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THE WOODALL UNCORKS TRIONE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER ON MAY 25

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Westside Eatery Collaborates with Sonoma Winery for a

Wine-and-Dine Experience to Remember                   

Executive chef John Metz invites guests to the Woodall for an exceptional wine dinner experience with Trione Vineyards & Winery on Wednesday, May 25. Metz and chef de cuisine Karl Gorline will take guests on a culinary cultural journey with a five-course menu paired with wines from Sonoma’s Trione Vineyards & Winery.

Family-owned and operated Trione Vineyards & Winery is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Three generations of the Trione family have owned and cultivated nearly 600 acres of vineyards in three prime appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Sonoma Coast.

The cost of the dinner with pairings is $125 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations can be made by emailing thewoodallatl@metzcorp.com.

MENU:                         

Amuse-bouche

Crab tartlet garnished with yuzu, apple, and radish

First Course

Trout belly ceviche garnished with honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and fennel

2021 Trione Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

Roasted chicken chawanmushi served “hiyashi” style with consommé,

red shrimp, mushrooms, and edamame

Trione 2018 Chardonnay

Third Course

Kurobuta pork short rib with a spicy and smoky black mole sauce,

corn panisse, and chickpea and corn relish

Trione 2017 Pinot Noir

Fourth Course

Prime strip steak with pommes paolo and a classic French bordelaise sauce

Trione 2016 Henry’s Blend

Fifth Course

Whipped kabocha squash custard with yogurt sorbet, a crispy pavlova, and sumac

Trione 2015 Syrah

MILTON’S GARDEN DINNER SERIES INTRODUCES: FOR THE LOVE OF VEGETABLES JUNE 12

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Treasured Crabapple Eatery Announces a Special Vegetarian Edition

of the Beloved Garden Dinner Series

Executive chef Derek Dollar is hosting a one-of-a-kind vegetarian dining experience at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. For the Love of Vegetables is a special edition of Milton’s beloved garden dinner series that will ensue on June 12. Guests are invited to experience vibrant, fresh flavors paired with biodynamic wines to create an unforgettable evening.

Dinner begins with a reception of passed hors d’oeuvres and libations in Milton’s Acre, where attendees receive an exclusive tour of the garden. Guests then retire to an outdoor, beautiful four-course dinner with vegetables front and center, accompanied by natural, sustainable wines.

Tickets are $140 per person (including wine, tax, and gratuity) and can be purchased online in advance. Tickets cannot be refunded within 48 hours of the event and are not transferrable for other dates. The garden dinners are rain or shine events.

CREOLE FOOD FESTIVAL ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/20/22

Saturday, July 9th

2pm at Best End Brewing

What is CREOLE CUISINE? CREOLE CUISINE is a style of cooking which blends French, Spanish, West & North African, Amerindian, Haitian and Portuguese.

ATLANTA CREOLE FOOD FESTIVAL will continue the tradition of showcasing the best Creole chefs, cuisines and beverages from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America. Look to see and discover participating tourism boards, rising star chefs, beverage connoisseurs, bartenders providing signature NYCCFF drinks, sample dishes, cooking demos, and much more!

The Creole Food Festival was created because we wanted to create a platform for black and brown chefs to showcase their creativity and talent. In addition, in a world where people sometimes focus on what divides, we wanted to create a festival that brings people together through food, culture, and music.

INVITED REGION & COUNTRIES

AFRICA

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Cape Verde
  • Gabon
  • Ivory Coast
  • Madagascar
  • Maroco
  • Mali
  • Namibia
  • Tunisia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles

USA/NORTH AMERICA

  • Charleston/North Carolina
  • Coastal Carolina
  • Georgia
  • New Orleans
  • South Carolina
  • Montreal

CARIBBEAN

  • Antigua
  • Cuba Curacao
  • French Guyana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • St. Kitts
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Martin

EUROPE

  • Belgium
  • -Portugal

SOUTH AMERICA/ASIA/CENTRAL AMERICA

  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Colombia
  • Macau
  • Belize

YOUR TICKET GETS YOU:

  • 2 tasting tickets
  • Access to other creole dishes for sale
  • 1 sponsored drink ticket
  • Live Music
  • Acess to cash bar
  • 1 hour Sponsor Open Bar
  • 5 tasting tickets (VIP)
  • 1 hour of pre-tasting before General Admission (VIP)
  • Live beats from our djs spinning creole, latin and african hits

Sessions:

  • Session 1 (VIP): 2pm – 7pm
  • Session 1 (GA): 3pm – 7pm

Tickets:

  • Pre-Sale: $35
  • Pre-Sale VIP: $65
  • Early Bird: $45
  • Early Bird VIP: 85
  • Standard: $55
  • Standard VIP: $95

SPRING IN AUSTELL: FOOD AND ART FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/18/22

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Louise Suggs Memorial Park

FREE!

The first ever Spring in Austell: Austell Food and Arts Festival will be held in Louise Suggs Memorial Park at 6145 Spring Street Austell, GA 30106. The event begins at 11am and concludes at 6pm. This festival will have food trucks, bouncy houses, giant board games, corn hole tournaments, sack races, arts & crafts, face painting and Axe throwing just to name a few.

This event was introduced to the City of Austell to emphasize community development, honor local artists, promote undiscovered artists, and stimulate small businesses. Admission and parking are free! The main purpose of this coverage is to get the word out to the community so they can join us in celebrating. You can learn more about this event by visiting www.springinaustell.com

LIVE! AT THE BATTERY ANNOUNCES MAY, JUNE & JULY 2022 EVENTS LINEUP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/15/22

Divas Drag Brunch, Lana Turner Foundation’s Ride for a Cure, Atlanta Wine Walk, Mimosa Fest & More

 

Live! at The Battery – the entertainment destination located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta – announces its events lineup for May, June and July 2022, plus ongoing happenings like Girls Night Out, Freedom Friday and Silent Saturday.

  • Divas Drag Brunch (Saturday, May 21, 11am-2pm) – Presented by SADBrunch, Sports & Social – the one-of-a-kind sports bar, gaming parlor and social lounge at Live! at the Battery – is hosting its first ever Drag Brunch. The 21+ ticketed event will feature special guests Mhi-ya Iman LePaige from Miami, Katrina Colby and Drew Friday. Tickets here include reserved seating and mimosas, and attendees can order items from a special brunch menu, including the likes of Chicken & Waffles with fried chicken strips, toasted waffle, honey lemon butter, sliced strawberries, mint & syrup and Stuffed French Toast with a sweet mascarpone cheese filling and topped with strawberry compote & powdered sugar.

 

  • LTF Ride for a Cure (Sunday, May 22, Noon-3pm) – The Lana Turner Foundation and brothers Brit and Richard Turner of Blackberry Smoke are teaming up with Live! at The Battery to help raise funds for art, music and storytelling programs for children experiencing pediatric cancer at LTF Ride for a Cure. Starting at 11am, bikers will meet at New Realm Brewery in Atlanta, Eaglerider in Marietta, Falcons Fury HD in Conyers or Rocc’s Pub in Jasper and ride over to Live! at The Battery for live music, bourbon, BBQ, games, prizes, merch and more beginning at noon. Single Rider and Rider + Passenger tickets are available here.

  • Atlanta Wine Walk (Saturday, June 4, 3-7pm) – Marking the event of the summer, Live! at The Battery will welcome Atlantans and visitors alike to uncork and unwind at their annual 21+ wine festival Atlanta Wine Walk, presented by Chateau Ste. Michelle! Alongside music from local DJ Empress Rah and a live band, festival goers will sip, taste and enjoy wines from a variety of winemakers, including Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Orin Swift and more, plus a few craft beers. 

Attendees can also register for a Paint & Sip class when purchasing tickets and will be able to shop items from locally owned businesses like Dress Up at The Battery, YogaSix, DOPE Coffee and more, and order bites from food trucks onsite. With a portion of ticket sales proceeds benefiting Bert’s Big Adventure – a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families – general admission tickets are $35 and include a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited wine tastes. VIP tickets are $70 and include a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited wine tastes, an elevated buffet, a swag bag and access to a VIP area, an exclusive pouring station and a photo booth.

