Thanksgiving is my husband’s FAVORITE holiday; Comfort food and football. It is a common misconception that we must have some kind of fancy Thanksgiving because we were both chefs, but we like everything traditional. Years ago, when we were just getting to know our, now best friends, the Burdas, they asked if we’d like to come over for Thanksgiving since we didn’t have family here.… Read More »
By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection
I worked for Whole Foods when we learned that Trader Joe’s was making it’s way to Atlanta. It took me roughly 13 years to get on board. I’m pretty stubborn but now I’m a fully converted advocate. To be clear, I don’t do my primary grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s.… Read More »
YAY! 400 group members! Let’s celebrate! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Win either lunch with me somewhere on Buford Highway, my treat or, since I’m kind of a weirdo, you can choose a $25 Trader Joe’s gift card with some suggestions.
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I imagine that few people spend as much time thinking about food and wine as I do. When I ran into Matt Scott, owner of Press Blend Squeeze, at the Dunwoody Community Tailgate, we had a chat about the 3 day juice cleanse. I have friends who have done it and I see the Instagram posts but both the idea of not eating and the price, have kept me at bay for a year or so.… Read More »
Update from Facebook:
Thank you for being so patient with us as we continue to move as quickly as we can with getting our new location in Dunwoody built and open for business. We are very close to being issued our building and health dept. permits. The City of Dunwoody – Government has been very helpful throughout this process from the mayor to all of his staff.… Read More »
By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! ConnectionHead over to our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group and join in on the fun! Meanwhile, a few of Lauren’s top recent posts can be found below!
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!
By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! ConnectionHead over to our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group and join in on the fun! Meanwhile, a few of Lauren’s top posts from last week can be found below!
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 »
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!Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Meridith Ford is moving forward with plans to open , but not in Old Fourth Ward. The former Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) food critic and chef is bringing the shop to Plaza at Cortland Decatur East, at 2657 E.… Read More »
Dunwoody’s Public Schools – Overcrowding, Redistricting, Deforestation, Who’s To Blame and How You can Help!
By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! ConnectionDunwoody 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 »
Parkwoods, the flagship restaurant at the Crowne Plaza® Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, has officially opened its sister restaurant, Backyard at Parkwoods – a lively outdoor beer garden located behind the main restaurant on property.
Backyard at Parkwoods’ beverage menu focuses on Georgia-based craft beers – highlighting local brews like Scofflaw Basement IPA, Gate City Copperhead, and New Realm Hazy Like a Fox.… Read More »
I’ve traveled all over the state of Georgia watching my sons play baseball. Yes, I once was a “travel baseball mom”. I tell you this because travel baseball families eat out ALOT. You never know where you’ll be at meal time on a travel baseball weekend so you learn how to YELP well. … Read More »
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 »
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 »