Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/20/23

Always Exploring, Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL is a BLAST for space lovers of all ages! We recently adventured down where we relived the Apollo launch at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, then blasted into the future at the NEW Gateway, The Deep Space Complex, followed by a mesmerizing look at the actual Space Shuttle Atlanta, got to chat with an Astronaut, Charlie Walker, and explored the larger-than-life rocket garden. And that just the beginning of the adventure, the adventure has just begun at Kennedy Space Center. To the moon!

Our first stop was to the bus tour to Apollo/Saturn V Center where you go behind the gates onto NASA property and see the Vehicle Assembly Building that’s bigger than three Empire State buildings and even a NASA crawler transporter (it was in the movie Armageddon). Then, enter the world of Apollo 8 and Saturn V, where first you’ll relive the Apollo launch where they immerse you in a lifelike reenactment of the Apollo launch. I was particularly impressed with this and even got goose bumps! Then, head over to the vault where you’ll see Shepard’s space suit, an Apollo capsule, and other cool relics from that time in the Space race. On top of that you can touch a moon rock AND stand underneath the largest rocket ever flown.

After the bus tour, we rode back to the main visitor’s complex and made our way into Gateway, The Deep Space Complex. There we explored visionary human deep space travel designs from SpaceX, NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin including Deep Space Habitat, Starliner from Boeing and their innovative space suit “Rosie.” Interact with a variety of touch screens to explore further into each cutting-edge innovation. Gateway also includes Spaceport KSC, immersive rides that will take you on an epic futuristic journey.

Our Kennedy Space Center adventure then led us to Space Shuttle Atlantis. After a brief video about the shuttle, the curtain raises to reveal the ACTUAL shuttle! The sheer size of the shuttle is absolutely breathtaking. You can explore the orbiter that traveled 126 million miles up close and explore every aspect including what the bed quarters looked like, the toilet, a replica of the controls that actually work, as well as 60 other exhibits, see shuttle-era artifacts, and fun interactive simulators. PLUS, Shuttle Launch Experience that simulates an actual launch into space!

Being huge space lovers, we went to infinity and beyond and got an intimate Chat with an Astronaut. Two times a day, join a small group of Space aficionados for an intimate and thrilling adventure. During this experience, ask questions of one of NASAs astronauts, enjoy an unlimited food buffet with fruit, sandwiches, and hot foods, as well as water and soda. They’re also frosty adult beverages for those 21+ like local beers and wine. Our astronaut was Charlie Walker, an industry payload specialist from 3 Discovery voyages! He told us they DO drink their own pee in space (it is filtered!), that it takes 30 minutes to prepare a meal in space, and the best food is shrimp cocktail. You go home with a signed photo and a coin!

Finally, we took some time to make our way around the Rocket Garden, a “garden” of HUGE ROCKETS! Explore these engineering feats of technology that got us to where we are today. The most fascinating to me was the Titan-Mercury.
Kennedy Space Center is $75 for adults and there are specials on their website. Please note, chat with an Astronaut is extra/an add on.

Courtyard by Marriot Titusville

Beyond Kennedy Space Center, we stayed in the Courtyard by Marriot Titusville at Kennedy Space Center that is the closest hotel to the visitor complex. It is only 10 minutes! Launch into the lobby where you’ll see a NASA space suit, space toys, Lockheed Martin rocket, and small touches like little rocket lights and space related art. They have a bistro and bar with coffee and light bites downstairs, then on the roof is The Space Bar with full food menu and themed cocktails overlooking the inter coastal waterway between Titusville, FL and the Space Center! It’s a beautiful view from the lobby or rooftop.
Then, exploring our large King room, what hits you first is the view! It is the same view as the rooftop bar of the inter coastal. A large comfy king bed literally is beneath the stars with a beautiful space accent wall. Near the window is the circular couch, while the wet bar area is angular lines. The bathroom is also crips, clean, and spacious. Everything screams Space!

Something that makes this hotel special is that you can watch the scheduled launches from Cape Canaveral right from your room, the seating near the water behind the hotel or from the rooftop bar (preferred spot!). We got to see the Falcon 9 SpaceX launch at 11:41pm on 8/6!

