Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/23/23

Summer Roadshow Dinner Series Makes Final Stop of Season with German Food & Wine Pairing

Thursday, September 28


The Wurst Beer Hallis collaborating with Poncey-Highland wine and spirits shop Elemental Spirits Co. Thursday, Sept. 28 for the final #HungryandCurious Summer Roadshow dinner of the season.

This special Oktoberfest dinner will be held on the restaurant’s communal outdoor patio, where guests can mingle under twinkling lights and sample three courses featuring platters of sausages, Patak bacon, pork shank, sauerkraut, spaetzle, pretzels, and more alongside four carefully curated German wine pairings. 

Some of the featured wines include Stein Blauschiefer Riesling Trocken and Ziereisen Blauer Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir).

Tickets are $95/person and include gratuity and all food and wine pairings.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Everything Halloween 2023 in Atlanta from parties to dinners to pop-ups and cocktails! Will be updated!

Fri., Oct. 27 – A Live! Halloween Party – Heroes & VillainsThings are getting spooky at Live! At the Battery this October with a Heroes and Villains themed Halloween party! Guests are invited to don their best costumes for a night of exhilarating suspense, where forces of good clash with the shadows of evil in an epic showdown of fun. Featuring great music, craft cocktails and memorable photo opps – this is a can’t miss event. Tickets will be available here soon.

City Winery’s Halloween lineup includes:

City Winery Atlanta invites guests to laugh the night away with comedy with Davi Crimmins and friends paired with music by Blair Crimmins and The Hookers. Plus, the evening will include a costume contest with fun prizes! Tickets are available here

City Winery Atlanta invites all the poor unfortunate souls to this very special Halloween drag brunch! Some of Atlanta’s best drag queens and kings are performing all the Disney hits from everyone’s favorite animated villains! Guests can enjoy brunch along with performances by Edie Cheezburger, EllaSaurus Rex, Mr. Elle Aye, Tugboat the Queen & a very special surprise guest. Tickets are available here

Music-lovers are invited to celebrate the holiday with P-Funk Connection, an Atlanta-based band that has the DNA of Mr. George Clinton and was formed as a group in 2011. Initiated by “P” as in Patty Walker, who has performed and recorded as a vocalist with Rock n Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic for 30 + years, 9 members from funky backgrounds have united together under her. Tickets are available here.

No one has experienced paranormal investigating like this before. Guests are invited to join Sabrina and Corinne for an exclusive, never before seen live show. Grounded in horror, their friendship will provide comedic relief and heartwarming connection…but uncovering the truth comes with a price. This is Two Girls One Ghost at The Conjuring House. It’s going to be a wild, spooky ride. Tickets are available here.

Sat., Oct. 28, 11am-6pm & 7pm-midnight – Halloween on The Roof at Ponce City Market

On Saturday, October 28, The Roof is hosting a dual experience that spans the realms of all ages. From 11am to 6pm, families are invited to indulge in an annual trick-or-treat event, where little ghouls and goblins can gather treats and play boardwalk games under the daylight’s playful glow.

As the sun sets and the moon rises, the venue will transform into an exclusive 21+ adult evening event from 7pm to midnight. Look out for slashers and scream queens and dance the night away at a scream queen Prom under the Terrace. A costume contest winner will receive a prize valued at $1000, making the night even more electrifying. 

Mon., Oct. 30, 4:30-6:30pm – Trick-or-Treat at Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market welcomes children of all ages to trick-or-treat on Monday, October 30 from 4:30-6:30pm. During the free and open-to-the-public event, restaurants and shops will be handing out over 1,000 pounds of candy to kids in costume!

Sat., Oct. 28, 6-10pm – Masquerade at B.M. Franklin at Buckhead Village

B.M. Franklin & Co invites guests to a curated, experiential night of speakeasy glamor and mad-mask magic featuring Grey Goose cocktails, a custom fascinator and mask bar, pop-up photobooth and custom hat award for Best Mask/Headdress.

