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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/24

Thriving Community Offers an Exciting Month with Valentine’s Day Events, Game-Day Catering, and More

This February, the vibrant neighborhood of Summerhill in Atlanta is buzzing with diverse and exciting events and specials, making it the perfect destination for locals and visitors alike. From catering for the big game to unique culinary experiences and Valentine’s Day celebrations, there’s something for everyone in this community.

  • Big Softie invites guests to celebrate Valentine’s Day with soft-serve cakes (see below), available for pre-order in both classic and vegan options starting Feb. 2. Valentine’s Day soft-serve bars also will be available the weekend before the holiday.
  • Cava is now open in Summerhill. In January, the neighborhood welcomed the popular fast casual eatery that serves Mediterranean-inspired bowls, pitas, dips, and more. Cava is located at Summerhill Station at 572 Hank Aaron Dr. SE.
  • Junior’s Pizza is packed with activities and specials including its pizza of the month. The Rick Reuben is available in regular, veggie, and vegan options. Don’t miss Junior’s regular Trivia Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Drag Bingo on Feb. 14 and 28.
  • Little Bear celebrates its fourth anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 24, with a bar takeover night in collaboration with Dampfwerk Distillery from Minnesota. The Loeffelholz family, who runs the distillery, will be present to mingle and interact with guests. Guests can expect an exciting cocktail menu, $4 birthday cake shots, and $4 caviar bumps.
  • Press Shop has a lineup of engaging events including a charm necklace pop-up with Prettiest Lobster on Friday, Feb. 2 from 5-8 p.m.; Cook Book Club on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Little Tart Grant Park, featuring dessert-themed books and East Fork pottery; Fiction Book Club on Wednesday, Feb. 28, discussing “The Rachel Incident” by Caroline O’Donoghue; and Knitting Circle Group on Thursday, Feb. 29 from 7-9 p.m. Special items during the month include chocolates from Spring + Mulberry and Condor, bath bombs and soap sets from Even Keel, a selection of wines, and a jewelry drop from Agapé Studios.
  • Wood’s Chapel BBQ gears up for the big game with mouthwatering catering services. Known for its authentic barbecue flavors, Wood’s Chapel promises to make game day celebrations unforgettable with smoked wing trays, game-day platters, whole smoked brisket, spicy deviled eggs, and more. Visit the website for the full menu and to place an order.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/9/23

Georgia Avenue Offers an Exciting Month Full of Specials, Giveaways and Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Summerhill has many things planned during December that bring the neighborhood together in a special way. From Halfway Crooks’ Boevenmarkt to Wood’s Chapel Winterfest, Summerhill captures what the holidays are all about: community.

