The second annual Atlanta Summer Wine Fest is Aug. 11 at City Winery in the Old Fourth Ward. There will be two sessions to choose from: noon to 4 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m. There will be more than 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music upstairs, DJ Q-tip downstairs, and City Winery will have food available for purchase. For tickets and information, visit

The 12th annual Ice Cream Social hosted by Slow Foods Atlanta will be held Aug. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in collaboration with the Pechtree Road Famer;s Market. The event will take place inside Child Hall at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Bring your own spoon! For tickets, visit

Tickets are on sale now for the 17th annual Taste of Atlanta on Oct. 19-21 at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The event features the best of local restaurants, craft beer, wine and more. Tickets range from $25 for daily general admission to $75 for VIP admission. Visit for details.

Wine Riot 2018 is set for Sept. 7-8 at The Fairmont event venue on the Westside. The event will include wine tastings, seminars, trivia and more. For tickets and details, visit

RFD Social

RFD Social is now open in the iconic tower space at Ponce City Market in the Old Fourth Ward. The three level space includes The Parlour, which features a bar and lounge with a 1920s speakeasy theme; The Roebuck Room, a 3,970-square-foot event space; and a “surprise space” on the 12th floor. For more, visit

Savi Provisions is officially open in downtown Decatur at 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. offering groceries, wine, beer, café and coffee bar. This location has more than 2,000 wines and beers to choose from as well as outdoor seating to enjoy your food. For more information, visit

Newk’s Eatery has opened its forth location at 1715 Howell Mill Road with a menu of toasted sandwiches, pizzas, salads, soups and more. See the menu at

Le Bilboquet at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

Pancake Social, a breakfast-focused eatery serving pancakes, coffee, and more, will open this winter at Ponce City Market. The 150-seat restaurant will offer both indoor and outdoor dining and will be located near the North Avenue entrance of Ponce City Market, next to Mountain High Outfitters and facing Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Old 4th Distillery has created limited edition bottles of gin in partnership with Atlanta United as a collector’s item for soccer fans. You can pick up a bottle now at Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits locations and other retailers coming soon. The Southern Dry Gin is distilled from organic Italian wheat and vapor infused with fresh botanicals. All of the additional ingredients are locally sourced starting with Juniper berries from Oakland Cemetery, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel, followed by cardamom, pink peppercorn, angelica root and coriander.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.