Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/24/23


Authentic Dishes, Creative Cocktails and Live Entertainment Mark the Festive Holiday on May 5

Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday celebrated on May 5 every year to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Atlanta, many restaurants and bars offer specials and celebrations to mark the occasion. From authentic Mexican cuisine to creative cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Whether looking to indulge in a delicious margarita or try some spicy salsa, Atlanta’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations are not to be missed.

For the most happening fiesta in Buckhead, guests can head to Chido & Padre’s. The lively eatery will open at 2 p.m. on May 5 and stay open late serving its menu of authentic Mexican dishes along with drink features. A DJ amps up the fun from 6-10 p.m. Make reservations online.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern at Halcyon in Alpharetta is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a party at its patio bar. Starting at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, guests will enjoy festive dancing to the Latin seven-piece band “Catalina Sabrosa” and margaritas and taco specials. HOBNOB’s other locations—Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Atlantic Station—also are celebrating the day with live entertainment and drink specials. Reservations can be made online.

Rreal Tacos—with locations in Midtown, West Midtown, Chamblee, and Sandy Springs—offers the authentic taste of Mexican street food along with a selection of more than 200 tequilas and over 100 mezcals. Guests can start the dining experience with seasoned elote, and for the main course choose from the variety of tacos topped with fresh meats or quesadillas created with ingredients sourced from Mexico. While the meal is being prepared, Rreal Tacos spices up the fiesta with a selection of handcrafted margaritas or other cocktails. Reservations can be made online.

For those who keep glasses raised, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina celebrates for five days with Cinco Days of Cinco. From May 3-7, all locations are offering $7 El Jimador margaritas and 32-ounce Dos Equis drafts for $7.  Guests can take the fiesta home with to-go orders placed online.

Cinco de Mayo Festival at Eclipse di Luna

Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Indulge in a taco station, delicious drink specials from multiple bars and Mexican souvenir giveaways at Eclipse di Luna’s Cinco de Mayo festival! Several DJs will be spinning energetic tunes from 1 p.m. until 2 a.m. along with live music performed by a local band from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at HOBNOB

Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab your crew and head over to HOBNOB’s Cinco de Mayo party! Guests can take advantage of the flavorful taco and margarita specials on the patio bar. Dance the night away to Catalina Sabrosa, a live Latin seven-piece band. Reservations are encouraged, but are not required. There will be no cover fee for entrance. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at CT Cantina & Taqueria

Friday, May 5 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Join CT Cantina & Taqueria for the third annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival! Enjoy delicious premium margaritas, CT’s classic menu items, hot dogs from The Original Hot Dog Factory and tunes spun by DJ The Black Amigo. Bring the little ones for exciting entertainment and activities, including thrilling stilt walkers, talented jugglers, balloon twisters, fire baton twirlers and face painting. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Friday, May 5: CINCO DE DRINKO
Located at Azotea Cantina | 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Azotea Cantina! Enjoy $9 House Margaritas, $7 Tequila shots, a live DJ and more! Guests can even enter to win a Caribbean Cruise trip for TWO! Click here for more info.

Fri., May 5 – Humble Pie Cinco de Mayo Specials

Humble Pie is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials in addition to their regular menu. Guests can enjoy classic and flavored margaritas – think mango, watermelon, prickly pear and more – a tequila old fashioned and a Palomate with Camarena Reposado, coconut liqueur, grapefruit, sage, agave & ginger beer along with the following savory dishes and desserts.

  • Humble Papas Bravas – fries, chipotle crema, cotija, paprika salt
  • Spicy Short Rib Torta Sandwich – black beans, pickled jalapeño, avocado, LTO
  • Street Corn Pizza – mozzarella, cotija, jalapeño, lime crema
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churros with spiced chocolate dipping sauce
  • Coconut Tres Leches Cake with passion fruit & lime meringue

Mango Tequila Paleta Popsicle with tajin spice

Fri., May 5 – H+H Cinco de Mayo

The Inman Park restaurant and bar will be pouring tequila and mezcal margaritas, Lunazul shorties and Tecate to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/24/23

The Arts First Friday

May 5 at Underground Atlanta

The #1 Music, Food & Arts event in Atlanta is back every First Friday from 9pm – Until 4am. Last event was incredible, and we are doing it even bigger this time!


Come to the biggest Music & Arts Festival in Atlanta and enjoy a fun-filled night with fine arts, live music, poetry, film, fashion, delicious food, drinks, and performances.

Featuring some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs & artists, grab some delicious food/drinks, listen to live music and dance the night away.

Our meticulously curated selection of artists will also showcase their work in various media, including film, fashion, poetry, paintings, photography & sculpture and more to create a truly immersive multimedia experience.

*Tickets are going fast. Get yours now to guarantee admission. Early arrival is suggested. *

Tickets run $0-$25. Info here.


