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Scofflaw Brewing Co. Grand Opening Party

Atlanta’s newest craft brewery is opening its doors to the public this weekend. Introducing Scofflaw Brewing Company, which made its debut in the metro area last month.

It’s a seemingly common story for many successful breweries — owner Matt Shirah and co-founder and brewer Travis Herman left behind jobs in the corporate and pharmaceutical industries to follow their true passions. Herman attended brewing school at the University of California, and honed his skills at top craft breweries. Scofflaw is the result of two years of intense (and one would assume tasty) research and development.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. makes 11 craft beers including:

Basement IPA – A seriously juicy and tropical India Pale Ale (IPA) made with organic citra hops, this IPA was created in Grammy’s basement following an argument about the differences in west and east coast beer. At the end of the day, this is one of Scofflaw’s go-to beers.

Slim the Pale Ale – This beer is a well-balanced pale ale for people that know their limits but have crossed the line before. It’s light – but not too thin – with hints of passion fruit, pine, berry, citrus and faint floral tones (but we won’t tell anyone).

Sneaky Wheat – Slightly cloudy and creamy, this imperial American wheat has a kick that can sneak up on you. Made with coriander and orange, it presents its case with light honey and spice aromas that match the moderately sweet flavors, without focusing on a hop profile.

Westside IPA – Straight out of the brewmaster’s arsenal, this brew is full of caramel malt and hops that start with the letter C.  It presents itself as somewhat bitter with plenty of hops, but not overkill.

Tasting notes courtesy of Phase 3 Marketing and Communications.

You’ll be able to taste these beers, plus specialty batches at the Grand Opening Party on Saturday, September 17th. The converted warehouse space on Atlanta’s Westside will be open for tours and tastings from noon to 5 pm. Tastings cost $14 per person.

Sweet Auburn Barbecue and Westside Creamery food trucks will be parked on-site to pair with the brews (not included in the tasting fee).

Scofflaw has partnered with Lyft for the opening celebration. New Lyft users can receive $10 off their first two rides by using promo code SCOFFLAW. Existing users can use promo code SCOFFLAWX1 for 25% off their ride to or from the event.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. is located at 1738 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318. Visit scofflawbrewery.com for more information.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. will be open for tours and tastings on Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. The $14 per person fee includes 36 oz. of beer samples and a take-home branded glass. To-go tours will also be offered at $7 for 36 oz. or $14 for 64 oz.

>> Connect:
Facebook: ScofflawBrewingCo
Instagram: @scofflawbeer

photography credit: Heidi Geldhauser


Summer at Westside Provisions District

With new restaurants and events, the Westside Provisions District is the place to be this summer.

Here’s what’s new via The Reynolds Group:

Little Bacch Now Open

The latest concept from chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison features an à la carte menu with fresh-grown produce and seasonal favorites. Diners will enjoy oysters, caviar service, cheese soufflé, Summerland Farm greens, dry-aged beef and more. To complement the food, hand-crafted classic cocktails are poured tableside.

Little Bacch is open Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5:30 pm. For more information or to make reservations visit www.starprovisions.com/little-bacch.

Westside Provisions District Farmers Market

The WSPD Farmers Market is open every Sunday from now until September 27th. Hosted in partnership with Community Farmers Markets, the outdoor market runs from 10 am to 2 pm and features fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and more from local farmers and artisans as well as District tenants. For more information click here.

Free Wi-Fi

Sharing what you’re up to on the Westside is even easier with free Wi-Fi now available on property 24/7. Follow @WSPD on Twitter and like WestsidePD on Facebook.

Little Trouble Pop-up

New bar and social club Little Trouble will be opening soon in the District, but before then Atlantans can get a taste of the menu with a pop-up at its sister restaurant Paper Plane in Decatur. Sample menu items include ramen, meats on sticks, steam buns and dumplings. The pop-up will be taking place Monday through Saturday from 5 to 11 pm in June. For more information visit the Paper Plane’s Facebook page.

Terrarium Class at Le Jardin Français

Le Jardin Français will be hosting an interactive terrarium class on Saturday, June 20th. From 2 to 4 pm attendees will have an opportunity to create a succulent or tropical terrarium. They will also explore the fundamentals of how a terrarium emulates the weather cycles of Earth. The class is $225 per person and includes all supplies needed. Click here for more information.

