POST MERIDIEM TRADE-UP MAY PLUS TRADE-UP DAY EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/21

Happening May 1- 28

Event: Trade-Up Day: Saturday, May 1

Noon – 4pm

For the month of May, Post Meridiem is on a mission to help its hometown trade up from sub-par quality and artificial ingredients to authentic, delicious cocktails made with 100% real lime juice. From May 1-28, bring in the empty container from any premade margarita, and Post Meridiem will give you a Real Lime Juice Margarita in return. In fact, hand over any cocktail can and Post Meridiem will trade up your beverage for a better one.

We’re kicking off the campaign with Trade-Up Day, an outdoor event from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the Post Meridiem production facility (1303 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). On this day, the first 50 people who trade up their canned cocktail of choice will receive not just the Real Lime Juice Margarita but the complete Post Meridiem cocktail suite. The event will feature cocktail tastings, music, interactive experiences and a few surprises throughout the day – all observing social distancing, proper mask usage and other safety precautions.

WILDWOOD REVIVAL PRESENTS ‘INTO THE WILDWOOD’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, IN ATHENS, GEORGIA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/21

The Socially Distanced Series Kicks Off With Old Crow Medicine Show, May 28, 2021 at Cloverleaf Farm
General Admission, Premium, and VIP Tickets Options on Sale Now
After a tumultuous year, the team behind Wildwood Revival is bringing a new concept to help remind fans of the curated gathering that has been converging upon Cloverleaf Farm for the past six years. Into the Wildwood Summer Concert Series is a safe and socially distanced live music experience that will be taking place beginning May 28th, with Old Crow Medicine Show. Focused on friends and family enjoying live music at a quality and in a community that fans have become accustomed to at a Wildwood Revival event, each concert will feature a popular artist in Country, Rock, or Alternative music. As an added bit of news, dates for Wildwood Revival 2021 have also been revealed and will be beckoning fans to get out of the city October 8 – 10.
Following State of Georgia and CDC guidance on outdoor gatherings, Into the Wildwood will be diligently working to ensure
 the safety of fans, artists, and staff. The event will be following full health and safety protocols in accordance with local standards. Fans will be able to enjoy the evening within their private pod, which will be available for parties of two or four, with a designated space between each pod to provide further distance. Complete safety information can be found at www.WildwoodRevivial.com.
Into the Wildwood will also feature a Chef that fans can either purchase meals in advance or order onsite.  There will also be multiple beverage options, including cold craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co, which fans can use to fill up stylish drinkware options from YETI.
All tickets for the May 28th date of Into the Wildwood Revival are on sale now, starting at $65 per person plus fees for pods of two and four. Premium tickets, including seating directly behind the first two rows of VIPs and are available starting at $85 per person plus fees. VIP Pods with designated seating in the first two rows of the concert space also include access to the VIP lounge, food and cocktail experiences, and private restrooms. Individual tickets are not available, and pods must be purchased as a whole.  For pod options and to purchase tickets, visit www.WildwoodRevival.com. Into the Wildwood Summer Concert Series is an all-ages event. Stay connected via Instagram and Twitter at @wildwoodrevival and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildwoodrevival.

MOONDOGS HOSTS A TEXAS HOLD’EM CHARITY TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING WINGS FOR LIFE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/21

Proceeds Will Benefit Wings for Life, A Non-For-Profit Spinal Cord Research Foundation
 
Thursday, April 29, 2021, Beginning at 9 p.m.

On Thursday, April 29th, avid poker players are invited put their card skills to the test during Moondogs’ Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament benefitting Wings for Life, a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation that funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.

Beginning at 9 p.m., the decks will be cut and the players will take their seats for a chance to win top tier prizes including a $400 cash prize, Red Bull bag and a Red Bull fitted shirt for first place. Second place will receive a $200 cash prize, Red Bull straw hat and a Wings for Life shirt, while third place will earn a $100 cash prize, Wings for Life hat and a Red Bull shirt.
Players looking to give back even more are able to donate $5 to Wings For Life before the tournament begins and receive a 5,000 chip (one time only). Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win exciting prizes including Lindsey Vonn Vulcano FIS Signature Series Ski Helmet, Yeti cooler with Red Bull, and so much more. Patrons that register for the upcoming Wings for Life World Run on May 9th will receive extra raffle tickets upon showing their confirmation page. To sign up for the Wings for Life World Run, visit www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/en.
 
To maintain a safe environment for players, guests and staff, the establishment will be limiting 6 players per table, players are required to wear face coverings at the poker table and hand sanitizers will be provided. Doors will open at 8:00 p.m. with the tournament beginning at 9:00 p.m. For ages 21 and up, the buy-in is $25 per player and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/wings-for-life-texas-holdem-charity-tournament.
For more information, visit www.moondogsbar.com or call 404.231.4201. For more information on Wings for Life, visit www.wingsforlife.com.

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES CENTRAL FOOD HALL EXPANSION SET TO OPEN EARLY SUMMER 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/21

Food Concepts will Include Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken from Meherwan Irani and VIỆTVANA, Serving Vietnamese Phở & Bánh Mì, With More to Come

Plus, JJ’s Flower Shop Will Relocate to a Larger Space Within the Expanded Wing

Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use community hub, announces the forthcoming expansion of its Central Food Hall. Set to open to the public early this summer, the extension will add over 5,000 square feet of space to the Central Food Hall on the first floor by taking over the former Onward Reserve space (which has relocated to the second floor) and a former property management office. The aesthetic will mirror the design of the main Central Food Hall with polished concrete floors, red accents, and elements honoring the character of the existing historic building, including exposed brick walls and open ceilings.

In total, the new wing will house six restaurants and retail shops, plus communal seating throughout, including:

  • Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken – From the Chai Pani Restaurant Group, Nani’s Rotisserie Chicken was imagined when the COVID-19 pandemic began and Co-founder Meherwan Irani saw a need for comforting, take-home friendly food like never before. The menu, and in turn the restaurant title, is inspired by his daughter’s maternal grandmother, often referred to in Indian culture as “nani.” Serving American cuisine and specializing in all-natural rotisserie chickens rubbed with Piri Piri or Herbs de Provence spice blends from sister company Spicewalla, the restaurant strives to make familiar food both extraordinary and convenient. Guests can expect to find an assortment of sides like savory corn pudding, charred and chilled green beans, and ancient grains salad at the counter-service restaurant. The Nani’s flagship opened in Asheville’s historic Grove Arcade in November.

  • VIỆTVANA Phở Noodle House – Currently serving Avondale Estates and Midtown Atlanta with two locations, VIỆTVANA Phở Noodle House, also known as VIỆTVANA, is a Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in authentic phở and bánh mì made with the freshest ingredients. Owned by husband-and-wife team Dinh Tran and Khanh Dang, VIỆTVANA’s rice noodles are made fresh in-house daily. Bubble teas and Vietnamese staples like phở, bánh mì, crispy egg rolls, fried rice, specialty soups and more round out the menu. VIỆTVANA’s recipes are created by Tran and his mother, Tina Nguyen, who often is found in the restaurants’ kitchens.

  • JJ’s Flower Shop – Owned by Founder and Florist Sarah Donjuan, JJ’s Flower Shop began in 2018 as a mobile flower business from a 1968 Volkswagen Bus. In 2019, JJ’s opened its first brick-and-mortar location inside Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall. The shop offers thoughtfully designed seasonal and year-round floral arrangements plus fully customizable bouquets for every budget. JJ’s larger space in the expanded region of the market will allow for a broader assortment of florals and greenery in addition to more room for hosting its popular floral arranging workshops each month.

Additional businesses joining the Central Food Hall expansion will be announced once confirmed.

LAZY BETTY FRONTLINE WORKERS APPRECIATION DINNER 2021 – CALL FOR DONATIONS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/21

Wednesday, April 21

Lazy Betty will be hosting a special dinner on April 21 to celebrate local healthcare workers working the COVID–19 frontlines. To support the dinner, Lazy Betty is accepting donations from the public here. All profits from the dinner will be donated to Wellstar Foundation in support of COVID–19 Relief.

