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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Guests Are Invited to Unwind on the Buckhead Rooftop Oasis,

Savor Pan-Mediterranean Cuisine and Soak in the Sounds of Live Music

Every Sunday 4:30 pm


Get ready to Basque in the Sun” again at Gypsy Kitchen. Guests will feel as if they have been transported to a land far, far away, thanks to the restaurant’s Moorish design and delectable food with blended flavors from the cultures of Spain, Morocco, Greece, and more. Gypsy Kitchen is also named one of Atlanta’s best rooftop restaurants thanks to its enviable views of Buckhead.

“Basque in the Sun Sundays” take place every Sunday on Gypsy Kitchen’s rooftop, with live music starting at 4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a curated menu that features three varieties of flatbread (lamb sujuk, jamon serrano, and roasted mushroom) and libations such as the hibiscus gin spritz, watermelon basil, and 50 Shades of Purple that serves four guests and mixes flower-infused gin, passion fruit, lemon, and cava.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Guests are invited to explore larger-than-life trucks, including heavy-construction 

and public safety equipment, and meet the people who operate them

The Avenue West Cobb, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, is gearing up to host their Touch-a-Truck event. The event will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 p.m. 

The perfect event for families with kids of all ages, The Avenue’s Touch-a-Truck event will bring the community’s coolest trucks, vehicles and equipment to one location — giving community members the opportunity to check out the larger-than-life trucks for themselves. Guests will also be able to learn more about the trucks and the people who operate them at the event.

Trucks, vehicles and equipment in attendance include:

  • SWAT truck
  • Police Squad Cars
  • School Bus
  • Concrete Mixer Truck
  • Bucket Truck
  • Phoenix Crane
  • Vintage Army Truck

In addition to checking out the trucks, guests will also be able to participate in various activities and entertainment, including balloon artists, face painting, a bounce house and a live DJ, and pick up yummy snacks and treats from local food trucks, including C’est Tout Bon 2 EatWild Caught Seafood Truck and Love At Wurst Sight.

For more information, please visit https://www.avenuewestcobb.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

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

Cooler temperatures will be here soon and Halcyon has planned an exciting September events lineup to celebrate! Kick off the month dancing under the stars at Groovin’ on the Green or savor in spicy cuisine paired with award-winning craft beers at Cherry Street Brewpub’s Pepperfest. Families can bring their little ones to partake in the engaging and educational Halcyon Kids Club sessions held weekly. As International Doodle Day approaches, get ready for Halcyon’s biggest PAW-ty of the year. Finally, conclude the month with the highly anticipated annual Oktoberfest festivities.

The full September events schedule is outlined below:

Cars and Coffee Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Club of America

Saturday, September 2 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join the Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta and Fuel Coffee for a beautiful morning sipping on specialty coffee drinks, viewing Mercedes-Benz vehicles from a variety of years in the private lot next to Fuel and mingling with friends and other members of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Mercedes-Benz Experience by RBM of Alpharetta will be offering special discounts off merchandise for all Mercedes-Benz Club of America members. This event is open to all Mercedes-Benz owners. For more information or to register, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Cherry Street Brewpub Pepperfest

Saturday, September 9 from 1 – 6 p.m.

Spice up your Saturday at Cherry Street Brewpub’s inaugural Pepperfest, featuring a unique blend of craft beers, culinary arts and horticulture, sponsored by Troncalli Subaru! Guests will be treated to an incredible lineup of top tier breweries, including Cherry Street Brewpub, New Realm Brewing Company, Monday Night Brewing, Bold Monk Brewing Co. and many more. Indulge in a variety of spicy foods that perfectly complement the award-winning craft brews with a live music backdrop. Participating in the delightful festival are local culinary, farm and art vendors who will share their passions. Plus, a pepper plant swap to take home and grow your own. This is a family-friendly event and designated drivers have free entry. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Yappy Hour

Thursday, September 14  from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Mexican Independence Day at CT Cantina

Saturday, September 16 from 3 – 11 p.m.

