Recent highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Rustic Apple Tart • Wedge Salad

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Have we talked about this Trader Joe’s—Atlanta,GA Rustic Apple Tart?! It’s Cricket’s favorite and approved by the world’s best pie baker, Lynn Townsend 🥧 It’s not very big, but really delicious.… Read More »

Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Floats, Lettuce Wraps, Pasta, Trader Joe, Peachtree Corners and more!

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Bacon Asparagus Pasta

Super simple. Cook bacon and remove. Cook asparagus in rendered bacon fat. Pour off extra fat and toss bacon and asparagus with pasta.… Read More »

Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Hattie B’s • Velvet Taco • Singha 99

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Have y’all been to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken- Atlanta, GA? It’s in little 5, off of Moreland. I went this week to meet a new friend and was so happy with this meal.… Read More »

Dunwoody’s Public Schools – Overcrowding, Redistricting, Deforestation, Who’s To Blame and How You can Help!

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Dunwoody High School’s Deforestation

At the beginning of July, Facebook exploded with images of portables teetering on cinder blocks on Dunwoody High School’s deforestation. Most were shocked when the tall trees at the corner of Vermack and Womack roads were completely leveled over spring break but outraged when faced with their replacement.… Read More »

Labor Day Pig Roast with Lauren

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

I’m not sure if there is a better way to celebrate the return of football season, than a pig roast. Some of our friends have planned an annual pig roast for the last 4 years and it is no joke. The men (and boys) camp in the backyard, tending to the smoker and making sure all the meat goes in the smoker at the right time and keeping the temperature right.… Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: Local Lunch Spots

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

School’s back in session so you may find some time to grab lunch with a friend. These are some of my local favorites:

It’s no secret that I love Ivy Tea House. Yes, it is adorable with it’s shabby chic interior and mix n’ match china. Yes, it’s down the street from Carolee’s adorable boutique and other fun shops.… Read More »

Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Personal Chef, 3 Chicken Meals in 1, Fresh Market Special

Head over to our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group and join in on the fun!  Meanwhile, three of Lauren’s top posts from last week can be found below!

Personal Chef for Stress Free Occasions

Have you ever considered a personal chef to make a special occasion stress-free? A friend invited us to her beautiful home to celebrate another friend’s birthday and had Massimo Mariano cook the most wonderful meal.… Read More »

Re-Cap from Last Week’s Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group: Dum Dums, Piggy Pops and Little Big Meals!

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We aren’t sure if this is true but Lauren thinks so…..

It was Lauren’s birthday so she gave away a Moondog Growlers gift card and tickets to Medieval Times!  Congrats to our winners, Cindy B.… Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: More text questions…(Knives, GF Bread Crumbs, Grilling Fish, How to slow down Guac brownng….)

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Here are some of the text convos I had this week:

  • What kind of knives do you use?

I prefer a global santoku, which is small and light, but my husband prefers a wustof chef’s knife, which is the exact opposite. But to be honest, sharp knife > expensive knife.… Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: Peaches, Peaches and oh….more Peaches

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection   One of the first things I was told upon moving to South Carolina, from Texas, was that South Carolina grew more peaches than Georgia even though Georgia was called “The Peach State.” I thought that was a weirdly defensive bit of unsolicited information, so I would reply with, “well
maybe they grow BETTER peaches,” which made me zero friends.… Read More »