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Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

BEST SPOTS: Cheap Brews

ATLANTA – Whether it’s after a hard day of work or at the beginning of a long night of partying, everyone loves a cheap brew. Around Atlanta there are plenty of places to get a cold, cheap pilsner full-o-ale however, the Where U Live has compiled a list of the places we think you would like.

Put a quarter in the old jukebox and relax at the, refurbished, Ponce de Leon mainstay dive restaurant. The Local also offers cheap pitchers and amazing wings. The restaurant has fourteen beers on tap, including: Hoegaarden, Pabsts Blue Ribbon, Fat Tire and Loose Cannon. All beers are served in pint glasses, the cheapest being their PBR for $2.75; they, also, offer bottles of Miller Highlife for $2.50. The Local is located at 758 Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

It has one of the better patios in the Atlanta area and it only holds about ten people. Popular Virginia Highland tavern, Moe’s and Joe’s offers the cheapest beer around.

Gateway International Food and Music Festival Coming to Norcross

Gateway International Food and Music Festival Coming to Norcross

Norcross, GA (September 15, 2011) --- Residents of Metro Atlanta will soon be able to take a trip around the globe at a single festival. The Gateway International Food and Music Festival, aimed at celebrating the rich culture of diversity in Metro Atlanta, will take place on September 24, 2011 at Lillian Webb Park in Historic Downtown Norcross and will feature some of the top international talent that the region has to offer. Purveyors of international cuisine and music will be on hand to provide entertainment for guests of all ages.

"We wanted to establish an annual event that adequately represents the rich diversity we see every day in our community," said Letycia Pastrana, executive director of the Gwinnett Village Community Alliance, the event organizer. "We hope to provide people with a truly global experience that enriches their views of other cultures."

Admission is free for this all day event. Festivities will begin at 10 a.m.

Its the 6th Annual Gwinnett International Restaurant Week

Its the 6th Annual Gwinnett International Restaurant Week

The GCVB is pleased to announce that Monday, September 19-Thursday, September 22, 2011 will be the dates of the 2011 Gwinnett Restaurant Week. Now in its 6th year, this popular dining promotion features 20 participating restaurants, each of whom offers a three-course meal for just $21.21 (plus tax/gratuity). “Great meals and a great deal; that is kind of our motto for Gwinnett Restaurant Week,” explains Lisa Anders, GCVB Deputy Director. The restaurants have created delicious and creative Restaurant Week menus, where you can experience Gwinnett’s most popular restaurants at a substantial savings.

Anders is excited about this year’s mix of restaurants, noting that “the large majority of our restaurants are independent restaurants, and we worked very hard this year to expand the ethnic opportunities for diners.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Noah

ADOPT A PET: Meet Noah

 

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

According to the Atlanta Humane Society, Noah is a sweet, young and playful puppy. Noah is almost a year old, he’s a Labrador retriever mix. Noah will be happiest in a home without young children and he needs lots of attention. This dog will benefit from obedience training and socialization with other dogs and people; perhaps at a park or a play date.

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.