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All-Star Bartender Lineup Set to Sling Drinks at Miracle Atlanta

Miracle on Highland partners with Giving Kitchen for an evening of charitable holiday drinks from Atlanta’s best bartenders

Miracle Bar Atlanta
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

In the spirit of giving this season, Miracle on Highland is partnering with Giving Kitchen (GK) — an Atlanta-based charity providing crisis funding for restaurant industry workers — on Tuesday, December 11 for an evening of holiday cocktails, festive fun, and an all-star lineup of Atlanta’s best bartenders. The night kicks off at 5 p.m. upstairs at the Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish in Inman Park.

For those who’ve tried (and ultimately failed) to get into Miracle bar over the years due to long lines, purchasing a $20 ticket for the 150-seat event not only guarantees entrance, but a few perks — including a plate of food and that all-important first drink. 100 percent of the ticket price, plus 10 percent of any additional food or drinks purchased, go to benefit the Giving Kitchen.

Greg Best of Ticonderoga Club, Kellie Thorn and Dylan Hammer of Empire State South, Navarro Carr of the Sound Table, Keyatta Mincey (formerly of 5Church), Jeff Stockton of Golden Eagle, and David Chapman of Kimball House are set to sling drinks served in Santa mugs and holiday-adorned rocks glasses throughout the evening. Drinks include those listed on Miracle’s menu — like the ode to “Die Hard” Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! made with two kinds of rum, cachaça, and marshmallow orgeat — as well as the bartenders’ own holiday concoctions.

Most of the cocktails from last year’s Miracle menu have returned for 2018
Ryan Fleisher

Giving Kitchen was formed following the death of chef Ryan Hidinger in 2014 from late-stage cancer to support people working in the hospitality industry who may find themselves facing unexpected hardships, such as an illness or accident, which leaves them unable to work. Restaurants are often unable to provide proper healthcare coverage and other benefits to their employees due to cost factors.

GK executive director Bryan Schroeder told Eater Atlanta in August, the non-profit’s ultimate goal is to be a national charitable organization. GK, which currently serves around 65 percent of Georgia’s restaurant workforce, is working toward serving the entire state by the end of 2019.

Tuesday, December 11 from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Ticket guarantees entrance, the first drink, and a small plate of food.

Ticonderoga Club

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 458-4534 Visit Website

the Sound Table

483 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 835-2534 Visit Website


1197 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30361

Golden Eagle

904 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 963-1703 Visit Website

Kimball House

303 East Howard Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 378-3502 Visit Website

The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at PARISH

240 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 681-4434 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website