THE SECOND WAITERS’ RACE ATLANTA 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/17/18

The Industry Fund, Le Bilboquet Atlanta and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta host the second Waiters’ Race Atlanta on July 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, complete with a summer block party and center-wide attractions from 3:00-7:00 pm.

 

The Waiters’ Race Atlanta offers a Southern version of the more than 100-year-old Parisian tradition. Participants will navigate through various obstacles with a loaded server’s tray in one hand. After finishing the route, competing waiters and waitresses will be challenged to open and pour a perfect glass of champagne.

 

Contestants will be evaluated on speed, service and style by a group of well-known judges including:

  • HLN Weekend Express, Lynn Smith
  • Food and Wine, Carolyn O’Neil
  • iHeartRadio, Dana Barrett
  • Atlanta & Company, Nyssa Green
  • Atlanta Magazine, Christiane Lauterbach
  • James Beard Award Winner and Executive Chef at Cape Dutch Restaurant, Philippe Haddad

 

This year’s event will continue to celebrate the excellence, dedication and discipline of the more than 230,000 food preparers and servers who work in the metro Atlanta restaurant industry and benefit The Giving Kitchen (TGK).

 

The winner of the race will receive a round-trip ticket to Paris for two and a traveling trophy to be housed in their restaurant for the next 12 months.

 

Before and after the race, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will host a complimentary summer block party at Center Plaza that will include live entertainment, outdoor cocktail bars, food tasting stations, a flower cart, children’s games and a bocce court. In addition, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta retailers will be offering exclusive experiences, amenities and promotions during the event.

FIRST ANNUAL FIREWORKS IN FOURTH WARD

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/18

 

Free & Open to the Public, the Inaugural Community Event Will Be Held

at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Guests Can Also View the Fireworks Show from The Roof at Ponce City Market

 

 

In partnership with Old Fourth Ward Business Association, Ponce City Market announces its 2018 Fourth of July celebration “Fireworks in Fourth Ward.” Free and open to the public, the community event will be held across the street from Ponce City Market at Historic Fourth Ward Park from 5 pm to 10 pm.

The inaugural festival will offer family-friendly activities, including cornhole, face painting and more. There will also be bites from local vendors and food trucks, and pours from wine tents, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. and Three Taverns Craft Beers. All beverage proceeds will directly benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association whose mission is to create a safe and sustainable community environment for businesses and residents alike.

Once the sun sets, the evening will culminate in a grand fireworks show. Attendees are invited to stream or download a curated music soundtrack from Ponce City Market’s website and listen to July 4th tunes alongside every crackle and pop.

The Fourth of July fireworks show can also be seen from The Roof at Ponce City Market during their Rooftop Backyard BBQ. The luau-themed event begins at 5pm and will offer attendees two ticket levels – VIP access at Nine Mile Station ($85), which includes an elevated BBQ buffet, drink tickets, unlimited slide and Heege Tower rides, and seating during the fireworks, and General Admission at Skyline Park ($65), which offers a BBQ buffet, access to games, drink tickets and entertainment. While space is available, guests can purchase walk-up tickets on July 4th beginning at 8pm for the evening fireworks show.

Expected to draw several thousand people, attendees are encouraged to bike, walk or use a ride share service to travel to and from the event. Bike racks are located throughout Historic Fourth Ward Park and at Ponce City Market, and pick-up points for Uber and Lyft users are available at Ponce City Market and adjacent to the park on the corner of Garden Park Drive and Rankin Street.

Ponce City Market restaurants and retail shops will be open during normal hours, from 10am to 9pm, on July 4th.

URBAN TREE CIDER ROSE ALL DAY PARTY 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/18

ATLANTA’S FIRST CRAFT CIDERY, URBANTREE CIDERY, ANNOUNCES ‘ROSÉ ALL DAY’ PARTY ON  SUNDAY, JULY 8 TO CELEBRATE THEIR NEW SPARKLING ROSÉ CIDER

10% of Profits from Sales of 12oz & 750mL bottles of UrbanTree’s Rose Cider Will Be Donated to Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta

 

 

Atlanta’s first craft cidery UrbanTree is celebrating the debut of their new Rosé cider with a special “Rosé All Day” Party on Sunday, July 8th from 12:30-6:30 pm. In addition to the party, UrbanTree has also announced that from now through the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, ten percent of profits from sales of the 12oz and 750mL bottles of their pink, sparkling Rosé cider will be donated to Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.

