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Culinary Events

    • September 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vanuni Napoli, 1540 Monroe Drive, NE Atlanta, GA, 30324

    If you like to explore and eat really good pizza, this unique tour is for you! We combined the highlights of our Eastside Trail Walking Tour with the best pizza in Atlanta to provide you with a fun, informative and delicious experience. Here's what you can expect...

    • First, you will get to eat at three of the top (artisan) pizzarias in Atlanta!
    • You will get an insider's look at the Atlanta Betline, an exciting rails-to-trails project that is transforming the City of Atlanta on many levels.
    • We can't promise that you will burn off all of the calories but you will get some exercise as we walk about 3 miles miles at a leisurely pace.
    • You will meet some fun and interesting people.
    • You will experience a beautiful sunset.
    Please Note: Due to the nature of this tour (you will share pizzas with several people) we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions. 
    • Our first pizza stop is Varuni Napoli Midtown, which makes what Zaggats calls “real deal” Neapolitan pizzas fired in wood-burning ovens.
    • After we leave Varuni Napoli,  we will head south along the SAtlanta Beltline Eastside Trail, which hugs the eastern boundary of the Piedmont Park.
    • During this part of the tour, you will be walking on the oldest of four "belt lines" (railroad tracks) that were built around the City of Atlanta between 1871 and 1908.
    • The interim hiking trail turns into the Eastside Trail where the Beltline corridor crosses Monroe Street.
    • Our second pizza stop is Brezza Cucina & Pizzeria, a stunning reataurant that is located in Ponce City Market.
    • We could spend all day in PCM but we have places to go and pizza to eat! While we are there you will learn about the fascinating history of this former Sears Roebuck & Co. distribution center and the surrounding area.
    • After Brezza we will walk off some more calories as we continue southward past Historic Fourth Ward Park. You will learn how this amazing Beltline project transformed acres of asphalt into an award-winning park.
    • After a 2-mile walk on the Eastside Trail we arrive at our third and final pizzaria which is Fritti. This gorgeous restaurant is in the heart of Historic Inman Park's business district.
    • Eating on Fritti's patio, which features a giant red umbrella, is al fresco dining at its best. 
    At this point, you will have several options...
    • Walk back to Varuni Napoli (2 1/2 miles) or your final destination.
    • Take a ride sharing service back to Varuni Napoli or your final destination.


    • Your registration fee includes the guided tour and at least six slices of pizza (2 different pies at each restaurant. It also includes tax and gratuity on your food.
    • Beverages are not included so you can order whatever you want to drink at each restaurant.
    • If you would like to save some money please consider joining Urban Explorers.


    Steve Saenz is the founder of Urban Explorers of Atlanta and ExploreATL Tours. 

    • September 23, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Olmsted Linear Park (exact location TBA)

    This event is being posted as a service for friends and members of UXATL and to support founding member, Sandy Kruger, who has supported our club in many ways over the years. Please attend if you can and bring some friends. Register online first and then RSVP on this event listing to let other UXATL member know you are coming. Non-member guests are welcome. Thank you.


    On September 23, OLPA and DHCA team up once again for the 2nd Annual Picnic in the Park!  There will be food, music and fun family games. So, mark your calendars - you do not want to miss this event.

    • September 29, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Monday Night Garage


    We will be hosting a Meet & Greet + Fundraiser at the Monday Night Garage on Saturday, Sept 29. There will be an optional walking tour before the Meet & Greet that will focus on transit-oriented development in the area.

    Details will be posted here soon.

Past Events

July 20, 2018 TGIF: Treehouse Pub
July 18, 2018 MD: Downtown
July 14, 2018 Saturday Soiree: Summer Potluck
July 12, 2018 Bastille Day @ Atmosphere
July 05, 2018 Meet & Greet @ City Winery
March 30, 2018 Last Day to Join
March 15, 2018 Sunset Meet & Greet on Eastside Trail
January 10, 2018 Mix & Mingle @ Torched Hop Brewing
November 25, 2017 Harvest Scavenger Hunt @ Oakland Cemetery
November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving
November 15, 2017 Mystery Supper Club
November 09, 2017 Garden Lights Premiere Night @ ABG
November 06, 2017 Argentina Food, Wine and Culture Festival
November 04, 2017 Saturday Soiree
November 01, 2017 Mix & Mingle
October 28, 2017 N Georgia Wine Country Adventure
October 07, 2017 Saturday Soiree
October 04, 2017 Sunset Pizza Tour
October 01, 2017 Bearings BBQ & Brew
September 20, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Decatur
September 16, 2017 Baby Driver Filming Locations Tour
September 09, 2017 Saturday Soiree: Mediterranean
September 06, 2017 Mix & Mingle @ Georgia Beer Garden
August 31, 2017 Private Tour of Lee + White Development
August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Field Trip to Tiger Mountain
August 19, 2017 Saturday Soiree: Summer Cookout
August 16, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Midtown, Crescent
August 05, 2017 Peruvian Dinner & Culinary Demonstration
July 22, 2017 Taste of Aglanta
July 19, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Inman Park
July 15, 2017 Saturday Soiree: Vegetarian
July 13, 2017 Beltline PIZZA Sunset Tour
July 12, 2017 Mix & Mingle, Loews Lobby Bar
July 10, 2017 Culinary Event Team Meeting
June 29, 2017 Beltline PIZZA Sunset Tour
June 29, 2017 Beltline PIZZA Lunch Tour
June 17, 2017 Olmsted Park 20th Ann Garden Party
June 14, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Buckhead Village
June 03, 2017 Rooftop Rendezvous @ Mediterranea
May 17, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Westside Provisions District
May 06, 2017 N. GA Mountain Adventure + Kentucky Derby Party
May 03, 2017 Rooftop / Sunset Mix & Mingle, W-Buckhead
April 28, 2017 Inman Park Tour of Homes + Lunch
April 19, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Brookhaven
April 11, 2017 Tuesday Lunch Club: Decatur
March 22, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Virginia-Highlands, North
March 14, 2017 Tuesday Lunch Club: West Midtown
March 10, 2017 Inman Park Picnic Tour
March 04, 2017 Saturday Soirée
March 01, 2017 Mix & Mingle, Midtown
February 21, 2017 Tuesday Lunch Club: Buckhead
February 15, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Oakhurst
February 11, 2017 Saturday Soirée
February 05, 2017 Super Bowl Party
February 01, 2017 Magellan Club Get-together
January 18, 2017 Mystery Supper Club: Midtown, Peachtree
January 17, 2017 Tuesday Lunch Club: Midtown
January 15, 2017 Wake-n-Bake Off
January 07, 2017 Saturday Soirée
December 22, 2016 Weekday Lunch Club: Anis Bistro
December 15, 2016 2016 Holiday Party
December 01, 2016 Mystery Supper Club: Decatur
November 12, 2016 Monthly Supper Club: Cuba
November 03, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Market: Tour + Class + Dinner
October 20, 2016 Mystery Supper Club: Downtown
October 12, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Market: Tour + Class + Dinner
September 07, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Market: Tour + Class + Dinner
August 10, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Market: Private Tour + Culinary Class + Dinner
July 06, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Market: Private Tour + Culinary Class + Dinner
June 22, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Market: Private Tour + Culinary Class + Dinner
May 24, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Mkt: Private Tour + Dinner
May 23, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Mkt: Private Tour + Dinner
April 20, 2016 Buford Hwy Farmers Mkt: Private Tour + Dinner
May 09, 2015 Springtime Barbecue: American Churrascaria Experience