Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/24

Tuesday, May 14 11am-4pm

Giaquinto Event Center

(5235 Union Hill Road, Cumming,
GA 30040)

Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters will be hosting “Fashion for Furkids,” a fashion show like no other, on May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at their headquarters property in the Giaquinto Event Center (5235 Union Hill Road, Cumming,
GA 30040). All funds raised will go to the life saving programs of Furkids, benefiting our communities most at risk animals.

“Fashion for Furkids” models aren’t just showcasing gorgeous articles of clothing, but will also be accompanied by adoptable dogs while on the catwalk. Furkids promises a memorable experience, blending the worlds of fashion, history, and compassion. Furkids is pleased to announce that renowned author and fashion historian Nancy Flaherty will be in attendance, and will give a special presentation. Nancy’s company, ‘HiddenGems with Nancy’, specializes in taking clients shopping in Paris, France, to find the hidden gems they have been searching for their whole lives.

Nancy and her husband adopted their dog Rocky from Furkids in 2013, and Nancy has a heart for philanthropy and especially animals. Nancy stated “Rocky has brought suchjoy to us, we want the rest of the Atlanta community to know that Furkids’ has joy for them too. Combining my love for fashion and style history with an event that supports the mission of Furkids will bring so much warmth to my heart”.

“Fashion for Furkids” attendees will enjoy an exclusive look at both vintage and contemporary styles featuring articles from Nancy’s personal collection, Dillards fashion, and unique finds from the Furkids Thrift Stores. Models from Forward, The
Agency, will be walking the catwalk in this one-of-a-kind fashion curation. Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters has five thrift store locations throughout metro Atlanta where a large variety of items and clothes are donated. Oftentimes distinctive
and unique items find their way onto their clothing racks. Sales from the thrift stores contribute over 30% of Furkids’ annual operation costs, enabling them to continue their life saving work.

All are invited to attend this special event, and Furkids openly welcomes the public to experience their gorgeous garden property at Furkids headquarters. A $75 ticket includes royal tea, live music, and access to an exciting silent auction of handbags from designers such as Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Kate Spade. Read more and purchase your tickets at


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/24

Enjoy Two Days of Handcrafted Art, Delicious Bites, Live Acoustic Music, Dance Performances and More

Open to All Ages and Free to Attend on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2024

Kick off the month of May at the Roswell Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art-buying community. A fun and free annual tradition, the two-day outdoor festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, dance performances, food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. The festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information about the Roswell Spring Arts Festival (38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075) visit or


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/25/24

Led by Maestro Pizzaiolo Chef Luca Varuni, the Atlanta Restaurant’s 10th Anniversary Takes Place on Tuesday, April 23

Varuni Napoli, Atlanta’s premier Neapolitan pizzeria, is celebrating a decade of serving authentic Neapolitan cuisine at its flagship location in Midtown this April 23. Maestro Pizzaiolo Chef Luca Varuni, a native of Naples, the city considered the birthplace of pizza, founded Varuni Napoli in hopes of bringing the flavor and freshness of the food to Atlanta. Now, after 10 years of making that dream a reality, he looks back on Varuni Napoli’s evolution as a restaurant and looks forward to how the pizzeria will continue to grow and maintain its position as one of the top Neapolitan pizzerias in the Atlanta restaurant market.

“I feel incredibly honored to be celebrating 10 years of Varuni Napoli here in Atlanta,” said Chef Luca. “When we first opened, Atlanta’s restaurant scene was changing and growing, and we were excited just to be part of that. Now, it’s amazing to see how much the city has evolved, and it feels great that through an entire decade, we still have an amazing staff and supportive, loyal customers who have helped us get to this place.”

Chef Luca became interested in opening a Neapolitan pizzeria in Atlanta when he visited the city for the first time nearly 15 years ago to visit his now wife, LeAnn. He immediately noticed that there weren’t many pizzerias serving traditional Neapolitan pies in the city and wanted to bring more of his heritage to Atlanta in the form of food. Chef Luca’s passion for food developed from a young age, leading him to study traditional Mediterranean and Neapolitan cooking in Sorrento, Italy. Chef Luca also trained under the renowned maestro pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia of La Notizia, the first Michelin-rated pizzeria in the world. With his passion and training in traditional Southern Italian cuisine, Chef Luca moved to the United States and spent a few years continuing to develop his skills at American pizzerias before opening the flagship Midtown location of Varuni Napoli with his brother, Benedetto Varuni, by his side in 2014.

Each element of Varuni Napoli’s identity, from the name to the menu and even the design of the restaurant, honors an aspect of Chef Luca’s personal life, especially his Neapolitan heritage. The name Varuni Napoli is a combination of Chef Luca’s surname, and Napoli, the Italian name for Naples, Italy. When walking into the Midtown location, guests will immediately notice the open kitchen, where maestro pizzaiolos prepare each guest’s pizza right in front of them, similar to what one would find in Naples. Both the tiled ovens and Varuni Napoli’s iconic pizza boxes are a bright baby blue color, created that way in honor of the Napoli football team that Chef Luca grew up cheering for, and the eye color of Chef Luca’s wife. Around the restaurant, there are several black-and-white photos of Naples that show the mystique of the city and its legends, including Maradona, Sofia Loren, Totò, De Filippo, and more.

Varuni Napoli’s menu is the ultimate homage to Naples, featuring a mixture of traditional Neapolitan pies, including Chef Luca’s personal favorite (and one that he enjoys daily), the Margherita, and Chef Luca’s own personal creations, many of which were created in honor of his loved ones, like the Amore Mio created for his wife and the Nonna Mia created in honor of his grandmother. The menu also features dishes created from recipes that have been passed down in Chef Luca’s family from generation to generation, like the Italian-style meatballs and the classic eggplant parmesan. What Chef Luca takes the most pride in, is the quality of the ingredients used in Varuni Napoli’s dishes, with many being imported directly from Italy, including certified D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil. Much of the produce is locally grown, with Varuni Napoli’s Midtown location featuring a hydroponic garden where the basil used in the menu items is grown in-house. Over time, Varuni Napoli’s menu has evolved to include flavorful Neapolitan-style sandwiches, classic Italian appetizers like arancini, and even brunch pizza options that feature both American-style and Neapolitan breakfast favorites.

Due to popular demand, Chef Luca made Varuni Napoli’s most popular pizzas available for nationwide shipping when he joined Goldbelly, the popular online food marketplace, in fall of 2022. This move not only furthered Varuni Napoli’s place as a leader in Atlanta’s pizza scene, but also made it possible for Varuni Napoli fans from across the country to order frozen versions of the restaurant’s customer-favorite pies, including the classic Margherita, spicy pepperoni-topped Bastardo, and cheesy Oro Bianco to heat up and enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

In 10 years, Varuni Napoli has cemented itself as one of Atlanta’s staple pizzerias. In its first year of opening, Varuni Napoli landed on Jezebel Magazine’s “100 Best Restaurants in Atlanta” list and was featured in Atlanta Magazine’s annual “Best of Atlanta” issue. The following year, Varuni Napoli was named one of the best pizza restaurants in Atlanta by USA Today’s 10Best. Fast forward to 2019, Varuni Napoli was named one of the best brunch restaurants in Atlanta by Food Network. The pizzeria was voted the Best Pizza Place in Atlanta in a 2020 poll from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and also made Thrillist’s lists of the best pizza places in Atlanta and the best Italian restaurants in Atlanta in 2020 and 2021. In 2022, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Chef Luca one of the best pizzaiolos in Atlanta and named Varuni’s Margherita pizza as “one of the 15 classic pizzas to try in metro Atlanta.” Also in 2022, Varuni Napoli was named one of the 100 hottest restaurants in Atlanta by Jezebel Magazine and declared one of Atlanta’s 75 best restaurants by Atlanta Magazine. In 2023, Varuni Napoli was chosen to represent Atlanta in Good Morning America’s “United States of Pizza” competition and was also recognized by Pizza Today’s Pizza Industry Excellence Awards.

