There's a lot going on right outside Atlanta in Dunwoody, Georgia. When we published our first Dunwoody Dictionary earlier this year, we knew we left out a lot of the story. So we created a video series called Dunwoody Defined that covered Dunwoody restaurants, the arts scene, and shopping. We can't stop there, either. The more we create, the more stories that emerge.
Here are 26 more stories, one for every letter of the alphabet.
A is for Apple Cider Days Festival,
the five-day fall festival that takes over Dunwoody with carnival rides, live music, and duh, delicious apple cider. We're still determining the event date for 2018, but you can bet it'll be in October when the weather's perfect in Georgia.
B is for Brook Run Park,
which checks all the boxes and then some: Dog Park. Check. Skate Park. Check. Nature trail. Check. Oh, and Treetop Quest on site. Checkmate.
C is for Crema Espresso Gourmet.
When you're on vacation, what's better than starting the day with a delicious local cup of gourmet coffee? There's nothing better. It's a preposterous question. Sorry for asking. More coffee, please.
D is for Da Vinci's Donuts,
the donut house famous for its eclectic flavors (Maple Bacon, Tiramisu, et al). Da Vinci's Donuts are modestly sized so go ahead and eat two. No, three. No, four. OK, five. We have eaten a half-dozen in one sitting. No judgment.
E is for Enchanted Forest.
This mother-daughter owned local shop is the perfect place to grab a gift for your besties back home. Tons of locally-made products and a welcoming staff who will beautifully gift wrap your purchase.
F is for Dunwoody's Farmer's Market,
open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from May 5 to October 27, 2018. Drink organic coffee. Eat a fresh, flaky breakfast biscuit. Shop fresh produce, free-range meats, and CHEESES. It's at Brook Run Park so it's a perfect spot to bring the kiddos, too.
G is for Gilly's.
The "Cheers" of Dunwoody and one of our best kept secrets. Watch the game. Feast on some wings. Make some new friends at this terrific Dunwoody sports bar.
H is for H. Stockton.
Immaculately curated by some of Dunwoody's finest tastemakers, H.Stockton is the place to go if you're a stylish guy or if you're the wife of a not-so-stylish guy and you want to grab a gift that will up his game.
I is for Internationally inspired cuisine,
at Portico Global Cuisine. OK, this is a stretch for "I." But you have to check out Portico Global Cuisine, located inside Le Meridien. It's one of Atlanta's 100 hottest restaurants according to JEZEBEL magazine and a great place to grab a cocktail or enjoy a full meal.
J is for Jam, Emily G's to be specific.
Emily G's Jams of Love are homemade, fresh and completely original (Cabernet Sauvignon jam, yes please!) It's no surprise that Emily G's has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Washington Post and become one of Dunwoody's most well-known brands. Order online or pick up a jar or ten at a local Dunwoody grocery.
K is for Kendra Scott at Perimeter Mall.
The famed jewelry store started by visionary designer Kendra Scott as grown from a $500 project in the spare bedroom into a billion dollar fashion brand. Clear your schedule -- you'll want to spend a few hours browsing through all the beautiful bracelets, necklaces, rings, and gemstones.
L is for Light Up Dunwoody.
Santa Claus is coming! That's reason enough to attend this Holiday-themed event in our book.
M is for MARTA,
Atlanta's bus and rail system that services Dunwoody. Hop on MARTA and bounce back and forth between Dunwoody and Atlanta. You can even get to the Atlanta airport from Dunwoody without changing trains.
N is for Nell's Produce Stand.
It's easy to eat well while on vacation thanks to Nell's. Pick up some local fruits and veggies at this Dunwoody vegetable stand on Jett Ferry Road.
O is for O'Brian's Tavern.
You don't have to go across the pond to get amazing fish and chips. Head to this London Pub and Dunwoody staple to experience authentic British cuisine and hearty cheer.
P is for Painting with a Twist.
Perfect for a girls' night out or a first date, Painting with a Twist combines art with wine. The energetic and friendly staff turn untrained amateurs into Andy Warhols.
Q is for Queen of Macarons,
or the Macaron Queen if you're feeling hungry. The royalty of Perimeter Mall offers pre-packaged pastries for shoppers. She also caters events, too.
R is for Dunwoody Restaurant Week.
Our 7th year of this foodie-focused event happens from June 9-16, 2018. More than a dozen of the best restaurants in Dunwoody participate and deliver signature dishes at affordable prices.
S is for Shake Shack.
This New York sensation made its way down South and it's just as good. Burgers, fries, and thick milkshakes. Plus, a Dunwoody-specific dessert, the Pecan Pie Oh My.
T is for Thursdays as in Food Truck Thursdays.
Every Thursday from April to October, food trucks serve up their deliciousness. The menu is diverse and changes every week so you'll always have options. 5-8 p.m. at Brook Run Park.
U is for unplugging and unwinding,
at the Dunwoody Nature Center's hammock garden. It's OK to bring your phone -- you're going to want to show off your hammock game with a selfie.
V is for Vino Venue.
This approachable wine bar is the place for cork dorks - not to be confused with wine snobs. Featuring a great food menu and innovative Enomatic machines that allow guests to self-pour and discover new wines, this is a wonderful spot for both causal get togethers and romantic dining.
W is for Wright's Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe.
You can't beat these creative twists on the common sandwich. All the standards plus delicious juggernauts like the Beef Martini. With so many amazing sandwiches on the menu, here's the Pro-tip: Bring a friend, get two sandwiches and go halfsies so you can try more than one.
X is for X-cellent!
We apologize. We have nothing for "X." But you will have an excellent time when you visit Dunwoody and you might even see Jennifer Lawrence, who was in a few "X-men" movies. Tons of movies film around here, ya know.
Y is for You-Time at Angela Michael Skincare and Spa.
Relax with a massage. Benjamin Button yourself with an anti-aging facial. This results-oriented spa is where beauty meets science and it's where you'll meet bliss.
Z is for Zip Lines.
We have them at Treetop Quest. Get your head in the clouds and enjoy a natural Dunwoody high. Kid courses make Treetop an awesome place for even the littlest member of the family.
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