PARK TAVERN PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL ‘DOG’WOOD BRUNCHFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/5/19

Featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys, A Krispy Kreme Station, a Pup-Friendly Patio and Much More!

Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia – Art enthusiasts, brunch lovers and their furry, four legged, friends are invited to the first ever DOGwood Brunchfest at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Located in the heart of Midtown on the Atlanta BeltLine, the two-day event will feature an artist market with local artisans and crafters, including Billie Hillard, Maria Bruckman Art, Camille and Company, Ojen Atlanta, Daniel Curran, WeezieArt, Decorfiftyfive and more.

Hungry shoppers can purchase Brunch Bite Tickets for $7, which include access to a Krispy Kreme Donuts station featuring a fully loaded topping bar with whipped cream, strawberries, and chocolate; hearty breakfast bowls filled to the brim with scrambled cheese eggs, bacon, tomatoes and avocado on a bed of tater tots; chicken and waffles; Park Tavern’s signature raw oysters; and much more. Imbibers can also sip through the weekend with rosé, frosé, mimosas, Bloody Marys with cocktail shrimp, a wide selection of wines, craft beers and more. Park Tavern’s pet-friendly patio boasts plenty of seating in the shade, so guests and their pups can relax throughout the brunch-filled weekend. This event is rain or shine.

General Admissions tickets are available for $5 and include entry to the event.  VIP tickets are available starting at $140 for an eight person table.  For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com.

Photo credit: RSVP Atl

2019 ATLANTA SPRING WINE FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/19

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Saturday, April 13th at 1 pm

The annual Atlanta Spring Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 1 – 5pm in Historic Fourth Ward Park. We will have over 50 wines as well as a selection of local beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  The wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 in advance after April 4th, and $60 at the door of the event. More info/tickets:  http://atlantawinefestivals.com/spring

ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/19

Atlantic Station

Saturday, April 13th

More information: https://www.atlantagrilledcheese.com/

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We’re taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness over the course of the day for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are two sessions, early session at 11:30 am and afternoon session starting at 2:30 pm.

In addition to delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets Include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden.

What do you get:
General Admission tickets include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Ticket Ranges $18 – $35

SOLD OUT Grilled Cheese Lover tickets include admission to the event, (6) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, (2) Beers/Wines, event koozie plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Limited Tickets Available Starting at $28 – $50

Benefits Releash Atlanta.

2019 SLINGIN’ WINGS FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/19

Heritage Sandy Springs

Saturday, April 6th

Tickets here: https://www.slinginwingsfestival.com/

Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 3rd year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on Saturday, April 6th, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. General admission tickets are $17 and Wing Lover’s Tickets are $35.

General Admission Tickets Include:
• Entry to all festival areas
• Access to food vendors, live music, and bars.
• (4) Wings Vouchers to get you started (additional wings available for sale ~$1/wing)
• People’s Choice voter’s ballot

Wing Lover’s Tickets:
• (15) Wing Vouchers
• Slingin’ Wings Souvenir 16oz tumbler

Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings (~$1/wing), plus we’ll have a variety of local Atlanta restaurants serving up their full menus (and full-sized portions) available to purchase.

2019 Participating Restaurants:
Hudson Grille Brookhaven | Taco Mac | Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee | Smoke Ring | Gilly’s Sports Bar | HOBNOB | Alcohol Infused Wings | GooodNewz BBQ | Wings On Wheat Stone Mountain | Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs | Island Chef Cafe | Amanda’s BarbeeQue and Catering Services L.L.C | JAY’s Out The Pit | B & L Wings LLC | City Tap Atlanta …. More To Be Announced!

Live Entertainment:
DJ OneNate | Wesley Cook | Vinnie Van Go & Everything You Need | The Sagas

Wing Contests:
Slingin’ Wing Eating Contest powered by Hudson Grille Brookhaven
Slingin’ Wing Contest (wing toss) powered by 101 Concepts Restaurant Group (Smoke Ring, Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs, Food 101, 101 Steak,)

Official After Party:
Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta, a 501c3 not for profit charitable organization that works tirelessly to save dogs from high kill shelters throughout the state of Georgia.

9TH ANNUAL BROOKHAVEN BEER FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/16/19

Brookhaven Park

Saturday, April 6th

Spring is here and so is the beer! Join us for the 9th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Road at Osborn Road in Brookhaven! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. Regularly priced tickets will be $50 at the door. Buy your tickets now for $40, a $10 discount!

Your ticket includes:
-Tastings of 150+ beers and wines
-10 oz Souvenir Tasting Cup
-Local and Regional Vendor Expo

Food is also available for purchase.

Go to our ticket link here and enter our promo code for 10% off your ticket price: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/spiral/bbf2019/?referral=adventuresinatlanta
Promo code: adventuresinatlanta

Fine print:
Parking is available at Brookhaven Marta Station.
Please take Uber or Lyft.
Do not park on neighborhood streets or you will be towed!
21 and up event, no kids, no dogs.

URBANTREE CIDERY SUNDAY FUNDAY PET PAWTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/15/19

Sunday, March 31st starting at 12:30 pm

UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, is excited to host their first ever Sunday Funday Pet “Paw”ty on Sunday, March 31! Dog lovers are welcome to bring their furry pals, meet fellow pet owners in the community, and gather at UrbanTree’s West Midtown tasting room and outdoor patio from 12:30-6:30pm.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Vintage Pet Rescue, a nonprofit organization committed to rescuing senior pets from shelters and assisting owners who can no longer care for their senior pets. The organization also refurbishes used furniture into dog beds.

