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

A Bespoke Culinary Experience Featuring the Artistry and Passion of Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet in Collaboration With the Chefs of Atlas
January 3rd – 5th and the 9th – 11th  
Known for its unparalleled experiences, Atlas, one of the Southeast’s premiere dining destinations located in the St. Regis Atlanta is starting off the new year with an exclusive Guest Chef Dinner Event. Renowned Michelin 3-Star Executive Chef Jean-Phillipe Blondet of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London will join forces with the chefs of Atlas to create an unforgettable culinary journey offered over six evenings.
Epicures are invited to celebrate the new year during an exclusive evening boasting a dynamic culinary crossover on January 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th.  Guests will enjoy an innovative tasting menu, showcasing Chef Jean-Phillipe Blondet and the chefs of Atlas unique talents and passions.  A fine wine pairing enhancement, as well as the option to experience Chef Jean-Phillipe Blondet’s culinary genius will be available in a la carte format.
A unique and intimate experience that is not to be missed, this event will take place in the elegant Atlas dining room. Limited seating is available. To book your experience, visit or call (404) 600-6471.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/25/19

Top Culinary Talent, Live Music and Artisan Vendors Return for Night Market’s Outdoor Holiday Edition

The Home Depot Back Yard

Thursday, December 5th 6pm

Next month at December’s Night Market, The Home Depot Backyard will be taken over by the smells, sounds and bright colors of a globally inspired market, featuring Atlanta’s top culinary talent, live music, and a colorful array of artisan vendors to kick off the holiday season. Crackling fire pits will invite guests to cozy up where they can enjoy the evening under the stars sipping cocktails and shopping the curated market for the perfect gift. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the market offers visitors the chance to experience all the international feel and fun without the trouble of fitting their gifts and treats in their suitcase.

“On the heels of our most successful market to date, Night Market is delighted to welcome even more of Atlanta’s top chefs and one-of-a-kind artisan vendors for December. We wanted to create a festive twist this month and truly make it special for the holiday edition, making it a unique experience even for guests who have attended before,” said Latonda Henderson, Director of Community Activation at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Despite the open-air setting, the market maintains the same intimate feeling as if you were celebrating the holidays in your friend’s backyard.”

While sipping on holiday-inspired cocktails prepared by celebrated mixologists, Tiffanie Barriere and Kellie Thorn, guests will also be able to shop a unique selection of goods at the artisan market, curated by local favorite, Indie Craft Experience. Here they can spoil friends and family (or grab a little something for themselves) with unique finds from the market pop-up, all while supporting local businesses including Atlas Candle Co., Fox + Fern Botanicals, Paper & Piece, and more.

Visitors will have the opportunity to mingle with some of Atlanta’s top chefs and enjoy dishes from restaurants including American Cut, Brezza Cucina, Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Hattie B’s, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Holmes, Honeysuckle Gelato, Kyma, Shake Shack, Spotted Trotter, Sweet Auburn BBQ and Wheelies Tiny Donuts.

Free to attend. Food and beverage tickets are $25 in advance/$40 onsite and include tokens to sample 2 beverages and 3 food items. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/24/19

Etu Home

Saturday, November 30th at noon

Join, Etu Home, on Saturday, November 30th for a special afternoon with entertaining author, Annette Joseph, to kick-off the holiday season!

From Noon until 2 pm, learn how to build a charcuterie board, watch a cocktail mixology demo, followed by A Cocktail Italiano book signing.

Details here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

The team behind Bon Ton, The Lawrence + Wonderkid once again host Atlanta’s
favorite holiday tradition for the fourth year   

We hope you’ve been good this year Atlanta. Everyone’s favorite holiday tradition, Miracle, unwraps its fourth season ready to spread holiday cheer!  Miracle on Monroe returns to the Midtown Promenade restaurant Tapa Tapa and Miracle on Highland, heads back to The Brasserie & Neighborhood Café PARISH. Bon Ton will once again get into Mele Kalikimaka spirit as they host Sippin’ Santa, a Christmas-themed Tiki takeover.  All locations will offer special holiday cocktails, a fun festive staff, and enough cheer for everyone!

Whether you’re as happy as an elf or as grumpy as the grinch, the classic Christmas-themed cocktails at any of our Miracle locations are sure to make you light up like a Christmas tree. From the Snowball Old-Fashioned to the Mistletoe Shot, there’s an option to make everyone on your list happy.  In addition to the drinks, every location is decked in Holiday spirit, from the staff’s attire to the decorations that make you feel as if you’ve stepped into the North Pole itself. If you want additional Holiday cheer, say snow more. Everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes will keep you bopping, and sippin’, until the reindeers come home.

“If we’ve learned anything the past three years, it’s that Atlanta is overflowing with Christmas spirit,” said Eric Simpkins, co-founder of Big Citizen along with partner Darren Carr. “With our fourth year here, we’re excited to once again host the best Christmas bar pop-ups in the city, and we hope everyone comes out for many more Holiday seasons to come.”

Miracle on Monroe, similar to years prior, will  set up shop at Midtown’s Tapa Tapa and is the classic stop for a jolly good time. The original Atlanta Miracle will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for private events, but there’s still plenty of cheer to go around the rest of the week!

Miracle on Highland returns to Parish for its second year to serve up Holiday cheer. Also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, this winter wonderland will offer a special Holiday brunch on weekends and has partial buyouts available for those of you looking for the perfect space for a Holiday special event.

Bon Ton’s Sippin’ Santa, the all-ages tiki twin to Miracle, returns for its second year at Bon Ton in Midtown. The Christmas-meets-paradise drink menu is the perfect opportunity to indulge for those who prefer their holiday on the beach. Thanks to last year’s success, Santa (and you) will be sippin’ on carefully curated cocktails all season long. Bon Ton will keep their normal hours serving lunch and dinner and won’t offer their traditional drink menu during Sippin’ Santa.

On the week of November 25 only, to kick off the holiday season, Miracle on Monroe and Sippin’ Santa locations will be open Monday-Friday (except for Thanksgiving) and Miracle on Highland will open on Black Friday. Following the Thanksgiving holiday, both Miracle locations will resume their typical Wednesday-Sunday schedule, and Sippin’ Santa will maintain Bon Ton’s regular hours. All Miracle locations last through New Year’s Eve (closed only on Christmas day) and are first come first serve, with only partial or full buyouts available for reservations. In addition, they will each be hosting a charity event with details to be determined. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.

Beverage and cocktail menus will be the same for each location. Signature Miracle chex mix and cookie plates will be available at each location as well. Food menus will be customized per location and announced Mid-November. For more details on how to get into the holiday spirit at this festive joint, head to

Miracle is 21 and up (excluding Sippin’ Santa), with no entry fee. There is a 2-hour limit for tables, and due to all the Christmas cheer required to keep Miracle on Monroe and Sippin’ Santa in tip-top shape, a 20% service charge will be added to each check. Miracle will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 5pm to 12am, and Friday and Saturday 5pm to 1am. Mondays and Tuesdays are closed but available for private party bookings. Locations include: Miracle on Monroe – Tapa Tapa in the Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Dr. NE, Suite C-106, Atlanta, GA 30308; Miracle on Highland – The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at PARISH, 240 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307; Sippin’ Santa – Bon Ton, 674 Myrtle St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30318. Please send party inquiries to For updates on Miracle visit Facebook or


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19

Saturday, November 23rd 12:30 pm

“Parks and Rec” Inspired Party will Feature a Ron Swanson Look-alike Contest, Harvest Cocktails, “Treat Yo’ Self” Raffle, a DIY Caramel Apple Bar, BBQ from C-Bo’s BBQ Food Truck, Visits with a Live Miniature Horse & More

Plus, the Release of New Seasonal Cider, Bourbon Barrel Buzz

UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, announces its first-ever Pawnee Style Harvest Party, a “Parks and Rec” inspired party celebrating all things fall on Saturday, November 23 from 12:30 to 6:30pm. Taking place at their Westside tasting room (1465 Howell Mill Rd. NW), the all-day, family-friendly event will feature activities like a costume contest, visits with a live miniature horse and the release of a new seasonal cider, Bourbon Barrel Buzz (7.5% ABV).

Throughout the day, guests are invited to partake in a Ron Swanson look-alike contest, enter in “Treat Yo’ Self” raffles and from 1:30 to 3pm, grab photos with a live Li’l Sebastian impersonator, a miniature horse. In addition to themed activities, UrbanTree will serve a harvest cocktail called Snake Juice, a bright and crisp sangria with mild cinnamon spice and subtle sweetness. Their full menu of flagship and seasonal ciders and local beer will also be available. To complement the beverage offerings, there will be a DIY Caramel Apple Bar sponsored by Sweetums, and C-Bo’s BBQ Food Truck will serve Ron Swanson’s favorite dish–turkey legs–along with their full menu of BBQ classics.

The event also marks the release of UrbanTree’s newest seasonal cider Bourbon Barrel Buzz. Made with Stayman Winesap, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Mutsu apples, the cider is aged in Ghost Coast Distillery bourbon barrels and lightly sweetened with a touch of Blue Ridge Gallberry Honey.

More information about UrbanTree can be found on their website, and additional details about the Harvest Festival are available here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19

Two-Part Anniversary Event Will Include Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story Documentary Film Screening & Q+A on Dec. 8 & Multi-Course Chocolate Dinner from 8ARM’s Executive Chef Maricela Vega & Hopkins & Company’s Executive Pastry Chef Jen Yee on Dec. 9

Tickets Are Now Available

Atlanta-based Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is teaming up with local nonprofit Georgia Organics’ Cast Iron & Collards Society to present “Celebrating Xocolatl: A Fifth Anniversary Film and Food Collaboration,” a two-part celebration honoring the small-batch chocolate company’s fifth anniversary next month.

The anniversary festivities will begin on Sunday, December 8 with a special film screening of Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story. The much-anticipated documentary tells the story of how chocolate goes from bean in the Amazon to bar in high-end cafes and stores, by following the journeys of a group of the nation’s top craft-chocolate makers––including Xocolatl’s Co-founders Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt. Held at The Plaza Theatre, the event will begin at 6pm with samples of chocolate, Cafe Campesino coffee and a Xocolatl collaboration beer crafted with local brewery Wild Heaven Beer. Following the film, guests can engage in a Q&A discussion with the Xocolatl team about their business and the craft chocolate industry. Tickets ($10) are available online here.

The celebration will continue on Monday, December 9 with a five-course chocolate dinner at Atlanta restaurant 8ARM. From the restaurant’s Executive Chef Maricela Vega and Chef Shari Griffith and Hopkins & Company’s Pastry Chef Jen Yee, the plated dinner will incorporate cacao into every dish, celebrating and reimagining the beloved ingredient in both savory and sweet applications, and spotlight Mayflor Farms produce and other local makers and farmers. Beverage pairings will be crafted by 8ARM’s General Manager and Beverage Director Joshua Fryer. Tickets ($150) are available here for two seating times – 6pm and 8:30pm.

Since opening their micro-factory inside Atlanta’s nationally renowned food hall Krog Street Market in 2014, Xocolatl has garnered local and national acclaim for its award-winning, bean-to-bar chocolate, and is the recipient of awards including the 2018 Academy of Chocolate, 2018 Great Taste Awards and 2018 and 2019 Good Food Awards.

All proceeds from the anniversary events will benefit Georgia Organics and their mission of connecting organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Come celebrate the holidays with The White Bull Family
December 16 – 23
What is the Feast of the Seven Fishes? It is known as The Eve or La Vigilia (the Vigil), an Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve featuring a menu comprised of seafood and veggies.
roasted oysters, breadcrumbs, pecorino, chives, ikura
“fritto misto”, lots of fish and veggies
pickled mussels, sunchokes, fromage blanc, aleppo
squid sicilian fisherman style, couscous, capers, olives
burrata cappelletti, crab, shallots, burnt onion brodo
spaghetti alla chitarra, sea urchin, lobster, scallions
crispy baccala, marinated peppers, hot oil


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Hampton + Hudson’s Bo Ling Chop Suey Palace Pop-Up

Inspired by the classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story,” Hampton + Hudson hosts an annual Bo Ling Chop Suey Palace pop-up on Christmas Day, and this year, they’re holding the pop-up all season long. From December 11-23, guests will step into a scene from the all time classic movie and enjoy a special Chinese menu, plus Bo Ling cocktails and beer, amongst festive decor. Held from 6-11pm each night, the pop-up is first come, first serve with limited seating, and the restaurant’s regular menu will be available in the other areas of the restaurant during regular business hours. The pop-up will culminate on Christmas Day when the restaurant will serve the special Chinese menu exclusively alongside drink specials. “A Christmas Story” and football games playing on televisions. Dishes will also be available to-go on December 25.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

Sweet Auburn BBQ’s Holiday Luau Pop-Up & Kick-Off Celebration with Kamayan ATL

Monday, December 2nd

This holiday season, Sweet Auburn BBQ, the Poncey-Highland BBQ spot offering traditional style barbecue with an Asian twist, is transforming their space into a holiday luau! To kick off the season of celebration, Sweet Auburn BBQ will host Kamayan ATL, the Atlanta-based Filipino pop-up restaurant, on Monday, December 2 for a collaborative luau-inspired menu of dishes like Fried Lumpia, Aloha BBQ Skewers, Hsu’s Kalbi Saimin, & Smoked Huli Huli Chicken. Following the pop-up event, Sweet Auburn BBQ will offer a festive food menu and tiki-inspired cocktails alongside holiday luau vibes and decor throughout the season.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway

City Winery

Saturday, November 30th

City Winery is pleased to highlight groundbreaking beverage makers during An Afternoon with Black Beverage Artisans on Saturday, November 30 in the music venue.

This informal tasting allows guests to wander, sampling options at their leisure…all from African-American owned wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

Sommeliers will be on hand to answer any questions and make suggestions as to what specific wines will suit your preferences. A DJ will spin tunes to keep you moving.

Informative cocktail demonstrations by our friends the Taste Beverage Company.

Cheese and charcuterie will be provided, and our Chefs will craft a menu with thoughtfully curated dishes.

Some of the producers will include –

  • Mouton Noir Winery
  • Brown Estates
  • McBride Sisters
  • Vision Cellars
  • Abbey Creek
  • La Fete du Rose
  • Uncle Nearest Whiskey
  • Bomade Vodka
  • Down Home Brewery
  • Khonso Brewery

Tickets are $50 and limited as this event will sell out. Get your tickets here.