Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/20/21

Supporting the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and Featuring Arches Brewery, Delicious Eats and More 

Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 2 p.m.  

For anyone who thrives off the nail biting experience of friendly competition, Red’s Beer Garden is teaming up with Atlanta’s own Arches Brewing to present the ultimate, local hot dog eating extravaganza during Independence Day weekend. The inaugural event is set to release the dogs at Red’s Beer Garden in Benteen Park on Saturday, July 3rd at 2 p.m.  Revelers, competitors, and their four-legged friends are invited to hang out in the newly expanded beer garden and sip on Arches Brewing craft beer.  Patrons are not only invited to embrace the aroma of Fripper’s hot dogs during the spectator-friendly competition, but can enjoy Red’s diverse selection of signature hot dog offerings, sandwiches, snacks, beverages and more.

Donating 10% of proceeds to the Autistic Self Advocacy, the opportunity to have fun in the sun for a great cause cannot be missed.  With Beer Bitch Podcast’s Caroline King as the Master of Ceremonies, the first place winner receives a $100 cash prize and the esteemed hot dog crown, the second place winner receives a $50 cash prize—both acquiring Arches Brewery beer and swag. With ten participation spots available, interested parties can register on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. at  The entry fee is $25 for ages 21 and up.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/14/21

Tre Vele, Italian Restaurant and Market, to Open Mid-Summer

Following the success of opening award-winning Buckhead restaurant Mission + Market, brothers Ryan and Jonathan Akly and Ian Winslade today announce their expansion into the Atlanta restaurant scene with new restaurant, Tre Vele. The new concept will open in the former {three} sheets location in Sandy Springs and will be a modern, elevated Italian restaurant specializing in handmade pasta as well as other classic Italian dishes.
In collaboration with Chef/Partner Ian Winslade, most notably of Mission + Market, Executive Chef Giancarlo Ruiz will be at the helm of Tre Vele. Ruiz touts vast experience in Italian cuisine with both his Italian heritage and culinary training in Florence where he lived for 16 years. Following his tenure under Italian chefs, Ruiz moved to Atlanta where he gained experience in some of Atlanta’s top restaurants, including Storico Fresco, before being appointed Executive Chef at the new concept.
Chef Giancarlo will be serving up classic Italian dishes with a modern twist including fresh house-made pasta courses like Cavatelli al Sugò D’agnello (homemade Cavatelli with lamb sugo) and Strozzapreti with vegan kale pesto. Guests can expect starters like fresh burrata with heirloom tomatoes and grilled baby artichokes with salsa verde. Mains will consist of items including Veal Milanese, Coda alla Vaccinara (braised oxtail with a red wine tomato sauce), and Red Snapper Acqua Pazza. The dessert selection will be comprised of items such as Basilico Panna Cotta finished with Saba and summer fruit Tiramisu.
Tre Vele features a 3,500SF dining room as well as a 1,500SF rooftop patio. The restaurant will also offer a 600SF Italian market and café, open for specialty coffee drinks and fresh pastries all day, and retailing house-made pastas, sauces, and prepared meals to go. In addition, the market will retail a specially curated selection of Italian wines while also hosting wine tastings, wine dinners, private events, and pasta-making classes.
Restaurants Consulting Group, Inc., an award-winning full-service design-build firm with a focus on hospitality, restaurant, bar, and nightclub design, led the interior design transformation of the space. At the helm, President of RCG, Tony Akly’s, vision has created a light-filled, bright atmosphere with inspiration from Italy seen throughout, from the plant-filled trellises on the ceiling to the Carrara marble accents. Elements of the market and café include a glass-enclosed pasta room upon entering where guests can observe Chef Giancarlo in action, retail wine, pasta, and dessert displays, design accents of white and black marble, and white ceramic walls accented by gold leaf mirrored backlit shelving. The dining room, featuring a 30-foot Carrera marble bar, is designed to be humble and exciting, inviting guests to meet up with friends and loved ones. The interior feel is warm yet striking with natural wood accents and bold geometric shapes all against a white background. Above the dining room, guests will find the rooftop terrace and bar, designed to create a continuous experience operating as additional dining and lounge areas. With seating for up to 90 guests, the rooftop bar is the perfect place to begin the night with an Aperitivo or end the night with a relaxing cocktail.
“While we are so proud of our long tenure running {three} sheets, we are very excited for this next chapter,” said partner and co-owner Jonathan Akly. “Like many in the industry, the pandemic brought upon challenges, especially for {three} sheets since its focus was hosting large corporate events and gatherings. Looking ahead, this presented us with the perfect opportunity to pursue this new endeavor. Additionally, Sandy Springs’ food and beverage offerings have transformed so much in the last few years, and we are excited to be a part of the evolution.”
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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/6/21

