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THANKSGIVING ROUND-UP 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/13/22

CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING AT ENZO STEAKHOUSE & BAR 

Featuring a Holiday Prix Fixe Menu, Cocktails, Live Music and More 

Thursday, November 24, 2022 From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Atlanta, Georgia (November 8, 2022) – Let ENZO Steakhouse & Bar do the work this Thanksgiving. On Thursday, November 24, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the new dining destination in the Town at Trilith, will host an extravagant holiday feast prepared by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio. Guests are invited to sit back, relax and celebrate the holiday with friends and family while enjoying a special prix fixe menu, signature cocktails, wine and beer, and live music. ENZO’s Thanksgiving prix fixe menu is $105 for adults and $27 for kids 12 and under. Price includes food and beverages. For more information visit or to make a reservation, visit https://enzo-itl.com.  

THANKSGIVING MENU 

Antipasti 

BURRATA + LOBSTER

Smoked Tomatoes, Chives, Salsa Verde, Smoked Caviar, Basil

HONEY GLAZED PORK BELLY

Blood Orange, Radish, Arugula 

BAKED WAGYU MEATBALLS

Tomato Composta, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil, Charred Focaccia

BABY KALE & PEARS

Goat Cheese, Cranberry, Shaved Pear, Shallot Vinaigrette, Hazelnuts 

CRISPY OLIVES

Veal, Black Truffle, Pecorino Romano, Mortadella

GOAT CHEESE

Truffled Honey, Toasted Black Pepper

Primi + Secondi 

LEMON RISOTTO

Bay Scallops, Robiola Cheese, Roasted Artichokes, Lemon Zest, Mint

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH LASAGNA

Nutmeg Beshamel, Sage, Amaretti 

RIGATONI GENOVESE

Braised Short rib, Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes, Pecorino Romano 

OVEN ROASTED SALMON

Mint, Vava Bean Puree, Blood Orange, Pistachio Vinaigrette

SMOKED PRIME RIB 

Charred Asparagus and Broccolini, EVOO Smashed Potatoes, Taggiasca Olive Gremolata, Barolo

TURKEY ROULADE 

Cranberry-Orange Chutney, Rosemary Gravy, Pork Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing

PORK CHOP 

Braised Collard Greens and Rapini, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Gorgonzola Polenta

Dolci

TIRAMISU CLASSICO

Lady Finger sponge, Mascarpone Cheese, Espresso Soak, Brut Cocoa

PECAN PIE 

Vanilla Gelato 

JOHNATHAN‘S PUMPKIN PIE 

Ginger Snap Cookie Crumble, Stone Fruit Composta, Spiced Rum Créme

ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town of Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188.

Celebrate Thanksgiving All Week Long at Dantanna’s Be extra thankful this year with Dantanna’s Thanksgiving offerings. Starting on Monday, November 21st through Friday, November 25th, Dantanna’s Thanksgiving menu is something to gobble about. Holiday diners can enjoy seasonal desserts and cocktails with a traditional turkey leg dinner. Sip on a Smoky Pear Margarita, made with mezcal giving a smoky flavor balanced with peach puree, Triple Sec, agave, and fresh lime; or cozy up with a Salted Caramel White Russian made with vanilla vodka, Kahlua and caramel. After a tasty turkey leg, end the evening on a sweet note with a sweet potato pie, pumpkin cheesecake, or apple empanadas complete with vanilla ice cream. Dantanna’s full drink and food menu will also be available. Dantanna’s will be open on Thanksgiving, November 24th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call 404.760.8873 or visit www.dantannas.com. Dantanna’s is located at 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326

ATLANTA RESTAURANTS SERVE BOUNTIFUL THANKSGIVING MEALS WITH FLAIR

Dine-in and Carry-out Options Mean Less Time in the Kitchen

and More Time with Family and Friends

Atlanta restaurants have curated menus for Thanksgiving for dine-in and carry-out and have even added some pre-Thanksgiving events. Many menus take traditional meals and add a unique twist. Atlanta’s talented chefs are ready to prepare Thanksgiving feasts so home cooks can savor precious time with family and enjoy the holiday outside of the kitchen.

Midtown/Buckhead

Both 5Church Midtown and 5Church Buckhead will be open on Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. serving a bountiful Thanksgiving buffet. Buffet highlights include herb-roasted turkey and prime rib carving stations and an array of fresh salads, side dishes, and desserts including apple cider donuts and chocolate pecan pie bars. The cost is $70 per person and $20 for children. View the full menu for 5Church Midtown here and make reservations via OpenTable. View the full menu for 5Church Buckhead here and make reservations via OpenTable.

5Church Midtown curates the perfect Thanksgiving with its family-style takeout packages: dinner for four is $250, dinner for six is $350 and dinner for eight is $450. Packages include slow-roasted turkey and sorghum and brown sugar-glazed ham; sides such as mac and cheese, pecan-glazed green beans, and cornbread stuffing; and a choice of one dessert from chocolate pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and once the order is placed online, an email will be sent to schedule a pickup time.

