MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE HEADS INTO 10TH YEAR IN MIDTOWN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/19

Moe’s Original Bar B Que continues to thrive approaching its 10th year of offering its Southern Soul Food Revival at 349 14th Street in Midtown. Utilizing quality recipes and preparing consistent food at a reasonable price is its greatest attribute. From families and professionals to students and tourists, there’s something for everyone as Moe’s Original Bar B Que serves up an award-winning, all things southern, Alabama-style BBQ experience.

“We are proud to approach this milestone, especially in the restaurant business,” said owner Brett Mancuso. “We appreciate our loyal following and the support from the entire Atlanta community who have dined in our restaurant or offered our catering at their parties and events.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named in the Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal, one of the fastest growing, emerging restaurant chains by Restaurant Business Magazine, and one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish. Moe’s award-winning menu features pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces as well as catfish and a shrimp sandwich. Prepared fresh daily, a rotation of 60 traditional Southern sides and house made desserts have become just as popular as the smoked meats and seafood. Since 2001, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 65 successful restaurants in 16 states and Mexico.

349 14th Street Midtown Atlanta
(404) 249-0707

TACO MAC’S SECRET STASH BASH 2019

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

Beer nerd nirvana awaits you at Taco Mac’s Secret Stash Bash at their Prado location from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

This is your chance to try rare beers (and we mean rare) from the secret collections of 24 breweries, including New Realm Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewing, Goose Island Brewery and more—all in one place. Expect the unexpected: cellared beers, barrel-aged, blended, Brett, wild and everything in between. Plus, plenty of brewery representatives will be on hand to give you the inside scoop.

Tickets can be purchased online here. General admission tickets are $50 per person. VIP tickets are $70 per person and include access to The Georgia Chapter Room downstairs, as well as additional beers and food pairings!

 

DRIFT’S THIRD ANNIVERSARY LOBSTER BOIL

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

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

Tuesday, March 12th 5 pm

Three’s the magic number as Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar marks three years of serving chef-driven sustainable seafood to diners with a celebratory lobster boil. Head over to The Avenue in East Cobb on Tuesday, March 12 from 5-9:30 p.m. for specials including a 1.25-pound whole main lobster dinner served with drawn butter, corn and potatoes for $33.33. Shell out just $3.33 for crab-stuffed oysters (priced per oyster), Key lime pie and Narragansett Fresh Catch tallboys. Live bluegrass music plays from 6-9 p.m. Link to their website: http://www.driftoysterbar.com/

THE JUICE STRIKES BACK 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/4/19

Saturday, March 16th 1 to 5 pm

The Factory

Link to tickets: https://thejuicestrikesback.ticketleap.com/modernhops/

The Juice Strikes Back is a follow up to last years The Day of The Juice. The event is a charity craft beer festival featuring the best beers, ciders, and meads in the Country. Our charity this year is The Georgia Transplant Foundation who provides financial support to those needing transplants. All proceeds of the event will be donated to them. We have assembled a group of elite breweries, meaderies, cideries who will be bringing beer you won’t find in Georgia otherwise. Each brewery will have 2-3 beers on tap for unlimited sampling. Taplist will be published via social media and the festival website at least 1 week prior to event.

The Participants so far are: Aslin, Arkane, Alvarado Street, Block 15, Barrel Culture, BeeCraft, Best End, Bond Brothers/Ancilliary, Boneflower, Brix City, Burley Oak, Calusa, Carton, Casita Cerveceria, Cerebral, Charlestowne Fermentory, Cherry Street, Civil Society, Creature Comforts, Dancing Gnome, Deciduous, Dionysus, Dark Sky, D9, Eden Ciders, Eighth State, Ellipsis, Equilibrium, Etowah Meadery, Finback, Firewater, Four Fires, Great Notion, Heaven & Ale, Heist, Hidden Springs, Homes, Honest Abe, Hop Butcher, Hop Soul, Horus, Hubbards Cave/Une Annee, Idyll Hounds, Imprint, Ingenious Brewing, Kros Strain, LIC Beer Project, Little Cottage, Magnify, Mast Landing, Melovino, Monkeytown, Narrow Gauge, North 2 South Cider, Northwoods, Odd Breed, Old Nation, Ology, Pulpit Rock, RaR, Resident Culture, Salud Cerveceria, Sand City, Seminar, Southern Grist, Southern Swells, Spindletap, Superstition, The Answer, Triple Crossing, Turning Point, Untitled Art, Wooden Robot, 450 North, 2nd shift….

Tickets will go on sale February 1st at 10am and can only be purchased through the website. The price of a ticket is $90. Designated Driver tickets are available for a $10 donation to the GTC. Each regular ticket comes with a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited pours during the event hours of 1pm-5pm.

To attend you must be 21+ years old with a valid photo ID to attend the festival. You may enter the Factory at 12:30pm on the day of the event but beer will not be poured until 1pm.

SOUVENIRS & RAFFLES
During the event we will have merchandise, brewery gear, glassware, & cans/bottles for sale. We will have sweet Arcade and even a cool crane machine to win beer packages. Festival merchandise can be purchased with cash or paypal/venmo. All proceeds are donated to Georgia Transplant Foundation. Raffle ticket donations will go to the GTF and provide participants the ability to win take home beer and merchandise from the brewery participants.

GET EARLY BIRD TICKETS TO THE 9TH ANNUAL ATLANTA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

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

Early Bird Tickets on Sale FRIDAY, MARCH 15TH!

GET FIRED UP TO GO OFF EATEN PATH WITH
ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL MAY 30, 2019 – JUNE 2, 2019

Tickets on Sale Friday, March 15, with Early Bird Pricing through Sunday, March 31

ATLANTA – Grab your glasses, the ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns this spring for another weekend filled with epicurean adventure! From May 30 – June 2, attendees from across the country will come together to enjoy the dishes and spirits of the South through immersive Learning Experiences, epic Tasting Tents, and unique dinners and events. Get fired up as over 150 chefs, sommeliers and mixologists from Texas to the District of Columbia round out a robust lineup of talent for all to enjoy.

This year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is taking attendees Off the Eaten Path by spotlighting off-the-grid foodie destinations, rising culinary stars, and more. An Advisory Council celebrated by Woodford Reserve is stacked with fresh-yet-savvy talent who will carefully curate unique dinners, hands-on Master Classes, and thought-provoking seminars throughout the weekend highlighting the unexpected, and incorporating surprise and delight ingredients. Be sure to take notes – these will be names you’ll want to remember.

“This year’s theme was driven by our curiosity and desire to try new dishes and ingredients from places we might not think to normally visit,” said Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Co-Founder Elizabeth Feichter. “We are looking forward to everyone joining us on this adventure, and hope they enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed planning it.”

Talent isn’t the only thing that’s fresh this year. The Festival’s beloved Tasting Tents have found a new home in vibrant Old Fourth Ward Park. Attendees will once again be able to indulge in the South’s finest flavors, up-and-coming as well as some favorite destinations and memorable brands. Crafted as an all-you-can-indulge experience, the Tasting Tents will also feature wine pop-up stations, a cocktail garden, live music, and interactive food and beverage pairing areas.

Early Bird tickets for the four-day event go on sale Friday, March 15 and will remain on sale through Sunday, March 31. Savor it while it lasts! General ticket sales will be available starting April 1 until supplies run out.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival prides itself on having an extensive catalogue of programs and events where guests can eat, drink and learn about the South’s rich food and beverage traditions from the region’s best talent. Below are some of the salivating offerings guests can choose from in 2019:

The Front Row – Learning Experiences
Between the in-depth Master Studio series on Friday and an extensive roster of learning seminars on Saturday, guests will have over 50 opportunities to receive hands-on instruction, participate in panel discussions and sip and savor tastings from the region’s top talent. From unexpected pairings to new techniques, the spectrum of topics encourages guests to explore new sides of their palates – and offer endless opportunities for Instagrammable enjoyment and entertaining – including something for everyone’s palate.

Master Studio Series – Kitchen Raconteurs: Storytelling through Food
The universal language of food is intrinsically linked to the art of storytelling. Presented by The Local Palate and hosted by The Lee Brothers, Friday’s Master Studio series invites guests to travel down memory lane with some of our favorite storytellers – chefs, beverage pros, and purveyors – as they share dishes inspired by their own experiences.

Dinners & Events
The party doesn’t end until late! Whether it’s an intimate themed dinner or an extravagant bash, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival knows how to celebrate in true Southern style – and demonstrate the finer points of Southern hospitality. Kicking off with their signature Destination Delicious event on Thursday evening, the weekend will offer festive and interactive tasting events from Friday Lunch all the way to Sunday Brunch.

