VALENTINES DAY ROUND-UP 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/21

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at TWO urban licks: 

Following the holiday of giving comes the holiday of sharing, and no one understands this quite like TWO urban licks. Add some heat to this year’s Valentine’s Day with TWO’s wood-fired cuisine, live rotating rotisseries, and unparalleled views of Atlanta’s skyline. Available on Sunday, February 14th, friends and couples can enjoy a live music performance while indulging in a seasonal a la carte menu created by Executive Chef Matt Weinstein that’s meant for sharing including Veal Shank, Crispy Flounder, and a 48 oz. Prime Porterhouse. Lovebirds celebrating throughout the weekend can nosh on dishes including, Burrata with Rosemary Focaccia, BBQ Jerked Shrimp, Baked Lobster Ziti, 32 oz. Cowboy Ribeye, and sweeten the night with a Strawberry Cupcake.  A credit card is required to secure each reservation.  To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit  twourbanlicks.com.  TWO  urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.
 
S’more Love From Red’s Beer Garden: 
Red’s Beer Garden has dessert covered for Valentine’s Day. Besties and lovers are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with Red’s Beer Garden’s At-Home S’more Kit. The kit includes s’mores supplies for two, roasting sticks, date night card, a four-pack of Flying Embers Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha and a four-pack of Wild Leap Rollin’ Deeper Cinnamon Roll Stout. Online ordering starts February 1, 2021. Kits are $25. Pick up at Red’s Beer Garden. To order, visit toasttab.com/redsbeergarden. Red’s Beer Garden is conveniently located in Benteen Park at 1328 Boulevard SE Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information call Red’s Beer Garden at 770.637.2299 or visit redsbeergarden.com
 
Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day with Dantanna’s: 

Friends and lovers are invited to indulge in a special three-course meal this Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at Dantanna’s in Buckhead. Whether lovebirds are getting cozy by the fire at home or dining in, guests can choose from a salad, entree, and dessert made with love by Executive Chef Brand Parker. Salad options include a choice of a wedge, Caesar, or strawberry-spinach with a raspberry vinaigrette. Split an entree of Surf & Turf for $149, Cioppino with fresh fish, shrimp, king crab, and lobster for $99, Rosemary Chicken or Pepper Salmon for $69. Finish the night on a sweet note with a choice of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding, decadent Chocolate Bourbon Pie, or Passionfruit Creme Brule. Guests can pair this special menu with pink bubbles, a Gruet “Sauvage Rose” for $50, or choose from Dantanna’s extensive wine, cocktail, and beer list. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation visit ww.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873.

 
Swipe Right On STK’s New Date Night Menu:
Looking for a memorable date spot? STK Atlanta has it covered. Whether it’s Galentine’s Day with friends, a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, or simply a night out in Midtown, STK is known for its charismatic ambiance and exceptional steak and seafood offerings created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio.  Introducing Date Night at STK, diners can now dive into a curated, three-course menu for just $69 per person every Sunday through Wednesday. The new Date Night menu features signature favorites including Crispy Calamari, Lil’ BRGs, Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, and more. To make Date Night even sweeter, guests can also imbibe on a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé for $99.
 
STK’S DATE NIGHT MENU
Choose One:
 
Crispy Calamari
Lil’ BRGs
Jalapeño Pickled Shrimp Cocktail
 
Choose Two:
6oz. Filet
7 oz. NY Strip
Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
Maple Rub Ora King Salmon
 
Sides:
Tater Tots | Asparagus
 
The Closer:
Bag O’Donuts

For more information or to make a reservation, visit  www.stkhouse.com  or call 404-793-0144. STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development.

 

BAFFI

Fri., Feb. 12 & Sat., Feb 13 – Valentine’s Weekend Four-Course Menu at Baffi, Available for To-Go & In-Restaurant Dining

To celebrate the holiday, Baffi is offering a special, four-course prix fixe menu in addition to their regular menu for takeout and in-restaurant dining on February 12 and 13! The menu here welcomes parties of two to share a Burst Tomato Pizza with burrata and basil, plus their famed JW Kale Salad and Roasted Oysters. Each guest will select an entree – Mushroom and Lemon Conserva Gnocchi with herbs and parmesan, JW Chicken with rosemary potatoes and salsa verde, Cast Iron Trout with braised collards and meyer lemon vinaigrette or Wood Grilled Hanger Steak with romesco, charred carrots and broccoli – before splitting Pistachio Cake featuring lemon curd and pistachio buttercream for dessert. The menu is $55 per person, and three wine pairings are available for in-restaurant guests for $35 each. Reservations can be booked here, and all to-go orders must be placed by emailing hello@baffiatlanta.com with menu selections, dietary restrictions, preferred pick-up time/date and a phone number by noon on Thursday, February 11.

