Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/18

Special Release Party Offering Guests to be the First to Taste the Stellar 2017 Vintage of The Prisoner  
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia — On Wednesday, October 17th, City Winery, a restaurant, urban winery, private event space and intimate music venue, presents an evening of food and wine with The Prisoner Wine Company. A wine-infused culinary adventure hosted by The Prisoner Wine Company, patrons can smell, sip and savor their sourced varietals from vineyards across California including: Blindfold, The Snitch, Saldo, Cuttings, Thorn and more. Presented in City Winery’s Barrel Room, The Prisoner Wine Company’s carefully selected, expectation-defying vintages enhance and accentuate the gourmet light bite pairings created just for the evening by Executive Chef Nick Anderson. The Prisoner Wine Company Dinner at City Winery begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50, plus applicable fees, and are available for purchase at here or at For more information on The Prisoner Wine Company, visit
~ City Winery and Prisoner Wine Food and Wine Pairing Menu ~
The Snitch Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Julienne Squash, Georgia Apples, Crispy Meyer Lemon
Blindfold White Blend, California
Poached Georgia Shrimp, Celery Root, Hazelnut Brown Butter
Saldo Zinfandel, California
Mole Butternut Squash, Radish, Cotija
Thorn Merlot, Napa Valley
Duck Confit, Riverview Polenta, Blackberry Gastrique
Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Braised Lamb, Mushroom Bread Pudding, Nage
The Prisoner Red Blend, Napa Valley 2017
Smoked Tri-tip, Shoe String Potato, Fine Herbs, Fig Sherry


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/14/18

Heritage Sandy Springs

Join us on Saturday, November 3rd for the next inaugural Sandy Springs Wine Festival on the entertainment lawn at Heritage Sandy Springs

From 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activities.

Tickets Include:

  • Souvenir Sandy Springs Wine Festival Tasting Glass
  • Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
  • DJ and Live Music performances
  • Food Available for Purchase

Pricing Information:

  • SUPER EARLY: $30 – First 150 Tickets
  • Early Bird Tickets: $36
  • Advance Tickets: $42
  • Regular Tickets: $48
  • Late Tickets: $54
  • Door Price: $60 (If available)


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/18

Friday Night Host Chefs Archna Becker (Bhojanic), Eddie Hernandez (Taqueria del Sol) & Hector Santiago (El Super Pan) Will Showcase Global Flavors Alongside More Than Two Dozen Chefs from Restaurants Across Atlanta

Saturday & Sunday Lineup Includes Tasting Tents with Bites & Bevs, Chef Demonstrations, A Beer Garden, Hands-On Cooking Classes & More

Weekend of Oct. 19-21; Tickets Available Here


Taste of Atlanta, the city’s weekend-long food and drink festival celebrating the local restaurant scene on October 19, October 20 and October 21, announces “World of Taste” as the theme for its 2018 Friday Night Kickoff Party. On October 19 from 6:30pm to 11pm at Historic Fourth Ward Park, the all-inclusive kickoff event will be hosted by acclaimed Atlanta Chefs Archna Becker of Bhojanic, Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol and Hector Santiago of El Super Pan.


“World of Taste” will showcase international flavors from across the globe, bringing together over two dozen local chefs  to prepare unique dishes representing a variety of cuisines, including Salmon Usuzukuri with pickled wasabi stem, chives, black volcano salt and crispy crunchies from O-Ku, Crispy Mortadella with giardiniera from Donetto and Lamb Steak with coffee molasses steak sauce, arugula pesto and new potatoes from Twisted Soul. Other participating restaurants include CO, Deep End, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Porch Light Latin Kitchen, The Mercury, Tiny Lou’s and more. Dixie Vodka, the official vodka of Taste of Atlanta, as well as Bulleit Bourbon will serve tastings of cocktail creations alongside pours of international beers and beverages from Long Drink, Ravage Wines, Proximo Spirits, Topo Chico and White Claw Hard Seltzer.


Friday night guests will be treated to live music from funk and soul band Bumpin’ The Mango and The Cordon Blues Band, which features chef and foodie band members. Cheney Brothers, a leading food service distributor serving the Southeast, is the official food distributor of “World of Taste” and will be providing  chefs with protein for their culinary creations. Tickets to the Friday Night Kickoff Party are $85 and can be purchased on Taste of Atlanta’s website here.


The Taste of Atlanta festivities continue on Saturday and Sunday with local chefs and hospitality pros leading on-stage cooking demos and hands-on cooking classes, while guests sample craveable bites from more than 90 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, plus Georgia craft beer, wine and cocktails. General Admission and VIP Experience tickets are now on sale here.


