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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.

CANSTRUCTION ATLANTA PUBLIC ART COMPETITION COMES TO PONCE CITY MARKET IN APRIL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/8/20

Canstruction Atlanta Kicks Off 21st Annual Public Art Competition Benefitting Atlanta Community Food Bank & Raising Awareness of Atlanta-Area Hunger Insecurity

Renowned Metro Atlanta Design Teams to Build Giant Canned Food Structures for Public Display at Ponce City Market from April 21 – May 5, 2020

In Association with the Atlanta Chapters of the American Institute of Architects & Society for Design Administration

 

Canstruction® Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank, announces the launch of its 21st annual art exhibition program and philanthropic event in association with the American Institute of Architects (AIA, Atlanta Chapter) and Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Design Administration (SDA). The announcement kicks off months of advanced planning and participation on the parts of Canstruction Atlanta committee members, a variety of sponsors and numerous design teams, resulting in massive art structures made of canned food goods. Free and open to the public, the structures will be on public display throughout the first and second floor of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market from April 21 – May 5, 2020.

 

The Canstruction Atlanta organization, which comprises Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) industry members and a wide range of related community members, inspires and facilitates metro-area participants to create and build food can art displays. The program raises awareness of Atlanta-area hunger insecurity and generates food and funds for the Food Bank, while shedding a spotlight on the local design industry. Since its inception in 1998, Canstruction Atlanta has donated approximately 1.2 million meals to the local food bank.

 

The art structures will feature design expertise from some of Georgia’s most talented architects, engineers, construction professionals and designers. Each canned food art display will showcase a design concept as a standalone part of the exhibition’s entire series and draw inspiration from futuristic cars and airplanes; popular cartoon characters; items related to Atlanta’s burgeoning film industry; iconic area landmarks; and more. Participants will be able to use canned goods of all sizes, wood, tape, rubber bands, wire and Velcro to create self-supporting structures.

 

The can structures art exhibition will commence with an initial build-out day on April 20, during which up to 20 design teams will have 10 hours to assemble their individual can structures at Ponce City Market. 

Culminating during an awards gala at The Plaza at Ponce City Market on Friday, April 24 from 7-10pm, a jury will select one winner in each of six Canstruction International categories, including “Best Meal,” “Most Cans,” “People’s Choice,” “Best Use of Labels,” “Structural Ingenuity” and a new award this year: “Best Original Design.” A seventh award, selected by the Canstruction Atlanta committee, known as the “Can-ambassador Award” is presented to the team that goes above and beyond the original scope of the Canstruction event. Tickets ($25) to the gala can be purchased at www.canstructionatl.com in advance or at the door.

 

The annual program and event activities will end with a special Disassembly and Donation Day on Wednesday, May 6, when all structures will be dismantled and bestowed to the Food Bank for distribution to hundreds of interrelated, nonprofit organizations with hunger-relief programs benefitting Metro Atlanta and North Georgia citizens.

 

Canstruction Atlanta is seeking individual and corporate sponsors to provide participatory support. Seven sponsorship packages are available in exchange for applicable benefits. Sponsorship levels include “Elite,” “Corporate,” “Platinum,” “Diamond,” “Gold,” “Silver” and “Bronze.” Sponsorships and donations are tax deductible and can be attained through www.canstructionatl.com/sponsors.

“The annual Canstruction Atlanta program and canned food exhibition help enrich the Atlanta-area community and bring together people from different design-oriented industries,” says 2020 Co-Chair James Byers. “Most of all, the program provides a sense of unity which lends to the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s goal of conquering area hunger.”

 

About Canstruction® Atlanta: Canstruction Atlanta is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made of full cans of food. After the structures are built, the creations go on display free of charge for the public as a giant art exhibition. At the conclusion of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Recognized for commitment to innovation, hunger relief and collaboration, the organization has helped raise more than 25 million pounds of food since 1992. Learn more at www.canstructionatl.com.