RNB Soulfest – Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14

Piedmont Park, noon to 11pm

Our souls need healing after these past few years, we’ve lost loved ones and lost hope. What better way to heal the soul then a safe space with good Soul and RnB music. A event with good food, music, wellness and healing vendors, games and more. Come join us for Atlanta’s R&B and Soul Picnic in the heart of the city at Piedmont Park Midtown. We will be playing the best of Classic and New R&b and Soul Music Bring your own cooler (No Glass). This event will be from noon untill 11pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets range from $25 and GA to $365 for groups. Cooler passes are $100 for food and non-alcholic beverages.

All ticket information here.


Wednesday Winddown at Underground Atlanta

Every Wednesday 5 pm to 9 pm

Savor delicious bites, sip on your favorite drinks, and dance to the soulful beats of the greatest R&B and soul hits. 

With live performances, comedic acts, and exciting games, this is the perfect way to beat the midweek blues. Hear mixes from Dj Chigga, Dj weez and more. 

Don’t miss this chance to unwind and have a blast. Wind Down Wednesday is the perfect way to beat the midweek blues, make memories with friends, and have a night to remember. 

Grab your tickets now and get ready to dance the night away with friends! 

Tickets here and are $0 to $250.



Friday, June 9- Sunday, June 11

On June 9 – 11, 2023, The Uptown Car Club and our partners at Sharpe Creative and Paid In Full will kick off three days of events celebrating the culture created by Hip-Hop’s original generation around our love of cars, music and fellowship. We are extending a national invitation, not just to other car clubs, but to all those who are looking to share an elevated experiences around like minded individuals. After 3 years curating events in Atlanta, the Uptown Car Club has curated a line-up of events that is sure to create lasting bonds and memories.






Tickets run $15-$1200 and info here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/24/23

FreakNik® to Partner With MetaWorks Platforms and MusicFX for Live Event

“FreakNik: The Wildest Party Never Told” Documentary to Be Aired on Hulu

FreakNik®, Atlanta’s legendary Spring Break celebration that gained popularity throughout the ’80s and ’90s, has seen a recent flurry of press surrounding an original documentary by Hulu entitled “FreakNik: The Wildest Party Never Told.” The celebrated albeit notorious event has seen a resurgence after 20 years as Atlanta-based promotional company After 9 Partners brought it back to life in 2019 as a celebration of the FreakNik® of the 90s and has continued to stoke the public’s interest through a series of community events and concerts.

Due to the pandemic, 2020 saw FreakNik Festival partner with City of South Fulton Mayor khalid, for a historic March on Old National, in response to the Black Lives Movement called “Black Fathers are D.O.P.E.” or Dad’s Overcoming Pressure Everyday. The following year with pandemic restrictions pealing back, FreakNik® Festival returned as a free outdoor community event with over 6000 patrons and a concert with 4000 patrons.

And in 2022, FreakNik® Festival partnered with 21 Savage to co-produce his star-studded FreakNik® Birthday celebration, where Drake joined him to host with other notable celebrities such as Lizzo, Teyana Taylor, and political wonks Stacey Abrams and Mayor khalid in attendance.

For 2023, After 9 Partners’ FreakNik® Trademark has partnered with  MetaWorks Platforms Inc., an award-winning, full-service Web3 blockchain platform provider, and MusicFX– its NFT, wallet, and ticketing platform partner to produce a live festival as a preview to future events under the FreakNik® brand and to capture content for the forthcoming documentary.  

Created to radically improve the connection between musicians and their fans, MusicFX meshes perfectly with the positive works of FreakNik® and its fans. Attendees can expect live music, interactive artist activations, vendors, and more through its event partnerships, including GA Followers and Cassie Cope Consulting. Hosted at BonFire ATL, located at 1036 White Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30316, on Sunday, May 7th, from 3 to 8 p.m., tickets for the limited-capacity event will go on sale Friday, April 21st. A special after-party event will be announced in the coming days. Tickets are available online at FreakNik® is a 21+ event.

This live event will be co-produced by M.W.P.E.G. Entertainment Group led by Michael Williams, an Emmy-nominated Super Bowl production company, alongside BonFire ATL, a black-owned Atlanta-based event facility and promotional company, owned by Amichi Bertrand, Brian Wynder, and Terry Skywalker. 

Visit for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Instagram at @FreakNikFestival and Facebook at FreakNik® is produced by After 9 Partners.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/23

With Brookhaven Locals:  

Lauren Loden, Steve Shaw, Len Brown, Bryan Dyker Brown, Sally W. Eppstein,  

and 25 More Artists. 

April 27 – May 21, 2023 

Opening Reception Friday, April 28, 6pm – 8pm 

srmART CONNECT and Explore Brookhaven are pleased to present the second annual Art Pop Up + Shop in Town Brookhaven, a temporary gallery of paintings, mixed media, photography, limited series prints, ceramics, jewelry and more by 30 Atlanta-area artists.  The free exhibition opens April 27 and continues until May 21, 2023, with a special opening reception Friday, April 28, 6PM – 8PM.  