  • Mimosa Fest (Sunday, July 17, 11am-3pm) – Live! at The Battery will host its first-ever Mimosa Fest, filled with specialty mimosas, live music, delicious brunch bites, games and more. Available here, general admission tickets include entry into the event and one mimosa, and VIP tickets include three mimosas, a t-shirt, access to a VIP area and entry into the event an hour early.

A one-of-a-kind place to catch sports, dine in style, sip cold beer and crafted cocktails, play games and do a bit of bull riding and line dancing, Live! at the Battery plays host to some of Atlanta’s most fun food and drink events. Ongoing happenings include Girls Night Out with food and drink specials every Thursday from 8-11pm; Freedom Friday, which welcomes military personnel, vets, first responders and public service members to skip the line, get free cover (credentials required) and enjoy drink specials once a month; and Silent Saturday, inviting guests to grab a pair of headphones and get in the groove with beats from local DJs. This August, they’ll also host Live! Brewfest with Terrapin Taproom, offering tastings of over 100 local craft beers alongside live music, games and great food. More details to come.

Lapeer

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/9/22

The beautiful white building sits next to a sprawling green that makes its large “steeple” stand out amongst the downtown space. Is that a lighthouse? Inside, warm decorative lighting descends upon the large, ornate bar. The enclosed sunroom is stunning with earthy wood tables, mixed media ceiling, and beautiful lighting. Lapeer not only is stunning in ambiance but also in their wonderful food! Like this steak, a perfectly cooked filet that literally melts in your mouth and has the right amount of seasoning. No sauce required! It’s really the PERFECT piece of meat! But, the newly rebranded steakhouse doesn’t stop there, everything from the savory steak sauces to the elevated cocktails, the amazing apps, and even some of the best chocolate cake is all top notch! This is the perfect spot for a date night!

Why not start out with a cocktail? They have some good ones like the 5pm Somewhere! This great, balanced cocktail is tart and tangy with a good bit of creaminess from the foam. They also have an extensive wine list with several varieties of wine by the glass and even more bottles!

Starting with the amazing apps, the Beef Tartare and Seafood dip, the tartare starts out with a ton of savory meat, while the onion and mustard bring out the flavor with tang! The entire bite ends up tangy, creamy, savory, and then a crunch of the buttery bread. One the other hand, the Lapeer Smoked Fish Dish has a myriad of flavors from the creaminess of the dip to the saltiness of the fish and then a smokiness on top. Whatever you do make sure to mix it with the Kraken Blood hot sauce, it gives it a kick!

We opted to share a beautiful center-cut filet mignon and got almost every side you could imagine. Of all the sides, the crave-able Creamy Potatoes Gratin is hands down the best side. It is one part rich and creamy, then on the other side sweet and savory. Icing on the cake is the crunchy cheese on top! The Broccolini is earthy and tender inside with a nice char and crisp on the outside. This delicious side has a ton of flavor! On to the Charred Cabbage, which is tender and mild then on the top a healthy char. Underneath, the moat of savory sauce blends with a perfect amount of tang and sweetness. Last but not least are the creamy, dreamy whipped mashed potatoes that definitely pairs well with any of the steak sauces. They are buttery, creamy, and just right! We recommend pairing with the amazing steak jus sauce for ultimate bite.

The star of the show, though, had to be the Center-Cut Filet. It is perfection with the right amount of seasoning outside and juicy and savory inside. As we mentioned earlier it doesn’t really need any sauces, but they have some great ones that pair well with it. On the side they have roasted garlic, so we rolled that up with the Steak Jus and this was a great combo with the steak or even those crispy fries on the side! You really can’t go wrong with any of them!

To end the night, we opted for the amazing Chocolate Cake. It’s really the perfect amount of chocolate, not over-powering or over rich. The cake itself is darker chocolate with a little more flavor and then the icing gives it depth with a milkier flavor. It’s a great combination. On top, they added chocolate crunchies that add a fun texture to the bite. The perfect way to end an incredible meal.