Upbeat Midtown restaurants 10th & Piedmont and Gilbert’s (aka G’s) invite guests to a traditional Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Among the featured items are a carving station with herb-crusted baked turkey with gravy, honey-roasted ham with a pineapple demi glaze, and bourbon-glazed salmon. These mains are complemented by an array of hot and cold sides and a dessert station including Caesar salad, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, country cornbread stuffing with gravy, green bean casserole, and chocolate truffle cake. The cost (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity) is $45 per person and $19 for children 5-12 years old. Make reservations online.

Virginia-Highland

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland invites guests to dine in on Big Green Egg smoked turkey breast with caramelized apple and sage stuffing, braised pork shoulder with roasted root vegetables, green bean casserole with crispy onions and roasted mushrooms and more. Call 404-876-7249 for reservations. 

Poncey-Highland

Get the holiday started with Southern Belle. Southern Belle will be hosting a pre-Thanksgiving Travel in a Glass wine class on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class will include tastes and discussions of six wines perfect for pairing with the Thanksgiving meal. Chef Joey Ward and his team will provide small bites that pair with the wines. Tickets are $82 per person including service and can be purchased online.

Decatur

Revival is selling Thanksgiving sides starting Nov. 7 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 4-7:30 p.m. Among the featured sides are collard greens, cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, honey-molasses carrots, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. The full list of sides can be viewed and orders may be placed on Revival’s website under the Online Ordering tab beginning Nov. 7.

Southside

Wood’s Chapel BBQ on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill is serving Thanksgiving to-go. The a la carte menu includes a whole smoked turkey with gravy for $95 and a smoked turkey breast for $65. Wood’s Chapel also is offering a dinner for four ($215) and a dinner for eight ($395) with all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home. Additional sides and desserts also are available for purchase. View the full menu and place orders online by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 between 12-5 p.m.

Alpharetta/Milton

Cattle Shed is hitting all the marks with its four-course traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Alpharetta eatery will be open from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. offering a four-course meal for $95 a person (plus tax and gratuity) and a kids’ plate for $19.95 (plus tax and gratuity). Menu highlights include an amuse-bouche of prosciutto deviled eggs, beet and pear salad with dates, eight-ounce filet mignon, and halibut almondine with almonds and brown butter. Each meal comes with a large side such as sweet potato mash with brûlée marshmallows, baked three-cheese mac and cheese, or asparagus with hollandaise. The dessert options include caramel cake, pumpkin crème brûlée, and sweet potato cheesecake. The kids’ menu features smoked turkey breast, house-made gravy, classic mac and cheese, and peanut butter cake. Optional wine pairings are available for $35 per person. View the full menu and make reservations online

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu from executive chef Derek Dollar from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Menu highlights include butternut squash bisque with maple crème fraîche and pumpkin seed granola; applewood smoked turkey with sage-corn spoonbread, green bean casserole, blood orange-cranberry relish, and Madeira turkey gravy; shrimp and grits with red and yellow bell peppers, smoked bacon, mushroom scallions, tomatoes, lemon butter sauce, and cheddar stone-ground grits; and dark chocolate pie with salted caramel. The cost is $65 per person and $32.50 for children. View the full menu and make reservations online. Milton’s also is offering turkeys and meals to-go. The to-go meal option for $120 (early-bird pricing of $100 if ordered by Oct. 31) includes a 12- to 14-pound apple-brined and smoked turkey and one quart of sage-corn spoonbread and Madeira gravy. For those wanting a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings, Milton’s Thanksgiving feast boasts a 12- to 14-pound apple-brined and smoked turkey with one quart of a variety of sides for $195 (early-bird pricing of $100 if ordered by Oct. 31). The turkey comfortably feeds six to eight guests with sides feeding two to four. A sides pack of five savory sides also is available for $100 (early-bird pricing of $80 if ordered by Oct. 31). Quantities are limited; orders may be placed online by Friday, Nov. 18 for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Multiple Locations

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is sticking to tradition with its three-course Thanksgiving dinner served from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The dinner is $45 per person and a kids plate for children 12 and under is $17.95 (does not include tax and gratuity). Reservations can be made at each HOBNOB location—Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Halcyon, and Atlantic Station—at hobnobatlanta.com.

Open Thurs., Nov. 24, 6pm-Midnight – Hampton + Hudson’s Thanksgiving Day Offering

The Inman Park community bar and restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 6pm and offer guests a $25 Thanksgiving plate featuring crowd favorites for the holiday alongside the day’s football games, drink specials and a limited food menu of burgers, mac & cheese, wings and fries. The Thanksgiving Plate will feature Oven-roasted Turkey Breast, Buttery Whipped Potatoes with turkey giblet gravy, Apple & Andouille Cornbread Stuffing, Traditional Southern Green Bean Casserole with crispy onions, Housemade Spiced Cranberry Sauces and Pumpkin Pie with powdered sugar.

Open Thurs., Nov. 24, 1-8pm – Le Bilboquet’s Thanksgiving Day Offering at Buckhead Village

Le Bilboquet will be open from 1-8pm on Thanksgiving Day and serve a three-course prix-fixe menu to enjoy at the restaurant. Menu highlights include Beau Soleil Oysters and Roasted Butternut Squash & Maple Syrup Soup for starters, Cajun Chicken with french fries, mixed green salad & Beurre Blanc and Traditional Roasted Turkey with homemade stuffing, dauphine potatoes, honey bacon, brussel sprouts, pommery mustard butternut squash puree, sautéed green beans, cranberry sauce & gravy on the entree side and Brown Sugar Walnut Tart with caramel ice cream for dessert. The menu is available for $125 per adult; a kid’s menu is $55 per child. See here for the full menu and here to make a reservation.

