PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE SPRING EDITION 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/18

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Get your friends together and come crawl along the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, March 3rd to try all of them! The pub crawl will begin at 12:00 PM and will end at 4:00 PM. Tickets include up to (5) complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at each participating location. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine | Spring Edition!

Spring Edition Partner Bars: (more to come)

  • Across the Street
  • Apres Diem
  • The Deep End
  • F.R.O.G.S.
  • Hampton + Hudson Community Bar and Restaurant
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • The Model T
  • Olive Bistro Midtown
  • Pure Taqueria Inman Park
  • Tacos & Tequilas Ponce

CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: (exact locations TBA)

  • Inman Park
  • Ponce
  • Midtown

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

ATLANTA GALLERY COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCES UPCOMING ARTIST TALK SERIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/18/18

Featured Speakers Include Internationally Renowned Artists Richard Thomas Scott, Jerry Siegel & Landon Nordeman

 

Atlanta Gallery Collective, a pop-up gallery and cultural destination at Ponce City Market showcasing the best of Atlanta’s contemporary art scene, announces an artist talk series featuring internationally renowned artists Richard Thomas Scott, Jerry Siegel and Landon Nordeman. The three events in February and March are free and open to the public, and RSVP links for each are included below. The talks will be hosted amongst featured works from ten of Atlanta’s top art galleries (Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Kai Lin Art, Hathaway, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, Matre Gallery, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Tew Galleries, Thomas Deans Fine Art and Whitespace Gallery), inside Atlanta Gallery Collective on Ponce City Market’s second floor in the Central Food Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 6-8pm: 

Richard Thomas Scott Artist Talk highlighting the artist’s post-contemporary figurative paintings and writings on aesthetic theory. Working between New York and Paris, and originally from Georgia, Scott says in the artist statement for his painting New Amsterdam: “Though in my work I seek answers, I do not presume to answer them myself. The best I can hope is to contribute more nuanced questions. I believe that art can affect the direction of culture.” Scott’s work is in many collections including The New Britain Museum of American Art & the Georgia Museum of Art. View Scott’s work HERE, and RSVP HERE for the event.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6-8pm: 

Jerry Siegel Scott Artist Talk & Book Signing showcasing Black Belt Color, a monograph featuring images from the photographer’s hometown of Selma, Alabama and the unique cultural landscape of the area, known as the “Black Belt.” William Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art, writes, “These photographs speak of deep attachment, of reasoned critique, of the vagaries of memory…He has stories to tell, a time & place to document & plenty of territory to cover in doing so. He does so with color & light & structure in photographs that are as evocative as they are subtle.” Siegel’s photographs are in many private & corporate collections, including the Ogden Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art and 11 other southeastern U.S. museums. View Siegel’s work HERE, and RSVP HERE for the event. Books are available for purchase at the event.

Thursday, March 8, 6-8pmLandon Nordeman Artist Talk & Book Signing featuring the famed international photographer’s Out of Fashion (named one of the best Photo Books of 2016 by TIME). Looking for the eternal in the ephemeral, Nordeman photographs fine art projects and works for commercial and editorial clients around the world. Though his photographs often appear staged, Nordeman pulls back the curtains and gives viewers a look into the backstage scene at high-profile fashion shows where his subjects are shown in candid moments that are also surreal and even surprising. He has received praise from American Photography, Communication Arts, Pictures of the Year International, The PDN Photo Annual, The Center for Documentary Studies, PDN’s 30 & The Society for Publication Design. View Nordeman’s work HERE, and RSVP HERE for the event. Books are available for purchase at the event.

All three artists in this series are represented by Spalding Nix Fine Art.

FROM THE EARTH BREWING COMPANY: AN OTP GEM

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/18/18

It’s worth your while to travel just a few minutes OTP to try a new gem in Roswell, From the Earth Brewing Company. With a brewery-style bar and full restaurant, we were blown away by the quality of both the beer and the food. Beyond that, when you think brewery, you would think the food might be lacking, but it was spot on, right up there with the best restaurants around our foodie-rich town. Making you hungry? Let’s dive-on in!

We tried three of the starters that included crisp Brussel sprouts, warm pork belly, and a tasty mushroom toast. Starting with the best starter, the pork belly with a maple, bourbon glaze that literally will melt in your mouth. Was this a dessert in disguise? Yes. Yes, it was. A must try if you make the trip. Also, the Brussel sprouts were perfectly crisped on the outside with light balsamic vinaigrette. It also had the right amount of crunch from the bacon tossed throughout. We’re not big mushroom people, but because they are brought in every few days from Loud Mouth Farms the mushroom toast was uber-fresh and delicious blend of toasted bread, goat cheese spread, and balsamic drenched mushrooms. We’re a definite fan and we’ve been converted!

Starting with some salmon and ending with wagyu flank steak, we were impressed with the entrée menu offerings for a brew pub. The salmon dish was cooked exactly how we liked with some black pepper and spices. Simple and delicious with a wild rice cake, asparagus, and local honey that was perfectly paired. Then, the wagyu steak was tender and cooked well with broccoli and a hearty gravy.  On the side was a to-die-for Gouda potatoes au gratin that was savory and rich. It’s something that you could eat every night and never get tired of it! So. Good. Finally, what did they put on their broccoli?  I’ve got to get my hands on it when we cook broccoli at home.

Finally, the beer. They have a little bit of everything from a saison, an IPA, to porters, stouts, Belgian tripel, and their golden ale. The stout wasn’t available and the porter was 2 weeks out from being ready, but we got a taste of it. It’s on the right track with a nutty, richly malted beer. Of the beers they offered that were available we thoroughly enjoyed the tripel and the golden ale. The tripel was a well-balanced and sweet with a hint of hop and yeast on the back. The golden ale was a drinkable, refreshing beer that you could drink and not get tired of all day!

Now that you’re starving, get on up to From the Earth Brewing Company. Tell, Tim, Hi for us!

3RD ANNUAL ATLANTA BRUNCH FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/18

Saturday, March 10th, Noon – 4 pm


The 3rd annual Atlanta Brunch Fest will be held on Saturday, March 10th from 12 pm – 4 pm at Atlantic Station, with VIP entry from 11 am – noon. Close to 40 restaurants will be participating in the event and they will all bring their tastiest brunch items for the crowd to sample. There will be Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer and wine to choose from. Live music as well as everyone’s favorite, DJ Q-Tip, will get the crowd moving. The list of restaurants and menu items will be added to the website soon. This year is a little different with several levels of ticket pricing with General Admission, Bottomless Drink Tickets, and VIP. General admission covers only your entry with food and drinks extra. $15 until March 1st, $20 after, and $25 the day of the event. Bottomless Drink Tickets include all of your drinks with food tastes from all restaurants at $3. They’re $45 before March 1, $50 after, and $60 day of the event. Finally, VIP tickets include all drinks and unlimited food from the VIP tent. These run $69 before March 1, $79 after, and not available the day of the event for purchase. More information at their site here: http://atlantabrunchfestival.com

PARK TAVERN’S 9TH ANNUAL LEPRE*CON WITH A SOCIAL MESS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/18

Looking for a little luck of the Irish? Partygoers can make their way to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park for the 9th annual Lepre*Con 2018 presented by A Social Mess on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Hailed as the largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Atlanta, imbibers donning their best and most outrageous green attire can enjoy a booze-filled day with handcrafted cocktails from Jim Beam, Pinnacle Vodka, Frida Kahlo, Kill Cliff and ice-cold brews from Michelob Ultra, Bud Light, Goose Island, Shock Top and more. Beginning at 2 p.m., patrons can also rock the day away to live music and DJ performances and can nosh on local favorites including burgers, bowls, tacos, salads, sandwiches, fresh sushi and more.

 

For ages 21, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event and entertainment for the day. This event is rain or shine and tickets are nonrefundable. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.xorbia.com/e/asocialmess/leprecon-2018.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL RELEASES 2017 OFFICIAL AFTER-MOVIE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/18

 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/18

The Aquatic Fairytale Set To Return To Atlanta Motor Speedway, September 21 – 23, 2018

 

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

 

Atlanta, GA  – Ramping up to release their biggest lineup to date, Imagine Music Festival, a 3-day camping electronic dance music festival in Atlanta, Georgia, has released the 2017 Official After-Movie for fans to re-live the aquatic fairytale.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 OFFICIAL AFTER MOVIE

 

The 5th Anniversary of Imagine Festival will return to Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 21 through 23, 2018. One of the fastest growing festivals in the country, the 2017 festival hosted approximately 90,000 attendees over the weekend and anticipates even more guests in 2018. Located on 887 acres, with the infrastructure and amenities yet to be seen by a music and camping festival of its size in the U.S, Atlanta Motor Speedway is the ideal venue to support the rapidly growing event.

“Watching the After-Movie and re-living last year has us even more excited for what’s to come in 2018,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “If there is one word that can describe Imagine, it’s magic and with our fan’s help- we look forward to creating even more in 2018. ”

As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine is an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more. The festival will continue to build on its immersive aquatic fairytale with an abundance of performers, live acts, unique atmospheres, amusement rides, vendors and The Imaginarium’s variety of sacred teachings, ceremonies, and transformational workshops. Based on customer feedback, Imagine will continue to improve on lines and wait times to make sure their guests have the best experience and most efficient and safe entry possible. Other improvements include bigger stage designs, more art, and additional infrastructure and guest amenities. Fans can anticipate Imagine’s biggest lineup to date, early Spring.

 

Tickets are available now starting at $150 for a 3-day pass and $202 with camping. Payment plans are also available with monthly payments as low as $31.67. VIP passes, with front row pit access, elevated viewing area, VIP (no line) access, air conditioned chill lounge, bottle service, cocktail service, complimentary champagne toasts, private security, clean trailer bathrooms with running water and air conditioning, giveaways, meet and greets, and more are available starting at $299 for a 3-day pass. Camping Add-Ons including RV passes and Sky View VIP RV Camping are also available to purchase now. 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.

15TH ANNUAL OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL FEATURING COWBOY MOUTH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/8/18

 

15TH ANNUAL OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL FEATURING COWBOY MOUTH 

TAKES OVER PARK TAVERN IN PIEDMONT PARK

 

Atlanta’s Biggest Crawfish Festival Featuring Live Music,

Ten Thousand Pounds of Crawfish, Oysters, Shrimp, a Bloody Mary Bar, and More

 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Beginning at 2 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – For the past 14 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Bringing the taste and flair of New Orleans to Atlanta on Saturday, March 3, 2018, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before, making it Atlanta’s biggest crawfish festival. Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the heart of Midtown, Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, shrimp, and chicken baskets, along with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Red Stripe, handcrafted cocktails and more.

 

With nonstop live music performances beginning at 3 p.m., guests can enjoy eclectic sounds throughout the day, while taking in Park Tavern’s exceptional skyline views. Taking the stage at 8 p.m., the hard-hitting band out of New Orleans, Cowboy Mouth, will once again fill the headliner spot for the annual spring festival, serving up fans their unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and an unparalleled electrifying performance that promises to be unforgettable.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. Ages 20 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event and entertainment for the day. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar, special seating, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth after their performance. To purchase tickets, visit https://xorbia.com/event/details.cfm?d1=parktavern&d2=OC2018CowboyMouth.

ALLORA: DIVERSE NEW ITALIAN CONCEPT FROM CONCENTRIC RESTAURANTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/18

From octopus to lamb pasta and arugula salad, brussels sprouts to wagyu flank steak, Allora is a diverse new Italian concept from our friends Concentrics Restaurants. The restaurant is nestled down in a cozy building on the corner of Atlantic Station and 17th. The décor was also cozy and warm with low lighting and a stunning wood bar, but of course, the star of the show was the food! Let’s take a walk through the menu together.

