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UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/17/21

Saturday, June 19th from Noon to 4 pm

Park Tavern

Tickets: here.

Join us on Saturday, June 19th for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at beautiful Park Tavern overlooking Piedmont Park.
From 12:00pm – 4:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.
Tickets Include:
-Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
-Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
-DJ and Music
-Food Available for Purchase
Pricing Information:
SUPER EARLY: $30 – First 300 Tickets
Regular ticket prices increase from $45 – $54 in advance and $60 at the door (if available)

JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS, ANNOUNCES APRIL 2021 TEN-SHOW RUN ACROSS TEXAS, TENNESSEE, GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA & OHIO ALL OUTDOORS & SOCIALLY-DISTANT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/22/21

Tickets on sale now.

Outdoors and socially distant, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are safely hitting the road with Proxima Parada throughout April 2021, beginning on April 16th at The Rustic in Dallas, TX, followed by an April 17th show at The Rustic in Houston, TX. On April 18th, the band concludes their Texas shows at Empire Garage in Austin, TX.

Their southern run continues at Yeehaw Brewing Company in Nashville, TN on April 21st, before Park Tavern at Piedmont Park in AtlantaGA hosts the band on April 22nd. Then, on April 23rd, the Rainbow Seekers hit Lenny Boy Brewing in Charlotte, NC, followed by Pour House in Charleston, SC on April 24thGreenville, SC sees the band next at Quest Brewing on April 28th. The band will head back to North Carolina, with a stop in Asheville at Salvage Station on April 29th, and the tour will come to a close in Columbus, OH at Woodland’s Tavern on April 30th.

As COVID-19 drastically altered life as we knew it, frontman Joe Hertler recalls the night in February 2020 when the band had to cancel their tour, and immediately rented a van to head home, embracing uncertainty and change like never before. “Change, I believe, is an expression of nature’s joy – and over the next year, we bunkered down, did what we were instructed to do, and learned to live our lives without live music. Humanity adapted, as it always does. I dare to say a sense of normalcy even emerged from the chaos, as we learned the value of patience.”

With a renewed sense of optimism, Hertler continues, “The lengthening light of spring will soon crack through winter’s shell – and it seems, perhaps, that we’re on track to return to life as it was. Outdoor, socially-distant show opportunities have been approved in many communities – and we, Rainbow Seekers, will be emerging from our dens.”

The band invites you to join them as they aim to bring a rainbow after the storm unleashed by a deadly pandemic. Joe echoes, “I have a feeling that 2021 is going to be one of the most refreshingly memorable years that any of us have yet to live.”

See below for a list of dates & locations, and get tickets & more information here: joehertler.com

JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS WITH PROXIMA PARADA APRIL 2021 TOUR DATES 
APRIL 16th, 2021 – DALLAS, TX – THE RUSTIC
APRIL 17th, 2021 – HOUSTON, TX – THE RUSTIC
APRIL 18th, 2021 – AUSTIN, TX – EMPIRE GARAGE
APRIL 21st, 2021 – NASHVILLE, TN – YEEHAW BREWING COMPANY
APRIL 22nd, 2021 – ATLANTA, GA – PARK TAVERN AT PIEDMONT PARK
APRIL 23rd, 2021- CHARLOTTE, NC – LENNY BOY BREWING
APRIL 24th, 2021 – CHARLESTON, SC – POUR HOUSE
APRIL 28th, 2021 – GREENVILLE, SC – QUEST BREWING
APRIL 29th, 2021 – ASHEVILLE, NC – SALVAGE STATION
APRIL 30th, 2021 – COLUMBUS, OH – WOODLAND’S TAVERN
More Info on Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers:

Emerging from Lansing, MI, it was in 2011 that Joe Hertler (vocals, guitar) joined forces with Ryan Hoger (guitar) and the initial seeds were sown. In the following years, Micah Bracken (keyboard), Aaron Stinson (saxophone, flute, percussion), Jason Combs (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums) came aboard and Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers was born. Their infectious, radiant joy effortlessly blends with their rapturous frequencies and exuberant tone to create an atmosphere unlike any other. With their electrifying, magnetic energy, the band has captivated audiences across the nation from Bonnaroo to Electric Forest to Summer Camp and beyond.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS THE ROUND TWO SELTZER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/17/20

Featuring Countless Hard Seltzers, Delicious Food, Live Music and More!

