Vinings Business Luncheon August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014
11:30 amto1:00 pm


Vinings Business Association Luncheon

You are invited to the Vinings Business Association (VBA) Monthly Luncheon on Tuesday, August 5th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Social Vinings!

The featured speaker for the luncheon will Oliver Yarbrough.

Oliver Yarbrough is Managing Partner and Chief Rainmaker at Rainmaker Growth Partners. He is an entrepreneur and advisor highly adept at guiding high-performing professionals and organizations to become better. Areas of focus include building strategic relationships, PMP Exam Prep, and developing optimal marketing/sales strategy.

As a speaker, trainer, and coach, Mr. Yarbrough offers fresh insights and encourages his audiences and clients to take action with a captivating, entertaining, and down-to-earth style. He shares with them his hands-on experience building and managing professional relationships for some of the largest companies in the world, including Lucent Technologies, Staples, and Sprint, along with his own successful business ventures.

Vinings Business Association Luncheon is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch is $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. Lunch Program is from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests are always welcome.

Buffet lunch will be held at Social Vinings Restaurant at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, GA 30339 (next to QuikTrip gas station). If attending lunch, you must register at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee your lunch. You can now pay online and avoid the line!

You must register online at least 24 hours in advance even if you are paying at the door. This will guarantee you a seat and lunch.

[where: 30339]

TomatoJam at South City Kitchen in Vinings

tomato jam south city kitchen vinings

Tomato season is upon us and South City Kitchen Vinings (SCKV) is celebrating with nine days of TomatoJam!

Beginning Thursday, August 7th, and running through Saturday, August 16th, South City Kitchen Vinings will offer an exclusive tomato-centric menu in addition to the regular dinner menu so you can eat all the tomatoes or just a few.

• Sliced Heirlooms with preserved lemon and real mayonnaise
• Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwich with Sweet Grass Dairy Gouda, chilled green tomato soup, and sherry vinegar cucumbers
• Tomato Saffron Risotto with toasted almonds, Benton’s country ham, herb salad, and tomato water
• Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Gulf crab and avocado salad
• Georges Bank Scallops with boiled peanut puree, ramp pesto, and pickled mustard seed and tomato relish
• Watermelon & Heirloom Salad with field arugula, sheep’s milk feta, red wine vinegar, Georgia olive oil, and Bulls Bay sea salt
• Pearson Farm Peach Panzanella with torn pain levain, fresh mozzarella, baby kale, candied pistachios, and basil-mint vinaigrette
• Pepper Smoked Salmon Croquette with okra succotash and creamy bourbon cocktail sauce
• Extremely Lower “Manhattan” Chowder with Sapelo Island clams, fingerling potatoes, pork belly, and tomato broth
• Tomato Pie with breakfast radishes, arugula salad, and crème fraiche

• Grilled Venison Medallions with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, Tuscan kale, and pickled cherry jus
• Pan-Seared Pompano with onion tomato salsa, avocado, potato puree, and preserved lemon oil
• Southeast Family Farms NY Strip with heirloom Arribiatta, cippolini, broccoli rabe, and fingerling potatoes
• Lamb Chops with smoked onion puree, summer squash ratatouille, and green tomato salsa verde
• Skate Wing with tomato confit, farro, zucchini, and Shandy brown butter
• Grilled Flat Iron with roasted sweet potato, curried tomatoes and green beans, and bacon and garlic scape butter

Reservations for TomatoJam are available at 770.435.0700 or

South City Kitchen Vinings is located at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, SE, Atlanta, GA 30080 in One Ivy Walk at the corner of Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway.

[where: 30080]

2014 Smyrna Birthday Celebration and Fireworks

August 2, 2014
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

2009 Smyrna Birthday Celebration & Fireworks

Smyrna Birthday Celebration

Join us on Saturday, August 2nd from 6-10pm for the 2014 Smyrna Birthday Celebration. On the Village Green is where the fun and fireworks happen!

Waller is the opening act with headliner Banks & Shane bringing down the house!

Banks & Shane will be on hand to celebrate the biggest hometown party again this year. Waller delivers sweet southern music. “Whether it is a soothing ballad, soulful Southern jam or rock infused country twang they can do it all. Known for their live shows.”

Celebrate the birth of Smyrna with family and friends. High-energy music, festival foods, birthday festivities, a GIANT birthday cake by McEntyre’s Bakery and a kids entertainment area and fireworks at the end add to the excitement…be there!

Want to get public safety announcements during the main event and traffic messages during and after the event? Go to and sign up to receive messages.

The City of Smyrna concerts are Litter Free events. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will have recycling bins next to the garbage bins throughout the concert area for all concerts. You can recycle your glass, plastics, and aluminum cans. Thanks for helping us keep Smyrna clean, green and beautiful!

For information call 770-434-6600 or for sponsor/ food vendor information email

200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, 30080

Admission: free

[where: 30080]

Smyrna Vinings Featured Home

Smyrna Vinings Featured Home

Gorgeous townhome in Smyrna.

This wonderful 3BR/2.5BA townhome is located in Westchester Commons, a small enclave-style townhome setting featureing luxury three bedroom townhomes with “main floor living” home designs, low maintenance all-brick traditional exteriors, two car garages and a professionally designed and maintained landscape package. Westchester Commons was built in 2000 – 2001.

The townhome has some great features including:

  • Four-sided brick
  • Hardwood floors on main
  • Stained Kitchen cabinetry
  • Granite countertops
  • Tile backsplash
  • Upgraded trim throughout
  • Separate Dining Room with judges paneling
  • Large Master Suite on Main
  • Two-story Great Room with fireplace
  • Private fenced patio
  • Two-car garage on main level

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. The Westchester Commons townhomes are unique in that they live like a single family home. Quick access to the Silver Comet Trail and minutes from West Village, Ivy Walk, Smyrna Market Village and historic Vinings.

Contact us today to schedule your exclusive priority showing.

To learn more about this Smyrna Vinings home, click on the Virtual Tour above, check out the property flyer or contact us directly.

This 3BR/2.5BA townhome is located at 105 Westchester Drive, Smyrna GA 30082 is offered at $275,000 and is a must-see. FMLS #5315669.

Exclusively marketed by:

Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities



[where: 30082]

Chattahoochee River Paddle at Riverview Landing

July 19, 2014
2:00 pmto9:00 pm

Chattahoochee River Paddle at Riverview Landing

Chattahoochee River Paddle at Riverview Landing. Join the Georgia Conservancy, Chattahoochee Now and REI for a relaxing flat water paddle on the beautiful and resurgent Chattahoochee River on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Guests will meet at Riverview Landing, just outside the perimeter and paddle the beautiful 11-mile stretch of river to the DNR boat ramp near Sweetwater Creek State Park.

While underutilized by outdoor recreation enthusiasts, this stretch of river offers Metro Atlanta paddlers some of the best access to flat water padding in the region. Guests can choose between bringing their own canoe or kayak or renting a kayak from REI (a limited number of kayaks are available, so register fast!)

Chattahoochee Now and the Georgia Conservancy will be hosting an after-paddle campfire party at Riverview Landing featuring a riverside cookout, live music from City Mouse and complementary SweetWater Brewing Company beer. The after-paddle party is open to the public with a donation of $10 a person.

Registration includes shuttle service*, guide service and a complementary invitation to the after-paddle party at Riverview Landing.


We will be meeting at The Market at Riverview Landing (6269 Riverview Road, SE | Mableton, GA) at 2:00 p.m. for orientation and an overview of the paddle. We will arrive at the Highway 166 Bridge around 5:00 p.m. and shuttle back to Riverview Landing. Ice cold SweetWater beer and water will be immediately available. The cookout and live music will get started around 6:00 p.m.
For folks interested in shuttling their own boats earlier in the afternoon, meet Riverview Landing at 1:00 p.m., drop off boats and we will car pool to the DNR Boat Ramp at Highway 166, drop off cars and head back to Riverview. This is the suggested option for anyone bringing their own boats so we don’t have to run a second shuttle once we get off the river.