Satisfy Your Stomach
Head over to Boxcar Grocer by 8pm and indulge in their new menu of heathy sandwiches packed with fresh veggies and herbs from local farms. The basic cheese sandwich known as "the coaster" sends my heart a-leaping at mere mention of its name. You may notice all of their sandwiches are named after trains, a nice nod to the passenger rails of the past that run alongside their Peter Street location.
Boxcar Grocer | 249 Peters St. Castleberry Hill
Grown & Sexy Fridays at Indigo Bar
Honestly, I hate Indigo Bar-- it's a rooftop patio with no soul. However, it continues to be a rooftop patio that is always filled with truly grown & sexy people. It's ok to want to party with people your own age and at Indigo Bar you can do it.
RSVP to www.guestlistfridays.com and take advantage of $5 Ciroc, Long Islands and Martini's.
Indigo Bar | 619 Edgwood Avenue (above Miso Restaurant) Old 4th Ward
Calling All True Aristocrats
Looking for that upscale, champagne poppin', just got paid -Friday night, at the club? Look no futher than Vanquish. Hip-Hop, R&B as well as your favorite club classics play all night long courtersy of celebrity DJ Neil Armstrong. Vanquish is the only spot on Peachtree Street where everyone is free until 10:30, so get there early. You will need time to look for parking.
Vanquish | 1021 Peachtree Street in Midtown
Butcher Your Own Meat
There are those of us who do want to know how the sausage is made. Pine Street Market in Avondale Estates lets you in on the products and the process in a three-hour sausage making class led by Chef Andy Gonzales. Cost is $100/person and everyone goes home with 2 pounds of sausage. Great bonding experience for even the most alienated Dad. RSVP here.
Pine Street Market 4A Pine Street Avondale Estates, Ga 30092
Wabi Sabi @ Sautee Nacoochee
It's a Saturday lawn party at the Sautee Nachoochee Center when three Atlanta Ballet company members and three guest choreographers, each debut world premiers. In addition to never before seen works, you'll enjoy every visual and visceral moment of being at Sautee Nacoochee nestled in the foothills of Northeast Georgia. The drive from Atlanta is less than two hours and is absolutely worth taking to imbibe cool mountain breezes and fresh new works from the Atlanta Ballet. Check out Sautee Nacoochee at www.snca.org.
Sautee Nacoochee | 238 HIghway 255 N Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571
Dance Like Nobody's Watching
You can't help it at Tambor, the rhythm is going to groove you all over 595 North as it flows from the fingers of DJ's Stan Zeff, DJ BE, and Danny Krivit in to your readily awaiting ears. www.tamborparty.com takes you to $12 tickets all night long. Ladies who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org pay only $5 before 11pm. Students w/ ID $15 at the door. Strap on your struttin shoes and down your beverage of choice. You're going to want to stay very hydrated.
595 North | 595 North Ave. at Northside Dr. Westside
Saturday Night's Live at Mingles
Live music and the legendary DJ Cowboy. Every Saturday Night at Mingles enjoy free live entertainment until 10pm.
Mingles | 182 Courtland St. at International Blvd. Downtown
Last Minute Shopping for Dad
Head to Bill Hallman in the Virgina Highlands or Atlantic Station and take 20-50% of anything for men in the store. Don't believe me?
Bill Hallman | 265 18th St. Atlantic Station | 792 N. Highland Ave. Virgina Highlands
Take Dad to Jazz Brunch
Chef Jaaion Barnes and his staff are ready to feed you, Dad and the family while you juke to melodies of The Kermit Walker Trio at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. Chef is serving up a three-course brunch at a cost of $40 per person and includes a rack of lamb entree finished with a grand marnier duck sauce. I can only begin to imagine what the rest of the menu includes. Don't forget the moonshine.
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint | 200 Peachtree Street, Downtown