counterpoint music & arts festival / september 28, 2012 / 10.52p
October 11th, 2012 | News
Just in time for the holidays, Billy and Jenn Streck, the husband and wife team best known as co-owners of Cypress Street Pint and Plate, are bringing Hudson North, a new pop-up restaurant, to Atlantic Station starting Tuesday, October 9, through Monday, December 31, 2012. Taking over the space that formerly housed The Grape, Hudson North is a farm-to-tavern establishment open for lunch and dinner seven days a week featuring an affordable, chef-driven menu and curated craft beer and cocktail selection served in a warm and inviting environment.
Known for designing renowned Atlanta culinary staples including Miller Union, 4th & Swift and Holeman & Finch Public House, the Streck’s hired ai3 to transform the space that once held The Grape into a cozy tavern reminiscent of shipyard haunts that overlook the Hudson River. Dark hardwood floors and repurposed tables and chairs compliment a palate of soft beige, grays, cream, yellow and natural wood. Candles in mason jars that mimic floating down a river hang at various lengths above the heads of diners, while 1920s inspired accents like an antique cash register, phone, radio and scales are peppered throughout. The story of the Hudson North and the Streck’s definition of what a pop-up restaurant means to them is written on the windows, creating an undeniable charm and feeling of being a part of a welcoming community.
While wine is often the go-to libation of choice for diners enjoying an authentic Italian meal, Cucina Asellina has joined forces with Georgia’s own Wild Heaven Craft Beer to host an unforgettable four-course tasting dinner on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. For just $45, diners have the opportunity to meet Wild Heaven’s founder Nick Purdy and consulting brewmaster Eric Johnson and learn about their world-class, award-winning beers. Cucina Asellina’s chef de cuisine Josh Carden has created a specialty pairing menu to perfectly complement Wild Heaven’s four featured beers: Let There Be Light, Invocation, Eschaton, and Ode to Mercy. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call Cucina Asellina at 404-793-0141.
September 6th, 2012 | News
In honor of Fashion Night Out, STK Atlanta is encouraging Atlantans to support our city’s most stylish institutions from local retailers, designers and boutiques to top salons and spas. And, to show shoppers how much they appreciate their support, STK is giving away a slew of fabulous prizes. Shoppers simply need to tag #STKFNO on Twitter or Instagram while they are out and about (or eating, drinking and being merry at STK before or after shopping) on Thursday, September 6th for the chance to win. STK will also be serving up $10.75 Cucumber Stiletto martinis all night long. Follow STK Atlanta on Twitter at @STKAtlanta to find out their top picks for FNO.
- Gift Certificate for a facial from Spa Sentio
STK Atlanta is located 12th & Midtown at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. Serving dinner nightly, STK Atlanta is open Monday through Sunday. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta. Visit STK online at /www.stkhouse.com.
August 23rd, 2012 | Uncategorized
July 3rd, 2012 | News
From a special edition of Beer Geek Tuesday at Cypress Street to the Official Peachtree Road Race After Party at Park Tavern, we’ve put together a few or our favorite 4th of July client happenings.
Cypress Street Pint and Plate: Get your freak on with Cypress Street Pint and Plate on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, as they host the newest installment of their weekly Beer Geek series, Beer Freak. In honor of America’s birthday, Cypress is taking you back in time to wistful summers spent on Coney Island’s boardwalk. Cypress’ Beer Freak will feature specialty Coney Island brews from Schmaltz Brewing, including Albino Python, Mermaid Pils, Sword Swallower, and a vintage Human Blockhead. But the fun doesn’t stop there! As you enjoy your cold Coney brews, prepare for little shock and awe as you enjoy a freaky carnie show, featuring a real life sideshow freak that will excite and amaze you with his glass eating abilities, among others. Additional festivities include performances from real-life circus freaks, a Nathan’s hotdog eating contest and more. For more information, please visit the Cypress Street Beer Geek Tuesday Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/BeerGeekTuesday.
Cucina Asellina: Don’t miss cheering for the runners during one of Atlanta’s favorite 4th of July traditions, the Peachtree Road Race. Cucina Asellina is located right along the race route, so they’re opening at 8 a.m. so you can have a front row seat as they serve up a delicious brunch, specialty Belvedere (RED) cocktails, bottomless Bellinis and special edition mini Moët & Chandon bottles. Celebrate our nation’s birthday in style while sitting on the dog-friendly patio, sipping on featured drink selections, and enjoying the sights and sounds of DJ Vicki Powell until 4 p.m. For more information visit www.Facebook.com/CucinaAsellina or call (404) 793-0141 for reservations.
