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.”

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FEST SPRING 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Saturday, May 18th at 1 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 18th for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at Park Tavern overlooking the beautiful Piedmont Park! From 1:00pm – 5:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.

Tickets Include:
Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music

Food Available for Purchase.

Pricing Information:
SUPER EARLY: $25 – First 300 Tickets
Regular ticket prices increase from $30 – $54 in advance and $60 at the door (if available).

Tickets here: https://www.bigtickets.com/events/assc/uncorked-atlanta-wine-festival-2019/

PARK TAVERN EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Eastern Sunday, April, 21st 

Easter Brunch, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, and Easter Bunny Pictures at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

A sold out traditional every year, on Sunday April 21, 2019, Park Tavern will host its next rendition of Easter brunch on its expansive patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. Ideal for both adults and children, guests are invited to enjoy an exuberant brunch boasting interactive stations including a Biscuit Bar serving flaky buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken, chef-attended omelet and carving stations, and a French toast and Belgian waffle station with the works.  Brunch goers will also be treated to a mouthwatering buffet featuring Eggs Benedict with candied bacon, blackened salmon over warm quinoa salad, Applewood smoked bacon, sausage, garlic green beans, asparagus salad with toasted walnuts and goat cheese, pastries, a dessert bar, and more.

An annual favorite, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny will also take place at 12 p.m., which will kick off Park Tavern’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Guests are invited to bring their cameras and take pictures with the Easter Bunny for free. New to this year, imbibers can enjoy endless champagne and mimosa offerings from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. during Park Tavern’s VIP Champagne & Mimosa Easter Brunch experience. General Admission is $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids ages 7 to 12, and kids 6, and under are free. VIP Admission is $44.95. To make reservations and purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404-249-0001.

29TH ANNUAL TASTE OF ALPHARETTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Thursday, May 2nd 5pm

Downtown Alpharetta

Information here.

Alpharetta – More than 62 restaurants will be ready to dish out their specialties on Thursday, May 2, 2019 as Taste of Alpharetta celebrates its 29th year. Taste of Alpharetta attracts more than 35,000 patrons between 5-10 pm, and takes place in Downtown Alpharetta, encompassing Milton Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street, Canton Street and Old Canton Street. In addition to fantastic food, patrons will enjoy a culinary competition, live music on 3 stages, family Fun Zone and more. This year the city is adding a few new features to the event, including a beer garden presented by Smile Generation full of local brews, and a “Locally Grown” area featuring fun and educational activities put on by food-focused community organizations.

We are excited to announce The Taste of Alpharetta is partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta for the event’s food rescue.  Each restaurant will have the opportunity to donate left over food, at the end of the event, to Second Helpings Atlanta.  Since 2004, Second Helpings Atlanta’s community of volunteers has been picking up surplus, nutritious, perishable and prepared food and delivering it to the many front-line agencies in the Metro Atlanta area that feed the hungry every day.  This donated food gets diverted from landfills and is used to feed those in need, making Atlanta a more environmentally responsible metropolitan area.

This FREE admission event invites patrons to purchase food and activity tickets – 10 tickets for $5.00. Tickets are redeemed at participating restaurant booths for a wide selection of tastes that range from $.50 – $4.00 per sample.  Tickets may also be redeemed in the “Locally Grown” area and Fun Zone area for a variety of activities including engaging educational experiences, inflatables and a variety of children’s activities.

Local chefs will compete in the Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition from 5pm – 7pm, with select chefs conducting cooking demonstrations on the Culinary Competition Stage. The Taste of Alpharetta Culinary Competition Awards will be presented at 8:30pm for the top chefs in each category. Come visit the new Culinary Stage location on Roswell St and cheer on your favorite chefs. As well as vote for your favorite restaurant in the 2019 People’s Choice Award.

The 29th Annual Taste of Alpharetta’s participating restaurants include:

2B Whole Gluten Free Bakery Dos Margaritas Nothing Bundt Cakes – Alpharetta
3:8 Juice & Eatery Dreamland Bar-B-Que Oak Steakhouse
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games E.M. Bop PITA Mediterranean Street Food
Another Broken Egg Cafe Favors and Flavors Cajun Twist Publix Aprons Cooking School
Atlantic Seafood Company Flavor Juicery & Eatery Ruth’s Chris Steak House Alpharetta
Bagel Boys Cafe Fire and Brimstone Tavern Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery
Benihana Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou Salt Factory
Bite Bistro & Bar Four Fat Cows Scream’n Nuts
Black Walnut Cafe Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Secreto Southern Kitchen
Brine Seafood Shack Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies Seven Seas Mediterranean Cafe
BurgerFi Holmes Restaurant Shade Street Food + Bar
Butcher & Brew La Casa Italian Grille Smallcakes of Alpharetta
Cedar Cafe La Teda Tapas and Tequilas SmokeJack BBQ
Ceviche Taqueria Loyal Q and Brew South Main Ktichen
Chuy’s M Thai Street Food Southern Baked Pie Company
Citizen Soul Madras Chettinaad Taqueria Tsunami
Clean Juice Mama’s Pizza Taziki’s
Coalition Food and Beverage Maple Street Biscuit Company The Melting Pot
Colleta Miller’s Ale House The Tavern House
Davinci’s Donuts Minnie Oliva Vitality Bowls
Domino’s Pizza Mondo Italian Kitchen Wildflour

2019 CINCO DE MAYO PUB CRAWL ON THE BELTLINE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Saturday, May 4th Noon

Grab your friends and join us for the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine! We’re teaming up with Lunazul Tequila and some of our favorite bars and restaurants along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail for an epic Cinco de Mayo crawl! Tickets run $28 and can be purchased here.

Tickets Include:

(5) Complimentary cinco-themed items drinks from our partner bars
Souvenir Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl koozie
Map of participating bars with food & drink specials

Confirmed Partner Bars (more TBA):
– Apres Diem
– Guac Y Margys
– Char
– Bell Street Burritos

Check-In Locations (TBD):
Inman Park
Ponce – City
Midtown

LIVINGSTON RESTUARANT AND BAR KENTUCKY DERBY VIEWING PARTY 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Livingston Restaurant + Bar

Saturday, May 4th 3 pm

Odds are in your favor for a festive afternoon on Saturday, May 4 when Livingston Restaurant + Bar in The Georgia Terrace Hotel goes the distance for its 4th annual Kentucky Derby Viewing Party. Along with watching the most exciting two minutes in sports, partygoers will sip on Derby-themed cocktails, enjoy passed appetizers, try their luck at raffles and contests, and rock to music from DJ Yvonne Monet.

Tickets are $25 per person and include one complimentary drink and a selection of appetizers. Purchase tickets online here before April 14 for two-for-one admission. Event proceeds benefit the Sotherly Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sotherly Hotels, dedicated to assisting America’s wounded veterans.

Race day brings a Triple Crown of specialty cocktails for $12 each.

Mint Julep – Four Roses bourbon, Angostura bitters, house mint syrup and mint sprig garnish
Caballito – Herradura Silver tequila, Cocchi Americano aperitivo, grapefruit, cucumber and lime
Run Pony, Run! – Chattanooga 1816 whiskey, Aperol, Jack Rudy bitters and lemon