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THE BLIND CUPID SPREADS LOVE WITH A NEW POP-UP EXPERIENCE STARTING JAN. 19

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar Transforms into Valentine’s-Themed Bar for

Festive Dates and Girls’ Nights Out

 

 The Blind Pig Parlour Bar is transforming into The Blind Cupid on Jan. 19 through the end of February. This new pop-up experience adds Valentine’s Day-themed sizzle to the winter doldrums with a fiery menu of drinks, decadent menu snacks and over-the-top pink and floral décor that will have guests falling in love at first sight.

The Buckhead speakeasy, long known for its intimate, sophisticated vibe and the popular The Blind Elf pop-up during the holidays, is restyling its Victorian-era decor to lure both hopeless romantics and the lovelorn alike. The Blind Cupid offers guests the perfect place to combat winter blues, whether they are searching for an entertaining girls’ night out, Galentine’s Day celebration or a unique date night.

Drinks include favorites from The Blind Pig libation menu as well as some festive new concoctions:

  • Lip Service: Old Forester rye, E&J brandy, Cardamaro, Benedictine, Angostura and Peychaud’s bitters
  • Always Be My Maybe: Strawberry-infused Bare Bone vodka, Pimm’s gin, lemon and Domaine de Canton topped with Zardetto prosecco
  • Swipe Right: ASW Fiddler bourbon, pineapple, lemon and egg whites
  • Some Like It Caliente: Cognac, spiced chocolate and candied ginger whipped cream
  • Pink Halo: Bare Bone vodka, strawberry, elderflower and lime
  • Coup de Foudre: Prosecco, raspberry and mint
  • Oaxacan on Sunshine: Herradura Silver tequila, citrus, honey serrano, turmeric and guava
  • Love You a Latte: Cold brew, Southern Comfort, The Irishman Irish cream and hazelnut

Savory and sweet bites will be on the menu, including a lively mix of cheeses, sliced cured meats and unique house-prepared accompaniments such as dried fruits and toasted seeded crackers. The Blind Cupid will also serve a decadent dessert selection.

The Blind Cupid will be open for a brief fling Wednesday-Saturday beginning Jan. 19 through the end of February from 6 p.m. until late. The Blind Cupid also will be open on Monday, Feb. 14 for Valentine’s Day. Reservations are strongly recommended and the festive venue may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Blind Cupid is located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

Saturday, February 12 at noon

Pratt-Pullman Yards

Tickets here.

Join us on Saturday, February 12th for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at the historic core of the Entertainment District of Atlanta at Pullman Yards.

From 12:00pm – 4:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.

General Admission tickets run $45-$60 and include:

  • Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
  • Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
  • DJ and Music
  • Food Available for Purchase

RED’S BEER GARDEN TURNS TWO

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/17/22

Two Celebrations Featuring an Anniversary Collaboration Beer With Sceptre Brewing Arts, Food, and Giveaways

Monday, January 24th at 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 29th at 12 p.m.
Hot-diggity-dog! Red’s Beer Garden is celebrating two years of bringing people together in with great food, beers from around the world, wine, cider, hard seltzers and more. To honor the occasion, not only are owners Kristen “Red” Sumpter and Ed Sumpter going to reveal their anniversary collaboration beer, Neon Suds, with Sceptre Brewing Art, but the duo is hosting two celebrations in their expansive, dog-friendly beer garden. On Monday, January 24th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Red’s Anniversary Dinner will feature all-you-can-eat pulled pork, local sausage, smoked mac and cheese, house baked beans, potato salad, and a green salad for $35 per person. Diners will also receive a commemorative pint glass and a 20 oz. pour of Neon Suds. Tickets are $35 per person and available at www.redsbeergarden.com.     
 
Saturday, January 29th marks the official release of Neon Suds, the limited edition, collaboration beer with Spectre Brewing. With its name inspired by the giant rainbow in front of the go-to haunt and eccentric car wash to the left, beer lovers can expect a tasty dry hopped pilsner with loral hops. From 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., revelers are invited to toast to Red’s true love, beer. For that day only, Red’s will have a special draft list along with a diverse selection of unique bottles and cans in the self-serving coolers. For every beer purchased, guests will receive a raffle ticket for their chance to win prizes every hour. Red’s full food menu featuring signature hot dogs, sandwiches and snacks will also be available. The all day celebration is free to attend.
Open safely and responsibly for outside dining in the expansive, dog-friendly beer garden and for to-go, Red’s Beer Garden is conveniently located in Benteen Park between Grant Park and East Atlanta at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299.

