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FATHER’S DAY ROUND UP 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/14/21

Specials and where to celebrate Father’s Day this year!

Toast to Dads With a Free Pint at TWO urban licks on Father’s Day:  
This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20th, 2021, it’s not hard to put two and two together to know where to raise a glass to dads everywhere.  Offering brunch and dinner for the occasion, since TWO options are better than one, all dads are invited to enjoy a complimentary pint of cold beer with the purchase of an entree.  Boasting a 26-foot wine on tap barrel wall, lively atmosphere, wood-fired cuisine and expansive patio on the Atlanta BeltLine, this iconic dining destination is just the place to celebrate Father’s Day. The popular brunch and lunch menu, created by Executive Chef Matt Weinstein, is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features classic and signature offerings from their Fried Chicken Biscuit, French Toast and Fritta to the Empanada, Burger, and Brisket. Guests can also enjoy dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. with go-to favorites including the acclaimed Salmon Chips, Smoked Prime Ribs, Rotisserie Chicken, 16oz. Prime Rib, Blackened Salmon and more.  TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit  twourbanlicks.com.
Show Dad He’s the Rarest of Them All at STK Atlanta:  
As the old cliché says, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If that’s true, this Father’s Day, STK Atlanta has the recipe to make every dad fall head over heels. Whether it’s indulging in signature classics for brunch a taking advantage of a Wagyu & Whiskey dinner menu, the Midtown hotspot is pulling out all the stops to make sure this Father’s Day is the best one yet. At dinner, dive into a mouthwatering Wagyu special from the National Steakhouse Month menu that includes Wagyu Beef Tartare and Caviar, Korean Style Short Rib, Zingy Rubbed Skirt steak, and more and pair it with STK’s Not Your Daddy’s Old Fashioned. For early risers, brunch will begin at 10 a.m. with chef-driven favorites and specials, including the Wagyu Beef Skirt Tostada and Wagyu Burger and fries, and bottomless mimosas.  Guaranteeing to start or end his big day with a bang, STK will help show each dad that he is the RAREST of them all. To make a reservation or for more information, visit www.stksteakhouse.com.
Make Father’s Day Un-Fore-Gettable at Puttshack: 
On Sunday, June 20th, treat Dad to his ideal activity, hitting a hole in one! Any king of the green will enjoy a day or evening at Puttshack, the newest tech-infused mini golf spot in Atlanta and first in the US. Located at The Interlock in West Midtown, this 25,000-square foot venue is the complete Father’s Day experience and ideal activity for the entire family.  With competitive mini-golf courses, creative cocktails, and a wide variety of decadent dishes, Puttshack is sure to be a Father’s Day he can’t “fore-get”.  Puttshack is located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318.  For more information visit www.puttshack.com.
If You Think Dad is Cooking on Father’s Day, You Must be Nuts; Dantanna’s Has You Covered: 
If Dad needs a day off from grilling out this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, 2021, head to Dantanna’s for a special menu created by Executive Chef Brad Parker.  A dad and veteran chef, Parker’s theme this year is, “If You Think Dad is Cooking on Father’s Day, You Must be Nuts”.  In addition to Dantanna’s full lunch and dinner menus, the specialty Father’s Day menu features Curry Cashew Mussels – Maine whitewater mussels, shallots, garlic, curry, coconut milk, cashews and cilantro; Pecan Crusted Trout – local trout pecan-panko crust, peach butter, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans; Pine Nut Pesto Scallops – seared jumbo scallops, pine nut-basil pesto, sautéed mushrooms and Brussels sprouts; and Dantanna’s Bananas – bananas in brown sugar rum sauce, macadamia nut muffin and vanilla ice cream.  For dads that love to grill and don’t want to leave the comfortable confines of the backyard, Dantanna’s Butcher Market Baskets are an ideal gift.  Served ready to cook at home for 2, 4, 6 and 8, steak lovers can choose from The Lean and Mean Basket, The “Man I Love Meat” Basket or The New Yorker Basket, filled with mouthwatering 60-day aged prime cuts and delectable sides including the #1 Loaded Jumbo Baker Potato, fresh salads, and Chocolate Bourbon Pie. 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 for Dantanna’s Buckhead.
Give the Gift of Relaxation at Utopia Foot & Shoulder Massage for Father’s Day:
If Father’s Day calls for the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation, Utopia Foot & Shoulder Massage is an ideal and affordable intown escape for all dads.  Located in Grant Park, Utopia has become known for its calming environment, unparalleled service and ability to melt away stress.  From available from Friday, June 18th to Sunday, June 20th., Utopia is offering a Father’s Day Package for $70 that includes a 60-minute foot and shoulder massage, 15-minute scalp massage, foot detox salt and Mary’s essential oils.     Book online at https://utopiaatlanta.com/book-now/. Gift cards are also available for purchase.  Located at 465 Boulevard SE Suite 106A, Utopia Foot & Shoulder Massage is easily accessible for residents of Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, Glenwood Park, East Atlanta and more. For more information, visit https://utopiaatlanta.com.

Sun., June 20 – “Flight of Dads for Dad’s Day” at Second Self Beer Co.

To celebrate beer-loving dads around town, Second Self is offering a “Flight of Dads for Dad’s Day” special featuring three variations of their pastry stout Dad series:



  • Stepdad Made Breakfast – an imperial stout with coffee, oats, blueberries and maple syrup


  • Grandad Made Breakfast – an imperial stout with coffee and oats aged in bourbon barrels for 20 months


Available as a flight for $10, this special will be available only on Father’s Day at the Westside brewery. The beers can also be purchased individually throughout the weekend and following week surrounding the holiday.


Sun., June 20 – “Tie One On” Father’s Day Event at Hampton + Hudson

Dads can head to Hampton + Hudson as early as 10am on Sunday for brunch, served until 2:30pm. At 2pm, the Atlanta United game against Philadelphia will be played throughout the restaurant with sound. Drink specials offered all day will include $3 Monday Night brews and $5 Elijah Craig Old Fashioneds. Plus, the first 25 Dads in the door will receive a Monday Night Brewing tie, Elijah Craig socks and other swag.


Father’s Day food specials will include a Double Decker Smash Burger with bacon and onion rings and a Bone-In Ribeye with bone marrow butter and Belgian fries.


Sun., June 20 – Drink Specials for Dad at Nina & Rafi

On Father’s Day, Dads dining at Nina & Rafi can enjoy $5 Creature Comforts Classic City Lager (4.2% ABV) and house Fernet all day long.

Sun., June 20 – Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch at The Southern Gentleman

Treat dad to The Southern Gentleman’s annual Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch at Buckhead Village. They’ll be serving their classic Sunday brunch menu along with can’t-miss chef features like Smoked Duck Wings and Skirt Steak & Eggs. They’ll also have an ASW Distillery whiskey education, tasting area and flight specials for dads to enjoy all day! Reservations are available here.

Sun., June 20, Beginning at Noon – Father’s Day Brunch at Gypsy Kitchen

Father’s Day at Gypsy Kitchen will be a celebration of travel, culinary curiosity and joyful connections made over a terrific meal. Starting at noon on Father’s Day, Gypsy Kitchen will offer their classic menu with chef specials like a Roasted Chicken & Chorizo Paella, Grilled New York Steak & Short Rib and a Chocolate Torte with coffee & cocoa nib praline with blood orange drizzle. Reservations are available here.

Available Until June 30 – Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake

 

  • Father’s Day Dozen (left) – Indulge dad’s sweet tooth with gourmet cupcakes! A collection of 12 different flavors like Salted Caramel, ‘DAD’ Chocolate and Light Blue Buttercream, Coffee Toffee, Red Velvet with ‘Happy Father’s Day’ fondant, Peanut Butter Banana Fudge and more. Available June 1-June 30 for pick-up, delivery or nationwide overnight shipping. $38/Dozen.

 

  • BEST DAD EVER Dozen (right) – Show how appreciated dad is with this collection that includes flavors like Lava Fudge, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake, Cookies & Crème Birthday Fudge, Double Milk Chocolate Birthday, Vanilla Confetti & Purple Buttercream and more, each decorated with rainbow ‘BEST DAD EVER’ fondant discs. Available June 1-June 30 for pick-up, delivery or nationwide overnight shipping. $38/Dozen.

SHOPS AROUND LENOX PRESENTS SUMMER POP-UP GALLERY SERIES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/9/21

Free to Attend and Featuring Works From Local Artists, Live Music, Cocktails, Bites and More!
 
Kicking Off Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 4 p.m. 
 

Situated in the heart of Buckhead’s shopping district, Shops Around Lenox is inviting Atlantans and visitors alike to explore, celebrate and purchase works from an array of local artists during its new summer pop-up gallery series.  Kicking off Saturday, June 12, 2021, the art-infused, summer series will be held twice a month on June 12th and 26th, July 10th and 24th, and August 8th and 21st and feature live music, cocktails, bites and more. Each pop-up gallery event will showcase new artists and will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Shops Around Lenox’s Pop-Gallery is free to attend and ages are welcome.

