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Great Spaces: ’Cue Barbecue



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

’Cue Barbecue  
5260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Peachtree Corners, GA 30071

It was hard to think straight with the outrageously good smell of smoked meat wafting through the air of this cozy, casual, and charming restaurant while I spoke to General Manager Drew Hinsch and Catering Manager Sarah Sewell at ’Cue Barbecue. Southern hospitality is the name of the game here, and BONUS, they pride themselves on providing that same level of service wherever they cater your special event, along with their delicious food.

“We love the whole package. We’re not just a restaurant that kind of caters. And we’re not just a catering company that kind of has a restaurant. And now we’re venturing out into the event space,” alleged Hinsch, referring to the new Hickory Room they’re opening up next door by the end of September – just in time for those holiday parties!

Most people in these parts don’t have to be sold on the idea of barbecue, but in case you were wondering, everything here is homemade, from their sauces to their pork sausages containing nothing but meat and seasoning—no chemicals, no preservatives, no fillers. “We bake our bread fresh every day. When you come in for lunch or dinner, it’s still warm,” guaranteed Sewell.

Hinsch described the 4-9-hour process of smoking the meats with hickory wood in their giant smoker; the type of meat determines the length of time. “I don’t mind going home smelling like a brisket every day,” chimed Sewell.

While they cater to barbecue aficionados of all kinds, whether your preference is Coastal Carolina, Inland Carolina, Kansas City, or a hot vinegar-style sauce, their chefs can also make vegetarian versions of most of their offerings, like the vegetarian lasagna. Ordering items that are not on the menu is not unheard of here.

All of their food is gluten-free except for the mac ’n cheese and banana pudding. Even the chips, nachos and sauces are gluten-free.

In the restaurant or at your location of choice, Sewell invites you to take a little break for the holidays; have ’Cue do all the work, while you sit back and enjoy the good food and precious time with your family and friends.

Holy Smokes, What a Good Holiday Gathering!

The Hickory Room is a dedicated event space able to seat 80 people comfortably with enough space remaining for a cocktail hour reception. For a seated only event, up to 100 guests can be accommodated. A cocktail and passed appetizer experience can be enjoyed by 150 in this neutral space ready to be decorated however you like.

It comes equipped with all you need to present slide shows at rehearsal dinners, or PowerPoint presentations at a working lunch, with no interruptions because it’s completely private.

The Restaurant at ’Cue Barbecue lends itself well to smaller parties lasting two to three hours, with 25-30 people seated together.

How About a Holiday Party with ’Cue Barbecue?

Good News! ’Cue Barbecue offers off-site catering! We’re in the South East, people love their barbecue here. ’Cue can help with as little or as much as you need to plan your holiday gathering. From simple food delivery to full service for the duration of the event. If you need a party planner, ’Cue can provide planning services for you as well. They can handle all rentals of linens, dishes, tables, and chairs. “We’ve been doing this for 10 years; catering and service is not new to us. We’ll meet all of your needs. We’ll cater to you hand and foot,” said Sewell.

Accommodating and flexible, anything on their regular menu is available for your holiday party. Most special requests can be granted by their in-house chefs.

Meat lovers will swoon over their brisket, ribs, pork, all-white, hand-pulled chicken meat and smoked wings. Apparently fried bologna sandwiches are also very popular here.

“The quality of the food is excellent. Everybody always enjoys it. I don’t think you can really beat the price-point,” said Hinsch.

Book it!

Your 4-hour party in The Hickory Room should be booked a month in advance. The sooner the better, especially heading towards Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Monday to Thursday Lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) $200
Monday to Thursday Dinner (5 p.m.-9 p.m.)  $300

Packages range from $25-$50 per person for Friday-Saturday lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) or dinner (5 p.m.-9 p.m.). These hours can be extended if needed.

The Basic Package at $25 per person includes 2 meats, bread, two side choices and drinks.

The Top Tier Package at $50 per person includes passed hors d’oeuvres, up to three meats, a salad bar, three sides, tea and soft drinks as well as dessert.

Off-Site Catering

Pricing really depends on the complexity of the event, what you’re ordering, and how much food is required; this can be customized depending on your preferences.

  • Low: $10-$15 per person. Choice of two sides – beans, slaw, mac ’n cheese, bread and a meat sandwich with choice of pork, chicken or beef. No drinks, no dessert.
  • Medium: $15-$20 per person. Includes ribs, specialty side items like seasonal Brussels Sprouts, drinks, and desserts.
  • High: $30 per person. Full on-site service and wait staff, clean up dishes, drink station, bartender, set up, buffet line, and sometimes they bring a smoker. Includes hors d’oeuvres and desserts, the whole shebang.


The restaurant offers beer and wine. In the Hickory Room, options range from open bar to cash bar, with some variations of each. When catering, the customer normally provides the alcohol and ’Cue provides someone to serve it.

Call General Manager Drew Hinsch or Catering Manager Sarah Sewell to discuss your smoking hot holiday party at 470-299-5117.

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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H&W Steakhouse Opening in Peachtree Corners



(Photography by Bruce Johnson)

Norsan Restaurants has announced the upcoming opening of its new restaurant concept, H&W Steakhouse. H&W is the third fine-dining steakhouse concept from Norsan Restaurants.

The company also operates Pampas Steakhouse in Johns Creek and Frankie’s The Steakhouse in Duluth. H&W aims to bring modern fine dining to Peachtree Corners with USDA Prime Steaks and a variety of seafood options.

H&W Steakhouse
Left to right, Martin Ramirez, COO of Norsan Restaurants, Thomas Minchella, Executive Chef of Norsan Restaurants

The restaurant was designed by architect Filipao Nunes out of Monterrey, Mexico.

“It fills us with great pride to be part of such an important project, which was designed to create an experience on par with the menu,” says Nunes. Our goal was to allow for elegance to shine in every single detail, staying faithful to the essence of the brand.”

Chef Thomas Minchella leads the culinary team at H&W and has served as Norsan Restaurant’s Executive Corporate Chef since 2020.

Chef Minchella, formerly the Executive Chef of McKendrick’s Steakhouse, looks forward to the opening and sharing his menu and creations with guests. He states, “Creating delicious food is my passion, creating a culinary staff is my ambition, and creating guests is my love!”

Norsan CEO Norberto Sanchez shares, “We are very excited to open our new concept H&W Steakhouse. Taking center stage at H&W will be handpicked premium steaks and a fantastic array of seafood offerings. Our hospitable and professional service team has one goal: to make our guests feel at home.”

H&W will soft-open late September with a limited number of reservations available.

Reservations will be available via Opentable and directly through the restaurant. Follow along on Instagram for the official opening date and ongoings @hwsteakhouse.

Source: H&W Steakhouse
Photography by Bruce Johnson

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Shah’s Halal Food Celebrates Opening in Peachtree Corners



Images courtesy of the City of Peachtree Corners

Mayor Mike Mason, Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA), business professionals and community well-wishers joined the Hameed family, owners of Shah Halal Food, and staff to celebrate the opening of its new Peachtree Corners restaurant with a ribbon-cutting celebration and lunch event.

Khurran (Kay) Hameed shared, “At Shah’s Halal, we take pride in offering the highest quality, most authentic and delectable halal cuisine at a fair price. We are excited to bring our exceptional dining experience to Peachtree Corners.” 

In addition to dining services, Shah’s Halal also offers to-go orders and catering for special events.

Mayor Mason, along with PCBA Board Members Lisa Proctor, Allison Reinert, Suzanna Martinez and local business supporters were on hand. 

“The city council and I are delighted that you have chosen Peachtree Corners for your business location,” said Mason. “We are pleased to have this new restaurant available as part of our business-friendly city.”

Shah’s Halal Food is located at 5450 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 8B, in Peachtree Corners. Check them out at shahshalalfood.com/peachtree-corners/ or call 678-292-6426 to find out more.

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Good French Fare Now Closer Than Ever



Photos by George Hunter

Henri’s Bakery & Deli opens a Peachtree Corners location.

“Un bon repas adoucit l’esprit et régénère le corps.”

That common French saying, “A good meal softens the mind and regenerates the body,” is gradually becoming a theme in this part of metro Atlanta. As the Peachtree Corners food scene expands its offerings, world-class cuisine is becoming more and more available.

For example, one can find the mouth-watering goodies of a French patisserie near the Town Center. Henri’s Bakery & Deli is one of the newest food purveyors in the area, but it has a long-standing tradition of quality and service.

A tasty history

French immigrant Henri Fiscus started his first bakery at the corner of 10th and Peachtree streets in Atlanta in 1929. He quickly became known for his inventive recipes and the attention to detail he paid to his customers’ needs and wants. 

That legacy led to several shops across the metro area with the newest location in Peachtree Corners, according to company literature.

Fiscus passed away in 1974, just one day shy of his 80th birthday, but his family has carried on the traditions and original recipes but has employed modern business practices to spread the quality throughout the area.

To keep consistency and streamline costs, all the products are baked at central location in metro Atlanta.

“We have one commissary, where all our products are made daily overnight. We get a delivery every morning at 6:00. So, whatever we need is freshly made for the day,” said Henri’s Peachtree Corners General Manager Tarik Aboudi. “We want to keep the recipe the same and make sure there is someone on top of orders.”

Aboudi, originally from Morocco, has many years of experience in this kind of food business. When the Peachtree Corners location was looking for someone to lead it, he’d been at a local family-owned bagel restaurant.

“I enjoy what I do here and like working with the company. It’s a good concept,” he said. 

Unlike the other company, the hours are a little more family-friendly to his lifestyle, with the eatery closed on Sundays and wrapping up daily service by 6 p.m.

And the location is just 10 minutes from his home. “That’s one of the reasons I came here,” he said. “I don’t want to work eight to 10 hours and then spend another two or three hours in the car.”

With Henri’s being local and family-owned, it appealed to Aboudi on many levels.

“Family-owned businesses have a different personality than many corporations,” he said. “People care more about their legacy, and you get to talk to the owners face-to-face. It’s more personal and it feels more like you are part of a family.”

Feast for the eyes and tastebuds

When you get right down to it, the food is what brings people back.

“There’s a good selection of fresh pastries,” said Aboudi. “I was raised on fresh pastry and one of my favorites is the Napoleons.”

Of course, you can’t call yourself a French pastry shop without eclairs and croissants — sweet and savory. And although the name is French, Henri’s has lovely Italian fare like tiramisu and Greek baclava.

There is plenty to choose from for everyday eating, but Henri’s also provides sandwiches, salads and desserts for special occasions. “We have these little, small cakes with a flower on top called petit fours. Also, there is shortbread; that’s been popular for years and years,” said Aboudi.

There’s a wide selection of cookies, too — chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and a specialty called the ‘Mediterranean’ that’s gluten-free, as well as classic favorites like snickerdoodle and gingerbread people.

But wait, there’s more!

Breakfast sandwiches — with a bagel, croissant or toast base — come with eggs, cheese, bacon, chicken sausage, ham and/or cream cheese. For those looking for classic Southern fare, there are several types of cheese straws and wafers with chives, jalapenos and other tasty ingredients. 

Aboudi stressed that you’ll not find a more delicious cake anywhere. “Our cakes come in a lot of different sizes and flavors. You can get a six-inch round to a full sheet cake,” he said. 

Southern favorites, like red velvet and coconut, to modern twists, like cookies and cream and peanut butter, are just a few choices on the menu.

If you have a hankering for something different, customers are encouraged to work with Henri’s staff through the online form, by phone or in person, to build the perfect cake for their occasion.

For customers who just want to run in, grab something and go, there’s a refrigerated case with pre-made sandwiches and salads.

“We try to accommodate customers on every level,” said Aboudi. “We already are seeing a lot of business and we are getting good feedback.”

Henri’s Bakery & Deli is located at 5005 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. #820 in Peachtree Corners. Visit them at henrisbakery.com/peachtreecorners or call 470-282-3349. Their current hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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