PARTY IN THE KITCHEN 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/6/22

Enjoy an evening of live music, cocktails, fine foods and auctions to benefit Open Hand Atlanta

Party in the Kitchen is heating up with its 19th annual event at The Stave Room benefitting Open Hand Atlanta on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 – 10 p.m. Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Tom Abrams and Sandra Baldwin, are eager to welcome guests to the premier culinary occasion featuring 20 of Atlanta’s top chefs. Atlanta’s own DJ Yvonne Monet will take center stage and create a night to remember, full of entertainment, flavorful food, master mixology, and live and silent auctions.

Refined culinary creations will be crafted by famous local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun, Gerry Klaskala, Chris Hall, Peter Kaiser and others. In addition to sampling delightful food and cocktails, event attendees can bid on an array of luxury items including exclusive travel, entertainment, and fine dining packages.

Open Hand will host a Patron Party before the main event for VIP guests in the American Spirit Works Courtyard beginning at 5:30 p.m. Patron ticket prices start at $750 and include access to the main event. Guests will have the chance to preview live and silent auction items, as well as the opportunity to interact with Atlanta’s celebrity chefs.

“We’re incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to come together once again for our annual Party in the Kitchen event, which helps support the work we do at Open Hand every day. In the hands of our wonderful co-chairs, this signature event has flourished and is a cornerstone of our fundraising activities throughout the year,” said Open Hand Executive Director Matthew Pieper. “The money we raise at the event goes directly to providing healthy meals and nutrition programming free of charge to the home-bound and medically fragile in our community who otherwise might not know where their next meal is coming from, and we greatly appreciate the generosity of those who attend this wonderful and fun event.”

As a result of this culinary affair, Open Hand raises much needed funds for its programs and services that provide accessible, nutritious, home-delivered meals to thousands of seniors, children and families and neighbors who are at risk for or have a disability or illness in metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

To attend Party in the Kitchen, guests can purchase tickets for $300. Attendees are invited to wear casually elegant attire. For information on sponsorship packages or to purchase tickets, visit PartyintheKitchen.org.

COBB FOODIE WEEK 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/5/22

September 10 – September 17

Taste the best of what Cobb County has to offer during Cobb Foodie Week! This week-long culinary celebration hosted by Cobb Travel & Tourism highlights the endless dining options available in Atlanta’s Sweet Spot to both visitors and residents. 

From September 10 to September 17, food enthusiasts can redeem exclusive digital coupons to enjoy meal deals from more than 40 restaurants around Cobb County. From discounts and giveaways to coupons and prix fixe menu options, Cobb Foodie Week is the best time for residents and visitors to eat their way around the county, while saving money and supporting local restaurants.

Participation is 100% free to restaurants, and there is no app to download or password to remember, just discounts to be unlocked! Visit cobbfoodieweek.com for more information.

Various restaurants in Cobb County, including:

  • 1885 Grill – Acworth
  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Marietta
  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Smyrna
  • Big Shanty Smokehouse
  • Broken Anchor Winery
  • Camp’s Kitchen & Bar
  • C. Ellet’s Steakhouse
  • Catfish Hox
  • Cinco Mexican Cantina
  • Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
  • Four Fat Cows
  • Forno Vero
  • FruiTea Bubbles Café
  • Honeysuckle Biscuits & Bakery
  • J. Christopher’s Smyrna
  • J. Christopher’s Roswell Rd. Marietta
  • Marietta Perks
  • Marietta Pizza Co.
  • McCray’s Tavern East Cobb
  • McCray’s Tavern Smyrna
  • MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
  • Old Vinings Inn
  • Naija Cuisines, African Restaurant & Bar
  • Papa Roy’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Pie Bar
  • Red Top Brewhouse
  • Rooted Trading Co.
  • Seed Kitchen & Bar
  • Silla Del Toro
  • SGC Chicken & Seafood
  • Southern Baked Pie Company
  • Stockyard Burgers & Bones Marietta & Vinings
  • Taqueria Tsunami East Cobb
  • Taqueria Tsunami Marietta Square
  • The Melting Pot Kennesaw
  • The Poke Company
  • The Third Door
  • Tin Lizzy’s Cantina East Cobb
  • Twisted Kitchen Smyrna
  • US Café
  • VeGreen Burger
  • Williamson Brothers BBQ Marietta

New restaurants are added every day to cobbfoodieweek.com as they submit their meal deals. 

TEQUILA TASTING TIME AT TWO URBAN LICKS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/28/22

Featuring Tequila Ocho, Banhez Mezcal, Featured Cocktail, Food Pairings and More
Tuesday, August 30th at 6 p.m.