Photos and interviews with Chef Luca Varuni are available upon request. Stay in the know by following Varuni Napoli on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, subscribing to the pizzeria newsletter or visiting the website at   

About Chef Luca Varuni: As the mind behind Varuni Napoli, veteran maestro pizzaiolo Luca Varuni brings his passion for Italian heritage, vast culinary experience and extensive Neapolitan training to Atlanta’s favorite pizzeria.

An Italian native from Naples, Italy, Varuni was born with Neapolitan food and culture in his blood and has developed a passion for cooking through the years. Varuni began his life in the kitchen at age 14 and, early in his professional career, trained under the renowned maestro pizzaiolo Enzo Coccia of La Notizia – the first Michelin-rated pizzeria in the world. After studying traditional Mediterranean and Neapolitan cooking in Sorrento, Varuni brought his talents to the United States, later opening the first Varuni Napoli location in 2014 in Midtown Atlanta, followed by a second location in Krog Street Market in 2017.

Throughout the years, Chef Luca and Varuni Napoli have garnered nationwide attention from partnering with Breville, the world leader in kitchen appliances, as one of its top pizzaiolos to being featured on and included in outlets such as CNN, Food Network, “Good Morning America,” Pizza Today, PMQ Pizza Magazine, Thrillist, and more.


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


Restaurants Mark the Festive Holiday with Authentic Dishes and Food and Drink Specials

Chido & Padre’s: A Culinary Celebration

Chido & Padre’s, the go-to destination for those seeking an authentic Mexican dining experience, is throwing a culinary fiesta for Cinco de Mayo. The festivities are doubled with celebrations on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. Starting at 11 a.m. and stretching into the late night, Chido & Padre’s offers an array of chef-driven Mexican dishes that are as delightful as they are diverse. Guests are invited to sip on killer margaritas and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Buckhead’s hottest patio. It’s the perfect place to unwind and celebrate in style.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern joins with Eclipse di Luna for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Weekend Bash

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern in Halcyon is joining forces with neighbor Eclipse di Luna to host a lively Cinco de Mayo celebration over the May 4-5 weekend. Promising a festive blend of music, cuisine, and culture, the event stretches from Saturday afternoon until Sunday night, transforming the shared outdoor green space into a festival arena. On Saturday, attendees can sway to the Latin rhythms of Orquesta Macuba, and on Sunday, the C.O.T. Band takes the stage, complemented by some of Atlanta’s finest Latin DJs. In a culinary twist, HOBNOB steps up with a signature pig roast featuring tacos or plates adorned with charred peppers and roasted pineapple salsa. Eclipse di Luna will serve its renowned paella straight from a massive grill alongside tantalizing tacos, quesadillas, and chips with queso. Guests can quench their thirst at satellite bars offering an assortment of beverages, including mojitos, margaritas, Palomas, Cantaritos, and adult snow cones. Guests can stay late on Sunday for a special Tex-Mex version of Boots & Buckles line dancing upstairs at HOBNOB. HOBNOB welcomes walk-ins and reservations online.

Marlow’s Tavern Mixes Up Cinco de Mayo with Creative Margaritas

Marlow’s Tavern sets the bar high this Cinco de Mayo with a trio of uniquely crafted margaritas. Sip on the refreshing Watermelon Margarita Splash, a blend of Don Cosme Blanco tequila, jalapeño, fresh watermelon, lime juice, and agave nectar, perfect for those looking to cool down with a spicy-sweet kick. For a lighter option, the Skinny Ginger Margarita combines Herradura Silver tequila with Greenbar Ginger, fresh lime, and agave, offering a zesty and invigorating flavor. Not to be missed, the Blood Orange-Rita features Olmeca Altos Reposado tequila with blood orange and a special chili honey syrup, creating a bold and tangy experience that tantalizes the taste buds.

Tin Lizzy’s: Five Days of Festivities

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina invites guests for a five-day fiesta from May 1 to 5. Known for its lively atmosphere, Tin Lizzy’s is going all out this year with “Cinco Days of Cinco.” Revelers will get in the festive spirit with $7 el Jimador margaritas, perfect for toasting to good times. Beer lovers can enjoy $4 Dos Equis drafts or opt for $4 cans of Tecate if they prefer a classic canned beer experience. All locations open at 11 a.m.

Your 3rd Spot Delivers a Festive Fusion of Flavor and Fun

Your 3rd Spot invites guests to join the Cinco de Mayo celebration from 1-11 p.m. when sophistication and excitement merge into a festive extravaganza. Early birds can take advantage of a special entry fee of just $5 for the first hour with reservations. With regular admission, guests will get cinco hours of unlimited access to explore up to 85 unique and thrilling experiences ranging from games to interactive entertainment, with bowling available at just $5 a game per person. Chef Stuart Rogers will offer delectable street tacos, empanadas, and other creations that satisfy any palate. Your 3rd Spot will also serve its Tr33quilla sampler featuring four unique 100% blue agave tequilas and handcrafted Y3S margaritas at the dedicated margarita station on the patio. As the sun sets, guests can get into the groove with a DJ, the perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday. Guests can extend the day of celebration by stopping at Chicheria MX Kitchen at The Works, where showing your special card will get you half-price admission. Reservations are available online.


La Bonanza Hospitality Group Serves Up Fresh Margaritas, Live Music, and Giveaways

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Azotea Cantina on The Green at Atlantic Station and all Tacos & Tequilas Mexican Grill locations. Both modern-day, Mexican-influenced restaurants are part of the La Bonanza Group. As tradition has it, throw the biggest and best Cinco de Mayo celebrations in and around Atlanta. This year, the family-friendly celebrations kick off on Friday at 11:00 am and last all weekend through Sunday evening.

How did Cinco de Mayo begin? In the mid-20th-century United States, the celebration of Cinco de Mayo became among Mexican immigrants a way of encouraging pride in their Mexican heritage. How do we celebrate in the United States? With margaritas and music, of course!

Azotea Cantina
A special fair-themed celebration on The Green at Atlantic Station from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
On The Green, Azotea Cantina will host two food trucks, Tacos & Tequila and Fair on Wheels. Fair on Wheels will feature fun fair foods such as funnel cake fries and corn dogs, while Tacos & Tequila’s menu will be full of Mexican- style tacos and frozen and house-made margaritas.

Entertainment on The Green includes a live Mariachi band that will appear on the big screen, face paint, balloons, and more!
T-shirt giveaway on Sunday only–until they run out!

Tote bag giveaway — until they run out!

Inside, the Azotea Cantina bar team will serve House-made margaritas for $9, tequila shots for $7, and more!

All weekend, Latin sounds via a live DJ on the Azotea Cantina rooftop

Tacos & Tequilas Mexican Grill
Multiple Locations.
● House-made Texas margarita $8 and tequila shots $7
● Outdoor satellite bars
● T-shirt & collectible swag giveaway Sunday only– until they run out
● Latin sounds via a live DJ all weekend long

TWO urban licks and Alma Del Jaguar Tequila Tasting 

Get a jumpstart on Cinco de Mayo at TWO urban licks’ Alma Del Jaguar Tequila Dinner on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Alma Del Jaguar’s founder McCauley Williams will guide tequila enthusiasts through a special tasting at the BeltLine dining institution on its expansive patio. Joining forces with TWO’s Executive Chef Chad Clevenger, guests will explore two tastings of specialty tequilas and two craft cocktails along with mouthwatering pairings including Pork Belly Pintxos with habanero tepache lacquer and wood-fired pineapple salsa, Fresh Corn and Black Truffle Tamales, and the hearty Georgia Wagyu Bavette with beef cheek sope, tallow masa, puffed beef tendon, mole chichilo, and ramps. For ages 21 and up, tickets to attend TWO urban licks’ Alma Del Jaguar Tequila Dinner are $65 per person. To make a reservation or for more information, call 404.522.4622 or visit TWO urban licks is located in the Old Fourth Ward at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. Stay connected on Instagram and Facebook at @TwoUrbanLicks

Go Loco at Gezzo’s Mexican Street Fiesta in Honor of Cinco de Mayo 

Head to Gezzo’s Cinco de Mayo weekend for a two-day Mexican Street Fiesta featuring delicious food, drinks, live music and more. Beginning at 6 p.m., on Saturday, May 4th, and Sunday, May 5th, the Westside coastal cantina will transform into a high-energy street party complete with handmade tortillas and fresh tacos served straight from their taco stand while Canelita Sabrosa Band provides the soundtrack for a night of dancing and fun. Whether taking it easy in the Tiki Lounge on the swing beds with a margarita in hand or indulging in their flavorful menu filled with favorites for all tastes including burritos, quesadillas, tacos, rice bowls and more. Gezzo’s Cinco de Mayo Mexican Street Fiesta is free to attend. RSVP online at For more information, visit or call (470) 427-3057. Gezzo’s welcomes guests from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays, extending to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Gezzo’s Coastal Cantina is located at 2260 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Vesper Serves up Margaritas and Street Tacos For Cinco De Mayo

Grab the limes and salt; it’s almost Cinco de Mayo! Revelers can celebrate all night long at Vesper on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Beginning at 5 p.m., sip on specialty and signature limey libations such as the Atkins Margarita, packed with a kick of tanteo jalapeño & habanero infused tequila, bravo orange curaçao, house-made sour mix & lime with a salt rim, or opt for the non-alcoholic Bonito with Ritual’s zero-proof tequila. Bite into authentic street tacos alongside new and old friends alike while the Glenwood Park cocktail bar ensures everyone has an unforgettable fiesta Sunday. A local favorite, Vesper is tucked away in Glenwood Park at 924 Garrett St. Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30316. For more information, visit or call 404.963.6902. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @vesperatl. 

Shake Things Up This Cinco de Mayo at Puttshack 

Bring on the tacos and tequila, and let the Cinco de Mayo celebrations commence! There are plenty of great spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta this year, and Puttshack is one of the best. Whether looking to enjoy mouthwatering margaritas after a few rounds or just there for the party, guests can get in the spirit of Cinco de Mayo with a high-energy fiesta on Puttshack’s terrace with a live DJ from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. Shake things up with Puttshack’s Spiced Pineapple Mezcal Margarita, or keep it classy with their Ultimate Top Shelf Margarita. Puttshack is open on Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. for holiday festivities all day and night. Puttshack Atlanta is located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit Stay connected on Instagram & Twitter @Puttshack. 

Birdcage Hosts Free Cinco de Mayo Block Party 

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, four! Birdcage  is gearing up for a festive block party on Sunday, May 5th, 2024, in honor of Cinco De Mayo. Beginning at noon, the blocked-off parking lot to the vibrant Grant Park Latin-inspired haunt will transform into a sun-soaked fiesta. With swift counter service at the roll-up windows, guests are invited to indulge in a specialty menu created by Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer featuring Citrus Adobo Chicken, Chicken Tinga Tacos, street corn, tofu tacos and more. An outdoor walk-up bar will be serving refreshing options like Dos XX, Tecate, House Margaritas, Premium Herdura Margaritas and more. To take the party up a notch, Birdcage will have a live DJ, interactive games and more surprises in store. Birdcage’s Cinco de Mayo Block Party is from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. and free to attend. Birdcage is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and is located at 519 Memorial Drive SE, Suite E1, Atlanta, GA 30312. For more information, visit Stay connected on at @birdcageatl. 

Sat., May 4 & Sun., May 5 – El Super Pan Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

This weekend, El Super Pan at Ponce City Market and The Battery will both be offering a selection of honorary food and drink specials in celebration of Cinco de Mayo! Weekend specials include:

  • El Super Pan at Ponce City Market:
  • $8 Palomas – Blanco tequila, grapefruit Jarritos & Campari
  • $8 Mango Margaritas – Blanco tequila, Chinola mango & lime
  • $12 Chicken Pozole
  • El Super Pan at The Battery
  • $8 Palomas – Blanco tequila, grapefruit Jarritos & Campari
  • $8 Mango Margaritas – Blanco tequila, Chinola mango & lime
  • 3 for $10 Tacos – Asada, Carnitas & Pollo

Sat., May 4, 11am-9pm – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with El Burro Pollo’s Outdoor Taquiza

Bottoms up! El Burro Pollo is ringing in Cinco de Mayo (one day early!) with $3 tacos de asada, $6 tecate, tecate with a tequila shot for $10 and flavorful margaritas for just $7.50. Specials available on Saturday, May 4 only, from 11am to 9pm.


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

Two-Day Arts Festival Featuring Local Art, Live Music, Delicious Bites and More

Free to Attend and Open to All Ages on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, 2024

An annual traditional, Duluth Springs Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The award-winning, two-day, outdoor festival will be held in the fun, vibrant, and culturally diverse City of Duluth, which is home to one of the largest and most enthusiastic art-buying communities in Georgia. Featuring a diverse mix of painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers, and more, festival goers will have the opportunity to explore, shop, view artist demonstrations, and enjoy mouthwatering eats, live music, and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about the Duluth Springs Arts Festival (3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096), visit or


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

Festivities to Take Place Across Various Mellow Locations, May through November

Featuring Special LTO Menu Items, Pop-Up Mellow Pint Nights, New Merch & More

 Mellow Mushroom – the stone-baked pizza brand with 160+ locations nationwide – celebrates 50 years of business this year and is set to mark the golden anniversary with a kaleidoscope of celebratory events across locations from May 14 to November 2024.

