Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Spend Your New Years Eve In Midtown Atlanta

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Everything you could possibly want for New Years Eve is right here in Midtown Atlanta. Below is a list I have compiled of New Year's Eve events, dinners, and even a couple specials in Midtown!

COSMOLAVA - This New Years Eve celebrate at CosmoLava in Midtown Atlanta! If you have never been here, this place rocks! And since I love it so much, I am giving you a discount on your ticket. Yes, that means you can get open bar from 8:30-9:30, complimentary champagne all night, and more with promocode "MidtownMile". But this isn't going to last long. Every week prices go up (you can still use my code "MidtownMile" for a discount) till it eventually will be $45 at the door.
Join me as we ring in the New Year CosmoLava style. 2 Clubs... One Incredible Evening.
Featuring four rooms of sound with your favorite blend of Mainstream Dance, Hip-Hop, Funk, Disco and House. DJ's: LilSteven, Jeremy, Matt Todd
* OPEN BAR 8:30pm - 9:30pm (yes for $20 you can get an open bar)
* Overflowing Complimentary Champagne Fountains All Night
* Traditional Midnight Balloon Drop
* Spectacular Ice Sculpture Displays
Limited tickets available! **Tickets at the door will be $45 at the door, YOU can get them today at a significant discount with my promocode "MidtownMile"**
Discount with PromoCode "MidtownMile" Get Your Tickets HERE!!

WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER & ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - New Year's Eve POParazzi! Viva Italia! Say salude to the New Year with an all-Italian festival! Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, the Orchestra, and the celebrated vocal trio POParazzi hit just the right note, from Puccini and Pavarotti to Jersey Boys and the Jersey boy, Frank Sinatra.
Price: $30 - $68
Phone: (404) 815-6674
Age Suitability: None Specified

W MIDTOWN - WHISKEY PARK - Toast to 2011 at Whiskey Park (located inside W Atlanta – Midtown hotel) as famed DJ Nica spins hip hop and house mash ups on Friday, December 31 starting at 9 pm. Discounted advance tickets for the Open Bar Package are on sale through Wednesday, December 29 (newly extended date!). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nyehotelatlanta.com/
Amplify your New Year’s Eve at W ATLANTA – MIDTOWN with the following enticing offers –

NYE Package: Enjoy your New Year’s Eve at W Atlanta – Midtown from the moment you arrive with complimentary valet parking. A bottle of bubbly with an upgrade to a Wonderful Room cap this package off in style. This package starts at $294.

Yum Package: Experience the ultimate epicurean delight of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market with a special three course pre-fixe dinner for two. Complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly and a Wonderful Room top off this package and give you something to sink your teeth into. This package starts at $424.

Celebrate Package: Party in VIP style at Rande Gerber’s rock ‘n’ roll glam lounge, Whiskey Park, located inside W Atlanta – Midtown for the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience. Whiskey Park’s New Year’s Eve event rolls out the red carpet for guests with unlimited cocktails for two from 9 pm to 1 am. Complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly and a Wonderful Room will also give you something to cheer about. This package starts at $464.

Indulge Package: Created for the ultimate insider, get the entire New Year’s Eve experience to help make the new decade fabulous with a three course pre-fixe dinner for two at Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Spice Market. The night continues in VIP style at Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Park. Whiskey Park’s New Year’s Eve event rolls out the red carpet for guests with unlimited cocktails for two from 9 pm to 1 am. Complimentary valet parking, a bottle of bubbly and a Wonderful Room will make this New Year’s Eve extraordinary. This package starts at $559.
Visit http://www.watlantamidtown.com/  to book any of the offers listed above.

OPERA NIGHTCLUB - Opera Presents NEW YEARS EVE 2010. There is no better place to be seen and to celebrate the New Year in the city than Atlanta's most exclusive superclub, Opera. Bring in 2011 in style! Tickets range from $40-$150.
Entertainment includes
- 5 unique atmospheres
- Open bar selections
- Special acts
- Toasts
- 12 bars with 30 bartenders
- Gourmet buffet
- Largest balloon drop in the city
- The most exclusive VIP sections with the most impeccable service

HOTEL PALOMAR AND JEZEBEL MAGAZINE - JEZOLUTION NYE 2011 at Hotel Palomar. Tickets $100 promo code "NYE"

NOOK ATLANTA - The Nook has taken the drama out of NYE. A great party, with cool people, and lots of goodies... for only $5. For the price of a Subway footlong you get all of this!

1. FREE champagne toast at Midnight
2. FREE Totcho buffet at Midnight (no joke!)
3. FREE kisses from anyone in the bar at Midnight (or not)
4. FREE party favors, hats and other NYE stuff
5. Insanely cheap drinks (details to come) and Fishbowls
6. Special 3 course dinner option for only $35 (see below)
7. Great music and dancing all night
8. Covered and heated patio
9. Significantly lower d-bag quotient than other parties
10. Did you read #2?!?! Nuff said.

STEEL RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - Countdown this New Year's Eve with STEEL. We're offering a celebratory 4-course menu featuring wonderful food in a great atmosphere! As always, there is complementary parking.

Early Seating 5-6:30 PM - $35
Gala Seating* 7-11 PM - $50
*Gala Seating includes a glass of bubbly.
We will also have a NYE Party from midnight to 3AM!
The menu includes:
STARTERS (choose one)
Hot & Sour Soup
Beef Tataki
Tuna Tower
Crab Cake
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls
Tangerine Sorbet
ENTREES (choose one)
Grilled Center Cut Tenderloin
Sake and Miso Sea Bass
Vietnamese "Shaken" Beef
Sea Salt Chicken
Maki & Sashimi Platter
DESSERTS (choose one)
Strawberry Layer Cake
"Crying" Chocolate Cake

TAP - Spend your New Year's Eve at TAP and enjoy live music and awesome deals with NO COVER! Enter our raffle for a chance to win - we'll be taking care of one lucky person's bar tab every hour! Count down to the New Year with a bottomless glass of our house bubbly for only $20.11 or treat yourself to a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for only $50. Other drink specials include $5 well drinks and shots, and select beers for only $3 each. Stay til midnight and celebrate with us as we don hats, make lots of noise, and toast to 2011! TAP is the place to start your New Year off right! Bring your friends; enjoy the specials, the music, and the party that is sure to last all night! To make your reservation today, call 404.347.2220 or visit http://www.tapat1180.com/

GILBERTS CAFE - New Years Eve Dinner 5 course dinner with special Belly Dancing Show $49. Reserve Your Table Here!

CYPRESS STREET PINT AND PLATE - Doors open at 8pm. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Free well bar + house beer 9-10pm. Midnight Breakfast Buffet + Champagne Toast
SHOUT - Admission includes an open well bar, chef's choice buffet that samples Shout's outstanding blend of regional American and fusion cuisines, along with sushi and pizza options, a live DJ, and dancing. Patrons can sip and sample expertly crafted fare and beverages in the elegantly appointed dining room, stylishly accessorized with a circular bar and fireplace, or take the party to the rooftop lounge. TODAY ONLY (12/21/10) GET YOUR TICKET FOR ONLY $79 (a $175 value)!!
PARK TAVERN - $75+. Open bar, live music, sushi, photo booth, balloon drop and more! Rock out with one of ATL’s fave bands!
SOUTH CITY KITCHEN - Ring in the New Year's Eve the way the South intended. Start your evening at South City Kitchen Midtown for a Southern-style three-course prix fixe dinner--for only $39.95/person (plus tax and gratuity).

ATMOSPHERE BISTRO - New Year's Eve Menu 4 Course - $65. Come And Enjoy Some Of Our Best Special Of The Season Such As Bouchee Au Champignons, Creme Homardine, Duck Magret, Steak "Au Poivre".

ECCO - Offering a regular menu.

ELEVEN AT LOEWS ATLANTA - Join Eleven From 6 - 8PM For A Four Course Dinner And A Champagne Toast, $65 Per Person. Join Us From 8:30 - 10:30PM For A Five Course Dinner And A Champagne Toast, $75 Per Person.

HOBNOB - Offering a regular menu.

LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT - Featuring A NYE Tasting Menu (Opt. Wine Pairings), Limited Ala Carte Menu, Live Jazz, Drink Specials, Complimentary Favors & Champagne Toast! Balloon Drop @ Midnight!

SPICE MARKET - Dine Early, Dine Late On New Years Eve. Make Your Reservation From 6 - 8PM & Enjoy Our $48Pp 4 Course Set Menu. Dine Late With Our $65Pp 5 Course Set Menu & A Glass Of Bubbly

VENI VIDI VICI - For New Year's Eve, Veni Vidi Vici Will Be Featuring A Four Course Prix Fixe Menu For $69 With Optional Wine Pairings For $30.

ONE MIDTOWN KITCHEN - Spend your New Year's Eve enjoying great food and great fun at ONE. midtown kitchen. Special menu items will be offered benefiting the occasion. Enjoy hats, noisemakers and our annual balloon drop at midnight! Reservations are available from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., to make yours today call 404-892-4111 or visit http://www.onemidtownkitchen.com/

I will be continuing to add new events, restaurant deals, and specials as we get closer to New Years Eve!Please continue to check back for new additions! If you are a restaurant, bar, or club and would like to add your event please email me!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Coupon For $5 Off $20 or More at Tin Lizzy's

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Print thie coupon off and bring it to any of the Tin Lizzy's locations to recieve $5 off your purchase of $20 or more (and yes that includes their famous margaritas). Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Use Promocode "MidtownMile" For Discount on New Years Eve Tickets at CosmoLava

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This New Years Eve I will be celebrating at CosmoLava in Midtown Atlanta! If you have never been here, this place rocks! And since I love it so much, I am giving you all $5 off your ticket. Yes, that means you can get open bar from 8:30-9:30, complimentary champagne all night, and more for only $20 bucks with my promocode "MidtownMile". But this isn't going to last long. Every week prices go up (you can still use my code "MidtownMile" for $5 off) till it eventually will be $45 at the door.

Join me as we ring in the New Year CosmoLava style. 2 Clubs... One Incredible Evening.

Featuring four rooms of sound with your favorite blend of Mainstream Dance, Hip-Hop, Funk, Disco and House. DJ's: LilSteven, Jeremy, Matt Todd

* OPEN BAR 8:30pm - 9:30pm (yes for $20 you can get an open bar)
* Overflowing Complimentary Champagne Fountains All Night
* Traditional Midnight Balloon Drop
* Spectacular Ice Sculpture Displays

Limited tickets available! **Tickets at the door will be $45 at the door, YOU can get them today for only $20 with my promocode "MidtownMile"**

$5 Off Your Ticket With PromoCode "MidtownMile"  Get Your Tickets HERE for only $20!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ra Sushi Gives Out Free Lunch To Facebook Friends

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Facebook friends of Ra Sushi, make sure to mention "Friends With Benefits” when you visit Ra Sushi on Tuesdays this month! Bring in a friend during lunch from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Tuesday this month & get one lunch on Ra Sushi!

(Offer details: Offer Good for Lunch Specials Only, That Day Only, Complimentary Lunch Must be of Equal or ...Lesser Value)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Midtown Shopping: Family and Friends Discount at Fab'rik Boutique

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Get your shopping shoes on and head on over to Fab'rik Boutique in Midtown for Buy One Get One Free Jeans and 30% Off The Rest of The Store! In woman language, these words = amazing so get there fast before everything is gone!!

Fab'rik Boutique
1114 West Peachtree Street.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: 404.881.8223

Friday, December 3, 2010

Midtown Review: Deckard's Kitchen and Kegs

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Now this is my kind of restaurant! When you walk into Deckard's Kitchen and Kegs you walk into this rustic atmosphere with beautiful wood floors and brick walls. It definitely sets the mood for your meal. The inside is incredible and they also have a great patio area as well.

Before having lunch, I asked some of my followers on Twitter what they recommended for me to get. My responses were mostly people that have never eaten there since it only has been open for a couple months. But I was recommended by @RestaurantsATL to get the onion rings so at least I had a start. As I looked over the menu, I saw soo many things I wanted to get. From the variety of steam kettles including shrimp and grits, beef goulash, and thai shrimp and scallops to their Farmhouse ham and cheese sandwich with gruyere, pit ham, and beer mustard, this place has it goin on! I ended up ordering their meatloaf sandwich which isn't normally on the lunch menu but I saw it on their website and pretty much begged (I know I'm lame). They were nice enough to give it to me with a side of macaroni and cheese. My dad, after much contemplating, ordered the fish and chips.

