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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/23/24

Atlanta Wing Fest Soars into Uptown Atlanta April 18
Four Hours of All You Can Eat Wings!


Get ready to enjoy America’s beloved hands-on meal—chicken wings—at the highly anticipated Atlanta Wing Fest, presented by Taste of Atlanta. This ultimate wing showdown is set to take flight at Uptown Atlanta, Atrium Towers, located at 570 Main Street, Atlanta, GA 30324, on Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 6-10pm.

Atlanta Wing Fest promises an evening of craveable wings & things, desserts, bottomless beverages, music by DJ Tron, cooking and mixology demonstrations, and more. Chefs will provide grilled, fried and smoked wings with many unique flavors — tangy barbecue to spicy Sriracha, zesty lemon pepper to sweet and savory teriyaki. Attendees will embark on a flavor journey, sampling a variety of wings from 25 local restaurants from all around Atlanta.

Ticket buyers will have the opportunity to cast their votes for the coveted titles of “Best Wing,” “Best Bev,” and “Best Dessert” of the night, adding an element of friendly competition to the festivities.

The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. and will run until 10:00 p.m., with VIP ticket holders granted early entry at 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets are available for $95, while General Admission tickets are priced at $85. Both ticket tiers offer all-inclusive access to unlimited wing samples, bottomless tastings of local beer, wines from around the world and craft cocktails, live music, DJ and interactive entertainment options. VIP tasters get early entry to the event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a “Gotta’ Have It” VIP goody bag (one per household).

Atlanta Wing Fest Highlights:
● One Night Only, 7-10 p.m.; VIP Early Access 6-7 p.m.
● Sample wings from 25+ Atlanta restaurants
● Bottomless sips of a variety beer, wine, and craft cocktail tastings
● Eat and greet with local chefs from top restaurants known for wings
● DJ, cooking demonstrations, plus other exciting entertainment
● Vote for the “Best Wing,” “Best Beverage” and “Best Dessert” of the evening

Presented by Taste of Atlanta

“We’re excited to bring Atlantans dozens of delicious wings, refreshing drinks, and an unforgettable tasting experience,” said Dale DeSena, Founder and CEO of Taste of Atlanta. ” This event is a celebration of Metro Atlanta’s diverse culinary scene, with a special nod to the beloved chicken wing! Our aim for the Atlanta Wing Fest, along with all Taste of Atlanta events, is to provide attendees with the chance to connect with local chefs and esteemed restaurants, explore new flavors, and indulge in a wide-variety of mouth-watering wings.

Taste of Atlanta proudly partners with Angel Flight Soars and Second Helpings Atlanta, making Atlanta Wing Fest a true “party with a purpose.” Angel Flight Soars is a non-profit organization out of the Peachtree Dekalb Airport (PDK) that provides free air transportation for people that have a medical need that can’t be filled in their local area. Their services are available throughout Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Second Helpings Atlanta’s vision is to eliminate hunger in the Metropolitan Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between a network of over 50 donors and the front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.

Tickets for Atlanta Wing Fest are now available for purchase online at AtlantaWingFest.com. For more information about Atlanta Wing Fest and to stay updated on event details, visit www.tasteofatlanta.com or follow Taste of Atlanta on social media.

9 Mile Station: Stunning Sunsets Included

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/20

The orange and yellow rays of the sun fade behind a Midtown skyscraper throwing a cascade of pinks, blues, and purples over the clouds in perfect unison. Once the sun finishes its descent, the lights of the city illuminate the sky with a pale yellow halo. It’s a jaw dropping site that everyone should experience! Sitting on the corner of the Ponce City Rooftop, 9 Mile Station is the go-to place to spend a warm, sunny sunset over the Atlanta Skylines like we just described, while enjoying a refreshing cocktail, and nibbling on a light bite with your favorite people. Stunning sunsets included! On top of that, fill your stomach with great food and drinks that pair well with any weather. Color us impressed.

From a large beer on tap menu, cocktails, wines, and more, 9 Mile Station has a good selection of local and national brews, an array of wines, and a fun cocktail menu. The first cocktail we sampled was One Way Ticket to Mars and it reminded us of the color of the setting sun. In flavor, it is deeper and richer of the two cocktails we tried with a sweet and citrus nose to start and finished off with slight mint and tart. From the deepness and warmth of the whiskey, to the richness of the passionfruit, to the mint, lemon, and bubbles, it’s a fun drink to sip all the way around. Also, beautifully presented in a champagne flute, you’d never know it was a whiskey and sparkling wine combo cocktail. Our second cocktail was refreshing and perfect for the rooftop, sunset vibe you get from 9 Mile Station. The Rose All Day 2.0 is a combination of gin, hint of lemon, rose wine, and sparkling rose wine. It’s one of those drinks you could sit on their ledge seating and just sip on for hours. You’d never get tired of the view or the drink.

From sipping a cocktail while taking in the sunset view, why not stay for a bite while you relax at the firepit and enjoy the nighttime vibe by the fire? They have some delicious options, we were impressed with the array of starters, as well as entrees. Plus, 9 Mile Station has blown us away with their presentation. Seriously beautiful, like the croquets had an array of color and the wings were stunning. It elevates the experience, like your eating at an upscale restaurant!

One of the best little all-around balanced bites was the smoked trout croquettes. They are a delicious ball of flavor from the light, flaky fish, perfectly crunchy fried shell, and the earthiness and cream of the mint tarragon yogurt. Make sure to get yogurt and a bite of the pickled onions in each bite, it’s perfection. Beyond that, the lemon pepper wings were some of the best wings in Atlanta. The whole wing was perfectly cooked, charred evenly, and the skin popped when you took a bite. The lemon pepper sauce was balanced with the right amount of lemon and pepper, as well as the richness of the butter. We cannot say enough about how delicious these wings on their own, you MUST but dip every bite in that perfect Alabama White BBQ sauce, because it’s one of the best white sauces EVER. The perfect blend of spices and creaminess is to die for. What a wonderful bite!

When you enter the elevator to Ponce City Market and head to the roof, you know you’re in for something special. You get that on the roof. Beautiful views, food, drinks, and if you still have room for more fun, why not try your hand at a carnival game or a round of mini-golf? Next time we head up to the roof, we’re going to try a 9 Mile Station Beer Smash (beer cocktail) and eyeing the smoked baby back ribs. Reservation for two, please.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/1/20

City Springs


Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 4th year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on TBD, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure. Come join us for ATL’s premiere outdoor chicken wing festival!

In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. Tickets here.

General Admission Tickets are $12 and include:
• Entry to all festival areas
• Access to food vendors, live music, and bars.
• (4) Wings Vouchers to get you started (additional wings available for sale ~$1/wing)
• People’s Choice voter’s ballot

Wing Lover’s Tickets are $31 and include:
• (15) Wing Vouchers
• Slingin’ Wings Souvenir 16oz tumbler

Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings (~$1/wing), plus we’ll have a variety of local Atlanta restaurants serving up their full menus (and full-sized portions) available to purchase.

2020 Participating Restaurants:
Hudson Grille Brookhaven | Taco Mac | Wild Wing Cafe | WNB Factory – Chamblee | Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee  | HOBNOB | Alcohol Infused Wings | Soul Truckin Good | Around the Way Gourmet | Rickettes world Famous chicken fish & Barbecue | Amanda’s BarbeeQue and Catering Services L.L.C | …. More To Be Announced!

Wing Contests:
Slingin’ Wing Eating Contest
Slingin’ Wing Contest (wing toss)

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta, a 501c3 not for profit charitable organization that works tirelessly to save dogs from high kill shelters throughout the state of Georgia.