Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cabela’s Grand Opening in Acworth

From ajc
By Nedra Rhone
Cabela’s Incorporated, the Nebraska-based outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is opening its second store in Georgia on Thursday, Aug. 21. The store is located at 152 Northpoint Parkway, Acworth in the Cherokee Village development at the northeast corner of I-75 and Highway 92. This will be the largest location in the state (the other store is in Augusta).

Cabela’s is hosting giveaways throughout the weekend as follows:

    Gift cards valued from $5 - $500 to the first 500 customers in line for the grand opening on Thursday. (note: Camping out today is encouraged.)
    The first 50 customers through the door Friday will receive a Cabela’s utility bag valued at $24.99.
    On Saturday, the first 50 customers will receive a Cabela’s commemorative grand opening cap valued at $14.99.
    On Sunday, the first 50 customers will receive a Cabela’s gift card valued between $5 and $100.
    Customers 18 years and older can enter to win a Coleman 700 UTV and trailer valued at more than $10,000.

Opening day will kick off at 8 a.m. with crowd entertainment, including a DJ, giveaways and trivia games. The opening ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., and a grand-opening ribbon will be cut by an arrow shot from a bow by a local Cabela’s employee.

There will also be special appearances all weekend including:

    Clark Wendlandt, Cabela’s Ambassador and three-time FLW Angler of the Year: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23
    Corey Cogdell, Cabela’s Ambassador and Olympic medalist: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24
    Joe Teti, co-star of “Dual Survival” television series : 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24
    Troy and Jacob Landry, stars of History Channel’s “Swamp People”: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24
    Steve Scruggs, “The Snake Master”: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Store hours during the grand opening weekend are Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information, visit

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Original Canvas Painting from Decatur's Mellow Mushroom up for Bid

Original painting from the Mellow Mushroom in Decatur, Ga up for bid on Ebay.


You can now own a piece of  Decatur's Mellow Mushroom which recently closed.

Up for bid is:

 Original painting by artists Josh Latta and Brad McGinty from the old Mellow Mushroom in Decatur , Ga. Painting is on stretched canvas and is approx 3ft x 4 ft.

Bid now here

From : Dave the owner of the paintings sent this in.

I’ve put 3 more paintings that we had hanging in the store if anyone in Decatur may be interested. Thanks! Dave

Also he said: If you win one of these you can pick it up in person and not pay the shipping cost.



 -- You can bid on any of these here.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Finding that Perfect pair of Jeans
For many, jeans are the most valuable player in your wardrobe. Usually, this isn't because they're the most expensive piece of clothing you own, or even the best-looking. Instead, it's their versatility that's important, as you can wear jeans around the house, in the workplace, on a date, or on casual outings. Despite this usefulness, however,

So what should you look for when searching for that perfect pair of jeans? Aside from price, here are some tips to keep in mind.
picking the right pair
Consider when you'll be wearing them
It goes without saying that being comfortable in your jeans is the most important thing; after all, even the best-looking pair of jeans will look odd if you're uncomfortable in them. Nevertheless, keeping in mind when and where you'll wear your jeans will make the process of choosing much easier.

If, for example, you only wear suits to work, your jeans might be reserved strictly for going out or for lounging around the house, which means you have few restrictions when selecting a wash and fit. If your work environment allows jeans, however, denim might be everyday wear. In that case, you might have to consider more conservative styles, as even in the most casual workplaces, subtlety goes a long way. Either way, always ensure your jeans look good with sneakers, boots or dress shoes.
Look for timeless washes
It's hard to say what will be in style a year from today at the retail level, but by sticking with tried-and-true denim styles, you can aim for and land a pair of jeans that will remain stylish for years. Here are three classic examples:

Original blue jeans: Evolving from rough-and-tumble work wear, these are now one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own.

Slightly faded blue jeans: More casual wear than anything else, these can nevertheless look good with a nice sports coat and shirt.

Dark denim: You really can't go wrong with a pair of straight-leg dark denim. Wear it to the office with a white oxford and navy blazer or throw on a leather jacket for a street-ready look on the weekends.

