Zoo Atlanta to Hold It’s 4th Annual Two-Day Cultural Heritage Festival Featuring Dance, Music & Storytelling July 27th & 28th

Travel the globe at the fourth-annual Wild World Weekend, the signature two-day cultural heritage festival at Zoo Atlanta, this weekend, July 27th & 28th. The event will highlight the cultures and biodiversity of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and the Americas with live performances, demonstrations, family activities and more.

 

Saturday, July 27: Get into the spirit of Bollywood with Indian Fusion group Moksha Dance, and be transported to Indonesia through the dances of Sanggar Lestari. Watch the colorful authentic dances of Rosa Bulgaria Atlanta. See stories come to life with the music and movements of Alma Mexicana Atlanta, and enjoy the music makers, story weavers and dream keepers of Kuumba Storytellers. Experience the beauty of traditional Chinese ribbon dancing with Atlanta Historic Dance. Feel the island breeze with the melodic sounds of steel drum performers.

 

Sunday, July 28: Hear a collection of Chinese folk songs performed by Spring Music School. Enjoy an interactive Flamenco presentation with Calo Gitano Atlanta, and learn a few new steps with ¡Flamenco! Presented by Berdolé. Experience the excitement of traditional African dances with Giwayen Mata. Take a quick vacation to the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti with the vibrant Polynesian dances of Dawn Mahealani Douglas, and dance, sing, and clap along to the upbeat sounds of Mountain Top Polka Band. Listen to captivating tales from local storyteller Deborah Strahorn.

 

Saturday & Sunday: Create your own Origami and paper crafts with the experts from The Japan-American Society of Georgia. Romp with the Lion Dancers, learn Kung Fu, and enjoy special performances with Chien Hong School of Kung Fu.

Kid-friendly activity stations and crafts will be available on both days of the event. Check the Zoo Atlanta map for information on activities and locations. Wild World Weekend activities are free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3; free with general admission. Plan a visit at zooatlanta.org.

Everything Was Just Peachy | Atlanta PeachFest 2019 Recap

Yesterday was a most beautiful day in the peach state, as Atlanta was the location of the 3rd Annual PeachFest. The event was held downtown in the newly renovated Peachtree Center, where 65+ chefs, farmers, and bartenders joined to pay tribute to the almighty peach. Peachfest guest had the opportunity to sample the best peach inspired dishes and cocktails from some of Atlanta’s most well-known chefs and mixologist.

There were so many great bites and sips. Below are my personal favorites!

Biltong Bar – James Cramer

Smoked Peach Old Fashion

Alma Cocina – Chad Clevenger

Peach Ceviche

Bar Margo

Housed Smoked Ivory King Salmon Tostada

Peaches ín Escabeche, Peach Salt, Micro Cilantro

Rathbun’s Restaurant

Peach Cheesecake

S & J’s Woodfired Pizza

Jalapeño Peach Pizza

Bar Margo – Tokiwa Sears

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Thanks for the peaches Pearson Farms! 🍑🍑🍑🍑

Photos Courtesy of DMHPR

Pizza Rules Everything Around Me | Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria Brings Their Love of Music, Art and Pizza To Atlanta

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria ~ West Midtown Atlanta

In 2017, three college friends, Clint Gray, Derrick Moore and E.J. Reed, opened their first Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria in North Nashville. This past May, they brought their Pizza.Art.Music restaurant concept to Atlanta. It is quickly becoming Atlanta’s new favorite artisan pizza destination.

The Experience

Upon entering the West Midtown establishment, you are given your 3 step guide to the ultimate Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria experience. You start by ordering your pizza. There are two options, select one of their Signature Pizzas or Build Your Own. Pizzas come in two sizes, slim (10”) and husky (16”). All pizza dough and sauces are made daily from scratch in the restaurant. Signature pizzas are named after the founders’ favorite hip hop and r&b artist and songs. You’ll find the Cee No Green, Got 5 On It, The Smokin’ Herb, and the Red Light Special on the menu. Look out for their Signature Vegan Pizza, Nothin But A “V” Thing!

I ordered the California Love (Spinach Basil Pesto, S+H House Cheese Blend, Artichoke, Sliced Tomato Blend and Red Onion). I also opted to add shrimp to my pizza. As part of the Slim & Husky’s experience, your pizza is built right in front of you. After selecting all of your toppings, your pizza is placed in the oven to be baked to perfection.

Next, you pay for your food and select your beverage of choice. Slim & Husky’s offers a nice selection of local beers as well as an additional list of craft beers curated by craft beer blogger, Ale Sharpton. If you’re the mood for a refreshing cocktail, check their Ice Ice Babies. I tried the Tea Bozz, a very tasty tea lemonade and vodka frozen treat. Slim & Husky’s also has sweet tea and fountain drinks, including a selection from Stubborn Soda.

Slim & Husky’s
Tea Bozz {frozen tea lemonade and vodka}

You definitely don’t want to leave without ordering their amazingly delicious Cinnamon Rolls. There are 5 flavors to choose from that can be purchased at 2 for $5 or 6 for $12. I tasted all 5 flavors and enjoyed each one. You most definitely should try all 5 flavors! My favorite was the Ms. Berry. The Ms. Berry Cinnamon Roll was made with blueberry and a fresh lemon glaze. Delicious!!

Cinnamon Rolls

Shortly after ordering, your name will be called to pick your pizza up. Be sure to stop by The Drizzle Station to elevate your pizza a couple more notches. There are 6 housemade drizzles to choose from including Jalapeño Cilantro Ranch, Stone Ground Peach Mustard, and Chipotle Pineapple BBQ.

Drizzle Station

Now it’s time to sit and enjoy what’s been carefully prepared for you. My pizza was absolutely delicious! I believe a great pizza starts with a stellar crust. Slim & Husky’s got that right! Their crust is awesome and the sauce is very good! Love that spinach basil pesto! My pizza was perfectly baked and I enjoyed every bite of it.

Slim & Husky’s concept is inspired by Hip Hop and R&B culture, which you will not only see in the naming of menu items, but also in the decor. Murals and paintings beautifully grace their walls and bring you into the world of Slim + Husky’s.

Letitia enjoying her frozen cocktail.
Cool Mural located in the women’s restroom.

You will find ample seating inside the restaurant as well as on their outside patio. I loved how bright and lively it was. All that great natural light was perfect for taking pictures! The vibes were great and I can’t wait to go back! #PREAM

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

1016 Howell Mill Rd

Atlanta, GA 30318

www.slimandhuskys.com

Hours

Monday 11AM-10PM

Tuesday 11AM-10PM

Wednesday 11AM-10PM

Thursday 11AM-10PM

Friday 11AM-11PM

Saturday 11AM-11PM

Sunday 11AM-9PM

Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

581 Metropolitan Pkwy

Atlanta, GA 30310

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*Thanks Slim & Husky’s for hosting my family and I for an afternoon of amazing pizza. All opinions are that of my own.

Saturday 03.30.19

It’s a round 2 cup of coffee type of day.

Have an amazing Saturday!

In the Cup: Macchiato Latte 📍Sipp Coffee

T-shirt: Old Navy

Sweater: Forever 21

Wynwood Walls-Miami,Florida

In 2009, Wynwood Walls launched during Art Basel, by the late Tony Goldman. Goldman wanted to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood and visualized a uniquely curated art experience like no other. Since then Wynwood has grown into Miami’s only outdoor street art park, boasting more than 40 murals. It features some of the worlds most amazing artists and muralists across the globe.

Wynwood is located at 2520 NW Second Avenue, on the mainland side of the city, nestled between Little Havana and Downtown Miami. Giving new life to a once rundown neighborhood, this outdoor museum of street artist has become a must-see destination when in Miami. Wynwood Walls is free for the public to explore.

Pharrell Williams Announces His 3-Day Music Festival This Spring in Virginia Beach and the Lineup is Crazy!

Pharrell Williams is kicking off spring in the most awesome way possible with the launch of his 3-day festival, named Something in the Water. The festivities will take place Friday, April 26th thru Sunday, April 28th, 2019, in his hometown of Virginia Beach.

The lineup is pretty incredible with performances from Missy Elliott, Migos, Janelle Monet, SZA, Pusha T, Jhene Aiko, Jaden Smith, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Travis Scott, Dave Matthews Band, Dram, and so many more!

Tickets go on sale March 8, 2019 at 12PM EST. General Admission 3-day Passes are $150, while VIP passes are priced at $450. To purchase tickets visit the festival website!

The 19th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2019-Miami, Florida

And just like that, the 19th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival has come to an end. My last experience of attending the food festival was in 2013 and it was quite amazing. Six years later, I was so excited to be attending this ultimate foodie event. As expected, it did not disappoint.

I attended the Goya Grand Tasting Village on Sunday. The weather was perfect on Miami Beach to sip and nosh through those famous white tents. After checking in and picking up my festival glass & swag bag, it was time to enjoy the day.

Festival Squad!

The festival features “talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities. What’s better than a day of good food and an insane selection of cocktails, wine, and beer to wash it all down? It was a good day indeed.

My favorite bite of the festival goes to The Salty Donut with their insanely delicious donuts. I had their Maple Bacon and White Chocolate Tres Leche donuts. Best. Donut. Ever!!!!

The Salty Donut

Another cool part of the festival is all of the photo opps throughout the festival grounds. There were a lot!

The festival ended with a special performance from Atlanta’s own, Ludacris! He got the crowd dancing and singing along to some of his big hits like Move B$&ch, Yeah, and How Low.

If you’ve never been to The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, it should definitely be on your list.

Save the Date!

February 19-23, 2020

Miami, Florida