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 »

Celebrate the Fourth of July at PARISH With a Red, White and Blue BeltLine Brunch

Brunch lovers can get an early start to their Fourth of July festivities at The Neighborhood Café and Brasserie at PARISH’s Red, White and Blue brunch on the Atlanta BeltLine on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Featuring an all-star menu created by Executive Chef Chavez Hernandez, brunch goers 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 – two patties, Swiss cheese, bacon jam, lettuce and house cut fries; Chicken and Waffles – fried chicken, blueberry waffle, Sriracha butter and  peanuts, and much more. … Read More »

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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 »

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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Lunch With Lauren – Ideas for Keeping our Local Restaurants Thriving!

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Dunwoody Restaurant Week has wrapped up but I want to encourage you to dine at your favorite local establishments year-round. I know there is a community desire to bring new and different restaurants to Dunwoody, but in order to make that happen, first we have to support the ones we have, to show longevity and prove we are a community that patronizes our restaurants.… Read More »

Lauren’s Recipes of the Week: Roasted Potatoes, Cochinita Pibil Tacos & Roasted Broccoli

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

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Lauren’s Potatoes

I bought too many potatoes last week for a thing and so I roasted 8 or so tonight. Rinsed, cut, tossed in olive oil, minced 5 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper. Roast at 400° for 45 minutes.… Read More »

Audra’s Trip to Vino Venue for Dunwoody Restaurant Week

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

Thanks Vino Venue for a wonderful Dunwoody Restaurant Week meal!  Everything was delicious and my nephew may never be the same after trying tres leches cake for the first time ever.  Everyone in my party can eat whatever they want.  However, Vino Venue could not have been more accommodating for gluten free me.… Read More »

Dunwoody Restaurant Week Starts today!

This June, dig into Dunwoody Restaurant Week, an annual celebration of all things delicious! Dunwoody Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to savor something new or revisit an oldie, but goodie. Participating restaurants will showcase their best dishes and desserts at set prices, allowing you to sample food and drink from some of the best restaurants in Atlanta. … Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: Donuts!

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Friday is National Donut Day which is one of the few food “holidays” I honor. Sadly, our Dunwoody DaVinci’s Donuts  closed but you can find them at one of their nearby locations. DaVinci’s offers smaller, cake-style donuts in a variety of flavors. If for some reason, you can’t find a flavor that strikes your fancy, there is always the option to create your own.… Read More »

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Lunch with Lauren ~ Poolside Snacks

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

When the last school bell rings and my children exit the front doors of DES and into summer, they immediately require sustenance every 15 to 45 minutes. I typically start the summer with the high hopes of fruit kabobs and worksheet bridge books and by July, it’s anything covered in neon orange cheese powder, Popsicles that come in a mesh bag of a 1000 and unlimited WIFI.… Read More »