OKTOBERFEST ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/12/22

Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over Historic Old Fourth Ward Skatepark from September 30th, 2022 – October 2nd, 2022!

Waitlist now open: https://www.oktoberfestatl.com/

 Oktoberfest Atlanta is taking over!  Put on your lederhosen and join us for a full weekend of German themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! From September 30th – October 2nd, 2022 enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, craft beer, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!

Single day and Four day tickets

VIP BIER LOVERS PASS
Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
25 oz Glass Beer Stein
(4) 25oz Beer Tickets
Souvenir T-shirt & Sunglasses
Complimentary Catering
Exclusive VIP Zone with Private Restrooms

GENERAL ADMISSION
Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
First 22oz Beer included

🎟 www.oktoberfestatl.com 🎟

Music Line Up:
Johnny Koenig
Lynn Marie:
Gluckliches Trio
Alpine Doc
Dj One Nate

Special Activations:
Ceremonial Keg Tapping – Celebrity Keg Tapper TBA
Stein Hoisting
Keg Rolling
Brawt Toss
Pretzel Toss

BARRELS AND BITES 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/21/22

Barrels & Bites

An Evening of

Wine, Whiskey, Tequila, and Bites

at The Village Dunwoody

Thursday, September 29, 6-10 pm

On Thursday, September 29, The Village at 5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Road will host Barrel & Bites, an elevated evening of bites from local hospitality owners plus music, wine, whiskey, and tequila, as well as a VIP hour. This ticketed event will be hosted by The Village owner, DASH Hospitality, and will take place throughout the expansive courtyard and parking lot. Each bite will be paired with a complementing wine, whiskey, or tequila cocktail. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Atlanta Community Food Bank

Barrels & Bites will be from 6-10 pm, with VIP ticket holders gaining exclusive entry at 6 pm, while General Admission ticket holders will gain entry at 7 pm.

VIP ticket holders will experience an exclusive whiskey tasting in addition to wine, whiskey, and tequila, plus one hour of passed bites at 6 pm compliments of Aussie Select, a commemorative gift upon exit, live music, and unlimited bites. ($120 per ticket +ticket fee, 21+ only)

General Admission ticket holders gain entry at 7 pm and will experience unlimited wine, whiskey, tequila, bites, and live music. ($85 per ticket + ticket fee, 21+ only)

“After the tremendous success of our first festival this past April, Green Eggs & Kegs, The Village team thought it would be enjoyable to host an evening event and highlight our incredible wine and whiskey vendors and our neighboring Dunwoody restaurant owners. We want to do as much as possible to bring our Dunwoody community together and support all the small, local business owners,” said David Abes, owner of Dash Hospitality Group and the newly opened The Village.

Popular restaurants will include Bar{n}, Cuco’s Cantina, Message In A Bottle, The Usual, Morty’s Meat Supply, Breadwinner Cafe, NFA Burger, Grand Champion BBQ, Chupito’s Azteca Grille, Southern National, Local Three, Nur Kitchen, and Renzo’s Fire, and many more.

Over a dozen wine and spirits sponsors will be paired with each participating bite and will include; Tres Agaves, Amador Bourbon, Old Forester, Coopercraft, Woodinville, Dalmore, Don Fulano, Shortbarrel, La Gritona, Stellum, Riboli Family of Wines, Redemption, Napa Cellars, Iron and Sand, Sonoma Cutter, Lake and Vine, Babylonstoren, Herradura, Bulleit, Champagne Nomine Renard, and more.

EVENTIDE BREWING AND BUMBLE SUMMER SINGLES SOIREE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/22

Eventide Brewing
Tuesday
July 19th
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Single and enjoy craft beer? Eventide Brewing and Bumble are hosting “Summer Singles Soiree,” on Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Meet other Atlanta local singles for a fun night of games, drinks and some speed dating!

