Introducing Food Cart Sundays at Ponce City Market!

Ponce City MarketAtlantans just can’t get enough of the food cart craze.  Combine that with the excitement surrounding the development of Ponce City Market and the BeltLine and you get Food Cart Sundays!

The recurring event, which began July 14, will happen again this Sunday, July 21 and run through the fall.  From 2:30pm-6:00pm, head over to the BeltLine Shed (just south of the Ponce bridge) to chow down on food from your favorite carts including Doggy Dogg, Atomic Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Dancing Goats.  If you’re already planning a walk or jog along the BeltLine, just mosey on in!  Check out this video from the first event last weekend and you’ll see many people doing just that! Continue reading

This weekend in Atlanta! July 12-14

Atlanta skylineAs summer continues, so do the fun events (well, as long as we can get a day without rain, that is).  This weekend is no exception.  Take a look at some of the fun things happening around town.

Comedy all weekend long at the Village Theatre – Check out the improv shows happening Friday and Saturday – all hilarious and all $10 or less!

Atlanta Street Food Festival – Saturday, July 13, 12pm-8pm, Piedmont Park.  Attendees of the inaugural Atlanta Street Food Festival will experience Atlanta’s best food trucks while enjoying music from a variety of local bands.  The event benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank and has already raised enough money to purchase more than $42,000 worth of groceries for needy families.   The festival is free to enter, but attendees must purchase a $10.50 ticket (discount available for 3 tickets) to be able to purchase food and drinks.  Tickets do not include food or drink, but attendees who purchase tickets in advance will receive discounted food.  Get the details and purchase tickets hereContinue reading

Get 50% off popular Atlanta restaurants all summer long!

ParishFour of your favorite Atlanta restaurants just got better!  The Concentrics restaurant group has once again announced their Summer Swag program.  From now until Friday, August 30, you can save 50% at One Midtown Kitchen, Parish Foods & Goods, LPC Restaurant, and Flip Burger Boutique on Howell Mill and Roswell Rd. Continue reading

BeltLine Arboretum Tour details new life blooming in Atlanta

Our tour group walking along the BeltLineA couple of weeks ago I attended the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Tour, a free walking tour led by Trees Atlanta docents.  The tour is a great way to see the Beltline’s latest progress and learn about the horticultural considerations of the project.

Our tour began on a Saturday at 10:00am directly behind Parish restaurant at N. Highland Steel.  We were greeted by Kate Baltzell, education coordinator at Trees Atlanta, and Rich Sussman, Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Docent and Central Fulton Master Gardener, who led our tour.   Roughly 20 people joined us on the tour which began on time.  Continue reading

Calling all artists! Submit your proposals for fall 2013’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition!

Art on the BetlLinePeanut butter and jelly.   Bert and Ernie.  Salt and pepper.  Homer and Marge.

What do all these things have in common?  They are all two great things that go great together.  Just like our beloved new Atlanta BeltLine and art!  If you’ve explored the Eastside Trail since it opened officially a few months back, you’ve no doubt noticed the interesting and interactive artworks presented along the path.  Did you know those pieces were likely submitted as concepts by artists just like you?   And good news for those who want to submit new works – the Atlanta BeltLine recently issued a request for proposal for Fall 2013 installations! Continue reading

Celebrate BEER at the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival!

Winter Beer FestGrab your friends and head to the Masquerade this Saturday, January 26, from 2:00-7:00pm for the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival!    According to my iPhone, it’s going to be a sunny 52 degrees Saturday – perfect for hanging out with friends, beer, food and music.   (Though if 52 degrees is not quite warm enough for you, know that the event takes place mostly inside and in tents.  If the weather holds up, you’ll also be able to enjoy some time outside.) Continue reading