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DINNERS ON A DIME: Dim sum delights

DINNERS ON A DIME: Dim sum delights

ATLANTA -- This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in Dim sum. 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.

Dim sum is a term used to describe small portions of Chinese food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates, basically Chinese tapas. Traditional dim sum includes various types of steamed foods, such as: dumplings, rice noodle rolls, vegetables, roasted meats and soups. Dim sum can be cooked by steaming and frying. Most meals are small and served with two or three pieces.

Perhaps Atlanta’s most well known dim sum restaurant, AJA, serves up “yummy, delightful and fresh” dim sum dishes, daily. According to some, the best dish they serve is the shrimp dumpling.

DINNERS ON A DIME: Late Night Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Late Night Eats

ATLANTA -- This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in late night 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 for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Popular farm to table restaurant, R. Thomas, is perhaps one of the most noted late night grills in the Atlanta area. Their motto “You are what you eat” is indicative of the way they prep their food and their entire philosophy. The restaurant uses ingredients like pressed oils, fresh produce, home produce, veggies and organic meats. Among the restaurants most popular items are the French toast, Chicken Supreme and Salmon Piccata. The restaurant is open 24 hours and is a favorite among locals. The restaurant is located at 1812 Peachtree Street in Brookwood.

The Original Taco Cabana on Piedmont is home to most of Atlanta’s late night diners.

Frosty for a cause

Frosty for a cause

Wendy’s is giving us a good reason to buy a Frosty this weekend!  It’s the fifth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend – when participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents for every Frosty product sold June 18th – 19th to support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The efforts are aiming to raise 1.7 million dollars!

And we're giving away a Wendy's Gift Card!

Read more on the Giveaway & How to Participate in the Father's Day Frosty Weekend ...

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.

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.