Now Accepting Pre-Orders – Thanksgiving Pie Sale at South Main Kitchen

To celebrate the holiday season, South Main Kitchen is hosting a special Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Baked in-house by pastry chef Elise Harshbarger, all pies are $32 (buy 2 pies for $60 or 3 pies for $84!) and now available for pre-order by calling the restaurant at 678-691-4622 or emailing andrew@mavenrestaurantgroup.com. Pick-up will be on Wed., Nov 23.

  • Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie
  • Steens Bourbon Pecan Pie
  • Ginger Pumpkin Chai Cheesecake

Thanksgiving Orders from Fresh Harvest Thanksgiving orders can be placed with Fresh Harvest online for holiday birds, locally-grown produce, sides, pies and other pastries & more! Special Thanksgiving offerings include:

  • Whole Turkeys from Four Bellies Farm & Turkey Breast from Pine Street Market (turkeys available to order beginning next Tues, Nov 8 at 2pm through Friday, Nov 11 at 2pm — or until sold out!)
  • Holiday Ham from Pine Street Market
  • Pies from Crave Pie — Thanksgiving Cranberry Orange Crumb Pie & Thanksgiving Maple Pecan Pie
  • Classic and vegan-friendly ready to eat sides from Stop Think Chew and Artichoke Dinner Club
  • Biscuits & Rolls
  • (And of course lots of options for any fresh veggies you want to cook up yourself!)

Aside from the whole turkeys, everything will be delivered the week of Thanksgiving on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Lazy Betty’s Thanksgiving Dinners To-Go This Thanksgiving, customers can let Lazy Betty do the heavy lifting as they prepare gourmet Thanksgiving meals that feed up to four people (with leftovers!). The meals can be ordered here and picked up on Wednesday, November 23 between 2-6pm. The menu includes:

  • Crown roasted turkey breast (12-16lb)
  • Stuffed turkey leg roulade (2 each)
  • Pomme puree (1 qt)
  • Green bean casserole (2 qts)
  • Sweet potato casserole (2 qts)
  • Cranberry relish (1 pint)
  • Gravy (1 qt)
  • Housemade brioche rolls (1 per guest)
  • Dressing (2 qt)
  • Pumpkin cheesecake

Humble Pie’s Thanksgiving Pie Sale – As opening nears, Humble Pie will be hosting a Thanksgiving Pie Sale! Pre-orders are now being accepted here through midnight on Sunday, November 20, and pickup will be on Wednesday, November 23 between noon and 6pm at sister restaurant Juniper Cafe (2260 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). Here is the selection:

  • Pumpkin Pie – Brown Butter Crust, Pumpkin Filling, Roasted White Chocolate Whip $35
  • Almond Cranberry Clafoutis Pie – Orange Chantilly with a Rosemary Accent $40
  • Bourbon Pecan Pie – Brown Sugar Pate Sucree, Maple Chantilly $40

Hampton + Hudson Thanksgiving Meals To-GoHampton + Hudson is offering their annual Thanksgiving meals to go, featuring the below lineup. Items will be packaged individually with reheating instructions, and a la carte orders can be placed here beginning Tuesday, November 1 through 4pm on Sunday, November 20. Pick-up will be on Wednesday, November 23.

  • Sliced, Oven-roasted Turkey Breast
  • Buttery Whipped Potatoes with turkey giblet gravy
  • Apple & Andouille Cornbread Stuffing
  • Traditional Southern Green Bean Casserole with crispy onions
  • Housemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie with powdered sugar

Juniper Cafe’s Thanksgiving To-Go Meals – Those interested in a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal can indulge in Juniper Cafe’s Southern meets Asian meal, featuring a 10-piece bucket of Spicy Fried Chicken, Cabbage Jicama Slaw, Sweet + Tangy Collards, Southern-style Potato Salad, Coconut Grits, housemade biscuits and Juniper Cafe Cookies. The meals serve four people and cost $75. Pickup will be on Wednesday, November 23 between 2pm and 6pm, and there will be a 15-minute wait upon arrival. Pre-orders are now being accepted here.

WILDWOODS: AGLOW AT FERNBANK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/8/22

Fernbank Announces Grand Opening Date and Opens Ticket Sales for “WildWoods: AGLOW”

Open Select Evenings from Nov. 17, 2022-March 5, 2023, the All-Ages Experience Artfully Combines Projection, Illumination and Sound to Reveal Nature’s Magical Stories.


As announced in conjunction with Fernbank Museum’s 30th anniversary last month, “WildWoods: AGLOW” will officially open on Nov. 17, 2022, continuing on select evenings through March 5, 2023. Tickets are now available for purchase at
FernbankMuseum.org/AGLOW.

This all-new, limited-run nighttime experience offers a different experience within WildWoods, a 10-acre natural habitat behind the museum. Highlighting the complex, connected and sometimes-hidden stories that flourish in the surrounding forest, this innovative experience brings together the vast, natural environment with the latest innovations in immersive design and technology. Transformative illuminations, large-scale projections and original music
compositions beckon guests into a nighttime wonderland of biodiversity.


Inspired by native flora and fauna – and unlike anything else in Atlanta – this multi-sensory experience reveals the wonder of nature through a range of glowing, interactive and panoramic scenes across five distinct zones. 


“We are always exploring exciting ways to engage audiences with science and nature while tickling the imagination through innovative and fun programming,” said Fernbank President and CEO, Jennifer Grant Warner. “WildWoods: AGLOW is an exciting experience that will reveal nature’s magnificent wonders through beautiful, artistic and intentional uses of projection that enhance our understanding of the ecosystem that connects us all.”


As guests enter the experience, they first discover oversized seeds glowing with interactive light, signaling the origin of forest growth and inspiring a deeper connection with nature. Throughout the experience, guests will encounter nocturnal animals, forest projections, and interactive lighting integrated with the surrounding plants and forested environment. Another zone features larger-than-life incandescent mushrooms that can respond to guest movement with a musical symphony of illuminated communication. Developed in partnership with Thinkwell, a leading design and production agency creating immersive, content-driven experiences for brands and companies around the world, “WildWoods: AGLOW” is the third endeavor between the two organizations, following the opening of the award-winning children’s exhibit NatureQuest in 2011 and the creation of a series of outdoor exhibits in WildWoods, which expanded Fernbank’s experiences into the outdoors in 2016. Thinkwell has also previously designed and opened outdoor, nighttime experiences, including Omega a la Nuit and Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience.


“We are thrilled to be partnering with Fernbank once again, this time with creative and technical development driven by our teams in Montréal. The focus on innovation, along with strategic partnership and shared creative vision has allowed this project to flourish,” said Joe Zenas, Thinkwell’s CEO. “Wildwoods: AGLOW highlights the best of nature, immersion and
engagement in a unique and beautiful way, and we’re so excited to bring it to the public in the coming weeks.”


“WildWoods: AGLOW” is a limited-run nighttime experience for visitors of all ages and abilities, offered on select evenings Nov. 17, 2022 – March 5, 2023. Attendance will be available only to guests ages 21 and older on evening that coincide with Fernbank After Dark: Dec. 9, 2022; Jan. 13, 2023, Feb. 10, 2023. Availability, times and prices vary by date with special discounts for Fernbank Members. Tickets range from $20.95-$39.95 and are available at FernbankMuseum.org/AGLOW.

LIVE! AT THE BATTERY ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY POP-UP TINSEL TAVERN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/8/22

Festive, Whimsical Bar will Feature an Explosion of Tinsel & Twinkling Lights, Holiday Cocktails & Small Bites, Photo Moments, Themed Nights & Family Day on Sundays

Plus, Entertainment Destination to Host a New Year’s Eve Vegas-Style Celebration

Live! at The Battery – the entertainment destination located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta – announces it will be home to holiday pop-up bar Tinsel Tavern throughout the merriest time of year! Featuring an explosion of tinsel and twinkling lights, holiday-inspired cocktails and small bites, and photo moments, the whimsical experience will be open daily Thursday, December 1 through Saturday, December 24 from 4pm until close.

Throughout the season, Tinsel Tavern will host festive themed nights – think Dancing Elves Silent Disco and an Ugly Sweater Party – and Family Day every Sunday from 4-7pm, where kids can visit Santa, enjoy coloring stations and more. Guests will be able to make reservations beginning early November or can walk in for drinks and socializing. To join the priority waitlist for Tinsel Tavern reservations, guests can sign up here, and those interested in hosting a private event at Tinsel Tavern can email events@liveatthebatteryatlanta.com.To ring in 2023, the entertainment hub will celebrate Vegas-style with a New Year’s Live! celebration. The party will feature casino games, festive decor and entertainers, live music, photo moments and a midnight champagne toast as attendees watch the Times Square ball drop on the 32-foot LED TV screen. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available here, including the option for VIP tickets, which grant attendees access to private bars and food stations.

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, like Divas Drag Brunch on Saturday, October 22, A Stranger Halloween party on Friday, October 28 and game watch parties throughout football season. 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.

FALL FOR NOVEMBER EVENTS AT THE WORKS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/8/22

Event lineup features holiday workshops, live music and more

Fall has arrived, the holiday season is just around the corner and The Works is your pace to celebrate. With the opening of the long-awaited entertainment venue, Your 3rd Spot, holiday-themed workshops and live music every weekend, there is always something for everyone in the family to enjoy at the Upper Westside’s largest mixed-use gathering destination.

The full November events lineup is outlined below:

Happy Campers: Kids Play Wednesdays

Wednesday, November 2 from 10 a.m. – noon

Join us for the Kids Play Wednesdays series this month! Bring the little ones to The Works the first Wednesday of every month for crafts, activities and a variety of featured guests that will engage the kids in a fun and educational way. A parent or guardian must stay with each child during the program. This is best suited for ages 4-9, but everyone is welcome! After the program, enjoy a delicious lunch from Chattahoochee Food Works or Fox Bros BBQ. Each session will be held at the Spur Stage and is weather dependent. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/happy-campers-kids-play-wednesdays-nov-2/

Your 3rd Spot Open House

Wednesday, November 2 at 5:33 p.m

The wait is finally over! Your 3rd Spot is opening! Join the Your 3rd Spot team for their open house and say hello to Atlanta’s newest entertainment venue. Enjoy tunes spun by a talented DJ, free swag and giveaways all night, plus complimentary food and games. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a VIP gift. This event is first come first served and space is limited. For more information or RSVP, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/your-3rd-spot-open-house/

American Axes: Trivi-Axe

Thursday, November 3, 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.