Fri., Oct. 27, 6-10pm – Cujo’s “Find Your Boo” Carnival at Fetch at Buckhead Village

Fetch Park invites people to “find your boo” at their spooktacular event featuring costume contests, DJs playing your favorite songs and scary-good specials.

Every Tuesday in October, 7pm – Scream on The Green at Fetch Park at Buckhead Village

Presented by The Georgia Hemp Co., Fetch park invites movie lovers to watch their favorite Halloween films on the big screen including Caper, Beetlejuice, The Addams Family Values, Goosebumps, Hocus Pocus, Sleepy Hollow and Trick R’ Treat.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Play by Day, Glow by Night during Pumpkin Festival at
Stone Mountain Park

Annual event returns with NEW Pumpkin Drone Show

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, is the most illuminated fall of all! Guests are welcome to celebrate the splendor of autumn during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring a multitude of glowing experiences.

Marvel at the all-new Pumpkin Drone Show! This brand-new show features a fleet of color-changing drones synchronized to festive music while creating specially themed shapes in the sky.  Watch pumpkins, bats, spiders, and more in this aerial masterpiece happening before the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show each night of Pumpkin Festival. 

The glowing experiences are infinite! With even more glow this year, visit the all-new Wonderland’s Fantastical 3D Immersive Experience, and the Enchanted Glow Along Parade. Hunt for buried treasure at the Treasure Island walk-through experience. Follow Dorothy as she is swept from Kansas to the Emerald City. Help Alice through the Queen of Heart’s Blacklight Maze to catch the White Rabbit. See what Dinosaurs do after dark at the Dino Glow Experience. Wander through the Enchanted Forest, with a glowing wonderland of towering trees and oversized flowers.

Guests can play by day and experience family-friendly park attractions, plus special fall entertainment, then glow by night in a whole new light. Fun fall décor and outdoor picture-book settings provide plenty of Instagram-worthy spots. Discover an underwater marvel 20,000 leagues under the sea, catch a fairytale remix with Mother Goose, and join the 3 little pigs for an adventure on the scenic railroad. 

Glow by Night is an immersive experience, with more lights, more glow, and more nighttime outdoor fun. Explore amazing glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival including thousands of glowing lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs. End the night with a glowing nighttime parade featuring new themed floats and favorite storybook characters, dancing their way through the festival.

Discover plenty of nighttime family-friendly experiences on acres of natural beauty, happening Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29.

For tickets and activity schedules, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Open Hand Atlanta to Host 20th Annual Party in the Kitchen at American Spirit Works, Sept. 28

Annual fundraiser flashes back to the neon decade with live music, crafted cocktails, exquisite cuisine, and captivating auctions in support of Open Hand Atlanta

Open Hand is celebrating 20 years of its largest annual fundraiser, Party in the Kitchen, taking place at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 7- 10 p.m. This year, the event will honor Chef Gerry Klaskala, who has generously supported Open Hand for 20 years and has dedicated more than 9 years as a Chef Chair of Party in the Kitchen.

Hosted by Chef Kevin Rathbun and Chef Peter Kaiser, along with Co-Chairs Marlene Alexander and Butch Whitfield,
guests are invited to indulge in Atlanta’s premier culinary social occasion, showcasing 20 of Atlanta’s finest chefs. DJ Twitch and DJIT will take guests back into the decade of MTV, shoulder pads, and big hair as the evening pays tribute to 1988, Open Hand’s founding year, with an unforgettable evening full of entertainment, flavorful food, master mixology and live and silent auctions.

“We are so honored to have Marlene Alexander and Butch Whitfield joining our chef co-chairs Chef Peter Kaiser and Chef Kevin Rathbun for this year’s event,” said Open Hand Executive Director Matthew Pieper. “Not only are they raising critical funds for our mission, but they are also paying tribute to our founding in the 1980s.”

Exquisite culinary masterpieces will be created by famous local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun, Chris Hall,
Peter Kaiser, Ian Winslade, Doug Turbush, Stephen Herman, and others. Attendees will have the opportunity to not only savor delectable food and cocktails, but can also bid on a diverse selection of luxury items, ranging from exclusive travel experiences to captivating entertainment and elegant fine dining packages.

Open Hand will host a Patron Party before the main event for VIP guests in the American Spirit Works Courtyard beginning at 5:30 p.m. Patron ticket prices start at $750 and include access to the main event. Attendees will have the chance to preview live and silent auction items, as well as the opportunity to mingle with Atlanta’s celebrity chefs. 

Party in the Kitchen raises much-needed funds to support Open Hand’s programs which provide access to home-delivered, health-promoting meals as well as nutrition education to those living with or disabled by chronic disease, homebound seniors and at-risk youth and families.

Tickets to Party in the Kitchen are on sale now and can be purchased for a special rate of $250 through August 25 before the price increases to $300 per ticket. For information on sponsorship packages or to purchase tickets, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

September events below!

Stretch that Weekend Feeling—  Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 11 a.m.

Stretch that weekend feeling with a yoga class at Distillery of Modern Art, an amalgamation of a distillery, gallery, event space, covered patio, and cocktail lounge that is located in the heart of Chamblee. On Sunday, September 17th beginning at 11 a.m., Cherri McCallister, owner of studio will host a traditional yoga class welcoming all skill levels at the beautiful, art-filled space. After the class, attendees can toast their mind and body experience with Distillery of Modern Art’s craft cocktails. The class is $12 per person. Attendees are required to bring their own mat and water. To register or for more information, visit or call 404-482-2663. 

Sip & Scent Candle-Making Class— Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:30 p.mIt’s back-to-school season, so there’s no better time to learn the art of candle-making at Distillery of Modern Art during its Sip & Scent class on on Sunday, September 17, 2023. Beginning at 2:30 p.m., class goers will be greeted with a cocktail from the award-winning distillery, cocktail lounge, and gallery before a seasoned instructor leads an interactive, educational and fun experience. Participants will explore different waxes, wicks, candle care and pouring along with choosing fragrances and essential oils to create a one-of-a-kind soy and coconut wax candle in a highball glass. Not only will candlemakers leave with a new set of skills, but they will receive elegant packaging materials to safely take their custom candle home. Sip & Scent is for ages 21 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets starting at $67, visit 

From Grain to Glass: An In-Depth Distiller’s Tour—Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 3 p.m.Experience the captivating allure of spirits that leave everyone craving more at Distillery of Modern Art’s exclusive Disiller’s Tour. On Saturday, September 23, 2023, Distillery of Modern Art, a local art gallery and cocktail lounge, invites guests to join in on a comprehensive journey through the art of distillation, guided by head distiller Matt Grief. Starting at 3 p.m., Grief will share his extensive knowledge on the technical side of distilling and the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of each choice along the way that ensure the creation of a perfect spirit. Beginning and ending with a Distillery of Modern Art cocktail, the tour includes 8 tastings of both finished and unfinished spirits as well as charcuterie from the beloved Spotted Trotter. For ages 21 and up, tickets are $55. For more information about Distillery of Modern Art, visit or call 404-482-2663. 

Distillery of Modern Art Hosts Burlesque Basics—Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 2 p.m.Try a hand at burlesque with Burlesque Basics at Distillery of Modern Art on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 2 p.m. Critically celebrated and award-winning teachers from The Atlanta School of Burlesque will start by walking burlesque beginners through the history of the sensual dance style. Welcoming all skill levels, Zara Estelle will teach fundamental Burlesque movements and walks, resulting in a short routine. Dance enthusiasts who have built up an appetite learning new skills can indulge in a savory charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter and sip on the latest summer cocktails from Distillery of Modern Art. Attendees must wear appropriate shoes such as dance shoes or strapped-toe shoes with a 2-to-3-inch heel, jazz flats, salsa shoes or barefoot. Attendees are encouraged to bring water. Tickets are $15. To register or for more information, visit or call 404-482-2663. 

