Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Fall Festivities and Seasonal Fun Slated for The Battery Atlanta this September

Atlanta’s prime entertainment destination hosting 5K races, Girls Night Out, an assortment of live shows and much more!

The Battery Atlanta is ushering in the fall season with a series of engaging activities. Guests will enjoy the autumn weather with Yoga by Kaiser Permanente and shop farm fresh local produce at the Farmers Market. There is a full lineup of performers at Coca Cola Roxy, including Danna Paola and Daniel Caesar. Park Bench postgame events keep visitors entertained all month long with DJs, Karaoke and special performances. The Battery Atlanta will also welcome participants for RaceTrac’s Run for Research 5K and the St. Jude Walk/Run 5K to support a cause. Additionally, every Thursday, attendees can indulge in a Girls Night Out at Blue Moon Beer Garden, presented by Live! at The Battery Atlanta.

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Monday, Sept. 11 and 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the Plaza Green
Guests will stress less and stretch more at the outdoor yoga classes presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to help release tension and relax. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. Guests can register here.

Farmers Market
Sunday, Sept. 17 and 24 from 1-4 p.m. on the Plaza Green
The Battery Atlanta Farmers Market has the locally made must-haves for Atlantans! A variety of local vendors will be in attendance selling wellness products, prepared foods, artisanal bread and more. The Bark Market is a special section for four-legged friends.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by Wellstar
A brisk walk curbs cravings reduces stress and offers a healthy way to catch up with friends and family! Adults and kids are encouraged to get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

Events & Promotions:

Labor Day Cigar Event at BURN by Rocky Patel
Friday, Sept. 1-Monday, Sept. 4 from 2-10 p.m.
Whether an aficionado or a novice enthusiast, guests revel in the ultimate cigar experience with the BURN By Rocky Patel Labor Day Sale. Cigar lovers will not want to miss these four full days of exclusive deals.

Silverspot Cinema Terrific Tuesdays
Tuesdays all day
Film fans can partake in special priced $9 movie tickets on Tuesdays at Silverspot Cinema, indulging in the Silverspot experience by skipping the line and ordering food and beverages from their seats.

Silverspot Cinema Happy Hour Specials
Monday through Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
Movie goers enjoy discounted drinks, tasty snacks and shareable bites. More information can be found here.

Girls Night Out at Live! at The Battery Atlanta
Thursdays 8 p.m.-midnight
Discover an exceptional evening designed with ladies in mind in the newly unveiled Blue Moon Beer Garden. Explore a range of culinary and beverage offerings as well as diverse entertainment selections. From serene yoga sessions and spirited game nights to imaginative Sip ‘n Paint gatherings, attendees find ample opportunities for leisure and enjoyment. This is event FREE to attend.

Let’s Beat Breast Cancer Rally
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Monday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.
Local experts, community advocates and breast cancer survivors will come together for a special gathering in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Featuring Jonesboro High School Majestic Marching Cardinals and drum corps rival, Redan High School “Sudden Impact” Drumline, to “Beat the Drum” for breast cancer prevention, all are invited to enjoy the music and raise your voice to support this lifesaving message.

RaceTrac’s Run for Research 5K
Saturday, Sept. 16, 6:30-9:30 a.m.
RaceTrac hosts families and friends of all fitness levels for a 5K to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation in support of Parkinson’s research. The event includes complimentary food, entertainment and the chance to win prizes. Runners are encouraged to participate in the theme “RACE FOR FOX IN YOUR CRAZIEST SOCKS!” and wear their wildest socks. To Register for RaceTrac’s Run for Research 5K click here.

St. Jude Walk/Run 5K
Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 a.m.
The St. Jude Walk/Run 5K is a heartwarming and family-oriented event that brings together individuals from all over the country in support of St. Jude’s crucial mission of saving children by finding cures.

Autism Speaks Walk
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 a.m.
Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Funds raised help fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. To begin your fundraising today, register here.  

Park Bench Postgame Events:
Park Bench welcomes fans to keep the night rocking and rolling with live music – showtimes are at 10 p.m. (or immediately following the conclusion of game).

