Prepare for lots of traffic, road closures, and big crowds that will likely descend upon ATL to watch the newly crowned World Series champion Braves trek through the streets on Friday, November 5. The Major League Baseball association estimates as many as one million people could head into Atlanta or set up along the route leading to Truist Park in Cobb County for Friday’s World Series Braves parade. School has also been cancelled in the cities of Atlanta, Decatur, and Marietta and in DeKalb, Cobb, and Fulton counties. For those coming into the city to watch the parade, using MARTA is highly advised, just as with other large events like the Peachtree Road Race.
Set to kick off at noon, the parade begins in downtown Atlanta at Marietta and Peachtree streets near Centennial Park and travels north on Peachtree to 10th Street in Midtown past the Fox Theatre and restaurants like Krab Queenz, Hudson Grille, El Vinedo Local, Anh’s Kitchen, and the Vortex. All should be open and serving during the parade.
From there, the Braves will be escorted to the Connector and up I-75 to Riverwood Parkway in Cobb County, where basically a second parade takes place at 2 p.m. traveling up Cobb Parkway to Truist Park at Battery Atlanta. Restaurants and bars at the Battery will be open and serving throughout the day for folks who weren’t lucky enough to snag the free tickets to watch the World Series celebration continue inside the stadium, followed by a concert from Atlanta rappers Ludacris and Big Boi (of Outkast). [Official]
A Mad Hatter-themed pop-up bar lands in Vinings next spring
Running March 24 through May 19 next year, a Mad Hatter-themed pop-up bar takes over an undisclosed space in Vinings, just west of Atlanta. According to the press release, folks can build their own teapot cocktails by solving riddles whilst also playing croquet with flamingos, painting the roses red, and devouring “Eat Me” cake. Tickets are $40 per person for the Alice and Wonderland bar experience lasting just 90 minutes. [Official]
Fetch Dog Park and Bar sets December opening in Buckhead
A second location of Old Fourth Ward dog park and bar Fetch opens at luxe outdoor mall Buckhead Village District (formerly the Shops Buckhead Atlanta) in December. An exact date has yet to be released, but representatives say owner Stephen Ochs aims to open next month. Fetch-Buckhead will be laid out in much the same way as its Old Fourth Ward counterpart and include a large green space featuring mud-free turf, cooling stations throughout the dog park, shaded seating areas, outdoor televisions, and a full bar inside an Airstream camper serving beer, wine, cocktails, and coffee. [Official]
Papi’s Cuban Grill opens at Krog Street Market, followed by Indulge Popcorn November 19
Cuban restaurant stall Papi’s Cuban Grill is now open at Krog Street Market. The Tampa-based Cuban restaurant and sangria bar is next door to Soul: Food and Culture. Then, on November 19, Castleberry Hill-based Indulge Popcorn opens its second Atlanta location at the market, selling a variety of flavors and mixtures, including caramel and cheddar, white chocolate, vegan butter, and mix-and-match batches. [Official]