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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: Local Pizzerias

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Pizzerias

ATLANTA -- This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local pizzerias. 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.

Home of the Carnivore Challenge, Kennesaw pizzeria, Big Pie in the Sky has been serving up some of the best baked goodness money can buy since 2007. The pizzeria is pretty popular among locals and university students in the area. The shop serves calzones and Stromboli but the pizza is the main event. They offer a number of pizzas from the 16” medium up to the 30” XL. The restaurant was popularized by the Food Network for their signature “Carnivore Challenge” pizzs eating competition. The Carnivore Challenge is unique to this pizzeria. During the competition two people eat about 11lbs of Carnivore Pizza in one hour to win $250.

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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

MARIETTA, 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.

If you want a restaurant with a rustic feel and a good reputation, check out Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q. The restaurant’s Marietta location is a popular hangout for Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich and many other barbecue lovers in the area. The restaurant offers catering, an online store and a hefty menu. The restaurant has three locations in the metro area. Visit them online for more information.  

Dave Poe’s BBQ is a self-proclaimed “traditional 19th century Pit-Cooked BBQ” restaurant.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DALLAS, 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.

The Kuroshio Sushi Bar and Grill in Kennesaw is a favorite to people in the area. The restaurant offers discounts to KSI students, senior citizens and military personnel. The restaurant isn’t seen as trendy or a “hot spot” but neighbors love it for its calm environment and fresh offerings. The restaurant is located at 840 Ernest Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw.

Thaicoon offers a huge menu; they feature favorites like miso soup, spring rolls, num tok and an extensive list of sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi. The restaurant is huge and has a bar where you can watch sushi chefs prepare your sushi.