Sean’s Cali Summer

Channeling his time on the West Coast, our own Sean O'Keefe shares his favorite summer patio tribute to all things California. The tri-tip steak is the California classic. It’s the signature flavor of al fresco dining in the West Coast sunshine, served with your favorite tomato salsa (featuring Vidalia onions and fresh Georgia tomatoes) and accompanied by the perfect margarita.…

Olives Forever

After 24 years spent teaching in the Gwinnett County school system, Chrissi MacGregor looks forward to retiring this month. But her golden years will not be spent in leisure. MacGregor has already turned her passion for flavor into the Prima Olive tasting room and store in Johns Creek. Inside, visitors can sample and purchase premium olive oils and vinegars that…

Casting the perfect cheese plate

Just like any movie it is the cast of characters that makes the film an award winner. So too with the perfect cheese plate. As we salute the Grammy Awards (February 12) and the Academy Awards (February 28), consider entertaining your crew (or just your two leads) with this perennial favorite. Remember that variety is the key. Fresh fruit, berries,…

I Love Juice, Don’t You?

There's something primal about juice. There's something supremely satisfying about capturing the essence of a plant in one single cup. And, lucky for us, spots selling fresh juice are popping up around the metro area, serving up an alternative to morning coffee or afternoon salads.

Happy New Year

Our friends at the Bite Bistro & Bar were generous enough to share the recipes of these two super sassy and celebratory cocktails with Alpharetta Lifestyle readers. 'Tis the season! These sparkling cocktails are perfectly suited for ringing in the new year. Sip responsibly and have a joyous and safe holiday season from everyone here at the magazine.