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Ocean Market Kicks Off Local Artist Series with Photographer Amy Simone

July 28th, 2014 | Events, News

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, will kickoff its Local Artist Series on Friday, August 1, 2014 during a champagne celebration for photographer Amy Simone from 6 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, guests are invited mix and mingle with the featured artist as they sip on complimentary champagne and enjoy bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market while perusing Amy’s work, which will also be available for purchase.  Co-owners Chef Shane and Sage Stewart will rotate works from local artists of various mediums every few months. For more information about the opening night reception visit, www.Facebook.com/OceanMarketAtlanta.

“The majority of my photographs depict energy that has been imprinted onto objects – a snapshot of words, emotions and actions that have been left behind.  Some are echoes of past grandeur that provoke a visual nostalgia. Others are vignettes of a suspended moment in time,” says Amy while discussing her work.

A self-taught Atlanta based photographer, Amy balances medicine and art on a daily basis.  She is a proud employee of Emory Healthcare and loves exploring the world through her patients and her lens.  Photography and ballet have been lifelong interests, which she has always studied alongside science and medicine.  Her favorite subject matter includes defunct objects and structures that embody the energy of the people who have touched them – her photography is an attempt to tell a moment of their story.  For information about Amy Simone and her photography, visit www.amysimonephotography.com.

Ocean Market is located at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308 and is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information and please visit www.oceanmarketatl.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oceanmarketatlanta and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oceanmarketatl.

X107.1 FM LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE “VOICE OF THE X”

July 23rd, 2014 | News


After launching X107.1 FM just a month ago with 10,000 songs in a row, Atlanta’s “New Alternative” radio station has launched a search to find the official “Voice of the X”.  Lovers of all things local who have a passion for music and want to be Atlanta’s newest on-air personality are invited to submit a creative 30-second video showcasing why they deserve the coveted position with the new “Alt40” station.  Contestants are then encouraged to share their video via their social media channels and tag #ATLRevolution and #X1071atlanta to draw support from friends and followers as they compete to be the Voice of the X. Submissions will be accepted until August 1, 2014.

“We’re looking for a fresh voice and face that will not only represent the station on-air and at events and promotions, but someone who is equally as passionate about our city and all it has to offer as we are,” says Dave Clapper, Director of Branding and Programming for X107.1.  “We can’t think of a better way to find the ‘Voice of the X’ than turning to our listeners.”

X107.1, described as an “Alt40” format is the city’s new alternative station featuring popular artists dominating today’s airwaves including Lorde, Fitz And The Tantrums, Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit, Avicii, The Black Keys, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend and many more. In addition to the best new alternative songs and concerts, X107.1 offers a user-friendly app that allows alt music fans to listen to the radio station live on their phones at any time.

Visit www.x1071atlanta.com for more information about X107.1 FM – Atlanta’s New Alternative, and its search for the “Voice of the X” contest, Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/x1071atlanta and on Twitter and Instagram at @x1071atlanta. Download the app at www.x1071atlanta.com.

OLD FOURTH WARD ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES YEAR TWO WITH A WEEKEND OF ART, FOOD, MUSIC AND FUN AT THE HISTORIC FOURTH WARD PARK

June 25th, 2014 | Events

This weekend, join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the second annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival. The two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Named “Best New Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association, festival goers are invited to explore fabulous works of art while enjoying live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, hands-on art demonstrations, games, and much more! The event is free, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

In addition to 200 local and regional artists and artisans, including photographers Rob Simmons and Chris Mason and painters Whitney Summerford and Kristin Thorson, and a new Binder’s Emerging Artist Pavilion, this year’s festival will feature live acoustic performers throughout the weekend. Festival goers can sit back, relax and enjoy live music from: Nena Dubois; Laughlin; Reckless Mercy; Battlefield Collective; Adam Klein, Faithless Town; SenoritAwesome!, Rachel Wiggins, Chris Stalcup & The Grange, Faithless Town, Truckstop Confidential, and Sabbatical Year. Additionally, Roly Poly, the Genki-to-Go Food Truck, Williamson Bros. BBQ, Yumbii, Sunshine Sammies, King of Pops, Jalapeno Corndog, and The Bubble Tea Truck will be at the event to feed hungry patrons. The Atlanta Sports and Social Club will also be serving up a bevy of games like giant Jenga, Cornhole, and Bear Pong to test the skills of event goers of all ages.

Rich with diversity and one of the most enthusiastic art communities in the Atlanta area, the Old Fourth Ward’s Historic Fourth Ward Park is just off North Avenue, across from the Ponce City Market. We’re encouraging Atlantans to grab their walking shoes, bikes or rollerblades and take the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail to this year’s event. Cyclists are also invited to store their bikes in the additional bike racks provided by the festival. Visit www.h4wpc.com for more information on the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

For more information about the festival, please visit www.oldfourthwardt5artsfestival.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OldFourthWardParkArtsFestival and on Twitter and Instagram at @O4WArtsFest.

DRINK UP! BONE LICK BBQ LAUNCHES NEW BEVERAGE PROGRAM

June 24th, 2014 | News

Just in time for summer, the Westside’s favorite Bar-B-Cade, Bone Lick BBQ, is excited to announce the launch of its new beverage program, featuring 13 specialty handcrafted cocktails, 23 house-infused moonshine flavors, and a variety of rotating local drafts. With something to quench every thirst, the new cocktail menu boasts a variety of offerings. New favorites include southern-inspired cocktails like the Peach Picker – peach vodka, sweet tea and lemon, and the Watermelon Tequila Cooler – muddled fresh watermelon and cilantro with simple syrup and soda and a seat salt rim, to the Macon Rita, a classic with a Bone Lick twist, featuring Sauza Giro, lime, simple syrup, sour mix and orange juice with a “splash-o-beer.” Ice cream lovers will also be pleased to see the return of Bone Lick’s popular Boozy Milkshake offering – making its 2014 comeback with Nutella + Banana ‘Shine, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

In addition to the new cocktail creations, the new menu features 23 house-infused moonshines, handcrafted by owner and pitmaster Mike LaSage. With a range of flavor options to please even the pickiest of pallets, dessert enthusiasts can satisfy their sweet tooth with menu highlights like the Nutella Panty Dropper, Granny’s Apple Pie, Werther’s Original Caramel, and Heath Bar ‘shines, while those looking for something with a little more bite can enjoy savory offerings like Homemade Fireball, Peppermint Patty, and the Hellfire Habanero Dare Shot. Of course, for those who prefer to kick back and relax with a brew or two, a rotating local beer selection will also be available on draft, along with domestic canned beer options. For more information and a full list of new offerings, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com or call 404-343-6574.

CWPR PICKS WHERE TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP

June 12th, 2014 | News

Get the best bang for your buck during the World Cup at these favorite Atlanta haunts that are packed with TVs, cold brews, great food and always promise a good time.

D.B.A. Barbecue – Red, White and Blue World Cup Special:
Virginia Highland’s favorite neighborhood barbecue joint, D.B.A. Barbecue couldn’t be more ready for the FIFA World Cup tournament. Fans are invited to enjoy BBQ, buffalo and lemon pepper smoked wings as they cheer their teams to victory. With 14 flat-screen TVs and not a bad view in the house (including the patio), it’s no wonder D.B.A. has become a favorite destination to watch sports all year long. With expansive and affordable food, beer, cocktail and catering menus, D.B.A. will also offer 10% off during the U.S.A. game to those in attendance wearing red, white and blue. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information, please visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404-249-5000.

Red Pepper Taqueria – World Cup Taco & Beer Specials:
After a long four-year wait, it’s no wonder Red Pepper Taqueria is going all out for the FIFA World Cup. Throughout the tournament, soccer enthusiasts can enjoy $3 Heineken pints alongside Karma Tequila specials as they catch all the action on one of the 24 HD flat-screen TVs throughout the Buckhead location and 16 HD flat-screen TVs throughout the Briarcliff location. In the spirit of the host country, hungry fans can also chow down on  Brazilian steak tacos, featuring a traditional picanha cut, specially created by Chef Mimmo. Red Pepper Taqueria is located in Decatur at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Decatur location at 404-325-8151 or Buckhead location at 404-869-2773 or visit www.eatredpepper.com.

Bone Lick BBQ – World Cup Beer, BBQ & Moonshine Specials:
Catch all the World Cup action this year at West Midtown’s favorite Bar-B-Cade, Bone Lick BBQ. From group stages, beginning on June 12, all the way through the final match on July 13, soccer fans can catch every game while taking advantage of $3.50 pints of Red Hare Brewing beers. During every USA game, Bone Lick will have a wing buffet and will also be giving away Red Hare special edition World Cup pint glasses. Fans can also quench their thirst throughout the tournament with Budweiser, Bud Light ($20 for five), and High Life ($14 for five) tallboy bucket specials.  In typical fashion, Bone Lick will also be giving away complimentary rounds of shooters from its extensive moonshine menu for any match that the USA wins.  Bone Lick’s new summer menu will also be available along with international barbecue specials. For more information, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com.

CALLING ALL EMERGING ARTISTS FOR THE OLD FOURTH WARD ARTS FESTIVAL

June 11th, 2014 | News

Calling all emerging artists! The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) and Binders Art Supplies & Frames are excited to announce the launch of the “Emerging Artists” program. Making its debut at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on June 28 and 29, 2014, the program aims to support new artists and artisans that have never previously exhibited outside of the classroom or studio by providing the opportunity for them to participate in a juried outdoor art festival.

“AFFPS and Binders strongly support the arts and especially the development of new talent.  We recognize the challenges new artists face when developing a body of work and finding exhibition opportunities.  Participating in a juried outdoor art festival can be viewed as a ‘rite of passage’ among new artists who wish to introduce their work in an unbiased public setting,” explains Patrick Dennis, Executive Director of the AFFPS.

Artists eager to participate are encouraged to apply through the AFFPS by completing a one-page application and submitting photos of their artwork. A reduced rate opportunity for artists to participate in a juried outdoor art festival, AFFPS and Binders will provide basic display tools including the tented pavilion, tables and/or easels.  The application fee is $25, in addition to a booth fee of $75.  Participating artists will retain all proceeds from sales during the event. The deadline to submit applications is this Friday, June 13, 2014. For more information, or to submit an application, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.

FREE DONUTS AT STK ATLANTA FOR NATIONAL DONUT DAY

June 4th, 2014 | Events

In honor of National Donut Day, STK Atlanta is hosting a special Drunkin Donut Happy Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 6th in its chic lounge. Donut lovers are invited to kickoff their weekend on the sweeter side by indulging in complimentary STK signature Drunkin Donuts. Truly a party in a box, Drunken Donuts are filled with Raspberry Chambord Jelly, topped with a Rum Glaze, and complimented by STK’s delicious liquor sauces – Chocolate Frangelico and Coconut Lime Mint. Drunkin Donuts will be available on STK’s dessert menu throughout the week.

STK Atlanta artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern reincarnation of a steakhouse and a chic lounge. The feel is sleek, sexy and refined. As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. STK features small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fish entrees. STK is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. 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.

THIRD ANNUAL PEACHTREE HILLS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS THIS WEEKEND

May 29th, 2014 | Events

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will celebrate the Third Annual Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts this weekend on Saturday, May 31 and June 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. The two-day festival will bring 125 artists to the shady, tree-lined neighborhood along with live acoustic music, delicious local food and drinks, a new children’s area and much more.  The event is open to all ages and is free to attend; pets are welcome.

Held in and around the Peachtree Hills Park & Recreation Center, festival goers can are invited to enjoy live entertainment while they pursue the carefully selected line-up of fine artists and crafters.  This year’s featured performers include: Mary Kate Farmer, Nena Dubois, Caryn Womack, Brandon Gunter, Destitute Way, Madison Shea, Rachel Wiggins, Sarah Mootz, Laughlin, Sara Barbara, BJ Wilbanks.

Festival goers can also explore local food and beverage concessions and gourmet food trucks such as Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Mobile Marlay, Texas Tacos, A Movable Feast, the King of Pops, Roly Poly, the Bubble Tea food Truck and more.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the festival. Revenue from on-site beverage sales will be benefit the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces scholarship program.  Visit www.peachtreehillsfestival.com for more information.  Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeachtreeHillsFestival.

DOWNTOWN’S NEW POP UP SHOPS OPEN FOR BUSINESS SATURDAY, JUNE 7

May 23rd, 2014 | Events, News

On Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 4 to 9 p.m., join Central Atlanta Progress for the grand opening celebration and pop up shop crawl to kickoff off the Downtown Pop Up Retail  Shops  Featuring 14 merchants taking over vacant storefronts along Atlanta’s Streetcar route in Downtown’s most walkable communities, Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to be the first to explore the pop ups while enjoying in-store giveaways, music, food, drinks and much more. CAP’s Downtown Pop Up Shops will be open to the public through August 2014.

Allowing temporary retailers to showcase their wares and generate revenue while promoting retail and shopping along the streetcar route, the highly anticipated pop up shops feature a diverse range of retailers and artists offering clothing, gifts, accessories, pet supplies, shoes, furniture and home accessories, local goods and more throughout the summer.  Receiving more than 100 applications to fill the empty storefronts, CAP coordinated free space for the selected retailers for three months with the option of signing a permanent lease at the end of the program.  CAP also provided chosen merchants with a $500 grant to kick-start their operations. Downtown Pop Up retailers include: Sock FancyModernTribeArbitrary LivingJust Add Honey Tea CompanyThe Byrd’s BoxBrixtix Bakery for DogsConnectionsThe Indie Craft ExperienceFresh.i.Am.Civil BikesRob Simmons GalleryFallen Arrows, and Bliss In Me Meditation. For more on each retailer’s location and the Downtown Pop Up route, visit the interactive map at www.atlantadowntown.com/guide/retail/pop-up-shops. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlantadowntown and via Twitter and Instagram at @downtownatlanta / Hashtag – #BeDowntown.

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.

RED PEPPER TAQUERIA CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO WITH THREE-DAYS OF “CINCO DE DRINKO” FESTIVITIES

May 1st, 2014 | Events

This Cinco de Mayo, Red Pepper Taqueria is hosting a three-day long “Cinco de Drinko” celebration in honor of the Batalla de la Puebla on Saturday, May 3 through Monday, May 5, 2014. The fiesta kicks off on Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and features Red Pepper’s signature brunch and lunch options including flavored bottomless mimosas, local craft beers, signature cocktails, Bloody Marys, the Addicted to Tacos™ menu, and delicious fare created by Executive Chef and owner Mimmo Alboumeh. Additionally throughout the weekend, Chef Mimmo will be serving up house-smoked Riverview Farms suckling pigs at both locations.  Throughout the three day affair, live music and plenty of wallet-friendly drink specials will keep partygoers in the mood including $6 RP margaritas, $2 Tecate cervezas and $2 “Mexican Break” shots. Beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 5, Red Pepper will also have $2 specialty pork tacos with poblano pineapple salsa for diners and fiesta goers to enjoy. For more information, please visit Red Pepper Taqueria at eatredpepper.com or call 404.869.2773. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @redpepperatl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RedPepperAtlanta.


About Red Pepper Taqueria:

With two Atlanta locations, Red Pepper Taqueria is considered one of Atlanta’s top dining destinations for Mexican cuisine. A direct reflection of Executive Chef and Owner Mimmo Alboumeh’s dedication and passion for always going above and beyond, Red Pepper Taqueria features an impressive menu using only the finest and freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients.  With 100 different types of tequila, craft beers, signature cocktails, late night offerings, an impressive oyster bar at the Buckhead location, and much more, Red Pepper Taqueria has also become a favorite go-to social destination.  Red Pepper Taqueria is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends and 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, please visit www.eatredpepper.com.