3rd Annual Southern Wing Showdown

Date: Sunday, August 5th

Time: 3 pm

About: Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its third year on Sunday, August 5th. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from around 30 prominent Southeastern chefs, including chefs from Atlanta, Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Savannah. Each will serve their unique recipe in a competition for best wing. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide all chicken, 100% natural and raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. Angel Flight, a volunteer pilot organization located at Dekalb Peachtree airport and providing flight services to patients in need of medical-related care, will be a nonprofit beneficiary for this event and will host a silent auction on-site. For the first time, the festival is moving from The Foundry at Puritan Mill to a larger space at The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW), a newly opened modern and industrial event venue in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The 19,000-square-foot space will house multiple activations, from cooking demonstrations to tastings and games. Guests will be able to enjoy wings and sides (plus beverages) from acclaimed chefs such as Matt Basford of Canoe and Jared Hall from One Flew South in Atlanta, Georgia, and Duane Nutter of The Southern National in Mobile, Alabama. Tickets are available for purchase online and will grant access to all-you-can-eat tastes and drinks, including signature cocktails, beer and wine. There will be both General Admission and VIP tickets, with the first hour reserved for VIP First Taster attendees. VIP guests will also have access to the Southern Spirit Lounge throughout the event, offering refreshments and seating. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $60 for VIP.

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All-day Rose BrunchFest at Park Tavern 2018

Date: Sunday, August 5th

Time: 12:30 pm

About:  Partygoers are invited to pop endless bottles of rosé during the All-Day Rosé Brunchfest at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park hosted by JEZEBEL Magazine’s 20 Most Eligible Atlantans on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., brunch lovers can nosh on savory breakfast bowls served with fluffy scrambled eggs and cheese, crispy bacon, tomatoes and avocado; tater tots smothered and covered; toasted bagels served with cream cheese, cured salmon, and capers; a Krispy Kreme station with all the fixings including: whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate; a biscuit station with county ham and sausage; and much more. Patrons can also enjoy libations such as a selection of rosé, mimosas, Bloody Marys served with fresh cocktail shrimp, craft beers, full bodied wines, signature handcrafted cocktails and more, while enjoying a high energy live music performance by NAKD. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $15 and include entry to the event, entertainment for the day, and two food or drink tickets. The All-Day Rosé VIP experience includes early entrance, all-day access to the Rosé Olmstead Room, an indoor bar featuring leather seating, air conditioning, indoor air-conditioned restrooms, six selections of bottomless rosé, and two food or drink tickets for $45. Additional food station tickets will be available for purchase for $8 each.

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Great Southern Beer Festival Atlanta 2018

Date: Saturday, July 28th

Time: 1 pm

About:  The South’s newest craft beer festival is coming to ATL on Saturday, July 28th! Join us in the Virginia–Highlands at John Howell Park from 1:00 to 6:00 pm to celebrate all the creative, unpredictable, hop heavy, and heady craft beers this side of the Mason-Dixie line. With the South emerging as the next craft beer frontier, the Great Southern Beer Fest combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. The best of the best Southern breweries will be onsite pouring samples of their favorite craft brews. Breweries include everyone from Monday Night Brewing to Wicked Weed Brewing, UrbanTree Cidery, and Dry County Brewing Company. Tickets include (1) commemorative full-size mason jar, 70+ craft beer tastings, and wristband access to the event. Tickets are $43 in advance and $55 at the door.

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PeachFest 2018

Date: Sunday, July 29th

Time: 4 pm

About: The second annual PeachFest (www.peachfest.org) celebration will open its doors Sunday, July 29 from 4-7 p.m. for general admission (3 p.m. for VIP guests). FlatironCity (Fairlie-Poplar) will once again host 65 food artisans, pastry chefs, and barkeeps all collaborating around a food or beverage offering based on peaches to bring culinary innovation for nearly 1,000 attendees. With a booming peach season and an extraordinary list of participating chefs, the festival is determined to raise awareness for Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri devoted to supporting new family farms and providing aid to those facing disaster (fire, flood and disease), and causes dedicated to growing interest in young farmers to take up the art of growing food. With the average age of a U.S. farmer approaching 60, we are launching a “Grow a Farmer” initiative that will help young aspiring agrarians find apprenticeships and opportunities. In an effort to bring education to the forefront our friends Judd Foster of South of Heaven BBQ alongside Steven Lingenfelter will present an edible discussion and side by side breed tasting of heritage breed pigs on the culinary stage with farmers Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms (Mulefoot), Charlotte Swancy of Riverview Farms (Berkshire), and Marc Mousseau of Hamthropolgy (Ossabaw) followed by a butcher demo with Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market. The festival boasts an impressive roster of top local chefs. The cost of attendance is $60 for General Admission and $100 for VIPs. With each ticket, attendees enjoy ethically and responsibly sourced peach-inspired dishes with a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries, all created by some of Georgia’s most forward thinking food and drink leaders.

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