Each year, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival strives to bring passionate food and beverage supporters together for a decadent weekend while bringing awareness to the rich agriculture and rich talent of the South. Guests can mingle with other devotees and talent, all while eating and drinking their way through the South!

Through the ticket packages, food and drink lovers can customize their Atlanta Food & Wine Festival experience by joining us for a few hours, a day or even a weekend.

Can’t wait to dig in? Take a sneak peek at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s re-vamped website, partially launching today. Dive into this year’s stellar roster of talent and see who has been slated for this year’s esteemed Advisory Council celebrated by Woodford Reserve. For the full lineup, including Learning Experiences, Master Studios, Dinners and Events, visit the website March 15 when tickets go on sale.

Early bird tickets go on sale Friday, March 15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

CITY WINERY ANNOUNCES SPRING WINE DOWN WEEKENDS LINEUP

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

A Free Outdoor Local Concert Series Kicking Off On Friday, March 8, 2019

ATLANTA, GA – City Winery at Ponce City Market is thrilled to announce the return of Wine Down Weekends, a free music series held on the expansive, dog-friendly patio every Friday and Saturday this spring from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Kicking off on Friday, March 8th with a high-energy show from Lerogie, the series will take place through May 2019.

Featuring new faces, old favorites and plenty of wine to go around, the spring performer lineup of the biannual series includes: Lerogie (3/8); Joshua Ketchmark and Denny Smith (3/9); Farrel and Doug (3/15); The Scullin Fraser Duo (3/16); James Patrick Regan (3/22 and 3/23); Campbell Station (3/29 and 3/30); Francisco Vidal (4/5); How and Why (4/6); Justin Howl (4/12); Hulsey (4/19); DayShawn (4/20); Eric Burgett (4/26); Heidi and Friends (4/27); TBD (5/3); Joshua Ketchmark and Denny Smith (5/4); Lazybirds (5/10); Austin Coleman and Payton Kashdan (5/18); Cydnei Chyan (5/24); Bonnie Blue (5/25); Big Apple Village (5/26); and David Hyde, Zach Haines and Jon Oswald (5/27).

While enjoying Wine Down Weekends, music lovers can sip on wine from City Winery’s 315+ selection and enjoy signature cocktails and craft beers, while noshing on favorites from Executive Chef Mario Manzini’s menu of globally influenced and locally sourced cuisine. Four-legged patrons are also always welcome on the patio. The series is open to all ages and free to attend.

Full Lineup:
Friday, 3/8: Lerogie
Saturday, 3/9: Joshua Ketchmark & Denny Smith
Friday, 3/15: Farrel and Doug
Saturday, 3/16: The Scullin Fraser Duo
Friday and Saturday, 3/22 and 3/23: James Patrick Regan
Friday and Saturday, 3/29 and 3/30: Campbell Station
Friday, 4/5: Francisco Vidal
Saturday, 4/6: How and Why
Friday, 4/12: Justin Howl
Friday, 4/19: Hulsey
Saturday, 4/20: DayShawn
Friday, 4/26: Eric Burgett
Saturday, 4/27: Heidi & Friends
Friday, 5/3: TBD
Saturday, 5/4: Joshua Ketchmark & Denny Smith
Friday, 5/10: Lazybirds
Saturday, 5/18: Austin Coleman and Payton Kashdan
Friday, 5/24: Cydnei Chyan
Saturday, 5/25: Bonnie Blue (band)
Sunday, 5/26: Big Apple Village
Monday, 5/27: David Hyde, Zach Haines, & Jon Oswald

BON TON ATL MARDI GRAS PARTY 2019

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

Outdoor Party, Live Music, Costume Contest, Crawfish Boil, Boozy Snowballs, Drink Specials

Noon to Midnight

Grab your Krewe and head to Bon Ton on March 5 for some good ol’ fashion Mardi Gras fun!

Dress to impress and join them on the fattest Tuesday of the year from noon until midnight for an afternoon filled with $5 crawfish, boozy snowballs, costume contest, Abita Jockey Box and of course, plenty of beads. Did we mention that the winner of the costume contest will receive a trip to The Big Easy? Because the winner of the costume contest receives a trip to The Big Easy. Ree De La Vega will be DJing all day long with playlists more epic than a Bourbon Street parade.

Not sure about drinking on a Tuesday? It’s for charity! A portion of proceeds of all $3 Jell-O shots sold will benefit The Giving Kitchen. This is also your last chance to try the delicious cocktails on Bon Ton’s specialty Mardi Gras menu, which should be reason enough! The menu – inspired by New Orleans’s original krewes – features everything from frozen gin and matcha treats to coconut and black pepper infused bourbon delights. We’re having trouble picking just one!