Onion Rings
Fish and Chips

Meatloaf with Macaroni and Cheese

To start off, @RestaurantsATL was 100% right! The onion rings were fabulous. That saying everything is bigger in Texas should be "Everything is bigger in Deckard's". The onion rings were huge and thick! These put every onion ring I have ever had to shame. Seriously these were so big I had to cut it with a knife to eat it. I mean have you ever had to use silverware when eating onion rings? At Deckard's you might have to. The "Everything is bigger in Deckard's" saying continued when we got our meals. The portions were huge and if you aren't crazy hungry then I encourage you to split a meal. The meatloaf was rich and full of flavor. The meat was moist, juicy, and perfectly flavored itself. The macaroni.... wow.... it might need its own blog posting. I could go on for days describing my new love affair with their macaroni and cheese. Not overly cheesy or greasy, but perfect. My dad loved the fish and chips and their hand cut fries. He said it was some of the best fish and chips he has ever had and that it had an abundance of flavor.

I could go on and on about this place because it was exceptional. This is my kind of place. I should have seen that coming with a name like "Kitchen and Kegs"... only a couple of my top two favorite things in life. There is nothing like discovering a new restaurant where you can have a great beer in an impressive atmosphere with even better food! Screw Texas, everything is definitely bigger in Deckard's - big portions, big taste, I can't wait to go back :)

Deckard's Kitchen and Kegs
650 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308

Watch The SEC Championship at Marlow's Tavern and Get 10% Off

Print off this flyer above and bring it into Marlow's Tavern during the SEC Championship game to receive 10% off your total bill! Marlow's Tavern will have the game playing on all their televisions along with the sound on as well!

War Eagle :)

Bluegrass Brunch at Ri Ra Irish Pub

Jim Culliton and Guests perform for Sunday brunch at Ri Ra Irish Pub!

12:00pm-3:00pm Every Sunday
Come out and hear some of Atlanta's best bluegrass artists collaborate on traditional favorites and improvise some new ones of their own at Ri Ra Irish Pub in 12th & Midtown!

Their brunch menu is full of traditional Irish favorites like our full Irish breakfast featuring 2 eggs, Irish sausages & rashers, black & white puddings, grilled tomato and sauteed mushrooms - and their Irish Benedict, with twin pan fried potato cakes, Irish rashers, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, home fries and grilled tomato!
They also put an Irish twist on traditional brunch drinks, with our "Bucks Black Fizz" that combines fresh squeezed orange juice, Miwadi black currant juice, champagne, and fresh blackberries!

(Also, if you mention that you got the Bluegrass Brunch email you get 20% off of your meal.)

Ri Ra Irish Pub
1080 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Midtown Review: Loca Luna

I might be the only person in this town that has lived in Midtown Atlanta and not tried Loca Luna yet. This place definitely has a reputation in Midtown as a "fun place with a great atmosphere" but I have never heard any incredible talk about their food. So I decided I would try it out last night with a group of friends.
Loca Luna is a tapas style restaurant off of Amsterdam Avenue in Midtown. If this place didn't have such a reputation, I don't know how anyone would ever find out about it. It definitely is hidden between the neighborhoods of Midtown and Piedmont Park itself. All the talk about Loca Luna that preceeded my visit was right; Loca Luna definitely has a great atmosphere. Live music, bright colors on the walls, lights hanging around the restaurant, "tiki hut" style sitting areas for larger groups, and a killer patio are a few of the first impressions I got of Loca Luna as I walked in. The atmosphere definitely didn't disappoint.

We sat down in one of these "tiki hut" lookin areas and looked over the menu. Our waiter recommended the mojitos to drink so we got one. Let's just say I wasn't that impressed, especially since that is the one drink our waiter said was the best at the whole restaurant. Nothing was authentic about it and it didn't stand out from any other mojito I've ever had. Some of the tapas options included Pao De Queijo brazilian cheese rolls with sundried tomato pesto, Moqueca shrimp, scallops, mussels, cabbage in a brazilian tomato coconut sauce, Costillas Espanolas grilled ribs with balsamic reduction and fresh herbs, a couple paella and ceviche options and many, many more. Since we had a larger group, we all decided to get a bunch of different tapas and all share. To start off with we ordered the Tomate y Mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic vin, and the Black Bean Hummus, tortilla chips, carrots, cucumber. (Note: If you order the hummus ask for extra flat bread cause they barely give you any.) Both of these cold tapas were good and made us all begin to scour over the menu to figure out what to order next!

Tomato and Mozzerella
Next we decided to all order the Nachos with tortilla chips, roasted poblano - cheese sauce, pico de gallo, Barilla de Pollo - grilled chicken skewers, crispy plantains, Cuban mojo, Filet Mignon tapas and then a variety of their tacos which included chile chicken confit with charred corn salsa, beef brisket with pico de gallo and queso fresco and grilled grouper with cabbage slaw and jalapeno aioli. I'm going to warn you that my review of this food is about to get really boring. I would rather just write that all the tapas were "good" (note my overuse of good in this posting) instead of going into individual detail about each tapas. Normally, I would describe each tapas I tried and what I liked about it but I feel the food at Loca Luna did just enough to get by. I find myself struggling to find enough words to describe these tapas cause they were just good. I didn't leave Loca Luna hating the food but then I didn't leave Loca Luna caring to really ever come back to eat. So instead of boring you with a bunch of sentences about the food that leaves the same "good" conclusion, I will just tell you that Loca Luna definitely has an incredible amount of options for tapas but I didn't find anything that was great.

Grilled Chicken Skewers

Variety of Tacos
Filet Mignon

I guess I will close this "exciting" review (seriously I am sure you are yawning by now), by saying that the service was not good at all. I hate when you go to a restaurant with a large party and they put down one long bill at the end of the meal for everyone. Can you not just split it up? So anyways, giving our waiter the benefit of the doubt, I nicely wrote down next to every item on the menu who each item belonged to so that he could split up the bill. He still wouldn't split it up. Seriously? A little customer service goes a long way especially when I pretty much already did your job and split it up for you. And the attitude from the waiter didn't help at all either. So overall I would say Loca Luna = great atmosphere, ok drinks, good food, and bad service.  I guess all the hype about Loca Luna and the atmosphere was right because there definitely is no way this place could be hyped for anything else.