 

HAMPTON + HUDSON

Sat., Feb. 13 – Hampton + Hudson’s Galentine’s Day Brunch & To-Go Packages

Hampton + Hudson’s annual Galentine’s Day brunch is back for another year! To celebrate the occasion, they will be offering Galentine’s To-Go Packages for groups of two ($85) or four ($160), including Hogwash Rosé Cans (still or sparkling), Pink Grapefruit Cocktails, pink Sublime Doughnuts, pink champagne flutes, “Never Have I Ever: Girls Edition” game and a Galentine limited print. Orders must be placed on the restaurant’s website here by February 10 at 2pm, and pickup will be on Friday, February 12.

 

H+H will also host Galentine’s Day brunch from 10am-2:30pm at the restaurant with COVID-19 health and safety protocols here in place. Guests can enjoy a Red Velvet Waffle special, plus bellini, champagne and rose specials, including a Godiva Chocolate and Galentine’s limited edition print while supplies last. Sublime Doughnuts and the restaurant’s regular brunch menu will also be available.

 

BOCADO

Now Available for Pre-Order – BOCADO’s Valentine’s Day Special To-Go

For $35 per person, BOCADO is offering a Valentine’s Day pick-up special that includes Kale Salad with pecans, flax seed, parmesan and buttermilk dressing, Culotte steak, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Local Shiitake and Oyster Mushrooms, Salsa Verde, Wood-Fired Bread with finishing oil and a Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme for dessert. A bottle of Prosecco can be added for $23. Orders must be placed over the phone (404-815-1399) by Friday, February 12, with curbside pick-up from noon-4pm on Sunday, February 14.

 

LAZY BETTY

Now Available for Pre-Order – Lazy Betty Valentine’s Day Chocolate Boxes

Lazy Betty is offering boxes of handcrafted, gourmet chocolates for purchase this Valentine’s Day! Available for $25 each, the chocolate boxes include six dark chocolates with various fillings, including Raspberry Rose Water, Strawberry Guava, Salted Caramel Hazelnut, Lemon Honey Chamomile, Vanilla Chai and Peach Bourbon. Orders can be placed here, and pickup will be available the week of Valentine’s Day (February 10-14) from 1-6pm at the restaurant. There is a two-day lead time on orders; boxes ordered for February 14 pickup must be placed by February 12.

 

Wed., Feb. 10 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Lazy Betty Five-Course Valentine’s Day To-Go Menu

Chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips are crafting a new five-course menu for Valentine’s celebrations at home, and guests can add supplements to make the meal extra special – think caviar and a bottle of wine or bubbly. Available February 10-14 for $95 per person, to-go meals will be available for pre-order beginning late January through Valentine’s Day here.

 

Wed., Feb. 10 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Lazy Betty’s Special Valentine’s Week Tasting Menus

The Candler Park restaurant is offering special seven- and 10-course menus featuring new dishes to celebrate Valentine’s Day all week long. Reservations are available here, and the seven-course menu is $175/person and the 10-course is $225/per person. Wine pairings will also be available.

 

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE

Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Southern Gentleman

The restaurant will be serving a specially curated and luxurious a la carte menu in addition to wine and whiskey flight pairings. Make a reservation here.

 

Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Gypsy Kitchen

Transport to Spain this Valentine’s Day with a specially curated a la carte menu including menu favorites and chef features, innovative cocktails and a romantic setting. Reserve a spot here.

 

Fri., Feb. 12 – Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner at Le Bilboquet (In-Restaurant & To-Go) 

All weekend long, Le Bilboquet will serve a special prix fixe dinner menu with three courses, including a selection of appetizers, entrees and festive desserts. A curated wine pairing will also be available, and specialty cocktails will be flowing. Make sure to make a reservation early by calling 404-869-9944, as seating is limited. A condensed version of the menu will be available for takeout on bilbotogo.com.

