SOUPER JENNY & THE FARMER FUND’S “BIG NIGHT”

Friday, January 29th at 7pm

Location: Souper Jenny, Westside

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/24/16

SOUPER JENNY & THE FARMER FUND’S “BIG NIGHT”:

DINNER AND A MOVIE AT SOUPER JENNY BENEFITING THE FARMER FUND

On Friday, Jan. 29th at 7pm, join The Farmer Fund and Souper Jenny Westside (1082 Huff Road NW) for a screening of “Big Night,” the story of two brothers trying to save their family’s Italian restaurant, and an authentic Italian meal. Priced at $75 per person, tickets include food and beverage and may be purchased here. All proceeds benefit The Farmer Fund.

ABOUT THE FARMER FUND 
An Atlanta nonprofit founded last year to serve Metro Atlanta farmers in the face of natural disaster, such as flooding or tornados. They help local farmers get back on their feet by providing grants through donations and fundraising. Darla Synnestvedt (Director of Catering and Events at Farm Burger) and Lauren Carey (Executive Director of Peachtree Road Farmers Market) founded the nonprofit to serve the farmers that feed Atlanta’s families. The group hosted a successful launch party in August 2015, raising over $30,000 to help local farmers get back on their feet after sudden natural disasters. The event also showcased their first fundraiser: a newly revealed 2016 calendar featuring photos of Atlanta’s chefs in nothing but aprons with the farmers who grow their food.

CELEBRATE THE COCKENTRICE’S ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Monday, January 18th at 7pm

Location: The Cockentrice

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/16/16

 

Featuring a Live Swing Band, Complimentary Selections from the New Tavern Menu, Creative Craft Cocktails and More

Atlanta, Georgia (January 15, 2016) – Megan and Kevin Ouzts, the dynamic husband and wife team behind The Spotted Trotter, The Cockentrice and Frankly, are hosting an unforgettable one-year anniversary celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 7 to 10 p.m. for their popular new American charcuterie restaurant located at Krog Street Market. Featuring a live swing band, Caleb Warren and The Perfect Gentlemen, revelers are invited to mix and mingle and be the first to explore an array of complimentary selections from The Cockentrice’s new Tavern Menu. Of course, the bar will be open and showcasing The Cockentrice’s creative craft cocktail menu and signature favorites. The Cockentrice’s one-year anniversary celebration is open to the public simply by RSVPing to events@thespottedtrotter.com.

Opening in January 2016, The Cockentrice is a celebration of charcuterie and meat cookery, melding traditional and modern cooking techniques plucked from the rich heritage of the Southern United States and beyond.  Open in Krog Street Market in Atlanta, Ga. and owned and led by Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts, the new American charcuterie restaurant features a decisive menu utilizing the preeminent ingredients he has become known for at The Spotted Trotter. With on-site butchers purveying the finest pastured meats and cheese mongers partnering hand-in-hand with premium local dairies, it’s The Cockentrice’s mission to pay tribute to the farmers and its fiercely supportive food community by making food the right way with every dish.

“Surviving year one for any business is a feat, but that is especially true when you’re opening up your first restaurant during the height of what we would call Atlanta’s dining renaissance that occurred last year.  We couldn’t let this milestone pass without celebrating the customers, vendors, and employees who made this all possible.  We’re looking forward to 2016 and beyond,” says Chef Ouzts.

In conjunction with the one-year anniversary, The Cockentrice has launched a new Tavern Menu. Geared towards their bustling bar crowd and available at all times, including late night, the Tavern Menu is sure to become a fast favorite with a selection of items for $10 to $15 including Spotted Trotter Andouille Crusty Mac and Cheese; Sweet Potato Pillows in Bacon Caramel, Super Green Food Slaw with Toasted Almonds; Kale and Swiss Chard, and The B. A. Baracus (Bacon and Apple) Grilled Cheese. For 2016, Chef Ouzts has also revamped the dinner menu, creating accessible and affordable menu for all tastes, and will continue to offer weekend brunch, a 5-course Tuesday Tasting menu for $35, half price wine on Wednesdays, and Charcuterie Happy Hour every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Cockentrice is located at Krog Street Market, 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.  For more information, visit thecockentrice.com or call 470.428.2733. Stay connected on Twitter at @cockentrice, on Instagram at @thecockentrice and Facebook at www.facebook.com/thecockentrice.

OLD FOURTH WARD GIN LAUNCH PARTY AT LADYBIRD GROVE & MESS HALL

Thursday, January 21st at 7pm

Location: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Posted by John and Liz Attaway, 1/12/16

 

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is hosting a launch party to debut Old Fourth Distillery’s newly released gin on Thursday, January 21st, from 7-10pmThe evening will feature a special menu of O4D gin cocktails, discounted bar snacks, and live music from Sweet Auburn String Band. The founders of O4D will also be in attendance.

Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant to open along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, at mile marker 9.25. An in-town home away from home for Atlanta’s adventure seekers, Ladybird offers elevated campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, and focuses on sharable dishes that rotate based on local availability. The beverage program features  craft cocktails, wine, local beer, alongside housemade juices and sodas.
Old Fourth Distillery was started by childhood friends who decided to open Atlanta’s first distillery since 1906, taking a neighborhood centric sustainable approach to creating the finest spirits available at any price. O4D uses sustainable non-GMO sugar cane to make its vodka, using less energy and creating zero waste. Old 4th distillery’s only byproduct is pure, distilled water. Their cane sugar base and hands on approach creates a naturally gluten free vodka with a soft, round mouthfeel and a subtle caramelized sugar aroma. Their Southern Dry Gin is vapor infused with only the finest fresh botanicals. Every bottle of O4D is made by hand in their 1100 square foot distillery in the Old Fourth Ward. Three people create the fermentations, do the distillations, bottle, and package every drop of the signature vodka and gin. O4D uses a custom, handmade CARL copper still.

CYPRESS STREET PINT AND PLATE’S LAID BACK NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/15
RING IN 2016 AT CYPRESS STREET PINT AND PLATE’S LAID BACK NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
 
College Football, Midnight Breakfast Buffet, a Champagne Toast and More!
 
Thursday, December 31, 2015 Beginning at 7 P.M.

Not in the mood for glitz, glamour and balloon drops this New Year’s Eve? Head to Cypress Street Pint and Plate, one of Atlanta’s most cherished neighborhood haunts, for its ‘Laid Back New Year’s Eve’ celebration on Thursday, December 31, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m.  Revelers are invited to belly up to the bar, sit by the fire pit, and mix and mingle with friends while watching college football and taking advantage of $2 SweetWater IPA pints and $5 well drinks. Cypress will also ring in 2016 with a champagne toast and a midnight buffet for partygoers.  Tickets are available at the door the night of event for $15 for ages 21 and up. For more information, visit www.cypressbar.com, or call 404.815.9243.

About Cypress Street Pint and Plate:
Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta, Georgia. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight.  Every Tuesday, Cypress Street’s resident Beer Geek, Rob Merrick, hosts Beer Geek Tuesday – a casual exploration of all things beer including food and beer pairings to rare casks and tap takeovers.  For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404.815.9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter at @CypressStreet and Facebook at Facebook.com/CypressStreet.

INAUGURAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT THE COCKENTRICE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/15
THE COCKENTRICE PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
 
A Roaring ‘20s Themed Evening of Drinking, Dining, and Dancing!
Thursday, December 31, 2015 Beginning at 7 P.M.

Join The Cockentrice on Thursday, December 31, 2015 for a ‘Roaring’ 20s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Kicking off at 7 p.m., revelers will be greeted with punch and a charcuterie reception. While The Micah Cadwell Trio sets the soundtrack for the evening with live jazz, guests will dine on a Grand Tasting Dinner featuring three-courses with wine pairings created by Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts.  Following dinner, guests will be treated to dessert and after dinner drinks before hitting the dance floor. At midnight, a champagne toast and balloon drop will ring in 2016. Reservations are required and $150 per person by calling 470.428.2733. VIP tables and large group reservations are also available. For more information, visit thecockentrice.com.

