Friday, September 11, 2009

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

There was plenty of fun for the girls of MLA at RA Sushi's 80s party last night. Anytime you have mullets, PacMan, snap bracelets, breakdancers AND sake in the same room you know you're at the right place! Still waiting to hear how much money we raised for ClubBlue but I have a good feeling about that. Now if I could just get that AquaNet outta my hair ...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Taste New Menu Items at Panera

It’s lunchtime and local Panera Bread locations are offering samples of their new menu items today. What better reason to hit up your local lunch spot?

sample day!

Caryn and I went and tested the new BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad and Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich. We gave them both two thumbs up. Other new items include the grilled Breakfast Power Sandwich with ham, eggs and cheese on whole grain bread; Fudge Brownies; and Macadamia Nut Blondies.

bbq chopped chicken salad samples

napa almond chicken salad sandwich samples

Also today, when customers purchase a loaf of bread or half dozen or more bagels at participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes, Panera will Share the Dough by donating a portion of the proceeds to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, its local Operation Dough-Nation organization.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bar-B-Q Lovers Rejoice!

The Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival will be taking over Turner Field's green parking lot from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. this Saturday, September 12. There will be inflatables and rides for the kids as well as live music by the Running Wild Band, Antonia Lawrence, Neal Cooper, Frankie's Blues Mission and the Riki Brooks Band. Professional and backyard barbeque cooks will be competing for cash prizes in their respective categories, and the pro winner will get to sell his or her barbeque at a Braves game in 2010. Braves legend Otis Nixon will be there to chat with fans and sign his new book "The Catch." As a promotion, festival organizers will be giving away free barbeque sauces, rubs and grill accessories to those who have RSVP'd on the event's Facebook page. Admission to the family-friendly festival area is free.

Raise a Toast to Man’s (and Woman’s) Best Friend at Adopt a Golden Wine Tasting

Attention fellow dog lovers: raise your glass and raise funds for Fido (specifically, golden retrievers) at the Adopt a Golden Wine Tasting at the Marietta Wine Market on Saturday, September 12. Make a $10 donation at the door and enjoy wine samples and hors d’oeuvres from 2 – 5 p.m. All proceeds go to Adopt a Golden Atlanta, so you know you’re barking up the right tree by attending this event! For more info, contact

Marietta Wine Market is located at 18 Powder Springs Street, SE in Marietta; 770-919-1574.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sweets from Scratch

We had the best welcome back present from the holiday weekend brought to the office this morning. Amy from scratch makes delicious baked goods and dropped a few off at MLA for us to taste test.


And taste test we did. ‘Scones – yum, chocolate chip cookies – delish, "Smacaroons" – genius. Still need to open the "What’s Up Pumpkin?" bread and I’m still not sure what happened to the "Trifection Perfection" brownies. I have a feeling someone read that three kinds of chocolate were included and ran away with them.

pumpkin bread
Check out her website for other desserts and give this local girl a call for ordering!

Come Together

Come Together with fellow Beatles fanatics tonight as Blockbuster in Brookhaven releases the long awaited "The Beatles: Rock Band" at midnight.

Blockbuster will feature Beatles cover band, The Mystery Trip, prior to a special midnight release of the game. While you wait to pick up your copy at midnight you can play along on a pre-release demo with John, Paul, George and Ringo and enter for a chance to win the game software. Fans can also join Rock 100.5 for special games including a Beatles look-a-like contest and Beatles karaoke. Come midnight the game will be available for renting or purchase!

Blockbuster is located at 3944 Peachtree Rd. in Brookhaven. Entertainment begins at 9p.m. for the night and The Mystery Trip will be playing from 9-11p.m.