Getting to know your neighbors better over a good meal sounds great, right? An insightful conversation about issues that truly matter to our region’s future? Even better. But maybe cooking and hosting a meal at your home just isn’t for you.
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What are civic dinners? Civic dinners are guided, meaningful conversations—about issues like mobility, prosperity, and livability in metro Atlanta. The feedback from civic dinners is also critically important to ARC and our regional partners, as it offers the chance to hear from real metro Atlantans as we plan for the future. For more basics on civic dinners, check out this quick primer.
You can host a civic dinner just about anywhere. But some places just work better than others. A civic dinner host restaurant should take reservations, and it shouldn’t be so noisy that you can’t hear the guy sitting to your left.
That’s why ARC is pleased to welcome its first two official Civic Dinners Host Sites.
All the Right Ingredients
WR Social House is a casual neighborhood restaurant and watering hole on Marietta Square.
Co-owner Katie Pfister says ARC Civic Dinners are a good fit, since “Marietta is home to us, and we want our community to be the best it can be. And this is one way for people to get involved and make that happen.”
Rahsaan Overton is a Marietta resident who wanted to get more involved in his immediate community—which is what brought him out to a dinner on mobility.
“It was great to hear all different sides of the mobility conversation, and come together and have a lot in common with a lot of different people,” he said, before adding, “And look, it’s in a public place with a great beer list, so there’s really no excuse not to do it.”
Marietta residents seeking a fine dining option for their civic dinner might consider WR Social House’s next-door neighbor, The Butcher the Baker.
Add your favorite dining spot! Do you have a favorite restaurant anywhere in metro Atlanta that would make a great ARC Civic Dinner Host Restaurant?
It should take reservations, and have reasonably quiet seating that accommodates 6-10 guests for inspiring conversations. Let us know!
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