Saturday, August 29, 2020 From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrating the most sought after bubbly drinks at the first Seltzer Fest was so much fun, Park Tavern is ending the summer with one more Saturday of Sippling Spiked Seltzers at the Seltzer Fest Round Two on August 29, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Imbibers are invited to sip their way through samples of countless icy seltzers while overlooking Piedmont Park and swaying to the music of Davis & The Love. Festival goers can pair their fizzy refreshments with Park Tavern’s full Patio Menu including a wide range of dips, wings, sandwiches, tacos, baskets and burgers.

Early Bird pricing for General Admission entrance is $15.00 for the first 50 ticket buyers and will increase to $30. General Admission includes all-you-can-taste samples. Early Bird pricing for VIP Admission for the first 50 ticket buyers is $30 and will increase to $50. The VIP experience grants early access to attendees at 12 p.m. to an exclusive VIP area, all-you-can-taste samples, upscale seating and a lounge area, access to premium indoor restrooms, private bars, and entertainment. Rain or shine, Park Tavern’s Round 2 Seltzer Fest is for ages 21 and up. Park Tavern’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep guests and staff healthy and will be following the CDC-issued guidelines related to food service as well as implemented precautions to keep the venue as safe as possible. For more information on COVID-19 Safety Protocol or to purchase tickets visit, www.parktavern.com.

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL SELTZER FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/30/20

Featuring Countless Hard Seltzers, Tasty Food, Live Music and More!

Saturday, August 1, 2020 From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Spiked seltzer lovers are invited to celebrate the most sought after fizzy drinks at Park Tavern’s Seltzer Fest on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample countless frosty seltzers while overlooking Piedmont Park. Park Tavern’s full Patio Menu featuring an array of dips, appetizers, wings, tacos, burgers, and baskets will also be available to compliment the popular bubbly beverage experience. Singer and songwriter Bradley Cole Smith, a fixture in the Atlanta music scene who has shared the stage with numerous artists including Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Taj Mahal, Dwight Yoakum and Jerry Jeff Walker, will be on hand to provide live entertainment throughout the inaugural Seltzer Festival.

Early Bird pricing for General Admission entrance is $15.00 for the first 50 ticket buyers and will increase to $30. General Admission includes all-you-can-taste samples.  Early Bird pricing for VIP Admission for the first $50 ticket buyers is $30 and will increase to $50. The VIP experience grants early access to attendees at 12 p.m. to an exclusive VIP area, all-you-can-taste samples, upscale seating and a lounge area, access to premium indoor restrooms, private bars, and entertainment. Park Tavern’s Seltzer Fest is for ages 21 and up, dogs are welcome, and the event is rain or shine. Park Tavern’s top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to keep guests and staff healthy and will be following the CDC-issued guidelines related to food service as well as implemented precautions to keep the venue as safe as possible. For more information on COVID-19 Safety Protocol or to purchase tickets visit, www.parktavern.com.