For non-Bumble members, tickets are $10 and include one free drink. Bumble members get free entry and one free drink with a special code. Singles will be split into groups based on age  — so shake off the nerves and come ready to connect with others! Tickets available at https://www.eventidebrewing.com/merch/singles-soiree

THUNDER BEATS MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR INAUGURAL EVENT, APRIL 22-24, 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/22

Deadmau5, Marshmello, Kaskade, RL Grime, Deorro, Dillon Francis, Ganja White Night, Zomboy, Steve Aoki, and More to Head to the Golf Coast this Spring
 
Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday, January, 26th at 12 p.m. EST

 

 Filling a void in the Gulf Coast, organizers of the inaugural Thunder Beats Music Festival have announced that the biggest EDM festival in the region will be taking place April 22-24, at Pensacola Interstate Fair Grounds in Florida. Presented by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings, the lineup for the festival contains a veritable who’s who in the industry, including Marshmello; Kaskade; Deadmau5; Adventure Club; Dillon Francis; Ganja White Night; RL Grime; Zomboy; Baauer; Bonnie x Clyde; Cheat Codes; Deorro; Dr. Fresch; Habstrakt; Joyryde; Leah Culver, and special guest, Steve Aoki. 
 
Regional talent also announced includes Autokorekt b2b Weird Waifu; Airglo; Bobby Duque; Celo; Dannytime; Dirtysnatcha b2b Rico Act; Diskull; Drinkurwater; Eddie Gold; Freaky Kendoll; Kleøpatras; Mantis; Otica; Sam Wolfe; Silentknight; Teminite; Azella; Btwubz; Charlie B; Chozen; Deer Wolf; Diced-Up; Doc Roc; Drone; Grisly; Hydcvt; JD Farrell; Kvbm; Kaventg; Loaded Gunn; Neon Tiger; Noxious; Onnoitsdopug; Rest In Pieces; Reydex; Rippa; Rudashi; Saylindz; Unicorn Fukr; Wermzer, and Yokai. A second phase of the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
Thunder Beats will host over 100 artists across three stages throughout the weekend. There will also be a limited ticketed pre-party on Thursday, April 21, and nightly onsite afterparties, limited to 3500 attendees.
Three-Day General Admission weekend passes for Thunder Beats Music Festival go on sale Wednesday, January 26, at 12 p.m. EST starting at $300, plus fees. Three-Day VIP weekend passes will be available starting at $400, plus fees, and includes VIP access to the festival, VIP Entry, VIP-only restrooms, VIP viewing areas, VIP bar,s exclusive merch, VIP concierge, VIP lounge, snack sessions on top of all GA areas of the festival. Parking is complimentary for all VIP attendees and includes separate VIP parking lots with a special entrance to the festival grounds. Single-day passes, group packages, pre-party, afterparties, add-ons, and more options are available online at www.thunderbeatsmusicfestival.com. Thunder Beats Music Festival is an all-ages event on Friday and 18+ on Saturday and Sunday.
Thunder Beats Music Festival is produced by Thunder Ranch Entertainment Holdings. Visit www.thunderbeatsmusicfestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

GERMAN BIERFEST ATLANTA 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/24/21

Woodruff Park

Saturday, November 6th 1pm

Tickets: here.

Join us on Saturday, November 6th for the next edition of German Bierfest at the beautiful Woodruff Park in the heart of the City of Atlanta. From 1:00pm – 6:00pm enjoy complimentary German Bier and Wine tastings (over 50 varieties), authentic music performances, and fun bier themed activations.
Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, döners, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more!
GA Tickets Include:
* Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
* Complimentary German Bier and Wine Sampling (50+ varieties)
* DJ and Music
* Food Available for Purchase
VIP Tickets Include:
* 1 hour early admission (12:00pm)
* Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
* Additional Limited Edition Souvenir Glass
* Private Restrooms
* Complimentary Catering
* German Bierfest Souvenir Shirt
* Specialty Access Biers
* German Bier Tasting Sessions
* Complimentary German Bier and Wine Tastings (50+ varieties)
* DJ and Music
GA Pricing Information:
Regular ticket prices increase from $45 – $54 in advance and $60 at the door (if available)
VIP Pricing Information:
Regular ticket prices increase from $110 in advance and $120 at the door (if available)

