Saturday, March 4, 2017

Americana Duo Sinners & Saints To Play Three Taverns Brewery 3/16

 Americana duo Sinners & Saints will be playing at Three Taverns Brewery in Decatur on Thursday, March 16th! The show coincides with the release of their second album On The Other Side.

Americana duo Sinners & Saints write acoustic, country-tinged tunes with compelling harmonies, featuring foot-powered percussion on repurposed drums from an abandoned kit. Since forming in 2011, Perry Fowler and Mark Baran have shared the stage up and down the east coast with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovels and Rope, Robert Earl Keen, Daniel Romano, St Paul & the Broken Bones, SUSTO, Sun Kil Moon, Bombadil, and many others.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


     Louisiana Bistreaux at Suburban Plaza in Decatur GA
    1496 Church St.
     Decatur  GA
     Phone 404-963-1463


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Coyotes Mexican Grill New Location


If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa are your idea of a good time, Coyotes Mexican Grill in Decatur should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat. Enjoy a drink with your dinner ? this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Coyotes Mexican Grill. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Coyotes Mexican Grill.
Coyotes Mexican Grill welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go ? this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Coyotes Mexican Grill, you can find easy parking and multiple public transit stops. At Coyotes Mexican Grill, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Coyotes Mexican Grill.
A visit to Coyotes Mexican Grill will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. So come to Coyotes Mexican Grill, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.

New location is the Ice House Building
Highlights info row image
(404) 373-9383

Monday, February 20, 2017

Eye on Decatur - Sprouts Farmers Market

The new Sprouts Farmers Market is located across from Suburban Plaza Shopping Center.
Opening Soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Downtown Decatur McDonald's Closing thru end of March for the Remodel

 Decatur GA
Starting Monday Feb. 20 The Downtown Decatur McDonald's will now close the Drive Thru until the end of March for the remodel to be completed. The lobby had already closed earlier.

Friday, February 17, 2017

OTONANA TRIO from Tokyo to Play At Mojo's Pizza N' Pub. March 3

Friends at Next Stop Decatur,

I want to introduce you to a new band and an upcoming gig from Japanese funk-rock band OTONANA TRIO from Tokyo. They will be playing a show in Decatur on March 3 at Mojo's Pizza N' Pub.

They're phenomenal musicians who always put on an amazing show.
For more info, here is a link to their press release:
Many thanks and best wishes,
Tess Greenham
Magician Media

Peach State Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday Feb 26

Peach State Opera will present Puccini’s Tosca on Sunday, February 26th at 3 p.m. at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College’s Cole Auditorium at 3735 Memorial College Avenue, Clarkston, GA 30021.
 As an artist affiliate of GSU Perimeter, the company produces condensed, family-friendly versions of classic operas in English. 
Puccini’s Queen of the Stage, Tosca, plays the ultimate role of her life in a dangerous attempt to save her rebel lover from the scheming Chief of Police, who stops at nothing to possess her.
 The triangle leads to a desperate and tumultuous conclusion, immersed in some of opera’s most passionate and masterful music. 
Arrive at 2:00 p.m. for a free informative talk by opera connoisseur, Carter Joseph. Total run time for the show is approximately 2hrs., 20 minutes. As part of their mission to include local high school and college choruses in their productions, this production will feature students from the Dekalb School for the Arts choral program under the direction of Jeffery Funderburk.
Tickets are available at and at the door. Those interested in coming as a group should contact Nancy Martin to reserve at . Groups of ten or more are admitted for $10 per ticket.

February 26, 2017
Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM
Cole Auditorium (Fine Arts Building)
Perimeter College at Georgia State University
3735 Memorial College Avenue
Clarkston, GA 30021
* This performance features students of the DeKalb School of the Arts choral program.
For questions about this performance, call Peach State Opera at 678-775-8445.

Video Friday - The Stampeders - Sweet City Woman

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Agnes Scott Annual Writers' Festival

Agnes Scott web site

46th Annual Writers' Festival

We are very excited about this year’s distinguished guests, and we hope that 
you join us for one or more of the public events listed below.
Please note that each of these events are free and open to the public, with no ticket required.
Read all about it at

Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday Feb. 18

Where: Scott Park (behind the recreation center), 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030
When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us on February 18th to learn about trees, talk to arborists, and help plant trees. You’ll have a chance to meet the City of Decatur’s new Landscape Infrastructure Coordinator/Arborist Kay Evanovich. Other area arborists will also be there to talk about trees with residents. And best of all, residents will be able to take home a free tree seedling!
This year, the City of Decatur is giving away 100 trees on a first come first served basis per household. There are 50 Catalpa trees and 50 Redbud available.
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 Neighborhood Clean-Up Days

 2017 Neighborhood Clean-Up Days

This is from The Decatur Minute
Public Works is gearing up for the 2017 Neighborhood Clean-Up days.
The City offer these days once a year to help residents dispose of bulky items that don’t easily fit into Pay-As-You-Throw bags. Each street in the city is assigned to a Saturday between March and June. Dates for the 2017 event are now available.
If you have any questions, please contact Sean Woodson at or 404-377-5571.