WHERE TO WATCH MLS MATCHES THIS SUMMER 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/9/20

Photo credit: David Danzig

Kick Off Game Day with Fan Favorites at Dantanna’s Buckhead:
Located in the heart of Buckhead, Dantanna’s is celebrating the return of MLS with the ultimate tailgate experience for fans to cheer on Atlanta United and their favorite teams.  Beginning Wednesday, July 8th with the first match of the MLS is BACK Tournament, soccer fanatics can socially distance on Dantanna’s patio, in the dining or at the bar (reserved seating only) while enjoying a special menu created by Executive Chef Brad Parker.  Inspired by fan favorites, guests can enjoy each match while diving into “Leave Everything On The Pitch” Fries with shredded braised short ribs, bacon, fresh jalapeño, and more; “Bundesliga” Bavarian Pretzels served with Golden Spiked mustard and smoked gouda sauce; “Game of Two Halves” buy one get one free fresh oysters on the half shell for $3; “and “Close Range” fresh peel and eat shrimp, $4.50 for a half dozen and $9 for a dozen; and “Finish With Aplomb” dessert offerings. Every goal can be celebrated accordingly with beer buckets, half-off wine, and cocktail specials. Dantanna’s full menu will also be available.  Dantanna’s Buckhead is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.dantannas.com or call 404.760.8873. Walk-ins are welcome. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @dantannas.
MLS and Park Tavern are the Perfect Match This Season:
Soccer-lovers are invited to raise a glass at Park Tavern’s MLS is Back Tournament Viewing Parties.  Beginning with Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF on July 8th, 2020 at 8 p.m. and followed by Atlanta United’s first home match against the New York Red Bulls on July 11th at 8 p.m., fans can catch all of the action at Park Tavern no matter rain or shine on the spacious covered patio that has plenty of seating and hi-definition flat-screen TVs with top of the line sound systems. Fans can also celebrate each goal while enjoying refreshing drink specials, frosty brews, wings, burgers, tacos and more.  On July 16th, Park Tavern is hosting a special viewing party for the Atlanta United match against Cincinnati set for 9 a.m.  Opening early for the occasion, fans can start their day cheering on The Five Stripes with a Bloody Mary special that includes shrimp, bacon and a slider. Park Tavern is located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 10th Street and Monroe overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown skyline. For more information, visit  www.parktavern.com  or call 404.249.0001. Stay connected on Facebook at  www.Facebook.com/ParkTavern  and on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @parktavern.
Get Fired Up For The MLS is Back Tournament at Firepit Pizza Tavern:
Gear up and kick off the start of the MLS Tournament at Firepit Pizza Tavern, located in Grant Park. Fans can celebrate the return of the season when Orlando City SC takes on Inter Miami CF tomorrow, July 8th at 8 p.m. while enjoying $5 cheese pizza, well cocktails, house wine, and draft beers. Owned by Leslie Cohen, an Atlanta native and winner of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and with Chef Shaun Whitmer at the helm of the kitchen, Firepit churns out mouthwatering pizzas using the freshest ingredients and hand-tossed, signature pizza dough that’s made daily, with gluten-free crust also available. For more information or to view the full menu, visit firepitatl.com or call 404-495-4777. Firepit Pizza Tavern is open daily for lunch and dinner and is located at 519 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. Stay connected on Instagram at @firepitatl and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/firepitatl.

Park Tavern: Piedmont Park’s Go-To Spot

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/16/20

Piedmont Park is one of Atlanta’s best features, boasting miles of walking trails, public amenities, a serene pond, and a fantastic view of the Midtown Skyline. On the corner of Monroe and 10th sits Park Tavern, go-to spot for post-run and group activity patio grub, as well as fresh sangria, cocktails, and a refreshing beer. They have a little bit of everything from fried seafood to tacos, buffalo chicken wings, freshly brewed beer on-site, cocktails, and even buffalo cauliflower to Nashville Hot Chicken. It’s hard not to find something to enjoy after your day at the park, meeting friends, or to just enjoy a cocktail or two. In Real Estate they say, location, location, location. Park Tavern has that in spades and so much more. Parkside adventure ahead, so grab your walking shoes, and come hungry.

