SECOND SELF 6TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BRINGS TWO BIG RELEASES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/20

Second Self Beer Company

Thursday, October 29th thru Saturday, October 31st

Join us as we celebrate our 6th year anniversary with two new beers and a beer/candy pairing all week!
Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 (12% ABV) is an American Barleywine aged in wet high rye bourbon barrels. It follows Second Self’s highly acclaimed Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1 in 2017, but it certainly deserves its own spotlight. With forward oak and spice nose and caramel and vanilla notes deriving from the malt and barrel used to brew it, Manic Pixie Dream Beer #2 is a slow-sipper that opens as it warms up. Hints of sweet, dark cherry lighten the overall body of the beer, creating a slightly boozy finish.
According to the Second Self team, “although it feels like we’re all living in an alternate universe right now, at least we still have good beer.” Malternate Universe (9% ABV) pours a rich amber color with a nice tan head. Sweet aromas of caramel, brown sugar and English toffee give the decadent beer a full mouthfeel with tons of flavor. Tasting notes include fig, raisin and molasses.
Information on the beer release here.

ATLANTA INSTITUTIONS 680 THE FAN AND WILD HEAVEN BEER TEAM UP FOR “FANFARE” COLLABORATIVE BEER PROJECT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/20/20

Mixed Six-Packs of Craft Beer & Hard Seltzer Launch This Week

In a year when sports fans can’t gather in their usual ways, Atlanta’s leading sports talk radio station, 680 The Fan  and Wild Heaven Beer one of Georgia’s oldest and most respected craft breweries, have teamed up with those fans in mind. Releasing at Wild Heaven’s two taproom locations and in stores next week, Fanfare is a pair of mixed-six packs of beer and hard seltzer created to help fans celebrate wherever they can safely gather.

Each Fanfare six-pack contains two each of a Classic American IPA, a Golden Ale, and a Mango Hard Seltzer. Retailing for just $10.99, each of the three can designs call to mind the region’s great sports teams.

680 The Fan invites listeners and fans to use the QR code on each can to vote for their favorite of the three. A special release party with a live broadcast from Wild Heaven’s West End Brewery & Gardens will take place on Saturday, October 24, from 11am-2pm featuring 680 The Fan’s Former UGA quarterback Hutson Mason and Georgia Tech and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Hamilton. Fanfare will be available at both Wild Heaven taproom locations beginning Friday, October 23.

Mixed six-packs will be available at retailers around the Atlanta metro area starting Wednesday, October 28th. A second Fanfare mixed six-pack will release in November featuring a Modern IPA, an Amber Ale, and a Black Cherry Hard Seltzer.

After fan voting concludes, one of the six Fanfare recipes will be chosen for broader distribution in 2021, so 680 The Fan’s on-air hosts and Wild Heaven Beer are calling on Atlanta fans to make their voices heard!

NIGHTMARE ON 13TH STREET 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/18/20

Foxtrot & Tiki Tango

Saturday, October 31st at 9pm

GA tickets here.

Join them if you dare for a Halloween scare at Foxtrot + Tiki Tango on Saturday, October 31st from 9pm-3am! There will be a costume contest with $1000+ in giveaways! Also, there will be 4 DJs playing KILLER beats over two venues! Let’s not forget our roaming paparazzi! Plus a wicked batch of witches brew!

Early Bird Tickets Available for a Limited Time: $10 ticket. Ticket prices will go up.

LIVE AT THE BATTERY HALLOWEEN 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/18/20

Saturday, October 31st at 8pm

Sports & Social and PBR Atlanta

2 Celebrations under one roof. Don’t miss Freakoween inside Sports & Social presented by Coors Light. Enjoy access to our costume contest featuring cash and prizes, special giveaways, and drink specials. Tickets start at just $20 in advance. Tickets here. Over at PBR Atlanta, buckle up for PBR’s exclusive VIP event to guarantee your entry into Atlanta’s hottest cowboy bar. Join us 8-10PM and enjoy “buffet” style bites, drink specials, advanced entry to our PBR costume contest, giveaways and more! Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.

MADAME KRYSTALS DRIVE-THRU ATLANTA 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/20

Krystal South Cobb Transforms into

Madame Krystal’s Haunted Drive-Thru Starting Oct. 15

Quick-Service Restaurant Invites Guests for Halloween Fun and Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treating

 

All dressed up with nowhere to go? Get in the Halloween spirit at Madame Krystal’s haunted drive-thru. Beginning Oct. 15 through Oct. 31, guests can enter a world of mystery, fortune and mystique at Krystal located at 5140 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna, Georgia.