This year’s festival also features a Beer Garden, showcasing some of Atlanta’s favorite craft beer makers as well as cocktails and wine. In addition to the Saturday and Sunday tasting tents and Beer Garden, event centers include:


The Chef’s Table Stage: Sponsored by Nissan, the Chef’s Table stage gives attendees an inside view into the culinary world. Watch chef demonstrations and learn a trick or two while sampling dish creations from featured chefs.


Saturday, October 20

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Tremendous Tiramisu” with Maggiano’s: Join Maggiano’s Atlanta Chef Thomas Wenning and learn how to craft the perfect tiramisu.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “The Sexiest Dish in Atlanta!” with Poke Burri: Atlanta has been coined one of the top three culinary cities in the US – experience why when you check out some of the sexiest dishes in our city firsthand.
  • 3-3:45pm – “Soul School vs. New School” with Das BBQ and This is It BBQ: Experience the down-home tastes of soul food BBQ v. the new Texas style, smoky flavor from two of A-town’s most recent BBQ hits.
  • 4:15-5pm – “Grilling with Wine” with a Weber Grill Master Dustin Green and Ravage Wine: Time to fire up the grill, y’all! Weber Grill Master Dustin Green will demonstrate how to rock a rack of ribs with Ravage wine and a secret rub.


Sunday, October 21

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Brunch-a-Holic’s” with Barcelona Wine Bar and Best Sommelier Competition Winner Jim Cumiskey: Taste of Atlanta’s Best Sommelier Competition Winner Jim Cumiskey of Highland Fine Wines is teaming up with Barcelona Wine Bar’s Chef Joe Paire to show off what to sip with brunch-style fideos, a traditional Spanish noodle dish.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “Egg-rything You Need to Know About Eggs” with The White Bull: The White Bull’s Chef Pat Pascarella will whip up his brunch best while sharing egg-straordinary culinary secrets. Also during this demo, Dietitian Beth Bynett, RD, LD of Emory Healthcare will debunk health myths about eggs.
  • 4:15-5:30pm – “French Toast-est With the Mostest” with Four Forks: Chef Taylor Shulman of Four Forks will top off her made-from-scratch French toast with delicious decadence while attendees sip “berry” delightful craft cocktail tastings made with Flor De Cana Rum.



The Kitchen Workshop: Sponsored by The Cooks Warehouse, PeachDish and Guy Gunter Homes, The Kitchen Workshop offers hands-on, free cooking classes for home cooks. Led by Atlanta chefs, festival attendees will learn to cook a variety of dishes, from Southern to Italian to vegan. Sprouts is the official grocery store sponsor of Taste of Atlanta.


Saturday, October 20

  • 12:45-1:30pm – “Everyone Loves Italian” with The Cooks Warehouse and Hammer Stahl: Chef Mary Moore of The Cooks Warehouse will join Bobby Griggs of Hammer Stahl to teach students how to prepare Crispy Chicken Cutlet with fresh vegetable panzanella.
  • 2-2:45pm – “Redefining Asian Food” with Hawkers and the Georgia Peanut Commission: Chef Allen Lo will spill his family’s generational Szechuan wonton recipe that is surprisingly easy enough to make at home!
  • 3:15-4pm – “Simple & Healthy Stir-Fry” with Chef Cynthia Graubart: James Beard Award-winning writer and cookbook author Cynthia Graubart will show home cooks how to hone their skills while preparing her original recipe created with PeachDish – Chicken Stir-Fry with baby bok choy, carrots and brown basmati rice.
  • 4:30-5:15pm – “A Delightfully Vegan Dish” with Chef Zu and PeachDish: Holistic nutritionist Chef Zu and PeachDish team up to teach even the most novice home cook how to craft a vegan dish –– a Spiced Quinoa Bowl with apricots, greens and golden milk dressing.



Sunday, October 21

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Brunchin’ with Bloody Mary’s”: No instant grits here! Get ready to mix grits and greens with one hand and sip a Sunday brunch Bloody Mary with the other as you cook along with Chef Thaddeus Keefe of 1Kept.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “Sunday Funday Breakfast” with Sprouts and Trageye Fraiser: Trageye Fraiser, chef and winner of the 12th season of “Food Network Star,” presents a veggie-filled breakfast dish perfect for kicking off your Sunday Funday. Learn how to make Portobello Bagel Burgers with roasted red bell peppers and vegan cajun aioli.
  • 3-3:45pm – “Modern Greek Cooking at Home” with Chef Pano Karatassos of Kyma: Join legendary local Chef Pano Karatassos of Kyma and learn a recipe from his new cookbook Modern Greek Cooking: 100 Recipes for Meze, Entrees and Desserts. He’ll be preparing a Tuna Tartare and Wild Mushroom Salad with shredded phyllo. Chef Pano’s cookbook will be for sale after his demo and at Kyma’s tasting table in VIP Experience on Saturday.
  • 4:15-5pm – “Sharpen Your Southern Cookin’ Skills” with Jennifer Booker: Learn how to make two classic Southern dishes with a French twist from Southern-raised, French-trained Chef Jennifer Hill Booker. She’ll be preparing two dishes from her cookbooks –– Green Onion Hoe Cakes with smokey pimento cheese and Brown Sugar Bacon.



