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ATLANTA TO HOST THE RED BULL DANCE YOUR STYLE NATIONAL FINAL THIS WEEKEND

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/14/24

The National Final to be held at Underground Atlanta on the 18th, with a full weekend of events beforehand featuring some of the biggest names in the world of dance 

WHAT:                The Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final is coming to Atlanta on May 18. The global all-styles, 1v1 street dance event series will see the best dancers in the country compete for a chance to head to the World Final in Mumbai.  

Through a bracket-style tournament, dancers battle one-on-one to surprise music selections, showcasing the spontaneous nature of street dance and challenging competitors to adapt their moves on the spot. With no planned choreography, pre-selected music, or a panel of judges, dancers must win the crowd’s vote in order to advance to the next round.   

Tickets to attend the one-of-a-kind event are available for purchase here.   

Various workshops will also be held, led by some of the best dancers in the world, that are open to the general public for registration for while spots last. On Friday the 17th, there will be a Battle Royale at the Center Stage Theater, with 2v2 battles and a major Team USA vs. Team Africa headlining battle that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available for purchase here.   

To reserve your participation any of the free workshops that will be offered at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park, register here.   

WHO:                 On Saturday night ATL rap icons Soulja Boy and Dem Franchize Boyz will performing and rocking the crowd at the National Final. The crowd can also expect showcase dance performances from professional dance stars such as Toosie, creator of the viral Toosie Slide, and 1v1 battles featuring the best dancers from around the country.  

All weekend long, the city’s rich and storied dance culture will be celebrated with even more amazing talent participating throughout the weekend, including Red Bull Dance Your Style USA Champion The Crown, and major dance stars like Kaffy, Ladia Yates, Honey Balenciaga, Hooliboy and Toyin.  On the music side, South African DJ duo TxC are coming all the way to the States to deliver an after-party DJ set at the Royale.   

On the 18th the National Final will feature regional champions, runners-up, and a line-up of invited dancers (wildcards) 

Full list of National Finals Competitors:

MOTHER’S DAY 2024

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 marlowstavern.com 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.

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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 sugarshanes.com. 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 www.facebook.com/sugarshanesatl.

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 www.vesperatl.com 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 www.amoreeamore.com 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 www.steakmarket.com or call 470-355-6540. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteakMarketATL 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  https://flightclubdartsusa.com/atlanta/atlanta. Stay connected on Instagram at www.instagram.com/flightclubdartsusa and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flightclubdarts

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 www.bullyboyATL.com or call 678-904-5607. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @bullyboyatl, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BullyboyATL.

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 twourbanlicks.com. Stay connected on Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks

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 boonesatl.com. 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 www.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873. Stay connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/dantannas 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 enzo-itl.com 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 www.tioluchos.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tioluchosatl 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 puttshack.com. 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.com. Puttshack Atlanta is located at 1115 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @puttshack. 

Brassica

“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.

ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL 2024

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/26/24

Saturday, 3/2 and 3/9

Atlantic Station

Information here.

On Saturday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 9th at Atlantic Station. Atlanta loves brunch, so we are putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best.  We will also feature the brunch beverages we all love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Brunch Punch, beer, wine and seltzer.  A full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.  We will also have live music with Davis and the Love and DJ  Qtip. Brunch samples will be $4 each paid directly to each restaurant.  

Bottomless Drinks Tickets
  • Include Entry, Entertainment, and all drinks 12pm-3:45pm
  • Food will cost extra

$55 after Feb. 22, $65 day of event.

Early Entry Tickets include:
  • Early entry at 11am
  • All drinks 11am-3:45pm
  • 3 Food tickets for any restaurant (must be used between 11am and 1pm)

$80 after Feb. 23, $90 day of event (unless sold out)

This is a 21 and up event, no exceptions, no kids, no babies, no pets.  Rain or Shine, no refunds.  We will not have Designated Driver tickets. Early Entry food tickets must be used between 11am and 1pm. Alcohol will cut off at 3:45pm

Rooftop LOA Brunch

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/4/22

The grove with firepits, lush seating, and beautiful trees sprawls out in front of you and on your right is the covered lounge space with firepit and view of the downtown Atlanta Skyline. To your right is a large bar serving the grove and just beyond that the wooden door to the large pool. It’s dotted with lounge chairs, umbrellas, upscale cabanas, and an indoor, outdoor bar that has retro 80’s vibes. Next to this is the beautiful restaurant with large bar and retro seating, it is reminiscent of the Golden Girls! This is Rooftop L.O.A! The views are stunning and now you can enjoy them for brunch too! Everything from delicious benedicts, burgers, egg dishes, Bostock, and even bottomless mimosas!

