No. 246 Opens
What: Ford Fry (JCT Kitchen & Bar) and Drew Belline (Floataway Cafe) collaborate on the Italian-inspired neighborhood joint serving dishes such as roasted skirt steak with Romanesco and spring onions and agnolotti with Humboldt Fog, toasted garlic, sweet corn, and chanterelles.
Why: A backyard complete with herb garden, shuffleboard, and deck wrapped around a tree.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.
Where: 129 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur (678-399-8246).
The Original Boutique Warehouse Sale
What: Near highway robbery with designer goods (Jimmy Choo, Bobi, Sass & Bide) at up to 70 percent off from local boutiques (Les Nouvelles, Swank, Meringue).
Why: Booze, a DJ, and one kick-ass prize wheel.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 231 18th St., in Atlantic Station, above Z Gallerie, Midtown.
What: The sustainable community premieres Grow, a film about young, local farmers, at its first cruise-up/walk-in-with-a-blanket event ($10 per person to benefit Emergency Farmers Fund) in the wildflower meadow.
Why: BYO booze and picnic basket and enjoy bluegrass before the show.
When: Sat. Music, 7 p.m.; movie, 9 p.m.
Where: Selborne Ln., Chattahoochee Hills (770-463-2610). More info online at serenbecommunity.com.
What: BLT Steak chef Cyrille Holota’s class ($50 per person) schools you on creating healthy yet flavorful dishes (including entrees, salads, and dressings) perfect for bikini season.
Why: Sip wine pairings and sample the fruits of your labor.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Downtown. Reservations to 404-577-7601.
The Great Cupcake Company
What: The organic, vegan-friendly bakery (formerly delivery only) opens a storefront with a creation station (you design it; they make it).
Why: New summer flavors like raspberry sunrise, creamsicle, and berry lemonade.
When: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 2829 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead (404-343-1963).
Photo: Courtesy of No. 246