For the first pop-up gallery on June 12th, attendees will be treated to works from seven dynamic Georgia artists. Eanaj Janae, who recently relocated to Georgia, creates beautiful and colorful art that cultivates and normalizes body positivity and awareness to colorism, while K. Ross, an established abstract fine artist, gains new inspiration from the rich southern culture and hospitality of Georgia.  Abstract painter Melissa Ewing focuses on fluid art with an emphasis on bold colors and abstract patterns inspired by water, sunsets and flowers. Artist R.D. Simmons creates mixed medium art pieces inspired by nature, impactful events , and common human experiences and emotions. Creating beauty and joy through color and texture, Rhonda Coleman’s layers paint, paper, and fabric to evoke depth and interest. Reflecting how she sees the world,  Sara B. Yoder’s work is colorful, exciting and a bit childlike.  Finally, with a theme of passion, power and perpetuity, Shellton LaBron’s surrealist and conceptual works of art are bold and energetic.  Artists interested in participating in future events can learn more and register at www.shopsaroundlenox.com.

LOST ART MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/7/21

Metro Atlanta’s First Music Festival of 2021 Kicks Off This Weekend

Lost Art Music Festival on June 11-12 at Foxhall Resort in Douglasville

Nationally-touring artists include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope,
 The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Pink Stones, The Sundogs

Music festivals are back for Atlanta with Lost Art Music Festival Presented by Cathead Distillery on June 11-12, 2021. As we emerge from the pandemic, the area’s first music festival of 2021 with nationally-touring artists takes place at the spacious Foxhall Resort in Douglasville, just 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta.

Lost Art celebrates the Americana fan community through high energy performances and immersive experiences in a spacious, outdoor setting.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, The War And Treaty, Ben Nichols of Lucero, and The Pink Stones round out the eclectic and diverse lineup of Americana acts, which blend elements of Southern soul, folk, alt-country, cosmic country, and more.

Aaron Lee Tasjan performs a Friday night kickoff show on June 11. Late night Saturday, The Sundogs Present The Tom Petty Show. Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Inner Circle Experiences, which connect artist and fans through shared, handpicked outings include a BBQ cookout and bocce ball/horseshoes tournament with St. Paul and The Broken Bones, ATV tour and short performance with The War and Treaty, and more. More info on the Lost Art website.

“Music festivals are back for Atlanta! It’s been almost two years for fans, and people can’t wait to enjoy great music outdoors in Georgia again,” said Lost Art Music Festival Founder Jim Ethridge.  

“Seeing this bright light at the end of the tunnel is an incredible feeling, and Lost Art is so happy to provide an opportunity for fans to experience music again.”

Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are priced at $69.25 (tax included), and VIP tickets are sold out. Both Aaron Lee Tasjan and The Sundogs shows are available as separate, standalone tickets.

Tickets are available at www.LostArtMusicFest.com.

THE DAILY DRAFT ALL STAR WEEK 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/6/21

ALL STAR WEEK LINEUP
The Daily Draft first-anniversary celebration is here, and we want to give you an exclusive preview of the action…

 

Mayweather vs. Paul Live Exhibition

Sunday, June 6th:
Join us to watch retired champ Floyd Mayweather get back in the ring to take on Youtube sensation Logan Paul. The fight begins at 8 pm- get here early to claim your seat!

 

Burger and Brews
Monday, June 7th:
Get a first look at Terrapin’s June flight of-the-month (5-9 pm)
Win a pair of Braves Tickets
$12 Burger + Brew special all day long


Trivia and Tequila
Tuesday, June 8th:
Enjoy tastings by CaliFino Tequila (5-9 pm)
Tap into your inner geek at Trivia Night
Win a CaliFino prize package, including a bottle of handcrafted tequila

 

Wing Challenge Round 1

Wednesday, June 9th:
Sponsored by Dry County Brewing Co.
Enter the spice challenge at 7 pm to win a FREE pint (brewery onsite 5-9 pm)
Wednesday Wing Challenge winner will go head-to-head against kickboxing pro and MMA fighter Warren Thompson in Round 2 on Saturday, June 12th at 2 pm
Win awesome Dry County swag!


