Monday, May 6, 2013
Tuesday's subject outlines keys to getting credit.
Join the East Cobb Business Association on Tuesday for a unique opportunity to hear from lenders what they want to fund. Representatives of LGE Credit Union, Fidelity Bank, State Bank and Trust Company, and SunTrust Bank will discuss today's business credit environment and the keys to getting credit from financial institutions. The ECBA's Lunch 'N Learn event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Cobb offices of Keller Williams Realty, 3730 Roswell Road. The lenders will answer questions, share their insights, demystify lending and translate "bank speak" to everyday language. Lunch will be provided. The event is free to guests and members, but registration is required.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Powers Ferry Road market is the new venue for weekly Marietta Food Truck Rally tastings.
Every Monday night starting May 6, the Marietta Food Truck Rally will offer Cobb foodies a taste of the thriving urban street food scene and bring casual, affordable, delicious food options to Marietta’s community. Last year the Marietta Food truck Rally was held at the parking lot of Walton Communities’ 12-acre Meeting Park near Marietta Square. The move to Harry’s Farmers Market offers food truck enthusiasts a more central location with expanded parking and seating options, according to Whole Foods Market.
With Caribou gone and Starbucks growing, some caffeine hounds want more choices.
As East Cobb Patch noted last month, there are no more Caribou Coffee shops nearby as the chain has closed locations nationwide. As that was going on, we noticed a new standalone Starbucks location going up at the Terrell Mill Village Shopping Center, facing Powers Ferry Road. It looks almost finished, but there's no specific notice for when it's opening. While that area's redevelopment has been welcomed by many, some East Cobbers aren't happy with the lack of coffeehouse choices. We won't reveal his name, but a reader in the Shallowford/Johnson Ferry area e-mailed East Cobb Patch on Friday to say that it's "now pretty much Starbucks or drive into downtown Roswell. And all the Starbucks are small and not really amenable to working. "It's…
Friday, May 3, 2013
College football programs are not allowed to place website addresses or social media messages on the field due to rules that were recently amended by the NCAA. Tell us what you think of the athletic association’s decision.
#GoDawgs or #GoJackets? Whichever your preference, you won’t see either on an NCAA football field this fall. The NCAA’s recent “Bulletin on Field Markings, Uniforms, etc.” expressly prohibits “social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags” (Hashtags are words or phrases that are preceded by the # symbol that can be used online to group messages together or to rally support for a common cause, such as for a favorite team.). The rule means that while you may see your fellow fans using Twitter and other social media platforms while at the game, you won’t see “#SicemDawgs” between the hedges at Sanford Stadium or “#GaTech” on Historic Grant Field in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Speaking of UGA, another Southeastern Conference school, Mississippi…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Mexican restaurant will be opening soon in the Piedmont Commons Shopping Center.
It won't be ready for Cinco de Mayo, but El Taco Azteca Bar and Grill is taking a shot at the East Cobb dining market. The Mexican restaurant will be occupying space three doors down from the Publix at the Piedmont Commons Shopping Center, at the intersection of East Piedmont Road and Roswell Road. El Taco Azteca currently has a location in downtown Kennesaw that includes occasional live music. The move into by El Taco Azteca comes a couple of years after the El Toro chain left East Cobb, including a location at Piedmont Commons that's currently occupied by a Chase bank location. El Taco Azteca will be moving into restaurant and retail space that's been hard to fill. The most recent occupant was a Gameday Sports Bar & Grill.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Frankie's Italian Restaurant, Indian Hills Country Club, Mirko Pasta, and McDonald's.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The postponed event is scheduled for Monday afternoon at Paper Mill Village, and sunny weather is in the forecast.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Merchants Walk restaurant was among five in Cobb included in the AJC's dining out guide.
Sunday, April 28
Seed Kitchen & Bar of East Cobb has been included in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's recent compilation of notable places to eat in the area. The Atlanta 50 profile noted that Seed owner and chef Doug Turbush "dutifully satisfies your Southern cravings for pimento cheese, shrimp and grits, and deviled eggs. He also pushes you to venture out of our small corner of the planet." Seed, which opened its doors at Merchants Walk less than two years ago, will soon unveil Stem, a wine bar located next door. In nearby East Marietta, Tasty China, located at 585 Franklin Road, also has made the list. Says the AJC: "We still prefer the janky strip-mall Tasty China to its far fancier sibling on Powers Ferry Road. And we still find new dishes that …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Unaware he was already on air, A.J. Clemente muttered the infamous F-word before being introduced during his first day on the job with an NBC affiliate in North Dakota.
It was his first day on the job—and his last. According to ABC News, A.J. Clemente didn’t make it far past his awkward introduction on KFYR television when he was fired. The reason: Before uttering his first words as a rookie news anchor, Clemente dropped the “F-bomb,” apparently unaware his microphone was already on. All this happened Sunday evening. By Monday, the clip had hit YouTube [Editor's note: Graphic language in clip] and Clemente was looking for a new job. The television station quickly apologized for the mishap and promised it would never happen again. But viewers, ABC reports, were more forgiving of Clemente than his now former employer. The video clip went viral, as did support for Clemente's rookie mistake. After all, didn’t…