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BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

ATLANTA – It’s almost Thanksgiving, have you started preparing? If not, there may be no need; a number of local restaurants are taking the effort out of your Thanksgiving holiday, with pre-prepared and packaged meals. However, don’t hesitate placing your orders because the restaurants we’ve listed are booking up quickly.

Local author to hold book signing at Manuel's Tavern

Local author to hold book signing at Manuel's Tavern

ATLANTA -- Football fans remember Super Bowl XXV as the game where the Buffalo Bills' Scott Norwood attempted a field goal that went wide left.

However, the game is also known as "Super Bowl Monday," as it took place during the Gulf War and thousands of American soldiers were able to watch it on Arabic Standard Time, meaning that they saw the Bills take on the New York Giants early Monday morning.

Atlanta-based sportswriter Adam Lazarus wrote about the epic game in his new book, Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV.

Lazarus will give a talk and sign copies of Super Bowl Monday at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Manuel's Tavern.

This event is free and open to the public.

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches in Buckhead

Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches in Buckhead

The first Georgia franchise for Another Broken Egg Cafe recently opened in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, which is located in the 2300 block of Peachtree Road. With over 140 different menu items, the restaurant has quickly become Atlanta's newest hotspot for breakfast, lunch or brunch. It is open daily from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Many Atlantans who vacation in Destin, Fla., are familiar with the restaurant concept. That's one of the reasons owners Dana and Mignon Percival, along with their children, Drew and Sara, decided to set up shop in Atlanta.

Despite the economy, many people still eat out. According to the National Restaurant Association, Americans spend about 49 percent of their food dollar on food away from home.

A "Living Social" survey found that the average American eats 4.8 meals per week in restaurants. The most popular meal is lunch.

Atlantans also are famous for eating out.

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

ATLANTA – Whether it’s after a hard day of work or at the beginning of a long night of partying, everyone loves a cheap brew. Around Atlanta there are plenty of places to get a cold, cheap pilsner full-o-ale however, the Where U Live has compiled a list of the places we think you would like.

Put a quarter in the old jukebox and relax at the, refurbished, Ponce de Leon mainstay dive restaurant. The Local also offers cheap pitchers and amazing wings. The restaurant has fourteen beers on tap, including: Hoegaarden, Pabsts Blue Ribbon, Fat Tire and Loose Cannon. All beers are served in pint glasses, the cheapest being their PBR for $2.75; they, also, offer bottles of Miller Highlife for $2.50. The Local is located at 758 Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

It has one of the better patios in the Atlanta area and it only holds about ten people. Popular Virginia Highland tavern, Moe’s and Joe’s offers the cheapest beer around.

The 2011 Atlanta Food Rave, this Friday, to raise money for Atlanta Community Food Bank

The 2011 Atlanta Food Rave, this Friday, to raise  money for Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta - The Atlanta Food Rave, winner of the Best Social Event at the 2011 ALLIE Awards, returns Friday, September 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. at East Andrews Entertainment Complex.

The Atlanta Food Rave will donate a percent of the proceeds to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. A limited number of tickets are available nowfor ages 21 and up.

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

ATLANTA – Move over cupcakes, it’s National Crème-filled Donut Day. Every September 14th, donut lovers and people who want an excuse to feed their sweet tooth rush out to local bakeries and stock-up on crème-filled donuts until their heart’s content. Check out these local bakeries before the day is over and get your fill.

Popular Westside doughnut shop, Sublime Doughnuts, features the “A-Town Cream”, which is a hybrid between a Boston Crème pie and a doughnut. According to their website, the doughnut is filled with “silky custard and topped with Belgian Calllebault dark chocolate” and shaped into an A. Sublime Doughnuts is located at 535 Tenth Street in Atlanta.

For northern suburb dwellers, Dutch Monkey Doughnuts is home to an original Boston Crème doughnut.