Home Plate Stage: Sponsored by Northside Hospital, the Home Plate Stage features on-stage demonstrations from nutritionists and chefs sharing tips to take home. Sprouts is the official grocery store sponsor of Taste of Atlanta.


Saturday, October 20

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Eat Better One Morsel at a Time” with Sprouts and Marisa Moore: Marisa Moore, a registered dietitian and nutritionist from Northside Hospital, will share her favorite (and quick!) go-to vegetarian recipes, inspired by her Southern upbringing.



Sunday, October 21

  • 12:30-1:15pm – “Chef Kid Cook-Off” with The Melting Pot and Speak Easy Supper Club: Chefs and their kids will team up and show off their favorite dishes to cook at home, featuring The Melting Pot and Speak Easy Supper Club. Each recipe will feature a secret ingredient – peanuts from the Georgia Peanut Commission – and fellow kids will judge the delicious creations.
  • 1:45-2:30pm – “Barcraft Celebration – 10 Years Strong!” Presented by Bulleit Bourbon: While esteemed Atlanta bartenders serve up Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, Atlanta’s renowned cocktail connoisseur Greg Best will lead a panel discussion about the city’s mixology world and how it has evolved over the last decade.
  • 3-3:45pm – “Cure the Lunch Box Blues” with Georgia Peanut Commission’s Executive Director Don Koehler: Shake it up with a fun, new recipe idea from Georgia Peanut Commission’s Executive Director Don Koehler. Their team will prepare Peanut Apple Pancrepes for attendees to taste and learn how to cook.
  • 4:15-5pm – “Chefs of Tomorrow” with Miller Grove High School and Chef Keio Carter Gayden: Cheer on culinary students from Miller Grove High School as they compete to win a cooking contest featuring their best twist on a Springer Mountain Farms chicken dish.


To keep up with Taste of Atlanta details, check out the official festival website at


*Programming schedule subject to change.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/18

Local burger joints to cook-off at Buckhead’s iconic shopping destination

Fire up the grills! Lenox Square and Atlanta magazine will once again host Atlanta’s premier burger-cook off, Best Burger Battle, on Saturday, October 20! From 1-5 p.m., this annual event will host over two dozen of the best local burger joints for hungry guests to indulge in, as well as live music, wine, craft beer and Bulleit Bourbon. Restaurants aiming for the No. 1 title include reigning champion THERE Brookhaven, ATL Taco, Public Kitchen & Bar, Zinburger, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Dixie Q, Shake Shack and more. Tickets are $50 and are all-inclusive.

Atlanta magazine’s third annual Best Burger Battle

Proceeds for this event benefit The Giving Kitchen


American Cut Steakhouse NFA Burger
ATL Taco Oak Steakhouse
Butcher & Brew Public Kitchen & Bar
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse Seven Lamps
El Super Pan Shake Shack
Farm Burger The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
Grub Burger Bar THERE Brookhaven
Jim Adams Farm & Table Village Burger
KirbyG’s Williamson Bros. BBQ
Local Republic Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar
Marlow’s Tavern

Saturday, October 20
1-5 p.m.

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Tickets are $50 and all-inclusive.
Tickets are available for purchase at

For more information, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/7/18

Featuring Handcrafted Georgia Hooch IPA, T-Pom Pomegranate Wheat Ale, Southern Classic Fare and More! 
Come Celebrate Their First Year With Them!
Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia – On Saturday, October 13th, City Winery is partnering with Down Home Brewing for an afternoon of fun on the urban winery’s expansive outdoor patio to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the brewery. While the Atlanta leaves are falling, craft beers lovers can enjoy frosty brews from Atlanta’s first African-American-owned brewing company, Down Home Brewing. Brewmaster and Founder Chris Reeves will be on site pouring glasses of his handcrafted Georgia Hooch IPA (6.8% ABV) and T-Pom Pomegranate Wheat Ale (6.3% ABV). Executive Chef Nick Anderson will also be firing up the Big Green Egg serving his spin on Southern classics like Barbecue Brisket Sandwiches, Beer Can Chicken, Potato Salad, House-made coleslaw and potato chips. The party, along with a live music performance, kicks off at 12 p.m. and tickets are $30, plus applicable fees and are available for purchase here or at For more information on Down Home Brewing, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/24/18


