Lunch with Lauren: Zinburger Dunwoody

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection The stars aligned and Peggy, Audra and I were all free for lunch on the same day and time, so we decided to try the newly opened, Zinburger on Ashford Dunwoody. I’ve been trying to work out and eat better, so it is moments like this that I […]

Lauren’s doodled BuHi Lunch Map

Note from Audra – I wish I had 1% of Lauren’s artistic ability!   By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection   The second most asked question I get asked is, where do I like to eat on Buford Highway? (The first is, what I’m up to these days and is usually followed by a […]

Laundry With Lauren – Peachy Lyfe

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a person who hates laundry. Anyone who really knows me, may have even borne witness to my laundry sofa or mountain. I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed by the ease at which my children know to hunt […]

Lunch with Lauren: Cafe Sababa

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection Let’s talk about Cafe Sababa. I’m not sure how I didn’t know about this little gem until my friend, Felicia, mentioned it. I’ve walked past it numerous times on the way to Simply Thai, another one of my Dunwoody favorites. Cafe Sababa offers Mediterranean and middle eastern dishes […]

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Lunch with Lauren: El Elote

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection While you’re in Sandy Springs, say between 6 PM – 9 PM on Thursdays and Sundays or 6 PM – 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, you need to check out El Elote. They sell some of the best elote in Atlanta from a tent in the parking […]

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Lunch with Lauren: Vino Venue

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection Well, my youngest child started kindergarten today. She is kind of a handful, so I had LOTS of emotions. (Y’all go ahead and add Ms. Davison to your prayer list). Instead of eating tacos filled with feelings while standing over my kitchen sink, I opted to rally my […]

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Lunch with Lauren: J’s Mini Hot Pot Deluxe

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection My new favorite place to lunch. I’m not sure why I haven’t tried this place sooner; probably because the idea of my child with selective hearing cooking her own food in a pot of boiling broth makes my eye twitch. Spoiler alert…it went really well. Hot pot is […]

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Lunch with Lauren: Poke City and Momonoki

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection Poke city is open Publix Dunwoody Hall shopping center. If you aren’t familiar with poke, it is traditionally, a Hawaiian raw fish salad. If you love sushi, you will love poke. Choose a base (white or brown rice or salad greens), multiple proteins, veggies, dressing and toppings. I […]

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Lunch with Lauren: King BBQ and Cousins Maine Lobster

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection I have strong opinions about BBQ. I never realized it until I left for Clemson and South Carolinians would emphatically insist that their mustard based BBQ was the best in the country. Perhaps if their insistence wasn’t so unfettered that it was the BEST in the WHOLE country […]

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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. Luckily, in Dunwoody, we have DaVinci’s Donuts (5537 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338 in the Walgreens shopping center). DaVinci’s offers smaller, cake-style donuts in a variety of flavors. If for some reason, […]

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Lunch with Lauren: Hello Chicken & The Buford Highway Shuffle

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection This past Easter, my family friend, Chris Turner, asked me if I’d heard of the Buford Highway Shuffle, knowing my love of Buford Highway. I was immediately intrigued and found the non-profit, We Love BuHi. We Love BuHi’s goal is to strengthen the “multicultural fabric of the Buford […]

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Lunch with Lauren: Crafthall Kitchen

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection Crafthall Kitchen is open in Sandy Springs (the shopping center next to REI and Tiff’s Treats). It is  multiple restaurant concepts under one roof. Currently, the options are Fowl and Scratch, a gourmet fried chicken place; Bowl Cookhouse, nutritious ingredients…in a bowl; Urban Sammie, a globally inspired sandwich […]

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