Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Free Wi-Fi Coming to Decatur

 Check out this,  The Decatur Minute posted about free Wi-Fi

"Beginning March 1, Decatur will be offering free public Wi-Fi in several public spaces: downtown Decatur, the Oakhurst business district, Oakhurst Park, Glenlake Park, McKoy Park, and Adair Park. These spaces are ideally suited for work and play, and now users can count on a reliable Wi-Fi signal free of charge!
Residents and visitors will now be able to stay connected with their smartphones, tablets and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices while in these community spaces."
read how to connect over at decaturminute.com

Monday, February 25, 2013

Eye on Decatur - Hola! Mexican Cantina

Hola! Mexican Cantina
205 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Coming Soon

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Peachtree Corners Dreamland Bar-B-Que Restaurant to Rebuild after Fire.

 Update on Peachtree Corners Dreamland Bar-B-Que Restaurant
From dreamlandbbq.com
Our Norcross location is currently closed due to a fire on January 16, 2012. We appreciate the support and kind thoughts from our guests and look forward to you dining with us at our Roswell location at 10730 Alpharetta Highway while we rebuild. We will keep you posted about our GRAND RE-OPENING!

The Norcross Catering Service is STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS. James Larson can still take care of your catering needs, just call 770-912-2630 or email norcrosscatering@dreamlandbbq.com

Friday, February 22, 2013

Georgia’s best hotels, restaurants

AAA picks Georgia’s best hotels, restaurants
 from ajc.com
By Leon Stafford

The Four Seasons Atlanta, InterContinental Buckhead, (St. Regis Hotel photo below) and both Ritz-Carlton locations are the best hotels in Atlanta, according to travel organization AAA.
The five properties received AAA’s Five Diamond award — the group’s top recognition for hotels — in the group’s annual survey of Georgia’s leading lodgers and restaurants. The Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro and The Lodge at Sea Island in St. Simons also received Five Diamonds.

No restaurants received Five Diamonds.

Overall 34 Georgia hotels and 12 restaurants earned Four or Five Diamonds in AAA ratings — 28 of   them in Atlanta — for the past 12 months, the organization said. AAA will host a Diamond award event on Monday at the Four Seasons.

Metro Atlanta restaurants receiving Four Diamonds: Aria, Atlanta Grill, Bacchanalia, BLT Steak, Canoe, La Grotta Ravinia Ristorante Italiano, La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, Nan Thai Fine Dining, Nikolai’s Roof, Park 75 and Restaurant Eugene.
Photo credit: flickr member: ST.REGIS HOTELS & RESORTS

Thursday, February 21, 2013

12th Annual Wine Crawl is Saturday Feb 23

From oakhurstga.org
Who knew Oakhurst was hi-tech?! There’s an app available for this month’s Wine Crawl. download your FREE app now from iTunes!http://itunes.apple.com/app/wine-crawl/id418734278?ign-mpt=uo%3D6&mt=8 Saturday, February 23th 4-7 pm Tickets are $30 in advance. Day of event $35. On sale Saturday Feb 4th at the Universal Joint and Oakhurst Market. There are 24+ businesses serving wine from around the world covering every varietal imaginable! The Crawl does not have a start or stop point. You simply pick up your glass and start visiting the businesses.The program available at the registration tables details the wines and businesses participating. FREE The Fur Bus runs every 15 minutes from Harmony Park to College St. businesses. Last pickup is 6:15pm
Read full story at  oakhurstgaorg.ipower.com

Monday, February 18, 2013

MAR Costal to Open - March/April 2013

 Decatur GA
MAR'S facebook page hints at a Spring Opening.(When will you open ? Looks like March, perfect timing to enjoy the back patio!) MAR is located at 314 E Howard Ave. Decatur. GA

Drainage Problems in Front of Decatur High

N. McDonough St drainage problems are getting fixed. They have had problems there before.

Friday, February 15, 2013

The new Golden Corral at North DeKalb will be Opening Very Soon

 Decatur GA
The new Golden Corral at North DeKalb will be opening very soon
It's great to see new restaurants going in this area around North Dekalb Mall

Victory Sandwich Bar Now Open

 Decatur GA
Photo credit Next Stop...Decatur
This is from The Decatur Patch
By Ralph Ellis
After months of preparation, Victory Sandwich Bar opened this week at 340 Church St. in Decatur.
The restaurant is a spinoff of the Inman Park original, with a menu featuring small $4 sandwiches, sides and cocktails.
It's casual dining, with patrons ordering at the bar, sitting down with a number and waiting for food to be delivered to the table.
Victory Sandwich will be open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. except on Sundays, when the hours are 11 a.m. to midnight. The Inman Park location is a gathering spot for waiters, cooks and other restaurants workers with late hours.
Ian Jones, who owns Victory Sandwich with Caleb Wheelus, said a companion restaurant called Paper Plane is expected to open next month behind Victory.
Patrons can enter by walking down the alley and going through an unmarked door into a room with a zinc bar and several dark, semi-circular booths built around zinc tables. Jones said it's designed to evoke "a mid-century gentleman's lounge."
read full story at Decatur Patch

Electronics Recycling Day Sat. March 2

sent in by Linda Harris

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Obama to Visit Decatur Thursday

From ajc By Nancy Badertscher and Greg Bluestein President Barack Obama will unveil more details on his plan for extending preschool programs on Thursday when he visits a Decatur school and recreation center. Perhaps the biggest question he’s expected to answer is how the proposal will be funded. read full story

Trailer for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's new Movie "The Internship" released.

