Sandy Springs/Perimeter Restaurant Week Coming Soon

The air is starting to have that certain chill in the mornings, promising fall is on the way. With fall comes a whole host of festivals and activities in the Atlanta area. Quite a few of those festivals are in the Perimeter area, and if you’re living in Glen Lake Apartments in Sandy Springs, you’re always close to the action.

Kicking off fall is Sandy Springs/Perimeter Restaurant Week. The variety and amount of restaurants participating is sure to whet your appetite. The only problem for the week will be deciding which bistro, steakhouse and more to attend. Restaurants will offer 2 and 3 course pix fixe menu. Each participating restaurant offers a meal for $15, $25 or $35 per person.

Just a sampling of the participating area favorite restaurants are Fleming’s, Food 101, Fuego Mundo, Ruth’s Chris, Wild Fire and The Flying Biscuit. All of the restaurants are located within five miles of Glen Lake, so lucky residents don’t have far to travel for a fantastic meal.

Visit the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Restaurant Week website to see all of the participating restaurants and the price level offered.

Get Downtown for Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

Atlanta restaurantsNow through August 8,  downtown Atlanta restaurants are offering great savings on meals.  When you dine out you can pay just $25 or $35 for a three-course meal. Get out of the kitchen and go downtown for Downtown Atlanta Restaurant week.  With 27 restaurants participating, you are sure to find something you want to try as well as an old favorite.

It is easy to participate, simply make a reservation at any of the participating restaurants. Each three-course meal includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Beverages, tax and gratuities are not included in the price of the meal.

The following restaurants will offer three-course meals for $25:

  • Avanzare Steakhouse
  • French American Brasserie
  • Glenn’s Kitchen
  • Legal Sea Foods
  • Max Lager’s American Grill & Brewery
  • Meehan’s Public House
  • No! Mas Cantina
  • Paschal’s Atlanta Downtown (more…)

Let’s Do Lunch This Wednesday

lunch in atlantaLooking for a break from your lunch routine? Well, thanks to the Midtown Alliance’s Summer Lunch Box Series, now  you can enjoy a delicious well priced meal along with entertainment. The summer series takes place on Wednesdays through July 28 in the Arts District Plaza at Peachtree and 15th streets right in the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s Midtown Mile. A different restaurant and entertainer will be featured each week.

Ahhh, and if you lived at 1010 Midtown you could walk to the Summer Lunch Box Series to mix and mingle, or just enjoy being outside during the Atlanta summertime. The Midtown Mile continues to be the center of where Midtown Atlanta lives, works and plays. The area of Peachtree Street that stretches from North Avenue to 15th Street is dubbed the Midtown Mile. Not only is it a major thoroughfare, but it is one of intown Atlanta’s most rapidly developing retail and residential developments.

Participating restaurants include Shout, F20, Little Azio, South City Kitchen, Nickiemoto’s, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Spice Market, Opera, Rising Roll, Evos, Livingston/Cafe Mims, Marlow’s Tavern and Gordon Biersch. Little Azio Pizza and Pasta will be serving lunch for $7 on Wednesday, May 19. Lunch choices include Asian chicken salad, Caesar salads, turkey panini or a lo cal hummus wrap.  with entertainment provided by Jay Memory.

Jay Memory is a  founding members of the beloved group Memory Dean. He has a new solo show that is creating quite a buzz and we hope you will come out for the Summer Lunch Box Series and make it one of your fondest memories from the Summer of 2010. For a complete line-up and more details, visit Midtown Atlanta.

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Tweet Up Showcased “Life on the Curve”

Last week I had an amazing time at the 1010 Midtown Cocktail Hour Tweet Up. The event was filled with social media savvy Atlanta professionals who were there to network, tour condos and sample tasty morsels from restaurants close to this Atlanta live, work, play community.

Peachtree epitomizes the sights and sounds of the city and the stretch through midtown is my favorite. I was reminded of this pulling up to the 1010 Midtown building. After checking in with the concierge, I walked to the elevator which transported me to the 21st floor and the luxury of the condos in this building.

The 21st floor of the Atlanta high-rise contains the decorated models, each showcasing a different Atlanta decor store. Several restaurants of the 12th & Midtown development were set up in the models and the aroma of different foods wafted into the hallway. Standing on the balcony of a beautifully decorated condo, noshing on eggplant crostini from Noon and gazing over Peachtree at dusk made me feel on top of the world. (more…)

Restaurant Eugene is the Restaurant of the Year

The Astoria Building in BuckheadBuckhead’s Restaurant Eugene was recently named 2009 Restaurant of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Long since considered to be one of the southeast’s best dining spots, Restaurant Eugene is known for providing patrons with southern cuisine and a charming atmosphere.

Linton and Gina Hopkins opened the restaurant in the Spring of 2004 in the Aramore building in the Historic Peachtree Battle District. This nearby restaurant provides residents living in the luxury mixed-use development at the Astoria at the Aramore a fine dining experience  few steps outside of their door.

This is just one more great reason to live at the Astoria at the Aramore. These luxury condos starting in the low $300,000’s are located between Midtown and Buckhead, offering close proximity to fine dining and shopping. The (more…)

Bistro Niko Opens This Fall

Upscale French-style  Bistro Niko, a Buckhead Life Restaurant opens this Fall at Sovereign. If you are a fan of other Buckhead Life Restaurant’s such Kyma, Nava, Pano’s & Paul’s, Chops or the Buckhead Diner, you are sure not going to want to miss Bistro Niko.

Founder Pano Karatassos said he named the restaurant after his son, Niko.

Discount Tickets for Taste of Atlanta

Time is running out to buy a discounted ticket for Taste of Atlanta.  Don’t miss out the offer is only good until September 7th, Labor Day.

Taste of Atlanta takes place at a new location in Midtown Atlanta this year   on October 10th and 11th.  Mark your calendar to attend the 8th annual event at Technology Square at Georgia Tech.

Named by O Magazine as one the Top 6 Food Festivals nationwide, you are sure to find something to tempt your taste buds at this event. With 80 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants participating, cooking demonstrations by some (more…)

Lindbergh Plaza

Lindbergh Plaza at Sidney Marcus Boulevard and Piedmont Road is a joint venture of The Sembler Company and NORO Broadview Holdings. The 26-acre property is now home to national chains including Best Buy, Target, Linens-n-Things, Home Depot, Hair Cuttery, Starbucks™, and FedEx/Kinkos™. The plaza includes a number of locally-owned shops like Ash Cigar, European Alterations, Nail Talk, and regional favorite Waffle House. There are several new condo developments going up on Lindbergh Drive.

Virginia Highland

Historic Virginia Highland is one of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods for shopping, dining and nightlife. There are a lot of neat restaurants and places to hang out down on Highland Avenue in Virginia Highland. Take a look at this directory of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Links to other attractions are also featured on the site.

Ted’s Montana Grill

Have you ever eaten at Ted’s Montana Grill? The buffalo dishes are pretty good. I see where they have opened a new location in Decatur at 201 West Ponce de Leon Ave. I was reading an article at a news site for Atlanta Intown that mentioned this opening and others click here to see more dining news