Of the starters, we tried the arugula salad, brussels sprouts, and the octopus. Brussels sprouts are of our favorite foods, but we have to admit we enjoyed the balance of the delicious arugula salad more with the right amount of peppery lettuce, grapes and balsamic for sweetness, and topped with radish. Sacrilege, I know. The brussels sprouts were delicious in their own right, being perfectly cooked and topped with hazelnut and balsamic sweetness to cut through the sprout’s tartness. Finally, the octopus. We’ve never had octopus before and this didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed its almost crab-like sweetness and much meatier texture than expected. We’re a fan.

We only had one pasta and it was our favorite dish of the night. The Lamb Pappardelle had some of the best marinated lamb we’ve had in recent memory. It was like a wild, savory pot roast entangled with mushroom and wilted kale that gave it a much needed texture and crunch. Then, the pappardelle thick pasta was cooked al dente to round out the dish. We haven’t stopped thinking about it since Friday!

Finally, we come to the main course where we had the wagyu beef with a hazelnut salsa and the Roasted Branzini. You can’t go wrong with steak! Right? The perfectly cooked wagyu flank steak was smooth and tender with great flavor. The hazelnut salsa added a pesto-like quality, but with a sweet and nutty flavor that really off-set the savory of the steak. All worked well together. As for the Branzini, it was charred on the skin side with broccoli and vegetable mixture combined with oil on top. The fish was flaky and slightly sweet. Let’s not forget they left the tail on for a gorgeous presentation.

We’d also like to mention that we were impressed with the variety in both style and price of the wine menu, as well as the stellar wait staff that gave 100%! Kudos to them! If you go down to Allora, bring your appetite, you’re going to need it.

PARK TAVERN IN PIEDMONT PARK PRESENTS MIDTOWN BRUNCHFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/4/18

Featuring Bubbles, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Rosé, Brunch Bites and More!

 

Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Atlanta, GA – Imbibers and diners are invited to brunch the day away at Park Tavern’s Midtown Brunchfest on Sunday, February, 25, 2018. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., brunch lovers can nosh on delicious breakfast bowls, scrambled eggs served with crispy bacon, tater tots smothered and covered, toasted bagels served with cream cheese and cured salmon, a Krispy Kreme station with all the fixings including: whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate; a biscuit station with county ham and sausage; Park Tavern’s signature raw and special baked oysters; and much more. Partygoers can also enjoy libations such as mimosas, bloody marys served with fresh cocktail shrimp, Domaine Ste Michelle Brut Rosé, additional Domaine Ste Michelle champagnes, craft beers, a wide variety of wines, signature handcrafted cocktails and more.

 

For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event, entertainment for the day, and two food or drink tickets. The All-Day Rosé VIP experience includes early entrance, all-day access to the Rosé Room, featuring six selections of rosé and champagne, bottomless mimosas, bottomless champagne, and two food or drink tickets for $45. Additional food station tickets will be available for purchase for $7 each. To purchase tickets, visit, https://www.xorbia.com/events/parktavern/midtown-brunchfest.

2018 ATLANTA UNITED BLOCK PARTY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/4/18

KITS ON. FLAGS OUT. SCARVES UP. 

Join thousands of fans on Saturday, March 10th in Virginia Highlands for the inaugural Atlanta United Block Party – ATL’s first open-streets celebration of all things #ATLUTD.

 

We’re closing down North Highland Ave., and celebrating with giveaways, live entertainment and raffle prizes on the block as we prep for the first match! Plus – we’re partnering with the local pubs to offer exclusive drink specials for Atlanta United fans during the event.

 

Tickets include:

  • (1) Complimentary drink
  • Souvenir Atlanta United t-shirt
  • Exclusive Drink specials from our partner bars

 

Partner Bars Include:

  • Dark Horse Tavern
  • Diesel Filling Station
  • Limerick Junction
  • Blind Willy’s
  • Osteria
  • American Roadhouse
  • The Atlanta United Block Party is a 21+ event.

 

Ticket Link: www.AtlantaUnitedBlockParty.com