March 18th, 2015 | Events

For the past eleven years thousands of music and food loving festivalgoers gather annually on the Southwest Porch at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. For the 12th installment on Saturday, March 28, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are brought in the night before - making it Atlanta’s biggest crawfish festival. Park Tavern will also serve fresh, regional fried, raw, and steamed oysters, delicious fried oyster, shrimp and chicken baskets, Abita brews, Bacardi cocktails and more.

Featuring live music performances throughout the day, Wasted Potential Brass Brand, known for its New Orleans standards, sarcastic pop, blues, funk and hip hop will get the crowd going before Mudcat takes the stage playing their Delta-style blues mixed with funk, ragtime, gospel, Cajun, jazz, vaudeville and Georgia blues. The annual spring celebration will welcome back Cowboy Mouth, the hard-hitting band out of New Orleans known for its unique style of ‘rock and roll gumbo’ and high energy shows, as its headliner.

The festival begins at 2 p.m. Ages 21 and under are allowed to attend the event when accompanied by a parent. Children 12 and under will not be charged admission. General admission and VIP tickets are available starting at $15 at www.parktavern.com and www.parktavern.xorbia.com/OCfest.  VIP admission grants revelers access to an exclusive entrance, a private bar with complimentary drink service, special seating with leather pub tables and couches behind the stage, private restrooms, and a meet-and-greet with Cowboy Mouth. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information, visit www.parktavern.com or call 404.249.0001.  Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/parktavern and Twitter and Instagram at @parktavern.


February 23rd, 2015 | Events

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, is excited to welcome the second installment of its local artist series, featuring work from Atlanta-based, encaustic artist Penny Treese.

Kicking off with an opening night event on Thursday, February 26, 2015, the evening will feature a live encaustic art demonstration by the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. As art-lovers peruse Treese’s work, which will also be available for purchase, they can enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Catering Company and Ocean Market.

Observing the way our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese’s technique begins with an out-of-focus photograph of a nude woman on thin paper. She distresses the image with water, wine, coffee, salt and cold—natural elements that age the human body. Finally, applying heat to layers of molten unbleached beeswax and vivid pigment, Treese creates a beauty and integrity from her “aged” work—ultimately answering the question “Are beauty and aging contradictions in terms” with an empathic and absolute No.

In a relatively short time, Treese has been accepted and won awards in a number of juried exhibitions including, most recently, winning Best of Show in a group show and competition at the Decatur Market and Gallery, juried by internationally renowned art critic Bill Arnett. In addition to the numerous private and public collections to display her work, Ocean Market is proud to be the latest host of Treese’s most recent collection. For more on Penny Treese, visit www. www.pennytreese.com.


January 7th, 2015 | Events

With its 33rd anniversary on the horizon this February, The Punchline Comedy Club has set it sights on finding a new home. Prior to moving in April 2015, Atlanta’s oldest comedy club will host a whirlwind of special events and shows, surprise guests and much more.

Since the first show in 1982, more than 10,000 shows have been presented, and thousands of comedians, both professional and amateur, have appeared in the original showroom at 280 Hilderbrand Drive. Some of comedy’s all-time legends and most recognizable names including Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Dave Chappelle, Larry The Cable Guy, Ron White, Jeff Foxworthy, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Brian Regan and dozens more have performed at The Punchline – creating a rich history and tradition that is unmatchable by any comedy club in Atlanta. It is regularly cited as one of the Top Ten Comedy Clubs in the US.

“It’s the right time for this move. A variety of things lined up with redevelopment coming in Sandy Springs and some exciting things happening around Metro Atlanta.  It’s hard not to love your original showroom and all of the memories from over the years; nevertheless, we’re excited for the opportunity a new location offers that will incorporate the best aspects of the current club with some new features,” says Jamie Bendall, co-owner of The Punchline Comedy Club.

“I was a part of the Punchline on the first day back in 1982, and this location has been a great chapter in our story, but we are looking forward to writing the next chapter to cover the next thirty years,” added Chris DiPetta, one of the other current co-owners of The Punchline Comedy Club.

Leading up to the move, the club will host an impressive lineup of talent so both comedy lovers and comedians alike can celebrate the iconic original showroom. Additionally, The Punchline team will have pop-up shows throughout the summer at different locations and anticipate producing shows at temporary venues until they have secured a new permanent home. More details to be announced in the coming weeks.

For the full show schedule and most up to date information visit, www.punchline.com. Stay connected at via Twitter and Instagram at @punchlinecomedy and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePunchline.


November 25th, 2014 | News

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.


November 5th, 2014 | Events

High-energy dining concept, STK, has partnered with the world’s original luxury vodka Belvedere and will be offering a new $7 specialty cocktail menu featuring ‘Belvedere All Day And Saturday Sunday’ (B.A.D.A.S.S.) beginning Thursday, November 6, 2014.  To celebrate the launch of the new B.A.D.A.S.S. cocktail and bar bites menu, STK will be hosting a launch party that same evening from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring DJ Ree de la Vega, a fashion show by Polished and Primped ATL, entertainment by award-winning flair bartender Aaron Pierce, and complimentary samplings of the new Belvedere cocktails and Chef Mark Alba’s new bar bites menu.

Following the launch party, diners will be able to take advantage of the new wallet-friendly $7 B.A.D.A.S.S. cocktail offerings from open to close seven days a week and the bar bites menu is available every Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Chef Alba’s new $7 bar bites menu includes: braised short rib sliders; Lil’ BRGs with truffle fries; mini lump crab salad; tuna tartare and steak tartare cones; parsnip bread pudding; and more.

Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta.


October 24th, 2014 | News

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.


October 15th, 2014 | News

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.


October 9th, 2014 | Events

Prissy Tomboy, a lifestyle brand that promotes athleticism and a place for girls to feel empowered, recognized, and supported through sports, is hosting its first-ever Prissy Tomboy Adventure Challenge Camp Day in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Featuring separate junior an senior sessions specifically targeting girls ages 12 to 14 and 15 to 17, the Prissy Tomboy Adventure Challenge Camp Day will take over the Georgia Tech Leadership Challenge Course for a fun-filled day designed to improve team-building skills and sportsmanship, all while having fun and building friendships and lifelong skills.

“Since we believe that a healthy youth is a happy youth, the Prissy Tomboy Games will be an opportunity for young girls to find a healthy passion by exploring different activities while listening to keynote speakers discuss important issues including health, hygiene, motivation, sports financing, and more,” says Tracey Pearson, founder of Prissy Tomboy.

Hoping to empower girls and parents to learn more about what is available to them in the world of girls’ athletics, the Prissy Tomboy Adventure Challenge Camp Day is open to all skill levels. Participants will experience an exciting challenge course, lunch from Chick-Fil-A, yoga class led by Roswell Yoga Life instructors, a Prissy pamper station where Soda Salon stylists will have a one-on-one beauty session with every camper, a red carpet photo-booth, giveaways, and an opportunity to hear from an expert panel on female athleticism and adventure tackling a variety of topics from motivation, finding your sport, health and hygiene, all the way to college recruitment tips straight from the recruiters. Limited space is available and early bird tickets are on sale now for $75 at www.prissytomboy.com.

About Prissy Tomboy Athletics:
Founded in 2013 by Tracey Pearson, a mother, successful business owner and sports enthusiast, Prissy Tomboy Athletics is a lifestyle brand that promotes athleticism and a place for girls to feel empowered, recognized, and supported through sports. With three main initiatives, an Ambassador program, Girls Only Clinic, and a Fundraising arm aimed exclusively for all-girl athletic programs, Prissy Tomboy is bringing a new dynamic and outlook to the world of girls’ athletics. Also offering a range of fashion forward athletic wear, playful accessories, and beauty products geared towards the active girl, Prissy Tomboy applies a percentage of the proceeds from athletic wear sales to fund each of its initiatives that continue to educate, inspire, build relationships, and give young women lifelong tools and skills. For more information visit, www.prissytomboy.com. Stay connected via Instagram and Facebook at @prissytomboyathletics, on Twitter at @prissytomboys.


September 25th, 2014 | Events, News

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.


September 17th, 2014 | News

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.