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'Moulin Rouge' screening to benefit Susan G. Komen

'Moulin Rouge' screening to benefit Susan G. Komen

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on Marietta Square is teaming up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise money during National Breast Cancer Month.

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Strand will screen Moulin Rouge, the hit 2001 film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, with 50 percent of ticket proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

"As a nonprofit, it's easy to get caught up in your own fundraising needs, especially in this tough economy," said Cassi Costoulas, director of business developing and marketing for the theatre.

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

Free Coke Freestyle drinks at Firehouse Subs

ATLANTA -- Firehouse Subs will mark its launch of the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system with a free happy hour at its Atlanta locations from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Customers can enjoy free drinks from the Freestyle, a touch-screen operated server that lets customers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 120 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

"The first time we saw Coca-Cola Freestyle, we knew it would revolutionize the beverage industry," said Robin Sorensen, co-founder of Firehouse Subs. "Customers rave about Coca-Cola Freestyle. It offers an interactive experience that when combined with our subs is unmatched. We're pumped to be the first national chain on the planet to bring the fountain of the future to all of our loyal customers."

Firehouse has 30 Metro Atlanta locations.

 

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.

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at J. Gumbo's

DEALCHICKEN: $5 for $10 at J. Gumbo's

KENNESAW, Ga. -- There's no longer a reason to lament Metro Atlanta's lack of the Cajun and Creole dishes that make Louisiana famous.

Tuesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a big serving of authentic New Orleans fare from J. Gumbo's. For today only, DealChicken members have the opportunity to feast on jambalaya, po' boys, etouffee and much more, all for $5 instead of the usual $10.

J. Gumbo's is known for making its food spicy, but not unbearable. So come out to Cobb County and fill your plate with a taste of the Big Easy.

This half-off deal expires on Jan. 27, 2012. J.

DEALCHICKEN: $25 for $50 at Wild Wing Café

DEALCHICKEN: $25 for $50 at Wild Wing Café

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Everybody loves wings -- and this weekend, they're cheap-cheap-cheap.

The newest DealChicken Atlanta deal is a whopping 50 percent off food at Wild Wing Café in East Cobb.

For $25, DealChicken members can feast on $50 worth of wings, burgers, fries and whatever else pleases their palates. With 30 varieties of wing sauce and a full menu of classic bar food, there's truly something for everyone at Wild Wing Café.

Unlike previous deals, this DealChicken offer is good through the weekend. It expires on Mar.

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

ATLANTA – Move over cupcakes, it’s National Crème-filled Donut Day. Every September 14th, donut lovers and people who want an excuse to feed their sweet tooth rush out to local bakeries and stock-up on crème-filled donuts until their heart’s content. Check out these local bakeries before the day is over and get your fill.

Popular Westside doughnut shop, Sublime Doughnuts, features the “A-Town Cream”, which is a hybrid between a Boston Crème pie and a doughnut. According to their website, the doughnut is filled with “silky custard and topped with Belgian Calllebault dark chocolate” and shaped into an A. Sublime Doughnuts is located at 535 Tenth Street in Atlanta.

For northern suburb dwellers, Dutch Monkey Doughnuts is home to an original Boston Crème doughnut.