The Space Bar

Remember when I mentioned that the Courtyard Titusville has a rooftop bar called The Space Bar? Well, the sky calls to us and we dined in style overlooking the beautiful waterway surrounded by space themed murals, neon signs, and more! Let’s not forget their out of this world tuna poke bowl, marvelous mahi tacos, creative cocktails, creamy deviled eggs, and perfect pretzel. It’s all delicious.

Here’s the details about The Space Bar’s food and drink starting with The Causeway Cosmo cocktail that is tangy cranberry, floral hibiscus, cool lime paired with vodka and triple sec and topped with blue edible glitter. Named after a Beastie Boys song, the Intergalactic Planetary cocktail is cool and sweet, coconut rum, tangy citron, St. Germain floral elderflower liqueur, blue curacao, and pineapple.

We dove into the Deviled eggs & Bacon, a sweet and savory treat with candied bacon, yet creamy and rich inside. It comes with a side of spicy, candied bacon and chips! The Blackened Mahi tacos are creamy and sweet up front with flavorful, meaty fish that is lightly seasoned and enveloped in a grilled shell. Plus, the Tuna Poke bowl is savory tuna, tender, with creamy avocado, spicy aioli, seaweed and a side of wasabi for heat. This one is unique as I’ve never had asparagus in a poke bowl. It adds a crunch that’s good! Finally, the Bavarian Jumbo Pretzel is large and presented hanging! Buttery, warm, crisp outside and soft inside and served with cheese and mustard!

When are you planning your trip to Kennedy Space Center?


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/18/23

After hosting a series of dynamic culinary pop-up experiences this summer, Atlas and The Garden Room are set to officially reopen for full service, with The Garden Room returning today, Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Atlas returning on Thursday, Aug. 17. Both restaurants pushed their creativity and hosted temporary pop-ups including The Choux Box, a very successful dessert pastry boutique as well as the Atlas Underground dining experience in June, July, and early August as the kitchen underwent a refresh. Now both restaurants are returning, just in time for the city’s Michelin Guide buzz, with fully reimagined menus, offering the same elegance and impeccable quality that Atlas and The Garden Room are known for but with new inspiration after Chef Freddy Money’s extensive travels abroad, event participation around the world and lots of research and development throughout the summer.
This reopening will serve as the beginning of a new phase for both restaurants, led by Chef Freddy, Tavistock’s Atlanta Culinary Director. Born and raised in London, England, Chef Freddy began cooking at the age of 16 and went on to develop his culinary skills training in several of the world’s finest Michelin Star-awarded restaurants, including Paco Roncero, El Bulli Catering in Spain and The United Kingdom’s Alain Ducasse Group.
Joining Atlas and The Garden Room in 2019, Chef Freddy quickly took both highly revered Atlanta restaurants to new heights, offering visually stunning dishes with bold and complex flavors. Now, after extensive travels abroad this summer, gathering inspiration, and conducting research and development, Chef is relaunching both restaurants with a realized vision.
“I, and the Atlas team, spent an extensive amount of time redeveloping the cuisine for both restaurants,” said Chef Freddy. “We worked meticulously, creating, and refining several dishes before we selected the final menus. After spending several weeks working on them, we know beyond a doubt that we’ve created something that our guests, new and returning, will love.”
Atlas guests can expect a modern avant-garde approach with a tasting menu that evolves through the seasons. Dishes include Kristal Caviar, Westholme Wagyu, and the signature Chocolate Rocher. The tasting menus will also include wine pairings from Atlas’s esteemed wine cellar. The Atlas Tavern will also feature an a la carte menu, with selected items from the tasting menu.
The Garden Room will offer a 2-course and 3-course prix-fixe menu, with a la carte options also available in the bar area. The menu features incredible dishes like crispy duck salad, Chilean seabass, lobster gratin, prime rib and Yorkshire pudding.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit the Atlas website here and The Garden Room website here. Interviews with Chef Freddy Money and photography are available upon request.  

About Atlas: Under renowned culinary leadership, Atlas brings a fresh and innovative approach to traditional cooking. The menu is inspired by partnerships with local farms using the freshest and most seasonal produce. Each dish tells a story, and the menu is a journey that focuses on ingredients, provenance, and texture resulting in a powerful combination of wonderful and memorable food. For more information, please visit and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.
About The Garden Room: The Garden Room is an immersive garden bar and dining experience and an enchanted escape, welcoming in its beauty and appealing through its casual approach. Guests can unwind and enjoy whimsical cocktails while enjoying small plates and house specialties curated by Chef Freddy Money. The talented landscape artists, Boxwood Gardens, work throughout the year to create seasonal floral and decor installations. For more information, please visit and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/18/23

THE ARTS FIRST FRIDAY – First Friday of every month starting at 9pm at Underground Atlanta

RSVP is free! Tickets here.

Come to the biggest Music & Arts Festival in Atlanta and enjoy a fun-filled night with fine arts, live music, poetry, film, fashion, delicious food, drinks, and performances.

Featuring some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs & artists, grab some delicious food/drinks, listen to live music and dance the night away.

Our meticulously curated selection of artists will also showcase their work in various media, including film, fashion, poetry, paintings, photography & sculpture and more to create a truly immersive multimedia experience.

*Tickets are going fast. Get yours now to guarantee admission. Early arrival is suggested. *

CAMP CREEK SOUL FESTIVAL – Labor Day Saturday, September 2 and Sunday, September 3, 2-9pm, Princeton Lakes

Tickets start at $10 and are available here for Saturday and Sunday

Join us for a soul-stirring and unforgettable experience at our Two-Day Soul & RnB Music Festival!
Immerse yourself in live music performances, laugh out loud with our comedian hosts, savor delicious food, and dance the night away.

Bring your picnic essentials and enjoy a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, complete with a yoga segment at noon.
Don’t miss out on this unique blend of music, comedy, food, and fun! Get your tickets now to reserve your spot!

PEACH STATE LABOR DAY BLOCK PARTY – Monday, September 4, 3-10pm at Underground

Tickets start at $20 and can be found here.

Bring your friends and come down to the Underground for a night of good food, fine drinks, and great music on Labor Day!

Enjoy good company and good vibes as our DJs keep the party going!

ATLANTA AFRICAN CARRIBEAN FEST – Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 11am-11pm, Piedmont Park

Tickets start at $45 and are available here for Saturday and here for Sunday.

Atlanta Jollof Music & Food Festival Presents, get ready for the 2nd annual official African Caribbean Music,Food & Art Festival! We’re bringing together a collective of cultures, from West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas… each with its unique vibes, creating an amazing celebration of family and friends! Enjoy Afro-Caribbean music, dance, fashion, and amazing food as we attempt to answer the infamous question: which nation makes the best Jollof rice?!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/13/23

The Latest Room at NETHERWORLD’s Year-Round Attraction Is Now Open!

Celebrating its 6-year anniversary, Escape the NETHERWORLD is launching an intense new, over-the-top, space-themed escape room! Fans of NETHERWORLD Haunted House and its world-class attractions can now book this exciting experience along with the other Escape Games available at the facility. Titled Alien Terror: The Doom of the Dark Horizon, this intricate escape room will feature the complex puzzles, realistic props, and jaw-dropping special effects that the NETHERWORLD brand and Escape the NETHERWORLD have become notorious for.
After purchasing 10 acres of property in Stone Mountain in 2017, the team behind NETHERWORLD Haunted House knew they wanted to expand beyond haunted attractions and into the popular new world of escape rooms. The initial launch featured three games followed by a fourth in 2019 with a variety of themes designed to challenge and entertain both novices and experts. Created for groups of 4 to 8 players, Haunted: Curse of the Night Hag and Sasquatch: Bigfoot’s Revenge are challenging enough for everyone to enjoy with Tiki Island: Attack of the Shark God and Nosferatu: Van Helsing’s Secret upping the complexity just enough to give players an even greater challenge. Escape the NETHERWORLD is widely renowned for escape rooms that feature both intricate and challenging gameplay in addition to incredibly detailed sets and elaborate twists and turns that completely immerse guests into the game. But fear not, game masters are present to help guide guests and provide clues (if needed) along the way.
“We’ve been building and developing Alien Terror: The Doom of the Dark Horizon for some time now, and we are thrilled to finally unveil it to the public” said NETHERWORLD Co-Founder, Ben Armstrong. “The storytelling within this room is next-level, and we are excited to take our guests on a terrifying one-hour adventure into the outer darkness. Time is running out…will they return to Earth, or will they be lost in the vastness of interstellar space? We shall see!”
Read on for more details on this NEW themed escape room:
Alien Terror: Doom of The Dark Horizon: You have booked a passage on a deep space mining vessel to experience the ultimate thrill – navigating the event horizon of a massive black hole! Awakening from a long slumber, you discover the crew is missing, the ship is experiencing massive failures and some sort of THING is lurking in the darkness hounding your every move! Will you be able to escape the doomed ship before it is pulled into the swirling gravity vortex – or will you meet the same horrible fate as the rest of the crew?
The fun is just beginning at NETHERWORLD with haunt season fast approaching. Stay tuned as the NETHERWORLD Haunted House 2023 themes, dates, and ticketing info will be released later this summer.
Escape the NETHERWORLD is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:20 – 6:40 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 2:20 – 10:00 p.m., and Sundays 2:20 – 8:20 p.m. Patrons must make reservations online at least 4 hours in advance. A minimum of four players is required for each room, while the maximum number available for a regular party is 10. For larger party bookings, contact For more information or to book a reservation, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/13/23

Grant Park’s favorite brewery will feature live performances by members of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Get ready for an unforgettable series of transcendent melodies and delightful brews with Eventide Brewing’s Bach & Brews concert series. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy classical music, brought to life by the talented musicians of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. From the timeless compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach to other masterpieces, each performance promises to be a soul-stirring experience against the backdrop of Eventide’s laid-back Biergarten.

Performances last from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each concert and include a free beer. The series will take place on:

  • Friday, July 14 
  • Friday, August 11
  • Friday, September 1
  • Friday, October 13

Food will be available at each performance from popular Atlanta-area vendors. 

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary fusion of classical music and craft beer. Come raise a glass and be transported by the harmonies of Bach and more! 

For more information about the series and to purchase tickets, please visit Eventide Brewing’s event page.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Lunch at Brunch, Lunch in the Sunroom, Live Music Mondays, and Wine Wednesdays Lure Guests throughout the Work Week

5Church Buckhead, the renowned dining destination known for its innovative cuisine and vibrant atmosphere, is excited to announce the latest additions to its weekly offerings, designed to captivate guests throughout the week. Guests can make reservations via OpenTable.

·       Brunch at Lunch: Why limit the joys of brunch to just the weekends? 5Church Buckhead is breaking the mold by introducing brunch during lunch. The talented chefs have incorporated popular dishes from their renowned brunch menu into the weekday lunch offerings. Guests can now elevate their midday dining experience with a perfect blend of lunch and brunch offerings and indulge in mouthwatering brunch-inspired entrees including the beloved chicken and waffles Monday through Friday. View the Brunch at Lunch menu online.

·       Lunch in the Sunroom:  Guests can escape the chaos of the city and immerse themselves in a garden-themed sunroom oasis. 5Church Buckhead invites guests to enjoy their curated lunch dishes amidst lush greenery in the sunroom. The sunroom is open Monday through Friday, providing a serene space for a tranquil lunch experience. View the Lunch in the Sunroom menu online.

·       Live Music Mondays: 5Church Buckhead invites guests to kick off the week with soulful and melodic experiences. Every Monday night from 6-9 p.m., talented musicians will serenade guests with captivating performances. This experience is the perfect way to elevate a Monday evening and set the tone for a great week ahead.

·       Wine Wednesday: Wine lovers can embark on a journey of exquisite flavors during Wine Wednesday when 5Church Buckhead offers all bottles priced at $100 or less for half-price. Guests can delve into 5Church’s carefully curated wine list, featuring a diverse selection of reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines. Whether a seasoned aficionado or casual wine enthusiast, this is an excellent opportunity to discover and indulge in exceptional wines at a remarkable value.


  • Brunch for Lunch starts July 7, 2023
  • Lunch in the Sunroom is now available
  • Live Music Mondays starting July 10, 2023, from 6-9 p.m.
  • Wine Wednesdays starting July 12, 2023


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Ongoing Events with Maven Restaurant Group: Live Music, Happy Hour, Lunch Specials and more!

