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TASTE OF ATLANTA PRESENTS GRAND TASTING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/22

Grand Tasting Takes Over the Epicurean Atlanta Hotel for Epic Foodie Fête

Thursday, October 22 6-10pm

Epicurean Hotel


Fans of fabulous food and drink can indulge their appetites for both at Taste of Atlanta’s Grand Tasting—an all-new signature tasting event featuring Atlanta’s best restaurants on Thursday, Oct. 20. The Epicurean Atlanta Hotel, an impressive new food-focused destination in Midtown, will serve as the backdrop for the tasting experience. Eat, drink, be merry and enjoy the all-star lineup of local chefs, top restaurants, beer, wine and spirits brands—with a variety of all-you-can-eat bites, an abundance of unlimited beer, wine, and cocktail tasting options, along with culinary theatre programming and live entertainment throughout the evening.

GRAND TASTING HIGHLIGHTS

● Taste unlimited delicious bites from Atlanta’s best restaurants
● Discover new restaurants and revisit the many neighborhood favorites
● Sample dozens of cool cocktails, wines and beers
● Meet top chefs up close and personal
● Culinary Theatre Programming
● Live music by Lilac Wine, The Mad Violinist and other special entertainment
● Vote for the “best taste” of the evening from your favorite restaurant

Tickets to Taste of Atlanta’s Grand Tasting are now available and can be purchased at
Grand Tasting | Taste of Atlanta.

GRAND TASTING TICKET OPTIONS

VIP TICKET: $150 (plus tax and fees)
● Entry 6:00pm – 10:00pm
● Complimentary Valet Parking
● Complimentary Glass
● Opportunity to Attend Exclusive Cocktail Reception
● Exclusive Access to Culinary Theatre programming
● VIP Goodie Bag for the first 50 ticket buyers
● Unlimited Food & Beverage Tastings
● Meet the Chefs Up Close and Personal
● Special Live Entertainment
● Limited VIP Tickets Available


GENERAL ADMISSION: $100 (plus tax and fees)
● Entry 7:00pm – 10:00pm
● Complimentary Glass
● Unlimited Food & Beverage Tastings
● Meet the Chefs Up Close and Personal
● Special Live Entertainment
● Limited General Admission Tickets Available


ABOUT GRAND TASTING
Taste of Atlanta celebrates 21 years as the city’s most anticipated annual food and beverage festival showcasing the best “tastes” our local restaurant chefs have to offer. This year’s Grand Tasting event will reintroduce many favorite restaurants and renowned chefs who have participated over the past 20 years as well as some amazing newbies who will offer their most craveable dishes paired with bottomless wine, beer and cocktail tastes and live music. The Grand Tasting will be one night only from 6-10pm with a scrumptious epicurean experience for 21 and older presented by Taste of Atlanta. For tickets and additional information, visit Grand Tasting | Taste of Atlanta. Location: The Epicurean Hotel Atlanta, 1117 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

UNCORKED ATLANTA WINE FESTIVAL FALL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/26/22

Pratt Pullman, Saturday, October 22nd 12-4pm

Tickets: Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

Atlanta’s favorite wine festival Uncorked Atlanta is coming to Pratt Pullman District fall of 2022. 🍷

Join us on Saturday, October 22nd for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at the historic core of the Entertainment District of Atlanta at Pullman Yards.

From 12:00pm – 4:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations.

GA Tickets Include:

Souvenir Uncorked Atlanta Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music
Food Available for Purchase

$50, prices will increase.


VIP Package

1 hour early admission (11:00am)
Upgraded Souvenir Glass
45 Minute guided pairing class (12pm, 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm )
Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
DJ and Music


VIP Pricing:
$95 – $120, prices increase as get closer.

HOBNOB HALCYON GOES HOG WILD WITH SECOND ANNIVERSARY PIG ROAST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/25/22

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is celebrating the second anniversary of its Halcyon location with a pig roast and festive party on Sunday, Oct. 2.

For $25 a person, guests can feast on eight ounces of roasted pork and an all-you-can-eat side buffet boasting mac and cheese, collard greens, and more. Tickets also secure two 16-ounce beers before 5 p.m., a take-home HOBNOB glass, two raffle tickets, and swag.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with the buffet and live music starting at 5 p.m., so guests are invited to come early to ensure a seat for the show. HOBNOB staff will give out free swag all night along with chances to win prizes through the raffle. The patio bar will serve beer, Bulleit bourbon specials, and a full bar.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased online for this exciting night.

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST AT RED’S BEER GARDEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/25/22

Beer and Food Specials, Live Polka, Das Boot Beer Chug, and More

 Brews, bratwursts and lederhosen; it’s that time of the year! From Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, Red’s Beer Garden will be filling steins and stomachs in honor of Oktoberfest. Plenty of Märzens will be available in Red’s self-serve coolers along with Oktoberfest Märzens on draft from Ayinger Brewery and Round Trip Brewery Company. In addition to the full menu of hot dogs, sandwiches, and shareables, the three-day celebration will feature a must-try special, Fripper’s Chedderwurst sausages with spicy mustard and pretzel bites with beer cheese. For revelers ready to party, live polka on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Das Boot Beer Chug at 6 p.m. in the expansive, dog-friendly beer garden will be the place to be. Nine contestants brave enough to accept the Das Boot Beer Chug challenge will compete to beat Ed Sumpter, co-owner of Red’s and self-proclaimed boot chugging legend. For ages 21 and up, the $15 entry fee will include a liter boot for contestants to take home and a liter of Round Trip’s Oktoberfest. The first place winner will earn bragging rights and receive a $100 gift card to Round Trip Brewing. To register to compete and for more information, visit redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299. 

A DINNER PARTY WITH GIRLPUPPY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/25/22

Sunday, October 25th 7pm-10:30pm

Talat Market

112 Osmond Street Southeast, Atlanta, GA, 30315

Topo Chico, The Wild Honey Pie, and Talat Market are excited to present an evening of Thai favorites, fusion cocktails and a dazzling performance from Atlanta’s very own girlpuppy. 

Singer-songwriter Becca Harvey dedicated her quarantine era to the production of her debut EP, Swan, and her first album is slated to land in late October. Harvey’s writing is romantic, bubbly and tender with a cutting edge. Preview the wholesome richness of her indie-pop meets easy-listening style over selections from Talat Market’s exhilarating menu. From raw bar treats to chillied papaya salad with kohlrabi and lime, they’re set to deliver spice to match the act. 2 Topo Chico-infused drinks are on us! Topo Chico is sparkling, spring-fed mineral water from the protected mountain region of Cerro Del Topo Chico in Northern Mexico. Since 1895, Topo Chico has bottled and delivered a naturally carbonated, delicious mineral blend to the masses.

HALLOWEEN ROUND-UP 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/25/22

All things Halloween in one handy-dandy list.

Fri., Oct. 14-Sun. Oct. 23 – Ponce City Market Pumpkin Patch

Beginning Friday, October 14, Ponce City Market goers can fall into the spirit of the season with a pumpkin patch featuring festive decor, a variety of pumpkins, candy apples and sweet treats plus a pumpkin painting station and face painting from 11am-4pm on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Additionally, guests will be able to document their fall festivities with a Ponce Pumpkin Photo Wall. The pumpkin patch will be open from noon-8pm on weekdays and 9am-9pm on weekends. 

Tues., Oct. 25, 8-10pm – Hampton + Hudson’s Halloween-Themed Trivia

Every Tuesday at 8pm, the community restaurant and bar welcomes the community to play trivia! During Halloween week, Host Adam Green will be leading Halloween-themed trivia, and the evening’s winner will be able to claim a new H+H trivia belt for the week!

Thurs., Oct. 27, 6-8pm – Halloween Wine & Dessert Tasting at Saint-Germain French Bakery & Café

On Thursday, October 27, Saint-Germain French Bakery & Café’s Buckhead Village location will host a five-course Halloween-themed wine & dessert tasting, featuring a spooky evening of tempting chocolate confections paired alongside wines from across France. Tickets are available for $50 per person and can be purchased here

Fri., Oct. 28, 8pm – A Stranger Halloween at Live! at The Battery

Themed around popular Netflix show Stranger Things, Live! at The Battery’s Halloween bash will bring some of fans’ favorite scenes, locations and themes to life, all alongside food, drinks and good times. Tickets, including one drink ticket, are available here.

Sat., Oct. 29, 8pm-1am – A “MARVELous” Halloween Party & Costume Contest at Hampton + Hudson

The Inman Park community bar and restaurant’s annual Halloween celebration is back! Starting at 8pm, a DJ will be spinning 1970s-2000s mixes, beer and cocktail specials will be flowing, Gardens of the Galaxy movies will be playing, and staff will be dressed in their MARVELous best. Plus, they’ll have a comic arcade room with games for guests to play. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed up for a costume contest at 11pm, with winners receiving gift cards, merch and more. Beforehand, guests can enjoy festive brunch specials from 10am to 2:30pm and catch the UGA v. Florida football game, which usually starts at 3:30pm (time TBA).

Mon., Oct. 31, 6-9pm – Lazy Betty’s Halloween Costume Party

The Candler Park restaurant will be celebrating the spookiest day of the year with a costume party the night of Halloween. The 21+ event will feature passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts, food stations around the restaurant and an open bar with beer, wine and cocktails. Plus, there will be a tarot reader, a DJ on the patio and a costume contest – winner will receive a gift card for dinner for two with wine pairings. Tickets ($300pp) must be purchased in advance via Resy.

Halloween Happenings at Red’s Beer Garden

Hoppy Halloween! Eat, drink and be scary during this spooky season at Red’s Beer Garden. Starting Friday, October 7th, Red’s self-serve coolers will be filled to the brim with bone-chillingly cold pumpkin beers and ciders until sold out. For those looking to trick or treat themselves to a challenge, beginning Tuesday, October 18th, beer lovers can try their luck by guessing the mystery beer on draft with every beer purchase. Guests who guess correctly will receive a free brew at their next visit. Since Red’s is closed on Halloween, the party starts early on Sunday, October 30th. Revelers simply have to show up in a costume to receive a free draft lager Mystery beer winners will also be revealed.  Red’s Beer Garden is located at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For more information, visit www.redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299. 

Barre 3, Brunch, and Boos at TWO Urban Licks

TWO urban licks’ Barre, Brunch, and Boos is back again this Halloween, and it’s going to be spooktacular. On Saturday, October 29, food and fitness fanatics are invited to participate in a 45-minute Barre3 class followed by a cool down with a complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa for ages 21 and up. Starting at 9:45 a.m., experience a full-body workout of strength, cardio, and the mind on the patio overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel. Stick around after barre for 10% off brunch favorites, including Fat Elvis French Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, TWO Breakfast, and more. Tickets are on sale for $15. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barre3-brunch-boos-tickets-423400160277?aff=ebdsoporgprofile to purchase. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. TWO Urban Licks is located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE TERRIFYING RETURN OF NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE THIS SEPTEMBER 23-24

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/21/22

The World-Famous Haunted Attraction’s Opening Weekend Features Two New Horrific Haunts + Expanded Midway Offerings with Even More Blood-Curdling Fun


WHEN:
Opening Weekend: Sept. 23-24
Open Nightly: Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 6-9, 11-16, 18-31, Nov. 4-6
Closing Weekend: Nov.11-12

TIME:
September dates: 7-11 p.m. (7-11:30 p.m. on Sept. 30)
Monday – Thursday in October: 7-10:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday in October: 7 p.m.-12 a.m. (7-11:30 p.m. on Oct.1)
Sundays in October: 7-11 p.m. (7-10:30 p.m. on Oct. 2)
November dates: 7-10:30 p.m.

