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Tod’s Now Open in Buckhead Atlanta

April 28th, 2015 | News

Tod’s opens its 9th nationwide boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. The store will reflect the utmost in quintessential Italian elegance. The décor which is sophisticated creates an environment of contemporary character which still maintains the solid elements of classic traditional Italian design. This serves as a great reminder of the constant evolution of the company which is continually linked to research and technological progress without ever losing sight of the values ​​of tradition and craftsmanship.

The new Tod’s boutique will have a sales floor that measures over 2000 square feet and is dedicated to both the Tod’s women and menswear collections (Bags, Shoes, SLG’s and Accessories). The interiors are marked by high quality materials, luxurious details and understated elegance and functionality. The interior walls are made up of various material types including saddle stitched boiseries matched in pale leather, bright wood coated panels, and sophisticated grey stone to emphasize the unique manufacturing and innovative production.

The space is enriched with sumptuous leather sofas, consoles and selected furniture accented with steel details. Additional pieces crafted from steel and marble create a play of light and reflection to highlight the Tod’s Men’s and Women’s Collections. The warm and refined décor perfectly reflects the tones of Italian tradition. President and CEO, Diego Della Valle says: “The idea was to make our clients feel at home. A house built in a classic Italian style with thousands of fine details is always rare to find.”

For the occasion of the opening a special limited edition Swarovski crystal Cape bag will be sold in the boutique. The Cape bag is latest bag to be designed by Creative Director, Alessandra Facchineti for the Spring 2015 collection. The bag worn by celebrities like Leigh Lezark will be available in Houston in multi colored calfskin leather and topped with Swarovski crystal embroidery.

Tod’s Boutique in Buckhead Atlanta is located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE, space A170, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Visit www.tods.com for more information.

Celebrate STK Atlanta’s Three-Year Anniversary on Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 23rd, 2015 | Events, News

Head to Midtown’s Sexiest Steakhouse for an Evening Filled with Veuve Clicquot, Dinner, Dancing, DJ EU, Takeaways and More

To celebrate three years of success in Midtown Atlanta, STK is hosting an unforgettable evening, “Bright Lights in the Big City,” for its patrons on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional signature and seasonal offerings, STK is taking luxe to the next level for its anniversary bash. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will be greeted with street performers on the bustling corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets before entering the restaurant through a striking 12-foot arch featuring a hanging crystal chandelier.

Guests will walk the red carpet before entering a transformed environment dripping with glamour where local favorite DJ EU will set the soundtrack for the evening.  With provocative performers throughout the evening, the event promises to be filled with surprises as guests are invited to mix and mingle in the lounge, sip on signature cocktails and nosh on Executive Chef Mark Alba’s new spring offerings and STK mainstays.

The full dinner menu will be available for revelers who would like to dine during the anniversary event. Additionally, as a special thank you to all of their supporters over the past three years, the STK team is treating guests who make a dinner reservation to a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot along with a delicious trio of desserts.

For dinner reservations call 404.793.0132 or email VIPAtlanta@togrp.com. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information.

RADIO 105.7 ATLANTA PRESENTS SUNSET SESSIONS AT PARK TAVERN IN PIEDMONT PARK

March 26th, 2015 | Events

This spring and summer, music lovers can take advantage of Sunset Sessions – a new, weekly alternative music series at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Radio 105.7 and Park Tavern have joined forces to bring Atlantans and visitors alike an incredible lineup of live music from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday for free. Kicking off on April 26 with Bad Suns, The Electric Sons, and Kiev, the new concert series will be held under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent, which boasts Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline as its backdrop. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 6, 2015; every show is from 7 to 11 p.m. and guests must be 21+ older to attend. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com.

Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, concert goers can enjoy giveaways throughout the concert series, the chance to mingle with Aly, Knox, and Sully from Radio 105.7 Atlanta, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, 1/2 off tacos (excluding Big Eye Tuna) nightly after 8 p.m., and much more.  Additional confirmed artists for Sunset Sessions include:  Mother Falcon (5/3); Those Darlins (5/17); Kebbi Williams & The Wolfpack (5/27); Ivan & Alyosha (5/31); Pigpen Theatre Company (6/7); The Whigs (6/21); and Caroline Rose (6/28). More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

For the most up-to-date information about Sunset Sessions, visit parktavern.com and www.Radio1057.com.

12TH ANNUAL OYSTER CRAWFISH FESTIVAL FEATURING COWBOY MOUTH TAKES OVER PARK TAVERN IN PIEDMONT PARK

March 18th, 2015 | Events


For the past eleven years thousands of music and food loving festivalgoers gather annually on the Southwest Porch at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. For the 12th installment on Saturday, March 28, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before - making it Atlanta’s biggest crawfish festival. Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, delicious fried oyster, shrimp and chicken baskets, Abita brews, Bacardi cocktails and more.

Featuring live music performances throughout the day, Wasted Potential Brass Brand, known for its New Orleans standards, sarcastic pop, blues, funk and hip hop will get the crowd going before Mudcat takes the stage playing their Delta-style blues mixed with funk, ragtime, gospel, Cajun, jazz, vaudeville and Georgia blues. The annual spring celebration will welcome back Cowboy Mouth, the hard-hitting band out of New Orleans known for its unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and high energy shows, as its headliner.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. Ages 21 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General admission and VIP tickets are available starting at $15 at www.parktavern.com and www.parktavern.xorbia.com/OCfest.  VIP admission grants revelers access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar with complimentary drink service, special seating with leather pub tables and couches behind the stage, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001.  Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/parktavern and Twitter and Instagram at @parktavern.

OCEAN MARKET CONTINUES ITS LOCAL ARISTS SERIES WITH ENCAUSTIC ARTIST PENNY TREESE

February 23rd, 2015 | Events


Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, is excited to welcome the second installment of its local artist series, featuring work from Atlanta-based, encaustic artist Penny Treese.

Kicking off with an opening night event on Thursday, February 26, 2015, the evening will feature a live encaustic art demonstration by the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. As art-lovers peruse Treese’s work, which will also be available for purchase, they can enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Catering Company and Ocean Market.

Observing the way our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese’s technique begins with an out-of-focus photograph of a nude woman on thin paper. She distresses the image with water, wine, coffee, salt and cold—natural elements that age the human body. Finally, applying heat to layers of molten unbleached beeswax and vivid pigment, Treese creates a beauty and integrity from her “aged” work—ultimately answering the question “Are beauty and aging contradictions in terms” with an empathic and absolute No.

In a relatively short time, Treese has been accepted and won awards in a number of juried exhibitions including, most recently, winning Best of Show in a group show and competition at the Decatur Market and Gallery, juried by internationally renowned art critic Bill Arnett. In addition to the numerous private and public collections to display her work, Ocean Market is proud to be the latest host of Treese’s most recent collection. For more on Penny Treese, visit www. www.pennytreese.com.

THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB TO MOVE TO A NEW LOCATION

January 7th, 2015 | Events


With its 33rd anniversary on the horizon this February, The Punchline Comedy Club has set it sights on finding a new home. Prior to moving in April 2015, Atlanta’s oldest comedy club will host a whirlwind of special events and shows, surprise guests and much more.

Since the first show in 1982, more than 10,000 shows have been presented, and thousands of comedians, both professional and amateur, have appeared in the original showroom at 280 Hilderbrand Drive. Some of comedy’s all-time legends and most recognizable names including Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Dave Chappelle, Larry The Cable Guy, Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Brian Regan and dozens more have performed at The Punchline – creating a rich history and tradition that is unmatchable by any comedy club in Atlanta. It is regularly cited as one of the Top Ten Comedy Clubs in the US.

“It’s the right time for this move. A variety of things lined up with redevelopment coming in Sandy Springs and some exciting things happening around Metro Atlanta.  It’s hard not to love your original showroom and all of the memories from over the years; nevertheless, we’re excited for the opportunity a new location offers that will incorporate the best aspects of the current club with some new features,” says Jamie Bendall, co-owner of The Punchline Comedy Club.

“I was a part of the Punchline on the first day back in 1982, and this location has been a great chapter in our story, but we are looking forward to writing the next chapter to cover the next thirty years,” added Chris DiPetta, one of the other current co-owners of The Punchline Comedy Club.

Leading up to the move, the club will host an impressive lineup of talent so both comedy lovers and comedians alike can celebrate the iconic original showroom. Additionally, The Punchline team will have pop-up shows throughout the summer at different locations and anticipate producing shows at temporary venues until they have secured a new permanent home. More details to be announced in the coming weeks.

For the full show schedule and most up to date information visit, www.punchline.com. Stay connected at via Twitter and Instagram at @punchlinecomedy and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePunchline.

THE SOUTHWEST RINK AT PARK TAVERN RETURNS TO PIEDMONT PARK ON THANKSGIVING

November 25th, 2014 | News

The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern, a seasonal ice skating rink located in the heart of Midtown in Piedmont Park, will open just in time for the holidays.  Beginning Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, through President’s Day, Monday, February 16, 2015, Atlantans and visitors of all ages can once again enjoy unforgettable ice skating experiences including all day skate sessions, Frozen-themed children’s birthday parties, ‘Skate After 8′ for ages 18 and up, special events, and much more – all while taking advantage of Park Tavern’s relaxed atmosphere, expansive food menu, and diverse cocktail, wine, and beer selection. The cost is just $15 to skate all day on non-peak season days and includes high quality rental skates that are professionally sharpened. Visit www.parktavern.com for more information or to make reservations.

Located in the spacious Garden Tent at Park Tavern, this favorite Intown holiday tradition will once again feature modern amenities for day and night skating including a new covered rink that is 85 feet long and 40 feet wide and comfortably accommodates 200. Skaters will stay warm under a beautiful heated tent with a state-of-the-art sound system; while observers can enjoy the rink and park-side dining, homemade hot chocolate, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, 1/2 off tacos (excluding Big Eye Tuna) nightly after 8 p.m., holiday decorations, fire pits, and much more. With original woodwork, Stone Mountain-granite walls, stack-stone fireplaces, granite bars, leather furniture and a natural slate floor, Park Tavern’s lodge-like feel and expansive covered and heated patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park and will only enhance the overall experience.  Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, guests can also take advantage of the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s seasonal carousel, which is located next to Park Tavern.

The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern will be open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.  The rink is open to ages 18 and up only from 8 p.m. to midnight nightly.  The ice team resurfaces the ice every 1 ½ hours.  The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern will also available for private skating lessons, parties and even marriage proposals. Park Tavern will also host number of specialty events throughout the season. For the most up to date event calendar, specialty packages, to purchase tickets, and venue rental information, please visit www.parktavern.com.  Stay connected on Facebook at  www.Facebook.com/ParkTavern and on Twitter and Instagram at @ParkTavern.

STK CELEBRATES NEW B.A.D.A.S.S. COCKTAIL & BAR BITES MENU

November 5th, 2014 | Events

High-energy dining concept, STK, has partnered with the world’s original luxury vodka Belvedere and will be offering a new $7 specialty cocktail menu featuring ‘Belvedere All Day And Saturday Sunday’ (B.A.D.A.S.S.) beginning Thursday, November 6, 2014.  To celebrate the launch of the new B.A.D.A.S.S. cocktail and bar bites menu, STK will be hosting a launch party that same evening from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring DJ Ree de la Vega, a fashion show by Polished and Primped ATL, entertainment by award-winning flair bartender Aaron Pierce, and complimentary samplings of the new Belvedere cocktails and Chef Mark Alba’s new bar bites menu.

Following the launch party, diners will be able to take advantage of the new wallet-friendly $7 B.A.D.A.S.S. cocktail offerings from open to close seven days a week and the bar bites menu is available every Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Chef Alba’s new $7 bar bites menu includes: braised short rib sliders; Lil’ BRGs with truffle fries; mini lump crab salad; tuna tartare and steak tartare cones; parsnip bread pudding; and more.

Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta.

RED PEPPER TAQUERIA HELPS “SPANK CANCER”, OCTOBER 29

October 24th, 2014 | News

Help Red Pepper Taqueria “Spank Cancer” during a special dine out event and fundraiser at the Briarcliff location on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  After learning that their popular bartender Jonathan “Spanky” Billick was diagnosed with stage III melanoma cancer, chef and owner Mimmo Alboumeh and the team at Red Pepper decided raise awareness and much-needed funds to help cover his rising medical bills during a fun-filled night featuring food, drinks, a raffle and much more.

Attendees will be treated to complimentary specialty cocktails and appetizers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Throughout the evening there will be numerous specials including $2 MB Blanco Tequila, Fireball or Coldcock shots; $3 Tecate brews; $3 select craft beers; $6 RPT margaritas; $2 chef’s choice taco; and 1/2 off bottles of wine.  25% of sales from the event will be donated to help cover Spanky’s medical expenses and The Giving Kitchen will also match Red Pepper’s donation from the evening. A special raffle & #SpankCancer t-shirts will be available for purchase as well. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/490041967805768/ for complete details.

CYPRESS STREET PINT & PLATE WELCOMES MATT DECKARD AS ITS NEW CHEF

October 15th, 2014 | News

Cypress Street Pint and Plate, a neighborhood staple known for its burgers, brews and events, is pleased to welcome Matt Deckard.  A veteran chef with a rich history in Atlanta, Deckard joins the wily team at one of Midtown’s favorite haunts and craft beer bars right before they head back to Las Vegas this November for the World Burger Championship, where their celebrated Sublime Doughnut Burger earned the title of the second best burger in the world in 2013.

Before taking over the kitchen at Cypress Street Pint and Plate this fall, Deckard worked in Charleston, South Carolina where he developed a passion for seafood and southern cuisine. After moving to Atlanta, he further honed his craft by working in a number of restaurants including Garrison’s Broiler & Tap, Taco Mac, and Deckard’s Tavern. With a love of all things beer, Deckard is now working side-by-side with co-owner Billy Streck and Cypress Street Pint and Plate’s resident beer expert, Rob “BrewRu” Merrick to continue to build the restaurant’s beer program and commitment to serve delicious food from daily specials, and seasonal dishes to creative burgers and sandwiches, vibrant salads, entrees, desserts and more. Although knee-deep in planning their attack for 2014 World Burger Championship, Deckard will also working with Streck and Merrick to revamp the lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus in the coming the weeks.

For more information on Cypress, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404.815.9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter and Instagram at @CypressStreet and Facebook at Facebook.com/CypressStreet.