Canning 101 at Preserving Place

On Saturday, June 27th from 2 to 6 pm learn all about canning with Preserving Place. Geared toward the beginning canner, Canning 101 provides students with an in-depth approach to home hot water bath canning, including the equipment needed, a discussion on the scientific principles behind the process and a hands-on experience in the kitchen. Attendees will take home two jars of what they made in class. Canning 101 is $95 per person. For more information and to register, click here.

For more on the Westside Provisions District visit westsidepd.com.

image via Westside Provisions District


Go West for Lunch at Stationside

With its revitalized architecture, trendy eateries and all around cool feel, Atlanta’s Westside has long been the place to be. Add Stationside to the list of restaurants that are drawing diners to this part of town.

The casual modern spot is located at Terminal West at the King Plow Arts Center, a live music and special events venue that showcases Atlanta’s industrial history. Stationside offers lunch Tuesday through Friday, and food during shows at Terminal West.

StationsideSlightly off the more traveled path of Howell Mill Road, Stationside is located on West Marietta Street NW (you’ll see a helpful sign at the corner of West Marietta and Brady Avenue). Lunch crowds are warmly welcomed with Terminal Westreserved spots and validated parking in the gated lot.

The food is what makes Stationside worth the visit. Whether it’s vegetarian, vegan or gluten free you’re looking for, you’ll find it on the menu at Stationside.

It’s pretty impressive what Executive Chef Dan Brown and his team can create in that tiny kitchen. Try the Waldrep Farms BBQ Pork Sandwich, which comes with pickled jalapeño and fennel-apple slaw, or the Korean Friend Chicken Sandwich, which gets added umami flavor from Simply Seoul kimchi. La Cubana, with adobo roasted pork, ham, provolone and dill pickle, is one of the tastiest Cuban sandwiches you’ll find outside of Miami.

Stationside sandwiches

Candied ginger and citrus vinaigrette make the Kale Salad stand out. Be sure to try some of the sides including the Adobo Tater Tots, served with chipotle ketchup, or the Tempura Avocado, decadently fried and creamy, served with a sweet Thai chili sauce.

Click here for the full menu

Consider Stationside for your next lunch event. The restaurant offers a private dining area that can accommodate eight to twenty plus guests. Reservations are recommended, though walk-ups are allowed if the space is available.

Stationside is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 2pm.

Stationside at Terminal West, 887 West Marietta Street NW, Atlanta 30318. 404.876.5566, stationsideatl.com

>> Connect:
Facebook: StationsideATL
Twitter: @StationsideATL
Instagram: @StationsideATL

La Urbana Tequila & Mezcal Bar

La UrbanaLooking for a new restaurant to check out this summer? Head to La Urbana on the Westside. The casual and hip spot is the perfect place to learn about Mezcal. Try one of the cocktails or ask for a flight, which comes with orange wedges, chipotle salt and smoked crickets. The menu of elevated Mexican street food includes queso fundido, empanadas, soups, salads, house specialties and a variety of tacos (the pescado and asada are favorites).
1133 Huff Road NW, Atlanta, 30318 (Westside)
404.464.5250, laurbanaatl.com

Cheese Week at Star Provisions

Atlanta’s top spot for cheese will be welcoming some of the nation’s best cheese makers in October for the Fifth Annual Cheese Week at Star Provisions.

Cheesemonger Tim GaddisFrom October 9th though 12th, cheesemonger Tim Gaddis will host a series of interactive demonstrations and tastings. The demonstrations will be held from 11am to 4pm each day, and are free to attend.

Here are the visiting cheese makers:

Wednesday, October 9
• Rebecca Williams, Many Fold Farm

Thursday, October 10
• Jess Perrie, Beehive Cheese Company
• Zoe Brickley, Cellars at Jasper Hill

Star ProvisionsFriday, October 11
• Tim Young, Nature’s Harmony Farm
• Debbie Peterson, Cypress Grove Chevre
Atlanta Cheese Festival at Piedmont Park – 5 to 11pm

Saturday, October 12
• Gabe Goodlet, Sweet Grass Dairy
• Ryan Burger, Blackberry Farm
• Jennifer Perkins, Looking Glass Creamery
• Alexander Kast, Goat Lady Dairy
• Karen Mickler & Bruce Degrott, Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheese

Star Provisions is located in the Westside Provisions District, and open Monday through Saturday from 10am to midnight. The Local Farmstand now offers coffee each morning and is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to close. Gaddis was recently honored as an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional™.

Fifth Annual Cheese Week at Star Provisions, October 9 through 12, 11am to 4pm daily. 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, 30318. (404) 365-0410, ext. 132.

