They say the only thing better than a long weekend is a short week. Hard to believe another weekend is already upon us, but I’m certainly not going to argue it! Take a look at some of the fun events that are just around the corner.
Village Theatre Level 1 Graduate Show and Armando! Friday, May 31, 8:30pm, $10. If you’ve been on the fence about signing up for one of the Village Theatre’s improv classes, this is a great way to see the program in action. After watching the students perform, you can stay and watch the main cast perform in the Armando show – and sign up for the July Level 1 improv class if you’ve got the guts to do it! Get your tickets here.
Yacht Rock Revue Performing Prince’s Purple Rain – Friday, May 31, 7:00 – Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Hear Purple Rain in its entirety outside at our beautiful Piedmont Park! General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets include seating and cost $50. Proceeds benefit the Piedmont Park Conservancy Green Market. Continue reading
Star mixologist, Andy Minchow, has set up bar at downtown Atlanta’s The Drafting Table until his new restaurant concept, Ration & Dram, is ready to open.
The Drafting Table is honored to have Andy tend their bar even if only temporarily. His unique creations, including “The Dastardly Deed,” which contains a tasty mix of St. George dry rye, basil, muddled lime, simple syrup, and absinthe have been a big hit among Drafting Table patrons.
Andy’s presence at The Drafting Table exposes downtown Atlanta to the sophisticated cocktails one typically only experiences in Buckhead, West Midtown, and Decatur’s finest restaurants. You can now get these complex cocktails in the laid back downtown atmosphere of the Drafting Table and enjoy them alongside the restaurant’s delicious and affordable farm-to-table menu items.
Andy will only be at the Drafting Table for a limited time – likely for the next 3 months or so – so head over to the Pencil Factory soon to experience his creations for yourself.
You gotta eat. And sometimes, you gotta eat out. But you also gotta watch your wallet. Fortunately, we’ve been keeping up with some great offers from a few of our favorite dining spots. If only there were more meals in the day… thank goodness for snacks!
Fruttela Frozen Yogurt – Springtime is here! That means it’s also Frozen Yogurt time! At Fruttela Frozen Yogurt in Inman Park, students get 10% off every Monday. Better still, the yogurt you get at Fruttela is made with real fruit and non-fat organic milk – perfect for staying cool and keeping your mind sharp over the summer break.
The Drafting Table – Come in daily at 3:00pm for 1/2 price appetizer specials until 7:00pm. The Drafting Table will resume lunch hours in June, but for now, Sunday brunch continues weekly from 11:30-4:00 and dinner is of course served every day from 3:00pm until close. The Drafting Table is located downtown at 349 Decatur St. Continue reading
Chow Bing, the new healthy and affordable Chinese restaurant that opened recently at the Pencil Factory Flats and Shops downtown, has had a pretty incredible first few weeks.
If you’re just now hearing about Chow Bing for the first time, here’s the concept:
Chow Bing differentiates itself from traditional Chinese restaurants with its focus on natural (and gluten-free upon request) ingredients. The restaurant’s owner, Gary Lin, prides himself on working with responsible suppliers. He uses meats from animals that are humanely raised without antibiotics or growth hormones, serves sustainable seafood, and purchases vegetables primarily from local sources. And after all of that, the delicious food is still affordable. Diners can enjoy Chow Bing’s build-your-own Bing (burrito) or Bowl with premium protein and vegetable combinations starting at $8.00. All menu items are cooked to order. Continue reading
You did it! You made it to Friday! Take a look at the fun stuff happening this weekend and get out there and celebrate!
Tonight! Mara Davis is Armando tonight at the Village Theatre! The Atlanta radio legend will tell real stories from her life to inspire the scenes the improvisers create. 8:30pm, $10. Grab dinner before the show at Caramba Café, The Drafting Table or the new Chow Bing healthy Chinese restaurant. Parking is FREE and the restaurants and Village Theatre are all in the Pencil Factory complex so you can walk to the show after you eat!
Grant Park Home and Garden Tour – May 11 and 12. Learn about the diverse architecture of this historic Atlanta neighborhood. Continue reading
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. If you haven’t made plans yet, there’s still time to make mom feel special (and remind her why you are her favorite child). Here are some ideas for the last minute planners…
Beauty and Brunch in West Midtown
Treat mom to a mani/pedi at the new Apex Nail Studio then grab a bite to eat right next door. Apex Nail Studio is located at Apex West Midtown – in the same complex as West Midtown Corner Tavern and Bone Lick BBQ – both of which are offering a delicious Mother’s Day brunch. Park for free in the Apex lot, paint your toes, and then walk over to the restaurant that best suits your mom. Continue reading