|Photo by Brandon Amato|
By Sunday, March Madness will have run its course. Leave those frenetic courts behind and bounce over to a more relaxing arena — the patio party at King + Duke starts at 3 p.m. on March 30. Situated where Peachtree and West Paces Ferry roads meet in Buckhead, King + Duke provides spring's best people-watching perches. The day looks even better when you're holding a $3 White Hops Belgian-style IPA from Decatur's own Three Taverns Craft Brewery. Chill out to live music from Amy Gerhartz, playing acoustic pop, rock, folk and soul from 4-7 p.m. Chefs are grilling up finger-friendly bites for $5: the Mini Duke on a soft bun with coal-roasted onions; grilled candied pork, lime and chili; local mushrooms and soft ripened cheese or angus steak skewers with green sauce and spring onion. Grilled, skewered Georgia shrimp flavored with lemon and garlic are $6.