Last week we told you all about what H&F Bread Co. is baking up for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities and how to order them to make your festive day a little more relaxing. Now, Buckhead Bread Company & Corner Café has joined in on the holiday made-to-order fun and sent us over their list of St. Patrick’s Day specialty items.
Perfect for a family, friends or worth gathering their menu includes:
- Irish Soda Bread ($6.95)
- St. Paddy’s Day Cut-out Cookies with icing and sprinkles ($2.00)
- Bailey’s Irish Cream Cupcakes ($2.50)
- Meringue Cookies with green sanding sugar (small meringue cookies are $.65 and large cookies are $.95.)
A limited selection of bakery products are available today and all items will be available starting Wednesday, March 12. The entire St. Patrick’s day order form can be viewed here. Items can be pre-ordered or purchased on a first-come, first-served basis through Monday, March 17.
When you stop in to pick up your order, make sure you make time to try Chef Brendan’s Scratch Corned Beef Hash and Farm Poached Eggs. This entrée is served with Hollandaise Sauce and Country Italian Toast and is perfect for starting your day the Irish way!
photos courtesy of Buckhead Bread Company & Corner Café
Atlanta’s hottest meat-centric festival happens in just a few weeks and now you can get your share of fare for 10% less thanks to this handy little coupon code they sent over. Use code oink when you buy your tickets to save 10% off your total purchase though March 22. Click here to get the full scoop on all the festival info and here to get the link to buy your tickets. Remember, the proceeds from the festival benefit Dad’s Garage, a local theatre in need of a new home.
This weekend Ryder Woods is turning three and having his birthday party at the Southeastern Railways Museum. Instead of gifts for the birthday boy, guests at his party are being asked to bring donations of pet food, blankets, toys and other animal necessities for donation to the Humane Society of Forsyth County, Georgia. Here’s where it gets interesting.
Museum Administrator Randy Pirkle, moved by the generosity of the Woods family decided, ““Any visitor to the Museum that day who brings a donation for the shelter will get a free ride on the park train.”
Visitors will still need to pay admission to enter the Museum, but those who bring a shelter donation will receive a FREE ticket to ride the Museum’s popular park train, normally $2 per person. Donations should be items from the shelter’s Wish List, available on their website at forsythpets.org.
Ryder’s party is scheduled for this Saturday, March 15, and the FREE ride offer will be in effect only on that day. The Woods family will collect the donations at the end of the day and deliver them to the shelter.
photo courtesy of the Humane Society of Forsyth County
A new Spring edition of the Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Run Like Hell race is coming this April and we want you to run like hell for FREE! The Pushing Up Daisies 5K will be run through Grant Park and finish at Oakland Cemetery on April 12.
Want to win one of the two entries we have to give away? Simply enter using the form below then check below the form for additional ways to get entered to win.
- To receive one (1) extra entry in the contest, LIKE the Facebook status publicizing this giveaway.
- To receive five (5) extra entries in the contest, comment below the Facebook status publicizing this giveaway stating, “I’m entered to win. [insert friend's name here] are you entered?” Where [insert friend's name here] appears in the message, you must tag a Facebook friend of yours, replacing the bracketed message.
- To receive three (3) extra entries in the contest, tweet this message: *GIVEAWAY* Win an entry into @OaklandCemetery’s #PushingUpDaisies 5K http://wp.me/p4ftQi-mz via @OccupyMyFamily
Fine Print: Contest starts at 8:00 PM on Monday, March 10, 2014 and ends at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 11. Winners will be announced via social media on Tuesday, March 11. Winners much claim their prize by Thursday, March 13 at 8:00 PM or prize will be considered forfeited.
Last week, news broke about the newest tenants announced for Atlanta’s Ponce City Market. Just in case you don’t prolifically follow restaurant openings, real estate development, Atlanta history and ITP business news, here’s a little background what Ponce City Market is:
- Ponce City Market is… a 2,100,000 square foot historic building better known as the historic Sears, Roebuck & Company building for 61 years and then as the crumbling and infested City Hall East. In total, the lot is 16 acres which is being developed into 330,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 475,000 square feet of office space and 259 residential flats.
- Ponce City Market is… located, according to Wikipedia, “where the Atlanta BeltLine crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward where that neighborhood touches the Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland and Midtown neighborhoods.” For those without an embedded Garmin, that means it’s a few blocks south of the southeasternmost corner of Piedmont Park as you travel east out of the heart of Atlanta on Ponce de Leon Avenue before you get to Freedom Parkway.
- Ponce City Market is… built on the site of the former Ponce de Leon Springs, natural springs that were an mid-19th Century day trip destination for Atlantans. In 1903 the area was turned into an amusement park but by 1924 the park was dismantled and the Sears, Roebuck & Company Building (seen to the right in 1936) was built then opened on the site two years later.
- Ponce City Market is… being built and developed by Jamestown, a real estate investment and management company that has a track record all over the Americas with projects in Atlanta including the Artmore Hotel, Shops at Metropolis and Westside Provisions District.
- Ponce City Market is… promising to be green. The development is pursuing a LEED Core & Shell Silver certification by, “installing water efficient fixtures and landscaping, reclaiming rain water and other building-generated water, and using the latest in LED lighting and efficient HVAC systems in the base building.” All tenants are will be encouraged to seek LEED Commercial Interior (LEED CI) certifications.
Want to learn more? You can follow the progress of Ponce City Market via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. They also have a unique tour of the site via 360º photography and video here. We also recommend exploring their blog.
rendering courtesy of Ponce City Market
picture courtesy of the US National Archives
This year, the inside the park outdoor dining destination will feature a new customized sandwich menu including select-your-own protein options and having your sandwich prepared in of 5 different suggested styles including The Googie Classic with American Cheese and their signature sauce, The HOT-Lanta piled high with hand-cut fries, cherry peppers and Sriracha-Ranch sauce or Blackened with garlic aioli and fried jalapeños.
Of course you’ll still be able to nosh on Googie classics like fried pickle and adults will be able to order a boozy milkshake or craft beer to sip while they stroll through the sunshine.
Googie Burger is located at Centennial Olympic Park at Andrew Young International Blvd and Marietta Street and open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Get your running shoes, costume and picnic basket ready! Run Like Hell is back, has moved to the Spring and become a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier called Pushing Up Daisies. Also new this year are electronic timing chips providing racers with results even quicker than in years past.
Back again are the 5K and 1K options which will take place among the blossom lined paths of Oakland Cemetery and the surrounding Grant Park area along the route mapped here. As always, awards will be given for best times by age group, and for best costumes – this year featuring an additional category for best “Easter” bonnet!
After the race, participants, their families and friends are invited to stay and picnic on the grounds of Oakland. There will be a convenient picnic basket/cooler check provided for race participants.
Also, use your race bib to gain FREE access to one of Oakland’s weekend tours following from April 12- May 11. You’ll be able to choose from one of the four regularly scheduled weekend tours which begin at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.