Those who make a donation will receive a gift card to the restaurant in exchange – $10 gift card for a $25 donation, $20 gift card for a $50 donation, $45 gift card for a $100 donation, $125 gift card for a $250 donation, $325 gift card for a $500 donation and $750 gift card for a $1000 donation. Once a donation is made, the restaurant will follow up with donors with gift card details via email.

“We are so thankful for healthcare workers and have had the honor of cooking around 1,000 meals for hospital employees during the pandemic thanks to generous donors,” said Chef Hsu. “Now, we’re excited to welcome these heroes into our dining room to treat them to a well–deserved evening out.”

MOTHER’S DAY ROUND-UP 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/21

Lazy Betty Lazy Betty will offer an elevated five-course brunch tasting menu from 11am to 3pm on Mother’s Day featuring new dishes with luxury ingredients. The menu will be $125 per person, and beverage pairings will be available for $80. Brunch reservations are available now via Resy

Lazy Betty is also offering specialty Mother’s Day cakes for the holiday. Celebrate mom with a one-of-a-kind cake from Pastry Chef Carelys Vazquez. The custom cakes come in five different flavors and three different sizes. Learn more and place an order here.

Hampton + Hudson The Inman Park community restaurant and bar is offering Mother’s Day brunch and dinner to-go. For brunch, customers can order Quiche Lorraine (bacon, caramelized onions, parmesan and white cheddar cheese – $20, 9”) with sides like cheese grits ($10) and breakfast potatoes ($8). The restaurant’s “Steak Frites Dinner” includes grilled hanger steak, garlic parmesan fries, mixed green salad with lemon vinaigrette and bourbon caramel bread pudding ($45, serves two). Plus, customers can pick up mimosa and sangria kits and flower bouquets from Flower Bar Atlanta for $10 and $25. Mother’s Day pre-orders can be placed by emailing events@hamptonandhudson.com before 5pm on Friday, May 8.

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE

Le Bilboquet – To celebrate Mother’s Day, Le Bilboquet will be serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person with beloved dishes including a lobster tail and diver scallops duo with watercress coulis, marinated cherry heirloom tomatoes, sautéed hon shimeji mushrooms and fingerling potatoes.

Georgetown Cupcake – The beloved cupcake shop’s Buckhead location is offering two special assortments decorated with handmade pink and gold fondant and Mother’s Day-themed fondant decorations. Both options are available by pre-order May 1 through May 31. View flavors and order online at georgetowncupcake.com. Available for pick-up at Georgetown Cupcake Buckhead as well as local delivery for an additional $10.

Taverna – This Mother’s Day enjoy a special brunch menu and chef specials at the Buckhead Village staple, Taverna. Open from 10am to 3pm, guests can indulge in specials like the delicious Triple Berry Stuffed French Toast served with raspberry, blueberry & strawberry compote, topped with cream cheese & mint or the Banana Foster & Granola Parfait served with greek yogurt, strawberries & blueberries. Pair any dish with a featured $3 single Mimosa or Aperol Spritz. Taverna is now taking reservations here. To view Taverna’s full Brunch Menu and Mother’s Day Specials, click here

PONCE CITY MARKET

Bellina Alimentari – This Mother’s Day at 6:30pm, Bellina Alimentari is celebrating moms with a special Virtual Pasta Making Class. For $45 per ticket, mom can learn the art of traditional fresh pasta making in her own home kitchen. Bellina Alimentari will supply everything she needs for the Zoom class, and a pasta machine is not required! Class registration will close 48 hours prior to class date of May 9.

Eleven TLC – This Mother’s Day, Eleven TLC is offering a free gift – a recycled, reusable bag made out of plastic bottles – with the purchase of any product or drink at the Ponce City Market shop.

CHEF, BAKER AND COOKBOOK AUTHORS LEAD SECOND HELPINGS ATLANTA “ZERO WASTE COOKING CLASSES” IN APRIL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/10/21

Second Helpings Atlanta celebrates Earth Day each Sunday throughout the month of April, starting Sunday, April 11, with a virtual series of “Zero Waste Cooking Classes” to promote sustainability. Classes will be led by Chef and owner of Mercer Street Meals Lance Gummere, author of “Chez Marc’s Quarantine Cookbook” Marc Pollack, and “Southern Ground” author Jennifer Lapidus. Each class will feature recipes created with ingredients that otherwise might be thrown away, adding to a landfill. 

Sunday, April 11 – Lance Gummere, Chef and owner of Mercer Street Meals

Sunday, April 18 – Marc Pollack, author of “Chez Marc’s Quarantine Cookbook

Sunday, April 25 – Jennifer Lapidus, founder of Carolina Ground and author of “Southern Ground

OUTDOOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE A HOP SKIP AND A JUMP AWAY AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John, 4/8/21

Metro-Atlantans can expect to catch a glimpse of the long-awaited signs of spring at The Battery Atlanta this April! Patio dining at Superica, Garden & Gun Club and Terrapin Taproom gives foodies the chance to enjoy their favorite local spots al fresco. Visitors can lace up their athletic shoes and head out to the Plaza Green for outdoor exercise classes or opt for walk/run around the campus. Fan-favorite Braves Clubhouse Store and Baseballism are celebrating the return of America’s favorite pastime with new Atlanta Braves gear for the entire family! Just steps from Truist Park, the newly opened ASW Distillery is now offering public tasting tours and its extensive cocktail program to walk-up visitors.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

Outdoor Activities:
Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente

Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with a limited capacity, outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on non-event days at the Plaza Green. Pre-registration and event participant waivers are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. A live stream on Facebook and past sessions on YouTube are also available to fitness fans virtually on event days.

Cornhole ATL Spring League
Tuesdays from 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 spring season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

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.

Now Open:
ASW Distillery

The Battery Atlanta facility features a tasting room, a Vendome copper pot/column hybrid still for distilling gin and vodka, a small batch bottling operation, the most extensive cocktail program of ASW Distillery’s three Atlanta locations and a large private events space. ASW Distillery offers public tasting hours from noon to 9 p.m. every day of the week and noon to 10 p.m. on game days, as well as walk-up tour experiences.

Pristine Auto Spa & Valet
The eco-friendly company’s offerings include exterior and interior car detailing, mobile car wash, wax and clay bar service, carpet shampoo and more! Full-service hand car washes are available to visitors, travelers and residents seven days a week with extended hours on event days. Located on the ground level of the Green Deck.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:
Motown Monday 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!

Kids Eat Free Tuesdays at Goldberg’s Fine Foods
Bring the kids for an after-school treat! Families can take advantage of a free kids’ menu item with the purchase of one adult entrée at the New York style deli and restaurant.

Wine Wednesday at BURN by Rocky Patel
Patrons can wine down with $5 off select glasses paired with a hand-rolled, premium cigar from world-class collections.

Champagne Thursdays at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Guests can treat themselves to 50% off a bottle of champagne and are invited to eat their fill of fresh artisan cuisine – a perfect date night starting at 3 p.m.!

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

Park Bench Events:
The popular dueling piano bar and live music venue has announced a line-up of live shows this month, in addition to its DJ party and Karaoke Wednesday at Park Bench programming. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Clay Barker Band
    Saturday, April 10 at 10 p.m.
  • Ricky T. Cole
    Monday, April 12 at 10 p.m.
  • Dave Lawson Duo
    Tuesday, April 13 at 10 p.m.
  • Slippery When Wet
  • Friday, April 16 at 7:30 and 10 p.m.
  • 3-Player Rockin Dueling Piano Show
    Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Punchline Comedy with headliner Dale Jones
    Tuesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Charlotte Pike
    Thursday, April 29 at 10 p.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is back! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings country, blues and heavy metal artists to the stage. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • New Country 101.5 Present: Chase Rice
    Friday, April 9 at 8 p.m.
  • iHeart’s 94.9 The Bull Presents Chase Rice
    Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Tab Benoit and Samantha Fish
    Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
  • iHeart’s 94.9 The Bull Presents Hardy
    Friday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
  • iHeart’s 94.9 The Bull Presents Michael Ray & Ingrid Andress
    Saturday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
    Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Steel Panther: Heavy Metal Rules Tour
    Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m.