PONCE CITY MARKET’S NAUGHTY V. NICE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR RETURNS FOR 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/3/19, Updated 11/18/19

Photo Ops & Special Events with the Grinch & Santa, the King of Pops Tree Elves Holiday Forest, a Menorah Lighting Celebration, The Roof’s Noon Year’s Eve Party, Holiday Pop-Ups & More

Kicking Off on Black Friday (Nov. 29)

Additional information added 11/18/19:

Santa and the Grinch are back at Ponce City Market for another year of naughty and nice celebrations at the historic community destination’s Holiday Spectacular. Festive fun will be all around with the King of Pops Tree Elves Holiday Forest, visits with the Grinch and Santa, a Menorah Lighting Celebration, holiday pop-ups and The Roof’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. Plus, the mean, green anything but clean trickster and the jolly man in the red suit will be spreading merriment at special events throughout the community hub all season long. This year’s festivities include:

KING OF POPS TREE ELVES HOLIDAY FOREST:

Fri., Nov. 29 – Sun., Dec. 22  – Join the King of Pops Tree Elves at the best tree lot in town! The Yard at Ponce City Market will transform into a winter wonderland, featuring a lush, winding forest of trees, fire pits and live music ensembles on weekends throughout the season. Guests can choose a tree to take home or place an order for the King of Pops Tree Elves to deliver one right to their doorstep. They can also pick up trees for easy recycling after the holidays. Trees will be available for purchase on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 7pm.

 

THE GRINCH & SANTA IN RESIDENCE:

Beginning Fri., Nov. 29 – The Grinch and Jolly Old St. Nick will grace Ponce City Market with their presence throughout the most cheerful time of year! Both will take up residence on the second floor above the Central Food Hall, and guests will be invited to bring a camera to snap photos with each beginning Friday, November 29 from 11am – 6pm. Following, the Grinch will be available for visits and photos from 11am – 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays through December 22. Guests can bring their gift lists to Santa and take photos with the jolly one on Sundays through December 22, plus Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24, from 11am – 6pm. 

 

PCM will exclusively use digital lines for visits with the Grinch and Santa this year, so visitors won’t have to wait in a physical line. It’s quick and easy to sign up once onsite – staff will be at each check-in to help, and guests will get a confirmation text with the number of people “in line” before them. PCM will then send a text 15 minutes before time slots to confirm when Santa and the Grinch are ready. Meanwhile, guests can wander PCM to grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping or write letters to Santa and the Grinch at the North and South Pole Post Box Stations presented by Archer Paper Goods. Please note, guests will not be able to sign up in the digital line until they are on the premises.

 

Santa and the Grinch will also be making appearances at festive events, including the following. View www.poncecitymarket.com for more details and updates on additional events.

  • Santa & the Grinch on The Roof (Sat., Nov. 30, 7pm – 9pm) – Guests 21+ can stop by The Roof at Ponce City Market to check out revelry from the Grinch, merriment from Santa Claus and more festive fun from 7-9pm on November 30. To receive complimentary admission after 6pm, attendees can bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

  • Drinks with Santa at Biltong Bar’s The Blitzen Room (Sat., Dec. 14, 7pm – 9pm) – Join Old St. Nick at Biltong Bar’s holiday pop-up, The Blitzen Room, to enjoy seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate and Frozen Egg Nog. No RSVP is necessary for this holiday fete.

  • The Victorian’s Holiday Plant Decorating Workshop with the Grinch (Sat., Dec. 14, 7pm – 9pm) – The Victorian’s team will teach participants how to decorate a beautiful holiday plant to spruce up their space during the season. Drinks will be provided by Likewise. Tickets will be available soon on The Victorian’s website here.

  • Santa Brunch at Pancake Social (Wed., Dec. 18, 8:30am & 10am) – Come one, come all and celebrate the joyous time of year at brunch with Santa! The jolliest man around will be spreading holiday cheer all morning while guests enjoy breakfast. Tickets ($35 per person) can be purchased here for two seating times and include the Pancake Social Breakfast Plate and photos with Santa.

  • The Grinch Brunch at Pancake Social (Thurs., Dec. 19, 8:30am & 10am) – The mean green anything-but-clean trickster will be up to no good throughout brunch at Pancake Social! Tickets ($35 per person) can be purchased here for two seating times and include the Pancake Social Breakfast Plate and photos with the Grinch.

  • Bellina Alimentari with the Grinch (Thurs., Dec. 19, 6pm – 9pm) – Bellina Alimentari is throwing a special Grinch-inspired holiday dinner, complete with cocktails and the Grinch himself. Tickets ($75) are available here for guests ages 21+.

  • Yippee Ki-Yay – Pizza & Pints with the Grinch at Root Baking Co (Sat., Dec. 21, 7pm – 9pm) – Root Baking Co. will be hosting a screening of Die Hard with the Grinch! Guests will enjoy housemade pizza and beer while the Grinch spreads revelry all around. Tickets will be available soon at www.rootbakingco.com.

