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We LOVE being part of this vibrant, local community! Our MUSTS are made up of wonderful places to eat and play; as well as some trusted specialty resources to help with your professional needs.
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> Go-To Deliciousness
Venti Italian Bistro
Location: 14260 Cumming Highway Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: Sun-Th 5-9 pm | Fri-Sat 5-10 pm
What’s Great: The best West Coast-inspired Italian cuisine in Cumming! Fresh ingredients make their dishes rich and healthy. The atmosphere is like a warm, inviting fire… To top it off, the service is always excellent!
Must Try: Flounder Francese, The (filthy) Manhattan, and their mouthwatering Pistachio Cake!
Location: 60 South Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30009
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p / Dinner Mon-Thurs 5p-10p | Fri 5p-11p | Sat 11:30a-11p | Sun 12p-9p
What’s Great: So much goodness… The atmosphere is hard to beat, the food is always fresh and the cocktails are infused with inspiration. “A soul from the south with an eye on the west.” Amazing outdoor dining in good weather!
Must Try: Braised Bacon, The Soul Burger, and The Cardamanhattan.
South Main Kitchen
Location: No. 9 S. Main street Alpharetta, GA 30009
Hours: Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sun 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
What’s Great: Located in the heart of Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District, South Main Kitchen serves fresh, elevated Southern cuisine matched with welcoming hospitality. South Main Kitchen focuses on the social aspect of dining and the true artistry of food. The menu changes frequently depending on seasonal availability from local farms.
Must Try: Sausage Po Boy with Flo’s Sweet Fries and The Black Walnut Old Fashioned
> Equestrian Facilities
Marble Hill Farm
Location: 739 Harley Trail Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone Number: 678-718-8286
Why Choose Them: At Marble Hill Farm, their focus is to create a community of happy horses and riders which they achieve on a daily basis. Between the kind people, the breathtaking views, and the impeccable care they give to each and every horse in the barn, it’s hard not to fall in love.
Location: 516 Hwy 81 SW Covington, GA 30014-0618
Phone Number: 770-786-6703
Why Choose Them: Ashland Farm has endless adventure possibilities for you and your horse to enjoy. From one of the best Cross Country Fields in Georgia to a lake where you and your horse can cool off with a refreshing swim… Not to mention miles and miles of trails available.
Need to Know: Membership required to trailer in.
> Hiking North Georgia
Location: Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy, Helen, GA 30545
What’s Great: One of our favorites as it is dog friendly and the perfect distance and difficulty to make for a very enjoyable afternoon. Most of the trail follows the river at a gentle incline so it is cool in summer and beautiful in winter.
Location: Chambers Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528
What’s Great: The satisfaction of reaching the top (huffing and puffing) and looking out at such a breathtaking view. Definitely a more difficult trail but the view is well worth the soreness you’ll feel the following day.
Little Ridge Park
Location: 3285 Lanier Beach South Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
What’s Great: One of very few dog friendly parks on Lake Lanier. You can almost always find a quiet beach to let the dogs swim or walk the tree-lined trails. Definitely my dogs’ favorite park!
> Healthy Living
Location: 4969 Roswell Rd. Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone Number: (404) 255-3110
Why Choose Them: Healworks was created to provide a multi-discipline therapeutics which give you the convenience of One Stop Healing. They address not just the physiology but have a full appreciation of the BODY/MIND nature of human health. Dr. Gunter has had a huge impact on the health of our family and friends.
Atlanta Center for Animal Osteopathy – Dr. Kimberly Parker-Royer
Location: 80 Interstate South DR Ste B, Jasper, GA 30143-6226
Why We Choose Them: Dr. Parker and her whole team have seen us through some tricky Great Dane issues and also performed a pre-purchase exam on our horse before giving us the green light to buy him. We trust her training, experience and intuition to advise us on making the right decisions for our beloved animals! She is kind and compassionate to our pets and to us! Your pets will love her too!
Location: 1100 Market Place Blvd. Cumming, GA 30041
Phone Number: 678-455-6295
Why Choose Them: The owner, Thomas, is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to health and supplements. They have a large selection of products at great prices.
> Creativity & Marketing
Phone number: 678-386-4572
What’s Great: Working with companies like Home Depot, Porsche, and more, SnapHouse Media is dedicated to helping companies build their brand in ways they could only dream. From creating, writing, animating, or scoring commercials or social media ads, they make your brand come to life.
Persuasion Marketing and Media
Phone Number: 770.343.8326
What’s Great: They are skilled in both marketing and creative. They can help you define your brand, then help you position it with what is unique to you. They create custom websites, and all sorts of other marketing elements that work together to build your brand. They represent a number of local, regional and national brands and we were fortunate to have them create our website and logo.
Brand Development. Brand ID. Website Design. Content and Copywriting. Blogging. Email Marketing. Promotions. Social Media. Collateral.