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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/23

Spirits are bound to be high during the month of June because Distillery of Modern Art is hosting a handful of exciting events throughout the entire month. The go-to cocktail lounge destination has filled the month with fun activities for all interests. Whether searching for a good book or bliss, trying a hand at a new skill or on the hunt for tasty bites, DoMA has got you covered. 

Pat’s Poutine Pop-Up at Distillery of Modern Art – Friday, June 9th at 5 p.m.

Atlanta favorite, Pat’s Poutine, will be popping up at Distillery of Modern Art this Friday, June 9th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fry lovers are invited to get their fill of the classic Canadian dish featuring the delicious combination of fries, gravy and cheese curds. Wash it down with a signature or seasonal cocktail from DoMA’s spring menu. Bon Appetit! For more information, visit https://distilleryofmodernart.com  or call 404-482-2663.

Distillery Of Modern Art Hosts Intro to Calligraphy Class – Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m. 

Find a new favorite hobby at Distillery of Modern Art, a unique gallery supporting local artists and installations combined with a cocktail lounge and event space, with a Beginner’s Calligraphy class. On Thursday, June 15th at 6:30 p.m., join professional calligrapher Arielle Basha for a workshop perfect for beginners and leave with knowledge of handwriting principles such as materials usage, building letters in modern styles, and writing words in calligraphy. Tickets are $70 per person and include 90 minutes of instruction, a building letters worksheet, a guidelines worksheet, a beginner kit (straight holder, starter nibs, 1 pot of black ink) and one mocktail or cocktail. To register or for more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events or call 404-482-2663

Discover a Great Read at Distillery of Modern Art’s Spring Boozy Book Fair – Saturday, June 17th at 6 p.m.

Join Distillery of Modern Art on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 for the next Boozy Book Fair with Read It Again Bookstore. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, book lovers are invited to browse a carefully curated selection of titles and enjoy handcrafted signature and seasonal cocktails, charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter, sweets created by JARDí chocolates, and more. Guests can also view the newest exhibit featuring works from local artists Phillip Clark and Nailah Smith and pick up gifts for cocktail enthusiasts including bottles of artisan spirits to take home, cocktail shakers, Glencairn glass sets and more. Admission is free.  For more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events/ or call  404-482-2663.

Become Blissful with a Vibrational Sound Immersion at Distillery of Modern Art – Sunday, June 18th at 2 p.m.

Need to unwind, overwhelmed by your schedule, or simply longing for a breather? Indulge in self-care at Distillery of Modern Art– a unique Atlanta experience that combines a gallery supporting local artists with a cocktail lounge and event space, committed to fostering an environment of tranquility. On Sunday, June 18th at 2 p.m., Artist Yuli Anun will lead a vibrational sound immersion where attendees can practice mindfulness as healing sounds wash over them. To enhance this meditative experience, it is suggested to bring a yoga mat, chair, small pillow or eye cover. After the session, continue the feeling of zen by grabbing a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage and explore the newest art installation featuring works from Phillip Clark and Nailah Smith. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events/. For more information, call 404-482-2663 or visit https://distilleryofmodernart.com/.

Master the Art of Chocolate Creation at Distillery of Modern Art – Wednesday, June 21st at 7 p.m.

Unlock the secrets of pastry perfection at Distillery of Modern Art on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Acclaimed pastry chef Jocelyn Dubuke-Gragg, the innovator behind JARDí Chocolates, will demonstrate the art of creating a hazelnut financier with dark chocolate and orange— a delightful combination leaving taste buds craving more. Each ticket to the experience includes a specialty cocktail made with Distillery of Modern Art’s house-made spirits along with the timeless French cake, and a wealth of tips and tricks to help participants unlock their inner pastry chef. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events/. Dietary restrictions can not be accommodated for this event. For more information, visit https://distilleryofmodernart.com  or call 404-482-2663

Distillery of Modern Art Hosts Yoga & Spirits  – Sunday, June 25th at 11 a.m. 

Stretch that weekend feeling with a yoga class at Distillery of Modern Art, an amalgamation of a distillery, gallery, event space, covered patio, and cocktail lounge that is located in the heart of Chamblee. On Sunday, June 25th beginning at 11 a.m., Cherri McCallister, owner of breathe.yoga studio will host a traditional yoga class welcoming all skill levels at the beautiful, art-filled space. After the class, attendees can toast their mind and body experience with Distillery of Modern Art’s craft cocktails. The class is $12 per person. Attendees are required to bring their own mat and water. To register or for more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events or call 404-482-2663. 

Distillery of Modern Art Hosts Boudoir Burlesque – Sunday, June 25th at 2 p.m.

Learn the art of the tease with Boudoir Burlesque at Distillery of Modern Art on Sunday, June 25th from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Critically celebrated and award-winning teachers from The Atlanta School of Burlesque will start by walking burlesque beginners through the fundamentals of the sensual dance style. Welcoming all skill levels, Zara Estelle will teach Burlesque movements and walks, leaving participants loving their bodies and the new moves they have learned. Dance enthusiasts who have built up an appetite learning new skills can sip on the latest Summer cocktails from Distillery of Modern Art. Attendees must wear appropriate shoes such as dance shoes or strapped-toe shoes with a 2-to-3-inch heel, jazz flats, salsa shoes or barefoot. Attendees are encouraged to bring water. Tickets are $15. To register or for more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com/our-events or call 404-482-2663.

Distillery of Modern Art is conveniently located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341, in close proximity to MARTA. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/5/23

Celebrate the Start of Summer with Exciting Events at Atlantic Station Including
 Screen on the Green, Museum of Illusions, Wellness Wednesday and More

With the arrival of June, the days start to stretch out longer and it becomes the perfect time to take part in Atlantic Stations summer activities. This month, some of the city’s best happenings will take place at Atlantic Station in addition to several kid-friendly programs, such as movies on Atlantic Green, making a visit to Atlantic Station the perfect summer activity.
This month will also feature the Midnight Market, an all-night happy hour for foodies who love to eat, drink and dance. The Market will include 30+ delicious food vendors, multiple bars, live music and free roller skating. Whether you are bringing a date, your friend group or riding solo make sure to bring your appetite!
The Atlantic Station June Calendar of Events includes:
Thursday, June 1 & Thursday, June 22: SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Located at Atlantic Green | 7 p.m. EDT
Make outdoor movie viewing a new tradition this summer at Atlantic Station’s Screen on the Green! Each month during the summer, a different family-friendly film will be featured on a large outdoor screen. Bring your blankets or chairs and choose your own place to sit on the lawn.
Thursday, June 1 – Hugo (2011)
Thursday, June 22 – The Mitchells vs The Machines
Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 16 & Friday, June 23: PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE
Located at OTE Arena | 6 p.m. EDT  
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents MMA for the first time in the sport-season format where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing in a regular season, playoffs, and championship. PFL’s differentiated format and exciting fights sparked breakout growth for the league. Experience the action this month live at OTE Arena! Visit here for tickets and more info!
Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10: MIDNIGHT MARKET
Located on the Pinnacle Lot | 6 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. EDT  
Midnight Market is an all-night happy hour for foodies who love to eat, drink, and dance! This revolutionary food fest features over 30 food vendors, free roller skating, a live DJ and more! Tickets are on sale now! Visit here for more info.
Located at Atlantic Green | 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT
Tot Spot is back with lots of free and fun activities for our littlest friends. Dive under the sea with us on June 13! Tots can enjoy playtime and crafts hosted by our Littlest Mermaid friend, Ariel. Visit here to learn more.
Located at the Tiny Doors Studio | 10 a.m. EDT  
Meet artist Karen Anderson Singer and check out her studio on the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See works in progress, shop exclusive Tiny Doors merch and view the retired door gallery!
Located around the Atlantic Green | Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT
Wellness Wednesday is back with new and exciting fitness classes! Grab your workout buddy and get ready to enjoy FREE outdoor wellness classes each week. This season will offer a variety of workouts from relaxing yoga to intense boot camps and Salsa dancing. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, June 7 – Sound Bath | Yoga 
Wednesday, June 14 – Effect Fitness
Wednesday, June 21 – FUEL with Rob Owens
Wednesday, June 28 – Salsa with Salsalanta
Located on Atlantic Green | Every Wednesday | 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT  
Join us every Wednesday for Lunch Time Jazz, featuring Jazz artist Ron James! Grab a bite from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us in the Green for smooth tunes and good vibes. This event is free to the public. Click here for more info.
Located Around Atlantic Green | Every Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Every Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT  
Atlantic Station Creator’s Market returns this month, featuring an additional Market date on Friday, June 2 (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and on June 18 to celebrate Father’s Day (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Shop locally and celebrate Atlanta’s unstoppable creativity. Find festive art, jewelry, couture and more, all while supporting the makers of the South. Click here for more info.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/5/23

Halcyon invites the community to play, shop, dine and experience what’s new at the mixed-use village

The long-awaited summer season is finally here and to celebrate, Halcyon has a calendar full of events to enjoy throughout June. Unwind from the week and groove along with live music at Groovin’ on the Green each weekend. Kick off the summer in tropical style and sip on tiki-inspired cocktails at Cherry Street Brewpub’s new summer pop-up bar, Tiki Street. The tropical vibes continue with a fabulous Ladies Night Out: Tropical Nights. Bring the little ones to Halcyon Kids Club, a free weekly children’s event on Village Green. There is plenty to do and something for everyone to enjoy at Halcyon in June.