About The Cockentrice:
A celebration of charcuterie and meat cookery, The Cockentrice melds traditional and modern cooking techniques plucked from the rich heritage of the Southern United States and beyond.  Open in Krog Street Market in Atlanta, Ga. and owned and led by Executive Chef Kevin Ouzts, the new American charcuterie restaurant features a decisive menu utilizing the preeminent ingredients he has become known for at The Spotted Trotter. With on-site butchers purveying the finest pastured meats and cheese mongers partnering hand-in-hand with premium local dairies, it’s The Cockentrice’s mission to pay tribute to the farmers and its fiercely supportive food community by making food the right way with every dish.  The restaurant also has an expansive patio and a full bar featuring craft cocktails, local brews, wine and more. The Cockentrice is located at Krog Street Market, 99 Krog Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.  For more information, visit thecockentrice.com or call 470.428.2733.

RING IN 2016 AT RED PEPPER TAQUERIA IN BUCKHEAD

Thursday, December 31st at all day and into the night

Location: Red Pepper Taqueria

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/15
RING IN 2016 AT RED PEPPER TAQUERIA IN BUCKHEAD
Head to Red Pepper Taqueria in Buckhead this New Year’s Eve for an unforgettable, casual fiesta featuring live music, delicious Mexican cuisine, drinks and more.  Throughout the day, Red Pepper will be serving up $2 shots of MB Blanco Tequila, Fireball, and Coldcock, and $3 Tecate Beer, and select craft beer and $6 House Margaritas.  From 4 to 6 p.m. revelers and can enjoy a dozen Oysters for just $7 and $5 Skinny Margaritas. The live music kicks off at 9 p.m. and the full dinner menu will also be available.

About Red Pepper Taquería:
With two Atlanta locations, Red Pepper Taquería is considered one of Atlanta’s top dining destinations for Mexican cuisine. A direct reflection of Executive Chef and Owner Mimmo Alboumeh’s dedication and passion for always going above and beyond, Red Pepper Taquería features an impressive menu using only the finest and freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients and also offers an expansive tequila selection, local craft beers, signature cocktails and more.  Red Pepper Taquería is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends and is located at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and in Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305.  For more information, please visit www.eatredpepper.com.  Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @redpepperatl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta.

STK ATLANTA’S ‘EYES WIDE SHUT’ NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/15

JOIN STK ATLANTA FOR AN ‘EYES WIDE SHUT’ CELEBRATION THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE 

Featuring a Special Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner, Wine Pairings, Live Entertainment, a Champagne Toast, DJ and More 

Thursday, December 31, 2015 Beginning at 5:30 P.M.

On New Year’s Eve, STK Atlanta will transform its stylish lounge and dining room into a private lair for its “Eyes Wide Shut” celebration where revelers are invited to indulge in an extravagant evening filled will mouthwatering cuisine, libations, live entertainment, a DJ, party favors, and more.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., partygoers are invited to celebrate in the lounge or take advantage of three seating options for Executive Chef Alba’s specialty prix fixe menu featuring three delectable courses, and a wine pairing option. Seatings are available between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. for $75 or $125 with the wine pairing option. Diners wishing to ring in 2016 at STK Atlanta, can take advantage of dinner reservations starting at 9:30 p.m. for $100 or $150 with wine pairings and will be treated to complimentary masks, midnight toast, and a few extra surprises.  Reservations for the prix-fixe dinner seating options are required and can be placed by calling 404-793-0144 or by emailing TOGReservations@togrp.com.  For more information please visit www.stkhouse.com.

