P’cheen bar and restaurant in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood near Inman Park. On its website, the owners explain the place’s name this way:

“When the Scots and the Irish came to the Appalachian Mountains, they brought their music, their dancing and their whiskey making. Long before it was called moonshine, it was called….P’cheen.”

17 Places You Can Celebrate Halloween Like the Adult You Are
  1. Magnum Mondays: Yelloween - The STK champagne drinking staple is back this week with a slightly more festive tone. Bwah-ha-ha! (October 28)
  2. Boo Bash at RA Sushi - the Midtown restaurant is partying the night away with spooktacular food and drink specials, a costume contest and a guest D.J. Guests can enjoy a variety of “Boo Bites.” Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up for the Boo Bash costume contest. Those dressed to kill will have the opportunity to take a bite out of some serious treats. First, second and third place winners will fly away with a $100, $50 and $25 gift certificate to RA Sushi.
  3. Pumpkin Carving Contest at Cucina Asellina - BYOPCT (Pumpkin Carving Tools) and head to Cucina Asellina’s patio for a chance to win a $50 gift card. (October 26)
  4. Haunted Rooftop Party at Whiskey Blue -  join Atlanta’s sexiest ghouls and vampires for a Haunted Rooftop party at Whiskey Blue atop the W Hotel. The costumed revelry will create quite a silhouette against the dark night sky as you and your fellow party-goers enjoy the spooktacular rooftop views and dance to music by Atlanta’s own RiMbY. The dark party atmosphere is further enhanced by included glow toys, and the winner of the night’s costume contest will receive a $100 bar tab and a one-night stay at the hotel. (October 31)
  5. The Albert Enchanted - Inman Park is the place to be for an enchanted evening full of whimsical wonders and debauchery. (October 26)
  6. Halloween Sideshow - One of Atlanta’s favorite craft brew pubs and restaurants will be transformed into a Dust Bowl era sideshow, complete with a covered circus tent that will host an intriguing sideshow of biological rarities including a fire breathing dragonboy, a human blockhead, a fortunetelling dust witch, a living mermaid and more. (October 26)
  7. The Meat Locker - Bloodthirsty butchers and deviants will descend upon STK Atlanta for The Meat Locker, Atlanta’s sexiest and scariest Halloween bash. (October 31)
  8. The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at Bone Lick BBQ - Charlie Brown may still be on the search for the Great Pumpkin, but Bone Lick isn’t! In fact, they’ve got tons of ‘em that are ready to be carved up just in time for Halloween. Oh, and there’s the little thing of the $100 grand prize! (October 26)
  9. Ghost Light Tours at The Fox Theatre - Travel to spaces haunted by those who loved the theatre and the ground where it sits so much, they have never left. Take a walk in the footsteps of the Confederate soldier, pay your respects to the woman of the house and hear about Roosevelt and his work keeping the Fox warm in the winter. (October 26, 29 & 30)
  10. Hell on Highland - Where else can you find the best named dance party in Atlanta? There ain’t no Boom in the Tomb anywhere else! (October 26)
  11. Atkins Park Annual Halloween Costume Contest - Be sure to put on your best gear for our annual costume contest at the witching hour. Cash and prizes go to the best individual costume and best group costume. (October 26)
  12. Scoutmob + The Goat Farm present Halloween 2013 - Celebrate with the glorious, outta-this-world spectacle that is The Goat Farm at Halloween. For the third year in a row, we’ve teamed up to bring you a spacey, surreal phenomenon, complete with experimental music, exclusive art installations and… a 12-foot astronaut puppet. You know, the normal stuff. (October 31)
  13. Halloween BOOnanza IV - Have you ever heard of Halloween? Ask Jeeves. It is the greatest holiday of the year. We would like to introduce the greatest Halloween party of the year sans DragonCon. (October 26)
  14. Spiralween at Park Tavern - Get ready for the longest running, most sinister, shameful, supernaturally sexy Halloween Costume Party in Atlanta.They’re also giving away a $1000 scholarship toward twerking school during the Costume Contest. (October 26)
  15. Speakeasy Cocktail Festival - The 1920s were a decade of extremes, and the Speakeasy Cocktail Festival aims to celebrate past times with the “bee’s knees” of Atlanta galas. Required for admittance are feathers and fedoras, pinstripes and pearls and all era-inspired attire to insure a costumed fun traditional walk down a 1920′s memory. (October 26)
  16. Atkins Park Pumpkin Carving Contest - Get together with friends for a night of drink features from Terrapin and Jack Daniels, pumpkin carving and scary movies on the big screen. Winners will leave with house cash and gear from Terrapin and Jack Daniels. (October 29)
  17. Halloween Night in the Highlands - On Halloween night when freaks, ghouls, zombies and goblins wear very little and scare you at parties. Prepare yourself for a crazy Halloween in the Virginia Highlands! The last 2 years over 500 people attended. (October 31)
Featured Recipe: P'Cheen's Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Wings

