Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/17/18

The Industry Fund, Le Bilboquet Atlanta and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta host the second Waiters’ Race Atlanta on July 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, complete with a summer block party and center-wide attractions from 3:00-7:00 pm.


The Waiters’ Race Atlanta offers a Southern version of the more than 100-year-old Parisian tradition. Participants will navigate through various obstacles with a loaded server’s tray in one hand. After finishing the route, competing waiters and waitresses will be challenged to open and pour a perfect glass of champagne.


Contestants will be evaluated on speed, service and style by a group of well-known judges including:

  • HLN Weekend Express, Lynn Smith
  • Food and Wine, Carolyn O’Neil
  • iHeartRadio, Dana Barrett
  • Atlanta & Company, Nyssa Green
  • Atlanta Magazine, Christiane Lauterbach
  • James Beard Award Winner and Executive Chef at Cape Dutch Restaurant, Philippe Haddad


This year’s event will continue to celebrate the excellence, dedication and discipline of the more than 230,000 food preparers and servers who work in the metro Atlanta restaurant industry and benefit The Giving Kitchen (TGK).


The winner of the race will receive a round-trip ticket to Paris for two and a traveling trophy to be housed in their restaurant for the next 12 months.


Before and after the race, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta will host a complimentary summer block party at Center Plaza that will include live entertainment, outdoor cocktail bars, food tasting stations, a flower cart, children’s games and a bocce court. In addition, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta retailers will be offering exclusive experiences, amenities and promotions during the event.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/11/18

All-Day Extravaganza Featuring Diesel Hall of Shame Guest Bartenders, DJ, Food and Drink Specials, Patio Drinking Games and More! 

Festivities Begin on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 12 p.m.


Atlanta, Georgia – Celebrating 10 years of success, the crew at Diesel Filling Station will be hosting an all-day extravaganza featuring frosty brews, delicious eats, drink specials, music and more on Saturday, June 16, 2018.  The shenanigans kick off at noon and guests are invited to take advantage of $10 beer and shot specials – Jameson or Fireball shots paired with a choice of Monday Night Brewing draft beer, $10 PBR pitchers, and a $10 make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, which will be a weekly fixture every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the coveted dive bar. The veritable Who’s Who of Diesel bartenders throughout its 10 year history will be on hand beginning at noon and rotating every hour, slinging drinks and trading barbs with regulars and guests alike as they donate their tips to The Giving Kitchen.


Knowing that man (and woman) cannot live off of booze alone, food specials will be offered throughout the day by pop-up kitchen partner Heady Pies that will be creating a specialty $10 pizza just for the anniversary, The Death Pie, an ode to the Death Muffin with a fresh butter base, chopped bacon, sage sausage, a cheddar and mozzarella blend, fried eggs, maple syrup swirl and an optional blackberry drizzle. For burger fans, The Diesel Burger, a beef patty with bacon, an onion ring, cheddar and BBQ on challah bun will also be available. Additionally, Heady Pies will be helping to launch Diesel’s new brunch menu featuring The Hangover breakfast pizza, The Eleven, French toast style Eggo waffles and fried chicken, Skip’s Scramble egg dish and Post-Coital Carbonara spaghetti with guanciale, parmesan and a cream sauce. Heady Pies is also fueling the Diesel Bloody Mary bar, which pops up during brunch and will feature: cheese pizza, Slim Jim’s, dill pickles, gherkin pickles, pepperoni, prosciutto, horseradish, heirloom cherry tomatoes, au jus, XXX hot sauce and pickled asparagus.


As the day turns into night DJ Sleepy Demon will provide the soundtrack for the anniversary festivities from 5 p.m. until midnight while guests play drinking games on the patio, including: cornhole, beer pong and giant Jenga. Guests looking to remember the auspicious occasion can purchase Diesel 10th Anniversary shirts, trucker hats and coozies for… you guessed it, $10.  For more information visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/18


10% of Profits from Sales of 12oz & 750mL bottles of UrbanTree’s Rose Cider Will Be Donated to Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta



Atlanta’s first craft cidery UrbanTree is celebrating the debut of their new Rosé cider with a special “Rosé All Day” Party on Sunday, July 8th from 12:30-6:30 pm. In addition to the party, UrbanTree has also announced that from now through the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, ten percent of profits from sales of the 12oz and 750mL bottles of their pink, sparkling Rosé cider will be donated to Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.


During the event, the cidery will be serving creative cocktail takes on their Rosé cider with boozy beverages including a “B’Rosé” made with Moonrise Rye Whiskey, a “Glowsé” made with gin from Old Fourth Distillery and a frozen “F’Rosé” made with 229 Vodka. Guests can also enjoy bites from Southern Peach Pastries and Propósito Taco Truck.


UrbanTree’s Rosé cider offers a delicately crafted balance of hand picked Georgia Estate Apples, rose botanicals and gentle carbonation. The seasonal release is available at bars, restaurants and shops around Georgia, as well as at Urban Tree’s tasting room in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood (1465 Howell Mill Rd NW). Arriving just in time for warmer weather, guests can enjoy the Rosé cider and a rotating selection of cider specials on draft on the cidery’s outdoor patio. The tasting room also offers local beers, wine and craft cocktails, and guests are invited to bring food or have it delivered to enjoy alongside their favorite beverages. The tasting room is open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Fridays for private event bookings.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/18



Continuous Loop Party Buses Drop-Off and Pick-Up Beer Enthusiasts at Atlanta’s Hottest Breweries

Atlanta, Georgia – The Atlanta Beer Bus, a HOP-on/HOP-off shuttle service that transports beer enthusiasts between Atlanta’s finest breweries, has officially launched.  Offering wallet-friendly entertainment for just $15 per person, riders receive unlimited access to the Atlanta Beer Bus shuttles that travel along a continuous loop where they create their own brewery adventure – staying as long or as little as they like at any location every Friday through Sunday.

Offering safe and reliable transport to Atlanta’s best breweries, cideries and distilleries, each bus is equipped with comfortable, heated/air conditioned group seating, great music, and friendly and knowledgeable drivers.  Imbibers also have the opportunity to dive into the history of Atlanta’s breweries with the help of the Atlanta Beer Bus Beer Nerds, a group of beer-loving experts with deep homegrown roots and knowledge of all things Atlanta – from the city’s institutions to off-the-beaten path adventures.

With a love for craft beer and a wealth of experience in both the banking and hospitality industries, the Atlanta Beer Bus was founded by Travis Irions during a trip to Asheville, NC.

“I was inspired by how ingrained the breweries were in the local community and immediately wanted to recreate a similar experience in the Atlanta market,” says Irions.  “Atlanta’s craft beer community is devoted, passionate, and there’s an undeniable sense of comradery.  I could not be more excited to launch a no-fuss and affordable shuttle service that helps to showcase the tremendous talent and unique brewery destinations our city has to offer.”

Leading the festivities each weekend, Atlanta Beer Bus stops include:  Monday Night Brewing in West Midtown, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing Company, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, and the Midtown MARTA Station.  Routes vary depending on breweries opening and closing times.  For detailed information about the routes, visit

Atlanta Beer Bus Route Schedule

*Times subject to change.

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday Night Brewing West Midtown, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, Midtown MARTA Station, Monday Night Brewing West Midtown.


12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday Night Brewing West Midtown, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing, ASW Distillery, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, Midtown MARTA Station, Monday Night Brewing West Midtown.

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday Night Brewing West Midtown, Urban Tree Cidery, Second Self Beer Company, Scofflaw Brewing Co., Red Brick Brewing, SweetWater Brewing Company, Orpheus Brewing, Park Tavern, Midtown Marta Station, Monday Night Brewing West Midtown.

The Atlanta Beer Bus runs on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit  Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter at @atlbeerbus. #ATLBeerBus


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/18


The 8th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 4 -8 pm in Historic Fourth Ward Park. We will have over 200 beers, as well as a selection of wine and cider to choose from. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  The beer list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 after June 7th and $55 the day of the event.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/17/18

Now, every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Atlas, located at the St. Regis Atlanta, invites guests to enjoy live acoustic music from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on their expansive patio. Showcasing the musical talents of Atlanta’s own Lilac Wine on Wednesday and Fridays and Melissa Bret on Thursdays, diners, and imbibers can savor mouth-watering culinary creations and signature libations as they take in a sweet and soulful musical recipe. When the weather doesn’t permit, Lilac Wine, comprised of Alexandrea Lushington on lead vocals, Grant Reynolds on guitar and Robert Henson on bass, and solo artist Melissa Bret will move inside to Atlas’ comfortably elegant lounge – best known as the Tavern at Atlas.

While taking in live music, diners can enjoy an array handcrafted summer cocktails and delicious bites created by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman, and if that isn’t enough, Atlas also now serves premium liquor flights, packaged perfectly to provide imbibing guests a fun, creative tasting experience. Ideal for those that want to drink their dessert, guests will receive a 1/2 ounce sampling of each spirit (1 ounce doubles are also available) in an elegant, stemmed spirit glass.  Enough to taste, savor and contemplate the spirits, Atlas offers: Whiskey and Rye, Silver Tequilas, Aged Tequilas, Scotch, Japanese Single Malts, Cognacs, Amaro, and Liqueur flights. With over 13 different flights listed on the menu, guests also have the opportunity to have an Atlas sommelier customize a flight based upon preferences and level of adventurousness.

Atlas celebrates the very best in seasonal American cuisine combined with European influences. With a focus on curating fresh ingredients from local farms, the chef-driven, dinner-only restaurant brings an unparalleled culinary experience to the Capital of the South. For more information, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/14/18

A Month-Long Forager’s Feast, a Chardonnay Celebration, Five-Course Wine and Food Pairing, and More! 


City Winery, a restaurant, urban winery, private event space and intimate music venue, has released its May lineup of culinary and beverage events at the popular Atlanta location in Ponce City Market. Atlantans and visitors alike can take advantage of an array of mouthwatering opportunities including wine samplings and a seated seminar, a wine pairing dinner with American Airlines, weekly specials culled from local farms created by Executive Chef Nick Anderson and more this May.


On May 23rd, City Winery and American Airlines presents another installment of the First Class International Pairing Series. The event features wines that showcase the unique terroir of the Pacific Northwest, paired with a regionally-inspired, five-course menu curated by Executive Chef Nick Anderson.  Guests are automatically entered into a drawing to win two roundtrip tickets to any international destination serviced by American Airlines.  Starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $60 plus applicable fees.


On May 24th, join City Winery for a Sip, Paint & Socialize session with Tipsy Topics & Textures. Participants are invited to unleash their inner artist while indulging in the smoothest wine and engaging in a Tipsy Topic as their masterpiece unfolds. Starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 plus applicable fees. 


Throughout May, City Winery is participating in the Forager’s Feast, an event designed to support Georgia’s food community by using locally-harvested food.  Each week, Executive Chef Nick Anderson creates a new dish that includes “foraged” ingredients, like mint, wild violets, gooseberries, mushrooms, and more.  To make reservations at The Barrel Room Restaurant, visit


May’s Wine of the Month is the “Capital South” Chardonnay, available for $4 off bottles all month in The Barrel Room Restaurant.



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/10/18

At The Regent Cocktail Club, every classic cocktail tells a story

With panoramic views of Atlanta, The Regent Cocktail Club, atop LDV’s American Cut, is a go-to spot for Buckhead nightlife. They pride themselves on crafting the perfect cocktail for your mood, as well as offering a mix of traditional and rum drinks inspired by Havana Nights. Some of the cocktail menu offerings include the Black Dahlia with Tito’s, elderflower, blackberry, and lemon, as well as a Sazerac, plus a cocktail named Southside of the Border with Avion Silver, mint, line, and bubbles. That sounds right up our alley. On top of the top-notch cocktail menu, they also have a nice wine list and some small bites.

Located at 3035 Peachtree Road Northeast, #140 Atlanta GA 30305

Open Hours Su-M 5-11 PM; T-Th 5-12 am; F-Sa 5-1 am

To look over their menu and get more information:


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/9/18

Event to Celebrate Atlanta’s Diverse Food & Beverage Community with Proceeds Benefiting Local Refugee Charities

Tickets Available Here


Atlanta craft brewery Second Self Beer Company and artisan butcher shop Pine Street Market are teaming up on Sunday, September 16th to host “Feed Diversity: Building a Bigger Table,” an event highlighting Atlanta’s diverse restaurant community. Friends Jason Santamaria of Second Self Beer and Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market came up with the idea while discussing the global refugee crisis and the vast contributions of local refugees in building Atlanta’s food and beverage scene. The event will take place on Sunday, September 16th from 1-5pm at Second Self Beer Company on the Westside (1317 Logan Circle NW). Tickets are available for $28 per person (food only) or $42 per person (food and three pints).


Celebrating the rich cultural fabric that has shaped the food and beverage industry, Feed Diversity aims to raise awareness and funds for local refugee charities Global Growers and Friends of Refugees. The outdoor tasting event will feature Second Self pours and a pig roast and grilled chicken from Chef Andre Gomez of Porch Light Latin Kitchen in collaboration with Riverview Farms, Springer Mountain Farms and Big Green Egg. There will also be bites from Hyatt Regency, King of Pops, Saltyard, The Shed at Glenwood, South of Heaven BBQ, Steinbeck’s Ale House, and Taiyo Ramen. Refuge Coffee Co., which serves the global community in Clarkston through coffee-related job creation, job training, social networking and commerce, will also serve coffee beverages from their espresso cart.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/7/18

Brookhaven Park from Noon to 6 pm

Slingin’ Wings Festival is back for another year of our seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on Saturday, May 12th, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over the ATL 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. Tickets are $15 for General Admission in advance and $20 at the door, while the Wing Lover’s Ticket is $35 in advance. Tickets are available here.

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

DJ B3 | Michael Zaib | Skyballs | The Geeks | Bootz & Katz

Participating Restaurants:
Hudson Grille Brookhaven | JR Crickets Northlake Briarcliff Rd | Taco Mac | Wingstop | Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee | Smoke Ring | It’s Jam-Asian | Gilly’s Bar | Hudson FC International Sports Pub | HOBNOB | Wing Factory Chamblee | Alcohol Infused Wings | GooodNewz BBQ | Wings On Wheat Stone Mountain | Galla’s Pizza Chamblee/Brookhaven | The Wing Shack ATL

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.

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.