Only the smartest axe will win at Trivi-Axe! Bring your friends, your sharpest wit and your axe-cellent throwing skills for a night of trivia and axe throwing. Fuel up with a delicious bite to eat at Chattahoochee Food Works before putting your skills to the test during the one-hour round of trivia and axe throwing. There is a six-person limit per team. For more information or to register your team, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/american-axes-trivi-axe

FALLback Fridays

Friday, November 4, 11 and 18 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Start your weekend with live music at The Camp at The Works! Grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, a delicious cocktail or a sweet bite to eat from Chattahoochee Food Works and enjoy a mix of old and new tunes to wind down from the week. This event is open to the public and all ages. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/fallback-fridays-nov.

Friday, November 4 featuring Back Porch Reelers

Friday, November 11 featuring Blake Bryant

Friday, November 18 featuring DJ Steve

Ballard Designs: Suzanne Kasler Book Signing

Friday, November 4 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Join Ballard Designs as they host a book signing reception for designer Suzanne Kasler, in honor of her newest coffee table book, “Edited Style.” Kasler has had a long relationship with the popular home furniture and decor retailer as a signature designer and will take part in a design Q&A session with Ballard Designs’ President Karen Mooney at the event. All are invited to enjoy the discussions, have a light refreshment and buy or bring a copy of the new book for a personal autograph opportunity with Kasler. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/ballard-designs-suzanne-kasler-book-signing/

Sounds of Fall Saturdays

Saturday, November 5 and 19 from 2 – 5 p.m.

Grab your crew and head over to The Works for live music on Saturdays at The Camp! Enjoy an eclectic mix of bluegrass, banjo, jazz, soul, R&B and country. Grab a refreshing beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, a cocktail or a tasty bite to indulge in from Chattahoochee Food Works. This event is open to the public and all ages. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/sounds-of-fall-saturdays-nov

Saturday, November 5 featuring Sidewalkers

Saturday, November 19 featuring Better Than Silence

Starry Nights on The Spur

Thursday, November 10 and 17 at 6 p.m.

Spread some holiday cheer at Starry Nights on The Spur! Enjoy a vibrant lineup of holiday musical selections, festive activities for the entire family and hot beverages provided by La Dolce Vita Mobile Bar. Stroll down The Spur to the Holiday Lounge, located at Suite 200A for a surprise special holiday-themed activity. This event is open to the public and all ages. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/starry-nights-nov

Thursday, November 10 featuring Jon Cole Duo

Thursday, November 17 featuring Atlanta Steel Pan

Adelina Social Goods: Coaster Making Workshop

Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Join Adelina Social Goods for an evening of crafting with cocktails as guests are guided through on how to make a custom set of tile coasters! Using their selection of designer and handmade papers, participants will choose patterns and colors to turn into a set of four one-of-a-kind ceramic coasters. These make for the perfect holiday gift or take home to enjoy! For more information or to register, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/adelina-social-goods-coaster-making-workshop/

UPPAbaby Car Seat Roadshow

Friday, November 11 from 11 a.m. – noon

Stop by Happy Mango for a fun and educational experience with UPPAbaby! Their team of Certified Child Passenger Safety technicians will educate and demo UPPAbaby’s full lineup of car seats, including their newest line. This event is free, but it is required to register in advance. For more information or to register, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/happy-mango-uppababy-car-seat-roadshow/

Festive Fridays

Friday, November 25 from 4 – 7 p.m.

Grab your family and friends and head over to the first Festive Friday of the season at The Camp! Featuring local band, Christmas Back Home, enjoy a medley of Christmas hits with a delightful modern twist along with some original songs that become new Christmas favorites. Grab a beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or treat yourself to a delicious cocktail inside Chattahoochee Food Works. This event is open to the public and all ages. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/festive-fridays-11-25-2022/

Adelina Social Goods: Holiday Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, November 30 at 7 p.m.

Get your holiday decor ready with help from Adelina Social Goods at their Holiday Wreath Workshop! Enjoy an evening of cocktails and crafting as experts from Lineage Florals guides through the process of making an incredible holiday wreath to take home. Guests will learn insider tips and tricks and will have one-on-one instruction in an intimate setting while snacking on wine and cheeses. For more information or to register, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/adelina-holiday-wreath-workshop/

GEORGIA FESTIVAL OF TREES 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/7/22

GEORGIA FESTIVAL OF TREES PRESENTED BY ATLANTA GAS LIGHT KICKS OFF
CHRISTMAS IN ATLANTA WITH PREMIER HOLIDAY EVENT


Atlanta Nonprofit Hosts Eight-Day Festival At Georgia World Congress Center With Forest Of
Holiday Trees For Auction, Live Entertainment And More


Georgia Festival of Trees presented by Atlanta Gas Light will kick off the holiday season with an eight-day festival Saturday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Georgia World Congress Center that features a dazzling display of Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces and nativities for auction, live music and entertainment, a gingerbread contest, Christmas brick challenge, kids’ activities and games, boutique gift shops, food carts and more.