Join CT Cantina & Taqueria for Mexican Independence Day! The annual event is held in honor of Mexican Independence Day, the day the country celebrates its declaration of independence from Spain in 1810. Enjoy an evening of exciting festivities and entertainment, including stilt walkers, energetic tunes spun by a DJ, a talented Latin dance performance, face painting for the kids and exciting prizes and giveaways. Indulge in the delicious food specials from the CT food truck and sip on tasty margaritas from the margarita tent. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information, visit the event page

International Doodle Dog Day

Sunday, September 24 from 1 – 4 p.m.

In celebration of International Doodle Dog Day, Halcyon invites the community, doodles and other furry friends for the biggest PAW-ty of the year! Guests can check in at the Halcyon tent on the Village Green to pick up free dog swag and the schedule of entertaining, dog-friendly events, including a Pooch Parade with prizes from the Unexpected Pooch at Halcyon, free pup cups at Kilwins, dog training demo by Elite Dog Training of Northeast Atlanta, free dog-friendly charcuteries and a meet-and-greet with adoptable pups from FurKids Animal and Rescue Shelter. Dine at Halcyon’s dog-friendly patios and treat your pup to the dog menu at Cherry Street Brewpub. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Farm Animal Yoga

Saturday, September 23 at 9 and 10 a.m. 

Mooove on over to Halcyon for Farm Animal Yoga, featuring live animals from North Georgia Wildlife Park! Treat your mind and body to a relaxing 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 the waiver prior to class, visit the event page.


Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Throw on your dirndls and your lederhosen and join Halcyon for the annual Oktoberfest celebration, presented by Mercedes-Benz Experience Center by RBM of Alpharetta! The day will begin with a Concours d’Elegance Classic Mercedes Car Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by traditional Oktoberfest festivities featuring The Wurstbrats, a live eight-piece German Polka band, free pretzel necklace-making station, yard games and new this year, a keg rolling contest. Sit picnic style on Village Green treating your taste buds to hot pretzels, brats, other German delicacies, beer, beer and more beer. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Oktoberfest at HOBNOB

Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Prost! Celebrate Oktoberfest at HOBNOB with your crew! Enjoy delicious German beers and classics like pretzels with beer cheese, brats, sauerkrauts and reubens. Wear your best German-themed outfit for a chance to win a $50 gift card to HOBNOB. For more information, visit the event page

Groovin’ on the Green

Fridays and Saturdays in September 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.

Halcyon Kids Club

Wednesdays in September 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.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Executive Chef Dean Wenzel Invites Guests to a Five-Course Lobster-centric Dinner

with Wine Pairings in Milton’s Acre 

Sunday, September 24 at 6:30pm

The rich flavors of the sea are luring guests to Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ sixth annual Lobster Madness Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 24. The unforgettable five-course lobster feast takes place in Milton’s Acre, the restaurant’s on-site garden.

Executive chef Dean Wenzel and his team are preparing a decadent five-course meal that incorporates lobster into each dish. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring bubbles and passed hors d’oeuvres. For the main course, guests will be served a whole 1.5-pound Maine lobster, and wine pairings will complement each course.

Lobster Madness tickets are $195 per person and include the cocktail reception, the five-course meal with wine pairings and gratuity. Tickets may be purchased online, and tax and fees will be added at checkout.  


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Culinary Pop-Up Accelerator will Host Chef Residences, a Monthly Rotation of Chefs Serving Weekend Brunch, & Themed Collaboration Dinners on Mondays 

 Ponce City Market announces Punk Foodie, an Atlanta pop-up restaurant curator and storytelling platform that amplifies and cultivates the city’s thriving underground and independent food scene, will open a food stall in the Central Food Hall this fall. Named Punk Foodie @ Ponce, the concept will be a restaurant and chef accelerator, with a rotating, curated roster of pop-up chefs that represent the often unheralded diversity and talent driving Atlanta’s future restaurant landscape.

With a mission to champion budding local chefs, grant their culinary creations broader exposure, and enhance their commercial success while enriching Atlanta’s culinary scene, Punk Foodie @ Ponce will be home to one- to two-month chef residences, a monthly rotation of pop-up chefs serving weekend brunch, and themed chef collaboration dinners on Mondays. Guests will be able to explore a variety of cuisines and dishes not easily found across the city.