Guests will be greeted on the street by a larger-than-life fortune teller gazing into her crystal ball. Upon entering the drive-thru, guests can learn about the history of Krystal’s namesake, the crystal ball. They will then begin to unravel their futures and the future of Krystal with Madame Krystal in the drive-thru window. Spooky skeletons, ghastly ghouls and creepy carnival scenes complete the hocus-pocus fun for the whole family.

From 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, Krystal is partnering with the Hershey Company to hand out candy to children who yell “trick or treat” safely from their car windows at the drive-thru. The drive-thru will be open all day for guests to enjoy Krystal’s full menu of favorites including Original Krystals, Chili Cheese Pups, Tots and more.

“In this challenging year, Krystal is thrilled to provide a festive Halloween in the communities we serve,” says Angela Johnson, Vice President of Marketing at Krystal Restaurants LLC. “We want families to have a safe way to enjoy all the things that make Halloween so exciting and fun.”

All Krystal drive-thrus will be open on Halloween, and participating locations also will be handing out candy.

The Krystal Company remains committed to the health and safety of guests and team members. Restaurants are following strict public health guidelines and also are taking extra precautions such as staying in contact with local health officials for the latest advisories. Krystal drive-thrus are open 6 a.m.-midnight with dining rooms open with limited hours, and restaurants are offering delivery through UberEATS®, DoorDash® and Grubhub®.

ASO KICKS-OFF LIVE FROM THE DRIVE-THRU WITH THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/12/20

Live From The Drive-In: The Music Of Led Zeppelin with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, October 18

8:00 pm

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Alpharetta

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs The Music of Led Zeppelin this Sunday, October 18. Amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by singer Randy Jackson’s screaming vocals, creator Brent Havens guest conducts the ensemble as they capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power,” riff for riff while churning out new musical colors. Expect hits from Led Zeppelin’s extensive music catalog such as “Ramble On,” “Kashmir,” “Black Dog,” “Going to California” plus a few surprises.  Created as a way to reimagine the live music experience during a time of social distancing, the Live From The Drive-In concert series allows you to enjoy concerts from your own individual tailgating zone! The safety of fans, artists, crews and staff is a top priority.  The drive-in shows are designed to maximize social distancing, and every event will meet all local health and safety standards, as well as state regulations. Concert goers are not required to wear masks while in their assigned tailgate area, however, masks will be required if leaving your space to use the restroom facilities.

Upcoming dates:

10/22: Smith & Myers

10/25: Music of David Bowie

10/26: Old Crow Medicine Show

More information, tickets, and more here.

CARVE OUT SOME FALL FUN AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA OCTOBER 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/11/20

Live music, exclusive dining deals and outdoor events happening at Cobb County’s fan-favorite destination

The Battery Atlanta kicks off the cooler weather season with the ultimate fan experience and must-attend restaurant and retailer events. October will be packed with outdoor activities and fan-favorite experiences, including the return of the fall cornhole league in addition to sporting experiences at Mizuno Experience Center and Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite. Visitors are sure to catch the tailgating experience at the lifestyle hub, as baseball and football season continue. Metro-area residents can get outside and breathe in the newfound fall air, enjoy alfresco dining with live music, walk the 1.5-mile loop or learn beginner yoga poses on the Plaza Green. Terrapin Taproom, Yard House and Taps at PH’EAST allow visitors to celebrate Oktoberfest with a 2020 twist, all boasting large selections of classic craft brews and rotating taps on draft, all month long!

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

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on non-event days at the Plaza Green. This free event is limited to 75 people. Registration and the event participant waiver are available online. A live stream on Facebook and recorded sessions on YouTube are also available to fitness fans on event days for a free virtual class.

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

Cornhole ATL Fall League
Every Tuesday at 6:45-9 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament on Oct. 20. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:

Motown Mondays at Omni Hotel
Bar Manager Alberto Lares serves up delicious drinks at the Lobby Bar located on the third floor every Monday night; guests will also enjoy classic Motown tunes!

Free Pizza Mondays at CRU Food & Wine Bar
Diners are treated to a FREE pizza with a bottle of wine purchase!

Kick the Keg Pint Night at Taps at PH’EAST
Beer drinkers can sip on the featured rare and exclusive craft beer from 6-10 p.m.

Wing Wednesday at Terrapin Taproom
Friends and families dining in at the taproom will receive 20% off wings from open to close.

