TENTH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL ON PONCE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/16/18

Two-Day Fine Arts Festival Featuring 125 Displays of Local and Regional Fine Arts and Crafts, Children’s Area, Gourmet Food Trucks, Live Music and More!

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Atlanta, GA – The tenth annual Fall Festival on Ponce hosted by The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will be held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 2018, in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park.  Designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr., the park was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance and will feature over 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts during the annual two-day event.  Festival goers can also enjoy local gourmet food trucks, beverages, a children’s area, live, acoustic music and more.  The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com.

CITY WINERY PRESENTS AN EVENING OF FOOD AND WINE WITH THE PRISONER WINE COMPANY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/18

Special Release Party Offering Guests to be the First to Taste the Stellar 2017 Vintage of The Prisoner  
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia — On Wednesday, October 17th, City Winery, a restaurant, urban winery, private event space and intimate music venue, presents an evening of food and wine with The Prisoner Wine Company. A wine-infused culinary adventure hosted by The Prisoner Wine Company, patrons can smell, sip and savor their sourced varietals from vineyards across California including: Blindfold, The Snitch, Saldo, Cuttings, Thorn and more. Presented in City Winery’s Barrel Room, The Prisoner Wine Company’s carefully selected, expectation-defying vintages enhance and accentuate the gourmet light bite pairings created just for the evening by Executive Chef Nick Anderson. The Prisoner Wine Company Dinner at City Winery begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50, plus applicable fees, and are available for purchase at here or at www.citywinery.com/atlanta. For more information on The Prisoner Wine Company, visit www.theprisonerwinecompany.com.
~ City Winery and Prisoner Wine Food and Wine Pairing Menu ~
The Snitch Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Julienne Squash, Georgia Apples, Crispy Meyer Lemon
Blindfold White Blend, California
Poached Georgia Shrimp, Celery Root, Hazelnut Brown Butter
Saldo Zinfandel, California
Mole Butternut Squash, Radish, Cotija
Thorn Merlot, Napa Valley
Duck Confit, Riverview Polenta, Blackberry Gastrique
Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Braised Lamb, Mushroom Bread Pudding, Nage
The Prisoner Red Blend, Napa Valley 2017
Smoked Tri-tip, Shoe String Potato, Fine Herbs, Fig Sherry

INAUGURAL SANDY SPRINGS WINE FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/14/18

Heritage Sandy Springs

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd for the next inaugural Sandy Springs Wine Festival on the entertainment lawn at Heritage Sandy Springs

From 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activities.

Tickets Include:

  • Souvenir Sandy Springs Wine Festival Tasting Glass
  • Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
  • DJ and Live Music performances
  • Food Available for Purchase

Pricing Information:

  • SUPER EARLY: $30 – First 150 Tickets
  • Early Bird Tickets: $36
  • Advance Tickets: $42
  • Regular Tickets: $48
  • Late Tickets: $54
  • Door Price: $60 (If available)

FIFTH ANNUAL SAINTS AND SINNERS BALL

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

Halloween Bash Featuring Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr. and Camera Box, Drink Specials, Surprises and Much More! 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018 Beginning at 8 p.m.  

 

Atlanta, GA – Party goers can revel in all the ghosts, ghouls and goblins they can handle this Halloween when ALT 105.7 and Park Tavern bring their devilish tradition alive at the fifth annual Saints & Sinners Ball on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Kicking off at 8 p.m., music fanatics are invited to descend upon Park Tavern in their most creative costumes for the annual Halloween bash. Featuring live music performances from Elle King, Albert Hammond Jr., and Camera Box, the high-energy night will also feature themed drink specials and plenty of surprises.  ALT 105.7’s Saints & Sinners Ball is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are available for $20, plus applicable fees at www.parktavern.com.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.freshtix.com/events/alt-1057–saints-and-sinners-ball.

TASTE OF ATLANTA ANNOUNCES 2018 FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING & ‘WORLD OF TASTE’ THEME FOR ALL-INCLUSIVE FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF PARTY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/18

Friday Night Host Chefs Archna Becker (Bhojanic), Eddie Hernandez (Taqueria del Sol) & Hector Santiago (El Super Pan) Will Showcase Global Flavors Alongside More Than Two Dozen Chefs from Restaurants Across Atlanta

Saturday & Sunday Lineup Includes Tasting Tents with Bites & Bevs, Chef Demonstrations, A Beer Garden, Hands-On Cooking Classes & More

Weekend of Oct. 19-21; Tickets Available Here

 

Taste of Atlanta, the city’s weekend-long food and drink festival celebrating the local restaurant scene on October 19, October 20 and October 21, announces “World of Taste” as the theme for its 2018 Friday Night Kickoff Party. On October 19 from 6:30pm to 11pm at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the all-inclusive kickoff event will be hosted by acclaimed Atlanta Chefs Archna Becker of Bhojanic, Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol and Hector Santiago of El Super Pan.

 

“World of Taste” will showcase international flavors from across the globe, bringing together over two dozen local chefs  to prepare unique dishes representing a variety of cuisines, including Salmon Usuzukuri with pickled wasabi stem, chives, black volcano salt and crispy crunchies from O-Ku, Crispy Mortadella with giardiniera from Donetto and Lamb Steak with coffee molasses steak sauce, arugula pesto and new potatoes from Twisted Soul. Other participating restaurants include CO, Deep End, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Porch Light Latin Kitchen, The Mercury, Tiny Lou’s and more. Dixie Vodka, the official vodka of Taste of Atlanta, as well as Bulleit Bourbon will serve tastings of cocktail creations alongside pours of international beers and beverages from Long Drink, Ravage Wines, Proximo Spirits, Topo Chico and White Claw Hard Seltzer.

 

Friday night guests will be treated to live music from funk and soul band Bumpin’ The Mango and The Cordon Blues Band, which features chef and foodie band members. Cheney Brothers, a leading food service distributor serving the Southeast, is the official food distributor of “World of Taste” and will be providing  chefs with protein for their culinary creations. Tickets to the Friday Night Kickoff Party are $85 and can be purchased on Taste of Atlanta’s website here.

 

The Taste of Atlanta festivities continue on Saturday and Sunday with local chefs and hospitality pros leading on-stage cooking demos and hands-on cooking classes, while guests sample craveable bites from more than 90 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, plus Georgia craft beer, wine and cocktails. General Admission and VIP Experience tickets are now on sale here.

 

This year’s festival also features a Beer Garden, showcasing some of Atlanta’s favorite craft beer makers as well as cocktails and wine. In addition to the Saturday and Sunday tasting tents and Beer Garden, event centers include:

 

The Chef’s Table Stage: Sponsored by Nissan, the Chef’s Table stage gives attendees an inside view into the culinary world. Watch chef demonstrations and learn a trick or two while sampling dish creations from featured chefs.

 

Saturday, October 20

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Tremendous Tiramisu” with Maggiano’s: Join Maggiano’s Atlanta Chef Thomas Wenning and learn how to craft the perfect tiramisu.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “The Sexiest Dish in Atlanta!” with Poke Burri: Atlanta has been coined one of the top three culinary cities in the US – experience why when you check out some of the sexiest dishes in our city firsthand.
  • 3-3:45pm – “Soul School vs. New School” with Das BBQ and This is It BBQ: Experience the down-home tastes of soul food BBQ v. the new Texas style, smoky flavor from two of A-town’s most recent BBQ hits.
  • 4:15-5pm – “Grilling with Wine” with a Weber Grill Master Dustin Green and Ravage Wine: Time to fire up the grill, y’all! Weber Grill Master Dustin Green will demonstrate how to rock a rack of ribs with Ravage wine and a secret rub.

 

Sunday, October 21

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Brunch-a-Holic’s” with Barcelona Wine Bar and Best Sommelier Competition Winner Jim Cumiskey: Taste of Atlanta’s Best Sommelier Competition Winner Jim Cumiskey of Highland Fine Wines is teaming up with Barcelona Wine Bar’s Chef Joe Paire to show off what to sip with brunch-style fideos, a traditional Spanish noodle dish.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “Egg-rything You Need to Know About Eggs” with The White Bull: The White Bull’s Chef Pat Pascarella will whip up his brunch best while sharing egg-straordinary culinary secrets. Also during this demo, Dietitian Beth Bynett, RD, LD of Emory Healthcare will debunk health myths about eggs.
  • 4:15-5:30pm – “French Toast-est With the Mostest” with Four Forks: Chef Taylor Shulman of Four Forks will top off her made-from-scratch French toast with delicious decadence while attendees sip “berry” delightful craft cocktail tastings made with Flor De Cana Rum.

 

 

The Kitchen Workshop: Sponsored by The Cooks Warehouse, PeachDish and Guy Gunter Homes, The Kitchen Workshop offers hands-on, free cooking classes for home cooks. Led by Atlanta chefs, festival attendees will learn to cook a variety of dishes, from Southern to Italian to vegan. Sprouts is the official grocery store sponsor of Taste of Atlanta.

 

Saturday, October 20

  • 12:45-1:30pm – “Everyone Loves Italian” with The Cooks Warehouse and Hammer Stahl: Chef Mary Moore of The Cooks Warehouse will join Bobby Griggs of Hammer Stahl to teach students how to prepare Crispy Chicken Cutlet with fresh vegetable panzanella.
  • 2-2:45pm – “Redefining Asian Food” with Hawkers and the Georgia Peanut Commission: Chef Allen Lo will spill his family’s generational Szechuan wonton recipe that is surprisingly easy enough to make at home!
  • 3:15-4pm – “Simple & Healthy Stir-Fry” with Chef Cynthia Graubart: James Beard Award-winning writer and cookbook author Cynthia Graubart will show home cooks how to hone their skills while preparing her original recipe created with PeachDish – Chicken Stir-Fry with baby bok choy, carrots and brown basmati rice.
  • 4:30-5:15pm – “A Delightfully Vegan Dish” with Chef Zu and PeachDish: Holistic nutritionist Chef Zu and PeachDish team up to teach even the most novice home cook how to craft a vegan dish –– a Spiced Quinoa Bowl with apricots, greens and golden milk dressing.

 

 

Sunday, October 21

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Brunchin’ with Bloody Mary’s”: No instant grits here! Get ready to mix grits and greens with one hand and sip a Sunday brunch Bloody Mary with the other as you cook along with Chef Thaddeus Keefe of 1Kept.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “Sunday Funday Breakfast” with Sprouts and Trageye Fraiser: Trageye Fraiser, chef and winner of the 12th season of “Food Network Star,” presents a veggie-filled breakfast dish perfect for kicking off your Sunday Funday. Learn how to make Portobello Bagel Burgers with roasted red bell peppers and vegan cajun aioli.
  • 3-3:45pm – “Modern Greek Cooking at Home” with Chef Pano Karatassos of Kyma: Join legendary local Chef Pano Karatassos of Kyma and learn a recipe from his new cookbook Modern Greek Cooking: 100 Recipes for Meze, Entrees and Desserts. He’ll be preparing a Tuna Tartare and Wild Mushroom Salad with shredded phyllo. Chef Pano’s cookbook will be for sale after his demo and at Kyma’s tasting table in VIP Experience on Saturday.
  • 4:15-5pm – “Sharpen Your Southern Cookin’ Skills” with Jennifer Booker: Learn how to make two classic Southern dishes with a French twist from Southern-raised, French-trained Chef Jennifer Hill Booker. She’ll be preparing two dishes from her cookbooks –– Green Onion Hoe Cakes with smokey pimento cheese and Brown Sugar Bacon.

 

 

Home Plate Stage: Sponsored by Northside Hospital, the Home Plate Stage features on-stage demonstrations from nutritionists and chefs sharing tips to take home. Sprouts is the official grocery store sponsor of Taste of Atlanta.