The Internship is set to be released June 7.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

"Anchorman 2" Will Soon be filming in Atlanta

From accessatlanta.com
By Jennifer Brett
 Stay classy, Atlanta! The second "Anchorman" movie is about to start filming. Directed by Adam McKay the contining adventures of Ron Burgundy and friends will star Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, Christina Applegate and Luke Wilson again. The latest word is that Kristen Wiig has signed on as well.

Druid Hills Residents Not Happy about Subdivision Plans

From: ajc.com
By Jeremiah McWilliams
 Druid Hills residents irate about plans to cut down trees and clear land for a controversial development off Clifton Road are planning to break out their “Deny Clifton Ridge” badges for a zoning appeals board hearing on Wednesday. The hearing in Decatur is the latest turn in the fight over attorney Robert Buckler’s plan to carve three properties into a seven-lot subdivision in the old neighborhood laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York City. read full story

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Shirley Bassey to Perform at The Academy Awards Feb 24th


From: www.rollingstone.com
James Bond is making up for lost time at this year's Oscars. Shirley Bassey, singer of the theme songs to Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker, will perform at 85th Academy Awards on February 24th, Reuters reports. It will be her first appearance at the Oscars.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/shirley-bassey-to-perform-at-the-oscars-20130208#ixzz2KT5mAtT3
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Photo credit: http://www.impawards.com/1964/goldfinger_ver3_xlg.html

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Wahoo! Grill

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Wahoo! Grill from Thursday, Febuary 14 through Sunday, February 17, and enjoy a selection of menu items prepared exclusively for the holiday. In addition to our acclaimed dinner menu, you can enjoy the following featured appetizers, entrees and desserts for a limited time:
Seared Duck Foie Gras
Balsamic figs, toasted pretzel bread
Seared Sea Scallops
truffle flan, blood orange coulis
Filet Mignon and Lump Crab
tarragon-mustard butter, grilled asparagus, 
potato gratinée
Heart-Shaped Seafood Ravioli
salmon and shrimp ravioli, saffron-lobster cream
Heart-Shaped Flourless 
Chocolate Ganache Cake
macerated berries, hazlenut whipped cream
Pink Peppercorn Panna Cotta
Italian panna cotta, peppered cherries
Reservations are limited so please call 404.373.3331 or click here to reserve your table today!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Literary Feast - Four Authors,Four Courses and One Amazing Evening !

 Sent in by: Decatur Education Foundation
When: Tue Feb. 26
Time: 7 PM
Where: The Iberian Pig
 Forget Valentine’s Day: Can you think of any better way to spend an evening in late February than to dine with four terrific authors at Decatur’s Iberian Pig?
You get to spend one course with each author. Talk about anything you want. Enjoy a fabulous meal.
The date is Feb. 26, 7 p.m.  The price is $95 per person, but that includes wine pairings, and a good portion goes to support DEF’s literacy programs.
The only catch: You have to call to make your reservation. (But then, you probably own a cell phone, right?) Number: 404.371.8800.
Participating authors (and links to more information about them):
Susan Puckett
Amber Dermont
Kevin Young
Susan Rebecca White
For more info visit : decatureducationfoundation.org

Monday, February 4, 2013

Zaxby's to try their Luck on Ponce de Leon Ave

Photo of the Decatur's new Zaxby's near North Dekalb Mall.

Zaxby's to try their Luck on Ponce de Leon Ave in the old Church's Chicken site.
read more over at tonetoatl.com

Sunday, February 3, 2013


New Stores Coming to Northlake Mall

 Photo credit tucker.patch.com
From:  northdruidhills.patch.com
Northlake Mall is pleased to announce the addition of Crush, Designer Styles, African Art, H&R Block and T2I Entertainment to its already extensive list of retail stores. These additions join the recently opened Fork in the Road restaurant and Elevenup Shoes store.
Now open in a 2,596 square foot store, Crush, provides consumers with the fashion industry’s hottest trends. The retailer understands the value of offering the best for less and offers shoppers the most exclusive selection of cutting edge accessories from around the world. Crush is located in the lower level center court.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Early Days of Leon's Full Service

Leon's Full Service taking shape back in Nov. of 2008