The full June events schedule is outlined below:

Groovin’ on the Green

Fridays and Saturdays in June from 6 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the weekend with dancing and singing along to live musical performances on Village Green. Enjoy local musicians across a variety of genres playing top hits. Guests can treat themselves to a craft brew and groove to live music all around the village! Halcyon has an open container policy, however, outside food and beverages are prohibited. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar at Cherry Street Brewpub

Monday, June 5 through Monday, July 31

The summer of fun begins at Cherry Street Brewpub’s Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar! Celebrate the summer season and soak up all the tropical vibes while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying tasty bites, without the hassle of traveling to a tropical island. The menu features an assortment of tropical cocktails and flavorful foods inspired by tiki classics. Grab your crew, unwind after a long day or gather your friends for a fun night out. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Halcyon Kids Club

Wednesdays in June from 10 a.m. – noon

Preschoolers are invited to play and make new friends each week at the free Halcyon Kids Club! The little ones can engage in a rotating menu of activities ranging from arts and crafts, dance, animal encounters, storytime, puppet shows, music and so much more. Themes and activities vary weekly and will be announced on Halcyon’s Facebook page and Instagram stories. A parent or guardian is required to stay with each child during the duration of the event. Afterward, enjoy lunch or a sweet treat at one of Halcyon’s kid-friendly restaurants. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Yappy Hour

Thursday, June 8 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Bring your furry friend and join Halcyon on Village Green for Yappy Hour on the second Thursday of each month! Enjoy delicious treats, doggy booze and adorable, adoptable pups from Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar Summer Kickoff Party

Friday, June 9 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Join Cherry Street Brewpub’s seasonal pop-up bar Tiki Street for a summer kickoff party! Enjoy a fantastic lineup of live music with two sets: 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Additionally, there will be festive face painting available from 5 to 8 p.m. and a wide variety of refreshing tiki-inspired cocktails and kids’ drinks to stay hydrated throughout the night. Don’t miss out on the flavorful tropical beers, try all the food specials and indulge in Blue Chair Bay Rum samples. It’s time to celebrate the beginning of summer in style! For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Ladies Night Out: Tropical Nights Benefitting Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute

Tuesday, June 13 from 6 – 10 p.m.

Grab your gals and join Halcyon for a fabulous Ladies Night Out: Tropical Nights! Dance the night away with a DJ spinning tunes on Village Green while sipping on Blue Chair Bay Rum samples and tropical cocktails or learn how to Salsa dance with a live band and lessons at Eclipse di Luna from 7:30 to 8:30. Enjoy some retail therapy with exclusive shopping discounts at Halcyon’s boutiques and free tropical swag while supplies last. Every ticket holder will receive a special code redeemable for a free facial at Clean Your Dirty Face Halcyon. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Rise & Wine: DIY Welcome Sign and Sip Workshop

Tuesday, June 13 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Rise & Wine is teaming up with The Traveling Art Cart for a wine tasting and DIY welcome sign workshop! Guests will learn how to make and decorate an 18” round real wood sign made to hang up or lean against a door and can customize different aspects, from the background color to the lettering color. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Rise & Wine: Wicks and Wine Workshop

Tuesday, June 20 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Join Rise & Wine for an evening of wine tasting and candle making! Guests will create their own signature candle scent by blending and pouring into two different candle sizes, an 8-ounce tin and a 10-ounce glass, add in a raw crystal or a hidden message that will be revealed as the wax melts. Finish the candle by decorating it with dried flowers while sipping on a glass of wine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Farm Animal Yoga

Saturday, June 24 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a session of yoga appropriate for all skill levels, accompanied by adorable furry friends. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and are welcome to pause and take photos with the animals during the session. For more information or to fill out a waiver prior to class, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/23

Guests can Immerse Themselves in the Best this Vibrant Neighborhood Has To Offer

Summer is rapidly approaching, and Summerhill is the ultimate destination for summer fun. The lively community has announced its lineup of not-to-be-missed activities for June.