  • Halfway Crooks invites guests to its Boevenmarkt every Friday through Sunday until Dec. 23. The Boevenmarkt is a holiday market featuring over 50 unique local artists, and shoppers also can enjoy food and various drinks such as beer and hot chocolate. There will be live music on Dec. 9 and 17 as well as movies on Friday evenings. A kid-focused day on Dec. 10 boasts cookie and ornament workshops along with a children’s holiday jam. The Boevenmarkt will take place in the Biergarten.
  • Junior’s Pizza’s pizza of the month for December is “Big Trouble in Little China” and is available in regular, vegetarian or vegan. This year’s special gives guests the option of sweet Thai chili or orange chicken instead of sesame chicken. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 13, the pizzeria will host Drag Bingo twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Drag Bingo runs 7- 9 p.m., is free to play and kid-friendly.
  • Little Bear is celebrating the season with two events. Sunday, Dec. 24 marks the return of Little Bear’s Jewish Chinese Christmas Eve. The event starts at 5 p.m. and features a four-course prix fixe menu and a holiday booze pack that includes a cocktail, two wine glasses and a nightcap. Tickets can be purchased online. On Sunday, Dec. 31, the restaurant hosts its Fancy Ass Baller Welcome to 2024 NYE Prix Fixe Bonanza. The event starts at 6 p.m. and includes a four-course prix fixe menu and holiday booze pack. Tickets can be purchased online.
  • Little Tart is now offering cookie boxes just in time for the holidays. These are available for pick-up and shipping leading up to Christmas. Cookie boxes can be pre-ordered online.
  • Press Shop has a full schedule of events in December:
  • Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8-10 p.m. – 2nd annual Champagne + Oysters with shucked oysters and a lineup of incredible Champagnes and sparkling wines
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m. – Book Club with “So Late in the Day” by Claire Keegan
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-8 p.m. – Glad & Young studio pop-up with customizable leather goods, custom calligraphy and free bubbles
  • Dec. 13-15 – Gift Wrapping
  • Story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Golden Hour Tastings every Friday from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
  • Wood’s Chapel BBQ’s courtyard will be decked out in holiday décor for Winterfest. The grand event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 6- 8 p.m. and will highlight an array of entertainment from the Maynard Jackson High School Choir and Glee Club to the Neighborhood Ballet. There also will be a gingerbread house decorating contest, an ugly sweater contest, a tree lighting ceremony and giveaways. The gingerbread house decorating contest entry fee is $20, and the entry form is online. The restaurant also is offering Christmas catering including whole smoked turkeys, maple-glazed ham, sides, desserts and more. Orders must be placed online by Dec. 15 for pickup on Saturday, Dec. 23. Wood’s Chapel BBQ gift cards are perfect for even the pickiest on Santa’s list. All $100 gift cards purchased by Jan. 1, 2024 receive a $20 bonus. 


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

Soak Up All the Delectable Gems Found in the Summerhill Neighborhood

Summerhill has some exciting happenings this month to embrace the sizzling summer season. From new food destinations to back-to-school events, the highlights below are a sampling of what’s in store for July.

  • Highly anticipated Southern National at Summerhill is now open for business. The new restaurant serves globally inspired cuisine that is rooted in “authentic Southern cuisine,” curated by chef Duane Nutter. Greg Best and Paul Calvert have curated an equally impressive wine and cocktail menu.  Make reservations here
  • Junior’s in Summerhill has some great specials for July. The pizza joint is offering “The Fresh Prince” (pictured below) in regular, vegetarian, and vegan variations. In addition, Junior’s is featuring lunch specials Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Guests can choose from two one-topping slices and a soda for $8.50 or one one-topping slice, salad, and soda for $10.25. Guests are invited back on Tuesday evenings for trivia starting at 7 p.m.
  • Big Softie brings a taste of summer to Summerhill with peach sorbet, its July flavor of the month (pictured below). The ice cream shop’s soft serve is made with the best ingredients, including local Georgia dairy products and organic cane sugar.
  • On Saturday, July 15, the Summerhill Community Center branch of Chase Bank is hosting a back-to-school family event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families are invited to stop by to pick up a free backpack with school supplies and enjoy fun games, activities and entertainment.  
  • On Saturday, July 22, Organized Neighbors of Summerhill and the Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corporation will host the Summerhill Reunion Unity Festival. A more than 30-year tradition for the neighborhood, the festival will feature local music, food trucks, vendors, activities for kids, and more. The event will be held in Phoenix Park III from 12-8 p.m.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/23

Guests can Immerse Themselves in the Best this Vibrant Neighborhood Has To Offer

Summer is rapidly approaching, and Summerhill is the ultimate destination for summer fun. The lively community has announced its lineup of not-to-be-missed activities for June.

