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DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

ATLANTA -- There are only a few days left to take advantage of a huge DealChicken deal -- a $400 Restaurant.com e-gift card for only $40.

All DealChicken members are invited to save $360 on $400 worth of food. The gift card can be used in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100 at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide.

Additionally, 10 percent of proceeds will be given to the Dan Marino Foundation, which serves children with autism and other special needs.

DealChicken offers both local and national daily deals on dining, services and travel. Learn more and sign up at www.dealchicken.com.

Dekalb Dept. of Watershed wins 2011 Adopt-a-Stream Award

Dekalb Dept. of Watershed wins 2011 Adopt-a-Stream Award

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) presented the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management and DeKalb Adopt-a-Stream Program Coordinator Michael O’Shield with the 2011 Adopt-a-Stream Program of the Year Award for Large Systems. 

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

ATLANTA - It's spring break and most of the city has run from the beach or the mountains. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and everyone left in the city will be soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city.

Come out to Dad's Garage for live music, games and BACON! The 12th Annual BaconFest will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Inman Park theatre. BaconFest! is a celebration chock-ful-of bacon, PBR and Ale Yeah! beer; the event, also, features a silent auction, a wheelchair obstacle course and performances by Darling Norman. Tickets to BaconFest start out at $25 and are on sale to all Atlantans who are 21 and older. BaconFest will be held outside in the parking lots of Dad's Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C- 101. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA. 

Local actor lands role in The Hunger Games

DECATUR, Ga. -- Thirteen years ago, Dwayne Boyd decided to pursue his passion full time and threw himself into the world of acting.

Looks like that turned out to be a great move.

Since then, he's been in more than 30 films and TV shows, but says his role as a peacekeeper in "The Hunger Games" is certainly a highlight.

"Two other peacekeepers and I had to pinch ourselves every day on the set just to make sure it was real," he laughed.

Boyd was pictured in Entertainment Weekly as part of a cover story on the movie. He is featured in the movie's "reaping scene," the only peacekeeper with a speaking role.

He said before the movie, he didn't know really know much about "The Hunger Games" and decided not to read the book so he could develop his own idea of the character.

When he's not on the big screen, Boyd runs Premiere Actors Network in Decatur, teaching acting classes to kids and adults.

Atlanta breaks another pollen count record

ATLANTA -- Friday marks the 15th consecutive day Atlanta's pollen count has topped 1000, a new record. Friday's figure is 1275, high for mulberry, oak, pine and sycamore trees.

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

 

On Monday, May 7, Children of Conservation will host Eats & Beats, a fundraising event featuring 25 of Atlanta’s top restaurants and four fantastic chef bands, to kick off the season for Dinner & A Cause Cards. Dinner & A Case Cards give guests a 20 percent discount at participating Atlanta restaurants for an entire month. 

Sterling Hospitality Takes Home Three Awards From The Atlanta Chefs Expo

Sterling Hospitality Takes Home Three Awards From The Atlanta Chefs Expo

The team behind Sterling Hospitality, creators of Atlanta concepts Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar, Marlow’s Tavern, Aqua blue Catered Events and Market Street Café, took home three awards at the Atlanta Chefs Expo on Sunday, February 19 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill.  This inaugural culinary event included menu tastings from local chefs, cooking demonstrations and more to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Atlanta. Sterling Hospitality competed in the show along with 57 other chefs and restaurants and received recognition for Fan Favorite (Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar), Best Caterer and Most Creative Caterer (Aqua blue Catered Events).