Art advocate and consultant, Sharon Moskowitz of srmART CONNECT looks forward to another successful exhibit. “An art pop-up shop is a great way to network with neighbors and local businesses,” says Moskowitz. “There is incredible value in connecting and interacting with the community in-person, talking about the artwork, and generating sales and future art projects. The economic impact and ‘happy factor’ go hand in hand.” 

Our Brookhaven featured artist is Lauren Loden, artist and encaustic painter, whose work reflects fluid seasons of wonder, loss, rebirth, and letting go. Other Brookhaven artists include Steve Shaw, Len Brown, Bryan Dyker Brown, and Sally W Eppstein.  

The Pop Up will be in a currently available retail space within Town Brookhaven, located on Peachtree Road in the heart of Brookhaven. Art lovers and visitors alike are invited to enjoy this temporary gallery and take home a piece of local art.  

The Art Pop Up + Shop will donate a percentage of proceeds to the Buford Highway Orchestra Project, We Love Buford Highway’s first direct service program that connects music around the educational and social needs of Buford Highway’s youth. Last year’s gallery fulfilled a monetary goal for the Cross Keys Foundation’s Humanities Scholarship Fund. 

Pop Up + Shop Hours: Thursday through Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM 

Location: Town Brookhaven, 705 Town Blvd Suite R440. Brookhaven, GA 30319 Tickets to the opening reception on Friday, April 28 can be purchased for $10 on Eventbrite or at the door. The opening reception will include light bites, beer, wine, music, and artist demonstrations.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/23

Meet DoMA’s Mural Artists During a Cocktail and Art Infused Evening

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 7 p.m. 

 Distillery of Modern Art is hosting another round of Cocktails & Conversation on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests are invited to mix, mingle, and learn about the murals that are peppered throughout the art-infused distillery, gallery and cocktail lounge. Artists Lela BrunetArmando ChaconCourtney Hicks, and Chris Alvarez will be on hand to discuss the inspiration and meaning behind their murals, their bodies of work, background and more. Guests are also invited to view artist Jen Boaz’s The Art of Cocktails collaboration in the lounge, a stunning installation inspired by the new spring cocktail menu centered around seasonality and transformation. Works from artists Yuli Anun and Rupal Mantani will be available for viewing in The Watson Gallery. Tickets to Cocktails & Conversation: The Living Walls at Distillery of Modern Art are available for purchase for $5 for ages 18 and up at Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Way, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook at, on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart, and on Twitter at @DoMAatlanta.  


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/23

Savor the Spring Patio Party Featuring Live Music, Cocktails, Delicious Eats and More 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 From 6p.m. to 9 p.m.

Salute! Raise a glass, because ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is celebrating patio season with an outdoor festa on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., revelers are invited to savor the spring on their expansive, dog-friendly patio during a special evening featuring live music from Kellye Huff, signature cocktails, collaboration beers with local breweries, and delicious offerings created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio including grilled rotisserie porchetta and an assortment of passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets for ENZO’s Savor the Spring Patio Party are $95 per person, excluding tax or gratuity, and are available for purchase at ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.  


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/21/23

Inaugural event supports The Kyle Pease Foundation 

Introducing the inaugural Spark 5K, a race with 100% of registration fees and proceeds benefiting The Kyle Pease Foundation’s Inclusive Employment Program. Taking place in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park on Thursday, May 4, the event is hosting more than 30 in-chair athletes, the most participating in any Atlanta 5K to date.

“Partnering with The Kyle Pease Foundation to bring this vibrant 5K to life aligns with Roark’s mission of helping people and companies reach their potential,” Allison Hill, Head of Diversity & Social Responsibility at Roark, explained. “This run is for everyone and we are excited to see so many community members come together for such an incredible cause.” 

With a heavy focus on using the power of sports to create an inclusive experience for all participants, The Kyle Pease Foundation designed the event with the main goal of inclusion taking center stage, allowing the city of Atlanta, in-chair athletes and their push-assist athletes to come together and work towards a common goal.

“Since we created The Kyle Pease Foundation in 2011, we have sought to use sports as a way of providing inclusive opportunities for athletes with disabilities,” Kyle Pease, Founder and Chief Inspirational Officer of The Kyle Pease Foundation, stated. “Thanks to this wonderful partnership with Roark, we are able to achieve our goal of bringing Atlanta a race centered on inclusion and provide tons of athletes with the opportunity to experience the thrill of being part of the competition.”

Participants are encouraged to register at in order to show their support towards an important cause. The event, which begins at 6:30pm, is a race for everyone – no matter their abilities – so it’s time for the Atlanta community to show how it rallies behind a worthy cause.

Click here to learn more about The Kyle Pease Foundation. 

