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CITY WINERY ATLANTA’S FEBRUARY EVENTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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

CITY WINERY’S OBSERVANCE OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Celebration of Culinary Artisan Events features African-American Chefs and Wineries

 
City Winery celebrates the achievements of the African-American community this February for Black History Month with food and beverage events curated by Beverage Director James Brim. Brim himself is a trailblazer in a growing number of African-American sommeliers and beverage directors in Atlanta.

City Winery’s Celebration of Culinary Artisans ft. Edna Lewis’ “The Taste of Country Cooking” on Saturday, February 15th celebrates the life and achievements of the late Edna Lewis. Edna Lewis was an African-American author and chef, renowned for her traditional Southern cooking that emphasized fresh and locally grown foods. Towards the end of her career, Lewis relocated to Decatur, GA, where she spent the rest of her days. The South’s answer to Julia Child, Edna Lewis has inspired an entire generation of African-American chefs. Her life and impact will be celebrated at City Winery for Black History Month. Chef Vawanda Richardson will prepare an interpretation of the fresh taste of early spring, served family style and paired with wines from African-American producers.
7 p.m. start, 9 p.m. end. Tickets $75 plus applicable fees.

On Saturday, February 29th, City Winery hosts a Celebration of Culinary Artisans: Vertamae Smart Grosvenor “Vibration Cooking, or Tales of a Geechee Girl”. Vertamae Smart Grosvenor was a world-renowned author, performer, and chef. Born in South Carolina in 1937, Vertamae was strongly influenced by her Gullah Geechee community. Having befriended some of the most influential artists, writers, actors, and musicians of the twentieth century, Vertamae held a treasure trove of stories about her experiences  with people like novelist and poet Maya Angelou, and jazz musician Hugh Masekala. The dinner will be with wines from African-American producers paired with the dinner.
7 p.m. start, 10 p.m. end. Tickets $75 plus applicable fees.

Tickets are available online at citywinery.com/atlanta or by calling 404-946-3791.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA FEBRUARY 2020 ACTIVITIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/30/20

Destination shares the love with specials for the local community

Roses are red, violets are blue … The Battery Atlanta has things for the community to do! The lifestyle destination’s restaurants are dishing out a variety of flavors this February – from a seafood series to crave-worthy Cajun dishes to the must-have wine, cheese and chocolate for the holiday. A one-stop date night destination, The Battery Atlanta invites locals to sweeten dinner plans at its intimate restaurants offering prix fix menus. Throughout the month, Atlantans can share their love of sports teams, trivia games and live music with friends and family.

The Battery Atlanta Cornhole League
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.

Wellness Series: Yoga
Monday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water.

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Big Game Bash at Sports & Social Atlanta
Sunday, February 2 from 4 – 10 p.m.
Football fanatics are invited to watch the big game and popular commercials on the biggest TV in the Southeast. The football festivities will also include drink specials, enter-to-win themed prizes and more!

Southern Oyster Social at the Garden & Gun Club
Sunday, February 9 from 3 – 6 p.m.
Guests can enhance their palates with the second event of the oyster tasting series, featuring a variety of oysters farmed in the South. This month will feature oysters from Alabama and Florida. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/SouthernOysterSocial and include a sampling of raw, grilled, smoked and steamed oysters, a drink and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Charm Your Sweetheart at Cru Food & Wine Bar
Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15
Couples will wine and dine over a romantic, four-course Valentine’s Day dinner. The evening begins with a lobster bisque “tease,” followed by the choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert for $60 per person.

Terrapin League Night at Sports & Social Atlanta
Friday, February 21 from 8 – 11 p.m.
Assemble the squad for a night of friendly competition, drink specials and live music sponsored by Terrapin Beer Co. Teams can test their knowledge in trivia and go for the gold in ping pong, ski ball, water pong and more for a chance to win prizes and giveaways!

Mardi Gras Live! 2020 at Live! at the Battery Atlanta
Saturday, February 22 from 8 – 11 p.m.
Party goers can groove to live music, indulge in authentic Cajun dishes and drink specials, sip on hurricanes and more at a night full of French Quarter fun. Tickets for Mardi Gras Live! 2020 can be purchased at bit.ly/MardiGrasLive2020.

Fan Friday at Sports & Social Atlanta
Friday, February 28 from 8 – 11 p.m.
The popular sports bar and live entertainment venue shares the love with loyal fans. Guests can enter to win door prizes and giveaways, enjoy VIP drink specials and live music every fourth Friday of the month.

Terrapin Taproom: Trivia @ The Taproom
Thursday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on non-gamedays
Gather friends for a night of friendly competition! The trivia game questions will feature a new theme each week. Teams can participate for free in multiple rounds for a chance to win prizes.

Info here: https://batteryatl.com/events-cal/