Ray's on the River
Ray’s on the River

Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs has been honored with the Georgia Restaurant Neighbor Award in recognition of its long-standing partnership with the Fragile Kids Foundation. The award, bestowed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to restaurants that go above and beyond in community service, aims to inspire other restaurateurs to get or stay involved in their local communities.

The food options at the Buckhead Atlanta development continue to expand. Now open: American Food and Beverage, Doraku Sushi and Qing Mu are all ready for business.

Atlas, a new chef-driven restaurant developed by restaurateur and consulting chef Gerry Klaskala and the Tavistock Group, is now open at The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road, in Buckhead. The dinner-only restaurant features a menu of American and European influences, with fresh ingredients from local farms. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com.

According to reports at Tomorrow’s News Today, Da Vinci’s Donuts plans to expand from their single Alpharetta location to a second store in Sandy Springs at 5610 Glenridge Drive in the Glenridge Springs mixed-use project. Chick-fil-A plans to open a new freestanding location on an outparcel of Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The new Chick-fil-A will replace the current Macy’s/Goodyear car care center near the corner of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Hammond Drive.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 13 for the annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, which will be held in Midtown on May 28-31. For more information, visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

The Atlanta Wine Party will kick off its inaugural event on March 7 at Opera, where over 50 wines will be available to taste, along with live music and a DJ. Tickets are on sale now and can be found through Xorbia.com or check out AtlantaWineParty.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.