Mellow Mushroom will commemorate five decades with the launch of a company-wide, limited-time-only anniversary menu featuring a mix of returning fan-favorites and brand new menu items – including an official 50th anniversary cocktail – alongside a 50th-inspired happy hour experience set to pop up at Mellow locations across the country, newly minted packaging, exclusive 50th themed Mellow Shop merchandise and a national ad campaign.

“As the commemoration of this 50th milestone begins, we want to thank the Mellow Mushroom guests who have recognized our unwavering commitment to quality pizzas, munchies, salads and more for a half century,” said Anne Mejia, Senior VP Brand Development at Mellow Mushroom. “With each Mellow Mushroom restaurant, Mellow owners have created a truly unique and very Mellow experience where guests have celebrated countless first dates, birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions throughout the last 50 years.”

Mellow Mushroom Launches 50th Anniversary LTO Menu Items

May 14 through November 11

Available across all Mellow Mushroom locations, the LTO menu items will be listed within a special 50th anniversary section of the menu. This section includes new items like the Super Pepp Pizza featuring a Mellow Red Sauce base topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, Mama Lil’s Peppers, dollops of seasoned ricotta cheese & a swirl of Mike’s Hot Honey®, Chop To It Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet onions, Mama Lil’s Peppers, black olives, provolone & julienned salami on a bed of chopped Romaine lettuce topped with house-made croutons served with gluten-free red wine vinaigrette on the side, and Honey Sriracha Wings featuring nine double baked honey sriracha wings sprinkled with sesame seeds & chives served with celery, carrots & a choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing. in addition to revived classic pizzas including The Marley featuring jerk chicken, mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage & sweet onions on a pesto base crust and The Maui Wowie featuring a pesto base with mozzarella, honey ham, pineapple, jerk chicken, banana peppers & applewood-smoked bacon. Mixed to perfection to complement the new flavors, the brand will also roll out an official 50th Anniversary cocktail – The Disco Peach made with Jim Beam Bourbon, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, peach, fresh sour & Coca-Cola® – while the recently launched Lavender Groove Lemonade Mocktail (also available as a cocktail) makes its return!

In addition to mouth-watering food and beverage offerings, Mellow Mushroom will introduce three new menu cover art designs, three new pizza box designs, newly branded cups and to-go packaging, 50th themed gift cards and a variety of new themed retail offerings that will be available to shop via the Mellow Mushroom Shop beginning May 14.

Mellow Pint Night: Cheers to 50 Years

Leaning into the brand’s deep-rooted love for pizza and beer, Mellow Mushroom is toasting the big 5-0 with the launch of a pop-up happy hour set to take place across various Mellow locations throughout summer and fall. While guests can already find a huge selection of the best local and international beers on tap at every location, Mellow Pint Night will serve as a one-night-only experience at select Mellow restaurants in an effort to spotlight regional beer partners and their standout pours with featured collectible 50th anniversary pint glasses. To stay up to date on future Mellow Pint Night’s, keep an eye out on local Mellow social pages and news from the brand’s Shroom Room e-club. More details to come!

Touted for its following and counterculture essence, Mellow Mushroom blends the boundaries between art, music, high quality ingredients and passionate standards for dining. Each individual restaurant is uniquely reflective of its local community while holding true to Mellow Mushroom’s core values and brand. Widely known as the originator of hand-tossed, stone-baked, one-of-a-kind pizza, the main menu – anchored by its coveted “secret dough” recipe – boasts fan-favorite pizzas like the Holy Shiitake Pie with olive oil and garlic base, shiitake, button and portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and Wisconsin aged white cheddar, finished with a garlic aioli swirl and a spritz of black truffle oil, garnished with fresh chives and shaved parmesan. Highly customizable Build-Your-Own pizzas are also available, creating the perfect canvas for a kaleidoscope of ingredients with options for meat-lovers, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free and other dietary-conscious diners, alongside a revolving door of munchies, greens, burgers and sweets.

Founded on pizza and beer, guests will also find a huge selection of the best local and international beers on tap at every location. Behind the Mellow Mushroom bar, a variety of made-from-scratch mixers and electric spirits come to life in the form of Liquid Karma Cocktails with standouts including The Campfire Peach Margarita made with Casamigos Blanco & Mezcal Tequilas, peach, jalapeno & house-made agave sour. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/22/24

Featuring a Raw Bar, Seafood Specials from the Grill, Champagne & Sparkling Wines 

Saturday, April 27th From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

TWO urban licks is inviting seafood fanatics to a high-energy Champagne and Oysters Patio Party on Saturday, April 27th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located on the BetlLine in the Old Fourth Ward, guests are invited to listen to live music, sip on a selection of champagne and sparkling wines from their acclaimed wine program and include fresh, raw oysters on the half shell, grilled oysters, seafood specials and much more. TWO’s Champagne and Oysters Patio Party is for ages 21 and up and includes two hours of food and champagne. Tickets are $50 per person; tax and gratuity are not included and available for purchase here. Reservations are required. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA, 30306. For more information, or call 404-522-4622. Stay connected on Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/19/24

Headlined by Acclaimed London-Based Paper Floral Designer & Artist Zoe Bradley & Renowned Atlanta-Based Florist Canaan Marshall of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom”

Featuring Panel Conversations with International Designers, Vibrant Installations, Botanical Markets, Colorful Floral Workshops, Photo Moments & More

Buckhead’s flower fête of the season is back in Buckhead Village with the third annual Bodacious Blooms Flower Festival, slated to make its lively return Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4. Stacked with design heavy hitters including nationally acclaimed London-based paper floral designer Zoe Bradley and Canaan Marshall, renowned Atlanta-based florist of HBO Max’s “Full Bloom” who is returning for his third consecutive year, the community-wide spectacle invites visitors and floral enthusiasts for a weekend of floral installations, hands-on floral workshops from expert floral designers, in-store events, and photo-ready moments.

Alongside Bodacious Blooms veteran florist Canaan Marshall, decorated paper floral designer Zoe Bradley will be joining the ranks this year from London as an acclaimed headliner to show her world-renowned paper sculptures and transform Buckhead Village with magical 3D masterpieces. Having journeyed along an uncommon path, Bradley is a fashion-trained artist who apprenticed with the late icon Alexander McQueen (where she helped create some of his key show pieces) before discovering her love of paper while making experimental, hand-pleated showpieces for Japanese fashion designer Michiko Koshino. With luxury clients ranging from Louis Vuitton, Dior and Estee Lauder to Tiffany & Co., Graff, and Christian Louboutin, Bradley’s work has been featured in publications around the world, including British VogueBritish Harper’s BazaarWallpaper, and Italian Casa Vogue, as well as inclusion in several published books and exhibits in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York, Rio de Janeiro, and Sydney.

Recognized worldwide as a magician for turning a sheet of 2D paper into a monumental 3D stunners, Bradley will bring her talents to The Veranda, Buckhead Village’s outdoor public gathering space, where she will soon unveil a sensational art installation in celebration of this year’s Bodacious Blooms festival. 

Best known for his electric energy and knack for turning the everyday into elegant, decorated Southern designer Canaan Marshall will return for another weekend of show-stopping blooms, floral design workshops and meaningful conversations around the art of floral design, and is set to splash The Veranda’s interior space with a vibrant, live floral install.

