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LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

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.

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.

Metro Atlantans line up to win free Chick-fil-A

Metro Atlantans line up to win free Chick-fil-A

TUCKER, Ga.

Win free Chick-fil-A for a year!

Win free Chick-fil-A for a year!

TUCKER, Ga. -- Chick-fil-A is gearing up to open its newest Metro Atlanta location at 3967 Lavista Road in Tucker.

Brad Spratte, franchised operator of the restaurant, will award a free one-year supply of Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 adults in line.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and can line up no earlier than 24 hours prior to the restaurant's 6 a.m.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DINNERS ON A DIME: Sushi Spots

DECATUR, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local sushi restaurants. 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.

Amaryn’s Sushi is a favorite amongst members of our newsroom. The restaurant located in Downtown Decatur has a patio and offers a awesome cuts of sushi according to some. Apparently, it is fairly challenging to find parking at this location, however, people sill frequent it and come back again and again. The restaurant is located at 256 Ponce de Leon Place in Decatur.

Sushi Avenue is one of the best kept secrets on Decatur Square. The restaurant, which is family owned, dishes out warm greetings to repeat visitors, every time. They are known for their lunch specials, however, the restaurant has an impressive sushi offering is pretty popular for them also.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Breakfast Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Local Breakfast Eats

DECATUR, 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.

Atlanta 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. The restaurant is located at 250 East Ponce De Leon Avenue in Decatur.

Thumbs Up, is a local breakfast chain that offers tasty meals for low prices. Every restaurant has 100% pure New England Maple Syrup, homemade jams, homemade multi-grain biscuits, stone ground grits and organic coffee. This restaurant is famous for its full meals, under $10.