 

During the event, the cidery will be serving creative cocktail takes on their Rosé cider with boozy beverages including a “B’Rosé” made with Moonrise Rye Whiskey, a “Glowsé” made with gin from Old Fourth Distillery and a frozen “F’Rosé” made with 229 Vodka. Guests can also enjoy bites from Southern Peach Pastries and Propósito Taco Truck.

 

UrbanTree’s Rosé cider offers a delicately crafted balance of hand picked Georgia Estate Apples, rose botanicals and gentle carbonation. The seasonal release is available at bars, restaurants and shops around Georgia, as well as at Urban Tree’s tasting room in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood (1465 Howell Mill Rd NW). Arriving just in time for warmer weather, guests can enjoy the Rosé cider and a rotating selection of cider specials on draft on the cidery’s outdoor patio. The tasting room also offers local beers, wine and craft cocktails, and guests are invited to bring food or have it delivered to enjoy alongside their favorite beverages. The tasting room is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Fridays for private event bookings.

PARK TAVERN ANNOUNCES SUMMER LEG OF PERFORMERS FOR SUNSET SESSIONS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/18

Lineup to Include:  The Bright Light Social Hour, Little Stranger, Super Doppler, Carly Burruss, The Vegabonds and The Sweetheart Deal  

Free Music Series for Ages 21 and Up Every Sunday Through September 30, 2018

 

Atlanta, Georgia  – Park Tavern is pleased to announce the summer leg of Sunset Sessions powered by Mountain Dew – a weekly, alternative music series in Piedmont Park. First launched in 2015, ALT 105.7 and Park Tavern once again come together to bring Atlantans and visitors alike an incredible lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday for free this spring and summer. The annual series kicked off on April 29th under Park Tavern’s spacious, air-conditioned Garden Tent with multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Kishi Bashi. Since then, the series has hosted an amazing lineup of up-and-coming talent, along with local favorites, including Gurufish; John Boy & Surround Sound; The Get Right Band; Hank & Cupcakes; Ayo River; and The High Divers.

 

Newly confirmed artists for the summer dates of Sunset Sessions include:  The Bright Light Social HourRujen and The Head (6/10); Little Stranger and Scott Zadig (6/17); The Sweetheart DealChristina Vane and Anthony Michael (6/24); Magic City Hippies and Machine Kid (7/01); Supper Doppler and Okey Dokey (7/08); Knox Hamilton and Brother Sundance (7/15); Sweet Crude and Caleb & the Gents (7/22); BanditosThe Buzzards of Fuzz and C2 & The Brothers Reed (7/29); Carly BurrussWade Sapp and Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley (8/05); Sam BurchfieldTruett and Catalina (8/12); Southern AvenueThe Vegabonds and The Tito’s (8/19) Stoop Kids (8/26).The Nightowls and Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons (9/02). More artists, including the Sunset Sessions finale, will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, concert goers can enjoy giveaways throughout the series and the opportunity to mingle with on-air personalities from ALT 105.7 in Atlanta. Plus, fans can try specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 off sushi from 9 p.m. to midnight, and much more. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 30, 2018; every show is from 7 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com/sunsetsessions.

JEFFREY FASHION CARES ATLANTA CELEBRATES 26 YEARS THIS AUGUST 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/18

Kicking-Off Fall Social Season, Atlanta’s Most Philanthropic and Fashionable Affair

Will Descend Upon Phipps Plaza for an Extraordinary Evening Featuring a Cocktail Reception,

Fashion Show, and Silent and Live Auctions 

Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Atlanta, Georgia – Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is set to celebrate 26 stylish years on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. Considered the official kick-off to fall social season, the annual philanthropic fête founded by acclaimed retailer and arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, will return to Phipps Plaza for an unforgettable evening that kicks off with a cocktail reception and dynamic silent auction followed by a high-energy live auction.  The evening’s pièce de résistance, a runway show featuring Kalnisky’s style selections from high-end designers, once again promises to dazzle with looks from Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, Sacai, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.  The 2018 event will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.

The annual social affair will once again be co-chaired by Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams who will continue their mission to raise as much funds and awareness for the event’s beneficiaries as possible.  Selling out year after year, guests will slip into a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza located in the heart of Buckhead.  Last year’s event raised over $750,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. Sponsor and patron packages are currently available. A limited number of single seat tickets will be on sale beginning July 16, 2018.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.

NINTH ANNUAL PIEDMONT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS AUGUST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/18

Featuring An Expansive Artist Market, Live Music, Children’s Area, Gourmet Food Trucks And More!

 

Free to Attend on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to announce the return of the Piedmont Park Arts Festival on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2018. With an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun, the ninth annual event will once again be held in Piedmont Park, one of the most respected and beautiful public parks in the City of Atlanta. This year’s two-day event will feature 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters. Festival-goers are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an expansive artist market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. Free to the public, the event is open to all ages and pets are welcome. The festival is rain or shine. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

HOP-ON HOP-OFF THE ATLANTA BEER BUS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/18

THE ATLANTA BEER BUS LAUNCHES HOP-ON AND HOP-OFF

BREWERY SHUTTLE SERVICE 

Continuous Loop Party Buses Drop-Off and Pick-Up Beer Enthusiasts at Atlanta’s Hottest Breweries

Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Beer Bus, a HOP-on/HOP-off shuttle service that transports beer enthusiasts between Atlanta’s finest breweries, has officially launched.  Offering wallet-friendly entertainment for just $15 per person, riders receive unlimited access to the Atlanta Beer Bus shuttles that travel along a continuous loop where they create their own brewery adventure – staying as long or as little as they like at any location every Friday through Sunday.

Offering safe and reliable transport to Atlanta’s best breweries, cideries and distilleries, each bus is equipped with comfortable, heated/air conditioned group seating, great music, and friendly and knowledgeable drivers.  Imbibers also have the opportunity to dive into the history of Atlanta’s breweries with the help of the Atlanta Beer Bus Beer Nerds, a group of beer-loving experts with deep homegrown roots and knowledge of all things Atlanta – from the city’s institutions to off-the-beaten path adventures.

With a love for craft beer and a wealth of experience in both the banking and hospitality industries, the Atlanta Beer Bus was founded by Travis Irions during a trip to Asheville, NC.

“I was inspired by how ingrained the breweries were in the local community and immediately wanted to recreate a similar experience in the Atlanta market,” says Irions.  “Atlanta’s craft beer community is devoted, passionate, and there’s an undeniable sense of comradery.  I could not be more excited to launch a no-fuss and affordable shuttle service that helps to showcase the tremendous talent and unique brewery destinations our city has to offer.”

Leading the festivities each weekend, Atlanta Beer Bus stops include:  Monday Night Brewing in West Midtown, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing Company, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, and the Midtown MARTA Station.  Routes vary depending on breweries opening and closing times.  For detailed information about the routes, visit atlantabeerbus.com.

Atlanta Beer Bus Route Schedule

*Times subject to change.

Friday
4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
HOP-On/HOP-Off
Monday Night Brewing West Midtown, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, Midtown MARTA Station, Monday Night Brewing West Midtown.

Saturday

12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
HOP-On/HOP-Off
Monday Night Brewing West Midtown, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, Midtown MARTA Station, Monday Night Brewing West Midtown.

Sunday
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
HOP-On/HOP-Off
Monday Night Brewing West Midtown, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, Midtown Marta Station, Monday Night Brewing West Midtown.

The Atlanta Beer Bus runs on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit atlantabeerbus.com.  Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter at @atlbeerbus. #ATLBeerBus

2018 SUMMER ON THE PATIO AT ATLAS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/17/18

Now, every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Atlas, located at the St. Regis Atlanta, invites guests to enjoy live acoustic music from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on their expansive patio. Showcasing the musical talents of Atlanta’s own Lilac Wine on Wednesday and Fridays and Melissa Bret on Thursdays, diners, and imbibers can savor mouth-watering culinary creations and signature libations as they take in a sweet and soulful musical recipe. When the weather doesn’t permit, Lilac Wine, comprised of Alexandrea Lushington on lead vocals, Grant Reynolds on guitar and Robert Henson on bass, and solo artist Melissa Bret will move inside to Atlas’ comfortably elegant lounge – best known as the Tavern at Atlas.

While taking in live music, diners can enjoy an array handcrafted summer cocktails and delicious bites created by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman, and if that isn’t enough, Atlas also now serves premium liquor flights, packaged perfectly to provide imbibing guests a fun, creative tasting experience. Ideal for those that want to drink their dessert, guests will receive a 1/2 ounce sampling of each spirit (1 ounce doubles are also available) in an elegant, stemmed spirit glass.  Enough to taste, savor and contemplate the spirits, Atlas offers: Whiskey and Rye, Silver Tequilas, Aged Tequilas, Scotch, Japanese Single Malts, Cognacs, Amaro, and Liqueur flights. With over 13 different flights listed on the menu, guests also have the opportunity to have an Atlas sommelier customize a flight based upon preferences and level of adventurousness.

Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, the chef-driven, dinner-only restaurant brings an unparalleled culinary experience to the Capital of the South. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY WITH MONSTROUS FIRST ROUND LINEUP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/15/18

Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Galantis, RL Grime, Zeds Dead and Special Guest: Adventure Club Top the Lineup, Along With Over 40 Additional Artists

 

Tickets Now On Sale For Atlanta’s Largest EDM Camping Festival

 

Once viewed as a burgeoning new festival filling a void in the Southeast, Imagine Music Festival now celebrates its 5th Anniversary as one of the nation’s most anticipated electronic dance music events. Preparing for its biggest year to date, Imagine has released the first phase of its lineup which includes some of the biggest and most exciting talent from around the globe. Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia on September 21 through 23, 2018, the first round of headliners for the highly-anticipated music and camping festival include:  Armin Van BuurenAlessoGalantisRL GrimeZeds Dead and special guest: Adventure Club. With still more headliners to be announced, this initial collection of top tier names are joined by over 40 additional artists.

Featuring four main stages, with more stages and artists to be announced, Imagine’s

immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway – from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Additional artists on the 2018 performer lineup include: Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Leah Culver; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Jai Wolf; SunSquabi; Higher Learning; Juju Beats; Levitation Jones; Protohype and Zen Selekta. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; special guest: Noisia; Boogie T & Squnto; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Shlump; Walker & Royce; Wax Motif; Afro Acid Block, with: Salah Ananse and DJ Kemit; Ariel; Exit 9; Halogen; Ployd; and White Rhino. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IV Lab; Bryson Taylor; and DaddyDough.

 

“Topping the prior year’s lineup has undoubtedly become a bigger challenge each year.” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “Through many special requests, our fans and the Imagine Family have helped to curate another dream lineup. Our fan support has been an integral part in this festival’s growth and we cannot wait to welcome you all back for our best year yet.”

Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway for a third straight year this September 21-23, 2018, with early admission available on Thursday, Imagine continues to grow into the expansive venue further embracing the aquatic theme that runs throughout. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Imagine will be presenting fans with increased upgrades, based on feedback from its 2017 attendees. Imagine will continue to improve on the guest experience with more camping activities and services, additional entry and exits gates, improved VIP area, more custom stage designs and overall improvements to the site that will create better flow and shorter wait times. Throughout the aquatic wonderland there will be no shortage of aquatic creatures, dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, the return of the Imagine pool and of course an even bigger and better lineup. As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine creates an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more.

 

Tickets are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a

3-day pass with camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

 

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/imaginemusicfes and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/imaginemusicfestival.

 

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 OFFICIAL AFTER MOVIE

ELEGANT ART DECO INSPIRED COCKTAIL BAR: THE REGENT COCKTAIL CLUB NOW OPEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/10/18

At The Regent Cocktail Club, every classic cocktail tells a story

With panoramic views of Atlanta, The Regent Cocktail Club, atop LDV’s American Cut, is a go-to spot for Buckhead nightlife. They pride themselves on crafting the perfect cocktail for your mood, as well as offering a mix of traditional and rum drinks inspired by Havana Nights. Some of the cocktail menu offerings include the Black Dahlia with Tito’s, elderflower, blackberry, and lemon, as well as a Sazerac, plus a cocktail named Southside of the Border with Avion Silver, mint, line, and bubbles. That sounds right up our alley. On top of the top-notch cocktail menu, they also have a nice wine list and some small bites.

Located at 3035 Peachtree Road Northeast, #140 Atlanta GA 30305

Open Hours Su-M 5-11 PM; T-Th 5-12 am; F-Sa 5-1 am

To look over their menu and get more information: https://www.regentcocktailclub.com/atlanta