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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.

Airport moving forward on expansion projects

Airport moving forward on expansion projects

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta City Council has awarded a contract to expand the Concourse D centerpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

This contract is a milestone in the airport's major renovation project geared toward enhancing passengers' travel experience.

"This expansion project will dramatically improve the overall experience for thousands of passengers traveling through Concourse D every day," said aviation general manager Louis Miller. "These types of projects are key to bolstering our reputation for top-notch customer service."

The goals of the project are to improve passenger flow, enhance the Plane Train and transportation mall, and add restaurant and retail options to the concourse.

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: 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.

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

Happy indeed: Half-price Frappuccinos during Starbucks Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- Happy Friday! Celebrate the start of the weekend with a half-price however-you-want-it Frappuccino from Starbucks.

On May 6, participating Starbucks stores will hold the first Frappuccino Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All flavors and sizes of the popular blended coffee drink are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks is also bringing back two coconut drinks for summer.

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a signature flavor in the chain's Hawaii stores.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

UNION CITY, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

La Fiesta Mexican is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with drink specials and free deserts. The Atlanta restaurant will offer $3 beers, $5 margaritas, $3 house tequila shots and if you buy a pitcher of Margarita your table will receive a free dessert. The restaurant offers Dos Equis on draught which is rare and goes great with their popular shredded chicken nachos. The restaurant is located at 1419 Virginia Avenue in Atlanta.

Come out and party with the people at La Parrilla in Fayetteville for their Cinco de Mayo fiesta. The patio will be in full swing with a live DJ, drink specials, prizes and more, the restaurant was voted “Best of Citysearch” in 2008 and 2009.