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STORICO WEEKLY SPECIALS AND EVENTS

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

Weekly Storico Fresco, Storico Vino, and Forzo Storico specials and events:

Mondays:

Industry Night – Storico Vino

Half Price Bottles of Wine – Storico Fresco

Tuesdays:

Half Price Bottles of Wine – Forzo Storico

Wednesdays:

Half Price Bottles of Wine – Storico Vino

Saturday:

Boozy Lunch – Forzo Storico

Boozy Brunch – Storico Vino

Sunday:

Boozy Brunch – Storico Vino

Find out more here.

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

BEST END BREWING CO HOSTS PRIDE EVENT SATURDAY 6/4

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

Proudly Honoring Pride Month This June With Live Music, Discounts, Late Night Ball and More

 

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

 

Pride Month is just around the corner, and Best End Brewing Co. is celebrating by hosting a Pride Saturday event on June 4th. Beginning at 12 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m., guests are invited to celebrate and share their pride, unity, love and respect.  

 

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., patrons who visit Best End Brewing Co. in pride colors will receive 15% off their order and can enjoy craft beers, tropical cocktails, and bites inside the taproom, outside on the expansive, dog-friendly patio or at the Tiki bar on the Atlanta BeltLine. While soaking up the sun and sipping on a Tiki Bar Rum Punch or Frozen Pina Colada, the alternative band The Radio Show will be playing on the Best End’s BeltLine stage from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to add to the good vibes.

 

Beginning at 10:30 p.m., Best End is hosting a ‘Which Bridgerton Are You? Ball’ for the night owls. Lady Whistledown wouldn’t miss an occasion like this, so put on your best gown or tailcoat for a chance to win the best dressed competition. The fun of the ton doesn’t end there. There will also be a DJ, drinks specials, a late-night food menu, raffles, and much more. Tickets are now available online for $5 or for $10 at the door.  

 

Best End Brewing is located just off the Southside Beltline in the Lee + White Complex at 1036 White Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310. For more information, visit www.bestendbrewing.com or call 470.391.0999.

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ARTIST-FUELED INNER CIRCLE FAN EXPERIENCES

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

Experiences include The Lone Bellow BBQ & Beer Pairing, Fishing with Durand Jones & The Indications, Rayland Baxter ATV Tour & Hayride, Margo Cilker River Walk Concert, and Southern Avenue Cocktail Making Class
Festival Offers Picturesque Setting at Foxhall Resort, 30 Minutes West of Atlanta, Transportation, Lodging, and Camping Options
 
 
Lost Art Music Festival, the gathering by music lovers for music lovers, which returns to Foxhall Resort in metro Atlanta June 17 and 18, 2022, continues to put the fan first with the announcement of their “Inner Circle Experiences.” A series of ’small capacity, huge fun’ artist-fueled outings, each has been created by the artists and festival organizers that are as curated as the performances on stage. The festival continues to fortify its young heritage with a cultivated lineup that is eclectic and lively Americana, influenced by everything from retro soul and roots to folk and outlaw country. The full Lost Art 2022 lineup includes Durand Jones & The IndicationsPaul CauthenThe Lone BellowRayland BaxterSouthern Avenue, and Margo CilkerAaron Lee Tasjan and Gabe Lee will be a part of the Friday Night Kickoff Party.
 
“Lost Art Music Festival’s mantra from the start is ‘Experience music again,’ and our team built this festival with that in mind. Combining two days of live music with the beautiful setting at Foxhall and fun excursions and experiences with artists, that’s what drives our passion for festivals,” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge.
 
