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

Event to feature Picnic Baskets curated by local chefs, as well as beer, wine, music and games

On May 6, 2018, some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will fill the picnic baskets for Wholesome Wave Georgia’s annual Picnic in the Park. Beer and wine, live music, dancing and lawn games will also be a part of the Sunday afternoon event, with the beautiful scenery of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park as the backdrop.

Sunday, May 6
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308


Guests will have the opportunity to bid on additional gourmet picnic baskets and win prizes provided by local chefs and restaurants. Tickets are $35 for a two-person picnic basket and $70 for a four-person basket. Beer and wine open bar tickets are an additional $5 each.

“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 Executive Director Sara Berney. “We’re excited to bring together farmers, program participants, farmers market staff, medical professionals, and community organizations, offering a unique opportunity for everyone to connect and develop new friendships.”


Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to fresh, wholesome and locally grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG strives to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. By increasing the affordability of healthy, locally grown foods, WWG makes healthy, nourishing choices accessible for Georgia’s food insecure population. WWG realizes our mission through two core programs: Georgia Fresh For Less and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. For more information, visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/18

Atlantic Station

May 5th and 6th

The ninth annual Atlanta BBQ Fest will be held on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th behind Atlantic Station. There will be lots of BBQ to try, lots of beer & bourbon to drink, and lots of fun to have!


There will be multiple sessions to take part in, as listed below. 


Hogs and Hops Session: Saturday, May 5 from 1pm-5pm (VIP at 12pm) – Hogs and Hops will offer all-inclusive tickets featuring 50+ beer and wine options and BBQ samples from some of Atlanta’s best BBQ restaurants. Food and beverages included. 


General Admission tickets: $45 advance, $50 after April 26, $60 day of event. 

VIP tickets will also include hour early entry at 12pm, exclusive area, and exclusive VIP BBQ: $65 advance, $75 after April 26, not available day of. 21+ only.

Saturday Night Session: Saturday, May 5 from 5pm-9pm This session will be all ages and include live music, time to chat with the Competition BBQ teams; BBQ and drinks will be available for purchase. General Admission tickets: $8 Advance, $12 after April 26, $15 day of. (Kids under 12 are free.)

Sunday Session: Sunday, May 6, from 12pm-6pm This session will be all ages and include live music. BBQ and drinks will be available for purchase. General Admission tickets: $8 Advance, $12 after April 26, $15 day of. (Kids under 12 are free.)

Taste of the Competition: Sunday, May 6 from 1pm-4pm  This ticket includes entry at 12pm and unlimited BBQ tastings from the Competition teams from 1pm-4pm. $20 Advance, $25 after April 26, $30 day of event.  

Bourbon Experience: Sunday, May 6 from 2pm-5pm  This ticket includes entry at 12pm and a Bourbon Experience with sampling of 40+ bourbon options from 2pm-5pm. $35 advance, $40 after April 26, $45 day of event. 

Sunday Combo Ticket: Includes entry, Bourbon Tasting and Taste of the Competition: $45 advance, $50 after April 26, $60 day of event. 

Information: http://atlbbqfest.com/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/18

John Howell Park

The South’s newest craft beer festival is coming to ATL on April 28th! Join us in the Virginia–Highlands from 1:00 to 6:00 pm to celebrate all the creative, unpredictable, hop heavy, and heady craft beers this side of the Mason-Dixie line.

With the South emerging as the next craft beer frontier, the Great Southern Beer Fest combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. The best of the best Southern breweries will be onsite pouring samples of their favorite craft brews.

Confirmed Breweries Include:
Monday Night Brewing | Red Hare Brewing Company | Reformation Brewery | Gate City Brewing Company | Jekyll Brewing | Urban Tree Cidery | Devils Backbone Brewing Company | Bold Rock Hard Cider | Dry County Brewing Company | Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Company | The Southern Brewing Company | Wicked Weed Brewing | Down Home Brewing Company | More breweries coming soon!