>> Connect: @timthecheeseman on Twitter
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StarProvisions

photo credit: The Reynolds Group

Where to Celebrate July 4th in Atlanta

fireworksThe Fourth of July is all about fun, friends, fireworks — and food! Whether you’re looking to dine out on Independence Day or want to bring a feast home, here are the top holiday eats in Atlanta.


Southern Art

Outdoor Barbecue: The Southern-inspired restaurant will be hosting a gourmet barbecue outdoors on the patio featuring Memphis-style barbecue, brews and more from noon to 4pm. Be sure to stop by Bourbon Bar to enjoy an All-American tipple.
3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta 30326
(404) 946-9070, southernart.com



Game-XPlay, Drink and Dine: Finger foods like dead-heat hummus and wings of fortune are available throughout the day. Gamers can play Pac-Man Smash, NBA Hoops and plenty of other favorites. Once the sun sets, guests can watch the fireworks from the city’s new Ferris wheel, SkyWheel Atlanta, conveniently located near Game-X.
275 Baker St NW, Atlanta 30313
(404) 525-0728, gamexatl.com



Music and Fireworks: Ventanas is teaming up with Q100 for a night full of music, food and drinks. The $26 ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary well drink. The indoor event will keep guests cool while they dance to music played by the night’s DJ. With fireworks at eye level, Ventanas is the premiere location to watch the Atlanta skyline light up. The party starts at 6pm and fireworks will begin as soon as the sun sets. Guests who purchase tickets will also receive a $5 play card to use at Game-X before the event. Call or visit their website to purchase tickets.
275 Baker Street, Atlanta 30313
(404) 766-3867, ventanas.com

Glenwood Park


BBQ to Go: Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow is offering barbecue-to-go packages for four, filled with Southern classics. Dishes include a quart of whole hog, pulled pork and Brunswick stew, a pint of coleslaw, eight buns, dill pickles, saltine crackers and cookies. The cost is $50 plus tax and diners can reserve by Saturday, June 29 to guarantee pickup between noon and 3pm on Thursday, July 4th. A few extra packages will also be available at the restaurant, but reservations are highly recommended.
924 Garrett Street SE, Suite C, Atlanta 30316
(404) 380-1886, gunshowatl.com

Inman Park

The Albert

Dine In and Takeout Rib Special: Guests are invited to enjoy The Albert’s $16 rib special, which includes a full rack with sides of savory creamed corn and baked beans. For those who prefer to celebrate at home, a takeout special will also be available for $30 and includes two full racks of ribs with sides of creamed corn and baked beans. All takeout orders must be placed by July 2nd.
918 Austin Avenue, Atlanta 30307
(404) 872-4990, www.thealbertatlanta.com


Cucina Asellina

Cucina AsellinaJuly 4th Edition of POP! Brunch on Sunday, July 7th: Throughout the day guests are invited to relax on Cucina’s scenic, dog-friendly patio while sipping on $4 Tito’s Bacon Bloody Marys and enjoying delicious POP! Brunch menu items like wood fire baked eggs, salmon tartare, housemade yogurt and more, with DJ Dillon spinning tunes.
1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309
(404) 793-0141, togrp.com/togrp-cucina-asellina-atlanta


Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Free Brunch for Peachtree Runners: Following the Peachtree Road Race at 9am, any participating runner or walker that brings in their race number will receive their meal free of charge.
817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta 30308
(404) 815-9243, www.cypressbar.com


Marlow’s Tavern

Red, White and Brew Menu: Now through Monday, July 29th, a selection of patriotic plates, hand-crafted cocktails and local brews are available to diners. The “Red, White and Brew” menu celebrates summer in the U.S.A. with dishes and beverages like the beach house bruschetta and the summertime watermelon margarita. The restaurant is also hosting the Fourth Annual Marlow’s Tavern Grilling Recipe Contest, where grill-masters can submit their best recipe for a chance to win a Big Green Egg and other prizes.
950 West Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta 30309
(404) 815-0323, marlowstavern.com



Celebrate Early: Atlantans can rise and shine for a tasty day to celebrate America and the Peachtree Road Race. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys will be offered for $14, while an a la carte menu will be served starting at 7am.
1180 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309
(404) 443-8431, olmstedatl.com


Rí Rá Irish Pub

The Great Guinness Road Race Giveaway: Starting at 9am, the Irish Pub will featuring 5-cent pints of Guinness for Peachtree Road Race competitors (first 90 pints, max two pints per runner), 20% off food for all and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
1080 Peachtree St NE #1, Atlanta 30309
(404) 477-1700, www.rira.com/atlanta