Inner Circle Experiences include:
The Lone Bellow BBQ & Wild Heaven Beer Pairing:
Enjoy a special beer and BBQ pairing led by a sommelier from Wild Heaven. At the spacious Sports Lawn at Foxhall Resort (next to the festival grounds), fans start with international-inspired BBQ from Chef Mike LaSage with Drunk & Lucky Social Club. Then, a Wild Heaven beer expert discusses how to pair beer and smoked meats. Is Germany onto something with the traditional lager? Should you pair it with the meat or with the sauce? Mmm! What could make this a better way to kick off the day? Well, The Lone Bellow will perform a short set. Sounds like fun, y’all! Capacity – 50 / Cost $40.
Fishin’ with Durand Jones & The Indications:
From a gorgeous lake next to the festival grounds, a fishing guide will talk to fans about the history of the lake, what fish frequent the waters, and what bait works best. Then, join Durand Jones & The Indications for leisurely fishing from the bank. If you need help, the guide will set up your rod. If not, let ‘er rip! Anyone who catches a fish gets a free Lost Art koozie. Rods and one beverage (Wild Heaven Beer or Cathead Sparkling) will be provided. Fishing, drinks, blue skies, and your favorite band. Yes, please!  Capacity – 12 / Cost – $30.
Rayland Baxter ATV Tour and Hayride:
Join Rayland Baxter for a one-of-a-kind experience on a guided ATV + hayride tour across the beautiful Foxhall Resort property. Foxhall’s tour guide will lead the group along the trail, which brings fans to a spot in front of the Chattahoochee River, where Rayland will perform a few songs. Helluva a way to kick off a festival day! Capacity – 4 ATVs (two riders each), plus 10 for the hayride / ATV – $200 total + taxes/fees per ATV for one driver + one rider. $25 per person for hayride.
Margo Cilker Chattahoochee River Walk Concert + Cocktail: 
While enjoying a beverage (one Wild Heaven Beer or Cathead Sparkling), fans take a leisurely, 15-minute hike along the Chattahoochee River (next to the Lost Art festival grounds), ending at a vista by the old stone bridge. Once there, Margo Cilker will perform a short, unamplified set.  Capacity – 30 / $20 per person.
Southern Avenue & Cathead Cocktail Making Class:
To kick things off, a Cathead Distillery expert will lead fans on a brief history of summer cocktails and then on to how to create the classic Cocktail. They’ll share a couple of their best cocktail tricks (one ice cube vs. many, bitters or no, orange zest, etc.) You’ll have all the ingredients provided, so you can play along to create your own. Then, Southern Avenue joins for the making of the second drink, “The Southern Avenue,” which incorporates some of the band’s favorite cocktail characteristics. Must be 21+.  Capacity – 20 / $35 per person.
 
Advance Inner Circle Experiences are available for purchase by Platinum ticket holders beginning Tuesday, May 17 at 10 a.m. EST, before being released to VIP ticket holders on Thursday May 19, at 10 a.m., and finally to all ticket purchasers Friday May 20 at 10 a.m.  Inner Circle Experiences are approximately 50 minutes, limited capacity, and will sell out.
 
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.
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.
Lost Art Music Festival is presented by Cathead Distillery, with support 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. 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.
For full details, the most up-to-date info, and to purchase tickets, visit www.lostartmusicfest.com.

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.

MOVIEBUSTER: SAVE THE VIDEO STORE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/8/22

Avenue West Cobb

May 6 to June 12

Into the Film is psyched to bring “Save the Video Store,” an immersive theatrical experience, to the Atlanta area. Created and directed by Erin Stegeman (Once Upon A Time: The Rock Opera, Shame of Thrones), “Save the Video Store” is described as a combination of nostalgia, intimate theater, and escape room. The 75-minute experience thrusts guests into iconic ‘90s movies as they engage with the cast of MOVIEBUSTER employees, compete for prizes and more.

The team at Into the Film is no stranger to the interactive theater experience. In 2017, they produced “A Night at the Opera,” an experience which allowed guests to enter the world of 1880s Paris to become part of one of the most famous stories of all time: The Phantom of the Opera.

“We are all massive cinephiles who have been hungry for a new way to experience film, bringing it to life with immersive theater,” said Into the Film co-founders Erik Mihlsten and Alena Geffner-Mihlsten. “With the massive growth of the film industry in Atlanta over the last several years, we believe it’s the perfect location to thrust an audience right into the action at the intersection of film and theater.”

“Save the Video Store” is set to run from May 6 – June 12, 2022, at the Avenue West Cobb in Marietta.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit mymoviebuster.com.

Ticket Information
“Save the Video Store” opens on May 6th at MOVIEBUSTER at The Avenue West Cobb (3625 Dallas Hwy 470 830, Marietta, GA). General admission tickets are $49. VIP tickets which include a MOVIEBUSTER party pack and two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. This event is rated PG-13. Anyone under 13 must attend with an adult.

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.