Sponsors include Roark, The Coca-Cola Company,  Rabobank, Truist and more. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/23

All things Mother’s Day

Sun., May 14, 11am-3pm – Mother’s Day Brunch at The Americano

Guests are invited to a special Mother’s Day celebration at Atlanta’s Italian Steakhouse, The Americano, helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant. The restaurant will serve Mother’s Day specials including Dungeness Crab and Stuffed Lobster with crab & shrimp stuffing, arugula salad and charred lemon, along with its newly launched Sunday brunch menu, featuring house-made favorites including Steak & Eggs, Wagyu Beef Cheek Hash, Pasta al Pomodoro, a tableside Bloody Mary Cart, and much more. Guests will enjoy live music by Dan Coy. Mothers will be honored with complimentary welcome champagne upon arrival at the hotel, a rose and a hand massage in The Great Hall. Plus, kids can make pressed flower art for their mothers at the craft table. Brunch reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 404.946.9070.

Sun., May 14, 11am-3pm – Lazy Betty’s Mother’s Day Brunch

Treat mom to a brunch at Lazy Betty this Mother’s Day! The acclaimed restaurant will be offering a brunch tasting menu with optional sparkling wine pairings, created specially for the day. The menu will feature four savory courses and dessert, with the option for supplemental courses including caviar, truffle risotto and scallop pithivier. Brunch is $165 per person, and wine pairings are $115 per person. Reservations can be booked here, and guests are invited to purchase a bouquet for mom made by the restaurant’s florist, Tracy Shepis, at the time of booking. The menu includes:

  • Grilled Avocado with charred citrus, green goddess & spicy greens
  • Truffled French Omelette with black truffle butter, chive & mushroom duxelle
  • Smoked Salmon with potato latke, soft poached eggs & brown butter hollandaise
  • Charcoal Grilled Westholme Wagyu with porcini & egg yolk tartelet & sauce bordelaise
  • Cheesecake with lemon cremeux, raspberry foam, citrus tuile, meringue & raspberry sorbet
  • Petit Fours

Sun., May 14, 10am-2:30pm  – Mother’s Day Brunch at H+H

Hampton + Hudson serves weekend brunch every week from 10am-2:30pm, and to celebrate Mother’s Day, they’ll offer food and drink specials for the occasion, including “Mama Mia!” – honeysuckle vodka, bitters, orange, & sparkling rose, “She’s a Lady” – Empress gin, strawberry, lemon & soda, and mimosas.

Sun., May 14, 11am-2pm – 3nd Annual Hatters High Tea with B.M. Franklin & Co.

This Mother’s Day, Buckhead Village’s venerable hat-making company B.M. Franklin & Co. will host their third annual Hatter’s High Tea event, celebrating all the mothers and powerful female figures in our lives. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from a wide array of haberdashery, including feathers, lace, flowers and vintage hardware, to create a one-of-a-kind custom headpiece alongside classically trained artisans at B.M. Franklin & Co. This year the event will also feature the incredible Julia Pistsova, founder of the renowned KiKi Bisous atelier. With her expertise in women’s wear and costume design, Julia will be joining B.M. Franklin & Co’s Brandon Franklin to help create a bespoke fascinator that will leave everyone awestruck. Guests can also Indulge in scrumptious high tea, mouthwatering appetizers and refreshing cocktails sponsored by Grey Goose to help provide a little spark for each participant’s tea and creativity. Tickets are $150 per person.

Mother’s Day Specials at Sugar Shane’s

To celebrate Mother’s Day, the newly opened Sugar Shane’s is offering a selection of delectable dessert flavors.

  • Carrot Cake – spiced carrot cake base, toasted oats, butterscotch chips, cinnamon buttercream filling, cinnamon drizzle
  • Lemon Lover – lemony cookie with white chocolate, vanilla buttercream and lemon glaze
  • S’mores of Love – decadent dark chocolate cookie with graham crackers, milk chocolate chips & a fluffy toasted marshmallow topping
  • Momma’s Shortcake – strawberry shortcake cookie with white chocolate chips, freeze-dried strawberries, golden Oreos & strawberry drizzle on top


WHERE: Serena Pastificio, 1197 Peachtree Street, Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30361

WHEN: Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, 11 AM – 3 PM

Serena Pastificio in Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta will be offering a special Brunch Buffet menu on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, bringing together a lavish offering of assorted meats, cheeses, fruits, and breads, specialty dishes and pastas, classic brunch items, carving stations, salads, side dishes and vegetables, and Italians desserts. The brunch is available for $60 per adult and $20 per child under 12. Guests may also add the Mimosa Special, featuring a bottle of Prosecco with orange, blood orange, and grapefruit juices, for $40. Full menu of Mother’s Day Brunch offerings can be found HERE.


From Prix Fixe Menus to Lavish Brunch Buffets, Atlanta Chefs Raise the Bar for Mom’s Special Day

Mother’s Day is May 14, and Atlanta restaurants help guests show their appreciation for all the love and hard work mom puts in by treating her to special dining experiences. From classic Southern dishes to sweet desserts and handcrafted cocktails, Atlanta chefs are going all out to make the day memorable. Note that prices listed below do not include tax and gratuity unless otherwise specified, and reservations are encouraged.


  • This Mother’s Day, Gypsy Kitchen is open normal hours offering a variety of delicious features. For a savory breakfast option, shakshuka combines tomato, roasted red pepper, potato and a poached egg atop toasted bread for $15. For something heartier, guests can opt for the brisket hash featuring crispy potato, poached eggs, brava sauce and gremolata for $18. For a lighter option, the grilled vegetable salad is a refreshing blend of mussels escabeche, poached shrimp, local lettuces and creamy sherry dressing for $20. Make reservations online.
  • The Southern Gentleman offers a variety of delicious dishes for a perfect Mother’s Day brunch. To start, guests can indulge in blueberry and Meyer lemon muffins served with whipped spiced butter. The main course brings several tempting options including the classic double-patty cheeseburger, half butter-poached lobster and grits and braised prime short rib “pot roast” hash. Guests can finish the meal with a delicious dessert such as vanilla bean cheesecake with bourbon and brown sugar pineapple compote. The prix fixe meal is $65 for adults and $32.50 for children. View the full menu and make reservations online.
  • For a tantalizing taste of the sea, look no further than The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. For Mother’s Day, the Buckhead eatery will be serving a special of seared yellowfin tuna topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and flavorful ginger soy glaze complemented by a sauté of green beans and baby carrots for $26.95. Make reservations online.

Midtown/West Midtown

  • Livingston Restaurant & Bar, in the historic Georgia Terrace hotel, is serving an indulgent Mother’s Day brunch buffet in its grand ballroom from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Highlights include a decadent selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts including poached shrimp, roasted beef tenderloin, brown sugar-cured ham, grilled asparagus with saffron aioli and red velvet cake. Guests also will enjoy live entertainment, and mothers will receive a complimentary rose. The cost is $95 for adults, $47.50 for children 5-12 and free for children under five. Two hours of self-parking is complimentary. Make reservations via OpenTable, and pre-payment is required. 
  • At the intimate Westside sushi restaurant Omakase Table, executive chef Leonard Yu invites moms to have their palates pampered on Mother’s Day. Yu seeks out the freshest ingredients that he meticulously crafts for guests. On Mother’s Day and every day, patrons experience simple things in the moment and an intensely personal connection to the chef and the food he prepares during this revered dining experience. Omakase Table is located at located at 788 W. Marietta St. NW; reservations can be made online.


  • Ray’s in the City makes mom feel special with a family-style menu served 11 a.m.-7 p.m., featuring house-smoked salmon, signature seafood gumbo, holiday Neuske ham, crab cakes, Southern-style baked mac and cheese and Georgia peach cobbler. The cost is $80 per person. Reservations are required and can be made online.


  • Instead of long waits and the hectic brunch atmosphere, guests can treat mom to a Mother’s Day evening to remember at Southern Belle, the beloved restaurant known for its delicious cuisine and charming Southern hospitality. The Poncey-Highland eatery will be open from 4:30-8:30 p.m. offering an exclusive tasting menu and an exceptional culinary experience for mom. Alongside its traditional wine pairings, Southern Belle also is offering a delicious rosé flight to celebrate—three different rosés from three different regions so mom can explore an array of vinification methods and varietals. Tickets are $107, gratuity included, and seating is limited. Reservations can be made online. Please note that Georgia Boy will be closed on Mother’s Day.

Sandy Springs

  • Ray’s on the River honors mom with an award-winning Mother’s Day buffet from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $80 per person. Highlights include starters of fresh spinach dip, Charleston she-crab soup and Caesar salad; entrees such as eggs Benedict, slow-roasted prime rib and Faroe Island salmon; and Oreo bread pudding and Key lime pie mousse for dessert. Reservations are required and can be made online.


  • Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails’ all-day Mother’s Day menu boasts a tempting selection of starters, entrees and desserts. From the rich and creamy piquillo pepper crab bisque and classic Caesar salad to the croissant French toast, Nashville hot pickle fried chicken sandwich, Parmesan and black truffle carbonara and strawberry shortcake trifle, the courses are as diverse as they are delicious. The price is $59 for adults and $29.50 for kids, and hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Reservations can be made online.
  • Treat taste buds to a luxurious dining experience with delectable dishes at Ocean & Acre. The wild striped bass served with farro black rice, green garlic and tangerine ($38) is a perfect blend of flavors and textures, and the twin lobster tails stuffed with lump crab, shrimp and bok choy sesame butter ($50) is a must-try. The coconut flan with apricot drizzle ($11) is a creamy and decadent finale. Make reservations online.
  • Ray’s at Killer Creek helps families show appreciation to the moms in their lives with an award-winning Mother’s Day buffet from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $80 per person. Highlights include starters mini crab cakes and house-smoked salmon; entrees such as Big Green Egg brisket and potato hash, Ray’s signature shrimp and grits and holiday Neuske ham; and Georgia peach cobbler and Oreo bread pudding for dessert. Reservations are required and can be made online.

