Sippin’ on Tea at Urban Tea

img_20161001_120617Last weekend, Daniel and I came across this tiny little place right next to Which-Wich on Windward Parkway called Urban Tea. Both Daniel and I are fans of flavored tea so we decided to check it out. The place is very small, but absolutely adorable. There is a front area with about 113 loose leaf teas and a back room where they hold tea parties and events on weekends. The teas are sold either hot or cold as per your liking and they also have scones to enjoy with the teas.

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A Different Kind of Review: The Velvet Note

Alright folks, we have a bit of a different review for you today. It’s not a restaurant, but you can eat here. It’s not a bar, but you can drink here. It’s Alpharetta’s own Velvet Note which has been recognizedimg_20160925_222017 time and time again as one of Atlanta’s best Jazz Venues. We went to the Velvet Note last week to see Roman Street perform (our 5th time here, and 5th time seeing them at the Velvet Note) and as

usual the experience was excellent.

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Coming Soon: Outback Steakhouse to North Point Parkway

With all sincerity, I really like Outback Steakhouse. Yes, I know, it’s a chain and it’s Australian theme is maybe a bit overdone, but it’s a place where I can get a good tasting steak at a a pretty fair price. Oh, and I also don’t have to act fancy or like I know what the 3 forks in my silverware set are at the fancy steakhouses.

That all being said, I don’t go there enough because the closest ones are in Roswell and Johns Creek, with a huge Outback gap in between. A gap that is about to be filled.

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Butcher and Brew (That Rhymes!)

For a restaurant that’s called Butcher and Brew, this place sure had some very good vegetarian options in addition to the

The Beer Board - beers on draft
The Beer Board – beers on draft

meat and the beers! We’ve been to Butcher and Brew twice now; the first time with a group of 7 and the second time with a group of 4. The restaurant does not do reservations, but since we went there on weekdays (Tuesday and Thursday), we did not have much trouble getting seated.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is very casual and sort of hipster-y. Since it is right off Highway 9, it can get noisy if you are sitting close to the door, but not so bad that you can’t hear the people next to you. The first time we went there, it was to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the second time was just a casual dinner with family. The service was top-notch both times!

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Sage Woodfire Tavern – Booze and Food (Can’t be creative with headers today)

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As our usual Wednesday tradition came around this week (Wine Wednesdays), we made our way to Village Tavern for some half-priced wine and half-priced apps before 5:00 PM. Once their food Happy Hour ended, we started thinking about any and all places that we could go to that may have a Happy Hour past 5:00 PM. I had heard a while ago from an old boss that Sage Woodfire Tavern had Ladies’ Night on Thursdays and turned into “Cougartown” late Thursdays (not my words!). I also recalled her telling me that they had some sort of deal that sounded like a Happy Hour so we decided to check it out.

Sage is owned by the same people who own Spice at the corner of North Point Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road. It all makes sense now because they have many of the same menu items and the outside sign looks pretty similar…I’m not very observant.

Anyway! We walked in and saw their specials – menu pictured below – for Monday-Friday. I have to say, I was pretty impressed by the variety of drinks and food on their menu immediately. So let’s get to the important stuff:

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Alpharetta Restaurant Week Starts Tomorrow!

Alpharetta Restaurant Week is an annual event where dozens of local restaurants offer special deals, meals, and discounts. This year’s line up looks as2bff324d-89cd-40b5-87aa-142ccf11b0f3 good as ever and includes several new restaurants that opened this year as well as some delivery deals as well!

Read more for a link to this year’s participants and a link to the coupons to use all week long.

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