Sweet and Spicy Thai Grilled Chicken Wings

Thai Chili Sauce: 

1 cup Mai Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce
1/8 cup Soy Sauce
1/8 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1 tbsp Fish Sauce
2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
1 tbsp Sriracha


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan, bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, reduce by ¼.
  • Cool and reserve. 


10-15 Fresh Jumbo Chicken Wings
1 ¼ cups Prepared Chili Sauce
1 tbsp Toasted White Sesame Seeds
1 tbsp chopped Scallions


  • Marinate wings in half of prepared chili sauce for 4 hours.
  • Charr grill until sauce is carmelized and somewhat charred
  • Place on a baking sheet and cover with remainin sauce
  • Cook at 350 for 10-12 minutes
  • Remove from oven, arrange on plate.  Pour remaning sauce from tray over top.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions.

“What makes these wings so different from traditional wings is the charr grilling.  It makes them healthier than fried winds but also adds another demension of flavor.  The carmelization of the sweet and spicy sauce leaves you licking your fingers and wanting more." 

-Chef Alex Friedman, P'cheen International Bistro and Pub. 

Day #15: Celebrate National Seafood Month with P'Cheen

Head to P'Cheen to try a new taste for an English classic.  Today’s featured dish is their Fish n’ Chips, Guinness-beer-battered cod and English chips served with mushy peas and house tartar sauce. Fancy a bite?

To see P’cheen’s full menu and to make a reservation visit pcheen.com. You can also follow them on Twitter.


photo courtesy of Caren West PR

2012 Halloween Roundup

By: Caren West PR

Halloween is right around the corner and that means that it’s time to make your party plans! There are a million things to do in Atlanta on the most spellbinding night of the year, but lucky for you our team has cut through the clutter to bring you the best Halloween festivities around town. Whether you’re in the mood for a trick or a treat, there’s a little something for everyone this year. So prepare your costume and get ready for a night of mayhem and debauchery at any one of these spooky spots:

P'cheen International Bistro and Pub: Hell on Highland – Saturday, October 27th at 7 p.m 

Break out your best Dracula, Frankenstein, or Honey Boo Boo costume this Halloween and head to P’cheen International Bistro & Pub’s annual bash, Hell on Highland. Guests will enjoy complimentary beer from 7 to 8 p.m.  and free Halloween-themed food items between 7 and 9 p.m. Spooky DJs will spin tunes late into the night and one lucky costume contest winner will be rewarded with $100 cash prize. The event is free to attend. For more information or to make a reservation please visit www.pcheen.com or call 404-529-8800. P’cheen International Bistro and Pub is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312.  

STK Atlanta: STAKE at STK – Saturday, October 27th at 8 p.m. 

Vampires, vixens and mischief-makers will descend upon STK Atlanta for Stake at STK, Atlanta’s sexiest Halloween bash on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Kicking off at 8 p.m. and featuring DJ London Thomas and DJ Salah to keep the party going until the wee hours of the night, STK will transform its sleek lounge into a luxurious den of carnal delights for its vampire-themed Halloween escapade. While the bloodthirsty and undead may be in search of succulent flesh to sink their teeth into, vampire lovers and the unabashedly sinful are invited to sip on Vampire Kiss Martinis and pumpkin mojitos while satisfying their carnivorous cravings with executive chef Jeremy Miller’s Halloween inspired menu filled with mouthwatering temptations. Entry is free.  For more information about STK, visit www.stkhouse.com or call 404-793-0144. STK is located in the 12th & Midtown Development at 1075 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Complimentary valet parking is available. 

