August 2017 Around Town 1

October 5 Home Tour

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) and a committee of committed volunteers and neighbors within the Historic Brookhaven neighborhood will host the 19th annual Historic Brookhaven Candlelight Tour of Homes on October 5. The Committee hopes to raise more than $90,000 for the charity to support their mission to nurture the health and well-being of children and families. The 2017 Tour is presented by Beacham & Company Realtors and The Skogstad-Sodemann Team.  Five of Historic Brookhaven’s most impressive and beautifully decorated homes will be featured on the Tour.  ARMHC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to nurturing the health and well-being of children and families. The two Atlanta Houses have provided a “home-away-from-home” to more than 48,000 families since the first Atlanta Ronald McDonald House opened in 1979. For sponsorships and tickets, please visit

Braves Babies

Every baby born at Northside Hospital is being welcomed with an “Atlanta Braves” beanie and Braves Country birth certificate. The Born a Brave program is part of the Atlanta Braves and Northside Hospital partnership at SunTrust Park. The Braves will supply 24,000 of the caps monogrammed with the Braves script “A.” Northside Hospital, which delivered more than 20,000 babies in 2016, will distribute the beanies at their three locations, in Sandy Springs, Cumming and Canton. “This is going to make all our newest and cutest future Atlanta Braves fans feel special, cozy and ready to do the Braves chop,” says Bessie Smith, operations manager of Family Centered Care at Northside Hospital. “A new baby is rewarding, and this will elevate that joy for families of all Northside babies.” For more information about Northside Hospital, including maternity tours, visit

New Chef

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta announces the appointment of Michael Patria as executive chef of the leading luxury hotel in the city. In his role, Patria will oversee the kitchen of breakfast destination, Park 75, and its popular lunch and dinner outlet, Bar Margot. In addition to revamping the Bar Margot menu, the chef also curated a terrace garden at the hotel featuring a variety of herbs and flowers used in food prep. Patria is passionate about sourcing locally, which stems from his upbringing browsing local farmers markets. He also leads his kitchen staff in off-site visits to butchers and markets to build their creativity. Each ingredient incorporated in the menu has been designed by the chef to enhance the modern yet classic atmosphere of the food and environment. Patria, a culinary graduate of Gwinnett Technical College, fell into the profession accidentally when he took a job washing dishes for extra spending money. Dishwashing turned into prep cooking, until he fell in love with the culture of the kitchen and realized that food had always been his passion. The chef’s philosophy is simple; put a modern spin on classic techniques and, most importantly, “have fun with it.”

Wine For Lunch

City Winery is now opening its doors to those who want to grab a midday bite or libation. Guests have been enjoying a culinary tour of the world’s wine regions since the urban winery, restaurant/bar, and intimate music venue opened in June of 2016. Due to popular demand, both the very spacious patio and restaurant are now open for lunch. The restaurant will serve lunch items from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., giving guests plenty of time to take a break from their daily routine and slow down with locally-sourced cuisine and a glass (or two) of wine, some made right here in Atlanta. The space is perfect for business lunches, too. A “light bites” menu will also be available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Menu highlights include the Creekstone Cheddar Burger (Tilamook Cheddar, House-made Brioche Bun, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion), Southern Pork Belly Baos (Bourbon-Glazed Crispy Pork Belly, Pimento Cheese, Green Tomato Jam, Pickled Shallots), Italian Burrata (Marinated Cherry Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Caviar, Grilled French Bread), and Deviled Eggs (Lardon, Chive, Haystack).

Stockyards New Eatery

Donetto, Indigo Road’s latest Atlanta concept, is set to open in the Westside’s new Stockyards development this summer. From the industrial windows to the kitchen-facing pasta bar and wood-fire grill, the contemporary 4,000-square-foot space will feature a polished and contemporary scene complete with both industrial and refined elements including wood-block flooring, steel wall panels and traditional Italian tiles that imitate the warmth of a Tuscan farmhouse. As executive chef, Michael Perez will be helming the kitchen boasting an urban Italian menu featuring unique takes on traditional Tuscan fare, a rotating pasta menu and small plates ideal for sharing. Prior to Donetto, Perez served as the executive chef for Colletta, Indigo Road’s first Italian concept in Atlanta, where he received national acclaim from publications such as USA Today and Country Living, and landed a spot in Jezebel’s list of the “100 Hottest Restaurants” for two consecutive years.

Downsize in Style

Peachtree Hills Place (PHP) is nearing its groundbreaking in one of Atlanta’s most beautiful neighborhoods, Peachtree Hills. Nestled in the heart of Buckhead, this one-of-a-kind luxury neighborhood will soon offer condos and homes for residents 55 years of age and older. With downsizing being a key feature of the design, homes range from 1,400 to 3,000 square feet.

With home ownership, residents will also enjoy membership at The Club, the community’s centerpiece that provides an array of amenities where members can dine, entertain and socialize. PHP provides the best in health and nutrition with a comprehensive wellness program and resort-style fitness center. Ideal for the active lifestyle, PHP’s lush green space will boast walking trails, future access to the Atlanta BeltLine and tournament-worthy croquet courts. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or an ambitious novice, the croquet court is the perfect place for lawn sports and socializing. At PHP, residences will have it all — everything they need right in the comfort of their own private community.