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CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF SUMMER SHADE AT EVENTIDE BREWING

August 19th 

4-10 p.m.

Come raise a glass at Eventide Brewing to celebrate the return of their beloved Summer Shade Pale Ale on August 19 from 4-10 p.m.! In addition to Eventide’s brews, guests will also be able to enjoy live entertainment from local musician Alex Cavanaugh and smashburgers for purchase from Sugar Loaf. Admission is free and 10% of all Summer Shade package sales will go toward the Grant Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that focuses on preserving and enhancing the Grant Park community.

4TH OF JULY ROUND UP 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/26/22

Specials, events, and more!

Celebrate America’s Birthday With Brunch on the BeltLine at TWO urban licks: 
It’s time to don the red, white, and blue on Monday, July 4th! Brunch lovers can get an early start to their Independence Day festivities at TWO urban licks.  Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine and with an expansive, dog-friendly patio, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Executive Chef Shane Wancio is cooking up his signature, fiery American cuisine.  Guests can sip on refreshing beverages in spirit of the holiday, including Strawberry Peach Tea, the Clermont Cooler, wine, beer and hard seltzers, while enjoying TWO’s classic favorites like the Salmon Chips, Fried Chicken Biscuit, TWO Burger, Chocolate Banana French Toast and much more. TWO urban licks will be closed for dinner. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit  twourbanlicks.com.
Have an Un-fore-gettable Time at Puttshack this Fourth of July
Tee-time awaits! Let freedom, and golf balls, ring this Fourth of July at Puttshack! Adding some competitive fun for all ages on staycation or vacation with upscale tech-infused mini golf. Guests that play one round on Monday, July 4th will get the next round for 50% off until 4 p.m. After working up an appetite on the arcade-themed holes, players are invited to indulge in Puttshack’s globally inspired food menu and toast to Independence Day with one of Puttshack’s handcrafted signature cocktails like the Peach Tea on Peachtree, Very Berry Mule and Frozen Watermelon Margarita. Puttshack also boasts an expansive mocktail, beer, and wine menu. Puttshack will be open on the Fourth of July from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Puttshack is located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, visit puttshack.com or call 404.738.7888.
Wild Heaven Beer Launches Sunday Brunch Fourth of July Weekend
Fireworks aren’t the only things getting lit this Fourth of July. Wild Heaven Beer s kicking off celebrations early, Sunday, June 3rd with the launch of their new Sunday brunch at the West End location. Beginning at 11 a.m., Wild Heaven invites revelers to be the first to indulge in tasty offerings including the House Omelet, Shrimp & Grits, Avocado & Egg Taco, Waffle, Mushroom Bowl, Potato Hash, sides and more. On Monday, July 4th, both the West End and the Avondale taprooms will be open to properly honor the holiday with some of Atlanta’s best craft brews including two new beers created by Brewmaster Eric Johnson, the Piña Colada Sour and Belgian With Chai. Peachtree Road Race runners can bring their bib to either location and receive a free draft of choice. The Avondale location is opening its doors early at 1 p.m. and guests are invited to enjoy a cold beer with gourmet street foods from Chef Brian Wilson’s pop up at the brewery. The West End location will have to-go beer specials for those celebrating by the pool, on a boat, or anywhere else the festivities may be. Wild Heaven West End is located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta GA 30310. Wild Heaven Avondale is located in the Avondale Estates at 135B Maple St., Decatur, GA 30030. Visit www.wildheavenbeer.com for more information.
Snap, Crackle, and Pop Open One of Post Meridiem’s RTD Cocktails This Fourth of July
Red, white, and booze! There is no better way to spend Fourth of July than sipping on one of Post Meridiem Spirit Co.’s award-winning canned cocktails featuring only real ingredients. Made in Atlanta and conveniently packaged in 100 ml cans, these ready-to-drink cocktails take up minimal cooler space, making them ideal for a day on the lake, a refreshing poolside pick-me-up, and gatherings with friends and family. Their current lineup includes The Real Lime Juice Margarita, The Double Old Fashioned, The 1944 Mai Tai, The Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet, and The No. Four Daiquiri along with two new offerings, The London Dry Southside and The Modern Classic Cosmopolitan. Head to Post Meridiem’s warehouse at 1209 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, or a nearby liquor store to stock up for the Fourth of July! Visit https://postmeridiemspirits.com/find-our-cocktails/ to find Post Meridiem Cocktails in a store near you. For more information, visit www.postmeridiemspirits.com.
Celebrate the Stars and Stripes at Urban Pie
Urban Pie is celebrating the Fourth of July with a perfect patriotic pairing, their signature Kirkwood BBQ Chicken and a festive, specialty cocktail available Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th. Guests are invited to relax on the covered, dog-friendly patio and sip on the Red, White & Blue Margarita while noshing on the Kirkwood BBQ Chicken Pie. A local favorite, the thin-crusted pizza is loaded with grilled chicken, smoked gouda, red onion and of course plenty of Urban Pie’s classic BBQ sauce to bring that backyard barbecue feeling to each bite. Urban Pie’s full lunch and dinner, cocktail, beer and wine menus will also be available. Urban Pie located at 2012A Hosea L Williams Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30317.
Raise a Glass to Independence Day at Dantanna’s 
Head to Dantanna’s in the heart of Buckhead this Fourth of July and toast to freedom with the Bomb Pop Lemonade, a specialty red, white, and blue vodka-based cocktail that is tangy, subtly sweet and refreshing. Guests can also nosh on Dantanna’s Independence Day food special featuring a mouthwatering combo of classic American favorites, a hot dog, hamburger slider, and chicken slider. Dantanna’s full menu and expansive list of beers, wines and cocktails will also be available. Dantanna’s dining room and expansive, dog-friendly patio will be open for dining on the Fourth of July from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 404.760.8873. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326.

