Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads Opens Second Location in Sandy Springs 

Sandy Springs has another addition to their rising culinary scene. Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads will open on this Monday! Grand Opening festivities begin on March 20 with some amazing daily food specials all week. A portion of the sales from the grand opening celebration will be donated to Create Your Dreams. This week they kicked off the celebration with a Family and Friends event. I was excited to be included in this special occasion. 

My first experience with Rize left a lasting impression and since then I have been back to the Poncey Highland location several times. The food is awesome and the service is just as fantastic. They never disappoint. 

With the opening of their new location, they have introduced a new Pick 2 Lunch Special. Diners have a choice a personal sized pizza or flatbread AND a choice of either soup or salad.  All for just $10! Nice! This deal is good MONDAY – FRIDAY, 11 AM – 2 PM ONLY.  If you work in the Sandy Springs area,  you’re definitely going to want to check it out. 

Lunch with Amber! ( Instagram @sippinintheatl)
I attended the Friends & Family Lunch Event yesterday and once again was blown away. I brought along fellow blogger friend, Amber of Sippin’ in the Atl, to share the delicious experience. Rize sits on the corner of Roswell Road & Hammond Drive under the brand new residential living apartments, Square One. When we arrived we were warmly greeted and given the instructions on how to order. The hard part was choosing which pizza to get. Every single menu item sounded and is amazing. I personally have had all of them, so it was extra difficult for me to choose. I finally decided on the Garden Pizza and the Pear & Walnut Salad. I also ordered a cup of Sweet Peach Tea. Amber ordered the Waverly, as well as the Pear & Walnut Salad and a cup of Black Berry with Tarragon Soda.

Pear Walnut Salad ~ baby kale & spinach, sliced pear, spiced walnuts, smoked bleu cheese, charred red onion, fennel, pomegranate seeds, honey lemon vinaigrette
After placing our orders, we sat at the bar where we could see all the action. With their open concept kitchen, diners are able see their pizza being made, from the gentle stretching of the dough, to putting finished product into the hot stone oven. 

Garden Pizza ~ fire roasted tomato, goat cheese, shredded mozzarella, roasted artichoke, roasted shiitake mushrooms, charred red onion, zucchini, watermelon radish, toasted pecan pesto, basil, roasted garlic oil
Shortly after sitting, we were greeted by our waiter.  He informed us that while he was our waiter for this visit,  any staff member would be glad to help us as they were a family and worked as a unit. Love it! Our drinks came out first. I could tell Amber was enjoying her Black Cherry Tarragon Soda by the mmmms and lip smacking that I was hearing in my left ear as she sipped on her craft beverage. Lol! She’s a fan to say the least. 
Waverly ~ prosciutto, gorgonzola, shredded mozzarella, asiago, fig jam, balsamic reduction, grana padano

Finally we were presented with our pizza and salads. Everything looked amazing!! Not only did it look amazing, it tasted amazing! I could eat the Pear Walnut Salad every day! The smokiness of the bleu cheese brought that salad to a whole other level! I highly suggest that salad! My Garden pizza was sooooo good. I loved the pesto that was on top. This pizza was nothing but layers of flavor! Bravo! Rize, Bravo.  I consider myself a pizza connoisseur and this pizza is awesome! 

We ended this fantastic lunch with a sweet treat!  Yes!! We chose Bourbon Butter Pecan Gelato (I Love Bourbon!) and Strawberry Sorbet. So tasty! Do yourself a favor and visit Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads next time your in the mood for good pizza and excellent service. They’ll be waiting. 
Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads


6050 Roswell Rd

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

(404) 334-0851

Tupelo Honey Cafe Brings Good Ole Southern Eats To Georgia

A few weeks ago,  I attended a most fantastic media dinner at Tupelo Honey Cafe‘s newest location in Sandy Springs, GA. It would be my second visit in the last few weeks. This one even more delicious.

We serve fresh, scratch-made, Southern comfort food re-imagined. At Tupelo Honey, when we play with our food (and we think it’s okay), the result is scrumptious.

While waiting for the rest of the guest to arrive I sipped on some Proscecco and chatted with Caroline and Grace from Phase 3 PR. I was also introduced to Tyler, who made sure everything was perfect. As guest arrived they ordered drinks from their carefully crafted cocktail menu. I started with the Peach Mai Tai. Soooo good!

Blues & Brews Happy Hour

Sunday – 1/2 off all bottles of wine

Monday – $5 frozen cocktails

Tuesday – $5 draft cocktails

Wednesday – $3 select draft beers

Thursday – $4.50 snacks & bites

From there delicious parade of southern food did not stop. It was wonderful! Check out the awesomeness that is Tupelo Honey Cafe.

Farmer’s Market Pickled Plate

{Tangy pickled carrots, cauliflower, green tomatoes, okra, green beans and cucumbers served with ancient grains}

Appalachian Johnny Cake

{ Classic cornmeal flatbread with a mountain twist, with slow roasted pork and smoked jalapeño barbecue sauce, corn jalapeños slaw and topped with fresh jalapeño.}

Don’t Judge My Okra Obsession

{ Blistered and lightly spiced okra served with scratch made garlic buttermilk ranch.}

Southern Burrata Bruschetta

{ Soft Burrata mozzarella with kale and pecan pesto over heirloom tomato and micro greens.}

Watermelon Salad

{ Sweet watermelon over spicy arugula with honey yogurt dressing, topped with country ham and candied basil.}

Creole Scallop Sofrito

{ Two scallops with a smoky and spicy tomato Creole sauce, atop a petite kale salad.}

Appalachian Shrimp

{ Sorghum chili-glazed, wild caught American shrimp over a fluffy Appalacian corn soufflé and sautéed garlic kale.}

Fried Chicken Tower

{ Available on Sunday & Wednesday! Only 30 made a night! Get there early!!}

Carolina Mountain Trout

{Seasoned & Pan Seared with brown butter.}

Brown Butter Pecan Pie with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Glamping S’mores Cake
What an awesome dinner! Every single bite was amazing! And the cocktails are the best! Tupelo Honey Cafe is definitely a current favorite of mines. I cannot wait to bring my parents here when they visit!!


Tupelo Honey Cafe

4600 Roswell Rd Bldg C Ste 110

Sandy Springs, GA 30342



Big THANK YOU to Tupelo Honey Cafe for the delicious eats and warm hospitality. And THANK YOU to Phase 3 PR for the media invite.


*I received this dinner complimentary. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.