Lettuce Eat Healthy

Even as the farmers markets close for the season, North Fulton residents seeking healthier, tastier, locally-grown produce can still get lucky in the lettuce department. Thanks to hydroponics and the dedication of two people who are passionate about sustainable growing, this vital ingredient for salads, sandwiches and more can be had all year and even delivered to your door, or…

Fashion First With Bert

 Article Britni Johnson | Photography Provided  On Thursday, September 13, Alpharetta’s mixed-use community Avalon will roll out the blue carpet for its fourth annual Noon to Night Fall Fashion Show benefitting Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides an all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.   The exclusive event,…

The Toast of the Town

 Article Sue G. Collins | Photography Dennis Malcolm Byron  While Italian food steals the show at Altobeli’s in Johns Creek, it’s the live music and special shows that take center stage.  With live entertainment and dancing seven nights a week, you can dig into a plate of linguine carbonara then dance it off at this friendly old-school neighborhood Italian restaurant…

Sensational Strawberries

Few times of year are better than strawberry season when you’re in Georgia, and that’s because we’ve got some of the most delicious strawberries out there, right in our backyard. The Pepper-Crusted Steak with Strawberry-Balsamic Glaze and Lavender-Strawberry Shortcake recipes highlight the bright, fresh taste of strawberries that we all look forward to in spring! Our friends at Garnish &…

Mac and Cheese with Heart

Tony Manns was born to be a chef. Growing up in Atlanta, he loved hanging out in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother as a child, watching them prepare a feast every Sunday. He is executive chef at Alpharetta’s Salt Factory Pub. Some of his fondest memories are sitting at the family dinner table and diving into his favorite…

Meals and Memories Made Daily 

“Wouldn’t it be cool to have our own farmers market or coffee shop?” Ryan Bowersox would say to his wife Beth. “That would be a great way to serve the community!” Beth would say. For years, this was the couple’s dialogue, but it was no more than an idea. They would frequently look at spaces for lease, but the prices…