Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Festival on Ponce 2013

Fall Festival on Ponce 2013

Third Annual Fall Festival on Ponce: Fall Never Looked So Good

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce its Third Annual Fall Festival on Ponce coming up October 19th and 20th in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Fall Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival held in the historic Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America's most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. , which was carefully restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance. An estimated 20,000 visitors will attend this event with over 125 displays of fine art and crafts, folk and "outsider art." In addition to the abundance of unique art, there will be a children's area, local gourmet food, beverages and a small stage for acoustic musical performances. Attendance is Free.

This is the third year that AFFPS will hold an outdoor arts and crafts festival in the chain of parks on Ponce de Leon Ave in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood. This event will be very conservative, with sensitivity and consideration for the park and surrounding neighborhood.
AFFPS and the Fall Festival on Ponce will be partnering with the Greater Atlanta Hadassah Chapter to help raise funds for the Hadassah Medical Organization. HMO is internationally renowned for its pioneering medical research, which benefits people in every corner of the world. HMO provides medical care to over one million patients a year regardless of race, religion or nationality. For more information about HMO and the Greater Atlanta Hadassah Chapter, please visit

1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
Olmsted chain of Parks

Sat., October 19, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun., October 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Music: Acoustic music only
Admission: Free to attend

For more information about the festival, please visit

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Eye on Decatur - Victory Sandwich Bar

 Victory Sandwich Bar
340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone:(404) 377-9300

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kimball House Now Open

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Movie on the Square Friday, October 4

This is from The Decatur Minute

Movie on the Square


OCTOBER 4 | 5:30 PM

On the Decatur Square

Join DeKalb Medical for this family Movie on the Square – Friday, October 4 at the Decatur Square – The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment, blood pressure screenings and fitness challenges. Many DeKalb Medical doctors will also be on hand to speak with you.

“Epic” tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world… and ours.

The movies begin at sundown. Bring a blanket, some refreshments and enjoy the show.

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ATLANTA, September 26, 2013 – The Fall 2013 class schedule has been released by The Cook’s Warehouse ( with a wide variety of classes and several visiting and local chefs.

From “Knife Skills 101 Hands On” to advanced, hands-on classes with local chefs, there are 175 classes this quarter from which to pick.

Cookbook Authors/Special Events:

·      The Fabulous Beekman Boys, Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook”
o   November 23 at Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      Jessica Harlan, “Homemade Condiments:  100 Artisan Recipes using Fresh, Natural Ingredients”
o   November 17, Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      Julie and Charles Mayfield, “Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods”
o   October 5, Midtown/Ansley Mall
o   November 11, Brookhaven
o   December 7, East Cobb
·      Art Smith, “Art Smith’s Healthy Comfort”
o   December 7, Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      Fran Costigan, “Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts”
o   November 6, Decatur
·      Laurey Masterton, “The Fresh Honey Cookbook”
o   October 22, Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      Steve DiFillippo, “It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in  Business and in Life, the Davio’s Way”
o   October 16, Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      George Geary, author of nine cookbooks including “The Cheesecake Bible”, “The Complete Baking Cookbook” and “650 Food Processor Recipes”
o   October 31, Midtown/Ansley Mall
o   November 1, Brookhaven

Simple Abundance classes to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank:

·      Chefs Lance Gummere and Julia LeRoy of Bantam & Biddy and Chick-a-Biddy, Party Fowl, 7-9 p.m. October 7, Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      Chef Tyler Williams of Woodfire Grill, Cooking with Woodfire Grill, 7-9 p.m. November 4, Brookhaven
·      Chef Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow, Fire in my Belly II, 7-9 p.m. November 11, Midtown/Ansley Mall
·      Chef/owner Mary Moore and wine specialist Don Hackett, Delicious Winter Entertaining with Mary & Don, 7-9 p.m. December 10, Decatur

Featured Offerings

Holiday:  Numerous Halloween-, Thanksgiving- and Christmas-themed classes, both demonstration and hands on, including Pumpkin Carving, Gingerbread Houses, Southern Candy Making and Holiday Cookies and Meals.

Cuisines:  Choose from Cajun-Creole, French, Indian, Irish, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, Southern, South American, Spanish, Thai and Mexican flavors.

