PEACHFEST 2019 RETURNS THIS SUNDAY IN A NEW LOCATION!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/19

PEACHFEST RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IN NEW LOCATION AT PEACHTREE CENTER

Last year’s sold-out event generated more than $37K for small farmers and a peach full of bellies to celebrate responsible agriculture

Sunday, July 21st: 3 pm to 7 pm 

Website: https://www.peachfest.org/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-secret-peach-society-pop-up-dinner-series-at-tickets-58809813736

Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

“We’re thrilled to bring PeachFest to Peachtree Center this year,” said Leslie Bland, Director of Marketing at Peachtree Center. “Having such a vibrant event full of local energy at the newly renovated Peachtree Center gives us a chance to further connect with the Downtown Atlanta community and show off our fresh new look.”

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America,the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

The beneficiary of the event, Piggy Bank , an organization that aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank operates as a project of the Multiplier which is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

2019 ATLANTA SUMMER WINE FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/14/19

City Winery Atlanta

Saturday, August 10th

The Atlanta Summer Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, August 10th at City Winery with two sessions to choose from: 12-4pm and 6-10pm. We will have over 50 wines as well as a selection of local beer to choose from. There will be live music upstairs, DJ Q-Tip downstairs, and food will be available for purchase from City Winery. The wine list will be added to the website in the weeks prior to the event. Tickets are now on sale for $45 and will increase to $50 after August 1st and $60 at the door. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantawinefestivals.com/summer

2ND ANNUAL TACOS AND TEQUILA NIGHT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/14/19

BISTRO OFF BROAD HOSTS ITS 2ND ANNUAL TACOS & TEQUILA NIGHT

Featuring A Taco Bar With All The Fixings, Churros, Specialty Cocktails, Tequila Flights and Much More!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Beginning at 5 p.m.

Taco and tequila lovers alike are invited to the second annual Tacos and Tequila Night at Bistro Off Broad, a chef-inspired dining destination in historic downtown Winder, Georgia, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Serving fresh, local, and affordable food, hungry guests are invited to nosh on Executive Chef Alex Friedman’s family style menu that will feature homemade tortilla chips served with pico de gallo and charred tomatillo salsa; a taco bar with all of the fixings including shrimp, chili lime chicken, carne asada, barbacao, roasted cauliflower, Cotija cheese, chili lime cream sauce, pico de gallo, onions, cilantro, cheese sauce and charred tomatillo salsa; Mexican street corn; rice; charro beans; and for dessert, churros served with a decadent chocolate sauce. Imbibers can also sip their way through the night with $8 Bistro Margaritas, $8 Margatinis, specialty tequila flights featuring Patron Silver, Anejo and Reposado served with house made sangrita for $8, Patrol Silver or Mezcal Delirio de Oaxaco Reposado served with house made sangrtita for $8 and select draft beers for $5. Tickets are available for $30 per person and reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation, call  678.963.5517  or e-mail  bistrobroad@outlook.com. For more information, visit  www.bistrooffbroad.com.

HOBNOB BROOKHAVEN CELEBRATES TWO YEARS WITH A PIG ROAST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/2/19

Saturday, July 13th 

5 pm to 11 pm

Indulge in a Sides Buffet, Beer Bust, Live Music and Giveaways at Town Brookhaven’s Neighborhood Tavern

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern’s Brookhaven location is celebrating its anniversary with a pig roast on Saturday, July 13. Join in and spend the evening sampling mac and cheese, collard greens and more from a deluxe sides bar and indulging in a beer bust of all-you-care-to-drink beer from 5-8 p.m. Live music, patio bar, free swag and more than $2,000 worth of prizes add to the excitement.

Tickets are $29 per person and are available for purchase online (limited availability). Ticket price includes:

•             8 oz. pork
•             Sides buffet: mac and cheese, collard greens, buns and more
•             Beer bust: all-you-care-to-drink beer from 5-8 p.m.
•             One HOBNOB-branded glass
•             One HOBNOB-branded koozie
•             Two raffle tickets

CITY WINERY UNPLUGGED AND UNCORKED ATLANTA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/11/19

City Winery Atlanta

Tuesday, June 25th 7 pm

Calling all wine & music lovers for a perfect pairing night!

Join City Winery for a very unique concert featuring the soulful music of winemaker Fred Scherrer and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, and intimate connections they make between wine and music. You’ll enjoy an intimate, soulful performance of their original tunes and covers for some of your favorite bands, and a tasting of six wines, some that Fred produced at Scherrer Winery and some that Michael represents as a director of global key accounts at Jackson Family Wines. A unique night that ties wine & music so close you won’t take one without another anymore.

What to expect:

  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Wine tasting lead by industry experts
  • 8:30 pm – Intimate and engaging acoustic performance by two legends of the wine industry;
  • Full Loft menu will be available a la carte
  • Wine tasting will include wines from the following wineries:
    •  Aroowood
    •  Cambria
    •  Carmel Road
    •  Matanzas Creek
    • Scherrer Wines

Wine tasting is included in the price of the ticket. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

THREE’S THE CHARM: 5CHURCH ATLANTA CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 20

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/19

Midtown Hotspot Pulls out the Stops with Special Prix Fixe Menu and Rooftop Party

Thursday, June 20th

Ayman Kamel believes birthdays are meant to be celebrated in style. That’s why the owner of 5Church Atlanta and his team are raising the roof to celebrate the popular Midtown restaurant’s third anniversary on Thursday, June 20. Guests can get the party started with a sumptuous four-course prix fixe menu in the dining room and then continue the festivities with a high-energy party on the restaurant’s rooftop patio.

“We are incredibly thankful to Atlanta for the opportunity to serve them and be a part of this vibrant Midtown neighborhood over the last three years,” says Kamal. “We look forward to continuing as an active partner of the community and delivering enticing new menus and exciting events for our guests in the years to come.”

5Church kicks off the evening with a fabulous four-course prix fixe dinner in the dining room where hearty appetites will get a glimpse of the restaurant’s fun, new summer menu. Served from 5-10 p.m., the menu features diver scallops with ramps, risotto, vanilla carrots and leeks or pork tenderloin with cabbage, turnips and apple.  Event sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark will keep the drinks flowing. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy welcome cocktails including an Egress cocktail of Ketel One vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, strawberries and basil or Holy Water with Maker’s Mark, sweet tea, lemon juice, blackberries, mint and blue agave, and a Champagne tower. The cost is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes dinner, welcome cocktails and entertainment from an aerial bartender in a martini glass pouring drinks above the dining room. While walk-in guests are welcome, reservations are strongly encouraged via 5churchatlanta.com. 5Church’s a la carte menu will not be served this evening.

The celebration continues on one of Atlanta’s best rooftops overlooking bustling Peachtree Street in Midtown. The 6 p.m.-midnight festivities boast house music from 6-8 p.m., cocktail specials from upstairs bar sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark and a photo booth to capture the evening. DJ Kinetic spins the hits starting at 8 p.m., and guests looking to finish out the evening with a good cigar can visit the cigar rolling station.

HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN’S INAUGURAL OYSTER ROAST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/24/19

Enjoy a Night of Oysters, Tunes and Brews
Saturday, June 8th 5 to 11 pm
Perimeter Location

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is hosting an inaugural oyster roast at its newest Perimeter location on Saturday, June 8 from 5-11 p.m. Hungry-yet-lively guests will be able to indulge in live music, free swag, patio bar, tons of beer and $2,000 in raffle prizes will be up for grabs. Tickets are available online (limited availability).

BASIC ($29 pp) – 12 oysters, two beers, one HOBNOB glass, one HOBNOB koozie and two raffle tickets
VIP SINGLE ($59 pp) – 12 oysters with hollandaise caviar, one lobster tail, half bottle of Champagne, one HOBNOB glass, one HOBNOB koozie and two 2 raffle tickets
VIP FOR TWO ($99) – 24 oysters with hollandaise caviar, two lobster tails, full bottle of Champagne, two HOBNOB glasses, two HOBNOB koozies, four raffle tickets

10TH ANNUAL ATLANTA SUMMER BEER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/19

Saturday, June 15th 4 to 8 pm

Historic Fourth Ward Park

The 10th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 4-8pm. Over 150 beers as well as a selection of wine and cider will be available. This year, New Realm Brewing has made a special 10-year anniversary beer called Summer X which will be featured at the festival. Also available to sample: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Blue Chair Rum, The Long Drink and Belle Isle Craft Spirits. There will be live music, an air conditioned tent with DJ Q-Tip, and food will be available for purchase. Also joining in on the Beer Fest fun is the Atlanta Falcons who will provide games, giveaways and an appearance from the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders! The beer list will be added to the website closer to the event.


Tickets are now on sale: $40 in advance, $45 after June 6th and $55 the day of the event. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantasummerbeerfest.com

ATLAS’ EYRIE VINEYARD WINEMAKER DINNER SET FOR MAY 23RD

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/6/19

Four Delectable Courses Perfectly Matched With Pairings From the Renowned Oregon Winery

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sipping into the spring season, Atlas, located in the heart of Buckhead in the St. Regis Atlanta, is hosting the next edition of its popular Winemaker Dinner Series on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the wine-infused evening will dive into the rich history of Eyrie Vineyard, the first winery in Willamette Valley in Oregon to plant both Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.  The evening will kick off with a welcome reception followed by a four-course pairing dinner created by Executive Chef Christopher Grossman.  While surrounded by Atlas’ acclaimed art collection of 20th century works, Assistant Winemaker Amy McCandlish Esper of Eyrie Vineyard will guide guests’ palates on a sophisticated wine tour featuring Eyrie Pinot Gris, Eyrie Rosé of Pinot Noir, Eyrie Pinot Noir “Outcrop” 2014, Eyrie Pinot Noir 2015 and Eyrie Pinot Noir 1985.  The Eyrie Vineyard Wine Dinner is $195 per person excluding tax and gratuity. For more information or to make a reservation, call 404.600.6471, email atlas@atlasrestaurant.com, or visit atlasrestaurant.com

SECOND SELF BEER CO AND CITY WINERY COLLABORATE FOR DUAL BOTTLE REALEASE 2019

Posted by Liz and John, 5/6/19

SECOND SELF BEER COMPANY COLLABORATE WITH CITY WINERY ATLANTA TO RELEASE TWO NEW BARREL FERMENTED BEERS:
OATHBREAKER & WE ALL MUST DIE

Oathbreaker is a Dark Farmhouse Ale Fermented in City Winery Petite Sirah Barrels
We All Must Die is a Hoppy Farmhouse Ale co-Fermented with Viognier Must

Second Self Beer Company, the craft brewery based in Atlanta, Georgia, will release a limited dual bottle collaboration with City Winery: Oathbreaker, a dark farmhouse ale, and We All Must Die, a hoppy farmhouse ale, during the Game of Thrones finale weekend in May. Both offerings – Oathbreaker at $15 per bottle, We All Must Die at $18 per bottle – will be sold at Second Self while supplies last. Although available separately, Second Self recommends purchasing these varieties together to experience the full breadth contrast of fermenting with wine barrels versus incorporating must.

Beginning on Saturday, May 18, Second Self will officially debut Oathbreaker and We All Must Die at its Westside tasting room, and on Sunday, May 19, both beers will also be sold at a Game of Thrones series finale party hosted at the brewery. In addition to tasting the beer, guests to the party will have the opportunity to interact with medieval characters and enjoy gothic-inspired fare from Illegal Food.

Oathbreaker (8.3% ABV) 200 bottles – is a dark farmhouse ale that is 100%  fermented in City Winery Petite Sirah barrels with Second Self’s Sadboy culture (a blend of Brettanomyces Lambicus and Belgian Saison yeast). Marked by rich notes of chocolate and black cherry, a mild roast, and medium body, this dark farmhouse ale is very complex and opens up even more as it warms. It is bottle conditioned with white wine yeast, resulting in higher carbonation and finer texture.

We All Must Die (7.0% ABV) 80 bottles – is a hoppy farmhouse ale fermented in stainless then blended with a ¼ pound of Viognier must per gallon from City Winery, in a neutral oak barrel. From there, the beer was finished with Brettanomyces bruxellensis along with the native yeast from the must. When you first decork this beer, you get the full spectrum of Brett’s springtime aroma and flavor with notes of hay and fully ripened fruit. This is complemented with the citrus notes of the hops while the acidity of the vigonier must provides a nice brightness to the beer, as well as a very dry finish. It is bottle conditioned with white wine yeast, resulting in higher carbonation and finer texture.