  • Little Bear is hosting four dinners for the Tasting Collective on June 14, 15, 25 and 28. This membership-only supper club is expanding to Atlanta after launching in some other cities. 
  • Little Tart at Summerhill is featuring the Dalgona latte is an iced latte topped with delicious crunchy caramel candy that melts when the espresso hits it. The drink gets sweeter the longer it sits. This specialty drink will be available until the end of June.
  • Maepole’s seasonal summer menu features the best of what’s in season including bean salad, zucchini, corn, and braised red cabbage.
  • The beginning of June marks the return of Big Softie’s fan-favorite matcha flavor and a reprisal of the strawberry sorbet. These flavors also are phenomenal when twisted together.
  • On Saturday, June 3, Summerhill will host C10s in the City. This free event is a classic GM/Chevy truck show that centers around community.
  • Halfway Crooks has a variety of happenings at its brewery this month. This includes several new summer beer releases like Che Si Deci (June 7) and Super Super Turbo Turbo (June 14), as well as a wide range of events from trivia to live music in the biergarten. For all of the details, follow Halfway Crooks on Instagram.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/23

Neighborhood Restaurants Offer Snacks for the Big Game and Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day

During February, Summerhill businesses invite visitors for exclusive menu items, entertainment and self-care. Guests can start the month by exploring the offerings from small businesses and restaurants on Georgia Avenue and take advantage of the following special features:

  • Feeling the need to be refreshed and rejuvenated? Aviary brings beauty and wellness to Summerhill with Amiee McArthur’s Artisan Beaute Botox pop-up on Thursday, February 2nd from 5:30-8:00 p.m. There will be snacks, bubbles, a raffle to win services valued at $350 and more! Call 404-313-3383 for appointments.
  • Everyone needs a hero, and Hero Doughnuts & Buns comes to the rescue with a taste of New Orleans. Hero Doughnut’s king cakes are made to order from scratch, and guests can place orders online 48 hours in advance.  
  • Hot Dog Pete’s does not want the weather to slow down game-day plans. The eatery invites guests to build a hotdog, grab a beer and catch their favorite teams on the big screen on its covered and heated patio.
  • How Crispy, the walk-up-window sandwich shop that offers a menu of chicken sandwiches, nuggets and more, has new, indulgent items on the menu this month. To get things cluckin’, the eatery is offering specials for the big game on Feb. 12 such as original and lemon pepper wet nugget trays with nuggets that are dipped in hot sauce and dusted with lemon pepper spice, sandwich packs and their famous Buffalo chicken dip trays served with seasoned tortilla chips.
  • Guests are invited to “Little Bare at Little Bear”—a sexy Valentine’s prix fixe dinner with optional booze packs on Sunday, Feb. 12 and Wednesday, Feb. 15. The four-course prix fixe dinner is $50 per person, and four-course booze pack pairings are $50 per person. Non-alcoholic beverages and gluten-free and vegetarian options also will be available. Get in the mood for love and make reservations online.
  • From the heart of passionate bakers and using local and quality ingredients, Little Tart is bringing love through Valentine’s Day cookie boxes. A box of 12 cookies—six strawberry cookies topped with peppercorn sables and six rose petal and orange peel cookies topped with pistachio, orange and rose sables—comes with a love note for $35. Orders may be placed online for pickup or shipping. Too short on time to order? Don’t fret. Cookie boxes will be available to purchase at all locations the weekend before Valentine’s Day.
  • Wood’s Chapel BBQ, the go-to destination for hearty food for festive gatherings, has a special party platter offering just in time for the big game. The game-day platter serves eight hungry fans and boasts smoked wings, hot smoked sausage, pimento cheese and more for $88. In addition, Wood’s Chapel offers other packages with mouthwatering options such as sliced or chopped brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, smoked chicken, braised greens and mac ‘n cheese. Place orders by calling 404-522-3000.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/5/22



Halfway Crooks Brings Munich Traditions to Atlanta; Little Tart Now Offering New Iced Coffee Made with Atlanta-based Portrait Coffee’s Barry

Georgia Avenue in Summerhill is the place for shopping, dining, and fans to hang out before or after Georgia State University football games this fall. Summerhill has something for everyone. Food specials and fun events for September include:  