  • BYOB Adult Candle Making Workshop with Santa at Candlefish (Sat., Dec. 21, 7pm – 9pm) – Join Santa Claus at this workshop and learn to make candles at Candlefish! Alongside the most cheerful fellow, participants will get to pick a scent from the shop’s signature fragrance library with over 100 types and leave with two 9 oz. jar candles. The class is BYOB (the shop provides glassware!), and tickets ($65) are available here.

SKATE THE SKY:

Fri., Nov. 29 Sun., Jan. 5 – Back for a third year, The Roof at Ponce City Market invites guests to “Skate the Sky.” Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue and overlooking Old Fourth Ward, the Rooftop Terrace will feature a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink. Guests will be able to enter the ice rink as a walk-in from Skyline Park or Nine Mile Station. Admission to The Roof is $10 for adults and $7 for kids ages 3-12 – or free with a Nine Mile Station reservation – and skating is $15 for adults and $8 for kids ages 5-12. Hours for the rink will be 11am to 9pm on Sunday, 3-10pm Monday through Wednesday, 3-11pm on Thursday and Friday and 11am-11pm on Saturday. On Friday and Saturday, Skate the Sky is 21+ only after 5pm and a DJ will be spinning starting at 7pm. Before or after skating, guests can warm up at outdoor fire pits at the woodland forest-themed Nine Mile Station or play mini golf at Skyline Park donning a faux fur coat provided by The Roof.

IGLOOS ON THE ROOF:

Fri., Nov. 29 Sun., Jan. 5 – Cozy up this holiday season in life-size, private igloos on Ponce City Market’s Roof! Available by reservation only, they will be located alongside the ice skating rink for guests 21 and up to explore. Food and drink will be available to enjoy in the cozy hangouts, which can be booked in two-hour increments for $150 (up to 8 people). Reservations are now available at www.poncecityroof.com and include general admission to The Roof, skate rentals, 50 minutes of skate time and unlimited games and rides at Skyline Park (when available).

THE BLITZEN ROOM POP-UP AT BILTONG BAR:

Mon., Dec. 2 – Thurs., Dec. 26 – This holiday season, Biltong Bar at Ponce City Market is “Up to Snow Good” as they transform for their inaugural holiday pop-up, The Blitzen Room. The restaurant will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate and Frozen Egg Nog.

LIKEWISE BAR’S HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY TIKI EXPERIENCE:

Thurs., Dec. 5 – Sat., Dec. 7 – For three days only, Likewise will transform into a Hawaiin Holiday Tiki Experience. Their beverage team will be shaking and stirring classic and signature tiki cocktails, such as Navy Grog, Zombie, Mai Tai, a Daiquiri with Swedish Kronan, the shareable Scorpion Bowl and more.

MENORAH LIGHTING ON PONCE:

Mon., Dec. 23 – Join Ponce City Market and Chabad Intown for a traditional menorah lighting ceremony on the Yard beginning at 6:30pm. Attendees will celebrate the Festival of Lights with an evening of food and drinks, activities for the kids and live music.

NOON YEAR’S EVE ON THE ROOF:

Tues., Dec. 31 – Save the date for The Roof’s third annual Noon Year’s Eve! Skyline Park and Nine Mile Station will host a family-friendly celebration for parents and children of all ages to ring in the new year as guests countdown to noon. Stay tuned for additional information coming soon at www.poncecityroof.com.

Original post 11/3/19:

This holiday season, the ‘Naughty v. Nice’ Holiday Spectacular will return to Ponce City Market for merriment throughout the community hub!

Make your list, and check it twice – Santa Claus (and The Grinch) are coming to town! The Naughty and Nice duo will take up residence at Ponce City Market and spread mischief and merriment at special events and festivities all season long. Beginning Friday, November 29, bring a camera to snap photos with the mean one and the jolly man in the red suit, and write letters to the Grinch at the South Pole and Santa at the North Pole post box stations.

Free and open to the public, photo opportunities with Santa and the Grinch can be reserved onsite. A digital line will allow you to wander PCM to grab a bite to eat or do some holiday shopping while waiting. Once you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation text with the number of guests “in line” in front of you and another text 15 minutes before your turn. Please note, you will not be able to sign up in the digital line until you are on the premises.

Outside, The Yard will transform into a winter wonderland complete with the King of Pops’ Tree Elves Holiday Forest, a menorah lighting celebration and more. Featuring a lush, winding forest of trees for purchase, The Yard will welcome you to choose a tree to take home or place an order for the King of Pops Tree Elves to deliver the green prize right to your doorstep. The Tree Elves can even pick up trees for easy recycling after the holidays.

On The Roof, Skate the Sky and festive igloos will return for another year. Ten stories above Ponce de Leon Avenue and overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine and Old Fourth Ward, the Rooftop Terrace will feature a 3,500-square-foot ice skating rink. Available by reservation only, the private igloos will be located alongside the ice skating rink for guests 21 and up to explore. Plus, food and drink will be available to enjoy in the cozy hangouts, which can be booked in two-hour increments for $150 (up to 8 people). Ice skating is $15 for adults and $8 for children (5-12 years old). For more details and igloo reservations, please visit The Roof’s website.

PONCE CITY MARKET HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/27/19

Choose a Pumpkin at King of Pops’ PumpKing Patch, Trick or Treat Around the Market, Have a Wicked Good Time at Skyline Park’s Halloween Party & More!

This Halloween season, Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market will celebrate all season long with haunting holiday festivities, bewitching decor, ghoulish goodies and spellbinding sweet treats for the whole family. The lineup features a pumpkin patch on The Yard, trick-or-treating at restaurants and shops, spooky sights around every corner and other scary-good fun. Events will include:

  • Sleepy Hollow Performances from Serenbe Playhouse (October 12 & 19) – With six sold-out seasons and recognition as one of the ‘Top Five Halloween Plays in the Country’ by American Theatre Magazine, Serenbe Playhouse is bringing back their favorite fright fest, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, this fall. To celebrate, the cast will be doing short performances of the classic American ghost story in The Courtyard at Ponce City Market from 1-3pm on Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 19. 

 

  • King of Pops PumpKING Patch & Harvest Bar on The Yard (Now Open) – The Yard at Ponce City Market has teamed up with King of Pops to transform into a pumpkin patch and Harvest Bar! Pumpkins of all sizes are available for purchase through Halloween, and the Harvest Bar is serving Halloween pops as well as over 12 fall craft beers from breweries across the Southeast and a Fall-a-Rita Boozy Slushie. Plus, from 3-8pm on Sunday, October 27, King of Pops is throwing a spooky Halloween party complete with balloon animals, pumpkins, face painting and a buy one pop, get one free offer for kids in costume. The Patch is open from 4-8pm during the week and noon-8pm on weekends.

 

  • Binders Pumpkin Painting Parties (Saturdays & Sundays) – From 2-5pm every Saturday and Sunday leading up to the spooky holiday, Binders Art Supplies and Frames will be hosting Pumpkin Painting Parties at the PumpKING Patch. This family-friendly activity is free to participate with the purchase of a pumpkin.

 

  • Halloween Drag Queen Story Hour at Posman Books (October 20) – Drag Queen Brent Star will read a slightly scary story or two to children at this Halloween Story Hour from 3-4pm. Free and open to the public, the event welcomes all ages!

 

  • The Roof’s “Neon Nightmare” Halloween Party (October 26) –  Something wicked is coming to The Roof at Ponce City Market on Saturday, October 26 from 7pm to midnight. Inspired by glitch art, neon trends and slasher movies of the 80s, Skyline Park will transform into a party like you’ve never seen before, complete with DJs, a dance party, frightful sights and a costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes. Tickets can be purchased here

 

  • Doggies on the BeltLine Costume Parade (October 27) – Join Ponce City Market and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for a doggone good time at the annual Doggies on the BeltLine costume dog parade on Sunday, October 27 from 1-3pm. The celebration will kick off at The Shed at Ponce City Market, where precious pooches and their humans can enjoy Halloween goodies before heading down the Eastside Trail to  Park Tavern for a costume contest and cocktails. Tickets to participate can be purchased here.

 

  • Trick-or-Treat at PCM (October 31) – The annual Trick-or-Treat at Ponce City Market returns Thursday, October 31 from 4-8pm. During the free and open to the public event, restaurants and shops will hand out over 1,000 pounds of candy to kids in costume!

2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/9/19

COCO + MISCHA––ATLANTA’S VINTAGE CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES & DECOR SHOP AT PONCE CITY MARKET––ANNOUNCES TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 2019 SLOW FASHION SYMPOSIUM

Event Will Feature Free & Ticketed Panel Discussions, Classes, Styling Sessions & More Covering Conscious Consumerism, Slow Fashion & Sustainability

Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6; Standard & VIP Tickets Available Here

COCO + MISCHA, Atlanta’s vintage and slow fashion clothing, handmade accessories and home decor shop located at Ponce City Market, announces tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Slow Fashion Symposium. Held Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6 at Ponce City Market, the second annual, multi-day community gathering is designed to inspire, encourage and educate about the merits of slow fashion and sustainability advocacy. The symposium is being curated by Melissa Gallagher, an expert in slow fashion and owner of COCO + MISCHA.

