BREZZA CUCINA TO HOST TASTE OF TERRA MADRE 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/12/18

‘TASTE OF TERRA MADRE’ COLLABORATIVE DINNER & SILENT AUCTION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD

Participating Chefs Include:

Andrew Cacioppo – Brezza Cucina

Jessica Gamble – KR SteakBar

Michael Patrick – Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante

Jamie Adams – Il Giallo Osteria & Bar

Benefits Slow Food Atlanta’s Sponsored Delegates Attending Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 – the Biennial Slow Food Event in Turin, Italy

 

Brezza Cucina, Chef Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant and bar inside Ponce City Market, will host ‘Taste of Terra Madre’ on Thursday, August 23rd, an event to benefit Slow Food Atlanta’s sponsored delegates attending Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018. The collaborative dinner and silent auction connects four of the city’s most talented Italian-trained chefs, including Andrew Cacioppo of Brezza Cucina, Jessica Gamble of KR SteakBar, Michael Patrick of Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante and Jamie Adams of Il Giallo Osteria & Bar, for an evening around slow food.

 

Made up of small-scale farmers, herders, fishers, artisans and cooks from across the globe, the Terra Madre network takes care of the earth, sea and natural resources, and represents a sustainable model of agriculture. Since 2004, Slow Food has promoted Terra Madre, and this year, Slow Food International has selected 14 sponsored delegates from Slow Food Atlanta to represent the city at Terra Madre Salone Del Gusto  2018, a biennial Slow Food event bringing together 7,000 international farmers, producers, activists, educators, chefs, communities and visitors from 160 countries to celebrate good, clean and fair food.

 

At Taste of Terra Madre, guests will mingle over hors d’oeuvres, wine and Negroni cocktails while bidding on silent auction items including a MiniMax Big Green Egg, a Blue Ridge, Georgia getaway, a Georgia Grown Gift Basket and more. Following, guests will be invited to sit at communal tables for a four-course, family-style dinner with wine pairings curated by the participating chefs and Brezza Cucina’s Beverage Director Don Pirone. Local Farmers attending the international gathering of Terra Madre in Turin, Italy, will provide select produce for the dinner.

 

Tickets to attend are $78 per person (including tax and gratuity) and can be purchased here. Seating is limited.

 

ABOUT TERRA MADRE

Slow Food Atlanta has 14 Sponsored Delegates that were selected by Slow Food International to attend this years prestigious event. The small-scale farmers, herders, fishers, artisans and cooks of the Terra Madre network take care of the earth, the sea and our natural resources, and represent a sustainable model of agriculture. Nourishing the planet in harmony with nature and maintaining the fertility of the soil, they are the guardians of biodiversity and community well-being. Since 2004, Slow Food has promoted Terra Madre, a network of food communities rich in inspiration and solutions, spread across 170 countries of the globe. These food communities demonstrate that an alternative to intensive agriculture is possible, a model which is kind, delicate and respectful of the earth and the heritage of thousands of years of traditional knowledge.

IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SURREAL ANNOUNCE FAN EXPERIENCES WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN, KASKADE, ALESSO, RL GRIME, GETTER, THE GLITCH MOB, 12TH PLANET, BEAR GRILLZ AND GRiZ

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/12/18

 

Win A Trip For Two With Flights, VIP Glamping Accommodations and Two VIP Tickets to Imagine Music Festival

 

Proceeds From Imagine Music Festival’s Surreal Campaign to Benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

Atlanta, GA – Imagine Music Festival has announced it will partner with Surreal, a fundraising platform that works with festivals and musicians to offer fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences with proceeds benefitting local charities for the September 21st through 23rd festival. Imagine and Surreal have created two exclusive artist-based experiences which fans can enter with one winner chosen for each. Each winner will receive a VIP ticket to Imagine Music Festival for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz, onsite VIP Glamping by Unity Travel, as well as the artist experience they entered. Net proceeds from the campaign will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

 

The artist-based experiences are to include: a meet and greet with Armin Van Buuren; a side stage performance viewing with Kaskade; golf cart escort ride with Alesso; a side stage performance viewing with RL Grime and signed merch pack; hanging with Getter backstage; trailer hangout with The Glitch Mob; trailer hangout with 12th Planet; eat and greet with Bear Grillz and a signed merch pack from GRiZ. Running from August 7th through to September 5th, fans can enter by submitting a mail-in entry or through several different donation tiers.*  Each package is valued at over $2,100 and donations start at $5 for any individual experience. Additionally, a fan can also donate $25.00 for 5 entries into each experience or $75.00 for 20 entries into each experience. Fans can visit www.givesurreal.com for full details and to enter.

