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.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Red Bull Soapbox Race in Atlanta

July 13th, 2015 | Events, News

Red Bull Soapbox Race will cruise into Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race. Each hand-made machine is fueled by creativity, showmanship and the need for speed.

The South’s most witty and innovative teams will race each other down the twists and turns of North Avenue. Red Bull Soapbox Race is a single day of thrills, so the number of contestants will be limited. Teams are chosen based on creativity, technical feasibility of the craft build, craft safety and originality. Those interested in participating will need to submit their entries by August 1, 2015 by visiting redbull.com/soapboxATL. The event is free to participate and attend.

Red Bull Soapbox Race has previously taken place in Atlanta in 2009 and 2012. The October 24th event will be the 103rd Red Bull Soapbox Race to ever take place, with the first U.S. race held in St. Louis in 2006. The global event dates back to 2000, when it first took place in Belgium, and has since visited 46 countries. Cincinnati will  also host Red Bull Soapbox in 2015.


June 23rd, 2015 | Events

Join award-winning pitmaster and chef Mike LaSage this Sunday, June 28, 2015, for a chef demonstration at the newly opened Westside Farmers Market. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., LaSage, owner of Bone Lick Barbecue, which is also located on the Westside, will be dishing out some of his award-winning barbecue while providing cooking tips, tricks, recipes and more.

The Westside Farmers Market is open every Sunday through September 27, 2015 at The Lane between lululemon and Yeah! Burger and Yoforia and Kayce Hughes. Atlantans and visitors alike are invited to shop for locally sourced, fresh produce and humanely raised meat, eggs and dairy, bakery and artisanal goods, and more. For more information visit farmersmarketatl.org and westsidepd.com. For more about Bone Lick BBQ, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com or call call 404.343.6574.

Join STK Atlanta and Belvedere Vodka for EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) on Monday, June 15

June 11th, 2015 | Events

STK Atlanta is joining forces with Belvedere Vodka on Monday, June 15, 2015 to host a special edition of its weekly event series, Midtown Mondays, benefiting the second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign. In addition to rolling out the red carpet for the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) event, STK is inviting partygoers to enjoy complimentary passed appetizers courtesy of Executive Chef Mark Alba from 5 to 7 p.m.  STK will also treat guests wearing red to a Belvedere Vodka cocktail on the house between 5 and 8 p.m. The festivities will last throughout the evening in traditional Midtown Mondays fashion and include a live DJ, cocktails, STK’s new spring and summer menu, and more.

The second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign launched on June 1, 2015 with restaurants, bars, and food trucks around the world going (RED) to raise awareness and money for the fight against AIDS.  For more information about the campaign, visit eatreddrinkred.org. For more information about (RED), visit www.red.org.

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. Reservations for Midtown Monday EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) are available by phone at 404-793-0144 or email at VIPatlanta@TOGRP.com.  For more information visit STK online at www.stkhouse.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/STKhouse, Twitter at @STKAtlanta and Instagram at @eatstk.

8th Annual Doggies on the Catwalk Returns Saturday, June 13

June 3rd, 2015 | Events

Doggies on the Catwalk and its philanthropic founder, E. Vincent Martinez of fashionado, are once again set to present an unforgettable evening of fashion, cocktails, bites, and four-legged friends – all for a great cause. On Saturday, June 13, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m., the eighth annual event will descend upon the stylish streets of Buckhead Atlanta where some of Atlanta’s most notable personalities will don the latest trends with loving pups in tow.  Benefiting the Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, a no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes, tickets are available now for purchase beginning at $50 at www.fashionado.net/doggiesonthecatwalk.

Emceed by Monica Pearson, Martinez has once again paired celebrity humans, all wearing designer fashions from Buckhead Atlanta’s Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, Theory, Bonobos, and Bella Bag, with canine companions, all who are up for adoption. Guests are also invited to enjoy a preview tasting of light bites from Dolce Italian from 7 to 8 p.m., an impressive silent auction and the official after-party at Corso Coffee hosted by Toni Moceri featuring Bulleit Bourbon cocktail specials.

Fashion and animal lovers can also take advantage of a new VIP front-row seating option this year thanks to Le Bilboquet. The popular upscale, cafe and white-tablecloth restaurant featuring traditional French cuisine will offer 100 front row patio seats from 7 to 9 p.m. for $150 per person. With a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, guests will be treated to complimentary French 75 cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres and have the option to order dinner and cocktails from the main menu. Reservations and payment for Le Bilboquet’s front row seating option can be reserved by calling the restaurant directly at 404-869-9944. For more on Le Bilboquet, visit lebilboquetatlanta.com.  For more information about the 8th annual Doggies on the Catwalk, visit www.fashionado.net.