Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/23

Staple Restaurant on Atlanta’s Dining Scene Marks Two Decades of Business  

Word of Mouth Restaurants is proud to announce the 20th Anniversary of HAVEN Restaurant. The milestone celebration takes place on Thursday, Nov. 16 starting at 7 p.m. Word of Mouth Restaurants invites the community to join in the festivities and enjoy an evening of signature HAVEN fare, live music by Penelope Road, select signature cocktails, beer and wine, giveaways and more. Benefiting Ashford Park Elementary School, tickets cost $60 per person (tickets include food and drink) and can be purchased online at   

Established in 2003, HAVEN, was Word of Mouth Restaurants’ Founder Michel Arnette’s first restaurant. The inception of HAVEN brought Dresden Drive its first upscale dining experience, showcasing modern American cuisine with southern flair. Over the years, HAVEN has become a beloved Brookhaven institution, known for its seasonal cuisine, warm ambiance, and unwavering commitment to superior hospitality. Since opening, HAVEN has remained a favorite among locals and visitors alike, earning a reputation as a neighborhood gem for unforgettable dining experiences.  

“I would like to take a moment of reflection and personally thank every family team member who has been an integral part of our 20-year journey of nourishing our community and serving up great food and genuine hospitality. Additionally, I want to celebrate our neighbors in Brookhaven and Atlanta. This 20-year celebration would have never been possible without their support and friendship! As we continue to build on this success, my team and I promise to blaze new trails and offer our guests and friends new and exciting dining destinations,” says Arnette.   

Celebrate 20 years of HAVEN with Word of Mouth Restaurants and purchase tickets for an unforgettable night of food, drinks, music and memories in Brookhaven.   


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/17/23

Beginning Tuesday, October 17 through Thanksgiving, November 23, 2023, Dantanna’s is celebrating two decades of success with an array of special offerings, givebacks, a raffle, and more. An Atlanta dining institution founded by restauranteur David Clapp, the go-to destination for sports, steak, and cigar enthusiasts is bringing back fan-favorite classics like the Frueben, Salmon BLFGT, Dirty Bird, and Short Rib Loaded Fries along with the Scallop Lobster Risotto where $5 from every purchase goes to The Kyle Pease Foundation, a non-profit whose goal is to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through sports. Patrons are invited to raise a glass with limited-time specialty 20th anniversary giveback libations, the Double Decade Dantini and Citrus Slam Paloma. Not only will $1 be donated to The Kyle Pease Foundation for each cocktail sold, but guests will automatically be entered to win an anniversary gift basket. Additionally, the restaurant will reveal surprise offerings on Facebook and Instagram at @dantannas. Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox at 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304, Atlanta, GA 30326 and is open for dine-in, takeout and delivery. For more information or to make a reservation visit or call 404.760.8873. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/11/23

Hispanic Heritage Month Event Set To Showcase Creations from Lineup of Esteemed Chefs

Portion of Proceeds To Benefit Ser Familia

El Super Pan, the lively Latin kitchen and bar from Puerto Rican Chef Hector Santiago, will host a National Mofongo Day celebration on Sunday, September 24 at the restaurant’s location at The Battery (455 Legends Pl #862), organized by Taste Network. Celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Month, National Mofongo Day honors Puerto Rico’s national dish, which  features ingredients such as pork, garlic, olive oil, broth, and of course, the main ingredient, plantain. The event at El Super Pan will marry the robust flavors of Mofongo with the culinary artistry of an acclaimed lineup of chefs, immersive cocktail experiences and Spanish wines. Participating international talent will include National Mofongo Day Founder Jose Mendin of Pubbelly (Miami), Host Chef Hector Santiago of El Super Pan (Atlanta), Andre Gomez of Jose Sucio (Atlanta), Julio Delgado of Fogón and Lions (Atlanta), Santiago Gomez of Palo Santo (Atlanta), Cesar Zapata of Phuc Yea (Miami), Xavier Pacheco of Bacoa & Los Guapos (Puerto Rico), Fernando Desa of Goya Foods (New Jersey), Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog (St. Paul) and Brady Lowe of Taste Network.

