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Great Spaces: Mojitos Cuban American Bistro



Mojitos at the Forum

One of Fourteen included in Our Great Spaces for Your Corporate & Holiday Events

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro
5161 Peachtree Parkway #630
Peachtree Corners 30092

For authentic Cuban cuisine, live music every night, dancing, and a laidback, festive atmosphere, invite your holiday party guests to Mojitos. This family-owned and operated, Cuban restaurant boasts a splendidly friendly staff, and dedicates a tremendous amount of time and resources to daily prep-work in order to deliver only the freshest family recipes that are subject to quality control by the head chef and creator of said recipes herself, the matriarch of the family.

Her son, Alexander Cortes, General Manager of Operations, allowed me to pick his brain about hosting a unique holiday party there. His dad is a chef. His parents, sister, and brother-in-law co-own the restaurant. His sister, Yanin Fernandez, and her husband also play with the band on Friday and Saturday; she sings, he plays several instruments. It’s really all in the family here! And they love to share their heritage with you through their food and music.

Feliz Mojitos

No shocker there, it’s in the name, after all. They’re serving up the best Mojitos in town! The lime juice is freshly squeezed, and the mint is picked fresh, daily. There are no drinks made with pre-mixers at this bar.

Your Cuban Christmas party could be as small as 15 people, and as large as 200. Inside, 100 can be comfortably seated. Outside on the all-season patio, you can seat 50.

Either the bar area or the patio would be an ideal place to host a cocktail hour for a maximum of 60-80 guests. If you had a larger-scale happy hour in mind, you could use the whole restaurant and fit 200 inside, up to 300 if you also make use of the patio.

How About a Holiday Party at Mojitos?

Enjoy different musicians every night. See performances from a Flamenco guitarist, an R&B cover band, and Abe Parker, an acoustic cover singer. If you wish to be part of the entertainment from the patio, large garage doors open allowing you to enjoy the acts from outside. If you’d rather have a more intimate gathering, the doors remain shut.

“Our food is all fresh and seasoned here. Our roast pork leg cooks for 4 hrs. We season it the night before. It takes a lot of prep work every day. We have four to five people coming in every morning just for prep, that doesn’t include the chefs,” emphasized Cortes.

Custom menus for parties are planned in advance upon your request. “It really depends on what type of party you’re looking to organize. We can offer a limited menu. We can do a buffet. No two parties are the same. If you have a vision for your event, we want to make that vision happen.”

In terms of dietary restrictions, they can make gluten free suggestions. Vegetarian options are available. Although more limited, there are some vegan selections too. Most of their dishes are nut free. “We’re very careful about paying attention to any May Contain warnings,” shared Cortes.

Good News! Mojitos Caters! If you can’t make it to Mojitos, they’ll take the Cuban cuisine to you! Within a 10-mile radius, they can cater the food and provide full service at your holiday party, if you need it.

Fun Fact: The family is very involved with Atlanta United. “We took it seriously when they asked us to be a sponsor,” confided Cortes. “We go to some games as one of the affiliates, and we bring precooked Cuban sandwiches and make paella on site – we basically tailgate the restaurant… in the parking lot. It’s fun, and we get to see the game.”

Book it!

They try to be flexible but recommend booking a party at least a week in advance. Parties are normally limited to 3-hour blocks but if you have something else in mind, they can work with you up to 4 hours.

They are open seven days a week: Monday to Thursday, from 11a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Every other Saturday, there’s a serious party going on in the suburbs. They host Havana Night with a DJ, starting at 11 p.m., and patrons take on the night life until 2 a.m. “Havana Nights are announced on Instagram and Facebook,” Cortes pointed-out. You could host a party on those evenings, but it would have to be on the patio. “We can cook paella outside on the patio for 30 people on the weekend, it depends on the night.

Because of the volume of regulars, parties after dark are a little more restricted.

The size of your group is also a factor. You can always start earlier in the day or choose a more open day of the week. However, if it’s small enough, the patio is always a good location for a private event on busy nights.

Party Packages are based on needs and everything is customizable. “We’ll have suggested foods in each package but if there is something you really want, we can always add it, even if it’s a higher-end item. Then we’ll rework the rest of the menu to fit… [your desired price range]” said Cortes.

