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RED’S BEER GARDEN HOSTS INAUGURAL HOT DOG EATING COMPETITION

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 www.redsbeergarden.com.  The entry fee is $25 for ages 21 and up.

SHOPS AROUND LENOX PRESENTS SUMMER POP-UP GALLERY SERIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/9/21

Free to Attend and Featuring Works From Local Artists, Live Music, Cocktails, Bites and More!
 
Kicking Off Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. 
 

Situated in the heart of Buckhead’s shopping district, Shops Around Lenox is inviting Atlantans and visitors alike to explore, celebrate and purchase works from an array of local artists during its new summer pop-up gallery series.  Kicking off Saturday, June 12, 2021, the art-infused, summer series will be held twice a month on June 12th and 26th, July 10th and 24th, and August 8th and 21st and feature live music, cocktails, bites and more. Each pop-up gallery event will showcase new artists and will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Shops Around Lenox’s Pop-Gallery is free to attend and ages are welcome.

For the first pop-up gallery on June 12th, attendees will be treated to works from seven dynamic Georgia artists. Eanaj Janae, who recently relocated to Georgia, creates beautiful and colorful art that cultivates and normalizes body positivity and awareness to colorism, while K. Ross, an established abstract fine artist, gains new inspiration from the rich southern culture and hospitality of Georgia.  Abstract painter Melissa Ewing focuses on fluid art with an emphasis on bold colors and abstract patterns inspired by water, sunsets and flowers. Artist R.D. Simmons creates mixed medium art pieces inspired by nature, impactful events , and common human experiences and emotions. Creating beauty and joy through color and texture, Rhonda Coleman’s layers paint, paper, and fabric to evoke depth and interest. Reflecting how she sees the world,  Sara B. Yoder’s work is colorful, exciting and a bit childlike.  Finally, with a theme of passion, power and perpetuity, Shellton LaBron’s surrealist and conceptual works of art are bold and energetic.  Artists interested in participating in future events can learn more and register at www.shopsaroundlenox.com.

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/21

Metro Atlanta’s First Music Festival of 2021 Kicks Off This Weekend

Lost Art Music Festival on June 11-12 at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville

Nationally-touring artists include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope,
 The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Pink Stones, The Sundogs

Music festivals are back for Atlanta with Lost Art Music Festival Presented by Cathead Distillery on June 11-12, 2021. As we emerge from the pandemic, the area’s first music festival of 2021 with nationally-touring artists takes place at the spacious Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Lost Art celebrates the Americana fan community through high energy performances and immersive experiences in a spacious, outdoor setting.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, and The Pink Stones round out the eclectic and diverse lineup of Americana acts, which blend elements of Southern soul, folk, alt-country, cosmic country, and more.

Aaron Lee Tasjan performs a Friday night kickoff show on June 11. Late night Saturday, The Sundogs Present The Tom Petty Show. Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Inner Circle Experiences, which connect artist and fans through shared, handpicked outings include a BBQ cookout and bocce ball/horseshoes tournament with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, ATV tour and short performance with The War and Treaty, and more. More info on the Lost Art website.

“Music festivals are back for Atlanta! It’s been almost two years for fans, and people can’t wait to enjoy great music outdoors in Georgia again,” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge.  

“Seeing this bright light at the end of the tunnel is an incredible feeling, and Lost Art is so happy to provide an opportunity for fans to experience music again.”

Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are priced at $69.25 (tax included), and VIP tickets are sold out. Both Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Tickets are available at www.LostArtMusicFest.com.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA SLIDES INTO JUNE WITH MUST-ATTEND RESTAURANT AND RETAILER EVENTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/3/21

Live, work and play hub offers the ultimate fan experience on and off the field

School’s out, and summer is in! With baseball season in full swing, The Battery Atlanta has rounded up special restaurant deals and outdoor activities for June. Brave Country can beat the heat and treat themselves to frozen daiquiris at Fat Tuesday, refreshing craft beers at Terrapin Taproom or fruity margaritas at El Super Pan. At the Plaza Green, locals can score fresh produce and artisanal goods at the Farmers Market presented by UnitedHealthcare on non-event Sundays or recharge at an outdoor yoga class on non-event Mondays. Parents can help their kids get in some early summer fun at Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite while they socialize and dine from the restaurant’s diverse menu of elevated bar food and hand-crafted cocktails. Favorite local venues Coca-Cola Roxy and Park Bench offer an impressive roster of concerts this month for rock, jazz and country music fans.

Outdoor Activities:
Farmers Market presented by UnitedHealthcare

Sundays (non-home gamedays) from 1-4 p.m.
Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop a variety of handcrafted and homegrown products on non-event days at the Plaza Green. Local rotating vendors at the open-air market include: Organix by Tay, Basegrain LLC, Lumeria Body Care, Mind Your Own Beeswax LLC, Eat Dessert First, Southern Crust, Always Cake, Sweet Auburn Bread, Hot Rod Popcorn, Brooklyn Shea, David’s Garden Super Bee, Koala Sprouts, Ice Cream Candle and Farm Hounds.

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Mondays (non-home gamedays) from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free with a limited capacity, outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente on non-event days at the Plaza Green. Pre-registration and event participant waivers are available online. Participants are required to bring a mat and are encouraged to bring water. A live stream on Facebook and past sessions on YouTube are also available to fitness fans virtually on event days.

Cornhole ATL Summer League
Tuesdays from 6:45-9 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the summer season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

The Battery Atlanta Walking Trail presented by UnitedHealthcare
A brisk walk can curb cravings, reduce stress and offer a healthy way to catch up with friends and family! Get out and get active on the 1.5-mile loop circling the campus.

American Red Cross Blood Drives:
The American Red Cross is hosting a four-day blood drive at The Battery Atlanta! All presenting donors will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a chance to win special Atlanta Braves and American Red Cross giveaways, while supplies last.

Interested donors can visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the Blood Donor App with sponsor code ‘DeltaATL’ to schedule an appointment in advance. Free parking is available in the Delta Deck for donors and free 3-hour parking is available in the Red Deck.

Help save lives at one of the following blood drives:

  • Thursday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Omni Hotel
  • Friday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Truist Park: Konica Minolta Conference Center
  • Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Truist Park: Konica Minolta Conference Center
  • Monday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Coca-Cola Roxy

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

Diners are treated to a FREE pizza with a bottle of wine purchase!

Kick the Keg Tuesday Pint Night at PH’EAST
Beer drinkers can sip on the featured rare and exclusive craft beer from 6-10 p.m.

Wing Wednesday at Terrapin Room
Friends and families dining in at the taproom will receive 20% off wings from open to close.

BRAVES GAME DAY at Good Game powered by Topgolf Swing Suite
Atlanta Braves fans can stop in for crowd-pleasing food and receive 10% off their orders on gamedays with proof of same-day ticket.

Noche Tropical Saturday at El Super Pan
Enjoy tropical getaway vibes from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.! The sandwich bar features the best tunes, a late-night menu and dancing.

National Rosé Day at Cru Food & Wine Bar
CRU Food & Wine Bar will be featuring a special rosé flight bouquet of four glasses of Château Minuty for only $15 on National Rosé Day (June 12). Château Minuty wines are vibrantly expressive and fresh and fruity gems.

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 DJ party and Karaoke Wednesday at Park Bench programming. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Charlotte Pike
    Friday, June 4 at 10 p.m.
  • 3-Player Rockin Dueling Piano Show
    Saturday, June 12 at 9:30 p.m.
  • July Turner Acoustic Duo
    Tuesday, June 15 at 10 p.m.
  • Corbette Jackson
    Friday, June 18 at 10 p.m.
  • 3-Player Rockin Dueling Piano Show
    Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is back! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings rock, jazz and indie artists to the stage. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Scarypoolparty
    Friday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
  • The Purple Madness – Tribute to Prince
    Saturday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Drivin N Cryin
    Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Papadosio
    Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
    Saturday, June 26 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.

TUCKER BREWING COMPANY TO BRING A TASTE OF GERMANY TO THE SOUTH WITH TUCKTOBERFEST

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

Brewery’s 16-Day Annual Celebration Returns for Fourth Year This September

Tucker Brewing Company

Sept. 18 – Oct. 3, 2021

Fourth Annual Tucktoberfest™: Tucker Brewing Company, a brewery located in Tucker, Ga., will host its fourth annual Tucktoberfest™ celebration where guests can enjoy German traditions mixed with Southern hospitality. During this European takeover, the beloved brewery and beer garden, recently named one of USA TODAY’s 10Best Beer Gardens in America, will be decked out in all things Oktoberfest, from authentic German attire for the staff to steins replacing all barware. Guests can expect to enjoy activities such as a classic stein holding competition, a wiener toss, cornhole, and more, along with live music.

Guests can enjoy authentic German fare from Executive Chef Nicole Fey and German-inspired brews, including the famous Tucktoberfest™ Märzen Lager from Head Brewmaster Tucker Eagleson. Featured last year were menu items including a German-style charcuterie board with Patak family bratwurst, knockwurst, and kielbasa, sweet potato pancakes, Tucktoberfest™ fries, a crispy pork shank, pretzel lobster roll, apple strudel cheesecake and more, and attendees can look forward to fresh new offerings at this year’s event.

Free to attend. Beer and food are available for purchase.

All ages are welcome, must be 21+ to enjoy the brews.

www.tuckerbrewing.com/tucktoberfest-2021

ATLANTA SUMMER BEER FEST 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Historical 4th Ward Park

Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm

The 11th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 12th from 4-8pm at Historic 4th Ward Park. We will have over 150 beers, hard seltzers, as well as a selection of wine and some cider to choose from. There will be live music, DJ QTip, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  The beer list will be added to the website soon. http://atlantasummerbeerfestival.com. Tickets are now on sale.  $45 advance, $50 after June 3rd, $60 at the door (unless sold out). Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantasummerbeerfestival.com

EXPERIENTIAL ADVENTURE CANDYTOPIA IS COMING BACK TO ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Colossal Candy Creations, Flying Unicorn Pigs and Marshmallow Tsunamis to Invade Atlanta in June

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 Candytopia—which has delighted over a million and a half guests across the country with its candy-themed, sensational adventure—is coming back! The limited-run engagement beginning June 11th, marks the first time Candytopia has chosen to revisit a city, thanks to the monumental success surrounding its Atlanta debut in 2019.  That year, tickets sold out almost instantly and the Candytopia team extended its stay twice to accommodate more guests – nearly 250,000 in 6 months. When the doors open next month, Candytopia will showcase the most popular attractions from past locations along with new and captivating elements guaranteed to delight guests of all ages. It will be located at 3330 Piedmont Road NE, next to Disco Kroger in central Buckhead. “We’re thrilled to be returning to the city of Atlanta where we were so warmly welcomed in 2019. We’ve created an updated experience that our guests will find familiar, but with plenty of new surprises to discover,” said John Goodman, the CEO of Youtopia Entertainment.

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of scoring a Golden Ticket or traveling through Candyland, Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative fantasyland with a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that beckons you to soak in the wonder. Candytopia features more than a dozen environments filled with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. As they travel through each area, guests are treated to a variety of packaged candy samples, including some nostalgic favorites, and many sweet surprises. 

Since its inception in 2018 in Santa Monica, Candytopia has enchanted scores of joy-seekers in major cities across the country including Santa Monica, New York, Miami and Houston. Tickets have sold out quickly in every market. Candytopia has amassed a huge following of guests of all ages and A-list celebrities including: Usher Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rick Ross, Bruce Willis, Adam Sandler, Kevin Durant, Josh Duhamel, Christina Aguilera, Wiz Khalifa, Hilary Duff, Jessica Biel, T.I.and Tiny.