4TH ANNUAL ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/24/19

Saturday, March 9th

Atlantic Station

The 4th annual Atlanta Brunch Fest will be held on Saturday, March 9th from 12-4pm, with VIP entry at 11am. Over 50 restaurants will be participating in the event and they will all bring their tastiest brunch items for the crowd to sample. There will be Bloody Mary’s, mimosas, Brunch Punch, as well as a selection of beer and wine to choose from. A live band and everyone’s favorite, DJ Q-Tip, will get the crowd moving. The list of restaurants and menu items will be added to the website soon.

TICKETS:

VIP tickets are $69 now, $79 after February 28th, and not available day of. VIP tickets include all of your drinks and unlimited food from the VIP tent. Bottomless Drink tickets are $45 now, $50 after February 28th and $60 the day of the event. Bottomless Drink tickets include all of your drinks. Food tastes from the restaurants are $3 each. General Admission tickets are $15 now, $20 after February 28th, and $25 the day of the event. General Admission tickets covers your entry; food and drinks are extra. Food is $3 per item and drinks are between $6-$8. More details and the link to tickets can be found at: http://atlantabrunchfestival.com

SERPAS TRUE FOOD’S FAT TUESDAY CELEBRATION 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/22/19

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:30-10pm

There isn’t a better spot in Atlanta to celebrate Fat Tuesday than Serpas True Food in the Old Fourth Ward. New Orleans born Chef Scott Serpas will offer a traditional Louisiana influenced menu true to his roots. Live music, decor, masks, beads and traditional hurricane specials at the bar. Also, don’t miss joining in with the kitchen, staff and guests for the Second Line at the end of the evening! Get in and celebrate the end of Mardi Gras before 40 days of good behavior! Here’s a sampling of the menu for the night:

MENU
(subject to change)
Here’s a taste of Chef Serpas’ Mardi Gras style menu including appetizers and mains…
Flash Fried Oysters
Crawfish Pie
Seafood Gumbo
Shrimp Po’boys
Crispy Pork Shoulder with Red Beans and Rice

Plus …Beignets and King Cake

Reservations are highly recommedend: 404.688.0040. In case you didn’t know, Mardi Gras has been a legal holiday in Louisiana since 1875.

16TH ANNUAL OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/21/19

Featuring a Full Day of Fun Including Live Music, Thousands of Pounds of Crawfish and Oysters, Cocktails, Pet-Friendly Seating and More!

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Beginning at 2 p.m.

Atlanta, GA — For the past 15 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Offering a day of Mardi Gras inspired fun on Saturday, March 2, 2019, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are flown in the night before in addition to live music, cocktails and more. Since crawfish is the main attraction, hungry partygoers can dive into mouthwatering platters including 1.5 pounds of piping hot and perfectly spiced boiled crawfish served with potatoes, corn and sausage. Additional food offerings include a dozen Gulf oysters on the half-shell, buckets of 18 steamed oysters with drawn butter, and a fried station with fried oysters, shrimp, gator bites, and chicken baskets served with crispy fries. Imbibers can wash it all down with specialty libations served in a souvenir cup like the Blue Balls Hurricane, Bayou Mule, Horny Gator, Bloody Marys, Mardi Gras Margaritas, frosty brews, and much more.

With breathtaking views of the Midtown skyline as an ideal backdrop for festival fun, live music will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will feature electrifying performances from DJ Raetone (2:30 p.m.), Blair Crimmins & The Hookers (3:30. p.m.), Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (5:30 p.m.), and Saved By The Band (7:30 p.m.). Then, DJ Raetone will take the stage again at 9 p.m., and keep the party rolling late into the night.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. While it’s an ages 21 and up event, children may be accompanied by a parent, and children 12 and under do not need to purchase a ticket. Lawn tickets are available for $7 and include all day entertainment and furry friends are welcome in grassy area. General Admission tickets are available beginning at $35 and include entry to the event, all day entertainment, and four booze and bite tickets. VIP tickets are available for $75 and include access to an exclusive entrance, all day entertainment, ten booze and bite tickets, private bars, exclusive seating and lounge area including fireplaces in the historic Park Tavern interior space, and indoor private restrooms. The event is rain or shine. To purchase tickets visit https://www.bigtickets.com/events/parktavern/oystercrawfish_2019.