MERELL LAUNCHES FAN EVENT WITH EVENTZEE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/6/21

Merrell, the global leader in outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear and apparel, launched a fan engagement event using the Eventzee scavenger hunt app. Utilizing Eventzee technology, the “Atlanta Scavenger Hunt presented by Merrell” encourages both fans and community members alike to celebrate the great outdoors throughout the city.

Those in the Atlanta, GA area can download the Eventzee app and enter the join code “stepfurther” to participate in the ongoing event. The virtual event features photo, video, text, quiz, and gps challenges. Through photos and videos, players can share their favorite Merrell gear and landmarks in Atlanta. Text and quiz challenges will test players’ knowledge on local wildlife. The event will run through Friday, April 30th, allowing players nearly a full month to complete all the challenges.

“Merrell has made great use of nearly all the challenge types Eventzee has to offer,” said Craig Holland, CEO of Freeze Tag, “The variety will create a rich experience for those who participate.”

The theme of the event is “Get Outside.” Some challenges will prompt players to visit specific locations, such as Merrell stores and other local businesses. Other challenges will leave the destination up to the players. The goal is to have players taking in fresh air, for both physical and mental health.

“Curing a bad case of cabin fever is what we do best,” said Lindsey Jones, Field Marketing Specialist of Merrell. “This event will help our community regain the spirit of adventure.”

If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee scavenger hunt visit our website and contact our team to set up the best package for you. You can also email us at sales@eventzeeapp.com or call us at 714-210-3850 x15. Eventzee is ideal for trade shows, conferences and orientations. Businesses can use the app to drive traffic to specific locations, promote vendors or products and increase social interactions, while observing appropriate social distances. Some clients use Eventzee to hold contests and give away prizes to their most engaged customers. There are many ways Eventzee can help you achieve your business goals. For more information visit https://www.eventzeeapp.com/.

About MERRELL
Merrell® exists to share the simple power of being outside. As the global leader in outdoor active footwear with the Moab hiking boot and Jungle Moc, Merrell is focused on merging performance, styling, and comfort to empower all people to confidently explore the outdoors. Merrell is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2021 with a mission to build an inclusive and sustainable outside environment for future generations to enjoy. Visit Merrell.com, the Merrell Newsroom, or follow us on social @Merrell.  Merrell® is a division of Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), one of the world’s leading marketers and licensors of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel.

About Freeze Tag, Inc.
Freeze Tag, Inc. is a leading creator of mobile location-based games for consumers and businesses.  Our portfolio includes hits such as Munzee, a social platform with nearly 10 million locations worldwide and hundreds of thousands of players that blends gamification and geolocation into an experience that rewards players for going places in the physical world, Garfield Go, a Pokemon Go style augmented reality game based on the iconic cat Garfield, WallaBee, an addictive collecting game with over 2,200 beautifully drawn digital cards, as well as many social mobile games that provide endless hours of family-friendly fun. We also offer our technology and services to businesses that want to leverage mobile gaming in their marketing and branding programs. For example, our Eventzee solution allows businesses to create private scavenger hunts in physical places such as malls, tradeshows, company events or campuses to create immersive brand experiences.  For more information about Freeze Tag, go to: https://www.freezetag.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including but not limited to, our ability to market our games, and our ability to implement new changes and release them. We undertake no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement for any reason.

BREW FOR THE EARTH AT RED’S BEER GARDEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/6/21

Red’s Beer Garden

Thursday, April 22nd

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Red’s Beer Garden, located in Benteen Park, will be partnering with New Belgium to support the protection and preservation of public lands. For each pint or 16 oz. can of Fat Tire sold at Red’s this month, New Belgium Brewing Company will donate $1 to support Friends Of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. The organization’s mission is to ensure the protection of natural and cultural resources for generations to come.
For more information, call Red’s Beer Garden at 770 637-2299 or visit redsbeergarden.com.