WHERE:
1313 Netherworld Way, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30087

TICKETS:
Both regular tickets and speed passes for expedited entry are available for purchase. More details can be found below. Attendees are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at www.fearworld.com.                       

The most highly-acclaimed and terrifying haunted house in the nation, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, is set to make its return during its Opening Weekend this Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24 with two nightmarish haunts and plenty of thrilling new additions to its Halloween themed Midway!

This year, thrill seekers will get the scare of their lives at NETHERWORLD’S PARASITIC and THE UNDYING HORROR haunted houses. In THE UNDYING HORROR, visitors will try to escape a massive world-destroying ancient monster and its wraithlike army, and in PARASITIC, guests will confront the mind-controlling spores and carnivorous chlorophyll creatures unleashed by a nefarious plant-based life form filled with the twisted power from last year’s Planet X!

“Both of our haunts this year blend elements of our previous stories into brand new tales, even more intense than the ones that came before them,” said NETHERWORLD Co-Founder Ben Armstrong. “The UNDYING HORROR is a continuation of the COSMIC HORROR saga that began when we first moved to Stone Mountain, and PARASITIC is a story of science gone wrong that features weird plant-based mutations of one of our classic characters, The Harvestman.”

Between the houses, NETHERWORLD has a new option for those who want to join in on the fright called “You Scare.” In this experience, true horror-lovers will get their shot at playing the villain by using a paintball gun, dubbed the “scare blaster,” to shoot paint at an unbreakable see-through barrier, startling those in line for the second haunted house.

In addition to both blood-curling haunts and “You Scare,” NETHERWORLD is launching a laser-based horror survival add-on experience for the first time ever. Titled “Alien Terror,” the experience will put NETHERWORLD adventurers face-to-face with an extraterrestrial monster that has one goal: to turn every player in the game into one of its evil minions with its laser weapon. The official opening date for this experience is to be announced, so stay tuned for more information!

The adventure continues with NETHERWORLD’s updated Midway experience, a Halloween-drenched area that attendees can explore featuring a myriad of creepy photo ops (including a huge new skeletal dragon), roaming creatures aplenty, and a variety of food options including hot dogs, nachos, demented donuts, and gourmet popcorn in flavors like classic butter and hot and spicy. This year NETHERWORLD is also introducing Dr. Octane’s Bizarre Beverages, where the sinister mad scientist Dr. Octane will serve up non-alcoholic bubbling concoctions featuring swirls of colors perfect for a share-worthy video!

“We are incredibly excited for veteran NETHERWORLD fans and first-timers alike to experience everything that we have to offer this year,” said NETHERWORLD Co-Founder Billy Messina. “Our goal has always been to provide visitors with a seasonal Halloween experience that’s beyond compare…and with all the upgrades we’ve made this year, both inside and outside the haunts, we hope that folks will feel that we’ve done exactly that.”

NETHERWORLD Haunted House will be open beginning the weekend of Sept. 23–24, then most dates through Halloween and weekends in November until the closing weekend on Nov. 11–12. Tickets are on sale now. For more details on the haunts and new additions and to buy tickets, visit www.fearworld.com

Continue for more information about this year’s two new haunts… 

THE UNDYING HORROR: Concealed in the chaos of a deadly storm, an ancient monstrosity launches massive tentacles to the surface world corrupting everything they touch! Can a battle-worn group of survivors fight their way past the legions of Wraiths and Netherspawn to defeat this nightmarish creature or will the world fall to The Undying Horror?   

