Back in February, our Food Intern Kelsey Clodfelter posted this story about Valentine's Day noms, and of course Oysters played a main role in many of the menus. Thankfully, those slimy suckers aren't strictly used for wooing your sweetheart in the middle of February.
The folks at Park Tavern are hosting the Oyster Crawfish Festival for the 9th time on Saturday, March 31. They plan on having over ten thousand pounds of crawfish (which I find just really cute, is that weird?) alongside every incarnation of the oyster you could imagine. You can even get a basket of fried shrimp and oysters: a veritable oceanic mélange of flavors.
To top it off, they are going to have musical performances by a smattering of people with names as sexy as those little bivalve mollusks, too. Cowboy Mouth, Heavy Mojo, The Soulphonics, Ruby Velle, and The Squirrelheads will all be providing outstanding musical ambiance as you suck down those crawdads and slurp up those oysters. (Ok, maybe squirrels aren't exactly sexy...or the word slurp).
AND THE ALCOHOL. Gosh guys how could I forget. They are going to have a 16-foot "ultimate" Bloody Mary Bar complete with Smirnoff and all the fixin's, plus brews from Abita, Heineken, and that drink of interesting people, Dos Equis.
Obvs you gotta be 21 to go, and the party starts at 2. Also, the tickets are only $15, which is redonk.
Thanks to @atla_twopcharts, we learned that on this day two years ago, the handle @cl_atlfreestuff was born. So obvi, we should have a Twitter party, right? Exactly. Here's what we're gonna do - if you don't already follow @cl_atlfreestuff do it now and tell your friends! Once we reach 4,000 followers, we'll select one rando follower to get tickets to the SOLD OUT Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on April 10 at Gwinnett Arena.
This Saturday, the drinks will be poured and celebratory music played by CL's favorite, Yacht Rock Schooner. In addition to playing their normal beloved set, Yacht Rock will be playing an ode in special tribute to that ubiquitous and magnanimous Irish behemoth, U2.
YOU GUYS - and I'm not just talking to you, people with man parts. I'm talking to you ladies, too - UFC 145 is coming to Philips Arena on April 21.
A trip to any museum can harken memories of field trips as a child, or perhaps nightmares for adults with those small children. In either case, there is the inevitable question: will this be something I can geek out over, or something to keep in mind when I'm trying to sleep?
The Fernbank's newest exhibit, "Wildlife Rescue," is most definitely not the latter, but not for reasons you may assume. The exhibit is entirely interactive and comes with that brand new museum smell, which is always great. The interactive element is very cool, as it allows you to experience the exhibit in any way you want, unlike in the good old days when a semi-knowledgeable volunteer may make or break your time there. However, there seems to be a giant disconnect throughout the exhibit.
We're all moved in to our new digs, which just so happen to include a 200-person-capacity event space! We'll host CL events such as town hall-style forums as well as private events — everything from birthday parties to meet-and-greets.
Photos will come soon, after we've cleaned up a bit more. But we can tell you that it's got a full kitchen, a bar, and a wonderful view of the Atlantic Station courtyard.
So, now, we need your help. Send me your suggestions on what we should name the space by Friday, Jan. 20, for a chance to win $25! What's better than cash money? (Maybe getting a sneak peak of the space, which we'd be happy to arrange if you win ... nah, money is probably better, although I promise the space is awesome!)
Hey, CL fans and friends! We've moved to our new offices at Atlantic Station. That's right — a new office just in time for the new year!
Our address is now 231 18th St., Suite 8150, Atlanta, GA 30363.
Our phone number is still the same: 404-688-5623.
We'll have details about our housewarming party coming soon, so stay tuned!
The main event of the evening is Spread Love’s annual “Felabration”, the largest annual U.S. event paying tribute to, Fela Kuti.
Spread Love’s benefit for ACFB will bring together visual artists, photographers, spoken-word artists, and nine of Atlanta’s most renowned deejays: DJ Kemit, Jamal Ahmad (WCLK), DJ Doc (Superfriends), Cha-Cha Jones (The Urban Legend DJ's), DJ Ausar (WRFG), Mafioso (45 Kings), Majestik (MJQ), Ramon Rawsoul (House In The Park), and Salah Ananse (Afrique Electrique/Sunday School).
Yes! Now you can work off that half pound of dressing and support an amazing cause, all in one night!
Saturday November 26, 2011 (10 p.m. - 2 a.m.)
595 North Event Venue and Lounge
595 North Ave, NW, Atlanta GA 30318
$5 with a food or supply donation* before 11 pm
$10 with a food or supply donation* after 11 pm
$15 without a food or supply donation all night
**Bring your whole pantry if you want! We won’t judge you!**