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February 28th, 2014 | Events
Park Bar is excited to announce the arrival of a brand new, monthly event series, Monday MEATup. The meat-centric series geared to please the utmost carnivore cravings will kick off at 7 p.m. and feature rotating themes each month, which will highlight offerings from Park Bar’s new menu paired with specialty cocktail and sprit offerings. During the inaugural Monday MEATup on March 3, 2014, guests are invited to unleash their inner carnivore by partaking in an exploration of meaty dishes and specials, including tastes of Park Bar’s burger of the month, The Morningside Burger, featuring Brasstown Beef cooked to perfection, topped with all-American cheese, pecan-smoked bacon, a fried egg, and hash brown bites, alongside other tempting offerings like short rib and pimento egg rolls, and Caveman Nachos, featuring large potato pucks, topped with short rib and smothered in cheese. As guests feast, they can wash it all down with specialty cocktails such as Sprecher’s Hard Root Beer, a Bacon Bloody Mary, and the Elvis Presley, featuring a mix of bacon vodka, hazelnut liqueur, banana liqueur, and a splash of cream. For more information, please visit www.parkbaratlanta.com or call (404) 524-0444.
Park Bar is located in the Luckie Marietta District of bustling Downtown Atlanta, right off Centennial Olympic Park Drive at 150 Walton Street. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until midnight. For more information, please visit www.parkbaratlanta.com or call (404) 524-0444. Follow Park Bar on Twitter and Instagram at @Park Bar and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/parkbaratl.
February 19th, 2014 | Events
Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is making a stop in Atlanta March 20 through March 30, 2014. Once the sun sets, locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through Piedmont Park and take in the sights of 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes that are touring the world as part of a unique nighttime exhibition. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated from over 28,000 submitted photographs, showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet. Throughout the 10-day free exhibition, attendees also will have opportunities to attend lectures from the award-winning photographers, meet Red Bull athletes and more.
The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted in 2013 by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries around the globe. The top 50 images, first unveiled in Hong Kong, are touring the world as part of a unique illuminated nighttime exhibition. An international panel of esteemed photo editors selected the top 50 images, naming 10 category winners and an overall 2013 Red Bull Illume winner.
“There are talented photographers and then there are gifted photographers,” said Jym Wilson, Senior Photo Editor at USA Today and one of 50 Red Bull Illume judges globally. “I saw a lot of talent but also saw some truly gifted photographers. These are not just action photographers but people with great technical and artistic skills.”
The Red Bull Illume kickoff event will be on Thursday, March 20 and will begin at approximately 8 p.m. as the sun sets over Piedmont Park. Located at the 10th Street side of the park inside the Charles Allen gates, the unveiling of the illuminated light boxes is open to the public and free to attend. The evening will feature performances by Red Bull athletes and live broncolor photo demonstrations by winning photographers. Cocktails will be available for guests ages 21 and up.
After the exhibit’s 10-day stop in Atlanta, the Red Bull Illume Exhibition Tour will head to Spain and then will continue to travel around the world’s capitals and cultural hubs for the next two years. For additional details, please visit www.redbullillume.com and follow @RedBullATL on Twitter.
February 6th, 2014 | News
With the arrival of 2014, The ONE Group formally welcomed Matt Rainey as the new executive chef of STK Atlanta. Formerly with the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, Rainey brings a wealth of experience to Midtown’s favorite steakhouse. With a passion for using fresh, seasonal ingredients and tapping local purveyors, Chef Rainey’s winter menu features an array of new offerings while making sure STK’s signature mainstays continue to impress.
“I’m deeply committed to making sure our guests have an exceptional dining and social experience with each visit to STK. I’m excited to introduce new seasonal dishes that not only embrace, but reflect our city’s distinct personality and culture,” says Chef Rainey.
Artfully blending two concepts into one—a modern reincarnation of a steakhouse and a chic lounge, diners are invited to enjoy high quality steaks along with Chef Rainey’s new specialty entrees and innovative side dishes, appetizers, salads, and desserts. Mouthwatering starters like the Lump Crab Salad, Beef Tartare, and lil’ BRGRs remain on the menu while Roasted Beet Carpaccio, Grilled Spanish Octopus, a delicious Buratta Salad, and an updated version of the Seared Scallops have all been added. His new seasonally influenced entrees include a Chili Rubbed Lamb Rack, Pan Roasted Branzino, and Miso Glazed Sea Bass. Guests with a sweet tooth can dive into new dessert options like the Almond Fudge Brownie; Bag o’ Donuts – apple cider donuts topped with caramel and bourbon sauces; Banana Cream Pie; and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Both STK’s popular Birthday Cake dessert and signature ICE STK mini ice cream cone sampler will continue to delight.