Featuring: Warlike Wraiths, Rampaging Netherspawn, The Weird Lab of Dr. Squid, The Old One Arises, The Emergence of the Undying, The Monster-Infested Netherscape, The Undead Army of the Zombie Queen, The Swirling Mists of Zin, The Massive Tentacles of Ubbo Sathla, The Bone Beasts of Carcosa and Face to Face with the Undying Horror! A massive feast of nightmares invades a shattered planet as NETHERWORLD charges headlong into its 26th Season of Screams swarming with supercharged apocalyptic action!   

PARASITIC: A bizarre Parasitic plant-based life form filled with the twisted power of Planet X and grown on a discarded husk of The Harvestman springs to unnatural life in the top-secret facility known as the BOX! After infecting the staff with mind-controlling spores and unleashing an army of carnivorous plant and fungus-based creatures, it seeks vengeance on its foolish captors before attempting to escape into the world of men!  

Featuring: The Fungal Zombies, The Pit of The Green Slime, The Worm that Gnaws, The Monster that Challenged the World, Swamp Beast Horror, Deadly Nightshade, The Chlorophyll Killers, The Bloody Massacre of the Mutilated, Exo Biological Evil Unleashed, The Primeval Pawns of the Parasite, The Nightmare Run and Get to the Chopper! Will you and your team escape the terror that grows within you, or will you succumb to the unimaginable agony as you become one of the Parasitic legions? 

PROST! CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST AT EVENTIDE BREWING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/21/22

Enjoy German beer, hearty fare, games and live entertainment at Grant Park’s favorite brewery 

Noon – 9pm

Dust off your dirndl or lederhosen, and head to Eventide Brewing for Atlanta’s most popular Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 1! 

Grant Park’s favorite neighborhood brewery will have six varieties of German beer on draft, including its Dammerung pilsner and Citrus Grove hefeweizen. The celebration will also see the return of Eventide’s popular Red Headed Haley, an amber ale.   

In addition to delicious German beer, there will be plenty of authentic, mouthwatering fare, including savory meat pies from Coffyn Pyes and charcoal-grilled hot dogs and German brats from Hot Dog Pete’s.  

The day’s festivities will include a beer stein holding competition, where the champion will win $100 bar cash, as well as a best lederhosen and dirndl contest. Additionally, attendees will enjoy games such as a pretzel toss, balloon bust and more. 

Finally, there will be live music throughout the day as well as a DJ to cap off the festivities. 

Eventide Brewing’s Oktoberfest is a ticketed event with three available options, including a limited number of VIP-level tickets that come with an Eventide beer stein, unlimited draft beer and a commemorative Eventide t-shirt.

To purchase advance tickets, please visit: eventidebrewing.com/merch. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event. 

For more information on Eventide Brewing, please visit: eventidebrewing.com

Cost:

$20 for General Admission: includes two drink tickets and an event koozie.

$60 for Fan Admission: includes five drink tickets, a commemorative Eventide Oktoberfest t-shirt and an event koozie.

$115 for VIP Admission: includes access to a special VIP area, a beer stein and unlimited refills, a VIP bag, commemorative Eventide Oktoberfest t-shirt and event koozie.

SECOND SELF BEER CO TO HOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT BENEFITING ATLANTA FIREFIGHTERS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/20/22

Locals are invited to shop, eat and sip brews to benefit Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters

Saturday, 9/24 at Noon to 5 pm

On Saturday, September 24, West Midtown’s favorite brewery will host a festival to raise funds for Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters (APFF), a non-profit that fights for the city’s firefighters to have proper safety resources, funds for medical care and more.

The festivities, happening from noon to 5 p.m., will feature a pop-up market, food trucks, various Second Self beers, games and more. 

Atlantans can shop from local vendors such as Sweet As a Peach Jams & Pickles, Just Add Honey Tea Company and Amore Organics — and for custom t-shirts by APFF — from noon to 2 p.m. Throughout the event, attendees can mingle with local firefighters and participate in games while savoring delicious eats and sips for a good cause. 