 

Available Feb. 1-28 – Valentine’s Day Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake 

Georgetown Cupcake at Buckhead Village is offering three different Valentine’s Day dozens for pre-order with contactless store pick-up, local Atlanta delivery and nationwide overnight shipping available. Cupcakes are available for online order at georgetowncupcake.com, and the Valentine’s-inspired dozens include:

 

  • The Valentine’s Heart Dozen ($41) – Strawberry Lava Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, Peanut Butter Fudge and more packaged in a limited edition Georgetown Cupcake pink heart gift box.

 

  • The Valentine’s Dozen ($36) – Lava Fudge, Vanilla and Baby Pink Buttercream, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, ‘Cupid’ Salted Caramel and more.

 

  • The Rose Gold & Ruby Chocolate Dozen ($36) – Chocolate and Baby Pink Vanilla Buttercream cupcakes covered in clear and gold sanding sugar and decorated with ‘love’ embossed gold fondant medallions, Chocolate Squared cupcakes decorated with gold and pink fondant hearts, and more.

PONCE CITY MARKET

Available in Feb. – Artisan Chocolate Heart Box, Macarons, Heart Shape Mousse Cake & More from Saint-Germain French Bakery

Saint-Germain French Bakery is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a selection of baked goods and chocolates! Their lineup includes Raspberry and Chocolate Heart-shaped Mousse Cake ($6.25), heart-shaped boxes of 25 hand-crafted Artisan Chocolates (starting at $35.95) and boxes of 18 gluten-free Macarons (starting at $30.95). They will also offer ‘I love you’ specialty cakes available for pre-order by phone (470-823-4141) or Instagram DM. Valentine’s Day cakes must be ordered by the end of the day on February 10, and customers can choose layer flavor, including vanilla cream, champagne sponge cake, chocolate biscuit, black valrhona chocolate mousse or white chocolate mousse ($65 with silver inscription). All items are available in-store, for pre-order and curbside pick-up.

Available Sun., Feb. 14 – “Over the Top Shake for Two” Available at Honeysuckle Gelato

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Honeysuckle Gelato’s “Over the Top Shake for Two.” Customers can select their gelato flavor for the shake, then it’s topped with whipped cream and two mini glazed Revolution Doughnuts. This special is good while supplies last only on Valentine’s Day.

 

Available Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Grams for Children & Red at Hop’s Chicken

Similar to the grams with candy that children used to get from their classmates in school, Hop’s Chicken will be handing out grams to children only on Valentine’s Day! Each one can be cashed in for a special milkshake the next time the guest visits Hop’s.

Perennial Properties’ New Luxury Residence

ARYA Peachtree,

Hosts Private Stay-at-Home Valentine’s Day Celebration


In collaboration with Google Fiber and ATL Collective, a complimentary, livestream music event featuring performerBrenda Nicole Moorer is available to the public

What In an effort to bring its residents and the general public something special amid COVID-19, Perennial Properties has teamed up with Google Fiber and ATL Collective to host a private concert series called “Digs with Gigs.” These events will occur outdoors at various residential properties across the city featuring Atlanta artist performances via complimentary livestream and social distanced resident-only experiences.
The general public can RSVP to tune into the music portion of Digs with Gigs via Eventbrite.


The first resident-only portion of the 2021 event, is a special Valentine’s Day edition on February 14, at the new luxury residence ARYA Peachtree, built and opened by Perennial Properties in December 2020. The livestream music performance by Brenda Nicole Moorer, will take place outside against the backdrop of Midtown Atlanta, under the 20 foot high, terrace ceiling complete with a permanent, digital art piece by artist Danielle Roney titled ECHO that can also be seen from bustling Peachtree Street below.


Local Atlanta chef Nick Leahy of Nick’s Westside, will offer his Valentine’s To-Go menu. Complimentary chocolate covered strawberries will be offered to residents of Arya only.

Hand-crafted cocktail kits will be provided by bartender extraordinaire, Mercedes O’Brien, who kicked off SippN at Home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She will feature The Arya Love Boat cocktail for residents that mixes perfectly at their new home with gin, vodka, or white rum. 

Who

  • @BrendaNicoleMoorer Brenda Nicole Moorer is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, and actor known for her distinctive vocal quality and genre-bending jazz. Since making her debut with the 2011 album “Songbird,” she has experimented with musical boundaries, exploring everything from jazz to traditional folk, striving for authentic voice and expression in a melting pot of sound. In her latest musical endeavor, a collaborative concept jazz record entitled MARROW, the Atlanta based artist dreams up a sound fusion of eclectic melodies and piano, with elements of jazz, folk, and chamber.
  • @Nick’sWestsideATL Chef Nick Leahy is the Partner and Executive Chef behind Nick’s Westside Neighborhood and Bar and Chicken Out, the new chef-inspired, delivery-only chicken concept in Atlanta. Chef Leahy was lauded for his ability to create inventive, globally-influenced, and locally-sourced cuisine throughout his culinary career. At Nick’s Westside, Chef Leahy has created a more approachable menu that highlights Georgia’s small producers and features fresh, sustainably-sourced ingredients.
  • @SippNatHome – SippN at Home is a cocktail fueled business specializing in at-home cocktail kits, virtual classes, online happy hours, and private event catering. Created by Mercedes O’Brien, Atlanta Magazine’s Best Bartender of 2019 and former bar manager for Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer and Gunshow, SippN at Home brings all the supporting ingredients and knowledge of craft cocktail design into your home.

When Sunday, February 14, 20215:00 pm
RSVP The music performance is open to the public via complimentary livestream.Click to RSVP Eventbrite
Where ARYA Peachtree1777 Peachtree Street NEAtlanta, GA 30309@AryaPeachtree

Varuni Napoli

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day, and while this year might be different than most, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be delicious. Whether people are looking to stay in for the night or want to plan ahead for a safe night out, Varuni Napoli has just the option for them.

Thinking of staying in?:

  • Varuni Napoli is offering their popular at-home pizza kit – complete with all ingredients needed to make four Margherita pies. Anyone who reserves a kit for Valentine’s weekend (2/12-2/14) will be entered to win a free black truffle to get creative in the kitchen and step up their kitchen game.

Looking for a safe night out of the house?:

  • The Neapolitan spot is featuring two Valentine’s themed cocktails at their Midtown location
    • The Rossini: a light and refreshing cocktail made with crisp Prosecco and a touch of homemade strawberry purée.
    • The Passione Fragola: inspired by a chocolate-covered strawberry and made with strawberry purée, vodka, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup.
  • Please note, masks and temperature checks are required.

And as always, Varuni is offering their popular heart shaped pies upon request!

Sat., Feb. 13, noon-5pm – South Main Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day Sidewalk Bake Sale

Swing by the sidewalk in front of South Main Kitchen on Saturday, February 13 to buy Valentine’s Day-themed sweet treats from Maven Restaurant Group’s Pastry Chef Elise Vitale. The selection of treats will include Heart Shaped Cookies, Small Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate Bourbon Truffles and Ruby Chocolate Tarts. Call the restaurant to pre-order: (678) 691-4622.

Sun., Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner Menu at Delbar

This Valentine’s Day, Delbar will be offering a special prix fixe menu priced at $79 per guest. The four-course menu selected by Chef Tayfun Abusksa will serve a choice of one starter, salad, meat with a side and dessert to end the evening. Please see here to view the full menu. In the wake of Covid-19 Delbar has several safety measures in place such as table distancing, masks for guests unless seated at a table.

Sun., Feb. 14, noon-9pm – Yebo Ski Haus Offering Special Prix Fixe Menu

Normally closed on Sundays, Yebo will open from noon-9pm and serve a special four-course prix fixe menu featuring an appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert, available for takeout or dine-in. The special menu features favorites from the regular menu plus new dishes like Filet Oscar with crabmeat, asparagus and bearnaise and Chilean Sea Bass with leeks, fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, chanterelle mushrooms and red wine beurre blanc. From noon to 5pm, guests can order from the full menu or the prix fixe. After 5pm, only the prix fixe menu will be available. Wine will be offered to-go by the bottle. To-go orders must be placed over the phone (404-228-8024) and can be made that day or leading up to the 14th. Curbside pick-up will be available by calling the restaurant upon arrival. Please see hi-res photos here.

TWO URBAN LICKS HOSTS A LOMBARDI WINE TASTING TO CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/21/21

Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Experience With Tony Lombardi of Lombardi Wines and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Acclaimed wine experts, Tony Lombardi of Lombardi Wines and Todd Rushing of Concentrics Restaurants and TWO urban licks, are joining forces and hosting a special wine tasting event on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Bully Boy in the Old Fourth Ward. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., wine lovers are invited to gather and sip on an array of delicious Lombardi wines accompanied by exquisite food pairings created by TWO urban licks’ Executive Chef Matt Weinstein, including Scallop Crudo, Chicken Liver Toast, Mixed Mushroom Strudel, Duck Confit, and a surprise dessert. The tasting will be socially distanced to keep guests and staff safe. Tickets are $75 per person (includes wine, food, tax, and gratuity). To make a reservation visit www.opentable.com or call 404.522.4622. Bully Boy is a destination restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward next to TWO urban licks, in between The Telephone Factory and Common Grounds, right down the BeltLine from Ponce City Market. 

ROSWELL RESTAURANT WEEKS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/6/21

Roswell Restaurant Week(s) Expands, Beginning January 11

Roswell Restaurant Weeks returns for a seventh year with a duration expansion. In 2021, the promotion, which ordinarily lasts ten days, will be temporarily rebranded to Roswell Restaurant Weeks, encompassing several weeks, and will run from January 11 – February 11 to support the local restaurants through a traditionally slower period of patronage. Roswell Restaurant Weeks is presented this year through a joint partnership between Roswell Inc and Visit Roswell, the economic development and tourism partner organizations for the City of Roswell.

In previous years, Roswell Restaurant Week has been celebrated as the largest restaurant-focused promotional event in Metro Atlanta. For the upcoming year, 37 participating restaurants from around the city have signed on. During the multi-week event, all participating restaurants will serve individual prix fixe menus featuring signature favorites and original specialties.

Participating restaurants include: 1920 Tavern, Adele’s on Canton, Another Broken Egg, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Bayou Q, Big Oak Tavern, Brookwood Grill, Canton Street Social, Chipper’s Pub, Eat Raw Vegan Wellness, The Fickle Pickle, Fresco Cantina Grille, From the Earth Brewing Company, Gracious Plenty, HOLA! Taqueria & Bar Roswell, Houck’s Grille, Hugo’s Oyster Bar, Huh Natural & Real Food, Ipp’s Pastaria & Bar, Lazaro’s Cuban Cuisine, Lola’s Burger & Tequila Bar, The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Monterrey Roswell, Noca Eatery & Bar, Osteria Mattone, Peach & The Porkchop, Pure Taqueria Roswell, Rock ‘N’ Taco, Salt Factory, Souper Jenny, Table & Main, Taqueria Tsunami, Uncle Jack’s on Canton, VG bistro + bar, Vin 25, The Whiskey Project, and Zest Restaurant.

Prix fixe menus are set to be announced in early January and available at RoswellRW.com.

Local residents and visitors to Roswell are encouraged to follow Roswell Restaurant Weeks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @RoswellRW and share dining experiences using hashtags #RoswellRW and #RRW2020.

“Restaurants and food & beverage providers make up a segment of the hospitality industry hit the hardest during the pandemic. Facing continuous COVID-related hurdles and colder months, our restaurant partners remain reliant on support that is critical at the local level. Most have made investments that include expanded patio space, tenting, fire pits and electric or gas heaters to offer a pleasant dining experience,” says Andy Williams, Executive Director at Visit Roswell. “Roswell Restaurant Weeks allows us to highlight our partners through offerings typically not seen on standard menus, and the expanded length gives patrons more opportunity to enjoy favorites and consider new choices, as well.”

VARUNI NAPOLI HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS GIFT GUIDE 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/9/20

The holidays are here and we want to make sure nationally recognized, Atlanta-based Neapolitan pizzeria Varuni Napoli is top of mind for any loved ones you may need a gift idea for!. Get the scoop below on all the delicious holiday offerings Varuni is set to have this season.

CHURCH STREET VACATION HOLIDAY POP-UP LOCATED AT THE THIRD DOOR PAYS HOMAGE TO CHRISTMAS VACATION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/5/20

The Third Door

131 Church Street, Marietta

Starting December 1st

Starting December 1st The Third Door will transform into Church Street Vacation a holiday pop up themed after the classic Chevy Chase film, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

Featuring cocktails like the I Don’t Know Margo, a vodka sour made with lemon, apple and peppermint, the Where’s The Tylenol, a baking spice infused Old Fashioned and the Little Full, Lotta Sap, a hot toddy featuring blended scotch, lemon, honey and pine.

