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Exclusive: The Painted Duck is set to open this week the Westside

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Duckpin bowling lanes at The Painted DuckPhotograph by Heidi Geldhauser/Our Labor of Love Owners Justin Amick and William StallworthPhotograph by Heidi Geldhauser/Our Labor of Love The Painted Pin founders Justin Amick and William Stallworth are at it again. Three years after launching their popular Buckhead boutique bowing alley, they’re opening a “distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling and gaming parlor” called the Painted Duck. While the exact day hasn’t been set, it is planned to open in the Stockyards complex on the Westside later this week, before the holidays. (We’ll update this story with an exact date as soon as it is ...

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Where to drink frozen cocktails in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The rosé-based frosé is the frozen cocktail of the summer./Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates/Drift Fish House.

There may be few things better than sipping a cool drink on a shady patio as Atlanta heads into the dog days of summer. Bartenders around the country have been breaking out the blender this season in favor of boozy slushies and frozen drinks. No, not those sugar-laden, store-bought mixers topped off with cheap booze and blended within an inch of their lives. (Re)consider the frozen cocktail at one of these six metro Atlanta bars who’ve given the maligned drink a much-needed update ...

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One legend, three equal parts: 5 negronis to sip in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

While the Italian Job from Grain is more an Americano riff, the 1860s classic aperitivo is said to have inspired the creation of the Negroni. Photo by Mia Yakel

The legend of the Negroni goes a little something like this: Around 1920, Count Camillo Negroni walked into a bar in Florence, Italy and ordered himself an Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth, soda). The Count must have been having a rough day. Instead of topping his cocktail with fizzy water, he requested something a little stronger. Gin. The equal parts, stirred classic of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth with a twist of ...

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Atlanta bartenders shake and stir for charity in all-female cocktail competition

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Speed Rack, the acclaimed all-female bartending competition, is coming to Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Speed Rack

Atlanta’s best bartenders are about to show up and show off in two cocktail competitions for charity this month. You get to cheer them on while sipping the fruits of their labors.

Speed Rack Southeast Regionals, Feb. 12, 3 p.m., $25
Sorry gentlemen, this competition is all about the ladies. For the first time in the event’s six-year history, Atlanta will play host to 23 of the region’s top female bartenders for Speed Rack’s southeast regional finals on Sunday, February 12. Ten of those ...

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Make merry with punch at these 5 Atlanta bars

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peach Zinger punch with prosecco and peach schnapps at Lure. Photo courtesy of Lure.

“You may talk of brisk Claret, sing Praises of Sherry, Speak well of old Hock, Mum, Cider and Perry; But you must drink Punch if you mean to be Merry.” – Songs of the Vine with a Medley for Maltworms

Drinking songs like the above have long been sung gathered around the flowing bowl to celebrate and eventually succumb to the heady charms of punch. These songs are a foreshadowing of what’s to come for those unaware of its gracious deceptiveness. For others, the songs are ...

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The world’s largest cocktail party just ended; here’s what you missed

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Over 20,000 bar professionals attend Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans each July.

Tales of the Cocktail, aka the world’s largest cocktail party, is a whirlwind of booze and blurred lines. This seven-day, choose-your-own cocktail adventure held each July in New Orleans is geared toward bar industry professionals and drinks enthusiasts and can range from learning sessions on the subtle nuances of vermouth to pool parties on the many rooftops of the hotels scattered around the city. It all culminates on Saturday evening with the annual Spirited Awards where the best in the business are honored.

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Where to drink like the pros during Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Empire State South is a popular cocktail destination for Atlanta’s beverage industry. Pictured is the cognac- and rye-based Two World Hero. Photo by Jonathan Aherin.

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival (AFWF) invades Midtown today and runs through June 5Now in its sixth year, the festival has become one of the city’s premier events, showcasing the South’s finest chefs, wine and spirits producers and artisan food makers.

Atlanta will have its fair share of industry talent at the festival teaching and preaching Southern culinary culture at classes, tasting tents, dinners and even at a temporary vineyard. ...

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Drink a Manhattan for free in Atlanta on Leap Day

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Manhattan Experience cocktail competition will be held Feb. 29 at 1Kept. Attendees can enjoy free cocktails and food while cheering on the city’s top bartenders. Photo by Gabi Porter.

Calling all Manhattan lovers. File this one under “best happy hour ever.”

If you love bourbon, leap years and Atlanta, head to 1Kept on Feb. 29 for drinks, bites and bartenders slinging riffs on the king of cocktails: the Manhattan. Yes, Atlanta cocktailians, Woodford Reserve and Liquor.com are back in the ‘A’ for this year’s installment of the “Manhattan Experience.”

The yearly cocktail competition challenges bartenders from around ...

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Let’s be frank: gourmet hot dogs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Photo credit: D.B.A. Barbecue

Photo credit: D.B.A. Barbecue

Today’s hot dogs have gone from classic to couture.  Whether wrapped in a waffle, topped with coleslaw and pimento cheese or served with pepper jelly, each flavorful frank takes a twist on an American favorite. At the five restaurants listed below, hot dogs are served haute.

The Painted Pin: Their tag line is “Come Play,” but this boutique bowling alley’s signature waffle dog, an update on the classic corn dog, beckons hot dog fans to come eat. This version features a petite beef frank wrapped in malted waffle batter and served with sweet soy aioli.

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