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THE 17TH ANNUAL OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/20

Featuring a Full Day of Delicious Fun Including Live Music From The Dirty Guv’Nahs, Stop Light Observations and Little Stranger, Thousands of Pounds of Crawfish, Fresh Oysters, Cocktails and More!

Saturday, February 29, 2020 Beginning at 2 p.m.

For the past 17 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Offering a day of Mardi Gras inspired fun on Saturday, February 29, 2020, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are flown in the night before along with live music from the fiercely soulful band, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, an acclaimed six-piece brotherhood from Knoxville, TN known for their electrifying rock and roll performances.  Athens, GA-based Stop Light Observations and the quirky, indie hip-hop group, Little Stranger, will get the party started and warm up the stage as guests sip on signature cocktails and cold brews from a souvenir cup and dive into platters boasting 1.5 pounds of piping hot and perfectly spiced boiled crawfish served with new potatoes, corn and sausage.  Additional festival food offerings include Bluepoint and Gulf freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, buckets of steamed oysters with drawn butter, and a fried station with fried oysters, shrimp, and chicken baskets.

The Oyster Crawfish Festival begins at 2 p.m.  While the event is an ages 21 and up event, children ages 20 and under may be accompanied by a parent.  Children 12 and under do not need to purchase a ticket while young adults ages 12 and over can purchase an admission ticket for $10.  General Admission tickets are available beginning at $30 and include entry to the event and all day entertainment.  VIP tickets are available for $60 and grants access to entertainment, private bars, upscale seating, a lounge area with fireplaces, and access to premium indoor restrooms.  The event is rain or shine.  To purchase tickets visit www.parktavern.com.

SET SAIL THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH YACHT ROCK SILLY LOVE SONGS AT PARK TAVERN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/11/20

Friday, February 14th 

Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

Spend a smooth-sailing evening this Valentine’s Day at Park Tavern’s Silly Love Songs Yacht Rock Show with VJ Captain Luv on Friday, February 14, 2020. Mellow-music lovers, in relationships or riding solo, will enjoy a nautical night filled with dancing, and the best Yacht Rock songs and videos from the ‘70s & ‘80s.  Guests can overlook the stunning Midtown skyline and Piedmont Park, and take advantage of Park Tavern’s full menu featuring sushi, salads, burgers, in addition to Valentine’s Day-themed libations that will be flowing all night long. Tickets for the evening are $5. Dinner reservations begin at 4:30 pm with the last seating at 10 pm. For more information, to make a reservation or to purchase tickets, visit www.parktavern.com/event/silly-love-songs-yacht-rock-show-with-vj-captain-love or call (404) 249-0001.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET CELEBRATES ITALIAN CUISINE WITH POP-UP, TRATTORIA-SYTLE DINNERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND COMING TO ATLANTA – FEBRUARY 20TH!!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/10/20

National Grocer Invites Customers to Experience ‘A Little Italy’ With Unique Italian Products and Ingredients 

 

On Feb. 20, Whole Foods Market customers in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta can indulge in an evening of Italian culinary discovery at intimate pop-up dinners co-hosted by the grocer’s cheese, wine and culinary experts alongside Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers. Each ‘A Little Italy’ event will feature an authentic, family-style meal composed of six courses, including Cacio e Pepe featuring Pecorino Romano with Parmigiano Reggiano grated tableside and Osso Buco served over creamy rosemary polenta.  

 

“Our dedicated team members travel throughout Italy to bring the finest traditionally-produced Italian items to Whole Foods Market stores, and we’re excited to offer these authentic products together on a dinner menu for one night only,” says Whole Foods Market Vice President of Specialty Cathy Strange. “We want our guests to feel like they’ve been invited for a meal in Nonna’s kitchen.” 

 

‘A Little Italy’ dinner guests will also enjoy curated wine and prosecco pairings to complement each of the six courses. At each dinner experience, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals will take on an 80-pound Parmigiano Reggiano wheel-cracking demonstration, all while explaining the craftsmanship that goes into producing the Northern Italian favorite. In addition, during the antipasti course, Italian suppliers will shave prosciutto on-site for sampling and pairing; during the dessert course, trained baristas will expertly pour Allegro Coffee using state of the art La Marzocco espresso machines. 

 

Starting Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. ET, customers can reserve a coveted, complimentary dinner seat—first come, first served—by visiting: 

 

Authentic Italian Offerings and In-Store Promotions 

 

“If you aren’t able to score a seat to ‘A Little Italy,’ we invite you to experience our extensive assortment of delicious Italian products – all of which meet our rigorous quality standards – at your local Whole Foods Market store,” Strange said. “Visit select stores on Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. local time to watch a hand-selected wheel of authentic Italian Parmigiano Reggiano be cracked live. It’s our annual celebration of the ‘King of Cheeses!’” 

 

Whole Foods Market invites food lovers to live la vita bella by embracing its unique assortment of Italian offerings. From Whole Foods Market Italian Gelato, to 365 Everyday Value Italian Olive Oils, to imported offerings like Principe Prosciutto Di Parma and Peroni Beer, Whole Foods Market offers a wide selection of authentic ingredients, products and specialty items to take any Italian meal to the next level. 

Whole Foods Market shoppers can also enjoy special offers on the following Italian specialties, starting Feb. 12:  

 

·         15% off Bertagni Fresh Pasta – From Bologna, by the oldest producer of filled pastas in Italy. Rich, flavorful, classic easy-to-cook pastas that feel homemade. 

·         $2 off per lb. IGOR Gorgonzola Dolce – A creamy, tangy blue with a delicate flavor and subtle sweet notes. Matured for at least 50 days.  

·         30% off Mitica Parmigiano Reggiano – Hand-selected from specific farms across Reggio-Emilia, Modena and Parma and always hand-cracked in-house. This raw-milk cheese is made from milk collected from autumn through spring and aged a minimum of 24 months.  

·         $3.99 per lb. Made-In-House Italian Sausage for Prime Members – Spiced to deliver big Italian flavor—add to red sauce, on pizza or as a stuffing for peppers. Choose varieties made from Animal Welfare Certified pork or chicken, in hot or mild. Product not from Italy.