Cypress Street Pint and Plate: Cypress Zombie Fest 2012 – October 27th, 2012 at 8 p.m. 

The undead will invade Midtown on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 8 p.m., when Cypress Street Pint and Plate presents Cypress Zombie Fest 2012.  Sponsored by Russian Standard Vodka and Newcastle Werewolf, Cypress Zombie Fest 2012 will feature an open bar from 8 to 9 p.m., a DJ will spin tunes all night long, and there will even be a photo booth to capture the living’s scariest moments.  Additionally, the guest with the best costume contest will receive $500, with second place receiving $250. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased at www.xorbia.com/e/cypress/zombiefest12. Ticket prices will increase to $15 at the door day of the event. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243.  Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located at 817 W. Peachtree Street (corner of 6th St. & Cypress St.), Atlanta, GA 30308. 

D.B.A. Barbecue: Ghost Busters and Fireballs – Wednesday, October 31st at 7 p.m. 

Join D.B.A. Barbecue as they uncover their past this Halloween. Rock and Roll Paranormal will be in the house hunting the ghosts of D.B.A.’s past and showing a video featuring footage of their overnight ghostly finds. Attendees will enjoy $3 Fireball specials while listening to live music provided by Parker Smith & the Bandwith. Guests are invited to stay into the wee hours of the night for D.B.A.’s costume contest. The event is free to attend. For more information visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404-249-5000. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Ave, Ste B, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. 

Tongue and Groove: Superheroes & Villains Halloween Bash – October 27th at 10 p.m.

Holy table dance, Batman! To the bat pole, Robin! Tongue & Groove invites Atlantans to find their inner superhero and villains during their Halloween bash, Superheroes & Villains! T&G will be serving up frosty Peroni and Dos Equis beer specials and music courtesy of DJ Rory Breaker will keep the Halloween party going all night long.  Tickets are available in advance for $20 and will increase to $30 at the door. Enter freely, and of your own will, but no costume drama at the door. For more information visit http://www.tandgonline.com/ or call (404) 261-2325.  Tongue and Groove is located at 565 Main Street in Lindberg City Center, just off Piedmont Road in Buckhead. 

The Albert: Albert in Wonderland –  Saturday, October 27th, 7 p.m. 

On Saturday, October 27 beginning at 7 p.m. The Albert invites Halloween revealers to fall down the rabbit hole during Albert in Wonderland. One of Inman Park’s favorite haunts will be transformed into a magical fantasyland where adventures, debauchery and trickery are encouraged. The Queen of Hearts will be the master of ceremonies for the evening that includes a costume contest, “Drink Me” cider shots, “Eat Me” cookies, Tweedledee and Tweedledum food and drink pairings, Mad Hatter IPA specials, and plenty of surprises. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.thealbertatlanta.com or call 404-872-4990.  The Albert is located at 918 Austin Avenue Northeast Atlanta, Georgia 30307. 

Terminal West: Shpongle – Wednesday, October 31st at 8 p.m. 

Forget haunted houses, this Halloween Terminal West has something better, Shpongleland! On Wednesday, October 31 at 8 p.m., music sensation Shpongle is taking over Terminal West and exploring music frontiers that are beyond classification. ‘SHPONGLE’ is a new world of traditional sounds, acoustic guitars, Moroccan drums, Turkish operatic singing, cello, double bass, backing vocals and silver flute blended together with the computer wizardry of Simon Posford’s studio production. Tickets are available now at http://www.terminalwestatl.com/event/148945/ and range from $28 to $30.  For more information please visit www.terminalwestatl.com or call 404-855-9933.  Terminal West is located at the King Plow Arts Center at 877 West Marietta Street, Studio C, Atlanta, GA  30318. 

Cucina Asellina: Pumpkin Carving Contest – Sunday, October 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. 

This Sunday between 6 and 8 p.m., take advantage of Atlanta’s gorgeous fall weather during a pumpkin carving party on the patio of Cucina Asellina in Midtown. Guests are invited to get into the spirit of Halloween with themed cocktails and menu items, while they show off their pumpkin carving skills. Cucina Asellina will provide free pumpkins and participants are asked to bring their own carving equipment and creativity is encouraged. The winner of the best pumpkin will receive a $50 gift card to Cucina Asellina. The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown, adjacent to the Loews Hotel, at 12th & Midtown at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.  For more information visit www.asellina.com or call 404.793.0141.

Cinco Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  1. Grab a Drink & a Bite- D.B.A. Barbecue in the Highlands is celebrating with Gringo de Mayo complete with $3 Dos XX pints, $5 margaritas, $12 Texas margarita pitchers, and delicious Tex-Mex specials, including smoked brisket quesadillas, chipotle BBQ quesadillas, smoked brisket enchiladas in a red chili sauce and BBQ nachos three ways.  Head to The Albert in Inman Park for drink specials and a FREE order of Sean’s Gringo Salsa. 
  2. Enter a Contest- Bone Lick BBQ is turing up the fun a notch with their all-you-can-eat BBQ taco bar and a salsa-making competition with prizes for the winner. P'cheen will be celebrating with beer and tequila specials, “Smash ‘em up” Piñatas and “The best dang Luchador Mask Painting Contest,” with a cash prize for the winner. 
  3. Have Family Time- The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is back at it again with another round of Meet the Holidays fun! In addition to exploring Body Carnival and the permenent exhibits kids can learn about Cinco de Mayo and make a piñata!
  4. Dance & Drink- Rosa Mexicano is hosting a FREE fiesta complete with margaritas, beer and a day-long live concert on the Atlantic Station lawn. 
  5. Change It Up- Tired of the same old, same old Cinco de Mayo fun?  Try STEAMFest Cinco de Mayo in Avondale Estates. The event is an alternative history festival focused on the Victorian era in which visitors and participants attend in different interpretations of Victorian costume. 
The CWPR Field Guide to New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

By: Caren West PR

There’s so much to do in Atlanta this New Year’s Eve. From unforgettable dining experiences to incredible blowouts, our clients have you covered with myriad of memory making soirees that will help you ring in the New Year the right way.  And, for the superstitious at heart or anyone that may need a little hair of the dog following a long night of revelry, we even have a few options for New Year’s Day that are sure to please. 

Cucina Asellina – New Year’s Eve Celebration and Dinner
December 31, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Pop the bubbly and say hello to 2013 at Midtown’s favorite Italian kitchen, Cucina Asellina, this New Year’s Eve. The first two seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., feature the regular dinner menu, and the late night revelers are invited to enjoy a specialty seating at 10 p.m. that includes a $60 three-course prix fixe dinner menu, complimentary Moet Imperial Champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. DJ Xavier will set the tone for the evening, while guests will experience Cucina Asellina’s stellar service, intimate atmosphere, delicious fare and specialty cocktails to provide the perfect setting to welcome 2013with a bang. Reservations are required. Please call 404.793.0141 to make a reservation or for more information visit www.facebook.com/CucinaAsellina. : 

Cucina Asellina is an inventive, modern Italian restaurant, featuring simple Italian dishes made from the essential ingredients of traditional Italian cuisine, and served in an approachable, warm and thoughtfully designed environment. An extension of NYC-based sister restaurant Ristorante Asellina, Cucina Asellina is located at the 12th & Midtown development at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. For more information visit www.asellina.com. Stay connected on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AsellinaATL and Facebook at www.facebook.com/CucinaAsellina.  

STK Atlanta- Not Your Daddy’s New Year’s Eve Bash
December 31, 2012 at 6 p.m.

Join Atlanta’s swankiest steakhouse this New Year’s Eve for high-energy celebration with delicious food, cocktails, DJs, dancers, a balloon drop at midnight, and more. The evening will begin with two dinner seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. featuring STK’s regular dinner menu. At 10 p.m., revelers are invited to enjoy a $90 four-course prix fixe menu showcasing STK’s most popular dishes of 2012 and includes a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon Imperial Champagne.  Renowned DJs will set the tone for the evening as partiers sip on Belvedere cocktails and enjoy live entertainment in the lounge.  When the clock strikes midnight and the balloons begin to fall, STK looks forward to welcoming 2013 with a stylish bang. Reservations for the 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. dinner seatings are required. Please call 404.793.0144 to make a reservation or for more information please visit www.facebook.com/STKAtlanta.

STK Atlanta is located at 12th & Midtown at 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information please visit www.togrp.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/STKAtlanta and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/STKAtlanta.

