POST MERIDIEM SPIRIT COMPANY AWARDED BEST IN CLASS FOR INTO THE NIGHT ESPRESSO MARTINI AT SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/6/22

New Canned Cocktail Wins in Classic RTD Cocktail Category, Over 110 Entrants
 
Atlanta’s Hometown Cocktail Company Espresso Martini Available for Pre-Order Now
Post Meridiem Spirit Co., a brand founded on the principles of authenticity, transparency, and uncompromising quality, has yet again proven they hold the recipe for success. Post Meridiem is excited to announce that after winning a Double Gold for their Into the Night Espresso Martini, the cocktail has been awarded Best in Class for the Classic RTD Cocktail category at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition, the most prestigious competition in the industry.
Surpassing over 110 other entrants, Post Meridiem’s Espresso Martini found itself up against one other finalist in the category- its own Double Old Fashioned, before taking home the spirit industry’s most prestigious accolade. The ‘coffeehouse meets cocktail bar’ beverage is made with a blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, and 100% Arabica cold brew coffee- with naturally occurring caffeine for a rich, creamy, balanced, and delicious drink that is at once energizing and intoxicating. Like each of their cocktails, this on-trend addition to the Post Meridiem cocktail line is produced exclusively in Atlanta with 100% real ingredients at the correct proportions.
“Our Espresso Martini was a challenging cocktail to develop – it took two years to get it right,” says Post Meridiem Spirit Company co-founder Andrew Rodbell. “It’s not often you are recognized as the world’s best at anything. It’s amazing and humbling validation that real ingredients do taste better, and our no-compromise approach is what sets us apart.”
Post Meridiem, Atlanta’s Hometown Cocktail Company, will be accepting pre-orders of their Espresso Martini beginning the week of June 27th through its website, www.postmeridiemspirits.com, with expectations of delivery in the second half of July. The brand will also be available out of the lobby of their production facility in Atlanta, GA, before widespread distribution in late July alongside their already available award-winning canned cocktails, including The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The Modern Classic Cosmopolitan, The London Dry Southside, The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet, The 1944 Mai Tai, and The No. Four Daiquiri. The full lineup is also available for direct-to-consumer shipping to 28 states via the brand’s website. Post Meridiem Spirit Company is located at 1209 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, visit postmeridiemspirits.com.

THE WOODALL UNCORKS TRIONE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER ON MAY 25

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Westside Eatery Collaborates with Sonoma Winery for a

Wine-and-Dine Experience to Remember                   

Executive chef John Metz invites guests to the Woodall for an exceptional wine dinner experience with Trione Vineyards & Winery on Wednesday, May 25. Metz and chef de cuisine Karl Gorline will take guests on a culinary cultural journey with a five-course menu paired with wines from Sonoma’s Trione Vineyards & Winery.

Family-owned and operated Trione Vineyards & Winery is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Three generations of the Trione family have owned and cultivated nearly 600 acres of vineyards in three prime appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma Coast.

The cost of the dinner with pairings is $125 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations can be made by emailing thewoodallatl@metzcorp.com.

MENU:                         

Amuse-bouche

Crab tartlet garnished with yuzu, apple, and radish

First Course

Trout belly ceviche garnished with honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and fennel

2021 Trione Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

Roasted chicken chawanmushi served “hiyashi” style with consommé,

red shrimp, mushrooms, and edamame

Trione 2018 Chardonnay

Third Course

Kurobuta pork short rib with a spicy and smoky black mole sauce,

corn panisse, and chickpea and corn relish

Trione 2017 Pinot Noir

Fourth Course

Prime strip steak with pommes paolo and a classic French bordelaise sauce

Trione 2016 Henry’s Blend

Fifth Course

Whipped kabocha squash custard with yogurt sorbet, a crispy pavlova, and sumac

Trione 2015 Syrah

MILTON’S GARDEN DINNER SERIES INTRODUCES: FOR THE LOVE OF VEGETABLES JUNE 12

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Treasured Crabapple Eatery Announces a Special Vegetarian Edition

of the Beloved Garden Dinner Series

Executive chef Derek Dollar is hosting a one-of-a-kind vegetarian dining experience at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. For the Love of Vegetables is a special edition of Milton’s beloved garden dinner series that will ensue on June 12. Guests are invited to experience vibrant, fresh flavors paired with biodynamic wines to create an unforgettable evening.