The Daily Draft first-anniversary celebration is here, and we want to give you an exclusive preview of the action…


Mayweather vs. Paul Live Exhibition

Sunday, June 6th:
Join us to watch retired champ Floyd Mayweather get back in the ring to take on Youtube sensation Logan Paul. The fight begins at 8 pm- get here early to claim your seat!


Burger and Brews
Monday, June 7th:
Get a first look at Terrapin’s June flight of-the-month (5-9 pm)
Win a pair of Braves Tickets
$12 Burger + Brew special all day long

Trivia and Tequila
Tuesday, June 8th:
Enjoy tastings by CaliFino Tequila (5-9 pm)
Tap into your inner geek at Trivia Night
Win a CaliFino prize package, including a bottle of handcrafted tequila


Wing Challenge Round 1

Wednesday, June 9th:
Sponsored by Dry County Brewing Co.
Enter the spice challenge at 7 pm to win a FREE pint (brewery onsite 5-9 pm)
Wednesday Wing Challenge winner will go head-to-head against kickboxing pro and MMA fighter Warren Thompson in Round 2 on Saturday, June 12th at 2 pm
Win awesome Dry County swag!

Georgia Tech Night
Thursday, June 10th:
Meet-and-greet with Georgia Tech football All-Star MVP, Joe Hamilton (6 pm)
Kids eat FREE from 5-9 pm (with purchase of an adult entree)
One lucky customer will win a $50 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Good



Friday, June 11th:
Cheer on your favorite teams to victory with a brew in hand!
Scofflaw Brewing Co. will be onsite for tastings from 5-9 pm
Win a Scofflaw Brewing Co. signature hammock

Challenger Saturday
Saturday, June 12th:
Check out our home run derby at Noon for a chance to win a Daily Draft gift card.
Watch our Spice Challenge Round 1 winner go head-to-head against Warren Thompson to be named the 1st Dry County Brewery Wing Challenge Champion and win an exclusive VIP brewery tour and Dry County merch! at 2 pm
Show your strength in our Steiner Challenge and win a Dry County Swag Bag and Daily Draft gift card at 3pm
Aiden Turner will be making a celebrity appearance from 3-5 pm- pop in for your chance to meet a TV star!
Grab a bite and a brew on your way to Woodstock’s Summer Concert Series (or check out our hot dog cart at the concert for some mid-show munchies!)



ft. All-Star Appearances & Grand Prize Giveaway
Sunday, June 13th:
New Realm Brewery will be onsite for tastings 6-8 pm
Join us on our final day of celebration as Coleman Rudolph makes an all-star appearance at 3 pm
Take your shot at the Grand Prize Giveaway, with prizes raffled off all day long!


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/2/21

Sunday, June 6, 2021 Beginning at 6 p.m. 
Firepit Pizza Tavern, a neighborhood staple located in the heart of Grant Park, is celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Sunday, June 6th beginning at 6 p.m.  Owned by Leslie Cohen, celebrity chef and winner of Food Network’s  “Cutthroat Kitchen”, and with acclaimed Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer at the helm of the kitchen, all ages are welcome to experience their Young, Wild & Three lively block party that includes an all-you-can eat buffet, cold brews courtesy of Wild Heaven Beer, music, free swag, and more beginning at 6 p.m.  Wristbands will be available to purchase for $20 upon arrival.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/1/21

Featuring More Than 50 Food Trucks, Cocktails, Live Music, Arts and Crafts and More 
Saturday, June 12, 2021 From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
Atlanta Creative Events has done it again. On June 12, 2021, festival lovers can indulge in the 6th annual Food-O-Rama Festival. Descending upon picturesque Piedmont Park on June 12, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., the annual food truck festival will host an array of savory and sweet offerings from all over the Southeast.  In addition to more than 50 food trucks, the festival will also showcase caterers, pop-up chefs, craft cocktails, local arts and crafts, live music, and more.  The festival is open to all ages and free to attend.  Guests ages 21 and up that would like to imbibe can purchase a wristband for $6.  A percentage of proceeds will go to The Street Food Coalition that gives grants to food truck owners facing medical emergencies and provides an up-to-date list of online databases, forums, and third-party service providers that assist with growing businesses.  For more information, visit or


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/21

– Local diners to enjoy pre-fix menu with Southern and Caribbean-themed dishes — 


On Tuesday, May 25, Atlantans can savor a carefully curated pre-fix menu inspired by southern cuisine and classics from Trinidad and Tobago. 

“The Mangrove Experience” will take place at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in West Midtown (1133 Huff Road). 

One of the city’s most notable chefs, Chef India, has grown a loyal following who regularly attend her pop-ups at popular establishments like Clermont Hotel as well as events for brands like Martell Cognac and Patron. 


The six-course, pop-up dinner will include:  


Bread & Sauces for the table

  • Pholourie Fritters, Cornbread, Pan-Fried Johnny Cakes

  • Honey Hot Sauce, Hot Pepper Sauce, Tamarind Sauce, Cucumber Chive Chutney


Pre-Fixe Dinner Menu

  1. Fried and Caramelized Trini-Chinese Style Chicken

  2. Smoked White Georgia Shrimp with Snow Crab, Cheesy Gouda Rice Grits, Confit Tomato Butter

  3. Guajillo Tamarind BBQ Beef Short Rib, Baked Mac N Cheese

  4. Snapper & Green Banana Run Down with Peppers, Dumplings, Curry Coconut Broth

  5. Spiced Rum Cake, Whipped Rum Cream, Torched Drunken Georgia Peaches

All dinner reservations require a $20 reservation deposit and will be $80 per person. Pescatarian and vegetarian dietary restrictions will be considered after the reservation deposit booking. Additionally, the pre-fix menu includes non-alcoholic beverages with cocktail pairing upgrades. 

This summer, Chef India will debut the first product from her Sauce Queen line, a Honey Hot Sauce. Guests at the event can revel in the sweet and spicy taste of Chef India’s debut sauce before it becomes available for purchase. 

For more information and reservations, visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/9/21

JF&CS (Jewish Family and Career Services) is large nonprofit operating out of the Dunwoody area that offers invaluable human services to people all over Atlanta. This month, JF&CS is holding a fundraiser that is perfect for Atlanta area foodies, The Tasting Card. For the $75 purchase of the virtual card, buyers will receive a 20% discount* at over 70 Atlanta area restaurants and specialty food providers for the 2-week period of May 10th -24th . Participating restaurants include popular eateries such as Grana, Ecco, C&S Seafood, and Bistro Niko, just to name a few. All coupons and the virtual card are housed on our app, The Tasting Card, available for free download on the App Store and Google Play. All proceeds of the card purchase go towards JF&CS’s Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program, a nonsectarian program designed to help adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities live as independently as possible in shared homes with 24-hr care. They can learn basic life skills, build friendships, and receive the care and support they need. The card is also designed to help bring increased business to these local restaurants who have suffered during COVID-19.

For more information, to see a list of participating restaurants, and to purchase your card, visit To learn more about the Z-H ILP and JF&CS’s services, please visit Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful cause and these amazing restaurants!

