Friday, June 14, 2024

It’s the 2024 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide!


Let’s Make Some Dads Smile!

Once again, it’s on! 

As always, I did some digging and received some submissions of dope gifts that would make that special dad, husband, uncle, brother, or whoever else has done a commendable job raising someone grin ear to ear. Besides my two cents with some of the items listed below, I included the descriptions shared directly from the providers for precise information. From smell goods, to palate pleasers, clothing, amazing concerts at one of the nation’s elite music venues, the perfect show for hip-hop heads, and a few other items, here is my 2024 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide. Enjoy!

Any Concert At The Eastern Is A Must!

I Say: Stellar music curators Zero Mile is bringing some serious heat to one of the most incredible concert venues in the nation, Atlanta’s The Eastern, this summer, starting tonight! I’m talking RenderHaus @ RenderATL feat. DJ Pee Wee (A.K.A. Anderson .Paak), Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, and The Lox to mention only a few! Get a dad some tickets and blow his mind!

They Say: The Eastern is a state-of- the art venue in the Dairies complex in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta, located right off of the Atlanta Beltline. The venue boasts a multi-tiered floorplan which offers unrivaled sight lines, top of the line sound and lights, spacious floorplan, and rooftop which includes a covered performance space, bar, restaurant and open-air seating.. Full-service bars are conveniently placed around the venue maximizes flow, efficiency and patron experience. The venue has been designed with artists & patrons in mind, to provide the best live music experience possible.

The Shows I’m Going To:

RenderATL Presents RenderHaus @ RenderATL feat. DJ Pee Wee (A.K.A. Anderson .Paak)

DaniLeigh, D SmokeKAMAIYAHCoco & BreezyDJ JMo

Friday, June 14, 2024 - 7:00 PM

Burning Spear featuring Kabaka Pyramid

Friday, June 21, 2024 - 8:00 PM

The Lox

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 8:00 PM

Steel Pulse with Jesse Royal

Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 7:30 PM

Scofflaw Brewing Co. Host First-Ever Bourbon Battle

I Say: Just the sound of this event sounds awesome! This is the first Backyard Bourbon Battle brewing powerhouse Scofflaw has ever hosted, and with it being community driven and bridging the gap between spirits and beer, it’s gotta be a must for dads who imbibe. Tickets can be purchased here

They Say: Scofflaw Brewing Co. is thrilled to host their first-ever Bourbon Battle on Saturday, June 15th at their MacArthur Taproom. From 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, local community teams will go head-to-head in the ultimate whiskey barrel-picking challenge. 

Event goers have the opportunity to sample each team's Kentucky Bourbon and cast votes for their favorite barrel. The team with the most votes will claim the coveted Backyard Bourbon Battle Heavyweight Belt, legendary bragging rights, and win their very own custom bottle. 

Scofflaw’s very own Basement Bourbon will be available for purchase at the event. In addition to bourbon battle and tasting, there will be a variety of food options from local vendors available for purchase and live Bluegrass and Folk music from Atlanta’s very own, Clawdad. 

Tickets can be purchased here. Guests must be 21+ to participate in the bourbon tastings but families are welcome to come and enjoy all of the festivities the backyard has to offer, such as cornhole, bocce ball, basketball, and Foursquare. Rain or shine, the battle will be on! 

City Winery Atlanta and Ed Lover Presents:

“The Live Mix-Tape Band” on June 17th at 8pm!

I Say: I had the pleasure of interviewing hip-hop icon Ed Lover over some craft brews a few years ago, and it was a complete honor. His knowledge, experiences, and hilarious personality is unforgettable. Hearing his take on the history of rap fused with a live band at City Winery is ingenious! Go here for tickets!

They Say: Ed Lover Presents "The Live Mixtape Band" - A Nostalgic Journey Through 90's & 2000's Hip-Hop and R&B. Get ready for a musical blast from the past as the legendary Ed Lover takes you on a captivating journey through the golden era of hip-hop and R&B with his unique event, "Ed Lover Presents The Live Mixtape Band."

VarieTees Honors Hops Through Clothing!

I Say: If you know me, I am all about the threads, and the VarieTees clothing line is connecting two of my passions—beer and gear! Taking hop varieties (see what I did there?) like Simcoe, Cascade, and Mosaic to name a few, VarieTees is making everything from hats to sweatshirts honoring the beer industry’s most cherished flowers in fly fashion.  Show some love to the hops that please your palate the most and grab some pieces!

They Say: VarieTees is a Yakima Chief Hops brand focused on providing socially and environmentally conscious merchandise featuring artwork by a diverse group of illustrators, designers and makers. We seek to celebrate the industry's vibrant portfolio of hops through visual storytelling and collectable goods that are unique to each variety.

We have two new collections that will serve as staple VarieTees apparel: The Flagship Series and Harvest Collection.

Flagship Series: VarieTees® Flagship Series highlights favorite hop varieties Simcoe\, Mosaic, Citra and Cascade. Staple varieties in a classic style is sure to be a long time favorite in your wardrobe. Go here to get your gear today:

Harvest Collection: The HARVEST collection features custom embroidered cones capturing the unique characteristics of some of the most popular hop varieties including Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and Cascade. Go here to get your gear today:

Sweet Auburn Barbecue is Fired Up for Father’s Day!

I Say: A Wu-Tang Chili Sauce sauce created by Sweet Auburn Barbecue? I’m in!

They Say: Give Dad something he really wants this Father’s Day: high-quality barbecue and a side of making memories with friends and family. This Father’s Day, June 16th, Sweet Auburn Barbecue is gifting all fathers a bottle of Sweet Auburn’s Wu-Tang Chili Sauce to complement their at-home grilling.

This award-winning sauce from the Hsu family helps Dad take his grill master skills to the next level—perfect for chicken wings, shrimp, a dipping sauce for fries or dim sum and more. It doesn't end there, open all day for lunch and dinner, both locations will feature a brisket fried rice special alongside their extensive menu that seamlessly merges southern barbecue traditions with Asian cuisine. Sweet Auburn Barbecue is located in Poncey-Highland at 656 N. Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 and in McDonough at 1828 Jonesboro Rd., McDonough, GA 30253. 

For more information, visit Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @sweetauburnbbq. 


Make Father's Day Sweeter With Sugar Shane’s

I Say: If Pops has a sweet tooth, look no further! Sugar Shane’s is no joke!

They Say: Get ready to wow Dad with the sweetest Father's Day treats, courtesy of Sugar Shane’s Gourmet Bakery. The award-winning dessert brand that took the nation by storm with its ginormous and irresistibly decadent cookies, is serving not-to-miss specials just for dads at its four Atlanta locations from Thursday, June 13th until Sunday, June 16th, 2024. Show him just how much he’s loved with a Father’s Day Cookie Box that includes the Dashing Delta, Cookies N Cream, Walnut Chip, Betty White, Dark Knight and original Chocolate Chip all for $31.99. Not an Atlantan? Not to worry. Sugar Shane’s offers nationwide shipping at Visit Sugar Shane’s Gourmet Bakery in Atlanta at Midtown (398 14th Street Atlanta, GA 30318), Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE N 145 Atlanta, GA 30308), Sandy Springs (1110 Hammond Drive Suite 30 Atlanta, GA 30328), and Kennesaw (1635 Old 41 Hwy Ste 107 in Kennesaw, GA 30152). Stay connected on Instagram at @sugar_shanes and on Facebook at

Savoir Faire’s Soul Café Eau De Parfum

I Say: Blended, bottled, and boxed by hand, Atlanta-based celebrated renaissance man Chris Classic's Savoir Faire fragrance line herehere is one of the most extraordinary in the industry boasting scent combinations that will have everyone wanting to get a whiff of Dad. Arguably the most popular selection—Soul Café—has notes ranging from tobacco, to blood orange, patchouli, private musk blend, amber wood, lavender, and even Arabic coffee to name a few. When it comes to his different selections, I honestly love ‘em all! Visit Classic’s site for his eyewear, haberdashery, jackets, bags, and other amazing products for both men and women as well. He’s a baaaad dude.

They Say: These fine fragrances are for men and women. Inspired by the diaspora, hand blended in Atlanta, they are created using quality ingredients.  The olfactory experience will vary uniquely from person to person. In other words, you won't be smellin' like everybody else. As with the previous unisex Savoir Faire fragrances, Soul Cafe opens rather strong. The dry down is beautifully complex and offers a multitude of options for the various wearers to exude. Savoir Faire is proudly a Black owned fragrance brand.

Smell Goods For Dad’s House By Pura!

I Say: Even though I’m an Air Sign, I can’t be the only loving great scents throughout my home. Get one—or many—of the diffusers and scents Pura has to offer and keep dad’s spot smelling phenomenal.

They Say: The Pura 4 Smart Fragrance Diffuser ($49.99) and scent selection are epic gifts that any dad will appreciate. Pura’s diffuser and accompanying smart app allows Dad to customize the fragrance experience to his liking, right from his smartphone. With a wide variety of premium fragrances from Kenneth Cole’s Go Fig-ure to Guy Fox’s Soho to Caswell-Massey’s Lake, Pura has a scent to suit every Dad’s preference. Give the gift of fine fragrance from Pura this year, perfect for any special father in your life! In Atlanta, Pura is available at Ponce City Market, The Container Store, and Dillard's.

Pura 4 Smart Fragrance Diffuser $49.99

Kenneth Cole’s Go Fig-ure $19.99

Guy Fox’s Soho $13.59

Caswell-Massey’s Lake $15.99



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