Sat., July 2, 11am-Midnight – The Roof’s Annual Fourth of July Party

The Roof will be hosting their annual Fourth of July party, sponsored by Beam Suntory, from 11am-midnight on Saturday, July 2. There will be an array of entertainment, starting with a balloon artist and a magician from 11am-4pm, followed by music from DJ OP Diggy at 8pm and a spectacular private firework show at 9:30pm. Classic carnival style bites and a special cocktail menu, will also be available for purchase. Tickets include unlimited access to The Roof, boardwalk games and rides. The Roof will be 21+ after 5pm. All food and beverage will be sold separately. Tickets (available here) for 11pm-4pm will be $22 for ages 12 and under and $30 for adults. Tickets for 5pm and on will be $45 and 21+.

Jupiter Cafe: Pickup July 1-3, noon-6pm – Fourth of July Feasts To-Go

To celebrate Fourth of July weekend, Juniper Cafe will offer feasts to-go that feed 4-6 people for $90. Pre-orders can be placed on the restaurant’s website here, and meals will be available for pickup Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Fourth of July weekend (July 1-3) between noon and 6pm. The menu includes:

  • Eight-piece Bucket of Vietnamese Hot Fried Chicken

  • Caramelized Pork Banh Mi (4)

  • Jicama & Mint Slaw (1 quart)

  • Build-your-own Strawberry Shortcake

  • Homemade Juniper Cafe Natural Sodas (4)

Mon., July 4 – Celebrate the Fourth of July at H+H!

The community bar and restaurant welcomes those in town to gather and celebrate over drink specials, like a $5 LiberTea cocktail with bourbon, black tea, lemonade, basil & honey and $2 Budweiser American flag cans.

Carson Kitchen is open regular hours over the Fourth of July weekend. This Alpharetta staple features reimagined comfort food with a fine-dining twist to connect with family and friends. Main menu favorites include crispy chicken skins, bacon jam, cocoa-espresso New York strip and glazed donut bread pudding while weekend brunch highlights include the chicken and mac and cheese waffle with spiced Mornay sauce and garbage hash with short rib, pork belly, red wine demi and sunny egg.  Reservations can be made via Resy.