  • Little Bear is hosting four dinners for the Tasting Collective on June 14, 15, 25 and 28. This membership-only supper club is expanding to Atlanta after launching in some other cities. 
  • Little Tart at Summerhill is featuring the Dalgona latte is an iced latte topped with delicious crunchy caramel candy that melts when the espresso hits it. The drink gets sweeter the longer it sits. This specialty drink will be available until the end of June.
  • Maepole’s seasonal summer menu features the best of what’s in season including bean salad, zucchini, corn, and braised red cabbage.
  • The beginning of June marks the return of Big Softie’s fan-favorite matcha flavor and a reprisal of the strawberry sorbet. These flavors also are phenomenal when twisted together.
  • On Saturday, June 3, Summerhill will host C10s in the City. This free event is a classic GM/Chevy truck show that centers around community.
  • Halfway Crooks has a variety of happenings at its brewery this month. This includes several new summer beer releases like Che Si Deci (June 7) and Super Super Turbo Turbo (June 14), as well as a wide range of events from trivia to live music in the biergarten. For all of the details, follow Halfway Crooks on Instagram.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/23

Chef pop-ups, DJ performances, craft beer and more are coming to the dynamic indoor-outdoor culinary destination

On Saturday, June 10, Westside Motor Lounge, the indoor-outdoor restaurant, bar, beer garden and live music venue at Echo Street West, will host Punk Foodie Fest vol. 2, a culinary celebration hosted by Punk Foodie with live DJ performances, specialty craft beer and 16 restaurant pop-ups. From noon to 5 p.m., attendees are invited to enjoy over 45 dishes representing a wide range of cuisines from a variety of local Atlanta pop-up chefs.  Proceeds from the event are expected to support charity Flavor Forward’s production of at least 500 fresh, chef-cooked meals for individuals experiencing food insecurity. Tickets are now available for purchase. 

“Punk Foodie Fest Vol. 2 is an incredible way to bring the community together to celebrate the underground Atlanta food scene while also supporting a great cause,” said Kelly Campbell, Partner at STHRN Hospitality Co. and Southern Culinary & Creative, the company behind Westside Motor Lounge. “Westside Motor Lounge and Punk Foodie have similar missions of discovering unique talents in the music and food scenes, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner and spread awareness of some of the best in Atlanta’s culinary scene.” 

Punk Foodie Fest Vol. 2 is an all-ages event. Each ticket includes access to Westside Motor Lounge and the 16 pop-up chef concepts, all DJ performances and one complimentary smoked fruit Berliner Weisse beer or nonalcoholic alternative. The list of attending chefs is available here. Children ages 13 and under are free to attend and furry friends are welcome. Costs for food, beverage and vendor goods will vary. Free parking is available at Westside Motor Lounge or Guardian Works at Echo Street West. 

“We have carefully curated the list of 16 chefs and 45 dishes to help showcase the wonderful ways in which pop-up chefs are redefining the restaurant landscape in Atlanta (a third of Eater’s hottest restaurants were originally pop-ups),” said Sam Flemming, founder Punk Foodie. “These chefs everyday are painting pictures of the new South, not with paint on canvas, but with local and global ingredients served in Styrofoam take-out boxes from borrowed kitchens and 10×10 tents with tabletop fryers all over the city.”

Founded by father and son team Sam and Leo Flemming and powered by Punk Foodie, Flavor Forward is a community giving platform that provides local chefs with the tools and facilities to prepare warm meals for those experiencing food insecurity. Last year, Flavor Forward delivered over 5,000 meals to local organizers Camp Peace, Intown Cares, The Cathedral Towers, Second Helpings and Free99Fridge. 

Punk Foodie is the ‘go-to’ platform for diners to discover unique, local experiences from the Atlanta underground dining scene. The platform hosts a database of over 900 Atlanta area pop-up chefs and manages a calendar of over 200 culinary events per week. At the festival, Punk Foodie will launch the new Punk Foodie app and the official Punk Foodie beer, smoked fruit Berliner Weisse, a collaboration between Round Trip Brewery and Secret Pint BBQ. 

Additionally, Westside Motor Lounge will host Skyway Man on Friday, June 9 and the “Girls Love To BAMBA” Day Party on Sunday, June 11 from 4 to 10 p.m. In partnership with Girls Love Ama + Bamba Tuesdays, Westside Motor Lounge will be transformed into an extravaganza of Amapiano, Gqom, Bacardi, Afrohouse, and more. The musical lineup includes DJ Tag, DJ Kash, Danger VYBZ and Xavier Blk. The day party is an ages 21 and up event, and tickets are now available for purchase. 

For more information about Westside Motor Lounge and the events schedule, follow @Westside_Motor_Lounge on Instagram or visit www.westsidemotorlounge.com.  For the latest news, project updates and more, follow Echo Street West, follow @EchoStreetWest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit www.echostreetwest.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/30/23

Historic 4th Ward Park
Saturday, June 17, 2023 – 4pm-8pm

Tickets here.

150+ beers, wines and more. Live music by Davis & the Love and DJ Q-Tip. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup and all beer, wine and cider samples. Food will be available for purchase.

$45 advance, $50 after June 8, $60* at the door (*unless sold out)

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 7:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at anytime


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/28/23

Weeklong Citywide Programming Featuring Over 25 Events Accessible via Peach Pass,
Tickets + RenderATL Conference Badge

RenderATL, the trailblazing annual tech conference and networking mecca in Atlanta, begins next week and is pleased to announce the first-ever Atlanta Tech Week taking place from May 30 – June 4, 2023. Atlanta Tech Week, also produced by tech mogul and one of Inc.’s 30 Under 30 recipients, Justin Samuels, marks a significant milestone for the Atlanta technology scene by cultivating an entire ecosystem of innovators, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts through unique programming and cultural community.

Atlanta Tech Week’s goal is to encourage knowledge sharing, networking, and idea exchange, creating an environment where individuals and organizations can thrive and contribute to the local tech landscape while cultivating a deep sense of Atlanta culture. While being one of the country’s fastest-growing technology hubs, Atlanta fosters a sense of diversity and inclusion that will create space for Atlanta Tech Week to truly take over through alluring events at some of the city’s most beloved venues, such as Ponce City Market, Hotel Indigo, and The Gathering Spot.

Through engaging citywide events, phenomenal Southern cuisine, captivating games, notable speakers, live music performances, and an overall sense of connectivity, Atlanta Tech Week paves the way for attendees to flourish in technological innovation and opportunity. As part of Atlanta Tech Week, RenderATL is a three-day conference breaking traditional barriers between culture and conference. Samuels has a vision that goes beyond conventional conference parameters; it’s one that encompasses Atlanta’s culture, atmosphere, and dedication to growing through technology and engineering.

Featured speakers from RenderATL will also be in Atlanta and participating in Atlanta Tech Week such as David Beitel, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Zillow; David Barrett, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Expensify; Felecia Hatcher, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Black Ambition Project; and Daylon A. Goff, President of JET.

With several participating organizations helping to make the week possible, Atlanta Tech Week will highlight 20-25 noteworthy events such as an Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Show in partnership with Ponce City Market and Juicy Power on June 1 at 6 p.m., complete with an expert EV panel and some of the latest EV’s. Other noteworthy events include:

  • Atlanta Tech Week Kickoff Party on the Atlanta Tech Village rooftop
  • Off the Chain Thursday: Web3 Party and Pitchfest at Atlanta Blockchain Center
  • Atlanta Tech Week Brunch at Public Art Futures Lab
  • RenderATL + Epic Games: Music in Unreal at The Gathering Spot ATL
  • “Female Founders in Innovation” Dinner at The Clubhouse at Tech Square Atlanta Social Club
  • RenderATL – Crescent Avenue Bar Crawl
  • RenderATL x R&B House Party at Ponce City Market Rooftop
  • Small Business & Startup Social Hour Powered by TikTok

“It’s always been a dream of mine to launch a Tech Week in Atlanta and after the success of our flagship event, RenderATL, it’s only natural to debut it this year,” said Samuels, Founder and CEO of RenderATL. “Together, these events further emphasize our core beliefs around diversity and inclusion. By truly nurturing this ecosystem, Atlanta Tech Week paves the way for sustainable growth, thus empowering the city to become a technological hub that promotes excellence and opportunity.”

Various ticket options are available, including the Peach Pass option that allows access to one day of the RenderATL conference complemented by unlimited access to all activations, and the Kaytranada concert. All ticket options have the “buy now pay later” option. For more information on Atlanta Tech Week and all included events, please visit Atl.Tech. To view the press release with all the details about RenderATL, click here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/23

Robust Summer Event Lineup with Father’s Day Cruise In, Food Truck Frenzy, Mommy & Me Fair and Back to School Bash 

The Avenue Peachtree City, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is gearing up for the summer season with a spectacular line-up of family-friendly events, including a new Summer Splash party and the return of their summer movie nights. 