Collection Times

All items to be collected should be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. This ensures that we do not have to rerun routes for late set-outs. Collections run until 3:30 p.m., or until finished, whichever is sooner.
Acceptable Items
• Yard trimmings
• Building materials (not from the work of private contractors)
• Tires
• Furniture
• Appliances (not containing Freon)
• Trash that won’t fit into pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags
Materials we will not collect
• Liquids
• Dirt
• Bricks
• Blocks
• Stone, rocks, or concrete
• Motor vehicle batteries or parts

Friday, February 3, 2017

Coming Up... The Mead Rd. Mardi Gras! Saturday Feb 25

From Emily : A few changes this year .
1) We have a longer parade route!  (please see map below)
2) Krewe’s can register online to participate –
As you know, we’re a walking parade and anyone is welcome to form a Krewe and comemarch with us.  In fact, the more the merrier.  Our only rule is we don’t have cars in or trucks in the parade.  But people can ride bikes, scooters or skateboards.   Or they can organize creative dance teams…  As long as it doesn’t have a motor, it’s good to go!
3) You can also pre-pay for food and beer online at that same link – ttps://
4) We will have a kids area with food, games and facepainting at Mead Rd. Park
h/t  Decatur Metro
 Here is some history on the cool event.

A Mardi Gras tradition with a Georgia twist!!"Throw me something, Mister!"

If you think that is something you'll only hear in New Orleans, think again!!

Oakhurst has quietly been establishing its own Mardi Gras tradition for almost 10 years.

It all began in 2005 when our oldest son began kindergarten. That huge moment in Billy's life sounded alarm bells for us, as we realized that for the first time since the 1980's I wouldn't be trekking to New Orleans to celebrate my high holiday.

So in the interest of familial harmony, David suggested starting our own parade for the kids. He built a papier mache float on top of the radio flyer wagon. Billy, his brother Tommy and their friends painted the float.

On that Tuesday, February 8 2005, the kids dressed up in their Halloween best and Dave and I put on our Mardi Gras finest. A few of our neighbors and their kids joined us as we walked up and down our street, throwing beads and loudly singing Fess.

And it ROCKED!

Over the years, our little parade has grown from one wagon/float with a few kids and adults to a multi-wagon/float extravaganza with lots of kids and our own homegrown brass band. Imagine trying to teach a bunch Georgia peaches the Mardi Gras standards without sheet music! We aim high!!!!

And now it's time for us to take our Mardi Gras celebrations to the next level.
This year we're officially launching "Mead Road Mardi Gras". Anyone with a love of carnival, costumes, floats, music, parades, beads, red beans and rice and anything else you can imagine, is invited to come join us!!!

Saturday March 1st, or Samedi Gras, is the date! The parade begins at Harmony park at 3pm. We'll march up Mead Road to the Imperial, at the corner of Mead and East College, for the party. And the party will go on for as long as people are there to celebrate.

Beads will be provided and the Imperial will sell red beans and rice and beer. Proceeds will go to the Decatur Education Foundation to support the band programs at Decatur High School, Renfroe Middle School and the 5th Avenue 4/5 Academy.

For more information or if you would like to donate anything, please contact:
Emily Kean Berg

Video Friday - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - The Ultimate Medley

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Magnolia Room Cafeteria Opening in Tucker Today

Magnolia Room plans to open Tuesday.

  Great news for Tucker from Tomorrows News Today
The wait is finally over!  Barring any crazy mishaps, Magnolia Room Cafeteria expects to "soft open" this upcoming Tuesday, January 31st.  The restaurant, which represents the reincarnation of sorts of the beloved Tucker S&S Cafeteria, has been delayed a number of times as the owner worked to rectify issues and perfect the restaurant and its menu.  

"Mr. Louis," the restaurant's owner, is thankful for the support and patience of the neighborhood, the staff and the City of Tucker for their patience over the past few months.