Open Early for the Race: Woody’s will open at 7am on the 4th to serve those running and watching the Peachtree Road Race. Woody’s will be serving its All-American menu of Philly-style cheesesteaks and other submarine sandwiches, hot dogs and potato chips, with locally brewed SweetWater 420 and Red Hare beer on tap, premium ice cream for shakes or splits and frozen treats from the King of Pops. Starting on the 4th Woody’s will begin serving Frozen Pints.
981 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta 30308
(404) 876-1939, woodys.com


Woodfire Grill

Annual BBQ & Beer Party: Executive Chef Tyler Williams of Woodfire Grill is preparing a star-studded barbecue feast on Wednesday, July 3 from 5:30 to 11pm. Guests can load up their plates with watermelon, skillet cornbread with butter, pork butt, chicken thigh and beef brisket served with Carolina mustard vinegar, pepper vinegar and sweet Memphis-style sauces. All-American sides include coleslaw, potato salad, deviled eggs and green beans with bacon. Pastry Chef Karie Brown is preparing peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. SweetWater 420 drafts are available for $6 and proceeds from sales are being donated to “Save the Hooch,” a campaign started by Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewery in 2005 to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed. The cost is $38 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are required and seating is limited.
1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd, Atlanta 30324
(404) 347-9055, woodfiregrill.com

Virginia Highland

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

Sixth Annual Go Whole Hog or Go Home Fourth of July Party: For $15 guests can enjoy a meat-and-three meal for lunch or dinner. The Backyard Beer Olympics starts at 3pm and games include Ping-Pong, ladder toss, cornhole and darts. Registration for teams of two is free, and over $500 in prizes is up for grabs.
794 N Highland Ave NE  Atlanta 30306
(404) 876-7249, atkinspark.com


D.B.A Barbecue

Fourth of July Catering Packages: Looking for a way to enjoy an All-American backyard barbecue without the hassle of cooking? This 4th of July let D.B.A. Barbecue cater your cookout. Call or visit their website to place an order for a catering package that includes:

DBA barbecue• The Smoked Chicken Wings Platter: With Blue Cheese and Celery Plain, BBQ, Buffalo, or Lemon Pepper. 50 wings for $45; 75 wings for $60; 100 wings for $80; and 250 wings for $190.
The Big Game Platter: Two pounds of pulled pork, Boiled Peanuts, 50 wings, and one full rack of individually cut Spare Ribs. Feeds 4 for $75.
Smoke-n-fried Chicken: Smoked then battered and fried chicken. Twelve pieces with 4 muffins, any two sides and banana pudding. Feeds 4 for $45.
Tailgate Package: 4 pounds pulled pork, 4 racks spare ribs, 4 bone in chickens, 3 quarts baked beans, 3 quarts potato salad, 3 quarts coleslaw, 3 quarts banana pudding, with sternos and stands. Feeds 15 for $250.

SweetWater Tap Takeover: Beginning on July 4th at 11:30am, D.B.A. will host a SweetWater Tap Takeover through July 7th, featuring SweetWater 420, IPA, Blue, LowRYEder, Georgia Brown, Waterkeeper Hefeweizen, and Road Trip. On July 5th, 10% of all dine-in sales will benefit SweetWater’s Chattahoochee Riverkeeper efforts.
1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta 30306
(404) 249-5000, www.dbabarbecue.com

West Midtown

Bone Lick BBQ

Red, White + ‘Cue: Bone Lick BBQ is excited to invite friends and fellow barbecue aficionados to the inaugural edition of their Fourth of July Rooftop BBQ Bonanza. The special event, featuring live music, a whole hog roast, kiddie pools and more, will kick off atop the Apex building at 12pm. As guests sip on ice-cold brews, Chef Mike LaSage will serve up his award winning ‘cue, complete with all of the fixings. Red White + ‘Cue attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a Twinkie eating competition for the chance to win a variety of prizes courtesy of PBR and Bone Lick BBQ. When the sun sets, guests will experience 360-degree views of some of Atlanta’s best fireworks displays. Ample parking is available on the street and in a large parking deck accessible by an entrance located between Slice and Bone Lick BBQ.
1133 Huff Road NW, Atlanta 30318
(404) 343-6574, www.bonelickbarbecue.com


No. 246

Table Tennis & Tipples: Guests are invited to celebrate the Fourth of July with a day of Ping-Pong and drink specials. The lunch menu will be served from 11am to 7pm and includes pizza, salads and sandwiches
129 E Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur 30030
(678) 399-8246, no246.com

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival Returns for 5th Year

The attack is back! Tickets are now on sale for the JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, to be held on Sunday, July 21st.

The fifth annual event will bring together tomato fans, chefs, farmers and mixologists for an afternoon that benefits Georgia Organics.

Killer Tomato Fest 2013The action takes place at and around JCT. Kitchen & Bar in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District. Top Atlanta chefs and mixologists will create tomato dishes or cocktails using produce grown by regional farmers. Guests will get to snack and sip all the creations and then vote for their favorite.

This year’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival will include more than 40 chefs, 15 mixologists and more than 30 farmers. Scroll down for a list of participating chefs and mixologists.

There will also be live performances by The Spazmatics and local chef band Five Bone Rack.

Tickets cost $55 per person ($50 for Georgia Organic members). Ticket prices go up to $70 on July 1st. A total of 1,400 tickets will be available for the festival and may be purchased online at Xorbia by clicking here.

Last year’s event raised nearly $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

For more information visit killertomatofest.tumblr.com.

The JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, Sunday, July 21, 2013, 1pm to 5pm. JCT. Kitchen & Bar, 1198 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta 30318.

Participating chefs:
Jay Swift of 4th & Swift
David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons Brewing Company
Brett Ashcraft of Abattoir
Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina
Andy Carson and Carla Tomasko of Bacchanalia
Lance Gummere of Bantam + Biddy
Bruce Logue of BoccaLupo
Suzanne Vizethann of Buttermilk Kitchen
Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe
Asha Gomez of Cardamom Hill
Delia Champion of Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
Ryan Smith of Empire State South
Whitney Otawka of Farm 255
Dan Latham and Cameron Thompson of Farm Burger
Todd Immel of Floataway Café
Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow
E.J. Hodgkinson of JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Taria Camerino of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, King + Duke, No. 246 and The Optimist
Joe Schafer of King + Duke
Nick Carse of King of Pops
Brent Banda of La Tavola Trattoria
Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon’s Full Service
Chris Hall of Local Three
Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh (in Charleston, SC)
Steven Satterfield of Miller Union
Drew Belline of No. 246
Andrew Smith and Scotley Innis of Ormsby’s
Adam Evans of The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist
Robert Gerstenecker of Park 75
Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn of The Porter
Kevin Rathbun of Rathbun’s, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Krog Bar and KR SteakBar
Ron Eyester of Rosebud and The Family Dog
Scott Serpas of Serpas True Food
Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps
Jenny Levison and Jessica Hanners of Souper Jenny
Cooper Miller of Southbound
Robert Elliot of Sprig — Won“Best Booth” in 2012
Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol
Tyler Williams of Woodfire Grill

Participating mixologists:
Kevin Bragg of 4th &  Swift
Ryan McLaughlin and Heather Miller of Abattoir
Kellie Thorn of Empire State South
Jerry Slater and Callie Schlosser of H. Harper Station
Eduardo Guzman of JCT. Kitchen & Bar and The Optimist
Miles Macquarrie of Leon’s Full Service — Won “People’s Choice for Best Tasting Cocktail” in 2012
Kevin Ryan of Local Three
Stuart White of Miller Union
Paul Calvert of Paper Plane and Victory Sandwich Bar — Won “Best Tasting Cocktail” in 2012
Nate Shuman of Proof and Provision
Andy Minchow of Ration & Dram
Jeff Jackson of Rosebud
Arianne Fielder of Seven Lamps
Navarro Carr of Sound Table
Brian Stanger of Woodfire Grill

Sunday Supper South

Secure your spot for an exclusive collaboration of chefs, farmers, local purveyors and diners. The third annual Sunday Supper South will be held on Sunday, October 28th.

Hosted by celebrated chef-owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison and featuring more than 20 talented chefs, the evening will unite James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs, nominees and semi-finalists from the region to celebrate the cooking philosophy and seasonally inspired flavors of the South.

Sunday Supper South emphasizes a sense of community with a family-style charitable dining experience. After passed hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30pm, guests will enjoy a seated dinner at long communal tables.

The event supports the James Beard Foundation and the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program, which benefits aspiring chefs.

Tickets to Sunday Supper South are $250 per person, and $225 for James Beard Foundation members. For reservations call (404) 365-0410, extension 22.

For more information visit www.sundaysuppersouth.com.

Sunday Supper South, October 28th at 5:30pm at Westside Provisions District. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta.