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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.

FITWIT ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF WELLATL.COM

September 17th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

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.

Ocean Market Kicks Off Local Artist Series with Photographer Amy Simone

July 28th, 2014 | Events, News | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments


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.

DRINK UP! BONE LICK BBQ LAUNCHES NEW BEVERAGE PROGRAM

June 24th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

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.

CWPR PICKS WHERE TO WATCH THE WORLD CUP

June 12th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Get the best bang for your buck during the World Cup at these favorite Atlanta haunts that are packed with TVs, cold brews, great food and always promise a good time.

D.B.A. Barbecue – Red, White and Blue World Cup Special:
Virginia Highland’s favorite neighborhood barbecue joint, D.B.A. Barbecue couldn’t be more ready for the FIFA World Cup tournament. Fans are invited to enjoy BBQ, buffalo and lemon pepper smoked wings as they cheer their teams to victory. With 14 flat-screen TVs and not a bad view in the house (including the patio), it’s no wonder D.B.A. has become a favorite destination to watch sports all year long. With expansive and affordable food, beer, cocktail and catering menus, D.B.A. will also offer 10% off during the U.S.A. game to those in attendance wearing red, white and blue. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information, please visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404-249-5000.

Red Pepper Taqueria – World Cup Taco & Beer Specials:
After a long four-year wait, it’s no wonder Red Pepper Taqueria is going all out for the FIFA World Cup. Throughout the tournament, soccer enthusiasts can enjoy $3 Heineken pints alongside Karma Tequila specials as they catch all the action on one of the 24 HD flat-screen TVs throughout the Buckhead location and 16 HD flat-screen TVs throughout the Briarcliff location. In the spirit of the host country, hungry fans can also chow down on  Brazilian steak tacos, featuring a traditional picanha cut, specially created by Chef Mimmo. Red Pepper Taqueria is located in Decatur at 2149 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 and Buckhead at 3135 Piedmont Road Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the Decatur location at 404-325-8151 or Buckhead location at 404-869-2773 or visit www.eatredpepper.com.

Bone Lick BBQ – World Cup Beer, BBQ & Moonshine Specials:
Catch all the World Cup action this year at West Midtown’s favorite Bar-B-Cade, Bone Lick BBQ. From group stages, beginning on June 12, all the way through the final match on July 13, soccer fans can catch every game while taking advantage of $3.50 pints of Red Hare Brewing beers. During every USA game, Bone Lick will have a wing buffet and will also be giving away Red Hare special edition World Cup pint glasses. Fans can also quench their thirst throughout the tournament with Budweiser, Bud Light ($20 for five), and High Life ($14 for five) tallboy bucket specials.  In typical fashion, Bone Lick will also be giving away complimentary rounds of shooters from its extensive moonshine menu for any match that the USA wins.  Bone Lick’s new summer menu will also be available along with international barbecue specials. For more information, visit www.bonelickbarbecue.com.

CALLING ALL EMERGING ARTISTS FOR THE OLD FOURTH WARD ARTS FESTIVAL

June 11th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Calling all emerging artists! The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) and Binders Art Supplies & Frames are excited to announce the launch of the “Emerging Artists” program. Making its debut at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on June 28 and 29, 2014, the program aims to support new artists and artisans that have never previously exhibited outside of the classroom or studio by providing the opportunity for them to participate in a juried outdoor art festival.

“AFFPS and Binders strongly support the arts and especially the development of new talent.  We recognize the challenges new artists face when developing a body of work and finding exhibition opportunities.  Participating in a juried outdoor art festival can be viewed as a ‘rite of passage’ among new artists who wish to introduce their work in an unbiased public setting,” explains Patrick Dennis, Executive Director of the AFFPS.

Artists eager to participate are encouraged to apply through the AFFPS by completing a one-page application and submitting photos of their artwork. A reduced rate opportunity for artists to participate in a juried outdoor art festival, AFFPS and Binders will provide basic display tools including the tented pavilion, tables and/or easels.  The application fee is $25, in addition to a booth fee of $75.  Participating artists will retain all proceeds from sales during the event. The deadline to submit applications is this Friday, June 13, 2014. For more information, or to submit an application, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.