  • C10s in the City is coming back to Summerhill during Labor Day weekend. The classic car show, which features Chevy trucks, will benefit the Pink Fund. The nonprofit provides financial aid to breast cancer patients. The free event, featuring more than 300 classic trucks for car enthusiasts, takes place on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Georgia Vintage Goods is bringing back Summerhill Sundays, a popular vintage and handmade pop-up market featuring some of the best local creators and curators from Atlanta and beyond. The market pops up in Summerhill’s A Lot and is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Halfway Crooks invites guests to break out their lederhosen when it goes all out for Oktoberfest Sept. 8-Oct. 2. The brewery celebrates German beer and culture with German-style lager liters, Bavarian food specials, and live music from Auf Gehts performing in extra outdoor spaces.
  •  Junior’s Pizza boasts New York-style pizza made with quality ingredients at an affordable price. The September special is the Fig Lebowski, featuring goat cheese, arugula, prosciutto, and fig preserves. Diners can walk up, call in or place orders online.
  • Little Tart, a sun-soaked standalone bakery in Summerhill, is offering a new, flash-brewed iced coffee. The latest drink uses Atlanta-based Portrait Coffee’s Barry and features notes of crisp cherry, brown sugar, and green apple. This thirst-quencher is delicious with or without cream and sugar.
  • Maepole, a healthy comfort food spot, is rolling out its fall-inspired menu at the end of the month. Before the new menu is available, guests can enjoy Maepole’s seasonal chef’s selections now. And adults are not the only ones who can enjoy “real food, real fast.” On Mondays, kids’ plates are just $5. View the full menu online.

About Summerhill Carter, in partnership with K. King & Company and Healey Weatherholtz Properties, is redeveloping Summerhill, an 80-acre mixed-use project in downtown Atlanta with Georgia State University as the anchor. The private development team is developing 35 acres into a mixed-use neighborhood including corporate office uses, traditional multifamily apartments, specialty and neighborhood retail, and private student apartments. The developers’ vision is to activate the streets of Summerhill into a vibrant, walkable, commercial corridor while maintaining the neighborhood’s historic fabric. The combination of the new and existing commercial buildings will create an accessible, human-scale destination where people want to eat, shop, and spend time.


C10S IN THE CITY, a classic truck show, raises money for charitable causes and brings customers to Atlanta’s growing neighborhoods.

On Sep 3, 2022, C10s in the City is returning to the Summerhill neighborhood of Atlanta. This free show is expected to attract over 350 classic trucks and 700 spectators to the redeveloped area near Atlanta’s former Olympic stadium and surroundings. 

C10s in the City’s mission is to:

  1. Create a space for enthusiasts to enjoy a sense of community.
  2. Invite participants from the city, suburbs, and beyond to experience Atlanta in a new way.
  3. Drive business to shops and restaurants in Atlanta’s growing neighborhoods. 

The Pink Fund, an organization that provides financial help to breast cancer patients, is the beneficiary of the fundraiser that will take place during the show. 

Boim, a 35-year-old breast cancer survivor, is excited to include the fundraiser for the Pink Fund, schedule, saying:

“The concept for C10s in the City came to us after a very difficult year. In March 2020, Rick lost his mom, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the country was shuttered. In 2021, as businesses started opening, we decided to use our passion for classic trucks to bring people back together and drove customers to Atlanta’s struggling businesses.”

C10s in the City is free to entrants and spectators. This piece is important to Cheeseman, who says: 

“We are not here to make money. The show is all about having a great time with friends, meeting new people, and coming together for a good cause. We have no plans to ever charge people to come to C10s in the City. It’s humbling to have so many people supporting us and this show. I’m looking forward to growing this event and giving back to the community.”

The show will occur on Saturday, Sep 3, from 11 am to 5 pm beneath Atlanta’s Olympic rings in Summerhill’s C Lot, 513 Capitol Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312. 

The neighborhood of Summerhill and Carter USA are hosting the show. Other supporters include CK Truck Magazine, United by Trucks, SQRBDY, Auto Metal Direct, Cato’s Custom Upholstery, Howe’s It Doin Garage, Hooks Detailing, Jason Mode’s New Creations, and OBS Trends.