Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Coca-Cola Presents Taking Back Sunday Tour

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The "Coca-Cola presents Taking Back Sunday" tour is coming to Atlanta on July 13th and just in time for the band to showcase some of their new tracks (their new album launched this past Tuesday, 6/28). The Atlanta stop also features Thursday and Colour Revolt. Together they make a pretty awesome lineup.

There is also a ‘Coke Secret Soundcheck’ where 10 fans will gain access to an intimate pre-concert three-song set performed by the band. Simply go to this link for the Atlanta show and sign up for the chance to win! The Password is: GEORGIA.

In addition, I am giving away a Taking Back Sunday prize pack which includes 2 tickets to the show, copy of the new CD, band t-shirt + misc. schwag to one lucky follower! To enter to win simply follow me on Twitter (@MidtownMile) and tweet this phrase "Hook me up with Taking Back Sunday tickets @MidtownMile! #cocacola"
Winner announced Friday, July 8th!
Good luck and Happy Tweeting :)

Street Food Thursdays: Pop Up Chef - June 30th Menu

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Join Atlanta Dish and I As We Host The Boozy Pops Tweet Up!

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This summer, we are giving you a way to cool down with a cocktail and dessert, all in one! 

We're serving up Boozy Pops in a wide selection of flavors for only $3 a piece, making it easy for you to chill out and unwind. 

Boozy Pop flavors include basil peach margarita, mojito, pineapple mango rum, Bloody Mary and blueberry limoncello. These push pops will be offered throughout the summer months. 

To celebrate the launch, we will be throwing a Boozy Pop Tweet-up on Sunday, July 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by ME! as well as Melissa Libby & Associates’ @AtlantaDish! 

Join the fun to test-taste a Boozy Pop for yourself, plus enjoy complimentary treats like chips & dip from Rooftop 866’s delicious menu.

For more info, call 678-412-2402 or visit

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marlow's Tavern Hosts A Grilling Recipe Contest

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Loews Hotel's Features The Summer Beer Dinner Wednesday June 22nd

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Taste 10 of The Finest Scotch Whiskeys Available at Ecco's Charred & Barred

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"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good scotch whiskey is barely enough," said Mark Twain of one of Scotland's most beloved exports.

Ecco is taking this little nugget of wisdom to heart with "Charred & Barred" on Tuesday, June 14. You'll enjoy a variety of grilled canap├ęs and a tasting, by region, of 10 of the finest scotch whiskeys available.

Speyside Region
Glenfarclas 12-year

Highland Region
Old Pulteney 17-year                                        
Glen garioch 15-year

Islay Region
Bunnahabhain 12-year                                         
Bruichladdich Organic

Lowland Region
Auchetoshan three woods                           
Glenkinchie Amantillado Cask

Island Region
Isle of Jura 10-year
Tobermorey 10-year

The price is only $32/person (including gratuity; excluding tax and online service fee). Plus, we invite you to stay for 20% off your dinner following the event.

Get your tickets here!

Marlow's Tavern Offers Atlantans a "Taste of America"

From Tuesday, June 14 through Monday, July 25, Atlantans can get a taste of America at Marlow's Tavern with their six-week long “Red, White and Brew” menu.

The “Red, White and Brew” menu includes the following dishes, which are offered daily during the six weeks:

·   Beer and cheese soup - a light beer soup with garlic, thyme, provolone, Swiss and Parmesan served with a ciabatta crisp($6)

  • Firecracker deviled eggs –pimento cheese, applewood smoked bacon, fresh herbs and firecracker sauce ($3/$5)
  • Watermelon, feta and arugula salad –fresh basil, ginger and balsamic glaze ($9)
  • Red, White and Bleu Burger – made with lean ground beef and decorated with red pepper, Vidalia onion and Maytag blue cheese on a toasted sesame brioche bun served with American fries ($11)
  • Backyard blackened swordfish- dusted, grilled, pressed and stacked with baby arugula, citrus aioli, toasted challah and Red, White and Blue Potato Salad ($14)
  • Honey glazed grilled chicken-grilled chicken glazed with honey mustard and Meyer lemon served with loaded Red Bliss potatoes and chili-slathered corn on the cob ($17)
  • Grilled skirt steak-“hot off the grill” tender skirt steak blazed with house made chimichurri, summer squash and jumbo Vidalia onion rings ($19)
  • Chili slathered corn on the cob – secret seasoning, chili butter and fresh parsley ($3)
  • Red White and Blue Potato Salad – Red Bliss and Peruvian “purple” potatoes, applewood smoked bacon, chopped egg and fresh herbs ($3)
  • Key Lime Pie in a Glass- made with Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key Lime juice, stacked with a graham cracker-pecan crust and fresh berries ($6).
The “Red, White and Brew” menu also features the following specialty beverages to complement the menu items:
  • Summertime” Watermelon Margarita-Herradura  Reposado, fresh watermelon syrup, house made sour and fresh lime ($8)
  • Tommy’s Favorite Sangria- Savida sangria, the freshest seasonal fruit and Agave nectar ($8)
  • Red- Rogue American Ale ($5)
  • White- SweetWater Sch’Wheat American Wheat Ale ($5.50)
  • Blue- Terrapin Hop Karma IPA- ($6)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Stroll on The Midtown Mile is This Weekend

