West Cobb Magazine

July 2009 Destination Acworth

Posted in 1 by westcobbmagazine on July 24, 2009

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Cover 230 x 300The WC Dine Out Guide covers over 300 restaurants throughout West Cobb in Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta. Each listing is linked to the restaurants own website, so that you can look at the menus  and other information about each restaurant.       Click Here  

Dining Worth the Drive Starting this week, West Cobb Magazine.com will present 2-3 reviews each week by Acworth resident ad well know Atlanta Restaurant Critic and Blogger, John Bickford . The reviews will be both of  Restaurants Worth the Drive  (both Inside the Perimeter and Outside the Perimeter) and some Right in Our BackyardThis week, his first visit was to OKINAWA, a new Sushi & Steak Hibachi Restaurant in Carterville owned by Eddie Yap, who owns long time West Cobb favorite, Sushi Zen/Thai Basil on Cobb Parkway.   John’s  second pick was The Spice Market in midtown Atlanta in the W Atlanta Hotel. This new restaurant is owned by one of New Yorks best know chefs and has the former Chef of BluePointe and Shout running its kitchen.   Click to Go to Restaurants Worth the Drive 

The WC Entertainment Guide gives you up to date information about area theaters including; Acworth ’s Theatre on Main, Marietta’s Strand and Theatre on the Square and the Town Lake Arts Center. Click Here      WC Things to Do Calendar  Click Here  

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HenrysRight In Our Backyard – Henry’s Where the Acworth Dining Scene Started – Click to Read More About Henry’s and Their New Saturday Morning Big Bayou Breakfast

DESTINATION ACWORTH  –  Acworth, the Northern most city in Cobb county  is the center of a thriving, vibrant community and as the “Lake City” has a quality of life seldom available in the world today. Acworth offers that unique combination of a hometown community with a true  downtown Main Street and a progressive  outlook: looking forward to the challenges presented by new growth, yet proud to preserve the history of its orgin.  Click to Read More

  Main St AcworthLet’s Go Shopping  –   After a delicious lunch on Main Street, be sure to treat yourself to a walk down Main Street in Historic Acworth and explore the many quaint and unique shops that line this historic street.  If you have not shopped in downtown Acworth before, you are certainly in for a treat. The stores  are  definitely  a step out of the “Big Box” stores  at the mall or The Avenues … and a far cry from Wally World. There is a little something for everyone  Click to Read More


 HenrysDINING IN ACWORTH  When you come to Acworth, Georgia, come hungry! The sheer  variety and quality of  Acworth’s dining options will make your mouth water! “Foodies” will have a field day in downtown Acworth, exploring the ambience-rich coffee shops and cafes, and the many full-service restaurants that feature traditional, Southern family fare to upscale Cajun, Italian, Mexican/Cuban, Japanese, Chinese, American and global cuisine.   To learn more about the wonderful independent restaurants in Acworth’s historic downtown just click on the  WC Dine Out Guide – downtown Acworth.   Of course, Acworth has all of the familiar national chain restaurants as well. For a complete listing of all restaurants in Acworth.  Click here for a complete list of Acworth restaurants 

IMG_8560This month, WC visits the historic Acworth home of Abby and Boyd Parks. Originally built in the 1850s the Parks home is one of the finest examples of a restored historic home in all of Acworth.        Click Here

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The Arts in Acworth Do you know what I am finding out?  The Historic Downtown District of Acworth is one of the best kept secrets in Metro Atlanta. I know this because I have been meeting with many marketing folks these days while trying to talk my way into low cost advertising for the Theatre On Main. When these sophisticated, savvy sales people come into theHistoric Downtown District and see what you have right here they are taken back by the friendliness, ambiance, good food and things they didn’t expect. Thanks to Mayor Tommy Allegood and a core group of people, here’s what they didn’t expect:  Click to Read More


WC Home & Garden

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KENNESAWS’S SECRET GARDEN  – The Smith-Gilbert Garden, formerly the Smith-Gilbert Arboretum is owned by the city of Kennesaw. This secret garden is not grand or forbidding, but approachable and well loved. If you live in the area, you have found a fertile resource. The core of the     13 acre estate features a Greek revival facade plantation from the mid-18th Century. Early settlers built this 4,500 acre cotton plantation, which was a working farm well into the 20th century.


Jan Britt HeadshotJan Britt, a West Cobb Interior Designer and HGTV  personality, shares how to create the “WoW Look” with “No Sewing” Window Treatments with paying a “WoW Price”  Click Here to Read More





Sue Hilton, a long time West Cobb Realtor tells you  HOW TO  BUY A FORCLOSURE

Noah Torch, a Kennesaw based Mortgage Broker talks about Today’s Changing Mortgage Market Click to Read More









WC Lifestyles


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Fripp Island- South Carolina’s Unspoiled Beach Resort Today Fripp Island is still beautiful and is lush with tropical foliage, indigenous palmettos and pines. Miles of saltwater creeks, canals and the Atlantic Ocean surround this still uncrowded family resort. Located just minutes from Historic Beaufort, Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is now being discovered by families, golfers, tennis players and anyone who loves the beach and nature.  The fact that Fripp Island is one of the most affordable resorts makes it even more attractive. Plus, no other ocean resort is any closer to get to from West Cobb than Fripp Island.                              Click to Read More   

staycationClose By Staycations – With all the economic challenges that we face today, more and more families are looking to find things to do close to home. Begining in July, WC will feature Staycation ideas close to home for the entire family. This month, we are concentrating on Staycations close to home in Cobb. Click Here to Read About Cobb’s Great Staycation Ideas




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HOST YOUR OWN WINE TASTING  There is just something about holding a glass of wine in your hand.  Sipping Champagne makes us feel festive and even stand up a little taller.   Enjoying a glass of wine and nibbling on cheese seems not just civilized but sophisticated.  Wine even has it’s own language that is not described as flowery but, in fact, sensual.  “A big muscular style with mocha and cocoa notes embedded in fleshy, ripe fruit with well integrated acidity and a long, firm finish.”  Oh yeah, give me a glass of that!  Click to Read More



DRESS LIKE A MILLION BUCKS EVERY DAY ON EVERY BUDGET How would you like to wake up every day knowing your closet contained a wardrobe that suited your lifestyle and was flattering to you in every way?  Click Here to Read More ………




 Basket of EggsDON’T PUT YOUR EGGS ALL IN ONE  BASKET  – Diversifying your investment portfolio is one of the key ways you can handle market volatility.  Click to Read More




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The Extension Opens the Barbara J. Crafton Center for Women  On the first day of May, seven women came to The Extension seeking help, and for the first time in our history we said, “Come in; we have a place for you.” It was the culmination of literally years of toil and uncertainty, of asking then asking for more, of praying for wisdom and praying for strength, of tremendous effort followed by even greater reward. That reward is hope for homeless, addicted women in our community. Click Here to Read More ……….

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Let Laser Transform Your Face Would you consider a magnifying  mirror to be a friend? How about first thing in the morning?  If you’re one of the many, many people who hesitate to see your skin up close and personal, you might be glad to know about an uncomplicated method to improve your skin’s appearance. Enhanced skin rejuvenation using laser technology can transform your appearance.  Click Here to Read More 


 GET OFF THE FENCE, THE POT OF GOLD IS REAL!  If you are talking about health and fitness with the Pot of Gold being a healthier lifestyle then it’s true!  What would that mean to you?  What will it take to get you off the proverbial fence and get you to start exercising?  If I told you that you could lose weight, gain energy, look better, feel younger, and improve your overall health would that help?  Does that sound like too much work, overwhelming, or too good to be true?  Well, it’s not!  Click to Read More



WC People to Know ALEN STENSLAND – The Bleacher Creature and JOE M. TURNER – A Magical Metamorphosis 


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Rev. Marlon Longacre of Northstar Church in Kennesaw talks about those “HuH?” Moments when faith is trusting God when it doesn’t make sense.    Click Here to Read More


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 Digital Printing Trends   The way we get our information has rapidly changed in the last ten years. From online news sources and blogs, to 24-hour news channels and Twitter, the public is hit with information, digitally, day and night.  As a result, the way we share information has also evolved. Late last month. Kodak announced the retirement of Kodachrome, its oldest film stock, citing the decline in customer demand in the digital age…….. Click to Read More 


 Destination Kennesaw – August


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