The Halcyon location of HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern gets the festivities going with a Fourth of July party from 3-10 p.m., featuring live bands, a patio bar with lots of beers and whiskeys and a cornhole area. This event is rain or shine. RSVP online for free entry. All other HOBNOB locations—Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Atlantic Station— will be open regular hours on July 4.

Johnny’s Hideaway, Atlanta’s nightclub for big kids, is open late on Sunday, July 3. The iconic Atlanta nightclub will host trivia on Monday, July 4 starting at 7:30 p.m.

Marlow’s Tavern features its Red, White and Blue burger topped with bleu cheese, caramelized onions and red peppers on a toasted sesame bun and served with Freedom fries. The special burger is only available on Monday, July 4. Marlow’s Tavern Insiders can receive a complimentary Red, White and Blue burger with the purchase of an additional entrée when they dine-in or pick-up at their favorite tavern on Independence Day.

For steak lovers, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails is featuring half-priced filets on July 4.

Sankranti will be open with regular hours over the Fourth of July weekend. The welcoming, fast casual restaurant offers the varied flavors of India with exciting menu items such as exotic mango chicken, dal panchratna (a tantalizing concoction of lentils, chilis and spices), paratha (Indian flatbread) and homemade mango lassis and signature rose milk. The restaurant also offers convenient online ordering for pickup.

Taco Mac is the perfect spot for celebrating over the Fourth of July weekend. The beloved sports bar offers an exceptional selection of beers on tap and award-winning chicken wings and has a television at every angle for watching weekend baseball games and Wimbledon. Pickup is available to order online.

Jim N’ Nicks 

Jim ‘N Nick’s will be open for dine-in, take out and curbside pickup on the holiday. Additionally, families can beat the heat and avoid standing by the grill by taking advantage of the restaurant’s convenient catering options.
 
Jim ‘N Nick’s offers a protein option with plenty of sides to choose from. It’s the perfect place to help families celebrate the 4th of July. Check out the link above for your location!

WORLD OF COCA-COLA CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH NEW ENJOY! PATIO PARTY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/28/22

First-Ever Patio Party Brings the Heat with Yard Games & Fresh Décor, Cools Guests
Down with Refreshing Summer Sips, After-Hours Event Extends the Fun

Nothing says summertime quite like Coca-Cola, and this year, World of Coca-Cola is inviting guests to celebrate at the all-new Enjoy! Patio Party. On weekdays from May 30 through July 1, the activation will bring ice-cold seasonal sips, yard games, festive décor and photo opps to World of Coca-Cola’s outdoor patio. On June 9, the attraction will turn up the heat with Enjoy! Sunset Party, an after-hours, adults-only event including a DJ, full bar with specialty cocktails, outdoor games and more. Finally, World of Coca-Cola will launch a fresh, interactive Pop Culture exhibit in June featuring the work of six female illustrators.

Party on the Patio
The Enjoy! Patio Party will evoke laid-back vibes and beloved pastimes with yard games like corn hole and ring toss that encourage a bit of friendly competition. Weather permitting, the activation will take place on the attraction’s outdoor patio area and is included as part of every general admission ticket weekdays May 30 through July 1. When it’s time to cool off from the heat, visitors can try crisp and refreshing beverages available at tasting stations, including new AHA ® sparkling water flavors and Minute Maid ® Aguas Frescas. Beachy photo opportunities invite guests to capture the moment.

Secure the Swag
To bring a piece of the experience home, guests can swing by the Coca-Cola Store to browse the colorful Enjoy! retail collection. Aimed at transporting guests to a beach boardwalk, the vibrant collection includes eye-catching graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, bucket hats, stickers and more. Shop in person or online.

When the Sun Goes Down
On Thursday, June 9, World of Coca-Cola will host its second-ever, adults-only event from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy! Sunset Party will feature a DJ, dancing, games, photo opps, light bites and a full bar as well as specialty summer cocktails. Tickets cost $38 and include one drink ticket. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend.

Experience Real Magic
Later this summer, the Pop Culture Gallery will unveil a new, interactive exhibit featuring the work of six female illustrators and an augmented reality experience. Rooted in the insight that magic lives in unexpected moments of connection that elevate the everyday into the extraordinary, the exhibit will capture the spirit of Real Magic, Coca-Cola’s new global brand platform.

Learn more about World of Coca-Cola’s summer celebration and purchase tickets online.

MAY FESTIVALS WITH ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

May AFFPS Festivals!

Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival 
The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022 on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community. An art festival created for artists by artists, the two-day outdoor  festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music, dance  performances, food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more  information about the festival,  visit www.roswellartfestival.com   or    www.affps.com.
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival
Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park on Park Drive in Buckhead on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday May 15, 2022. An ideal destination to bring the family and pups to the award-winning, two-day festival that features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, event goers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on activities. The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and acoustic music performances. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com.

CATTLE SHED’S MONTHLY WINE DINNER HIGHLIGHTS THE BEST OF WINE AND SEASONAL CUISINE

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/22

Guests Will Gather to Toast New Flavors the First Tuesday of Every Month

Cattle Shed Wine & Steak Bar, the upscale Alpharetta eatery from Big Table Restaurants offering chef-driven, seasonal dishes, will host a monthly wine dinner starting April 5.

“Our general manager and sommelier Chris Reid will carefully pick each month’s wine offerings to offer our guests a unique experience,” says Sean Yeremyan, Big Table Restaurants owner. “Executive Chef Olivia Hurst has planned a perfectly paired menu of five courses – including salmon carpaccio, mascarpone ravioli, and a cowboy-cut ribeye – highlighting the season’s best ingredients.”

Cattle Shed’s wine dinners will take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and will include intriguing wine education throughout the evening.

The cost is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited; guests can reserve a spot by calling 770-559-8749. Visit www.cattleshedwinebar.com for additional information.

THE BATTERY ATLANTA SAVORS THE START OF SPRING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/4/22

Cobb County’s favorite sports and entertainment destination offers events to welcome spring

Atlantans wanting to enjoy the warmer weather this month are in luck. The Battery Atlanta has lined up a March schedule packed with fun events for everyone to enjoy. From Jazz brunches at C. Ellet’s to the return of Yoga series, the destination welcomes guests to start the season off on the right foot. All month long, tenants are preparing for the arrival of spring with memorable events to bring friends and families together – from St. Patrick’s Day festivities to live music at the Coca-Cola Roxy!

Outdoor Activities:


Wellness Series: Yoga by Kaiser Permanente
Every Monday, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The Yoga Series has officially kicked off! Start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water. Visitors can register here!

Cornhole ATL
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning March 22

A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the spring season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes. Pre-Registration for The Battery Atlanta’s Spring Cornhole Tournament closes March 14.

Select Restaurant Promotions:

St. Patrick’s Day at Live! at the Battery Atlanta
Saturday, March 12 from 3-8 p.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy everything green at the Shamrock and Shenanigans celebration! Admire Irish-themed entertainment accompanied with green beer, signature drinks, a photo booth and more at Live! At the Battery Atlanta. Attendees can purchase tickets starting at $20. Purchase tickets here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Rock Party at Park Bench
Thursday, March 17 from 7 p.m.

Park bench celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a double header of Irish and Celtic Rock! Jacque Taylor and friends from Flannel Nation play their unique 90s and Celtic rock, followed by THE MUCKERS rocking the stage with their blend of Irish and Celtic rock. Table Reservations and more information available here.

Jazz Brunch at C. Ellet’s
Every Saturday and Sunday from noon-3 p.m.

C. Ellet’s is serving up the best brunch bites from pancake paloozas, all-you-can-eat fried chicken, build- your-own bloody marys and more every weekend. Along with brunch, diners can enjoy live music performed by a live jazz duo playing from noon-3 p.m.

Music Bingo at ASW Distillery
Every Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Guests can sing along and dance to an engaging playlist of back-to-back song clips while they check off song titles during an exciting game of Music Bingo.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:

The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a full variety of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of music to the stage for guests to discover. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Conan Gray
    Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
    Wednesday, March 9 at 8 p.m.
  • Dream Theater
    Tuesday, March 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Slash
    Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Guru Randhawa & Kanika Kapoor
    Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
  • Last Podcast on the Left
    Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Papa Roach
    Sunday, March 27 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. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

CELEBRATE A FRESH START IN THE NEW YEAR AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/5/21

Cobb County’s fan-favorite destination offers January restaurant specials, cornhole league and more

Cobb County’s year-round live, work, play destination The Battery Atlanta has planned a packed lineup of events to kick off the new year! From winter cornhole league to jazz brunches, the celebration never ends. Coca-Cola Roxy will also welcome a wide range of performers in January.

Outdoor Activities:
Cornhole ATL 2022 Winter League
Every Tuesday from January 11 – March 1

The league includes a season ending tournament with a championship trophy and other prizes. Register online here.

Select Retail and Restaurant Promotions:
Free Pizza Mondays at CRU Food & Wine Bar

Enjoy any pizza with a purchase of wine!

Half-off bar bites at Silverspot Cinema
Indulge in different shareables all day Monday-Thursday.

Wine Down Wednesdays at BURN by Rocky Patel
$5 off selected wines by the glass

Girls Night Out at Sports & Social
Calling all the ladies! Enjoy $6 house margaritas, half-off appetizers, $5 Vizzy Hard Seltzers and half-off select wine bottles.

Flight Fridays at Terrapin Taproom
$2 off beer flights all day when guests dine in.

Jazz Brunch at C. Ellet’s
The restaurant jazzes up weekends with a delicious brunch and live jazz music every Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m.

Park Bench Events:
The popular dueling piano bar and live music venue has announced a line-up of live shows this month, in addition to its Karaoke Wednesdays. Visit parkbenchbattery.com/calendar for more information.

  • Dueling Pianos Show
    Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • College Football Championship Watch Party
    Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
  • 90 Proof! 90’s Hits and Party Country
    Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m.
  • Odd Man Out Band
    Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Coca-Cola Roxy Events:
The Battery Atlanta’s iconic concert venue is gearing up for a full variety of live performances! This month, Coca-Cola Roxy brings a wide range of music to the stage for guests to discover. Review enhanced venue safety guidelines here.

  • Riley Green
    Friday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Jay Wheeler
    Thursday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.
  • Dillion Francis X Yung Gravy
    Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Ricardo Montaner  
    Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
    Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 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. Visitors are asked to follow public safety guidelines while on property.

HOLIDAY POP-UP AND EVENT GUIDE 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21

Round-up on all the holiday pop-ups around Atlanta.

The Blind Elf

Blind Pig Parlour, opening night, Friday, November 12th

Opening Mid-November – The Blitzen Room at Biltong Bar

Biltong Bar at Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village are “Up to Snow Good” as they transform their spaces for the third annual holiday pop-up: The Blitzen Room. The restaurants will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails from Chartreuse Hot Chocolate to Frozen Egg Nog.

Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – Holiday Social Bar on The Roof

Just inside the tower lobby, the Holiday Social Bar will welcome Roof-goers with an over-the-top experience bursting with whimsical decor and holiday drinks. 

Opening Fri., Nov. 26 – MixMas at 12 Cocktail Bar

12 Cocktail Bar is celebrating the season with a Mixmas cocktail menu including returning favorite “Sleigh Fuel,” a spiked coffee eggnog made with Old Grand-Dad Bourbon, plus new holiday-inspired cocktails. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at 12cocktailbar.com.  

