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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/17/24

From Livable Buckhead, Buckhead Restaurant Week Will Take Place July 22-27

Featuring Menus & Specials Across All Buckhead Village Restaurants Including Brush Sushi, Carmel, Gypsy Kitchen, Le Bilboquet, Le Colonial, PLANTA Queen, The Southern Gentleman, Yeppa & Co., & More

In celebration of the return of Livable Buckhead’s Buckhead Restaurant Week taking place from Monday, July 22 through Saturday, July 27, Buckhead Village announces a flavorful line-up of prix-fixe menus and specials at all restaurants throughout the property. Set to take neighbors on a weeklong global culinary journey, participating Buckhead Village restaurant offerings include: 

Prix-Fixe Lunch & Dinner Menus at Brush Sushi

Lunch Menu | $25 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Spicy Tuna Tartar Bites, Seared Miso Duck Side Salad OR Tempura Sampler

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Sando, Spicy Miso Chicken Ramen OR Bara Chirashi Bowl

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Matcha Soft Serve, Lychee Jasmine Sorbet OR Matcha Croissant Cube 

Dinner Menu | $75 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Spicy Tuna Tartare, Tempura Tasting OR Seared Miso Duck

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Sushi & Sashimi (5 x sushi, 3 x sashimi, tamago), Hamachi Kama OR Choice of 2 Rolls: Chili Avocado, Snow Crab California, *Spicy Tuna, *Yellowtail Jalapeno, *Salmon Citrus “Contains nuts”, *Tekka, Kabayaki Unagi, Ume Shiso, *Negitoro 

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Seasonal Sundae, Matcha Pineapple Roll Cake OR Dacquoise


Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu at Carmel | $75 per person, $55 drinks pairing

1ST COURSE – for the table:

Milk Bun – togarashi butter

Tuna Tartare – green tomato & pink peppercorn

Pairs with: Lychee Martini OR Sunburst Spritz

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Avocado & Crab – tomato, cucumber, serrano, & toastados

Mussels – Applewood bacon, shallots, & grilled toast

Watermelon – feta, mint, harissa, & nigella seed

Caesar Salad – bottarga, anchovy, & bread crumb

Pairs with: Sauv Blanc+, Rottensteiner ‘Kitz’ OR Riesling, Kate Arnold

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Redfish – spring onion, green garlic, & white wine

Truffle Lasagna – celery root, bechamel, & pecorino

NY Strip –  80z, sauce au poivre, & roasted potatoes

Whole Lobster – grilled lemon, herbs, & brioche crumbs (additional $15)

Pairs with: Chenin Blanc, Field Recordings OR Routestock Cab Sauvignon

4RD COURSE – Choice of:

Pavlova – passionfruit, pineapple, & black lime

Seared Milk Cake – Pearson’s peaches, streusel, & vanilla Chantilly cream

Pairs with: Caravella Limoncello OR Amaro Montenegro


Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu at Gypsy Kitchen | $65 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Grilled Skirt Steak, Chickpea Hummus OR Grilled Spanish Octopus

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Seafood Paella, Harissa Chicken OR Tallow Ribeye

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Baklava Cheesecake OR Flourless Chocolate Torte


Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu at Le Bilboquet | $65 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Le Gazpacho de Tomate – chilled tomato basil soup

Le Tartare de Thon tuna tartare, sesame dressing, & crispy wonton

Le Melon et Jambon de Bayonne – cantaloupe, cherry heirloom tomatoes, prosciutto, & verjus

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Le Poulet Cajun – Cajun chicken, French fries, mixed greens salad, & beurre blanc

Le Risotto – summer squash, zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, & rosemary

La Sole-limande – Mediterranean Sole, ratatouille, & basil pesto

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Le  Pêche Melba – vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, raspberry coulis, candied almond, & a waffle cone

La Crème Brûlée – caramelized vanilla custard

Les Fruits Rouges – seasonal berries & whipped cream


Prix-Fixe Lunch & Dinner Menus at Le Colonial

Lunch Menu | $30 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Cha Gio | Crispy Shrimp & Pork Roll – jumbo shrimp, True Story Pork, wood ear mushrooms, mint, cilantro, & chili lime sauce

Goi Cuon | Chilled Shrimp Roll – jumbo shrimp, rice noodles, lettuce, bean sprouts, aromatic herbs, peanuts, & peanut sauce

Le Colonial Salat – Georgia-grown greens, watermelon radish, pomegranate seeds, heirloom tomato, Georgia pecans, & Yuzu grapefruit dressing

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Ga Xao Xa Ot | Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry – Cage Free Prestige Farm Chicken, turmeric, lemongrass, jalapeño, G&R Farms Vidalia onions, mushrooms, & Thai basil

Tau Hu Cari | Yellow Tofu Curry – organic vegan tofu, mango, yams, Japanese eggplant, green beans, yellow coconut curry sauce, & toasted cashews

Ca Hoi Nuong | Roasted Salmon – miso glazed faroe island salmon, baby bok choy, organic shiitake mushrooms, coconut lobster broth, & annatto oil

*Jasmine Rice included with second course

Dinner Menu | $65 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Sui Cao Chien | Pan-Seared Chicken Dumplings – Prestige Farm chicken, scallions, ginge,r & black vinegar sauce

Goi Du Du | Papaya Salad  Hillside Gardens pickled carrots, rau ram, toasted peanuts, crispy shallots, mint, Thai basil, & spicy red curry dressing

Suon Nuong | Baby Back Ribs – chargrilled Berkshire pork ribs with signature Vietnamese dry rub, lemongrass, cabbage slaw, scallion oil, & toasted peanuts

Ca Song | Tuna Tartare – Hass avocado, sweet chili, Baker Farm cucumber, red shiso, soy caviar, & taro chips (+$5)

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Ga Xao Gung | Ginger Glazed Chicken Claypot – braised chicken thigh, haricot verts, black peppercorn, caramelized fish sauce, toasted cashews, & red onion

Bo Luc Lac | Shaking Beef – caramelized filet mignon, Valverde Farm greens, Stone Creek watercress, onions, &  lime pepper vinaigrette

Do Bien Xao Thom | Shrimp and Calamari Stir-Fry – jumbo shrimp, calamari, asparagus, Sweet Vidalia onions, eggplant, scallions, & spicy chili oil

Ca Chien Dac Biet | Seabass – organic shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, coconut lobster broth, & annatto oil (+$8)

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Sui Cao Chien | Fresh Summer Berry Tart – pandan &  lemongrass raspberry consommé

Ice Cream or Sorbet


Prix-Fixe Dinner Menu at PLANTA Queen | $45 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Summer Roll jicama, avocado, carrot salmon, lettuce, sesame, & soy paper

Unagi Shiitake Crispy Rice – avocado, slaw, & truffle ponzu sauce

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Korean BBQ Tofu Bowl – gochujang, slaw, edamame, sesame, crispy onions, ponzu, & rice

Udon Noodles – truffle mushroom cream

3RD COURSE – Choice of:

Strawberries n’ Cream Puff – whipped custard & mint

S’mores Chocolate Pie – toasted marshmallow & graham crust


Prix-Fixe Lunch & Dinner Menus at The Southern Gentleman

Lunch Menu | $25 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Deviled Eggs OR White Cheddar Hush Puppies

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Georgia Local Lettuce Salad, TSG Hot Chicken Sandwich OR Short Rib Grilled Cheese

Dinner Menu | $45 per person

1ST COURSE – Choice of:

Deviled Eggs OR White Cheddar Hush Puppies

2ND COURSE – Choice of:

Shrimp & Grits OR Fried Chicken


Pineapple Cheesecake


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/16/24

Shoppers denim donations to be given to local community thrift store reinvesting proceeds from donations into local charities

The Avenue Peachtree City, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center, has kicked off Denim Days, a denim recycling promotion aimed at highlighting community connections with sustainability. All denim items collected will be donated to Clothes Less Traveled in Peachtree City.

“Fall is right around the corner! As we look forward to kicking off a new school year, there is no better time to clean out your wardrobe and stock up on new pieces you can wear all year long,” said Johnathan Andrews, general manager at The Avenue Peachtree City. “Our Denim Days campaign promotes sustainability by allowing The Avenue shoppers to give their pre-loved denim a new home and enjoy incredible deals and discounts all while empowering change in the local community.”

Starting now through July 30, shoppers are encouraged to drop off their used denim to select stores to take advantage of amazing discounts, freebies, and a chance to win a custom creation from denim upcycling brand American Butt Clothing. The Avenue will also be giving away center-themed swag bags for each donation while supplies last at its office located near Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern.

Promotions at participating stores include: 

  • American Eagle – Enjoy $10 off a new pair of denim with a donation
  • Barnett & Co – Donate at least one pair of denim and get 20 percent off regular-priced denim on the day of drop-off
  • Beignets & Brew – Get 20 percent off an order of Beignets with a donation
  • Souls by LT – Donate a denim item to get 10 percent off your entire purchase of regular-priced items
  • Talbots – Enjoy up to 40 percent off a single item with a denim donation

For more information, please visit avenuepeachtreecity.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/16/24

Family Golf Tournament Offers a Unique, Low Cost, Engaging Activity for Atlanta Kids!

An exciting opportunity for families to play sports, learn and grow in a healthy environment at Stone Mountain Golf Club. 

Stone Mountain Golf Club offers a Family Golf Tournament this summer, to create memories and develop bonds in a rewarding and affordable environment. July 27th at 3:30pm, a 9-hole tournament offers adults and kids the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors while playing on Stone Mountain Golf Club’s, US Kids Golf approved, family friendly golf course for the low price of $50 per team, up to 4 players. 

“July is family golf month and we wanted to encourage families, and mentors of kids, to join us on the course.  Golf teaches life skills, promotes bonding, and opens new opportunities.  By creating an accessible price and fun atmosphere to attract kids to our sport, we hope parents will spend an afternoon creating memories that last a lifetime with their kids this summer,” said Brian Oliver, Golf Pro and General Manager of Stone Mountain Golf Club.

The Stonemont course, one of two at Stone Mountain Golf Club, was recently designated a family friendly course by US Kid’s Golf.  This enhancement offers a course that is adapted for learning and skillsets of all ages.  “We wanted a course that was challenging but helped to grow the sport for those still learning, or a group with a wide array of skillsets,” said Oliver.  “By working with US Kids Golf, we kept the course as it was originally intended and offered alternative resources that everyone could find welcoming to play.”

The upcoming tournament offers teams, with 2-4 players, participation for the low entry fee of $50.  The 9-hole scramble includes a golf cart and prizes for the top placements in the tournament, while ensuring fun for everyone involved. 

Registration is available at https://www.atlantaevergreen.com/smgc-family-golf-tournament.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/16/24

While we’re experiencing the deep heat of summer, the promise of cooler days ahead makes it the perfect time to announce Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces’ 2024 fall festival lineup. Starting with the Buckhead Arts Festival on the first day of fall and wrapping up with the always magical Piedmont Holiday Gift Market, this year’s festivals offer art and entertainment lovers countless opportunities to sip, shop, stroll, eat, and play—all for free and for the entire family (and pups). 

Sip, Shop and Stroll at the Buckhead Arts Festival

Held in the heart of Buckhead, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will once again present the Buckhead Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The two-day outdoor arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Festival goers can celebrate the arrival of fall while shopping, strolling, and enjoying artist demonstrations and high-energy DJs. The festival will also offer a variety of food and beverage options from vendors and merchants in Buckhead Village. Free to attend, the Buckhead Arts Festival (259 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305) is open to all ages, and leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, visit buckheadartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.

