Now Open in Dunwoody: Backyard at Parkwoods

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 »

Audra’s Review of Restaurant Holmes~Downtown Alpharetta

by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

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 »

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!

Join our Lunch with Lauren Facebook group to get the scoop from Lauren immediately!  Otherwise, we’ll give you a weekly re-cap with most of the news!

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 »