Standard and VIP ticket options are now available online, including an early bird ticket option while supplies last. In an effort to make the symposium accessible to all, free events will also be featured throughout the weekend. Speakers will include the below, with more to come:

Elizabeth L. Cline, author The Conscious Closet
Adrienne Antonson, designer & founder of State The Label
Michelle Norris, owner Tropico Photo, artist
Rochelle Porter, owner & designer Rochelle Porter
Amanda Greeley, owner & designer Thelma
Duquette Johnston, founder & designer Club Duquette
Jordan Soderholm, Fashion Director Able
Madolyn Ropell, slow fashion advocate & influencer, @gentlewomanoftheroad
Olivia Hargrove, vintage style influencer & seller, @themetalromantic

Please visit www.slowfashionsymposium.com for a full lineup of participating brands and events, including the following highlighted events and discussions (subject to change):

Where It Begins – For anyone who’s refining their path and defining their style, this discussion will cover how shoppers can begin building a wardrobe to withstand the test of time and passing of trends, no matter their budget, as well as how to navigate gaps in a wardrobe and when to splurge or save.

Progressive Pop-Up Party – This free event will invite attendees to meet sustainable designers popping up throughout Ponce City Market, shop sample sales and try on brands typically available online only.

Panel Discussion: Sustainability = Inclusivity – An engaging discussion about embracing all sizes, races and budgets to achieve a truly sustainable initiative.

In Good Company Market – Citizen Supply, the curated, artisan shop located inside Ponce City Market, will present a marketplace of handmade, vintage and local small businesses. The free event will be located at the Shed on the BeltLine with easy access for attendees to visit between panel discussions.

Q&A with author Elizabeth L. Cline – Attendees can join a ticketed discussion with author Elizabeth L. Cline about her new book The Conscious Closet and her journey to conscious consumerism, such as tackling a wardrobe overhaul in a sustainable way. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.

Amour Vert In-Store Celebration Event Recap – June 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/18/19

Thursday, June 27th

Just in time for summer shopping, Atlantans and visitors alike gathered at the Amour Vert store at Ponce City Market for a special event featuring Machete jewelry on Thursday, June 27th. Based out of San Francisco, the coveted brand is known for their sustainable, versatile and thoughtfully designed clothes and accessories. Guests mixed and mingled, enjoyed complimentary Cathead Vodka cocktails, City Winery wine made by winemaker, Travis Green, bites by Ocean Catering Co., and were the first to explore the Spring and Summer collection. Guests also learned that with every purchase of an Amour Vert tee, the effortlessly sustainable company will plant a tree in North America with their trusted partner American Forest. To date, Amour Vert has planted over 220,000 trees. For more information, visit Amour Vert’s Atlanta flagship store at Ponce City Market on online at  https://amourvert.com.

Fireworks in Fourth Ward and Ponce City Roof Fourth of July Rooftop Bash 2019

Date: Thursday, July 4th

Time: 5 pm

About: In partnership with Old Fourth Ward Business Association, Ponce City Market is hosting the second annual “Fireworks in Fourth Ward” to celebrate the Fourth of July. Free and open to the public, the community event will be held across the street from Ponce City Market at Historic Fourth Ward Park from 5pm to 11pm. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or enjoy bites from local vendors and food trucks, and King of Pops and Queen of Cream will also be serving frozen desserts. Local favorites including New Realm Brewing Company and Old Fourth Distillery will provide libations; wine, margaritas and a vodka punch will also be available for purchase (no outside alcohol is allowed). All beverage proceeds will directly benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association, whose mission is to create a safe and sustainable community environment for businesses and residents alike. In the park, there will be live music from local Atlanta band Sucker Punch, covering hits from the 90’s and 00’s. Once the sun sets, the evening will culminate in a grand fireworks show, and DJ Q-Tip will be spinning a soundtrack coordinated with the display. The Fourth of July fireworks show can also be seen from The Roof at Ponce City Market during their annual Fourth of July celebration. The kid-friendly event begins at 5pm and will have live entertainment, a DJ and activities for kids. There will be two ticket levels – VIP access and General Admission – for adults, and tickets for children will be offered at a lower price point. While space is available, guests can purchase walk-up tickets on July 4 for the evening fireworks show.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-of-july-rooftop-bash-tickets-62433655745