As one of the first holiday events of the season in Atlanta, proceeds from the event and holiday tree sales will benefit Wellspring Living, a local nonprofit organization that supports and serves survivors of human trafficking in metro Atlanta. The festival remains true to its aim to strengthen the community through charitable engagement and holiday spirit. Georgia Festival of Trees

President and CEO Angie Ulibarri says she is thrilled for the exciting new additions to this year’s festival. “It’s an honor to officially kick off the Christmas season in Atlanta through the Georgia Festival of Trees,” said Ulibarri. “We want this event to unify the community, spread joy and light, and continue to be a memorable experience for families in Atlanta, which is why we’ve added a few new experiences this year. The Christmas brick challenge and gingerbread contest are just two more ways families can connect with each other at the Georgia Festival of Trees while celebrating the season and giving back to those in need.”


Each tree, wreath, centerpiece and nativity at the festival is designed, decorated and donated by individuals and organizations in metro Atlanta, providing a variety of options for those looking to take home holiday decor. Small trees five feet or less can be picked up at the festival on Nov. 27 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Nov. 28 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Large trees six feet or higher will be delivered and set up at the buyer’s home or office on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29.

This year’s Georgia Festival of Trees presenting sponsor is Atlanta Gas Light who provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable natural gas delivery service to approximately 1.7 million customers in Georgia. “Atlanta Gas Light is proud to partner with Georgia Festival of Trees to support the critical mission of Wellspring Living for the second consecutive year,” said Atlanta Gas Light President and CEO Pedro Cherry. “Because of the nature of our business, our employees are in a unique position to help identify suspected human trafficking and assist authorities. This event allows us to help spread holiday cheer while fueling change in the communities we serve.”


Wellspring Living provides specialized recovery services for domestic sex trafficking survivors and those at risk through residential and community-based programs. These programs provide therapeutic services, life training skills, professional development and other resources to provide a path to a successful life. “There is no cookie cutter example of trafficking or exploitation since each individual we serve has their own story and a unique set of needs,” said Mary Frances Bowley, executive director of Wellspring Living. “It’s our focus to meet survivors where they are and create a safe place for
them to heal and thrive.”

Georgia Festival of Trees is sponsored by Atlanta Gas Light, Elavon, Amerimed, Well Care, Ambetter Health, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, doTERRA and many more. Tickets to the Georgia Festival of Trees start at $12.95 for children ages 4-12 and $17.95 for adults. The Georgia

World Congress Center is located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. Northwest, Atlanta, Ga. 30313.

For a schedule of events, to purchase tickets, sign up to volunteer or learn more about the Georgia Festival of Trees visit gafestivaloftrees.org.

ATLANTA’S ESTEEMED ATLAS RESTAURANT OFFERS EXCLUSIVE DINING EVENTS THIS NOVEMBER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/22

The Award-Winning Restaurant Welcomes Michelin Star Guest Chef Nicolai Tram
to Collaborate With Executive Chef Freddy Money Throughout the Month

 
Known for its elevated dining experiences, Atlas, located at the St. Regis in Atlanta, continues to lead the way in Atlanta’s culinary scene. This November, it plans to continue its Four Hands Collaborative Dinner Series, along with introducing a brand new dining series, Atlas Away. Both events will feature Atlas’s Executive Chef Freddy Money and Michelin Star Guest Chef Nicolai Tram from Knystaforsen in Sweden.
 
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to work alongside Chef Tram,” said Chef Money. “Working together, collaborating on food and shared experiences, will no doubt produce a dining experience unlike any other, and I’m excited for the opportunity to share that with guests.”
 
The Four Hands Dinner, hosted at Atlas, will be held Nov. 16-18, from 5-10 p.m. At $250/person, guests can expect three nights of unforgettable cuisine with a menu offering a taste of the forests of Sweden and each course highlighting the freshest ingredients from the natural surroundings. For more information and to reserve your spot, head here.
 
On Nov. 19, guests have the chance to attend the first official Atlas Away. A new venture, this exciting event is meant to recreate the Atlas experience in unexpected locations both near and far. The first Atlas Away will be held in the woods at Chattahoochee Hills, with well-known Atlantan Dominique Love, enjoying the wooded backdrop of CERES, a soon-to-launch culinary community. Cooked over an open fire, paying homage to the concept behind Chef Tram’s restaurant in Sweden, the dinner is $460/person (including tax + gratuity) and takes place from 3-7 p.m., featuring local ingredients and holistically sourced products to showcase the Nordic cuisine. Guests will be seated at outside tables surrounding the chefs, offering a dining experience like no other. There will be an option to purchase a tent accommodating up to 10 guests for $5,000 per tent. For more information and to reserve your spot, head here.
 
These two dining experiences are meant to inspire the culinary scene in Atlanta and beyond, much like Atlas. 

EXPERIENCE CHERISHED COMMUITY EVENTS AT ATLANTIC STATION IN NOVEMBER

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/6/22

The intown destination event lineup features Cirque du Soleil, Skate the Station and more 

Remember means colder weather and the arrival of the holiday season, and Atlantic Station has a flurry of events to keep you busy this month. The spectacular, jaw-dropping acrobatic tricks of Cirque du Soleil continue in November under the big top in the Pinnacle Lot. Community favorite holiday events, Skate the Station, Light the Station and Celebration at the Station are back again this year and even bigger than before. Make a difference this month by participating in the National Psoriasis Foundation Walk. Head over to Overtime Elite Arena to watch intensified basketball games amongst the nation’s top amateur players. Check out the In The Cxmmunity event and learn how to help local metro Atlanta students get access to the technology they need. Shop local every weekend at Maker’s Market featuring Atlanta’s most talented creators. November is a special time of year at Atlantic Station to make new memories and traditions with friends and family.

The full November events lineup is outlined below: 

National Psoriasis Foundation Walk

Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. – noon

The superb fall weather makes for a perfect day to join the community at the National Psoriasis Foundation Walk to support critical research initiatives. Participating in the family-friendly event helps to raise vital research funds and awareness that has a direct impact on tomorrow’s treatment options. Participants who raise $50 or more will receive an exclusive Team NPF Walk T-shirt. For more information or to register, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/national-psoriasis-foundation-walk/

In The Cxmmunity – Metro Atlanta Student Activation

Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Cxmmunity strives to create an Atlanta where every student has access to basic technology, school supplies and equitable opportunities to explore their passions within the STEAM fields. The Cxmmunity event provides the opportunity for partners of STEAM-focused companies and organizations to come together and bridge the diversity gap for underserved communities in metro Atlanta. This event is for parents, students, teachers, school faculty/staff, corporate partners and non-profits. The first half of the event is for sixth grade through 12th grade students, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the second half of the event is for collegiate students, from 3 – 7 p.m. For more information or to select a time slot, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/in-the-cxmmunity/

Skate the Station

Friday, Nov. 18 through Jan. 16

Get into the holiday spirit at Atlanta’s largest ice-skating rink at Atlantic Station! Skate the Station returns on Nov. 18. Skate rentals are included with each ticket purchase and timed ticketing and other safety protocols will be enforced. Make it a night out on the town by enjoying a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants at Atlantic Station or check off your holiday shopping list at any of the retail shops before skating on the rink. For more information, to purchase tickets or view hours of operation, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/skate-the-station/.

Tiny Doors ATL Book Launch Party & Holiday Shop

Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 – 9 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what’s behind the Tiny Doors? Be the first to unlock the magic at the debut of the Tiny Doors ATL children’s book! Stop in and meet author and Tiny Doors artist Karen Anderson Singer, purchase your own copy for an autograph from Singer and shop exclusive merchandise. The popular Tiny Holiday Shop will also be open with ornaments, jewelry, and more! Pro tip: arrive early for tiny ornaments, they go quickly! For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/tiny-doors-atl-open-studio-2-2022-11-19/

Light the Station

Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 – 9 p.m.

Spend the day at Atlantic Station spreading holiday cheer at Atlantic Station’s annual event, Light the Station! To kick off the holiday season, watch the 50-foot Christmas tree twinkle as it lights up and enjoy live music, holiday crafts for the little ones, a book reading by Tiny Doors founder Karen Anderson Singer, special performances and more. At 7 p.m., get your groove on at the Holiday Disco Parade as it leads to the electrifying tree lighting on Atlantic Green! This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/light-the-station-2/.

Celebration at the Station

Saturday, Nov. 19 through Jan. 3 from 5 – 9 p.m.

Start a new holiday tradition with friends and family and gather around the dazzling tree on Atlantic Green to experience a cheerful celebration that occurs every hour from 5 – 9 p.m.! Feel the magic of the season with a light and snow show that is set to a heart-warming holiday video. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/celebration-at-the-station/

Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

Through Saturday, December 24

The wait is over as the amazing acrobats of Cirque du Soleil make their grand return to Atlantic Station! Experience the fantastical, impossible, colossal, unimaginable world of Cirque du Soleil by stepping into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed and the world is literally turned upside down. Cirque du Soleil offers regular and group tickets, accessible seating and more. Show times vary. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/cirque-du-soleil-kurios-cabinet-of-curiosities/.

Overtime Elite Games

Throughout November

Dribble on down to the Overtime Elite arena to watch some of the nation’s best basketball players battle in rigorous matchups! Throughout the season there are exciting activities planned, including special performances, celebrity guests, surprise giveaways and more! For the full schedule or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.overtimeelite.com/.

Maker’s Market

Friday, Nov. 11 from 4 – 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 7 p.m.

Maker’s Market continues in November featuring Atlanta’s most talented creators at the beloved artisan market. Each weekend, guests can shop from an array of local vendors with items for sale, such as art, home decor, jewelry, candles and more. There will be tasty treats, skilled artists and plenty of fun for everyone to experience. This month, Makers Market will be open for two Fridays, including Black Friday, for guests to get a head start on their holiday shopping. Treat yourself to something new or check off your holiday shopping list! Maker’s Market is pending favorable weather conditions and vendors will vary from weekend to weekend. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/makers-market-2/2022

LATIN RESTAURANT WEEK ATLANTA 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/22

Friday, 11/4 to Friday, 11/18

Tickets and info here.