Cocktails & Conversation Returns with Focus on Employment Inclusion— Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Distillery of Modern Art, a fusion of a distillery, gallery, event space and cocktail lounge, is set to host its next thought-provoking discussion in its Cocktails & Conversation series, focusing on Employment Inclusion on Wednesday, September 27. Beginning at 6 p.m., attendees are invited to enjoy craft cocktails and engage in a lively discussion with the founders of the Kyle Pease Foundation, Chief Executive Officer Kyle Pease and Executive Director Brent Pease, as they delve into the topic of improving support for disabled and minority communities in the professional sphere. The Kyle Pease Foundation is known for its work in raising awareness and funds to promote success for persons with disabilities through sports and competition. Adding depth to the conversation, Kristina Echols, Strategy Consultant in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accenture, will share her experience in creating and maintaining inclusive workspaces. Cocktails & Conversations: Employment Inclusion at Distillery of Modern Art is for ages 18 and up. Tickets are available for purchase for $5 at


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Sept 30, 2023 (Saturday 1-5pm)

Pullman Yards

SWAPPING: Bring your plants, cuttings, seeds to trade with others in a box. Helpful to have them labeled whether in soil, wet paper napkin in baggie, or wrapped in moss. There’s designated swap and free plant areas for community (No Selling in these areas). Send a message to volunteer. Spread the word and see you there!!

APPLY TO SELL (Keep checking for future events)

FB Events Page: Georgia Plant Trade and Sales

FB Group: Georgia Plant Trade and Sales

IG @GeorgiaPlantTradeandSales

TikTok @GeorgiaPlantTradeSales

Event site: Facebook


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Celebrate International Doodle Dog Day on Sept. 24 with a Pooch Parade, giveaways and more

Doodles, poodles and their furry friends and family are invited to the best paw-ty of the year, Halcyon’s Doodle Dog Day on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelter, Georgia’s largest no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization, will also be onsite for attendees to meet adorable pups who are searching for their forever family and home.

Guests can check in at the Halcyon tent on the Village Green to pick up free dog swag and the schedule of dog-friendly events. At 2:30 p.m., watch the Pooch Parade sponsored by Unexpected Pooch, full of wagging tails and prizes for Unexpected Trick, Unexpectedly Rowdy, Unexpected Hairdo, Unexpected Talent, Unexpected Owner/Pup Lookalike and Unexpected Best in Show. An abundance of doggy samples and treats will be available from Halcyon’s many dog-friendly restaurant patios and shops, including free pup cups from Kilwins. Guests can also expect free dog caricatures, a training demonstration by Dog Training Elite Northeast Atlanta and vendors such as Wag Board’s charcuterie boards for dogs and Unexpected Pooch. 

Free parking is available in the parking deck. Neighbors are encouraged to use rideshare apps or the Big Creek Greenway. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page. For the latest information on Halcyon, upcoming events and a roster of retailers and restaurants, visit or follow @VisitHalcyon on Instagram and Facebook.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/23

Saturday, September 23 10 am

The Peachtree City community is invited to bring their custom or decorated golf carts to The Avenue for a chance to take home a trophy and bragging rights. Golf carts will compete to be voted “Best in Show” in two categories–business and individual–by center guests. The winner of the individual category will also win a $500 shopping spree at the center.

As a free event, open to the public, community members can stop by to check out the carts on display and vote for their favorite cart. In addition, guests can enjoy tons of fun with putt-putt golf, browse vendors, enter giveaways and more.

REGISTRATION: Golf cart owners interested in displaying their carts can register at Golf cart check-in is between 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/11/23

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Set To Showcase Creations from Lineup of Esteemed Chefs

Portion of Proceeds To Benefit Ser Familia

El Super Pan, the lively Latin kitchen and bar from Puerto Rican Chef Hector Santiago, will host a National Mofongo Day celebration on Sunday, September 24 at the restaurant’s location at The Battery (455 Legends Pl #862), organized by Taste Network. Celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month, National Mofongo Day honors Puerto Rico’s national dish, which  features ingredients such as pork, garlic, olive oil, broth, and of course, the main ingredient, plantain. The event at El Super Pan will marry the robust flavors of Mofongo with the culinary artistry of an acclaimed lineup of chefs, immersive cocktail experiences and Spanish wines. Participating international talent will include National Mofongo Day Founder Jose Mendin of Pubbelly (Miami), Host Chef Hector Santiago of El Super Pan (Atlanta), Andre Gomez of Jose Sucio (Atlanta), Julio Delgado of Fogón and Lions (Atlanta), Santiago Gomez of Palo Santo (Atlanta), Cesar Zapata of Phuc Yea (Miami), Xavier Pacheco of Bacoa & Los Guapos (Puerto Rico), Fernando Desa of Goya Foods (New Jersey), Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog (St. Paul) and Brady Lowe of Taste Network.

Established by celebrity Chef Jose Mendin, National Mofongo Day expands upon the plantain-based recipe by inviting guests to engage with Puerto Rican culture. The tasting event at El Super Pan will do just that by showcasing vibrant creations from a remarkable roster of Latin culinary experts. The evening’s festivities will include exclusive cocktail experiences, expertly crafted to complement the delightful Mofongo dishes including a specially brewed beer from Wrecking Bar Brewpub. The standup tasting experience will emulate the lively streets of San Juan with the Jim Beam® Lechón A La Varita whole roasted pig experience, savory and sweet libations from Bacardi Reserva Ocho, prestigious Spanish wines hailing from Ribera del Duero and Rueda and more.

The event will take place at El Super Pan (The Battery) on Sunday, September 24 from 5-9pm. Tickets are now available for $85 per person. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Ser Familia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Latin families through educational initiatives, community engagement and family services. For more information, please visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/11/23

Just a few hours south of Atlanta in South Georgia, Valdosta is the perfect stopping point to relax on the way to Florida or even better for a weekend getaway. They call it finding your “ahhh.” Downtown has everything you could imagine with delicious food destinations, a brewery, a wine bar, shopping, boutique hotels, a local playhouse, artwork to see, all wrapped up in a walkable adventure! Start with staying at the McKey boutique hotel, have dinner at 306 North, take a walking tour of the artwork and murals around downtown, stop for a brew at Georgia Beer Company, and stay for brunch at Downtown Social. So, whether you stop through or stay a while, it’s ahhhmazing. Let’s explore. 

The McKey 

Where can you stay in Valdosta that SOAKS up everything downtown has to offer? It’s The McKey! A brand new, luxurious 12-room boutique hotel in the historic McKey building. It is steps from restaurants, bars, and shopping. Fun fact: all the suites in the McKey are named after tenants that at one time we’re in the building, like restaurants, law firms, or historical facts like the year the building was constructed, or year the first pecan tree was planted. Each room has its own tribute and photos to go along with it!  

We stayed in the S&K Suite that is named after the S&K diner, a local hang out spot nicknamed “sit and kiss,” the suite is thought of as their bridal suite. Feast your eyes upon this one bed, one bath suite, with a spectacular bathroom boasting a massive soaker tub that has changed my mind about baths, a large full-length mirror and sitting area, two spacious vanities, a separated shower and toilet area. If I could have a bathroom at home, this would do! Then, on to the bedroom where there is a large, comfy long bed with a view of downtown right out the window! In the sitting area and kitchenette, it’s the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine and chat about everything you want to do in downtown Valdosta!  

306 North 

Southern fare was on our mind, so we visited 306 North in downtown Valdosta! They have elevated traditional Southern dishes like fried green tomatoes, fried duck, salads, and even Tuna Tataki, all paired with a great cocktail menu, wine list, and beer selection.  

