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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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Henri’s Bakery and Deli Celebrated its Grand Opening this Weekend [Photos]



This past weekend, Henri’s Bakery and Deli celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Peachtree Corners, marking a new chapter in the story of this Atlanta-based institution. Since 1929, Henri’s has been synonymous with indulgent pastries, savory sandwiches, and scrumptious baked goods.

The addition of the Peachtree Corners location brings their irresistible offerings to an even wider audience. The event saw a great turnout, with customers eagerly lining up to taste Henri’s famous Po’ Boy sandwiches and European-style pastries, as shared on their Instagram page.


The grand opening featured an array of festivities, including live music, free samples, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new location officially. Patrons savored Henri’s mouthwatering creations and were reminded of this family-owned bakery’s rich history and enduring legacy.

The launch of Henri’s Bakery in Peachtree Corners is a testament to the brand’s continued growth and popularity among generations of Atlantans. As they expand their footprint, they maintain their commitment to serving delectable, high-quality culinary delights that have made them a cherished part of Atlanta’s food scene for nearly a century.

Steve Vastakis (Manager) with daughter Ashlyn Greco.

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What’s for Dinner?



Union Brothers
Photos by George Hunter

New-style butcher shop aims to help make family mealtime a fun bonding experience.

With his business just past the six-month-old milestone, Jared McFadden hopes the concept of sharing good food that’s locally sourced will resonate with Peachtree Corners residents.

Union Brothers Meat Market opened in September 2022 and along with his staff and family, McFadden is looking to bring a new culinary experience to the area. The philosophy behind the butcher shop stems from getting away from the divisiveness that’s been driving people apart.

“The goal to bring people together. And we think food is a great vehicle to do that,” McFadden said. “The goal isn’t to change people’s opinion, but I feel like, if you understand where somebody is coming from, I think it just makes you more aware, more sensitive, and could hopefully bring unity.

“So that’s where the name ‘Union Brothers’ came from — a way to hopefully unify people, family, friends, whatever, together around an amazing meal,” he explained.

When you think about it, sharing food is a great equalizer, he added, because everybody is around a table with no hierarchy. 

“It’s just great food and a great bottle of wine and being able to share fellowship together,” said McFadden.

The ‘make it better’ guarantee

Even though his background isn’t in culinary arts or food management, McFadden believes his experience in Human Resources (HR) is a natural foundation. 

“I’m in the people business,” he said. “So if you come to the shop, one of the first things we say is, ‘I want you to have an amazing customer experience.’”

The store is set up to make shopping and choosing the components of a meal convenient. Even though there is an entire wall of spices, rubs and flavorings, there is always someone who can help suggest the right cut of meat for each occasion — and include everything that should go with it.

“We have a ‘make it better’ guarantee — not even just to make it right, but to make it better,” said McFadden. “We want people to have a better experience through our shop.”

To ensure the experience lives up to the shop’s guarantee, McFadden surrounds himself with people who know the meat industry well. 

“Our lead butcher, Carey Wise, has 25-plus years of experience. Chris Baler [the butcher apprentice] also has a ton of experience as well,” McFadden said. “I handle the customer experience side, and I have folks who really understand the meat side of the business.”

McFadden, father of three girls and member of Perimeter Baptist Church, said, “I’ve always been very passionate about community. That’s why …I ended up back in Gwinnett County.” 

Well before the pandemic hit, he’d had the idea of combining his “foodie” passion with his people-pleasing persona. “I love going to different shops in the city and wanted to bring something a little different to Peachtree Corners,” he said. “There are some great shops around here who do similar things, but I wanted to have a little bit of a different twist.”

Bonding over meals

One example of his innovations is Union Brothers concept of providing all the ingredients for an amazing family meal. It’s an idea that came to him during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We just spent [time making] a lot of meals at home. Then we began to think of trying to cook something different,” he said. “One of the downfalls of our culture over the last 40 years is getting away from the family dinner, …microwaving something and then everybody sits around the TV.”

McFadden is adamant about getting family time back. It is important to not just eat together. He said that preparing meals together is one of the most satisfying bonding experiences. 

In addition to locally sourced meats, Union Brothers carries produce, charcuterie, desserts, seasonings, wines and cooking utensils from nearby and/or small businesses. “As much as we can, we try to work with vendors who were either from Georgia or minority business owners,” he said.

With all the great foods and items the shop offers, McFadden doesn’t want customers to feel intimidated by high-quality products. A weekly newsletter offers cooking tips and advice on meal planning and wine pairings.

This summer he plans to add cooking demonstrations, he said.

“Mealtime should be enjoyable, and we want customers to know that now you have someone who can help you make the most of it,” said McFadden. “We even give out our phone number so you can text us with questions.”

Union Brothers Meat Market

5275 Peachtree Pkwy. NW, Ste. 105, Peachtree Corners

unionbrosmeatmarket.com, 770-601-3696

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Gwinnett Burger Week Set for March 19-25



The Mexican Burger at B&W Burgers, Buns & Brews

Eighth annual celebration will feature limited-time, chef-created burgers at 25 locally-owned restaurants.

Explore Gwinnett has announced the return of its eighth annual Gwinnett Burger Week will take place from March 19 to 25. The weeklong celebration will feature limited-time burger creations for just $10 at restaurants across the county.

“We can’t wait to celebrate the return of Gwinnett Burger Week and look forward to trying new and unique recipes while supporting our locally owned eateries,” said Explore Gwinnett Executive Director Lisa Anders.

“This highly anticipated event is an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience delectable chef-crafted burgers from some of the best restaurants in the area, at an affordable price.”

This year, 25 restaurants are participating in Gwinnett Burger Week, each featuring an exclusive off-menu burger throughout the week. A sampling of this year’s offerings from some Peachtree Corners area participating restaurants include:

  • The Pepper Ranch Burger at Marlow’s Tavern: a hearty hamburger topped with Pepper Jack cheese, fried jalapeños, and smoked chili cream, served on a wheat bun.
  • The Jack Jack Burger at Uncle Jack’s Meat House: two three-ounce smash wagyu beef patties, each with double-stacked cheese and with secret sauce on the bottom bun, topped with onion, pickle, bacon, and tomato relish purée, all on a buttered potato bun.
  • The Mexican Burger at B&W Burgers, Buns & Brews: a half-pound ground beef and pork patty with ham, bacon, cheese, avocado, onions, lettuce, and a grilled jalapeño.

Participating restaurants include:
o Cosmo’s Pizza + Social
o Local Republic
o McCray’s Tavern
o Parkside District
o Scrum-did-dly-ump-tious
o The Boujee Southerner Eatery
o Uncle Jack’s Tavern
o Universal Joint
o Village Burger
o Diesel Tap House
o Over The Top Burger Bar
o Parma Tavern
o Tannery Row Ale House
o The Dawg House
o Local on North
o Marlow’s Tavern
o Uncle Jack’s Meat House
Peachtree Corners
o Marlow’s Tavern
o Uncle Jack’s Meat House
Suwanee – Craft Burger by Shane
Loganville – Philanthropy Grill and Ale House
Sugar Hill – The Diner at Sugar Hill
Norcross – B&W Burgers, Buns & Brews
Dacula – Old Fountain Tavern
Lilburn – 1910 Public House

For additional information on the limited-time burger offerings, visit ExploreGwinnett.org/Gwinnett-Burger-Week.

All participating restaurants will have the chance to win the “People’s Choice” award for Gwinnett’s best burger, which will be selected by participating diners. There will also be an optional “Judge’s Choice” award; restaurants choosing to participate will bring their burger to the Explore Gwinnett office for the judges to taste and score. 

Get details about this year’s competition at ExploreGwinnett.org/Gwinnett-Burger-Week/voting.

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