Loca Luna
550 Amsterdam Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yacht Rock Holiday Special and Ice Skating at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park

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Yacht Rock Holiday Special

Friday, December 10th Doors Open at 7pm
2 Yacht Rock Shows You pick the early 8pm show or the late show at 10pm, Yacht Rock Schooner, Ice Skating, Pictures with Santa & more!
Tickets $20 (Ticket pricing may increase closer to the date or at the door)

*Get Your Tickets Here*


In addition to the smooth hits of Yacht Rock, just like any fabulous Holiday Cruise there will be plenty of activities:

Carolers greeting you as your get ready to board your Yacht Rock Holiday Cruise
Sit on Santa’s lap for pictures and tell him if you were naughty or nice
Experience The Rink & Enjoy ice skating & ice games
The Yacht Rock Schooners will be belting out tunes on the lower deck. It’s Double the Yacht Rock pleasure this Holiday Season
Enjoy holiday treats: candy station, hot chocolate specialty drinks, and passed holiday goodies until 8pm

Sponsored By: Loews Atlanta Hotel, Woodford Reserve, Coors Light, Absolut, TUACA Liqoure Original

Gingerbread Decorations & Libations at Piedmont Park

The holidays are just around the corner, so get in the spirit by showing off your building skills. On December 9th, Piedmont Park Conservancy will host Gingerbread Decorations & Libations. You and a guest can construct your very own Gingerbread House to decorate and take home. We’ll supply the cookies, decorations and a place to make a mess. Each $25 dollar ticket includes entry for 2, 2 drink tickets, refreshments and all the supplies needed to build and decorate a gingerbread mansion! Prizes will be given to the best and most creative cookie architect. Live Music By Mini Machine Guns.

Get your ticket HERE today!

Information From www.piedmontpark.org

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Here Are The Top 5 Taco Nominees In Tin Lizzy's Top Taco Contest

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Come into any of the Tin Lizzy's locations through December 12th to try these "Top Taco" nominees! Whichever taco is most sold will be awarded the honor of Top Taco and will be placed on their menu!

Midtown SEC Championship Bar Crawl

Friday at 6:00pm - December 4 at 2:30am

Kick off the big weekend with 10 bars, 3 bands, 8 DJ's & thousands of Southern football fans!

Tickets include admission in all bars, drink specials and a raffle!
Tickets: Adv. $7 until 11/24, $10 after, $15 Door

FREE ADMISSION into 10 Midtown bars:

Flip Flops, Ri Ra, Opera, Koo Koo room, Cosmo Lava, Deadwood Saloon, Tin Lizzys, Sutra, & Vickerys

6-7 Flip Flops- band Justin Godsey and DJ CAM
7-8 Tin Lizzys/Vickerys
8-9 RI RA band Sam Thacker
9-10 Deadwood Saloon-DJ/VJ suspense
10-11 Cosmo Lava 3 DJS LilSteven–Jeremy- Marcus
11-12 Sutra DJ's Rohit B and One/Koo Koo Room DJ Mays
Opera - DJ Danny M 10-1130pm admission only

Drink/food Specials:
Flip Flops- $2 kamikazes, $3 bud lights, $5 daiquiris, 20% off pizza's
Koo Koo Room- $3 budlights, $5 boo bombs(yager or O), $5 wells
Vickery's- $2.00 Beers , $3.50 cherry + grape bombs, $4.00 chili cheese tots, $2.00 corndogs!
Sutra-$3 Bud Lights
Cosmo Lava $5 Effen vodka reg, raspberry+ black cherry, $5 Jim Beam Black
Ri Ra-$5 car bombs, $4 Washington apple shots+ $4 pints of Harp lager
more TBA

Come cheer on Auburn and South Carolina with this epic night of debauchery!

Registration at Flip Flops 6-12pm
1140 Crescent Ave, Midtown Atlanta
Presented by AtlantaBarTours.com, Trend Setting Productions & USA Entertainment

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Midtown Review: Brunch at La Tavola

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Since I recently discovered that Atlanta is a brunch city, I decided to try out La Tavola for brunch this past Sunday morning. I'll start out by saying I am not a "brunch" kind of girl... or a breakfast kind of girl for that matter.  I never ate breakfast growing up and considering it is the "most important meal of the day", let's just say it didn't make my mom too happy. She couldn't understand why I could go to lunch time without eating. It wasn't that I wasn't hungry, it was just that breakfast food never appetized me that much. So brunch for me is something new and definitely something I could write off and quit doing if I'm not satisfied. But I decided to try out brunch at La Tavola in Virginia Highlands this past weekend. La Tavola is nestled in the heart of Virginia Highlands (one of my favorite parts of the city). Steps away from the hustle and bustle of Midtown, Virginia Highlands provides that small town feel with small town coffee shops and great restaurants. We sat outside on La Tavola's back patio which overlooks the lush greenscape and I almost forgot I was only 2 miles from Peachtree Street. I ordered the Housemade Challah French Toast with seasonal fruit and honey mascarpone.

My friend Christa was more in the mood for lunch so she ordered the Bruschetta with marinated tomatoes, spicy ricotta with an arugula salad for an appetizer and the Grilled Chicken panini with pesto, tomato, fontina cheese and a zucchini and tomato salad.

I was tempted to order lunch since breakfast has never been my meal of choice, but I decided I would go out on a limb. The menu has sooo many incredible options to choose from and I found it extremely hard to make a decision. I found myself struggling between their Pork Milanese with breaded pork scallopine, arugula-tomato salad, poached eggs, and the Chicken Sausage with potato, leeks, poached eggs and a spicy cherry pepper chutney, but I ultimately decided on the French Toast. I couldn't have been more satisfied with my decision. The french toast was incredible... seriously incredible. It wasn't overly sweet but perfectly sweetened with some fresh fruit and honey mascarpone to compliment it. I also got a side of eggs and bacon which were equally as tasteful. The side of applewood smoked bacon was huge and sadly I ate it all (it was that good)!

My friend loved the bruschetta and the grilled panini. She kept saying "I'm full, I can't eat anymore", only to find her sneakily taking another bite. Everything was amazing from the service to the atmosphere to the food. So if you want to enjoy a city brunch while also enjoying the simpleness and small town atmosphere that is Virginia Highlands, come on over to La Tavola. They just might have made breakfast my favorite meal of the day :)

La Tavola
992 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Friday, November 19, 2010

Moments on The Mile

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Lunch at Noon Midtown in 12th and Midtown

Great day on the Midtown Mile

Great drinks and company at Pacci in Hotel Palomar

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is At Ra Sushi

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Midtown Restaurant Brings Local Sports Rivalry to the Table and Offers Winning Team a Spot on the Menu for Remainder of 2010

 RA Sushi Bar Restaurant is showing twice the team spirit this November by offering special University of Georgia (UGA) and Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) sushi rolls to celebrate the two college football teams going head to head on Nov. 27.