Multiple Locations

  • This Mother’s Day, 5Church Midtown or 5Church Buckhead invite guests for an unforgettable culinary experience. Both restaurants offer a Mother’s Day buffet from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. with the last seating at 7:30 p.m. Guests can indulge in an extensive selection of mouthwatering dishes that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. The buffet is priced at $60 per adult and $20 per child (12 and under). Make reservations via OpenTable at 5Church Midtown or 5Church Buckhead.
  • For the Mother’s Day gift that keeps on giving, families can surprise a mom who enjoys her wine with a membership to Postino WineCafe’s Wine Cult. For a limited time, Postino’s is offering 20% off the cost of a membership when using code MOM20 to purchase online. And if mom is craving a meal from Postino WineCafe, the Buckhead and West Midtown locations will be open serving a menu of brunch favorites including ricotta fritters with apple butter, raspberry and Madagascar vanilla caramel and the morning remix with scrambled egg, crème fraiche, Parmigiano Reggiano, chives, crispy fingerling potatoes and a side of bacon.  Brunch is served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. followed by regular menu service until 10 p.m.

Worth the Drive

  • Families can whisk mom out of town to celebrate Mother’s Day in style at Milton’s Black Mountain located in the Monte Vista Hotel. For $60 per person ($20 for kids), the sumptuous lunch buffet features an array of delicious starters including tomato bisque, avocado toast, and goat cheese and asparagus frittata. The selection of entrees is equally as impressive with roasted Joyce Farm chicken, carved beef tenderloin and baked salmon. Among the sides are creamed corn, herb-roasted new potatoes and grilled broccolini. Desserts offer a sweet finish chocolate torte and Key lime pie. Reservations can be made online.

Take Mom to the Magical World of Oz at Amore e Amore

Step into the World of Oz on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th for a unique and magical dining experience at Amore e Amore. Opening early at 3:30 p.m, Oz fans are invited to indulge in Amore e Amore’s specialty Mother’s Day prix fixe menu featuring Pappardelle Sinatra, Shrimp Scampi, Lamb Osso Bucco and more including an intermezzo and glass of bubbly. The full a la carte dinner menu available featuring seasonal and signature favorites will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, visit or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.

Spoil Mom with Brunch or Dinner at Bully BoyBully Boy is opening early at 11 a.m. and serving a special brunch perfect for moms with a love for the sea this Mother’s Day, May 14th. Located just off the BeltLine next to its sister restaurant, TWO urban licks, this local gem boasts a kaiseki-style menu made for sharing featuring local coastal seafood and fresh produce that is ideal for sharing. With an easy-going, garden-like atmosphere, guests are invited to explore artfully presented starters and sushi, delicious entrees, vegan options and more. Bully Boy’s full list of wine, sake, beer, and seasonal and signature cocktails will be available. A Concentrics Restaurants concept, Bully Boy is located at 828 W10 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, Georgia 30306. For more information make or to make a reservation for Mother’s Day brunch between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or dinner beginning at 4 p.m., visit or call 678-904-5607. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @bullyboyatl, and on Facebook at

Spend Quali-tee Time at Boone’s on Mother’s DayOn Mother’s Day, Sunday, April 9th, Boone’s is celebrating moms during brunch and dinner with signature favorites and new seasonal offerings that are sure to be her cup of “tee”. With a spacious covered patio overlooking Bobby Jones Golf Course, guests are invited to take in the view as they explore Boone’s chef-driven menu defined by local availability featuring health-focused, sustainable ingredients. A neighborhood designation with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, their brunch includes crowd favorites like shrimp and grits; salmon croquette eggs Benedict, chocolate hazelnut croissants; seasonal strudel; avocado toast and more. For dinner, Boone’s has something for all tastes, from small bites, salads and shareables like the Spanish octopus, house pimento cheese and sliders, to must-try entrees including the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, Atlantic scallops, and saffron tagliolini primavera. Along with their new spring cocktails and award-winning wine menu, Boone’s will have their classic Bobby Jones cocktail and plenty of craft beers on tap from local breweries. Boone’s is located at Bobby Jones Golf Course 2205 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information or to make a reservation, call 770.835.4267 or visit Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @boonesatl

Give Mom the Gift of Dining at Dantanna’sSit back and relax, because Dantanna’s is whipping up a delicious Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14th beginning at 11 a.m. A favorite Buckhead destination to grab a great meal and cocktail, diners can explore their expansive Bottomless Brunch Menu or order items a la carte including shrimp and grits; traditional or red velvet waffles; breakfast tacos; biscuits and gravy; and their signature chorizo skillet featuring two sunny side up eggs, smoked gouda, and pico de Gallo. Welcoming parties large and small, guests can dine in the bar, dining room or on the dog-friendly patio. Dantanna’s full all day menu and wine, cocktail, and beer offerings will also be available. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation visit or call 404-760-8873. Stay connected on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @dantannas.

