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Nacho Daddy: Vegas Vibes in Downtown Duluth

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/3/19

The glitz of the strip, glowing neon and customer precured music videos fills Nacho Daddy with vibrancy and sound, but we’re not in Las Vegas, were in Downtown Duluth. Unexpected and welcomed addition to the recently trending Duluth town center, where you can gather to listen to music, drink a margarita, watch the game, and eat a huge plate of nachos. Here’s our take on our recent visit. Nacho Daddy isn’t just nachos, it has it all.

For the appetizer, who doesn’t love a good wing? Their Spicy Grilled Lemon Pepper Wings were tender, slightly spicy about medium hot with a smoky, lemon pepper finish. You’d be surprised how well these flavors all go together for a fun bite. With the appetizer we had two specialty margaritas: Pineapple Mint Margarita with a good mix of muddled mint, tequila, pineapple juice, sweet and sour. It wasn’t overly sweet and was very similar to a mojito with a Mexican twist. Also, got the Beer-Rita. Take their house margarita and stick an 8 oz Corona in it. Fun. Tasty.

The menu at Nacho Daddy was expansive, so we asked for suggestions and landed on the Fajita Nachos to get the best of both the Fajita and the nacho. It has everything except the kitchen sink, tender fajita filet mignon, creamy guacamole, spicy jalapenos, two melted cheeses, queso, seared peppers and onions, and the best topping ever pickled onions. Everything went so well together in a crunch, savory, sweet, spicy melody of flavors. The best part was the pickled onion, it gave it a kick up front that we loved! Our tip would be to get everything you can on one bite: it will be a big bite, but it’s the best one!

Our second entrée choice was a vegan option: fried avocado tacos. One of our favorite things in the world is fried avocado and we couldn’t pass this up. The avocado itself was creamy and deep, with the right amount of beer battered breading. It wasn’t too much and didn’t overpower it. Topped with salsa that gave it a kick. Also, loved the black beans, which were fresh! Found that if you put the black beans, salsa on the taco itself, it deepens the flavor. Try it that way. Yes, you’re thinking, vegan option? Yes, they have a whole page of them! With dinner we had a flight of Nacho Daddy branded beer, the best thing about it, it’s local! They scoured the Atlanta area and landed on having Wild Heaven on tap as the owner instantly loved their brewery and people. Example: their Mac Daddy is Ode to Mercy or Wise Blood is Hop Daddy. So, cool they scouted a local beer we love to be on tap! Cheers!

One of the favorite things about Nacho Daddy is the music videos! They have an iPad and customers can pick an array of songs to play on their screens. While we were there, we saw a large range of songs and even Liz’s favorite band STP, as well as everything from OutKast, to The Joy Formidable. It was fun to just sit there, sip on our flight of beer, and watch music videos. We’ll be back.

Duluth Beer and Wine Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, October 5th

Time: Noon

About: The City of Duluth is teaming up with Atlanta Sport and Social Club to host a celebration of Beer and Wine on the Duluth Town Green. Join us on Saturday, October 5th from 12:00pm-5:00pm to sample 75+ craft beers and 25+ wines. The day will feature live local music from Citizen Gold and The Night Howlers, beer and wine samples, a variety of local food trucks, an adult game zone, plus community vendors and artists. Tickets include souvenir tasting glass, admission to the event, live music, and all beer and wine samples. They are $36 at the time of posting and will increase as we get closer to the festival.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/assc/duluth-beer-and-wine-festival

Duluth Spring Arts Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th

Time: Varies

About:  The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the third annual Duluth Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The two-day festival  will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City  of Duluth; recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the North Atlanta region and home to the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities.  Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature  more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists,  jewelers and more.  Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks with healthy  alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

More Information:

http://www.duluthartsfestival.com/

SPRING 2019 AFFPS FESTIVAL LINEUP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/19

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce – 4/6-4/7 
Eighth Annual Sandy Springs  Artsapalooza – 4/20-4/21
Third Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival – 4/27-4/28
Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival – 5/4-5/5
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival – 5/11-5/12 

Spring 2019 AFFPS Festival Lineup: 

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

The eighth annual  Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 6 and Sunday,  April 7, 2019 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to  the  Fall Festival on Ponce (October 12 and 13, 2019), the Spring Festival on  Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted  Linear Park  Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage.  The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of  local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape  designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick  Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance  of  unique art, there will be  a children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, please visit http://festivalonponce.com or http://www.affps.com

Eighth Annual  Sandy Springs Artsapalooza  

The eighth annual Sandy  Springs Artsapalooza presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces  returns on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21,  2019. Featuring more  than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will  transform the  beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers have the opportunity to view  artist demonstrations, participate in  hands-on art activities  and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival  will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy  alternatives  and beverages. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs  are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please  visit  http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or www.affps.com.

Third Annual Duluth  Spring Arts Festival  

The  Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the third annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and  Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The two-day festival will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City  of Duluth; recognized as one of the  fastest growing communities in the North  Atlanta region and home to the largest and most enthusiastic art buying  communities.  Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature  more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists,  jewelers and more.  Festival goers will  also have  the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks  with healthy alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much  more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.   For more information about the festival, visit http://www.duluthartsfestival.com  or www.affps.com.

Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival 

The  second annual Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 in the historic Roswell Town Square. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community.  An ideal locale for a free outdoor festival that welcomes all ages and furry friends, the two-day juried event features approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music and dance  performance while enjoying gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives, craft brews, and much  more. For more  information about the festival,  visit  www.roswellartfestival.com  or   www.affps.com.

Eleventh Annual  Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival  

The  eleventh annual Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park along  Park Drive in Buckhead on Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11 and  Sunday  May 12, 2019.  Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the  award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters,  photographers,  sculptors,  leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers , jewelers and more.  Event goers are also invited  to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate  in hands-on activities.  The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and a small stage for live acoustic music performances.  The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For  more information, please visit   http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.