 

Saturday, October 20

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Eat Better One Morsel at a Time” with Sprouts and Marisa Moore: Marisa Moore, a registered dietitian and nutritionist from Northside Hospital, will share her favorite (and quick!) go-to vegetarian recipes, inspired by her Southern upbringing.

 

 

Sunday, October 21

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Chef Kid Cook-Off” with The Melting Pot and Speak Easy Supper Club: Chefs and their kids will team up and show off their favorite dishes to cook at home, featuring The Melting Pot and Speak Easy Supper Club. Each recipe will feature a secret ingredient – peanuts from the Georgia Peanut Commission – and fellow kids will judge the delicious creations.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “Barcraft Celebration – 10 Years Strong!” Presented by Bulleit Bourbon: While esteemed Atlanta bartenders serve up Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, Atlanta’s renowned cocktail connoisseur Greg Best will lead a panel discussion about the city’s mixology world and how it has evolved over the last decade.
  • 3-3:45pm – “Cure the Lunch Box Blues” with Georgia Peanut Commission’s Executive Director Don Koehler: Shake it up with a fun, new recipe idea from Georgia Peanut Commission’s Executive Director Don Koehler. Their team will prepare Peanut Apple Pancrepes for attendees to taste and learn how to cook.
  • 4:15-5pm – “Chefs of Tomorrow” with Miller Grove High School and Chef Keio Carter Gayden: Cheer on culinary students from Miller Grove High School as they compete to win a cooking contest featuring their best twist on a Springer Mountain Farms chicken dish.

 

To keep up with Taste of Atlanta details, check out the official festival website at www.TasteofAtlanta.com.

 

*Programming schedule subject to change.

THIRD ANNUAL BEST BURGER BATTLE ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/18

Local burger joints to cook-off at Buckhead’s iconic shopping destination

Fire up the grills! Lenox Square and Atlanta magazine will once again host Atlanta’s premier burger-cook off, Best Burger Battle, on Saturday, October 20! From 1-5 p.m., this annual event will host over two dozen of the best local burger joints for hungry guests to indulge in, as well as live music, wine, craft beer and Bulleit Bourbon. Restaurants aiming for the No. 1 title include reigning champion THERE Brookhaven, ATL Taco, Public Kitchen & Bar, Zinburger, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Dixie Q, Shake Shack and more. Tickets are $50 and are all-inclusive.

WHAT:
Atlanta magazine’s third annual Best Burger Battle

Proceeds for this event benefit The Giving Kitchen

WHO:

American Cut Steakhouse NFA Burger
ATL Taco Oak Steakhouse
Butcher & Brew Public Kitchen & Bar
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse Seven Lamps
El Super Pan Shake Shack
Farm Burger The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Grub Burger Bar THERE Brookhaven
Jim Adams Farm & Table Village Burger
KirbyG’s Williamson Bros. BBQ
Local Republic Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar
Marlow’s Tavern

WHEN:
Saturday, October 20
1-5 p.m.

WHERE:          
Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

HOW:
Tickets are $50 and all-inclusive.
Tickets are available for purchase at   bit.ly/BestBurgerBattle2018.

For more information, visit atlantamagazine.com/bestburgerbattle.

BOOS AND BREWS 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/7/18

Saturday, October 27th from 8 pm to 2 am

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 9th annual Boos and Brews on Saturday, Oct 27th from 8 pm – 2 am at Center Stage, The Loft, and Vinyl. Two DJs and a live band will be performing in the three separate spaces of the venue.  

This year there will be a General Admission ticket as well as a Beer Lovers ticket option. General Admission includes entry, entertainment and up to two drink tickets with entry before 9pm, You’ll receive two drink tickets with entry between 8 and 8:30 pm, one drink ticket with entry between 8:30 pm and 9 pm. All tickets must be used by 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 after October 19th, and $25 day of the event. The Beer Lovers Ticket includes all beer samples from 8 pm to 1 am and are $40 in advance, $45 after October 18th, and $55 the day of the event.

