June 2018 Around Town

TAP Appoints Matt Weinstein as the New Executive Chef

Concentrics Restaurants, a favorite Atlanta-based restaurant operating group boasting dynamic concepts across the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of chef Matt Weinstein as executive chef of TAP, located in the heart of Midtown. Matt, one of Atlanta’s top culinary talents, offers intuitive modern cuisine inspired by global flavors and locally sourced ingredients at the Midtown staple.


He brings years of experience working alongside top-rated chefs, as well as expert techniques, contemporary insights and new energy to the staple Atlanta dining destination. He is committed to serving high-quality dishes, refining TAP’s classic offerings, while maintaining the ideals of the long-standing Atlanta eatery.


Photo by Jessica Walton

Head to Atlanta Botanical Garden for Return of “Imaginary Worlds”

“Imaginary Worlds” returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden with a menagerie of all-new giant living plant sculptures sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey.


Presented through October 28, the exhibition features steel sculptural forms covered in soil and sphagnum moss, and planted with thousands of meticulously groomed plants, staged in 14 installations. At the Midtown garden, look for a giant phoenix looming over the Alston Overlook, a mermaid lounging in Howell Fountain, a massive dragon and sleeping princess near the Great Lawn, a prancing peacock inside the Fuqua Orchid Center, and three towering camels lumbering through the Skyline Garden.


At the Gainesville garden, the landscape will be adorned with a variety of characters, including a friendly ogre, panda bears and frolicking frogs. This all-new cast of characters joins the gardens’ permanent sculptures, Earth Goddess, Shaggy Dog and Frogs, which are legacies from the original exhibition in 2013 and 2014.


In Atlanta, the exhibition can be enjoyed on Thursday evenings during Cocktails in the Garden, featuring specialty drinks, live entertainment, games and crafts from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


For ticket information and more details, visit AtlantaBG.org.