Tickets include: (1) Commemorative Full Size Mason Jar, 70+ craft beer tastings, and wristband access to the event. Tickets are $43 in advance and $55 at the door.

TICKETS: www.greatsouthernbeerfest.com/atlanta


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/18

Featuring Atlanta’s Favorite Cover Band Performing Favorites From Prince


Friday, April 27, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Yacht Rock Revue will once again give an electrifying performance of Prince’s Purple Rain album at the Promenade at the Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Presented by Park Tavern and benefiting the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the Green Market, the highly anticipated affair will also feature Yacht Rock Revue’s popular renditions of 70s classics that fans have come to know and love. Hungry partygoers can nosh on classic favorites such as burgers, tacos, salads, sandwiches and fresh sushi rolls in addition to enjoying frosty brews, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive selection of wine. Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music beginning at 8 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available starting at $20 and VIP tickets, which guarantees a seat, are available for $45. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.xorbia.com/e/yachtrock/PurpleRain2018 or www.parktavern.com. The event is rain or shine.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/18


30 Top Chefs from Around the Southeast Will Compete for Best Wing

Event Has Sold Out Every Year

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its third year on Sunday, August 5th. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from around 30 prominent Southeastern chefs, including chefs from Atlanta, Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Savannah. Each will serve their unique recipe in a competition for best wing. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide all chicken, 100% natural and raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. Angel Flight, a volunteer pilot organization located at Dekalb Peachtree airport and providing flight services to patients in need of medical-related care, will be a nonprofit beneficiary for this event and will host a silent auction on-site.


For the first time, the festival is moving from The Foundry at Puritan Mill to a larger space at The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW), a newly opened modern and industrial event venue in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The 19,000-square-foot space will house multiple activations, from cooking demonstrations to tastings and games. Guests will be able to enjoy wings and sides (plus beverages) from acclaimed chefs such as Matt Basford of Canoe and Jared Hall from One Flew South in Atlanta, Georgia, and Duane Nutter of The Southern National in Mobile, Alabama.


Starting in May, tickets will be available for purchase online and will grant access to all-you-can-eat tastes and drinks, including signature cocktails, beer and wine. There will be both General Admission and VIP tickets, with the first hour reserved for VIP First Taster attendees. VIP guests will also have access to the Southern Spirit Lounge throughout the event, offering refreshments and seating.


For more information, please visit: SouthernWingShowdown.com



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/27/18

Atlanta’s Favorite Celebration of Bacon Returns

Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the Old Fourth Ward

Proceeds Benefiting Dad’s Garage Theatre Company


Atlanta, Georgia – This important news bulletin is brought to you by the letter B. Bacon, beer, booths, burlesque, and other letter B-centric oddities and attractions will return to Dad’s Garage in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. BaconFest, the annual fundraiser for improv and comedy theatre Dad’s Garage, will happen on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1 – 6 p.m. This year’s festival will feature a literal ton of bacon, wacky carnival games, plenty of boozahol, a silent auction with awesome items, and tons of other surprises.


This year, there will be one ticket level, so everyone will be able to eat and drink as much as they want. We also have a strict “No Foodies, Just Gluttons” policy. Prepare to eat vats of classic bacon like your grandma makes—and, as always, BLTs! On top of Bacon there will be plenty of Booze. Imbibe upon gallons of beer, wine, or Mike’s Hard Lemonade. This event sells out every year, so be sure to buy your tickets early so you don’t miss out!


Founded in 1992, the kitschy festival has become a fixture in the Atlanta community by combining troughs upon troughs of cold beer and sizzlin’ bacon with hilarious carnival games manned by the best improvisers in the city. Expect unforgettable entertainment like a hobo wine tasting, naughty face painting, flip cup tournament, wheelchair obstacle course, and more.  Joining us for the first time this year will be Sharpie Battles, in which artists battle it out to see who can make the most awesome art in the shortest amount of time.