Established by celebrity Chef Jose Mendin, National Mofongo Day expands upon the plantain-based recipe by inviting guests to engage with Puerto Rican culture. The tasting event at El Super Pan will do just that by showcasing vibrant creations from a remarkable roster of Latin culinary experts. The evening’s festivities will include exclusive cocktail experiences, expertly crafted to complement the delightful Mofongo dishes including a specially brewed beer from Wrecking Bar Brewpub. The standup tasting experience will emulate the lively streets of San Juan with the Jim Beam® Lechón A La Varita whole roasted pig experience, savory and sweet libations from Bacardi Reserva Ocho, prestigious Spanish wines hailing from Ribera del Duero and Rueda and more.

The event will take place at El Super Pan (The Battery) on Sunday, September 24 from 5-9pm. Tickets are now available for $85 per person. A portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to Ser Familia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Latin families through educational initiatives, community engagement and family services. For more information, please visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/4/23

Guests Are Invited to Unwind on the Buckhead Rooftop Oasis,

Savor Pan-Mediterranean Cuisine and Soak in the Sounds of Live Music

Every Sunday 4:30 pm


Get ready to Basque in the Sun” again at Gypsy Kitchen. Guests will feel as if they have been transported to a land far, far away, thanks to the restaurant’s Moorish design and delectable food with blended flavors from the cultures of Spain, Morocco, Greece, and more. Gypsy Kitchen is also named one of Atlanta’s best rooftop restaurants thanks to its enviable views of Buckhead.

“Basque in the Sun Sundays” take place every Sunday on Gypsy Kitchen’s rooftop, with live music starting at 4:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a curated menu that features three varieties of flatbread (lamb sujuk, jamon serrano, and roasted mushroom) and libations such as the hibiscus gin spritz, watermelon basil, and 50 Shades of Purple that serves four guests and mixes flower-infused gin, passion fruit, lemon, and cava.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/24/23

Sunday, September 17, Aziza is hosting a Fall Equinox & Rosh Hashanah Dinner to celebrate new beginnings in honor of the two occasions. The menu is $90 per person, and reservations can be booked here from 5-10pm.

Located in West Midtown, Aziza (“happiness” in Arabic) offers modern Israeli cuisine with fresh takes on traditional dishes, while paying homage to Founder Tal Baum’s childhood in Israel. This dinner will celebrate the season’s harvest and incorporate the restaurant’s staple flavors, all  with a particular focus on 10 symbolic Rosh Hashanah food items through various dishes & courses. 

“Our upcoming dinner aims to blend the spirit of renewal associated with both Rosh Hashanah and the equinox,” says Oliva Founder Tal Baum. “It is an opportunity to celebrate an evening of new beginnings together.”

Traditionally, Rosh Hashanah starts with a small Seder (similar to the Passover Seder), composed of different blessings all related to successful new beginnings, positivity, prosperity and renewal. A seasonal ingredient or dish is associated with each blessing – think pomegranate, apple, honey, dates, pumpkin, lamb and fish. The seasonal fare and the different blessings will be weaved throughout the menu and will allow guests to learn more about this beautiful Jewish New Year tradition while enjoying a phenomenal multi-course dinner. 




Salatim for the Table

Roasted Beets – honey vinaigrette, hazelnut oil, apples

Chirshi – butternut squash, pepitas, sumac

Babaganoush – pine nuts, pomegranate, tehina


Choice of:


Hummus Lamb Mechoui –  silan, harissa oil

Hummus Vegetarian – leeks, black garlic, Laban Kishk


Choice of:

Lamb Loin Kebab – Turnip, fennel, cipollini, green chermoula

Lamb & Brisket Manti – tomato brown butter, labne, Aleppo, mint

Grilled Branzino – tamarind, fenugreek, spiced potatoes, toum

Stuffed Grape Leaves – lentils, walnuts, smoked cinnamon, chraime, crispy okra


Apple Tart – honey ice cream

Malabi – Rose, Pistachios 

Pomegranate Sorbet


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/3/23

Every Thursday through 8/31!

Join TWO urban licks as they raise a glass to its newest summer offering, Taco and Tequila Thursdays. Running until August 31st from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy three chef’s choice tacos for $20 on their spacious, dog-friendly patio on the BeltLine. To further embrace the season of alfresco sipping, the Old Fourth Ward destination will have an array of tequila infused drink specials on hand including margaritas, Palomas, and more. Making Thursdays a whole lot tastier. TWO urban licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306 and boasts an expansive, dog-friendly patio, spacious dining room and bar area. For more information or to make reservations, call 404.522.4622 or visit


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/13/23

In the Next Installment of the Four Hands Collaborative Dinner Series,
Atlas Will Host the Nigerian-Born Chef from July 19 – 22

 Known for its elevated dining experiences, Atlas, located at the St. Regis in Atlanta, continues to lead the way in Atlanta’s culinary scene. In a continuation of its Four Hands Collaborative Dinner Series, Atlas Underground will host award-winning Chef Michael Elégbèdé for a four-night tasting menu experience from Wednesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 22.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside Chef Elégbèdé,” said Atlas & Garden Room Culinary Director Freddy Money. “I’m looking forward to learning, sharing, and collaborating together as we produce a stunning and tasteful dining experience for our guests.”
A Nigerian native and third-generation chef, Michael Elégbèdé has revolutionized traditional Nigerian gastronomy through his philosophy of celebrating his indigenous food, traditions, and ingredients. Chef Michael studied at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, and trained at two of the world’s leading restaurants – Eleven Madison Park and Nomad.
Since then, Elégbèdé has gone on to found Abòri, an organization aiming to facilitate the continual development of the Nigerian culinary space, and open ÌTÀN T.K, which offers an exciting tasting menu and wine pairings in his hometown of Lagos. ÌTÀN was listed as one of the best places to eat in the world by La Listé in 2022, and in the same year, Chef Michael received a World’s 50 Best Next Award. Chef Elégbèdé’s work in Nigerian gastronomy has also been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, Chefs’ Manifesto, Dangote, CNN, BBC, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations.
The Four Hands Dinner with Chef Michael Elégbèdé will take place in Atlas Underground, Atlas’s exclusive summer experience located in the Maisonette Room of the St. Regis Buckhead. At $220/person, guests can expect four nights of culinary artistry, featuring an exquisite tasting menu experience inspired by the traditional ingredients of Nigerian cuisine. Reservations are now open and can be made here with seating options open from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Guests may enter Atlas Underground through the Maisonette front entrance located to the right of the hotel valet as they arrive, or from the hotel lobby, by using the hallway to the right of the Salon.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

With a Kitchen Remodel Underway, Atlas + The Garden Room Offer Unique Summer Spins for the Next Seven Weeks
Reservations Are Now Open, Don’t Miss These Limited Time Experiences

Atlas and The Garden Room are taking guests to places they haven’t been before for a limited time only. Both restaurants have created a set of unique dining experiences for guests to enjoy through July and early August. This summer, Atlas guests are invited to go underground with Atlas Underground in the Maisonette Room of the St. Regis Buckhead, enjoy exclusive libations in Atlas Tavern (the bar area of the restaurant), and delight in decadent pastries in a whole new way in the Choux Box aka Papillion Room (Private Dining Room of Atlas). The Garden Room has also introduced its Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series, a series of rotating culinary experiences featuring elevated takes on comfort food.
“What do you do when your kitchen needs a refresh, and you have two restaurants to run? You get creative, you improvise, and you find ways to innovate while you renovate,” explained Atlas + The Garden Room Culinary Director Freddy Money. “We’ve rolled out a variety of unique, one-time-only dining offerings that offer an impeccable experience while tapping into the lightness of summer and fun vacation/staycation vibes.”
Here are more details on all the ways you can dine with Tavistock Atlanta’s offerings this summer, before each experience ends:
ATLAS Underground + The Tavern at Atlas:
Located in the Maisonette Room of the St. Regis Buckhead, Atlas Underground takes the Atlas culinary experience to new heights (or, more fittingly, exciting lows). The experience takes guests on a gastronomic adventure highlighting powerful flavors, textures, and the freshest ingredients. Atlas Underground features the restaurant’s acclaimed Chef’s Tasting Menu, along with three-tiered wine pairings from its renowned cellar. Guests of Atlas Underground may enter through the Maisonette front entrance located to the right of the hotel valet as they arrive, or they may enter from the hotel lobby, by using the hallway to the right of the Salon. Reservations are limited for Atlas Underground and are available Wednesday – Saturday, 6:00 –10:00 p.m.
The Tavern at Atlas is the bar area in the front of the Atlas dining room. The Tavern serves an array of beverage offerings, including curated mocktails, delicious cocktails, and wine selections from the renowned Atlas cellar. Atlas Tavern will also feature dishes from The Garden Room’s Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series. Reservations for the Tavern are available Wednesday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The Garden Room:
The Garden Room is giving guests a taste of vacation with its Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series. Complimenting the relaxed vibe the summer weather brings, each exclusive experience will generate a buzz that guests won’t want to miss. The Summer Staycation Pop-Up Series will feature three distinct culinary experiences, all focused on guilty pleasures. While the dishes take inspiration from American comfort food classics, the series also emphasizes innovative cocktails and sommelier selections. The June pop-up is already underway and features the theme “Burger & Lobster,” and features an array of indulgent plates, including the Hamptons Delux, a lobster roll featuring butter-poached lobster, remoulade, celery, chives and lemon zest on a toasted Parker house roll, and the Savage Burger, featuring a Westholme beef patty topped with seared foie gras, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and truffle mayo. The July and August pop-ups will feature more fun and delicious summer menu items that leave guests wanting more. Reservations for each Summer Staycation Series pop-up are available Wednesday – Thursday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Choux Box in the Papillion Room at Atlas:
The Papillion Room at Atlas has transformed into a boutique pop-up experience for the summer months called Choux Box. This unique pastry concept was created by Atlas Executive Chef Freddy Money and Pastry Chef Eric Snow, and focuses on an innovative approach to pastry, using only the finest ingredients to create unique flavor combinations that delight the senses. Each pastry is carefully crafted to taste incredible while exuding a sense of luxury and elegance, making it a delectable masterpiece. Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, guests will have the opportunity to explore the Choux Box Pastry Boutique, where they can indulge in delectable Choux pastries and savor a delightful combination of Caviar and Champagne, brought to them in collaboration with Moët Hennessy. Stay tuned for the full announcement on this experience.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Lunch at Brunch, Lunch in the Sunroom, Live Music Mondays, and Wine Wednesdays Lure Guests throughout the Work Week

5Church Buckhead, the renowned dining destination known for its innovative cuisine and vibrant atmosphere, is excited to announce the latest additions to its weekly offerings, designed to captivate guests throughout the week. Guests can make reservations via OpenTable.

·       Brunch at Lunch: Why limit the joys of brunch to just the weekends? 5Church Buckhead is breaking the mold by introducing brunch during lunch. The talented chefs have incorporated popular dishes from their renowned brunch menu into the weekday lunch offerings. Guests can now elevate their midday dining experience with a perfect blend of lunch and brunch offerings and indulge in mouthwatering brunch-inspired entrees including the beloved chicken and waffles Monday through Friday. View the Brunch at Lunch menu online.