Be on the lookout for a roaming Cousin Eddie, perhaps even more devious than a Bad Santa. Presents hanging from the ceiling, an explosion of Christmas lights, and an abundance of tacky holiday cheer and decor to be included.

JOY CAFE’S FIRST ANNUAL NAUGHTY OR NICE HOLIDAY POP-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/23/20

Joy Cafe

Opening Saturday, November 28th 

This holiday season, Joy Cafe is celebrating the most joyful time of year with its first annual Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop-up! Decked with over-the-top holiday decor and a Christmas tree anchoring the dining room, the restaurant will serve a special holiday cocktail menu with drinks served in festive and cheeky glassware. Cheery servers will don jolly gear, and the restaurant will extend their hours to 1am Tuesday through Saturday for additional merriment.

  • Chestnuts Roasting – Armagnac. Nutty. Boozy. Balanced.

  • Red Nosed Reindeer – Vodka. Tart. Refreshing. Bubbly.

  • The Milk and Cookies Santa Really Wants – Cognac. Housemade milk punch shot. Served in a “shot glass” cookie.

  • Stocking Stuffer – Vodka. Minty. Sweet. Slightly Tart.

  • Joy’s Famous EggNog – Secret family recipe.

  • Vixen’s a Naughty Girl – Housemade hot buttered rum. Served Hot.

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT {THREE} SHEETS’ FIRST EVER HOLIDAY POP-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/23/20

Jingle Bar at {three} sheets to Bring Christmas Cheer to Sandy Springs From Nov. 27 Through New Year’s Eve

Jingle bells, Jingle bells, jingle all the way over to Jingle Bar at {three} sheets! For the first time in the lounge and bar’s history, {three} sheets is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Beginning Nov. 27, the Sandy Springs lounge will be decked out in Christmas décor, playing all the holiday hits on repeat, and mixing up delicious, themed cocktails in specialty glassware, as well as serving deliciously festive small plates.

“The holidays are our favorite time of the year at {three} sheets and usually booked up with private dining reservations and office parties,” said Co-Owner Jonathan Akly. “Since we weren’t able to host those this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we decided to create a bit of a holiday party ourselves with Jingle Bar! After a year like this, we could all use some extra holiday spirit, and we are very excited to help spread joy to our community.”

Guests can expect cocktails including Minty Grinch with Remy VSOP, crème de menthe, crème cacao blanc and cream, Elsa’s Hawaiian Vacation with Ketel One, coconut, fresh pineapple and curaçao, Christmas in Mexico with house-made hot chocolate, tequila and Aztec chocolate bitters and their signature drink Jingle Juice with red wine, apple brandy, Christmas spices and angostura bitters. Jingle Bar will also serve up holiday comfort bites such as Glazed Ham Sliders, Cranberry and Brie Tartlets, Christmas Queso, Lamb Lollipops and more.

The safety of all patrons and staff is Jingle Bar’s priority, and COVID-19 protocols will be in place, including operating at less than 50% capacity, spacing tables a minimum of 6 feet apart, and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing. In addition, all employees will always be wearing masks, and patrons will be asked to wear a mask when not seated at their table. Outdoor seating will be limited but available, weather permitting.

Jingle Bar at {three} sheets will be open Nov. 27 through Dec. 31 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday for ages 21 and over only. Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting the restaurant at 404-303-8423. The full food and drink menu, as well as high-res photography, are available upon request.

BILTONG BAR’S BLITZEN ROOM HOLIDAY POP-UP RETURNS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/18/20

BILTONG BAR’S BLITZEN ROOM HOLIDAY POP-UP RETURNS THIS MONTH, NOW IN THREE LOCATIONS!

The Annual Pop-up Will Be Bigger Than Ever & Feature A Collaboration with Maker’s Mark, Festive Decor, Seasonal Libations & More

Biltong Bar – the acclaimed South African-inspired restaurant and bar specializing in dry-aged beef jerky and craft cocktails – will kick off the holiday season with its signature Blitzen Room. The pop-up will take place at the Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village locations, and near Biltong Bar’s newest location at Avalon in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Blitzen Room will run from late November through early 2021 and feature swanky, vintage decor, festive seasonal libations and more.

