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Frosty for a cause

Frosty for a cause

Wendy’s is giving us a good reason to buy a Frosty this weekend!  It’s the fifth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend – when participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents for every Frosty product sold June 18th – 19th to support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The efforts are aiming to raise 1.7 million dollars!

And we're giving away a Wendy's Gift Card!

Read more on the Giveaway & How to Participate in the Father's Day Frosty Weekend ...

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Southern Soul Food Spots

DINNERS ON A DIME: Southern Soul Food Spots

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local soul food. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Local political hub and famous soul food restaurant, Paschal’s Restaurant, tops our list. Come to this restaurant on Sunday afternoon and you can hob-nob and stand shoulder to shoulder with Atlanta’s political elite. The restaurant is known for their “Southern Fried Chicken” served with their famous home-style sides, which include black-eyed peas, fried okra and collard greens. They also offer classic southern cuisine like Shrimp and Grits and Fried Catfish. The restaurant is located at 180-B Northside Drive in Atlanta.

Busy Bee Café offers daily specials; from their Monday Meatloaf to their Baked Tilapia on Fridays, they’ve got it all.

DINNERS ON A DIME: CupcakeMania

DINNERS ON A DIME: CupcakeMania

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local cupcake bakeries. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Described as one of the premier cupcakery in Atlanta, CamiCakes “specializes in gourmet cupcakes for Atlantan’s to enjoy for every occasion. The bakery offers an array of cupcakes like the Lemon Drop, Sweet Potato, Strawberries and Cream and the CinnaSwirl. The shop isn’t open on Sunday’s and sometimes they offer half-price cupcakes on Saturday, in order to sellout. All cupcakes are baked fresh, daily. And this shop has locations in Jacksonville and Tinseltown, Florida. CamiCakes is located at 2221 Peachtree Road in Atlanta.

Tucked away in Milton, Jilly’s Cupcakery is a family owned cupcake bakery which offers cupcakes for every occasion.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Real Southern Bar-B-Que

DINNERS ON A DIME: Real Southern Bar-B-Que

MCDONOUGH, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local BBQ. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Popular soul food restaurant, This is It, has seven locations in and around Atlanta. The restaurant is known for its bold advertisements and signature tag line. The restaurant claims to serve the best BBQ rib tips in Atlanta. Most meals on the menu sell for under $15 and the desserts taste homemade. Visit them at one of their local restaurants. Click here for more information.

O.B.’s BBQ Catfish and Ribs is a popular BBQ restaurant in the area. They get “the best products available in the meat market, baste them with their special recipe sauce and smoke them out back on their hickory smoker”.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DECATUR, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local sushi restaurants. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Kiku Japanese Steakhouse has five metro Atlanta locations. The restaurant offers hibachi and a long list of sushi selections. Most of the rolls sold at the restaurant are sold for under $10 and although the restaurant doubles as a steakhouse. The restaurant is located at 190 Pavilion Parkway in Fayetteville and 3630 Marketplace Boulevard in East Point.

Sushi Pronto lives up to its name because local’s think it’s pretty fresh. According to a patron, the restaurant has “great food, great prices, great service and a great atmosphere”. The restaurant has impressive decor and about 27 different rolls to choose from.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Breakfast Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Breakfast Eats

EAST POINT, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local breakfast eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Since 1991, Redneck Gourmet has been serving up delicious comfort food to the Newnan community from their restaurant on the corner of North Court Square. The restaurant is popular for their homemade pound cake and brunch specials. At this restaurant, you can order an entire meal and get out without spending more than $10. Visit Redneck Gourmet at 11 North Court Square in Newnan.

Peachtree City locals love J.Christopher’s, a restaurant that serves “familiar food with flair”. The restaurant serves the normal breakfast foods, in addition to their own unique creation “skillet”. Skillets are oven-roasted potatoes mixed with a selection of ingredients and two “sunny side up” eggs.