·       Lunch in the Sunroom:  Guests can escape the chaos of the city and immerse themselves in a garden-themed sunroom oasis. 5Church Buckhead invites guests to enjoy their curated lunch dishes amidst lush greenery in the sunroom. The sunroom is open Monday through Friday, providing a serene space for a tranquil lunch experience. View the Lunch in the Sunroom menu online.

·       Live Music Mondays: 5Church Buckhead invites guests to kick off the week with soulful and melodic experiences. Every Monday night from 6-9 p.m., talented musicians will serenade guests with captivating performances. This experience is the perfect way to elevate a Monday evening and set the tone for a great week ahead.

·       Wine Wednesday: Wine lovers can embark on a journey of exquisite flavors during Wine Wednesday when 5Church Buckhead offers all bottles priced at $100 or less for half-price. Guests can delve into 5Church’s carefully curated wine list, featuring a diverse selection of reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling wines. Whether a seasoned aficionado or casual wine enthusiast, this is an excellent opportunity to discover and indulge in exceptional wines at a remarkable value.


  • Brunch for Lunch starts July 7, 2023
  • Lunch in the Sunroom is now available
  • Live Music Mondays starting July 10, 2023, from 6-9 p.m.
  • Wine Wednesdays starting July 12, 2023


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Ongoing Events with Maven Restaurant Group: Live Music, Happy Hour, Lunch Specials and more!

Mon.-Sat., 4-6pm – Happy Hour at Lapeer Steak & Seafood

Every Monday through Saturday, guests are invited to belly up to the bar Lapeer Steak & Seafood for a special happy hour featuring the freshest summertime cocktails and $2 Chefs Pick Oysters. All oysters are sustainably sourced and available alongside the regular menu. To make a reservation, visit Lapeer’s website.

Every Fri. & Sat., 7-10pm – Live Music at South Main Kitchen

Every Friday and Saturday evening, South Main Kitchen invites guests to enjoy live tunes from local artists while indulging in menu favorites like Gumbo, Creole Pasta Monica, the Allgood Burger and a seasonal list of craft cocktails. Upcoming performances include:

  • Friday, July 7 – Live music featuring Jeremy Wayne Dean
  • Saturday, July 8 – Live music featuring Scott Clayton
  • Friday, July 14 – Live music featuring Harrison Bounds
  • Saturday, July 15 – Live music featuring Layne Denton
  • Friday, July 21 – Live music featuring Chris Butler
  • Saturday, July 22 – Live music featuring Keefe Klug

Every Week – Weekly Specials at Butcher & Brew Halcyon!

Butcher & Brew’s Halcyon location invites guests to enjoy a selection of weekly specials including discounted beer, burgers and bingo night! The line-up includes:

  • Mondays: Try the spot’s iconic Butcher Burger and a beer for just $15 (pre-tax)
  • Tuesdays: Ladies night! Featuring half-off all bottles of wine and $8 select cocktail specials.
  • Wednesdays: It’s “Wing Wednesday”! Purchase an order of wings and get a second order of equal amount for half-off. $20 beer buckets & $14 beer flights also available.
  • Thursdays: Musical Bingo! Begins at 7pm – prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded, plus $20 beer buckets and $14 beer flights will also be available.

Mon.-Fri., 11am-3pm – New Lunch Specials at Butcher & Brew

Butcher & Brew is offering a new lunch special! Weekdays from 11am-3pm, the menu’s selection of salads and bowls are available for $18.99 and include a choice of protein and a soft drink. Available at both the downtown Alpharetta and Halcyon Forsyth locations. 

Every Month – Burger of The Month Special at Butcher & Brew

Each month, both locations offer a unique burger available exclusively for that month. Past burgers have included The Milo made with double smashed patties, American cheese, diced onion, house pickle & a special sauce all atop a pressed bun and The Ares, a double smash patty, house made tzatziki, red onion, sliced tomato, crumbled feta & arugula. All burgers of the month are announced on their Instagram here.