PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE SPRING EDITION 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/26/20

Saturday, March 21 at Noon

From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, March 21st to try them all! The pub crawl will begin at 12:00 PM and will end at 4:00 PM.

Get your friends together and come crawl along the Atlanta BeltLine! 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! Tickets are $31.

GET 15% OFF WITH PROMO CODE: ADVENTURESINATL2020 at Check out! Buy tickets here.

Previous Partner Bars:

  • Apres Diem
  • F.R.O.G.S.
  • Char Korean Bar & Grill
  • King of Pops Harvest Bar
  • Pure Taqueria
  • Guac y Margy’s
  • Hawkers
  • Tacos & Tequilas Ponce
  • New Realm
  • Hampton + Hudson
  • Park Tavern
  • Mellow Mushroom

CHECK-IN LOCATIONS: (exact locations TBA)

  • INMAN PARK
  • PONCE
  • MIDTOWN

FADO IRISH PUB BUCKHEAD ST. PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY AND ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/26/20

Block Party: Saturday, March 14th

St. Patrick’s Day: Tuesday, March 17th

Sat., Mar. 14, 7am – Close – Tickets/Info: St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Fadó Irish Pub

Fadó Irish Pub has thrown their St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party since 1996, and this year is no exception. The event will feature outdoor beer and cocktail stations as well as food trucks, performances from Irish Dancers, soccer, Six Nations Rugby, live music and a DJ playing all afternoon and night. Pre-sale tickets ($20) are now available here and will be available for purchase at the door. Festivities will begin at 7am with English Premier League soccer and Six Nations Rugby matches on televisions, and Atlanta United will be on starting at 7:30pm.

Tues., Mar. 17, 7am – Close –Tickets/Info: St. Patricks Day at Fadó Irish Pub

Fadó Irish Pub will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with “Kegs and Eggs” at 7am and live music and Irish dance performances throughout the day. Starting at 4pm, the celebration will be 21+ with a $10 cover at the door. Live music by Desire will begin at 8pm, and a DJ will perform from 10:30pm to close.

THE 2020 ATLANTA FAIR

Liz and John Attaway, 2/23/20

Atlanta’s favorite fair returns with merriment to go around!

Come one, come all!  The Atlanta Fair opens its gates on Friday, March 6 – Sunday, April 12 for fun-seekers of all ages! Atlanta residents and visitors in search of thrilling adventure, lively entertainment and mouthwatering fair food are encouraged to join the festivities with family and friends at one of the city’s most anticipated spring events.

The 2020 Atlanta Fair boasts a number of exhilarating rides and interactive games. Alien Abduction is back for an out-of-this-world experience, along with classic fair favorites such as the Towering Ferris Wheel and a variety of children’s rides and games. Fair food lovers are invited to indulge in all-time fair classics, like fluffy cotton candy, candy apples, funnel cakes and more!

WHAT:
2020 Atlanta Fair

WHEN:
Friday, March 6 – Sunday, April 12

Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 11 pm
Friday – 5pm – Midnight
Saturday Matinee: 1-5 pm
Saturday Evening: 5pm -Midnight
Sunday: 1-11pm

WHERE:
Turner Field – Grey Lot
655 Central Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
404.913.FAIR (3247)

HOW:
Guests may purchase tickets online or at the gate. For online admission, visit
theatlantafair.com.

Fair Entrance Fees:
Opening Night Special: $1 admission for all
Every day (except opening night): $2 for guests under 42”
Monday & Thursday: $3 for guests 42” and taller                                                                                                                  
Tuesday ($2 Tuesdays): $2 admission for all
Wednesday (Whacky Wednesdays): Free admission for all
Saturday Matinee (1-5 p.m.) and Sunday: $5 for guests 42” and taller
Saturday Evening (5pm-Close): $8 for guests 42” and taller
Sunday: (1pm-Close) Admission $2 for guests under 42” and $5 42” & taller

Midway Ride Tickets:
Individual tickets: $1.25 each
Bundle tickets: 25 tickets for $25

‘Unlimited Ride Armband’ Fees are as follows:
Monday, Thursday, Friday: $25
Tuesday $2 Tuesdays (ride any ride $2 ea): NO ARMBANDS on Tuesday
Wednesday (Whacky Wednesdays): $25 Buy One Get One Free
Saturday and Sunday Daytime: $28.95
Saturday After 8 p.m. and Sunday After 7 p.m. (Twilight Special): $25
*Unlimited Ride Armbands are only valid on the day they are purchased.

Parental Escort Policy in Effect
Children under the age of 16-years-old must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on Friday and Saturday evenings. One adult may escort up to four youth. All guests must be able to present a valid Georgia or government issued photo ID.

DRIFT FISH HOUSE & OYSTER BAR’S FOURTH ANNIVERSARY BLUEGRASS BIRTHDAY BASH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/23/20

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

Tuesday, March 3

Oyster Roasts, Live Music and Exclusive Entrée Specials

To celebrate four successful years in East Cobb, Doug Turbush, chef and owner of Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, has teamed up with Gate City Brewing Company and The Jeff Mosier Ensemble for a fourth anniversary Bluegrass Birthday Bash on March 3.

Turbush has thoughtfully created three new and exclusive entrées for guests to try. Crab and lobster enthusiasts will be thrilled to devour the All of the Alaskan King Crab Platter or a whole Maine lobster. Guests also will enjoy live bluegrass music from The Jeff Mosier Ensemble and $4 Gate City drafts served on the patio (weather permitting) and at the main bar. Gate City beers pair exceptionally well with the evening’s James River oysters on the half shell and oyster roast specials.

Oyster Specials

  • One dozen James River oysters on the half shell with traditional accompaniments ($16.44)
  • Oyster Roast ($3.44 each or $13.44 for a flight of all four options)
    • Broiled oysters with Parmesan garlic and lemon
    • Broiled oysters with chili, garlic and lime
    • Oysters Bienville with shrimp, bacon and mushroom
    • Oyster Rockefeller with spinach, bacon and Pernod

Entrée Specials

  • Oak-grilled whole Florida sun shrimp with low country crab rice, tomato jam and shrimp à l’Américaine ($34)
  • Whole Maine lobster (1.25 pounds) served Bienville, Rockefeller, steamed or grilled with hush puppies, slaw, corn, potatoes, sausage and drawn butter ($44)
  • All of the Alaskan King Crab platter with crab salad, crab bisque, crab leg, crab roll, crab beignets and slaw ($54)

5TH ANNUAL ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/16/20

Saturday, March 7th at Noon

Atlantic Station

The 5th annual Atlanta Brunch Fest will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 12-4pm, with Early Entry ticket holders entering at 11am.

Over 60 restaurants will be participating in the event (10 more than last year!) and they will all bring their tastiest brunch items for the crowd to sample. Samples will all be priced at $3 and paid directly to the vendors. There will be Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer, wine, cider and hard seltzer to choose from. A live band and everyone’s favorite DJ Q-Tip will get the crowd moving. The list of restaurants and menu items are continuously being added to the website. https://atlantabrunchfestival.com/menu/

Early Entry tickets include all of your drinks and four food tickets to be used for any food vendor sample. (Tickets must be used between 11am and 1pm.) Cost: $65; $70 after Feb 27th, $80 day of.

Bottomless Drink tickets include all of your drinks. (No food included.) Cost: $45; $50 after Feb 27th; $60 day of.

Buy tickets here.

THE TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW IS COMING TO ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/16/20
Discover Hundreds of Vacation Destinations from Around the World and Meet With Travel Experts and More 
The nationally acclaimed Travel & Adventure Show is descending upon Atlanta this March for its first time ever at Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, February 29 and March 1, 2020.  Attendees will have an opportunity to explore endless vacation options, plan trips with travel experts, attend dozens of educational seminars with renowned experts, dive into faraway cultures at the Global Beats Stage, win trips and more.
Guests will also have the opportunity to meet travel celebrities including Samantha Brown, host of PBS’s “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”, Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Producer, Josh Gates, host of Discover Channel’s “Expedition Unknown”, and many more.  Advanced pricing: $9 for a one-day adult ticket / $16 for a two-day adult ticket (promotion ends February 28, 2020 at 11:59pm ET) Tickets are available starting at $12 for a one-day pass and $20 for a two-day pass on site. Active men and women in the U.S. armed forces are invited to present a military identification prior to the event or at Will Call for free admission for up to four members of their family.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit travelshows.com/shows/atlanta/.

THE WHITE BULL SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: POLENTA PARTY!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/14/20

Thursday, March 5 at 7 pm

Go party with The White Bull in honor of their 2nd Anniversary and be ready to Grab. A. Fork.
The White Bull is the ONLY place in Atlanta that hosts The Polenta Party crafted by Chef/Owner Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella.
An interactive, table-top dining experience starts with fresh greens and to-die-for bread and butter then the magic happens.
The Polenta Table–
a generous serving of freshly-milled, piping-hot polenta
poured down the center of The White Bull’s extensive communal table.
Chef Pat then tops off the polenta with a variety proteins and locally-sourced veggies.
Final touches of fresh Pecorino Romano cheese and high-quality olive oil, accompany the polenta spread–all directly from Chef Pat’s Italian homeland.
Oh, and there’s dessert to top it off!
And the best part??
There aren’t any plates!
$65 per person
(excludes beverages, tax, gratuity)

THE 17TH ANNUAL OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/20

Featuring a Full Day of Delicious Fun Including Live Music From The Dirty Guv’Nahs, Stop Light Observations and Little Stranger, Thousands of Pounds of Crawfish, Fresh Oysters, Cocktails and More!

Saturday, February 29, 2020 Beginning at 2 p.m.

For the past 17 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Offering a day of Mardi Gras inspired fun on Saturday, February 29, 2020, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are flown in the night before along with live music from the fiercely soulful band, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, an acclaimed six-piece brotherhood from Knoxville, TN known for their electrifying rock and roll performances.  Athens, GA-based Stop Light Observations and the quirky, indie hip-hop group, Little Stranger, will get the party started and warm up the stage as guests sip on signature cocktails and cold brews from a souvenir cup and dive into platters boasting 1.5 pounds of piping hot and perfectly spiced boiled crawfish served with new potatoes, corn and sausage.  Additional festival food offerings include Bluepoint and Gulf freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, buckets of steamed oysters with drawn butter, and a fried station with fried oysters, shrimp, and chicken baskets.

The Oyster Crawfish Festival begins at 2 p.m.  While the event is an ages 21 and up event, children ages 20 and under may be accompanied by a parent.  Children 12 and under do not need to purchase a ticket while young adults ages 12 and over can purchase an admission ticket for $10.  General Admission tickets are available beginning at $30 and include entry to the event and all day entertainment.  VIP tickets are available for $60 and grants access to entertainment, private bars, upscale seating, a lounge area with fireplaces, and access to premium indoor restrooms.  The event is rain or shine.  To purchase tickets visit www.parktavern.com.

CITY WINERY ATLANTA’S FEBRUARY EVENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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

CITY WINERY’S OBSERVANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Celebration of Culinary Artisan Events features African-American Chefs and Wineries

 
City Winery celebrates the achievements of the African-American community this February for Black History Month with food and beverage events curated by Beverage Director James Brim. Brim himself is a trailblazer in a growing number of African-American sommeliers and beverage directors in Atlanta.

City Winery’s Celebration of Culinary Artisans ft. Edna Lewis’ “The Taste of Country Cooking” on Saturday, February 15th celebrates the life and achievements of the late Edna Lewis. Edna Lewis was an African-American author and chef, renowned for her traditional Southern cooking that emphasized fresh and locally grown foods. Towards the end of her career, Lewis relocated to Decatur, GA, where she spent the rest of her days. The South’s answer to Julia Child, Edna Lewis has inspired an entire generation of African-American chefs. Her life and impact will be celebrated at City Winery for Black History Month. Chef Vawanda Richardson will prepare an interpretation of the fresh taste of early spring, served family style and paired with wines from African-American producers.
7 p.m. start, 9 p.m. end. Tickets $75 plus applicable fees.

On Saturday, February 29th, City Winery hosts a Celebration of Culinary Artisans: Vertamae Smart Grosvenor “Vibration Cooking, or Tales of a Geechee Girl”. Vertamae Smart Grosvenor was a world-renowned author, performer, and chef. Born in South Carolina in 1937, Vertamae was strongly influenced by her Gullah Geechee community. Having befriended some of the most influential artists, writers, actors, and musicians of the twentieth century, Vertamae held a treasure trove of stories about her experiences  with people like novelist and poet Maya Angelou, and jazz musician Hugh Masekala. The dinner will be with wines from African-American producers paired with the dinner.
7 p.m. start, 10 p.m. end. Tickets $75 plus applicable fees.

Tickets are available online at citywinery.com/atlanta or by calling 404-946-3791.