 

Featuring four main stages, 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. The 2018 performer lineup includes: Headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Bassnectar; Kaskade; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime, Zeds Dead and special guests: Adventure Club; Getter; The Glitch Mob. Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Leah Culver; Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Jai Wolf; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Levitation Jones; Protohype; Yheti B2B Toadface and Ployd. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; Boogie3 T; Squnto; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Latmun; special guest: Noisia; Shlump; Tiga; Walker & Royce; and Wax Motif. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IVY Lab; DJ SS and over 70 local and regional acts.

 

Tickets to Imagine 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.  Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $66.55, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

 

ABOUT SURREAL:

Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with festivals and music artists to offer their fans unforgettable experiences with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. To participate, anyone can donate as little as $5 for a chance to win the experience –providing an engaging way to create positive exposure, raise awareness, and make a difference in the world. Follow Surreal on Instagram.

DAVIO’S BUCKHEAD CELEBRATES EIGHT YEARS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/9/18

Celebration to Feature Cocktail Specials, Complimentary Appetizers & Auction to Raise Funds for The Giving Kitchen

 

On Thursday, August 16th, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse located in Buckhead invites family, friends, celebrity chefs and local celebrities in celebrating their eight-year anniversary at Phipps Plaza. Hosted by Jezebel Magazine, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary appetizers, cash bar, live music and partake in a silent auction with gifts from Lilly Pulitzer, Saks Fifth Avenue, Mandarin Oriental Atlanta, Kate Spade, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta and many more! Proceeds from the event and raffle items will benefit The Giving Kitchen!

 

The Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources. Founded in 2013, they are a restaurant community where crisis is met with compassion and care.

CITY WINERY TO PAIR ADAM SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT WITH AN EVENING OF MUSIC

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

The Celebration of the Award-Winning Photographer’s Chronicling of American Blues Includes a Performance from Ben Nichols (Lucero) and Cedric Burnside

 

Friday, August 24, 2018 

ATLANTA, GA – City Winery is set to host one of the most respected authorities on the blues culture of the Deep South, Adam Smith. His work has earned him Photographer of the Year by the 11th Hour, and a permanent installation at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Smith’s collection of works, titled Mornin’ Ain’t Come Yet: A Look Into the Music and Landscape of the Deep South, features moments he captured with blues legends such as Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and T-Model Ford, as well as the swampy environment of the Mississippi Delta.

Also included will be pieces with Georgia rockers such as Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell as well as Marty Stewart, Porter Wagoner, and others.

His collection of 35mm, medium-format, and large-format photography will be on display at City Winery the night of Friday, August 24th. Available for purchase will be limited edition silver gelatin prints of negatives from his darkroom.

Accompanying the exhibit will be live music from alt-Americana rock songwriter Ben Nichols of Lucero. Lucero formed in Memphis in the late 90’s, gaining notoriety in the 2000s from its gritty approach to alt-country music.

Nichols is joined by GRAMMY-nominated bluesman Cedric Burnside, grandson of blues legend (and one of Smith’s subjects) R.L. Burnside. Cedric Burnside is noted as one of the most accomplished drummers in the world, having won ‘Drummer of the Year’ at the Blues Music Awards four years in a row.

6 p.m. doors and viewing, 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are available for purchase here now for $20, $25, $30 plus applicable fees. For more information, call (404) 946-3791, or visit citywinery.com/atlanta.

9TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/18

Enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, and charity

to benefit Georgia’s food-insecure population.
 