Fri., Nov. 26 – Sun., Jan. 2 – Atlanta’s Annual German Christkindl Market

Buckhead Village announces it will be home to The German American Cultural Foundation’s 2021 German Christkindl Market. Open to the public from Friday, November 26, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022, the German holiday market will be located on the corner of North Fulton and Buckhead Avenue (309 Buckhead Ave) and feature over 50 vendors offering food and beverage treats and items to shop, plus live music and entertainment on the weekends. Market hours will be 11:30am-9:30pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:30am-10:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

Georgia Festival of Trees – Tuesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 4

The Georgia Festival of Trees is a special five-day holiday event for all ages and includes a beautiful forest of dazzling holiday trees, unique gift shops, local treat vendors, and much more! Check out their site for all the events.

Mingle & Jingle Bar at Best End BrewingNow through December 31st

Best End is welcoming back the very FIRST & ONLY pop-up Christmas Bar in the West End of Atlanta, GA.  Nestled right off the SW trail of the BeltLine in the Flamingo Room at Best End Brewing Company, 1036 White Street SW, Atlanta GA 30310.  Chef & Founding Partner Cory Burke and Events Engineer Suzanne Dieter are excited to celebrate the holidays with the third installment of the Mingle & Jingle Christmas Bar. From Christmas tchotchkes to a life-size hugging bear, to miles of tinsel garland, to an Instagram-worthy Bow Wall and Giant Wreath, you’ll find all the Christmas feels to make the holiday season a little less stressful.  Upon entering Mingle & Jingle, the first thing you’ll notice is Suzanne’s obvious love of all things sparkly and shiny. Curling ribbon glistens and tumbles off the light fixtures over the bar and miles of tinsel garland are woven through the rafters to create an intimate holiday setting out of a spacious room. The mid-century modern glassware sparkles on the decorated shelves behind the bar looks fantastic in a photo taken in front of the large bow wall or wreath.

Truck & Tap Duluth’s Christmas Bar – December 4th through the holidays.

This year, Truck and Tap Duluth will be doing a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation themed Christmas Bar, starting Dec 4th.

Hampton + Hudson’s Mountain Lodge – December 14 through December 30

This holiday season, Hampton + Hudson, the community bar and restaurant in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood offering elevated pub food, craft cocktails, beer and wine, will host a Mountain Lodge Pop-up to celebrate the most joyful and cozy time of year from Tuesday, December 14 through Thursday, December 30. The pop-up will be open 6-11pm nightly, and walk-ins are welcome. Centered around creative cocktails, the pop-up will be located on the restaurant’s mezzanine level and welcome guests to step into the comforting and cozy lodge atmosphere. Servers will don checkered flannel and merrily serve holiday cocktails like classic Tom & Jerry’s, Tequila Eggnog and Hot Buttered Cider with duck fat caramel. Guests can also get the party going with Rumplemintz and Fernet Menta Shotskis served up on sets of wooden skis. To pair, guests can order fun snacks like tableside s’mores, a limited edition Apple Cider Doughnut from Sublime Doughnuts, classic poutine and a croque madame. 

Ravinia’s Holiday in LightsThursday, December 16th. Free.

See gorgeous light displays, listen to live music, drink hot chocolate, spot Santa and more at this community celebration. Registration on Ravinia’s Facebook page is encouraged. The event is free to attend, but will also serve as a donation center for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Children’s Holiday Wish List program. Guests can bring a donation the night of the event, or drop off a donation before the event in one of three lobbies at Ravinia. A drop-off location will also be available at the main entrance of the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter Hotel. 5 pm to 8 pm.

NETHERWORLD CLOSES OUT ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO HOLIDAY EVENTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/3/21

A Lights on Tour of NETHERWORLD Returns Dec. 11 – Behind-the-Scenes of America’s Favorite Haunted House + A Haunted Holiday Returns Dec. 18 Featuring an Encore Performance of RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN with a Yuletide Twist!

America’s top-rated haunt, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, is closing out its 25th anniversary season with two incredible special events this December. On Saturday, Dec. 11, A Lights on Tour of NETHERWORLD will take haunt fans behind-the-scenes of what goes into the making of the scariest and most legendary haunted house in the country. On Saturday, Dec. 18, NETHERWORLD will reopen for A Haunted Holiday, an encore performance of the to-die-for 25th season’s main attraction, RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN, but with a heavy peppermint twist.

First up on Saturday, Dec. 11, guests can experience NETHERWORLD as a VIP with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look during the Lights on Tour. Haunt fans will be taken through the RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN and RETURN TO PLANET X in 3D with house lights turned on and the haunt effects turned off to expose every demented detail that makes NETHERWORLD a top Halloween destination. Guests will also be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will explore the storylines and production details behind the sets. There will be opportunities to take pictures at select predetermined locations inside the haunts, and each person will receive a free souvenir printed photo to remember this extremely rare event. Each tour group has a maximum of six people allowed. If a group is larger than six, two separate time slots will need to be booked. Tours are offered from noon to 5:45 p.m. and are $100 per person. To check availability and purchase tickets, click here.

“To top off our 25th season in the scream making business, bringing back these two holiday events was an absolute must,” said Ben Armstrong, NETHERWORLD Haunted House Co-Creator. “This is a gift from us to our fans, true haunt enthusiasts who haven’t had the chance to go behind the scenes, but have always wanted to. Now is their chance to get the full experience up close and personal and to deeply explore what makes NETHERWORLD a must visit year after year!”

Then, on Saturday, Dec. 18, back by popular demand, NETHERWORLD will undergo a holiday transformation and reopen for one night only for A Haunted Holiday. Guests will experience a full production and encore performance of RISE OF THE NETHERSPAWN, but this time with a yuletide-fueled takeover. Expect visits from seasonally inspired monsters like Krampus and Yeti, holiday themed scenes, and more. This event will be extremely limited capacity, will offer timed ticketing, and is a great way to experience the acclaimed haunted house without the larger crowds that you would encounter during the regular season in October. Upon exiting the attraction, guests will be able to enjoy NETHERWORLD’s holiday themed Midway entertainment area and gift shop chock full of great Christmas gifts for the lover of all things spooky. Open from 6:30-9:30 p.m., online general admission tickets are $25.95, and SpeedPass tickets are $39.95.

On the respective day for each event, Laser Adventure Battle Arena, the four Escape Room Games and the Monster Museum will be open. Tickets for both the Lights on Tour and A Haunted Holiday are on sale now. It is highly encouraged to purchase tickets online, in advance as both events have an extremely limited capacity and will sell out. To purchase tickets for the Lights on Tour on Saturday, Dec. 11, please click here. To purchase tickets for A Haunted Holiday on Saturday, Dec. 18, please click here.

Know before you go…read up on all of NETHERWORLD’s COVID-19 guidelines and procedures here: www.fearworld.com/wordpress/faq.

EPICUREAN HOTEL, EPICUREAN THEATRE UPCOMING EVENTS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21

Tickets here.

Holiday Baking: Brunch of Champions

Schedule: Sunday, December 12, 11.00 am – 1:00 pm

Price: $75

Around the holidays, family traditions and joyful memories often revolve around baking pastries and those sweet treats we love. From nutmeg to ginger to cranberry, it’s the time of year where we can let our favorite flavors shine. Who better to take a tip or two from, than Epicurean’s very own in-house pastry chef, Sabrina Coombs. You may recognize Sabrina as a contestant from Food Network’s hit tv show, Holiday Baking Championship! Featuring four courses of both sweet and savory pastry bites complete with brunch pairings, join us for a seasonal dive into holiday baking and enjoy a brunch of champions!

MENU

Cranberry Doughnuts

Savory Herb & Cheese Popover

Red Velvet Cinnamon Roll

Frozen Gingersnap Swiss Roll

*Paired with festive brunch cocktails.

ABOUT THE CHEF

Born in London, and raised in Atlanta, Sabrina Coombs has made it her mission to bring European techniques to the diverse flavors of modern southern baking. After training as a ballerina in performing arts school, Sabrina decided to take her creative outlet into the kitchen and hasn’t looked back. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu and has held positions at Atlas Buckhead and Four Seasons Atlanta, before recently finding her home at Epicurean Atlanta.

