Lunch & Learn with Aha’s Style Editor ~ We are finally going to tell you who she really is!

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

I rode by Oaxaca in Chamblee and knew it would be the next lunch and learn location.  It is beautiful, has indoor/outdoor seating, is so close to Dunwoody and my favorite food is Mexican food!  Oaxaca is located at 5255 Peachtree Blvd,
Suite 105 on the bottom floor of one of the new Chamblee apartment complexes. … Read More »

Lunch & Learn with Billy Grogan and Mike Carlson, Dunwoody Police Chiefs

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

Last week we treated the incoming and outgoing Dunwoody Police Chiefs to lunch at Joey D’s Oak Room.  The hostess informed us that Chief Grogan is a regular and she was thrilled to see him and to hug his neck!  The restaurant was packed at 11:30 on a rainy Tuesday. … Read More »

Lunch & Learn with Alan Mothner – Culinary Dropout & Spruill Center for the Arts

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

Our most recent Lunch and Learn was last week with Alan Mothner, the CEO of Spruill Center for the Arts.  I’ve known Alan for over 20 years and it was fun to catch up on a gorgeous sunny day at an outdoor table in the newest Ashford Lane restaurant: Culinary Dropout

We shared three delicious appetizers…Gochujang Brussel Sprouts, Marcona Almonds,  & Marinated Olives.  … Read More »

February Aha! Lunch & Learn with Tom Bass & Jake Hill

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Peggy and I invited Coach Bass and Coach Hill to lunch at North Italia on Tuesday.  Both men have coached my sons over the years so I’ve known them for awhile but I wanted to introduce them to Peggy since her oldest will be attending DHS as a 9th grader next year.  … Read More »

January Aha! Lunch & Learn with Mayor Lynn Deutsch at Seasons 52

by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

We kicked off our new 2024 Monthly Lunch and Learn series with Mayor Lynn Deutsch at Seasons 52 Perimeter.  Thanks to our lovely Mayor for taking time out of her crazy schedule to dine with us!  First let’s talk about the food….

Obviously we chose to eat in Dunwoody! … Read More »

Fitness Together: Get What You Really Want!

by Russ Yeager for Fitness Together:

Recipes from Russ:
Fennel, Celery and Green Apple Slaw
Lemon Quinoa Salad
Protein Power Balls
Guilt-Free Tuna Salad
Healthy Chicken Fajitas

Shortcuts to Make it Easier

Yes, making big changes in your body takes sacrifice and delayed gratification. And, yes, this is hard and is why most people give up and never achieve their goals.… Read More »

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Foodie Gift Guide

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Monkkino Lemon Squeezer, Lemon Squeezer Juicer, Citrus Juicer Handheld, Lemon Juicer, Stainless Steel Juicer Hand Press, Lime Squeezer Bar Tool, Manual Citrus Press, Lime Juicer w/Zester, 2 pcsHubby suggested I get an extra one of these since we use it so often!… Read More »

Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving 2023

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

We are spending Thanksgiving with my Hurston side of the family in Atlanta this year.   My mom and I divvied out the cooking responsibilities amongst the family chefs and my Aunt Tommie is hosting a crew of 14 plus Ozzie.

We’ve ordered smoked Turkey and Brisket from local BBQ spots…I’d share but neither are accepting last minute  orders this week.… Read More »

Audra’s Homegrown Tomatoes + Gazpacho Recipe

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I am so excited about my tomato crop this year.   I’ve never had such a bountiful tomato harvest!  I finally realized growing tomatoes in pots is MUCH more difficult than planting them straight into the ground.   In all my previous years of trying to grow tomatoes, I would get one or two from each pot and found myself watering the pots multiple times per day because they were so thirsty the pots kept drying out.  … Read More »

Local Author Book Giveaway: Food-ishness. By Betsy Hill Armstrong

Recently I received a note from a fellow Dunwoodian who has kids around my boys’ ages and used to walk right by my house on a daily basis on her way to Vanderlyn with her kids.  Gosh I miss those days!

I always love connecting with people and was thrilled that our mutual acquaintance, Christine Cooper, suggested Betsy reach out to me. … Read More »

Foodie Frenzy ~ Super Chix!

by Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection   My family of four stopped by Super Chix this weekend to grab some food to go.  I ordered the Southwest Salad which had really tasty fried tenders on the top with slices of avocado and a yummy ranch.  It wasn’t a lot of food but it was enough to fill me up. … Read More »

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Message in a Bottle ~ Superior Seafood & Sailor Spirits restaurant is coming to The Village Dunwoody 

DASH Hospitality Concepts announces their third restaurant, Message in a Bottle which is slated to open in The Village Dunwoody late Fall.  It will join Bar{n} booze {n} bites, Morty’s Meat & Supply and The Funwoody Food Truck as the fourth concept located in The Village Dunwoody, a high quality food and outdoor community spot in the heart of Dunwoody.  … Read More »

DHS Girl’s Lacrosse Annual Spiced Right BBQ fundraiser

Life is busy!  Let us help!  Order a delicious dinner from Spiced Right Ribhouse barbeque and help support the Dunwoody High School Girls lacrosse team. Orders must be received AND paid for by Saturday, March 11th.  All dinners will be available for a curb side pickup between 5-6:30pm at the Dunwoody High School gym on Wednesday, March 15th.   … Read More »

Foodie Frenzy – Two Absolutely Amazing Auburn, Alabama Restaurants

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

In case you didn’t already know, I should tell you that I grew up just outside of Auburn, Alabama.  I graduated from Auburn University (as did my father, husband and countless other people close to me including Foodie Patty).  I also sent both of my children to Auburn University. … Read More »

Eat in Sandy Springs – Win Prizes!

Journey through Sandy Springs’ robust dining scene with the “Dine Like a Local” Pass! With this program, you can earn points that you can redeem for entries into fun giveaways, while you explore our bucket list of the “must-try” dishes at each Sandy Springs restaurant! Indulge in the melting pot of different cultural dining experiences you can have in Sandy Springs, and maybe even find your new favorite spot along the way.… Read More »