Mon.-Sat., 4-6pm – Happy Hour at Lapeer Steak & Seafood

Every Monday through Saturday, guests are invited to belly up to the bar Lapeer Steak & Seafood for a special happy hour featuring the freshest summertime cocktails and $2 Chefs Pick Oysters. All oysters are sustainably sourced and available alongside the regular menu. To make a reservation, visit Lapeer’s website.

Every Fri. & Sat., 7-10pm – Live Music at South Main Kitchen

Every Friday and Saturday evening, South Main Kitchen invites guests to enjoy live tunes from local artists while indulging in menu favorites like Gumbo, Creole Pasta Monica, the Allgood Burger and a seasonal list of craft cocktails. Upcoming performances include:

  • Friday, July 7 – Live music featuring Jeremy Wayne Dean
  • Saturday, July 8 – Live music featuring Scott Clayton
  • Friday, July 14 – Live music featuring Harrison Bounds
  • Saturday, July 15 – Live music featuring Layne Denton
  • Friday, July 21 – Live music featuring Chris Butler
  • Saturday, July 22 – Live music featuring Keefe Klug

Every Week – Weekly Specials at Butcher & Brew Halcyon!

Butcher & Brew’s Halcyon location invites guests to enjoy a selection of weekly specials including discounted beer, burgers and bingo night! The line-up includes:

  • Mondays: Try the spot’s iconic Butcher Burger and a beer for just $15 (pre-tax)
  • Tuesdays: Ladies night! Featuring half-off all bottles of wine and $8 select cocktail specials.
  • Wednesdays: It’s “Wing Wednesday”! Purchase an order of wings and get a second order of equal amount for half-off. $20 beer buckets & $14 beer flights also available.
  • Thursdays: Musical Bingo! Begins at 7pm – prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded, plus $20 beer buckets and $14 beer flights will also be available.

Mon.-Fri., 11am-3pm – New Lunch Specials at Butcher & Brew

Butcher & Brew is offering a new lunch special! Weekdays from 11am-3pm, the menu’s selection of salads and bowls are available for $18.99 and include a choice of protein and a soft drink. Available at both the downtown Alpharetta and Halcyon Forsyth locations. 

Every Month – Burger of The Month Special at Butcher & Brew

Each month, both locations offer a unique burger available exclusively for that month. Past burgers have included The Milo made with double smashed patties, American cheese, diced onion, house pickle & a special sauce all atop a pressed bun and The Ares, a double smash patty, house made tzatziki, red onion, sliced tomato, crumbled feta & arugula. All burgers of the month are announced on their Instagram here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/3/23

Everything from Happy Hours, drinks and food specials, specialty nights, happy hour and weekly events around Atlanta so you have a one place to find a carefully curated list, all in alphabetical order.


Sunset Happy Hour Mon-Friday 5-7:30pm

Sunset Hour Patio Party, 1st and 3rd Thursday 6-9pm

Details: Cocktail specials, $12 cocktails

Suggestions: You really can’t go wrong with Aziza’s strong cocktail program, any of the cocktails on the special menu will be top notch. Stay for appetizers!


Aperitivo Hour – Traditional Happy Hour 4-6 Everyday

Details: $10 select pastas, $8 Vermouth cocktails, Half off select mozzarella and meats, $7 and discounted select appetizers, $10 cocktails, $10 wine.

Suggestions: You should must go for one of their $10 pastas like the Amatriciana shown, grab one of their delicious apps like the shishito peppers, enjoy an amazing $8 vermouth Carpano Bianco with citrus wash or $10 cocktail of your choice. Wine your thing? Select wines are $10. Feeling a charcuterie board? Half off select cheese and meats – ask your server!


Traditional Happy Hour, daily 3-6pm

Details: $8 cocktails, $7 select wine, discounted appetizers.

Suggestions: For the cocktail, check out the $8 Ladykiller, or if wine is your thing, they have $7 red or white to choose from, and this white wine was great! Appetizers run $6 for their most popular app: patatas bravas or their ham croquettes or if you want something healthy, their blistered shishito peppers are only $8.50!

Chido & Padre‘s

Traditional Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 5-7pm and Friday-Sunday 4-7pm, also Taco Tuesday is every tuesday.

Details: $7 select margaritas and wine, $5 beer, discounted appetizers. Taco Tuesday: Tequila Tasting with taco order.

Suggestions: $7 3 Chili Spicy Margarita or Ginger Mango, if wine is what you want then they have red and white to choose from. Pair any of these with $9 chicken flautas, guacamole for $8, spicy and tomatillo salsa for $4, and a queso blanco for $6.

City Winery

$5 Classic Wine Flights Monday-Thursday 4-6pm

Details: $5 Classic Wine Flights (4)

Suggestions: This is a good one because it has an array of white, red, and rose wines and is shareable! City Winery also now offers Soul Pairings on Mondays – 6 Wines for $15 Paired with Six Specially-Curated Five-Song Soundtracks from 5-7 pm.


Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6pm

Details: Featured menu with cured meats & cheeses, beets, anchovy pintxo, olives & more; two featured $7 cocktails, and $7 wine.

Suggestions: Grab a board and sip on one of the $7 cocktails and $7 wine. Even if it isn’t on the happy hour menu, get the fried goat cheese balls! Epic. Please note that menu items on the happy hour are subject to change.

El Super Pan – Ponce City Market

La Placita Happy Hour every Friday, 6-9pm

Details: $6 empanadas and light bite special, select $8 mojitos and cocktails. The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month visitors can dance the night away with group dance lessons, dancing, and DJ.

Suggestions: The chicken empanadas are the a must try and wash it down with an $8 lemon mojitos. Stay for dancing!

Forzo Storica

Night in Rome, Thursday Happy Hour 6:30-9:30pm

Details: $10 classic cocktails, wines, and a DJ to set the mood.

Suggestions: Enjoy their boozy Il Martini with a plate of pasta, a glass of wine with an appetizer, or even just sip a froze on the patio. The drinks are all just $10 on Thursday!


Aperitivo Hour – every day 3-6pm

Details: $10 little bites, $9 vino, $11 cocktails, $6 beer, and $12 whole pizza

Suggestions: $10 little bites like our favorite veal meatballs or the broccoli paired with their crisp white wine selection. Pizza is always a good idea like the New Yorker paired with their sensational Atlanta Metropolitan cocktail. Their house beer would also be a good pair with the pizza!

Iberian Pig

Jamon Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 5-6pm and Friday 4-5pm (Buckhead); Decatur Monday-Friday 5-6pm

Details: $24 Jamon board with a selection of meats, cheese, vegetables, and crustini. $5 red wine, white wine, and Sangria. $5-8 add-ons to the Jamon board like stuffed pepper dew, marinated olives, almonds.

Suggestions: Sip on a crisp white wine while enjoying the Jamon board meats and cheese, add all of the add-ons because they are all so good paired with the meats!


$2 Oyster Happy Hour with cocktails Monday-Saturday 4-6pm

Details: Freshest summertime cocktails and $2 Chefs Pick Oysters.

Suggestions: You must try their fresh oysters and pair them with some amazing cocktails like the Gettin Figgy With It. Like tiki cocktails? Ask Richard for a tiki cocktail! All oysters are sustainably sourced and available alongside the regular menu.

Lingering Shade

Weekly Cocktail Special on Wednesday and Thursdays

Details: $9 weekly cocktail Happy Hour on Wednesday and Thursday. They also have a free bar snack shown below.

Suggestions: Get the cocktail special, like the Corps Reviver we got when there, as well as snack on the snack mix!


Happy Hour, Monday-Saturday 4-6pm

Details: $7 select wines red & white, $7 Daily Finesse Elixir, Happy hour bites ranging from $1.50 oysters to $7 hushpuppies.

Suggestions: First thing we’d try is the hushpuppies paired with the ceviche and pair it with the daily finesse elixir! If you’re still hungry grab a glass of white wine and the pork boa or blackened fish taco. They also have old bay fries!

Mission and Market

Daily Drink Specials

Details: $9 cocktails at the bar.

Suggestion: A stellar old fasioned and or tangy Lychee Martini and don’t forget to ask for complimentary popcorn (bar only).

North Italia

Happy Hour Monday – Friday 3-6pm

Details: $5 select wine, $5 craft beer, and an assortment of deals on appetizers, pizza, and charcuterie.

Suggestion: Make sure to get there early and sip on $5 white wine or $5 craft beer. Pair it with their amazing meatballs!


Drink Specials before 5pm everyday

Bottle and Board Monday and Tuesday after 8pm

Details: $6 select wine and $6 pitchers of select beers before 5pm on weekends and 6pm on weekdays. Select bottles of wine and a bruschetta board or specialty board $25, Monday-Tuesday nights after 8pm.

Suggestions: Get there early for $6 crisp white wine or a select draft pitcher. They have a great selection of bruschetta, so get over there for the bottle and board too.


Low Tide Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Low Tide Patio Party, 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6-9pm

Details: $10 select cocktails, $7 wine.

Suggestions: Definitely try their $10 cocktails, we got a delicious bourbon cucumber Beach Punch, and a crisp $7 white wine (they also have red). Stay for their LOADED Hummus No 2 or a trio of mezze!

Rooftop L.O.A.

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6pm

Details: In the Restaurant bar and lounge: $2 East & West Coast Oysters, $30 Cocktail Tier, and ½ Off select bottles of wine.

Suggestions: This changed since we went. They have a great cocktail program so you can’t go wrong with any of their cocktails, wine, and pair them with the oysters or cocktail tier filled with fresh seafood.

Serena Pascifico

Ora Sociale Happy Hour, daily 3-6pm. Bar, Patio and Lounge!

Details: Special light bites, $10 cocktails, and wine specials!

Suggestions: Get the grilled citrus marinated lamb if it is on the menu that day or the caprese salad, both delicious.

The Big Ketch

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6pm

Details: $5 select wines, $5 boat drinks, $8 Froze, food specials from $4 to $14.95.

Suggestions: They have the best $5 boat drinks and $8 froze. They also have a $4 shrimp tacos and $14.95 lobster egg roll!

Tin Lizzy – all locations

Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6pm, Taco Tuesday

Details: $5 Queso Blanco, $4 Fried Pickle, and $6 Tot Girl Summer loaded Tots, $5 Cinco Rita and more. Taco Tuesday: choose tacos like these Kale and Mushroom, Basic Burger, and grilled chicken tacos are only $2.75 and then $3 PBR Tall Boys, $4 all pints, and $5 Cinco Rita.

Suggestions: Get it all! $5 margaritas and tasty affordable apps every day and go on Tuesday for even better deals on tacos and beer.

Tre Vele

Cocktail special at the bar

Details: $9 select cocktails at the bar, you will need to ask the bartender.

Suggestions: We loved their $9 love potion cocktail and the Italian standard, limoncello spritz!

The White Bull

Aperitivo Hour, everyday 4-6pm

Details: $10 cocktails, $7-$10 Little bites, $10 pastas, $9 wine, $4-6 beer, assorted meats and cheeses with all the accoutrements, $15 vermouth flight!

Suggestions: Get the $10 pasta like the Arrabiata and pair it with the $15 bartender chosen Vermouth flight (it comes with ice and club soda to add to each). They have great little bites like the roasted broccoli or crispy potatoes and pair it with their $10 Alpine Schorle.


After Work Specials, weekdays 5-6:30pm

Details: $6 champagne, $7-8 light bites and cocktails.

Suggestions: Get the $6 champagne in the cool flute glass and pair it with the spring rolls! Cocktails more your thing? Check out the Minty Fresh cocktail that’s only $7!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/26/23

Wizarding wonders await in the heart of Inman Park as Amore e Amore transitions the Emerald City into Hogwarts. Beginning Tuesday, July 11th, the neighborhood ristorante promises enchanting evenings filled with wonder, laughter, and the joy of shared spells. Wizards will be greeted by a sight reminiscent of Diagon Alley with a whimsical cobblestone path leading toward Platform 9¾. Step onto the platform, where the magical portal leads directly into the Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle with authentic Italian cuisine and a special “Feast at Hogwarts” four-course prix fixe menu for $90 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. So, practice spells, pull out the house colors, grab the wands and get ready to journey to Hogwarts where magical mayhem awaits. The full a la carte dinner menu available featuring seasonal and signature favorites will also be available. 

Feast at Hogwarts 


Cold Reggiano Parmigiano, Pesto & House Marinated Olives 

Classic Caesar Salad 


Pasta Rigatoni 


Vodka Intermezzo Homemade Lemon Sorbet & Vodka 


Eggplant or Chicken Parmigiana 

Shrimp Fra Diavolo 

Black Angus Filet Mignon in Vecchia Romagna Brandy with Mushrooms

Veal Scaloppini 


Assortment of Homemade Desserts 

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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/26/23

Featuring Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart, Two Performances by Futurebirds, a Special Reunion by The Whigs, and more

The Two-Day Event Will Take Place at Pullman Yards and is Presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Georgia Hemp Company, Código 1530 Tequila, and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey

After teasing that a new festival was on the horizon, Atlanta festival producer Rival Entertainment and Athens, Georgia rock juggernaut Futurebirds have announced full details on Highball – a festival experience at the historic Pullman Yards, October 21 and 22, 2023. Curated by Futurebirds, the inaugural two-day festival experience will feature notable artist performances, locally renowned food purveyors, and a distinctive live experience alongside the railroad tracks of Pullman Yards. Handpicked by the indie rock mainstays, the lineup will feature headliners Band of Horses and The Head and the Heart, preceded by daily sets by Futurebirds. Additional support will include performances by Wednesday; a special reunion by The WhigsSeratonesS.G. GoodmanT. Hardy Morris, and Hotel Fiction. Highball represents a culmination of collaborative efforts two years in the making by Rival Entertainment and Futurebirds, which were drawn to the beauty of Pullman Yards’ historic setting.”It’s a wild wild dream to have the chance to help curate a festival bill, full of some of our favorite bands and best friends, in our home state, not far from where a handful of us grew up and experienced live music for the first time,” says Futurebirds’ guitarist and singer Carter King. “It’s a full-circle experience, and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity. The lineup is insane; the venue is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see y’all out there in October.”

Highball has partnered with Pabst Blue RibbonThe Georgia Hemp CompanyCódigo 1530 Tequila, and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey as the event’s presenting sponsors, which are activating along with other local vendors across the Pullman Yards grounds. “We are thrilled to welcome Highball to Pullman Yards. We have anxiously anticipated this event and look forward to working with Rival Entertainment and Futurebirds on the first festival. Come experience two great days of live music on the Pullman Yards grounds,” says Atomic Entertainment’s Maureen Meulen, owner and operator of the Pratt-Pullman Entertainment District.

Tickets for the inaugural Highball are on sale Thursday, June 29 at 12p EST at Fans can purchase single-day and weekend advanced tickets at general admission and VIP levels. VIP includes private lounge access, pit viewing, and comfort amenities.

Highball Festival is produced by Rival Entertainment. Visit for the most up-to-date information. 

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Hosted by Futurebirds, the pre-party will feature two sets by Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band featuring Futurebirds and Bobby’s Shorts members. Two-day Highball VIP ticket purchasers will receive a complimentary ticket to this pre-party, along with an exclusive cocktail hour with members of Futurebirds prior to the show. Inaugural Highball screen printed posters signed by Futurebirds will be available for pick up during the cocktail hour.


We’ve handpicked some ATL favorites to provide delicious grub, including Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Mothers Best, and Roti Rolls- perfectly washed down with Creature Comforts Tropicalia or Bigger Dream IPAs—more food and beverages to be announced.


Highball will be debuting two new event areas of Pullman Yards- previously not experienced, with the stage set on the rail yard’s original transfer table. Guests will enjoy access to General Admission & VIP lounges within the newly renovated “Building 6,” a historic machine shop for The Pullman Company circa 1927. Also, The Georgia Hemp Company will be hosting a daily “High There, Highball” media meet-up featuring select items from their fantastic line, libations, and gift bags. Additional activations will be announced in the coming weeks.


Do a deep dive into Futurebirds’ curated lineup (all chosen because they inspired or have been inspired by the band), and there are a lot of angles to work with. Be it Charity Rose Thielen of The Head and The Heart given a behind-the-scenes look into the early days of the band in Seattle, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell talking mental health on the road, or the constant tour grind of Hotel Fiction– there’s a lot to talk about. It will be a treat to experience them all in one place.