*Discount exclusive of alcohol, additional restrictions may apply


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/4/21

Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 9

Various Atlanta Locations Below

Monsters of Smoke Tour by Ardbeg, the Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky


Ardbeg will be dispensing drams to smoky whisky lovers throughout Georgia. Two oversized all-terrain tactical vehicles, appropriately named Wee Beastie and An Oa will offer tastings, surprises, giveaways, and Augmented Reality photo opportunities for participants. Whether or not you are a fan of peated malts, this experiential tour presented by Ardbeg will be fun, interactive, and Covid compliant.  This is the perfect opportunity for whisky, spirits, and cocktail enthusiasts to experience a whisky with over 200 years of history. Attendants must be 21 or older to participate.



5/6 Thursday, 4 PM to 7 PM

Local Vine (3101 COBB PKWY SE ATLANTA GA 30339)


5/7 Friday, 12 NN to 3 PM

Jax Buford (2437 HANCOCK DRIVE BUFORD GA 30519)


5/7 Friday, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM



5/8 Saturday, 12 NN to 2 PM



5/8 Saturday, 4 PM to 7PM



5/9 Sunday, 12 NN to 3 PM



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/2/21

Spring Events, and Spring Fling Live Music Fridays

During the normal operating hours throughout the week, The Collective Food Hall runs a chef-driven dining oasis powered by some of ATL’s most popular chefs and food brands. Chef Hector of El Super Pan fame has his El Burro Pollo concept in full swing serving burritos, ceviches, and other goodies alongside a fully stocked bar. Aviva by Kameel, ATL’s most highly rated restaurant, is headed by Chef Kameel and his son Nas as they continue to dish out the same signature unbeatable Mediterranean cuisine they are so well known for. Poke Burri, the most award-winning poke brand ever, is offering their standard menu coupled with location-exclusive secret menu items that have given them a social media cult following. Wildleaf Salads is steady slinging salad goodness that is giving the neighborhood a much-needed source of green goodness. Additionally, By Weight and Measure (a new cocktail bar concept by the good folks behind Joystick Bar and Georgia Beer Garden) and Smo’Que Burger (another new concept, offering a mixture of southern-inspired BBQ and classic hamburger dishes) will be opening soon as well.
Past that culinary roster, The Collective Food Hall is proud to announce a brand new lineup of programming and happenings! Our events page on site lists a slew of streaming for sports, entertainment, and more on the 50 foot wide BIG SCREEN media wall we have in the plaza area of the space. Some of the upcoming highlights include watch parties for Atlanta United and The Kentucky Derby!
The most exciting programing “hitting our stage” though, is our preeminent Spring Fling Live Music Fridays starting this week on 4/30 with concerts running throughout the month of May until 5/28. Ante/Meridien Records has partnered with The Collective Food Hall to curate a stunning queue of talented musicians to perform each Friday night in the heart of our venue for the next several weeks. Amelia, one of ATL’s most exciting new singers, is the “headliner” and will be performing a full set of signature songs, covers, and medleys on 5/7. A list of all the artists can also be found below, including their social channels and links to their music. Each concert will start at 6:00pm and then run again featuring another artist at 7:15pm. The beauty of those performance times is that the golden hour from the sunset is happening around then creating a gorgeous, warm glow throughout the plaza and inside the food hall space. And of course, all of our vendors will be available with tasty food and yummy drinks to enjoy before, during, and after the performances!
Oh, yeah- bright, colorful, spring-time-themed floral fixtures have been added throughout the entire space to help create a secret garden escape in the heart of midtown! Orchids, wisteria, eucalyptus, and more now cover every nook and cranny offering tons of “Instagram-able” backdrops for your digital documenting delights.
Artist Spotify/ YouTube links:


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/21

From May 1-28, Bring Any Bottled or Canned Margarita to the Post Meridiem Production Facility and Receive

a Real Lime Juice Margarita in Exchange

Event: Trade-Up Day: Saturday, May 1

Noon – 4pm

 Atlanta-based Post Meridiem Spirit Co. is on a mission to help its hometown trade up from poor-quality, premade margaritas. No longer should they settle for artificial ingredients and sub-par flavor. Instead, Atlantans should expect a bar-quality cocktail made with 100% real lime juice and tequila – even if the margarita just so happens to come in a can.