BOOZY CAULDRON ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/16/22

Traveling Pop-up Tavern and Show come to Atlanta on Thursday, January 20th to Saturday, January 22nd and Saturday, January 29th.

La Maison Rouge Atlanta

The Boozy Cauldron Tavern is popping up in cities across America for a 4-part Cocktail Experience and show led by Professor Ivy Grey, current professor of the Beverage Arts, and her cocktail wizards. You will be taken on a magical journey where you can imbibe on the four delicious signature cocktails (including the tavern’s famous butternilla fizz) and hear and feel the stories surrounding the famous tavern and the ghosts that still haunt the establishment.

Tickets include a 90-minute interactive show along with 4 complimentary cocktails including the Tavern’s Old Fashioned Butter Beer. Limited seats are available per each show. Tickets are $45 and reservations are required. Tickets here.

ATLANTA WINTER BEER FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/9/22

Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
Atlantic Station Event Space
Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1pm-5pm
Atlanta Winter Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 1 to 5 pm at Atlantic Station Event Space. 150+ Beers, 25+ wines and ciders, seltzers and RTDs, Live Music, and DJ Qtip. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all beer and wine samples. Tickets are $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 27, $60 day of event. First 500 just $35.
21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets, take Uber, Lyft, or walk. Do not drink and drive. We will have free bottled water. No outside food or beverage. Alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at any time.

CELEBRATE A FRESH START IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/5/21

Cobb County’s fan-favorite destination offers January restaurant specials, cornhole league and more

Cobb County’s year-round live, work, play destination The Battery Atlanta has planned a packed lineup of events to kick off the new year! From winter cornhole league to jazz brunches, the celebration never ends. Coca-Cola Roxy will also welcome a wide range of performers in January.

Outdoor Activities:
Cornhole ATL 2022 Winter League
Every Tuesday from January 11 – March 1

The league includes a season ending tournament with a championship trophy and other prizes. Register online here.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:
Free Pizza Mondays at CRU Food & Wine Bar

Enjoy any pizza with a purchase of wine!

Half-off bar bites at Silverspot Cinema
Indulge in different shareables all day Monday-Thursday.

Wine Down Wednesdays at BURN by Rocky Patel
$5 off selected wines by the glass

Girls Night Out at Sports & Social
Calling all the ladies! Enjoy $6 house margaritas, half-off appetizers, $5 Vizzy Hard Seltzers and half-off select wine bottles.

Flight Fridays at Terrapin Taproom
$2 off beer flights all day when guests dine in.

Jazz Brunch at C. Ellet’s
The restaurant jazzes up weekends with a delicious brunch and live jazz music every Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m.

Park Bench Events:
The popular dueling piano bar and live music venue has announced a line-up of live shows this month, in addition to its Karaoke Wednesdays. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Dueling Pianos Show
    Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • College Football Championship Watch Party
    Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
  • 90 Proof! 90’s Hits and Party Country
    Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m.
  • Odd Man Out Band
    Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a full variety of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of music to the stage for guests to discover. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Riley Green
    Friday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Jay Wheeler
    Thursday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.
  • Dillion Francis X Yung Gravy
    Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Ricardo Montaner  
    Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
    Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

ATLANTA WINTER WINE FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/31/21

Atlanta Winter Wine Festival

City Winery Atlanta

Saturday, January 22

Two sessions: 12 to 4pm & 6 to 10pm

Atlanta Wine Festivals will host the Atlanta Winter Wine Festival at City Winery on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  We will have 2 Session: 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm. We will feature 50+ different wines, beers and White Claw to sample. Enjoy the awesome venue with Live Music upstairs and beats by DJ Qtip on the main stage downstairs (both sessions).

Festival Tickets are $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 13, and $60 day of event

Tickets are now on sale here.

**City Winery does require proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 of entry**

Your ticket price includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass, entertainment, and all of your wine, cider, & beer samples. Food will cost extra. There will not be any Designated Driver tickets.

ATL HOLIDAY LIGHTS BEER AND WINE NIGHT 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/31/21

Atlantic Station Event Space

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 6pm-10pm

Enjoy a night full of great beer and wine samples at a wonderful setting. Walk the ATL Holiday Light show course with beer & wine tables along the way, and party with DJ Qtip in the heated DJ tent. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all alcohol samples.

$40 advance, $45 after Dec. 30, $55 at the gate.

Tickets here.