D.B.A. Barbecue: What’s more American than barbecue and beer? This 4th of July join D.B.A. Barbecue from 11 a.m. to midnight for $4 Jailhouse Brewing pints, live music courtesy of Ocha La Rocha starting at 9 p.m. and, of course, all of your D.B.A. favorites like Hotlanta smoked wings, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked meat platters, and chef and owner Matt Coggin’s homemade Puddin’ Pops. If you can’t make it to D.B.A. they’ll come to you; put your feet up, turn off the grill, and let D.B.A. cater your cookout or call in a picnic basket for your 4th of July outing! For more please information please visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404-249-5000.
Diesel Filling Station: Every Tuesday night starting July 3, Dirty South Trivia and Diesel Filling Station will host Nerd-Core Trivia! In true Dirty South style, anything goes during the eight rounds that will test your nerdiest knowledge about Star Wars, zombies, and more. Taking the nerdiness a step further, Diesel will break out the very best retro game systems and will host gaming tournaments throughout the month. For more information visit www.dieselatlanta.com or www.dirtysouthtrivia.com or call (404) 815-1820.
Park Tavern: Whether you are participating in Peachtree Road Race this 4th of July or are showing your support along the race route, you won’t want to miss the official after party at Park Tavern. With the race finishing in the meadow in Piedmont Park, just scoot on over to Park Tavern between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy as many frosty Miller64s as you like under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent for just $10. The event is for ages 21 and up. For more information or to purchase tickets to attend, visit www.parktavern.com.
P’cheen International Bistro & Pub: If you’re one of the many Atlantans with only one day off this 4th of July, come celebrate with P’cheen! Starting at 4 p.m., DJ Ryan Baker will spin the tunes on the sidewalk while P’cheen serves up cold beer, moonshine, and delicious fare. No 4th of July soiree would be complete without fireworks and North Highland is the perfect place to post up for three of Atlanta’s best displays. Come enjoy an evening of good vibes, great food and fireworks! For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/events/33710885636944, www.pcheen.com or call 404-529-8800.
June 19th, 2012 | News
While many existing restaurant weeks are associated with a particular neighborhood, we are thrilled to showcase diverse options all over the city during CWPR Restaurant Week. Offering something for all tastes, participating restaurants include:
The Albert – Inman Park – (Lunch Only)
Café Circa – O4W – (Dinner)
Cucina Asellina – Midtown – (Lunch & Dinner)
Cypress Street Pint and Plate – Midtown – (Lunch & Dinner)
D.B.A. Barbecue – Virginia-Highland – (Lunch & Dinner)
Diesel Filling Station – Virginia Highland – (Lunch & Dinner)
Genki Noodles and Sushi – Buckhead, Virginia Highland, The Prado in Sandy Springs – (Dinner)
Park Tavern – Midtown – (Dinner)
P’cheen International Bistro & Pub – O4W – (Dinner)
The Real Chow Baby Ponce – Poncey-Highland – (Lunch & Dinner)
Sun in my Belly – Kirkwood – (Lunch & Dinner)
June 12th, 2012 | News
The Albert: This Sunday The Albert is taking a trip to the Caribbean and bringing a little Latin flavor to Inman Park! Join the Albert crew as they ring in the 40th birthday of beloved bartender, Felix Castro, with Puerto Rican themed fare including Skirt Steak, Plantains, Rice and Pigeon Peas, Shrimp Mofongo and more. Bacardi drink specials, like frozen Pina Coladas, will also be available. For more information please visit The Albert’s website at http://www.thealbertatlanta.com/web/ or call 404-872-4990.
Cucina Asellina: Start Father’s Day off right with POP! Sunday. Bring Dad in to enjoy a sophisticated European style brunch and drink specials from Moet Chandon and Belvedere (Red). Midtown’s hottest new restaurant hosts a brunch like no other, featuring live DJ’s, signature cocktails, and Menu items like the Egg White Frittata and Wild Mushroom Omelet. From 12 to 4p.m. you and Dad can enjoy Cucina Asellina’s casual dining room, or relax on the beautiful dog friendly patio if you’d like to bring the whole family along. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Cucina Asellina on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CucinaAsellina or call 404-793-0141.
