Live to Eat!

Happy February and welcome to our annual "Food" issue! It is one of my favorites because I am one of those people who live to eat. I was a foodie before I knew what a foodie was! It was fun this month to learn more about some new restaurants in our area and try some delicious dishes throughout Vinings and…

February Contributors

Rotricia Rachelle Coley
Rotricia Rachelle Coley is an event designer, food stylist, and photographer. She is known for her custom-themed dessert tables and her unique eye as a photographer. Rotricia Rachelle is a wife and mother of three and resides in Smyrna. RachelleGrace.com. Helen Grebe
Helen Grebe's 18 year career in journalism has net her national and local recognition as a published…

Local Families Give Back

Vinings and Smyrna is home to lots of residents who give back. There are moms groups who do more than arrange playdates. And kids who do more than go to the park. Check out how some residents are giving back to our community.

Around Town

Lifestyle Publications is proud to announce our commitment as media sponsor for the third annual Hope Ball, the American Cancer Society’s Atlanta gala event on April 30, 2016 at the Delta Flight Museum. We are partnering with the event chair sponsor, Delta Air Lines, to honor our friend and stage 4 non-smokers lung cancer survivor, Jeff Wigbels of Buckhead. In…

Rock your Valentine’s Day!

Union Diamond, sitting in historic Vinings, is among the few jewelry stores whose master jewelers embrace the art of custom jewelry making. They carry pieces that are designed exclusively for each customer. Most jewelers typically choose a more conventional route by offering mass-manufactured jewelry that may be beautiful but are not unique or very special. That is definitely not the…

Let Them Eat Cake

Thinking of surprising your sweetie with a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day? Smyrna and Vinings has a great selection of sweet shops to grab that perfect dessert. Here are a few other ones to consider. SmallCakes Cupcakery (smallcakescupcakery.com) Featured on Food Networks Cupcake Wars, this cupcakery is a fan favorite. The owner, Lori Pitts, grew up in Cobb County and…

Home Cooks Fire It Up!

The Vinings area is home to award-winning restaurants serving some of the best dishes in the region. However, some of the tastiest dishes can't be found in a restaurant, but rather in the homes of area residents. Check out three of our area's best home cooks and their favorite recipes.

Welcome to The Public House at Vinings!

Located in the newly-opened Hotel Indigo Atlanta - Vinings, The Public House is an innovative, southern-style restaurant with new approaches to old favorites. Their food, described as uplifting Southern cuisine, offers patrons an array of options from drinks and appetizers to brunch to a stylish, evening dinner. Local is not only a concept to The Public House but also a…

Top Plates in Vinings

4500 West Village Place, Suite #2009, Smyrna, GA 30080
mccraystavern.com McCray’s Tavern is a favorite local hang out in Smyrna, featuring creative and mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches to huge salads and taste tempting appetizers to please a crowd, in a fun, family-friendly neighborhood setting. With over 40 beers on tap and a broad selection of craft beers, McCray’s Tavern has elevated…

Destination: Food

“The way to a man’s heart is through his belly,” so goes the ancient saying. Sucheta Rawal, founder of Go. Eat. Give., (www.GoEatGive.com) is banking on that maxim, using the common language of food to crumble misguided stereotypes about unfamiliar cultures and religions. Her Smyrna-based business elevates understanding of global and cultural perspectives, and it provides unique experiences to Atlantans…

Local Talent to Dance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Atlanta’s burgeoning art scene is growing recently, thanks to esteemed institutions recognizing local Atlanta talent. One of those institutions, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre this month. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” grew from a now‐fabled March 1958 performance in New…

Meet the Kilpatricks

Meet Brian and Kathryn Kilpatrick and their adorably energetic baby, Annie. These New England transplants will be married for three years this Spring. Brian has lived in Smyrna for the last 11 years and Kathryn has lived here for 5. Brian is a construction manager for a general contractor in Midtown and Kathryn is a stay-at-home mom to 1 year…

Local Spotlight: Porch Light Latin Kitchen

If you’re looking for a fresh dining experience with some Latin flair, stop in Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Porch Light recently opened in the Smyrna Village Green area with a menu highlighting Latin American flavors with classic touches. Residents have seen Porch Light as a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Owner/Chef Andre Gomez describes it as “part restaurant, part lunch…