Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What’s poppin’ in ATL during Halloween Weekend: Part One

Boos, brews, and grub galore starting 
October 31st through the weekend!


In ATL, restaurants, breweries, and pubs take Halloween very seriously, so from Wild Heaven, to Red Brick, TAP, an 80s Zombie Prom at Cypress, and even the introduction of the world’s first “black tequila” made by Moda on Sunday, here is Part One of what’s poppin’ straight from the sources! Oh, and of course, you have to hit up Netherworld, one of the world's best haunted houses, before they shut down for next season...

Be safe out there!

TAP and Red Brick Team Up for special cask in Midtown, 
October 31st, 5 to 8 p.m.
TAP and Red Brick are teaming up this Halloween to offer you a witchin’ good time! Red Brick's lead brewer, Steve Anderson, will be on hand this Friday, October 31 from 5-8pm. He will be bringing in a specialty cask of pumpkin imperial stout, and 2 additional kegs of coffee/chocolate porter, as well as Laughing Skull with Werther’s originals candy.
Chef McCormick’s will also be dishing out some scary good Halloween treats:
·         Candied Gala Apples - brown butter & rum caramel, chopped peanuts
·         Frog Legs & Slime - crispy frog legs with cilantro chili & vinaigrette
·         Pork "Brains" - pork dumplings tossed in a sweet chili soy and scallion
·         These items can be ordered a la carte or as a pairing at your table. Flights of each cask will also be available for $12.00.
While you’re there, take a guess at how many candy corns we have in our jar. The winner will receive a $50 TAP gift certificate!
For more information, visit or call 404.347.2220.
TAP is located at 1180 Peachtree Street | Atlanta, GA 30309

Cypress Street Pint & Plate – 80s Zombie Prom - October 31st, 8 p.m.
(See flyer above)
On Friday, October 31st, walkers from across the city will gather at Cypress Street Pint and Plate in their finest for an evening of thrills during the inaugural Cypress 80s Zombie Prom. Beginning at 8 p.m., makeup artists will provide guests with zombie “make-unders” to help transform Midtown’s favorite neighborhood haunt into a retro 80s style prom scene.  Sponsored by Lonerider Brewing Company, VIP guests can indulge in unlimited Lonerider brews as they dance the night away to the decade’s best hits courtesy of DJ Pat O’Brien. In the spirit of tradition, Cypress will award the evening’s best-dressed pair the coveted titles of Zombie Prom King and Queen, as guests capture the evening’s best moments in an undead photo booth, complete with a backdrop to set the theme. Additionally, in an effort to give back to the community, Cypress will donate a portion of VIP ticket sales to The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to Atlanta restaurant industry members in need. General admission is free and VIP tickets are available for $25 at Cypress is located at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125 in Midtown Atlanta.  For more information, visit or call 404.815.9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter and Instagram at @CypressStreet and Facebook at   

Wild Heaven throws down on Halloween day from 5:30, on!

Coldbrews Oyster Bar and Grill – Halloween Costume Contest
October 31st, 8 p.m. 
On Friday, October 31st, guests are encouraged to dress up and dine out with Coldbrews Oyster Bar and Grill in Roswell for Halloween. The Georgia Red Clay band will provide live music beginning at 9 p.m. while guests compete for the best costume. First place winners will take home $100, second place will be awarded $50 and third place $25. Costumes are not just for the contest; however, all dressed up guests will receive 20 percent off their bill for the night. Dance the night away with great music, friends, $2 Fireball and Jager shots and more ghoulish drink specials. Coldbrews Oyster Bar and Grill is located at 880 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. For more information, please visit at call (678) 639-7297. Stay connected at and on Twitter and Instagram @coldbrewsgrill.

Winter Wren – Trick-o-Treat Halloween Celebration
October 31st, 6 p.m. 
Join Winter Wren for a spooktacular celebration this Halloween. Beginning at 6 p.m. on October 31st, all ages and pups are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit at the stylish boutique with trick-or-treating, spooky cupcake decorating, a costume contest and more.  All guests in costumes (or if guests are simply escorting their favorite little monsters or furry costumed friends) will receive 20% off all purchases that evening. Winter Wren is located at the corner of 1004 N. Highland Avenue NE in the heart of Virginia Highland.  For more information visit or call (404) 888-9736.  Join the fashionable conversation on Instagram and Twitter at @winterwrenatl. 

Red Pepper Taqueria – Day of the Dead Celebration
November 1st, 5 p.m.
Head to Red Pepper Taqueria on Saturday, November 1st as they celebrate Day of the Dead at both the Briarcliff and Buckhead locations. With live music, traditional decorations, specialty cocktails, $3 Harpoon UFO Pumpkin drafts, and cuisine created by chef and owner Mimmo Alboumeh, all ages are welcome to experience an unforgettable day that also includes complimentary face painting from 5 to 7 p.m. at Briarcliff and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Buckhead.  Lynnette Della Luce will be preforming at 7 PM at the Briarcliff location while Upang will be preforming at the Buckhead location at 7 PM. Kids are also invited to create their own masks, while specially designed masks from the Red Pepper team will be available for purchase and 100% of proceeds will be donated to their co-worker and popular bartender Jonathan “Spanky” Billick to help cover medical expenses in his fight against stage III melanoma cancer. Red Pepper is located in Decatur at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and in Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305.  For more information, visit Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @redpepperatl and on Facebook at

Mezcalito’s Cocina & Tequila Bar in Grant Park: Dia de los Muertos with Moda Tequila November 2nd 6 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the Dia de los Muertos at Mezcalito’s Cocina & Tequila Bar in Grant Park with a black tequila tasting featuring Moda!
Moda Tequila, the world’s first black tequila, and Mezcalito’s invite you to come by for a taste of the dark side, as they celebrate the Day of the Dead with an event that’s sure to respect the dead.
An owner of Moda Tequila will be on hand to educate and explain the process of making his liquid refreshment and there will be giveaways and wonderful food made by Mezcalito’s to enhance the smoky flavor of this high quality liquor.
Date: Sunday, November 2nd
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Place: Mezcalito’s Cocina & Tequila Bar
            304 Oakland Avenue
            Atlanta, GA  30312
Price: $25 – gets you three tequila tastes and three appetizer dishes, plus giveaways and chances to win other prizes.

For tickets, reserve your spots at: or call: 678-705-7008

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Beer Dinner Alert! Meehan’s celebrates the Walking Dead this Thursday!

You gotta love the originality of this one!


With my extra fond love for beer dinners, I want to make sure y’all see why. Here is one that gets a ten for originality on Thursday, October 30, at Meehan’s in Sandy Springs (227 Sandy Springs Place, #416, Atlanta, GA 30328) celebrating the hit show created right here in Georgia, Walking Dead. There is even a “pregame” from 5 – 7:00 p.m.! And don’t worry, serving human flesh is illegal so Meehan’s thankfully didn’t stay too true to the zombie theme. Instead, below is the kickass menu and ale pairings courtesy of Athens, Georgia’s Terrapin Beer Company.  


Monday, October 27, 2014

Anderson Valley is throwing down at The Porter right now!

AVBC Brewmaster Fal Allen is showing off his mastery in 
Lil' Five Points, ya heard?

So I just got in town from Cleveland and Pittsburgh and a wave of gangster brew has already hit me upon arrival to the ATL! This time around, it's Boonville, California's Anderson Valley Brewing Company and their revered Brewmaster Fal Allen throwing down at one of the best beer bars in the world, The Porter, right now for one night only! Here is what they are pouring so get it in while the gettin's good! This is some once-in-a-lifetime sh*t right here! 
Brother Fal chillin'. (Photo from AVBC)

  • Winter Solstice
  • Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout
  • Mendo Mello
  • Rye Helles
  • The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose
  • Thribble Currant
  • Brother David’s Double
  • Brother David’s Triple
  • Boont Amber
  • Hop Ottin’ IPA
  • Heelch O’Hops Double IPA
  • El Steinber Dark Lager
  • Blood Orange Gose
  • Mowkeef Saison
  • Horse Tongue Wheat


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Update! New Holland, Prairie Ales and GA Craft Beer Fest are coming!

It's on in Georgia!


Although I will be heading to Pittsburgh and Cleveland to do some more Cruisin’ For A Brewsin’ (stay tuned for that coverage), I wanted to continue making sure all of my homies know about what else is cracking for Atlanta Beer Week.
Besides the stellar tap takeovers at top-of-the-class bars including The Porter, Brick Store, and Argosy, there is the Georgia Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Candler Park, featuring arts, live entertainment, grub from the city’s top food trucks, and more than 100 craft beers to sample from all over the great state of Georgia! Indulge safely.
Here’s more info:
Oh! And New Holland is pouring some gangster tonight and I want to give a formal "Whaddup!" to the debut of Kregs, Oklahoma’s Prairie Artisan Ales at the Argosy tomorrow (Friday) with both starting at 5. We will certainly welcome you with open arms!
See y’all soon!



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Argosy goes gangster for Atlanta Beer Week!

Atlanta Beer Week starts on October 18th through the 25th and East Atlanta's Argosy is set to show off!


I just celebrated my birthday at the Argosy due to a lot of homies working there (thanks for the love Armando, Donald and staff), a lot of fellow brew nuts living close by, and hell, it's one of my top 5 spots to get the best beer available in ATL. 
Well, to show how dedicated the Argosy is, here is what they have brewing for Atlanta Beer Week starting on October 18th through the 25th. Bell's, the Georgia debut of Krebs, Oklahoma's Prairie, Evil Twin, Westbrook, New Holland and the Beer Camp roster will be featured and I am loving it! 
Ultimately, the whole week will be nuts. I mean come on, I stick by my claim of Atlanta being one of the sickest beer cities in the nation (a good sick I mean). This special week will help solidify my word is legit.
Below is what the official website is saying to keep us in suspense. They also have a Facebook page and Twitter. Of course, I've got your back too when it comes to updates so be ready!