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.

ATLANTA UNITED TAILGATE PARTY MAY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/3/19

Marietta Street across from Hudson Grill, Next to Park Bar

Sunday, May 12th 11 am

Join Atlanta Sport and Social Club and 680 The Fan Atlanta’s Sports Station on Sunday, May 12th as we gear up for Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City SC!

Our pregame tailgate party is the BEST way to get you game ready. Tickets include complimentary Margaritas from Lunazul Tequila, beer from Modelo Especial, and live music from All That. Plus we’ve got all your favorite tailgate games, along with a few special surprise giveaways throughout the afternoon.

The Atlanta Sport and Social Club tailgate is a 21+ event. RSVP required for entry. RSVP HERE!

1ST ANNUAL ROSWELL MIMOSA FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/19

Saturday, May 18th 1 to 5 pm

Bulloch Hall & Mimosa Hall

The 1st annual Roswell Mimosa Fest will be held on Saturday, May 18th from 1 to 5pm. We will have plenty of mimosas, various flavors of OJ for different mimosa options, Bloody Mary’s, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer and wine. There will be live music, an air conditioned DJ tent, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. Tickets are now on sale for $45; they increase to $50 after May 9th and $60 at the gate. Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website:  https://www.atlantawinefestivals.com/roswell-mimosa/

GATE CITY BREWING RELEASES LIMITED EDITION KAGE KULT LAGER THIS SATURDAY

Posted by Liz and Attaway, 4/23/19

Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

ATLANTA: Join Gate City co-founders Brian Borngesser and Pat Rains along with Rock 100.5 and host of the Kage Kult Show, Jesse Kage in celebration of the release of the Limited Edition Kage Kult Lager at Gate City Brewing Company in Roswell, Georgia on Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The kick-off event will host live music from the Tyler Goforth band, special celebrity guests including, WWE Superstar Luke Gallows and international recording artist and guitarist for Fozzy and Stuck Mojo, Rich Ward. Attendees can meet the man himself, Jesse Kage and his Rock 100.5 family.

The first 100 guests will get a limited edition Kage Kult X Gate City t-shirt and Kage Kult/John Foy & Associates koozies will be handed out. 100% of raffle ticket proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Georgia. The Carne 250 Food Truck and Wild Slice Pizza will also be onsite.

Jesse Kage shares, “I am excited and humbled to have been able to brew Kage Kult Lager with one of the premier breweries in Georgia, right in my hometown of Roswell. The entire crew at Gate City Brewing Company have become my Kage Kult family and I can’t thank them enough for hosting this tremendous event with me and Rock 100.5.”

In 2012 the vision for Roswell’s first craft brewery evolved into a business plan, and in 2015 the doors opened at Gate City Brewing Company joining Roswell’s quickly growing culinary and art scene.

“Gate City Brewing Company is thrilled to be teaming up with our good friend Jesse Kage, creator of the Kage Kult show to craft a traditional lager that kicks ass and does the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Georgia good. Our goal is to raise and donate $2,000!” said Co-founder Pat Rains recent winner of the 2019 Roswell Magazine Top 10 Under 40 award.

FARMYARD CHOWDOWN FESTIVAL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/19

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Sunday, April 28th at 6 pm

Festival or feastival? You decide while you’re savoring the fabulous food at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ annual Farmyard Chowdown Festival on Sunday, April 28. Chef Derek Dollar is kicking the day up a solid notch or two with oysters, mussels, pickle fried chicken, BBQ and a low country seafood boil with crawfish, crab legs, shrimp and more. The team has added a generous dollop of family-friendly activities, such as cornhole, life-size Jenga and a photo booth to capture tasteful memories. There’s also live music and a caricature artist eager to send you home with a souvenir sure to keep you smiling.

As if the team hadn’t already raised the bar on service and sumptuousness, Raising the Bar will be on hand to offer local beer, seasonal cocktails and wine from Hitch Atlanta, its vintage Airstream mobile service bar.

Tickets for Farmyard Chowdown Festival are $40 per person; $20 for children 12 and under. Price does not include a small service fee, tax or drinks. Tickets are available for purchase online.

7TH ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK ALLEY KICKS-OFF MAY 9TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/14/19

Thursday, May 9th and every Thursday through October 10th (exception is July 4th)

Downtown Alpharetta, GA on Roswell St.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/foodtruckalley/

The 7th Annual Food Truck Alley returns to Downtown Alpharetta on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and continues every Thursday through October 10, 2019 with the exception of July 4, 2019. The event will feature five savory food trucks and two dessert options each week. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm with a live musical act taking the stage each week from 6pm-8pm. This is a family friendly event, with limited street seating available as well as picnic mats to borrow. It is recommended attendees bring a blanket or a chair, and leave pets at home for these events.

The new concept for the 7th season, Local Connection, will add several new features to this year’s event. Local’s Corner will feature two of Alpharetta’s signature restaurants at the event alongside the food trucks. Downtown Connection offers fans a different promotion weekly inside participating local businesses such as, Make Your Own Margaritas at Ceviche, The Art of Smoking Drinks presented by Mercantile Social, and BEER 101 classes at Truck & Tap. Other pop-up activities will take place throughout the season at All Fired Up, Exquisite Living, Fermented, Flatlands Bourbon & Bayou, The Pink Valise Boutique, and more!

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley will also highlight a different non-profit organization each week and host a social project that invites attendees to engage with their neighbors. Examples include a collaborative sticker mural with the Fulton County Library, a puppy photo booth with Canine Assistants, and a seed planting activity with the Alpharetta Community Agriculture Program.

4TH ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/19

Sunday, May 5th 1 pm

Adair Park I

Event to feature picnic baskets curated by local chefs as well as live music and family-friendly activities

On May 5th, some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will fill the picnic baskets for Wholesome Wave Georgia’s (WWG) 4th annual Picnic in the Park. Guests will receive a blanket and a picnic basket with a chef-crafted lunch from top local restaurants like One Flew South, Chicken+Beer, Little Tart Bakeshop, and more. Guests will also enjoy adult drinks, live music, farm booths, t-shirt tie-dying, lawn games, and more against the beautiful backdrop of Atlanta’s Adair Park I.

Tickets are $40 for a two-person picnic basket and $75 for a four-person basket. Adult drinks will be available for purchase in advance at $5 per drink. All proceeds will benefit the 10th anniversary of Wholesome Wave Georgia.

“The vision behind Picnic in the Park is to bring together a diverse group of community members to celebrate the work happening across our state to create access to healthy, local food for all,” says President and CEO Denise Blake. “We’re excited to bring together farmers, farmers market staff, and community organizations, offering a unique opportunity for everyone to connect and develop new friendships.”