As the first and only canned cocktail company to use 100% real lime juice in its margaritas, Post Meridiem champions the difference that real ingredients make in a cocktail. So intent is the Post Meridiem team on saving Atlantans from bad, premixed margaritas, the brand is offering consumers a free upgrade to experience the real ingredient difference firsthand. From May 1-28, bring in the empty container from any premade margarita and receive The Real Lime Juice Margarita from Post Meridiem in return. In fact, people can hand over any empty canned cocktail and Post Meridiem will trade up their beverage for a better one from its own lineup.

“The vast majority of ready-to-drink cocktails are full of artificial ingredients and, as a result, frankly don’t taste very good,” said Post Meridiem Co-Founder Andrew Rodbell. “One of the worst offenders is the premade margarita. Until recently, nearly every premixed margarita has used some combination of artificial lime flavoring. If the package doesn’t mention ‘100% real lime juice,’ it’s not in there. That means drinks with ‘lime,’ ‘natural lime’ and ‘lime with natural flavors’ aren’t made with real lime juice as a primary ingredient. People deserve better. That’s why we developed our Real Lime Juice Margarita with just three, perfectly balanced ingredients: silver tequila, orange curacao and 100% real lime juice – the way we believe a margarita should be made.”

How to Trade Up:

  • From noon-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, May 1-28, bring your go-to, canned boozy beverage to the Post Meridiem production facility (1303 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318).
  • Hand over the empty can or bottle.
    • Receive a free Post Meridiem Real Lime Juice Margarita (or another of the brand’s canned cocktails – consumer’s choice).
  • Shake, pour over ice and experience a better premade margarita.

Free Event: Trade-Up Day

To kick off its monthlong campaign to bring Atlantans the margarita they deserve, Post Meridiem will host Trade-Up Day, a free, outdoor event from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the Post Meridiem production facility (1303 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). On this day, the first 50 people who trade up their canned cocktail of choice will receive not just the Real Lime Juice Margarita but the complete Post Meridiem suite of five authentic cocktails. The event will feature guided tastings, music, interactive experiences and a few surprises throughout the day – all observing social distancing, proper mask usage and other safety precautions.


About Post Meridiem Spirit Co.: The inspiration for Post Meridiem came from a recurring question asked between long-time friends Andrew Rodbell and Charles Sain: “Why can’t I get a good cocktail here?” Frustrated by the general lack of quality cocktail options, the pair founded Post Meridiem in 2017, and, in 2019, they launched the brand’s suite of ready-to-serve, bar-quality cocktails, which they manufacture in a dedicated facility in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The brand is available for online purchase and delivery to 33 states and Washington D.C. as well as being offered in retail outlets where liquor is sold throughout Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. For more information, please visit and follow along for updates on Instagram.

The Line-Up:

The Real Lime Juice Margarita

27.5% ALC/VOL, 55 Proof

1 2/3oz Silver Tequila

1 oz Orange Curacao

3/4oz 100% Real Lime Juice

The Double Old Fashioned

37% ALC/VOL, 74 Proof

3 oz Straight Bourbon Whiskey

4 Dashes Blend of Three Bitters

1/3 oz Demerara Syrup

Orange Zest Oil


The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet

25% ALC/VOL, 50 Proof

2 oz Vodka

2/3 oz 100 % Real Lime Juice

2/3 oz Cane Sugar Syrup

Lemongrass Oil


The 1944 Mai Tai

23.5% ALC/VOL, 47 Proof

1 1/2 oz Blend of Caribbean Rums

3/4 oz 100% Real Lime Juice

2/3 oz Orange Curacao

1/2 oz Almond Orgeat

The No. Four Daiquiri

27% ALC/VOL, 54 Proof

2 oz Silver & West Indies Rums

1/3 oz Italian Maraschino Liqueur

2/3 oz 100% Real Lime Juice

1/3 oz Cane Sugar Syrup