Friday, January 12, 2018

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is February 10th, 2018

Mead Rd. Mardi Gras is a homegrown fundraiser in Decatur, Georgia.

Get your friends together, create a Krewe, and join us on February 10th, 2018 at 1pm to celebrate Mardi Gras and raise money for the Decatur Education Foundation.

The parade winds its way through the Oakhurst Neighborhood and culminates with live music, Cajun cuisine, and kids activities at The Imperial.

All proceeds from Krewe sign up fees, Sponsorship, and food and drink sales at The Imperial will fund Decatur Education Foundation grants that support music and arts in our schools.
 For more info and map go here

h/t Decatur Metro

Eye on Decatur

Video Friday - The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Commuter - Liam Neeson's New Thriller- The Action Starts Jan 12th

Midtown Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits to Close Jan 28, 2018

 Photo credit: Flickr member John Crocker
From :

Popular Midtown eatery Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits will close at the end of business on Sunday, January 28.  The restaurant, located on Piedmont Avenue near its intersection with Monroe Drive, has been in business since 1993.  Cowtippers, like a number of other in-town eateries, is owned by Metrotainment Cafes.  While a representative for the restaurant confirmed the closure, they did not shed any light on the reasoning or timing of it. 
The space that Cowtippers has occupied for nearly 25 years was home to an outpost of the Old Hickory House previously. Fulton county property records indicate that through an LLC, Jeff Landau, founder and CEO of Metrotainment Cafes, currently owns the restaurant's property.  The building, which is roughly 4,800 square feet, dates back to 1940 and sits on about a third of an acre, according to Fulton county records.  The records indicate that "TEN TWENTY THREE JUNIPER ST ASSOC LLC," headquartered at 1119 Logan Circle, where Metrotainment Cafes is headquartered as well, paid $1.2 million for the property in 2002

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Places for Out-of-Towners to Go with the Family this weekend

Chances are, if you’re a GA or BAMA fan, you have out-of-towners staying with you for the big game. But you’re not going to cook two times as much for this crowd, even if you love them (well, most of them…after all it’s family). Check out five great spots to take the family this week/weekend while they’re here for the big game.

Check these places out here 

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Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the SEC

Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the SEC
GEORGIA. ALABAMA. MISSISSIPPI. ARKANSAS. KENTUCKY. FLORIDA. LOUISIANA. TENNESSEE. SOUTH CAROLINA.  The SEC and the South are synonymous with one another (we purposefully left Texas and Missouri off the list because…come on, they ain’t the South).  In celebration of the best conference in College Football and the National Championship game this weekend, we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite Southern restaurants in Atlanta.  Dig in y’all.

Check out more here

Video Friday- Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

RaceTrac, Wendy's,Express Oil Coming to Briarcliff and Clairmont Roads

A local developer is planning a three tenant redevelopment at the busy intersection of Briarcliff and Clairmont Roads in DeKalb county.  Jay Gipson of The Gipson Company has the assemblage under contract with plans to build a new RaceTrac, Wendy's and Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic on the combined roughly 3.74 acre property.  

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Holiday Recycling Tips


American’s waste generation per household increases 25 percent, or almost 1,000 pounds of trash, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day; almost 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays could have been recycled or repurposed, according to the U. S. EPA.
The most common non-recyclables contaminating the recycling waste stream during the holiday season include bubble wrap, cellophane, string/rope, ribbons and bows, batteries, food, and clothing. Some of these are recyclable at special drop off locations, but NOT in the curbside bin.
Plan to compost fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, egg shells, tea bags and other organic non-dairy (and no meat items) in your backyard or local compost bin.
And don’t forget to Bring One for the Chipper and recycle Christmas trees, with all ornaments, stands, and lights REMOVED!

Monday, December 25, 2017


                                                     "WISHING YOU WERE HERE"

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & ASO 12-20-17

Christmas with Jennifer Nettles & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Wed 12/20 @ 7:30pm Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
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Monday, December 11, 2017

STEEL CITY POPS Ornament Decoration Party Dec 14 (FREE)

Ornament Decorating Party!

 Decatur GA

Hey friends! On December 14th we’re hosting a free ornament decorating party at our shop. Turn your favorite pop sticks into cute holiday ornaments! We will have our kitchen set up to decorate ornaments from 2p-6p so we hope you will join us for some holiday fun!


Friday, December 8, 2017

A Christmas Story Playing This Weekend at The Plaza Theatre


Sat & Sun: 3:15 PM
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

Video Friday - Darlene Love - Baby Please Come Home

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

UPDATE: Double Feature Holiday Movie Night CANCELED

When: December 8, 2017 (this Friday!)
Time: Fun starts at 5:30 p.m., movies start at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The 300 block of West Ponce de Leon Avenue (around Mellow Mushroom)

What: Watch a holiday double feature, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and White Christmas, with your neighbors and family. Bundle up, bring blankets and chairs, pick up dinner at a nearby restaurant, and snuggle down to watch two holiday favorites.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kudzu Antiques 12th Annual Holiday Shopping Parties On Now!

Please join us for our Annual Holiday Shopping Parties every Sunday afternoon! Enjoy this tradition of Live Music, Refreshments, Sale Prices and Unique Gifts. Every Sunday afternoon until Christmas. A great way to spend some time with friends and family, shopping at the ‘Zu!

Monday, November 27, 2017



Root City Holiday Popup Shop
Finely curated local, artisan made gifts
Open 7 days a week – 11/25 to 12/23
1 West Court Square #110 Decatur GA 30030 – Next to Souper Jenny in the old Art Institute location.

Check out these gifts here.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Santa on the Square for Small Business Saturday Nov. 25

 Santa is *shopping small* this year! Celebrate Small Business Saturday with ol’ Saint Nick himself on the Decatur square. Santa arrives in style on a fire truck at 10 a.m. and stays for milk, cookies, and photo opportunities until 3 p.m. Register for this free event at so there are enough fresh-baked cookies, milk, and hot cocoa to go around. SHOP SMALL for gifts at City of Decatur businesses, then head to the tent on the square to get them expertly gift-wrapped for free! Until 5 p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Tree Lighting! Thursday, Nov 30, 7 p.m. @ Little Shop of Stories

From Little Shop of Stories -
 On Thursday, November 30th – 7 pm
 Please join us for the tree lighting on Decatur Square! We will have hot chocolate and other goodies and music from the F.AVE chorus. Free and open to the public!
 This wonderful annual event is brought to you by the following most excellent Decatur friends: Apolinsky and Associates, Butter & Cream, CafĂ© Alsace, Cakes & Ale, Downtown Decatur Development Authority, Decatur Presbyterian Church, Homegrown, Pam Hughes at Harry Norman Realtors, J.M. Wilkerson Construction, McCurdy Candler, Mudhouse Design, My Own Bookkeeper, Private Bank of Decatur, Rocket Fizz, Starbucks, Trinity Mercantile and Design, Verisail, Wild Oats & Billy Goats, and Worthmore Jeweler.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Potter Pub Crawl Nov. 17, 2017


The POTTER PUB CRAWL returns for a 3rd year on Nov. 17th, 2017!
Come out Friday, November 17th, 2017 for a stroll through some of Virginia Highlands most magical pubs. Diesel Filling Station will play host as the Ministry of Magic for the evening with 4 other pubs hosting wizard 'houses', along with special (magical) themed shots, wizard costume contests, photographers, food specials and more.
Each registered attendee, with a Potter Pub Crawl armband, will get a different complimentary themed shot at each 'house' and the host pub (5 shots total), along with a collectible POTTER PUB CRAWL pin, event photo opp/station, after parties and food/drink specials.
-----> Only 500 tickets TOTAL will be available for this event (this event is strictly 21+)
Wizard's Ball IV (the following night on Nov. 18th):

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Georgia RR Passenger Train Decatur GA 1963

    Notice Lewis Seed Store on right. and a 1957 Ford

KUDZA Antiques Jewelry Trunk Show - Sunday Nov. 12

 From :
Love supporting handmade, but often wonder who the maker is behind all of the magic? Come out to our handmade jewelry trunk show this Sunday, November 12 from 1-5 pm and “Meet The Maker”. You’ll find lots of wonderful jewelry and specials from Cameoko (@cameoko_jewelry), Crafts & Love (@craftsandlove), Fossil & Hide (@fossil_and_hide), Lily (@kudzulily) & Oh So Fitting (@ohsofitting). We’ll also have wine and refreshments to help jump start your holiday shopping moods!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Maker & Artist Market this Saturday at 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.

This is from The Decatur Minute Decatur Makers is hosting a Maker & Artist Market to celebrate all the cool and creative hand-made making that comes from the Atlanta community! The Market will be this Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. The address is 605 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, in the parking lot behind the First Christian Church (across the street from the Decatur post office). Currently there are about 30 vendors who will be selling hand-made products including candy and treats, jewelry and beads, clothing and accessories, candles, wreaths, stained glass, paintings, skincare, soaps, baskets, charms, quilts, cutting boards and cheese boards, and so much more. There will also be stone carving, animatronic puppetry making, and jewelry making demos. And bring the kids as they can get hands on and DIY their own buttons and cool masks. Fun for the whole family! For more information, check out the Facebook event and the event webpage.
photo credit facebook web site.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Video Friday - Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange

-- Anonymous said... Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer, but somebody... who's taught me... that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Terrific Thursdays Starts Nov. 2


For all of you non-procrastinator holiday shoppers out there, this week kicks off Decatur’s eight-week holiday shopping extravaganza. You’ll get rewarded for getting your shopping done early and have a chance to get your hands on some free art. Here’s what’s in store for Decatur this season:
Terrific Thursdays – starts this week!
November 2, 9, 16, 20 & December 7, 14, 21
Enjoy Discounts, snacks, special in-store events, and extended hours at 25+ participating Decatur Businesses in November and December. For a complete list of participating businesses, click here.
Free Art Every Thursday
On each Terrific Thursday, 10 artsy octopi will be placed in participating shops around Decatur. If you find one, take a photo and post it on Instagram. it’s yours! Tag yourself, the shop, @fishn and the artist (on the back of your new eight-legged friend). Use the #octopidecatur hashtag too.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Decatur's Haints and Saints Halloween Parade - Sunday Oct 29

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Cult Classic CHRISTINE Playing at The Plaza Theatre 10-20 thru 10-26


Christine – 10/20-10/26

Unpopular nerd Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys a 1958 Plymouth Fury, which he names Christine. Arnie develops an unhealthy obsession with the car, to the alarm of his jock friend, Dennis Guilder (John Stockwell). After bully Buddy Repperton (William Ostrander) defaces Christine, the auto restores itself to perfect condition and begins killing off Buddy and his friends. Determined to stop the deaths, Dennis and Arnie’s girlfriend, Leigh Cabot (Alexandra Paul), decide to destroy Christine.


Next Stop Decatur Time Machine circa 1942 & Today

 Decatur GA
In 1942 Wheat Williams Realty Co. purchased this location which was formerly Home Folks Grill.
Today this building is occupied by Salonred Kids .
123 E. Ponce De Leon Ave. Decatur GA

Small Scale Development Workshop Nov. 15 , 2017


On November 15, the City of Decatur and Decatur Development Authority will host a Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop.  Get a big picture view of small scale real estate development.  The Workshop offers specialized training about how to create small projects, like 1-3 story buildings with less than 20 units, which are residential, commercial or mixed use. The Workshop is a day-long session designed to introduce the principles and implementation mechanisms behind neighborhood based development projects.  The course assumes you know a lot about where you live, but not necessarily much about the real estate process or building development. Discover where you need help and meet the people who can help you. Through presentations on finance, design and site selection, a hands-on practice exercise, and networking with local like-minded people, this workshop is the first step to becoming a small developer yourself or creating a supportive ecosystem for small development in your city.
WHAT: Small Scale Real Estate Development Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
WHERE: Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairemont AvenueDecatur, GA, 30030
COST: Early Bird Registration Rate ($185) Concludes Friday, October 20, 2017
Regular Registration Rate ($215) Concludes Friday, November 10, 2017
Last Minute Registration Rate is ($245)
Register today at

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Puppy Love at The Marlay this Saturday

We'll have adoptable pups onsite along with the Laguanitas team to promote their special brews.


Saturday at 2 PM - 5 PM

The Marlay House
426 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, Georgia 30030


Please join us for a leisurely Saturday afternoon of delicious brews, music and doggie love!

We'll have adoptable pups onsite along with the Laguanitas team to promote their special brews.

We'll also be raffling off some fun gift baskets and certificates to support Doggie Harmony's ongoing dog rescue efforts!

So, mark you calendar and bring your friends. Dog friends welcome on the patio, but please only if they're dog/kid friendly.

See you soon.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2017 Madison Ave Soapbox Derby ( PHOTOS )


Adding More photos here check back later for more