⦁ Rockin’ Piano: Sept. 1, 6, 15, 19, 22 and 28
⦁ Dueling Pianos show!: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
⦁ Park Bench DJ: Sept. 3, 4, 11, 12, 17, 24 and 25
⦁ Nick Bryant Acoustic: Sept. 5, 18, and 27
⦁ Josh Courson Band: Sept. 7
⦁ 90 Proof Band: Sept. 8
⦁ Hot Hits & Cool Drinks: Sept. 10
⦁ Karaoke Night!: Sept. 13, 14 20 and 21
⦁ Erica Nam Concert: Sept. 26
⦁ Josh Courson Band: Sept. 29

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a diverse collection of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of talents to the stage for fans to discover. All venue information can be found here.

⦁ Danna Paola
Friday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m.
⦁ BabyMetal & Dethklok
Saturday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
⦁ Daniel Caesar
Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.
⦁ Bad Omens: Concrete Forever
Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
⦁ Eden Muñoz
Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.
⦁ Parkway Drive: Monsters of Oz
Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
⦁ Anthony Jeselnik: Bones and All
Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.
⦁ Dance Gavin Dance
Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
⦁ Sylvan Esso – No Rules with GRRL
Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.
⦁ Eric Nam
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m.
⦁ All Time Low
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.
⦁ NoCap: The BirdNest Tour
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.
⦁ Omar Chaparro
Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.
⦁ Deon Cole: My New Normal
Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.


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


BLKQUEST is what the best bar crawls and food festivals are made of, but we made it Black and added a chance to win cash money!

Register as a team or solo participant to win $1000 cash and $1,500 in other prizes at this city-wide food, drink, and fun crawl to find Atlanta’s Best in Black-Owned. 

This scavenger hunt is an interactive and fun experience to highlight the Black-owned businesses they have access to in metro Atlanta.

This event is presented by a search engine like Google that puts the search for all things Black, all in one place. Participants will use this website to find the answers to clues, complete challenges, and reach their destinations.

Buy your tickets online at You and your team member(s) should arrive at the starting location by 12:45pm to get signed up. You will be asked to sign a waiver if you did not complete it electronically. Teams must have at least 2 people and cannot have more than 5 people. Solo participants cannot compete for the grand cash prize, but they can participate and win prizes along the way.

Get your tickets early for $5 per person.
Before event day, general tickets will increase to $10 per person.

On event day, tickets are $20 per person. 

Participants must be over 18 years old or accompanied by an adult. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Prepare to Encounter Two, New Terrifying Haunts: PRIMORDIAL and CRYPTID CHAOS

Sept. 22-23 and 29-30
Oct. 1, 5-8, 10-15, 17-31
Nov. 3-5, 10-11
Open nightly at 7 p.m., closing times will vary

 This September, the iron-bound doors of NETHERWORLD Haunted House will be groaning open once more to unveil the unspeakable horrors that lurk within! Celebrating its 27th Season of Screams, the acclaimed attraction returns with two new haunt themes during its Opening Weekend on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23. The haunted attraction will also be open select dates in October and November.
After close to three decades the legendary NETHERWORLD continues to shock and amaze even the most experienced haunted house guests each year with its intricate sets, next-level special effects, and terrifyingly realistic monsters. Located in Stone Mountain, GA, fear fans from far and wide will gather to experience Atlanta’s ultimate Halloween event with two incredible haunted attractions, PRIMORDIAL and CRYPTID CHAOS! 
PRIMORDIAL is a continuation of The Undying Horror tale experienced by NETHERWORLD fans last year. This time, elemental beings of water, wind, Earth, and fire fueled by the energy of the gateway to the NETHERWORLD have emerged into our universe, seeking to destroy all of the Netherspawn that had arrived before them!    
In CRYPTID CHAOS, the nefarious Boogeyman has returned to create his own twisted world of living nightmares. To fulfill his nightmarish fantasy, he begins to drain the dark energy of the Cryptid Creatures imprisoned in a secret facility known as the BOX. But, before he can consume them, the creatures fight back, mutating the BOX staff into murderous urban legends and battling the Boogeyman to place a new Cryptid Creature at the top of the food chain!
With a passion for all things frightening and an expansive background in film, television, and the haunted attraction industry, the co-founders of NETHERWORLD, Ben Armstrong and Billy Messina, have consistently designed experiences that make horror lovers feel they’ve walked right into their most twisted nightmare, and this season, they’re taking the thrill up another level.
“This year’s haunts are totally overloaded with an insane amount of intense new experiences. Each season we always try to make the haunts even more over the top, but this year is just crazy!” said Armstrong. “We’re excited for our fans and newcomers to experience the WOW moments that both of our new haunts are guaranteed to bring!”
Fearless mortals who make it through the haunted houses will encounter a treat waiting for them after they exit, the Halloween festival-styled Midway. Patrons will be greeted by roaming creatures, a massive dragon, huge jack-o-lanterns, and Instagram-worthy photo ops. Food options galore will also be available, including demented donuts, hot dogs, nachos, gourmet popcorn and NEW this year: fudge, pretzels, and bratwurst. Guests can also get their hands on last year’s fan-favorite, Dr. Octane’s Bizarre Beverages, where the sinister mad scientist Dr. Octane will serve up several flavors of tasty non-alcoholic bubbling concoctions featuring swirls of colors!
If you dare, continue reading to learn more about this year’s two new haunts: 
PRIMORDIAL: To prevent the Undying Horror from birthing an endless horde of hideous monsters, the gateway to the NETHERWORLD from which it drew its energy was diverted to a hidden universe of ELEMENTAL power by the Brotherhood of Rhomb. Suddenly, beings of water, wind, Earth, and fire began emerging into our world seeking to destroy all of the Netherspawn that had arrived before them. Will this battle finally end the evil from the NETHERWORLD or will all of mankind and the NETHERWORLD fall to the PRIMORDIAL power that has been set free?
Featuring: The Sunken City of Horrors, The Lure of the Mermaids, Crushed by the Kraken, Massacred by the Mammoth, The Frozen Tombs of Whyshburg, Battered by the Beast Men, Stone Golems of Earth and Lava, Shrine of the Zombie Queen, Incinerated by the Fire Demons, In the Cave of the Dragon, Temple of the Bat Beasts and the Pit of the Demiurge and more out of control, amped up, enraged, elemental action than your fragile mind can comprehend!
CRYPTID CHAOS: To bring a world of living nightmares into physical reality, the dream stalker known as the Boogeyman needed massive amounts of dark energy from the unfathomable realms of its origin. Twisting and infecting the thoughts of the scientists at the secret facility known as the BOX, it tricked them into collecting Cryptids, creatures of myth and legend from all over the world and trapping them so that it could feed on their power and grow strong beyond all comprehension. But these weird entities fought back, transforming the staff into urban legends, and engaging the Boogeyman in a Battle Royale to place a new Cryptid Creature at the top of the food chain!
Featuring: Chupacabra Chaos, The Mothman Massacre, The Yeti in Chains, Trampled by the Jersey Devil, Flight of the Banshee, The Mongolian Death Worm, Haunted by the Hellhound, The Wail of the Sirenhead, The Prey of Pigzilla, Threatened by the Thunderbird, The Sinister Surgeries of Dr. Squid, Death by the Dog Man, The Lair of the Lake Monster and the Nightmare World of the Boogeyman.
For more details on NETHERWORLD Haunted House, please visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

On the heels of celebrating its 5-year anniversary, Larkin on Memorial, the 63,000-square-foot mixed-use development by Paces Properties, is set to welcome PERC Coffee this fall. Known for its flavorful brews and upbeat atmosphere, PERC Coffee will occupy 1,500 square feet, plus 500 square feet of patio space.
“We couldn’t be happier to have PERC Coffee joining the development later this year and Birdcage coming early next year,” said Paces Properties President & CEO David Cochran. “Both will be a fantastic fit for the Grant Park neighborhood and serve as places where residents can come enjoy delicious food and drink in a welcoming and engaging environment.”
With this latest addition, Larkin on Memorial is now 88% leased, including Ace Hardware, East Atlanta Oral Surgery, Firepit Pizza Tavern, Grant Park Market, Kale Me Crazy, Lush Nail Bar, My Salon Suite, Ramen Station, Squash Blossom, Primrose Schools, Vibe Ride, and now, PERC Coffee. There is one 2,500-square-foot (plus 500 square feet of patio space) space available for an additional full-service restaurant tenant, as well as two in-line retail spaces available.
Founded in 2020, PERC Coffee is on a mission to share good times and amazing coffee while creating spaces with fun, nostalgic vibes. PERC Coffee Grant Park will be the brand’s fourth location, with storefronts open in East Lake, Virginia Highlands, and Savannah, and another location underway in Tucker. The shop offers a full coffee menu with specialty and seasonal espresso drinks, including its signature GoodTimes Latte with lavender, vanilla, and habanero sugar. The food menu includes made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, granola bowls, a breakfast crunchwrap, and lighter lunch options.
The shop itself will be open and full of bright colors to match the vibe of the PERC Coffee brand. Featuring a custom pink La Marzocco Linea PB Espresso Machine, the espresso bar will sit above a glowing lightning bolt, and both the interior and exterior will feature hand-painted murals by Chris Sturdivant of The Debonair Signman, designed by “graphic guru” Brad Praria.

“We look for spaces where we can connect with the neighborhood,” said Philip Brown, Owner/Founder/CEO of PERC Coffee. “Everything lined up, and we knew it was time to join the Larkin on Memorial community. The space is perfect, and we love the neighborhood. We cannot wait to party with the folks in Grant Park.”
In addition to PERC, Larkin on Memorial will also welcome Birdcage in early 2024, an eatery from Leslie Cohen, owner of Firepit Pizza Tavern. Located adjacent to Cohen’s popular pizza tavern, the 3,000-square-foot freestanding building will be filled with vibrant colors, flamboyant vibes, Latin-inspired signature and seasonal dishes, innovative cocktails, craft beers, wine, and more. Additional details will be available in the coming months.
“It’s a dream to be back working on leasing with the Paces team especially on Larkin on Memorial,” said Laura King, Founder of Alcove Commercial Real Estate. “Having worked on this project at its inception and seeing how it’s come together, it’s no surprise that PERC is the absolute perfect complement to the Larkin tenant lineup. Their commitment to teamwork, inclusivity, and all-around love for coffee and community is a model that encompasses the Larkin on Memorial vision.”


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

The countdown to Halloween is officially on, and in preparation, tickets for NETHERWORLD Haunted House‘s 27th Season of Screams are now on sale!

Check out what the folks at NETHERWORLD have in store for guests this season!

  • Two NEW terrifying haunts (PRIMORDIAL and CRYPTID CHAOS)
  • The festival-styled Midway imbued with Halloween spirit
  • Last year’s fan-favorite Dr. Octane’s Bizarre Beverages
  • Roaming monsters lurking everywhere
  • Fun food like donuts, gourmet popcorn, fudge, pretzels, bratwurst + more
  • A myriad of creepy (and Instagramable!) photo ops
  • Access to the House of Creeps Monster Museum featuring movie props, cool monster displays, fun photo ops, and a collection of NETHERWORLD memorabilia
  • Five epic escape room games including the new Alien Terror game (*Not included in haunted house ticket)

NETHERWORLD Haunted House will be open beginning the weekend of Sept. 22–23 and Sept. 29-30, then most dates through Halloween and weekends in November until the closing weekend on Nov. 10–11. General Admission and Speed Passes for expedited entry are on sale now. For more details on the haunts, new additions and to buy tickets, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Gather to Kick off the Falcons Football Season, Indulge in the Highly Anticipated
Midnight Market and Race for a Cause With SBTF Race for Research

As summer turns into fall and the school year is back in full swing, Atlantic Station offers the ideal lineup of ticketed and complimentary events to carry you into the season. From monthly favorites like Tiny Doors Open Studio and Tot Spot to new adventures like Dirty Birds Rally and SBTF Race for Research, September at Atlantic Station has something in store for everyone.

The Atlantic Station September Calendar of Events includes:

Located Around Atlantic Green | Every Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Every Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT | Friday, Sept. 1, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Monday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT
Atlantic Station Creator’s Market returns with unstoppable creativity by kicking off Labor Day weekend with a special Friday Night Market on Friday, Sept. 1 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a Labor Day Market on Sept. 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Shop locally and celebrate Atlanta’s artisans every Saturday (11 a.m. to 9 a.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) in September with festive art, jewelry, couture and more, all while supporting the makers of the South. Visit here to learn more.

Located at Atlantic Green | 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. EDT
Kick off the Atlanta Falcons football season with the Dirty Birds Rally! This free event features a musical performance by T.I., special appearances by current Falcons players and coaches, performances by the Falcons cheerleaders and Freddie Falcon, giveaways and more. Visit here to learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 12: TOT SPOT
Located at Atlantic Green | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT
Tot Spot returns with lots of free and fun activities for our littlest friends. Join us on Sept. 8 for singing, dancing, crafts and more! Guests can expect snacks and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Visit here to learn more.

Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16: MIDNIGHT MARKET
Located on the Pinnacle Lot | 6 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. EDT
Midnight Market is an all-night happy hour for foodies who love to eat, drink and dance! This revolutionary food fest features over 30 food vendors, free roller skating, a live DJ and more! Tickets are on sale now! Visit here for more info. 

Saturday, Sept. 16: TINY DOORS OPEN STUDIO
Located at the Tiny Doors Studio | 10 a.m. EDT
Come check out the Tiny Doors ATL studio and meet artist Karen Anderson Singer on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Inspired by street art conversations in Atlanta, Singer began creating custom 7-inch Tiny Doors in 2014 that celebrate, reflect and respect their surrounding communities. Stop by to see works in progress, shop exclusive Tiny Doors merch and view the retired door gallery! Visit here to learn more.

Saturday, Sept. 23: SBTF RACE FOR RESEARCH
Located at Atlantic Green | 7:15 a.m. EDT
Race for a cause with the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation Race for Research. Founded in 1995, SBTF was created to support the brain tumor community and raise awareness and funds for brain tumor research. Visit here to learn more and register for the race.

Located at the Pinnacle Lot | 7 a.m. EDT
Join the 2023 Greater Atlanta Heart Walk to reinvigorate your heart-healthy lifestyle. Free and open to everyone and your furry friends, enjoy live music, giveaways, snacks, a special tribute area and more. Visit here to learn more, donate to the heart-healthy cause and register to walk.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Guests Are Invited to Unwind on the Buckhead Rooftop Oasis,

Savor Pan-Mediterranean Cuisine and Soak in the Sounds of Live Music

Every Sunday 4:30 pm


Get ready to Basque in the Sun” again at Gypsy Kitchen. Guests will feel as if they have been transported to a land far, far away, thanks to the restaurant’s Moorish design and delectable food with blended flavors from the cultures of Spain, Morocco, Greece, and more. Gypsy Kitchen is also named one of Atlanta’s best rooftop restaurants thanks to its enviable views of Buckhead.

“Basque in the Sun Sundays” take place every Sunday on Gypsy Kitchen’s rooftop, with live music starting at 4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a curated menu that features three varieties of flatbread (lamb sujuk, jamon serrano, and roasted mushroom) and libations such as the hibiscus gin spritz, watermelon basil, and 50 Shades of Purple that serves four guests and mixes flower-infused gin, passion fruit, lemon, and cava.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Forsyth County’s mixed-use village invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new

Cooler temperatures will be here soon and Halcyon has planned an exciting September events lineup to celebrate! Kick off the month dancing under the stars at Groovin’ on the Green or savor in spicy cuisine paired with award-winning craft beers at Cherry Street Brewpub’s Pepperfest. Families can bring their little ones to partake in the engaging and educational Halcyon Kids Club sessions held weekly. As International Doodle Day approaches, get ready for Halcyon’s biggest PAW-ty of the year. Finally, conclude the month with the highly anticipated annual Oktoberfest festivities.

The full September events schedule is outlined below:

Cars and Coffee Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join the Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta and Fuel Coffee for a beautiful morning sipping on specialty coffee drinks, viewing Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a variety of years in the private lot next to Fuel and mingling with friends and other members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta will be offering special discounts off merchandise for all Mercedes-Benz Club of America members. This event is open to all Mercedes-Benz owners. For more information or to register, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Cherry Street Brewpub Pepperfest

Saturday, September 9 from 1 – 6 p.m.

Spice up your Saturday at Cherry Street Brewpub’s inaugural Pepperfest, featuring a unique blend of craft beers, culinary arts and horticulture, sponsored by Troncalli Subaru! Guests will be treated to an incredible lineup of top tier breweries, including Cherry Street Brewpub, New Realm Brewing Company, Monday Night Brewing, Bold Monk Brewing Co. and many more. Indulge in a variety of spicy foods that perfectly complement the award-winning craft brews with a live music backdrop. Participating in the delightful festival are local culinary, farm and art vendors who will share their passions. Plus, a pepper plant swap to take home and grow your own. This is a family-friendly event and designated drivers have free entry. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Yappy Hour

Thursday, September 14  from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Bring your furry friend and join Halcyon on Village Green for Yappy Hour on Thursdays of each month! Enjoy delicious treats, doggy booze and adorable, adoptable pups from Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. For more information, visit the event page

Mexican Independence Day at CT Cantina

Saturday, September 16 from 3 – 11 p.m.

Join CT Cantina & Taqueria for Mexican Independence Day! The annual event is held in honor of Mexican Independence Day, the day the country celebrates its declaration of independence from Spain in 1810. Enjoy an evening of exciting festivities and entertainment, including stilt walkers, energetic tunes spun by a DJ, a talented Latin dance performance, face painting for the kids and exciting prizes and giveaways. Indulge in the delicious food specials from the CT food truck and sip on tasty margaritas from the margarita tent. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information, visit the event page

International Doodle Dog Day

Sunday, September 24 from 1 – 4 p.m.

In celebration of International Doodle Dog Day, Halcyon invites the community, doodles and other furry friends for the biggest PAW-ty of the year! Guests can check in at the Halcyon tent on the Village Green to pick up free dog swag and the schedule of entertaining, dog-friendly events, including a Pooch Parade with prizes from the Unexpected Pooch at Halcyon, free pup cups at Kilwins, dog training demo by Elite Dog Training of Northeast Atlanta, free dog-friendly charcuteries and a meet-and-greet with adoptable pups from FurKids Animal and Rescue Shelter. Dine at Halcyon’s dog-friendly patios and treat your pup to the dog menu at Cherry Street Brewpub. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Farm Animal Yoga

Saturday, September 23 at 9 and 10 a.m. 

Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring live animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a relaxing session of yoga appropriate for all skill levels, accompanied by adorable furry friends. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and are welcome to pause and take photos with the animals during the session. For more information or to fill out the waiver prior to class, visit the event page.


Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Throw on your dirndls and your lederhosen and join Halcyon for the annual Oktoberfest celebration, presented by Mercedes-Benz Experience Center by RBM of Alpharetta! The day will begin with a Concours d’Elegance Classic Mercedes Car Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by traditional Oktoberfest festivities featuring The Wurstbrats, a live eight-piece German Polka band, free pretzel necklace-making station, yard games and new this year, a keg rolling contest. Sit picnic style on Village Green treating your taste buds to hot pretzels, brats, other German delicacies, beer, beer and more beer. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Oktoberfest at HOBNOB

Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Prost! Celebrate Oktoberfest at HOBNOB with your crew! Enjoy delicious German beers and classics like pretzels with beer cheese, brats, sauerkrauts and reubens. Wear your best German-themed outfit for a chance to win a $50 gift card to HOBNOB. For more information, visit the event page

Groovin’ on the Green

Fridays and Saturdays in September from 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the weekend with dancing and singing along to live musical performances on Village Green. Enjoy local musicians across a variety of genres playing top hits. Guests can treat themselves to a craft brew and groove to live music all around the village! Halcyon has an open container policy, however, outside food and beverages are prohibited. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Halcyon Kids Club

Wednesdays in September from 10 a.m. – noon

Preschoolers are invited to play and make new friends each week at the free Halcyon Kids Club! The little ones can engage in a rotating menu of activities ranging from arts and crafts, dance, animal encounters, storytime, puppet shows, music and so much more. Themes and activities vary weekly and will be announced on Halcyon’s Facebook page and Instagram stories. A parent or guardian is required to stay with each child during the duration of the event. Afterward, enjoy lunch or a sweet treat at one of Halcyon’s kid-friendly restaurants. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Executive Chef Dean Wenzel Invites Guests to a Five-Course Lobster-centric Dinner

with Wine Pairings in Milton’s Acre 

Sunday, September 24 at 6:30pm

The rich flavors of the sea are luring guests to Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ sixth annual Lobster Madness Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 24. The unforgettable five-course lobster feast takes place in Milton’s Acre, the restaurant’s on-site garden.

Executive chef Dean Wenzel and his team are preparing a decadent five-course meal that incorporates lobster into each dish. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring bubbles and passed hors d’oeuvres. For the main course, guests will be served a whole 1.5-pound Maine lobster, and wine pairings will complement each course.

