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Where to Order or Eat Holiday Feasts, Foods and Treats



If you are like many of us, the idea of hosting everyone for a festive holiday dinner fills you to the brim with equal parts cheer and existential dread. Why? Because how are you going to feed all these people without completely losing your mind?!

Have no fear with your cheer this year. Local Peachtree Corners restaurants are here to help feed your multitudes, so everyone has a full belly and a happy heart.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

5215 Town Center Boulevard, Peachtree Corners

Holiday Feast and Gift Cards

Order a fully prepared holiday meal for the whole family — no fuss, no muss. Pre-order by December 20 and pick up December 23 or 24.

PRIME RIB FEAST (Serves up to 6: $199.95)  

  • Uncooked 4lbs. Hand-cut, Herb-Rubbed Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce  
  • Parmesan Mashed Potatoes 
  • Cornbread Dressing 
  • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter  
  • Broccoli-Cheddar Casserole 
  • Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding 
  • Panella Bread and Whipped Butter 

Otherwise, you can give the gift of a delicious meal by purchasing $100 in gift cards, then receive a $20 bonus (for a limited time). More info at peachtree-corners.firebirdsrestaurants.com/promotions/.

Winter Features

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s Winter Features menu is set to impress this holiday season and will be available through January 4. The contemporary restaurant is known for its wood fired grilled steak, seafood, chicken and ribs. Firebirds’ lunch and dinner entrées feature seasonal, fresh ingredients.

• Fresh Burrata — a variety of fresh, ripe tomatoes, basil oil, balsamic reduction, smoky hot honey drizzle and charred bread.
• Bananas Foster Bread Pudding — vanilla bean ice cream, spiced pecans and crispy cinnamon-sugar tortilla.
• Smoked Sea Salt-Crusted Grilled NY Strip (10-ounce or 16-ounce) — topped with Merlot-shallot butter and served with five-cheese killer mac and cheese.
• Lobster Fondue Salmon (8-ounceo) — wood grilled salmon topped with lobster and spinach fondue, served with Parmesan mashed potatoes.

• Parmesan Crusted Red Snapper — served with “loaded” ember-grilled corn, fresh asparagus and topped with coal-roasted tomato-basil sauce.
• Smoked Sea Salt-Crusted Grilled NY Strip (10-ounce or 16-ounce) — topped with Merlot-shallot butter and served with five-cheese killer mac and cheese.
• Lobster Fondue Salmon — wood-grilled salmon, topped with lobster and spinach fondue, served with Parmesan mashed potatoes.

Eating Americana

5450 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 7A, Peachtree Corners

Christmas Dinner Special for Four — oven-roasted tenderloin, scalloped potatoes and sautéed green beans, garnished with red bell peppers and complimented with Chef’s demi. The cost is $120 per package, tax not included. Packages can be picked up on or before December 23 by noon, as the restaurant will be closed for a private catered event. The restaurant will be closed for the holidays on December 24-26.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier at the Forum

5135 Peachtree Parkway #930, Peachtree Corners

Do you have a sweet tooth, or a loved one who dreams in chocolate? Then you better make a stop at Peterbrooke this holiday. The selection is endless, from irresistible popcorn trio tins and assorted chocolate gift boxes to office party platters, caramel apples and chocolate covered strawberries. Willy Wonka’s got nothing on these guys.

Marlow’s Tavern

5210 Town Center Boulevard Suite 260 Peachtree Corners

Buy a $50 gift card and get a bottle of Michelle Brut sparkling wine OR purchase a $100 gift card for a complimentary bottle and a bonus $20 gift card. Promotion through December 31. More information at marlowstavern.com.

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar

5224 Peachtree Parkway Peachtree Corners

Houses for the Holidays —DIY Gingerbread House Kits, benefitting Habitat for Humanity, are available for $6.95 each.

Have memorable fun with the family by building a colorful home for a gingerbread family and help a real-life family at the same time. Lazy Dog is proud to support Habitat for Humanity this holiday season with a commitment of $100,000 through December 31. The net proceeds (sales price less cost of goods) of $2.12 per kit will be donated. Learn more at the Lazy Dog website.

Uncle Jack’s Meat House

5222 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 920, Peachtree Corners

Hosting a holiday party and need a nice location? Uncle Jack’s Meat House in Peachtree Corners can accommodate groups of 15 to 200. The restaurant has three lovely settings to choose from: the Main Dining Room, The Ric Flair Suite and the Fire Pit Lounge and Patio. For reservations, call 470-532-1010.

Kelsey Asher is a proud graduate of the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Communications. She has held a variety of marketing leadership roles for several small, startup companies in a variety of industries including publishing, construction and technology.