WILDWOOD REVIVAL RETURNS TO THE FARM WITH AN AMAZING FIRST ROUND LINEUP, OCTOBER 8 – 10, 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/21

The 7th Annual Gathering at Historic Cloverleaf Farm Will Feature Jenny Lewis, Sharon Van Etten, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Hiss Golden Messenger, John Moreland, White Denim, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Tré Burt, Elizabeth Cook, Packway Handle Band, and More 
General Admission and VIP Tickets Options on Sale Now
Wildwood Revival, a thoughtfully curated and intimate gathering and festival, has made good on its pledge to return to Cloverleaf Farm with the release of its first round of artists for the seventh installation, October 8 – 10, 2021. Embodying the magic of a Deep South setting out into the wildwood while celebrating Athens’ storied music scene, this year’s lineup will have hands counting the days until they can return to the Farm.  Wildwood Revival’s exploration into music, food, and friendship, this coveted festival is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, and everything in between.
With tickets on sale now, the initial lineup for 2021 has been released, and it is the most exciting to date. This year’s performers will keep fans guessing and dancing from Country, Blues, and early Jazz to Gospel, Soul, Rock n’ Roll, and beyond. Featured performers include Jenny Lewis;  Sharon Van EttenSt. Paul & the Broken BonesHiss Golden MessengerJohn MorelandWhite DenimThe Bones of J.R. JonesTré BurtElizabeth CookPackway Handle BandEarly JamesSuzanne Santo, and The Pink Stones. Fans can catch performances at the Pecan Grove as well as inside the farm’s open-air barn. Beyond the stage lights, there are late-night picking sessions around the campfire where the best stories are often sung.
The festival also features a dynamic artisan market with vintage clothing, antiques, printmakers, woodworkers, 1800’s-era tintype photography, leather makers, handmade crafts and more.  Celebrating what’s old is new again, Wildwood Revival  embraces its history as a cultural revival; making it a true antithesis to what people have come to think of festivals. Around the grounds, festival goers can experience great food, cold craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co., and meals made with local produce.  In addition, this is a plastic-free experience with no plastic single use cups or bottled waters, with YETI offering festival goers stylish drink ware options. All the water is filtered, cold and free. Camping is encouraged for the full experience, but if guests prefer a king bed and AC to a shady patch of grass, there are plenty of lodging options in nearby Athens.
All tickets to Wildwood Revival include three full days of music. VIP tickets include access to a 7,000- square foot historic mansion; featuring chef-driven catered meals, multiple bars, and lounges with craft cocktails; Creature Comforts Beer and wine, private restrooms, outdoor lounges, experiential programming and entertainment, and all food and beverage options. Layaway ticket options are also available to secure your tickets without having to pay the total upfront. The farm opens Friday at 12 p.m. and music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $112. To purchase tickets, visit https://wildwoodrevival.com/tickets. Stay connected via Instagram and Twitter at @wildwoodrevival and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildwoodrevival.

STAR GRAZING ALONG THE GREEWAY 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/13/20

Saturday, October 24

Peachtree Creek Greenway, Brookhaven, GA

Sit down to a top notch tasting menu brought to you by some of the very best restaurants and eateries in the Brookhaven area. Draft cocktails, wine and beer will be flowing from the taps of the Bubbles and Brews vintage beverage cart. Our family of participating restaurants will also be showcasing featured wines and specialty cocktails that are near and dear to them to keep you further hydrated. Coffee and espressos will be at the ready from Bean in the Burrough.

Local music will be front and center from flamenco guitar from the La Candela Company to roaming fiddle from Melody Duncan Music. Chalk artists will be whipping up some great walkway art and visit the intuitive painting station for your very own creation.

Our charitable partners for this one of a kind event are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Salvation Army who will be receiving a portion of the proceeds while the participating restaurants receive the rest!