Up first, we selected to try the bottomless mimosas with three different flavors: orange, turmeric Passionfruit, and Watermelon Basil. You can try all three, stick with one, or mix it up. My favorite was the turmeric passion fruit that was sweet and herbaceous. To pair with our mimosas we started with the Eggs Diablo, a moat of earthy and tangy tomato with savory eggs on top that you mix in for savory. It is paired with buttery bread to dip. Plus, the off-menu traditional eggs benedict with salty ham, savory over-easy egg, and a fantastic cheese-filled bun. We asked for the caviar hollandaise that was both salty and savory, it was the perfect accoutrement.

For our main dishes, the Brunch Burger hit the spot. One part seasoned, perfectly cooked beef topped with cheese, a savory, runny egg, thick-cut bacon, and a fantastic truffle aioli. On the side, the fries were perfectly crispy and warm. With our savory burger, we opted for Bostock. They’re take on a French toast with THICK saturated bread, warm, and sweet topped with tangy grapefruit, crunchy almonds, and ginger. The juxtaposition of the ginger and the sweet bread was divine, not to mention the ginger syrup that is literally icing on the cake. Both of these were amazing.

On our way out we stopped by the pool for a cocktail, the Sherry Colada was amazing with sweetness, cinnamon, and tiki vibes. We could stay here ALL DAY. Make sure you budget a half a day to check out all the spaces and enjoy a leisurely long brunch, a walk in the grove, and a sip by the pool.

HOBNOB NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN AMPS UP THE FUN WITH WEEKLY SPECIALS AND EVENTS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/22

Neighborhood Gathering Spot Entices Guests

with Food and Drink Deals and Interactive Events Seven Days a Week

 HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern, the neighborly gathering spot with locations in Brookhaven, Perimeter, Atlantic Station, and Halcyon, invites guests for delicious tavern fare, sports viewing, and a full roster of food and drink specials, and fun events every day of the week.

Weekly specials and events include:

    • Monday: $10 burger and select beers at all locations
    • Tuesday: Trivia at 7:30 p.m. with weekly cash prizes and a $6,000 grand prize at all locations
    • Wednesday: Whiskey Wednesdays with specials and whiskey flights from the expansive whiskey menu at all locations. The Halcyon location hosts Bourbon Club on the first Wednesday of every month; Atlantic Station and Halcyon host rooftop karaoke starting at 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: $5 champagne, $6 mules, and $6 wine after 5 p.m. at all locations.
    • Friday: Live music at 8 p.m.-close at Brookhaven and Dunwoody. DJ music from 8 p.m.-close at Atlantic Station and Halcyon.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Brunch goes from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at all locations. $17 bottomless mimosas at Brookhaven and Dunwoody; $17 mimosa pitchers at Atlantic Station and Halcyon.
    • Sunday to Thursday: Kids eat free from 5-7 p.m. at all locations

5CHURCH MIDTOWN’S SUNDAY SERVICE IS BACK!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/7/22

On Sunday, March 20, 5Church Midtown kicks off spring with Sunday Service, the restaurant’s monthly brunch party from 1-6 p.m. at its Virtue Rooftop cocktail club. Famous for its “Stay Sexy Atlanta” neon sign and incredible skyline views, Virtue Rooftop welcomes guests to soak in the sun at Sunday Service with a buffet of light brunch bites, a rotating lineup of live musicians and DJs, and cocktail features.

“Virtue Rooftop was made for Atlanta’s amazing spring weather,” says Ayman Kamel, principal of 5Church Midtown. “Our lively Sunday Service is a fun opportunity for guests to gather with friends to experience the hottest rooftop brunch party our city has to offer.”

Sunday Service is held one Sunday each month, and guests 21 and over are invited to arrive dressed to impress for the red-carpet entrance and event photographer. Offering an upbeat atmosphere perfect for celebrating any day of the week, Virtue Rooftop is enclosed and temperature-controlled with patio access overlooking bustling Peachtree Street in Midtown. View dress code online.

Tickets to Sunday Service are $25 per person and can be purchased at the door (no presales). Tickets include a buffet of light brunch bites and entertainment. Drinks from Virtue Rooftop’s full cocktail menu—including the popular Holy Water made with Four Roses bourbon, sweet tea, lemon juice, blackberries, mint, and blue agave—may be purchased separately. Check 5Church Midtown’s website for future Sunday Service dates.

ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/20/22

Atlanta Brunch Festival
Atlantic Station
Saturday, March 5, 2022 – 12pm-4pm, Early Entry 11am
Celebrating brunch with brunch bites from great Atlanta restaurants, mimosas, bloody marys, Brunch Punch, beer, and wine. Live Music with Davis and the Love and DJ Qtip.
Tickets:
Bottomless Drinks Tickets (includes all drinks 12pm-3:45pm, Food costs extra)
$45 Advance, $50 after Feb. 25, $60 day of event
Early Entry Tickets (includes unlimited drinks, early entry at 11am, 4 food tickets for any restaurant tent)
$65 advance, $70 after Feb. 25, $80 day of event
Get more information and tickets here.

NORTH GEORGIA DAY TRIP: JASPER, TALKING ROCK, FAINTING GOATS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/2/22

Join us for our North Georgia day trip to Jasper, Talking Rock, and Fainting Goats.

In front of you, the golden mountains point to the bright blue sky that’s dotted with puffy white clouds. As you weave through the hills, mountain streams bob and weave, cutting through the green grass and creating a beautiful, relaxing view from the road. Close to the mountain majesty, there’s a cozy downtown filled with warm red brick buildings that line the quaint two-lane street. Jasper has come into its own with cute shops, coffee houses, several good restaurants, and even a brewery. It is quickly becoming a hot day trip for Atlantans that want to get away for a day. Being only about an hour, we ventured up to Jasper to try Old Mulehouse for brunch, then meandered our way through the beautiful mountains to Talking Rock and Talking Rock Brewery, and our final destination at North Georgia winery, Fainting Goats.

On the corner heading into Jasper is Old Mulehouse, with a tea-light patio, and beautiful, old brick building that’s breathtaking inside! Rustic, yet industrial, the Old Mulehouse is a spacious, open-air restaurant with exposed brick and a sprawling bar area. They had transformed into The Old Yulehouse with stockings hung with care, multiple Christmas trees, and a gorgeous lounge area behind a pair barn doors. Outside, the patio is large, dotted with patio furniture and covered in case of rain. We sat near the end of the patio where you can sit and stare at the mountain views all day. There, we tried several brunch items like the salmon hash, the brunch burger, and the steak and eggs. We also opted for some unique items, the Greek hush puppies and egg nog cheesecake, as well as some of their featured Christmas cocktails.

Kicking off our brunch with a Christmas cocktail of the day, the Peppermint Martini. The one has a bit of everything from creaminess to minty to sweetness from the sugar rim and then a good hint of booze on the back. It’s definitely a cool Christmas cocktail! The other cocktail we tried is the Hayman’s Law, which is their take on a slow gin fizz, but with elderflower! It comes off refreshing, light, tangy, and a good sippable brunch drink. We know why it’s a customer favorite.

Our brunch meal was a mix of seriously good salmon hash, a hearty brunch burger, festively seasoned fries, and a savory steak and eggs. Starting with the Salmon Hash, which combined smoky, salty, tender salmon perfectly paired with earthy cooked spinach, crunchy potatoes, and a fantastic bright lime hollandaise on top. It was a spectrum of flavors that came together well. Beyond the hash, we also opted for the Brunch burger that is well-seasoned and perfectly cooked. On top, hearty pork belly adds a ton of savor, as well as sharp cheddar cheese on some nicely buttered buns. This beautiful burger came with the best seasoned fries! The seasoning is phenomenal and a good mix of crunch and potato. John loves a good steak, so he picked the steak and eggs. Now that’s one perfectly cooked and seasoned steak! It is paired with fluffy eggs and the same amazing fries.

Not only is the brunch fantastic, so are some unique apps and desserts they offer. Starting with the Greek Hush Puppies, these little numbers are house-made falafel that’s grainy and earthy just like you’d expect it with mellow chickpeas. Whatever you do, you must eat it with the sauce! It is spicy and creamy at the same time! Then, the best surprise of the whole meal was the Egg Nog Cheesecake! They have a new pastry chef, and her cheesecake of the day was this one, which was simply stellar! Creamy and thick with a mellow, sweet, and savory egg nog juxtaposing the delicate cheesecake for a fantastic flavor. The best part though must be the ooey, gooey sweet sugar cookie crust that melted in your mouth and was the icing on the cake for this dessert.

After our big meal, we took the mountainous road up to Talking Rock, GA, a quaint little town with only about 6 buildings downtown. Then, right on the railroad tracks, the main attraction, Talking Rock Brewery. Nestled in a train car, Talking Rock Brewery is not only cute and eclectic, but its beer also brings people together in this small town to watch the game or just to play some cornhole. We pretty much tried all of their beers, so here’s our take on them.

They have a little bit of everything for everyone, like the Caboose Georgia red that’s mellow up front with a good hoppy bit on the back, yet smooth. My favorite is the Pumpkin Express Pumpkin ale that’s soft, mellow with a hint of pumpkin but not overbearing. Another good option is the Pullman Pub Ale that is a little thicker with a creamy head and mellow malt balancing the hop on the back. If you like dry Irish Stouts, you’ll enjoy the Dart that had a range of toasty, smoky, and a slight back of the throat bitterness. John’s favorite is the Party Like It’s 95 Blonde Ale that is very drinkable, light, and refreshing. He also really enjoyed the Just the Ticket Pilsner that is also light, but with slightly more flavor on the back. If you like IPAs you can’t go wrong with either the Run 8 IPA or the Polar Express Double IPA, both hoppy, while the Double IPA is hazy and juicy.

The flight empty, we headed to our final destination even further up in the mountains, Fainting Goat Winery. The second you arrive, the vineyard sprawls in front of a large chateau perched high on a hill. Below, there is a pin with several goats that are as friendly as you can imagine coming up to the gates and smiling. The day was warmer than usual, so we sat on the lawn, tasting in hand, overlooking the gorgeous view of the vineyard, watched the goats play, and enjoyed the best mountain views! The best spot is on the porch above the lawn where you can watch the sunset! This winery has been on our list for a long time! This day we both got a wine tasting, John got The White Album and I got the Crowd Pleaser. Here are our thoughts! Pro tip: get the Wednesday Night Sauvignon Blanc! We know why it’s award winning.

Of the crowd pleaser tasting, I substituted the Revere Blanc du Bois for the Sauvignon Blanc. This one is floral and hearty, a sweetness up front that finishes dry. The second was a rose called the Summer Quartz. It tastes like roses, a slight sweet peach, and finishes dry. It’s mellow and great for sipping! For the red wine, Harvesting Homes Malbec smells like plum and tastes like a light red wine with a little bit of sweetness of that plum and a little bit of chocolate. Of the White Album tasting, the Amber Fields Chardonnay is very good, smooth and buttery with a good sweetness that comes out near the end. Didn’t get any oak on this one, even though it is oak barreled. The favorite was the Wednesday Night Sauvignon Blanc. It wasn’t what we expected; it’s lemony, citrusy and dry. I typically stay away from these as I don’t like grapefruit in my wine and this one didn’t have that at all! All around a great selection of wines and a beautiful view.

We round through the mountain roads back towards Jasper and the orange, blue, and purple sun set over the cozy little downtown. A beautiful day filled with great memories.

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CELEBRATE FALL DURING SUNDAY FUNDAY AT TWO URBAN LICKS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/29/21

End the Week With Ranch Rider Cocktails, TWO’s Fiery American Cuisine, Live Music, and More
Sunday, October 3, 2021 Beginning at 12 p.m.

Celebrate Sunday Funday the right way with live music, cocktails, and a bit of fall fun at TWO urban licks. Located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward, guests can embrace the start of the new season by enjoying a combination of refreshing Ranch Rider’s Spirits and Executive Chef Matt Weinstein’s fiery American cuisine.  The expansive and dog-friendly patio is an ideal location to grab a bite, people watch and enjoy cocktails, wine, craft brews and more.  Based out of Austin, Texas, their craft cocktails are void of preservatives and additives and served in 12-ounce cans.  The tradecraft of co-founders Quentin Cantu and Brian Murphy, revelers are invited to try two of Ranch Rider’s signature tequila cocktails:  Ranch Water and Tequila Paloma. Taste the mix of lime and Reposado with Ranch Water or experience the citrus with fresh grapefruit, lime, and orange in the Tequila Paloma. Vodka-lovers can sip on “The Buck”, a mix of vodka, lime, ginger, and sparkling water.  Call 404.522.5622 to make a reservation. TWO Urban Licks is located at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA, 30306. Visit twourbanlicks.com for more information.

ATLANTA BRUNCH FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/26/21

Atlanta Wine Festivals and Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts
Atlanta Brunch Festival at Atlantic Station
Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 12pm-4pm, Early Entry 11am
Celebrating brunch with brunch bites from great Atlanta restaurants, mimosas, bloody marys, Brunch Punch, Seltzer, beer, and wine. Live Music and DJ Qtip. Brunch samples will cost $3 paid directly to each restaurant vendor.
Tickets:
Bottomless Drinks Tickets (includes all drinks 12pm-3:45pm, Food costs extra)
$45 Advance, $50 after Oct. 14 , $60 day of event

Early Entry Tickets (includes unlimited drinks, early entry at 11am, 4 food tickets for any restaurant tent)
$65 advance, $70 after Oct. 14, $80 day of event

Info: 21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Chairs, blankets, and small bags are okay. No outside food or beverage. Rain or shine event, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver Tickets. Free bottled water available. Alcohol will be cut off at 3:45pm. Four Early Entry food tickets must be used between 11am and 1pm.