Launching on November 22 and lasting until January 3 as part of Avalon’s Holiday Market, Biltong Bar’s newly opened location in Alpharetta will host Blitzen Room in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Located inside Avalon’s Holiday Market, the pop-up Blitzen Room bar will feature a menu of seasonal libations made with Maker’s Mark, like Stave Me An Old Fashioned with Maker’s Mark, Calvados, Walnut, Bitters; Comet’s Cider featuring Maker’s Mark, Spiced Cider, Maple, Lemon; and Not Your Grandma’s Eggnog, served frozen and made with Jim Beam Rye, Courvoisier VSOP, Rum, Sherry, Egg, Sugar, Cream, Spice.. The pop-up bar will be separate from Biltong Bar’s location at the property and will include an awkward family photo wall where guests can snap pictures in addition to festive decor. Maker’s Mark will be on-site throughout the season hosting events and activations.

Launching at Buckhead Village on November 24 and at Ponce City Market on November 25, Blitzen Room will also return to Biltong Bar’s intown Atlanta locations this year. Guests can expect to get “Up to Snow Good” with seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate, green chartreuse, almond, drinking chocolate, white chocolate whipped cream; The Famous Eggnog, brandy, rye, rum, pedro ximenez, milk, eggs, spices; and Elf on the Top Shelf, rye, calvados, oloroso, champagne gum, brown butter. The restaurant’s moody interior will once again transform into a winter wonderland complete with swanky, vintage Christmas decorations, trees with twinkling lights and more.

Originally opened in 2016 at Ponce City Market, later in 2018 at Buckhead Village and most recently at Avalon, Biltong Bar is part of restaurateur Justin Anthony’s South African-inspired hospitality group, True Story Brands. In 2019, Biltong Bar was recognized as one of Thrillist’s “21 Best Cocktail Bars in the Country” for its standout cocktail program.

Biltong Bar values the safety and comfort of all guests and is following safety precautions including socially distanced tables and limited seating capacity, extensive sanitation measures, a mask requirement for guests and staff and more. For more information, visit Biltong Bar’s website: biltong-bar.com.

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE ANNOUNCES 2020 HOLIDAY PLANS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/18/20

BUCKHEAD VILLAGE ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR HOLIDAY SEASON WITH DAZZLING, ILLUMINATED WINDOW DISPLAYS, FESTIVE DECOR, POP-UPS, SLEIGH-IN HOLIDAY MOVIES & WEEKLY SIP & STROLLS

Kicking Off on November 28, the Sip & Stroll Series Will Be Held Every Saturday Through December 19 & Feature an Artist Market, Special Food & Beverage, Live Entertainment, Roaming Performers, Holiday Decor, Photo Opps & More

This holiday season, Buckhead Village will transform into a holiday wonderland, complete with dazzling window displays and festive decor, jolly events and pop-ups, and a series of Sip & Strolls to celebrate the most merry time of year. The Veranda and the property’s iconic streetscapes will be decked out in green and white, and adorned with eucalyptus garland, wreaths, ornaments and colorful string lights. The paseo alongside Dior will be outfitted with lit archways overhead, and throughout Buckhead Village’s common areas, festive flagpole banners, cheery lighted window displays and more will ignite the holiday spirit.

Kicking off on Black Friday weekend (November 28) and held every Saturday through December 19 from noon-6pm, the Sip & Stroll series will welcome guests to enjoy an open-air dining and shopping experience featuring seasonal food and drink specials at Buckhead Village restaurants; discounts from retailers like Bella Cucina, Tod’s, alice + olivia, Warby Parker, Kimberly McDonald and more; live entertainment in The Veranda; family-friendly activities and crafts; and holiday performers and musicians. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase a custom mug to gain access to exclusive specials and discounts around the property during each Sip & Stroll and to be entered into a raffle. Each weekend will also feature a different complimentary holiday treat cart offering individually wrapped goodies from on-site restaurants and shops, including Georgetown Cupcake, Biltong Bar, Shake Shack and Bella Cucina.

The property will offer ongoing holiday fun with pop-ups and events like:

  • Opening Mon., Nov. 23 – The Blitzen Room: Biltong Bar at Buckhead Village is “Up to Snow Good” as they transform their space into their second annual holiday pop-up: The Blitzen Room. The restaurant will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails from Chartreuse Hot Chocolate to Frozen Egg Nog.

  • Fri., Nov. 27 – Tues., Dec. 1 – Buckhead Art & Co. Artist Market: The Buckhead gallery will host an Artist Market featuring work from 50 artists the weekend following Thanksgiving at 3039 Peachtree Rd. NE. Ten percent of proceeds from the market will be donated to Pediatric Brain Cancer Research through Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. Guests can register for the event here.

  • Fri., Nov. 27 – Thurs., Dec. 24 – The Drawing Room x That’s a Wrap Holiday Gift Wrapping Service: Shoppers can stop by The Drawing Room’s showroom Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm and from noon-6pm on weekends to have their holiday gifts wrapped by That’s a Wrap! Atlanta. There will be two curated tiers of design, and all services are inclusive of a gift box, tissue paper, ribbon, bow, gift tag and embellishment.

  • Tues., Dec. 1 – Tues., Dec. 24 – Good+ Toy Drive: alice + olivia’s annual Good+Foundation Toy Drive returns for another year! From December 1 through December 24, shoppers will receive a 15% discount when they bring a toy to the Buckhead Village store.

  • Fri., Dec. 11 – Sun., Dec 13 – Sleigh-In Holiday Movies: Presented as part of Miracle on Peachtree with Livable Buckhead and located at 309 Buckhead Avenue NE, the “sleigh-in” movie series invites people of all ages to enjoy holiday classics outdoors this holiday season. Guests can purchase bites and drinks from Biltong Bar, Fado Irish Pub and Taverna through their online ordering platforms, and tickets will be available here. The cost is $25 per car and $35 per car for double showings ($5 discount for Livable Buckhead members and electric vehicles), and there will  be front row seats reserved for those who ride bikes or walk ($10 per person). The schedule includes:

    • Fri., Dec. 11: Elf at 6pm, Die Hard at 8:30pm

    • Sat., Dec. 12: Home Alone at 6pm, A Christmas Story at 8:30pm

    • Sun., Dec. 13: An American Tail at 6pm, Love Actually at 8pm

FOX THEATRE’S MARQUEE CLUB IS NEW MIRACLE ATLANTA BAR LOCATION FOR 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/20

Iconic Christmas-Themed Pop-Up Partners for Time Ticketed Experience +
First Public Event at Venue Since March
Tickets on Sale THIS Friday, October 23, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Get excited Atlanta – there is another Miracle location and its right in the heart of the city. Miracle at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club presented by Lexus arrives just after Miracle Atlanta recently announced its return for the 2020 holiday season. Apparently, we have all been very good this year! The exciting addition complements the other locations (Miracle at Wonderkid + Miracle on Highland) and two Sippin’ Santa sites (Sippin’ Santa at Bon Ton + Sippin’ Santa at Golden Eagle). The Miracle team, working with the Fox Theatre, is excited to safely offer this one-of-a-kind experience despite COVID-19 (the real grinch of 2020).

“Talk about a Christmas miracle,” said Eric Simpkins, co-founder of Big Citizen along with partner Darren Carr who head up Miracle Atlanta. “The Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club is a dream venue and the perfect location for Miracle to expand with a new type of experience, especially in today’s health climate. This ticketed offering allows us to social distance, limit capacity, create unique holiday moments paired with all the signature Christmas cocktails and cheer while prioritizing the safety of everyone. We’re beyond excited to offer this to Atlanta.”

Staying in true Miracle fashion, Miracle at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club presented by Lexus will transport guests right into the center of Christmas. Safe, Santa-approved festivities will take place every Thursday-Sunday night beginning Nov. 20 and running through Jan.1, 2021. For $50 per person, patrons can reserve their own socially-distanced table (for up to 8 guests) and 90-minute experience that includes more holiday décor and Miracle kitsch that one can wrap their head around, multiple photo opportunities (think rooftop selfie station holiday style), live entertainment components (maybe even a Santa sighting), complimentary Christmas snack-mix and cookies at each table, and a signature Miracle Santa cocktail mug. Miracle’s famous, holiday-themed cocktail and food menu will also be available for purchase along with fun, Christmas-themed merchandise in multiple retail nooks. It is a perfect way to get all the perks of a regular Miracle experience kicked up a notch. Think multi-level fun house meets North Pole.