 

ATLANTA, GA — Wholesome Wave Georgia returns with their 9th annual Southern Chefs Potluck on Sunday, September 16, 2018 for the final year at the pastoral grounds at the Inn at Serenbe. This event will bring together guests for an exclusive, intimate afternoon of food, fellowship, and charity. A favorite among the Atlanta food community, Southern Chefs Potluck invites some of the city’s most highly-regarded chefs like Steven Satterfield, Asha Gomez, and more to mingle with guests and enjoy a casual Sunday supper in a beautiful open-air pavilion to support Wholesome Wave Georgia.

 

WHEN:

Sunday, September 16, 2018

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:

The Inn at Serenbe

10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road

Palmetto, GA 30268

 

Each chef will contribute a family-style side dish for dinner that compliments a main dish to be served along with homemade pickles, relishes, and desserts to be shared. The event will also feature local beer, wine, and cocktails created and served by renowned mixologists and a live auction with one-of-a-kind chef experiences and a guest auctioneer.

 

In addition to the delicious food provided at the potluck, Wholesome Wave Georgia will offer a VIP pre-party hosted by Steven Satterfield and Asha Gomez. The VIP kick-off party will be held at the Inn at Serenbe with live music, cocktails, and small appetizers.

 

 

Tickets are $175 for general admission, $300 for VIP admission, and $600 for a VIP admission package for two. Last year, Southern Chefs Potluck raised more than $146,000 in support of Wholesome Wave Georgia’s mission to increase access to fresh, healthy, and locally-grown food for all Georgians.

 

All proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia’s two core programs: Georgia Fresh for Less™ (GF4L) and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program® (FVRx). Georgia Fresh for Less matches dollar- for-dollar what EBT/Food Stamps consumers spend at their local farmers markets to encourage healthy and affordable eating habits. The statewide program serves more than 10,000 families per year across more than 41 counties and features a network of 62 farmers markets in both rural and urban communities. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program creates affordable access to fruits and vegetables by partnering with fresh food and healthcare providers to write healthy eating prescriptions for families with diet-related illnesses. The FVRx Program operates at four sites across the state and redeemed over $66,000 worth of fruit and vegetable incentives in 2017.

THIS YEAR’S DISCOVER ADAC GOES BEYOND DESIGN AND SHINES A LIGHT ON EVERY ASPECT OF LIVING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/18

Collaboration with Nearly All-Female Speakers Brings Fresh Perspectives
on How People Respond to Their Environments

ATLANTA: ADAC – an essential design destination located in the prestigious Buckhead district of Atlanta – is excited to welcome the Southeast’s design community September 25-27 to its annual DISCOVER ADAC. The three-day celebration will be comprised of a series of guest speakers by noted interior designers, cultural icons, artists, visionaries, architects, and more. With a full program spanning book signings, product launches, cocktail sip and strolls, salon-style talks, and pop-up shops, this design celebration is perfect for any level of design enthusiast.

“We want to embolden attendees to explore all elements in life at this year’s DISCOVER ADAC – how our homes reflect our desires told and untold, why beauty is important, and how unexpected paths can lead to an adventurous career in design,” said Katie Miner, General Manager at ADAC. “Beyond the concept of design, the week centers on finding inspiration, being mindful, and designing a more beautiful life in every aspect, which ultimately allows you to become more comfortable in your home. In addition, with a high number of female participants, we’re looking forward to celebrating women designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives of all kinds.”

Programming throughout the three-day event will bring together some of the industry’s most beloved names. Attendees can look forward to hearing from designer Charlotte Moss (Charlotte Moss, LLC) on finding beauty and inspiration, and why it’s important; House Beautiful Editor in Chief Sophie Donelson on a first look at five ideas driving the home of tomorrow; and designers Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler, and Carolyne Roehm on their private worlds, from their storied careers to what’s next for the celebrated tastemakers.