Diners wanting to imbibe will find an impressive wine and spirit list along with creative signature cocktails. Staples like the Cucumber Stiletto made with Grey Goose Citron, St. Germaine, fresh lime juice, cucumber, and mint; the Green Intensity – Grey Goose Vodka, lime juice, Serrano chili slices, and basil leaves; and the Strawberry Cobbler made from Belvedere Vodka, muddled fresh strawberries with a graham cracker crusted rim are ideal for sipping in STK’s high-energy lounge or to compliment a meal in the bistro or stylish scene-and-be-seen dining room.
Chef Rainey’s new winter menu is available now.
STK 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 via www.Facebook.com/STKATL ad on Twitter and Instagram at @STKAtlanta.
Come early, stay late, and make memories that will last a lifetime as Cypress Street Pint and Plate celebrates six years of success and the 4th anniversary of its beloved Beer Geek Tuesday series. During a special anniversary edition of Beer Geek Tuesday, tonight, February 4, 2014, revelers are invited to enjoy a variety of drink specials, including $2 Cypress Draft beer, $5 well drinks, $5 Deep Eddy’s Vodka cocktails, and $5 shots of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey. The OMG Booth will also be in the house to help document the shenanigans throughout the evening. The event kicks off at 8 p.m.
Winter Wren, a brand new womenswear boutique located in the heart of Atlanta’s Virginia Highland neighborhood, is thrilled to celebrate its arrival with a stylish soiree on February 6, 2014. The second Atlanta offering from Winter Hodges, veteran retailer and longtime Virginia Highland resident behind Atlanta’s beloved 310 Rosemont boutique, Winter Wren features comfortable yet sophisticated womenswear with a curated selection of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories from posh brands like Free People, BB Dakota, Michael Stars, Hunter Boots, Kensie, Aryn K., BCBG Generation, Diane Von Furstenberg, Rebecca Minkoff and more. From party-wear to casually chic weekend-wear, Winter Wren is bringing new options and an alternative shopping experience to Atlanta’s fashion set.
January 17th, 2014 | Events
January 9th, 2014 | News
Monday night, Atlanta welcomed the latest brewery to join the current surge of craft beer businesses sprouting up throughout the Southeast—Eventide Brewing. Hosting nearly 250 friends, family and supporters, Eventide released the first two craft beers off its roster, an a American Pale Ale and a Kölsch Style Ale, during a special celebration at Six Feet Under in Grant Park, a nearby neighbor to the brewery. Born out of a collaborative homebrewing project, Eventide Brewing is the collective brainchild of: marketing guru Mat Sweezey; mechanical engineer, Nathan Cowan; brand manager, Haley Cowan; and BCJP judge and brewmaster, Geoffrey Williams. It’s their diverse backgrounds combined with a love of Craft offerings that have allowed Eventide to take a hands on approach to the creation of the overall brand. From the designing and fabrication of many of the onsite components of the brew system to hand-carved tap handles that will be used throughout the market – when you drink a beer from Eventide, you are drinking true a “craft beer”.
“We love and pride ourselves in that the roots of Eventide Brewing stem from a homebrewing project,” says Sweezey. “Our motto is that ‘great doesn’t have to be complicated’ and I think that will show with the more people who get to know us and our beers.”
A perfectionist of his craft, Williams’ recipes go through multiple phases before being finalized and approved for general consumption. As a result, his beers have won multiple awards and he has recently been granted the honor of becoming a BJCP judge. His philosophy behind the brewing process is best summarized in a quote from Vince Lombardi which reads, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we catch excellence.” This guides his way of thinking and is the driving force behind his passion to create and sustain something great without all of the complications.
Beginning today, the first two beers from Eventide, a Kölsch Style Ale and an American Pale Ale, will be available in pubs and restaurants throughout Atlanta. The Kölsch Style Ale is a crisp, easy drinking German golden, that pairs well with any meal or mood. It can be said that the American Pale is the beer that started the Craft revolution. For Eventide, that meant pairing an American hop and malt profile with an English yeast train. The result is an immensely drinkable brew that is bold enough for “hop heads”, yet smooth enough for newcomers. Currently only available on tap, Eventide will be available in cans by the end of the year.
The following locations have joined with Eventide Brewing in its launch and are featuring both the Kölsch Style Ale and American Pale Ale beginning today: Argosy (East Atlanta), Augustine’s (Grant Park), Barrel and Barley Craft Beer Market (Woodstock), The Beer Growler (Brookhaven), Brick Store Pub (Decatur), Cypress Street Pint and Plate (Midtown), Graveyard Tavern (Decatur), Kaleidoscope (Brookhaven), My Friend’s Growler Shop (Grant Park), The Porter Beer Bar (Little Five Points), The Square Pub (Decatur), Six Feet Under (Grant Park), Taco Mac – Canton (Canton), Taco Mac – Cumming (Cumming), Taco Mac – Decatur (Decatur), Taco Mac – Duluth (Duluth), Taco Mac – East Roswell (Alpharetta),Taco Mac – Mall of Georgia (Buford), Taco Mac – Peachtree City (Peachtree City), Taco Mac – Perimeter Place (Dunwoody), Taco Mac – Prado (Sandy Springs), Taco Mac – Metropolis (Midtown) and 97 Estoria (Cabbagetown).