Treat Mom to Bottomless Brunch at DBA Barbecue A family-favorite haunt in Virginia Highland, DBA Barbecue is raising a glass to moms everywhere with a new brunch menu and bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and brunch beers for $15. Known for its hickory-smoked barbecue, friendly atmosphere, and approachable menu, brunch-goers can sink their teeth into an array of mouthwatering offerings including DBA’s Big Cinnamon Roll; Two Eggs Your Way; Cinnamon Crunch French Toast; Pork or Brisket Hash; the Sunrise Breakfast Bowl and more. D.B.A. Barbecue is located at 1190 N. Highland Avenue NE Suite B Atlanta, Georgia 30306 and is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit or call 404.249.5000. Stay connected on Facebook at and on Instagram at

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at Chastain Park Spring Arts FestivalChastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain Park on Park Drive in Buckhead on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An ideal destination to bring the family and pups, the award-winning, two-day festival is free to attend and features more than 185 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Eventgoers are also invited to view artist demonstrations and enjoy “Feelgood in the Park” DJ sets from the Captains of Revelry, a children’s area, and food trucks and beverages for all tastes. The Chastain Park Spring Festival (4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta, GA 30327) takes place rain or shine and is open to all ages. For more information, please visit and

Bring Mom to Brunch at ENZO Steakhouse & BarOn Mother’s Day Sunday, May 14th, enjoy ENZO Steakhouse & Bar’s new brunch menu created by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests are invited to celebrate the special women in their lives while exploring the restaurant’s new weekend brunch offerings including wood-fired baked eggs; Italian French toast; smoked salmon flatbread; farm egg soufflé; fried chicken and waffle with pistachio gelato, sweet pangrattato and maple syrup; pasta, build your own steaks and eggs, oysters, and much more. At 5 p.m., diners can end Mother’s Day on a high note with Montobbio’s expansive dinner menu boasting bold flavors, hand-made pastas and sauces, choice cuts of steaks, chops, fresh seafood, plant-based dishes and more. An impressive wine, cocktail and beer program along with rotating works from acclaimed will only add to the experience whether dining inside or alfresco on the dog-friendly patio. ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. For more information, visit or call (770) 756-9188. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.  

Wine and Dine Mom at TWO urban licks Conveniently located on the Atlanta BeltLine and boasting a spacious, dog-friendly patio, TWO urban licks’ fiery brunch and dinner offerings will give Mom something to smile about this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests are invited to listen to live music while enjoying a mix of brunch specials and go-to favorites including their coveted Salmon Chips, Biscuits and Gravy and, of course, the Fat Elvis French Toast – banana stuffed, tempura fried, and topped with bacon maple syrup. For those wishing to celebrate Mother’s Day later in the evening, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Executive Chef Jay Swift will be serving his new spring menu filled with seasonal and signature dinner offerings. As always, TWO’s expert team can guide wine, beer and cocktail enthusiasts through their celebrated wine and spirit menu. For more information or to make reservations, call 404.522.4622 or visit Stay connected on Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch at Wild Heaven Beer West EndBeer and brunch-loving moms can get their fix at Wild Heaven Beer’s West End location this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., chef Noah Johnson will be serving easy breezy brunch and lunch staples from waffles to avocado and egg tacos to ground steak patty melts that are ideal for noshing while in the expansive brewery or the dog-friendly patio located on the BeltLine. Moms can pair their meal with brews on tap, in bottles, and cans created by Eric Johnson, Wild Heaven’s award-winning brewmaster, along with EDB-mosas, seltzers, coffee from FiNCA to FiLTER Coffee Bar and more. Live jazz begins at 2 p.m. Wild Heaven Beer West End is located at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. For more information, visit or call 404.254.2232. Stay connected on Instagram @beerwildheaven

Sunday Funday for Moms at Wild Heaven Beer Avondale Moms are invited to Wild Heaven Beer’s Avondale location for an unforgettable Sunday Funday on Mother’s Day, May 14th. From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., all skill levels are invited to bring their mats and participate in a free yoga class led by instructor Kristin Bergquist. At noon, the taproom opens, and the Mushroom Market featuring growers, foragers, and vendors specializing in mushrooms will kick off. A local chef will begin serving eats at 1 p.m. and music will follow as the Mushroom Market winds down at 2 p.m. Wild Heaven Beer Avondale is located at 135B Maple StreetDecatur, GA 30030. Stay connected on Facebook at or on Instagram and Twitter at @beerwildheaven