The Avenue Peachtree City will kick off summer with Summer Splash—the center’s first-ever waterslide party on Thursday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Central Park. With a giant waterslide and live music spun by a DJ, this is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the school year and beginning of summer. Guests should come prepared to join in on the slippery fun with swim clothes, towels, sunscreen and more. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult and a signed permission waiver is required to participate.

In addition to Summer Splash, the center’s beloved summer movie series will return the following week. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and snacks for an ultimate movie-watching experience in Central Park. Pre-show activities begin at 6:45 p.m. and movies will begin promptly at sunset. This year’s movie lineup includes:

  • June 12 – Turning Red
  • June 26 – DC League of Super-Pets
  • July 10 – The Bad Guys
  • July 24 – Minions: The Rise of Gru

Other events happening this summer at The Avenue Peachtree City include:

Father’s Day Cruise In – June 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Check out some awesome rides with dad before your Father’s Day festivities. All years, makes and models are welcome. Plus, enter to win a $100 Avenue gift card for dad.

Food Truck Frenzy – July 4 from 6-9 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with food trucks, live music from The Southside Band and activities at The Avenue! Your favorite Avenue restaurants will be open to serve as well.

Mommy & Me Fair – July 25 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Take the kids to The Avenue for some mid-summer fun including a bounce house, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, food trucks, vendors and more.

Back to School Bash – July 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Say goodbye to summer with a ‘90s theme party. Throw on your best ‘90s-inspired outfit and invite your friends too to hear 90210 radio perform your favorite ‘90s hits and other activities including face painting, a balloon artist, an obstacle course and a zip line.

All events are weather-dependent and may be canceled at any time. For more information, please visit www.avenuepeachtreecity.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/22/23

Friday, May 26th – All Day

The Hall at Ashford Lane is proud to announce its grand opening as Dunwoody’s premier destination for food enthusiasts. This innovative establishment brings together nine food stalls along with multiple full-service options. The Hall at Ashford Lane is set to revolutionize the local dining scene, offering an unmatched experience for residents and visitors alike. The Hall at Ashford Lane is located at 4550 Olde Perimeter Way Atlanta, GA 30346 and will be open to the public beginning May 26, 2023. For hours and more information visit explorethehall.com. Reservations can be made through the Resy app.

Wahoo! Grill

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/21/23

Nestled in a secret garden off College Ave, Wahoo! Grill has been serving Decatur for 18 years and we know why they love it. The moment you walk in the door you’re greeted with an indoor-outdoor vibe, in the main dining space, while outside a large patio that feels secluded. On the menu, a wide variety of options abound from Wahoo fish to lamb to southern staples, as well as a great cocktail menu and desserts. Let’s explore. 

Starting with their signature Grilled Wahoo Sofrito that’s tender yet meaty and topped with a tomato forward Spanish sofrito sauce, earthy, crunchy asparagus, and an earthy, seasoned savory risotto underneath. OR go for their new menu item, the grilled half rack of lamb, our favorite bite of the day! Succulent and tender, well-seasoned lamb, the rhubarb sauce underneath is sweet and juxtaposed the savory meat. Then, paired with a sharp and herbaceous potatoes au gratin and earthy asparagus!  

Plus, Wahoo! Grill’s cocktail program is “perfection” with this Pina en la pina is a fresh and tangy pina colada style drink with a great tang, cream, and dash of nutmeg. And for the finale, make sure to sample the bread pudding; it’s grandmother’s recipe! It is warm and rich, stuffed with raisins topped with a creamy bourbon glaze. OMG! 

Other menu highlights include the Pimento cheese Fritters! They are sinful crispy bites stuffed with pimento cheese inside then a sharp and a sweet spicy tomato sauce underneath! Also, their solid fried green tomatoes that are crispy, perfectly breaded outside, slightly crisp yet tender tomato inside, then a balsamic drizzle for brightness and cool goat cheese to round out the bite. They typically come with shrimp, but we got without.  

Fried chicken, a staple of Wahoo! Grill’s menu, is plump and tender, and has a great crunch outside. Paired with collard greens that are rich, spicy and savory, as well as crunchy warm fries. Finish it off with, A crime of passion, an herbaceous and floral gin cocktail mixed with juicy passion fruit and lime, then a rose petal rim to dress it up!