Costume contests include “Best Male”, “Best Female”, “Best Couple,” and “Best Group” with Winter Beer Fest tickets as the prizes. We will also have a contest for “Best Costume” after the event on Facebook for $500 cash. The most Facebook ‘Likes’ wins the money.

http://atlantabeerfestivals.com/boos-and-brews/

MCCRAY’S TAVERN STRANGER THINGS HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/1/18

At all three locations: Midtown, Smyrna, and Lawrenceville

FREE!

10PM – 2 AM

 

🚨 THIS IS A CODE RED 🚨 We’re not in Hawkins anymore. Stranger Things is coming to McCray’s Tavern on Halloween! They’re will be drink specials, bar games, giveways, and more! On top of that, pump it up at the school dance with DJ’s starting at 10 pm. They’ll have McCray’s FREE Froffles midnight buffett, plus enter The Upside Down and Win $500 Costume Contest in cash and prizes for the Best Overall Costume | Sexiest | Best Group (+3).

Who Doesn’t like free drinks? Find five “Wills” hiding throughout the store and trade them in for a free Eggo Breakfast shot. Let go of my Eggo!

Have a strange and awesome Halloween with #McCraysLawrenceville #McCraysSmyrna and #McCraysMidtown!

12TH ANNUAL NIGHTMARE ON 13TH STREET

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/30/18

Foxtrox Liquor Bar and CosmoLava

9 PM – 3 AM

Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare at Foxtrot and Lava Lounge Saturday, October 27th from 9 pm-3 am! There will be a KILLER costume contest (Best Overall | Sexiest | Group 3+) with $1000+ in cash and prizes! Get your freak on with 3 DJ’s, 4 dance floors, games, and special guest M.C. Tojo Biggs!

Prepare yourself for a night of epic proportion in our Purgatory Playground featuring Bones in a Haystack and Pumpkin Bowling, cocktail and shot specials, plus giveaways from Deep Eddy Vodka along with our famous Witches Brew!

BUY YOUR TICKETS ON BIG TICKETS: Click “Tickets” below. Admission: $5 Early Bird, $10 General Admission ( 21+ ) Two Clubs For The Price of One! Tickets: https://bit.ly/2QFWvym

NINTH ANNUAL SUNDAY SUPPER SOUTH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/24/18

HOSTED BY CHEF ANNE QUATRANO & W.H. STILES FISH CAMP, THE NINTH ANNUAL SUNDAY SUPPER SOUTH WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 28th AT PONCE CITY MARKET

Dinner Will Support the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs

Honoring Cuisine of South Carolina Pitmaster Rodney Scott, a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award

 

Sunday Supper South, the annual charity dinner held to raise funds for the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs, will return to Ponce City Market for its ninth year on Sunday, October 28. Created to embrace the simple cooking philosophy and inspired flavors of the South, Sunday Supper South is hosted by Anne Quatrano, beloved Atlanta chef and owner of Bacchanalia, Star Provisions Market & Cafe, Little Star Provisions, W.H. Stiles Fish Camp and Floataway Cafe.

 

This year, the event will feature a “Bewitched” theme and honor the whole hog cuisine of Rodney Scott, a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award and celebrated pitmaster from Hemingway, South Carolina. Guests will gather around communal tables on the second floor of Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall to share a family-style dinner highlighting the creative talents and artisan producers from the South, with participating James Beard Award winners, nominees and semi-finalists from across the region collaborating on the menu. A tarot card reader, Ouiji Boards and other vintage games will invite guests to experience the lighthearted mysticism of the evening.

 

This is the fourth year that Sunday Supper South will take place at Ponce City Market. Atlanta’s historic, mixed-use community hub features a Central Food Hall, serving as home to both established chefs and emerging new talent across the country, as well as fashion and retail shops, residential lofts, tech offices and more.

 

Tickets will go on sale September 30th. Information: https://www.sundaysuppersouth.com/