All proceeds benefit Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, a nonprofit theatre group that engages, cultivates and inspires artists and audiences alike by producing innovative, scripted and improvised works that are recognized locally, nationally and internationally for being undeniably awesome.

All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the gate.

Tickets start at $45.

For more info on BaconFest, go to: www.baconfestatl.com/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/18

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Saturday, April 14th

1 – 5 pm

The Atlanta Spring Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 1 – 5 pm at Historic Fourth Ward Park. They’ll have over 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. The wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are now on sale and all beverages are included in ticket price. Advanced tickets currently are $50. More info and tickets can be found here:  http://atlantawinefestivals.com 




Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/18

Party Will Be Open to the Public at UrbanTree’s Westside Tasting Room with Raffles, Food Trucks, and the Uncorking of a New Rosé Cider!


UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, will celebrate their two-year anniversary with a party open to the public at their Westside tasting room (1465 Howell Mill Rd NW) on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th from 12:30-6:30pm.


During the celebration, UrbanTree will release their new rosé cider, crafted with a balance of hand-picked Georgia Estate Apples, rose botanicals, and gentle carbonation. The pink, sparkling cider features delicate floral notes and a refreshing, dry finish. It will be available at bars, restaurants, and shops around Georgia following the anniversary celebration.


Party attendees will also have the opportunity to enter their ideas for a new flavor and name of cider; the winning entry will be put into production, and the creator will be invited to host their own tasting event at the cidery for 10 of their friends once the flavor is on tap.


Bites will be available for purchase from Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck on Saturday and Let’s Taco Bout It food truck on Sunday. A cocktail class will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm featuring Ghost Coast Distillery spirits (tickets cost $60 and are available for purchase here or by calling the tasting room at 404-855-5546), and cornhole, giant Jenga and other games will be available for friendly matches throughout the weekend.


Raffle drawings will also be held each hour, with prizes including bottles of cider, UrbanTree swag, tickets to an upcoming cider cocktail class and more. The grand prize of two Atlanta United FC tickets for the April 7th game will be raffled at 6pm each day.



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/12/18

Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th

12 pm and 3 pm Each Day


The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is BACK for 2018 and cheesier than ever! We’re taking two days to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure. Try a couple, or try them all and cast your vote for your favorite to be crowned Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

Saturday is 6/16 and is 21 and up only event, but Sunday, 6/17 is all ages welcome and kids 12 and under are free with a ticked adult. In addition to a full day of delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets include admission to the festival and three quarter-sandwich grilled cheese samples. Additional samples will be available for purchase directly from participating restaurants for approximately $2-$3 each. Tickets are $30 and broken into 2-hour sessions by date.

Early Session attendees should plan to arrive at the festival between 12:00pm – 2:00pm. If you purchase a ticket in the early session, you will NOT have to leave the event at 3:00pm, you’ll just need to arrive before then.

Afternoon Session attendees should plan to arrive at the festival between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

More info and tickts: https://www.xorbia.com/events/assc/atlanta-grilled-cheese-festival/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/11/18

Win 2 Tickets to Punch Bowl Social Atlanta’s Ticketed Grand Opening Party!

Saturday, March 24th from 7 to 9 pm

Punch your ticket to a much anticipated exclusive grand opening event from 7 to 9 pm on Saturday, March 24th for you and 700 of your new BFFs. See what we did there with “Punch?” Anyway, Punch Bowl Social at the Battery wants you to come out for their ticketed grand opening party that include two full-hours of exclusive diner-inspired food, craft beverages, access to all of our rad activities, and live music by New Junk City! More details than you’ll ever need: here!

How do you enter? Check out our Facebook and Twitter posts to enter. Like our page, like Punch Bowl Social’s page, and then tag a friend you’d like to take with you! You’re entered to win 2 tickets to the event! We will pick a winner on Tuesday 3/20 around 9 pm.

Just want to go? Check out our original post with more information and tickets here.