The Porsche Driving Experience Test Track, located at One Porsche Drive, satisfies a need for speed. Overlooking the track, the recently opened Restaurant 356 served as an elegant location to host media partners and journalists.
The Atlanta Craft Beer scene is hopping! The Brothers That Brew offered samples of beer in varieties from Peach Cider to Dark Horse Imperial Stout at Urban Foodie Cafe. Photography Marc Hudson
I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a gamer, except for the times I spent much of my 9th grade year trying to rescue the princess in Super Mario Brothers (which I did, by the way). Or, unless I get to play and dance along South Fulton’s most rockin’ game truck. Yeah, baby! If you have never seen or even heard of the game truck concept, then let me explain it to you. Take a huge trailer. On one side, add monster TVs that you access from the outside. Inside, add more TVs and 20+ seats for playing the most relevant and up-to-date video games around. The best part: it comes to your door. These guys have got this system down: you reserve online, pay online, get timely confirmation emails with invites, and they show up BEFORE your party time, ready for your gamers. PRO TIP: Football fans, ask about the NFL Experience. Congrats, Peachstate Gamerz! You’re a Pick! Find them online at PeachStateGamerz.com.
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Restaurant 356 is open to the public for lunch Tuesday-Saturday from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and for dinner, Thursday-Saturday from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made through the restaurant’s website Restaurant356.com or via OpenTable at OpenTable.com/Restaurant-356. If you are unable to make a reservation online, call 770.290.4356. The restaurant also provides catering and serves as an event venue.
There are lots of places to sample local craft beer and fine wines right here in South Fulton. You don’t have to travel to downtown Atlanta to have a good time. From live music to tastings, there is so much in store from College Park to Camp Creek. Take a quick tour of Cigaros, Kafenio and Urban Foodie Cafe.
The South Metro Chapter of 100 Black Men of America made its first visible presence at Fulton Leadership Academy (FLA) in East Point, Georgia. Principal Doug Ward states, “We continue to build relationships with community stakeholders interested in working with FLA. President Kevin Bean of 100 Black Men of South Metro proposed a partnership to support academic programs at FLA. The organization even included FLA on a grant request that upon approval will expand more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) opportunities to our school. The project will bring science professionals to classrooms to meet, lecture, and mentor our scholars. It also will increase field trips that expose scholars to science careers. The 100 is also a POSSE Scholarship nominator and has offered us the opportunity to select one of our scholars to be the recipient of the program as one of their partner schools. POSSE Scholarship recipients receive a four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarship from Posse’s partner institutions of higher education. The schools are Boston College, The College of Wooster, Brandeis University, Texas A&M University, Syracuse University, and Bard College.”
Derived from the French word for “to find,” Truvée Wines is a true labor of sisterly love. The McBride sisters’ story is fascinating. Robin and Andréa McBride share a father and though both were born in California, Robin was raised by her mom in Monterey and Andréa lived with her mother in New Zealand, each one unaware that the other existed, albeit on the other side of the world. Their father’s dying wish was for the sisters to connect and this happened for the first time when the young women were 16 and 25. They discovered a mutual interest in winemaking and the wine business.
“Our love story began four years ago with a chance meeting at a friend’s Christmas Party,” says the bride. The former Deborah Wilson’s intentions were to go the party, show her face, and leave. But fate stepped in when Keevin approached her, introduced himself, and they ended up talking for hours. Since that cold December night, they have been inseparable.
An iconic venue familiar to many Atlantans appears to be moving. Smiths Olde Bar, known for hosting great bands, has been ordered to vacate their premises due to the building being placed on the market to sell. This highlights a conversation that many small business owners often choose to ignore: leasing space versus owning their property. Owning the property that your business utilizes can be a great win for your personal wealth building and tax management.
I was a weary shopper looking for a simple Riesling when my innocent eyes fell upon this: