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FOOD THAT ROCKS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/10/21

Food That Rocks combines bevs, bites, and live music creating tasting experiences with local flavor.
 


Food that Rocks, a tasting event celebrating the vibrant and expanding dining scene in Sandy Springs will commemorate its fifth year with a return to City Springs this September. New for 2021, Food That Rocks is expanding to three nights and adding a Saturday afternoon session with each session featuring tastes from participating restaurants, wine, beer, cocktail tastings, and live music. 


“Food that Rocks was created to bring together community and entertainment for a cause. The challenge this year was reimaging the event to support the hospitality industry in a post-pandemic period.  Rather than a single event serving large numbers, we are hosting multiple sessions. These smaller, intimate tasting events will allow us to bring Food That Rocks back in a manner that is safe and expands options for both our guests and restaurants,” said Dale DeSena, the event creator and founder of Taste of Atlanta.”
  
Food That Rocks will host sessions from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. September 23-25, 2021, and an afternoon session on September 25 from noon – 3 p.m. Each session will feature food and drinks from local chefs and mixologists. Live music will add to the ambiance at each event.  Tickets are $90 per person per session and are all-inclusive ($100 per person day of the event). A portion of each ticket sold will cover the cost to allow a select number of COVID frontline healthcare and public safety workers to attend free of charge as a special thank you for their efforts during the pandemic. 
 
“Food is a powerful tool in creating strong cities. It brings people together, and a thriving hospitality industry contributes to the overall economic health of a community.  Food That Rocks has added significantly to our efforts to elevate our dining scene while creating an entertaining event fun for the community,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. 
 

In partnership with Visit Sandy Springs and the City of Sandy Springs, Food That Rocks is for 21-and-up only and is presented by Taste of Atlanta. Food That Rocks is also sponsored by Your Atlanta Area BMW Centers and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.  Tickets to the event can be purchased beginning July 28, 2021, at www.FoodThatRocks.org.    Rideshare is encouraged. Drop off and pick up is located at Johnson Ferry Road and Blue Stone Road. For more information, visit www.FoodThatRocks.org.

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MONSTERS OF SMOKE TOUR COMES TO GEORGIA WITH INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE AND TASTINGS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/4/21

Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 9

Various Atlanta Locations Below

Monsters of Smoke Tour by Ardbeg, the Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 

Ardbeg will be dispensing drams to smoky whisky lovers throughout Georgia. Two oversized all-terrain tactical vehicles, appropriately named Wee Beastie and An Oa will offer tastings, surprises, giveaways, and Augmented Reality photo opportunities for participants. Whether or not you are a fan of peated malts, this experiential tour presented by Ardbeg will be fun, interactive, and Covid compliant.  This is the perfect opportunity for whisky, spirits, and cocktail enthusiasts to experience a whisky with over 200 years of history. Attendants must be 21 or older to participate.

 

WHERE: 

5/6 Thursday, 4 PM to 7 PM

Local Vine (3101 COBB PKWY SE ATLANTA GA 30339)

 

5/7 Friday, 12 NN to 3 PM

Jax Buford (2437 HANCOCK DRIVE BUFORD GA 30519)

 

5/7 Friday, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Mega Package (2820 LAWRENCEVILL-SUWANEE RD SUWANEE GA 30024)

 

5/8 Saturday, 12 NN to 2 PM

Tower (2161 PIEDMONT RD NE ATLANTA GA)

 

5/8 Saturday, 4 PM to 7PM

Total (380 NORTH POINT CIRCLE ALPHARETTA GA 30022)

 

5/9 Sunday, 12 NN to 3 PM

Pop’s (3121 PEACHTREE PKWY SUWANEE GA)

Atlanta Lucky Fest 2020

Date: Saturday, March 14th

Time:  3 pm

About: Hit the jackpot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day and celebrate the luckiest holiday at Lucky Fest with Spiral Entertainment at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Known as the biggest green party in all of Atlanta, Lucky Fest features frosty drinks, live music, and of course, tons of beautiful Atlantans donning their best green attire. Beginning at 3 p.m., guests are invited to sip specialty cocktails like the Dublin Mule, Mexican Leprechaun, Lucky G Margarita, Rebecca Creek Lemonade, and more, while noshing on fried shrimp, oyster, and chicken baskets, served with crispy fries. With breathtaking views of the Midtown skyline, live music will begin at 3 p.m. and will feature electrifying performances from DJ Q-tip, Semi- Charmed, and Moon Tower. General Admission tickets are available beginning at $20 and include entry to the event and all day entertainment. Food and drinks will cost extra. Additional booze and bites tickets can be purchased at the event for $6 and $7. Any unused tickets can be returned for a full refund. To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, visit www.parktavern.com.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/spiral/lucky-fest-2020

