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Alici Oyster Bar Atlanta

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/23

The newest edition to Chef Pat Pascarella’s collection of sensational restaurants, Alici, whisks you away to the Amalfi Italian coast with pastel blue and yellow ornate floor tile, sprawling oyster bar, and stone worked wall. It all gives off a coastal, beachside vibe. This pairs well with the vibrant seafood dishes and sensational breezy cocktails that fills out the Alici menu. Everything from fresh raw crudos or sensational succos to easy drinking cocktails to crisp salads to mix and match fish and sauces and even a whole menu of fresh oysters. It’s just like spending a dinner on Italy’s coast. Let’s talk more about the menu.  

Sipping our way around the cocktail menu, we found that we’re in love with it! One of the GM, Ashley’s favorite is a beautiful and bright The Spiteful Monk. It’s citrusy, bubbly, and a great balance of tart and tangy, not too sweet. It’s drinkable, breezy, and reminds you of a sunny beach day. But whatever you do, make sure to try the Midtown Daquiri, one of the best daiquiris we’ve ever had! It started sweet yet smooth, rich, creamy, then the booze hits you on the back! It is balanced out by the tiki bitters and a good sweetness. BLOWN AWAY.  

To start, we opted for three very different seafood inspired dishes: the Polpo Socco, Grilled Baby Gem, and Tuna ‘Ndjua. the Polpo Socco is unforgettable with tender, charred, and smoky octopus, creamy, herbaceous caper-tarragon, earthy olives, and tangy red onions all on top of a savory, grilled pancake! On the flip side, the raw minced, savory Tuna ‘Ndjua, is a light, fresh fish dish! This is paired with delightful citrusy blood orange and an earthy, salted salad that adds extra flavor to the bite. Finally, we’re all in with warm, grilled salads right now and the Grilled Baby Gem didn’t disappoint. This is charred baby gem lettuce that’s smoky and earthy then topped with amazing, salty whole anchovies! Then, adding in bright lemon, a huge amount of cheese, and surrounded with a lemon aioli that add in a tang for a great bite. 

For our main dishes, we had to at least try one of the house-made pasta dishes, so we got the Occhi with smoked fish. They also have a pick your fish and pick your sauce mix and match, so since we’d never had tilefish, we went for this fish with their bright salsa verde. The pasta was perfectly cooked ravioli style pasta stuffed with smoky fish and a mild cheese. Outside it is tender with a slight spice of jalapeno that juxtaposes with mild fish and pasta, bright crispy onions, and earthy olives. It’s doused in lemon sauce that’s rich with citrus notes, this goes well with the other flavors.  

Now, on to our favorite dish of the meal, the tilefish! Hefty, mild, salty, crunchy skinned tilefish dressed up with a bright, earthy, herbaceous salsa verde that combines the richness of the fish with the tang of the herbs. We cannot get over the oil and herb sauce! Divine. To go with the fish, we tried their brand new cauliflower side. This is a good mix of tender yet crunchy that are both toasty and citrusy.  

We need to go back to try more pastas, fish, and sauces! 

35TH ANNUAL STEAMHOUSE LOUNGE OYSTERFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/23

Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26

Atlanta’s Original Oysterfest Returns to Midtown for Two Days of Live Music, Cold Brews, Fresh Seafood and More Tickets Now Available; Benefiting Atlanta Leadership Club and Shells to Shore

Get ready for a shucking good time as the original Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest returns to Midtown Atlanta for its 35th year on Saturday, February 25th, and Sunday, February 26th. Produced by Rival Entertainment, seafood lovers can indulge in heaping buckets of roasted oysters, chargrilled oysters on the half-shell with garlic and butter, Steamhouse’s legendary lobster bisque, fried oyster po’boys, ice-cold beer, cocktails, and much more.

Located just two blocks from the Steamhouse Lounge’s iconic beach house on the corner of 11th and West Peachtree, Atlanta’s original Oysterfest will showcase musical talent from across the country in perfect tune with the vibe and soul of Atlanta’s favorite street party. Featured artists include, Saturday: Magnolia ExpressMoontowerCoHostThem Dirty Roses, and Funk You. Sunday gets started with Francisco VidalKind Hearted StrangersSam Burchfield & the Scoundrels, and Frankly Scarlet (A Tribute to the Grateful Dead).

Weekend tickets to the 35th annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest are on sale now for $25, plus fees, and include two days of sun-soaking, live music, and fresh seafood from the Louisiana Gulf Coast. For revelers who can’t make it on Saturday, single-day tickets are available for Sunday at $15, plus fees. Advance tickets allow for express entry lanes and are available at www.steamhouselounge.com. The event is for ages 21 and up. Festival goers under 21 are permitted when accompanied by an adult. Oysterfest is cashless, and all transactions at the gates, bars, and restaurants will only accept credit or debit cards. Oysterfest encourages its patrons to be responsible and take MARTA to the 10th Street Midtown Station for maximum fun.

The 35th Annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest benefits the Atlanta Leadership Club, which empowers strong leaders from underserved Atlanta communities, and Shells to Shore, an Athens-based oyster shell recycling project.

$25 for Satruday and Sunday

$10 for Sunday-Only

Tickets are available at www.steamhouselounge.com.

ATLANTA OYSTER FEST AT ATLANTIC STATION 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/25/22

Atlanta Oyster Fest at Atlantic Station
Saturday, February 12, 2022,
1pm-5pm: Early Entry at 12pm
Tickets here.
The 2022 Atlanta Oyster Fest is being held at Atlantic Station from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, February 12th. Enjoy a great selection of Oysters, beer, wine, mimosas, brunch punch, hard seltzers, live music, and DJ Qtip. All tickets include entry and entertainment, souvenir cup, and all alcohol samples. Food costs extra.
Cost:
$45 Advance, $50 after Feb. 3, $60 day of event
First 500 just $35
Early Entry Tickets include entry at 12pm, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all alcohol samples. Food costs extra.
$60 Advance, $65 after Oct. 7, $75 day of event.
First 250 just $50
21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets. No outside food or beverages; included alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm.

HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN’S INAUGURAL OYSTER ROAST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/24/19

Enjoy a Night of Oysters, Tunes and Brews
Saturday, June 8th 5 to 11 pm
Perimeter Location

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is hosting an inaugural oyster roast at its newest Perimeter location on Saturday, June 8 from 5-11 p.m. Hungry-yet-lively guests will be able to indulge in live music, free swag, patio bar, tons of beer and $2,000 in raffle prizes will be up for grabs. Tickets are available online (limited availability).

BASIC ($29 pp) – 12 oysters, two beers, one HOBNOB glass, one HOBNOB koozie and two raffle tickets
VIP SINGLE ($59 pp) – 12 oysters with hollandaise caviar, one lobster tail, half bottle of Champagne, one HOBNOB glass, one HOBNOB koozie and two 2 raffle tickets
VIP FOR TWO ($99) – 24 oysters with hollandaise caviar, two lobster tails, full bottle of Champagne, two HOBNOB glasses, two HOBNOB koozies, four raffle tickets

1ST ANNUAL PCM OYSTER SOCIAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/10/19

PONCE CITY MARKET TEAMS UP WITH UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA AND GEORGIA AQUARIUM TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL ‘PCM OYSTER SOCIAL’ ON THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Located on The Roof at PCM, Event Will Feature Oyster Tastings from Local Restaurants, Live Music, Specially Crafted Cocktails, Live Painting, a Short Film Screening & More

Benefitting UGA’s Marine Extension & Georgia Sea Grant

Ponce City Market is teaming up with the University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia Aquarium to host the first annual PCM Oyster Social on Thursday, March 28 in support of Georgia’s oyster industry. Held on The Roof at Ponce City Market from 6-9pm, the event will feature oyster tastings from local restaurants including The Optimist, W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, Brezza Cucina and Root Baking Co., live music from Sweet Auburn String Band, specially crafted cocktails, beer from Georgia Aquarium’s collaboration with Atlanta Brewing Company, live painting by local artists and more.

Shifting Baselines, a short film by Cathy J. Sakas and Mehmet Caglayan, will give guests a deeper glimpse into the commercial fishing industry in the state of Georgia, and educators from Georgia Aquarium and UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will be present to discuss how important oysters are to maintaining healthy coastal environments. Guests will also be able to learn how to shuck their own oysters while connecting with UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant employees who are working with shellfish growers to grow and farm local Georgia oysters for the restaurant industry. André Gallant, a writer, editor and photojournalist based in Athens, will be present to sign books and discuss the local oyster community. He is the author of “The High Low Tide,” a book-length work of narrative nonfiction about the Georgia oyster industry published by UGA Press in 2019.

Providing research, education, training and science-based outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant assists the state in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal environments and economy. As inland and coastal communities compete for natural resources and upland growth threatens the health of coastal marshes and estuaries, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant supports a balanced approach toward land use, economic development and ecosystem health.

Ponce City Market is excited to host a celebration that brings more awareness to the state’s sustainable seafood industry. Along with Georgia Aquarium, Ponce City Market is dedicated to supporting the local community and looking forward to an event where guests can enjoy some of the state’s best oysters while learning more about Georgia’s coast. Following the event, Ponce City Market visitors will be able to learn about the state’s oyster industry and its sustainability efforts at a special an exhibition located in The Plaza from Saturday, March 30 through Sunday, April 7.

Priced at $50, tickets to attend the PCM Oyster Social are now available for purchase here.