The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to Open for the Season Thanksgiving Day

November 13th, 2015 | News

The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park will glide back into the hearts of Atlantans on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015, when it opens for the 2015-2016 season.  Located in the spacious Garden Tent at Park Tavern on the Atlanta BeltLine, this favorite Intown holiday tradition will once again feature modern amenities for day and night skating including a covered rink that is 85 feet long and 40 feet wide and comfortably accommodates 200. Open through Presidents Day, Monday, February 16, 2016, Atlantans and visitors alike can enjoy unforgettable ice skating experiences including all day skate sessions, Frozen-themed children’s birthday parties, ‘Skate After 8′ for ages 18 and up, and a number of special events including a high-energy NYE show courtesy of Yacht Rock Revue. Starting at just $15 to skate all day on non-peak season days, The Rink provides high quality rental skates that are professionally sharpened.

While skaters stay warm under The Rink’s beautiful heated tent with a state-of-the-art sound system, observers are invited to sit back and relax under Park Tavern’s recently renovated, covered patio that features plenty of seating, stone fire pits, flat screen TVs, private cabanas, holiday decorations and much more.  With rink and park-side dining available, throughout the season patrons can indulge in homemade hot chocolate, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-made brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, cooking s’mores over the fire pints, and much more while taking in views of Piedmont Park and Midtown’s picturesque skyline. Guests can also take advantage of the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s seasonal carousel, which is located next to Park Tavern.

The 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 1½ hours.  The 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. To make reservations and for the most up to date event calendar, specialty packages, and venue rental information, visit www.parktavern.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ParkTavern and on Instagram and Twitter @parktavern.

Celebrate Local Artists at Ocean Market During a Special Opening Featuring the Work of Chris Strawbridge

November 4th, 2015 | Events

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, will host an opening for its Local Artist Series on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 during a special cocktail celebration for artist Chris Strawbridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, guests are invited to mix and mingle with the featured artist as they sip on complimentary libations and enjoy bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market and Ocean Catering Company while perusing Strawbridge’s work, which will also be available for purchase.  Co-owners Chef Shane and Sage Stewart rotate works from local artists of various mediums every few months. The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information about the opening night reception visit www.Facebook.com/OceanMarketAtlanta.

The Atlanta-based artist has shown his artwork in multiple art galleries and festivals throughout Atlanta and his artwork hangs in commercial buildings, restaurants and in private collections. Enjoying a 30-year long career within architecture and interior design firms has influenced how Strawbridge’s incorporates line, form, space and composition. Working mostly in acrylics, grease crayon, and graphite on canvas, his art has been described as architectural, minimalistic, abstract, and sometimes even, whimsical.

Ocean Market is located at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308. 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.


October 30th, 2015 | News

Chef Kevin and Megan Ouzts, the dynamic, husband-and-wife team behind The Spotted Trotter and The Cockentrice, have opened Frankly at Krog Street Market in Inman Park.  Giving patrons another fun and affordable dining option at the Intown gathering spot, Frankly is a new hot dog stall located next to The Spotted Trotter featuring the acclaimed butchery and charcuterie shop’s sausage, hot dogs and more for under $10.

“We are pleased to add yet another food option from a proven operator for our patrons,” says George Banks, Paces Properties.

“We’ve been making these wonderful hot dogs and sausages for five years now and selling them to everyone else with great results – honestly we’re not sure why the light bulb didn’t go off sooner.  But now that we’ve settled in at Krog and have almost a year under our belts, the timing seemed right, and we are just so excited to give the visitors to Krog Street Market yet another way to get to know us and our products,” says Chef Kevin Ouzts.

