Skate the Square and Politan Row – Lunch with Lauren

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Do people keep popping into town and you’re running out of places to take them? Do the kids have cabin fever? Skate the Square and Politan Row at Colony Square is your answer. Colony Square is in Midtown and the skating rink is surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants.… Read More »

The Select – I can’t believe I waited so long to go!!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I eat at Flower Child in Sandy Springs often.  So, I’ve noticed The Select across the way and all the nicely dressed people and the beautiful outdoor patio with lovely jazz music sliding out of the speakers.  Why haven’t I ever been?  Well, hubby and I decided to take my parents for my dad’s 76th birthday this weekend. … Read More »

Yao Is A Yes!

Lunch with friends makes any meal better, but Yao doesn’t even need the help. Fans of the bustling Tum Pok Pok will love the upscale, refined Yao. Adidsara Weerasin and Taya Denmark opened Tum Pok Pok while waiting on the build-out for Yao and both are such gems. 

Yao offers lunch, dinner, and now a dim sum brunch.… Read More »

Audra’s Visit to Dunwoody’s First Rooftop Bar

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My hubby and I were out running errands this weekend and rode by the AC Hotel.   A light-bulb went off in my head as I remembered the new Bar Peri Rooftop Bar was on the 7th floor.  So, we pulled in, parked and went upstairs for the view, a quick bite and a few beverages. … Read More »

Places to Check Out @ Lunch with Lauren

Ready for a few places to try this week? If you don’t want to cook dinner, just need a lunch out, or want to try Dunwoody’s newest bottle shop, keep reading.

Antiguo Lobo
5370 Peachtree Rd Suite A,
Chamblee, GA 30341

Open for lunch and dinner, except on Tuesdays. 

My husband and I enjoyed a nice day date at Antiguo Lobo in downtown Chamblee.… Read More »

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 »

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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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 »

Lunch with Lauren ~ Summer Lunches

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

Well, we all made it to summer and what’s that saying……”The pool/beach will give it whatever body I give it?” That’s my mentality considering most moms should get a patch for just surviving May. I do tend to eat less and lighter, but still maintain this squishy physique with plenty of empty wine calories.… Read More »