Trivia at Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite
Teams can compete for prizes every Wednesday at 7 p.m. No cost to play.

Wine Down Wednesday at Sports & Social Atlanta
Wine lovers receive half off select Chateau St. Michelle wines and Bumble users get 15% off select appetizers and food options every Wednesday, all while enjoying live music with MAGNO MUSIC. The first 25 people to show up will receive a swag bag, too!

Service Industry Night at Taps @ PH’EAST
Service industry employees can access drink specials every Sunday starting at 9 p.m.

PCM GOES INSIDE OUT 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/20

AN OUTDOOR SERIES OFFERING FESTIVE ACTIVITIES, FOOD & DRINK FROM RESTAURANTS AROUND THE PROPERTY & MORE

 

Held Every Other Saturday Through December 12

 

October 3rd to Feature Tailgating Theme with Livestreamed Football Games, Game Day Bites & Drinks, Yard Games & a DJ in The Courtyard

 

Atlanta’s iconic community hub Ponce City Market announces PCM Goes Inside Out, a series bringing the best of PCM outdoors every other Saturday through December 12. Visitors will enjoy a variety of exciting happenings throughout the fall as PCM Goes Inside Out brings favorites to The Courtyard and Yard where guests can safely relax and spend some time enjoying food and drink, football, music and fun.

 

The theme will change with each date, and with football season in full swing, this weekend’s October 3 festivity will feature a tailgating theme. From noon-4pm, guests will be able to enjoy bites and drinks from restaurant kiosks in The Courtyard alongside restaurant patios, watch livestreams of football games on a big screen – South Carolina v. Florida at noon and Alabama v. Texas A&M at 3:30pm – play yard games on The Yard provided by Mountain High Outfitters and listen to beats from a DJ. PCM will also offer plenty of umbrellaed outdoor seating throughout the property for guests to enjoy. This weekend’s food participants include Batter Cookie Dough Company, Biltong Bar, Botiwalla, El Super Pan, King of Pops, Minero, Pizza Jeans, Saint Germain and W.H. Stiles Fish Camp. 

 

Additional PCM Goes Inside Out dates and themes are listed below:

 

  • October 17: Fall Apple Market

  • October 31: Halloween

  • November 14: Tailgating

  • November 28: Thanks for Giving

  • December 12: Holiday Market

 

Ponce City Market is adhering to health and safety guidelines, including requiring guests to wear facemasks in the Central Food Hall; requiring property staff to wear face coverings at all times; providing social distancing signage and hand sanitizer throughout the property; and cleaning and sanitizing the property regularly.

LIVE MUSIC IS BACK IN ATLANTA WITH BIG NIGHT OUT 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/20

IN CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK OCTOBER 23 – 25, 2020
The Socially Distanced Concert Series will feature: Moon Taxi, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marcus King Trio, Futurebirds, and Big Boi & Friends
Tickets On Sale Friday, October 2nd at 12 p.m.
 
Atlanta, GA – Live music is back in Atlanta, with the introduction of Big Night Out, a socially distanced concert experience at Centennial Olympic Park, October 23, 24, and 25, 2020. Presented by Rival Entertainment and in coordination with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the City’s first-of-its-kind event will feature: Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, on Friday, Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds, on Saturday, and Big Boi & Friends, featuring KP the Great on Sunday.  Introducing the new norm for live events, fans will be able to get outside and dance within their private pod, which will be available for parties of four or six. A six-foot walkway will be between each pod to provide further distance.
Following the necessary mandates set forth with the introduction of COVID-19, live music was faced with the reality of “first to close, last to open.”  With Big Night Out, Rival Entertainment is introducing a safe and responsible way to enjoy music again. Following State of Georgia and CDC guidance on outdoor gatherings, the event will include health checks, facemask requirements, touch-point hand-wash and sanitation stations, and social distancing. Park capacity will also be reduced by 90% to further the safety of fans, artists, and staff. Full safety information can be found at www.BigNightOutATL.com.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 2nd, at 12 p.m., starting at $50 per person plus fees for pods of four and six. Individual tickets are not available, and pods must be purchased as a whole.  For pod options and to purchase tickets, visit www.BigNightOutATL.comThis is an all-ages event. Big Night Out is produced by Rival Entertainment.

NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE OPEN FOR 2020 HAUNT SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/20

NETHERWORLD Haunted House Launches 2020 Haunt Season
with COVID-19 Safety Procedures in Effect

WHEN:
Oct. 2-4
Every Wednesday – Sunday through Nov. 1
Nov. 6-7 and 13-14

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays in October
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sundays & all November Dates

WHERE:
1313 Netherworld Way, Stone Mountain, GA 30087

TICKETS:
Capacity will be very limited this season. Purchase in advance at www.fearworld.com. All tickets are date and time specific and include entry into both HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES and CYBORG SHOCK. Reserved Time General Admission: $35. Reserved Time SpeedPass Admission: $55

ATLANTA: Haunt fans, the time has finally arrived – NETHERWORLD has returned for its third year in Stone Mountain and 24th year on the haunt scene, and now has its very own street name, 1313 Netherworld Way! After the success of sneak peek weekend on Sept. 25 and 26, this season’s two attractions, HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES and CYBORG SHOCK, are ready to provide the mix of terrifying moments and exhilarating fun guests expect every year from this over-the-top Halloween event. Visitors will dive into two distinctly different scary experiences swarming with unique creatures, sets, and special effects, then explore new outdoor areas like The Festival of Monsters.

“Our entire crew has been working tirelessly to make this season’s haunts as thrilling and impressive as possible, and we are excited to finally announce our full calendar for the 2020 season,” said Billy Messina, NETHERWORLD Haunted House co-creator. “Along with delivering an incredible experience for our guests, we are dedicated to maintaining a safe environment for both our staff and guests alike. With a full slate of carefully planned COVID-19 policies and procedures in effect, such as limiting capacity and timing entry to allow for social distancing, this year is sure to be just as safe as it is spooky.”

Known for intense special effects, state-of-the-art makeup and incredibly elaborate sets, NETHERWORLD has built and maintained a loyal following over the last 24 years, and this season the haunt has already been ranked as one of “10 of the Scariest Haunted Houses in America” by O, The Oprah Magazine.

Despite COVID-19 related changes, guests can expect this year to be as thrilling and entertaining as ever.

COVID-19 Policies:
NETHERWORLD will be enacting a myriad of new safety measures, among the most obvious will be:

  • Masks required for all staff and guests
  • Greatly reduced capacity and timed/dated tickets to allow for social distancing
  • Contactless temperature screenings for all staff and guests
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures along with a multitude of available hand sanitizer/washing stations

For full details on all COVID-19 policies, please visit www.fearworld.com/wordpress/2020-netherworld-covid-19-policies.

2020 Ticketing:
Given the greatly reduced number of available tickets for the 2020 haunt season, guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online and well in advance as timeslots will sell out. In addition, all tickets will grant access to both HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES and CYBORG SHOCK, and guests will be directed from one haunt directly into the other to maintain single direction flow and allow for better social distancing.

Timed entry tickets allow guests access to the queue lines during a designated 30-minute timeslot. Up to one half hour before the designated timeslot begins, guests can wait in a socially distanced pre-queue area. Guests should not arrive earlier, if they do, it is suggested that they wait in their vehicle until 30 minutes before the time designated on their tickets. Additionally, SpeedPasses, which are also timed, are available and offer guests a convenience above and beyond that of a regular timed ticket, allowing entry at a greatly expedited pace. At the conclusion of both haunts, all guests will have access to the newly expanded Midway area.

For more details on ticketing or to purchase, please visit www.fearworld.com/wordpress/2020-tickets-holding.

Continue for more information about this year’s two new haunts…

HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES:

Based on classic harvest and horror themes, HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARES’ story begins over one hundred years ago when the survivors of a brutal family feud sought vengeance against another mountain clan. Utilizing evil powers stolen from monsters beneath the earth, they were transformed into savage bat-like creatures and slaughtered their enemies on Halloween night! This Halloween, these subterrain monsters have resurfaced once more, disguised as distorted costumed revelers bent on bringing destruction to the cursed town of Whyshburg! Guests can expect eerie shadow creatures, legions of grinning jack-o’-lanterns, the Lair of the Ancient Alchemist, the Chamber of the Elder Thing and the Temple of the Bat God. Prepare for more vintage Halloween horror than one’s melted mind can handle!

CYBORG SHOCK:

Can guests survive the Robot Rampage? A strange metallic obelisk of unknown origin stored in a secret facility known as the BOX has blasted out an electromagnetic pulse and seized control of the entire base. Now the robotics and cloning sections have begun creating nightmarish Cyborgs, half metal and half flesh, animated by a strange energy emanating from the artifact. This army of hybrid horrors is making its way to the surface armed with the most advanced weaponry imaginable, bent on total domination! Can guests halt this menace before they escape to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world?