Flashier colors, funky washes and excessive distressing are always off-limits in terms of timelessness.
finding that perfect pair of men's jeans is never easy.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Decatur ArtHouse Opens Today

 by Catherine
Decatur ArtHouse Launches Exciting New BYOB Locale and Offers a Modern, Artistic, Friendly, and Laid Back Place to Create Opening August 13th 2014, Decatur ArtHouse brings new life to Decatur’s budding art scene! Located at East Decatur Station on College Avenue, Decatur ArtHouse offers an exciting new space to tap into your creative side and socialize with (BYO) beverages and snacks. Evening 2-3 hour adult beginner’s painting classes start Wednesday, August 13th, and are for ages 21 and up. Private parties for children and adults are also available. Easy beforehand online sign-up streamlines the check-in process, and is strongly recommended, but walk-ins are also welcome.
Bring your friends and have a fun night out, bring a date, or come solo. This exciting new locale offers a modern, artistic, friendly, and laid back ambience and will give you the opportunity to you unleash your creativity and connect with others through art. Even better, you can take home your masterpiece at the end of the evening and show it off to your friends and family.
Regardless of experience level, the fun step-by-step instructions let you follow along easily and all materials are provided. And you get to feel really good about enjoying yourself! Local nonprofits receive 10% of every seat purchased and you help provide free art classes for children.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2,000 Silver Coins Found in 1915 bungalow Torn Down in Florida

  St. Cloud, Florida

By Morgan Chilson
City workers tearing down a Florida home in April found 2,000 silver coins stashed in the walls, apparently hidden there during the Great Depression.

The St. Cloud, Florida, city crew was demolishing the house, which had been abandoned after the owner failed to pay more than $511,000 in liens to the city, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Rumors of the find had been circulating, but police this week confirmed those rumors by showing the coins, which had been stored in evidence. City officials had waited to determine whether the owner might come forward to claim the coins.

The 2,000 silver coins weigh about 60 pounds in total and the current price of silver is about $20 an ounce. Based on that calculation alone, without considering any historical value that may be found in the coins themselves, the find is worth about $19,000.

Police said the coins would be appraised to determine whether their value would be as coins or as silver.

The Sentinel said the find included 861 half dollars, 1,016 quarters, 202 dimes, and three nickels. The money was apparently stored in glass pickle jars in the walls.

"It was kind of like a treasure hunt. Everybody that was there was digging in this filth picking up these coins," Melissa Howes, a city worker, told WFTV.

"We thought we might be able to keep it like finders keepers, but it was city property," Howes told the Sentinel.

Workers believe more coins may have been in a trash bin that was taken to the dump before the coins were found, the Sentinel said.

The house was a 1915 bungalow, and Pete Gauntlett, chief of police in St. Cloud, told the Sentinel it was likely they were hidden during the Depression when many people were scared of banks failing.

The house had previously been owned by Lamarr LoMax Lowe, a former Walt Disney World employee who abandoned it when code-enforcement liens went over $500,000, the Sentinel said.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Eye on Decatur - BBQ & Ice Cold Beer Aug 16

Mark your calendar for August 16, 2014, and don’t miss the 14th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur.
Please note that no outside coolers will be permitted on the site.
Decatur’s 14the Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival is brought to you by: the Community Center of the South Decatur and the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. All proceeds of the festival directly into the Decatur community.
When: Saturday, August 16
Time: 12-8pm
Location: 630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park in Oakhurst, south of downtown Decatur
Scrumptious Food: BBQ by Fox Brothers, Black Tie BBQ, Williamson Bros. BBQ, and Sweet Auburn BBQ
Cold Beer: Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial Ale, 1554, and much more from New Belgium Brewing

Entry Fee:

10 and under – FREE!
11 & up: $10 in advance ($15 at the gate day of festival)
Buy tickets here. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Arepa Mia - Happy Stomach Warm Coming Soon to Decatur

