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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.

PRISSY TOMBOY ATHLETICS INVITES ALL PRE-TEEN AND TEEN GIRLS TO PARTICIPATE IN ITS INAUGURAL ADVENTURE CHALLENGE CAMP DAY

October 9th, 2014 | Events

Prissy Tomboy, a lifestyle brand that promotes athleticism and a place for girls to feel empowered, recognized, and supported through sports, is hosting its first-ever Prissy Tomboy Adventure Challenge Camp Day in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Featuring separate junior an senior sessions specifically targeting girls ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17, the Prissy Tomboy Adventure Challenge Camp Day will take over the Georgia Tech Leadership Challenge Course for a fun-filled day designed to improve team-building skills and sportsmanship, all while having fun and building friendships and lifelong skills.

“Since we believe that a healthy youth is a happy youth, the Prissy Tomboy Games will be an opportunity for young girls to find a healthy passion by exploring different activities while listening to keynote speakers discuss important issues including health, hygiene, motivation, sports financing, and more,” says Tracey Pearson, founder of Prissy Tomboy.

Hoping to empower girls and parents to learn more about what is available to them in the world of girls’ athletics, the Prissy Tomboy Adventure Challenge Camp Day is open to all skill levels. Participants will experience an exciting challenge course, lunch from Chick-Fil-A, yoga class led by Roswell Yoga Life instructors, a Prissy pamper station where Soda Salon stylists will have a one-on-one beauty session with every camper, a red carpet photo-booth, giveaways, and an opportunity to hear from an expert panel on female athleticism and adventure tackling a variety of topics from motivation, finding your sport, health and hygiene, all the way to college recruitment tips straight from the recruiters. Limited space is available and early bird tickets are on sale now for $75 at www.prissytomboy.com.

About Prissy Tomboy Athletics:
Founded in 2013 by Tracey Pearson, a mother, successful business owner and sports enthusiast, Prissy Tomboy Athletics is a lifestyle brand that promotes athleticism and a place for girls to feel empowered, recognized, and supported through sports. With three main initiatives, an Ambassador program, Girls Only Clinic, and a Fundraising arm aimed exclusively for all-girl athletic programs, Prissy Tomboy is bringing a new dynamic and outlook to the world of girls’ athletics. Also offering a range of fashion forward athletic wear, playful accessories, and beauty products geared towards the active girl, Prissy Tomboy applies a percentage of the proceeds from athletic wear sales to fund each of its initiatives that continue to educate, inspire, build relationships, and give young women lifelong tools and skills. For more information visit, www.prissytomboy.com. Stay connected via Instagram and Facebook at @prissytomboyathletics, on Twitter at @prissytomboys.

DESIGNER SHOWROOM MEETS UPSCALE CRAFT FAIR AT THE INAUGURAL CRAFT BOX GIRLS CREATIVE STUDIO

September 25th, 2014 | Events, News

Crafting lifestyle outside the box, the talented team from Atlanta-based Craft Box Girls is hosting its inaugural {CBG} Creative Studio on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014.  Presented by and held in an expansive showroom at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), the preeminent designer center in the Southeast for residential and contract furnishing, the two-day event will feature over 50 handcrafted merchants, workshops, creative interior design displays by The House of Katherine and Leigh, local food offerings, a photo booth, drinks, and much more. Pre-sale tickets are available now through October 1st for just $5 atwww.cbgcreativestudio.com.

“I have been blown away by the excitement and buzz Craft Box Girls has been receiving from users nationwide. We are thrilled to be creating a female driven community that inspires women to live a creative lifestyle,” says Lynn Lilly, co-founder of Craft Box Girls.

Launched in 2014 by Lynn Lilly, Courtney Covault and Laura Burchfield, Craft Box Girls is an all-inclusive lifestyle destination for modern, creative women looking to discover useful blogs covering party planning, recipes, do it yourself projects, fitness, fashion and more. Additionally, users share photos, articles, recipes, DYI creations, and lifestyle tips with other Craft Box Girls within their network and will soon be able to shop custom product lines and handmade products including clothing, accessories, art, and personalized goods from makers across the country. Converting the Craft Box Girls online experience to a hands-on, interactive experience, the Creative Studio aims to inspire and support today’s modern crafting community during an unforgettable two-day event that encourages shopping, sharing and creating.  More details about the workshops, participating vendors, special guests, VIP experiences, and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

$5 pre-sale tickets available until October 1, 2014 granting one-day admission for November 8 or November 9. $10 tickets available through November 7, 2014. The first 250 guests receive a Craft Box Girls canvas shopping tote bag, complimentary parking and more. Tickets are available now at www.cbgcreativestudio.com or www.craftboxgirls.com/events.  For more information about Craft Box Girls or to purchase tickets to the inaugural Creative Studio, visit www.craftboxgirls.com.

FITWIT ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF WELLATL.COM

September 17th, 2014 | News

Atlanta-based group fitness company, FitWit has announced the launch of its latest endeavor, WellATL. An online health and fitness publication, WellATL aims to help Atlantans live their best lives by providing useful, engaging stories about fitness, nutrition, and wellness.

“WellATL fills a much needed void in the health, fitness and nutrition space of Atlanta. We’ll be connecting the community, highlighting amazing organizations and providing great content for Atlantans to live healthier lives,” says Kimberly Turner, editorial director of WellATL.com.

Centered around five core principles: Move Well, Eat Well, Feel Well, Look Well and Do Well, the site is designed to engage Atlantans and help live their lives to the fullest. WellATL will include regular segments such as: Workout of the Week, healthy recipes, restaurant recommendations and nutritional advice, tips on how to handle stress and stay motivated, profiles on those working towards a healthier ATL and much more.

WellATL officially launched September 16, 2014.  To discover more about the site, please visit www.WellATL.com.  Follow WellATL on Twitter and Instagram at @WellATL and Facebook at facebook.com/WellATL.

CYPRESS STREET PINT & PLATE PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL BEER GEEK CARNIVAL

August 13th, 2014 | Events

On Tuesday, August 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is once again bringing the “Cypress Street Beer Geek Carnival” to Midtown Atlanta.  As part of Cypress Street’s ongoing weekly Beer Geek series that explores and celebrates all things beer, the third annual Beer Geek Carnival will take over Cypress Street’s expansive patio and feature the talented performers from The Imperial OPA Circus. Stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters, and aerialists promise to dazzle as beer lovers are invited to enjoy a variety of cellared Clown Shoes brews and offerings from the expansive craft beer menu. Carnival goers can even take a stab at dunking Cypress Street’s co-owner Billy Streck and Rob “BrewRu” Merrick in the massive dunk tank. Of course, it wouldn’t be a carnival without delicious classics such as corn dogs and mini funnel cakes along with temptations like fried Oreos and Snickers. For more information, please visit the Cypress Street Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CypressStreet.

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.