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NIGHT MARKET AT HOME DEPOT BACKYARD: EAT, SIP, SHOP UNDER THE STARS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/1/19

The Home Depot Backyard Hosts Artisan Vendors, Live Music, and Top
Culinary Talent in November 7 Installment of Monthly Market

Picture yourself strolling under twinkling lights, sipping on a custom cocktail from top Atlanta mixologist, Tiffanie Barriere and you notice the smell of dishes from some of the city’s most celebrated chefs wafting through the air. At Night Market at The Home Depot Backyard, guests can experience just that – a vibrant, open-air neighborhood gathering. The market is designed with inspiration from the famous street fairs and bazaars of Europe and Asia and once guests step inside, they will feel instantly transported into a kaleidoscope of delicious flavors, colors and sounds.

Having launched in October in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just outside of bustling Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Night Market offers expansive greenspace, enticing guests to come shop, drink, eat, and stay a while. Here visitors have the chance to engage and converse with incredible culinary talent including chefs from The Federal, The Spotted Trotter, Sweet Auburn BBQ, Shake Shack, American Cut, Honeysuckle Gelato, Wheelies Tiny Donuts and Hattie B’s to name a few. Guests will also be able to shop an impressive selection of goods at the artisan market, curated by Atlanta favorite, Indie Craft Experience, to a soundtrack of live music provided by the Sundogs.

“At Night Market, we want our guests to feel as if they’re attending a backyard party with close family and friends,” says Latonda Henderson, Director of Community Activation for Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “Our goal was to create this personal experience where you can walk up to renowned chefs and beverage experts and swap recipes, pick their brains and just chat as if you were at a friend’s house. The culinary talent we have selected for each Night Market are all part of the movement to elevate Atlanta’s reputation as a top foodie destination, and to be able to have this interactive experience with them is really special.”

Food and beverage advanced tickets in advance are $25 or $40 at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thehomedepotbackyard.com/night-market.

3RD ANNUAL RHYTHM AND BREWS FESTIVAL

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

Festival features live music, food, craft beer and wine

Saturday, October 26th at 5:30 pm

GREENSBORO, GA Reynolds Lake Oconee and OPAS (Oconee Performing Arts Society) are excited to present the third annual Rhythm & Brews Festival. The festival will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Reynolds Lake Oconee’s historic Sandy Creek Barn.

Headlining the 2019 festival are five world-renowned rock stars, including Scott Stapp of Creed, Jason Scheff of Chicago, Emmerson Hart of Tonic, Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon and Don Barnes of .38 Special. Each veteran musician will be accompanied by the Nashville-based band SIXWIRE.

General admission is $150 and includes access to the craft beer and wine tasting, concert and shuttle service. For guests seeking the ultimate Rhythm & Brews experience, VIP tickets are available for $250 and include general admission access plus exclusive VIP amenities including a tasting experience inside the Sandy Creek Barn with special wine offerings, a VIP hospitality suite at the concert with complimentary food offerings, a dedicated cash bar and comfortable seating that includes a reserved seat during the concert.

“With a great music line up and more tasting and food options than ever before, this year’s Rhythm & Brews Festival is the don’t miss event of the fall,” said Ginger DiMascio, Business Director for OPAS.

The beer and wine garden will provide more than 30 craft selections for tasting and several award-winning food trucks will be on-site to provide culinary pairings. Guests must be 21 and older to attend.

Last year the festival brought in a total of 1200 attendees, doubling from its inaugural year in 2017. The festival has quickly become a local favorite event for residents and visitors alike, all while enhancing the cultural enrichment in the Lake Oconee area.

For more information on the festival and parking, visit http://www.opas.org/rhythm-brews.

16TH ANNUAL PARTY IN THE KITCHEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/11/19

Open Hand fires up fun with annual Party in the Kitchen fundraiser, September 26

Mingle with Atlanta’s celebrated chefs while enjoying live music, cocktails and more

The Stave Rome at American Spirit Works

Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Nan Street and Carmen Titelman, invite Atlantans to mix and mingle with local chefs and fellow foodies during the 16th annual Party in the Kitchen benefit at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works in support of Open Hand Atlanta. On Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m., guests will enjoy delicious fare from more than 20 of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, including Aria, Rathbun’s, Local Three Kitchen & Bar, The General Muir and Table & Main, as well as hand-crafted cocktails provided by top mixologists.

Open Hand Atlanta hosts the culinary-focused event annually to raise much-needed funds to support its programs which provide access to home-delivered, health-promoting meals as well as nutrition education to Atlantans living with or disabled by chronic disease, homebound seniors and at-risk youth and families. As guests enjoy food prepared by some of Atlanta’s finest chefs, the event will also include a live auction with opportunities to win incredible one-of-a-kind experiences, such as exclusive in-home dinners prepared by renowned chefs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, as well as a silent auction which will feature an array of luxury items including travel packages, entertainment opportunities and fine dining experiences.

Open Hand will also host a Patron Party at the Spanx Rooftop Terrace a few weeks prior to the main event which will provide another opportunity to showcase some of Atlanta’s most divine bites as well as a sneak peek of the live and silent auctions. The Patron Party event will take place on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the main event begin at $250 and include access to unlimited food tastings and an open bar. Patron Party tickets are $1500 and include two tickets to the Patron Party as well as two tickets to the main event. For information on sponsorship packages or to purchase tickets, visit PartyintheKitchen.org.

Atlanta Spring Wine Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 1 pm

About: The annual Atlanta Spring Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 1 – 5pm in Historic Fourth Ward Park. We will have over 50 wines as well as a selection of local beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  The wine list is available on the website. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door of the event.

More Information:

https://www.atlantawinefestivals.com/spring/

2019 Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 11 am

About: A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We’re taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness over the course of the day for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are two sessions, early session at 11:30 am and afternoon session starting at 2:30 pm. In addition to delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets Include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden.
What do you get: General Admission tickets include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Ticket Ranges $18 – $35. Benefits Releash Atlanta.

More Information:

https://www.atlantagrilledcheese.com/

Brookhaven Beer and Wine Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 2 pm

About: Spring is here and so is the beer! Join us for the 9th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Road at Osborn Road in Brookhaven! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. Regularly priced tickets will be $50 at the door. Buy your tickets now for $40, a $10 discount!

Your ticket includes:
-Tastings of 150+ beers and wines
-10 oz Souvenir Tasting Cup
-Local and Regional Vendor Expo

Food is also available for purchase.

Go to our ticket link here and enter our promo code for 10% off your ticket price: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/spiral/bbf2019/?referral=adventuresinatlanta
Promo code: adventuresinatlanta

Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 6th

Time: 1 pm

About: We are shaking things up this year at Dad’s Garage and rolling out a brand-new concept for our annual fundraiser: The Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival! After 15 years of “BaconFest,” we’ve decided to move towards an event that is more environmentally sustainable, more affordable for our patrons, and that lets us focus on doing what we do best: providing a one-of-a-kind festival experience where patrons interact directly with improvisers in booths and games.

Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival is one part festival, one part theatrical weirdness you’ll only find at Dad’s Garage. In addition to plenty of beer, rides, and delicious food, our improvisers will be manning booths like “Hobo Wine Tasting,” “Wheelchair Obstacle Course,” “Bad Caricatures,” and the always-popular “Flip Cup Tournament.” Tickets start at $10.

More Information:

http://dadsgaragecarnival.com/