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January-February 2017 Restaurant Guide

January-February 2017 Restaurant Guide

Valentino’s Bakery 3294 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Ste. 1004 Duluth   |    678-878-4772 |     ValentinosBakeryInc.com | $ Chef Valentino is treating the US with his pastry talents brought all the way from Venezuela. With over 50 years of experience in the baking industry, Chef Valentino carefully crafts goodies not only full of flavor, but

Suwanee Beer Fest

Suwanee’s Most Thirst-Quenching Festival Returns

Craft beer-lovers favorite yearly tradition, the award-winning, Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest 2017 returns to Town Center Park on March 18th with more beer and more fun! By: MICHELLE FASIG | Photos by: KARL LAMB It’s almost that time of year again – time for the 7th Annual Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest! Last year

Beaux Freres Pinot Noir and Orin Swifts White Wine

Holiday Gift Wines

By: Karl Furem, Wine Manager Beverage Superstore It’s that time of year again. The temperature is dropping, football is in full swing, and the holidays are right around the corner. That’s right, time to get ready for parties, dinners, and gifts. A good bottle of wine makes the perfect gift for the host of a dinner

You Choose it, They’ll Go-Grill It!

A fresh and healthy new restaurant concept at Suwanee Jubilee Shopping Center features health-conscious fare served in a fun, creative way. By: Michelle Fasig | Photos by: Karl Lamb & Walt Wooden The Suwanee Jubliee Shopping Center, home to The Fresh Market, recently welcomed Georgia’s first Go-Grill location, one of just three locations in the United States.

Holiday Gifts for the Craft Beer Lover

Chances are you’ve got a beer lover on your holiday gift list, right?  While a six-pack of local craft beer is always appreciated, beer-centric items are a creative alternative. We asked our friends at SweetWater Brewing Co. for ideas and what’s topping their gift lists. SWEETWATER CYCLING JERSEY For your friend who wakes up at

Noodles and Chopsticks

November-December 2016 Restaurant Guide

Wild Wing Café 3265 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. Suwanee  |    770-945-9090 |     WildWingCafe.com | $$ Wild Wing Café is a laid-back chain offering the best wings in the South in 33 different made from scratch flavors amid a sports bar atmosphere! While you might come for the wings, you will be tempted to try

Top Tailgate Craft Beers

With tailgating season upon us, we asked our friends at SweetWater Brewing Co. in Atlanta what they’ll be stocking their coolers with this Fall. They are all about the hash this season (see sidebar). When they’re not sipping on SweetWater, they’re always excited to sample the goods from other breweries, especially from friends in the South…

Valentino’s Bakery

Every morning at 6 am, Chef Valentino Hernandez begins his day by preparing fresh dough, handcrafting pastry cream and molding pastry shells for all the delicious and authentic confections customers have come to love from Valentino’s Bakery. Valentino’s Bakery is a fairly new establishment off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth, having just opened their doors almost a year ago.

July-August 2016 Restaurant Guide

  Wild Wing Café 3265 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. Suwanee  |    770-945-9090 |     WildWingCafe.com | $$   Wild Wing Café is a laid-back chain offering the best wings in the South in 33 different made from scratch flavors amid a sports bar atmosphere! While you might come for the wings, you will be tempted

Amazing Summer Wines

Nothing says summer like  family gathering, backyard barbecues, easy days on the lake, or siting by the pool with friends. Sweet smells of burgers, hotdogs, ribs, chicken, and maybe even wings lingering on the weekends beckon even the sternest of homebodies outside. The bright sunlight and longer days give us every excuse to roam. Now

10 Local Beers to Get You Through Summer

By: Derrick Atkinson, Taproom Manager, Jekyll Brewing From Kolsch to Sour, Saison, Radler, and Gose, local Georgia breweries are coming out with unique twists on classic styles this summer. For the days when heat tops 90 degrees, and you need a beer that is drinkable all afternoon, grab a Kolsch: light, refreshing, delicate, and slightly

Caffe Bene – Coffee and Waffles

BY: MICHELLE FASIG / PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB CAFFÉ BENE Serving classically brewed European-style coffee, Caffé Bene also prepares authentic Korean pastries and desserts in-house using fresh ingredients… Caffé Bene, a South Korean-based coffee chain has opened their doors at their first location in Georgia, right here in Suwanee. Tucked away in an unassuming corner

The Gwinnett Beer Fest Returns

BY: Michelle Fasig Craft beer lovers rejoice! The 2nd annual Gwinnett Beer Fest is back for a day of good brews, a good time and a good cause. On June 4th Coolray Field will be transformed into a beer lover’s paradise with over 150 craft beers to sample, live entertainment, festival games, and exclusive merchandise

The Spirit of America: Bourbon

The quintessential American whiskey is bourbon. Whiskeys are made all around the world, but Bourbon is ours. What makes this delicious, sweet, smoky spirt unique? First and foremost, bourbon must be made in the United States. They can’t make it in Canada, can’t make it in Japan, Scotland or Ireland. It’s all ours. The home

Restaurant Spotlight: Bare Bones Steakhouse

“Common Man” Steakhouse Celebrates Traditions of the South with a Nod to the Area’s Contemporary Movement.  BY: RACHEL PILLOW / PHOTOS BY: KARL LAMB   Raising the Steaks At 77 years of age, Master Meat Cutter, Buddy Maughon, alongside his wife, Gaye Baldwin Maughon, has finally achieved his 40-year dream of opening a family-oriented steakhouse.

The Grapevine: Lighter Spring Wines

Lighter Wines BY: Karl Furem WINE MANAGER, BEVERAGE SUPERSTORE Spring is upon us. The days start to get longer, the weather gets warmer and pollen coats everything like a blanket of yellow sawdust. As meals become lighter, with fruits and vegetables battling the entrées for prominence on our plates, many of us start to transition

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