Monday, November 12, 2018

Here are some things poppin’ in ATL while the holiday season kicks off!



Ponce City Market is just one of the destinations hosting events to get us ready for the holidays. Read below for more activities, specials and events ATL has to offer.


Whaddup!
Atlanta always have something going on especially during the holiday season. Starting on the 13th, it’s on! Here are some very cool events and ideas that pretty much involve pleasing your palate!

Cheers!
Ale

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675 Ponce de Leon Ave.

Tues., Nov. 13 – “Gusto di Italia” Wine Tasting Series
Beginning tomorrow (November 13), Brezza Cucina's Beverage Director Don Pirone will host a wine tasting class the second Tuesday of every month focusing on a different region in Italy. Guests can enjoy an interactive learning and tasting experience centered around four wines from the restaurant's cultivated selection. Snacks will be served from Brezza Cucina's newly debuted Burrata & Raw Bar. Each class begins at 7pm and is $30 to attend, and reservations can be made by emailing candace@brezzacucina.com and keith@brezzacucina.com.

Mon., Nov. 12, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 – Kids Pizza-Making Classes
Brezza Cucina is now offering Kids Pizza-Making Classes the second Monday of every month! The restaurant's culinary team will teach little chefs how to stretch pizza dough before they top pies themselves and watch as the pizzas bake in the restaurant's wood fire oven. Classes cost $25 per child, including a complimentary glass of wine for mom or dad, and are held from 5-7pm. Participation can be reserved by emailing candace@brezzacucina.com and keith@brezzacucina.com. Upcoming classes will be held on November 12 (SOLD OUT), December 10, January 14, etc. on the second Monday of the month.

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Ponce City Market & The Battery

On Nov. 15 at The Battery location, El Super Pan is hosting a special three-course dinner inspired by South American Parrillada flavors. The barbecue will feature perfectly seasoned and grilled cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and sausages, along with a variety of roasted vegetables, red wine and beer pairings from Chile and Argentina. The night will end on a sweet note with traditional desserts of flan and alfajores. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online.

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1465 Howell Mill Rd NE

Sat., Nov. 17 - UrbanTree Friendsgiving
UrbanTree is hosting a special Friendsgiving event on Nov. 17, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Guests are invited to sip cider, purchase food from Low-Co Motion food truck, and take advantage of a 10% sale on bottles of cider to-go, the perfect fall drink for bringing to the Thanksgiving table.

Fri., Nov. 16 - Hand Picked Comedy
Hand Picked Comedy is back at UrbanTree! This month’s featured performers include Benton Hickerson, Laura Peek, and Olivia Cathcart, all hosted by Ian Aber. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

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S. Main Street, Alpharetta

Through Wed., Nov 21 - Holiday Cakes
South Main Kitchen’s coveted holiday cakes are now available! Made fresh to order by the restaurant’s pastry chef, the cakes are available in two varieties: Coconut Doberge, a vanilla bean cake with coconut German buttercream and flaked coconut and Double Dark Chocolate, a decadent dark chocolate cake made with bittersweet chocolate frosting and Maldon salt flakes.

South Main Kitchen’s holiday cakes can be pre-ordered at the restaurant or by calling (678) 691-4622 with pick-up through Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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123 East Court Square (Decatur)

Celebrate the Holiday Season at The White Bull!
Whether you’re planning an office holiday celebration or a gathering with friends and family, The White Bull has you covered. Offering special lunch, dinner, and hors d’oeuvres menus for semi-private events, The White Bull will work with you to ensure your holiday celebration is a success. Lunch pricing begins at $35/person, and dinner begins at $55/person. Pricing varies for the hors d’oeuvre menu, which can be served at a cocktail-style reception or at table celebrations. See here for The White Bull’s event catering menu options and pricing, and to book an event, email info@whitebullatl.com.

Don't miss wine concierge Kelly of A Cork in the Road and her beer-loving competitor as they pair one beer and one wine with each dish for an exclusive four-course dinner at The White Bull. Guests will select which beverage they think pairs best with each course, ultimately putting the “wine vs beer” debate to rest! A wine enthusiast and experienced tasting consultant, Kelly will help guests define their personal preferences in a fun, approachable way. Guests can expect to come away with a deepened understanding of the flavors, smells, and styles of wine and beer that they prefer most. Tickets can be purchased here for $65 per person.

Join The White Bull’s Beverage Director Matthew Scott as he traces the story of the cocktail. This event series provides attendees with a detailed history of our nation’s most memorable and iconic cocktail recipes, along with tastes of each throughout the lesson. Guests, who must be 21+ to attend, can choose their favorite concoction from the list and work with Matthew to recreate it for themselves.

This Saturday’s topic, “Prohibition in the Dark Ages” will be hosted on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12:30-2:30pm. The lesson will cover the history of the American prohibition, and the well-known cocktail concoctions that developed as a result. Tickets are $55/person and can be purchased online here.
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675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Nov. 19-20 - Batter Cookie Dough Counter’s One-Year Anniversary
Celebrate one year of edible cookie dough with Batter at PCM! From Monday, Nov. 19 through Tuesday, Nov. 20, the shop will offer an anniversary special to all guests from 11am-9pm. Cookie dough lovers can purchase a scoop of cookie dough and receive a second scoop for 50% off!

Thanksgiving carbs are covered by Root Baking Co.! The newly opened shop inside Ponce City Market is now offering pre-orders for the holidays both online and in person. Selections include heirloom apple pie (made with apple-ginger filling and stone-milled flour crust), chocolate pecan pie, multigrain and sourdough breads, biscotti, lemon and chocolate shortbread cookies, and more. All Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Nov. 19.

Join Williams Sonoma at Ponce City Market for an exciting event celebrating the launch of The Final Table, a new global culinary competition series from Netflix. In the show, chefs from around the world face off as they attempt to master cuisines from nine different countries. While guests don’t have to compete for a title, they’ll get to experience a glimpse of the show brought to life in this special cooking class.
Inspired by the global array of dishes featured on The Final Table, this exciting event will take a deep dive into Spain’s diverse flavors with a special paella cooking demonstration along with additional recipes for guests to bring a special taste of Italy and Mexico back home with them, including Spaghetti al Limone, Chicken Tacos, and Guacamole. Tickets are $10 per person and include a live cooking demonstration and paella paired with cider from friends at Shacksbury Cider. Proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry in their fight against childhood hunger.

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656 N. Highland Ave NE

Calling all Travel Channel fans! The television network will be at Sweet Auburn on Nov. 13 to film for their “Food Paradise” show from 12-2pm. Guests are invited to stop by for lunch for their chance to be featured on the show.

Wed., Nov. 28 - No-Shave November Night
Sponsored by The Shave Barbershop Atlanta, visit Sweet Auburn BBQ to support men’s health on Nov. 28. From 7-10pm, there will be prizes for unique beards, and all guests can enjoy food and drinks specials with raffle proceeds benefiting No-Shave November, an organization devoted to raising cancer awareness.
255 Ottley Drive

Now Available at Lake Burrito!
Local coffee roaster East Pole is now available at Lake Burrito, the Cumming, Georgia-based restaurant serving fresh Mexican cuisine! East Pole’s “Traffic” coffee blend is available on drip by the cup, with iced coffee served alongside the restaurant’s weekend breakfast menu of tacos, burritos, salads and more.

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1317 Logan Circle NW

Just launched - #ThisIsMySecondSelf
Second Self has launched their #ThisIsMySecondSelf campaign, celebrating the side hustles and passions of the community. Inspired by their co-founders story of leaving desk jobs to brew beer, the brewery is asking people to use the hashtag for the chance to be featured on their social media and cheers with friends over free beers!

Now available - Junipa
Second Self has released its cold weather seasonal Junipa (6.4% ABV). A spruce beer inspired by gin, Junipa returns in 2018, featuring ingredients juniper and rosemary. The beer is now available on draft at Second Self’s taproom in Atlanta and on draft and in cans in bars and restaurants throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama.

Cheer on the Falcons at Second Self! On Nov. 18, craft beer lovers are invited to the Westside taproom to watch the game. People’s BBQ will be onsite smoking a whole pig and preparing food for purchase, and guests can purchase plates for $15 or an all-you-can-eat option for $25, including side items. Anyone in Falcons gear will also receive a free beer during the game.

Fri., Nov. 23 - Black Friday Sale
Shoppers - include Second Self in your Black Friday route! On Nov. 23, each beer in the tasting room will be $3 and a food truck will be onsite with food for purchase.



Thursday, November 8, 2018

It’s the 2nd Annual Butcher & Brew Fest this Saturday, November 10th in Historic Alpharetta!


 23 craft breweries are about to get their pour on!
Cheers Y'all!
As many of you have seen on especially my Instagram and Twitter, I've been traveling a lot and working on something big regarding diversity in the craft beer community among other things, so forgive the hiatus. Anyway, I am back and of course, my hometown of Atlanta has something popping. This upcoming beer festival called Butcher & Brew Fest happens this Saturday in Historic Alpharetta, GA, from 2-6 pm, and it sounds like an awesome time. We're talking live music, food, games, and yes, brew! I missed the first one and heard great things, so I am rolling to this one; here is the info below and a direct link to tickets so you can join me. 
Look for a lot of other things I have going on via my social media handles, and know that I will stay committed to letting the world know that beer is the most interesting and complex beverage in the world that EVERYONE should enjoy!
Much love!
Here is the official info on Butcher & Brew Fest:
2nd Annual Butcher & Brew Fest To Be Held On Saturday,
November 10th In Historic Alpharetta


Celebration Will Bring Together 23 Craft Breweries from Around the Country
 Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the Atlanta Humane Society


Butcher & Brew Fest, hosted by American gastro sports bar Butcher & Brew in Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District, will be held on Saturday, November 10th, from 2-6pm. The annual outdoor event, now in its second year and larger than before, will celebrate the best of craft beer and feature food, live music, games and more.

Butcher & Brew Fest will bring together 23 craft breweries from the Atlanta area and around the country, including:

Atlanta Area Breweries:
·         Cherry Street Brewing
·         Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
·         Dry County Brewing Co.
·         Gate City Brewing Co.
·         Good Word Brewing
·         Jekyll Brewing
·         Monday Night Brewing
·         Monday Night Brewing
·         New Realm Brewing Company
·         Orpheus Brewing
·         Red Brick Brewing Co.
·         Red Hare Brewing Company
·         Reformation Brewery
·         Scofflaw Brewing Co.
·         Second Self Beer Co.
·         Steady Hand Beer Co.
·         SweetWater Brewing Co.
·         Terrapin Beer Co.

Out of State Breweries:
·         Bell’s Brewery, founded in Michigan
·         Bold Rock Hard Cider from Virginia
·         Boulevard Brewing Co., founded in Missouri
·         Brooklyn Brewery from New York
·         Currahee Brewing Co. from North Carolina
·         Wicked Weed Brewing from North Carolina

Drinks can be paired with complimentary pretzel necklaces and popcorn, and Pine Street Market sausages and hot dogs grilled on a Big Green Egg will be available for purchase. Fire & The Knife will be playing live music throughout the day, and The Photo Bus ATL will be onsite to capture fun keepsakes.

Early bird tickets are selling out fast, but can still be purchased for $35 here. A portion of proceeds from Butcher & Brew Fest will be donated to the Atlanta Humane Society, a nonprofit organization committed to finding homes for adoptable pets.

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Butcher & Brew is an American gastro sports bar located in the soul of Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District. It was founded in 2016 by restaurateur Louis Soon and serves an eclectic and extensive collection of craft beers, paired with bold and tasty twists on sandwiches, bowls and shareable fare. The food program is led by Culinary Director Andy Long. Butcher & Brew has been featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Eater Atlanta and Atlanta Magazine. Butcher & Brew is part of Maven Restaurant Group, which also includes neighboring South Main Kitchen. For more information, please visit: www.butcherandbrewshop.com

Butcher & Brew
3 South Main Street
Alpharetta, Georgia 30009