From Macon to Atlanta and beyond, Marshall is known for his gorgeous tablescapes, over-the-top mantels, and breathtaking bridal bouquets. In addition to his appearance as a contestant on Season 2 of HBO Max’s Full Bloom, his work can be found in the pages of Southern LivingModern LuxuryFlower MagazineTraditional Home, and Macon Magazine.

For the third year, Jamestown’s Buckhead Village will be partnering with neighboring destinations including Shops Around Lenox, Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta Financial CenterHyatt PlaceThe IntercontinentalThe Kimpton Sylvan HotelResurgens PlazaPATH MuseumBuckhead Tower, and Buckhead Blooms for a walkable weekend with a budding line-up of ticketed events, flower brunches, still life workshops, and over-the-top installations across all properties. Meanwhile on property, Buckhead Village will host an array of live music, themed events, beverages and treats, and in-store happenings from restaurants and retailers including Alice + Olivia, Bella Cucina, Billy Reid, B.M. Franklin, Brown & Co., Buckhead Art & Company, Carousel Fine Art, Fetch Park, Frances Valentine, Gypsy Kitchen, Italian Luxury Interiors, Jenni Kayne, Jerrimiah James, PLANTA Queen, rag & bone, The Daily Pilates, Todd Snyder, Wolford, and Yeppa & Co., and of course, various complementary floral stops along the way.

See below for can’t-miss signature weekend events at Buckhead Village. For more details on additional festive in-store specials, workshops, and events taking place across the property, stay up to date on the latest news HERE

Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7pm at Carousel Fine Art (Buckhead Village)

Meet three creatives known for curating florals throughout their designs and work: London-based paper artist Zoe Bradley; Atlanta-based floral designer Canaan Marshall; and interior designer Whitney Durham. Moderated by Ann Howe, Managing Director of Schumacher, the conversation will be centered around incorporating florals into the every day – both personally and professionally – and how florals inspire their respective crafts. 

Tickets are $75 and include wine provided by Wölffer Estate, light bites prepared by Brush Sushi, an exclusive gift bag, and access to Carousel Fine Arts’ evening event – Spring Reverie: A Contemporary Exploration of Eric Alfaro’s Transient Blossoms –  following the panel.

Friday, May 3, 11:30am-1:30pm at The Veranda at Buckhead Village

Canaan Marshall is returning to Buckhead Village to host a hands-on floral arrangement class in which participants will be guided in designing a breathtaking floral arrangement with Canaan’s signature effortless style. 

This floral experience will be an introductory class perfect for anyone who would like to learn to use everyday floral elements to enhance their next tablescape. Hosted by Buckhead Village, the workshop will take place in the beautiful, weather-protected, open-air pavilion called The Veranda – located at the corner of Bolling Way and Buckhead Avenue, across from Le Bilboquet. Attendees will be provided with florals, a vessel, and all necessary supplies to design a beautiful centerpiece to bring home. 

Tickets are $225 and include a centerpiece floral arrangement ($200 value), an apron & floral shears to use during the workshop, unlimited wine, rosé and non-alcoholic refreshments from Wölffer Estate, a delectable boxed lunch from Bella Cucina, and a three-hour parking validation (*applicable for Buckhead Village parking decks only, not valet).

Saturday, May 4, 8-10am (7am check-in)

buckheadRUN! – Livable Buckhead’s sixth annual 5K – returns! Livable Buckhead is encouraging runners of all ages and abilities to join the fun (and to bring their four-legged friends)! Runners can celebrate spring by dressing in flower-themed costumes and garb. Livable Buckhead will award prizes for the best flower costumes.

This year’s field of runners will follow a new USA Track and Field-certified course that begins at Lenox Square, follows PATH400 to Miami Circle then takes Piedmont Road and East Paces Ferry Road to Buckhead Village. buckheadRUN! is a 2025 Peachtree Road Race qualifier. 

In addition to awards for the fastest runners in various age groups, buckheadRUN! includes a “Fastest Fido” category, bandana giveaways for dogs, a pre-race hype event, and a post-race celebration. Register here.

Saturday, May 4, 10am-4pm

Buckhead Village invites visitors for a day of chic floral installations, live music, sweet treats and in-store promotions! ATL Girl Gang will curate an outdoor, botanical-themed vendor market uplifting women-owned businesses, alongside a blooming floral truck, a vintage photo booth, flower-crown making stations, and yard games. Entry is complimentary and the first 100 guests will receive a special gift.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/19/24

Everything Mother’s Day in Atlanta

Across the city, our renowned local restaurants are rolling out the red carpet with exclusive dining specials designed just for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12.

From bountiful buffets and family-style meals to unique brunch offerings, there’s a perfect spot for every taste and budget. Note that prices listed below do not include tax and gratuity unless otherwise specified, and reservations are encouraged.

  • Aria’s Special Mother’s Day and Graduation Schedule
  • For those looking to celebrate in style, Aria, normally closed on Sunday and Monday, is opening especially for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, from 4:30-8 p.m. and will continue the celebration into May 13 with a special opening at 5:30 p.m. for those honoring Emory University graduates. Please note that Aria will be closed on May 14 and 15, resuming regular business hours on May 16. This special schedule allows families celebrating Mother’s Day and graduation to enjoy Aria’s acclaimed offerings.
  • HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern: A Brunch to Remember
  • All HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern locations invite guests to start Mother’s Day with a cheerful brunch. Opening at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, each tavern will feature mimosa specials to toast to motherhood, accompanied by a selection of brunch favorites, including shrimp and grits, Nutella French toast, and steak and eggs served with breakfast potato hash. This is an ideal setting for those looking to begin their celebrations early in the day with a relaxed yet festive atmosphere.
  • Marlow’s Tavern Rolls Out Mother’s Day Specials
  • Marlow’s Tavern is the perfect destination for those seeking a variety of Mother’s Day specials. Each location will feature a unique take on classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. Guests are encouraged to visit for specific details on the specials available near them, ensuring a personalized and satisfying dining experience for both lunch and dinner.
  • Ray’s Restaurants Offer Decadent Dining Options
  • Ray’s on the River invites guests to indulge in a lavish buffet priced at $85 per person. Highlights include Ray’s classic mini crab cakes, Big Green Egg brisket and potato hash, holiday Nueske’s ham, Faroe Island salmon, apple cider-glazed Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and Key lime pie mousse.
  • Similarly, Ray’s at Killer Creek will host a buffet for $75 per person. Among the offerings are house-smoked salmon, slow-roasted prime rib, popcorn shrimp and grits, garlic rosemary whipped potatoes, and Oreo bread pudding.
  • For those preferring a more intimate setting, Ray’s in the City will be offering a family-style meal for $80 per person with dishes such as warm Maryland crab dip, herb-crusted New York strip, signature crab cakes, Southern-style baked mac and cheese and strawberry shortcake.
  • All Ray’s locations will be open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Mother’s Day.
  • Your 3rd Spot: A Celebration of Atlanta’s “Top Spot for Family Fun”
  • Your 3rd Spot is pulling out all the stops to ensure mothers and their families experience an unforgettable day of joy, games, and culinary delights from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (21+ only after 8 p.m.). Highlights include unlimited access to activities for up to three hours, where families can dive into everything from nostalgic arcade games to cutting-edge interactive experiences. In a toast to the incredible moms, a “Mom”osa Bar will feature an exquisite selection of sparkling wines paired with a spectrum of fresh juices, allowing guests to craft the perfect celebratory drink. The culinary journey continues with a special brunch menu and a chef’s seven-course tasting menu for those looking to indulge. There will also be a card-making station for kids to create heartfelt mementos for their mom and a family photo booth. Admission is $25 per person, which includes an Experiences Pass to unlock the three hours of gaming. Entrance is complimentary for pint-sized patrons (under 3) and esteemed elders (over 65).

Sun., May 12, 11am-3pm (brunch) & 3:30-8pm (dinner) – Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet & Dinner Buffet at Serena Pastificio

Celebrate Mom at Serena Pastificio with a special Mother’s Day brunch buffet! From 11am to 3pm, enjoy the best of Italy with a line-up of coastal seafood, housemade pastas, assorted antipasto and more, alongside a Mimosa Special ($40) that includes one bottle of prosecco plus orange, blood orange and grapefruit juices. $60 per adult and $25 per child (under 12) – reservations can be made via OpenTable here

Menu standouts include:

  • Chef’s selection of sweet & savory pastries
  • Fondutelli al Tartufo | fontina and taleggio filling, braised leek, black truffle cream & parmesan
  • Biscotti e Sugo | black pepper biscuits & Italian sausage gravy
  • Pollo Cacciatore | chicken breast, cacciatore ragù & basil
  • Frittata | asparagus, peas, truffle cream
  • Benedette al Salmone | poached egg, grilled salmon, artichoke spread, cucumber & lemon-basil hollandaise served on an English muffin
  • Costolette di Manzo | prime rib, fennel jus & mustard crema
  • Tiramisu | mascarpone, lady finger, brandy, marsala & cocoa powder

The restaurant will also offer a special Dinner Buffet from 3:30-8pm. $60 per adult and $25 per child (under 12) – reservations can be made via OpenTable here

Menu highlights include:

  • Rigatoni Bolognese | beef, pork and pancetta Bolognese sauce & parmesan
  • Fondutelli al Tartufo | Fontina and Taleggio filling, braised leek, black truffle cream & parmesan
  • Insalata Italiana | lettuce mix, fresh herbs, tomato, sun-dried tomato, artichoke, Cerignola olive, pepperoncini, sunflower seed, ricotta salata & sherry vinaigrette
  • Costolette di Manzo | prime rib, fennel jus & mustard crema
  • Morso di Torta al Cioccolato | chocolate cake, chocolate mousse & whipped cream

Sun., May 12, 11am-2pm – Live! at The Battery’s Mother’s Day Divas Drag BrunchGuests can treat their moms this Mother’s Day with a mouth-watering brunch and performance from Atlanta’s queens of drag. Enjoy the show along with specialty cocktails and the option to add on a brunch buffet. This is a 21+ event, and tickets are available here. Doors open at 11am.

Sun., May 12, Beginning at 9am – Mother’s Day Brunch at Le Bon NoshBeginning at 9am, guests at Le Bon Nosh can order from Chef-Founder Forough Vakili’s brunch menu and enjoy the likes of Smoked Salmon – tzatziki, soft-boiled eggs, pickled red onion, herb salad & housemade seed bread, Savory Power Bowl – bone broth, oats, sautéed greens, bacon, avocado, soft-boiled egg, radish & fermented peppers, Shakshouka – oven-baked tomatoes, farm fresh eggs, feta, cilantro & baguette, and more. Reservations are available here.

Now Available for Pre-order – Mother’s Day Gift Bags

Le Bon Nosh is now accepting pre-orders for “Breakfast in Bed” gift bags to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. Each Le Bon Nosh-branded jute tote will include all of Chef-Founder Forough Vakili’s curated favorites: freshly baked layered biscuits (8), a 5-oz jar of whipped European butter, a 12-oz jar of strawberry jam, a dozen Lemon Shortbread cookies, Biscotti (6), housemade Granola, local coffee & tea by Methodical Coffee roasters & a bottle of champagne. Orders can be placed here now through Friday, May 10, and pick-up can be scheduled after noon on Saturday, May 11 or Sunday, May 12.

Sun., May 12, beginning at 11am – Mother’s Day Brunch Party at Atrium

The Ponce City Market restaurant is throwing a brunch party to celebrate Mother’s Day! From 11am-4pm, guests can enjoy brunch, a complimentary flower and glass of punch for moms, music from a DJ, pink Polaroid photo takeaways and more. A fun wacky waffle special will be available for kids, and reservations (here) are highly suggested.

Sun., May 12, 11am-3pm – Mother’s Day Brunch at Carmel

Carmel is treating moms to a coastal getaway this Mother’s Day complete with brunch and a complimentary glass of bubbly. Highlights include Lobster Scramble with garlic aioli & sourdough, Shrimp & Grits with soft egg, tomato, green onion & sourdough, and Mushroom Toast with sourdough, ricotta, braised mushrooms & greens. Reservations are available here.

Sun., May 12, 11am-3pm – Mother’s Day Brunch at The AmericanoGuests are invited to The Americano to indulge in a prix-fixe menu crafted by celebrity chef Scott Conant, accompanied by live jazz. Savor tableside service for the first course, followed by stations offering made-to-order omelets, carved roasted New York steak, pasta with three house made signature sauces, a variety of sides and delectable desserts. Moms will receive pink roses upon arrival, there will be a pressed flower station where kids can make a gift, and guests will leave brunch with a special Chocolate Truffle Box. Every reservation includes entry into a raffle for a Two Night Spa Retreat Staycation at InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Tickets are available here for $115 per adult, $60 for ages 12 and under and complimentary for children 3 and under.

Sun., May 12, 11:30am – Mother’s Day Brunch at Le Bilboquet

This Mother’s Day, treat maman to a Parisian brunch experience at Le Bilboquet at Buckhead Village. Executive chef Cyrille Holota has crafted a three-course prix fixe menu. Highlights include:

  • La Soupe D’Asperge Verte – a green asparagus soup complete with smoked salmon, lemon zest & chives
  • Terrine de Foie Gras homemade foie gras terrine, toasted brioche and mango chutney; and more. 
  • Le Poulet Cajun – signature Cajun chicken served with beurre blanc sauce, French fries and mixed greens
  • Les Moules Marinière – PEI mussel marinière served with French fries
  • Les Oeufs Bénédict – eggs benedict topped with hollandaise sauce, served alongside mixed greens & French fries
  • Le Pain Perdu – French toast served with maple syrup, strawberries & vanilla ice cream.

Reservations are available here for $95 per person. 