Whether grabbing a bite on-the-go or dining in the Krog Street Market, Frankly is an ideal option for all ages. The menu includes:

Naked Dog – $6
Naked Sausage – $7
Add Housemade Chili and/or Slaw for $.75 Each
Wiener of the Week – $7.50
Sausage de la Semana – $8.50
Zapps Chips – $2
Free Condiment Station Featuring Sir Kensington Ketchup,
Sir Kensington Mustard, The Spotted Trotter Dog Sauce, Onions and Relish

Frankly marks the third offering from Team Ouzts at Krog Street Market following the opening of The Cockentrice, a full-service bar and restaurant celebrating charcuterie and meat cookery, and their second Spotted Trotter location. In conjunction with Frankly’s opening, The Spotted Trotter has expanded its hours to align with the rest of the market and the hot dog stand, now open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/FranklyHotDogs and stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @franklyatlanta. For more on The Spotted Trotter and The Cockentrice, visit www.thespottedtrotter.com and www.thecockentrice.com.



October 16th, 2015 | Events

This Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2015, chilling freaks, eerie clowns, and intimidating ringmasters are inviting ghoulish revelers to get into double trouble at the Horror Story Circus, a gruesomely, fantastic evening hosted by Midtown hotspots Cypress Street Pint and Plate and GRAIN.  Kicking off at both locations at 8 p.m., partygoers donned in their best Halloween attire will be entertained by an array of twisted acts from the The Imperial OPA Circus, including fortunetellers, fire throwers, magicians, aerialists, hand-to-hand duos, and more. From 9 to 10 p.m., both haunts will be serving up complimentary appetizers while DJs set the spooky soundtrack for the evening. Open to ages 21 and up only, ticket holders are also invited to enjoy a complimentary Rouge Ale & Spirits Dead Guy draft beer at Cypress and a complimentary Dead Guy Whiskey cocktail at GRAIN.  Pre-sale tickets are $20 and available for purchase online at www.cypressbar.com and $25 at the door on the day of the event.

Celebrate Global Champagne Day at STK Atlanta

October 8th, 2015 | News

Join Midtown’s sexiest steakhouse in raising a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne with STK Atlanta on Friday, October 23, 2015. In recognition of Global Champagne Day, Moët & Chandon has once again partnered with STK Atlanta – along with all STK locations across the globe – to celebrate a toast from around the world will be treating guests to a celebratory Champagne toast at 10:23 p.m. to commemorate everyone’s favorite sparkling wine. Not only will STK Atlanta treat guests to a complimentary glass of Moët for the toast, but will also be serving $125 Champagne flights throughout the evening featuring Chandon Rosé, Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut, Moët Rosé, and Dom Pérignon Brut. Additionally, Executive Chef Mark Alba’s full dinner menu will be available for revelers who would like to dine during the event. Reservations are available by phone at 404-793-0144 or by emailing VIPAtlanta@togrp.com. For more information visit STK Atlanta online at www.stkhouse.com.

Renowned British Retailer, Rigby & Peller Lingerie Stylists London, to Open Atlanta Flagship Store at Phipps Plaza

September 22nd, 2015 | News

Rigby & Peller Lingerie Stylists London announces that the renowned lingerie retailer will be expanding to America. This month, Rigby & Peller stores will introduce the rich heritage of more than 75 years in the premium lingerie business along with the luxury service pioneered by the brand called “Lingerie Styling” to the United States.  Rigby & Peller will open its Atlanta flagship store at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead in the former Intimacy location on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

“Van de Velde is committed to bringing the Rigby & Peller brand to the American woman,” says Dirk De Vos, Director of Retail at Van de Velde, Rigby & Peller’s parent company. “We will bring a high level of service paired with premium product offerings to the American consumer under a brand that brings years of experience in Lingerie Styling and which also holds the Royal Warrant of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in London.”

With the expansion, Rigby & Peller U.S. will introduce Lingerie Styling to America. This is the service of wardrobing women by helping them find their unique shape, style and color. This service goes beyond solely focusing on basic styles and also encompasses discovering styles that keep up with seasonal trends and fashionable colors.

“All women deserve to feel comfortable, confident and look beautiful,” says Jeniece Vaughn, Head of Marketing at Rigby & Peller U.S. “Imagine if every woman had a bra for every pair of shoes she owns – Lingerie Styling brings this idea to life. By introducing this concept to American women who live busy lives, we want to be their one-stop shop for lingerie, swimwear and nightwear.”