The UGA Bulldogs Roll and the GT Yellow Jackets Roll will be offered for $8.50 apiece from Monday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 27, when the Georgia Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets face off in the final game of the regular 2010 college football season. Guests who order either of these rolls on Nov. 27 will receive them at half off the regular price ($4.25).

The winning team’s roll will remain on RA Sushi’s menu through Dec. 31, 2010 and $2 from every winning roll sold during the month of December will be donated to the school’s food education program. If GT wins this year’s game, funds raised will be donated to their Food Processing Technology Division. If UGA wins the game, funds will be donated to the department of Food Science and Technology.

The UGA Bulldogs Roll features crab mix, cucumber, shrimp tempura and spicy mayonnaise rolled in rice and seaweed and topped with red tempura bits with a drizzle of eel sauce on the side. The GT Yellow Jackets Roll features crab mix, cream cheese and calamari tempura rolled in rice and seaweed and topped with mango and yellow tempura bits with a drizzle of eel sauce on the side.

Look for RA Sushi on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and check in at RA Sushi on Foursquare. For more information visit RA online at http://www.rasushi.com/

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Loews Invites All Kids To Build A Better Lunchbox

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Order Your Holiday Gifts From The Shepherd Center's "Pecans on Peachtree"

I came across this great holiday fundraising event sponsored by the Shepherd Center called "Pecans on Peachtree." Since someone I care about deeply is currently staying at the Shepherd Center, I have been looking for ways that myself and everyone can support the center. Since many of you all (and your offices) often order holiday gifts for friends, business connections, etc., I wanted to offer up these "Pecans on Peachtree" as an alternative this year to your traditional gifts that you have given in the past.

Pecans on Peachtree is a beloved holiday fundraising event sponsored by the Auxiliary of Shepherd Center, a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and other neuromuscular disorders.

For nearly three decades, Pecans on Peachtree has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund patient-related programs at Shepherd Center through annual holiday sales of delicious pecans, most grown right here in the state of Georgia.
Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. Shepherd Center is a 132-bed facility. Last year Shepherd admitted 947 people to its inpatient programs and 538 people to its day patient programs. In addition, Shepherd sees more than 6,000 people annually on an outpatient basis.

You can view all their products HERE (and they are all delicious! Yes, I have tried them!)

So I encourage you to order your holiday gifts this year while also contributing to an amazing center that is truly changing peoples lives!

You can also follow the Shepherd Center on Twitter @ShepherdCenter

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

This Week's Specials At The Nook On Piedmont Park

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Mondays - Industry Night. Come and party with Atlanta's service industry rockstars who take care of you on the weekends. Enjoy shot specials and BOGO wings, including Nook's new flavor, honey chipotle.

Tuesdays - Free Team Trivia for a couple more weeks and then stay tuned for a new night of entertainment that you will love!

Wednesdays - Half price bottles of select wines and special $5 tapas plates. Plus, they have a unique monthly date night on the way.

Thursdays - Stuffed Burger Night. This week will feature a lasagna stuffed burger. Oh yeah, a four cheese lasagna stuffed into a Certified Angus Beef burger and covered with Provolone cheese and homemade Marinara sauce!!! (Is it Thursday yet?)

Fridays - The Nook starts the weekend right with BOGO Totchos between 5-7pm (with purchase of an adult drink) and make sure you are here at exactly 5pm for what will soon become a legendary Nook tradition. Lets just say it will be the "shot" you need to get the weekend rocking.

Saturdays - Football. Nook specializes in Big Ten games but everyone is welcome and why wouldn't you come when they have the "Big Ten" Special (a half pound cheeseburger, side, and two pints of Nook Brew for only $10), $8 Miller Lite Pitchers and $6 Nook Brew Pitchers.

Sundays - Sunday Funday. An amazing brunch menu, $15 Bottomless Mimosas and $1 pints of Nook Brew.


Check out their website for daily updates and specials: http://www.thenookatlanta.com/
You can also follow them on Twitter @NookAtlanta

HOBNOB Prepares Thanksgiving Meals "To-Go"

Order from HOBNOB's Thanksgiving menu and they will do the rest. We do the work and you spend your time with your loved ones.
Orders for HOBNOB Thanksgiving To-Go must be submitted by Monday, November 22nd (cut-off 3pm) and can be picked up on Thursday, November 25th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Orders placed before November 9th will receive free $10 gift certificate for HOBNOB for each order of 4!!!

Chef Brett's Signature Thanksgiving Menu:
~The BASE Salad:Baby arugula, spinach, endive, apples, crazens, tomatoes, and candies pecans served with your choice of either HOBNOB dressing (maple-beer dressing) or balsamic-pommery mustard vinaigrette
~Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Apple soup
~Molasses and Citrus brined Boneless roasted turkey breast
~Buttermilk biscuit and herb cornbread dressing with sweet corn and smoked bacon
~Maple whipped sweet potatoes topped with candied walnuts and marshmallow drizzle OR Macaroni and cheese
~Cider braised collard greens OR Roasted green beans with shallots and mushrooms
~Pumpkin and Sage Gravy
~Cranberry and mandarin Orange sauce
~Desert choices: (Please choose one)
~Buttermilk biscuit and chocolate bread pudding with Rum sauce OR Apple Cobbler OR Pumpkin Pie topped with pecan brittle
Thanksgiving for (4) - $95
Thanksgiving for (8) - $190
Thanksgiving for (12) - $285
Thanksgiving for (16) - $380
Thanksgiving for (20) - $475
Thanksgiving for (24) - $570
Place your Thanksgiving orders here today or visit HOBNOB's website to see their full menu options!
(And if you are struggling to decide between the Pumpkin Pie or Apple Cobbler, my personal favorite is the Apple Cobbler... see picture below :)  )

Friday, November 5, 2010

Marlow's Tavern Secret Code Word: Roll Tide

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Free truffle fries this Saturday during the Alabama/LSU game at Marlows Tavern! Yes, I went over to Marlow's Tavern to try out these truffle fries last week and they are amazing (especially paired with a cold draft beer)! Unfortunately you will have to say the horrible code word of "Roll Tide" to get these free truffle fries. I expect your fingers to be crossed behind your back since I know you won't mean it.... haha (war eagle :)  )

Show Off Your 'Stache Tonight at The High Museum

In honor of the  Dali: The Late Work exhibit, the usually stuffy High Museum is throwing a Mustache Party afterhours on Friday. There will be a mustache contest, ice cold beer, DJ Heart Disease, video projection by Bean Worley, a performance by Lyonnais and an outdoor screening of the film, The Mustache.

Pacci Ristorante Helps Furry Friends Find a Home

Pacci Ristorante, a Kimpton Restaurant, is hosting a “Home for the Holidays” pet adoption party for the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) on Saturday, November 13. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the AHS adoption bus (holding several lovable animals in need of a new home) will be parked in front of the Midtown restaurant. Event attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch and interact with the adoptable pups both on the bus and upstairs at AltoRex Rooftop Lounge.
“We are so excited to be partnering with the Atlanta Humane Society again,” says Pacci Ristorante Executive Chef Keira Moritz. “This organization does so much for the city’s pet population, and we feel honored to host this event,” she adds.
AHS has always been a cause that is close to Chef Moritz’s heart, as she is the happy owner of an adorable Border collie named Magnolia. As part of the adoption party, Moritz will be grilling out at AltoRex and offering $5 lunches that include a hamburger, chips and a can of soda or bottled water. All lunch proceeds will go directly to AHS. There will also be coffee, hot chocolate and apple cider available. For those guests interested in bringing their four-legged friends, Pacci will provide water and “Pacci Pups” (Chef Moritz’s famous homemade dog biscuits) for all.
In addition to hosting “Home for the Holidays,” Pacci is sponsoring three different AHS pups during the months of October, November and December. The restaurant will be taking care of the adoption fees for those who would like to give these three featured furry friends a loving home. October’s Pacci-sponsored pooch has already been snatched up, but November’s adoptee is ready to find some friendly owners.

Pacci Ristorante is located at 866 West Peachtree Street NW, adjacent to Hotel Palomar in Midtown. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.; lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bar is open from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. Reservations are accepted, and complimentary valet parking is available in front of the restaurant. The restaurant accepts American Express®, Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover®. For more information about Pacci, call 678-412-2402 or visit www.pacciatlanta.com.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Boo Bash at Ra Sushi

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Midtown Restaurant Hosts Halloween Party for a Spooktacular Time

Who: Located in the 1010 Midtown building, RA Sushi is best known for successfully combining distinctive sushi with a trendy, hip atmosphere. Fresh sushi is served sliced to order along with outstanding Japanese fusion cuisine in a fun, lively environment.

What: RA Sushi will be celebrating Halloween with a night of freakish fun featuring spooky holiday decorations, food and drink specials, a complimentary tarot card reader and a costume contest for guests. Throughout the evening, rock cover band Mega Collider will be providing musical entertainment. There will be no cover charge for attendees.

The tarot card reader will be available from 8 to 11 p.m., and the costume contest champions will be announced at 10 p.m. The first place winner will receive a $100 RA Sushi gift certificate, and the second place winner will receive a $50 RA Sushi gift certificate.

RA Sushi’s Flying Fish Lounge specials will be available from 8 to 11 p.m. “Potent Potions” include hot sake for $2, Pabst Blue Ribbon for $3, Chang Lager for $4, Uchi Red and White Wine for $5 and Chang Lager with Sake for $6. “Boo Bites” for the evening will include a variety of half-priced sushi and appetizers such as the Viva Las Vegas Roll, Pork Gyoza, Lobster Spring Rolls, Grilled Short Ribs and Spicy Tuna Roll.

When: Sunday, Oct. 31
8 p.m. – Midnight

Where: RA Sushi
1080 Peachtree Street, Suite 8
Atlanta, GA 30309

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marlow's Tavern Secret Code Word: Mad Hatter

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Loews Presents Costumes On The "Woof"

Costumes On The "Woof" Comes to Loews Atlanta Hotel. What I love most about Loews is that they LOVE pets. They don't just accept pets, they openly provide events and accommodations for your pets when you stay at Loews. They definitely treat your pets as VIP's (Very Important Pets).
Through the “Loews Loves Pets” program, each pet is welcomed with a personal note from the hotel’s general manager, which includes a listing of pet services available at the hotel. In the guestroom is a special amenity pack that includes special pet place mats with food and water bowls, toys and treats, and a “Do Not Disturb” sign that lets housekeeping know a pet is in the room.

Pets also dine in style with a special room service menu, developed and approved by a licensed veterinarian, which usually includes items such as roasted salmon and tuna delight for cats and bow wow burgers, chicken and rice and grilled filet for dogs. Health conscious pet owners will be pleased to note vegetarian entrées are available at most properties.

The concierge desks at the hotels can arrange pet walking and pet sitting services, as needed, while the "Did You Forget ?" Closet includes many pet necessities, such as dog and cat beds, leashes, collars, pet toys and videos, litter boxes, and even pooper-scoopers.

So this Halloween, Loews is also providing a special little party for that special animal in your life on Thursday, October 28th from 6:30-9:00pm. Pet costume contest, pet photography, canine-friendly cuisine, and lots more will be offered to spoil your little one more than you already do!

RSVP to loews@thereynoldsgroupinc.com today!

Taste Of Atlanta Comes To Midtown This Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, October 23-24, 2010

11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Taste of Atlanta is a dynamic, flavor-filled 2-day outdoor food and wine festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta's food scene and attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond.

Now in its 9th year, this year's festival is again at Tech Square in the heart of Midtown Atlanta encompassing Spring Street and 5th Street. Guests will enjoy:

-Good eats from more than 70 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants
-National and Local Celebrity Chefs on the Main Cooking Stage
-Farm to Festival Village showcasing the local sustainable movement with live cooking demonstrations and a farmers market filled with locally grown products
-Family Food Zone presented by Amica Insurance with interactive cooking demonstrations and hands on activities.
-Music and entertainment from local and regional artists
-Wine + Beer + Cocktail Experience featuring a tasting tents and educational seminars (Admission open to VIP ticket holders only; must be age 21 or older)

Tickets are on sale now! Taste of Atlanta 2010 is a gated event and a festival wristband is required for admission into the festival site.

• General Admission Ticket
    Admit one and 15 taste food coupons:
    • Advance Price $25.00 (August 23- October 22 at midnight)
    • At the event $35.00

Kids 13 and under receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paid adult. Taste Coupons are required for food purchase.

• VIP Package
    Be a VIP at Taste of Atlanta and receive 20 Taste Coupons, admission into the Wine + Beer + Cocktail
    Experience including the Tasting Tents and educational seminars. The first 500 VIP ticket holders each
    day receive a Taste of Atlanta gift bag filled with special goodies.
    Must be 21 or older to purchase VIP tickets
     • VIP Package $75.00 Limited Availability - Buy your Tickets today before they SELL OUT

4th & Swift
5 Seasons Westside
5th St. Ribs n' Blues
57th Fighter Group Restaurant
Bhojanic Indian Restaurant
Big Chow Grill
Cafe 458
Cafe Campesino
Cafe Intermezzo
California Dreaming
Capozzi's Decatur
Cellar 56
Ciao Bocca
Craft & Craftbar
Crepe Revolution
Der Biergarten
Empire State South
FIGO Pasta
Gilbert’s Cafe
Gladys & Ron Winan’s Chicken and Waffles
Goin' Coastal
Gordon Biersch
Graveyard Tavern
The Greek
Grindhouse Killer Burgers
Highland Bakery
Holeman & Finch
Public House
Iberian Pig
Il Mulino INC
JCT Kitchen
Jim n' Nick's Bar-b-q
Joey D's Oak Room
Johnny Rockets
Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub
Lakeside Grill
Legal Sea Foods
Lenox Square Grill
Marble Slab Creamery
Max Lager's Mediterranean Grill
The Melting Pot
Minas Emporium
New York Prime
NOON Midtown
Ray's New York Pizza
Restaurant Eugene
Ri Ra Irish Pub
Ritz Carlton Buckhead
Salt Factory
Sheik Burritos n Kabobs
Sound Table Stats
Steamhouse Lounge
Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View
SunO Dessert
Taverna Fiorentina
The Tavern at Phipps
Tin Drum
Tin Lizzy's
Trader Vic's
Tuk Tuk
Waffle House
West Egg Cafe
Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q

Exclusive VIP Experience Restaurants
Atlanta Fish Market
Buckhead Bottle Bar

Convinced yet that Taste of Atlanta is the place to be this weekend? Then visit  http://www.tasteofatlanta.com/tickets.php to purchase tickets today!

Read all about the weekend's events including the Main Food Stage,  Silent Auction, Family Food Zone, and Inside The Food Studio at www.tasteofatlanta.com

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This Weekend's Events in Midtown Atlanta

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Wednesday, October 20

1st Annual Midtown Beer Olympics
At Deadwood Saloon 66 12th St NE
Wednesday, October 20
Call 404-671-4290 or visit www.deadwoodatlanta.com for more information
We've got great games and prizes! BEER PONG, KARAOKE, FLIP CUP, CORNHOLE, FOOSBALL and MORE!

Pups for Pink

At The W Atlanta Midtown
Wednesday, October 20
Call 4040-892-6000 or visit www.watlantathinkspink.com for more information
W Hotels of Atlanta, Gerber Group, Spice Market, Young Survival Coalition and You! You and Your canine friend are invited to join davefm, V103 and NBC’s “Atlanta & Co.” W Atlanta – Midtown’s Pups in Pink, where you’ll sip on special discounted cosmos benefiting YSC and nosh on delectable bites from Spice Market W Hotels of Atlanta honors Breast Cancer Awareness month with dedicated programming to benefit the Young Survival Coalition of Atlanta.

Body Art for the Cure

At Tap 1180 Peachtree St NE
Thursday, October 21

Call 404-347-2220 or visit www.bodyart.vpweb.com for more information
Body Art for the Cure cordially invites you to an evening of Food, Fun and Art benefitting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This unique collection of art is only created once a year for breast cancer awareness month. The weather is going to be beautiful and they will have new pieces of art for this year and for the first time we are having a charity raffle. We have many awesome items and services donated by local businesses in the area. All proceeds from the charity raffle and 20% of my art sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen! Come on out and support art for a cause!!!!! Event is from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

At The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Woodruff Art Center
Thursday, October 21
Call 404-733-4900 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org for more information
A spellbinding evening begins with Ligeti’s wondrous Atmosphères, a work that gained wide public attention when heard on the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack. The Bartók is a bristling account of robbery, seduction, sexual longing, and murder, and the mighty Chorus blazes forth in Janácek’s epic Glagolitic Mass.

Bravo Casino Night

At The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Woodruff Arts Center
Friday, October 22
Call 404-733-6615 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org for more information
The ASO BRAVO group cordially invites you to our Annual Casino Night. This years theme of Las Vegas Casino Night will delight and engage supporters, as they gather at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, dressed as Mad Men, Good Time Gals, and the Rat Pack. This is a featured fundraising event for the ASO in 2010, and we expect 300+ guests to attend. The ticket cost for the event is $60 per person. Bravo Casino Night raises funds in support of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestras Educational Programs and Community Outreach Initiatives Join us for an evening of fun for a great cause!

Vinyl Concert Benefiting Children's Tumor Foundation
Friday night there is a great benefit concert going on at Vinyl to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation. The event will feature performances by Atlanta's own Tealights and The Modern Skirts, a band from Athens, Ga. The event is being put on by an amazing group of people called The Tumornators, who's goal is to raise money for research to help find a cure for diseases that affect the nervous system. Details and links are below.
Show Details

9:00 October 22 at Vinyl
$15 at the door
Tumornators Website : http://www.tumornators.com/new/
Rock for Research Site : http://www.rock4research.com/2010/
The Modern Skirts : http://www.myspace.com/modernskirts  (Check out Soft Pedals and Like Lunatics)

Janacek: Glagolitic Mass

At The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Woodruff Art Center
Saturday, October 23
Call 404-733-4900 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org for more information
A spellbinding evening begins with Ligeti’s wondrous Atmosphères, a work that gained wide public attention when heard on the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack. The Bartók is a bristling account of robbery, seduction, sexual longing, and murder, and the mighty Chorus blazes forth in Janácek’s epic Glagolitic Mass.

American cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Run

At Atlantic Station 171 17th St
Saturday, October 23
Call 404-733-1221 or visit www.cancer.org for more information
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the American Cancer Society’s premier event to raise awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer. More than just the name of a walk, it describes the amazing progress we’re making together to defeat this disease. This is your opportunity to join your community to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate women about early detection and prevention, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and to support programs to help us reach a day when no one will have to hear the words “You have breast cancer".

Party Atlanta 2010 Benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

At Ri Ra Irish Pub 1080 Peachtree St
Saturday, October 23
Call 404-477-1700 or visit www.rira.com for more information
Party Atlanta is a bar crawl along the popular Crescent Avenue in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. RiRa Irish Pub, Flip Flops and Opera Nightclub will offer no cover charges, free appetizers, drink specials, live music, VIP lines and three complimentary drinks per venue with the purchase of a Party Atlanta ticket for $25 if purchased by October 16, $30 if purchased by October 23, or $35 at the door. All proceeds benefit the patients and families of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. RiRa Irish Pub, Flip Flops and Opera Nightclub All three venues are located on Crescent Ave., in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.


At Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Woodruff Art Center
Sunday, October 24
Call 404-733-4900 or visit www.atlantasymphony.org for more information
Costumes adorn Symphony Hall as musicians and audience wear their most frightful garb and try to guess Jere Flint’s surprise costume. The music is wicked good, and theatrical surprises keep the kids on the edge of their seats.

All Weekend

9th Annual Taste of Atlanta

At Technology Square 86 Fifth St
Saturday, October 23- Sunday, October 24
Call 404-577-8686 or visit www.tasteofatlanta.com for more informationThe best festival since sliced bread is back and firing up its ovens, October 23 and 24, for the 9th Annual Taste of Atlanta at Technology Square. Experience delicious dishes from more than 80 of the city’s best restaurants as your taste buds explode during this year’s mouth-watering event. Enjoy entertaining demos from shows such as Meal Makeover Moms or head over to the Farm to Festival Village to discover the wonders of Atlanta’s sustainable movement.

World Music and Food Festival

At Piedmont Park
Saturday, October 23-Sunday, October 24
Call 678-499-0277 or visit www.giveahandfoundation.org for more information
The World Music and Food Festival will run from October 23rd through the 24th 2010, at Piedmont park downtown Atlanta. It will host various live artists, cultural dancers and comedians... plus vendors! It will be a festival of celebration and cultural extravaganza!

Abbondanza: Celebrating the Abundance of Central Italy

At La Tavola Trattoria 992 Virginia Ave NE
Through Saturday, October 23
Call 404-873-5430 or visit www.fithgroup.com for more information
Italy's fruitful heartland is truly a cornucopia of abundance. With this in mind, Executive Chef Craig Richards has once again crafted an inspired three-course menu celebrating the fall flavors found only in the unique culinary region of central Italy. Available a la carte or $32 prix fixe* Prix fixe price does not include tax or gratuity. Can not be combined with any other offer, i.e. Groupon or Midtown Alliance discount card.

The Ghastly Dreadfuls: Demi-Omnibus

At The Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St NW
Through Sunday, October 31
Call 404-873-3391 or visit www.puppet.org for more information
Come celebrate the spooky season with your favorite band of spectres as the Ghastly Dreadfuls reprise their cavalcade of paranormal puppetry, macabre music, and haunting horror stories from around the world and beyond this mortal plane. It's fun for the living and the dead! Recommended for ages 16+. No one under 14 admitted.


Titian & The Golden Age of Venetian Painting

At The High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St NE
Through Sunday, January 2, 2011
Call 404-733-HIGH or visit www.high.org for more information
High Museum of Art Presenting 25 masterpieces of the Venetian Renaissance collection of the National Galleries of Scotland—12 paintings and 13 drawings, the exhibition will include two of the greatest paintings of the Italian Renaissance, Titian's "Diana and Actaeon" and "Diana and Callisto" (1556–1559), which have never before traveled to the United States. Also includes paintings by Tintoretto, Veronese and Lotto. Closed on Monday's and all major holidays.

The Nacirema Society

At The Alliance Theatre 1280 Peachtree St
Wednesday, October 20-Sunday, November 14
Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org for more information
Every year since Emancipation, the Nacirema Society of Montgomery, Alabama introduces six elegant African-American debutants to a world of wealth, privilege and social responsibility. This year, at its 100th anniversary, with young love brewing, old flames simmering and national media attention on hand. . . what would dare to go awry? A sparkling new romantic comedy. Pearl Cleage invites you into this glamorous world where folks still dress for dinner. For the ladies of the Nacirema Society, bus boycotts and freedom marches don’t hold a candle to the importance of making the perfect entrance… or plotting the perfect blackmail.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

At The Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St NE
Friday, October 22-Saturday, October 23
Call 404-881-2100 or visit www.foxtheatre.org for more information
Kia Motors Presents YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY! Features music, singing, dancing, animation and is an interactive experience that offers audience members of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life. Yo Gabba Gabba currently ranks as one of the most popular series on television and stage, with a broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults.

Sammy & Me

At The Alliance Theatre-Hertz Stage 1280 Peachtree St NE
Through Sunday, October 24
Call 404-733-4690 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org for more information
There’s more behind his smile than just talent and a dream. Sammy Davis, Jr: singer, dancer, child star, fixture of the Rat Pack… but at what cost? Virtuosic Broadway performer Eric Jordan Young investigates his own obsession with Sammy – and his questions take audiences on a whirlwind journey through Sammy’s life and his music. But when you ask, ‘who was the man behind the perfect cool smile?’ the answers that unravel are as powerful as the new questions they raise. Part self portrait, part celebrity investigation, this insightful new show features 15 songs Sammy made famous, including “Where or When,” “Smile,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and “Candy Man.”

Scarecrows in the Garden

At Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Through Sunday, October 31
Call www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org for more information
Dozens of wild and crazy characters will be lurking in the woods at the Atlanta Botanical Garden throughout October. For the ninth year, approximately 100 life-size creations, from the witty and whimsical to the bold and bizarre will make up the display. Designs of metro area residents, artists, designers, businesses and organizations, which compete for prizes in one of two design categories: professional and nonprofessional. The scarecrows will be displayed throughout the woodland and children’s gardens, and on Thursday evenings, visitors can check them out under the glare of flashlights (which they are encouraged to bring) during Fest of Ale.

Middle School the Musical

At The Alliance Theatre 1280 Peachtree St
Saturday, October 23-Saturday, October 31
Call 404-733-5000 or visit www.alliancetheatre.org for more information
An improvisational survival guide for tweenagers! It’s not easy being ‘tween. But thankfully, a team of four middle school students is here to help guide you through the maze of locker rooms, 8th grade dances, book reports and cafeteria blues. Filled with music and improv, Middle School the Musical is the Alliance’s first truly interactive show for children and families.
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