Celebrate Creativity at Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival

Sandy Springs Fall Arts Festival  returns on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 15, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Featuring more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers will have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area and a variety of food trucks for all tastes. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about Sandy Springs Artsapalooza (6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328), please visit sandyspringsartsapalooza.com  or  www.affps.com. 

Live Artfully at the Fall Festival on Ponce

Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the Fall Festival on Ponce will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. in historic Olmsted Linear Park.  The two-day festival will feature 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and outsider art.  While taking in the beautiful fall foliage and charming park, festival goers are invited to enjoy local food trucks, beverages, a children’s play area, live, acoustic music and much more.  The Fall Festival on Ponce (Olmsted Linear Park,1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307) is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com. Stay connected on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/festivalonponce

Fall Family Fun at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival 

Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the return of the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, October  12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 13, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park, conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features DJs, food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OldFourthWardParkArtsFestival.

Kickstart Holiday Shopping at Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival

The Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival will return to the beautiful Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 3, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, this award-winning, two-day festival will feature more than 185 artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, and jewelers. Event goers are invited to enjoy a children’s area, view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities, and explore a variety of offerings from food trucks and vendors while listening to lively sets from local DJs. Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival (Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327) is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit www.chastainparkartsfestival.com and www.affps.com. Stay connected on Facebook at /www.facebook.com/ChastainArtFest.

Art, Eats & Entertainment: Experience the Uncommon Bizarre at Piedmont Park

The Uncommon Bizarre, a lively two-day event produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, invites shoppers and event enthusiasts to Piedmont Park on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 17, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discover a diverse array of vendors, including talented makers, crafters, jewelers, photographers, and skilled artists in various mediums. Open to all ages, this family-friendly festival offers the perfect opportunity to shop, stroll, and mingle with juried artists while enjoying delicious fare from a variety of food trucks. The Uncommon Bizarre at Piedmont Park (1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309) is free to attend, open to all ages, and welcomes leashed dogs. For more information, please visit www.affps.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/affps.


Unwrap the Magic at the Piedmont Holiday Gift Market 

Get into the holiday spirit at the second annual Piedmont Holiday Gift Market. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, this festive two-day event will take place in Piedmont Park, right in the heart of Midtown, over Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, December 1, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., festivals goers are invited to sip on hot cocoa, listen to holiday music, and stroll through the park while exploring unique gift items from a variety of artists, including painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, leather and metalworkers, jewelers, and crafters. The Piedmont Holiday Gift Market (1071 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309) is free to attend and open to all ages, with dogs welcome too. For more information, visit www.affps.com


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/16/24

Interactive Cooking Class for Kids and Teens Led by Chef Cam Floyd 

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Calling all young chefs! Gezzo’s Coastal Cantina is excited to host a summer cooking class, Homemade Tortillas 101, for kids and teens on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This fun and interactive experience is perfect for introducing curious cooks to the world of culinary arts. The family-friendly, coastal Latin-inspired restaurant will teach participants how to make handmade corn tortillas from scratch, guided by Chef Cam Floyd. Kids will learn all about masa, a staple of Mexican and Latin American cuisine while exploring essential cooking fundamentals such as measuring and mixing properly, picking and caring for produce, and more. At the end of the lesson, the group will dive into delicious tacos using a variety of ingredients and their homemade tortillas. With only 15 spots available, this class is $100 per child plus tax and is open to ages 8 and up, and no prior cooking experience is required. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.gezzos.com/cantina or call 470.427.3057. Gezzo’s Coastal Cantina is located on Atlanta’s Westside at 2260 Marietta Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30318. Stay connected on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/gezzos and Instagram at www.instagram.com/gezzos


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/16/24

The West Midtown community is invited to celebrate the Olympics with specials, themed cocktails, prizes and more

 Embark on a global adventure this summer to celebrate the 2024 Olympic Games at The Interlock. From July 26 through Aug. 11, the West Midtown neighborhood is invited to get their passports stamped and travel from country to country while sipping themed cocktails, tasting new cuisines, cheering on their favorite athletes and more. 

Guests celebrating the Olympics can pick up their passports at The Interlock’s home country, Saint Germain. The French café and bakery will also host an Eiffel Tower-themed paint-and-sip class led by Miss Pink. During the Olympic Games, guests can pose for the perfect photo opportunity at the balloon arch and visit various retailers and restaurants representing different countries for exciting food and drink specials. Sip around the world and collect passport stamps with Guac y Margys, Velvet Taco, Holiday Bar, Humble Pie and more. Those who return their passports to Saint Germain with at least three stamps by Aug. 11 will be entered to win a grand prize. 

For more information and future announcements, follow @theinterlockatl on Instagram or visit online at TheInterlockAtl.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/24

Presented by Bubba Burger, Guardian Works, Saturday, 8/10

Two Sessions 12-4 & 6-10pm

Join Atlanta Wine Festivals for their annual Atlanta Summer Wine Fest with 50+ wines, small beer selection, live music, and DJ Q-Tip. Ticket inculdes entry, entertainment, souvenir acrylic wine glass and all wine and beer samples. Tickets run $50 Advance, $55 after August 1, $65* day of event (*Unless sold out.)

Tickets are only valid for one session.



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/24

Duluth Monster Jam® Tickets On-Sale Now

The only place to see the world’s most popular trucks and best drivers roar into

Gas South Arena on August 31 – September 1, 2024

Experience big-time family fun at Monster Jam®.  The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to Duluth for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Gas South Arena on August 31 – September 1, 2024.  At Monster Jam®, world champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill. 

Sign up today to become a Monster Jam Preferred Customer at MonsterJam.com to get exclusive early access to the pre-sale offer code to purchase advance tickets starting today to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public next week on Tuesday, April 30th

The fun begins at the Monster JamPit Party held in Duluth on Saturday and Sunday.  Fans can see the massive trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, and take pictures.  Activities include the Sand Box play area, inflatable slides, Spin Master remote control truck course, coloring and temporary tattoo station, and photo ops, including the chance to take a photo with the Series trophy.  This fun-filled experience is the only place that allows people to get up close access to the Monster Jam teams and get an insider’s look at how these trucks are built to stand up to the competition.

Early Access Pass:  Super fans can beat the crowds and get in earlier to enjoy an exclusive extra hour to see the trucks and meet the drivers.  Pit Party Early Access Pass quantities are limited. Don’t miss out!

Duluth fans will be on the edge of their seats as the world’s best drivers show off massive stunts, big air, backflips, crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.  Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions. 

Fans are encouraged to get to their seats early to experience Monster Jam Trackside approximately one hour before the event start time.  Featured festivities include competition previews, driver interviews, giveaways, opening ceremonies and power rush truck introductions.

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.  Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets!™


Saturday, August 31, 2024

Ø  Event Time – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Ø  Pit Party open from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Sat. 1PM Event Ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

Sunday, September 1, 2024

Ø  Event Times – 1:00 PM

Ø  Pit Party open from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM (Sun. 1PM Event Ticket & Pit Pass required for entry)

WHERE:         Gas South Arena – 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA  30097

TICKETS:       Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family!

Tickets and Pit Passes will be available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the venue box office.

*Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

TRUCK LINEUP:  Grave Digger driven by Tyler Menninga; El Toro Loco driven by Chelsea VanCleave; ThunderROARus driven by Tony Ochs; Monster Mutt Dalmatian driven by Loghan Ashline; Megalodon driven by Mikayla Tulachka; Just Get R Done driven by Brandon Tulachka; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/24

Restaurant Space Reimagined With 4 Concepts, Interactive Entertainment, Full Bar + Event Space 

 SocialBites, a 6,000-square-foot innovative food hub, is set to debut in Sandy Springs off Roswell Road in late July. Imagine four incredible fast casual food brands under one roof, serving a variety of mouthwatering craveables, with a table service twist complemented by indoor/outdoor spaces, interactive decor, vibrant programming, a full bar and private event capabilities. SocialBites Sandy Springs is bringing together The Original Hot Chicken, INKED Tacos, Flametown Burgers, Pinsa Roman Pizza and BarSocial from the Experiential Brands portfolio to create a unique dining and interactive experience. That’s SocialBites – a new, soon-to-be go-to spot that is being transformed into a deliciously affordable hub of community connection.
At SocialBites, no one has to sacrifice their culinary desires to the larger group. Guests will satisfy their individual food cravings with multiple, reasonably priced restaurant options while spending more time connecting and less time navigating. Rather than separating to visit different food stalls for everyone to get what they want, SocialBites will offer four food concepts at one point of purchase or via kiosk for contactless ordering. Once the order is placed, guests grab a number, find a table, and food is delivered tableside with the convenience of a sit-down restaurant instead of everyone waiting counter side at different stalls.  Multiple restaurant offerings, counter service with one point of purchase, and tableside delivery are just part of what differentiates a SocialBites Food Hub from the typical dining experience.
“We wanted to create a place where it’s easy for families and friends to enjoy high-quality, craveable food while connecting with each other, without breaking the bank,” said Aziz Hashim, Founder/Principal of Experiential Brands. “SocialBites offers a variety of delicious food options, great prices, and a welcoming environment filled with fun programming and entertainment that you don’t need a ticket or pay an upcharge to enjoy.”
Cure your craving with these options at SocialBites: 

  • The Original Hot Chicken: Founded in Atlanta, GA, The Original Hot Chicken is known for its unique chicken tenders and sandos that are pickle-brined, southern-style, cornflake-rolled, and made-to-order at six different heat levels. Vegetarians and vegans can still enjoy the heat with Nashville-style Cauliflower Bites, and the restaurant will also offer a southwestern salad that can be topped with Nashville Hot Chicken or the Nashville-Style Cauliflower.
  • INKED Tacos: Born from a star-crossed love between culturally relevant American food and Mexican-inspired dishes, INKED Tacos is a Birria taqueria that will have guests addicted at first bite. Taco lovers can enjoy meat options like carne asada, grilled chicken, birria, and hot chicken or stick to vegetarian toppings – either way, INKED Tacos are full of flavor in every bite.
  • Flametown Burgers: Dig into the extraordinary at this burger and shake heaven originated in Atlanta, GA. Flametown Burgers offers made-to-order premium beef burgers in flavorful varieties, including candied jalapeno, queso bacon, and chipotle honey, paired with out-of-this-world sauces.
  • Pinsa Roman Pizza: Using the freshest ingredients and time-honored techniques, Pinsa Roman Pizza offers Roman-style pizza that’s healthy, artisanal, and simply irresistible. The menu features a classic Margherita, a mushroom pizza featuring portobello mushroom sauce and gruyere cheese, and a Nashville Hot Chicken-inspired pie.
  • BarSocial: In addition to the four food concepts on the main level, the second level will house BarSocial, a full bar serving craft cocktails, wine, beer, boozy milkshakes, and other libations. Expect classic cocktails like cosmopolitans, margaritas, martinis, Manhattans and more, all of which can be made as non-alcoholic beverages. BarSocial will feature clustered, lounge-style soft seating, and can also be transformed into a private event space featuring a separate entrance and upstairs covered outdoor patio.

SocialBites will also offer a separate Shareables menu with easy options for a group to split and enjoy, including family-sized nachos, Nashville Hot Chicken cauliflower bites, queso fries, and hand-battered onion rings. Dessert will also be available, with options like Grandma’s Banana Pudding and premium flavored milkshakes in flavors like chocolate, strawberry, and Oreo.
Beyond its culinary offerings, SocialBites encourages patrons to enrich the dining experience by cultivating connection through social activities, including life-sized versions of classic games like Connect 4, massive thought bubbles on walls with letters available for people to create their own messages, trivia nights, bingo, and live music. Additionally, the interior of the space will include two large screens, primarily used for occasions like the Olympics and Atlanta sporting events.
The Food Hub will also feature three patios, two on the main level and one upstairs, exclusive for BarSocial. The front patio will feature turf, Adirondack-style chairs, and a cornhole board, and the upper-level BarSocial patio, where guests will often be able to enjoy live music along with their libations.
SocialBites represents a new era in the dining space, as the concept is the solution for a formerly vacant large restaurant being converted into a Food Hub. Rather than leaving a closed restaurant with a perfectly functioning kitchen to sit vacant and constructing an entirely new building, SocialBites follows a model that encourages the reutilization of already existing spaces and transforms them into something new, innovative, and attractive to diners in the area. The building set to become SocialBites, located at 6650 Roswell Rd Ste 100, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, closed on Thursday, July 4 to officially convert the interior into that of a SocialBites Food Hub. SocialBites will then officially open later in July.
For more information about SocialBites, visit www.gosocialbites.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/24

Tickets Now On Sale for Grand Tasting Alpharetta, Presented by Taste of Atlanta Experience Alpharetta’s Finest

August, 8th at The Hotel at Avalon starting at 6pm

Info/tickets here.

Get ready to savor an unforgettable evening of gourmet delights as Grand Tasting Alpharetta, presented by Taste of Atlanta, returns for its third year on Thursday, August 8, 2024. Held at The Hotel at Avalon, this exclusive event will showcase over
25 of Alpharetta’s finest restaurants and top chefs, offering a spectacular “EATertainment” experience unlike any other.

Grand Tasting Alpharetta promises an evening filled with unlimited tastings from a diverse array of area restaurants, complemented by beverage samplings, decadent desserts, and vibrant live music by a DJ. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with chefs, enjoy live culinary demonstrations, and partake in additional entertainment throughout the evening.

Tickets for Grand Tasting Alpharetta are all-inclusive, providing access to unlimited food and beverage tastings, desserts, live music, and more. VIP tickets are available for $125 each, offering early entry at 6 p.m., a special welcome cocktail, and an exclusive “Gotta Have It” Swag Bag (one per household). General admission tickets are priced at $85 each, granting entry from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as this popular event often sells out. Group
ticket packages are also available at a special rate; for inquiries, please contact


VIP TICKET: $125.00

  • Early VIP Entry at 6 p.m.
  • Exclusive “Gotta Have It” Swag Bag
    (limit one per household)
  • Unlimited food tastings and desserts
  • Bottomless craft beer, wine &
    cocktail tastings
  • Live culinary demonstrations by
    chefs and mixologist
  • Live entertainment


  • Entry 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Enjoy unlimited bites from
    Alpharetta’s best restaurants and
  • Meet the chefs up close and
  • Unlimited wine, beer & cocktail
  • Live music and special entertainment

Cattle Shed, Chicken Salad Chick, Colletta, Delbar Middle Eastern, Fogon and Lions, Foundation
Social Eatery, Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, Kona Grill, Minnie Olivia Pizzeria, Nahm FIne Thai Cuisine, Nothing
Bundt Cakes, Oak Steakhouse, Rina Middle Eastern Street Food, Sankranti Indian Kitchen, Secreto
Southern Kitchen and Bar, Sid’s Pizza, South City Kitchen

*Participating Restaurant List is subject to change. Please visit TasteofAtlanta.com for the most
up-to-date list of restaurants.