NIGHTMARE IN ATLANTA IV – HALLOWEEN PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/19

Saturday, October 26th at 9 pm

Republic Nightclub

Atlanta Nightlife Presents the 4th Annual Nightmare in Atlanta considered Atlanta’s Premiere Halloween Bash! Being held at all-new Republic Nightclub said to be “Atlanta’s Latest Edition to Nightlife & Top Rated Nightclub in the City.” The bash will include 3 top ATL DJ’s and amazing VIP Perks with open bar from 9 pm to 12 am. It’s time to make your dreams a reality this Halloween at the official Atlanta Halloween Party! Beware of the absolute awesome time you will have this historic Atlanta venue which features multiple rooms, dance floors, top Atlanta DJs, VIP open bar ticket, VIP tables available and much more.

Here are some of the Highlights that await you:

Atlanta’s Biggest and Best Halloween Bash with an expected attendance of up to 1,000 or more people
Costume Contest: with Prizes
-Best Costume
-Best Couple/Group
-Most Original Costume
Freddie VIP Open Bar Tickets
-Open Bar Tickets 9pm til 12am for (call drinks, beer, and wine)
-Upgrade Halloween party favors
-Private Vampire VIP Tables are available for purchase with premium bottle service!

-Top Atlanta DJs Masked Beatz, Lost Seekers, Captain Malik  The Human DJ playing all our Halloween night hits
-State of the Art Sound System and LED Wall Lighting to rock this party til the am
-Multiple areas to mingle
-Beads, candy and Glow party favors while supplies last
and more…

Tickets run anywhere from $10 and up. VIP $40 and up. Tickets can be purchased here.

HAVEN’S ANNUAL FALL PATIO PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/19

HAVEN RESTAURANT & BAR TO HOST THEIR ANNUAL FALL PATIO PARTY ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

Celebrate Halloween & Cap Off Patio Season at HAVEN with Seasonal Bites, a Selection of Beer & Wine & Live Music

$35 Includes Food & Drink; No Reservations Required

 HAVEN Restaurant and Bar, the upscale neighborhood eatery in Brookhaven celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, will host their beloved annual Fall Patio Party on Wednesday, October 30. Each year, the restaurant marks the beginning of patio season with a spring party and end of patio season with fall party. The gathering on their spacious outdoor patio features seasonal food, drinks and live music.

This year’s affair will be Halloween themed and run from 7-10pm, and HAVEN’s Executive Chef Joe Macy will grill seasonal bites on the patio’s Big Green Egg. The menu will feature BBQ favorites like Sliced Brisket, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Grilled Scallops and Shrimp, Hot Dogs and Smoked Chicken Wings alongside sides including brussels sprout apple slaw; field pea and farro salad; roasted sweet & fingerling potatoes, beets and squash; green salad; mac and cheese and a selection of beer and wine. Guests can enjoy live tunes from local cover band Grose, Hill & Callahan and are invited to dress in their best Halloween costumes for a chance to win first, second or third place prizes.

Reservations are not required, and attendance to the event is $35, which is inclusive of food and select beer and wine. Cocktails will also be available for purchase. For guests who wish to stay for dinner after the party, reservations can be made for a table inside the restaurant where the regular menu will be served (please call 404-969-0700 or visit havenrestaurant.com).

BOCADO CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/19

BOCADO––THE ACCLAIMED LOCAL RESTAURANT IN ATLANTA’S WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD––CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY WITH FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS & DEBUT OF NEW DESIGN

On October 22-24, the Restaurant Will Feature Anniversary Giveaways, Half-Priced Burger Stacks, Ten Percent Off Select Dishes, $10 Cocktails & More

Reimagined Interior Features Composed, Casual Design with Rich Color Palette, Intimate Seating & Revamped Bar Area

BOCADO, the acclaimed local restaurant on Atlanta’s Westside, announces the debut of its new design and a lineup of celebratory food and drink specials and giveaways in celebration of its tenth anniversary. From Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 24, BOCADO will offer half-priced Double Stack Burgers during lunch and dinner, $10 dinner cocktails and ten percent off favorite dishes in which ten percent of proceeds will be donated to the Covenant House Georgia. Additionally, ten lucky customers at the restaurant will win $50 BOCADO gift cards each day during the three-day period.

