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 »

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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Treat Dad to Steak & Eggs at PARISH This Father’s Day

One of the top brunch destinations in Atlanta, The Brasserie and Neighborhood Café at PARISH is excited to treat dads to a relaxing day away from the grill this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Conveniently located in Inman Park on the BeltLine, Executive Chef Chavez Hernandez is whipping up a special Steak & Eggs dish for hungry dads along with signature brunch favorites like the Chicken and Waffles, Monte Cristo, and Shrimp & Grits.  … Read More »

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Lunch with Lauren – Gu’s Kitchen

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Gu’s dumplings keep popping up in my Instagram feed, but the drive to Krog market is not in my daily schedule. BUT THEN, I see that there is a Gu’s Kitchen open on Buford Highway in Chamblee, so I drag Amanda in the rain to get some dumplings. First things first, the dumplings are delicious and totally lived up to the hype.… Read More »

Gusto! Chamblee To Feature Drive-Thru, First For the Restaurant Brand

Richmond Green lends former Chick-fil-A expertise for restaurant’s new drive-thru operation which will include a ‘co-pilot’ ordering.

Chamblee later this year will be home to Gusto!, a company spokesperson Friday exclusively shared with What Now Atlanta.

Gusto! Chamblee will be the brand’s fifth location and the first to include a drive-thru.  Continue at What Now AtlantaRead More »

Head to Dantanna’s for All-American Fourth of July Specials

With two convenient locations in Buckhead and Downtown, Dantanna’s is celebrating Fourth of July with classic All-American specials including hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and more. Hungry diners can even nosh on a BBQ Pork Plate, featuring shredded pork shoulder, house-made barbecue sauce, Texas toast, fried onion and coleslaw, or a half rack of St. Louis ribs served with fresh corn on the cob.… Read More »

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue on the BeltLine at PARISH and TWO

Brunch lovers can get a head start on Fourth of July festivities on the BeltLine at The Neighborhood Café and Brasserie at PARISH and TWO urban licks with a special brunch on Wednesday, July 4th. Featuring a hearty and flavorsome menu created by Executive Chef Chavez Hernandez, brunch lovers can get patriotic and celebrate Independence Day with favorites like the American Breakfast – scrambled eggs, a choice of country sausage or applewood smoked bacon, grits or potatoes and a biscuit; The Burger – grass fed beef, benton’s bacon jam, dijonaise, grilled onion, cheddar and house cut fries; Chicken and Waffles – fried chicken, blueberry waffle, Sriracha butter and peanuts, and much more at PARISH. … Read More »