Park Tavern isn’t lacking in beer options, since they brew their own beer with everything from an IPA, Pilsner, Amber, and more typically on draft year-round, you can grab a pint and watch the sunset, hang out at the fire pits, or catch the stars over the midtown skyline. Plus, they have tons of cocktail options, and even a tasty red sangria that’s fruity and refreshing. Not big red wine fans, we were surprised by the refreshing citrus and orange forward sangria that was perfectly paired with the sprawling Park Tavern patio and gardens. Impressed.

Of the array of appetizers, the best one of the bunch was the rich and meaty chicken wings with tender meat and the right amount of medium spice. From the crunch of the skin to the meatiness of the chicken and the overall flavor of the sauce, this was a delicious overall bite after a day at the park! We also really enjoyed the buffalo cauliflower, which was perfectly breaded and fried tender cauliflower with a spicy, hot sauce kick on the back-end. It’s spicier than expected. Take a moment to dip it in the blue cheese or ranch, it almost like eating a chicken wing! Creamy. Spicy.

The best handheld was the delicious Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. The perfect fried chicken filet breaded and fried just right with a serious hot sauce bite. We can’t get over how tender and meaty the chicken turned out to be, plus, the addition of the pickles gave it more crunch and tartness! Let’s not forget the creamy coleslaw that cuts through the spiciness and ending up making the entire bite cool as a cucumber. This dish ramps up the heat and flavor and then cools it. Amazing. Paired with fries, the sandwich is even better if you stuff a few of those seasoned fries on there for a little more crunch! Even better with Park Tavern’s legendary tots. Yum!

So, as the sunsets over the Atlanta Midtown Skyline, park lovers are heading to Park Tavern to find the perfect pairing of beer and wings or sangria and hot chicken. They relax watching the sun fade, feeling good about their day and raising a glass to their night cap at Park Tavern.

TOP ATLANTA PATIOS 2020

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/3/20

Umbrellas are blossoming all over town so spring must have sprung! As you can imagine, here in Atlanta we have warm Spring weather and one way to truly enjoy the city is to take it all in on a Patio! Especially, this year being outside has been a game changer to the restaurant experience. We thought intently about our favorite spaces, patios, and outdoor dining destinations and came up with a carefully curated list of our top patios. We considered everything from type and range of views, bites, sips, and the little things in between. Are you ready for the patio lifestyle? Who do you want to see on the list? These are in no particular order.

Ray’s on the River’s Luxurious Lawn Party

We’re in love with Ray’s on the River. On a sunny day in late May, there was a light breeze over the Chattahoochee River and the intermittent clouds cooled down the late afternoon heat. Next to the river sits a beautifully landscaped lawn dotted with large patio umbrellas and a collection of tables, patio furniture, and a serene walkway with purple, red, and pink flowers. Ray’s on the River is the ultimate lawn party that reminds us of an all-day Kentucky Derby soiree with pretty dresses, upscale, sippable cocktails, and on-point tasty bites. They wooed us with their impeccable cocktail menu and service, plus you absolutely can’t beat that view. Being from Atlanta, why hadn’t we visited this wonderful, magical happy place before?

There isn’t a bad bite on this menu, but if we had to chose a recommendation we’d say the Ahi Tuna Poke would be our choice of appetizer because it’s so dynamic, and the Horseradish Black Grouper because it has it ALL. Plus, we mentioned their cocktail menu is perfection, can we recommend them all? If we MUST choose, we’ll go with the Vitamin Sea that reminds us of the beach, and the Fig Old Fashioned because being their most popular drink on the menu, we know why, it’s one of the best Old Fashioned we’ve ever sipped.

Ray’s on the River is located at 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30339 and more information can be found at here.

Brews and Views a top New Realm Brewery’s Rooftop Patio

Directly off the Atlanta Beltline, New Realm Brewery is a beer and food lovers paradise with expansive patio, large beer list, and serious bar eats. Whether you settle yourself on the Beltline side patio, beer garden, or rooftop bar, you’ll have midtown Atlanta skyscraper views, an amazing amount of people watching, and a killer sunset views over the Atlanta Skyline. Beyond the view, you can relax with the New Realm Brewery’s latest and greatest brew and a hearty set of wings or a meaty pizza. Beer not your thing? They’ve introduced a line of fun seltzers like Cherry Cola and even distill their own liquor from vodka to bourbon!

