The instructors at Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studio supply the canvases, paints, and brushes, requiring visitors to bring only their creativity. At studios located around Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, they lead all-level painting classes that last up to 1.5 to 3 hours and focus on subjects ranging from the natural, such as birds and flowers, to still-life guitars, vases, and wine bottles. In some themed sessions, instructors also teach groups to paint abstract pieces or create their own variations on famous landscape paintings that, unlike the originals, can include dinosaurs. Some sessions follow a special date-night structure. At every location, the staff members encourage visitors to bring their own wine, beer, and snacks if desired.
Boasting four consecutive Best Barbecue awards from Best of Gwinnett, the chefs at Dillards Barbecue take pride in their zesty Southern cuisine. As their ribs marinate in tangy barbecue sauce, they whip up the fried chicken, savory pork, and tender catfish sandwiches that have been winning over taste buds since 1998. If it’s too early for hushpuppies or mac 'n' cheese, they usher in the day with Southern breakfast staples such as homemade biscuits with sausage gravy and eggs. They also cater heaping helpings of Southern eats for large parties, such as family gatherings, corporate meetings, and jury-duty reunions.
Chefs Robert and Mimi bring not only a combined 47 years of culinary experience to Mi Chi Bistro and Sushi, but also their personal specialties. Chef Robert prepares everything from classic sushi and sashimi to inventive omakase tastings, which feature such bites as black sea bass sashimi and saut?ed shrimp drizzled with truffle butter. His kitchen partner, Mimi, has mastered Asian-fusion dishes and creative sushi rolls, which he stuffs with indulgent touches including apple, coconut, fried oyster, and torched white tuna. And while all is a flurry in the kitchen, their customers relax in a calming, wood-accented dining room decorated with bamboo artwork, Japanese screen prints, and oversized mirrors.
Lucky Dog Chicago Style & More was born out of necessity, when the owner began craving her favorite foods during her second trimester of pregnancy. Rather than build a personal pipeline of hotdogs from Chicago to Atlanta, she and her husband conceived of Lucky Dog, where guests can find their favorite Chicago-style comfort foods. The Chicago dog is the marquee item, boasting Vienna Beef meat, a poppy seed bun, and whatever combination of toppings customers desire. Other Chicago favorites include Italian beef sandwiches that can be dipped and covered with spicy giardiniera or grilled sweet peppers, which can covers dogs, burgers, sandwiches, Maxwell Street Polish sausages, bratwursts, and Italian sausages.
Red booths and yellow walls are precursors to the colorful sushi dishes that populate the menu at Osaka Steak & Sushi Restaurant. Here, patrons can sit back as servers whisk flavorful maki, sashimi, and sushi rolls filled with fresh seafood, avocado, and rice to their tables. They can also belly up to the hibachi grill, where chefs whip up a medley of meats and veggies right before their taste buds.
Cheeseburger Bobby’s serves gourmet burgers, fries, and rich frozen custard in a family-friendly atmosphere. Its hamburgers, like all the best American Idol contestants, are fresh, never frozen, and prepared by hand. Bobby’s classic cheeseburgers ($3.99) are always cooked to order. Select your hamburger’s make and model, and then truss it up at the condiment bar, choosing from a variety of fresh veggies. The crispy and crunchy french fries are fresh-cut from Idaho’s finest twice each day. This cabin of comestibles expands potential meatsperiences with options such as the Bobby's BBQ chicken sandwich ($5.39) or jumbo beef hot dog ($2.99). Herbivores can enjoy veggie burgers ($4.89) with fries ($2.39) or onion rings ($2.69).