Audra & Peggy’s Visit to Sankranti Kitchen

The Perimeter area is abuzz lately …. you can’t miss the construction and planning for the new High Street when you drive around and the State Farm Campus keeps adding interesting concepts.  Today we were invited to check out Sankranti Kitchen … this fast-casual restaurant (think Chipotle for Indian food) serves up popular Indian favorites in a delicious, affordable way! … Read More »

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Asian Fusion Cafe

Asian Fusion Cafe, located in Dunwoody, offers traditional Chinese dishes & Asian cuisine at a convenient location with affordable prices.  Eat-in or take-out and delivery options available. The menu reflects centuries of family cooking, offering traditional & innovative dishes, skillfully cooked to perfection.  Every single item we serve is carefully prepared to dazzle your senses.  Check out the menu here!… Read More »

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The Select – I can’t believe I waited so long to go!!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I eat at Flower Child in Sandy Springs often.  So, I’ve noticed The Select across the way and all the nicely dressed people and the beautiful outdoor patio with lovely jazz music sliding out of the speakers.  Why haven’t I ever been?  Well, hubby and I decided to take my parents for my dad’s 76th birthday this weekend. … Read More »

Yao Is A Yes!

Lunch with friends makes any meal better, but Yao doesn’t even need the help. Fans of the bustling Tum Pok Pok will love the upscale, refined Yao. Adidsara Weerasin and Taya Denmark opened Tum Pok Pok while waiting on the build-out for Yao and both are such gems. 

Yao offers lunch, dinner, and now a dim sum brunch.… Read More »

Head to Cattle Shed

Have you been to Halcyon yet? It’s a quick drive up 400 in Alpharetta off McFarland Parkway. In warmer weather, people flock to the Big Creek Greenway trailhead situated at Halcyon and enjoy the open-air shopping and dining. In addition to a food hall that has a Gu’s, there are many restaurants for any mood or taste.… Read More »

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 »