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My Parents’ Basement Now Open in Avondale Estates

August 17th, 2015 | News | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments


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 | 0 Comments


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 | 0 Comments


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.

Tod’s Now Open in Buckhead Atlanta

April 28th, 2015 | News | 0 Comments

Tod’s opens its 9th nationwide boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. The store will reflect the utmost in quintessential Italian elegance. The décor which is sophisticated creates an environment of contemporary character which still maintains the solid elements of classic traditional Italian design. This serves as a great reminder of the constant evolution of the company which is continually linked to research and technological progress without ever losing sight of the values ​​of tradition and craftsmanship.

The new Tod’s boutique will have a sales floor that measures over 2000 square feet and is dedicated to both the Tod’s women and menswear collections (Bags, Shoes, SLG’s and Accessories). The interiors are marked by high quality materials, luxurious details and understated elegance and functionality. The interior walls are made up of various material types including saddle stitched boiseries matched in pale leather, bright wood coated panels, and sophisticated grey stone to emphasize the unique manufacturing and innovative production.

The space is enriched with sumptuous leather sofas, consoles and selected furniture accented with steel details. Additional pieces crafted from steel and marble create a play of light and reflection to highlight the Tod’s Men’s and Women’s Collections. The warm and refined décor perfectly reflects the tones of Italian tradition. President and CEO, Diego Della Valle says: “The idea was to make our clients feel at home. A house built in a classic Italian style with thousands of fine details is always rare to find.”

For the occasion of the opening a special limited edition Swarovski crystal Cape bag will be sold in the boutique. The Cape bag is latest bag to be designed by Creative Director, Alessandra Facchineti for the Spring 2015 collection. The bag worn by celebrities like Leigh Lezark will be available in Houston in multi colored calfskin leather and topped with Swarovski crystal embroidery.

Tod’s Boutique in Buckhead Atlanta is located at 3035 Peachtree Road NE, space A170, Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Visit www.tods.com for more information.

Celebrate STK Atlanta’s Three-Year Anniversary on Thursday, April 30, 2015

April 23rd, 2015 | Events, News | 0 Comments

Head to Midtown’s Sexiest Steakhouse for an Evening Filled with Veuve Clicquot, Dinner, Dancing, DJ EU, Takeaways and More

To celebrate three years of success in Midtown Atlanta, STK is hosting an unforgettable evening, “Bright Lights in the Big City,” for its patrons on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Known for its high-energy atmosphere and exceptional signature and seasonal offerings, STK is taking luxe to the next level for its anniversary bash. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will be greeted with street performers on the bustling corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets before entering the restaurant through a striking 12-foot arch featuring a hanging crystal chandelier.

Guests will walk the red carpet before entering a transformed environment dripping with glamour where local favorite DJ EU will set the soundtrack for the evening.  With provocative performers throughout the evening, the event promises to be filled with surprises as guests are invited to mix and mingle in the lounge, sip on signature cocktails and nosh on Executive Chef Mark Alba’s new spring offerings and STK mainstays.

The full dinner menu will be available for revelers who would like to dine during the anniversary event. Additionally, as a special thank you to all of their supporters over the past three years, the STK team is treating guests who make a dinner reservation to a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot along with a delicious trio of desserts.

For dinner reservations call 404.793.0132 or email VIPAtlanta@togrp.com. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information.

THE SOUTHWEST RINK AT PARK TAVERN RETURNS TO PIEDMONT PARK ON THANKSGIVING

November 25th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern, a seasonal ice skating rink located in the heart of Midtown in Piedmont Park, will open just in time for the holidays.  Beginning Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014, through President’s Day, Monday, February 16, 2015, Atlantans and visitors of all ages can once again enjoy unforgettable ice skating experiences including all day skate sessions, Frozen-themed children’s birthday parties, ‘Skate After 8′ for ages 18 and up, special events, and much more – all while taking advantage of Park Tavern’s relaxed atmosphere, expansive food menu, and diverse cocktail, wine, and beer selection. The cost is just $15 to skate all day on non-peak season days and includes high quality rental skates that are professionally sharpened. Visit www.parktavern.com for more information or to make reservations.

Located in the spacious Garden Tent at Park Tavern, this favorite Intown holiday tradition will once again feature modern amenities for day and night skating including a new covered rink that is 85 feet long and 40 feet wide and comfortably accommodates 200. Skaters will stay warm under a beautiful heated tent with a state-of-the-art sound system; while observers can enjoy the rink and park-side dining, homemade hot chocolate, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, 1/2 off tacos (excluding Big Eye Tuna) nightly after 8 p.m., holiday decorations, fire pits, and much more. With original woodwork, Stone Mountain-granite walls, stack-stone fireplaces, granite bars, leather furniture and a natural slate floor, Park Tavern’s lodge-like feel and expansive covered and heated patio overlooking picturesque Piedmont Park and will only enhance the overall experience.  Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, guests can also take advantage of the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s seasonal carousel, which is located next to Park Tavern.

The Southwest 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 1 ½ hours.  The Southwest 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. For the most up to date event calendar, specialty packages, to purchase tickets, and venue rental information, please visit www.parktavern.com.  Stay connected on Facebook at  www.Facebook.com/ParkTavern and on Twitter and Instagram at @ParkTavern.

RED PEPPER TAQUERIA HELPS “SPANK CANCER”, OCTOBER 29

October 24th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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.

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

September 25th, 2014 | Events, News | 0 Comments

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.