Sun., May 12, 11am – Mothers Day Jazz Brunch Featuring The PR Experience at City Winery

Guests are invited to enjoy City Winery’s brunch buffet alongside a performance by The PR Experience, a jazz duo comprised of Trumpeter Nelson Render and Trombonist Marvin Pryor. Based out of Atlanta, these two musicians represent over 50 years of performance experience including tours, performances and recordings with groups such as The OHIO Players, Cameo, Ray Charles, Mike Phillips, Christopher Williams, Claudia Hayden, ConFunkShun, Alex Bugnon, Najee, Eric Roberson, Mike Phillips, Chi-Lites, The Dells, Third World and many others. These vast experiences in music and performance inspired them to create their own band, uniquely featuring a horn front ensemble with a blended style of jazz, funk and neo-soul. Tickets are available here for $25-35.


Capolinea is a fine-dining, signature restaurant that serves traditional Italian cuisine and handmade pastas, prime-cut steaks, and offers tableside martini service. Capolinea’s Mother’s Day special will feature a 3-course brunch menu at $75 per person, with an option for sparkling wine pairings at $30 per person, served with each course.

Sun., May 12 – Mother’s Day Dinner at Lazy BettyLazy Betty invites guests to celebrate Mother’s Day with their celebrated tasting menu. Each course can be presented with a wine pairing or zero-proof cocktail pairing for a truly guided experience, or guests can order from the restaurant’s beverage book including inventive cocktails, beer, wines by the glass and bottle, wine & spirits flights, dessert wines, zero-proof options and more. And as a special gift, mothers will receive a box of chocolates to take home. Reservations are now available here.

Make Mother’s Day Sweeter With Sugar Shane’s Get ready to wow Mom with the sweetest Mother’s Day treats, courtesy of Sugar Shane’s Gourmet Bakery. The award-winning dessert brand that took the nation by storm with its ginormous and irresistibly decadent cookies, is serving not-to-miss specials just for moms at its four Atlanta locations Tuesday, May 7th through Sunday, May 12th, 2024. Show her just how sweet she is with a Strawberry Donut Cookie, a strawberry-packed cookie with white chocolate chips and a dreamy strawberry donut glaze; Momma’s Brookie, chocolate chip cookies stacked with layers with double fudge brownie topped with a cool pink buttercream swirl; the Buckeye Brownie, a double chocolate brownie with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate ganache topping; and Carrot Cake Bars, a heavenly, mouthwatering mix of sweet and spice. Not an Atlantan? Not to worry. Sugar Shane’s offers nationwide shipping at Visit Sugar Shane’s Gourmet Bakery in Atlanta at Midtown (398 14th Street Atlanta, GA 30318), Ponce City Market (675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE N 145 Atlanta, GA 30308), Sandy Springs (1110 Hammond Drive Suite 30 Atlanta, GA 30328), and Kennesaw (1635 Old 41 Hwy Ste 107 in Kennesaw, GA 30152). Stay connected on Instagram at @sugar_shanes and on Facebook at

Vesper Celebrates Moms With Free Bubbly on Mother’s Day Let’s hear it for the moms! On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2024, Vesper is celebrating all the moms out there with a complimentary glass of bubbly with purchase of food or drinks. Whether soaking up the afternoon sun at a sidewalk bistro table or sharing memories inside the ultra-cozy and chic cocktail bar, Vesper aims to please with elevated cocktails, from signature standouts and playful twists on classics to zero-proof offerings. Taking noshing to a new level, their delicious menu of American tapas and bar bites is ideal for exploring and has something for all tastes, making it an ideal spot to raise a glass to Mom. Located in charming Glenwood Park on the BeltLine, curated playlists and a welcoming staff, make it a local favorite for a reason. Vesper is open seven days a week beginning at 5 p.m. at 924 Garrett St. Suite D, Atlanta, GA 30316. For more information, visit or call 404.936.6902. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @vesperatl. 

Mother’s Day Lunch & Dinner at Amore e Amore Shower mom with love amidst the enchanting garden room of Amore e Amore, adorned with blooming flowers, winding vines, colorful lanterns, and fluttering butterflies. Spring is here, and Amore e Amore welcomes all to indulge in their latest pop-up sensation: Butterflies & Botanicals. Opening early at noon, the charming Italian eatery will offer special prix-fixe menus for Mother’s Day lunch and dinner, featuring delectable dishes such as Wild Filet of Sole Piccata with Polenta, Gnocchi Vodka, Chicken Piccata with White Wine, Lemon & Capers, and more. For the little ones, Amore e Amore offers a children’s menu with house-made pizza bites, meatballs, and kid-sized portions of favorites like cheese ravioli, fettuccine alfredo, and spaghetti and meatballs, all priced at $20. The Mother’s Day prix-fixe menus at Amore e Amore are priced at $65 per person for lunch and $85 for dinner, excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity. Reservations for Mother’s Day require a $25 deposit per person, with the last seating for the evening at 6:45 p.m. For more details or to make a reservation, visit or call 404-600-2176. Conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307, Amore e Amore invites guests to stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.

Spoil Mom in Style at Steak Market on Mother’s Day Treat Mom to a day or night out on the town with Steak Market, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and exceptional, show-stopping signature and seasonal offerings. Midtown’s most alluring steakhouse is pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2024, opening its doors early from 12 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. exclusively for the occasion. Guests are invited to savor brand-new spring specials, including the refreshing Watermelon Salad, Wagyu Bao Buns, Shrimp Casserole, and more. Moms can also delight in Steak Market’s curated selection of champagnes, wines, and signature cocktails. Just in time for spring, enjoy specialty drinks like the Pollen Punch and Minding My Bee’s Knees, alongside nitro martinis such as Berry Fantasy and the beloved Lychee & Rose Martini, adding an extra layer of excitement to the experience. Naturally, Steak Market’s regular menu will feature its impressive selection of steak and fresh seafood dishes, including signature favorites like crab cakes, Lobster Mac & Cheese, seafood tower, and an array of cooked-to-perfection filets, mouthwatering sirloins, and delectable sides. Steak Market is located in Midtown at 793 Juniper Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308, and features a hidden speakeasy underneath the main dining room. For more information or to make a reservation visit or call 470-355-6540. Stay connected on Facebook at and on Instagram @steakmarketatl.  

Mother’s Day Bubble, Bites & Flights Brunch at Flight Club Let it fly this Mother’s Day weekend at Flight Club with bottomless bubbles, bites and flights. On Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2034, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the go-to Social Darts® hub will be serving its brand new brunch menu featuring bottomless mimosa towers and flatbreads along with a side of tech-infused gameplay. With a variety of experience options, guests are welcome to make a 90-minute reservation and choose from packages featuring bottomless or a la carte food and beverage offerings. While reservations are not required, they are highly encouraged. Guests do not have to book gameplay to dine. Flight Club Atlanta is located in Star Metals at 1055 Howell Mill Rd Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30318  For more information or to make a reservation, visit Stay connected on Instagram at and on Facebook at

Spoil Mom With Brunch at Bully BoyBully Boy is opening early at 11 a.m. and serving a special brunch perfect for moms with a love for seafood this Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024. Located just off the BeltLine next to its sister restaurant, TWO urban licks, this local gem boasts a kaiseki-style menu 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 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