Seafood/shellfish:  Several, including the not-to-be-missed Chef Gloria Smiley’s Italian holiday “Feast of the Seven Fishes” class.

Kids’ Classes:  A wide array including two skill levels of pumpkin carving, Zombie Zone Cookies, Party Foods, Gingerbread Houses, Soups, Lasagna and even Indian Cooking for kids!

Lifestyle Classes:  Multiple offerings including Vegan and Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Cooking for Two, Baby Food Basics, Georgia Grown, Heart Healthy, Paleo, Quinoa and Whole Grains.

Technique classes:  Knife skills, Hands On Canning, Grilling on the Big Green Egg®, Baking (pies, beginning cake making, candy making, biscuits, cupcakes and tarts), and pasta-making including Chef Gloria Smiley’s always-sold-out “Pasta-bilities” classes, among others.

For Beginning Cooks:

·      How to Braise
·      Pressure Cooker
·      Knife Skills and
·      Master Chicken Sauté, among many others

Although most classes include wine after cooking demonstrations, there are strictly “Wine” and “Wine and Food Pairings” classes as well.  This quarter’s offerings include wine classes by country or region with our own Don Hackett who is both a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Specialist of Wine, and several wine classes with Francophile Jennifer Pounds.

The Cook’s Warehouse ( is greater Atlanta’s premier gourmet cookware store and cooking school with four stores in the Midtown, Decatur and Brookhaven areas in the city and the East Cobb County area of the suburbs.  It offers more than 15,000 products for the kitchen and operates the largest avocational cooking school in the Southeast conducting more than 800 classes yearly, often taught by local chefs, and has a large web-based delivery-by-post site.

Owned and operated by founder Mary S. Moore, The Cook’s Warehouse also retails high-end appliances; conducts private cooking classes for unique celebrations and corporate events, and is a pro bono partner with virtually every major cooking event and gourmet association in Atlanta.

The Cook’s Warehouse is truly “Every Excuse to Cook.”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Facelift for Plaza Theatre

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Facelifts in store for Plaza, President theaters
By Encore Atlanta

Historic buildings in Atlanta and Manchester will undergo restoration, thanks to grant money from the Fox Theatre Institute.

The outreach program, created by the Fox Theatre, helps preserve historic buildings, revitalize arts programs and strengthen local economies. It will do so this fiscal year at Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre and Manchester’s President Theatre. Some details:

At the Plaza, grant monies will help restore the theater marquee, changing it from fluorescent to LED lighting and doing away with rust. The Plaza will look better from the street and be much more eco-friendly. The work will be done in time for the theater’s 75th anniversary.

At the President, FTI funds will finance complete reconstruction of the theater façade, from the marquee to the top of its tower and spire. The restoration will emphasize returning the President to the art deco jewel it was in 1935. Manchester, a city of less than 4,000, is in extreme middle-west Georgia, in Meriwether County.

Some theaters need assistance remodeling their lobby or auditorium. Some want to learn about sales and marketing, or need assistance with programming and ticket sales. Some want to train in-house restoration staff. The goal is to help these theaters become viable economic and cultural centers for the communities they’re in, much like the Fox has done under Atlanta Landmark’s guidance

The FTI’s previous projects include the Rylander Theatre in Americus; the Morton Theatre in Athens; the Imperial Theatre in Augusta; the Ritz in Brunswick; the Gem Theatre in Calhoun; the Springer Opera House in Columbus; the Holly Theatre in Dahlonega; the Grand in Fitzgerald; the Cox Capitol and Douglas theaters as well as the Grand Opera House, all in Macon; the Strand in Marietta; the DeSoto in Rome; the Emma Kelly in Statesboro; and the Ritz in Thomaston.

Before and after photos of recently completed projects can be seen HERE.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

IT'S TOMORROW...RAIN OR SHINE : The 3rd Annual Madison Ave. Soapbox Derby

From madison avenue facebook page

The forecast is teasing us with a chance of rain. We are having the Derby rain or shine! Bring your umbrella's and rain boots and let's show 'em how to have some fun in the rain! ...and tonight let's say a little prayer that it doesn't..

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Exhibit at Old Court House: The Mid-Century Ranch House: Hip and Historic!

The Mid-Century Ranch House: Hip and Historic!