Park Tavern Oyster Crawfish Festival 2020

Date: Saturday, February 29th

Time:  2 pm

About: For the past 17 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Offering a day of Mardi Gras inspired fun on Saturday, February 29, 2020, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are flown in the night before along with live music from the fiercely soulful band, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, an acclaimed six-piece brotherhood from Knoxville, TN known for their electrifying rock and roll performances.  Athens, GA-based Stop Light Observations and the quirky, indie hip-hop group, Little Stranger, will get the party started and warm up the stage as guests sip on signature cocktails and cold brews from a souvenir cup and dive into platters boasting 1.5 pounds of piping hot and perfectly spiced boiled crawfish served with new potatoes, corn and sausage.  Additional festival food offerings include Bluepoint and Gulf freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, buckets of steamed oysters with drawn butter, and a fried station with fried oysters, shrimp, and chicken baskets. The Oyster Crawfish Festival begins at 2 p.m.  While the event is an ages 21 and up event, children ages 20 and under may be accompanied by a parent.  Children 12 and under do not need to purchase a ticket while young adults ages 12 and over can purchase an admission ticket for $10.  General Admission tickets are available beginning at $30 and include entry to the event and all day entertainment.  VIP tickets are available for $60 and grants access to entertainment, private bars, upscale seating, a lounge area with fireplaces, and access to premium indoor restrooms.  The event is rain or shine.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/parktavern/oyster-crawfish-2020

The 2020 Travel and Adventure Show Atlanta

Date: Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st

Time:  Varies by day

About: The nationally acclaimed Travel & Adventure Show is descending upon Atlanta this March for its first time ever at Cobb Galleria Centre on Saturday, February 29 and March 1, 2020.  Attendees will have an opportunity to explore endless vacation options, plan trips with travel experts, attend dozens of educational seminars with renowned experts, dive into faraway cultures at the Global Beats Stage, win trips and more.Guests will also have the opportunity to meet travel celebrities including Samantha Brown, host of PBS’s “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”, Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Producer, Josh Gates, host of Discover Channel’s “Expedition Unknown”, and many more.  Advanced pricing: $9 for a one-day adult ticket / $16 for a two-day adult ticket (promotion ends February 28, 2020 at 11:59pm ET) Tickets are available starting at $12 for a one-day pass and $20 for a two-day pass on site. Active men and women in the U.S. armed forces are invited to present a military identification prior to the event or at Will Call for free admission for up to four members of their family. 

More Information:

http://travelshows.com/shows/atlanta/

2020 Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival Winter

Date: Saturday, February 22nd

Time:  Noon

About:  Join us on Saturday, February 22nd for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at The Fairmont, in West Midtown. From 12:00pm – 4:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations. Tickets are $54 in advance and $60 at the door and include souvenir Uncorked Atlanta tasting glass, complimentary wine and craft beer tastings, DJ and MUSIC, as well as food available for purchase.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/assc/uncorked-atlanta-wine-festival/

Mardi Gras Bar Crawl Alpharetta 2020

Date: Saturday, February 22nd

Time:  3 pm

About: Six Alpharetta City Center restaurants, including Holmes, Lapeer and South Main Kitchen, are teaming up to host a Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on February 22nd! Festivities will include Nola-inspired cocktails and bites at each restaurant, in addition to Mardi Gras beads, dancing, live music in the South Main Kitchen alley, and more. Tickets are $50.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mardi-gras-bar-crawl-tickets-93662871169

Park Tavern Silly Love Songs Yacht Rock 2020

Date: Friday, February 14th

Time:  9 pm

About: Spend a smooth-sailing evening this Valentine’s Day at Park Tavern’s Silly Love Songs Yacht Rock Show with VJ Captain Luv on Friday, February 14, 2020. Mellow-music lovers, in relationships or riding solo, will enjoy a nautical night filled with dancing, and the best Yacht Rock songs and videos from the ‘70s & ‘80s.  Guests can overlook the stunning Midtown skyline and Piedmont Park, and take advantage of Park Tavern’s full menu featuring sushi, salads, burgers, in addition to Valentine’s Day-themed libations that will be flowing all night long. Tickets for the evening are $5. Dinner reservations begin at 4:30 pm with the last seating at 10 pm.

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/parktavern/silly-love-songs-yacht-rock-show-with-vj-captain-love

Galentine’s Day Party and Beer Release Reformation Brewery Smyrna 2020

Date: Thursday, February 13th

Time:  7 pm

About: Link up with your Lady Friends, your Gal Pals, your Sistas From Another Mistahs, cause it’s a Galentine’s Day beer party at Reformation Brewery (Smyrna)! We’ll be pouring up some love for Sporty Girls, Inc., and a Peach Cobbler Sour (8%) to celebrate and raise funds for their mission to bring enrichment and sports to girls 8-18 in Atlanta. With Peaches, cinnamon, and Amber & Honey malt, this beer is a fundraiser to boot! Grab a pint, or a 4pk while supplies last from Reformation taprooms and independent retailers near you, and while supplies last $1 per pint/pack will be donated to Sporty Girls Inc. Plus more!

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1326865247500388/

Galetine’s Day at Wild Heaven Avondale 2020

Date: Saturday, February 15th

Time: 10:30 am

About: Our 5th annual Galentine’s Day party at Wild Heaven Beer (Avondale) is Saturday, February 15 from 10:30am-1pm – a half hour longer this year! Your $39 advance ticket ($45 at the door), gets you a roomful of great women to celebrate with, three full pours of delicious Wild Heaven Beer (including Emergency Drinking Beer Mimosas!), brunch from the famed Waffle House food truck, craft supplies, a commemorative stemmed glass (new this year!) plus a flower crown building station to get you ready to show off for the day. 

More Information:

https://www.bigtickets.com/events/wildheaven/galentines/