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8 Great Places for Monday Night Football!

  1. far crescere pene STATS -This downtown Atlanta sports hub has long been a go-to for fans seeking an upscale spot to catch the game. Offering an expansive patio, gorgeous views of the skyline and a massive, three-story, industrial-style space filled with wall-to-wall sports coverage, you’ll find ample options for viewing and cheering on multiple teams at once. Traditional American pub fare rules, and you’d do well to go with the wood-fired cheeseburger or barbecue ribs with macaroni and cheese. Special events and beer specials are a regular occurrence, so check social media when planning your outing to avoid giant crowds and to get the biggest bang for your buck.
  2. Plush booths, dark hardwoods, soft lighting and excellent food make tecnica allungamento pene Dantanna’s appealing both as a sports bar and as a solid restaurant in its own right. On game days, the restaurant fills up quick, so you’d do best to come early and grab a seat at the bar–where drinks are strong, service is friendly and conversation is constant. Among the best perks of this swanky sports bar are the food. While the list of 50+ beers is enticing, you’re missing out if you skip on dinner.
  3. benessere del pene Brewhouse Cafe – Little Five Points’ neighborhood sports pub offers up a distinctive British vibe. On any given night, the bar’s televisions broadcast not just football, baseball and soccer, but cricket and rugby, too. Typical pub food fills the menu (think calamari, burgers and fish and chips) with a range of craft beers available for order by the pint, brew and pitcher.
  4. cazo piu grande Hudson Grille – Sports fanatics will find a welcome respite at Hudson Grille, where televised sports dominate the space. Locations are abundant throughout the area, A respectable number of wine and beers fill the list, but it’s the ambitious quantity of shooters and $5 pinnacle martinis that take top honors. Not limited to pub food, your choices include a range of home-cooked comfort eats too.
  5. Taco Mac Sports Grill – If the 25 locations around the Atlanta area are any indicator, this all-American Southeastern sports chain enjoys robust local support. Numerous televisions, cheery service and a family-friendly environment make this a no-brainer when you’re looking to please a diverse group. While all of the locations share a similar vibe.  Grab a seat in front of your game of choice, get a round of craft beers and disregard the name when ordering. Though both Mexican and macaroni are on the menu, this is more of a burger and wings place, so order accordingly.
  6. Milltown Tavern – This family-owned neighborhood joint fills up with locals seeking a cold beer, solid pub food and consistently good service. Though it doesn’t advertise itself as a sports bar, this little Cabbagetown gem regularly airs sporting events on its TVs, and is a good place to pull up a seat if you happen to be in the area come game day. Given the easy-going atmosphere and the location in this arty in-town ‘hood, it’s a nice find if you’re seeking a spot where the owners and waitstaff are apt to greet you by name. Burgers are their specialty, so order one with a side of tots.
  7. Fado Irish Pub – Buckhead’s long-standing Irish pub is a choice option for those who prefer being part of a rowdy crowd come game day. View the website before heading in to keep tabs on the featured game of the eve–they’re big on showing European games live, so soccer fans, head on in!  Stay for dinner (get something Irish like the shepherd’s pie, all-day Irish breakfast or fish and chips) and make a night out of it.

Another Eclectic Weekend of Fun!

  1.  North Georgia State Fair  September 21 – Oct. 1, 2017 has rides, fair food, animals, and country/Christian concerts in Marietta. Expect lines.
  2. The Cheese Fest Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park  September 23, 2017 (1 to 8 p.m.) Taste samples from cheese and artisan food producers, taste grilled cheese entries, visit the cash bar, and hear live music.  Kids 12 and younger free.
  3. East Atlanta Strut  September 23, 2017 includes five stages of live music and comedy, a wacky parade at 2 p.m., an artists’ market, kids’ village, and food vendors at Glenwood Ave. SE & Flat Shoals Ave. SE. Free.
  4. Fall Folklife Festival  September 23 – 24, 2017 has local artists demonstrating blacksmithing, beekeeping, woodworking, and cooking; local musicians playing folk and bluegrass music; and food with a cash bar at Atlanta History Center.
  5.  Atlanta Zine Fest  September 23 – 24, 2017 has vendors, guest speakers, and workshops at Murmur. Free. A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication.
  6. Atlanta Streets Alive, September 24, 2017 (2 to 6 p.m.) Downtown Atlanta
    has free entertainment and activities for all ages. It happens on Peachtree Street & Broad Street (from 17th Street in the north to Mitchell Street in the south).

 

Hipster Yard Sale this Weekend!

Just saw this and wanted to pass it on!  Can’t wait to go!

Hipster Yard Sale: September 23rd, 9am-4pm

at Chapel Hill Park in Decatur

Be sure to stop by and check out the most diverse collection of vendors in Atlanta. Vintage Clothes, Vinyl Records, Art, Esoteric Ephemera, Handcrafted Goods, and Artisanal delights!. Our last event saw over 60 vendors and we hope to be bigger this time around.

Little Five Points

If you are heading out to the Beltline this weekend make sure you take some time to visit Little Five Points.  There are so many things to see and do you won’t be disappointed!  This weird eclectic neighborhood filled with indie businesses is a joy to behold.  It is one of Atlanta’s walkable neighborhoods and is the perfect place to spend the day watching the diversified groups of people that land here.

Tourists, musicians, young and old, you will find something to enjoy in Little Five Points.  Make sure you don’t miss the mural that spans the entire width of the 7 Stages building.  As a matter of fact you find art everywhere from the mosaic in Finley Plaza to the decorative design of the buildings.

For the shoppers in the family don’t miss out on Criminal Records  or Wax N Facts for all your music needs. Psycho SistersThe Junkman’s DaughterStephan’s Vintage ClothingThe Clothing Warehouse, and Rag-O-Rama will give you plenty of places to shop til you drop.

Tired of shopping?  No worries!   There are plenty of places to stop for a cocktail or a bite to eat.  Go to The Vortex for a burger to die for, Front Page News bar and grill, Savage PizzaZestosand Tiajuana Garage for your Mexican food fix.  For your drinking pleasure don’t miss The Yacht Club or   The Wrecking Bar Pub.

Other highlights are Sevanada Natural Foods,  Outback Bikes,  Dad’s Garage Theatre Company,  Variety Playhouseand Seven Stages Playhouse.

 

Top 5 Picks for Music Lovers This Weekend

  1. One Musicfest  September 8-9 Lakewood Ampitheatre offers a full day of soul, hip-hop, alternative, and rock music from national and local acts.
  2. Atlanta Botanical Gardens September 7 & 8  Garden Party on the 7th invites you to explore the Edible Garden as you stroll with a gin cocktail, hear live music, and watch cooking demonstrations at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Optional dinner. Concerts in the Garden features national acts. The 8th is Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love & Comedy” Tour.
  3. 9th Annual Beltline Latern Parade is a glowing procession of light, music, and color that goes from 660 Irwin Street to Piedmont Park. Free. Starts at 630pm.
  4. Little 5 Points Arts Alive offers a variety of local bands and music styles.  September 9 & 10 at Findley & Davis Plazas at the corner of Euclid and Moreland Avenues.  Starts at 5pm.
  5. Don’t forget Sunset Sessions in Piedmont Park on Sunday!

 

 

 

Last Chance this Season: A Night of Improv In the Park !

 Wednesday Night Improv In the Park at Atlantic Station!

Starts At: 8:00PM

Admission is Free!

Atlantic Station is proud to partner with the Whole World Improv Theatre for a summer of laughs. The show kicks off the first Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. in Central Park.

 If you can’t make it out Wednesday there is still plenty to do at Atlantic Station this weekend!

Friday night enjoy live music from Noah Cothern and the Guys in Ties .

Saturday and Sunday enjoy shopping at the Artist Market.  Don’t forget to cool off with Steel City Pops!

Top 8 Picks for Labor Day Weekend

  1. Get ready for nonstop excitement as Dragon Con takes over downtown Atlanta for Labor Day weekend.  Events start on the 1st and rub through the 4th.  Be sure to catch the parade at 10am on the 2nd on Peachtree Street downtown – it keeps getting bigger and better every year.
  2. Calloway Gardens will be hosting its 19th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival!   The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long.  Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live musicbeach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There’s something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations and entertaining performers.
  3. Go to Marietta for the 31st Annual Art in the Park the 2nd through the 4th from 10am to 5pm.  This free event features local and national artists, a street chalk art display and a children’s art gallery!
  4. Head north to East Ellijay for Smokin’ Up the Mountains.  This new event features a barbecue competition and craft beers.
  5. Rather have Soul Food?  Check out the Taste of Soul next to the Mercedes Benz Stadium.  From 11am to 9pm on the 2nd  admission is free but don’t forget your lawn chairs!  Good food, good music, lots of fun!
  6. Head to Conyers on the 3rd for the 12 annual Caribbean Jerk Festival.  Runs from noon to 10pm – go for the food but stay for the music!
  7. Head to Decatur for their annual Book Festival  that features a book fair and signings, live music, workshops and more.  You can enjoy this festival anytime the 1st through the 3rd.
  8. Last but not least head to Buckhead Kick Off Mania on Friday night. 6pm – 2am the ultimate block party with 13 participating bars!

The Land of the Walking Dead and more…

North, south, east or west there is always a great place to visit outside of Atlanta.

Located just 50 miles south of Atlanta, Senoia is a must see for Walking Dead fans!

When you get there the first stop should always be the Walking Dead Store and Museum and then you can follow it up  with a guided tour of filming locations.  Since shooting is gearing up again you never know what photo ops will arise!  Finish the morning off with lunch at the Walking Dead Cafe or one of the other local eating places like the Tomato House or Katie Lou’s Cafe.

 

Everyone in the family not a Walking Dead fan?  Don’t worry there is plenty to see and do for everyone!

Attractions:

 

The Buggy Shop Museum  Open April to October, the third Saturday and Sunday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m

Senoia Area Historical Society Museum  Senoia Area Historical Society Museum is open for tours Fridays and Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00. Admission is free. Five rooms and a research library in the 1870’s historic home give visitors a glimpse into Senoia past and present. Come enjoy the history, the stories, and the heritage.

Recreational Trails  The City has recreational trails in Marimac Lakes Park and along Rockaway Road.

Creative Canvas   This is where art is love – a great place for birthday parties,
bachelorette parties, private lessons, and weekend Sip N Paint classes

Raleigh Studios, Atlanta formerly Riverwood Studios chose Senoia because of its beautiful homes and scenery. Movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes, The War, and Andersonville have been filmed at Riverwood Studios located just outside the city limits of Senoia. The film industry has seen a recent resurgence in Georgia due to an attractive tax incentive program from the State. To date two dozen film and television projects have used the city as a backdrop.

Veranda Bed & Breakfast Listed on the National Register for Historic Places, this historic Greek revival mansion inn was built in 1906 as the Hollberg Hotel. Here Margaret Mitchell interviewed Civil War veterans to write “Gone With the Wind.”

Shopping:

Southern Ground Gallery  Shop the Shelly Brown fall collection early! Don’t miss 20% off entire store and the build your own Bloody Mary bar. Sunday  August 27th from 2-5pm

Carriage House Country Antiques & Gifts Featuring country antiques and collectibles, gift items and custom picture frames and mats

Gail’s Antiques   Featuring a variety of vendors and collectibles – visit their site on Facebook.com

 

 

 

Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for two days of nonstop fun on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, 2017. Presented by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC), a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, renovation, beautification and maintenance of historic Grant Park, the 15th annual festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 2017 festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, Bold Rock Cider, and Frida Khalo Tequila and Status Vodka cocktails and more.

Each year we welcome more than 200 artists working in a wide variety of materials, media and price ranges. If you are looking for something new, something unique or something special, the Summer Shade Festival Artist Market is the place to find it. Expect to discover everything from handmade soap to original oil paintings and from leather goods to statement jewelry. You will be delighted by the quality and variety of artists who join our festival.

Each year, runners, walkers and strollers are invited to kick off the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, a two-day arts and music festival on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K. The 15th annual race hosted by Grant Park’s premiere real estate company will take place Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 8 a.m. and once again feature a 5K, a free kid’s Tot Trot for ages 5 and under and a Stroller Stroll along the race course. With all proceeds benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy and its efforts to restore the park, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Also serving as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, the Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K will feature an awards ceremony, and participants ages 21 and up will receive a complimentary draft beer with a valid ID and race bib courtesy of Bill Adams & Adams Realtors at Dakota Blue. To pre-register or for more information, visit www.summershadefestival.org/.

Murals, Sculpture, Photography, and so much more.

Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine returns to bring visual art and performance to miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor in 2017.

I’ve heard such great things about this, I can’t wait to check this out this year!  The largest outdoor temporary public art project in the American South, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine  includes visual artists, performers, musicians and historic preservationists; placing working professionals alongside emerging artists.

Help Illuminate One of Atlanta’s Great New Traditions!

Join the fun on September 9th from 8pm-11pm as the Lantern Parade kicks off the 2017 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition! Check out a recap of the 2016 parade, and see photos from past parades in our Art on the Atlanta BeltLine photo gallery.

The Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade debuted on the Atlanta art scene in 2010, and has been growing ever since. In 2012, there were 1,200 participants and tailgaters along the parade route, and in 2015, the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade brought together more than 60,000 people for an awe-inspiring spectacle of lights and sounds.

Light It Up! Learn How to Make Lanterns!

Hold up a light for the Atlanta BeltLine! Your creative participation is what makes the magic! Like the Lantern Parade, this workshop is created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. Click here for workshop schedules.

Where is the Atlanta BeltLine?

The planned Atlanta BeltLine utilizes an existing 22-mile historic rail corridor that encircles the City of Atlanta as its foundation, all within a few miles of Downtown. Current open sections include: