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FIVE WAYS WORLD OF COCA-COLA IS LIGHTING UP DOWNTOWN ATLANTA THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/29/22

The holidays are officially upon us, and today, World of Coca-Cola is kicking off the season by announcing the launch of its annual holiday celebration. Now through early 2023, the Atlanta attraction invites friends and families to experience holiday magic and make memories to last a lifetime with larger-than-life decorations, festive family photo opportunities, seasonal beverages and more. In addition, the iconic Coca-Cola Caravan will visit World of Coca-Cola on Dec. 10 to spread holiday joy over shared experiences and moments of magic.

“Each year, we look forward to bringing people together to make memories and celebrate the holidays with us,” said Christophe Lair, Senior Director Retail Operations and Administration. “Coca-Cola has been a part of seasonal celebrations around the world for generations, and World of Coca-Cola has become a must-visit destination and annual tradition for Atlantans and visitors alike looking to experience the magic of the holiday season.”

To make the most of every magic moment, don’t miss these five festive experiences, including:

  1. Get an Insta-worthy photo with the Coca-Cola Caravan: Since lighting up the small screen in a TV ad that first aired in the mid-1990s, the Coca-Cola Caravan has signaled the start of the festive season for nearly three decades. On Dec. 10 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the Caravan will park outside World of Coke for a fun-filled day of holiday celebrations. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and former Atlanta Falcons football players DJ Shockley and Harry Douglas will welcome attendees, and guests will enjoy photo ops, festive games and more.
  1. Enjoy Holiday Décor Galore: Throughout World of Coca-Cola and outside on the green, guests are surrounded by trees aglow with thousands of twinkling lights and giant decorative ornaments, setting the scene for guests to take and share photos of their time together. Inside, enormous Coca-Cola bottles deck the halls, merry tunes keep spirits bright and festive surprises are around every corner. A special exhibit, “Coca-Cola Christmas around the World,” features historic, holiday-themed Coca-Cola artifacts that celebrate the season.  
  1. Sip Exclusive Seasonal Samplings: Year-round, the Taste It! beverage experience features selections from different countries around the world, but during the holiday season, it also includes curated seasonal samplings. This year, the exhibit is offering custom limited time Freestyle mixes such as Coca-Cola Vanilla Swirl, Coke Zero Vanilla Swirl and Sprite Vanilla Frost, among others. QR codes are placed throughout the exhibit to share fun facts and details about the origin of each beverage. 
  1. Make Memories with Sundblom Santa Claus: Inside the Pop Culture Gallery, visitors are invited to explore the history of the Sundblom Santa Claus through a collection of paintings on permanent display. They may also take part in the festive “My Coke Story” activation that celebrates joy, laughter and memories that come with the holiday season. Select stories will be displayed at the attraction for visitors to read and enjoy.
  1. Stock Up on Stocking Stuffers: Before leaving the World of Coca-Cola, guests can take a memento of their visit home with them. The Coca-Cola Store offers a variety of apparel, accessories and commemorative items sure to make ideal holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends. For those who prefer to shop from the comfort of home, CokeStore.com offers even more holiday goodies.

Consumers with questions may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at www.WorldofCocaCola.com to purchase tickets.

5CHURCH MIDTOWN CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH A ROOFTOP HOLIDAY BAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Midtown Hotspot Gets in the Holiday Spirit with

Festive Cocktails, Décor, and Music at Virtue Rooftop            

‘Tis the season for celebrating, and 5Church Midtown kicks off the festivities with the launch of its Rooftop Holiday Bar at Virtue Rooftop on Friday, Nov. 25.

Jolly guests will jingle the night away with a selection of holiday-themed cocktails, a menu of light bites from culinary director Rodney Smith Jr., a playlist of holiday tunes and festive décor, and twinkly lights. Drinks from Virtue Rooftop’s full cocktail menu also will be available.

The Rooftop Holiday Bar will be open Thursday-Saturday evenings from 5-11 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for those 21 years old and over with no cover charge. Guests are encouraged to check 5Church Midtown’s social media feeds (InstagramFacebook and Twitter) or call in advance for nightly schedules.

PIEDMONT HOLIDAY GIFT MARKET DEBUTS THIS NOVEMBER IN PIEDMONT PARK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Inaugural Two-Day Event Featuring 175 Artists and Vendors, Holiday Trees and Wreaths, Music, Hot Cocoa and More Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, 2022

Get into the spirit of gift giving at the inaugural Piedmont Holiday Gift Market. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the new two-day event will take place in picturesque Piedmont Park in the heart of Midtown on Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event goers are invited to sip on hot cocoa, listen to holiday music, and stroll through the park while exploring gift items from approximately 175 artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, leather and metalworkers, jewelers, and crafters. Holiday trees and wreaths will also be available for purchase. The Piedmont Holiday Gift Market is free to attend for all ages and welcomes dogs. For more information, visit www.affps.com and www.facebook.com/PiedmontParkHolidayMarket

JOLLIER THAN EVER, THE BLIND ELF HOLIDAY POP-UP BAR IS NOW OPEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/19/22

Buckhead Gathering Spot Returns with Sleigh Bells Ringing and

Festive Food, Drinks, Ambiance, and More

Buckhead is even cheerier thanks to the return of The Blind Elf Holiday Pop-Up Bar. The Blind Pig Parlour Bar has temporarily transformed into a magical gathering spot guaranteeing sleigh loads of merriment throughout the holidays.

Guests enter a festive wonderland of over-the-top décor and twinkling lights to discover a variety of warm and chilly holiday-themed drinks, candy cane shots, beer, wine, and bubbles to ensure a spirited mood. Highlights of the Instagram-worthy drink menu include:

  • Sugar Plum Fairy – gin, lemon juice, Chandon, and pink fairy dust
  • Rudolph’s So Bitter – Campari, Antica, vodka, raspberry cordial, and lime juice
  • Feliz Navidad – mezcal, brown sugar molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest
  • Nog-Gonna Make It to Work Tomorrow – eggnog, toasted almond orgeat, and Black Barrel rum
  • Cran’ma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – rye, lemon juice, rosemary-cranberry syrup
  • Ski Lift – scotch, malted hot cocoa, and flaming mini marshmallows

Inspired by 1970s dinner party classics, The Blind Elf’s food menu is as festive as the cocktails. Guests will enjoy cheese fondue served with garlic focaccia, green apples, and broccoli along with a selection of savory and sweet bites that pair perfectly with the drinks. Among these are:

  • Reindeer chips and dip with house-made French onion dip with chips and veggies
  • Beer-battered mushrooms with herb-horseradish cream
  • Pigs in a Blanket with sweet Buffalo mustard
  • Brie bruschetta with Granny Smith apple and walnut jam
  • Maple-glazed bacon-wrapped dates
  • Sweets such as peppermint bark brownie and butterscotch-peanut butter haystack

The Blind Elf Experience ($54 plus gratuity and tax) features two cocktails and two food items per person. The Blind Elf, located at 128 East Andrews Dr., NE in Atlanta, is open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Thursday, Nov. 24, and seven days a week starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25-Friday, Dec. 30. In addition, family-friendly reservations are available on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. For more information, visit theblindpigparlourbar.com.

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/

SOUTHERN BELLE CELEBATES CALIFORNIA WINES ON OCTOBER 26

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/16/22

America’s most lauded wine country is about so much more than you know; Napa Cabernet is just the tip of the iceberg.

Join Cate Hatch to discover what exciting developments have been emerging from winemakers in California. Our class will be held in an otherwise closed-to-the-public Southern Belle from 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 26.

As always, we will be sampling and discussing six wines, while Chef Joey Ward and the team provide small bites to pair. Exclusive 12-bottle case discounts will be available to all attendees.

Tickets are limited to keep things intimate, so book seats today ($82/per ticket, including service).

THE BATTERY ATLANTA FALLS INTO FUN WITH FESTIVE HAPPENINGS THIS MONTH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/9/22

Atlanta’s favorite open-air destination offers events to usher in the changing seasons

The Battery Atlanta has spirited festivities for friends and families this October. Guests can anticipate a jam-packed lineup of live performances at the Coca-Cola Roxy and other seasonally themed events like A Stranger Halloween at Live! at The Battery Atlanta, Game Day watch parties and more. The Battery Atlanta is the place to be to experience all the fantastic fall activities!

Outdoor Activities:

Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Mondays, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the Plaza Green
Calm the mind, body and spirit at the outdoor yoga classes presented by Kaiser Permanente. The Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta continues this free event into the fall, open to all ages to feel refreshed as the seasons’ change. Guests are required to bring their own mat and can register here.

Xfinity Movie Series
Fridays, on the Plaza Green
Grab a snack and cozy up for movie night with family and friends on the Plaza Green every weekend this season. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating for the free movie showings, presented by Xfinity. More information can be found here.

  • “Snow White and the Huntsman” Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

Hoots n’ Howls
Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1-5 p.m.
Need an excuse to dress up your pet? Rock for Rescues is bringing the Halloween fun of Hoots n’ Howls to the Plaza Green. Guests and their furry friends can enjoy live music, various vendors and a chance to win this year’s Halloween Dog Costume Contest. A $5 entry fee is required to participate in the costume contest and all proceeds will benefit animal rescue organizations.

Select Restaurant Promotions:

Live! at The Battery Atlanta

Game Day
Saturday, Oct. 8 from Noon-9 p.m.
Guests can kick off college football season at Live! at The Battery by celebrating with a day of tailgate snacks, specialty themed cocktails and watch parties, centering around the Auburn versus Georgia football game. Fans won’t miss a moment of action with 40+ televisions and a 32-foot LED screen playing the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry in college football! Patrons are encouraged to reserve tickets here.

Drag Brunch at Live!
Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Let’s do brunch! Drag Brunch at The Battery Atlanta has never been fiercer, and this Halloween-themed event will showcase the most festive queens. This 21+ ticketed event offers packages that include seating, mimosas and specialty brunch options. Attendees are encouraged to reserve tickets here.

A Stranger Halloween
Friday, Oct. 28 from 8-11 p.m.
Things are getting turned upside down with A Stranger Halloween at The Battery Atlanta this October with giveaways, games and a costume contest with $6,000 in cash and prizes. Patrons will start off in the Tavern and are encouraged to reserve tickets here.

ALCP: Georgia Vs. Florida Watch Party at Live!
Saturday, Oct. 29 from Noon-9 p.m.
Time to break out the face paint and cheer along as one of the biggest rivalries in college football comes to The Battery Atlanta with Atlanta’s Largest Cocktail Party: a Georgia versus Florida tailgate and watch party. Fans can expect an array of tailgate snacks, themed cocktails, games and giveaways while their favorite teams battle on the 32-foot big screen. Tickets can be purchased here.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
This month, The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is loaded with a lineup of performances for everyone! All Venue safety guidelines and information can be viewed here.

  • Judah & the Lion Happy Again Tour
    Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Junior H – Sad Boyz 4 Life Tour
    Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry Tour
    Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.
  • The Flaming Lips
    Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Rosalía Motomami World Tour
    Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
  • Mt. Joy Orange Blood Tour
    Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Joji with DHRUV and Savagerealm
    Thursday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Ap Dhillon – Out of this World Tour
    Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Demi Lovato
    Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.

Park Bench Events:

The music venue and dueling piano bar has announced this month’s live shows and events. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Rockin’ Vegas Style Piano Show
    Friday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m.
  • 90 Proof
    Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.
  • Odd Man Out
    Friday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Battery-O-Ween
    Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

An up-to-date list of restaurant and retailer happenings is available on the website. Details and hours of operation are subject to change.

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.

Sat.,Oct. 29,  11am-12pm – Halloween on The Roof at PCM Party

Belvedere presents Halloween on The Roof at Ponce City Market, where there will be no tricks, just treats! Guests can get in the spooky spirit with a costume contest, Voodoo Cirque performers, creepy cocktails, a dance party and unlimited games at Skyline Park. 

Sat., Oct. 29, 11am-4pm – Trick or Treat on The The Roof at PCM

The Roof at Ponce City Market is celebrating Halloween with games, trick-or-treating, thrills and fun for the whole family! Tickets are $22 for adults and $30 for adults, and include unlimited access to The Roof, Boardwalk games and rides. Food and drink sold separately.

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

Sat., Oct. 15, 8pm – Wizard Fest at City Winery Atlanta

City Winery Atlanta is kicking off spooky season with a celebration of all things magic, witches, wizards and cosplay at Wizard Fest, an interactive, fantasy-themed party. Guests can don their dress robes and broomsticks and party like wizards in the transformed space while enjoying one-of-a-kind themed drinks curated by mixologists from all over the world, snacks, wizard games, costume contests and trivia all spun into one spectacular event. Tickets are available here.

Thurs., Oct. 20, 6-8pm – Buckhead Village Curated: Candy Charcuterie Workshop with Ruby Bond

Kicking off Buckhead Village Curated, the shopping and dining destination’s series of bespoke workshops for the creative and curious, the candy charcuterie workshop invites food-lovers and home chefs to a deliciously sweet candy charcuterie board workshop. Elizabeth Schmitt, founder and candy connoisseur behind Ruby Bond, purveyor of luxury candy boards, will walk participants through food styling skills as they design their own board, selecting from an array of festive sweet and sour gummy candies. The event will take place in the property’s indoor/outdoor Veranda and tickets are available here.