A variety of fun ‘thank you’ gifts are included with the ticket price of $99. Tickets and more information here.

The Brookhaven Epicurean Society is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and worry-free outdoor gathering. COVID rules of the road apply.

THE HAUNTED HIGHWAY HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/20

Georgia’s Only Drive-Thru Halloween Event

Halloween is not cancelled!  We have found a way to save Halloween so all ages can continue to enjoy this special time of year with a drive-thru contactless experience near downtown Atlanta. Keep the fun traditions and excitement of Halloween alive this year in a safe, engaging, and interactive format.

Celebrate all the tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle at The Haunted Highway Family Friendly Experience. Get dressed up with us and enjoy the spooktacular fun that makes Halloween what it is. This interactive experience will take you through a not-so-scary adventure suitable for Halloween-lovers of all ages; full of spooky ghosts, goblins, and ghouls with a few tricks and treats along the way.   Wind your way through Witches’ Cove, Candyland, Haunted Hall and a Pumpkin Patch to catch the Halloween spirit.  And capture some pictures and treats along the way.

“My children start planning their Halloween costumes in August and it’s become a family tradition to dress-up.  As Halloween approached and the pandemic remained, we were getting worried that Halloween would be canceled this year.  So we got creative!  We made a safe event for Halloween-lovers of all ages and found local actors, event organizers, set producers and marketers that were also passionate about saving Halloween to produce an event for Atlantans” said Event Organizer, Kevin Cregan.  “It feels good to support families and employ talented individuals by safely bringing a little joy this pumpkin season”

“We will also be supporting a Costume Drive to provide costumes for children in need including kids living in poverty, those with special needs, physical and/or mental disabilities, kids in foster care or those that have experienced a recent trauma or natural disaster. Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used costumes to donate through The Halloween Helpers, a non-for-profit organization, that last year alone saved Halloween for 10,000 children. We are thrilled to be able to provide Georgians with a way to bring a smile and a costume to children across the country”

The Haunted Highway will be open daily, from 3:00pm to 11:00pm from Friday October 16th – Saturday October 31st During the daytime, it be suitable for children ages 3 and up, and from 8 pm and on, frights will increase to terrify those brave souls PG-13 willing to travel down The Haunted Highway. Your 30-40 minute drive-thru only event is located in the parking lot of North Dekalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy, Decatur, GA 30033 – conveniently located just off of Highway 285.

Tickets can be purchased online at thehauntedhighway.com

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What to expect:

  • Scenic Tunnels and Halloween Scenes:  Drive through a winding path and discover pumpkins, princesses, scarecrows, fairies, zombies and many others greeting you from their interactive scenes.
  • Don’t be surprised to see dressed-up characters along the way demonstrating their very own Halloween tricks.
  • A Photo souvenir so Halloween 2020 isn’t forgotten along The Haunted Highway
  • Dressing up in Costume is encouraged.
  • Halloween Treats and/or Non-Candy Goodies will be distributed in a safe manner.

Safety Precautions are Being Taken

-The speed limit is 5 mph once you enter The Haunted Highway.

-All guests must remain in their vehicle at all times, there are no restrooms or concessions on site.

-All vehicles must have current car insurance.

-The driver will be responsible for any damage and injuries that may occur, due to the fault of the driver.

-If vehicle windows are open, passengers must be wearing masks.

-There will be a maximum vehicle height restriction at the event.  No vehicles taller than 7’ 6” and no wider than 8’6” will be able to travel through The Haunted Highway.

Dantanna’s: It’s the Patio Lifestyle

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

Across from Atlanta’s landmark Lenox Mall in the North Buckhead is Dantanna’s. They’re one-part sports bar and corporate happy hour spot and one-part steak and seafood house. Everything from savory apps, to refreshing cocktails, to staple steakhouse entrée favorites, they have a something for the big game or the corporate dinner. On our patio adventure, we sampled chicken egg rolls, wings, salmon, and a refreshing mojito, while we enjoyed a warm, spring day in the shade of one of their large umbrellas. It’s the patio lifestyle, let’s jump in.

