Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Find the best Cinco de Mayo parties and specials in Sandy Springs.
Originally a celebration of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, Cinco de Mayo has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride in the United States. And there are plenty of places to celebrate here in Sandy Springs. If you're looking for a block party or just a good drink special, you'll find plenty of Margaritas, Mexican beer and great music in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Uncle Julio’s at Peachtree-Dunwoody and Hammond Drive is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a live DJ, Corona t-shirts & hat wear giveaways, and raffles for $50 gift cards. Deals: All frozen drinks will be $2.50. El Toro will be having food specials, as well as the deal below. Deals: Buy a pitcher of margaritas or a pitcher of …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Folks get a complete workout at West Coast Workout.
Thanks to Hollywood personal trainer, Tammy Stokes, and her lifestlye fitness studio, West Coast Workout, everyone in Sandy Springs can train like a star. West Coast Workout's signature workouts combine cross-training techniques with heart-rate elevation, muscle recruitment and range of motion training. The Workout of the West, or WOW, class alternates treadmill walking and running sequences with strength training combinations. The Lift class designed for women and featuring high kick routines with two-pound weights, are just two examples of their signature workouts. Though fitness is the focus,West Coast Workout goes beyond physical fitness to emcompass mind, body and soul, always encouraging participants to keep a positive attitude, love…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Escape to another land without leaving Sandy Springs.
If multi-tasking is the key to keeping your schedule bearable, then you will appreciate all that Fanoos Persian Cuisine offers. It's an experience that not only leaves you well-fed, entertains and whisks you away to another continent. Fanoos offers authentic Persian food and hot fresh bread. Not sure what food to order? Try the unlimited lunch buffet on weekdays for $11.99 or on weekends for $13.99. To add to the international experience, there’s live music and belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights, plus every third Wednesday of the month is a special Aire Flamenco music and dance show. Come in on your birthday, show I.D., and get any meal (including the buffet) up to $15 in value for free, plus dessert.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Free your mind with a yoga class at the Sandy Springs Library.
Escape from your daily routine during free yoga classes at the Sandy Springs Library. Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Saturdays in the library meeting room. The one-hour yoga classes are open to women and men of all levels. The library is located at on 395 Mount Vernon Hwy N.E. Corina Pia of Sandy Springs Yoga teaches the Monday class and recommends participants arrive early to ensure a space. Classes are limited to 18 people. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and “an open heart." [Corina Pia has a solo art show, “Glow of Life,” on display at the library.] The Sandy Springs Library also offers weekly Tai Chi, Spanish and ESL classes.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Escape to the patio at Blue Grotto for tapas, a cold drink and a side of serenity.
As the spring finally arrives, relaxing on an outdoor patio with good food and a fancy cocktail is a reality that can be found at Blue Grotto Sushi Tapas and Bar. Under new management, Blue Grotto has recently re-opened with a slightly new focus on being a bistro serving Spanish and Japanese flavors, still with eclectic small plate options and a large sushi menu. Watching your spending? Blue Grotto has weekly specials and coupons to help you out. On Mondays and Tuesdays, house wines are $2 a glass. Wednesday night is Ladies Night with $5 martinis and $1 select beers. Thursday they run tapas specials with select tapas being only $3. Print these coupons, good through March 31, for a free lunch or dinner entrée with the purchase of a lunch or…
Friday, March 11, 2011
Have a nice dinner out without blowing your budget-- or your diet.
Looking for a nice dinner out, without the price and heavy food that often comes with fancy dining? A romantic dinner with your spouse or a dinner and drinks with girlfriends doesn’t have to be expensive or derail your diet. FuegoMundo in Sandy Springs features South American fare, focusing on grilled meats and fish, sangria, tapas and other Latin favorites. Described as a “fast-casual” restaurant, you order at the counter and then find your own seat and your meal will be brought to you. The wood-fire grill fueled by natural oak wood lets customers watch their food being grilled and fills the restaurant with delicious smells and an ambiance that most order-at-the-counter restaurants lack. If you a vegetarian, vegan, Gluten-free, Low-carb, …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Embrace your inner artist without using fingerpaint or play-doh.
This week's Great Escape is an outing to paint your own pottery with Art and Soul Pottery in the Fountain Oaks Shopping Center on Roswell Road. The staff at Art and Soul Pottery, called “Soul Guides,” will walk the talented and the artistically challenged through steps to create a masterpiece. Aside from a variety of pottery pieces to choose from, you can create a mosaic, paint glass pieces, decoupage or even make your own jewelry—all using their supplies, their expertise and their clean up at the end of the night. Every first and third Thursday of the month, Art and Soul hosts a Girl’s Night Out from 6-10 p.m. Food and wine are welcome to help you get creative. They also offer a special “Date Night” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays with a …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Get the blood pumping and the hips moving at Paso Fino Dance Studio.
In need of a fun night out, away from the kids? Why not get the hips moving and consider dance classes at Paso Fino Dance Studio? It can be a fun stress-reliever. Staff at Paso Fino are definitely doing their part to get people moving while balancing fun with a variety of options, including individual dance lessons, group classes, exercise classes & “Feel Alive” Latin Dance Parties. Offered on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, the Latin Dance Parties start at 8:30 p.m. with a group class, followed by social dancing from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission is $12 and includes the dance class and snacks. No partners are necessary, making this a perfect date night or girl’s night out. Break a sweat and dance away all the stress. …