Dinner begins with a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres and libations in Milton’s Acre, where attendees receive an exclusive tour of the garden. Guests then retire to an outdoor, beautiful four-course dinner with vegetables front and center, accompanied by natural, sustainable wines.

Tickets are $140 per person (including wine, tax, and gratuity) and can be purchased online in advance. Tickets cannot be refunded within 48 hours of the event and are not transferrable for other dates. The garden dinners are rain or shine events.

ROOFTOP L.O.A. OFFSETS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT WITH SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES & GREEN TECHNOLOGY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

Solar Hybrid System Supplements Over 15 Percent of Energy for the Restaurant, Pool + Grove and Smart Windows Increase Efficiency by up to 20 Percent

 Rooftop L.O.A., the soon-to-open, world-class resort-style Restaurant, Pool, and Grove atop The Interlock in West Midtown, is equipped with state-of-the-art green technology designed to increase efficiency for the entire rooftop. Situated nine stories above Atlanta lies a 38,000-square-foot rooftop featuring a 118-kW solar hybrid system, which heats the 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool and provides electricity throughout the rooftop, plus self-tinting windows and doors that change intelligently throughout the day based on real-time conditions and increasing efficiency.

The solar hybrid system, which consists of 77 interconnected panels spread out across two roofs and represents a $550,000 investment for Slater Hospitality, is unique for hospitality and culinary concepts. While solar panels are becoming more typical for commercial buildings and offices, carbon offsets via solar panels are quite uncommon for restaurants and resorts. Rooftop L.O.A.’s innovative solar hybrid system supports electricity and hot water for the entire rooftop, which includes the 8,000-square-foot full-service Restaurant and three bars throughout. Their sustainable efforts designated Rooftop L.O.A. as a Green Energy Project by the Small Business Administration.

Another element of the rooftop’s sustainability is View Smart Windows. Not only do the windows increase energy efficiency by up to 20 percent and reduce cooling cost by up to 30 percent, but they also increase access to natural light and unobstructed, 360° views of Atlanta’s skyline. By eliminating the need for blinds and shades, and minimizing heat and glare, the Rooftop L.O.A. guest experience is comfortable and sophisticated. Complete with car charging stations in the parking garage, the entire Interlock property is tech-forward.

“As we began concepting for Rooftop L.O.A., it was important to us to consider our environmental impact and we had the opportunity to take an innovative approach in creating this space from scratch,” said Slater Hospitality CFO, Brett Hull-Ryde. “We wanted to be efficient and sustainable, all while remaining aligned to our ‘people-first’ value, which is at the center of everything we do at Slater Hospitality.”

Rooftop L.O.A. is also minimizing single-use plastic with pasta straws and Vero Water for premium filtered water without the plastic bottle and the waste. Furthermore, L.O.A. staff uniforms supplied by Alex Crane are made with 100% sustainably sourced linen, which is a renewable and natural material.

ENZO PRESENTS APERICENA AT THE GENERAL STORE AT SERENBE ON APRIL 24

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Latest Pop-Up Features Tapas-Style Menu with Wine Pairings

Sunday, April 24 3-7pm

Explore Enzo’s Northern Italian flavors at an Apericena pop-up at The General Store at Serenbe on Sunday, April 24. Apericena is an informal meal serving tapas-style food, and Enzo’s menu features a three-course menu paired with three wines.

The menu boasts a first course of oysters and bubbles followed by tuna tartare, hamachi crudu, beet caponata, and bruschetta paired with a robust white wine. The third course rounds out the meal with wood-grilled spiedini misti made with beef, sausage and seafood served with sauces and vegetables and paired with a light red wine.

Enzo’s Apericena runs 3-7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased online through Eventbrite.

Before Enzo—a new Northern Italy-inspired, chef-driven steakhouse and bar concept from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce—opens in the summer in the Town at Trilith, guests are experiencing the restaurant through catering and private events, pop-ups and special events, and grab-and-go and take-home dishes available through select retail partners. View catering options and Enzo At Home menus on Enzo’s website and follow Enzo on Facebook and Instagram or visit the website for happenings in the community.

SOUTHERN BELLE EXPLORES THE TRAILBLAZING WINE OF THE OREGON TRAIL ON APRIL 27

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

Grab a Glass and Head West as the Sommelier Team

Uncorks the Innovative Wine of Oregon

Wednesday, April 27 6:30-7:30pm

Southern Belle invites pioneers and pinot lovers alike to explore the wild West as it takes a deep dive into a variety of Oregon wines during the newest installation of its popular Travel in a Glass wine tasting event on Wednesday, April 27.

Guests will join Southern Belle and Georgia Boy’s sommelier team of Cate Hatch, Jordan Traylor, and Fred Torvik as they lead the trailblazing wine-tasting experience. Oregon has long been famous for its stunning pinot noirs, but there is much more to the story. Variety is the spice of the state these days, and guests will be shown a whole new world of innovation in winemaking.

Chef Joey Ward and his team will provide a variety of small bites to accompany the tasting, and attendees will have access to mixed-case discounts on all six featured wines. The cost to attend is $65 per person, and seats can be reserved online. Please note that Southern Belle is normally closed on Wednesdays, and no other food will be available for purchase.

Save the date for the next Travel in a Glass tasting on May 25, 2022.

FARMYARD CHOWDOWN 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/4/22

MILTON’S CUISINE & COCKTAILS USHERS IN SPRING

WITH ANNUAL FARMYARD CHOWDOWN ON APRIL 24

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 6-8 p.m.

Executive Chef Derek Dollar Celebrates the Season

with Delicious Food, Games, and Live Entertainment

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ executive chef Derek Dollar and his team are kicking things up a notch for this year’s Farmyard Chowdown on Sunday, April 24. Guests are invited to feast on fresh oysters, mussels, pickle-fried chicken, barbecue, and a low country seafood boil brimming with crawfish, crab legs, shrimp, and more. A live band, lawn games, and other activities add to the fun-filled evening.

Cost is $50 per person and $20 for children 12 and younger. Alcohol will be sold separately. Tickets may be purchased online and are not refundable within 48 hours of the event.

DINING OUT FOR LIFE 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/31/22

Open Hand Atlanta encourages the community to dine-in and give back for Dining Out For Life, April 27

 Annual fundraising event Dining Out For Life returns April 27 to support Open Hand Atlanta. Atlantans are encouraged to dine-in at one of the more than 50 participating restaurants or enjoy take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery.

Since 1993, Atlanta-area restaurants have joined together in raising over $3 million in support of Open Hand’s mission to provide community members with healthy meals and nutrition education. Every year, thousands of supporters have dined out for breakfast, lunch and dinner with the knowledge that participating restaurants would donate a portion of their bill to help Open Hand provide nearly 5,000 nutritious meals daily and support their neighbors battling chronic disease and disability to live healthier, more independent lives.

With recent hardships that continue to affect Atlanta’s food service industry, Dining Out For Life’s generous partner restaurants may not be able to give 25% as in years past, but they are committed to giving what they can to support the cause. With this in mind, restaurant-goers are encouraged to consider making a donation of their own on the restaurants’ behalf. This year’s restaurants include Atlanta favorites such as Guac y Margy’s, The General Muir, Local Three, Max Lager’s, Agave and more. A full list of participating restaurant partners can be found here.

This year, Subaru— a longtime supporter and presenting sponsor of Dining Out For Life— and the national Dining Out For Life leadership has selected Atlanta as a spotlight city. National Dining Out For Life spokesperson Mondo Guerra from Project Runway will be in town to promote the local program and spread awareness about the importance of volunteerism.

Ways to Support Open Hand:

For more information on Dining Out For Life and Open Hand, as well as to stay up-to-date on events and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.diningoutforoh.org and www.openhandatlanta.org or connect via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

LINGERING SHADE INTRODUCES UNPLUGGED WEDNESDAYS ON THE BELTLINE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/22

Kicks-off Wednesday, March 16!

In celebration of National Unplugged Day on March 4, Lingering shade, Atlanta’s go-to cocktail bar located on the beltline, is pleased to introduce Unplugged Wednesdays. Kicking off on March 16th, Unplugged Wednesdays present an opportunity for guests to disconnect from technology, focusing on the present moment, along with spending quality time with friends and loved ones.

“Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important to prioritize wellness and authentic connections with colleagues, friends and family,” said Spencer Patton, General Manager of Lingering Shade. “While the concept seems foreign in today’s time, I believe that stepping away from cell phones, even for a short amount of time, will be refreshing and beneficial to our guests.”

Unplugged Wednesdays will take place every third Wednesday of the month. Upon entering Lingering Shade, guests will check in and hand their cell phones over to staff, who will store them safely until departure. Each week during Unplugged Wednesdays, Lingering Shade will debut an off-the-menu specialty cocktail for $9, starting with the Kir Royale on March 16th. Perfect for celebrating great company and conversation, the Kir Royale is a champagne-based cocktail with crème de cassis. In addition to specialty cocktails and an extensive selection of beer, wine and liquors, bar-goers can enjoy a variety of delectable shareable items such as Pimento Cheese Crab Dip, Caramelized Vidalia Onion Dip or Pigs in A Blanket. Lastly, pups will not be left out on Unplugged Wednesdays, and can enjoy the homemade Lingering Shade Dog Biscuit. Lingering Shade Social Club is the most enchanting place on the Beltline for small snacks, superior cocktails, local brews and an impressive wine list.

Lingering Shade celebrated four years of serving up unforgettable patio cocktails in February of this year. This must-visit destination is located on Irwin Street, near Krog Street Market and overlooks Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

Lingering Shade does not accept reservations, and is first come, first served. Parties of 20 or more require an event reservation and deposit. For more information, please visit
lingeringshade.com or call email: info@lingeringshade.com.

ATLANTA DAIRIES ANNOUNCES RUM BAR AS NEWEST TENANT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/22

Memorial Drive Historic Redevelopment Project Welcomes El Malo, Set to Open Late 2022

Paces Properties is pleased to share news of the newest tenant to join its Memorial Drive Atlanta Dairies redevelopment, El Malo. Anticipated to open in Q4 of 2022, El Malo is the brainchild of restaurateur Omar Ferrer (Supremo TacoPollo Supremo) and beverage director Gabe Bowen (formerly of Umi Sushi and Restaurant Eugene).

“We are happy to have El Malo join the Atlanta Dairies lineup,” said David Cochran, President and CEO of Paces Properties. “The innovative concept will be unlike any other experience in Atlanta, and it will be the perfect drinks-driven, nightlife accompaniment to our growing roster of retailers, restaurants, and of course, The Eastern.”

Discover more about El Malo below.

El Malo

Concept:
The new destination for music and cocktails, El Malo is a rum bar rooted in deep reverence for the history and culture surrounding sugar cane/agave-based spirits.

Vision:
Long absent on the Memorial strip, El Malo fills the void for post-dinner drinks in a sumptuously secluded environment – a refuge for the jewels of nightlife to fluoresce.

Stats Size:
5,444 SF Bar

Location:
Set in the interior of the property and adjacent to Atlanta Dairies retail shops.

The buildout for El Malo, which translates to “The Bad Guy,” will be led by Square Feet Studio. Guests can expect a versatile and stimulating interior complimented by an “express” window on the patio that will focus on frozen and bottled options to be enjoyed in The Yard of Atlanta Dairies.

El Malo joins seven additional tenants that are already open including City ChampionDairies Coffeehouse and Cold Brew BarParadiso Plant ShopProper WaxThree Taverns ImaginariumWonderkidYOUNG BLOOD, and The Eastern music venue, which most recently debuted with a fall opening last year.