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/22

Additions Join Previously Announced Artists: Durand Jones & The Indications, Paul Cauthen, The Lone Bellow, Southern Avenue, Margo Cilker, and Gabe Lee
Festival Offers Picturesque Setting at Foxhall Resort, 30 Minutes West of Atlanta, Transportation, Lodging, and Camping Options
 
 
Coming off the heels of its recent announcement, the gathering by music lovers for music lovers, returning to Foxhall Resort in metro Atlanta June 17 and 18, 2022, Lost Art Music Festival gives fans more to look forward to as it rounds out its lineup. New to previously announced artists: Durand Jones & The IndicationsPaul CauthenThe Lone BelowSouthern AvenueMargo Cilker, and Gabe Lee is the addition of Americana fan favorites  Rayland Baxter and Aaron Tasjan, who performed at last year’s Lost Art. Presented by Cathead Distillery, the two-day event attracts fans from across the Southeast to celebrate the heritage of Americana music through high energy performances, hand-picked vendors in the artist market, food trucks, immersive experiences, and more.
This year, the festival has cultivated a lineup that is eclectic and lively Americana, captivating songwriters influenced by everything from retro soul and roots to folk and outlaw country.  Artists-by-Day include:
FRIDAY NIGHT KICKOFF SHOW:  Aaron Lee Tasjan, Gabe Lee
SATURDAY:  Durand Jones & The Indications, Paul Cauthen, The Lone Bellow, Rayland Baxter, Southern Avenue, Margo Cilker
Just 30 minutes outside of southwest Atlanta, the festival is set at Foxhall Resort in rural Douglas County. It boasts gorgeous one, two, three, and four bedroom villas, just a five-minute walk from festival grounds, alongside a newly built clubhouse on this 1100+ acre outdoor enthusiast retreat with rolling hillsides along the Chattahoochee River. Rooms at the resort are packaged as a part of the VIP Platinum tickets and are in limited quantity. Additional lodging options including hotels and camping are also available. Lost Art also offers roundtrip bus service with confirmed stops in Sandy Springs, Midtown Atlanta, and Douglasville. For full lodging and shuttle options, visit www.lostartmusicfest.com/tickets.
“It feels so good to say that Lost Art Music Festival is back!” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge. “We’ve taken what fans loved about last year and expanded on it. Lost Art has more live music and more artist experiences this year, plus roundtrip shuttle options from Atlanta and camping. Of course, the gorgeous setting on a bend in the Chattahoochee River, the lakeside villas, the great cocktails, and craft beer are here to stay.”
Lost Art Music Festival is pleased to announce that in addition to presenting sponsor Cathead Distillery, the festival is supported by Wild Heaven BeerTopo ChicoWABE, and Birmingham Mountain Radio. Additionally, lost Art is proud to partner with the Georgia Music Foundation, who supports programs of music preservation, education, and outreach. Music fans can choose to donate to the foundation when purchasing tickets.
All ticket levels are now on sale. Ticket levels include: Friday Night Kickoff Party, with Aaron Lee Tasjan and Gabe Lee; General Admission Saturday, with access to all performances, food trucks, and artist market; VIP, which includes everything from GA plus VIP viewing area, private bar, The Paddock Private Bar & Shaded Porch, complimentary beverages (3), private air-conditioned bathrooms, and express entrance; VIP Platinum includes everything from VIP plus lodging options at Foxhall Resort, access to the Friday Night Kickoff Party, and festival swag bag. Inner Circle Experiences, which break down the wall between fan and artist, will be announced in April with first access to VIP and VIP Platinum ticket holders.
For full details, the most up-to-date info, and to purchase tickets, visit www.lostartmusicfest.com.

ENZO PRESENTS APERICENA AT THE GENERAL STORE AT SERENBE ON APRIL 24

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/22

Latest Pop-Up Features Tapas-Style Menu with Wine Pairings

Sunday, April 24 3-7pm

Explore Enzo’s Northern Italian flavors at an Apericena pop-up at The General Store at Serenbe on Sunday, April 24. Apericena is an informal meal serving tapas-style food, and Enzo’s menu features a three-course menu paired with three wines.

The menu boasts a first course of oysters and bubbles followed by tuna tartare, hamachi crudu, beet caponata, and bruschetta paired with a robust white wine. The third course rounds out the meal with wood-grilled spiedini misti made with beef, sausage and seafood served with sauces and vegetables and paired with a light red wine.

Enzo’s Apericena runs 3-7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Tickets may be purchased online through Eventbrite.

Before Enzo—a new Northern Italy-inspired, chef-driven steakhouse and bar concept from Andrea Montobbio and Carmine Noce—opens in the summer in the Town at Trilith, guests are experiencing the restaurant through catering and private events, pop-ups and special events, and grab-and-go and take-home dishes available through select retail partners. View catering options and Enzo At Home menus on Enzo’s website and follow Enzo on Facebook and Instagram or visit the website for happenings in the community.

PATIO PARTIES AT RINA AND AZIZA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

Patio weather is here, and Oliva Restaurant Group is ready to celebrate with drink specials and music! Rina, the casual, Israeli, diner-style eatery inspired by beach restaurants in Haifi, Israel and located alongside the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail, and Aziza, the Westside Provisions Division District spot offering modern Israeli cuisine, will both host a series of patio parties throughout the season to celebrate warm weather, good drinks and flavorful moments with friends and family.

 

Held the first and third Thursdays of the month beginning April 21, Rina’s Low Tide Patio Parties will welcome guests to party on the patio from 6-9pm. Guests will be able to enjoy specials on beachy, tropical cocktails, High Noon, beer and an Arak & beer special, all alongside beats from a DJ.

 

Over on the Westside, Aziza hosts Sunset Hour everyday Monday through Friday, and beginning Thursday, May 12, they’ll host Sunset Hour Patio Parties the second Thursday of every month from 6-9pm. The summertime celebrations will feature wine and classic cocktail specials, plus live music. Reservations highly encouraged; walk-ups welcome. 

THE BLIND PIG PARLOUR BAR TRANSFORMS INTO THE PLAYA PIG POP-UP FOR SUMMER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/22

Buckhead Speakeasy Channels Jungle-Meets-Beach Vibes

with Tropical Décor, Refreshing Drinks, and Island Bites

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar dives into summer with another immersive pop-up designed to whisk guests away to an alluring tropical island state of mind. The Playa Pig will serve up tropical chic, jungle disco vibes inspired by Tulum, Mexico, along with tempting drinks and a menu of Yucatan-themed bites.

The Buckhead speakeasy will rearrange its Victorian décor to entice those longing to get away to a wild, wanderlust escape. Guests can look forward to creative, refreshing cocktails served with treats and sweets inspired by the unmistakable flavors of the tropics.

Food items will include:

  • Al pastor empanadas with pineapple marmelada
  • Florida rock shrimp fritters with Meyer lemon aioli
  • Tropical fruit parfait with coconut chia seed pudding and macadamia gravel
  • Squash quesadilla with shaved zucchini, queso Oaxaca, pickled serrano, escabeche
  • Carolina Gold Poblano Rice Fritters
  • Polvorones: Mexican wedding cookies

Tropical cocktails and shots include:

  • Dressed shots with fruit and Tajin. Selections include watermelon-infused blanco tequila, mango-infused reposado tequila, and pineapple-infused mezcal
  • Ginger watermelon margarita with blanco tequila, watermelon juice, ginger syrup and lemon ​juice​
  • The Jungle Revival with gin, Lillet rosé, pamplemousse, lemon juice, and atomized absinthe
  • Prickly Mule with vodka, prickly pear, lemon juice, and ginger beer
  • Yucatan spritz with gin, Aperol, and lemon, topped with blanc de blanc and orange slice
  • Green Chile Michelada with Mexican-style lager, green chile mix, cucumber juice, and lime juice
  • Playa Breakfast with blanco tequila, Dolin blanc, chile vinegar, lime juice, honey syrup, cucumber juice, and fresh mint
  • Bikini Bottom with pineapple-infused bourbon, lemon coriander syrup, lemon juice, and pineapple

The Playa Pig will be open Wednesday-Saturday beginning April 21 from 6 p.m. until late. Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are available at the bar on a first-come, first-served basis. The Playa Pig may be reserved for small parties and special events any day of the week.

The Playa Pig is located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.