Atlanta’s oldest city park comes to life each summer when the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival brings hundreds of artists and two full days of live music to this historic neighborhood. Presented by the Grant Park Conservancy, the festival also includes the new ticketed event Taquerias & Tequila, an award-winning Farmers Market, a 5K Run, plenty to eat and drink and fun activities for children. Festivalgoers can be green too by biking to the festival and taking advantage of the Bike Valet from Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
WHAT           

   The weekend of events kicks off with the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park on Saturdaymorning, allowing runners and walkers to enjoy the historic neighborhood on foot. The festival officially opens at 10 a.m. with tons of art, the Carla Smith Kids Zone, live music and food and beverage booths galore.


    Taquerias & Tequila launches at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival this year. This all-inclusive ticketed event held on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. features a South of the Border take on fare from several of Atlanta's favorite restaurants and chefs. Guests will enjoy tequila and beer sampling, mild to picante bites and get the chance to smack a piñata. The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is pleased to partner with the Georgia Restaurant Association on this event. Advance tickets start at $30 and are available at http://www.summershadefestival.org/.
 
    Sunday morning festivities start at 9:30 a.m. when the Grant Park Farmers Market opens, followed by festival hours beginning at 11 a.m. The al fresco party doesn’t stop until 7:30 p.m.
 
   The music line-up on two stages gets better every year. On schedule this year, attendees can enjoy performances from Michelle Malone, Andy Browne Troupe, The Whiskey Gentry, The Wheeler Boys, Frank Barham’s Brazilian Fusion and many more.

   From families looking for the next great puppet show to adults hoping to whoop it up one last time before fall begins, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival offers an ideal way to spend an entire weekend in the great outdoors. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for maintaining Atlanta’s oldest city park.   
 
WHEN               
Summer Shade Festival
Saturday, August 23: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, August 24:    11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park
Saturday, August 23: Registration at 7 a.m., Race begins at 8 a.m.
 
Taquerias & Tequila
Saturday, August 23: 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 24: 1 – 5 p.m.
 
Grant Park Farmers Market
Sunday, August 24: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE
Historic Grant Park
800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta 30312
or
Park Avenue/Berne Street intersection and the Boulevard parking lot
 
Parking lots are located on Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue. Street parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.
 
                        http://www.summershadefestival.org/
                        404-521-0938
TICKETS
The Summer Shade Festival is a free event. Some aspects may require the purchase of a ticket.
WHO 
    The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival supports the work of the Grant Park Conservancy. Grant Park – the city’s oldest public park – was initially established by a gift of 100 acres from the estate of railroad magnate Lemuel Pratt Grant in 1883. Grant Park was once referred to as a resort area due to its natural flowing springs, carriage trails, shaded walking paths and big beautiful trees. Today, Grant Park welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year who still enjoy it as a place of respite in a now busy city.
 
    The Grant Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of historic L.P. Grant Park. http://www.gpconservancy.org/ 
 
 
Nutella is bringing the “Spread the Happy” Truck Tour to Atlanta this week.  Think Nutella food truck!  It’s all in celebration of the brand’s “Spread the Happy” campaign and 50th anniversary celebration.  There will be complimentary samples of Nutella® paired with signature Georgia peaches, interactive games and Nutella branded gear giveaways! 
WHAT: 
Nutella is celebrating 50 years as The Original Hazelnut Spread this year with fans of the brand throughout the U.S. with the Nutella “Spread the Happy” Truck Tour.  From Friday, July 25th through Sunday, July 27th, local Atlanta fans will receive complimentary samples of Nutella®* paired with various foods, play interactive games, have the opportunity to show their love for Nutella on social media, and participate in Nutella branded gear giveaways*!  For the next six months, the Nutella brand will tour the country celebrating the happiness that Nutella brings with each bite.  The truck tour is an extension of Nutella’s latest  “Spread the Happy,” advertising campaign, which follows the journey of a single jar of Nutella as it is passed between breakfast tables, waffle trucks and offices of America, capturing a sense that there’s an endless chain of people who share a common love of Nutella.  For additional “Spread the Happy” Truck Tour dates and locations as well as delicious ways to enjoy Nutella, please visit the Nutella Tumblr page at NutellaUSA.Tumblr
WHEN:
Friday, July 25th through Sunday, July 27th
Friday, July 25th: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 26th: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 27th: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.   
WHERE:
Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Highway
*Available while supplies last
 
 
Sugo
10305 Medlock Bridge Rd
Johns Creek, GA 30097

 
 
It's hot Atlanta!  Why not let us do the cooking??
Sunday 
Sunday Brunch Buffet 11 am - 2:00 pm 

Start your week off right with a relaxing, family brunch 
featuring roasted sirloin, honey baked ham, spiced peel 'n eat shrimp,
made to order omelets, salads, sides and desserts!

Enjoy one kids brunch buffet free with each adult buffet purchase!

$7 Grey Goose Martinis at the bar all night
Early Bird Menu
- available seven days a week 5-6 pm -

We're talking grilled flat iron steak, salt crusted prime rib, 
pan seared North Georgia mountain trout, grilled North Atlantic salmon, 
crispy fried shrimp, tenderloin meatloaf and more.  
All specially priced to those who get in here early!

Monday

$7 Grey Goose Martinis - at the bar all night

Early Bird Menu offered 5-6 pm

Tuesday
$2 Bud, Bud Light & Miller Beers, bar only

Early Bird Menu offered 5-6 pm

Wednesday  
50% off all wines* - $75 and under
*Excludes sparkling wines  Offer not valid in combination with Early Bird Menu or with any other discount

Early Bird Menu offered 5-6 pm

Thursday
$7 Hangar One Martinis - at the bar all night

Early Bird Menu offered 5-6 pm

Friday
Early Bird Menu offered 5-6 pm

Saturday
Early Bird Menu offered 5-6 pm
 
 
2285 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta GA 30309
404-351-0870
 
 
 
 
Local Restaurants and Farmers Come Together To Celebrate Humane, Sustainable and Pasture-Raised Poultry
 
WHAT:      Over 40 Georgia-based chefs and award-winning restaurants are coming together to show their support for Pastured Poultry Week by featuring pastured poultry on their menu from several of the state’s best poultry farms.  Organized byCompassion in World Farming (CIWF), a global organization working to end factory farming, and Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP), the event aims to help promote and celebrate humane and sustainable pasture-raised poultry.
 
WHEN:      July 7 - 13, 2014
 
WHERE:     Participating restaurants in Atlanta include Bantam + BiddyNo. 246GunshowEmpire State SouthHoleman and FinchChick-a-BiddyThe OptimistAria and many more. Georgia poultry farms providing the chicken include Darby Farms in Good Hope; Grassroots Farm in Tattnall County; and White Oak Pastures in Bluffton. A complete list of restaurants is available at ciwf.com/ppw.
 
WHY:         "The goal is to help bring a focus to the many benefits of choosing pastured poultry, such as the high welfare of the chickens and the positive impact on both human health and the environment, not to mention its superior taste," says Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy.  Doty has helped organize the event since its inception and was an early pioneer of pastured poultry efforts in Georgia.   
 
For more pastured poultry facts, visit ciwf.com/ppw or contact Leah Garcés, Compassion in World Farming:404.313.7838,Leah.Garces@ciwf.org.

About Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) was founded over 40 years ago in 1967 by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of modern, intensive factory farming. Today, CIWF campaigns peacefully to end all cruel factory farming practices globally. CIWF believes that the biggest cause of animal cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – therefore, the organization only works on farm animal welfare.
 
About Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP)
Georgians for Pastured Poultry (GPP) is a Georgia-based alliance made up of a multi-stakeholder group including Chef Shaun Doty of Bantam + Biddy and Chick-a-biddy, Compassion in World FarmingSierra ClubGeorgia OrganicsGreenLawDarby FarmsGrassroots FarmsHeritage FarmWhite Oak Pastures and others. GPP’s goal is to make Georgia the leader in the production and consumption of pastured poultry.