  • Lower: $14 – $20 Soft drinks, beer and house wine can be included in the $20 range.
  • Drink Tickets are available as well. You can limit the alcohol to two drinks per guest for example, and you’d pay $7 for each ticket.  
  • Mid: $30-$35 per person. This tier offers a broader selection of food, higher end choices, Mojitos, and well drinks. There is a two-hour maximum for the open bar.
  • High: $40 – $45 per person. All drinks are included, open bar style. Appetizers and desserts are included as well.

For an unforgettable, Cuban Christmas party that will not soon be forgotten, call General Manager, Alex Cortes at 770-686-3254.

Disclaimer: Pricing is meant as a guide and is subject to change, please check with the individual facilities directly.

Patrizia hails from Toronto, Canada where she earned an Honors B.A. in French and Italian studies at York University, and a B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. This trilingual former French teacher has called Georgia home since 1998. She and her family have enjoyed living, working and playing in Peachtree Corners since 2013.

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Local Ingredients from Georgia Grown To Go



Now is your chance to stock up on fresh, local produce and meat before your Independence Day cookout. Residents can pre-order boxes of produce from local farmers for a reduced rate online at GeorgiaGrownToGo.com. The next event is Tuesday, June 30, 3-7 PM, at 4780 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker, GA.

The Georgia Grown baskets will feature these fresh items: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, 2lb of Vidalia Onions, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, 1lb of Jalapeno

Other items available for purchase include watermelons and boxes of beef, chicken, sweet corn, peaches, mushrooms and Vidalia onions. Whether you’re grilling out or staying in for the holiday, you can support local farmers with these fresh choices.

Orders will be available for contactless pickup at the event site, and a limited supply of items will be available for same day purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Contactless payment options, cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. Residents can also support their community by donating a box to a neighbor or local charity.

The last event before this one was hosted in Gwinnett County at Coolray Field Thursday, June 25. Georgia Grown, an initiative of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, partnered with Gwinnett County Government, Live Healthy Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Stripers and Explore Gwinnett to host the event.

“It is because of the great support from our community leaders that our Georgia Grown To Go events have been so widely successful,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are honored to once again team up with the great folks in Gwinnett County to not only help bridge the gap between our farmers and consumers, but to also expand the offerings to include melons, protein and value added Georgia Grown products just in time for the upcoming holiday.”

To learn more and place an order for upcoming events, visit GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.

Source: Press Release by Georgia Grown

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The New ‘Baked Kitchen’ Food Truck Serves Safely Throughout Peachtree Corners



Take a bite out of something different from Baked Kitchen! Their eclectic international menu travels your taste buds, with flavorful wraps, sandwiches and desserts. The Katzef family owners have called Peachtree Corners home for 26 years. In January 2020 they invested in a food truck and started operating their business February 2020.

Marketing Manager Nikki Katzef had the calendar booked for events, breweries and festivals for the next few months. Then COVID-19 hit. The family came up with a plan to reach out to subdivisions and apartment complexes to offer online ordering and curbside pickup. Chef Allan Katzef cooked up a menu and Baked Kitchen was once again on the move. To find out where the food truck will be next, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/BakedKitchen101. ■

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8 Places to Get Steaks & Burgers in Peachtree Corners



Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for their perfectly cooked meat, and their renowned Filet Mignon is no exception. This dish is center cut is wrapped in delicious applewood bacon and served with your choice of a side dish. The meat is tender and flavor-packed.

While it’s on the pricey side, customers say that the quality and taste makes it all worth it. Experienced diners recommend that you pair this dish with the spinach salad or the Parmesan mashed potatoes for the best possible dining.

And with Father’s Day on June 21, what better way to celebrate Dad than with delicious Firebird’s specials? There are 4 ways to do just that, as outlined in our recent post “4 Ways to Celebrate Dad at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill”. Dine in, cook a feast at home, or pick and choose. It’s all delicious.

5215 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners (770) 225-4662 | firebirdsrestaurants.com

Ted’s Montana Grill

Ted’s Montana Grill’s world-famous Bacon Cheeseburger has everything: a perfectly cooked patty, fresh toppings and full flavor. The burger comes with the option of any of Ted’s regular or premium sides, but critics say pairing it with the salt and pepper onion rings is the way to go.

For an even tastier experience, follow this dish up with Ted’s Apple Pecan Crisp, which includes delicious apple pie, caramel sauce, a crunchy oatmeal pecan crust and vanilla ice cream.