Our recommendation is to at least try one of their beers, like Lime of the Party, and either the Cherry Cola Seltzer or cocktail. They have so many beer varieties and depending on your taste, they pretty much have something for everyone. Don’t forget the food here either. If you’re looking for bar food go with the Asian Loaded Fries or the Meathead Pizza. If you want something southern inspired, go for the Spanish Style Meatballs and the Beer Can Chicken. Really, you can’t go wrong with anything!

New Realm Brewery is located at 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Unit 101, Atlanta, GA  30306 and more information can be found here.

Riverside Relaxation and Romance at Canoe

Take a stroll with us through the grounds at Canoe. The quiet river flows by as the covered patio keeps you cool from the late Spring sun and the winding walkways meander around the lawn sending you down hidden paths, can you see it? Good. Located right on the Chattahoochee river near Vinings, Canoe is the perfect escape with a mix of gardens, patio space, ambiance, as well as top notch food and drinks. From the moment you enter Canoe, the staff and servers are there for you and make you feel right at home. Canoe, where have you been all our lives? 

While you’re there, we’d recommend starting with the scones that are flaky and wonderful, while washing it down with our new favorite thing, a Sparkling Mule. You also must try the Smoke Salmon starter and the Smoked Chicken on a bed of silky grits. We’ve also heard that they make a mean Duck burger for brunch. Next time?

Canoe is located at 4199 Paces Ferry Rd, SE Atlanta, Ga 30339 and more information can be found here.

Camp Yourself at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward district, Ladybird is the first outdoor-oriented restaurant and bar to open along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The restaurant’s pet-friendly “Grove” space is a go-to for outdoor revelry and includes an outdoor bar in a vintage, painted camper, relaxed seating, communal, beer garden-style tables, string lights and more. Ladybird’s full-service menu of elevated campfire cuisine and beverage program of craft cocktails, wine and local beer can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio overlooking the Grove. Michael Lennox, Founder of Electric Hospitality, is behind the restaurant and its sister spots Golden Eagle and Muchacho in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood.

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall is located at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312 and more information can be found here.

Photo c/o Blue Hominy PR and photographer Andrew Thomas Lee.

Beer Heaven at Wild Heaven West End’s Patio

Quickly you realize you have arrived at Beer Heaven when you step off the West-Side Beltline and are greeted with Wild Heaven West End Brewery and Gardens extensive patio. With tons of space, they have several places to sit and relax all along the lawn and the space even extends up to Boxcar ATL, ASW Exchange, and up into Monday Night Garage, who has some fun spaces of their own. So, you can stop by for a tasty brew, hard seltzer, wine, cocktail, and even a Whiskey Slushie and just relax after a long beltline walk or ride. We’d recommend grabbing a brew from Wild Heaven like one of the Happiest Hour Exploration Project Series that brought you Fauci Spring or our favorite, Zoom Fatigue Porter. Please don’t forget to pick up a snack, like our favorite taco in Atlanta, Walking Taco from their on-site Fina Fine Foods. Then, stay a while for a Whiskey Slushie like the strawberry lemonade from ASW Exchange or try one of Monday Night’s new Narwhal hard seltzers. Monday Night Garage also does a tasty stout if that’s your thing. HINT: It’s ours. If you’re feeling even more adventurous head over to Best End, they’re building a tiki bar on the beltline!!

Wild Heaven West End and Gardens is located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 and more can be found here.

9 Mile Station’s Sweeping Skyline Views on Ponce City’s Roof

You’re in for a treat up a-top Ponce City’s Roof from the moment you enter the elevator hearing about the rich past of the Ponce City Market’s history and then walk out onto the game-centric boardwalk. If you delve a little bit deeper, 9 Mile Station just beyond the boardwalk is the destination for spectacular skyline views of downtown and midtown Atlanta. Whether you sit on the covered patio, around the fire pit, or on the ledge seating, you can’t help but marvel at the stellar view. Being one of the IT spots to spend a sunset, let’s not forget the bites and sips that will compliment any occasion. We’d recommend you sip on one of their cocktails, like the One Way Ticket to Mars that was whiskey and wine (what!) to the Rose All Day 2.0 which was bubbly and refreshing or opt for a wide variety of beer and wine. Plus, their light bites are the perfect pairing to relax and watch the sunset, be it the delectable lemon pepper chicken wings to the beautifully plated, earthy, and crunchy smoked trout croquettes.

9 Mile Station is located on top of Ponce City Roof at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta, GA 30308 and you can find out more information here.

Show me the Cocktails at the Fox Theatre’s Marquee Club

The Marquee Club Presented by Lexus is the Fox Theatre’s premium membership club, recognized by Venues Now magazine as 2019’s “Best New/Refurbished Space in Food and Drink.” The Moroccan and Middle Eastern-style club is 10,000 square feet of interior and exterior space with five stationary. Open only during public events at the Fox Theatre, the Marquee Club offers a preeminent pre-show through post-show experience for club guests with amenities, including priority pre-sale ticketing notifications, access to private restrooms, concierge guest services and self-parking access to an adjacent lot for some membership levels. Visit FoxTheatre.org/MarqueeClub for limited, single-event access passes.

The rooftop terrace at Marquee Club presented by Lexus overlooks the famed Peachtree Street, offering public access to the Fox Theatre rooftop for the first time in decades. Club guests can get up close and personal with the iconic marquee sign while also enjoying pre-show through post-show amenities. The perfect blend of outside and in, there are three rooftop environments including the climate-controlled Conservatory, patio covered Arcade Terrace and the outdoor Rooftop Terrace with access to private bars and restrooms.

From the grand atmosphere to seasonal bites, the Marquee Club was intentionally designed to enhance your night beyond the performance. Start your night at the Fox Theatre with a warm welcome, then enjoy delicious, locally sourced foods; hand-crafted drinks; and vibrant company before and after the show. At the Marquee Club, you get the time you want to enjoy and savor each performance.

Photo c/o Brave PR.

Park it at Park Tavern at Piedmont Park

Several groups of people dot the lawn outside Park Tavern at Piedmont Park, one group is enjoying a picnic, the other are stretching for a long run, while the third are laughing as their dog jumps, this is the scene at Piedmont Park almost every day. Next to it, situated on the corner of 10th and Monroe is Park Tavern, THE go-to hang out for Piedmont Park lovers. Beyond the beauty of the park and magnificent midtown views, Park Tavern also invites you to enjoy a cocktail, some upscale bar food, or maybe some sushi. If we had to recommend a bar bite, we’d suggest the super plump and juicy Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich or when sushi returns, that’s a must. Park Tavern brews their own beer, so grab a crisp and cold pint, or even some of their refreshing sangria, as well as a ton of fun options like High Noon canned cocktail.

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 on the edge of Piedmont Park. More information here.

Meatballs are a Must at Grana

On the busy corner near Rock Springs on piedmont, Grana’s newly erected rooftop bar and patio, as well as impressively upscale dining room pay homage to the Chef’s Italian heritage. It’s stunning. The second you enter the patio, you’re greeted with the neon sign that reminds you that this place will be known for it’s balls, meatballs that is. As you come around the corner from there, you immediately get a beach vibe with beautiful outside bar adorned with blue tile, lounge furniture, and partial cover to keep you out of the sun. Plus, we’re being told that they have spectacular sunset views. On top of the ambiance, they have stellar bites and sips. We’d recommend the best meatball ever, their Crispy Veal Meatball or one of their array of pizzas like the Roni that boasts of pepperoni and honey. Of the sips, let us recommend the Frozen Aperol Spritz. They sometimes will have Froze instead, but frozen sips are all the rage right now, so get this while you can.

Grana is located at 1835 Piedmont Ave Atlanta, GA and more information/reservations can be found here.

All the Possibilities at “Patio Row” on the Beltline

For as a long time, Krog Street Market and Auburn was about the end of the Beltline, but then along came our friends at Hawkers, Nina and Rafi, Guac Y Margys, Pour, and more in a conglomerate of wonderful patio space, what we call Beltline Patio Row. What’s amazing about this little spot is the unlimited possibilities you can get by just hanging out here for an afternoon. You can start with some tacos and margaritas at Guac Y Margys to a good stout down at Pour Taproom to our favorite lettuce wraps at Hawkers to some delectable pizza at Nina and Rafi. It’s a smorgasbord of tastiness.

We reached out to Nina and Rafi since their one of the main go-to destinations the Beltine Patio Row and they wanted you to know, “Named one of Bon Appétit’s 50 Nominees List for Hot 10: America’s Best New Restaurants in 2019, Nina & Rafi is an Italian-American restaurant and bar from restaurateur and bar aficionado Billy Streck of Hampton + Hudson and Anthony Spina of O4W Pizza. Located in Old Fourth Ward on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the restaurant features expansive steel-frame garage doors to offer patio seating on warm days. Nina & Rafi’s menu of Italian-American comfort food includes famed pizzas from Spina’s nationally renowned O4W Pizza, Italian snacks to start, salads, parmesan heroes, and Italian specialties – chicken parmesan and eggplant parmesan – available after 5pm. The “Meat Me in Detroit” pizza, a favorite among diners, was a “Best Dish” finalist in the 2019 Eater Awards. Curated by Beverage Director Corey Phillips, the bar offers craft and Italian beers on draft and in cans and bottles, as well as a selection of Italian wines – red, white, sparkling, orange, and rosé. A tight cocktail list rotates regularly, and the full bar features a very large selection of Amara and Italian spirits.”

On top of that, we love Hawkers and when you to see them on Patio Row, you should grab a lettuce wrap and definitely get one of their adult capri suns called, That’s My Bag Baby. You heard us, stick a straw in it and enjoy. Plus, we know John who owns Pour Taproom, and we love that you can get lost for hours in the beer offerings that the pour-your-own-beer store has, as well as wines and cocktails. It’s amazing how many stouts we’ve discovered there, from Monday Night down the street to IPAs from across the country.

This row is located off the Beltline at 661 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, Ga 30312.

Nina and Rafi photo by Bart Sasso provided by Blue Hominy PR.

Atlanta Lucky Fest 2020

Date: Saturday, March 14th

Time:  3 pm

About: Hit the jackpot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the luckiest holiday at Lucky Fest with Spiral Entertainment at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Known as the biggest green party in all of Atlanta, Lucky Fest features frosty drinks, live music, and of course, tons of beautiful Atlantans donning their best green attire. Beginning at 3 p.m., guests are invited to sip specialty cocktails like the Dublin Mule, Mexican Leprechaun, Lucky G Margarita, Rebecca Creek Lemonade, and more, while noshing on fried shrimp, oyster, and chicken baskets, served with crispy fries. With breathtaking views of the Midtown skyline, live music will begin at 3 p.m. and will feature electrifying performances from DJ Q-tip, Semi- Charmed, and Moon Tower. General Admission tickets are available beginning at $20 and include entry to the event and all day entertainment. Food and drinks will cost extra. Additional booze and bites tickets can be purchased at the event for $6 and $7. Any unused tickets can be returned for a full refund. To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit www.parktavern.com.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/spiral/lucky-fest-2020

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.