Cypress Street Pint & Plate - New Year’s Eve Party
December 31, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Toast away 2012 and say cheers to the New Year at Cypress Street Pint and Plate.  This New Year’s Eve at one of Midtown’s favorite haunts, great beer, champagne toasts, and a midnight breakfast buffet for the late night partiers are the key ingredients to this spectacular year-end celebration. The doors open at 8 p.m., so guests can arrive early to get a prime spot and enjoy free well bar and house beer from 9 to 10 p.m. Pre-sale tickets can purchased for $10 at www.cypressbar.com or at the door for $15.

Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404.815.9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter at @CypressStreet and Facebook at Facebook.com/CypressStreet.

Diesel Filling Station - New Year’s Eve Party hosted by CON*tourage
December 31, 2012 at 8 p.m.

This New Year’s Eve, Diesel Filling Station and CON*tourage have teamed up for an unforgettable night catering to like-minded creative party geeks. Beginning at 8 p.m., beer-loving sci-fi fans donned in their favorite Dragon*Con inspired costumes are invited to join the CON*tourage crew for drink specials, complimentary champagne toasts, giveaways and live music as we say farewell to 2012 and welcome in the New Year. Of course, no New Year’s Eve celebration is complete without a ball drop of sorts, so Diesel has prepared a proper balloon drop at midnight to welcome 2013. Don’t forget to wear your best Dragon*Con inspired attire and prepare yourself for the New Year’s party of the century at Diesel Filling Station. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/394521027288988/.

Conveniently located at 870 North Highland Avenue in the heart of Virginia-Highland, Diesel was inspired by the Virginia-Highlands filling station that once stood in its place. With a decidedly local flare, Diesel offers an expansive high gravity and craft beer selection, a clever cocktail menu and serves reliable comfort food with a twist. For more information and a full menu and list of events visit www.dieselatlanta.com or call 404-815-1820.

P'cheen International Bistro and Pub - New Year’s Eve Party
December 31, 2012 at 8 p.m.

What do you get when you combine DJs, a balloon drop, free hats, noisemakers and (of course) a little moonshine? New Year’s Eve at the Old Fourth Ward’s favorite bistro and pub! The good folks over at P’cheen certainly know how to throw a party and are set to provide revelers with everything they need to ring in 2013 with a bang. With a special menu, and free—yes, free—late night breakfast to nosh on at midnight, this party will be sure to start off the New Year the right way. Since their New Year’s Eve parties are always free admission, they tend to fill up quickly. To make a reservation, call 404.529.8800. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/570935346265416/.

A neighborhood institution, P’cheen has become known for its seasonally influenced, international cuisine, critically acclaimed BBQ, and extensive beer and spirit selection. A contemporary hot spot with a distinct local flare, P’cheen features rotating work from local artists and guest DJs and offers a modern, yet unpretentious menu of updated classics. P’cheen is located at 701-5 Highland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312.  For more information visit www.pcheen.com or call 404-529-8800.

Tongue and Groove, The Joint Barroom New Year’s Eve 2012 Dance Party
December 31, 2012 at 9 p.m.

Join iconic Atlanta nightclub, Tongue and Groove, and the newest venture from the T&G team, The Joint Barroom, on Monday, December 31, 2012 for a New Year’s Eve bash of epic proportions. Beginning at 9 p.m., guests are invited to say good-bye to 2012 in style with Atlanta’s hottest wait staff, live entertainment and the sounds of DJ Rory Breaker. As the confetti falls at midnight, welcome 2013 with a complimentary champagne toast and get ready to kick the night in high gear at T&G, where the party doesn’t stop until 3 a.m. If a more relaxed atmosphere is your bag, head next door to The Joint Barroom, where the cocktails are on tap, the snacks are gourmet and the music is sure to satisfy.  Knowing all that celebrating can leave you famished, T & G and The Joint will provide late night burgers to go. The New Year’s Eve celebration at Tongue & Groove and The Joint Barroom is for ages 21 and up.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door and include admission to both venues. For more information, visit www.tandgonline.com

Tongue and Groove is located at 565 Main Street in Lindberg City Center, just off Piedmont Road in Buckhead. Valet and self-parking are available. Call Tongue and Groove at 404.261.2325 and stay connected online at www.tandgonline.com, on Twitter at @TongueandGroove and on Facebook: The Original Tongue & Groove - Atlanta