A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN AT ENZO STEAKHOUSE & BAR

Join ENZO Steakhouse & Bar for a Spooktacular Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Guests are invited to listen to hair-raising beats while enjoying bone-chilling food and cocktail specials including black spaghetti with octopus ragù, black charcoal focaccia, a smoked Caronte cocktail made with black smoked bourbon, and pumpkin limoncello shots. Revelers donning their best costume will have the chance to win a $200 gift card to the new hot spot. Seating will be available on the expansive, dog-friendly patio that will be decked out in Halloween decorations and inside in the art-filled dining room and vibrant bar area. Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio’s full dinner menu will be available. For more information or to book a reservation, visit https://enzo-itl.com or call 770.756.9188.

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.

WILD HEAVEN BEER CELEBRATES 12TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/6/22

Weekend Includes 12th Anniversary Releases, Rarities and Barrel-Aged Blends, Live Music, Food Specials, Giveaways, and More

Tickets to An Evening with the REMakes – A Tribute to Early R.E.M. On Sale Now

 If good ideas are a dime a dozen, co-founders Nick Purdy and Eric Johnson honed in on (and executed) the right one when they started Wild Heaven Beer 12 years ago. Through its decade-plus existence, Wild Heaven has created some of the most widely recognized beers highly regarded for taste, creativity, and branding. Beginning with Ode to Mercy Brown Ale and Invocation Belgian-style Golden Ale through to its bestselling Emergency Drinking Beer, ATL Easy Ale, and Sunburst IPA, behind the guidance of Brewmaster Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven has been in constant pursuit of keeping fans engaged.

In recognition of its 12th Anniversary, Wild Heaven will be celebrating at its Atlanta-area taprooms, September 9th – 11th, releasing a series of special Saisons, rare beers from the Wild Heaven cellar, and funky barrel-aged blends. Additionally, each taproom- Avondale Estates and West End, will feature live music, giveaways, and food specials. To kick the weekend’s festivities off, Wild Heaven presents: An evening with The REMakes – A Tribute to Early R.E.M., at The Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End, September 09, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale for $20.00, plus fees, and $25.00, plus fees day-of-show. Full details can be found at www.wildheavenbeer.com.

On top of the 12th Anniversary releases, Wild Heaven’s taprooms will have its regular roster of active beers available, including Sunburst, Emergency Drinking Beer, ATL Easy Ale, Euro-Style Pilsner, White Blackbird, and more. The full release schedule for September is included below. 

For those local to Atlanta or coming for a visit, Wild Heaven has online ordering for its regular roster and pre-ordering on all new releases of its packaged beers. Order online at www.wildheavenbeer.com/togobeer and come inside to the main bars for pickup. For more information, visit https://wildheavenbeer.com/. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildheaven or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven. 

SEPTEMBER RELEASES:

02-Sept: Peach Emergency Drinking Beer 

02-Sept: Pronto Pilsner

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Saison de Provence (500ml bottles)

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Saison de York Rye BA Super Saison, Aged in Bulleit Rye barrels (16oz. cans)

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Saison de Café (Draft Only)

09-Sept: 12th Anniversary Well-Traveled Wild Ale

09-Sept: Happiest Hour: Childhood Cancer Awareness Mango Middle Finger IPA

09-Sept: Manhattan-inspired BA Wild Ale

09-Sept: Braselton Brewing Doppelbock 2020 Collaboration

09-Sept: Terminus 10 Tripel Bulleit 2021 Collaboration

09-Sept: Four Stories Quad Bulleit 2021 Collaboration

09-Sept: Fall of Civilization 2019

09-Sept: Ode To Mercy Special Winter 2018

09-Sept: 11th Anniversary Blend 2021

09-Sept: Cloud 9 Anniversary Blend 2019 (Avondale)

09-Sept: Fieldhand 2019 (West End)

09-Sept: Garden Beer Season 4 2020 (West End)

09-Sept: Height of Civilization 2015 (West End)

09-Sept: Height of Civilization 2016 (Avondale)

09-Sept: Mystery BA Blended Sour (Avondale)

09-Sept: Red Beard de Garde 2019 (Avondale)

09-Sept: Gravitational Wave RIS 2020 (West End)

16-Sept: Happiest Hour: Farmstand Peach Apricot Sour

23-Sept: Happiest Hour: Southern Soul BBQ Collaboration (Banquet Clone)

30-Sept: Happiest Hour: Spooky Dark Lager

30-Sept: Happiest Hour: Old Bay Saison  with Reid Ramsay of Beer Street Journal (taproom only)

*Available at both taprooms, unless noted