The Rigby & Peller in-store experience will provide an upscale styling service with an array of closely curated collections from premium brands like Marie Jo, PrimaDonna, Aubade, Empreinte, Simone Pérèle and many more. Exclusive to Rigby & Peller’s American locations will be brands like Le Chat, Barbara, On Gossamer, Hanky Panky, Jonquil and In Bloom. With more than 90 sizes ranging from A to K cup, every woman will be able to find lingerie that fits her body and her lifestyle perfectly at every Rigby & Peller U.S. store.

In addition to Rigby & Peller’s new U.S. stores, the brand also has locations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong and China. To learn more about Rigby & Peller or to make an appointment to receive a personalized Lingerie Styling session, please visit rigbyandpeller.com.

Genki Noodles and Sushi Unveils New Menus at All Three Locations

September 8th, 2015 | News

Genki Noodles and Sushi, known for its artfully presented sushi, bountiful noodle bowls, and Japanese cuisine, is delighted to introduce new lunch, dinner, and cocktail menus at all three of its locations this fall. An Atlanta staple for almost 20 years, Genki’s new menus combine traditional favorites with new rolls, numerous gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options, specialty cocktail offerings and an expanded selection of Japanese and craft beers. To mark the occasion, Genki is hosting kickoff parties at each of its locations beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Genki Buckhead featuring half-priced sake and beer, 25% off all new food items, and the chance to win a $100 gift card.  The celebrations at the Virginia Highland and The Prado locations fall on Wednesday, September 9 and 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. respectively.

“Genki Noodles and Sushi has been a healthy, happy and vivacious journey that continues to grow and evolve thanks all of our patrons. With our latest menu release comes fresh flavors, new combinations and inspirations provided through their feedback and input,” says Reid Zeising, founder of Genki Noodles and Sushi.

Zeising, who spent his childhood in Tokyo, took Atlanta by storm in 1996 when he opened the first Genki in the heart of the Buckhead, bringing Atlantans and visitors alike an amalgamation of the foods he grew up eating and loved including traditional Japanese cuisine and street food, creative noodle and rice bowls, fresh sushi and more. Almost 20 years later, Genki boasts locations in Virginia Highland and Sandy Springs in addition to delighting Atlantans at food truck parks and pop-up locations with its GENKI To-Go Food Truck and at The Georgia Dome.

“We are very excited to introduce even more vegan and vegetarian options, numerous gluten-free dishes and we modified our house-made sauces so they can be ordered gluten-free as well,” adds Zeising.

Along with fan favorites like Japanese marinated ribs; gyoza; and tiger shrimp sautéed in a spicy garlic chili sauce and served over house-made guacamole, diners can now enjoy an array of new starters including the new Yellow Tail and Jalapeno appetizer – thinly sliced yellowtail with fresh jalapeño drizzled with ponzu sauce; and ceviche featuring fresh shrimp, scallops, and red snapper with avocado, red onions and jalapeño.

Always a favorite, diners can still build their own noodle and rice bowls filled with fresh chicken, fish, beef and vegetables or try new offerings like the gluten-free Mahi Mahi Donburi bowl featuring grilled mahi mahi, mixed vegetables and served over brown rice with a miso honey glaze.  Whether it is for a starter or a full meal, Genki is offering even more sushi and sashimi options including hokkiaga, ikura, hotategai, tuna specialties and an expansive list of new rolls, combos and more.

To compliment the new menu offerings, Genki has also expanded its wine, sake, craft beer and cocktail selection. New signature cocktails include the Japanese Mule – Hangar 1 Ginger Infused Vodka, ginger beer, a sprig of fresh mint topped with fresh squeezed lime juice; New Fashioned – Virgil Kaine Bourbon and Proof old fashioned syrup from Decatur, Ga., garnished with a fresh orange slice and cherry; and the Gojira – Watershed Barrel Aged Gin, Luxardo, Angostura and dry vermouth. Second Self Thai Wheat, Orpheus Atlanta, Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer, Asahi Dry, Kirin Ichiban, and a selection of Yo-Ho Brewing Company beers are among the new Japanese and craft beers that are available. For a complete list of new menu additions, please visit www.GenkiHighland.comwww.GenkiBuckhead.com and www.GenkiPrado.com.

My Parents’ Basement Now Open in Avondale Estates

August 17th, 2015 | News

My Parents’ Basement, a new craft beer bar, restaurant and comic book store is officially open in Avondale Estates for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

After several years of doing pop up shops that attracted people from as far away as North Carolina, Alabama and Florida, Dave DeFeo, Tim Ensor and Lawson Wright - the trio behind My Parents’ Basement, are giving craft beer and comic book lovers a new watering hole in Georgia to call home. Located in the old James Joyce space, My Parents’ Basement is offering a menu of approachable bites and small plates along with an impeccable beer selection and craft sodas from 32 taps, free video arcade games and the latest in fan favorite comic books including classics and hard-to find-titles.

For more information, please visit the website or stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyParentsBasement, Twitter at @CraftComics and on Instagram at @myparentsbasement.  My Parent’s Basement is located at 22 N Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA, 30002.

Celebrate National Oyster Day and National Filet Day at STK Atlanta

July 27th, 2015 | Events, News

With National Oyster Day and National Filet Day just around the corner, STK Atlanta is offering complimentary specials and upgrades to guests to mark the occasions.  On Wednesday, August 5th, National Oyster Day, STK Atlanta will treat all guests to a complimentary amuse-bouche of a fresh water oyster paired with a complimentary glass of bubbly. Additionally, on Thursday, August 13th for National Filet Day, guests will receive a complementary topping upgrade when they order any size filet to “Oscar Style” featuring the mouthwatering combination of King Crab, Asparagus and Bernaise Sauce.

STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on at www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta.

The Frye Company to Open Atlanta Flagship Store on Friday, August 7

July 23rd, 2015 | Events, News

The Frye Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brands Group, announced that it would continue its retail expansion this Fall by opening two stores in existing markets in New York and the Washington DC area and expanding into new markets with stores in Atlanta and Dallas. Based on Frye’s heritage steeped in American craftsmanship, the stores highlight the brand’s legacy through a celebration of authentic products and iconic leather goods. The new stores will showcase the breadth of the brand’s finely manufactured footwear and accessories for men, women and children and will maintain the tradition of quality and craftsmanship that has been the hallmark of The Frye Company for 152 years.

The stores draw inspiration from vintage artisan workshops, incorporating details in the furniture, lighting and displays. Raw materials used throughout the store, are left to weather with age and use. The beauty of these materials resemble that of the leather goods produced by the brand, with the assertion that each becomes better with age. Tables designed to reference workbenches coexist with custom seating in grey upholstery accented by bronze legs and vintage carpets. This concept embraces light and a residential palate of greys, blues and bronze tones.

The stores’ most dramatic feature, is an enormous installation known to the brand as the “chandelier”, consisting of 7000 leather straps holding Frye’s signature harness rings. Surrounding the “chandelier” are shelving units inspired by a craftsman’s toolbox from the turn of the century. The toolbox units have been redesigned to work as shelving within the stores “workshop” and show the brand’s products in their best possible light. Each environment will also contain “The Archive”, a curated grid wall modishly housing the brand’s wide variety of handbags, which coordinate back to the footwear.

The curated environments, designed by Frye’s in-house team, in partnership with Carlton Architecture of New York, capture the spirit and essence of the brand’s 152 year history, while incorporating unique characteristics of each locale. The stores have distinct character, conveying a sense of warmth and familiarity with their high touch engagement proficiencies. The overall experience is a sensory journey; the ultimate combination of the rich leathers, craftsmanship and history.

The Atlanta store, opening on Friday, August 7, 2015, will call Ponce City Market home, a re- imagined mixed use development from Jamestown, housed in the historic Sears Roebuck distribution center, originally built in 1926. The store, a 4000 square ft space on the center’s main level, is located within the retail arcade. The storefront replicates the warehouse windows seen above the main level, and the columns, original to the structure, will be wrapped in leather references the history of the Frye brand.  The Atlanta store is located in Ponce City Market at 75 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308, Ste. #E178.  For more information, call 404.685.FRYE(3793) or visit www.thefryecompany.com.