Genki Noodles & Sushi Prado: This Father’s Day, Genki Noodles and Sushi has something the whole family can enjoy. Grab the gang and head down to the Prado location of Genki for a very special Sunday Supper. Genki will be serving up their delicious menu items family style, with portions that will feed 6 or more. For more information please visit Genki online at http://genkiatl.com/ or call 404-843-8319.
Park Tavern: Not only is Park Tavern treating you and Dad to fabulous food and fun this Father’s Day, but they’re giving back to the community too. This Sunday Park Tavern will have 50% off food specials with proceeds benefitting Big Brother, Big Sister Organization. This deal is available all day and can be ordered during their weekly Unplugged in the Park series. They will also have a ½ rack of ribs with pulled pork on special, served with coleslaw and onion rings for only $18.95. Part of making Dad happy is making the kids happy, which is why there will be a bouncy house set up in the meadow! For more information please visit http://www.parktavern.com/ or call 404-249-0001.
P’cheen: Head on down to P’cheen this Father’s Day for Sidewalk Sunday! Sip on moonshine and hang out with dad as you enjoy bottomless Mimosas and delicious international fare off P’cheen’s regular lunch and dinner menus. For more information visit http://pcheen.com/ or call 404-529-8800
Spa Sentio: Let’s face it, there’s no one more hard-working than Dad, and he deserves some serious R&R this Father’s Day. Luckily, Spa Sentio has the perfect treat for Dad; regularly $90, Spa Sentio’s Men’s Sundari Facial is only $45 during the month of June. This treatment specifically targets the needs of men’s skin using the healing power of the Neem tree extract that will leave Dad’s skin feeling cleansed, soothed, and feeling fresh. For more information visit Spa Sentio online at http://spasentio.com/ or call 404-733-1820.
STK: Fore! A special Father’s Day at STK includes a four-course dinner with a special four glass wine tasting just for Dad! Every Dad will have a chance to win a FREE round of golf at Bobby Jones and get one step closer to becoming a PGA pro with 6 private golf lessons courtesy of the PGA Tour Superstore. STK may not be your Daddy’s steakhouse, but they know how to treat him right. For more information visit http://www.stkhouse.com/ or call 404-793-0144.
Sun in my Belly: This Sunday put some sun in Dad’s belly with a special Father’s Day Brunch menu from 8a to 4p. Specialty items like Dad’s Favorite Omelet with Carolina Pulled Pork and Purple Slaw, Grilled Pork, and Eggs Benedict is sure to satisfy Dad’s taste buds. Sun in my Belly would never leave out dessert and nothing’s better than a good old-fashioned chocolate cake to celebrate the special occasion. For more information visit http://suninmybelly.com/ or call 404-370-1088.
Diesel Filling Station: Having trouble deciding whether you should celebrate Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby this year? Now you don’t have to choose thanks to Diesel Filling Station! Diesel will be celebrating the best traditions from both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo at “Cinco de Derby” on Saturday, May 5, 2012 beginning at 4 p.m. Specialty menu items will be offered in addition to double drink specials. South of the border themed games, like the Tortilla Toss, will accompany Kentucky flare. Can’t decide between classic Derby or Cinco attire? Diesel has a simple solution: combine them! A fancy hat contest will be held during the event, with prizes awarded to the person with the best Kentucky Derby inspired sombrero! For more information please visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call (404) 815-1820.
Park Tavern: $1 Margaritas, $1 Dos Equis bottles and one of the best patios in Atlanta. Need we say more? www.parktavern.com
Cypress Street Pint and Plate: Cypress Street Pint and Plate is hosting a one-of-a-kind Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5! This special edition of Beer Geek Brunch will take a fresh approach to celebrating the annual holiday we know and love. Cinco de Mayo is, contrary to popular belief, not Mexican Independence Day. It is in fact a celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. In honor of this commonly overlooked fact, Cypress Street has themed the Cinco de Mayo menu to reflect this battle and will feature French beers that will “face off” against Mexican fare. The historically inspired Beer Geek Brunch will be a lively event, not to be missed. From 10a.m. to 2 p.m. diners will choose from a three-course Mexican inspired menu. Aside from the holiday festivities, as always, there will be fourteen beers on tap and forty bottled selections. For more information or to make a reservation call 404.815.9243 or visit Cypress Street Pint and Plate on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CypressStreet.
D.B.A. Barbecue: Put your party hat on and celebrate Cinco de Mayo all day and night at D.B.A. Barbecue during “Gringo de Mayo” beginning at 11:30 a.m. and get served by special guest bartender, Johnny Latte a.k.a. The Most Interesting Man in the Highlands. Enjoy $3 Dos XX pints, $5 margaritas, $15 margarita pitchers, and delicious Tex-Mex specials along with the live music of Parker Smith and the Bandwith at 9 p.m. For more information please visit www.dbabarbecue.com.