Treat Mom to TWO urban licks’ Brunch and Dinner Whether brunch or dinner is her style, TWO urban licks has moms covered this Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024. Known for its wood-fired cuisine, live rotating rotisserie, and 26-foot wine on-tap barrel wall, the landmark BeltLine hot spot will give Mom something to smile about. Whether it’s inside the expansive dining room or outside on the spacious, dog-friendly patio, 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 Fried Chicken Biscuit, Chicken Chilaquiles, of course, the coveted Salmon Chips. For those wishing to celebrate Mother’s Day later in the evening, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Executive Chef Chad Clevenger 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

Brunch the Day Away at Boone’s on Mother’s DayFore-get the stress of planning and treat mom to a relaxing day at Boone’s. On Sunday, May 12, 2024, guests are invited to enjoy elevated new American cuisine while overlooking the stunning Bobby Jones Golf Course in Buckhead. Treat the lady of the hour to a selection of brunch and lunch favorites including Gulf Shrimp & Grits, Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict and Boone’s Monte Cristo. For diners wishing to celebrate later, divulge in the neighborhood spot’s new seasonal dinner menu featuring fresh Seafood Capellini, Sunburst Farms Rainbow Trout, Chili Dusted Pork Tenderloin and more. Visitors are sure to show mothers that they are a true hole-in-one whether dining inside or alfresco on the expansive outdoor patio. Reservations are encouraged. Boone’s is open to the public and can be located at Bobby Jones Golf Course at 2205 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information, please call 770.835.4267 or visit Stay connected on Instagram & Facebook @boonesatl 

Toast to Mom at Dantanna’s This Mother’s Day Give Mom the gift of a delectable brunch this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th, 2024, with Dantanna’s expansive Bottomless Brunch and all-day lunch and dinner menus. Beginning at 11 a.m., family and friends are invited to celebrate Mom and indulge in Dantanna’s extensive brunch menu including breakfast classics, indulgent waffles, sizzling skillets, and much more. To top off the experience, treat Mom to specialty cocktails like the hearty Bloody Mary, the perfect blend of spicy and savory; or opt for the lighter bubbly mimosa. Preparing every dish from scratch using the highest quality experience, the Buckhead staple features an all-American wine and beer list including many local craft beers on tap. Wine lovers can choose from more than 100 selections, with 50 available by the glass. Welcoming parties large and small, guests can dine in the bar, dining room or on the dog-friendly patio throughout the day. 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.

Bring Mom to Brunch at ENZO Steakhouse & BarWith a newly renovated patio, brand new brunch menu, and must-try seasonal offerings, ENZO Steakhouse & Bar is ready to make every mom feel special this Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, head to the Town at Trilith dining spot between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for mouthwatering specials, including a decadent lobster Benedict covered in a rich hollandaise sauce, a delightful baked lemon pancake, mouthwatering pasta carbonara, and much more. Guests can toast the special women in their lives with ENZO’s impressive wine, cocktail and beer program. 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 pasta and sauces, choice cuts of steaks, chops, fresh seafood, plant-based dishes and more. Reservations recommended. 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. 

Mother’s Day Sweet Treats and Eats at Tio Lucho’s Celebrate Mom at Tio Lucho’s Mother’s Day weekend, with sweet treats and Peruvian-inspired eats on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, 12, 2024. Chef, Owner and James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Arnaldo Castillo will serve signature favorites, seasonal offerings and Mother’s Day specials along with their brand new dessert menu created in tandem with acclaimed pastry chef Claudia Martinez of Miller Union. Tio Lucho’s is open for lunch and dinner and is located at 675 N. Highland Ave. NE #6000, Atlanta, GA 30306. For more information, call (404) 343-0278 or visit Stay connected on Facebook at and on Instagram at @tioluchos. 

Mix it Up on Mother’s Day at PuttshackAtlanta Moms are invited to Puttshack Atlanta for an unforgettable Sunday Funday on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2024. The upscale, tech-infused mini-golf destination welcomes families and friends to celebrate and shower mom with love while enjoying a round of putt-putt, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. With four tech-driven courses featuring nine high-energy holes, Puttshack’s game-tracking technology keeps score, letting players focus on their swing while enjoying globally-inspired eats, from sharables and flatbreads to salads and handhelds, along with crafted cocktails and zero-proof options. Puttshack Atlanta is open seven days a week and located at 1115 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318. For more information, please call 404.738.7888 or visit Stay connected on Instagram & Twitter @Puttshack. Families can celebrate from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information or to book a reservation, visit Puttshack Atlanta is located at 1115 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @puttshack. 


“On Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, guests can raise a toast to the extraordinary women in their lives with a sumptuous three-course, prix-fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu. Appetizer options include a Boursin, Spinach, Carrot, and Zucchini Quiche, Brassica’s Signature Yellow Corn Bisque, Burrata with Caramelized Onions, and more. Guests can then enjoy a variety of savory main course dishes like Crab and Lobster Cake, Roast 6 oz Beef Tenderloin, Fried Chicken Egg Benedict, and Seared Faroe Islands Salmon, to name a few. For a dessert as sweet as the woman they’re celebrating, opt for an XL Chocolate Profiterole, Rhubarb Strawberry Tart, or Hummingbird Cake with Roasted Pineapple. Seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the menu costs $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Guests can make reservations via OpenTable.”

Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant
 will be open Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12th from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended on Resy or call 770-475-9100.

Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant will be offering 20% off online gift card purchases on Wednesday, May 8th in celebration of upcoming Mother’s Day. All you need to do is visit Online Ordering by MobileBytes and use code: Mama24 to receive the discount.

Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant is offering take and bakes for at-home gatherings and celebrations with special family and friends

  • Choice of:
  • Lasagna, Chicken Francese, Chicken Piccata, Eggplant Parmigiana PLUS: House Salad and Garlic Bread
  • half tray $75 (feeds 4-6)
  • full tray $150 (feeds 8-12)
  • PICK UP: Friday 5/10 and Saturday 5/11 (before 6:00 pm)
  • Pick up cold and easy baking instructions will be provided to finish at home
  • Call 770-475-9100 to place your orders!
  • Cork & Glass will be hosting Petals & Pour event on Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 p,m.
  • Join in celebrating all the wonderful mothers & treat that superwoman to some flowers with a delightful floral demonstration hosted by The Crafted Company!
  • Tickets are $50 per person & includes the floral demonstration, wine tasting, education, & light bites.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/19/24

 Flamenco Dance Meets Spanish Classical Piano

Sunday, May 19 5pm at Emory Performing Arts Studio

For the first time in Atlanta, witness the extraordinary fusion of flamenco dance and Spanish classical piano music! Learn how Spanish classical composers captured the essence of flamenco, including traditional flamenco guitar, and transformed it into mesmerizing piano compositions.

Entre Mundos – Between Worlds, is a show that explores the unexpected connection between two seemingly distinct musical realms: Spanish classical music and flamenco dance.

Piano: Dr. Marina Bengoa – Roldán
Dance: Ania “La Candela”

This show will unravel the hidden threads that bind Spanish classical music and flamenco dance, revealing how they have inspired one another throughout history. It’s an educational journey that will enrich the audience’s appreciation of these rich and respected musical traditions.

The show features Dr. Marina Bengoa, a gifted pianist whose virtuosity on the piano will breathe life into beloved Spanish classical pieces that resonate with audiences around the world, proving that classical music can be exhilarating and enjoyable for all.

Tickets: $30-75

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