Sugar Factory Atlanta invites guests to treat their mom to a decadent New York Cheesecake dipped in rich dark chocolate this upcoming Mother’s Day weekend. Topped with whipped cream, chocolate-covered strawberries, a raspberry macaron and edible gold, this delicious dessert is the sweetest way to show the moms in your life that you appreciate them.  $21

Bazati Atlanta

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/20/23

The moment you step in the delightful Pan-Latin restaurant Bazati on the Atlanta Beltline you’re immersed in vintage French decor, marble, luxurious lighting, and a beautiful bar area with leather seats and lounge area! Upstairs is Estrello Rooftop with more pastel, light Latin vibes, vibrant patio, and mezcal behind the bar. This one-two punch of Latin dining is exquisite! Everything is elevated from their sensational cocktails like the floral Houdini, decadent decaf Tequila me Softy espresso martini, and the all-new tangy Wren’s Nest. Then, phenomenal small plates from their loaded charcuterie board, creamy polenta, or their bright Strawberry Maple salad. Their entrees are sure to wow with their earthy Double Stuffed Ravioli, flavorful Brazilian Picanha, and our favorite, the juicy Pork Osso Bucco. Let’s take a trip. 

We will kick it off with the trio of cocktails we tried: Houdini, Tequila me Softly, and Wren’s Nest. The Houdini will disappear before your eyes as it is herbaceous, floral up front and balanced with bright and tangy on the back. So good! If you’re looking for a new cocktail to try, go for the Wren’s Nest that will be on their spring menu. It is boozy bourbon that starts warm and ends tangy and bright, slightly sweet watermelon shrub and a hint of ginger. It’s complete. The favorite cocktail of the night was the DECAF Tequila me Softly espresso martini. Decadent and dark chocolate, bitter and creamy, this is sure to please all those coffee lovers out there. You couldn’t tell it was decaf at all and no jitters! We will be back for more! 

On to the small plates that John and I shared from the charcuterie board, crispy polenta, and Strawberry Maple Salad. Starting with the loaded Charcuterie board that is stuffed with three meats with different flavor profiles, an array of cheese from soft to hard, salty, crispy almonds, sweet honeycomb, mixed berries, and crackers. After that we got the Crispy Polenta, which is our favorite of the small plates with a gamut of flavors from creamy to buttery to tangy to earthy and bright. The polenta bed itself is creamy and buttery with a crispy top, then it is topped with creamy and sharp cheese. A dollop of olive tempade gives it a slight earthiness to finish out the bite. Love. For our salad, we got the Strawberry Maple, which starts earthy and crunchy with the lettuce, and then is sweet from the maple, tangy from the strawberry. It is finished off with crunchy almonds and sharp blue cheese.  

In between the small plates and our entrees, we were treated to the seriously divine Double Stuffed Ravioli. Holy Truffle! Tender Handmade in-house ravioli stuffed with earthy mushroom and enveloped in a sea of creamy, truffle-forward sauce that will definitely WOW you. This is a must try dish bursting with flavor!  

Of the entrees, we got the phenomenal Pork Osso Bucco that is meat heaven with tender, fall off the bone pork, perfectly seasoned and surrounded by a moat of rich, savory jus and stuffed with eggplant, celery, and other root vegetables. It was the favorite dish of the day! John got the Brazilian Picanha that is flavorful and well-seasoned meat topped with a bright chimichurri, bright onions, and paired with crunchy fries. On the side we got two very good sides, one being the baby carrots and the other seasonal fiddle heads. The baby carrots are super sweet and candied and laid on a bed of creamy and sharp Greek yogurt. It is sweet and creamy and sharp, a winning combo. Then, fiddle heads are something neither of us had ever had before. They’re naturally foraged tops of ferns that have not blossomed yet. They taste a lot like asparagus but have a flowery, fluttery texture up front with a good crunch on the end. They’re amazing! These are cooked with butter and oil and really taste fresh and light!  

Finally, we got a pair of delicious desserts, the Tres Leches cake and the Tiramisu. The Tres Leches is super moist and mellow with a delightful light frosting, topped with fruit. The tiramisu is seriously rich and creamy, dark chocolate notes, boozy, drenched lady fingers with so much flavor. We’d recommend you stay for dessert.  


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/23

Buckhead Village Eatery Celebrates the 149th Run for the Roses with Derby-Inspired Fare, Cocktails and Contests

May 6 4-7pm

Everyone makes it to the winner’s circle when The Southern Gentleman hosts its annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 6. From 4-7 p.m., fans can cheer on their favorite horses with viewing on multiple screens while enjoying Derby-inspired passed bites and beverages including mint juleps. Guests also can join the competition for chances to win prizes in the Derby Day Hat and Best Dressed contests plus other giveaways. 

The party takes place on The Southern Gentleman’s covered patio. Tickets are $65 per person and include passed bites, two Derby-inspired beverages and a branded julep cup to take home. View more details and purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Tickets cannot be refunded within 48 hours of the event.