine’s Day activity.

In this class, you’ll learn the basic process of building letters in modern styles with guides, worksheets, and instruction. You’ll also receive a beginner kit of calligraphy materials including a pen holder, nibs, ink, and of course paper. During the last portion of class I’ll walk you through creating a layout for your letter and how to apply the skills you learned to a final piece.

No prior calligraphy experience is necessary. We’ll be covering how to use the materials as well as how to build letters, write words, and layout a final piece of calligraphy.

TICKETS INCLUDE:

  • 2 hours of instruction
  • building letters worksheet
  • guidelines worksheet
  • Valentine’s Day card templates
  • beginner kit (straight holder, 3 starter nibs, 1 pot of black sumi ink, 1 pot of red ink)
  • one mocktail or cocktail

GALENTINE’S DAY COOKIE DECORATING CLASS

Mon., Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tickets above.

Join Cookies By Jenny for a fun evening of decorating Galentine’s Day cookies at the wonderful Distillery of Modern Art in Chamblee!

Your ticket includes the delicious signature cocktail “Chamblee ’22,” and everything needed to decorate 6 festive cookies.

No experience necessary. Must be 21+

VALENTINE’S DAY COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND TASTING

Tue., Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m.

Tickets above.

Join Chef Naina Bhedwar, Culinary Instructor, Personal Chef and all-round spice expert, for a delicious Valentine’s Day experience at Distillery of Modern Art.

Your palate will be enticed with an entertaining and information-packed Cooking Demonstration and Tasting, featuring both a savory and sweet treat drawing on Chef Naina’s Persian background. Distillery of Modern Art will round out this offering with two beautifully paired cocktails to complete the experience.

Valentine’s Day is all about love so come and share our love for delectable food, refreshing tipples and togetherness!

Tickets are $50/person and include:

Focaccia | saffron cream cheese | delicate pickled vegetables
Persian Love Cake | citrus crème fraiche

Two cocktail samples

(Please note: the menu is vegetarian, and includes eggs, dairy, gluten, and nuts. Dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated).

EVENTIDE BREWING TO HOLD 9TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/11/23

Saturday, January 28

Noon to 9pm

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is celebrating its last year in single digits with an ‘On Cloud Nine’ themed party, special release brews, entertainment and more 

On January 28, Eventide Brewing will host a celebration that’s sure to put Atlantans ‘On Cloud Nine.’ 

The anniversary party will feature three limited-edition beers on draft, including the Scarlet Zenith Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad, Head in the Clouds Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout and Cloudberry American Wheat. The Scarlet Zenith and Head in the Clouds will also be available in beer bombers for to-go purchase. 

Additionally, there will be kid-friendly activities until 4 p.m., food vendors, cotton candy, a balloon drop for prizes, live bands and karaoke into the night.

Eventide’s 9th anniversary celebration is a ticketed event with three options: general admission, fan ticket and VIP. To purchase advance tickets, visit: eventidebrewing.com/merch. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page

Cost:

General admission ticket: $15 –  Includes entry and two draft pours. 

Fan ticket: $35 – Includes entry, four draft pours and your choice of one anniversary beer bomber.

VIP ticket: $90 – Includes entry, unlimited draft pours and both anniversary beer bombers.