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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/15/20

Atlanta Pizzeria Serving Take-Anywhere Pouched Beverages for the First Time + Celebrating National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Pre-order the Bastardo now through 9/17, for pick-up 9/20!

From creative cocktails that will transport you to Italy to make-your-own pizza kits that can be enjoyed in the comfort of home, nobody celebrates the best cuisine on earth like Varuni Napoli! Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Atlanta pizzeria will launch its first-ever to-go cocktail pouches showcasing a lineup of its three most popular sips. These hand-crafted, Italian cocktails pair perfectly with beloved Varuni pizzas. And, to commemorate National Pepperoni Pizza Day coming up on Sunday, Sept. 20, Varuni is offering a pre-order, one-day-only Bastardo at-home pizza kit, which is the restaurant’s bestselling pepperoni pizza.

Transportable and tasty, the Varuni cocktail pouches will be available exclusively at the restaurant’s Midtown location. These 8-ounce pouches of pure fun are bigger than a standard Varuni cocktail and can be purchased by customers 21 years and older at the takeout window located off Monroe Drive. The pouch lineup includes three of Varuni’s most popular cocktails: Negroni Reserva ($14) made with Barrel-Aged London Dry Gin, Campari, and Antica Formula Vermouth; Fresca Verde ($12) made with tequila, fresh cucumber purée, triple-sec, sparkling water, agave, mint and lime juice; and The Julia ($12) made with bourbon, San Benedetto peach tea, muddled basil and mint, ginger beer, raspberries, and blackberries. Conveniently located next to Piedmont Park, Varuni’s cocktail pouches are the perfect addition to pizza picnics in the park.

“After seeing how popular our Midtown takeout window has been for our customers during these unforeseen times, I’m thrilled that we are able to offer Varuni cocktails on the go as well,” said Varuni Napoli owner and Executive Chef Luca Varuni. “We also have big plans to honor one of our favorite holidays, National Pepperoni Pizza Day, with our Bastardo pizza!”

The Bastardo has been a customer favorite for years and is topped with fresh mozzarella, pepperoni cups, homemade nduja (spicy spreadable pork salumi in ragu sauce), Pecorino Romano, and basil. Each kit includes all of the necessary ingredients imported from Italy to make four delicious pies, including one can of Varuni branded tomatoes, four balls of dough, pepperoni cups, homemade nduja, Pecorino Romano, fresh mozzarella, flour, basil, and detailed instructions from Chef Luca himself. This ($80) kit is all-inclusive and is available for pre-order now through the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 17 by calling 404-709-2690.  Kits will be available for pickup on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Varuni’s Midtown location (1540 Monroe Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30324).


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/23/19

Featuring Live Music Performances, Food and Drink Specials, Kid’s Crafts, Games and Much More!  
Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.  
Chiringa Alpharetta
On Saturday, February 8, 2020, revelers and kite flyers alike are invited to celebrate National Kite Day to the fullest at CHIRINGA from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Located in downtown Alpharetta by the Town Green Fountain, guests can sway along to special live music performances by Melissa Bret and Josh Jeffords while sipping on frosty Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat Ales and half-priced specialty cocktails. Hungry diners can dive into surfside-inspired grain bowls, dips, salads, sandwiches, tacos and plantains, available with fresh fish and clean proteins. Guests with the gaming spirit are welcome to enjoy games galore, courtesy of Cornhole ATL, including cornhole, Jenga, Connect 4 and ladder ball. A communal hangout for all ages, families and their little ones are also invited to create DIY kites and participate in other arts and crafts activities. Free to attend, this event will be rain or shine and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.chiringa.com or call 770.802.8940.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/2/19

Saturday, July 13th 

5 pm to 11 pm

Indulge in a Sides Buffet, Beer Bust, Live Music and Giveaways at Town Brookhaven’s Neighborhood Tavern

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern’s Brookhaven location is celebrating its anniversary with a pig roast on Saturday, July 13. Join in and spend the evening sampling mac and cheese, collard greens and more from a deluxe sides bar and indulging in a beer bust of all-you-care-to-drink beer from 5-8 p.m. Live music, patio bar, free swag and more than $2,000 worth of prizes add to the excitement.

Tickets are $29 per person and are available for purchase online (limited availability). Ticket price includes:

•             8 oz. pork
•             Sides buffet: mac and cheese, collard greens, buns and more
•             Beer bust: all-you-care-to-drink beer from 5-8 p.m.
•             One HOBNOB-branded glass
•             One HOBNOB-branded koozie
•             Two raffle tickets


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/10/19

Midtown Hotspot Pulls out the Stops with Special Prix Fixe Menu and Rooftop Party

Thursday, June 20th

Ayman Kamel believes birthdays are meant to be celebrated in style. That’s why the owner of 5Church Atlanta and his team are raising the roof to celebrate the popular Midtown restaurant’s third anniversary on Thursday, June 20. Guests can get the party started with a sumptuous four-course prix fixe menu in the dining room and then continue the festivities with a high-energy party on the restaurant’s rooftop patio.

“We are incredibly thankful to Atlanta for the opportunity to serve them and be a part of this vibrant Midtown neighborhood over the last three years,” says Kamal. “We look forward to continuing as an active partner of the community and delivering enticing new menus and exciting events for our guests in the years to come.”

5Church kicks off the evening with a fabulous four-course prix fixe dinner in the dining room where hearty appetites will get a glimpse of the restaurant’s fun, new summer menu. Served from 5-10 p.m., the menu features diver scallops with ramps, risotto, vanilla carrots and leeks or pork tenderloin with cabbage, turnips and apple.  Event sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark will keep the drinks flowing. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy welcome cocktails including an Egress cocktail of Ketel One vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice, strawberries and basil or Holy Water with Maker’s Mark, sweet tea, lemon juice, blackberries, mint and blue agave, and a Champagne tower. The cost is $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and includes dinner, welcome cocktails and entertainment from an aerial bartender in a martini glass pouring drinks above the dining room. While walk-in guests are welcome, reservations are strongly encouraged via 5churchatlanta.com. 5Church’s a la carte menu will not be served this evening.

The celebration continues on one of Atlanta’s best rooftops overlooking bustling Peachtree Street in Midtown. The 6 p.m.-midnight festivities boast house music from 6-8 p.m., cocktail specials from upstairs bar sponsors Ketel One and Maker’s Mark and a photo booth to capture the evening. DJ Kinetic spins the hits starting at 8 p.m., and guests looking to finish out the evening with a good cigar can visit the cigar rolling station.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Saturday, May 4th Noon

Grab your friends and join us for the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine! We’re teaming up with Lunazul Tequila and some of our favorite bars and restaurants along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail for an epic Cinco de Mayo crawl! Tickets run $28 and can be purchased here.

Tickets Include:

(5) Complimentary cinco-themed items drinks from our partner bars
Souvenir Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl koozie
Map of participating bars with food & drink specials

Confirmed Partner Bars (more TBA):
– Apres Diem
– Guac Y Margys
– Char
– Bell Street Burritos

Check-In Locations (TBD):
Inman Park
Ponce – City