We are on the cusp of Christmas, and events and happenings in Atlanta don’t seem to be slowing down a bit during the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you’re in the market for festive holiday plans or need to score some last-minute gifts, we have you covered with news from our friends and partners. Happy holidays!

Last-Minute Foodie Gifts
Hal’s Kitchen

Looking for last-minute gifts for the foodie in your life? Hal’s Kitchen in Sandy Springs is 30% off of cookbooks and tabletop appliances and 20% of everything else in the store, through Thursday, Dec. 22. For more information on store offerings or to purchase one of their fun, informative cooking classes as a gift, visit www.halskitchen.com.

Master Engraver Casey Cochran at Beverly Bremer
December 22 & 23

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift that will become a family heirloom for years to come, look no further than Beverly Bremer Silver Shop. Best yet? You can have your purchases engraved while you wait by master engraver Casey Cochran. Call 404.261.4009 for more information or visit www.beverlybremer.com.  

Helping Others is SWEET
Nancy G’s Collects Items for Covenant House

Nancy G’s Cafe is sharing the wealth this holidays season, delivering meals to Covenant House (a shelter for homeless youths; learn more at www.covenanthouse.org). To add to their gift, they invite any of their guests to bring an item from Covenant House’s wish list (such as shoes, games, bedding, clothing, gift cards, etc...) and to enjoy a complimentary dessert. For more information, call Nancy G’s Cafe at 404.705.8444 or visit www.nancygscafe.com.

Calling All Young Aspiring Chefs!
The Art Institutes's Culinary Scholarship Competition

If you know a teen who is an aspiring chef, The Art Institutes's Culinary Scholarship Competition may be just the ticket to make those dreams a reality. On April 21, 2012, competitors will go head to head, competing in either the “Best Teen Chef” competition (for high school students) and the “Art Institutes's Culinary Scholarship Competition” (for high school graduates), competing for thousands of dollars in scholarship prize money.To enter, have the student in your life visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary and fill out the entry application before February 3, 2012.

Mary Moore is Woodward Academy Distinguished Alumni
The Cook’s Warehouse Owner Wins Prestigious Award

Mary Moore is a fixture in the community, supporting charities and culinary events in Atlanta and beyond. A 1987 graduate of Atlanta’s Woodward Academy, she received the noteworthy Distinguished Alumni Award, which has been presented annually since 1966 to an alumni of the school who has distinguished themselves through community involvement and professional achievement. We couldn’t agree more - big congratulations to Mary! To learn more about Moore’s company, visit www.thecookswarehouse.com.

Be Entertained
Firefly Restaurant’s Live Music

A new addition to Alpharetta, Firefly Restaurant, serves up feel good American fare - from ribs to burgers - all prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Visit to enjoy live entertainment from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. To learn more, call 678. 761.2617 or visit www.fireflyrestaurant.net.



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