Latin Restaurant Weeks (LRW) celebrates its inaugural year to drive awareness to Atlanta’s Latin chefs, restaurant
owners, caterers, and bartenders while spotlighting the diversity of Latin flavors offered throughout the city. In partnership
with Grubhub and Feed the Soul Foundation, local restaurants will feature special dishes and menus showcasing a wide
range of Latin American/Hispanic businesses.


The “Tour de Sabor” campaign – tour of the flavors – encourages residents to expand their palate during the two-week
event beginning on Friday, November 4 through Friday, November 18. LRW will bring prominence to the variety of Latin
regions represented in the greater Atlanta area. Participants will highlight menu selections that represent their fare’s
authenticity and culture. While each style of cooking implements unique methods with region-specific produce and spices,
all Latin/Hispanic foods present bold flavors and evokes feelings of nostalgia.


Latin Restaurant Weeks encourages participants to create an experience outside of their traditional offerings – reintroduce
discontinued features, prix fixe menus and/or developing meal-beverage pairings – to pique the public’s interest. This
method may assist business owners and chefs with establishing new dining opportunities in an overall effort to expand
their customer base. This year’s participants feature an authentic taste of Venezuelan gastronomy at Arepita Cafe or
Mango Latino Grill, savory dishes from the Dominican Republic at Mamajuana Restaurant & Lounge, or robust
Mexican fare at El Taco Veloz.


Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing regions for Latinx growth with over 49% of all foreign-born residents in the city
identifying as Hispanic and/or Latinx – and expected to be home to over 820,000 Latines by 2040. The amount of growth
within the Latinx community is due to the ever-growing business scene in the Atlanta metropolitan area. LRW partners
with Hispanic entrepreneurs and professionals of the culinary industry to elevate them through the platform created for
aspiring and existing Latinx hospitality professionals. Co-founded by Karinn Andréa Chavarria, the campaign originated
in Houston in 2019 and was designed to highlight the contributions of Latinos in the culinary industry as an integral part of
the local community.


“As we close our National Hispanic Heritage Month, it’s crucial to highlight and support Latinx businesses outside of a
30-day awareness period,” explains Chavarria. “We witnessed significant successful markers for our participants in
Houston, Chicago and Miami. As a resident of Atlanta, we are especially excited to add the city to our campaign by
contributing to the growth of the city’s cultural and social influences. Our platform showcases varying Latin countries in
addition to the distinct regions within those territories while highlighting the complexities of their cuisine. LRW’s ‘Tour de
Sabor’ provides a path for Atlantans to discover a hidden gem or visit their favorite restaurant, coffee shop, food truck,
bakery, and caterer.”


LRW gives participants a voice and increased visibility. Since its first year, a majority of LRW participating restaurants
reported seeing up to a 20% increase in foot traffic as well as an increase in social media engagement, along with
awareness among new customers during and following the campaign.

ENZO STEAKHOUSE AND BAR PRESENTS A GRAND OPENING GALA 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/26/22

Festive and Philanthropic Celebration Featuring a Ribbon Cutting, Cocktails, Chef-Driven Cuisine, Live Music and More

Monday, November 7, 2022 From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Opening its doors in late September, ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is ready to officially celebrate its arrival with a festive and philanthropic celebration. On Monday, November 7, 2022, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., revelers are invited to ENZO’s Grand Opening Gala, an exciting evening that kicks off with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony with Fayetteville Mayor Edward Johnson and Dan T. Cathy, Chief Visionary of Trilith. Guests are then invited to walk the red carpet and enter an elegant and spirited atmosphere featuring live music from the UpScale Band, signature cocktails including the Palmariva, Donna Rosa, and Luna di Miele, and an array of Executive Chef Montobbio’s chef-driven cuisine. The evening’s proceeds benefit Two Sparrows Village, a nonprofit organization serving special needs families in South Metro Atlanta. Tickets are on sale for $95 per person at https://enzo-itl.com/experience/grand-gala-opening and include food and beverages. 

Open for dinner, weekend brunch, and lunch (beginning November 9), ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is a new chef-driven dining concept by chef Andrea Montobbio and fashion industry veteran Carmine Noce. Combining Northern Italy-inspired cuisine with the comforts of a modern steakhouse and vibrant bar, diners will revel in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere while exploring Montobbio’s menus of signature and seasonal offerings boasting bold flavors, hand-made pastas and sauces, choice cuts of steaks, chops, fresh seafood, plant-based dishes and more. An impressive wine, cocktail, and beer program, impeccable design, and rotating works from local artists are among the thoughtful details that round out each experience at ENZO. The 180-seat restaurant also features a stunning private dining room, group dining table, and alfresco dining on the expansive, dog-friendly patio. ENZO is located in the Town of Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information or to make a reservation, visit enzo-itl.com or call (770) 756-9188.

ATLANTA BOURBON FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/22

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts

Atlanta Bourbon Festival
November 19, 2022, 2pm-5pm, VIP 1pm
Guardian Works

Enjoy 50+ bourbon and whiskey options, cocktails, wine & beer, and live music.

General Admission Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir tasting glass and all of your drinks; food will cost extra. $55 advance, $60 after Nov. 10, $70 day of event. First 250 just $45.

VIP tickets will include early entry at 1pm, 15+ VIP only bourbons, souvenir tasting glass, and all of your drinks; finger food will be included until 3pm. $99 advance, $109 after Nov. 10, not available day of. First 100 just $85.

Tickets here.