“Pop-up chefs are creating pictures of the new South through local and global ingredients served in styrofoam take-out boxes from borrowed kitchens and 10×10 tents with tabletop fryers all over the city,” says Sam Flemming, Founder of Punk Foodie. “Now, with the new food stall at Ponce City Market, we’re helping pop-up chefs accelerate to the next level by allowing them to test concepts, build a brand and establish a track record as a means to open brick-and-mortar restaurants that will drive the evolution of Atlanta’s dining scene.”

Upon opening, Ganji will take up residence in the new food stall and serve Asian-inspired fast fusion – American fare infused with Asian essentials and flavors. Ganji Founders Jess Kim and Jun Park are culinary school graduates of Le Cordon Bleu and Culinary Institute of America, respectively, and have extensive experience in kitchens and management positions at multiple Atlanta restaurant groups including Korean Wives, Seed Hospitality and Castellucci Hospitality Group. Other chefs slated for the first month include Mighty Hans (Taiwanese-American), Krupana (Bosnian-ish) and Jimmie’s Jerk Chicken (American Jerk & BBQ). The chefs for a Fripper’s Hot Dog night will be announced in September.  

Chefs who are interested in being part of the accelerator program are invited to claim a chef profile on the Punk Foodie ‘pop-up finder’ app. Chefs are selected based on app analytics of their activity and Punk Foodie’s deep understanding of the pop-up scene. 

When Punk Foodie Founder Sam Flemming moved to Atlanta, he fell in love with the city’s burgeoning underground dining scene filled with pop-up chefs and food trucks – aspiring restaurateurs serving some of the most interesting, cutting-edge, authentic, and unique food in Atlanta. The whole thing reminded him of a punk rock scene, but for food. This interest led him to launch Punk Foodie in 2021. Today, the Punk Foodie platform consists of @punkfoodie.atl Instagram account, a weekly newsletter, a weekly column in Rough Draft Atlanta, the Road Crew foodie content agency, an events arm that curates chef-driven events like Punk Foodie Fest, and the ‘pop-up finder’ Punk Foodie app. With the launch of Punk Foodie @ Ponce, Punk Foodie now has an integrated and powerful platform that generates content, builds community, provides information, and offers tangible business opportunities to pop-up chefs and the broader independent restaurant scene driving the evolution of the Atlanta dining.

Since opening to the public in 2015, Ponce City Market has become a must-visit place on travelers’ Atlanta bucket lists, a beacon in Atlanta’s skyline and a destination for locals to gather, shop, eat, explore art and cultural happenings, live, and more. Small business owners – both retailers and restaurateurs – have turned their dreams into realities at Ponce City Market, with many starting as pop-ups or within Citizen Supply and expanding into their own spaces, like Pizza JeansCake Culture, Modern Mystic Shop, and Elk Head Clothing. One of Atlanta’s few female restaurateurs, Tal Baum, opened her first concept Bellina Alimentari in 2017, and since has opened a second restaurant at Ponce City Market, Atrium, and Aziza and Falafel Nation at Jamestown’s property Westside Provisions District. Her sixth concept, Carmel, opened earlier this summer at Jamestown-owned Buckhead Village.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Distillery of Modern Art, 9/10/23 from 1-5pm.


Get ready for an amazing art show called “Finding Home Through Art” hosted by SPS Productions at the fabulous Distillery Of Modern Art on September 10th from 1 to 5 PM.

This show is not just about admiring beautiful artwork, it’s also about making a difference. Some of the pieces will be sold to benefit Lost-N-Found Youth, an organization that supports LGBTQ+ youth in need.

Tickets are absolutely FREE! Just head over to our event page Finding Home Through Art: Art Show to secure your spot.

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colors, emotions, and thought-provoking art that explores the theme of finding home through artistic expression. It’s going to be an afternoon filled with creativity, acceptance, and love.

So mark your calendars for September 10th, 1 to 5 PM, at the Distillery Of Modern Art. Let’s come together, celebrate art, and make a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ youth.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

September’s First Friday will provide a platform for local independent filmmakers and storytellers to showcase their works.


Experience an unforgettable cinematic experience during an exciting collaboration with Underground Atlanta’s renowned First Friday event featuring a talented lineup of local filmmakers. This partnership promises to deliver an evening of art, entertainment and community spirit. 

Underground Atlanta is thrilled to partner with Audio_Video_Club and Kristan Woolford in this joint effort of cinematic vision that will take place on Friday, September 1, 2023. FilmCon will offer an engaging platform for emerging filmmakers like Brittany E. Walton, Morgan Matthews, Lanese LoveVicente Varela-Gomez, Esther Jane LordNaima Cooper and others to showcase their talents.

Bianca Cato, Founder and Executive Director of Audio_Video_Club, expressed, We are a projector and screen, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating art of film and the local filmmakers. AVC is very excited for the partnership with Underground Atlanta’s First Fridays to elevate a few locals and their film creations.

The Underground Atlanta First Friday event ensures attendees will not only be treated to exceptional cinema but also to dynamic artistic experiences. Film enthusiasts are encouraged to explore the spaces founded by EuGene Byrd III (FUTURE GALLERY + Railroad), Mike Stasny (MOM SAID ITS FINE), Carl Janes (The Inner Space), Maria McDowell (Emmcdee Gallery) and Tyree Smith (ARTlanta Gallery).

Each First Friday we aim to curate a vibrant part of the Atlanta art scene, emphasized Lyle Baldes, Director of Special Events at Lalani Ventures. With our friends in the film industry on an extended strike, we knew it was time to focus on film and the world around it.”

“FilmCon” will begin at 9:00 pm in the Fountain’s Plaza and throughout all of Underground Atlanta on Lower Alabama Street. Since its inception, First Friday has hosted thousands of art lovers and those who are curious about Underground Atlanta’s recent revival. After the performance and throughout the night, attendees are treated to DJs, live performances, an artist market, live painting as well as several food and drink options. Guests are encouraged to RSVP for the free event on Eventbrite


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Sunday, September 17, Aziza is hosting a Fall Equinox & Rosh Hashanah Dinner to celebrate new beginnings in honor of the two occasions. The menu is $90 per person, and reservations can be booked here from 5-10pm.

Located in West Midtown, Aziza (“happiness” in Arabic) offers modern Israeli cuisine with fresh takes on traditional dishes, while paying homage to Founder Tal Baum’s childhood in Israel. This dinner will celebrate the season’s harvest and incorporate the restaurant’s staple flavors, all  with a particular focus on 10 symbolic Rosh Hashanah food items through various dishes & courses. 

“Our upcoming dinner aims to blend the spirit of renewal associated with both Rosh Hashanah and the equinox,” says Oliva Founder Tal Baum. “It is an opportunity to celebrate an evening of new beginnings together.”

Traditionally, Rosh Hashanah starts with a small Seder (similar to the Passover Seder), composed of different blessings all related to successful new beginnings, positivity, prosperity and renewal. A seasonal ingredient or dish is associated with each blessing – think pomegranate, apple, honey, dates, pumpkin, lamb and fish. The seasonal fare and the different blessings will be weaved throughout the menu and will allow guests to learn more about this beautiful Jewish New Year tradition while enjoying a phenomenal multi-course dinner. 




Salatim for the Table

Roasted Beets – honey vinaigrette, hazelnut oil, apples

Chirshi – butternut squash, pepitas, sumac

Babaganoush – pine nuts, pomegranate, tehina


Choice of:


Hummus Lamb Mechoui –  silan, harissa oil

Hummus Vegetarian – leeks, black garlic, Laban Kishk


Choice of:

Lamb Loin Kebab – Turnip, fennel, cipollini, green chermoula

Lamb & Brisket Manti – tomato brown butter, labne, Aleppo, mint

Grilled Branzino – tamarind, fenugreek, spiced potatoes, toum

Stuffed Grape Leaves – lentils, walnuts, smoked cinnamon, chraime, crispy okra


Apple Tart – honey ice cream

Malabi – Rose, Pistachios 

Pomegranate Sorbet


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Step into a World of Playful Exploration: Peach Museum has Opened Featuring Expressive, Adult-Themed Selfie Fun in Underground Atlanta

Get cheeky at this brand new selfie-museum located in Underground Atlanta for an adult-themed immersive experience.

