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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sunday sales committee vote today?
For those of you who don't like having to ask "What day is it?" before you head out to the convenience store, YDAtl is lobbying today in favor of a bill that would allow Sunday alcohol sales - a committee vote on the bill could be coming soon. This may be one of the very few issues where we can actually get on the same page with the Young Republicans - that's when you know our state has some silly laws!
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posted by Ataru Atlanta at 2/25/2009 05:49:00 AM 0 comments links to this post

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blue Dining: Flip
Flip Burger Boutique


1587 Howell Mill Road

Lunch: M-S 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dinner: M-Th 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., F 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday: Open all day 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Closed Sundays

By Jeff Romig

I’ve eaten countless Krispy Kreme doughnuts in my 31 years.

For as long as I can remember, I believed the only way to eat an original glazed Krispy Kreme was hot and fresh.

When the hot sign is lit, that’s the best time to get your fix.

But thanks to Chef Richard Blais, I’ve had a paradigm shift.

Blais has taken the traditional goodness of a hot, fresh Krispy Kreme and flipped it on its head.

While any given meal at Blais’ Flip Burger Boutique won’t necessary begin with the Krispy Kreme milkshake, it should certainly end with the liquid version of America’s best doughnut.

It’s as amazing as it sounds. I promise.

As for what to get before you order your milkshake, Flip also reinvents the idea of what a burger can be.

The top and bottom of each burger is a buttery, delicious brioche bun, while the middle is your choice of 15 or so different options from new takes on the traditional beef variety as well as nontraditional takes like a Shrimp Po Boyger, a Cuban and a Breakfast burger.

My favorite is the Steak Tartare burger, which is a wonderful mix of chopped rare steak, garlic, capers and Worcestershire topped with a smoked mayo.

And you can’t go wrong with a side of Vodka-battered onion rings and an old-school bottle of Cheerwine or Sundrop.

But if that’s not your style, I guarantee with all the choices offered on a daily basis, you’ll find something you’ll love.

I recommend going early because lines are consistently long and there are no reservations.

But even if you have to wait, it’s more than worth it as the food and atmosphere are truly a blast!

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posted by JeffR at 2/18/2009 01:47:00 PM 0 comments links to this post

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Is this the end for Morris Brown?
Morris Brown, an HBCU founded by former slaves, has been on life support for years, and today might be the day the feeding tube gets disconnected for good. The college owes the City of Atlanta $214,000 in back water bills, but only has $60,000 to pay. They have until 5 P.M. today to come up with the cash or the water switch gets flipped off (again). It doesn't seem to be looking good.
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posted by Ataru Atlanta at 2/17/2009 07:02:00 AM 1 comments links to this post

Thursday, February 12, 2009

100 years of the NAACP - where does it go now?
The venerable NAACP, an organization that over the years has stood both at the forefront and the middle of the push for civil rights, turns 100 today. It's come a long way from the days of Brown v. Board of Education and W. E. B. Du Bois - not least in that many people now would be hard pressed to identify him, or to identify any of the NAACP's ongoing activities. When was the last time you saw the NAACP in the news? For me, it was when they were leading the outcry against the treatment of the Jena Six. That was a time to remember that even with Barack Obama in the White House, the battle is not yet over. But what vision can move the organization to its next victory? Is the NAACP suffering a similar fate to many of the HBCU's in Atlanta, as we see Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, and others struggling? Will there be another John Lewis, Ralph David Abernathy, or Martin Luther King Jr., and if so, will (s)he come from the ranks of the NAACP?
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posted by Ataru Atlanta at 2/12/2009 06:55:00 PM 0 comments links to this post

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bzzt, time warp, we're still here!
Wow, a lot as happened since our last blog post on May 6, 2008.. Barack Obama won the primary, John McCain imploded (insert "poof" sound here), America elected a black man as its President, and now the news of the day is President Obama and his three best friends in the Senate, who just happen to be Republicans at the moment: Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Arlen Specter. Oh yeah, and that guy who makes the jokes still hasn't finished beating Norm Coleman yet. Hope Y'ALL have been doing good in the last, what, 9 months? We have! Look for slightly more frequent updates here going forward.
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posted by Ataru Atlanta at 2/10/2009 07:13:00 AM 1 comments links to this post


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