Starting with this fresh Tuna Tataki, the fish is lightly seared and surrounded by creamy, spicy mayonnaise, a wonderful cilantro soy vinaigrette, pickled ginger, and a spicy wasabi cream to round out the dish. It is a delicious start to our meal. Then, we paired it with their amazing fried green tomatoes. The tomatoes themselves are crunchy yet tender and topped with a sensational, sharp pimento cheese and a spicy, sweet pepper jelly. It’s a flavor train!  

To drink, we tried their Manhattan. This one is boozy with hints of cinnamon and cherry! A delicious accoutrement with our main, the duck breast! On the side, we started our main dish with the wedge salad. It is creamy and cool, crisp bacon, tomatoes, and peas atop a mild blue cheese dressing. The perfect pair for the Maple Farms Duck breast.  

The Maple Farms Duck Breast is lightly fried and crunchy out, tender and juicy in, then topped with a delicious and tangy, sweet blackberry jam reduction that is just stunning with the savory of the duck. On the plate with the duck, we got the Balsamic Mushrooms that are savory and deep, earthy and the honey-truffle sweet potatoes are sweet and tangy, tender, hints of truffle and honey!  

Georgia Beer Company 

After our scrumptious meal, we took a short walk to look at the murals and artwork around Valdosta, GA! All on the way to a great brewery, Georgia Beer Company! They have a large list of brews to choose from, like stouts, sours, IPAs, lagers, and everything in between. The space is large and open with a long bar, table seating, and a huge outdoor space with live music!  

Some of the beers we sampled included the Destress Express sensational coffee milk stout with a coffee forward nose and on the palate then mellowing into a creamy yet slightly bitter aftertaste. Being only 6.5% it is more like a cup of Joe than a boozy stout. Another favorite was the Blueberry Field Party Blonde Ale, a 5% blueberry forward beer on the nose and palate, very fruity. If you love sours, Grandmas Jelly Mayhaw Berry Sour is a 5.3% tangy and tart beer but not overpowering and refreshing. 

Of the rest we sampled, the Foggy Bottom is a 7% west coast IPA, large hops, bitter on the back, while Azalea City amber ale is a 5.5% malty yet balanced, mellow, and smooth amber. Dark 30 Black IPA is a 6% beer that’s both toasty and hoppy, while the Back Nine Lager is a smooth, sippable light beer that only has 130 calories! You really can’t go wrong with any of these beers from Georgia Beer Company! 

Downtown Social 

One morning, we were craving brunch, so we headed just around the corner from The McKey over to Downtown social. Their shareable brunch was right up our alley! Downtown Social is an incredible boutique bowling and game destination with a large full bar and shareable bite menu! We enjoyed the shareable brunch board, mimosa flight, breakfast empanadas, and even a bowl of tot-chos!  

We just couldn’t resist their shareable brunch board stuffed with all the brunch goodies like sweet and crispy waffles, crunchy, tender chicken tenders (Pro tip: make chicken and waffles), savory egg frittata, flaky, buttery biscuits with savory sausage gravy, sweet French toast sticks, fruit, jam, honey, and a helping of bacon and sausage on the side! It will blow your mind! To pair with this we got the super cool mimosa flight with sweet and floral pea flower, bright pineapple, sweet cherry, and tangy orange! 

The other two dishes we tried were the Breakfast Empanadas and the Tot-chos. The empanadas were crunchy outside warm in with spicy chorizo and jalapeño surrounded by egg, paired with bright pico and a sharp beer cheese. For our side, we got an amazing fruit bowl filled with blueberries and strawberries. Another fun dish is Tot-chos. Starting with a savory egg that’s over a bed of crispy warm Tots with sharp beer cheese, savory pulled brisket, and tangy peppers. Either way, you’re in for a treat. 

Valdosta has so much to do, you should get down there for a weekend trip and soak up all the relaxation and fun you can!