I visited Ziba’s Restaurant & Wine Bar on a Friday evening to partake in happy hour libation specials. Ziba’s was the gracious host to a Michigan State University Black Alumni – ATL Chapter, happy hour gathering. Marcie, the owner, has a great personality and is very welcoming. Marcie also bleeds Green and White as a MSU Spartan should. All alumni things aside, Marcie runs a great establishment. When visiting a smaller neighborhood restaurant & bars I think it is great to actually have the opprotunity to speak with the owner and get an understanding of their restaurant goals and hopes for the business.
The wine bar offered a nice selection of drinks and small plates in an intimate setting. The exposed brick walls and plush couch seating along the right side of the restaurant gave the atmosphere a cozy vibe. The left side offered small dining table to seat parties of up to 6. The venue has tin printed ceilings and crystal chandeliers that create an unexpected elegance. At first glance the restaurant and bar seem small but once you notice the patio dining area, and the side room dining area you realize that it is designed for larger capacity.
Popular dishes at the restaurant included the Crab Cake which is very reasonably priced during happy hour and garnished with a tasty crisp corn relish. A drink favorite was the Southern Harvest which connects us all to our beloved state of Georgia. The Southern Harvest is a mix of fresh lemons, peach nectar and Bourbon. It is a strong drink, yet refreshing.
Ziba’s Restaurant & Wine Bar is located in the Grant Park neighborhood. Grant Park is a gem in Atlanta. The area consists of charming homes from previous decades that have been restored and contemporary structures that add to the eclectic makeup of local home owners in the area. This place is definitely worth your happy hour time!
Happy Hour Epicure hosted a “Meet & Greet” Networking event at
Buckhead Bottle Bar & Bistro on August 1, 2012.
Almost 50 professionals from the local Metro Atlanta area came out to enjoy engaging conversations over cocktails. This was the first happy hour event that I’ve hosted since starting this blog. I was very impressed with the turn out and the participants from a wide range of various professions. Everyone showed up looking fabulous and were very friendly, welcoming and looking to socialize. Not one person left without making several new associates, having a pocket full of business cards and hopes for the next happy hour event.
BBB is not your typical dive bar. It offers a spacious layout and an awesome view of bottles. The bottle decor of this restaurant/bar is more than eye-catching, it’s thrilling!
Bottles around the venue are artistically placed and lit with multicolored lights. There is a glowing bar that offers an energetic vibe strategically placed in front of a very well stocked bar. Looking for atmosphere? Buckhead Bottle Bar has it!
Did I mention the great happy hour specials offered at Buckhead Bottle Bar? There are several items to munch on for $5 and under! The lollipop wings and slider sandwiches were a huge hit with this crowd. Drink specials include beer drafts, martinis and wines all for $7 and under. This is the perfect definition of happy hour.
I bet you’re wondering, “When is the next happy hour social and how can I participate?” Well don’t you worry the next event is coming soon and I would love to see you there! For information on Atlanta Happy Hour events or to book us at your location contact me at ATLepicure@gmail.com. Say hello to the happy hour movement!
Photography provided by Jason Neil of Jay|Ography Photos
I don’t even know what that means….
No one knows what it means, but it’s PROVOCATIVE!
No it’s not, it’s gross.
It gets the people GOING!!!
This quote was made famous by the movie Blades of Glory and infamized by Jay-Z & Kanye. Yet, it has so much meaning in everyday life and to this very post. Epicure isn’t a word that is oftentimes used in daily vocabulary nor is it used when your trying to “sound smart”. So lets start by defining the word then explaining what this blog is all about…..
1.) one with sensitive and discriminating tastes in food and wine
2.) a person devoted to sensuous pleasure and luxurious living
Did I just define a total snob? Well, let this snob package up the gift for you and put a bow on it. The Atlanta scene is sadly missing a “go-to” source for informative insight on where to let your hair down weekdays after 5 o’clock. This blog is the cure (epicure) of information and even hosts monthly events for those looking to network during happy hour. Now that you know the provocative meaning of Happy Hour Epicure attend group events, join in on the discussion and use this blog as your proverbial dictionary.
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Happy Hour Epicure…. The movement starts now! 🙂