A longtime neighborhood staple along West Midtown’s bustling Howell Mill Road, BOCADO has been transformed to feature a composed, casual design welcoming locals and visitors alike to gather and share a meal at one of Atlanta’s most beloved local dining destinations. Upon entering the newly redesigned 3,000-square-foot restaurant, guests are greeted with a rich color palette of deep blues and greens complemented with warm wood furnishings, plush upholstery and classic touches.

Blue velvet curtains draped from the ceiling divide the once open area into two intimate dining spaces. Here, guests can cozy up in the tall, button-tufted leather booths that carve out BOCADO’s side wall, or opt for a seat along the navy, velvet-backed benches that run parallel with accompanying wood tables and chairs at the center of the space. Everything within is illuminated by a series of elegant light fixtures that emit a soft, warm glow as the restaurant moves from lunch to dinner and late night service.

BOCADO’s expansive bar––celebrated for its inventive craft cocktails and wide selection of beer and wine––has also been reimagined. Tucked away at the restaurant’s back, the bar is outfitted with a row of mid-century leather stools, dark oak shelving and a wood-lined ceiling with recessed lighting, serving as a quiet corner escape for those looking to lounge and imbibe.

“It’s exciting to share BOCADO’s new look with Atlanta,” says owner Brian Lewis. “Over the past decade, we’ve been lucky to grow with the surrounding Westside neighborhood and be inspired––both on our menu and in the redesign––by the neighbors and friends we’ve met along the way. We’re honored to continue creating a welcoming space where our guests can enjoy a delicious meal together, and can’t wait to celebrate with the community.”

Housed in a former woodworking shop, BOCADO first opened on Atlanta’s Westside in 2009. In the decade since its installment, the restaurant has garnered local and national acclaim for its seasonally driven and locally sourced food menu highlighting small and shareable plates, sandwiches––like the famed Double Stack Burger––larger entrees and sides, as well as a drink program of creative craft cocktails, beer and wine.

Please visit bocadoatlanta.com and follow along at @BOCADOatl for the latest news (and giveaways).

ROSWELL FOOD & BEVERAGE FESTIVAL SHEDS LIGHT CULINARY EXCELLENCE OF THE ROSWELL AREA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/19

All-inclusive culinary tasting experience with local Roswell and vicinity bites and libations, chef demonstrations, wine 101 seminar, even a whole animal breakdown!

Sunday, October 27th 2 pm (1 pm VIP)

Connexion Shopping Center

Atlanta, GA – You are cordially invited to a culinary experience and cutting-edge event where attendees, Roswell chefs, and spirit experts gather for a spectacular food and beverage adventure. Our indulgent all-inclusive tasting will take place in the Connexion Shopping Center Parking Lot (where From the Earth Brewing Co. is located) on Sunday, October 27th from 2-5 pm (VIP 1 pm). Guests will feast on a delicious journey tasting bites and beverages from Roswell’s finest restaurants, breweries, cafes and local joints.

The Roswell F&B Festival has been created to further highlight one of Roswell’s core industries and tourism products throughout the City: our amazing food and beverage offerings. Spearheaded by Tim Stevens, owner of From the Earth Brewing Co., the Roswell F&B Festival Committee is made up of representatives from the community’s breweries, restaurants, wine markets, City of Roswell Special Events Committee, and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Recognizing that a true single-day food event has not occurred in quite some time, the committee has organized a 4-hr event, with an additional hour of VIP access. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $125 for VIP and can be found here. General admission includes 2 pm entry, unlimited food and drink tastings, and a killer F&B experience, while VIP includes early entry, VIP lounge by 13 Hub Lane, reserved wine selection, limited release beers from FTE like the Kentucky Cosmonaut, a whiskey barrel aged Imperial Stout, as well as a Berliner Weiss, and more.

Roswell F&B Festival’s prime focus will be on local chefs and independently-owned restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer samples of a variety of menu offerings throughout the day. Beer, wine and cocktails will also be served throughout the event, and participants can expect to learn more about appropriate wine pairings and craft beer in general. However, most notably, the festival is different than a traditional “Taste of” event, in that it will feature interactive demonstrations throughout its duration. Attendees can expect to see demonstrations that include ceramic smokers, open fire cooking, mixology, and whole animal breakdown, to name a few. The event will also include a butcher demonstration, Wine 101 seminar, cocktails and beer from Roswell’s local bartenders and breweries.

Restaurants include From the Earth Brewing Company, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Ceviche, Vin 25, Bistro VG, Foundation, The Grub Gastro Pub, Citizen Soul, and many more, while also featuring a collaboration beer by From the Earth Brewing Company, Variant, and Gate City for everyone to taste!

More information: https://www.roswellfandb.com/

SIXTH ANNUAL SAINTS AND SINNERS BALL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/6/19

Halloween Bash Featuring The Glorious Sons, Badflower, and Weathers and With Drink Specials, Surprises and Much More!  
Saturday October 26, 2019 Beginning at 8 p.m.   
 
Atlanta, GA–  Spooky surprises lurk around every corner this Halloween when ALT  105.7 and Park Tavern join forces again to bring this devilish tradition alive  at the sixth annual Saints & Sinners Ball on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Kicking off  at 8 p.m., saints and sinners alike are invited to descend upon Park Tavern in their most hauntingly sexy costumes for this annual Halloween bash. Featuring electrifying live music performances by The Glorious Sons, Badflower, and Weathers,  the high-energy night will also feature themed drink specials and plenty of  spooktacular surprises.  For ages 21 and up, tickets are available starting at  $20, plus applicable fees, at  www.bigtickets.com/events/radio1057/saints-and-sinners-park-tavern-oct-26-2019. Park Tavern is located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline

3RD ANNUAL RHYTHM AND BREWS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/6/19

Festival features live music, food, craft beer and wine

Saturday, October 26th at 5:30 pm

GREENSBORO, GA Reynolds Lake Oconee and OPAS (Oconee Performing Arts Society) are excited to present the third annual Rhythm & Brews Festival. The festival will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Reynolds Lake Oconee’s historic Sandy Creek Barn.

Headlining the 2019 festival are five world-renowned rock stars, including Scott Stapp of Creed, Jason Scheff of Chicago, Emmerson Hart of Tonic, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon and Don Barnes of .38 Special. Each veteran musician will be accompanied by the Nashville-based band SIXWIRE.

General admission is $150 and includes access to the craft beer and wine tasting, concert and shuttle service. For guests seeking the ultimate Rhythm & Brews experience, VIP tickets are available for $250 and include general admission access plus exclusive VIP amenities including a tasting experience inside the Sandy Creek Barn with special wine offerings, a VIP hospitality suite at the concert with complimentary food offerings, a dedicated cash bar and comfortable seating that includes a reserved seat during the concert.

“With a great music line up and more tasting and food options than ever before, this year’s Rhythm & Brews Festival is the don’t miss event of the fall,” said Ginger DiMascio, Business Director for OPAS.

The beer and wine garden will provide more than 30 craft selections for tasting and several award-winning food trucks will be on-site to provide culinary pairings. Guests must be 21 and older to attend.

Last year the festival brought in a total of 1200 attendees, doubling from its inaugural year in 2017. The festival has quickly become a local favorite event for residents and visitors alike, all while enhancing the cultural enrichment in the Lake Oconee area.

