Friday, March 15, 2013
Find out where you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend around Smyrna-Vinings and metro Atlanta.
Are you looking for family-friendly activities, or the perfect place to let loose, wear green and enjoy food and drinks this St. Patrick's Day? Here are a few places you can celebrate the day in Smyrna-Vinings and around metro Atlanta. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar is partying all weekend long for the holiday with Smyrna’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Mayor Max Bacon is scheduled to kick off the festivities and turn the Market Village fountain green at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. A redhead contest, carnival rides and plenty of delicious food will be offered at the Irish fest. Purchase tickets in advance online for $5 or at the door for $10. Call 770-435-1887 or visit atkinspark.com for more information. In nearby Buckhead, Fadó Irish Pub …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The man behind more than a dozen Atlanta eating and drinking establishments died Wednesday after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Metro Atlanta lost a beloved community man Wednesday morning. Atkins Park owner Warren Bruno, 64, died after an eight-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and four children. Bruno helped open Smyrna's Atkins Park Tavern with his friend, owner Kevin Drawe, in 2003. Drawe told Smyrna-Vinings Patch that proceeds from Atkin's crawfish boil last month benefitted the Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Bruno's honor. Bruno founded what is now known as Virginia-Highland Summerfest in 1983, the same year he purchased Atkins Park Tavern on N. Highland Avenue. He later helped open Orsmby’s on Howell Mill Road. Overall, Bruno was involved in more than a dozen eating and drinking establishments in Atlanta, but his…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Here's a roundup of activities in and around Smyrna-Vinings including a festival, chances to get active and give back.
Have Fun The Spring Jonquil Festival is this Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 19. The festival gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m. More than 150 arts and crafts vendors participate in the festival annually. This year’s entertainment includes a puppet show by Peter Hart and a musical performance by Scott Thompson, one of the founding members of Peachtree Station. Kids can play in an array of inflatables, see a fire truck up close and create sand art. The festival begins Sunday at noon and admission is free both days. Atkins Park Tavern holds its 10th annual Crawfish Boil Saturday and Sunday beginning each day at 1 p.m. The chef at Atkins will prepare fresh crawfish and there’s even a rumor that Oysterfest was such a hit that they’ve shipped …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Family and friends come together for a memorial life celebration of Smyrna's 'Angel Ride Lady.'
Friends and family from as far away as New York and Florida packed Atkins Park Tavern Thursday to remember Smyrna’s fallen angel, Linda Pinto. Pinto, 62, passed on New Year’s Day from complications due to pancreatic cancer. For many years, the much beloved Pinto served as owner and manager of Angel Ride, a free service that assisted those who had too much to drink in the Smyrna-Vinings area receive a safe ride home. “It’s just overwhelming the amount of love here and the people that she touched,’’ remarked Pinto’s daughter, Ann Marie Matthews. “She was amazing. She was an angel on earth and now she’s an angel overlooking us now.” Between runs delivering those too impaired to drive a safe trip home, Pinto would make Atkins Park her home …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Beloved woman operated Smyrna-Vinings nonprofit organization that assisted those who had too much to drink receive a safe ride home.
With the arrival the New Year, Smyrna lost one of its true angels with the passing of Linda Pinto. Pinto died Sunday at her Smyrna home from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She was 62. Her body was donated to MedCure, a non-transplant tissue bank devoted to compassionate, ethical services that connect whole-body donors to medical research and education while providing innovation and opportunity for scientific medical advancements. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Matthews; son Michael Pinto; and six grandchildren, Brittany-Lynn, Carissa, Michael, Matthew, Janiece and Nadya. There will memorial life celebration on Thursday from 3 – 6 p.m. at Atkins Park Tavern in Smyrna. It was at Atkins Park …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Just try and guess which Smyrna restaurant/bar is revving up a classic Nintendo video game night beginning Tuesday?
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Looking for a great holiday gift? Consider stopping by FIGO Pasta at 2941 Paces Ferry Road in Vinings and picking up the restaurant’s annual Pasta Pepper Shaker Calendar for 2012. It features the restaurant’s signature pepper shakers and comes with a set of FIGO coupons valuing nearly $100. It cost just $9 and a portion of each calendar sold will benefit Wellspring Living, the non-profit organization that aids in the rehabilitation and restoration of women and girls who have been sexually trafficked or abused in Georgia. And while you’re there, take a seat for lunch or dinner and savor the restaurant’s made-from-scratch pastas and sauces, and of course the irresistible pepper-infused olive oil with fresh-baked focaccia bread. _______ Have …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Patch rounds up some health inspection scores for establishments in Smyrna and Vinings.
Here are some Cobb County food service inspection scores, conducted by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department, for establishments in our community: Atkins Park Tavern 2840 Atlanta Road Date: 12/1/11 Score: 81 China Cafeteria 5240 S. Cobb Drive Date: 11/29/11 Score: 100 Dairy Queen 1641 Spring Road Date: 12/1/11 Score: 97 Nestle Toll House Cafe 1000 Cumberland Mall Date: 12/1/11 Score: 99 UCB Cafe 2100 Windy Hill Road Date: 11/29/11 Score: 90
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
After you sweat it out at Thursday's Gobble Jog, head to one of these Smyrna-Vinings restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving dinners.
Atkins Park Tavern serves up Thanksgiving dinner: deep-fried Creole turkey breast, Dr Pepper spiral glazed ham, squash casserole with cracker topping, pimento deviled eggs, Southern-style green beans and herbed bread stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, cranberry orange relish and a pumpkin and mascarpone cheese roll for dessert. Doors open at 4 p.m. Thanksgiving day. Dinner for adults is $20, $15 for young adults and $8 for children. Reservations are recommended: 770-435-1887. South City Kitchen’s “Thanksgiving in the Kitchen” is a Southern-style three-course, prix fixe dinner, $39.95 for adults, $19.98 for kids under 12. Guests chose from a list of appetizers, entrees and desserts including fried green tomatoes, house made pimento cheese, she…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Certainly no one will suffer from a candy and goody shortage this weekend, as Fall festivals and such abound everywhere in Smyrna-Vinings.
On Saturday, The American Legion Post 160 will be holding its inaugural Family Fall Festival. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., activities galore will beckon: costume contest, face painting, ring toss, duck pond, coloring, hula hoops and sticker books. Parents will also be interested in the artist exhibits, arts and crafts booths, handcrafted jewelry, merchant booths and Legion family info booth. Certainly no one will go hungry, because there will be food and beverages available for purchase, and a live auction takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 770-436-2501 for more information and the legion is located at 160 Legion Drive near Brinkley Park. _______ Not to be outdone, the ever-popular Atkins Park will play host to the 8th Annual Smyrna Beer Fest on…
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The 5th Semi-Annual Rev Fest will be a daylong alfresco music and arts extravaganza, meanwhile the Smyrna Beer Fest at Atkins Park Tavern will now take place on Oct. 29.
It’s common knowledge that fall and spring are the prime outdoor seasons here in Smyrna-Vinings, which is why Rev Coffee schedules its semi-annual Rev Fests during those auspicious and pleasant months. The Rev Fall Fest on Saturday will be a daylong alfresco music and arts extravaganza featuring the talents of local artists and musicians. The mission to intermix musicians, artists, locals, and businesses in the community is a driving force behind the festivities. Rev owner Nick Bimmerle, told Patch, “Our hope is to provide a venue for local artists to display their talents and passions while at the same time inviting the community to observe and enjoy in a comfortable and entertaining environment.” The free festivities and music will crank…