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Great Barbecue and Strong Community Spirit Bring Families to Moe’s Original BBQ



Born and raised in Peachtree Corners, Harris Carlock probably didn’t give much thought to Alabama-style barbecue. But he did while attending the University of Alabama.

There he became good friends with classmates who eventually founded Moe’s Original BBQ — Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy.

According to Moe’s company history, another founder, Mike Fernandez learned to fire roast meats back in 1988 from Tuscaloosa legend Moses Day, whose distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of barbecue. 

Eventually the founding partners all relocated to Vail, Colo., where each refined their cooking skills, according to the Moe’s website. Together, they created something special by using fruit wood to smoke their meats and complementing them with two sauces — a classic red and an Alabama white.

The first Moe’s that’s part of the franchise is actually located in Vail, said Carlock. 

With a day job selling commercial real estate, Carlock said he always wanted to open a Moe’s in his hometown — in the spot where it is now. 

“I had been watching that particular location for years hoping that it would become available,” he said. “My hope is that it would be a really a big part of the community. I see it as a place for families to come after t-ball and soccer games.”

In 2021 his wish came true. He partnered with his cousin, Scott Carlock, who has an extensive restaurant background, as well as another Moe’s Original BBQ owner, Kyle McCarter.

“I live a mile from Moe’s and that’s really why we started it — to add to the local community,” said Harris Carlock. “I know the brand, because of my friends, but also, I know it’s a great product. Knowing that there are not a lot of other barbecue places in Peachtree Corners, I thought it would be a good fit.”

Left, Back row L-R: April, Harris, and CJ Carlock, Kyle McCarter. Front row L-R: Emma, and
Isabelle Carlock, Victoria Gilbert, Justin and Brandi Parsonnet, Victor Salinas

Family, food and fun

Harkening back to his youth, Harris Carlock reminisced about playing football on Norcross High’s offensive line. “On Thursdays, the coach would take us to Sonny’s BBQ and we would eat all we could eat. …That’s pretty neat,” he said. “I love that we’ve set up the same program with Norcross today. The Norcross offensive line comes every Thursday.”

Not to be outdone, Johns Creek has started the tradition this year.

“To me, that’s really what we’re about. That’s exactly what I want to do. You know, it’s not about making money. We do that at our cost, and it really makes us happy to see those kids out there. They love it; they come in and eat lots of wings and pork,” Harris Carlock said.

Moe’s isn’t just a one-sport spot, however.

“We also have a partnership with the Peachtree Corners Football Club, which is the soccer program that plays out of Jones Bridge Park,” he added. “We’re all about families coming in. We have ‘Kids eat free’ on Wednesday night.”

Norcross Football Offensive Line

Keeping it fresh

Harris Carlock wants everyone to give Moe’s a try.

“Ribs are really what we’re famous for, but in addition to that, our smoked wings are probably our best seller. The other thing, I think, that sets us apart is we make our sides fresh daily from scratch,” he said. 

In addition to the side dish staples that are on the menu every day, there are specialty dishes — mainly vegetables — that rotate. On occasion, a customer may get perturbed because their favorite has run out and there’s not a vat of it in the back to scoop out.

“Our philosophy is that all our meats are smoked fresh every day — same with the vegetables. So when we’re out of them, we’re out,” he said. “We purposely don’t cook more than we think we’ll sell because we don’t want to reheat it the next day.”

That’s kind of a pet peeve, he said. 

“There are a lot of places where you can get good ‘cue, but then they’ve got potato salad that they just got from the deli or whatever, and they didn’t put that same kind of care into the sides,” he said.

It’s in the smoking and the sauces

The big thing that stands out is the Alabama-style of smoking the meat. Traditional barbecue in Alabama centers around pork cooked in open pits over hickory wood. Other hardwoods, such as oak and pecan, are also used.

Sauces vary by the proximity to other states — the closer to North Carolina, the more vinegar based; the closer to South Carolina, the more mustard based; the closer to Memphis the sweeter and more tomato-y.

But the white sauce — a mayonnaise-based concoction with vinegar, lemon juice, horseradish and cayenne pepper — is an Alabama tradition by itself.

McCarter, who’s actually a metro Atlanta native from Roswell, was trained under the original franchise owners in Vail and runs the day-to-day operations.

“Kyle smokes all the meat. He runs the restaurant. He’s the one responsible for the delicious food,” said Harris Carlock. 

Moe’s invites families and friends to trivia on Thursday nights and ‘Kids eat free’ on Wednesday nights. Everyone is welcome to watch the Braves or the Falcons or the Hawks on one of the eight TVs. 

Of course, there’s always the option to dine while sitting on the patio and enjoying being part of a great community.

Moe’s Original BBQ

5005 Peachtree Pkwy., Ste. 810, Peachtree Corners



Photos by George Hunter

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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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