During the event, guests may purchase special treats at the King of Pups vending cart and have professional photos taken of their stylishly costumed and dressed up pups by photographer Chris Cottrell. Organic, all-natural dog treats from Big Daddy Biscuits will be complimentary with a small donation to Vintage Pet Rescue, and water stations will be placed throughout the space.

For the humans, UrbanTree will serve special “Hair of the Dog” cocktails, including Bloody Marys and mimosas made with UrbanTree cider, and of course, their flagship ciders and seasonal flavors. Food truck C-BO’s BBQ & Southern Cuisine will also be on-site to sell bites during the party. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/429318597811388/

HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN CELEBRATES NINE YEARS WITH BIRTHDAY BASH ON MARCH 28

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/11/19

Food and Drink Specials, Live Music and Giveaways at Midtown’s Beloved Tavern

Thursday, March 28th from 6 to 10 pm

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern’s original location in Midtown is turning nine, which calls for a celebration! Spend the evening sipping on $2 pints or throwing back $3 shots while enjoying live music. Those with hungry hankerings can enjoy $5 burgers all night long. $20 gift cards will be passed out to the first 100 guests to arrive (good for a return visit), as well as freebies for everyone. Share your love for good beer, delicious food and an exciting evening with Midtown’s favorite neighborhood tavern.

CITY WINERY HOSTS A SCOUT COOKIES AND WINE PAIRING PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/10/19

Atlanta’s Only Winery Will Lead Guests on a Mouthwatering Journey During a Special Sweet and Savory Pairing Event

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Atlanta, Georgia — With a love for the all-time favorite Scout cookies, revelers are invited to City Winery in bustling Ponce City Market on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2 p.m. to explore the relationship between the sweet treats and savory wines. Atlanta’s only winery will take attendees on a mouthwatering journey featuring five favorites including: S’mores, Samoas, Trefoils Shortbread, Do-si-dos, and Savannah Smiles, and City Winery’s hand-selected wine pours.  Tickets for City Winery’s Scout Cookies and Wine Pairings event are on sale now for $25, plus applicable fees, for ages 21 and up. For more information,  visit citywinery.com/atlanta. To purchase tickets, visit https://citywinery.com/atlanta/scout-cookies-wine-pairing-party-3-30-19.html.

1ST ANNUAL PCM OYSTER SOCIAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/10/19

PONCE CITY MARKET TEAMS UP WITH UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA AND GEORGIA AQUARIUM TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL ‘PCM OYSTER SOCIAL’ ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Located on The Roof at PCM, Event Will Feature Oyster Tastings from Local Restaurants, Live Music, Specially Crafted Cocktails, Live Painting, a Short Film Screening & More

Benefitting UGA’s Marine Extension & Georgia Sea Grant

Ponce City Market is teaming up with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia Aquarium to host the first annual PCM Oyster Social on Thursday, March 28 in support of Georgia’s oyster industry. Held on The Roof at Ponce City Market from 6-9pm, the event will feature oyster tastings from local restaurants including The Optimist, W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Brezza Cucina and Root Baking Co., live music from Sweet Auburn String Band, specially crafted cocktails, beer from Georgia Aquarium’s collaboration with Atlanta Brewing Company, live painting by local artists and more.

Shifting Baselines, a short film by Cathy J. Sakas and Mehmet Caglayan, will give guests a deeper glimpse into the commercial fishing industry in the state of Georgia, and educators from Georgia Aquarium and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will be present to discuss how important oysters are to maintaining healthy coastal environments. Guests will also be able to learn how to shuck their own oysters while connecting with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant employees who are working with shellfish growers to grow and farm local Georgia oysters for the restaurant industry. André Gallant, a writer, editor and photojournalist based in Athens, will be present to sign books and discuss the local oyster community. He is the author of “The High Low Tide,” a book-length work of narrative nonfiction about the Georgia oyster industry published by UGA Press in 2019.

Providing research, education, training and science-based outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant assists the state in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal environments and economy. As inland and coastal communities compete for natural resources and upland growth threatens the health of coastal marshes and estuaries, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant supports a balanced approach toward land use, economic development and ecosystem health.

Ponce City Market is excited to host a celebration that brings more awareness to the state’s sustainable seafood industry. Along with Georgia Aquarium, Ponce City Market is dedicated to supporting the local community and looking forward to an event where guests can enjoy some of the state’s best oysters while learning more about Georgia’s coast. Following the event, Ponce City Market visitors will be able to learn about the state’s oyster industry and its sustainability efforts at a special an exhibition located in The Plaza from Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, April 7.

Priced at $50, tickets to attend the PCM Oyster Social are now available for purchase here.

RAY’S AT KILLER CREEK KICKS OFF ROSE FRI-YAYS MARCH 15TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/8/19

Popular Eatery Pairs with Renowned Producers to Give Guests a Weekend Pink-Me-Up

Some call it the “pretty in pink” movement, but the Ray’s at Killer Creek team believes sipping an aromatic glass or two of rosé is a lifestyle, one they’re eager to help guests embrace every Friday in spring, starting March 15. To ensure the sipping is sensational, they’ll be popping the cork on Whispering Angel and Fleur de Mer, two flavorful rosé wines. Whispering Angel, credited with starting the international rosé trend, also is the world’s most popular rosé. Representatives from Whispering Angel will be on hand Friday, March 15 to help guests get their pink on.

No tickets are needed to attend the 5-8 p.m. event to be held throughout spring on the Creek Terrace. Drink specials will range from $5 – $12. Executive chef Mike Fuller will be offering tasty bites that pair perfectly with the wines’ intensely fragrant notes. Both food and wine will be accompanied by live music that will help set just the right rhythm for the weekend ahead.