The Peach Museum by the Original Selfie museum creators, recently featured on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, have opened a new 18+ selfie exploration experience location on Underground Atlanta in the heart of Downtown. This new exhibit is content creator’s dream, visitors will be treated to an array of thought-provoking and visually stunning exhibits, all meticulously crafted to spark the imagination and encourage vibrant selfies.

As a space to create unique and captivating Instagram and TikTok content, Peach Museum offers a variety of backdrops that are perfect for hosting a birthday party, bachelorette party or a private event. 

Co-founder and visionary behind Peach Museum, Alex Kurylin, shared, “This brand new concept is designed to break traditional boundaries and challenge the norms of self-expression. Peach Museum is a sanctuary where adults can revel in their individuality, creating and capturing moments that boost self-confidence through personal exploration and creativity.”

Located on Lower Alabama Street in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, Peach Museum is more than just a museum; it’s an immersive experience tailored for adults looking to engage their imagination and celebrate self-confidence. Through a careful curation of interactive exhibits, each corner of the museum encourages guests to channel their inner artist and unleash their creativity.

“Underground Atlanta has a very social arts scene that has flipped the presumed norm of galleries with exhibits into experiences that are not what most would describe as typical. We support the movement of art in our property and the constantly expanding nature of that.”  – Lyle Baldes, Director of Special Events at Lalani Ventures. 

Peach Museum is now open on the weekends in Underground Atlanta from Friday to Sunday with reservations starting at 6:00 pm. Selfie lovers are encouraged to book their one-hour reservation ahead of arrival for $19 per ticket. This intriguing selfie experience also offers an option to book the entire venue for a private event to celebrate your birthday or bachelorette party, shoot boudoir photography or host a corporate gathering. In addition to Underground Atlanta, Peach Museum is opening a second location at World Erotic Art Museum in South Beach Miami on September 17th. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/18/23

Celebrate canine companions at Eventide Brewing’s National Dog Day bash on Saturday, August 26

The brewery is rolling out the red carpet for its four-legged friends with vendors, treats and free beer for anyone who donates to PAWS Atlanta 

Prepare for a tail-wagging celebration of canines of all sizes at Eventide Brewing on Saturday, August 26.

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is toasting everyone’s best friend this National Dog Day. The day will be filled with dog-centric events, vendors and activities that both you and your canine friend will enjoy, including: 

  • Bark ‘n Brews: Paws-ibly the best drink for your furry friend. Eventide will be serving Pooch Porters and Pup Pilsners (made with beef and chicken broth, respectively) all day!
  • Hops & Flow Dog Yoga (11 a.m.): Stretch and strengthen your bond with your pup in a special dog/owner yoga class. Note: Tickets are $15 and include a free beer; all proceeds will be donated to PAWS Atlanta.
  • Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe (noon – 2 p.m.): The organization will offer fun and interactive pet education for all ages.
  • Pup Portraits (4 – 8 p.m.): Lindy Nichole Photography will capture those uncanny resemblances between dogs and their owners.
  • Paw Print Pressings (4 – 8 p.m.):Grit Ceramic Studio will be on-site helping you create memorable paw print keepsakes.
  • Dog Look-alike Contest (4 – 8 p.m.): Think you and your dog share a resemblance? Enter the look-alike contest for a chance to win free beer for the rest of the year! 
  • Dunkin the Frenchie (4 – 8 p.m.):Meet and pose alongside Atlanta’s trendiest Frenchie, Dunkin! Beyond his impeccable style, he’ll be lending his charm as the emcee for the afternoon’s events. 
  • Cool Pups Creamery (4 – 8 p.m.): The pop up will be dishing out scrumptious organic doggie ice cream.

Eventide will also host a donation drive for PAWS Atlanta Animal Rescue, and everyone who brings an item will receive a free pint. Items needed include: 

  • Hill’s Science Diet adult dog food
  • Newspapers
  • Regular unscented bleach
  • Trash bags (heavy 55 – 60 gallon and 13-gallon tall kitchen)
  • Milk-Bones
  • Kong toys

For more information about the event, please visit Eventide Brewing’s Facebook event page.