Arepa Mia - Happy Stomach Warm Coming Soon to  E. College Ave. See link below to learn more about this place.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Eye on Decatur - New Townhomes Coming to East Howard

Creative Loafing's list of Best Popcorn

 Creative Loafing has a list of best popcorn in the Atlanta area, one on the list is Decatur's Brick Store Pub

Brick Store Pub's beer list is massive. Enhance the culling process while perusing the 200-menu beer menu with an order of bourbon caramel glazed popcorn with roasted peanuts and pecans. Like the classic baseball rendition, it's roasted and toasted, sweet and savory, and arrives in a festive brown paper bag. If you find half the bag is gone and you still haven't picked a beer, Brick Store's über knowledgeable staff will be more than happy to help you pick the perfect brew to sip with the rest of your caramel, corn, and nuts. 125 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-687-0990.

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Wahoo! Grill's Monthly Wine Club

Wahoo! Grill's Monthly Wine Club...

Changing Views on Austrian and German Wines

Wahoo! Grill
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
5 to 7 p.m.
$26++ per person, nonrefundable

This Wednesday, August 6, at Wahoo! Grill learn something new about the wines of Germany and Austria at the August wine dinner! We will be pouring wines that will surprise and delight your palate.  Guests will sample three unforgettable wines and  receive  complementary food pairings from chef Scot E. Davis.  Vegetarian and/or pescatarian pairings are available; please advise restaurant when you make your reservation.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Will Halt and Catch Fire be Renewed ?

By AJ Marechal

“So, what’s next?”

A clean-shaven Gordon sits at the head of a Cardiff Electric conference table, staring at a group of employees that he now presumably leads. The small team reads out loud reviews of the Cardiff Electric PC entrant, The Giant — reviews that dub the computer a “strong contender” in the “no frills” computer market.

The PC is sensible, practical, and, well, boring. Remarkable in the moment, but so clearly unremarkable in the grander scheme of technology, and the future of the industry. Cardiff has created a footnote, and the faces behind the PC know it ...

Especially Joe.

COMDEX drama, boiling over in the previous episode, has cooled to a simmer during the Season 1 finale of the still-not-yet-renewed Halt and Catch Fire, titled “1984.”

Donna and Gordon are somehow salvaging their marriage once again, despite the revelation that Donna had an almost-affair with a colleague from TI. Cameron has ditched Cardiff entirely after Joe and Gordon stripped The Giant of her OS at COMDEX, and is punching the clock at a phone company. Bosworth, under investigation by the feds for hacking bank accounts, is nowhere to be found. And Joe, the leader of the Cardiff PC venture, stares at his computer product with an anticlimactic gaze, even while the company pops champagne as shipments of The Giant arrive in shiny, impressive boxes.

The entire season of Halt and Catch Fire has built to this moment at Cardiff — the company has indeed built an IBM-compatible PC, and a portable one at that. It will turn profit. It will be on store shelves in mere weeks. But is this what success looks like?
Gordon has purchased a Porsche and cleaned up his look, but in a cruel turn of events, is carjacked following a Cardiff party celebrating The Giant — Donna, tossed out onto the street, breaks her arm as criminals make away with Gordon’s flashy trophy of job well done, as if the universe is reminding Gordon, “No, this is not you.”

And is this what success looks like for Joe? In a last ditch effort to infuse his PC with something unique, something with vision, he tasks the Cardiff coders with creating an app that can be bundled with the Cardiff PC software. The coders, however, quickly jump ship at Cardiff when Cameron presents them with a new tech concept birthed from her job at the phone company — use phone lines to connect people’s computers, allowing them to play games and communicate over what will eventually become the internet.

The Hail-Mary pass to add a visionary element to The Giant fails, and Joe resigns himself to the product they have in hundreds of boxes, ready to hit store shelves.

As Gordon watches his Porsche speed off into the distance, Joe — jaded by his own product — stands in front of a truck filled with Cardiff PCs following the company party. He douses the boxes in gasoline, takes out a lighter, and sets the computers on fire, watching his work burn down, as if it were all for nothing. Perhaps, for Joe, it was.

more here
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This 9 Year Old Girl Singing “Folsom Prison Blues” By Johnny Cash Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

 This 9 Year Old Girl Singing “Folsom Prison Blues” By Johnny Cash Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

Emi Sunshine is a nine year old girl. Though her age is small, her talent is wonderfully huge. This little girl impressed the whole Market Square with her incredible singing talent. The way she sang “Folsom Prison Blues, in Knoxville, Tennesse everyone was left speechless.

This little girl started producing music a few years back. Though she hasn’t yet been to any musical school she sings like she is a trained singer. The way she has given voice over to this song, its tough believe she has never been trained.

This little girl has never had any music courses or any vocal training online however she not only sings gorgeously but also knows to play many musical instruments like mandolin, kazoo,ukulele, banjolele, and piano. With an incredible talent like this, its really good if she plans to opt for singing colleges in the future that will help her to lookout for music careers and also help in producing music officially.

This little girl enjoys music and forgets everything while singing. Her soul gets happy when she plays with music. And along with that, the little girl has her own songs too! She is sure shot famous artist of tomorrow.

Citizen’s Police Academy Classes

From The Decatur Minute
by Sgt. Jennifer S. Ross
The Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) gives community members the chance to learn about all aspects of police operations, meet many of the men and women who serve in the Decatur Police Department, see how officers are trained, learn crime prevention strategies and view police work first hand by riding with patrol officers. The Citizen’s Police Academy is also an excellent opportunity to develop working relationships with our Police Department staff.
Classes are held Thursday nights from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.  The tentative dates for the 2014 CPA are every Thursday from September 11, 2014 to November 13, 2014 (10 weeks).

The application for Citizen’s Police Academy is available here.  Mail or drop off (Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm) completed applications to Sgt. Jennifer S. Ross, Decatur Police Department, 250 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite T-130, Decatur, GA 30030. *Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, August 29, 2014.

Please contact Sgt. Ross at or 678/553-6613 if you have any questions.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Box Stores are so Yesterday ?


By Krystal Steinmetz
Big-box discount retailers like Target and Walmart are not as popular with shoppers as they once were. It appears the domination of big-box stores might be coming to an end.

Goldman Sachs recently downgraded Walmart stock from “buy” to “neutral.” Meanwhile, the investment banker upgraded Costco stock to “buy,” Forbes said.

    In a note to clients, the firm explained the rise of e-commerce has prompted customers to see less value in general merchandise stores with large product assortments. Shoppers now prefer a combination of value and convenience, which analysts said they have found in narrow-assortment retailers like dollar stores, drugstores and warehouse clubs.

The migration of shoppers to Amazon, Costco and smaller stores appears to be taking its toll on both Walmart and Target. Arkansas-based Walmart has experienced declining sales for five straight quarters, and its U.S. CEO was recently replaced, according to Business Insider.

Meanwhile, Target’s profit fell 16 percent in the first quarter, compared with one year earlier, The Huffington Post said.

Charles Fishman, author of “The Walmart Effect,” told HuffPo:

    Everybody needs diapers and everybody needs toothpaste. People have figured out that buying it online is easy and inexpensive and you don’t have think about it.

While Walmart had $10 billion in Web sales last year, Amazon had $68 billion, HuffPo said.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Elvis Presley's BMW Roadster to be Restored

Elvis Roadster: Restoring Project by BMW Will Resurrect King's 507

By Stephanie Hinderer

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BMW has announced plans to restore Elvis Presley's 507 Roadster, which the rock star bought in 1958 while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.

According to MSN Autos, Presley fell in love with the Roadster after learning the Porsche 550 Spyder wasn't available. He leased the car for $3,750, which is about $450,000 today. It is one of only 254 507 Roadsters.
The Roadster had been part of BMW's test fleet and was outfitted with upgrades before it was shipped to Presley. Rumor has it that he had it painted red because he was tired of female fans writing on his white car with their lipstick.

When Presley returned to the U.S. in 1960, the Army shipped his car from Germany back to the States. He sold it two years later and the new owner modified the Roadster for drag racing.

It was sold again in 1968 and apparently spent decades sitting in a warehouse, World Car Fans said. Now that owner has sent the car back to BMW for restoring, a process that could take two years.

Presley's Roadster is currently on display at the BMW Museum until Aug. 10, MSN said.
see more here

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - Tonight at 9:00 on Syfy


SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE makes its premiere on Wednesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. PT/ET. Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct a screenplay by Thunder Levin, who also wrote SHARKNADO. Here's what it's about:

Premieres Tonight At 9/8c on Syfy.
SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE was actually a thing, that was actually happening, in actual real life? You bet your sweet ass it is, and we've got its teaser right here to prove it! We saw in the first film that when these sea demons—known as sharks—get pulled out of their dark blue hell and into a deadly twister that only the likes of Tara Reid and Ian Ziering can possibly save the day. Well, good thing for us, they both make their return in the "highly anticipated" sequel that promises even more ridiculous shenanigans that only Syfy can come up with.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at The Plaza Theatre this Weekend 8-2 and 8-3

The Plaza Theatre Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13) Sat: 8:00 PM Sun: 4:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Halt and Catch Fire' Season Finale Synopsis Released

By Alex Garofalo

Joe, Gordon and company cannot catch a break on AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” unless you count the endless glitches and mishaps with their Cardiff Giant computer. The show’s season finale will air Sunday, Aug. 3, with episode 10, “1984,” where the team will have to recover from the setbacks of their ill-fated Vegas trip.

Episode 9, “Up Helly Aa,” introduced a batch of new adversaries to Joe and the Cardiff team. Donna’s old boss, Hunt Whitmarsh (who resigned from Texas Instruments in Episode 8 after halting Donna’s advances on their business trip), is back with a competitor to the Cardiff Giant. It turns out he had been leading Donna on to gain information on Gordon’s plans for the Giant.

The bigger problem, though, for Cardiff was revealed at the end of the episode with Joe’s teary discovery of a company called Apple and their new computer -- the Macintosh. Joe knows the Macintosh threatens to render everything Cardiff has worked for obsolete.

However, the team’s immediate problems might be each other.

According to the episode 10 synopsis, when Joe and Gordon prepare to move the Giant back to Texas, another suspicious glitch occurs leaving them blaming each other for the problem. Viewers might remember that Joe has a history of self-sabotage at Cardiff, staging Cameron’s memory backup crisis in episode 4.

Speaking of Cameron, the wildcard programmer was not present at Cardiff’s Vegas presentation, scorned by Joe and Gordon’s decision to spurn her innovative operating system in favor of speed and cost efficiency. With Joe gently suggesting she follow the young wave of talent to Silicon Valley, viewers are left in doubt as to her future with Cardiff going into the season finale.

Meanwhile, Donna might be the show’s most compelling character as the season winds down. After following Gordon to Vegas and rekindling their marriage, Donna is now reeling after the revelation that Hunt played her and she and Gordon are on the rocks once again. A video preview of the finale, “1984,” shows Donna back at Texas Instruments frustrated as she tries to explain her erratic behavior.

'Halt and Catch Fire' Season 1 Spoilers: Season Finale Synopsis Released; What Will Happen In Episode 10, '1984'?

Watch the season finale   (Episode 10, '1984') this Sunday Aug. 3 at 10:00pm on AMC

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Forecast for the Trinity Triangle: AWESOME

The Trinity Triangle


An artist's rendering of The Trinity Triangle Development.
 Source: Oakhurst Realty Partners

The Trinity Triangle development will offer 5,982 sq. ft. of prime retail and restaurant space on the ground floor. The new mid-rise 210  apartment development , will be located in the heart of downtown Decatur between Twain's and The Kimball House.
The development features three available restaurant/retail spaces ranging from 1,250 to 2,900 sq ft.  All three spaces to have excellent visibilty on E. Trinity Pl. and will have high ceiling heights and access to free parking spaces in the building parking deck.
Source of info from  Oakhurst Realty Partners

And yes Dairy Queen will be back.

The 2014 Madison Ave Soapbox Derby is September 27th

Hello Neighbors! We would like to formally introduce you to the Madison Ave Community Fund! The Madison Ave Community Fund (MACF) is a non-profit organization started by us, your neighbors, to help us direct the funds raised from the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby and other future events. For those new to the neighborhood or who haven’t experienced the Madison Ave Soapbox Derby for some crazy reason, it is an amazing event started by a group of neighbors in 2011. We got together and came up with the zany idea of bringing together our families to have fun while raising money for a local charity benefiting the children of our community. Thanks to all the support of our awesome neighbors and neighborhood businesses, the event has grown from about 20 drivers in 2011 to 100 drivers in last year’s rain soaked derby. We are proud to announce that we have now donated over $30,000 to local children’s charities!

All this amazing support has led us to get formalized and officially become a non-profit organization and soon an official 501c3 charitable organization (our application is pending with our friends at the IRS). We have some big ideas for the future including the 2014 Madison Ave Soapbox Derby on September 27th, forthcoming bock parties, and various other fun events. So stay tuned and start building your cars!

Our mission and focus is on the children of our neighborhood where we will look use our resources to further the goal of giving all Oakhurst kids a similar childhood experience and opportunity to succeed. This means supporting established organizations like we have in the past or doing things on our own to help neighbors in need or really anything that helps us achieve that goal.

We are an all-volunteer organization and welcome any support you have to offer. If you are interested, even if just to volunteer a few hours of your busy schedule, we would love to have you.

To see 3rd Annual photos from last years Madison Ave Soapbox Derby click here.

2nd Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby photos here.
1st  Annual Madison Ave Soapbox Derby photos here.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Huge Kudzu Sale-Sandy Springs & Decatur! Rowe sofas too!

 All info sent in from Kudzu Antiques
Antiques - New Furniture - Industrial - Midcentury
Decatur & Sandy Springs - Ends Wed. Aug 6
Join us for: 
Kudzu Lover's Day!
Special Preview Sale Tuesday July 29
Get first choice! Enter drawings for $500 in Gift Certificates! And first 10 customers at each store receive a free Votiva candle ($25 value)!

Special Rowe Furniture Sale
Made in USA Sofas & Chairs
15% off Kudzu's low price
Rowe Sale Ends Aug.11!

6450 Roswell Road *Sandy Springs 
404-255-2548  open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6

"Best of Atlanta" since 1979
2928 E. Ponce de Leon Ave. * Decatur
404-373-6498 open 7 days 11a-7p

2nd Annual Decatur Dinner Party September 6th

From The Decatur Minute
Tickets are on sale now for the 2nd Annual Decatur Dinner Party!  Enjoy delicious dishes prepared by some of Decatur’s most talented chefs to raise money for Decatur’s Kitchen Garden – a Global Growers Project.  This limited attendance event will feature live music, beer, wine and a live auction.

Get your tickets today for what is sure to be the foodie event of the year on Saturday,

Former Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and Judy Turner are Host Committee Co-Chairs along with; Neil Dobbs, John Kelley, Alan & Jane McNabb, and Peggy Merriss.
Get tickets here

September 6th, 6:30pm at the Decatur Cemetery. Tickets are $125 each, or reserve a full table for a party of 8 at $1200.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival is Oct 18th

The Decatur Minute Reminds us about the upcoming Decatur Craft
Beer Festival:

Monday is as good a day as any to chat about the Decatur Craft Beer Festival. The date is set (Saturday, Oct. 18th) and ticket go on sale through Ticket Alternative on Monday, Sept. 15th at noon.  Be sure to put that date on your Outlook calendar because you know they will sell out fast!  You can always plan to volunteer, which gets you in for free, but even those spots come with a price.  The more events you have volunteered for, the better your chances are of being invited to volunteer for this awesome event.  Need to get in your hours?  The Decatur Book Festival is looking for some help- click here for all the details.

Do you ever wonder what we do with all the money we make from the Decatur Beer Festival?  We give it away! (In the form of grants, to Decatur-based non-profit groups) You have exactly one week left to apply for a grant-just check out the website for all of that information.

And did you notice the sweet 2014 logo?  It was designed by the talented Mike Jones of Columbus, Georgia  and we think it will look really cool on a tasting glass!

Keep checking the Decatur Craft Beer Festival website and Facebook page for all kinds of info and updates…there is some super secret talk of adding a VIP section to the festival this year…

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thrillist Top 5 Taco Spots includes Decatur's MARBAR


By Sebastian Davis

West Midtown

Barcelona’s Westside cousin isn’t subtle about wanting to absolutely own tacos. To make that happen they've got taco trays filled with tacos... um, filled with pork belly, duck, fried oysters, and whatever else they can come up with meat-wise.


La Urbana

Their open-air atmosphere provides the perfect setting for you to get your mitts on their street food-style taco pescado, which, because this sucker's stuffed with fish, probably isn't a Spanish word for beef. But who knows?!



Simple, savory turkey chorizo and creamy monterey jack cheese are topped with a touch of lettuce and tomato inside a crunchy deep-fried shell that goes pop in your mouth. Nothing too complicated or ridiculous, just a delicious fried crescent cradling all the meatiness you need.




Decatur’s revamped hotspot has many highlights, but let’s do a little math from their menu: shrimp + bacon x (caramelized onions + avocado) = OMG I want to eat that! Oh, and don’t worry about showing your work.

Oh Boy! Rotisserie and Tacos
Johns Creek

A place that specializes in rotisserie chicken AND tacos? Take us there now! In fact, take a few of their slow-cooked, smoky BBQ chicken tacos and shove 'em right in our taco-hole... which is what we'll be calling our mouth after this weekend.

14th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival Aug 16, 2014


Tickets on sale NOW!

An All New Festival in 2014!

Click here to purchase tickets.
Mark your calendar for August 16, 2014, and don’t miss the 14th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blue Moon Designs Closing July 27

Blue Moon Designs located on Church Street is closing July 27, sign out front says "Everything Must Go"

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cyclorama Moving from Grant Park to Atlanta History Center

By Howard Pousner
In a move of literal and figurative historic proportions, plans call for the Cyclorama, one of the city’s most valuable cultural artifacts, to leave its Grant Park home of nearly a century and relocate to a new building at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.

The announcement, which has an appraised value of $25 million, is being made by Mayor Kasim Reed at a City Hall press conference Wednesday morning.

A surprise part of the news is that the history center, having recently completed an unrelated $21.1 million capital improvement campaign, already has raised $32.2 million. That amount is sufficient to move the painting, construct a 23,000-square-foot building that will be accessible to visitors from its main entrance, conduct an extensive restoration and create an endowment to maintain it.

The Cyclorama painting would remain the property of the city. The history center and city still have to reach a long-term license agreement, and the deal will be contingent upon City Council approval.

A building in Grant Park has housed the massive, panoramic, city-owned painting, which depicts the Battle of Atlanta, since 1921. With the painting in need of a restoration estimated at more than $8 million, the city appointed an advisory group in 2012 to explore options.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bike Rodeo Sat. Aug. 2, 2014

Bike Rodeo Event Date and Time: 08/02/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm From DeKalb Police: DeKalb County Police Department 2014 BIKE RODEO. Saturday August 2, 2014, 8am – 12noon. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Tucker Ga. 30084. Hosted by: North Central Precinct. Ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. ***SEE ATTACHED FLYER***

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tesla Motors Coming to Decatur on Church Street

Even before demolition has begun at the site of its planned Decatur store, Tesla Motors is gearing up to invade Buckhead.

Urvaksh Karkaria
    Staff Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Palo Alto, Calif-based automaker plans to invest $330,000 in building out a 3,245 square foot store at Lenox Square, according to a building permit filed with the City of Atlanta.

Tesla, which makes the all-electric Model S, has a store in Marietta and last month confirmed plans for a store and service center at a former Isuzu dealership, 1580 Church St. The 18,000-square-foot dealership sits on 2.5 acres and is next to a BMW dealership.

Great Balls of Fire: Jerry Lee Lewis himself and Dennis Quaid as the Pioneer Rock 'n' Roll Star


Dennis Quaid as pioneer rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vanishing America - Arcade Cards

-- Most of these Arcade Movie Star and Recording Star vending machines were found at boardwalks. Do you remember these, and what or who was your first card ?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Learn how to Avoid "Too Good To Be True Fraud Scams" July 17

 When : Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:

    Decatur Police Department: 404-373-6551
    FBI Information on Common Fraud Schemes
    Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: 404-657-9915
    Adult Protective Services: To report suspected exploitation of an elder person who lives in a private residence call 404-657-5250

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Book as Art July 18-Sept. 19, 2014

From :
July 18-September 19, 2014

Gallery at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur
One West Court Square, Suite 110

Artist books take many forms— from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative; abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. Artist books can be a delight to the eye, a pleasure to the hand, and made tangible in forms that introduce us not only to new interpretations of an ancient concept but also to questions and ideas on 21st century form and format. Artists who observe this world and interpret the idea of the book are the exhibitors in this juried exhibition visually celebrating the book form.

The Decatur Arts Alliance and the gallery of The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur bring the latest edition of this exciting visual component of artists books to the largest independent book festival in the country. The selected works will be on display July 18 to September 19 and include work from US and international artists.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Georgia's Oldest Theatre Gets Oldest Star Wars for Anniversary Showing

 The Plaza Theatre Georgia's Oldest Theatre Gets Oldest Star Wars for Anniversary Showing 

 From :
Atlanta’s Plaza, the state’s oldest continuously operating film palace, will open celebrations of its 75th anniversary on July 18 with an extremely rare screening of  Star Wars: Episode IV, the first of the six films (for the moment) in the much beloved sci-fi movie cycle. That original Star Wars film came out in 1977, then underwent a substantial cleanup of its VFX and more during the Special Edition version that came out on the film’s 20th anniversary. Disney officials confirmed that the digital print being provided the Plaza will be based on the Special Edition version which got a wide release in 1997. The original 1977 was re-released in April of 1981.

But think of this, some of the tickets are going for $75 a pop.

A few years ago, during a special event spotlighting Star Wars’ visual effects at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, writer-director George Lucas said that he would never want to re-release the film’s original version featuring the old (though then ground-breaking) VFX, because the technological progress made in the ensuing decades allowed him to come closer to actually creating the movie that he saw in his own head. Whatever the version on screen, the original Star Wars hasn’t had a lot of runs in theaters in quite a while. But then again, when the movie came out, it stayed out, setting box office records and running in some theaters for more than a year (76 weeks(!) at one Beaverton, Ore., theater alone) as part of more than 6,000 engagements in the United States and hundreds more overseas.

File photo.

Willy's Mexicana Grill celebrates new Openings

From:tomorrows news today
 Atlanta-based Willy's Mexicana Grill has signed a lease on what will be its 25th location. The new Willy's will open in Peachtree City at 2775 Georgia 54.  The new Willy's joins existing eateries Zoës Kitchen (to its left) and Schlotzsky's Deli / Cinnabon (to its right).  The roughly 2500 square foot space Willy's will occupy previously was My House Restaurant, a local eatery that closed a few months ago. 

The Peachtree City Willy's is slated to open in early December. 

Willy's recently opened its highly anticipated Brookhaven location at Cherokee Plaza that according to a company representative was performing especially well, even as they waited for their liquor license.

Another Willy's is slated to open tomorrow (7-15-14) at the Village at Druid Hills followed by another in Sandy Springs around Labor Day.