Candytopia Atlanta will open to the public on June 11, 2021.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will officially be on sale today May 25, 2021. Those seeking more information or to register for early ticket access should visit: www.candytopia.com

TICKET PRICES:

Adults: $28

Kids (4-12): $20

Kids (3 and under): Free

ATLANTA’S CHEF INDIA TO HOST MULTI-COURSE POP-UP DINNER AT TWISTED SOUL COOKHOUSE

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 https://saucequeen.com/themangroveexp/.

CHATTAHOOCHE FOOD WORKS PRESENTS UNOFFICIAL SUMMER KICK-OFF ON SATURDAY, JUNE 5

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

Portion of proceeds to benefit
Meals on Wheels Atlanta & Giving Kitchen
Featuring Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern,
DJ Luis Toro, and
new food hall culinary additions
Chattahoochee Food Hall and iHeart Radio Atlanta have teamed up to present a fun-filled, daytime event on Saturday, June 5 from 11:00* am to 3:00 pm. The first Unofficial Summer Kick-Off for the newly opened food hall. Owned/Operated by Robert Montwaid, will feature partner Andrew Zimmern, Emmy- and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality and chef along with iHeart DJ Luis Toro, and a few new food hall culinarians: Philly G Steaks, LoRusso’s Italian Market, and Smoked Pearl — all offering a taste of whats to come this summer.
Rain or shine, Andrew Zimmern will serve up 1,000 hot dogs with 100% of proceeds to benefit Giving Kitchen and Meals on Wheels Atlanta. Line up to get your dog and a smiling seflie with Andrew himself!
iHeart DJ Luis Toro will kick off the party live at 11am from the Chattahoochee Food Works patio.
*11:00 am Andrew Zimmern’s hot dogs on the patio at the Pomodoro Bella window available until they run out!

PIVOT YOUR SUMMER PLANS, FRIENDS IS POPPING INTO ATLANTA THIS JULY

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

Tickets on Sale This Friday, May 21 2021 at 3pm

After successful runs in New York and Chicago, the wildly popular FRIENDS Experience, originally created for the show’s 25th anniversary, is heading South! From July 15 through Sept. 6, fans can celebrate their favorite FRIENDS characters and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with this two-story enhanced experience created by Superfly X, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group.

“The One in Atlanta” will be located at Perimeter Pointe in Sandy Springs at 1155 Mount Vernon Highway, NE. Ticket prices start at $32.50, plus taxes and fees, and go on sale, Friday, May 21 at 3 p.m. EST exclusively at www.FriendsTheExperience.com. Guests can reserve a timed entry with hours found here. The experience also includes an extensive FRIENDS retail store featuring exclusive product that will be accessible without a ticket.

Oh..My..Gawd…The interactive space features 12 nostalgia-packed rooms and activations including the iconic FRIENDS fountain and Central Perk with the legendary orange couch. The FRIENDS Experience provides opportunities to explore the show’s history and re-create your favorite moments. Peek around Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax in Chandler and Joey’s recliner, help with the infamous sofa pivot scene and so much more.

“We are excited to bring The Friends Experience to Atlanta this summer, giving fans the unique opportunity to step inside the world of FRIENDS and relive their favorite moments from the iconic series,” said Jonathan Mayers, Founder and CEO of Superfly X. “We expect this to be the first of many experiences we bring to Atlanta, an important market for Superfly X.”

To ensure a safe environment for all staff and guests, The FRIENDS Experience is currently continuing COVID-19 protocols throughout the space including, but not limited to social distancing, requiring masks, non-invasive temperature checks and thorough cleaning and sanitization measures. Learn more about the enhanced cleaning and safety measures as well as additional experience details at www.FriendsTheExperience.com.

Friends fans be sure to catch “Friends: The Reunion” special available to stream on HBO Max on Thursday, May 27 and, in the meantime, fans can stream all 236 episodes of the original beloved series on the platform now.