Here are nine of over 20 events to expect at this fall’s market:

  • Tuesday, September 25th at 10:00 AM THE POWER OF PATTERN | Susanna Salk with Leslie Newsom Rascoe
    Showing some of her favorite images from her latest book, The Power of Pattern: Interiors and Inspiration: A Resource Guide, Susanna Salk reveals how wallpaper and fabric designs can be used to elevate and personalize every room. Susanna sits down with MILIEU’s Design Director, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, to explore how pattern – whether floral, geometric or iconic – can be as instrumental as any accessory to a room’s overall impact and reflection of its owner’s unique style.
  • Tuesday, September 25th at 1:00 PM BEAUTY… A LIFE IN PURSUIT | Charlotte Moss with Margot Shaw
    “I am going to make everything around me beautiful that will be my life.” Elsie de Wolfe.  For 34 years, Charlotte Moss has considered her career a privilege, a blessing, and a challenge. Throughout it all, she has remained committed to making everything in her path as beautiful, inspiring, and accessible as possible. Beginning with rearranging her parents’ furniture and learning how to garden with her grandmother to a career in decorating, Charlotte’s quest for beauty is legendary. In conversation with FLOWER Magazine Editor in Chief, Margot Shaw, Charlotte reveals what inspires her in her constant pursuit of beauty and why it is important.
  • Tuesday, September 25th at 4:00 PM CLASSICAL CONCEPTS IN THE NEW SOUTH | Stanley Dixon, Jeffrey Dungan & Ken Pursley with Peter Lyden & Haskell Harris
    Join Garden & Gun for a discussion on classical and Southern architecture, blended with the modern design of the New South. Moderated by Garden & Gun’s Style Director, Haskell Harris, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s President, Peter Lyden, the discussion features perspectives from three Southeast Architect of the Year Award winners: Stanley Dixon of D. Stanley Dixon Architect in Atlanta, Georgia; Jeffrey Dungan of Jeffrey Dungan Architects in Birmingham, Alabama; and Ken Pursley of Pursley Dixon Architecture in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Wednesday, September 26th at 10:00 AM – HOW TO LIVE TOMORROW | Sophie Donelson
    The conversation around the trends in home design too often focuses on colors, furniture styles, and technologies. But the future of how we live beautifully and happily is told through homes that reflect our desires told and untold – and products are just one element. House Beautiful Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, presents a first look at the five ideas driving the home of tomorrow with critical take-aways for designers seeking business innovations for today.
  • Wednesday, September 26th at 1:00 PM WHO INSPIRES YOU? | Alexa Hampton with Jennifer Boles
    Join Kravet Inc. for an exclusive discussion celebrating the release of Inspired Design: The 100 Most Important Interior Designers of the Past 100 Years. Led by author Jennifer Boles, this discussion spotlights the iconic trailblazers who paved the way for modern-day interior design. Jennifer sits down with designer Alexa Hampton to find out: who inspires you? Where do your ideas come from? Learn what it’s like working with the many inspiring designers Alexa has crossed paths with, and what it’s like to be among the youngest designers name-dropped in this book vetted by the design community.
  • Wednesday, September 26th at 3:00 PM A DESIGNER’S UNEXPECTED JOURNEY | Marshall Watson
    Interior designer Marshall Watson invites you to join him on an adventure as he shares stories from the unexpected path that led him to a career in design. Showcasing dynamic images from his book, The Art of Elegance, as well as exclusive photos that have never been published before, Marshall weaves a visual journey through the distinctive houses he has designed and demonstrates how he uses warmth, light, peace, comfort, balance, and livability to create homes that are classic, timeless and most importantly, elegant. Following the talk, visit with Marshall during an in-showroom reception and book signing.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 10:00 AM – THE POWER OF STYLE | Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler, Carolyne Roehm with Clinton Smith
    Join celebrated tastemakers Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler, and Carolyne Roehm for an engaging, enlightening, and entertaining chat with VERANDA Editor in Chief, Clinton Smith. Known for their authentic voices and a passion for timeless design, this lauded group offers a peek into their private worlds — from their storied careers to what’s next on the horizon. Each is known for transcending the world of interior design with a 360-degree focus on lifestyle, which incorporates product design, garden design and outdoor living, elegant entertaining, book publishing, and even fashion design. Join us for this master class on All Things Style.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 1:00 PM – AFFLUENT ECLECTICISM: IT’S ALL IN THE MIX | Jamie Drake & Mary Douglas Drysdale with Jill Waage
    Join Traditional Home Editor in Chief, Jill Waage, along with panelists Jamie Drake and Mary Douglas Drysdale, for a dialog on the modernization of traditional design. As eclecticism grows ever stronger, how are the priorities, mindsets, and vocabulary changing around affluence? Are we at a tipping point between modern and classic in the mix? What’s rising and waning? Are antiques less — or even more — relevant to the next generation? Learn answers to these questions and more as you gain new perspectives from these powerhouses of design.
  • Thursday, September 27th at 3:00 PM – HOW STORYTELLING BUILDS LUXURY BRANDS | Gabriel Hendifar & David Kleinberg with Pamela Jaccarino
    Join Pamela Jaccarino, Luxe Interiors + Design Editor in Chief, as she sits down with David Kleinberg, Founder of the internationally-renowned interior design firm, David Kleinberg Design Associates, and Gabriel Hendifar, Creative Director and Co-founder of APPARATUS, a New York-based lighting, furniture, and object design studio, for an engaging conversation about creating environments that build a brand through storytelling. The designers discuss their early days, the challenges faced, and their inspirations that have proven successful along the way.