Bad Dog Taqueria: Pull out your sombreros and celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style with Bad Dog Taqueria. Joining forces with Dolce Vida Organic Tequila, Bad Dog will offer specialty cocktails and drink specials including $5 house margaritas and $7 FatAss Skinny Margaritas. Come hungry because Bad Dog will also be debuting their new Empanadas. Diners can choose from traditional brown beef empanadas, spicy chicken and black bean empanadas, and vegan roasted Poblano empanadas. T-shirts, koozies, and more will be given away courtesy of Dolce Vida Tequila. For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/BadDogTaqueria or call 404.370.8822.
The Real Chow Baby Ponce – At The Real Chow Baby on Ponce, Cinco de Mayo is more than a daylong celebration! Visit Chow Baby now through May 12 for a variety of Cinco de Mayo Drink Specials like the Bloody Mariachi, a tequila twist on the classic Bloody Mary and Jose Cuervo and 1800 Margarita pitchers! For more information please visit Chow Baby’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chowbabyponce.
Tongue and Groove: The legendary Tongue and Groove is throwing down as usual on Saturday night. Join them for Glam Slam Saturday and receive $6 Corzo shots and Margaritas in honor of Cinco de Mayo! Please visit www.tngonline.com for more information.
P’cheen International Bistro & Pub: Join the crew at P’cheen for “Montezuma’s Revenge”, a party on May 6 for those that need a hangover cure to get their head straight the day after Cinco de Mayo. Ice cold Coronas, bottomless Mimosas, a DJ on the curb. What else could your hangover need? P’cheen’s delicious lunch menu featuring international sandwiches, delicious appetizers and an extensive beer and spirits collection will also be available. Please call (404) 529-8800 or visit www.pcheen.com for more information.
April 19th, 2012 | News
C3 Presents and MCP Presents have joined forces to bring CounterPoint, a new two-day music and arts festival, to Atlanta, Georgia this September 28 and 29, 2012. The multi-stage festival with camping options will be held at the location of 2007′s The Echo Project, a 350-acre, scenic Chattahoochee river front property just south of metropolitan Atlanta. Partnering with local businesses, restaurants, artists and more, CounterPoint is expanding upon the format of its predecessor with the inclusion of interactive elements throughout the festival grounds. In addition to a stellar music lineup, planned environments include an arts village, extreme sports demonstrations, a beer garden featuring local breweries, a food truck component, local chefs, and a college football viewing area. Detailed information and performers will be released in the coming weeks.
Produced by C3 Presents (Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza) and MCP Presents (Camp Bisco, Lights All Night, The Echo Project), CounterPoint marks the first partnership for the two companies.
“As the Southeast’s beacon of culture and diversity, Atlanta is the ideal location to launch CounterPoint.” states CounterPoint Co-Producer and MCP Partner Brett Keber. ”We are partnering with local vendors, restaurants, chefs, breweries, artists and musicians in order to create a world-class event that is also uniquely Atlanta.”
Located approximately 30 minutes travel time from Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, CounterPoint plans on bringing the city to the pristine festival site. Elements such as preferred viewing areas, VIP table service, multiple VIP levels, and car service will be available. Daily express shuttle service to and from Atlanta as well as day parking will also be offered for those guests not wishing to camp onsite.
Ticketing details and travel packages will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.counterpointfestival.com for the most up to date information. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cntrpntmusic and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cntrpntmusic.
March 6th, 2012 | Events
99X, the popular Atlanta alternative radio station, which is now on-air at 98.9FM, has announced its performer lineup for the 10th annual 99X Unplugged in the Park free concert series at Park Tavern. Celebrating a decade of free live music, every summer 99X encourages music fans get up close and personal with some of today’s best singer-songwriters and bands from the Southeast and beyond. This year’s performer lineup features the return of Unplugged veterans like The Whiskey Gentry, Charlie Mars, Kevn Kinney and Griffin House along with newcomers Packway Handle Band, Will Turpin and The Way, and Delta Saints. The weekly series is presented by 99X Organic X and is hosted by Matt Jones and will begin on May 6 and run every Sunday through September 30, 2012. The free concert series is for ages 21 and up. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information and to see the full lineup, visit 99X online at www.99X.com/unplugged.