For more information on Eventide Brewing and a detailed listing of launch events, locations, and more, please visit www.eventidebrewing.com.
December 31st, 2013 | Events
Join Midtown’s sexiest steakhouse, STK, this New Year’s Eve for a high-energy celebration and ode to the roaring twenties on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. While the party kicks off at 5 p.m. in the lounge, two dinner seating options are available at 5:30 p.m., featuring a specialty 3-course menu for $85, and 9:30 p.m., featuring a 3-course menu in addition to a complimentary champagne toast for $115. For guests eager to keep the vibe alive throughout the night, an open bar option is available for $75. Ringing in 2014 with a glamorous bang, STK’s Great Gatsby themed celebration will feature the sounds of DJ London Thomas, complete with twenties era performers, party favors, surprises and much more. Reservations for the 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. dinner seating options are required and can be placed by calling 404-793-0144 or emailing ATLNYE@STKhouse.com. For more information please visit www.stkhouse.com.
STK 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.
November 26th, 2013 | Events
Listen up, football fans! On Saturday, November 30th, the ACC will once again meet the SEC in one of the most talked about games of the season. There’s no football rivalry in the state of Georgia bigger than UGA vs. Georgia Tech and to get in on the action, Midtown’s favorite neighborhood bar and restaurant will once again host the city’s largest tailgate party. Beginning at 10 a, Cypress Street Pint and Plate will open its doors to UGA and Georgia Tech fans alike for some good old-fashioned Southern (should be southern) competition. Guests will enjoy a variety of delicious food specials, live music before and after the game, and of course, ice cold brews courtesy of Athens’ Terrapin Beer Company and Atlanta’s own SweetWater Brewing Company. Hardcore football fanatics fear not, as (remove – as) the big game will be shown on every TV throughout the restaurant, (remove comma) with sound, while Chef Richard Silvey grills up some of the best tailgate grub in the city. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to grab their seat and the first fifty guests will receive a limited edition game hat. Of course, (remove of course,) The party isn’t over when the game ends; Cypress Street is in it for the long run and will keep the beer flowing and the food coming until late into the night. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243.
November 6th, 2013 | Events
Atlanta’s most iconic nightclub, Tongue and Groove, is celebrating almost two decades of serving up the most electrifying nights in Atlanta during a birthday bash of epic proportions on Thursday, November 14, 2013 – and you’re invited. The Tongue and Groove team will kick off their 19th anniversary celebration with a VIP reception from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring complimentary Perrier Joet Nuit Blanche champagne, a chef station from by Kyma’s Executive Chef Pano Karatassos, a live acoustic performance by Kontraband and passed appetizers courtesy of Zest. Following the VIP portion evening, guests are invited to dance the night away to the eclectic sounds DJ Danny M. Partygoers will also be wowed by performances and visual stimulation, provided by Illuminaution throughout the night, including an LED robot, go-go dancers and more.
Always on the cutting-edge of nightlife experiences, Tongue and Groove is also excited to introduce a host of improvements to enhance guests’ experiences moving into its 19th year. Several new additions to the venue include a renovated sound booth, a new Electro-Voice PA system of loudspeakers, and new light fixtures with unique aerial beams with moving head.
The 19th anniversary celebration is for ages 21 and up. To RSVP for the VIP celebration from 8 to 10 p.m., email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of admission after 10 p.m. starts at $10. For more information, visit www.tandgonline.com.
About Tongue and Groove:
Nightclub impresarios Michael Krohngold and Scott Strumlauf created the buzz again in 2008 by opening the new Tongue and Groove at 565 Main Street in Lindbergh City Center, just off Piedmont Road in Buckhead. The 8,600 square-foot Tongue and Groove, is an updated and a larger version of the first. Just as attention has been paid to every detail from the design to the music and unparalleled service, every night is specially programmed to ensure that there’s something just about anyone can groove to. Before dinner, after-dinner and late into the night, Tongue and Groove caters to an upscale crowd that enjoys fashion, music, art and nightlife. Tongue and Groove is open Monday from 10 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 9 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. and is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information please call or visit Tongue and Groove online at www.tandgonline.com. Tongue and Groove is located at 565 Main Street in Lindberg City Center, just off Piedmont Road in Buckhead. Call Tongue and Groove at 404.261.2325 and stay connected online at www.tandgonline.com, on Twitter and Instagram at @toungeandgrooveatl and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tandgonline.