The Georgia Theatre - Modern Skirts, Kishi Bashi and Yip Deceiver
December 31, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Join the Georgia Theatre for a special performance by Modern Skirts supported by Kishi Bashi and Yip Deceiver this New Year’s Eve beginning at 8 p.m. Born of four hopeful rednecks and numerous misconceptions, Athens, Georgia’s own Modern Skirts crept onto the scene in 2005 with its piano-laden debut record, Catalogue of Generous Men. The record was very well received, landing at #11 on Paste Magazine's “50 Best Albums of 2005”. Pop Matters also praised the debut for its “impeccably structured, gorgeous pop.” More recently, Grammahawk reintroduces Modern Skirts as a band honest to its musical tastes. These songs strut with a creepy swagger made from lost vintage beats, freaky found sounds, and booming drums. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the record, though, is its insight into Gulley’s dark, imaginative, and humorous brain. There is a gleeful and twisted pop evil afoot here, so be sure not to miss out on this special night of music as you ring in the New Year.

Located at 215 North Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30601, The Georgia Theatre is a prominent music venue in Athens, Georgia, located in an old cinema. Many prominent acts from the early music of Athens, Georgia performed at the Theatre, including a range of folk, popular and country acts. For more information, visit http://www.georgiatheatre.com/ or call (706) 850-7670

Eddie’s Attic - New Year’s Eve Bash featuring Michelle Malone Band and Gareth Asher
December 31, 2012 at 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Michelle Malone and her band will ring in the New Year at Eddie’s Attic once again with two back-to-back performances at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with special guest Gareth Asher. Armed with a bottleneck slide, harmonica, and her signature soul-filled vocals, Michelle Malone was born in the Deep South and grew up listening to her mother sing in the church choir every Sunday. When it came time to craft her own sound, she took those religious roots, and blended in enough rock, folk, and country-blues to satisfy. The result is, Debris, a high-spirited stripped down blend of rootsy acoustic slide, gritty electric blues and explosive vocals that harkens back to the lost recordings of Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams and The Rolling Stones. Seats are limited, so grab your ticket today by calling 404-377-4976 and for more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/500915319927810/

Eddie’s Attic is a popular and intimate live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters. Located at 515-B North McDonough St. 30030 in Decatur, Georgia, a small artist-friendly town within the metro Atlanta area – a cultural blend of Berkeley and Mayberry. A “listening room” with a superior sound system/acoustics, where customers are asked to silence cell phones and actually listen to the songs, has made the Attic’s music room a hit with music enthusiasts. Eddie’s Attic draws both fans and artists from all over the world, and continues to be one of the premier music venues in the South. On any given night, music lovers can hear talented performing songwriters and bands playing original music in an intimate setting. The Attic welcomes all varieties of original, live music and embraces the diversity that allows independent music to thrive. For more information, visit www.eddiesattic.com or call the box office at 404-377-4976.

The Albert – New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2012 – 11 a.m.

For the reveler that wants to skip the hotel parties and bid adieu wants to welcome 2013 like a local, The Albert will open its doors at 11 a.m. for all day party. With no cover, the night will consist of great friends, food and spirits in this favorite Inman Park.  Partiers are invited to bid adieu to 2102 with a complimentary champagne toast on the house.

Located at 918 Austin Avenue in Inman Park, The Albert offers classic American bar food with a charming twist. The Albert also features a full bar with a large selection of domestic, craft, and imported beer.  A comfortable and laid back neighborhood haunt, The Albert features a rustic meets modern interior designed to elicit feelings of relaxation, comfort, and lighthearted fun. For more information, visit www.thealbertatlanta.com or call 404-872-4990

Edgewood SpeakeasyInagural New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31, 2012 – 10 p.m.

Only 100 guests will have the opportunity ring in the New Year at Atlanta’s hottest speakeasy located in the historic Old Fourth Ward. With a DJ to set the soundtrack for the night and an open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., partiers will also be treated to a champagne toast and wood-fired pizza buffet beginning at midnight. There will even be a photo booth to document your final moments of 2012 and first memories of 2013, but of course, you have to find the Edgewood Speakeasy first. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $100 for VIP, which includes a premium bar and a bottle of champagne. Tickets are available at http://www.xorbia.com/e/speakeasy/nye2012/?referral=xorbiamain

Located on historic Edgewood Avenue and offering wood-fired pizzas using the freshest ingredients, Pizzeria Vesuvius houses one of Atlanta’s best-kept secrets behind its bookcase.  Discover a sultry speakeasy with delicious cocktails, craft beers, light snacks and more. Pizzeria Vesuvius and the Edgewood Speakeasy are located at 327 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312. Call 404- 343-4404 or visit www.facebook.com/edgewoodspeakeasy for more information.

Hudson North – Last Day Open / NYE Throwdown
December 31, 2012

After three successful months, Hudson North, the farm-to-tavern, pop-up restaurant located in Atlantic Station, will celebrate its last day in existence with a New Year’s Eve throwdown of monumental proportions. Its visionaries, Billy and Jenn Streck, are tight lipped about the affair, but promise an evening filled with surprises, libations, delicious fare and great friends. 

Hudson North is located in Atlantic Station at 264 19th Street, Suite 2140, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. Visit Hudson North online at www.hudson-north.com and stay connected via Twitter at @HudsonNorthAtl and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HudsonNorthATL.


Bone Lick BBQ – “The Day After the Debauchery” Southern Dining Experience
January 1, 2013 at 2 p.m.

As much as we would like to pretend we are always feeling spritely on New Year’s Day, many of us are nursing champagne hangovers while pondering what resolutions we will actually accomplish in the New Year.  For those of us who need a little luck to start off 2013 the right way, Bone Lick BBQ Kitchen and Bar-B-Cade is hosting “The Day After the Debauchery Good Luck Dinner” beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Featuring a special $18 menu of traditional southern fare, the superstitious and hungover alike are invited to enjoy four mouthwatering courses: House-cured tasso ham stuffed, bacon-wrapped smoked pork roast; pork braised collards; cast iron skillet cornbread with potlikker; and lucky dime black eyed peas.  An abbreviated menu will also be available. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited, so be sure to make your reservation by calling (404) 343-6574.

Bone Lick BBQ is the fourth offering from Georgiaville Food Company, a new restaurant group formed by Alex Friedman, Keiran Neely and Michael LaSage, owners of P’cheen International Pub, Pizzeria Vesuvius, and the Edgewood Speakeasy. It is located at 1133 Huff Road at Apex West Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia and is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Parking is available on the street and in a large parking deck accessible by an entrance located between Slice and Bone Lick BBQ.  For more information visit them online at www.Facebook.com/BoneLickBBQ.

D.B.A. Barbecue - New Year’s Day, Get Your Luck On 
January 1, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

There’s nothing like following up a late-night celebration with a delicious next-day spread to kick start your year. Starting at 11:30 a.m. on January 1, 2013, D.B.A. Barbecue will be dishing out “Fare for Good Fortune” with all the good luck grub you can handle, including collard greens and black eyed peas - the South’s traditionally acclaimed New Year's Day dishes. And, of course, no D.B.A. celebration would be complete without pork…lots of pork. Accompanying the traditional good luck fare will be a slew of piggy goodness, including pork belly, ribs, pulled pork, pork rinds, and bacon of the candied, smoked and fried variety. Once you have filled your belly with good fortune, wash it all down with $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas or a $12 mixed buckets of Abita brews as you cheer your favorite football team to victory.

With the primary goal of serving up the best authentic hickory smoked barbecue in Atlanta, D.B.A. is a favorite local haunt in the heart of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. D.B.A. offers an expansive barbecue menu with comfort food and eclectic options alike, this lunch, dinner and social destination has also become known for its distinctly southern cocktail menu. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information, please visit www.dbabarbecue.com or call 404.249.5000. 

The Albert - New Year’s Day
January 1, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Once you’ve recovered from the evening’s shenanigans, head to your favorite neighborhood pub, The Albert, for a little football and good fortune to kick off the New Year. Opening at 11 a.m., join the Albert family as they broadcast your favorite football games on one of several flat screens. Frosty beers and spirits, new winter cocktails and the full menu will be available along with a traditional southern “good luck plate” that is complete with collards greens and black eyed peas.

The Albert is located at 918 Austin Avenue in Inman Park. For more information, visit www.thealbertatlanta.com or call 404-872-4990.