Georgia Tech Night
Thursday, June 10th:
Meet-and-greet with Georgia Tech football All-Star MVP, Joe Hamilton (6 pm)
Kids eat FREE from 5-9 pm (with purchase of an adult entree)
One lucky customer will win a $50 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Good

 

FAN FRIDAY

Friday, June 11th:
Cheer on your favorite teams to victory with a brew in hand!
Scofflaw Brewing Co. will be onsite for tastings from 5-9 pm
Win a Scofflaw Brewing Co. signature hammock


Challenger Saturday
Saturday, June 12th:
Check out our home run derby at Noon for a chance to win a Daily Draft gift card.
Watch our Spice Challenge Round 1 winner go head-to-head against Warren Thompson to be named the 1st Dry County Brewery Wing Challenge Champion and win an exclusive VIP brewery tour and Dry County merch! at 2 pm
Show your strength in our Steiner Challenge and win a Dry County Swag Bag and Daily Draft gift card at 3pm
Aiden Turner will be making a celebrity appearance from 3-5 pm- pop in for your chance to meet a TV star!
Grab a bite and a brew on your way to Woodstock’s Summer Concert Series (or check out our hot dog cart at the concert for some mid-show munchies!)

 

MVP DAY

ft. All-Star Appearances & Grand Prize Giveaway
Sunday, June 13th:
New Realm Brewery will be onsite for tastings 6-8 pm
Join us on our final day of celebration as Coleman Rudolph makes an all-star appearance at 3 pm
Take your shot at the Grand Prize Giveaway, with prizes raffled off all day long!

FIREPIT PIZZA TAVERN HOSTS 3RD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/2/21

Sunday, June 6, 2021 Beginning at 6 p.m. 
Firepit Pizza Tavern, a neighborhood staple located in the heart of Grant Park, is celebrating its 3rd anniversary on Sunday, June 6th beginning at 6 p.m.  Owned by Leslie Cohen, celebrity chef and winner of Food Network’s  “Cutthroat Kitchen”, and with acclaimed Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer at the helm of the kitchen, all ages are welcome to experience their Young, Wild & Three lively block party that includes an all-you-can eat buffet, cold brews courtesy of Wild Heaven Beer, music, free swag, and more beginning at 6 p.m.  Wristbands will be available to purchase for $20 upon arrival.

TUCKER BREWING COMPANY TO BRING A TASTE OF GERMANY TO THE SOUTH WITH TUCKTOBERFEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/1/21

Brewery’s 16-Day Annual Celebration Returns for Fourth Year This September

Tucker Brewing Company

Sept. 18 – Oct. 3, 2021

Fourth Annual Tucktoberfest™: Tucker Brewing Company, a brewery located in Tucker, Ga., will host its fourth annual Tucktoberfest™ celebration where guests can enjoy German traditions mixed with Southern hospitality. During this European takeover, the beloved brewery and beer garden, recently named one of USA TODAY’s 10Best Beer Gardens in America, will be decked out in all things Oktoberfest, from authentic German attire for the staff to steins replacing all barware. Guests can expect to enjoy activities such as a classic stein holding competition, a wiener toss, cornhole, and more, along with live music.

Guests can enjoy authentic German fare from Executive Chef Nicole Fey and German-inspired brews, including the famous Tucktoberfest™ Märzen Lager from Head Brewmaster Tucker Eagleson. Featured last year were menu items including a German-style charcuterie board with Patak family bratwurst, knockwurst, and kielbasa, sweet potato pancakes, Tucktoberfest™ fries, a crispy pork shank, pretzel lobster roll, apple strudel cheesecake and more, and attendees can look forward to fresh new offerings at this year’s event.

Free to attend. Beer and food are available for purchase.

All ages are welcome, must be 21+ to enjoy the brews.

www.tuckerbrewing.com/tucktoberfest-2021

6TH ANNUAL FOOD-O-RAMA HEADS TO PIEDMONT PARK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/1/21

Featuring More Than 50 Food Trucks, Cocktails, Live Music, Arts and Crafts and More 
Saturday, June 12, 2021 From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
Atlanta Creative Events has done it again. On June 12, 2021, festival lovers can indulge in the 6th annual Food-O-Rama Festival. Descending upon picturesque Piedmont Park on June 12, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., the annual food truck festival will host an array of savory and sweet offerings from all over the Southeast.  In addition to more than 50 food trucks, the festival will also showcase caterers, pop-up chefs, craft cocktails, local arts and crafts, live music, and more.  The festival is open to all ages and free to attend.  Guests ages 21 and up that would like to imbibe can purchase a wristband for $6.  A percentage of proceeds will go to The Street Food Coalition that gives grants to food truck owners facing medical emergencies and provides an up-to-date list of online databases, forums, and third-party service providers that assist with growing businesses.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Foodormamaevents or www.atlantacreativeevents.com.

ATLANTA SUMMER BEER FEST 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Historical 4th Ward Park

Saturday, June 12 at 4 pm

The 11th annual Atlanta Summer Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 12th from 4-8pm at Historic 4th Ward Park. We will have over 150 beers, hard seltzers, as well as a selection of wine and some cider to choose from. There will be live music, DJ QTip, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase.  The beer list will be added to the website soon. http://atlantasummerbeerfestival.com. Tickets are now on sale.  $45 advance, $50 after June 3rd, $60 at the door (unless sold out). Sales tax and ticket fees will be added. More details and the link to tickets can be found at our event website: http://atlantasummerbeerfestival.com

LITTLE BEER FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY GOOD WORD BREWING & PUBLIC HOUSE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Saturday, June 5 at noon

Follow up on the unofficial start to summer with a ticket to Little Beer, presented by the folks behind Good Word Brewing & Public House.
Co-hosted by the City of Duluth, the inaugural Little Beer festival will take place in the Parsons Alley Courtyard just outside of Good Word and feature over 40, exclusive, hand-selected breweries and over 80 types of beers!
THE FACTS
  • Little Beer participants must offer one pale lager and one beer 5.5% abv or lower, of any style
  • Liquid Death Mountain Water available to keep 💧
  • Phoenix Roasters ☕️ to keep you ⛽
  • Little Beer Glass to keep you lagered (and its a keepsake!)
Our spot, West Lawrenceville, will be closed during the event so guests can cruise around the entire downtown with their cherished beers in cans or plastic cups.
LITTLE BEER TICKETS
$85 per person for a full afternoon of tasting what the best breweries around currently offer
must be 21+
Little Beer Participants
2nd Shift
6S
Arches
Aslin
Bagby Beer
Bhramari
Birds Fly South
Blackberry Farm Brewery
Blackstack
Blaze
Bluejacket
Bond Brothers
Bold Monk
Branch & Blade
Branch & Bone
Burial
Creature Comforts
Crooked Run
Dancing Gnome
Divine Barrel
DSSOLVR
Folksbier
Halfway Crooks
Heist
Jackie O’s
Lowercase brewing
Magnanimous
Mocama
Mountains Walking
Perennial
Pontoon
OddBreed
Resident Culuture
Salud Cerveceria
Schilling
Tabol
Thinman
Three Taverns
Trophy
Twin Elephant
Wheatland Springs
Widowmaker
Wild Heaven
Wooden Robot
Wrecking Bar
Zebulon
Zillicoah

EXPERIENTIAL ADVENTURE CANDYTOPIA IS COMING BACK TO ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/26/21

Colossal Candy Creations, Flying Unicorn Pigs and Marshmallow Tsunamis to Invade Atlanta in June

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

 Candytopia—which has delighted over a million and a half guests across the country with its candy-themed, sensational adventure—is coming back! The limited-run engagement beginning June 11th, marks the first time Candytopia has chosen to revisit a city, thanks to the monumental success surrounding its Atlanta debut in 2019.  That year, tickets sold out almost instantly and the Candytopia team extended its stay twice to accommodate more guests – nearly 250,000 in 6 months. When the doors open next month, Candytopia will showcase the most popular attractions from past locations along with new and captivating elements guaranteed to delight guests of all ages. It will be located at 3330 Piedmont Road NE, next to Disco Kroger in central Buckhead. “We’re thrilled to be returning to the city of Atlanta where we were so warmly welcomed in 2019. We’ve created an updated experience that our guests will find familiar, but with plenty of new surprises to discover,” said John Goodman, the CEO of Youtopia Entertainment.

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of scoring a Golden Ticket or traveling through Candyland, Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative fantasyland with a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that beckons you to soak in the wonder. Candytopia features more than a dozen environments filled with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. As they travel through each area, guests are treated to a variety of packaged candy samples, including some nostalgic favorites, and many sweet surprises. 

Since its inception in 2018 in Santa Monica, Candytopia has enchanted scores of joy-seekers in major cities across the country including Santa Monica, New York, Miami and Houston. Tickets have sold out quickly in every market. Candytopia has amassed a huge following of guests of all ages and A-list celebrities including: Usher Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rick Ross, Bruce Willis, Adam Sandler, Kevin Durant, Josh Duhamel, Christina Aguilera, Wiz Khalifa, Hilary Duff, Jessica Biel, T.I.and Tiny.

Candytopia Atlanta will open to the public on June 11, 2021.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and will officially be on sale today May 25, 2021. Those seeking more information or to register for early ticket access should visit: www.candytopia.com

TICKET PRICES:

Adults: $28

Kids (4-12): $20

Kids (3 and under): Free