ADAC carries the fun into the evening on Tuesday, September 25, and Wednesday, September 26 with ADAC West Sip and Stroll and DISCOVER ADAC After Hours – two evenings of cocktail parties and pop-ups throughout the Center that make it the perfect time to catch up with friends, visit favorite showrooms, and explore everything new. To see the full DISCOVER ADAC lineup, flip through the event guide here. Registration opens Friday, August 10.

INAUGURAL VIVA TEQUILA FESTIVAL ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/18

EXCLUSIVE FOR ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA AUDIENCE AND FOLLOWERS. Get 10% off your tickets via our link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viva-tequila-festival-atlanta-tickets-46108694346?discount=adventure

 

ATLANTA, GA – The inaugural Viva Tequila Festival (www.vivatequilafestival.com) will be held at Atlantic Station, September 15, 2018 from 11 am-6 pm with an exclusive after-party from 6 pm -9 pm.

 

Viva Tequila Festival welcomes food, art, music and small batch, hand-crafted tequilas of Mexico to the streets of Atlanta’s own Atlantic Station.  The festival is thrilled to introduce our official, non-profit sponsor, the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance, (GOCA), an organization dedicated to “increasing awareness and educating Georgia’s women, their families, and the healthcare community about the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer.” A portion of the festival’s proceeds will benefit GOCA. (www.gaovariancancer.org)

Viva Tequila is also proud to announce a community partnership with the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and The Georgia Hispanic Business Center (https: // ghcc.org).

 

Atlanta’s finest participating restaurants will be paired with the world’s finest boutique tequilas to create Signature Bites and Sips designed to dazzle your palate. The festival will educate attendees on the history of the agave plant, tequila cultivation, proper sipping technique and its’ development on the global market. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to stroll through Atlantic Station’s Pinnacle Pad and sample prepared bites from some of city’s finest restaurants as they display their respective culinary talents. A complete list of the restaurants can be found on the Viva Tequila website.

 

Moreover, Viva Tequila Festival presents a unique marketing opportunity for its participants. Restaurants and tequila sponsors will be featured on “The Tastemaker Talks” Live with Sean O’Keefe, a new Facebook Live show highlighting Atlanta’s most influential brand ambassadors and tastemakers. As a leader in the events industry, and the producer behind Viva Tequila, Sean O’Keefe (www.seanokeefeevents.com) will be bringing his wealth of culinary knowledge and event design expertise to the forefront. “This show is an exciting option to introduce the sponsors and cross promote the brands, further increasing their reach and exposure for the duration of the festival campaign this summer. “ says O’Keefe. All participating brands will be eligible for inclusion in the “The Tastemaker Talks” series.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for small business owners for the “Mi Pueblito Craft and Artisan Showcase” a lively marketplace for vendors whose wares reflect the dynamic and rich culture of Mexico.  Mi Pueblito, designed in the style and feel of Olvera Street in Los Angeles, will allow local artisans to sell their crafts and merchandise in the midst of the festival.

 

The price for general admission is now $55 and $150 for VIPs. VIP guests will enjoy intimate conversations with the Tequila makers in the sophisticated VIP lounge and have access to the Viva La Noche after party, complete with live music performances.  Each ticket includes six delicious bites to be paired with six tequila sips. Each bite is a small dish, each sip is a small-pour, handcrafted cocktail created in conjunction with the restaurant’s chef and bartender. All bites and sips will be created solely for Viva Tequila and are unique to the feel of each restaurant.

 

All adults aged 21 and older are welcomed. Tickets can be purchased at www.vivatequilafestival.com and Eventbrite.

THE CHEESE FEST 2018 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/18

Produced by Gourmet Foods International to Help Educate Atlanta’s Cheese Lovers

 

ATLANTA: Tickets for The Cheese Fest 2018 are officially on sale! The farmer’s market-style festival is in its sixth year. The annual event brings together small food producers from around the globe along with South-east consumers at one venue—Historic Fourth Ward Park. Atlanta was recently named one of the South’s best food cities by Southern Living, propelling culinary interest in our charming city. The Cheese Fest now attracts close to 3,000 attendees. The tremendous growth of the event has sparked the festival team to craft several new experiences and a larger-sized festival, overall. Annual nonprofit recipient, Giving Kitchen, will receive a portion of all proceeds from the event. Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial assistance and a network of community resources throughout 47 counties in Georgia.

 

The Cheese Fest will take place at Historic Fourth Ward Park, Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available at The Cheese Fest – $35 for general admission. A $65 VIP ticket includes admission to The Cheese Fest plus a waterfront pairing of your choice of wine, beer, or Champagne. Cash bars will be available throughout the festival to sell beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. ATMs will also be on-site. General admission ticket includes entry into The Cheese Fest Atlanta, access to the Meltdown competition, and samplings from cheese producers from around the world. The first 500 attendees receive a special giveaway upon entering the festival.

 

As of June 25, festival experiences include; unlimited tastings from 100+ artisan cheese and specialty food vendors; marketplace goods available for purchase; waterfront seating for cheese pairing classes such as beer, wine and sparkling beverages; A Pig and A Pint, pairing charcuterie from Spotted Trotter with various beers; Olives Galore!, an educational class hosted by Divina, detailing the history, fermentation process and providing samples of numerous olives; the highly anticipated Meltdown competition, featuring popular, Atlanta chefs grilling it out for People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice awards; Cheesemaker Unplugged/Uncensored: Meet the Maker featuring the 2018 winner from American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference; and live music by singer-songwriter, Rachel Baiman.

 

About The Cheese Fest: Good food. Local. Community.

Gourmet Foods International Gourmet Food International began as a small Atlanta area cheese shop in 1967. Since then, we have grown into one of the leading specialty food suppliers in the nation. Our mission is to provide our customers with the freshest and finest specialty food products in perfect condition. We take special interest in small producers and work directly with them to offer hand-crafted, healthy, and environmentally conscientious products.

 

The Cheese Fest was produced as a way for GFI to bring together artisan cheesemakers and specialty producers from around the globe to meet with the consumer to provide cheese education in the form of pure enjoyment. The Cheese Fest is in its 6th year and is a community farmer’s market-style festival, with focus on artisan cheese, small cheese producers, and specialty foods that come from cows, goats, small farms and organic origins.

OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/18

**ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 13TH AT 10:00 AM** The first 500 single-day tickets are available for just $10!

Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German-themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! We’re taking THREE days (October 12th-14th) to enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, Oktoberfest-inspired craft beer, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities in Historic Fourth Ward Park. There are 3-day passes and single-day tickets available, which include admission to the event, a souvenir 22oz beer stein, and first beer free (one per day for a 3-day pass). TICKETS: www.OktoberfestATL.com

Want a sneak preview? Here’s a video of last year’s event here!

GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 16TH ANNUAL TWO-DAY EVENT AND 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARK THIS AUGUST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/9/18

Free, Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market, 

Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, Farmer’s Market and Much More

 

Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018 

Atlanta, Georgia – An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 16th year on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018. Presented by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 16th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, craft beer and more.

Raising more than 100 thousand dollars in 2017 for the Grant Park Conservancy and its mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving the park while planning for its future needs, the 16th annual festival will also celebrate the historic park’s 135 anniversary. A special birthday bash and auction hosted by The Beacon Atlanta is set to kick-off the weekend’s festivities on Friday, August 24th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Additional details will be released in the coming weeks.

On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at www.summershadefestival.org or active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.

Additional details about the 2018 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months.  For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.