Been wondering what all the buzz at Buckhead Atlanta is about? No longer just a crane graveyard, the swanky shopping district is finally (actually) coming alive! Here’s the scoop on the newest kids on the block, and where to fuel up the family.


Shake Shack
Danny Meyer’s famed burgers, “flat-top” dogs and crinkle-cut fries are just the teaser to the real draw which is the custard cups, cones, shakes and “concretes.” Your little sweeties will love to build their own concrete with “mix-ins” like chocolate truffle cookie dough and marshmallow sauce while mama shouldn’t miss their “Pecan Pie Oh My” that blends Shake-spun vanilla custard with a slice of H&F Bread Co.’s pecan pie or the Campfire S’mores, which whips chocolate frozen custard with marshmallow sauce, graham crackers and dark chocolate chunks from Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co. Be sure to enjoy your treat on their rooftop deck for a whole new perspective on the good life.

Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 3035 Peachtree Road NE, Suite A146
Phone: 470-809-9201


Thirteen Pies
If you crew is craving a pie, pop into this fam-friendly joint that serves up wood-fired pizza alongside other crowd pleasers like your basic bolognese. There are twelve, regular pizzas to choose from, plus a special, seasonal “thirteenth pie” on the menu. (Get the name now?) With craft beers and wine on the menu, there is something to keep everyone in the famiglia happy.

Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 262 Buckhead Ave.
Phone: 404-205-8970


Georgetown Cupcake
Our hips can thank these folks for kicking off the nationwide cupcake craze. Now, sisters and TLC stars Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are expanding their empire to Atlanta with a rotating offering of more than 100 cupcake flavors. Scheduled to open “sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving,” we are keeping our eye on this sweets spot. We will gladly stand in line for their salted caramel and red velvet cupcakes any day.

Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 262 Buckhead Avenue NE (at East Paces Ferry Road NE entrance)
Phone: No phone yet


Confused about where to park? Buckhead Atlanta offers free valet stands throughout the shopping district.

—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Praveen R. via Yelp, Georgetown Cupcake, Shake Shack and Thirteen Pies via Facebook