5165 Peachtree Pkwy #205, Peachtree Corners
(678) 405-0305 | www.tedsmontanagrill.com

Burger Fi

For vegetarians, or anyone who isn’t a beef fan, BurgerFi’s VegeFi Burger is a great option. It includes a vegan multigrain bun, a fresh-made veggie patty, BurgerFi sauce and your choice of toppings. It also comes with the option of one of the three sides: hand-cut fries, onion rings or the tasty Cry + Fry basket combo. To complete this already perfect meal, indulge in one of BurgerFi’s creamy milkshakes which comes in many flavors, including Red Velvet, vanilla, chocolate, black + white, strawberry, Oreo and coffee mocha.

6141 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Peachtree Corners
(470) 375-6993 | www.burgerfi.com

Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers

The All-American Burger comes in three patty sizes: 6-oz., 1⁄2-pound and 12-oz. It’s topped with American cheese, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. It’s an all-time fan favorite at Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers because of its unforgettable flavor and classic taste.

This meal comes with your choice of side, but experienced diners recommend the cheesy cheese totchos, which are tater tots covered with mac and cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and nacho cheese sauce.

6025 Peachtree Pkwy #3, Peachtree Corners
(770) 449-7433 | dogdayshotdogs.takeout7.com

Marlow’s Tavern

If you’re dining at Marlow’s Tavern, the Classic Tavern Burger is a must. While the burger is simple, the delicate seasoning and fresh toppings take it to a whole new level. The burger comes with a toasted sesame brioche roll and the delicious house-made tomato bacon jam.

Marlow’s Tavern also offers a grilled chicken patty substitute for those who don’t eat beef. To top off this perfect meal, order a side of Marlow’s hand-cut Tavern fries.

5210 Town Center Blvd Suite 260, Peachtree Corners
(470) 550-1197 | www.marlowstavern.com

BurgerIM Gourmet Burgers

If you’re dining at BurgerIM, you need to try the Spanish Beef Burger. It’s a nicely grilled patty topped with grilled jalapeño, leaf lettuce and pepper jack cheese. The flavors go together wonderfully, but the jalapeño peppers add a kick of spice that isn’t for everyone.

BurgerIM also offers you a choice of premium toppings, but I recommend adding bacon for some extra crunch. If you aren’t sure what kind of burger you want, BurgerIM also gives customers the opportunity to try multiples with their duo or trio packs.

5135 Peachtree Pkwy NW Ste#925, Peachtree Corners
(770) 676-9358 | burgerim.com

Farm Burger

Farm Burger’s No. 2 Housemade Veggie Burger is another great alternative for vegans or vegetarians. The patty is made out of quinoa, black-eyed peas, kale, roasted mushrooms, sweet potatoes and spices that pull all the flavors together.

Veggie Burger pairs well with the Farm Burger fries, which are hand-cut, tossed with spicy garlic and covered in parmesan and herbs. For dessert, indulge in the Farm Burger classic chocolate milkshake, which gets sweeter with every sip.

5170 Town Center Blvd Suite 410, Peachtree Corners
(678) 691-6222 | farmburger.com

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

Even though Cheeseburger Bobby’s classic burger is legendary, the Bucket List reigns supreme. This dish, which can be ordered off Bobby’s Specialty Burger List, includes two perfectly grilled beef patties, a fried egg, an onion ring, American cheese, Bobby’s sauce and a pickle.

While this sounds like a hodgepodge of different foods, the flavors meld perfectly with every bite. Pairing this burger with a side of freshly made onion rings makes the meal even more enjoyable.

6050 Peachtree Pkwy #140, Peachtree Corners
(770) 300-0032 | cheeseburgerbobbys.com

Other Bites

Redland’s Grill
Suggestion: Filet Kabob

Pub Ten
Suggestion: Mac Burger

Ba Bellies
Suggestion: Shaking Beef “Bo Luc Lac”

Ten Bistro
Suggestion: 50/50 Burger

Three Dollar Café
Suggestion: Fajita Burger

Tavern at Medlock
Suggestion: California Burger

JR’s Log House
Suggestion: Country Fried Steak and Gravy

Loving Hut
Suggestion: Vegan Burger

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro
Suggestion: Palomilla Steak

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Suggestion: Bison Burger

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