Dinner Will Support the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs

Honoring Cuisine of South Carolina Pitmaster Rodney Scott, a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award


Sunday Supper South, the annual charity dinner held to raise funds for the James Beard Foundation’s Impact Programs, will return to Ponce City Market for its ninth year on Sunday, October 28. Created to embrace the simple cooking philosophy and inspired flavors of the South, Sunday Supper South is hosted by Anne Quatrano, beloved Atlanta chef and owner of Bacchanalia, Star Provisions Market & Cafe, Little Star Provisions, W.H. Stiles Fish Camp and Floataway Cafe.


This year, the event will feature a “Bewitched” theme and honor the whole hog cuisine of Rodney Scott, a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award and celebrated pitmaster from Hemingway, South Carolina. Guests will gather around communal tables on the second floor of Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall to share a family-style dinner highlighting the creative talents and artisan producers from the South, with participating James Beard Award winners, nominees and semi-finalists from across the region collaborating on the menu. A tarot card reader, Ouiji Boards and other vintage games will invite guests to experience the lighthearted mysticism of the evening.


This is the fourth year that Sunday Supper South will take place at Ponce City Market. Atlanta’s historic, mixed-use community hub features a Central Food Hall, serving as home to both established chefs and emerging new talent across the country, as well as fashion and retail shops, residential lofts, tech offices and more.


Tickets will go on sale September 30th. Information:




Posted by Liz and John Attaway

The Mill Kitchen and Bar

Saturday, November 3rd at 2 pm

3rd Annual Grandiose Grape Wine Festival this year to be held on Saturday, November 3rd. It’s a wine, food, music, and community event benefiting The Cottage School Roswell. Come out to the outdoor wine tasting featuring 90 + wines represented by 30 wineries, live music, and food from The Mill Kitchen and Bar presented by Executive Chef Flynn McClanahan. General Admission Ticket are $65 and include entry at 2 pm, wine tasting, food, and souvenir glass, as well as all the above including wine, music, and food pairings. Beyond that is VIP, tickets are $110 each and include early admission at 1 pm, reserved wine tasting with 30 reserved wines, everything from a GA ticket, expanded food menu, t-shirt, and $25 gift certificate to The Mill Kitchen and Bar. Tickets can be found below.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/17/18

Georgia State Stadium

Saturday, October 13th, 1-5 pm

The 8th annual Great Atlanta Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 1-5 pm. We will have over 150 beers as well as a selection of 25+ wines and cider to choose from. There will be live music, DJ Q-tip, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. The beer list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 after October 4th and $50 the day of at the gate.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/17/18

Duluth Town Green

Saturday, October 6th from Noon to 5 pm

The City of Duluth is hosting a celebration of Beer and Wine on the Duluth Town Green. Join us on Saturday, October 6th from 12:00pm-5:00pm to sample 75+ craft beers and 25+ wines. The day will feature live local music, beer and wine samples, a variety of local food trucks, an adult game zone, plus community vendors and artists. Tickets include: admission to the event, complimentary beer and wine samples for the duration of the festival, souvenir tasting glass. Tickets are $43 for general admission, while they’ll be $55 at the door if available.




Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/18

Featuring New Beers, Multiple Drink Stations, a Whole Hog Roast & More


Second Self Beer Company, the nationally recognized craft brewery based in Atlanta, Georgia, invites the community to join them in celebrating their fourth anniversary on Saturday, October 6, and Sunday, October 7! The weekend-long celebration will take place at their Westside brewery (1317 Logan Circle NW) and feature multiple drink stations, new beers, a whole hog roast, and more. The party is open to the public, with no advanced registration required. Proceeds from sales of a commemorative glass will be donated to support Soccer in the Streets, an organization that empowers underserved youth through soccer training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs.


The anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 6, is from noon to 9pm, and guests may try new beers and sip old favorites at drink stations throughout the brewery. In limited quantity for the occasion, Second Self will also serve a pre-release version of Red Hop Rye, brewed to be bigger and hoppier than ever. Food will be available for purchase from The Real Mexican Vittles taco stand, and local pop-up Illegal Food will prepare a whole hog roast and sides. Second Self will also serve a collection of beers made with coffee, such as Coffee Mole, as well as freshly roasted Nitro Cold Brew cups from Slow Wave Coffee, roasted at Second Self’s brewery. On Sunday, October 7, from 1 to 6pm, the celebration continues as tasting room guests may enjoy biscuit sandwiches for purchase from Deep South Biscuits.


On tap over the weekend, attendees will find the following favorites and new additions: