Archive for November, 2013

The Mac is back

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2013

The Taco Mac in downtown Decatur recently reopened. I went there a few Saturdays ago and the place was slammed with customers. Still, looks can be deceiving. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into and I was reluctant to try this particular Taco Mac again. Taco Mac and I have a complex […]

Auburn, Alabama rivalry just one of them things

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 30, 2013

Editor’s note: The Iron Bowl, the annual Alabama-Auburn game, is Saturday, Nov. 30. This one is for all the irons.¬† I’ve been an outsider living in the state of Georgia for about three years now. I’m from Alabama and attended the appropriately-named University of Alabama. You might have heard of us. We currently posses the […]

Menorah, Christmas tree lighting on December calendar

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2013

If you’re not into the spirit of the season yet, there are a couple of upcoming events in Decatur that’ll help you get your holly jollies. First up is the menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration on Dec. 2 in Decatur Square. It begins at 6 p.m. and the event includes donut decorating (I’m sold), Latkes, […]

Win an all-expenses paid trip to … Atlanta?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 29, 2013

A San Francisco company is holding a contest with a pretty interesting prize. If you win, you get an all-expenses paid trip to your own backyard. The contest announcement from Mosey arrived in my email inbox the other day. Mosey.com is a service that allows users to create their own personal travel guide for their […]

Happy Thanksgiving: Things I’m thankful for

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2013

1) Alabama Football [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m6Sw26gUQo&w=420&h=236] 2) The new Pope 3) Batman (thanks for keeping us safe, sir) 4) The Simpsons (The Thanksgiving episode from Season 2 is choice if you’re looking for something to watch today.) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoptLoEj_tk&w=420&h=315] 5) Cat costumes 6) “Team America” 7) Homemade pie crusts I hope you’re enjoying the day off. Peace.

Shop local: Decatur’s Black Friday deals and Small Business Saturday preview

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2013

If you’re not into getting trampled at the mall, perhaps you would be up for a leisurely walk downtown on Black Friday? Many of our local merchants, who provide local jobs and pay taxes here, are offering something to get you through the door. I reached out to some of our local retailers this year […]

(SLIDESHOW) Things I’m not thankful for

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 27, 2013

(VIDEO) Palookaville chef teaches Jay Leno how to fry a pumpkin pie

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 27, 2013

Jim Stacy, the mad genius behind¬†Palookaville in Avondale Estates, stopped by the Jay Leno show and taught the Tonight Show host how to fry a pumpkin pie. That’s something everyone should learn.¬†(He also gave a touching shout out to Ria Pell.) Enjoy: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOTLyHrftAc&w=560&h=315]

Decatur Police want you to travel safely this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 27, 2013

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross sent us the latest installment in her Holiday Safety series. This week’s edition focuses on safe holiday travel, something that many of us will be driving in (or against) today as people leave town for Thanksgiving. Sgt. Ross said she remembers how her father, an Atlanta Police Officer, used to […]

Decatur’s Season of Giving is back

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 27, 2013

Christmas and the Holidays can go a little overboard with the concept of “getting” things. Every year we are treated to image of consumption for the sake of consumption. That’s OK. It makes the wheels of capitalism spin. But for every opportunity to jump on a great bargain, there’s an opportunity to help one of […]

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