Second Self is releasing a limited-edition version of their fan-favorite “La Fría” with an added fruit element and renaming it La Fuega for the day (meaning “fire” in Spanish) – a nod to their support of APFF. All proceeds from La Fuega will benefit local firefighters. 

A portion of event proceeds will go towards APFF’s health and wellness fund. The charity covers everything from mental health support for PTSD symptoms, recovery for job-related injuries, funeral costs as well as much-needed financial support for families of fallen firefighters.

Fundraisers APFF has previously hosted include their annual St. Patrick’s Day Picnic in conjunction with the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a donation dine-in where they partnered with local businesses like Chick Fil-A, Hudson Grille and others on International Firefighters’ Day.

For more information about the festival, please visit APFF’s Facebook event page.

DECATUR BEER FESTIVAL REEMERGES AS SUDS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/16/22

Saturday, October 15

(Simply Us Doing Our Share)Saturday, October 15 at Legacy ParkA Decatur Backyard Beer Experience70+ Craft Beers, Quality Eats, Rockin’ Live Tunes100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Legacy Park 
The well-known, twenty-plus year-old Decatur Beer Festival has been on hiatus for two years due to the pandemic. But wait no more! This fall, the beer-centric community event will reemerge on Saturday, October 15, as SUDs–Simply Us Doing Our Share–a new, Decatur-based nonprofit organized by the same gentlemen who crafted Decatur Beer Festival–Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, known for Brick Store PubLEON’s Full ServiceGood Word BrewingGiving Kitchen, and now SUDS. All proceeds raised from SUDS 2022 will be donated to those organizations located at Legacy Park, conveniently located on the southeastern side of Decatur, just 1.3 miles from downtown–the new home of SUDs 2022.

Mike Gallagher shared, “We look at 2022 as a reintroduction year for various reasons. First, our family and I used our downtime over the last two years to do some deep critical thinking about how we could bring back our beloved beer festival in a stronger and “better” way than before. Think of SUDS as a reimagined  beer festival with a more strategic focus on the approach–a new way to give back to those who are the backbone of our Decatur home. We have rebranded and found a new spot to call home at Legacy Park so, we are ready to crush the craft beer list and raise the bar regarding nonprofit awareness!”

SUDS tickets were offered pre-sale to long-time guests of the Decatur Beer Festival, and today, they are on sale to the general public.Tickets are $60 until midnight on September 14. After that, ticket prices will increase to $65 on September 15. This 21+ and up event will include a SUDS beer glass, unlimited sips from over 70 craft beer makers, and tunes from Blacktop Rockets, Penelope Road and Bogey, and The Viceroy, who will turn it up on an Amplify sound stage. Tons of sipping and rocking while guests visit various booths to learn about the surrounding organizations that focus on everything from growing organic vegetables, to raising kids with art and music, and how the community can support the houseless population.

Fine food by Terry Koval of The Deer and The Dove, Shay Lavi of Nur Kitchen, and Third Space will be available throughout the day. 
Over 1.6 million dollars from the Decatur Beer Festival’s twenty-year run was previously donated to various nonprofits. SUDS will highlight donating to the more than two-dozen organizations and nonprofits at Legacy Park in 2022.

About SUDs–Simply Us Doing Our Share
A Decatur backyard beer experienceSUDS was created by three crafty gentlemen, Dave Blanchard, Tom Moore, and Mike Gallagher, from Brick Store Pub, who had downtime on their hands during the 2020 pandemic, so they used their time wisely to reinvigorate the uber-successful Decatur Beer Festival, and SUDs was born. 100% of SUDS 2022 ticket proceeds will be donated to help support a variety of the nonprofits located at Legacy Park–the 2022 SUDs location. If proceeds allow, SUDS can additionally support other local nonprofits via an RFP for grants following the festival’s first year. The SUDS team is a locally supportive, community-involved, entire service festival. Join us on Saturday, October 15, 2022 Noon to 4:00 pm.