Prep Food Junction – Literally A Hidden Gem


I was having a day that required tacos and rallied some adventurous friends to try out Let’s Taco Bout It. I dropped the address in Waze and went on my way, past that weird abandoned cylinder building at spaghetti junction, and ended on the frontage road of 85 facing the Big Green Egg building. I pulled up into what can only be described as a food hall in the form of an office park known as Prep Food Junction.… Read More »

Places to Check Out @ Lunch with Lauren

Ready for a few places to try this week? If you don’t want to cook dinner, just need a lunch out, or want to try Dunwoody’s newest bottle shop, keep reading.

Antiguo Lobo
5370 Peachtree Rd Suite A,
Chamblee, GA 30341

Open for lunch and dinner, except on Tuesdays. 

My husband and I enjoyed a nice day date at Antiguo Lobo in downtown Chamblee.… Read More »

Baraonda relocating to Sandy Springs after 21 years in Midtown

From the AJC

Italian restaurant Baraonda, which has been a fixture in Midtown for more than 20 years, has closed its doors, with plans to relocate to Sandy Springs in the coming months.

Costanzo Astarita and Mario Maccarrone opened the eatery in late 2000 at 710 Peachtree St. NE. It quickly became a neighborhood go-to and a popular stop for theatergoers at nearby Fox Theater.… Read More »

Buckhead Diner closes its doors after 35 years

From the Northside Neighbor

The neon lights of the iconic Buckhead Diner will no longer light up Piedmont Road. 

The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group announced that after 35 years of fried chicken, blue cheese chips and pancakes, the Buckhead Diner is closed. The diner had temporarily stopped serving food during COVID-19, but the restaurant group declined to renew the lease. … Read More »

Dunwoody food hall nears opening, eyes further metro Atlanta expansion

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Metro Atlanta’s newest food hall is on track to debut this fall.

The venture will be a cornerstone of a major redevelopment in Dunwoody.

Florida-based The Vigor Group hopes to open The Hall at Ashford Lane in November, “if not earlier,” Managing Partner Jamal Wilson told Atlanta Business Chronicle. Construction is about 60% complete.… Read More »

Breadwinner Café & Bakery to Join The Works

The popular lunch spot will expand to open its third location in the new mixed-use development.

Geoff and Katie Melkonian opened Breadwinner Café in Sandy Springs in 2010, five years after the two first began making and selling baked goods to order.  Though the café came to being through those breads, it has since become known for its lunch menu, which features soups, salads, sandwiches, and, of course, baked goods.… Read More »

Lately at Lunch with Lauren: Pizza Jeans • Big Dave’s Cheese-Steaks • TGM Menu

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

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The sauce is what makes the margarita pizza from Pizza Jeans so perfect. I was worried when it was the only cheese pizza they offered because my children have refused the same pie at other places.… Read More »

Vino Venue – Introducing Michael’s Wine, Pietra Fenice!

Note from Audra:   I shared a bottle with my hubby already and we LOVED it!

Many of you knew Michael Bryan, founder of Vino Venue.  He passed away from Sarcoma in 2017, but his legacy lives on in Pietra Fenice.

The first vintage of his wine has arrived from Italy!  The vines were planted in Michael’s Vineyard at Casa Segreta, in the Baschi hills of Umbria.… Read More »

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Lunch with Lauren: Ponko Chicken

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Ponko Chicken is Japanese-American fare and it’s SO yummy. It’s a super casual place, right off I85 and Chamblee-Tucker that specializes in crispy chicken tenders. If you get a plate, you get 3 tenders and two side choices from: ponko rice, brown rice, ponko fries, sweet fries, potato salad, cole slaw, ponko pickles, green beans, or side salad.… Read More »

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