For more information on the festival and parking, visit http://www.opas.org/rhythm-brews.

SECOND ANNUAL ¡VIVA TEQUILA! FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/6/19

Small-Batch Tequilas and Bites from Atlanta’s Best Chefs Bring True Taste of
Mexico’s Culture to Piedmont Park

Promenade at Piedmont Park at Noon

ATLANTA  – On Saturday, Oct. 26, famed tequila importer and connoisseur Juan Bonilla and Atlanta event producer Sean O’Keefe are hosting the second annual ¡Viva Tequila! Festival, a one-of-a-kind tequila tasting experience and cultural extravaganza that pairs 25 top Atlanta restaurants with 25 of the world’s finest boutique tequilas. Attendees also will enjoy live music and other performances, plus local and imported artisan goods. The high-end and high-spirited festivities, which benefit the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, take place under the tents at The Promenade at Piedmont Park.

“Our goal is to give guests a completely different understanding of how the spirit works in a gastronomic context. Many people have bad experiences with tequila when they are younger, but we are trying to teach them to give tequila another chance,” says Bonilla. “The greatest reward is how people’s perceptions change once they realize how good quality tequila tastes and how well it pairs with different types of food.”

The tasting event begins at 12:00 p.m. and includes unlimited access to small bites and top-shelf tequila pairings until 5 p.m. Offering incredible value, general admission ($75) to the ¡Viva Tequila! Festival also includes a DJ, live entertainment from traditional Mexican dancers to Mariachi bands, and vendors showcasing paintings, artifacts, clothing and jewelry. For attendees who want to continue the fun and experience live music plus even more exceptional tequilas, VIP tickets ($150) include access to the ¡Viva Noche! After Party from 6-9 p.m. In its inaugural event in 2018, the festival hosted 2,000 attendees and expects closer to 5,000 this year.

A portion of the festival’s proceeds benefits the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and educating women, their families and the health care community about risks, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer leading to earlier detection. Bonilla feels strongly about serving high-quality products that won’t increase the risk for diseases, and GOCA’s cause is one that is close to his heart.

Participating restaurants include, Casa Cielo, Loca Luna, Eclipse di Luna, Cabo’s Mexican Grill, Santa Lucia Brizilian Steakhouse, Seven Tequilas Mexican Restaurant, HOLA! Taqueria and Bar, La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant, Zocalo Mexican Kitchen and Cantina and Doraku. Each is paired with premium tequila brands not widely available in the United States such as Don Nacho, Don Fernando, Mi Tierra, Padre Azul, Don Celso and Siempre tequilas.

Differentiating itself from the multitude of other food and beverage festivals throughout Atlanta, the ¡Viva Tequila! Festival is a sipping event that showcases tequila’s diversity and how the spirit can be elevated with specific food pairings from Atlanta chefs. Bonilla is encouraging his guests to try food with the tequila and seeks to separate the spirit from the “shots on Cinco de Mayo” stereotype.

“People in the United States don’t see tequila as something you eat with, it’s seen as more of a party drink, but the reality is it’s one of the most expensive spirits on the planet,” says Bonilla. “We’re trying to get people to recognize why it tastes so good and the cost behind it.”

Bonilla’s family owned a great deal of land in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Michoacán, where tequila is produced, and he became passionate about and highly involved in the tequila industry from a young age. With first-hand experience farming and cooking the agave plants to producing the tequila, he went on to serve as an ambassador for the spirit and has been a tequila and mezcal importer for the past decade. Bonilla also holds one of the largest collections (over 400 bottles) in the world. “It’s so much more than the spirit for me; tequila represents the culture of Mexico,” he says.

For Bonilla, educating consumers is a year-round initiative that doesn’t end with the ¡Viva Tequila! Festival. He also offers a more intimate tequila dinner series throughout the year at local Atlanta-area restaurants to increase awareness and enjoyment of tequila in a different setting, and leads small group trips to Mexico for travelers interested in visiting distilleries and learning how tequila is produced.

The Promenade is an open-air venue located on the Greensward Path in Piedmont Park. Tickets to the festival are available for purchase on Eventbrite. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

INAUGURAL NIGHT MARKET AT THE HOME DEPOT BACKYARD

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/19

Thursday, October 3rd at 6 pm

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Info here.

The Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium hosts its inaugural Night Market.  This Night Market will consist of live music, specialty cocktails from beverage experts like Kellie Thorn from the Hugh Acheson Restaurant Group and delectable dishes from Atlanta area favorites like Nick Leahy from AIX and Tin Tin, Conner Slewitzke from Gracious Plenty, Kevin Outz from The Spotted Trotter and Howard Hsu from Sweet Auburn BBQ. Guests will also be able to shop the indie artists market curated by the Indie Craft Experience, taste Shake Shack’s signature Backyard burger and sample dishes from Kyma, a contemporary seafood tavern. Official sponsors include – Bulleit Bourbon, Captain Morgan, Don Julio tequila and Creature Comforts. This evening experience is free and open to the public and guests can purchase a food and beverage package which includes three hearty food samplings and two crafted drinks for $25.

The vision of Mercedes-Benz Stadium was to create a more connected and accessible downtown area for the city of Atlanta and its surrounding communities. On the first Thursday of every month until December, The Home Depot Backyard will host a Night Market in the heart of downtown Atlanta, offering residents an opportunity to gather for a fun, cultural food and beverage experience.

There are two more nights in November and December. Check out the above link for the next Night Market.

PONCE CITY MARKET HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/27/19

Choose a Pumpkin at King of Pops’ PumpKing Patch, Trick or Treat Around the Market, Have a Wicked Good Time at Skyline Park’s Halloween Party & More!

This Halloween season, Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market will celebrate all season long with haunting holiday festivities, bewitching decor, ghoulish goodies and spellbinding sweet treats for the whole family. The lineup features a pumpkin patch on The Yard, trick-or-treating at restaurants and shops, spooky sights around every corner and other scary-good fun. Events will include:

  • Sleepy Hollow Performances from Serenbe Playhouse (October 12 & 19) – With six sold-out seasons and recognition as one of the ‘Top Five Halloween Plays in the Country’ by American Theatre Magazine, Serenbe Playhouse is bringing back their favorite fright fest, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, this fall. To celebrate, the cast will be doing short performances of the classic American ghost story in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market from 1-3pm on Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 19. 

 

  • King of Pops PumpKING Patch & Harvest Bar on The Yard (Now Open) – The Yard at Ponce City Market has teamed up with King of Pops to transform into a pumpkin patch and Harvest Bar! Pumpkins of all sizes are available for purchase through Halloween, and the Harvest Bar is serving Halloween pops as well as over 12 fall craft beers from breweries across the Southeast and a Fall-a-Rita Boozy Slushie. Plus, from 3-8pm on Sunday, October 27, King of Pops is throwing a spooky Halloween party complete with balloon animals, pumpkins, face painting and a buy one pop, get one free offer for kids in costume. The Patch is open from 4-8pm during the week and noon-8pm on weekends.

 

  • Binders Pumpkin Painting Parties (Saturdays & Sundays) – From 2-5pm every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the spooky holiday, Binders Art Supplies and Frames will be hosting Pumpkin Painting Parties at the PumpKING Patch. This family-friendly activity is free to participate with the purchase of a pumpkin.

 

  • Halloween Drag Queen Story Hour at Posman Books (October 20) – Drag Queen Brent Star will read a slightly scary story or two to children at this Halloween Story Hour from 3-4pm. Free and open to the public, the event welcomes all ages!

 

  • The Roof’s “Neon Nightmare” Halloween Party (October 26) –  Something wicked is coming to The Roof at Ponce City Market on Saturday, October 26 from 7pm to midnight. Inspired by glitch art, neon trends and slasher movies of the 80s, Skyline Park will transform into a party like you’ve never seen before, complete with DJs, a dance party, frightful sights and a costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes. Tickets can be purchased here

 

  • Doggies on the BeltLine Costume Parade (October 27) – Join Ponce City Market and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a doggone good time at the annual Doggies on the BeltLine costume dog parade on Sunday, October 27 from 1-3pm. The celebration will kick off at The Shed at Ponce City Market, where precious pooches and their humans can enjoy Halloween goodies before heading down the Eastside Trail to  Park Tavern for a costume contest and cocktails. Tickets to participate can be purchased here.

 

  • Trick-or-Treat at PCM (October 31) – The annual Trick-or-Treat at Ponce City Market returns Thursday, October 31 from 4-8pm. During the free and open to the public event, restaurants and shops will hand out over 1,000 pounds of candy to kids in costume!

ATLANTA MAGAZINE 5TH ANNUAL WHISKEY FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/22/19

Flourish Buckhead

Thursday, October 17th at 6 pm (VIP) and 7 pm (GA)

On Thursday, October 17, Atlanta magazine’s 5th annual Whiskey Festival returns! Guests will enjoy top-shelf whiskey, bourbon, & rum samples, signature cocktails, live music, cigar rolling vendors, an Atlanta magazine rocks glass, liquor infused desserts, delicious southern food that complements the tasting experience, and more!

In addition to sampling the finest whiskeys, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk to master distillers, spirits ambassadors, and the owners of some of the most talked about whiskeys—including top shelf standbys and the newest up and comers who are generating a lot of buzz. For an updated list of the participating spirits, please visit the event page.
The event is 21 and up.

VIP: $100
VIPs get entrance one hour early, allowing them to enjoy the festival from 6-10pm. Along with early entry, ticket includes unlimited top-shelf whiskey, bourbon & rum samples, signature cocktails, live music, cigars, delicious foods that complement the tasting experience, an Atlanta magazine rocks glass, and more!

General Admission: $75
General admission can enjoy the festival from 7-10pm. Ticket includes unlimited top-shelf whiskey, bourbon & rum samples, signature cocktails, live music, cigars, delicious foods that complement the tasting experience, an Atlanta magazine rocks glass, and more!

Brands Pouring at Whiskey Festival
Bacardi Angel’s Envy Bourbon and Rye
Baker’s
Basil Hayden’s dark rye
Basil Hayden’s
Belle Meade Bourbon
Blade & Bow
Bookers
Buchanan’s
Bushmills 10 Year Whiskey
Bushmills 16 Year Whiskey
Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whisky
Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey
Bushmills Red Bush Irish Whiskey
Chef Brulee Chocolates and Gateaux
Crown Royal
1800 Cristalino
1800 Milenio Tequila
Glen Morey
Glengoyone
Gran Centenario Leyenda
Grander Rum
Heaven Hill
Heritage Distilling Co. Brown Sugar Bourbon
Independent
Jim Beam Peach
Johnnie Walker
Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia
Knob Creek Rye
Knob Creek Single barrel
Knob Creek
Lazy Guy Distillery 5th Article 1887 Rye Whiskey
Lazy Guy Distillery Side Track Bourbon
Lazy Guy Distillery Threesome Whiskey
Legent
Maker’s Mark
Michter’s Distillery
Old Dominick
Old Elk Distilleries, LLC
Pendleton 1910 (12 Yr. Rye) Whiskey
Pendleton Director’s Reserve
Pendleton Midnight Whiskey
Pendleton Original Whiskey
Proper 12
Rabbit Hole
Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Ron Barcelo
The Sexton Irish Whiskey
Uncle Nearest
Virginia Distillery Company
Woody Creek Distillers Rye
Woody Creek Distillers Bourbon