You know what screams patio drink? MOJITO! A bit of bubbles, lots of citrus up front and then comes the mint and tart on the back to finish it off. With a balance between all of these, it was one of those easy, breezy sips you could enjoy all day. It was perfect for our outdoor, patio experience.

Of the appetizers, our hands down favorite was the Cajun Chicken Egg Rolls. If you close your eyes and take a bite, it’s the perfect mix of crispy outside, gooey and soft chicken mixture inside. From the savory of the chicken and beans, crunchy onion, to the crispy outer shell, it’s an overall balanced and delicious dish. The cherry on top is the cajun mustard dipping sauce. With a dollop, dip, or maybe even a little slathering, the sauce is a hearty spicy mustard with cajun spices and something creamy! It elevates the egg rolls and makes it a spicy, savory, crunchy, creamy, tart bite that even re-heated the next day was amazing. Make sure you get all the ingredients, pico on the side, and the sauce into one bite. Insert love emoji.

With fried and rich covered, we opted for something a little lighter with the salmon entrée joined by broccoli and asparagus. First off, the vegetables are signature steakhouse prepared with butter, oil, garlic, and the right amount of salt and pepper. The salmon was freshly pan-seared and cooked medium and came to the table flaky and warm. With a little bit of crunch, it was well-cooked and savory main dish. Don’t get us started on the luscious shitake-brandy-cream sauce because it was “melt in your mouth” delicious. The mushrooms were perfectly sliced, cooked, and marinated in brandy just the right amount of time and combined with a little bit of dairy. It was drizzled over the salmon and gave it a richer, heartier weight that was oh-so good. Altogether, salmon should always come with this sauce. Recipe please?

While you’re at Dantanna’s, sit on the patio, at the bar, or dine on the floor, you’ll never miss a minute of the vibrant people watching, the game, or even a pooch on the patio. Next time, we’re in for a steak. Can we add the shitake-brandy-cream sauce?

CHIRINGA’S TAKE OUT INITIATIVES AND PLANS TO GIVE BACK THIS MAY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/26/20

Social Responsibility Initiatives to Help Protect and Give Back

Deeply rooted within the community of downtown Alpharetta, CHIRINGA has decided to continue the suspension of their dine-in services until further notice to maintain a safer environment for their patrons and staff and to help enforce the importance of social responsibility. Diners can still dive into the restaurant’s elevated beach food by ordering online for curbside pick up or walk up to the outdoor Fly Up Window, located on the Town Green, for take out orders.

“While we would love to open our doors and help remind everyone of the free-flowing days at the beach, we will always put the safety of our patrons and staff first. We feel that it is too soon to re-open our dine-in services based on the current guidelines set by the CDC. We are so thankful for the continued support from our community, and we encourage our guests to continue practicing social responsibly,” stated Andrew McKoski, Founder and Partner of CHIRINGA.
In efforts to give back in this uncertain time, CHIRINGA will be donating 25% of all online orders during the month of May to non-profit organizations that are helping to supply food to local heroes that need it most, including Atlanta Community Food Bank, Open Hand, Giving Kitchen and Goodr.
“We are all in this together and as a team we strive to support those who are in need at this time. Each week in the month of May, we will be asking our loyal patrons to take all orders online in efforts to give back to those in need around them. Supporting local is not just supporting businesses, but supporting the friendly faces on the frontlines, healthcare workers, first responders, neighbors, family members and friends,” stated Travis Brown, Founder and Partner of CHIRINGA.
CHIRINGA’s full menu will be accessible online and includes whole grain bowls, dips, salads, sandwiches, tacos and plantains, available with fresh fish and clean proteins, along with freshly squeezed juices, specialty cocktails, craft beers and full-bodied wines. For more information and to order online, visit www.chiringa.com or call 770.802.8940. For updates regarding hours, ongoing safety procedures and sanitation methods, Follow the Kite on Instagram at @chiringaatl and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chiringaatl.