Sabrina’s pastry style is focused – she creates simple, elegant desserts that are full flavor. For Sabrina, food is passion, a sense of community and engagement that brings family and friends together.

When not whipping up sweets, you can find her doing outdoor activities taking her dog Lucky for hikes and yoga in the park. She spends a lot of her free time engaging with her three sisters and her sweet nephew, Noah. She’s loves laughing and having a good time with her loved ones and does the same with her Epicurean family!

PARKING

Complimentary 3-hour valet validation is provided.

Wine For Holiday Fare

Schedule: Saturday, December 18, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Price: $125.00

ane Garvey (wine educator) & Ewart Wardhaugh (Epicurean Atlanta)
Everybody has different ideas about what makes a good traditional holiday meal. Staple foods and key dishes vary from one culture – and country – to another. From seafood in Spain, to kosher foods for Hanukkah, there is much to be explored in the realm of holiday fare. And when family gathers, there will likely be a variety of wine preferences, from dry to sweet, and from white to pink to red. In this wine and food pairing, we’ll explore a range of wines from a wide swath of wine regions that will pair well with a broad selection of holiday flavors. From classics to some novel ideas, there is nothing better during the holiday season than a good surprise.

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Potato Latkes, Apple Sauce, Sour Cream

Festive Scallop Pork Belly Siu Mai

Basque Marmitako Salad, Fingerling Potatoes, Green Chili Sofrito Mojo

Egyptian Roast Leg of Lamb “Fattah” Pomegranate Eggplant, Tahini Labneh

Sweet Grass Griffin Grits Cheesecake

*Wine pairings provided to accompany each course

ABOUT THE TALENT

Jane F. Garvey

Jane F. Garvey holds a doctorate in Romance languages from the University of Georgia, and uses that skill set to visit wineries all over the world, from Europe to the United States and Canada, as well as the southern hemisphere. She has written about wine for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Wine Report, the newsletter for the Atlanta Wine School, and Lake Oconee Living magazine. She has taught wine classes for a variety of private clients. Currently, she is on the board of the Georgia Trustees Wine & Spirits Competition, which she co-founded with two colleagues, to recognize the quality of Georgia’s rapidly growing wine world, as well as meads, ciders and distilled spirits. Jane also writes regularly for Georgia magazine, published by Oglethorpe Power. She holds the Certified Specialist of Wine designation granted by the Society of Wine Educators. Glassware and serving temperature issues will also be presented.

Ewart Wardhaugh

With an innate passion for cooking, Wardhaugh’s interest took root at home where he grew up in a culinary household, helping host his family’s dinner parties. At 15, his first stint as a dishwasher sealed his fate in the industry and his life was soon engulfed by the culinary world. Throughout his career, Wardhaugh embarked on a world tour that led him to the Lanesborough Hotel in London, and the Raffles Hotel and Resort in Singapore. His first U.S. venture at the Bellagio in Las Vegas proved to be a major milestone, as he oversaw its 22 food and beverage outlets. Wardhaugh continued his upwards trajectory at prestigious hotels around the world, including Barbados, Australia, and Dubai.

Most recently, Wardhaugh acted as the regional executive chef for Wolfgang Puck Catering in Los Angeles, a multi-faceted company with catering, events, corporate dining, restaurants, and, most notably, the Oscars Governors Ball. With years under his belt, Wardhaugh was named a finalist in the Académie Culinaire de France’s Annual Award of Excellence, a Salon Culinaire winner, a semifinalist in the gourmet category of the Taste of Scotland Challenge, and a finalist for the “Young Scottish Chef of the Year” at age 20. With a hand in menu development, training implementation, menu tasting activities and global industry trends, Wardhaugh looks to create his place within the buzzing culinary scene of Atlanta as Executive Chef at Epicurean Atlanta.

PARKING

Complimentary 3-hour valet validation is provided.