It’s tequila time at TWO urban licks on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Featuring Blanco and Reposado from Tequila Ocho and Banhez Mezcal‘s Ensamble and Joven Espadin, tequila enthusiasts are invited to gather and embark on a unique tequila-tasting journey while enjoying city views on TWO’s expansive, dog-friendly patio. Beginning at 6 p.m., imbibers are invited to explore four new tequilas along with three dishes and a specialty cocktail, the Mojitorita. Food pairings created by award-winning Executive Chef Jay Swift include Brisket Empanadas, Salmon Chips, and Pimento Chicharrons. For ages 21 and up, tickets to the tequila tasting at TWO urban licks are $50 per person. To make a reservation or for more information, visit  twourbanlicks.com or call 404.522.4622. TWO urban licks is located on the Atlanta BeltLine at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306.

ALL SPARKLING WINE TASTING AT SOUTHERN BELLE

Southern Belle‘s “Travel In A Glass” series returns on August 24 with a line-up that is all sparkles, literally and figuratively.

Come see Cate Hatch in an otherwise closed-to-the-public Southern Belle from 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday, August 24th to taste some of her favorite bubbly wines: White, Rose, and Red!

As always, we will be sampling and discussing six wines, while Chef Joey Ward and the team provide small bites to pair. Exclusive 12-bottle case discounts will be available to attendees.

Tickets are limited to keep things intimate, so book your seats today! ($82/per ticket, including service).

TICKETS: https://resy.com/cities/atl/venues/southern-belle/events/travel-in-a-glass-all-sparkling-2022-08-24?date=2022-08-16&seats=2

BULLY BOY CELEBRATES NATIONAL OYSTER DAY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/29/22

Friday, August 5th

National Oyster Day is on Friday, August 5th and oyster lovers are invited to enjoy a shucking good time at Bully Boy. In addition to menu favorites, Boss Gibson oysters and Devil’s Bandit oysters, Chef Dung will be serving three special offerings in honor the occasion. For $15, guests can also explore the Chef’s Oyster Plate featuring three oysters, each with its own topping including Hokkaido Bafun uni, ikura, and caviar. Bully Boy’s full dinner menu and its expansive list of sake, wine, beer and signature cocktails will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, visit, www.bullyboyatl.com, or call 678-904-5607. Located just off the Atlanta BeltLine at 828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, Bully Boy is open for dinner at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

THE WOODALL UNCORKS TRIONE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER ON MAY 25

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Westside Eatery Collaborates with Sonoma Winery for a

Wine-and-Dine Experience to Remember                   

Executive chef John Metz invites guests to the Woodall for an exceptional wine dinner experience with Trione Vineyards & Winery on Wednesday, May 25. Metz and chef de cuisine Karl Gorline will take guests on a culinary cultural journey with a five-course menu paired with wines from Sonoma’s Trione Vineyards & Winery.

Family-owned and operated Trione Vineyards & Winery is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Three generations of the Trione family have owned and cultivated nearly 600 acres of vineyards in three prime appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma Coast.

The cost of the dinner with pairings is $125 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations can be made by emailing thewoodallatl@metzcorp.com.

MENU:                         

Amuse-bouche

Crab tartlet garnished with yuzu, apple, and radish

First Course

Trout belly ceviche garnished with honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and fennel

2021 Trione Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

Roasted chicken chawanmushi served “hiyashi” style with consommé,

red shrimp, mushrooms, and edamame

Trione 2018 Chardonnay

Third Course

Kurobuta pork short rib with a spicy and smoky black mole sauce,

corn panisse, and chickpea and corn relish

Trione 2017 Pinot Noir

Fourth Course

Prime strip steak with pommes paolo and a classic French bordelaise sauce

Trione 2016 Henry’s Blend

Fifth Course

Whipped kabocha squash custard with yogurt sorbet, a crispy pavlova, and sumac

Trione 2015 Syrah

MILTON’S GARDEN DINNER SERIES INTRODUCES: FOR THE LOVE OF VEGETABLES JUNE 12

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Treasured Crabapple Eatery Announces a Special Vegetarian Edition

of the Beloved Garden Dinner Series

Executive chef Derek Dollar is hosting a one-of-a-kind vegetarian dining experience at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. For the Love of Vegetables is a special edition of Milton’s beloved garden dinner series that will ensue on June 12. Guests are invited to experience vibrant, fresh flavors paired with biodynamic wines to create an unforgettable evening.

Dinner begins with a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres and libations in Milton’s Acre, where attendees receive an exclusive tour of the garden. Guests then retire to an outdoor, beautiful four-course dinner with vegetables front and center, accompanied by natural, sustainable wines.

Tickets are $140 per person (including wine, tax, and gratuity) and can be purchased online in advance. Tickets cannot be refunded within 48 hours of the event and are not transferrable for other dates. The garden dinners are rain or shine events.

ROOFTOP L.O.A. OFFSETS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT WITH SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES & GREEN TECHNOLOGY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

Solar Hybrid System Supplements Over 15 Percent of Energy for the Restaurant, Pool + Grove and Smart Windows Increase Efficiency by up to 20 Percent

 Rooftop L.O.A., the soon-to-open, world-class resort-style Restaurant, Pool, and Grove atop The Interlock in West Midtown, is equipped with state-of-the-art green technology designed to increase efficiency for the entire rooftop. Situated nine stories above Atlanta lies a 38,000-square-foot rooftop featuring a 118-kW solar hybrid system, which heats the 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool and provides electricity throughout the rooftop, plus self-tinting windows and doors that change intelligently throughout the day based on real-time conditions and increasing efficiency.

The solar hybrid system, which consists of 77 interconnected panels spread out across two roofs and represents a $550,000 investment for Slater Hospitality, is unique for hospitality and culinary concepts. While solar panels are becoming more typical for commercial buildings and offices, carbon offsets via solar panels are quite uncommon for restaurants and resorts. Rooftop L.O.A.’s innovative solar hybrid system supports electricity and hot water for the entire rooftop, which includes the 8,000-square-foot full-service Restaurant and three bars throughout. Their sustainable efforts designated Rooftop L.O.A. as a Green Energy Project by the Small Business Administration.

Another element of the rooftop’s sustainability is View Smart Windows. Not only do the windows increase energy efficiency by up to 20 percent and reduce cooling cost by up to 30 percent, but they also increase access to natural light and unobstructed, 360° views of Atlanta’s skyline. By eliminating the need for blinds and shades, and minimizing heat and glare, the Rooftop L.O.A. guest experience is comfortable and sophisticated. Complete with car charging stations in the parking garage, the entire Interlock property is tech-forward.

“As we began concepting for Rooftop L.O.A., it was important to us to consider our environmental impact and we had the opportunity to take an innovative approach in creating this space from scratch,” said Slater Hospitality CFO, Brett Hull-Ryde. “We wanted to be efficient and sustainable, all while remaining aligned to our ‘people-first’ value, which is at the center of everything we do at Slater Hospitality.”

Rooftop L.O.A. is also minimizing single-use plastic with pasta straws and Vero Water for premium filtered water without the plastic bottle and the waste. Furthermore, L.O.A. staff uniforms supplied by Alex Crane are made with 100% sustainably sourced linen, which is a renewable and natural material.

ENZO PRESENTS APERICENA AT THE GENERAL STORE AT SERENBE ON APRIL 24

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Latest Pop-Up Features Tapas-Style Menu with Wine Pairings

Sunday, April 24 3-7pm

Explore Enzo’s Northern Italian flavors at an Apericena pop-up at The General Store at Serenbe on Sunday, April 24. Apericena is an informal meal serving tapas-style food, and Enzo’s menu features a three-course menu paired with three wines.

The menu boasts a first course of oysters and bubbles followed by tuna tartare, hamachi crudu, beet caponata, and bruschetta paired with a robust white wine. The third course rounds out the meal with wood-grilled spiedini misti made with beef, sausage and seafood served with sauces and vegetables and paired with a light red wine.

Enzo’s Apericena runs 3-7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased online through Eventbrite.

Before Enzo—a new Northern Italy-inspired, chef-driven steakhouse and bar concept from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce—opens in the summer in the Town at Trilith, guests are experiencing the restaurant through catering and private events, pop-ups and special events, and grab-and-go and take-home dishes available through select retail partners. View catering options and Enzo At Home menus on Enzo’s website and follow Enzo on Facebook and Instagram or visit the website for happenings in the community.

SOUTHERN BELLE EXPLORES THE TRAILBLAZING WINE OF THE OREGON TRAIL ON APRIL 27

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

Grab a Glass and Head West as the Sommelier Team

Uncorks the Innovative Wine of Oregon

Wednesday, April 27 6:30-7:30pm

Southern Belle invites pioneers and pinot lovers alike to explore the wild West as it takes a deep dive into a variety of Oregon wines during the newest installation of its popular Travel in a Glass wine tasting event on Wednesday, April 27.

Guests will join Southern Belle and Georgia Boy’s sommelier team of Cate Hatch, Jordan Traylor, and Fred Torvik as they lead the trailblazing wine-tasting experience. Oregon has long been famous for its stunning pinot noirs, but there is much more to the story. Variety is the spice of the state these days, and guests will be shown a whole new world of innovation in winemaking.

Chef Joey Ward and his team will provide a variety of small bites to accompany the tasting, and attendees will have access to mixed-case discounts on all six featured wines. The cost to attend is $65 per person, and seats can be reserved online. Please note that Southern Belle is normally closed on Wednesdays, and no other food will be available for purchase.

Save the date for the next Travel in a Glass tasting on May 25, 2022.