Relapse Theatre pointedly caresses neglected funny bones with regular improv and stand-up entertainment. Open for seven years, the joke-slinging powerhouse boasts more than a dozen improv troupes populating its converted church venue. Audience members craving on-stage attention can frequent the interactive 2 Girls 3 Eyes show and savor founding Relapse members at work. Astronaut University plunges an amalgamation of Atlanta comedy-troupe space cowboys into the hilarious great unknown. Meanwhile, incredulous movie-watchers can exult in vicarious Mystery Science Theater 3000-like entertainment with Cineprov!, featuring mockery of deserving movies from a group of sharp-witted critics. Many of Relapse’s shows can be enhanced by a fully stocked bar brimming with more than 200 varieties of beer, wine, and liquor.
Culinary Fight Night rings the dinner bell and pits local chefs against one another during a fast-paced, spatula-to-spatula cook-off. Designed to showcase Atlanta's bounty of talented hash slingers, the Iron Chef-esque competition rewards winners with glory, one of several prizes, and a donation to a charity of their choice. As contestants season meats, dodge flames, and catnap inside microwaves, attendees bask in ringside sights and smells, while a panel of celebrity judges waits to score each dish for taste, presentation, and creativity. To start the new year, cameras will broadcast ambrosial bouts to a local television audience, and in February, the competition hits the road for a six-city nationwide tour with stops in such major cities as Miami, Boston, and New York. After the final plates are assembled, guests mute talkative tummies with six-course meals, and VIP pairs mingle at a reception, where judges and chefs answer questions and demonstrate secret oven-mitt handshakes.
Named in Gwinnett Magazine's Best of Gwinnet list in 2010, Everdry Roofing clears clotted gutters to encourage proper drainage and reduce roof damage. First, a blower's full-throated roar blasts away rooftop debris. Then well-trained crews will root clumped leaves out of gutters so that rainfall can dance freely through downspouts.
Named for the well-known Atlanta restaurant and bar, The Tree on Peachtree Pub & Grill welcomes guests with a diverse menu of comfortable classics. Feast on the animal kingdom's slowest student with an escargot appetizer (six for $6.95), or choose from a quintet of wing options, including lemon pepper, garlic parmesan, and buffalo (10 for $6.95). The tuna-salad sub ($6.95) partners albacore tuna with lettuce and tomato.
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The moonshine is always flowing at P'cheen. Bartenders at this local bistro create seasonal cocktails from a selection of 10 or more moonshines, with flavors that include cherry, apple pie, and black tea. They also serve a full list of classic cocktails, such as the speakeasy old fashioned—a mix of bourbon, angostura + orange bitters—and craft beers. In the kitchen, chef Alex prepares a menu of international fusion dishes that complement the throwback libations. His specialties change with the season, since he sources many of his ingredients locally, but may include gazpacho made with local veggies, Guinness-battered fish and chips, and braised short ribs. Brunch is a favorite among regulars, with bottomless mimosas and a good mix of breakfast and lunch foods.