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You’ll Have It Made in the Shade
House For Sale: 101 East Court Square, Decatur. It’s 1960. Meet your modern dream ranch house! Perfect for Barbie, Ken and babies. This red brick number is a cherry; complete with carport, pink powder room, and knotty pine paneling complemented by nifty chartreuse walls. The front yard is darling, the porch has fab ironwork and your back yard bash will have room to spread. This house is so aced that it will fly off the market. This exhibit will be up through the summer of 2014.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Decatur Estate Re-Open House Sunday Sept. 22

-- Decatur Estate and Wayback Antiques 2272 Lawrenceville Highway Decatur, GA 30033 404-378-4889

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Eye on Decatur Georgia Railroad Overcrossing

Decatur Georgia Railroad Overcrossing at Commerce Dr. & E. College Ave.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Help Pie Shop open in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood!

 I read about this at Decatur Patch and wanted to help with this campaign, so I am posting about this to get the word out.

Hi neighbors! I own a bakery called Pie Shop that started in rented kitchen space in Decatur in 2010 and has been operating full-scale for 2.5 years in Buckhead. Happily, I just launched a crowd-funding campaign to bring Pie Shop back! We have been a well-loved destination in our current location but have many supporters in Decatur and surrounding neighborhoods who would like to see Pie Shop come closer. With your help we can be the next long-standing member of the community.

If you love pie, coffee, and happy places to sit and share those things with friends, please visit the campaign here:

It runs for a very limited time and the clock is ticking so if you believe in this project please help me get the word out by sending this link to your friends.

I am happy to answer any questions!
Thank you,
--Here is the video.

The Kimball House to Open Soon

 Photo credit: Next Stop...Decatur
by Sonia Chopra
Kimball House in the historic Decatur Depot building, will open this fall. The Brick Store Pub and Leon's Full Service teams are behind the new restaurant and bar, which was inspired by turn-of-the-century American hotels and takes its name from the Kimball House hotel that was razed in the mid-1900s.

Both the kitchen and the bar will draw inspiration from the menus of old hotel bars and restaurants. Executive chefs Jeffery Wall and Philip Meeker, who met on the line Joel, will develop the food menu. "Dishes will show classic French techniques while still remaining playful," and the menu will showcase oysters and fresh fish.

Miles Macquarrie of Leon's is creating the cocktails— both classics and "culinary-inspired" originals— and the list of spirits, which includes absinthe and sparking and fortified wines. Michael Gallagher of Leon's and Brick Store Pub is in charge of the wine list, and Kimball House will have a rotating selection of craft beers behind the bar.

The restaurant is currently in the build out phase— note the new white exterior in the picture above, compared to the previous dark green incarnation— and is currently hiring for all positions. The application can be found here.
· Kimball House [Official Site]


Friday, September 6, 2013

National Shag Dance

Waiting for Balloon! at The Woodruff Arts Center October 17 – November 9.

Dear  Next Stop...Decatur

The Alliance is pleased to announce our first Theatre for the Very Young production of the 2013/14 season – Waiting for Balloon!  This encore production tells the story of two childlike hobo-clowns waiting near the railroad tracks for “balloon.”  The problem is that neither of them knows exactly what “balloon” is.  Through delightful trial and error, exploration and interaction with the audience, the two piece together what makes a balloon a balloon and celebrate all that is discovered while we “wait!”  Waiting for Balloon is a joyous introduction to gentle clowning and the joy of creating puppets from found objects, designed by the creative mind of Puppeteer Michael Haverty. 

Theatre for the Very Young is an artistic experience for children ages 18 months – 5 years that overcomes age, language, and developmental barriers, expanding the consciousness of very young audience members and integrating bi-lingual elements into each show.  Each production nurtures creative thinking, allowing the very young to experience art and culture on their terms. 

Waiting for Balloon runs at the Alliance from October 17 – November 9.  I hope you can share this information with your readers.  
  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Kathleen Covington
Manager of Communications
Alliance Theatre
Tony Award® Recipient for Regional Theatrediscover us. discover you.

p. 404.733.4601
f. 404.733.4625

-- Ticket Information General Admission: $10 Venue Information Woodruff Arts Center, The 1280 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Phone: 404-733-4200

Monday, September 2, 2013

Eye on Decatur

Thank you for Visiting Blue Moon

Sunday, September 1, 2013