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BROOKHAVEN’S BELOVED HAVEN CELEBRATES 20 DELICIOUS YEARS

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 https://buy.stripe.com/aEU8A21aU4sGglW4gk.   

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.   

The Ashford

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/6/23

A small, unassuming spot on Dresden Drive in Brookhaven, Ga, The Ashford, is a revamped, upscale dining gem without all the pretentiousness that brings something fresh to the area. We’re so glad to have this in our hood with a stellar list of delicious bites, upscale cocktails, and of course the best wine list. Like their fall menu features, the delicious pork chop and savory salmon, or menu staples like the salmon dip and salumi, and a sweet and tangy salad or spectacular 1920 daquiri and Fall Manhattan cocktails, no matter what you choose you’re in for a treat.


Starting with their great cocktail program that includes the 1902 Daquiri cockail is sassy sweet then tangy in the end. It is tiki heaven! The other one we tried was the Fall Manhattan cocktail. It is warm and sweet up front and then tangy and boozy on the back with an array of subtle fall spices. Either of these we’d get again.


On to the tasty sharable plates and starting with the Salad that is amazing with earthy greens. On top of that there are tart cranberries, tangy cheese, persimmon, crunchy, sweet candies pecans, and a fantastic cranberry vinaigrette. It is an all-around delicious bite. The next thing we got was Salumi. Always a good choice with a great variety of meats and accoutrement that includes a savory, sweet, and spicy jam that we would love to take home with us! The best appetizer we’ve had there is Salmon dip, and it is to die for! It’s lightly smoked salmon in a light creamy dill sauce with crunchy cabbage on the side. It’s light, creamy, crunchy, and the cracker brings it all together. This is a must try!


For our mains, we opted for a flaky, well, seasoned and perfectly cooked Salmon. Paired with hearty saffron, sticky, rice and a fall stew that’s packed with Brazilian spiced sweet potato, plantain, and yucca. It’s an amazing flavor journey. Then, we also enjoyed the savory, thick, tender pork chop. A fantastic smoked cherry chutney adorned the top to give it a sweetness, spicy, and smokiness. On the side the squash and potatoes are doused in the sauce. We loved all of it.


To top off our food journey, we opted for the Pistachio cake. The cake itself is warm and moist dotted with earthy pistachios (not crunchy) but just for flavor. The cream and powdered sugar adds creaminess but you almost don’t need it!! Delicious.