BECOME THE ULTIMATE BEER CONNOISSEUR AT RED’S BEER GARDEN’S BEER CLASSES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/12/21

Red’s Beer Garden’s New Year’s resolution is for every guest to work on their six packs. Beer-lovers, don’t worry, no gym is involved here, just brains, creativity, and taste buds for a bold brew. Those looking to perfect their knowledge and become the ultimate beer connoisseurs can choose from a variety of Red’s beer classes this January and February. Whether it’s a date night or a group outing, Kristen “Red” Sumpter is ready to chat about what makes her the hoppiest. All classes last about an hour and are $20 per person and include five handpicked tastings that are each 4 to 5 oz. pours.

 

SOURS
Originating from Europe and now extremely popular in the U.S., attendees will sample a range of beers from a marshmallow sour to a Belgian lambic. Red will discuss the process of wild fermentation and the difference between sours across Belgium, Germany and the U.S.
  • Saturday January 15th, 4 p.m.
  • Thursday February 24th, 7 p.m.  

 

LAGERS
Not all lagers are pale, so there will be a range of flavor profiles including malty and roasty to crispy and clean. Red will share her expertise on how lagers came about and how they’ve changed throughout the past few centuries.
  • Thursday January 20th, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday February 26th, 4 p.m.  

 

NON-BEER 
Sometimes people are in the mood for something that isn’t a beer, and Red has her guests covered. Samples will include still mead, carbonated mead, hard kombucha, and two versions of dry cider.
  • Saturday January 22nd, 4 p.m.
  • Saturday February 19th, 4 p.m.

 

OLD WORLD BEER 
It’s fun to find historical beers from Europe that can be discovered in Red’s grab-and-go coolers. She will chat about the history of these beers, who historically brewed them (women!), how ales and lagers came about, and what makes these brews so special to the world of beer.
  • Saturday February 5th, 4 p.m.  

 

BELGIAN BEER
While not being biased at all…Red believes these are the best beer styles in the world. All samples will come straight from Belgium breweries, with two being Trappist. Hear from the ultimate Belgian beer lover herself about the history of the styles and what makes a Trappist ale so unique.
  • Thursday February 10th, 7 pm

CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/6/21

Cobb County’s fan-favorite destination offers Santa photos, restaurant specials a holiday movie and more

Tis the season! Cobb County’s year-round live, work, play destination The Battery Atlanta has planned a festive lineup of holiday events for the whole family! From an outdoor movie night with “How the Grinch stole Christmas” to family photo taken with Santa Claus, the festive fun never ends. Coca Cola Roxy and Park Bench also offer a wide range of performers throughout the month.

Santa Paws Event presented by Truist

Friday, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 4-8 p.m.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Every Friday evening, four-legged family members can have their picture taken St. Nick.

Santa’s Post Office presented by Truist

Fridays-Sundays in December and the week of Dec. 20

Little ones are invited to bring their handwritten letters to Santa – postage not required – in person at his official Atlanta outpost. Santa’s helpers will take care of the rest!

New Year’s Eve Bash Presented by Xfinity

Friday, Dec. 31 from 6 p.m. – midnight

Geared for the kiddos, the Early Innings celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and includes music from The Lucky Band – who were named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post. Following the performance, families will enjoy a countdown to an inflatable balloon drop at 8 p.m. Adult guests looking to ring in the New Year on a later note can enjoy Late Innings, beginning at 9 p.m. with live music from fan favorite The 12 South Band out of Nashville, Tennessee. The evening will close with a midnight countdown featuring an unforgettable fireworks and confetti display over Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta.

Outdoor Activities:

Xfinity Fall Movie Series

Friday evenings at 7 p.m.

Families and friends can enjoy a movie under the stars located at the Plaza Green! Continuing through December, the community will discover family-friendly films.

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:

Free Pizza Mondays at CRU Food & Wine Bar
Enjoy any pizza with a purchase of your favorite wine!

Half-off bar bites at Silverspot Cinema
Indulge in different shareables from Munday-Thursday all day.

Wing Crush Wednesdays at Terrapin Taproom
The eatery offers 20% off on smoked wings!

Girls Night Out at Sports & Social
Calling all the ladies! Enjoy $6 House Margaritas, Half=Off Appetizers, $5 Vizzy Hard Seltzers & 1/2 Select Wine Bottles.

Flight Fridays at Terrapin Taproom
Start your weekend with $2 off beer flights all day with dining in!

Park Bench Events:
The popular dueling piano bar and live music venue has announced a line-up of live shows this month, in addition to its Karaoke Wednesday at Park Bench programming. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Rocking 3 man Piano Show
    Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve Party
    Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:

The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a full variety of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of music to the stage for guests to discover. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Midland- The Last Resort Tour-
    Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Chelsea Handler
    Friday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Yacht Rock Revue: Holiday Spectacular
    Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Polo G
    Sunday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Jack Harlow Crème De La Crème Tour  
    Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 8 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.