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Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

DINNERS ON A DIME: Dim sum delights

DINNERS ON A DIME: Dim sum delights

ATLANTA -- This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in Dim sum. 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.

Dim sum is a term used to describe small portions of Chinese food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates, basically Chinese tapas. Traditional dim sum includes various types of steamed foods, such as: dumplings, rice noodle rolls, vegetables, roasted meats and soups. Dim sum can be cooked by steaming and frying. Most meals are small and served with two or three pieces.

Perhaps Atlanta’s most well known dim sum restaurant, AJA, serves up “yummy, delightful and fresh” dim sum dishes, daily. According to some, the best dish they serve is the shrimp dumpling.

Kids eat for 99¢ at Piccadilly

Kids eat for 99¢ at Piccadilly

ATLANTA -- Every day is Kids' Day at Piccadilly restaurants.

All locations now offer 99¢ kids' meals after 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.

"At Piccadilly, we understand the importance of family meal time," said Piccadilly CFO Tom Sandeman. "And with the economy being the way that it is, we invite our guests to sit down at our table for a family meal that is a great value for everyone."

Piccadilly offers a wide range of kid-friendly fare, including chicken tenders and roast beef. Each 99¢ meal comes with a kid-sized entrée, two homestyle sides, a drink, and a dessert choice of Jell-O, pudding or a cupcake.

The meals are only available for a limited time.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Late Night Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Late Night Eats

ATLANTA -- This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in late night 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 for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Popular farm to table restaurant, R. Thomas, is perhaps one of the most noted late night grills in the Atlanta area. Their motto “You are what you eat” is indicative of the way they prep their food and their entire philosophy. The restaurant uses ingredients like pressed oils, fresh produce, home produce, veggies and organic meats. Among the restaurants most popular items are the French toast, Chicken Supreme and Salmon Piccata. The restaurant is open 24 hours and is a favorite among locals. The restaurant is located at 1812 Peachtree Street in Brookwood.

The Original Taco Cabana on Piedmont is home to most of Atlanta’s late night diners.

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.