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The Summer Stroll On The Mile is This Weekend and is one of my favorite events in Midtown! This event is so kid friendly and great for families to spend the day together exploring the Midtown Mile! There is something for everyone on this "Summer Stroll"

Fun for Kids
Walk from Woodruff Arts Center to the Fox Theatre and discover fun activities along the way!
At Colony Square:
  • Bring the family to the Kids' Village with a bounce house, face painting, a magician and a juggler (Saturday & Sunday, 12 - 4 pm)
At the Arts District Plaza (15th + Peachtree):
  • Serenbe Playhouse performances and "Ugly Duckling" face painting (Sunday, 12 - 2 pm)
  • Ice cream samples & demos by Spice Market (Sunday, 12 - 4 pm)
At 12th & Midtown:
  • Everyone loves King of Pops! Pick up a hand crafted popsicle in front of CB2
  • Face painting!
At 999 Peachtree:
  • Balloon sculpture on the plaza (Saturday,  12 - 5 pm, and Sunday, 12 - 3 pm)
  • The Imperial Opa Circus with aerial acts, silk rope performers, trapeze artists and a stilt walker (Saturday and Sunday)
 At the Fox Theatre:
  • Wicked tickets go on sale! Join Broadway Across America for an "on sale event” (Saturday, 10 am -12 pm). Tickets are only available at the box office from 10 am-12 pm, and then on Ticketmaster at 12 pm.
  • Bring the family to the Rango movie showing (Saturday, 2 pm)
Center for Puppetry Arts:
  • Mixed-up fairytale fun with Jack & the Beanstalk (Saturday, 11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm, and Sunday, 1 pm & 3 pm 

Food Trucks
Atlanta Street Food Coalition trucks will be out and about in Midtown all weekend. Find them at these locations:
12th + Peachtree
10th + Peachtree
7th + Peachtree

Pop Up Shops and Promotions
At 999 Peachtree:
  • Shop at the "Mini" Midtown Market in the plaza on Saturday, 9 am - Noon
  • Spend at the Pop Up Shops open one weekend only featuring: Billie International, Junebug clothing for kids, Couturecycle, Natalie Grace Home, servedio designs (hand sewn jewelry), The Paperie at Sam Flax, Revolution 11, Rebecca Ponders Jewelry and more (Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm and Sunday, 12 - 4 pm).
  • Get to know 999's temporary boutique, En Paris, and its great selection of gifts and unique treasures
At Colony Square:
  • Browse the Arts & Crafts Shopping Bazaar featuring local artists and vendors (Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 4 pm)
 At 12th + Midtown:
  • Get into shape with complimentary class passes from Exhale Spa at Loews Hotel
  • Shop for Dad at the Bar Denim Blues Trunk Show (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails
  • Storewide sales!
At My! My! My!:
  • Take advantage of the sidewalk sales
At 860 Peachtree (Spire building):
  • Enjoy sweet treats and snacks at Jake's Ice Cream & Irwin Street Market Pop Up Shop (Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm, and Sunday, 12 - 4 pm)
At Eyedeology:
  • Stroll stylishly with new shades from Eyedeology -- new shipment of Alexander McQueen & RayBans
At NV-U Boutique:
  • Meet the local designer from Destini Collection and shop the trunk show (Saturday)
  • Come in for more shopping, cocktails and a DJ (Sunday) 

Restaurant Promotions
  • Take a break with free chips & salsa when you check in on Facebook (Mention to server in order to redeem offer)
12th & Midtown:
  • Score RA Sushi coupons & free sushi rolls in front of 1010 Midtown
  • Have lunch with Pop Up Chef Jonathan St Hilaire at 999 Peachtree! He'll be serving 9” all beef hot dogs made by Atlanta’s own The Spotted Trotter, served in a steamed BAKESHOP brioche bun accompanied by various gourmet toppings. Kids will love the mini versions! (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Cool down with High Road Craft Ice Cream specials inside BAKESHOP
  • Purchase freshly baked BAKESHOP breads at Midtown Market at 999 Peachtree on Saturday morning
Escorpion (Ricardo Ulio's NEW restaurant on 5th & Peachtree):
  • Welcome Midtown's newest restaurant and savor $2.50 tacos & $7 Margaritas (Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm, and Sunday, 12 - 4 pm)
Georgian Terrace / Livingston:
  • Spoil yourself after a long day of shopping with a great meal and cocktails out on the gorgeous patio

Arts, Culture & Performances
Woodruff Arts Center:
  • Visit the High Museum's Modern by Design Exhibition
  • High Museum's Father’s Day Trunk Show - Stewart/Stand Accessories (Saturday, free with museum admission)
  • Madame Butterfly performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Saturday, 8 pm, and Sunday, 3 pm)
W Atlanta Midtown Hotel
  • Join the Skirt! Magazine Creative Conference! Click here for information and to register.
999 Peachtree:
  • Live music (Saturday, 12 - 4 pm and Sunday 12 - 4 pm)
All Saints Episcopal Church:
  • Take the docent led tour of the historic sanctuary with emphasis on the many Tiffany stained glass windows (Sunday, 2 pm)
  • The Cathedral Choir of the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, will present a Pentecost concert (Sunday, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 student/senior, and will be available at the door.)
Fox Theatre:
  • To Kill a Mockingbird movie showing (Saturday, 7:30 pm, wine tasting beginning at 5:30 pm)

Visit for more information. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

99x and Ri Ra Irish Pub Present The Mockapalooza Block Party

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99X and RiRa The Irish Pub present a CRAIC'N outside block party and live music from the best cover bands around… it could only mean one thing… Mockapalooza 2011!

Couldn’t make it to one of the big summer music festivals?  Well on Saturday June 25th we’re bringing the festival to Midtown… One big ass block party with plenty of great times and cold beverages… 
get your tickets now!

We know you don’t need an excuse to party, but we’re giving you one anyway – Mockapalooza from RiRa The Irish Pub and Atlanta’s Alternative – 99X!

99X Event Snapshot
What:RiRa 99X Mockapalooza
When:Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 2pm-11pm
Where:Ri Ra The Irish Pub
1080 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA. 30309
(located on Crescent Ave. between 11th and 12th streets in Midtown)
Phone:(404) 477-1700
Admission:$15 advance, $20 at the door
Who:This is a 21 and older, general admission

Event Schedule:
Set times
Desire (U2 Tribute)8:30pm – 10:15pm
Sex Type Thing (STP Tribute)7:00pm – 8:00pm
TBD5:30pm – 6:30pm
TBD4:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Screen on The Green is Back For Another Summer in Piedmont Park

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Viewing schedule for the 2011 Screen on the Green season:
     June 2 - Back to the Future, 1985
     June 9 - Imitation of Life, 1959
     June 16 - Sixteen Candles, 1984
     June 23 - Viewers Choice – The Birds, 1963 vs. Frankenstein, 1931
     June 30 - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971

All movies will start between 8:40pm and 8:55pm.
Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnic baskets, food and snacks but no glass containers can be brought into Piedmont Park. In consideration of others, Screen on the Green attendees are asked to leave pets at home. Umbrellas, high-backed chairs and grills are strictly prohibited. Parking is extremely limited so please take MARTA.

Exclusive Coeur de Terre Wine Dinner at ONE Midtown Kitchen

On Tuesday, June 14th join ONE Midtown Kitchen for their exclusive Ceour de Terre Wine Dinner! Dinner will feature 5 wines paired with 5 courses from our very own Chef Drew Van Leuvan. Wines featured will include the 2010 Pinot Gris, 2006 Riesling, 2009 Pinot Noir, 2008 Estate Pinot Noir and the 2006 Renelles Block Reserve Pinot Noir. See menu details below! Winemaker Scott Neal will be hosting and the reception will start at 7:00 and dinner at 7:30 p.m.. Cost is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Spaces will fill up quickly; call them today at 404.892.4111 to make your reservation today! 

Coeur de Terre Wine Dinner Menu Includes: 
First Course: Cold Water Oyster, Cucumber, Horseradish 
Second Course: Tomato Mousse, Cured Salmon, Compressed Peach, Basil 
Third Course: Pork Tenderloin, Roast Fennel, Licorice, Smoked BaconFourth Course: Smoked Duck Breast, Roast Cherries, Chicory, VanillaFifth Course: Beef Brisket, "a la picante"

Concentrics Restaurants Brings Back Summer Swag Beginning Monday June 6th

Concentrics Restaurants Brings Back Summer Swag Beginning Monday June 6th
Simply print the gift certificates at the link above and bring in to your favorite Concentrics Restaurant (or all of them) to get 50% off all summer long!

Participating Restaurants Include:
ONE Midtown Kitchen
Lobby Bar and Bistro
Room at Twelve
Two Urban Licks

Summer Sunsets In The Park With Yacht Rock Revue

Summer Sunsets In The Park With Yacht Rock Revue!
Friday, June 3, 2011
Yacht Rock Revue w/ Space Capone

June 3rd features an opening set funktastic set of futuristic dance tunes from friendly Nashvillians, Space Capone. Of course, everything is futuristic when you’re still rocking in ’78. YRR caps off the evening with classics to settle your nostalgia right back where it belongs.
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