Lobster Madness tickets are $195 per person and include the cocktail reception, the five-course meal with wine pairings and gratuity. Tickets may be purchased online, and tax and fees will be added at checkout.  


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Culinary Pop-Up Accelerator will Host Chef Residences, a Monthly Rotation of Chefs Serving Weekend Brunch, & Themed Collaboration Dinners on Mondays 

 Ponce City Market announces Punk Foodie, an Atlanta pop-up restaurant curator and storytelling platform that amplifies and cultivates the city’s thriving underground and independent food scene, will open a food stall in the Central Food Hall this fall. Named Punk Foodie @ Ponce, the concept will be a restaurant and chef accelerator, with a rotating, curated roster of pop-up chefs that represent the often unheralded diversity and talent driving Atlanta’s future restaurant landscape.

With a mission to champion budding local chefs, grant their culinary creations broader exposure, and enhance their commercial success while enriching Atlanta’s culinary scene, Punk Foodie @ Ponce will be home to one- to two-month chef residences, a monthly rotation of pop-up chefs serving weekend brunch, and themed chef collaboration dinners on Mondays. Guests will be able to explore a variety of cuisines and dishes not easily found across the city.

“Pop-up chefs are creating pictures of the new South through local and global ingredients served in styrofoam take-out boxes from borrowed kitchens and 10×10 tents with tabletop fryers all over the city,” says Sam Flemming, Founder of Punk Foodie. “Now, with the new food stall at Ponce City Market, we’re helping pop-up chefs accelerate to the next level by allowing them to test concepts, build a brand and establish a track record as a means to open brick-and-mortar restaurants that will drive the evolution of Atlanta’s dining scene.”

Upon opening, Ganji will take up residence in the new food stall and serve Asian-inspired fast fusion – American fare infused with Asian essentials and flavors. Ganji Founders Jess Kim and Jun Park are culinary school graduates of Le Cordon Bleu and Culinary Institute of America, respectively, and have extensive experience in kitchens and management positions at multiple Atlanta restaurant groups including Korean Wives, Seed Hospitality and Castellucci Hospitality Group. Other chefs slated for the first month include Mighty Hans (Taiwanese-American), Krupana (Bosnian-ish) and Jimmie’s Jerk Chicken (American Jerk & BBQ). The chefs for a Fripper’s Hot Dog night will be announced in September.  

Chefs who are interested in being part of the accelerator program are invited to claim a chef profile on the Punk Foodie ‘pop-up finder’ app. Chefs are selected based on app analytics of their activity and Punk Foodie’s deep understanding of the pop-up scene. 

When Punk Foodie Founder Sam Flemming moved to Atlanta, he fell in love with the city’s burgeoning underground dining scene filled with pop-up chefs and food trucks – aspiring restaurateurs serving some of the most interesting, cutting-edge, authentic, and unique food in Atlanta. The whole thing reminded him of a punk rock scene, but for food. This interest led him to launch Punk Foodie in 2021. Today, the Punk Foodie platform consists of @punkfoodie.atl Instagram account, a weekly newsletter, a weekly column in Rough Draft Atlanta, the Road Crew foodie content agency, an events arm that curates chef-driven events like Punk Foodie Fest, and the ‘pop-up finder’ Punk Foodie app. With the launch of Punk Foodie @ Ponce, Punk Foodie now has an integrated and powerful platform that generates content, builds community, provides information, and offers tangible business opportunities to pop-up chefs and the broader independent restaurant scene driving the evolution of the Atlanta dining.

Since opening to the public in 2015, Ponce City Market has become a must-visit place on travelers’ Atlanta bucket lists, a beacon in Atlanta’s skyline and a destination for locals to gather, shop, eat, explore art and cultural happenings, live, and more. Small business owners – both retailers and restaurateurs – have turned their dreams into realities at Ponce City Market, with many starting as pop-ups or within Citizen Supply and expanding into their own spaces, like Pizza JeansCake Culture, Modern Mystic Shop, and Elk Head Clothing. One of Atlanta’s few female restaurateurs, Tal Baum, opened her first concept Bellina Alimentari in 2017, and since has opened a second restaurant at Ponce City Market, Atrium, and Aziza and Falafel Nation at Jamestown’s property Westside Provisions District. Her sixth concept, Carmel, opened earlier this summer at Jamestown-owned Buckhead Village.