The restaurant is located in the City of Tucker, on Hugh Howell Road, in the Shops at Heritage Place shopping center. 

An official announcement came earlier today that the restaurant will host a "preview week" next week.

"Our final health and building inspections are on Monday January 30th, so tentatively our doors will OPEN on TUESDAY January 31st. We intend to be very close to the full variety you expect from us, but please understand we want to be CERTAIN every dish is perfect. So please understand if your favorite is not yet on our menu. 

Preview Week Serving Hours: Lunch 11-2 Dinner 4:30-7:30"

Chinese New Year Celebration at Green Ginger Saturday Feb 4

reminds us of the The Chinese New Year Celebration at  Green Ginger, below is the post>

Green Ginger is hosting a lion dance and food tasting this Saturday, Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The event is free. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Date and Time


Green Ginger Asian Fusion Restaurant
265 Ponce De Leon Place
Decatur, GA 30030
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A Special Video for Today The 5th Dimension - Age of Aquarius

This video sent to me for my birthday it means so much to me. Thank You. Let the Sunshine In..

Monday, January 30, 2017

Newly listed Oakhurst Craftsman High Priced

Tucked between College Avenue and the Oakhurst Village, this cozy Craftsman-style offering is being billed as a “hidden gem on a quiet street” with an interior that’s nothing short of “impeccable.”
This five-bedroom, four-bathroom property was built two years ago, and its 4,000 square feet boast a few touches that set it apart from other large new homes in the same vein: a cozy basement lounge space that’s all-too rare intown, the kitchen’s breakfast nook (a sweet touch), a collapsable glass wall that unites the living room and a screened porch, and a dining room that seats 12.
Lovers of white-and-grey motifs and Carrara marble won’t be disappointed.
Other perks include a six-burner stove, double ovens, custom window treatments, surround-sound speakers, and a general understated sleekness to the whole place.
On the flip-side, the so-so WalkScore of 62 is a bit puzzling, given the proximity of East Lake MARTA Station and retail a few blocks in each direction.
The home last sold for $102,000 less in the summer of 2015, which says a lot about the temperature of this market.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Kudzu Antiques January Clearance Sale Jan 27-29

Please join us for our STORE-WIDE JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE starting Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29. Save 10-50% OFF on 1000’s of items. You’ll find wonderful options for every style and taste, whether it’s Industrial Chic, MidCentury Modern, Shabby Chic, Farmhouse Style, Eclectic or Vintage. We’re open daily from 11-7.

Video Friday Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better -The Spy Who Loved Me

Monday, January 23, 2017

Toco Hills Nearly New Shop To Close

The Nearly New Shop, a service of the Junior League of Atlanta, announced yesterday via its Facebook page that it plans to close "in late Spring 2017."  The shop, which relocated to Toco Hills from Howell Mill Square during the summer of 2014, was located in an earlier incarnation of Lindbergh Plaza in Buckhead for much of my childhood .  In total, the shop has been in existence for 68 years. 

The following is the message the organization posted to its Facebook page:

"Attention customers: Thank you for your loyal patronage! After careful consideration, the Junior League of Atlanta has decided to close the Nearly New Shop in late Spring 2017. As the JLA celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, we recognize the great impact Nearly New has had in the metro Atlanta area. The store’s 68-year history is a testament to the dedication of some of our longest-serving League members and to you, our customers. Please stay connected to us via Facebook and email so we can keep you informed of upcoming sales and store discounts. Again, we thank you for your continued support!"

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Decatur Crosswalk @ 340 W Ponce


Installation of the decorative crosswalks is now officially underway.
The city’s downtown crosswalk replacement program includes six crosswalks that will be located along East and West Ponce de Leon Avenues and one in the 100 block of East Trinity Place. Pedestrian crosswalk ramps and asphalt paving have already been installed. The installation of the decorative thermoplastic markings on all of the crosswalks is the final step of the project.
This video shows the design installation of the crosswalk between Jimmy Johns and Mellow Mushroom.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Decatur Time Machine for Mojo Pizza N Pub & Wilson's Ice Cream

Decatur's Wilson Ice Cream Co. was very popular for Decatur back in the late 40's and 50's
W. L. Wilson owner of the ice cream company said this new innovation of two horse drawn carts was a great way to deliver their frozen treats to the doors of Decatur customers. The two cart will have designated routes, one will be solely for the north side of Decatur while the other will remain south of the railroad tracks.
He pointed out this was developed to appeal to the children and in it's first week of operation proved to be highly successful.

  Today this location is Mojo Pizza N Pub and they are very successful at this location.
Their slogan is :
"My neighborhood pizza joint can kick your neighborhood pizza joint's butt!"
They also deliver to Decatur customers.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Blaze Pizza and Starbucks Coffee to share the former Evans Food Building


Blaze Pizza and  Starbucks Coffee are reportedly going to share the former Evans Fine Foods (and recently vacated Royal Cleaners) at the Publix-anchored shopping center. Located at the corner of North Decatur and Clairmont Roads, Emory Commons is a good location for any brand looking to capture both Decatur and Emory area traffic, but parking can be an issue.  
Evan's, a local mainstay for nearly 70 years, closed in late 2015 with rumors of a Blaze Pizza coming to the space starting to percolate this past summer. Repeated attempts to get confirmation from Blaze Pizza (via their official Twitter account) have proven unsuccessful.  Interestingly, having gotten word of the executed lease just before the holidays, I tweeted them once more hinting at knowing it was a done deal.  Their response was something vague (which has since been deleted) but the location at Emory Commons was added to the website as "coming soon" days later.  
The Emory Commons Blaze Pizza will be the first in Georgia for the Pasadena, California based quick-serve pizza restaurant started by Rick & Elise Wetzel of Wetzel's Pretzels.  The chain has been targeting Atlanta for expansion for some time, and enters the metro area at a curious time.  

photo credit

Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter weather warning: What you need to know

 THis is from
Good info to know.

There is a winter weather warning for metro Atlanta from 4 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. It is expected to start raining and sleeting and then turn to snow. The precipitation is expected to stick and Decatur could see up to 4” of snow by Saturday morning.
All city buildings are scheduled to open as normal Friday and will close by 5 p.m., including City Hall and the Decatur Recreation Center. All activities and classes at the Decatur Recreation Center are CANCELLED for Saturday and Sunday.
City Schools of Decatur will dismiss an hour early and have cancelled all after school, extracurricular and athletic activities for Friday, January 6, Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8. .
Important phone numbers
  • If you see hazardous or unsafe conditions in Decatur, or require assistance from police or fire, please call the police non-emergency number: 404-373-6551.
  • Report icy conditions on interstates and state routes to GDOT: 511.
  • Power outages or trees on power lines should be reported directly to Georgia Power: 1-888-891-0938.
Prevent burst pipes
As the temperatures drop, pipes in your home or business are likely to freeze unless you take necessary precautions. The easiest way to prevent burst pipes is to leave your sink running with a small stream of water (a drip is not enough) before you go to bed.
  • Be neighborly and take a few minutes to check on the seniors in your neighborhood. See if you can bring in their mail or wood or something else they may need, and make sure they have plenty of heat, food and water. Sometimes simply being checked on is greatly appreciated when staying indoors gets to be lonely. If you have a neighbor who needs help please call the police non-emergency number at 404-373-6551.
  • Bring all pets inside.
  • Register for Smart911 now at You can opt-in for severe weather and other notifications as well as create or update your Smart911 profile with any special medical concerns (such as a household member who uses medical equipment that requires electricity).
  • Charge all cell phones and put fresh batteries in emergency radios. When contacting loved ones, a text message is more likely to get through than a phone call.
  • Download the FEMA smartphone app for additional tips and emergency information.

Video Friday - Bread - Make it with You

Monday, January 2, 2017

DAS BBQ Opening


DAS BBQ, the new barbecue restaurant opening on Collier Road, is expected to open December 30th after months of renovations. 

The counter-service restaurant, which occupies an UTBAPH (Used To Be A Pizza Hut), includes both the original, heavily renovated "hut," as well as a second, smaller "hut" building.  Pizza Hut closed at the location early last year after over 40 years in business.  DAS BBQ Owner Stephen Franklin debuted his restaurant's food at Taste of Atlanta this past October where it received high praise.

Clover, a POS system produced by Sandy Springs-based First Data, was the system Franklin chose to handle customer payments.  It was a fortuitous choice.  Dan Charron, Executive Vice President-Global Business Solutions for First Data, hand delivered Franklin's unit earlier this month, as it was the 500,000th sold.  Charron brought not only the POS system, but a team of Clover specialists to train Franklin and his team in advance of their grand opening. 

A video First Data produced to commemorate the milestone includes DAS BBQ owner Stephen Franklin describing the restaurant as being "designed to scale" seemingly with plans to open "multiple locations in different cities."

Phone No.

1203 Collier Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am to 10:00pm
music nights until midnight

info from facebook page