beATL is excited to invite you to its FIFTH edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 26th, 2019. Please read carefully all the below crusty information!
Put your dear self in your culinary gear and prepare some tasty homemade dish(es) – preferably with a Belgian taste – to share. We always have peers stressing about cooking so, don’t use it as an excuse: there are other ‘jobs’ available for you… We will have a sign-up sheet and each participating family must sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!
Remember it is a kids-free evening, with just adults. For obvious reasons.
Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited to 100 guests.
Details of the evening will be emailed to all registered beATL-members. If you didn’t get your invitation, contact your beATL Queen Patricia.
When: Saturday January 26th, 2019 at 5.30 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food). Festivity runs until 10.30 pm.
Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed ‘in’
Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, use the club house parking lot. In the event the lot is full, park on the same side of the street, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants. Carpool if possible.
RSVPis a must [space is limited, no exception] – deadline to pay your entry fee is Monday 22/01!
Fee: $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception]
Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration via Whoozin
NO CHILDREN, no exception – must be 21 or over.
Some important tips:
although the term “potluck” suggests a random assortment of dishes, the idea is to focus on Belgian (style) food
bring your dish ready-to-eat in a to-go container; we are in a Club House with no kitchen
bring a serving dish and serving utensils; again: we are in a Club House …
label your dish(es) if they cannot be traced back to you
all those who are gluten intolerant, food allergenic, vegans or have any kind dietary challenge(s) are requested to bring their own food to avoid any mishaps.
Party guests are expected to help with the clean up …
2019 promises a lot of beATL activities so be ready for a sparkling year. Mini committees are in place to offer you various events of which our most popular Potluck coming on Saturday January 26th (details & private RSVP’s coming soon)!
Our Belgian THIRSTday has been pushed back to Thursday January 10th, 2019 at the Painted Duck [976 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318]. Join us from 7 pm for some Belgian feather bowling, other social games alongside cocktails & modern bar food!
Join beATL at the newly renovated State Farm Arena on Wednesday, November 7th for a Belgian Community Night. Watch the Atlanta Hawks take on Belgian player, Frank Ntilikina**, and the New York Knicks. Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit that can be used at the brand new restaurants inside the arena.
You can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena through this link. I can certainly reach out to the Knicks and see if this is something Frank Ntilikina
The pre-game shoots should be around from 5:00-6:00 pm. You would get to sit in the lower level for that time frame. After that, you can always go near the Knicks tunnel and possibly get to say hi or see Frank Ntilikina if he is over there. beATL is working with the event coordinator to see if we could get some special beATL-time with Frank … Updates will be posted within this blogpost when available – check again later.
** Frank Ntilikina is a 6’5″ Belgian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks. He was selected by the Knicks as the eighth overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. Ntilikina plays both point guard and shooting guard positions.
When: November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm [pre-game shoots around from 5:00-6:00 pm]
Where: State Farm Arena | 1 Philips Dr NW , Atlanta, GA 30303
Tickets@ $26/person for beATL members[you can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena – deadline to purchase tickets November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm]
Hurricane Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast on Friday, especially for the Carolinas but also the Virginia…
Loads of people are currently fleeing the disaster to come and looking for a safe place to stay. Some are your fellow Belgian citizens …. If you are willing to open your house for those in need of a shelter, please contact the General Consulate of Atlanta. Here is their emergency number outside their opening hours: +1 404 271 96 69.
They already had a big party in Brussels, but Atlanta will also celebrate! beATL’s next THIRSTday – August 2nd, from 7 pm – will be exceptionally rebranded as the “World Cup After Party”! For the first time in history, our Red Devils became 3rd in a World Cup and we want to thank them you for:
Coming back from 0-2 against Japan
Defeating England…. Twice!
Giving us such nice soccer and suspense (maybe a little too much suspense?)
Uniting the Belgians and making us proud to be Belgian
Where is the party? Waar is da feestje? Où est la fête? At Fado Buckhead of course! The place where we watched all the games! As a thank you for being their favorite World Cup fans, Fado is offering free snacks, a $5.00 Duvel special and 20% off the food tab.
Let’s meet at Fado Buckhead one more time and celebrate our historic 3rd place win. Feel free to wear your colors! Let’s celebrate! We are Belgium!
Please RSVP as Fado needs to know the headcount for the snack platters.
Dress code: Wear your soccer shirts or the Belgian colors and bring your Red Devil attribute
Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8]. Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
We have only one National Day so join beATL for a lovely afternoon at the beach with your fellow compatriots on Sunday July 22nd from 12 to 6 pm.
beATLe Diane has reserved a covered pavilion at the Atlanta Yacht Club where we will have our National PicNic, rain or shine! There will be fun for the whole fam: you can hit the waves, play in the sand, compete in a game of volleyball or petanque, go kayaking or simply relax.
Please read carefully the Logistics, especially the waiver … and be courteous: use our RSVPsystem even if you are not joining us… If you didn’t get a RSVP invitation via email through Whoozin, contact me so I can add you to our emailing/RSVP list.
WAIVER: beATL and the Atlanta Yacht Club will not be responsible for in any and all activities associated with the event. Your family and guests are your sole responsibility and your participation is voluntary. So no claim for any injury, accident, illness, loss, liability, damage, claim or cost, including actual attorney fees and costs that may arise from or in any way be in connection with the activities of beATL’s and the use of the property and facilities of Atlanta Yacht Club. There is no lifeguard on duty!
When: Sunday July 22nd from 12 to 6 pm – gates won’t open before 12 pm! Drive slowly towards the gates for access.
Where: Atlanta Yacht Club | 7120 Yacht Club Dr, Acworth, GA 30102 – Directions. Be aware of road works populating I-75…
Parking: Parking is available on the grass around and in front of the Club House. Park sensibly to leave enough space for others and do not block any boats! For your convenience, you can drop off your material and attributes at the pavilion upon arrival.