 

 

Eyes Wide Shut New Year’s Eve Menu

Amuse Bouche 

~ First Course ~

Choice of

Butternut Squash Soup

Caramelized Apples / Maple Crème Fraiche

Seared Jumbo Gulf Shrimp

Warm Fingerling Potato Salad / Grain Mustard / Romesco

Maine Sea Scallops

Parsnip / Grapes / Capers / Brown Butter

Country Style Pork Terrine

Pickled Vegetables / Grain Mustard Crème Fraiche

~ Second Course ~

Choice of

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

Celeriac Puree / Heirloom Carrots / Chanterelle Mushrooms / Cabernet Reduction

Halibut

Quinoa Salad / Basil Puree / Yuzu Butter

Seared Lamb Loin

Gnocchi / Cippolini Onions / Sweet Peas / Mint Jus

Roasted Pheasant Breast

Confit-Sweet Potato Hash / Dried Fruit Mostarda / Truffle Jus

~ Third Course ~

Dessert Platter for Two

 House Made Mini Popsicle

Champagne Float

Pistachio Cake

Raspberry Mousse / Champagne Glaze / Tangerine Sorbet

 

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake

Caramelized Pears

ABOUT STK: 
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect atmosphere. STK has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, and Milan with additional locations coming soon to Dallas, Toronto, and Orlando. For more information about STK, please visit www.stkhouse.com.

STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta and Instagram at @eatstk #stkatlanta.

LADYBIRD TO OPEN “GROVE” OUTDOOR SPACE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/13/15

TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING, LADYBIRD TO OPEN “GROVE” OUTDOOR SPACE ALONG THE BELTLINE IN LATE JANUARY 2016

 

Restaurant’s Outdoor Space Will Be Transformed to House Outdoor Bar Inside a Vintage Camper, Seating For 120, Teepees, Ping Pong, & More

 

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall—the Atlanta restaurant and bar that opened in September of 2014 and serves campfire-inspired cuisine—will expand to include a more than 4000-square-foot outdoor “grove” with a bar. Located at Mile Marker 9.25, Ladybird was the first outdoor-oriented restaurant to open on the Atlanta BeltLine’s acclaimed Eastside Trail. The BeltLine is a former 22-mile industrial rail corridor that has recently been transformed into a popular and extensive city loop, with bike paths, walking trails, public art exhibitions, and more.

 

After reaching an agreement with the BeltLine to activate the property adjacent to the restaurant, Ladybird is planning to begin landscape work this month on what will informally be known as “the Grove.” This component was part of owner Michael Lennox’s original vision for the restaurant and will be a natural extension of the existing space and patio. The design will further crystallize Ladybird’s aesthetic, which takes cues from national parks, camping, and westward travels.

 

Plans for the Grove include flanking its four corners with large teepees, each with seating for four to six people. Ladybird’s outdoor seating will be more than doubled. Expect patio furniture arranged in clusters with Adirondack chairs and retro metal gliders, as well as a number of communal, beer garden tables. The dog-friendly space will be just inches from the BeltLine, welcoming passersby and serving as a spot to hang out and people-watch. An abundance of bike racks will be available for guests arriving on two wheels. A vintage camper will house the Grove’s outdoor bar, and strands of string lights will illuminate two Ping-Pong tables for nighttime games. Live musical performances will be a regular weekend feature.

 

Intended as a natural retreat to enjoy the outdoors, the Grove will serve a separate drinks-only menu, including bottled cocktails. Ladybird’s full food and drinks menu will continue to be offered throughout the rest of the restaurant.

RENDERING OF GROVE BY LAUREN ASHLEE SEABOLT

 

ABOUT LADYBIRD GROVE & MESS HALL

Opened in 2014, Ladybird is located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE. It is the first outdoor-oriented restaurant and bar to open along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, at Mile Marker 9.25. An in-town home away from home for Atlanta’s adventure seekers, Ladybird offers elevated campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, and focuses on sharable dishes that rotate based on local availability. The beverage program features craft cocktails, wine, local beer, alongside housemade juices and sodas. The restaurant has been featured in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Travel + Leisure, and many more.

 

www.ladybirdatlanta.com

CAMP OUT FOR CANCER AT RED PEPPER TAQUERIA

Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th at 11 am

Location: Red Pepper Taqueria Briarcliff

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/9/15

SURVIVOR RADIO FOUNDATION TO CAMP OUT FOR CANCER AT RED PEPPER TAQUERIA
 
Two-Day Fundraising Event at the Briarcliff Location Beginning Friday, December 11, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia (December 7, 2015) – Survivor Radio, a Georgia 501c3 Not-For-Profit Corporation, will be “Camping Out For Cancer” at Red Pepper Taqueria’s Briarcliff location this Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015. The two-day fundraising event will help raise money and gifts for children with cancer during the holiday season. Patrons are encouraged to drop off a monetary donation and/or an unwrapped toy in exchange for a complimentary queso dip and bring pictures of loved ones with cancer, which will be displayed on the Survivor Radio tent.

Survivor Radio, a digital station featuring an upbeat mix of music across multiple formats and talk content that includes the sharing of personal stories about cancer, interviews, and information about the latest in cancer research and treatment, will be streaming live throughout the two-day fundraiser.  An inspirational celebration of all cancer survivors and everyone who has family, friends or loved ones who have been impacted by the disease, Survivor Radio continues to raise money for patients that may need help with medical bills, a ride to chemotherapy treatments, food, medicine or even help fulfilling a bucket list. The radio station component, located at www.survivorradio.org, is a connecting point for cancer survivors and fighters and those who love them, and will offer support and encouragement to the entire Survivor Radio listener family.

For more information visit, www.survivorradio.org or email webmaster@survivorradio.org. The mobile app in the Google Play Store and the Apple app store is available for download, free of cost.

What:

Survivor Radio’s Camp Out for Cancer at Red Pepper Taqueria

When:  

Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015
11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 

Red Pepper Taqueria – Briarcliff
2149 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Connect:

Website – eatredpepper.com
Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta
Instagram & Twitter – @redpepperatl
About Red Pepper Taquería:
With two Atlanta locations, Red Pepper Taquería is considered one of Atlanta’s top dining destinations for Mexican cuisine. A direct reflection of Executive Chef and Owner Mimmo Alboumeh’s dedication and passion for always going above and beyond, Red Pepper Taquería features an impressive menu using only the finest and freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients.  Red Pepper Taquería is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends and is located at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and in Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305.  For more information, please visit www.eatredpepper.com.  Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @redpepperatl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta.

SECOND SELF ‘TILL NEXT YEAR TOURS

Friday, December 18th and Saturday, December 19th at 6pm and 1 pm

Location: Second Self

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/6/2015

Fri, Dec. 18th (6–9pm) & Sat., Dec. 19th (1–4pm)

 

 

Second Self will host one last weekend “hurrah” before temporarily halting their tasting room hours this winter to undergo construction. They’re tapping the below brews from over the past year to celebrate. Meatballerz food truck will be on site during Friday’s tours and coffee from Land of a Thousand Hills will be at the brewery for purchase on Saturday. $12 tours include a tasting of up to 36 oz. of beer samples.

 

BEER ON TAP:

  • Red Hop Rye
  • Thai Wheat
  • Olde Oyl
  • Molè Porter
  • Devil’s Molè
  • Gose
  • Four Roses Barrel Aged Red Hop Rye
  • Smooth Ambler 7 Year Rye Barrel Aged Red Hop Rye
  • Smooth Ambler 10 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Hop Rye
  • Smooth Ambler 7 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Hop Rye
  • Four Roses Barrel Aged Bleeding Heart
  • Four Roses Barrel Aged Mole Porter

 

About Second Self Beer Company

 

Founders Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle started Second Self as a home brewing experiment ten years ago, and released their highly acclaimed beers to the public in fall 2014. The two met in college at Georgia Tech and bonded over a shared passion for good beer. Chris went on to work at Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewery and earned his certificate from the American Brewers Guild Craft Brewers Apprenticeship program. Jason has a background in food and business. Second Self’s beers are brewed with only fresh ingredients like blue ginger and lemongrass (never dried ingredients or extracts), and each brew is designed to be paired with food. After a successful first year in business, they recently announced expansion plans for 2016. Please see here for a press release. Second Self’s brewery is located at 1311 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA.

 

www.secondselfbeer.com